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PREPARING FOR FINAL HOUR   Leave a comment

A WORD FROM THE LORD JESUS GIVEN TO: YOLANDA BALLARD – AT THE FATHER’S FEET – Melbourn, Florida

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PREPARING FOR FINAL HOUR

May 22, 2013

Draw your attention not to the circumstances that surround your life that can easily drag you down if you allow them to, but draw your attention to the fact that I am faithful to deliver you out of the snare of the enemy and use all things that you face for your good.For I am the One that has led you to the water, but you are the one that has to take the step of faith to even drink of it.  For I have given  you the River of Life to drink from, and I have given you the Tree of Life that you must eat from.  For I have given you already all things that pertain to life and godliness, but you must take responsibility to do your part in order to grow strong.

These are the days that evil will grow worse with each day, but at the same time My power is growing stronger within you.  And as you gather together to worship Me, I create in you united a bonfire of My love that burns brighter and brighter. 

When you unite yourselves with one mind and in one accord, you are creating within you the atmosphere in which I can move; but if you backbite one another and give into a critical spirit judging one another, you are opening the door so that the enemy can enter and devour the good work that I have begun within you.  And then you must start all over regaining the ground lost, and renewing trust to become that undivided unit once again.

For you are a body, and you must function as one.  You must love one another and care for one another as if you were caring for the members of your physical body.  Every one has an important role in My plan and purpose for your life and for promoting My kingdom and My will on earth. 

So I want you to take it seriously your part and function in the body in which you dwell.  Know that everything you do has an effect on one another.  If one hurts, then you all hurt, and if one is blessed, then you all are blessed.

You must move toward the direction I am leading you as a unit, and I am Captain in charge.  You are a troop of soldiers, and your leaders you must follow their direction.  You must love and trust one another and trust Me that I will lead and guide you into all truth.

Yes, this is the end of all times, and I am readying you for battle much larger than you have ever expected.  Take advantage of every moment that you are free to gather together unhindered by outer forces.  Take advantage of every moment that you are free to partake of My word.  Eat it and partake of it like it would be your last meal.  For you must have it hidden in your heart so that you can stand strong against the evil one.

I love you, My people, but you must remain sober, diligent, trustworthy, and faithful servants.  You must spend your time wisely preparing.  You must be ready!  In order to see Me move in signs, wonders, and miracles pulling down strongholds over the land, you must be the vessel that I am able to move through. 

For surely you will go from glory to glory for I am faithful to complete the good work that I have begun in you.  I would not bring you this far to leave you, but you must cooperate with Me.  For surely this is the hour for war.  It is My battle, but I must be able to use you as the vessel I will move through!

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He makes His Ministers Flames Of Fire   Leave a comment

He makes His Ministers Flames Of Fire

I was reading a scripture in Hebrews chapter 1 verse 7 which says: In speaking of the angels He says," He makes His angels winds, His servants Flames of Fire". I looked this up in strong’s concordance and found that angels is speaking of his angels, winds, (ruwach – Wind, breath of heaven), and his servants or ministers as flames of (Supernatural) fire."

The Lord says I am igniting My ministers as flames of fire to release My anointing to this generation. They will come in My power and with My authority and they will be ablaze with My glory. I will send them out to enkindle the flames that have died out and rekindle the embers that have been left smoldering in the lives of those who have lost their zeal. I am rekindling the fire of those in the five fold ministry and releasing them back into their position. I am rekindling the fire of those who were once used in spiritual gifts who have become weary and lost their passion. I am rekindling the fire to those who are called to go out and set the world ablaze. I will send My winds and breathe My pneuma, as I fan the flames and bring fire back into your lives and ministries. Now is the time for My Glory to be radiant throughout the land. What seemed charred, seared and stagnant in your life, will be revived as My fire ignites a new passion in your soul.

I am sending My fire across this nation and around this world and I am looking for those who will release My glory for such a time as this. They are those who are willing to lay down their lives and take up their cross. They are those who do not fear the opinions of others and are sold out to My kingdom. Those who have counted the cost and aligned their lives to My agenda will be used mightily in My end time army. They are those who will not allow the enemy to quench this fire or rattle their faith. They are those who will be set ablaze to go forth to fan the flames and stoke the fire in others. They won’t allow anything to annihilate their zeal because they are strong in Me and they will go forth and do great exploits. They will stir themselves up and renew the passion that others once had in their hearts.

As you take the limits off Me, you will experience a fire that you have not known before. Don’t settle for a mediocre lifestyle but receive all that I have for you. Allow My Word to penetrate your heart as a fire shut up in your bones. As you see a shifting and a shaking in the natural realm, know that there is also a spiritual shifting. There is unseen activity happening simultaneously in the heavenlies. Just as there are fires in the natural, I am sending a spiritual fire that the enemy will not be able to extinguish. Angelic activity is being released from the third heaven that no man or demon can quench. Do not fear the days ahead but know that I am releasing My glory in a magnitude which no human or devil could stop says the Lord.

Psalm 39:3-4; My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue: "Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am.

Psalm 104:4; Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.

Jeremiah 20:9b; But His Word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back and I could not.

Hebrews 1:7; In speaking of the angels He says," He makes His angels winds, His servants Flames of Fire".

Elaine Tavolacci – "A Word In Season"

www.awordinseason.info

www.TheVoiceOfBreakthrough.com

“Reformers are Coming”   Leave a comment

I’m posting this prophetic word from the Lord Jesus. For some of you this is confirmation to what the Lord has shared with you. For me, this is confirmation. Some of you know based on my previous post; last year the Lord Jesus told me to leave a church where the pastor allowed someone with the jezebel spirit to teach God’s people. At this church money and themselves are their god. They praised money and not the Lord Jesus. The pastor allowed several false prophets to come and speak and deceive God’s people. One false prophet came and stated that we are better than Jesus. The Lord called him “that man” and “that son of perdition” from 2 Thessalonians 2. That is the spirit of the anti-christ. Last year the Lord gave me several dreams concerning me helping that church be restored back to Him. One particular dream I had, I was in a builder’s hard hat where there was construction going on and I was giving them instructions. Before I could restore them, I had to be restored and delivered. I endured a lot of hurt while at that church which caused me to have some bitterness. The Lord has been cleaning me since I left. The Holy Spirit told me I was ready. This Word is confirmation for me. Please discern for yourselves. Be blessed and strong in Jesus Christ.

PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN – Upstream Ministries – California

www.upstreamca.org    www.Facebook.com/tearsofmercy

“Reformers are Coming”

February 22, 2013

The Lord spoke this to me last week before my friend from India came to visit. But I didn’t get anything more at the time. Last night as I was going to rest, felt the Lord wanted to speak to me and He said:

“Just as Moses reformed Israel, and David revitalized the temple worship, and as the Son of God called forth reformation by cleansing the temple from money changers, I will bring forth Reformers who will convict the church of her idolatry as Gideon convicted Israel and tore down the idol.

Just as Gideon was not loved by those he brought reformation to by tearing down their idol, there are many who will not like these reformers. So brace yourselves beloveds for these assignments will not be easy and you will need My wisdom as I send you, to know how and what to say.

But know that when I send you, you will not go alone, and I will back up the words I give you to speak. I will perform My words and I will shake the very foundations of many churches, and cities. For Many are blind to their condition. But as you speak I will bring great conviction and repentance will flow in hearts that are truly Mine !

Do NOT be dismayed! Do NOT fear their faces! Do NOT fear repurcussions!

Know that I AM with you and will uphold you with My righteous right hand. For this will be a “last call” for many who have evaded correction and who are drunk with their own power. Each assignment will be unique, so LEAN ON ME. Angels will go with you and execute My judgments. There will be no more merchandizing in My house ! It will be made a house of PRAYER for ALL NATIONS ! Ready your hearts My prophets for confrontation with jezebel spirits.

I have put many of you through serious battle with her but now that I have purged YOU of her ways, will I lose you to destroy her ramparts ! Self will be dethroned in all who are Mine. I know how to humble and abase those who are proud and arrogant in their hearts. Me, Myself and I will be thrown down.

Those of you who are like minded must support one another in prayer. EARNESTLY pray for one another. I AM with you as well and will fight with you ! In some, if not many cases, you will with great COMPASSION be given very specific revelation of specific pastors and leaders. Because they need to know I mean business and am no longer allowing pretense to reign in My church. If they repent, I will heal and deliver, but if they do NOT listen to your compassionate pleas for change, I will bring swift judgments. The Spirit of BURNING will bring all to their knees before Me and I will have the victory !

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 4:4 NKJV When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

"Spiritual Maturity" – Going to the Next Level   Leave a comment

"Spiritual Maturity"

Going to the Next Level by Elaine Tavolacci

www.awordinseason.info

www.TheVoiceOfBreakthrough.com

We have heard the cliché "Going to the next level" used often throughout the body of Christ but it takes spiritual maturity on our part for spiritual progression. The other night as I was falling asleep I had an unusual vision of a child with a milk mustache (which is a milk stain over the upper lip that one gets from drinking milk in a careless way). I remembered an advertisement for milk several years ago in which they used pictures with people of all ages with milk mustaches. The next morning as I was thinking about this peculiar vision that the Lord gave me, I received this word.

The Lord says, As you seek truth, and as you seek to know Me more, the eyes of your heart will be enlightened. Those who are willing to go beyond the milk of My word will align their thoughts with My word. They are those who are hungry for the meat and willing to leave foolish and childish things behind. I will give them understanding of spiritual things and My truth will become alive in them. They are those who are willing to separate themselves unto Me. They are those who not only spend time with Me, but they live a fasted lifestyle and they walk in holiness. They refuse irrational arguments and they will readily forgive others who have wronged them. They are not content with the milk, therefore they press on to the higher calling. They depend on My leading as they go about their daily chores and they know that they have been called and set apart for My plans and My purposes.

As you allow My word to become part of you and follow after sound doctrine, your mind will be renewed. You will no longer desire to submit to the things of the carnal nature. The temptations of this world will grow dim as you hunger for spiritual realities. The more that you spend time in My word and in My presence, you will find that hearing My voice will come with ease. Pray in the spirit often to build yourself up in your most holy faith and as you do, you will become more attuned to My ways. Soon you will find that as you continue to persevere, you will continually develop into the person who I have created you to be. My fire will burn away all the dross, correct the false doctrine and all unscriptural teaching that you have learned in the past. I will release discernment to see into dark places. You will understand My word with more clarity and insight.

I am filling the hearts of those who desire to know Me more. Those who are rooted and grounded will surely ascend to new heights. I will reveal My secrets to those who are submitted and seek revelation. I will make My voice known to and those who have treasured My words more than their daily bread. It is not mystical or mysterious to them because they have a personal relationship with Me. They are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. They are those who have learned to tune in to My frequencies. Signs and wonders will accompany those who walk in My truth. Those who follow My word will walk in peace. Fear, confusion and anxiety will be far from them. So enlarge your vision and extend your boundaries and as you yield yourself to Me, My plans will be established in your life says the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:21

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able.

Ephesians 4:14 -15

that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ

Hebrews 5:12-14

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Discernment – 2   Leave a comment

Discern (Distinguish; Tell the Difference; Detect; Recognize)

We are a generation that trust what we see and not discern what’s in a person’s heart or their motives. So many are blinded by the deceiving power and signs and lying wonders the Lord warns us about in 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9. Too many think have the wrong idea of discernment. So many think it’s given to just a certain group of people they feel were chosen by God. So many also think discernment come by way of their position or title given by man. Discernment is given to everyone but it’s up to us to heed to it. Too many ignore it. Some get that “feeling” something isn’t right and overlook it and write it off. Pride is a deadly thing for so many reasons. One reason it keeps us from discerning good from evil. Whatever is pleasing to the flesh is followed by so many. The ones I’ll discuss are those that are blind in the spirit. They think they have it all together, but don’t. I heard a pastor’s wife (who also called herself an evangelist) brag about having discernment. She stated in a prideful manner “95% of the time I discern.” Some time later the Lord showed me how this woman was being deceived by another woman (in the same church) who has the spirit of jezebel. She allowed this woman to do things for her because the woman with the jezebel spirit was very talented. This woman who claimed to have discernment unknowingly allowed a strong demonic spirit to control her. This woman with the jezebel spirit was eventually given a license of evangelist by that pastor and his wife, the one who supposedly had great discernment. The problem with this situation, the pastor nor his wife discerned that woman’s spirit to see if there was any evil in her. This woman used a lot of deceptive tools to blind these leaders in the church. She and her husband give a great amount of money to the church. They were very cunning in using flattering. But the problem isn’t really with the woman and that demonic spirit. The woman deceived was already deceived. She felt because of the time she was saved (29 years) she would automatically know who was a devil. When you think you can’t be deceived, you’ve already been deceived. Her pride kept her from using discernment and she allowed what she saw with her eyes to deceive her. 

Another issue with using no discernment; This generation is so quick to allow any one to lay hands on them. There is nothing wrong with laying on of hands. The Lord Jesus instructs His people to do it. He tells us in Mark 16:18 that we are to lay hands on the sick and they will recover. The problem is, are you discerning if those hands are clean. In other word, are their hearts pure before the Lord? Works doesn’t make our hearts pure… Money surely don’t make our hearts pure… In Acts 8:9-25 there was a sorcerer named Simon, who deceived many. Verse 10 in Acts 9 tells us people believed Simon had great power from God because of the things he did, but his power came from satan. Now just imagine if those who were deceived by Simon (because they thought the power was from God) allowed him to lay hands on them. Those demonic spirits in Simon transferred to them and they were worse than before. Later in the chapter, Simon believed in Jesus and was baptized, but he still had some of his evil ways in controlling him and wasn’t fully delivered. So when he witnessed the Lord Jesus apostles lay hands on the people which caused them to receive the Holy Spirit, he offered them money for this power. So, discern a person’s heart before they lay hands on you. What I do before I go to the altar for prayer, I pray for God to clean those hands. It truly works because there was a time a false prophet was at the church I was a member of, deceiving people into giving their money. The Lord showed me he was a false prophet. But in my mind I wasn’t fully convinced so the Lord allowed me to go in the line, but He told me to only put my tithes and offerings in the envelope. I asked the Lord when I go there do not let that man say anything to me in the microphone and don’t let him speak to me about money. When I got to him, he put his hands on mine and he did not speak in the microphone, nor did he speak to me about money. But the whole time he held my hands, I felt the anointing of the Lord keeping my hands from those spirits coming in me. So when we don’t discern someone and allow them to lay hands on us, we are opening ourselves for demons to enter into us.

Our Lord Jesus warns us in Matthew 24:24 (For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect). If you are the elect and I am the elect, shouldn’t we discern EVERY ONE and EVERY WORD and ASK THE LORD to show us what’s in their heart and not look at the works they have done. Those works deceive so many of Christians… I was deceived for a long time; until the Lord Jesus opened my eyes… We have to allow the Lord Jesus to show us ourselves and simple ask if we are being deceived… Why live our lives on earth thinking we are doing the Will of God; thinking we are going to Heaven. And when we get to those gates, we go based on the works we’ve done (when we haven’t discern even our own works) and the Lord tells us “Depart from Me you worker of iniquity” (Luke 13:27). Get it right NOW before it’s too late. Don’t let your title/position deceive you… DISCERN… Don’t let the title/position of others to deceive you… DISCERN… Don’t be deceived by your traditions/norms and YOUR beliefs… DISCERN… Don’t let the works of others deceive you… DISCERN… Don’t let the WORDS of others deceive you… DISCERN… Don’t let YOUR righteousness deceive you… DISCERN… Discern; the Lord Jesus says, Discern…

Don’t go based on your righteousness because we are told in the Word of God, our righteousness are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). We have to go based on God’s righteousness. Simply and sincerely ask the Lord Jesus to show you what you are doing that’s not His desire. Don’t assume you are doing what’s right because you’ve done it for years… It’s not always so clear… That’s why the Lord has to show us ourselves… God is pleading with us. Please ask for His help and don’t assume another day… Finally, be humbled and allow change to take place. Don’t stay down. The Righteous God tells us to get back up… The hour of correction is here… Receive it and allow God to truly use you to tear down His enemy and your enemy’s kingdom… Be blessed…

2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 (KJV); And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.

1 Timothy 5:22 (KJV); Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

Acts 8:9-22 (NKJV); But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.”  And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time.  But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.” Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.”

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NKJV); Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Luke 13:25-28 (NKJV); When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’ then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.’ But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.

Isaiah 64:5-6 (NKJV); You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned. In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV); But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:19-20 (NKJV); Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 15:3-9 (NKJV); He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”; then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

Job 17:5 (KJV); He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Proverbs 6:24-25 (KJV); To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Job 32:21-22 (KJV); Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.

Psalm 78:36 (KJV); Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

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1/11/2013

We truly need to discern others. We are taught so much from traditions, it is killing too many of God’s people. We see a title and automatically believe every word that comes out of their mouths. The Bible tells us to believe not every spirit, but try the spirits to see if they are of God (1 John 4:1; Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.). The Lord Jesus gave me two Words last year concerning discerning; which I’m posting after this. This is our souls at stake. Actually, I hope you are discerning this Word I’m posting. When I went on that fast, the Lord had me to separate from others. I wasn’t even about to call my sister during that time. The things I learned about how easy it is for us to be deceived was astounding. There are so many things taught in our churches that deceives us because of tradition. I will be posting what He taught me as the Lord leads me. But it’s too many turning away from the truth because it’s not what their used to. I used to do it. They speak evil of things they don’t understand (2 Peter 2:12). They don’t receive a Word of the Lord from some because they don’t have a known title. Again, this is our souls at stake. Our relationship with the Lord has to be more important than popularity. When the Lord began to show me truths, it was hard at first. I told Him “well, pastor said this”. The Lord said (very abruptly) “Who is your God”; “Who do you trust”. I had to stop putting my trust in man and put my trust in the Lord Jesus. The Lord tells us in Jeremiah to not put our trust in man, but in Him. Do we give them honor for their labor? Yes. But they CANNOT be our God. And that’s what has happened in today’s churches, they have taken away Jesus (some unknowingly) and placed others as their god. So many are afraid to speak up and tell the truth. That is compromise. I have been persecuted by close family and friends because I spoke the truth that just so happen to be toward a pastor and his wife. This pastor and his wife allowed demonic spirits to run that church and when I spoke about it I was told “you can’t speak against our leaders”. 1st of all, I am not against leadership or against those leaders; which I’ve told these individuals. But they chose to believe satan which caused us to be separated. The sad thing is these individuals knew of the demonic activities operating in the church and the pastor allowed it but they got caught up in the title, positions, and money. The Bible shows us how the prophets came to kings and told them of their evil ways. When is it a time in Christianity we are suppose to overlook evil and keep shut about it because of their positions in the church? There is none. Even Paul rebuked Peter. Paul just became a Christian when he rebuked Peter, who walked with the Lord. That same pastor would tell us we need to trust him because he was pastor. But the Lord told me the scripture found in Jeremiah 17:5 which caused me to be looked on as a traitor. I was looked on as an evil person because I told the truth. The Lord delivered me from that church because He said if I stay any longer, I would become just like them. I ran after that. We have to follow what the Lord says, no matter what. True Christianity is not popular. If you are not offending anyone because of the truth you are not doing your job as a disciples.

2 Timothy 4:3-4; For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.           

1 John 4:1; Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test (try, discern) the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2 Peter 2:1-3; But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

 

Quality verses Quantity   1 comment

This afternoon I was blessed to meet a woman who lives at a homeless shelter. So many times people look at them as not being blessed because they don’t have a home or money. At the leading of my Lord Jesus, I left a church who’s god was money, themselves, cars, houses, etc. They allowed the jezebel spirit to teach and deceive God’s people. They allowed people who operate with witchcraft to be over hospitality (who serve the food when events take place and serve the pastor, his wife and others water). While there I was taught outer appearance is of great importance. I was taught if you want people to know you’re called of God, you have to dress like it. I was taught more money means you are blessed. I was taught if the majority says it that means it must be true. I was taught to be great you have to have a college degree. I was taught to be blessed you have to have a big house or a nice car. I was taught many things, but the Word of God. But today I met a woman that had neither one of the things I was taught in that church. Today, I met an example of a true tabernacle not made by man (Hebrews 8:1-2; Hebrews 9:11-15). This woman has the Lord in her life and on her life. A homeless woman who currently lives at a shelter taught me to be thankful in everything. She taught me you don’t have to have a nice suit to be anointed by God. She taught me your outer appearance doesn’t matter. She taught me so many things just sitting and talking in less than an hour than all the years I was at this church. She taught me humility, love (the greatest power of God). I went there to be a blessing and was blessed. Father in  Heaven, THANK YOU… Thank you for sending your daughter to help me see You.

We have so many of God’s servants, doing His will outside of the church building. At that church I was not taught to be a disciple. Today I met face to face, a true tabernacle, a true disciple. Thank You Father for answering my prayers.

I am posting a Word the Lord gave me June, 2012 titled “Quality verses Quantity”.

Veronica   

6/26/2012 – Quality verses Quantity:

People put so much emphasis on quantity and neglect the importance of quality. We have quoted, “the bigger the better”.  That thought comes from the world (satan). Other ideas taken from the world (satan): “The majority is the strongest; the one with the largest amount of money is better than the one with less; a big person in stature is feared and/or respected.” We even have a quote, “If the majority says it, it must be true” or “only the strong shall survive”. All of these are deceptive statements from satan.  There are so many things that happen in the Bible that proves those worldly statements are not true and proves quality is surely better than quantity. Even in the church; those who give the most money is revered and respected above those who gives their little. Remember the poor widow in the Bible who gave her two mites (small coins) (Mark 12:41-44 (NKJV); Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.  Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.  So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;  for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”). In Jesus eyes she put in more than those who put in the most amount of money.

I’m not sure if you’ve experienced this. But in some churches you’ll notice how people respond in cheers when someone testifies about getting a house, a car, or a certain amount of money. But when someone testifies about God delivering them from a demon, it gets quiet. Not too many want to hear that type of testimony. What do you think is greater? Jesus tells us in Matthew 23:23 (NKJV) what is more important (Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.) People put so much emphasis on the size of a thing. For some, God has to come with great and big signs and wonders in order for them to believe it’s Him speaking. 

1 Samuel 17 tells us about when David killed the Philistine, Goliath, using a sling and a rock with the Power of God. The Bible says in verse 4, Goliath was six cubits and a span, which is almost 10 feet.  So many say David killed Goliath with just a sling and a rock. Saying that gives all the glory and power in David (a man). But David went in the Power of the Lord God of Host (verse 45; Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied). He went in the Power of the One who gave him the Power to defeat his big enemy. Through the Lord God, David used wisdom to defeat his enemy. Wisdom was his strength.

Another example of quality verses quantity; Saul was King and had more as far as things and wealth as oppose to David, who was a sheep herder. But David had the anointing of God on his life, which is greater than all the wealth Saul had. After Saul disobeyed God he was removed as king and God chose David. Several times Saul (while he was still sitting on the throne) tried to kill David; but it never prevailed. In the end, David became King of Israel.

Remember when I mentioned how the world feels concerning the majority group is the strongest. Well God shows us in 1 Kings 18:20-40 how His ONE Prophet, Elijah, had victory over 450 false prophets of baal that King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel appointed. The ONE true prophet of God challenged the 450 false prophets so he could prove who the true God is. (1 Kings 18:22-25 (NKJV);Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.” Now Elijah said to the prophets of baal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.”) Note how Elijah stated “FOR YOU ARE MANY”. God’s one true prophet had victory over the many false prophets and in the end not only did God send fire down which proved He was the true God; but Elijah executed those 450 false prophets.

Now on the statement “If the majority says it, it must be true”. In 1st Kings 22:1-50. King Ahab wanted to know if he should go to war with the King of Syria. Ahab called for 400 false prophets to ask them what to do and they told him to go. King Jehoshaphat asked if there was a prophet of God they could ask. Ahab said there was ONE prophet of God, (Micaiah) but the King hated him because to he never prophesied anything good to Ahab. Ahab did send for God’s prophet, Micaiah. Prior to God’s prophet coming, the false prophets prophesied to the Kings saying in verse 12, “Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the Lord will deliver it into the king’s hand.” When Micaiah got there, at 1st he repeated what the false prophets said. After the King told him to tell the truth, he told them this in verses 19-23; “Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. And the Lord said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ The Lord said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the Lord said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ Therefore look! The Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has declared disaster against you.” Well, King Ahab ignored God’s ONE prophet and listened to the 400 false prophets and went to battle. Ahab died in battle (1 Kings 22:29-40).     

In 1st Samuel 1, there were 2 wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah provoked Hannah because she had many children and Hannah had none. In those days the more children you had, you were looked upon as being blessed. Hannah continued in prayer asking God for a child. She did not give in to Peninnah’s negative attitude. God blessed Hannah and she gave birth to a great prophet of God, Samuel. So with Peninnah many children to Hannah’s ONE son, she was indeed the one blessed. Hannah was so grateful to God for blessing her with Samuel, she gave her son to God so he can serve Him.

Please read the other scriptures concerning quantity verses quality. Be blessed and remember with God, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, you are the majority.

Isaiah 31:1-3 (NKJV); Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster, and will not call back His words, but will arise against the house of evildoers, and against the help of those who work iniquity. Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out His hand, both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall down; they all will perish together.

***EGYPT represents: World, Worldliness, Bondage, Idolatry, Slavery, and CAPTIVITY

Luke 9:51-56; Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.

***One thing we cannot forget is when you believe in quality as oppose to quantity, you’ll have humility. Getting caught up in quantity causes you to be prideful. Pride is very deceptive and dangerous.

Proverbs 8:13-14 (NKJV) says; The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.”

Proverbs 11:2 (KJV); When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18-20 (KVJ) says; Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

Webster definition of pride and haughty:

Pride – An unduly high opinion of oneself. Haughtiness; Arrogance.

Haughty – Having or showing great pride in oneself and contempt for others. Arrogant.

Psalm 10:1-11 (NKJV); Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; he blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. His ways are always prospering; Your judgments are far above, out of his sight; As for all his enemies, he sneers at them. He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. He sits in the lurking places of the villages; in the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless. He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net. So he crouches, he lies low, that the helpless may fall by his strength. He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.”

Faith Tabernacle – SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS   Leave a comment

 

Faith Tabernacle – http://ft111.com/smallstraws.htm

January 3, 2013

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS: Look for consistent breakthroughs that will begin with small and less significant things.  It will be like the breaking of a dam that begins with a trickle and ends with a constant flow.  I would have you to move freely in an unrestricted spiritual flow and unhindered by ungodly intrusion.  Come into that place by faith where you know that you are walking in liberty, says the Lord.

1 Chronicles 14:11  So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water." Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.

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