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I abandon the quarrel

Proverbs 20:3
“It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.”

Interpretation by definition of the Hebrew Lexicon of Proverbs 20:3 is as follows:
It is with a reputation of honor, glory, reverence for God and dignity that a man ceases or rests from strife or controversy with words; but every fool, one who despises wisdom or mocks when guilty will be meddling, breaking out in contention, carrying on a debate, though it is to his disgrace.

Proverbs 17:14
“The beginning of strife is like the letting out of water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.”

God has placed precious living waters on the inside of me, too precious to be let out by allowing strife to begin and empty me of those waters. I abandon the quarrel. By grace I write what is in my heart and I trust the All Consuming Fire…that He loves me and you enough to burn up what cannot remain in our lives.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 says “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

My heart doesn’t know, simply what it doesn’t know but the Refiner will reveal it, lovingly.

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

It Takes An Army

Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Normally I would use italics to emphasize an entire scripture but in this case, the italics are important, in that these words were not in the original context but were added later. Keep that in mind. That in itself is not the main focus of this entry but is important to note for later reference.

Now, I know you have read and heard Malachi countless times, especially if you tithe and attend a church that tells the truth about it! Amen? But as I read this passage the other evening, I recognized someone in it that I never did before. God called himself, Lord of Hosts. I had to stop and ask why?

He could have said, “prove me now…saith your Source” or “prove me now…saith Jehovah Jireh, your provider.” No, he said, “Prove me now with this…saith the Lord of armies…Lord of companies, mighty in battle!”

It is the Lord of Hosts, our heavenly Captain, the General that actually opens the window of heaven over our life and why is it Him? Because He knows the war that is ensued when someone is faithful with Kingdom finances and He is willing to go to war and send forth the heavenly hosts, the company that will battle to deliver the blessing to all those who will do what is right, just and holy, releasing to God what is His.

And what is this window? Interestingly enough, the word “window” is defined in the Hebrew as a place for lurking, to lurk, lie in ambush or lay wait. Can’t you just see them now, the heavenly host, laying wait for your tithe and offering to give the order for the window to be opened? Just waiting to ambush your life with the blessing of God and remove any hindrance that gets in the way.

The “poured out blessing” is another thing altogether. “Pour” in the Hebrew means “to empty”. This thing that God does is not a mamsy pamsy trickle! He takes the blessing, turns it upside down, inside out, all at once and empties it into our lives! He empties prosperity to give it to us! He empties every divine care and confers every happiness to us! To confer is to literally exchange views. He wants to pour out upon us in such a way that heaven is literally emptied into our life and we are looking then from heaven’s perspective, right here on earth! A blessed perspective.

And now, take away every word from that passage in italics and read it now. That… not enough! I may have gone to the other side on this point but I believe God says to me, “Prove me! I’ll do this but you’ll see, with how I love you, that’s not enough for Me! There’s more!” Come to the other side! What a view!

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

What’s in you?

Last night at the World Lighthouse here in Grantsville, MD, we watched an instrumental teaching (video), by Lance Wallnau. The topic was the Kingdom of God and the Seven Mountains but at the very beginning, he mentioned something that has been ringing in my heart since I heard it. He said, “When Elijah called for the rain and there appeared a cloud the size of a man’s hand, it was because the rain was in him.” WOW! What a statement! How can we prophesy and see it come to pass? Because it’s in us! The provision is in us! The only way that Elijah could call for the rain…was because it was in him!

If you are not familiar with this part of history, it’s 1 Kings 18:41-46
And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

What’s in you just waiting to be called for? What part of the KINGDOM should you be determining to be in the earth now? What has God said to bring up out of your belly now? The “rain” is in you!

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

The Power of His Might

Recently the Lord has been speaking to me about the power of His might. It is, as men & women of God, part of our being.

The definition of might is simply and I should say, complexly this: The power, authority or resources of an individual.

And this is what has been given us. Below, I just want to share a few scriptures with this definition replacing the word might.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy power, authority, and resources.

So then to love God will all of our might, would mean to love Him in the use of the power & authority he has entrusted us with and with all of our resources as well. All we have, all he has given us, we love him in return with it! We use it in a way that demonstrates our love for Him, amen?

2 Samuel 6:14
And David danced before the LORD with all his power, authority and resources.

When David danced, he did it before the Lord, demonstrating power, authority and with everything he had! He invested everything he had in every movement! What I think is beautiful, is that David would never had been able to do something that God himself did not do. How then does God dance?

2 Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and power, authority and resources; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

I love how this passage refers to what is in God’s hand….power and might, and in His hand is to make great and to give strength to all. Do you know what else is in God’s hand? You and I….John 10:28 says that no one will snatch them out of His hand. That’s talking about you and me. We are in the same hands, with all of God’s power, authority and resources today. We are in that place where He makes great and gives strength to all who are in His hands! How beautiful is that?

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy power, authority and resources.

Isaiah 33:13
Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my power, authority and resources.

Jeremiah 10:6
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in power, authority and resources.

Isaiah 62 says that God has given us a new name…one that is righteous and that’s the name of Jesus. And in giving us that name, He has given us what is in that name as well. That alone has caused a resolve on me to consider how I say the name of my Lord. That when I say His name…I say it differently. Knowing that when I say it, a treasury of power, authority and resources is opened up. Jesus is limitless.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his power, authority and resources.You know to “be” by definition is “to have a specific relationship to” For example: the leaves are green or the fish is a trout. Did that leaf make itself green? No but God said, to be green and it was. Did the fish make itself a trout? No but God said, fish be a trout and it was. So if God says BE in his word…it’s not something we have to try to do, it’s something we are. He will never tell us to be something we are not but will reinforce what we already are in Him.

Colossians 1:11
Strengthened with all power, authority and resources, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2009 in Uncategorized