Posts Tagged ‘God’

We All Live Downstream

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
James 1:17-18

When we entered the fountain gate the Gate was open — on both ends, the gates were open.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.”
Psalms 24:1-10

“Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of
Jacob. Selah.”

We seek His FACE not His hands: for we are Jesus’ hands and feet which were pierced and bled. We go in His peace and authority for ministry in worship. The lifting of our hands is as the EVENING SACRIFICE. Our prayers ascend as incense. Our hands lifted show we SURRENDER ALL and that God is in control. It is spiritual worship & warfare it acKNOWledges Jesus is the VICTOR and the battle belongs to the LORD. Only dogs seek their master’s hand for hand outs but we are His children who seek their loving father’s face. We want to be like our Daddy and feel his good pleasure in our deeds and say “that’s my son that’s my daughter“.

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

This is the “year of God’s power to change lives and set young people free.” This is the Jubilee. We are the ELIJAH GENERATION! Even as I was declaring this as we passed through the Fountain Gate, across the globe in a worship & praise gathering in Tel Aviv, Israel, they were praying for revival and for rain. Even though it never rains in the summer in Israel, it RAINED!!!

And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel 34:26)

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book

Revelation 21:5-7, “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”


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Go Down to Come Up Higher

God resists the proud, but GIVES GRACE to the humble.”

In Luke 18:15-17, “And they brought unto him (Jesus) also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Isaac learned to trust God to help him dig open Father Abraham’s wells.

Your River rushes to the lowest place
I’ve gotta get lower, lower
I’ve gotta go deeper, deeper
The River flows!
I bow down
I get lower
I open up my heart to receive your love

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

You said there would be joy in the laying down

You said there would be joy in the letting go

You said there would be joy in the giving of my life

And now I see

Your river it rushes to the lowest place
Come and rush over me
Let the river flow

I bow down
I get low
I open up my heart to receive your love

I have to dig for the wells of joy
I gotta get to the wells of joy
I gotta get lower, lower

Your river it rushes to the lowest place
-Laura Hackett: Lowest Place

As we entered into the dung gate, a female snapping turtle crossed the trail in front of us and even stood still long enough for several photos. They only come up out of the water to lay eggs.

The Snapping Turtle one of the largest fresh water turtles in the world. It draws its prey in by lying still on the river bed with its mouth wide open. It angles with a worm-like appendage on the end of its tongue. When the fish enters the turtle’s mouth, its sharp jaws snap tight.

In the world each day, we are presented with appealing opportunities, but how do we determine that which is good or that which is bad. When opportunity comes knocking, what is on the other side? Is it a door that God has opened, or is it the enemy baiting us to his trap with enticement? The smartest fish is not the one in the frying pan!

God has given us all that we need that pertains to Life and godliness. He protects and delivers us by His written Word and His still small voice. We we do well to take heed to both. God will do us good and not evil all the days of our life. If God’s Word says, ‘No’ that’s where it should end. If God gives us a “check” in our spirit, it is for our certain protection. We are fish in His “school” and should trust the impression of His touch on our heart.

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death

The turtle is a symbol of creation and life. Snapping turtles rarely leave the waters. Usually only the females leave their swamps to dig their nests and lay their eggs. The turtle is almost always portrayed as a symbol of strength, stability, benevolence, and wisdom. The Greeks, for example, regarded the turtle as sacred, and Aesop’s fable of the race between the hare and the turtle shows the wisdom and determination of the turtle. It is believed that the turtle is supernaturally enabled for survival as they have been known to survive forest fires unharmed and it is recognized as one of the most permanent of all species. The American Indians have always regarded the turtle as sacred and the land on which they lived was the back of a huge “mother turtle,” floating in a vast, primal sea.

Their fierce tenacity has been a mixed blessing for they cannot fully retract their heads into their shells. Because of this, they are left exposed, and an easy mark. Blessed with an omnivorous diet, they are able to survive in almost any water body in North America. They are believed to live up to 45-50 years, although that is only conjecture because after a certain length of time, its shell scales no longer grow. So measuring the age of the turtle becomes impossible after 45-odd years.

The Snapping Turtle lay up to eighty eggs per season. Females lay each season. As the females lay eggs most of their lives, they are very prolific yet their numbers are relatively static due to the high mortality rate of infant snapping turtles (nearly 99.9%). Yet even though the infant mortality rate is so high, their populations never seem to lower due to the high rate of reproduction of those that survive.

Mother turtles will travel extensively over land, to find the perfect soil to lay their eggs. If a mother turtle is harassed in the process of nesting, she will not move further on to dig again and safely lay her eggs.

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Rich and poor have this in common:
The LORD is the Maker of them all.

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Humility is the fear of the LORD;
its wages are riches and honor and life.

In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,
but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

Proverbs 22:2-5

In John 12:23-26, “..Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.”

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Give up My Children!

I know you BY NAME and you have found favor with Me

Isaiah 43:4-13, “Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

My beloved sons and daughters will stand out amongst those who do not belong to Me. They will be My Light carriers for all to see in the midst of darkness. Not all are My beloved children, but those who are led by My Spirit, they hear My voice, obey and follow Me willfully daily.

Not every one who says to Me Lord, Lord will enter into My Kingdom, but only those who do My will. I know My own by their names, they are no strangers to Me. Nobody is able to snatch My beloved children out of My hand.

They will never be in darkness, because they follow Me. I go before them to show them the way, to make the crooked places straight and to open doors for them. No man is able to shut a door that I have opened for My beloved. I am in control, everything belongs to Me.

My beloved, keep your focus on Me and trust Me. Seek first My Kingdom and My Righteousness and then all the other things I will add unto you at My time. I will not fail My beloved children. I am faithful, My time is perfect. I know best.

Trust Me, their will be a separation between those who are really My beloved sons and daughters and those who just pretend. I know.

Follow and obey Me. My plans for My beloved children are good and will come in fulfillment at the appointed time. I will not disappoint you. All things will work out for good for My beloved children. Trust Me.

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him

Romans 8:35-39, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


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Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land

There is a Seed of a Nation resident in the Commonwealth called “Penn’s Woods” germinating and rising up in the Spirit of Brotherly Love, proclaiming that Now is the Acceptable Time! Now is the Season! A Holy Command to proclaim liberty throughout the land! In the spirit of Elijah, whose name means “my God is Yahweh” we too stand against the false idols prevalent in the land. We proclaim the One True God, apart from Him there is no other!

Right now –
with all that’s happening in America,
because of all that’s happening to America,
– it’s especially important
to recognize the cost on the battlefield
to grasp the gift of independence –

Show your True Colors

Whether out of gratitude and recognition of the ultimate sacrifices,
politically incorrect national pride
or inspiration at the resurgent patriotism rising in resistance to an increasingly aggressive federal government, it’s the season of the flag.

Memorial Day From today to Flag Day to the granddaddy of all patriotic holidays, Independence Day, make sure you’re prepared to show your TRUE colors. And embody the TRUE spirit of independence.

The inscription on the Liberty Bell reads as follows:

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof. Lev 25:10

The source of the inscription is Leviticus 25:10, which reads –
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.”

Luke 4:18-20, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”


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