Sunday, September 21, 2014

Believe You Have Received It-Mark 11:24

The Word of the Lord says:

Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

This ^^ was written by the Spirit of the Lord.  So today as we believe for our miracles we petition the Lord to give us what we have asked for because we are bringing Him 1. our faith and 2. His Word.  We are bringing back to Him what He has asked us for.

Today we believe we have received what we have asked for in prayer and we rejoice in this answer!  Before it is seen, before there is any other evidence we already lay hold of this.  Our faith is the evidence and the substance of what we are hoping for.  Every ounce of our mind, soul and spirit must lay hold of this promise through faith.

How do we know the Lord will deliver to us what we have asked Him for?  Because the Spirit has not told us "no" yet.  The answer is yes, until it is no.  Simple right?  This requires our communion with the Spirit of the Lord, our daily walk with Him.  He will tell us yes, no or wait.  Until we hear "no" from Him it is yes and/or wait.

Men cannot give this ^^ to us only the Lord can.  How are we led in our day to day lives and how are we led through our miracle walks on this earth?  By the power and presence and leadership of the Spirit of God:
Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God

We are the children of God and therefore led by the Spirit of God.
What the Lord has said, that is what we stand on.  What are His promises?  What did He tell us?  Lay hold of His promises through faith and patience and watch the deliverance of the Lord show up for you.  Will we suffer?  Yes.  Will this be a battle?  Yes  Will we be tested? Yes  Will this be easy?  No  Will the Lord answer? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

grace and peace

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prayer Request: Wife's Job

Well, this week my wife's employer gave her entire department until 11/30 to find new jobs.  This will require another miracle as good jobs are not plentiful here.

This will result in another miracle testimony.  We will bring our faith, and His Word as we come into His presence with our requests.  How can the Lord resist His own Word?  How can the Lord resist our faith in Him?  Does it please the Lord for us to bring Him our faith and His Word?  Absolutely.  What does the Word say?

MAtt 7.7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe
that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Those of you still watching and waiting for your miracles, do not give up.  While we watch and wait in expectation we must draw upon the Holy Spirit for His presence and power.  I can quote scripture at you all day but it won't help you on your insides until the Lord shows up and fills you with presence and power.  He must turn the lights on inside each one of us, He must give us the strength and endurance to wait.  He must assure us, and comfort us and keep us.

This walking in miracles thing is not easy.  When I found out my wife was being let go it felt like someone punched me in the gut, yes it hurt.  Then we get up and do what we always do, get help from the Almighty.  We are a needy people, I am a needy person.  I have many needs and requests and some of these needs and requests require miracles to answer.

Now we need another miracle.  I pray that you bring your faith and His Word back to Him on my wife's behalf and your own behalf.  If you need a miracle I am praying for you, I ask that you will pray for me and my family as well.

In time, this will be another battle we have one.  What has the Lord said?

This is the Word:

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righ
forsaken or their children begging bread.

and it is also my testimony.  I was young but I am getting older.  Never have I seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.  Somehow, some way the Lord always comes through.  Sometimes sooner, sometimes later but He always always always comes through.

Keep the faith and stand with me for this miracle.  If you need a miracle I lift you up now in prayer to the Lord according to His own Word

I pray that you will find because you are seeking.  I pray the door is opened to you because you are knocking.  I pray that you receive because you are asking, all in accordance with the Royal Law which is the Word of the Almighty:

MAt 7.7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Grace and peace be upon you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Miracle Journey II

Here we see the miracle journey encapsulated perfectly in two verses:

Jer 2:6Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
7And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat its fruit and its goodness; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.

Verse 6 is the journey, the wilderness, the desert, the pits (traps and temptations), drought (literal and what feels like spiritual drought), barrenness, lonesomeness.

Verse 7 is deliverance of the promise, what you believed for.

The Lord is using this ^^ to ask Israel why they chose not to follow Him after all He has done for them.

During my miracle journeys, the Lord has brought to mind this exodus from Egypt, the parting of the red sea and deliverance in the desert many times.  He also brought to mind everything in the gospels that speak of believing, asking, seeking, knocking and persevering.

No one else can believe for you.  We can believe with you but not for you.  Only you can get the Word you need from the Lord for your situation.  Only you can walk your desert and deliverance experience.  Its like a baby taking steps, as much as mom and dad would like to help that baby take its first steps only that child can do it for themselves.  We are all children of the Most High God and He is teaching us how to walk with Him.

He requires faith of us, and patience.  If we stand in our faith we will stand well.  If we do not stand in our faith we will not stand at all.  When what we need is a miracle there is only one source to go to.  The world does not provide miracles.....that means our Lord is the only source.  If you get tired and consider giving up, where else will you turn for what you need?  There is no other source.  That makes things easy.  Just as Israel walked on dry ground through the midst of the sea, with Pharaoh and the armies of Egypt on their heels, so we walk through this world.  We have the promises before us and the lies, deception, treachery and destruction the enemy would like to inflict behind us.  If we give up we will be destroyed, what kind of option is that?

We are backed into a corner and that is a good thing.  The only option we have is the BEST option because in our option we find the power and deliverance and mercy and loving kindness of the Lord our God.  We must fight though.  Surrender is not an option.  Giving up is not an option.

Every Word the Lord uses has a reason and a meaning.  There are no idle Words in the Bible so please remember this:

2 Tim 2:3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

We are soldiers, and soldiers fight.  Its part of the job description.  We do not fight like the world fights:

... (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)

 This battle we are in is an all or nothing.  We have been given what we need to win our battles and our Battle Captain stands by our side whispering in our ear which way to go at every turn

Isa 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Listen, keep the faith, persevere.  When you have spent enough time in your desert wasteland you will be brought into your promised land and you then will be a testimony for others just as this nobody is a testimony to you now.  The Lord and His Word can be trusted.  Keep the faith.

grace and peace