Hearing God

Feb 18

~Isaiah 11:3

“And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears.”

On Thursday of last week I lost my job. I can’t say that it didn’t hurt my feelings because it did. However it didn’t blindside me, because the Lord had been telling me it was going to happen for weeks.

When I read this scripture “and he shall NOT judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears” I feel so deeply grateful for my relationship with God. In the natural everything looked fine with my job, even perfect…but the Lord kept revealing to me over and over, that things were not as they seemed. Therefore I was prepared, for what could have been devastating.

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Another example of when my relationship with God prevented me from being blindsided, was when He kept telling me that a close friend of mine was speaking curses, gossip and slander over me, and about me. The Lord kept telling me to close the door on my friendship with her, because that season had come to an end. But I loved my friend, and simply couldn’t believe it…I didn’t want to let her go.

She had become my confidant, and someone I shared all my hopes and dreams with. I thought we would always be best friends forever.

Then one day after she and I had finished speaking on the phone, an audio message came in through the text from her, so I played it. The smile on my face quickly fell when I realized that she didn’t know she had been recording herself, and must have sent it by mistake…

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The things she was saying about me were not only not true but uncharacteristically cruel. It left me shocked and disillusioned about what we had meant to each other. Although clearly our season together was over, I’m grateful for His gentle Spirit preparing me, so I thanked Him.

Scripture tells us that this way of life, this type of close fellowship with the Lord is possible for every believer. It’s not about who we are, but who He is.

Take a look at ~Jeremiah 33:3…

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In some versions like the NLT it says, “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” 

and in essence it means that the Lord will show us things that are happening now, beginning to unfold, and are coming in the future.

The term unsearchable things comes from the Hebrew word batsar:

batsar: to cut off, make inaccessible, enclose

Original Word: בָּצַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: batsar
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-tsar’)
Definition: to cut off, make inaccessible, enclose

it means hidden, or covered up…

Wow, as the scripture tells us “the rain will fall on the just, and the unjust alike” but it doesn’t have to leave the spirit filled believer devastated. We can walk through all the challenges that come with living in a fallen world, without one single thing or person catching us off guard or unprepared.

 

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If you would like to hear God, or hear Him more clearly…take a look at this free online class. “Hearing God” by Bob Hamp

 

It’s seriously life changing.

“Hearing the voice of God is the central activity of living a life of freedom and restoration into your creative design.”

~Bob Hamp

Also let me leave you with a book recommend today of “The God I Never Knew” by Pastor Robert Morris

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Brand New Thing

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

~Isaiah 43:18-19

 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

   Former things are those that have occurred; during the last few years…recent things or things that are still fresh in our memory…those things people talk about for days afterwards. They seem to be conversation pieces. This verse challenges us to turn 180 degrees and start planning for a good future.

Things of old go back in time…back to antiquity. History, tradition, and past ages can be included in these things of old. The verse commands us to leave the past and get ready for the future. The Lord has new things for us. It is impossible to look in two directions at the same time. Clinging to past memories could cause us to pass up the new things, and miss out altogether on good things, He has planned for us.

A new thing is challenging. It refers to something fresh, exciting and exhilarating rather than predictable, lackluster, dull, boring, or routine. The Lord promises to put us on a daily diet of challenges all to stimulate and build our faith. Each day can be another unfolding of the Divine drama in our life.

Now it shall spring forth. This phrase spring forth means the same as to sprout. It refers to a plant growing out of the ground. God’s Word is a seed planted in the heart. Faith causes it to germinate and sprout. The end result is fruitfulness. Instead of living in the past, you and I can now lead fruitful, productive lives.

~Dick Mills

Leaving the past behind us, and believing in God for a good future isn’t always easy, especially when the wounds from past betrayals, mistakes, and disappointments still hurt.

This is one of the many reasons it is important to forgive all those who have hurt us, harmed us, or spoken against us, and ask God to deliver us from any resentment or anger that still lingers in those dark crevices of our hearts.

We have to also forgive ourselves, for sins that we’ve dragged to the cross repeatedly, and for trusting where we should have used discernment.

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We have to break inner vows like “I’ll NEVER let anyone hurt me again,” and “NO ONE will ever really love me” because these are oaths we’ve made to ourselves, that are contradictory to the Word of God. In doing so we’ve actually come into an agreement with the enemy, which then gives him legal rights to torment us with the past, and cast doubt on the future. It serves as an open door.

Satan wants us to turn away from the good the Lord has planned for us, because we haven’t healed, and we are in fear.

~1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

God on the other hand wants us to be free! He wants us to BELIEVE that He’s the God of angel armies, that He can do the impossible! That He “makes a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

So I’ve included a prayer here at the bottom and I’m asking that you would leap out in faith, and step into God’s best for your life. Say the prayer and start believing what the Word of God says about “The Power of Your Words”  and start speaking LIFE over yourself and your future. Stop speaking negative altogether. When a negative thought comes into your mind stop, and say out loud, “OUT! In the name of Jesus, I hold EVERY THOUGHT captive to the obedience of Christ” then instead of what you were about to say, speak a blessing.

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Praise God for the things that you can’t even see happening yet in faith, and watch your life change!

 

“Have You Believed a Lie?”

 

FORGIVENESS PRAYER

Dear Father God,

I confess that I have anger and resentment in my heart and ask that You would deliver me from it, as I forgive every person who has ever harmed me, hurt me, or spoken against me, specifically I forgive ____________, for ______________.

I forgive them as a matter of will, and ask that You would cause it to take root in my spirit. I ask for freedom Father, and for You to show me the way that You see _________(the person that sinned against you).

As I forgive as a matter of will, in obedience to You, I ask that You would bless me in my efforts to do good and live righteously, and forgive me of all the sins I’ve committed knowingly and unknowingly…specifically __________ & __________.

I ask You Father to heal my broken heart and purify my thoughts, and teach me how to take every thought captive as You have instructed us to do.

Heal me of every wound that causes me to see myself and the world through the eyes of a wounded soul, and show me the way You see me.

I ask You to protect me from the lies of satan, and where the enemies lies have already invaded my thoughts, I push them back by inviting in the power of the Holy Spirit.

I break the inner vow that I’ve made that “__________________” and ask that You would forgive me for speaking curses over myself/my life.

I now take back the ground that the enemy has gained in my life, and recommit that ground to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

I thank you for doing this, and I accept the full blessing of Your forgiveness, as I now come into agreement with Your Truth.

I believe what You say about me and my future.

I release and decree the blessings of Abraham, and the VICTORIES of Jacob over my life, and ask You to deploy Your warrior angels from the windows of Heaven, to encamp around me and protect me from every effort of satan and his emissaries.

I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, as I pray all these things in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Amen.

 

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How WILLING Are You, To Change?

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

February 7

~Psalm 55:19 “Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God.”

“How resistant to change are you? How much pain does a new idea cause you? How willing are you to discard a method that no longer works, a tradition that has lost it’s meaning, a methodology that has become ineffective? Would you agree with the statement that sameness begets tameness, and tameness begets lameness?

Changes do not come easily to any of us. Especially to those in the church world. But change we must, because of the condition of the lost and needy world. The unsaved world is rushing downhill to eternity. It is going to take something drastic to catch their attention and stem the tide of this self-destructing society in which we live. To refuse to adapt to changing circumstances is to ignore the cries for help of a lost society. Being locked into our traditional ways of doing things could keep us from a readiness to respond to the calls for help that our lost world keeps sending forth.

The verse for today says that if you and I will not change, it is because tradition means more to us that the reverential fear of the Lord. You and I have a lot of reasons for not changing, but our God wants us to trust Him completely for the future and allow Him to make any necessary adjustments. Such trust qualifies us for the capacity of reverentially fearing the Lord.”

~Dick Mills

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My favorite time of year is autumn. As I cast my gaze out onto the changing trees, the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds tickle my eyes, and ignite a rush of butterflies through my body. Breathing in the familiar smell of fall, I’m overcome by the exhilaration in the air. I become deeply aware that something has shifted, and amidst this transformation anything is possible.

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Christian’s are not perfect people, quite the opposite really. However when you have truly given your life to Jesus, you are given in return a brand new heart, and over time a transformation takes place. One that the those around us, can’t help but take notice of.

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When we go out into the world as ambassadors, after we have surrendered to this renovation, we light up as vibrantly as autumn trees on a hillside. Although people may not understand right away what it is about us that is different, upon investigation they come to realize that we are works of art, and it’s not us that they are being drawn to, but the Artist, as His glory shines through.

“Imagine yourself as a living house. “God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you know that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of—throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

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Does God Give Us MORE Than We Can Handle? YES

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

February 6

“The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

~Daniel 11:32

   “This verse covers life during times of great stress, pressure, and turmoil. It is not speaking of a time of unparalleled peace, prosperity, and plenty. It is a promise that shows us how to survive in a climate of international tension, economic upheaval, and spiritual change. This word from the Lord tells us that persecution of the Christians will result in greater knowledge (‘they shall know their God’), greater strength (‘they shall be strong’), and greater miracles (‘they shall carry out great exploits’). The more difficult the days, the greater God’s power will be demonstrated. You and I should be encouraged knowing that the Lord is fortifying us for the future. We are not only going to survive, we have been promised that miracles will accompany our Christian witness.

In times of great opposition to the Church of the living God, the world becomes a combat zone between God and satan. Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. (Rom. 5:20) The greater the darkness, the greater the light. Right in the midst of the devil’s revival of occultism and mystic religions, the Holy Ghost is being poured out in copious measure.

The Church of Jesus Christ is not getting weaker and weaker as the end of time approaches; it is getting stronger and stronger. We believers are going out in a blaze of glory. We will know the Lord intimately, have a prevailing strength, and do notable feats and miracles in His name! Our future prospect is victory all the way!

~Dick Mills

Throughout my life, when things began to look hopeless, I would question the Lord…”Are You angry with me? Am I being punished? Did you ever love me? Why is this happening? When are You going to show up and fix this?”

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But after going through a whole array of emotions and strategies, I would land on my knees, submitting everything to Him.

All cried out I’d say, “I don’t understand…but I love You Daddy… What ever Your will is, ok…that’s my will too. Just show me what You want me to do, and I’ll do it.”

You see it was only then, that things would begin to make sense.

His peace and comfort would envelop me, and once nothing else mattered except my relationship with Him, I would see the miracle start happen.

Does God give us more than we can handle? YES, because He loves us, and it is only THEN that we are putty in His hands…no resistance, no rebellion, no demands, no ultimatums, no manipulations, no tantrums…at that point we are just humble and submissive…at that point we are teachable. 

Looking back across the last 20 years, I can honestly say I am grateful for every hardship, every betrayal, every devastating blow that blindsided me, because once life knocked me to my knees, it is there I prayed.

I’m so grateful for every single time that I was left with a hopeless situation, where there were no solutions in the natural, because it was then that I got a front row seat to witness a miracle. And with each and every crazy miracle that I’ve seen, the Lord has built my faith into a strong-tower. He’s gradually grown my dependence upon Him, until now I’m ABLE to follow Him with a child like faith.

~ 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

God never said it was going to be easy, He just said it would be worth it. We were born into a war…a war that has been heating up here, in these very LAST of the Last Days.

It’s a chess game if you will, and we have been chosen to battle for the Kingdom of God.

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Let me ask you this, what is it to be DRAWN?

Well, let’s look at the definition…

draw:

1. to produce (a picture, work of art, or diagram) by making lines and marks, especially with a pen or pencil, on a paper.

  “He drew a map.”

2. pull or drag something (such as a vehicle) so as to cause it to follow behind.

3. the act of selecting names, typically by extracting them from a group of names to match competitors in a game or tournament. 

 

In His perfect foreknowledge He chose you, before the world began…

now He’s making you into a warrior, for His purposes…a work of art.

It may be painful, but He’s fashioning you into a champion.

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It’s not suppose to be easy, or comfortable…just ask any Olympic Athlete who’s won the gold.

 

I want to thank you for stopping by today. My heart goes out to each and every person who is struggling, and so I’ve included a prayer just for you, here at the bottom…

 

PRAYER:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As I lift Your children up to You right now, I ask that You would scatter every demonic strategy that comes against them in the name of Jesus Christ. I ask Father that You would close every door that has been opened to the demonic, knowingly or unknowingly, and seal it closed with the blood of Jesus. Father I ask that You would deploy Your warrior angels from the windows of Heaven, to encamp around all those who’s hearts truly belong to You, and protect them from any efforts of our enemy satan, or his emissaries. Father I break any curses or spells that have been spoken against Your children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, for it is written…”Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8) And I ask You Lord to fill each one of them with Your Holy Spirit, for “where Your light shines, no darkness can overcome it.” (1 John 1:5)

I thank You for doing this, as I pray all these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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BTW, every thing we lift up to the Lord, is made far more effective when we have FIRST forgiven every person who has ever done anything to harm us, or our loved ones…and when we then ask the Lord to forgive us for all of our sins.

I know it may seem fake to say that we forgive someone, when in hearts we don’t feel the forgiveness is genuine. However when we do so in obedience to the Lord, and then ask that it will take root in our spirit, God blesses our obedience, and it brings our prayers to a supernatural level of effectiveness.

PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS:

Dear Father God, I thank You for all the many ways You choose to bless me. Thank You for Your mercy, grace and abundant love. I confess that there is anger and resentment in my heart, and I ask You to deliver me from it. As a matter of my will, I forgive every person who has ever hurt me, harmed me, or spoken against me, and I ask that You would cause that forgiveness to take root in my spirit. As I do this and forgive all those who have sinned against me, I ask that You forgive every sin I’ve committed, knowingly or unknowingly. Please wash me clean in the blood of Christ and put my sin as far as the east is from the west. I thank You for doing this, as I will no longer allow the enemy to harass me with the past, because I choose to forgive myself, and receive the full blessings of Your forgiveness. I ask You to teach me to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, as You have instructed me to do. (2 Cor. 10:5)

I pray all these things, in the mighty name of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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The 2nd Coming Of Jesus Christ

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

February 5

~Genesis 15:16 “For the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”

“Here the Lord is telling Abraham that occupancy of the land promised to his descendants can only take place when the depravity of the Amorites who lived there has reached it’s zenith. This event took place over 400 years later. The land literally vomited out the Amorites because of their total degeneracy and depravity. It was then that Israel was able to go in and possess the land as their inheritance.

This event explains why the Lord Jesus has not yet returned to the earth. Over 318 verses in the New Testament point to Christ’s Second Coming. Right now we are seeing all malignant forces of evil heading towards a culmination of total depravity. This action will produce the man of sin—-the antichrist. He will be spawned in a garbage-can society that reeks of filth and degradation.

At the same time all this is taking place, a work of righteousness is being developed and orchestrated in God’s people. The loving, compassionate nature of Christ is being implanted and formed in our hearts. Hate in the world is making sinners more like satan. Love in the Christians is making us more like Jesus. Earthly, sensual and devilish wisdom is fully demonstrated in satan’s followers. The pure and holy wisdom from above is conspicuous in the followers of Jesus. When the iniquity of the latter-day Amorites reaches it’s saturation point, the righteousness of the bride of Christ will produce the Second Coming of Jesus. (Rev. 19:7)

~Dick Mills

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Wow, this is a deep one…and “Christ 2nd Coming” has been a hot topic in Christian circles lately.

When will Jesus Christ return to the earth?

My belief is that we are in that season now, and the Rapture of the Church could be any day.

When Dick Mills wrote this passage, about 30 years ago, “Right now we are seeing all the malignant forces of evil heading towards a culmination of total depravity. This action will produce the ‘man of sin’—the antichrist” we were already watching the end times prophecies unfold.

However, up until recently most Christian’s would have said that we’ve always seen signs of the end times. But scripture clearly tells us that we won’t just see signs, but that we will see every sign in a single generation, and that is what is happening now.

The unbeliever’s of this age are the modern day Amorites, and wouldn’t you say that we are witnessing the zenith of depravity, in the world today?

You may ask what exactly is “the zenith of depravity?”

Well the zenith dictionary definition is: the time at which something is most powerful or successful, at it’s peek; high point; climax or pinnacle.  

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And depravity is defined as moral corruption; wickedness; obscenity; debauchery; indecency; deviance. 

With divorce rates at an all time high, occult practices quickly becoming the norm among young adults, activist pushing to legalize full term abortions, and 300,000 children right here in America, being victims of Child Sex Trafficking each year, beautiful school girl witch tells fortunes and speaks with ghosts with spiritual boardI think the answer is clear. We are at the zenith of depravity now.

 

 

However, there is good news…we are also experiencing an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

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~Acts 2:17

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”

 

In January of 1997 many people of the “New Age” belief were in an uproar about the Star of David appearing in the astrological chart over Jerusalem. They believed it was a sign of the coming of the “Age of Awakening.”

When I read about this, the first thing that came to my mind was that this marked the beginning of what the Bible calls the outpouring of the Spirit.

We have seen many of the signs of Jesus return, including but not limited to the four Blood Moons that hung in the sky on four Hebrew (Jewish Bible)art-astronomy-atmosphere-1276314 holiday’s between Passover in 2014 and Sukkot (The Festival of Tabernacles) in 2015.

After the blood moons of 2014-15 I began to research and study the End Time Prophecies for myself, and have no doubt that we are watching everything from the pages of the Bible, play out right before our eyes.

But decide for yourself…I’ve posted the best End Times teachings about the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ, that I’ve ever viewed below.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

For 40 years Pastor Jimmy Evans has been doing an in-depth study of the Bible Prophecies concerning the End Times, and in these short sermons he takes you along his line of thought, backing up every point with the Word of God.

This first one was from a series he did a few years ago…and this one goes with it.

Then some time later Pastor Jimmy Evans did a series called “The Tipping Point.”

There are five short sermons in that series that go into who will be raptured, and what the rapture of the Church will be like. It goes into great detail about our marriage to Jesus Christ, about when we reign on earth for one thousand years, and our immortal bodies…Pastor Jimmy elaborates about the fact that some of us will not experience a physical death, but will be changed in a moment into immortal beings.

~1 Corinthians 15:51-57 “But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
THANK YOU for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my post, and that you’ll take this opportunity to watch a few of these sermons. They really are quite beneficial to anyone, trying to make sense of the times we live in.

 

Talk soon!

~Victoria

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The Wisdom To Proceed

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

February 4

“Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times.”

~Isaiah 33:6 NKJ

“Wisdom and knowledge go together like a husband and wife. They complete each other.

Knowledge is facts; it is informational. Wisdom is understanding; it is directive, procedural. Knowledge provides data needed to be informed and aware. Wisdom provides the insight necessary to know how to proceed on facts at hand. For example, Noah had the facts about the coming worldwide flood 120 years before it arrived on the scene. But he really didn’t know what to do about that flood until a word of wisdom came to him saying, “Build an ark.”

You and I can be intuitively and sensitively cognizant of coming events in our own life. But knowledge alone is not enough. We need to wait for wisdom to show us how to proceed. James tells us if anyone lacks wisdom, it is available for the asking.

Lot and Abraham both knew that Sodom was going to end up at the bottom of the Dead Sea. Abraham knew it a week before it happened, and Lot knew it a day ahead of time. To those who are truly in tune with the Lord, knowledge always comes first because God is omniscient; He knows all things. Proverbs 14:6 says that knowledge is easy to the person who understands. (NKJ) There is not anything the Lord doesn’t know. He even invites His children to be curious enough about their future to ask Him about it. (Jer. 33:3) Once we have done that, once we have the facts, then we are to inquire and ask for wisdom and direction. With both wisdom and knowledge, we are standing on solid ground.”

~Dick Mills

Over the years I have learned how to receive guidance from the Lord, and it’s been a priceless gift that has literally saved my life. Sometimes I hear a still small voice, a voice of spirit. Sometimes I get images that flash across my mind. Sometimes I have dreams or visions, and sometimes it’s just a “knowing” that I can’t quite explain. Dick Mills calls it being “cognizant of coming events.”

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I’d like to share with you what an amazing thing it is to live in this type of closeness with the Lord. It changes everything. I believe it’s the way we’re intended to live, following His lead with a child like faith, casting every burden upon Him.

Life can be a bumpy road to travel. Wouldn’t it be awesome to walk through the challenges we face, with confidence that every decision is the right one, because you first sought the only guidance that matters, from the One who declared the end from the beginning?

I believe that’s how the spirit filled Christian is suppose to live, in close relationship with God, constantly receiving revelation from God, following His guidance, and casting all our burden’s on Him. While Not allowing anything or anyone to steal our peace, or joy.

If you don’t already have this type of relationship with your Father in Heaven, I’d like to invite you to take the first steps in getting there…

Do you find yourself asking how to receive revelation from God?

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Do you want to really KNOW God’s love for you?

Then let me recommend the book “The God I Never Knew” by Pastor Robert Morris, where he explains exactly how he cultivated this type of intimate relationship with the Lord, and how you can too! It’s a short, easy read…and is even available on audio book.

I’m also giving you a link to the free sermon series on You Tube, of the same name, that Pastor Morris gave at our church. It’s SERIOUSLY life changing!

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I’m also including a prayer for revelation, at the bottom of this page, so that you can invite God into a more intimate relationship.

Many blessings on your new walk with the One who has all of your days, written in His book.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! And please reach out to me with any prayer requests, or testimonies that you’d like to share.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Talk soon!

~Victoria

Prayer:

Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus and thank You that You have been reaching out, in ways I can clearly perceive.

Thank you that You speak to Your children, and that You want a close intimate personal relationship with me.

I surrender my life into Your capable hands, and thank You that in my search for the meaning of life, You have lead me to You, my CREATOR. I ask that would You forgive me of every sin I’ve committed knowingly or unknowingly, as I forgive all those who have sinned against me.

I ask You to remove from my life anything that leads to a disconnection from You, because my desire is to know You more fully, and to be known by You in a deep and profound way.

I ask for Your Holy Spirit to come into my life and restore a full connection of my heart to Your heart. I thank You that Jesus died, so that I might be fully alive in You, and I ask that You breathe life into my core, re-align my thinking with Your thinking, re-envision me and restore me to a child-like joy, and inner peace.

I thank You God for doing this, for new joy, new healing, new peace, supernatural knowledge and wisdom, and a fresh new relationship with You that will increase in depth and intimacy with each passing day.

Thank You for a future filled with Divine purpose, as You come into my life and redesign it according to Your beauty, brilliance, and goodness.

Show me God how much You love me. Show me how You see me. Reveal to me the things to come, and what Your will is for my life.

Thank You for chasing me down until I heard You loud and clear, and that You have an incredible plan for my life.

Teach me how to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ.

Close every door that I’ve opened to the demonic knowingly or unknowingly, and open doors for me that no man can shut.

I love You Father God. I praise You, and pray all these things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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GET YOUR ZEAL ON!

excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

February 3

   “In the book of Revelation, each of the seven churches in Asia is promised a different reward for overcoming the flesh, the world and the devil. These rewards include the privilege of eating of the tree of life and the hidden manna, and being made a pillar in the temple of God. The last church mentioned was Laodicea. The reward offered them, was this promise to be enthroned with Jesus in a place of glory and honor.

There are many similarities between tendencies of the Laodiceans and the modern-day Church.Their luke-warmness, complacency, smugness, and spiritual conceit are characteristics we see prevalent in many of our churches today.

I used to think the greatest rewards were reserved for the martyrs. Surely I thought, giving up ones life for the cause of Christ would bring great rewards. Second on my list were the missionaries. If anybody deserved special rewards for self-sacrifice, doubtless was this group of brave people who have given up everything to go witness to foreign people.

But the truth is, the greatest reward is promised to those who can keep a ZEAL alive, a flame of devotion, and a spiritual intensity in a world filled with apathy and spiritual indifference. Keeping the FIRE of the Holy Ghost burning in the midst of ineptitude, mediocrity, and spiritual lethargy results in the privilege of sitting on the throne with Jesus.”

~Dick Mills

 

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~Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

What IS ZEAL?

ZEAL: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective. Intense emotion compelling action.  If you have zeal, you’re willing, energized, and motivated. 

~Isaiah 59:17 “He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.” book-1210029

The cloak of ZEAL that is in Isaiah 59:17 isn’t actually mentioned in Ephesians 6:10-20, although it is a significant part of our armor as Christians.

I would have to say that I for one, have a lot of zeal! If however you don’t, I’d like to invite you to GET YOUR ZEAL ON! Get fired up for the Kingdom of God, and ask “How can I be an instrument of Your will today Lord?”

Begin a street ministry. Give your testimony to anyone who will listen! Tell people of all the great things the Lord has done for you.

Reach out to your local church, and ask how you can be of service…

What ever you feel lead to do, don’t hesitate…JUST DO IT!

Then, let’s get this party started!

Reach out to me and share what the Lord is leading you to do, and how you are putting on the “Cloak of Zeal.”

I’m eager to hear your testimony.

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Thank you for stopping by today….As always, it’s been a pleasure.

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~Victoria Nicodemus

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