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Ministry Report  - George & Sharon Stover in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico – April 17-22, 2013

Our first meeting in San Yisidro, Puebla, Mexico, was met with 6 salvations, many baptisms in the Holy Ghost, several deliverances and multiple healings. God showed up, as usual, and displayed His glory in the midst of His people. For that we are eternally thankful! 

Last night we ministered in another church in San Pablo and were met with the same glorious Presence of our ever living God. He is so faithful to meet the need of the people. 12 people were saved and a great many people were baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. There were four people delivered as the Presence of God permeated the meeting place. Many people received a prophetic word as the Lord affirmed and confirmed callings, stations, abilities and direction. Everyone also received a blessing and a prophetic promise as Apo. Rebeca Hood took the offering. The tangible Presence of God filled the church and ministered to the people. The floor was covered with people who had been slain in the spirit. 

Friday evening we traveled to San Martine and ministered in the church there. 30 people were saved and there was a great outpouring of joy. Once again, Jesus baptized most of the congregation in the Holy Spirit and people fell to the floor like cord wood. One lady went down speaking in tongues and was there for the rest of the meeting. They had to carry here to her car. She couldn’t speak Spanish because she couldn’t stop speaking in tongues. Healing and deliverance also took place as the people rejoiced in the Presence of our God. 

Saturday morning we went to Atlixco, Puebla, about 45 minutes away, and spent the day working with the ministry team at a new believer’s encounter. Both Sharon and I were privileged to teach three of the sessions and saw great deliverance and breakthroughs in people’s lives. We returned to Puebla, Puebla and had a  good night’s sleep before ministering on Sunday. 

The first service Sunday was at 8:00 A.M. and we saw 8 people saved and 25 to 30 people filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Many were healed as the Lord moved in the midst of the people. During the second service at 10:00 A.M. there were 27 salvations and many, many people were filled with the Holy Spirit. Many more were healed by the touch of God. The third service began at 12:00 Noon. Once again the Lord of the Harvest moved and 36 people gave their hearts and lives to Christ. Many flocked to the altar to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit and received their heavenly language. There were not a few healings that took place. 

Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. the people from the Encounter arrived at the church for the graduation service. They looked like different people than those that first came. They were filled with joy and the goodness of God. Many of their family members were present to celebrate with them. 26 of their family members received Jesus as Lord and Savior, and along with many others, received the baptism with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. 

As we ministered, demons manifested all over the place. There were 6 deliverances going on at the same time. One lady threw up for about 20 minutes and eventually threw up a small key. She was so happy to be free. Her husband worships the dead and had entered into a death covenant with the devil over his family. The curse was broken! 

The Spirit brought such joy into the place that a spirit of laughter took over in one corner of the room. All of a sudden it hit a lady in the far corner of the sanctuary and she hit the floor laughing. Then, a demon manifest in the middle of the room and the leaders cast him out and set the captive free. What a glorious Holy Ghost meeting it was! 

Our God still saves, heals and delivers! Jesus is Lord! When all was said and done, 145 people were saved, several hundred were baptized in the Holy Spirit and many were healed or delivered of generational curses and other demonic strongholds. 

Remain in faith and expect your miracle. God is manifesting His presence in this hour. New Wine is flowing profusely and it is better than the old. 

Monday we were privileged to minister to the pastors and leaders of Amigos de Fe. All were touched as the Lord gave prophetic encouragement, confirmation and direction.  

There is no greater joy than to be in the Presence of the Most High as His Spirit reveals His glory and power in the name of Jesus. Our God is a great, loving, powerful, holy God. We have need of none other. 

The Hoods and the Amigos de Fe team are extremely gracious hosts. They treated us as royalty. We came to Mexico as passengers on the plane but will probably have to leave tomorrow morning as cargo. The meals we enjoyed were exceptional. 

How we cherish the friendship and comradry of  faith with Apo. Denzil and Rebeca Hood. Sharon and I are thankful to God for them. 

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God Has A Plan For You and Me . . .

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most quoted verses in our church and with good reason. The assurance that God has a plan for each of us brings a sense of Divine destiny to our lives as well as a strengthening of our hope and faith for the future.

The Hebrew word used for thoughts is, machashabah, which not only means, thought, but device, devise, plan, purpose, means and imaginations.

Hold that and consider what the Lord means when He says, "the thoughts that I think." The word think is chashab (you can see it in machashabah) which, though it has much of the same interpretation, also carries the idea of cunning, reckoning, purpose, esteem, prophetic prediction, imputation and conception.

In other words, the thoughts that God has for you are prophetic and shall come to pass. He will conceive, cause to be birthed and matured in your life those things that He has planned for you.

No wonder that "all things" work in our lives to bring us into the fullness of His master plan.

Romans 8:28 (KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

These thoughts are thoughts of peace, shalowm, which brings completeness (wholeness), prosperity, safety and health which are the benefits of a covenant relationship with Him.

Knowing this should give every believer a sense of well-being and a revelation of the love of God that can only come from being positive that He will bring to pass what He has purposed and said. Our end, ‘achariyth, prophetic destiny and reward is one that is expected, tiqvah, the very thing that I long for.

The dream and plan for your life is that you will receive, as a gift from Him, the very thing that you have longed for! - Selah!

 

2012 is the year of Government . . .

Satan will attempt to set up his government (10 X 200 +12 = 2012 = Insufficiency under the Law) but God will thwart his plan and bring in His own plan (20 X 100 + 12 = 2012 = God’s Election of Grace through Redemption).

The Government shall be upon His shoulders (This speaks of the Government of Twelve) Isa. 9:6; Exo. 28:11, 12; Exo. 39:6, 7.

The Apostolic will stabilize and come into its rightful place in stature and in the minds and hearts of true believers. Those who are titled but not entitled will be set aside as those with the heart of an Apostolic father will arise and build upon the Chief Cornerstone and the foundation of the Apostles of old. Supernatural Signs, Wonders and Miracles will follow their ministry in and of the Word.

The office of Prophet will have a fresh new sense of worth as the ears and eyes of God’s prophets are tuned and opened to hear and see more clearly. The false prophets will be exposed and swept aside while those who have been obscured but hear His Voice will be brought to the forefront to speak a pure word to the covenant people and the world.

Those who call themselves Evangelists but simply feed themselves on the resources of the Church will be cut off while those who seek and save the lost will be sought after, esteemed and heeded.

Vocational Pastors and Teachers will wither and be blown away as the leaves of a branch that is broken off of the vine. Those that the Lord calls, My Servants, will shepherd the sheep; leading them into green pastures (feeding the lambs of God) and beside still waters (introducing them to the sweet Holy Spirit). They will hear the Voice of their Shepherd and lead the sheep in and out at His beckoning.

The Sheep will be fruitful and multiply until the House of the Lord is filled to overflowing. Such is the year of Government: 2012!


 

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Yearning . . .

Psalms 42:1 (KJV) As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalms 42:1 (AMP) AS THE hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.

The deer, or stag, mentioned here is one found in the dry, arid desert seeking water to quench his thirst. There is an intense yearning to find water, without which, life will soon be over. He gre ‘arag, longs for or pants after the Mym mayim qypa ‘aphiyq, that is, the channels or ravines that carry the watersprings or refreshing streams of the waters that bring and sustain life.

Beloved, our soul, like that of the Psalmist, should yearn after the Source of all life, Almighty God Himself. The word, soul, is the Hebrew word vpn nephesh, and it speaks of the very essence of a person, their desires, appetites, passion, thoughts and will.

There is something missing, and very wrong, when someone who is, supposedly, born-again can approach God haphazardly or casually. The life of the true believer becomes wrapped up in the Person of the Holy One and continually yearns for more of Him with each passing day.

Every facet of our being is focused on His refreshing Presence for we are bound in the bundle of the life of God Himself (1 Sam.25:29b).

Galatians 2:20 (KJV) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Passion . . .

The word, passion, carries, among others, two very interesting meanings. One is that of having an intense enthusiasm for something. That is, having an intense fervor that only comes from Divine inspiration. This is the compelling force that directs every thought, action and deed of a believers life.

Only a truly born-again believer can have this kind of enthusiasm for only such a believer is connected to the Source of divine inspiration and so filled with the understanding, life and vitality of God (Job 32:8).

The other meaning of the word, passion, that I would like you to consider with me is that of being willing to suffer extreme hardship for a worthy cause. Our example is that of Jesus "Passion" as He took our punishment and bore our sin.

Today’s Western version of Christianity is a far cry from what the early Apostles considered a normal, healthy Christian life. In our present culture there seems to be an overwhelming self-centeredness that demands more and more comfort, convenience and caressing. There are not many of our number, "who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises . . . out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens . . . were tortured, not accepting deliverance . . . had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings . . . bonds and imprisonment . . . were stoned . . . sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword . . . destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:)" Hebrews 11:33-38 (KJV)

Perhaps this would be too "radical" in our society? Or would it?

This is the call of deep unto deep . . . Selah.






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The Vision . . .

2 Timothy 2:2 (KJV) And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

We have a biblical mandate, a command from Christ Jesus, Himself, to win the lost and develop them into praying, Spirit-filled, Word loving, holy living, soul winning, afraid of nothing, demon destroying, men and women of God.

Wellspring is known for its focus on "missions," and our mission is to win the lost and make disciples out of every nation, tribe and tongue.

The Holy Ghost was poured out on the day of Pentecost and the fire of God came into the room and broke up into individual flames upon each one in the room. Men, women and children had their own flame - their own personal in-filling.

Acts 2:3 (AMP) And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them.

They were all filled with an anointing that was perfectly adapted and suited to each one individually. It was as if one tailor was making a suit for each person. Though it would be the same Tailor, the cut of each suit would be "tailor made" for each. So it is with the baptism in the Holy Ghost. Though each speaks with other tongues, the anointing, the enabling to be a witness, is unique for each recipient according to their specific call in the plan and purpose of God. The gifts and calling of God are not "cookie cutter" duplicates of someone else. You are one of a kind!

Acts 1:8 (AMP) But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.

Each of us is called to be a witness and we have been given the power to be just that. Our methods are as diverse as our personalities but the power of God given to accomplish our task is equal.

Cave Adullam . . .

1 Samuel 22:1-2 (AMP) 1 SO DAVID departed and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. 2 And everyone in distress or in debt or discontented gathered to him, and he became a commander over them. And there were with him about 400 men.

I have always been captivated by the record of scripture as it tells of the men who joined David in the cave Adullam. Those men were distressed, in debt or discontented and yet they became the mighty men of the kingdom.

In my heart, I have always seen Wellspring to be such a place. I see it as a place where those ravaged by a sin laden society can come and be transformed. After all, we were all "brothers" in that we were of our "father house," the devil

John 8:44 (AMP) You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.

It is from this place we are transformed by our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We are translated from darkness into light and are adopted into the family of God wherein we can call God our Father [1 Pet. 2:9; Rom. 8:5].

Wellspring, like the cave Adullam, is a place where the broken can come and be molded into the mighties of God. Granted, it is only as they will to become more than they are. The choice to be a disciple rests upon each one. But, the opportunity is to whosoever will.

As you come to the "cave Adullam" here at Wellspring, come with an open heart and a yielded spirit to be a disciple; to be tempered, honed and fashioned into man or woman of God. Let the fire of the Holy Ghost clothe you with power to be . . .

Pastor



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 In 2010 . . .

You don’t need a prophet to tell you that there will be a great deal of strife during this year and beyond. Nor do you need a degree in political science to know that there will be sweeping changes of the guard in the United States House and Senate during the upcoming elections.

Housing and commercial property prices will continue to fall until real economic recovery begins to solidify. Double digit inflation is looming on the horizon and there will be a certain amount of wealth redistribution.

Whether Israel will strike the Iranian nuclear facilities or not is still in the wind and their desire to rebuild the Temple lies deep within the heart of Orthodox Jewry.

The march toward a one world government continues to the ever louder drum beat of the reformed Roman Empire seated in Brussels. Lust and greed drive the power hungry of every nation and they deceive themselves as they gather behind whited walls and speak of new ways to control public opinion by fear.

But, what of it? To the child of God it is but an opportunity to reach the fear prone masses. The banner of faith, held forth by the faithful, dispels the spirit of fear. Strengthened by the Word of God, the remnant church, the Bride of Christ, stands tall, courageous, moral and immoveable. Her breastplate is the righteousness of faith and she is girded with Truth. Her life demonstrates integrity and dominion authority that exudes confidence in Him whom she serves.

Matthew 24 still knocks at the door as there arise deceivers, false Christs, false prophets and persecutors of the Church and all that is holy. Wars and rumors of wars are on the increase and nations rise against nations but we are encouraged to fix our eyes on Jesus and walk in faith. We know that this is only the beginning and that there is still time to gather in the greatest ever harvest of men.

In the midst of it all the Church will arise and shine, for the glory of the Lord is upon her. The good news of the kingdom must be preached to the lost in the power of Pentecost.

A Great Harvest of Men . . .

To the devil and his crowd it is written, "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."

No matter how things look, God is on the throne. Whether or not our nation is under judgment or not is of no concern to the true believer. The Great Commission still stands:

". . . Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. . . And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen." Mark 16:15-18, 20 (KJV).

The devil will try everything to get our eyes off of the main thing. Remember, "the main thing is the main thing." Reaching the lost is the main thing. When this is our primary focus and we cannot be distracted, we can be included in the greatest harvest of men the world has ever seen. That is the prophetic clarion for this next year. "The Greatest Harvest of Men will begin in 2010."

You and I, Beloved, are about to experience the power of God as a manifestation of His love. Signs, wonders and miracles will follow the true believer. They will be so "other" that the counterfeit will be revealed as cheap, impotent imitations.

Remember how Aaron’s rod turned serpent ate all of the rods turned serpents of Pharaoh’s magicians (Exo. 7:12)? Lying signs and wonders will be shown to be what they are. Those that are like the divining maiden who plagued Paul (Acts 16:17, 18) will be shown to be false prophets and delivered as she was.

Have no fear, you are appointed and anointed, called and chosen, for the harvest of men in 2010.


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The Third Year . . .

In the year 2000 the Lord spoke to me about seven years of plenty and the following seven years of famine. November, 2007, I wrote about the beginning of the famine coming in 2008. Well Beloved, here we are.

The emphasis of what the Lord showed me concerned spiritual plenty and spiritual famine. In other words, the church storing up its treasure of revelation in the Word of God in preparation for years of spiritual hunger in the world.

As in much that is prophetic, the things spoken of also had to do with the natural conditions in the world and how the church would relate and respond. We have seen a self-serving world system with a growing disregard for, even a distaste for, the things of God come to the forefront. Even 911 only drove the world to the church for a few weeks at most.

The true church, however, much like Joseph in Egypt, has been thriving both spiritually and materially. So much so, in fact, that when national disasters like hurricane Katrina, Rita and Ike, left their wakes of destruction, it was the Church that meaningfully responded first at a grass roots level.

The Church has flourished financially in a way that has drawn the attention of a jealous world system and caused a United States Senator, the "Honorable" Charles Grassley, to lead an attack on several Pentecostal ministries in an attempt to challenge their right to prosper. These attacks go on.

From Capital Hill to Wall Street and beyond to Main Street, the world system is reeling as a result of the break down of moral integrity in every segment of our society. Promises to "fix the problem" circulate from every quarter, yet only exacerbate the financial dilemma. After all, people and governments would have to learn how to function without debt and put God first.

Imagine the popularity of any world leader who might dare suggest that the governments of the world and their peoples learn to live on a balanced budget.

This shaking of the god, mammon, is world-wide and will continue as long as there is something that can be shaken.

Famine . . .

So, what happens in the "famine years" and how long will they last? We have, as I understand it, beginning with 2010, five more years of world events which will bring every nation, kindred, tongue and people to the realization that they are spiritually bankrupt. As the promised answers and fixes not only fail but multiply the world’s woes many will begin to turn to the visible Church for answers. Unfortunately they will find that all that looks like church is not necessarily church. This is exactly what was found after 911 and that is why people did not stay connected after two or three weeks of soul searching.

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11 (AMP)

There is, however, a remnant Church. There are a people who know their God and do exploits (Dan. 11:32). The Holy Ghost has begun to draw seekers to the places where His Church has a store of the Spirit. They will come and find answers from the Word of God for the pressing challenges of life. The news is spreading that there is "food" in the house of God.

WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3 (AMP)

Have no fear! Everything is right on schedule.


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Set Me On Fire Once More . . .

It was not that there was a bush burning in the wilderness that drew such great attention for the man that God had chosen. It was that the bush was not consumed.

Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, for you shall not be consumed in the burning. Fear not to draw close unto Him. Stand not afar off in your own tent but come unto the tent of meeting. Come unto the bed chamber, the bridal chamber. Let the purging fire of the Holy Ghost come upon you and consume all that is not like Him.

You fear that there will be nothing left; but My beloved, you have no idea, you have not eyes to see how much of Me is in you already. How much I have imparted of Myself within your being. Within you is the Holy One. Yes, birthed within you is the image and likeness of Mine own Self! I watch over to keep and protect, to nurture and guard. Yes, it has even grown since the day of your conception says your Lord.

For I have purposed to have me a people and have reached unto you and have drawn you close unto me.

From out of the bed of affliction. From out of the natal blood. I have found you and washed you and salted you and cleansed you and drawn you unto Myself. I have said, You My beloved, are Mine own and there is neither height nor depth, nor anything above nor beneath, nor on the surface of the sea, nor on any land, nor in any realm that can separate you from My love.

I have purposed to have you as My own bride and I Am a jealous God.

So, say not, I am not worthy. For Jesus blood was shed and that separated you unto Me, cleansed you, made you holy, and set you apart unto My love.

Does a Lover See . . .

. . . the imperfections of the one loved. Nay, I say unto you, There are none visible, there are none considered. But, even so, who, other than Myself can do away with all imperfections? Is it not written, be you perfect even as I Am perfect? Would I tease you, mock, and make sport of you to speak unto you that which cannot be done? Is anything too hard for Me?

I have purposed to cleanse and perfect you. You are being brought to perfection even as you stand perfected. It is a mystery and yet it is as sure and fixed as My Word. It is more sure than the rising of the sun or any other natural order.

I hear you cry. I hear you murmur. I hear you complain. I hear you say you can not.

I say unto you, You can!

Oh child, speak what I have said. Consider yourself as I consider you. See yourself as I see you. Run to Me and see if I will not forgive and heal your wound.

It is not My desire to harm you. It is not within Me to do you ill. I have planned good. I have planned blessing. I have spoken concerning you and it shall come to pass.

Let the life of this word flow within you. Yield to the swelling of the wave that is coming for it is My love and it will not fail. It is the word of power within you to perform all that I say.

I chastise you whom I love, that you be not snared, for I see the fowler setting his net and, yea, some have fluttered, yes, fallen into his trap. But I say unto you this day, Once again I tear the net and set you free!

Choose this day. Choose this day. Choose this day to be free! For I have purposed for you to be free!


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Tongues of Men and of Angels

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (KJV)

"Though I speak" makes a clear and simple statement that the Apostle Paul speaks in "tongues" and is addressing those who also practice this empowering gift of glossolalia.

His point, however, is that no matter how much one speaks in tongues and no matter how many tongues are spoken, even angelic ones, it is a useless pursuit if not an out flow of Love (charity = agaph agape): God’s uniquely distinctive kind of covenant Love).

We can preach our hearts out, we can speak "as the oracles of God," we can be the greatest orator of all time, we can see and speak into the spirit realm, but if we have not love, it is grating and irritating, entirely useless "hot air."

The key to receiving the power, the revelation, the benefit of praying in tongues is that of allowing yourself to walk in covenant love with your brethren and to extend the offer of it to the lost.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7 (KJV)

God is Love (1 Joh. 4:8, 16). His very character is Love. To receive anything from Him is to receive an outflow of His Love. What I’m say is, that when we speak in tongues, it must be an outflow of the love that God shed abroad in our hearts in order for us to realize the benefit of speaking mysteries (Rom. 5:5).

The Word of God teaches us that a heavenly language is given so that, in the spirit, the believer can speak mysteries and be able to build himself up on his most holy faith as well as praise and magnify the Lord (1 Cor. 14:2, 4, Jude 1:20).

Love is the key that unlocks the heart of God and allows the believer to experience covenant blessing through tongue

I Am Nothing

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (KJV)

The word translated "charity" is the word for God’s special kind of love (agaph agape). This God kind of love is only experienced by the born-again believer who develops a covenant relationship with the King of Glory. This is the love by which faith works (Gal. 5:6). The very nature and character of God is this kind of love. It is not natural, human nor humane, love but is supernatural in its origin.

Too many Christians, unwittingly, claim that they are something they are not. They have received a gift and have operated in it with great success for some time. They have prophesied, received revelation regarding some of the mysteries of the kingdom and have come to know a certain amount of spiritual truth. They have come to a knowledge of how faith works and had a great deal of visible success because of it. They may have a large following of supporters and believe that they have arrived in the blessing of the Almighty.

Unfortunately, if the God kind of love is not present in their life, God considers them to be nothing. Yes, that’s right, God considers them nothing. If this were not true, Paul never would have said that without love "I am nothing."

Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. He came to seek out and restore individuals into the covenant love relationship that Adam had before the fall. He came to bring to full measure the covenant that God made with Abraham. Jesus was the love of God expressed in human form.

For God so loved (agapaw agapao) the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

Gifts only work properly & powerfully when activated and empowered by this kind of love.

Beloved, let’s live in this God kind of love.

There is absolutely nothing impossible for those who believe.

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Three Levels to Excellence

The first level to excellence is that of submission.

  • Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (KJV)

To "submit" means "no resistance." In electricity, resistance causes power to diminish from a higher level to a lower level. Submission begins with turning our will over to God. God’s will should flow through me unimpaired.

Our will must be broken and shaped. It should happen as children where we learn to take a command and to obey what we are told. Saul was not submitted to Samuel because he did not fulfill the command to wait at Gilgal for seven days or to completely destroy Amalek.

We submit to God and resist the devil (Jam. 4:8) If I "resist" the Lord, I am "submitted" to the devil and have no power over him. If I "submit" to God, I can "resist" the devil with full authority.

Submission, then, becomes the primary source of power and faith: "I am a man under authority" (Mat. 8:9-10) was the source of the centurion’s great faith.

Many church members are not "submitted." The local church is the basis of authority (Heb. 13:17 "Obey your leaders and submit to them"). If their will is not submitted to obey a command, they are stopped in their pursuit of excellence.

The second level of excellence is Surrender.

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 (KJV)

Surrender means to "yield," to relinquish possession.

A life insurance policy is "surrendered" when the claims on the company are dropped. This word, "surrender," goes beyond "submit" where we simply can carry our a command. It means to release our entire lives to the express use of God. It is a passive word, allowing God to come possess anything we are.

Submit, Surrender, Sacrifice

It means to release our entire lives to the express use of God. It is a passive word, allowing God to come possess anything we are.

God wants us to surrender to Jesus, to sign our name to the "blank check" of our life. It means, I make no stipulations, no claims, no objections. Isaac "submitted" to Abraham in getting on the altar as Abraham "surrendered" him to God. Jesus surrendered to the Father’s plan to die on the cross: "Not my will, but yours be done."

Sacrifice is the third, and highest, level of excellence.

It goes beyond submit (obeying a command) and surrender (allowing God to take what He desires). It is an "active" word, something that comes into your heart to give to God that He has not necessarily required of you. Examples of this would be: 1) Mary pouring a years salary on the head of Christ or 2) the widow gave her two mites, all she had to live on, and 3) Zaccheus gave half his worth to the poor. Each of these are sacrificial actions that came up out of a heart of love and gratitude to Jesus.

"God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor. 9:7) because He delights to see what our hearts tell us to do for Him without being told.

  • Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV)

  • What if every member in our church moved into "submission," then "surrender," and into "sacrifice?" No one will ever sacrifice their time, talent, and treasure without first submitting and surrendering.

    May God help us to receive and then so present the cross to others so that they become sacrificial believers, delighting to do for God what He has not even required.

    Thanks to BCCN for the material for this article.


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    The Remnant Principle

    There is a call to those who would be counted among the Remnant. Hear the heart and voice of this company. Out of the abundance of their heart, their mouth speaks:

    "I will behave myself wisely and in a blameless way and I will walk within my house with integrity and with a blameless heart. I will set no base, wicked or worthless thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who turn aside and fall away - It will not take hold of me. A perverse heart will depart from me - I refuse to know those kind of people. Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor I will silence and have nothing to do with. No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure. My eyes will be on the faithful of the land and those who walk in a blameless way will be a minister to me. He who practices deceit will not dwell in my house and he who speaks falsehood will not maintain his position before me. I am an enemy of evil doers and I will put them out of the house and city of God." - Psalm 101


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    Wake Up Time

    There is a stirring in the realm of the Spirit of supplications. Intercessors are being birthed of those who are taking the time to pray. This is a critical hour and the Lord will not be without a prophetic voice among the people.

    Romans 13:11 (AMP) Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

    It is time for the Church to arise, shake itself and wake up out of its sleep. As the Amplified Bible says, "rouse to reality." The reality is that "salvation (final deliverance) is nearer" than many think. Jesus is coming back soon; sooner than you may believe.

    He is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle; a glorious church, a bride that is perfectly adapted and suited to Him.

    Ephesians 5:27 (KJV) . . . a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

    1 John 3:2 (KJV) . . . it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

    His Bride, the Church, will speak like He speaks and do what He did. In fact, She will do greater works than He as she waits for Him to return for her. She shall demonstrate Him who is Resurrection.

    1 Corinthians 2:4 (KJV) And my speech and my preaching [are to be], in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.

    John 14:12 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. He will come to her before He comes for her.

    By His Word He instructs and equips and by His Spirit He prepares, energizes and enables His Bride to take her place at His side at His return.

    The Awakening

    Isaiah 52:1-2 (KJV) Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

    I cannot emphasize enough that the Lord has said that He is shaking all that can be shaken in order to reveal that which cannot be shaken. The old wineskin must be shaken and broken before the new can be built. He will tear down and He will build up where it is needed. Old habits and ways of doing things will be done away with so that His way will be made straight and uncluttered. To those, His remnant, who abide in the Vine and cannot be shaken He has promised to continue to build and establish.

    Jeremiah 42:10 (KJV) If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: . . .

    Those who know Him will do exploits in prayer and intercession and then manifest the Word of God in signs, wonders and miracles. This is why I am so excited about our 6:00 P.M. Friday evening Awakening Las Vegas Prayer Hour.

    Daniel 11:32 (KJV) . . . the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Those who watch and wait learn to hear the

    Voice of God. Having heard, they shall decree what they hear and it shall be so in order for the lost to recognize the Lord and His Church. These are thrilling times in which to live. This will change the world.

    Daniel 4:17 (KJV) This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.


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    A New Wine in 2009

    It is impossible to put new wine in old wineskins. The old wineskin is dry and inflexible; unable to move and expand to the change of fermenting wine. It takes new wineskins that are supple and able to expand with the quickening of the new wine.

    New wine is ever expanding, the action of fermentation, a quickening, if you will. Scripture speaks of this new wine saying,

    Neither do men put new wine into old bottles [wineskins]: else the bottles [wineskins] break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles [wineskins] perish: but they put new wine into new bottles [wineskins], and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:17) (Mk. 2:22; Lk. 5:37)

    According to Acts 2:13-18, new wine is a type of the Holy Spirit.

    Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine . . . For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

    Beloved, You and I are living in the age of this pouring out of the Spirit of God. We are living in the time of the manifestation of signs, wonders and miracles that accompany the end times.

    For God to accomplish what He has planned will take an awakening that will cause every serious believer to become a new wineskin that can hold and dispense His new wine.

    This is the time of a great AWAKENING. This is the year when old wineskins will be set aside and new wineskins brought forth to be filled with the New Wine of the Spirit of Burning. The Coal off of the Altar will purify and empower His Bride.

    2009 is the year of making New Wineskins.

    2009 is the year of New Wine.

    Line Upon Line in 2009

    Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11 (AMP)

    There is a Shaking of all that can be shaken which will prove that which cannot be shaken. The Lord is rebuilding His Glorious Church line upon line, precept upon precept and here a little and there a little, in order to make ready the coming of the King (Isa. 28:10, 13 KJV).

    Before He comes for her, He will come to her in demonstration of the power of resurrection. He will adorn her until she be like Him in word and deed.

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 (KJV)

    These years of famine will prove to be the greatest shaking, and awakening of the church and society that the world has ever seen. As the awakened Church, filled with new wine, begins to perceive her hour, she will begin to ask for her inheritance and God will hear and give it:

    Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. Psalm 2:8

    The sheep have been scattered as those who have no shepherd (Eze. 34: 5, 8) but are being re-gathered and brought to the waters of life and good pastures of the Word preached in the purity of truth in love (Psa. 23:2).

    They are becoming new wineskins, filled with the new wine of the Holy Ghost and transformed by the Word. Flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit these new wineskin believers are willing to lay down their lives for the cause of the Lord of Harvest, Jesus the King.

    They are led, fed and cared for by the Lord’s shepherds and abide securely in the house of God. They shall know the Great Shepherd of the sheep and will begin to come and go with Him as the Porter (the Holy Spirit) directs (Joh. 10:3-5).


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    The Second Year . . .

    In the year 2000 the Lord spoke to me about seven years of plenty and the following seven years of famine. Last November, 2007, I wrote about the beginning of the famine coming in 2008. Well, here we are.

    The emphasis of what the Lord showed me concerned spiritual plenty and spiritual famine. In other words, the church storing up its treasure of revelation in the Word of God in preparation for years of spiritual hunger in the world.

    As in much that is prophetic, the things spoken of also had to do with the natural conditions in the world and how the church would relate to those conditions.

    We have seen a self-sufficient world system with a growing disregard for, even a distaste for, the things of God. Even 911 only drove the world to the church for a few weeks at most.

    The church, however, much like Joseph in Egypt, has been thriving both spiritually and materially. So much so, in fact, that when national disasters like hurricane Katrina, Rita and the more recent, Ike, left their wake of destruction, it was the Church that responded first at a grass roots level.

    The Church has flourished financially in a way that has drawn the attention of a jealous world system and caused a United States Senator, the "Honorable" Charles Grassley, to lead an attack on several Pentecostal ministries in an attempt to challenge their right to prosper.

    From Capital Hill to Wall Street and beyond to Main Street, the world system is reeling as a result of the break down of moral integrity in the market place. Promises to "fix the problem" circulate from every quarter, yet no one seems to be willing to suggest a real answer to the apparent financial dilemma. After all, people and governments would have to learn how to function without debt.

    Imagine the popularity of any world leader who might suggest that the governments of the world and their peoples learn to live on a balanced budget.

    This shaking of the god, mammon, is world-wide and will continue as long as there is something that can be shaken.

    Famine . . .

    So, what happens in the "famine years" and how long will they last? We have, as I understand it, beginning with 2009, six more years of world events which will bring every nation, kindred, tongue and people to the realization that they are spiritually bankrupt. As the promised answers and fixes not only fail but exacerbate the world’s woes many will begin to turn to the visible Church for answers. Unfortunately they will find that all that looks like church is not necessarily church. This is exactly what was found after 911 and that is why people did not stay connected after two or three weeks of soul searching.

    11 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. Amos 8:11 (AMP)

    There is, however, a remnant Church. There are a people who know their God and do exploits (Dan. 11:32). The Holy Ghost will begin to draw seekers to the places where His Church has a store of the Spirit. They will come and find answers from the Word of God for the pressing challenges of life. The news will spread that there is "food" in the house of God.

    1 WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. 3 Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3 (AMP)


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    The Wind is Blowing . . .

    The wind, xwr, ruwach, the Spirit of God, the Breath of Life, is blowing across our nation once again. This wind that fans the flames of repentant revival is stirring in the heart of the true Church. The future of the people of this great land depends upon how they yield to the revelation and manifestation of Him who is the Resurrection and the Life.

    Like the Mongolian hoards that swept into China from the north in the 1500's, demons have swept into our nation. First the Mongolians, then the Japanese, slaughtered the Chinese by the tens of thousands. So, in our land, demonically driven ideologies invade the minds of young and old alike.

    The Chinese built the Great Wall and trained an army that could withstand the attacks and gain them victory over their enemies. It was then, and only then, that peace rested upon the land.

    So must the Church of the Living God build a wall. This wall must be a wall of holy fire that separates the people from the enemy of their souls. The flames of this wall must be continually fanned by the prayers of trained and seasoned prayer warriors. These watchers on the wall must have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. They must be willing to prophetically warn of imminent attack and rise to the call to protect the people who have not yet perceived the presence of an enemy.

    These watchmen must be willing to stand watch when others sleep, run when others are weary and rise in faith when others faint. They must listen for the stirring of the Wind in the trees of the Lord.

    Are you willing to be a watchman on the wall? Will you leave all to follow Jesus, the Captain of the Lord’s host? Will you divest yourself of every weight of sin so that you can be borne about by the slightest blowing of the Wind?

    Are you one of those of whom it is written: ". . . the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." (Dan. 11:32b KJV)?

    Will you, "take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand" (Eph. 6:13 KJV).

    The Fire is Falling . . .

    The holy fire of God is falling; purifying the hearts of all who embrace its flames. The wood, hay and stubble will be consumed and only that which cannot be consumed will remain.

    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 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. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 (KJV)

    There is always a separation that takes place when trouble, trial or persecution comes. Those who love God trust in Him to bring them through to victory while others faint and fall away. As it is written:

    17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18 . . . such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. Mark 4:17-19 (KJV)

    Let the fire fall! Let the shaking begin!

    27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken . . . that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:27-29 (KJV)

    Let the Glorious Church arise and shine!

    1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1 (KJV)

    Let the glory of the Lord be made manifest in the earth as it is seen upon you; the soldier of God.


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    of Soldiers . . .

    Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 2 Timothy 2:3-5 (KJV)

    Basic Training was real eye opener for me and the several hundred young men that were drafted or who volunteered in 1959. We lost our names and became numbers (not that we weren’t called names). The First Sergeant seemed like an angry bull dog as he stormed around with a sawed off cue stick in his hand. We had entered training unprepared and unskilled in the art of war but when we emerged, we came out a combat ready company of skilled soldiers. There had been a transformation that made boys into men who stood tall and had respect for authority, flag and country. We had endured "hardness, as a good soldier."

    This concept seems to have been lost in the Christian society today. Way too many "Christians" think that God owes them the blessings of the covenant just because they were born. Don’t ever be one of those kind of Christians.

    You are not your own, you were bought with a price:

    For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV)

    Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 1 Corinthians 7:23 (KJV)

    You and I were born to be born-again and to serve our God and Savior Jesus Christ. We are in a war for the souls of men, women and children of the nations and we cannot afford to entangle ourselves with the affairs of this life.

    As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit. Matthew 13:22 (AMP)

    and Olympians . . .

    No one arrives at the Olympic games without paying a price most are not willing to pay. Every day is filled with a training schedule that does not wait on circumstance and many times must press through personal discomfort and pain.

    Christians are called to at least the same high standard of excellence and sacrifice as they run their race of faith. The following two thoughts from Scripture challenge each of us to a higher standard:

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither. Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP)

    Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1 (AMP)

    Beloved, we are chosen and called to strive for mastery in our Christian life so that we can win a "crown of eternal blessedness" that will bring glory and honor to our God and Savior Jesus Christ. "Let us run with patient endurance . . . the appointed course . . . that is set before us." - Selah


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    New Beginnings . . .

    In the Book of Leviticus, in Chapters 9, 12, 14 & 15, we are taught that the number 8 is a call to cleansing, consecration and commitment.

    We come to see, as in Leviticus 9:6, that "the glory of the Lord will appear" to us as we obey the commandments of the Lord our God.

    In Leviticus 25:22, we see that the eighth year is a year of sowing for the harvest of the ninth year. It is a year when the abundance of the seven previous years is consumed but the increase of the eighth is sown.

    Numbers 25:39 calls for a solemn assembly wherein the people of God abstain from "servile" work. In other words, it is a time when the disciple of God is freed from all the out working of the flesh to serve in the liberty of the Spirit. It is a time to focus on the Lord of Harvest, setting all personal, self-serving agenda’s aside.

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). 2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP).

    In 2 Chronicles 34:1-7 we see a king take his place on the throne of a nation in his eighth year and after eight years there was such a yearning for a closer relationship with God that it resulted in a purging of all the idols and idolatrous practices of the land.

    Eight is the number of prophetic utterance and is said to be the number of new beginnings. In Luke 9:28 we can see the eighth day as one where Jesus takes His disciples to the mountain top to pray. It was then that His glory was manifest and the veil between heaven and earth was opened as Moses and Elijah came and spoke with the Lord.

    Can we expect supernatural visitation, Divine invitation and the manifestation of glory as we enter in to the eighth year of our being on the land?

    Our Eighth Year . . .

    April 28, 2001 was the day that the Wellspring family of believers moved to the property here at 8140 West Lone Mountain Road and 4870 Janell Drive. That was just over seven years ago.

    That means that we are moving into the eighth year of our possessing the promised possession. God promised us our own land and He has made good on His promise.

    We have had our struggles along the way but we have been given an over-comer’s victory each and every time. God is our Good Shepherd, our Ever Present Help in time of trouble, our Buckler and Shield, and our High Tower. He has given us favor with man, set a table in the midst of our enemies and made them at peace with us.

    We have sown and harvested the blessings of God in so many wonderful ways. The Lord has been good to us!

    Now it is time to sow for the harvest of the ninth year. We must not consume our seed. It is time to spend time in fasting and prayer, to be cleansed by the blood of The Lamb Slain from the foundation of the world and to reconsecrate our lives to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and His plan and purpose for our lives.

    This is the year of examination where we allow the Spirit of God to search our hearts and try our motives so that we are not drawn in to "servile" work.

    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14 (AMP)

    But if you are guided (led) by the [Holy] Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. Galatians 5:18 (AMP)

    You and I are living in a time of liberty. The perfect liberty of the redeemed that is only experienced by those who are guided by the Holy Spirit. James 1:25 calls this liberty, "the faultless law, the [law] of liberty," and calls us to be "faithful to it ..., being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing ..." "Blessed" is our portion in the eighth year!


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    We Are Pentecostal . . .

    1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)

    Can you see in the above scripture that the day of Pentecost was "fully come?" The Greek word for "fully come" (sumplhrow sumpleroo) simply means: be fully come, to fill completely, to complete entirely and to be fulfilled. It paints a picture of the hold of a ship being filled completely to its capacity at the appropriate time to carry it’s cargo to its predetermined destination..

    The Church was being born, its "cargo hold" being filled with the precious cargo of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit of God to be taken to its predetermined destination, which is every person on planet earth. God said:

    18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: Acts 2:18 (KJV)

    The supernatural impartation of miracles, signs and wonders was being loaded into the very belly of the Church. This was Pentecost and became the inheritance of every Pentecostal that was in the Upper Room and every Pentecostal since.

    This was the promise of the Father, the power of God being delivered to all who would receive the precious cargo bought and paid for, and now being distributed, by our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Anointed One of God (Luk. 24:49; Act 1:4, 8).

    We, beloved, have received this "cargo" and now can expect every manifestation of its intended use. Believe me, it is not just about speaking in tongues. We are now able to demonstrate the power of resurrection in every area of life.

     

    We Are Spirit Baptized . . .

    Not only does the Holy Spirit make His abode (His home) in us, which happens to all who are born-again, but we have the privilege of releasing the attributes of His Person to meet every need with which we may be confronted. Pentecostals are those who have simply taken one more step after salvation and have asked the Lord to immerse them in His Spirit and have yielded to His wondrous work within and through them. We are this kind of Christian.

    Yes, we prophesy. Yes, we speak with other tongues, Yes, we receive a word of knowledge or a word of wisdom. Yes, yes, yes! Hallelujah! We have been given a Divine blessing so that we can be blessed to be a blessing.

    We are those spoken of in the book of Mark:

    17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:17-20 (KJV)

    We are not "sign" followers. Signs follow us as we work the works of God. Each Pentecostal should "cast out devils" and "speak with new tongues." Each has complete authority over "that old serpent" the devil himself as well as supernatural protection from what is ingested. Each one of us should be eager to lay hands on those who are sick because we are promised by God that "they shall recover."

    Being Baptized in the Holy Ghost (Spirit) and walking in the power of God is what it means to be a Pentecostal. Every Christian has the right to receive "the promise of the Father."

    Expect the miraculous and enjoy being a blessing by moving in the supernatural gifts of God!


    The Thief Comes . . .

    "The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. . ." John 10:10a (AMP)

    What, exactly, does the thief (Satan and his forces) come to steal, kill and destroy?

    The Devil and his minions are working to steal your faith, kill your faith, and destroy your faith.

    If he can steal, kill and destroy your faith he can steal your health, wealth and joy; he can kill your zeal for life, your every dream, and everything that pertains to life; he can destroy your God given destiny and even your salvation, if you let him.

    "If you let him."

    Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP)

    How can the Devil, of all beings, steal anything from you if you are God’s child?

    He sends thoughts into your mind (fiery darts) or sends you someone who will speak his lies. Oh they may be well meaning, but they are not walking in, or talking, the Word of Faith.

    Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. Ephesians 6:16 (AMP)

    Don’t buy the lie! No matter where it comes from. Don’t make what you hear in your thoughts or what you hear from well meaning friends (we hope they are) your thoughts.

    If you will refuse to speak the words of doubt and fear, the thoughts will not bring forth, they will be aborted before they can bring the curse into your life.

    Do not listen to, nor repeat, any negative report. God is Good and His Word is true. Everything else is deceptive and destructive.

    But, I Have Come . . .

    "I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)." John 10:10b (AMP)

    Here is the unalterable promise of Jesus to those who have made Him Lord of their life: "I have come!" Keep this great truth in the forefront of your thinking and speaking.

    He said that He has come (In your now!) to bring you life and life more abundantly! He, by the Holy Ghost through Paul, has said that you can do whatever you set your mind to do:

    I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13 (AMP)

    Supernatural strength, ability, aptitude and efficiency is given to you in Christ, the Anointed One and His anointing.

    Don’t ever allow thoughts of defeat or fear to become words in your mouth. Cast them down, through the power of the name of Jesus, before they can torment you or cause you the least bit of anxiety.

    [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 2 Corinthians 10:5 (AMP)

    Your Lord and Savior, Jesus, is come and now dwells within you by the Holy Spirit. You are one with Christ and resurrection life is within you.

    ". . . For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people." 2 Cor. 6:16 (AMP)


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