Tag Archives: Revival

Stop Blaming God

A lot of us need to stop blaming God for things He didn’t do. If you’ve been on this earth for long I’m sure you’ve experienced pain, loss and heartache. This was not from God.  The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy but Jesus came that we may have abundant life in the face of our enemy. God is redeeming! He is good! It’s time to detach those things you’ve blamed Him for. 

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”

‭‭I John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Promises

Hold on to God’s promises.  He is faithful to fulfill them. He who has begun a good work in you will complete it!

Happy, Joyous and Free

God is happier when you’re happy. 

Yes, it’s Monday but that’s no reason to be down.  We have a loving Father who cares for you deeply! A loving father who wants His kids to be happy. 🙂

“They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord — the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”

-‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Azusa Now

Azusa Now is today! Over 100,000 of multiple ethnicities and denominations will gather to worship the Lord and call upon Him for revival. If you can make it to the LA Memorial Coliseum get there! Worship has already started and will continue until 10pm. If you can’t make it the whole event is live streamed on god.tv(http://god.tv)

Awareness

The Lord is making us more aware of Him.

He’s giving us eyes to see and ears to hear Him in ways we haven’t before.  It’s not that He hasn’t been there but that you haven’t been aware.

Ask the Lord to awaken you to His presence in all things.  This is pivotal for the move of God that is at hand.  I’ve asked myself if revival came, would the church recognize it?

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” -Genesis 28:16

Situations where you did not see the Lord before, you will now see.  In circumstances where you could not hear the Lord, you will now hear.  Places where you’ve sensed His presence before, you will now feel even more.

From glory to glory God is releasing His goodness in the land of the living!

Be encouraged beloved for this is an exciting time.

Separated to the Gospel of God

This morning I prayed that the Lord would teach me something new. I felt led by the Spirit to read Romans so I opened up Romans chapter 1. I couldn’t even get past the first verse without the Lord speaking.

“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God.” (Romans 1:1)

With reading Paul’s epistles I think a lot of us will often skip over or speed read through Paul’s repetitive introductions. He starts every letter very similar and once you have read a couple it’s kind of like, “Yes, we get it you have to introduce yourself now let’s get to the good stuff.” But this time I read it a little slower and the Lord really spoke to me through the first verse. First Paul states he is a bondservant of Jesus. What did he mean by this? Looking up bondservant the first definition I found was: a person bound in service without wages, or a slave. The next definition I found was: devoted to another to the disregard of one’s interest. Bondservants never left their master. They were devoted to them for life. So by Paul saying he was a bondservant to Jesus he was saying he was completely devoted to serving Jesus for the rest of his life.

Next Paul says he was “called to be an apostle.” To understand this line better let’s look at some definitions…

Call: to make a request or demand.

Apostle: one who is sent away (classical Greek meaning).

So breaking it down we have Paul saying he is a life-long devoted servant to Jesus who had made a demand for him to be sent away.

Next he tells us he is “separated to the gospel of God.” The word “separated” is what really stood out to me here. What is he separated from? I would say that he is separated from the world. Jesus said: “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (John 15:19) Jesus was talking about persecution here. We know Paul saw plenty of that but that didn’t stop him. He knew where he was going so he didn’t care. Paul lived his life knowing “to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He had truly separated himself from the world and could care less what the world thought of him so long as he was doing the work demanded of him by Jesus Christ.

This realization brought conviction to my life. Have I separated myself from the world? Maybe in some areas but there are plenty of other areas I know the world still has a hold of me.

Here’s my question Christians—do we believe what we say we believe? If so we should be out following the demands of Jesus. We must spread the gospel. It’s a demand not a choice.

“Is a lamp to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mark 4:21-23)

Are we sometimes afraid to do what God has asked us to do? Has the Lord put it on your heart to speak to your neighbors about Jesus but you have not out of fear of what they would think? Have you been given perfect opportunities to share the gospel to someone in public but kept quiet out of fear of man? We are to completely separate ourselves from the world and bond ourselves to the gospel of God and become a bondservant of Jesus Christ. There should be nothing in this world that holds us back from God’s call in our lives.

“The fear of man brings a snare but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” (Prov 29:25)

Believe me by writing this I’m not saying I’m any better. This brings conviction to my life. I must do more! We must do more! This is a call to evangelize. This is a call for revival. Do you know where revival starts? In the hearts of us the believers! If we are on fire for the gospel then the fire will spread! And what keeps a fire burning? Fuel!

“Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matt 4:4)

The dog you feed more will be the stronger dog. Is your life on fire for God or are you burning out like the rest of the world? I would like to encourage you to live for Jesus and not let the world consume you.

Lord I pray for boldness. I pray that you would set our hearts on fire for your word, that we would have a new revelation and realization of your love and what you did for us Jesus. You died for us Lord and we are often afraid to tell others of what you have done. Shame on us and forgive us Lord. I pray that we would not let the desires and worries of the world hinder your Spirit any longer. Wake us up Lord. Bring together your church in unity. We seek you and await your guidance. Come Lord! Rule your kingdom. You are Lord of all! Praise you Jesus! Amen.

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