I just can’t seem to put my Bible down! Lol ! It’s jammed packed full of so much exciting stuff – which I’ve read a thousand times!! But the Lord is able to reach me (despite all my distractions) so much better now. Many, many MANY times I get ‘understandings’ that haven’t yet found their place in language.
“If only Paul had been accorded a few amenities in his life – freedom from imprisonment, for example – he could have … and would have done so very much more,” you say?
Yes, he could have.
And he would have.
His impact at that time would have been far more spectacular and far-reaching.
He would have … because he could have … healed and restored thousands more.
He would have done everything conceivable, except, perhaps, to write half of the New Testament.
If you ponder … deeply … the kingdom of God and the fact that it’s spreading unchecked (it’s doing so by virtue of the fact that it’s already here) filling every nook and every cranny in every country and nation, then nothing else will matter.
WHAT IF MINISTRY XYZ WENT TO INDIA OR AFRICA OR WHEREVER AND HEALED A MERE 10% AND BROUGHT SALVATION TO ANOTHER 10% AND INTRODUCED 50 – 60% TO JESUS CHRIST FOR THE FIRST TIME. DOING THE MATH? DAY #1 = 500,000, DAY #2 = 600,000, DAY #3 = 700,000. X 10% , X 10% , X 55% . AND THEN THE MINISTRY COMES HOME TO FIND SO MUCH HIDEOUS GOSSIP ABOUT THEM — CRITICIZING THEIR MODE OF TRANSPORTATION, THEIR HOME AND WORST OF ALL THE FACT THAT THESE PEOPLE HAD THE AUDACITY TO HEAL PEOPLE IN GREAT NEED WHO SHARE THE PLANET !!!!!
I . M . M . E . D . I . A . C . Y
WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO APPLY BIBLE VERSES AND PROMISES TO TAKE PLACE HERE AND NOW IN YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO JESUS’ OWN WORDS “IT IS FINISHED”? . OPEN YOUR BIBLE – FOR EXAMPLE – TO EPHESIANS 1:1 AND START READING. REMEMBER, GOD’S PART IS DONE. WE WANT TO ACCESS HIS FINISHED WORK. AFTER ALL, HE’S LIVING ON THE INSIDE OF US, RIGHT? WHEN DID YOU WANT TO RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS? A WEEK FROM NEXT MONDAY? THEN CLOSE YOUR BIBLE AND WAIT TILL THEN !! [SORRY, I DIGRESSED.] BACK TO EPHESIANS – DOWN TO 17:
Ephesians 1:17-23 KJV
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places ,  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. ALL THAT POWER AND STRENGTH AND WISDOM AND LOVE IS MINE N-O-W LIVING ON THE INSIDE OF ME. MY POWER FAR EXCEEDS ALL PRINCIPALITIES AND RULERS OF DARKNESS. I AM HEALED RIGHT NOW. GOD IS THERE INSTEAD OF THE (YOU NAME IT – IT’S GONE !! . GET UP, SHAKE OFF THE HYPNOTIC HOLD THAT HELL HAD OVER YOU. IT’S GONE. KEEP READING. KEEP APPLYING. NOT FOR SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE – EVEN TEN MINUTES FROM NOW. GOD’S BLESSINGS ARE NOT ON THEIR WAY – THEY’RE HERE NOW WITHIN YOU !!!! . DON’T GO BACK TO THE LIE. DON’T TALK ABOUT WHAT THE DEVIL HAS BEEN SHOWING YOU – HIS SHOWING DAYS ARE OVER !!!!
CONTINUING READING PAUL’S WORDS, I HAVE TO CHOKE BACK TEARS OF THANKFULNESS FOR HIS EXAMPLE OF BEING COMPLETELY GIVEN OVER TO GOD (AS I YEARN TO BE):
Ephesians 3:7-14, 18-19 KJV
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.  Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.  Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
HE DIDN’T THINK, MEDITATE, TALK OR DISPLAY HIS OWN BODY: HIS FOCUS WAS SINGLE. THE LORD WAS HIS LOVE AND HIS LIFE. HE GAVE NO THOUGHT TO ALL THE GARBAGE THE SO-CALLED “DEVIL” WANTED TO HIT HIM WITH AT EVERY TURN. PAUL WAS A COMPLETELY CHANGED PERSON AFTER HIS CONVERSION. IMAGINE YOUR OWN LIFE, COMPLETELY GIVEN OVER TO HIM LIVING THROUGH . . . . . YOU !!
You say you hate religion? Really? Me too. I’ll bet I hate religion more than you hate religion. It’s a killer! It kills all genuine spontaneity, affection, naturalness, loving, caring, healing.
So, what am I talking about then when I mention Jesus? Absolutely NOT RELIGION !! I’m talking about an intimate and powerful relationship with one’s Creator, the Healer of the universe! A contact that binds every wound, mends every broken heart and heals every bodily ailment with its infallible love.
So, yes you’ll want to get to know Jesus – but don’t you dare touch those old volumes of tired religious junk!! “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven” – of God, not rules and regulations.
Have you never heard of asking for healing WITHOUT any kind of formal prayer, without going to church, without doctors and without medicine? Keep reading, baby, we’re getting there!
WHAT IF EVERYTHING
……. THAT YOU MUST DO
………….. THAT I . M.U.S.T . DO
………………… THAT EVERYONE MUST DO
WERE ALREADY DONE ?
… [E]verything Jesus required (and that God the Father required) of all mankind—whether it be “being born again,” “ be ye holy, ” “obeying the Lord,” “you must believe”—all these and ALL requirements were ALL fulfilled by the One Man for the whole human race forever. With that settled and us understanding exactly what Jesus said to Nicodemus, we see that it is an absolute requirement for existing in the kingdom of God. Paul’s use of the terms “being in the kingdom” or Jesus ’“the kingdom of God being within” seems to be interchangeable.
The gospel according to Mike
~ Mike Williams
I don’t think communing with God needs to be about dreams and visions or any kind of eeriness at all. When my mind is all abuzz with titillating quasi-thoughts, I remember the nature of God and become calm and serene: then I’m in a position to listen. When I hear him talking to me more and more intimately, I realize that’s Jesus.
“EMERGENCY MODE”: IS YOUR BACK AGAINST THE WALL?
Emergency Mode has a very unusual ring for me: it means to regroup and refocus, putting absolutely everything on track for God. That’s when God is able to answer your most urgent prayer(s).
I wish nothing for you – for your whole life – but great success, excellent health, wonderful friends, etc. I honestly do. But probably if you have all these things you won’t want to continue reading. On the other hand, if you need help, if you Really NEED help, you’re much more likely to open the receptors within that will ALLOW for the possibility that God is alive and well and living right there on the inside of you! How exciting is that!
The unfortunate answer is that it’s usually not exciting at all until prompted by a dire predicament. So, let’s take a moment to thank God for this call on our lives and find out what He really has in store.
When your back is to the wall you are potentially in a very GOOD place and you merely need to cash in on your position. Tell God you’ve had it up to -here- with fiddling around (I’m being polite) with the devil [NEGATIVE, PUNISHING, TREACHEROUS AND DECEPTIVE -T-H-O-U-G-H-T-S- THAT SEEK TO DESTROY]
What is there that you wouldn’t do for Jesus?
What is there that you wouldn’t endure for Jesus?
What is there that you wouldn’t give up for Jesus?
What hardship would you not tolerate for Jesus?
What insults would you not forgive for Jesus?
If you’re not feeling transported into the realm of pure spiritual bliss, perhaps it’s because you’re tenaciously holding onto something from below 🙂
Have you been playing the role of judge, jury and executioner lately? If so, do you have any plan of discontinuing any time soon? Are you really sure you’ve understood the intent and purpose of your target? And where does God’s agape love fit into the picture?
THE HUNGER IS INTENSIFYING
Every day, more and more believers are desiring to be directly involved with the Lord of the harvest. Every testimony we post of the miracles and healing taking place, brings more and more hungry ones. You are right to be hungry. Jesus will pass multitudes and ambivalent ones just to get to you. He needs you to help him with the greatest harvest imaginable. Stay hungry my friends! You will be very effective as you covet to be useful and gifted. But know that you must apply yourself even if you don’t know how, sometimes thats when the greatest miracles take place. The desperately hungry just out trying what they think they should be doing, like offering to bring healing to the sick. I applaud the hungry!!!!
Inside a government hospital in Hua Hin Thailand with Debbie Kris Tommy Serena Felicity Braid Motana N Keith and several other friends. Those roses made it very easy to pray for people. 40 Bhudists were born again and many miracles took place as the Spirit of the Lord changed the atmosphere in the hospital