August 25th 2020
Joshua 5:2-9 (KJV)
“At the time the lord said unto Joshua, make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.”
V9. And the Lord said unto Joshua, this day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
I believe we are in a “Gilgal” moment. The first time Israel saw the promise land, instead of faith, fear of the giants prevented them from entering in.
The consequences for that…. they ended up walking around in circles for another 40 years in the wilderness.
In Hebrew, Gilgal means - A circle of stones, A Wheel, A Rolling away.
God wants to break the cycle of going around in circles, and in order to do that He must deal with our flesh.
God must circumcise our flesh; surgery must be done! Flesh refers to our sinfulness and our disobedience.
Sometimes we think we are ready for our promise until we see the giants.
Giants have a way of exposing our sins and measuring out our faith.
At the present moment we are facing a giant called Covid-19. And it’s bringing to light hidden sins and it’s testing our faith.
The adversary of our faith, place Giants in the way to keep us out of our inheritance.
The key to taking out the Giants is allowing God to perform divine surgery. Let God circumcise our flesh.
Israel could not enter the first time because their flesh got in the way. Giants are never the problem, it’s a lack of faith in the Word of God.
Now they are facing the giants a second time. And this time God is very serious about dealing with our sinfulness and disobedience.
We are at a “Gilgal” moment. God will not allow the church to enter the promise land in the flesh, unless, we let God deal with our hidden issues and idols.
Israel was on the move, then suddenly everything came to a dead stop. When covid-19 came everything shut down. We couldn’t go backwards nor could we go forward.
At this point God has no desire for us to return back to the old ways of doing things nor does He want us to move forward until a deeper work is accomplished in our hearts.
This is a divine “Gilgal” moment and we must allow God to perform divine surgery removing unwanted issues like, pride, jealousy, envy, competition, selfishness, and many other sins we made a sanctuary for.
We cannot go back, nor we can move forward until we repent and ask God to purify us with His Holy fire.
Are you ready to surrender your all at Gilgal? This is where we lay down our flesh, our agenda, our pride, and take up our cross and follow Jesus!
It’s time to die to self, slay the Giants, and enter the Promise land.
August 24, 2020
A few weeks ago, this Word came to me while praying, “the next several months will be turbulent with many twists and turns.”
The word turbulent is characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm. (dictionary)
We have entered turbulent times since Covid-19. Conflicts, disorder, and confusion have hit us all in a big way.
I feel that turbulence will become much greater if we do not pray. The picture that I received from the Lord was that of an airplane.
Many of us who have flown will understand what I mean. Sometimes airplanes go through turbulence resulting in change in the atmosphere.
Cntraveler.com – article titled, “What Causes Turbulence? 11 things your need to know”
According to the article, “turbulence is caused by a number of factors: think upward and downward currents from thunderclouds, thermal currents, or clear air turbulence from rapidly changing wind speed or direction.”
The article goes on to say, Pilots know when turbulence will occur. This gives them time to warn passengers ahead of time by turning the seatbelt sign on.
We have a spiritual Pilot whose name is Jesus Christ. He is the senior captain of the flight. I sense the captain saying, “the flight is going to get a little bumpy.” (the seatbelt sign is on)
Whenever I experience turbulence, the first thing I do is pray. God is asking us all to pray. Darkness needs to be exposed and the strategy of the enemy overthrown in our country as well as in our church.
Be sensitive on how God would like you to pray. Then obey God and stand in the gap. Many souls are being weighed in the balance.
During flights, unexpected turbulence does occur. Science calls this, clear air turbulence. It occurs when weather seems perfect; it’s the most dangerous kind. It suddenly happens without warning. So, keep your seatbelt fastened. Things can happen without warning.
The Good News is this, the plane will not fall out of the sky due to turbulence. We have a destination to reach, we are crossing over into our destiny.
Don’t be discouraged. Perhaps you have suffered prophetic disappointments in the past. God is doing a much deeper work in all of us. God is doing something much greater than we originally thought.
The flight might be a little bumpier, but we have the best Captain flying us over the sea of trouble.
John 16:33 (KJV) “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Please take the time to seek God with all your heart, God is preparing us for His GLORY!"
God is not finished with our country, the church, and He is definitely not finished with you and me! If we stay in faith, pray, and obey, the best years are ahead of us.
Get ready, it’s Harvest time! Amen!
August 22, 2020
Exodus 20:18-20 KJV
18 “And all the people saw the thundering’s, and the lightnings, and the noise of the Trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not” for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not."
The Word of God came to me recently before the thunder and lightning passed through this past Sunday.
I heard the words, “my Glory will come like rolling Thunder and Lightning.”
As I woke up to the sound of rolling thunder and lightning this past Sunday, I sensed God saying this is the sign of my Glory coming.
The Glory of the Lord has to do with the “Fear of God;” fear, reverence, and the awe of God returning to the Body of Christ.
In verse 18, we see thunder, lightnings and smoke on the mountain with fire.
This is what we are experiencing right now in our city of Tracy and the State of California. California is on fire; we are currently surrounded by fire.
There’s been emergency evacuations for those who live close to the fires.
The Glory of God is coming to accomplish a deeper work, the fires of purification. It will begin with the fear and awe of God.
I’m afraid we have lost the fear of God and have not given Him true honor, power and glory.
Throughout the Bible, especially in the book of Revelation, thunder and lightning is the language of God.
Thunder reflects the power of his voice; lightning the path of His power to accomplish His will.
Can you hear the sound of the Trumpet; thunder and lightning?
The Trumpet, heavens alarm clock.
Thunder, the weight of His voice.
Lightning, the fire of purification.
The FIRE of God is here, are you ready?
Acts 2:19 NIV
“I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke."
Pray that the fires do not pass over the boundaries of our cities and communities.
Pray for the safety of the people of our state. Pray the air quality will change for the good.
Pray for our cities where bloodshed, fires, and smoke are taking place.
Pray for the election that God’s will be done.
And most importantly, return to the fear of the Lord for God is coming with His GLORY! AMEN!