THE GIFT OF SONSHIP: REVEALING GOD'S FATHERHOOD AND RESTORATION OF FATHER'S BLESSINGS
June 17th 2023
The absence of a father is the single most important cause of crime (marripedia.com). From the same article, according to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, children without a father are more than twice as likely to be arrested for a juvenile crime and are three times more likely to go to jail by the time they reach age 30 than are children raised in intact families. Moreover, fatherless children are two times more likely to drop out of school, two times more likely to commit suicide, high risk for teen pregnancy, and are likely to develop behavioral problems (Wise, 2023). Along with the increased probability of family poverty and heightened risk of delinquency, a father's absence is associated with a host of other social problems (marripedia.com). Therefore, fatherhood, (as important as motherhood), is a key to raising a law-abiding and prosperous citizenry and generation. What a blessing it is to have a father.
Unfortunately, we live in a fatherless generation, a lack of father proliferated culture. According to the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau Report, 18.4 million children live in a fatherless household. But in 2023, an estimated 24.7 million children under the age of 18 live without their fathers, and about 7 million biological dads are absentee dads to all their minor children (Wise, 2023). What happened to the men of our generation? Where
are the fathers? Divorce is said to be the number one cause of absentee fathers, although there are many fathers who remain responsible after divorce, it seems that the majority are not. No wonder, our society is in decline. Both fatherhood and motherhood are in crisis in our culture today. The statistics on absentee fathers are astonishing, long-winded, problematic, and deeply concerning. Meanwhile, mockery of masculinity, and distortion of manhood continues to plague our culture, rendering the image of man insensitive, oppressive, toxic, reckless, abusive, and so on; totally far from and opposite image they once had and enjoyed. Where are the protectors, providers, the backbones, and heroes of family? They are still here; they just need to arise and reclaim their abandoned post.
The good news is that God promised that in the end times, “ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction” (Malachi 4:6 AMP). But before this
promise is fulfilled. God has made a way for His Son Jesus Christ to enter the world through human form, so that the sons and daughters of man can become the sons and daughters of the Almighty God. “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Our adoption into the kingdom of God courtesy of the blood, life, death on the cross, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; His teachings, His commandments and His inheritance are made available and known to us for the core purpose of one thing, knowing God, our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father in heaven. “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). Jesus did not only come to offer salvation of soul to all humanity but also restoration of our relationship with our heavenly Father. He introduced the heavenly fatherhood of God to a desperate and dying earthly fatherless life of man.
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, took on a human form so that He can model what is like to be a Son of God and a son of man on earth. The Bible called Him the second Adam since the first one fell miserably in disobedience, the second Adam made everything right and restored the image that God created man to be. “And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. (1 Corinthians 15:45-49)
Restoration of God’s image in a man is the essence of sonship. Jesus has made this available and achievable for every human being. A man couldn’t be a good father without first being a good son, but not only a son of man but more so as a son of God. A man that is crafted in the heavenly image of God and commanded to take dominion over the earthly realm. Where did our fathers, the men of our generation fall short on? The same shortcoming every human being falls and suffers from; we all fall short of the glory of God. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin causes us to fall short of that glory, that image that we ought to bear and reflect on earth as our Heavenly Father created us and intended us to have. Sin causes deformity and distortion of that image, and it separates us from the will and plan of God for our lives, and His plan for humanity as a whole.
God made men, wonderfully and fearfully as well, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14). Women do not have a monopoly on this verse. In fact, man, represented by Adam was created by God wonderfully and fearfully first before Eve. There was never an issue of equality here, just a manner of order. That’s why man is a symbol of order. It’s no wonder our society is out of order when men, fathers, abandon their first post
Manhood is not about masculinity, but has everything to do with bearing the image of His own Creator and fulfilling His God-given authority and dominion on earth, bringing order in the kingdom. Jesus Christ who bears the exact image, character, and nature of our Heavenly Father, lived His life, gave it up, and took it back again to demonstrate the power and the authority that was given to Him by the Father. We too can bear that image, power, and authority when we chose to live like Jesus. “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” (Romans 8:11)
Jesus modeled what manhood and sonship is all about. Our men in this generation can simply take up that mantle that Jesus made available and possible. When manhood is restored, fatherhood will return to our broken society. This is the gift of sonship, and a revelation of the fatherhood of God, and a restoration of the Father’s blessings over His sons and daughters.
Father’s blessings to all our fathers. Happy Father’s Day!
Wise, Jason (2023 March 25). Fatherless Homes Statistics 2023: Risks & Repercussions - EarthWeb
THE MOTHERHOOD OF GOD
May 9TH 2023
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15)
They said the purest love of all is one that of the mother to her child, born or unborn. That
special bond that started between the mother and her unborn baby is said to be one that is
indescribably deep, strong, lasting, and unbreakable. Or is it? Growing up, I had no reason to doubt it because almost ten years since my mother passed away, her love for me still reverberates in me every day. And my love for her has never faded despite her absence, and I don’t think it will ever fade away. It’s a love that is captured in our eternal memory forever. Obviously, that love is beyond earthly existence. Yet we know that it’s not always the case, and not always true for everyone.
Around 73 million induced abortions take place every year worldwide, that’s 61% of unintended pregnancies and 29% of all pregnancies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In the USA alone, there have been over 63 million abortions since Roe v. Wade was brought into law in 1973. The World Counts statistics show there are over 140 million births per year, this means that if there are 73 million abortions per year, the rate of abortion (52%) is more than half of the rate of birth yearly. Global birth rates have been constantly going down since 1950 according to the same source. More than one in every two children being birthed are terminated each year, that’s staggering and horrifying. The highest-ranking reason why women decide to abort their babies is that they were “not ready”. Hmmm, I wonder how many things we’re not ready for, yet we still do it, risking everything we got, our reputation, our energy, money, and sometimes our very lives too. But I guess being blessed with a life to nurture, care, and love for is not one that is worth taking risks for others? Yet woman is called to be a life-giver. The first woman, our ancestor, Eve, named by Adam, her name means “the mother of all living”. Her name suggests that the destiny of womanhood is to mother the living, to be a life-giver. Motherhood is not just a function, it’s a holy calling, it comes with higher purpose and destiny.
However, motherhood is no longer the most sought-after and sacred event of womanhood in our culture today as it was in previous generations. The enemy has managed to destroy the meaning of both womanhood and motherhood in our modern culture. Thousands of years before we existed, God knew this horrific humanity crisis will befall us. No wonder, He uttered those prophetic and warning words to prophet Isaiah about womanhood and motherhood. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15). It’s chilling yet hope-filled because God is the God of truth and the God of hope. Certainly, these words are being fulfilled in our midst. His promise in this scripture is for every child and every soul that will ever exist and even those who were not permitted to exist by the very person who should have loved them the most. He promised that if our mothers forget to love us, He will never forget us.
Motherhood is not the purest of love after all, it’s the love of God that is. “Neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39). He loved us in this way, “God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.” The motherly love of God the Father is one that is not taking but always giving life. It is irrevocable, unconditional, unbreakable, timeless, and eternal. It’s beyond maternal and fraternal love we can ever experience here on earth.
Nevertheless, many mothers to this day have upheld their love and commitment to their family and continue to do so. To those, God also promised to be honored. “Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” (Ephesians 6:2). The blessing of motherhood is demonstrated and manifested in the pregnancy of Mary, as she obeyed the Lord saying, “be it done to me according to Thy word.” (Luke 1:38). The Holy Spirit overshadowed her, and she was anointed and conceived with the most amazing gift of all. Because she accepted the gift she was given, God protected her and honored her by allowing her to be the mother of our Savior Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has changed and saved the whole world and who has given those who believe in Him, life, and life more abundantly, and life eternally. Every child is a gift from God, with each gift is a purpose and a destiny. That is why honoring our mother and father also has an attached promise of long and abundant life.
To all women, who are in the valley of decision to whether keep or abort their babies, remember that God also promised that He will be with us in times of trouble. You are not alone, if He blesses you with a gift of life, it’s because you are capable of carrying and nurturing that gift to fruition. “No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].” (1Corithians 10:13 AMP). He also said, “ Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10). And another promise He said, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” The key is to seek and trust in Him, and you will never be abandoned nor forsaken.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, honor will be given to whom honor is due. To all mothers who unceasingly care and love, your commitment as mothers will never be left unnoticed, even if you think and feel that your children do not recognize or appreciate you. God has reserved an amazing promise that when kept and obeyed, it will last for many generations.
This motherly honor brings generational blessings to you, your children, and children’s children. Let us all learn and bask from the motherly love of God. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! And to our Heavenly Father God, who mothers and fathers all who are motherless and fatherless in all generations, through Christ our Lord and the Holy Spirit, to You be all glory and honor and praise and thanksgiving. Amen!
Abortion Statistics - Worldometer (worldometers.info)
Number of births per year (theworldcounts.com)
Stop Eating from the Wrong Tree
April 16th 2022
Thousands of generations after Adam and Eve, mankind is still eating from the wrong tree. No wonder man continues to die physically and spiritually.
“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:16). Even though Adam and Eve died as God said they would when they ate of the wrong tree; that garden continues to exist today, now in a different form, we now call it “the world” or more specifically “our world”. And each of us has our own garden, our own world. Both trees in the garden, the Tree of Life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil also continue to exist today, also in different forms. And the decision that Adam and Eve had to make in choosing between these trees, is also available to us to this day. Like Adam and Eve, God gives us an opportunity to either hear and obey His commandments, to choose the right path and eat off of the right tree. Each choice we make every day will either bring us either to our death just like Adam and Ever or to a life more abundantly and supernaturally just like how Jesus lived.
In our modern world, there’s no more obvious representation of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil than the “internet”. Oh yes, it is a humongous tree of knowledge. Like any other tree, when well fed and loved, it continues to grow, mature and becomes fruitful. It got so big that they had to come up with new mathematical calculations and terminology each time to describe its bigness. Its tracking to compete with the speed of light, and with data as expected back in 2020 at 44 Zettabytes (this term didn’t even exist in my school days). A zettabyte is about one million TB (Terabytes), a 3TB is about 36 million years of HD video. Can you even imagine 36 million years? It’s beyond imagination. That’s a massive amount of knowledge. I wonder how much of it is good and how much of it is evil? Consequently, as this tree matures, so as the fruits that it produces, the good and the evil.
I guess mankind has not learned much after thousands of years, since we continue to eat fruits from the wrong tree. By January 2021, 4.66 billion people have connected to the internet. That’s more than half of the world population who have picked up its fruits and got a taste.
“The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful, and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.” (Genesis 3:6) NLT.
The same temptation of pleasure haunts every person that looks at this tree (internet) every single time. Its fruits became more pleasing to the eyes and good for wisdom, they continue to lure us every day, at times we can’t help but share it, not only to our spouses but also to our children and everyone around us. Of course, they too, will consume it’s good and its evil. Food supply may someday become scarce, but the fruit of this tree seems unstoppable. There’s no limit to its reach, in few short years, every human being in the planet will have a taste of its fruit, one way or another.
The Tree of Life as in the beginning still exists today, it remained the same. Unlike the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that will eventually be cut off and thrown into the fire; the tree of life will remain forever. It symbolizes “the Word of God”, which encompasses the life, the plan, the promises, and the will of God for mankind. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:25).
The Tree of Life is so filled and full of life that it has taken even a highest form on earth, yes more than we can hope and imagine. It has taken a form of life itself, a person. But not just a person, a supernatural person, a superhero, a superhuman being. The One that even the world has rejected, scorned, and murdered over two thousand years ago, continues to live, continues to love, and continues to save. His name is JESUS Christ. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5). No wonder why this is God’s choice of tree.
“And the Word (Christ) became flesh and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception)” (John 1:4, AMP). Yet, man continues to reject, scorn, defame, and dishonor Him. Why would God bother to save stubborn creatures like us?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, NIV)
The Tree of Life as promised and offered to Adam and Eve from the beginning, continued to be offered and promised today by the same God who created the whole universe and all that is in it. The offer still stands. Would you now eat of the right tree, the Tree of Life? Or will you continue to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? It may be pleasurable to your taste, may make your life filled with good, but remember that evil also comes with it.
The choice was never between good and evil because both came from the same tree. It’s always been between life and death. It’s a choice between the Tree of Life or the tree of death aka tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Yes, the battle is a matter of life and death, not just a choice of preference. Which fruit will you have? Rather, would you choose life or death today?
Would you obey God’s Word this time? Or will you continue to fail to hear His voice and listen to the deceiver, the devil, Satan, the enemy of our soul, the accuser of the brethren. He continues to use the same trick thousands of years after because it works. He uses the same temptation, the same deception generations after generations. But now that we know his ploy, would we still be deceived? Would you seek God (prayer) and His Word, (Bible) whenever you need knowledge, direction, wisdom for your life or rather Google it away?
The fruits of the Tree of Life are waiting for us to taste them. “But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23, AMP).
HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!
At the cross, Jesus died for the sins of the world, and that’s including our sinful thoughts, sinful words, sinful ways and deeds. When He resurrected, we are given a new life in Him. So that we can have new thoughts, new deeds, new ways and new life in Him. Let’s celebrate this day by eating the true Bread of Life (Word of God) and drinking the fruit of the vine (Holy Spirt). He is alive! And will live forever, so that in Him we can have life, and have life more abundantly.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26, NIV).
The Enemy Within
(America Wrestles with God, pt. 2)
November 15th 2020
The fate of our nation is weighing in the balance right now. The reason is not solely because of the uncertainties in the official result of the 2020 elections, although it’s a clear display of a nation in great divide. The real struggle is that America is going through a deep identity crisis as a nation.
What divides America is not the battle around her but the battle that rages within her. The biggest threat is not the external evil forces surrounding her but the internal evil forces who managed to penetrate and operate from within. Most of the time we are quick to blame and point at the devil for sowing chaos and deception. But sometimes the devil doesn't even need to do that, because there are enough demons on the inside that can do the job (Matthew 12:45). The enemy within is far more dangerous than the enemy around you. You do not have to look far but search within you to find areas that can destroy you. This of course can be applicable to our personal and individual life.
America, like Israel, was founded on the principles and inspirations of its
covenant with God (Genesis 12:13). But just like Israel, America has strayed away from God and prostituted herself with her many idols. But time and again, God's grace and mercy are always upon those whose covenant has brought remembrance to the Lord when His people began to cry out in repentance. God has heard the repentant cry of America, even only from its remnant. God is merciful to extend His grace and restore His covenant with her.
Like the story of Jacob at Jabbok where he wrestled with God for his blessings (Genesis 32:22-32), America is faced with the same opportunity in this season. An invitation to a real fight, unlike the wrestle mania Americans are accustomed to entertain herself with, the fake punches, and the phony throw downs or wild smashing of chairs that have no real power to destroy or overcome the opponent. In this flight, America is not the audience that is watching and mocking. Instead, she is being watched and being mocked. The fight is no longer product of her imagination. This one is real; this one is dangerous and this one has a lasting consequence for generations to come.
The same way Jacob had to meet and wrestle with man (himself) and with God at Jabbok; God is inviting America to have a serious Jabbok encounter with Him. Jabbok is not just a simple name of a fighting arena for Jacob, but I believe it is the key to unlock the mystery of this fight. It holds a significant symbolical meaning in the wrestling story. JABBOK (Heb. יַבֹּק), tributary of the Jordan from the east, the first river south of the Yarmuk. The Hebrew name is derived either from the root meaning "to empty itself" or "to pour out".
America needs to be in a place of pouring out and emptying herself before the Lord like Jacob did. America needs to encamp at her Jabbok for a season. Jabbok is a place of surrender and resilience at the same time. What does America need to pour out, and empty herself of? What is she willing to surrender to have an encounter with the living God?
Certainly, we need to empty ourselves of pride, arrogance, idolatry, hatred, violence (sacrifice of innocent lives in the altar of abortion). All of which causes self-destruction, and breeding places for demons to operate within (Ezekiel 18:31). The stark political and cultural contrast in our nation is just a reflection of a torn heart and a troubled soul of our nation.
The good news is God has made a way for America to arrive at its own Jabbok. We can pour out our repentance over the Lord just like Jacob did. Hold on to God, until we are forgiven. God not only released His blessings over Jacob at the end of his struggle, God also released him from his old self, beat every demon off of him. as a result of his overcoming spirit, at daybreak God gave Jacob a new name and redeemed his identity. God also marked him by permanently changing his walk through the injury he sustained in his hips. For Jacob, it’s all worth losing a limb to gain a life of fulfillment and prosperity.
Jacob demonstrated resilience and endurance until the end. He refused to give up. He has an unwavering faith that if he gives all that he has on this fight he will prevail, and so he did. He knew that if he has to fulfill the promises that has been spoken over his life,, he must have God's approval and blessings, even if takes all night long of wrestling. It paid off in a big way. God's promises of blessings and prosperity over his life and his descendants was released to him. At the end of labor pains, he gave birthed to a nation of promise, Israel was born. (Psalm 30).
America can share the same fate as Jacob if we are so willing and hungry for our inheritance with God. A restored covenant and a promising future await America at daybreak.
We must fight on, continue to wrestle through this dark hour. Pour out our true repentance; wrestle out and let go of every demon within us that is consuming and eating this nation alive. Hang on to God and our faith; grab a hold of God’s agenda and will for our nation. God will release His approval and His blessings as we overcome and prevail in this ultimate battle for America’s destiny and inheritance.
“For you need to have endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10:36)
The Ultimate Wrestling Match for America
November 11th 2020
America’s ultimate wrestling match is not between President Donald Trump and Former VP Joe Biden in the Presidential Elections as it still plays out today. As they fight over and represent two opposing sides of culture, aspirations, and visions for America’s future; this political wrestle mania is like nothing we have seen before, seems to camouflage the real fight that is going on in this nation.
The greatest battle America faces today is not between two political systems. The true fight is in a deeper and greater measure, the spiritual battle over America.
America is facing the most crucial battle of its life and destiny as a nation, wrestling with God through the night hours for its spiritual inheritance and destiny. America indeed has arrived in its own Jabbok, having a wrestling match with God as Jacob did in Genesis 32:22-32.
God has given this nation a chance of a lifetime, an ultimate fight of faith, to defend its destiny and inheritance as a nation. The result of this fight will determine whether it can reclaim its God-given purpose and God-given glory. Is America willing to fight all night long into the daybreak for its blessing? Will it wrestle with God and overcome?
The story of Jacob in Jabbok is an illustration of America’s ultimate fight for this hour. Jacob’s wrestling match with God and its outcome gives us a parallel perspective of what‘s at stake in America’s ultimate wrestling fight for freedom, destiny and inheritance with God. Will America prevail? Will it overcome?
The true battle and struggle is how much and how bad you’d like to win this fight. Jacob did not let go of God until he received his blessings. Will America let go of God? Or will it hang on until God releases its blessings?
We need to search our hearts as Americans, are we even part of the fight?
"Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19)
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 thunderings, 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!