Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Portrait of God in Your Life

Your Life is called to make history- His Story. You weren't created for mediocrity, for nothingness.  You were created with a purpose and a passion that comes from God.  You are a gift to the peoples of this earth.  A gift from a loving Father, who is a creator- an artiste of unlimited magnitude.  Your life is His expression.  Not necessarily everything that has happened to you, for this fallen world would seek to mar the beauty and turn off the music and put out the light.  But they cannot.  It lives inside of you.  So don't let disappointments, or fears or your self made limitations hold you back.  Throw yourself into the arms of the your loving Father, who wants you to discover all that He has created you to be.  Give yourself over to Him completely. Fall so in love with Jesus and Father God and Holy Spirit...that nothing is too hard, nothing is too small, nothing is too big or high to attain, for HE is bigger and stronger and His Love is more powerful.  It will pick you up, it will thrust you forth and it will keep you and it will lead you an it will compel you. But it is the most wonderful love that you cannot live with out. You cannot be whole with out this love of His.  It is time to discover His Love for you, or rediscover it. all over again.  Be refreshed, Be revived. Be loved this day as never before.  And let Him become your everything.... because YOU mean everything to HIM.

Acts 20:24 (New Living Translation)

New Living Translation (NLT)
24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

Is this your song? if not, will you make it your song? What is our life worth if we are not following Christ, if we are not laying down our lives moment by moment. If we are not BEING Christ to others, bringing His Presence, His Passion for souls and touching lives and allowing HIM to touch thru you and transform lives... Oh Lord-Pick me up like a paint brush and Paint YOUR Picture...






“Paint Your Picture / The Paintbrush” by Julie Meyer

Pick me up like a paint brush
God, dip it in the colors of my life
Paint Your picture
Father, fashion a heart that is wholly Yours
Take Your fingers, God,
Master potter come mold the clay
Tell your story as You mold me
Fashion a heart that is wholly Yours
And write Your name, write Your name in the clay
And sign Your name, sign Your name on the picture
And write Your name, write Your name in the clay
And sign Your name, sign Your name on the picture
Pick me up like a paintbrush
God, dip it in the colors of my life
And paint Your picture
Father, fashion a heart that is wholly Yours
Take Your fingers, God,
Master Potter, come mold the clay
Tell Your story as You mold me
Fashion a heart that is wholly Yours
And write Your name, write Your name in the clay
And sign Your name, sign Your name on the picture
And write Your name, write Your name in the clay
And sign Your name, sign Your name on the picture
Take all I am
Take all I am
I am Yours
Forever, Forever
Take all I am
Take all I am
And I am Yours
Forever
And ever
Take all I am
Take all I am
For I am Yours
Forever, and ever
Take all I am
Take all I am
For I am Yours
Forever
So, come write Your name, write Your name in the clay
Come sign Your name, sign Your name, on the picture
Come write Your name, write Your name in the clay
Come sign Your name, sign Your name on the picture

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Are You Part of "The First Fruits" Company?

"There is always a people in every move of God that are a "first fruits company.  But you've got to be hungry enough for that.  You have to be desperate!  The good kind of desperate in God." Dr. (Apostle) Mark Kauffman of Jubilee Ministries Int'l

My spiritual Dad, Pastor Rusty Bowles has also said similiar to me:  "God always has a Remnant." 

Those that are of the "First Fruits company" are strategically placed and strategically"wired" if you will, that they must cross over and taste the grapes and bring back the evidence to those living in the wilderness, that "there IS more" than what they have experienced and more than where they are right now.

Are YOU desperate for more?  I know I am!  Will YOU be one of those that will cross over and taste the  fruit and then lead your comrades into that promised land-which is their inheritance?  Now remember our true inheritance is not found in brick and mortar, or tangible, physical things!  This inheritance is a place in God that will bring all those other things into view and possession.  But our true inheritance is only found in a deep, continuing relationship with Christ. Out of that flows all else.  Seek ye first the kingdom of God...

Will you be a pioneer?  Will you not be satisfied to stay where you are, but instead GO and face "your wilderness" and conquer it and help others to conquer theirs?  There is no roadway in the wilderness-at least not the kind made by man.  
But there IS a roadway through the wilderness that is mapped out and planned by God!  It is written on your heart-deep in your Spirit Man.  It is a pathway of Holiness and it is beckoning to you!  

Holiness means being set apart, consecrated-living by a different standard than that of the world.  The world says, "get there first and get all you can for yourself.  Push, knock and shove aside others if you have to-just get there!"

But the Spirit says, "Go before and open the door.  Knock, shove and push out of the way all that would hinder those who will follow and come behind you."

The first is all about self, the second is all about others. But the neat thing about the second way is that you get the spoils AND you get to share them too!  Seeing others enjoying God and receiving their inheritance is so much more fun than just getting there first and getting something for yourself and hoarding it.  Father's heart is all about giving and sharing!  For God so loved... that He gave... And He keeps on giving!

In 2014 will your life be a testimony of "living to give"?  I challenge you, let's press into God together! Let's demonstrate God every where we go and by doing so we're carving a roadway in the wilderness of this world that will lead/show others to His Goodness, Grace and Glory.

Calling all pioneers. It's time to mount up with wings as Eagles. Time to spy out the land. Time to press and possess. It is time for breakthrough! Don't halt and don't hold back.  Press through, cross over... We're blazing a pathway of Glory, a pathway of Love, a pathway of Integrity and Righteousness.  We're tearing down strongholds and removing barriers.  We're preparing the way of the Lord, till all shall come to the saving knowledge that Jesus is Lord!

The Spirit is calling!  Can you hear Him?  "First Fruits Company- FORWARD-HO!"

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Welcome to the Year of New!

Don't waste the "new." Enjoy it, run with it, maximize it!  There's Changes and rearranges coming your way.  Know that you are not "the same old you" carried over into this new year.  God is at work, changing, rearranging, still working on you! You are going from faith to faith, strength to strength and Glory to Glory! Embrace the New You for the New Year of New Mercies and Blessings that GOD has planned for YOU!  Hallelujah.

 Isa 43:19 (AMP)  Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
 Psalm 96:1  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

Song of Solomon 7:13  The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. 

Lamentations 3:22-23  It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Ezekial 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 

Joel 3:18  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim. 

St. John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

 2Cor 3:6  (AMP)  [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive. [Jeremiah 31:31]
2Co 5:17 (AMP)  Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Heb 10:19  Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20  By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh,
Heb 10:21  And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest [Who rules] over the house of God,
Heb 10:22  Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.
Heb 10:23  So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.
Heb 10:24  And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,
Heb 10:25  Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching. 


 

IT'S A NEW SEASON  by Israel Houghton

Chorus:
It's a new season, it's a new day.
A fresh anointing is flowing my way.
It's a season of power and prosperity.
It's a new season coming to me.

Verse 1:
The devil's time is up no longer can he bother me,
‘cause the Creator of the universe He fathers me,
and it's transferable my children's children shall be free;
it's a new season (it's a new season).

If you don't know by now, you need to know it's jubilee,
where debts are cancel and your children walk in victory.
It's so available to you right now just taste and see,
it's a new season (it's a new season).

Verse 2:
The new millennium presents a new horizon,
and no greater time for us to make a choice and take a stand.
All that we need, is resting in His hands;
it's a new season (it's a new season).

All that was stolen is returned to you a hundredfold,
Tried in the fire but you're coming out gold.
Cling to His hand,
yes, to every promise take a hold;
it's a new season (it's a new season)

Ending:
It's a new season coming to me.