Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How to Receive A Word Given

The Word of God instructs us to believe God's Prophets and we will prosper.

However, there are things that we must do on our part. First we must pray and ask the Lord to make our hearts fertile soil. Next pray for revelation and understanding of the Word. Not every Prophet is your prophet, and not every Word is meant for you.

But Apostle Bobbie Jean Merck made this statement: If you can believe it for your self, you can receive it, even if it was meant for somebody else! Discern the Word given by the Spirit of God. In other words you must check your preconceived notions and traditions of man in order to receive from God. All Words must line up with scripture. But just because it doesn't say it verbatim, does not mean the Word is unscriptural. Example is the word "Rapture" which is not in the Bible, but the word "Catching Away" is. An example of someone receiving something that was not specifically for them is the Greek, who was a Syrophenician woman with a sick child. (Mark 7: 26-30) Jesus told her plainly he had only come to Israel at that point. But she persisted and kept believing and her son was healed.

If you look for a "quick fix" or a "formula " to work, no Word of God is going to work for you. And then you are going to be mad at the Prophet who gave it. But if you do your part- make sure you are obedient to the written Word, have no hidden sin in your heart or life, and have an ongoing relationship with the Author and Finisher of your Faith, then you will be able to receive the Word with gladness and see it manifest.

With that said, now, I want to give you some direction & some background on the Word I posted on the blog recently. Tithing and giving are not being replaced by a willy-nilly get rich or get out of debt wish. I know for a fact of people who are tithers and givers and are in circumstances that are NOT of their own making. And then there are folks who kinda got themselves into a mess, but have repented and are trusting God to get out of it. But sometimes people can get into a situation where they feel like they "deserve" the mess they are in. And so a stronghold is set up.

Strongholds are anything that keep you bound, keep the Word from manifesting in your life. Some are demonic, some are bad choices or wrong thinking that you keep making over and over. But if you give it to God and truly repent and let Him come in and change you and help you, those strongholds have GOT to GO!

God is God. He chooses who or what to use and how to use someone. He used a donkey to speak to Balaam and Balaam was a prophet! God isn't going to seek your permission to bring you a Word. Jesus didn't seek permission to visit Israel. He just came in the fullness of time. Sometimes your "due season" may surprise you! And the way it is ministered may surprise you. Jesus didn't fit anybody's cookie cutter of how a Messiah "ought to be." So you best check your paradigms at the door and let God be God and let Him speak and move on your behalf as HE sees fit.

Receive the Word of the Lord and let it work in your life and for you and through your life and watch how HE will prosper you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Financial Straight-Jackets being broken off


I see, in the spirit, financial straitjackets holding people back in this day. This has been confirmed by more than one source. This morning I am on fire about this and God has given me some direction about it. It is to that end that I send this email. He told me to speak to the principalities and powers that put these jackets on His people.

I speak to the institutions that put these straitjackets on people right now and I declare that these people are not deserving of being bound in their finances. I speak to the principalities right now and I take the authority I have in Jesus to declare freedom.

Strongholds must fall and these jackets be loosed. I speak to the authorities over these straitjackets in the mighty name of Jesus and I tell you loose the bonds! Loose the strings that are keeping them bound. Unties the key strings that they can be free.

I speak to those who are bound. Rise up and shake off the bondages as Samson did. As you rise up the spirit of the Lord will rise with you with healing in His wings.

Shake of the apparent and take hold of the invisible. Today is your day.

I speak protection over all of the givers, the financiers, and the paymasters. The blessing of the Lord is upon you. I speak protection to all those who have helped this ministry now or in the past. I speak recovery for all that has been stolen or hidden away from you. I speak a 1000 fold blessing on all that have been providers during this time and in the future

In the mighty name of Jesus.

Pastor Rusty Bowles

Church of the Latter Rain

1456 Beltline #139

Garland TX 75044

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Don't Relent until You Have it all Lord

IS my heart yours Lord?
May this be our heart's cry. May our hearts really belong to Him...
Don't relent until You have it all. All of me Lord... come be the flame upon my heart.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Unequally Loved

My friend Prophet Gene posted an exhortation on Being Unequally yoked and then God had me comment on it. Below is both posting and comment.

I call my comment Unequally loved...

The word talks some about equality in Yoking. There is such a thing as being Unequally yoked. Now, that's not a bad thing if in the yoking one is strong where the other is weak and vice versa. But, in faith, in ethics, in convictions and in vision, the yoking must be equal. That's true in marriage, in Ministry, In Business and even in intimate friendships. If you are unequally yoked, one will draw on the other. That will cause deterioration. You have seen the woman with a heart towards God become entangled unequally with someone who took them into deep sin. In business where a partner yokes with someone who is unethical. In ministry where the vision is to elevate man above GOD. I just had a negative experience in becoming nearly unequally yoked with a man in a business relationship where it would have been parasitic. I'm not interested. Sometimes you have to know when to hold em, know when to fold them, know when to walk away and know when to run. I didn't run, I just walked away.

Good for you to recognize and desire God over mammon. God will honor that. Another Word about Unequal Yoking from a different view. That of Christ married to the backslider. That of Christ and the Bride of Christ and then we look at ourselves and if we are HONEST, we see our flaws our downfalls, the sin that so easily besets us... and YET Christ our Lover woos us, YET HE comes to us again and again... Yet He tells us ( if we have ears to hear) How beautiful we are...How much HE loves us, desires us, sees us as we yet do not see ourselves. Talk about unequally yoked! And yet He stays.

Kathy Trocolli sings a song called Stubborn Love. Oh may we not just be recipients of His Stubborn Love, but may we be CARRIERS of it, infecting many!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unity In The Community Celebration

Pastor Rusty Bowles (my Dad!) was asked to pray and open the annual meeting for Unity in the Community, in Garland, TX.

That meeting was tonight with many different churches/denominations in attendance. Here in its entirety is the prayer that Holy Spirit led him to pray.

May the convicting and confronting power of Almighty God flow to everyone who reads it. May we drop our petty differences, our likes and dislikes, our traditions that build barriers instead of bridges of understanding. May we each be confronted with things in our own hearts that do not line up with TRUTH; if there be pettiness, smallness of mind, jealousy, competition, insecurities, fears, prejudices, doubt and ugliness of attitude. May we run to the Cross and tie ourselves to HIM who bore our sins and took away our reproach and shame. May we lay aside selfish ambition and self promotion for KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT instead. May we be GOD MINDED and not "me-minded. " Help us to seek not just your face or your hand of blessing, but to seek your heart. Let us Love in Word and in Deed.
Let it begin with me. Amen? Amen!

"Invocation for Unity In The Community Celebration"
9/20/2009 6PM
Mount Hebron Baptist Church

As a sign of unity would everyone please stand and join hands

Father as we humbly come before you to seek your face, help us to be of one mind and one spirit. We are reminded of that awesome day of Pentecost recorded in the second chapter of Acts when your disciples came into one mind and one accord, tremendous power was released and your church was birthed. Help us now to join hand in hand and arm in arm to come together to see our community grow in unity. Father let this not be a mere function or just a joyous meeting time. Release it to be a new birthing and new beginnings for all involved as you bring every church represented here corporately under your guidance and direction. We may each see your diamonds from different angles and catch fleeting glimpses of different reflections but permit us the grace to step back from our position of close focus and see the entire gem. Let us be truly joined in the Spirit not just in word where we come together annually to profess something and then promptly forget our reflection as we leave here. Burn into each one of us our brother’s concerns, problems, strengths, hopes and fears. Help us Lord Jesus to lift each other up in Your kingdom for it is Your kingdom and not ours. We humbly call on the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct everything that goes on here tonight. Every word, thought or action is given over into your excellent care. Speak to our hearts and cause us each to answer the call from the throne to love one another and by that demonstrate that we are your disciples. We come from different backgrounds and cultures but permit us to be of one heart as the mind of Christ is formed within us. Father, grant us temperance with one another, forbearance in all things and your love flowing through these earthen vessels. We, as humans, cannot do this by ourselves as evidenced by the many arenas in our nation and the world where your love does not abound, but with your love and guidance all things are possible. King of the Universe accept our prayers and petitions on this day of unity and help us O Lord Jesus to be what you have ordained and established us to be in this hour. Cover us with your precious blood and let us be an example and witness to other communities, cities and municipalities that unity is not only possible but desirable in order to move forward in this hour of trial and struggle in our nation. We plant this seed in fertile ground and with your help we will see it grow, blossom and produce much fruit. We consecrate this solemn assembly under Your mighty hand while under the covenant in your blood and in the precious and mighty name of Jesus our Lord we pray.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fire Fall

Let the Fire Fall,
rain from Heaven's Throne,
cleanse my heart and
make it Your Own!

Selfish dreams
no more for me,
Only your Glory
I want to see

I've turned my back
and walked away
on everything
called Yesterday.

For YOU alone
I crave to know
Let me hear
Your Heart's Flow.

Call to me
and I will run
Our lover's Journey
Had just begun!

© NEM 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wedding Day Emotions

In 13 hours I will be at the church watching my son watch his beloved walk down the aisle to him. My heart is so full that my eyes are spilling over...

Your children grow and you love them so... From the time they come into your life you wonder how you could possibly be so blessed. You want to shelter them from all hurt and bad things. You want to keep them safe always.

But instead, you pray with them, counsel them and teach them to fly. You give them room to grow and learn by doing, even when you know that some of their choices may hurt both their heart and yours. But you trust them into God's keeping.

For God gives each of us the ability to choose, and waits for us to invite Him into our lives. So if God, who is our creator and loves us more than we can ever imagine, can give us such latitude, then we as parents must believe the Word of God which says, "Train up a child int he way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Even if you didn't get to do all the training, as you speak the Word it goes into operation to bring blessing and grace into your kid's lives! The Word prospers that thing whereunto you send it. So keep sending the Word into your loved ones lives!

Unlike some Mother's who feel they are "losing" their child at the altar, I am not! I am gaining so much more that I could have imagined, although Ola and I have prayed for his mate for sometime now! The reality of God's Goodness and Grace to me and to my son, is almost more than I can bear! Adele will forever be a testimony of answered prayer.

Even when you do not know HOW God can possibly do something, don't stop applying the Word and believing. Even now, God is up to something Good! Receive that Good from His hand to your heart! Thank Him for it, even before you see it. That says you are expecting it! So get ready, 'cuz it's on it's way!

Now, if you will excuse me, I've got to go get some beauty sleep! It is already tomorrow here in UK and it is a Grand Day for a Wedding! TTFN! (Ta ta for now.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Steps ordered (Still in UK)

God's economy is so amazing. You think you know why you are doing certain things, or going somewhere, and then you get into it and God show's you , "The rest of the story!" Life is full of twists and turns, that is why it is so important to make the Word an integral part of your life. Becuase HIS Word is a lamp unto our feet, so it doesn't matter how many twists and turns there are, you will never miss a beat when HE is guiding your footsteps.

This trip has been exciting and fast paced and stretching and WONDERFUL. I have spoken 3 times. Lifes have been touched fore er. I have 2 invitations to return. ! to do a 1 week conference next year! I was video taped at one church, and they hope to have it online soon!

When our steps are ordered by God, we can trust that He sees both the path and the destination and knows all diversions and delays that may be up ahead and has worked out the game plan to get you to the right place and at the right time. How freeing this kind of trust is!

He is forever faithful and gracious and loving. I remember as a baby Christian 30+ years ago crying out to God about a family member and being very concerned over somethings. I was asking a ton of questions about HOW God was going to get this person on the right track. God led me to a scripture in Thew Living Bible that said, " If God is directing you along the path, why do you question everything along the way?" That scripture has served me well, many times!

Today, I urge you to put your path into His GPS, and let the Holy Spirit guide you through the many changes along the path of life you are traveling. As Acts 16:31 Amplifed reads: "Take yourself out of your own keeping and put yourself into HIS keeping and you will be saved. And not you only, but your entire household." IT happened for me with that family member, and it will happen for you too.

God Bless, and God Guide you.

Love, Nancy