Healing, Pray for the Church, Uncategorized

Jesus was Angry at the Hardness of their Hearts – A Call to Pray for the Church

Jesus was angry at the hardness of their hearts

And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

MARK 3:5

I was just reminded of this verse this morning. The Lord loves His church but is angry about the hardness of hearts in it regarding much, including His people not taking Him for His Word to heal the sick.

In Mark 3 above, when a poor man was suffering with leprosy and Jesus wanted to heal Him and end his suffering, imagine, the people’s response to seeing someone’s suffering end was “hardness of their hearts”.

This hardness of hearts is still alive and well in much of, not all, the church today towards seeing people be healed in Jesus’ name. It’s a spiritual battle and a matter of much needed fervent prayer for the church to soften their hearts towards the sick and suffering and to obey Jesus to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Please join me in praying for the church to arise you sleepers and do the Word in the earth, unify, etc. so the world knows that Jesus was sent from the Father and is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

The kind of anger Jesus, our Lord felt, righteous anger, can be a motivator for change in the church. But when we are angry, we sin not, we pray and become the change God desires in the church by doing the Word even if you must walk alone in it, do it for Jesus. Of course, He doesn’t want us angry all the time, but to use it for our good to do good.

Pray for the Church, Prayer for Pastors

How to Pray for Pastors in the End Times Church

HOW TO PRAY FOR PASTORS FOR THE END TIMES CHURCH

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

ESTHER 4:14

We can easily discern by what is happening in the church and what isn’t that it is far from God’s will and mostly in compromise. Everything of God – His Word, gifts, prophecy,  giving, etc. – has been twisted and abused by the enemy, driving people into further confusion and deception. Then instead of seeking Him to know His Word for themselves and what He says about matters, giving, the gifts of the Spirit many, not all, are abandoning them altogether out of disappointment, disgust, and all that the twisting His Word and way brings.

But when His Word and gifts are used as He intended, they draw people, heal them, and set them on fire to continue to co-labor with Jesus to help others for the saving of souls and setting free by the power of the Holy Spirit.

So strongly, I’ve heard the Holy Spirit say how terrible the state of the church looks to the lost and how these perversions of God’s truth are keeping them from Jesus. That’s why we must pray.

When in prayer, the Lord gave me Esther 4:14 to speak to me about pastors.

He used it to speak to me about the overall church and the lost to say if pastors today do not obey His voice or are quenching it, so they can no longer hear Him, that He will raise up others in their place. And all they think they are doing or all of God’s truth they are not speaking to “hold on to” and protect “their” church, position, salary or to prevent “members” from leaving is self-deception and will lead to the very thing they fear – losing it all.

It’s not their church, and there’s nothing they can do to hold onto it if God removes them from their position for not taking care of His sheep. For harming them, lying to and deceiving them, and withholding His truth. For not loving them and for being lovers of self.

God has been, is, and will continue to raise up others to replace every false shepherd and prophet, every wolf in sheep’s clothing with sons and daughters of thunder who don’t “look like” or “seem like” God would use them in the eyes of man. Oh, but praise God, He looks on the heart alone.

Let’s pray that every pastor, shepherd, and teacher of the Word …

Put God and His Word first no matter what. No matter if it causes a church split, no matter it offends, no matter if they lose their 501c3 status, no matter if they lose their position.

See and know that they know God is their Source alone. Not donors, etc. Him alone.

Return to their first love Jesus and always have the Lord and His namesake, His reputation, His people, and the lost in mind when they preach and teach.

Obey God as Micaiah who said in 1 Kings 22:14, “As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak.”

Be defenders of the Word like Paul as we defend His Word out of our love for Him, His truth, and people. Everything else leads people into bondage or hell. True love speaks His truth to keep people from these things.

Fear You more than they fear man and be totally delivered from people pleasing.

Be delivered from every man-made side doctrine that adds to and takes away from the Word.

Be delivered from exalting their denominational beliefs above the Word.

Be led by the Holy Spirit.

Teach the full gospel including that the gifts (the ministry of the Holy Spirit) and healing are for today. Perverting the gospel by withholding His truth in any way very serious in the eyes of God and robbing people of freedom.

Make disciples who make disciples who make disciples.

Bow their knees and fully submit to the Lord and everything the voice of the Lord tells them or be replaced by those who will. Souls, lives, His truth and namesake are all at stake here and matter more than pastors being removed from their positions for bringing much harm to His people.

Also pray that…

Every false teacher, prophet, bowed to money and power ones, etc. be exposed and His people learn and study the Word for themselves, so they know that what they are being taught is His truth, that they not blindly accept everything they are taught, and test every spirit as many wolves abound to devour God’s flock in these times.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Calling and Purpose, Pray for the Church

Be a Spark. Rally My People. Will You Answer This Call from God?

be a spark rally my people

Around May or June of last year, 2018, the Lord spoke these words into my spirit:

Be a spark. Rally My People. 

At that time, I knew the Word wasn’t for me alone, and I shared it with some brothers and sisters because I believed it was for them too, and I believe it’s for any of God’s children who are willing to answer this call.

Your spark might look very different than someone else’s. This is a great thing. 

Some may burn to share the gospel for the majority of their time. Some may pray and intercede for the church. Some may write for the Lord. Some may be teachers, exhorters, etc. discipling and preparing workers for the harvest.

The most important thing is that we each:

  1. Be led by God for our life and do the current thing He asks of us.
  2. Never compare our callings with others’ or try to have a ministry like so-and-so’s.
  3. Never invalidate others’ callings (as long as they don’t contradict the Word as there are many false teachers today). E.g. If one is called as an evangelist, he/she shouldn’t go around telling every other believer they should be evangelizing at his/her level or the same number of hours per day. He/she needs those intercessors out there using their time to prepare the way for you with prayer to the Lord, so hearts are softened to receive.

Spark (noun) – an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.

Be a spark. God is calling you and I to be ignited and fiery ones that spark fires in others. To be iron that sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17) as in sharpening each other for the Lord, His service, effectiveness, and His glory.

Rally (verb) – to come together for common action or effort; to come together or into order again. 

I’m in tears reading these definitions again because unity, unity, unity has always been God’s will for us and something He’s had me pray for for years. This word He gave me might seem far-fetched or too much, maybe even extreme, but it’s not, it’s the heart of the Father and what Jesus fervently prayed for us two-thousand years ago – that we be one, so the world will know that God truly sent Him, Jesus, into the world.

“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). 

Father, we pray You send out laborers into Your harvest that includes us in whatever it is You’d have us do. We answer the call to be a spark. To rally Your people. That doesn’t necessarily mean a huge audience but simply those you put in our lives or on our path. That we spark sparks who spark others. That through each obedient one, we are used to set the church on fire for You. A world-sized bonfire that can be seen everywhere. Undeniable to all that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. That we come together under Your authority and true gospel, so Your great grace and power is upon us to share Your gospel mightily and undeniably in Jesus’ name, amen.

Pray for the Church

The Light of God’s Word Vs. Man-Made Denominations, -Isms, and Free Will

Word Vs. Denominations

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.”

JOHN 17:20-22

Jesus prayed that we, His church, be one. Why? That the world, the lost, may “believe that You sent Me.” 

It’s no surprise then that the devil, the “principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12) plot, plan, and scheme to divide the church in every way possible.

“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works,” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

After being led by the Holy Spirit through His Word on the matter of denominations and the myriad of -isms, it is clear that these man-made side doctrines, not in the Word of God, are not God’s will, contradict His Word (John 17:20-22), and were inspired by the enemy, masquerading as an angel of light to the divide the church again, again, and again.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose,” (Romans 8:28).

Because God is good and merciful, He will cause our free will choices to work together for our good.

But truly, umpteen denominations and -isms are not God’s will and passionate desire for us because they divide greatly and do not unite us as one.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Psalm 133:1).

I can’t take credit for this revelation, but on one of my social media accounts, someone commented that in mathematics, the “denominator” is the bottom number of a fraction which divides. E.g. 1/99, the number 99 is the denominator.

We get the meaning of the word “denominations” from the same root as denominator. Every denomination and other man-made side doctrine outside of the Word are intended to divide His church. Period.

This is not God’s will. No, denominations are man’s free will exercised in opposition to and despite knowledge of John 17:20-22, were inspired by the father of lies, and were often borne of pride, unbelief, intellectualism (interpreting the Word with the natural mind and not being led into the truth by the Holy Spirit), and elitism.

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them,” (Hebrews 7:25).

Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, with discernment by the Holy Spirit, knows the Lord is calling us to be as one so the lost will know that Jesus is truly the Way, the Son of God, the Hope of glory.

He prays now for His church to wake up and shed our man-made side doctrines and come under His Word and authority alone. To be deceived by the divisive devices of the enemy no more.

“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all,” (Acts 4:32-33).

What happens when the church obeys Him and operates of “one heart and one soul”? We are powerful witnesses for Christ operating with great grace upon us ALL.

“And Micaiah said, ‘As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak,'” (1 Kings 22:14).

His Word shows, corrects, guides, not to condemn because there is no condemnation for those in Christ, but because He desires His best for us. And His best is not a weak, ineffective, divided, and powerless church but one that glorifies Him, destroys the works of the devil in His name, and gets people set free. This is what He showed me in the Word, so this is what I speak or in this case write.

He didn’t pour out His Spirit on us that we cork it up for ourselves. He poured out His Spirit on all flesh so it could flow from us as living water and minister to the world. O that we be one, so the world could really see our beloved Jesus.

Prayer

Father, in light of Your Word, I boldly share these Spirit led words and pray that Your lukewarm church wake up. Wake up so we can be one, in Your will, and an effective, powerful force for Christ by the Holy Spirit, for Your glory. So the world will be drawn unto You by the clear evidence we display “that Jesus was sent by You.” I pray Your church can humble itself and put You and Your Word first for the saving and setting free of many in Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Pray for the Church, Prophetic Word

Church Division Can Be Caused by Misunderstandings of Callings – Intercessors, Prophetic, etc.

Church Division Can Be Caused by Misunderstandings of Callings

With intercessor as one of my callings from the Lord, He can give me pretty heavy burdens about things to come, to come against, or a verse to decree over situations in our nation.

Humbly, to someone who doesn’t have the calling of intercessor, I can be misunderstood as judgmental while I’m simply obey the Lord on what to share, what to pray about, etc.

So, a brother or sister with a calling from the Lord to teach, encourage, etc. may reject warnings or prayer burdens I or other intercessors share as not from the Spirit of God or as “mean” or judgmental simply because it is very different from their path, calling, and instructions from Him.

This stance is a greatly limited view of the Father.

Even as an intercessor, He doesn’t reveal ALL of the prayer burdens of this earth to me. I couldn’t handle it. Each intercessor has specific prayer assignments and may be as vastly different even to myself (but never contradictory to His Word). But I wouldn’t dismiss or judge a fellow intercessor as not hearing from the Lord based on that difference. God’s ways are so much higher than ours.

I’ve never had an open vision (like in Revelations), but visions are a promised gift from the Lord, so I’m confident that many of my brothers and sisters around the world have had them. (I’ve had snapshot visions in my minds from the Lord but not an open one).

“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

JOEL 2:28-29

We mustn’t lower God to personal experience and then make our own doctrine called: “Since I (very big I) haven’t had an open vision means open visions are not for today.”

This creates division because churches literally tell people who begin experiencing these things to leave churches. Even people who begin laying hands on the sick and see them recover can get asked to leave churches. That’s a spirit of pride from leadership. Instead of rejoicing with them, they cast out their own brother or sister in Christ. How the Lord must grieve.

We must accept that we each have different but equal callings from the Lord and not allow them to create division. 

We are his body each with its own purpose and function. Each function doesn’t negate the existence or importance of the others.

Prayer

O God, make this word revelation knowledge to all Your children. I break the spirit of pride, division, and false doctrine over every church in this nation and upon the face of the earth. Consuming Fire burn away all in the church that is not of You. Help bring us together to be a mighty force on the earth to destroy the works of the devil together, each in our own calling and member of Your body. In Jesus’ name, amen.