E2S-E2H Podcast

My New Podcast – E2S-E2H – Welcome – Ep 1

Welcome Episode – E2S-E2H (EYES TO SEE – EARS TO HEAR), based on Matthew 13:16, “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear.”

I’ll podcast various messages, teachings, prayers, words, etc. as the Holy Spirit leads me.

 

I’ve been praying and seeking the Lord about this since July 2019. These are my initial notes about it here

Please pray this podcast newbie and that the Lord carves out time for me to continue on with consistently.  Thank you and God bless.

A Prayer to Relieve Burdens

A Prayer When Burdens Are Too Much to Bear

A PRAYER WHEN BURDENS ARE TOO MUCH TO BEAR

I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favor in Your sight—and do not let me see my wretchedness!”

NUMBERS 11:14-15

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”

1 KINGS 19:4

Then Jesus said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

MATTHEW 26:38

Above in Numbers 11:14-15, we see the children of Israel were more than a handful for Moses, a burden too much to bear, so much so that he asked God to kill him.

How did God answer Moses’s prayer to kill him?

So the Lord said to Moses: “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you. Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone,” (Numbers 11:16-17).

God answered Moses by relieving his burden seventy fold. He answered with love, mercy, and understanding.

In 1 Kings 19:4 above, we see also Elijah asking God to kill him. 

It’s not God’s will to kill us, it’s His will to give us life and give it more abundantly. Both Moses and Elijah were simply physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted which resulted in their prayers of desperation because the flesh is limited. But we can cry out to the One who makes a way.

How did God answer Elijah’s prayer to kill him? 

Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God,” (1 Kings 19:5-8). 

God answered by showing him he needed to rest and miraculously provided food and water for him twice. Once again, He answered with love, mercy, and understanding.

Finally, in Matthew 26:38, we have Jesus, the King of glory Himself, in anguish in response to the human flesh that enveloped him. 

But glory to our Lord Jesus Christ who took it all the wrath of God upon Himself for us, so the works of the devil are destroyed in our lives when we take Him for His Word by faith.

Seeing in the Word above that God cares about the burdens we bear should increase our faith to pray because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

The Prayer

Lord, Your name is Faithful and True, and I see in Your Word that You care deeply about the burdens I bear, that You see that what I bear can be too much for me, and is right now. Your Word, the truth, shows me You heart towards Your children and that You are willing to relieve my burdens when I cry out to You as You did for Moses and Elijah.

I am Your blood bought, beloved child, and You are my Father who cherishes me and knows the number of hairs on my head. You love me so much that You gave Your Son for me. I cry out to You knowing that relief of my burdens is on its way even now. I will walk by faith and not by sight and take You for Your Word that You are Deliverer and Waymaker and that many are the afflictions of the righteous but You deliver us from them all. And that includes me because I am fully righteous by Jesus Christ. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Dream and Interpretation

A Dream with Interpretation – Our Great, Great Responsibility – The Harvest and Discipleship

our responsibility - the harvest and discipleship

Yesterday, during waking hours that is, I was very disturbed, but not surprised, by the many comments attacking a brother (by his brothers/sisters) about how God uses people to accomplish His will. To the effect of mutual dependence  – We need and are totally dependent on God, and He uses His children to accomplish His will in the earth. Totally biblical.

Well, heads exploded, and needless to say, our brothers was called a false teacher, etc. Their biblical ignorance and words were great indicators as to why much of the church is so passive. They believe God’s will is just going to happen automatically and for everything in the earth without the work of obedient saints. They gave no thought to the Word of God nor did they pray and seek Him before they pounced and pummeled.

But, blessed are we when we are hated for Jesus’ sake. And if our brother is a mature believer, then none of their verbal attacks phased him. But it was a sad indicator of the state of the church – the part that is passive and lukewarm.

The most basic and obvious example of God’s will being accomplished through man, and God “needing” and using man to bring His will to pass is the sharing of the gospel. Jesus did the work to make salvation, healing, etc. possible, but once He finished His work, He charged us with the great calling and responsibility to be His mouth, hands, and feet upon the earth to GO! To open our mouths and share His Word and will for the saving of souls, the healing of the sick, etc. To disciple other believers to do the same.

This isn’t blasphemy or false teaching. It’s plainly the Word. Jesus ascended and now needs us to do His work in the earth. Very clear and simple. If His people don’t share the gospel, He’s not coming in the flesh now to do so, He won’t do it unless it’s through us. Period.

The Dream

I was in a school classroom sitting in a child’s desk, but I was my current age. There was a child sitting next to me in his desk, and I was dictating names to him to write in the Bible.

God gave me the interpretation 

The Word says in Revelation 21:27, “But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

The Lord told me that the immature believer would read this interpretation and gnash their teeth because I, a human being, was telling a child whose names to write in the Bible, but the mature in Christ would immediately see and discern it’s because we are the ones responsible, the ones God uses to open our mouths, SO THAT it’s EVEN POSSIBLE for their names to be written there.

And wow, Lord! The Bible, the Word if God is Jesus (John 1:1;14), so every time the child wrote a person’s name in it, he was writing it on Jesus Himself.

The setting was a school because the child was someone I was discipling and teaching in His ways. Teaching a child the great, great responsibility of His children – the harvesting of souls and making disciples (as in actively teaching them to be the mouth, hands, and feet of Jesus). Not passive, pew warmers with an EXTREME sovereignty of God doctrine that causes the spiritually blind to believe they can sit back and do nothing and God does everything. Now THAT’S a false teaching that needs to be cut off the face of the earth in the name of Jesus!

Two parts of the dream I still need interpretation for. Maybe He will show you and you can comment below. 

  1. In the dream, I just knew that the child “missed school” pretty frequently. I know it’s not related to church attendance. I will continue to pray and ask the Lord, but it may have to do with so many false teachings out there. Lots of confusion created by the many doctrines in the church? (see 1:05 PM update below)
  2. I told the boy to write the names in specific places in the Word. Something related to the first letter of their name. So alphabetic somehow. Might be something we only learn of when we see it literally when we are with Jesus.

UPDATES (further interpretation post publishing of this post regarding dream above dream)

10/7/2019, 12:48 PM

I asked the Lord, “Why I was sitting in a child’s desk and not as the teacher since I am discipling?” I am crying so hard. And He said, “Because you are still my child. I AM your Teacher, the Teacher. I’m the head. The head of the class. You are still learning. Still my work in progress but even as a child of Mine, you are able to be used to teach my other children.

I can barely see through my tears right now. This word and interpretation is a call for all His children who are willing to answer His call.

LOL, Father! I know You’re the One who led me by Your Spirit to even ask this question. I am slain. I am weeping by the Spirit. I had to stop typing.

10/7/2019, 1:05 PM

The child missing school pretty frequently has nothing to do with the child but with in lack of availability of those willing to teach the true gospel and willing to make disciples. It’s about us failing the “child” not the child not doing his part.

My additional comment on this, my best Teacher has been and always will be the Holy Spirit, but this particular dream is mainly about the responsibility of His children to do His will in the earth and many false teachings in the church that keep His children from seeing that responsibility. Many are passive, teach passivity, and do nothing.

Always a call to pray for the church

Father, shake Your bride awake. Lead them into all truth my Your Holy Spirit that we are called to be Your mouth, hands, feet, etc. in the earth. That You use Your children to accomplish Your will in the earth. The gospel doesn’t share itself, etc. We must also be praying people who pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are to be making disciples – through mentoring, teaching, writing, and however You show us to. Give Your people a Holy Spirit revelation of our great, great responsibility in Jesus’ name, amen.

Encouragement, Prophetic Word, Uncategorized

The Lord is Fortifying, Girding up, and Emboldening His “WHOSOEVER WILL” Children

fortifying His children

The Lord is fortifying, girding up, and emboldening His “WHOSOEVER WILL” children more than ever.

The ones with their ears and hearts perked and ready to obey His still small voice and then do so.

These have been attacked, misunderstood, even by their brothers and sisters in Christ for saying what the Lord says, for sharing the one true, pure gospel, and what the Spirit has them say.

“As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak” (1 Kings 22:14) is their honor and joy unto the Lord.

But on a greater level than ever, “We wage not against flesh and blood,” (Ephesian 6:12) has become a deeper, unshakable revelation. So deeply rooted that the “arrows” shot from the mouths of others NOW only cause them to open their mouths wide and LITERALLY praise God:

Lord, I praise You! I bless Your Holy name! I love You Jesus! Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!

“Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets,” (Luke 6:22-23)

Verbal attacks that used to bother these, maybe even offend, now do not phase these. These see them as bouncing off like the nothing toothpicks they really are. At rest and total peace, they flick off every verbal attack like lint and continue on with Jesus and His callings, plans, purposes, and assignments .

God will connect these with other like minded “submitted and separated unto Him” ones who take Him for His Word, don’t limit Him, walk by faith, hear His voice and simply obey.

The fiery, sold out for the Lord ones He surrounds these with will be supportive, will “cheerlead” them on and intentionally encourage and build them up because they have total revelation that the church is one body and to build one up is to build us all up. This tribe around these ones allow the love and nature of Jesus to flow though them.

These “building up ones” God is bringing into their lives will trickle in little by little. It won’t happen over night but it will come to pass. Take heart and don’t lose hope. You are not alone in your love, passion, and fervor for Me. (1 Kings 19:18)

Father, we bless You and thank You for this encouraging and life-giving Word!!! You are a good Father who loves to give us good gifts.

Are you feeling spiritually “thicker skinned” more than ever by the power of the Holy Spirit? Let me know in the comments.

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.