restoring the fallen
"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." galatians 6:1
This message deals with two people, the person who has fallen and the person who is assigned to do the restoration. I cover biblical examples from the Old and New Testament to convey the seriousness of what the restoration of a fallen brother entails. I also share my personal testimony of being restored and what the fruit of that restoration looks like. Gal. 6:1, 2 Samuel 11-12, Ezekiel 33, and Genesis 14:1-24 are my scriptural references. Be blessed.
The trappings of fear
"And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." Numbers 13:30-33
In the book of Numbers chapter 13:30-33, Moses is seen surrounded by 12 princes of Israel. He sent them to spy out the land that God promised them, but instead of them bringing back a positive report, 10 out of the 12 brought up an evil report. It took Joshua and Caleb, the only two with a different spirit, to still the people and to encourage them in the things of God. You and I will have seasons of life where fear will attempt to trap us, intimidate us, and arrest us. It will come to block us from moving forward, but in times like that, it is essential that we surround ourselves with those with a different spirit. Listen to this message and gain insight as to how you can take these few verses and apply them to your life to see the victory of God over every area where fear is trying to bind you.
Nineveh Type prophets
"But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD." Jonah 1:3
There are seasons in our ministry work where we may disagree with an assignment that God has given us. Hopefully, most of us would continue to move on in obedience despite it all and do what God has called us to do. On the contrary, though, there are those who have tried to get away from it and get away with it, and things have not gone well as a result. This message looks at the Prophet Jonah, one who was called to preach repentance to Nineveh. Unable to put his personal feelings aside, he decided not to comply with God's will and he suffered tremendously as a result. Not only him, but those close to him were affected by his results as well. This message will enlighten you those of you who are prophetic that we won't always like what we're called to do, but God's work must be done nonetheless. Let this message bless you.
"Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." ephesians 5:33
Even though marriage is a God-ordained institution, it is still human in terms of its execution. It takes a great deal of long-suffering, temperance, and faith along with every other fruit of the Spirit to successfully build and sustain your marriage. The Bible is clear about what God expects and despite how miserably we fail at those expectations from time to time, God never changed His mind about what He wants out of our marriages.
This message is based upon a dream I had about a married couple. There were some troubling things I observed in the dream that I had to seek Biblical counsel for understanding. It is clear; husbands are to love their wives and wives are to respect their husbands. Sometimes, those lines get blurred, but if we are children of God with hearts to please our Father, we will submit to the Word no matter what it takes.
This message is not for everyone but it is for some. Let it bless you.
Meadows of dancing
"So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him." 1 Kings 19:19
This is a preached message from 1 Kings 19:16-21 that explores Elisha's call and subsequent mantling from Elijah. The message explains the prophetic meaning of Elisha's background and how it factored into what God thought about his destiny as a prophet. A comprehensive prayer of repentance, deliverance, and healing follows. This message will bless your life.
A Ram in the bush
"And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son." genesis 22:13
“I know God’s got a ram in the bush for me!” How many times have we heard or even said that? And while that may be a true statement, it is a loaded one. In fact, it is so loaded, that it carries at least three Godly principles that precede your ram’s release. In Genesis 22, Abraham was faced with a challenging act of obedience. God wanted the most dearest and most closest thing to his heart, his cherished and long-awaited son, Isaac. Pay close attention to what happens next. Abraham obeys, Abraham uses wisdom to prevent any delay in obeying God, Abraham prophesied in faith that he and Isaac would return from the mountain, and then Abraham committed the act. These are the processes which led to the ram’s release. It wasn’t until AFTER Abraham was caught in the act, that Heaven reacted. How many times have we expected Heaven to move when earth hasn’t prepared a place for such a move.
This message unlocks out some powerful pointers in what your ram is, what it means for you beyond the act of obedience, and the real meaning of Jehovah Jireh!! Prepare to be enlightened. You may need your notebook for this one. Listen and be blessed.
insight into the enemy's camp
"And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand. But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host: And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host." Judges 7:9-11
I had a lucid dream early this morning and in that, the Lord revealed the heart of a person close to me. Now, before you think that I am being petty, hear me out. It is important to know the hearts, minds, and spirits of those whom you work alongside. If not, you can inadvertently set your heart to be pierced through with many sorrows.
In the podcast, I share some of the details of my dream and the interpretation thereof, but the lesson learned was one I could hardly keep to myself. I feel it needed to be shared.
Basing this lesson from a short, but challenging season in Gideon's life, I believe there are some rich takeaways that can bless your life and mine. Listen and be blessed.
Keys to personal prophecy
"And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10
How many times have you asked yourself if what you heard prophetically was God, on point, and in fact, coming true? Even the seasoned among us have asked those questions. As I pondered some things before the Lord last night, I birthed this teaching to share with the Body what things we should consider when weighing if a word is accurate, is it coming to pass, and what to do when confronted by a false prophet. I used the examples of Hannah, Joseph, and of course, our Lord and Savior to conclude that if what is written in Revelation is the litmus test for vetting the accuracy of prophecy, we should undoubtedly know what God is saying, what He’s doing, and what our subsequent roles are. Be blessed by today’s podcast.
The anatomy of a dream
"As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams." Daniel 1:7
"And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman." Ruth 3:9
Ruth was a woman who demonstrated the laws of reciprocity. She lived a sacrificial life and as a result, God opened the heavens for her. Ruth was a young woman, young enough to remarry and bear children after the untimely death of her husband, but she chose instead to serve her destitute and distraught mother-in-law, Naomi. Even after Naomi urged Ruth to return to her family, Ruth denied herself that pleasure and maintained her loyalty to Naomi. Ruth became a seed. She didn't just sow seed; Ruth became seed in Naomi's life and God, who cannot be mocked, was obligated by virtue of His own word, to reward Ruth substantially.
Take a listen at today's podcast on the lesson of sowing and reaping as it pertains to Ruth's life and let it challenge you in any area where you may need it. Let it inspire you to be your best in all you do that God will take delight in you and bless your life accordingly.