You are the Salt of the Earth

Remember who you are…

You are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), wherever you see death and barrenness, put yourself in there and pray for life and fruitfulness. Elisha was handed a jar of salt and he threw it in the river and declared, “Thus says the LORD, ‘I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or unfruitfulness any longer.’” (2 Kings 2:21) Go to a location that the water is bad and stand there, pray, decree, reverse the curse in that place. You are the salt of the earth and the same will be true for your location as it was for Elisha’s when it says, “So the waters have been purified to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.” (2 Kings 2:22)

As believers we are really good at talking about out what is wrong, it is time we start doing something about it. People are literally crying on television asking for help. The chief of police here in Kansas City was struggling to speak last night as two officers in our city were shot yesterday, one in critical condition. The chief said holding back sobs “We received a citizen call for our assistance and we came to help, that is what we are trained to do, so we do it everyday. We didn’t instigate this, we didn’t come to pick a fight, we came to help because we were asked to.” He then went on with a plea that said, “the violence in this city must stop”.

Talking about it is not going to change it, as those who have authority in the spirit, we must go deal with the power of the air over our cities. We are the salt of the earth, we have been born to be the ones that release words of life not death. Take your authority, go to a place in your city the Lord will show you, go alone, go with a few friends, but go and decree as Elisha did, “Thus says the LORD, ‘I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or unfruitfulness any longer.’” Our cities are depending on us church! You are the salt of the earth.

Listen…Watch

What do you see? The first 6 times that Elijah’s servant went to look for what Elijah saw, he could not see it, but on the 7th time, he saw what Elijah saw. What do you see? We must keep going back to look until we see what God is seeing. Elijah saw a heavy shower coming, but there was not a cloud in the sky (1 Kings 18:41). It took the servant of Elijah going back and forth 7 times before he saw the cloud the size of a man’s hand (1 Kings 18:44). What do you see?

Isaiah 21:6 says, “For thus says the Lord to me, go station the lookout, let him report what he sees.” What did he see? He saw troops of riders, horsemen in pairs. And one said, fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground.” Can you see the enemy being defeated in our land? Can you hear the sound of God’s victory? Can you see it, can you hear it?

We are living in a time of incredible triumph, a time of great victory, God is doing a work in our day that you would not have believed even if He told you. I can see it. I can hear it. There is going to be dancing in the streets, healing in our land, reformation like we cannot even begin to ask or imagine. I hear the sound of rejoicing, I see the Lord lifted high on the praises of people. Oh it is glorious, tears of joy are going to fall from many peoples eyes, and there is going to be so much life, freedom and peace it will shock you. I see it, I hear it.

Keep going back and looking, keep listening until you hear the God who is life, abundance, love, mercy, grace and truth. His sound is distinguishable, you will know it when you hear it. Don’t settle for another voice, let His voice alone be the voice of victory you hear. Look again, listen again, for I hear it, I see it.

Slight Course Correction

In the atmosphere there is a strong arm spirit that is seeking to get us to submit to the will of man. The will of man is self-seeking not people serving, so if we submit to that spirit in the atmosphere we are going to become angry, unsettled and will treat others the way we are being treated by this spirit of the air.

Ephesians 2:2 says, “…You formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.” This spirit is a familiar spirit because it is a spirit we used to walk under before we chose obedience to the Word of God and Christ our Savior.

The god of this world is seeking to influence us to submit to the will of his men/women on earth and to walk according to their will, their way. Do not submit to that spirit. It will destroy you for the author of that spirit is Satan himself.

While in prayer this morning about this atmosphere that is seeking to get us to submit to it, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Take your authority in prayer over the spirit of the air.” When I did this, by singing praise songs, making decrees of the Word and submitting myself once again to the Spirit of God alone, peace returned. It was a course correction for the Lord showed me I had surrendered my authority to the spirit of the air and He wanted me to come back in alignment by being submitted only to the Spirit of the Living God.

Submission to the spirit in the air will cause you to experience turbulence rather than peace; chaos instead of gentle correction; fear instead of faith; disappointment and discouragement instead of hope and joy; it will feel like you are on a boat on the high seas being tossed to and fro and you are not sure why. It’s because this strong arm spirit has demanded we submit to it and the Lord says, even if others submit to it, you are not to. We submit only to the Holy Spirit and the only God who rules the air, Jesus Christ our Lord.

This is not about rebellion, it is about what spirit you are submitting to. It is a sense on the inside that says, something is off inside of me, I am not being who I know I am in Christ. Little clues that strong arm spirit is seeking to put you under its control. Remember what James 4:7 says, “SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO GOD, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Just a gentle course correction for me from the Lord and thought it would help some of you. I am submitted to God alone again and the peace is back.

From Wave to Whirlwind

In worship at church yesterday the Lord spoke to me and said, “The image of the wave is what many are accustomed to, but I am about to reveal the whirlwind.” After the Lord said this, I saw songs, sights and sounds coming together in a circular pattern and it created a whirlwind of which I saw the Lord sitting on top of. The whirlwind would spin, but the throne upon which the Lord sat would turn gently. I see a whirlwind and it is the new image God wants us to employ. The wave is over, the whirlwind is upon us.

Whirlwind = small masses of air rotating rapidly around a more or less vertical axis and advancing simultaneously over land and sea as a waterspout (dictionarydotcom)

Waterspout = a column of water and mist extending between the surface and the clouds above. (Merriam Webster online)

Colossians 1 says that EVERYTHING was created by Him (Jesus) and for Him. Everything revolves around Him. He is the axis around which we are going to rotate and out of that rotating we are going to advance over land and sea.

The move of God stirring among us right now is going to be a whirlwind of voices that rotate around Jesus Christ and advance throughout the nations. It is a heaven connected to earth advancement. It will not be something that comes down and goes back up, as long as we rotate around Jesus Christ, this whirlwind will stay on the earth and advance swiftly.

Ezekiel 1:14 describes it this way, “And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.”

My anticipation and excitement about this is beyond description, because we can do more with Him than we may realize and once you partner with God, you will recognize there is no greater adventure to be on. You can find me in the whirlwind!

WE NEED A WEALTH TRANSFER

WE NEED A WEALTH TRANSFER!

We need a wealth transfer not of money from one man to another man.

We need a wealth transfer from heaven to earth.

We need the Lord to transfer the wealth of the kingdom of God in heaven to the kingdom of God on earth.

We need the true riches.

We need authority to stop viruses.

We need healing for human bodies, national wounds and family relations.

We need power to cast out demons.

We need grace to speak the truth in love.

We need blind eyes opened, deaf ears hearing and hard hearts softened.

We don’t need money, we need the wealth of the kingdom in heaven to be transfered to earth.

Oh God, I ask for a divine wealth transfer, so we can do the works of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

Big Trees Are Going to Fall

God speaks continually to people even though they do not listen. Isaiah the prophet was commissioned to speak to a people who would keep on listening but would not perceive (Isaiah 6). Daniel spoke to a king who heard his warnings, his words but did nothing to change his ways (Daniel 4). When we hear warnings but nothing happens (quickly) we assume the warning was not for us, not about us, not going to happen to us. Then what seems like it was without notice, what we were warned about comes upon us.

Grace is currency, currency is time, and God gives us time to repent, time to turn our hearts to Him, time to make amends with Him and others. But if we ignore His nudgings, His warninings, His words that come through others it will seem like suddenly, without notice, all of the sudden the “hammer” drops and many people are going to be angry thinking they were not told, not warned, not prepared. But the truth is, they were, they are being warned right now, being told from pulpits to podiums about what is fast approaching. We can’t just be hearers for the sake of hearing, we must listen, observe, meditate on what God is saying and doing for we are in the middle of the most significant change this generation has ever known.

I am sharing this with you, because the Lord is circling back around again to say, “Big trees are about to fall down!” Yes this is the word of the Lord, listen to Isaiah 6:13 “Like a terebinth or an oak whose stump remains when it is felled (chopped down). The holy seed is in the stump.” Hear what Daniel 4:13-15 “I was looking in the vision in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. He shouted out and spoke as follows: Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it and the birds from its branches. Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze around it.”

“Big trees are about to fall!” Big trees are big names you and I know. Big trees have been blocking our view of God in our land. Big trees have been ooohhed and aaahhhed over by many people. Big trees are about to fall. You will see it, you will hear it, I am telling you ahead of time says the Lord. “Big trees are about to fall!” The Lord is telling us so we are not shocked or surprised. Many are going to feel lost because they looked to these big trees to provide for them, protect them, not knowing they were not for them.

My heart is saddened by this, for they have been warned many times and chose to ignore the pleading of the Lord. Yes these people, though many are unbelievers to the eyes of man, have heard the voice of God but refused to change for the price was too high for them to pay. This will not be a time to rejoice at their fall, but a time to remember God desires that none should perish and all come to repentance. This is going to be hard for many, but may result in the salvation of some, for the holy seed is in the stump.

Divinity Is Partnering With Humanity

For righteousness to exalt a nation there must be the removal of wickedness. You cannot build a nation that loves righteousness while that same nation revels in wickedness. Wickedness may not be in you, but it is in the nation and the Lord is going to deal with it for He has a destiny for every nation.

Humanity partnering with divinity is how God eradicates wickedness and establishes righteousness. Most people are like Saul’s army just following their leader, if the leader does not engage the battle neither do most people. But even when David shows up to engage the battle Saul’s army did not engage the battle with David. It was not until the giant was defeated that Saul’s army was activated. (1 Samuel 16-17)

This is where we are in America. The silent majority will be activated when the giant falls for they will see a new leader who is a giant killer. Remember, they did not follow David immediately, they followed him after the giant was slain.

Divinity is partnering with humanity to take out the giants of wickedness in our nation. For those who know where to look, they can see the pawns being captured, the knights being taken, the rooks no longer moving and the bishops have fallen, so now the pursuit of the queen who protects the king is on. Once the king of wickedness is cornered and checkmate is declared righteousness will exalt this nation.

Once this happens the army of Saul will be activated to puruse the residue of enemies in the land and to plunder their camp. Rightesouness is going to be the king in our land. This should not be surprising to any believer for Jesus Himself is of the order of Melchizedek, the king of peace, the king of righteousness. (Hebrews 5)

As we are in the midst of the battle, more people are silently watching, waiting, hoping this wicked enemy will be defeated once and for all. And it will be defeated in the nation, but then it will need to be defeated in the hearts of believers. Compromise, luke warm lifestyles, tolerating wickedness and thinking God says its okay is not going to be acceptable when righteousness exalts the nation.

Once God cleanses the land of the earth, He is going to turn His attention to cleansing the house of the Lord. His love is a fire that is going to purify His bride for she is to be without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Its going to be hard for a while, but in the end it is going to be the kingdom. For the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)

We Need To Be Testing!

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Not enough people have been tested is what the main stream media is decrying, but the Lord is saying, not enough people are testing. We do not need to be tested, we need to be testing. Testing the spirits. We as the church have not tested the spirits to see if they are from God. This is why fear has taken root, why people are wearing masks over their mouth, because we have not tested the spirit. We just accepted what they said, because we were told they were “experts”. This virus has been a great eye opener as to where the church is. God knew this about His body already, but we didn’t know it. We are not testing the spirits, rather we are believing every spirit. This is the real issue we are dealing with. We are being deceived and we do not enough know it, because deception is deceiving.

I was reading in Galatians 6 this morning, when the Lord literally interrupted my reading and said, “Fear has to do with punishment. When you are afraid you punish others and you punish yourselves.” I immediately turned the pages over the 1 John 4:18 where this verse comes from. It says, “…fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” But I moved up to the beginning of the chapter to get the context of what the Lord was saying and this is what the Lord is saying to His church.

1 John 4:1-6 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

We are in error because we have not tested the spirits to see whether they are from God. Rather we readily accepted what the “experts” said, even though they are of the world and not of God. We have been so indoctrinated to believe every spirit, we no longer test the spirits, for we have been told you are being judgmental if you do that. You are supposed to judge the spirits, judge is the same as test, you have to make a judgment call if this spirit is from God or not. The word spirit here means breath, rational soul, mental disposition, it is a narrative creator. We have believed the narrative of error because it came dressed in “expert” clothing.

We are told by the apostle John to test EVERY spirit to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. False prophets are people who speak narratives that are contrary to the truth. The word prophet means mouthpiece, the enemy has mouthpieces and so does God. We must discern is this a false mouthpiece or a truth speaking mouthpiece.

Church this is where we erred. Leaders in the church did not test the spirit, so they promoted the voice of the false prophet. Governors, mayors, parents, teachers, administrators, everyone bought into the narrative of the false prophet. We took the bait hook line and sinker, it is evident for it came with fear. The invisible enemy is many things, but it is sourced in fear, I can tell you that.

God is cutting through the chaos with a crystal clear statement to us. Test, test, test the spirits to see if they are from God and remember, you are from God little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world and the world listens to them. We are from God! (1 John 4)

Cast off fear! Enter into perfect love! And test every spirit to see if it is from God. Fear is not from God, no matter what anyone tells you!!!

Silence!

Silence! Quiet! Be Still! The Bible says in Revelation 8:1, “And when the Lamb broke open the seventh seal, there was silence for about a half an hour in heaven.” In Joshua 6:10 it says, “Joshua commanded the people, you shall not shout or let your voice be heard, nor shall any word proceed out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!” Matthew 27:45-46 says, “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness (silence) over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice…” Genesis 1:1-3 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness (silence) was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said…”
 
Can you see the pattern of God? Silence precedes the shout. The call to silence is a call to prepare for the trumpet of the Lord to shout, to announce, to declare. We have been given the honor, the privilege, the joy of being told by the God of heaven to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). Who are we, that the Lord of all Creation, would so love the world this much that He would shut down all our external idols, so we can see our internal idol (self)? If only we could be honest with ourselves, we love to be heard, we love to be seen, we love to be known by others. We must have a zoom prayer meeting, we have to do parking lot church, we must be on You Tube, we cannot handle the command to be silent. But why? What in the silence scares us so much? What do we not want to hear, what do we not want to see, what are we actually running from?
 
Silence is a gift only God can give to us. For it is in the silence you or others may realize you hear your voice more than His voice; you prophesy your opinion and put His name on it; you don’t really know the Lord and yet you want to lead people to the Lord. Silence is a gift from a Living God. Silence is the only place you will discover who you really are. Silence reveals to you the truth that will set you free. Silence strips you of all the fig leaves of noise, so you can realize you are naked apart from Him even though the noise made you believe you were clothed.
 
Silence is not punishment; silence is the love we have been looking for. Silence is seeing, silence is hearing, silence is knowing and being known. Silence is the greatest gift God could have given a world that He already gave His One and Only Son for. Silence, it is the modus operandi of God before He is about to do something new. It is the stillness we need to re-calibrate our hearts, to realign our relationships, to recognize what is truly valuable. Silence, the gift that is always been available, but few were willing to pay the price to obtain and now it has been given to you. May you know, in the silence, what you thought you knew in the noise, God Loves You, but God also wants you to love Him, not in being seen, but in the silence.
 
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” God knows what is really going on in our hearts, silence shares with us what He already knows, so we can adjust accordingly. Silence is a gift from a loving God, a good Father. Thank you, Lord, for again calling us to hear Habakkuk 2:18-20 “What use is an idol, that a craftsman should carve it—or an image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awaken!’ or to silent stone, ‘Come alive!’ Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all. But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” Silence!

This is Not a Test, This is a Passover of the Lord

After the actual Passover took place in Exodus 12, the Lord through Moses said, I want you to celebrate this Feast of Passover every year and retell the story to your children. I never want you to forget this event. Ever since the Exodus 12 Passover, to this day, Israel and now Christians alike celebrate the Passover as a remembrance meal. But, there was a day in AD 33 when the Passover was not a remembrance Feast of Passover, but the actual Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, was being sacrificed at this Passover in 33AD. Many believed this was just another celebration of remembrance of a past event from Exodus 12.

The church has been celebrating communion as long as I can remember, this is a version of the Passover meal remembrance that Israel celebrates. Some Christians, have even begun to celebrate an actual Passover at this time of the year. Therefore, we are not unfamiliar with this Feast of the Lord, called Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread, which includes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.

With that said, I have heard people say, this current situation we are in is only a test. It reminded me of, “The Emergency Broadcast System which was initiated in 1963 during the Kennedy Administration, to allow the president to address the entire nation in an emergency. …The tests of the system lasted 35 or 40 seconds, with TV stations usually displaying a test pattern and announcing that the test is under way. A loud high-pitched obnoxious tone was followed by the familiar phrase “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. If this had been an actual emergency… .” I grew up hearing, this is a test, this is only a test.

Israel grew up hearing this is a Feast of remembrance, a feast of remembrance. Therefore, like Israel on the Passover night Jesus was actually crucified, we have come to believe we are in another test. However, may I propose to you, this is not a test, this is actually another Passover we are in right now. The Lord whispered to me this morning, THIS IS NOT A TEST, THIS IS AN ACTUAL PASSOVER”. The point of a test, training, simulation, etc. is to prepare us for when the real time is upon us. We have been practicing communion for years; we have been celebrating Passover for centuries; and we have been going to church for who knows how long. But this is not a test. We are not in a test. We are in a historical moment in history, we will tell our children’s children about. This is an actual Passover of the Lord.

We are being delivered right now as we speak, as the nations. The “Egyptians” we see today, we will never see again. This is not a test, this is not training, this is not a simulation exercise, this is the Feast of the Lord. This is a real life Passover. Read Exodus 12-14 to know where we are. Put the blood on the lentil of your doorposts. Take communion as a family. Obey your leaders for they watch over your souls (Hebrews 13:17). Righteousness is exalting the nations and God is eradicating wickedness. When we come out of our houses, once this Passover is completed, we are going to celebrate in the streets like you have never seen before and the nations, the Egyptians, everyone will know THE LORD IS GOD! It is a great day to be alive.