Truth Can Hurt, but It Does Set You Free
30 Thursday Apr 2015
30 Thursday Apr 2015
29 Wednesday Apr 2015
28 Tuesday Apr 2015
When I was a child my mom used to read us stories, that at the moment seem fun, but I never would have considered them life lessons. But, now that I am older, the Lord brings back to remembrance many of these stories that were stored in my mind even while a small child. One of those stories is that of The 3 Little Pigs. I am sure many of you can picture the story even as you hear the title. The basic premise of this story is prophetic for the season we are in. Some are building houses of straw, some our building houses of wood, but there are a few who are building a house of stone. Noah built something the others weren’t building and it saved his life and the life of his family. So, there is biblical precedence for building something others may not understand.
Now the truth of the three little pigs is that all three pigs knew there was a wolf and that he sought to destroy their lives, but only one of the three little pigs built a house that the wolf could not penetrate. I Corinthians 13:3 says, “But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.” Everyone is building something, but the quality of the materials they are using will be revealed in the very near future. A flood came to Noah’s day, the breath of a wolf came to the 3 little pigs and Paul says, a fire is coming in the future.
It doesn’t take many minutes of watching the news to realize we are in a season of God revealing the foundation on which things have been built and with what materials they have used. Just the other day many temples, buildings and historic sites were toppled in Nepal as a major earthquake hit. Just days before that, South America experienced the eruption of an ancient volcano that shot ash 9 miles into the sky. Not many years ago, here in America we watched as two towers that represented the financial prosperity of the world were leveled to rock and rubble. Building materials that looked stable on the outside proved to be not as strong as we may have once thought.
A storm is coming, it is going to shake everything that can be shaken inside of us, so that what cannot be shaken will remain. But it is not here yet, which means there is still time to build your house on the inside, making the Lord your refuge and strength (Psalm 91). The warning signs are so obvious, you have to literally ignore them to say you don’t see them. My prayer is that you would build a house that can’t be moved, which is a Psalm 91 house, but even if there are those who don’t read this, I still want to be a house that those can run to, even if there’s are torn down by the storm. The three little pigs all survived because one pig was prepared for the storm. Will you be the one to hear this word and build a Psalm 91 house?
25 Saturday Apr 2015
Blood Moons, Judaism, last days, NASA, Shaking, solar eclipse
Joel 2:31 “The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives.”
Acts 2:20 “The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives.”
Revelation 6:12 “I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood.”
To begin our discussion on the blood moons, it is important that we realize it is biblical, which means they were God’s idea, not man’s. Science continues to confirm the existence and creative genius of God and the blood moons are just another example of that. NASA has a website of all the solar and lunar eclipses that have taken place in the past and that will take place in the future, along with all the blood moons, both past and present. For you that want to do more scientific research on this biblical sign and wonder, I encourage you to do so.
The blood moons are just that, they are a sign God placed in the heavenlies to let us know what is on His calendar (Genesis 1:14). Mark Biltz says, “if you want to know what is on God’s day planner, you need to get on God’s calendar.” Creation is extremely scientific, how the planets, universes, stars and galaxies work is very scientific and by definition mathematical. But for us that are not interested in learning higher level math, God breaks it down for us in simpler terms using signs like blood moons.
4 consecutive blood moons is called a Tetrad, over the past 500 years we will have had 4 Tetrads and the significance of this is mind blowing, for number one Tetrads are a rare occurrence to begin with, two they always carry great significance for Israel and the world, and three to have 4 in 500 years is showing signs of acceleration of kingdom plans. So, let’s look at what has happened over the past three occurrences of a Tetrad (4 consecutive blood moons).
1492 -93 Tetrad – The Spanish Inquisition took place, C. Columbus (who is believed to be a Jew) escaped Spain and helped find a place of safety for the Jewish people.
1947-48 Tetrad – Israel became a nation in a day.
1967-68 Tetrad – Jerusalem became the capital of Israel and the 6 day Cold War happened.
We are in the midst of the 4th of 4 Tetrad’s right now. 2014-15 is the time frame of our current Tetrad, with all the enemies of Israel surrounding them, with America not showing support like we have done in the past, with this being a Shemitah year (Sabbath year for the Jews), we are living in a very strategic time in history. I encourage you to read up on the blood moons from others much smarter than me. Mark Biltz has a book called Blood Moons that is very good. Jonathon Cahn has a book called The Mystery of the Shemitah and The Harbingers which is insightful and John Hagee wrote a book called The Blood Moons, all great resources for further study.
My personal belief is that we are about to have a world altering, earth shaking experience this fall that will usher in this kingdom of God and change the face of Christianity forever. It is exciting times to be alive, there is no reason to fear, but it is a time to draw near. Jew and Gentile are going to become one new man, so why not start understanding Jewish things, for they affect us more than we realize. Remember, Jesus, the first apostles, and the majority of the people we read about in the bible were Jewish. They are our history and our future. What a mighty God we serve.
19 Sunday Apr 2015
Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them (men and women); and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it…”
When we get off even a little bit from the truth of the word of God, it will eventually be that we are way off and noticeable to all. Unfortunately, in the church today, we have gotten off of the mandate to multiply and have engaged in the three “M’s” of ministry. We have moved from the mandate to multiply and we have manipulated, marketed and manufactured the gospel.
Manipulate means to manage or influence skillfully; to adapt or change to suit one’s purpose or advantage (Dictionary.com).
Market means a meeting of people for selling and buying; demand for a commodity (Dictionary.com)
Manufacture means to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality (Dictionary.com)
The reason we like using the three “M’s” of ministry is because it is a great way to make money. The gospel was never meant to be manufactured, but because we have lost connection with the vine (John 15:4) we had to manufacture fruit in order to keep making money. So, we have bookstores filled with books of the same spirit, saying the same thing. We have manipulated the people into believing that the manufactured gospel which is produced in mass for the masses is what the Lord intended. We convince ourselves that if the Apostle Paul was here on the earth today, he would get on television, radio, podcast and platforms to preach his message. But is that really what our mandate is, to mass produce?
When we seek to be restored, God Himself resets us back to the original factory settings and when this happens, everything looks different, tastes different, smells different. God’s original plan was for us to multiply, not to mass produce. He even reiterated his multiplication mandate in Matthew 28:19-20 saying, “Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the Name…teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you…” How do you baptize a nation? How do you understand teaching them to observe?
For us to fulfill the great commission, us, all of us, not just a few certain people, we have to be in the lives of people. To baptize someone you have to be there and to let someone observe you and everything the Lord has taught you, you need to be in their life. Our mandate to multiply is discipleship. No it is not glamourous, no it is not going to make you famous on a national and international level, no it is not going to make you a millionaire, but it will make you rich. We were mandated by God Himself in Genesis and Matthew to multiply not manufacture, market and manipulate.
The storm is coming to soak the soil of people’s heart, so they can receive the word that will separate them from the world and make them into disciples. The only thing that is eternal is people. Jesus said, heaven and earth will pass away, but My Word will never pass away. He is the Word become flesh who dwelt among us (John 1:1). The mandate is to multiply!
Multiply means to make many, increase the number, to increase by procreation or natural generation (Dictionary.com)
Jesus multiplied Himself by 11 and those guys multiplied themselves and on and on it went, so now I am a disciple that is called to multiply. We have got to realize the disciples did not heal the sick to make money, they did not cast out demons to write books, they did not preach the gospel to become a Pastor, they did not prophesy so people called them Prophet or Prophetess, they did it because it is what they were discipled to do. They were not seeking to be rich or famous, they were seeking to make disciples. They were servants who were told to take up a towel, not sit on a certain row.
When we return to our mandate to multiply, we will see the signs, wonders, miracles and greater things Jesus spoke about, not to make us famous or so we can start a ministry, but so we can make disciples and see the crime rate in our city decrease, the fathers stay in the family, the abuse of women and children come to an end, poverty eradicated and safety return to our streets. When we obey the multiply mandate and make disciples, our community, our city, and our country will be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is how you baptize nations, by making disciples in your home, office or school. The day is coming when this dream is going to be a reality, for this is God’s multiply mandate.
15 Wednesday Apr 2015
As I sat in on an Intercession and Warfare class taught by Heather Eschenbaum, author of the book, Fasting Is Not About Food, she made mention of her time growing up on a farm and spoke about a combine. It was like an arrow that was turned to lightning that flashed across my spirit as the word combine harvester was spoken. I studied this word out and the Lord began to minister to me about the combine harvesters that are coming and what they will do.
Combine harvesters are machines that harvest crops, combining three separate operations of harvesting into a single process. The three procedures include reaping, threshing and winnowing of the grain. It is one of the most economically important, labor saving, inventions of our time and God is making teams of people into combine harvesters.
Luke 10:1-3 “Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. And He was saying to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go, behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.’”
Combine harvesters will speak and their words will separate the grain, which is weighty, valuable, and portrayed as people in Scripture, from the stalk, which is light, weightless and which the Lord revealed to me as systems (political, religious, educational, worldly). The Lord is going to send in teams of people to harvest fields that are ripe but still connected to the stalk. Once the grain is separated from the stalk, the Lord will store the grain in places that it can be processed (discipled) and then sent out to produce more grain.
In John 12:24 Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” Jesus was the original grain that went into the ground and died, we are the much fruit, but there is more grain to be harvested. Many of us are like grain that has been hidden in the ground and has died, but the Lord says, your death to self and systems is going to produce much fruit. We are the combine harvesters.
God has hidden us in the secret place, while He created us into an invention that is economical and labor saving. As we are sent out into the harvest fields, it is to gather grain. Grain is people and people are the only thing that is eternal. Our job is to speak the TRUTH, which will set the people free from the world’s system, religion’s system and the other systems. I wish you could hear me shouting…The Combine Harvesters Are Coming!
12 Sunday Apr 2015
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish (cast off restraint); but happy is he who keeps the Law (commandments).”
What vision is Solomon speaking of in the book of Proverbs? Vision of your church? Vision of your nation? Vision for your life? Many a sermons have been preached from this very passage, but today, the Lord is expanding our vision, so we can see not only clearer, but deeper, wider and with more clarity. I believe the vision spoken on here is an ever increasing vision of the kingdom of God on earth. It is so much bigger than just you or me, one church or ministry, or even one nation or continent. This is about God and His vision that He is giving to people for the advancing of the kingdom.
Vision is defined as the faculty or state of being able to see; imagine. Every one of us has limited vision, no one person, no one race, no one church, no one denomination, no one religion has complete vision, but when we come together, our vision increases. In my short span of life on earth I have seen the increase from 2D to 3D and even 4D vision, but the Lord showed me today, that He is about to unveil 5D vision.
2D vision as I am speaking is my understanding of Christ in Me the hope of glory. Jesus inside of me, through the born again experience (John 3). 3D vision is when I take my born again experience and add the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2). 4D vision is the revelation of the Father as good, which has been recently added. So, I have 4D vision because I have the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and Me. But, there is more just around the corner, as if this is not enough.
5D vision is the understanding of Judaism, the Jews and Israel, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and me. Paul talks of this in Ephesians 2:15 and Jesus speaks of it in John 10:16 when it is called one new man or one flock under one shepherd. I believe, God is calling Christians to seek to understand Jews, Judaism and Israel, for in our understanding of them there are treasures that will broaden our vision. When we seek to understand the Bible without the Jews, we live with limited vision.
I believe God is releasing 5D vision, before the world can produce a 5D television, so we can see clearly what God is doing on the earth. The Jews have been blinded to Jesus until the full measure of the Gentiles come in (Romans 11:25), but the Gentiles have been blinded to the reality of Jesus as a Jew, until the Jews and Gentiles become one new man. We are on the fast track to 5D vision and once we have it, we will be unstoppable, for the kingdom of God will be seen on the earth as it is in heaven. 5D is on the way!
10 Friday Apr 2015
alarm, Blood Moons, Christianity, JOel 2, Martyrdom, News, solar eclipse
In a world of information highways, worldwide webs, multiple search engines, GPS’s and social media explosions, there is not much room to say, I didn’t know. The information can be overwhelming, knowing what is truth and what is inflated information is a challenge, but still there is no way to say, I did not know. With a Bible in our own language, multiple Bibles in people’s homes, churches on every corner, we have no excuse when it comes to what is going on. From CNN, BBC and Fox to Prophets, Pastors and Teachers, the message is clear, we are on the verge of something major taking place. But what exactly is going on, how do I prepare and what is God saying in the midst of all the noise?
Joel 2 could be an article in the newspaper today and people would find it explaining what is happening right now on the earth and in the heavens. It starts out by saying in verse 1 “Blow the Trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my Holy hill. Let all the inhabitants tremble for the day of the Lord is coming, it is close at hand.” It goes on in verse 31 to say, “The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.” These verses can also be found in Acts 2:17-21, for a New Testament correlation. So, with blood moons, solar eclipses, advancing enemies, silent leaders, beheading of Christians, Israel being surrounded by enemies, sons and daughters arising, restoration being preached, and the kingdom of God becoming more visible on earth, what are we to do, who are we to be?
Matthew 7:24-27 speaks of two houses, one whose foundation was on the sand and one whose foundation was on the rock. The foundation could not be seen until the storm came. On the outside both houses looked strong, stable, and safe, but the storm revealed the foundation. I believe a storm is coming (you can see my article titled, A Storm is Coming, if you want to hear more), not to destroy us, but to reveal our foundation to us, so God can restore us. Deception is thinking something is the truth, when actually it is a lie. Many are deceived, they believe they are safe, that there is no storm coming, and that nothing is going to change. But the truth is, we are on the verge of a great and dreadful day. It is going to be great for some and dreadful for others.
The alarm is sounding, now is the time to get out of debt not go deeper into debt; now is the time to make time to pray and read your Bible, not rely on someone else’s interpretation of what God is saying; now is the time to get your house in order, do a foundation check, and slow down so you can hear the voice of the one who calls you out of darkness and into light. The alarm has been sounding for a while now and whenever an alarm goes off, you know a storm is near. Joel 2:13 says, “Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity.” The alarm is sounding, so you and I can return to the Lord!
08 Wednesday Apr 2015
Hello fellow bloggers, sojourners, remnant ones,
Some of you have asked how to reach me in order to ask questions, have discussions or share something you do not want public. First of all I am honored that something I am sharing is resonating with you. We are the body and this is an ever expanding community of which I am enjoying thoroughly. So, thank you.
My website is http://www.mouthpieceministries.net
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Those are two ways you can reach me and I have a Facebook Fan Page under the name Lisa Great.
I look forward to corresponding with you on a greater level and thanks for all your comments additions and thoughts on what the Lord is teaching me.
08 Wednesday Apr 2015
If you were to go up to someone that is sick and ask them if they want to be made well, in our society, some would get offended by the question, others would get sarcastic and some would oblige. It seems like a question that has an obvious answer, but is it possible the answer seems obvious, because we are not sure what the question means? In John 5 Jesus encounters a man sitting outside the gate of the temple called Bethesda. This man, has a deep seated and lingering disorder, of which he has suffered for 38 years. This is the context in which Jesus asks the question, do you want to get well.
Jesus noticed two things about this man, one, the man was helpless and two, the man had been in that condition for a long time. These are the things Jesus is thinking about when he asks the man, do you want to get well. What is not stated, but is implied, by the man’s response to Jesus’ question, is that he felt like he had seniority, he was entitled to be healed, because he had been in that condition for so long and had been at that gate for more time than others. Have you ever met people that feel like time in a certain condition, entitles them to be picked first? Some people have been in the wilderness for a long time, they have dealt with one disappointment after another. If we are not careful, we will think we deserve something, because of how long we have been in this condition.
Jesus asked the question, do you want to get well, He did not say, do you want to be healed. Healing is different that wholeness. Many people get healed, but they are not made whole or well. Jesus knew He could heal the man, but He wanted the man to know He could also make him well. I believe the Lord’s desire is to make us well, which includes healing, but requires partnership between us and God to take place. Remember the story of the 10 Lepers in Luke 17, how all 10 got healed, but only one was made whole? The one was made whole, because he partnered with God by coming back and saying thank you.
3 John 2 says, “May you prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.” For our souls to prosper, we need to partner with God by having a grateful attitude. Paul tells to give thanks at all times for all things; James says, consider it pure joy when you face trials; David said, give thanks to the Lord; and Jesus said, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name! For us to be made well, to be made whole, we need to partner with God in giving thanks to Him, no matter the season of our soul.
The man in John 5 meets Jesus in the temple after he is healed, and Jesus says to him, stop sinning or something worst will happen to you. This statement offended the man and he reported Jesus to the Pharisees, which began their witch hunt to catch him doing something. People that are not grateful will never be made whole. Gratitude is the key to wholeness, which leads to prosperity. So, the question remains, do you want to be made well?