If you are watching the platform and not worshipping with your church, you are letting your brothers and sisters fight on their own.
Don’t do that. Please don’t do that. Fight with them the way they are fighting for you. Worshipping together is fighting together.
Your pastors and praise team aren’t putting on a show for you, they are pleading with you to fight with them.
I don’t worship just because my life depends on it, I worship because someone else’s life might depend on it.
If shouts of praise knocked down the walls of Jericho, I’m going to shout until walls of depression and anxiety fall over for someone else. I’m going to worship until the revival God is going to pour out tips over and floods the earth, filling up every family of my church.
There is a reason why the tribe of Judah (praise) went first and it wasn’t to put on a show, it was to win the battle. I want everyone around me to win their battle and I will worship until they do.
There is no such thing as too much worship and there is no such thing as too much Word. Spirit and Truth go together.
We win when we worship. Not just for ourselves, but for someone else too.
A worshipping church is a victorious church. A family that worships together, wins together.
If we try to study the Bible, without the revelation of “The Holy Spirit”; we become the legalist, who judge others, based on what we have studied from the law of “God” But… If we let “The Word of God” written in the Bible to go through our everyday life, with the help of “The Holy Spirit” guiding each & every step of our life; we begin to experience “The Breath of Life” as “Jesus” wants us to
We are not born again in “Jesus”; to live ⁃ As a legalist, to condemn others, of their past failures But… ⁃ As “The sons of God”, to encourage others, to convince others & to bless others, to be ‘the overcomers’ Romans 8: 14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”
In “Jesus”; we overcome the world, just as “Jesus”, who was born of “The Holy Spirit” overcame the world & When we walk in the guidance of “The Holy Spirit” each day; we are blessed, to be seated together in the heavenly places in “Christ Jesus” (meaning —> to have “The Mind of Christ”); so that we too shall overcome the world, just as “Jesus” overcame ⁃ Ephesians 2: 4-7 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus”
When the individual wakes to the knowledge that God is to be known and turns his face toward light he takes the first step toward realization of his godhood; with faith as his shield, the sword of the Spirit in his hand and the spurs of resolution on his feet, he presses on to his fulfillment as a son of God. This is the way to become reborn, the opportunity our human birth has given us. And it is not wise ever to underestimate the strength of our enemy: the prejudices, weaknesses and fearfulness of the human self. We will not suffer such dismay if we know we have them to deal with. But do not give these emotions power over you by dwelling on them in morbid discouragement. This is where you are doctor as well as patient, and awareness of the Love of the indwelling Christ is the medicine, it is the antidote, it is the healing of the Spirit; abide in it, for of yourself you can do nothing and in him all things are possible.
In the human experience are warring natures, hot fermentations, old doubts and cynicisms, the soul sicknesses from which you can be freed if you will set your heart upon him. His healing balsam is Love, it is given you to compound, it cannot be thrust upon you.
May the Lord of all, the very real and present Savior, the very quick, the very vital, breathe his health in you and fill you with divine breath; may he hold your mind in stillness, quicken your thoughts, speak with your tongue and listen with your ear; may he give you the impulse of the moment that you may hold it, illumined.
One has said, “This is no voyage for a little boat, this which my venturesome prow goes cleaving, nor for a pilot who would spare himself.” And yet today when the earth is more greatly troubled than ever before, whole communities of people turn their faces away from their responsibility to a world in peril. In their daily lives, where vigilance should begin, they cling to habits of comfort and self-indulgence, eyes dull, ears stopped, inertia and indifference like chains upon their feet. At no time is this voyage for a pilot who would spare himself-, for his soul’s sake, for his beloved’s sake, and for the sake of his country.
This is a solemn time, for which you have been gently prepared. Keep in the simple path, keep in the Word and it will set you free. And by that is meant that you should be valiant in your insistence upon keeping aware so that you hear the voice within, that the Word may abide in you and in the midst of confusion keep your spirit in peace. This is your role, this is your great service to mankind. Let “I am the Light of the world within thee!”
There is a SECRET WISDOM that God can only reveal to those who are “mature” (1 Corinthians 2:6-12). A secret wisdom hidden in God and destined for our glory from before time began, that had the rulers of this age known of this mystery of redemption, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory. This secret wisdom contains the deep things of God, and is revealed to the “mature” by the Spirit.
This secret wisdom also contains your destiny in Christ, and what God has prepared for you who love Him. Get ready for major revelation to come regarding your part in this mystery. Get ready for an unveiling of your future as you’ve never seen it before. Get ready for heavenly downloads of secret wisdom from the Throne to be revealed to many of you. We are about to go to new levels of glory.
‘It is easy to associate oneself with the collective by deferring to the bureaucracy of “collective responsibility”: “Ours is a good church. We preach the word. We go out to evangelize. We have ministries for this or that”, even though the people in each church who actually are responsible for those actions are a very small minority. That does not stop the collective from taking credit for the actions of the few. It is much more difficult to associate oneself with God by taking up the personal responsibility to love Him and their neighbor, leading by example and service, and encouraging others to do the same.
For these reasons, it is difficult to say that there is such a thing as a “good church”. The sin of Corban is characterized by a system that produces bad fruit even if it looks like a good tree. It hardens the hearts of men, makes them slothful, and it centralizes the salty brightness of individual responsibility to a bureaucratic polity of dead religion and lip-service, thereby enslaving the laity who have willingly sold their birthright and legacy for a bowl of liturgical novelties.
The Gospel of the Kingdom necessarily and thoroughly confronts the sin of Corban. This is not new information. Jesus Christ traveled preaching about “the whole of the law” to address the apathy of people who took his name in vain and to confront the roots of that apathy. He desires a called-out body politic of believers, over which he is the head. The alternative “nullifies the word of God”. It may be comfortable, but it goes with the multitude to do not much of anything. Which is evil.’
When “God” our “Heavenly Father” is first in all the things of our life; everything else will be set in its rightful place
Without “God” our “Heavenly Father” having the first place in our life; we fail to represent “Jesus” in our everyday life & We become selfish, proud & foolish, to do the things that have not the seal of “God” our “Heavenly Father”
When “God” our “Heavenly Father” has the first place in all our thoughts, our imaginations & our desires; we are able ⁃ To die to self everyday (deny ourselves), ⁃ To bear the suffering (take up our cross) & ⁃ To walk as “Jesus” walked (follow “Jesus”) Luke 9: 23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me”
Without experiencing “Jesus” each day; we fail to be the followers of “Jesus” But… Are living in our flesh, being deceived, to believe in the emotional stirring up of our soul as being spiritual; instead of the convictions of “The Holy Spirit” as the true spirituality of life
“The Holy Spirit” is real & the mighty works of “God” are seen, when we die to self, by denying our self will, to walk as “Jesus” walked the earth —> to glorify “God” with all our whole spirit, soul & body each day
We are largely missing the guidance of the Spirit of God in this hour due to our worship of political ideology. Our obsession with “ sleepy Joe” and “ Trump is Cyrus “ prophecies are still tremendously impacting both our missiology and eschatological values and impacting the way we behave as disciples of a kingdom that is not of this world.
Please allow the spirit of the Lord to sever these attachments within you so that we may move forward with compassion for all people and the desire for the healing grace of Christ to touch us all. The reverend Samuel Rodriguez said it beautifully when elaborating on the fact that it is about the agenda of the Lamb alone, not donkeys or elephants.
To further elaborate, this is an issue that although sounds old for some is certainly not. ( keep in mind heresies that have been circulating for centuries are still being combatted.) I hate what this mindset does to deteriorate people and would not care to comment on it whatsoever apart from the fact that I care deeply for the bride of Christ and and burdened when I witness the deception.
I believe that we are on the precipice of a soon convergence of events that will produce revival in the coming years. That, however, requires stewardship within our hearts. An enormous part of that is surrendering to Jesus alone.
St. John’s disciple, Polycarp, was martyred in 155 ad. Before he was killed, he was facing pleas to “ Swear by the gold of Caesar”, he refused to apostatize. I believe that far too many in this time have traded the riches of Christ for the wealth of their Caesar.
With the stances I began taking for prophetic purity beginning in the summer of 2020, in a time where ALMOST EVERYONE was saying nothing but a sweeping republic victory and resulting dynasty, I spoke up and began to say that our endeavors in this fight were not only fruitless and misguided but demonic. Littered with an obsession of us vs them. Completely anti-Christ.
In the wake of that, I have frequently been bombarded with messages accusing me of being
A: ignorant of what occurred during the rise of hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. when I am very well kf aware of the Nuremberg trials and each other occasion in which the psychology of those who aided these madmen were unpacked.
B: Embracing the current social media trends sweeping young people of neo socialism ( marxism)
C: Having no concern for my nation, surrendering to the LGBT agenda, et- cetera.
The ironic piece of this is the seemingly complete lack of attention to what my words are. One example is that when I once posted that zero percent of revival depends on who is our president. I was immediately lit up with comments and questions, and not a single one addressed my actual statement. Immediately they all jumped to the position of fear of the future or a party defense.
It just goes to show how quickly and easily we become so polarized politically even in our subconscious.
I pray earnestly for Trump, for Biden, and for every memeber of those who hold our offices as well as international ones. It’s shocking how few want to do the same.
We thrive on the gossip of the right vs left agenda. We lick our lips over a juicy story of the next “ social war”. We salivate over our favorite “ Christian” talking head making fun of our enemy, deluding ourselves into thinking Jesus would do the same.
“ Look at what a weakling he is!”. We become more educated in the philosopies of Candace owens and her peers than we do with the theologies of the fathers and mothers of the church.
Maybe read the gospels again. Look at the way that Christ lived. Become a disciple and not a politic parrot.
Walking with “God” is not something that we can do on our own But… Something that “God” has to do in us, so that we learn to walk in “The body of Jesus”, by being filled with the fullness of “The Holy Spirit” each day
⁃ John 6: 44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day”
“The Holy Spirit” works very silently; like the wind, whose works are seen, after the wind blows & So it is, with us; who are born again in “Jesus” ⁃ John 3: 7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” For we cannot see, from where the wind is blowing But… We can hear & feel the wind blowing at us; to do the mighty works that is written in the holy scriptures ⁃ John 3: 8 “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”
So it is with all of us; who are being led by “The Holy Spirit” each day ⁃ Romans 8: 14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Without being born of “The Holy Spirit”; we walk in the flesh —> in the darkness of this world ⁃ John 3: 6 ”That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”