Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Doris Wagner - Sexual Immorality & Deliverance

     I found this YouTube video today when I was looking for information on Doris Wagner because I had read she is one of the foremost deliverance ministers and I wanted to know more about her and her approach.
      I would like so much to have met her and discussed these things with her.  Much of what she is describing has been our experience in the healing class.  It would be so good to be able to draw from her experiene.  I guess I will have to read her books.  I have ordered a couple of them from my favorite used book search engine ABEbooks.com.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Treasure Chest - Spirit-Led Prayer Organizer: 40 Prayer Approaches to Meet Your Needs

I have just discovered an excellent resource from Mark Virkler's Communion With God website.  I have posted the beginning of the article below.  You can click on the link to continue reading if you are finding the article useful.
The Treasure Chest - Spirit-Led Prayer Organizer: 40 Prayer Approaches to Meet Your Needs 
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There is more than one way to pray, however,
“If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail."

I build homes – physically and spiritually

I worked on construction crews in my teens and twenties and have built a home which we lived in for many years. So I have a fairly extensive workbench and tool box in my garage, containing tools which I know how to use.
40+ tools I own and used to build my physical home include: hammer, sledge hammer, nails, crosscut saw, skill saw, jig saw, hack saw, chisels, flat screwdrivers, phillips screwdrivers, allen wrench, various size crescent wrenches, pliers, needle nose pliers, adjustable pliers, trowels, mixing pails, paints, various size paint brushes, various adhesives, step ladder, extension ladder, tool belt, face mask, sand paper, wood files, metal files, stipple brush, paint roller, utility knife, measuring tape, square, level, pipe wrench, locking pliers, tin snips, hole punch, stilts, extension cords, power drill, power staple gun and caulking gun.
Below are 40 tools (prayer approaches) which God has taught me over the last 40 years, which I have used to build strong spiritual homes for myself and others. I surely want to be as adept with tools to build a spiritual house as I am with tools to build a physical house, so I have taken the time to learn to use these as needed. I encourage you in a similar endeavor.
Yes, I still hire specialists to help me with jobs in my physical or spiritual home which I feel are outside my area of expertise. However, these 40 will allow the construction of a magnificent castle which the Lord and you may live in and which will shine with His glory.
Prayer takes so many forms. These include communion with God (Jn. 16:13), dream interpretation (Ps. 16:7), meditating on Scriptures (Josh. 1:8), rebuking the enemy (1 Pet. 5:8) to name just a few. This prayer organizer provides a vast assortment of tools and resources placed at your disposal so you can fully and effectively engage appropriate prayers to meet specific needs in your life.
Use persistence! Elijah prayed seven times in a row (1 Kings 18:43). Since we are to persist in prayer as Elijah did (Jas. 5:17,18), by all means pray a prayer seven times in one day (or more) if that is what is needed to achieve your breakthrough.
If your prayer approach is not working then try another prayer approach! For example, if you have forgiven a person many times and still have anger or bitterness toward them, then switch to inner healing prayer or two-way journaling. Ask God to show you what He was doing in the situation, and how He has produced good in your life through it. "A hurt is healed, when you can see the gifts God has produced in your life through it." 

Holy Spirit, which prayer approach shall I use today?

Find the right prayer approach when you need it - Search down through the left column for a description of the need you have. Then go across to the right column for free blogs and worksheets and resources to assist you in praying effectively (Jas. 5:16).

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Great Word from Wellspring Ministries

Such a good word from Wellspring Ministries:

The Season of Joy!  
By Pastor Pat Hadley

Just before the first Passover in Egypt, God made four great promises to his people. These promises correspond to the four cups of a Passover Seder. These promises had direct, immediate application and are beautiful prophetic promises for all who will freely join themselves to God’s people through the Messiah Yeshua. Here’s what God said: 

"Therefore, say to the people of Isra'el: 'I am ADONAI. I will free you from the forced labor of the Egyptians, rescue you from their oppression, and redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as my people, and I will be your God.’” (Ex. 6:6-7 CJB) 

The Four Promises: “I will free you...” 

Literally, “I will bring you out from underneath your enemies.” In the Passover service, this is the Cup of Sanctification. God made a separation between his people and Egypt. So, God makes a separation between his enemies and those of us willing to follow his ways. God calls us: “Special, new creations, the apple of his eye, his prized possession, his sons and daughters, kings and priests on the earth, his beloved bride!” We are to be holy (separate, different) as he is holy. 

What do you need to be set free from? From what do you need to be separated? Does it help you to know that God has drawn a circle around you to bring you out from underneath the weight of oppression? 

The enemy wants to hold us captive to bitterness and anger and jealousy and many other things. God has promised and provided a way out! 

“I will rescue you...” 

It wasn’t enough for Israel to be separated from the Egyptians. They needed to get out of Egypt! In the same way, not only does our Deliverer separate us from the muck, but he offers to lift us up out of it! The important thing is to listen to his instructions and act on them. 

“I will redeem you...” 

God promised to act on his people’s behalf, just like the “kinsman-redeemer” figure in the Bible. He provided a Lamb to redeem his people! So, Yeshua was known as the Lamb of God. He offers to take away our sins through his death and resurrection. 

As we confess our sins we access this great redemption. For example, as we confess to unforgiveness and turn away from it, He frees, rescues, and redeems us from bitterness. 

“I will take you...” 

This is the language of marriage. What a beautiful picture! God was and is preparing a bride. He does this because of His great love for us. 

What is left for us to do? Simply, trust and obey. Trust that God’s way of deliverance is the only way. And trust that His ways bring life and freedom for all those who follow them. As it says in Revelation 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad! Let us give him the glory! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and his Bride has prepared herself." 

May we prepare ourselves by walking in His ways. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Passion Translation--I Hear His Whisper..."i Am The Finisher"

    I very much enjoy the semi-weekly words of encouragement sent by Brian Simmons, translator of the Passion Translation.  This most recent one seemed to speak directly to me--and to others I know!

The semi-weekly e-mail from The Passion Translation.
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On the cross Jesus said "It is finished, my bride!" (John 19:30 TPT), He finished the work of our salvation for His bride. Although the completed work of salvation was finished on the cross, he continues to work through his church today to extend God’s kingdom realm on the earth and glorify the Father through us. He continues to work in us to accomplish all that his cross and resurrection have purchased for us, his bride. We truly can have confidence from what Jesus has already done and promised that He is the Finisher. 

Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team

"I am the Finisher!"

Today you stand at the threshold of a new beginning. All that is around you will change and all that I have planted within you will now grow and bear fruit. For I have great things in store for you, things no one has ever proclaimed to you. Many speak of the rain that will soon fall, but I say, it will be a DOWNPOUR on you! Many speak of the fire, but they have never been consumed. But with you, My fire will rage and not be contained by the structures and theories of men.

There are many who wish for a new day, but you will be lifted suddenly into a season beyond your imagination or your dreams. For it will be MY dream that will be fulfilled in your life. Many scoffers will be swept into My presence and become believers in one day. Many doubters of My power will leave their limitations and pursue ME as never before. The time of the great OUTPOURING upon the nations is near. It will be a day of repentance and a day of gathering.

Those who ignore My truth will be ignored. Those who refuse to gather themselves together will be scattered even further. For I will be worshipped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. So stand firm in Me until I have become your confidence. Set your eyes upon Me and don't be worried about your future and your calling, for I am the God who begins and completes, the Alpha and the Omega. You have seen many times as the Beginning, now you will see me as the Finisher!

Hebrews 12:2 The Passion Translation

"We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was filled with the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!"

Philippians 1:6 The Passion Translation

I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that
the One who began this glorious expression of grace in you will
faithfully continue the process of maturing you through your
union with him and will complete it at the unveiling of our Lord
Jesus Christ!

List some things that you believe God has begun in your life and that you look forward to Him finishing. Write a prayer asking Him to show you His dream for your life.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Proverbs 20:5

A friend brought this scripture to my attention this morning and pointed me to this blogpost who posted it with a photo, so I took a screen shot so I could show it to you.  Profound, isn't it?

Monday, April 17, 2017

God Is Such An Amazing Artist!

The sunset this evening was gorgeous!  A feast for the eyes!  It is such a reminder of how creative and glorious God is!  And He loves us so much he sends beautiful gifts just to give us pleasure.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two Of My Favorite Tools

This is a photo of two of the tools I use much this time of year--a butcher knife and Don's Daylily Divider.  I use the knife for weeding.  I find it so much easier to penetrate the soil to get to the root of the weed using a knife than a trowel, which I used for many years.  I often find knives that work well at thrift shops for less than a dollar--a much better price than typical garden tools and much more effective.  If you haven't already, try it and see.

I have only had the daylily divider a few seasons, but it is the best thing I have ever seen for dividing perennials--not just daylilies.  I use it on my hostas, on pampas grass, on daylilies--anything that grows in a clump that needs to be separated.  You can see Don--the inventor--dividing a clump of daylilies on this YouTube video.  

It is absolutely amazing how the tool pulls the roots apart almost effortlessly without damaging them!  If I am dividing something that I really don't want to dig up completely, I dig on the side of the plant from which I want to separate a clump and insert the divider at the place I have determined would make a good division.  Spread the handles and the clump separates leaving most of the plant intact and still in the ground.  An ingenious invention!! Wish I had thought of it.  
The last I heard, Don makes these tools individually by hand so since they are not mass produced they are a little on the expensive side.  I think the price is about $45, but in my opinion it is absolutely worth every penny if you have a large garden, as I do, with plants that need perpetual dividing.  It saves so much time and results in lots more divisions because all roots remain intact, unlike the way I used to divide by cutting through sections with a knife--or in the case of grasses--a saw!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Progress in Advertising the Draft Horse Show

    A friend and I worked on the Heritage Days Draft Horse Show Schedule, Entry Form, and promotional materials today.  I have the most difficult time getting the columns of premiums paid for each class in the show to line up!  So frustrating!  Anyway, as we were working on the materials we decided it might be a good thing to advertise that we are paying over $13,000 in premiums and awards!  We thought that was pretty good for a little town from nowhere when we discovered in our research that the North American International Draft Horse Show paid $13,855.
     This year we are having two new attractions during the Show.  On Saturday, there will be a Roman riding exhibition, and on Sunday a miniature horse exhibition.  Saved by Grace has also agreed to sing between classes during the show as additional entertainment.
     We believe it is going to be a show not to be missed!  This week I received an inquiry from Oklahoma where one of the top percheron hitches is located.  We have also heard the National Champion 6 Horse Hitch for the past 3 years has it on their calendar.  These horses are amazing to watch, so if you live anywhere near Martinsville, you will want to be here June 9-11 for a wonderful display of horsepower.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners--More Dangerous Than You Ever Imagined

    I have posted articles about the danger of aspartame, Nutrasweet, and Splenda in earlier blog posts but since several people I know continue to drink that stuff, I am posting an excerpt from another article that was posted on Mercola.com entitled, "Artificial Sweeteners--More Dangerous Than You Ever Imagined." If you would like to read the article in its entirety click here.

...How Aspartame Acts Inside Your Body
The two primary components of aspartame, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, are amino acids that are combined in an ester bond. You normally consume these two amino acids in the foods you eat. These amino acids are harmless when consumed as part of natural unprocessed foods. However, when they are chemically manipulated and consumed out of the normal ratios to other amino acids, they can cause problems.
Your body initially breaks down the ester link between the two amino acids to turn them into free amino acids. The neurotoxic effects of these chemicals in their "free form" can result in immediate health consequences such as headaches, mental confusion, dizziness, and seizures.
Your body does require small amounts of these amino acids to function properly. However, the high concentration of these chemicals in the form of aspartame floods your central nervous system and can cause excessive firing of brain neurons. Cell death is also possible. 
This is a condition called excitotoxicity. Your body doesn't recognize phenylalanine and aspartic acid in their free form, but your system will try to manage them through metabolization. Whenever your body tries to process an unrecognizable substance, the stage is set for health problems. The chemicals in aspartame will be absorbed by your intestinal cells, where they will be broken down into other amino acids and byproducts. A large percentage of the absorbed chemicals will be used immediately in your small intestine.

A Formaldehyde Cocktail

Ultimately, aspartame will be fully absorbed into your body. Ten percent of what is absorbed is the breakdown product methanol (wood alcohol). The EPA defines safe consumption of this toxin as 7.8 milligrams a day, which is the amount found in about half a can of diet soda.
It's not the amino acids themselves or the methanol that are toxic to your system. It's the breakdown products they turn into along the way -- either during transport, on the store shelf, or during the metabolization process.
Stored at warm temperatures or for a prolonged period of time, phenylalanine turns into diketopiperazine, a known carcinogen. Methanol can spontaneously break down to formaldehyde, also a toxin, which can accumulate in your cells and result in severe health consequences.
Methanol is found naturally in some of the foods you eat. However, it is never bound to amino acids in nature, as it is as an ingredient in aspartame. In nature, for example, methanol is bound to pectin. Pectin is a fiber which allows the methanol to pass through your body without being metabolized and converted to formaldehyde.8
Since methanol in aspartame has no natural binder, nearly all of it turns into formaldehyde in your body. Formaldehyde (which is used in, among other things, paint remover and embalming fluid) is a poison several thousand times more potent than ethyl alcohol.
The EPA has determined formaldehyde causes cancer in humans. Specifically, it is known to increase your risk of breast or prostate cancer. Incidents of both types of cancer have been on the rise at a pace closely associated with the expanding use of aspartame throughout the world.9 The EPA has also concluded there is no known "safe" level of formaldehyde in your body -- risk depends on the amount and duration of your exposure.
The end waste product of formaldehyde is formate. An accumulation of formate in your body can cause metabolic acidosis, which is excessive acidity in your blood. Metabolic acidosis can cause methanol poisoning and can result in blindness, fatal kidney damage, multiple organ system failure, and death.10

The Major Element of Aspartame -- Phenylalanine

Your body converts the amino acid phenylalanine to neurotransmitters that regulate your brain chemistry. These important neurotransmitters are:
  • L-dopa 
  • norepinephrine 
  • epinephrine 

However, if your system is flooded with phenylalanine as a result of an aspartame overdose, the resulting increased levels of neurotransmitters can cause problems in the physiology of your brain -- problems which have been linked to a variety of psychiatric disorders. You can also be prone to anxiety attacks, depression, headaches, seizures, and tremors.
If you consume too much aspartame in a short period of time, you might also experience immediate reactions including nervousness, sweating, feelings of fear, and heart palpitations. In pregnancy, the concentrating effects of the placenta can magnify phenylalanine levels in a baby's blood by as much as four to six-fold, and can reach levels so high that cell death results.11 It's not much of a stretch to be concerned consumption of high doses of this chemical during pregnancy could result in birth defects.
The genetic disease phenylketonuria (PKU) is a condition in which your body is unable to use phenylalanine at all. If a toxic buildup occurs, it can result in mental retardation. People with PKU must avoid all sources of phenylalanine, including aspartame.

Aspartic Acid and Cell Death

The second largest component of aspartame is aspartic acid. Aspartic acid functions as a major excitatory neurotransmitter in your brain. People who suffer from depression or have brain atrophy have been found to have low levels of aspartic acid in their bodies. As you might expect, the chemical is found in abnormally high levels in people who suffer from seizures and strokes. In very high doses, aspartic acid can cause brain damage.
The term excitotoxicity was coined by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon.12 It describes the ability of certain amino acids like monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartic acid to literally excite cells to death.
The scientific community has shown widespread acceptance of Dr. Olney's concept of excitotoxins and its link to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Unfortunately, the FDA refuses to acknowledge the connection between free form amino acids and excitotoxicity. Consequently, no demands have been made of food manufacturers to eliminate chemicals like MSG and aspartic acid from the food supply.
Excitotoxins can also encourage the production of free radicals. Free radicals can damage tissues and organs throughout your body and may accelerate diseases like arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, and coronary artery disease.13, 14
Your blood brain barrier (BBB) is a system of capillary structures that prevent toxins from entering your brain.If you have diabetes, hypertension, or are a smoker, your BBB may be compromised and you might experience a heightened reaction to aspartame. Unborn children and infants up to one year of age have incomplete and not well-insulated BBB's. Excitotoxins enter their nervous systems easily and quickly. Babies under a year are four times more sensitive to excitotoxins than adults.
During the first year of life, irreversible brain damage can result from chemicals in breast milk that have crossed the unborn child's blood brain barrier. And yet -- few if any pregnant and breastfeeding women are warned of the dangers of consuming artificial sweeteners.

Are Your Health Problems Related to Aspartame Consumption?

You might not realize you're having a reaction to aspartame. In fact, most people don't make the connection, and a tremendous amount of time and money is spent by aspartame "reactors" (people sensitive to the chemical), trying to find out why they are sick. To determine if you're a reactor, eliminate all artificial sweeteners from your diet. If you typically consume aspartame in caffeinated drinks, you'll want to gradually reduce your intake in order to avoid caffeine withdrawal symptoms. After one to two weeks of being artificial sweetener-free, take note of how you feel, especially as compared to when you were consuming the sweeteners.
If you don't notice any significant difference in how you feel, it's likely you're able to tolerate aspartame acutely, meaning your body doesn't have an immediate, adverse response. However, this doesn't mean your health won't be damaged in the long run by this chemical and its breakdown products. My advice is to remain artificial sweetener-free, whether or not you notice an immediate difference in your health. If you notice a positive change in how you feel after stopping aspartame, chances are your body has a particular sensitivity to this toxin.
Formate, which is the waste product of formaldehyde, is suspected of inducing poly chemical hypersensitivity (PCS) in some individuals. If your body develops acute sensitivity to multiple chemicals, you may be unable to tolerate relatively low exposure to preservatives, perfumes and other substances, many of which are unavoidable as you go about your daily life.
Whether or not you're an aspartame reactor, keep in mind aspartame is completely metabolized by the human body, and its byproducts can create a serious risk to your health. Neurological damage can occur from long-term aspartame use.

Adverse Reactions to Aspartame

There have been more reports to the FDA for aspartame reactions than for all other food additives combined. And, there are over 900 published studies on the health hazards of aspartame. You can find a list in the National Library Medicine Index. There are also some 10,000 documented reports of adverse reactions to aspartame, including death. Since it is estimated only about one percent of people who experience a reaction report it, it is safe to assume at least a million people have had a reaction to this chemical. Migraines are by far the most frequently reported reaction. Other commonly reported symptoms of an aspartame reaction include:
Change in mood
Change in vision
Convulsions and seizures
Sleep problems/insomnia
Change in heart rate
Abdominal cramps/pain
Memory loss
Nausea and vomiting
Fatigue and weakness
Dizziness/poor equilibrium
Joint pain

Debilitating, Life-Threatening Conditions Linked to Aspartame

Aspartame has been implicated in a number of diseases, and there is special concern among doctors and scientists regarding the role aspartame plays in migraine headaches, epilepsy, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Aspartame has been identified as a definitive causative factor in the following serious health concerns:
• Migraine Headaches
Aspartame has been shown to trigger migraines, and to cause more frequent, severe headaches in regular sufferers. This is especially true with long-term exposure to the chemical.
• Seizures
In the mid-1990s, a hotline was established specifically for pilots to report acute adverse reactions to aspartame. The hotline received several hundred calls from pilots complaining about reactions to the chemical, including many who suffered grand mal seizures while in the cockpit. In 1992, the United States Air Force issued a warning to pilots to avoid products containing aspartame because it has been linked to seizures and vertigo, dizziness, sudden memory loss, and gradual loss of vision.
Seizures are a primary side effect of aspartame consumption. As if that weren't disturbing enough, they occur in people who've never had a seizure before, and disappear just as quickly when aspartame consumption is stopped. MIT conducted a survey of 80 seizure sufferers. Survey results showed the role aspartame played in those seizures met FDA criteria for an imminent hazard to the public's health.15 This measure is what the FDA normally relies upon to pull unsafe products from the market. Products other than aspartame, apparently.
• Depression
A study begun at Northeastern Ohio University to determine whether aspartame was linked to depression had to be halted. Can you guess why?
Nearly a third of the test subjects in the depressive group dropped out due to the severity of their reactions to aspartame consumption. Two others left the study due to serious eye problems -- one developed a detached retina that ultimately led to blindness, and the other experienced a bleeding conjunctiva of the eye.
• Visual Changes
The individual ingredients in aspartame as well as their breakdown products can do serious harm to your retina and optic nerves. Aspartame has been linked to blurred vision, eye pain, visual hallucinations, and blindness. Formaldehyde is known to cause retinal damage, and methanol poisoning can lead to changes in your vision and ultimately, blindness.
According to Dr. H.J. Roberts, an expert on aspartame who has treated hundreds of patients with sensitivity to the chemical, the visual problems seen in frequent aspartame users are identical to those found in people who developed methanol poisoning from wood alcohol during the era of prohibition.
• Brain Cancer
The subject of aspartame and cancer continues to be controversial. However, there is sufficient evidence of a link to warn off anyone who is concerned about maintaining good health. On the heels of its approval for use in diet soda in 1983, over a million pounds of aspartame was consumed. Less than a year later, in January 1984, the incidence of brain cancer took off at a rate far higher than any other type of cancer.16
According to the National Cancer Institute, there was a 10 percent increase in malignant brain cancer in 1985 -- just two years after aspartame flooded the market in diet beverages. Young women who drink large quantities of aspartame-laced diet drinks are especially susceptible to developing three specific types of brain cancer:
◦ Alioblastoma
◦ Astrocytoma 
◦ Primary lymphoma 
Equally alarming is evidence women of childbearing age who consumed aspartame during pregnancy were delivering babies with an increased risk of brain and spinal cord cancer.17, 18
• Aspartame and Weight Gain
Would it surprise you to learn aspartame may cause you to gain weight? It's true -- products marketed as "reduced calorie," "sugar-free," and "diet" can actually sabotage your weight control efforts.19 The two main ingredients of aspartame, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, stimulate the release of insulin and leptin -- hormones which instruct your body to store fat. In addition, a large intake of phenylalanine can drive down your serotonin levels. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that tells you when you're full. A low level of serotonin can bring on food cravings which can lead to weight gain.20

What Will You Do, Now That You Know?

I hope this report has convinced you one of the worst things you can put into your body, or feed to your family, is the artificial sweetener aspartame. You can read more about aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in my comprehensive book, Sweet Deception, as well as in the outstanding book by H.J. Roberts, Aspartame Disease -- An Ignored Epidemic. I also recommend you watch the excellent documentary Sweet Misery...

Friday, April 7, 2017

DON’T MESS WITH ABRAHAM by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

 Dr.  Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg sheds new insights into the Word through his Hebrew perspective.  If you find this helpful you can read it on his website and also subscribe to his weekly email letter here.


In Hebrew Bible by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg April 4, 2017

In Gen. 12:3 we read a very famous verse: “And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.” Things seem to be clear, but a very important nuance is lost in translation.
In Hebrew, the verb “to bless” is לְבַרֵךְ  (levarech). This is based on the root B-R-K ב-ר-ך, which is connected to the word “knee,” and implies rendering service to someone (bending the knee). Therefore, one possible meaning of this verse may be: “I will serve those who serve you!” To “serve” implies doing good for someone which will result in a benefit for the recipient.
God promises Abraham that “everyone who curses him” מְקַלֶּלְךָ  (mekalelcha) will be in turn “be cursed” אָאֹר (aor). The strength of this promise, however, is lost in translation. The first word for “curses” – מְקַלֶּלְךָ  (mekalelcha) comes from a root that literally means “to make light of something heavy.” The second word for “curse,” אָאֹר  (aor) actually comes from a completely different root that means something like “to utterly destroy.” Taking these insights from Hebrew into consideration, the translation could be presented as follows: “I will do good to those who do good to you and the one who makes light of you, I will utterly destroy.”

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Don’t Let Your Past Hold You Back From His Future.

I received this email from Graham Cooke this morning.  It speaks to me and I believe it will minister to some of you, also.  You can read it online here.

Don’t Let Your Past Hold You Back From His Future.

By Graham Cooke
God wants to clear ground in our lives to make room for His promises and future plans. He wants to heal our past so we can live in our future. But sometimes we can’t move into the future because pain is present in our lives.
Everyone of us, without exception, have experienced a level of pain, hurt, and disappointment in life. For some of us, it could go back to unfortunate childhood experiences. For others, it may be a more recent event. Regardless, these are wounds, small or large, that can affect us everyday. They cloud our future, making it impossible to embrace God as Father and live in our promises.
The point being, they have to go; they have to be healed!

It is God’s intention that you become as He is, whole and complete.

We must learn to get healed as we go; we must become intimately acquainted with His healing process and intentionality in our lives. When you get healed a few times, you realize that the whole point of getting ‘wounded,’ was to experience the pleasure of being healed.2

I want us to experience the fullness of who the Father is, because He absolutely adores us and we need to experience that.

If you are facing any current pain or “stuckness,” let Him touch you right where you are at. He is waiting to refresh and renew you. He is giving you joy, peace, and wholeness in exchange for pain, anxiety, and sadness.4
If interested in experiencing the Father’s healing in this way, meditate on this word from the Lord. Hear His desire to heal you and bring you into a brilliant future:
Beloved, there is a spirit of refreshing that is going to follow you, so give yourself to it physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Come and return to the place of joy and laugher, and I will overcome your staleness. 
I give Myself to you. I favor you. Come, return to My favor, joy, laughter, and happiness. Come and bask in my goodness, kindness, and mercy. Everything about Me is for you! Everything that I am is for you. All that I have is for you. My heart is towards you.
I am listening! Talk to Me. Tell Me your innermost heart. Tell Me your fears and your concerns. I am with you. I am for you. Nothing is too small that I could not be interested in you. Every facet of your life belongs to me because you belong to Me. You are My possession. So relax in My river.
I have got plans to give you confidence to bring you into a place of such incredible trust and faith that you will live the life of an overcomer. I plan to totally change your internal state so that I live on the inside of you in strength, power, and majesty.
I will change your internal state from fear to love, from anxiety to peace, from misery to laughter, from weariness to refreshing. You will find yourself thinking the way I think, seeing the way I see, believing the way I believe, becoming who I am. That is my intention that you would become even as I am, and the world will know you differently for you will be different. So, Beloved, rest and be at peace.
I hope you encounter His healing touch today!
PS) For a more in depth process to experiencing the Father’s healing, check out Prophetic Healing. It’s an audio recording full of promises and proclamations for God renewing us in our journey into our promises and destinies. Oh, and did I mention it’s free this month at Brilliant Bookhouse! Click here to get your copy now!