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Teaching (no posting) Sharing relevant Teachings and Insights from various Spirit-filled believers.

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by Victor E., Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Victor E.

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    Yes, keep praying blessing and protection over President Trump, Cabinet and Family (1 Timothy 2:1-8, Romans 13:1-7, Matthew 17:24-27). The Physical #Jerusalem is now officially recognized as the capital of #Israel. [​IMG]

    'This is what the Lord says to His anointed, to Cyrus [king of Persia],
    Whose right hand I have held
    To subdue nations before him,
    And I will ungird the loins of kings [disarming them];
    To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

    “I will go before you and level the mountains;
    I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.

    “I will give you the treasures of darkness [the hoarded treasures]
    And the hidden riches of secret places,
    So that you may know that it is I,
    The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you (Cyrus the Great) by your name.

    “For the sake of Jacob My servant,
    And of Israel My chosen,
    I have also called you by your name;
    I have given you an honorable name
    Though you have not known Me.

    “I am the Lord, and there is no one else;
    There is no God except Me.
    I will embrace and arm you, though you have not known Me,

    That people may know from the rising to the setting of the sun [the world over]
    That there is no one except Me.
    I am the Lord, and there is no other,

    The One forming light and creating darkness,
    Causing peace and creating disaster;
    I am the Lord who does all these things.

    “Rain down, O heavens, from above,
    Let the clouds pour down righteousness [all the blessings of God];
    Let the earth open up, let salvation bear fruit,
    And righteousness spring up with it;
    I, the Lord, have created it.

    “Woe (judgment is coming) to him who quarrels with his Maker—
    A [worthless] piece of broken pottery among other broken pieces [equally worthless]!
    Shall the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’
    Or does the thing say, ‘He has no hands’?

    “Woe (judgment is coming) to him who says to a father, ‘What are you fathering?’
    Or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor?’”

    For the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker says this,

    “Ask Me about the things to come concerning My sons,
    And give Me orders concerning the work of My hands.

    “I made the earth and created man upon it.
    My hands, stretched out the heavens,
    And I commanded all their host.

    “I have stirred up Cyrus and put him into action in righteousness [to accomplish My purpose]
    And I will make all his ways smooth;
    He will build My city and let My exiles go,
    Without any payment or reward,” says the Lord of hosts.

    For this is what the Lord says,

    “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush (ancient Ethiopia)
    And the Sabeans, men of stature,
    Will come over to you and they will be yours;
    They will walk behind you, in chains [of subjection to you] they will come over,
    And they will bow down before you;
    They will make supplication to you, [humbly and earnestly] saying,
    ‘Most certainly God is with you, and there is no other,
    No other God [besides Him].’”

    Truly, You are a God who hides Himself,
    O God of Israel, Savior!

    They will be put to shame and also humiliated, all of them;
    They who make idols will go away together in humiliation.

    Israel has been saved by the Lord
    With an everlasting salvation;
    You will not be put to shame or humiliated
    for all eternity.

    For the Lord, who created the heavens (He is God, who formed the earth and made it; He established it and did not create it to be a wasteland, but formed it to be inhabited) says this,

    “I am the Lord, and there is no one else.

    “I have not spoken in secret,
    In a corner of a land of darkness;
    I did not say to the descendants of Jacob,
    ‘Seek Me in vain [with no benefit for yourselves].’
    I, the Lord, speak righteousness [the truth—trustworthy, a straightforward correlation between deeds and words],
    Declaring things that are upright.

    “Assemble yourselves and come;
    Come together, you survivors of the nations!
    They are ignorant,
    Who carry around their wooden idols [in religious processions or into battle]
    And keep on praying to a god that cannot save them.

    “Declare and present your defense of idols;
    Indeed, let them consult together.
    Who announced this [rise of Cyrus and his conquests] long before it happened?
    Who declared it long ago?
    Was it not I, the Lord?
    And there is no other God besides Me,
    A [consistently and uncompromisingly] just and righteous God and a Savior;
    There is none except Me.

    “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
    For I am God, and there is no other.

    “I have sworn [an oath] by Myself,
    The word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness
    And shall not return,
    That to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear [allegiance].

    “It shall be said of Me, ‘Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.’
    To Him people will come,
    And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.

    “In the Lord all the offspring of Israel
    Will be justified (declared free of guilt) and will glory [in God].”

    Isaiah 45 (AMP
     
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    I just had a dream about this very thing. Rampant Sexual Immorality. The prayer conferences...summit meetings...hotel logs of questionable rentals...secret meetings of some notable Church leaders. God sees it and it makes Him sad. It is not good for Church leadership to be in this, they are held to a stricter judgement. There is abundant mercy, love, forgiveness and grace for them.

    They just need to repent. Repentance is an ongoing process. It is not good for Church leaders to become complacent when they are still babies. Guys, be careful of the Church leadership you submit yourself under. Find someone with longevity. Someone who's been faithful for years and still on fire for God. Jesus said if the blind lead the blind, both fall into a ditch (Matthew 15:14). Christ is quoting Proverbs 29:12.

    'For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them.

    For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. For even though they knew God [as the Creator], they did not honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.

    Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

    For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature], and in the same way also the men turned away from the natural function of the woman and were consumed with their desire toward one another, men with men committing shameful acts and in return receiving in their own bodies the inevitable and appropriate penalty for their wrongdoing.

    And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive, until they were filled (permeated, saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice and mean-spiritedness. They are gossips [spreading rumors], slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors [of new forms] of evil, disobedient and disrespectful to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful [without pity]. Although they know God’s righteous decree and His judgment, that those who do such things deserve death, yet they not only do them, but they even [enthusiastically] approve and tolerate others who practice them' Romans 1:18-32 (AMP)
     
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    This message has been burning in my heart...Just letting Holy Spirit talk...for anyone with ears to hear and eyes to see. For the other burning hearts...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    This message might step on some toes but I love you all, in Jesus name. [​IMG]

    'Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you.

    But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy. If you are insulted and reviled for [bearing] the name of Christ, you are blessed [happy, with life-joy and comfort in God’s salvation regardless of your circumstances], because the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you [and indwelling you—He whom they curse, you glorify].

    Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or a thief, or any sort of criminal [in response to persecution], or as a troublesome meddler interfering in the affairs of others; but if anyone suffers [ill-treatment] as a Christian [because of his belief], he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God [because he is considered worthy to suffer] in this name.

    For it is the time [destined] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not respect or believe or obey the gospel of God? And if it is difficult for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the godless and the sinner?

    Therefore, those who are ill-treated and suffer in accordance with the will of God must [continue to] do right and commit their souls [for safe-keeping] to the faithful Creator' 1 Peter 4:12-19 (AMP)

     
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    You can't prophesy effectively out of jealousy or fear. Honor is the currency and faith is the deliverer. No self-validation. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Christ had no pre-existing relationship to prophesy to the Samaritan woman at the well. Honor > Relationship in the prophetic.

    You cannot even receive from someone you dishonour in secret, even a precise word of knowledge. Lying comes from a place of fear.

    Since Christians are stereotyped as 'religious hypocrites' the deep-seated dishonor deactivates the prophetic. It takes presence.

    Do not be discouraged if the prophetic words are not accurate or super impactful. One plants, one waters. God gives the growth. [​IMG]
     
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    I reviewed a recommendation to read Daniel 3. I believe this is connected...on bowing down (rather refusing to bow down) to the Golden Statue of Nebuchadnezzar.

    Edit: WOW - I didn't even watch to the point of the Statue of Nebuchadnezzar when I captioned and edited this (I was like 1 minute in), and He mentioned it after the fact!!! This is from the Lord (and I just mentioned the Isaiah 45 King Cyrus prophecy - concerning Trump earlier today [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]).

     
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    'It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter' Proverbs 25:2 (KJV)

    'But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

    Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

    The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.

    It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.

    It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

    The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.

    No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

    The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

    Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

    Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

    Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

    God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

    For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

    To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

    When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

    Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

    And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding' Job 28:12-28 (KJV)

    'The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding' Proverbs 9:10 (KJV)
     
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    Powerful testimony on repentance and the power of Baptism! (I've always believed 'repentance from dead works, and of faith toward Gods' Hebrews 6:1) should come BEFORE Baptism in Full Immersion Water). [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    This is also why I don't participate in 'fire tunnels'...

     
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    Biblical masculinity doesn't have to look so monolithic.

    When I read the Bible I see mighty men of valor.

    I see David standing up to Goliath.

    I see Moses standing up to Pharoah.

    I see Micaiah standing up to King Ahab.

    I see Jesus standing up the the Pharisees.

    These were not socially and culturally emasculated men. They were not sissified. They were not weak. They were not fearful.

    I'm so tired of Christian men teaching other grown Christian men what Biblical manhood is and what it isn't (often to cater to the female audience in order to boost their ministry, or to garner favor from a very liberal Church).

    That is stupid and weak.

    Let the Holy Spirit teach you Biblical manhood and make you a soldier.

    Biblical manhood is not monolithic.

    It doesn't have to be submissive, timid, meek, effeminate, or cowardly.

    Last I checked, the heroic men of the Bible were MEN...let the men act like MEN.

    You, men. Don't allow some hotshot minister tell you what you should be...be proud of your masculinity. Let the Holy Spirit make you into a soldier and own it.

    Let the MEN be MEN.
     
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    God says in His Word that His thoughts and purposes are different from human thoughts and purposes. They are higher.

    No one can possibly know or accurately understand what God's will is if they do not study and present themselves approved unto God. (2 Timothy 2:15).

    No one can possibly understand what the Holy Spirit really wants to do or is doing if they do not renew their mind and align it with God's Word.

    To prove what is His good, His acceptable, and His perfect will requires a complete and habitual renewing of the mind. (Romans 12:1-3)

    Sometimes (often) Christians listen to the vain imaginations or opinions of their own mind or heart and not the Holy Spirit because they don't study the Word diligently and allow it to take deep root (False Prophets - Ezekiel 13, Lying Prophets - Jeremiah 23:9-20). Then they wander off into error and wonder why they cannot progress or find spiritual guidance.

    The Bible says that evil thoughts and sin can only come out of the heart (which is the mind by definition because the Scripture says 'evil thoughts').

    'But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander' Matthew 15:18-19 (James 1:14.)

    'Thus says the Lord:

    “Cursed is the man who trusts in man
    And makes flesh his strength,
    Whose heart departs from the Lord.
    For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
    And shall not see when good comes,
    But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
    In a salt land which is not inhabited.

    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    And whose hope is the Lord.
    For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
    Which spreads out its roots by the river,
    And will not fear when heat comes;
    But its leaf will be green,
    And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
    Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

    “The heart is deceitful above all things,
    And desperately wicked;
    Who can know it?
    I, the Lord, search the heart,
    I test the mind,
    Even to give every man according to his ways,
    According to the fruit of his doings.

    “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch,
    So is he who gets riches, but not by right;
    It will leave him in the midst of his days,
    And at his end he will be a fool.”

    A glorious high throne from the beginning
    Is the place of our sanctuary.
    O Lord, the hope of Israel,
    All who forsake You shall be ashamed.
    “Those who depart from Me
    Shall be written in the earth,
    Because they have forsaken the Lord,
    The fountain of living waters.” Jeremiah 17:5-13

    'Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man's skill and imagination' Acts 17:29

    'We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ' 2 Corinthians 10:5

    '“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
    Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
    “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts.

    “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
    And do not return there,
    But water the earth,
    And make it bring forth and bud,
    That it may give seed to the sower
    And bread to the eater,

    So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
    It shall not return to Me void,
    But it shall accomplish what I please,
    And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it' Isaiah 55:8-11 (NKJV)

    The Christian that DOESN'T STUDY their BIBLE diligently has no idea what they're talking about when they talk about God the Father, the Holy Spirit, or Jesus Christ.

    They can only speak from uncertainty, a place without light, or from the opinions of their own mind...if they do not speak according to His Word.

    'For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

    “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’
    Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy,
    Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.
    The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
    Let Him be your fear,
    And let Him be your dread.
    He will be as a sanctuary,

    But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
    To both the houses of Israel,
    As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
    And many among them shall stumble;
    They shall fall and be broken,
    Be snared and taken.”

    Bind up the testimony,
    Seal the law among my disciples.
    And I will wait on the Lord,
    Who hides His face from the house of Jacob;
    And I will hope in Him.

    Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
    We are for signs and wonders in Israel
    From the Lord of hosts,
    Who dwells in Mount Zion.

    And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

    They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward. Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness' Isaiah 8:11-22 (NKJV)

    So when people get angry at the Lord or grumble and complain like the Israelites who died in the wilderness, it is because they refused to really seek and listen to Him. God does not inflict any kind of death or sickness on anyone, these things come from a fallen world that has turned away from the Lord.

    God is into restoration, however, it requires obedience and submission to His Word (Christ). It is only a carnal mind that would be at enmity (opposition) to this and not in agreement (Romans 8:1-11). Thankfully the Lord is doing His Work through faithful disciples and more and more people are being brought to and discipled into True Biblical Christianity, Praise God. [​IMG]
     
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    Look what happened to King Asa when He turned His heart away from the Lord and put His faith into the Physicians.

    'And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

    And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

    And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him' 2 Chronicles 16:11-14 (KJV)

    'Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD' Jeremiah 17:5 (KJV)

    The women with the 12-year long issue of blood...she sought help from the Physicians and only became worse...

    'And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

    Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

    And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

    And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

    And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

    And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace' Luke 8:43-48 (KJV)

    Looks like it's safest to trust in obedience to the Word of God (Christ) rather than the Doctor's, Psychiatrists, Therapists, and Counselor's etc...for spiritual/physical/mental healing and divine health. [​IMG]

    'One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established' Deuteronomy 19:15 (KJV)
     
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    Are you a king under the KING of kings and LORD of lords? Revelation 19:11-16

    'It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink' Proverbs 31:4 (KJV)
     
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    Gluttony, poor diet (and fasting) is not talked about or addressed by the Church much...yet it's a deadly sin that affects lives every day. Far more than most Christians realize.

    'For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church' Ephesians 5:29

    'for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come' 1 Timothy 4:8

     
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