Interceding and the heart of worship

 

Isaiah 29: 13 “The Lord says, ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.’ (They worship me in vain. Their teachings are but rules taught by men.)”

In the morning, I prayed in the spirit for two hours. In between, I paused to wait on God then asked Him in my own dialect to give me the discerning heart and to be able to interpret the unknown tongues I prayed and so it was. I was astonished that my prayer in the Spirit is totally opposite to what I was praying in my mind when while I paused in between, I can hear myself speaking in unknown tongues and after a pause, I could hear myself uttering a prayer in pure English. It was contrary to what my thoughts was praying and wanting to pray. Truly our spirit search our inner being and true needs. God knows the best for us. How could I have known that my spirit was so thankful to God? How could I have known that I did wrong, the reason I hear myself asking for an “apology…sorry…sorry Lord”? How could I have known that I need to worship the Lord more and more expressing my deepest gratitude and adoration first than jumping into praying for someone or asking for something for myself in my mind? If I was not able to pray in the spirit I could have not known all these.

I’dwanted to pray for my future because I have dreamed of a significant event regarding my career in the early morning. I wanted to know its meaning so then again I asked God to help me interpret my dream. Then I hear myself groaning, crying and wailing. I don’t know why. After that, I saw a vision of blood dropping and Jesus on the cross suffering. I saw His face full of blood with the crown of thorns on His head and His right arm and hand was suddenly focused on my gaze. A large nail was positioned on His palm so I cried out of horror when it was nailed on His palm. It seemed I felt His pain, His agony so I can’t stop crying and wailing.

Next vision was the earth. He demonstrates how and why He died for us. I cried bitterly and guilty because I had asked selfishly, seeking my own.

When I saw the vision, I learned that God wants to show us what and how He suffered for us when He died on the cross for our sins, to save us. He wants us to take the cross and follow Him, to share His suffering but that excludes our own selfish ways, ambition…He wants a total surrender. I already had seen the movie ‘Passion of Christ’. Honestly, I can’t endure watching the scene in which He was tortured. Nonetheless, the vision itself reminded me not to forget how He suffered much for us…for His love for us.

At the end, I asked Jesus to stop showing me the gory thing because I could endure no more to see it…One thing, Jesus doesn’t want us to pity ourselves. Self- pity is a sin.

So, do we have the right to say that we’re suffering much more than He had? Can any of us die for the sake of mankind, for its salvation, for paying the price,for its sin?

Our pain is like a pinch or a bite of an ant. Do we have the right to complain then?

Isaiah 29: 15 says, “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘He did not make me’? Can the pot say to the potter, ‘He knows nothing’?”

 

Romans 8: 18 – 27 Apostle Paul say, “I consider that our sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

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Another vision I saw is a golden stairway to heaven with a throne full of light then a blood from it descending. I saw the flag of China and America so I started praying for it. Finally, I saw the flag of the Philippines. I was afraid and don’t want to see the vision. The flag was being torn and burned and I saw a dirty pool of water with fetus swimming and jumping out of it. I could even see tadpoles and sperms. I really don’t know what it meant so I pray in the spirit and waited.

 

The greatest commandment and the heart of worship…

Mark 12: 30 say, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

This week, I have encountered a very significant event. For the past years, I did not give much attention or importance in worship. I did not give much time and did not even give my heart into it. I simply used to be a church goer like I onlycould sing songs with Christian lyrics if I was in the church as of weekly routine and the rest of the entire week was spent with my work, my hobbies and going out to have fun like shopping.

What really is worshipping the Lord? Why do we need to offer worship to our Creator? Do we simply just worship Him once a week, like only on Sunday in the church service? If that is so, it’s like we’re not feeding much our soul and spiritual needs. It’ll become malnourished. Nevertheless, God created the world and everything in it for seven days. It was perfected for seven days.  Seven is God’s perfect number not one or two so in the same way, we must pray and worship the Lord for seven days a week—that’s every day! Likewise, since we eat physical food every day, we must also eat spiritual food every day because we are spirit-man.

I wanted to talk with this significant event. It was when I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to sing and pray in the spirit inside the comfort room. It took two hours. At the near end of it, I was prompted to prostrate on the floor. At first, I was reluctant thinking the floor is not clean but when I saw a vision of myself doing the thing I was asked to do, I was compelled. My mind panicked. I was afraid to disobey the Holy Spirit’s prompting. So instead, I took a plastic stool and prostrate myself with my head on top of it. At that time, I was so afraid. I might grieve the Holy Spirit if I disobey. After that, I wailed for the reason I don’t know. It’s a continuous one and suddenly stopped; I felt relieve.

The following day, I was playing CD with devotional songs. While I was singing and praying both in the flesh and in the spirit, the Holy Spirit touched me; I cried and wailed for no reason. My mom then told me that I could have had closed the door or enter into my room so the neighborhood would not mind out from their curiosity since there were two cab driver who curiously stood at the gate. So I responded, “I was not able to stop the thing that was happening to me. I can’t help it.”I was thinking of the incident that happened inside the comfort room. If you’re prompted by the Holy Spirit to worship this and that way, you could no longer think of finding a comfortable place or else you would lose the privilege, opportunity and even the blessing.

My mom then insisted, “But they are unbelievers. They could not understand.” I knew that my mom was so mindful of the neighborhood.She wished I could have had enter into my room or locked the door in the living room so they could not hear me crying and singing. Honestly, many of us had never enter into the realm of worshiping the Lord in the beauty of holiness because we are so conscious of the time, our surrounding, the people around us, what they say, what we looked like when we lose our poise if we cried out all our emotions during a worship service inside the church and the chores like babysitting, cooking, mountains of laundry, homework that keeps spinning in our head that awaits to be done.The heart of worship is total surrender.

Isaiah 30: 16,18 says, “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and REST is your salvation, in QUIETNESS and trust is your strength, but you would have none it. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who WAIT for Him.”

REST means SURRENDER; In QUIETNESS means WAITING ON GOD.

Colossians 4: 5 says, “Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News. Be wise in all your contacts with them.” (Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.)

Being wise in acting toward outsiders does not mean keeping in secret your way of worshipping as a believer of Christ if you’re just worrying of being their stumbling block.After all, worshipping the Lord does not limit to the physical act of singing, prostrating yourself, lifting up your hands to heaven, etc. but on how you live your life as a Christian, a believer of Christ.

PRAYER:Matthew 10: 28, 32, 33, 38, 39 say, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father in heaven. And anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

Lukewarm Christians

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May 28, 2014 —I woke up from a dream. It’s not a good one. We’re on a long journey—me, my dad, sister, relatives, classmates, friends and workmates. We dropped and went into different places, cities and provinces by bus. These events tapped or had touched my personal life which includes my sickness, healing, personal problems, career, personality, spiritual growth.

I’m going to start with…1.My sickness – It was represented by a former male high school classmate who tried to harm me. I was afraid of him when I knew he was demonically possessed. I screamed for help and so I was helped. I was being treated and was kept inside the house for so long to heal my emotional distress until all of them went away and left me. I decided to come out from my comfort zone though I was still in pain. Along the stairs, I saw the person who caused my sickness and pain. He also was being treated. The bad thing about it was I developed an arrogant character upon seeing his kind of healing which is more likely as punishment. He was publicly humiliated, was compelled to pray with his hands open sideways with candles around him and dead leaves. I told myself, “So I was right that he was really demonically possessed. There’s no reason for me to be guilty since I did not gave a false testimony against him.”

Thoughts to ponder: Beware of false witnesses.

Proverbs 12: 17, 19, 22 say, “A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.”

Proverbs 13: 3, 10; 16:18 says, “He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Attitudes to work with: lying, deceitfulness, arrogance and pride

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2. Then I went down to play with my cousins. While playing, I was trying to trick and deceive them by playing dishonestly. I told my aunt, “It’s okay for him cause were cousins.” I laughed. I thought, “It’s just a game anyway.” But my cousin did not respond; he kept silent.

Thoughts to ponder: Proverbs 16: 8, 9, 17 say, “In his heart a man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps . . . the highway of the upright avoid evil; he who guards his way guards his life.”

Attitudes to work with: dishonesty, unscrupulous, unjust

3. I was bored to wait for them because I was finished with mine so Ilay on the ground. I saw my dad and my deceased uncle. My uncle’s face was so pleasant. I call their attention by playing like a beggar. My dad approached me and gave me few peso coins.

Thoughts to ponder: Beware of love of money

Ecclesiastes 5:10 says, “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income…”

4. We were told to go to other place so we must prepare. I was undecided to either fix myself or not because I was too lazy. We headed toward the airport. There I saw my former workmates. I start bragging to my seatmate telling, “Look at their outfit, they’re cool right? I used to wear that and do what they’re doing.”

Thoughts to ponder: If you are taking much importance with your job, work, career or whatever you call ‘em, I mean like if you prioritize them above God then you won’t be ready for the coming of Jesus. Many people,even Christians,nowadays are so busy with work and other stuff– can’t have the time to worship the Lord, prayand read or listen to His word; make excuses. We must not forget why and whom we are created to—that is to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, to love Him and to do His will in our lives.

We must also focus on the present to move on towards the future.

Philippians 3: 13-14 say, “. . . forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Attitudes to work with: pride, boastfulness, slumber, unable to forget the past and move.

5. Along with us is my former high school crush who also had a crush on me but he did not talk to me.

Thoughts to ponder: We must not regret on our past mistakes. Instead, we must focus on the present to move on towards the future. If you are so much affected or too focused with your partner or relationships (friends, family, relatives, boyfriend/girlfriend…), you won’t be ready for the coming of Jesus.

Romans 14: 10- 13, 19 say, “You then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

Psalms 37: 1- 11, 39,40 says, “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this; He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it only leads to evil.For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the Land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”

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6. The bus we rode on passed again in a familiar place until we arrive in the bus terminal where a woman of sixties, who was escorting us and whom I thought was my relative went out from the bus to go to her canteen. My two former male classmates (the other one who had caused me pain and sickness) went with her. The two had to stay there while the rest of us must continue on our journey. It went long. I was bored waiting in the bus so I went to the canteen to check on them. There I found my two former classmates sitting on the chair. They seemed don’t know what to do. When I saw the situation, I had the urge to help though I was not asked. My relative knew what’s lacking and need to be done. She’s about to get mad at my classmates’ lack of initiative so I hurriedly ran towards the kitchen when I saw someutensils had lain on the table unsanitied. I took a pot and put the kitchen utensils into it. I then went back and carry with me a quarter gallon of lukewarm water.

Later I realized that those stuffs need boiling water to be sanitized but because I was conscious of the time, I simply ignored and was contented with the lukewarm water.

Time passed. I thought my relative will stay for another hour so I fix myself—went to the toilet, put powder on my face and even took a nap. I did not notice that my relative is preparing to go back to the bus when I saw her carrying a bag of rice for our next ride. I was told by my classmate that she’s about to go back but I was so slow in fixing myself and was busy with other stuff. I was about to run after her but I rememberedI left my things so I went back inside. When I get on my feet, I’m too far to be heard. I don’t want to be left out but I also don’t want to go unprepared, not even leaving my other stuff when I was stumbled by my slipper. I could have run barefoot but I did not. My mind was willing but my body is weak.

Thoughts to ponder: Matthew 26: 41 says, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

2 Corinthians 12: 9 says, “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weaknesses.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

 

7. Finally I went out and tried to call her to wait for me but I was made mute. I panicked as I was waving my hands hoping the bus driver or the passengers could see me so it would stop because I could see it pulling its wheels out from the terminal. But on my dismayed, I was left out.

Thoughts to ponder: Due to my eagerness to help others, I was not able to help myself nor by others. Due to my undecided, unwilling, unprepared spirit and too much love of my stuff (career, properties), I was left out.

Proverbs 14: 10, 12 say, “Each man knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”

Matthew 7: 1- 5 say, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judged others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your own eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

 

This calls for warning to our spirituality…

The lukewarm water represents lukewarm Christians. Inorder to be much effective, we must be on fire, boiled in our Christian faith. We must not settle with lukewarm water that could not make our utensils clean and pure.

If we want to continue on our journey, we must leave behind our sickness, past hurts…Let us not make excuses of our sickness (emotional, physical…) for our inability to take action or make a move or to be used for God’s work. If we dwell on our problems, distresses, weaknesses, pains and sufferings, we’ll never move on to the next level or route of our journey.

If we’re given much time and chance, let’s grab it. Let’s not waste our time and slumber since the time is really running so fast.

READ: Romans 8:1- 16 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, inorder that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires, but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful man is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

You however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Therefore brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”

 

Romans 13: 8-14 say, “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

 

Romans 15: 1-3, 5, 7, 13 say, “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’ May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

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Science of Tongues

 

speaker: Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj
Glossa is a Greek word for tongues which means a language, a different foreign tongue. Speaking in tongue is praying in a different foreign language.

In the last days, heavenly and earthy realms will become one.

2 Corinthians 12:3- 4 says, “And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows—was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.”

Genesis 11:1, 9 says, “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech…That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”

Mark 16:17 -19 says, “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well. After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he has taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.”

Acts 1:8; 2:4 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

The ultimate purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to make you sons and daughters of God.

Romans 8: 14, 15 say, “Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship (adoption), and by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

Why is it so important to speak in tongue? Because…

  1. It’s like an umbilical cord that connects us to heaven, to God.

Proverbs 1:23 says, “If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.”

Isaiah 44:3 says, “For I will pour water to the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

Genesis 2:8 says, “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.”

Revelation 22:1 says, “Then the angel showed me the river of water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb.”

John 7:37-39 says, “On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”

1 Corinthians 2:12 -13 says, “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.”

  1. Evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit

Acts 2:4 says, “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

Acts 19:6 says, “When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and theyspoke in tongues and prophesied.”

Acts 10:45 – 46 say, “The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even to the Gentiles for they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.”

READ: Exodus 28:33 – 35

 John 14: 16says, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.”

 Acts 15: 26says, “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about it.”

  1. Enables us to offer pure worship to God

1 Corinthians 14: 15say, “So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.”

Acts 10: 46say, “For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.”

Songs are given in the Spirit without limitation of human language but pure language of the Spirit.

  1. Edifies and builds us up  – you’ll accelerate in your spiritual growth

1 Corinthians 14:4 says, “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.”

At least you pray in the spirit for 3 hours a day.

  1. It refreshes you – Isaiah 28:11, 12 says, “Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to His people, to whom He said, ‘This is the resting place, let the weary rest’; and , ‘This is the place of repose’ —but they would not listen.”
  2. Grows your faith – Jude 1:20 say, “But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.”
  3. Enables you to talk with God directly

Amos 3:8 says, “The lion has roared—who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken—who can but prophesy?” If you dream of a lion, will you rebuke it? Lion symbolizes God but it could also symbolize the enemy, the devil.

  1. Increase Spiritual Sensitivity to the Spirit of God and spiritual realm.

1 Corinthians 2:9 -11 say, “However as is it written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

When you speak in tongue, two things happen simultaneously. Your spirit-man reaches deep into you and searches all things insides you and mix the real innermost in your life known to God.Your Spirit man really know what you really needs in your life, not what you want.

 

  1. Enables you to know the will of God

Romans 8: 27 says, “And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”

We thought we know how to pray but we really don’t know how to pray…so ask the Holy Spirit to help you and you pray together.

2 Chronicles 20:20 says, “Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”

 

Genesis 28: 12, 13 says, “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the Lord and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.”

The Holy Spirit is the coordinator

Matthew 3: 16says, “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.”

Luke 3: 22says, “and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove.”

Acts 1: 2 says, “until the day He was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.”

6 Levels of praying in unknown tongues:  3 of them are earthly and 3 of them are heavenly

  1. Stammering tongues

Isaiah 32:4 says, “The mind of the rash will know and understand, and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.”

  1. Pure language – the stammering tongue become a pure language

Matthew 5: 48say, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

“After speaking in tongues continuously for seven hours while fasting for seven days, the Lord appeared to me. With Him He gave me a preaching and drawing revelation knowledge.” (Sadhu)

 

  1. Groaning in the Spirit – Romans 8: 26says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”

The Holy Spirit and you becomes partner. It is a pure and high level of intercession.

  1. Tongues of angels

1 Corinthians 13:1 says, “If I speak in tongues of men and of angels…”

READ: Zechariah 2:1 – 4; Ezekiel 10:2; Daniel 10:6;12: 5 -7

Have you experience speaking in different language and then suddenly change to another foreign language like you’ve spoken many languages at a time? What is that? It’s a tongue of angels. You’ll know that they come and stand with you if it happened.

Angels have their own languages. The shortcut to have the presence of angels with you is to build a life of prayer. Angels love a prayerful person like Daniel. He prays day and night to the Most High God.

 

Daniel 10:11 says, “He (the angel) said, ‘Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.’ And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.”

 

  1. Languages spoken in heaven

2 Corinthians 12:4 says, “—was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.”

Revelation 10:3 says, “…and he gave a loud shout like the roar of the lion.”

 

Revelation 4:1,8say, “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this. . . each of the living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is to come.”

 

Revelation 5:13 says, “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!’”

 

Revelation 6:6 says, “Then I heard what sounded like voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages and do not damage the oil and the lamp.”

 

No two people’s language is the same in heaven. There are so many languages in heaven.

 

  1. The language that God himself speak in heaven

It’s a totally different language from others.

 

Isaiah 28:11 says, “Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to His people.”

 

Daniel 5:5-28 says, “Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his knees knocked together and his legs gave way. The king called out for the enchanters, astrologers and diviners to be brought and said to these wise men of Babylon, ‘Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom. Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant. So king Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled.

The queen, hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. ‘O king, live forever!,’ she said. ‘Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale! There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king, I say —appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. This man Daniel whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.’

        So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, ‘Are you Daniel, one of the exiles of my father the king brought from Judah? I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it. Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.’

        Then Daniel answered the king, ‘You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means. O king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. Because of the high position he gave him, all the peoples and nations and men of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humbled, he humbled. But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone he wishes. But you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praise the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.

        This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

        This is what these words mean: MENE: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

        TEKEL: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

        PERES (the singular of PARSIN): Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

 

When you see a vision or have a dream, don’t just use your mind to interpret but ask God and pray. Ask God for an interpretation like what Daniel did as he said, “God had spoken in His own language.”

 

These are the 6 levels of tongue in the earthly realm and the heavenly realm. Then heaven and earth will become one.

 

Why is it so important for you to build a life of praying in the spirit?

It’s because when the final outpouring is poured out to the church, the earth is going to experience a great flurry of angelic activity. We’ll walk together with clouds of witnesses. It’ll be common for us to talk with angels. In addition,angels are in the King’s seat. If you are in the King’s seat, you must then speak their (angels) language.

 

Daniel 1:4 says, “young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and the literature of the Babylonians.”

 

Finally, the very reason why we must speak in tongues is for us to “Walk with God” like how Enoch, Abraham and Moses walk with God.

 

The Power of the Holy Spirit

speaker: Benny Hinn

READ: Isaiah 32:15 says, “But once more God will send us His Spirit. The wasteland will become fertile, and fields will produce rich crops.”

 

Genesis 1:1-2 says, “In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit ofGod was moving over the water.”

 

Job 26: 13-14 says, “It is His breath that made the sky clear, and His hand that killed the escaping monster. But these are only hints of His power, only the whispers that we have heard. Who can know how truly great God is?”

 

Isaiah 6: 9-10 says, “So He told me to go and give the people His message: ‘No matter how much you listen, you will not understand. No matter how much you look, you will not know what is happening.’ Then He said to me, ‘Make the minds of these people dull, their ears deaf, and their eyes blind, so that they cannot see or hear or understand. If they did, they might turn to me and be healed.”

 

Job 33:4 says, “God’s spirit made me and gave me life.”

 

Acts 28:25 says, “So they left disagreeing among themselves, after Paul had said this one thing: “How well the Holy Spirit spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your ancestors!”

 

Hebrews 10:15-16 says, “And the Holy Spirit also gives us His witness. First He says, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come,’ says the Lord: I will put the Laws in their hearts and write them on their minds.”

 

Jeremiah 31:33 says, “The new covenant that I will make with the people of Israel will be this: I will put my law within them and write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

 

We can’t know God without knowing the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now ‘the Lord’ in this passage is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom.”

 

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.”

 

Isaiah 59:19 says, “From east to west everyone will fear Him and His great power. He will come like a rushing river, like a strong wind.”

 

Ezekiel 36: 27 says, “I will put my Spirit in you and will see to it that you follow my laws and keep all the commands I have given you.”

 

We can’t live a life well pleasing to God without the Holy Spirit.

Micah 3:8 says, “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.”

Without the Holy Spirit, no one can prophesy. (READ: Micah 3:1-12)

 

You are protected from the enemy by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:13-17 says, “For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by theSpirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children. For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead the Spiritmakes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, ‘Father! My Father!’God’s Spirit joins (commune) himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children. Since we are His children, we will possess the blessings He keeps for His people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for Him; for if we share Christ’s suffering, we will also share His glory.”

 

No angels fully know God, only you and me because of the Holy Spirit.

“Koinonia” which is a Greek word for “communion” has 7 meanings:

1. presence

2. fellowship

3. sharing together

4. participation with

5. intimacy

6. friendship

7. communion

Acts 2:4 says, “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”

 Acts 1:8 says, “But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 Acts 4:7-8 says, “They made the apostles stand before them and asked them, ‘How did you do this? What power do you have or whose name did you use?’ Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, answered them…”

 Acts 5:32 says, “We are witnesses to these things—we and the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to those who obey Him.”

 Acts 6:10 says, “But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him.”

 Acts 7:55 says, “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw God’s glory and Jesus standing at the right side of God.”

Only then if we are in the spirit we can see God and hear His voice.

 Acts 8:29 says, “The Holy Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to that carriage and stay close to it.’”

You will never know your‘calling’ if you don’t know the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit convicts, teaches, commands, guides and warns…

Acts 15:28 says, “The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to put any other burden on you besides these necessary rules…”

Acts 16: 6-7 says, “They travelled through the region of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit did not let them preach the message in the province of Asia. When they reached the border of Mysia, they tried to go into the province of Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.”

Acts 18:26 says, “He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took home with them and explained to him more correctly the Way of God.”

 

 

LEARNING TO WAIT (PART TWO)

 

Speaker: Rev. Neville Johnson

 

When all fails, read the bible.

Psalms 62:5 says, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.”

 Isaiah 40:31says, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.”

Waiting is necessary to give God time to restore us. Let it heal you by anointing. Divine intervention happens when we start to seek the Lord. Revelation on truth that carries with it the power to fulfil the revelation within us. It’s God’s ways of breaking in your shortcomings. Restoration of all things, all hereditary problems have to deal with.

Acts 3:21says, “He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets.”

Natural mind is the enemy of God, one of the greatest problems our emotion has to be dealt, healed, restored before taken into kingdom realm.

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ENOCH (part 1) –

Enoch is the seventh generation from Adam. His life is prophetic for the end times.

Jude 1:14 -15 says, “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: ‘See, the Lord is coming with thousands of His holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

 

John15: 15says, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know His master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

 

Luke 17:26 says, “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.”

 

Revelation 12:1-6says, “A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood infront of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the dessert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.”

 

There are 3 companies of people in the days of Noah

1. Enoch’s company

2. Noah’s company

3. people who died in the flood

The days of Noah will be the days of the Son of Man.

Revelation 14:1-5says, “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His name and His father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like a roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as first fruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.”

 

Revelation 17:3-6says, “Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The title was written on her forehead:

MYSTERY

BABYLON THE GREAT

THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES

AND THE ABOMINATION OF THE EARTH.

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.”

 

Revelation 12:17 says, “Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”

 

Revelation 13:7says, “He (the beast out of the sea) was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.”

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ENOCH (part two)

READ:Revelation 11:2 says, “But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months.”

 

1 Peter 3:18-20 says, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the dark was being built. In it only few people, eight in all, were saved through the water.”

Genesis 5:22, 27says, “And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Methuselah lived 969 years, and then he died.”

Methuselah is the oldest man ever lived. He lived for over 900 years. His name means dart or the coming of the flood. When he’d die the flood would come so God delayed his death.

As it was the days of Noah, shall it be in the last days.

READ: 2 Peter 3:11says, “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.”

Obadiah 1:21 says, “Deliverers will go up on mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”

John 3:13 says, “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.”

Mark 6:41 says, “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.”

John 17:1 says “After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.”

John 1:51 says, “He then added, ‘I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

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RENEWING OF THE MIND (part two)

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Be renewed by the renewing of your mind.

Mind is one of the marvellous creation of us by God.

How does it function?

Matthew 22:37- 38“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.”

If your mind, heart and spirit’s desire come into union, you can enter into the spiritual realm.

Matthew  6:21-23 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.”

Ephesians 5:18-19 says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”

 

How do we get our minds renovated?

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RENEWING OF THE MIND (part two)

The Holy Spirit can erase false concepts, images, era and override them with truth destroying stronghold of lives. Be careful what you feed in your mind.

Leviticus 9:6 says, “Then Moses said, ‘This is what the Lord has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the Lord may appear to you.”

5 offering to bring into perfection

1. burn

2. sin

3. meal

4. peace

5. trespass

Leviticus 1:3; Exodus 12: 3-9

10 is the number of testing and 7 is the number of perfection.

 

AS THE DEER

God spoke to me from deep within my heart. He speaks to us every day but we don’t always recognize His voice or hear Him nor notice that He is speaking to us. Like the flood, typhoon or whatever calamities that come in our lives through problems, since our problems are our natural calamities, He directly speak to us through real physical destruction: typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, flood, earthquakes, fire, plagues that destroy our crops, properties…and even our physical body.

 

DEVOTION:Psalms 29: 1-11 says,

1 Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.

8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.

And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever.

11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people.

 

We are powerless but God is powerful, we have a powerful God. We are created to give unto the Lord glory, strength and worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.What make Him beautiful is not the physical qualities but His holiness. However, we tend to be proud because we also wanted to be glorified and worshipped (fame, acceptance, and self-gratification). That is why God disciplined, warned, remind us by directly speaking to us through flood, typhoon, earthquake, thunder, fire…For instance, in the days of Noah, the voice of God is over the waters.

V.4 …the voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

In verse 5, it mentioned that the voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. Cedar is a tree. When a strong typhoon strikes, it can even pull out the roots of a strong tree, struck it down and break it.

In Exodus 14: 21, it mentioned that though Moses stretched his hand over the sea, it was not his power that drove the sea back with the strong east wind and turned it into dry land but it was God’s hand.And if that east wind was used to show God’s power and majesty, He could also use another east wind to strike a nation for example like what had happened to Visayas especially to Tacloban City which was devastated by an east wind so that He could show He’s in control. He is all powerful. Since He is a just God, He disciplined us if we deem to be disciplined.

In verse 7, “the voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.” Volcanoes may be sleeping but God could also speak through them. Here in my current city (Davao), the biggest/ largest city in Asia, the people are confident because it does not experienced great typhoon or earthquake. However, here lies the highest and the largest elevated volcano in my country. One eruption could blow the whole city and cover it up.

In verse 8, “the voice of the Lord shakes the desert…”Earthquake is unpredictable. What nation could boast and say, “I am great!” when she’d be shaken, ifits foundations tremble and if all on her surface breaks and fall apart? When Japan was struck by Tsunami, its high technology was not able to fully control the destruction. God resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. When He sees that we are not depending on Him because we thought we already are great and have everything, He will punish, discipline or reprimand us because He loves us. He will show His supremacy over to us since without Him, we are nothing.

Nevertheless, let us not lose hope. All this natural calamities and disasters will really come to pass but God himself as faithful, loving, gracious and merciful as He is has promised that He’ll give us feet like that of a deer. He mentioned it three times in separate scriptures. See 2 Samuel 22:34; Psalms 18:33; Habakkuk 3:19. They all says, “He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on high places.”

What is the feet of the deer looked like or why does our Father wants us to have the feet like the deer’s? Simply because its feet is designed to climb even the highest mountains gracefully! In a way He wanted us to walk, run or climb in a graceful manner; He also wanted us to climb not just at the foot of the mountain, but onits peak! We are not the tail, but the head. Through His Son Jesus Christ we are victorious by the blood of the lamb, by His own son’s blood!

That is why if we do say “REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.” we must not grimace if we are in pain or in distress if problems or worries besets us as if we have a weak and useless God because certainly we have a strong and powerful God who is in control. “Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS” means in pain or in gain.In the book “The Purpose Driven Life” written by Rick Warren, he mentioned that “Problems force you to focus on God, draw you closer to others in fellowship, build Christ-like character, provide you with a ministry, and give you a testimony. Every problem is purpose-driven.”

 

MEDITATE:Psalms 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.”

They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness! 

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Speaker: Sadhu Sundar Sulvaraj

 

We are mere unprofitable or useless good-for-nothing-bumps servants.

READ: Ezekiel 37:7-10

It’s He that causes you to prophesy, to do miracles…

 

There are 9 kinds of manifestations:

1. Visions (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17) Visions of God is the basic foundation. We have to see our God, our creator first then He will let you experience other manifestations. He will show you the future. When our spiritual eyes are open, it can see not just God but also the Devil and the angels. Don’t narrow the gifting. Have an open heart. We’re so busy minding God’s business that we forgot to mind our own business. We’re so mindful of God keeping His word that we forgot to do our work. We must unscrew our minds.

No one can claim that they have the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit.

2. Prophesying (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; Acts 2:4,7-11; 1 Corinthians 14:1; Acts 21:8-9; 1 Corinthians 14: 22-25)

3. Slain in the spirit (falling over like drunk)

What causes people to fall…?

The flesh can’t contain the powers of God that comes down.

(Genesis 2:21, 17:1; Numbers 22:31; Ezekiel 1:28, 3:23; Daniel 8:17-18; John 18:6; Acts 9:4)

4. Quaking and shaking (Exodus 19:18; Daniel 10:7; Isaiah 64:1-4)

It happens because of the presence of the almighty God or of an angel.

5. Drunk in the Spirit (John 4:5-29; John 7:37-39; Jeremiah 31:12)

Be careful of deceptions. (READ: Matthew 4:8) The devil can also lift you up in the ministry. Devil can also show you visions. So whether you get an invitation, always ask whether it comes from the devil or from God. READ: Psalms 104:15; Acts 2:13-15

6. Laughing in the Spirit (Genesis 17:17; Psalms 2:4; Luke 10:21; Acts 13:52)

7. Singing in the Spirit with beautiful oriented dancing (1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:19; Samuel 6:14, 15; Psalms 149:3; 30:11)

8. Trance (Numbers 24:4; Acts 10:10; Acts 22:17)

Church lost the powers of the age to come because of its too much philosophical, intellectual and logical reasoning.

Trance is body unconsciousness. You won’t feel anything around in your surrounding because you’re too focused of the spiritual vision.

9. Speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44, 46; 19:6; Mark 16:6)

Book entitled “Into His Likeness” speaks about this gift of the Holy Spirit.

Speaking in tongues is our birth right so we can speak directly with God himself personally.

Advantages: it edifies you, builds you up, making you very sensitive to the Holy Spirit

(1 Corinthians 14:4; Jude 1:20; Isaiah 28: 11-12)

Your voice changes into rough and tough as you speak in tongues. That’s the time He speaks to you with the same avenue and answers back to you. And when you pause a moment and become very quiet and wait for God, that’s the time He gives you the interpretation.

(Isaiah 28: 11, 12; Ezekiel 47:1)

The communication link is called “tongues.”

The rivers of the Holy Spirit flows at 4 levels. (Ezekiel 47: 1-5)

1. ankles

2. knees

3. loins

4. neck deep

The flow of the Holy Spirit is increasing from level to level, not a torrent flood. The angels of God assigned to measure your capacity to receive whether to go higher to the next level or just stay where you are.The capacity in which the Holy Spirit’s anointing flows /increases depends on your capacity to mature and grow in the things of God and your capacity to believe and receive. If you only believe in ankle level, it’d just stay in the ankle. When they measure, they’ll say “Oh this guy does not believe anything beyond that.” So they’ll only release ankle level anointing in his life.  But the moment they are already ready, they’ll release them, “Ok, you’re ready for the next level.” As a child learning to swim grow a little longer, you’ll venture to try to swim in knees.

(Genesis 1:2; Hosea 6:3)

Next generation must have a child-like faith that implicitly obeys without asking questions. If Jesus told you, “Sit”, sit. If He told you to stand, stand and would not ask “why?” Walk hand in hand with heaven above.

Finally, one angel explained to me the meaning of the former and latter rain. Former rain is our fellowship that comes into glory whilst latter rain is “your time”.

Natural and spiritual will work together in the sense of obedience. You must be God-seeking people and great lover of God.