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May 8, 2017, 9:31 AM

JESUS SAID IT....

We all claim to be "JESUS Followers", and we love HIM with ALL of our Heart so much that we never want to disobey HIM or do what is not pleasing in HIS sight.

Would we love him enough to RE-VISIT the word HE wrote in the Gospels?  Would we love him enough to let go of our pride and our need for affirmation through titles, and validation from men through religious institutions that hand out pieces of paper call "Diploma's" that we covet more than the approval of JESUS Himself?  Would we be humble enough to admit that we have been doing church and ministry our way for hundreds of years just based on what man has decided that would work and has been dictated by changes in historical and political culture, INSTEAD of the WORD JESUS actually spoke in giving us direction??  Are we BRAVE ENOUGH to OBEY what JESUS actually told us to do in the WORD?  I would love to CHALLENGE ALL of US...to get back into the New Testament and RE-READ the WORDS of Jesus through a mind that is not using a FILTER based on Denominational Doctrine, or Institutional Education...and really SEE CLEARLY what HE SAID our directions should be.  

We have gotten SOOOO FAR away from JESUS being the HEAD and AUTHORITY of the BODY....and desiring a position of "heirarchy at the top" of leadership for ourselves....we have USURPED Christ's position of authority over HIS BODY....HE is the HEAD!!  It is NOT ours to give to other men....and it is certainly NOT ours to take for ourselves.  

We read in Matthew 20 the following:  

Matthew 20;20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?”She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.”22 But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”[d]They said to Him, “We are able.”23 So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;[e] but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”24 And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Why are we NOT OBEYING the WORDS of JESUS, and choosing to walk around on our "religious" high-horses, putting ourselve "over our brethren"??  WHY are we walking in such pioty and religious pride that we cannot all submit ourselves one to another???  WHY do we not TRUST that the HOLY SPIRIT is a BETTER LEADER and TEACHER than we are?? 

This is some food for thought....stay tuned on future blogs and classes....MORE TRUE "JESUS WORDS" to come....




January 26, 2017, 10:58 AM

JESUS Said It....

IF Jesus said it, why do we not DO IT?  There are so many things that are in the NT Gospel's that Jesus said, but that we are choosing to ignore.  My question is WHY??  If he left us some divine words of wisdom and instruction why would we continue to ignore it?  I spoke about this in a previous BLOG regarding what Jesus said in Matthew 6 regarding "Secret Ministry".  Why are we so apt to do whatever man has dictacted for years about the way things should be done?  

On another note, where does our modern day "church model" come from?  I hear so many say they want a "Book of Acts" church.  Then again, why do we pick and choose based on man-made rituals and tradtions of men that have been around for decades, versus, what the Word of God gave us an example?  

The BOOK is "Divine" instruction...is it not?  We see in Acts 2:41-47 an original model of the beginning of the church.  Acts 2:45 really stood out in that they sold their possessions and "parted them to ALL men, as every man had need".  WHERE is there a church that gives to ALL that have a need?  Again we see in acts 4:32-37 this same concept.  The needs of others were met.  In verse 34 it stats that "Neither was there ANY among them that LACKED"....there was NO LACK!!  And in verse 35 we see that if you were an "Apostle" you were responsible for the stewardship and that you were to "distribute unto EVERY MAN according as he had need".  If this is the model, why are the so called "Apostolic Churches" and "Apostles" not heeding this instruction??

Instead I have seen large successful churches with loyal members who give to the church but are still experiencing lack, while the Pastor's family live in huge homes and drive expensive cars??  Why is there a single mother in their church asking for prayer regarding getting her kids into an apartment while working as a waitress, and the Pastor will pray...but the member of the church still has LACK.  All the while, the Pastor's young kids are driving brand new luxury cars?

Does NO ONE pay attention to what is in the word as our instruction.

I am learning to pray for and love even these ministers that are "immature" in heart, as they are still the kids of the King.  

Jesus is coming back for a bride that has been made ready.  I pray that those who are just doing what they have always done based on "Man's Model", get a heart change and learn to just walk in the heart of JESUS, this includes myself.

Let us all treat each other as we would want to be treated....

HUMBLING to know that even I (LOL) still have so many things to grow in...including LOVING OTHERS as Christ loves them.

 

 

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May 25, 2016, 8:21 AM

Appalachian AWAKENING

I haven't written here in a while, as I've been traveling much....just got back from an 8-state trip.  God is doing so many wonderful things through "humble" Pastors that carry HIS HEART, and they are positioned in small rural churches in the Eastern hills of Kentucky and Tennessee.  I am SOOO amazed at what HE has planned.   

GOD showed me what HE was going to do in a great time of awakening in those Appalachian mountains.  SEVEN years ago, GOD called me to a small town in Tennessee and I felt such a "BURDEN" for that area and that land.  HE also showed me my spiritual and physical connection to that Appalachian area.  One day in a prayer meeting at a local church in TN, as I stood at the front glass door of a church and was praying over the city and that region, I had a "DAY VISION".  GOD showed me a picture of the Appalachain mountain range, and all through it I saw little "FIRES", and he spoke and said HE is going to start little "fires of revival and outpouring" in that mountain area, that will come together as one huge FIRE of AWAKENING!!  I told some people this in that church (Connection Fellowship) that were there that day.  

On another day, as I was leaving a Sunday service, I was heading South on I-75 and took a LEFT at the Corbin exit, and started driving up Clinch Mountain.  While in my care I hear "audible voices" of a multitude of people "praying in tongues".   I was taken off guard by this, because this kind of thing just doesn't happen to me all the time (lol), and my knee-jerk reaction was, "WHAT IS THAT LORD??"  I heard the Holy Spirit say "Those are the prayers of your ancestors."  I didn't really know what all that meant until the Lord began to teach and show me the true meaning of this later.  (My heritage is that my mom is Cherokee Indian and my dad is Scotch-Irish--both from that Appalachian REGION!!)  God also told me to do some unusual things, like put on moccasins, and walk and pray over "THE LAND".    GOD also prompted me to gather the PASTOR of the CITY and go to the 4-Borders of the City of Morristown, TN (North, South, East, West) and to plant four wooden stakes with the word of GOD in them and to "purify the LAND with the WORD of GOD"!!!  I know this sounds strange....but I did it -- obedience.  

What I discovered later is that in the Shearer Schoolhouse Revival - a series of HOLY GHOST OUTPOURING meetings was conducted in the summer of 1896 in Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States--was characterized by what participants believed to be the biblical experience of speaking in tongues. Many of the participants of these worship gatherings eventually organized into what is now known as the Church of God (Cleveland).  What GOD was saying is that the prayers from our ancestors that prayed for revival are coming together with our prayers, and the bowels in Heaven are going to TIP and the Lord will answer those prayers and cries of REVIVAL in a great "Appalachian Awakening"!! 

The LORD showed this to me SEVEN years ago.  Last year, the Lord propmpted me to start going back to Tennessee.  Last year on the WAY to TN, GOD SPOKE and said, "GO AGAIN UNTIL IT's FINISHED. 

I believe that we are starting to see the OUTPOURING and a GREAT AWAKENING in this Appalachian Mountain Area!!  I know that MANY PASTORS and CHURCHES and PEOPLE have been praying.  This area is READY for REVIVAL!!

The GREAT APPLACHIAN AWAKENING is HERE!!




April 24, 2016, 5:05 PM

God Gave GIFTS.....

I have been traveling for the past three weeks....so happy to be home in Louisiana where I can have some time to catch up on some adiministrative and other tasks.  

I wanted to pose the question to you...."Have you ever been "betrayed", or treated with the "less than" respect or honor that either you expected or felt you deserved?  If you have been in ministry for any length of time, the resounding answer is no doubt a very loud "YES"!! 

While in my car coming home from a ministry meeting, I was having a pitty party for myself, thinking about a time where I was treated with really rude behavior from someone in a ministry leadership position.  So I began to become a little upset...and I started to reflect about this time and talk to the Lord about my "hurt feelings".  I said, "GOD, don't they know who you sent to them, don't they know who I am, that I am a mighty daughter of a King, that carries the glory and fire of your presence within me....why don't they receive me?", and in my pitty party, I felt the presence of GOD just flood my car, and I so felt His GRIEF.  I heard the Lord say, "You are being made one with me in my sufferings.  Don't you know how I felt, when I sent them my Son, who arrived in humility, the most humblest of places, who was clothed in my glory...yet they tried to kill him, even from birth. MY son...who walked as a humble servant, rode in on a donkey...they did not know the KING that was right in front of them, because He came with humble begininngs, they only looked on the outside and did not see the royalty of who He really was. They REJECTED Him, BETRAYED Him, MOCKED Him, SPIT on Him, SCOURGED Him, BEAT HIM, and finally CRUCIFIED Him.  THEY NEVER RECEIVED my GREATEST GIFT...my SON, the Savior of the World....(All because they were looking for a King that would come in all of his pomp and status, riches on a world wide stage ).  So when they REJECT YOU...they are REJECTING another GIFT from me....thus they are rejecting ME."

So my Father continued to speak to my heart to say that as it says in Ephesians 4:7, 11, the GIFTS I have sent to the BODY have been rejected because they judge by only the standard of what the world calls "success"...by what they see on the outside.  The world sees success as someone who has BIG money, BIG houses (megachurches), and FAME (World Wide Ministry Status), and they have rejected the ones I have sent into them walking in with a humble servant's heart!  

I believe the Father is grieved by such prideand arrogance in not accepting HIS GIFTS sent to men..."for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ".

Let us stop glorifying MAN, and let us HONOR ALL of our brothers and sisters in Christ, that GOD SENDS as GIFTS....sometimes in very humble packaging. 

Let us never forget that we are ALL HIS creation, our validation and affirmation of worth should come not from any man, but from our Father...that we are HIS beloved children.

Let us ALL not be guilty by judging the package by the world's standards of success.

Let us NOT reject HIM by rejecting HIS GIFTS!!




March 17, 2016, 9:33 PM

ONE BODY, MANY MEMBERS....

Today I feel a need to express some things that I am seeing that really grieve my heart!!  DIVISION in the BODY of CHRIST is NOT God's heart!!  

What does the word tell us?  

ROMANS 12 :For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

It tells us to not get puffed up and that we are ALL ONE BODY in CHRIST, having many members.  This is NOT speaking of a "MEMBERS ONLY CLUB"!!  I am really greived that I see SOOO MUCH "SELF-promotion" going on, and not UNITY!  I see little "CLIQUES" forming in social media groups and instead of helping to encourage and promote OTHERS, we are CLOSING our 'little cliques" and saying you can't come in unless you are "approved"? 

Women of the Vine is ALL about helping other women grow, be equipped, encouraged and sent out to do what GOD has called women to do individually.  Since when did it become all about "YOU"?  If we are truly wanting to empower women, we have to come together as a BODY UNITED, NOT DIVIDED!!  

I think we can ALL agree that we NEVER want to become "an abomination to the Lord"!!  YET when we start sowing seeds of "DISCORD" (strife, contention) in the BODY, we have become JUST THAT!...an abomination!!  

Proverbs 6: 16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

Let us continue to seek UNITY in the BODY!!  I mean, after all this was JESUS's very important LAST PRAYER in John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may BE ONE in US: that the world may BELIEVE that thou has sent me!

UNITY is a SIGN for the unbelievers...a WITNESS of JESUS and HIS LOVE!

PLEASE let us ALL GET IT!  We have to STOP sowing seeds of division and discord!!  Paul tells us in Phillippians 1:18 that "What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein DO REJOICE, yea, and WILL REJOICE."  Even JESUS warned John in Luke 9:49 "And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us 50 And JESUS SAID unto him, FORBID HIM NOT: for he that is not against us is for us".  

SO MY philosphoy has ALWAYS BEEN if JESUS SAID IT, it does NOT MATTER WHAT "my own opionion is".  WE have to stop putting our opinions and philosophy as MORE IMPORTANT than "THE WORDS OF JESUS"!!!

STOP the MADNESS.  Those that are preaching against the spirit of religion and traditions of men, against the pharisees...I WARN YOU to NOT BECOME a "Pharisee of the Pharisee's" and NOT BECOME what you are preaching against!

LET US ALL EXAMINE our OWN HEARTS...take the beam out of your own eye.  Let us not become "ENVIOUS" of others who are just trying to "PREACH CHRIST"!!

PLEASE PLEASE....WALK in LOVE and UNITY!!

Blessings  ....from one whose heart is grieved.....

..............drops mic....rant over

 

 

 


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