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June 1, 2017, 3:24 PM

JESUS SAID IT....

I cannot believe it is already June 1, 2017.  I haven't written on here in so long....but been very busy.  GOD has been speaking so much...I hope that we all are listening.   NOW is the time for REFORMATION ...and I believe that Jesus actually came to bring it on.  Christ came to bring about a change from the old covenant of a "worldly sanctuary" (Hebrews 9:1),  to a more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building:...(Hebrews 9:11).  The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was yet standing: ...it could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience: Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings and carnal ordinances, imposed on them.....UNTIL the time of REFORMATION! (Hebrews 9:8-10).  JESUS CHRIST was our REFORMER of  a NEW and better blood covenant...HE is our HIGH PRIEST (Hebrews 3:1).  It is because of JESUS that we are now the temple of GOD filled with HIS Spirit.  WE are HIS BODY!!  A body of believers!  But are we really believers?? or in unbelief??

I have come to remind us to LISTEN to the words of JESUS!! If JESUS SAID IT....it may be pretty important to pay attention.  JESUS reminded of this in Luke 11:28--"But he said, Yea reather blessed are they that HEAR the word of GOD, and keep it".  Today, we have made Christianity into such a show of entertainment for our own monetary gain, and I believe that JESUS warned us to SEEK HIM ONLY.  

As I read the words of Luke 11:29-32, I see words written in red, where Jesus informed us that "an evil generation: they seek a sign, and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet."  THE ONLY SIGN we need is the SON OF MAN (v. 30).  Like Jonah, who was in the belly of hell for 3-days, Jesus died, was buried, ascended into hell,...but HE AROSE and is now seated at the right hand of GOD.

Why are we looking to all the dog and pony shows, with man-manufactured artifacts and signs...and saying YES, NOW I believe!  I have a "supernatural" -- but NOT really--because its man made in a factory--sign??  WHY is JESUS not enough?? WHY do we have to go chasing OTHER signs?? JESUS WARNED US....an EVIL GENERATION will SEEK SIGNS.  If JESUS is NOT ENOUGH....does that mean you are in "UNBELIEF"??  Is your unbelief really proof that you are hardened and departing from the LIVING GOD?? (Hebrews 3:12).

Let us PLEASE get back to SEEKING AFTER the ONLY SIGN we need....JESUS!! He loved us enough to die for us on a cross a gruesome death....JESUS IS ALIVE!! I pray that the words of Jesus really resonate...and I pray that the Son of Man is ALL the SIGN we will ever need!!

HIS LOVE is THE MIRACLE!!

 

 




May 11, 2017, 4:14 PM

JESUS SAID IT....

What does it mean to "FOLLOW" Jesus?  Does it mean that we take whatever he was opposed to.....a religious, legalistic, ritualistic, man-made, "temple" and political culture...and continue to operate in that same fashion?  OR...could it be that Jesus came to "CHANGE" that culture...the status quo...of how they had been doing "religion" all those years?  Did JESUS come to bring a new "WAY"?  How can we miss it...when we just have to read what Jesus says.  The Religious and Political climate of that day had been perfected by man for SOOO long...that they found it really hard to believe that someone would have enough courage to stand up to their "Business as Ususal"!!

JESUS was pretty straight forward with them.

Let's look at Mark 7...when Jesus came against a "religious tradition of MEN"!

7 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the eldersWhen they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:‘This people honors Me with their lips,But their heart is far from Me.And in vain they worship Me,Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’11 But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God), 12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, 13 making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

We see where Jesus "discerned" their heart....that their worship was in "vain" -- pointless.  I believe we see so much "heart-less" worship today, that is simply good entertainment.  He also rebuked them for teaching as doctrine the commandments of men....not much more to elaborate on this statment as it is pretty easy to understand.  In their pride they felt to add their own rules and tradtions to what God wanted.  THUS by doing so....they made "the word of God" ineffective!!  They usurped the "authority" of putting GOD first not only in their worship and teachings, but "SELF" had usurped the throne of their heart that should have been reserved ONLY for GOD himself.  

Who do you have on the throne?? And are you giving all GLORY to GOD in all you do???.....

JESUS said it....let us consider it a "warning" to us today to NOT do the same things they did!

When we worship, let it flow straight from our hearts to HIS throne...when we teach, let us not be so proud as to add to or take away what HE has told us...let us reverence the  Word of GOD as our FINAL Authority on any subject.  Let us allow GOD to be FIRST in our lives always....

Prayers...blessings...




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!!


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