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KEY TO HAPPINESS

Being happy is the result of revelation of God in YOUR heart. It is the knowing that praise and worship bring the glory of God. That faith and acceptance of who you are in HIM brings the realization that God is love. 1John 4:8 says "He who does not love does not know God, for God is love." In the same chapter John says in verse 19 "We love Him because He first loved us." Verse 21 says "And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God 'must' love his brother also." Love is the "master" key!!! As we rejoice in our saviors birth let us be like the wise virgins and "trim" our lamps and our hearts. MERRY CHRISTMAS... A SAVIOR IS BORN, BORN IN A MANGER...

The Blood Of Jesus

"To Him who loves us and freed us from our sins by His blood, and made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father--to Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen."--Revelation 1:5-6 It has always been the blood and it will always be about the blood! It was the blood that excited John so much that he felt ablaze with the fire of heaven so much that He cried out "To Him be all the glory and power forever!" We, also must feel something of what he felt, see something of what he saw, and feel the fire that moved him to exclaim such praise! First,He has washed us in His blood. The blood provides for us more than we can ever imagine. When we are born again, something happens in our heart, forgiveness and cleansing by the blood of Jesus. The power in the blood has the power of full deliverance even from the stain of sin and washes us whiter than snow. Secondly, the power of the blood is manifested in preparing us to reign and rule in the kingdom, "H…

THREE BLESSINGS

God blessed them:"Prosper!Reproduce!Fill Earth!Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of the Earth"(Genesis 1:28 Message). For six days God created and then He blessed. The blessing wasn't the creation, it was what He said over it! There were three blessings released in Genesis 1:28. First, to be fruitful. The blessing of multiplication is for us to duplicate the life of Yeshua we carry inside of us. Second, to multiply and to cause growth. To become good stewards over what He has given us. Third, to occupy and take charge, to let the glory of Yeshua fill those around us. To reproduce, enlarge and prosper was God's idea for us from the beginning! God wants increase and this is where blessing comes in. Blessing goes past just getting by to lining up with the plans and purposes of God to the point of overflow, fullness surpassed!!! Blessing brings forth situations and opportunities so we can d…

POWER OF THE TONGUE

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44(NKJ) What a concept!!! Blessing is God's way of turning something from one way into another way. God is the God of the turn and the return. Thinking blessing is just the beginning. Speaking blessing releases the blessing! When we voice blessing it releases God's power to work in a person and situation. How wonderful it is when the words we release are the words that breathe out the life of God. "Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit-you choose." Proverbs 18:21(Msg) The tongue may be accused of being the culprit, but the reality of this is an unrenewed mind or heart that supplies the tongue it's content. I believe that one of the reasons we don't see God's fullness in our lives is we haven't learned to bless what God has blessed. "In a word, wh…

SPIRIT PRAYER

When you don't know what to pray...Pray in the Spirit. Have you ever wondered what happens in heaven when you pray in the Spirit? When you pray in the Spirit, the smoke of incense fills the throne room of God. "Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. And he was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints,ascended before God from the angel's hand." Revelation 8:3-4. In the tabernacle Moses was instructed to build was an altar used in free will offerings. There is an golden altar before the throne in heaven(on earth as it IS in heaven). When we pray in the Spirit we activate that incense being burned in front of the throne. God really likes the incense. It creates a fragrance that God loves to smell, it's our Spirit prayer!!! When we pray in the Spirit, it is by our will. We present it wi…

THE WILD THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL

Something is happening differently in the supernatural, a different sound, a different vibration, a different rhythm. The "church" must look different, sound different and act different as we move into the most unique in human history. We are on a collision course with HOLY SPIRIT that is going to reveal the secret things which have polluted our heart. Change has already begun!!! I believe there are some hurdles we must overcome to accelerate this wild & wonderful change and they are all based on fear. First, the fear of man- strong willed, dominant people who use manipulation, control & intimidation to oppose change. Second, the fear of loss- loss of friends or loss of reputation. Third, the fear of failure- what if I try and it's all for nothing, what can I do? Finally, the fear of deception- what if i get caught up in hype & a sense of self-importance. How then will we overcome these heart issues of fear and arise & shine to be the army we must be in t…

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

"Let me give you a new command. Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples-when they see the love you have for each other." John 13:34-35(MSG). Love is something we are commanded to do. It is not based on our emotions, it's based on our obedience. Love has emotions but is not dependent on them. We choose to love, it is our decision. What the world needs now is love, but the world is looking in all the wrong places! As the "church" we need to show the world that through Yeshua, by the power of Holy Spirit, this love can be found. We need to show love! It is the right time now to choose to walk in loyalty and integrity; in humility and grace. It's the time to do the right thing in all things! Many people speak of love, but a person who is faithful to his friends is a rare thing... Let's be one of them!!! AMEN

JEWISH ROOTS

The bride of the west is tasting, seeing and understanding the uniqueness of Israel in the purposes of Messiah and rediscovering the Jewish roots of her faith. By knowing it has always been about Israel and the Jewish people, she keeps that parameter with knowledge she is grafted in with full benefit and inheritance! She is waking up to the fact Messiah is not returning to New York, London or Tokyo. Yeshua will set His feet and His throne upon the city of Jerusalem! Yaweh is unfolding a divine symphony with all the sound and vibration of heaven before the brides(our)eyes. It is our great privilege to be in this epic time as we see His purpose revealed. Those who have asked for eyes to see and ears to hear as the "sons of Issachar", knowing the season they live in and knowing what to say and do, should be praying for the peace of Jerusalem. They(we)need to position themselves and their(our)hearts toward what Yaweh is unfolding inside this ancient city and what He is unfoldin…

EXPERIENCING GOD

We are living in the most exciting time of all history!!! There is a spiritual awakening and refreshing released out of the realm of the supernatural with signs confirming. Sadly, it is happening mostly outside the "church". There is something I read recently, "Religion is someone who has not had an experience with God telling other people who have not had an experience with God about people who had an experience with God." Lord, deliver us from...religion. As we engage Yaweh and begin to experience Him, we will enter hours and days of waiting in His presence. We will experience His heartbeat and know His voice. We will experience one passionate, relentless desire...more...of Him. We will become undone by His glory and love. We will begin to understand that by just being with Him cleanses, refreshes and satisfies!!! That time is here, now, TODAY. Let us all arise, be the church and experience Him in all His love and His glory!!!

KINGS AND PRIESTS

Revelation 5:10 says, "You have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth." We must take dominion as we walk into destiny, eternity. God is calling us to a new thing, a new level of authority, a new level of anointing, a new level of boldness, a new level of confidence and a new level of common sense in the glory. Know that we serve a living God, and He is the One who is giving us the power and the authority!!!

SEEING JESUS AS LORD AND CHRIST

How we "see" Christ determines the impact the revelation has on us. Our embrace of that truth impacts the circumstance of our lives. Our revelation of Jesus, seeing Him as He really is, is our key to transformation within and without. Our revelation of Jesus is our key to receiving, carrying and doing the miracle works of Jesus!!! We must have a revelation not from our "Greek thinking" and logical mind, but from the Holy Spirit to our spirit. Our key to victory is seeing Jesus only and seeing Him as He really is... both Lord and Christ!!! Our response in worship is the key to our transformation... Let us all turn our heads and cast our gaze on Him... Here, Now, TODAY!!! "Then I looked and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, thousands upon thousands saying in a load voice, `worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and…

FAITH REFINED BY FIRE

1 Peter 1:7 tells us, "These have come so that your faith---of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire---may be proven genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." Your faith will go through fire. God will take us through seasons where He toughens and refines our faith. AS you prevail through each situation, your faith will become deeper and stronger. If you need a healing touch, stand on faith. If you need financial breakthrough, stand on faith. If you need a touch in your marriage, stand in faith. If you need deliverance from an addiction, stand in faith. If you need to start moving in the things of the Holy Spirit, stand in faith. When trouble comes, stand in faith. How do you do this? Remind God about His promises--- "Lord You said--- and I'm standing on this." Look at the greatest problem you have, and understand God can make good come out on the other side. "Faith is the substance of t…

BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE

"As Jesus left the house, He was followed by two blind men crying out,`Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!' When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with Him. Jesus said to them,`Do you really believe I can do this?' They said, `Why, yes, Master!' He touched their eyes and said, `Become what you believe.' It happened. They saw." Matthew 9:27-30(The Message Bible) In this scripture, Jesus says, "Become what you believe." So, what are we believing? Our belief has enormous power. When the men said,"Lord, we want our eyesight," Jesus touched them and released the anointing, the dunamis power, to transform them according to their belief! What do you believe? Come in alignment with what He says, because you are becoming what you believe! If you see yourself as God sees you, it doesn't matter what other things are going on, or what other people are saying. In Philippians 1:6 it states that He who has begun a good work in you is faithful to fu…

MUCH GRACE

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says; "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." James 4:6...God is looking for pure hearts, not perfect ones. From 2 Chronicles 29 & 30... When King Hezekiah took the throne, he decided that he wanted to seek after the true God. He announced that he wanted the whole nation to keep the Passover. Those who heeded his request worked diligently to prepare the Temple and themselves to keep the Passover. Even with their tireless efforts, they were not ready on time and had to keep the feast in the second month instead of the first. Finally, the Temple was ready but some of the people were not. In a figure of Jesus our Intercessor, King Hezekiah prayed for those not totally prepared, and God healed them. In Communion, God's heart is for us to do the best we can. We are not supposed to take a bath to get clean enough to take a bath, but to come to God with a pure heart. He gives MUCH GRACE!!!

CONTRACT OR COVENANT

If you will listen obediently to what I say and keep My covenant, out of all peoples you'll be My special treasure. The whole earth is Mine to choose from, but you're special: a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. Exodus 19:5(The Message)....... The difference between a contract and a covenant is that the law binds both a contract and a covenant, but only the covenant is bound by love. The exchange we made with God is legally binding, but because of His love for us, we don't need to show Him the contract. Likewise, we have no need to be threatened by fear; instead let us be motivated with love!!! It is the right time now to do the right thing. He did not call us to be right...He called us to be kind!!!

THANKFUL TO THE LAMB

The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29... The sins of the world were resting squarely on Adam's shoulders. In Romans 5:12 we see that by one man sin entered into the world. So, Adam had all the sin on his shoulders. Can you just imagine Pappa, Holy Spirit, and Jesus looking on Adam and seeing the guilt and shame he wore? Can't you imagine Jesus looking to God the Father and saying, "I can't stand it any longer,I'm going to get him." The Father said, "You know what it will take." Jesus replied, Yes, my blood and my life. At Calvary, when He said, "My God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus felt Adam's loneliness, pain and shame. In the book written by Nicodemus, he gives the account of Jesus going into hell and rescuing those imprisoned by satan. Who do you think was the first one He rescued? It was our grandfather Adam! I believe Adam felt the sam…

FELLOWSHIP

You have a High Priest. Draw near to Him. Come to Him with a heart full of assurance knowing that He IS your Lord, Master, Brother and Advocate ministering before the throne of God for you. When you take Communion, this is not in head knowledge or obedience, it is fellowship of full sharing with Jesus Christ. As you take Communion daily for the rest of your life remember you are having full fellowship with the Lamb of God, our Healer and Restorer. Hebrews 10:21-22... "And having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." Communion is a key to bringing the change in us He is looking for in the "church" as we move into this dispensation of time.

COMMUNION COVENANT

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine, and he was the priest of the most high God. Genesis 14:18... The first type of communion mentioned in the Bible is when Abram returned from a huge victory over his enemies. Melchizedek came and they shared communion after this great victory. In verse 20 of this same passage it states that Abram gave a tithe of all to Melchizedek. The fact that Melchizedek was a king and priest is interesting that He was a foreshadowing of Messiah and the covenant available with Him. Abram`understood His covenant with God and knew that the covenant he had with God was the reason he enjoyed this great victory. In response He shared the increase with the king and priest,the type of Jesus. We also should always remember where our victories come from and in like fashion share the increase. This first type of communion shows us that when God blesses us, we should remember to bless Him and His. Sharing your spoils in victory is a great way to say t…

COVENANT OF MULTIPLICATION

And I will make my covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly. Genesis 17:2... God made a number of covenants in the Old Testament and then concluded them all in Jesus Christ. The most well known of these covenants were with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and David. The verse above refers to the covenant made with Abraham. God promises He will multiply the blessings with the ones He is in covenant with. God multiplied Abraham, Issac and Jacob. He gave them the bounty and the Promised Land. He blessed those who blessed them and cursed those who cursed them. According to the history of the Bible and the testimony of the book of Jasher, the lineage of Abraham, Issac and Jacob were greatly feared among the nations because of the blessings of God that were on them. Our expectation and faith in what God will do for us is dependent upon knowing the promise of the covenant He has made with us. Galatians 3:14 states that the covenant blessing of Abraham is for us in the new cov…

GOD'S PROMISES...YES AND AMEN!!!

For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20... God is of impeccable integrity. What He means He says and what He says He means. He is not a man that He should lie. You can trust Him at His word. He will do what He says will do! Our faith lies in the understanding of our covenant with God. That understanding is that it takes two parties and each of them must be faithful to do their part. The context of 2 Cor. 1:20 is that your yes is yes and that your no is no. This is good news to those in covenant with God. He will do what He says He will do, AND He will not do what He says He will not do. If God says He will not fulfill His covenant with those who don't walk after Him with their whole heart (2 Chron. 6:14), then He is just as reliable in that promise as when He says He will bless those who bless you. God gave us His Word on it!!! His promises are yes and amen. My personal thought on this is Holy Spirit is the ye…

BELIEVE TO SEE

The world view is that we have to "see" to believe. Hence the phrase seeing is believing; while on the other hand the kingdom principle is to believe then we see. This seems to be the practical truth, The kingdom of God is upside down and backward from the world and always will be until who is perfect returns!!!

UNITY

FOR WE BEING MANY ARE ONE BREAD, AND ONE BODY; FOR WE ARE ALL PARTAKERS OF THAT ONE BREAD. 1 CORINTHIANS 10:17 The night Jesus was betrayed, He took bread and He broke it. He gave a piece to each disciple but when you put the pieces together, it still makes one loaf. Likewise, we are all members of the one body because we are all partakers of that one bread. Christ is NOT divided and we are all members of the one body!!! The bread we eat is no different than anyone else's and the cup is the same blood. When we take communion let's remember the others in the body of Christ. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall inherit the kingdom of heaven(the 1000 year reign of Jesus on earth). Let's start working together for the unity of the faith. When you take communion today, pray for the unity of the body of Christ...Amen?

Message Written From "Day by Day" by Gwen Shaw

Great peace have they which love Thy law, and nothing shall offend them! (Psalm 119:168) There is a place in Me where you are dead of the things of the world. In Me there is perfect rest and peace because the Holy Spirit is The Rest and I am The Prince of Peace. You are living in a time when satanic spirits have been released upon the world, but fear not; I am your hiding place and My Word is your comfort. For in the evil days all are under attack, but many do not know how to flee to Me for refuge in the storm. Instead of turning to Me for comfort and strength, they turn to each other and keep talking about their problems and trials. This multiplies them. Satan wants you to be overcome by turmoil, confusion and fear. I call you to rest your case in My hands. Let me plead your cause. When a defendant stands on trail, he is advised to not speak, except to answer the questions that are put to him. So I tell you first of all, find rest in Me and don't talk too much, so that none of …

DRINK YE ALL OF IT

And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it. Matthew 26:27 When Yeshua passed the cup to His disciples at the Lord's Supper, He told them to drink all of it. This commandment offers some information on the depth of His death and sacrifice. There has been much speculation on the actual cause of Yeshuas' physical death. Some say He died from asphyxiation while others have said He died from shock when Holy Spirit left Him. Others have said His heart exploded due to the pressure He bore. However, when He said to drink all of the cup, He gave the greatest clue of His actual death. When the Passover lamb was slain, the lamb was laid on the threshold of the door and his throat was cut. Moment by moment the lamb grew weaker as the blood filled the trough. Finally, due to lack of blood flow and blood pressure, the lamb died. He bled to death. As Jesus, the Lamb of God, was being crucified, He also bled moment by moment. As each drop hit …

KEEP THE FEAST

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:8...... When the commandment is given to keep the feast, it is not just talking about keeping this Jewish memorial but keeping the sin out of our lives. When it says to eat the bread of sincerity and truth, it means that the Holy Spirit will witness to us in sincerity and the Word of God will testify of truth!!! This exhortation is a commandment to rid ourselves of sin when taking communion and to live that way, not just in the feast time, but all the time--as the Holy Spirit and the Word testify for us to live. Communion...A key to overcoming in these days we live...

RIGHTEOUSNESS

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." Rom 1:16-17. nkjv. While studying this scripture this one word, righteousness, called to me to look deeper. The Greek meaning (dikaiosune) is to do justice,make just, That God declares the believer righteous in the sense of acquitting him, imparting righteousness to him. I believe that through Christ we get to put on this garment of righteousness as we apply the blood of Christ in all the areas of our life. The key of communion is an important way to keep this activated! But looking in the Hebrew translation, where we all must go to get the true meaning of what the bible is saying, this word "righteous" translates (tsadaq) to be righteous, a pronouncement of innocence. Deeper still we find the wor…

BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 A bruise is an internal injury, just as iniquity is an inner torment that plagues us from a generational source. Iniquities are usually passed down our bloodline three or four generations. The Bible says in the end times love will grow cold because iniquity will abound. Let's ask ourselves is love growing cold? Well iniquity must be abounding! Fear, lust, anger and pride are the four basic iniquities that plague us. These are not just sins, they are the cause of our sins and transgressions. The blood that Jesus shed internally was for us to be acquitted of these inner torments. All the rights the enemy had to charge us with died when we were born again and the old man died!!! Our covenant right is that we were made brand new, a new creation in Christ Jesus. Old things are dead and we live anew in Jesus. The br…

Disposition of Messiah

Exodus 34:6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth... In this verse IS the disposition of Messiah. The early church used this important verse to judge prophecy and conduct in the church atmosphere. There were three elders who were in charge of hearing and deciding if what was said and done in that time was in the disposition of Messiah. In this very shaky and explosive time we are living in (exciting & wonderful time I might add) it would serve us well if we would write this verse on the tablet of our heart and in every circumstance, situation we find ourselves apply it rightly and justly. By doing this, we, as the body of Christ, will start looking like the "church" the public has never seen!!!

NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS

IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. COLOSSIANS 1:14... Did you know that the blood of a baby in the womb never comes in contact with the mother and that it is contributed by the male seed, not by the female egg? This was a divine plan of God when He designed men & women. God knew He would need to send a Savior into the world to redeem them!!! We all need a SAVIOR and only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us and make us white as snow!!! Redeem means to pay a price to ransom someone. Our redemption could only be bought with the perfect, pure blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus came from the Holy Spirit when He overshadowed Mary, therefore the blood of Jesus was completely pure. His blood was the only blood that could pay for our sins because it came directly from God and was never contaminated with sin. It was the perfect payment and sacrifice for our forgiveness!!!The blood of Christ is still cleansing and washing us today as much as it did two …

THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME...

These words are inscribed on most all communion tables in churches around the world. One of my childhood memories is staring at those word written on the table where the beautiful flower arrangements were centered. The table where the golden offering plates sat. Now it seems the table was for everything except communion.(once every month or so). But the words were still there to remind us to remember Him. We are surrounded by reminders in our day by day lives. We have our "to do list", our strings around the finger to remind us of important things in our lives. Fear surrounds those who forget their spouse's birthday or their anniversary! How much more should we remember what Jesus did on the cross for us as we take Communion and not to be part of some ritual? As we take the bread think about what His body looked like and the pain He took for Us. Think of the holes in His hands, feet, side and head. Think of the bruises and the stripes on His back. All had a meaning, reme…

COMMUNION... OUR COVENANT REMINDER...

He did the same with the cup after supper saying, "This cup is the new covenant written in my blood, blood poured out for you." Luke 22:20 (The Message) When we as Christians eat the bread & drink the wine, we remind Him (God) that as His children we have rights & privileges within His Family. Communion is our reminder that we are also under covenant to walk as His children. When we are in covenant with Yahweh, we are the head & not the tail. We are sons not servants. Blessings chase us, we don't chase them. The Lord blesses those who bless us and curses those who curse us. We are in covenant with Him that everything we touch multiplies. This is our inheritance and each time we take communion these promises come back to our remembrance & strengthens our faith in His provision for us. Our covenant was struck at the Cross but it legally becomes active when we partake of the elements (bread & wine). When we take communion, we are proclaiming…

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BLOOD...

Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper? " And He said, "What have you done? The VOICE of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground." Genesis 4:9-10. The blood speaks,has a voice. When it does speak God makes Himself hear the cries and the voice of the blood. The blood gets God's attention! So how much more do we think God pays attention to the atoning Blood of Christ? So much so that He sees us who are washed & cleansed in the perfect Blood of Christ as Christ ones!!! Ones who walk in the fullness of blessing that make our hearts overflow with love. Jesus lives, He loves us, and has cleansed us in His blood. By Him living in us, He makes us kings & priests, a royal priesthood, worthy for He is worthy. This is why I believe that communion is a key that will cha…