Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior? (Psalm 52)

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Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior?
    Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever?
 All day long you plot destruction.
    Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;
    you’re an expert at telling lies.
 You love evil more than good
    and lies more than truth.
 You love to destroy others with your words,
    you liar!
 But God will strike you down once and for all.
    He will pull you from your home
    and uproot you from the land of the living. Psalm 52

 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

Now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.  So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. Don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
 
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?

“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God

When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.

He will not shout
    or raise his voice in public.
 He will not crush the weakest reed
    or put out a flickering candle.
    He will bring justice to all who have been wronged

Isaiah 42, Matthew 12:20

The Lord has said “Tell them I want a changed heart”

 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
 Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life


bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
 2 Cor 10:5

Proverbs 14:29 Proverbs 27:4 Proverbs 29:11 Ecclesiastes 7:9 Colossians 3:8, Eph 4:21, James 1: 21-22, Matthew 5:22 , James 4:1, ps 139:23-24, Matt 5:21. Mark 11:25

The Prayer of Transformation

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          Last weekend I felt really stressed out. I felt like I had so much to do and not enough time to get everything done.  I don’t get this way often, but on this particular day I felt overloaded with everything that was ahead of me in the next week.  I stopped to read scripture,  renew myself and I opened up a newsletter I had just received from Sid Roth’s Mishochah (May 2012). In it there was an article and prayer by Dr. Jim Richards, founder of Impact Ministries in Huntsville,Alabama.

    The prayer was interesting and I did question a few things I was unfamiliar with, but decided to pray the prayer. It seemed so simple and so short, but as soon as I had finished, a supernatural peace came over me. I had been instantly freed from this feeling of stress that had a hold of me. Not only was I calm, but I realized what was stressing me- which I didn’t know before. I just felt stressed, but didn’t know why.  The article goes into detail of the prayer and I will condense it a bit below because the article is too long to write here. –and to make this even stranger- after I had prayed this prayer about 2-3x, I had a really interesting dream that I share below.

The Prayer of Transformation (by Dr. Jim Richards)         

Heavenly Father search my heart and discover the origin of this ( thought or feeling) of ____________________________.
Go to the very root of my being and resolve this origin in order to bring every aspect of my spirit, soul, and body into harmony with your truth and my true identity in Christ.
Search through every generation, every cellular memory, every action and every expression of this (thought/feeling) of______________________________.
Heal me completely according to the finished work of Jesus until Your life, light, love, truth, righteousness, peace, and joy empower me to completely forgive myself for every inappropriate expression, distorted perception, and destructive behavior, and forgive every person, place or circumstance that has contributed to this (thought or feeling) of___________________________
I choose to express my love for myself and my right as a child of God by allowing every mental, emotional, spiritual and physical dis-ease and inappropriate behavior based on this root problem recorded in my DNA to be transformed.
I choose being ______________________________________________.
I choose feeling _____________________________________________.
I am ______________________________________________________.

It is done! It is finished; it is mine by the resurrection of Jesus!
Thank you, Holy Spirit for the grace to live in the fullness of my identity as a child of God and a new creation in Christ.
I give you thanks, Jehovah my Healer, Who is good and only good. You are my God, my strength, my hope and my salvation!
(Now Express your personal love and appreciation to Him!)

  Prayer in detail: (condensed from article)

Heavenly Father, search my heart and discover this origin of this feeling of being overwhelmed:

 Why do I want the Lord to discover the origin? Because I don’t know if this feeling of being overwhelmed is really about how much work I have to do. I don’t know if it’s because this situation reminds me of a negative experience from my past, I just want to give God permission to go to the very root of it.

Go to the very root of my being, and resolve this origin in order to bring every aspect of my spirit, soul and body into harmony with “Your truth, and my true identity in Messiah”

 We’re not trying to get God to do something that hasn’t already been paid for. We’re briging this thought or feeling captive to the obedience of Messiah. Jesus has already paid for my deliverance from feeling overwhelmed. Jesus has already paid for me to have the power to accomplish things, to have peace and to have the mind of the Messiah.

Search through every generation

 Why every generation? Because we have learned that through cellular memories we pick up traits from our relatives going back several generations.

Search every generation, every cellular memory, and every action
 because I’ve probably done things that have contributed to this.

-and every expression of this feeling of being overwhelmed. And heal me completely; according to the finished work of Jesus, until Your life, light, love, truth, righteousness, peace and joy empower me to completely forgive myself for every inappropriate expression… 
…for every distorted perception and every destructive behavior
( and here’s the clincher) and forgive every person, place or circumstance that has contributed to this feeling of being overwhelmed.
       “I choose to express my love for myself and my right, as a child of God, by allowing every mental, emotional, spiritual and physical disease, and inappropriate behavior based on this root problem recorded in my DNA, to be transformed”
   It is my right as a child of God to exercise this authority. And I have to love myself enough to do this. I want to transform every inappropriate aspect of how this has been expressed in my life, and I really want this thing rooted out in my DNA, rooted out of who I am.

   And then I’m going to make a positive declaration: “I choose being at peace and confident. I choose feeling at peace and confident. I am at peace and confident. It’s done, It’s finished, it’s mine, by the resurrection of Jesus! And I thank you Holy Spirit for the grace to live in the fullness of my identity as a child of God, a new creation in Messiah. And I thank you Jehovah my Healer, Who is good and only good. You’re my God and my strength, my hope, and my Salvation” 

    After you have prayed, express your personal love and appreciation to Him!

(“The article continues on but ends with these words) Don’t let your past rob you of your future. 

My Dream  
      
Yesterday, early morning, I was waking up out of a very different dream. It seemed there had been an innumerable amount of time and hours spend searching through my entire life- and exhaustive study- you could say of me. Things were being taken out of my life- every bad thing I had ever done and said and every wrong or bad thing that had happened to me was being taken out of me and put in a canister that was being held. There was much- intense study- searching back to my early childhood. As I was waking up, yet still in dream, the exhaustive study of me was almost over. They were taking out all the times I had been hurt or hard times I had suffered- back to my toddler and childhood days. It was amazing. I looked at the canister and it was almost full and I turned to see myself. I could see myself standing up with my arms out as my life was searched and cleaned out. I looked- and in amazement I had turned this brilliant white light. My arms, my clothes. I could see myself on a brilliant white step and there I was brilliant shining white light. I was changed and transformed. I wonder if this is what will happen when the Lord changes us! It was amazing.

        Peace Everyone! Hey- I was reading in Ruth and noticed that every time they saw each other they greeted each other with a blessing. They didn’t say- hi, how are you. When they saw each other, they said “The Lord be with you”. I think we should do this! I noticed when Boaz came to his workers, he said “The Lord be with you” and they replied; “May the Lord bless you”  My sister and I already started this, we love it!

            May the Lord bless you today! May His face shine upon You!
                 The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever! Amen.

More information on Jim Richards: 
His site: http://impactministries.com/ (wordpress isn’t working for me, so I hope the links works) and http://jbrichards.wordpress.com/. Sid Roth’s site: http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11265&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=rad_

Don’t let the sun go down on your Anger Ephesians 4:26

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Tremble with fear and stop sinning; 
think deeply about this, 
when you lie in silence on your beds. Ps 4:4

           One night I was furiously mad at something.  I was trying desperately to forgive so I could go to sleep. I tried and tried on my own- but I was still ANGRY! God showed me something supernatural that night as I lay awake-but before he showed me this… I kept reciting and remembering the following passages as I tossed and turned late into the night:

    In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,  for anger gives a foothold to the devil. But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. ’ Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.  Col 3 :13 Eph 4:26 Matt 5:22 James 1:20
( This was easy to remember, recite and ponder on- but why was my anger still raging within me? Why did I keep forgiving, but needed to do so every second as it entered my mind again?)

REVENGE IS NOT MINE

  To be truthful, I wanted revenge, I know, it’s horrible- but I did! How could this be? me? a christian? a student of the word? One who claimed to “Love the Lord” and to always walk in obedience.

 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer 17:9

         Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. Romans 12:19 Lev 19:8

GOD HAS FORGIVEN ME- I NEED TO FORGIVE OTHERS

   I tried to remember all God had forgiven me.
    Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive. Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. luke 6:27,Eph 4:32, John 20:23

   As I night went on I prayed out to God, ” O Lord, help me forgive this person- let me not seek revenge. Clean out my heart O, Lord and renew a right spirit within me. This is just to hard for me, I don’t want to forgive, but I know I have to, help me, help me Lord- don’t let me fall asleep angry. Help me forgive”

I SAW JESUS ON THE CROSS

    At that moment I closed my eyes and I saw a cross. I opened my eyes in shock, what was that? I closed my eyes again and saw Jesus on the cross. I was scared and opened my eyes again, so I wouldn’t see. I closed them again and saw more. It was as if I was there at the time Jesus died. I could see a panoramic view of everything as if I were standing to the left of the cross. 

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I looked and saw the sky dark like night and a huge dark cloud coming behind the cross moving across the sky as the land got darker and darker. On the cross, the Lord had died- his head hung down to his left and his body limp. I opened my eyes again and when I closed them I saw a man go up to the cross, he was bald and in my spirit I immediately knew that this man approaching the cross loved Him. The nails in the hand were taken out first. The body of Jesus lay over this man’s head as the nails in the feet still had not been taken out.

1st- I saw only the cross with dark skies, then the cross with Jesus, bottom right of picture shows the man taking Jesus down from cross and to the bottom left is what it looked like when they took Jesus wrapped and carried him away.

    The next thing I saw -as if I were hoovering above him- I saw the Lord’s face and I looked down and His body was wrapped in a white garment- but not His face because I could see Him. He was in a wooden box so they could carry Him- but the box had no covering. The sky was still dark as the men and the man who loved Him carried Him off.  The last vision I saw was Jesus’ body being carried off by the man who loved Him and with about 5-6 other men- 3 on one side of the box and 3 on the other side and the land was dark.

(As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.  Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth Mt 27:57)

        Do I understand what my God did for me? I’m crushed in my spirit and broken for my selfish ways as I think on what Jesus did for me. “Jesus said, Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doing.” He forgave those that hurt him, killed him, mocked Him and He was God, surely I can forgive someone who has hurt me. I was created to be like Him and that I will strive to do.

 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.