Overweight Christians

Overweight Christians

 

I'm so tired of constantly hearing about how 'the devil' is doing this or that or attacking you this way or that way.

It's as if the devil is a school yard bully who constantly is shaking some Christians down for lunch money on a daily basis.

 

This ought not be so!

 

I'm not looking for the person who wakes up and immediately begins to bemoan the calamity the devil has planned for them. 

I'm interested in finding a fire baptized believer who when the moment their eyes pop open in the morning and feet hit the ground, every devil shrieks with anxiety. 

 

You're not called to perpetually have your spiritual lunch money stolen.  In fact you're called to be the one who is stealing the devil's lunch money and eating his sandwich. 

 

James 4:7 thunders, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

 

The word in this instance for resist does not mean to passively resist. It does not mean you're supposed to be the only one receiving blows. It does not mean to just hold on and if you will endure, eventually the devil will give up and move on. 

 

The word for resist here means to violently assault. To oppose in the same manner a Greek wrestler or Roman soldier would go to battle.

Actually it has another meaning as well..

It means to outweigh!

 

It is always dangerous to go up against a fighter that outweighs you. 

 

In boxing and wrestling, fighters are routinely weighed before a bout to ensure that the heavier warrior does not have an unfair advantage. To be hit with the full force and strength of the much heavier fighter can have devastating effects.

 

It's good to be overweight!

 

In fact you outweigh the devil!

 

Do you not realize that "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world".

Do you not realize that if you are filled with the Holy Spirit you have a distinct fighting advantage!

 

It's time to get off your rear ends and put your foot on the neck of the devil.

You can't loose! You have all the weight of heaven on your side!

 

It's time to get off that spiritual vegan diet and put on some weight!

You born for the fight and destined for victory!

 

#Getinthefight

#RevivalFire

You can't bankrupt Heaven

 "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke11:13

 

The power of God had fallen and people were strewn all over the place. Many had just been delivered from devils of addiction and now laid incapacitated under the power of the Holy Spirit.

A steady stream of hungry people continued to come one after the other to the altar as God met needs with His supply.

The sick were healed, the bound were set free and people were being powerfully baptized in the Holy Ghost as they quaked under His mighty power.

 

The glory of God was so thick and we were truly under an open heaven.

I turned around to pray for the next individual that had come to the altar and was face to face with a gentlemen who had the look of desperation on his face.

"What can The Lord do for you?" I asked him..

He responded to me and announced that he was afraid to seem selfish but that He wanted more of God.

He said "There just has to be more...I want more"

"You don't think that's selfish of me to ask do you?"

I smiled at the gentleman, looked him in the eye and said..

"Sir you won't bankrupt heaven, there's plenty to go around"

"Are you ready?"I asked

 

He nodded 'Yes'

 

"Well receive it then!"

 

And in an instant...as soon as my hand made contact with his head, he was overwhelmed by the glory of God!

This gentleman suddenly found himself out on his back,speaking in an unknown tongue as he had been instantly and  powerfully baptized in the Holy Spirit!

 

Soon after, someone walked over to me and said..

"Do you know who that man is?"

 

"Which man?"

 

"The older gentleman over there laid out under the power of God, the one speaking in tongues.."

 

"No who is it" I asked

 

"It's the Methodist preacher from down the road!!" He responded

 

That night God filled a hungry Methodist Pastor with the Holy Ghost! It was so glorious!

 

This gentleman wasn't even sure what he was asking for that night.

All he knew, was that he wanted 'more' and church as usual was no longer going to satisfy his hunger.

 

There was indeed something more and he was not going to be refused.

 

God always satisfies the heart that is hungry for more of Him.

 

Don't listen to the lies of the religious devils that use words like 'good enough' or that tell you it's selfish to want more of God.

 

Press in!

Be filled with the Holy Spirit!

Let the glory of God overwhelm you as you refuse to accept the status quo of mundane living.

Soldier Up

 

“These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.”

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭12:1-3‬ ‭

 

You are called to possess the land! 

It's time for war- It's time for a revolution!

It's time to root out and destroy, it's time to tear down- 

So that God can build and plant!

It's time to take back everything the devil has stolen! You are Gods enforcement agent and it's time to tell the enemy that he is a squatter and is an illegal! 

It's time to tear down strongholds and invade enemy held territory! It's time to impose the Kingdom! The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. 

It's time to take our homes back- our churches back-our cities back-our nation back! It's time to take the world back! 

The only thing that will do this is the power of the Holy Ghost! It's time to soldier up! 

It's time to break the power of addiction- It's time to break the power of of sickness-It's time to break the power of sin-It's time to break the power of satan! 

The word of God declares!

"You shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you!"  Acts 1:8

Power over all Devils and to cure diseases!

Power over Devils of suicide and depression! 

Power over Devils of homosexuality and racism!

Power over witchcraft! 

Power over religious Devils! 

Power to live right! 

I'm tired of repeat after me 1,2,3- 

I wanna see somebody get saved.  

I don't wanna see somebody make a decision. 

I wanna see somebody get baptized in the Holy Ghost and Fire. 

I'm weary with gospel politics and christian entertainers. Hipsters without holiness and power. 

It's time for war! It's time to burn with the unquenchable fire of the Holy Ghost! 

We are called to utterly destroy every high place-every grove-every altar devoted to wickedness! 

You are not called to warm a pew and sip a cappuccino in the the sanctuary of your church singing kumbaya! 

You are called to war! You are called to victory! 

#spiritualwarfare #takeitbyforce #notplaying #revivalfire 

The Coming Awakening

 

The Coming Awakening

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:2-3 KJV)

While I am grieved at the recent decision to legislate perversion and homosexual marriage, I rest assured that God will have the final word.

The Lord spoke to me not long ago when He declared "I will not be outmatched.."

We are on the brink of a third great awakening in this nation. This coming awakening is going to prophetically shake this nation and it will radically alter the culture of society. 

In order for light to shine the brightest there must be darkness.

The remnant church now has a choice. 

They can wallow in misery and bemoan the recent Supreme Court ruling or they can occupy the Kingdom with power. 

We can lie down or we can rise up infused and infected with Holy Ghost power and impose the Kingdom of Christ. 

Understand that this ruling has set some things in motion spiritually. 

This is how the wheat and the chaff will be identified.

Who will stand boldly and who will cower in a corner. 

Often the greatest moves of God were birthed in the delivery room of persecution. 

While the world your bible declares will be cloaked in darkness and deep darkness the people. The Lord Himself is about to arise upon His church and His glory shall be seem upon thee. 

The tangible manifest presence of God shall soon rest upon the remnant  fire baptized church and the glory of The Lord shall be seen upon his church in power. 

There is a revival coming the likes of which shall make the book of acts look like a Sunday school picnic at the local Presbyterian church. 

There is about to be a move of God that will cause this nation to take notice. Creative miracles and signs and wonders shall follow this church. There will be deliverance at an untold level from demon power. 

The very gates of hell shall not prevail against this outpouring. 

This awakening will completely rattle the darkness and multitudes will surrender in repentance. 

As the prophet Isaiah declares "that the Gentiles shall come to thy light and Kings to the brightness of thy rising." This move of God will usher in even those who previously had no covenant relationship or knowledge of God and it will also rock those in positions of authority. 

Jesus is not coming back for a church with less than what He left. 

#revivalfire #startafire #imposetheKingdom #wewin

When God Gets The Last Word

 

 

And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. (‭Exodus‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ KJV)

This secular humanistic world in which we live today resounds in lock step with the words of Pharaoh. Just as the Egyptian King scoffed at the words of God's Prophet. So scoffs a wicked and debased world today as it defies God and declares "Who is the Lord that I should obey Him- I neither know Him nor consider Him"

As a demonized and depraved society reels in defiance of The Living God what will the church do?

 Will she compromise? 

Will she allow her voice to fall silent in compromise? 

Moses returned to the Lord after being dismissed by Pharaoh and began to rehearse the scolding heaped upon him. God however was not impressed!

The response from the King of Glory billowed forth "Now you are about to see what I will do to Pharaoh- and I am about to multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt!!" Ex 6:1, Ex 7:3

Jehovah thundered-"And all of Egypt shall know that I am the Lord" Ex 7:5

I've got good news for you church! The world will not get the last word. The Holy Spirit is speaking now and God is about to multiply His signs and wonders on the head of Pharaoh and all of Egypt shall know that Jesus is Lord. American shall know, the world shall know!

The world may be defying God and declaring "Who is the Lord" but God Himself is about to reply and all shall know that He alone is Lord! 

Revival my friend is not just coming, it's here! All across this planet the power of God is being poured out and it is about shake the very foundations of darkness. 

As America retorts "Who is the Lord?" 

God is responding "You are about to find out!"

 


Remnant Arise

 

But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭4-5‬ KJV)

Everywhere we turn it seems that we are being assailed on all sides. Godlessness, perversion, sickness, death and disease are encroaching from all angles. 

What used to be right is now wrong. What was once considered perverse  is now an alternative lifestyle. Men have become lovers of themselves as they worship at the altar of selfish desire. 

It was just this past Christmas season  that Hasboro reported sales of Ouija boards to be up 300%. Islam is spreading like cancer and secular humanism is rising like flood waters. 

If those things were not enough-like dominos,pulpits all across America seem to be falling for a powerless message of compromise. One after the other, so called mega church Pastors are coming out of the closet and espousing doctrines of Devils in an attempt to manipulate doctor big bucks sitting on the front row. 

As the church goes so goes the nation-As the pulpit goes so goes the pew. 

There however is still hope! 

God is speaking prophetically now- That even though darkness is covering the earth and gross darkness the people, the glory of the Lord is about to be poured out on the earth in a mighty awakening. 

The hot will get hotter and the cold will get colder but it is Harvest time!

It may appear that Jezebel's prophets are numerous in the land-BUT GOD still has a remnant who have not bowed the knee to Baal! 

It's time to cry loud and spare not. It's time to square our shoulders, point our finger under the nose of the devil and declare "Thus saith the Lord" 


Power From Another World

“I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell.”  William Booth

 

Society stumbles struggling for a solution to ease its pain. With every stick of a drug addicts needle, with every trick turned by a prostitute, with every callous act of anger, with every slap of an abusive husband, with every extra dollar earned to purchase happiness. Society searches for a solution to calm its screaming conscience. Yet a permanent fix evades them.

Meanwhile the Church has been rocked to sleep in the lap of Delilah. For too long they have believed the liberal theologians that claim the God of the Bible has long ago retired himself with the death of the last Apostle. For too long have Christians lived with sickness racking their bodies, and addictions plaguing their lives. Supposedly 'born again' believers are flooding the divorce courts rending families in two.

Where is this God of the Bible you ask? Where have Paul's handkerchiefs and aprons gone.. Where has Peter's shadow gone.. Where have the 3,000 conversions in one day gone.. Where has holiness in the church gone..

In the midst of these dark times I have news for you my friend;  God still has a remnant of people. God has a people who long for a return to Pentecostal Power in the church. They long for the presence of the Holy Spirit in their Church services once again. Their heart cries out for a intimate relationship with their Redeemer.

What the Church needs is not ecumenical reform, its not another program or another seeker friendly function. What the Church needs is an old fashioned down pour of Holy Ghost power. What they need is the power of the Holy Ghost to baptize them in fire.

Jesus declared in  Acts 1:8 "And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me.."

He said they would receive 'Power' after that the Holy Ghost has come upon them.. I'm not talking about some little just getting by power. I'm not talking about some little goose bump experience. I'm talking about 'POWER' that will wreck your life, wreck your city, wreck your home and wreck your world.

Power over devils.. Power over depravity.. Power over diseases..

I'm talking about a blind eye opening power. Wheel chair emptying power... Miracle working power.  I'm talking about power to live in holiness.. I'm talking about the Holy Ghost of God coming to dwell and take up residence inside you. I'm talking about the same God who walked on the water.. The same Jesus who set the Gadarene free.. The same God who spoke to the waters and said come this far and no farther. The same God who raised Lazarus from the dead. This same God who parted the Red Sea wants to make us His habitation through His Spirit living and dwelling in us.

Jesus said His disciples would receive power to be His witnesses. The Greek word for witnesses in this place of scripture is the word 'Martus'. This is the same word we get the English word martyr from.

Jesus declares the disciples would receive power to be witnesses. This word 'witnesses' means 'One who is a spectator of something' That word means to give evidence of the resurrection of Jesus.

What Jesus told them was that they would receive power to give 'evidence' of His resurrection. I'm talking about resurrection power! That same Spirit that raised up Christ from the dead wants to dwell in you.

God has ordained the fire baptized church of Jesus Christ to be the answer for a destitute world. I have come today to announce to the world that I have the cure to what ails America! Announcing that there is healing for your body... There is deliverance from the snare of drug addiction.. There is a cure for the ravaging disease of AIDS... There is a cure for cancer, And that cure is the power of the Holy Ghost!

God designed His church to be the hospital for a dying world. It's time to stop outsourcing what Jesus commanded us to cast out, what Jesus commanded us to heal.

God longs for His church to cry out for a fresh outpouring of this Holy Ghost power. He longs for a people who will take this power into their workplaces, into the hospitals, into the markets, into the devils back yard and announce with Resurrection Power... JESUS LIVES!!

This experience with God called the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is intended for all believers. God wants to set you on fire for Him..

Right now where ever you are, throw up your hands and declare.."Father..In the Name of Jesus Christ baptize me fresh with the Holy Ghost. Fill me with your mighty Spirit and set me on fire. Saturate me with power to give evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Make me a firebrand of revival!!"

 

 

The Power of His Presence

 

The Power of His Presence

 

V.1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

V.10-11Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. (‭Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭1-2, 10-11‬ KJV)

The Psalmist here declares in the first verse; 'God is' those two words by itself are enough to just start shouting. I'm not sure what your going through today or what you may be in need of, but whatever it is; we serve a God that 'IS'. 

He is not the I was; HE IS! 

The Lord revealed Himself to Moses and said 'I AM'. Jesus announced to the Pharisees and declared 'Before Abraham was I AM'. 

The Psalmist is here declaring in verse 1 that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." 

I know most just read right over those words, but I want to direct your attention to the word 'very' in this text. It comes from the word meʾōḏ in Hebrew. 

It literally means 'exceedingly powerful'. 

So now let's take another look at the text. As we now look at the scripture; why is God our refuge and strength? It is simply because the Prophet understands that God is present! 

God IS! The scripture is actually declaring that God is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!

It is because we grasp the revelation that God is present in our midst, in our time of trouble that He only then becomes our  refuge and our strength.

He is our refuge and strength, because He is powerfully exceedingly present in our midst!

That is why the next verse shouts-'Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed'. Why not?

Because Jehovah Himself is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!! 

That is why in verse 10 the Holy Spirit declares to us; "Be still and know that I am God"

In the midst of our trials, in the midst of our midnight we have no reason to fear, no reason to doubt, no reason to worry; because the Lord Jesus is both powerfully and exceedingly present in our midst! 

When Jesus is present nothing can stand against us! Cancer flees in His presence, poverty flees in His presence, bondage is snapped in His presence, Demons tremble and flee in His presence! Dead things are resurrected in His presence! 

Understand now that whatever you are going through, whatever your circumstance; God is present! 

We are moving into a prophetic season in 2015. A season of rest, a season of the overwhelming presence  of God. We have now entered a season where dead things are going to be resurrected again because we are going to experience His exceedingly powerful presence! 

Walk today in the faith and revelation of His power and presence in your life in the name of Jesus Christ! 

 

 

 

Becoming a Troublemaker

1 Kings 18:1

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying; Go shew thyself unto Ahab; and  I will send rain upon the earth.”

The scriptures record that Ahab and his wife Jezebel which ruled over Israel in these days did more to provoke the Lord to anger than all the kings previously. What a charge!

The wickedness of Ahab was so great in fact that he allowed his wife to murder and hunt down the prophets of God in a systematic attempt to wipe out the worship of Jehovah throughout the land. This demonically inspired tandem had established and spread the worship of Baal and Ashtoreth across Israel. Sexual perversion and the worship of demon power had replaced the worship of Jehovah.

God had finally had enough and smote the land with a grievous famine and drought where for 3 years it had not rained upon the land. It was then that the word of the Lord came to the prophet Elijah and declared ‘Go show thyself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the land’ God was finally about to have an old fashioned showdown with the powers of darkness. He said to Elijah that the time to hide from the enemies of God were .  This man of God was commanded to march into the midst of this demon possessed king and announce ‘Thus saith the Lord..’ 

 

“And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?” 1 Kings 18:17

Is this not like the world!  When the fire baptized Holy Ghost filled believer arrives on the scene often the world cries out that we are the ones who are troubling the world. What used to be perversion is now an acceptable lifestyle. What used to be wrong is now right. What used to be done in secret is now brazenly performed as a public spectacle. What used to be called sin is now called personal preference.  The world is busy running out of their closets and the church high tailing it into their closets. 

The time to hide is over! It’s time to be a trouble maker to the works of darkness! 

God is calling the remnant of His church who has not bowed the knee to Baal; the blood washed church of the Lord Jesus Christ who refuses to accept the works of darkness to arise with boldness and Holy Ghost power.

It’s time to confront the forces of wickedness and like Elijah; settle this once and for all. God is about to answer by fire and pour out His glory on the earth.

 The Lord spoke to me some time ago and declared to my spirit that “I will not be outmatched says the Lord”

When it seems that the dark can’t get any darker and satanic power seems to pervade society; God is about arise and His enemies will be scattered!

 This outpouring of the Holy Spirit is going to announce the dominion of the Son of God in one last move of glory before the return of The Lord Jesus Christ!

Signs, wonders, miracles and Holy Ghost power are here! Many will see the power of Jesus Christ and repent.  Just as the fame of Jesus spread through Syria and Galilee and throngs flocked to Him so shall His fame spread throughout the world in this last move of God and many will be saved.  How long will you halt between two opinions?

Violence of Action

Matthew 11:12 “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force”

 

It is time to impose Christ’s Kingdom in the earth, not with sword or military might, but with the irresistible and irrefutable power of the Holy Ghost. It’s time for the church to quit sitting around waiting to be invited!

To do so would be to act as if this world belonged to Satan and his kingdom. It does not! This world belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ! He redeemed all humanity from the curse of the law and translated us from the dominion of Satan to the dominion of the Son of God.  Rev 11:15 “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ!”

God birthed his church to carry His glory. The fire baptized and Holy Ghost filled church of the Lord Jesus Christ is commanded to reach down and rescue a dying and depraved world. It is a church full of remnant  believers who have not bowed the knee to baal, but are full of the life and power of God.

What this nation needs is not political reform, it’s not economic reform, it’s not social reform! What this world needs, what our nation needs, what our city needs, what our church needs, what our homes need, is the power of the Holy Ghost! Power over sickness, power over sin, power over Satan! Power over demons, depravity and disease! 

The power of the resurrected Christ is world shaking! It is what empowered a group of 120 people to turn their known world upside down. It is what caused Peter to preach his first message and over 2000 people repented and bowed the knee the Jesus Christ. It is what anointed Peter’s shadow and Paul’s handkerchiefs. The early church didn’t need charisma magazine or a Hollywood themed mega ministry. They didn’t have playboy’s in the pulpit, they had prophets! They had the Power of the Holy Ghost and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

They didn’t have cappuccino machines in their churches, they had altars! They didn’t have secular humanism or a self-help gospel; they preached the cross and the delivering power of the blood of Jesus Christ!

We are living in the last days before the return of the Lord and God is not about to be outmatched! There is a revival coming and the likes of which have not been seen on this earth! God is going to pour out His power and glory on the earth one last time. Hospitals will be emptied, wheelchairs emptied, the dead raised and the captives set free!

God is pouring His glory out on His church now! He is not sending revival so that we can have some superficial goose bump experience and leave the house of God the same way we came in.

God wants to change us! He wants to infuse us with His presence!

Because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. This anointing is life changing! It will not leave you the same way you were when you came in contact with it. This anointing destroys yokes and removes burdens! It breaks the bands of wickedness!

We are commanded to take this anointing and the message of the Anointed One to the world!

1 John 3:8 “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil”  

It is the job of the church to carry the delivering power of Jesus Christ to hurting and helpless humanity. Proclaiming...you don’t have to be under the power of bondage any longer! Jesus saves, Jesus heals, and Jesus delivers. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!

This world does not belong to the devil. Jesus Christ defeated Him with the power of His cross. The devil is a squatter and must be thrown out. It's time to evict the devil from out lives, from our homes, from our churches, from our communities, and from our cities!

Isaiah 60:1,2  “Arise, shine: for thy light is com, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people: BUT the LORD shall arise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee”

Are you ready for the tangible and manifest glory of God? It is His desire to pour Himself out upon you and baptize you in power. Let your prayer be "Come Holy Spirit and baptize me fresh in your presence. I need you! More of you Lord Jesus and less of me!"

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