Ministry Weekend… Seeking Prayer

[I cover this post with the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who came in the flesh, and I forbid the enemy or any of his operatives any access to any of it in any way, shape, or form in Christ’s Name.  Amen.]

Lord willing, my fellowship will be ministering in Philadelphia this weekend and I solicit your prayers.

Any opportunity to use God’s power giftings is a privilege indeed… we minister a couple of times a year with this particular group and I’m really looking forward to it.

As you probably know, God has made me a Seer in His realm, and it is SUCH a marvelous experience to minister encouragements to the masses regarding the wonderful things He graciously reveals to my spirit man during prophetic ministry.  There are several among us gifted in all areas, including discerning of spirits.  I am never finished learning and developing in Him; never tired of what He has to give and give; never past the point of staggering awe, and I never will be.  Our God is amazing.  Truly.

For all the wonders He’s revealed, Saints, we haven’t seen anything yet.

Please send up a prayer when you think about me during the weekend, that I will allow God to use me to His fullest intent and extent as I yield to and obey Holy Spirit.  That’s so important.

I love you all for listening and reading and “liking” and sharing these posts.  It’s not overlooked and it’s always appreciated.

God Bless Every One of You.

Shamma

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A Few Words on “Faith”

Because of all the father issues I’ve had in my life, pleasing God is the most important goal of my spirit and emotions.  Drawing near to God in every ‘real’ way is the only thing that satisfies and fulfills my longing to be claimed, possessed, and owned.  He’s the only One Who can do that for us.

For me, everything starts with faith.  Holy Spirit puts it out there, and I choose to grab hold of it by His power.

“But without faith, it is impossible to please Him…” Hebrews 11:6a

When I read those words while still young in my salvation, to me, the mission was clear.  God’s favor is more precious than life;  I believe that.  His favor rests on those who please Him, and He is pleased by those who exercise FAITH.

When I obey God by faith, He shows Himself strong on my behalf, which builds my trust.  The more I trust Him, the more I obey Him.  The more I obey Him, the more He sees that I truly love Him – so He strengthens my faith – and we go to a higher level where, the stronger my faith, the more I will please Him.  I love that powerful and abiding cycle.

Faith is a choice with an enormous payoff.  Romans 4:3 says –

“Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness.”

I’ve always loved that about God within him, especially the part where scripture says –

“He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God and being fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able also to perform.”  (Rom. 4:20-21)

Hallelujah! By choosing to have faith in God we’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.  So I heed Holy Spirit’s tender advice when He says:  Just believe God anyway – regardless of your circumstances and whether or not things turn out your way, as Christ said – “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22)  Amen.

I have made the choice to have faith because, above all things in life, I want to please God.

His FAITH is welcomed in my house.

=0]  Shamma

“Spiritually” Discerned

One thing I notice constantly is that whenever anyone tries to grasp the spiritual things of God with fleshly intellect, they crash and burn.  Me included.  I learned this the hard way, but now I know and stand by its truth.

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”  (1 Cor. 2:14)

I remember years ago God telling me that my “education” actually separates Him from me.  Now, does that mean God didn’t create the intellect?  Of course not.  What it does mean is that, through sin, God’s intended use for the intellect has been corrupted.  I used my brains as a prideful protection back then, to “buffer” me on every side, as so many do today.  The biggest problem with that is that, as I walled myself inside the fortress of intellectual storehouses, I also walled OUT any possibility of the Truth of God penetrating my fort.  Boxed in with my own narrow scope of vision and comprehension I felt safe but, honestly, I was fearful and deprived of  truth’s fullness in beauty and benefit to my soul.

The intellect was created by God not only to “hold” truth, but to “KNOW” truth.  And please remember that JESUS CHRIST IS THE TRUTH of which I’m speaking – the only Truth there is.  It’s two different things to hold a Bible in your hand and have Jesus in your heart.  One is holding, one is knowing.  The flesh is twitterpated by the gathering of knowledge… jingling all the sourballs of information in your head until it’s ready to burst is a real turn-on for the flesh.  The intellect feeds on its ability to turn phrases and circuitously explore brainiac regions of man-made conjecture turned fact.

YUCK!

The things of God are spiritually discerned, folks.  That means we have to be willing to leave the safe box of our puffed-up, storage room of an intellect to stand in the sunshine of humble, pure faith in God.  That’s the only way we are going to KNOW Him as His bride – in His bedchamber – as the Divine Husband He is.  Fleshly intellect has no place in the supernatural splendor of God’s garments.  Faith and man’s definition of intellect don’t mix.  They’ll never mix because the flesh CANNOT comprehend the things of the Spirit… it’ll never happen.

But God’s got a supernatural intellect residing in our spirit men which is empowered and controlled thoroughly by His Holy Spirit, and through that we are given power to believe and become the sons of God.  Through that we are given His supernatural impartation of faith, where we can believe the things our natural eyes don’t see, we can receive the Truth of God as “Spirit”, and we can welcome His wisdom and revelatory knowledge into our hearts and minds without the presence of fleshly intellect or a PhD.

The intellect of God’s spirit man in us is first of all HUMBLE… knowing that God reveals things outside of our human realm and scope of comprehension, constantly.  The thought that God is wrong just because we can’t understand Him exposes immense arrogance and pride.  The whole point is NOT to bring God down to our puny minds and limited understanding (which we pitifully deem “vast”); but rather to allow His Holy Spirit to elevate our understanding to the heights of His Divine desire to enlighten us with Truth.

Without Holy Spirit’s enabling, WE CAN’T UNDERSTAND, folks.  No matter how many Bibles you read or universities you attend, it all comes down to whether or not we yield to the Spirit’s understanding of a thing, and not our own.

Whenever we try to grasp the knowledge of God and His Realm through our own understanding, human experience,  and fleshly intellect we will crash and burn.  And once again we’ll be denied opportunity to reach the higher heights and deeper depths of experience with His Spirit.

What a pity.

Shamma