Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I was asked by Bluebirdy, whatever happened with the demonic spirit in my house. This is a repost of that situation. Just for you Bluebirdy. You are, soooo, in my prayers.
I have not written a lot lately because of a situation in my life. I wrote a bit about it in a previous post, but will now write of the whole thing.My home was inhabited by a spirit. Since, I see into the spirit realm this would not seem to be much of a problem, except that it would not leave. We tried all we knew to do. My husband and I prayed together for it to leave twice, a friend and myself prayed, I fasted and prayed, but to no avail.I could not understand why it would not bow at the knee of Jesus. I pressed in to God and received prayers from many. There was lots of advise and warnings, but nothing would help. I have removed many a demon from other peoples homes by the grace of God. But, my own home was quite the mess.After a while, our visitor, started to feel like one of us. We always wanted it to leave, but we became use to it and were no longer startled nor uncomfortable with it around.It told me its name. "Bebet". God had once shared with me that you can power over some by knowing its name. It stayed on the second floor and if someone came to the house it would come down to see who was here and then go back up stairs. It would, at times, get on top of me. When this happened it felt like a weight was on me. I would then tell it to get off of me by Jesus name and it would get off. But, it would not leave my home.Finally, a friend called and said that she thought the folks on my prophetic team should come over and pray this thing out. So, we set the date and last Saturday we prayed.After one,on the team, showed up early and we sat on my porch, this spirit came out and began to torment me. About every two minutes it would get on me. I could feel it trying to get inside of me. The feeling was unnerving but, I stood my ground.We worshiped before we started. While worshiping it visited us. Three on the prophetic team are Christian sensitives, including me. We would get dizzy when it was in the room. At one point, I realized that all three of us were walking backwards at the same time. It was pushing us back. Again we stood our ground.When we went upstairs we all prayed. There was eight of us walking from room to room. We heard it cry "help". One heard it moan and scream. For myself the battle that was going on inside of my head intensified. It was speaking to me and trying to gain control through me. I fought hard. To near exhaustion.Finally, we began to shout in prayer. To contend with the heavenlies. We cursed this thing, we praise God, we read loudly from the Bible. We stomped our feet, we cried to the Lord, and finally we won.While praying in the spirit and shouting to the Lord, those that had gone to the lower floor said that the lights were flickering and things were swaying. They were praying on the lower floor as hard as we were on the second.Praise God. Praise God. This thing is gone. Gone!!!My house has been swept clean and everything is right again. What did I learn? I learned that "This kind come out through prayer and fasting. That some times the resolution of such things is in God's plan. He may just be teaching you something. What did he teach me?He taught me that in this age, when evil is being release onto the land, that standing firm will be harder than ever. That we have never had to contend we such evil power as we will now. That demons talk common since and God in not necessarily in common since. That the victory is always God's but we do and can get in the way of victory. That if we are not prepared for battle and in this age that is upon us, we need to always be prepared, that the fight we be ongoing and our spiritual defense will be broke down.I have learned how badly we need our brothers and sisters in Christ. That through that loving family and their righteous anger love conquers all. As families should be, they will not settle for one of their own being tormented by anything.So, all in all, I have learned how to "Fight the good fight". We, as Christians, need to see the world for what it is. It is not our home and as a foreigner in a foreign land we are not accepted. Not accepted by the world nor the evil of the spirit realm. In this place of prejudiced we have to be close to the one who gives us strength, who gives us courage and who gives us love. We can not go into battle without Him. We can not battle the forces around us without the light of God not His weapons. We need, above how, to prepareThis is not a time to be lazy not compliant. This is a time to prepare.Ephesians 6:12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.With this in mind we should prepare for the coming and existing battle. Because the enemy is not dumb, he attacks with familiarity, He knows you and finds ways to attack that are personal and can be emotional. He is creative and clever in battle and without God there is no way that you will be prepared. So, prepare. Press into God and put on your weapons of warfare and never take them off. You, my friend, walk in victory, but only if you prepare.Romans 8:36-39"For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Posted by Given55 at 7:34 AM
Monday, November 24, 2008
Channel of Healing had given my blog an award. I am very grateful and humbled. Thank you Channel of Healing. I am passing these awards on to:
Kansas Exorcist Society A Homesteading Neophyte Daily Spirit
Posted by Given55 at 6:24 AM
Monday, November 10, 2008
I had a wonderful weekend. I went to a retreat for women to break their soul and spirit ties. We went to a Catholic Center for a day and a half. The center was incredible. But, the greatest things about it was a room that was build, just for one reason. To find God.
This room had a restriction. No talking. I went to check it out and as soon as I opened the door, I experienced God. Some of the women found the experience so strong that they had trouble standing under the power. I decided that I would come back to the room when no one else was around.
I woke in the morning talking to God. I was discussing with Him the fact that I always have words for others and would like a word for myself this morning. I had been struggling with the usual doubt's about my own walk and needed encouragement. So, I set off for the quiet room.
It was six in the morning and yet there was a women, already, in the room. I found my way to a seat and waited on the Lord to speak to me. The silence was awesome, but I needed a word. I tried to empty my mind, but kept telling God.."I'm here".
Finally, I heard a word. "Dutiful". I was a bit surprised. "Is that a word?" I asked. I kept pondering on this when I heard another word. "Alarm". Ok. I thought. I am a dutiful alarm. What those that mean, I wondered.
Excited that I had heard from God for myself. I left the quiet room after praising God. I found some of the women up. I asked a teacher..."Is there such a word as dutiful". She said it was an old word, but, yes it is a word. I started looking for a dictionary. Finally, one was found.
Dutiful a derivative of Duty.
Duty- an action or task required by a person's position.
Dutiful- performing the duties expected or required of one
So, I am one who does what is required. Then I looked up Alarm.
Alarm- any sound, outcry, or information intended to warn of approaching danger.
There it is. I am a person of God, whom sounds the alarm of danger because it is required of me, by my God.
I was so excited. God had met me and blessed me. I am a dutiful alarm. It was a beautiful and fulfilling weekend. Praise be to the Living God.
Posted by Given55 at 6:42 AM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Much of his exhortation centers around the election itself. That is now history. I share this to share the warnings it contains to allow us to begin informed intercession NOW to avert as much of this as possible. As Bishop Hamon teaches, we can either fight the war in the spirit or in the natural. The degree to which we win it in the spirit, we do not have to suffer the consequences in the natural. We have lost the battle over the election. Let us begin IMMEDIATELY to war against the potential consequences to our freedoms.
I will add an admonition that was shared with me this past Saturday evening during a conversation with a prophet to whom I relate. We must not this time make the mistake we (the people of God) made with President Clinton. We MUST pray for our President.
A Prophetic Warning from Pastor Steve Foss Sat, 25 Oct 2008 I am writing to you today an urgent message concerning the coming American election. God has released me to share with you a powerful prophecy He gave me eight years ago. I have shared this prophecy in a number of public meetings, but I have never published it for all our friends and partners.
Posted by Given55 at 6:38 AM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I got a call the other day that caused me to take another hard look at myself and my brothers and sisters in Christ. The caller was a member of my prophetic team. Her story and question went as followers.
"Every other Thursday, I work at the church getting food ready to give out. Lately, while I am working I see things moving out of the corner of my eyes. So, I made a conscious effort to stop and see what it was. I am seeing spirits. Not just one, but many. They are so busy. Running about and in a hurry. What is going on....why are they so busy?"
My heart became heavy with the confirmation of what I already knew, but had hoped was a mistake on my part.
"They are preparing of the nearness of the end of age" I responded to her.
We have a sense that time is short, but unlike the spirit realm we are to dull spiritually to prepare. The spirits know the urgency and the seriousness of what is to come.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
My fear of the Lord grows. I look to Him in fear and trembling knowing the age of evil is upon us and that I am not, nor perhaps will I ever be ready enough for this time. My spiritual strength lacks. But, my hope is there.
I have to make a determined effort to grow in spiritual endurance and power. To see God in everything and to seek truth. I ask God daily for clarity in this moment and know that He will answer me. Praise be to the Most High and peace to its inhabitants.
Posted by Given55 at 6:45 AM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
An unbelievably blessed post written by Saul over at Kansas Exorcists Society. Click here.
Posted by Given55 at 4:00 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
So...I am radio active. Cool!!!
Yesterday, I was sitting in my living room, when I suddenly started to have some pain. My jaw began to hurt. Then the pain moved into my neck and my chest became tight. The pain in my neck and jaw was quite painful. I suspected that I was having a heart attack. My son has been a first responder and he thought I was having a heart attack. So, I went to the hospital where they thought I might be having a heart attack.
Stayed over night. It is a terrible thing to be a Christian sensitive and to be in the hospital. I was woke up every hour by a different spirit in my room. They would wake me up, I would see them, look at the clock and complain. Not happy that my sleep was being interupted.
In the morning I got into this long line a wheel chairs to take a stress test, where they injected a raio active compond. My husband says I will glow tonight for Halloween. Anyways, the outcome is that there is no damage to my heart and it does not look like I had a heart attack.
The theory is that I blew a blood clot. Scary theory, but I am alright now. When this event was happening to me, I talked to God. I said to Him, "I really do not think that my time is up here. It seems that You have much more for me to do. So, I am going to relax and get through this thing>"
I was right and God is good. Still more for me to do. I am, however, sore from multiple medical procedures and weary from lack of sleep. I do not always understand the presence of spirits. But, I hope that I move on after my death and do not linger in some medical facility.
Posted by Given55 at 5:14 PM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
God is so good!!! So gracious!!!
A few weeks back, with an inner healing, I saw another of God's miracles. We met with a young woman whom had many issues from her past and wanted freedom. The healing was going on well when I suddenLy realized that she had some mental illness.
God spoke to me, so I asked the question. "Do you ever lose time." One of the members on my team spoke up and said "Yes she does." An example was that one night her husband found her outside, in the middle of the night, getting in her car to go somewhere. She did not remember nor know where she was going. She shared with me that she loses time often.
She had, also, shared earlier in the healing, that she had an invisible playmate when she was young called "Curt". I sat back in my chair and had a conversation with God. Here I am trained in the natural to deal with Dissociative Disorder or Multiple personality disorder and yet God was taking me to a spiritual healing. My natural training kicked in, for a moment. But, then my understanding of whom God is broke through the natural and I said to myself "God can take care of this." So, I began to pray through and watch God bring this woman back together.
Now, I had to let go of all the natural training that I have had and just let God be God. I asked to speak to "Curt" just in case "Curt" was a personality instead of an invisible playmate. I, also, by this time had come to the belief that we were looking at demons not alternate personalties.
Sure enough, her breathing changed, her attitude and her body posture. Next thing I knew, she lunged forward in her chair and came within inches of my face. It startled me, but I knew not to let this show nor to back down myself. This thing became threatening. So, I told it to be quite and sit back. There was a reluctance to sit back, but with the name of Jesus being spoke, she sat back.
Off and on there was threatening jesters. Several lunges at me and snide remarks. Trying to be tough and disarming. We remained in prayer and sought the Lord in every word that came out of my mouth.
There were tow demons. To boys. Both were rather mean and did not want to leave. For the woman sitting in front of me, she was floating in an out of reality. She would be there one moment then the next gone. These demons spoke often, so I bound them up so that they would not try to control the situation nor influence that woman either.
Deliverance came after a short while. It was beautiful to see and to know that God's truth are always founded in His hand. He reached down to this woman and set her free. She had been drawn several time to kill herself and had cut her arms to destroy the body. The new woman I met in that moment of deliverance was truly a woman of light.
She continues to walk free. She is gifted in the supernatural and I am sure that this is why, this assignment to destroy, had been put on her. She is young and has a wonderful life, with Christ, ahead of her. Freedom.....freedom...God is so true to His promises. Man would say that someone suffering in this way has very little hope of a stable and joyful life. But, God says, "Be healed by my name" and with that all things are possible.
Posted by Given55 at 7:11 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Lord has been very good to him and he has come along side of me to help with my ministry. It is a delight to have him on board. His growth in Christ is amazing.
So, let me introduce you to him. He has started a new blog that I will help co-write, as will several others on my team. Here is a link to his blog Kansas Exorcists Society.
Posted by Given55 at 6:44 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
I was walking into church the other day when I was stopped by one of the worship leaders. He wanted to tell me of a dream he had. In the dream he was leading worship but, fell asleep. When he woke up, in the dream, and looked out into the congregation, they were now asleep. He said that, at this point in the dream, I got up and walked to the front of the church and said, "the church will no longer slumber". He wanted to know if I knew what this dream meant.
I got very excited about his dream. For a year now, God has been talking to me about the slumbering church. This made my friend excited as well.
As the church slumbers the world seep in. We become tolerant to the things that are sins to our God. We become lazy in our Bible study, our prayer life and our everyday walk with the Lord. We quit walking in the gifts of God and the authority of the Father.
I look to myself in this slumber and see that I too, have fallen prey to this spirit of slumber. I am very busy with ministry, but take little time for a quiet moment with God.
With a closer look at myself, I ask myself "do I walk in the fruit of the Spirit or do I ignore the fruit."
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
I began to look at what the opposite of these fruits would be and sure enough, especially in my thought life, I found that I have a long to go.
Love= The opposite of love is to detest or dislike.
Joy= The opposite of joy is sadness, sorrow, unhappiness.
Peace= The opposite of peace is, disharmony, disagreement, war, fighting.
Patience= The opposite of Patience is agitation, frustration, intolerance
Kindness= The opposite of kindness is cruelty, harshness, meanness.
Goodness= The opposite of goodness is evil, indecency, meanness, wickedness.
Faithfulness= The opposite of faithfulness is dishonesty, falseness, inconstancy.
Gentleness= The opposite of gentleness is harsh, cruel, violent, sudden, wild, unruly
Self-control= The opposite of self-control is agitation, rashness.
It tore at my spirit when I realized how far from the fruits I truly have been. So, then I must look at the ways to overcome this slumber and begin to walk into the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Begin anew, to catch every thought and bring it into alignment with the Word of God. To praise Him all day and meditate on His promises.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
To put on the armor of God and to never take it off.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Wake up Church!!! Do you not see that the time in nigh for the Lords return. Wake up!!!!
Posted by Given55 at 6:36 AM
Monday, October 13, 2008
An Ordained Time
I never know what will happen next in my walk with God. It is certainly never boring and I have come to expect, the unexpected.
I was in a class the other day that helps find your purpose in life. I assist in teaching this class and love to be there to see the changes in women's lives. During class it was obvious that one women at a major headache. So, it was decided that after class, we were about to close, that we would lay hands on her and pray healing.
Myself and another leader prayed for her and watched God work. Her headache was relieved and she felt blessed. The young woman that was praying with me, asked me to pray over her mother that was in the class. Now, her mother is one that I felt I could read pretty well.
In the class I could see that she was over wrought and very stressed. That she could not find relief from the everyday stress that she herself had put on to herself and there, sitting in that stress was not finding God.
I told her what I saw and she began to cry. But, when I touched her to pray, she suddenly manifested an oppressing spirit. I was surprised. I did not see that one coming. Her face began to contort and her body to rock. She was moaning and crying. So, I began to pray against this thing of evil that was oppressing her.
She grabbed my knee and squeezed. Then she would slapped my knee, then squeeze again. It was quite painful, so I started relaxing my knee, so that my concentration was were it needed to be. I prayed for what seemed like a very long time.
She suddenly said, "I see light. A little bit of light". This gave me a handle on where we were. So, I prayed against darkness and prayed that the light of the Lord fall upon her.
She began to speak in tongues. Not sure if she ever had tongues before this. I have had people pray in what seems like tongues, but then recognized it to not be a tongue from God. So, I listened to her and realized that she was speaking a tongue from God.
She wailed. Then just as fast as this began, it stopped. She sat back and took a deep breath. "wow". "Where did that come from?, she asked.
I told her, that this was her ordained time from God, to be set free. No longer was she to be oppressed by evil. She is free.
You never know when God is going to put you to work. Just like we must always be ready for the fight in the heavenlies, we muse also be ready to be called by God to obedience. There I was minding my own business and suddenly God appears and the world changes.
Thank You God.
Posted by Given55 at 5:36 AM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This last weekend, I went to a woman's breakfast at my church. A woman from the church spoke on self image and how God made you. Her story was awesome. While she spoke many were touch and the grief. anger and resentment came up in many.
There was a plan in place for me to get up while she was praying and take over. It was remarkable what God did.
I told them to keep their eyes closed in contemplation. Then I took them through an inner healing. A short inner healing that just focused on whatever memory was brought up for them during the time this woman had spoken.
While I spoke more women began to break down with pain from life. God was moving and the healing began. I shared with them the true essence of who they are "fearfully and wonderfully made". While they were focused on the image of the past, I had them forgive and repent. Then they broke the soul and spirit tie to that person, place or thing and give back and take back anything that was stolen from them or that they had left behind.
I suppose I did not trust the Lord, because it did not seem to matter what was coming out of my mouth, God was doing a work. Just as I had ask from Him, He was speaking for me and what I heard coming out of my mouth and what the women heard coming out of my mouth were two different things.
He used me to heal the pain of their lives. He spoke through me and reached each one of them individually. They could feel His presence and felt that He was just speaking to them alone. They are right. Last Saturday was the day the Lord chose for them to be healed. Their victory day.
It was beautiful. God orchestrates everything. Even in a room, in a church, in Wichita.... God changed lives.
Posted by Given55 at 7:32 AM
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I have not written a lot lately because of a situation in my life. I wrote a bit about it in a previous post, but will now write of the whole thing.
My home was inhabited by a spirit. Since, I see into the spirit realm this would not seem to be much of a problem, except that it would not leave. We tried all we knew to do. My husband and I prayed together for it to leave twice, a friend and myself prayed, I fasted and prayed, but to no avail.
I could not understand why it would not bow at the knee of Jesus.
I pressed in to God and received prayers from many. There was lots of advise and warnings, but nothing would help. I have removed many a demon from other peoples homes by the grace of God. But, my own home was quite the mess.
After a while, our visitor, started to feel like one of us. We always wanted it to leave, but we became use to it and were no longer startled nor uncomfortable with it around.
It told me its name. "Bebet". God had once shared with me that you can power over some by knowing its name. It stayed on the second floor and if someone came to the house it would come down to see who was here and then go back up stairs. It would, at times, get on top of me. When this happened it felt like a weight was on me. I would then tell it to get off of me by Jesus name and it would get off. But, it would not leave my home.
Finally, a friend called and said that she thought the folks on my prophetic team should come over and pray this thing out. So, we set the date and last Saturday we prayed.
After one,on the team, showed up early and we sat on my porch, this spirit came out and began to torment me. About every two minutes it would get on me. I could feel it trying to get inside of me. The feeling was unnerving but, I stood my ground.
We worshiped before we started. While worshiping it visited us. Three on the prophetic team are Christian sensitives, including me. We would get dizzy when it was in the room. At one point, I realized that all three of us were walking backwards at the same time. It was pushing us back. Again we stood our ground.
When we went upstairs we all prayed. There was eight of us walking from room to room. We heard it cry "help". One heard it moan and scream. For myself the battle that was going on inside of my head intensified. It was speaking to me and trying to gain control through me. I fought hard. To near exhaustion.
Finally, we began to shout in prayer. To contend with the heavenlies. We cursed this thing, we praise God, we read loudly from the Bible. We stomped our feet, we cried to the Lord, and finally we won.
While praying in the spirit and shouting to the Lord, those that had gone to the lower floor said that the lights were flickering and things were swaying. They were praying on the lower floor as hard as we were on the second.
Praise God. Praise God. This thing is gone. Gone!!!
My house has been swept clean and everything is right again. What did I learn? I learned that "This kind come out through prayer and fasting. That some times the resolution of such things is in God's plan. He may just be teaching you something. What did he teach me?
He taught me that in this age, when evil is being release onto the land, that standing firm will be harder than ever. That we have never had to contend we such evil power as we will now. That demons talk common since and God in not necessarily in common since. That the victory is always God's but we do and can get in the way of victory. That if we are not prepared for battle and in this age that is upon us, we need to always be prepared, that the fight we be ongoing and our spiritual defense will be broke down.
I have learned how badly we need our brothers and sisters in Christ. That through that loving family and their righteous anger love conquers all. As families should be, they will not settle for one of their own being tormented by anything.
So, all in all, I have learned how to "Fight the good fight". We, as Christians, need to see the world for what it is. It is not our home and as a foreigner in a foreign land we are not accepted. Not accepted by the world nor the evil of the spirit realm. In this place of prejudiced we have to be close to the one who gives us strength, who gives us courage and who gives us love. We can not go into battle without Him. We can not battle the forces around us without the light of God not His weapons. We need, above how, to prepare
This is not a time to be lazy not compliant. This is a time to prepare.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
With this in mind we should prepare for the coming and existing battle. Because the enemy is not dumb, he attacks with familiarity, He knows you and finds ways to attack that are personal and can be emotional. He is creative and clever in battle and without God there is no way that you will be prepared. So, prepare. Press into God and put on your weapons of warfare and never take them off. You, my friend, walk in victory, but only if you prepare.
"For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Posted by Given55 at 7:29 AM
Friday, September 19, 2008
Posted by Given55 at 6:23 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I seem to be on a roller coaster with God. I happen to be sitting in the front seat. The person in the front seat, is the one first surprised by all the dips and turns, and then warns the people in the back by their screams. That would be me. Hanging on for dear life as God and I whip around this life with me surprised and screaming at every turn.
But, most of the time, my warnings go out and reach deaf ears. I am not talking about prophetic warnings just wisdom with life warnings.
I have, however, learned that every time I revisit the same old curve, I learn more about myself and ways to keep myself safe. Sometimes we just keep walking into the same old pain because a deep need in us still has not been met. So, without thinking, we hit the same old curve and again the pain of being jostled grows inside of us.
Posted by Given55 at 6:56 AM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So, much has happened since I last wrote. But, I am going to tell you a simple, but wonderful story.
I have this terrible fear of going to see the dentist. Maybe it stems from going to butcher dentists when I was a child. But, I will do anything to not have to go to the dentist.
Last year I had a tooth start to hurt. I asked God to heal it and it would get better. But, in the last year, I have asked God to heal it several times and it always came back to pain.
I have been in fast for eleven days now. I believe that God honored my fast bythe event I am about to tell you. My tooth began to hurt. I said to God. "If it is not to be healed, can it just fall out, so I will not have to see a dentist." The next day, my tooth suddenly fell out.
If God had healed my tooth, then I would not have had the proof that I have now, of His glory. I'm all grown up, very grown up, and my tooth, painlessly falls out, after I ask go to grant me such a thing. That is an awesome God.
Posted by Given55 at 9:36 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I do not know what to write. My life has become very uncertain. So, I lean on the promises of God.
I am learning a lot. God is teaching me about His mysteries. There is much that I need to learn, so I have taken my body into a fast. In my fast, I am expecting more spiritual truths to be unfolded before my eyes.
I watch as the spiritual realm wars for our souls. I watch and see that we, humans give up easily to the threat from the evil one. I see how easily we are deceived and how easily we blame others for our problems.
Distorted, as my reality has becomes, I hold on to God while He walks me through this time of revelation. Knowing that "Jesus wins" in the end, I hold onto that victory and look the enemy straight in the eyes. Those eyes do not bring me into fear, just into more questions that I wait for the Lord to answer.
This is not a lesson that I would have signed up for. I only stay in the lesson because of God. It would be easy to just walk away from this and drive it deep into the recesses of my mind. But, I can not walk away from what God has, for me, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.
I wait, holding onto all the advise, but waiting. I fast and prayer waiting for the Lord to give me revelation. He alone holds the key to the door of knowledge. He alone will show me the way to the truth and the light. I wait upon the Lord.
Posted by Given55 at 6:55 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
With all my children in one spot, it has been crazy at my house. But, that does not stop the spirit realm from creating chaos.
Things got weird around here even for me.
My oldest boy is staying on the second floor of my house with his new wife. He came down and told me, one day, that the top mattress on his bed had been moved. I did not put much into that, thinking that it had just moved from the two of them moving about while asleep. But, one night his wife went up to sleep and while she was laying on the bed it began to shake and then it move, the top mattress, about a foot off the bed.
I could not understand why it was there, or why it did not leave. I was getting a bit angry. Calling out to God to make this thing leave, demanding in Jesus name it leave. But, still it stayed. Then the strangest thing, for me, happened. I was standing next to my son and his wife when I heard someone laugh. I said to my son, "did you just laugh?" He said, "No, I was hoping it was you." I looked at his wife and she shook her head "No" to show me she did not laugh. But, we all heard the laugh.
I asked my son to mimic the sound and sure enough we all heard the same thing. Usually, I am the only one who hears these kinds of things. It felt really strange to me. I started asking God questions.
"This sounds like a haunting, Lord." "Is there really such a thing" "Do those shows that look for ghosts, get rid of them and if so how?"
He answered with a "yes". Then I asked, "Did that person ever get mad at you?" The answer was "yes". That was were this thing had come from. A spell or curse or whatever you want to call it had been placed on my son. This mad me madder than ever. So, I began to pray and break the curse or assignment in Jesus name.
It has been two days and nothing is happening up stairs. Peace has returned to my house.
What happened in the last few days makes me wonder about how many people are being tormented in such a way. In these last days evil is intensifying and more and more people will become tormented by such things. I pray that these people will find the power of the Lord and the leading of the Lord to stop all assignments from the evil one.
Posted by Given55 at 6:59 AM
Friday, August 29, 2008
All of my children are in one place for the first time in years.
I watch the interaction and see how they have changed. Once they were mine, now they are the worlds.
One is making his way back to Christ. The others believe, but are, at this time, choosing to be of the world.
The one returning to God, is an alcoholic. He has suffered a great deal. But, yesterday got married to a very nice girl and today is sober. Being the oldest, he sees what the others have done with their lives, in the physical, and knows he has wasted precious time in his life.
The other, of my children, see that time is short, but the seduction of the world is to much and they continue to walk in the flesh. On one level I understand this, on another I do not.
I, myself, once being an atheist, I see how easy it is to fall under the curse of the world. But, I did not know nor understand the Word of God. They, my children, do know the Word. So, it does baffle me a bit.
This is a time in history when it is not good to ignore the things of God. I asked God the other day, how soon is the coming of our Lord. His response was only "Nigh". Soon. Vague as this answer was, I know that even a "Nigh" is a warning.
If only we could give those who are walking that thin line a pair of spiritual glasses.
Posted by Given55 at 6:48 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Life is so busy. It is difficult to find the time to sit and focus on Jesus. So, I fall back on the discipline of catching every thought to the obedience of God.
Staying focused on God in the business of our minds can be a enormous task. It can become frustrating and overwhelming. We begin to tell ourselves that communing with God twenty four hours a day is impossible and then give up. But, I tell you that it is not impossible and in this age, we need to practice finding God in everything.
For myself, there is just no way that, at this time, I can sit down and just wait or meditate on the Lord. So, I have found that I can be with God and know I am with God 24/7.
Through the discipline of catching every thought I have found that I praise God or pray constantly in the back of my head. It is like a second thought, that lies beneath the thoughts throughout the day. These thoughts have become a natural process throughout my day.
I can hear myself praising God while I talk to others or concentrate on a project. This has become a habit, a natural part of my thinking process. It helps me to stay in intimate contact with my Lord. It brings me peace and strength.
I began this discipline by making sure that my thoughts were on the Lord. I would make a conscious effort to only think of God. When I would find my thoughts moving away from God, I would quickly bring them back to God. It took many months of concentrated effort to have this discipline become a part of my everyday life, but the outcome of that effort is incredible.
Posted by Given55 at 6:42 AM
Monday, August 25, 2008
Are spiritual gifts inherited? I am seeing this in my life and family.
All my sons have seen into the spirit realm. Two have been spoke to by demons and had to deal with them on some level.
My daughter, however, dreams. She claims to not be a believer, but does believe in the signs of the end of days. I suppose this is hard to dispute with all that is going on. The dreams that God gives her are prophetic. They speak of things to come. Most of the times, she does not remember the dream or puts it on the back burner for later examination.
She has, however, over the last few years, had a recurring dream. In the dream, she is on our farm. Her oldest brother is there, I suppose you could say he was guarding the area. A woman arrives on a horse and she is pregnant. My daughter helps her to deliver the child and the woman dies. The dream then skips to the future and my daughter is raising the child. In the dream, my daughter knows the name of the child, which I will say only starts with a M.
This person has just come into our family. I have asked God, if He gave this dream to my daughter so we could pray against this event. I got no clear answer. So, like Jesus, I am praying that if He would, would He take this from our family. But not my will, but His will be done.
Posted by Given55 at 7:39 AM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
This verse came to me while I was doing something that I did not want to do, but God wanted me to do it.
So, the words get turned around a bit, and it is for the spiritual good, but for me it feels bad.
Sometimes, God asks us to do something and it just feels bad. It may hurt someone or cause a rift between people. but in the grand scheme of things, in the spiritual realm, it is for the better good.
When we can not see what God is doing, we just must have blind faith and walk in obedience. To follow God is not always an easy road. By far, it is full of tangles and dangerous turns. But, we need to come to the difficult stance that, "I will only do what I see my Father doing." That can be a difficult stance.
Maybe, in this life, we will not see the results of what God has asked us to do. Or maybe we will be granted that favor. But, the most important thing is no matter what it is, or no matter how bad it feels, if God is commanding it, we must complete the task.
Posted by Given55 at 7:32 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It is so awesome to watch God's hand at work.
I read a post this morning by The Light in the Woods, and was reminded of what God had once done for me.
I was living on our farm and would have to drive 60 miles to work everyday. On this day, I got into my car, turned it on and the air bag light was flashing. I decided to ignore it and go on. But, half way down my 1/4 mile drive way, the light started to nag at me. So, I backed up and went into my house and got my car manual.
It took a while for me to find that this light flashing was an indication of any number of problems. None of which meant much. So, I turned my car back on. The flashing light was no longer flashing.
I was grateful and praise and thanked God for His love. He is my protection.
I believe that God is in everything that I do. So, if I become puzzles about something that is going on, I always ask God "What are you doing?" He in His majesty, always answers. Seeing what God is doing and knowing that He is in everything gives me comfort.
Posted by Given55 at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Satan seems to be working overtime, as of late.
In the last week, I have had two women flee to my house from their husbands. Another, woman, called for emotional support, as she had just called the police to have her husband picked up for abuse.
All three women and husbands are serious followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. All three events were brought around by drugs and or alcohol. All three are still struggling. One, the wife, is also bound up by drugs.
We can easily see that Satan has a hand in these marriages. We know the story, "Satan is trying to kill me." "Satan is trying to destroy my life." etc. But, sometimes, those quit being the whole truth and instead become an easy excuse for our own choices.
Being relentless keeps my eyes on God. I can not look to the left or the right. To drugs or to alcohol. Because if I do take my eyes off of my object of pursuit, I will fall, stumble, lose sight of my God.
I grew tired in my dream. When the fatigue set in, I could have, by choice, stopped or slowed down. Then, my eyes will begin to take in the world that is around me. My pursuit, might, take on a whole new look and track. Feeling fatigued and resting I see what the world has to offer and just might, by choice, take those things to pursue, instead of God. After all, the things of the world are easily gotten, easily seen, easily excused away.
In these end times, we certainly need to be relentless. Satan is working overtime, in that I am sure. But, we are victorious over the things of Satan and the only way we can fall prey to Satan's schemes is by making a choice to turn to him instead of God. We play an important role in the fight for our soul's, it is a role of choice. Satan does not get all the glory for the misstep of God's people.
So, I can either be relentless in my pursuit of God or I can be relentless in my pursuit of drugs, alcohol, sex, crime, food etc. I can either say "no" to the things of this earth, or I can say 'Yes" to God. It is easy to get caught up in the things of this world, but once you do, you need to take responsibility for that and fight your way back to the one who loves you. In your fighting, BE RELENTLESS.
Posted by Given55 at 6:07 AM
Friday, August 15, 2008
I got this word from God last Saturday night.
"I can not come, because you, my people, hold yourself in reserve.
Reach deep inside of yourself and find your reservation. Heal from those things that reserve, delay and subdue your worship.
You have not abandonment, because of your reserve. These are the things that keep you from the temple of my heart.
Be relentless in your search for freedom. Invite my hand to crush those things that keep you from the truth and free worship.
Posted by Given55 at 7:56 AM
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sometimes love is not enough. And with that you continue to love, although your heart may become a bit sore, wounded and a bit lost, your love always goes on.
There are forces in this world that can take a person and rip them to the core. As we watch these forces at work, in the ones we love, we try to help and love them. But, love, sometimes, is not enough.
For most, they will run deeper into the flesh. Letting go of those things we know to be right, lovely and true. Love can no longer hold us, because we have not given love complete entry into our souls. So, we become lost in the abyss of darkness. Our self centeredness guiding the way into the strongholds of life. We become of this world instead of not of this world. We start to become entrenched in the things that oppose love and then love is never enough.
"The truth will set you free" until you put yourself above God and say to yourself, "love is not enough". "I will take care of my own needs, I will seek the power in me and overcome, I can lead myself into victory." Love is, certainly, lost in this thinking and with love lost, we become alone. Even in a crowd, we are alone. Because, we have lost our first love and have rejected the love of others.
Posted by Given55 at 6:52 AM