|Posted by tiina.wilder on December 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM||comments (1)|
It is a common saying that we do not want the visitation of God, but habitation. But in order to have the latter, we must assess our heart and answer a few questions.
Question 1: Are we willing to let go of our plans, and agendas and the whole present routine?
If the answer is Yes, then we should check the bottom of our heart, and see whether we are really willing to let go and let God....
What does it mean: Let go and let God?
It means that no longer shall we plan and issue the schedules. Yes, there are the plans and schedules and time and location where to come, for otherwise no one would be able to co-ordinate anything or know where to go.....but we should be willing to let Holy Spirit have the upper hand.
I have noticed that although people are eager to confirm that Yes, they want the revival, after a week or few, they get tired and think about their usual obligations and things they loved to do.....Now, it does not mean that we would all leave our jobs and have a revival. Although for some it may well mean also that. But....revival takes money.
Question 2: Are we willing to give to the revival, and support it with our finances? The tycoons of the world, yes God can use anyone, but mostly He uses His people, the believers. Again, we should check our hearts and answer this question as sincerely as we can. For without the needed sums, we may not have a place where to come to, for there are always costs involved, and this is up to us to cover them.
Question 3: If we have now decided that we do not want just a visitation of God, which would last for a shorter or maybe longer period, from a few days to a few weeks, but are ready to welcome the revival in our midst, and are in earnest about this, we should be willing to invest into it also in other ways, like stoking the fire and keeping it burning via prayer. Prayer is a necessary component of every revival. For prayer, if done not in a religious manner but in co-operation with Heavens, and knowingly, releases the supernatural, and also upholds the atmosphere of revival.
I have understood one thing - God wants to give us more than we - His Church - want to receive.
Are you willing to receive?
Are you willing to be used as His hands and feet?
For revival is, after all, nothing else, than re-viving. Who is the one who needs re-viving? It is the dead and the languishing and the backslidden church where the hearts have grown dull and the minds dry. But if there is a desire, performance does not matter so much, whether it is perfect or not. God looks and moves at our heart's desire and answers the hunger and thirst within. Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? Are you dry and needy for His Presence? Now, naturally, you do not have to be dry. Revival is actually a default state of a believer, who walks in the spirit realm, for there is constant revival in spirit. But we, vessels of the earthen matter, tend to go through motions. And life, it happens. We fall short, and do not present the most immaculate performance at all times. We have feelings, and our life situations, and it may mean even that we are dry. But, if we understand our condition, and if it makes us yearn for His Presence, He shall come, and release the flow of His Spirit in our midst, watering the dry and parched land, and turning it to a living and fruitful oasis of life.
And what happens if we are revived? Then we are no longer dead and dumb and dull in the backslidden condition of our spirit, but life bursts out of us, making us burn with a passion for Christ. Then we cannot keep Him for ourselves only any longer. Then the desire to share what we have overtakes us and turns us into evangelists - the hands and feet of Jesus, through whom He can live out His purpose here on earth, and who are willing to go do the works of Jesus, by releasing life, and healing and hope, and faith and strength around us. Revival begins of ourselves. Check your heart and ask yourself are you ready and are you willing?
Many have been asking God sincerely for His move, but when He comes, they fail to recognise Him. They may take it just as another good meeting, or a series of it, or a mighty conference, but that's it. The most common idea of a revival is that we have a weekend of meetings and then we go into our lives to do what we have been always doing. Sometimes we hold on and have what we call, extended meetings.
But even then - do we have eyes to see, and the ears to hear, what the Spirit says? Or will we allow our natural senses and thinking dictate us what to do. Can we recognise the Hand of God the way prophet Elijah recognised it and saw it coming before the rain had come down, and when it was still dry, and the former situation which had lasted for three and half years had not changed in any noticeable way. But he knew his God. He had promised. And Elijah asked. And God answered. He sent his servant boy seven times back to see and report him back what he could see. And at the sight of a tiny formation of a cloud which was no bigger than the knuckle of a man, Elijah knew - the answer was at hand. And yet no drop of rain had fallen down. But he sent his boy to warn the king to speed up his chariots, and run then in their wake, and overtook them. Now that must have been a run worthy of the Olympic gold. But it was his sight which we need in order to co-operate with Heavens and understand the heart of God. Again, it does not fall into our lap by itself, but comes from the time spent in His Presence, where we have learned to know Him, and recognise His voice.
God bless you!
May revival fire burn in your spirit and make you the carrier of His glory, who ignites the ones around with his passion and love for Christ!
|Posted by tiina.wilder on May 27, 2014 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
This is a larger file, which I converted into pdf form and uploaded to the One Drive. It contains the healing promises found in the Bible.
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Healing is a part and portion of the life of a believer. Everything Jesus paid for on the Cross belongs to you, and it would bless Him if you'd make the most of it. The Bible says in Galatians 3:13 that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. In Deuteronomy 28 we can see that sickness is a curse and not a blessing from God.
Deuteronomy 28:61 ► King James Bible
Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Now these words are in the Old Testament context. Old Testament described God in a different way than He is known to His children who have received the free gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ today. Under the Old Covenant God was far from us, under the New Covenant the same God became near us through Jesus Christ who came and lived with us, and became in all matters like us, so He can identify with our pain and sufferings and joys. God came down in Jesus Christ to lift us up, to Himself.
Now, some may interpret God who has become the Father to everyone who have opened his or her heart and given Jesus Christ the permission to enter in, through the lenses of their own relationship with their earthly father. While some earthly fathers may have their deficiencies, then God is a perfect Father. His will for us is good, and He is just and righteous and kind to us.
Romans 8:32 ► King James Bible
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
God wants you to be healed. In Numbers 21, under the old covenant, God healed His nation by giving them the instructions to lift the bronze serpent on the pole and everyone who looked at it, became healed. In the new covenant Jesus has become our "bronze serpent".
John 3:14 ► King James Bible
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Numbers 21:8 ► King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Sickness does not come from God, it comes from the enemy of our soul, the devil. But he is no match for our God. The attacks may and will come, but God has given us the victory through Jesus who has paid the full price for our freedom from sin and curse, for our salvation. Salvation is a package deal. It includes the blessing of God, and contains the salvation for our spirit, soul and body. It is good news for you.
If you have been suffering from any kind of ailment or mental or physical condition, there is hope for you! If you have been wrestling with some addictive habit, binding you, there is freedom available for you! Jesus came not to condemn the world, but to set us free. Salvation is the default state of a believer. We are healed by default, and set free by default. Any binding and addictive habits have to go. There is deliverance from under the curse of the law, and from the demonic attacks, targetting every area of our wellbeing.
Healing is the bread of the children of God. But He goes a step further and lets His sun shine both on believers and unbelievers alike, and does not deny His grace and goodness also to the ones who do not know Him yet.
The price for salvation has been paid for all! The only you have to do today is to turn your eyes on Jesus, the way the Israelites turned their eyes to the bronze serpent in the desert where they were bitten by the serpents, and were healed by looking up. Look up, your salvation has drawn near! All it takes is for you to look at the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ, who was hung on the tree the way the fiery bronze serpent was hung on a pole in the desert, and everyone who looked at it, was healed from the poisonous bites.
When the enemy has tried to bite you, there is every hope and help and healing available! Despair not, and be not distressed! The price for your healing has been paid for. It would be foolish not to take advantage of the offer, made available for you. Thus, be wise and side with the winning party. Jesus Christ has overcome the power of the enemy, the author of the sin and the curse and every kind of ailment and disease attacking the humans today and causing disasters. He has conquered the death and the hell and every demon trembles at His Name. Use the Name of Jesus and defeat the enemy with the authority God has given you. Defeat the enemy and anything which he tries to hurl at you and which has a potential to steal, kill and rob you. Be the winning force and know your rights and put them to good use! Decide to be an overcomer! In Jesus all things have become possible. He has reversed the curse and brought the salvation - and brought God near us. He is no longer a distant, far away God, but your loving Father through Jesus Christ, His firstborn who made us the way through His own life which He gave for the whole humankind. So that everyone who believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. Choose life! Be a pro-lifer. Live, and do not die before you are dead. Live your life to the fullest, for the glory of God. For it pleases Him when He sees His children for whom He gave His all, doing well in life. He broke the curse, and gave you His blessing. Let it work for you and put you over and give you the victory in every situation which you encounter in your walk in your earthly life! God bless you!
Galatians 3:13-14 ► King James Bible
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
|Posted by tiina.wilder on May 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
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I hope Holy Spirit will use these words to stir your passion to the degree where you are captured and overtaken by your love to Him and the people.
The harvest is truly ripe. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit says, and if we maintain an open and sensitive heart, He can draw people near us, knowing that we would make the most of the windows of opportunity. Then we do not have to go seeking for the lost, for He will send them our way.
He has given us the power to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and cast the devils out. Let us make the most of it, knowing that the same power that keeps everything in the world together, and the stars and planets at their orbit resides within us. Let us be bold to step out when Holy Spirit stirs us. And if we miss an opportunity, this is our learning curve. He will give us a new chance to do better. The more you do, the better it goes and easier it becomes. He is the God of the second, and third and fourth and -th chances. As many as we need, He is willing to give out of His goodness. He heals out of His compassion and goodwill.
Every good and perfect gift comes from above - the Father of Lights. He is the answer to all our need. Lift up your eyes and the strong and mighty King of Glory shall come in. You don't have to make it all alone, Holy Spirit of Jesus is here to stand by your side, to advise and show you the way.
God bless you as you join me in the work for the expansion of His Kingdom!