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BE INSTANT IN FAITH

We know the Lord tells us in His word to be instant in season and out of season. (ITimothy 4:2) The Lord said to me; “Be instant in Faith” This is not a revelation that applies to our solid foundation, for we are always to pray, fast, and spend intimate time with our God. We are always to dedicate time to Him and soak in His presence. But when God whispered to me “Be instant in Faith” He also gave me understanding that this truth is a strategy to accomplish God’s will in different  situations we face in this current day of the instant fast-pace life in which we find ourselves, especially in  America. It is a revelation tool to use to accomplish God’s will for such a time as this. We know our great God can do amazing things in an instant.  So I believe Father wants us to Know that it is not our condition, or our situation, our time, our peace, or all our prayers, but it is “our FAITH in the God who is in us” to accomplish what is needed to glorify Him in the moment.  When we just respond to His will even if it is in chaos, in sickness, or in many distractions, etc, still He will come because of simple faith. The faith of a mustard seed spoken of in the scriptures is the faith of Jesus Christ that He has given to us  and it will move mountains.  It is His faith He has placed in His own. So  we must set ourselves aside and know it is not about us but rather the God  who is greater in us that will do all things and will do the impossible at anytime or anywhere. Glory to God for this is freedom. It is not about us to make anything happen for His glory. Our part is simply to  believe God, to show up in faith, obedient, and humble. Praise God for His ways are so much higher than ours.

Hebrews 11: 1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  So the faith of the Lord in us is going to put substance to what we hope for, it will put  evidence into things we have not seen.                                  

Hebrews 11: 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that HIs is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  It is the faith Jesus placed in us that will capture the Lords ear and power. We will accomplish nothing or receive nothing without faith for the just shall live by Faith.                                                                                                           The just shall live by Faith” (Romans 1:17) Paul said in Galatians 2:20 ” The life I live I live by the Faith OF the son of God” KJV                                                                                                                I

WRITE US IN YOUR BOOK

Write us in Your Book

MALACHI 3:16-18

Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the lord and who thought on His name.
And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels )My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

GOD IS WRITING A BOOK: I WANT US ALL TO BE IN IT.

God is listening for us to talk often to each other about Him in our lives. He is writing a book. He wants to write down the love and faith of His own treasures.(people)
If we are worshipfully fearing to be completely abandoned in His Lordship and helping one another often we will be one of the jewels He puts in His book.
If we are written in His book of remembrance we will always be spared in times of trouble like a son is always sheltered by His Father.
We serve Him first with our pure hearts and release the fruit of that eternal priority to each other often, that our discernment will be right and not wrong.

PRAY AND BELIEVE: MAYBE YOU WOULD JOIN ME

Come Lord with healing in your wings for
all the crippling ailments in the body of Christ (body, soul, spirit)
and release us fully into personal and corporate destinies.
Equip us with all the mantles of reformation that are falling from heaven now,
and as we are all worshipfully fearing to be faithful to serve you first in full obedience
come to baptize us new with the power of Your love for others out of that fruit.
This I pray and proclaim for us all in the mighty name of the one name above all else, The Lord Jesus Christ.

Awake, Arise, Shine

by Janee Hawks

I would encourage you today that the coming days in the Lord are the finest hours of the church of Jesus Christ. He is calling and empowering His glorious church to AWAKEN, to ARISE, AND TO SHINE in this world with the GLORY OF THE LORD. That GLORY is CHRIST FULLY ALIVE IN YOU.

Yes, great darkness will increase but much more will the grace and glory of the Lord abound. His church will shine brighter than ever with His great love and power. The world will know we are genuine Christ followers by our fervent love and kindness for one another. The Kingdom will come through us, His people. Heaven will come to earth through us, His church. His Divine plan will be done among all nations and people, through us, His body on the earth. The whole creation is groaning now waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God. Those who are lead by His Spirit are the Sons of God.

Because of His great love for us we are being shaken so that what remains is truly of His Kingdom and we can come into the fullness of the stature of Christ on the earth. The Kingdom of God is not shaken, not lacking, and will endure forever. It is the Fathers good pleasure to give us the Kingdom.

Therefore church, we must stand only in His righteousness freely God-given to us by faith in Christ. There is power released in His righteousness. We must encourage ourselves and pursue to live inwardly in His rest and peace. The promise to us is that the joy of His presence will always be our strength. We can always experience His power through praise and thankfulness in all things. There is a truth we secure deep within that ALL things are working together for us to be conformed into His image. We determine to keep the faith knowing it is a good fight with present and eternal rewards.

We are called to AWAKE to God’s vision that the knowledge of the Lord will cover the whole earth as the waters cover the seas. Know and see that you are a chosen people, a love gift to Jesus, a treasure of God, and a joint heir with Christ, who has been given a seat with Him now in heaven, that you might experience His authority and power over all the power of the enemy. You have an indwelling eternal HOPE that anchors you into His safe harbor to ARISE and SHINE through any storms you face.

Position yourself now for a great outpouring of God’s fire and glory, which will flow with rivers of great favor, abilities, strategies, special empowerments, assignments of supernatural results, and miraculous provisions. Move against all odds for God is with you. Stand courageously in the face of the giants that oppose you and proclaim that you will take the land for God. Pray with no doubt that all heaven is coming to answer your prayers. Know you have been rescued from the powers of darkness. They have already lost and you are more than a conqueror as you rest in the presence of the Lord. In His presence is where your will receive heavenly wisdom to build His Kingdom and the revelation of who He is for your situation which will defeat your enemy.

As we “Behold Him” by keeping ourselves in the mirror of His word and communing intimately with Him, He will transform us from faith to more faith, and glory to more glory. God will cause us to AWAKEN to His heart. He will give us the ARISE within, and He will cause us to SHINE. It is a season of a special visitation from the Lord. He is very near! Turn your eyes upon Jesus, and let the things of this world grow dim.

Our great God is in complete control of this world that He loves. His eye keeps watch over this nation and over His beloved.

His eyes are toward you and open to your cry (Ps 34:15).

He rules by His might forever; “His eyes keep watch” on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. (Psalms 66:7)

Overheard a Meeting of Alarm from the Courts of the Dark Kingdom

by Janee Hawks

An alarm was sounded in the Kingdom of Darkness! All were called to assemble to the devil’s courts. He arose from his throne with great rage and begins to declare, “We must intensify the battle against the image of God on the earth.” We must take out multitudes to hell and target our worst and most subtle weaponry against the believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and King. We cannot allow Jesus Christ to take any more ground, for I am king. The earth belongs to me. Shouts of sheer supernatural evil were resounding throughout the second heaven as the devil proclaimed his deception.

“INTENSIFY, INTENSIFY!”

As the armies of hell, crowd of fallen angels and demons, became quiet the planning began. Here is an example of their plans: Start by blinding them with so much pollution; the thick veil of deception and make them indifferent with drugs of discouragement and doubt. Cloud their vision with worldly pleasures until they slide into the love of my world system, for it will keep them from experiencing the love of God as their Father.

Go put them in a fog of too much self-focus and introspection so they will not have Holy Ghost spiritual focus. Make them dizzy with busy and busier until they stagger and become lame. Weigh them down with too much of everything especially the good things so they will never notice.

Overwhelm them with so much anxiety over the cares of life, and intoxicate and desensitize them with all that my world system has to offer. Steal their spiritual disciplines so we can stop them from engaging in the world as light and salt.

Give them more violence and sex to watch and be sure you tantalize them with my witchcraft and supernatural powers. Their eyes and ears are our gates. We must get this generation. We must keep them mesmerized with their technologies to rob all their time. Also rob them from any encounters with their God; give them so many attractive and legitimate things to do.

Steal their presence of God with pride over their spiritual accomplishments. Steal their time so they will not stand on any of those promises God gave and most of all so they will not get to know Him. Stifle their love with offence toward their own and torment them with situations they will not easily forgive.

Weigh them down with false responsibilities, wrong commitments, so they will be ineffective, lacking in real commitment and God given responsibilities. Crowd their calendars so they forget they are to be led by Holy Spirit’s calendar too.
Overload their spiritual plates with so much conflicting material until they become confused. Then they will not be able to partake of the one balance spiritual diet Holy Ghost would select for their own personal transformation.

Give them ideas and thoughts that will very subtly divide them and separate them. Twist it, use small-decorated lies, religious doctrine, and make them stubborn to work out their difference. Rob them of power with judgments against each other. We cannot let them become one. We cannot let them find the harmony in their differences. Their unity will only give them much more power. Cause their love to grow cold.

Complicate everything in their life, make their relationships difficult, and steal their money, strip their wages, make them more work and steal their memories and thoughts from their minds. They must not know they have the mind of Christ, a sound and spiritual mind. Let their minds be on such overload and their hearts heavy so they will never be still and hear the voice of their God.

Now maybe their faith will begin to waver and they will shrink back. Maybe their conscience will weaken by ignoring the issues. Maybe they will start to lose touch with God as they disobey. We want their bodies to begin to rule, self-gratification and ambitions to prevail; spiritual idols to creep in with pleasure seeking. Soon we are going to starve them and maybe they will no longer hunger and thirst for their God.

Don’t you see? They are going to shoot us down. Their leaders are starting to reveal to them the power of the Cross of Christ and that endless power of His blood. They are getting it, that they are only a prayer of faith away from a complete rescue, restoration and what they call redemption. They are screaming “LET MY PEOPLE GO! And it sounds like its coming from God’s throne. More Angels are being released to them.

Don’t you see? Don’t you see them? They are arising to their glory; they are walking as more than conquerors, they are going to become the glorious sons of God. They are beginning to reign as Christ’s kings and priests. The “whole body of Christ “is trying to infiltrate our world. We cannot let them converge and form unified power. We cannot let all of Christ’s body begin to walk in the power and works He did on the earth. We must destroy His image in them. We must stop their advancement of the Kingdom of God. They are waking up! They are becoming fully alive and we will not be able to stop them.

Go intensify your attack, for God says Greater is He in them then we are.
Church of Jesus Christ, come together in the unity of His love,

“Arise; shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1-3

Divine Explosion is Coming

Prophecy given to me by the Lord in prayer on July 28th 2011. – Janee Hawks

The Lord spoke to me “DIVINE EXPLOSION” is coming.

Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him. Psalms 68:1

It will be destructive to the enemy’s camp.
God will arise and every enemy will be scattered in many lives and long-term oppositions will be scattered into nothingness. Many blockades of delay will be blown up. Evil oppressions, unhealthy habits, and ungodly strongholds in people’s lives will be shattered and blown apart.
Governments, media, cities and nations will see the results of the mighty arm of the Lord. They will be shaken and disarmed. This increase of light from the explosion will unveil darkness and deception in many high places and people.
Many of the devils schemes of destruction will backfire on him: and they will be turned into great advancements for the Kingdom of God.
The enemy will have his season but the church of Jesus Christ will arise to its intended glorious state and the words of John will come to pass “The spirit and the Bride say come.” Then the Father will say Jesus, go get your bride.

“The spirit and the Bride say come.” – Revelation 22:17

It will explode and release a violent expansion in the Kingdom in which energy is transmitted outward as a shock wave.
There will be fragments of power and glory hit the body of Christ and Kingdom ministries all over the world. (Like fire balls and glory bombs)
There will be outbreaks of revival and salvations from those fragments aiming with purpose throughout the atmosphere. Transformation will erupt.
There will be sudden increase in many arenas of life, outbreaks of the miraculous and the beginning of brand new activity in the spirit realm. There will be sudden outbursts of passion, light and sound in God’s Kingdom believers.

I really feel it is a prophetic word on a large scale, which just says God is going to display His greatness to this world. It will not come in our way but in His way. It may not all be easy or even comfortable at times. It may surprise many and not be the expected. The charge to us all has nothing to do with who we are, or how much we are loved, or what we do or don’t do, but rather just

BELIEVE GOD, THE VOICE OF GOD AND OBEY IT.

We are to begin now to decree it over our lives, our families, our churches, our cities, and nations for it will come.


 

South Africa – December 2010

Vince and I were honored to take part in a mission trip to South Africa with our church Atlanta Revival Center and pastor Vance Murphy. We ministered every evening for a week in a tent church in the area of Tonga located about 10k from Mozambique border, and 15k north of the Swaziland border.


Ministering in South Africa

Every service was unique and each night God allowed us to experience the fire and glory of God. We saw hundreds of people come to Christ for salvation. Many were delivered and healed in body and soul. Many were encouraged in the Lord. The darkness of witchcraft was pushed back in the area as the power of the Kingdom of God was released. The pure and simple gospel of Jesus Christ preached always releases the power of the God. We believe for the fire of God to remain with them so much more can be done to the Father’s praise and glory.


Response to Altar Call

We visited the children’s home of IRIS ministries, praying and encouraging them. We also attended a children’s feeding center near-by and was able to assist in their Christmas Party. We saw 400 eat with only enough food for 200. This is not unusual for them to experience. Little ones lined up with their little bowls to get a small portion of rice. They are so amazing to see the joy on their faces and in their hearts because of the love of Jesus they experience.


Vince at IRIS

We were blessed to be a part of the personal ministry among our group and develop closer relationships with the church body. One particular Morning Prayer meeting was charged with the power and presence of God among the group. It also directly affected the tent meeting that evening with great victories in taking ground for God in the Tonga area and in the personal lives of the people.


Janee at IRIS’ Feeding Center

Finally, a first time perk for us was a day tour through Krueger Park, the world’s largest natural habitat animal reserve. It was amazing that we saw everything except the cheetah up close and personal. One pride of Lions were about 100 feet from our vehicle and even a huge rhino so close we could see his eyes. The whole experience was a special gift from God.

We love Africa and cry out for this continent to become a force of God’s light on the earth. Africa will light the world as it burns with the fire of God’s love.

Vince and Janee Hawks

The Heart of Life

Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are all the issues of life
Proverbs 4:23

The heart is an incredible pump in our body. It pumps the flow of life, the blood, through us every day as it beats continually without any rest. It brings nutrients to us, oxygen to us, and filters out what could hurt us. It is the center of all other systems in our body; all life flows from the heart to the rest of our body. This amazing heart God created and put in us. He made it in the image of God. His heart is surely the center of all that exists throughout eternity. It is His heart that pumps life into everything that has breath or life. All breath is in His hands. All creation bows down to His greatness and waits for His flow of life upon it.

The heart God has given us is located between our soul and our spirit. Our heart holds one hand with the soul part and one hand with the spirit part of us. Hebrews12:4 says only the word of God can divide and discern between the two. God lives in the spirit, but the soul must be renewed to oneness with the God who lives within.

The Kingdom of God begins in the spirit heart that has been made brand new by the entrance of the Holy Spirit. So the spiritual heart holds a new creation in Christ. But part of the heart lies in the mind, will and emotion which is the soul and it must willingly be dedicated to process of becoming one with the Holy Spirit and the word of God.

Something deep inside me witnesses to me that the Heart of the Father God was my first home. And I am now finding my way back to live in this world from that Heart. When Holy Spirit is freely moving in the heart He will build the righteous nature, the peace and the joy within and without that was full and rich in Jesus Christ. In other words, He will build the Kingdom of God in you. He will build within the friendship and intimate communion with the God the Father and Christ Jesus. He will build within the power to destroy the works of the enemy and to turn the injustice of this world system to justice. The Kingdom of God will be released from you.

The Kingdom of God is to be released to the world around you with the same flow of God life that was in Christ Jesus. It is a heart to heart kind of life. Your heart beating in tune with Jesus’ heart and doing the things He did. Two hearts becoming one. Many hearts in Jesus becoming a force on the earth that conquers through love and touches many lives with that love. My heart cries out for more of this love. My prayer is that I want to love God, as He deserves to be loved with His own love. Holy Spirit you are the one who comes into us and immerses us into His love and power so humbly I ask you, humbly I cry out for more.

I believe our great God is a Father who loves and wants a family for eternity. He gave His heart when He sent the Word of God, the second person of the Godhead to the earth and named Him the only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Jesus came from the very heart of God to save us by paying the sin debt for all of mankind which caused His heart to burst wide open as He bore it all on the cross. But the grave did not hold Him for He became the first fruits of a new resurrected mankind. Those who would believe and give their hearts to Him would experience a supernatural change in their heart; He would be a new creation in them. He saw those who would come to Him and believe in Him as a pearl of great price worth giving His own life to save. He saw us like a beloved bride for eternity. He saw an eternal family, in the image of His Father whose hearts would beat as one with His.

He spoke that the answer to eternal life was to love the Lord your God with all your heart. He created the heart to love not hate. He created the heart to sing, to be filled with joy, to worship. And all hearts will worship something or someone because that is their main purpose. It is worship, the worship of our lives that is the muscle of the heart and it will beat for what it worships.

How keenly the fallen cherub Lucifer is aware of this truth so He works from the very beginning of time to create as many forms of religions, of glittering forms of seductions for the heart and influencing the worship of all creation instead of the creator. His greatest deception is planted in the heart of mankind from birth. His fall was pride that wanted worship for his own self. He wanted to be celebrated and so lead the revolt against God. When Adam and Eve came into agreement with him in the garden Lucifer was legally able to capture mankind and plant his fallen nature in them. Satan bound all of mankind in an orphanage of sin and death, becoming their father of lies, stealing them away from their God who is the Father of Love. Lucifer fell into prideful rebellion under heaven’s perfect conditions and great glory in the very presence of God. Jesus came and opened those prison doors to our orphanage positions and mindsets and set us free from the sin and hopeless death that bound us. We have the right to become sons of God with all the benefits of the Fathers house and eternal inheritance. Praise the Lord!

Through believing in the one absolute truth and giving our lives up to Jesus we become a new creation with a new heart. Now Holy Spirit does something supernatural in us; Christ Jesus is born in us and for the first time we are free and have new life that never ends. Our lives then become a season of decisions to let God renew our minds to His word and promises, to help us learn to love like He does, and to build His family on the earth until He returns again to set up His Kingdom of earth. Now He is building His Kingdom on the earth through His sons and daughters who have given their hearts to His heart to find the grace to be empowered to live this life for Him in all circumstances and all environments and all relationships.

“Oh God all the Glory is due You! Jesus all the joyful benefits of your suffering are due You.”

An Offering of Faith and Gratitude for the Blood of Jesus

This offering of faith and gratitude is related to the article on the blood posted last week. If you have not read that article, you can read that article by clicking here.

“A written offering of My Faith and Gratitude for your Blood, Jesus”

Thank you Jesus for Your Righteous Holy blood shed on the cross for us. We receive your life DNA as we lay down our lives and allow Your liquid love to pierce our hearts so a supernatural transfusion can happen.

Because of Your blood I can be clean, without spot or stain of sin in my heart and life. Every sin or transgression is erased and I am washed white as snow. Even the deep inner iniquity or heart trouble is blotted out of my soul and spirit. I can live in your righteousness.

Because of Your blood, my mind is whole, my will is strong for you, and my emotions are stable in your love. My body is set free from disease and sickness. I am healed and whole body, soul, and spirit.

Because of Your blood I can have your DNA. I can be like You. I can look like You, Jesus.

Because of Your blood I am strengthened from day to day with God life; the nutrients of heaven are transfused into me.

Because of Your blood I am delivered from all the evil powers of darkness, demonic wickedness, weapons, and strategies of the devil.

Because of Your blood I am protected from plaques and disease. Your blood is the antidote. Your blood kills the disease and Your blood is mine.

Because of Your blood I am marked and sealed for it is sprinkled on my whole life. I am protected in the judgment and wrath to come.

Thank you Jesus for giving me Your life- blood. Know me and keep me faithful to confess my sin before you that my body, soul, and spirit can be cleansed, pure and holy. I will see YOU. My whole life will be covered, and empowered to the praise of Your glory and to the riches of your inheritance in me.

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER!

When I See the Blood

God says, ”When I see the blood of my Son sprinkled on a life by faith, I will pour out My goodness and mercy. I will heal all their diseases and keep them from the plagues of the earth. I will protect them from the schemes and devices of the enemy and bring them out of tribulations with more than enough. I will cleanse them of all their transgressions and deep heart iniquities. When I see the blood of my Son I will give my Divine energy and strength. All things that pertain to life and godliness I will give them. Every good and perfect gift from above I will give them. When I see the blood I will deliver them from the chains the devil has put on their feet, I will take the evil controlling yokes from off their necks, I will loose the fetters that bind their hands and hearts from godliness and purity. God says “when I see the blood of my Son on the doorpost of a life, a heart, a family then I will pass over them with my death angel of judgment. I will let my wrath pass over them and not touch them. I will give them light when all around there is darkness, I will give them food when none is to be found. I will give them water from the most unlikely places. I will shade their life, satisfy their soul and pour out My grace upon them.”

God says, “When I see the blood of my Son, I see one who is overcoming their own fallen nature, the lust of the world, a testimony of Jesus Christ; He is a living witness of the real love and power of Jesus Christ. And he loves not his own life unto death because the same power that raised Christ from the dead into immortality is fully alive in His eternal being. For the one whose faith is overcoming through the power of Jesus blood, death has lost its sting and the grave has lost its power. They know deep within the best is yet to come.”

When God sees the blood of His son today He sees a life that knows there is still power today in the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. When God sees the blood He sees one who believes Jesus suffered and died shedding His righteous holy blood for us to possess. A supernatural transfusion takes place and the Spirit born heart and spirit receives a Holy righteous blood for he is a new creation and will become a partaker of the DNA of God His real Father. The Spirit of God sprinkles the lives of believers with the royal heavenly blood and then comes the oil of His anointing for love and service.

Since we existed in God the Father’s heart before we were ever in our mother’s womb, our goal in this life is to return to that heart of our Father God through the Holy Spirit and live this life from that great heart of love. From the Father’s heart God life is transfused into us; Christ inside, His nature and His power is cleansing us, changing us and marking us for protection. All the benefits of His divine blood are ours.

God says, “Where I see the blood of my Son, I will give access to all I am and all I have. These lives will be my eternal family, I will be their God and they will be my Sons and Daughters. They will live with Me in My new heaven and new earth forever and ever.”

Father God we pray bring a revival of faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ to your people and to the earth once again.

A Divine Work of Love

If I were to entitle this word “Repentance” no one would want to read it. So I titled it what true repentance really is, a work of love from our Father God. It is NOT condemnation, or shame or guilt. It is NOT God wanting to punish us. It is an act of the Fathers love to us. It is a beautiful thing in our lives because it causes us to be as close to our God as we can. He wants us to walk and talk with Him in the light of His love. It causes us to have the right to stand under a fountain of the divine blood of Jesus and be washed clean and be refreshed body, soul, and spirit.

When I went through a recent major surgery I was not able to shower for 14 days. When I finally was able to stand under that clean warm water and feel the refreshing of soap and water pouring over me it was wonderful. It refreshed my whole being. That experience is to be a regular part of our lifestyle.

It is no different when we live a lifestyle of repentance regularly with the Lord. It is refreshing to know we can continually stay clean in our conscience, pure in our intuition and unhindered in spirit worship. Our soul can stay focused toward God and sensitive to our spirit. We can stay hungry for His presence and power in our lives. Even our bodies can be energized. That is the power of the cleansing flow of the blood of Christ as we learn how to stay “humbly’ before the throne of grace, being “honest with ourselves” to have a “genuine confession” and a “turning away” from the desires of the flesh nature in us. In a sense repentance is a spiritual shower.

We can have the wrong idea about our Father who loves us so perfectly. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift. All we have been given is for life and godliness so that we live in this world unmistakably as true sons and daughters of God. In God there is absolutely no darkness, He is the Father of light. He is patient, kind, just, and full of mercy. He is love. His judgments are always just and right. They are His love as they draw His creation back toward Him so He can forgive them and bless them. Repentance is a gift from the Fathers love. It is the right to stand under the fountain of forgiveness through Jesus blood. It wipes away even the stain of sin. This spiritual shower gives us the clean hands and pure heart. Then we truly can ascend the hill of the Lord where we commune with Him in His presence and be empowered.

True repentance is judging yourself that you might not be judged. It is a pride crusher. It is not suffering or to be feared and treaded, but rather a blessing in Kingdom culture.

True repentance is sorrow over distance between you and God or you and people. It is the strong desire and action always toward “reconciliation” with God or people. Therefore it maintains intimate fellowship with the Lord and His family. It testifies the witness of Jesus Christ, who is the Fathers love to all. It releases the “redeeming power” of Christ into your life to buy back any thing you have lost. It takes humility, integrity, and faith to fully experience this gift.

I John 1 explains it so well. God says if we do not accept a repentant lifestyle and be honest with ourselves our fellowship is broken and we (verse 7 and 9) we could be listed under the hypocritical (verse 6) or the deceived (verse 8 ) or rebellious pride. (verse 10). Thank God we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one who gave His life for us. He is our mercy seat and it is His blood that cries out for us (see I John 2:1). Read I John 1 and 2. It is one of the greatest messages ever written.

Scripture tells us Jesus will come for us, a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle. There is only one way for that to be possible and that is through His blood in genuine repentant living. So Christ the “perfect one” will come when He sees His own righteous reflection in His church, which is His body and His eternal family. Wow! Praise God! I want to live in this place. How about you?

Kingdom Peace Story

Lord, we ask you today for real peace! Peace is “freedom.” Webster says peace is freedom from war, violence, and all disturbances that would keep you from quiet tranquility or mental calm and serenity.

Peace is a heavenly commodity that has to come to earth through the kingdom of God. It is His gift to us who believe and see Christ Jesus for who He is. Jesus said when he went away, “I will not leave you comfortless but I will give you another in My place. He will be My peace in you. Peace I leave with you, it is My gift to you, and it is not the same as the peace the world gives.” This peace that is so beyond our understanding is found in communion with the Holy Spirit who Jesus has given to His own.

I want to share one experience that has made this truth a reality that lives in me. In 1970 I experienced a peace that I knew was supernatural and would always be with me. My three-year-old son died after five days in a hospital struggling to live due to a tonsillectomy. Respiratory complications existed in the recovery room and he was not able to regain the damage done. I leaned into Jesus, who I was just getting to know.

He graced me with a holy peace and wrapped His arms of strength around me. The strength of His peace gave me a sense of security. Even though there was the shock of crisis and the deep grief of loss I was able to function in a calm state of serenity. In the weeks, months and years to follow I was to learn about His peace and His great faithfulness in the midst of the worst crisis I could imagine.

In the midst of this particular lengthy life-storm I was divinely kept in a state of freedom from damage and despair. It was real peace. The peace rested faithfully in my heart and mind. It was not dependent on what difficulties I had to face going through a funeral, or telling his two sisters why he was no longer with us. It was not dependent on the rough days ahead for me of missing his smile and giggles, or his hugs and kisses. When I had to remove his clothes and toys from his room my tears flowed like a river but it felt that they were being kept and used to wash away my grief. When I had to set the table without my little son’s plate my aching heart struggled in desperation for comfort and I found it in a divine person who knew pain and heartache beyond any man.

Jesus shared His comfort with me and now I know how to share comfort with others. This peace had His strength in it that enabled me to do what I would have never believed I could do. I found a part of me that I did not know existed. There were times of grieving where I felt so life-less and despondent but as I leaned into Jesus it would change. Looking back the best description of what I experienced is it seemed like a liquid healing ointment would touch me and was being smeared on my heart. I know now it was the love of God. You see this became Jesus revealed to me. This touch was a person; it was Jesus, who has been my faithful redeemer and friend now for 38 years. And it was Holy Spirit; Who Jesus gave as His gift to be in me and with me. And through every trial of life I am still learning to lean into His peace more and more.

You do not find real peace when your bank account is full, or when your job is secure, or your health insurance is paying the doctor bills. You don’t find real peace when life is handing you all sunshine and roses. You find real peace that passes all human understanding in great trials, impossible challenges, and the raging storms of life. His treasures are found in dark lonely places of emptiness, pain and brokenness. He is very near in times of trouble and so ready to show us who He is for us. He is always there to give His peace.

Today this country is facing a storm of great velocity that will shake the lives of many, including believers. People need the Lord. This world cannot find this kind of peace until the King of peace returns again to the earth. His Kingdom is peace. Jesus Christ is real peace personified. He gives Himself to us in the gift of the Holy Spirit Who will forever be with us and in us regardless of the worst circumstances. Holy Spirit is comfort and much more.

Lord, again, we ask you today for real peace! There is hardly a nation, a family or a person who is not in need of this real peace today.

But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] – John 14:26-27 (Amplified)