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Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 7:14

One day I said to God, “Lord, help me! Help Jamaica!” God said, “Will you stand in the breach?” Amen. Do you know that you are standing in the breach for many people? The life of the whole world is depending on a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people at this very time. It is hard to believe and many people don’t believe it. But you have a boy, and the boy will not obey you. You say, “Don’t do so and so!” He says, “Well, I am a man. I can do what I want to and you are not responsible.” Do you know what happens? Down the road, when he gets into trouble, he comes right back to you. The whole trouble and everything is laid at your feet. You are responsible.

God made me responsible for Jamaica. I asked Him about it. I said, “Lord?” He said, “If My people who are called by My name.” WATCH IT, NOW! Beware of what you lay hands on, because the moment you lay hands on it, you become responsible for it. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face…” (2 Chronicles 7:14). He said He would hear from Heaven and what would He do? He would forgive your sins. In other words, He would make you a priest and heal your land. Don’t you understand? But then, turn it in the converse. If My people – that “if” there is a terrible thing – do not seek My face, do not humble themselves, do not pray, I will not heal their land.

I want you to turn with me to Leviticus 14. If we don’t go into the Old Testament, we won’t see certain things that we need to know. I talked to you about the boy, the child before. I have had some of them to deal with. They refuse to obey rules, refuse to walk in Christ, refuse to do righteousness. “I am a man. I can do what I want,” and then the trouble comes down. To this day we are under the pressure of the trouble because there are some things that you can do in life that are everlasting. When you went to that girl and told her you loved her and wanted her to marry you, you made an everlasting covenant. You had better not think of how to get out of it, because it is everlasting. So you can do some things that are everlasting.

Now therefore, there are certain sins that are committed in the world that cannot be abrogated, the people cannot get deliverance unless somebody else rises up and takes responsibility for it. I am going to give you a story.

One time my sister-in-law got polio and was dying. My mother called me the news and I started fasting. I called the whole church to fast. Monday morning we got into fasting and as I knelt down, an angel came before me. He said, “Hold this.” He gave me a handle to hold and kind of pulled it like it had some extension. He went one measure, then he went another, and I was following him. When we got to the crossroads, about two or three miles from where we started, he stopped. He looked back at me and said, “Who is going to pay for this?” When he did that, my heart just leapt with fright. But I said, “I will.” He said, “All right,” and kept going. We got to the university hospital, which was seventy miles away. My sister-in-law was lying in the bed contorted up. The angel went in, took a shaft and pushed it right down into her chest. Then he turned to me and said, “Okay.” I knew I had to push it so I did and said, “In the name of Jesus!” The woman jumped up into the ceiling and was totally healed.

Now, what kind of a payment? Why did I have to pay for it? In a spiritual sense, all the demons – hear me, now – all the demons that were on her CAME ON ME, and if I didn’t have the virtue of God to get rid of them, I would be like her. Glory to God! Amen.

When you are called unto the priesthood of God, you are called unto suffering. Wife, if your husband is not walking in God, you are called to suffer and to bring him to his knees by the power of Almighty God to serve God. God says that “the Kingdom of God suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). If you don’t mean what you are doing, get out of the business! Too many people are content for their neighbors to go to hell. You are content for the people around to go to hell. You see them every day and within a few years, a lot of them will be in hell, and you are having your breakfast every morning. Don’t you understand? God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. Somebody said, “But Jesus Christ died to save them. We don’t have to do anything.” Well, God said that you would be like Him. The more that you get like Jesus, the more responsibility that you have for everything that happens around you, for God has created a people to CHANGE the world.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 38-39)

Thought for today: God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. God has created a people to change the world.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 4

Here we are in Revelation 4 with the four beasts and WE ARE BEING CHANGED. We are being metamorphosed. A gradual change is taking place in us. God wants us to give way to this change – GIVE WAY. The caterpillar craves food and it eats green leaves and everything. It eats and eats and eats until it goes into a chrysalis or a long sleep, then awakes as a beautiful butterfly. We must feed upon the Word of God until the time of final change comes. The change begins right now, gradually. Sometimes you cannot even see it. You look like an old caterpillar outside, but a beautiful butterfly is being formed within the soul, THE THRONE OF GOD.

The twenty-four elders sitting around the throne represent the priesthood. We are becoming priests IN OUR SOULS. The four beasts, the four natures of the soul, are being changed. Hallelujah! The PERFECTED IMAGE is shown in the white robes and the crowns worn show kingship. For God has promised us kingship. The lightnings and thunderings that proceed “out of the throne” room are the massive power of God’s energy and life which will come forth to change the world in which we live, bringing us into total union and oneness with God.

“The seven lamps” that burn are “the seven Spirits of God.” The Spirit of the churches will be in us and it will be all perfected in us. One church will NOT be in charity and another one in evangelism and another one in praise. We will ALL be in charity, in evangelism, in praise, and in love, and ALL THE ATTRIBUTES of God will come forth in the soul nature of man.

The “sea of glass” means there will be a clearness, a purity that you can see right through. There will be nothing to hide. No one will have secrets. It will be just one pure nation of people, one holy nation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. There will be clarity. This heaven is the heaven WITHIN US, the place from which Christ is going to reign and rule in the earth.

In Revelation, “the four beasts” are “full of eyes.” When you look in Ezekiel 1, there are wheels outside. The wheels represent the Holy Ghost. In Revelation 4, instead of wheels, gyrating wheels moving with the spirit, the eyes came into the beasts themselves. The wheels had incorporated themselves into the beasts. The Holy Ghost had now incorporated the soul of man. Remember, the Holy Ghost is in the man’s spirit at this present time. HE IS WORKING IN THE SOUL. He is preparing a place in the soul FOR THE CHRIST. When the fullness of Christ comes, then we will have Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

When the beasts give glory to God, the elders fall on their faces. At this point man does not want any more glory. HE GIVES IT ALL TO GOD. “THOU art worthy…for THOU…hast redeemed us.” GLORY TO GOD!

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 84-85)

Thought for today:  Give way to God changing you. Let His metamorphose begin in you today.

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Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 7:14

One day I said to God, “Lord, help me! Help Jamaica!” God said, “Will you stand in the breach?” Amen. Do you know that you are standing in the breach for many people? The life of the whole world is depending on a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people at this very time. It is hard to believe and many people don’t believe it. But you have a boy, and the boy will not obey you. You say, “Don’t do so and so!” He says, “Well, I am a man. I can do what I want to and you are not responsible.” Do you know what happens? Down the road, when he gets into trouble, he comes right back to you. The whole trouble and everything is laid at your feet. You are responsible.

God made me responsible for Jamaica. I asked Him about it. I said, “Lord?” He said, “If My people who are called by My name.” WATCH IT, NOW! Beware of what you lay hands on, because the moment you lay hands on it, you become responsible for it. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face…” (2 Chronicles 7:14). He said He would hear from Heaven and what would He do? He would forgive your sins. In other words, He would make you a priest and heal your land. Don’t you understand? But then, turn it in the converse. If My people – that “if” there is a terrible thing – do not seek My face, do not humble themselves, do not pray, I will not heal their land.

I want you to turn with me to Leviticus 14. If we don’t go into the Old Testament, we won’t see certain things that we need to know. I talked to you about the boy, the child before. I have had some of them to deal with. They refuse to obey rules, refuse to walk in Christ, refuse to do righteousness. “I am a man. I can do what I want,” and then the trouble comes down. To this day we are under the pressure of the trouble because there are some things that you can do in life that are everlasting. When you went to that girl and told her you loved her and wanted her to marry you, you made an everlasting covenant. You had better not think of how to get out of it, because it is everlasting. So you can do some things that are everlasting.

Now therefore, there are certain sins that are committed in the world that cannot be abrogated, the people cannot get deliverance unless somebody else rises up and takes responsibility for it. I am going to give you a story.

One time my sister-in-law got polio and was dying. My mother called me the news and I started fasting. I called the whole church to fast. Monday morning we got into fasting and as I knelt down, an angel came before me. He said, “Hold this.” He gave me a handle to hold and kind of pulled it like it had some extension. He went one measure, then he went another, and I was following him. When we got to the crossroads, about two or three miles from where we started, he stopped. He looked back at me and said, “Who is going to pay for this?” When he did that, my heart just leapt with fright. But I said, “I will.” He said, “All right,” and kept going. We got to the university hospital, which was seventy miles away. My sister-in-law was lying in the bed contorted up. The angel went in, took a shaft and pushed it right down into her chest. Then he turned to me and said, “Okay.” I knew I had to push it so I did and said, “In the name of Jesus!” The woman jumped up into the ceiling and was totally healed.

Now, what kind of a payment? Why did I have to pay for it? In a spiritual sense, all the demons – hear me, now – all the demons that were on her CAME ON ME, and if I didn’t have the virtue of God to get rid of them, I would be like her. Glory to God! Amen.

When you are called unto the priesthood of God, you are called unto suffering. Wife, if your husband is not walking in God, you are called to suffer and to bring him to his knees by the power of Almighty God to serve God. God says that “the Kingdom of God suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). If you don’t mean what you are doing, get out of the business! Too many people are content for their neighbors to go to hell. You are content for the people around to go to hell. You see them every day and within a few years, a lot of them will be in hell, and you are having your breakfast every morning. Don’t you understand? God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. Somebody said, “But Jesus Christ died to save them. We don’t have to do anything.” Well, God said that you would be like Him. The more that you get like Jesus, the more responsibility that you have for everything that happens around you, for God has created a people to CHANGE the world.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 38-39)

Thought for today: God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. God has created a people to change the world.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Revelation 4

Here we are in Revelation 4 with the four beasts and WE ARE BEING CHANGED. We are being metamorphosed. A gradual change is taking place in us. God wants us to give way to this change – GIVE WAY. The caterpillar craves food and it eats green leaves and everything. It eats and eats and eats until it goes into a chrysalis or a long sleep, then awakes as a beautiful butterfly. We must feed upon the Word of God until the time of final change comes. The change begins right now, gradually. Sometimes you cannot even see it. You look like an old caterpillar outside, but a beautiful butterfly is being formed within the soul, THE THRONE OF GOD.

The twenty-four elders sitting around the throne represent the priesthood. We are becoming priests IN OUR SOULS. The four beasts, the four natures of the soul, are being changed. Hallelujah! The PERFECTED IMAGE is shown in the white robes and the crowns worn show kingship. For God has promised us kingship. The lightnings and thunderings that proceed “out of the throne” room are the massive power of God’s energy and life which will come forth to change the world in which we live, bringing us into total union and oneness with God.

“The seven lamps” that burn are “the seven Spirits of God.” The Spirit of the churches will be in us and it will be all perfected in us. One church will NOT be in charity and another one in evangelism and another one in praise. We will ALL be in charity, in evangelism, in praise, and in love, and ALL THE ATTRIBUTES of God will come forth in the soul nature of man.

The “sea of glass” means there will be a clearness, a purity that you can see right through. There will be nothing to hide. No one will have secrets. It will be just one pure nation of people, one holy nation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people. There will be clarity. This heaven is the heaven WITHIN US, the place from which Christ is going to reign and rule in the earth.

In Revelation, “the four beasts” are “full of eyes.” When you look in Ezekiel 1, there are wheels outside. The wheels represent the Holy Ghost. In Revelation 4, instead of wheels, gyrating wheels moving with the spirit, the eyes came into the beasts themselves. The wheels had incorporated themselves into the beasts. The Holy Ghost had now incorporated the soul of man. Remember, the Holy Ghost is in the man’s spirit at this present time. HE IS WORKING IN THE SOUL. He is preparing a place in the soul FOR THE CHRIST. When the fullness of Christ comes, then we will have Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

When the beasts give glory to God, the elders fall on their faces. At this point man does not want any more glory. HE GIVES IT ALL TO GOD. “THOU art worthy…for THOU…hast redeemed us.” GLORY TO GOD!

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 84-85)

Thought for today:  Give way to God changing you. Let His metamorphose begin in you today.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 7:14

One day I said to God, “Lord, help me! Help Jamaica!” God said, “Will you stand in the breach?” Amen. Do you know that you are standing in the breach for many people? The life of the whole world is depending on a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people at this very time. It is hard to believe and many people don’t believe it. But you have a boy, and the boy will not obey you. You say, “Don’t do so and so!” He says, “Well, I am a man. I can do what I want to and you are not responsible.” Do you know what happens? Down the road, when he gets into trouble, he comes right back to you. The whole trouble and everything is laid at your feet. You are responsible.

God made me responsible for Jamaica. I asked Him about it. I said, “Lord?” He said, “If My people who are called by My name.” WATCH IT, NOW! Beware of what you lay hands on, because the moment you lay hands on it, you become responsible for it. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face…” (2 Chronicles 7:14). He said He would hear from Heaven and what would He do? He would forgive your sins. In other words, He would make you a priest and heal your land. Don’t you understand? But then, turn it in the converse. If My people – that “if” there is a terrible thing – do not seek My face, do not humble themselves, do not pray, I will not heal their land.

I want you to turn with me to Leviticus 14. If we don’t go into the Old Testament, we won’t see certain things that we need to know. I talked to you about the boy, the child before. I have had some of them to deal with. They refuse to obey rules, refuse to walk in Christ, refuse to do righteousness. “I am a man. I can do what I want,” and then the trouble comes down. To this day we are under the pressure of the trouble because there are some things that you can do in life that are everlasting. When you went to that girl and told her you loved her and wanted her to marry you, you made an everlasting covenant. You had better not think of how to get out of it, because it is everlasting. So you can do some things that are everlasting.

Now therefore, there are certain sins that are committed in the world that cannot be abrogated, the people cannot get deliverance unless somebody else rises up and takes responsibility for it. I am going to give you a story.

One time my sister-in-law got polio and was dying. My mother called me the news and I started fasting. I called the whole church to fast. Monday morning we got into fasting and as I knelt down, an angel came before me. He said, “Hold this.” He gave me a handle to hold and kind of pulled it like it had some extension. He went one measure, then he went another, and I was following him. When we got to the crossroads, about two or three miles from where we started, he stopped. He looked back at me and said, “Who is going to pay for this?” When he did that, my heart just leapt with fright. But I said, “I will.” He said, “All right,” and kept going. We got to the university hospital, which was seventy miles away. My sister-in-law was lying in the bed contorted up. The angel went in, took a shaft and pushed it right down into her chest. Then he turned to me and said, “Okay.” I knew I had to push it so I did and said, “In the name of Jesus!” The woman jumped up into the ceiling and was totally healed.

Now, what kind of a payment? Why did I have to pay for it? In a spiritual sense, all the demons – hear me, now – all the demons that were on her CAME ON ME, and if I didn’t have the virtue of God to get rid of them, I would be like her. Glory to God! Amen.

When you are called unto the priesthood of God, you are called unto suffering. Wife, if your husband is not walking in God, you are called to suffer and to bring him to his knees by the power of Almighty God to serve God. God says that “the Kingdom of God suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). If you don’t mean what you are doing, get out of the business! Too many people are content for their neighbors to go to hell. You are content for the people around to go to hell. You see them every day and within a few years, a lot of them will be in hell, and you are having your breakfast every morning. Don’t you understand? God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. Somebody said, “But Jesus Christ died to save them. We don’t have to do anything.” Well, God said that you would be like Him. The more that you get like Jesus, the more responsibility that you have for everything that happens around you, for God has created a people to CHANGE the world.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, February 2007, pg. 38-39)

Thought for today: God has created a people for the saving and the deliverance of the world. God has created a people to change the world.

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