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Scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

God Almighty has been speaking to us, His people, that our eyes are not in good condition. He showed me how we should repair our eyes. I look at the prophets, the prophets God has given us. Now, I am not talking about the two men that you know as prophets. I am talking about you. You know that the index finger represents the prophet. But all the sinews that go towards making this one finger move are in the prophetic ministry. The dreams and the visions and the thoughts that God is bringing through His people should channel a clean word of God’s intention, in this hour, to the world. But it seems that all our prophets are seeing is the dog in the back yard. Local. We are local. Do you know why we don’t see what God is doing? Because we can’t even see our own, how are we going to see out there? If you can’t see close/near, you are farsighted, but God is saying, “I do nothing unless I reveal it to my people.” Paul was saying that Jesus said, “No man knoweth the day nor the hour, but you are not like those that sleep in the night.” You are not like those who can’t see or can’t hear; God will let you know. He said, “It shall not come upon you as a thief in the night.” God will tell His people what He is doing.

Our situation is like Samson’s and how he got involved with Delilah. That was the bottom line, you know. He had been going down, going down, going down. He judged Israel for twenty years without being involved. Then he couldn’t take it any longer. He got Delilah and she took him down in the valley. There is so much of Delilah in so many of God’s people but we need to get the Delilah out of us. The Delilah was in Samson’s heart. Yes, it’s not Delilah that was bad. It’s Samson that was bad because he wanted a Delilah. Is your heart pulling you towards a Delilah? He was steady for twenty years, had no problem for twenty years and then he must have been looking at Delilah, watching her and finally he capitulated. Dagon is the god of erotic behavior (to be less explicit). That is where they took him. That is where he was going to make his grave.

God is talking to us. The same Spirit that is in your spirit, that makes it so we can function in the Spirit, is the same Spirit that God wants in our souls, that our minds should function normally in the mind of Christ, clean. God is saying to us, “Get rid of Delilah.”

Sisters, do you know what it means if a woman wants to wear pants? It means she wants to take over the house and rule. That is one part of the spirit of Delilah. The other part of it will follow. But God is saying that we, brothers and sisters, must get rid of the spirit of Delilah, for Samson had the spirit of Delilah as much as Delilah had the spirit of Delilah. We should probably not go too far with that. We will just leave it at that and leave the Holy Spirit to deal with His people.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: God is saying to us, “Get rid of Delilah.”

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Scripture reading: Acts 13:47

Let me tell you something about the evangelistic ministry: The evangelistic ministry must preach the revealed truths of the Body. God said that at the end of time, all of the mysteries of the gospel would be finished. That means that God is telling somebody. The secrets of God are being revealed to somebody.

When I met Jesus, He began to talk to me and tell me some things that the church never heard before. I wondered if Paul knew some of those things when he wrote the books we have in the Bible or whether God just prophetically used him. You know, the prophet can prophesy above his head. The prophet doesn’t know what he is saying. He prophesies above his head. He himself is sitting down waiting to see the thing come to pass, because he never thought of it before he prophesied it. So therefore, the church now, the Body of Christ, is going to speak words beyond its own understanding. I am talking about your daily life. In your daily life you are speaking things. “Never mind, child, God is going to bless you.” “The LORD will bless you.” “Let us pray. Oh God, bless this person.” And you have let loose deliverance to that person. As long as that person lives, that blessing is going to follow them, because you pronounced it.

Your right hand will not lift a bigger thing by itself, but the left hand goes along with it and the thing is lifted completely. This is what God is doing with you. You are the left hand that will come together with the right hand of God – God and man working together to bring forth light in the earth. Every mystery of God is being revealed to this church. Now, my detractors will say that Cecil says that we are the only ones getting the truth. If you notice, that is not what I said. This church means this church over the whole world that is walking with God. The ears must begin to hear. Do you notice that we have five discernment gifts on the outside: hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling? You are the outside part of God’s discernment. You are hearing. You are seeing. You are smelling. You taste. You don’t even know what you are doing. Sometimes you wonder what is going on. You don’t know that you are smelling. But, let me give you an example of what we mean by a smell.

A spirit can come in the congregation on a certain spiritual frequency. I’m using words that you probably need to consider. Frequency – a spirit walks in through a door; he comes in on a certain frequency. If you are one who hears from God, you don’t hear him. If you are one who sees all the visions, you will never see him. If you are one who feels, you will never feel him. But he is coming in on the frequency of a smell, for you will never see a smell, you will never hear a smell, and you will never taste a smell. However, there are some people who God has put on that smelling frequency. If you are the one, you alone can discern that spirit and, if you are functioning, you will. Now, if you are not functioning, that spirit will have freedom in the midst of the congregation.

God is calling people to function in their own capacity. God is calling to His anointed. Amen.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 11)

Thought for today: You are the left hand that will come together with the right hand of God – God and man working together to bring forth light in the earth.

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Scripture reading: James 3:8-12

Have you ever thought about prophecy? What it really is? We all know that the prophets prophesy. You get used to a prophet, and when you come to a meeting, you say, “Oh God, I want a Word from You tonight!” And you are looking for the prophet to come over to you and say unto you, “The Lord would say unto you, brother/sister, so and so and so and so.” However, that is only one little-bitty part of prophecy. The prophetic ministry is preaching, but prophecy can be anything you say.

I went up to someone and said, “Hi. How are you? I haven’t seen you in a long time. You must be misbehaving.” I just intended for it to be funny. It was not funny. The person was badly hurt because I made light of a situation that I didn’t know about.

Let me tell you another situation like that – a famous one. We went into service, and I was preaching restitution. A sister was sitting down right in the front. I said, “If you steal a man’s cow, and you say you repented, why don’t you give back his cow?” She got up and left and half of the congregation walked out with her. I had no idea what was happening. Then another dear sister came to my wife and said, “Sister duCille, Brother duCille is a fine brother, a good preacher and everything like that, but why does he have to be so explicit at times?” My wife responded, “What? What do you mean? What did he do?” She said, “He must have known that the sister’s brother stole the cow.” I had no idea of any cow business.

I found out I could not make a joke. To this day, I dare not make a joke with you, or else I’ll get into trouble, because I’m going to speak your business. I met a brother, shook his hand, and said, “Man, you are a beast.” Oh God! I am glad that he forgave me, because he was dealing with that situation. He got up in a meeting and testified, “I am just a beast!” He had done something wrong and his own conscience was against God.

That is prophecy in the church! Prophecy from your lips! If you curse somebody, they are cursed. If you bless somebody, they are blessed. Do you hear me? THEREFORE, BLESS EVERYBODY! That is prophetic power and ministry in the Body. The spirits take the words that you speak from your mouth! If you speak a good word, the spirits of God take it and bless the person. If you speak a bad word, the devils take it and slam the person.

A dear sister that was a friend of ours was driving one day down the street in Fort Lauderdale. About six boys came with their bicycles and began to slowly ride in front of her. You know that the boys can sometimes be very rude and terrible. She tried to go to the left and they went left; she tried to go to the right and they went right. They backed her all around and were just laughing at her. She got so mad. She said to one boy, “I hope that someone will come, knock you down and kill you!” Then she went down to the store. When she was coming back, she was just in time to see them putting the same boy in an ambulance. A car with an impatient driver had come and as the boy tried the trick with him, he stepped on the gas and knocked the boy to pieces. She never forgot it for she felt that she did it because she commanded it.

The Spirit of God talks about commanding the blessing. You have the power to command the blessing and to command the curse. That is the reason why we have to get rid of our bad thinking, our evil thinking. Somebody hurts you and you start to think evil. Just get rid of that thought immediately. Ask God to help you. Tell somebody to pray with you to get rid of it, because your mind, your thinking will motivate every spirit in hell to go out there and do what you tell it to do. You have the power of life and death in your tongue (James 3:8-12).

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 10)

Thought for today: If you curse somebody, they are cursed. If you bless somebody, they are blessed. THEREFORE, BLESS EVERYBODY!

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Scripture reading: I Corinthians 12:4-7

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you idly say, “Oh, God! Poor me!”? I’ve got a name for that. It’s the “poor me spirit.” “Poor me! Poor me!” You are saying, “Poor me!” instead of doing what God wants you to do. When some of you get into trouble and start having sin problems, it means that you are not practicing righteousness. You are not doing what God wants you to do, so He leaves you in the hand of the enemy to torment you.

What God is speaking to me about is the five-fold ministry, and how the five-fold ministry is dished out here and there among the people. Each person has his own part of the ministry. God will appoint a man and anoint him with the prophetic ministry; ALL of you have the prophetic ministry in you. You all have a little part. Have you ever considered it? The Bible couldn’t even name it. It says, “diversities of operations” (I Corinthians 12:6). “Diversities of operations.” It simply means that you have a dream, and the dream has a meaning to God’s business, and God may give you one dream and give another one another type of dream. There is one brother who has two types of dreams. He is either dreaming about his Father’s house, which is God’s house. Or, he is dreaming about the Post Office. As far as I am concerned, the word “postman” definitely means “messenger.” God is talking about His messenger, and He is talking about carrying the message to one place or another. If God wants to tell the brother that we should go down the back side of a city and preach to the disadvantaged, He sends him down there in a dream as a postman with letters to deliver.

Do you understand how God works? God is working with you, but you don’t even know it and take it lightly. Now, if your mind is all corrupted, if your mind is filled with what you want (for example, somebody wants a husband or a wife), don’t bother paying much attention to your dreams. Do you hear me? Just get cleaned up, because your mind is the place through which God is going to minister to you. Amen.

God is saying that He wants to walk in you, to talk in you, to be your God and for you to be His child (Leviticus 26:12).

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 6-7)

Thought for today: Do not say, “Poor Me!” but rather do that which God wants you to do and thus practice righteousness.

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Scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

God Almighty has been speaking to us, His people, that our eyes are not in good condition. He showed me how we should repair our eyes. I look at the prophets, the prophets God has given us. Now, I am not talking about the two men that you know as prophets. I am talking about you. You know that the index finger represents the prophet. But all the sinews that go towards making this one finger move are in the prophetic ministry. The dreams and the visions and the thoughts that God is bringing through His people should channel a clean word of God’s intention, in this hour, to the world. But it seems that all our prophets are seeing is the dog in the back yard. Local. We are local. Do you know why we don’t see what God is doing? Because we can’t even see our own, how are we going to see out there? If you can’t see close/near, you are farsighted, but God is saying, “I do nothing unless I reveal it to my people.” Paul was saying that Jesus said, “No man knoweth the day nor the hour, but you are not like those that sleep in the night.” You are not like those who can’t see or can’t hear; God will let you know. He said, “It shall not come upon you as a thief in the night.” God will tell His people what He is doing.

Our situation is like Samson’s and how he got involved with Delilah. That was the bottom line, you know. He had been going down, going down, going down. He judged Israel for twenty years without being involved. Then he couldn’t take it any longer. He got Delilah and she took him down in the valley. There is so much of Delilah in so many of God’s people but we need to get the Delilah out of us. The Delilah was in Samson’s heart. Yes, it’s not Delilah that was bad. It’s Samson that was bad because he wanted a Delilah. Is your heart pulling you towards a Delilah? He was steady for twenty years, had no problem for twenty years and then he must have been looking at Delilah, watching her and finally he capitulated. Dagon is the god of erotic behavior (to be less explicit). That is where they took him. That is where he was going to make his grave.

God is talking to us. The same Spirit that is in your spirit, that makes it so we can function in the Spirit, is the same Spirit that God wants in our souls, that our minds should function normally in the mind of Christ, clean. God is saying to us, “Get rid of Delilah.”

Sisters, do you know what it means if a woman wants to wear pants? It means she wants to take over the house and rule. That is one part of the spirit of Delilah. The other part of it will follow. But God is saying that we, brothers and sisters, must get rid of the spirit of Delilah, for Samson had the spirit of Delilah as much as Delilah had the spirit of Delilah. We should probably not go too far with that. We will just leave it at that and leave the Holy Spirit to deal with His people.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: God is saying to us, “Get rid of Delilah.”

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Scripture reading: Acts 13:47

Let me tell you something about the evangelistic ministry: The evangelistic ministry must preach the revealed truths of the Body. God said that at the end of time, all of the mysteries of the gospel would be finished. That means that God is telling somebody. The secrets of God are being revealed to somebody.

When I met Jesus, He began to talk to me and tell me some things that the church never heard before. I wondered if Paul knew some of those things when he wrote the books we have in the Bible or whether God just prophetically used him. You know, the prophet can prophesy above his head. The prophet doesn’t know what he is saying. He prophesies above his head. He himself is sitting down waiting to see the thing come to pass, because he never thought of it before he prophesied it. So therefore, the church now, the Body of Christ, is going to speak words beyond its own understanding. I am talking about your daily life. In your daily life you are speaking things. “Never mind, child, God is going to bless you.” “The LORD will bless you.” “Let us pray. Oh God, bless this person.” And you have let loose deliverance to that person. As long as that person lives, that blessing is going to follow them, because you pronounced it.

Your right hand will not lift a bigger thing by itself, but the left hand goes along with it and the thing is lifted completely. This is what God is doing with you. You are the left hand that will come together with the right hand of God – God and man working together to bring forth light in the earth. Every mystery of God is being revealed to this church. Now, my detractors will say that Cecil says that we are the only ones getting the truth. If you notice, that is not what I said. This church means this church over the whole world that is walking with God. The ears must begin to hear. Do you notice that we have five discernment gifts on the outside: hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and smelling? You are the outside part of God’s discernment. You are hearing. You are seeing. You are smelling. You taste. You don’t even know what you are doing. Sometimes you wonder what is going on. You don’t know that you are smelling. But, let me give you an example of what we mean by a smell.

A spirit can come in the congregation on a certain spiritual frequency. I’m using words that you probably need to consider. Frequency – a spirit walks in through a door; he comes in on a certain frequency. If you are one who hears from God, you don’t hear him. If you are one who sees all the visions, you will never see him. If you are one who feels, you will never feel him. But he is coming in on the frequency of a smell, for you will never see a smell, you will never hear a smell, and you will never taste a smell. However, there are some people who God has put on that smelling frequency. If you are the one, you alone can discern that spirit and, if you are functioning, you will. Now, if you are not functioning, that spirit will have freedom in the midst of the congregation.

God is calling people to function in their own capacity. God is calling to His anointed. Amen.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 11)

Thought for today: You are the left hand that will come together with the right hand of God – God and man working together to bring forth light in the earth.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: James 3:8-12

Have you ever thought about prophecy? What it really is? We all know that the prophets prophesy. You get used to a prophet, and when you come to a meeting, you say, “Oh God, I want a Word from You tonight!” And you are looking for the prophet to come over to you and say unto you, “The Lord would say unto you, brother/sister, so and so and so and so.” However, that is only one little-bitty part of prophecy. The prophetic ministry is preaching, but prophecy can be anything you say.

I went up to someone and said, “Hi. How are you? I haven’t seen you in a long time. You must be misbehaving.” I just intended for it to be funny. It was not funny. The person was badly hurt because I made light of a situation that I didn’t know about.

Let me tell you another situation like that – a famous one. We went into service, and I was preaching restitution. A sister was sitting down right in the front. I said, “If you steal a man’s cow, and you say you repented, why don’t you give back his cow?” She got up and left and half of the congregation walked out with her. I had no idea what was happening. Then another dear sister came to my wife and said, “Sister duCille, Brother duCille is a fine brother, a good preacher and everything like that, but why does he have to be so explicit at times?” My wife responded, “What? What do you mean? What did he do?” She said, “He must have known that the sister’s brother stole the cow.” I had no idea of any cow business.

I found out I could not make a joke. To this day, I dare not make a joke with you, or else I’ll get into trouble, because I’m going to speak your business. I met a brother, shook his hand, and said, “Man, you are a beast.” Oh God! I am glad that he forgave me, because he was dealing with that situation. He got up in a meeting and testified, “I am just a beast!” He had done something wrong and his own conscience was against God.

That is prophecy in the church! Prophecy from your lips! If you curse somebody, they are cursed. If you bless somebody, they are blessed. Do you hear me? THEREFORE, BLESS EVERYBODY! That is prophetic power and ministry in the Body. The spirits take the words that you speak from your mouth! If you speak a good word, the spirits of God take it and bless the person. If you speak a bad word, the devils take it and slam the person.

A dear sister that was a friend of ours was driving one day down the street in Fort Lauderdale. About six boys came with their bicycles and began to slowly ride in front of her. You know that the boys can sometimes be very rude and terrible. She tried to go to the left and they went left; she tried to go to the right and they went right. They backed her all around and were just laughing at her. She got so mad. She said to one boy, “I hope that someone will come, knock you down and kill you!” Then she went down to the store. When she was coming back, she was just in time to see them putting the same boy in an ambulance. A car with an impatient driver had come and as the boy tried the trick with him, he stepped on the gas and knocked the boy to pieces. She never forgot it for she felt that she did it because she commanded it.

The Spirit of God talks about commanding the blessing. You have the power to command the blessing and to command the curse. That is the reason why we have to get rid of our bad thinking, our evil thinking. Somebody hurts you and you start to think evil. Just get rid of that thought immediately. Ask God to help you. Tell somebody to pray with you to get rid of it, because your mind, your thinking will motivate every spirit in hell to go out there and do what you tell it to do. You have the power of life and death in your tongue (James 3:8-12).

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 10)

Thought for today: If you curse somebody, they are cursed. If you bless somebody, they are blessed. THEREFORE, BLESS EVERYBODY!

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