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2/3/19 First Fruits – Miracle City Global
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. There was such a sweet presence of the Lord. It came in in a tangible way for me. It came in like a cloud. Let’s take a minute. Sometimes we come in and we get so used to how things are or what we expect. We need to remember the vastness of who our God is, the vastness of the One who sent His Son, the vastness of the blood of Jesus, of His presence, of His power, of the fact that He can heal us in an instant. The fact that there is nothing impossible for Him. That He is the God of miracles, that He’s the God who was and is and is to come. He’s always been and He always will be and there is nothing that’s impossible for Him.
We serve a God that is that majestic, yet He calls us to draw in close. He wants us to be face to face with Him and He’s so personal. Because it is about the corporate. Nancy shared that the Lord wants to do some personal things. Think about our God, how big He is, bigger than we can imagine, wants face to face, to hold your hand—just you, just Him. That’s pretty significant.
As we enter in this morning, I want us to think about how much He really deserves all of our praise and all of our worship whenever we step into this place, because this is a special place. It’s a place where we come together and present ourselves as one, as the body of Christ to worship Jesus. I want us to remember that this is a holy place, that as we step into this circle we lay everything out and say, Here we are God.
So Father God, we just say, Here we are. Lord, I pray that you’ll open our eyes this morning. I pray that you’ll open our ears. I pray that you’ll give us words to speak, that we’ll yield our mouths to you and we’ll open our mouths and say what you say, Jesus.
But Lord, I pray that something new will rise up in us. It’s greater than even a new level of expectancy, Lord.
I thank you that it’s a new level of knowing You. That’s it’s just NEW, that you are so new. Your mercies are new every morning. And Lord I thank you that you’ll just come and visit every one of us this morning in a special way. Lord, let us see a little further. Let us see a little deeper. I thank you that there is so much more, there’s so much more than even this here and now.
Lord, I pray that you’ll put such a hunger in our hearts and thirst in our mouths for more of you. That all we can do is think about you. All we can do is press on, press into you. Lord, I pray that we’ll crave your presence. I pray that you’ll come and meet with us and that you’ll pour yourself out as we pour ourselves out.
Lord, I thank you that in this hour that you are raising us up, you are raising up your sons and daughters, and that we are becoming that Bride. Lord, I pray that you are opening our eyes, not only to see things but to see ourselves. Lord, I pray that you’ll open our eyes to see places that we need to shift and change. But Lord, I also pray that you’ll open our eyes to see who we are in you and who you are in us.
And I pray that in this hour that we are in a major identity crisis, that you’ll rise up in us and that you’ll show us who we are. Lord, even as Jacob, even as Jacob when he wrestled with you, Lord, said, Who am I? Lord, I pray that in this hour you begin to tell us of us, who we are. And any place where we’ve had a name that’s not really our name, but it’s from a function where we’ve operated ungodly, Lord I thank you that you’re wiping away that name and you’re giving out new names this morning. And it’s not just a new name but it’s that name that was meant to be.
Lord, I thank you that you’re releasing destiny and purpose. I thank you Lord that it’s not just a far off thing, but that we see it in the here and now. And that you show us how to steward it and you show us that deep horizon line, Lord. That you want to pro-vision us like we’ve been saying. I thank you that our eyes are fully open.
So we just come today and we say, Here we are. Do it ALL, Lord. Do it all, Lord.
?I’ll come a little deeper. I’ll go a little further so you can come in. Here we are Lord. Here I am. We’ve come to worship you. Here I am. Nothing off limits. Here I am.
We have come to Mt. Zion, city of the Living God. Heavenly Jerusalem. By His love we have come. Worthy is the Lamb was has overcome. We honor you Jesus. By your blood we overcome. We’re overcomers.
Chains are broken. Truth is spoken. I’m no orphan anymore. I am free. I’m no slave to sin. I am righteousness. I’m alive. I am all you say I am and you say I am your own.
We’re redeemed in you Jesus. Christ in us, the hope of glory.
He looks at each one of us and says, Oh he is mine; he is mine. He claims each one of us. He lays His seal upon us. He marked us from the beginning, from before the foundation of the earth. You laid your name on me when I had no identity. Like a Kinsman Redeemer you covered me. You covered me. You cover us.
Anna. Lord we just thank you for what you’re doing this morning. We thank you for what you’re doing in us individually and corporately. We thank you for the sweet anointing of your presence in this place. I thank you that this is just the start. I thank you for greater and greater and greater. We just say Yes to you Lord, this morning. Yes, to whatever you will. Our answer is Yes. Lord, we put our foot forward, ready to move into whatever you say. Lord, I thank you that you’ve prepared a new month for us, a good month. And we step into that. We step into that this morning and we say Yes to it. Have your way, Holy Spirit. Blow in this place afresh and anew.
As we were worshiping this morning, I saw different pictures. I saw a bird ruffling it’s feathers like maybe it had gotten wet in a storm. But it was ruffling out its feathers getting ready to fly again. I believe in this place this morning, those that are here and those that are watching, and I say it even goes out to the ones who are on their way here, that the Lord is doing a deep healing work. He’s going down to our roots and He’s doing a deep healing work. And where we haven’t been able to fly because of the atmosphere, situations or circumstances or even things we’ve gone through, the Lord is saying it’s time to shake it off. Let go of the past and step into the new because it’s time to fly. So spread your wings this morning. Lord have your way in Jesus name.
Kimble Love. As we transition into the teaching. We’re so glad God has raised up Brad and has anointed him to teach, to not only be a musician or a minstrel in the house of the Lord, but a teacher, a mighty man of God walking in his anointing and authority. So attune your attention in this direction and get ready to receive from the Word. Brad, we thank you and we bless you.
PowerPoint. Month of Adar
Brad Roney. Thank you PK. We’re stepping into what is considered the twelfth month of the ecclesiastical year or the sixth month of the civil year, which is the Hebraic month of Adar. I can’t help but go back to what we were singing this morning about identity, about the Lord placing His name on us, placing His identity on us. Calling us from the foundations of the earth, He knew us. Adar is all about knowing who you are. Part of it is knowing and establishing your identity. Both physically and spiritually knowing who God has called you to be.
Rosh Chodesh of Adar is this Tuesday, February 5. Adar means glorious, fire, strength, to be wise, to be made great and to be honorable. The Lord has established this month for us to step into these things. The glorious thing about Adar this year is that in 5779 it’s a leap year, so we have two Adars, Adar I and Adar II. A leap year on the Hebraic calendar is considered a pregnant year.
So we are in a pregnant year and it’s because we have two Adars. We have twice the glory, twice the fire, twice the strength, twice the capability to be wise, twice to be made great and twice to be honorable. So it’s a double. We are pregnant with double Adar.
Adar I is made up of 30 days which is the addition. Adar II is actually the Adar we would celebrate every other year. Adar II is made up of 29 days. This is where I got stoked when I read this because that equals 59 days. Going into Rosh Chodesh of Adar, it is considered the 30th day of Shevat. That’s an actual additional day so we have 60 days.
The number 60 represents the power of transformation. So we are stepping into 60 days of the power of transformation. I got stoked when I read this. Just keep in mind we are stepping in to transformation.
This is the month to know your identity in Him. Your true identity should be reflected spiritually as well as physically. Knowing who you are. The Lord is willing and able and wants to show you who you are. And He wants you to step into that identity to know who you are, not only in the physical realm. I’m Brad Roney. That’s my identity. I’m also physically a father of three and I’m also physically a Cytotechnologist.
But spiritually God identifies me as something totally different that He established before the foundations of the earth. Before I was even born He knew me. That is something He wants us to know in this month. Who you are. Ask Him. He is able and willing to show you who you are.
This is also the month to overturn worry with the release of supply. I will talk more about that when we talk about the constellation Pisces. The Lord wants to release supply, but also He wants to take the worry. I know each and every one of us as human beings have day to day worries about, How am I going to pay for this? How am I going to do this? This broke; how am I going to fix this?
The Lord wants to release a fearlessness. He wants to take fear, which is what worry is. It’s fear. He wants to take fear from us for the worry of how we’re going to do this. How am I going to do this? How will I walk this?
This is also the month to develop war strategy against the anti-Christ spirit. I read that and thought, what’s part of the strategy you can use against what the enemy is putting against you? I would say that’s going back to who you are. If you know who God has called you to be and created you to be, I would say that’s one of the top strategies. Because the enemy wants to bring deception to you and make you believe something that’s not true.
We will talk more about confessions, what you speak. That in itself is a weapon against the weapon the enemy uses against you. He uses lies and deceptions and telling you you’re not good enough—you can’t do this; you remember what you did last month; you know what you did or what society has labeled you as. That is contrary to what the Lord is saying about you. That’s one of the number one strategies to use against the enemy—your confession, what you speak.
This is also the time for decrees said against you to be broken off. Going back to confessions. Going back to weapons of the enemy. This is going back to a strategy. This is a month that roots out depression and despair to break through into faith. By faith. My word for the the year is ‘By Faith.’ I read several scriptures in the gospels where the Lord would do a healing or a deliverance or something to that effect, and He would say, ‘by your faith.’ Your faith sets you free. Your faith has healed you.
He wants to build up a faith in you that’s so big that you can say that these roots of depression and despair that the enemy is putting against you, has spoken to you, going back to decrees also, break the decrees off of you. They’re gone. The work is already done. It’s a matter of us walking in the victory that the Lord has already established for us.
As I said, we are in Adar I, Rosh Chodesh. The head of the month will be Tuesday. We’re in a pregnant year. Out of 19-year cycles, around 7 years are considered leap years and those are pregnant years because we have two Adars.
I want to mention a few things in Jewish history that happened in Adar.
Day one of Adar in 1313 BCE, plague of darkness, 9th plague of Egypt came about
Second day of Adar 598 BCE, Jerusalem falls to Nebuchadnezzar
Third day of Adar in 515 BCE, the second temple is completed
7th day of Adar 1393 BCE, Moses is born. Same day 1273 BCE, death of Moses
This is connected to Purim and Esther:
13th day of Adar, 474 BCE, war between Jews and their enemies in Persia, Esther 9
14th and 15th day of Adar, Purim to celebrate victory of the Jews over Persian Empire.
The tribe this month is Naphtali. He was the sixth son of Jacob by Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant. Rachel and her sister were in a sisterly conflict, trying to outdo the other one in giving Jacob sons. So Rachel gave Jacob Bilhah and she became pregnant with Naphtali, the sixth son.
Genesis 30:8. And Rachel said, I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won. Naphtali means my wrestlings, a doe let loose. He is a good communicator. The negative is we tangle with our communication and loose tongues, going back to our confessions.
Genesis 49:21. Naphtali is a hind let loose. He giveth good words.
I believe this is going into one of the strategies that we can use against the enemy—guarding our mouth.
Psalm 141:3. Set a guard, oh Lord, over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Going with what we say, this is a common thread going through this body for years, as long as I’ve been here and that’s been over fours years now, and probably even before that. Watching what we say. Guarding your mouth. What are you saying about someone? What are you saying against someone? And also, what are you confessing about yourself? It goes both ways. It’s a sword that can cut someone else or can cut yourself.
Another thread through this is identity. What are you confessions about yourself? Are you confessing negative things? Or are you confessing what the Lord is saying about you? Speaking about you. Wrote in your books. Before the foundations of the earth He spoke and wrote words, phrases toward you, not to harm but to prosper you. To set you up for a grand future, if you so believe.
Proverbs 21:23. He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
Proverbs 6:2-5. If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this my son and free yourself. Since you have fallen into your neighbors hands, go and humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor. Allow no sleep to your eyes and no slumber to your eyelids. Free yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
You read that verse, it’s saying humble, press your plea with your neighbor. First of all, go forth in humility. A humble heart will open a lot of doors to the person you have offended. Or even if somebody has offended you, you come with a humble heart, not with something to destroy them. Come with a humble, loving heart and that will defuse a lot of bombs in your life.
When Jacob blessed Naphtali along with his eleven other brothers, he stated in Genesis 49:21, Naphtali is a doe set free that bears beautiful fawns. The image presented is one who springs forth with great speed and provides good news. Later, Moses blessed the tribe Naphtali. Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the Lord and is full of His blessing. He will inherit southward to the lake. Deuteronomy 33:23.
Joshua 19:32-39 says Naphtali’s land was in northern Israel, bordering Asher’s territory and the Sea of Galilee touched the southern portion of his territory.
Sweetness is as unto me. Deuteronomy 33:23. Naphtali brims with blessings, spills over with God’s blessings as he takes possession of the sea and the southland.
CJB You Naphtali, satisfied with favor and full of blessing from Adonai, take possession of the sea and the south.
All the blessings and the proclamations over Naphtali and the land that they possessed.
Matthew 4:13-16. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
In the time of Christ, the land of Naphtali was set apart in the area of Galilee. It was viewed by Jews in Judea as a place of dishonor, full of gentile pagans. But Isaiah had prophesied that Naphtali would be honored.
Isaiah 9:1. In the past he humbled the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honor Galilee of the gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan.
This honor came with the coming of Jesus Christ. All of Jesus’ disciples but Judas who betrayed him, hailed from Galilee. And much of Jesus’ ministry took place there. Thus, on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2.
The tribe of Naphtali had its ups and downs. It’s history includes incomplete obedience and shades of cowardice. But it also includes bravery under Gideon and the Godly support of King David. Probably the greatest lesson we can take from Naphtali is that God exalts the humble.
Naphtali as part of Galilee was despised and Nazareth was the lowest of the low. Yet Nazareth was Jesus’ hometown and Galilee was exactly where Jesus chose to begin His ministry. For our sakes, He became despised and rejected by men. Isaiah 53:3. The King of Kings had the most unpretentious start, his truly humbling heart. Matthew 11:29. Going back to humble, humility.
As I mentioned about Gideon and David, Naphtali provided troops to Gideon when he fought the Midianites. The tribe of Naphtali also provided officers for King David. Even with Naphtali’s past, which his territory was despised and low, it had it’s moments of greatness with humility and strength.
Purim and Esther. Purim is a time commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire as described in Esther. And going back to Moses’ birth and death in Adar, Haman despised Jews and he wanted to annihilate them, destroy them. He cooked up a plan to get rid of all of them. He cast lots to determine when he was going to do this. The lots came up on Adar. Him knowing some Jewish history, he knew that Moses had died in Adar. And he thought, What better way, what better time to destroy the Jews than on the time Moses died? Moses was also born at the same time of year, and Haman’s plan backfired with Esther rising up in her identity. With Esther rising up in such a time as this moment for her.
This goes back to God establishing her identity from the foundations of the earth, knowing that at this moment in time His chosen people were going to be on the brink of annihilation. But He rose up Esther and she came up in her identity. A Jewish girl being brought into the Persian kingdom and up to the position of Queen, she had access to the king. And she was able in her position to ask the king. She came humbly to him and asked him, Save my people; this is who I am. I’m a Jewish woman. These are my people and this is the scheme that has been hatched against them.
So the Lord used Esther and Mordecai to establish favor and establish an identity for Esther to rise up and save her people. And that’s what Purim is. It’s celebrating that Persian defeat by the Jews, and their salvation.
The stone for the month is the amethyst, which is shades of purple. The alphabet letter for the month is KAF, to cover with strength.
The constellation for the month is Pisces, fishes. Find your supply hidden in the world. This is the month that Jesus told Peter to go out and find the fish with the money in its mouth to pay their taxes.
There is an identity for you in the invisible world. Going back to identity. One of the overall things for this month is finding your identity, stepping into it, and moving in it. Discover your identity in the spiritual realm and see how the Lord is conforming you by the Spirit. Identify your gifts and become who you were meant to be. We were singing it this morning. Threads throughout.
It was not planned to sing that Cody Carnes song. I kept listening to the words and said, This is perfect. This is perfect. I am who you say I am. That is confessing, that is using your words. Going back to using your words and confessing who you are, your identity, understanding who you are and confessing it.
The organ for the month is the spleen. Unfortunately in my line of work in an anatomic pathology lab, I’ve seen a spleen up close and personal. If it comes to me, it’s outside someone’s body. They don’t just take spleen’s out. The spleen is anywhere from 7 to 14 inches long with a thick capsule. It’s usually more purple than blue. If you slice into it, it has a red, pulpy, soft, gelatinous material. The spleen is part of the lymphatic system that aids the immune system by producing white blood cells. It also stores red blood cells as a blood reserve.
That’s why it’s important if you have trauma to your abdomen. With a ruptured spleen you can bleed out and die from that.
The sense for the month is laughter. This has been on my mind for the whole weekend. Since I told you this a month for overturning worry, laughter is a good medicine. We’ve all heard that. We don’t really realize how important joy and laugher is. It changes your outlook. It changes your perspective on things.
Going to back to tearing down decrees of worry or roots of worry and despair, laughter is the key for doing that. The Lord has deposited in each and every one of us a spring of joy. Joy is different than happiness. Joy is eternal and everlasting. Happiness comes and goes. But this morning while the Worship Team was praying, I kept seeing and hearing springs of joy, or springs rising up out of the desert, and paths being established in the wilderness.
I keep going back to springs, springs in the desert, a barren place. Worry and despair, if we dwell on this, establishes a dry, desert place in our lives. I’ve been there. I’ve been there where I thought I was on the brink of death. An emotional low that literally I thought was going to kill me physically.
I started realizing that I have joy in my life because Jesus is in my life. So why am I going to sit back and dwell in a desert, barren place when I have a spring of joy that I need to let loose. It is there. It is a well that has been blocked. Let’s declutter. Let’s open up that well and let that spring of life and joy come forth.
Confessions. Going back to confessing. What are we saying? The is the month where your fear shall begin to laugh.
Psalm 2:4. The One enthroned in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.
Psalm 37:12-13. The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them. But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for He knows their day is coming.
Yesterday I was reading over this, and this song, Confidence, just came on Pandora. This is what this laughter is all about. This confidence in the Lord in establishing our foundations.
?You’re alway moving in the unseen, the breath you exhale sustaining me. Before I call you know my need. You’re always going before me. I’m confident you faithfulness will see me through. My soul can rest. My righteousness is found in you. With every moment left and every borrowed breath, let this be true. That all my heart for all my life belongs to you.
The second verse just rang true.
Your laughter scatters my enemies. You give me joy for my mourning. You lift my head so I can see all of heaven surrounding me. I’m confident your faithfulness will see me through. My soul can rest. My righteousness is found in you.
The Lord is laughing at our enemies. So if the Lord is laughing at our enemies, that means we can laugh at our enemies. What is an enemy to you? Your enemy might not be my enemy. Despair, depression, oppression. I’ve been there.
Laugher was a key for me to walk out of that. Laughter and joy. Knowing that the Lord has put me on this earth for a purpose. My identity, understanding who I am delivered me from suicide. Nobody really knows this. I tried to commit suicide over seven years ago because I hit an oppressed, depressed part of my life that I didn’t think there was any hope left. I thought hope was gone. That was a lie of the enemy. That was a lie. That was an attack of the enemy, the weapon the enemy used against me. I don’t know how I survived. He brought me out. He laid a path in the wilderness. And He told me and showed me that, I have put a well and a spring in you, a spring of life, a spring of purpose, and a spring of joy. Let it loose and let it go. Laughter. Laughter is a good medicine.
James 1:17-18. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadow. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth that we might be a kind of first fruit of all he created.
James 3:13-18. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven. But it is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition there you find disorder and every evil practice.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peace-makers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
This is a strategy. All of this is a strategy against the enemy. It’s time to be strategic. This is a month of strategy. All these things I’m saying are strategies against the enemy: laughter, joy, confession. What are you saying? That’s a strategy and a weapon against the enemy. Are you agreeing with what the enemy is saying? Or are you agreeing with what God is saying?
He turns my mourning into dancing and my sorrow into singing. The sense of laughter is a weapon, an arrow in your quiver. Abounding joy and light. The light will permeate your darkness and barrenness breaks. I can testify to that. This is the month to root out depression and despair so faith can break through our thought processes. That’s where the enemy attacked me personally, in my thoughts. I got bound to what I thought I perceived as the truth; but it was not.
Root it out with joy. Laughter. Joy. Joy in the Holy Ghost. I was listening to Rick Pino this morning. He’s got that song. It was a weekend of joy for me. That song, Joy in the Holy Ghost, coming into his presence with praise, with laughter and joy, clapping your hands. Take off the cloak of heaviness and put on the garment of praise.
I got myself out of depression and oppression separating myself and praising the Lord when I didn’t think I could. The Lord asked me, Are you going to praise me and be thankful on this side? Where you’re not seeing deliverance, and you’re seeing everything around you? You’ve got Egypt. You’ve got wilderness. You’ve got sea in front of you. Or are you going to wait and see your deliverance come through, your enemies be drowned, and you see your promised land in the distance? Which one are you going to do? Are you going to wait until you see it? Or are you going to, by faith, on this side say, I’m not seeing it right now but I believe it. By faith, I believe it. By faith, I believe it.
So taking off that cloak of despair—and that morning that the Lord has promised. You might have despair and grief in the night, but joy comes in the morning. That’s faith builder. You might go to bed thinking, I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I don’t know how I’m going to make it. BUT the Lord says I have joy in the morning. So I’m believing I’m going to wake up. I’m going to see that sun rise up in the distance. It is a new day. I’m going to wake up in joy. I’m going to move in joy. I’m going to live in joy. And I’m going to laugh at my enemy.
Redeeming the Time. Psalm 30:12-13. You turned my morning into dancing. You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my well-being can praise you and not be silent; Adonai my God, I will thank you forever! CJB
Time is in the glory. You are going to step into the glory and redeem time. Our days are about to change dramatically. Your wisdom is coming from above. The days of lamenting are over. You will not lament the past nor will you lament your future.
The enemy’s weapon against you is trying to convince you or trying to remind you of your past. And he can either do it himself or he can bring people across your path to remind you, point a finger, give you a look. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced that in my personal life. All it takes is a look from a certain person, or a pointed finger, or one word, reminding you of your past, keeping you anchored to that past. Where the Lord has already set you free from your past. It is under the blood.
Then he can go from reminding you of your past, to telling you that it’s a starting point and you’re going to end up in the gutter in your future. You don’t have a future. He is continually saying, You don’t have a future. You’re not worth it. God’s not going to provide for you. Look at your checkbook; you just balanced your checkbook; looks like you’ve got five cents in there. You’re not going to amount to anything.
Going back to confession. What are you professing? What are you proclaiming? Are you proclaiming your lack or are you proclaiming what the Lord has said He is going to do, your promises, whatever it is? It could be being debt-free. I’m standing on that promise for myself. Being debt-free. I’m standing on the promise that the Lord is going to restore my family back together. That He is going to heal the broken areas and restore those broken areas personally in my life, in my children’s lives, in my family’s lives. I’m professing. I’m not believing what the enemy is saying about my past. It’s under the blood. My future is under the blood. My present is under the blood.
Redeeming the Time. Ephesians 5:15-16. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil.
Colossians 4:5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Psalm 107:2. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
You are redeemed. Not only you, but your time is redeemed. Original intent. I proclaim original intent. What you think you lost in the past, even yesterday or five minutes ago, something you think you lost—and I can say this with all confidence because I’m seeing it in my life gradually happening—the Lord is establishing order, making you see that original intent has not gone away.
The Lord’s original intent for your life is rooted and it’s there. Confess it. Believe it. He’s redeeming your time, the time that you thought you lost. I’ve lost seven years with my children. I’m believing that time is being redeemed right now and the times to come. What I thought I lost, I really didn’t lose. Because I believe that my Father, my Abba, is so gracious and loving that what I think I lost, it is waiting for me. I believe it. I don’t care what other people would say to me. I believe it and I believe it for you. Your time is being redeemed and original intent is not gone. It’s not lost.
Developing your war strategy. I believe all I’ve said is part of your warfare strategy against the enemy.
Jeremiah 1:9-10. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Warfare strategy. Allow the Lord to put His words in your mouth. And speak the words He is saying. Speak them.
Luke 21:14-15. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
You are not fighting the enemy to win a victory. You are fighting the enemy because the victory has been won. You’re not fighting from an area of defeat, trying to win. You’ve won. The victory has been won. Walk in it. Confess it. I’m not defeated. I’m victorious through Jesus Christ.
I pray and declare and decree over us that in these months of Adar I and Adar II, that we see the transformation that the Lord wants to do. That we will be willing, we will be open to what He wants to do. That He will give us strategies for us to stand up in the victories He’s already given us, and to proclaim it. He will give us the words for us to speak.
So Father, in the name of Jesus, I come to you. Lord, we come to you as your body and as your children. We ask, Lord, that you put your words into our mouths. Lord, give us strategies to use the words against the enemy. To confess what we need to confess. Confessing your word and believing your word is true, and laying the lies of the enemy down. They are under our feet. The enemy is under our feet.
Father God, I pray that springs of joy and laughter come forth from each one of us and from this house, and from this community, and from this area. Lord, I pray right now, I decree and declare that Hattiesburg will be a spring of joy and laughter. And laughing in the face of the enemy.
Father God, I just pray that you give us strategies, whatever the strategy is personally and corporately, to go forth and to proclaim your kingdom, and to establish your kingdom in this earth. I decree and declare that no matter what the enemy says, no matter what the enemy tries to convince us of, that we will not believe the deceptions and the lies and the words of the enemy; but we will stand on Your Word. We will stand on the foundation that you have laid under us, Lord, that we are standing on with Jesus as the Chief Cornerstone. We are standing on a foundation that you’ve laid before us, that we are standing on, that we are believing and knowing that you are God and you are Sovereign; and you are able to do whatever you deem necessary.
We believe, by faith, that what is established in heaven is established on earth. What is bound on earth is bound in heaven; and what is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven in Jesus name. Amen.
?Lane Bass. Hope is rising. You make me come alive. Let joy arise. This is what you do. It’s like I’m living for the first time.
Kimble Love. Praise the Lord. How many of you are alive in the house today? If you’re not you better come to life because we’re in a new season. Say, I’m in a new season. Are you ready to walk in your new season? I believe God has a place for us to walk where we’ve never walked before. Bu praise God, we’re not doing it on our own because He has gone ahead of us and made a way where there seems to be no way. I declare that we’re going to be in new places.
We’re going to see new things and we’re going to do things that maybe we don’t feel comfortable doing; but I assure you that God is with you. And he has equipped us to go forth and do great exploits for Him. So get ready, get ready, get ready. Be ready, be ready, be ready so you don’t have to get ready. Be ready to go forth now and walk in your new season. Glory to God.
It’s good to see everybody here today as we come together to celebrate the month of Adar which Brad taught on this morning. It was wonderful. A season of strength, of birthing, of pregnancy. How many feel like you’re pregnant with something? Glory to God. How many feel ready to give birth? I feel like we’ve carried this thing long enough and it’s time to let this baby out so that we can go forth. And I call forth an uncomplicated delivery in the name of Jesus. That is comes forth and hits the ground running in Jesus name.
We’re about to enter into a time of worship. Father, I thank you for this day. I thank you that you are moving mightily in our midst. And I thank you that your Word tells us not to be moved by the things that we see but to stand on the things that we believe. And those things that we believe are what your Word says.
Father, we’re not going to be moved by our circumstances or the things that are going on in this world but Lord, we look to you as Author and Perfecter of our faith. Lord God, your ways are higher than our ways. We trust you, Lord. We’re not going to look left and we’re not going to look right, but we’re going to look up to the hills where our help comes from. We thank you Lord that you’re for us and not against us.
And Lord, that you still love the world, the whole world. The blood of Jesus is still enough. There’s nothing, nothing, nothing that will hold back the fullness of your grace and your mercy and your love that you’ve extended to us. So Lord we embrace that today. Lord, we change our confession and profession from, Go get ‘em God, to, Lord have mercy. Lord let that be the confession of our mouth. Lord have mercy.
May your righteousness come forth and exalt this nation once again. May the truth of your Word bring repentance, salvation, and deliverance. And Lord, may your glory come forth in a way that’s never been seen before, that it would cover this entire earth.
Cover us with your banner of love. May we walk in love and display your love and show you mighty through us this day.
So Father, we bind ourselves together. We seek your face. We seek your heart. We seek your purpose. Release your strategy Lord. Blow forth your breath of life upon us so that we can go forth and give life to the world in which we’re in. Father, have your way as we worship you today in spirit and in truth in Jesus name. Amen.
I believe God wants to release an exuberance upon us today through our worship and that through this worship, joy increases, strength increases, the fullness of His Spirit increases, and this house is rocked, this city is shaken, and this state rises to its full potential in Jesus name. So let’s worship.
?He is my song. You are good good, Jesus. You’re never gonna let me down.
When the night is holding onto me, God is holding on. I won’t be shaken. I stand in your love. There’s power in your name. By your blood we overcome.
Betty. Voice of the blood in his place, speaking over us. Voice of the blood of Jesus.
Anna. Your blood speaks a better word. We welcome the voice of the blood.
Betty. Voice of the blood and the Spirit on our waters.
Kevin Long. Dwell in the midst of us. Come and dwell in this place. Have your way.
Not our will but yours be done. Come change us. Come sustain us.
Betty. Father, you’re sustaining all things by your Word.
Kimble Love. Praise God. Father, I declare that not only in this house, but in our lives that your will and not ours will be done. Lord, let us be a people that just desire your will, your perfect plan, your purpose, your strategy, your outcome to be what we desire. Lord, I’m reminded that I am not my own. I’ve been bought with a price.
Guess what? You are not your own. You’ve been bought with a price. And that price was the sacrifice, the precious blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior. And we no longer live for ourselves but we live for the life of Christ Jesus that’s within us. That His desires and His purposes and His principles and His precepts be made manifest in the earth and through our lives.
So Father, let that be our heart’s cry to you today. Let us go where you say go. Let us do what you say do. May we see what you see and say what you say. We call forth your infinite wisdom to manifest in our hearts and in our minds. And that we would live our lives according to your purpose so that we can walk out our destinies in Jesus name.
As we continue to worship this morning, we’re going to bring our first fruits, our tithes, our offerings, into the house to provide for the work of the ministry, for the advancement of the kingdom. We’re not just giving, we’re investing. And when you invest into the kingdom of God, there’s going to be a sure return, a bountiful return. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing. Hear my words and hear my voice. God said do it. I believe it and we’re going to reap the benefits of it in Jesus name.
As we come to the table of the Lord, we’re going to partake of communion. Holy Communion. A last ordinance that Jesus proclaimed and established for all who believed.
On the night that Jesus was betrayed, He met with His disciples in an upper room, and after the meal He took bread and broke it. He blessed it and said, This bread represents my body which is broken for you. Whenever your eat of it, do it in remembrance of me. Then He took the cup and blessed it. He said, This cup is my blood which is to be poured out for you. Whenever you drink of this cup, do it in remembrance of me. For through this, is the New Covenant that I’m giving unto you. That whoever believes shall reap the full benefits thereof. The full benefits of the New Covenant are life everlasting, redemption through His blood, being brought back into right relationship with Father God. That which was broken and severed was repaired right there through the sacrifice of Jesus.
So we’re no longer orphans but we’ve been brought back into the family. And we’re not just sons, but we’re heirs, joint-heirs with Christ. Everything that belongs to Jesus belongs to us. Everything that Jesus purchased, He purchased for us.
Lord we thank you today that you sent Jesus. That you came, you lived, you died and you rose again to restore us to the right standing that you established before the foundations of the earth.
Father, I thank you that we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. And Lord we go forth proclaiming with the word of our testimony. And Lord God we do not shrink back, but we go forth boldly declaring the truth. Because Jesus is Lord. He is my Savior, my Deliverer, my Healer, and I live my life for Him, by Him, and through Him.
Lord, we say, Continue to have your way. Bless your people. Bless your body. Bless this land and show yourself mighty. And may we show you mighty through everything we say, think or do. Wherever we live and move and have our being we declare that you are Lord. Amen and Amen.
?You surround me with a song of deliverance. I am a child of God.
Jesus, the name above every other name. The only one who could every save.
Worthy of every song we could ever sing. We live for you. We live for you.
Holy, there is no one like you. There is none beside you. Worthy Worthy Worthy.
I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation.
I will put my trust in you alone and I will not be shaken. I am free to live for you.
Betty Love. Praise you Jesus. Lord we thank you that Freedom is in the house. Lord God, Freedom is in this house, in every heart and every life. Lord God, I thank you that righteousness apart from the law has come to us through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And Lord, we thank you. We thank you that we are in you, Jesus. Lord, we bind ourselves to your teachings. You said if we would hold to your teachings, we would know the truth and the truth would set us free.
Father, we thank you that you are drawing a plumb line of truth in the midst of your people. And you are bringing us into alignment with the assignment. There is a nations call in this house. There is a call to America, a call to this nation. There’s a cry that is going out to the sons of God to return to our first love.
Holy Spirit is separating a people unto Himself for the work of the ministry. You have come again again into your birthright and your destiny and I hear the Lord saying, “It’s a fresh start, a fresh start, a fresh start, a fresh start.” There’s a word and a decree that is on the inside of you, that’s going to come up out of you in such a way, it is going to overturn every evil decree of your enemy.
The Lord says, “That which you have been pregnant with, that which you have carried in vision, in destiny and purpose, your time has come. Your deliverance has come. It’s delivery time. It’s manifestation time on earth as it is in heaven.”
There’s a voice of reform that’s rising in a nation, and the Lord is raising up reformationists. The Lord says you can expect to see the change. You can expect to see the deliverance of a nation because He is not finished. He is not finished. He is not finished. He will come again again throughout the land, throughout the land, throughout the land, throughout the land, throughout the land and He will have His harvest.
The Lord says you are present in this house this morning because you are called to an end time army and you are part of the end time harvesters.
There are others of you that are five-fold ministers that are present here today or you’re watching by Periscope or Facebook live. The Lord says you have a voice in you, the voice of revival, the voice of reformation. And there is a return. You are preparing the generations for the coming of the Lord. For the coming of the Lord. There are those who have thought, He will be here next week or next year; but I am standing here today to tell you, I feel in my spirit we have four or five generations out.
We are at the end of the end of the last of the last of the days. And righteousness will be raised up in the nation. And this country will turn again. And she will have her awakening. And she will have her harvest. And the words that are written in the book of America will come to pass.
“The Appeal to Heaven has been heard. And the Turnaround has come. And Giants are Falling now,” saith the Lord your God. You will see cities and regions transformed by the power of Almighty God. God will once again be in this nation and people will come out into the streets and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.
And you would say, How can this be? But I want you to remember that there was a time when the city was shut up with famine and the people were starving. They were even cooking their children and eating them. It was at the worst of the worst of times, and it seemed impossible.
But I want you to remember four lepers that sat at the gate and recognized, We can’t go into the city. There’s nothing there for us. They won’t even let us in. So perhaps we’ll go down to the enemy’s camp and he’ll have mercy. The Lord is able to amplify sound. He is able to do anything He needs to do in the hour.
Four lepers, eight feet moving, released a sound that shook the ground and struck such fear in the enemy and the enemy’s camp that they got out of there and left all their plunder, all their supplies. In one day there was a famine in the land and overnight there was a turnaround. There is going to be a turnaround. And we’re going to see it. We’re not just going to hope for it or talk about it. It’s upon us.
PowerPoint. Reformed. Raising up Righteousness.
Righteousness exalteth a Nation. Proverbs 14:34.
Raising up Righteousness. The 70-day Decree.
It’s not by accident that Brad brought the message this morning on the Hebraic month of Adar. If you did not hear it, you need to go back and listen to where we are Hebraically and prophetically, what is the heart, the mind, the counsel of God.
We are in a leap year on the Hebraic calendar. This is the twelfth month but we have the month of Adar I this month and then in 30 days we step in again to the month of Adar II, because the Lord wants to put a decree in you and me that’s going to shift and turn a nation. You are the decree whether you realize it or not.
As I began to look at the nation, as all of you have, in the last few weeks and all that’s been transpiring in our government and decisions and people in regard to abortion, over this last year with gender, and everything else. There are things that have come forth in this country that we thought we would never see. Epidemic of opioid addiction. Right now there are families crying out for the deliverance of their loved ones. And if Jesus Christ doesn’t do it, it’s not going to happen.
We have never seen such an epidemic in our country of people being dependent on pharmaceutical drugs, and I’m talking about what’s prescribed. There is trauma in the land. I know that the Word of God says that if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways and seek my face, I will hear from heaven and heal their land.
The prayers. How many years upon years upon years upon years upon years? I know since the 50s and 60s and all through the wars that were going on, there have been a remnant of people who have stood on II Chronicles 7:14. I would tell you that our bowls are full and ready to tip. You might say it looks worse than it’s ever looked. Well, praise God it looks worse than it’s ever looked because I say, Look up. Your redemption draws nigh.
The Lord spoke to my heart mid-week and most of you know that on Thursday we just completed a 21-day fast as a house and a ministry, many connected with us. In 7/7/07 there was a call to this nation from every prayer ministry and leader, anyone involved in the prayer movement. It was a call through Lou Engle who has been very strong in the prayer movement, and other leaders across this nation, to gather in Nashville, Tennessee, at Titan Stadium. Dutch Sheets was involved in this ministry.
I remember 40 days out from the call, there was a call to the nation to divorce Baal. It was the anniversary of 40 years before when the nation had made a choice to enter into Baal worship like never before. It was a call to the body of Christ, and not just in this country. I know there were people outside this country praying with us for righteousness to be restored to a nation. We were going to seven ourselves with the Lord, 7/7/07, and re-covenant with Him as a nation.
How many prophetic acts and how many people have gone into the land and places and repented and stood for the atrocities committed against the First Nations People. And the atrocities committed against the Jews. And the atrocities committed against African-American people and families. And the atrocities committed against women. And the atrocities in human trafficking. What more atrocities in this land? Enough to make it convulse.
I know that none of us in this room are perfect and I know that we don’t have a perfect President, but he is the President of the United States and he is a true Cyrus. His slogan of Make American Great Again is not by accident. Because the only thing that is going to make America great is Proverbs 13:34 NLT. Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns people. It also says that righteousness makes a nation great. Great.
Earlier in the week the Lord spoke to me and gave me a revelation. How many righteous people are in this room? If you are righteous would you raise your hand? If your righteous I want you to raise your hand high. How many righteous people are in this room? If you are a born-again believer and you have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, there is a righteousness that has come to you, not because of anything that you could ever do, but it has come to you because you have believed in Jesus Christ.
The law was instituted to show man that he needed a Savior. So you’re not trying to get righteous. According to what is written in the Word of God, you are the righteousness of your God in Christ.
When you believed, He brought you into Himself and Himself came alive in you. Abraham believed God and it was credited unto him as righteousness. And it literally means that when Abraham believed, God brought Abraham into Himself. And the beauty of the New Covenant is that we don’t just get put in Christ, Christ comes alive in us. And we’ve been sealed with the Spirit of Righteousness until the day of redemption, until it is a done deal and we are out of here.
A long time ago I had a thought from the Lord. What if every morning, EVERY morning, believers across the United States of America or just we as believers, stood up and presented ourselves unto the Lord in our territory, our tent, our treasury, in our sphere of influence, and we released the righteousness of our God in Christ Jesus.
And the Lord said when we did 7/7/07, on the Monday after that event, The Call, calling America back to covenant with the Lord, I woke up on that Monday morning and the Lord gave me a book, a devotional book, 50 Days, Catching an Early Flight with the Lord. The day before we finished this 21-day fast on Wednesday, I have a 70-day decree that is going to begin on February 9 and go through April 19, Passover.
It is the 70s. 70 days of you standing up in your place and releasing the righteousness of your God in Christ Jesus. And everywhere you go, everywhere you set the soles of your feet, for the duration of the 70, you are releasing the righteousness of your God.
You are the decree and you are the plumb line for a nation. I would that when we post this out that you would send it to every facebook friend, every person that you have contact with, and invite them into the 70-day decree of righteousness.
I want to talk to you this morning about Revival, Awakening and Reformation.
On Friday evening of this week, it was Anna Love’s birthday. We’re connected with other apostolic houses and leaders throughout the state of Mississippi, and we love David and Jo Hertel of Hope Fellowship as well as Amy and Don Rylander, We Are One Ministries. They partnered together and on February 1, Friday evening, they hosted a call to prayer, a night of worship. And we joined them. That was her request for her birthday, so Kimble, Anna and I went. Have you ever been so glad you went somewhere?
In the midst of the worship I had an open vision and I saw Martin Luther take the 95 Theses and nail it to the door of Castle Church. He is the one who with that prophetic act was the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The Lord said, “Reformation is coming, Betty.” Reformation is coming to a nation. We need more than revival. We need revival. We need more than awakening. We’ve got to have reformation.
I believe this 70 day decree of righteousness is going to be one of the catalysts to tipping bowls. And I know that I know that I know that I am looking out at a train track because I expect to see a glory valley down here. I expect to see a city that is transformed. My birthright and my destiny has come again. I have an Esther call upon my life. In the very beginning the Lord launched me into the mantles and the first prophetic word that I received was “even as Esther.” I’m in a double month to reap what God has said about me.
It’s true identity time. It’s time for you to rise up in who you are in Christ, in your purpose, and your destiny. And anything that has been opposing or perverting or diverting you, the Lord is removing it. He is wicking out wickedness. He is moving it away from His body so His body can be an instrument and a vessel that He can use in this last day.
We’re going to see fire come across a nation. There are going to be people filling these streets. If we do not back off of what God says, if we stay by the grace of God in humility and allow Him to do what He wants to do in our lives, we will be a part. There is an invitation. Will you be a part of reformation?
Revival occurs when the spiritual fervor and practice of members of an existing body of believers is re-kindling as a result of the Holy Spirit of God renewing their prior faith which had grown cold and renewing their foundation on the Word of God.
The first reformation came and two of the keys to the spread was that the printing press was ready. Martin Luther translated the Word of God from Latin into German so the Word of God could be put in the hands of the common man. And it was printed. Media, the printing press helped to spread the Word.
I sat there yesterday and this morning with my head down. I said, Lord we have more media and more communication ability and capability than we have ever had. Yet we are still not there. It is going to take more. That is a tool, but it’s also been a tool of the enemy. It is going to take God Himself and only Him coming and doing what only He can do in the people in this nation and in this very body.
Week before last the Lord came in here and He began to pour out the water and He was calling us deeper. He didn’t want us to stay on the edge. He didn’t want us to be ankle deep. He didn’t want us to be knee deep. He wanted us to be in over our head. Jesus Himself came into this place and He was washing people with the water of the Word. The angels were pouring out water. Heaven was here.
There are times in the past that if God had shown up then the way that He did here, they would have proclaimed it all over the world and the nation that down there they have outpouring. But right now I’m telling you we’re not the only one where those kinds of encounters with God are happening. He is calling. He is wooing. He is drawing you and me and He is saying, Get in the river.
The angel came to stir the water so we could be healed. And then He starts bringing messages. Your dealing as a nation with a Delilah spirit. Absalom is trying to sit in your gate. So overall, the Seducer is here. And he’s not just seducing the people of the world, he’s seducing the church. The Lord says, I have a remedy, and the word is, I’m going to wick out wickedness. I’m wicking out wickedness. Look it up, Betty. Did I hear that right? I’m looking it up.
It’s time to put on your Holy Ghost shirt and be clothed in power. Because moisture wicking is the ability to draw that moisture away from your body. So the Lord says, I’m going to remove wickedness out of my people by the power of the blood, by the power of the Word, and the power of the Spirit. One Two Three Punch, Out. I’ve got a One Two Three—Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The Word, the Blood, the Spirit. They pack a punch.
Awakening. That’s what we’re all crying for. If we stop at awakening, we’re not going to get there, now. You might say, Well there are a lot of people saying Awakening. I’m saying awakening, too. I’ve been pouring over about awakening. When awakening happens people can wake up and become God-conscious, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be converted.
Awakening is an evangelical outpouring of the Spirit of God over a short period of time in which many who were non-believers become believers founded on the Word of God in the Bible.
Revival is about returning to foundational principles. Awakening is about returning to the foundation. There is no other foundation other than Jesus Christ and the Word of God, and this nation is disputing about the Word of God. Even all the Church doesn’t believe the Word of God anymore. You have leaders in the body of Christ that are blessing abortion clinics and are pro-choice.
I want to say this right here. I wept yesterday. I was heartsick yesterday, weeping for us, weeping for our nation, weeping for the unborn. I looked at those little bodies of aborted little hands and body parts—and the whole world needs to look. And I remembered something. Years ago we were at my sister’s lake house and there was a screened-in porched across the back. It’s Oxbow Lake which used to be the riverbed on Eagle Bend and is no longer a part of the River. A storm coming across from Louisiana can be a fierce thing. A storm was coming and it was white capping on the lake like at Destin.
My sister had workmen there that day who had cleared a woodpile and had exposed the nest of a field mouse with babies. They didn’t disturb it but it had been uncovered. Because of the storm everyone is coming in off the lake. The wind is whipping with a high pitched sound, but above it I can hear crying. Those baby field mice and the nest had been picked up by the wind and they were laying out on the side of the levee and they were crying. It was bad.
There was thundering and lightning, but I’m a rescuer. And you’re like, Field mice Betty? Yeah. I put on rubber gloves. They didn’t even have fuzz on them. My Daddy was like, I can’t believe you’re doing this. I couldn’t leave them because they were crying. I gathered them all up with their nest and put them in a shoebox and waited for the storm to be gone. And the next day I put them back on the woodpile where they had been and waited. And their mama came and got them.
Now, if I’ll do that for a rat, for mice, do you think I’m going to stand for abortion? There are people right now who are pro-choice and have a problem if you split a dog wide open or if a dog had a baby and you killed every one of them on the spot, I think you would go to jail. We have fallen as a nation. But there is still mercy. There is still mercy. It is going to take God to change this nation. And He is going to raise up righteous reformers who are not religious, who are not people-haters, that have the love of God in their lives, that will bring a clear message of repentance to a nation.
Reformation. I want you to look at this definition and see why I believe and have wanted reformation and transformation. I believe you have to have it all. There have been people who say, I want revival. I want revival. If we have revival, that means everybody in the church gets revived. But it really doesn’t affect out there. Only those that come in here.
Awakening is going to affect but it’s going to be short-lived. It’s not going to be as long as a reformation. Over 500 years ago in 1514, Martin Luther had grievances with the Church and that was the shift and change. We are still embracing what he did 500 years later.
Reformation is a re-alignment of beliefs and religious practices to be conformed to the Word of God by throwing off beliefs and religious practices that are not in conformity with the Word of God. This is our problem as a nation right now because there are people that don’t know what this nation was founded on. They do not want to hold to our history. They want to rewrite history. And they want to change what the Bible says. We cannot and will not do that. We will not be politically correct. We will not be culturally correct. There is only one culture and it is the kingdom of God and that is where our citizenship is. It’s time we live like that and act like that and be the Church. And being the Church means that you and I are conformed to the Lord Jesus Christ. We walk in love. We walk in a demonstration of the Spirit and power.
The Word of God is what we live by. The Spirit of God is our navigator. We are led by the Spirit and we don’t fulfill the lust of the flesh. We live our lives not as our own but unto Him. Somebody in here is thinking, Well that’s not very much fun. You don’t know what fun is yet. And somebody just said, She really heard that? Yeah I did. Don’t get afraid—maybe somebody better be afraid! I can hear what He wants me to hear.
And it’s not witchcraft. You know when Jesus was going to minister the Word of God it says he knew their thoughts. Well, if you only knew what manner of woman was touching you. He heard everything they thought because the Father opened His ear. I can’t do that unless He lets me. He’s usually not into outing people, but He is into making a point.
Reformation is a re-alignment of beliefs and religious practices to be conformed to the Word of God by throwing off beliefs and religious practices that are not in conformity with the Word of God. Reformations change people’s beliefs, attitudes and actions.
Do we need our beliefs, attitudes and actions as a nation as a whole changed? Yes.
Those changes overflow to change church beliefs and practices, society (culture) and governments. Where are we having our trouble right now?
Luther and the 95 Theses. Martin Luther—Professor of Scripture at Wittenberg University, Germany. Faith was key to salvation. Luther was angered by the church practice of selling indulgences (pardons). Johann Tetzel tricks people into thinking they’re buying their way in to heaven. They sold indulgences. If you had committed a sin or had something going on in your life—I don’t want a Fat Tuesday in my life. Because a Fat Tuesday might get you killed, especially if you have a birthright and a destiny and you’re just going to blow it out and then the next day practice 40 days of abstaining from that thing. Listen, my son had a blowout and he had a blowout.
So don’t tell me one more day of your sin, “and the next day I’m going to straighten up my life and fly right.” Because you might not have that opportunity. It just is what it is.
There is a righteous call to a nation, but that call of righteousness and truth is coming to the body of Christ first. Don’t talk about them out there if you’re not letting God do this in here. Because if you let Him do this in here, you’ll be so broken, you’re going to love people. If we really realized where we came from and what He’s done, and I know some didn’t live like hellions in the world. I know where I came from. But it wouldn’t matter if you had done everything right, your life would not be enough to save you. Your good works will never save you. The only thing that makes you and me righteous is the blood of Jesus and that we’ve received Him.
The only distinction between them and us is we said Yes. And He drew us with cords of lovingkindness. So getting mad at people and wanting to kill people and wanting to end people—that is the devil. This isn’t how God saved me. He saved me because He saw a need and He sent His one and only Son, who was willing to life His life sinless as a man filled with the Holy Spirit. Fully God and fully man, having the same equipment that you and I have. But yet He was without sin.
He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but took on the very nature of a servant, becoming like sinful man. He became like us so we could become like Him. ?He made a way for me. To enter the Holy Place. See, when the love of God comes into your life. The whole business of hell fire and brimstone really didn’t work with me. I would have laughed in your face, now. But the love of God, His love, pursued me and changed my life from the inside out. You can give people a list of rules all day long and they can have an external form of godliness and never have a true inward change. And be nominal or not be born-again at all. But sooner or later this out here is not going to hold them.
The only true lasting change is a personal relationship and encounter with the Living God. It’s knowing your true identity in the Father. He’s done it all. So my life in the Lord is not boring. And I don’t get it and take it back, because He just loved me to Himself to change. But I am telling you we are in an acceleration time and you’re going to choose where you stand on this. And I have the same opportunity again. We’re here. So my birthright and destiny is before me, and in this 70 days what I do is going to determine the rest of my life and I know it. 70 days will determine where you are in this move of God and how God is going to use you.
So you’re going to give people pardons for their sin? Martin Luther got a revelation of the priesthood of the believer and he came through reading of the Word to realize, I don’t have to go to a priest to forgive my sins. I can come boldly into the throne of grace and receive mercy because I belong to Jesus. And he came up against a system of corruption.
Luther responds with the 95 Theses or grievances. He posts them on the door of Castle Church and debates them with other religious leaders. He just nailed the problems he had with the pope and the Catholic church of that day to the door. It’s not through Mary. It’s not through a man to get to God. And if that steps on your toes, it is the truth.
If you’re going to hold to the Word of God, you’re going to have to hold to what is written in the Book. I’m not dissing my Catholic brothers or sisters because my father’s entire family is Catholic. Let me tell you, in the Catholic Church there are born-again believers, Spirit-filled believers. There are. For every restoration truth as brought us to a point where we are today.
It was the beginning of the Reformation, the rise of churches who don’t accept the pope’s authority. They threw it off and came out. And it started a revolution. There are many that lost their lives.
Protestant Reformation. The Five Solas (Slogans)
I believe in freewill choice. And I also know in the Word of God He has predestined us. I believe in election. So I don’t have to swap off one for the other. I am standing here today to tell you I am not a Calvinist in that I believe in predestination that precludes your will. I want to make that clear.
These were the five things that they held onto for the Protestant Reformation and they are foundational truths I believe that we stand on today. I also believe there are things, that if you look at these truths, you’re going to see that as a nation we have deviated from this.
Scripture alone. The Bible alone is the highest authority. In this nation people have taken a stand that the Bible alone is not the final authority. They have relegated some passages to a story or a history lesson. That have taken out parts and changed it and tried to change interpretation even to the point calling God a she. And that is not the truth. And they have gotten people to say what their itching ears want to hear.
There is apostasy in the body of Christ. There are people who are not holding to the true Word of God as the foundation. Because if you knew that the Bible is real you would know that abortion is real, that fornication, homosexuality, sexual sin, is sin.
Now they are wanting to legislate it in this nation and teach it in our schools, gender-free. Things that we would have never thought, things we don’t even teach our children in school. They are talking about educating our children sexually of things parents talk to their children about at home. It would have never been taught in a classroom, not in elementary school. There’s a problem. And we are not going to stand for it. And God is not going to stand for it. And we are not going to be quiet. But we are going to speak the truth in love.
Faith alone. We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ. That is the truth of the Word. That is the gospel. Faith alone. Not faith with something else. Nothing stands with the cross except Jesus. It is Jesus crucified, dead, buried and raised with Him. Our faith is only in the Lord. There are not many ways to God. And that is what you’re seeing. We just had a religious leader embrace the reading of other religions this week. It’s not all the same god. Allah is not god. Do you hear me? At this day of being politically correct, it is one religion. It is trying to move us toward something the Bible talked about in the last days.
Grace alone. We are saved by grace and the grace of God alone. We are saved by faith and it is grace, a free gift. Ephesians 2:8. There is nothing you can do to earn salvation. If you really understand the scripture, that it’s a free gift, it would really settle your security as a believer. You would understand. If something truly is a gift, you don’t have to do anything to earn it, deserve it, or keep it or maintain it. It is that; it is a gift. Because if you can do something to lose it, then it is no longer a gift.
Christ alone. Jesus Christ alone is our Lord and Savior and King.
To the Glory of God alone. We live for the glory of God alone.
These are the five things: the Bible. Saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Saved by the grace of God alone. Jesus Christ alone is Lord and Savior and King. He is not a christ or another christ. He is The Christ. All that we do is for the glory of God. These are the tenets, or slogans, of the Protestant Reformation that they held to and preached on.
The Five Pillars of Reformed Theology.
Scripture Alone. The Bible is the only infallible and sufficient rule for governing issues of life and doctrine. You cannot deviate off of it or you’re going to see what we see right now. Reformation is going to change that in society, in government, in the culture. There is going to be a return once again. Revival in the Church. Awakening and then a true Reformation is going to plumb line a nation with the Word of God again.
Christ Alone. The only Mediator. Because Jesus Christ is sole mediator between God and man, salvation is only possible by His death and resurrection. When you start talking about salvation, these are things that people will deviate on.
Grace Alone. The only method. Our justification and salvation are both solely by the sovereign grace of God and not dependent on any action or condition man provides. Holy Spirit draws us. He will knock on the door of our hearts. But whether you receive Him or not determines whether you are going to be born again. It’s the truth. You have to respond.
Ignoring the drawing of Holy Spirit—there is only one sin that sends people to hell. That’s the truth and it’s really sad. Because there’s just one sin really, when it all boils down to it. It’s that you do not receive God’s remedy. You do not respond to the wooing of God’s Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ. And there is no other name. I can’t give you another name to be saved by. How do I know that? It’s what this Book says. I believe the Word. We need to let the Bible be it’s self-defense.
I remember hearing a leader on Larry King and I really appreciated his response. I’ve seen many Christian leaders on Larry King and they bit the dust. The didn’t just want to say. When you get on a platform and start saying sexual immorality is wrong. When you start saying abortion is wrong. They will immediately try to target you as a woman-hater and anything else that can go with it. Because really you’re not fighting against flesh and blood. You’re fighting against a spirit that wants to destroy and annihilate the human race just because we are like Him. And that’s the truth.
When you begin to give the truth of the gospel, there will be people who will want to oppose you. But this is the thing. We are in a place where our voices cannot be silent. And we cannot be people-haters. And we cannot rail on facebook. It’s not wise. You’re just doing a Sanballat/Tobiah thing and yah-yah and they’ve got you off your focus.
We need to speak the truth in love. We need to speak out, but there is a right way to speak and a wrong way to speak.
Faith Alone. The only means. Our justification before God is by faith in Christ alone, and not by works.
Glory to God alone. The only ambition. All glory and honor is due to God alone.
Righteousness exalts a nation. Who is the King of Righteousness? His name is Jesus. So everything that we do should exalt Jesus Christ. If it’s a true move of God, it is going to acknowledge that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. It is going to acknowledge that Jesus is the only way to God. And redemption is only found through His blood. And that is just what it is.
We’ve heard a lot of different things in media and people having opportunity. And I pray, But by grace so go I. I pray to God that when I’m in that place, I will not water down the gospel. Even if it gets me ridiculed or a whole nation raging against me saying, Can you believe that woman got on Today show and said what she did? Well I hope to God I do.
I remember a man being on Larry King and Larry began to ask him what he thought about homosexuality and such. He said, You know Larry, I believe the Bible. And the Bible says. As a Christian I believe what the Word of God says. And the Bible says this. He wasn’t religious or trying to be haughty or prideful in the response. He responded in humility but he said, I believe the Bible. Who will fault you for holding to your beliefs? But that is the problem. The Christian church has not held to her heritage and her truth and her foundation. So now the foundation is shaking in places. But our nation is shaking because we deviated from the foundation. But the Lord has come again again. It’s not by accident that the leadership in the house said, You need to teach on foundations. It’s a setup. We need to know who we are, whose we are and what we believe. No more identity crisis.
Josiah’s Reform. Judah Plows. Decree Righteousness. Matt Lockett has partnered with Will Ford to bring reconciliation to our nation and to stand up for the unborn. Even in your silence, you can have a voice. We have participated the LIFE tape where it is a silent protest. You have LIFE over your mouth and you don’t say anything. But you’re saying a whole lot, standing up for the lives of the unborn.
Righteousness exalts a nation. This word came to me this week.
Judah is plowing and the Josiah’s are rising to bring reformation in our land.
Embrace it: Josiah Reformers. Josiah Company. Josiah Generation. The Josiah Anointing. That’s where we are.
II Kings 22:1-2 Voice. Josiah was 8 years old when he inherited the throne. His reign in Jerusalem lasted 31 years. His mother was Jedidah (daughter of Adaiah from Bozketh). Josiah was righteous in the Eternal’s eyes. He continually did what was right, just as his ancestor David had. He did not ever step away from the righteous path.
Josiah is probably one of the greatest reformers in the Word of God. He never deviated.
Hezekiah brought about reform. He was one of the reformationists in the Word of God but there were still high places that remained. Josiah is the only one who cleaned out the land. The reason it took place is because he discovered the Word of God. At age 8 he took the throne. At age 16 he began to seek the Lord.
All of these words came over the last several weeks.
Luke 21:15. “I will give you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist.”
The hand of the Lord is stretched out. He is pushing back the resistance. That was a line from a new song Anna Love got when we hosted the Ekklesia launch, merging with worship teams across the state. The Lord woke me up and was singing that song to me. That is what He is doing in the nation.
Josiah’s Reform. Judah Plows. He is Raising up Righteousness. The 70 Day Decree.
You have an invitation in this room and for those who are watching and this will go out.
You have an invitation to present yourself unto God, and beginning on February 9 to release righteousness, the righteousness of your God in Christ Jesus, to decree it daily. To become the decree wherever you go. It’s not always by what you say but it’s how you live. In the morning when you awaken, you present yourself to Him, to your territory, to your tent and your treasury, your sphere of influence.
I release the righteousness of my God in Christ Jesus in the land, into the heavens, into the earth, into this nation.
Abraham had an encounter with the Lord. The Lord had come down because the sins of Sodom had reached heaven, the outcry of the sin. And He came down to have a look. In that coming down, two angels were with Him. They met with Abraham and that’s when He gave the promise that this time next year Isaac would be here. The promise was coming. And then they were going on to see about Sodom.
The Lord said, Should we let Abraham in on what we are about to do? And the decision was made. The Word of God tells us that Abraham had this discourse with God. When He told him, The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah has reached Me and I’m about to destroy the city, Abraham said, For 50 righteous would you destroy the city? No, for 50 righteous I wouldn’t. And then 40? 30? 20? It’s the truth. It’s in the Word in Genesis. For 10 would you spare the city? For 10 people. You know what? There weren’t 10 people. There are more than 10 righteous people in this nation. And would that 10 would diligently for 70 days allow the plumb line of God to come in our lives and decree righteousness. Something would shift. It would shift.
If you take this invitation, you are stepping into Reform. And the Reform and the Revival and Awakening is going to begin in you first. I would say, Start today. That by next Saturday, you’ve allowed Him to wick wickedness out of you, search you, try you, know you, and see. And set you in that place daily. Righteousness. Righteousness of God. Let’s see if it changes headlines. Let’s see if government voting shifts and changes. And legislators change their minds. Let’s see what comes out of it.
Let’s see if by Passover that last day if we see the spirit of death removed from a nation. I believe it.
Righteousness exalteth a nation. Proverbs 14:34.
2/9/19 – 4/19/19. Raising Righteousness. The 70 Day Decree.
Father, I thank you for clean hands and a pure heart. Lord, let there be no miscommunication in the passion to communicate a word. Lord, we acknowledge that it is through your name, Jesus Christ, Yeshua Hamashiach, that man is saved. That You are the one way and only way to salvation. And we are saved by grace through faith and it is a free gift not of ourselves. That if we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and we believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved.
For it is with our heart that we believe and with our mouth that we confess. Lord, I thank you for that confession of righteousness. Lord I want to acknowledge that you are the foundation of the Church and your Word is the foundation. We as your people today acknowledge the supremacy of your Word, that it trumps everything. And we’re going to hold to the truth of your Word.
We’re not going to take scripture out of context or misread it, but Lord let us read it in accordance with knowing who it’s written to. Let us not deviate from what Christianity’s foundations truly are. But let us hold to the truth.
Lord, I thank you for a revival in the hearts of the hearers in this room. I thank you for awakening in cities and in this nation. I thank you for culmination and convergence. I thank you that our bowls are full and ready to tip in the nation so that our land can be healed. In a day, in a moment, it can shift.
And we agree with you for that change. Raising Righteousness. The 70 Day Decree. May it burn in the hearts of the people that are in this place today and may it spread like wildfire across this nation, across this state, across our cities, throughout our contacts. May the body of Christ rise up and release the righteousness of our God in Christ Jesus on earth as it is in heaven in our territories, in our tents and in our treasuries.
Lord, you said in the last days that people would stream to the mountain of God. I saw in a vision the mountain of the Lord raised up above the other mountains in this nation, and people were streaming to the mountain of the Lord.
Father, let Josiah Anointing, let the Josiah Reform begin. But I don’t want it to end in 31 years. I want it to be a Reformation that carries on until you come again, Lord.
Lord, we thank you that you are raising up a righteous generation today, Lord, today. Be it unto us according to Your Word, Your Will and Your Way. I bless you in the name of Jesus. I bless you in the name of the Lord, in your birthright and your destiny, in your gift mix. I pray in the name of the Lord that He would awaken our ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is speaking to the Church.
Lord I thank you that You Make America Great Again in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
Anna Love. Father, I thank you for this day and the words that have come forth. I pray that you will bless this time of fellowship and bless this food to nourish and strengthen our bodies…. in Jesus name. Amen.