Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Worked for our Good and 2018 will be Great!












As we go into the New Year, always remember that in every situation you may face, in every moment of the day, “Fear not only Believe”.

We are raised in a society where fear alerts caution and caution triggers wisdom.  But in our Kingdom, the Kingdom of God, there is no need to trigger wisdom because Wisdom is a person and His name is Jesus.  He is always with us, never leaves us and we’re never forsaken.  

You see, there is no place for fear in the Kingdom of God.  Now, I’m not talking about reverential fear, I’m referring to dread, scared, terror, distress and panic stimulated by man, animals or inadequate objects.  “Fear Not, is a command, not a suggestion and is given 170 times in the Bible.  On the other hand God’s Kingdom is all about Belief.  What do you believe?  You can 
answer that by looking around you.  What do you see?  What you see is what you’ve believed for.

Maybe you’ve been afraid to believe?  Fear not only believe!
Perhaps you’ve been talked out of what you once believed?  Fear not only believe!
Remember that all things are possible to the one who has the ability to believe.  

Fear Not!  Only Believe.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"The Flow of Faith Flows from the Heart"

           
Romans 10:8 KJV.     
[8] But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

The Lips must be connected to the heart and the heart connected to the  lips.  Confessions can be made consistently without ever coming from one's heart, but that's not what we want.

How does faith get in the heart?  When you hear the word preached, faith gets in your heart.  Many have attempted to have a heart full of faith without their preacher but it cannot be done.  The Bible says:

Romans 10:14 (ASV) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

We need to hear the preacher, not just listen.  The word of God gives us the ability to hear.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Ro. 10:17



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"The Miracle of the Few"





Having Your Vision Adjusted

Many people cannot receive provision because of the vision they have.  In II Kings the fourth chapter, there was a woman who cried to the prophet Elisha and said, "the creditor has come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.”  People often focus on the problem, magnifying what they don't have, or what they only have.  I call this the  "Only Syndrome."

One of the first steps to receiving the provision you need is to check your vision.  Does it need adjusting?  Do you have the right vision?  Is your vision God inspired?

I have listened to many people explain their vision and talk about their plans.  As I’ve evaluated what they’ve said, the Holy Spirit helped me to see that people are not receiving a God inspired vision.  During the time of sharing, they focus a lot on what they don't have.  Many repeat constantly "I don't have anything, except…"  While they are explaining their plan or vision. The words only and except are strongly emphasized.  

Before one can properly receive what God has for them, one must have his vision adjusted to see correctly.  They must see the right vision.   In (v.2), Elisha responds by asking the woman "What hast thou in the House?"

One of the many blessings in having the prophetic ministry near is it's ability to help adjust your vision (what you see), and it’s ability to help you to receive a God inspired vision (what you see).

How to interpret what you see is so very important, as it is directly connected to what you will receive.  "Where there is no vision, the people will perish…" (Prov. 29:18) But where there is a Holy Spirit inspired vision there is provision.  Elisha was taking this woman through the first step of having her vision adjusted.

Where There is Vision There is Provision

How we interpret what we see is very important.  If we don't have the Word of God, and those that He has set in office to help us, we might find ourselves living beneath what God has provided for us.  We may find ourselves with an inability to appropriate God’s promises and what He has specifically promised to us.  In (v.2) of II Kings Chapter 4, the woman replied by saying, "…thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil."  Her words tell us how she interpreted what she saw (her vision).    She needed help with interpreting what she saw.  The pot of oil she saw was not interpreted as provision, by her.  The reason she could not see provision was because of her mind set.  The man of God had to help (adjust) her to see (vision).  A good farmer looks at seed and sees multiplication.   After planting the seeds he expects a harvest.  Remember, "where there is vision there is provision".

Borrow Not a Few

“I only have a few…”, “I don't have anything except…”  seems to be the cry of many believers across this nation.  God is waiting to take the “few” that we have and perform a miracle, but the first step is adjusting your vision.  Elisha then gave the directive, “Go…"(v.3), after her vision had been adjusted.  What we may have considered "only a few",  or "nothing at all",  will then be visualized as a way for God to miraculously provide.  We must learn to take what we have and give it to God.  
The next step is to act according to what the Word of God says. (This includes acting according to what those who can hear from God say).  Elisha instructed the woman not to act according the "Only Syndrome," or the "Nothing Except" mind set.  He said, "borrow not a few…" (v.3).  Act according to God's ability to provide.  God can take one, two, or a few and perform a miracle.  We must allow our vision to become adjusted, if necessary.   We must see things as God sees them.  "Where there is a vision there is provision."  What do you have in your house?  Go, and expect from "Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think…"(Eph. 3:20).

By Dr. James D. Treadwell, Jr.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Trust"



There is more than just saying you are a believer or a Christian.  How about being a Christian who "trusts" the Lord.  God and His Word are certainly trustworthy.  Wouldn't you say so?

Let's look at the definition of trust in this context:
Trust - Firm belief in the reliability (in God) and (on God).  Firm believe in truth, firm belief in ability; God's capability, Firm belief in the reliability of strength (God's).

Did you know that God is stronger than anything that comes up against you?   If you haven't been trusting God, I'd like to encourage you to start.  God can be trusted.  His word has been tried.  There are no failures or flaws in Him and He loves you so very much.

God is perfect.  His ways are perfect.  You can trust Him.

Say:  I trust in the Lord!  

It is important to say it to yourself over and over.  Sing it aloud.  Confess it with your mouth.  Think about it.  Meditate on these words:  "I Trust God".

In order for your heart to believe it, your mind must be renewed.  It can be difficult to believe something when our head is getting in the way.  When we cooperate with the renewing of the mind process it gets the head out of the way.

I don't care where you are in the battle, the truth is that God is still stronger.  I don't care how many circumstances you are facing in the battle, the truth is, God is in the battle with you and He is stronger.  That is a firm belief!

We must move into a revelation and workable knowledge of "trust".

Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Psalms 56:3-4 - What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.   

Psalms 13:5 - But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalms 40:4 - Blessed [is] that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Isaiah 26:3-4 - Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.  

Psalms 31:14-15 - But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God.  

Psalms 37:5 - Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.

Friday, January 16, 2015

"Can Destiny Be Lost?"



                                                                                                           
There have been debates regarding fate and Destiny, but fate is unbiblical.  

Destiny - a pre-determined course and a pre-determined course of events considered.

Every person that is born has a God given Destiny.  One does not make his own Destiny.  These pre-determined events have been taken under consideration by God.

There is a predetermined appointment and destination, that is from God, for each and every one of us, but He also gave us the power of choice.

What makes it difficult for one to simply follow the pre-determined course is when you don't know what to to with your own will.  One might ask, "If my Destiny has been pre-determined, then, how do I choose?

Well, God has given us a will so that we can choose what He has pre-determined (the events, the path, the course).  

One must put forth an effort to fulfill Destiny.  A choice is made to fulfill Destiny.  Destiny is not determined in the classroom.  

Isaiah 48:3 
[3] I foretold  the former things long ago and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; then suddenly I acted. 

God is watching over every word that He has announced  to make you who you are suppose to be.  What God announces, He does.  The announcement may be made centuries ahead if time, like in the case of the announcement of the coming of the Messiah.

Watch for instability, (a double mind).  That type mindset hinders the fulfillment of Destiny.

There are things about you that God has planned long ago, before you were born.   Stand on the foundation of faith that God has a plan for you and He is big enough, smart enough, mighty enough and strong enough, to make his plan come to pass on your behalf.

God announced your destiny, long before you made a decision that enabled you to wind up bound or under attack by the enemy.  He made the announcement and it still stands today.  God knew the choices you'd make before he made his announcement about you and He hasn't changed his mind. 

When you feel unworthy and not up to par, remember, you have a Destiny from God.  An announcement has been made.  Arise and fulfill your Destiny.  Choose to fulfill your Destiny.  Choose to believe that you can have every single pre-determined event happen on time, just as it should.
Thank God, He is the one who brings our Destiny to pass.

Destinies are revealed.  Destinies  do not come from what we do, they come from who we "be".  Your Destiny is not revealed in the "do" it is revealed from who you "be", then out if who you "be" you set out to "do".  This is why we are encouraged to be who we are, in Christ.  You came in the world with the reason you are alive.  

Likewise, the graveyard is filled with many people who have missed their Destiny.  King Uzziah missed his Destiny.  As one of the most prosperous and greatest King, whom God was with made choices that caused him to miss his Destiny.  

2 Chronicles 26:16-21 AMP
[16] But when King Uzziah was strong, he became proud to his destruction; and he trespassed against the Lord his God, for he went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. [17] And Azariah the priest went in after him and with him eighty priests of the Lord, men of courage. [18] They opposed King Uzziah and said to him, It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are set apart to burn incense. Withdraw from the sanctuary; you have trespassed, and that will not be to your credit and honor before the Lord God. [19] Then Uzziah was enraged, and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense. And while he was enraged with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, beside the incense altar. [20] And as Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked upon him, behold, he was leprous on his forehead! So they forced him out of there; and he also made haste to get out, because the Lord had smitten him. [21] And King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death, and, being a leper, he dwelt in a separate house, for he was excluded from the Lord's house. 
King Solomon also missed his God given Destiny.  The man who had been called to rid Israel if Idolatry had become an Idolater.  He made a choice to appease 900 wives.

Choices made cause people to miss Destiny.  Yes, Destiny can be lost or missed.  Therefore. we must make a choice to fulfill our Destiny.

When we receive Kingdom perspectives, it gives us the ability to resist worldly perspectives.  God's word outlines God's perspective which is, most times, different from a secular perspective.  We must let the bible govern our decision making.  The Christian's perspective should always come from God and his word, with no exceptions.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The Truth About Necromancy"


The Truth About Necromancy

We live in a supernatural age when God will demonstrate His ability to reveal and communicate and His power to heal and deliver.  However we live in a world where people are hungry for the paranormal.  Be very careful not to seek other sources outside of God through Jesus Christ.  You should only want to see what the Holy Spirit has revealed and hear what He has spoken.    

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him:  they know his voice.  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:  for they know not the voice of strangers.

Believer from reading your bible, you will become more familiar with the voice of God. You will also be more keen to the strangeness of the voice of a stranger.

No other source should take the place of God when seeking  guidance.  The Word of God is our guide, the "blessed" delight in the Word.  (Ps. 1)

Although God loves to communicate.  He will not be manipulated, as many of us are, into answering a question He has either already answered or that he is requiring that you wait on an answer for.   If you have not developed the fruit of the spirit in your life and if your loyalty to God is not solid you just may seek an answer elsewhere. 

Recently McDonald's  supposedly planned coming out with a Happy Meal containing a Ouija Board.  This is now said to have been a joke.  Let me tell you what is not a joke.  Children every day are being desensitized, oppressed and even demonically possessed by video game activities that have a demonic origin, Ouiji boards and other paraphernalia that in the long run does more harm them good. 

"What does the Bible say about necromancy?"

Answer: Necromancy is defined as the conjuring of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. In the Bible, necromancy is also called “divination,” “sorcery” and “spiritism” and is forbidden many times in Scripture (Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10; Galatians 5:19-20; Acts 19:19) as an abomination to God. It is something that the Lord speaks very strongly against and is to be avoided as much as any evil. The reason for this is twofold.

First, necromancy is going to involve demons and opens the one who practices it to demonic attack. Satan and his demons seek to destroy us, not to impart to us truth or wisdom. We are told that our “enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Second, necromancy does not rely on the Lord for information, the Lord who promises to freely give wisdom to all who ask for it (James 1:5). This is especially telling because the Lord always wants to lead us to truth and life, but demons always want to lead us to lies and serious damage.

The idea that dead peoples spirits can be contacted for information is false. Those who attempt such contact inevitably contact demonic spirits, not the spirits of dead loved ones.  Therefore, seeking the dead is unnecessary and very dangerous.

My prayer is that the Believers become more keen to the cunning plans of the enemy and enlighten our children and those who may dismiss it or not take it seriously.  In an attempt to be helped and blessed, let us not violate other principles.  Let us seek God in Spirit and in Truth.  May prayer is that a generation be taken from underneath the deception of the enemy.

You see, God loves to communicate and if you ask Him, you will receive an answer.  (Mt. 7:7) The bible says:  "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not." (Jer. 33:3)

Answer:  Wait on the Lord and be of courage and he will strengthen thine heart.  Wait I say on the Lord.

(Ps. 27:14; Deut. 6:5)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Called and Chosen"




For many years now, we have heard,  "there is coming a great move of God's Spirit".  The wave is coming.  In the meantime, prepare. 

You prepare by cooperating with your spiritual leaders and by cooperating with the Spirit of God.  You prepare by spending quality time with the Lord and inviting Him to have his way in your life.  You prepare by developing the fruit of the Spirit in your life, laying aside every weight and sin that besets you, and by majoring on love. (Gal. 5:22-23) (He. 12:1) (1 Co. 13)

During the 3rd and final church reformation we have also entered into the time of fulfillment.  Today, God is pouring out knowledge in great proportions; not sparingly but liberally.  Bible prophecy predicts that knowledge will increase  in the last days.(Dan. 12:8&9), and these are the last days.  In addition the power of God will be manifested on an unprecedented level.   The gift of faith  and gifts of healing will be used greatly, but God's instigation of mass miracles and mass healing will be most prominent.  This supernatural activity will happen mostly during times deep worship, exuberant praise and waiting in His presence. 

Those who God will use during this end time move of  His Spirit, at the the last day, are standing underneath a flow to receive the outpouring of spiritual knowledge and revelation to advance the Kingdom of God.

Unfortunately, there are many people today who are more aware of their individual voids than they are of the presence of the Almighty God.  Therefore, as time progresses what also progresses is man's disappointment, frustration and dissatisfaction.    Truthfully, there exists a chosen generation within a generation.  This  generation focuses on needs, wants and desires and the chosen generation,  on loving God and and releasing God's presence and power to transform.  Those with a higher God consciousness focus on living blameless before God, not man, loving God with all their heart, soul mind and strength and having unfeigned love.  This is the generation that will release  His power to save, deliver and heal.  They are  also being poured out upon with revelation knowledge.  

This  is not automatic, but they have asked God and welcomed him to bring his fire for baptism, as they purge themselves.  2 Timothy 2:20&21 says:  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

If you haven't already, you should invite Him to come and bring the revelation for this age.  Welcome him. 

This is the earth, the soil from which we all bud from.  The planted of the Lord are in the House of God, but as you are planted and as you grow you find that you'll begin to, by the Holy Spirit and the "sonshine" of God, move towards what God has called you and raised you up to be.   Many of you are Joshuas.  I Thank God for the Joshua Generation, because Joshua's purpose and call was to successfully bring the Children of Israel out of bondage and to deal with what ever walls were in the way and to kill whatever kings were opposing the move of God.  It was Caleb who said, now that we have accomplished our task, "Give me My Mountain."   Joshua had the revelation of how to take the mountain for God, and Caleb had the revelation of how to claim what God promised as an inheritance; what belonged to them.  I believe Joshua needs to be in right relationship with his Caleb and the two together can produce a balanced work for the Kingdom of God.

God is helping us in our positioning.  We must be positioned in a way that we are able to maintain our balance.  Balance comes by being aligned with the mind of God.

There is a wave coming, which is the move of God's spirit.  You and I are last day leaders in one capacity or another.   These are the last days and God has a different assignment for us in these last days.  So it's very important for us to know where we are in time and position as it relates to the seven mountains of culture. 

There is still time to prepare, but with an attitude of expectation.  Preparation takes up the space that wait occupies.  Your time is now.   This is a season of fulfillment.  (Ecc. 3:2)