Sunday, January 12, 2014

A lie from the pit...

I have recently started to become aware of how the enemy has a grip on the lives of Christians. Here is what I have for you today...

Often, when a person accepts Christ, they go through a honeymoon period. During this time their zeal for the Lord is high, and their desire to do good works makes it easy to continually walk in the presence of God. Other believers are inspired by their walk with the Lord, and generally, even when a new believer faces adversity in their life, they lean on Jesus as the Holy Spirit flows in and through them to live a life of grace and strength in Christ.

Later on, the spirit of revival in a new believer's life begins to wax cold as they spend more and more time in this world. They begin to lose sight of their zeal for Jesus as they fellowship with lukewarm or backslidden Christians. A few worldly television shows or movies, a couple of nights hanging out with unbelievers, a day of listening to secular music and worldly messages, and soon, the new believer begins to forget their first love and longs to return to bad habits, and a life that is no longer directed by the Spirit of God. The enemy sends these messages:
  • Don't you want to have any fun? 
  • You don't need to be such a fanatic about Jesus.
  • It's okay to believe in Jesus, but you need to fit into society
  • You are going to be miserable if you give up the things of the world
  • Going to Church is okay, but religion needs to be personal and not public
It is the biggest lie from the pit, and it is contrary to the Word of God. Misery does not exist when we are in the presence of God, but misery abounds when we are separated from God. There is no joy in this world apart from a relationship with Jesus, there is no joy that that can compare to the blessing prepared for those called of God... Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Matthew 6:33 ESV "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you"

2 Peter 1:4 "By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire."

I could list many scriptures (many that are often skipped over in our modern church institutions) that talk about how living for Jesus leads to victory, but I will allow the Holy Spirit to direct you to the passages He has for you.  I encourage you to start a regular Bible reading plan.

Here are some Words of encouragement:
  • Living a life of surrender to Jesus IS worth it. - Matthew 11:29
  • Being sold out to Jesus is a blessing - James 4:10
  • Everything the world has to offer is folly and leads to your destruction - Proverbs 14:12
  • You can't love both Jesus and the world 1 John 2:15-17
  • Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE - John 14:6
Remember the parable of the prodigal son...  Luke 15:11-32.  The world will drive you into a pig pit as you search for fun, happiness or purpose apart from Christ.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The enemy will destroy you and your family.  Don't believe the lie from the pit, but rather, feed on the Word of God, accept His salvation and escape the misery of life apart from God.

His call on your life is real. Don't neglect it. Don't deny Jesus. Nothing is more exciting than being used by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to advance the Kingdom of God on this earth.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Susan
#BeTheFew

Thursday, December 19, 2013

#StandWithPhil





Tonight we discussed the Phil Robertson controversy on A&E.

Here are some topics we talked about:

Jesus Was or Jesus IS???

Something has taken the media by storm recently and it boils down to Relationship with Jesus.

In Matt 7:21-23 and other verses we can see that relationship with Christ is of paramount importance.

There are a couple of people in the headlines recently for discussing Jesus.

Megyn Kelly says "Jesus was a white guy"  and says Jesus was a historical figure as was Santa.  (see video around 1:45 ).

Now we have Phil Robertson getting slammed for his biblical  comment.  When I hear Phil Speak he usually talks about Jesus in present tense.   Read this article where he talks about how "Jesus is the answer"  or he talks about how people can currently live "without Jesus".

I am not slamming either person.  Sometimes we may simply misspeak.  I do quite often.  But this got me to thinking.

Megyn talks about Jesus like He was a historical figure and she keeps her job.  Phil talks about Jesus in the present tense, quotes scripture and he loses his job.

Lets ponder this verse for a bit.

2Co 13:5  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

or this one.

Rom 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Clearly if Jesus is dwelling in us this is an ongoing current relationship.  A real time present relationship .  This relationship may cost us our jobs.

So with Jesus in the headlines let's take the time to examine ourselves. When we talk about Jesus do we say Jesus Was? or Jesus Is?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Is this real?

One question that often plaques the mind of Spirit-filled Christians who encounter those operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit is ...
Is this real?
Could it be that prophet or healer is fake?  Did that word of exhortation come from God or was it crafted in the mind of man?  Is that person actually speaking in tongues or just babbling nonsense in the flesh? How many times have you asked yourself those questions? I think if we are honest, all of us have asked similar questions at some point in our Christian walk.

1 Corinthians 12:10-11

Knowing the answer to the question "Is this real?" is only made possible through a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and through His gift of discernment.

Philippians 1:9-10

Our Lord often allows us to know and see His good work through His body and to discern when He is operating and when He is not.  Today I am compelled to write this post because I discern that someone who reads this blog is struggling with doubt and confusion because of gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Perhaps this is you or someone you know, so please take time to read (including linked scripture references), reflect and share with your friends as you are led by the Lord.

Acts 17:11

Here are a series of questions you should ask when you are in doubt about a spiritual gift...
  • Is the person glorifying themselves instead of God? 
  • Are people being manipulated?
  • Is there a spirit of condemnation?
  • Is there an appeal to the lust of the flesh?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, it is likely the person is not operating in a gift of the Holy Spirit.
1 John 4:1 "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."
2 Corinthians 11:14-15 "And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds." [Amplified Bible]

The gifts are given to edify and to minister to the needs of the body of Christ and to glorify God. If those three things are not occuring, you may be witnessing someone operating in the flesh or worse; they may be operating in a spirit of witchcraft. Acts 16:16 When this happens, pray and ask the Lord about how He would have you handle the situation. Seek counsel from the Word and from a spiritual mentor who is grounded in the Word. Consult your pastor, and continue to pray for direction from the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:11 - 16 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love."
God has given us spiritual gifts to accomplish His work on this earth and in His body. We should not forsake the gifts, and we should be good stewards of the gifts He has given to His church.

-Susan
#BeTheFew #aglow

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Now is the time ...

So what does it all mean?

You may have noticed, that Conrad and I seem to be singing the same song over and over. Namely, how a revolutionary work of God is taking place in the earth involving a honeycomb and Aglow. But, we don't want you to have a vague idea of what we has been plainly given, so, in response to this Word given to Conrad a few days ago ...


    “Write the vision
       And make it plain on tablets,
       That he may run who reads it...."
-- Habakkuk 2:2


...This post in in obedience to that Word. Here is a simple description of  the revelation Conrad and I have received about this new move of God in the earth that we call the Honeycomb directive.

A prophecy was given by Chuck Pierce.  Conrad was reluctant to hear that prophecy, but that reluctance was part of God's perfect plan, because Conrad relented and listened to the prophecy only moments before stumbling into several confirmations that affirmed its authenticity and our connection to it.


Here are some key phrases from that prophecy we now refer to as  “The Honeycomb Directive
  • The miracle box was a honeycomb
  • It had layers
  • What was coming out of the miracle box will redirect this nation and the other nations of the world.
  • God says “My Word is like Honey.”
  • Honey comes from a honeycomb
  • You are going to have to have so much revelation in days ahead to maneuver in your field
  • You are going to have to have such revelation on how to communicate in days ahead what God wants to be communicated.  
  • We need this "To Communicate what God's wants to be communicated".
  • You will have to live and worship inside the honeycomb.
  • The bees are coming again because the enemy is "Trying to make the production of honey extinct in America".
  • There is going to be a new move of God ...  it will revolutionize the structure,  out of this "they will start producing new revelation".
  • "Speaking my Word in a way  My Word has never come forth in the earth."
  • The bees will start building the honeycomb in a new way.
  • Causing a new model to come.  
  • Standing in the midst of that which will produce and release the revelation that will change the earth in days ahead.

So what does this mean?

The prophecy is a heavenly directive to build the honeycomb.  Social Media is the New Model of Communication to facilitate the new revelation coming forth.  Social Media  is  the honeycomb we are to manifest on the earth under the power and guidance of the spirit of Christ.   We will live, work, worship, prophesy, evangelize and minister under the direction of the Holy Spirit as we move out to engage, interact and construct a world-wide network of believers online using the #aglow hash-tag on every major social media platform.

It is plain in the prophecy that God want’s to use Aglow for the Honeycomb Directive (Be sure to listen to/watch the video!).    This is probably because the structure is in place enabling Aglow to receive this mighty new move of God.

This new way of communicating will explode the number of people hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time.  Imagine a body of world wide believers all connected via social media at the same time.  This honeycomb of communication will span all denominations and be the most effective way of communication for the Body of Christ ever known on the earth.  The honeycomb will be the way heavenly revelation will be communicated across the globe.  In the days ahead, we are going to need fresh revelation from God.  The Honeycomb is the vehicle for this revelation to be communicated.


Some attributes of the Honeycomb:
  • Laborers will be gathered via social media to minister to the needs of others
  • The honeycomb will be a '24 hours a day' communication network - not a one hour per week pep rally. 
  • The honeycomb will unify the Body of Christ all over the planet.   
  • Believers will worship and pray simultaneously across the globe. 
  • Believers will communicate in real time in a Way never before achieved in the earth.  
  • The Honeycomb will span denominations unifying the Body of Christ.  
  • The Honeycomb can not be stopped by the enemy.  
  • Revelation will be disseminated instantaneously  worldwide to believers out of the honeycomb
  • Prayers will be offered up corporately, worldwide, simultaneously out of the honeycomb

Now is the time  to build the honeycomb.

Here is the first step:

Use the #aglow hash-tag on your Christian posts
Follow Christians who use the #aglow hash-tag

Friday, November 22, 2013

#BeTheFew: New Move of God

This is the start of something new, and we are excited to share it with you.  There is so much information to relay that we have a hard time communicating all of it clearly, but we wanted to share with you what God has recently revealed to us about a new ministry that He is wanting to accomplish through social media.

Use these links to find us on Social Media!



Some of the things we discussed in tonight's video include:
  • The Chuck Pierce Honeycomb Aglow prophecy
  • How everything is orchestrated in a perfect way in His perfect time
  • Aglow International: New Wine?  .. Old Wineskins?
  • Using Social Media for Ministry
  • Pray and Read the Word.  Is the Lord speaking to you about this?


Friday, November 15, 2013

#BeTheFew Bible Study: Matt. 7: 21-28


This is our final Bible study examining the Sermon on the Mount. In this week's Bible study we discussed:
  • Not everyone who calls Jesus Lord, Lord will be saved
  • You are the servant of whom you obey
  • Who's will are you doing? 
  • A wise man listens and does what God says
  • It is time to BE THE FEW .. the Church God has called us to be.