Listening to God’s Voice

I haven’t written for quite some time now. God has been very patient with me, teaching me lessons like the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge. Heart knowledge pleases God a great deal more, He responds to it, not so much with head knowledge. It has been a rough journey for me and is still an ongoing one, which I think most people are finding their journey just as hard as well. My biggest lesson is God’s forgiveness is extraordinary. It takes me by surprise when I see after torturing myself and God in not believing I am forgiven to see just how much He does.

I have a CD that teaches you how to hear God’s voice. The CD is called ‘The hearing God experience’ by Mark Virkler. It is one of the best teachings I have heard on hearing God I have ever heard. But there are plenty different CD’s out there if you went searching for it. It is so simple. I have been doing it for about nine months now. He suggest that you should have other people check it from time to time to make sure it is God really talking to you. I have made a serious mistake thinking the Devils words was from God and it got me into a lot of trouble. But when it is from God it is so encouraging and strengthening. I write it down, I find it is easier for me to do it that way.

I am still learning about humility, it is one virtue God wants me to concentrate on the most. We all have weaknesses and to see His patience first hand makes a big difference to your life. I have had beautiful visitations from Jesus that I loved so much, but also wonderful to be able to ask God a question and get an answer, it is real comforting. God is talking to us all the time, it is a matter of learning how to listen to Him.  Most of us haven’t be taught how. It is not so much a voice but a thought.

 

The Bride and Christ

isRKENV7PDI had a vision a few months before I became ill. I must have been thinking about the rapture, because I saw a vision and it was like I was looking through a curtain and I saw Jesus and His Bride. The Bride didn’t look like me, but represented me at that time. I now think that is also represents all His Brides now. God has done that to me before. He has given me a half vision and half visitation kind of thing and it clearly teaching me one thing, but as time passes by He then teaches me something else from it, that I didn’t think of before. So that I can look at the vision deeper.

Well the bride was in a very beautiful wedding gown as we all can imagine. And Jesus hand went out to hold the Brides hand. Then immediately I felt I was behind the curtain and I gave Him my hand. It was so romantic. I can’t say this enough ‘He wasn’t Prince Charming, that all women desire to meet, but the King of kings Charming. He is so glorious and romantic. I don’t know how to explain it better than that. I told a man once that men are a bride of Christ too and his response was ‘I don’t want to wear a dress.’ I didn’t say anything more to him, but a prophet saw men dressed in white suits, I forgotten what they are called, those evening ones.

One day we are going to see Him face to face. He is so majestic and we are nothing, and yet He treats us like we the only thing that matters to Him. Who would want to miss it? That was all I saw, but it stays with me more than most of my visions and visitation experiences I ever had. I think because it is one of the most personal ones, where you feel He is in love with you.

Cooperating in all God’s Gifts of the Spirit

1.      Corinthians 28 – 31.

Now God indeed placed them in the congregation. First He placed apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations, kind of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Are all having gifts of healing? Are all speaking in tongues? Are all translating? Then you must continually strive for the better gifts.

Paul is telling us to strive for the better gifts. So we are meant to have them and use them for the benefit of the congregation we are in. We are in the last days. God has given us these gifts, but are we allowed to use them in most churches? No!! Because I think the church leaders as a whole are too keen to be the centre of the show. People are keeping quiet about their gifts for fear of rejection. If we are honest most churches are not as friendly as it should be. Do they really help one another when there is a crisis? Do Pastors visit the sick in their congregation or do they only visit their favourites. Many people are in a great deal of pain through rejection. If you let it be known that you have a spiritual gift people have a tendency to label you as mad. How Christian is that!!. is(16)

Spirit filled Christians

Spirit filled Christians should never be surprised at what God does or who He anoints with His gifts. God always chooses the unexpected, God is so creative we don’t know what He is going to do next if we let Him. That shouldn’t surprise us. God is unpredictable. We can never out smart Him. The prophets have been saying only 20% of Christians will be taken at the rapture, because most of the 80% are not living to the full potential as Christians. They have one foot in the world and the other foot in Church.  Something is very wrong with our churches. New believers often complained going to Church is boring. You just sit there and listen to the preacher. Churches shouldn’t be like that we should all have a job to do to make up a wonderful warm loving community that is right on track with God.

Jesus has told different prophets He wants the fivefold ministry to return to our churches. But the problem is people for the most part are in a rut. They want to play it safe. The thing is playing it safe is sitting on the fence and God hates that. Churches in the Western Society are as a whole lukewarm.

Serving God according to Your Gifts.

If the Pastors leaves teaching to the teachers, healing to the healers, prophets to do what they are called to do and the administrators do what they are best at and so on, it would leave a great deal more time for Pastors to do what they are called to do. Supervise everything, but let God move in your congregation and see how He will work miracles before everybody’s eyes. Love has to be felt and present. If that is there people will want to come to your church. Visit your flock get to really know them like you would a friend and let them feel you can be trusted enough for them to share their gifts to you. Give them confidence to demonstrate it with the rest of the congregation. Too many people are more concern about bringing people into their churches they don’t look after their community like they should. If it is a strong community it will naturally attract people. People want love above everything else. If love is not there you will just attract the religious spirit and your church will die.

Being Honest with One Another

is(7)I have been busy learning about casting out of devils for nearly about two years now. My faith is improving through necessity. And one of the things I am learning is being persistence. Something I am not good at. We live in a world that expects instant everything, including me. I am now confident that doing self-deliverance every day is the way to go. I am learning from experience and books and CD’s on the subject. I do recommend everybody to learn how. We are not always in a situation that you can rely on another person to help you out.

I wish we can really be honest with one another and truly understand one another so we don’t be mean in how we judge one another. My doctors marvel at how quickly I am getting over my breakdown. I have told them I say three hours of prayers every day, to their horror. They think I could be over doing it. I don’t dare tell them sometimes I say more than three hours and I am casting out devils in myself. They would send me straight back to hospital if I told them openly what has been going on in my life. They be even more afraid. I have heard other people who won’t tell their doctors everything for the same reason. That is the problem, nobody can be truly be honest with others. If you haven’t walked in somebodies shoes for at least ten miles, so that they may be understood, people can be judgemental about others.

I am certainly still learning the very basics of self-deliverance. I rely on books and CD’s about the subject. We Christians shouldn’t have to rely on books to learn. I believe strongly that Church Leaders should be equipped to teach us. We are only serving God a little if all is expected of us is to be good and no more. We should be walking in the gifts of the Holy Spirit every day. I believe that Church Leaders should be daring and delegate their flocks into going the extra mile. Encourage them to use their gifts. How can you encourage somebody to use their gifts if you don’t listen to your flock and find out what they are? Christians aren’t always game enough to talk freely, because other Christians think they are strange. How Christian are we? if they don’t believe we should exercise the gifts God wants to give us.

1 Peter 4:10.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

 

 

 

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I just heard a wonderful message from the Lord through Terri Taplin You Tube channel I think message 289. Most people have been told you can only be baptised by the Holy Spirit if you speak in tongues etc. Jesus is saying not to listen to man’s religion.  Jesus says when you become a born again Christian and you ask Jesus to enter into your heart, He does. You are not a sinner in the same way as those who are not born again. If you have a repented heart and trust Him, you are forgiven. When we receive the water baptism we are baptised of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:20

Baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

So it very Biblical. We have our Bibles for now, to study what Jesus is saying, but in the near future it will become illegal to have one that is what the prophets are saying. We can confuse one another and sometimes it is deliberate and at other times it is the blind leading the blind, and we all been there at certain times in our lives. We receive the Holy Spirit not because we deserve it. Look at St. Peter, he denied Jesus three times and received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. If you are in love with Him and have a repented heart and been water baptised and give yourself up to the Holy Trinity, you are all his.

Over a period of time you will start to sense Him in you, and other people will too from time to time. Not always. I feel God works best when you don’t know He is in you, working through you. Once you recognise Him, I think we tend to spoil things because of our pride. I thought this news would bring a great deal of joy to many people who are confused about the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

 

A Vision of a Burnt Out City

During my quiet times I received a very disturbing vision. I saw I believe a great big city that a fire went through it. I am not sure if it was the efforts of a nuclear or a comet or what? It was flattened and had only one sky scrapper standing. The whole city was like charcoal. Very lifeless looking and all grey. There was no colour except in one spot. The thing that really impressed me the most was, there was a very faint light in one spot. It was faint and weak looking. It seemed to be a person or a family that had survived.  The person seemed to be turning to Mary the Mother of Jesus for help. I saw a picture of a woman that had the clothes of that era that Mary was alive in, and she looked liked a religious picture of Mary also. So that is why I thought the person may have been praying the rosary for example. I also saw what looked liked a solid stone circular shaped that had a round hole in it and it was like in the air. The power that came from that hole was all powerful and merciful, flowing from it. It was pouring out from the hole I believe to the person praying. Jesus sacrifice still made Mercy possible even in the times of God’s great Justice. I believe also Mary is a very important intercessor during those times, because peoples faith might be too weak to believe God will hear their prayer.I felt God was showing me that even though the persons’ faith was weak it was also powerful, because God is powerful.

isWNUVGOVLWhen we say the rosary, we are actually meditating on scripture and asking Mary to pray on our behalf. Saying the rosary has 15 promises attached to those who say it. The promises were not made up by somebody, but came from God through Mary to two saints to spread the devotion all over the world. The saints were St. Dominic and Blessed Alain. At Fatima (1917) Our Lady said: “I am the Lady of the Rosary. Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.” So that is why I think the person was saying the rosary. The person’s faith was weak, but because God is a very generous and even during His wrath the prayer was strong. You only need a faith of a mustard seed to move mountains according to what Jesus teachings.

So I think this vision is to encourage people to realise doesn’t matter how weak your faith is, it is still important to God and God will act on it. I also believe this vision is also backing up the importance of the communion of saints. Alone we can’t make it, but with the help of all the angels and saints in heaven, we have a strong army of people helping us, who are in a very good position to intercede for us. They made it and really have faith in God’s mercy, because they see it in all its glory, even in times of what looks hopeless to us. It is never hopeless to God. But there is a prophesy in Revelation in the back of the Bible that the Anti-Christ will rule the earth for three and half years. During that time the martyrs are going to be cruelly tortured like never known in history. So they are in need of prayers now. I pray for them even now, because I know God will answer them. The more we pray the more we will help them. To me prayer is a bit like saving your money. The more you can save the more expensive an item you can buy. Just look at houses for example, the more expensive it is the grander it should be. Our prayers to me are like that, the more we prayer the more help will come their way if we pray in faith and humility and love.

Some Clues How to Test the Spirits

God has given me a new gift. Communicating God in a different way than He has in the pass. I use to experience visitations from Him. Powerful ones at first and then Jesus would appear to me less powerful as time went on. I believe preparing me for this new gift. He has shown me His nature well enough to know some qualities about Him. I have been tricked many times by the devil too and the devil always brings major troubles in your life. So I thought I share some of the differences to watch out for if you are knew at testing the spirits. I am hoping some of my own experiences of what I have learnt will help you.

1.      My new gift came about through writing articles for Him. I notice that God was putting thoughts and words in my mind that improve the value of all that I wrote about Him. So then I thought I will try to hear His thoughts and ask Him questions, and see if He will start bringing me His thoughts to me as I write it down. To my surprise He did. Then not long after I did that, He just start talking to me with a flow after I finished writing. To my shock. I also wanted Him to stop because I was so tied I only wanted to go to bed and I was afraid of this new gift. It was clear it was no longer just a fun thing it became a responsibility. I now find it is for His purpose and even though it is extremely wonderful, His timing is not always when I am willing to have a conversation with Him.  I was trying not to listen, so I could control it. A lot of it was the fear of Satan and his mob, making use of this new gift and be fooled into thinking God is talking to me when it is really Satan. So I was very afraid. God told me off for blocking His voice and I was in fear of God then. Now He is teaching me when He is speaking to me and how the evil ones try to override Him when God is talking to me.

2.      When God speaks it can just flow as if I am speaking to another person. At other times He is speaking, but I can’t get all the words, and it seems very much to me the evil one tries to stop the flow of the conversation between Jesus and me by blocking my mind some way from being able to hear Him.

3.      I have to seek the mind of God and not the world. That way I am in a good position to know if it is God speaking to me or not. There are two different kinds of people in you and me. One of the world, which is sinful and we are to be very afraid of it. The other one that is holy and that comes from God. Not one good thought can ever enter in our minds by itself. So good thoughts that have no other motives, but to serve and please God always comes from God. Unless the enemies interrupt the flow, which then can lead to evil, even though it starts out to looks good at the beginning, it is far from it. It is now the evil one speaking to you in disguise of God. So it starts out God talking and then may end up being Satan talking to you. Satan can take over the conversation without you knowing it. That is a scary thought.

4.      God never speaks to us in a condemning way. He never speaks as to make out you are rubbish or stupid as will the evil spirits will. Satan and his mob uses this technique all the time. It is going on in your mind everyday anyway. It is just more noticeable when you see it in the supernatural plane. So if the spirit makes you fearful with a feeling of unworthiness that is the way the evil spirits try to control you. So much so you won’t dare test the spirits in fear that you are putting God to the test. They may make out God is so mad at you for being so sinful or what other reason they are using to control you that they put you in chains of fear. This is so that you will be so fearful that you have angered God that you will not even listen to other people, who are trying to warn you it is not God who is talking to you, but an evil spirit instead. We are told to test every spirit. We must ask ourselves does God speak in that tone that this spirit is speaking to you in.  If you don’t know Him personally look at the Bible pages and see how Jesus speaks in kindness and compassion etc. Get the feel of His tone.  Ask also is the spirit so controlling and domineering that there seems no pleasing it? That is a very good sign it is not from God.

5.      When God is giving me what for! It is too correct me. He is not trying to destroy my hopes in my salvation in Him, but to remind me I am to live my life with the up most care and respect that He is Sovereign. When that has been accomplish and I kneel before Him with humble repentance, then I feel His peace and freedom. Not so if it is an evil spirit pretending to be God. They keep you in a state of fear continually. You see I have been fooled many times. Truth sets you free, lies keeps you trapped and a prisoner and keeps you fearful all the days of your life.

6.      Experiences are so important to remember them and learn from. You should keep a record of them so as not to repeat the same mistakes. Over a period of time you learn more and more about the personality and character of God, the same way we learn about one another’s character. The more we have to do with one another and be genuinely interested in one another trying to please one another, the closer we become and the better we understand one another. Marriage couples are learning more and more about one another all the time as their love for one another grows and comes together. The same principal applies learning about God’s character. The Bible speaks about it, but when you personally get to know Him, it becomes a relationship and not a religion. God’s personality is so tender, gentle, kind and loving. If you stay close to Him, you will begin to recognise Him in everything and everywhere, because He is in His creation.  If the spirit appears to be all those things, but there seems to be something a little off or controlling feeling about it, know that it is not God’s spirit. It is probably a familiar spirit pretending to be God or Jesus or a saint an angle. If there is anything at all that doesn’t seem quiet right, dismiss it straight away in Jesus’s Name.

7.      If the Spirit is God who is correcting you in a stern way. It is a Father God doing it. God is strict, but also loving. He is not smudged nor haughty. He forgives the moment you repent of your sins. And you will straight away will feel His has forgiven you. There is no trace of control. He is a Loving God Father who wants the best for you and He knows you are in danger that is why He is so strict with us in moments like that. Then you will experience His love and compassion straight away. No loving human father ever enjoys chastising his child, but if you love somebody you may have to do things that you don’t like for their sake. He is also God and He wants everybody saved and enter into His kingdom. Nobody can enter into His kingdom if they don’t take His Godhead seriously. We are so blessed that His love for us raises us up to be called His children. All thanks to the price Jesus His Son paid for us. So we must always take care that we are living in union with His Spirit and not go our own way that does lead us straight to hell.