God is Building A House of Habitation.... Do We know Where to Look and what to look for?
Read below as Papa God shares His heart, in what He's looking for, and how we can join in with what He's doing. Many of us will bare witness with joy at His words and what lays ahead. This was the word He had me release this last Saturday at the end of my message at Face to Face Ministries in Canada. Be encouraged! Amy <3
Receive My love... stop reaching for it.
Receive it. Ask yourself why you are struggling to receive... Could it be that you want to earn it? Ask yourself why you would want to earn it? Is it so that you'll feel better about yourself? Looking at it as though it's something YOU'VE accomplished? That, My dear one, would only feed your pride. I want you to receive My love because then; you'll freely give it. If you don't freely receive it, you'll teach others that they have to work for it. Hasn't religion done a good enough job of that one?
Separate yourself from the clenches of religious thought and beliefs, stating you're a poor soul that has to earn everything through penance. What love is that? No love at all! Only works, pride, and man's religion.
Come up higher, come up to a place of pure thought. I am not asking you to be perfect. Again that is a belief obtained by your own works.
To become something, you often have to receive something. Receive My love and become love. Whatever you put your focus on, you'll become. Your eyes are the windows of your soul. Put them on My Words and receive what you want to become instead of it eluding you through self-effort.
This is one of the best, most balanced writings we've come across; breaking down the doctrine of "Covering and Leadership". Well worth the read!!
The following article is from Reimagining Church by Frank Viola, the part of the book entitled “Who is Your Covering?” (copyright 2008, David C. Cook). The endnotes aren’t included in the article, but they appear in the book.
Its Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies, Including Options For Potential Codependents
To all appearances Saul was special: chosen by God to lead a nation, anointed, publicly endorsed by God and the leading prophet of his time, divinely led, humble, nonassertive, and had a kingly appearance. Even his early days as king reflected God’s favor. He was a success. Yet, incredibly, the same man developed an “above the law” mentality and a knack for denial and self-justification when challenged by God’s prophet. Saul then began a nosedive into anxiety, paranoia, and depression. Jealousy consumed him as one of his servants, David, began to share in the limelight. Although Saul knew David was a dedicated servant who would lay down his life for him, his jealousy raged, driven by an evil spirit.
Scripture records Saul’s relentless plots to kill David, to recruit others as assassins, and to even use his own daughters (at the expense of their hearts) as unwitting accomplices. In his paranoia he perceived his own advisors and his son Jonathan as disloyal, even threatening to kill Jonathan. Such was his delusion that he pronounced a blessing in God’s name on a man who revealed David’s hiding place.
Saul’s life ended miserably after consulting a medium. Never was he able to bring himself to say, “I repent.”
Sadly, men of God with dark sides are not limited to Old Testament times. Paul had his troubles with envious preachers in Rome (Philippians 1:15–18 NASB);1 paranoid Diotrephes forbade his congregation to associate with John (3 John 9). Even to this day the ranks of godly shepherds have also contained some who have wounded the sheep. Like Saul, many enter ministry humbly and sincerely, but something snaps, triggering the dark side lurking within. I want to explore the symptoms, causes, and remedies for the Saul Syndrome and explore options for potential codependents.
Much like a family secret no one wants to talk about...
This video saved our lives!!!! When you're going through trials and testings, fighting off the offenses and hardening of the heart.... wondering why these things are happening to you, look no further....Graham Cooke does an amazing job to help bring understanding to the situation your going through.
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