The Year of the Horses – by Pam Clark

The “Year” of the Horses
by Pam Clark

 

The word “year” there can really mean “a season,” but what a glorious season it will be!

The Lord gave me a message this morning that He is kindling the fire of the prophets. Prophets are strange creatures anyway because while they are like everyone else, they are also not like everyone else in that another force is active in their lives, an unseen force, and it is one they have to deal with and it gives them an extra “sense” as some call it.

Not all know what to do with this, but it has to be trained to come under the leading of the Spirit. Otherwise they are just “weird” people. What affects prophets is that God is wanting to deal with not just them but others and they have to learn the right way to go about it.

Some get very ego centric – wanting it to be all about them or to revolve all around them – but servants will be glad for the breaks they get that allows them to regroup and refresh so they can go at it and work once again with more clarity. There is a cycle, like a wave. These waves can come at different times as God develops His ministry people, but coming soon is a “common wave” where as a group, the prophets are stirred up together.

 

From this “wave” will be a voice/Voice that will send forth a strong message and people will have to deal with it. Those who want to resist God will resist Him still, but those who want to go forward in Him will work to hear this for themselves in a way that will benefit the common cause of Christianity which is knowing Him more. This revelation will activate the Spiritual gifts and people will go forward in those, and God will be pleased, and then later offer “course corrections” as needed.

The extra “sense” is an extra sensitivity, not always wanted, but once assimilated properly is seen as a gift. Just because someone can paint well or sculpt well or do some other skill well, makes them remarkable, but not different than other people. They are still human but have something that they can offer other people.

And it can be packaged in different ways and be a blessing to other people, but the true gifts point to Jesus Christ. For those who are hungry in heart, the truth will not be denied them, no matter what their circumstances are. For all, some must strive harder than others for certain things but other things will come easy. God is just and fair.

When the Spirit of God moves across the land (the people), there will be a response and a stirring. Some will want to make it “about them,” but those who are truly “in Him” will know their servant hearts. They will learn to be wise, yet gifted.
The “giftedness” is really the anointing. And there is an anointing to make all things work and function. But there are times that God will call an alert, or a focus, of something/s He wants to say.

In the Ark of the Covenant, there was wood overlaid with gold. This is symbolic of how the anointing works. There is a covering that makes it glorious. If you strip it of its glory, it is just wood.

We learn how to handle the things of God, and when we do, the fear of the Lord can come into the land or return to it. A prophet is an intercessor between God and man, sometimes pleading to the people for God, and sometimes pleading to God for the people! That is why it is said that not all intercessors are prophets, but all prophets are intercessors.

What I am going to say next will bother some people, but I know its truth. Some people are prophetic, but are not prophets. Those who are prophetic will like the prophetic, will have a sense for it and even understand a lot of it. They will love to serve it and bless it and they will be blessed by it. But an office called prophet has an assignment – and it’s not something they always wish they had as it is often challenging and difficult, but it has a purpose in the Kingdom. And they are just servants, not to be idolized or worshipped. So there is a challenge because of that.

Some people who are prophets are not necessarily in with the “in crowd.” They live a life of their own because of what is working on them, yet they will be given enough freedom in the spirit to still be human as who they are. We really can take this to all the gift ministries, but God will do the unusual at times through His prophets.

Mostly because He wants to get peoples’ attention. But they can’t start taking over for God. I harp on this because it’s so important to learn. Prophets are not God’s “side buddies.” They are His friends, but do not have a special ranking over other ministries or people. But “friends” is a pretty great place to be, and you can be one of His, no matter your calling.
You can go from servant to friend, but you must start humble, like a servant. That is a teachable spirit, and one who can deny self to please another. But when God sees a kindred spirit, He will lift them up. But then the process starts all over again in the new realm.

But back to what the Lord was showing me, He is kindling a fire, and when the prophets get stirred up together, a move of God is coming on! God showed me a vision of a baby prophet this morning. (It was a dream.) She was a young girl and she was discerning something that others didn’t see. When you are a kid like that, you think everyone sees the same things you do. She was kind of shy, but that is often the kind that God kindles a fire or a force in. Because when they do speak, it comes across as different or unusual and it will get people’s attention.

Sometimes they get rebuked. That’s no fun, it’s spiritual warfare. The “other side” does not like it. But they are learning in God. He has to teach us how to respond. I think many prophets go through that.

But the bells on the horses say “Holiness to the Lord!” You can discern that!

It’s sometimes easier to stay alone close to God, but you also have to get along with people. You have to be challenged for character development.

I don’t know everything on this, but I do know that office gifts hold function. They are like the priests in the Temple, they do service. Someone can be more active in Spiritual life and not hold an office but be closer in with the Lord. The offices can perform duties – like performing marriages or administering rites. It’s part of the government of Heaven, just like we have a government on earth. Not all government is operating well, but it’s still the government. It’s there for our good.

But some are impostors. God confirms His Word with signs and wonders following. But you have to know the Word. It is the Word that the Holy Spirit will bring to mind to show you about a matter.

I had a dream, but I do not hold that dream above the Word of God. People can have great dreams but we are not subject to dreams – that we have or that others have about us. They are helps, and tools, and God will give revelation through them but it all must balance with His Word. The Spirit will endorse His Word.

That is teaching mode I went into there, but I am hearing the thundering hoofbeats of horses! A mighty army is coming, it is the Army of the Lord! Peace, Shalom. When you are where you are supposed to be, you will be okay. If you resist, it will pass you by. If you rebel, you will be lost. If you are indifferent, you will be ignored.

But if you ride, you will go with the Lord! We had the year of the camels, I am prophesying the year of the horses! That means we run with the Lord. Remember what God say to Jeremiah?

Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?”
The horsemen (and women) are coming! It means strong prophetic declarations are coming. Group declarations. It will change things. The true word will be endorsed by the Lord.

Because of the apostasy, the backslidings, many may not understand what you say because they have not been taught. Always be patient because once they learn, they may want to ride with you! God is calling forth a people and a nation, and they will ride and  reign with Him!

 

 

The Challenge of Faith

THE CHALLENGE OF FAITH
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

 
God has challenged me (again) with this verse: John 9: 2-5 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

 
Now if you are going to take that as a passage, you realize there is a lot connected with this! Read the whole chapter. Jesus used this man as a set up to confront not only the Pharisees, but the man himself, challenging his faith one on one.

 
This lets me know that God has plans in our lives that are not just all about us but about Him claiming a witness, even of confrontation with others for the sake of the faith! It’s not even always pleasant!

 
Too often our society judges our “Christianity” by how “well” we are doing! And that may not be God’s agenda at all… God used this “man born blind” to do a big work! Even the song lyrics we sing in “Amazing Grace” saying “I once was blind, but now I see,” come from this event.

 
God wants us to see His Spirit, I believe, a lot more than I think we do. There is a grace that we fail to recognize sometimes, and that is for the seemingly “not perfect.” There is a greatness and there is a meekness that we really can’t divorce.

 
We need to have the humility of Job when he declared, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.” When we divorce the greatness and the meekness (or humility which is not humiliation) we can set ourselves up for a humiliation but in repentance, God can even redeem that.

 
The world is hooked on the greatness, even to the point of lying about things in a big way. That is really the spirit of Babylon “the great.” But that Babylon falls. They have great wealth and power and even adoration, but it all implodes. We need to know the things that make for the Kingdom of God that stands, that Kingdom that cannot be shaken.

 
God can be glorified in big ways through natural nature and through man. The honor is in the eye and heart of the beholder. We are all impressed with a first class act, and we should be. It is the glory of a thing done well. But God still uses the blind beggars to do His works!
John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”

 
God can (and will) challenge our faith! This was AFTER the miracle. Is God only interested in a parade? Possibly not (and I love pageantry!). But this man was also used to challenge his parents!

 
Verses 19-23: And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

 
We have all been intimidated, but Jesus is making a point here – what is the basis for your faith? The Pharisees and the man’s parents had trouble seeing the goodness and the witness of the Spirit. The innocent will just declare what they see. And I will say that learning God’s Spirit is also something we have to (and get to) learn! And it is a good thing to teach our children.

 
But there is a famine when so few understand it that there is little or no agreement. Today strife and contention is fed – a lot more than the Spirit of God is fed – and it is going to raise up a monster. But the fires of God will deal with it.

 
I would say prophetically to prepare to be intimidated because so much of our natural world system is involved in our daily lives and it is at emnity with God. But we are to be the salt (preservative) and light, and Jesus’ light – in us – is still in the world! Therefore we must do His works while we can – and His followers will.

 

 

 

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How God Operates

HOW GOD OPERATES
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

Now these are the words of Jesus in Mark 9:

38 John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.”
39 “Don’t stop him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me.
40 Anyone who is not against us is for us.
41 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.

Many in ministry have been catering to the “Me, Me, Me first!  Me Now!”  spirit.  And that is the way of babes, but true ministry takes you beyond that, because babies should just be babies for a short time!

Like some of you, I get weary of ministry that constantly berates you.  I don’t think that is the Spirit of Jesus or the Holy Spirit.  We know there are parents and leaders and ministers who will use terror or intimidation to rule others.  They are ruling by fear.  But if it is not necessary, it really is good not to be that way.  There is a difference between conviction and intimidation for the goal of humiliation.  God wants humility, not the destruction of humiliation.

But we also have to understand that when laws and lifestyles are laid down for the first time, many times there will be an impending or intimidating or sometimes even shocking manifestation.   God wants your attention!  Many leaders and advertisers have caught on to this and use it in their style – for good or not.

For many, God has our attention right now, and we need to hear what He is saying.  As humans we are not perfect as He is, but we should be trying – working at getting it the way He wants it, and we have to learn and live to figure that out!  (Sometimes I get concerned when I see only young people in groups and few older ones, who should have the wisdom from taking the hard knocks in life, especially with a Godly history.  I know the more mature helped me along, and  I am grateful.)

The “Me first” stage of life believes that everything is waiting to cater to them NOW.   They want the benefits now – and who doesn’t want good things?  We all do, whatever our flavor preferences are, but there is more to life than just “right now.”  However, if we fail to see the goodness of God in the land of the living – for us – then we will become jaded or bitter or frustrated, and many will turn away.  I say all that because I want us to understand the Spirit of the verses above. 

Ministers who just want high turn over with new faces all the time will continue to cater to the “me firsts” and their impulsive ways.  They can only be short lived if we do not get the meaning of life.  But there are enough Christians who really got born again who want to go on in life development in Him that are willing to learn the greater things of truth.  They will not disappoint if we learn them right!

If you go further in that chapter of the verses above, Jesus will give you the other side of the story.  But let’s hear the first side first!  He is saying that following Him has rewards and benefits.  This is not just a “good old boys” club, as far as He is concerned, and there are many of those in the world and even the church, sad to say.  But before you go accusing, let’s hear what Jesus really wants us to know.

He want to bless us!  He wants us to know that there is a reward for getting it right.  Now He had taught His disciples how to cast out demons and that was pretty impressive.  And because it was impressive, the boys now had a thing going on!  (We get that way, don’t we?) 

It did get attention and of course others wanted the benefit, because we all like good and powerful beneficial things, so they were working at it.  We can’t help it, we do like thrills, but we need to see the greater thing and that is THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Jesus had to correct His disciples by saying that the other guys were getting the Spirit of this thing right – even if they didn’t have all the facts and knowledge yet.  Deliverance (and healing) is not for the sake of a show – it is a manifestation of the Kingdom.  Greater life is beyond that.

We all see Heaven as this wonderful place and we all want to go there – except not right now!  And the reason is because we think we might miss out on something good still here.  The Lord wants us to know there is a work going on here and Heaven will be gained, in greater and greater measures, and the Kingdom of Heaven (or Life) can be brought here to earth!  But there is a process and we have to learn it.

When God was working with the young Israelites, He did a lot of thundering and fire and even warned the people of impending death if they didn’t get this thing right.  Was He trying to intimidate them by fear?  No, He was letting them know that a good thing was going on and not to mess it up because it was a matter of life and death for all the world!

They didn’t quite get that, but it very much was what was going on.  God was taking chaos and setting it straight.  He was putting in order things that did not really prosper.  If you live in only the short term on some things, you will do the seeming expedient for the moment many times, but we need to see that there is a bigger picture going on and God knows that cute little babies grow up!  Even ugly little babies grow up! 

But what happens from there can be good, because He is the Messiah, Deliverer, Healer and Master and He wants our fellowship in quality relationship!  We were created for fellowship with the Divine, and we must come into His Order for that to manifest and prosper.

We need to understand in these above verses that Jesus is saying that if even a little bit in your heart you want what is good and right, He can work with that, and He will reward it!  Maybe your reward does not come this very instant, but God has you in mind and  that reward and blessing is in the works!

You really don’t want this life to be all there is, as good as it can be sometimes.  We want more!   We are always seeking for that eternal youth and life and happiness, but in Christ, it is there! 

We are shedding off the old as we take on the new.  The new grows inside and has benefits in this life and beyond.  And the new is good – if you want it!  And God will get the glory for it.   It’s a life time experience that goes into forever.  We will get new bodies and a new world.  But it starts in the now.

 

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Our Concern for America

OUR CONCERN FOR AMERICA   
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

There is a lot to be concerned about, in America and in the world!  There is great good, but also great evil.  Even for good to survive, it has to be the Plan of Almighty God.  And I do believe He likes to honor the good in our hearts that come from His Nature.

When you read the Scriptures, you can figure out that God has a Plan, even if you can’t figure out all the Plan.  But the more you get to know Him, the more that Plan is revealed to you and then you have to kindly work it out with others.  God’s real plan works for all, with His grace and love for all – IN His Plan.   It has decency and order.  It has demands and benefits!

It is something we discover by seeking Him.  Not only is it what He is doing but it is about what we are called to do.  When we discover that, a whole new world opens up inside of us that has an expansion force.   It’s a force for good!

Prayers for God’s justice will clean up our governments. When we realize that God means good for us, we can agree with Him more than just even submitting to Him. Sinners can submit, but those who agree walk with Him.

One time when there was a rash of terrorism going on in the Mid East, I cried out to the Lord about it and He gave me Jeremiah 2:2. It says: “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you went after Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown.”

The part that stood out to me was “a land that was not sown.”  I knew He was talking about the Living Word of God – the part that is alive.  Now we can rain down Bibles and tracts for years but if the power of Love is not sown, too, it’s not really going to work as it could just be legalism.

The hard part is that there are such strongholds of the enemy and the Church has to get wise in how to overcome. We need to understand God’s ideas of Love.  And God has given us gifted people who can help us overcome.  We just have to find them and honor them.  We honor what we see the Lord doing.

Love is not just emotional, but it has emotion.  It’s not just “rules” but rules really can help! Traffic lights help.  The Ten Commandments can help!  They create a decent and in order society.

We need to study how God reached a people, and a nation, and how He is reaching a world! Then we need to find our place and part and run with it!

Today it seems people can easily be more hard hearted than they used to be.  And I guess that even can depend upon your personal circumstances, but overall, many of the older generation do lament on how society is not as considerate as it used to be.  America has been a land that was sown, but it doesn’t seem so much anymore.

The news people are blaming people locked into their cell phones/ computer worlds and shutting out others because they are so into it that they have become anti-social to those around them, but I really do think there is more to it than that.  I think we are losing the Spirit of God in our land and it is a plague for us. We have to have wisdom to live, and if we are raised to not to care, we are programming the Spirit out.  It takes His power to live a good life.

Now obviously some people are more social than others but we need to be aware of what and Who the Holy Spirit is!  We are created in the image of God and have the capability to be like Him – at the least in Personality.  He will always be God and Father and He is Eternal but He spawned us for fellowship and adventure.

The Lord is into social engineering but the enemy is an enemy to it and seems to want his own world.  It’s not good.  The only way we win is with the Lord! We can’t win over the enemy unless we have a plan for overcoming!

We have to have a belief for overcoming in our own soul!  And that takes faith.  And an understood faith is a powerful force.  So what can we do about it?  We can believe the Word of God.  We can believe God gave us His Spiritual book to help us and even gave different ministries to help us understand it.

Praying out loud can really be a big help.  And as I was praying the other day, Psalm 67 in the New Living Translation really jumped out at me.  When the world seems to be going down the tube, I have determined to pray this short prayer, and I hope you will join me!

Psalm 67:

1 May God be merciful and bless us.  May his face smile with favor on us.
2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere.
3 May the nations praise you, O God.  Yes, may all the nations praise you.
4 Let the whole world sing for joy,  because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world.
5 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
6 Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us.
7 Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him.

This has really encouraged me.  How awesome it can be when we get into the power of agreement with God – and His people!  Then He can and will move on our behalf.

It’s a Navigation Thing

IT’S A NAVIGATION THING
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

I am so glad that God says “His Word is Truth” and that He manifested it in His Son Jesus. As in the persecuted days of old, there are always “legalists” who delight in trying to snare people, but the Spirit within, if you know Him, will be that Voice that says, “This is the Way, walk in it this way.”

Jesus said to discern things by the fruit. I really think we as the Body need to get better at this. First of all, we look at the overall fruit – is God’s Kingdom benefited and prospering because of it? Now we were told there would be some warfare,  but can you see the advance?

Second of all, and just as important, do we know the fruit or manifestation of His Spirit? When we say “the gifts” of the Spirit and “the fruit” of His Spirit, we can subtly take on a selfish attitude.  We think, “a gift, a present for ME! I want that!”

We can even do that with “the fruit,” but we can lose God’s true Spirit in the translation of it all.  We really need to have as a goal to be all we can be in God – and that will encompass a lifetime!

The gifts are blessings of equipping but they work because we choose to incorporate it. The equippings are for deliverance from evil and advancing Spiritual prosperity. The Spirit is lord over the physical realm, so that comes in secondary. You may not have a big bank account balance but you may have everything you need for the walk you have chosen to walk.  And that can be a blessed one!

The gifts can be a great deal of fun but they are not entertainment.  If you have a heart that likes to bless people and help them, then it is JOY to see them manifest.

And we do need our own times of restoration after labor and God can enable that too. We just need “the governor” inside to manifest and be Lord.  Otherwise we get off the main Path.

We can’t grow unless we take on new things and that is where trust comes in. This is the battle of life for all of us, but we have been givens helps for navigation. When the true leaders teach navigation more than worship for them, we will be in this more together! The Jezebel spirit is subtle, it will give you something and then take something from you that should be yours.

We have to preserve the place of the Lord in our heart (that we chose) over all things! It is His Voice based on Bible truth that should lead and guide us. Like I said, how many teach on navigation? We need to be able to navigate through this life and have goals that are discerned as God’s best will for us.

The flesh will base things on the flesh of man. Does this look good, feel good and taste good? And maybe it does, but is there a cost? The flesh will be selfish at the expense of others.

The Spirit will care about the man, but will have eternal destiny in mind, not just for ourselves but others also.  That navigation will take us somewhere.   THAT will govern our world.

It requires a mind and heart relationship which will affect our everyday decisions. We won’t just follow a leader but we will interact with God. God has provided leaders – His Word makes that plain. But the JOY of walking with Him is knowing Him and expressing the gifts/fruits/calling that He has placed within you! As we mature in this, something awesome takes place!

Churches that have been on track are havens of love and healings and full of good works. Churches that squabble over doctrine and see their way as “lord” over others lose the real Anointing.

The world has learned “to work” the church by putting them in a box, labeling them and telling them “how” Christians are supposed to be. Where do they get this stuff? From false teaching!  They are not our pastors!

If people are truly hungry, they will learn the right context for “turn the other cheek.” If they are not, they will want to justify themselves of their wrong behavior and make you suffer for their gain. The truth is grace, and the law was meant to benefit, not harm or cause setbacks.

We have really missed it when we think the world thinks like the church thinks. NO, they don’t!

When America was considered a strong Christian nation, our thoughts and ways in many ways prevailed, but we aren’t that anymore! So what are our goals?  To make everyone like us in a legalistic bondage – that they obviously reject?

Even much of the church is going to the world right now. Is that okay? Or can we recognize the false doctrine?

God’s ways WORK over the world’s. But you have to know the true Kingdom.   If we think we can get by in our own minds with our own reasonings and our own sense of justice, as if we were the God who decides it all, our “reign” will be short lived.

The misconception comes when hurt people think that God is against them and not for them.   And the real devil will take them down that path to hell.

God’s true justice will awaken things in you that you did not even know were there! Good things!  Someone who was handicapped will find a freedom and strength that they have to now learn what to do with in their healing.

Like I said, it’s a navigation thing. The Church needs to teach people how to navigate and not just point them to self.

People in sports have the concept of this on the physical level. “No pain no gain!” or they know to deny themselves and stretch themselves for greater performance. It’s much like that in the Spiritual, too! But we don’t abuse ourselves.

We haven’t had a revival because we haven’t qualified for one.  If we just want “another present for ME” it’s not going to come! Or if it does, it will bother you!  Because it will not cater to that.

God did not put the gifts in you for people to worship you!  But He will increase the gifts if we get the right understanding right and give the credits where the credit is due! Him!

We like superstars because they impress us. But God’s will is to not make us all superstars to the world. His will is for us to find Him as the Bright and Morning Star – the shining one who has glory that can touch our very soul for years and years to come!

He wants us to call on His Spiritual Glory – for the right reasons! He is good for it!

People want money and power because they want control. But what will they DO with that control?   When you get God’s Spirit right, you will bypass a lot of junk!

And if we have grace for the learning curves, we will be a better people. It is why we must learn to state the goals and give room for the work of the ministry – even if it is not just like yours!  It’s a Body work – every part is important in its function.

We are living and moving, not just standing still.  It’s a navigation thing.

Looking for the Enemy

LOOKING FOR THE ENEMY
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

 

Even in what we have known in the past, living in a Christian nation, there are still people who get wounded.  Granted, the more truly Christian a territory is, the less crime, wounds and pain is there because there is a force of good will at work.  It was Christian “hospitality” that began the first “hospitals” and they have made a huge difference in the quality and sustaining of healthy life.

 

Not only do prayers make a huge difference when we can call on and find the “God who Heals”, but the good efforts of others also comforts and can bring remedies.  But sad to say, people still get hurt, and they get wounds, and it is really sad and a crisis when it happens to younger children who don’t know how to reason it through and who don’t know how to find the available resources for them to find help.  This is a problem world over, which is why spreading the Good News of the Gospel to every nation can have such a high impact in our global life.  Others need our helps.

 

Some of these wounds can carry over into adult life and many are confused about what good reality should be, or they believe it has passed them by.  This is why community in Christianity is so needed, because like a number of other programs out there, true Christianity is a caring community and it can help solve problems and issues and raise the standard of quality living.  Little things really can mean a lot.  And we still can be real!

 

But some people who are wounded get angry and they don’t know what to do with their pain.  They just know they hurt and they are looking for the enemy.  The devil, our real enemy, knows this and seeks to harness this energy for his own camp.  This is how so many people are seduced into false doctrines and cults and lifestyles they really did not want to live in – they just did not find another way.

 

If it is not taught, many do not know that there are spiritual forces that fight for the souls of men.  These forces are after your energy, your good will, your money, your talent and any other resources you might have.  Even the devil wants you to be honest if you are serving him because he does not want to be cheated!  Crazy, isn’t it?  We watch movies about such stuff.

 

If right and wrong is not taught or revealed, people are victims.  What is going on is a spiritual war.  If you believe the Christian doctrine, and I do, we started off in a good place and then we were seduced by the evil spirit and fell.  We can get simple or complex with that doctrine, but for this writing, I will keep it simple.  The way this doctrine is presented can make it seem hokey sometimes until you put it up in the face of reality and then you realize something had to have gone on that took the good will rights of mankind away.  We were not made trash.  Our hearts know that.  We can respond to good.

 

Now if people live for darkness, they don’t care.  They are self-centered and selfish and they don’t really care about their fellow man, unless it serves their selfishness.  Some realize the error of their ways later in life and choose to change, but some don’t.  Our job as Christians is to reach the lost.  But we can’t really do that well if we don’t understand the program!

 

For some, Christianity just means a nice social club, or a group-think of good will.  And that is a real nice start, but the reality is much stronger than that.  The reason is that we are in a war for the souls of men.  People can find things to pass the time with, but life does go on after death and there is a reason for the death part.  It’s a message that choice really does make a difference to you and those around you.  There is accountability, but it’s ultimately by the God of good will and He will judge things fairly and sternly.

 

The spiritual forces go deep into the lives of mankind.  It even affects the animals and the environment.  Wounds that fester cause infection and even that infection can spread and do more damage, in the natural and in the heart!  Scientists study every day the ways to fight infections and we have made some great progress.  We are grateful for their labors, just as we are for the military that defends us, but even the military can go wrong if its premise for executing things is wrong.

 

In the end, we all want the judges and those ones who determine things to rule in our favor.  Some people are so wounded and blind that they just acquiesce and let others determine what their lives should be.  Often they are the cheerleaders for those who go out there and make a difference.  If they support the right things, that is great, but there is a God who is after more than a cause and there is a great Cause!  But the cause is not just for your strength, but your heart and life, your motives and your will.

 

There is something freeing when we realize there is a good will that is actually for us, like a God who loves us.  Burdens lift and life is better.  But this good will has to affect our whole life, not just part of it to be fully relevant.  People have suffered wounds and many still carry pain.  If you really knew the life stories in the crowd around you, you might be very surprised.  How sweet and kind it is when people can get help and solutions and kindness instead of more hurt for their pain.

 

God does not really need marketers, He is good on His own.  Jesus was a marvel because He could do the stuff and change people’s lives and He did not need a sales team or marketing agenda to help Him out.  He trained disciples to be like Him.  He was good for His good will until the last drop of His blood was shed, but then something amazing happened.  He rose from the dead!  Thus we have the Christian faith and it’s worth going for.  It is so multi-dimensional that there is nothing else like it. 

 

Many people are believers in evil until they have met the good.  And then the good changes them.  But some have wounds and they go looking for the enemy and any enemy will do, even if it is not the right one!  They are led by their emotions more than their mind, or they have allowed their mind to reason in unreasonable ways.  Man was created in the image of God, meaning that we can host the Spiritual Force of Him.  We can also pollute that host and become God’s enemy, sometimes not even knowing it!  But we don’t have to stay there, we can renew our minds to the Truth.

 

People who hurt look for pressure relief and if it is not offered to them reasonably, they react instead of act.  To say that pain is no big deal is a lie.  Live with it and then see if you still have the same outlook!  Usually we gain compassions.  But some in pain do reach out for God and not only find a higher way of life, but in that seeking they actually find relief and remedy too!  I think we all want to be the “medicine man” who can cure it all.  Some actually want to be the Messiah Himself but are not.  They make greats boasts but have little results, especially in the way of good and changing the lives of men.

 

What is required of us is the submitting of our heart – for good and good will, or we do it for evil.  The devil will gladly take takers because he wants your resources and energies for his cause.  He will find the beloved of God – creatures made in His image, even children born with innocent hearts – and corrupt them.  It matters not who they are, the force behind his energy is evil. He has no love.  If we don’t realize this, we will never win the spiritual war and there will be many casualties.

 

The Church, the true believers of God, are not a military but they can come into an order that has a strong good will force.  That force will knock out a lot of evil and disable it, and help those who want to do it better.  To really go after the enemy of evil, we have to work this concept out in our souls.  Then we can change the world for the better.

 

The good will of God can take us to vast places unknown and find the good of there – we call that the glory of a thing.  Our pent up energies can find a positive release in His will.  We can overcome the evils of the world, the flesh and the devil, but it’s by lining up with the true Spirit of the ever living God, the One who inhabits eternity, because God could not govern if He were not just.

 

We need an awakening, a revival to true Life.  And I believe there are many, if not millions and billions who are seeking that.  They just need to find the truth and realize that they are after the good God more than they are after the real enemy, the spiritual devil.  The more people play in the wrong things, the more punishments they will receive because they aligned with it to the hurt of others.  Those who really do choose evil over good will go to hell, if they choose it as a total life heart commitment.  God will strive with man to a point, and great is His grace, but then He will govern and judge justly, even with “reforming” His own creation.  As the Bible says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

 

The goodness of God can overcome, but if you do not open your heart to it, you will miss out on the greatest opportunity ever given.  God can understand you when man can’t, but we need to seek Him in the spirit.  When we do, His Spirit will meet us there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God’s Strategies

GOD’S STRATEGIES
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

Keep pursuing God for divine strategies. He will give them to you!

God promises to have all our fullfillment in Him. The strategies will not be for us, but for our divine “fit” in His Kingdom.  Jesus said the Kingdom is “at hand” or right in front of you.  That means it has been made available to you; it’s just up to you to go after it.

The devil wants to give you this idea that you are on the outside looking in. No, no, no!  He is the one on the outside!  Misery loves company and he wants you to join him there.  Get free of that!  Change your thinking.  Know (believe) that God loves you and put you here for His purposes and they are good.

If you are born again, you have the opportunity of divine fellowship with God.  Don’t join the devil on the outside; get back inside and make him feel bad!

The warfare is real, as much as want that to not be so.  Most often people are resist that because they don’t know how to handle it.  But when we do, we can see great victories.  But also be sure to put yourself in a posture to be able to enjoy the victories!  You miss out and become imbalanced if you don’t.

Be about your Father’s business. He cares about people.  He cares about their spiritual lives. There is no reason for anyone to be unemployed in the Kingdom!  And there are many benefits!

God doesn’t want to just coddle you along.  That is for the seriously hurting or immature.  Sometimes He holds back some things so that you will have to press forward. He wants the righteous to be bold as lions and gentle as doves.

Many times we do not know our own strength.  God has to get that strength out of you so that you can put it under control. That is called meekness, or power under control.

He wants to Master His strength in you! How exciting is that?  When you catch on to some of the “why’s” for tribulations, you can overcome them more easily.  Walk with God!  He will walk and talk with you and explain things to you, but you do have to pursue Him.

He pursued you enough to get your attention, now it’s your turn!  What does it take to fix the world?  With His helps, listed in the Bible, you can do mighty things!

I think the biggest battle people have is overcoming the “doomed” feeling. The devil is doing his displays.  He struts them around like a peacock shows its feathers.   But God says “The world is Mine.”  And He has every intention of overcoming it all through His people.  So if you were God, how would you do it?

Remember, this world was created from the beginning for us to be a Team Thing!  And remember, it wasn’t God who was thrown out of the Garden.  He is in full charge. But there is an invitation for us to get back in.  Even the most lost person has the belief that there has to be something more, or at the least should be, and that is because it’s true.  We have the Good News that there is!

You can give me a list of ingredients, but if I don’t know what to do with them, they just sit there.  But if I have the instructions, something awesome can happen!  Get equipped for your ministry!

A baby needs to be spoon fed and is easy to manage. But toddlers and teens keep growing, and God can manage them too, as well as the adults.  We just now have a lot more input in the how.

What is asked of us is to discern correctly.  Until things are presented and seen, we are not sure.  Especially in the beginning, sometimes we learn more by what we don’t want, than what we do.  But once we get past the negative options, we start finding some positive ones. Because they are there.  Life has scary moments, but God gave us tools!

Once you catch on to that, the journey really begins!  Then it becomes about encounters with God.  Wa la!   We become skilled workmen.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

We get good by presenting ourselves to Him.  He will respond.  The more we get into His plan, the more we will find that joy unspeakable and full of glory.   Then life is more about encounters with God than trials from the devil.

But people will still have battles.  It is just that they will be for the Kingdom strategies.  The enemy does not want to give up his ground.  But God has every intention of winning it over through His people.  Pursue Him and get His helps and strategies.   Through Jesus in us we will overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.  Give Him space and opportunity.  We don’t know everything.  He does.  And life will be good again.

Don’t believe it is a lost cause.  Jesus started with twelve.  And there are millions and millions that have followed since.  It’s not just about good works, and we do those.  But it’s about finding Kingdom life  that can overcome even death through encounters with Him.  We only lose if we opt out.