A Word for Weary Prophets

A Word for Weary Prophets
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

I have a word for weary prophets and others called who feel oppressions.

Some of you are waiting for the Lord to lift the oppression but He is saying “Bear up and take on the burden because I have called you to a higher place and position. You say you don’t fit, and it’s rightly so, you no longer do because things have changed and you are in a transition season. You are not transitioning as ‘the same’ person. I have been at work within you, to show you things and strengthen you – to toughen you up for the higher places I have called you to.

Stay true to your heart and your call and your cause that you know is from Me. Not all want to go where you are going. Not all want to care the way you do. Some do not understand, but they will still love you. Some do understand but they don’t want to see your success. Learn to pull away and come into Me. I will deal with them. Things are changing and as you keep Me in mind, I will keep you in mind.

Did you think that as prophets you would not have to take on the challenges as my former prophets did? Some of your circumstances may be different but you face the unbelief, just as my prophets of the past did. Just because you are among a Christian people does not mean that the battle stopped, in fact, some things are more difficult because you are in the House of My friends. I was wounded and you will be, too, but it did not stop Me. It did not stop My work.

Be strong and very courageous. You don’t have to step back, but instead step forward into the new destiny that I am calling you into. It doesn’t matter what others think, it matters what I think, and if you want My discerning abilities, you must come into Me even more. Keeping you humble is easy, but bringing you into righteousness is My challenge and I long to see you there in the place where you may walk in the courts of My friends.”

Personal update follow up

My trip to DC was awesome – it went so well, thank you for your prayers!

God was there every step of the way.  Will be posting more on this post soon.  Check back.

Here it is:  (Also posted on my Facebook 9-11-14 with some pictures – http://www.facebook.com/pamclark)

Good morning! I’m still resting and catching up but I can give a report about the trip. Everything went so great. I have a friend who needed to see a specialist about something and she is also a Messianic prophetess (I mention that because I think we had the “two joined sticks” prayer of Jew and Gentile) and she wanted someone to come along and invited me.


I really felt when I was asked to go that God said there would be a new level of intercession and understanding. And since I had never been there before, I was open for all of that. We had a great trip up and my friend’s strength was up enough that we could do some of the tours – on the bus and on the Potomac River boat. Our steps really did seem ordained of the Lord. I had no idea that so many “federal buildings” of so many different things were so close together. The vibrancy in the air was great and from what some other people had shared, I really expected to feel an oppression but I didn’t!


As we entered the city, I really felt a righteous authority inside rise up but it wasn’t met with much resistance, I felt like the Lord was saying “Just declare” and it will do things.


The part of the city we were in and traveled in was very clean. Honestly all I saw and observed made me love my country so much more. So many foreigners, as it was obvious, were also visitors and they were very respectful. I just did not encounter a bad spirit! You felt like the people there all knew what they were about, whatever that was, and they were friendly if you needed to ask something and seemed to really welcome the visitors.


We didn’t have near enough time to do all the things we would have liked to do, you can be active there for weeks, just sightseeing! After traveling around pretty good that one day, we came back to our hotel to rest and went into lengthy praying were the anointing on the prayers was tangible.


Bottom line, I really think what we pray right now is really being heard by the Lord, it is a time of favor for it, and if we don’t, it’s our own loss, so I really encourage you to pray for our nation right now. The scepter to us is extended!


Everything seemed to go quite smoothly, we didn’t have any kind of “problems” really, and I was wishing that I could afford to live there for a while! Even the guards were real nice. There was one guy who acted like he was a WH gardener but I could just tell he was more than that and I said, “You are more than just a gardener, you are also a guard, and his steely eyed look broke into the biggest grin, and he nodded. I could tell he knew what he was doing while playing a role, but there was kindness everywhere I went. I just felt love all around our nation’s capitol!


So please, this is a time of favor and our prayers really will and ~are~ making a difference. I really believe God is giving us a grace time for prayer and sincerity will be heard by Him. Trouble will be coming, but right now we can make a difference!


We asked for Scriptures from the Lord for each day and one day mine was, Isaiah 40:29 – “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” I just really want to encourage you to believe God for the good and right.


I just felt an open heaven for that, and we need to pray for our Christian communication lines. God will raise up His people if we allow Him to raise us up! The only time I felt any resistance in the praying is when we were praying about the ISIS situation and I prayed about the desecration of our holy sites and I saw a demon over that. (Joseph’s tomb and Jonah’s have suffered abuse in their respective countries.) But I strongly felt that God wanted to give favor to His people if they will just come to Him and believe.


Again, thanks for the prayers, it was a wonderful trip. I came home full of joy and remember, the joy of the Lord is OUR STRENGTH! Don’t assume someone else has prayed, do say your own prayers. We can win in our Lord!


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On Sept. 14, I got a new friend on Facebook named Robin Rowan  who also went to W-DC (unknown to me) and she said on her page:

There is a significant change in the atmosphere in DC. I feel ‘the shift’ of our nation in the right direction has begun. Before there was a thick cloud of deception over the city…it feels lifted. We have been praying reveal all that is hidden and we have seen much come forth. Today I pray at the doors of the Supreme Court. We have had many victories here this year, most unreported by the media but significant none the less. Praying at the doors that they would be infiltrated by righteous laws coming from the States.

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I thank God for this confirmation!  The authoritative Love of God that this nation was founded on is still there.  We may have to contend for it, but His Spirit is still there and it is His desire to bless us, if we want that!  Prayers are paying off.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Pam

Personal update

Recently the Lord led me to give up a part time job I had and I really feel that He is calling my attention more to ministry things than market place things, although I believe I will always do both.  (I’m a web designer.)  But He has first call on my time, either way.

I have an opportunity this month to go with a friend to the Washington DC area and we plan to scout around some in the area (& in the Spirit) and see how the Lord leads us, and we are full of faith that He will.  I really sense this is a divine appointment thing.

Some of my expenses will be paid, but not all, so if you feel led to send something it would be appreciated!

My address is Pam Clark,  PO Box 484, Moravian Falls NC  28654.  Or PayPal.com, sending to pamclark@prophetic.net

To be honest, now that I have my car, I would really like to do more traveling!  With the old car, my travel was very limited and now with my newer car, I can do more.  Who knows what may open up.   The Lord will supply!  and He does that through His people.

If you feel led to give, it’s very appreciated.  I hope to get some good pictures and will share what I can of the adventures.  And if you get any “words,”  you can email them to me.  Please, not long word studies as I don’t have time to read a lot of those with what I am called to do.   Hope you understand.

Thanks for your prayers for sure!

God bless you,

Pam

The Dragon and the Sword

The Dragon and the Sword
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

 

Plowing, plowing, plowing! It is hard to put your hand to the plow, especially when you don’t feel like it! Especially when you know something good is probably going on somewhere else and you would like to be a part of it, but if we don’t plow, some things don’t get done. Some harvests don’t come in, some food is not grown, and some lives will not be so pleasant at all because we did not put our hand to the plow…

 

I went to a wonderful “equipping the seers” conference and it was one of the best for me that I have been to in a long time. Now, I am an equipper but you can always learn more and it’s good to meet people and Spiritually connect and hear what the other prophets are saying to discern how your own gift is doing. None of us are islands unto ourselves. God made it so we would NEED each other.

 

And sometimes other people are in need – or it is YOU – and these connections can have a big payoff. When one link is weak, it can affect many other parts of the Body, even parts that affect you, so it pays off to have a good “Body” attitude.

 

Like I said, the conference was going great, the words and blessings of God were coming forth. This was a four day conference and I was ready for Saturday night. But I got to the meeting and for me, there was something over it (for me). It surprised me and disappointed me because I had just had this big download of Love and good words. So I am asking the Lord, “What is going on here? I really sense an enemy!”

 

We went into worship and I am trying to discern if this is an “inside” thing or an “outside” thing – from me or from something outside of this group. Now if anyone loves to worship, it is me, because that is where I feel and hear the Lord the most. My antennas go up and the radar is on. And I am discerning that some of this is from an outside source. I try to break through in my own worship and wonder if I am the only one feeling this. Usually I am not, but we all WANT to be in at attitude of praise and worship.

 

Sometimes the burden will be for someone else, or sometimes it is territorial and sometimes it can be personal but as you mature in the Lord, you figure out the blocks pretty quick for yourself and then carry others’ burdens too. It’s just the calling of a minister. You have to learn how to do it.

 

Then the worship leader asked, “What are you seeing or sensing right now, that is God talking to you.” Honestly that made me feel better and it was a confirmation that it wasn’t me blocking me. And so “I looked” and I saw a big dragon. I didn’t want to see it but I did. You know all these movies are coming out with dragon and demon pictures and this looked like a big dragon like some of the advertising you see. And so I said, “Lord, I see a BIG dragon!” And then I thought, “I want a dragon slayer ministry, but how many will understand that without thinking I am new age?”

 

The worship leader kept going on and on about how it was God speaking to us, and so in the Spirit I got out my sword and starting some chopping. When I did the first one, a bunch of people yelled and so I felt there really might be a territorial connection. I tried to posture myself in the Lord and let Him slay the dragon. When you take on big spirits, you want to be IN the Lord and not just in your soul. There is kick back when you are in just your soul.

 

I saw the dragon fall and as we were being exhorted to hear God, I was asking Him what this was and then I heard “it is a worship hinderer.” And then I realized that this was a big thing and it was affecting many in the Body! The Lord in me went for his neck and it was as if the Lord was wanting my cooperation and my decision to work with His. I am in the heat (anger) of my spirit because I see how this is hindering things and it is most unwanted, and all hindrances hurt the Body, including me!

 

So I am striking its neck with the Lord and the worship leader is going “lightning bolts, striking! striking! striking!” and so I am getting a kick out of that. I said to the Lord, I want to twist its neck off! I mean this is a big thing I am looking at. And so with some effort there was some twisting of it, and then the Lord reminded me that Leviathan is a twisting serpent, so that went together pretty good. I like confirmations. But for me, it was not the “big kill” I wanted to see. But I am still using my sword and was “striking, striking, striking” and the worship leader is saying that too and so I am smiling too, and it is causing some damage. The thing was disabled but I wanted it gone, like chopped liver in the fire.

 

Then the Lord reminded me that inside the devil there are pipes (air passages) that were once used for worship. Wind passes over the different wind instruments and bring sounds that make music, and Lucifer had this inside himself. So I am going for the chest of this dragon. It also takes wind to make words, speech, vocabulary and even song. Now believe it or not, I knew this dragon was not the devil himself but a principality. It was one like him and obviously on assignment, and one thing I noticed was that my sword was not as big as I wished it was. I wanted the big slice to take his whole head off, but we got the job done.

 

Now I can take that as a personal exhortation but I really think it applies to the Body as well. Our sword of the Spirit in the Body is not as big as it needs to be. One person can’t take all this on anyway, it must be the full Body with the Head to give the final blow, but we must do our parts to equip and enable our restorations. Because this doesn’t just affect us, but others as well, people we love and care about.

 

In the meeting, for me for sure, it broke, but I do feel like the Lord left me with the word that our sword right now is too small for what is coming against us. We can make do with His power but we also must get better equipped for the days to come. The group that was there at this particular meeting was hungry and eager and very receptive. They will get there with His help. But we all have people we want to see come in and do better, as does the Lord, and so we will need our full armor and weapons of warfare working because the enemy is coming with wrath and the days will be evil because he knows his time is short and the end of him is near! Yes! The Lord will come and become One with His Bride!

 

 

 

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A Poem for the Loss…

When we are young
And life is free
Covered in love
And possibility
Around is love
And all things good
All the little boo boos
Are understood
But then we get older
And we find
Life is not so easy
Nor so kind
There is a thief
Who stalks around
Stealing what he can
Some things profound
And little by little
Our hearts do break
Holding on to the good
We don’t want him to take
As hard as it is
We learn to let go
Treasuring the things
We’ve come to know
But releasing them to
The God above
We must releast them
Into the Father’s Love
We scream in pain
We look for the gain
Diminished and needy
Resisting the greedy
Why are we weak
When He is so strong
Why do we feel
So all alone
As life slips us by
And here comes the night
We do our best
To resist the fright
God must be real
Or we die alone
He must be real
Or we turn as stone
Dust to dust
Ashes to ashes
Oh my dear God
Where is the after?
But like Jesus
On the Cross
We give it to Him
We resist the loss
Putting ourselves
In our Father’s care
Knowing His Reality
Must be there
We offer up
The fragrance left
And find His strength
In our last tests.
by Pam Clark

The Here and Now Gospel

THE HERE AND NOW GOSPEL
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

 

When I was real little, my dad and I got along great.  But as life went on, he had some job frustrations and that obviously spilled over into the family.  He would come home grumpy and it would make my mom grumpy and thus the kids because he didn’t have everything he needed inside to be “the perfect dad.”

 

Things got rocky, especially when times were tight financially.  Kids will be kids  and kids want what they want,  and we kids could get disciplined at times with anger more than correction.  As the oldest,  a lot fell on me first.  The enemy of course loved to get in there and make things seem worse.  Everyone had their own issues.

 

I just went independent and a bit rebellious, and thank God I was sent to church  as much as I was.  The activities they had for kids probably saved me in a number of ways, but still for a season my family dropped out more as time went by and we each sought our own ways.  But God has been faithful to bring us back in.

 

In my youth, I got into drugs and partying and loved to test the limits on things but still had sense enough to know I shouldn’t go totally overboard but I definitely didn’t fair that well, until….

 

Until a move of God came and pulled me in.  Suddenly there was another force working on me and convicting me that all was not as it could and should be!   Like other young believers I was accepting whatever I was fed and some of it was good and some of it needed further understanding.

 

I battled the forces of things I had dabbled in because I had opened the doors to those things.  But thankfully as my hunger for God grew, so did my seeking and study and understanding.  I came to understand over some time, the work of spiritual forces and how we can open and close doors by our binding and loosing, and by not getting involved in things we shouldn’t.

 

There are examples in the Bible and there are examples I could relate to in real life.  I found that because I dabbled into the occult, certain spirits could come after me and I had to renounce those spirits to shut the door to them.  The Bible had explained those spirits did not come from Him and they will work on you as you seek to grow in the Lord because they don’t want to let go of territory they had claimed.

 

The hardest thing to understand and believe, I think, is that God is for you in the face of the devil who is also after your life.  What appeals to the flesh seems good in the beginning and most of the time you really don’t want to believe that a more sinister spirit could be behind what you were just taking in a casual manner.

 

But there are some things we must handle carefully, because just like chemicals can be very helpful, they can also be very dangerous and sometimes deadly.  We must use them with caution!  And when we find that things affect us in a negative way, we are wise to remove that influence but it takes the proper understandings.

 

In my young Christian life, I learned that first I needed to repent for my own willful sins, and then for my unknown sins – in other words the sins I did but did not realize at the time that it was a sin.  I had to learn that God has an order in life and I had to learn how to apply myself to that order to find fulfillment in the many areas of life that God really wants to bless.  As I learned, I prospered more and more.

 

I learned about and then came into my Spiritual gifts and calling and more and more, the river of God’s life opened up to me and began to flow through me.  It’s available to everyone!  We just must first seek and get to know Him and His Word and then learn how to work with the Spirit and learn how the Spirit will do signs and wonders to confirm His Word to us.  There is a personal thing going on!

 

But I want to go back to dealing with my parental issues, because I had to work through that.  In the earlier days of my conversion, when I wanted to get everything right and honor them, I had to learn how to do that honor because just submitting to everything they said was not enough to make things work right.  Not all their reasoning was correct with the Bible, but still I had to and I wanted to honor them because they were my parents,  and I could see that they had been good to me, even in their own struggles.

 

I had to realize that even my anger came for a reason, and I could see a strong parental influence there in a negative way on some things, and then after listening, asking questions and pondering some things, I realized that my parents’ anger, especially my dad’s that had wounded me came from what he had experienced as a kid.

 

For a while I thought I was going to turn into a psycho-analyst trying to so hard to understand it all, but then I realized that all these sin problems really do go back generation to generation to Adam and Eve in the Garden.  I was never going to be able to really know, much less analyze, all that went on in my generational lines.

 

But the Bible does explain that there are generations and those generations of people all had problems and they all go ultimately back to the fall of man in the Garden.  Eve partook as well as the man Adam who was right there with her, the Bible says.  So together we all need to repent.  But we can’t really repent for someone else.  We can show them a better life and God did that deliverance for me just that way.  My dad came to the Lord and got saved and really changed for the good.

 

Before though, I certainly didn’t like pain and hurt and heartbreak and wounds, so it was easy for me to decide that repenting was in my favor.  Once I found the anchor who is Jesus, I could hold on to Him and look to Him and the Holy Spirit for help and in praying to the Father and ultimately learning how to hear Him more and more.  It was not an overnight accomplishment but enough was there to see me through into greater and greater victories in it.

 

Then as many do, I went looking for the perfect pastors and surprisingly (ha ha) never found those, even though I met and got to know some awesome laborers in God’s work field.  Funny thing is that I never got perfect either and anytime I thought I found the “perfect” person or situation, something always messed it up.  I found that even when I got active in doing my ministry, I was not perfect.  Imagine that!

 

When I was little, that was such a good feeling to think I was perfect and could do no wrong!  Especially as the first born, I was made to feel as if I were really special!  But life has a way of working the reality of our real condition to be revealed into our living situation.

 

What do we find?  We find that we ALL need Jesus and some choose Him and some don’t.  Even sometimes we choose Him and sometimes we don’t, but turning that around and getting that right really does have a good payoff and benefits.  We also discover that the world out there will lie to us!

 

What do we do with all this sin???  We cling to God more.  We study, we learn, we practice, we achieve, we labor and we grow and we do find blessings.  Some things we seem to have to learn as we go before we are really convinced.  And we encounter some understandings that do come the hard way.  But if we get it, we do good.

 

We learn that we have to trust ALL things to God’s care and it’s not easy in the face of some losses, yet He does have the answers and abilities that we need for us to have a good life, in spite of it all.  We discover life is a prize and by His grace we get to enjoy so many things.  But even more, He has the completeness of eternal life.

 

But I said all that to share this.  When I got saved and grew in the Lord and tried to figure out how I was going to fix all my past and those relationships, I realized I had to deal with first myself, and then those who were around me in relationships.   It was on me to do that.  These other people didn’t always cooperate so much, as I would share the truth that I was coming to really know.

 

I had to study and learn in a practical way, what was God and what He was not.  And while I finally got it that sin went all the way back to Adam and Eve, I was not the one who could handle all that like God could.  My job was to get right in my own life, and that was a pretty big job.

 

Even learning to minister is something you have to learn, it’s not just a  sudden revelation in a one time impartation.  You have to study to show yourself approved there, too, as a workman.

 

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.

 

It takes work!  But there also are great rewards of inner peace and outer tranquility and even peace in the midst of the storms.

 

But one thing I learned is that I could not repent for everyone else, even as much as I might want to do it.  I couldn’t repent for the dead anymore than I could repent for the living who were not me.   I had to deal with me and work with those around me.  God helps of course, but there is a relationship that goes on that is personal between you and God.

 

The Gospel is simple.  Jesus died to pay the price for your sins and not just yours only but those of the whole world, if they would accept and receive Him.  Even my good works can’t save me or others but they can influence a better outcome on many things.

 

There is a simplicity of the Gospel that has a foundation of just you and Him and the complete work is done when you accept Him.  Now you get to walk out that life after you get that, but if you are born again, a power from God has come in to give you what you need as you apply yourself to Him — and countless people for many generations can attest to the fact that God is faithful to His believers.

 

The Apostle Paul warns us not to be caught up in things that we really don’t have control over:

I Timothy 1:3-7 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine,  nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.  Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,  from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,  desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

 

He says here that things begin with love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere heart.  When God meets us here, then we can go on into other works that benefit our personal lives and those in our surroundings.  But we have to be careful what we take on.

 
We can’t take on things that were not or are not ours to handle and have any kind of control over it in the area of accountability.   When we get assignments, God is there to help.  We may intimidate others but if they do not respond from a pure heart, it really didn’t stick.  God takes on each of us one by one and we all are held individually accountable to Him in whatever our real circumstances are.  God knows our hearts and their intents,  and He knows all our actions and our prayers and all our follow throughs.  He will help and correct as needed as we seek Him.

 

Every day we can realize that seeking Him still is an advantage for our lives.  And once we get bored with focusing on ourselves, it’s a good sign that we are ready to help others in honest integrity and truth!

 

The Gospel is simple – it starts with you and ends with you.  It does not tie you to the generations past except through faith, although there can be some influences around that can be removed or brought in that might help or harm.  But they will be things we know and understand basically and some things we do stumble into, but they will or can make sense to the persons involved.

 

Some understandings can be as simple as the blind man who got healed.  He didn’t know how it happened exactly, he just knew a man named Jesus touched him and he could now see!  It made sense to Him that Jesus was the Messiah prophesied- there was a power of God to connect to and it worked for his present day.

 

We may touch someone, or even a child, physically to get their attention, but after that, we expect them to hear by words and even see by actions the intents and communications we have towards them.

 

Our relationship with God works the same way.  We may feel Him in some ways, but as we mature we learn to hear and see Him act!  It becomes an awesome revelatory journey – but it’s ours individually.  We relate to others.  Don’t be connected to things that are not yours to connect to.  Get free.

 

Realize that you and those who are before you and after you have and have had a great power to influence you.  While we can’t repent for their past, we can line up in the here and now to be an influence on those souls who are to come or who are here now and are open to hear and know.  It’s not always easy, but it is real and it works.  Evangelism is for today.  We can get snared by things that are not ours.  We don’t have to be.

 

The Gospel is simple.  Jesus loves you and He opens the door for you to have a powerful relationship with God, if you will just choose Him and His ways.  It’s simple; it’s not real complicated.   He will help us navigate the more challenging places and we will find that the other gifts in the Body of Christ really can help us and together we can accomplish great things.  I wish you good things in your journey!

The REAL Problems of the Times We Live In

The REAL Problems of the Times We Live In
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

 
A lot of the crime and harassment today could be stopped if there were Godly leadership.  But “business” has bought out the government.   Like someone said to me one time, look at the commercials around the news – they are mostly pharmaceutical.

 
That means the drug companies have bought out the news (because the ads pay for it)  and that is definitely a last days thing. (Except I think that Shaq commercial for Gold Bond is the cutest thing I have ever seen.) But look at how many drugs say, “It could kill you but you need to try it!”

 
It’s the spirit behind it that so few Christians seem to discern. Our whole government has been drugged it seems today!   They seem to not be able to accomplish anything good and helpful and there is no sensible reasoning at all.  We are lost and we see very few leaders in sight!

 

 
Even Christian leaders are sucked into the propaganda! You see them lining up with the political rants and believing that your vote is what is going to change things. NOT!  Because even that has become corrupted.  Thank God for the salt and light people who work to make a difference, but it’s not easy!

 
And some will tell and sell you all this doom prophecies, so they can sell their “last days” products. But once you hunker down and survive a few years, then what? Somehow it gets better? Not without a move of God!!!  A prophet will turn you to GOD!

 
And if you haven’t noticed recently, the king of the north country is on the move… And our celebrity President who feels that being a celebrity is more important than real covering…. oh don’t get me started. I am not into believing all these conspiracies I can never prove (and they can’t either) but some things ARE obvious!

 
God gave us navigational tools but we have to believe Him and use them.   God is not going to do all the work for us. You know, if you are flowers in a vase, you are going to die. But if you are PLANTED you not only will bloom but also reproduce!

 
Numbers are easy to come by with gimmicks as well as scams. But what are the real numbers of REAL Christianity?  See, if we have no VISION for tomorrow, there probably won’t be one, of any quality.

 
If we are just “cute” for today, we are those flowers in the vase that are going to die!  Today even the media is talking about how Americans are into selfies.  I don’t think it’s wrong to share, if you have something going on! But just to only admire one’s self, is a weakness.

 
We need some rumbles in our base to produce some real leaders.  If all that results is products to buy, we have missed it.  If you are never stirred in your own Spiritual gifts, you have missed it, so self does become entertainment!

 
I used to go to churches where there was Spiritual gift training and the people used it!  There is still some of that going on, but not enough!  Most today are on elementary levels.  Churches used to have testimonies of what GOD did!

 
It not only built up the people but inspired them!   But the problems then were leadership squashing the people too much, and limiting women, so people left or went to jelly (doing nothing).  But there is a core Body out there, and God knows it is there!  He is dealing with some stuff, but He will call it to rise up.

 
I can’t say for sure exactly where it will be, but when you can see with even glimmers, people flock. When the world passes tests, before the Church, God sees a problem.  It means He is going to deal with the Church first.

 
If we have no GOD vision, then we will never see God but only ourselves!  God will give us problems to work on, but it’s for our good – to teach us and train us and to show us how to take territory for Him (called Kingdom advance in some circles) but are we doing that?

 
If we go to church to hear lectures, have we encountered God???  You have to be brave to encounter God but it’s expected of you.  It’s not about leaders to idol worship, but a Body that responds to Him!

 
WHEN God moves, the other junk will be moved out, but it’s not about us being ‘king of the hill’ (for idol worship, SELAH!) but about incorporating people into His Living Body! Are you perfect???

 
Some will work to move forward, and many won’t, but for those who will, it’s an awesome journey! And the biggest hurt is when you think you have friends and you really don’t but you have to press through anyway!  Sometimes it’s misunderstanding, sometimes there is a fear to trust, but God is the Rock, not man.

 
When God is center and first, and He is in some places, and should be in your heart, then you can press forward.  We don’t want to just survive, barely alive, we want to THRIVE!  But a church that doesn’t raise up its flock to function is a dead church!

 
Leadership has to be skilled. Some churches are mostly women, not men in the workplace who know what’s going on in the world. Selah…. In many, the men lead, the women do nothing but care for babies, and people are out of touch!  The world is not like that.

 
The world then thinks that Christians are strange, and oftentime, fools because their mental reasoning is low and low functional.  People leave the churches to find freedom! Now what is wrong with that picture?

 
What they are really looking for is the real Church.  If you are struggling for a structure, you are missing it. If you find God, you have it! GOD can do what people can’t!

 
If church is about OUR songs and dances and speeches, is God there???  And we wonder why the holy Presence is missing???

 
I have never been to a perfect church, but I have been to some good services!  When you respect the hearts of the people, for God, you are on to something. If you are trained IN HIM, you can help others.

 
There used to be a lot of politicians who would never step foot into a church but had great respect for them. Can we get those days back?  Billy Graham was Billy Graham for a reason!  He had and has a heart for the leaders.

 
He wasn’t trying to boss them around and control them.  But he was praying with them and leading them to the Lord, at least in their situations!
As a Body, we have grown (gone through stuff) and what is coming is a new world order – but I don’t mean the conspiracy one. Society has changed in many ways. We are going through another youth boom, globally.

 
You can raise up a few kids or you can raise up leaders and send them out and bless them.  You teach them to know God, to pray, to hear from Him, to care about others, to have good sense, to know family love, to understand encounters.

 
And the test that JESUS has is “when you did it to the least of these, you did it to Me.”   See, if you are not willing to advance another person in the Kingdom, you missed it.

 
There are many encounters in the Bible. And believe it or not, encounters are still happening today. But, what are we doing with them? How are we responding to them?  What is the fruit?

 
Will Jesus say, “Well done”?   He will look at you, He will look at the Body, He will look at the Father and then respond.  Is anyone teaching this?

 
Psalm 91 works for those who work to please Him.  He will cover you.  God is a rich deep well. We should never be bored or impotent.