Righteous Judgments

RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

Psalm 19:9 – The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

There is a cleanness of the Lord that feels so good! You feel safe, respected, honored, protected and loved and undefiled. The Accuser always seeks to sabotage that.

The power of God’s forgiveness is great. One day He will reckon that in the sight of all. And it has really already been done through the Cross. We just don’t always walk in it like we should. Why does the Church throw this away so easily and quickly?

There are pockets of power and those pockets one day will join forces and challenge the evils. It really will be the battle of the centuries. There is a God who defends. When you seek to accuse others, you just get dirt all over yourself too!

Contending for Jesus is better than contending for man. How many get that? We have to learn how to get our defenses up by understanding the real war! There are slimeballs who love to accuse the brethren and keep them under – some even for years.

There is a difference between correction and accusing. I am telling you, this is where so many are missing it. This is WHY we need to seek GOD’s justice. God’s justice heals. But some don’t want that. Their deeds are evil.

We all get offended, but how we handle that makes the difference. I find that if I wish people JESUS, He deals with the situation. Some don’t really want Jesus and those are the deceivers. God’s good is good for all, not just a few! We say we want those miracles but do we judge?

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

Some translations say to “do justice.” When you see it as “an act,” then you understand more than just seeing it as “a right.” When you see it as “a right” then you want everyone else to do it for you. But the requirement is on us to do it. And we will suffer some for it. But we will find Jesus there. And we will grow in strength because we are doing true warfare. When we have to call on the Spirit for help, we are in a good place. This is that fragrance that people love or hate.

2 Corinthians 2: 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

This is beyond political. Do you know what I mean? We are salt and light but when the salt has lost its flavor and the light grows dim, then where is the Family?

Luke 19:10 – “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” If you read that whole chapter, you will see a lot of God’s justice.

God does not barter with salvation like it is a commodity. Or if He does, it is a lot more serious than man ever thought about being. Jesus died for our salvation, can you get more serious than that? God gave His Only Son! Can you get more serious than that?

IF we are salt and light, then we are changing the world – for the better and for Christ. And other people, even strangers, can see it. Who has eyes to see for God? Those are real prophets. Not just the diviners for the cheap thrills or to line their pockets at others’ expense.

God is going to deal with the divination. There is an old saying that if you throw a stone at a pack of dogs, the one that is hit is the one that yelps. That is the way some “prophecies” are done. Horoscopes are popular because every now and then a rock hits its mark. But there is no real accountability or restoration and conversion. A few hits and then there is a new line that takes you down another path!

“Oh! This must be God!” people think, but it’s not. I know, because it happened to me, and God dealt with it severely some years back. I was interested in the future – a lot I am sure because of my calling, but I did not know the seriousness that God has towards His Son and His Word!

It’s really become a stronghold today because people have rejected truth – and now that spawn has raised indifferent people! The Bible becomes just “another book” and our faith is “just another faith,” as if they are all the same. This is what the world believes because of the Church today. I bet I can read an encyclopedia and tell you things about yourself that you never knew!

Are we turning people to ourselves – and starting cliques and political groups for power – or are we turning people to God? We are about to find the next up and coming “messiahs” with the elections coming up. Some “messiahs” are presented to be able “to do all the work.” But the real Messiah includes you in the work! Which is truth?

If we do not know the WHY of the gifts, we will never use them properly, or in the Spirit. Whose Kingdom is it anyway? Just asking!

Psalm 19:7 – The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

You could also say “The Word of the Lord” here and not just “the law.” God’s law has love and mercy and justice for others.

I shared with a friend the other day that Jesus had to be a legalist with the devil! He knew the Scriptures. The devil worked to twist the law or the word, and Jesus had to set it in order – so that the Spirit could work!

We don’t want to lose the true power of the Spirit. We must contend for it. Will you be one who does?

A Prophetic Thunder

A PROPHETIC THUNDER
by Pam Clark  (pamclark@prophetic.net)

If we are not a Christian nation so much anymore, why do we think we will have a protective covering from our government and enemies if persecution comes here like it has other places?  In a situation like that, only God could be our covering.  Why would we be different from all these other countries where Christians are outnumbered?

I hate to be negative but these questions need to be asked.  We need to be lined up with the right life and the right church. So many warnings are coming out. It’s not just about your food and shelter, it’s about your soul too. The heathen will have no mercy if they feel pressed and desperate and inspired, so your strength in the Lord must be strong.

If your church is not teaching you to find your place in God, you need to find one that will!   And if you do know your gift, keep working to minister it.  Lives depend on you! Do you know that some people have never had anyone to pray for them?  Ever.

Don’t expect the weak to protect you from strong evil forces. Pray for God to make the Church strong. If you choose carnality over the power of the Spirit, you won’t be on the winning side. God says,” Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.”  Do you know His Spirit? Learn Him!

Too many churches try to spoon feed the flock because of a few babes. When the charismatic wave of the Spirit came through, I had to run to keep up and it was well worth it!  We have to quit catering to adult babies and find our resources.  They are IN the Body!!!

A little child will lead them applies to the safety of the times. That time is not now.  Adult babies throw fits and need diaper changes.  But if all they are being fed is pablum and they need to be babysat more than they are getting trained by the Lord for the times, or if they are just doing busywork and not changing lives, we are missing the benefits that we need.

“How beautiful is the Body of Christ”  was a song some years back, but if you ever really see it, you will get lost in praise to God for it. What you see are people willing to sacrifice for the good by His Spirit.  I love to see the devil whooped.

The Church really should have an attitude about it for its gifts and powers. But the attitude should be the strengths of Jesus. Too many are told to turn the other cheek so they can be mastered. But if you know Him, you discern it.  You feel depleted rather than inspired. Let me tell you how I learned to forgive others, and it works. I wish the person Jesus, the REAL Jesus. Because if they know Him, they won’t do or put up with mean and bad stuff.

God will come like a mighty One for His people.  The world mocks stupid. Even the people in the church mock stupid. If you really know God, you HAVE power!   Instead way too many are getting fleeced and it’s their fault! But some are fleeced and it’s our fault for letting it happen, and God will hold us accountable.

I am telling you, God is going to come defend His Flock and He will look at how it is being treated. He hears every cry and He will measure that by His Word of instructions. He will see who is trying to take advantage of whom to get advantages.  You can’t hide from Him.

Paul Cain recently shared some thoughts with me and said: ARE PEOPLE RAISING MONEY TO GO ON TV? OR, ARE PEOPLE ON TV TO RAISE MONEY??  Paul is a friend who imparted much to the Body of Christ.   See, the question is where is the ministry going? What is it really all about?

People think the kindness of God is soft. Humility will turn the cheek to many things. BUT humility does that because it KNOWS the power behind it!  God IS just and fair!  He is firm AND loving!

People force people to do things they don’t want to do, to forgive things unforgiveable but burying what is toxic never makes it go away if the toxic material is not dealt with. God WILL give people power to overcome, but to make a trend or fad without His power is denial.   This is why the TRUE Body of Christ is needed.

This attack on Christian families, like the Duggars, have not seen the last of God while the worldly flaunt their powers against them. The Body stood up for Duck Dynasty and now there is an upping the ante.

But if the Body does not connect with the TRUE God-approved power, they won’t have any power.  Why even preach grace and forgiveness if you aren’t going to live it?

The Body is judged by its love; the world is judged by its hate. HE holds the balances!

Some people look for “black and white” rules. Then they become legalists. But God is Spirit.   Some say, If you are a good Christian, you DO this and that. They have a long list of spoken and unspoken rules, often in cliques. They are coming apart when God shows up!  Our snares are often self made.

If you REALLY love, you will want to share the real Jesus you KNOW with others. And if you aren’t doing much, it’s because you really don’t know Him well, or you are in deep rebellion. If you have a puny Jesus, it’s because you have not been taught, or you have rejected Him.   And if you believe there is more, it is because there is MORE!

Seriously, when you leave church, are you leaving with life skills and power in the Spirit?   And more seriously, are you leaving with a Presence that will last you all week long?  Or is it a whole new world on Monday morning?   If we are not engaging with God, we are NOT walking in any power.

First, second and maybe third graders stand in lines for their sticky stars. They did something so well that they are thrilled to get their trinkets. Are we still in trinkets in the Church? And where will that get us?   How many sticky stars do you adults still have from your childhood days?

We get a pat on the head or a pat on the back in the good old boys clubs, but our hearts are not for the lost and hurting.  The Presence of God is not our driving force as it once was in this nation.   We don’t have a burden to SEE Jesus FOR others!   We instead blame others for not being “like us.”   And that is done with arrogance, because we think we have arrived.

This pride is subtle down in our hearts. It’s why Jesus MUST be First!   See, either people need to be lovingly confronted, and bridges built – or they need to be helped and it is WHY you see the burden. This “pity” thing is too often pride, even when it’s for the needy, if they are being looked down upon with our piety.

When Christians think money is enough – as the answer to all things – they have missed the Spirit and bought into mammon.   God can do great things with faith, and He will bring down big things over pride.

Many ministers are going without, while fleecers are prospering.   Jesus sees them as sheep without a Shepherd.   But He also says it is our fault!   We all know the story that Jesus went after the money changers in the Temple, but do we understand the spirit of what He was against?   He felt pretty passionately about it.

Do you have to take someone’s word for it, or can you discern it and figure it out?   See, if you know the real warfare, you will figure out why Jesus told a lot of people to be silent about their miracles. But the miracles do bring glory to God!  Only in true unity can the Church stand against the devil and his ways and attacks. News flash: it is required!

Some have asked me:  What do you do if there is no church with these teachings in your area? Seems like it is easier to stay home and hear the tv preachers.  We used to travel some distance to find a good spirit filled church but we are older now and just can’t do it. Hard to know what to do as I know the corporate worship is important.

I responded:  This is where we have to contend with God. This type situation is rampant, but God is holding us responsible. We want to “be nice” and get along with everyone, but we are compromising our faith.

Church is a SERVANT to the Body, it is a help. But the true Body is not bound and related to a “church service” as the temperature for our faith, even though it may express it. We ARE called to assemble ourselves together in the Lord but some assemblies have left His strength and power and presence.

That does not mean that we have to! We have to encourage ourselves in the Lord and BE a Spiritual force. When we are young we go to church to get fed and equipped, but later (and not a long time later) we need to go to church to help others.

When we have to be babied all the time and get hung up in rules and people orders and not see the power of God but more the “presence” of OTHER people, we are missing it.  We must prevail in prayers.   We must find and be believers who want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE – Not just be entertained or given busy work to do.   We need to find the life within once again.

We are very intellectual but are missing the Spirit. The spirit of the world is at emnity with the Spirit of God. (James 4:4)  If you aren’t in for the fight and good for it, you are not walking in the Spirit. It does not mean you are trying to find people to fight with, but you are contending for the Kingdom of God because you SEE it. You can’t stand to see things wrong and you work, because you WANT to work, to see it RIGHT.

People are going, “What happened to our nation?!!!” We lost the contending for the Kingdom of God.  Today we see self pleasures as the greater thing, not even comprehending that they are short lived.  We are not defending people but destroying them.

See, God is firm in His Place. Always has been, always will be. He is the Creator. We are the ones who need Him!   We were called by Him to do good, to do good works. But if we only get rewarded with a sticky star on a chart, we cease being so inspired. True preachers of God will inspire you and you must defend them as well!

If we just go to church to “say to our neighbor” this or that, or hear “give us your money” but we have no heart investment, we are invested in something else!   All these praise-athons where you are supposed to “give for a blessing in return,” never seem to focus much on where that money is going to.

It prospers at first because people innately know they are supposed to give and honor God.  But if their hearts do not connect with the work, the “formula” plays out. Then it becomes fleecing.

In the beginning it works because they are separating from themselves unto God. But then if they still go aimless with their own life and calling, then “the formula” no longer works. And if they are not taught and equipped, there is a great falling away and new enemies who are angry at the Church!  We have then aborted our own.

See, the churches (SELAH!) shut them down because they have a voice, a thought, a mind, a heart, a desire to do the will of God. But that might make them not controllable. Teaching them with the anointed ministry is work and trouble.

Some are just blind, some just want the prideful life. It’s not about who we are mad at, but who we can equip.   See, if we know even a little bit of the Bible, we can help equip someone else.   But if we settle for powerlessness, it is OUR FAULT!

America has no excuse.   How dumb do we want to be, or do we WANT the Mind of Christ???   The power of the SPIRIT saves, heals, delivers, does miracles (that we NEED, not just play with) and makes life have value.  How far does it have to go before we wake up that we are to be a part of the Great Solution?  How long do we say  lives and hearts do not matter?

How long do we turn a blind eye to others and fail to have a learning and teachable spirit toward the Lord?  We don’t make worldly conquests in the church unless the church is full of the world!  How much destruction do we have to see before the scales fall off of our eyes?



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Recovering Well! :)

RECOVERING WELL
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)



Wow, I am still in a serious recovery from what ever this flu bug is, but am amazed how the Presence of the Lord can be there too. When we are weak, He is strong! Smile…


There are times when your best potions and tricks just don’t work to keep you going like you want, and you have to surrender. For those who know me, while I believe right confessions can help, if they don’t connect with your spirit, then it’s flesh, but it could be a start to something good. I just don’t idolize that “I” am in control because I know how to talk a certain way.


There is only One God and Jesus is His Son. He decides all things. But while I have had a visitation of evil, and I did, right behind it came a ministry from the Lord. I encountered the or an Angel of His Presence. It was SWEET! And the Lord spoke to me of the Harvest.


With all the deaths and the attacks on the Body going on, one has to go to the Lord to talk about it! And today I felt Him say that He is identifying the mature Harvesters to each other, the mature saints who feel the pain of another and don’t have to broadcast what they did to help if they could, but care because it is their nature in Him.


Now I know there are many facets to this, but what He was saying is that He is showing who can be trusted to put Him first. See, often when one is down, many move on. They were your “best friend” before, but trouble came. Now you have to know the difference between your assignment and stopping to help a friend, but as I believe even Jesus would say, “There is a friendship that is closer than a brother because the Spirit is in Him.”


Jesus, even today, is about His Father’s business. He knows what He cares about. He knows what He gave His life for. Co-laborers are precious people. They are not a commodity to deal with like the stock market, to work to your advantage. I said I had a visitation of evil and I did.


Evil is a presence and a force and has passed my way a number of times in my life and I was glad for it to keep on passing by. We have to learn and know how to hide in Him/Jesus.


We are called to give our all. But we also need to know how to be wise and God will test our hearts, for our sake and His. Remember how King David prayed to ask God to test his heart to see if there be any wicked way in him? Hey, in us is no good thing. What good is there comes from God, so it is the desire for God that is being tested.


And as was said by the angels to a saint, “Did you learn to love?” because finding your anchor and place in Him is what matters. But the Lord gave me a revelation about the evil, and it was that there is an evil that is just evil – it is every thing wrong. You know it from your gut and the evidence. But there also is a force of evil that causes good things to go wrong.


And act of evil can set in motion a number of things, like the attack on a parent can affect a child and that go on for generations. Things are wrong and there is a force of evil, but it was not necessarily the source of evil. Do you understand this?


Now I knew this, but the Lord was highlighting to me the need of forgiveness in the Body because of this. Many want to characterize people as “evil” (scapegoating them) when they are victims of their circumstances, and in these last (crazy) days, there are a lot of evil circumstances.


Many of these young ones are tossed about with the winds and waves of life and I think in certain areas, that can apply to all of us. The Love of God will constrain us or mature us, but we have to see it in others. The difference is that you have to discern your destiny, that it does not “just happen” and the mature saints are precious because they will not take advantage of the sheep just to gain a selfish advantage.


When you are learning, in the beginning you mimic or copy what the elders do. It doesn’t mean you understand it or even agree with it from the heart, you do it because you are testing it out and trying it out. Some of it works for you and some of it not so much, at least not right away.


See, the heart has to be in on it, and the heart goes through a maturation process. That is why a “want to” is not always an ability; you have to mature into it, and the choice process is critical.


It’s easy to get a large harvest of babies and walk away bragging. And some have a gift to evangelize and those mass appeals will get many into Heaven. But if you can’t see there is soooo much more than that, you are still a child in the Kingdom. You won’t know your left hand from your right and how to use it, and you won’t discern the bitter from the sweet.


Babies just eat anything in front of them. And they need to be protected. But they also must have the freedom and liberty to make some choices that allow them to mature. This is why good teachers and ministers are important. And some of you are CALLED as that! I think really, we all are, to some measure. And some are gifted called to reach many, but if we can’t share the good news truth, we hinder the work of God and He notices that.


The greatest reward I have is the Presence of God on a regular basis. And there will be seasons He withdraws to stretch me. But as I yearn for Him, that stretching of my heart is working in my favor. There is even an “oil” or “fragrance” or “substance” that emanates from me/in me that I can sense at times. And at times others will notice it too, but it’s the fragrance of the Presence of the Lord and it has an energy.


You know, a lot of scents can come out of a bathroom, but usually when you come out, you are the better for it. Just be real here. Sometimes our soul needs to be cleared out and God will help with that! More pressure times are coming, it’s why we need to be grounded and strong in the God ways. It’s why we need to understand grace. It’s why we need to discern how evil works.

Ephesians 6: 10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”


It’s why we need to hear, and see what the Father sees, and then be like Jesus and do what we see the Father doing – reaching out to a lost and dying world with hope and love and life, and grace.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! (Or, You Get What You Pray For!)

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
(Or, You Get What You Pray For!)
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)


 

The innocent bear the burden of the unrighteous until they stand up to it and demand a change. When the cup of our prayers are full before God, He will respond to our prayers out of His great Love. Then we will see a move of God. You get what you pray for! So be careful how you pray!


The Individuals


There is God, and there is you, and there is the problem (what ever that may be – we will call him the devil.) God has a desire and the devil has a desire and you have a desire or 2 or 3…if you are like me. God made us for fellowship so we have been given our personalities. Now, we have to figure out how to make it work and display the teams!


We don’t totally sacrifice man anymore than God totally sacrificed Jesus. He died, but He also rose again. That power of an endless life is strong. We just have to make sure we don’t try to take the devil with us, as he will hold us back from the blessings!


Many want to act like there is no demand on us spiritually, but there is! The move of God will be the display of His righteousness. If you have no good thoughts about what His righteousness is, the move of God will happen and you won’t even see it!


If you identify yourself with evils, you will be judged with evil. And as you identify yourself with God, you will receive His power and reward. See, there is a place that Jesus knows that can hide and protect Life.


The flaming swords keep the devil out. Will they keep you out too? I hope not! We are counting on you for the Team! People may mock the nice guy, but they win!


Who Is Really in Charge?


We do not have the Supreme will, nor does the devil. If we teach it that way, we are wrong. God does and He has His own ways of going about things. Do you know Him? The more you do, the more you understand, and it’s a challenge for all humans but not impossible! He receives the asking heart. Ask the thief beside Jesus on the Cross.


He who repents well has favor. He who betrays that repentance will suffer greatly. The Spirit and the Truth will set you free.


Some suffer without cause because of the failures of others – going all the way back to the Garden. This is one reason why prayer is so important. He hears! If you condemn your parents, you condemn your life. Instead, condemn the sin and the sinner the devil, since Jesus did. You are here because Jesus wants you here, alive in Him.


Obviously we all have had encounters with the devil, and most if not all were unwanted. But that does not make us God . In is IN Him and THROUGH Him and BY Him that we have all things good. When we are in Christ, we are in His power and anointing.


The Right Understanding


If we don’t understand good, we will not know how to defeat the devil. This is a Spiritual thing- which means it is an abiding thing. It’s a life choice in other words.


When we do not value the devil, he has little power, especially if we know how to confront him. This is what scares many people, they don’t know God or understand His evidence, so they fear and retreat. Now we have two problems on our hands! His people perish for a lack of the knowledge of Him!


The Kingdom push shortens the time of suffering. So people must be equipped and even skilled in their ministry gifts! It’s not a badge you wear on your lapel. It is a spiritual force.


You will suffer for your gifts, because Jesus did, but you will also win and get rewards because you endured. When they seem to fail you, look up to see the bigger picture. God is always willing to adjust us for a greater strategy.


And Then the Power Comes


When the sleeping Church wakes up to this, we will scare a lot of people. When the cup is full and Power responds, He will claim the territory of those He loves. Proclaim Him always! And be grateful for the Blood of Jesus.


When our spirit, choosing God, confronts government, we will see changes. We don’t hide and wait, waiting for the devil to manifest. Then he plays his rule and it’s not pretty. But that rule is limited by the educated fearless saints. What do you think has made America (and other nations) great?


You love and care for one, and then one more, and then another and another. That is how you grow. Some take a lot of love and care, but God understands that. Some have a public gift for caring. We just have to respond with our heart so that God sees.


Maybe all you can do is give a little, but it can be big in His eyes. However, He is looking for how you spend your talents. (Read the parable.) Our expression in and through Him is a big deal. You can’t hide behind or live behind another. YOU have to see God and support that.


God is not impressed when you just squawk about the problem. Sometimes you do have to make a noise. But it’s what you DO that makes a difference to Him and how He will respond. Don’t paint the devil so well that God is not seen. Rise up and lift up the right banner!


Today we have a bunch of Gideons with skills and talents hiding from the enemy! When they organized and recognized the right things, it made a difference. Mistakes happen but so do victories and miracles. It is The Force that wins!


May The Force be with you!


Numbers 6:


22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
27 “So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

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How Long?

How Long?
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)

Isaiah 6:
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered:
“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man, The land is utterly desolate,
12 The Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

We hear the promises of God and look around and ask, O Lord, how long? How long will it take until things get better? And what in the world does this verse mean, and why would it be like that?
The Lord is contending for hearts. He is not impressed by gimmicks and charms and charmed words. He is after the spirit of a man.

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits.


Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.

God is dealing with the spirit, the countenance, the attitude of our heart. Many can hide many things behind a facade but the reason for the facade is beheld by the Lord. Some hide sinister plots, and some hide what they believe to be their inadequacies. God sees and discerns and expects us to be bold towards Him.


As part of the older generation now, I can remember America when even the unrighteous feigned having compassion for people, even when it was not really there, out of fear that others might think that they were not compassionate. It was held to a higher standard than we see today. As you know, there is great spiritual warfare in leadership circles, especially in government but it goes to business and church politics as well.


But society – Christian or not – looks to its government for domestic leadership and God sees the spirit of it all and weighs it. Even the religiously devoted can miss it. Patience is definitely a virtue there because the effects of what happens in governmental decisions can take some time to manifest. Many movies are made about the intrigue of it all.

But we see the corruption today and say, “O Lord, how long?” How do we turn our nation around, or our society, depending upon our burden. Well, the obvious answer is to please God and it begins with the spirit of a man.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


It is obvious that God puts a premium on humility, for a number of amazing reasons, and it must be understood right to work. It is not the same thing as humilation although some do find it through that process, but it is not the only way. It is not the intended way, for we are called here to humble ourselves and no healthy mind wants to hurt or destroy themself.


I have a point here. WHY would the Lord make the statement that “all the cities should be laid waste” (etc.) until He would move upon the land to heal it? It is because He is looking for compassion!


Today we call it Love; in times past, it was called Charity, and it was a big deal. It is more than just a feeling, for when Jesus was moved with compassion, good works came with it.

Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.


Matthew 14:14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.


Matthew 18:27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.


Mark 1:41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”


Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.

Here you see that Jesus had a governmental burden, a healing burden, a forgiveness burden, a deliverance burden, and a teaching burden. It’s very important for us to understand these and incorporate that compassion into our own lives and areas. One way to humble ourselves is to see our need and respond as the Lord would – as we take up our cross and follow Him, carrying His burdens for others.


If we reject the humility that God seeks for, we will neglect the greater things and we will be judged, even corporately. Jesus overcame through love/ charity /compassion and so must we. And the Scriptures say of the final judgments:

Revelation 22:10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

It is a choice. I pray we all make the right ones.

Praying Like A Prophet

Praying Like a Prophet
by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net)


We need to pray for GOD’s good vision for us and not just our own. He can do what we cannot. When enough of us pull on Him for His vision, He will respond. If you want to know the real will of God…. pray for HIS Vision!


Praying for God’s will over ours is harder because you won’t get a lot of sensory things about you. And, you really will have to deny yourself. You will experience a shift in your ways of thinking and your goals will take a backseat to His.


The discernment and the warfare will increase, but so also will the insight and supernatural understandings also increase. Your friends will probably change. Many will wonder “who do you think you are?” And your awareness of “just who you are” is greater than before!


You will get a vision that is not your own. You will sense a greater Presence of God and will be looking for those who understand you. They are fewer than they were before. Not everyone really wants God, even though they give Him a lot of lip service and you have to figure out who is really sincere because of that, and it is a challenge.


Suddenly mainstream looks a lot easier than a salmon swimming upstream against the current. Chances are real good that you will be sold out by a few, sabotaged and lied about. But if you have ‘The Vision’, it will keep you pressing in.


You will battle discouragement, but you learn how to take the hits. And some of the hits will come hard if you are really sincere. But those glory spots that come of fellowship with Him are healing and invigorating. Those respites will give you even more vision. You’ve passed some tests.


You will cease becoming a person to many, but will be “a thing.” They just can’t relate to you like before and your thoughts and ideas are a curiosity to be challenged in every way. This is a transition into ministry where many bail out.


People will try to relate you to the prosperity scale and the fame scale. See, if you are weird enough or prosperous enough, that carries weight in the world. It gets their attention, and then that makes you “marketable.” And the world understands and is into “the market.” It pivots around money and attention for the sake of manipulation.


Oh, are you sure you want your eyes opened?

Ezekiel 3: 1 Moreover He said to me, “Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and He caused me to eat that scroll. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you.” So I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey in sweetness…..
14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to the captives at Tel Abib, who dwelt by the River Chebar; and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.


One day, Ezekiel was one way and then after opening up to God, he changed. One day he was a common man, then he became fervent. So, do you ~really~ want to be a prophet?


Really, if you are called, you don’t have a choice. Not if you want to see Heaven pleasing God. The old American “choose your life” concept kind of flies away to a great degree. I heard someone say that if you have a prophetic gift, you have a ministry; if you are called to be a prophet, then you are the gift!


And the price is the one that Jesus paid, and your life DEPENDS on impartations that you cannot control. When you have the calling, you become an intercessor – between God and man AND between man and God. You share God’s counsels but also His judgments. And they are not selective.


Have you ever heard of “the fellowship of His sufferings”? It challenges not only your mind but also your emotions. Jesus had sufferings, even before the Cross. Ready to sign up for that? You have, if you are a believer!


Are you ready to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood? See there comes a place where your natural understanding has to take a shift and you don’t get to go back and forth or play games with it anymore. It divides you from the world.


So if you see a flashy “prophet”, all dressed up with riches and boasts, you need to realize there is another side to this. And a real prophet hates exaltation. The world thinks that is what they want because THEY want that.


Prophets are human and humans do have needs. But being glorified is not what they want if they are representing God. They want to see Him glorified. They will take the attention to turn it to Him, but many will challenge that in their driven lusts.


You will learn that many presume upon the gift. Many! You offer Spirit, they want flesh. And even human prophets can’t see what all God can see about potentials. But they learn a lot! And they mature in stages, like everyone else who seeks Him does.


But if we pray for God’s Vision instead of just our own, we might get somewhere! We can believe to see the goodness of God in the land of the living. But it will come with submitting to Him.

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