What are you burning for? Do you burn for Jesus? Do you burn for the presence of His glory? Do you burn to hear Him speak just one word to you? What do you burn for? There are so many things in this world to burn for - the flesh has no end of things to burn for and will continually offer flesh what it desires until flesh dies. As long as you live in the flesh you will fulfill the lust of the flesh (you will burn for the things of this world).
When we do mortify the deeds of the flesh, then there is nothing of us that the world can call to. As you spend time in the presence of God, you will continually put to death the old man and the lust thereof. You will begin to sense your spirit man standing up in you with power and might. There is a call in this hour to go from glory to glory, not flesh to flesh.
What are you burning for? The heart of Jesus burns for you to come to Him.
Have you ever felt like you were stagnated, not moving, just stuck in one place? Have you ever wondered why it seems sometimes as if there is no flow in the Spirit happening in your life?
Is it possible that you are taking in but not giving out? Have you become a Dead Sea vessel that receives a flow of revelation from the Word of God but there is no outlet in your life for that word to go out?
I want to encourage you in this brief blog to not get stagnated, to not just be a "hearer" of the word but not a "doer" of that word. Find a place for the word that is in your to come out of you so there can be a continual flow of water. Out of your belly SHALL flow rivers of living water.
Learn how to shift your flow. What do I mean by that? Learn how to not let things around you dictate what comes out of you but when you are encountered with an obstacle, let the mighty flow of God's word shift you into Kingdom talk and not Worldly talk. Let the Spirit of God direct your flow, rather than flowing in your opinion, or "this is what I think" presentation. Don't let your flow get cut off by what comes out of your mouth, or how you respond in a situation that can determine flow or failure.
Be encouraged and let God shift your flow.
I am talking about the Double Portion Mantle in this series of blogs and will be addressing the questions we begin with but I want to briefly devote this blog to understanding God's prophetic time table, His movements in the affairs and history of man.
When Elijah passed the mantle to Elisha, as this new prophet was being groomed, Elijah took him to some places he had passed through in times past but now on his farewell journey, there were some things Elisha needed to know and understand, as well as those who would come into contact with this new prophet of God.
Whenever you see new kings arising, shifting in political spheres, geographical climates deteriorating and darkness on the rise, watch very carefully how the Spirit of God begins to move in these places.
In 2 Kings chapter 2 we find the places Elijah took Elisha, but first telling him to stay there. Elisha was determined to go to the end with his mentor because he understood for him to do what God was calling him to do, he needed what Elijah had AND some. We need to know what we need for our generation, amen?
The first place there were at was Gilgal. The name Gilgal means "wheel, rolling," It was here that Joshua circumcised the men of Israel who came out of the wilderness (another series). This was the place that God ROLLED AWAY their reproach. (Joshua 5:9) This is the place that Samuel judged Israel, Saul was anointed king here. What am I saying? Gilgal was a place where "moves" of God began. God was about to do a new thing in Israel. Gilgal had become a place of 'calf-worshipers' who had tried to substitute the real move of God with one of their own.
Anytime you do not understand the move of God in a generation, you will try to substitute something in its place.
The next place they came to was Bethel. The name Bethel means "house of God." This was the place that God's presence once abode. Sacrifice was made to Him in this place and the people worshiped the true God of heaven and earth in this sacred place but now it too had become a place of "calf-worshipers." Not only had it been turned into a place where the people of God had no respect for His house, they had no respect for His holy men. How do I know this? If they called Elisha "baldy" on his way back, don't you know they blasphemed these men of God on their way through the first time?
The last place they arrived before crossing Jordan was Jericho. The name means "pleasant place." It was a place of "fragrance" but now it had become a place where the waters were poisoned, dry and barren. Yet, there was a school of prophets here, as there also was in Bethel. How ironic that the prophets here could prophesy but they could not heal the waters.
I want to end this blog with a thought, just because gifts are present does not mean those operating in their gifts know the move of God's Spirit.
When Elijah found Elisha, he was plowing. Elisha was not in the school of the prophets, he was not doing an online study to learn prophetic etiquette or how prophets were suppose to dress or look like - he was plowing.
When Elijah passed by him, he cast his mantle upon him and kept walking. He didn't tell Elisha to give him a high five on his new promotion or tell him that his prophetic ordination would cost him 250.00 a year to renew. No, he did what God told him to do and nothing more.
When Elisha received the mantle he immediately left the oxen and ran after Elijah. (1 Kings 19:20) The first thing I want you to notice is that Elisha gave Elijah his mantle back. I know this because in 2 Kings 2:13 it says, "He (Elisha) took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him......" (emphasis mine)
The point is this - don't try to wear a mantle (office) that you have not been taught how to walk in by the person whom God has instructed to place a mantle upon you. No MENTOR, no MANTLE. Elisha followed Elijah everywhere he went to see how he not only carried what was being given to him but to understand how that gift and anointing operated in a seasoned man of God who had operated in and demonstrated the office of prophet.
Because he honored the man of God he had access to the man of God. No honor, no access.
In our next post we will go further. I want to just give you something each time to chew on, meditate and ponder. God bless you.
2Kings 2:9 "And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me." [KJV]
I want to make an observation throughout these post and you tell me what you glean from them.
God had instructed Elijah to go an anoint three people: Hazael to be king over Syria, Jehu to be king over Israel and Elisha to replace him in his office, since the Lord was calling Elijah home.
The purpose of this was to judge Ahab's house.
First thought - Do you ever wonder who's house God is getting ready to judge when he starts putting certain "kings" and "prophets" in place.
Second thought - Have you ever considered that God just putting a mantle on you does not necessarily qualify you to walk in that office?
Third thought - Have you ever wondered (and I speaking to those who have been called to a specific office and are being mentored) why your mentor will let you walk through certain things and take you through certain things and not address it or test you in that place to see how you respond?
Fourth thought - Why is it that nobody is ever concerned about you or your gift until you start actually walking in it?
Fifth thought - Why do people act like you are not in the office they think they are in just because you don't act like them? You make yourself a servant and they want to be served. SAME office but two different approaches with two different outcomes.
Here are the five thoughts we will be addressing throughout these series of blogs, along with other nuggets. I look forward to hearing from you!
As we prepare to go into a new year I want to just speak this into your life. Get ready, if you can receive it, to walk in a double portion anointing.
Just as Elisha needed a double portion of the spirit of Elijah to confront the evil of his day, we will need a double portion of the anointing on our lives to address the evils of this day. We are going to see manifestations of glory in the area of evangelism and outreach that will begin to draw men and women into the house of God, rather than repel them.
There is arising in the land a company of prophets who will address what the last company of prophets walked by. This new company of Elisha's will move in power and manifested glory that will not overlook the condition of the House of God and those who blaspheme and mock the Spirit of God operating in His people.
Prepare for great prophetic fulfillment in 2017. We will see things that have been prophesied for generations coming to pass in the coming year and the revelation of Jesus Christ will unfold right before our eyes as His 2nd coming draws ever closer.
Many in the Body of Christ that have been lacking and in need for so long are going to begin to see the favor of God come to them in unexpected ways. Doors are going to open for the church to truly prosper in the Kingdom of God and allow others to come in as well. Full nets, about to break because of the catch shall be the picture you get in your mind when these things begin to happen. Where you have toiled and labored, there is not about to be a harvest.
God bless you!
(Eze_28:15 KJV) Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
It is obvious we are living in a perverted, warped and deceived generation, as we see the spirit of perversion and violence fill our streets, invading every facet of society, even to churches that have allowed this spirit to operate unopposed and unexposed.
Lucifer was an anointed Cherub, beautiful, the sum of perfection in God's creation of angelic beings but a time came when this most beautiful, gifted, anointed one begin to be lifted up with pride until he revolted, leading an army of angels in an unholy alliance who chose to follow him in rebellion . As a result of his rebellion against His Creator, He was kicked out of heaven into the earth.
God created Adam in His image and likeness and from his side He took a rib and made woman, who came forth from the man - MALE and FEMALE created He THEM. This was the institution of marriage, God's divine order. He established it to be this way, man had the seed, the woman had the capacity to carry the seed and cause it to be fruitful. Two men cannot produce a child, neither can two women. God created man and woman to perfect childbearing but Lucifer has perverted it and now a child with two mommy's or two daddy's can only accept the perverted truth of the parents that God approves of this and go to a church where someone in a pulpit with a title can validate them. Anybody who says they are Christian and opposes this lie are labeled bigots, conservatives, extremist, etc. but what that child is unaware of is this, God never changed the truth of His word and never will. This is why God destroys a people, when they become so perverse and wicked in their heart that they no longer obey God's Word and they raise generation of children who do not know the truth or God, then He must act.
There is no homosexual or lesbian who is living openly in this perversion of love that will go to heaven. That is not popular today but it is still the truth. There is a perverting of the perfected in America.