Baptism of the Holy Spirit

 

God’s Truth Is Marching On !

What an awesome evening attending Jonathan Cahn’s service Friday night as he opened up and unveiled the scriptures in Daniel 9 concerning the detailed prophecies when Israel will celebrate their 70th anniversary of becoming a nation again on Monday, May 14.

The Legacy Of A Godly Mother

I want to encourage mothers to journal their time with God asking the Lord for “your daily bread.” After attentively waiting on Him in silence, pick up your pen and start writing in faith the precious words He is speaking to you. You will, in fact, be recording your spiritual history and walk with God. 

What a legacy to leave your children! We all keep albums of photos to record our biological history, so why not keep a record of our spiritual history. Our journals will be a silent witness of our footprints of faith that will challenge and deepen the spiritual journey of those who follows us. 

Dear Child,
As you write these words you are making inerasable footprints for others to follow, to show them the way to where I have taken you, that where I am you may also be, followed by your children and those whose lives you have touched. 

These footprints will be a legacy of gold tried by fire, the legacy of your faith walk with Me daily. These will be bearing fruit even after you are with Me.
Thus saith Papa. 

You will in fact be saying what Paul said to the church at Corinth.

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). 

Excerpt from my book “Developing a Secret History with God” 

 

The Feast of Pentecost

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We can learn so much of the depth of God’s plan of salvation as we journey back to these feasts celebrated by the nation of Israel. This weekend the church remembers its birthday as we observe Pentecost. Many of us do not realize the significance of this Jewish feast.

It was to be celebrated 50 days after the feast of First Fruits which followed Passover. We know that Jesus became our perfect Passover Lamb and was sacrificed for us on the Jewish Passover. Three days later was the glorious resurrection of our Lord on the Feast of First Fruits, for He was the first fruit of them that slept. Now how awesome is that for God’s planning and detail?

The following feast was 50 days later, 10 days after His Ascension, known to us as Pentecost. Travel with me for a few moments back in time to Mount Sinai. Rabbinic scholars believe that it was on this day that God visited His people after their exodus from Egypt after the first Passover and through Moses, brought the Law down from Mount Sinai. This earthshaking day of visitation, trembling, and betrothal was the first Pentecost 50 days after the Passover in Egypt and became  THE BIRTHDAY OF THE  NATION OF ISREAL. Moses brings down the Torah or Law for the nation. Because of sin 3,000 die under the Law. The Old Covenant was a national covenant between God and His covenant people. And so the nation of Israel was established. They commit to follow Him in devotion and obedience.

The fulfillment of this Feast of Pentecost witnesses God visiting His people this time by His Holy Spirit. This is another earthshaking day of visitation and betrothal. But on this occasion God’s Presence is not as unapproachable as on the former visitation back at Sinai. Moses had ordered 12 boundary markers placed around the foot of the mountain to hold back the people lest the fire of God flash out upon them. Amidst the thundering and lightning God came down as a consuming fire and blackened the entire summit. Only Moses could stand in God’s Presence. But this next Pentecostal visitation was quite different. Tongues of fire descended from heaven to rest upon consecrated individuals gathered to wait upon God. All of them had received Messiah and had come to know Him in a personal way in the New Covenant. And so just as Moses had seen the burning bush that was not consumed, the fire that came down and rested upon the 120 in the upper room, was not to consume them but to fill them with the Holy Spirit and with power. This was the beginning of the Holy Spirit outpouring. And Joel saw this coming to a peak at the 6th seal at the very end of the latter days. See Joel 2:28-32. Whereas 3,000 had died under the Law on the previous visitation 3,000 are now saved by Grace as the Apostle Peter preaches to the crowds. And so on this awesome day in holy history, the 7th day of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar, the Feast of Pentecost comes to its appointed New Covenant fulfillment. The Feast of Pentecost, the fourth of the Seven Feasts of Israel is taken up to the next level. It becomes THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH.

CHALLENGE: God is asking you through the words of the apostle Paul “Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed” Acts 19:2

You may be like the believers in Ephesus in Acts 19 who answer Paul “We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.” Be watching my video “The Baptism of the Holy Spirit” to answer questions and inspire you to seek your own Pentecost.

Praise Him in the Good Times and in the Bad Times do the Same

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In Everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I needed to be reminded of the following song today as I trust God for a healing and I believe someone else out there also needed to be uplifted by these lyrics today. Dear friend stand strong and see the salvation of the Lord!

When you’re up against a struggle, that shatters all your dreams
And your hopes have been cruelly crushed by Satan’s manifested schemes
And you feel the urge within you to submit to earthly fear
Don’t let the faith you’re standing in seem to disappear

Praise the Lord, He will work through those who praise Him
Praise the Lord, for our God inhabits praise
Praise the Lord, for the chains that seem to bind you
Serve only to remind you, that they drop powerless behind you
When you praise Him

Now, Satan is a liar and he wants to make us think
That we are paupers, when he knows himself we’re children of the King
So lift up the mighty shield of faith for the battle must be won
We know that Jesus Christ has risen and the work’s already done