Create An Atmosphere Hebrews 1:7 “Of the angels He says: “He makes His angels spirits, and His servants a flame of fire” Did you know that you have the ability to create an atmosphere around you? Through your praise and worship to God – vocalizing your thanksgiving and adoration to the Lord you create the atmosphere of heaven. In heaven there is a continual flow of praise to God going on at all times. When you begin to enter into that realm of worship you are drawing heaven to earth. Once I had a dream where the Lord showed me that our vocalized worship is much more powerful than than all the decrees, prayers and other activities that we can engage in because it draws the angels of God. The angels of God are also engaged in worship continually. This is the atmosphere that ignites and empowers them to aid the saints here on earth – to give breakthrough and help to us. Release Thanksgiving Our prayers are obviously important as they are synergistically combined with the praise and worship we release to the Lord. A key aspect of worship and praise is that of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a game changer when it comes to our hearts. Complaint is just the opposite of giving thanks. When we are engaged in thanksgiving it displaces all complaining and puts the focus where it belongs. 1 Corinthians 10:9-10 “…nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and
The Blessing of His Glory Psalm 133:1-3 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like precious oil upon the head, that runs down on the beard— even Aaron’s beard— and going down to the collar of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, that descends upon the mountains of Zion, for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forever.” (the glory of God) When we come together as one in the Presence of God there is a tremendous blessing. This is why our gatherings are irreplaceable. There is nothing like what happens when we are together in His glory. God pours out His golden oil upon our heads where the impossible becomes possible. Devotional Life Keys Each of us should have their own devotional life with God – a life that has learned how to live in the Presence of God. It is a lifestyle that can be taught and is caught as well. There are keys for devotional life that help us to know how to consistently experience God’s Presence daily. Once these keys make the opening for experience there is a point where we have caught on to what living in the Holy Spirit is like. There is the counterfeit religious ritual, then there is the real thing – the living experience. Once it is caught you can go back to it. When people who have this experience come together in unity there is an exponential increase
Peaceful Dreams Job 33:15-17 “In dreams, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, that He might turn aside man from his purpose, and conceal pride from man.” “Sleep in heavenly peace”… God does give us heavenly peace and heavenly dreams. I came to the Lord at the age of 19. But it was some time before I ever had encountered God in a dream. I remember being on my university campus back around 1989. Being asleep in my dorm room in the middle of the night in a dream I saw myself standing in the middle of a field looking into the blue midnight sky. The stars were all very clear then suddenly I saw one star begin to grow, then explode and expand into a great light. I found myself traveling upward into this light with my body being changed and transformed into a heavenly body. Then I realized this was the Day of the Lord. There were two thought running through my head. One was that this was amazing and awesome for me as a believer in Jesus! The other thought was how terrible and horrible a day it was for those who didn’t know Jesus. I woke out of the dream shaking in my bed. Worship God Since then I’ve continued to have dreams on a regular basis. It is now very common place. Everyone
Our pursuit of God plays a key role in getting us recognized by God. God’s love is there for everyone, (John 3:16) in this sense God recognizes everyone, but being used in His Kingdom is a different story. (Luke 9:62) Imagine a radar, picture it in your mind, where you see the blips on that green screen where something is detected in a certain scope or sphere. This is a picture of how we are also recognized and detected on God’s all seeing radar. The eyes of the Lord search throughout the earth looking… (2 Chron. 16:9) Why does He have to search? Because not everyone is searching for Him. Not everyone is seeking His interests, but their own. God is looking for a true hunger and thirst for righteousness in our hearts. Come Alive When a radar detects an object – it is something substantial, moving and active. God detects our pursuit and hunger. It just happens – it does not go unnoticed! Heaven’s radar automatically detects when there is an engagement with heaven, when there is a churning of the spirit in pursuit of God and when there is a cry for awakening in the heart. When you put metal next to a magnet there will always be a pull. It is a natural law that is set in motion and will always stay the same. In the same way, there are spiritual dynamics that have been set in motion and will always stay the same. When we humble
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Luke 24:49 “And look, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.” God has called us to be a people who carry the substance of His Presence and have a live connection to the power of His Holy Spirit. Just as Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they receive “power” from on high. Jesus knew the essentiality of that power to our lives and for the gospel to be fully demonstrated. If the disciples would have gone out without following the words Jesus had spoken to them, not waiting to be clothed with the power of the Spirit in Jerusalem, it would have been a flop – no Holy Spirit, no power. When we look at the life of Jesus we see He was totally connected to the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus fasted for 40 days. (Mark 1:13) After that time He was anointed with power to heal all who were oppressed of the devil. The power of God breaks all oppression. As Jesus sought the face of God for 40 days sacrificially He was clothed with power for the task God had called Him to. Luke 4:14 “Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee. And His fame went throughout the surrounding region.” With Jesus as our example we cannot expect results, including changed lives, people set free from oppression, healing and miracles apart