Friday, January 18, 2008

You are FORGIVEN!

It was our sins that nailed Him to the cross. But our sins He has forgiven us both then and now and forever.. You are FORGIVEN!!

As Far As The East


What was it? I can't remember
All I can remember is the hill
The roughness of the timber
And the piercing of the steel

As far as the East is from the West
I will remember no more this day
Any of your sins

Talking about things past?
All I heard was the prayer
Which will forever last
For it is covered by my love

As far as the East is from the West
I will remember no more this day
Any of your sins

Dwelling on sins of Yesterday?
I see the glory of the resurrection
The work I finished that day
Receive this day my promise

As far as the East is from the West
I will remember no more this day
Any of your sins

Joe Greenwell


Oh! how Jesus loves us so. He has cleansed us, covered us and now holds us tightly in His loving arms.

Friday, January 11, 2008

God's Faithful Ones

This writing was inspired by a dream that the Holy Spirit gave me on June 24th of 1999 early in the morning. I seen men and women laying themselves on an altar of fire. But there were some that would not lay themselves on this altar. It was revealed to me that the ones who did were the Faithful Ones of God. He was purifying them of all unrighteousness and preparing them for the last days before His return. The Spirit of the Lord then explained the meaning of dream to me. And is as follows:
Making our bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God is our reasonable service.


Are we willing to lay ourselves on the altar of the Lord and let His consuming fire try us and purify us so that He can bring us forth as pure gold? Placing ourselves on the altar of the Lord to be consumed by His fire is a hard thing and even painful to our flesh. In the fire we will be cleansed, all our impurities will be burned up. Are we willing to forsake and sacrifice those things in our lives that are keeping us from growing closer to the Lord? Are we willing to let go of all our insecurities? Are we willing to say "Not my will but yours be done" just like Jesus did? Jesus knew the suffering that was ahead. He knew the pain that was to come, but, He also knew the joy that was ahead after enduring the sufferings of the cross. He saw the victory, the reward, the crown.


Some will be afraid because it is to big of a sacrifice for them and they will make excuses. Others will willingly step into the fire, they are the ones that can't deny the powerful driving force that is within them. They will forsake all just so they can see the ONE who forsook all for them, FACE to FACE. Nothing in this world will hold them back or stop them. They will lay their lives on the line, risking it all. They are GOD'S FAITHFUL ONES. They are truly soldiers of the cross. They are His precious most beautiful of all jewels that He holds in the palm of His hands. He's had them in His fire trying and purifying them. They are the soldiers of the last days. They will be the ones leading God's people into victory. They are the anointed Ones, full of the Holy Spirit. The zeal of God will be their banner. They will be known and easily recognized, for their eyes will burn with the Truth of God as well as the Love of God.


The enemy knows their name. He is battling them even now as to try and stop them from laying their lives on the altar of God. This very thought strikes fear into him. GOD'S FAITHFUL ONES are overcoming the enemy at this very moment. The enemy attacks, but it only drives them closer to their Lord. The enemy is thinking that if he continues to attack harder and more aggressively that GOD'S FAITHFUL will eventually grow weary and give-up. GOD'S FAITHFUL DO NOT GIVE UP THOUGH. They keep overcoming and drawing closer to their Lord, for they have gotten a revelation and know who they are in CHRIST JESUS.


They are fighting with the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.


They are speaking who they are in Christ Jesus. Their shield of Faith is quenching all the fiery darts of the wicked.


Truth girds their very being and exudes from them like a glorious Light. This glorious Light blinds the enemy but opens the eyes of GOD'S FAITHFUL ONES so that they can see clearly.


Their breastplates of Righteousness guards their hearts from pride, but fills their hearts with thanksgiving, praise and worship to the ONE that they adore.


Their shoes of Peace silences the terrors of the beast. Their helmet of Salvation illuminates with the Light of Hope for the lost and dying. Like a Lighthouse they will draw them in.


GOD'S FAITHFUL ONES are closing in on the enemy. He is surrounded. They are pressing in on him. Closer and closer they move in on the enemy. His space is getting tighter and tighter. Eventually he will be snuffed out by the FAITHFUL ONES OF GOD. Jesus has the victory, therefore we have the victory!!!Hallelujah!!!!



Now.......... I ask again are we willing to lay our lives on the altar of the Lord?




Thursday, January 3, 2008

He Knows You

As we begin this New Year of 2008. I desire all who may come across this posting to be encouraged and realize that God truly cares for you. Every intimate detail of your life is important to Him. You are His child and He is your Creator and your heavenly Father. He knows you better than anyone. He knows your likes and dislikes. He rejoices when you are rejoicing. He is acquainted with your heartaches and sorrows. He is your friend that sticks closer than a brother. You are known by Him and He longs for you to share with Him your life and all that you are (your dreams, heartaches, desires, hopes and joys, etc.).
God desires your communion with Him and this brings Him great joy because you are His child. God has not waited for you to come to Him though for He has already come to you. He made the first steps toward you. He thinks of you always and lets you know what you mean to Him. How does He do this, you may ask. When your heart is heavy, He will come and dry your tears and offer to you His love and peace which passes all understanding. He is not condemning nor will He ever turn His back on you. When joy sweeps over you He will rejoice with you. Your joy is His joy. Read His love letter to you (the Bible) everything has been written down just for you.
To be known of God is for our benefit, for our good, for our blessings. He is the ultimate Giver. He gives and gives and then gives some more. Ask yourself this question; Do you think He only knows "of" you, or that He truly knows You? This is an important question. You must first understand that God intimately knows you and truly cares for you. And before you can truly know Him you must first know this about Him concerning you. Did you get that? I hope you did. Let me give you an example. Let's use a parent/child relationship, being that we are talking about our relationship as a child to our heavenly Father. If a parent only knew "of" their child they might say something like this; My son is 18,he has blond hair and blue eyes. He is attending college right now and studying to be a Doctor. Oh Yeah! and he is 1 of 4 sons. Right now he is working part time at a bank until he completes his studies. He has a red sports car and is trying to save his money so that he can soup it up some more. That is an example of knowing of him. To know him, the parent would maybe say something like this; My son has a heart to help people. He loves people and he enjoys bringing comfort and joy to them. He's very gifted in being hospitable and enjoys taking others for rides in his sports car. He always has a smile or a kind word to say to those who he senses might be discouraged. He is a very loyal and committed person. He has a lot of wisdom for his age and is very courteous and conscientious about thinking before he speaks. He is a young man of integrity and honor. His most favorite thing to do is to talk to others about the good books he has read. He has a tough time with his organizational skills though, that is something he is still working on. He loves working on his car and his favorite color is red. He enjoys dancing and he really knows how to make people laugh. Do you see the difference? Do you see how to know a son is so much more different than just knowing "of" him?
This is how God is with us. When He thinks of us, He thinks of our person, our character and what we love and enjoy, and what makes us happy and what makes us sad. He thinks on who we are and how we have been created by Him. He lets us know how proud He is of us. He has made each one of us unique and we have been created in His image. He tells us things like; You are the apple of my eye. I have chosen you. Nothing will separate you from me. I have loved you with an everlasting love. You are a priest and a king in my kingdom. I have made you the first and not the last. Nothing by any means will harm you. You are my beloved. You are a teacher in my kingdom. You have been crowned with my loving kindness. You are blessed of me and mighty in spirit. When God says these things, He is saying that He is proud of His children. The Potter knows His creation most intimately and He lets us know "if" we would but listen.
God has so much that He desires to give to us. He is the lover of our lives and His love is unconditional. His plans and desires for us are good. Know this my friend, when no one seems to really care, look to your Creator your Heavenly Daddy because no one will ever love and care for you more than Him. Only we can hinder ourselves from His love and attention by not receiving it from Him. What breaks my heart is that there are still so many people that have the mindset that God doesn't really concern Himself with them on an intimate level. I pray if that is you, you will break out of that mindset so that you may truly know the person and character of God and His awesome love for you.

Let it be revealed to you today that He truly knows you so that you may begin to know Him.

There is no high like the Most High

May we stop giving into temporary fleshly fixes. Our birthright is to have all that the Spirit has to give us. We have been given freedom, a...