Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Power of the Spoken Word

I mentioned before that the spoken word has power. Dutch Sheets wrote a book on Intercessory Prayer. After reading it I understand a lot more about proclaiming something before God. Many times this term is used to "ask" God for something and then expect it to happen simply because you asked for it. Proclaiming is not asking. Proclaiming is speaking forth. If you continue to speak positive the word of God you make it more and more difficult for satanic attacks to take hold. If you speak only negatively about something you give power to darkness. Example: if I go around constantly saying "Oh my kids didn't finish school, they are never going to make it in life, they are never going to get a good job..." This opens the door for Satan and limits the power of God. What I should be saying is: "Lord God of heaven you are the master, creator and all powerful, my children are a gift from you. I give them into your hands guide their lives and fulfill your plans for them. You entrusted them to me for a little while and now they are grown and I give them back into your care." These prayers from a mother's heart are heard by heaven and give God the release to begin to work things in their lives to make His plan for their life come about. The child still has to act upon these opportunities but you open doors for them with your prayers.
If you want in depth knowledge on this you can read this book. But as it was explained to me the power of God to work in this world is activitated by the spoken word. If you are reading your Bible you will remember passages where God tells a prophet to pray for something, as He did when He told Elijah to pray to stop the rain, and then again to pray to make it rain again. This is not an instant "switch" that activates God's power, sometimes there is opposition. Daniel was one of the most powerful prayer warriors that ever lived and even he experienced opposition. Daniel 10: 12-14 reads "Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard and I have come in response to them. But the Prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the cheif princes, came to help me, because I was detained there withe the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."
So you see even when God sends an angel to answer people's prayer there os opposition from Satan's relm. We must continue to pray. To speak out in a positive manner. God set this up to work this way after man's fall in Eden. Satan was given rule over this earth until such a time as only God knows and Christ will return. During this time we must seek God, our power lies within us, the Holy Spirit. If anyone tells you there is not a spiritual war going on right now they are lying to you. Put your armor on (Ephesians 6: 10-18) every day and speak out against all evil and all of the princes of darkness. God Bless You.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Ever stop and just think, where is God? Why do I have to go through the things I do? Is Jesus real and if He is why can't I see Him? He is real, He is there I know that, but I want to feel Him. I am a Pentacostal. If you are not familiar with that term I will explain. Pentacostal goes back to that time in the book of Acts where Christ's deciples were told to go to the upper room and wait. This was after He was crusified and died and rose again. Jesus appeared to many after that hundreds in fact. Pentacost is 50 days after the Passover, which Jesus had celebrated with His disciples just before His death. There were 120 in the room when the Holy Spirit entered in as a rushing wind, then tongues of fire appeared over their heads. And then the Holy Spirit entered into them and they began speaking in other languages as The Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4. Many believe that this was a one time thing. It is not, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would enter into all who believe in Him. Speaking in tongues seems to frighten many. There is nothing to fear. You don't lose control and get taken over by this mysterious spirit.
Speaking in tongues is two fold. One is a private prayer language between you and God, you can do this anytime you want to speak to Him. Many do so when their heart is full and words won't come. It is called praying in the Spirit. You will not understand the language that you utter it is the Spirit speaking through you. There is power in the spoken word, that is why Jesus said be careful what you say, let no idle words come forth. Remember God spoke the world into existance. Well that is another subject. The other time you may speak in tongues is for the edification of the church or unbelievers. At this time you will seak out the words as The Holy Spirit directs, and this may be another language of the world. Sometimes it is a message for another who understands that language. When it is for the edification of the church it is usually an ancient language and the Spirit will prompt someone else in the church to interpret. Being this close to God is awsome. sometimes you can physically feel Him. I have not yet given a message in tongues, but I speak to Him daily. I speak forth in my prayer language to allow the Holy Spirit to communicate to God what is in my heart that I can't find words for, or to just let the Spirit use me as a mouthpiece. Remember the spoken word has power. You can speak forth good or evil it is your choice.
I know this is a lot to take in, especially if you are not Pentacostal, but it is nothing to be afraid of. The great thing is that Satan cannot understand what you are saying to God when you speak in your prayer language. He may understand a message in tongues that is in other languages, but no matter he can't do a thing about it. Well I have some school work to do. I come back tomorrow. Peace to you, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. John 11:25,26.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome Friends

Today is a new day. God is on the throne and Jesus is King.
I am just beginning a new era in life. I am in school after 15 years. I plan to teach and if the Lord permits I will go abroad on missions. But that is in the long scope of things. Right now I am starting a blog to encourage others to voice inner feelings on faith.
I knew I wanted to start this blog but I was un-prepared to write today. There is no necessity to talk about personal things, except what is most personal and that is a relationship with Jesus. I have questions and observations so I am sure many other people do too. My thoughts on this blog are going to be strictly Biblical. I am not a believer in man made traditions. What I believe I have to be able to find in the Bible. Sometimes it is difficult to understand especially if you are a new believer. A wise pastor told me that if you pray for wisdom before reading the bible, God will reveal what you need to know, no matter how many times you have read it before. You see God's Word is not just a book, it is The Living Word. God speaks through His word as you are prepared to recieve it.
I will return to address this subject more. God Bless. Romans 10: 9,10