Australia Kneels : Week 4 – Day 1

  

How Can I Get Closer To God ??

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Deutoronomy 30:15-20

15  See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 
16  In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
17  But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18  I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
19  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
20  That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Our words are seeds that bloom in future hopes and fears…

The Utterances of God

By Francis Frangipane

Much of what we are living today we were speaking yesterday. Of course, not everything in one’s future is determined by his words. However, in real ways, our words are seeds that bloom in future hopes and fears; they are the trailblazers of our future, the pioneers of our tomorrows.

Still, most of us are too casual, or ignorant, about the weightiness of our words. Recall: it was Jesus Himself who warned, “For every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.” He continued, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matt. 12:36-37 NKJV)

We will each stand before God and give an account for our words. We actually will be justified or condemned by the things we uttered in life. In truth, idle words create idols, false realities and hollow goals, to which we bow down and serve.

The Kernel of Life or Death

There is a weightiness to words, a spiritual substance within our words, and that substance has the power to impact those who receive them. Jesus said His words were “spirit and [they] are life” (John 6:63). The substance in Christ’s words is eternal life, and believing His words transforms us.

So also our words can contain either life or, conversely, they can contain death. If I wrote a string of profanities, blasphemies and curses, would not the vileness of such words, at least temporarily, degrade your soul with their toxic affect? Our words, manipulated by hell, can actually become weapons the enemy uses to destroy us and wound others, as Job challenged his so-called friends: “To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?” (Job 26:4)

When we slander or gossip, we must ask ourselves: Whose spirit is being expressed through us? You see, Satan seeks to use our words against us. With our words, we criticize but do not pray; we judge without showing mercy. These things immediately affect our future. Satan knows that if he can capture our tongues, he can capture our future. As it is written: “The tongue…sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.” (See James 3:2-6)

The devil can take our careless, insensitive words and literally crush people with them. Although a word has no measurable mass, it can become an unbearable burden on a person’s soul, especially a harsh word spoken in anger. It can actually destroy another’s life.

Still think words are unimportant? A definite aspect of our salvation unfolds when we “confess with [our] mouth Jesus as Lord.” (Rom. 10:9) Our confession takes salvation out of the vague, provisional state and makes it a distinct, effective dimension of our life. Our confession of faith in all things helps chart our lives in a Godward direction.

Prayer itself is the expansion of the heart toward God through words, and when you pray according to the will of God, your words begin to shape your future in God.

Combining Spiritual Thoughts with Spiritual Words

“Now we have received . . .the Spirit who is from God, that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.” (1 Cor 2:12-13)

As we combine spiritual thoughts with spiritual words, the things freely given us by God begin to manifest in our lives. This is not to say that merely repeating words has power, as if by magic. No. However, the Bible calls us to combine “spiritual thoughts with “spiritual words,” enabling new dimensions to open in our relationship with God.

Becoming Like Christ, the Word

The church is beginning to realize its singular purpose is to be like Christ. To be like Jesus, however, is to be purified in both heart and speech. James said that “if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man.” (James 3:2) Our words, therefore, are a measure of our maturity.

Or consider Isaiah. When this mighty prophet saw the Lord, he was immediately convicted concerning his words. Isaiah said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips.” (Isa. 6:5) Taking a burning coal from the altar, the first thing the Lord cleansed was Isaiah’s speech.

Likewise, when we truly see Jesus, our words will also be brought under the burning coal of divine conviction; a process of cleansing will begin. Thus, Peter says, “Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God.” (1 Pet. 4:11)

It is an honor to be anointed to speak a timely word; it is a greater honor to speak a timeless message. Christ spoke both. If we were, this day, required to stand before God, would our words justify us or condemn us? Would we be honored for speaking the utterances of God?

Lord, put a guard over my heart that I might not sin with my mouth. Master, purify me that my words might be the expression of Your heart. Help me to crucify my instinct to talk. May I serve You as one entrusted to speak, as it were, the utterances of God.

Francis Frangipane
www.frangipane.org

Our Worship Song for the Week:

Notice how God’s Love Overcomes Fear

Amazing Grace (My chains are gone)  

By Michael W Smith

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below
Will be forever mine, will be forever mine
You are forever mine

 

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Giglio Louie

 

Ps Jeff Daly – National Day of Repentance

Remove the enemy’s trick of fear by calling on and believing God’s Word:

Luke 12:32; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 John 4:18, Matthew 4:17 and John 15:16!

Don’t fear, it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom!

REPENT to join the Kingdom, Matthew 4:17; stop playing church; make Him Lord of your life, having repented, and He gives you His Holy Spirit!

The Holy Spirit IS GREATER THAN any spirit in the world including fear.

With His Holy Spirit in you, then ask Him His life purpose for you: John 15:16. That life purpose from Him will give you DEEP joy with which you can then love others, John 15:17; and perfect love casts out fear 1 John 4:18.

HALLELULIAH !!

Ps Jeff Special for today:   

Repent to become an Overcomer and sit with Him. Rev. 3:19-21

The Risen Christ, speaking in Revelation 3: 18-22 is right on point, and speaks to us personally as well as to our church or nation:  I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

My good friend Jane Snyder has written an excellent teaching on being an overcomer. Please also consider donating to her vital ministry, www.melchizedekstreasure.com

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Lamp of Christ Africa

So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, 

and may glorify your Father who is in the heavens. Matt 5:16

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Repent to become an Overcomer and sit with Him. Rev. 3:19-21

 

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.21  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

 

Dearest Lord, I repent for: 

1. Ignoring You. 

2. I have left You out of MY life, pretending that I was the boss, even after giving my life to You. 

3. I don’t even check with You on so many decisions. 

4. Then, I don’t even want to wait for Your answers if I do check.

Father, forgive me. I am begging You to convict me when I offend You. Please Lord forgive me. I thank you for the blanket of your blood, for my sins.

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Lord, I repent for not listening for Your voice. I know that You desire my fellowship. Even though I am a woman who is second in line of Your highest creation, still, that You value me is my great reward.

Let me always hear Your knock. Let me always open. I hate my behavior toward You. I repent and desire Your forgiveness. I invite you in. I long for You.

I receive Your forgiveness and the cleansing by Your shed blood. IN Jesus Name.

Amen

 

I repent from my thought life. I know that it is not a secret. Let me see it as a broadcast to the world. Give me overcoming power. I know that there is Your cleansing, but then I must overcome to keep clean.

 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne.

Lord, I can think of so many instances I have not been an overcomer. I repent of my laziness in giving up too early. I repent of not grabbing Your promises and holding on tight. 

Lord, I know that we overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev. 12:11 

Yet, so many times I forgot to apply these spiritual gifts to overcome my troubles, temptations, and my anger. I repent of being spiritually lazy. Please cover me with the blood of Your Son and know that I desire to sit with You on Your throne.  

Amen 

 

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I FINISHED WRITING. 

1. Immediately after I wrote this Jesus appeared very close to me on my left side and spoke these words to me, “Thank you for writing this.”  At the time, I took it to mean He was thanking me for all of these Repentance topics I am addressing. 

But now, I think it is for this particular overcoming message, “Repent to become an overcomer and sit with Him.

Rev.3;19-21 

1. Today when I joined an Africa Kneels Repentance zoom meeting, a South African Prophet named Deon Hammer posted this on the chat and said it was for someone. I took it inside of me in hope. He later told me that it was for me.

The Lord is saying unto you YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER!!! The Lord is seeing what you are going through. He is saying all your tears of sadness will turn into tears of gladness. Amen!!!” 

This is God speaking a second time to verify the importance of the Overcomer Repentance message AND the prophetic message above FOR US!

Receive it and look up with a smile! 

 

YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER!

 

(This is what repentance can do.)

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Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.