MANIFESTATION – What Am I Manifesting Spirit or Flesh?

When we continually allow our flesh to keep manifesting the fruits of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21), the end results is that we would be of no good use to our Heavenly Father. Now when we allow Holy Spirit to work in and through us we will begin to manifest the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
We would either be liken to Hebrews 6:7 which says “When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God’s blessing.” Or we would be liken to verse 8 which says “But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it.”

Today I encourage us to examine ourselves to see which fruit have we been manifesting, fruit of the Spirit of fruit of the flesh, and choose this day who are we truly going to serve God or serve self.

I choose to serve God with my life as a living sacrifice which is truly reasonable.

Galatians 5:19-21

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 

Galatians 5:22-23
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 

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Obedience

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1 John 2:3-5 “And we can be sure that we know Him if we obey His commandments. If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love Him. That is how we know we are living in Him.”

Obedience is a condition of the heart. Jesus said in John 14:15 IF you LOVE Me you will OBEY what I Command.” It also takes truly loving God to obey Him, 1 John 2:5 reads “But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love Him. That is how we know we are living in Him.”

When we don’t walk in obedience to God’s word it’s because we don’t truly love Jesus (John 14:23), we speak it with our lips but our heart is far away from Him. Scripture says that God is with those who obey Him (Psalm 14:5). Abba wants us to obey His Commandments wholeheartedly (Deuteronomy 26:16). When we reflect on who God is and His goodness, it will move our hearts to obey His instructions.

Obedience to YHVH brings good results but disobedience brings bad results.

Jeremiah 42:6 “For if we obey Him, everything will turn out well for us.”

Romans 2:8 “But He will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness.”

Jesus said that walking in obedience to His commandments will keep you in His love.

John 15:10 “When you obey My commandments, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.”

I close with this scripture for us to meditate on, Romans 6:16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.

Abba, Be good to your servants, that we may live and obey Your word in Jesus name. LORD, You are mine! I promise to obey Your words, Your instructions are wonderful O LORD, no wonder I deeply desire to obey them! Your justice is eternal, and Your instructions are perfectly true Abba, joyful are those who obey Your Commandments and search for You with all their hearts (Psalm 17, 57, 129, 142 & 2). Holy Spirit keep my heart filled with love for Jesus so I can continually and completely walk in obedience to Him so that I will remain in His love, so He can lavish His unfailing love on me, in His mighty name I pray.

Revelation 2:26 “To all who are victorious, who obey Me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations.”

2016-A SEASON OF LIGHT by Bill Burns

LightJanuary 4, 2016:

You are entering into a season of light.  The light that brings revelation and reveals My presence is upon you.  Even though darkness is increasing on earth, My glory shall rest upon those who are Mine, says the Lord.  You shall begin to shine forth in My kingdom, so be filled with joy.  For, it is the season to do so.  Isaiah 60:1-2  Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

This scripture is spoken of prophetically in Isaiah 21:11-12 where the Lord asks a question of the prophets:  “Watchmen what of the night (darkness)?”  The watchman says, “The morning (light) comes in the darkness (night).

And, then to the prophets the Lord says, “Return to Me, come back to your calling, and then inquire of Me; ask and it (My word) shall be given.”

The light that is coming will come with the prophetic word that is pure.

2 Peter 1:19-21  And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

The light that guides us in the darkness that is all around us will be given to us by the Lord.

Revelation 2:28  “I will give him the Morning Star.”  Prophetic light!

Signs of Confirmation

1.  On June 30th of 2015 the Star of Bethlehem was visible.  It was over 2,000 years ago that it was first seen.  In Matthew 2:2 the wise men said, “We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

2.  The Christmas Moon:  A full moon on December 25 is a sign of the light of this season.  The moon is a symbol of the Church, which is the reflected light of the Sun. (Malachi 4:2)

The Purpose of the Light is to enable us to see clearly, to know God’s presence, and to receive revelation (understanding) and inspiration, and to reveal destiny.

Satan has been hindering our ability to see clearly.

The Lord says that the enemy has been bringing a spiritual fog into your spiritual atmosphere. This has caused you to be unable to see clearly. It has created doubt around the things that you are making decisions for. It has caused you to be unclear about that which you are to pray and that which you are to do. But, the Lord says, “Watch now for I bring My wind. And, I will remove the fog, which has encased you. I will remove from you the obstruction that has kept you from seeing clearly. You are now entering into the season of light and the glory of this season shall come with great clarity, great purpose of mind and the greatness of strength of the anointing of My Spirit. Expect Me to clear the atmosphere that has hindered you so that you may see clearly all things, says the Almighty.”

Healing and Provision will come with the light of this season.

Small Straws by Marsha Burns:  In a vision I saw a very great multitude of broken people, and I could feel God’s work of repairing and bringing to perfection each individual who asked Him for help.  It was a deep, spiritual work for everyone who made an effort to come into His presence and extend even the smallest amount of faith.  It was a profound and abiding work.  Powerful!  Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Small Straws by Marsha Burns:  For those of you who have been absolutely obedient to do all that I have asked of you in recent days and weeks, I am coming to you to reward you.  I will open the heavens and pour out My glory upon you in ways that you would never have considered, says the Lord.  Watch and be amazed.
Isaiah 40:10   Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

John 3:2   Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Colossians 1:12   Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

If God is providing the light for us in this season, then we must walk in His light if we are to receive the blessings of the season.

1 John 1:5-7  This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Psalm 119:105  Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

We must also wear the armor of the season.

Romans 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

Fight the good fight, knowing that the enemy will be revealed by the light.

And, we must watch!

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6  You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.  Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

Ephesians 5:13-14  But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.  Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”

The New Anointing for this season is “Strength For Victory.”  This anointing will bring the power required for breakthrough and victory.

2 Corinthians 2:14  Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

This new season is bringing a new anointing that will create the next phase of existence.

Small Straws by Marsha Burns:  You are about to enter a new phase of existence, but there are things that need to be finished before you can forge ahead.  Make the best use of your time and opportunities to deal with issues that would hinder you in the future, says the Lord.  I will give you discernment, wisdom, and guidance to do all that is necessary.  Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.

This anointing will change the spiritual atmosphere that we live in.  Doubt and fear will not be able to hinder the new level of faith that this anointing will bring.

Divine Order

The process of divine order will continue the progression of God’s purposes among His people.

We find ourselves continuing to be ordered by God so that we can fulfill our destiny for such a time as this.

Small Straws by Marsha Burns:  If you are to live in My Spirit and establish yourself in divine order, you must do all that I ask, says the Lord.  You, My people, have come a long way, but you must push through until your obedience is fulfilled.  Don’t stop short of your goal, but rather push through to complete freedom from all that holds you back.  1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

The End Times

I believe that we are living in the end times, or in the words of our Lord in Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always even to the end of the age.”

And, the apostle Paul referred to these days in:
2 Timothy 3:1  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

In these last days Satan will continue to promote fear and unbelief as they relate to the current events-events such as terrorism, civil unrest, adverse weather and economic decline.

However, we must realize that God has provided the antidote for overcoming Satan’s activity.
2 Timothy 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Ephesians 3:12  “In Jesus we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”  Read Hebrews chapter 11, and renew your position of faith.

1 John 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.

Meditate on and apply these scriptures to your circumstances, and you will be victorious.

Judgment will continue to manifest because of the unrighteous decrees, which governments make.

Isaiah 10:1  “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they have prescribed.”

God’s Provision

God is now bringing His wind to remove the fog, which has kept you from seeing clearly.  This will continue into the spring of the year and then He will bring His spiritual rain to wash away the dust (defilement) left by Satan’s attacks.

Zechariah 10:1  Ask the LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone.

Acts 14:17  “Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

Ask for God’s rain because His blessings will come with it.  Your new season will be filled with fruitfulness (blessings).

Conclusion

This season will bring opportunities to grow spiritually as a Christian.  The Lord will be with you to lead and guide you through these tumultuous times.  You will be changed by the glory of the One who will be with you.

2 Corinthians 3:18  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The new season has begun.  You will not be disappointed if you choose to take this spiritual journey into 2016.

SIMPLIFY AND FORTIFY by Bill/Marsha Burns

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January 1st 2016
We are prophetically making our way to another new plateau, a higher level in the realm of the Spirit.

The instructions from the Lord are to Simply and Fortify. Our progression will require our undivided attention to stay on course. If we are too scattered, we will miss the importance of the season and make mistakes that could be hard to fix. We must have enough clarity to hear and obey His leading.

In a vision I saw a man making his way up a very steep mountain to reach the place where he would build his house. As he climbed he got tangled in vines and weeds that hindered his ascent. And, I heard the Lord say, “I’m taking you, My people, to a new dwelling place in the Spirit. It is higher than you have ever been. However, the enemy will try to prevent your progression. You must resist the temptations that entangle you and keep you from your destination.”

“I want to bring you to a new and higher spiritual level where you can begin to see with clear perspective. From this place your life will be a process of unfolding step by step as I go before you to prepare the way for My purposes to be revealed and demonstrated in your life. Take an inventory of your mental and spiritual condition. You are still in the simplify-and-fortify process as change continues to position you for My highest and best. Make an honest assessment of what is important to you, and adjust your priorities so that you truly seek first My kingdom,” says the Lord.

Life is in knowing what you live for:
It is up to each one of us to find the common denominator of life and to measure our selves against this standard.
Connection
It will be more important than ever in the perilous times we live in to stay connected to God and develop a vital relationship with Him instead of doing external religious exercise. We must stay present with God so that we are able to hear, see, and know by the Spirit. This will be a requirement for the Body of Christ this year.
John 17:11 “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Truth and Freedom
It is time to break away from everything that keeps us from optimal spiritual freedom.
John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

We must let go of the past before we can move forward with freedom.

“I am calling you to know true freedom, which will be the result of no guile, no control or manipulation, no unreasonable expectations, and no spiritual clutter. I want you to be unencumbered and free enough to trust Me completely. This is the beginning of a new era of righteousness and purity. Let freedom ring. Recognize and abandon every form of managing or exploiting other people for personal gain,” says the Lord.
Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalms 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
1 Peter 3:10 For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”

Obedience
Complete obedience is more important than ever, and it will be a huge factor this year. We will now incorporate changes that have occurred into a time of stability on this higher level. We must be true to what the Lord has instructed and led us to do without deviation. Perfect and divine purpose requires perfect obedience.

Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

Purity
We must keep our spiritual space clean and clear, striving to maintain pure thoughts, motives and actions.
Pure and undefiled religion before God–
James 1:
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Jesus is once again overturning the tables in the temple.

John 2:13-16 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”

Words from the Lord to the Body of Christ–2016:

“You have been in the process of coming into divine order and of streamlining all that I have called you to do and to be. What you have done will stand and be a place of peace, but you must maintain that position because the enemy of your soul will fight you for it.

“You will be tested in ways that will reveal how and where you compromise. You will see how you justify yourself in wrong attitudes and patterns of behavior. Then, you will have the opportunity to choose the most righteous position and carry it out.

“Hear the cry of the Spirit calling you to come higher. It is time to put all laziness behind you and put forth the effort to walk and live at the highest level of your spiritual revelation and understanding. This will require transcending religious tradition.
“Desire to live and practice precise discernment. You will be able to experience and exhibit keen insight that will result in good judgment and righteous decisions. Do not deviate from this position through selfish ambition.

“This will be a season when you can overcome and forgive yourself for mistakes of the past and move into a phase of creativity and productivity beyond what you could have imagined. Rejection must become a thing of the past and not something that defines your life.
“You have justified taking advantage of other people as a means to survival, but I tell you truthfully that I am your avenue of not only surviving, but of thriving. I will cause you to thrive in extraordinary ways if you consciously and deliberately stop all exploitation.
“It is time to face the root of your pain and trust Me to bring healing to your body as well as your soul and spirit. I am the supreme healer; access by faith.

“You must cut the anchors-everything that prevented you from your potential, and kept you from moving forward in My purposes for you. Your steps of advancement and achievement must then become platforms of thanksgiving and worship, which is necessary to your success.
“Unselfishness will become a pathway to reward as you give of yourself, your time, and your resources. Your generosity is a sweet fragrance to Me.
“Embrace and revitalize the gifts that I have bestowed upon you spiritually and in the realm of creative expression.  Do not minimize or neglect what I have counted as precious in My sight.”

Selfishness In The Marriage

Selfishness within a marriage, ultimately leads to divorce if not dealt with. The Word of YHVH sMarriage - One in Christays in ‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:6-8‬ ‭AMP “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. [Gen. 1:27; 5:2.] For this reason a man shall leave [behind] his father and his mother and be joined to his wife and cleave closely to her permanently, And the two shall become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. [Gen. 2:24.]”

Selfishness has no place in a marriage God called a husband to become one with his wife, selfishness is poison to a relationship. There are different reasons why couples get divorce but when we look at the root cause you will find that it’s because of selfishness and the root cause of selfishness is Pride.

Becoming one means one in heart, mind and flesh your desires are now God’s desire for both your lives so they would the same desire. It takes a completely selfless person to love as Jesus instructed us to love one another, love our neighbors as we love ourselves and a husband to love his wife as Christ loves the Church (John 15:12, Matthew 22:39 & Ephesians 5:25).

In order for a marriage to be successful it needs two selfless people, each valuing the needs of the other above their own. True love has no room for selfish ambition. True love is not envious, it’s not boastful, it’s not arrogant, it’s not rude, it’s not irritable or resentful. True love bears all things, it believes all things, it hopes in all things, it endures all things (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

God’s way of loving means we need to be delivered from the spirit of pride and lay aside our selfish ambitions, because no greater love has no one than to lay down their life for another, like Messiah did for us.

“For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” James‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NKJV

 

ISIS How Do We Respond by Alice McGee

The News reports that ISIS says that they have enough trained fighters in 15 states to do the same thing here as they did in Paris.
 
What do we do? It’s time for us, the Army of the Lord, to arise and follow Him into battle for the United States. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against Satan and his evil. We will repent of our sins and submit ourselves totally to God. Then we will fight, not with the weapons of this world, but with the only weapons that can win. If we fight by the sword we will die by the sword. The weapon that brings the defeat of darkness is applying the victory that Jesus won through the cross to our nation.
 
First: Recognize that God is greater than any threat. The reward of those covered by the Passover blood of Jesus and living in Him is righteousness, safety, and peace.

Second: We will not fear but boldly run into the fray of society proclaiming the good news of the Gospel of Christ. The harvest is ripe.

Third: We know that if God be for us, who can be against us. He has promised to thwart all the evil plans of the enemy. In Him, we walk in His calling and purpose and can destroy the works of the evil one.

Fourth: Know the power of your weapons-love, peace, forgiveness, holiness, repentance, and all of the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. These are not just for us but are POWERFUL to change society! Give these things to everyone that you meet and then go out and find more people to give them to.
 
The Lord is raising up an army worldwide. He prepares our hands for war. He puts a warrior anointing upon us. He puts the declarations of FAITH in our mouths. In HIM we live and move and have our being and we are hidden in HIM. He fills us with HIS power, holiness, and presence. When He takes us into the fray, the enemies scatter away from the Lord in us, in 7 ways! Demons cannot stay in the presence of the Lord! It is torture to them. In Europe this Summer, our team began to pray about the terrorists. The Lord interrupted us and said ” YOU are the terrorists!” Church, do you know that you strike terrible fear into the enemy? He has no weapon against your weapons.
 
When we work in the streets here in NC and elsewhere, we have seen people who came at us filled with demons literally stop and bow when they were about 20 feet away. The demons would not approach. When we go into a fight, the demons flee and the people lose all their desire to fight. The demons of violence are gone. Church, we are PEACEMAKERS. We live inside the God of Peace Of whom shall we be afraid?
 
The message of God to the world right now is: Choose you THIS DAY who will you serve. The time for this decision is now short. We pray that France will take this horrible event as a wake up call and repent and be saved. The wages of sin is death. France CHOOSE JESUS!! Then the destroyer will be held back by the Lord. If not, and sin continues to reign, the results of that sin will bring destruction on France and spread to all places that reject God.
 
When Northern Europe was in slavery to Russia, 2 million people made a human chain along the Soviet border from Ukraine to the Baltic Sea. It is called the Singing Revolution. They repented, worshiped and sang their national anthems. The Berlin wall fell, the nations received their independence and freedom-all without a shot fired or a person lost. The Lord fought for them. Later the Russians invaded Latvia. While they were still by the border, the Latvians prayed, repented, and went each one to the porch of his house and sang. The troops and tanks suddenly left and Latvia was free! Will we do this in America? Will we take to the streets and dedicate our cities to God? Will we call upon everyone to pray and serve the Lord? IN Christ, we can save our land.
 
Prayer Prarlyzes The Enemy

Psalm 35 Prayer


Abba, I come to You now in the Name of Jesus. I ask that You will plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive against me . I ask You to fight against them that fight against me. Lord, I have faith that You take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for me and to say unto my soul, “I am your salvation”. I have faith Lord that You will protect me from those that seek after my soul: let those be turned back that devises my hurt. I know Lord that the Angel of the LORD will protect me. I know Lord that my soul will be joyful in You and I will forever rejoice in my salvation. In Jesus name, Amen!