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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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SIMPLIFY AND FORTIFY by Bill/Marsha Burns

Butterfly On Rocks
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.
 
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What you should know about the respiratory illness spreading among children

Here’s what you need to know as a parent:

Fox 59

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(CNN – Sept. 8, 2014) — Hundreds of children across the United States have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory illness. Scientists say they believe the bug to blame is Enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68.

Enteroviruses are common, especially in September, but this particular type is not. There have been fewer than 100 cases recorded since it was identified in the 1960s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s what you need to know as a parent:

What are the symptoms?

The virus usually starts like the common cold; symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and a cough. This is all that happens for most people who catch an enterovirus.

But some patients will get a severe cough, have difficulty breathing and/or develop a rash. EV-D68 is sometimes also accompanied by a fever or wheezing.

So when should you…

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“As In the Days of Nehemiah – It’s Begun” by Theresa Phillips

Nehemiah ChallengeAt a prayer meeting the Lord’s Presence came in so strong. I heard the intercessors praying for our nation – they were crying out for wisdom for our leaders, for our President, and loving Israel at the same time. It was as if I were hearing many sounds at the same time yet distinctly and uniquely different, but the cause was the same: The Cry was AS ONE!

“I love our Nation to LIFE TO LIFE!!” We were all crying out… and I was instantly reminded of Nehemiah.

A Vision of the Wall
I was seeing a scroll before me, an ancient scroll, and heard the words, “It’s begun.” In my vision, my senses were activated as the intercessors were praying. I saw a wall, a huge wall, that had been broken down. Holes were huge in the wall and the wall was old and ancient. Once beautiful and fortified, but now left to decay. Then as I looked at the wall, I saw an olive tree, small and green, growing out of the wall!

My heart was feeling torn in two. I was visually seeing brokenness and life at the same time. I began to cry inside of me, not outwardly, because I wanted the intercessors to continue to pray. I was being activated by those prayers! I kept in the vision, and I saw only a few men at first climbing onto that wall.

In one hand was a trowel and in the other The Word (Bible). Others began to come to the wall and they began to lift up tools to rebuild the wall. Those ON THE WALL were “weeping and repenting” for allowing the wall to fall into decay… They began to take the tools, while others beneath the wall began to brace the wall. They had come to HELP!

I lifted my head and I looked off into the distance and saw One man… One Man coming. He was headed to the wall. At first I was timid, until I recognized His garment was draped with flags of the nations. In that one garment were the flags of all the nations. On each flag was written all the different Christian denominations in the nations – Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Christian, etc.

As He neared the wall I saw His eyes, the pupil of His eyes, and I could see a banner. On that banner were the words “One Call”. I began to shudder. I knew he was nearing with a purpose – the Wall. Instantly I remembered Nehemiah.

Nehemiah 1:3-4, And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of Heaven.

As I remembered these Scriptures, I knew it was time to weep and pray and fast. I hear Him speak again: “Theresa, tell My people to rebuild: To cry aloud and spare not.”

Isaiah 58:1, “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet…”

“How Lord How?” I asked. He said, “I am about to show you something.”

I waited and nothing…

The Dream: We Are At War

Then that night, I had a dream that has shaken me to the core. I saw my husband, an Air Force Technical Sergeant, recalled to Washington (he is retired from 30 years of service). I watched him walk out of the driveway saying to me, “We are at War. Call them to pray and cry out to GOD.”

Still in the dream, I was standing in the very center of our driveway with our son… MY son walked close to me. “We are at War mom.” “Yes,” I said, “we must build a fortified wall.”

I awoke from the dream paralyzed with prayer, “GOD, save our nation. God Save our Nation!!”

I knew that my husband would not be recalled to Washington. I knew it was symbolic. We must change our clothes and GO and rebuild what has fallen down. We must ask Jesus to show us where we personally and corporately and regionally need to ask for His sovereign forgiveness. We must rebuild the ancient walls of our Christian spiritual covering that is being viciously attacked all across the world. I knew this…

I joined now with the prayer of Nehemiah. My whole heart is in this:

Nehemiah 1:11 “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.”

As I wept (I have done this for days), I have fully committed myself to the Prayer of Nehemiah. Because God said to me in a simple prayer meeting where the prayers were surrounding me: “As in the days of Nehemiah, it’s begun…”

The Prayer of Nehemiah

If you have it in your heart, will you please take this prayer and pray with me?

Nehemiah 1 (NKJV): Nehemiah Prays for His People

The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. It came to pass in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the citadel, that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” (Photo via deviantart)

So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of Heaven. And I said:

“I pray, Lord God of Heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments, please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.

Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations; but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name. Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.

O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

For I was the king’s cupbearer.

Nehemiah changed the city! He secured the people GOD heard! God Bless the Christians of the World.

God Bless America.

Dr. Theresa Phillips
Chicago Prophetic Voice
Email: Info@ChicagoPropheticVoice.net
Website: ChicagoPropheticVoice.net

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In a Vision Jesus Said, “Awaken, My Love. It is Time to Awaken” by Victoria Boyson

A Vision of the Bride

I saw a beautiful scene suddenly open up in my spirit of a peaceful garden filled with rest and serenity. Laying on a bed in the middle of the garden was a captivating, young woman clothed as a bride. Her hair was long and thick in a mass of perfect curls spread around her face and shoulders like a dark amber cloud. Her head was adorned with a simple, white garland of flowers seeming to belong to her like the thick tresses of her hair. She was absolutely the most beautiful bride I have ever seen – she took my breath away.

She lay like a portrait in peaceful tranquility on the cushioned bed surrounded by the artistic garden made to frame her. Her long, thick lashes and full red lips rested stilly while her flowing white chiffon gown lay perfectly spread about her as she slept. Everything about her exuded purity – uncluttered beauty unlike anything I had ever seen.

Jesus entered the garden and approached her as she slept.  As He gazed at her with awaited purpose, He bent down near her and touched her as He spoke, “Awaken, My love. It is time to awaken.” (Photo via telegraph.co.uk)

As she opened her eyes and sat up in her bed, Jesus stood back to watch her move. She looked at Him with anticipation and stood to her feet. She looked searchingly at herself and straightened her dress, rightly placing her hair, as if to dust off the remnants of her slumber. When she was quite certain she was ready, she looked at Him with eyes rich with anticipated love.

She ran to the Lord and threw her arms around His neck in an unbridled, playful way, but exuding such sweet tender love for Him. How happy she was that He had awakened her. She hung her head back and gazed into His eyes, still clinging to Him. Her eyes spoke of a deep well of the most pure and innocent love. Truly, she was filled with love for her Lord.

Suddenly, she pulled back from Him with her eyes closed and face raised to His. She was completely filled with love for Him and her love was evident through the joy that flooded her face. So full of such a wonderful, incredible, indescribable love, she let loose of Him and twirled around in front of Him as if to enjoy the love she felt for Him. He laughed gleefully as He watched her adoringly.

She ran to embrace Him again and as they held each other a bright piercing light burst forth from inside her. Her body was soon encompassed completely by this incredible light. It exploded forth from her and filled the garden where they were. With eyes closed, head raised and arms out stretched in front of Jesus, she stood illumined by the powerful light radiating from her.

Suddenly, coming from deep inside her, four silvery-white birds burst outward and flew in all directions. They surged upward in flight, soaring rapidly over the face of the earth covering mountains, oceans, cities and plains. They carried with them the same radiating light that emanate from the bride. Soon, the powerful life-filling light was saturating the globe. (Photo via flickr.com)

The bride and her Bridegroom remained in the garden adoring one another. He watched as she glowed with the light of His love. He seemed not surprised by her beauty, but completely proud of her. He had always seen her beauty, and now the world would be captivated by her as she radiated with His glory.

He knew fully that, at last, she was truly and completely His. He was assured that, in her eyes, there was no one else alive – she saw only Him. And She was saturated in the confidence of His love for her. The knowledge of His passionate love for her made her illuminate His glory – a tangible expression of His love.

Dear Saints, you are this Bride. You are the Bride of Christ, the Bride of Heaven and the world has yet to see your true inner beauty and to feel the waves of piercing glory that will burst forth from your love for Jesus.

The glory of God is made tangible to the world by the light of His love emanating through you. That love WILL spread to the farthest corners of the earth, canvassing it in His glory.

“Awaken, my love, it is time to awaken.”

Victoria Boyson
Speaking Life Ministries

Email: victoria@boyson.org
Website: victoriaboyson.com

Victoria Boyson met Jesus at the age of seven. At thirteen, she started ministering using music as a platform to tell others about Jesus. She and her husband, Steve, ministered as pastors in the mid-west, but in 1999, the Lord told them to move to work for Francis Frangipane, who was extremely influential in their development as Christians and as ministers.

Victoria is a powerful prophetic voice to this generation and co-founder of Speaking Life Ministries. Based out of the Houston, Texas area, she is called to awaken and prepare the Bride of Christ for the end-time harvest and compel His Church to embrace a passionate relationship with their Heavenly Father. She is the author of The Birth of Your Destiny and His Passionate Pursuit.

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