Monday, October 27, 2014

God protects!

I wanted to share with you how God works in my life.

The devil loves to attack me with fear, but with God's help I have learned to discern when the enemy is playing his games with me, attacking me.  I do not fear anymore.  God is faithful and gives me His peace that surpasses all understanding, because I prayed about all of this.  God is so kind, so loving, so good.

Well where I live we have a lot of crime, many burglaries.  We've had burglaries where they've broken into our garage twice and burglary attempts into the garage and an attempt to break into our house the night before we even moved into this home 25 years ago!  But God has been good to us.

The other night my husband was working night shift and I was home alone and someone triggered our security light on the side of our house.  The person must have gotten a fright and ran off, because the neighbours' dogs started barking and I heard a noise.
The reason I'm telling you this is to show you how the devil operates.  My husband and I are going away for 2 days sometime in the future and I was concerned leaving the house alone for 2 days.  The criminals will notice.  So I repented of that and gave all my fears and worries about that to our Mighty God, because ultimately He is in control and God does not like that I worry because that is a sign of unbelief, not trusting that He will keep our home safe.  I repented of that and totally put my trust in the Lord my God Yahweh in Jesus' Name!

The devil will try anything to make you doubt or worry because he hates you and He hates that you trust in God.  So I am here to tell you do not worry about anything!  Trust in Jesus!  Is anything impossible for our God?  Nothing is impossible for God!!  He loves you and He looks after His righteous ones!  The Bible says that the righteous will have many troubles, but the Lord will deliver us from them all!

But the best part with God is how He leads me in His word.  The next morning He led me to Isaiah 52:12

For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the Lord will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

That evening God confirmed His word through a sister in Christ who operates in the prophetic, who knows nothing about me and I read her status which said this:

I hear the Lord say, I have intercepted your enemies, cause your enemies are My enemies too. It's all over now. The path is clear now. No more looking over your shoulders. Because your Lord is protecting your front, back & all your sides. Now walk down My road where bandits, thieves, robbers & murders are banned from touching you, the anointed in this season. Rest my servants for your Lord has your back, cause your enemies are My enemies too.

Do you see how God speaks?  Isn't He just so precious, amazingly loving, kind, protective of us who belong to Him.  He bought us with a price!...His blood!  We are His!
Hallelujah!  Bless the Lord oh my soul!  I love you Jesus, bless Your Holy Name Lord! † ♥

Monday, October 20, 2014

Live like Jesus

Do we live like Jesus?  Do we do what He tells us to do or not to do?

If we remain in Him and He is in us, then we will live just as Jesus did.  How do we know how Jesus lived?  How do we know what He commanded us to do?

Read the word of God precious people.  Everything you need to know is right there in the Bible.  The Bible is like a treasure chest full of pearls of wisdom.  God speaks to us through His word.  How can we have a good relationship with Him if we don't take time to get still in His presence and listen to what He has to say?  He speaks to us through His word!  Open the Bible and discover the hidden things in that treasure chest.  His word will change you.  Your mind will be renewed, your thought pattern will be changed.  You will develop a whole new outlook on things.

Enjoy your relationship with the Living God.  He makes you a new creation.

But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected.  This is how we know we are in Him:
the one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.
•~1 John 2:5-6

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Mystery Revealed

What is this mystery that Paul speaks of in Colossians 1?  The mystery is a blessing to the nations! The mystery is Christ in us!  Christ is our hope of glory.  Is that not wonderful?  Think about it people, come to Jesus, you who do not know Him.  The day you repent, Jesus comes to live inside your heart.  Absolutely wonderful!  Our loving and merciful God.Hallelujah!  Praise our Lord Jesus Christ!  Thank you Abba!   the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints. 27 God wanted to make known to those among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.•~Colossians 1:26-27  

Trust in Jesus

As the crowd was pressing in on Jesus to hear God's word, He was standing by Lake Gennesaret.
2 He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets.
3 He got into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from the land. Then He sat down and was teaching the crowds from the boat.
4 When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
5 "Master," Simon replied, "we've worked hard all night long and caught nothing! But at Your word, I'll let down the nets."
6 When they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets began to tear.
7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them; they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, because I'm a sinful man, Lord!"
9 For he and all those with him were amazed at the catch of fish they took,
10 and so were James and John, Zebedee's sons, who were Simon's partners. "Don't be afraid," Jesus told Simon. "From now on you will be catching people!"
11 Then they brought the boats to land, left everything, and followed Him.
•~Luke 5:1-11
Isn't Jesus just wonderful?  Jesus preached and Simon heard what He said and Jesus must have made a huge impression on Simon because when Jesus told them to cast the nets in deeper waters, he obeyed.  He could have just given up hope, because they already tried, but caught nothing.

Because he was obedient, they caught so much fish that their nets almost tore and their boats almost sank!  See how the Lord blesses us when we listen to Him and trust in His word!

Simon was so overwhelmed by Jesus' holiness that he was immediately aware of his own sinfulness.  When we are in the presence of Jesus, we become acutely aware of our sinful nature.  When he comes to dwell in our hearts, He starts cleaning us up.  The Holy Spirit makes us aware of any sin that we must get rid of, anything that grieves Him.

Follow the leading of the still inner voice of God.  When we obey Him, he will bless us so abundantly that we will not be able to contain it!  Best of all, He promises us eternal life!

Let us tell people about this wonderful God of ours, who loved the world so much, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that anyone who believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.  God does not want the evil people to perish, He wants them to repent of their sins and believe and trust in Him.  Let us speak out about this Jesus.  When we obey Him in this, He will bless us to bring many souls to Him and He will clean them up, we just need to tell them!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Let Your Hand be with us Yahweh

Oh LORD God !  You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!
Bless us indeed and enlarge our borders, let Your hand be with us and keep us from harm so that it will not cause us pain. 
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let It Be Known!! ~ W.O.R.T.H. Ministry

W.O.R.T.H. Ministry: Let It Be Known!!:

Let It Be Known!!


This morning I was praying for boldness to arise within each of us! Fear
and intimidation of man has silenced and paralyzed many. It has kept
those from speaking what the LORD has revealed. It has kept those from
writing what has been given to release. It has kept those from stepping
out in ministry. It has kept many from exercising their spiritual gifts
and talents.


Man will always seek your qualifications and question in what authority
do you have to do these things just like they interrogated Peter and

"And they set the men
in their midst and repeatedly demanded, By what sort of power or by what
kind of authority did [such people as] you do this [healing]"~ Acts 4:7

I love how Peter begins his response: LET IT BE KNOWN......

"Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house
of Israel, that in the name and through the power and authority of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from
the dead, in Him and by means of Him this man is standing here before
you well and sound in body."
(Acts 4:10)

A level of confidence came forth from Peter "[because he was] filled
with [and controlled by] the Holy Spirit," (v.8) He took his stand and
boldly proclaimed by what authority and power enabled him to be a

"Now when they saw the boldness
and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were
unlearned and untrained in the schools [common men with no educational
advantages], they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with
(Acts 4:13)

Peter was well aware of his inabilities and those around him also knew
that he was incapable of such knowledge, eloquence and power. Yet,
boldness arose within Peter because he knew AUTHORITY AND POWER resided
within Him. He was called to be a witness to Jesus. Peter's relationship
with the LORD was evident as its fruits manifested.  Those who
ridiculed, questioned and tried to disqualify him, MARVELED and RECOGNIZED that they had been with Jesus.!!!

I, myself struggled for many years with fear and intimidation of man.
 It silenced the prophetic voice that was within - causing me to become
disobedient to what the LORD has called me to be, to speak and to do.
 The spirit of fear paralyzed me.  Not only did it affect me but also
those that were appointed to receive what was given me to release
whether in spoken or written words

Consider this: If Peter
would have shrunk back from his mission to testify (Acts 1:8) the 3,000
in Acts 2 would NOT have been added to the Kingdom. If Peter did not
exercise his gift in Acts 3 the crippled man would have remained
crippled and the 2,000 would have not been added either.  If Peter
entertained the voice that questioned his qualification in Acts 4:7, he
would have disqualified himself. If Peter feared man more than obeying
God, he would've adhered to the restrictions placed on him in Acts 4:18 -
silencing the voice within.

"But Peter and John
replied to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to
you and obey you rather than God, you must decide (judge).  But we
[ourselves] cannot help telling what we have seen and heard.
Acts 4:19-20


Remember, man does not qualify you
neither can they disqualify! Step out in faith knowing that you have
been called and equipped by the ONE Who IS AUTHORITY AND POWER!! 
Saints arise in boldness! For it is not by might or power BUT the
Spirit of the LORD that resides within you! (Zec. 4:6)




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bride of Christ

My love has gone down to his garden, to beds of spice, to feed in the gardens and gather lilies.
I am my love's and my love is mine; he feeds among the lilies.
Who is this who shines like the dawn- as beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awe-inspiring as an army with banners?
Song of Songs 6:2-3,10

Art © Lisa MD Skinner

Friday, September 26, 2014

W.O.R.T.H. Ministry: Church Walls are Coming Down ~ Saith the LORD

W.O.R.T.H. Ministry: Church Walls are Coming Down ~ Saith the LORD: I am sharing as the LORD has lead me to what pertains to the Body of Christ as revealed in a dream I received on 9/16/14. In the dream, ...

Friday, July 11, 2014

All Glory belongs to God

God led me in Judges 7 yesterday.  It's about how God gave the Midianites into the hands of Israel. Gideon was called Jerubbaal because after Gideon destroyed the altar of Baal, they wanted to kill him, but his father said if Baal is a god let him plead for himself and then his father threatened to kill all who wanted to plead Baal's case. So from then on Gideon was called Jerubbaal.

The army with Gideon was 32 000 men, but God only wanted to use 300 men, because God knew they would claim the glory for themselves when He gives them the victory over the Midianites. God wanted the glory for himself! No one else!

God told Gideon to go down to the enemy's camp in the valley below and if he was afraid, then he should take his servant with him and go listen to what they have to say and that he will be greatly encouraged!
So Gideon took his servant Purah and went down to the camp.

The armies of Midian and Amalek and the people of the east had settled in the valley like a swarm of locusts and their camels were like grains of sand on the seashore, too many to count! Wow! Just think how many they were against these 300 men who are going to come against them!

So Gideon heard a Midianite soldier tell his friend about a dream he had. He said in his dream a loaf of barley bread came rolling down into the camp and hit a tent and turned it over and knocked it flat!
See what our God did!...God gave the interpretation of the dream to the Midianite soldier's friend!
The friend said God has given Gideon the Israelite, victory over all the armies united with the Midianites!
When Gideon heard that he knelt down and worshipped God and thanked Him.

Then they went down to the edge of the camp with blazing torches in one hand (covered with clay jars) and rams horns in the other and when they got there they blew on the horns and broke the clay jars and shouted "The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon!".
Each man stood at their position around the camp and blew on their horns! Meanwhile in the camp in the dark, God confused the Midianites so much that they started killing each other! They were in a panic, shouting as they ran.

Then Gideon sent for his other warriors to chase down the fleeing Midianites. They captured the two generals of the Midianites and decapitated them and brought their heads to Gideon.

Then the jealousy started, the other warriors asked Gideon why he did not send for them when he first went out to fight the Midianites. They had a heated argument with Gideon, but I believe God gave Gideon the wisdom to appease their anger. Gideon told them that God gave them victory over the two generals and what he did does not even compare to that. They were no longer angry. Gideon was being very humble.

See, if God had used all of them from the start, they would have ignored the fact that God was the one who gave them the victory. They would have boasted in their own might! They would have stolen God's glory which belongs to Him and Him alone! God knew exactly what He was doing, using only 300 men.

What is the lesson to be learned from this? humble and God will use you mightily for HIS glory.

People always want the glory for themselves, but.....
░░░░░▒▒▓▓GOD ALONE GETS THE GLORY!▓▓▒▒░░░░░

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jesus Christ

a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,"~Revelation 1:10-11"He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:"~Revelation 2:1"...says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:"~Revelation 2:8"....'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:~Revelation 2:12"These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:~Revelation 2:18'These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars:...~Revelation 3:1'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens":~Revelation 3:7'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:~Revelation 3:14

Monday, April 28, 2014

Even worse awaits the world during Tribulation in last days

This will never happen to you...right? Well it's coming again upon the whole world. The Bible says in Matthew 24:21-22 that during the tribulation period if those days be not cut short, no human being will be saved, but for God's elect's sake those days will be cut short.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Just the other day we were told that we are under a curse (Malachi was quoted) if we don't tithe. But God gave me peace about this Old Testament practice when I went to Him in prayer about it and He led me to several verses in the New Testament. Peace is not what I had while giving under compulsion and I certainly was not a cheerful giver these last few months. I did give cheerfully before that, but due to circumstances we cannot give as much as we used to, so we are giving with a heavy heart, suffering actually.

So now we will be giving what we decided in our hearts to give and not 10% under compulsion or begrudgingly. Jesus said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. 10% is a heavy burden when you don't have it to give! Then to tell us we are under a curse! Jesus became a curse in my place on that cross, NO MAN will drag me back under a curse or Old Testament law! JESUS set me FREE!! Hallelujah! God is good and merciful! Bless His Holy Name!

Trust NO MAN! Preachers are not God, don't put them on a pedestal. Don't believe every word that comes out of their mouth. PRAY and search the scriptures! God WILL answer you through His Word that is Holy Spirit breathed!

Please read the quoted article below for your edification and may God open your eyes and bless you in doing so.

"If you go to the New Testament to develop a biblical basis for Christian giving, you could never come up with what is commonly taught and practiced in the majority of churches today. Having spent eight years in Bible college and seminary, I can tell you I did not take one class or even hear one lesson on the theology of giving. So, like most pastors, my theology of giving carried over from what I had been taught in my church and I accepted it without question – a 10% tithe goes to the church.

It wasn’t until recent years when I decided to do an exhaustive, comprehensive study to support the doctrine of New Testament tithing that I realized from a biblical standpoint, I didn’t have a theological leg to stand on. So, allow me to share with you a very brief overview of what the Bible actually teaches on tithing and giving. I suspect you might be as surprised by what I learned as I was.

Tithing in the New Testament
First, it is important to know that nowhere in the New Testament is their even one verse stating that Christians are to tithe – not one verse. The word tithing is only mentioned on three occasions in the entire New Testament and all three are merely historical references to the practice.

(1) First, Jesus tells the Pharisees that they should be tithing (Matthew 23:23). Still being under the Old Testament Law and citizens of Israel, the Pharisees should have been doing so.
(2) The second reference is when the Pharisee is arrogantly bragging in his prayer about how he has kept all the law, including tithing (Luke 18:9-14).
(3) The third reference is an historical note that Abraham paid a tithe to Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:5-10) from his spoils of war. Many try to claim that believers are obligated to tithe because the concept of tithing preceded the law based on Abraham’s tithe. But keep in mind Abraham’s tithe was a one-time “payment,” made of his own freewill from excess booty gained in war (Genesis 14:20). We have no indication that he ever did it again nor that his gift was intended to be normative for others, much less repeated on a weekly basis.

Keep in mind that almost all the New Testament was written by practicing Jews (Matthew, Mark, John, Paul, Peter and James) who certainly knew well the Old Covenant law on tithing, but none of them ever mentions tithing as a basis for Christian giving even when they were talking expressly about giving. Could we not rightly assume that if the Old Testament tithes were intended to be applied to us today, the New Testament authors would have said so at least once in all their writing to us about giving?

Tithing in the Old Testament
Old Testament tithing, simply stated, was a tax that the Jews had to pay to underwrite their theocratic nation whose King was God. There were three taxes/tithes they were required to pay.

Tax #1: Every year Jews were required to pay 10% of all their crops, livestock and whatever else they had (Leviticus 27:30-33, Deuteronomy 14:22-29) – what was called the Levites’ Tithe. Because Israel was a theocracy, the Levites and priests were the government officials that needed to be supported by the citizens of Israel. If you remember, the tribe of Levi received no land as an inheritance. They were only given cities in all the other tribes. The tribes as such were required to support them through this first 10% tax.
Tax #2: This second tax was collected to underwrite the cost of all the festivals and religious ceremonies that were required by Jewish law for Israel to observe (Deuteronomy 14:22-27). This helped underwrite all the national events that Israel celebrated.
Tax #3: This third tax was payable every third year to provide a welfare safety net for the poor in Israel (Deuteronomy 14:28-29).
The Jewish tax system was a flat tax of 23.33%. However, there were still other “taxes” due, like the temple tax (Matthew 17:24). The Jews were also not permitted to harvest their fields to the edges, leaving the corners unharvested as an additional welfare tax to help feed the poor (Leviticus 19:9). The annualized tax a Jew would be required to pay might total about 25%.
So, the Old Testament tithes were the taxation system used to underwrite Israel’s national expenses.

Giving in the New Testament
Let me say again, these Jewish taxes were never once applied to non-Jewish believers in the New Testament – never once.
In the early church, as you may recall, the Jews were trying to insist that the new Gentile converts needed to also obey the Jewish laws in order to become Christians? The Jerusalem Council determined that the Gentile Christians were only obligated to obey the following:
“…for it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these few requirements. You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. If you do this, you will do well” (Acts 15:28-29).
Here the Jewish Christians had their chance to impose on the Gentile Christians the Jewish tax law, but it was not included in the list to the Gentile believers.

So, if tithing isn’t the basis for our Christian giving, what is it? You may be surprised to know that it is the same for us today as it was for the Old Testament Israelite – freewill offerings. The Jews had taxes to pay and we have taxes to pay. The Jews made freewill offerings and we make freewill offerings. Freewill offerings, contrary to taxes, have always been voluntary and in whatever amount the giver chooses. Freewill offerings are motivated out of grace and love. Taxes are motivated out of law and duty.

A major section of New Testament teaching on giving is found in II Corinthians 8-9 where Paul gives us a compelling example and crystal clear teaching on what New Testament giving should look like. He first shares about the giving of the Macedonian church that is currently in the midst of an incredible economic crisis:

And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.
We must not miss the one striking fact in this passage. Paul tells us how all this out-of-control giving happened – they gave themselves first to the Lord. Once they gave themselves first to the Lord, giving away everything left in their almost empty moneybags was easy.

Paul goes on to set the giving basis for believers in II Corinthians 9:7. He directs us, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Do you notice what is missing in Paul’s giving directive? There is no formula or percentage for how much we ought to give. The amount of our giving is decided upon after carefully searching our hearts. Giving is a matter of the heart, not a matter of the wallet. If God gets our hearts, He will get our wallets. (Read Matthew 6:21.) Our giving decisions are to be internally motivated, not externally motivated.

I recently heard a pastor state quite emphatically that according to Malachi 3:8-10, if you are not tithing, you are living under a curse. How awful! Is this the kind of teaching on giving that creates a culture of open-handed, generous giving like we see in the Macedonian church? Are we saved by grace, but still required to give by law? I would suggest that this idea is completely dismissed by what Paul says about our giving – not grudgingly or under compulsion. Giving to avoid a curse might generate a relieved giver, but not a cheerful one.

Let me be perfectly clear here. Freedom from the law of Old Testament taxation is not freedom to give less. It is freedom to give in the ways and the amounts that properly reflect our deep, abiding love and gratitude for our Father and His Kingdom. It should reflect our desire to give to Him with the same sacrificial abandon that He gave to us when He sent His son to rescue us from Hell. We are now free to make sacrificial, love offerings to Him, not just pay a bill we are told we owe Him.

So, go and be free from the law and let the law of love direct you in the size and amount of your freewill offerings to your Father. And in so doing both God and you will love watching you turn into a truly cheerful giver!"

Saturday, February 22, 2014

AFM Regional Sisters Opening Service ~ Cape Town City Hall

 Apostolic Faith Mission
Regional Sisters Opening Service
Cape Town City Hall!! 
They were dancing to "We speak to nations".

Hear the sound
The sound of the nations calling
Hear the sound
The sound of the fatherless crying
Who will go for us
Who will shout to the corners of the earth
That Christ is King

We speak to nations, be open
We speak to nations, fall on your knees
We speak to nations
The kingdom is coming near to you

We speak to strongholds, be broken
Powers of darkness, you have to flee
We speak to nations
The kingdom is coming near to you
We speak to you
Be free, be free

Hear the sound
The sound of the nations worshipping
Hear the sound
Of sons and daughters singing
We will go for you
We will shout to the corners of the earth
That Christ is King

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Give to God with a cheerful heart

Let us be happy to give to God. Let us bring an offering to Him with a joyful heart, because the Lord loves a cheerful giver! And He will bless you with more than you need!...not only for yourself, but for every good cause, so that you will be a blessing to others by what you give them and they will thank GOD and HE will get the glory that HE alone deserves.

I know that you test everyone's heart and are pleased with people of integrity. In honesty and sincerity I have willingly given all this to you, and I have seen how your people who are gathered here have been happy to bring offerings to you. Lord God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, keep such devotion forever strong in your people's hearts and keep them always faithful to you.
~1 Chronicles 29:17-18 GNT

You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause. As the scripture says, “He gives generously to the needy; his kindness lasts forever.” And God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow and produce a rich harvest from your generosity. He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us. For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God's people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God. And because of the proof which this service of yours brings, many will give glory to God for your loyalty to the gospel of Christ, which you profess, and for your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else. And so with deep affection they will pray for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown you. Let us thank God for his priceless gift!
~2 Corinthians 9:7-15 GNT