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What Do you Say To A Child?

The candle of the Lord

The candle of the Lord

The other day I heard a parent brutalize their two young children with vile and destructive words. I found myself praying, as I was too far away from the scene.

Let me be honest. You will get what you say. You can choose to think that calling your child a G_D_ child or worthless will not catch fire in their system. It will. They will move towards that which you are calling.

Seek help if that is your lifestyle or language. And choose words that bring life and goodness to child’s world.

Can We Say Amen?

What we speak is important.

What we speak is important.

I often spend time with my grandchildren as many know. Lately, I have been devoting time with them to prayer and principles of what we would call the Kingdom.

One of those areas has been the area of words, prayer and agreement.

Prayer of Agreement
Jesus said in Matthew, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Can we say amen? One of the principles I have been sharing has been, when we agree with something because it is biblically right, (or timely, good or providential, etc..) that is a good opportunity to step in and voice agreement, with an “amen” or something along the lines of “yes.” Amen means “So be it.” As far as we are concerned, the matter is closed. We just thank God from that point forward. We know if we want results we must not waver. To waver is to doubt.

Jesus wants you to agree and will see to it that it comes to pass. The word agree is translated in The Amplified Bible as “agree and harmonize together or make a symphony together.” The word symphony caught my attention one time, so I looked it up and found that it means “all available instruments in harmony.” You must have your spirit, mind and actions in agreement with the Word.

Agreeing spiritually is to agree with the Word of God. Make up your mind God’s Word is true and that it will come to pass.

The opposite of that is to not agree either with our words (“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17) I am okay with someone not agreeing. At least they are in the game. But to see something wrong or be in disagreement and not voice it…I do not get that. The other part of that is agreeing is giving power to the words spoken. Not agreeing with something that is wrongful  and not “condemning”  it allows it to develop life.

Remember, “the power of life and death is in the tongue.” Let your yes be yes and your no be no.

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A Vision On June 29th 2013 The Tension of Light

duckieWired for Sound

In my years as a believer I have no recollection of not waking up with a song in my mind. This morning was no different. As the lyrics from The Anthem were flying through my mind…

He’s calling wake up child it’s your turn to shine
You were born for such a time as this
He’s calling wake up child it’s your turn to shine
You were born for such a time as this
Such a time as this

Of course I had just been shaken out of my reverie by my youngest grandson. He immediately went back to go to sleep, but me, it was 5AM. And I knew the return of sleep was not on my radar screen.

So, I dutifully got up, made coffee and started the laundry so it would be done when my wife awakens.

I wrote a few hours ago a few things that were on my heart about missed opportunity and went in to take a shower. I often have devotions of a sort in the shower. Sing a few songs, declare, decree, pray. Me and the water and God. (The voice of many waters!) So, embarrassing as it is I found “rubber ducky, you’re the one” coming out of my mouth. I chuckled and found a more spiritual song. I returned to The Anthem for a moment. The next thing I knew I was in a vision.

VISION
I saw a large hand reaching into rooms and buildings shutting the lights off. Rooms went from frivolity and fun to darkness. Surprise overtook. I heard whimpering, quiet whispers, loud voices demanding an answer and the shuffling of feet and the moving of people. Stores, schools and yes, even churches. Communities and cities and towns were dimmed. In the midst of the areas, other lights grew brighter.

Frankly it reminded me of being in the bar business. The clock set 10 minutes ahead to insure all would be out. “Last call for alcohol” roughly a half hour before. And then darkness. People shuffling towards the door. All but an advertising light or two illuminating the exit. To return to their homes.

In an old paradigm I would have thought the worst. But I saw it was the hand of the Lord. The Lord is shutting out churches? What? The brightness that grew in various buildings was also church buildings.

I continued to watch. The hand moved slowly. And then I realized that there were people from time to time in His grasp. Picked up and moved. They were looks of surprise, some of dismay, some of anger. I heard voices bemoaning the move, the change. “What about me” was a popular refrain. “But I thought..” another.

I was reminded of Paul carrying out the will of God, reconciling people to Christ, implementing the “Great Commission.” As he readies for Asia, he hears no. Forbidden by The Holy Spirit. The Macedonia call is there. Paul immediately moves. The result all of Asia opens up! He later shares greetings from the 7 churches of Asia. I then thought if you want reach billions you must have a “product” that can reach billions. And a plan!

The vision ended. But even as it closed I “heard” this.

“In the coming days I am going to extinguish the unproductivity (Not the people) in people’s lives and in their sphere. I have plans for people that they have not seen, not understood. There are places that will close and places that will prosper. There are dreams that will be realized and efforts that will be futile. There is a move in this nation, even the world that as I raise up sons who shall move unfettered, bringing forth the goodness I have instilled in them. A change of people and resource.Many are the people of God who have misunderstood, but soon all will see. Be not fearful at the changes, the moves, the light. For in this season, there will be shifts and turns but my plan is unfolding. In this hour many will cry for they lack not understanding, but it is in this hour I will call forth sons who will carry out my purpose. There are those that will prosper in this day and many will be surprised. Be not worried for those that have not heard for soon they will see. They have not listened, even shrugged off my words, but in this day and in this hour I will make them hear.”

(Even as I write this the Lord said to me, “you understood not my hand for your move in the previous days, but shortly you shall see.” Uhhh…OK….)

I felt as though some were being removed not because they had wronged but because the Lord needed them. I felt the word “community” once again impressed upon my heart. I felt the Lord was removing some because of others dependence on them and not on Him. (Wow!) I felt there would be churches that would grow because of the desire to father, to release and to see sons come forth, not of the house, but of the Lord. I felt that the desire to uplift and provoke to goodness, love and grace were a mandate.

All I can say is, I am too excited!

DUCKS
Ducks have always invaded my life on some level. I am sure there is a reason. One of the biggest kinds of trouble I got in as a small child was lassoing all of the neighbor’s ducks, yanking them up into my tree house, boxing them up and putting them in my dad’s garage…And the rubber duck my wife was given by a friends(Learn to float on the waves) and the subsequent rubber duck Christmas ornaments. And Jacob and I read this book for years together. Make Way For Ducklings . I am sure there is a greater revelation on ducks…maybe one day..


The Anthem

I can hear the footsteps of my King
I can hear His heartbeat beckoning
In my darkness He has set me free
And now I hear the Spirit calling me

He’s calling wake up child it’s your turn to shine
You were born for such a time as this
He’s calling wake up child it’s your turn to shine
You were born for such a time as this
Such a time as this

And I can hear a holy rumbling
I’ve begun to preach another King
Loosing chains and breaking down the walls
I want to hear the Father when He calls

He’s calling wake up child it’s your turn to shine
You were born for such a time as this!
(x4)
Such a time as this

This is the anthem of our generation
Here we are God, shake our nation!
All we need is your love,
You captivate me!
(x4)

I am royalty, I have destiny,
I have been set free, I’m gonna shape history!
(x8)

I’m gonna change the world! (x7)

Updated: The Anthem Guitar Chords

Em C G D – repeat for the whole song. Enjoy!

Lyrics are copyright Jake Hamilton

 

In His Image Gives Us His Voice

The candle of the Lord

The candle of the Lord

In Genesis 1:26, “Let us make humankind in our image…” God has made us to carry His glory and

(From my book, The Drones Of Heaven.)

His message and His voice.

His desire is that we would be like Him. That includes declarations and decrees. “He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.” Romans 4:17

Here are a few passages indicating his desire to see heaven here on earth.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9, NET

PROCLAIM THE VIRTUES!

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You may not like my choice in music, but I am sure “praise” needs to be a part of our diet. This song just rocks me. It shifts to preaching, but the music is through a lot of it.

Where does faith enter in?

“Everything I say, comes to pass.” Did you ever hear anyone say that? Interestingly, Samuel could say that. “The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.” Is  Samuel the standard? Or is Jesus? And if it is the latter than we have Him inside so we are safe.

I can’t say that. Only this week, I watched something happen. Were my words amiss? Did I lack faith? Does it matter? I do not feel that God loves me less because what I spoke did not happen the way I perceived it to be.

I read this tonight as I watched a friend struggle with patience.

Grace and peace be yours abundantly, as you gain fuller knowledge of God, and of Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 See how all the gifts that make for life and holiness in us belong to his divine power; come to us through fuller knowledge of him, whose own glory and sovereignty have drawn us to himself![2] 4 Through him[3] God has bestowed on us high and treasured promises; you are to share the divine nature, with the world’s corruption, the world’s passions, left behind. 5 And you too have to contribute every effort on your own part, crowning your faith with virtue, and virtue with enlightenment, 6 and enlightenment with continence, and continence with endurance(Spelled PATIENCE!), and endurance with holiness, 7 and holiness with brotherly love, and brotherly love with charity. 8 Such gifts, when they are yours in full measure, will make you quick and successful pupils, reaching ever closer knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; 9 he who lacks them is no better than a blind man feeling his way about; his old sins have been purged away, and he has forgotten it. 10 Bestir yourselves then, brethren, ever more eagerly, to ratify God’s calling and choice of you by a life well lived; if you do this, you will make no false step, 11 and it will be no grudging entrance that is afforded to you into the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

I know He loves me and I am most satisfied that it is He who sustains me.