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God’s Got Your Back!!!

The adventure that God has called us to has finally begun.  It is almost surreal to realize that I am married to the most beautiful woman that God blessed me with, and that our global journey has begun!  God is so awesome, and He knows that if I had tried to do things my way, in either of these situations, I would have royally messed things up! But God blessed me and I was obedient so I am where I am today.

God in His wisdom knows that we need continued confirmation of what He is doing so He confirmed our ministry again with an undeniable appointment.  Our flight to NY took us first  to North Carolina.  While we were waiting for our flight to DFW to arrive, Katie turned to me and said she thought she recognized one of the guys waiting with us to board the plane.  She thought it was one of the brothers of someone from our church.  I almost went and asked him, but just briefly mentioned to God that if it was him, I might be able to talk to him on the plane or something.  Well, we boarded the plane and sat down and along comes this fellow, Larry, and he was seated right next to Katie.  Before he sat down, I asked him if his name was Larry and he gave me this bewildered look.  Eventually, I explained the whole situation and we got to share with him about what we were doing and where we were headed.

It was great that God took care of all the hard stuff because He knew!  When we were getting ready to land, I switched seats with Katie so that she could watch all the scenery and was now sitting next to Larry.  I had seen that often when he was talking, he would move his neck in an abnormal way.  I asked him if it was hurting, and he explained how he had been in a car accident when he was 19.  His neck had hurt ever since.  I got to talk to him a while about healing and eventually he said to me, “Yeah, I can handle that.” And asked me to pray on the spot for him.  I was actually about to ask him if I could pray, but he beat me to it.  I was a little disappointed that his neck was not instantaneously healed, but I felt Holy Spirit moving as I prayed.

I pray that he was blessed through our conversations and prayer for him.  Obviously, God set all this up in a way that we could not mess up unless we really were trying hard.  He also used this as a confirmation that we were where we were supposed to be and that He was leading our every step.

I want to encourage just like the title said that God has got your back!  He works all things together for His good to them that love Him!  As you go through this life, whether you are on a plane, in the workplace, in the store, school, or whatever; always be looking for what God is doing and where He is calling you to speak.  He sets up these little appointments that you can ignore or walk away from.  However, you are always called to be a blessing to those around you.  As long as you are listening to the Lord and obedient to His calling, amazing things will happen and you just get to be a part of the work that God is doing.

I bless you with the ability to know the Lord and walk with Him in such a way that you know He has got your back and will not let you mess things up.  Walk in the power of the Lord and be a blessing to all those around you!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Here We Go!!! – Video Update #1

As we leave today on the beginning of our journey, please view this video to find out what we are doing, where we are going, and how God plans to use us throughout the world!!!

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Let’s Get to the <3 of the Matter

As the time draws nearer for us to go out into all the world, God continues to speak His truth to our hearts and souls. God is continuing to speak to us all of the time and we must be careful to hear and obey what He is saying. Today, as I was reading in Romans 2, God was speaking to me about my actions.

Your actions always reveal your heart, in one way or the other! Each time you act, these things are telling you something. The things that you say or do will either convince others of the Truth or convict you of a wrong heart. The actions of two people may be the very same act, but the difference is always the heart behind it, or the intention in the doing the action. Time will always prove the intention behind it. You might be able to lie to yourself, but God is not fooled by a good act motivated by a wrong heart! Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart. He rewards you for the heart behind the act and not just the act itself.

If you look at things this way, any time you do something good with a wrong motive, no matter how good the act may be, you are not doing it for God. Whatever you are doing it is really for yourself (perhaps it is to make yourself look or feel better or you are being deceived) or it is for others to see. You are doing these things for others to recognize you and this is a selfish motive. James 4:1-3 confirms this in that God answers us and gives us what we ask for except when our hearts are amiss or we ask out of our own selfishness.

I do not want you to ever be fooled by the enemy! God is not fooled by our actions, but always looks at the heart. When He sees your acts, is He seeing your selfishness or is He seeing a pure heart with a desire to please Him? Ask Holy Spirit to reveal Truth to you about every action that you may do it for the glory of God!

If this is your prayer for your life as it is mine, join me in praying something like this:
“God help me to never do anything out of my own selfish desires, motives, or ambitions. I never want to be deceived into doing anything for the wrong reasons. Help me to live in Truth and selflessness as long as I am alive!!! Make me more like You than ever before! Give me Your heart of love, compassion, and service that I may serve in the same way you did! Help me to become more like you every day in every way!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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Iglesia Fraternidad Cristiana Playa

Worship with our Family in Iglesia Fraternidad Cristiana in Playa del Carmen. A small but full church here in Playa del Carmen where the Fire of God is moving powerfully and preparing for an outbreak of revival in the city!!!

God gave a word to Pastor Santos that he burned brightly with the Fire of Holy Spirit. This is was evident for all to see. He was not to worry about the people and how he would take care of them, but he was to take care of his relationship with the Lord. The closer and deeper he was walking with the Lord, the more he would be given everything he needed without measure to see the people of God succeed! The same is true for us all if we will take hold of the promise that “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6)!!!

Imparting Some Spiritual Gift

I know it has been a while since I posted last, but I got married and am on my honeymoon.  Can you blame me?  This morning as I was reading in Romans, something jumped out at me, especially since we have heard God speaking over and over that we are to have a ministry like Paul’s.  Obviously, as I have been reading the writings of Paul, I have been paying close attention to what I can glean from his wisdom and his ministry.  Naturally, I was paying close attention when God began speaking through these two verses.

This is what the verses read: “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me” (Romans 1:11-12).

Paul did not just have a desire to visit the churches and preach to them, his desire was to come to them and impart something to them.  Specifically, He wanted to impart some spiritual gift to them that they may be strengthened and established.  He longed to bring them what they needed to grow and build the Kingdom of God.  Now, each place that Paul visited was different, and though he was directing this to the Roman church, I can see him speaking this to each one of the churches he was an apostle to.  Each church was different and needed something different to make them strong and established to bear the fruit of the Kingdom.  Even though Paul was an amazing man of God, He did not have everything that all of these churches needed.  Because we are all different and have different spiritual gifts and strengths, each of us have spiritual gifts that make up who we are that are actively imparted just by being around others.  It does not take any work for me to build someones faith because it is something I walk in and impart just by being with them.

However, there are many spiritual gifts that I do not walk in to the fullest and these are not actively imparted just by being around me.  When people or churches need one of these gifts imparted to them, it is a sovereign act of God!  However, it is my responsibility to seek what another person or people need that this gift of God may flow through me.  I am a conduit by which anything I do not have directly can flow straight from the Throneroom of Heaven to those who need it!  If I am living the way I should and seeking that the Lord will use me in the greatest way possible, He will flow through me in great and unexpected ways!!!

Even though this is something that my wife and I have been called to walk in directly as we go around the world strengthening churches, it should never be discounted from our everyday lives.  God has called each and every one of us to use everything we have for His glory and for the strengthening and encouraging of the Church.  When I say the Church, I do not mean any small local body, but the Body of Christ as a whole.  Each and every time we gather with our Christian brothers and sisters, we should be seeking to encourage and strengthen them in the best way possible.

Today, Katie and I have been given the opportunity to visit a local church with our new friend Hector.  It is our desire as we go to be a blessing and impart some spiritual gift to this Mexican church even while we are on our honeymoon.

What have you done today to prepare yourself to strengthen your brothers and sisters in Christ?  What has God given you specifically to pour out on those around you?  What are the things that you directly impart onto those around you just by being near them?  Are you asking the Lord to use you as a conduit and to prepare yourself to pour out the things you do not have onto others?  Ask Holy Spirit to reveal your direct imparting gifts and to strengthen and use you to be a conduit of His Kingdom to be used to pass on anything that others may need!

I bless you with a powerful gift of impartation both of the things that are already in you and the things that others need!!! I bless you to be used of the Lord where you are and always to desire to give out what God has given you to give!!!

Preparing a Place for the Prophetic

Some questions have recently arisen about the last two posts that Katie and I talked about receiving vision from the Lord. The two visions that we described began out of something we referred to as Christian Imagination. I realize now that the wording may have been a little confusing. Maybe I should have referred to it as Inspired Prayer.  I hope that with a little explanation that everyone will understand and even take part in listening and hearing The Lord in a creative way!

In the Bible, God speaks many times in dreams and visions.  In fact, large portions of scripture are based almost solely on dreams and/or visions such as Ezekiel, Daniel or Revelation.  The basis for God speaking through vision is important when beginning to speak about Christian imagination. We see in Habakkuk (2:1) and Revelation (4:1) that both of the authors were actually looking for a vision. They were not waiting for God to bring one, but actually were looking and waiting for Him to speak through a vision.  John ended up writing a long portion about the vision he had following this experience. It seems that John actually prepared himself to receive a vision from the Lord and then participated in it as God brought it about.  Mark Virkler speaks about hearing God and uses Habakkuk to help us understand further. (http://www.cwgministries.org/our-message-in-8-minutes)  If we think about it, who made our imaginations? Who gives us our creativity? God is the creator of imagination and He speaks to us through images as we have already investigated.  I believe, as you do I am sure, that when we ask God to speak to us, He does.

This may be the most important thing to remember.  When we ask God to speak to us and look with our spiritual eyes to see what he wants to show us, we must believe that He will speak to us.  In John 5:19, Jesus Himself says that He only does what he sees the Father doing.  This is Him being open to see vision clearly and receive from Him.

I encourage you to take some time and ask the Lord to speak to you.  In tuning to the Spirit, sometimes it is helpful to jump start our creativity by imagining a picture and looking for Jesus in this picture.  I know for some people this may seem spooky or like a New Age type of thing.  However, I just want to remind you that the enemy cannot create anything.  The enemy is only able to pervert what God has created.  God created the prophetic and the enemy came in with psychics and palm readers trying to make himself like God. God made dancing and the enemy came in with sensual dirty dancing and perverted this holy act of worship.  In the same way, the enemy has tried to take our imaginations and creative side and turn it to something evil by hypnotism and trances and the like.  However, we know and have seen how God speaks when we ask Him to, and He has a track record of using dreams and visions.  Anything He speaks and says will build us up, encourage us, and strengthen us.  We test everything we see by the Word of God, and when they agree, we must listen and obey Him.

I encourage you to try an exercise.  Sit down with a pen and a piece of paper and ask God to speak to you.  Ask Him a simple question like “How much do you love me?”.  Then begin to write whatever comes into your mind until you are done.  Aftwerwards, go back and read over it and see if it is something that God would say to you.

This is a different post, but I thought it would be necessary and beneficial to you to explain how we were spoken to in these visions.  I pray that Holy Spirit will speak to you in ever increasing ways and perhaps use this as a tool to draw you into a deeper and closer relationship with Him.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire

Where On Earth Are The Blue Mountains???

What does one do with a statement such as this?  Automatically my mind would jump to a four year old child drawing blue mountains for this cannot be a reality, right?  There’s no way that this type of question would be anything more than a hypothetical.  Well, blue mountains is what initiated my investigative abilities during the week of intense prayer and inquiring of the Lord for direction in the next step of the word, “Go!”.

Jeremiah had the day before told me of his conversation with his mentor about a different way of seeking the Lord for direction, by picturing yourself in the Throne Room of Heaven and to wait and see what happens.  He had shared about his experience in the Throne Room in doing this exercise. I too have done this type of Christian imagination before and decided that I would give it a try since he received so much during his experience.

In my prayer time the following morning, this is what took place:
God came and was sitting on His throne as I knelt before Him.  Then Jesus came, smiled, hugged me, then walked with me.  I asked Him what we were supposed to do and He said, “Follow Me”.  I asked what that meant and He just laughed and put His arm around me.  When I turned away from His face and looked ahead, we were walking on grass barefooted, and before us were beautiful green and blue mountains.  I asked Him what it meant and had a sense that I would be there.  He responded with “What do you think it means?”  I turned to Him and He was now wearing hiking boots, a tan button up short sleeve shirt, and tan shorts.  Then we were in a room with nothing but a table and a map with a light on it.  I asked Him when He wants us to go and He said “With haste!”  I asked where and He said “I have given you the nations as your inheritance, there does not have to be a specific place.  Just go!”  I asked Him if He could give us a direction, He looked at the map and it was as if the east nations were on fire.  He reminded me of Luke 12:49, “I have come to set the world on fire, though I wish it were already burning.”  He told me not to fear, He would be with us!!!

Once the vision ended, I felt like I got nothing.  It was a struggle to stay in that place.  I couldn’t remember anything, but knew I needed to write it down and in looking at the clock, I had been in this place with Jesus for an hour.  I began writing and when I finished, I had this whole vision down on paper and could not make sense of most of it.  I dwelt on it throughout the day and decided to review it.  The green and blue mountains stuck out so I decided to google mountains in Norway, for God had confirmed with me that we are to go there in October, hoping perhaps I would see an image of the mountains exactly like the ones I saw.  No such luck.  I continued this for some other places we had added to the prayer list and still found nothing.  I went back to the notes and realized how weird it was that Jesus was dressed in those clothes and thought He looked like Steve Irwin.  So in googling Steve and mountains, an icon popped up saying, “Where on earth are the Blue Mountains?”  blue mountainsIt turns out that there is an actual Blue Mountain National Park in Australia.  Jeremiah has a friend there so I asked him where he lived.  His friend lives in Byron Bay on the coast of New South Wales, in the same province and not far from the Blue Mountains.

What a vision!  God was moving even when I didn’t feel like it and was depositing direction where there seemed to be none.  He could’ve just told me where He wanted us to go and we would be obedient, but He wanted to strengthen my faith and I think make it fun by the adventure of it all.

Be encouraged to know that in seeking Father about anything, He is always listening and He is fun!  He isn’t some boring guy sitting in Heaven making you wait, He is waiting for the right timing and the right way to give it so that He gets all of the glory!  All glory, honor, power is His, Amen!  Keep seeking and keep asking! He is faithful!  Matthew 7:7-8, ”Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh