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Salvation Through a Babe

Night before last, I was deeply grieved to learn that the state of New York had achieved a ‘new height’. On Tuesday, on the 46th anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade, the legislation that legalized abortion across the United States, much of New York was in celebration for the set to pass Reproductive Health Act, a bill legalizing abortion all the way up until birth. It ‘removes abortion from the definition of homicide and from the penal code completely.’ This means that anyone who causes harm to or the death of an unborn baby cannot face capital punishment. There also would no longer be restrictions on who can perform abortions.

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One World Trade Center boasting pink in celebration of the Reproductive Health Act.

The governor of New York has pressed hard for abortion until birth and even after; he has said there is no place for ‘extreme conservatives’ in the state.

To bring reality to this bill if reality hasn’t already set in, let me put a few faces to this bill…
These are the faces of one they say is deserving of a death sentence. It is atrociously unfathomable that anyone would think they deserved to die simply for living their days in the darkness of my womb, being knit together perfectly by the hand of their loving Father. No matter the gestation age, Father was and is knitting together a precious gift when He places a child within our womb. They have a destiny and purpose, as does every single life, every child placed within the womb of their mother. These very lives, every life, is worth fighting for.

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Our oldest son, Azariah, not long after his birth four years ago this year.

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Our youngest son, Elam, right after his birth almost two years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When reading his statement at the end of the article tagged above, the Lord began to impress upon me HIS Truth and speak to me regarding Cuomo’s statement, and I’m sure the statement of many across the U.S. He led me to Isaiah 45:11-12 (TPT): “Listen to what Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, the One who shaped him, has to say: ‘Why do you question Me about the destiny of My children or tell Me what to do with My children and what I have made? I created the earth and populated it with people. With My own hands, I spread out the cosmos and then commanded the starry host to shine!'”

Isaiah 45:9-11 (MSG):
“But doom to you who fight your Maker—you’re a pot at odds with the potter! Does clay talk back to the potter: ‘What are you doing? What clumsy fingers!’ Would a sperm say to a father, ‘Who gave you permission to use me to make a baby?’ Or a fetus to a mother, ‘Why have you cooped me up in this belly?’ Thus God, the Holy of Israel, Israel’s Maker, says: ‘Do you question who or what I’m making? Are you telling Me what I can or cannot do? I made earth, and I created man and woman to live on it.'”

I was overwhelmed by Holy Spirit when reading this passage and then He brought me to verse 8 before it, Isaiah 45:8 (TPT): “Shower down righteousness, O heavens above. Let the clouds drip with deliverance! Let earth’s womb open and bear salvation’s fruit, with righteousness rising up beside it! I, Yahweh, have created all of them!”

The Lord began to bring to mind the word that He spoke for this year that you can find here: 2019: It’s All About Righteousness. I then heard Him say: On the heels of RIGHTEOUSNESS RESTORED, the heavens will DRIP WITH DELIVERANCE. A great travail will GIVE BIRTH TO THE FRUIT OF SALVATION in the land. A METAMORPHOSIS will take place and RIGHTEOUSNESS will be the marking point unto salvation. A CONVERGENCE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LIFE WILL BUILD A COHESIVE FOUNDATION FOR REVIVAL TO EMERGE.

 

 

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Ephesians 5:13-14 (TPT)
“Whatever the revelation-light exposes, it will also correct, and everything that reveals truth is light to the soul. This is why the Scripture says, ‘Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from the dead and the Anointed One will shine His light into you!’”

We must be a woke people to recognize our need for righteousness, deliverance, and salvation. The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation shatters all deception, corrects and renews mindsets. If we are sleeping in apathy, complacency, and silence, God views us as if we are dead. It is time for the Light of Jesus to shine upon us and wake us up from the dead! 

Isaiah 45:20-25 (TPT)
“Come together! Assemble yourselves! Draw near, you refugees from among the nations. Those who parade their powerless wooden idols have no revelation knowledge. They keep on praying to gods who cannot save them. Declare what is to be and state your case. Go ahead and take counsel together. Who knew all about this and declared it long ago? Was it not I, Yahweh? There is no god apart from Me. I am a righteous God and a Savior. There is no one you can compare to Me. So turn your heart to Me, face Me now, and be saved wherever you are, even from the ends of the earth, for I alone am God, and there is no other. I make this solemn oath to you in My own name; this word sent forth from My mouth in righteousness will not return unfulfilled: ‘Truly every knee will bow before Me and every tongue will solemnly swear allegiance to Me!’ All will say of Me, ‘Yes! Only in Yahweh do I find righteousness and strength!’ And all who were angry with Me will come before Me and regret it! In Yahweh, all of Israel’s offspring will triumph and shine!”

God is not shocked or surprised by this death decree and sentencing. He knew it from the beginning. He is calling us forth with an invitation to AWAKEN, ASSEMBLE, REPENT, AND ARISE AS ADVOCATES UNTO ACTION!!!

He then led me to Isaiah 9:2 (TPT): “Those who walked in darkness have seen a radiant light shining upon them. They once lived in the shadows of death, but now a glorious light has dawned!”

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Let the reality of what Isaiah said sink in. We’re looking at a nation of people walking in deep darkness. In Isaiah 8:20-22, the Lord says, “Listen to the teaching and instruction of the Lord! If their speech does not line up with His Word, they will have no light of dawn.” He goes on to say that they will wander in lack and become famished. In response they will be enraged and curse their king and Lord. Whether in the heavens or earth, they will find only despair, darkness, and fearful gloom, and be thrust into obscure darkness. I would say that the state of our nation greatly resembles this picture. However, Isaiah begins to prophesy THE DELIVERER for the people:

Isaiah 9:6-7 (TPT)
“A child has been born to us; a Son has been given to us. The responsibility of complete dominion (government) will rest on His shoulders, and His name will be: The Wonderful One! The Extraordinary Strategist! The Mighty God! The Father of Eternity! The Prince of Peace! Great and vast is His dominion. He will bring immeasurable peace and prosperity. He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom to establish and uphold it by promoting justice and righteousness from this time forward and forevermore. The marvelous passion that the Lord Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, has for His people will ensure that it is finished!”

As Isaiah prophesied THE HOPE FOR SALVATION, I prophesy out of the deepest cry of my spirit:
Those walking in darkness have SEEN A GREAT LIGHT! The Light of Jesus is ripping through the darkness and shattering the gloom and doom cloud of death on a nation and generation! No longer will the blood-red stain of the murder of the innocent mark this nation for judgement; for a divine revelation of righteousness will be the drawback in preparation for the mass waves of deliverance to come. The only blood we will see is the cleansing blood of Jesus rolling across America from coast to coast; bringing cleansing in it’s crests! I decree and declare that just as the shift from judgement to divine justice took place when the first breath of life was expelled from a babe, a Savior, King Jesus, wrapped in cloth; so will divine justice break forth like the dawn with the breath of a generation who will never know the reality of genocide. The darkness of deception was obliterated the very moment that our Savior entered this world, The Son was born. When the blood of Jesus comes as a red wave to wash America white as snow, we will see LIFE burst forth from the rays of the dawn and ecstatic JOY will emanate in the heavens. It will be said across all the land, “Look at this great harvest of LIFE!
The Lord says, “Soon I will raise My hand and signal to the nations, and they will come with your little boys bundled in their arms and your little daughters carried on their shoulders. Kings will be their babysitters and queens their nursing mothers. I will fight those who fight you, I Myself will save your children. I will cause your enemies to feast on their own flesh and drink rivers of their own blood. Then you and all the world will know that I am Yahweh, your Savior and Redeemer, and I will never disappoint those who entwine their hearts with Mine.”

I have seen a variety of responses to the heart-breaking news and the majority of the responses are centered around the debauchery of New York (much like we’ve seen with California, etc.); and how many wouldn’t want to be living there right now for the judgement that is coming.

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David saw a heavenly exchange between Father and Jesus in Psalm 2:7-9 (NLT): “The king proclaims the Lord’s decree: The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become Your Father. Only ask, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, the whole earth as Your possession. You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.’” 

Knowing the responses and reflecting upon it and the truth of Psalm 2, I leave you with this truth and charge:

It is easy to allow apathy and complacency to take hold when it comes to news of regions outside of our own, outside of our own reality. However, I will challenge you in that your mindset might need to change. Yes, it’s possible that New York may not be where you are stationed right now and the judgement of God will always come upon a people in opposition to His Word. Make no mistake, the choices of one person, one city, one state absolutely directly affects you; as does the judgement that comes. Instead of disowning the state and people for their choices, we must realize that we cannot outrun the fallout. It is our responsibility as those who call ourselves ‘sons and daughters’ to take ownership of the actions of our nation and people, especially for those who refuse to do so. The judgement of God will fall upon this nation as a whole; with the outcome of the judgement being up to us.

We can either choose to mentally and emotionally neuter ourselves from what is set before us and suffer the consequences as an entire nation; or we can join God in what He wants to come from this: A divine awakening of sons and daughters that will stand up to the enemy operating in the unseen realm and fall to our knees in repentance on behalf of our country and people. Jeremiah and I have chosen to take God’s Word as our own and to live by it. When He said to only ask and He will give us the nations as our inheritance, the ends of the earth, our possession; we have taken Him at His word. Joshua 1:3 says wherever we set foot, He will give the land to us as an inheritance. This also means that wherever you point yourself to, He will give it to you. We personally have walked the streets of New York in intense prayer and spiritual warfare for the land five years ago when we began our faith journey. New York is a gateway city and the enemy is hard-pressed in war over it. We have pointed our faces and prayers to New York AND walked its land, and we REFUSE TO ALLOW THE ENEMY TO GAIN POSSESSION OF THIS GATEWAY, OF OUR INHERITANCE!!! WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL WE SEE THE HEAD OF HAMAN ROLL ACROSS THE GROUND AND HIS DEATH DECREE REVERSED!!!

I challenge you to AWAKE, ASSEMBLE, REPENT, AND ARISE TO ACTION on the behalf of the state, people, and nation! This is our mission: 

Ephesians 5:8-9 (TPT)
“Once your life was full of sin’s darkness, but now you have the very light of our Lord shining through you because of your union with Him. Your mission is to live as children flooded with His revelation-light! And the supernatural fruits of His light will be seen in you—goodness, righteousness, and truth. Then you will learn to choose what is beautiful to our Lord.”

In the next day or two, I will share a word from the Lord specifically about what actions we are to take and what He is doing.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh
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Expect the Unexpected (Southeast Asia)

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Headhunter warriors give their lives to Jesus!!!

Often, our expectations, true or false, will determine our reality. All of us have expectations of the way things will be especially when outside of our routine. Often, I will tell my wife to expect the unexpected; but today, God decided to remind me of this and shatter some of my false expectations.

Many things have already happened on this trip that were better than I had expected. We were told there would be no AC and I did not expect hot water… Hence the way I started out the last post (I just did not know how to work it right). Surprisingly, we have both. I am thankful for them, but God knew they were not necessary for me.

Another thing I did not expect was the opportunity to try some new foods. Both dog and bat were served at a service I went to. Everything was so spicy that through the sweating, tears, and raging fire in my mouth, I could not taste much. I have decided that I do not like bat though because there are way too many bones and not enough meat.  Somehow, I survived.

But really, none of that really matters. What would take place after this service is beyond what I ever expected. Originally, the team I am with had prepared the way by speaking to the pastors and having them prepare homes to visit where the lost would get saved.  The Pastor I was with was not there so he did not receive these instructions. Instead, he decided for us to go out witnessing on the street. When I found this out, I immediately began praying for strength and ability. Those of you who know me could easily surmise I do not have the gift of evangelism, and mass evangelism in public is rather intimidating to me.  I had to give the situation to God and ask Him to give me grace to do something that was entirely outside my comfort zone and expectations.  I am sure I will have to do the same thing tomorrow.

All the way from the service to the first place we would go out, I was praying silently and feverishly. God gave me grace in an excited couple that gathered the people into groups and then had me come over and share. This made it a little easier, but not really more comfortable.  The picture above was the first group they had me come share with.  The intimidation factor is way up there when four people in full headhunting warrior dress are standing there with swords and skulls hanging from their waists looking at you.  God gave me the grace to go all in and all of those red warriors and a few other people around got saved.  We ended up sharing for around an hour and 19 people, that I know of, prayed to become born again.  This was far more than I expected as uncomfortable as I was going in. I praise God for His grace, strength, and boldness to share.

So, what about you? What expectations do you have that need to be broken down? The enemy will always try to put false expectations on you to hold you back from the fullness that God has. What comforts do you need to release? What fears need to be broken? What expectations need to change to come into line with what God wants? Only He can change your wrong mindsets. But, you have to be willing to step out of the boat!!! If I had said no for any reason, I would not have seen these souls enter the Kingdom. If Peter had said no, he never would have gotten out of the boat. Yes, you may fall, but Jesus will be right there with you to save you and put you back on your feet.  

I invite you to ask God right now, to change your expectations to expect what was once unexpected to you. My God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask for hope for or imagine through His power working in me.” I pray that you allow that same power to work through you as you follow and obey Him!!!

Matthew 14:28-31 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 

Jeremiah, Man in Fire!!!

Ask of Me!!! (Southeast Asia)

Without any knowledge or forethought of returning to Southeast Asia, God has prepared a way for me to return.  The location is new (and undisclosed for safety reasons) but the vision and mission is the same to respond to Jesus’ command of “Follow Me” with a resounding YES!!!

While fasting and praying for this upcoming trip, a scripture was spoken to me very clearly. 

Psalm 2:8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will assuredly give You the nations as Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth as Your possession.’ 

This is the desire of The Lord for you today!!! Too often, we ask for such small mediocre things. God I need finances, take this stress from me, heal my headache… There is nothing wrong with asking these things, and I celebrate every prayer and act of faith in crying out to God.  However, if this is all we are asking for, we are aiming far lower than the Almighy God of the Universe desires or is capable of. 

My God is powerful and mighty and does great things beyond what we could ever ask for, hope for, or even imagine.  It is time for all of us to come out of small thinking and small prayers and graduate into Kingdom Prayers.  I desire a grand inheritance in The Kingdom!!! 

God has given me the privilege of traveling to many nations. I know most people may never have the opportunities I have been given, but how many nations have you asked for?  How many times have you poured out your heart for those in other countries to know The Lord and walk with Him? How often do you ask God to give your nation to you as an inheritance? Admittedly, I have not prayed as often or as fervently as I should, but God has given me the faith to ask for the nations as my inheritance.  

Now, as I travel again, unexpectedly, and without really praying for the specific location He has prepared for me before now, God has found a willing vessel. This is what He wants. Your abilities, talents, and gifts are not important. What is important is your willingness to be filled and desire to be used for His Kingdom.  

I encourage you today with this verse that has been on my heart the last month or so:

Romans 12:1 “Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies (dedicating all of yourselves, set apart) as a living sacrifice holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.”

It is time for us all, once again to worship God in the best way possible, by giving ourselves to Him just a little bit more today and letting Him do what He wants to do in and through us.

God, make us more willing and yielded vessels to You and Your will. Open our mouths to declare Your truth, may our thoughts and prayers be ever for Your Kingdom, and may our every breath be used for service in Your Kingdom anywhere You may take us, whether around the block or around the world. May we all have the faith and an abundance of grace to worship You with our whole lives!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

My Glory is Hidden…

Encouragement for Today –

Do you want to see a change in your life and the situations around you? Do you desire more than a meager existence? Do you hunger for more than you can see or know right now?

Come to Me!!! I am the King of Glory!!! I desire to come in and reveal all of Myself to you! Invite Me to come in like never before and open wide your heart to all of Me! 

My glory is hidden in the depths of My love!!! The closer you come to Me, the more you come to know, experience and walk in my love, the more My glory will be discovered and poured out in your life! This is what you really desire!!! I am more than you could ever see or know. 

Come to Me and discover anew My love. Ask Me for the wisdom and revelation to know it. Ask Me for strength to walk in this infinite love. As you do, you will discover new depths of My glory unseen!!! I love you My child!!!

Psalm 24:7-10 “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Self-sufficient?

Daily Encouragement –

What do you need? Are you good? Are you self-sufficient? Where do you place your trust? 

It is not wrong to know you are needy. It is prideful to think you could ever be self-sufficient. This lifestyle leads to death and destruction in so many different ways. You need Me! 

Do you trust in your good works, the work of your own hands? I am the One who works in you the Good. Do you trust in your own reason, resources, and riches? Everything good comes from Me! You must never trust in the things I have given, this is idolatry. Trust in Me!!! 

You can never be self-sufficient. You need Me. You could never take away the stain of sin! You cannot work your way into salvation, healing, or freedom… But why would you want to even try? I have already done the work and paid the price. 

Come to Me and receive all that I have! My storehouse is full of resources waiting for you to ask and trust. You need Me. Come and find your sufficiency in Me. I love you My child and will supply everything you need and more, if you will only come to Me and trust!!!

Jeremiah 48:7 “For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures,You also shall be taken…”

Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Prideful Opinion or Humble Trust?

Daily Encouragement –

What’s your opinion? What do you think? How much do you value yourself over Me and My word? 

Everyone has a thought or opinion about serious ( and even non-serious) matters, and most of the time you never have to ask for them. Pride and selfishness will raise their ugly heads and let you know what they think about whatever it is rather quickly. The hard part is learning to listen and trust Me over these two demons! Pride makes you think your way is the best no matter what it may be. Selfishness causes you to desire whatever is best or looks best to you. 

Cut these off at the roots and come to Me with humility. My ways are higher than your ways! Come to Me with trust knowing that I have your eternally best interests concerning all things. 

Come to Me! Trust Me! Follow Me! Love Me in all you do! This journey is worth it, and it will take a lifetime to complete. I love you My child!!!

Jeremiah 43:2-4 “…all the proud men spoke, saying to Jeremiah, “You speak falsely! The Lord our God has not sent you to say, ‘Do not go to Egypt to dwell there.’ 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah has set you against us, to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they may put us to death or carry us away captive to Babylon.” 4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, all the captains of the forces, and all the people would not obey the voice of the Lord…”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

The Good Way

Daily Encouragement –

Is your soul weary, tired, and troubled? Come to Me and find rest for your soul!!! You are worried and overly concerned with so many things, but you have forgotten the good way. 

Come to Me, and stand with Me in the right way. It is time to return to your first love. Ask Me for the good way, My way, the way of righteousness. Do not be worried and troubled with all the things in this world, but choose the best thing and come to Me. 

Find Me! Find My way, the best way, and walk in it! You can see it and know it, but if you do not walk in it, you will never find rest for your soul! 

Come to Me! Know Me! Follow Me! Walk with Me in My ways, and find all that you really need!!! I love you My child!!!

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the roads and look; ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is; then walk in it, And you will find rest for your souls…

Luke 10:41-42 Jesus said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!