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Heart to Obey 37/40

You are invited to join us for The Propel Fast! Please review Propelled To The Next Level and other words for the reasons behind the fast as well as daily encouragement

With only 5 days left of the fast, I am sure I am not the only one counting down until the end.  As much as I have loved going through The 40 together, I am ready to celebrate and enjoy good things once again, as I am sure we all are.  In the final days of this fast, there will be a shifting from talking about the importance of giving God glory in fasting, humility and repentance to glorifying Him in feasting, celebration, and obedience.

Today, I want to look at a place in scripture where the people were fasting out of a wrong heart but expecting good results. They were also feasting our of a wrong heart.  Everything was all about how it made themselves feel and not what God wanted.  Let’s examine the book of Zechariah:

Zechariah 7:2-3 when the people sent Sherezer… to ask the priests who were in the house of the Lord of hosts, and the prophets, saying, “Should I weep in the fifth month and fast as I have done for so many years?” 

The people in captivity are away from their homeland, but are still trying to cling to their heritage, history, and traditions. They sent this man to the priests to ask if they should continue their ritual of fasting as they always had.  This is the response they get from God:

Vs. 5-7 “Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months  during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me—for Me? When you eat and when you drink, do you not eat and drink for yourselves? Should you not have obeyed the words which the Lord proclaimed through the former prophets… ?’ 

God is not impressed with their act of fasting, because they are doing it for their own benefit. God is not getting the glory.  Even in their eating and drinking that God could be receiving some sort of thanksgiving, praise, or honor, it is all about themselves instead of Him.  Whether you are fasting or feasting, obedience to The Lord is what allows you to worship and glorify Him!  If your heart is right, you will be able to praise The Lord whether you are fasting or feasting.

Vs 8-10 ” Then the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.’ 

The practical things God reveals to Zechariah for the people to do are not difficult, but neither are they easy for a people used to pleasing their own selves.  God must be the center, the main goal, and aim of our hearts if we are to truly worship Him in every area of our lives.  

Vs. 11-12 “But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.

The revelation of The Lord was streaming forth from the mouth of the prophet, but they would not obey, turned away, and would not even hear what God was calling out of them.  Selfish people with selfish hearts were unwilling to change and come into line with The God of grace and mercy.  This made their heart hard, and they had to suffer the consequences of their disobedience.

The 40 has been all about the softening of our hearts and the opening of our ears to hear. This becomes easier to do as we have a special time set apart to seek Him.  However, as we near the end of the fast, and will soon return to our normal way of life, what is to keep us from hardening our hearts and continuing to walk in our own ways?

Obedience! Obedience is key to daily walking in worship.  God is continually speaking forth His revelation, and we will continue to hear as we obey what we have been given. When we are disobedient to the Word of The Lord, our hearts will become hard.  The more we disobey, the more we will walk in our own way. God longs to pour out His mighty blessings upon us. He always has the best for us, but this is dependent upon our obedience to come into line with Him.  

My encouragement for us today is to seek The Lord for a new heart to walk in continuous obedience.  We will not always want to obey.  We will not always feel like obeying. In these times, we must truly believe that Jesus is worth our complete and total obedience. A heart of obedience will always lead us to worship and glorify our God and Father of grace, mercy, and love no matter what may be going on in us or around us.

Jesus, right now, when my heart is more receptive to you than ever, I want to be completely obedient to You, Your plans, and Your purposes.  I want to follow You and walk in Your way no matter what may be taking place in my life.  Whether it is something I want to hear or do, I want to totally obey all that You speak that You may receive all the praise, glory, and honor possible from my life. 

Practical –

  • Ask Holy Spirit to give you a willing and obedient heart
  • Glorify Him in your obedience today
  • Thank Him for all He has done, is doing, and will do

Be be blessed today with the ability and willingness to walk in obedience to all God is revealing. May you be released and propelled into the next level with Him as you obey to the best of your ability!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

The Victorious Tears of a Three-Year-Old

Last night was the premiere of the new film, Unplanned, which is a true story about Abby Johnson, the youngest clinic director of Planned Parenthood; and her life-changing experience in partaking in the abortion of a 13 week-old baby that set her on a course of exposing the deception and lies of abortion unto warring for Life! This movie I believe, will set a course shift in our nation and the nations of the world where abortion is concerned. No longer will the enemy be able to hide under false pretenses as he continuously murders God’s Little Ones!!! He WILL be and IS being exposed, just as Haman was; and he WILL be hanged for it as was Haman. Our Just God will not sit idly by and allow His babies to perish under the death decree of ’73!

This is just the beginning. 46 YEARS IS ENOUGH! 61 MILLION BABIES IS TOO MANY!!! God is raising up His Esther’s and Mordecai’s of this day to overthrow the power of darkness through warfare, fasting, prayer, and relentless pursuit of Justice! THE TIME TO REVERSE HAMAN’S CURSE IS UPON US!

This morning as I set out on errands with my boys, I was reminded while driving that I discovered recently of a Planned Parenthood DIRECTLY BEHIND the hospital my boys were born at! Right next to a hospital that brings forth life, the devil set up his camp to destroy life! HOW DARE HE?!?!!!

I had been unable to until today drive by there and pray. To be honest, I have never gone nor had the opportunity to go to a clinic to pray; only while in passing in other regions and states, and from wherever I was at the time. I felt a strong urging to bypass our turn to the store and to drive to the clinic. My oldest, Azariah, stated that the way we headed wasn’t the way to the store. I replied that we were going to go to a place to pray first. He inquired of what kind of place and why.

I will say that we have been a bit sensitive in our conversations about abortion in front our boys; for how do you explain to a three and two year-old that there are places out in the world that people go to have their babies killed??? How can the minds of young ones so close in age to unborn babies fathom that reality? It is hard enough explaining tragedy and death to them in our world prayers. How can you expect them to understand?….they don’t. Such should the response of the entire world be, unto action to see an end to the scourges of senseless death.

This time I chose not to withhold the truth. The reality is, much of the world, our nation and the Body of Christ included, continues on this path of destruction due to lack of knowledge and God-given revelation. I chose to be honest because part of the mandate and scroll for my life given to me in a divine Heavenly encounter almost a year ago was the scroll of His Little Ones. The mandate Jesus gave me in this encounter was to take up the scroll of His Little Ones (His unborn already aborted, those who are being aborted, and are set to be; and the fatherless ones); and to wage war on the enemy and fight for their lives; to reverse the curse of death and fatherlessness. If I choose to withhold my scroll from my children and imparting it to them, I am not fulfilling what I was sent to the earth to do; I am squandering it and joining those who wasted their life, inheritance, and who failed to advance the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. I am setting them up for failure. 

I explained to Azariah the reality of abortion, in a way that perhaps he might be able to grasp; the reality that the enemy has set up places where people go to have the babies in their tummies killed. I explained the spiritual aspect of it and that we were going there to pray for God’s babies that He would save them, have mercy on us, forgive us, and heal our land. That He would shut down the clinic and every person that would go there would be met by Jesus and someone who could help them and love them into the His Kingdom. That the Spirit of Adoption would arise and squash and destroy the spirit of death through abortion. We prayed specifically, “Jesus, we plead Your blood over our sins and the sins of our nation! God! End abortion and send Revival to America!!!” 

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He had questions and I answered them truthfully. He even told me we needed to go in to the doctors and tell them not to kill the babies but save them…if only it were that simple, I would storm in every clinic and declare the truth and love those moms and babies into the Kingdom!

As we drove around the curve looking for the building, I was floored to find a sidewalk lined with countless blue pinwheels; and as I gaze at the sign, I was flabbergasted to see an adoption center! Even more astounding was that it was situated DIRECTLY BESIDE the Planned Parenthood! It was an answer to prayer before we even arrived there!

I was surprised to find that there was no one praying outside of it like I know of at countless others around the nation. I felt to find a spot at the highpoint across the street that overlooked both buildings as an act of ascent and taking the high ground in warfare. I was led to play a life-altering song written for the aborted babies by Phil King and Cody Ray Lee, “Not Forgotten”.

Then we began to pray; myself and my two and three year-old baby boys.

We prayed with weeping, repentance, decrees, warfare, taking up my sword as a Gatekeeper of Righteousness and commanding the gates of hell be permanently shut over the region and the gates of Heaven permanently opened. We called forth laborers to this Harvest and the coming one, rising up in bold declaration that WE will be the answer He’s looking for; praying for each one coming in and out of the clinic to have mercy and spare His babies.

Someone has to take a stand, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If we do not take a stand, then deliverance will come from somewhere else and I and my family will perish. We were appointed for such a time as this! (Esther 4:13-14)

An answer of the future appointed time of the closing of this clinic sits right next door!
I decree and declare as we did this morning, that when these moms come seeking a permanent solution to their temporary crisis, they will be divinely led next door to the adoption center. That the Body of Christ will arise to BE THE ANSWER these women are looking for, through adopting these babies, birth moms and dads, and fostering them into a family, the family of God! The Spirit of Adoption will arise and I have seen in the spirit last year a dual wave coming with a baby boom of all the babies saved from abortion; and of the spiritual wave of those being saved as they awaken to Jesus, the Light of Life! Truly, families will be saved!!! A modern-day Isaiah 49 is coming!

As we drove away at the end of praying and contending, Azariah asked me to play the song again. We listened to it on the way to the store, and Azariah said, “Mommy, Jesus needs to come and beat the enemy!” He gets it. We withhold nothing from them. Out of the mouth of a Mighty Warrior, he declared the victory of Christ over the enemy! Indeed, He has already overcome and holds the keys of death and the grave in His hand!

I sang forth through tears, the song and when we arrived at the store, I heard sniffles from the back seat. I turned around and was shocked to find Azariah crying. I asked why he was crying. He said, “I’m making tears come from my eyes because of the babies being killed. It makes me sad and I don’t want them to die. I listened to the song and it makes me cry because I want the babies to live. I don’t want the enemy to hurt babies. I don’t want to go in there because Elam is a baby and I don’t want the doctor to kill him. I want the babies to be our family. I want to save the babies.”

I was stunned. Through tears, I did explain to him that they wouldn’t kill Elam because he’s not a baby in mommy’s tummy and they’re safe. With that though, I had to try to explain to him why unborn babies are targeted for this act. More than anything I was shocked to see that he really did get it. We prayed again afterwards.

I end with this, may we be like Azariah.
May we be so engrossed in the Kingdom of God that we have the same mindset as he does!
May our eyes be awakened as his were, of the reality of abortion in our land!
May we be provoked to pray, take a stand, act, and be the answer to the crisis brooding over our land!
May we train up our children to fight for the cause of His children!
May we be the answer in the increase of the adoption movement to save babies and children from abortion and being orphans!
May we not hold back any longer but AWAKEN, ARISE, AND ACT!

I urge you to listen to this and be moved to action.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh