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What’s It Worth To You? 3/40

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!

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!”

Today, I will choose to be thankful and bless The Lord no matter how my body may feel.  Right now, if you have given up food, it is normal for your body to go through some of the same symptoms of withdrawal.  Too much salt, sugar, and caffeine in our daily lives will cause headaches, nausea, achy limbs, a general feeling of weakness… as these are removed, and the body rids itself of toxins.  The good news is that these fleshly oppositions should pass today or tomorrow completely.

If you have decided to participate in this fast, the only question now is –

What’s it worth to you? 

In our daily lives, we rarely have to give up anything of true value.  However, when we do, we must calculate if it is truly worth it.  There is a great difference between when you look into your purse or wallet and decide what you will pay for a shirt, book, or meal; and when you must consider the price you would pay for college, a car, or a house.  An object is only worth as much as we are willing to give for it.  Careful thought is put into how much a man will pay for a ring because you cannot put a price on the one that you really love.

As we fast and go through the daily troubles and temptations (i.e. your boss buying your favorite lunch for everyone the first day of the fast) let us look to Jesus and consider how much He is worth to us.

Maybe this is where you find yourself today:

2 Corinthians 4:8-11 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

Troubles, persecutions, and the death of the enemy may come upon us in many different ways, but even as our flesh is delivered to death it is a necessary sacrifice to manifest the life of Jesus in our flesh! 

May the life of Jesus shine out of you today and bring glory to The Father!

Something else to think about. In the middle of a discourse on denying your flesh, Jesus asks these two questions in Mark 8:36-37: For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

What is a soul truly worth? 

Jesus bled, suffered, and died that your soul might be set free.  That is how much your soul is worth to Him.

How much is Jesus truly worth to You?

How much do you value the lost souls around you?

Jesus, I am willing to do whatever it takes and give up whatever it costs that You may be glorified and that lost souls may come into Your Kingdom!!! Help me to truly value You not just in my words but in my daily actions of obedience!

Practical –

• Read Mark 8:34-38 and contemplate the value of a soul.

• Make sure you have included a list of lost or backslidden people in your daily prayer time.

• Listen and obey when Holy Spirit brings up specific things to do for these individuals.

Be blessed to know the true value of your soul and the souls of those around you as you are propelled into the next level!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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Faith That Brings Healing

Monday, March 24, 2014

God has taken us to Northeastern India to a state called Mizoram.  We have the privilege of joining our friend and his team from YWAM in doing ministry here.  Our friend and his team have been here leading a Worship and Intercession Seminar and it was exciting to join them after just hearing of the amazing healings and testimonies from their first night.

Mizoram map

Mizoram Map

We have never been to Mizoram before and we found that upon arriving in the small airport set in the middle of the jungle on Friday, what we imagined Mizoram to be was nothing like what it truly is.  Mizoram seems like a different country.  The Mizos are Indian, but they have an Asian ancestry since they border China.  A brief history of the Mizos is that they used to be head hunters.  But some British people answered the call of the Lord to “Go!”, and they took the Gospel of Jesus to this intimidating and murderous unreached people group.  Jesus became and is now the foundation of the Mizos.  Just in being in the first meeting, it was amazing to see the love for the Lord that the people have!  I became so excited for what God is doing in Mizoram and couldn’t wait to see what all He has planned here.

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Worship and Intercession Seminar in Mizoram

Saturday, Jeremiah spoke during the morning service about the importance of intercession. Following this session, there was great unity among the people as they repented and prayed for their Burmese neighbors of whom they had great prejudice against.  During the evening service, we worshipped and broke out into praying for people.  This was the first time I had been in a setting where the Holy Spirit was moving and I was seeing healings take place before me as I prayed for people.  The first man that came to me came for salvation and to be healed from intestinal problems.  The second came and wanted healing from problems with his nervous system.  A young girl came forward who has struggled with irregular periods and issues because of that.  The Holy Spirit healed each one and filled them.  One by one, people came forward for healing or just wanting more Holy Spirit.  During that night, people who had been prayed for had legs grow out, stomachs, back pain, and elbows were healed, and blind eyes were opened!

Jeremiah preaching about original design

Jeremiah preaching about original design

On Sunday, Jeremiah and I shared about original design.  I shared part of my original design of God calling me to be a mother and how the enemy has tried to kill me through infirmity and take away from that word being true.  The enemy would do anything he can to rob us of our God-given destiny but God’s plan for us is to walk in the Truth of who He says we are.  So many people came forward for prayer to know their identity in Christ as well as for healing.  I prayed for a girl with Hepatitis C, people with headaches, stomach ulcers, eye problems, and nervous system issues were all healed!  I was able to speak prophetically over people through their healing and every person I laid hands on was overcome by Holy Spirit and fell down.

Holy Spirit bringing healing

Holy Spirit bringing healing

This was all so exciting for me and was the moment where the measure of my faith was made evident.  Each time Jesus healed people, He had faith.  The disciples were unable to cast out demons and asked Jesus why.  He replied that they were faithless and corrupt people, and then with one statement, set free the demon-possessed boy.  I have been in a season of believing for my healing and contending for it from a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis from when I was young, but also from a diagnosis of poly cystic ovary syndrome, both of which are said to be chronic, lifelong things that can/will rob me in my life.  In the world’s eyes, these things look irrepairable, but in the eyes of Jesus, they amount to nothing compared to the power of God.  Jesus told me that if I don’t have the faith to believe for my healing, then how can I have the faith it takes to believe for the healing of each person I laid hands on?  I always wanted to be used to bring forth healing and breakthrough in people but I let the enemy bring in the lie that I wasn’t worthy enough to be used by God in this way.  It wasn’t until I chose to have the faith Jesus called the disciples to have, that I was able to see these miraculous things happen before my eyes and through my hands.

Romans 4:20-22 says, “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise.  In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.  He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises.  And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.”  Just as Abraham refused to believe anything but what God promised, God was able to move freely and powerfully in his life.  We were all a dream in God’s heart before the foundation of the earth.  If you don’t know who God says you are, I encourage you to ask Him, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made!  If there are any areas in your life where you believe anything other than the good things that are from Him, I urge you to give it up to God so that blessings may be unlocked and released in your life; and the power of God can flow through you in these incredible ways!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!

Idolatry In India

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The days have gone by quickly since we left Kosovo last Thursday and now we find ourselves being in India for almost a week. We were joined here at the house late Sunday evening by a team of 30 people from World Race.  They have been traveling to different countries for 7 months now serving and partnering with local ministries in each country.  India is their stop for this month and then they will be off to Nepal.  Prakash and Ravi, the leaders here, have organized different ministry things to do; Jeremiah and I feel that some of our time here will be partnering with them in what the Lord is doing here.

Yesterday was the first day of really experiencing Indian culture through being taken to one of the largest hindu temples here.  This experience was all new to me and I did not know what to expect.  Almost all of India practices hinduism and there are over 2 billion gods that the people worship.  It is nothing to go down the road and see 5 temples or places of worship, even at the trees and in the median of the highway.   The moment I stepped outside the van, I began having pain in my left knee as if I had twisted it, though I had not.  The deeper I went into the temple, the stronger the pain grew.  It did not take long for me to discern that there was something evil taking place in the spiritual there; and I knew this because of the unexplained pain.  I was not ready for what I would see when we went through the dark tunnel with signs explaining how one would get to heaven, who god is, and all of the other beliefs.  Upon exiting, I was blinded by such bright light reflecting off of the gold sculpted idol at least 4 stories tall.  It was surrounded by grey pointed stones that enclosed the worship area and it bore a trident and a snake wrapped around its neck, among many other disturbing things.  It felt as if I was walking into a spiritual prison.  After going through all of the required processes of removing shoes, skipping the hand washing and surpassing the priest waving smoke on us, we entered the main worship area where one is able to see the god in all its “glory.”

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By this time, the pain had increased and spread down my lower leg to my foot.  I was praying against it but told Jeremiah, and he said that he had a headache and his left leg was hurting as well.  During debriefing later, we discovered that many people experienced headaches and pain.  We spent time in silent prayer over the area, the people of India, and that God would tear down every idol and make His authority as the One True God known to them.  My heart broke for the people that the enemy has deceived so many into believing they have to do all of these things for a god to hear them and bless them.  The enemy has counterfeited what God has done and perverted the truth.  This was extremely evident to me when seeing the babies and children with markings on their head from birth.  It is as if the enemy has tried to lay claim to the children when they don’t have a choice and are brought up in these beliefs.  He tries to show it by the physical markings on them.  Oh that God would come in His power and wash away all of these things!

During our journey, God had me begin reading from 1 Samuel and in the Gospels for my daily readings.  I am finding more and more that in what I have been reading, I am seeing it in real life as we go along.  I finished 1 and 2 Kings, which is all about how the kings did not do what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and established idol worship, defiling the Temple of the Lord and making it a place of idolatry.  After more than 200 years of disobedience to the Lord, King Hezekiah was brought forth and destroyed every ounce of idol worship and evil that had been established, and brought back worship of the Lord.

In prayer over India when we arrived on Friday, the Lord gave me the verses, Isaiah 56:7-8, “I will bring them to My holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in My house of prayer.  I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices because My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.  For the Sovereign Lord, who brings back the outcasts of Israel says: I will bring others, too, besides My people Israel.” and Micah 4:5, “Though the nations around us follow their idols, we will follow the Lord our God forever and ever.”  There was once a move of God in India, just as in King David’s reign; but the enemy has come in with lies that have deceived many.  I believe these are prophetic words for India and pray that God would raise up people to speak truth.  I pray that the power of God would triumph over the works of the enemy bringing forth freedom and life to the people here.

This is my prayer for America as well, that every physical and spiritual idol would be torn down and the reign of the Lord would reside in each heart!  India is a Threat Level 3 when it comes to missionaries.  This means that we are viewed as hostiles with the intent of converting and disrupting the way of life here; we are dangerous and the word of the Lord is not welcome here.  America is a place of freedom and of resources that are meant to be given out and shared.  Let this be an encouragement to you that if you aren’t able to go out physically to other nations, that your prayers are just as and more important than anything!  A lifestyle of Radical Prayer brings forth revival.   Do you have the passion and determination to pray radical prayers and to give of your time, resources, and efforts for the people of the world?  If so, ask the Lord to take you to even deeper levels and how you can give love more!

Blessings,

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!