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Destiny Destroyer (Unforgiveness)

Weight of Unforgiveness

At the beginning of this week, I had an overwhelming urge to do something!!!  I want to start a church, Bible Study, preach more, pray for people more, minister more!!!  I feel like I have so much that I can do to build the Kingdom of God, but still no direction where to apply it.  This is frustrating, but I know that God is using us, and working in us to prepare us for the next step.  This does not make the waiting time any easier though.  Here is the third part in a devotional series that God has been speaking to me to help me and my family walk more into the destiny that He has for us.

Now, since we know that we are Designed for Destiny and as we are removing every obstacle and making sure that we are receiving the Best Possible Signal, we must be very careful not to let anything destroy the destiny that God has for our lives.  There are a broad range of things that can be destroyers, Anger, fear, insecurity… but one of the most common destroyers of destiny is unforgiveness.

Imagine you order a meal from McDonalds. You scarf down the burger and are eating the fries when you discover a used band-aid nestled at the bottom of the box. Would you be able to finish the rest of the fries? Would you even want to?

A-Band-Aid-In-McDonald’s-Fries

Something bad no matter how small can ruin the rest of a good thing!!!

You should know, God wants you to walk in dynamic destiny right now. You must position yourself to receive and remove all obstacles. One of the most dangerous destroyers of destiny is unforgiveness. The devil will use this to steal from you. If he can cause you to take up an offense, your destiny begins to wither and die until you are able to forgive.

Read Matthew 18:21-35

Here, Jesus tells a parable explaining forgiveness. One servant was forgiven an immense sum that he would never be able to pay back, but that servant would not forgive his friend a few bucks. Because of his lack of mercy, the unforgiving servant was punished.

Forgive

You are called to be a representative of Christ. When you come to Him, He forgives you such an enormous debt that you could never repay Him. He gave His life up completely for you. Because of this mercy that was freely given to you, you do not have a right to be unmerciful. No, what they did is not right, and yes it hurt you deeply. But God granted you mercy and freedom from death, and you also must grant mercy and let God deal with it. In releasing that offense, God is able to release you into fully walking in your destiny because you are a better representative of Him. Get rid of the band-aid and enjoy the fries!!!

Challenge: Ask Holy Spirit to reveal everyone that you need to forgive. Write their names down on a sheet of paper. Release each name to God and ask Him to help you forgive them completely. Rip your list up and throw it away as a physical act of canceling their debt.

Destroying Unforgiveness

Suggested Reading: Matthew 6:9-15, Ephesians 4:29-32, Psalm 103

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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Being Global Carriers of His Presence: Newsletter #4

The month of August was filled with ministry for us not only locally, but globally as well. God continued to use Jeremiah in Spain as well as use Katie to minister in Texas. We pray that you continue to find joy and encouragement as you read about our journey of faith with the Lord.  We would love to meet with you personally and share about what the Lord has been doing in our lives as well as what the future entails!!!  Please let us know if you would like to get together with us or have us share with those in your ministry!

Love,

Jeremiah and Katie

August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

Adventures in Aussieland – Video Update #10

Hello All!!!  Today is exactly one month since we returned home, but with all the things happening we are just now able to post the video update of what was taking place in Australia.  Some of the highlights from Australia include: numerous healings, including 4 legs growing out, giving away free food that led to us conversing with hippies and drunk aborigines, playing with snakes, categorizing and alphabetizing a library and cooking some chili for a community meal at the YWAM base in Byron Bay.

Look for upcoming video updates including a recap of the entire trip and some outtakes from our unedited video updates.   Our trip to Australia is still not paid ($2,000), so pray about contributing to the ministry that the Lord did here!!!

A Light in the Darkness

The Land Down Under.  Kangaroos, boomerangs, and Steve Irwin.  These are the things we think of when envisioning the Outback.  My wife and I have been in Australia for more than a week now, and this is the first official blog about Australia.  We have been involved in a flurry of activities interspaced with moments of rest.  Things with us are busy and yet chill as the culture here denotes.

Chillin on a rainy day at the Sydney Opera House.

Chillin on a rainy day at the Sydney Opera House.

We are ministering in a small town called Byron Bay.  This area is known for a lot of things… none of which are listed above.  There are beautiful beaches here, lots of surfing, a lighthouse, and cults.  That’s right.  Maybe the Lord prepared us for the culture here by having us visit a cult our last Sunday in Cambodia.  It seems that there is a longing for the spiritual things here that exhibits itself in many ways.

New Age is rampant as well as many other cults that deceive people from the Truth.  Maybe this is because Byron Bay is the most Easterly point in Australia.  It is called the Eastgate, and because of this the enemy wants to take this city as his own.

As strong as the darkness is here, the bright light of the Son is all around.  We have visited two churches here that are solid and on fire, walking in the salvation, healing, and deliverance that Jesus called His people to.  The YWAM community has been here for more than 10 years and God is placing them in the perfect position to destroy the influence of the enemy in this place. Even as we visited the Lighthouse on the cliffs at Eastgate, God spoke to me about the spiritual lighthouses that are here.  There is so much light here that the darkness will not last for long. The gates of the enemy will not be able to stand against the Kingdom of God that is rolling forward here.  It is interesting that the people here, even the ones that are so involved in the dark things, are open to talk and share, and that is what we have been doing.  We listen to their deception and pray, then they sit and listen to the Truth that we have to give.  When the darkness is placed next to the light of the Truth, it becomes clear which one is the light.  There is no denying the light and the darkness.

Photo: Byron Bay Lighthouse at sunset.  Photo cred. Murray Vanderveer

Photo: Byron Bay Lighthouse at sunset. Photo cred. Murray Vanderveer

We got to talk with three surfer-hippie types.  One from Australia, one from Germany, and one from Norway that were all living in a camper van by the beach talked with us about the Truth. In the end, they did not miraculously choose to follow Christ, but the Truth was spoken clearly and seeds were planted.  We did not beat them over the head with the Truth so they would be defensive and not listen to anything we said.  We listened to them and then spoke the Truth without compromise.

It is Holy Spirit’s job to give us the words to say and do the working their hearts.  Nothing I say or do can change a person.  I speak and act in obedience, and God will use me to plant, water, and sometimes harvest.  It is much more fun to harvest and bring a soul into the Kingdom… but it is always a result of Holy Spirit!!!

God has made you to be a light no matter where you may be!!!  The darkness may be dark, but the light is always brighter!!!

Pray and ask Holy Spirit how you can be a light and speak the Truth.  Then, be the Light of the World that Jesus calls you to be (Matthew 5:14-16).

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Shout Out From Scotland – Video Update #4

Scotland is ready for revival and their time is now!!! Scotland is the gateway to Europe, so check out this Video Update from our time in Scotland to see specific ways you can be praying for the nation and the people there to see this wave of revival sweep not only across Scotland but to all of Europe!!!

Lighthouse of Life

God is moving quickly and He now has us in Scotland!  The call to come here was so evident and was what I believe to be the widest open door that we have had so far.  We have been more than welcome here and have been privileged to partake in numerous ministry opportunities.  While on the plane traveling to Scotland, I was praying for the Lord to show us what we were to do here as well as claiming a word from my sister-in-law, Tiffany, that God would reveal to us what the spiritual needs of the countries and places we travel to are.  The Lord then gave me a vision of a large lighthouse with a bright light shining directly up to the Heavens placed atop a vast hill.  There were many believers gathered around it praying, worshipping and asking the Lord to “Open the Heavens Wide.”  Each time that this was sung, the intensity of their passion grew and they poured out more of themselves into this prayer. With each growing cry, the light shone brighter and grew larger.  As this progressed, a hole began to open in the clouds and the glory of the Lord filled the sky as the beam of light reached into the Heavens.  The hole opened up even more and this continued until the people gave absolutely everything that was within them.  Then, the light in the Heavens (God’s presence) exploded and came down and filled the plush, green land.  When it dissipated, particles of light began to appear all across the land and missiles of light shot out to nations all across the world.

The Lord revealed to me through this vision that Scotland is alive but for too long it has remained dormant awaiting an awakening.  The people gathered around the lighthouse and the particles of light are those that are meeting and contending for a swift move of God to fall upon the nation as it has before.  Unity must be a main piece of how this change will come. God gave me Ephesians 5:1-14 which is all about living in the light, being children of light, Christ is the light.  The main verse being Ephesians 5:14, “Arise, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”  Isaiah 60:1-3 says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.  Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  

The interesting thing upon sharing this vision with the people here is that God has revealed this same vision to other Americans who were then led here upon His call.  A woman years ago had a vision of 400 lighthouses.  I met a man at GHOP (Glasgow House of Prayer) from my hometown who received a similar vision of the lights and missiles reaching out to the nations that eventually led him here to stay.  Another American woman spoke of a lighthouse whose light (revival) spread from the northwest to the east, as mine did.  There are over 100 cities/towns where Lighthouses of Prayer are taking place in Scotland, of all denominations and backgrounds praying for this move.  We’ve met a few leaders of the groups and the lighthouse is a very significant symbol to them.  We’ve found that there is a lot of prayers going up but a lack of unity among the churches and ministries which has been taking place for centuries.

Please join us in prayer for Scotland that the spirit of division would be destroyed and that unity would be restored to the people.  Psalm 133 says that where there is unity, the Lord commands blessing.  Light= what is Good + Right + Pure.  Christ is the Light.  I urge you to take hold of these verses and to be that beacon of light that helps usher in awakening.  If there is any place in your life where there is a lack of unity or broken relationships, I encourage you to do your part in mending them so that unity will come that will bring forth blessing.  What better blessing than to see Scotland, your nation and all nations be revived and set on fire for Jesus!!!  

Blessings,

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh