11/10/19 Miracle City Global
Anna Love. I want to be real with you. Sometimes we’re not forthcoming or honest about what we’re dealing with. From last Friday to this Friday I have been in a horrible place—an emotion, mental, physical in my body struggle. It’s being stuck down, being depressed, feeling like there’s no hope, like your faith is weakened. Everything I knew to do in the Lord to overcome was a struggle. Putting the Word on it was still a struggle. Putting scripture on it was still a struggle. Calling on the name of the Lord, coming up, was still a struggle. It was like I couldn’t break out.
I have a faithful team. All these guys (Worship Team) are faithful to pray for me and be there for me. Every time I was ready to reach out to them and say, I really need you to pray for me, the Lord would say, No! Still in the struggle, still trying to come out. I talked to my mother and got her to pray for me. That helped but it was still a struggle to break out.
I told her, It’s the weirdest thing. Nothing has triggered this. I’m not upset over anything, but I feel like I’ve done something wrong or I’ve disqualified myself or something’s just bad wrong. I don’t have any open doors in my life. I’m not doing anything that I don’t need to be doing.
Can you think back on a place in your life where you weren’t necessarily walking with the Lord and you came around and saw it and that brokenness that you felt and, How am I going to get over this? I was in a place like that except there hadn’t been anything done. It was this push of, How do you overcome when everything in you is telling you the opposite?
Finally this past Friday morning I was crying out to the Lord and said, Even if I don’t feel it, even if this doesn’t change, no matter what, you’re worthy of praise. So I began praising the Lord. I got my mom to pray for me. I kept on praising until I finally broke out of it. And by Friday night when we stepped into the meeting, I was back to myself and a good place in the Lord.
It showed me, How can we build our faith if we don’t walk through anything? It’s one thing if we walk through a situation where you need something in the natural physical realm. You need the Lord to come through for you financially or to heal you in your body. It’s one thing if it’s a visible miracle. It’s something we can believe for. We can stand up in faith and pray for it and see the Lord do it.
But if you’re in a place of depression and feeling down under and there are things going on within you, in your mind, will and emotions, that can make things look and feel a bit different. It’s not something you can see. You can’t see it at all. We can’t be led by or fall into being stuck in our emotions because if we’re not careful we’ll be driven by our emotions.
The Lord was showing me, What greater testing of your faith than to step out and praise the Lord, give him honor, give him glory, worship him when you don’t feel it at all? Not only do you not feel it in yourself to do it, you don’t even feel worthy enough to do it. I think sometimes when you’re seasoned people it’s like we forget the simple things, and we get in these places. It’s not a complacent place. We’re still pressing in and we want everything the Lord has, but sometimes these little things sneak in through tiredness or weariness, and what’s so small becomes so big.
Over and over again I listened to different worship songs this week, and some we’re going to sing today. I’m reminded of the month we’re in, Cheshvan, and the picture Brad showed about the olive press. This is a month where the Lord is pressing things out of us. He’s pressing because it’s a new anointing and a new glory coming. I realized in the moment of this battle, this struggle, the Lord was pressing things out of me. So I believe he’s pressing things out of us as a body. It’s pressing those things out that don’t need to be there, but it’s also bringing a pressing to when you feel like you can’t or don’t have anything to give, when you feel like you can’t overcome. It’s like he’s pressing out that Overcomer in all of us. Because he’s on the inside of us.
I would say that if you feel tired or weary or down, or if you feel happy and joyous and wonderful, welcome the pressing of the Lord. Because in pressing there comes a breakthrough. There comes a new glory. There comes that rich oil. The songs I was singing and the new songs I noticed coming out are all about returning to your first love. They’re returning to those times and those moments when you first felt the Lord calling your name.
If you’ve been walking with a spouse or a friend or even the Lord for a little while, whenever things are new and fresh, there’s a joy and excitement within you. But you can walk with someone for a long time and have that closeness with them, but that excitement of being in their presence, that excitement of when you catch them with your eye, those things, those first feelings, may not be there anymore.
I believe the Lord is not only reminding us of those firsts, but he bringing us into a new place where it’s all fresh and it’s all new with Him. His mercies are new every morning. We’re supposed to go from glory to glory, but never become stagnant. I believe the Lord is stirring that up in each of us.
When I was worshiping and listening to worship songs over and over again or playing my keyboard and worshiping, even when I didn’t feel it, it was like, I’m going to do this because this is what you said to do. You said praise. You said worship is a weapon. So even if I don’t feel it, I’m going to do it.
There’s a song, Way Maker, that says, Even when I can’t see it, even when I can’t feel it, you’re working. I would sing those words even though I did not feel it at all, even though I couldn’t see the light of breakthrough coming. My confidence was in the Lord, that if I say these words, it’s a matter of time before it becomes the real thing.
James 1:2. Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. It took me seven full days to realize that even in the moments of feeling so low, despite how I felt, despite feeling so far away from God, I realized that for seven days I pressed into the Lord, probably harder than I had in a really long time. It took me seven days to even realize that’s what I was doing.
But in the course of seven days it brought me back to some firsts. It made me check my heart, and it made me so thankful. I don’t say this to boast in myself. I say it because it’s real and I think there are places like this in all of us. The cry of my heart began with, God, I just want to be real. It’s not about putting on a show. It’s just about you. It’s just about coming back to that real place of worship.
It’s not giving a word to be seen, but giving a word because that’s what you’re saying. And I’ll release it for you. It’s about singing a song, not to sound beautiful, not to give the glory to yourself, but to praise his name because he’s worthy. It’s coming back to that place where your heart is set on him and everything else is just whatever. Whenever we set our heart on him and our intentions on him, whatever we go to do we’re going to do it in excellence, because we’re doing it for the one our heart loves. We’re doing it for the one that drives us. I was realizing in those seven days what drives me. And I realized that is was Him. I was in a place of, Lord, I don’t feel it. I don’t see it. I know that faith is not a feeling, but then I was like, Do I do this for me, or do I do it for you? It was these real questions that we have to ask ourselves.
I was so thankful for the answers. A while back I talked about asking the questions the Lord was ready to give the answers to. I believe he’s settling things within our hearts this morning. I think we all have questions about ourselves or our motives or what our hearts are really set on. Sometimes I think we don’t know or can see the full picture. But the Lord is answering those questions. I think some of you are going to be pleasantly surprised. Any place that’s not right in us, he can fix that in a moment. All it takes is yielding our hearts.
Lord, we thank you for your glory. We thank you for your presence in this place. Father, I thank you that you don’t change like shifting shadows, but that your glory and your person, who you are, always remains the same. Lord, we honor you in this house. We honor you this morning. We honor you. We honor you. We honor you, not just for what you do but for who you are.
Jesus, come and be King of our heart. Come and be the Lord of our heart. I thank you that we’re motivated by you, that your mindset is our motivation, Jesus. Set things right within your body. Lord, I thank you for your joy unspeakable, your joy uncontainable, your joy rising with the water this morning.
For those who feel stuck, Lord, for those who feel down in the dumps, for those who feel depressed, I thank you that joy is coming and invading. And Lord, for those that feel joy, for those that feel like they’re moving, I thank you for an even greater double portion measure of joy coming to your body.
Lord, I thank you that we’re returning to our first love. We’re returning to those things ‘at first.’ Lord, I thank you that you’re brining us back around to those firsts, but that we’re not the same as we were back then, Lord. I thank you that we have even more of an awareness, even more of a knowledge, even more of an understanding, and even more of a love for you.
Lord, I thank you that it’s not over, but it’s just the beginning, and the best is coming and it’s better and better and better. So we step in and we worship you this morning.
🎶Oh we worship you. I feel your goodness and I saw your love. God you’ve been good to me. My soul sings with all my heart I love you Lord. You’re my first love. You’re my reward. God you are good and your love endures forever.
Betty Love. Every time we make that declaration, God you are good and your love endures forever, we need to think about Jehoshaphat. There were three armies bearing down on Israel and they were much larger than the people of Israel. The people came out as a nation to seek the face of the Lord. And Jehoshaphat said, Lord, we don’t know what to do.
I know as believers we find ourselves in similar situations and we don’t know what to do. But we can follow Jehoshaphat’s lead and the leading of Holy Spirit who knows exactly what to do. You’ve got someone living on the inside of you, the Spirit of goodness, the Spirit of God, and he knows. He knows where we stay.
Jehoshaphat said, We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you. The word of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and he began to prophesy. Send out the praisers. Send out the musicians. Send out the worshipers. And they had the song, Lord you are good and your love, your mercy, endures forever. It was a simple song, a simple declaration, that we are singing today.
And the armies of God went forth, and the Spirit of God went forth, and it says that the Lord sent ambushments on the enemy. He’s going to ambush our enemies this morning. The enemies of our lives, of our families, this city. I would say even in this nation because we have a nations call. So as we are enjoying and welcoming the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, the goodness of the Lord in our lives, coming back to our first love, you’re making a declaration over your life today. You’re making a declaration over your family. You’re making a declaration over your land. You’re making a declaration over our city and our nation.
So let’s just sing of the goodness of the Lord. I want you to know that as you sing heaven is running, angels are moving, heaven has come to help us today.
🎶Lord you are good and your love endures forever. You never fail me. You’ve been so good to me. I’ve got the joy and it won’t let go. My soul knows it well. We’re gonna jump in the river. We’re gonna dance in the river. Pick your head up and be strong in the strength of the Lord. Move along. Keep marching. It’s one foot in front of the other, keeping time, staying in line. Keep your head up.
Every step you take. Every move you make. Every breath you take, I’ll be watching you. I’ll lead you every step of the way. I will follow you.
Laurie Myrick. When Anna started singing that his eyes are on us, that we’re moving, marching, one foot in front of the other, then I knew that I heard God earlier. When Betty was talking about Jehoshaphat, he didn’t know what to do, she didn’t complete that sentence. I said, Father, I know it says when he didn’t know what to do, his eyes were on you.
It says in II Corinthians 10:4-5, Are you willing to say with Jehoshaphat, I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on you? Get in God’s presence and remember who he is and what he has done. Cry out for him to reveal his strategy. Join me as we see God’s strategy, not ours, for he has ways that are way higher than our ways. When we don’t understand, it’s his plan.
As we were marching corporately in the army, one foot in front of the other, I had a feeling in the body of Christ sometimes you don’t quite feel like a soldier that’s worthy to march. And you think, Well I can start out with him but what if I get weak. And Father said, Whoever you are, whoever is feeling that today, know that if you’re marching in the army of the Lord, I’m here. There’s another here. We’re going to pick you up. We’re going to hold your arms up. We’re going to praise. We’re going to say, I decree and declare healing, wholeness.
And I say, Thank you, Father, for redemption, for grace and your mercy. It endures forever.
Betty Love. Praise God. We receive the word. Before we even went into Move in Time, the Lord said that Time is here. I know there is a being called Time. And I know there is a set time of the Lord. The word of the Lord to us this morning and those that are watching, Job went through a whole lot and he said, Oh Lord that you would set a time and then remember me.
I hear the Lord saying, Today is the set time and he has remembered you. He can’t forget you because he has engraved you on the palm of his hand. He has promised us that he’ll never leave us or forsake us. I hear the Lord saying that Time is here. He wants us to make the most of every opportunity, redeeming the time, taking back what has been stolen, lost, or missing.
I also heard out of Peter where it says, Humble yourself before the Lord because he gives grace to the humble and he will lift you up in due time. I believe Holy Spirit is saying to us that your Due Time is here. Your set time is here. The anointing, the authority, is walking together in this season. His anointing and his authority.
Your set time to come up and come out is because God has remembered covenant, and he can’t forget covenant. He will never leave us or forsake us.
Father, I just decree and declare and thank you that this is our set time of favor, that salvation comes to us in fullness today. And Father, as a people, as a house, as your house, we’re not going to miss the grace of God. We’re not going to miss the opportunity that you have set before us to redeem the time, to step into those places that you are revealing in the now, to go to the root of issues that have been long-standing in our lives.
Lord, we acknowledge that we are in a set time of your favor. We are in a day of salvation, and I decree over everyone in this room that needs to be lifted up and lifted out, any place in our lives that our due time has come, Lord, we say, Lift us up and lift us out, in Jesus name.
Kimble Love. I’ve got to speak into this timing thing. I’m the keeper of the clock. I’m always a time watcher. As long as I can remember it was always engrained in me to be on time. You may not believe this, but your timing and the way you handle time has a very great affect on what goes on in your life. I’m just being real.
We always say, I want to be in the right place at the right time. How many of you have a problem being on time? A lot of people do. I really believe that if we would be more sticklers about time, that we would see our situations and circumstances change. We always talk about coming in together, coming into right alignment. That includes time. You can’t come into alignment with something if your timing is off. I’m just being real. This is just a practical thing.
I really believe that if you will mind your time, that you’re going to see things that you’ve been standing for, hoping for, begin to manifest. Because if you’ll mind your time, and you begin to be in those right places at the right timing, then you’re going to see the manifestation of that that you’re desiring.
I believe you’ll actually see yourself coming out of situations and circumstances that have plagued you all of your life. This is a word of instruction and of encouragement. The Lord always says, Taste and see that I’m good. Come into order. When you come into order and you walk in obedience, it’s everything we do in our life and it evolves around time. But God is not in time. God operates out of eternity. Yesterday and today and forever, God is always the same. He’s never late. He always on time.
God doesn’t live in time. We live in time. But we can transition into the Lord’s timing, and it’s a supernatural act. But we’ve got to get it going first here in the natural. Be on time. Be where you’re supposed to be when you’re supposed to be there. And I promise you, you’re going to see your situations change for the better. Glory to God. My time’s up.
Anna Love. Prophets, Pitfalls, & Principles. 2 of the 10 M’s. Methods. Manners.
I thank the Lord that we’re in His Time.
The 10 M’s is a great checklist not just for prophetic ministers but for Christians in the family of God. It’s a check list for our lives. If any of these 10 things are out of order, then we are out of order. You can’t say, I have 8 or 9 of these and I’ll just forget about two of them. It doesn’t work that way. If you have any of these out of order in your life then it’s a time to ask the Lord to bring them to order.
6) Methods. Hypocrisy is one of the greatest underminers of ministry. The problem of ministers whose practice doesn’t match their preaching goes back to Biblical times, as attested by Paul’s words to Titus: “They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.” Titus 1:6.
We could paraphrase this passage today to say: “They profess that they’re charismatic, present-truth, prophetic people. They confess that they’re Christians and children of God. They claim to be God’s ministers. But they deny Him by their unChristian, ungodly methods.”
What does that mean? Does that mean if someone’s methods are not right they’re not a Christian? No! Even though we’re born-again sons and daughters we still have a flesh that can sin. And we are susceptible to sin if we’re not keeping ourselves in check, if we’re not washing with the water of the Word, if we’re not staying yielded to the Lord. First of all, I’m saying we don’t question our salvation. Our salvation is eternal but our methods get out of order if we’re not yielded to the Lord.
This really stuck out to me as I was reading this chapter. He talks about being rigidly righteous. It sounds almost like a lawful thing, and we’re not under the law. Rigid is like order, black and white, here it is. But he talked about anything questionable. Anything that questions righteousness, any action, any attitude, any motive that is maybe seemingly unrighteous, even in the smallest amount. You cast it away.
You live your life above board. To be rigidly righteous means living above board. It means that if somebody is going to take the magnifying glass to your life, you’ll say, Here I am. That I don’t have anything to hide. If you live rigidly righteous, then you can do that without question. Does that mean we’re all perfect? No! It doesn’t. But we can aim to set our standards higher.
In our ministry methods, it is important that we act righteously, even ‘rigidly righteous.’ Meaning that we have absolutely no mercy on the works of the flesh. We must treat them like rattlesnakes, to be avoided at all costs. It doesn’t mean we act religious. It doesn’t mean if someone falls into sin or is in a tough situation that we beat them with the Word because they’re not being rigidly righteous. It means we can stand there and give them a hand up because we don’t have open sin in our lives.
Romans 6:11-14. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
I think I can speak for us all. I don’t want to be an instrument of wickedness. Do you want to be an instrument of wickedness? If your methods get off and you get off in the things of the Lord, then you start becoming a tool for the enemy. And honestly, it’s even worse for us as Christians if we start acting in that way because we know the truth. So not only have we opened ourselves up and we’re involved in things we don’t need to be, but we’re not shining our light in the right way.
I had never seen this before, but we talk about being the light, being the light for the world to see Jesus. As Christians, whenever we start getting things in our lives out of order, or we fall into sin or we fall into ungodly mindsets, etc., you think, Well their light’s not shining as bright, etc. I realized our light is still shining just as bright, but what is shining and how we’re representing God is really bad. And it can cause people not to want to come to Christ.
That should really break our hearts. It should make us want to be better. I don’t mean better in a form of works or if I just do a good job or do my best. It should really break our hearts over people and over our own lives for any time that we’ve not represented God and the kingdom well. Me first. As I pondered this, I realized—and it’s not just for ministers, but any born-again son or daughter of God, any Christian—we all represent, whether we like it or not. We don’t just represent the Lord but we represent one another.
If we start living our lives like, Oh I’m not just representing Anna, Kimble and Betty, but I’m also representing Michael and Michelle, and Josh and Rashad, Nita, etc. in everything we do, if somebody cuts you off in traffic or you have a waitress that’s rude to you. Or if somebody does something off-color, and it wants to rise up in you, Well as a matter of fact…and you want to do that; well think, I’m not just representing me, but I’m representing everyone at Miracle City.
I’m not just representing everyone at Miracle City, but I’m representing every church, every Christian believer in Hattiesburg, and Mississippi, and in the world. If you start thinking, Okay if we’re in a kingdom that’s not of this world, and we are the family of God and we can all agree on Jesus, then for better or for worse, to the world, we’re all one.
So we need to start raising our standard and let righteousness become the standard. That was one thing as we did the 70 Days of Raising up Righteousness. It was all about righteousness becoming the standard for our nation.
The Lord has been talking about coming back to that first love and coming back to those first things. I was seeing that even with the election coming up and the elections in our state recently, we’ve been crying out to the Lord for our state and our nation, and that is so important. We don’t need to stop doing that. But if we can’t say, Lord, come raise up a standard of righteousness in me, then we are out of order.
Let’s get our temples right where we can be a reflection of Christ, where we can be who we need to be in the earth and the fullness of, where we can represent the kingdom well and we can see heaven come on earth. We can see godly men and women elected into office. We can see prayer brought back into schools. We can see all these things. But if we can’t get ourselves in order, then we have a problem. I want the Lord to bring everything in order in me first.
As we’re talking about methods, let’s talk about Integrity. One thing I’ve really been on lately is the truth, and anything apart from the truth is a lie. Any color, any variation of the truth is a lie. The truth is very simple.
In ministry as in any endeavor, the end does NOT justify the means. We cannot conclude, for example, that in order to impress people more deeply with God’s power and grace, we can justify EXAGGERATION in our personal testimony or in relating any story or miracle we have witnessed. Maintaining proper methods is key. This means we cannot stretch or embellish the truth. We must walk in absolute integrity.
I think a lot of times it’s not a malicious thing and we can all do this, but have you ever been really excited about telling a story and you’re giving all the details, and then after you tell the story you think, that may have been a little better than it was, or I may have exaggerated the situation or the dynamics. Have you ever done that?
Or have you ever listened to someone telling a story, and you were there and in that story, and you thought, that is not what happened? I think everyone has been on all those sides. I was realizing, especially if we are ministering or if we’re relating a story in ministry, or telling a faith-building story, God does not need our help by making anything that He does bigger than what it actually was. Right?
I was realizing that if you are standing up here with the microphone in your hand sharing about the Lord or sharing a story, me first, and you start exaggerating it knowingly, especially, you are lying! So you are standing in the House of God, ministering to the people, lying! That should be very convicting for all of us. It’s integrity on every level. It’s getting to those nitty gritty things.
Bill Hamon says, For forty years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness without being circumcised. When they crossed over the Jordan River to Canaan, God required that they cut away the flesh and consecrate themselves through circumcision, Joshua 5:1-8. I believe that in the Charismatic Movement there has been that wandering in the wilderness.
Christians came out of the Egyptian bondage of dead religion but they have, in many ways, only wandered in the wilderness still carrying the flesh of ungodliness and not yet entering God’s promised land. I believe God was gracious during that time and did not call into account the ministers who were under these methods. Nevertheless, I am also convinced the Prophetic Movement is taking us over Jordan into Canaan to conquer it.
So I believe God will not allow us to remain uncircumcised. He will require of us that we cut away the flesh of ungodly methods and consecrate ourselves to Him in holiness, and He will call us all into account if we don’t.
That resonated in me because we’ve been talking about not wandering in the wilderness for another forty years and that we’re crossing over. And as we ended the Hebraic year we were in, we talked about crossing over. As we stepped into this new decade of Pey 5780, and as we’re about to step into 2020, and even in this month of Cheshvan, as the Lord is pressing the things out of us, it’s important that we cross over completely in any area that might be out of order.
If you’re walking around and everything looks nice and neat and in order, but you have a big stain on you; maybe you can’t see it readily, but you’re not clean. I don’t say that in a lawful way, but I believe the Lord wants us to clean up our own house so that whenever this house is open, and the influx of people come in, then we’ll be ready. It’s all about being ready. And we’re in a season for Him to make us ready. And it’s not a long, drawn-out thing. It’s like, Be ready! And the Lord makes you ready. I believe he’s doing something quick. It’s like that scripture. It’ll happen so fast it will make your head swim.
Betty. As she is speaking I am hearing the Lord say, This is our Due Time. This is our Due Season. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done, what we’ve been dealing with, as we’re looking at the 10 M’s, he’s saying, I’ve got your exit strategy and I am bringing you up and out. Your Due Time is here. Praise God. New beginning. Fresh start.
Anna. I believe, like it’s been coming forth this morning, you can’t make it up, about the timing of the Lord. This is the great thing about the Lord, especially as being a good Father, he never reveals anything to us or anything in our lives that he is not ready to heal.
7) Manners. You might be thinking, What do manners have to do with my Christian walk or with anything in ministry? Manners have to do with everything—how you treat other people. To me, apart from our personal relationship with the Lord, I would say that maybe 80% to 90% of being a Christian is how you treat other people. You’re supposed to love your neighbor as yourself.
When Paul wrote Titus, he included in his letter a list of qualifications for an overseer, as well as reminders about how all the people were to behave. These instructions help us see the kind of manners that should characterize God’s ministers.
I like that Paul wrote in there, These are qualifications for overseers or for the leaders. But he wrote a little side note that said, Well, it’s for all the people.
Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined… Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and show true humility to all men. Titus 1:7; 3:1-2.
As Christians we are supposed to reflect the love of God because what is God? God is love. What is the most important gift of all? Love. If you don’t know how to love, then you don’t have anything.
All Christians, but especially Christian ministers, should be different from the world in their manners. Love must be the rule for their relations to others—and love is not just a feeling.
Love is a principle we practice, a way of life. Love is gentle, polite, kind, and discreet; self-controlled, peaceable, considerate, and slow-tempered. In short, love is mannerly; and the manners of a Christian minister should show him or her to be a gentleman or a lady.
Manners aren’t minor. Even a seemingly little “M” like manners can close doors to people and their ministries. A prophet has no excuse for being rude, crude, ill-mannered or obnoxious. On the contrary, true prophets of God portray proper, Christlike manners in their dealings and ministry with others.
Bill Hamon talks about sending a group of ministers on a missions trip. He sent four of five people overseas to partner with a ministry. He knew the whole ministry team. It was a big ministry; they were great friends; and he sent a handful of people. He got a report back of how they did and how the ministry was. They said the ministry was wonderful. All the ministry of your people was spot on.
But we had a problem with one of your leaders. He asked what the problem was. He said his ministry and the words he released were spot on. But he treated the people like garbage. He treated the local people we were ministering to like garbage. He was rude to all the hotel staff, rude to waitresses, rude to every person who came into contact with him, and acted like he deserved to be treated better than everyone else. So he said, Please don’t ever send him back here.
So manners, if out of order, can close doors of ministry to us. Now the Lord can redeem it and fix it and give you a second chance because he is so good about doing that, but the impression we leave with people is very important. If they think we are hard to work with, or we’re stuck on ourselves, or have a wrong mentality, then they aren’t going to want to deal with us again.
The Tongue. This goes with manners. One requirement for ministers that is especially important here is that they “slander no one.” That means we must guard our tongues when talking about out relatives, our neighbors, our boss, our employees—even our enemies. Our speech, as Paul told the Colossians, should always be “full of grace, seasoned with salt.” Colossians 4:6.
Also with slander and talking about ministry, if you are ministering to someone and they tell you something in confidence, unless it has to do with a life or death situation or some kind of abuse, you NEVER go and discuss that private thing or that matter with anyone else—no one. That is supposed to stay between you and that individual. As ministers, as we minister to people, (we must be) a safe place where they can confess their sin or whatever they’re dealing with. The fact that they told you is huge.
Turn it around and think, If I was involved in something, would I want everybody to know what I was dealing with? It’s back to treating others how we want to be treated. If you are talking about people you’re ministering to, then you are slandering their name. If they are dealing with a situation or sin in their life, unless you need to get the law involved, you are slandering their name. The Lord may heal and deal with that situation, but whoever you’ve told about it, they only associate that thing with that person unless the Lord really has a hold on them.
No course language. Another type of speech to be avoided is course language. Paul told the Ephesians: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up others.” Ephesians 4:29. Profanity, vulgarity, blasphemy, and other impure language simply have no place in the vocabulary of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
From the book. Jesus said, Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:34. If we tend to use foul language under stress, then we need to get the foulness out of our hearts. We must ask God to deliver us and to set a guard over our lips. In whatever form, ill manners will tend to discredit our ministry.
Are we on time for our appointments? Do we keep people waiting? Do we write thank you notes for gifts or other kindnesses? Or do we forget to show gratitude? Do we wait for our turn in conversation or do we tend to interrupt others as they speak? Do we treat store clerks with respect? Or are we impatient and demanding?
Even in small matters when we deal with others we need to remember that we have no excuse for rudeness, because you have to remember, love is patient and love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. And it keeps no record of wrongs. Ministers of God are called to be ladies and gentlemen and this is how.
That might sound hard but we have to be rigidly righteous. It’s not hard. It’s being above board. It’s being a good representation of who God is. If we don’t represent the love of God, then how are we going to draw people to God? Because God is love. We’ve talked about love a lot in this house. About how love is not a license to sin and it’s not agreeing with sin. You can love someone unto repentance. Love is telling the truth even when it hurts. But it’s, How are you motivated? Are you motivated in love or are you motivated in anger? So we have to keep our heart’s motivation in check.
Betty. As Anna is sharing this word—(she gets the plumb line off the altar)—How many of you as this word is being released, you can feel the conviction? Maybe everyone in here has gotten there. And I don’t want you to do this either—the prophet part of me wants to roar when I hear, Oh we’ll never get there. That’s an excuse to never get there. Everyone of us is called to maturity, me first.
As the different things are being said, the promise is that God is going to the root. Over the last several weeks, beginning at the Columbus Transformation Portal, Michael and Michelle can attest to this, we have seen trees uprooted. As we have traveled up to Jackson I have seen two other trees completely uprooted, not just knocked down. The whole root system is up out of the ground. For me to notice that and see that and one to be actually in our pathway.
When we stood at the tree in Columbus, when I was looking at it down was one thing, but when I came back down that driveway, that root system left a huge hole. The Lord is putting his finger on things in our lives, really our tongue. Because he has called you and me to create with him. We are literally creating our environments and our worlds around us.
Our environment can be different regardless of the people that we live with. I know that there is a place because I’ve lived there. And I seek to live there—abiding in the Lord as he is in you. Regardless of what people around you are doing, there is a peace and there is a joy and there is an alright-ness, regardless. I can testify to that in some of the worst places. I am chief on not uncovering people.
Wanda, probably more than anybody in here, you have known me thirty years. Is that not so? Yes. Have I ever talked to you about my husband? No. Did I ever uncover my child to you? No. Was it because I’m ashamed? No. Am I going to talk to you about people in the body of Christ? No. I don’t do that. You know why? Because there is a steadfast principle.
There are areas in my life where I got the checkup today. I know this is what’s happening. (Knocks on podium.) Hear the sound. Hear the sound. Opportunity is knocking on our door. The Lord says your due time is here this morning. Time is here. It’s the time of my favor. It’s the time of salvation. I’m opening a door of deliverance for you. I have a strategy to bring you out. I have a strategy to bring you out of debt. I have a strategy to bring you out of depression. I have a strategy to bring you out of that thing that has a strong hold of you, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, whether it’s a foul mouth. Don’t make an excuse and say, That’s just the way I am. That is staying in your stuff.
While other people are going on and other people are overcoming, and other people are moving into their destiny and their birthright; you’re still wondering what happened; and you’re still wandering in the wilderness and wondering why all this is happening in my house. Your house will begin to change when you change.
Your house will change when you change. Be the change that you want to see. I am not putting works on you or me. I can tell you up front. You know what our posture is? Just take a load off of religion and trying to work it out. Just say, Lord, I can’t; but I’m willing to let you circumcise me. I’m willing to let you bring the coal to my lips.
When Anna is speaking or when I’m speaking and someone is hearing the words, when you’re saying out of your mouth truth, rather than us pulling away from it or just letting it go by; or, we go out of here and we forget it, we need to say in this hour, That’s me; that’s me; that’s me; I don’t want it to be me anymore, Lord. Circumcise my heart. Cut the flesh away. Reckon it dead. Then you treat it like it’s the devil. And you treat it like it’s the plague. And every time that thing wants to rise up or work through you, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. And you diligently war against it.
With some things he comes and it’s an automatic. How many of you have had automatic stuff that went and it was done? Then there are places that we walk out our salvation with fear and trembling. So I am not putting condemnation. If you are hearing condemnation then you’re not hearing correctly. I am saying as a house, as a body, the Lord said that we are a Zion city. I’m not talking about connected to a ministry. I’m talking about connected to THE ministry. (points upward)
He wants a reflection of what is in heaven on earth. And he is ready to propel you into your birthright and your destiny. I embrace everything that needs to be dealt with in my life because I want to walk in integrity and honor for Him because he’s worthy. But also for you. Lastly, one of the things that really changed my life as a young minister when we stepped into the ministry, and kept me from going back to the vomit, is that I came to a conclusion. I was at a crossroads place and my thought was not about me and not what I wanted in the moment, but how it was going to affect Kimble and at that time Kimble III.
At that point I was ministering in youth ministry and it was about how it was going to affect my youth. We need to understand we are not islands. Everything that you and I do has a cause and effect. Thank God for the blood. Thank God for the ability to repent and he removes it as far as the east is from the west. Just don’t let self or satan bring it back to you.
Anna. Father, we just thank you for these words that have come forth this morning. Lord, I thank you that you are uprooting anything that needs to be uprooted in people. Lord, I thank you that you are cleaning out the junk, and I thank you that you are bringing pureness to the body.
Lord, we come up under you as our Head and we say, Bring us to order. Plumb line us in your righteousness. Raise up your righteous standard in us. Lord, I thank you for every person that has heard this word, every person that watched today, everyone that will go back and listen. And I thank you that it will minister to their hearts, not with condemnation, but I thank you that it’s a step toward freedom.
Lord, I thank you that it’s not just opportunity knocking at our door, but I thank you that Freedom has come to our door today, and all we have to do is let it in. So right now we say, We let Freedom in. We let Freedom in. We let Freedom in. We let Freedom in. We let Freedom in. We receive your Spirit of Freedom into our lives, into our families, into our homes, into this building, Lord.
Father, I thank you that your Freedom is reigning in this season. We say Yes to it in Jesus name. Amen.
Kimble Love. Welcome to Miracle City Global today, family. It’s always good to be in the presence of family and that’s what we all are here—sons and daughters, children of the Most High God. We’re here to worship him today and honor Him. I just know he’s going to do something good in our midst.
I want to share something. Earlier this morning Anna was teaching and Betty was talking about the number of trees that she had seen uprooted from the weather and storms when they were ministering in Columbus week before last. A big tree was blown over and completely uprooted at the house where they were ministering. When a big tree like that is uprooted, it doesn’t just happen from the wind blowing.
What happens with a big oak tree like that is it rains and the ground becomes saturated. When the ground becomes saturated, the root system down in the ground gets loosened up. And then when the winds come and blow, it’s able to blow that tree over, and the entire root system comes up out of the ground and leaves a big hole. As they were talking about that, I saw that and I think that applies to us as people.
Many of us can look back and sometimes we have things in our life that are deep rooted. We’ve prayed and asked the Lord to help us overcome, to come out of that. As I was listening and thinking about that today, the Lord clearly spoke to me that we need to allow the washing and the saturation of His Word to come into our lives, to saturate those deep seated roots that nobody else may see but us. We know they’re there. To let the water of the Word saturate our very foundation of who we are.
And those things that are beneath the surface, we know they’re there and we’ve done all we know to do to try to take care of it. But to saturate that root ball with the Word of the Lord. And allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to come and blow and uproot those deep seated places. Not where they’re exposed to the world, but they’re exposed and can be done away with.
I had a tree blown over in my yard during Hurricane Katrina, and that’s what happened. The whole tree, root ball and all came up and fell across the fence and across the road and blocked the street. We got out there, some of us in the neighborhood, and started cutting limbs that were across the street. When we cut off a few of those limbs and the weight got off the end of the tree, the tree shot up and went right back in the hole, filled back up the hole, roots when back in the ground, and the tree is still growing today. It was alive.
So allow your roots to be exposed by the saturation of the Word. Allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to come and uproot it. And blow away that which doesn’t need to be there. And he is going to reestablish you and replant you so that you can go forth and live fully in the fullness of all he created you to live in. Allow the Lord to expose those deep rooted things, not to embarrass anybody. But allow his water and his wind to deliver you and set you free so that you can go forth in the new life that he’s called you to live.
So Lord, we just thank you today. I thank you that you’ve brought us here, that we’re gathered together to worship you today in spirit and in truth. Father God, we allow you to just water us with your Word, to blow on us with your breath, to make us whole and complete, not lacking anything.
Lord, mold us and shape us into the men and women, boys and girls, that you created us to be so that we can go forth and fulfill every purpose that you created us for. Lord, we want to run this race unhindered. Lord, we want to be able to jump over every obstacle, to complete every task that you’ve called us to complete.
Father, I thank you that you have put weapons in our hands. You have given us the ability to produce wealth, to go forth and advance your kingdom in this earth. Lord, we desire to do that fully, completely, without any lack. We open our entire beings to you and we say, Come and do what only you can do. We give you permission, Lord God, to come into every door, every facet of our life, and have your way, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
🎶You are here, moving in our midst. I worship you. Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, my God. That is who you are. Even when I don’t see it, you’re working. You never stop working.
Lane. That is who you are. Over every situation. Over every relationship.
Betty. It’s who you are. He’s making a way today for you and me. He’s making a way. No temptation has seized us but what is common to man. And our God is faithful. He’s not going to allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear. He makes a way. Oh he’s making a way so we can stand up.
🎶Anna. I’ve got joy unspeakable when I walk through the valley. I’ve got joy. My God, that is who you are.
Lane. The God of your breakthrough is here. Jesus.
Anna. Break our hearts for what breaks yours. We’re coming back to our first love. That is who you are. God is here in our midst to heal every wound, to uproot every root. He’s come to break us out. He’s gotta come in to break us out. God, we let you in. I will let you in.
Lane. I won’t compartmentalize my life.
Anna. You can have it all, every part, every piece.
Lane. Consume us God today.
Anna. I let you in. You can have it all.
Betty. I asked the Lord what he wanted to do here as Lane began to release breakthrough. He is the God of the Breakthrough. He is our King who has gone up before us. The Word of God says in Micah he breaks open the way. He is here to bring breakthrough in our lives.
I asked the Lord, What do you want to do? And he said, Everything! Because there is not just one particular thing he does as God of the Breakthrough. Your breakthrough might look different than my breakthrough. But it’s the same God who brings breakthrough.
The Word of God says in II Samuel 5, when the enemy heard that David had been anointed king, he went out looking for him. And he spread out in the Valley of Rephaim, the Valley of Giants. Maybe you feel like what you’re facing is a giant or maybe more than one giant.
The Word of God says the David immediately went into the stronghold of the Lord. Hei Hei Hei. We’re in the stronghold of the Lord. We’re here to enquire of the Lord, to meet with him, and he’s got strategy to release to you today. He’s got breakthrough for you and me today. He’s going to give you a how-to to come out of the situation that you’re in. He’s going to do for you and me what we’ve not been able to do for ourselves.
The Lord says when you see your exit, you need to take it. That’s for somebody in here. When you see your way out you need to take it. When he brings provision for you to come out of debt, you need to take that provision and you need to come out of debt. It’s come again again. It’s your season. It’s your time. It’s your due season. It’s your Due Time this morning. What time is it? It’s Time.
We’re Hebraically in the month of the tribe of Manasseh who was Joseph’s son. We all know the trials of Joseph. It says the word of God tested him. It tried him until it proved true. Joseph was blessed with Ephriam and Manasseh, two sons. Manasseh means to forget, come out and leap forward. I want you to think of that leap forward. He said, I named him Manasseh because the Lord has caused me to forget my troubles and forget my father’s house—what had happened to him in his family.
I hear the Lord saying, Don’t you miss the opportunity today, because it’s going to be worship and word and works. You’re going to know the power of his authority and the anointing coming to you today through the worship and the word. And he’s here with the works today for breakthrough.
Definition for Breakthrough: a sudden dramatic or important discovery or development. It means to advance, to step forward. We started when Judah went first with one foot in front of the other and move on. This is your marching orders and the Lord is coming with his life and his breath. I said to Dottie, It’s a reset and a recalibration for you and me in the house today.
How many of you want a reset? That reset is going to put you in time with the Lord. Those of us that struggle with being on time, he’s going to set you in the right timing. How many of you have had a blessing come in your life, but when the blessing finally came, you weren’t in a place that you could really enjoy it? That’s when your time is off. I hear the Lord say, No more hit or miss. There is a reset, a realignment. These are not just words. He is doing it in the worship. It’s time to leap forward.
Breakthrough. How many of you want a quantum leap? Some of you remember that series that was on TV years ago. He was trying to get back in time. He wanted that quantum leap that was going to put him back where he had come from. Every time he would be put back into a different time period and he was there to right the wrongs. When the picture was fixed, he would quantum leap out.
So your breakthrough—I want a quantum leap in some areas in my life. How about you? God works in quantum. God is the greatest physicist there ever was because he created it all. Our quantum leap is here.
Another word for breakthrough is a step in the right direction. You’re getting this live feed because I hadn’t planned on doing this, but the Lord did. How many of you want to take a step in the right direction? Another word for breakthrough is Success. Remember what he said. I said, Lord, what do you want to do in regard to breakthrough? He said, Everything. So that means success. He said he will bless and establish the labor of our hands. The psalmist said in Psalm 90, Oh Lord, teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom. That’s to make the right decision at the right time in the right place. That’s everything coming into alignment. So he says, Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Yes, bless and establish the labor of our hands.
Anna and Kimble talked this morning about washing with the water of the Word. Land takers, moving into your birthright and your destiny. The word to Joshua was, Let not the book of the Law depart from your mouth, but meditate on it day and night and you will be successful.
The Word of God says in Chronicles to Jehoshaphat, Hold to the Lord your God. Trust in the Lord your God and believe in the word of the prophet, and you will go over. You will be successful. Your breakthrough is here. Your breakthrough is here. You don’t have to pick. Don’t be robbed here this morning. Don’t just choose for your health to be restored, and then you’re in debt with medical bills. Don’t you know that he can do the full meal deal?
In some of you it’s going to be an immediate, Now. For some of us he’s going to give an ABC123. He’s going to give a strategy. Help is in the house. He’s with you. He’s in you. Your quantum leap. Your step in the right direction.
Discovery. Breakthrough is about discovery. This morning as Anna released the word of God, there were areas in our lives, I know for me, that God was putting his finger on. We had some self-discovery, whether we wanted to face it or not. Again, this is time for breakthrough. This is where he is going to take it up from the roots. That means it’s not going to be able to grow back or sprout back. It’s coming out from the roots.
Breakthrough is here to uproot, tear down, destroy, and complete overthrow anything that has bound or blocked us, so that we can be built—the planting, and built by the Lord.
One of the words for breakthrough is revolution. How many of you want revolution? Revelation brings revolution. How many of you this morning, you have things revealed to you? What reveals he heals. What he reveals he deals. So breakthrough is about a revolution, a complete change, a complete turnaround. It’s progress, headway, advancement.
And the opposite of it—there’s only one antonym here—setback. No more setbacks. No more setbacks. No more setbacks. 🎶He’s a Way Maker. It’s who you are.
🎶You are Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, my God. That is who you are. You never stop working. You made a way for me to enter your holy place. I am yours. You are mine and we’ll be together forever.
Betty. Right now I believe the Spirit of Repentance is in this room. I believe there’s a lot going on in this environment. Michael’s very name means ‘who is like our God’? His response to Anna’s message and the words released this morning was, I just want to come to the front and get down and repent.
Michael Chandler. When Anna was sharing, there was such a grip in my spirit that I felt like I just needed to run to the front and kill my flesh. Oh Jesus. Forgive us God. Forgive us God. Jesus oh Jesus. Thank you for allowing us to come to the throne of God, Father, and repent unto you. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for sending your son to die on the cross for us, Father God. Thank you Jesus.
Betty. Because of his goodness. It’s the goodness of God that lead us to repentance. It’s not that we have a mad dad. We have a good good Father. It says that true repentance, godly sorrow leads to repentance and leaves no regret. But worldly sorrow leads to death; it’s just because you got caught.
I believe this with all of my heart. There are things I heard this morning that I repent of myself. Things we’ve allowed. Things we got sloppy in. Loose lips that sink ships. Attitudes, actions. The Lord is saying, I’ve come again again. You’re always forgiven. And I’m ready to remove that thing as far as the east is from the west.
Even as Anna was singing, You made a way for us to enter the holy place, some of you felt like, I can’t go there. But he says, Come boldly unto the throne of Grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in your time of need. Jesus was tempted in every way but yet was without sin. It says he is able to save completely those that come to God through him because he always lives to intercede.
Jesus is praying for you and me. He gets his prayers answered. So if you have something in your life right now, it’s doesn’t matter what it is, how small or how big. Get a small pebble in your shoe and try to walk. It becomes a big deal. Come unto me all you who are heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke for it is easy. Let my anointing destroy every ungodly yoke. So this is a place of freedom. Anna said, Freedom is here.
The Word of God says we’ll know the truth and the truth will set us free. Truth as come to us today in the person of Holy Spirit. Clean hands and a pure heart. Present yourself to him, warts and all. No shame. No pain. Turn your eyes. Turn your face.
🎶Anna. Come to me you weary ones and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Take me upon you and I will give you rest. I will give you peace. I will give you joy. So much joy.
Betty. It’s restoration time. Full recovery. Real reset today. Spirit, soul, body wholeness. Spirit, soul, body fullness. Divine alignment. Divine order, says the Lord.
🎶Anna. I lay down my heart. I lay down my ways. I lay down my intentions, Lord. Here we are. Come have your way over our lives.
Betty. Come have your way in me, in my family, in this city, in your church, the church of Mississippi, in our state, in our nation.
Come have your way in the life of every orphan. It’s World Adoption Day. Spirit of Adoption. Come have your way.
🎶Come have your way in us. This is who you are.
Kimble. I just had a vision from heaven and the Lord told me to tell you this, That door that has been before you, that has been locked, that has held you back and kept you prisoner, the Lord has come and he has opened that door today. And he is saying, Step through and step out. Step through and step out.
I’m telling you, church, there is not a better door to go through, because when you step through and step out, you are stepping into that which you already need, what Father has already appropriated for you. The door is open.
As a prophetic sign I want you to stand to your feet and I want you to step somewhere. Step through and step out because he has opened the door, because that is who he is. That is what he does. He is the Way Maker. He is the Miracle Worker. He is the Promise Keeper. He is the Light in the darkness. Because that is who he is.
Now is the time. Today is the day. The time of your deliverance has come in Jesus name. Step out into freedom. Step out and be free. Take hold of that which he has promised you because it is yours and it’s not held back from you any longer, says the Lord.
Betty. Praise God. We’re doing the Manasseh thing. Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, Because God has made me forget all my troubles and all my father’s household.
He is recalibrating you today. It means to adjust, access, check, determine, mark, quantify, regulate, align, choose, graduate, plumb. If he recalibrate it’s apportion, reckon, rule, sound, tailor. Recalibrate is also time, value, check out, mark out, take account. He’s bringing organization, the order, the balance. It means to correct, to fine tune, to overhaul, to readjust, to tighten, to connect, to focus, to bend, to polish, to rectify, renovate, repair, service, set, sharpen, square, troubleshoot. The troubleshooter is here. Bring into line. Put in working order, tune up, tweak.
When Jesus began to wash the disciples’ feet, you know Peter was all in. Some of you are Peters in here. He said, Lord, wash my whole body. He said, You don’t need your whole body washed. You’re clean because of the word I’ve spoken to you. You just need your feet washed. You just need some tweaking, Peter. Thank you, Lord.
Kimble. Our God is awesome. You’ve heard us say, You can’t make this stuff up. Let me just tell you who our God is. David and Tara Conard pastor New Zion Church in Wiggins, Stone County; and Tara had a dream she sent to Danette this morning.
It says, His wind is blowing from inside the house. As I was waking up I saw large double doors that had been locked slowly open. There was a small crack in the opening and I saw the wind gently blow the doors open. On each side of the doors were two large windows with white curtains flowing in the wind. I realized that the wind was blowing from inside the house.
I knew there was a shift in the atmosphere on the inside of the house like something being poured into the house and causing the gentle breeze to blow out the doors and the windows.
As I sat with the Lord over this dream, I was reminded of John 20:19-22. On the evening of that first day of the week when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and he said, Peace be with you. After he said this he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again, Jesus said, Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. And with that, he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit.
The doors to our house have been locked because of fear. Jesus is saying, Peace be with you, and he is breathing his breath on us. Praise the Lord. The doors are opened and his wind is blowing in and through us, blowing from the inside out.
If you didn’t step earlier, you better step now. Come on. Because his wind is blowing from the inside out. And we are in a moment of time where heaven has touched earth, and it is time for breakthrough because that is who he is.
Betty. Praise God. Marian brought Psalm 72:19. Praise be to his glorious name forever. May the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
Marian Applewhite. The emphasis was on the last part. Amen and Amen. Amen means so be it, it is so. But in Hebrew it’s rooted out from the word truth, certainty, verily, and it is a solemn expression of belief or affirmation. With what’s been going on this morning I think he’s trying to tell us when we come into agreement, will we say Amen and Amen.
Betty. Amen. Amen to breakthrough. Amen to the reset. Amen to the recalibration. Amen to the breath, the wind of God being released out of us from the inside out. Amen to the words that have been released here. Amen to repentance. Amen to our good good Father. Yay. Amen to the sound. Amen to the atmosphere. Amen to healing. Amen to deliverance. Amen to proper order. Amen to vision and provision. Amen to advancing. Amen to freedom. Amen to momentum. Amen to the prodigals coming home. Amen to souls coming into the kingdom.
Anna. The Lord said this morning we’ve stepped into Jeremiah 30. We’ve stepped into the restoration and the restoration of our land. I saw as we come and stand in this place, the Lord has worked all morning through all of it, but if we stand and repent for our own stuff, then we stand in the place for everyone in our state and our nation. We stand in the gap when we’re willing to lay ourselves down on the altar with the Lord.
Jeremiah 30. The Lord says, I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tent and have compassion on his dwellings. The city will be rebuilt on her ruins and the palace will stand in its proper place.
From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers and they will not be decreased. I will bring them honor and they will not be disdained. Their children will be as in days of old and their community will be established before me. I will punish all who oppress them.
Their leader will be one of their own. Their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me. For who is he that will devote himself to be close to me, declares the Lord. So you will be my people and I will be your God.
:23 See, the storm of the Lord will burst out in wrath, a driving wind swirling down on the heads of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purpose of his heart. In days to come you will understand this.
I believe that we are standing in those days. I’ve never seen this before, but as he released the dream about the wind of the Lord, I saw the wind of the Lord blowing out of this place and it’s setting things right. It comes down on the head of the wicked. It comes down on our enemy. We’ve got wind in our sails again.
Betty. Amen. The Lord said, If you move from this moment, it’s going to shift. I believe he would have us stand in his presence for a few minutes. Whatever it is he wants to do—we just want to do what he wants to do. If he’s saying don’t move yet from this moment, he’s not quite finished.
🎶Let our voices rise. All creation cries, singing out an endless Alleluia. From this moment on, join with heaven’s song, singing out an endless Alleluia. We sing Alleluia. The Lamb is on the throne. All blessing and honor, glory, power to him who sits on the throne. Only a moment to live this life ’til heaven’s opened and we arrive in your presence, Lord. Let our voices rise. There’s nothing better than this right now.
Nita Maselle. I saw earlier and a lot of what’s been said has been explaining it, but I saw something over here spinning, plowing the ground. It looked like the top of a windmill. It had the big silver blades that were going out and cutting into the ground. There was wind and water and dirt and it was plowing.
He said that he had brought rains and the water to soften the ground and to soften the hearts, and that now his wind is blowing and now he is plowing the hearts of his people. He’s plowing the hearts of the people in Mississippi. He’s plowing the ground. Those silver blades are redemption, redemption, redemption. He’s cutting through and he’s making changes and it will never be the same. It will never be the same. It’s a restructuring. It’s a restructuring.
So Father, in the name of Jesus we welcome the plow of the Holy Ghost. We welcome the plow of the wind of your Spirit. We welcome the water of the Word to soften the hearts, to be able to plow those hard places. They’re not hard any longer. They’re soft. It’s like a slush, and the wind is blowing and stirring and moving. I thank you for redemption in the land. I thank you for redemption in the hearts of the people, for the blowing of the Spirit bringing redemption, in Jesus name. We welcome the windmill of the Lord into the earth here.
🎶Come and plow. Come and plow my heart. Windmill of the Spirit. Come and plow my heart. We welcome the wind of your Spirit. Come and blow on through. Come and blow. Come and stir up your wind, God. Blow on through. We yield to you.
Betty. We respond with Amen and Amen to all, Lord, that you have released in this house today, that you’ve released to us personally and corporately, that you’ve released into the heavens and the earth, in our territory, into Mississippi and even into this nation. We say Amen and Amen.
Kimble. Amen. Praise the Lord. As we continue to worship this morning we bring our titles and our offerings and our first fruits and our gifts. But I heard Holy Spirit say also, As you give today, give a thanks offering. Give a thanks offering for the prison door being opened. Give a thanks offering for freedom coming to you and your house. Sow into your ‘new’ as a sign of thankfulness, into your promise, into your future, into your destiny. Amen.
Also as we come today to invest in the kingdom, we are going to partake of the table of the Lord. On the night that Jesus was betrayed he met with his disciples in an upper room. He knew it was his time. After the meal he took bread and broke it, and he said, This bread is my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me.
He then took the cup and blessed it and said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me. Today as we come to his table, we are going to eat of the bread which represents his body, and drink of the cup of the new covenant. And when we do so, we’re remembering the price that he paid. We’re remembering the redemption that he brought to us.
Redemption means being brought back into right relationship with God, able to come and face to face with him. Back into the family. And as we take those elements into our bodies, we’re taking the very spiritual DNA of our Lord and Savior into ours, to bring forth that righteousness, that peace, and that joy, salvation, deliverance, healing, gifts, talents, and abilities to go forth and produce and to advance his kingdom in the earth. That’s who we are.
We are God’s sons and daughters, joint-heirs with Christ, and we’re able to go forth and be his hands and his feet in the earth. So Father, today we thank you that you have given us abilities to produce wealth. Father, I thank you that you have blessed the labor of our hands and we give back unto you a portion through thankfulness, through obedience, to be a blessing so that we can go forth and be blessings multiplied over and over again as we advance your kingdom.
We acknowledge the body and the blood of Jesus, and we take those elements into our bodies with thankfulness, receiving the full benefits of the new covenant so that we can go forth and be covenant people throughout this earth. We bless you, Lord, and we thank you. We give you glory and we give you honor, in your name we pray. Amen and Amen.
🎶Kevin. What a friend I found in you, Jesus. I can always count on you.
Betty. Father, that is the truth. We are so thankful, Lord, for the All, the Everything you have done here today in our hearts and in our lives and in our land. Again, we say Amen and Amen. Be it unto us according to your word, your will, and your way, for you have come in fullness and overflow.
We send forth the word of healing to everyone who needs healing in their bodes or their souls. And we say, Be thou made whole in the name of Jesus. I just heard the Lord say, Done. It’s beautiful. It’s beautiful… It’s my glory. It’s my glory… says the Lord. My good pleasure to pour out on my people. Thank you. Lord. Amen and Amen. He’s just good, now. Praise God. Amen and Amen.
Jan said that as she saw that windmill, that redemptive blade going into the earth, there was a crevice where it had gone. And vines were growing up. It was fruitful vines. Out of the blade, out of redemption, out of the wind of the Spirit, out of what he’s done today in the plowing, there is fruit and fruit that stands for the Father’s glory in Jesus name. We bless you.
Michael Chandler. When I was laying there I felt the wind like a fan blowing on me from the blade. That’s confirmation.
Betty. The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. As he began to testify, he literally released the Spirit of repentance on the congregation. If you are asking for forgiveness, you’ve got it.
Kimble. You always want to confirm the word—and with the windmill and the plowing and the harvest of the vines—that’s just Amos 9:13. The days are coming, says the Lord, when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman, and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from the hills, and I will bring my people back from exile. So Father, we receive you word. We declare the visions are true and the fulfillment of those are here now in Jesus name. So go forth and partake of your harvest in the name of Jesus. Amen. We bless you. Go forth. You are different than when you came here today.