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Dear Abba,

Thank you so much, my Lord, for all that you have done for me. When I was lost, you found me. When I was alone, you became my friend. When I was sad, you comforted me. When I was broken, you healed me. Oh blessed savior, because of your goodness, when I was glad, you danced with me. When I wept tears of joy, you wept with me. When I laughed, you smiled at me. How glorious you are, my God, my Lover, my friend. How glorious you are.

Abba, I would repent to you on behalf of your Body. We have sinned greviously in your eyes. We have grown complacent in your work. Oh beloved Father, our righteousness is ashes at your feet, but I appeal to you for forgiveness upon your people. We have judged and criticized each other in the naivety of our hearts. We have dwelled in things that are not to your glory, and quick to our downfall. We have said things to each other that we ought not to say. And we have placed ourselves on pedestals where we ought not to go. Forgive us, and clothe us again in garments white as snow.

May I make another appeal to you, oh mighty Creator? I ask that you send a fresh wind of your Spirit upon the Church. We have become bones and dirt in a cemetary of churches. We dance, but with no joy. We sing, but with no truth. And we speak, but with no power. Your Body is dying, my God and King, and I ask for your ressurection power upon your people. Breathe new life into our spirits. Breathe new joy into our souls. My Lord Jesus Christ, just as you were ressurrected on the third day, I ask that you ressurect the dead spirits among your people. Fan the fire of passion across the nations, and stir up the call unto repentence.

Oh Master, I would make a decree and declaration upon the land, as is my right as joint heir with Jesus Christ. I decree and declare, oh mighty God, that your people will dance again under the power of the Holy Ghost. I command a great wind of love to blow across the earth, to once again teach us the compassion of your ways. I speak to the spirits of every member within your Body and I say now, Sons and Daughters of the Almighty God, arise and be restored to your proper place as rulers of the earth. Take your place within the Body of Christ. I command every gift that has fallen to misuse to be stirred up again under the banner of love and faith. I command a fresh wind of spiritual power to spread throughout the nations, according to each person’s stewarded ability as decided by the Holy Spirit. And I declare that the last days of the church shall be greater and filled with doublefold power than the days of it’s beginning.

And I seal the words of this prayer and declaration with the spiritual signet of the Holy Spirit and empower it with the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”   – Galatians 5:22-23

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Food 4 Thought

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Did you notice that fruit is not plural? It’s singular. And if you look it up in the original words, it’s still singular. The Fruit (singular) of the Spirit is love. Therefore, the rest – joy, peace, kindness, etc- all stem out of love.

It’s like the Holy Spirit is the seed, love is the stem, and the rest are the pedals and leaves of the flower.

Therefore, if we struggle in patience or self-control or one of the others, the key to overcoming it would be to operate in a spirit of…yup, you guessed it…love.

 

 

Have a weekend filled with blessings 🙂

“Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation.” – Isaiah 12:3

There are many “wells” of salvation.

Webster defines a well as an excavation in the ground as a source of water, oil, gas; a spring; any source of origin or supply; a fountain.

I would like to focus on perhaps one of the deepest, most profound, and possible the most neglected wells that we are given access to by the blood of Jesus; the Holy Spirit.

My apostle did a recent study on the 6 emblems of the Holy Spirit and what they represent. This is what he shared:

  • Dove – purity, peace, humility
  • Water – life, cleansing
  • Oil – light, healing, anointing
  • Seal – ownership, finished transaction, security, value, authority, identification
  • Wind – unseen power, unpredictable manifestation
  • Fire – presence, approval, protection, purifying agent, judgment

What. Blew. My. Mind. About this is that if all those things are represented in the emblems, then all those things must be provided through the Holy Spirit. And if the Holy Spirit is a well of salvation, then if I need a little more peace, I just have to draw on the Holy Spirit. If I need some healing, I draw on the Holy Spirit. If I need protection, I draw on the Holy Spirit. Get the picture?