Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…part 27

Bible Study 01/06/2021

Pray for our Country

Deuteronomy 29:29
2The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Psalm 85

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
    and covered all their sins.
[b]
You set aside all your wrath
    and turned from your fierce anger.

Restore us again, God our Savior,
    and put away your displeasure toward us.
Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger through all generations?
Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
    that his glory may dwell in our land

10 Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.


There is so much gaining on around us and in us. We will need to deal with those who have opposing views to the heart of God. The voice of God will speak to our hearts with lightness and hope despite what is going on. There is nothing the enemy can do to take that from us. We are not isolated. He wants to speak peace to us. Believers around the world are praying for the same things. May we rise up in new strength. Something is happening in the spiritual world. We feel quickened from words heard many years ago. Our spirit would not let go of our hope. We are witnessing the transformation in our country, our families, and our personal life. We need to respond. Our spirits are sensitive even when our minds are not. We need to let God walk over another threshold in our life. We are a people who cares. We know that God is faithful. The enemy wants us to use his weapons of anger, bitterness, and resentments. But God has new weapons to walk in victory. God is catching every tear as a treasure. Be sure our desires and needs are in agreement with the word of God. We will see things of the future being revealed. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. We need to recognize the stages of the birth of the promise. We are living it and we will see it. Live the victory we have. Best thing for us is to listen and pray and go on with our calling. The word of God is accompanied by the Holy Spirit. He is the revealer and the enabler. The enemy wants us to go to bed with the problem but the Lord wants us to go to bed with the hope. There is a hope we don’t understand. Hope is rising up globally. We all have a song in our heart. Carry people through the fire and the trials of life. Pray for each other. 

For such a time as this…part 28

Bible Study 01/13/2021

Prayer is of utmost importance. We enter our day with thanksgiving. We remind ourselves of the treasure we have in the midst of zoom. God is making something productive during this time of isolation. There are so many uncertainties in our life. We are people of like heart. We are more than friends…we are family. The Holy Spirit makes the difference. It connects us spirit to spirit and heart to heart.

Heavenly City

Hebrews 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

We cannot escape the reality of our world. But we can’t look at this world as destiny. We are pilgrims. Some fear because they don’t know God. We can have joy, excitement, and anticipation. We have a right to have victory on our knees. It is hard in the natural to experience hope, but we will have hope if we take our eyes and put them on Jesus. He is more real. There is a reality that is prepared. There is an eternal destiny. The city of God has a foundation of victory, of healing, of light. The enemy wants us to believe we are in a cave but we are in a tunnel with the light at the end. There is a place already prepared. While we travel to our eternal home, we light a flame in our spirit.

For such a time as this…part 26

Bible study 12/16/2020

We are all together, not in the same room but the same heart.

Finding our balance.

James 1:8 Double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Things want to distract our focus…even good things. We need to stay constant in the source of our help. We are challenged by many things. We can’t cope with things coming at us all at once. Sometimes we have all kinds of feelings…fear, anxiety. We need to be single minded without excluding anything. Too much excess will be counterproductive in our testimony. Ask God to quicken to us the right priority. We may be ineffective when we try to handle too many things. We need to come before the Lord and give Him our situation…giving us peace body, soul and spirit in balance when we submit it to the Lord. We can’t anticipate things sometime but the Lord prepares the path before us. If we are attacked in a way of temptation, the Lord will reveal it to us and hold our hand as He helps us walk through it. He will use the situation to teach us and we demonstrate to others our willingness to surrender to the Lord. We are more than conquerors. Let the Holy Spirit quicken our mind, guide us and correct us. Let’s try to not waste a moment of speaking love, being an act of kindness. The footsteps we leave on the sands of time will show the direction we are going and where we came from.

For such a time as this…Part 25

Bible Study 12/9/2020P

We can’t define what is happening from a dictionary. It is a spiritual matter. The effects, whether it is health or politics, are known by the spirit. The seeds of prayer are planted in hopeless situations. We need to find balance in the time of confusion. Balance is necessary to walk with strength and determination. Imbalance affects our attitude and usefulness. The definition of our times is that it doesn’t seem to have any balance…even in the church. We left out subjects of holiness and righteousness, not because we are evil, but because we have other things that are distracting us. We need to examine our own life and be guarded to hold on to the whole entirety of our faith, not compromised or redefined.

James1:1-6 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

The inner man bears witness with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will give us assurance. Thank God for the answers before they manifest. He works things out. He didn’t jerk the tares and the wheat out at the same time. He has a season and a timing.

The testing of our faith produces patience. It establishes the word in our life. Trial will never give us more than we can handle. Exercised faith brings us into something more… patience will bring the perfect work. We pray according to God’s will. We exercise the realm of personal surrender. Entering into joy is entering in perfect peace. We are developing our faith, by finding our balance. We need to engage spiritually in every area of our life. We need to not neglect fellowship. We need to guard and control what we speak. We need to develop listening not just speaking. We need to fill our minds with understanding , not just knowledge. If we saturate ourselves with what’s on TV, we may become unbalanced. We need to be wise in our time with the Lord. We need to build ourselves up. Ask God to search our hearts, He will keep us balanced or help us make the adjustments.

For such a time as this…part 24

Bible Study 12/02/2020

John 9: 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

We are not at that time, but it is difficult to get out to those we care about.

John 4:34- 3834 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

Don’t worry whether you got someone or not. The fields are still white for harvest. If we can’t reap, then we can sow. We do what we can. Thats all God expects.

Galatians 6:6-10 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

When we sow seeds we sometimes see the weeds, but our job is to keep sowing.If we start sowing, we will have a harvest. Keep doing good. Keep on going. Sports teams don’t give up, but we have more than a game. Don’t give up.

We are believers of the Word and the whole aspect of God and the Holy Spirit. We take the word that we study into our lives. Not depending on ourselves to reason it out, but we depend on the Holy Spirit as a resource and empowerment. Keep ourselves in tune. Whatever situation we face, we have the relationship of the Holy Spirit to help us. When we pray in the spirit before the Lord, we know God is undertaking for us. He is introducing power and love into their heart.

Book of Samuel

God does wonderful things in the most impossible way. God can do anything, but fail. He can use any vessel as He wants. Samuel was an impossible person, in an impossible environment, parents were not able to have children. For miracles to happen there needs to be obedience. They did not let natural thinking sway them. He is a miracle making God. We wouldn’t recognize a miracle if we did not have an impossible situation. God has a divine plan. God stepped in to Hannah’s pain and sorrow and gave her children.

We need to apply to our modern day. Don’t give up. We are a workmanship in process. We don’t always know ourselves. Reveal to us every part that needs to come into alignment and agreement with you. We willingly surrender every part. In the moment of our distress, we trust in His goodness. He handles us with tender loving care as well as authority. We don’t earn an anointing or calling, we are gifted from God for His purposes. We need to encourage ourselves by the character of God and His love for us.

The nation of Israel chose Saul to be their leader even though God wanted a man after His heart.

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Qualifications for king.

1. King must come from same heritage

2. King must not have many horses. They horses came from Egypt and interacting with them would be contrary to their spiritual growth.

3. King must not take many wives Treaties were guaranteed by marriage. Foreign women would cause king to abandon. Do not be unequally yoked.

4. The king must not accumulate a lot of silver or gold. Riches compromise our dependency on God.

5. King must keep a copy of Torah and read it every day of his life. By reading it daily, the word becomes a part of our life.

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For such a time as this…part 22

Bible Study Nov 18, 2020

Habbakuk 1-3

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received

How long, Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
    but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?

Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.

We hear and see the negative. It is the same with us concerning the United States. God is patient and wants everyone to be saved. His will is that all will come to Him.

The Lord’s Answer

“Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told.
I am raising up the Babylonians,[a]
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
    to seize dwellings not their own.
They are a feared and dreaded people;
    they are a law to themselves
    and promote their own honor.

Their horses are swifter than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
    they all come intent on violence.
Their hordes
[b] advance like a desert wind
    and gather prisoners like sand.
10 They mock kings
    and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
    by building earthen ramps they capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
    guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?
    My God, my Holy One, you
[c] will never die.
You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;
    you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;
    you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?
    Why are you silent while the wicked
    swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
14 You have made people like the fish in the sea,
    like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks,
    he catches them in his net,
he gathers them up in his dragnet;
    and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net
    and burns incense to his dragnet,
for by his net he lives in luxury
    and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net,
    destroying nations without mercy?

I will stand at my watch
    and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.
[a]

Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald
[b] may run with it.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it
[c] will certainly come
    and will not delay.

“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness
[d]
indeed, wine betrays him;
    he is arrogant and never at rest.
Because he is as greedy as the grave
    and like death is never satisfied,
he gathers to himself all the nations
    and takes captive all the peoples.

“Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying,

‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
    and makes himself wealthy by extortion!
    How long must this go on?’
Will not your creditors suddenly arise?
    Will they not wake up and make you tremble?
    Then you will become their prey.
Because you have plundered many nations,
    the peoples who are left will plunder you.
For you have shed human blood;
    you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain,
    setting his nest on high
    to escape the clutches of ruin!
10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,
    shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.
11 The stones of the wall will cry out,
    and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

1“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
    and establishes a town by injustice!
13 Has not the Lord Almighty determined
    that the people’s labor is only fuel for the fire,
    that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?
14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.

15 “Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors,
    pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk,
    so that he can gaze on their naked bodies!
16 You will be filled with shame instead of glory.
    Now it is your turn! Drink and let your nakedness be exposed
[e]!
The cup from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,
    and disgrace will cover your glory.
17 The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
    and your destruction of animals will terrify you.
For you have shed human blood;
    you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

1“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
    Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
    he makes idols that cannot speak.
19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
    Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
    It is covered with gold and silver;
    there is no breath in it.”

2The Lord is in his holy temple;
    let all the earth be silent before him.

The answers from God will not wait, but the time before is our faith. God is in control. That is for this nation. We can turn our hearts to God. We can stand up and fight…the spiritual battle

Habbakuk 3:6-9

He stood, and shook the earth;
    he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
    and the age-old hills collapsed—
    but he marches on forever.
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
    the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?
    Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea
    when you rode your horses
    and your chariots to victory?
You uncovered your bow,
    you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;

We praise the Lord. We trust you and love you, Lord. He will talk to us. We need to talk to Him. Ask questions and expect answers.. Listen, Keep a journal, Wait for Him

Thoughts to consider…Anchors for my soul

  1. Look beyond the wall. Wall keeps us out, or keeps us in. Rise above ground level. Look above the situation. Climb up on our faith. Change the vantage point. We are victorious now when we have faith. Never let there be a doubt. Walk in it and exercise it. The battle continues to be fought for our country, family, ourselves. See the wall for what it is. If something is hindering us, bring it to the Lord. He sees clearly. Is it something that is protecting us, or keeping you back? The difficulty is used by God as a vehicle to mature us and bring clarity. The wall is not necessarily negative. Do not respond by using our imagination. Counsel with the mind of God to identify it. We don’t make the best decisions when we are discouraged. Encourage ourselves in the Lord. It is not a lesson about the problem, it is a lesson about our relationship with the Lord. We need to go to the Word of God and the Spirit of God to examine ourselves Part of the treasure we receive is the journey. God will etch it on our hearts. The cost will be our pride.
  2. The Word f God is not fear based. The flesh wants to convince the soul that it is not good, but The Word is always protecting us. God will give you the power, decernment, and timing. The right decision at the wrong time is like eating fruit before it is ripe. God does not have two standards for different people. He never designed us to fail. Sometimes when we fail shows us we are in the learning process.


Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

The resurrected body that will be superior. It is perfectly suited for eternity. These words give us a picture of our new body. Our new body is incredible…not subject to accident, aging, or disease.

Rom 6:8-9Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

  1. raised in glory, they will be identifiable.
  2. raised in power, they will be incredible
  3. raised in spiritual body, they will be infinite

For such a time as this…part 21

Bible Study November 11, 2020

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

The Resurrection Body

35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[b] bear the image of the heavenly man.

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and bloodcannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[c]

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”
[d]

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

The believer’s resurrected body: recognizable but free from limitations. It is a different kind of body. Our new bodies will be indestructible, identifiable, incredible, infinite. It will be so different but have the same content. The prerequisite is death. It is to be embraced, not feared. It is what has to occur in order to receive our new body. Some of our difficulties are physical and emotional that we give to the Lord to deal with. We are facing each situation with Him by our side. Flesh won’t die unless you surrender it. The body of Jesus Christ was incorruptible.

Psalm 16:10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful
[a] one see decay.

Our resurrected body will be incorruptible We are not going to be like ghosts we all will be raised in glory.

Philippians 3:21,222who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Jesus had a physical body at his resurrection He was touched and He ate.

John 20:272Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

For such a time as this…part 19

Bible Study 10/21/2020

Thoughts to consider: Anchors for My Soul

God is giving us supernatural perspective. The Bible describes how God provides an army of angels to protect and surround the people of God. They got so intimidated, they could have given up the fight before the battle even begins. There is so much more in the spirit that we can imagine or see, We are not to fear because God is for us, not against us. The way the lines are drawn now in our country, God say we are not to condemn but to bless them and do good for them. The eyes were open after the word was given. The situation will try to do something to you. Flesh wars against flesh, but the spirit of God can break through through and reveal truth. God wants us to defeat the enemy with His weapons. When we respond to others with the heart of God, aggressiveness like ice will melt. Feed with a good word to give them hope. Put yourself in that mind and soul of the one who is attacking, warfare begins within him because of the love and heart of God. It confounds the mind. Everyone is seeking an encounter with God. There is an angelic presence around our life. The Word is anointed, inspired by God, empower by God, and enlightened by God. Declaring truth. It will guide us into all truth. Don’t approach the Word intellectually, ask the Holy Spirit to help. We will begin to develop a second nature that calls on God first instead of relying on our own ability, not just calling on God when our way doesn’t work. When we speak the Word of the Lord, we need to speak it in the spirit of the Lord. Health humiliation;ity is one of the strongest postures we have in life. Humility, trust, and faith.

Psalm 119:73-74
Your hands made me and formed me;
    give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
    for I have put my hope in your word.

There is a deposit of the Lord within us that others can see

Mathew 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.

The kingdom of God is a spiritual reality. To receive Him and His kingdom, is to receive kingdom rule. It is possible to behave in the way God has for us, but we need to operate in grace, truth and power. His rulership is brought about the forgiveness of sin. Our flesh will want to try to be like God but not to be under His rulership.

Eph 4:17-181So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 

There should be a difference that people can see. When Christ is lifted up, all men will be drawn to Him.


2 Kings 6:8-24 Elisha Traps Blinded Arameans

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.1This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”1“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.1As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?”22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory. 24 Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria

Prophetic Word: Dear Ones, I am anointing your eyes to have a new perspective, a supernatural perspective that changes the way you see things, changes the way you experience things, changes the way you process things. Whatever the enemy had put for you to cause you to stumble and fall, now you will see it through My eyes to run the race through and around every obstacle in your way. You will not feel defeated, You will not lose hope, but you will gain a heavenly perspective and see My heavenly armies at your side. (2 Kings 6:16-17)

Heaven will not be Boring

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

Romans 8:22-23 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groaninwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

Heaven will not be boring because your work will not be boring.

Heaven will not be boring because Heaven is the place you have always longed for.

Even before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden (Genesis2) the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden to tend and keep it. ( Genesis 2:15)

From the beginning of mankind, God gave him purpose and responsibility. with the ability and skill to do this God instilled in man’s natural gifting. God will always anoint us to accomplish that which He has called us to do. Before sin, man experienced fulfillment and joy in fulfilling the commission.

The process of working, tending, keeping changed its nature into working as labor. It changed from serving into laboring, fatigue, weariness. Mankind by design needed meaningful and purposeful design.

There will not be any evangelists in heaven because everyone will be redeemed A most descriptive word we could use to des rice our lives in heaven are 1)Serve 2) Servant 3) Service These assignments and responsibilities given upon man’s creation will throughout time remain as God’s beloved children an expression of His Glory.

The Book of Revelation as you can see concerning the idea of Serve, Servant, Service in the following scriptures:

Revelation 1:1The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Revelation 6:11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters,[a] were killed just as they had been.

Revelation 7:15 They are before the throne of God
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
    will shelter them with his presence.

Revelation 15:3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.[a]

Revelation 19:5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”

Revelation 19:10At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”

Revelation 22:6 The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true.The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”

For such a time as this…part 18

Bible Study 10/14/2020

Isaiah 40 God’s people are comforted

Comfort, comfort my people,
    says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
    and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
    that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the Lord’s hand
    double for all her sins.

A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord
[a];
make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.
[b]
Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,
    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”

You who bring good news to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,
[c]
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
    and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?

15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
    they are regarded as dust on the scales;
    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,
    nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;
    they are regarded by him as worthless
    and less than nothing.

18 With whom, then, will you compare God?
    To what image will you liken him?
19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,
    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
    and fashions silver chains for it.
20 A person too poor to present such an offering
    selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
    to set up an idol that will not topple.

21 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught
    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

How does this apply to our life? What is a desert? A place of dryness, drought, and emptiness. Politics to personal life…nothing is out of control. If we surrender to the Lord. He is King of King and Lord of Lords. the whole world is a mess, but nothing is out of God’s control. He is bringing the church together to rise up to fight against imagination..to tear down strongholds. John the Baptist called prepare the way for the Lord. We need to prepare the way in our day. We have to live and dwell in His presence to fight depression and unbelief.

Psalm 25:14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.

This speaks the relationship of intimacy. It is the heart that reverences and honors. It is our heart that opens up the doors to the secrets of heaven. He will give us a quickening, a definite answer, or direction to wait on Him. He will reveal what it is. He is quickens us because we revere Him… for others and for ourselves. Our faith gives us discernment. Satan wants to threaten us with possibilities, but we need discern with the power of God. Not one things has ever surprised God. Satan wants us to challenge God’s love, but it is a vehicle of the enemy. God has made a way of escape for us. God said He would guide us in all truth. The enemy sends spiritual vultures. We need to take a sure hope, absolute and secure.

Romans 8:28 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Will Heaven be boring?

Discussion from Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah

1 Cor 15:42-52 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a]; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[b] bear the image of the heavenly man.

5I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and bloodcannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Philipians 3:20-21But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the powerthat enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

We won’t age, we won’t malfunction, we won’t get tired, we will never weaken. We will not be boring because our personalities will be changed, friends will not be boring because they will also be changed.

Heb 12:22-2322 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

1. Angels

2. General Assembly ( the Church)

3. God

4 Spirits of just man made perfect (old testament saints)

We will spend eternity with these, no misunderstandings or tiffs. Our relationships will be open and honest, uncomplicated by sin. We will fellowship with all ages of history. It is hard to understand and grasp. Imagine being friends with those in the Bible. Imagine all the time we want listening to the great saints and preachers and missionary heroes. There will be work, but it will be restful and fitted for us personally. No stress, no pressure, no competition.

1 Corinthians 2:9
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

For such a time as this…part 17

Bible Study October 7, 2020

The most exciting aspect of heaven is the we will see the object of our faith: Jesus. Street of gold, and

5 reasons why Heaven can not and will not be boring.

We shall then be with Him…above all, we shall be with Him. One of the greatest deaths is boredom. We will go wherever our thoughts are. Successful people have a purpose for living. We have to fight getting bored. We may become distracted and slothful in pursuing our walk with God. We perceive our surroundings by how we perceive God and our time spent with Him.

What is life? Life is eternal. Conception brings eternity to everyone who is conceived. We need to be honest with our definition. Is it something we live or just something we confess. Our empathy causes us to focus on the situation, but our purpose is to bring it before the Lord. We start in the morning to bring our needs before the Lord. Direct our thoughts towards Him. We need to fellowship with Him in the need. The Word of God defines life for us.

Isaiah 40:12-28

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?

1Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
    they are regarded as dust on the scales;
    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,
    nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;
    they are regarded by him as worthless
    and less than nothing.

1With whom, then, will you compare God?
    To what image will you liken him?
19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,
    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold
    and fashions silver chains for it.
20 A person too poor to present such an offering
    selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker
    to set up an idol that will not topple.

21 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
23 He brings princes to naught
    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
24 No sooner are they planted,
    no sooner are they sown,
    no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
    Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
    and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
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Revelation 22:3-5The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night.They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

What exists in Gods presence is fullness of joy. As a born again believer, to be bored is our own decision. Heaven is not boring because God is not boring. Fun is an experience with our emotions, but joy goes deep into our spirit. We exhibit happiness and joy. The renewing of our spirit will renew our emotions as well. Spiritual warfare will keep us from being bored. The battle of our mind is what we need to battle. We sometimes think we are boring, because we are not aware of the fruit we have produced in other peoples lives, We see boredom as what other people think of us. Our heart for God is never gone.. His life in us is fragrant in our surrender through our situations. We don’t always see the potential of our service. Every individual born has a gifting of God to be released. Ask the Lord, Help me see the beauty of the ashes of our lives. Help me embrace what the Lord has for my life. God has a far greater purpose for our lives. It is miraculous to experience joy and hope now in this world. We get a tangible taste of that joy as our strength. We will accept to reality of God in every situation even before we receive it. We are not dependent on the manifestation, but dependent on our Lord.

God smiles and says ” I will walk hand and hand with you on your journey. The anointing will change you into my likeness. ”