Do not fear Ebola…..10/03/14

Dr. Colbert gives us facts along with some preventable measures you can take to avoid Ebola

With news of the Ebola virus growing in intensity across the web and news channels, Brother Copeland has released this message for his Partners and Friends. Take courage! There’s no need to fear, for The WORD triumphs over anything the enemy tries to throw our way, The BLESSING wall is up!

Also, click link below to download the MP3 Healing Scriptures read by Kenneth Copeland—to feed your spirit and keep you established in the truth!

Healing Scriptures: http://bit.ly/1uETsbe

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Let the Word Light Your Path

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105

This verse is just so beautiful, but let’s take a moment to go beyond the pretty words to embrace the power held within them.

Whatever situation you’re facing, the Word has an answer. Maybe you think that your problem is just too weird or complicated. Believe me, it’s not. The Lord has walked me through some doozies.

Please note that the verse above does not imply that God will show you the entire plan all at once. I can’t remember where I heard it, or who said it, but when you’re walking on a dark path with a flashlight, you can only see a few steps ahead. But isn’t that all that’s necessary to walk the path ahead, step by step?

All you need right now is one step, and the Word has it for you. Open up your Bible, go where He leads you, and as you read, the Holy Spirit within you will cause whatever God knows you need right now to leap out at you. He’ll show you how it applies!

I love this verse in the ERV:

Your word is like a lamp that guides my steps, a light that shows the path I should take.”

Don’t concern yourself right now with the rest of the path. Just take that first step.

- Tammy

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Rosh HaShana – 9/24/14

It is very important for the believer to study the biblical festivals. Jesus, Yeshua, fulfilled some in His first coming and He will fulfill the rest with His second coming.
The bible does not call them feasts of the Jews or feasts of the Christians, it says they are Feasts of the Lord.

Leviticus 23:4 These are the feasts of the Lord, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

The biblical festival of Rosh HaShana starts tonight at sundown and lasts two days.
In light of this, I am sharing a few links for your personal study of this “Festival of Trumpets”.

Rosh Hashana – a Crash Course

Rosh HaShanah -The Season of Teshuvah

Rosh Hashana – Awakening to Judgement

Be Blessed!
-Kath

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Something is changing…..9/22/2014

The beginning of this year (2014) the Lord led my BB (battle buddy), Tammy and I to begin reading and sharing together daily in the New Testament. We read 1 chapter a day and then we join each other in a group we created and share our notes, insights, questions when we had time during the day (mostly mornings). It has been more of a blessing than I ever would have imagined!!

God lead us to Rick Renner’s series on “7 things to keep you spiritually strong”. Tammy and I watched it when he taught at EMIC. This became part of our every day reading. Powerful, powerful, yet simple list to check daily and pray daily.

As we obeyed (that is the key!), God led us to continue that but to move to the next “place”.

This year, when KCM broadcast the Southwest Believers Conference they did something different. They broadcast the pre-service prayer times. They were amazing and the Lord told Tammy and I to watch them together after the convention was over. So we committed to 1 hour a day together in chat and listened together.
This was life changing for us….

(links to all these are to follow at the bottom)

We felt led to study more with Pastor Terri Pearsons on Prayer. And God led us to what was next. Please notice all the “we obey, He led”. Because we had no idea what He had put in place or how perfectly the pieces would fit together in each study, lifting us higher and higher into Him.

So we were then led to continue our one hour a day study/prayer time together by listening together to an entire series called “Understanding Spirit-Led prayer”..
This… there are no words for what this did to us, for us, with us, in us…. I think we can safely say this rocked our world.

We then listened to Pastor Paul Brady when he taught at EMIC. Amazing, amazing praying Pastor. Had we not been prepared with the previous teaching though, I am absolutely sure that while we would have been blessed we would not have gotten all that God had planned for us out of his teachings.

As we are continuing listening, obeying and doing, He has now led us to listen to a LA Spirit-Led Prayer conference from 2009 (the 2014 one is going on as I type this and is in the Queue as well :)).

As we finish this, we will listen to a study Pastor Terri did just finish on Wednesday nights on prayer, and then God willing, we will do this years prayer conference with Patsy Cameneti.

To write this all down, and truly see what the Lord is doing is breath-taking.

He has led me to put this on a blog for our benefit, but also so that you too can be blessed by doing this study process. Get with your battle buddy and commit to an hour a day together however the Lord leads. Sometimes it was 90 minutes, sometimes things happened that it was only 30 minutes, and sometimes we missed, but it’s all ok!!

Here are the links to the prayer studies done and planned so far (Some of the links are to part 1 and you will have to go to the previous page to find the rest. (Follow the dates on newer things, direct links may change pages as the most recent is always on page 1 until the year ends.)

7 Things to make you Spiritually Strong -KCM Staff Chapel 1/29/14 – Rick Renner

21 Day Challenge – 7 things

Southwest Believer’s Convention Pre-Service Prayer

Understanding Spirit-Led Prayer – Terri Pearsons (11 parts) DO NOT MISS THIS!!

Put on Love – Paul Brady at EMIC 8/06/14 7:15pm

Develop Love – Paul Brady at EMIC 8/13/14 7:15pm

The Love Connection – Paul Brady at EMIC 8/20/14 &:15pm

2009 LA Prayer Conference – Patsy Cameneti & Terri Pearsons 9/27-29/2009

Prayer is / Types of Prayer / Prayer, Music and the Move of God – Terri Pearsons 9/3,10,17/2014

2014 Spirit-Led Prayer Conference – 9/21/2014-9/23/2014

I Hear the Sound – Terri Pearsons 9/24/2014

And we look forward to what the Lord has planned next!!
Be Blessed!
-Kath

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Ephesians Prayers

One of the things the Lord has had me do this year is to learn the two prayers we often call “The Ephesian’s Prayers”. Praying them at least twice a day (morning and night) and any other time of the day that I think to do it has changed more than I could put on paper in my life, spiritually and naturally.

So I am sharing the prayers here. I personalize them, where it says you, I say me or I, etc.
You can pray these for yourself that way and for specific people as the Holy Spirit leads you.
As you pray these prayers daily you will begin to see yourself strengthened, you will gain revelation into the Word and you will walk in Wisdom that you did not know before. All of this is hinged on a huge revelation of the love of God in your life that you will receive.

And we can trust this because the Word says:
James 1:5 (NKJV) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Print these out, put them in your bible or prayer journal and pray them at least twice a day for a few months or more and you will be blessed beyond measure.
I have put the prayers/scriptures here as well as examples of personalization. Feel free to use whatever version of the bible you prefer or that the Spirit leads you to use.

Prayer 1 – Ephesians 1:15-23 (NKJV)
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding[a] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Prayer 1 – Personalized example:
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened; that I may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward me who believes, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Prayer 2 – Ephesians 3:14-21
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer 2 – Personalized example:
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant me, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in my inner man, that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that I may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in me, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

-Kath

New King James Version (NKJV)
The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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9/11/14 – Psalm 91

As we remember today the horrible events in the US that occurred 13 years ago, this Psalm came up in my Spirit. It is important today and every day. Take a few minutes and read the Psalm and let the Lord minister it to your life. – Kath

Psalm 91 (AMP)
1 He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
10 There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
12 They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
Footnotes:

Psalm 91:1 The rich promises of this whole chapter are dependent upon one’s meeting exactly the conditions of these first two verses (see Exod. 15:26).
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

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Refusing to Believe

“Afterward He appeared to the Eleven [apostles themselves] as they reclined at table; and He reproved and reproached them for their unbelief (their lack of faith) and their hardness of heart, because they had refused to believe those who had seen Him and looked at Him attentively after He had risen [from death].” – Mark 16:14 (AMP, emphasis mine)

If you’ve read the gospel accounts of the events following Jesus’ death and burial, you know that the disciples did not believe those who reported to them that Jesus had risen from the dead. In my head, their doubt was more of a passive thing, like they couldn’t help but be dumbfounded by the news.

But no, the Word says they REFUSED to believe. They had a choice to believe the report, or not!

It got me thinking. What does God’s Word say that I’ve been refusing to believe? As I seek the Lord to show me what needs to be corrected in my own heart, take some time to do the same:

Do I believe that God really will supply all of my needs (Philippians 4:19)?

Do I really believe that God loves me (John 17:23)?

Do I really believe that Jesus paid the price not only for my eternal salvation, but for my healing and peace (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)?

Do I really believe that God forgives me the moment I ask Him to (1 John 1:9)?

Do I really believe that God’s going to work this situation out for my good (Romans 8:28)?

A big indicator of your trust in God in any area is your joy level. When your mind touches on the situation, does dread rise up in your heart like a flood, or does a sense of gladness rise up, knowing that God’s Word is working on that particular thing? 

Think about it! If I told you I was sending you a thousand bucks today, would you be mopey and gazing sadly at those catalogs full of items you can’t afford, or would you be expectantly waiting for the mail to arrive and planning what you’d do with it when it came?

You always have a choice to believe or not believe!

Jesus said:

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 (NKJV, emphasis mine)

And Paul wrote, in his letter to the Colossian believers:

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 (NKJV, emphasis mine)

LET. Let means choice. Let yourself believe God’s Word to you today!

Not sure what the Word has to say about your situation? Send us an email, and we’ll help you out! 

- Tammy

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What Are You Looking at?

I was reading in 2 Corinthians 4 this morning, and I got to verse 17:

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…”

I thanked God momentarily for that verse and what it was promising me, and then went on to verse 18:

“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.”

And again, it was good, but I pretty much kept moving right along… until the Spirit poked me and brought me back to one little word: WHILE.

How does verse 17 happen? WHILE (during, as we do what comes next) we are looking at the things we CAN’T see instead of things we CAN see.

Hallelujah! While you’re keeping your eyes fixed on Him and the answers you can’t see with your eyes in your life yet, GOD, your FATHER, is working things out FOR YOU.

(See also Hebrews 12:1-3, Psalm 34:5-8. Really, you should read these!)

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Unity in the Body

Now take a deep breath and tell your flesh to hush and listen, this is important. I love you!

Recently some evangelical leaders met with the Pope. At first I was a little unnerved myself, having heard for years about how “the Vatican is involved in end times events” and not in a good way.
But I did as we all should do. I took it to the Father in prayer. The Holy Spirit is quite able to speak to each born-again, spirit-filled believer, so I encourage you to do the same. Test things, is this Love? Is this strife? Is this flesh or spirit?

Don’t let mainstream media decide, (so much of what they report is twisted and outright false about all leaders in the churches.) Let the Word decide.

As I prayed, and sought the Lord about this situation and what was the truth, I saw much wailing and gnashing of teeth about “one world religion” , “false prophets” and the like on the comments and internet about this event.

Today as I was praying I heard very clearly in my Spirit this statement, “The coming one world religion is *not* believers in Jesus.”… That sat me up straight. I got total peace. Not full understanding yet, I am still praying and watching and listening. But peace came with that one statement from Him.

God loves you as much as He loves Jesus.. and He loves them as much as He loves Jesus. Let love reign.

Are all people in all church buildings believers? Nope. Doesn’t change the way I treat them. I must love them.

We need to be very careful listening to what the media says about Popes, other Christian leaders etc, since a lot of what I’ve read and seen on the internet hasn’t been true for many years. I am not interested in strife, the Word is very clear about where there is strife there is confusion and every evil work.

The Lord has been talking to us for several years now about stopping judging other believers. (it is not our job) and learning to walk in love. If it involves strife, or attacking others instead of loving them that is not what I am to be doing. We are quick to point out disagreements, and not nearly quick enough to point out “the one faith in Jesus Christ”.. When HE is the focus, then I pay attention

When we spend our time as Christians pointing out “Errors” in other Christians we are doing the work of the devil. He is the accuser of the brethren. I had to repent of it myself some years ago. Our flesh loves to put ourselves above others and think “we’re right and they are wrong”. The Word is the bottom line, not what the mainstream media says.
I encourage you to read the 4-part study that we did here on this blog on division in the body if you’ve not done so yet. Part one is found here: http://christianhopetoday.org/2012/03/16/division-part-1/

Unity of the Faith is not the same as Unity of doctrines. We are coming into the Unity of the Faith.

Watch the following video in full. Pray.. and listen… I am not saying that we all agree on everything, I am saying we agree on Faith in Jesus as the only way to salvation and that God can handle the rest. If we think we have it all right and know all the answers and have nothing “wrong” in our doctrines we need to just stop right there and repent. We know in part, the Word tells us that.

http://kennethcopelandministries.org/2014/07/the-story-behind-brother-copelands-papal-visit/#.U7SBW_ldV8E

I also encourage you to go to the link below and listen to both of Keith Moore’s teaching on Unity. It is what I believe the Holy Spirit is screaming to the body at this moment in time. Will we listen? I AM LISTENING, LORD!!

http://www.kcm.org/media/ondemand/307499

We are praying for you!!

-Kath

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Merry Christmas!! Oh wait…..

Jesus/Yeshua wasn’t born in December, most folks know that. What they may not know is that He was born during the Feast of Tabernacles , also called Sukkot.

This year, 2013, Sukkot began at sundown on September 19th.

I believe this feast (and all the others in the Word) are important for Christians to learn about. So the Lord led me to share with you some study material links, so you can get out your bibles and dig into the Word, follow the Holy Spirit and learn more about your Messiah during this festival time.

Chag Sameach!

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/christmas.html

http://heartofwisdom.com/biblicalholidays/2012/09/28/birth-of-christ-feast-of-tabernacles/

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Sukkot/sukkot.html

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Sukkot/SukkotIntro.pdf

Happy Birthday, Lord!

-Kath

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