Stop Trying to Outsmart God

God is not looking for the strong – He’s looking for the weak so He can show Himself strong.

If you knew how important and precious and critical Gods new wine was to this generation, you would help build the new wineskins that God is orchestrating in this generation.

What if we knew that 1 soul died eternally for every day we chose not to die temporarily? What if we saw a new soul in hell every time we took the easy successful way instead of obedience to the reproach and cross of Christ?

God is sending voices in the wilderness, men are choosing parrots in golden religious cages.

God is not mocked!

Matthew 10:41

He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet‘s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

The Glory of the Cross

Yielding, submitting, obeying and surrendering are just as valuable to God as winning, succeeding, overcoming and conquering is to us. – Thea Hogue

God Hides His Rewards

God always hides his biggest rewards behind a big bloody cross… So that those who are scared to suffer with Him can never really reign with Him.

But if you embrace the obedience – the reward is coming.

Read Phillipians 2
Read Hebrews 5:8

A Powerful Anointing of JOY Comes when You Love God/ Hate Sin with Proof

A powerful anointing of unspeakable joy comes into your soul when you love righteousness and you hate wickedness and you live like it.

Psalms 45
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

The oil of gladness is a powerful form of Gods joy from the inside. It has nothing to do with circumstances on the outside.

Myrrh, aloes, and cassia were a burial spice mixture for embalming, it represents sacrificial obedience. Garments represent your actions. Your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia when you obey God and suffer for it. Myrrh means bitter, but it makes you better. Cassia means stripped and humbled, but it’s used to anoint kings. Aloe is used to heal what was hurt.

Romans 14
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

You enter into the kingdom of God thru faith in Jesus Christ with fruits of repentance and grace. After that, it’s a continual upward swirl of righteousness, then peace, and then joy in the Holy Ghost.

WHAT IF JESUS JUMPED OFF THE CROSS TO STOP THE EARTHQUAKE?

WHAT IF JESUS JUMPED OFF THE CROSS TO STOP THE EARTHQUAKE?

A Christian who compromises to avoid obedience and suffering in their ministry, and lies and says it’s so that they can reach more people….

Is like Jesus jumping off the Cross to stop the earthquake.

Yeah you made everybody comfortable and happy and they might like you now, but now they’re all going to Hell, because you avoided what was necessary- obedience.

Jesus Christ, Man of Sorrow | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 11 –

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

 Jesus Christ did not always have a happy life. Jesus Christ was not a handsome or attractive man. Jesus Christ was a sorrowful man, full of grief, rejected and despised.

 Sorrow:

Physical and mental pain

 What was the sorrow of Christ?

 The pain of Christ…You are being beaten, slapped, spat on, hated and cursed by those you are giving your life for? What was the sorrow of Christ? You spend years pouring yourself into a group of people who vow to follow you and be with you, and in your hour of need they all abandon you? What was the sorrow of Christ? Hours before you are captured, you crying out to God in great distress and pain, and your followers are asleep? What was the sorrow of Christ? Jerusalem, the people God had pursued for thousands of years, who waited for the Messiah, does not even receive or recognize Him, though He left the right hand of the Father to show them the way? What was the sorrow of Christ? Our sorrows that he carried.

Grief:

Sickness, disease, sadness, grief

 What was the grief of Christ?

That He bore in His body the sins of the world. He was perfect and NEVER committed sin, yet he was beaten so badly he was disfigured more than any man…for your sin and mine. The cross He suffered allows our healing today. Our grief He bore.

 Isaiah 53

4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

So we see that Jesus was full of sorrow, grief, rejection from those He came to save! Since Jesus had such a hard life, did He seek to make it better? Was He seeking and reading on how to have His best life now? No, even still Jesus sought to do the will of the Father.

John 4:34

 34Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Matthew 8:16-18

 16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 Jesus connection to the Father was so great, His love, devotion and faithfulness to Him were unmatched. He did all to please Him. This is our cue. We need not search out comfort, we need not search out vain and temporal happiness, but we have to seek the will of the Father, Jesus showed us the way.

 After Christ’s obedience was fulfilled did He not rise with all power? Did He not have total victory over death, hell and the grave? Jesus is definitely not suffering any longer, He is seated on the right hand of the Father forever. We should not expect half the grief and sorrow that Christ suffered, and God does promise to take care of us, and reward us in this life AND in the life to come for the things we give up or loose for His sake. He also promises us Joy in our fruitfulness and says we can be of good cheer for He has overcome the world. But the principle is that we do not SEEK the pleasures of life, but the will of the Father, this is what Jesus did. He had the transgression of the entire world laid on Him, He did not seek to relieve Himself from it, but He sought how He might fulfill obedience to God’s purpose for His life. He sought how to fulfill the scriptures that had prophesied of Him. And even when Peter said with good intentions that Jesus should not suffer, trying to show Him comfort and pity, Jesus rebuked Him, called Him satan, and told Peter that he did not savor the things of God, but the things of man.

Matthew 16

21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

 Though Jesus had many sorrows we cannot even imagine, His focus was pleasing God, and His victory came from it, and will eternally spring from it as He receives His bride, and rules and reigns over heaven and earth eternally.

 So we must follow suit and not look for the easy way, the comfortable way, but we must savor the things that be of God, working to fulfill God’s call, not our own desires.

 The first commandment is to love God with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength. And Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. So let’s seek to fulfill this call, and victory will come from this, and the rewards will follow us from earth to glory.

 Jesus Christ man of sorrow.

Jesus Christ, victorious forever.

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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We Are Responsible for Abortion (The Judas Kiss) | Countdown to the Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 27 –

We Are Responsible for Abortion

We spoke a message at the last iRepent event at Friday, about repenting from the pragmatism of Judas. Pragmatism is a philosophy that severely overdoes practical thinking – to the point of betraying God to do what we think will work. Judas’s pragmatism was the driving force of his betrayal of Christ. He wanted to get his will done his way. He wanted control. He ended up being instrumental in God’s will, but on the wrong side. “Woe to him by whom he is betrayed.”

22 And truly the Son of man goeth , as it was determined : but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed !

How do we Judas-Kiss Jesus?

We betray God’s purpose for our single lives when we live for ourselves. When we date around and do frivolous things that don’t produce disciples for Christ, or Godly marriages for the Kingdom of God. (1 Cor 7)

We betray God’s purpose for our families when we decide not to allow God to produce the Godly seed that He desires. We believe the lie that children are a loss, when God says they are a blessing, a profit. (Malach 2, Ps 127)

We betray God’s purpose for our ministries when we change our message to fit the people, instead of changing the people to fit the message, the Word of God. (Luke 3)

We betray God’s purpose for the Church when we live in isolation instead of breaking of bread and fellowship, doing life together. (Act 2)

We betray the purpose of God’s House when we allow it to be a place where thieves can hide, instead of a House of Prayer for every ethnic group. (John 2)

God still gets His purpose done anyway, but woe to the person used by satan to betray the will of God. God has enough mercy to cover us, but only if we turn our hearts completely back to Him.

So, how are we responsible for abortion? The Church has all authority in heaven and on earth. If its bound, it’s because we bound it. If its loose, it’s because we loosed it.

How did abortion get loosed by the Church?

Lookup The Negro Project and Margaret Sanger. When satan planted Darwinism and Eugenics into society, and used white racism and fear to try and destroy the black race, where did he send his messenger? To the Church. Margaret Sanger went to the Churches with a message of pragmatism, family planning, and birth control. She convinced black pastors that family planning was the way to prosperity and respect. They loosed it in the Church, and a few decades later, abortion was legalized in the government.

It was the Judas in us that is responsible for abortion. We betrayed God’s purpose for our families out of fear. Instead of God’s plan, and God’s control, we were duped into accepting our own planning and our own control. Satan got an inch (family planning and birth control) in the Church, and through our authority, he took a mile (legalized abortion) in the culture. This lie is so pervasive that, even now, we think God is going to give us too many children if we don’t prevent Him. God knows exactly how many children we need and how to provide for them. Several families in the bible only had 2, or 1 child. Some had 15. Each one is a profit, not a loss.

How much witty invention and financial provision will God release to those committed to His planning and under His control? The Duggars have 19 children, and have plenty of resources and businesses, 0 debt, plus they make nearly million dollars every season while the world watches them glorify God! Im not saying that everyone is called to be like Jim Bob or Michelle Duggar; but we must be open to giving God control. Us and the children the Lord has given us are for signs and wonders to the earth Isaiah 8:18. The disciples got the riches of the Holy Ghost. Judas got nothing.

We must repent for being responsible for allowing and loosing the mentality that is the seedbed of abortion. Let us never betray God’s purposes! It’s a waste of time to blame the government when all the responsiblity and authority has been given to us. Lord we turn our hearts back to you!

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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