Saturday, July 15, 2017

JESUS.. DO YOU KNOW HIM? By Nina Keegan

CAN YOU GRASP THE AWE OF WHO JESUS IS...? CAN YOU FATHOM WHAT HE DID FOR US..? 
This morning as I was spending time in the word, I realized how much God wants us to know... TO REALLY GRASP that  JESUS CHRIST has already paid the debt for our sins, Christ has reconciled us to God and gave us a complete outline, the full pattern we need to follow to help us grow spiritually...

Christ lives the complete fullness of God, and when we learn what Christ is like, we see what we need to become, and since Christ is Lord over all creation, we should crown him with our very lives, we must nurture our connection to Him...He is the head, we are the body… We get to live and move and have our being in Him...
Let's learn a little more about what we have available to us as the body of Christ....

The following is Paul's teaching...

Colossians 1:9-14New Living Translation (NLT)
We ask God to give you COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL and to give you SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT. All the while, you will grow as you learn to KNOW GOD better and better.
11 We also pray that you will be STRENGTHENED with all his GLORIOUS POWER so you will have all the ENDURANCE and PATIENCE you need. May you be filled with JOY,12 always THANKING the Father. He has enabled you to  SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE that belongs to his people, who live in the light.13 For he has RESCUED US from the kingdom of darkness and TRANSFERRED us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our FREEDOM and FORGAVE our sins.

Paul was pointing out that we can have all the accumulation of knowledge available to us, but that knowledge in itself is empty if we do not have a close personal relationship with Jesus... through Salvation, through the blood shed of JESUS, we were transferred out of the darkness and into the light of Christ and all that that entails…We must long for more, we must go deeper and seek spiritual understanding like never before...
There are many, many people who can quote scripture and know the Bible cover to cover… But have NO FRUIT in their lives… They are like empty vessels… They have head knowledge, but no heart knowledge... we must seek God's understanding of how to apply his word to our lives… We must seek him daily for guidance and wisdom as we allow the Holy Spirit to gain access to our innermost being… We must surrender all,  allow him to move in us, to cleanse us, and to change us from glory to glory.. seek Him to direct our every step... we must get a grasp on understanding who our HEAVENLY FATHER IS! Salvation must lead
to a changed life and right living....

This prayer is two dimensional… Paul wanted people to have complete knowledge of God's will for them, have great spiritual wisdom and understanding… We must be able to understand what the word means for us and be able to apply it… He was also pointing out, that our lives when completely devoted to Christ could produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT and that the more we learn and as we get to know God better, the better our knowledge and understanding will be..God's Word is not just to be accumulated, but applied as the direction we need for correct and right living… We are to seek wisdom in our understanding and use our knowledge to bring about change for his glory!

The knowledge of God is for all of us, not just for a secret few...it is open to everyone who desires and longs to learn more about God and to those who diligently seek intimacy with Him! 

His word supersedes the fabric of time and reality. There is unlimited creativity, unfathomable Love ..
He was not created, not made but always exsisted, our minds can not even ponder His majestic glory..
He is the beginning, the end, the alpha, the omega, 
HE IS FIRST IN EVERYTHING
HE IS SUPREME ! 

Col 1:17
He existed before anything else,he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church which is the body, he is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. He is first in everything. For God in all his  fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself!

My friends because Christ is spiritually supreme in the universe, Surely we must give him first place in all of our thoughts and activities, our lives... we must seek Him first!
Because of Christ's death on the cross, he has been exulted, elevated to the status that was rightfully His..

Christ has always been God and always will be..

When we have Christ in our lives, we have all of God in human form we have his complete humanity and his complete divinity!!!
Glory to God what an amazing Father we have that gave us all things pertaining to life and godliness… Why should we ever worry, why should we ever fear? We have all we will ever need… WE ARE BLOOD BOUGHT.. RECONCILED AND MADE NEW IN HIM! Can you grasp it?

God bless you all!!!
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that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ This is the true God and eternal life.

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ITS TIME TO FLOURISH by Nina Keegan

It's time for GOD'S people to FLOURISH and THRIVE again!

I heard God say in my spirit that His people are not thriving... 

It's time for us to believe that God wants all things to work together for good for us… He wants us to be victorious in every area of our lives, he wants us to Flourish!!!

Psalm 92:12
But the godly will FLOURISH  like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

FLOURISH;
To be in a vigorous state, thrive, a period of which to be revived, to be in one's prime, to be at the height of excellence, influence, to be successful, to prosper, to grow as a plant thriving!

God wants us to Flourish in Him, He wants to find our souls resting more and more in his righteousness… The Word says when we do this we will flourish like a palm tree…

Palm trees do not snap and break in storms they are very strong and have the ability to bend and sway…… They are easily adaptable and can withstand many many harsh elements...

We are to be like that, we are not to break in the midst of a storm ,but we are to be able to bend and adapt and to adjust in the times of adversity… We can Thrive no matter what is going on around us because God is the One in whom we put our trust!

God wants us to Flourish in the sanctuary of the Lord… We must always remember that the power of prayer is always in the ONE who hears it, not in the one who speaks it…

Col 1:27
Christ in us is the hope of glory

Hope in the Bible means a definite, positive, expectation of God! 

When we have positive expectations and hope… We will Flourish!!! 

Isaiah 26:3
 I will be in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee

The Word mind ,translates as imagination, the ability to see with your heart what you can't see with your eyes… We cannot think of something that you can't picture with your eyes;
If I say the word apple, you see an apple....imagination is how we meditate, think, understand and remember.

Take the word of God and let it excite your imagination, say things that aren't as though they are ...speak life into your situations and live with expectancy, live knowing that God wants you to Flourish  and thrive in Him!!!

Do not allow your imagination to see yourself as poor, sick tired, depressed… People who quit and give up are those whose imagination is negative and those who have no hope..

For as he think it's in his heart so is he... proverb 23:7

You get to choose whether or not your 
Imaginations and thoughts are positive or negative.. and those thoughts will eventually become self fulfilling prophecy's either way, if we are not careful to guard our hearts and watch our words!
 We need to cast down all thoughts that are not of the Lord, we need to shut off all negativity at the onset and take every thought captive!

 WE NEED TO FLOURISH IN THE WORD OF GOD...

People's hearts will fail them for fear when looking at all of the things happening on earth. You have to stay in God's word and let it dominate you or the unbelief of this world will extinguish your positive thoughts and it will make you become more like the world… (negativity breeds negativity) Hope is powerful and yet hope deferred makes the heart grow sick...

Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!!

It's time to start believing that the Lord wants you to thrive, Flourish, and prosper in every area of your life... get your Hope back by encouraging yourself in the word of the Lord and start speaking positively over every area of your life!

SPEAK LIFE!!! DECLARE VICTORY, YOU ARE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR! 

Be mindful of what you speak… Speak only what's good and positive over your life.. Think good thoughts…

Philippians 4:8

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

God bless you as you realize and receive the word today that God wants you to Flourish in all areas of your life!!! You are strong like Palm trees that can thrive even in harsh conditions! 


BE DETERMINED TO FLOURISH!! 

Ps. 92:12: The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Eph. 4:15: But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ…

2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

 1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…

Col. 1:9-10: For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and ...

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

DRAW NEAR TO GOD by Nina Keegan

GENESIS. 45:10-11
"You shall dwell in the land of GOSHEN, and you shall BE NEAR to me, you and your children, your children's children, your flocks and your herds and all that you have. There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine."
Goshen = "drawing near" 
Today I want to focus on the word, the place, called GOSHEN…  God often inspires me to look things up in Hebrew and when I saw that this word means "drawing near" I knew in my spirit God wanted me to study it in depth.
God has promised in his word to reveal the great mysteries of his word to us...
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell," 
THIS IS WHERE WE ,(GOD'S PEOPLE) DWELL( rest, draw near) 
The Word Goshen is used 15 times in the Bible, it is a secret place, a land, a place of drawing near to God..  many times God sends people to the land of Goshen for safety, for a time of rest and renewal, for protection! 
"God just wants us to (draw near) to him as He draws near to us"..
The second half of that scripture talks about trials that are looming up ahead, there will still be famines, there will still be trouble, but not to worry because God's people will be in the land of (drawing near to God)… It talks about being there in Goshen with your children and all of your belongings… No matter what the world brings, we can be there too , in the secret place, drawing near to God... abiding in Him, and being kept safe!
 God is our shelter, He is our refuge in times of trouble.. we can go to the land of Goshen, by drawing near to God! 
When we draw near to God, we abide in him and he abides in us… 1 John 4:13
There in the secret place...GOSHEN (drawing near) to God , He will provide for us...
We can rest securely in Him and trust Him no matter what our circumstances look like in the natural...
When we are drawing near to God, we are kept secure in his protection and in our saviors care… We must seek Him first, it is a two way street ..the Bible says when we draw near to God he draws near to us...
 God desires that intimacy with us not only because He loves us but because he knows that through that intimacy with him we will be in that secret place of protection where he can keep us safe from the enemy and provide for us our every need…
" Life is meant to be a collaboration with God… We were never meant to go it alone…" apart from him we can do nothing...
 Draw nearer to God every day, spend time in the land of Goshen with our wonderful Lord and savior, and watch him lead you, guide you, bless you, prosper you, heal you, it is there that you will have a fresh baptismal of the Father's abiding love for you like you've never known! 
 Goshen is where we will trust  God to reveal to us the great mysteries of his will for us… Where our own plans can be replaced with God's plans as He directs our every step..
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, 
God Bless you all in the mighty precious and Holy name of Jesus ! 
Goshen: DRAWING NEAR
1) a region in northern Egypt, east of the lower Nile, where the children of Israel lived from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses
2) a district in southern Palestine between Gaza and Gibeon
3) a town in the mountains of Judah 
Usage:
This word is used 15 times:
Genesis 46:28: "Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen;and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:28: "unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:29: "to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on"
Genesis 46:34: "our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd"
Genesis 47:1: "out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:4: "therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:6: "and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men"
Genesis 47:27: "of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly."
Genesis 50:8: "and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen."
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell,"
Exodus 9:26: "Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was"
Joshua 10:41: "even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon."
Joshua 11:16: "the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel,"

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Is Your Heart Hardened? By Nina Keegan

Is your heart hardened
The Bible says in proverbs 4:23

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance ABOVE ALL that you guard, for out of it flows the springs of life...

Above all else God wants us to guard our hearts… Why is this such an important key? 

Because all things pertaining to life flow from our hearts, the Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks… So many times we can hear people's hurts flowing through the negativity of their mindset and attitude.  They never stop faultfinding and complaining about everything… This can be a hardened heart towards the Lord...  The Bible says our hearts can get seared...
Like a callous… We become so hard hearted  that we don't allow the good stuff in… and the bad stuff gets trapped inside...

This happens over time but before you know it, you're in deep… A pity party can turn to a hardened heart very quickly… how the enemy loves to make us feel sorry for ourselves… and to get other people to feel sorry for us too... The bitterness seeps in and the complaining follows and at first it might be about a few things but then , like the spread of an infectious disease, before long there's never anything good to say about anything...

As the mind thinks, the man will follow… 

What you dwell on will become what you live!

A hardened heart is a disease that needs to be addressed and healed..

Our hearts are the soil for the seeds that God wants to plant in us, He wants to give us seeds of hope and victory… But many times our hearts are so filled with pride, jealousy, bitterness anger… this arrogance can keep a person from turning back to God, it claims no need of help from anyone human or divine ... 
this is dangerous territory because many people in this state refuse to repent and think they've done nothing wrong and that the world is venomously out to get them ...

When our hearts are so full of these seeds of discord, there is no room for the good stuff… Like weeds, bitter roots(strongholds) can take over and choke off the good seeds that God's been trying to plant and develop in our lives.

So what exactly does it mean to guard  your heart… What is a guard for in any situation?
A guard at a door boldly stands courageously forbidding the enemy to trespass!
Bodyguards protect and stay vigilant to guard people from assailants...
And yet if our hearts are the source for the springs of all life… Then should we not place the most protective armor and guards around it?… How do you protect yourself..?

Don't stand in the presence of evil, remove yourself from the cracks in the open doorways that allow evil to sneak in… SEAL THEM...Garbage in garbage out, what are the temptations the enemy is dangling on a string in front of you… The ones you know you shouldn't go near? The repeat offenders… The tough weeds…? The ones we tend to water the most with our flawed self will..?

Where have you allowed anger and unforgiveness to take root by routinely discussing those terrible things that happened to you and the reasons why you could never forgive the someone who has hurt you…

All these things have snuck past the guard of your heart and have caused damage, hardness and again have blocked the seeds of victory that God has planted in you…
 These danger zones of negative thinking have choked off the goodness… they are mind tainting... poisoning the good and fertile soil of our hearts.

What is growing in your heart?  Is it time to do some gardening? Some pruning? 

The enemy is always coming to try to steal, kill and destroy, he steals the seed of God's word, he hijacks the promises and tries to make us believe they are never going to come to pass in your life… So you give up on all hope and let your heart become a little more hard each time. 
 The Bible says when you sow seeds into good ground by guarding your heart and by standing on believing what the word says and that God's promises will come to pass…
You can have a victory even if your circumstances don't agree Faith is in what we cannot see…

Do not allow seeds of discouragement, bitterness and anger to affect your faith.
Post the strongest and most vigilant of all guards at the door post of your heart.. DO NOT ALLOW ANYTHING IN THAT IS CONTRADICTORY TO GOD'S WORD!
Allow God to wash you clean and allow the healing power of the blood of Jesus to cleanse and pluck out all of the bitter roots that have calloused your heart, repent...forgive... and let God love you with his radiant mercy, forgiveness and grace… Let these seeds be the ones you water and fertilize...
Let your heart be softened by the love of Jesus...

Recognize the enemies plots and refuse to let them be planted. Replace the wrong thoughts with the right thoughts according to the word of God...

Stay in the word and write it on those tablets of your heart… So you can stand strong in guarding and protecting the most precious part of you from where the springs of all life flow..
Let's all praise and worship God unceasingly, and never let glory stop flowing… God inhabits our praises…we are changed from glory to glory… Let King Jesus take up residence in your heart...❤️

God bless you all in Jesus name I pray that you would have strength to stand guard and to stay focused on all the Lord has for you and that you would have a revelation of his life changing love!

1 Samuel 10:9

Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God changed his heart; and all those signs came about on that day
2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Jeremiah 24:7

'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
Ezekiel 36:26

"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
2 Corinthians 7:10

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
Ezekiel 11:19

"And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,
Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Friday, June 16, 2017

God Is An Overflow God by Nina Keegan

 GOD IS THE GOD OF OVER FLOW! 
I was reading today in 2 Kings about the miracles that God allowed Elisha to perform… When Elisha was an apprentice to his predecessor Elijah… He learned all he could about the faithfulness of the Lord and about trusting him to do miraculous feat's in the face of adversity..
He was audacious in his asking to have a double portion
Of the spirit of Elijah and to become his successor when Elijah went to be with the Lord.
It was interesting that Elijah responded to him by saying that Elisha had asked for a difficult thing...

 " Even though Elijah had witnessed unfathomable miracles...
He deemed this request of Elisha to be a difficult thing..."


But sure enough the Lord had granted his request,
No matter how difficult, there is nothing the Lord cannot provide! 
Elisha had witnessed God do so many miracles through the hands of Elijah… And he was very audacious in his request, he didn't just want what Elijah had had spiritually, but he asked for God's exceeding abundance, he asked for a double portion!… What did he have to lose? Why not ask big and maybe get half  instead of asking too little and getting it all? It seems that God does not go backwards..
When he restores he multiplies… He multiplies to the overflow of the meeting of our needs.
When Elisha received his anointing, he began walking in the miracles of God's overflowing abundance...

It was God's anointing and God's miraculous power that allowed Elisha to perform the miracles that were on God's heart. 

When Elisha helped a poor widow woman in
2Kings 4:1-7,  it is evident to see how God is the God of overflow, of more than enough.

This widow woman's husband had served Elisha and now he had passed away and creditors had come to her house threatening to take away her sons as slaves for the payment owed by her husband. What was interesting is that Elisha said to her,

"What do you have in the house"? 
GOD USES WHAT WE HAVE..

Her response was that she had nothing at all except a small flask of olive oil...

 YES...God can always use what you have no matter how small it is, he is the God of multiplication, he is the God of overflow and of more than enough..

Elisha then said,"Go and borrow as many jars as you can from all of your neighbors and your friends,
He told her to go behind closed doors with her sons and pour the olive oil from her small simple flask into the jars setting each one aside as they were filled.

She was obedient... her faith allowed HER to perform the miracle...in the natural her mind was probably telling her that this made no sense... how could this tiny flask of oil not run out?

She did what she was told, her sons kept bringing jars to her, they were filled one after another, after another, and Soon, EVERY container was full to the brim!

When she called to her sons for another jar, they finally told her that there were no more and only then did the oil stop flowing from her flask!

"My friends, God's abundance only stops flowing when we have no capacity to contain it!"

I love this story of God's abundance, I love how he does require obedience on our part, faith, he could've just miraculously filled the jars… He could've required nothing on her part… But she was there and able to witness as were her sons, the goodness of the overflowing miraculous love of God.. They were partakers of a miracle at the hands our loving God!
Imagine her joy as each jar was being filled, I imagine every jaw had dropped in that room as they were witnessing a miracle unfolding in their own home…
 God was meeting their need, and he was using their faith to do it!

Not only was she able to pay off the debtors but she and her sons were able to live on all of the excess… God just doesn't meet our needs; but he exceeds our needs… He gives us all things pertaining to life and godliness… God just asks for obedience, for availability and for us to trust him!

Ask and keep on asking, knock and keep on knocking… Let God use you through your faith and obedience to bring forth your miracle!

God bless you all exceedingly abundantly!!

1Tim 1:14
Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.

Eph 3:20
God will do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think


Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Psalms 23:5 - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalms 65:11 - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Psalms 37:11 - But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Proverbs 3:10 - So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FOLLOW PEACE by Nina Keegan

FOLLOW GOD'S PEACE.. God is always guiding us, every notion, every thought you ever have comes from one of two places... do not let your heart be hardened by not listening to your conscience… That still small voice( the Holy Spirit) that starts to bother you when you are off track! He is and always will be our voice of reason… His way will always be right even when we are kicking against the goads and our flesh wants to go in the exact opposite direction..
We must follow peace… PEACE that pure peace that surpasses all understanding ...God will make our way plain and simple… When we are right with God, when we are on the right track, we will know his sweetest and purest peace .....

When we are off-track there is NO peace… We are outside of the covering of the Lord… He steps back and lets us live out our free will… Disobedience has no peace!
Many times there is anxiety and a feeling of angst… And even through just self justification can we come up with a myriad of reasons to justify our wayward selves..
The flesh can come up with many reasons to justify disobedience.. The enemy knows the word, he is very slick and he can twist his words to fit our agendas… We must be so steadfast in our walk with Jesus that we are immovable, that we can immediately recognize
the carrot of the enemy being dangled in front of us… We must be vigilant and stand strong and again follow PEACE!

God always confirms his plan, spend time with the Lord and he will make the crooked places straight… We can make our plans but yes he's the one who orders our every step… Glory hallelujah we give God praise!

 God is our loving Father, God is never not with us trying to teach us and lead us. We should be ever mindful to obey and listen to him because that's where our peace and victory come from, When we obey the word and refuse to pay attention to what the world is offering… We can walk in the blessings of divine obedience.

Refusing to pay attention to God's commands invites punishment( self-inflicted) and threatens that peace and that righteousness that we have through him. It's  like we've stepped out of the covering and protection through our own free will and defiance.

The Scripture says in Isaiah 48:17
" I am the Lord your God who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the path that you should follow! Oh that you had listened to my commands, then you would've had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like the waves of the sea."

After 40 years in captivity the Israelites were finally shouting with joy as they crossed the Red Sea, free from slavery at last!
40 whole years of wilderness before they finally got it... 
why were they so defiant..? What are you doing that has you repeatedly trekking  around the wilderness while staring at the locked gates to the promised land..?

What is holding you captive, what is your besetting sin! Be free! The Lord has redeemed his servants from slavery to sin. When you let God free you from your captivity, you will also be shouting with joy! There is nothing like the peace and the freedom of walking in victory from strongholds. You too can be free from any addiction, any besetting sin... you can be free from fear, anxiety, depression, you can be an overcomer through the blood of the lamb and the word of your testimony.

Many people continuously cry out for the need of comfort and security and relief from the turmoil and discomfort they are going through but they haven't taken the first step which is to turn away from their sin, .. go back to your first place of disobedience repent and be made right with God… Renounce your behaviors and ask for forgiveness… God is waiting on us…
God is not pushy, we have free will and we must call on his name and turn our lives over to him..SURRENDER!  We must repent and turn it ALL over to God and trust him to take over. If you want true peace, seek God first, he's the one who can help you change your situation, he's the one who can bring you freedom from the enemy's stronghold!

The scripture continues to say and Isaiah 48:20 ( paraphrase) Yet even now be free from your captivity! The Lord has redeemed his servants.. they were not thirsty when he led them to the desert, he divided the rock and water gushed out for them to drink, "but there is no peace for the wicked!" says the Lord...

Isaiah 49:8
This is what the Lord says: " at just the right time I will respond to you on the day of salvation I will help you I will protect you and give you to the people as my covenant with them."

 God will bring you into the light..
He will bring you into freedom for you will no longer hunger and thirst or be searching for all the things to fill the void that only God can fill through his love, peace and mercy!
 God loves you with an everlasting love, he has your name written on the palms of his hands!

All glory to God!
 He will never leave you or forsake you ...let God do the impossible in your life because that's where He starts!

Call on the name of JESUS NOW...and be saved! Let God rescue you and pluck you out of harms way and set you down on solid ground which is the rock… Jesus our rock and our redeemer! 

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”


Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On the Mountain with Jesus by Nina Keegan

Psalm 3:4 
I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his HOLY MOUNTAIN

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE MOUNTAINS..?
 I was reading today about the transfiguration on the mountain Matthew 9:2-12, I started realizing something about mountains and had a revelation from the Lord..
Jesus often took the disciples to either Mount Herman or Mount Tabor, a mountain was often associated with closeness to God and symbolized a readiness to receive his words. 

God had appeared to both Moses and Elijah on MOUNTAINS

Exodus 24:12-18 (NKJV)
12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them.”

1Kings 19:11
11 Then He said, (to Elijah)"Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.”

Coincidentally ,
Scripture talks about how MOUNTAINS CAN BE A SYMBOL FOR TRIALS..  and that they, through faith , prayer and declaration shall become level plains in our lives... yes mountains of adversity and strongholds can be cast into the sea if we have faith just the size of a tiny mustard seed! 

The Bible talks about how we should speak to our mountain and the mountain ( of adversity) shall be cast into the sea...

Rev 8:8
[ Second Trumpet: The Seas Struck ] Then thesecond angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was throwninto the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

Zec 4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Mark 11:23
"Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

The revelation I had is this: mountains symbolize two very different things in the Bible

God brings us through our mountains (trials) that need to become level Plains... that is where we are drawn so incredibly close to God, that's where we can see God's hand revealed.. , that's where He can oftentimes meet us in the pit ... 

On the other hand, the mountain top... high and lifted up, that's when we are so close to God, that's when we can hear clearly from God.. perhaps it is just a great image, a visual where we can see ourselves closer to God on the mountain tops having meetings with him like Moses and Elijah and witnessing the miraculous, high and lifted up above the naysayers down below. 

 "Many times through our mountainous trials… We can meet God on His mountain of victory!"

 When we are on our proverbial mountain top, elevated in the authority we have in Christ and in the light of God's revelation.. we can meet God to level those negative mountains that pop up in our lives, the trials, the tribulation, the angst, the worry and fear... all of the mountains that come to steal, kill and destroy, the bait of satan
that tries to devour us!

When I go back to that scripture about the transfiguration of Jesus, He took only Peter, James and John and led them up this high mountain and they watched as miraculously Jesus's appearance was brilliantly transformed…
 There were 12 disciples, do you ever wonder why only these three men were selected? Perhaps they were the only ones ready to completely understand and accept the great truth ...they were in the inner circle, they were among the first to hear Jesus's call..they were present at certain healings where others were excluded...I believe they were READY… I believe God is waiting on us to be ready.. sold out, available and obedient!

Luke 8:51
When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he (Jesus)did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child's father and mother.

The 3 had witnessed something amazing on the mountain of Transfiguration and were also told on the decent from the mountain, not to discuss what they had witnessed with anyone else… perhaps they were the only ones Jesus knew could handle such a miracle ...Jesus said this because they would not fully understand anything until Jesus had risen from the dead; only then would they realize that only through dying could Jesus show his victorious power over death and his complete authority to be King of kings,  Lord of lords… The disciples were not fully able to be powerful witnesses of God until they had grasped this as divine truth.

They did not have the Bible, they did not have God's revealed word, JESUS HAD NOT YET DIED AND RISEN..we have the scriptures that tell us about Jesus death and resurrection we have no excuse for unbelief.

We should never be afraid to confront evil (our mountains of adversity)  and to take our authority in Jesus on the mountain top! Jesus will always go with us, he will meet us on those mountain tops…we don't have to go on a search for Jesus like the disciples did.
We can meet Jesus high and lifted up on the mountain top closest to God… Where we can go when we are ready! What are you waiting for... go now.. lay down your fears, ask God to help your unbelief and meet him today..

I don't know about you but I want to be ready and willing for Jesus to lead me to the mountaintop and to receive great revelation of the mysteries of his divine will!

Eph 1:9
he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

We give God all glory and praise!
" God we ask for great knowledge and understanding that we will be ready and willing… We praise you and thank you for your wisdom and guidance into all truth in Jesus name we pray!"

Faith Moving Mountains
Matthew 17:20

And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this MOUNTAIN 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Psalm 125:2

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

Psalm 11:1

In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Isaiah 54:10

"For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you.

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