Arise and go down to the Potter's House, and there I will cause you to hear my words.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things I have witnessed within the Christian Community and yet, we are commanded to forgive as we have been forgiven. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He taught them, “Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors.” …throughout scripture we see this principal of forgiveness plays a vital role in our spiritual growth and within our relationships with one another. Still, every one of us have experienced and struggled with being offended and upset. We have been hurt by a friend, or someone we trusted. Unforgiveness can range from a small offense through words spoken or as big as the betrayal of a close friend or someone within leadership of a church. Whatever the reason there is no excuse to harbor unforgiveness toward anyone. Colossians 3:13 “Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering. Bearing with one another, and FORGIVING one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfection." The Apostle Paul knew this principle. A self-righteous Pharisees, a murderer of Christians. He knew He was the chief of all sinners. He knew he was forgiven. With forgiveness comes the ability to love. God so loved He gave and in His giving, He forgave the sins of the world. Your sin and my sin, forgiven. He first loved us that we could in return love Him. And in loving Him we to must love one another and forgive one another. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The principle of forgiveness is “The Way” and “The Truth” and the “The Life” that we as Christians and followers of Jesus Christ must live. It is a choice. The only feeling that comes with forgiveness is love. If we love God we must choose to forgive as we have been forgiven. The act of forgiveness is obedience and a desire for God’s will to be done. In the Words of our Savior, “Let Thy kingdom come, let Thy will be done” …” Not My Will, but Thy will be done” ...” Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” Forgiveness is not complicated. It’s not too hard. Unless, we expect an emotional satisfaction and response from the person or situation that has brought you to the place of unforgiveness. You might walk away disappointed with more bitterness in your heart, and never know the freedom that comes through forgiveness. We must be willing to let God examine our hearts to see if there is any wicked way, and yes, unforgiveness is a wicked way to live your live. “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my anxieties: and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” A prayer of Kings David’s that we should all adapt as a daily prayer for lives. Recently I came face to face with someone who still holds unforgiveness in their heart toward me. I could see it. I could feel it. But what bothered me the most, I could tell they were in bondage to the unforgiveness. When we live in unforgiveness we will see through the eyes of unforgiveness. The devil will hold us captive at his will through our unforgiveness. It is upsetting to know that it is for freedom that Christ set us free, and we are not free. I ask. I challenge all of us today. Will you put on tender mercies? Will you show kindness with humility, meekness and longsuffering? Will you bear one another’s burdens? Will you FORGIVE one another as Christ has forgiven us? Will you, above all, put on love? Love is the bond that will keep us and bring us to perfection. Forgiveness is not taught. Forgiveness is a choice. Forgiveness has everything to do with, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” Amen. Live in Forgiveness! Live in Freedom!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Throughout the history of human existences the imagination of man's heart has been evil, continually. Eve was deceived by the serpent. She imagined the fruit to be appealing to the eye resulting in a desire to lust after it, questioning what God had said. Adam was disobedient to God his creator; within his imagination he thought he could cover his sin and hide from God. Cain allowed his imagination against his brother Able, he compared his offering as not good enough, thus hate entered his heart and he killed his brother. Sin begins within our thoughts, our imaginations. Jesus said if one lust after a woman in his mind he has already committed adultery. If one hates his brother he is a murderer. We are instructed in God’s Eternal Word to cast down vain imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing “every thought” into the obedience of Christ. We deceive ourselves if we think we can have peace while we continue to entertain the imaginations of our hearts. This will only lead to more vanity within our imaginations feeding the appetite of sin, and when sin is conceived it brings forth death. God who searches out hearts and understands the imaginations of our thoughts has made a promise to us, that if we seek Him, He will be found. When we seek Him with all our hearts. Amen! Let’s seek Him with a perfect heart and a willing mind! Let’s Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth! Let’s turn from our idols to serve the Living God! Isaiah 55:7-12 “Let the wicked forsake his way; and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him: and to our God for He will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you with singing, and all the tress of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”…Glory! Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thought shall be established… Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: Jeremiah 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 1 Chronicles 29:18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee. There is an appetite for sin that dwells within our flesh and an emptiness within our soul that longs for wholeness. We confuse one with the other trying to fill the emptiness by satisfying the appetite for sin. Jesus said, “hunger and thirst for His righteousness and you will be filled; seek first His kingdom and all things will be given unto you.” My thirst for the Almighty Eternal God is greater than the pleasures of sin…Jesus is the substance I desire, the very essence of my being…Bonnie Kae Lentz October 16th. 2014 Hebrews 4:12...For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Seek out the Book of the Lord and read, for it is His Word that is forever settled in heaven! Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting...
Monday, December 9, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
I desire to live my life in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and Power. When I open my mouth Lord, fill me with Thy words of eternal life; with power and demonstration of Your eternal Spirit and reveal the deep things of God. I choose to live in the victory that overcomes this world, even my faith and desire for all to believe, Jesus the Christ is the Son of the Living God. We must not look to ourselves... We must stop looking to man... We must look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith... We must worship God in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeks us to worship Him... We must lift up our eyes, up over the hills; the hills of the flesh, and of this world, for our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth... We must look up and lift up our heads for our redemption is near... The Son of man is coming in power and in great glory, and you and I Must prepare ourselves to be received by Him! The Spirit and the Bride say, come. And let him that hears say, come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely! (Revelation 22:17) Question: What are you saying today? Jesus, the Son of man will return, why? Because He said He would! Do you have ears to hear? Are you thirsty? Are you willing? Let's join together with the Spirit and say, Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
What a glorious day to live in the presence of God, to sing His praise and worship at His footstool; where I see Him, and I behold Him in the light of the Lord Jesus Christ; Facedown. What an even more glorious day, when I shall see Him, and behold Him, Face to Face in all of His glory and power! My God delivered me, because He delights in me. I abide in Him, because I delight in Him and He gives me the desire of my heart, and many desire do I have. To be filled with the boldness of His Holy spirit and the knowledge of His Word. To worship Him in spirit and in truth. To know Him in the fellowship of His sufferings, and the power of His resurrection. To proclaim His truth to all generation and show forth His praise in all the earth. I will exalt the One who lives forever and drink from the Fountain of Life, and I shall live in His presence in the place He has prepared for me. It is a glorious day to be alive Christ, and witness His truth unveil before my very eyes, and one day...one day; I will see Him, I will behold Him, and I will worship Him forever; I will sing a new song, saying, "Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou was slain, and has redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, nation; and has made us unto our God kings, and priest: and we shall reign on the earth. I will sing with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessings. And I will join with every creature in heaven and earth and we shall sing together, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever!
Friday, September 27, 2013
The lie that started in the heavenly realm manifested in the Garden of Eden continues to deceive the hearts of mankind..."You shall be as gods" Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture....Question: Why does the Lord have to remind us “To know” that He is God and we are not? Could it be that the sinful nature has a tendency to exalt itself? And let’s not be ignorant of the devil’s devices who still to this day seeks to oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he, as if he was God sits upon the mount of the congregation within the temple of God…We need to take heed how we hear and what we hear. Beware of seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, for there are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness…May the God our Lord Jesus Christ give unto us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of our understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, not ours, but His and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, not in the world…amen, and that we may know the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe in His mighty power that He did in Christ, and set Him at His own 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 world, but also in that which is to come: He has put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church….People of God, we need to sow to ourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy’ break up the fallow ground of our lives: it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon us…it is time to Rise Up and Worship the One who lives forever! Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that lived, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death…Jesus
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Many People Attend Church, but Few Will Enter Into the Sanctuary... It's a "Thriller" morning on this Sabbath Day. As I walked into the House of the LORD I had not realized I entered into a “Gangster paradise.” in the midst of the lights and glamour I heard songs of praise upon the altar, “I Want to Rock and Roll All Night and Party Every day” on a “Crazy Train” where, “They Have friends in Low Places, Where the Whisky Drowns and Beer Chases their Blues Away”…and they think they’re ok? Leaders of flesh, filled with vain glory as they flatter the congregation who seem to sit with smiles on their faces clapping their hands as if they were at night club. The Pastor’s say, “we are seeker friendly” as the leaders proclaim they are “relevant” to today’s culture, and all the while they tread upon the courts of the Most High God. Like puppets on a string as if there were an invisible Puppet Master fulfilling his lust through them. They profane the Sanctuary of the Holy God with strange fire, Why? Because there are Strangers in the Sanctuary… In that you have brought into My Sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My Sanctuary, to pollute it, even My House, when you offer My bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken My Covenant because of all your abominations. Ezekiel 44:7 Question: What do you bring into the sanctuary? When you stand before God, to worship Him, do you stand with your heart uncircumcised, filled with the desires of flesh? Have you honored His covenant or is it broken down by the idols that still have a place within your heart? And Nadab and Abinhu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer and put fire therein, and put incense there on and offered ‘strange fire” before the LORD, which He commanded them not. Leviticus 10:1 Question: Do you offer stranger fire, approaching Him any way you choose? To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? Saith the LORD: I Am full of burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of the bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Isaiah 1:11-12 Question: What is your purpose when you enter into the House of the LORD? Wherefore the LORD said, “forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men. Isaiah 29: 13 Question: Is your heart turned to the Lord to worship Him in spirit and in truth? This people draw near unto me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men…and He called the multitude, and said unto them, “Hear and Understand” Matthew 15:8 Question: Is your worship taught from man's understanding making it relevant to the culture? Not everyone who says unto Me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, “LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in Thy name and I Thy name have cast out devils, and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And I will profess unto them, “I Never Knew You: Depart From Me, you that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23 Question: Do you stand before the Lord with holy fear, knowing He is the one who can kill your body and cast your soul into hell? As a believer, as a worshiper, as one who stands before the LORD in His House…comes great responsibility. Psalm 2:11 “Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling.” Psalm 9:20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah. Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him Psalm 96:9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Revelation 15:3-4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest. Question: Have you encountered the power of the presence of Him who lives forever? There is a season and a time for everything under heaven. I understand, wanting to reach the "un-churched" but when and where is that to take place? Is it in the House of the LORD? Yes, we are to preach the gospel...when we enter into the Sanctuary, what is required of us? What should we expect? Better yet, what does God expect of us? The Lord tells Moses’ Let everyone who is willing, come, make me a Sanctuary that I may dwell among them...Between the Cherubim’s, from above the Mercy Seat, there I will meet with them, there I will commune with them, and there I will speak to them. (Exodus 25) I believe the devil has set himself up upon the mount of the congregation and has either limited, removed and or defiled the true worship the Father seeks. He has from the beginning desired to steal the worship of God, and He to this day continues to fulfill his lust through the lack of our understanding of worship. May we as His people, repent, return, and repair the altar of our worship...He who inhabits eternity inhabits the praises of His people...God is a Spirit and those who worship Him, MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth. For the Father seeks us to worship Him. May we as God's People created for His glory show forth His praise, as we desire the worship of heaven on earth!