El Roi – The God Who Sees Me

El – Roi: The God Who Sees Me

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Today, we will glean from the life of a woman named Hagar.  From this story we will learn that no matter the circumstances, God will not leave us without hope. God will make something beautiful out of our lives when we put our trust in El Roi, the God who sees us.

In (Genesis Chapter 16) Hagar is introduced as Sarah’s Egyptian slave-girl. There are no details about the path that led to Hagar’s bondage in Egypt.  However, (Genesis 12:16) gives us a clue of how Abraham and Sarah acquired Hagar as a servant in their household.

In this story, Sarah solicited Hagar in her plan to conceive an heir for Abraham.   In the ancient world it was not uncommon for an infertile wife to arrange for a slave girl to sleep with her husband so that the family could have an heir.  Abraham and Sarah had many servants. Any slave-girls could have done the job well.  However, God’s divine providence was at work.  Hagar would give birth to a nation.

For a while, all was going well for Hagar.  Hagar had a prominent position as Sarah’s personal attendant.  However, once Hagar conceived, she was not content with her lot as a slave.  Hagar rebelled and conflict arose between Hagar and Sarah.  With Abram’s blessing, Sarah re-asserted her position of power over Hagar.

Hagar reached her breaking point.  She fled into the wilderness.  Discontent, discouraged, distressed, and despondent, Hagar wept bitterly near an unnamed well.  God saw Hagar and offered hope to her and her unborn child.   God heard Hagar’s cry.  There, beside the well, Hagar called on the name of God, “…El Roi:  You are the God who sees me… I have now seen the One who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13-14)

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As a woman of color, I can relate to Hagar’s experiences.  I have often been marginalized. When I have put my best foot forward, I have felt the sting of rejection by being relegated to stereotypical roles that fit others hurtful opinions of me.

Like Hagar, when my heart is overwhelmed, I run to  El RoiThe God who sees me.  I scream out to God in tears until He caresses my soul and takes away the sting.  I cry out to God until I can sing again, laugh again, and love again.  I remain in God’s presence until my perception of the situation changes and once again I see myself as El Roi sees me: Strong, confident, beautiful, and capable.  

Beloveds, if your present circumstance is full of pain and your future is full of uncertainty, I urge you run into the presence of El Roi (the God who sees you) and remain there until He makes you whole again.

Where Have You Come From?

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In (Genesis 16:8), God asked Hagar, “Where have you come from and where are you going?”  God’s question to Hagar had little to do about the logistics of her journey from Abraham’s household to this well in the wilderness.

There is always a story behind pain.  God was concerned about what troubled Hagar.  God is concerned about what troubles you.  God sees our tears and He wants us to bring our troubles to Him.

God gives beauty for ashes.  God transforms lives. In the midst of hopelessness and desperation, God saw Hagar. God sees you.  God sees me.  God promises to never leave nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and to work all things out for our good (Roman’s 8:28).

Where Are You Going?

Genesis 16:8b:

“I’m running away from my mistress, Sarai,” she replied.”

God knew that Hagar’s destiny was to be more than a lowly slave-girl.  Hagar would become the mother of the Arab people.  God gave Hagar instructions to return to Abraham and Sarah.  Running away from our problems is not the answer.   God wants to bring us through difficult circumstances.  God did not abandon Hagar into the fate of captivity. God profoundly valued Hagar and her child. God had a plan for their lives  (Gen. 16:9).

“Beloved, likewise God has a plan for your life.   It doesn’t matter what the doctors say, lawyer say, boss’ say, he say, she say, or they say, God will always have the final say.

We can submit ourselves to the will of God, knowing that God is in control.  God has our best interest at heart. God will always protect His investment in us.  As Hagar submitted herself to human authority, she ultimately submitted herself in the hands of ALMIGHTY GOD.”

Gen. 16:11–12:

“You shall name him Ishmael [meaning “God hears”], for the Lord has heard of your misery. He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” 

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There, in the wilderness, Hagar called upon the name of God.  God reshaped her identity and the perspective of her circumstance.  Hagar was longer just a slave, but an heir to God’s promise.

When Hagar’s hope was lost, God visited her and revealed her destiny. Hope is the confident expectation that what God promises will come to pass.

“Without hope we have no purpose.  Without purpose we have no hope.”

Every person has a destiny to fulfill.  Every life is significant.   God ordained the purpose for our lives before we were even born (Psalms 139:19).  Hagar’s purpose was to bring forth a powerful nation.  Every nation has a divine purpose to fulfill.  In (Gen. 16:11–12) God describes Ishmael’s role among the nations. Ishmael and his descendants would become a force to reckon with.  Ishmael would become the patriarch of the Arab people.

God blessed the birth of Ishmael and promised Hagar that her descendants would have a prosperous future.  God kept his promise to Hagar.  Today, the Arab nations are among the wealthiest nations in the world.

“God loves the Arab people.  God loves the nations. Ethnicity is God’s creativity. Increasingly, Yeshua Messiah, (better known as Isa in the Arab world) is revealing Himself in dreams and visions to the Arab people. The population of Arab Christians is growing throughout the world.  God desires to bring redemption to the entire world.”

For fourteen years the household of Sarah and Abraham offered peace and provisions for Hagar and Ishmael to thrive.  Abraham, circumcised Ishmael, ensuring that the boy bore the sign of Yahweh’s covenant.  Growing up under Abraham’s supervision, Ishmael knew Yahweh.  However, the birth of Isaac complicated matters for Hagar and Ishmael.

“This polygamous family drama finally reached its breaking point (Gen. 21:10).  Abraham expels Hagar and Ishmael from the household.  Thus the conflict that plagues the Middle-East begins….”  

Image result for rejection el roiCast-out into the wilderness, Hagar and Ishmael are abandoned.  This time there is no well; only dry sand.  The sun burns hot, and the water runs out.  Hagar leaves her son by a bush. Hagar couldn’t bear to watch Ishmael die, so she walked a short distance away to mourn. But once again, God sees Hagar and comforts her. 

Gen. 21:17–18:

“Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying… Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” 

God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well of water.  Both mother and child survived.  In an act of splendid redemption, God reiterated His promise to bless Hagar’s descendants.

Genesis 17:20:

“As for Ishmael, I have heard you. See, I have blessed him and I will make him fruitful, and I will multiply him very very much. He will father twelve princes and I will make him a great nation.”

In the midst of profound despair, when all hope was lost, God saw Hagar and kept His promise.  God loved Hagar and Ishmael.  To man, Hagar was insignificant – a slave.  To God, Hagar would fulfill a unique purpose as the QUEEN MOTHER of the Arab world.

Acts: 10:34-35:

Then Peter opened his mouth and said, “I truly understand that God is not one to show favoritism, but in every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him.”

God Sees You

The revelation in this story is not merely that God sees.  The revelation is, God wants you to see that He sees you.  Ultimately, Hagar’s story is more than the story of a slave and her son. This is a story of the divine providence of God.  Not only does God see us – God guides us into our destiny. God guides us like a shepherd guides His flock (Jeremiah 29:11) and (Isaiah 40:11).

Beloveds God sees you.  God calls you by name.  God walks the winding path of recovery with you.  Your struggles are not in vain.  God never ends a story without bringing back His glory.  The same God who saw Hagar in her distress also sees you.

Today, there remains a bitter-root between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael (Muslims and Jews).  This is a bitter root that only God can heal.  The conflict between the two brothers have resulted in violent hatred that has lasted for centuries.

“Perhaps in God’s divine plan, He will use this scenario to bring about divine redemption to the descendants of Ishmael, Isaac, and to the world.  One day Ishmael and Isaac will love one another as brothers.”

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In this fallen world, many fall prey to offense, and rather than following after peace, we ruminate over offenses.  Bitterness begins as a seed, takes root over time, and eventually springs forth into full-blown defilement that affects every aspect of our lives, families, and communities.

Turning Bitter Waters Sweet

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I am so blessed to have many Arab subscribers.  Thank you for reading my blog. I love you. God loves you. You are valuable to God.  God sees you.  God sees your pain.  Turning your hurts over to God does not dismiss the hurt. Turning your hurts over to God frees you from the responsibility of bearing the pain.  Vengeance belongs to God (Romans 12:19). We miss God when we seek revenge. God will make up the difference in our lives.

We can not be the judge, the jury, and the executioner.  We must leave things to God.  The Bible tells us that we do not have a right to harbor our pain.  We don’t have a right to walk in unforgiveness (Matthew 18:21-22).  If we remain in God’s presence, He will bring us to a place of lasting peace (Isaiah 53:5).   

May God bless you as He blessed Hagar.  May the eyes of God always be upon you.  

By God’s grace we can live a life without bitterness.   We cannot change the way others behave.   But we can change the way we respond.  Here are some helpful tips in how to root-out bitterness in our lives…”

Walk In Gods Grace

Hebrews 12:15:
“See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” 

Choose to Forgive 

Colossians 3:13:

“Bearing with one another and forgiving each other, if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord pardoned you, so also you must pardon others.”

Respond In With Love

1 Peter 4:8:

 Above all, keep your love for one another constant, for “love covers a multitude of sins.”

Do NOT React

James 1:20:

“…For human anger doesn’t produce the righteousness of God.”

Documentary – Better Friends Than Mountains (Part 1 and Part 2)

 

Worship Experience:

Dealing With Bitter Roots – Helpful Resources

Dealing With Bitter Roots

Surrendering Your Anger to God

Letting Go

Confessions of a Life-Worn Woman

Redeeming Your Pain

Release from Resentment

Overcoming the Grumbles

Learning to Forgive

Church Wounds

When it Hurts to Go to Church

Letting Go of Regrets

Wrestling with a Broken Heart

Confessions of a Quarrelsome Woman

Bitter No More

Rooting out Bitterness

The Freedom of Forgiveness

The National Day of Prayer

Counting The Days To Pentecost

Counting The Days To Pentecost

What Is Pentecost?

We are embracing a significant time of year.  The next Jewish holiday is Shavuot (pronounced Sha-Va-Ot).   Shavuot is 50-days from the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Yom HaBikkurim). The Christian community refers to Shavuot as Pentecost.   According to tradition Shavuot also marks the day that God gave Israel the law at Mount Sinai.

In Acts 2:4, the promise of the Holy Spirit occurred on Shavuot, fulfilling Jeremiah’s prophecy that one day God’s law would be written on our hearts.

Jeremiah 31:33:

“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

Why Do We Count The Days To Pentecost?

From the second night of Passover until the day before Pentecost, the Jewish people engage in a unique mitzvah called Sefirat HaOmer (counting of the omer). The Torah commands us that during this time each year we count seven complete weeks, for a total of 50 days. At the end of the seven-week period, we celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost), which means “weeks.”

Why do we count these days? We learn several reasons. The foremost is that the count demonstrates our thrill for the impending occasion of receiving God’s Word and the Holy Spirit celebrated on Pentecost.   Just as a child often counts the days until the end of school or an upcoming family vacation, we count the days to show our excitement at again receiving the God’s Word and the Holy Spirit in a renewed sense every year.

A Time of Refreshing

We also learn that this period is meant to spiritually prepare and refine us. The commandments of the Torah are not meant merely as our history, but instead represent ongoing life lessons for every Believer. We view the Word of God and the Holy Spirit as freshly received every day of our lives, and approach it with appropriate vigor.

So too must we digest the lesson of the counting of the days to Pentecost. It is specifically during this time that we strive to grow and mature in our spiritual state. The Torah does not allow us to become satisfied with our current level of spirituality. Instead, it tells us to set high goals for ourselves, and then methodically strive to reach that goal.

The growth that occurs during this time is akin to a marathon. We pace ourselves and seek to improve day by day until we reach the day that we again receive a refreshing of the Holy Spirit. In this process, we look deep within ourselves and work on all of our negative attributes. If we are challenged in the realm of acts of kindness, we go out of our way to do more charitable works.

As we count the weeks to Shavuot, let us seek the Lord in becoming the best expression of who God created us to be.  May this Shavuot bring an outpouring of new wine and new wine skins.  Amen.

Acts 3:19:

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Worship Experience:

The Passover & The Resurrection

The Passover & The Resurrection

In this weeks scripture reading, Moses instructed the elders of Israel to prepare the Passover lamb.

Exodus 12:21:

“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select lambs for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb.”

In Exodus Chapter 12, God rescued the children of Israel from centuries of Egyptian bondage.  God would send one final plague (the death of the first born) to scourge the land of Egypt.  However, God prepared a way so that the first-born of children of Israel would be saved from death.   A lamb must be sacrificed! The lamb was to be perfect, without spot or blemish.  There was no other way to escape death.

The first Passover sacrifice foreshadowed Messiah Yeshua’s sacrifice for all humanity.   Yeshua came to earth for one reason. He came to sacrifice His life to save ours.  There was no other way.  Yeshua is our Passover Lamb.  He was perfect and without sin.  Through Yeshua’s sacrifice, we are delivered from the power of sin.

Luke 22:15-16:

“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the Kingdom of God.”

In this season, as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the Passover and our Lord’s Resurrection, we cannot fully understand Messiah’s Resurrection until we understand the Passover.

The picture above famously depicts what many call the “Last Supper.”  Yeshua and His disciples were in Jerusalem at Passover.  Yeshua shared His last Passover meal with His disciples, remembering the deliverance that Father God gave the children of Israel when He brought them out of Egypt.

This was significant for our Messiah, because within a few hours, He would also bring deliverance to the entire world – as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).

At Passover, the Father-heart of God was displayed when He rescued His children out of Egypt from final judgment.  It was the blood of a lamb that marked the door posts that caused God to pass over those whose homes were marked by the lamb’s blood.

In the same way, Father God so loved the world, that He sent His Son, to voluntarily become the sacrifice, the Passover lamb for all humanity (John 3:16).

We cannot separate Messiah’s Resurrection from the power that God demonstrated in delivering His people at Passover. The foundation of our faith stands on two things: (1) Yeshua Messiah is the son of God; and (2) The POWER of His Resurrection, without which, there is no hope for us.

Today is the day of deliverance!  The Passover and the Resurrection are forever intertwined.  Today is the day of salvation!  Let us press in to know the power of Yeshua’s resurrection during this Passover season.

Philippians 3:10:

“My aim is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the sharing of His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death.”

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Passover & Resurrection Scripture Readings:

Exodus 12:21-51Numbers 28:16-25

Joshua 3:5-7Joshua 5:2 – 6:1; Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12

Matthew 26-28Mark 14-16Luke 22-24John 1:29-31

 

Spiritual Housekeeping

Spiritual Housekeeping

I enjoy reading the stories of the wandering of the children of Israel through the wilderness.   Their struggles are common to all of us. The children of Israel endured many trials along the way to the Promised Land.   Numbers 4:21, explains that the children of Israel’s journey through the wilderness was filled with many painful circumstances and traumatic events that left the soul of the people discouraged.

Numbers 4:21:

“And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.”

In fact, Israel became so embittered and disillusioned in their journey that they began to complain against God and against Moses.  The people even complained about the supernatural provision {the manna} that God sent to their front door.  Numbers Chapter 21, declares that the complaint of the people became so bitter that the Lord sent serpents to punish them.

Beloveds, has your difficult life journey marred your soul with discouragement and weariness?  If so, you are not alone.  We are all tempted to become discouraged, weary, and impatient when we are faced with times of famine, drought, set-backs, illnesses, and attacks from the enemy. 

In this week’s scripture reading the children of Israel were ordered to inspect their homes to see if there were signs of contamination that would spread as a disease in the household.  Beloveds, we are going to do some spiritual housekeeping today! 

Today, let us take an introspective look at our spiritual house {our souls} so that we can be free from contamination, i.e. discouragement, oppression, depression, disillusionment, impatience, rejection, bitterness, and weariness. This contamination keeps us from being the healthy individuals that God desires us to be. 

Yeshua said in Mark 3:27, if anyone wants to enter a strongman’s house he must first bind the strongman.  Yeshua, has come to bind the strongman so that we can experience freedom in our souls!  Just as Moses, lifted up the bronze serpent in Numbers 21:9, so that Israel would find relief, likewise Yeshua was lifted up so that all who look to Him can find relief. 

Dwelling Among The Tombs

In Luke 8:26-38, there was a man who lived among the tombs.  The Bible is silent about this man’s history.  However, we can surmise that something occurred in this man’s life journey that left him wounded, oppressed, possessed, and dwelling among the tombs. 

Like this man, some of us have experienced horrible situations that left us wounded.  We are dwelling among the “tombs” of past hurts, pains, broken hearts, disillusionment, disappointments, tragedies, and failures. 

However, we can choose to use what happened in our live for the glory of the Lord.  We do not have to become bitter.  It’s a choice.  We can choose to rejoice in all things.  We have a choice to bear fruit in all things.    We can choose to wait until our change comes (Job 14:14b).

The Bible declares that Yeshua not only set the man at the tombs free, He restored this man’s IDENTITY and his PURPOSE.  The Bible declares that Yeshua commissioned this man to preach the gospel.  Beloveds, when you have been set-free, you can’t resist proclaiming God’s goodness. 

Luke 8:38-39:

“….Yeshua sent him away, saying,“Return to your home, and describe all that God has done for you. So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town all that Yeshua had done for him.”

Seasons of Redemption

Beloveds, we are entering a very POWERFUL season of redemption.  As we celebrate Passover and Yeshua’s Resurrection, let us be reminded that the POWER of Yeshua’s resurrection is at work in our lives today. 

Beloveds, if you have been battered by life’s hard journey I encourage you to soak in God’s presence during this season of Pesach.   In my spiritual walk, I have learned to not allow my soul to become discouraged in hard times.   In the name of Yeshua, I command my soul to be encouraged at all times.  Beloveds the strength we need for life’s hard journey does not come from within ourselves, but from God!    

When we have been wounded we need God’s intensive care.  Many of you know my testimony.  I am going to tell you my secret for thriving in the midst of life’s hard journey.  Following Yeshua’s example, I take regular intervals of consecration.  Every January, I begin the secular New Year with a season of consecration where I strategically pray into the New Year. 

In the spring, from Purim to Passover, I enter another season of prayer and consecration where I focus on restoration and redemption

From Passover to Shavuot (Pentecost), I’m in the presence of the Lord asking for new wine and new wine skins

From Shavuot to Yom Teruah, I enjoy the splendor of summer. 

From Yom Teruah to Sukkot I bask in an open heaven

Beloveds, I encourage you to spend time soaking in the presence of God during this season of Passover and Resurrection.  May God’s people everywhere experience healing and redemption from the pain of life’s hard journey so that we need not or no longer dwell among the tombs.   In Yeshua’s name – Amen. 

Psalms 107:2

Let the redeemed of Adonai say so—whom He redeemed from the hand of the foe.”

“I have been redeemed…..”

Healing Your Soul With Katie Souza – Episodes 1-50

She Bears Seed

She Bears Seed

Women of God, do you feel like you are about to GIVE BIRTH to something GREAT!  All you need is someone to believe in you.  Is there a promise inside of you just waiting for fruition?  Ladies, all you need is someone to get behind you and say PUSH! 

What does it mean to live our BEST LIFE?  To live your BEST LIFE is to walk in your God given PURPOSE.  God created each of us uniquely.  God placed within us a GIFT to serve humanity.  How you express that GIFT is your CALLING.  For some it is to TEACH.  For some it is to HEAL.  For some it is to show HOSPITALITY.  For some it is to show MERCY.  For some it is to administer JUSTICE.  For some it is to MOTIVATE.  For some it is to ADMINISTRATE.

PUSH:   Ladies, if you have a GIFT locked inside of you, get ready to BIRTH IT!  Don’t downgrade your dreams just to fit your reality.  UPGRADE your conviction to match your DESTINY!   Create your own opportunities!  Walk in your PURPOSE with CONFIDENCE as the REVOLUTIONARY woman that God has created you to be. 

The purpose of today’s teaching is to help you DEFINE your CALLING and your SPHERE of INFLUENCE.  Yeshua tells us in Matthew 10:14 that our sphere of influence may not be the people we think.  We must be open to the fact that God has destined us to reach the people that He wants us to reach. 

The biggest lesson I have learned in ministry is to accept my sphere of influence.  The worst feeling I have ever had is to have INSPIRATION and CREATIVITY locked on the inside of me and not be able to express it. 

So, I DISCOVERED WAYS to express my gift of INSPIRATION.  I host several bible studies. I volunteer with the homeless.  I mentor youth.   I motivate others to be the BEST EXPRESSION of themselves in God. 

I also blog and publish devotionals that have a GLOBAL IMPACT in spreading the gospel of Yeshua Messiah.  These devotionals reach people in Australia, the UK, Russia, Pakistan, China, Malaysia, Zimbabwe… all over the world. 

“Beloveds, CREATE OPPORTUNITIES to inspire others to walk in DEEP DEVOTION towards God!  That is your MINISTRY.  That’s your CALLING.  That’s your PURPOSE.” 

Beloveds, transformation matters!  As we move from one phase in our lives to the next, we should first draw close to God. God invites each one of us to spend time alone with Him in order to PURIFY our hearts, DEEPEN our relationship with Him, and to DISCOVER our PURPOSE. 

Beloveds, a woman who is with child has to GIVE BIRTH at some point.  Likewise, beloveds, we cannot remain full of potential forever!   At some point we have to BIRTH that PROMISE, RELEASE OUR POTENTIAL, and WALK IN OUR PURPOSE. 

PUSH: Today, I am your midwife to help you BIRTH your POTENTIAL! 

PUSH:  Go on with your FABULOUS self!  Start your business!  Make that career move!  Walk in your ministry!  Express your GIFT!  PUBLISH that book!  Live your BEST life!  Playing small doesn’t serve the kingdom of God.     

PUSH:  Go on with your BEAUTIFUL self…   Your TALENTED self….  Your INTELLIGENT self…  Give BIRTH to what God has put on the inside of you.   You don’t know the global impact that you will have in reaching the world for Yeshua by just walking in your PURPOSE.   Women of God, it is time to BIRTH your DESTINY! 

Psalms 139:16:

“Your eyes saw me when I was unformed, and in Your book were written the days that were formed—when not one of them had come to be.”

Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the plans that I have in mind for you,” declares Adonai, “plans for shalom and not calamity—to give you a future and a hope.”

“May Abba fulfill all the dreams that He dreamed when He created you!”

Worship Experience:

Martha Munizzi – I know The Plana

The Tragedy of Ahithophel: A Saga of Betrayal, Bitterness, & Revenge

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I love reading the stories of the Old Testament.  I can relate to the stories, because the people are flawed… much like we are.  They find themselves in impossible situations… much like we do.  The stories of the Old-Testament are better than any box-office thriller.  One of my favorite people in the bible is King David.  I glean so much wisdom from his victories and his failures. 

THE DEEP ROOTS OF BITTERNESS

Mathew 5:21-25a:

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.  Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you; leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.  Settle matters quickly with your adversary….” 

Today, let’s take a look at one of the saddest stories in the Bible. The story is about a man named Ahithophel.  Throughout history Ahithophel has been compared to Judas Iscariot and has been labeled “the man who betrayed King David” … but there is so much more to his story.  Ahithophel was really a good man… a man who was betrayed by a friend…. a man who became bitter… and that bitterness led him to a tragic end.

From our expose’ on the tragedy of Ahithophel, we will see that bitterness left unchecked often will produce a murderous spirit.  We are no different when we look for opportunities to gossip, slander, and make back-handed compliments about those who we are angry with.  Jesus tells us that we are in danger when we reach this place.

WE HAD THINGS IN COMMON

2 Samuel 16:23:

“And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” 

I Chronicles 27:33:

“And Ahithophel was the king’s counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king’s companion.”

1 Chronicles 27:33 tells us Ahithophel’s rank in David’s court.  Ahithophel was one of David’s most cherished and trusted advisers.  It seems difficult to understand how this highly beloved and esteemed friend could become a traitor.  Let’s keep reading, the answer is in the scriptures. 

Our first clue:

2 Samuel 11:2-3:

“And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.  And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.”

Now we know that Bathsheba is the daughter of Eliam.  Now, let’s find out who was Eliam.  Our final clue is found in the list of David’s Mighty Men in 2 Samuel 23:34(b), “…Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite.”  

Eliam is one of King David’s Mighty-Men.  These men were radically loyal to King David.  These men loved King David. They would give their life for King David.  They were David’s skilled assassins.     Now, we see a clear picture, Bathsheba was Eliam’s daughter and Ahithophel’s grand-daughter. 

BETRAYED

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This is where the tragedy begins.  You know the story.  David defiles Bathsheba; the daughter of Eliam, who had risked his life in the service of the King; the grand-daughter of Ahithophel, the one in whom he had taken sweet counsel.

The etymological root of Bathsheba’s name Bathshua “daughter of my prosperity” gives us a clue of how much this beautiful young woman was adored by her fathers.  I am sure that careful attention had been given to the planning of her future.  Her marriage to the young military officer, Uriah, no doubt arranged by her father, would have provided Bathsheba with a secure and honorable life.  Ahithophel’s grand-daughter had been defiled and disgraced by his best friend, King David.

Had this been any other adulterous couple, both would have been stoned to death. Instead, careful planning went into covering up their sin. Including, David having Uriah killed.

So, we now understand Ahithophel’s fury towards David. David crossed the line. From this tragedy we learn that in friendships it is good to have “defined boundaries” so that we walk carefully with one another in the utmost respect, love, and wisdom.

I have seen men tolerate a lot of differences, but when a man’s family is threatened, it is a man’s instinctive behavior to protect and defend his family. Ahithophel knew the king very well. Ahithophel knew that King David’s initial intentions towards Bathsheba were not honorable and were motivated by passion and lust. 

Isn’t it ironic, that the enemy often uses the people closest to us to break our hearts?  The person you let your guard down for…  The person you trusted with your secrets….  The person you laughed with… the person you cried with… your prayer partner… your confidant… your friend.

At times, no amount of vetting could prepare us for the sting of betrayal.  The crippling pain that comes from betrayal is indescribable.  How to get over is no easy task.  My prescription has always been to scream out to God in tears and stay in His presence until He takes away the sting, mends my broken heart, dries my tears, caresses my soul, and restores my joy. 

Psalms 55:12-14:

“For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him.  But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance.  We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in the throng.” 

Unfortunately, people do not come with warning labels.  We cannot control the actions of others.  We will suffer some hurt in this life. Yet, I am a witness, that God does take away the sting… and you will find your way to sing again, to laugh, and to love again. 

HOLDING A GRUDGE

“Betrayed by his friend the king… Ahithophel saddled his donkey and returned to his home in Giloh….”

2 Samuel 13:12:

“Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. The conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.”

We hear from Ahithophel again about ten years later, shortly before Absalom’s rebellion.   For ten years, Ahithophel nursed his offenses, stoked the fire of his pain, and fanned the flames of the injustice done to him.  The hurt became hate and grew into a big, hairy, gnarling monster of a grudge with teeth.

It is a myth that times heal all wounds.  Time just causes wounds to fester.  The sting of betrayal is like serpents bite leaving a deadly venom that if left uncheck could eventually destroy you – as it did Ahithophel. 

We all have our stories…  Hurt is real.  Pain is real.  Jesus does not dismiss the wrong done to us.  However, we miss God when we demand justice…. “Well, you say someone has to pay”… Jesus already paid.  Jesus covers the offense, the offender, and the offended with His precious BLOOD – and if we stay in His presence He will bring us to a place of lasting peace. 

For ten years, Ahithophel, sat in his house, and waited for the opportune time to strike at David.  Yet, little did Ahithophel know that during those ten years, David was dealing with the consequences of sin.  We cannot be the victim, the judge, the jury, and the executioner.  GOD IS IN CONTROL – and He handles these hard situations for better than we can. 

A TRAGIC END

“Be very careful when your enemies and your friends… become friends…. You just may become the casualty that they both have in common.” 

You know the rest of the story…

2 Samuel 17:14:

“…For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring disaster upon Absalom.”

Absalom and Ahithophel plotted against King David, to take the scepter of Israel… and end King David’s life.  The Bible indicates that God had to intervene in Ahithophel’s counsel, or David would have been killed.

“The purposes of God are always far greater than the men whom He uses to bring about His purpose.  “

King David was not a perfect man.  But he was the man God had chosen to lead Israel.  The house of David would also be the house in which the Messiah would come.  God would defend His interest in Israel and in David no matter what. 

Seeing that Absalom’s fate was doomed….  Ahithophel knew that he was a dead man walking…. it was just a matter of time that King David would return to Jerusalem and to the throne.  So Ahithophel, this powerful man, who once upon a time, walked closely with God, and with the king, returned to his home, put his affairs in order, and took his own life.  

2 Samuel 17:14:

“When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself.” 

Nothing good ever comes out of bitterness….

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More Prayer Points:

“Father I release {person’s name} from the offense they have caused me.  Jesus, I bring us both to the foot of the cross where your Blood covers their sins and my sins.  I forgive {person’s name}. 

Father, please help {person’s name} to forgive me.  Please help me to forgive
{person’s name}.

Father, please remove every form of bitterness from our hearts.

Father, please take away the sting and erase the memory from the offense from the recesses our souls 

Lord, fill us with Your joy, Your love, and Your peace until we can love one another like You love us. 

In Jesus name – AMEN.”

Worship Experience:

The Sacrafice of Praise

Greetings Beloveds,

In Leviticus Chapter 9, Moses and Aaron gather specific offerings to bring before the Lord. The entire community of Israel came forward and stood before the Lord as Moses requested.

Leviticus 9:6:

Moses said, “This is what Adonai commanded that you shall do, so that the glory of Adonai may appear to you.”

Moses and Aaron blessed the people and offered a sacrifice. Then, FIRE fell from heaven and consumed the sacrifice! God revealed His glory to all the people, they shouted for joy, and fell on their faces before the Lord!

It would have been nice if we could just end the story there. However, the rest of this Torah portion serves as a warning, that humanity often has the tendency to take matters into our own hands instead of following God’s instructions.

In last week’s message (Fire on the Altar: Burning With Passion for God) God gave the Kohanim [Priests] specific instructions on how to oversee the altar and burnt-offerings. God also gave the Kohanim specific instructions on how to keep the perpetual flame burning continuously. However, this week, God warns the Kohanim of offering “strange fire.”

Leviticus 10:1-2:

Now Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu each took his own censer, put fire in it, laid incense over it, and offered unauthorized fire before Adonai—which He had not commanded them. So fire came out from the presence of Adonai and consumed them. So they died before Adonai.”

The Sacrifice of Praise

Beloveds, I can tell you a lot about fire. I have been a Spirit-filled believer for nearly 30-years. I received Yeshua in a fiery Pentecostal church where God gave me a strong foundation. When it comes to fire, passion, and zeal, I am as fiery as they come.

Over the years, I have seen the PRESENCE of God move in ways that left worshipers wrecked under the POWER of God. Likewise, I have also seen spiritual leaders disrupt God’s move and bring disorder, chaos, and even destruction because they offered strange fire instead of pure worship.

In our scripture reading, God revealed His GLORY to the entire community! The FIRE of God fell from heaven and consumed the sacrifice! The people REJOICED and they all fell on their faces before the Lord!

Now, I have experienced some fiery revival services, but I doubt if any of us can say that we have ever experienced God’s presence in a manner that is described in Leviticus Chapter 9.

In our scripture reading, God’s intentions to visit His people were very straight forward. Even God’s instructions to Aaron and the Kohanim were very simple. Basically, God said, to the Kohanim, if you bring the sacrifice, I will bring the FIRE to consume the sacrifice!

I wonder what Nadab and Abihu were thinking when they chose to bring their own incense and their own fire to attempt to consume the sacrifice themselves. BIG MISTAKE!

Beloveds, we also make this mistake when we forsake God’s instructions and follow strange practices with an attempt to engage spiritually outside of God’s limits.

Nadab and Abihu perished because they didn’t adhere to the Lord’s precepts in bringing the proper sacrifice before the presence of our holy God.

Likewise, today Yeshua, is the ultimate sacrifice. Yeshua is the Lamb of God who redeems us from sin and eternal destruction. Yeshua is the ONLY WAY to salvation. Today, there are many like Nadab and Abihu who attempt to find their own spiritual path outside of God’s protection. The Bible clearly tells us that this line of thought only leads to destruction.

Hebrews 4:12:

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved!”

In this week’s scripture reading, God delighted in revealing His GLORY to His people. Likewise, today, God delights in revealing His GLORY to us.

Beloveds, the instructions for entering God’s presence is simple; embrace Yeshua our ultimate sacrifice!

Hebrews 13:15:

Through Yeshua then, let us continually offer up to God a SACRIFICE OF PRAISE —the fruit of lips giving thanks to His name.”

Worship Experience:

The Atomic Power of Prayer: Rules of Engagement

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Praying Your Way To Breakthrough

There is a spiritual battle going on and God has given us Rules of Engagement through His Word to help us walk in God’s power and authority.

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Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Possessing The Gates of Victory

Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Possessing The Gates of Victory

The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown tonight (3/20/2019). Purim is the celebration of the victory the Jewish people experienced from the plot of Haman to annihilate the Jews while in captivity in the Medo-Persian Empire found in the book of Esther.  In this biblical account, God demonstrated His unique and sovereign protection and preservation of His chosen people – through whom it had been prophesied that our Savior would come.

Why is Purim Important to Believers?

The Bible tells us that the stories and events recorded therein serve as examples to us of how we should live at the end of time.

1 Corinthians 10:11:

“Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.”

The story of Purim is filled with lessons about God’s sovereign providence, as well as principles of ultimate justice and vindication against our enemies.  God will never leave us in the hands of our enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of those that defy those who put their trust in Him. 

In this season of redemption and breakthrough, may every assignment of the enemy that has fought against your peace, fought against your breakthrough, and fought against your purpose FALL after the order of HAMAN!

I declare over you this day that you shall have PEACE. You shall have JOY. You shall walk upon God’s HIGH PLACES!

If you have been contending for a breakthrough in any area in your life, there is an open heaven during this season of redemption. 

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Advanced Spiritual Warfare: Defeating The Kundalini Spirit

The Kundalini Warning

What is Kundalini? The Kundalini or serpent spirit (in Greek, puthon or python;  see Acts 16:16) is a demon that attempts to crush the human spirit and inhabit a human body. The Kundalini and the Python spirit are one in the same.  Knowingly or unknowingly, many who practice yoga, occult practices like: witchcraft, fortune telling, new age, acupuncture, and other eastern philosophies, and medical practices will awaken the Kundalini spirit in order to gain a greater (false) sense of well being, peace, awareness, and spiritual knowledge. Yahweh is opposed to these practices.

We are spiritual beings, we either belong to God’s Kingdom or the kingdom of darkness (Satan’s kingdom). When we expose ourselves to darkness, we are connecting/yoking with the kingdom of darkness.  Those who practice or have practiced yoga and eastern meditations and healing practices have knowingly or unknowingly awaken the Kundalini / python spirit, i.e. witchcraft.

How Does The Kundalini / Python Spirit Manifest?

The Kundalini / python spirit attacks the prophetic, the apostolic, and the authentic move of God.  Let’s take a look at the following scripture reference:

Acts 16:16-17:

“Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, ‘These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.’ And this she did for many days”

Notice, how the python spirit in the girl who followed Paul and Silas harassed them.  The python spirit will counterfeit the Holy Spirit and will often attack “the authentic” move of God.  If you are a prophetic person, you have likely experienced a python attack. The python attack is meant to discredit you, to raise questions concerning your authenticity and your devotion to God

Beloveds, when you experience this kind of attack, do not panic or retaliate, this is what the python spirit expects of you.  This attack is meant for you to misrepresent God by operating in the soulish realm (the emotions).    BE STILL!! Get into the word of God.  Get into the presence of God in praise and worship. 

The python attack is meant to silence you, confuse you, and slander you, so that the work of God would have no effect in your life.  You have to be methodological in your strategy to overcome the python spirit.   Today, we are going to look at how to identify, resist, and overcome this spirit.   

What is the Python Spirit After?

Just as the serpent (Satan) attempted to usurp God’s authority in the garden with the enticement of knowing good and evil, likewise the serpent spirit today attempts to usurp God’s authority, twist God’s truth, and perpetuate the counterfeit through demonic powers and ungodly intelligence. God warned Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and we should take heed likewise.

The python spirit knows it has no authority in the life, marriage, family, home, business, church, and city that prays, so it works to distract people from praying and getting into God’s presence, so the purposes of God are not established in a person’s life.

The python desires to kill, steal, destroy (John 10:10). The python spirit will attempt to crush your spirit, devour your destiny, silence your prayer life, and silence the HIGH PRAISES OF GOD.

Apostle Paul was on his way to the house of prayer when the python spirit attacked. Python doesn’t want you in the place of prayer (in the presence of God) because when you are engaging in Spirit-led prayer you’re doing damage to the kingdom of darkness. The enemy knows that your authority in Yeshua is what sets you free from oppression—and sets others free around you.

Note: It is necessary to point out that the Kundalini / Python spirit is a counterfeit spirit. The Kundalini spirit mimics the Holy Spirit. In many cases, only discernment can expose the counterfeit. We will cover this shortly.

Apostle Paul had a strong relationship with Yeshua and a strong prayer life. Yet, he still had to overcome principalitiespowers, and rulers of the darkness of this age and spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12) which tried to hinder his walk with God. Likewise, we will have to confront these spiritual forces in Yeshua’s name.

In Acts Chapter 16, the python spirit had a stronghold in Philippi. When Apostle Paul headed for the house of prayer, this spirit launched its attack against him—a distraction followed by a full-blown attack that aimed to take him out of his purpose.

The python spirit attempts to distract you with attackstrials, and persecutions. Again, python’s ultimate goal is to put you in bondage and thwart your purpose. You may be going through the motions but your spirit feels crushed because of ongoing spiritual python attacks.

Loosed From Python’s Grip

When you rise up in your God-given authority against python, the battle often intensifies. In (Acts 16:16-17), Apostle Paul through the power of Yeshua cast the demon out of the girl, which meant her masters could no longer profit from her false prophecies and fortune-telling.

Acts 16:19:

“They seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.”

From there, Paul and Silas, were falsely accused, had their clothes torn off, were beaten with rods, and thrown into prison. Paul and Silas were in physical pain. They had been publicly humiliated. They were slandered and maligned. They were in the grip of the python spirit. Does this sound familiar? If so, perhaps you have experience python’s spiritual attack.

“Note: Whenever I experience an attack of this magnitude, I find it is best to move slowly. If you encountered a serpent in the natural, you would walk away very slowly – very carefully. Likewise, when I encounter the python spirit, I move very slowly, very strategically, and very carefully. If you are experiencing a python attack you must be very careful and prayerful in your decisions. Take a season off to just worship God. ”

Now, imprisoned, after a python attack, Paul and Silas had several options:

  • They could lick their wounds.
  • They could complain to one another about their situation.
  • They could meditate on the persecution and decide to abandon their purpose in exchange for being set free.

However, Paul and Silas didn’t do any of that. Thank God, they left us a model for how to break free from the python spirit!!

Acts 16:25-26:

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”

Prayer, Praise, & Worship

Your prayerpraise, and worship is what the python spirit is trying to silence. However, prayer, praise, and worship is the key to your freedom. The prayer-hating python spirit drew its attention to Paul and Silas and distracted them from their apostolic mission. The python spirit persecuted them sorely, and even put them in literal bondage. But Paul and Silas didn’t stay there. They prayed and praised their way through—and so can you.

Shake It off Into the Fire

Acts 28:3-5:

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.  So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.”  But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.”

So, how do you move on from a python attack?  Beloveds, believe me, I know that this is easier said than done.  But just as Apostle Paul shook the serpent off into the fire,  we are going to have to “Shake It Off Into The Fire” as well.  Beloveds, the purpose of the python’s attack is to derail you.  You must stay on course.  You must not become offended.  Remain focused. We have a work to do for the kingdom of God

Rooting The Python Spirit Out of Your Church And Your City

The prayers and praise of Paul and Silas set the captives free, but that spirit of python was still reigning over the city when they left for the next leg of their mission. The python spirit can reign in a life or a region where people are ignorant of the devil’s devices (see 2 Cor. 2:11).

We need revelation from the Holy Spirit about what is operating in our lives, in our churches, communities, and in the regions we live in order to ultimately root out the python spirit and set up a guard against its re-entry by our authority in Yeshua.

Note: Although many have come to understand python’s life-squeezing, crushing, breath-stealing tactics, we too often fail to engage Spirit-led prayer that would render this principality powerless.

The python spirit is a major influence in many churches and in many regions. Let’s take Florida for instance, with an influx of Caribbean cultures the entire state of Florida is a hodgepodge of various expressions of witchcraft. The python spirit is so spiritually active in this state that it has manifested with an overrun of natural pythons in the Everglades.

Freedom from python demands a deep level of intercession. It starts with repentance and works its way into travailing prayer by the leading of the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:26-27).

We need to pray to the righteous Lord who “has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked” (see Ps. 129:4). When the python spirit attacks, we need to repent for our sins—and the sins of our cities—churches… that have allowed python to become a stronghold.

We must ask God to surround us with songs of deliverance in His presence (Psalm 32). We must pray that Yeshua cut in pieces this coiling spirit, and to roast it by FIRE!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Beloveds, never get caught up in spiritual giftings. There are false prophets in the Church today that are awakening the “Third Eye.” They are able to give prophecies that are so accurate that the prophecies are called “Forensic Prophecies.” However, prophecies that are given by awakening the “Third Eye” is the Kundalini Spirit, NOT the Spirit of God.

A Counterfeit Spirit (Kundalini) In The Church (by Jonas Clark)

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“Beloveds – Let’s not assume that every spirit that operates in a church is the Holy Spirit. “

“Traveling has provided me an opportunity to experience many things while seeing the ministry of the Holy Spirit in lots of different circumstances. I’ve seen some things recently that look like the Holy Spirit but are not. There is a counterfeit Holy Spirit entering Christian churches. One of my first experiences was in a particular church service. The minister was preaching, praying, and prophesying. It looked like the Holy Spirit, and His nine gifts of the Holy Spirit was moving, but something was wrong.

There was a clash in my spirit, and I just couldn’t enter into the service. My spirit was not in agreement. I even felt like my spirit was warring against something unseen. It didn’t make sense to my head because everything looked right. As the service progressed I stayed in prayer then suddenly I saw it, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes, and I saw another spirit on this preacher. It was one of the highest occult spirits I have ever seen. It was a serpent looking reptile curled around this man’s spine and laying across his shoulders. It was difficult to see because it camouflaged itself becoming transparent at times.

Later I asked the intercessors with me if they had a witness to what we saw and heard. Like me, they confirmed that the preaching was good, but something was wrong. They just didn’t know what it was. I told them what the Lord showed me. This person is a popular Christian speaker, writer, and television guest in America. I was very grieved in my spirit after this experience. This man was not flowing in the Holy Ghost but another spirit. I believe the name of this counterfeit Holy Ghost is Kundalini. Kundalini is a New Age serpent spirit.”

Kundalini (Python) Symptom Can Include:

  • Kundalini symptoms: uncontrollable pain, Sensitivity to sound, light, smell, and proximity of other people,
  • Kundalini symptoms: Persistent anxiety or anxiety attacks, due to lack of understanding of what is going on.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Insomnia.
  • Kundalni symptoms: Energy loss, Impaired concentration and memory, a crushed spirit.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Experiences of possession and poltergeist phenomena.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Burning hot or ice-cold streams moving up the spine.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Titillation of the genital area, spine, or head.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Tension or stiffness of neck, and headaches. Constant choking
  • Kundalini symptoms: Feeling of over pressured within the head.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Vibrations, unease, or cramps in legs and other parts of the body.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Mystical/religious experiences, revelations, and/or cosmic glimpses.
  • Kundalini symptoms: Parapsychological abilities: Light phenomena in or outside the body.
  • Kundalini symptoms:  psychotic breakdown.
  • Kundalni  symptoms schizophrenic issues.
  • Kundalni symptoms: suicidal thoughts, urges to cut or self mutilate,  manic high spirits or deep depression, fear of death or insanity, mood swings, overwhelming waves of anxiety, anger, guilt.
  • Kundalini symptoms and Mental Side Effects: Temporary mental confusion and difficulty with work tasks. Ritualistic behaviors. Impulsive desires to uproot one’s life. Feeling a connection with entities or guides from other dimensions. Psychotic symptoms, i.e.,hearing sounds. Scattered thoughts, indecisiveness.
  • Kundalini symptoms and physical sickness: EMP, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, internal bleeding without cause, Pains in varying locations throughout the body which can be severe with no known reason for pain, Stomach disorders and other digestive tract problems. Symptoms of adrenal exhaustion.
  • Kundalini symptoms and visual problems: Temporary blindness. Diminished vision. Extreme sensitivity to light. Acute vision. Twitching between the brows.
  • Kundalini symptoms such as changes in eating patterns: Major appetite swings – may or may not have impact on weight.

Additional Resources

POWERFUL VIDEO MESSAGE – Overcoming Kundalini Powers and the Attack of the Python Spirit – Click Here – Jennifer LeClaire

The Kundalini spirit can affect your health, family, finances, destiny, and area of your life. These resources are essential if you have ever practiced yoga, eastern meditation, astrology, acupuncture, and other occult practice OR you live in a region where the Kundalini spirit is prevelant OR you attend a church were the Kundalini spirit is in operation.

Repentance Prayers: Break The Power of the Kundalini Spirit – CLICK HERE

Deliverance From Kundalini (Kanaan Ministries) – CLICK HERE

Click here to download a free chapter of Jennifer LeClaire’s book, Satan’s Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion, and Witchcraft.

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Resources For This Article:

  • Author Jennifer LeClaire – Charisma Magazine – September 24, 2014 and October 4, 2014
  • Jonas Clark (www.Jonasclark.com)

Fire on the Altar – Burning With Passion For God

Keep The Fire Burning

Greetings Beloveds,

The Book of Leviticus serves as a reminder that requirements are necessary.  We often need to be reminded of how good God is and how unfaithful we can become when left to our own devices.  The Levitical law serves a reminder that our actions can draw us closer to God. 

Today, let us take a look at God’s instructions concerning the burnt offering found in (Leviticus Chapter 6).

Leviticus 6:6:

“Fire is to be kept burning on the altar continually—it must not go out.” (TLV)

Adonai commanded that the fire on the altar must not go out. The fire on the altar was to burn continuously day and night. 

Before we talk about the importance of this perpetual flame, let’s take a look of the significance of the burnt offering.  (Exodus 29:38-44) explains that the burnt offering honored God’s holiness and invited His presence.  As a constant reminder of God’s presence, the priests were to keep the fire for the burnt offering kindled continuously.  It is interesting to note, that although the flame was preserved by the priests, it was God who sent the FIRE that consumed the sacrifice!

In (Exodus 19:6), God describes His children as a kingdom of priests.  As God’s servants it is important that we not only keep the fire of God burning on the altar of our own hearts, we should also inspire others to burn with passion for God.

Burning With Passion For God

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Yeshua warns us in (Mathew 24:12) that the love of many would grow cold.  People always ask me how I stay so exuberant for God.  My response is that like any relationship, our relationship with God involves work.   By nature, I am a very effervescent and gregarious person.  My excitement level can go from zero to one hundred in seconds.  It doesn’t take a lot to keep me inspired.  However, one of the ways that I keep the fire of God burning in my heart is to daily commune with God in praise, worship, and adoration.  

In (2 Samuel Chapter 6), the Bible tells us, that as the Ark of the Lord entered the City of David, King David praised God with all his might.  The Bible tells us that Michal (King David’s wife), looked out of a window, saw the king dancing before Adonai, and she despised him in her heart. 

As the Ark of the Lord entered the city, we are not sure what made King David praise God with all his might.  Perhaps King David remembered how God chose Him to be King over Israel when he was just a boy (1 Samuel Chapter 16).  Perhaps King David remembered how God was with him when he defeated Goliath (1 Samuel Chapter 17).  Perhaps King David remembered how God rescued him, the many times that his mentor King Saul tried to kill him (1 Samuel Chapters 19-24).  Nevertheless, if we went through what King David went through, we would praise God too. 

Beloveds, not everyone will understand your praise and there will be some that will even despise your breakthrough.  There will be times that when we attempt to put our best foot forward the enemy will come with his lies: “You are not good enough.  You are not qualified.  You are too short.  You are too tall.  You are too big. You are too thin.  You are the wrong gender.  You are the wrong color.  You look funny.  You don’t belong.”  The enemy has been whispering these lies to me all my life.  However, knowing who I am in God, my response to the enemy is:  SO WHAT!  BIG DEAL! TOUGH!  I AM A CHILD OF GOD!

1 Corinthians 1:27:

Yet God chose the foolish things of the world so He might put to shame the wise; and God chose the weak things of the world so He might put to shame the strong.”

Women of God, Adonai is worthy to be praised!  Has God ever rescued you?  Has God been good to you?  Has God picked up your broken pieces?  Has God given you beauty for ashes?  Has God made something beautiful out of your life?  Do not allow the enemy to silence your praise or extinguish the eternal flame that burns on the altar of your heart.   Boast of His goodness!  Burn with passion for Yeshua!  Yeshua knows you!  Yeshua sees you!  Yeshua loves you! 

Beloveds, I encourage you to be EVERYTHING God has created you to be!  When the enemy comes to condemn your praise, just respond like King David in (2 Samuel 6:21-22.)  “If you think I am praising God now, just wait see how I praise God, when God accomplishes what He is about to do.”

Jeremiah 9:22-23:

“Thus says Adonai: “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom nor the mighty boast in his might nor the rich glory in his riches. But let one who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me. For I am Adonai who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these things I delight.  It is a declaration of Adonai.”

Worship Experience:

Tasha Cobbs – Fill Me Up
Consuming Fire – Third Day