Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tonight's Bedtime Prayer

Father, Oh, blessed Jesus
Spirit reveal in me
A servant's heart
A humble nature
As found in Thee

Let me not fall
From your divine call
To place others before me

(Sung at the above link)

Sung by Daniel Amos

Clouds



This was one of my early attempts at making a video with a camera. And this was my first uploaded video to Youtube.

Adam Fielding who composed and created my sound track was not too pleased with this original rendition and suggested another one that he had made.

But this one fits so perfectly that it brought tears to my eyes the first time that I viewed my finished video combined with his talent.

So I kept his original sound track just as it was.

Apparently a lot of people are like me and love clouds. Ever since the start of the Geoengineering projects and such we really do not get to see natural clouds all that much these days.

The powers that be have learned how to turn storms on their sides so that they just pass by overhead with their power and beauty greatly diminished by man.

All we see is the chemical laced wisps and the now and then tell tail pulses of microwave created patterns in the clouds pushing up the canopy, making the clouds rise up higher above us as they pass overhead.

A woman journalist has boldly written a book that exposes the Geoengineering projects.

Check out some of the comments on my video. Adam Fielding created just the right tone and mood for my first video. And people liked it!

I started taking pictures in 2004. The site where I took my videos has since lost it's natural state and been made into a park by my city.

I was saddened when I first saw what the city had done to an area that I  and my dogs had walked freely in ever since the 1970's.

Now my dogs have to be leashed and there are more people there then ever before...oh well.

It used to be a great spot to get away by yourself and talk with the Lord. Not so much these days.

Dave

PS
Check out some of Adams Work Here

Friday, September 19, 2014

There's More To Take

"Do nothing, and nothing happens."

  In the conquest of Canaan, under the leadership of Joshua, we find a similarity between the attitude toward purity that was required of the Israelites then, and of those who seek to walk with God now.

This account in Joshua shows us that God does not allow a tolerant coexistence with corruption:
Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time.   

Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle. 

 For it was the Lord himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Joshua 11:18-20.

The nations were allowed to come against Joshua to make it possible for their entire corrupt way of living to be destroyed.

As you strive to walk in purity, you will continually face not cooperating with their ways.

Even if you make an effort to be open to them, they will become offended by your dedication.

  The second chapter of Joel tells us how the army of the Lord is raised up like a plague to devastate the impurities of God's people.

The army of the Lord do not break ranks nor thrust one another through, but they leave an impact upon their Christian brethren everywhere.

They are effective in reaching even those who have rejected the truths that God is bringing forth today.

The emphasis that is given to the Lordship of Jesus Christ by those who walk with God is a continual rebuke to those who drift from the course.

Because of this pressure, many Christians have become more oriented toward the divine order for the Church which is found in the Scriptures.

Believers who walk with God are an influence for righteousness even those who are hostile toward them.

  Religious systems are not scriptural.

They are not based on divine order; therefore, God will destroy these systems as He allows the people within them to come against those who are walking in divine order.

Believers who contend for the purity of the New Testament divine order today are in a position similar to that of the apostle Paul when he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta during his journey to Rome.

Paul was told by an angel that the ship would be destroyed, but no one aboard would be lost ( Acts 27:22-26 ).

In the coming storms of tribulation in this end-time, the structure of denominationalism  also will be destroyed.

All that will be left will be God's people floating to safety on bits of wreckage.

  As soon as Paul and his companions landed, the islanders built them a fire because of the rain and the cold.

When Paul gathered some sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper bit him; yet he suffered no harm.

Then all the sick of the island were brought to him and were healed ( Acts 28:1-9 ).

God is bringing the storm that will destroy the church structure of denominationalism, in order that pure divine order can be established.

Miracles and signs and wonders will bring release and deliverance.

This is what we must content for.

  God will allow persecutions and criticism to come against the divine order that He is establishing; however, the people within it must have the courage to face it and remain pure and clean and concerned only with doing what is right.

During times of growth and immaturity, God has winked at certain situations; but He will not do so now.

The pressures are greater now then at previous times.

Today you will be destroyed by the immaturity that God allowed  yesterday.

Open your heart to the growing demands of God for maturity and for righteousness in your walk with God.

Do not become legalistic and harsh in your judgments; nevertheless follow the course of discipline that God sets before you.

God desires to make you into a pure vessel.

Purge yourself from all defilement so that you may be a vessel of honor, sanctified, meet for the Master's use, prepared for every good work ( II Timothy 2:21 ).

God can pour any blessing through you if you are a sanctified vessel, prepared by God for His purpose.

  After Joshua had conquered Canaan, according to the commandment of the Lord to Moses, God reminded Joshua of the land that was to be divided and occupied.

Now Joshua was old and advanced in years when the Lord said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and very much of the land remains to be possessed."
Joshua 13:1.

The land that remains to be possessed always becomes the issue of the day.

It is easy to sit back and be satisfied with what you have done, even though there still remains much land to be possessed.

That is the time to draw close to the Lord, not only to walk with Him, but by the grace of God to merge into His very heart.

Become so inseparable with Him that you will not only hear what He says and do it, but it will be written on your heart.

You will perform it because of your oneness with Him.

Ask God to show you the vision, not for a man-made program, but for an outpouring of the Holy
Spirit, such as the world has never seen, to come down upon the hearts of men.


  In the eighteenth chapter of Joshua, we read that all the children of Israel assembled at Shiloh, where the Tabernacle, the tent of meeting, had been permanently pitched.

Seven tribes were then told to follow a certain exercise which would give them the division of  their inheritance.

They were to walk through the land which they were soon to possess and describe it in exact detail.

The Lord gave them guidance as to which direction each tribe would go and what portion of land each tribe would possess.

The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The country was brought under their control, but there were still seven Israelite tribes who had not yet received their inheritance.
 
So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?

Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of the land and to write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me.
 Joshua 18:1-4.

  As the men started on their way to map out the land, Joshua instructed them, “Go and make a survey of the land and write a description of it. 

Then return to me, and I will cast lots for you here at Shiloh in the presence of the Lord.” So the men left and went through the land.

 They wrote its description on a scroll, town by town, in seven parts, and returned to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh.  

Joshua then cast lots for them in Shiloh in the presence of the Lord, and there he distributed the land to the Israelites according to their tribal divisions.
Joshua 18:8-10.

  Let this Word be prophetic of your experience today.

With an exactness in your spirit, walk through the land and describe your spiritual inheritance that you have not yet attained.

Although you may have attained it by promise and by commission, you must place your foot on the ground in order to possess the promises of God to their fullest extent.

  It is strictly a matter of time, or is it perhaps a need for repentance on your part when God sets great promises before you, yet you do not press in to possess them?

Should there not be a driving sense of frustration and a deep repentance that your faith has not effectively possessed more?

Should you not be deeply disturbed within, knowing how little you have possessed of what God has called you to be and what He has promised in mighty provision for you?

Surely there is a way to reach in with all of your heart and break through to one level of victory after another.

  We are told that the Israelites described the land as they walked through it.

According to this account, and also with regard to other scriptures, we see that there must be an exact naming of the promise to be claimed.

Asking the Lord to send a blessing is too general; be specific.

Your understanding of the full extent of your possession will never increase until you actually invade the land step by step.

For this reason, the sons of Israel were commanded to walk through the land so that they would understand more about it.

They were to write their descriptions in a book.

Wherever the soles of their feet trod was the land that God had given to them, and they were claiming it.

Joshua cast lots, not to see if they were going to have the land, but to see how it was to be divided among the brethren.

This was all that remained to be done.

They knew that they would possess the land; but they also had to know in exact detail every step they were to take.

  Be exact in your understanding.

Expect to know more in the days to come than you know right now.

Be careful to walk in the light that you receive, for to him who has, shall more be given. ( Matthew 13:12 ).


Take a step in God, and you will receive enough light than is necessary to see one or two steps ahead of you.

Occasionally, He will shine light on the peak toward which you are climbing.

You see it from a distance and know what it will  be like, but you do not know the steps in-between.

You see only the first step to be taken.

  Complete revelation is rarely given at the outset.

God leads you by a pillar of fire in a few steps.

You rejoice, and than you see the next steps to take.

This is the way to walk with the Lord.

Do not be frustrated.

The heart wants to follow a well-defined blueprint; but you must still walk by faith.

No matter how many promises you may have received concerning God's will for your life, you will receive only enough light to take a step or two.

The overall picture of your place in God will open up as you press into it.

If you have received light on your path and you have taken a step, there will be light on the next step.

If you are dedicated and you wait before god, soon He will have you walking so fast that you will be running.

In all of this your heart will be revealed.

  While the children of Israel were held in slavery, their one focus was their determination to get out of Egypt.

That was all they could think about.

Then the Lord led them to camp between two mountains, with the Red Sea before them and the Egyptians pursuing them.

Some deliverance!

Their situation appeared to be worse than the one from which they had been delivered.

They were certain that the Egyptians would kill them.

While they were in Egypt, the Egyptians beat them and forced them to work, but at least they were alive.

Now what were they going to do?

Moses spoke to them," Fear not. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord."

Then the Lord told Moses, "Why cry to Me?

Tell the people to go forward" ( Exodus 14:1-15).

  Whenever you take a step in God, your situation always appears to be worse than the one you were in before.

Regardless, take faith and be willing to take a step.

If God wants to move you or if He wants you to change, agree to it in your heart.

Even though you do not know how it will work out, take a step.

Whatever has been confirmed to be God's will for you, submit to the Lord and determine to move with Him.

Soon you will have all sorts of problems.

  Usually the Lord tells you to stand still before He tells you to move.

It is during the times when He tells you to stand still that you see the salvation of the Lord.

This comes after you have taken that first step.

After you have taken a step, it seems as if God is late for His people.

Genesis 15:9-11 gives an account of the time when the Lord told Abraham to bring Him an offering.

 Abraham prepared the animals and then waited for God to bring the fire.

No fire came.

Only the buzzards swooped down on the carcasses while Abraham fought them off, wondering, "Where is God?"

Not until it was dark did God speak to him and bring fire upon the offering.

  Rush in to do the will of God, and then let the Lord temper your spirit.

He may let you wait for a little while.

Meanwhile, stand still without complaining, and tell the Lord that you are happy to be His servant.

Be ready to move, be ready to go ahead, and be ready to submit.

There remains yet much land to be possessed.

By faith walk through the land and describe it.

Encourage one another.

Prophesy away the last vestiges of reluctance toward doing the will of the Lord, the last feelings of a desire for security.

Be ready for God to send you anywhere, not just to your favorite place.

He may send the best of His servants to the most difficult places.

How else will the nations be reached and break open to what God wants?

  Do you want an easy time, or do you want to see the Kingdom come?

In order to see His Kingdom come, there  can be no ease in Zion.

Walk together humbly, following the principle of the Levite.

When the tithes were brought in, not one Levite was left out; one did not receive too much and not another too little.

There must be none who are arrogant in consuming the resources of God for themselves.

Do not be entangled with the affairs of this life, nor carry too heavy a load, lest you fall beneath it.

Eliminate everything that would be a stumbling block to your moving forward in the Lord.

Today Is The Big Day For Purchasing The Newest IPhone 6 (9-19-2014)

A lot of people have been waiting in line to buy their new iPhones.

I have always been a PC guy until the iPads came out, I got one after seeing them and hearing about them.

I use the android Galaxy phone.

Which as been an amazing phone.

I am taking the plunge this time around and will try out an iPhone.

I wanted the iPhone 6 Plus, but the two month waiting for shipment sent me to the standard version; which is available instantly.

My wife couldn't wait for all of the hype and fuss to subside and got up early this morning to wait in line with all of the other crazy people who just have to have the phone now.

My personal style is to wait a few weeks and then go get the phone with less crowds.

I got up and brought her some coffee and donuts.

I was amazed that there were only about 15 people standing in line waiting.

She looked to be number ten in the line up.

She just called and told me that the store issued the people promissory tickets assuring them that they will be able to purchase their phones.

I will update you when I get the phone and let you know what I think about it. 

***
Update:
After spending an hour reviewing the iphone here. My browser closed on its own. When I returned here, all my typing was gone...

After thinking about it for a minute I realized what happened.

The android operating system, which is not on iPhones is owned by Google, this blog is on Google Blogger, so of course....

All of my praise and honest review of the iPhone was stolen from under my typing fingers and i am not feeling like typing for another hour.

So let's just say that I am impressed with the phone, especially the audio portion, then the Retina screens high end plasma like colors were tremendous.

You are going to be pleased if you get your hands on one of these phones.

Nuff said...
Dave


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I'll Tolerate No Delay ( Continued )

This lesson continues where the last lesson left us.

The idea of redeeming the time in these last days is the main theme.

"If you do nothing, nothing will happen."

***

We are confronted continually with the problem of redeeming the time because the days are evil.

Satan has his own time schedule; and if it succeeds, no flesh will be saved alive, according to the prophecies of Christ ( Matthew 24:22 ).

Satan is working to bring about the destruction of the entire human race.

Every science, every field of human endeavor, has been set up to contribute toward that end.

Satan has set the stage for a total annihilation of the human race.

Unless these days are shortened, no flesh will be saved alive; but for the sake of the elect these days will be shortened, as we read in the following Scripture:

The Angel and the Little Scroll

 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven.

He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. 

 He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. 

He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. 

When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. 

 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”

Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. 

And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay!
 
Revelation 10:1-6.

Even though the message of the angel will ultimately usher in the end of the age, the burden rests upon God's elect to slow down Satan's schedule so that the release comes on time.

  Since God has begun to restore His end-time truths, you may have noticed that events have moved rapidly, but not rapidly enough.

It always appears that Satan's schedule is almost ahead of God's schedule.

You must believe God that through the intense determination of prayer and intercession, Satan can be prevented from hindering and delaying God's plan in the earth.

  Perhaps the enemy is battling you over God's promises for your life.

You may have thought that by now the struggle would have been ended and God would have worked His victory in your life.

You must face the reality, however, that God is giving directions today which the enemy is trying to hinder.

He always has.

Paul wrote to the church in Rome that he had often been hindered from coming to them ( Romans 15:22 ).

In the days of Ezra, the rebuilding of the Temple was delayed for fifteen years ( Ezra 4 ).

Finally the Israelites prevailed, and it looked as if they had really won the victory - except for one detail.

They had lost fifteen years.

God's people cannot afford to lose fifteen more years!

They must have a sense of urgency and a intense determination in their hearts!

  Have you sensed that God has made promises and given releases in your life, and yet something in the timing is wrong?

You have the witness that the time has elapsed.

It is true that God sometimes delays answers, but not in the way that believers are being hindered now.

Satan is trying to hinder just long enough to accomplish his time schedule of destruction.

He will not succeed, yet the believer must open up his heart to recognize the seriousness of the hour and the fact that he is being conditioned to accept delays; he is being conditioned to accept half - victories.

He is being conditioned in his thinking to fall short of those exploits, those greater works, and the manifestation of the sons of God which God has promised.

  Many of God's promises are overdue.

Prepare your heart to battle!

Do not allow any part of the passivity of this age to be resident within you.

The kingdom of God sufferer violence, and the violent take it by force. Matthew 11:12.

Where is your violence?

Where is your violence! ( Intense Determination ).

Where is the violence that will stand and cry out in the name of the Lord until the futility gives way?

Are you tired of the delays?

Are you tired of the obstacles that keep you from the goal?

If it is because of Satan, are you willing to enter into the authority to loose God's will?

You must be dedicated!

  Let this truth seize your heart until you do more than simply agree with it.

You must violently cry out to God to be loosed.

You can do it, and there will be a breakthrough.

The Lord continually tries to draw people into this violence, and you will be released into as much of it as you insist upon.

If this seems strange to you, remember that the ministry of Christ was not expressed on a reasonable human level.

This is illustrated by the story of the woman with a devil - possessed daughter who nagged and nagged at Christ until the disciples tried to send her away.

She was a Canaanite woman.

( The fact that she even existed was remarkable, for in the days Joshua, God had given the Word to kill all Canaanites. )

Jesus told her, "You cannot take children's bread and give it to dogs."

She replied, "Yes, but even the dogs get the crumbs" ( Matthew 15:22-27 ).

She was determined , and so the Lord drew her forth.

In like manner, He does not care who you are; He simply looks for persistence.

  To teach us about prayer, the Lord told the parable about the man who went to his neighbor's door at midnight when everyone was asleep and knocked until he woke the whole household ( Luke 11:5-8 ).

He also told about a widow who kept her petition before the judge until the judge was pushed to the point of distraction.

Finally, he said, "I will avenge her" ( Luke 18:3-5 ).

The Lord is trying to teach us that we must battle the Laodicean lukewarmness, the state of being neither hot or cold ( Revelation 3:15-16 ).

  Your spirit must rise in a violent protest against the spirit of this age.

Rise up above the passivity!

It will try to overcome you.

It will seep into your bones like a dry rot and wreck your spirit, causing you to become one who merely floats along from day to day and year to year.

( Pot is insidious to anyone who desires spirituality. It causes passivity and apathy to take over anyone who uses it.)

Nothing will happen to you, nor will any changes occur in your life.

Instead, you will simply receive a little shot in the arm of blessing now and then.

You need more than that!

The people of God in this day must have the violence of Joshua, who commanded the sun to stand still.

They need more time and a release from restrictions and limitations in order to meet the demands of a hungry generation.

The doors are open, and the hungry are crying for God's living Word.

  Programs are not the answer; they are antiquated.

The centuries have brought them to an end.

Today the people of the Lord demand a living Word from God.

Now they need prophets to speak a Word, to break down the barriers and hindrances and to loose God's Kingdom!

How many years do we have?

How much time do we have?

The young and the old have about the same amount, and it is shrinking every day.

We must be violent to redeem the time!

We must aggressively cry out to God for release from the futility that is leading to destruction!

  The eighth and ninth chapters of Hebrews describes the pattern of things in the heavenlies.

It says that the table of showbread and the lampstand are found in the holy place, and in the Holy of Holies are the altar of incense and the ark of the covenant ( Hebrews 9:2-4 ).

It would appear that the writer of Hebrews was confused, for in the Tabernacle of the wilderness, the altar of incense was actually placed outside the veil, in the holy place, and only the ark of the covenant was contained in the Holy of Holies ( Exodus 30 ).

But Hebrews is expressing a truth that we must understand.

When we stand to worship God and to intercede, we must come through the veil.

It is the pattern and the plan of God that we stand in His presence, but there are hindrances that prevent us from walking in His presence.

His presence will not break forth upon you like a light; you must break into it!

His presence will be just as real and as close to you as you determine in your heart that it will be.

Always combine that initiative with your faith.

The Lord has given this promise: "Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you" ( James 4:8 ).

Do you want to see His glory?

Do you want to walk with Him?

  You probably desire earnestly to be present with the Lord, but you also feel veiled from His presence.

You know what your veils are.

You know what it is that seems to cloud your ability to press in.

You can stand in the Holy place, loving God and thanking Him for letting you feast upon the showbread and for giving you the light of the Lampstand;but remember - the gold room is inside.

It is there that His holy presence is ready to minister to you.

The barriers to that have to be broken.

Determine in your heart and mind to break through.

Resist Satan.

Declare to your own heart that you will relentlessly follow after the Lord.

Determine to thirst after Him as the hart pants after the waterbrook ( Psalm 42:1 ).

Proclaim that you will seek first His Kingdom.

  Make this statement to Satan himself: " I do not accept one thing that you are doing. The Christ in me is dedicated to destroy all your works, and this objective consumes all the energies within me.

I shall serve the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. And I shall resist you, Satan, with every resource of God within me."

  There came a time when God spoke to Moses in a burning bush because the cries of His people were coming up to Him out of Egypt.

God told Moses what to do and how to do it; yet he tried t draw back.

If we could have stood by that burning bush when God was speaking and Moses was making excuses, we probably would have wept and cried, "Moses, how many more mothers will have their babies plucked from their arms and killed before their eyes?

How many more people will die?

How many more thousands of bricks will be made?

How many more men will die from eating the rotten meat in the fleshpots of Egypt?

How many more generations will come and go before deliverance comes?

  There was something perverse in Moses, and there is something perverse in us today.

A world is waiting for the Word of the Kingdom, and God is setting a great objective before His people.

But still there are pockets of rebellion and perversity.

People hear God's Word; yet a part of them draws back from it.

How long will it be before they become completely wholehearted to do the will of the Lord?

How much time will elapse before they become violent against their own indifference, their own lack of motivation and submission to God?

Real submission to the Lord is required.

A Good - looking camouflage will not withstand the test of a true walk with God.

How many more victims of Babylon will there be before His people totally commit themselves to serve God?

  Those who have never walked in Babylon do not know the hazards.

They do not  know how denominations can break hearts of the men of God, stomping on them and breaking their spirits, crushing them and leaving them by the side of the road.

There is the constant degrading and destruction.

There are men who have bled their lives away for nothing.

How much longer will so many of God's people tolerate the ways of the world?

How long will they coexist in Sodom, wearing blinders because they refuse to see what God wants to do?

How long will they look upon the half - God, half - monster Ishmael that was created, and cry out, "O God, that this might live in Thy Sight!"

  You dare not be satisfied with the measure of contentment that is found in doing less than God's perfect will.

Put it away.

Walk perfectly in the ways of the Lord.

Determine to see His will perfectly done.

The perfect will of God is not easily attained.

Some of God's people are within striking distance of a breakthrough that could be shattering dispensationally.

It could lead to the rapid manifestation of the sons of God and the bringing forth of the Kingdom.

There is a joy in knowing that there will be a breakthrough.

  There may be casualties among those who are not willing to seek God with all of their hearts.

That perversity can get into a person's spirit.

Do you have it?

You do if you find your heart setting itself and rebelling against this word.

Even though you want to move in it, some conditioning in your spirit may hold you back.

Maybe there is not a total commitment to the will of God.

What idol do you hold on to?

What treasure from Egypt do you plan to keep?

What is worth keeping?

Do not settle for anything less than God.

Earnestly pray for this word to take deep root in your spirit.

Let there be a violence within you.

No longer tolerate a half - victory; yearn to prevail.

Let the spirit of Joshua be upon you, that spiritual quality which is determined to possess your inheritance totally.

Embrace every one of the promise of God.

Do not be content with a token fulfillment.

Do not coexist with the Canaanites in the promised land.

It is your inheritance.

Possess it now.

Rise up in your spirit and call on the name of the Lord!

Rebuke Satan!

Rebuke the walls that have hindered you and the circumstances that have restricted you!

Reach into the promises with all your heart!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I'll Tolerate No Delay

In this lesson we are made aware that it is possible to defeat hindrances that prevent us from walking in the Word spoken over our lives by God.

Have you held on to Words spoken over you for years with no fulfillment?

Do you find yourself passively waiting half halfheartedly for a Word to come to pass? 

You, and your application of your faith or not applying your faith are the rudder of your vessel in one sense.

To be double minded is to not receive anything from God. ( James 1:8).

 Lets be single minded and laser-focused on moving forward in Christ

No...this lesson is not going to beat you up.

It will actually encourage you and give you hope.

There is an old song that Daniel Amos sang, "Don't light your own fire." 

It is one of my favorite songs from the Jesus People era. ( My shameless plug: "Still available in iTunes as well as their whole body of work as a group. Check them out." Ok...Marty was my friend.)

Yes this is very true.

It doesn't mean that we are to be passive and apathetic.

 However, as Christians we can and should take action in certain ways.

Read on to understand what it is we do to have God's fire.

 ***

  Have you been hindered and delayed in your walk with God?

If so, you need to learn one simple key that will blast you into motion and propel your life into orbit.

There needs to be an expectancy in your heart that gives birth to a joy, even as you face the onslaught of the enemy.

It is not enough to rejoice merely over victories that you have attained; your joy must be the joy of anticipation.

Christ endured the cross, despising the shame, for the joy that was set before Him ( Hebrews 12:2 ).

  The promises concerning the Body of Christ are real and valid, and soon impasses will be broken totally and irrevocably.

Spiritually, mountains have already moved.

God can open your eyes to see the earth tremble.

With spiritual eyes, you will be able to see the end-time events taking place.

This is a time of taking significant steps toward the manifestation of the sons of God and of learning how to over come futility.

God is raising walls of protection and immunity around his people so they will not be vulnerable.

Let God be your high tower and your shield.

Let Him be a wall of fire around you and the glory in your midst.

Why should you follow the pattern of taking one step forward and then fighting to keep from being pushed back a step?

Move into the vision that God has been setting before His followers today.

  Perhaps you can look back to visions and dreams which the Lord gave you a long time ago, and by now you are thoroughly disgusted and aggravated with the delays and hindrances that have come.

You are looking for a Word from the Lord that will thrust you forward.

You are looking for scriptural answers that will help you break into the abundance of God.

  Are you intolerant of the trickle, when God said that there would be a tidal wave?

Do you want the fulfillment's of the Kingdom that God has promised?

Does your heart burn with the intensity that cries, "How long, O Lord, how long?"

 Are you like one of those who waits underneath the altar ( Revelations 6:9-10 ) for the day in which everything will change? 

Expect the tide to change, so that gravity no longer pulls you down, but victory pulls you upward into the heavenlies.

Contend to move into the place of rule that belongs to the sons of God.

  Ezra 3:4-5:2 tells how the children of Israel resolved a similar problem in the days of Nehemiah.

The seventh month came, and the people of Israel gathered together to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

According to the old Jewish calendar, the first day of the month is the Feast of Trumpets, the tenth day is the Day of Atonement, and on the fifteenth day the Feast of Tabernacles begins.

Joshua, the priest, and Zerubbabel, the governor, set the altar upon its foundations and offered burnt offerings to the Lord.

Then in accordance with what is written, they celebrated the Festival of Tabernacles with the required number of burnt offerings prescribed for each day. 

 After that, they presented the regular burnt offerings, the New Moon sacrifices and the sacrifices for all the appointed sacred festivals of the Lord, as well as those brought as freewill offerings to the Lord.

Ezra 3:4-5

  This occurred in the days of restoration, as the sons of Israel returned from Babylon where the judgments of God had sent them into exile.

From the first day of the seventh month, the time of trumpets, they began to offer burnt offerings.

It was at this time that they began to use the Feast of Trumpets to mark the first day of a new year.

They also began to rebuild the Temple at that time.

 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel.

Ezra 3:10

While they built the Temple, they worshiped.

You cannot divorce work from worship; they go together.

If you come to worship the Lord, but never do any work, you will find that your worship has a tinny sound to it.

It is the worship of workers that has the depth which God desires.

  They were praising the Lord,

 yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of father's households, the old men who had seen the first temple,

 wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, 

while many shouted aloud for joy; 

so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.

Ezra 3:12-13.

The old men, who had seen Solomon's Temple as children, cried when they saw the foundation of the new Temple being built.

But the young men who had been born in captivity rejoiced.

  There probably are some saints today who look back to what they call "the good old days,"  as they remember the days when they would get down on their knees and pray all night to help a sinner reach through to the glory of God.

Jesus said, "No man having drunk old wine straightway desires the new, for he says that the old is better" ( Luke 5:39 ).

However, the old ways often had too many limitations.

Too often people went away from church without hearing a Word from God.

Too many times they left the place of worship with no reality in their hearts.

Many, however, who have not seen the former things, rejoice at the birth of the new day.

Like the young men who had been exiled in Babylon, they are intent on reestablishing the house of God.

As we read through the next passages, we see that the builders soon ran into difficulties.

  Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building, and hired counselors against them to frustrate their counsel all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Ezra 4:4-5.

During the reign of Artaxerxes, various officials of the people of the land wrote a letter to the king.

These men convinced King Artaxerxes that it would damage the revenue of the kings if the Hebrews continued to build the Temple and the walls.

One of them said,

"It is not fitting for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore we have sent and informed the king." Ezra 4:14.

They were not actually concerned about the king's welfare; they were trying to stop the people of the Lord from accomplishing His purpose.

The king then answered, "Why should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?"
Ezra 4:22.

And he ordered soldiers to be sent to stop the work of the Lord.

Approximately one year after the first migration returned from Babylon, the entire project of rebuilding stopped.

For fifteen years no one did any construction on the house of God.

It was not until the sixteenth year after that first group returned that the work of rebuilding the Temple was resumed.

They continued building, and then the Temple was dedicated with great rejoicing ( Ezra 5 and 6 ).

  For fifteen years they were totally immobilized until the work of the Lord could be completed.

That is extremely troubling.

We know that God's people will prevail in this generation, but it is disturbing to see that Satan has enough power to delay the fulfillment of the vision that God sets before them.

Many of them have promises over their lives, and yet they meet continual delay.

Are the promises false?

No, they are true.

They why are God's people hindered?

Why is it that they walk in only a token fulfillment of God's Word, and then they are stopped and completely hindered?

They cannot continue to live under restrictions when there is so much of God's business to attend to.

The vision that God is setting before them is pure, but the delays must be overcome, so that every major effort will not appear insignificant in relationship to the overall picture.

  The first four chapters of Ezra describe the problem which we continually face: the delays of the enemy.

For the solution, we look to chapter 5.

 Now Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the prophet, a descendant of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them.

   Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Joshua son of Jozadak set to work to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem. And the prophets of God were with them, supporting them.

Ezra 5:1-2

From the preceding chapter we understand that the king had ordered the construction to stop until he would give the word for it to continue.

Consequently, the Hebrews were disobeying the edict of the king.

They decided to obey God rather than man.

They had been stopped.

They had been hindered.

Armed forces had gone against them.

Their tools had been taken away.

The building inspectors asked, "Who issued you a decree to rebuild this temple and to finish this structure?"
Ezra 5:3.

As the prophets Haggai and Zechariah encouraged the people and prophesied the Word of the Lord, the work was resumed.

  It is interesting to note that it was Sheshbazzar, a man about whom we hear a very little, who laid the Temple foundations.

Names like Joshua, Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah are familiar to us; we frequently hear their names.

But who was Sheshbazzar?

He was the first man who had faith to drive a few stakes into the ground and start God's work ( Ezra 5:16 ).

In this generation there are probably numerous Sheshbazzars in the Body of Christ, those who are getting the work started.

God bless the ones who have the vision and that ability, whether or not they are ever recognized or lauded for their accomplishments.

  Tattenai, the governor of the province, wrote a letter of inquiry to King Darius.

He told the king that the Jews were rebuilding the Temple, and that he had asked them who had given them permission to do so.

He also recounted all that the Jews had given in answer, as well as which people were involved.

King Darius issued a decree, giving the Jews permission to continue building.

  Darius ruled that the Jews should not be hindered in any way, but should have full support from the people of the land in rebuilding the Temple.

Furthermore, he said that if any man violated the edict and tried to prevent the Temple from being rebuilt, a timber would be drawn from his house and he would be impaled upon it; then his house would be made a refuse heap ( Ezra 6:11 ).

The Persian custom of impaling was probably one of the most vicious forms of death ever known.

The individual was impaled on a sharpened stake that had been driven into the ground; the point of it pierced upward to just below the heart.

It was a long and excruciatingly painful way to die, probably far more vicious than death by crucifixion, which was the Roman custom.

  At the time of the return from Babylon, worship was destroyed for fifteen years.

Service to God was hindered and delayed for fifteen years.

But at the end of that time, when the release finally came, the viciousness of Darius' decree precluded any further hindrances, for the man who hindered them would be destroyed.

Devastating and complete judgment was proclaimed against anyone who would dare to stop the rebuilding from then on.

  The hindrances and delays of the enemy also have been great against God's people today, but God's visitation of judgment will remove them completely.

These delays and hindrances are not directed against the believers personally; they are directed against the Lord God Himself, against the Word that He is giving the restoration He is bringing, against the worship that is to come forth unto Him.

  What is the key to breaking the hindrances?

The prophets of God were with them supporting them. Ezra 5:2.

The prophets Haggai and Zechariah were prophesying.

Even though Artaxerxes' decree still stood, they began to prophesy because the hindrances remained.

After you have walked around Jericho the prescribed number of times and the right number of days, there is a time to shout and blow the horns; it is time for the walls to fall.

Now is the time for the hindrances against God's remnant to fall.

They will never be able to rebuild the walls of Zion until they prophesy down the walls of Babylon.

The call issues forth to a fallen Babylon, "Come out of her, My people; be not a partaker of her sins" ( Revelation 18:4 ).

  The hindrances and delays that we have known in our lives can make us complacent.

We can develop a tolerance toward them until our hearts no longer carry the necessary intense refusal of limitations.

There must be a complete rejection of the hindrances in our  lives.

Modern-day living has been geared to open doors for Satan to create delays.

The bureaucracies that God's people are subject to are composed of those who hinder and create mechanisms that defer the works of the Lord.

This must change.

But it will not change until we refuse to accept it any longer.

The prophets Haggai and Zechariah prophesied for about four months, while Zechariah  prophesied over a period of approximately two years.

That was all it took.

Filled with the Spirit of the Lord, they broke the impasse.

They began to prophesy God's Word, and in only a very short time the Temple was completed.

They were a team, typical of Joel's end-time army which is coming forth in the earth today.

The old men dream dreams, and the young men see visions ( Joel 2:28 ).

  Would you like to see God break impasses for you?

You can do nothing more effective than to rebuke the devourer in the name of the Lord.

Believe that you have the authority in Jesus Christ to accomplish the will of God in your life.

You do not have to submit any longer to the delays and hindrances that Satan has brought.

Stand and prophesy against them!

Curse them!

Bring them down!

Enter through the door that God has opened before you, and obey the Word He has given you.

Break the hindering spirit whereby Satan tries to hinder you and slow you down.

Even though you win eventually, you will always lose something in the delay.

The Jews finally overcame the opposition and saw the Temple completed, but they lost fifteen years!

How much time have you lost through satanic assault and delay?

Now is the time to prevail against it.

  The remnant in Ezra's  day built the Temple first, and then they built the walls.

Those who carried burdens had a weapon of war in one hand and a building tool in the other.

The builders who worked on the wall had their swords girded at their sides ( Nehemiah 4:17-18 ).

At the Temple they learned that they could not be worshipers without being workers, and at the wall they learned that they could not be builders without being fighters.

You will never build Zion until you begin to resist with all your heart the forces that Satan uses in Babylon to slow down the work of the Lord.

Believe for breakthroughs.

Do you want those impasses broken.

Cry out for it with such intensity that your spirit will not allow you to eat any pleasant food ( Daniel 10:3 ).

How can you give yourself to the comforts of life when you are troubled in your spirit?

How can you relax when you know that the house of God is lying waste?

How can you withdraw to a comfortable position and take pleasure in the ground you have gained when you know that your objectives still remain in the hands of the enemy?

  After the Israelites possessed Canaan, Jerusalem, which was right in the heart of Canaan, still remained in the control of the enemy.

One day it became necessary to capture Jerusalem.

David took it, and therefore it was called the city of David.

How David's enemies mocked him and made fun of him, putting all the maimed and crippled on the wall to remind him of all the people who had not yet been delivered ( II Samuel 5:6-7 ).

We must not allow the strongholds of Babylon to remain standing.

Many people are held captive who need to be released.

Much work is left to be completed.

Many people have a call of God on their lives, and yet they are limping into the Kingdom.

When does the deliverance come?

When will the prophets of God walk through all the lands, loosing creation from principalities and powers?

Satan's timetable is set to bring the end of all flesh; and Jesus said that unless these days be shortened, no flesh will be saved alive ( Matthew 24:22).

The hindrances are in Satan's scheme.

If he can hinder long enough, he will have fulfilled his objective.

There is much work to do.

Be stirred up in your spirit to fight.

Do not cease to prophesy prophetic prayers day and night.

Do not cease to speak God's judgment on futility until it is completely annihilated.

By your intensity, blast open every dam that has dammed up the blessing that God intends for your life.

It is time to be loosed from the hindrances that have been upon your life.

Be free.

Continually give thanks to God for all that He is to you and for every Word that proceeds forth from His mouth.

Thank Him for every promise and directive.

Thank Him for every vision and revelation He has brought to your heart.

Be determined to break impasses.

Walk in the victory He has given you.

  You will not walk in that victory, however, unless there is intense determination in your spirit.

If you do not aggressively contend, you will merely become a victim of the passivity of this age, overshadowed by the cloud of futility that all creation is under.

If you have labored hard to escape that destruction, do not allow yourself to be pulled into it again.

  Do not accept delay any longer.

Satan and the principalities and powers are trying to slow down God's purposes.

The time must be redeemed, and the only way you can do that is to rebuke the frustrations and the hindrances and break out with prophecy against them.

If you use any other method, Satan will have you driving down the road with your brakes on.

  God has purposed to provide for your victory as you prophesy, intercede, and cry out to Him.

Do not position yourself for a long wait.

You do not have to wait any longer.

The season is now.

It is right now!

This is the day which the Lord has made.

Move into it and embrace the victory now.

Monday, September 15, 2014

So how does Todd White do it in the Holy Ghost movie?

 After watching some of the video segments on YouTube and the movie "Holy Ghost" that we see Todd White ministering in; the question will undoubtedly come up, "How is he able to do these things?"

What do we have to do or be like if we want to have this kind of power in our ministering to others?

How do we take the Word from God and make it applicable to us in ministering to others?

Why are we sometimes powerless while others seem to be overflowing with God's power and presence?

Today's lesson will address these things along with some other issues of the heart.

Watch this short video and then read the lesson to learn just exactly how Todd is able to have such favor with God and such impressive "Divine-appointments."

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Did you know that there is a chapter in the Bible which described, many centuries in advance, everything that was to happen to the Jewish nation?

How many disastrous things could have been avoided if they had only heeded the warnings God gave them.

  God oftentimes gives a Word telling His people what will happen to them in the future.

He gives them the keys and the secrets of the way things can go, one way or the other.

Consequently, they hold their destiny in their own hands.

They can speak God into any situation.

They have the potentials, the keys to change the world, to change themselves, to change anything that comes against them.

  The book of Deuteronomy, being a reiteration of the Law, is often considered as being rather unimportant; however, it is one of the miracle books of the Bible.

Chapter 27 tells of a project God commanded the Israelites to perform.

After crossing the Jordan, they were to set up large stones on Mount Ebal, coat them with plaster, and write on them all the words of the Law of God.

This project was carried out under Joshua's direction ( Joshua 8 ).

He was very careful to do exactly what he had been told, and so he saw to it that the Law of God was placed upon Mount Ebal.

We do not know how large the letters were, but no doubt they were visible for quite a distance.

Imagine traveling through Canaan and seeing the Word of God clearly written on the side of the mountain.

it is interesting to note that God's instructions for the project were given by revelation long before the Israelites reached the land of Canaan.

  In Deuteronomy 28 the entire future of the Jewish nation is outlined.

The Jews were warned about what would happen to them if they were disobedient to the Lord and did not serve him.

Jehovah will bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as eagle flieth ( The Roman standard had the eagle on it) ; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young ( this is definitely Roman thinking ), and shall eat the fruit of thy cattle...
Deuteronomy 28:49-51

This tragic story is history which was written in advance.

The copper mines of Egypt were the destination of the Jews who remained after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

  Chapters 29 and 30 of Deuteronomy reveal that God again made a covenant with the Israelites in which He repeated the warnings, and told them what they should do.

In chapter 30, verse 11, we discover an important key which the Israelites did not take advantage of.

For this commandment which I  command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

After God made His covenants with His people, and after He had reviewed what would happen if they were disobedient.

He reinforced it by saying, "Now listen to Me; this is not too difficult for you. This Word that I give is not too hard to fulfill."

He emphasized the fact that it could be accomplished by the hearing of faith alone.

God did things in the past which might seem foolish today.

For instance, He required that the Law , encased in a leather pouch, be tied around the wrists of His people or on their foreheads, and that they constantly speak the Word as they were together in their houses ( Deuteronomy 6:6-8 ).

Perhaps that practice sounds foolish, but they had been warned over and over, as seen in the first chapters of Deuteronomy, that their release would come only by the Word of God.

He said, "I am going to test you and show you that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God"
( Deuteronomy 8:3 ).

  Some believers say, "Oh yes, I know what that means.

Just go ahead and preach to us, Pastor; and as we hear the Word of God, our souls will be fed."

If that is all the Word does, it will never accomplish its prime purpose.

When God said that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, He was not comparing food with something elusive; He was comparing food with food.

You do not live by bread alone; you live by what you partake of in God and are able to assimilate.

  Many people have a shelve filled with vitamins, but they do not take them.

Perhaps they feel healthier when they see them there, but they know that vitamins do no good until they are broken down and assimilated in the body.

This is also true of a Word from the Lord.

It will not do any good until something in your heart takes that Word and transforms it into a living, creative expression of god in your life.

  You do not live by bread alone; you live by the things of god that are released within you.

The Word takes the buried potentials, the commissions, the prophecies- whether revealed or unrevealed- and explodes them into the perfect will of God for your life.

But that will come about only after you learn what the Word of the lord is to be to your heart.

The Word that you receive must be exploded into action.

It must not be put on the shelf like vitamins.

You must eat and assimilate the Word until it becomes the mighty power of God.

Passive believers sit and listen to sermon after sermon; yet they never overcome much or prevail over their problems effectively.

When they hear the Word, they realize that it is the answer they need; yet they waver in applying it.

The Word is not really the answer until it is exploded into action.

Live out every Word from God.

Live it!

For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heave, that thou should-est say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it?
Deuteronomy 30:11-12.

  When you have a Word from God, you do not have to ask and intercede in order to reach God and receive another Word from him.

A kind of subtle unbelief keeps people praying for another Word from God; they do not believe what He has already said.

Get your eyes on one Word from God, and explode that Word into action.

It is good to read the whole of the Scriptures; but even more is gained when God quickens one Word to your heart and you stay with it until its potential is released in your life.

Your meditation upon that word turns it loose.

  Believe in the Word of God.

Believe in its power.

The Word of God is not like the word of man.

It does not merely lay out guidelines for you to work at, so that after a while you will have conditioned yourself philosophically to another life-style.

You must take hold of a Word that can loose you into the greatest life you have ever lived, a life beyond your expectations.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think ( it is true- He is able to do that; but remember the rest of the verse ), according to the power that worketh in us.  Ephesians 3:20

The power that makes it work is within you.

If you open your heart to Christ, and if you open your heart to the Word, you will not wonder who will go up and get another Word from God for you, because you already have one.

You do not need another Word-you need to walk in what you have.

  After Moses brought the Word of of the Lord to the people, he said, For this commandment which I command the this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

It is not in heaven....Neither is it beyond the sea....Where is it?

But the word is very nigh unto the, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14.

Paul quoted this Scripture in Romans 10.

The word is not far away.

It is in your heart.

It is in your mouth.

All you have to do is believe it.

  It is interesting to note how the Old and New Testaments explain each other.

As a Christian, not only should you know the New Testament, you should also know the Old Testament.

And to be a part of the true Israel of god, you must allow the Holy Spirit to expound and explain the Old Testament through the New Testament.

Romans 9 through 11 deals with Jewish unbelief, and should be read in connection with Deuteronomy 27.

The things set before Israel in Deuteronomy were the same as those that Paul was concerned about in writing to the Romans, for the people of natural Israel had turned away from the Word.

Today their hearts are still darkened in unbelief, but hope is found in the New Testament.

Every Jewish Christian, as well as every Gentile Christian should read it.

Every Christian should understand that the distinction between Jew and Gentile is not caused by God's partiality.

In speaking about Gentiles, God said, "I am found by a people who sought Me not" ( Isaiah 65:1).

However, He also revealed that He is able to graft the Jewish nation back into the flow of His favor and His dealings ( Romans 11:23-24 ).

He told Israel that even though He would deal with them drastically for their disobedience, if they turned to Him, He would gather them out of every nation and bring them back.
( Deuteronomy 30:3 ).

  As Christians, we are a spiritual Israel, and the principal fulfillment of that Scripture belongs to us; yet we must realize that there will also be a fulfillment on a natural plane.

God has many things in process, and this often confuses people.

They try to limit Him to just one or two areas; but He is very complicated.

Who can really understand the marvelous ways of the Lord?

 "This is the key: you can activate this Word; it is not too hard for you! 
In Romans 10 Paul reached back and quoted out of Deuteronomy 30:12-14, telling the believer,

It is not way up in heaven; it is not down under the sea or in the abyss-it is right here with you."

This is how Paul repeated it in Romans 10:6-13:

But the righteousness which is by faith saith thus, say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (That is, to bring Christ down.)

Notice that Paul did not speak about "bringing a Word down"; he interpreted it as "bringing Christ down," because Christ is the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God."

Or, Who shall descend into the abyss? ( that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)

But what saith it? The Word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord 

( that is the way it should be translated: "confess Jesus as Lord"; not merely "confess the Lord Jesus," which is the King James translation), and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be put to shame.

  Even though Paul quoted out of Deuteronomy, he made a definite application for his day: For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon Him: for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

  There is a coexistence of many things in a believer's life because the heart is very deep and very deceitful ( Jeremiah 17:9 ).

However, it is when those things come forth out of your mouth that the problems arise.

Do you believe that the Word is in your heart?

Then activate it!

Your mouth activates more in your life than you know.

Proverbs 4:23 tells us, Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

But it is when the things in your heart are spoken that they have force.

You may be troubled with much unbelief, but if you do not voice it, you will never activate that unbelief; and it will never become a strong force.

  When food is eaten, it goes into the stomach.

Because of this, the Jews were concerned about the washing of hands, about purification and other precautions of cleanliness.

However, the Lord says that it is not what you eat that defiles you, but what comes out of your mouth (Matthew 15:11).

( Because of the errors of the "Word faith" movement some throw out the baby with the bath water and miss this point that Jesus makes here.)

That defiles you.

The physical process is reversed in the spirit realm.

The moment you voice it, you turn loose in the earth and within your own being whatever is in your heart.

When you voice it with conviction, t becomes a force.

Learn to speak God into every situation in your life.

Learn to believe God's promises with such faith that when you voice them, they overcome anything.

    When Jesus said to Satan, "It is written." He was not just quoting a Scripture.

Hr was voicing it with great faith.

For it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, ad Him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 4:10.

When He spoke those words, He defeated Satan.

When Satan came against Christ on a human level, Satan was not able to upset Him because God's Word came forth from Christ: "It is written. It is written. It is written."

In a moment of testing, He turned loose what He believed.

  Satan always comes to God's people saying, "Has God said?"

 All testing begins with Satan challenging the Word.

All testing ends and perfect victory begins when in faith we answer, "Yes, God has said!"

When we believe it and we voice it, we speak faith into the situation.

The righteousness which is by faith comes because you believe and you speak.

Proclaim it.

Carry God into every situation!

  What about murmuring, complaining, backbiting, and criticism?

When you do those things you turn loose negative forces.

King Solomon said, Keep thy heart with all diligence.
Proverbs 4:23.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Proverbs 18:21.

Why did James say that the tongue is a fire and the world of iniquity ( James 3:6)?

It sets on fire the course of nature.

If a man with a seducing spirit can get a woman to listen to him, he will be able to seduce her.

That is how powerful satanic forces are that are turned loose when such a man speaks.

  What ever is in your spirit or in your heart is turned loose and given force when you speak it with faith.

That is why murmurers and complainers-men like Korah in the Old  Testament- can destroy authority.

They speak evil of dominion and lead people into error.

Be careful what you listen to, and be careful what you speak.

Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath ( James 1:19 ).

  In Matthew 15:7-8 we read that Jesus told the scribes and pharisees; Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Whatever you speak is turned loose-but only if you believe in your heart.

When your heart is far from God, you can speak the right words all day, but God will judge you for it because you are being a hypocrite.

You must believe in your heart and then speak with your mouth.

  Jesus continued quoting Isaiah's prophecy: But in vain do they worship Me....Matthew 15:9.

If you merely go through the motions of worshiping, and there is no worship in your heart, you will not meet God.

To believe in your heart involves a deep inner soulish and spiritual faith in what God has said; yet that faith remains dormant until you speak it.

When you speak, it is turned loose.

  And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand; Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man.

Then came the disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?

That is the mark of a Pharisee-he is easily offended.

 But He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.

Let them alone; they are blind guides.

And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.

And He said, 

Are ye also even yet with out understanding?

Perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.

(In other words, defilement comes by activating the elements that are within you that are wrong.)

For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings: these are the things which defile the man, but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.
Matthew 15:10-20.

  Another passage from the Gospels that sheds light on this subject is found in Luke 6:43-45; For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

For each tree is known by its own fruit.

For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The fruitlessness of your life does not come by what you say or what you do; it comes by the faith of your heart which is behind your words and your actions.

  Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ ( Colossians 3:17 ).

If you do it with your whole heart, it turns God loose into everything you do and everything you say.

Otherwise, action is just action.

Working for the Lord is often just work; but when your heart is full of faith and you turn faith loose, you cannot even imagine how much of God will be put in the work you do for Him.

  If you believe in your heart, then you can pray effectively.

Whenever you speak something which is thoroughly initiated by faith in your heart, you will most certainly turn things loose.

But remember one thing when you pray.

The Word says, "If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God."

But it goes on to say, "Let him be without wavering in his heart, for a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways.

Let not that man think he will receive anything from the Lord." ( James 1:5-7 ).

In other words, no matter what you pray for, you will not receive anything unless your heart is unwavering in faith, unless you are determined to believe God and to speak with an assurance that what you speak will come to pass.

  Just one sentence can turn God loose into any situation.

If you believe His Word, but it is imprisoned within you, then turn it loose.

Activate it!

All energy originates from something that God has said.

Your faith is like a fuse that is attached to the greatest source of energy there is.

His Word is in your heart, your faith is the fuse, and your mouth is the fire.

Light the fuse!

Explode His Word into action.

  The Word is in your heart.

You can speak it forth to minister a blessing, or you can speak it forth to receive a blessing.

You can do anything that you fell you can do according to the Scriptures, anything that enters the imagination of your heart.

You can do it!

You can have it!

All things are possible to him who believes.

When you abide in Him and His Word abides in you, creative force is released.

There is no limit to it...