A new season is upon us... 08.19.13
In Ecclesiastes 3:1- 8 it proclaims there is a season and a time for everything under heaven. It' is imperative we know what season it is upon the earth, not the natural ones. Natural seasons cannot accomplish the tasks established upon the earth. It is us who are granted time and permission from heaven to go through, endure different and various seasons. Far too many of God's children are stuck in cycles.
Trapped in a seasons like a never ending drought of finances or seemingly eternal emotionally mental battling. Far too many of God's children are trapped in whirlwind situation which never seem to die down. This is not God's plan.
God has established the seasons. He has ordained and preordained our time here upon the earth. He has not created us for failure, for eternal stress or to live in continued aggravation. All seasons have a conclusion.
God in His mercy has created endings to our seasons, we just have to accept the outcome. Sometimes we have to do something totally contradicting the circumstances. Our flesh is appalled at the idea God would say dance when we are sad. Our flesh is mortified when asked to sacrifice something or someone we love. We balk at the idea of giving when we are so deeply in debt but God... He has established the times and seasons for a purpose and when we align ourselves with His will and move according to His will seasons change.
How many times have we cursed the rain by wishing for sun? How many times have we cursed the heat wishing it would cool off? How many times have we cursed our relationships and then expected something different? How many times have we longed for bigger better and greater things expressing what Glory we would give to God when in reality we don't care for what we have?
Seasons are of God. We are His creation created for His Glory upon the earth. If you want to move on and into the next phase of life, complete your season. For many people it's simply letting go or giving up of something or someone that holds you back. For others it may be you promised God something and never fulfilled your commitment. There is no lack to His provisions. His hand is only seems short, His eye seems dim and His hearing seems to have abated Him when we are stuck in a season.
September is a month of new beginnings. A new chance to do the right thing. Do not let another calender month go by and you have not taken a step forward.
Prophet Tom and many other notable men and women of God are totally available to assist you as you go from faith to faith, glory to glory in this next phase of your life. Seasons change, God does not.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Cross Over 8.19.13
If I had to have a title for this mornings message it would have to be, "You are not alone"
This phrase is meant to give us hope from the speaker of the words but all too often these same words stab at the fear in our hearts because if honest we are the center of our thoughts, not God.
The phrase, you are not alone today speaks to the depression and isolation people are feeling in our workplaces, our homes and yes sadly even in our churches. The phrase, you are not alone is meant to inspire hope and confidence and it still can if you understand this one thing, You are not alone.
In the days of old Moses died and Joshua became the leader. Joshua needed confirmation God was with him just as we want confirmation today. The priests of old carried the Ark of the Covenant upon their shoulders unto the waters edge where they were told to just believe and as the soles of their feet stepped into the Jordan the water parted.
Dear ones, Father God wants you to know you have a greater covenant. The Ark carried outwardly upon backs is now inside your heart. If you only believe you too shall see your circumstances part.
The reason many do not see the waters part and their circumstances change is due to the simple fact you are focusing on yourself, on your needs your wants your desires and your lack instead of the simple fact, You are not alone... He lives inside you.
No longer do we need to be burdened down with the weight of wood covered in Gold. The blood of Christ is more precious, more sacred than all that gold.
Do not be of that old persuasion, you know the person you were before Christ. You lived a certain way, you fought a certain way, you argued a certain way, you became depressed in a certain way. But we should have put away the old man and all his former lusts as we have not just entertained a new way of life but we are new creatures in Christ.
He is in us, being formed through us, we are becoming like Him in all His ways are we not? Then why do you fret? Why do you worry?
We are not like the priests of old who needed an outward sign we have an inner witness that Christ lives in us, the hope of Glory. The Son of God. What have we to fear? What can man do to us?
If water can heap and walls can fall down as in Joshua's time what more can we do with the Ark of God implanted in our breast?
Greater is He that is in you than you realize.
Beloved, take your eyes off yourself, your circumstances, your personal lack in that relationship, your financial welfare and that health department today. Be braver and bolder than the priests crossing the Jordan but in order to see miracles we have to take our eyes off of ourselves and those things around us, confronting us, challenging us. Hope in God, Trust in God for He says to you today... "YOU ARE NOT ALONE"
Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established, believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20
Every one who receives a prophet, because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward, and every one who receives a righteous man, because he is a righteous man, will receive a righteous man's reward. And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded."Matthew 10:41-42
Give, and you will receive. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your pocket. The standards you use for others will be applied to you." Luke 6:38
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New Book Release!!!
Artists come in various forms. Some people sing, some paint, some dance & some write. The person listed below is a friend who is a writer. Dr Alan has his own style of writing and each of his books deal with various subject matters but each is an incredible book in its own right. We not only suggest reading his books but purchasing them as gifts for others. Our ministry is just one place which keeps them stocked upon our shelves. You never know who the Lord will say to bless.
: Dr Alan Pateman's book "Why War" is finished. Check it out...