Thursday, February 1, 2018

The 50+ Generation

Are you over 50? God's up to something in this generation's saints.

Most of these clips include ads for a conference next month (or for last year's event), but these declarations are valuable apart from that event.













This post focuses on four video clips. If you have trouble seeing these, go to the website (http://apostlesprophets.blogspot.com) and watch them there.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Supernatural Diagnosis

For the supernatural Christian, there's nothing more frustrating than seeing one person after another healed and then praying for someone who isn't. You release power. You exercise authority. You kick out a demon but the symptoms remain. It's natural to wonder what happened. What am I missing? What am I overlooking? The keys to divine healing continue to elude you.

I'd like to offer an analogy that may shed light on the real nature of the problem:

When a patient arrives in the Emergency Department, whether they have a gunshot wound or a fever, a systematic evaluation is done to determine what their problem is and what should be done about it. A doctor does a physical exam and obtains a history from the patient. Vital signs are obtained and diagnostic tests are done. An X-ray or CT scan is obtained. An ultrasound may be done and bloodwork is ordered. The physician gathers as much information as possible then arrives at a diagnosis and puts together a treatment plan based on their findings.

This is the standard approach to emergency medicine. When used properly, it's an effective way to diagnose and treat someone you know nothing about. It's effective because it's systematic. The interview, assessment, and tests are standardized. There's little variability from one patient to the next. Which means a doctor is less likely to overlook something, accidentally.

Because this is how I was trained as a paramedic, I use a similar approach for healing.

Increasing our effectiveness in healing and deliverance is a matter of developing a standardized approach. We begin by creating a list of tools that we know are effective and then making sure we're employing all of them. The list of tools would include such things as identity, faith, power, authority, and emotional healing. 

Standardization doesn't remove the Holy Spirit from the equation. Quite the opposite. One of the tools is revelation from God about the specific problem we're facing.

A few years ago, I created a list of keys to divine healing. I wrote a blog post on the 8 that I had come up with at the time. The list soon expanded to 12 and then to 15 items. Today, it stands at 18.

I recorded a message where I discuss the keys to divine healing that I use today. If you know what they are and how to operate in all of them, your effectiveness in healing will dramatically increase.


The message is available as an MP3 download here on my website. If you'd like to check it out, click on this link.

-- Praying Medic

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Father-Son Theology is a Bible- based perspective that focuses on seeing God as Father and ourselves as children of God. This results in a more relational view of God than that which is developed in Classical Theology.

 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Are You Going to Fellowship With Your Problems, Or With Me?

By Joyce Meyers

Are you facing challenging circumstances? Are you in need of provision in some area and not sure where it's going to come from? Many Christians today are dealing with serious hardships. Some have lost their jobs and benefits. Others struggle with critical health problems and live with constant concern about how to add the cost of medicine and doctor visits to simple necessities such as shelter, food and clothing.

There are many things in the world that threaten us. But our biggest enemy--fear--is not "out there." It is in our own hearts and minds. As fear tightens its grip, we struggle in vain to break free.

God wants us to be totally free from fear. He doesn't want us to live in torment, and He doesn't want fear to stop us from confidently doing what He tells us to do.

When we come to a deep understanding of God's unconditional love for us, we realize He will always take care of everything that concerns us. After all, we were created for His pleasure.

Reading and praying the Word and worshiping and praising God are ways we can fellowship with God as well as wield powerful spiritual weapons against the forces of darkness. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that we are at war not with flesh and blood but with the enemy of our souls. We must not be confused about the identity of the enemy in our battles!

Difficult times can bring the temptation to give up and become negative, depressed and angry with God. But the psalmist said, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Ps. 119:105, The Amplified Bible). Whatever concerns you may be battling, the answer can be found in the Word of God.

When God promised Abraham an heir from his own body, Abraham stood in faith, believing what God had said despite his "impossible" situation (see Gen. 12-13; 15-18; 21). The Bible says he was "physically as good as dead" (Heb. 11:12).

But Abraham just kept praising and giving glory to God. As he did so, his faith grew strong, and ultimately God fulfilled His promise.

This same theme is repeated throughout God's Word: Worship wins the battle! Satan knows how dangerous we are with a heart full of faith. Worrying is an indication that we are not trusting in and fellowshiping with the Lord.

I remember a morning when I sat down in the chair I prayed in each day. I began to worry about whatever my current situation was and to consider what I was going to do about it.

Suddenly I heard that still, small voice inside my spirit say, "Joyce, are you going to fellowship with your problem or with Me?" God was more than willing to handle my problem if I was willing to forget it and spend time with Him.

Remember to worship, not to worry. Regardless of the difficulties you face, just keep praising God and giving Him glory. Faith will rise in your heart, and you will overcome.

Worshiping is actually fun and energizing, but worry makes our hearts heavy and causes a loss of joy.

Do you want to be sure all your needs will be met? Then start worshiping God. The Bible says there is no lack for those who truly worship the Lord with godly fear. Oh, worship and magnify the Lord with me! If God is for us, who can be against us?

Joyce Meyer

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Our culture today has been impacted by the hippie movement of a generation ago, and the hippie movement - at least as it influenced "middle America" - was influenced by the Jesus People movement. Here are some clips that show a little bit of that bit of sub-culture or counter-culture.
This is your heritage.





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Declare.

One of the most helpful tools to build your faith and renew your mind is to declare out loud what the Scriptures say. Paul told us that, “faith comes by hearing, hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). As you hear yourself speak God’s Word, the Holy Spirit will cause faith to come in the promises you are declaring.

Notice this gem from the book of Job (22:25-28) “Then the Almighty will be your gold and choice silver to you. For then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. You will pray to Him, and He will hear you . . . You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.”

Notice that in the context of prayer and delighting in the Almighty, Father hears our prayer and then we decree a thing and it will be established for us. As beings created in the image of our God, we speak to our situation and say, “Let there be light!” We call for a revelation of the truths that Jesus purchased for us.

In the New Testament, Jesus put it this way: Mark 11:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

Take note that Jesus is talking about our declarations. Speak to the mountain. Believe in your heart that what you are saying is coming to pass and you will have whatever you are saying. Another translation puts it this way: “For most assuredly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says” (WEB).

Observe that he believes that what he is saying is happening. It doesn’t say anything about what he feels or what he sees with his natural eye, but rather what he is believing in his heart and saying with his mouth - because it is based on what God has said - is happening.

Consider for a few minutes some other similar thoughts from Jesus. In Luke 17:6 Jesus says, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.” The Passion Translation puts this quite clearly: “If you have even the smallest measure of authentic faith, it would be powerful enough to say to this large tree – ‘my faith will pull you up by the roots and throw you into the sea’ – and it will respond to your faith and obey you.” Certainly you have “even the smallest measure of authentic faith!”

And at another time He commented, “For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). Take note of the things Jesus said would be the result of faith-filled words: The mountains in our life would be removed. The problem we speak to would obey us. Nothing would be impossible for us.

So as you go through these promises and declare them, remember that God “watches over His Word to perform it.” And as the apostle Paul said, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak” (2 Cor. 4:13)


This is from a devotional series Joe McIntyre is preparing: Declaring Your Faith

The 50+ Generation

Are you over 50? God's up to something in this generation's saints. Most of these clips include ads for a conference next month (o...