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Fresh Manna Daily   Leave a comment

In Exodus chapter 16 we read as the Lord speaks to Moses concerning the children of Israel. At this point the Lord is telling Moses that He has heard the grumblings of the people and He is going to answer them by feeding them quail in the evenings and bread in the mornings. He gave them strict instructions to only gather a specified amount for each person to last for each day and not to keep any extra for the next day. Those that disobeyed found that the bread (or “manna”) they had saved from the day before was full of maggots and smelled.

In Deuteronomy chapter 8 it says “ 2Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

Notice that the scripture says that the LORD LED them into the wilderness and that He did this in order to humble them and to see what was in their hearts. He also CAUSED them to hunger to teach them that we should find our sustenance in the Bread that comes from Heaven. The very words that come from the mouth of our God are the only thing that will satisfy a hungry soul that was led into the wilderness.

The next time we see verse 3 quoted in scripture is in Matthew Chapter 4:  “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Note that Jesus was LED by the Spirit of God into the wilderness just as the children of Israel. He was also led there to be tempted just as they were.  (The Greek word used here can also be translated as tested). He could have grumbled against His Father at having led him to that place or because He was hungry. Just as the children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights and he also was HUNGRY. His response to the devil was that he lives not by bread only but by every word that comes from the mouth of His Father.

In Matthew 6:11 Jesus is teaching us that we ought to pray this way: “Give us this day our DAILY BREAD”. It is no mistake that he is telling us to pray for fresh daily bread. I believe there is a principle being laid out for us in the scriptures to seek the Lord for daily bread from Heaven. We cannot live on the manna from yesterday. Not to say that what we received from the Lord the day before will be full of maggots but that the Lord intends to give us fresh manna DAILY. He has prepared fresh words for us to live by for TODAY. Our Heavenly Father knows what today will hold for us and He knows the exact words that we need to hear to be able to face THIS day. The words from yesterday may no longer be applicable for what we must face TODAY.

One last food for thought (pun intended J )…Read Psalms 104. He gives life to everything on earth and in verse 15 it says that he” gives wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.” I love the wording chosen by the psalmist of “Bread that sustains their hearts”. How I know that one fresh word from my Lord can sustain my heart. It can satisfy any hunger and put to rest any fears or doubts that may come as we are walking in our wilderness.

Christina

Posted February 8, 2014 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

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THE SACREDNESS OF TIME IN THE SPIRIT   Leave a comment

THE SACREDNESS OF TIME IN THE SPIRIT.

The Hidden Treasures must be sought After   Leave a comment

The Lord recently showed me a picture of His heart. It looked like a cavern; the kind of cavern that you would mine for diamonds in. The impression that was on my heart at the time was

Matthew 13:44-46 (NIV)     The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

The hidden mysteries of the Lord’s heart are like treasures that are hidden and must be sought out. The Bible tells us to “seek the Kingdom” (Mt 6:33), to “seek and we shall find” (Mt 7:7)

You see, they are AVAILABLE to ALL but they are not just laying out on the ground for any Joe Schmoe to come by and flippantly pick them up. If they were just laying around then they would not be as precious stones and full of value. Think about a diamond for example, a diamond has it’s value because of the work and effort that is put into perfecting it. The ones that are more rare and full of more dimension go up in value. The Lord’s treasures are the same. The mysteries that are more valuable must be sought after with a pure heart.

I am not implying that we must “WORK” for the Lord to show you things but I do believe that we must “SEEK” out HIS heart.

How do we seek?

I believe being diligent in prayer, reading of the Word, filling our spirits with Godly teaching, and WORSHIP are great ways to do this. If we will humble ourselves before the Almighty God of our Salvation He will surely respond. After all, HE inhabits our praises. He loves to connect with us intimately but often times it is us who cut ourselves short of a wonderful revelation and blessing from the LORD simply because we just don’t give HIM the time that HE deserves and longs for.

Another piece of this revelation began to unfold as I began to realize that there are also hidden treasures inside each one of us in the Body. Each one of us “Seekers” have gone into the caverns of the Heart of our Father and dug out a treasure, a revelation, a truth. What you may have dug out might possibly be a different stone than what I dug out or maybe it was the stone right next to where my stone was found. What I mean is this, we each see in part and you may have a part that I don’t have and I may have a part you don’t have but if we come together and share with each other our parts then we see more of the Bigger picture.

I am ready to dig down into the caverns of His heart and find some treasures. Want to go digging with me?

Christina

 

Posted October 29, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

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Four Levels of Healing By Todd Bentley   Leave a comment

Four Levels of Healing By Todd Bentley

The Faith Realm

1. The Word of Faith
Preaching from Bible who heard the Word, believed the Word, and confessed the Word

Anybody who teaches healing will have healing show up, even if that person does not have a gift of healing.
2. The Prayer of Faith
If you can pray in faith that God will do what God said He would do, God will do it-not because you have a gift of healing and miracle and you are an anointed vessel, but because healing is in the prayer of faith. The healing revivals of the 40’s and 50’s mostly demonstrated the prayer of faith. You received a prayer card when you completed a teaching on healing and on faith. And when they felt you were ready, they’d position you in the healing line If you are sick, the prayer of faith can operate on my faith or on yours.

The Sovereign Realm

The sovereign realm only works if the minister has the word of knowledge and the anointing is present. If there is no healing anointing or word of knowledge or angel or dream, then there is no healing. when the sovereign power of the spirit moves into a meeting, people can even be healed without any prayer of faith.
3. The Word of Knowledge

The word of knowledge isn’t of the faith realm; it’s of the sovereign realm. It’s not about how much faith someone has. It doesn’t take faith. It doesn’t even take faith on my part. Often before I even come into a healing meeting, I will wait one to three hours in a quiet listening, contemplative prayer with paper beside my bed and I’ll say “Father, take me into the service.” And I’ll visit the meeting hours before it even begins and see all of the miracles. At the start of the meeting, I’ll say, “I have fifteen word of knowledge tonight. Here they are.” And those fifteen things happen because what I saw was ordained in heaven. It doesn’t matter about your faith, or my faith, it’s about the vision. It’s about what the Father is doing. You see, it’s sovereign. It’s the ministry of Jesus; He only does the things He sees the Father do (John 5:19).
As I speak what God has shown me, people are healed because I am synchronizing heaven and earth. When you declare it, those miracles happen, even if the person receiving is an unbeliever. Why? Because you saw it in heaven and because the vision is true.

4. The Healing Anointing

The healing anointing is sovereign because it is no longer about how much faith you or I have, it is about how much of God is on a person or how much of God is in a service. Disease and devils flee because of the intensity of the presence of God in the room or on the person praying.
When you operate in the healing anointing, all sickness and disease is healed because of how much of the presence you have on your life-there is no limit; it is about how much God is in the room. It’s not limited by the boundaries of doubt, unbelief, and sin, or whether you are saved, have carried out these five principles, or renounces all your sin, or broken that soul tie. It doesn’t operate within those boundaries.

The Ministry of the Presence of the Lord

Kathryn Kuhlman’s ministry wasn’t about the word of God or faith and healing lines. It was about worship and atmosphere and how much of God was in the auditorium. People would get healed in their seats. In the midst of that presence, she would call out words of knowledge: “Somebody on the right side of the building just has their blind eye open. Stand up. That person there, your neck is getting healed. Somebody is getting out of a wheel chair at the back or the auditorium.”

When asked, she would say something like, “I don’t know how I know these things, but I know when the healings are happening. I just partner with the Holy Ghost and I call out what I know He is doing.” After establishing the healing atmosphere and calling out words, people would come to the platform to give testimony of how God healed them in their seats. The whole meeting was built around how much of God they could get and keep in the room. This type of healing meeting is in contrast to a service where people hear five hours of teaching. Or get a healing card, or where the emphasis in on faith only.

There is Room for All Levels

Most healing ministries today operate clearly within one of the models I have discussed so far. I’m not saying that one is better than another. I think it is best to combine the aspects of faith and sovereignty and to have room for all four levels of healing.

In the church today, people fail to receive healing and fail in the healing ministry because they get locked into a model and a method. We wait for a certain type of healing. “Todd called out ten words of knowledge last night, but he didn’t call me.” People wait in their seats thinking, if it’s God, He’ll tell Todd. So the word of knowledge doesn’t come and I move into preaching, and then people say, “He called out twelve words; I wasn’t one of them; lets go home. That’s it for healing tonight.” What they didn’t realize was that I was going to activate in another level of healing when I finished preaching. I was going to say, “Come down to the altar and I’ll lay hands on all the sick.” See, many are waiting for healing by the word of knowledge and so fail to receive it by the prayer of faith. People begin to prefer one over the other, and if it doesn’t come the way they were expecting, they can fail t receive their healing touch in the way God wanted to give it to them.

On the other hand, those ministering healing can often fail to release healing because they believe that faith is the only way to do healing. They leave no room for the word of knowledge. Everything is sovereign, sovereign, sovereign: “If I don’t hear God and I don’t have a vision or words of knowledge, then that’s it, I don’t do healing.”

When I minister, if I’m not moving in the sovereign realm of the word of knowledge, I just kick back into the faith realm and God meets me by the word of faith and the principle of faith.

I’ve watched other ministries that have prayed the mass prayer and people are healed because of the healing anointing, and yet, there were still many crippled and sick people at the end of the service. So I said, “God, what if at the end of the service-after calling out the word of knowledge and praying the mass prayer- the healing teams went out into the crowd and prayed until one o’clock in the morning?” When we began to operate in all four levels of healing I discovered that far more people were being healed. We must not limit ourselves to one model only! We must seek the Lord in each situation to see which model or models He wants us to use.

In some situations, Jesus healed people by faith. In fact, His healing power was never limited by a person’s own level of faith. He healed the centurion’s servant because of the centurion’s “great faith” (Matt. 8:10) and because he believed (v. 13). In another situation, He healed a paralytic because when his friends brought him to Jesus, the Lord “saw their faith” (Matt.9:1-2) And then there was the time that a seriously ill woman touched Jesus’ garment and she was healed because of her faith (Matt. 9:22). Also, two blind men were healed because of their faith that Jesus could heal them (Matt. 9:27-30). God releases healing in response to faith!

Jesus also healed by the sovereign realm: “And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed by their diseases, as well as those who were tormented by unclean spirits. And they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him, for power went out from Him and healed them all” (Luke 6:17-19). In this situation, Jesus isn’t ministering healing by faith, but there is so much of God’s presence there that every person is healed.

There are instances where the power of God is released and there is a corporate atmosphere, and then there are times when God wants us to engage in faith. Or, perhaps there is a time He wants to heal by the Word as it builds faith, or as we receive a word of knowledge.

As a believer called to the healing ministry, the Lord wants you to understand each of these levels of healing, and to learn to minister in each one. God does not just work healing through one method. God does not just work healing in one method. In His wonderful grace, He has provided many ways for people to receive divine healing. His heart is for everyone to be healed. As you begin to grow in the ministry of healing, be sensitive to the Spirit and stretch yourself to operate in (and receive from) all four of these wonderful levels of healing.

As a believer called to the healing ministry, the Lord wants you to understand each of these levels of healing, and to learn to minister in each one. God does not just work healing through one method. God does not just work healing in one method. In His wonderful grace, He has provided many ways for people to receive divine healing. His heart is for everyone to be healed. As you begin to grow in the ministry of healing, be sensitive to the Spirit and stretch yourself to operate in (and receive from) all four of these wonderful levels of healing.

Posted October 19, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

Prayer release from 10/16/13   Leave a comment

This is a transcript of some of our prayer time from last night

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Posted October 17, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

Fresh Word   Leave a comment

This is what the Lord layed on April’s heart last night. She shared it with me and said that I could post it here for all to hear:

Isaiah 34 and 19..share the opportunity to pray about these things. know there will be a fight on your hands but you will not fail; do not question me; trust me; I have you and I have your back..

behind You.. before you..quiet your soul and listen..

the time is near, there is a season it’s becoming quite clear, the nations are rising and I hear the pleas,my people are calling they’re down on their knees,  I’ll not be mistaken in how I approach, the harvesters the laborers the land owners who search..for me, gone is the time when the mocker succeeds, concede he will, bleed he will; greed will kill the will. Stare in my eyes and you’ll see this is truth, I don’t lie nor defy my word. choose me or lose me. I died,now I live. no excuses to give; hear me beckon your heart for I’ll soon depart and declare for your blasphemy I knew you not…now what say you…

Posted July 22, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Uncategorized

Kingdom on Earth   Leave a comment

Last night we met for a time of worship and prayer. There was one brother who came so hungry! It was so beautiful to watch the Lord respond to this man’s hunger. He always responds to our cry for HIM!

At the beginning of the night we prayed that this would not just be another gathering or meeting but that we would truly be changed by the presence of God. We asked for Him to share His heart with us. That our hearts would be moved and broken for the things that break His.

We suddenly found ourselves singing about entering into the Lord’s chambers. There was such an intimacy in the room. He was asking us to come into the King’s chambers and to listen as He speaks to us the things that are on His heart.

At one point Nikki spoke on behalf of the Lord saying…You are asking for my heart but are you sure you want it? It will hurt. Are you really sure you want it?

We immediately responded with “YES!” Then He immediately responded with more of His presence. As if to say, OK then, here you go.

We know that understanding the sufferings and joys of the Lord’s heart will not come without sacrifice. We must be wiling to sacrifice our time, personal agendas and ideas in order to steal away with Him. We must be willing to set aside what we WANT to do and do what He asks us to do. Knowing His heart will require obedience and sacrifice. But Ohhhhh, the reward of knowing Him is worth it ALL!

We also sang about His eyes of Fire. Oh just one glance from Him and we are changed! Just one glance from Him and our hearts can’t but yearn to see His Kingdom fulfilled on the earth. Just one glance from His eyes and our hearts can’t help but break for a lost and dying world to know HIM!

He is our prize. He is our reward. He is the lifter of our heads. He is our peace. He is our Everything!

This morning my husband and I were at church and there were so many references to the Lord’s heart as we all cried out for a real moving of Heaven on Earth. The Lord’s response to this cry was that He had already given us the Kingdom and it is up to us to yield to His Spirit inside of us and for us to Bring Heaven to Earth!!!

Yes God! May your sons and daughters realize the kingdom that lives inside of them and start living up to the standards of the King! That the bride of Christ conduct herself in a manner worthy of her Groom! That the people of the Almighty “I AM” walk worthy of the calling that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Come church. Let’s march together. One heart, one mind, one spirit as the Lord prayed that we would be ONE. Come let’s be One with each other as we yield to the ONE who called us.

Christina

Posted June 30, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in On My Mind, Uncategorized