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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PRAYER: THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT   Leave a comment

PRAYER: THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT.

Posted January 9, 2014 by theprayeroffaithshall in Prayers

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Thy Word have I hid in my Heart   Leave a comment

As I was studying the word this morning, I felt impressed of The Lord to write out those scriptures my dad taught me as a child. As I pondered on them, they kept coming to me like a river.. Chapter and verse… Word for word.
I want to encourage others to remember what the Lord put in their heart as a child, through our parents. Forward this BLOG to others and comment on it and we can all learn from each other. We all have different paths, but the same word that is the same yesterday, today and Forever!

Reminds me of these scriptures:

Hebrews 13:7-8 (KJV)
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Here are the Scriptures my Dad taught me when I was young:

Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Romans 6:23 (KJV)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:28 (KJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 (KJV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So what are those scriptures that your loved one taught you when you were little that you still remember? CHAPTER AND VERSE?

Oh and my mom sat down with me and taught me to memorize this one:

Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

About two months ago I was praying with my friend and we were interceding for our siblings to grow closer to the Lord and all of the sudden I stopped the prayer and quoted the verse above from Joshua 1:8
My prayer partner asked me about it and I prophesied that our siblings would remember those scriptures our parents had taught us as children.

The next day I received a text out of the blue from my brother with Joshua 1:8…

This is not typical of my brother.. He couldn’t quite remember who taught it to him.. But he remembered that this book of the law shall not depart from out of my mouth..the whole verse!

The Word of God is true!

Psalm 119:11 (KJV)
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Amazing! Thank you Jesus!
Enough said! Praise be to God!

Sheila

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THE SACREDNESS OF TIME IN THE SPIRIT   Leave a comment

THE SACREDNESS OF TIME IN THE SPIRIT.

The FURNACE is BACK   Leave a comment

I AM SO EXCITED THAT THE FURNACE WILL BE STARTING BACK UP IN JANUARY!!!!
What is the Furnace you ask? Well, it is a night set aside to do nothing but seek the face of the Lord. The first 1/2 hour or so we just sit quietly before HIM and allow Him to speak to our hearts. There will be a worshipful CD playing during this time. Then a worship team will lead us as we enter into a time of corporate worship. There is a microphone at the front of the sanctuary for the purpose of sharing what you believe the Lord wants you to share with the Body. It must be relevant to what is happening in the service. If you are unsure, there are always members of leadership there to speak with and to get confirmation about the word and/ or the timing of the delivery.
I am very excited because when we gathered for these services in the past the Lord spoke to us and really ministered to us.
Stay tuned for more details!
Christina

Posted October 29, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in Upcoming Events

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