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Rehearse The Living Word From Generation to Generation

As we conclude the time of Sukkot, we enter into the days of Simchat Torah, which means the joy of Torah. This Word shows us the importance of this time. When the Israelites were ready to take the promised land after 40 years of wandering in the wilderness because of their unbelief, Moses made clear to them the importance of remembering the Word of God and teaching it to generations to come. As with the Israelites, we must ask ourselves, “Are we going to make the same mistakes of the past? Or have we learned our lesson? Can we keep that lesson alive for us and for our children?” The answer is in rehearsing the Word, in binding it to our hearts.

Let us find the foundations of our faith, what God has called us to be, and what He has spoken to us. Faith comes by hearing the Word, so we do this by rehearsing His Word and remembering that He is mighty and powerful enough to provide us with what He has promised.

This message titled “Rehearse The Living Word From Generation to Generation” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

His Divine Power Grants Us Possession Of The Promises

The Israelites’ time in the wilderness was a consequence of their unbelief. In this Feast of Tabernacles message, we open our hearts to the lesson the Lord wants to impart to us out of their experience.

God exercised great power when He delivered the Israelites from Egypt, not only to judge Egypt, but also to impress upon His people His great strength and authority. However, when the Israelites were ready to enter the promised land, it was occupied by nations greater and stronger than they were (Deuteronomy 7:1). God wanted them to stand in awe and watch Him move with His power and might to rid the promised land of the oppressors and give the Israelites what He had promised them, but their response was to shrink back in fear and unbelief.

Their story shows us a pattern. Whenever God gives a promise, it takes His power and His authority to fulfill it. Just as God’s promise and covenant to Israel are eternal and forever, so are His promises to us. We are positioned to enter into these promises, but they are oppressed and restrained by the powers of darkness. We must believe that He is strong and capable enough to fulfill what He has promised (II Peter 1:3-4).

In this time of Sukkot, we cry out to You Lord to avenge us speedily and remove the spirits that are sitting as a restraint on the promises that belong to us as our heritage.

This message titled “His Divine Power Grants Us Possession Of The Promises” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

Tabernacles – Remembering The Wilderness

As we rehearse the story of the Israelites in the wilderness during Sukkot, let us remember their absolute dependency on the Lord for everything they needed to survive (Deuteronomy 8:2-3). We celebrate Tabernacles with thanksgiving, remembering that everything we have is by the grace of God.

I spoke about this during a campout weekend at Hale O Nā Kāula, and you can listen to this short message below.

 

 

The Power Of Atonement – Access To The Salvation Reserved For You

When Christ came as the manifestation of Yom Kippur in the earth, He dealt with sin once for all. He reconciled all things to the Father and gave us access to enter the Father’s presence. However, the Day of Atonement also points us to the salvation reserved in heaven, ready to be revealed in the last time (I Peter 1:3-5).

Lord, we appropriate the power of Your atonement. We press in to lay hold of the salvation reserved for us – a salvation without reference to sin (Hebrews 9:28).

This message titled “The Power Of Atonement – Access To The Salvation Reserved For You” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

Atonement – Confession and Sanctification

This Word prepares us to enter into the Day of Atonement. In these Ten Days of Repentance, we are reaching for the reality of sanctification and to see the Lord reveal to us the root of our transgression. In the full experience of sanctification, there is not only forgiveness of sin, but the nature that caused that sin is removed.

Saul could not find repentance because he refused to discern his sin. The dangerous state of deception that Saul lived in is a warning for us in these days. If we are able to discern our sin and confess it, then He will forgive us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9).

In this time of repentance, we are looking for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. We start the process of our complete sanctification by refusing to deceive ourselves and by being open to His voice about what it is we need to confess.

With this Word, we reach for the greatest Yom Kippur we have ever experienced.

This message titled “Atonement – Confession and Sanctification” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

You Are Responsible To Speak The Truth In Love

The Lord has been speaking to us about our growth and maturity as a prophetic community, and this Word shows us the first step: speaking the truth in love. When each member of the Body speaks the truth in love to each other, we grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:15). It is easy to rely on a hierarchical structure because it does not require the congregants to mature in the Lord.

Maturity requires something of each one of us. If we are to speak the truth, we must begin by waiting on the Lord, praying in the Spirit, and learning His voice. Learn the truth and appropriate God’s love to speak it. Our growth and maturity as a prophetic community requires that we take this step. By speaking the truth in love, we will create a greater flow of the living Word to each other and to the nations.

This message titled “You Are Responsible To Speak The Truth In Love” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

Our Goal As A School Of Prophets – Mature Sons Of God

This Word describes a new day in which the Lord is moving us out of a hierarchical structure into functioning as a family and prophetic community. We are to be a movement in which each member of the Body matures and takes responsibility.

The church was never meant to be a hierarchy, but to be a body of people growing up in love by that which every joint supplies. “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16).

We’ve heard this teaching before, but now we are going to do it. We must find a way to grow and become all that God has called us to be. Holy Spirit, teach us, lead us, and guide us as we move away from hierarchy into being a prophetic community.

This message titled “Our Goal As A School Of Prophets – Mature Sons Of God” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

The God Who Manifests As Father

This Father’s Day message opens up to us a new level of a very real relationship with God as our Father. In I Chronicles 29, David praises God’s many wonderful attributes. But first and foremost, David says, “Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever.” He recognized that above all things, God is our Father.

We must recognize that everything God is doing comes through this relationship to us as Father. This pattern can be seen in the Scriptures. When God judged the gods of Egypt, He was bringing His sons into a relationship with Him. When God brought forth salvation, He did it in a Father-Son relationship. And from that time until now, God as our Father is bringing forth His Kingdom through a relationship to His sons.

Today, we worship God for all that He is. He is powerful, He is wonderful—beyond description and comprehension. He is over all things and created all things, but He chooses to relate to us as our Father. Let it be that real and personal. Father, help us see that in everything You are doing, You are bringing each of us into a personal relationship with You as our Father.

This message titled “The God Who Manifests As Father” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

The War Over Wisdom

This Word sets us on a path to reach for God’s wisdom and prepares us to be a school of prophets. When Paul heard about the faith that existed in the Ephesian church, he prayed that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened, so that they would know the hope of God’s calling (Ephesians 1:18). We, too, need this enlightening of our hearts, because we must have understanding in order to be His ambassadors and fulfill His purposes.

There is a war against this wisdom. We live in passivity, not realizing how important it is that we reach into His understanding. It may seem that the negative side of the spirit world has wisdom; however, the Scriptures say that “If they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (I Corinthians 2:8). The only way to receive this understanding is by the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 2:11). God has hidden the wisdom and the knowledge, but He is ready to freely give it to us by His Holy Spirit. He will impart that which is necessary for us to function as His instruments.

Lord, free us of our ignorance! Open the eyes of our hearts. He loves us so deeply and dearly. It’s time for us to repent of the passivity we’ve had toward our ignorance and become His mature sons.

This message titled “The War Over Wisdom” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.

The End Of The Story: All Things Subjected To The Father

What is our walk with God really all about? This message gives us the answer. Paul writes: “Then comes the end, when He (Christ) hands over the kingdom to the God and Father” (I Corinthians 15:24). God promised that His Kingdom would manifest on earth, but how do we get there? It must happen in God’s order, which means that it must happen according to God’s divine order of authority and in a specific, sequential process.

For the Kingdom to manifest, there must be a perfect divine order put in place. Christ is the first fruits (I Corinthians 15:20) because He was made perfect in obedience, and the Kingdom is all about obedience. Christ came with a heart to do the will of the Father. The Father resurrected Him and sat Him at God’s right hand above all other spiritual and natural rulers. In the end, all things will be subject to Christ and then He, in His free will, will give all things over in submission to the Father (I Corinthians 15:28). Right now, however, not all things are in subjection to Christ. In the establishment of the Kingdom, as these principalities and powers are displaced, they must be replaced with a true order in submission to Christ.

We fit into this picture because God will use us to replace the spirits who are disobedient and in rebellion. He uses the base things to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27). God is preparing us for this, because we cannot displace these spiritual dominions unless we, in our free wills, are obedient in submission to Christ. In God’s grace, He works this preparation in us.

I bless this to our hearts, and I pray that we have eyes to see what God is doing. His real purpose is bringing us into this process with Him of establishing His rule and reign. Lord, help us with this, and we pray like You taught us that Your Kingdom be established on earth as it is in heaven.

This message titled “The End Of The Story: All Things Subjected To The Father” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.