Back to the Future…Part IV

Final

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads?!? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

It’s been fun using ‘Back to the Future’ to look ahead at what God has for His people.

This will be the final installment of this series. If you haven’t read parts 1-3, I encourage you to do so (so it will make a little more sense).

We have talked about the “Old Corn”.

We have talked about the “Wine”.

Finally, we will talk about the “Oil”.


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There is a filling of the Spirit on the INSIDE, represented by the NEW WINE of the Spirit in the wineskin, which you can read about in the previous post…

There is also an anointing on the OUTSIDE of the OIL of the Spirit.

  • This is the anointing that sets you apart from the world;
  • This is the anointing that empowers a believer to speak with boldness, authority;
  • This is the anointing that empowers the believer to walk in courage and power;
  • This is the anointing that empowers the believer to be an effective witness;
  • This is the anointing that brings revelation of the Spirit where He promises to teach you all things and reveal things to you.

When and how does this happen? Read Acts 19:1-6 here.

Time is short. Those who have gathered to themselves the corn, wine, and oil will be part of His rule on earth during the thousand year reign.

Are you ready? With all that is going on in our country and in our world, we are on the edge of a new spiritual dynamic.

Some of you right now are summoning all the powers of a negative attitude you can muster but that’s because you’re thinking in terms of the flesh. I am NOT speaking in terms of the flesh but in terms of the Spirit!!!!!!!

God is doing some things that will blow the doors off of dead religion churches!!!! There is a generation of little ones being raised up with the spirit of the restoration of the Tabernacle of David in them (Praisers, songwriters, song singers, worshipers, dancers).

Many times we talk about the younger generations as though they are lost causes; they are not! God has many of them marked for His purposes and if we older fuddy-duddies in our 40-year-old choir robes and red-backed hymnals don’t go with the flow of God’s Spirit, we WILL be left behind!

The message doesn’t change but the way it is presented does. I still tell my wife I love her over the phone but I’m not talking to her over a Bell South, landline, wall-mounted, rotary dial telephone. I have a new shiny Galaxy S8!!!!!!!!

Jesus shook up the old religious fuddy-duddies of 2000 years ago and He is shaking up the same spirit today!!!!

 

The question is,

  • are you going to choose the religious path of the Pharisee or
  • will you take a chance, stepping out in faith and taking the Bible for what it says, trying a little new wine?

Acts 2:21

Luke 11:13

Luke 3:16

Oh yeah….there is fire!!!!

What does God have for you…just around the corner?


Update: I wrote this a while back and scheduled it to post today (2/19/2018). It just so happens that I heard one of the most anointed and powerful messages on the upcoming generation that I have ever heard yesterday (2/18/2018).

If you’d like to hear this message from Pastor Kevin Wallace, please click Here. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes so prepare time to watch it. It is WELL worth it.

Blessings on you and yours.

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Back to the Future III

Final

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc. Where are you going now? Back to the future?
Dr. Emmett Brown: No, already been there.

Continuing from last week, the next thing Moses promised was wine.

You know the history. Mary goes to Jesus and says, “We have no wine”. And then she tells the servants in John 2:5, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

I want you to understand that if you want to partake of the new wine, then whatever He says, do it (even if it means leaving your home of 20 years, lol). Listen to me closely, we cannot like one part of the Bible, believe it, and obey it and not another part just because we don’t like it or because it doesn’t line up with what Mamma and Daddy said or what our denomination said.

Allow me to insert this right here before we continue. Joel 2 is happening right now in certain parts of the world. Don’t miss it!

Now, I want you to look very carefully at verse 6, John 2:6, And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

First of all, there were 6 pots. What does the number 6 represent in the Bible? Man. So these pots represent man.

Now, what kind of pots were they? Stone. That is very unusual because we know from archaeology that just about all their pitchers, bowls, and pots were made from clay.

Why stone? I began to study what stone has to do with us and I came across 1 Peter 2:5 talking about the church; born-again folks, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

These living stones were built up into a spiritual house, the body of Christ, those of us who are born-again.

So what does Jesus tell them to do with the pots? John 2:7, Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

So first…FIRST (everybody say, “first”) First He fills them with water.

What are we born of first? Jesus tells Nicodemus in the next chapter, John 3:5, Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

We are first born of water and then Jesus just gave away what happened to the water in the stone pots next, right? Bear in mind, this was a miracle of creation. Turning water into wine is not as simple as adding a packet of kool-aid. It is creation, and we are created a new people when we are born-again.

We are first born of water, then of the Spirit. That is the only way a person can enter into that Kingdom of God we talked about (Romans 14:17).

Here is where I am going to get a little rough. According to the Word of God, one cannot put new wine into…OLD wine-skins (Whew! I just felt the Holy Ghost!).

The old bottles are those who, through their traditions and doctrines of men, will not change. (I feel I have to say this and I’d like you to think about it seriously. Our traditions actually make the Word of God of no effect, Mark 7:13. The Holy Spirit can break those traditions in us and open us up to things we have never considered before. Talk about freedom!!!!)

They are so set in their ways, unwilling to admit they MIGHT be wrong about something, they are unable to receive the new wine. They have become hard and unusable, like an old wineskin.

These old wineskins only want teachers who will tickle their ears, and that does not just mean preaching easy things.

It can also mean preaching and teaching them only the things they have settled in their own minds as being the truth, having no ear to hear a fresh word from the Spirit, no heart to receive a fresh fire from the Holy Ghost.

“No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.” Matthew 9:16

This Scripture has the same meaning. If we try to patch up our old beliefs with a new belief, then the tear becomes worse. We need to throw away the old garment of religious tradition and put on with humility the new robe of righteousness. We cannot patch up the old.

I confess before you that just a few short years ago, I held some beliefs that I thought were true, simply because I had heard them for so long from people who I loved and respected for years, THANK GOD, only to find out these things I was taught were NOT true. THANK GOD that by revelation of the Holy Spirit, straight from the Word of God did I find out that Jesus Christ IS the same yesterday, today, and forever, and every promise is still true from beginning to end.

It’s not easy for some of us old Baptists or old Methodists, or old you-name-it, to understand. Many times we are like Nicodemus trying to understand Jesus on the very same point.

Luke 5:39 says, “No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, the old is better.”

Most of us who have been in church for years have some kind of ingrained teaching from the old, man-made church system and it is VERY difficult to get past things we have thought were true since we were kids from family, teachers, preachers, you name it.

When we have these old beliefs, it is easy to say the old wine is better. All this stuff about overcoming the old man and putting on the new man, being filled with new wine, walking in the Spirit, it’s not easy to grab hold of when we are so rooted in tradition.

Moses said we would gather corn, wine, and what? Oil.

There is a filling of the Spirit on the inside, represented by the new wine inside the wine-skin.

Next week, we’ll have the final installment and talk about the OIL.

Back to the Future II

Final

Marty McFly: Relax, Doc, it’s me, it’s Marty.
Dr. Emmett Brown: No, it can’t be, I just sent you back to the future.
Marty McFly: I know you just sent me back to the future, but I’m back. I’m back from the future.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Great Scott!

The DeLorean is speeding along as we continue to look back to look ahead (see last week’s post to understand


In Deuteronomy 11:1-14, Moses was prophesying that this is the time when we will gather the corn, wine, and oil.

What do these three things represent? Remember, everything in the OT foreshadows something in the new. This is deep but stay with me; according to Romans 14:17, the Kingdom of God is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

When we come into the Kingdom of God, in other words, when we start to live our lives right here and right now as God intended born-again folks to live, then we are not in the wilderness any-longer. It is comparable to Israel entering into the Promised Land.

Joshua 5:11-12, And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day. And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

When Israel entered into the Promised Land, they started eating the old corn of the land. The manna they had lived on in the wilderness had ceased.

What is “old corn”? Old corn is corn that had matured in the heat of summer. As we walk in the way God intended us to walk, we are going to begin to eat of the old corn – – – the mature nourishment God has planned for His people. We are going to partake of that which has been purified seven times (Psalm 12:6&7), proven by the heat of the summer.

What I am saying is this; in a serious child of God, one who is open for a move of His Spirit and His presence, His holiness and His righteousness, then we should be hungry,… NO, starving for the old corn, the true Word of God.

Not the sweet and easy taste of the manna alone, not just the milk of the Word, but the meat of the word; the old corn.

When the rain falls on us, when the Spirit of the living God brings us into a mature walk with Him, the wilderness manna won’t satisfy us anymore, our present understanding won’t satisfy.

When a person begins to truly walk in the Spirit, they won’t seek a modern God peddled by today’s apostate church system.

Instead they will return to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


 

Next week, we’ll take a look at the wine.

What does God have for you… just around the corner?

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Back to the Future…

Final

“Great Scott, Marty!” Shove some garbage into ‘Mr. Fusion’ and let’s fire up the DeLorean!

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We are looking backward so we can now look forward.

Way back in March of 2015 I uploaded a post entitled ‘The Corn, The Wine, And The Oil’. I released a few posts on the subject because it was too much for one.

The Lord has brought it to my attention again because it was definitely prophetic.

What was written came from a sermon the Lord gave me back then. The exciting thing is…it is happening!


Deuteronomy 11:13-14, And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

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The first rain and the latter rain is a whole other sermon in itself. But I want us to look at what follows; that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

Two things I want us to bear in mind:

  1. This blessing will only come (How?) IF we love God with all our heart and serve Him the same (v.13 above).
  2. Everything in the OT foreshadows something in the New.

With those two things in mind, let’s read verse 14 again, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

How many times have you referred to rain as a ‘HE’? I will give you three guesses Who this ‘HE’ is …

  1. Holy Ghost
  2. Holy Ghost
  3. Holy Ghost

As we search the Scriptures for early and latter rain, we have to come to Hosea.

Hosea 6:1-3, Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Stay with me now; 2 Peter 3:8 tells us that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day.

I believe Hosea is telling us about what is taking place in the last of the last days. He says, After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

The “two days” Hosea speaks of are the two thousand years of the church age, after which Jesus returns for the “3rd day”, or the next thousand years wherein He will reign on earth. This is typically referred to as ‘The Millenial Reign’.

Everywhere else in the Bible, when the first and latter rain is mentioned, the first or early rain is mentioned first and the latter rain is mentioned second. That only makes sense, first and last, right?

Hosea mentions them the other way around. He says “latter” first, then “former”. Why? I believe he mentions “latter” first because it is the rain in the last days he is referring to. But look closely, he couples the latter AND the former rain together. No commas, no separation.

What does that mean? I believe it means the same thing that James tells us in the NT.

James 5:7, Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

So great is the pouring out of the Spirit in the last days that it will be like getting the early AND latter rain at the same time! A greater outpouring than even at the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago, as recorded in the book of Acts!

Stay with me and tune in next week, as we continue and discover what the corn, wine, and oil are.

What does God have for you…just around the corner?

Rejoice in your Neediness

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Rejoice in your neediness.

At the end of most days, Missy and I share with one another what The Lord had shown us, spoken to us, or allowed us to be a part of. Today was no different as we got home this evening and began supper.

It turns out that Missy’s morning devotion today really spoke to her. When she shared it with me it spoke to me, as well. She said she wept as she prayed in the Spirit, crying out to God after reading her devotion.

Instead of skimming over it and cutting it short I will put the entire devotion here…

Your needs and My riches are a perfect fit. I never meant for you to be self-sufficient. Instead, I designed you to need Me not only for daily bread but also for fulfillment of deep yearnings. I carefully crafted your longings and feelings of incompleteness to point you to me. Therefore, do not try to bury or deny these feelings. Beware also of trying to pacify these longings with lesser gods: people, possessions, power.

Come to Me in all your neediness, with defenses down and with desire to be blessed. As you spend time in My Presence, your deepest longings are fulfilled. Rejoice in your neediness, which enables you to find intimate completion in Me.

Rejoice in your neediness…Rejoice in your neediness.

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She said she began to cry out to God…

“I rejoice in my pain.”

“I rejoice in my sorrow.”

“I rejoice in my broken heart.”

“I rejoice in my longing to hold my son.”

“I rejoice in that empty place where he used to be.”

“I rejoice because my neediness causes me to seek Your face, causes me to draw close to You Jesus, and that makes me complete.”


What does God have for you…just around the corner?

Jayd

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A dear sister in Christ encouraged me to share some things regarding my son, Jayd; our journey through the ups and downs of his two and a half years with cancer; our belief he would be healed, and ultimately our letting him go to be with The Lord.

One thing that took place…

Many people brought food and love and prayers over to the house the last couple of weeks Jayd was still with us. Some of those people came back to Jayd and Jacee’s room to join us in worship.

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Yes, WORSHIP.

We had some very powerful worship times in their room. We would begin to sing and lift up our hands, hearts, and voices to The Lord. Before you knew it, the Spirit had filled the room and we were praying in The Spirit. Tears flowed down our faces, not over Jayd’s condition but simply from the Holy presence of God being so thick.

Another thing that took place…

The last couple of nights Jayd was still with us we prayed in shifts. Jacee’s Mom took 10pm to 12am. My wife’s Aunt and Mom took 12am to 2am. My wife and I took 2am to 4am. Another couple (a wonderful couple that drove 14 hours all the way from Fredericksburg, Texas simply because God told them to) took 4am to 6am.

One thing I’d like to say about this prayer vigil; on the Monday night/Tuesday morning, two days before Jayd left, Missy and I went into the small room where we were praying. There was a heaviness in the air. We could not ‘get going’ for anything. I cannot describe to you how difficult it was to begin praying. It was like pulling teeth.

Finally, after about the first hour, we broke through and it began to flow.

The next morning we were talking to the couple from Texas and they had experienced exactly the same thing. There was a dark and heavy spirit over the house trying to keep us from praying. We did not give up and all eventually broke through.

The next night, the night before Jayd went home to be with The Lord, it was completely different. As soon as we entered that room we began to flow in the Spirit in our prayers. There was such a sweet peace over that house, completely opposite of what it had been the night before.

We found out in conversation that morning that the couple from Texas…you guessed it, experienced the very same thing.

Then on September 7th, after 2 solid days of being nonresponsive and eyes glazed over, Jayd spoke!

Suddenly out of nowhere, he began to say over and over, “It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s gonna be alright.”

The past couple of weeks Jayd had been in and out of consciousness. He would say things while he was out of it. One time, out of the blue, he said, “We’re almost there.” Jacee asked, “Where, Babe?” Without ever opening his eyes and coming to, Jayd said, “The River.”

We just wonder what God was showing him during those times of unconsciousness? The Jordan river?

Once he mentioned ‘Abraham’ and once ‘Jonah’. One time he blurted out, “What’s the purple for?”

Was Jesus showing him robes of royalty?

Then on that last day, after he had said, “It’s alright” over and over he suddenly sat up in bed, his eyes wide open. His eyes had not been wide open for some time but they were W-I-D-E open now and not just staring off into space. He was focused on something.

The lady from Texas, Cecilia, asked him, “What do you see, Jayd? Do you see angels?”

As clear as a bell, Jayd said, “I do see an Angel. I do see and Angel!”

Then he laid back, his breathing slowed, and then stopped.

We wanted Jayd to be physically healed. We wanted this for selfish reasons.

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God had much bigger purposes for Jayd and Jacee.

Someone who doesn’t know God might ask, “What good did all that praying and worshipping do? What good did it do that you stayed up at night, lost sleep, and cried out to God?”

I cannot begin to list all the good it did.

  • It prepared us to accept His will and not be so focused on our own will.
  • Jayd was supposed to be in terrible pain. He had none. He was not even taking pain meds at the end.
  • Look at all the beautiful gifts God gave us in the things Jayd said above.
  • Jayd and Jacee’s story (which I call a ministry) touched so many lives and is still touching lives after He has gone.
  • I cannot mention names because it is personal to those to which it happened but emotional and relational healings took place, even at the graveside service, through Jayd and Jacee’s ministry.
  • We the family, as well as some others who came in, felt the tangible love and grace of God that had been prayed down into that house.

I could go on but I’ve written enough for today.

Thank you, Ms. Peggy (Ms. Piggy 🙂 ) for encouraging me to share some of what happened with Jayd. I pray that someone is encouraged by something in all of this.

It is hard to say, “See you later” to a child. It is not nearly as hard as it was for Jesus to go to the cross, knowing what He was about to face. But for the love of you and me, He cried out, “…Nevertheless not my will, but Thine, be done”.

Can you say that to God?

If so…

What does God have for you…just around the corner?

Things Are About to Get Back to Normal

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Normal as defined by God.

Wow! What a week of revelation and how blessed I was to be able to share it with the Church.

Do you want to be a part of a great last-days revival and soul harvest?

Do not answer that too quickly. If you look at history and the great revivals you will see a pattern. Every time a great revival took place, it started with people who were absolutely broken and humble before God. I am talking about on their faces with tears streaming down their faces over the realization of their sin before a Holy God and being so hungry for more of Him they gave up themselves to Him.

Such a remnant of people in the church exists NOW.

God is bestowing upon man a ‘last act’ grace, a sovereign move of His Holy Spirit upon all mankind; a last chance to heed His call; people’s last opportunity, God’s last call.

Can the world that has rejected God, rushing head on into judgment expect to see the fires of revival?

Strange as it may seem, the greatest revivals have always come at the darkest hour.

The rain of the Spirit has fallen at different times throughout history when and where a people are open to Him, but the Lord has reserved the best wine for last.

More people have been saved in the last decade than in the previous two thousand years combined! You will not hear about it on the news but I have a personal missionary friend who is seeing hundreds of Muslims having visions of Jesus and being born-again.

A church within a church is rising up; a remnant group of believers that were hidden for a season, while they were being trained and tested in the fires of affliction. These warriors of God will make the powers of darkness tremble, turning the world upside down (or as my Brother Dennis says, ‘right-side-up’) as the harvest of souls begins to takes place.

Believers and followers of Jesus Christ were never intended to be mere spectators who come to church once a week to hear a sermon and watch one man fulfill the role of ‘minister‘.

The doctrine of the Nicolaitans (power over the laity; Revelation 2:6; 15), which was already operating in the days of John the Apostle, has become entrenched in the Church today.

The Lord wants His house to be a training center for His people, where they are perfected, trained, and released for the work of the ministry (service).

A radical shift in our attitude toward ‘having church’ has to take place. Pastors and leaders must transition from just preaching/teaching to equipping; developing leaders; investing in people; focusing not only on the needs of the church but also focusing on the needs of the community.

The Lord wants His church back, and He is calling all of His people to find their place in ministry.

Every believer is called to ministry (to serve), but it is going to take mature congregations, who are not afraid or intimidated by the abilities of others, to place each person in their set place, develop the gifting and callings inside of them, teach them how to function and then release them to operate there (Ephesians 4:11-16).

The full revelation of Christ through His body will only come as we begin to function in unity as a body; each believer doing what he has been gifted to do by the Lord.

God has chosen earthen vessels to manifest His glory and power on the earth, it behooves us to learn and understand Him, His kingdom, His power and His glory, and how He desires to reveal it through us.

I have a hard word…

There are too many people out of place in the Church. People with no anointing, doing things they were never called by God to do, and highly anointed godly vessels sitting in the pews doing nothing.

Every ministry and every believer need to become aligned with God’s will for their lives so as to maximize their fruitfulness and usefulness. None of us is worthy to be used of God like this, but we understand that it is only by the grace of God that He uses us. Therefore, our focus must always be on Him, and not ourselves.

Are you ready to stop watching and start participating?

Humble yourself before God, repent and do the first works, and return to your first love. God will not reject a broken and contrite heart.

If you are ready, if you do this…

What does God have for you…just around the corner?