Holy Spirit, come. Thank You.
“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”
“Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?”
“But He knew what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and come forward!” And he got up and came forward.”
“And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.”
Jesus was entirely God in the flesh. He knew the thoughts of the people around Him. Do you think that’s possible for you to do what Jesus did in this capacity? Do you think it’s possible to know the thoughts of the people around you?
Do you monitor the thoughts that go through your mind regularly or not so much? Did you know that every thought you think isn’t necessarily yours? In the spirit realm there’s so much activity taking place on a continual basis. It would blow our minds if we could physically see it.
For those baptized in the Holy Ghost, it’s possible to walk as Jesus walked, to be perfect as He is perfect, to do greater things than He did – if, you only believe. That’s what the Bible says anyway, regarding those who believe. The Holy Ghost is everywhere all the time in and around each of us. As we go deeper into a relationship with the Holy Spirit, it is possible to have a continual conversation with Him and know the things He knows. He talks on a regular basis to those who have ears to hear. Do you have ears to hear?
It’s kind of like a spiritual cell phone. The Apostle Paul instructs us to “pray” without ceasing. We can have a conversation going 24 hours a day. He’s continually talking; if we’re listening and paying attention, we won’t miss Him. When we read the Bible, we get to know God, how He talks and how He thinks. This builds our discernment to filter better the thoughts and ideas going through our heads.
How do I know someone can hear or know the thoughts of others like Jesus did? I can and do hear the thoughts of others at times. About ten years ago now, I was on an extended fast. Some friends wanted to receive some inner healing. I was there to listen merely, pray and share anything that the Lord might be prompted with. He showed me how the session would go instance by instance. At the end of it, a question was asked of the recipient being ministered to. I began to write down what I heard the Lord saying, only moments after I started to write the sentence, the recipient being ministered to spoke the exact words I was in the process of writing out. I dropped the pen mid-sentence. It freaked me out a little, to be honest. This was the first time I’d encountered hearing the thoughts of another in such a profound and verifiable way.
Another time playing a game with friends, we were going around the room sharing on a particular topic. I realized what the person next to me was going to say so I switched places because I was going to say the same thing. As I began to share the person I switched places with friendly hit me and exclaimed that’s what they were going to say. I then revealed that’s exactly why I moved places because I knew we were going to say the same thing. It was funny for everyone.
As I’ve continually monitored my thoughts, discernment has grown and understanding what people are thinking has become a strength. Don’t get me wrong, if you came up to me and asked, “what am I thinking? or “I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 100, what is it?” It’s a work in progress and I’m not on that level yet.
What’s even more fascinating is hearing the prayers of others about you. It’s an intimate thing to have the Lord let you see/hear what people are praying for you. It’s such a blessing to know people are praying for you and sometimes it can be a little painful or hurtful. People don’t always pray warm fluffy prayers about you or think nice warm thoughts towards you for one reason or another. People will even pray for you to leave a situation, in a “clever” way, but go against the assignment of God. They’ll pray against His will, which is a little amusing. At times I’ve accommodated such requests (then they think God answered their prayer – no He didn’t, I just provided the situation a little time out), but it only prolongs the assignment that God wants to accomplish. Timelines are a funny thing with God, but that’s another story.
Another name for prayers which oppose God’s plans and purposes are also known as “charismatic witchcraft.” which go against the assignment of God. Charismatic witchcraft is way too common in the Church. Whether it’s immaturity or intentional, the result is still the same. It’s a work of the flesh and sin. Repentance is the proper course of action.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery (also known as witchcraft – brackets added), hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
“O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth,[a] before whose eyes Jesus Christ was portrayed among you[b] as crucified? 2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?”
As we walk in the Spirit we are not manipulated or controlled, by those, for whatever reason may be toying with witchcraft for such purposes. We all have a choice. Are we going to seek God’s way and objectives or are we going to attempt our way and our own purposes? An excellent book to read on this subject is “Seductions Exposed” by Dr. Gary L. Greenwald, quite informative.
It’s much more fun and exciting to follow Jesus. He’s the real hero we want to copy and emulate – to do what He did and say what He said.
God bless you in the best and most worthy pursuit – the Man Jesus Christ. Have a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating the birth of the KING of kings.
Learn how to manage your money. Don’t let your money manage you.
It’s great to learn a system and mentality regarding how to become financially free, something hugely needed for the people of this nation.
The LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
I don’t love money, but I sure do use it and need to understand how it works.
Abraham understood wealth spiritually and physically. These two points are connected. Our mindset is the connecting point between the two.
This guy may or may not be a Christian, doesn’t sound like he is, but he does use biblical principles to teach stewardship.
If you listen to this and learned something new, leave a comment.
All the best to you and your journey in the abundant life and progress towards financial freedom.
This is a brilliant content piece with 80 parts to it. Walk through the sands of time to understand human history according to the Bible. I’m half way through at this point and have found this documentary of sorts, fascinating. Perfect for a long car ride or a Sunday morning.
Media – is a spirit that influences and shapes the entire planet’s think.
It’s time to understand how this game works.
It’s time to wake up and get in the game.
Devon Franklin speaks about life in the midst of waiting for the dream to manifest. I appreciate his bold faith to believe God for the impossible. He’s a great speaker that will inspire, encourage and challenge you to go after that’s available in God.
If you feel like you’ve been waiting a long time for your dream to manifest, check out this message by Devon. He’s got quite a testimony and now God is releasing him all over media to bring influence to the Church and the secular. He’s an example of what Lance Wallnau would identify as a 7 mountain conqueror. He’s expanding and taking ground for the Kingdom of God and dancing on that which is not of God. Would love to hear any comments on how this message inspired and impacted you.
What was your number 1 take away?
What have you been waiting for to see happen in your life?
How is God speaking to you in the journey?
It’s cool to see college class mates not only experiencing major career success, but more importantly experiencing tremendous success living whole hearted for God. Devon speaks with clarity and understanding to the realities of life in God.
Listen to this uplifting message on letting go of the past and running into the amazing destiny God has for each of us. It’s over. It’s over. It’s over. Watch out for those texts from people who don’t belong in your future. Tell them how it is in love and make room for the new and improved for what God has for you. You have no idea how good it will be! God is faithful.
It’s over. Forget the former things. Time to move on! Gotta go, Jesus has too much in store for the future to be holding onto the past. Behold, God is doing a new thing.
Moving forward! Watch out world, Jesus is coming!
Lord, bless Devon Franklin. Let him continue to walk humbly before you, speaking with clarity and from Your Word. Expand the ground under his feet according to Your perfect timing. Open the doors You have for him and keep all the wrong doors shut. Increase his discernment, wisdom and understanding. Let Your light shine powerfully through him. In Jesus name. Thank You Lord! Amen.
Who do you know who needs to hear this message? Share it with them and help them get the victory too!
Love this message by Devon. It’s time to go vertical. Boom.
Devon Franklin has a refreshing word about going after the dreams God’s put in your heart.
There’s so much possibility and breakthrough with a BIG Living and Active God.
Francis Chan is such a breath of fresh air for the body of Christ. I love this conversation on the picture of maturity. I am filled with anticipation for the Bride of Christ to move beyond the current plateau. It’s time to put the milk away.
Hey, we’re all guilty of falling short, and some of the antics Christians pull are down right silly. I’m guilty, and you’re guilty, so what do we do with it? Forgive. Forgiveness is this absent unspoken thing within the Church. People generally don’t do Matthew 18. People generally don’t go to their brother before leaving the gift at the altar to reconcile differences. Unforgiveness reigns in the heart of man, and yet the claimer of Christ still thinks they’re okay. “I’m okay.” Imagine how much different society would become or marriages for that matter with intentional forgiveness face-to-face. Credible. They’d be totally credible.
Is it just me or does the Church at times seem to be filled with false pretense and people attempting to play nice. Imagine for a second if the Church could get rid of being nice and start getting real? True love would begin to flow. Hearts could sit in an atmosphere where they might warm towards one another. Sure it might be challenging, awkward and on the other side of awkward, healing and love could spring forth. Real unity and fellowship of the brethren. Real honor will manifest.
Devoted. There’s a scary word for the Church. What a picture that word paints. Devotion for and to one another. Wow. Dedicated people drawn together in His love. Powerful.
Francis Chan is always concise, compassionate and to the point. Way to address the elephants in the room.
Lord, release. Release it and let the Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Mature us and make us Biblical. I forgive everyone, for everything, with my whole heart, my whole heart and I bless all those who have caused me harm intentionally or unintentionally. In Y’shua’s name. Thank You. Amen.
Tony Robbins speaks on how to train your brain – program your brain for the outcomes you desire in life. It’s interesting to see how he uses biblical principles and teachings to be applied to every day life. Please note, he does not reference scripture and he does cuss. I can see biblical principles through out his teaching, along with truths regarding who we are according to the word of God. Do I agree with everything he says or does? No. However, the purpose is to learn and think about some ideas – according to the Bible and apply those to our lives.
You’re going to have your best year yet! Go for it! 2017 is going to be awesome! 🙂
YHWH bless you! 🙂