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.
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.
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.
One of the best Pro-life speeches EVER! Gianna Jessen abortion survivor. The truth about abortion you won’t hear in mainstream media today.
When we realize society at large is responsible for the on-going slaughter of 1,000,000+ babies every year in the USA alone, we will finally begin to see the tied turn and other viable – real solutions come to surface more and more.
This is NOT about a woman’s right to “choose” this is about a lie that started back at Jane Roe Vs. Wade, perpetuated for nearly 50 years and has deceived millions, upon millions of young women into thinking it’s “okay” to murder the baby in their belly. Society has failed our women and children. Men have failed women and children. For a woman to go through the heinous process of murdering a real person in their own body is exceedingly traumatizing to them physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Jane Roe’s Testimony about the lie:
In this video below, which is older than the 1 minute video above, Jane Roe (Norma McCovey) indicates she just got baptized back in 1995 and thought 1st tri-mester abortion is okay. However, in the newer video she refutes this idea and now is against the entire thing, completely. I put this link in simply to provide more of her journey and life as ABC Nightline News reports. Psalm 139 talks about how God knew us when we were only “substance” and that He knits us together in the mother’s womb.
[Psa 139:13-18 NKJV] 13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And [that] my soul knows very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, [And] skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When [as yet there were] none of them. 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18 [If] I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
Perhaps the most important conversation we can have, considering it seems that the legalization of killing babies leads to nearly 2x more deaths than the leading cause of death – heart disease in America (about 611,000 yearly).
I can’t help but wonder how future generations will look back on this generation, judge us for our moral depravity, and lack of compassion for the unborn lives being flushed down the toilet daily, not to mention the millions of young women we’ve allowed suffer this abuse.
The false narrative that women need the right to kill the baby in the womb for reasons of rape, incest, or any other sinful act needs to be exposed for the lie that it is. According to the statistics I’ve seen, about 32,000 women who are raped become pregnant per year. Wow! I had no idea rape was this prevalent in this nation. This is horrendous and a total travesty. Something needs to be done to address this depravity. Yet, the current line of reasoning (pro-choice argument), says, one wrong makes another wrong – a right. How does it make sense that we punish another completely innocent voiceless human being by killing them because of what someone else did to us? It doesn’t.
Even though, 32,000 babies is a HUGE number of people, it fails in comparison to the 1,000,000+ babies in total being slaughtered for reasons beyond abortions strongest argument – rape, incest, etc. (about 3% of total abortions/yearly) and that’s ASSUMING every rape victim that got pregnant, also got an abortion – which isn’t accurate. These arguments justifying the murder of any life is only found in the vanity of man’s false compassion, foolish wisdom, reasoning and/or selfishness. The arguments are completely devoid of the God of the Bible, that says He gives and He takes. The arguments are completely devoid of faith and trust in a Sovereign God and Creator, that works all things together for the good of those who are called according to His purposes in Christ Jesus. The Bible is clear, He opens and He closes the womb. He is the author of life and death. His justice is perfect.
It’s the nations around the Israelite’s that sacrificed their children to other gods. There’s nothing new under the sun and that’s exactly what’s taking place in this nation, whether we want to acknowledge that or not.
In an era where man prides himself on technology, innovation and new ideas, how is it we can’t figure out how to help the innocent and vulnerable of our society? There are solutions beyond killing babies and traumatizing our young women. Great solutions, actually.
Why are we defaulting to barbarism? Rather than the nobility and respect of life?
Why are we working so hard to argue in favor of killing the voiceless, innocent lives in the womb, rather than arguing that there’s got to be a better way??!!!
I don’t pretend to have the answers as to how we as a society are to go about turning the ship around. I don’t pretend to be perfect. I don’t pretend to understand how we can take care of our women better so that they are not in the terrible situation faced with the decision of life and death. I can’t imagine what it must be like for millions of women to wake up to the unexpected pregnancy. We can choose life, stop allowing babies to be killed and let women have real options in place that promote life from conception to birth that are best for the Mom and Baby. Abstinence, and then C-sections and adoption are great alternatives to ending a life.
Since posting this video, engaging in discussion around this idea, my heart, mind and soul have been grieving and weeping that we as a society are this broken, hardened and apathetic. Over 10x the amount of people killed in the holocaust (our brains can’t even fathom how big of a number this is), have been killed in the USA ALONE. Forget about China and their 1 child policy and all the other nations. We are just talking about the USA. WOW. Unthinkable.
Moreover, it absolutely needs to be communicated to those who may have participated in or know someone who has participated in this thing called, “abortion,” the words written here are not to accuse, blame, guilt or point the finger at you or any human. Make no mistake, the one I am pointing my finger at is Satan, who as the Bible indicates, “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” There’s principalities and powers working to destroy humanity because we are created in the image of God and Satan hates us. Misery loves company and he wants us to be miserable with him in hell. There is total forgiveness found in the Cross of Christ Jesus and His resurrection. He died to pay the price for our sins, when we make Him Lord and Saviour. He washes us clean of all unrighteousness. We’ve been deceived and opened the door to Satan in this nation by allowing the Roe V. Wade decision – which as stated in a comment already, was based upon a lie. We’ve lied to and not protected millions of young women for over 40 years, into believing this is okay. It’s not.
Just like slaves and Native Americans didn’t have constitutional rights once upon a time, we can change our policies/laws today to help the future unborn generation have rights they deserve and demand. We can do better.
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan
Prayerfully, believing that we will change this decision and do more to protect our women and children from violence.
In closing here’s a clip from a pastor that had a dream where he explains how the Lord reveals His perspective on the murder of innocent babies every moment from around the world.
We can’t sit by and let this happen any longer. We must become the voice for the voiceless. We must become the solution for babies being put up for adoption. We must become love. We must wake up out of our own apathetic selfishness and give more to those around us in need. End baby murder today! In Yeshua’s name. Amen.
Be the change. God bless you!
What do you think? Is this of God?
Against all odds, Donald Trump is the 2016 President-Elect.
Having to overcome:
– Foreign Multi-Nationals, George Soros – Billion Dollar Clinton Cash Slush Fund
– The bought and paid for mainstream media
– His own comments
– The Pope
– Countless accusations from people in his past
– The Republican Party turning their backs on him
– The Democratic Party out to bring him down at all costs
– Voter fraud
The list goes on. My thoughts, the only way he’s in the position he is, is due to the fact God has responded to the prayers of the saints and granted mercy on the USA. Pure and simple.
Now the task is to double up on prayer from now until the January 20th Inauguration.
Pray for this man’s life and that the wisdom of God be upon. In Y’shua’s name.
Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Lance Wallnau discuss the future of the nation with the impending election coming forth.
Do you agree with Lance or not? Why?
The interview gets better and better towards the end…
Another interview with Lance.
God’s Chaos Candidate: Found on Amazon, click here to check it out.