Encouragement, Faith, Healing, Holy Spirit, Spirit led, The Word: Life & Health

Need strength? Draw upon the Living Water

Image source: The Chosen, woman at the well scene

“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water,” (John 4:10).

We are living in evil times, and life in general can be exhausting. More than ever, I find myself praying and standing on the Word of God where He promises to be our Living Water.

Through reading the Word and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to me as I do, I believe that “Well” must be drawn upon BY FAITH and by praying in the Spirit (tongues, prayer language whichever you prefer to call it).

I’m deeply moved by the woman at the well and her encounter with Jesus, her awaited Savior. Truly, He has been Living Water that has kept me in a world filled with trouble and tribulation (and my encounters with not so nice human beings).

Let’s get to the best part of my posts, the Word who is Jesus (John 1:1)…

Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Need to draw upon this well? By faith, thank Him right now for the Living Water that dwells in you to flow to every cell and fiber of your being to give strength to your mortal body.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. So beautiful, Lord, Your Holy Spirit is that Well of Living Water You’ve gifted Your sons and daughter with.

Don’t know if you’re a son or daughter of God the Father? Check out this post.

Isaiah 58:11 says, “The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul [mind, will, emotions, conscience] in drought, and strengthen your bones [your physical body all the way through]; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”

[My emphasis in brackets] Isaiah, the prophet prophesying of the Living Water that was to come and has come and is available to those who believe.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes,” (Ezekiel 47:9).

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water,” (John 7:38)

This Living Water IN us can bring healing TO us and our mortal bodies and to those around us. Only believe!

And check out this treasure…

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you COMPLETELY; and may your WHOLE spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Wow, Lord! Because of the Living Water of Your Holy Spirit, we can be COMPLETELY sanctified – our whole body, soul, and spirit. Your Living Water indeed can touch and heal our physical bodies (Romans 8:11, etc.)

How awesome is God! His Holy Spirit is the best Teacher ever, bringing the Word together FOR US as we diligently seek Him in His Word and in prayer.

And guess what, child of God? His Living Water isn’t intended to strengthen you alone. You are called by God to bring His Living Water to others around you.

Because of this post the Lord reminded me of another beautiful one He gave me called, “Carriers Of The Kingdom of God (Boy Do His Children Complicate What He Made Simple)”

Here’s a short excerpt from it…

“As carriers of the Kingdom of God wherever we go, His rivers of living water also go. And what did He say happens when the kingdom of God, inside us, is near? People are healed and set free.

And wherever we, “the rivers,” go and do what we are called to do, there will be a “great multitude of fish.” Those we’ve caught for the kingdom of God.”

Faith, Holy Spirit, Spirit led

Faith is a SUBTANTIAL substance and so very precious to God

source: another blog about Jesus

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1).

In the recent past when meditating on Hebrews 11:1, I heard the Lord say, “Faith is a substance,” and I said, “Wow! Lord,” and He showed me how when true faith is released it can be seen as having a SUBSTANCE because of its foundation or what it stands on: His Word (which is SUBSTANTIAL).

So powerful, Lord! I love You, so much!

But I didn’t make this other absolutely beautiful and amazing revelatory connection by His Spirit until last night when I once again read and pondered Hebrews 11:1.

I pray you also see this post as a message on how much God loves you, child of God. Oh so much! How much He treasures you and cares about everything concerning you (which is why any lies that cause His children to be prayerless and believe it’s pointless to pray REALLY grieve me like in this post).

This is a beautiful and amazing revelation, the Lord showed me last night…

Our Abba Father can SEE our faith when it’s released.

Let me say it again because it’s so powerful, but for you…

God can see YOUR faith when you release it. In the spirit realm, He can see your faith mix with His Word and your prayers.

Your faith is a tangible and precious thing in God’s kingdom.

Oh Papa God, how You break me with Your beauty in the very best ways of course.

This is the verse He brought to my remembrance as He was showing me the additional way our faith is a substance…

“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints,” (Revelations 5:8).

So precious to God that in the spirit realm our prayers take on the form of fragrant and beloved incense which He stores in golden bowls in heaven.

I can’t even, Lord. You can SEE our faith. *weeping*

I’ve never seen a Hebrews 11:1 – Revelations 5:8 connection before regarding the magnitude of our faith to God – how powerful, precious, and important our faith is to Him and of course our prayers.

His Word makes it clear faith is extremely important to Him, but this word opened it up for me on a whole other level. How tangible and real faith is in the kingdom of God and why He has SO much to say about faith. Glory to You, alone!

Honestly, faith is how His kingdom runs lest anyone boast.

“Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” (Psalm 141:2). Very prophetic words David penned by inspiration.

source: soaring in the prophetic

Here are some verses about faith for life and health to you. To renew your mind with His Word, the truth…

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith,” (Romans 1:17).

“This is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith,” (1 John 5:4).

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” (Hebrews 11:6). IMPOSSIBLE! That one word says so much regarding His kingdom laws and ways regarding faith.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).

“And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven,” (James 5:15).

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,” (James 1:5-7).

On the surface verse 7 of James 1:5-7 may seem harsh, but I believe He purposely set up His kingdom laws this way – to run on faith – so no one could boast in their works but in Jesus instead who finished the work of the Father.

Answers to prayer are not earned but all by grace through faith. What a Good Father!

And His Word is the provision He made available for all His children to have great mountain moving faith and to crush unbelief:

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” (Romans 10:17).

Child of God, your faith is a SUBSTANTIAL and precious substance to God. I pray this post inspires your prayer life for every prayer is precious to God. He cares about everything concerning you.

Discernment, Exposing Darkness, The Word Speaks

More education. Less revelation. More education. More heresy.

I found myself on a highly popular website from looking up the definition of an unknown Christian term that led me to several other posts on their site. Dear Lord, help me. That site grieved me deeply and leans towards making God so small and limited and attacking the Holy Spirit and His gifts and power.

But what grieved me the most were these words which I will accurately paraphrase here:

“God is in control of absolutely everything – past, present, and future – nothing happens outside His command. Not one single particle in the universe moves outside of His command.”

Their words are 100% false and a great heresy against God. And that false doctrine is sadly being spread worldwide.

Their false teaching is EXACTLY why we have:

  • millions of passive, do nothing, prayerless born-again Christians who constantly speak and accept defeat.
  • children of God who deny the name and blood and power of Jesus, His name, and atonement.
  • His people not believing in the His promises and accepting everything that happens to them as His will.
  • His people not only denying but attacking the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • actual born-again believers who read the words of Jesus who tells us to pray: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” yet remain in complete unbelief towards the very words of our Savior for their entire walk with Him on the earth and have a poor, non-existent prayer life.

WARNING. GRAPHIC CONTENT. DO NOT READ PAST THIS POINT IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO GRAPHIC CONTENT ESPECIALLY VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

  • By that site’s own false doctrine, they are wickedly accusing God of commanding the 60+ million women to go to abortion clinics and slaughter the babies in their wombs. Babies He created with purpose. Babies who bear His very image. So, they are teaching God commanded all of this. HERESY! Then why pray for the unborn? Why open pro-life ministries and pregnancy centers? Wouldn’t these actions according to them be against what God is commanding anyway? HERESY!
  • By their own false doctrine, they are wickedly accusing God of commanding people to kidnap, rape, torture, and sodomize toddlers, all children, teens, women, etc., then disposing of them like garbage in some shallow grave never to be found again. HERESY!

Then they follow up by quoting, “Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure. Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.” (Isaiah 46).

So they spread the lies that God needs millions of aborted babies and hundreds of thousands of raped, tortured, and killed children/people in order to accomplish His purpose and pleasure in the earth.

HERESY! HERESY! HERESY!

SMALL GOD MENTALITY CAUSED BY EDUCATION WITHOUT REVELATION!

Revelation of the Word by the Holy Spirit on God’s overall purposes and plans in the earth come to pass DESPITE all man’s failings and unwillingness to do and be in His will.

Revelation by the Holy Spirit through the Word teaches us that God has His overall purposes and plans in the earth WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY that EACH person has a purpose and plan for their life.

That God is so GREAT, VAST, and INFINITE, and POWERFUL that He can take ANY combination of billions of people using and doing their free wills and STILL bring His overall purposes and plans to pass in the earth and for the earth.

He’s the GREAT Multiplier. The GREATEST Mathematician whoever has and whoever will live. He doesn’t need these evils against children to bring His pleasure, purposes, and will to pass.

Because evil happens, it doesn’t mean NOR does His Word teach that it is His pleasure and purpose and will for children to be murdered and tortured and that He somehow needs this to happen to bring His purposes, plans, and will to pass.

God’s Word is clear, everything that happens is not His will and people are capable because of free will to NOT do His will:

“And when He had removed him (Saul), He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will,” (Acts 13:22).

“But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him,” (Luke 7:30).

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9). <= And we know not all will come to repentance, therefore, capability to NOT do and be in His will.

This IS God’s will:

“Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these,” (Mark 12:29-31).

This is NOT God’s will but that He inspired its writer to write down FOREKNOWLEDGE of the things to come:

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,” (2 Timothy 3:1-4).

2 Timothy 3:1-4 is clearly not God’s will for anyone. He commands us to love Him and people, but because of free will, man chooses to do evil. This points to our absolute need of our Savior, Jesus Christ, NOT that everything that happens or that He recorded in His Word is His will and purpose.

The mentioned site has a VERY LONG, unimpressive list of all its contributors and their education levels, many holding multiple “high level” degrees in some level of theology.

My observation and discernment as a follower of Christ has been:

MORE EDUCATION. LESS REVELATION (as in revelation of the Word by the Holy Spirit).

MORE EDUCATION. MORE HERESY.

MORE EDUCATION. MORE DUMBING DOWN THE WORD.

MORE EDUCATION. THE SMALLER THEY MAKE GOD.

MORE EDUCATION. MORE DENYING AND EVEN ATTACKING THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS POWER.

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus,” (Acts 4:13).

All we need is the Word and to be utterly surrendered to the Holy Spirit in childlike faith and dependence to understand it. Totally humbled under the hand of God and before Him. He will teach you and lead you into all truth – His.

The Lord reminded me of this and thought it was fitting for this post…So sad, BLIND GUIDES leading people to destruction…

“I (Mark Calli) describe evangelicals like me as ‘elite’ evangelicals … and this class of evangelicals has discovered that we have family members so different they seem like aliens in our midst.

These other evangelicals often haven’t finished college, and if they have jobs (and apparently a lot of them don’t), they are blue-collar jobs or entry-level work.

They don’t write books or give speeches; they don’t attend conferences of evangelicals for social justice or evangelicals for immigration reform. They are deeply suspicious of mainstream media.” – Excerpt from this Mario Murillio post who quotes Mark Calli.

Gag. *fear of the Lord for them*

P.S. I am not anti-education. I am anti-death and anti-attacking the goodness and namesake of the Lord for that is what those lies are doing. Bringing death to His people who perish for lack of knowledge.