The Importance Of Right Relationships

I was meditating earlier tonight over some Prophetic Words of past years. I don’t know how many of you keep folders (whether electronic or old fashioned hard copy paper) but I do. They are good to go back over just like re-reading portions of Scripture you have read before is good to do.

There are several things that can come from going over Prophetic Words:

• It encourages your faith to remind yourself of what God has spoken previously.
• It reminds you of things you may have forgotten that God has spoken and you have taken your faith off of.
• It enables you to war a good warfare by them as Paul instructed Timothy.
• It also allows you to gain perspective that many times God will speak similar themes through many voices, especially in a certain season, either for that season or for one that is just about to begin.

One of things that governs my life is the practice of Hermeneutics, which is the art and science of Bible interpretation. It has been drilled into me since I was a child by both of my Parents who are both Apostles today. I knew and understood the practical applications of Hermeneutics before I knew the technical names or terms.

Some of the Principles of Hermeneutics used in Bible Interpretation are:

• The Comparative Mention Principle – comparing two verses of Scripture that deal with the same subject or theme to see how they are alike and how they differ.
• The Complete Mention Principle – taking all the Scriptures that deal with the same subject or theme to get the full scope and picture of what God is saying about that subject.

What I have discovered is that we can do the same thing with Prophetic Words. If we keep records or files of Prophetic Words we can find the ones that deal with the same theme or subject and see how they are the same, how they are different and how all together they form a complete picture. It also reminds us when discovering Prophetic Words along the same subject line that it is in line with Scripture fulfilling the words that Jesus spoke:

“…that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” Matthew 18:16b NKJV

What I discovered by going over some older Prophetic Words is how many dealt with the Importance of Relationships. I believe the truth of these Prophetic Words is just as vital and important right now as it was over the last several years that they were spoken.

“The Spirit of the Lord just spoke in my heart and He said that these are strategic days that we are living in. These are days of alignment. For He is causing His Body to align, and there are affiliations and associations that are going to fall by the wayside because they are not productive to Kingdom purpose. And there are affiliations and associations that have yet to be, that are soon to be because they are for the fulfillment of Kingdom purpose. And you will see that people that you have been in fellowship with and that you have associated with, you will have to cut them aside, for they will not help you, and they will not aid you in fulfilling your destiny. But instead they will be as it were those weights that must be cut asunder so that you may run the race that is set before you. For anyone that is a weight and that drags you down is not of benefit to you but a hindrance to you. And there will be those that will be brought across your path, some presently and some in the near future that just by association it will seem like it is the breath of God underneath your wings that will help propel you into your destiny. These are strategic times says the Spirit of God. Watch your associations, and watch your alignments, and be willing to sacrifice dead wood and cut it loose and seek only after Kingdom purpose that you may run the race that is set before you and fulfill your destiny in this hour.” Michael Fram

“…Alliances and coalitions will be instrumental. Spiritual alliances will be formed that will NOT be personally, carnally, or selfishly motivated, nor will these alliances be looking for self-blessing or receiving, but to be a blessing to the cities and nations…” Hector Torres

“…Those who are properly aligned relationally with apostolic leaders will experience heaven and earth connections that will bring increase. To not be aligned properly with relationships will cause the flow from heaven to cease…” Jean Steffenson

Proper alliances and coalitions will be key and instrumental during this season. Some relationships based on old wine structures will pass away and new relationships will form between like-minded leaders, regardless of denominational or non-denominational affinities. Right alignment is essential. If we are not in proper alignment it will cost us fruitfulness, health, a loss of revelation, and destiny. Setbacks will begin for those who are not properly aligned. Do not be afraid of change–there is a pruning that will take place in all aspects of God’s Kingdom…” The Apostolic Council Of Prophetic Elders

“And as change comes you must look at your relationships. Look at your alliances, and there are some you need to sow into more. There are some you need to spend more time with, and others you need to spend less or no time with; because change is coming.” Michael Fram

Did you notice how often God spoke about alignment and relationships? Do you think just maybe God is trying to get something across to us? I do! There is an old saying that goes something like this: “A word to the wise is sufficient.” Heed what the Spirit of God was and still is saying…watch who you are in relationship with. Make sure you are aligned properly. It could be the difference between success and failure.

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Observation – The Holy Spirits Fresh Breath!

Excellent Blog by Apostle Greg Crawford. I especially love the last paragraph!

Greg Crawford

I wanted to write a different kind of blog today. It is about some observations I’m seeing more than a teaching. We all are still seemingly waiting for a sustained move of God and I want to encourage all that it is both happening now and yet to appear. First, I would say in the last few weeks a transition has occurred. There is something new that has unfolded. Greater expectation. Greater hope. An increase in dreams and God speaking in the night. The next level of revelation is beginning and changes of delivery of it. Hunger in People where there once wasn’t. We are seeing pockets of movement and also pockets of preparation for what is coming. I see God in His providential way working through some pockets of people seeing revival type meetings while others are not, but all are a deep work of the Spirit. The outpouring…

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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations of the Holy Spirit!

Excellent word by my friend Apostle Jim Becton.

James Becton Ministries/ EaglesVision Apostolic Co!

There is really no other way for the church that Jesus Christ is building to come into operation and function in a city without the power and authority of the Holy Spirit!!! We can ‘build’ our churches, our fellowships, our buildings, our programs, our people. But the church Jesus Christ is “building” will have the keys of the kingdom and will allow Him to be the head of the body, which is His church!  (Matt. 16;13-19; Eph.1:22,23; Col. 1:16-18) 

Heb. 3:1- Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,…
Heb. 3:4- For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

We have three great examples of the church being established in the book of Acts through the Holy Spirit: 1) The church in Jerusalem- the apostles and elders,and the Seven 2) the church…

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Preaching or Teaching, or is it all the same?

I recently posted this to my Facebook Page:

To Teach or To Preach…That Is The Question!

Overnight last night I read a post that was stressing teaching emphasizing that many who preach really don’t say anything which left the impression intended or not that we should focus more on teaching than preaching. This was my response:

We need a balance of both teaching & preaching and not one more than the other but in equal proportion to each other. While Matthew 28 tells us to teach, Mark 16 tells us to preach, both are part of the great commission and we need both.

Paul exclaimed Preach the Word. Paul also said my speech and my Preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit & Power. Paul also said that God has chosen the foolishness of Preaching! Romans 10 says and how shall they hear without a Preacher!

The issue is not if it is teaching or preaching for that is merely the style of delivery that the message is released through. Preaching is for inspiration and motivation, while teaching is for revelation and education. If all we have is teaching, we have people that know what to do but have no motivation to do anything, and so are spiritual fat cats and sit around doing nothing. If all we have is preaching, we have people that are extremely motivated to go and do, but have no clue what they are doing and are an accident going somewhere to happen. If we have a balance of both we have people who know what to do and are motivated to go and do it, an explosive combination.

The drawback to the Type of preaching you are referring to is the all the whooping and hacking and emotional frenzy that does not say anything. That is a far different issue from to teach or to preach. It is fine to whoop and hoot and holler and baptize the first three rows in spit…but my God Say Something. Nobody should ever leave a meeting saying man the preacher sure was preaching up a storm, but not have any idea what the preacher said. This is far too common, and it is because we have not in many cases taught our young preachers how to preach or how to prepare sermons even, so they go out hoot and holler but don’t say anything. This should never be.

Just because some don’t do it right…don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. No! A thousand times No! We need good Holy Ghost anointed systematic organized Preachers that will preach the whole counsel of God under the unction and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in such a way to motivate and inspire the hearers to action and leaving a lasting impact…it is about content and organization of thought my dear Brothers, not about style of delivery.

This Blog was sent to me by James as being right along the same line…and I couldn’t agree more.

Meat in Due Season

I hear a lot of folks talking about the doctrine that is preached at their church. How their pastor/minister is very strong in his doctrinal preaching, etc. In exploring their doctrinal views and understandings, which I might add are very zealously argued, they come up quite deficient in understanding. Also if you’re not careful, you’ll offend them. Because as unlearned and ignorant [NOT stupid] of sound doctrine as they may be, they are passionate! They’re not able to really articulate what they believe beyond a very surface understanding, but they believe it! And are willing to fight and die for it. That’s sad! And it’s dangerous! Because if a more powerfully persuasive speaker comes along with “another” doctrine, they’re just as apt to follow him.

If we properly understand what preaching and teaching actually are; and the way they operate, and their intended goal, we will go much further down…

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What is REVIVAL? (Or, What is it not?)

Excellent thoughts on Revival VS Awakening by my friend Apostle Jim Becton from Houston, TX.

James Becton Ministries/ EaglesVision Apostolic Co!

Revival must never become an end in itself, but a means to an even higher end—the glory of the Lord being revealed and His kingdom being extended…  (Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries)

 I saw this quote from Rick Joyner about revival and I had been thinking about that word this afternoon. I have being seeing some posts about some churches experiencing a hunger for more of God and having spontaneous services as a result! And then I talk to some pastors and see other posts about how they wish the people were hungry for more of God and nothing really happening.

I admittedly have not been a big fan of the term “revival” in the way that most use it, as in, “Let’s have a revival”, meaning let’s have a week of meetings where hopefully we will attract some new people and stir up the saints! For something to be ‘re-vived’, it…

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