This is a bit tardy, but allow me to express my thanks to the more than one thousand people who sent me individual birthday greetings for my 70th birthday!
If ever there has been a day for the manifestation of the Bride of Christ -- the Sons of God, THIS IS IT!
Blessings upon you this first day of the rest of your life! This may sound like a really strange way to say things, but FINALLY! I'm whole again.
Felicitations! It was in the spring of 1963.I was at First Assembly in San Jose, California.James Merwin was the senior pastor.Occasionally, when he preached he would come out with some one-liners, some zingers that made you turn your head and sit up straight.
Having been called to a prophetic ministry when I was very young, I have become increasingly aware throughout the years that this is a very controversial area of ministry – and one which requires the utmost integrity.
CHANGE!!! If ever there was a word that describes our ongoing walk with the Lord, that’s it! If we are to ever reach our destiny in Him, we must continually be changing, conforming to His Will and His Word and the development of His character in us.
We’ve talked about this before in this series but let me say this again. The newborn believer in Christ has more authority in their little finger than the strongest unbeliever has at their disposal. The problem is that 99.999% of them don’t know it, don’t know how to access it, and as a consequence get run over like they’ve been hit by a Mack truck.
We often associate authority with Royalty. Indeed, we ARE Royalty! Unfortunately, we’ve been programmed by our society, by our surroundings, by what we see and hear on television, radio and general advertising to see ourselves in an unfavorable light, and we fall into the trap of thinking of ourselves in the light of something considerably less than what God has designed us to be.
Watching God move in such spectacular ways in the past days has only reinforced the benefits of God’s people ruling and reigning through prayer, fasting, decrees, declarations and exercising the authority of the Lord. This is a normal part of our existence as committed believers. You understand, of course, that commitment demands that we respond proactively to every Word of the Lord given to us.
As we continue to move into this new year, and approach the swearing-in ceremony for President Trump’s second term, opposition against him and the plans of the Lord have continued unabated. That means that we have an increased responsibility to be lifting him before the Lord, along with his family, and his staff and cabinet. This is a practical dimension for us to exercise ruling and reigning!