Friday, March 27, 2015

What are 'Generational Sins' About?

Q:  What are generational sins about?
"The Lord...visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation." (Exodus 34:6-7 / Deuteronomy 5:8-10)
A:  The thing you have to understand is that sin creates a stain & Jesus is the only covering for it.  If family willfully sinned in the past & never repented, the curse from sin passes on.  As Christians, we use our authority to break these things in the name of Jesus & by His shed blood.  Just because He died and we are "Christians", doesn't mean the stain is gone.... it has to be actively appropriated (definition: to take to or for oneself; take possession of)--the blood must be applied...

Think of the Israelites readying to escape the bondage of pharaoh.  God commanded they kill a lamb and apply the blood over the door-frame so that the angel of death would see it and pass on.  HE didn't say....'just kill the lamb', no, HE said the blood HAD to be over that door-frame (see Exodus 12).  In every home that had no lamb's-blood over the door-frame, the eldest child perished.
Jesus told us:  "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill." Matthew 5:17
When I read that passage I understand that the old cursings and blessings are still in effect... they haven't 'passed away'... everything must come under the submission of our Lord Jesus Christ and we are His vessels for AcTiOn!

We can see everything in the Bible is 'action-based'...  the full armor of God listed in Ephesians 6.... it's active stuff.... 'take' and 'put on' are not relaxing do-nothing verbiage. LOL! This christian life is all about 'doing' & 'appropriating', whereas most of Christendom thinks, "I've made Jesus my Lord, and that's enuff."  But I look at the promises in the Word and look at the world and cause and effect are plainly seen.  If God promises abundant life and it's not happening, there must be a reason.... we know satan is beneath us, don't we???

Look at this interesting scripture from Psalm 110:1...
"The LORD says to my Lord: 'Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.'"
We get a picture of Jesus and God conversing.   When Jesus ascended on high, He went to be seated at the right hand of the Father & this was just after giving his great commission mandate....
Mark 16:17-19  "These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God."
How are the enemies of God made a footstool for His feet?  By us taking our authority as believers!  Appropriate what He purchased for us, there is Power in His name and Power in His shed blood!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Testimony on Receiving the Gift of Tongues

Receiving and flowing in the Gift of Tongues is all about taking thoughts captive, worshipping God, and Faith in the truth of the Word of God.  If you've been struggling to manifest this gifting, the following testimony may give you a boost to keep going.  

It's a beautiful thing to mentor… and after E.J. got his breakthrough in confidently flowing in the gift of tongues, I asked him if he'd testify about it to bless others that are desiring the promise as well.  He welcomed the chance…  BE BLESSED!
Well it all started like this. Actually I've been praying about it for three years to be exact because now its 2015. In all this time I hadn't received it (gift of tongues). So I stopped praying about it. Until this past October/November I just got interested again.  I prayed and prayed but I didn't receive it. 
In December I got really desperate, and so hungry about it, so I did a lot of research about how to get it/what to do in order to get it, etc. I watched a lot of videos on YouTube about speaking in tongues. I discovered that we should move our mouth when we ask for it. Honestly, I prayed to receive it for almost a week, and then out of nowhere, I just wanted to try it. ---And it happened! BUT, the enemy came and told me it was fake, and also tried to make me think it was counterfeit tongues. Then I saw your video, and messaged you about this struggle, and knew to not give up; building my faith. 
On January 2, in the afternoon… I was watching more videos and wanted to try it again because I got really tired of the enemy telling me its not real. So I went to my room. I sat there and just praised God and worshiped Him and really concentrated on HIM.  I just kept saying Hallelujah over and over again until my tongue started to get kind of tied-up-feeling, and the Holy Spirit told me to, "Loosen up. Let it flow".  
Then I just started speaking-- with the enemy continuing to attack, but I didn't listen to him. I just continued speaking and just let go and let it flow until I began to feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit. I began worshiping Him even more and got on my knees and with my hands up, praised Him and just prayed and prayed. I Spoke and spoke until I got so comfortable and felt so free, then I paused for a while. There was this feeling inside of me to speak more. So just couldn't control myself and prayed in tongues again.  I came to a place where I felt so loved and peaceful and ended up crying, all the while still speaking in tongues.  
I actually prayed in tongues for about 5 hours with small breaks, because I just couldn't help myself, I just let it flow even more. I felt so happy
The feeling at first, when I was new with it, was very strange. There was the enemy who just kept telling me that it is fake and I was making it up; trying to make me think it was counterfeit tongues. So I felt very frustrated and doubtful and I couldn't sleep for days.  I had to know more and more on how to truly receive it.  
I didn't give up. I just kept praying, until I 'got it'.  I just let it flow and I fought the feeling of doubt and just went with the flow. And there it was, I had the breakthrough. FAITH is how I got the gift. Its because of Faith. :)))
"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith."
1 John 5:4