By Ben Lunis
This is a post from Communion with God Ministries that I wanted to share with you:
Jesus, since the UN has voted against Israel, what do You say?
Ben, this grieves My heart, but I knew it was coming. End time events all over the earth are shaping up, speaking of My soon return. Do not be disturbed by what you see and read. Rather, rejoice in the glorious fact that I am returning soon! Focus your energies upon seeking My face! Focus your efforts upon spending time with Me! Turn away from doing your own thing and do My thing. For when you do, I greatly reward and bless you! Focus upon My great love for you! Center your attention upon My grace, My peace, My everything! Turn from doing things your own way. Try Mine, and see the glorious and rewarding difference!
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1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
The Bible speaks much about power. Power to stand firm, to do His work, to give us courage and boldness.
The dunamis power in the Bible speaks of miraculous power. mighty deeds, worker of miracles. In other words, the dunamis power of God operates in signs and wonders.
This dunamis power gives the ability to: Preach, teach, pray, evangelize with confidence and boldness. We are confident with what the Lord has placed inside of us. We do not tremble.
This same dunamis power forgives sins, just as Jesus did in Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic.
The Lord confirmed the apostles message through signs and wonders, and best of all, Jesus delegated this dunamis power to His followers, and I just happen to be a follower of Christ! Act 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
How does one begin to flow in this dunamis power of God, operating in miracles, signs and wonders?
Imagine a tunnel, and I will use the Zurqui Tunnel which is near my home.
Before there ever was a tunnel, there was a mountain. To get to the other side of the mountain, dynamite was used. Before using the dynamite, engineers, geologists and other professionals study the mountain and drilled precisely where the charge or sticks of dynamite were to be inserted.
Once the drilling was complete, the dynamite was placed inside the mountain, and then it was detonated. Then it was time to clean up the mess, and after the cleanup, the mountain was evaluated to see if more dynamite was needed. It was not a one time thing but repetitive in order to breakthrough to the other side.
Here are the spiritual steps:
Drill by the Holy Spirit, may take weeks or months.
- Drill until the Spirit says stop.
- Once drilling is complete, load the charge, focus on the power you have in Him.
- Detonate by the Rhema word of God
- After the detonation occurrs, the cleanup process begins
- Evaluate the mountain and repeat steps 1 through 5 if necessary
- Stop when you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Rom 8:11 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.
It’s time to begin operating in the dunamis power of the Lord, and I’m ready!
May you be richly blessed this day.
Mark 3:33 – 35 But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”
If anything ought to fill us with joy and a healthy pride it is that our name is written in the book of Life. If you are called by His name, you rejoice in the presence of the Lord, and that is good.
One stumbling block for many Christians is a degree of pride in their genealogy, their background or family history. Jesus said that His brothers and His mother are all those who do the will of the Lord.
Since Jesus said that those unable to leave Father and Mother to pick up His cross and follow Him are not worthy of His name, how is it that many insist on having pride in things of even lesser value than their parents or children? Many are proud of their lineage, their natural heritage, their culture or race, or even political affiliation.
Some are even able to proudly follow a certain candidate whom openly represents the opposite of what they know the Lord represents, all because of man made tradition or philosophy or political affiliation or race. Each one of these is an open door for the enemy to manipulate his victim.
When we mature in the faith these things are no longer idols surpassing our walk and relationship with our heavenly Father. The world and the flesh are expected to fall for anything, but those called by His name need to firmly stand for Jesus alone, regardless of personal preference or sacrifice.
Stand firmly on His word of truth, because the truth sets us free.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The Lord says that in- Christ (because of what He did for you), you are made a new creation, the old has gone, the new is here. Once we surrender to Him and firmly grasp His truth and His Plan for our life, we begin the transformation, the re-creation into the better, renewed and improved being He wants us to be.
May those who knew you, with your struggles and limitations begin to wonder “is this the same person? Why is he/she now so confident, so prosperous and so bold? May they think and say: What happened to him or her? “I want the same growth and blessings to come into my life.”
Let us walk and talk differently from what we used to be and do. Leave behind the idle babbling, the fruitless relationships, the negative habits and time-wasters. While focusing on God’s truth, we become better equipped to identify the lies of the enemy and of our surrounding culture.
As you walk by faith, your Father, the Creator of all that is – wants to bless you and surprise you just like a parent desires to see the expression of shear joy on his or her child’s face.
Take hold of His redemption and His liberty unto eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom came in the flesh. May you be overwhelmed by His promises and gifts on this day.
Thank God it’s Friday! Is it Friday yet? We have all heard these clichés, seen the cartoons and many of us have desired for Friday to arrive to have our paycheck and our weekend of rest and relaxation.
What about those difficult times that one is going through? There is no paycheck, no work, all we see in front of us are bills that we don’t now how to pay. The food begins to dwindle in the cupboard, and then there is a vehicle that we can’t gas up. For those of us going through those trying times, there is no Friday at the end of the week. The only thing we can only look forward to are the promises God has for us in His Word, and the promises He has spoken to us through His servants.
For some, waiting for Friday can go on for months, even years. We may have brief periods of relief, but Friday has not fully arrived.
We have been waiting for certain promises from the Lord, and to be honest, there are times where I feel like giving up. But I know if I do that, I would admit defeat. Then that still small voice tells me, to just hang on, it’s almost time.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
I am reminded how the Lord has always provided, guided and answered our prayer. It just may not be on my timeline, but it’s always His schedule, and He always comes through.
Then, the Lord reminds me what He has shown me, and my spirit is renewed once more. I can stand on the word, the visions, and prophetic words spoken over us and become encouraged, and my spirit begins to soar as an eagle.
What promises has the Lord shown you? If you feel discouraged, go back to His word, the promises He has spoken over you personally, and encourage yourself in the Lord. Hebrews 13: 5 says I will never leave you nor forsake you. Now that is a promise that you can stand on.
May you be richly blessed this day.
On September 5, Costa Rica suffered a 7.6 earthquake. Growing up in California and now living here, earthquakes are a part of life for me. But this last earthquake was the strongest I have ever felt.
In watching the news reports that followed, the towns near the epicenter were not badly damaged, however, towns 100 kilometers away suffered some major damage. I did not understand why, but it was explained to me that this was due to the thickness of the rock underneath the epicenter which served as a protective barrier.
The angle of the shockwaves climbed at an angle and affected the towns 100 kilometers away, the paths the waves took and the type of underlying rock caused these towns to suffer more serious damage.
Jesus says in Matthew 7:24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
Life is going to ocassionaly shake us up and give us earthquakes. Our personal earthquakes can come in different magnitudes. Some will be slight tremors, and others will be major earthquakes. They can come in the form of trauma, divorce, death, illness, moving from one city to another, and a variety of other things. We may be surprised by their timing and the direction they come from, but when the earthquake comes, be assured that you find yourself standing on solid rock, on solid ground. That rock of course being Jesus Christ.
Let us be a wise builder, and build our home, our temple, our spirit up in the Lord. Let’s increase our faith and discard those things that hinder us and pull us away from Jesus and thus stand firm on the rock that will not be shaken.
May you be richly blessed this day.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
It is no secret that we are in crucial times- and it is only in drawing close to the Lord where we will be safe in the shadow of His wings. The Lord desires to speak to us, His Bride, the apple of His eye.
In going through a notebook, I found this journal entry dated Dec 1, 2011. I pray that it blesses you.
Draw near to me and I will draw near to you – to tell you and warn you of the times that lie ahead. It is through hearing My voice that you will be safe and protected, for I will release My plans and strategies to guard My Bride, and it is in Me to protect and guard her.
Many have a wandering eye and distant heart, they must turn back to their first love with great passion and desire to hear My voice, and long to be with Me and to feel My presence.
It will be I and I alone who can protect her, guard her and keep her safe, for My plans are unique, different and supernatural.
May this post encourage you to desire that deeper, intimate relationship with our Abba Father.
May you be richly blessed this day