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Agreement in prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we can use – such an amazing promise that Jesus gave us. He told us that when we come together "in agreement" that He would be there in the midst of us. We should always want Jesus to be with us in this way. When we come together in agreement God honors the prayer and brings forth the promise. Matthew 18:19-20 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
Angels have been with us since before the beginning of time. These seen and unseen beings of light can traverse galaxies in a moment of time. Champions of righteousness, they herald God's loving messages of truth, salvation, healing, and deliverance to the earth. These majestic creatures protect and defend justice and oversee an eternal Kingdom. Although angels carry awe-inspiring responsibility on a universal level, they still focus upon the needs of the smallest, seemingly insignificant person.
I felt like an oddball. (And yes, I am speaking of what was going on emotionally in my heart. It was real. I had not crossed into the spiritual reality, security or maturity of it at the time.) When the prophets in training were called before the congregation to serve in the presbytery, I always wanted to carry my notebook and a pen with me. I remember the minister telling me (more than once) that I could not do that. He said it was a distraction for this type of ministry.
For the time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God. 1 Peter 4:17 A thorough study of Scripture reveals that judgment, at least where the believer is concerned, is for the purpose of redemption and reconciliation rather than condemnation. Judgment exposes that which stands in the way of our becoming like God (which entails possessing His character, enabling us to be fully equipped for ministry). Often, this exposure is brought about by rather intense and severe tests and trials in our lives.
When some people think of God's justice, they envision a stern or even angry judge wielding a gavel or causing bad things to happen to people as a form of punishment. This couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, God is the God of love AND justice. When we see bad things happen, it is not from the Lord. It is Satan causing it, but people often blame God.
Many are in a time now where they are on the THRESHING FLOOR. Feeling painful waves of refinement separating the pure from the chaff. It may feel like blow after blow in the natural, but let me share what God also says about the threshing floor. During the threshing process the ears of the grain are literally torn from the stalks and they are loosened from the outer part of grain. This can feel like shaking, that all you know is being shaken in the natural.
We live in a global society. There are millions of products at our fingertips everyday. Just go to your browser and type in any product, and you will receive way more pages than you could ever scroll through. It is overwhelming. Our global society demands options. We believe we can find the exact, perfect item if we can have just enough choices. But there are so many items to choose from it's nearly impossible to make a choice. We become paralyzed drowning in a sea of options. We think multiple options give us the freedom to choose, but it actually hinders us from making a choice.
‹Is the party over? I saw the empty boxes piled sky high at the recycling bin by the grocery store yesterday. In some ways it can be a relief that all the pressures of the expectations from others for the holidays are over. But the stores are preparing - I saw Valentines Day supplies and St. Patrick supplies and even gardening seeds out for sale! Yes, the stores will keep the pressures on for the "expectations." To the point, that it's not about choice for what you want to do, but the idol worship of following the craze. If you are feeling a big relief, do a self-check on that. I have. And when I shot down the unrealistic expectations, I felt so much better! And I have gotten better at it over the years.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7, NLT There is a story of a young man who struggled to make ends meet. One day, he got six pieces of white cardboard paper and wrote down these six letters: "L-E-T G-O-D." This was to remind him to stop worrying and striving to provide for himself and his family, and to let God take over. He placed the cards upright on his dressing table so that he would be reminded each day to let God provide for him.
This is a time that your spiritual inheritance, which is the calling you have had from God, is now going to come. Those who have been seeking the greater callings upon their lives are going to suddenly be awakened to them. The Wind of Change is blowing on all areas of our lives. This is why we are seeing so many injustices being revealed right now. The books are being balanced in Heaven and God is repaying not just losses, but also injustices that have come against you. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants." Matthew 18:23 NIV