|Posted on December 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
When we look at Matthew, Chapter 2, (verse 1) we are told that the king at that time in Bethlehem, was Herod. And it continues that,
“in that day, there came wise men from the East….”
Who were traveling, following a star.
And they knew what (who) they were searching for because verse 2 tells us they asked,
“where is He that is born the King of the Jews.”
And verse 8 tells us that King Herod inquired of the wise men of this “king” of what time the star appeared.
You see he was questioning them for information; for he feared that this “King” was certain to replace his reign as king. So he was threatened by the prophecy of the birth fulfilled.
And I am sure he went to his astrologers, soothsayers and witches and charmers to divulge the time that this child was possibly born.
The word of God continues and tells us that the wise men arrived “to the house”, “where the young child lay”, (verse 9).
This confirms that the wise men were not in the Manger Setting with the shepherds in that 7-day timeframe immediately after the birth of Christ.
Now when they appeared to the Christ child, the scholars have determined from one of many references in the Book of Matthew further down in verse 16 of Chapter 2, by the kings orders to slay all the children under the age of 2 years old. So I am free to conclude that they were looking for a child; not a baby.
So the Wise Men, the word of God tells us, came prepared, with gifts for a King.
The word of God tells us that the Wise Men thought to bring to this new born King, not a teddy bear, not toys, not a candy cane, not a bicycle; but, “gold, and frankincense, and myrrh”.
Treasures befitting a “King”.
Yet, the Wise Men, the word of God tells us, brought to the Christ Child, “gold, and frankincense, and myrrh”.
It says, when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Treasures, different, more significant than just a gift. For we give gifts at Christmas, but the true Son of God, the “King of the Jews”, received treasures of “gold, and frankincense, and myrrh”.
Because, they were not giving their gifts to a child.
They were presenting their offerings to a King, Priest & Savior.
“Jesus, is the Reason for this Season”.
Devotionals: Matthew 2:1-16
To hear the entire Christmas Message, go to: www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323
|Posted on December 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM||comments (1)|
As the baton passed this past week from one Patriarch to the next Man of God in my family of Levites, the Lord was sure to also give new orders to the Leaders in our family that will continue to carry their Mantels under new Oversight, (not restricted to my family only) in this New Year that is upon us.
As the history of our Patriarch this Mighty Man of God was eulogized, our David, the Rev. Esic Rhodes, Jr., son of our families’ Abraham, his father, the Rev. Esic Rhodes, Sr., was paid our respects as we said our “goodbyes” to the old; as new orders were transferred which came with Urgency, Power and Authority.
It is time now, to MOVE FORWARD.
As we move reconciled as one body into 2012, shoulder-to-shoulder/shield-to-shield on this battlefield, we carry a Mandate to walk in Authority; unchangeable, unmovable, steadily, always abounding in the work of the Lord, as we speak forth the uncompromised word of God.
In these last days there is no place for ‘gray’ areas as we must be now even more determined to continue to speak forth the truth in black and white, unwavering; but with more impact, emphasis and authority, forthright and direct, “thus saith the Lord” in this these last days.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” II Timothy 4:6
When a boxer prepares himself for the fight for the big crown, he exercises and challenges himself, eats protein and drinks those milkshakes.
This is not a boxing match; nor are we any longer on a training ground.
In this endtime hour we must be girded up in the word that has already been prepared for this day and time, for this hour; clothed in our armor; prepared for battle, weapons ready to fight in offense as well as defense of the Word of God.
The word is to “persevere, press-in and press on Mighty Warriors of the Lord! Give to those who will receive and shake the dust off your feet to those who do not. Shut down all the white noise even from ministries on the outside and get focused on what God is speaking directly to YOU.”
The Lord has shown me that not every piece of the Military stands in the same position.
There are those of us who are standing on the wall speaking forth what is to come;
and others that are fighting the enemy (wickedness) through the vehicles of prayer (praise, supplication, petition, intercession) in the Air: “high places, pulling down strongholds”, (binding, rebuking and delivering).
There are others who are foot soldiers, fighting in hand-to-hand combat, face to face; evangelizing, preaching and teaching the truth of the word.
There are others who are positioned to enter and surround the enemy unawares, from the backside.
‘Nobody’ stands in all places of position at one time; and ‘everyone’ does not have the same assignment on the battlefield. So stop looking to one another for direction; for the Commander-in-Chief, the God of Strategy, the Lord God Almighty has entered the room in All His Power, Glory and Authority and in His Majesty is speaking into you, YOUR assignment.
Let all the earth keep silence….and let Him speak directly to you as He takes you back to that original conversation you had with Him in your mother’s womb, to remind you of why you were called; taking you back so that you can move forward.
For, it is time NOW to not ‘walk’, but to “RUN with swiftness the race that YOU have been assigned. Stay focused and do not look to the left or to the right. For the Lord God has spoken and said, “I AM the Lord your God and I come quickly.
You have been taught to fish, now, become true Fishers of Men.
RUN! With my word of redemption.
RUN! With my word of restoration & reconciliation.
RUN! With my word of Salvation to Eternity.
For the time is not long and you must also get ready for the judgment-- for it is nigh.”
With or without you, I am determined to Run!
I've Got My Orders! And I am running the race that has been set before ME with focus in this endtime hour! I pray that you will heed the word of God and do the same. For as the Apostle Paul, I want my legacy to be:
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:…” II Timothy 4:7
Go in His Grace into the year 2012!
Torch photo: http:/devonadaptiverowing.blogspot.com/2011/05/2012-olympic-torch-comes-to-devon.html
December 9, 2011
|Posted on November 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2011
Today is a traditional day set aside by America to be a day of thanks; to give thanks to the Lord for the bountiful blessings that we have received of family and friends.
As I was lying in my bed this morning, looking back at years of “Thanksgivings Past”, I was drawn to remember Thanksgiving with my husband and children at times when we were homeless, living in hotels. We had made a premature move from one place to another and found ourselves living in temporary conditions in order to keep our children in a particular High School when we moved to Temecula Valley.
You might think that then we would have been depressed and sorrowful during the holidays; however, I remember those days to be ones in which I gave God the most thanks with a grateful heart for a warm bed and a roof over, at the least, my children’s heads. We may not have had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner but we were blessed more than others to have our loved ones right there with us in good health and happy.
However; one year I do remember when we shared our Thanksgiving Dinner at the A-1 Truck Stop in Ontario, CA. I tell you truckers have it good during the holidays when they have to be away from home! It was one of the best Thanksgivings because it came with all the trimmings of a thanksgiving dinner (from the turkey to the cranberry sauce and cornbread) and the food tasted all of ‘home cooking’. That was a memorable Thanksgiving!
Most of you who think you know me and all I have been through, don’t know the half of it; that’s mainly why I write my personal books under a pseudonym (Angel-heart Garrison); to protect you.
All that my children and I have been through; (as the word of God tells us, God will take the bad and turn it all for good for those who love Him and are called unto His purpose) have been my tests and trials of learning how to be the Missionary that I have been called to be as Founder & Visionary of ANGEL-HEART GARRISON MINISTRIES; that I can say to you, from experience, with empathy, “I understand what you are going through” and will do all that God gives me to do to help you process through your trial without having to endure the pain and sufferings that I may have had to persevere through.
Yet, and even though I have had hardships and pain, I can still fall on my knees, turn over in my bed, lay on my face, stand in line at the grocery store, at any moment and express my gratitude - out of my mouth, unto the Lord with a grateful heart. For He has been so good to me!
We have been ungrateful in thanking God for all the undeserved favor that we have as a Nation. It’s sad to say that the most blessed nation in the world, America, has allowed turkeys and black Fridays to overshadow the original true purpose of this day.
As I look back over this year 2011, I am reminded of what we as a nation experienced and were saved from, in this year alone; all the turmoil and catastrophes that we watched or endured during 2011 in America or other nations in the form of floods, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, black outs, hurricanes and tsunamis alone. And yet we are still standing. But, yet and still, there are those who have found nothing to be thankful for during this holiday season.
I give Thanks unto God that brought us through it all; who saved the souls of the lost to give opportunity to find Him and have eternal life.
This nation has been experiencing downward spiral in our economy; from losses of homes, jobs, retirement, and medical insurance, which has questioned our own self-respect. Yet when we look around, we don’t see that we are still living better than most small world countries.
We must overcome the spirit of entitlement and begin to realize that America (whose God is the Lord) was blessed to be the “hope” of other nations. And yet when in our hour of “just enough”, we complain and murmur at God when we look at our cupboards and Thanksgiving budget and look back to “Egypt” for garlic and herbs; the days of more than enough, the days where we operated in our own lusts. As ‘things’ that we have hoarded among ourselves are being removed from the picture, the emptiness must now be filled with the truth that we “deserve” nothing and everything that we have comes from God out of His own Grace & Mercy.
As you enjoy your day of thanks today among family and friends, remember those who don’t have what you have; even if all you have is rice and beans.
Give thanks, with a grateful heart on this Thanksgiving Day.
Psalm 100:4 encourages us to: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.
Have a Memorable & Blessed Thanksgiving Day!
Founder & Visionary
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries
[If you find some spare time in your day today, please follow the link and listen to our Wednesday, 11/23/11 Thanksgiving message entitled, "Let us Give Thanks Unto the Lord". I guarantee you will be blessed of the Lord. www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323 (It buffers a bit in the beginning, but be patient, Praise the Lord, the entire message is without interruption.)]
|Posted on September 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Because our message buffered so greatly yesterday, I want to ensure that you are able to fill in the blanks to the words that are 'missing' in the message. So I have decided to 'share' that message with you in script.
Below is the entire message, "Don't Look Back", as delivered on Day #3 of our 3 day FAST yesterday. As you listen to the recorded message at: www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323, please reference this 'blog' to help you persevere to the end of the message.
May God Bless You as you receive the word of the Lord through His Prophetess.
DON'T LOOK BACK
(Key Scripture: Genesis 19:12-26)
"As we are on our final day of a 3-day FAST, I have been adding daily scriptures to our facebook group page to assist you in your devotional time through this FAST.
As our focus for this FAST is the Lost/Soul Salvation, it is imperative that we understand that:
1. First, not everyone is going to be saved. Although the Lord has said that hell had to be enlarged to include the lost; it was not His original intent for anyone to go to hell.
However, at the same time that He enlarged Hell, He also prophesied a way out for those of us who wanted to continue in a relationship with Him to have eternal life with Him in the kingdom of heaven.
2. Not everyone believes that God is the Creator, the Maker of all things; the earth, the universe and all that dwells therein,
3. And NOBODY is going to heaven on somebody else’s coattail, prayers or personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
4. The only way to get to God and to eternal life is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
So, our Intercessory Prayer Warrior Team, has been on a dedicated and focused FAST for Soul Salvation… that the lost will have an opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as his/her own personal Savior.
For the word of God tells us that everyone will have the opportunity before this world passes away, to accept or to deny Him.
It tells us in Matthew 5:18,
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
So we know that there will come a time when the word of God will be fulfilled on this earth, under this earth and in the universe.
So, again I remind you that we are Fasting & Praying for Soul Salvation today. For we all are going to see eternity in one form or another; in hell or in heaven; in torment or in everlasting life.
And I am reminded in all of this……….. once again, of the event that took place in Sodom and Gomorrah where Lot and his family had to run for their lives to be saved out of what they had become complacent in. A lifestyle, a city; what had become the norm for them because they had been lured into a life of complacency.
We talked about this before in the message, “What is Your Tent Facing”.
If you didn’t get the opportunity to hear that message ‘live’ or want to refresh yourself with the word, please go back and listen to the recording so that you can come to the place where we are today in our message, “Don’t Look Back”.
But, as I continue, Sodom and Gomorrah is the city, where Lot and his family had to run for their lives. Lot, as I remind you, was Abraham’s nephew who Abraham took with him when he was forewarned to separate himself from his family.
Anyway, after his separation from Lot, Lot chose to live first turn his tent toward Sodom and then gradually moved into the city behind the gates.
As the story goes, we find Abraham interceding on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah in Chapter 18; I won’t read that for you today; I admonish you to go and read it for yourself to get the full revelation on this entire word.
After the negations, it was determined that the angels would go to Sodom for the express intent to retrieve Lot and His family from the propheicied doom that was about to take place in Sodom & Gomorrah.
Once they got pass the group in the city, and were welcomed into Lot’s home, Lot and his family were given information straight from the mouths of the angels and availed the ‘opportunity’, before the end, to make a choice.
And if you will notice in verses, 12-15, everyone was given the right to choose. Nobody made a choice for anyone else.
And again that is what this FAST is about. That the ‘lost’ be given opportunity for “workers in the harvest” to cross their path, offer them a salvation tract with their lunch or dinner, preach the Gospel of truth to them in this end time hour…… and/or for angels to whisper sweet scriptures in their ears throughout the day so that they may recognize that there is a choice, that they first must repent and ask Jesus to be the Lord of their lives that they might obtain Access to the kingdom.
So for those who have joined with us and entered into this FAST, this message is for you today.
Because it is imperative that you know in your heart that you did all that you could to convince, lead, be an example and pray for the souls of those that are going to be left behind when we are no longer here.
On Day #1 of our FAST, I shared scriptures to help you preach the gospel of salvation to anyone you were led to share the word of God with as you FASTed and PRAYed.
On Day #2 of our FAST, I shared scriptures to help you understand the ‘why’, ‘who’ and ‘what’ of the end time that is upon us.
And on Day #3 of our FAST, today, I shared scriptures to help you understand that everyone is not going to get to go to heaven; even some that YOU think should go, like “the GOOD”.
I hear people say all the time that they feel someone is a Christian because they are “good people”; always helping someone out and doing something nice. But there is no place in the bible that guarantees that “good” person access to the kingdom.
My bible tells me that, regarding:
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:16-17
So though He says it is important to keep the commandments; though we keep them, however, it does not make us “good”; for according to Jesus, there is none good but God.
And then He continues to talk from the “good” to the “rich”…
“Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:21-22
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.“ Matthew 19:23-24
“When his disciples heard [it], they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:25-26
You see, even the disciples were amazed at the fact that the “good” would not enter into the kingdom. That being “good”, meaning, following the commandments, does not give us “access”.
And as Jesus went on to explain, He did not say that the rich won’t go; He did however, say that it will be hard for the rich man not to make his treasure His god, where He would not be willing to lay them down and follow Him through the truth of the word that he might also be a “doer” of the word and not a “hearer” only.
There are also many places where the word of God reminds us that there will be others that will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven for eternal life.
At one time or another, we are told about those who have or are abominations to God, who will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The word of God warns us in Proverbs 15:5 that to be “proud” is an abomination to the Lord,
“Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” Proverbs 15:5
In speaking of the “proud”, I will use Eli and his sons, the children of Belial who knew not the Lord, according to I Samuel 2:12. The scriptures tell us that the sin of his sons was that they disrespected the offering of the Lord in verse 17.
The word of God tells us about the Prophet Eli at the age of 99 years old, in I Samuel Chapter 2 and 4.
“And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken. And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, [near] to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her. And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard [it]. And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.” I Samuel 4:17-18
Even Eli, at the age of 99 years old after 40 years of serving the Lord judging Israel, was judged for not doing with his children; raising them in the fear and admonition of God as he should have. And he did not fall back because of his sons, he fell back because the Ark of God had been taken by the enemy. Read it for yourself.
The “Wicked” won’t have access to the kingdom of heaven.
“The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.” Proverbs 15:26
“The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.” Proverbs 15:8
Where do we place the Sadducees and the Pharisees that were constantly used of the enemy to try to ‘get to’ Jesus?
This is the category that I would place those who follow the religious principles but yet who are not followers of Jesus. The intents of their hearts were what caused them to be considered ‘wicked’! They felt ‘keeping the law’ caused them to be righteous before God; yet only God knows the true intent of any mans’ heart.
The “Idolaters” will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.” Deut. 7:25
We shall Elijah in a showdown against 500 prophets in II Kings 18 and win.
What god were they serving? Because when they called on the name of their god in verses 26 through 29, their gods failed them; yet Elijah stood alone in victory with His God, Jehovah!
So we see that Idolaters don’t have a chance in heaven.
Have you been praying for those that you know are worshipping “other gods”? The god of money, the god of work, the god of chance, the god of bling bling. Yeah, they have a different name now. We don’t have to go out on the limb to call them buddah anymore; but whatever their names, they are not the Living God!
The Sexually Promiscuous – (living the lifestyle of) Adultery, Fornicators, Homosexuality
If you or someone you know is living a promiscuous lifestyle, shacking up with their boyfriend or girlfriend and calling themselves married; I’ve told you in a previous message, I did that at one time in my life. And I reaped the harvest of that lifestyle and repented before God and set things right.
So we can put anything we have done or are doing under the blood of Jesus. However, me must turn away from the sin as well. We can’t just ask God to forgive it and continue in it. The word says, we have to “turn away from it”.
Repent and be converted.
Change that lifestyle.
So the word of God says, explicitly that if you are living a promiscuous lifestyle, you are not going to heaven.
If you are living a gay or lesbian lifestyle, the word of God says in more than one place, do not be deceived, you are going to hell.
If you know someone who is living the “lifestyle”, they are headed for hell.
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.” Leviticus 20:13
Do you understand that hell is not a place of comfort?!
Hell is death.
Heaven is life.
They will be put to death, the word God says, ‘eternal death’.
Have you ever read the book, “The Devine Revelation of Hell”, by Mary K. Baxter?
When you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, I believe once you pick that book up you won’t set it down until you have finished it. In this book, Mary K. Baxter gives a living testimony of what hell is like.
And I’ll tell you like Jesus said to those He spoke with in hell in her book,………. if you are living a lifestyle that you think you can ‘con’ your way out of with God, at the judgment, let me tell you like Jesus told them, “your judgment is set”.
If you don’t like to read, I placed a video on our fb group page again this morning, sharing the testimony of an 18 year old girl named Angelica Zambrano who had a similar experience as Mary K. Baxter, who Jesus took to hell so that she also could deliver the same message, you don’t have much time, “Jesus is on His way”.
You and anyone that you are praying for will have opportunity to repent and turn from their wicked ways TODAY, as the bible expresses. And if you don’t, there is no ‘settling it later’; for, your judgment is set.
Believe what you want to.
I’m just here to deliver the truth of the word of repentance today.
And I pray that you who are on the line now and those who are listening to this recording, if you have not gotten things straight and you think you have “tomorrow” to do it, let me put it into perspective for you.
I Corinthians 6:9-11 - “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
My bible encourages me and prompts me that there is no other way for man to get to God but through the blood of Jesus.
Romans 10:6-11 - “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above] Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
Now I know you must wonder ‘where does Genesis Chapter 19 fit in all of this?’.
Well I will tell you now.
Often times I look back at Lot’s Wife.
I am a wife and a mother.
And when I look at the scripture in verse 26 that says, “But his wife looked back…”
I am saddened by what I feel in my spirit every time I read those 5 words, because through revelation I have the rhema of ‘why’ she looked back.
And because I don’t want you to turn into a pillar of salt (in that sense), I will share with you what I am feeling for you right now in empathy with Lot’s wife.
There are many interpretations of what other’s have given messages on regarding those 5 words, but in my heart, deep in my soul, I know that Lot’s wife turned back because of her children.
You see, as I said earlier, everyone in that house was given opportunity to make a choice; yet, because the sons-in-law felt it was all ‘humorous’, they and their wives and their children; Lot’s wife’s daughters and grandchildren, were left behind to suffer and to die an excruciating death.
The angels had tried to urge them.
Lot had tried to convince them; yet, they made up their own minds according to the information they were given by the angels in their presence.
Lot’s wife turned back because of the screams that could have been the voices of those who wanted her to come back and help them.
She turned back not because of the ‘things’ that she was leaving behind or the lifestyle they had lived. Her mother’s heart, turned her back. Her heart for the people, not just her children.
But it had already been determined that there would be losses.
Abraham had already mediated on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah.
There was nothing left but for Lot and his wife and 2 daughters to continue forward without looking back.
We are doing and have done as we were called to do in the Old Testament Book of Joel, Chapter 2, verses 15-17, which reads:
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where [is] their God?' "
We, in these past 3 days, have been doing as Abraham did, we have been mediating on behalf of the lost. And judgment is set.
So, I’m here to tell you that even with all the praying that you are doing, some people that you are praying for, for repentance that their souls may be saved from damnation; will make the wrong choice.
And I say to you, DON’T LOOK BACK…
because according to Revelations Chapter 8, verse 1, the day will come that the heavens shall be silenced for about 1 half hour (When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour) and you will be given opportunity to see the lives of those whom you thought were “good” that you did not pray for; and those that you prayed for that you thought were not saved (for remember, only God knows the heart), who were; and some who never will be even with the angel of the Lord present in their homes pleading their case.
But I say to you, DON’T LOOK BACK in sorrow, as Lot’s wife did.
You did all that you were called and purposed to do for the Lost.
The day of the Lord is at hand.
DON’T LOOK BACK
"And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on [My] menservants and on [My] maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass [That] whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” Joel 2:28-32
Don’t allow your heart strings to keep you from moving forward in the things of the Lord. There comes a time and a season that we must let go and….
DON’T LOOK BACK
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” I Thessalonians 4:16-18
Our FAST ends today with day 3, in honor of …. ROSH HASHANAH tomorrow and Friday.
Tonight at midnight, the Shofar will blow ushering a new day. We will begin celebrating Rosh Hashanah (which is to celebrate the Jewish New Year on the Hebrew Calendar). So, get ready to Eat and Celebrate as we move forward, not looking behind us…for the promise of God is in front of us.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 2:2"
Please continue to listen to the recording to the closing prayer and the Altar Call. And if you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please take this opportunity to repent and receive Him today into your life.
May God Bless you greatly,
Elder & Prophetess Ramona Haswell
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|Posted on September 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
I was told by some that I have not made plain to you what is going on. Though I have spoken to you the details in our Live Prayer Call these past 2 weeks, there are still some who do not understand what is going on. So, I am here before you to make the vision plain, according to what God spoke to His Prophetess to tell you.
There are those of you that still need to be fed milk when you were once on meat. However, that’s not the topic today. For those who eat meat know that if you want anything from God you must first ask, get understanding and then prepare to receive.
To get understanding, I have referred you to scriptures and given you words from the Lord on our status’, in chats, in your inboxes and even written on some of your walls; yet you say you need more clarity.
So I am saying again, repeating statements, and redirecting you to our previous teleconference(s) to reveal to those who need more clarity the steps that are required of those who are expecting great blessings:
“HE THAT HATH AN EAR TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR, THUS SAITH THE LORD.”
“You are receiving a harvest from your prayers into the physical.
For whatever reason God is revealing to you that it was “held up”, your harvest is here. For remember now, He is Sovereign. He is God alone and He can do whatever He wants to do when He wants to.
So in the meantime while you are awaiting manifesting of something, for whatever reasons or why ever He withheld that blessing from getting to you, His word through the Apostle Paul, I believe in the book of Galatians is:
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9
And because you did not faint in the hard times, in the difficult times, in the times when you could not hear Him speaking words of direction or encouragement, you stood as the word tells us in Ephesians Chapter 6 verses 13 and 14;
“when you have persevered and done all that you were directed to do, and withstood and continued to stand even when you fell down and got back up; you continued to stand, press in and wrestle for that blessing.….”
You wrestled for some of these blessings so long ago, you’d almost forgotten all about them.
And God said, He didn’t forget.
He said, He knows the things you set aside, that you obediently, in reverence, placed after Him, after your relationship with Him; and it got buried deep in your heart.
He said, He didn’t forget.
So, if you think you’re just getting a ‘blessing’, you are mistaken!
Though it may look like the cloud of your blessings is the size of a mans’ hand, (reference: I Kings 18:41-45), I’m telling you to go back and look again!
"7 times" the word of the Lord tells us, Ahab told his servant.
And while Ahab was praying, the servant did as the Prophet had told him, and went back 7 times, to look again. (I Kings 18:43)
Go Back and Look Again!
Because the Lord is telling me that…while you’ve been waiting, we have been praying.
Our ANGEL-HEART GARRISON MINISTRIES Prayer Teams have been holding you up before the Lord, reminding Him that He promised you a blessing, that He promised you reconciliation in relationship, that your family member would be saved, that you would be healed.
Our ANGEL-HEART GARRISON MINISTRIES Prayer Teams of Warriors, Armor Bearers and Gate Keepers have been praising Him on your behalf in the meantime; hopefully in agreement with you. But we have been actively standing in faith and praying like Ahab.
As I told you last week, you are about to receive blessings overflowing; an abundance of blessings!
Not only that, the word of the Lord is saying to you that your harvest is Plentiful! And you have not labored in vain.
Your faith in God that He is a God of His word, that He watches over His word to perform it was the place where you were when God was holding back the rain. And you prepared your households and your lives to receive what the word of Lord prophetically spoke into you that you would receive.
Yes, He held back this rain of blessings even when you were crying out “Lord, Help Me, help Us, we need you right now”!
But in your faith you withstood that evil day and you persevered through it. And you grew. And He was able to develop you and reposition you.
And now because you prayed and fasted and believed, stood in Faith He’s saying right now, the blessings of the Lord are about to overwhelm you, overtake you!
Like Joshua and his armies marching around the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-15), ANGEL-HEART GARRISON MINISTRIES armies of Prayer Teams is walking around the walls of Jericho for 6 days from the speaking of the words of Ahab to His servant. And on the 7th day, (September 7, 2011) we are ALL going to SHOUT!
“The heavens are black with clouds and wind”. (I Kings 18:45)
And there is coming a great rain!
Yesterday (August 30th), I saw the dust settling on the battlefield. And that’s why it was so dark!
As the dust settles and the blessings are finished pouring down on you, He said His glory is going to fill the place!
God has His own reasons for holding back! He has His own reasons for not speaking to you or you not hearing Him speak.
He is God!
And He’ll do what He wants when He wants to!
That’s the reason for the size and the darkness of the cloud. All the pain you suffered, all the time that you withstood and persevered, is the reason for the size and the darkness of the cloud.
Now it’s raining physical manifestation of blessing!"
“HE THAT HATH AN EAR TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR, THUS SAITH THE LORD.”
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3
And that appointed time for your dark cloud to burst forth your great blessings is NOW! In order to receive these blessings you are to SHOUT FORTH PRAISES where ever you are, on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the appointed time.
Though you are welcome to join us on our Live Prayer Call Teleconference as we publicly usher in our blessings, you don’t have to be on our call to receive the blessing, BUT you MUST OPERATE IN OBEDIENCE and SHOUT PRAISES (FLASH MOB PRAISE) at the appointed time and your cloud will burst forth your manifest abundance of blessings!
God is Sovereign and He will do what He wants ‘When’ He wants to and ‘How’ He wants to. God is God!
If you want your great blessings, Catch the Vision and join in this FLASH MOB PRAISE!
You are invited to join with ANGEL-HEART GARRISON MINISTRIES on our Live Prayer Call on Wednesday, September 7th, as we publicize the FLASH MOB PRAISE, you are welcome to:
Call in by phone: (724) 444-7444 Access Code: 89323# Pin: 1#
By computer: www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323
At exactly 12:00 noon (pst) we will be SHOUTING (unmuted) PRAISES UNTO THE LORD!!!
The Word of the Lord tells us to seek the Lord and He shall be found of us; and that knowledge is a treasure. You must find what it is that you are searching for.
Proverbs 2:3-6 in the King James version, says,
“If thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.”
Knowledge is Power!
To read the entire FLASH MOB PRAISE event details, go to our Fasting & Prayer Page on our website: http://angel-heartgarrisonministries.webs.com/fastingprayer.htm
To hear the original prophetic word given through the Prophetess Ramona on August 24, 2011, listen to the recording where after our Ministry Partner, Minister Cynthia Hooks delivered the message entitled, “Treasures Out of Darkness”, Prophetess Ramona gave the original Prophetic Word;
And to hear the entire excerpt on that word above, listen to our recording dated August 31, 2011, entitled: “God Will Send the Rain When He’s Ready”, both can be found on our website on our Music & Podcasts Page at: http://angel-heartgarrisonministries.webs.com/apps/podcast/ and on our talkshoe site at: www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323
|Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
I watched an old movie last night that was referred to me by one of my Ministry Partners, Minister & Prophetess Cynthia Hooks. I’d never seen it before but I just ‘happened’ to ‘coincidentally’ find it in my daughter’s DVD archives, called, “Facing the Giants”.
So, needless to say, I was obedient to the word of the Lord through this Prophetess, and I watched that movie last night.
And I was so inspired and lifted up by this movie.
It encouraged me and strengthened me to continue to persevere through things that I am facing as I carry the Vision that the Lord has birthed into me.
You see the more I look at the vision, the more I am able to envision, territory, responsibility, souls, lives, provision, and even prophetic insights that are encompassed in Angel-heart Garrison Ministries through Missions and Prayer.
The more I look, the more I see; new levels and dimensions.
It’s like in the principle of “mind mapping”, once you write a thing (as the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk tells us in the 2nd chapter write the vision and make it plain), it begins to reveal itself in levels and dimensions. I have yet to “mind map” the Vision given me of Angel-heart Garrison Ministries. I don’t think I have that much paper. By the time I finish, I know I would be able to cover at least one wall in our house with it.
You’ve heard me asking for help over and over again; directing you to our website’s “Vision”, “Wanted” page and “Paypal” button. And not one single new person has stepped up and said that they have been purposed and sent of the Lord to offer their services or provision to inspire me to press on.
Yet, I seem to muster up the strength to get up each day and continue in His work, carrying the burden of the vision with 2 or 3 that have made commitments for whatever time they also are able to give to assist. And I move forward.
The word from one of the ministers in the movie, Facing the Giants, said to the coach, as he read from the New Testament Book of Revelation, Chapter 3, verse 8: “'We serve a God who opens doors that no man can close. "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; [fn] for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name." And until the Lord moves you, bloom where you are planted".
As our IPW Team, Armor Bearers and Gate Keepers keep this ministry and the vision surrounded in prayer, God is manifesting land, trucks, storehouses, housing, seeds available to Angel-heart Garrison Ministries as I know and stand and believe that He will also manifest the financial provision to purchase all that is not donated.
We are looking at figures that I have never had to face before. Yet I press on, believing that He will provide; yet knowing that you are the extension of His hands toward fulfilling these needs.
I am not overwhelmed with what I see, because what I see is the vision of God’s Amazing love toward us as He ‘prepares a way’ in at time when it will seem that ‘there is no way’.
In the book of Nehemiah, we find the birthing of a vision in Nehemiah, that was so big he knew he could not carry it alone. He knew he was going to need help. The burden of the vision was so great on him that even the king could see that he needed assistance. And through the hand of the king, Nehemiah received what was needed to rebuild the wall.
As the wall was being built and shored up, every one worked on the project set before them. They worked in their assignments.
I cannot come down off this wall.
So please ask yourself this one thing as you read this, “Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I living my purpose? What am I gifted or purposed to do with Angel-heart Garrison Ministries?”
Are you doing your best? Are you giving your all? Is there more in you that you can give, but you give up before that 2nd wind?
Are you giving excuses why you can’t meet your goal? “I’m too small.” “I’m not like them.” “I don’t look right.” “I’ve made too many mistakes, God can’t use me.”
And taking another phrase from the move, “Your actions will always follow your beliefs. If you accept defeat, then that’s what you’ll get.”
Sometimes we have to give our own selves that “pep talk”. And do that “death crawl” alone if we have to.
Never Give Up!
To "Never Give Up", means we must encourage ourselves in the word of God. Stand in the mirror and speak that word into ourselves! "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I am walking in His Will today for He has "set before me an open door, and I am walking through it!" Persevere. Press In!
The giant that I am facing is not the enemy.
The giant I am facing is the size of the vision that God has placed in me.
“God will send the rain when He’s ready.” I will continue to prepare the field to receive it.
I continue to speak in my atmosphere and encourage myself in His word. As I give my “very best”. I won’t quit til I have nothing left. I will give all that I have in me. I will keep driving. Though the weight that I carry is heavy…I will not give up….I will not give in….I will keep going. I promise to give my very best. 20 more steps. I will keep going. I will not quit! I won’t quit on God. 5 more steps…5 more steps.
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries will bloom where we are planted!
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3
I will Praise Him at all times; when I win and even when I lose.
I Press In, I Press On.
~Elder & Prophetess Ramona Haswell
Founder & Visionary
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries
|Posted on July 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM||comments (0)|
You hear me use the parable of the lepers quite often; where I highlight that 1 leper out of the 10 (from the New Testament Book of Luke, Chapter 17) who after they had been healed by Jesus and were on their way, turned back and sought Jesus to thank Him for healing him. His primary intention was simply and only to express his gratitude for what Jesus had done for him.
Not only was this an encouragement to Jesus who suffered sometime judgment and criticisms from those around Him, especially the religious leaders who did not understand the call on His life; but it also turned around and blessed the leper who had been healed, now, with wholeness.
This means that not only did He receive healing in his body (like the other 9) from the leprosy continuing to tear him down and destroy him from within; but he received restoration of his fingers and ears and nose and other extensions that had been eaten away by this infirmity.
What is it that you have received that you have not turned back and thanked someone for? Your gratitude is a gift for someone to know that someone is hearing, acknowledging and/or receiving the word from the Lord that has been given through them.
Even Mary Magdelene who Jesus had cast seven demons out of, the scriptures tell us in Luke 8:1-3, led the women in giving to His ministry, assuring that He was never without (Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.) It was their way of saying thank you to the one who had spoken deliverance into her future.
Mary Magdelene was also the one who took a very expensive gift, a flask of alabaster oil (Matthew 27; Mark 14) and rubbed it onto Jesus’ feet before He walked that road to Calvary.
I take time out of every day to acknowledge people who have blessed me, by calling them, sending them a love gift or note in the mail or going to their status’ and encouraging them in comments and sometimes just flat out saying how grateful I am that God has used them in my life. I want them to know that I am “hearing” them, that I am present in the moment that they are in, and am acknowledging my partnership in some form or another with them.
Even to some in Ministry, when I am led in my spirit, by the Holy Spirit, I give an offering or a love gift to encourage them to continue to believe that God is hearing and is pleased and has even greater financial blessings on their path, which will ultimately encourage them to persevere in hardship.
Men & Women of God in ministry should not have to tell you that they are “enduring” like a soldier or that the enemy is withstanding them in their fortitude or in their finances on in the finances of the ministry that God holds them accountable; for you should already know that the greater works that we are called to do, call up an assignment against us to tear us down and ultimately destroy us, through breaches in our walls.
Your blessings inspire me to continue in the things of the Lord.
I want to thank those of you who in your obedience to the Holy spirit are led to write our on status and encourage one another. To step out of that box of fear and in faith, to say that “I can do all things through Christ”. Even when what you might write some times may not be “exactly right”, at least you have victory in that you have walked through the door and are now entering into the place of comfort where you believe the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you to say and do what is right.
I want to thank all of you who join our live teleconferences as well as those who listen and are blessed by the recordings. It encourages me greatly to know when and how that word has blessed you.
And I want to thank those of you who have volunteered in some way or another to assist in the growth of this ministry through an area in your own life that has some way found its place here at Angel-heart Garrison Ministries.
And I want to thank those of you who have stepped out and begun sowing finances into this ministry to encourage me, Founder/Visionary/Prophetess & Leader, to continue in the things that the Lord is requiring of me, so that I know that what I am not doing here is not being done in vain and shall produce that which the Lord has sent it to do.
And I want to thank those who have vowed a vow as “Load Bearing Walls” to help keep the ministry standing with your regular dependable giving that we may walk forward on a financial foundation that will keep the integrity of the ministry forthright and respected wherever we go.
I pray that the word that you are receiving has blessed you and caused you in some way to grow in the spirit. For as the New Testament Book of III John verse 2 says, “beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, and be in health, even as your soul prospereth.” So as you are developing, growing in your spirit and soul in the word, learning that a devotional and prayer life is a daily walk and as you pant more and more for deeper revelation of the love of God towards you; that there is victory in other areas of your life manifesting or about to manifest in your life.
May the Grace, Peace and Joy of the Lord continually be with you,
Elder & Prophetess Ramona Haswell
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries
If you would like to sow into this ministry with a financial love gift, tithe or offering, please go to our website and press the PayPal button provided at the bottom of any page.
Thank You. And, May God Bless You.
|Posted on May 11, 2011 at 11:08 AM||comments (0)|
“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25
The YEARS that were stolen from you…
Think back. What happened when you initially got distracted from your purpose and you started doing other things; convincingly, encouraging yourself that you’d “get back” to it, in just a minute. Or you tried to stay on track; however, it seemed no matter what you’d do you were buffeted on all sides.
You’d take two steps and fall back three. But you kept striving toward the mark. Kept pressing in, but it seemed you could never really get where you ‘thought’ you were supposed to be, or going.
And now years have passed. You’re older, tireder (if there is such a word), and discouraged.
You still feel the call and the purpose but you are not as energetic toward accomplishing or completing the task as you used to be. And as you look back you know that if you’d done this 10, 20, even 30 years ago, look how far you’d be right now. Look at what could have been accomplished, by now.
It’s not that you weren’t doing anything. You busied yourself in the things of God. You even got distracted from your own call to help others go forward. And when you see them, you see the blessings, the Hand of God, on them; and you compare where you could be now, where your ministry would be now; “if only”.
But these YEARS were STOLEN.
For, the Word of God tells us that the Northern Army is God’s Army that He’s sent against you. For whatever reason on your part, the Northern Army was sent to eat up everything in your life.
Some of your things were lost. Some were even stolen; important things that you invested much of your life into.
You’re wondering to yourself right now, “how does she know all this about me?” And I’ll tell you, “first-hand knowledge”. I spent many years walking in circles in the wilderness, for my own reasons, yet to be explained to you in the future. But I know what I’m talking about because I met that Northern Army head on, and lost almost everything that I owned; except life. God spared my life and the life of my family. Yet the hardship, pain and suffering (tribulation) worked in me the patience to endure and come out of the wilderness victoriously!
It seems almost fruitless to try to start something that should have been started 30 years ago, doesn’t it?
You say to yourself, “It’s the endtime! What possible effect can the purpose on my life make at this point in time?”
But you still feel that purpose.
You still feel that call.
Maybe it was not your time. Maybe it was not your turn because you needed to learn from your mistakes. Or maybe you missed your turn.
Whatever the reason, your time has come back around again!
The Lord said, He has restored to you and to me, the YEARS that the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, (the locust) hath eaten; My great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25
“Years” pertain to dreams, vision, and purpose. Though the hours of time are not going to go in reverse for you; what was purposed in you at birth, though it may appear that you are too old, too frail, or too much time has been lost, too many messes have been made; God will make a way to get you where you need to be swiftly and assuredly to catch up with His Plan in your purpose.
God, the Author of Time, can do what He wills (chooses) with it. And in your case, He says it pleases Him to “restore” the years…time….and avail to you new opportunity to accomplish that that He originally purposed in you to will and to do.
You don’t have to concern yourself with “how” He’s going to do all this in such a short time. Your job is to continue, press in and move with the Lord as you walk in your purpose.
God is responsible to make your pathway clear, to provide provision for the vision, and to work everything for good to those who love Him and are called unto His purpose.
It’s His Plan. It’s up to you now, to keep up with Him in your purpose.
The years of dreams, vision and purpose have been restored to you. Now, what are you going to do with them?
Everyday holds a blessing. You must receive it in order to walk in it.
Take Your Blessing and walk forward!
May 11, 2011
Joel 1:4; 2:20,21, 23-26
James 2:18, 20, 26
|Posted on May 4, 2011 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
As I was lying in bed at 3:00 a.m. this morning clearly hearing from God; because He was moving even faster than I could remember, He told me He’d give me time to turn over and get my pen and pad so that I could write this down.
He was telling me so many things, that when I heard the word “authentic” again on this early morning, I kept hearing Wil Smith saying the word, “authentic self”. As I listened more intently to my inner spirit, I realized where I’d heard that term. And I recalled, “BAGGER VANCE”.
In the movie, BAGGER VANCE, the character played by Wil Smith continually reminded this well-known Master Golfer that his problem was that he’d ‘lost his swing’.
He went on later in the movie to define what ‘losing his swing’ meant by explaining to the golfer that he’d become, in a sense, entangled in the cares of the world through his “past” and ‘lost his swing’. And, in order to get it back, relying on a particular club to bring him back to his old professional self was not how he’d overcome; he had to focus on finding his “authentic” self.
And there was that word again.
And then the words started running through me like water. That’s how God speaks to me sometimes. Sometimes I hear His voice speaking to me in the wind flowing through my body. I hear His voice speaking to me in a still small voice in my ear. I hear Him speaking directly to me in every word, with His breath in my face. I hear His voice stirring in my sleep, waking me up to write the vision and make it plain. Oh, yes, God speaks to me whenever and however He so chooses.
And so He explained to me, this morning, that ‘your authentic self’ is that person you were originally purposed to be when you were born. And in order to find that authenticity, you must release control to your spiritual self, that spirit man I’m always talking to you about in my teleconferences.
In one respect here you are surrounded by others in Ministry, on your job, jobless, at the hairdressers’, wherever you are; yet you are an individual seeking direction on this new level where you have just recently been planted.
Nobody has the same purpose. Everyone is unique. You may be called to do something that someone else has done; yet, you are not called to do it the same way. Look at Moses and Joshua; Elijah and Elisha. Although they may have carried the same mantel; and though their bottom line mission was the same, they went about completing their tasks differently.
You are in a different place from anywhere you’ve ever been before; yet you are in the place where God has SET you for your divine purpose.
So, how do you know where to go, what to do next?
You are in your Purpose; therefore shouldn’t it just come “natural” to you?
Well, on this new level, things won’t operate quite the same; and you will find that it is not the club (or the mantel) that gives you the confidence to be a winner; it’s what’s inside you that must rise up like David when he realized that Sauls’ armor was not fitting for his battle; and the disobedience of Moses who lost his Mantel and did not fulfill his purpose.
But if you don’t know who you truly are; then you will also need to find your “authentic self” before you set out on this new level.
To find your own personal “authentic you”, you must go into that place in you where God speaks to you and you hear His still small voice speaking ONLY to you about YOU and His Will in YOUR life. His word says, my sheep know my voice. So, if you do, then you know it is Him speaking to you.
Consecration through Fasting & Prayer brings things more clearly into perspective.
Fasting & Prayer allows you to begin to see yourself as God sees you. For His word in Jeremiah 29:11 clearly states that He knows the Plans that He has for us; that they are good and not evil. Yet, if we want to know, we have to come to this place in Him where we humbly bow before Him and listen as He speaks life into our “authentic self” to:
1) Seek His face
2) Draw closer to the Father
3) Receive clear direction
4) Receive soundness of mind
5) Presence of vision (understanding, comprehension, perception)
6) Be endued with gifts required on this level
That on this new level, you are able to:
7) Be a Reflection of the Love of the Lord
Be a Reflection of the heart of the Father for His children
9) Lead others to the Father
10) Direct others on their Path of Purpose
11) Be an Example & Demonstrate the “Will of the Father”
12) Provoke and Inspire the love of Jesus Christ
13) Allow your walk to Encourage others to be like Jesus
14) Walk freely in the power and authority in Jesus’ name!
As we continue in our Fast today, let us fall before the Father and ask him for direction as we walk out in faith on this new level of blessing, restoration, & anointing to walk boldly in our Authority in His Plan in our Purpose!
Jeremiah Chapter 1 (entirety) and verses 4-8 (separately)
Joshua Chapter 1
I Samuel 17:34-40, 50
|Posted on May 2, 2011 at 4:59 PM||comments (0)|
"The following is an excerpt from the Hindrances to Prayer Series, closing message on 4/27/11 by Prophetess Ramona Haswell. To hear it in its' entirety, go to www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323 .
You’ve seen how when I was prophesying the Word of the Lord regarding ‘justifying & compromising’ and finding you ‘trustworthy’ in the example of the disobedience of Moses (Numbers 20:7-12 ) and the transfer of his mantel to Joshua.
You’ve seen the prophetic word of God through the mouth of His Prophetess come to vision through the obedience of the 5-fold mantel in healing and wholeness (blind eyes open, parts restored) when we talk about how the obedience of Ezekiel to speak (Ezekiel 37) put life back into a dead situation;
Today, You’re going to see the Prophetic Word of God through the mouth of His Prophetess come to manifestation as He wages war and begins to take back His sheep from unfaithful/untrustworthy Leaders through the example as the Israelites and Jehosophat (II Chronicles 20:15-22) watched God Wage War; and
Today, You’re going to not just see, but experience, first hand, the God of the Prophet Elisha in I Kings 18 put 400 prophets of Baal in their place.
You are going to see every hindrance in our series come together today;
and the end of it all, there is going to be breakthrough and deliverance from strongholds!!!
This day….will increase your faith to break strongholds and set you free!
We’re going to take back what the devil has stolen from you!!
And we’re going to give the Glory to God today!!!
If you have been with us from the beginning of this series, then you know that you cannot get your prayers answered without somebody having some kind of faith.
We’ve talked over and over about hindrances to prayer and how they can easily turn into strongholds if they are not put into subjection of our spirit man. Once again, and for the last time in this series, the definition of “strongholds” is:
(1) demonic afflictions that can be overcome by the weapons/armour given us in Ephesians, Chapter 6;
(2) demonic attachments where the sin problem is so bad in a particular area of one’s life, that there is a reduced capacity to resistance.
Reduced Capacity implies the inability to resist, where there is an awareness, but the one with the stronghold cannot break free of this, without deliverance.
Remember, for example, our discussion in this Section in our Hindrances to Prayer series, on "Fear": Fear is a (spiritual) darkroom that Satan or his imps (according to what level you are on) use to bring about sickness, disease, destruction and lack. These 'darts' lodge in our minds.
Soon, Satan uses that as a stronghold and you begin to ponder, meditate and consume yourself in these fearful (soulish - emotions) thoughts to the point that you allow Satan to come in with sickness and disease and ultimately destroy life.
Well, just like I told you last week, this teleconference today is going to be different from every teleconference you have been in so far with me.
I have prayed for these past 3 months, each time that we’ve joined together on this teleconference that your ears and eyes of understanding be opened to receive the Rhema revelation of the height, depth, length and breadth to comprehend just how much God loves you, so that His revelation word to you could be deposited into good soil and produce a great manifestation for victory in your prayer life to give Glory to God!
You can only get this through the “hearing” of the word of God to build your faith.
That’s why God has had me teaching you with a STEEL BOW RAKE!!! To bring you into a level of comprehension of the information that you have been being fed.
It changed your way of thinking.
He had me repeating myself to you so that His truth could attach itself to you and erase your old way of thinking.
Not just your thinking, but also your way of speaking into your own atmosphere.
What you believe or don’t believe will keep you from getting the answers to your prayers!!!
So I teach you the “undistracted” word.
By not allowing others to talk while I am teaching.
By not allowing others to interrupt on this conference.
I know there are people who have come in and out of these teleconferences and left notes on the board wondering why they can’t speak on the line. Obviously they came in late and did not hear the introduction to know that there would be no distractions or interruptions on this line.
Meditation on the word is necessary for you to get victory in your life…not just your prayer life…but in your life!!! A Victorious, Abundant Life!
Jesus said, “I come that you may have life and have it more abundantly”
I don’t have milk for you.
I have been feeding you meat. And I have given you meat week after week; a little at a time, as God has led me to do, for you to digest what you have heard!!!
Today! Today, on God’s orders, we are in a WAR that He proclaimed!
God is is taking territory!!!
I recently learned that in the book of Zachariah, there is an angel that “measures” territory to figure out if there has been ‘diabolical encroachment’. That’s the terminology that was used. And we’ve called on that Angel to measure the territory that has been stolen so that we make sure we get all that we are supposed to be taking back in this battle.
God started speaking to me about this, about 3 or 4 weeks ago.
It’s been all my heart could contain to hold back and not say too much; so the Lord has been allowing me to contact people and give them a personal one-on-one word.
A part of Him taking territory, one person at a time.
But He would not allow me to talk about the full revelation that He has put in me until today.
And even THAT revelation began to increase in me just yesterday, by a new birthing in me. My life was changed again, yet again on April 26, 2011 with a new birthing in me yesterday for this new level that God has placed me on.
We are IN battle today!!!
Revival is coming and we’ve gotta be ready!
WE ARE ON THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY!
The Lord has been preparing me for this particular place on the battleground, WHERE WE ARE today!!!
Day after day since He began speaking this to me, I’ve anointed my head, my hands, and my feet!!
I am prayed up!!! You know I've fasted and prayed!!
And I am ready to do this thing that God has called me to do!!
God said “it is done!”
It’s time to wage War!
Get ready to win!
Get ready to take back what the devil has stolen from you today!!!
I have been many places in my wildernesses. I told you last week that God told me in a dream in 1998 that “He called me to be a student”. I learned that THAT meant that He was going to teach me some things out in the wilderness that I would receive a RHEMA REVELATION of that no man would be able to take away from me.
Do you know what I mean? Have you had that experience with the Lord before?
Well, like I said, He took me some places and showed me some things that awed and amazed me.
But He wanted me to see the familiarity in them so when I came out of the wilderness, I would recognize them when they crossed my path.
And He said, that I would understand more when I came out than I did while I was in.
I’m telling you now, why some of you are suffering and have not received your victories.
If you understand covering, then you understand that whatever church or ministry you are under, you receive the blessing of that ministry.
First of all He has revealed to me that there are many of you in ministry who have been teaching, consulting and ministering to people who have or have had demon spirits, unawares to you.
The Lord has revealed to me that some of those spirits have had an ‘opportunity’ and have been transferred to you.
If your church does not have an Intercessory Prayer Ministry in your church, you have been operating without the hedge of protection, the hedge of prayer that you need to be surrounded by.
I’m talking about you ministers and others that have been operating and consulting in the Marriage Ministry. Who have been operating in the Youth Ministry. Who have been leaders over the Homeless Ministries…laying hands on the ones that have had demons spirits that also have been transferred to you because, in this case, you were not consecrated and may have gone in without your armor or not covered in the Blood (of Jesus).
Understand what I am saying now.
I am getting many prayer requests from people throughout our nation who are considering walking away from ministry, overburdened, without strength to fight for themselves.
These people went into battle without armor and without prayer going before them.
Where was your Prayer Team?
Who was holding up your names before the Lord every day as you walked out on the spiritual battlefield?
II Chronicles 20:21 tells us that God sends the Praise team and the Prayer Team in before the warriors!
God is a God of order.
And I truly like that about Him.
He does things in order.
He shows us His order.
And He expects us to be and to operate in Order.
Some of you have gone out on the battlefield…. BEFORE the hedge of prayer surrounded you…
You were truly called in your Purpose; but you went out before, ahead of the Praise.
And then there are the others…
God showed me a long time ago, that I was not to allow just anyone to touch me; and no one could ever lay hands suddenly on me.
I didn’t quite understand it then. I saw people all around me going up to be ministered to and get hands laid on. But I was not allowed to do that on many occasions.
Yes, there were those that the Lord led me to go up to and those ministers always confirmed “why” they were doing what they were doing. No one ever laid hands on me without talking to me and giving me confirmation.
God showed me in a dream how I was to lay hands on those that may try to lay hands suddenly on me.
And basically, I thought he was talking about witches and people in divination and the occult.
But I have seen coming out of my wilderness, what I saw in that vision,… these same spirits operating in the pulpits.
Some pulpits, not all.
I’ve even stood before some ministers who recognized this hedge that God had surrounding me, and they told me face to face that they could not touch me, I belonged to God.
I didn’t understand then. And I don’t know if they even understood. But they were obedient to the word of the Lord.
And then there were those who in their arrogance saw this hedge around me, and in their arrogance tried to transfer their anointing to me, and fell to their knees in tears, when they could not perform the assignment of satan (from the pulpit) against me.
The Lord revealed to me much later, that it was the truth and the pure light in me that caused them to fall to their knees; it was the true blood covering, protection of Jesus that caused them to fall in their own guilt; for they knew they’d be caught in their sin. They saw Jesus in me.
II Chronicles 20:15-17 tells me that my Praises and my faith goes before me knowing that this battle is not mine. For my God, Jehovah Nissi has waged war on satan and his imps because of you!!
He’s taking YOU back.
YOU are His territory!
He’s told me that I am the voice, that speaks forth prophetically;
However, Jehovah Nissi has spoken in my spirit that the battle is not mine but His!!!!
But you see, I am not talking about me.
I am talking about the anointing of God on the endtime call on me.
You see, I keep telling you that God has positioned a group called out of the wilderness; and gave you the example of the transfer of Moses mantel to Joshua who came out of the wilderness…
He’s doing it again, We’re called the Elijah Generation, coming with fire Arising in this end time; we’re as the song says, “forerunners of Jesus”, “voices in the wilderness, preparing the way,” for God’s final revival; the “Generation that is seeking His face” only. We’re here teaching you the things of the Lord and Prophesying in the atmosphere, “Thus saith the Lord!”
To read more, this Prophetic Word is continued at: http://angel-heartgarrisonministries.webs.com/apropheticword.htm