Overcoming the Kingdoms of this World

War, hunger, poverty, ignorance, ethnic cleansing, age-old hatreds and prejudices, suicide bombings, terrorism, AIDS and other afflictions, economic instability with wide fluctuations in the stock market – all of these show clearly that our world is a frightening and unreliable place. Because the kingdom of this world is temporary and will one day pass away, it has nothing of enduring quality in which we can trust with any confidence.

Millions die every day from disease, starvation or violence. The stock market collapses and people who were millionaires one day are paupers the next. Corporations downsize and thousand are suddenly jobless. Extended joblessness creates financial distress resulting in evictions, which increases homelessness and the welfare burden of the state. Religious hatred between Christians, Muslims and Jews fuels daily conflict in many parts of the world, particularly the Middle East.

Is there any good news in the midst of all of this? Yes, indeed there is. For those who live and walk in the Kingdom of God, every day can be a good day, regardless of circumstances in the world. No matter how much unrest and turmoil swirls around us in the physical world, the Kingdom of God is stable. It cannot be moved. Unlike the kingdom of this world, God’s Kingdom is founded on eternal principles that will never fade or pass away.

Religion-a Human Invention: Mankind has tried in so many ways to relieve the fear, pain, and suffering that characterize so much of human life on earth. One way is through religion, which has not been any more successful than anything else because it too is a product of human invention and design. Religion is man’s attempt to discover God and find the solution to his own problem.

This is why God did not send us a religion. Instead, He sent us His Kingdom, eternal and unshakable. God’s Kingdom came to earth through the person of His Son Jesus Christ, who was its herald as well as its gateway. Christ did not come to Earth to start a religion or a religious organization or club. Jesus preached the Kingdom, but the Church preaches so many other things rather than the Kingdom.

Jesus’ overarching mission on earth was to reintroduce the Kingdom of God on Earth to mankind. When we say that Jesus came to reintroduce the Kingdom of God on Earth, this implies that at one time it was here before. Christ did not bring a new Kingdom to Earth, but an old, original Kingdom that had been lost. At one time, Adam and Eve were the Kingdom of God on Earth, ruling from the Garden of Eden. When they rebelled against God and fell into sin, the Kingdom departed.

Living In Perfect Harmony: Here is how the Kingdom was supposed to work. God the Father and Creator is in heaven, where He has always been. Remember that Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven.” Heaven is the domain of the Father, a spiritual realm that is invisible, yet greater and more real than the visible, physical realm that was created from it. God is the King of heaven, the Lord of all, the Creator, and the manufacturer of all things.

Man, the creature, is on the earth. Created in God’s own image and formed from the dust of the ground, man was placed in administrative authority over the Earth and all its other creatures. Since God is Spirit this means that man was created first as a spirit with the ability to communicate with the spiritual realm.

As the breath of God was breathed into man he became a living soul, endowed with self-awareness, personality and free will. In order to fulfill His design and intention of ruling the Earth through a physical representative, God then placed the spirit man He had created into a physical shell, a body fashioned from the dust (“dark earth” or adam) of the ground.

So here we have two realms: a spiritual realm capable of touching the realm of God, and a physical realm able to communicate in the earth regions. God’s purpose was for man to rule the Earth in His name and under His authority. This meant that God’s thoughts and desires were to be manifested in the mind of man so that God’s will could be done on Earth. The only way that God’s will can be accomplished on Earth is through the man He had created. There had to be a spiritual connection linking the two realms. For this reason, God created man with the capacity of receiving His Spirit.

When God came into the garden to fellowship with Adam, he heard the Lord’s voice and tried to hide among the trees. God called out to Adam, asking “Where art thou?” Adam replied, “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Genesis 2:8-10). Of course, God knew where Adam was all along. God is all knowing. He didn’t ask because He didn’t know. God knew where Adam was physically but He couldn’t find Adam in His Spirit. For the first time Adam was not connected to God through his spirit.

The Spirit of God was the vital link between man’s dominion on Earth and God’s dominion in heaven. He revealed the will of God to man and provided wisdom and guidance so that man could carry out God’s will on Earth. In this original order of things, perfect harmony existed between God and man. There was unity between heaven and Earth. Everything operated as it was supposed to. It did not stay that way.

The key to dominion: The key to man’s being able to manifest the Kingdom of God here on Earth is the presence of the Holy Spirit. Man cannot know God’s will except through the Holy Spirit living within him, and the Holy Spirit can live only in a holy vessel. Not only did Jesus come to reintroduce the Kingdom, but He came also to restore righteousness and holiness to mankind, both of which we lost in the Garden of Eden.

Jesus restored us to righteousness – to right standing with the Father – through His death for our sins. He made us righteous again, and when He did so, He also restored our holiness. To be holy means to be pure, without spot or blemish, set apart exclusively for God. When Adam and Eve sinned, they showed contempt for their holy state and took that which was meant for God and used it for profane and common purposes. That would be like taking a beautiful, solid gold goblet and using it to hold bacon grease.

How does Jesus make us righteous and holy again? Nothing less than the blood of Jesus was required. The Word of God says, “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). Only the blood of Jesus could cleanse our sin and remove the shame of our actions. That is why He had to die.

Just like the old hymn declares, “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was Spirit, with no body or blood; Jesus, the man, had both. Jesus Christ was both 100 percent flesh-and-blood man and 100 percent divine Son of God. We cannot separate the two; to do so would be to deny the work that He did on the cross.

The Holy Spirit connection: We cannot worship Christ and forget about Jesus because without Jesus we cannot have Christ. The blood of Jesus cleansed our sin and created the basis for our forgiveness, making it possible for Christ to restore us to righteousness and holiness and bring us the Holy Spirit.

This is why any religion that denies Jesus has a problem. Everything is wrapped up in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross. If we do not have Jesus, that means our sins are still with us. Without the cleansing of our sins, we cannot become holy. Unless we become holy, we cannot become citizens of the Kingdom of God.

Why is the Holy Spirit so important? He is the link, the spiritual connection between us and the Kingdom of God. He is the one who fills us with spiritual powers, guides us, leads us into the knowledge of truth, and brings to our remembrance all the things that Jesus taught.

Jesus promised His disciples that after He left he would send the Holy Spirit to be with them forever. The Holy Spirit could not come until Jesus had completed His work on the cross, risen from the dead, and applied His blood for the cleansing of man’s sin. Once we were made cleansed and holy again, we were ready to receive the Holy Spirit. Jesus took care of that, too, before he ascended into heaven.

Breaking the slave mentality: As children of God, we are part of the royal family of the Kingdom of heaven. Like any other member of royalty, we don’t just step into the role without any preparation; we must be trained. Proper and careful training is essential for rulers in the making.

We must learn how to think and act like the royal children of the heavenly King. We have spent so long in the condition and mentality of slaves in the kingdom of darkness that we automatically think and act like slaves. If we are to exercise our full status and potential in the earthly realm as ambassadors of our Father, we must be retrained in the behavior and mindset of the Kingdom. In this task, the Holy Spirit is our tutor.

When we first become believers, we receive our new spiritual birth from Jesus Christ, Who then “turns us over” in a manner of speaking, to someone else – the Holy Spirit – for our training and up brining as children of the King.

Our faith is based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, but since He is in heaven seated at the right hand of the Father, the way He relates to us and we to Him is through the Holy Spirit. In His earthly incarnation, Jesus could not be continuously and physically present with all His followers, so He promised to send His Spirit who would abide with us forever and teach us how to think and act like the royalty we are:

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth…But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:116-17,16).

We need a tutor like the Holy Spirit because our minds and thinking are corrupt and it takes us a while to grasp and genuinely believe the truth about who we are in Christ. We are royal children of the Kingdom of God, but have spent our entire lives living in the slave quarters. Our thoughts and behavior won’t change overnight. The Holy Spirit lives in us as a continuing abiding presence, patiently and lovingly He is teaching us who we are and how to think, speak, and act accordingly.

How to handle freedom: One of the things the Holy Spirit teaches us is how to stand in authority as true sons and daughters of God no matter what troubles or difficulties come onto our circumstances, rather than being a slave to them. We can live in power and victory, rather than in weakness and defeat. All it takes is training, and the Holy Spirit is our Teacher.

In the kingdom of darkness we have been under Satan’s sway. Kicked out of heaven for rebelling against God, Satan fell to Earth as a nobody, then pretended to be a somebody by tricking Adam and Eve and usurping their earthly authority. Ever since then he has taught mankind to think of themselves as nobodies, just as he is.

After a lifetime of feeding on negativity and impossibility thinking, most of us have a certain amount of mental damage that the Holy Spirit must heal. We have been slaves for so long that we don’t know how to handle freedom. We apologize for getting ahead. We don’t believe we deserve or are entitled to the best.

That may have been true while we were sinners lost and separated from God. As believers, however, we have been restored to our place as God’s children and are entitled to all the blessing and benefits of that station. The retraining of our mind is part of what it means to give ourselves as living sacrifices to God. We cannot live effectively for the Lord until we learn to think like Him. That is what the Apostle Paul meant when he wrote to the Roman Believers:

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1-2).

Paul is saying that we should not allow ourselves any longer to be molded by the world we have lived in all our lives but to be transformed by renewing our minds to think and conform to the mind of Christ. Renewing our minds means returning to the original mind that we had before the fall, a mind that loves and honors God and that understands its rightful place as a voice – regent of the earthly domain under God’s sovereign Kingdom rule.

Demonstrating Kingdom rule: Whenever Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, calmed a storm with a word, or fed a multitude with a handful of fish and bread, He demonstrated the truth that God’s Kingdom had come to earth.

Whenever He preached the Good News of the Kingdom, or taught His followers about life in that Kingdom, and whenever people responded to Him in faith, He demonstrated the power of the Kingdom to impact human life and the environment.

Despite Adam and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden, God’s desire never changed. He still wanted to rule the Earth by manifesting His Kingdom through the Holy Spirit in the lives of people who were committed to Him and sold out to His lordship.

For 2,000 years, ever since the day of Jesus, He has been doing this in increasing degree as men, women and children in every generation have given their lives to Christ and allowed the Holy Spirit to work in and through them.

Each of us who turn to Christ becomes a “stone” in the magnificent spiritual “palace” of the Kingdom on Earth, called and equipped as kings and priests to represent that Kingdom before the rest of the world. The Apostle Peter stated it this way:

“As you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a choice and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be out to shame.’…But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” (1 Peter 2:4-6; 9-10).

Restoring our kingship: Throughout human history, the religious society has generally separated priest and king into separate offices and functions, but God did not design them that way in the beginning. When God created us, He intended for us to be His repetitive rulers – His ambassadors over the rest of the created order. We were to be priests and kings in the Earth: as priests, representing God’s nature and character, and as kings, His Kingdom government.

Through Christ we are a “holy priesthood,” a “chosen people,” a “royal priesthood,” and a “holy nation.” As such, we have been restored to our priestly function of representing and reflecting God’s nature and character before the world. We are also the “people of God,” not a nation of subjects, but of sons and daughters. If God is a King, then we, His people, are also of the royal line. Therefore, we have also been restored to our kingly function of representing the government of God on the Earth.

God is not interested in having subjects in His Kingdom. He wants only children, royal heirs to the treasure of His domain.

Our mission as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God is to bring those who are enslaved in the kingdom of darkness to Christ, The Door, so that He can set them free to enter into their full citizenship in God’s Kingdom of light.

Dr. Myles Munroe
Bahamas Faith Ministries International

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Alzheimer’s

This article specially for my brother in Christ that struggle fighting Alzheimer’s. Prophet Kim Clement speak prophecy below on October 10. 2007 concerning Alzheimer:

The victory and the freedom, the prosperity, the scientific breakthroughs, Alzheimer’s rapidly cured: God says do you understand the rapidity, the acceleration of the Spirit of God to heal, but also bring a cure for autism, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and certain rare forms of cancer are already in the making. They are already in the making. God says you know this year was the year of acceleration. It will show in the New Year what you have already stepped into.

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I also pray for God supernatural healing power manifest right now in Jesus Name. I decree life take place and disease get out in Jesus Name.

8-Day Prayer Focus

“A Time to Evaluate the END of One Season and the New Beginning of the NEXT: An 8-Day Prayer Focus”

Blessings to you as you progress into the new! The Lord impressed me to send an “8-Day Prayer Focus” each month of this calendar year. From a prophetic perspective, this is a Feast of Tabernacles Year. In this year of “8”, the Feast represented by 8 is the Feast linked with Rosh Hashanah–the Feast of Tabernacles. This is the point in time when we enter the new season each year. This past year, the Feast of Tabernacles was from September 26-October 4. I think you should look back to see what was happening and stirring in your life at that intersection in time. You will probably find that the Lord was initiating or preparing you for some sort of ending and beginning at that time.

Each month of every year is linked with a blessing. The blessings of each month this year should be evaluated from the concept of “New Beginnings.” In the Feast of Tabernacles we are called to rejoice and remember our wilderness deliverances. After seven days of celebration, on the Eighth (8) day, we “Rest.”

This Eight (8) Day Pray Focus will assist you in entering into a new place with the Lord, or “going beyond” the place you have been halted or stopped in the past. All 8’s are linked with GOING BEYOND into a new level of GRACE!

Enter Into Your NEW!

The word NEW is an interesting word. All Eights (8’s) are linked with some “new” beginning. I love Isaiah 43:18-19 which says: “Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by! I am doing something NEW! It’s springing up–can’t you see it? I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland.”

A new thing can be happening, but in the midst of a beginning, we can fail to perceive the change. In this year of Eight (8), 5768 and 2008, we must remember and contextualize everything within the understanding that we are entering a “New Beginning.” Remember, an END always precedes a Beginning. Therefore, the question becomes this: “How are you reacting when an END comes and a NEW BEGINNING starts?”

I love the story of Lazarus’ death. This account is a perfect example of how to perceive an END and a NEW BEGINNING. Jesus is notified of Lazarus’ sickness and decides to not rush to meet the need. As a matter of fact, He chooses to go to Judea rather than Bethany, the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus! His disciples have a very hard time grasping the reality of the situation. When He arrives in Bethany four days later, you find Martha standing and questioning the Lord over why He was not there when they needed Him. The Lord tells her, “Martha, if you would believe you would see the GLORY of God!” (paraphrased).

Mary then approaches the Lord with the same question, but her posture is one of falling at His feet as a sign of respect, honor and submission. Mary’s appeal to the Lord touched the core of His emotions, the very heart of God. This caused Him to groan deeply and release great compassion that led to resurrection power. This was a catalyst that created a chain of events that escalated the need for Him to complete His mission and get to Jerusalem and accomplish the redemptive plan of the Father for you and me.

All 8’s are linked with RESURRECTION POWER. The series of events that we see Mary creating is key to our lives this year. In all of your situations, circumstances, and endings, let a worship posture be exhibited. This will move the heart of God and release a catalytic change in the earth realm and atmosphere around you. “When it’s time for the NEW, your FOCUS should be: Am I PREPARED to wait until a full manifestation occurs?

To EVALUATE all new beginnings, ask yourself these questions:

1. Is the situation or circumstance you find yourself in causing you to question God’s heart and love toward you and making you RESIST your new beginning?

2. Is the enemy using your reaction to stop you from moving into God’s best?

3. Are you kicking against the pricks and attempting to move in a way that Holy Spirit is developing checks in your spirit? Are situations or circumstances creating roadblocks to STOP you from entering into a WRONG “new” beginning?

4. Is the situation or circumstance that is happening in your life initiating a chain of events leading to a new beginning? Sometimes one event in your life is a catalyst for many other things. Perhaps you have not seen the end of the thing that has begun to get you to your new place!

5. Is your situation or circumstance creating an offense that keeps you from advancing?

Prayer Focus

Here is an “8 Day Prayer Focus” to assist you as you press into the NEW this year. This focus is built around the Hebrew month of Shevat, the month of Asher. Remember, you can repeat this as many times as you wish. Also, you do not have to complete this Prayer Focus in only 8 days. The purpose is to help you become NEW!

DAY 1: Read and memorize John 14:12-13, “…ask anything in MY NAME and I will do it!” Stop and celebrate over these verses. This is a season of going beyond! We must see a manifestation of the Lord and His Glory in our midst so we can see our future. To manifest means to “reveal or cause something to shine or illuminate.” The Lord is saying “I will cause your way to shine!”

Rejoice each day as you speak this word forth into your atmosphere. Read these verses three times a day. STAY AVAILABLE TO THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE WORD! Don’t stop at your last blessing, but keep looking for new manifestations of God’s blessings in your life. Break any mindset that says, “This is all there is…I cannot see the Lord blessing me in new ways!” Also, don’t think that you are the source to produce your more! This is actually “a works” mentality that is rooted in poverty.

DAY 2: Read Matthew 24:32-36. Watch the NEW BUD that is coming forth! See what the fig tree teaches! How will what has dried up and not blossomed in the past begin to bear new fruit in your life? This month, press into the blossoming that will produce the fruit and the oil for your future. List on a sheet of paper what you wish to see blossom in your life. Review what has dried up and ask the Lord to show you a new “bud.” Also read Isaiah 35 and Haggai 2. Be willing to be shaken and pressed so the latter glory will be greater than the former. Feel the weight and pressing of His glory that will produce the oil for your future.

Finally, read Psalm 92. Declare that a new anointing will begin to manifest in you in the next several months. A nine month process is necessary for the olive tree to blossom, for its harvest to mature, and to be harvested for the production of oil. Decree that this month your blossoming begins. Expect the pressing and pouring out of your new anointing. Rejoice over the Latter Glory.

DAY 3: Read Genesis 22 and Isaiah 59. This is a season to connect generationally! This will produce a sustaining inheritance in the Lord. Our generations possess the gates. Ask the Lord to roll up all the blessings of your generational bloodline that have never manifested and cause those blessings to begin to manifest. This is a year of manifestation! In many of the first chapters of each book of the Bible, there is either a death or a birth.

DAY 4: Read Genesis 1, Exodus 1, Joshua 1, 1 Samuel 1, Matthew 1, and Acts 1. Certain things need to end so you can see your beginning. Let go of things in your bloodline that God exposes. Certain people will die and it will end a season for you. Others will be born. Honor those who have gone before you. Honor your father and mother so that you might live long and prosper. Receive the next amount of revelation to “possess the gates of your enemy.”

DAY 5: Read Genesis 15, Psalms 9 & 11, Isaiah 11, and 2 Corinthians 5-6. Memorize and meditate on Matthew 3:15. Ask the Lord what “one thing” you need to do to unlock your next phase. Jesus had to be baptized by John. Let your right standing come forth! The Lord is longing to crown you with righteousness. If we refuse to wear this crown, then the accuser will begin to attack and condemn you later in the year. Dominion comes when we wear this crown (Psalm 9). We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, but you must wear the crown of that righteousness. Our righteousness must become experiential.

Stand in your righteousness. Set your face to obey and to do what will keep you in right standing so the enemy can’t accuse you later for not doing something you should have done. Ask the Lord to reform the foundation for our standing. Some of you are having to make shifts because the foundations you stood on in the past seasons are too shaky for you to stand on in the next season. Some of you made great shifts back in July and September. Now allow the Lord to solidify your stance so you walk in the fullness of what He will cause to blossom.

DAY 6: Read Genesis 24-26. This is a time the Lord desires to remove stones from our wells, create new wells, and bring us into an enlarged place. He longs to water the roots of our future. The Spirit of God has been taking us through a process of pulling out old root systems that will not produce the necessary fruit for the next season. This month there is a new watering and refreshing which goes down deep into root systems that have not been watered. Look for those you are aligned with this month that can fill your pitchers for the future.

Let revelation and supply strategies be poured into you. At times, even that old religious structure can be your supply. This is a month that water will be poured out and turned to wine. Read John 2. Jesus had pots of water that were used for the purification ritual brought to Him and then He shifted everything. Look at all your alignments this month. New energy will arise in you. Your identity can be shifted and reformed suddenly! Also meditate on John 4.

DAY 7: This is a day of celebration. Meditate on your favorite Psalm. Spend this day celebrating. Do not let “joy robbers” stop you from experiencing God’s best. The Spirit of God will see to it that you celebrate. If you feel like your celebration is dwindling, just ask Him to release an anointing of gladness for three more days. This will sanctify you and cause you to press past that old season. This month the trees clap their hands. The wind blows in the mulberry trees. Read 2 Samuel 5.

Ask that your root system would be reformed and that the roots deep in you would be watered and flourish. Watch the trees. Watch some blossom prematurely. Watch others go into their place of nourishment. Watch how the winds blow through the trees this month. Watch the direction of the winds. Watch where the winds blow! Catch the wind that will allow you to come from behind–you can catch up quickly. Your bills will not overtake you this month. The strategy to catch up will overtake you, and you will move into that new place of victory. You will surprise the enemy this month! The Lord is saying, “I will give you cautions well in advance so you can shift the direction of your path.” Read Psalm 16!

DAY 8: The tribe of Asher is associated with the month of Shevat. Asher was linked with pleasure and happiness and with words like delicious and fat. His mother was Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid. Read Genesis 30:13 and Genesis 49. During movement and war, Asher was positioned between Dan and Naphtali (Numbers 2:27). The boundaries of the inheritance given to Asher (which contained some of the richest soil in Palestine) and the names of its towns are recorded in Joshua 19:24-31 and Judges 1:31-32. The wealth offered to this tribe could have been its downfall.

Pray for the economy this year. Great fluctuations and shakings will occur in the earth. One of the promises to Asher was that he would dip his heel in oil. Watch the oil structures this month and every nation aligned with oil, every state aligned with oil, and every place that is an oil reservoir. If you understand the effects of oil, how it effects the commodities, and know how to operate financially in that, you can do well! The automobile industry must begin to make a shift this month because of oil. We need to see new inventions this month, so watch for their announcement. They actually mean something this month.

Your anointing begins to be produced in a new way this month. Beware of falling into religious structures; trust for an anointing to come forth that will overthrow all old structures that have stopped you in the past. Memorize and meditate on Isaiah 10:27.

Anna, the prophetess, was of the tribe of Asher (Luke 2:36) and recognized the Christ child. Therefore, ask the Lord for a new dimension of discernment. Read Hebrews 4 and 5. Ask the Lord to bring us past milk. Let us digest the protein the Lord is giving us this month. Declare that we will step through the gate of life into a new type of nourishment. Go out with joy, delight and happiness!

Read Daniel 1. Remember Daniel and his friends ate vegetables. They were healthy and their faces radiated! Watch what you eat these next three months. Many fast at this time of year. There are many ways to fast. Let the Lord choose your fast at times (Isaiah 58). You must shift in certain patterns or else these patterns will remain with you the rest of the season ahead. Be willing to change so you are not captured in an old, familiar place. Let God tell you the one thing you need to do.

I was with one of my children’s friends and noticed that he had lost weight. He said that he lost 30 pounds by not drinking soft drinks or eating fast foods for the last three months. Don’t get in bondage in any ways this year–just ask the Lord to shift your appetite. It’s not really about eating, but about appetite and faith! Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you! Lay your hands on your esophagus and stomach and decree healing for the esophagus, stomach and digestive system of your body. Also, declare the Body of Christ will be able to digest new revelation. Ask the Lord to allow you to spiritually digest what you could not in the past season.

2008 is a Year of Gates! In this year of going through the gates, seek the Lord for His blessing each month. Find the places where the revelation of Heaven intersects with a gate in the earth realm. Revelation creates the entry way for your next opportunity. May the Word of God come alive in you in a new way. Receive a spirit of revelation. I decree that this is just a beginning of new manifestations in your life. You will see many things happen. May you see new prosperity, digest new revelation and receive a new anointing. May you create new inventions.

In Jesus’ name I send you into this Year of the Gates, the Year of New Beginnings and into all your blessings that will manifest and blossom.

Blessings,

Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries

The “GIGO” Rule

In our modern, fitness-obsessed society, we are continually being told that we are what we eat. And while there is an obvious truth to that, there is an even greater truth in what God tells us-that we are what we THINK! The Bible tells us in Proverbs 23:7, that as we think in our heart, so are we.In both cases, the “GIGO” rule applies-Garbage In, Garbage Out. Whatever we put into ourselves, whether physically in what we eat and drink, or mentally in what we think, we effectively choose for ourselves the sort of future we will have.

You want good outcomes? Then make a conscious decision to choose only good inputs!

Our enemy, the devil, understands all this only too well, and is always around to “help” us shovel the garbage in. He is, after all, the “god” of garbage, the lord of the flies, and has a vested interest in seeing garbage come out of our lives!

Our mind is often the main target for the devil, and it is in our mind that we fight our greatest spiritual battles. It is our mind that struggles with fear, doubt, temptation, greed, lust, pride and the rest of the seemingly endless list that makes up Satan’s smorgasbord of sinful seductions.

Many people think they can’t control their minds and their thoughts-that somehow what goes on inside their heads is nothing to do with them. Nothing could be further from the truth!

God tells us very clearly in His Word that we can and should control our thoughts, and that if we resist Satan, he will flee from us (James 4:7). In 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, the Bible talks about spiritual warfare, something all Kingdom business professionals face every day of their lives out there in the cut-and-thrust of the marketplace.

Paul tells us that our weapons are “mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ …” The New Century Version puts it this way: “We capture every thought, and make it give up and obey Christ.”

Never in the history of the world has there been such an onslaught against the minds of the people of God. Television, films, the Internet, radio, newspapers, magazines … information, opinions and entertainment flow in through the “gates” of our ears and eyes at warp speed as the cacophony of the media increases exponentially. It is our responsibility to put a guard at these “gates,” and be very careful who and what we let in to our minds!

The Apostle Paul, in Romans, gives us a clear warning of what can happen if we let thoughts become “futile” and corrupted-“Professing to be wise, they became fools … and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind … being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness …” (Romans 1:21-32).

When we are genuinely born again of the Spirit of God, our immediate response is to repent, which means literally to “think again” or to “think differently.” In other words, while our Spirit is transformed instantly by God, and made one with Him, it is our responsibility to change our minds and way of thinking.

Paul says we are to be “transformed” by the “renewing” of our minds (Romans 12:2), and to be “renewed” in the spirit of our minds (Ephesians 4:23). Peter puts it this way: “So prepare your minds for service, and have self-control” (1 Peter 1:13, New Century Version).

What we think, determines our world-view, how we see the world around us, and where we fit in. If our thoughts are corrupted and “futile,” then our world-view is distorted and corrupted, and we will lurch from disaster to disaster in our lives, never fully understanding what is swirling around us.

If we have a God-centered, positive and optimistic outlook, then we tend to attract positive people and events to us. Dr. A. R. Bernard talks of what he calls “sympathetic resonance,” whereby something vibrating with a particular pattern will set other things that are tuned to the same wavelength vibrating too.

Unlike in the field of magnetism, where opposites attract, in the field of human endeavour, like attracts like. Birds of a feather flock together-and you grow to be more like those with whom you regularly associate. By associating with Jesus and His people, we are changed into the same image “from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). But on the other hand, “Do not be fooled-bad friends will ruin good habits” (2 Corinthians 15:33).

Even the godly Job, whom God called “blameless and upright,” allowed his thoughts to go off track, and his fears opened him up to a savage satanic attack. Job 3 begins with him cursing the day of his birth, and then goes on with a whole spate of negative and fear-filled statements, concluding by saying: “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me … I have no rest, for trouble comes.” (Job 3:1, 25, 26).

Dwell on your fears, and like Job, they have a habit of “coming upon you.” Dwell on the good and godly things, and you will attract them instead. (The good news of course is that Job changed his mind later. He “captured” his thoughts, and God ended up giving him twice as much as he had before!)

The key to controlling your mind is to saturate it with good and positive and godly thoughts-to meditate on the Word of God, and to bring every thought into the “captivity” of Jesus Christ. This is Paul’s recommendation: “Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected … and the God Who gives peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9).

Gerry Robert, a Christian motivational speaker who wrote the best-selling book, “The Millionaire Mindset,” says: “Whatever you think about, you bring about. So be careful what you think. Never think about what you don’t want. Don’t talk about things you don’t want. Don’t entertain ideas you don’t want showing up on the canvas of your life.

“The conscious mind is like a farmer deciding what to plant in his field … you decide which seeds you will plant, by the thoughts you think.

“The beauty of being a human being is that we can reason and choose our thoughts. You can choose to create options and responses to produce wonderful results in your life … You have the ability to choose the thoughts in your mind.”

A wise person once said, that where you are today is the result of the choices you have made so far in your life. God gives us free will and the power to choose. It is an awesome power, and one that we must be very careful not to abuse.

God has given us the power of choosing our thoughts-what we put into our minds. Jesus Himself, in the Gospels, makes it clear that He gives high importance to the mind. When He repeats the command given in Deuteronomy 6:5, to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength,” he makes a particular point of adding “mind” in each of the three Gospel accounts (Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27). Even though the concept of the mind is incorporated in the soul, He still thought it important enough-in case we missed the point-to specifically add “mind” in each case!

We are a spirit, we live in a body, and we have a soul. Our soul is the centre of our thoughts, willpower and emotions. We can control our soul and its thoughts, as David did. He actually spoke to his soul, and gave it orders: “Why are you cast down, O my soul? … Bless the Lord, O my soul … Return to your rest, O my soul … Praise the Lord, O my soul.” (Psalms 42:5; 103:1; 116:7; 146:1).

If David can do it, then so can we! God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). A mind that can do much more than we ever dreamed possible.

With God, all things are possible. No matter how hard it seems, and no matter how muddled our minds may sometimes be, He has given us a sound mind, and He has told us that we can control our thoughts, “capture” them, and force them to obey Jesus. For, after all, we have the very mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).

He will not do it for us-but He has given us everything we need to control our thought life, and allow into our minds only those things pleasing to Him.

He has done His part-He has given us His Word, and in it, all the guiding principles and faith-building Scriptures that we require. Now, we are to do our part-TRUST AND OBEY, for there really is no other way.

Garbage in, garbage out?

It’s a matter of choice!

By John Gagliardi

Beloved

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The Next President of USA

Friends, these are the prophecy spoken by Prophet Kim Clement concerning the next President of United Stated. Read carefully, and ask Holy Spirit for guidance.

February 10, 2007-Scottsdale, AZ

God’s Spirit says, I’m waiting, I’m waiting for the response from My people throughout this land. Can somebody see victory? Can somebody see honor? For God says, let Me remind you I will place at your helm a President that shall pray to Me, says the Lord. He will pray to Me. And God says, in the next two terms there will be a praying President, not a religious one, for I will fool the people, says the Lord. I will fool the people, yes I will. God says, the one that is chosen shall go in and they shall say, he has hot blood. For the Spirit God says, yes he may have hot blood, but he will bring the walls of protection on this country in a greater way and the economy of this country shall change rapidly, says the Lord of Hosts. God says, I will put at your helm for two terms a President that will pray but he will not be a praying President when he starts. I will put him in Office and then I will baptize him with the Holy Spirit and My power, says the Lord of Hosts……

April 4, 2007-Redding, CA

The Spirit of the Lord says, hear the Word of the Lord tonight: this Nation has waited and waited and they have said, revival, revival, revival. God said, there is more than revival. We have revived and brought back but a spirit of resurrection is upon you. For God said, I am breathing, I am breathing upon the people of this Nation. I am breathing upon the churches that are going down and I am bringing them up, says the Spirit of God. I am breathing upon the political powers that be. For God said, I will not forget 911. I will not forget what took place that day and I will not forget the gatekeeper that watched over New York who will once again stand and watch over this Nation, says the Spirit of God. It shall come to pass that the man that I place in the highest office shall go in whispering My name. But God said, when he enters into the office he will be shouting out by the power of the Spirit for I shall fill him with My Spirit when he goes into office and there will be a praying man in the highest seat in your land. And God says, even a greater move of the Spirit shall take place and your enemies will finally be subdued by the year 2009…..

June 17, 2007-San Jose, CA

God says a President that I will bring into the White House they will say he is ungodly, he does not know God. Even as Jesus disguised himself for the great feasts, so I’ve disguised this man’s heart. When he comes to the White House not only shall he be Mine but he shall pray as a man that has never prayed in the White House. That same man shall put his feet onto this platform. They will say how did this take place? Laws shall change. Young men and young women will have access into the kingdom and with authority into politics and with authority into the industries that now have been controlled by darkness because of this man that shall rule for two terms. Do not fear there will be no unnecessary stuff. There will be things that men shall question. Fear not for he shall sit in that seat and suddenly My Spirit shall come upon him and baptize him with a fire and with anointing says the Spirit of the Lord. No more war. The time for war has gone. The time for Peace has come. The House that you call White shall receive a man, a knight, who fought for you in your nights…..

October 5, 2007-Seattle, WA

Pray, pray, pray for America. Smile saints, smile for 2008 for who I place in your White House shall know the Spirit of God in a way. A very unique thing I will do, I told you before, there will be joy and celebration for the man I place in the White House shall not be filled with My Spirit when he goes in but when he settles down I will baptize him with fire and the Holy Spirit. Pray, pray, pray for America. The land of the brave, the land of the free, the Spirit shall be free…….

October 19, 2007-Fredrick, MD

From the soil comes the sound of martyrs in the ground. In vain, no, no, no. From the sound I hear the prayers of those in pain. Will My blood save this nation? The death of one who gave his life on the soil; not in vain for they will see what I will do in 2008, I’ll open the gate. I’ll send you the one that will watch over the nation just like he did when New York came apart; I sent a man that would stand the ground. You’ll hear the sound of a child in the White House because I’ll open the door. I’ve opened a door that no man can shut. I will laugh at your enemies. As I raise your children up, they will come into the presence of the Lord. I will laugh at your enemies for in the White House I will place prayer will be his delight, America’s might. When prayer becomes your delight, that’s when America will no longer fight……..

November 18, 2007

America you are at a place now where men are laughing, but God says the greatest place ever. The greatest opportunity has been granted now for Me to invade the media and to show you how when you choose My president. I will place a man there that shall have no inclination towards spiritual things and many a Christian shall say alas we have a Democrat who is actually a Republican. God says fear not for it shall be a while and then in the seat I will take him and fill him with My Spirit. He shall rise to the occasion and begin to pray and peace shall come to this nation, respect and honor shall come to this nation. A move of My Spirit as this nation has never seen for the harvest you have been waiting for shall come.

From the entire prophetic message above, we can recognize the person that Prophet Kim Clement mean about. Yes, Mr. Rudy Giuliani former Major of New York City. So, we need to pray and pray and pray …

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Next President of United Stated of America

I am Walking In Authority !

Friends, this my new year song of declaration. This song written by Donnie Mcclurkin. You can watch the video below. This video totally blow my spirit cause I imagine myself like the children in the video, bold to proclaim to enter 2008 singing, “I am Walking in Authority, living life without apology … “ cool … Enjoy it ! Let’s dance together …

Or you can watch Mr Donnie Mcclurkin sing this song …

(Chorus)
I’m walking in authority, living life without apology
It’s not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

(Verse 1)
My mother may not be a queen
But my Father’s King of everything
I’m adopted into the family
So I guess that makes me royalty

(Bridge)
And He’s given me dominion yes (oh)
Power over men, them yes (oh)
Everything I do is blessed (oh)
Promised me some great success (oh)
I am the authority (oh)
God of the majority (oh)
Livin’ in my liberty (oh)
So you might as well get used to me

(Chorus)
I’m walking in authority, living life without apology
It’s not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

(Verse 2)
We’re children of the most-high God
Understand and believe His word
We never have to beg or plead
For our Father will supply our needs

(Chorus)
I’m walking in authority, living life without apology
It’s not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

I’m walking in prosperity, living life the way it’s meant to be
It’s not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

Get something in your hand
And wave it in the air
1 2 3 (oh)
1 2 3 (oh)
1 2 3 (oh)
So you might as well get used to me

La la la la