Wednesday, October 13, 2021

                                                                 THE MIDNIGHT CRY

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  Five of them were foolish and five were wise.  The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.  The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.  The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.  Matthew 25:1-13 NIV

THE RAPTURE OF BELIEVERS

 “There are many Christians who believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ will be in two phases. First, He will come for believers, both living and dead, in the “rapture” (read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17). In this view, the rapture—which is the transformation and catching up of all Christians, dead or alive, to meet Christ in the air—will be secret, for it will be unknown to the world of unbelievers at the time of its happening.”  (What is The Rapture? Answers Billy Graham Association September 21, 2017)

This parable of the ten virgins, many Bible scholars agree, represents those believers who are ready for the rapture of the Church.  The oil represents the Holy Spirit.  Only those who have been true believers, the faithful, will be the ones that the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, will come for.  We, as believers need to be ready so that we will avoid the wrath that will happen before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

I believe we need to always be prepared just as the wise virgins were prepared to meet their groom.  How do we, as believers, prepare?  We need to always remain in a state of grace, meaning we need to confess our sins asking for forgiveness as well as forgiving others.  We need to prepare our hearts so we can be spotless because of the blood of Jesus.  Jesus is coming for a spotless bride.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.  Revelation 19:7-8 NIV

There is a movie called, “Before The Wrath.”  The following link is where it is available.  I recommend it.  It describes a Jewish wedding and exemplifies how the bride (the Church) is readied for her Bridegroom (Jesus Christ).   www.beforethewrath.com

 Marcella Ward October 13, 2021


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

                                                        

                                                             WHAT IS YOUR YES?

The Parable of the Two Sons

 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’

 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.   “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.   “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.  Matthew 21:28-32 NIV

The first son was very willing to comply and in my opinion, he said yes because he wanted to impress his father.  The other automatically said no and in my opinion probably thought it over and even though he did not want to go to work, he did it because of his love for his father.

That happens many times in our lives.  I can remember the time when I was asked to do something at a church I was attending and I seemed to be the only one being asked and I was growing tired of being the only other person available but I always said yes.  I remember the Lord reminding me of the parable of the two sons and even though reluctant, I said yes.

I also remember my father saying yes to the needs of his family when he left El Paso because of no prospects of finding a job and moved with his wife and four children to Arizona trusting in God to provide. God came through because someone from the Customs Agency in Nogales, Arizona, came looking for him and he received the best job he ever had and he retired from that agency many years later.

 The Rich and the Kingdom of God

Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”  “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he inquired.  Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?” Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.  Matthew 19:16-22 NIV

I have often wondered what would have happened to this man if he had said “yes” to Jesus. How dramatically would his life have changed?  Would he have become a disciple winning many, many people to Christ?  At that instant, his turning away from the Lord’s invitation, could have made a tremendous impact on his life but that, we will never know.

What about Mary, the Mother of Jesus?  What about her yes?   “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.  Luke 1:38 NIV   What would have happened if she had said, “no”? 

What about the greatest yes since the beginning of time?   For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.  For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.  Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:16-18

What about each individual apostle who said yes to the call of Jesus?  Did Jesus call the perfect?  No, be He equips the called.

What about Peter’s yes?  Did he say yes right away?  No, he denied Jesus three times but later  repented and Jesus restored Peter by anointing and appointing him to lead the flock.  

Abraham said yes when God told him to leave his land. The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.  Genesis 12:1 NIV   Moses said yes when God asked him to go back to Egypt and lead God’s people into the Promised Land.  So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:10 NIV Ruth said yes to follow her mother-in-law Naomi.   But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:6 NIV

Esther was given a choice to save the Jews from annihilation.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:  “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”  Esther 4:14-16

Saul and all the Israelites were afraid of Goliath but David said “yes” to defeating the giant.   David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head.  I Samuel 17:45-46 NIV

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Corrie ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and many modern day heroes answered the call to say “yes” to freedom and their God-given rights.

Every “yes” has a ripple effect.  What is your yes?  Yes, I will follow the Word of God.  Yes, I will stand for Christ.  Yes, I will walk in the Spirit of God.  Yes, I will seek the truth at all times.  Yes, I will stand for freedom and my rights that were given to me by my Creator. 

WHAT IS YOUR YES?

If your “yes” is a prayer for Salvation or you want to recommit your life to Jesus, pray this prayer.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for You the rest of my life.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Amen
. (Learn Religions, Mary Fairchild, July 31, 2019)

 Marcella Ward October 6, 2021

 

 

                                                      





Monday, September 27, 2021

                                                                  ISAIAH 61

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    
because he has anointed me
    
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
    
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.  He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”  Luke 4:16-21 NIV

 “Now things were definitely out of the ordinary! The members of the synagogue thought they were going along to a normal Saturday meeting... but they got oh so much more than that! Jesus said 'today this scripture has been fulfilled.' It was a prophecy given by Isaiah that had sat unfulfilled for the previous 700 years. But that morning it was fulfilled. Jesus was saying 'I am the one it speaks of. I am the one who has been anointed to heal the broken-hearted and set the captives free.' He wasn't just quoting Isaiah. He was quoting what Isaiah had heard from Him, and about Him, 700 years ago! The people couldn't believe what they were hearing! Yet they were puzzled - Isn't this Joseph's son? Isn't this the carpenter? 'Jeziel, didn't Jesus do that extension on your home and build that fence?' 'Zachias, didn't Jesus build that cart for you?' 'He can't be the Messiah could He?' 'And yet, no one has spoken like this before. How gracious are His words!'”   (Isaiah 61 - Reasons for Rejoicing by I Gordon)

Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus in the synagogue that day.  It was a proclamation to the members of the synagogue that He is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God who was in their midst but they did not receive it.  Their eyes were not open to the very fulfillment of that prophecy.

Jesus gave the disciples the authority to do what He did.  He commissioned them to go and spread the Gospel message.   Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:16-20 NIV

 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.  Matthew 10:8 NIV

I believe that Jesus was showing us that not only was He anointed to do God’s work on the earth, but we have the same authority given by Jesus because His Holy Spirit dwells within us.  Jesus led by example.  He taught us how to live and how to love.  He is the embodiment of Who God is living in us.  Therefore, we should act in that anointing bringing the Gospel of the Kingdom which includes salvation as well as the healing of the mind, spirit and soul.

We are His emissaries representing the Kingdom of God not only in our words but more importantly in our actions.  Please pray the following prayer accepting and decreeing the anointing and authority that you have in Jesus Christ.

PRAYER:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me

To proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom

To make disciples of nations

Baptizing them in the name of the Father

And of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

All authority has been given to me

To heal the sick, raise the dead, and drive out demons

Freely I have received, freely I give”

 

Marcella Ward September 29, 2021


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

                                                           CONSUMING FIRE


 For our “God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:29 NIV

 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24 NIV 

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.   Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.   All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  Acts 2:1-4 NIV

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”  Exodus 3:2-3 NIV

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Matthew 3:11 NIV

I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  Luke 12:49 NIV

"Spirit-filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God." —Samuel Chadwick

"My fear is not that our great movement, known as the Methodists, will eventually cease to exist or one day die from the earth. My fear is that our people will become content to live without the fire, the power, the excitement, the supernatural element that makes us great." —John Wesley

“Why did the Lord say, “I came to bring fire” (Luke 12:49)? What does this mean? He is not talking about a natural fire. The Word of God must always be understood in a spiritual context. Therefore, the Lord is speaking about His Fire--His Holy Fire--His Spiritual Fire. How can we say “Holy Fire” if the exact words “Holy Fire” are not found in the Bible? It's very simple. Is the Lord Holy? Yes. Is the Lord an All-Consuming Fire? Yes. Must we say Holy All-Consuming Fire? No, it’s understood that He is both Holy and All-Consuming. He is also many other things, such as Righteousness, Love, Truth, and The Way. We need not refer to all of His attributes when we speak of Him.

Why would Christians misunderstand the Lord when He said that His mission is to cast Fire on the Earth? It's because many Christians have not been taught how to understand the Word of God in a spiritual way. Therefore, many Christians read the Bible with a natural mind, and they take the Word literally in a natural sense. That is why some Christians don’t understand “Holy Fire,” because they can’t find where it literally says those words. A Christian that only understands the Bible in natural terms is like one who sees the light but does not feel the fire. They are distant from the Lord because they don’t yet understand His Word in a spiritual sense. But if a Christian never felt the Lord’s fire before, then how would he know whether he is experiencing it or not? Humility is the key.”  (“What Is the Fire of God?”  Fire of God Church)

 “And another young man that I know … shared with me his experience with glory fire. And he said he was privileged to see the Lord moving signs and wonders and glory manifestations in his church, even when he was very young. And he said that during revival meetings, the fire department was contacted after several people in the neighborhood saw the roof of the church on fire. And he explained that the church roof was not physically on fire, but it was a supernatural fire. And the Holy Spirit was allowing people in the neighborhood to see it.” (“How ‘Glory Fire’ of Azusa Street Revival Can Be Yours” Charisma News, November 13, 2020)

It has been recorded that St. Francis of Assisi and others were in a building worshiping God and other villagers could see flames of fire on top of the building. 

“If it be asked why the fire of God fell on Wales, the answer is simple: Fire falls where it is likely to catch and spread. As one has said, ‘Wales provided the necessary tinder.’ Here were thousands of believers unknown to each other, in small towns and villages and great cities, crying to God day after day for the fire of God to fall. This was not merely a ‘little talk with Jesus,’ but daily, agonizing intercession.”  (10 Things You Should Know about the Welsh Revival of 1904-06 |

God is a consuming fire.  He consumes our very essence and being.  He is passionate about us so we need to be passionate about Him.  When you are passionate about someone you want to be with them and share your intimate thoughts and dreams and so it is with God. 

Living in His presence we can have the fuel that we need through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.  It only takes a spark to set a fire.  Let’s live with the fire and passion of God to set a “fire” of His love upon the earth.  Be a “fire starter!”

Marcella Ward September 22, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

                                       THE SCIENCE OF HEALING AND DELIVERANCE

 

What is deliverance?  Deliverance is defined as “a rescue from bondage or danger. 

Did you know that science and deliverance go hand in hand?  It has been proven through science that our thoughts impact every cell in our body.

The science of epigenetics is “The study of the transfer of generational inheritance along the bloodline.”  There are markers on our DNA that can be traced back generationally who experienced trauma or opened a doorway to the enemy (devil).  Science says it transfers down through an individual’s DNA. 

A study out of Emery University consisted of two separate DNA petri dishes.  One group was told to think positivity in the presence of the DNA and the other group to think negativity, hatred, etc.  It was observed that in the positivity group, the DNA would lengthen and become at rest and peaceful.   In the negativity group, the DNA began to constrict and bind.”  (“The Science of Deliverance” Jareb Nott)

“The science of forgiveness cracks open the door to healing and it allows us to identify where the problems are and when the enemy has come in and established a foothold.” (Jareb Nott “The Science of Deliverance”)

The Stanford Forgiveness Project concluded that forgiveness heals the body, heals the mind and the heart.  Holding unforgiveness will lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, sleeping disorders, etc.

Science shows that when we forgive those things can be healed.  The American Cancer Society prescribes forgiveness as a part of the treatment for healing because it works.

The science of fear is something the world uses to control and constrict the Body of Christ and those wanting to seek Jesus more fully.  Fear itself has been proven to be detrimental to the body.  “The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) states that fear, anxiety disorder, has no good treatment.  (Jareb Nott “The Science of Deliverance”)

  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].  2 Timothy 1:7 AMP

Fear is a spirit.  It increase our cortisone, blood pressure and sleep problems.  We can remove the spirit of fear by prayer and commanding it to leave in Jesus’ Name.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  1 John 4:18 NIV

Do not conform 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 12:2 NIV

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.  Matthew 10:1 NIV

From a Christian perspective, we speak to the generational curses and trauma and cause them to re-set at the DNA level bringing the person back to the perfection that God intended.

We have the power of God within us to speak to the DNA to cause trauma and generational curses to fall off and no longer impact the children of God.

Jareb Nott testifies that there are many, many miracles in his ministry.  There are not only physical but emotional as well.  Both are intertwined.  DNA is the very essence of who we are.  We have the DNA of God in us because we are made in His image.  Science has proven that fear, unforgiveness and negative or positive thinking can be transferred to our DNA generationally.  It is up to us to seek to be healed in body, mind and spirit. 

 

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE AND HEALING

JAREB: And right now, I thank you, Lord, that everyone watching and listening is fearfully and
wonderfully made. I declare over you what God's word says, that you were created in God's
likeness. That you were called to represent God's kingdom on this earth. I speak to the demonic
entry points in your family lineage right now and I close them and I command all traumatic
experiences to detach from your genetic code right now, in the name of Jesus.


JAREB: I declare over you that you are not the result of your inherited genes. That you are not a
flawed person by design. I declare that genetic infirmity is not God's plan for you. I speak truth
into your DNA and into your life and into your spirit. You were created in the image of God.
You were fearfully and wonderfully made for a purpose. I speak healing to your genetic code
right now. I command all genetic infirmity to be removed instantly. I command all marks on
your DNA that have attached themselves anywhere in your family lineage to the 10th generation and beyond to be removed and to leave your body now.


JAREB: And God, it is written that when we ask you for healing we will receive. Therefore, I
ask you, Lord, for a complete and thorough reset of their entire genetic code, returning them to
the perfection that you intended at their creation. And now, Lord, I declare over them Proverbs
17:22, "That a cheerful heart is good medicine." And I bless you now, each and every one of you
with an abundant spirit of joy that brings healing and restoration. Amen.


JAREB: I want to tell you that no matter how many generations of trauma are in your life,
trauma from abuse, trauma from pornography, trauma from alcoholism, trauma from infirmity, it stops with you.

It is finished.

PLEASE OPEN THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE ENTIRE PROGRAM ON SID ROTH’S “IT’S SUPERNATURAL” PROGRAM.

https://sidroth.org/television/tv-archives/jareb-nott/

Marcella Ward September 15, 2021


 

 

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