A Father's Love (in 5 parts)
Experience words, truth that will change
your lifeÖ if you let them. They come from the heart of a Heavenly Father, the Father you have been looking for
all your life. This Father loves His children in a way unlike any other. He wants you to know Him. He wants to
heal you, to help you, to love you.
Consider this His expression of His love to you, His child.
Child of the Covenant of Grace,
I chose you before the foundation of the world, before anything was created. (Ephesians 1.4)
I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1.4, 5)
You were made in My image. (Genesis 1.27)
I am your Origin, your Creator, your Father. You are My offspring. (Acts 17.28)
In Me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17.28)
I created you. I formed you. I have called you by your name; you are Mine. (Isaiah 43.1)...
Access the Father Through the
today praise. They pray. They seek peace and desire to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. But there is only
one way to approach a holy God. There is only one way to access the throne of glory. It is "through the Blood."...
Respond to the Call of God In September
of 1972, a battle raged over my soul.
I had grown up in church, and presumed I had a personal relationship with Jesus, but I was not truly "saved."
When asked what I would say to God should I find myself dead and standing before Him as He asked why He should
let me into His heaven, I responded with my "Christian resume," a long list of everything from 11 years
in choir to VBS to how hard I had tried to do right. Suddenly, I knew it was the wrong answer and that Jesus had
something to do with the right answer, but how?...
For over an hour a fight ensued between God and Satan. I could sense it and screamed, having a good understanding
of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Finally, God won, and I collapsed. That was the first time I heard the
Holy Spirit. He said to me, "Mary, be still and know that I am God. I am the Living Spirit who has come to
live within you. You have died, but because I live and live forever, you also live." It went on and on, and
the Word I had studied for years made sense. I call this my Passover. With it came an understanding of Jesus Christ
as the Way, the only way to the Father, and an ability to demonstrate thanksgiving to God....
Spikenard: Waste or Worship? Matthew
26, Mark 14, and John 12 all record an incident which Jesus describes as a good work. In fact, Jesus declared that
wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world what this woman had done will also be told as a memorial to
her. But what was it and who?...
The spikenard anointing: "What is dead will
die, and what is alive will live."...
Abide in the Glorified
Murray, in his book Abide in Christ, says "To testify of the Saviour as the Coming One, we must be abiding
in and bearing the image of Him as the Glorified One. Not the correctness of the views we hold, nor the earnestness
with which we advocate them, will prepare us for meeting Him, but only the abiding in Him." (Murray, Andrew,
Abide in Christ. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1979, page 202)
Today we look for the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ as never before, and yet He is calling us to abide in
Him, to dwell in the shelter of the Most High, to live life within the veil, to behold Him in His power and coming.
It is a call to grow up into maturity, to live in oneness with the Godhead, and to embrace the truth of Tabernacles....
God's Power in Weakness Getting
through each day, trusting God in the midst of pain and suffering, will give you a deeper revelation of Godís grace
and power. The greatest comfort in life
does not necessarily come from knowing all the answers or from experiencing no difficulty. Rather it comes from
knowing that God is in control of all things, even pain....
How Can I Shorten My Time in
the Wilderness? Testimony
of what has happened in the month of May after the Lord convicted me of self-righteousness and pride....
Let There Be Light Are
you aware of how abusive our society has become? Words
are wounding, killing the spirit and eroding the soul. The laughter on TV sitcoms has to be "canned"
because the scenes and language arenít funny. Whatís presented is designed to cause us to accept life as a reality
of power struggles, a huge game where one wins at anotherís expense. Belittling, mocking, smirking, scorning, patronizing,
insulting, walking off, etc. rise as dead flowers pulled out of stale, slimy water to pollute the atmosphere with
the stench of corrupt communication. Mostly, however, the abuse occurs in private, "behind closed doors."...
Listening to God Have
you ever wanted to sit at Jesusí feet, up there in heaven, at the throne of Godís glory? Have you also been frustrated in your attempts to hear God, wondering
what His will for you might be? How are you at sorting out Godís voice from all those other voices?...
Loneliness - Finding Our Way... Loneliness.
Even the very word brings pictures of desolation. This emotional state brings heaviness of heart and plays no favorites.
It intrudes rudely, uninvited, yielding no mercy, knowing no time limit. One cannot make a deal with it. It lingers
when standing in a crowd. It stalks us like a silent killer. It brings groans to the spirit and pain into the cavity
of the soul....
Make Way for the Love of
and walking in its power manifest tangibly. That became apparent to me during the time of our mission into Brazil. As we stood to clothe a naked child, who had never had
anything to wear and had no shoes, I was reminded of Matthew 25....
Open Your Heart to God's Reconciling
Grace How many times have you felt betrayed by another person, by society, by yourself?
When did you last ask, "Where do
I stand? Where does anyone stand?" Can the darkness of betrayal become a corridor of understanding communion
with Jesus Christ?...
Serve the Lord With Gladness
Seek Sanctuary in the Holy Spirit
Taking Your Shame Isaiah 65.12-16
contrasts the servants of the Lord God with those who did not answer when He called, did not hear when He spoke,
chose that in which He does not delight, did evil before His eyes. In contrast to those who forsake the Lord, Godís
servants eat while the others remain hungry....
The Roadmap to Personal Change Many today
have a deep longing for a detailed road map to personal change. Many desire clear-cut instructions in how to effect
profound change in their spiritual condition, a manual for daily religious practices that will bring an understanding
of the ultimate nature of oneself and the world in which we live. Young people express the need for structure,
a need which has caused thousands to turn to spiritual authority figures like the Dalai Lama and other gurus of
the spiritual domain....
Unwrap the Bindings of Death Words that
wound fester and infect, spreading poison, pain designed to rot foundations. Bitterness is a root, manifesting
in words and language, contorting and tormenting through unforgiveness. It manifests in attitudes, a paradigm refusing
to be soothed, refusing healing, refusing to forget. The wound that brought the poison is real, the wrong horrible,
the misery gripping to the grave, the issue demanding resolve....
Pray for the Heart Have
you learned, O man, that My lamp is the Word of God, that I am not a man that I should lie or repent? You have
learned that I am not moving at the command or whim of men....
Cease striving. Be still and know that I am God. Cease to do evil. Cling to what is good. Wait upon the Lord. Instead
of healing, pray for the mind, the soul, the heart and spirit. Pray that the heart be circumcised. Pray that I
burn the root of bitterness. For I tell you, when the heart is mine, the body will follow....
This Thing is from Me I
was speaking recently with a conference coordinator who called to ask me to be their keynote speaker. We talked
awhile, and the theme emerged for the conferenceówalking with God. Then we began to talk about the tendency of
believers to blame circumstances, other people, and/or the devil for adverse events occurring in their lives, adverse,
that is, from their perspective.
I began to talk about a verse that jumped out at me a long time ago in the OT. It was in 1 Kings 12.24 and 2 Chronicles
11.4. After Solomon died, the kingdom split into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Israel, the ten tribes to the
north, made Jeroboam king, determining not to follow the house of David. Judah, along with Benjamin, gathered around
Rehoboam. A hundred and fourscore thousand warriors were ready to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the
kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the
man of God,
Saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king
Of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin,
And to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus says
The LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your
brethren, the children of Israel. Return every man to
his house; for this thing is from Me. They hearkened
Therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to
Depart, according to the word of the LORD.
(1 Kings 12.22-24)
Lament: From Wrenching Pain to Worship A
hidden hell. Thatís what I call those times when we put up a good front to others, but inside, weíre dying, weíre
struggling, weíre in the wilderness in our broken world, and weíre in an anguish no one else seems to understand.
Theyíre not in our shoes. Weíre walking
through the valley of the shadow of death, and we havenít gotten to that place where we fear no evil.
At these times in our lives, friends "donít want to hear it." Okay, rejoice with those who rejoice, but
weep with those who weep? What happens when our laughter turns to mourning and our joy turns to gloom?
This is My Beloved Son
. . .
Standing at the Jordan River we could
have talked about Jesus the Anointed One (Psalm 2), baptism, what baptism represents, Jesus baptizing with the
Holy Spirit and with fireÖlots of different things; but one thing stood out to me above anything else: the delight of the Father in His Son. Jesus is God's Servant Son, chosen, beloved, one in whom
the Father's soul is well pleased. God's Spirit is upon Him, fulfilling Isaiah 42.
You can go out in the power of the Spirit, sent, separated, anointed, called to serve, set for the gospel, with
a sense of your mission, with clear orders, but
To carry through to the finish,
To go through the crucible of the cross and beyond to resurrection,
To handle the dark nights of the soul and the desert places with the devil,
To resist temptation,
To bear rejection and reproach,
To suffer as you stand for the gospel and truth,
You need to know that the Father delights in you. You are in Christ; and Christ is the Chosen One, the Elect One,
the Messiah, the One in whom the Father's soul is well pleased. You are accepted in the Beloved....
God's healing is progressive
There is a lot of life-changing growth, healing
and strengthening of "the inner man" that the Lord is doing in us, in visitors, and through mail and
email contacts. Many that come to MCM ministries are working through various afflictions and trials, but are learning
to trust the Lord in and through them. God's chief goal is our sanctification and completion in Christ. We continue
to worship Him above all, and also pray for healing, but especially for the nations, revival, growth, sanctification
and coming to wholeness in Christ.
Some do not receive healing for a time for whatever
reason God chooses or because we are to just continue walking with him and serving Him in complete trust in Him
as our loving Father. 2Cor. 12:7-10; Phil 2:25-27; 1Tim 5:23 And some of us just need to open our ears to what God is saying and repent of
things that He is dealing with. Then sometimes He suprises us!
From Mary's article, Lord, Remember Me:
"One of the ministries we support, Advocates
International, wrote recently about "miracles
in slow motion." This is so true. I see people expecting a miracle from God, something instantaneous, something
requiring little more than a handshake. And sometimes it happens! But mostly, itís "miracles in slow motion."
Itís God moving purposefully and persistently to perform miracles of grace in peopleís lives."
Praise God, He always fills us and the meeting
place with his Holy Spirit and His anointing! We pray that He will continue to increase it and get us where we
will yield more and more to him in order that we can receive much more and increasingly do greater works through
Him who is in us! John 14:9-21
Primarily, the manifested signs of healing and
deliverance come as we minister to the Lord and to each other and as God sends us out in ministry. "These
signs shall follow them that believe..." As we believe, follow Him, and preach
the gospel, these things shall follow. ke
Will You Be
In John chapter five we find the account of a man at the Pool of Bethesda. This man had a long standing condition,
38 years. He was one of many waiting on the five porches surrounding what is today believed to be by some a mineral
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the
troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. John 5:3, 4
Jesus approached him; the man was not looking for or to Jesus for a healing. He was looking at that pool and waiting
for an angel. Jesus, however, saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time [in that condition]. Jesus
asked, him, ďWill you be made whole?Ē...
Who I am in Christ
Who I am in Christ - Scriptures
In this exercise you will discover for yourself, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit into truth, who you are
in Christ. Believe in Jesus. Believe Jesus. In John 17, Jesus said he gave us the Father's words, that His desire
is oneness, that the Father loves you as the Father loves Jesus (v. 23). You are sanctified through truth. God's
word is truth (v. 17). As you begin, read John 17 to discover the heart of Jesus for you as He prayed unto His
Father. Then turn John 17 into a prayer and pray it.
The most helpful way to use this list is to look up the Scriptures for yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit, the Spirit
of Truth, to put truth in the inward parts (deep down where you live; truth at the core of your being). Psalm 51:6.
This assignment will help you see for yourself from Scripture who a person is in Christ. Our worth is not based
on anything in us, but is based on the worth of the One who loved us and gave Himself for us. He that spared not
His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how shall He not also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32
God the Father sees the His children by adoption and accepts them "in the Beloved." We have worth because
the One who loved us is worthy.
Remember, Jesus owns you (the definition of JOY). The Word of God defines you. In Christ you are controlled by
the Holy Spirit (the self controlled by the Holy Spirit, a fruit of the Spirit). God is for you and not against
you. He loves with an everlasting love.
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