After I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost I liked to wear out my prayer language. I just loved speaking in tongues but I wasn’t fully aware that I was praying in the Spirit. I was working in a welding shop, so I prayed in tongues as I worked. Once in a while I would pause to catch my breath and when I did I would suddenly know things about God’s Word. I collected pens and pads from the truck drivers that delivered freight, so I began to write down what I heard. My church family was amazed at how much revelation I was gaining, but there was also a healthy number of people who challenged the things I received from the Lord.
Acts 21:12 When we heard that Paul would be arrested in Jerusalem, we besought him not to leave and go to that city.
The Lord told Paul to go to Jerusalem and that he would be put in chains when he arrived. Paul’s friends tried to talk him out of obeying the Lord. Paul had to rebuke his friends, he was determined to obey the Lord no matter what the authorities had in mind to do to him. There will always be good people with good intentions try to talk you out of what the Lord tells you to do. You need to hold fast to your instructions no matter what anyone tells you and that includes your own family. Some times a spouse can be your greatest adversary because they don’t hear what you have heard.
John 10:3 The sheep hear His voice: and He calls His own sheep by name and He leads them out.
Every person who calls Jesus Lord has an obligation to God to learn His voice. I never tried to learn or recognize His voice, I just started praying to Him and He responded. We have a part and He has a part, end of discussion. When Jesus came to His home town they questioned His Word and they said “from where has this man this wisdom?” Jesus was constantly going aside to spend time with His Father, that’s where His wisdom came from. The Father was feeding wisdom (revelation) to His first born Son just like He does to all of His sons. There are no special requirements to hearing the voice of your Father, all fathers speak to their children.
Ephesians 5:24 As the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
We are the church, the body of Christ, we are subject to Jesus because the Father gave Him the revelation we need to be all He wants us to be. Husbands have an anointing to hear from God on behalf of their families. They must spend time with the Lord in prayer in order to be a blessing to their wife and kids. If a man will not take his place and prefers his wife to be the spiritual head, the family is out of line with God’s Word. God is not calling the husband to be a task master, He is calling him to follow Jesus and then his family will follow him. A wise woman will appreciate the responsibility of her husband and she will pray for him. Is she following God or man? She is following a man that is following God, now they will be one happy family.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming