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.
February 9, 2020
Father, I am a tither, I know all the tithe belongs to You.
I know now that if I will obey You, You will open the windows of heaven and You will pour out my blessing.
I will be able to sow seed and You will rebuke the seedeater.
I thank You for revealing this to me. You take pleasure in my prosperity. I take pleasure in Your presence.
January is a month of fresh starts. It brings a “Do Over” mind set. Our commitment level is high. But by February we can already begin to lose momentum. Some areas we may have purposed to challenge ourselves are waning or we are stuck in the “planning” stage.
Strengthening our bodies
(To name a few)
The good news is we don’t have to do this all by ourselves. God says where two or more are in agreement. This month we purpose to pray for one another that we will faint not.
God is the one who began this good work in you, and He will complete it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.