In February a woman who was once on the staff of the White House started a reality program on television. On her inaugural show she went after Vice President Mike Pence. She slammed Mr. Pence because he claimed that God “spoke” to him. The so-called “ladies” on the “View” repeated the story and claimed that Mr. Pence might be insane. They approved of Mr. Pence praying to God but they think he is crazy for claiming God speaks to him.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
How does God lead His people if He’s not permitted to speak to them? Those who will oppose the faithless voices and yield to the leading of the Lord will be dealt with as God’s own sons. Believer’s who want to be led of the Spirit will face much criticism from the religious and the heathen. Folks who are led of the Spirit cannot stop what they’re doing and explain everything they are given to do. If you think the devil is just going to step aside and let us have an uninterrupted relationship with Jesus, you need to read your Bible again.
Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.
The number one way God leads His people is with peace. Now peace is not the absence of problems, it is the presence of the Lord. Our personal relationship with Jesus is founded on having the peace of God and having peace with God. A relationship with Jesus comes to maturity when His peace begins to manifest. So, the key to having peace with Jesus is to make Him the Lord or the boss of your life. As long as you follow Him you will have a manifestation of His peace. If you begin to stray from His will, your peace with Him will begin to ebb.
Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?
The heathen have no peace and so they are in a constant state of turmoil. Their reality is all about the vain and useless things they wish were true. They fabricated their own brand of truth to give themselves a sense of peace, howbeit a false peace, but that’s all they have. They are wise and well educated, if they have no peace to lead them then no one has peace. It never seems to occur to them that they might be wrong and the deplorable Christians might have something they don’t. So, if we ask a believing believer if they hear God’s voice and they say yes, who’s the insane one? The one who believes God’s Word or the one who does not.
John 10:4 When Jesus sends out His sheep, He goes before them and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.
Jesus said we would know His voice so we don’t have to guess or wonder. He will see to it that the willing heart hears exactly what He is saying. Jesus goes before us, He goes out front and then calls back instructions. We are sheep not cattle, if we were cows He would drive us. We are His children because we know His voice, too many folks don’t hear Him because to them He is a stranger.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
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