Giving Me the Best

Today I want to share two worship songs with you. God put the first song on my heart as I was waiting at the airport for transfer two months ago. The second one is Psalm 113. I’ll just let the lyrics of these two songs minister to you! I pray that they will touch your heart as much as they have touched mine during a time of transition. God knows your heart and He is giving you the best: Himself.

All I once held dear, built my life upon
All this world reveres and wants to own
All I once thought gain, I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Now my heart’s desire is to know You more
To be found in You and known as Yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All-surpassing gift of righteousness

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Oh to know the power of Your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings
To become like You in Your death, my Lord
So with You to live and never die

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

I love You, Lord

Graham Kendrick, “Knowing You”

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Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised! The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 113 ESV

Love Has Enemies

It has been a while, brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been going through an intense season of testing and my cup truly overflows as I stretch out my thirsty soul towards the Lord! How are you doing? Has your trust in the Father grown? This morning, I see a dam breaking for Blue Mountain Ministry and powerful streams of water pushing through the bricks, silencing the voice of the enemy. Hallelujah!

May godly sorrow and grief lead us to repentance, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to just be Him and not who we want Him to be. May we say,

No, Lord, it’s not okay. I am no longer OK with my sins. My innermost thoughts should be about you, I should love you with all my heart, with all my strength and with all my mind. This cannot continue. Redeem me, do it for Your name’s sake and set me free forever! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. I make room for you, Holy Spirit! I love you! Save me from ever settling down with less than You. I want my heart to want God above all else! Help!” 

Love has enemies. The people of this world do not like it when we lose our lives for Christ. The prince of this world hates God’s children. It is pure hatred directed against us but he disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are not careful, we end up partnering with him in hating our neighbors as we hate ourselves, instead of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Oh, but greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! He has overcome!

He never leaves us but helps us and reminds us of His love – we only need to cry out and if we do and wait in patient love towards God, the Spirit turns the stony parts of our hearts into flesh. He sets us free from the heavy yoke of slavery so that we can rule over sin and not be slaves to them. He helps us be the person whom we were created to be.

Brothers and sisters, let me take you on a journey into the heart of God over the following days! I have powerful testimonies to share and I can’t wait to hear yours! We need each other in this hour. Arise, army of God! Breath of God, come and blow over the dry bones, let the tendons and flesh be attached and lives enter their bodies! Let Your Bride, Jesus, walk by the Spirit of life, her head raised and shining pure and bright with Your glory! Amen!

The Patient Love of God

It takes time for faith to grow. Some things just are not made right until we believe. Sometimes we have to go through a season of intense endurance to finally prove that faith. Without patience, it does not work.

Recently I had a brief moment with the Lord. I was lying down on a bench on a mountaintop – that is where we usually meet. I was just enjoying the breeze and the sun. I waited for Him to speak because His words always comfort me.

“Patience, my love,” He said.

It was that simple. He had promised me something and I would be blessed when I believed (Luke 1:45). He was reminding me that I needed to remain patient. If I really trusted Him, I would wait. That is, I would rest in His love, enjoying every day with thanksgiving, staying close to Him and always keeping an eye out for His ways to speak. If so, I would know when the moment comes. I would recognize His voice. I would know that it was God.

My friend, I bless your faith in this hour. I pray that you will let go of any striving. I pray that no matter how often you feel let down by God, that somehow your heart would be protected by Him. For the Holy Spirit is the one who works faith in us. It means everything to Him when we love Him patiently like Jesus did.

To close this up, I want to share some elementary verses about faith from the book of Romans. God bless you, my brave sister and brother in Christ! You are almost there!

“But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” (Romans 3:21-28 NLT)

The Big Fish and the Doctors – A Series of Prophecies and Dreams PART 2

Welcome to Part 2! Here is Part 1 for you to read: Remember how God is pouring out a spirit of pleas for mercy to lead people into repentance; persecution keeps growing but God is also guarding over us intensely in this important season and many will experience a sudden blast in relationships by His grace within the next few months. Today I want to share one dream.

In the dream, there were four groups of people: teachers, doctors, parents and children. In the dream, the parents were told to sacrifice their children to fight against a big fish. I saw the children march against the big fish as little fish. The parents just had to hope that the little fish would survive and when they were dead, they were dead. There was not much to be done. At the end of this first part of the dream, I saw a mother pulling up her dead child from the water and there was fury in her heart.

As the dream continued, I saw the mother go confront the doctors. It was just a short scene. Then, the parents gathered to protest in anger about the injustice done against their children. Here the dream ended.

The Lord put Ezekiel 13 on my heart as I sought interpretation. Here is a passage:

“Now, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: … You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live. … Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encouraged the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

Ezekiel 13:17-19,22-23

There is one thing I want to point out. The parents were told to blankly send off their children to fight. They listened to lies from the teachers and doctors that somehow, in the end, there would be peace. So they send out their children with a vague notion of peace without thinking it through, without the teachers and doctors ever praying it through: Just send your children away to fight. They will die anyway. Or survive. We don’t care, actually. They lie to themselves that they actually care. But is there peace? Are people dying when they do not have to? Are parents brought to grief and despair when they do not have to be? What will we do with all the furious parents in the end when their anger finally burst after the grief? I am confronting the leaders of the church right now, especially the prophets. Do not promise false hope when you have not really cried your eyes out in repentance for the nations- particularly for the nation that is being attacked. In fact, you only care about yourself. You do not truly care about the flock. You do not care about what is on God’s heart and mind. You seek to deceive people, attaching yourself to those who easily believe lies and sucking their life out of them: housing, money, food, etc. You turn other people who are close to them against them to gain control.

Now, some of you might want to apply this whole thing to the war in Ukraine. The big fish, of course, is Putin, right? But is it? No, God is not punishing Ukraine. It is good the soldiers are fighting back. The Lord showed me through another dream that we should keep resisting and praying for the Ukrainian army. I want you to think bigger: Since Jesus we are in the end times. This dream is not about Ukraine. It is about the coming of anti-Christ and a solemn warning against false prophecy and teaching. A warning for parents to discern and not just listen to lies. God will not spare when it is truly time for Christ to come. Please keep praying for the prophetic. There are so many who are deceived right now. So few are grounded in God’s word and partner with spirits of divination. Bigger witch doctors raising up smaller witch doctors (among the “doctors” were prophets in the dream). Does this sound like something that happens only in Africa? No, it is right at our door, in the midst of Western churches and in churches of more developed, democratic countries. Pray for the pure voices of God to remain pure and undefiled in worship in such areas of the world.

Stay connected for Part 3!

Prayer for the People of God in this Hour (Ukraine & Russia)

Lord Jesus,

we lift up your name as a banner over the world right now. You are worthy to be praised. You reign. The blood you shed on the cross speaks louder than the hatred of men in this hour. You have shown us the love of the Father. We repent of mercilessness  in this world and ask that you give us another chance to make your love and mercy abound. May the people of God shine ever brightly as they choose to forgive and bless and they shall be proven your children of light. They shall stand the test in this hour.

Lord, you were raised from the dead and you have defeated the sting of death once and for all. The grave is empty and so shall the many graves the enemy has prepared long before this war has started. Let them be used against him like Haman was hung on the pole he himself had prepared for the Israelites in the time of Esther.

O Lord, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel (“the brother of folly”) into foolishness. Let the Ahithophels who have partnered with evil watch their counsel turned into foolishness like you did in the time of David. Place the Hushais (“Lord, hurry”) close to the Ahithophels to defeat their counsel.  Hide them, Father, and let your voice thunder and cause panic in the enemy’s camp at this hour. We declare confusion in their communication channels in the mighty name of Jesus!

We declare Psalm 36 over the nations that your steadfast love continues to those who know you and your righteousness to the upright of heart. “The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.”  The arrogant and proud are thrust down, unable to rise!

O Lord, let the spirit of repentance come over all the nations so that all transgressions are forgiven and new ways prepared for your coming. Come, Lord Jesus! Bring into order all that is lying in chaos, Abba, let us live and praise your name all our days. Great is your faithfulness! Your love endures forever!

Amen. Hallelujah. Worthy to be praised. Forever seated on the throne. We give all glory and honor and power to you. We surrender to you, Lord.