We had an wonderful beginning at Worship Explosion tonight! The worship was awesome – right in the heart of the Father for about an hour, then silence – sweet – heartbeat silence. It was a most delightful and powerful time. I can’t seem to get my video on You-Tube to get attached here, but I am putting it up (I think) on Facebook. Join us!
It is not too late! For those of you near us, come on tomorrow. We begin at 9 am with coffee and light munchies – then the program begins at 9:30 with morning and afternoon sessions. It is so good – I am amazed again at how very anointed and musically gifted this group is. The Lord’s presence is so real – come be a part.
Psalm 19 Worship Explosion at the Church of the Resurrection Fellowship Hall in East Syracuse.
Tonight begins Psalm19’s Worship Explosion – a two day event of worship, teaching and fellowship. We have our regular Friday Fellowship tonight (open to all) and then tomorrow have two sessions with lunch between catered by John Hernandez, Chef. It is going to be a grand affair. It is to be held in the Church of the Resurrection Fellowship Hall, due to the availability of a kitchen. It is air-conditioned and a wonderful place to meet for this Summer Event.
Robyn and Diane, an outstandingly anointed and gifted group from the Liberty, NY area will be with us and ministering for the majority of the time. They are an unusual group and you will enjoy the exposure to what the Lord does through them. I have linked you with their site, so you can hear some of their work. Gentle and powerful, lively and worshipful – all describe the time we will be having in our Jesus.
Lauren Godfrey will be doing some mini-teachings (short in time, but powerful in anointing) between the worship sessions. If you are in our area at all, or are willing to drive a couple of hours, come on and be blessed with this very special Worship Explosion!
I will be present, Lord willing, and enjoying seeing you there!
A few weeks ago when my daily reading schedule (Bible) had me in Joshua 1, the Lord reminded me of His instructions to Joshua about being successful as the leader of Israel were not simply suggestions to follow. They were directives. If Joshua was to be effective as a leader of the army, nation, people of Israel these things were required:
6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” NKJV
Now I have read this over many, many times – yet when the Lord instructed me about it, life came and understanding came. Joshua was to consider what God said as his own thought and mediation subject matter. His mouth would follow what His thoughts consumed. It is always true: “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” He was to be consumed with the thoughts, spoken and written thoughts of God in the Scriptures.
Current events of our day are not to be our concern (that sounds almost like blaspheme). My families’, friends (or whomever) problems, the fear that everyone fears; on and on. We all let these matters consume our thoughts, emotions and energies – yet we can do little about them. However, when we take the instructions to Joshua seriously, everything changes and the future opens into a backdrop for the action and power of God in and through all.
I am working on this – remembering these are instructions for success – not suggestions for success. The work of the Kingdom in our hands is to be successful – there is a way.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time.”
1 Timothy 2:1-6
Precious Prayer Warriors and Co-Laborers in the Kingdom,
We celebrate our national birthday tomorrow and it is big in me that we do so according to the Word. Let’s not make this a political rally day, but a day of prayer for our country and for her leaders according to the Word.
In Acts 23 when Paul reacted harshly to a leader who turned out to be the current High Priest, he was rebuffed by another leader. Paul let them know he did not know the man was High Priest and then he said, “…for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.” He was quoting the last part of Exodus 22:28. Now Paul continues that for us. We are not to be like the people without such a wonderful God who will work all things for our good and His glory; those who complain and rally against people in leadership. For we have a God who hears our prayers and honors our walk – in fact He walks with us.
So if we are not to be complaining about our leaders and not complaining about our lot in life, for that is what we have in Jesus, what then are we to spend our time doing? I think the Scripture is clear, “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority;. . .” It is not about who is right or who is wrong. It is about trusting the Lord – even with the politics of our nation.
Beloved, our instructions are the same, no matter what country we live in. We are to pray for our leaders, obey the laws (as long as they do not conflict with the Word), and pay our taxes. Beyond that, do as you are led in voting etc… But we must not be those who cause division in the Body because of our own political beliefs. The Roman Empire, under whose flag the Church first began, was a very godless (every god and every king was god), immoral, wicked nation, with wicked, wicked rulers. Yet, Paul gives these instructions to the first century Christians. Pray, trust God. They were never taught to be a part of a political movement of any kind. One can certainly run for office – if the Lord so leads, etc…. According to the Lord’s leading is the way we live life.
However, we need to celebrate what our God has done with our freedom all these years – the missionaries sent, the people saved, on and on — not be complaining about the leadership He has appointed. (Romans 13:1)
I say this in love, Dear Ones. Let us truly be people of the Word – in our speech as well as in our mission zeal.