Good Morning Everyone
So much is going on here in the mighty City of Zephyrhills, Florida! We moved here about 5 months ago under the direction of the Lord and He is moving in our midst. I am so thankful this morning as I sit here and think of all He is doing. His ministry here is Zephyrhills is growing and touching peoples lives one soul at a time. The ministry Thrift store has become an DOOR OF UTTERANCE in this city, where daily we pray for people and show them the love of Christ, Saturday in the store 2 young ladies gave their lives to Jesus! Our church family is also growing and He has brought some awesome anointed people to link arms with us in the calling He has for us here!
I just re-read one of my blogs from May 2010, it was on the subject of Revival. It blessed me, so if you haven’t read it, I encourage you to go back through the archives and read this blog. I wanted to read this today as we are beginning a new thing even this day. God spoke to us to begin nightly meetings during the week. We are to immerse ourselves and this city and those who will come with us, into His Presence and His Purpose! God does not want a little of us, He wants us all! He doesn’t want us Sprinkled with His Presence and His Glory on Sunday or Wednesday, He wants us to LIVE THERE!
Can you live in His Presence daily with outout Corporate Meetings daily, of course I believe you can, but there is something special about the body of Christ coming together in one accord in His Presence.
A Vital Church Grows
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
As we are faithful to the Lord daily we will see the fruit coming in! There is much more to this passage and I have taught on it more thouroughly about the four things the early church did to see the results they got. You can read more about this on my blog “Gods pattern for the Church ” dated May 26.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
As Gods children we need to be hungry for Him, we need to diligently seek Him and the world around us will be changed. As we allow the Light of Jesus to come upon us and change us, it will be evident to all of those around you!!
1ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!(A)
2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you.(B)
3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.(C)
4Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms.
5Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the [Dead] Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures.
God desires for His Glory to be seen on His children, as we arise and shine and allow His Glory to be seen on us and change us, the world will come and be drawn to Him!!
1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
4Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
We can seek his face daily and fast and do all these things, but we have to do it with a PURE HEART!!!!! There is no room for strife, debate, selfishness. Where envy and stife is there is confusion and every form of evil….
In the following verses, God shares His heart, He wants us to reach out in love and as we walk in HIS Way he will guide us and bless us! He desires for us to walk in the fullness of all he has for us as we do it HIS WAY!
5Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Revival is CHANGE!
As we as Gods children allow him to change us daily and walk in HIS way and not ours , change will come to the world around us!!! What we do or don’t do affects all of those around us!!!
God Bless you,
Pastor Carol Mora
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