Pastor Carol Mora

Daily Revelation

A Night with the King – June 27, 2011

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Hi Everyone!

We just had a wonderful womens all night service called “A Night with the King”

I wanted to share with you the notes on this night and I pray that you will be ministered to just as the many ladies that attended where ministered to. This was an awesome God filled night and I am sure the Lord will have us do something similar to this again, maybe you will be in the area to join us!!

June 24, 2011 Welcome Ladies to a very special night that God has prepared and ordained just for each one of you individually.

The purpose of this night is found in Song of Solomon. Let’s look at these verses. The first one is Chapter 1. Verse 2 Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth – for His love is better than wine. That is what the Lord wants tonight, He wants you to allow him to love on you! Sometimes we get so BUSY and we don’t make the time just to be with the one who loves us more than anyone does or ever will. The next one is Song of Sol Chapter 1 Verse 4. The King has brought me into His Chambers. Tonight we are entering His Chambers. In His Chambers, He is in complete control. His chamber’s is a very private place where he desires an intimate time with you. And the last verse that will help us to see his plan and purpose for this night is in Song of Solomon Chapter 2 verse 4 He brought me to the banqueting House and His Banner over me is Love. He has one purpose tonight and that is to LOVE on you! There are many aspects of love and as you allow him tonight, he will teach you, instruct you, discipline you, heal you, cleanse you, and surround you with his unconditional love. We are going to allow God to do whatever he wants to do tonight and allow him to teach us and show us how to go from the outer courts to the inner courts and then into the Holy of Holies (His Chambers).

I want to give you an overview of how I believe the night is going to flow. We will be here pressing in throughout the night for all God has for us. If you have to leave that is fine, but please don’t disrupt the flow of the spirit as you do so. I believe God wants to touch each and everyone is this place, so I ask you to have a reverence for the sanctuary and please wait for the breaks to visit with others in the room. I have a card for each one of you to fill out for me with your contact information and your prayer request. Please fill this out even if you have previously filled one out, so I have a record of you being here tonight. Also I have a poster in the back for you to write any testimonies of what the lord does in your heart tonight that you would like to share. We will be having a time of testimonies and sharing in the morning, but if you leave early please write it down for us so we can praise God with you! I see the night being divided into three parts, the outer court, the inner court and the holy of holies.

In the Outer Court, I believe God will teach us and instruct us and give us directions of the steps ahead with the main purpose of this night being, to come into his chambers and allowing him FULL ACCESS to every area of our body, soul and spirit.

In the Inner Court tonight, we will enter into worship and allow God to soften our hearts and prepare us for the Holy of Holies. As we worship, I believe God will use this time and the anointing will flow to touch His Daughters. We will also have a special time of communion.

Then the remainder of the night will be entering into the Holy of Holies where the Glory comes in and you need NO ONE else to go in with you. The Glory and Presence of God will do the ministering. You will be alone in the Chambers of the King. Allow Him to minister to your deepest needs and you will never be the same. So as you can see, God has a purpose for this being a ALL NIGHT event. There is a process and I pray that you will purpose in your heart to stay and get ALL that God has for you! As we begin I want to show you this video and allow it to minister to you as we begin walking in the Outer Courts listening to what he wants us to learn tonight.

I am going to speak about three women tonight and their choices and where those choices took them. Tonight we all have a choice and that choice of giving God this time and allowing Him to do whatever he pleases will take us into the perfect plan he has for us!

First lets go to the book of Esther Chapter 1 verses 5-22Esther 1:5-22 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in Shushan the citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. 6 There were white and blue linen curtains fastened with cords of fine linen and purple on silver rods and marble pillars; and the couches were of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of alabaster, turquoise, and white and black marble. 7 And they served drinks in golden vessels, each vessel being different from the other, with royal wine in abundance, according to the generosity of the king. 8 In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had ordered all the officers of his household, that they should do according to each man’s pleasure. 9 Queen Vashti also made a feast for the women in the royal palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus. 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him. Why do you think the Queen refused the Kings command?

Her love and respect for him had grown cold. She had no desire left in her to please her King….Wow… that is what happens in many relationships even now days, we allow our love to grow cold… and allow selfishness to come into the picture. She turned away from pleasing the King. She did not long to be in the presence of the King, because she wanted to be in control of her own life and make her own decisions. Well this decision changed her life FOREVER! Tonight we are focusing on our relationship with our King. We must continually Minister to him and allow him to minister to us, so we won’t get to this point of refusing to do what the Lord is requiring of us… As we see in the following verses, there are consequences for Queen Vashti’s actions. 13 Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times (for this was the king’s manner toward all who knew law and justice, 14 those closest to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who had access to the king’s presence, and who ranked highest in the kingdom): 15 “What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?” 16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes: “Queen Vashti has not only wronged the king, but also all the princes, and all the people who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus. 17 For the queen’s behavior will become known to all women, so that they will despise their husbands in their eyes, when they report, ‘King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in before him, but she did not come.’ 18 This very day the noble ladies of Persia and Media will say to all the king’s officials that they have heard of the behavior of the queen. Thus there will be excessive contempt and wrath. Your actions affect others!! When the other women heard that the Queen had responded to her husband the king in that way, it would give them the appearance that this is acceptable. Believe me ladies, there are other women that are watching how you respond to your Lord and King. 19 If it pleases the king, let a royal decree go out from him, and let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it will not be altered, that Vashti shall come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. 20

When the king’s decree which he will make is proclaimed throughout all his empire (for it is great), all wives will honor their husbands, both great and small.” Queen Vashti forever altered her destiny because of the decision she made not to reverence the King in her life. Tonight we are seeking our King, the King of King and Lord of Lords. He is showing us tonight the importance of hearing his command and being obedience to His call. God has a perfect plan for your life, but if you lose reverence for His will, you can take yourself right out of his plan through disobedience. WOW…. I do not want to follow in the steps of Queen Vashti. Lets look at another example…..

Lets look at the one God chose to take Queen Vashti’s place… Lets look at the book of Esther Chapter 2 Verses 1-9 Esther 2:1-9 New King James Version (NKJV) Esther 2 Esther Becomes Queen 1 After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. 2 Then the king’s servants who attended him said: “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king; 3 and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather all the beautiful young virgins to Shushan the citadel, into the women’s quarters, under the custody of Hegai[a] the king’s eunuch, custodian of the women. And let beauty preparations be given them. 4 Then let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This thing pleased the king, and he did so. 5 In Shushan the citadel there was a certain Jew whose name was Mordecai the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite. 6 Kish[b] had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captives who had been captured with Jeconiah[c] king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7 And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. Esther was not born a Queen, she had a rough life as a young girl having lost her parents and being raised by her cousin Mordecai. 8 So it was, when the king’s command and decree were heard, and when many young women were gathered at Shushan the citadel, under the custody of Hegai, that Esther also was taken to the king’s palace, into the care of Hegai the custodian of the women.

At that time I am sure that Esther did not realize exactly what was happening to her, but God did. He needed a willing vessel put into the court of the king. Think for a minute. God has a specific PLACE that he needs to put you for a specific purpose. Are you willing to go where he sends you and do what it takes to be there? 9 Now the young woman pleased him, and she obtained his favor; so he readily gave beauty preparations to her, besides her allowance. Then seven choice maidservants were provided for her from the king’s palace, and he moved her and her maidservants to the best place in the house of the women. When you are where God places you and doing what he has called you to do there is FAVOR!! God himself will begin to shower you will blessings and favor.

Esther 2:12 New King James Version (NKJV) 12 Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months’ preparation, according to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women. Once we allow God to place us where he wants us there is a time of preparation and change in our lives. For Esther it took 12 months. I believe even this night, the 12 hours from 7 am to 7pm God will take you through a time of preparation if you allow him to do so. Esther was prepared night only for her one night with the King. God was preparing Esther for her purpose. He was preparing and equipping her for the calling he had on her life to save the life of the Jews. She had to go through the preparations and instructions to be placed in the divine place where she could accomplish all that God had for her to do. 15 Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her. 16 So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. 17 The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king. Because of Esther’s heart and her actions she obtained favor with the King and was put exactly where God ordained her to be. Do you want to be exactly where God wants you. You must be diligent in the time of preparation and listen and obey the wise counsel that God surrounds you with and he himself will place you in the place he has for you and use you in a mighty way to bring forth His plan and His purpose. You can read later in Esther chapters 3 and 4 and see the exact purpose of why God had prepared her and placed her in the Kings chambers, so she could carry out the plan and purpose that God had for her. It is no different for you tonight. God has a plan and purpose and he is asking you to be diligent in the times of preparation and instruction so he can place you in that certain place he has for you. This time of preparation begins at His Feet! Lets look at the last example the Lord has for us to look at tonight. Before we go to this verse I have something for you to watch.

Turn with me to Luke Chapter 7 verses 36-50 Luke 7:36-50 New King James Version (NKJV) A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. This woman knew where Jesus was and knew she had to go there to be with him. Much like you tonight, you are believing Jesus is here and have put everything else aside to come and spend this night with Him! I want you to see something very important. She brought a gift of worship to him! That is what God wants from you tonight. He wants your unrestrained love and worship. She did not care who was in the room, she only saw JESUS! That is a key for you tonight!! Do not focus on anyone else in the room but Jesus. Minister to your King, just as she did that night! Love on him like you never have before. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” 48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” This woman through her worship was changed forever. That is what is available to you tonight. Through your worship, your ministry of love and devotion to Jesus, your life can be changed forever.

 

Will you do whatever it takes to be in His Presence? June 11, 2011

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Good Morning!

We are in Zephyrhills, FL and we are hungry for the presence of God. In November, the Lord told us to go to extended meetings in our church and we did so! We are still meeting Mon thru Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. The last two weeks the presence of the Lord has gotten stronger and stronger as we sit, stand, lay, kneel in his presence for hours worshiping him. We have to get hungry for His presence and willing to let him do what He longs to do! He wants to be with you!!

When you are desperate, you will do desperate things. For example, some people will stand in line all night for concert tickets, sport event tickets or even for sales on the day after Thanksgiving! If you really want something you will do whatever it takes to get it. Right? Am I right? Lets examine our heart today and see what we really want.  One way to do this is to see where your time and money is going. That shows you pretty quickly what is important to you.

I want to go to the word today and show you some examples of people desperate and to see what they desired to receive..

Matthew 2:1-2

New King James Version (NKJV)

Wise Men from the East

 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

I don’t know how far these wise men traveled to come see the king and worship him, but evidently it was important enough for them to stop everything else they were doing and start on this journey to find the King and worship Him. They saw HIS STAR in the East and didn’t stop till they found him and worshiped him. Have you seen evidence of the presence of God and are you diligent to journey after it till you find it.

Luke 2:8-20

New King James Version (NKJV)

Glory in the Highest

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold,[a] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
       14 “ Glory to God in the highest,
      And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[b]

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[c] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Here again we see God supernaturally showing a group of people, this time shepherds something that would make them excited about going and doing something. An angel came and told them of the birth of Christ and they stopped what they were doing and made haste to find the baby Jesus. They left totally blessed glorifying and praising God for all they had seen and heard.

Matthew 4:18-22

New King James Version (NKJV)

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples
18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

If you really think about this, it is truly amazing… Jesus was just starting His ministry, he was not known yet by these men, but something caused them to immediately leave everything and follow Him. It was the anointing on Christ life. It was His presence, the Holy Spirit in Him that drew them to Him. Then as the power and presence of Jesus walked through areas and people were healed and set free, the multitudes stopped what they were doing to go see this Jesus.

Matthew 4:23-25

New King James Version (NKJV)
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 25 Great multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

All throughout Christ’s ministry we see multitudes of people follow after Him, crying out to Him for Healing and deliverance. They were hungry to be touched and changed by the Master. They were hungry to hear what he had to say, so hungry they would walk for days to be where the master was. Think about it, what were they doing before Christ came? Once he came into their lives everything was changed. Whatever they did before wasn’t important any more..they needed to be with Jesus. Another example of this is in Matthew 9:9 when Jesus passed by and saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office and he said to him, Follow me, so he arose and followed him!!  Are you willing to just get up and leave what you are doing to follow him?????

When you truly see who Jesus is and what he wants to do for you, there is NO OBSTACLE that can come between you and Him. We see this in the life of four men who knew the power of Jesus and wanted their friend who was paralyzed to be in the presence of Jesus and receive his healing. Lets look at Mark 2.

 Mark 2

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic

 1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2 Immediately[a] many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

Your actions will show your faith!! Will you do what you need to do to get into the presence of Jesus? In His presence is everything you need. Joy, Peace, Provision, Healing, Unconditional Love…. But most people aren’t willing to give up what they were doing and press in through the stuff of this world into the presence of Jesus. Now I want to show you the devotion and the dedication to Christ that was still present and even grew stronger after he was taken back into Heaven. Just because He is not here with us physically doesn’t mean he is not calling you to stop what you are doing and follow Him! Lets look at the last thing Christ said after his resurrection and right before he was taken back up to Heaven.

Acts 1

The Holy Spirit Promised
4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Jesus Ascends to Heaven
9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

Wait for the promise of the Father!  He didn’t say how long to wait he said wait!!! As they were obedient to follow his commands there life changed!! We see in Acts chapter 2 as the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost everything changed. Let’s look at their life after the day of Pentecost and see what the Children of God did with their time.

Acts 2:40-47

New King James Version (NKJV)

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[a] 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[b] daily those who were being saved.

The early church was hungry and desperate for the things of God and it showed by their actions. The continued steadfastly in the word of God , fellowship, breaking of bread and in prayers. They cared about all those in there fellowship and provided for those in need, but most of all they CONTINUED DAILY WITH ONE ACCORD!! They were in the temple daily in one accord, breaking bread from house to house, eating their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all people and the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

The reason the power and presence of God was so strong in this building all last week was we met together daily in one accord and we were hungry and desperate for God to come and touch us and change us. You will get whatever you are desperately devoted to go after. We are desperate for the presence of the Living God to fill this place and bring in the hurting people to meet a Loving God. Will it just happen, no we have to make the decision and go after it!! He who hungers and thirsts after righteousness will be filled. But you can’t be filled with God and this world at the same time! You have to make a choice, Its either ALL of God or ALL of this world. The time is coming where you cannot have your feet in both worlds, You have to make a choice for yourself!! Are you hungry enough for God to do whatever it takes to be in His presence?

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God Bless you!

Pastor Carol Mora