Pastor Carol Mora

Daily Revelation

What do you do during the “Storms of Life” ? April 22, 2012

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Praise God for another opportunity to share the word of God that he has placed on my heart. My prayer is that this word will encourage you and bring for the desired change in your life.

We are going to go to Psalms 34 this morning and Look at a few verses.

Psalm 34

New King James Version (NKJV)

34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Wow, What a strong declaration! This is a decision we need to make and then everyday we get an opportunity to walk it out. It is easy to say something or decree something, but are we walking it out, are we doing it???? I believe this statement above can be likened to Hurricane Preparation. Living here in Florida we are all told by the media at the beginning of hurricane season to stock up on hurricane supplies, you cant wait till you are in the middle of the hurricane to go get your supplies, it doesn’t work that way! I believe in the same way we need to be prepared for the storms of life that comes our way. It is a way of life in the spirit that can and will carry us through these storms.

I believe that having a CONTINUAL Heart of Praise and Blessing to God will protect us and carry us through the storm. In Daniel 6:16 we see what the King spoke over Daniel as he commanded him to be thrown into the den of lions.. “Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.”

I think sometimes Christians start following the Lord and are diligent to walk out the word of God but then we slide back. We must be continually blessing, praising and trusting our God!

Back to Psalms 34:2,3
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

Our attitude during a storm will bless others and cause them to join you in believing, trusting and giving praise to God! We saw that even in Daniels actions and the Kings response when Daniel was being thrown in the Lions den! We can be examples during the storms in our lives, that draws others to exalt His name!

 

I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.

This verse is so important for us to understand!! During the storms in our lives, it matters where you seek help! We must seek God during these hard times in our lives, we must cry out to Him! As you seek Him, you give Him permission to come into the situation …He hears you and delivers you.. Sometimes we are expecting that when we cry out to God he will come and pick us up and take us out of the storm, sorry my friend, but that is not usually the way it happens..verse 4 I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.

God has made it possible to go through the storms of life WITHOUT FEAR! As we call out and seek him, he will deliver us from our fears! How does he do that??? When we allow His presence in the middle of our storm, Perfect LOVE comes in and casts out all fear!(1 John 4:18). We are to focus on the Prince of Peace…. I will keep him in perfect peace whose heart and mind in stayed on me. (Isaiah 26:3) So my friend, what are you looking at during your storm..are you looking at the Prince of Peace or at the waves all around you, as Pter did while walking on the water!! I encourage you to diligently praise Him and keep your eyes on Him during the storms of Life
They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.

When we look to the author and the finisher of our Faith, we are radiant, in other words we are FULL OF LIGHT!!  FULL of Jesus Himself and His word that will direct us and guide us!  God is right by your side what ever storm you are in right now. Call and to Him with a voice and heart of Praise and He will walk you through this season in your life.

God Bless You and Keep You!

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Pastor Carol

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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

 

Daily Revelation December 16, 2008

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