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Significance and Thoughts From the Blood Moon 4.15.14 (Nisan 5774)

Photo of Blood Moon 4.15.14 (Nissan 15, 5774). *Photo Credit KJones

Photo of Blood Moon 4.15.14 (Nisan 15, 5774). *Photo Credit KJones

To begin, the significance is not in the blood moon itself but in the fact that it occurred on a feast day. It is also significant that the Hebrew month Nisan started on the first of the Gentile month.

Before we get into this I want to make it clear this is not an end of the world post. We are not to look at everything that happens through the lens of the end. I believe the enemy’s greatest tool is to get us focused on the end so we don’t do the work of the Kingdom.

Scripture makes it clear that no man knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return, Christ Himself does not even know. In looking at this sign I believe it is appropriate to take it as a sign and a “heads up” if you will for a coming move of the Spirit.

I went to bed last night and could not go to sleep because I knew at 2:15am I had my alarm set to go off so that I could get up and go outside and see the moon and spend time waiting before the Lord.

Feast days are “appointed times” to meet with God. There are “set times” each year on G-ds calendar (the Hebrew calendar) for us to meet with Him.

In Genesis twenty eight a dream Jacob had is recorded, he saw a ladder from heaven and angels ascending and descending. 28:16-17 NASB “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” (17) He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

Psalm 24:6-10 NASB “This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face- even Jacob. Selah. (7) Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? (8) The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. (9) Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! (10)Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.”

The appointed times on His calendar are gates or doors of times when revelation will flow easy to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

When I went outside this morning I first began by asking my heart to be cleaned of all impurity through repentance. I then asked that I would have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit of the LORD had to say during this season, from Passover to Pentecost.

Many believers are treating this as just a cool moon we must recognize the fact we are standing under an open heaven during this feast time and the Spirit of the LORD wants to bring revelation. This why I was awake, this is why I went outside, I knew that during the time of the blood moon a special gate of revelation would be open and I did not want to miss it, a special gate is still open during this eight day feast time.

I stood outside for thirty to forty five minutes or so and came back in. When I laid down I knew I was to continue waiting on the Lord.

Two words came this morning and that is what I want to share with you.

The first thing I heard in my spirit was this. “SEEK my face and get out of tunnel vision. The body gets focused on one part of what I am doing and does not see the whole picture. Take the blinders off, come together as a whole body, denominations unite and see my whole picture.”

When He finished speaking I just began to ponder that word and I knew when we focus on a certain way He moves or even our favorite teaching that has the potential to distract us from what He is doing as a whole and worse yet gets our eyes off Him and on to His THINGS.

We are in a season now to whole heartily seek His face and hear Him speak.

The second word I heard came through a video I turned on of Dutch Sheets relating a dream about going back to our roots.

In order to have victory in the future we must pull from the past. Everything should build upon the last thing. No generation should have to start from scratch but run with what the previous generation left them.

Later on in the morning I saw a tweet from Seedbed saying they are undertaking a new project to release the lesser known works of John Wesley. This will help us get back to our roots!

We need to read biographies of the great men and women who have gone before us. We need to read their sermons and their books. We must connect with the generations gone by in order for us to walk in all that God has for us. God used men and women from the past to restore great truths we cannot discard that.

We are in a season when the Spirit is speaking and He is going to move the only way we can be a part of that is if we have eyes to see and ears to here.

Pray as I did this morning, Lord give me your eyes to see how you see, give me ears to hear, give me wisdom and revelation so I know how you are moving and I how I am supposed to move in this time.

Do not take this season lightly, do not blow it off. Turn your eyes to Jesus, knock, seek, and ask. Be ready for we are beginning to enter one of the greatest seasons we have ever known.

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2014 – A Year of Victory

brnEach year I take the last few months of the year and begin seeking the Lord about the direction/ or “theme” if you will of the next year. As I began praying over 2014 I felt the Holy Spirit say that 2014 will be a year of victory for the Bible obeyer.

I began to ask specifically what areas of victory were referred to and the first thing I heard was victory over sin and temptation.

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

We have been given the tools to overcome temptation, the truth is we just choose to give into it instead of fight against it.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Ephesians chapter six gives us the armor of God and James 1:14-15 tells us how temptation operates. 2014 will be a year of the believer rising up and taking hold of the truth that we don’t have to sin everyday but that those who are filled with the Spirit are no longer under the bondage of sin, Romans six says.

Along those same lines, 2014 will be a year of the Word. Our victory comes by the Word in our hearts and out our mouths. Jesus defeated the enemy by quoting the Word. Our situations change by the Word we speak, we either speak in line with God’s plan or the devils plan and we reap the results.

Proverbs 6:2 tells us we are snared by the Words of our mouth.

Proverbs 18:21 MSG “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”

2014 will be a year of the Christian getting into their Bible, knowing their Bible, and being able to quote their Bible! The only way we overcome temptation is by knowing the Word.

Part of knowing the Word is knowing who the Word (Jesus) says you are. 2014 will be a year for learning and knowing who you are in Christ.

2014 will be a year of victory specifically in finances, we are not bound to this worlds economy, God takes care of His children and we can know that even in the most difficult times that Proverbs 10:22 NLT declares “The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich and He adds no sorrow with it” The amplified Bible says, and toil does not increase it. While others outside of God’s economy (tithing and giving) are frustrated and fearful, we don’t have to be because we are under a different economy.

That does not mean we wont face hard times, it just means that God will bring us through them, take care of us while we are in them, and restore us on the other side of them.

For the Bible obeyer 2014 will be a year of victory! Notice for the Bible obeyer, we must walk obedient to the Lord to receive THE BLESSING of God.

As we go through 2014 we will take time to look at each of these things individually, we will kick off with the In Christ series to learn who we are and what we have through our inheritance with Christ.

We will do a holiness series to learn how to live and walk before God because it is those who walk holy who are able to dwell i the presence of God and be under His protection, Psalm 15 and Psalm 91 tells us.

We will do a series on spiritual warfare so we can know how to have the victory over the devil who is defeated.

2014 will be a great year packed with great truth, great victory, and great spiritual connections!

Father, we thank you for what you have in store for us in 2014, We thank you for victory, for a spirit of endurance, and a heart of trust, we thank you for the blessings that will manifest in 2014, we thank you for the tests and trials you will bring us through. We thank you for all your good plans for us and we ask that you help us to walk obediently and lovingly before you and help us to walk in love to those around us in Jesus name.

Advent Week 4

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:1-6 NIV)

Advent Week 3

Ephesians 1:17-23 NIV “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”

Advent Week 2

Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (7) Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his Kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” 

Advent Week 1

As we begin the season of Advent, I invite you to get your Bible and meet with me each Monday as we remember the reason for the season.

I encourage each of  you to sign up for an advent reading plan from YouVersion and have a daily time of reflection.

I pray your Christmas season is blessed.

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