PRAY

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A prayerless life brings a shadow of darkness but the fervent, consistent, persistent prayerful life will dispel all darkness! Pray! Pray! Pray until your prayers begin to ring like a non-stop telephone ringing twenty-four hours a day.

Do You Dare Meddle with God?

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A mystery man appeared I could see him and, he also saw me in fact he had a private message for me but there was a white picket fence which separated us which meant neither one of us could cross the fence. He was a very tall and big man, yet I was not afraid of him and listened as he spoke, he said, “Margaret, you must go to the dentist, you know how your face is! Go.”  I awakened it was a dream which left me rather puzzled and even a bit disturbed because before retiring for the night I had broken a tooth that had a fill-in and I purposed that I would fix at a much later date but the moment I concluded that the man in my dream could be a demon, a spirit of travail came upon me to make intercessions before the LORD and revelation came that the mysterious man was God’s messenger and it was urgent that I go! 

Wherever you are on your journey you gifted and anointed and yes, even appointed by God yet lately you may have been very disobedient and complacent in your walk with God. I just stopped by to ask you this question, do you (me too) dare meddle with God? Do you take issue with God for choosing to use those whom He will because you have a problem with them? Be incredibly careful you could be meddling with God! Read about an excellent king who served before the LORD well and did mighty exploits as well, but he meddled with God. Let’s go to the book of 2 Chronicles 35:18-24 (18)”There had been no Passover kept in Israel like that since the days of Samuel the prophet; and none of the kings of Israel had kept such a Passover as Josiah kept, with the priest and the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.”  (19)” In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah this Passover was kept.”  (20)” After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Carchemish by the Euphrates; and Josiah went out against him.”  (21)” But he sent messengers to him, saying, “What have I to do with you, king of Judah? I have not come against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; for God commanded me to make haste. Refrain from meddling with God, who is with me, lest He destroy you.”  Beware of the way you treat those whom God has chosen to do a specific work! Read on ((22)” Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself so that he might fight with him and did not heed the words of Necho from the mouth of God. So, he came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. It is bears repeating, it is a dangerous thing to fight against whom God has chosen to carry out His work! Read what happened to King Josiah who did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and even purged the land of idols but he meddled with God because he seemed to have a problem with the king of Egypt and he allowed his dislike of this king to not hear the voice of God.  (23)” And the archers shot King Josiah; and the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am severely wounded.”  (24)” His servants therefore took him out of that chariot and put him in the second chariot that he had, and they brought him to Jerusalem. So, he died, and was buried in one of the tombs of his fathers, and all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.”  Do you dare meddle with God? Do you not realize those whom you contending with have been set up by God? Pause and calmly think about this; in the dream I had concluded that the big man was a demon, yet he was a messenger from God and had I decided not to go to the dentist and not heeded the warning would have suffered severely for it. Take inventory of how you are treating those whom God has called and approved! Are you in any way like King Josiah in his quest to fight against Necho, the Egyptian King? Do You Dare Meddle with God? I hear the words of the messengers who brought the word of the Lord to Josiah from (21)” Refrain from meddling with God, who is with me, lest He destroy you.”  The question is though; do you still dare ignore the warning and continue to meddle with God? Take heed lest God kill you and me for meddling with Him and for failing to recognize His servants like I failed to recognize the messenger of the LORD in my dream and determined he was a demon. 

May the presence of Yahweh, the God who has redeemed you surround and protect you as you move forward in Faith and Obedience to the Word of God. Much Love! 

Nurture and Mentor

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To give birth is not the greatest achievement in life – for God is the Giver of life. Instead, the nurturing and mentoring of someone’s purpose to fulfill is the greatest of life’s achievements. 

Return My Love

My life has been changed and transformed by these words spoken to me, “Don’t go stay with me!” It was a very difficult time and during that period I did not even have a prayer life but something dramatic happened.  I had lost my will to live and wanted to end it all.  It was at this dark time that I had an encounter with God, my Abba Father and surrendered totally to Him.  He awakened me every morning to come and spend time with Him.  At first it was very awkward with me not knowing what to do or say.  Then it happened. One morning very early before dawn; I was drunken with sleep and as I knelt at the dining room table, rambled on without comprehending what I was saying.  Finally in complete frustration said from within, “Father, I do not know how to pray.  I am going back to bed!” Immediately, Abba Father spoke audibly to me, “Don’t go, stay with Me!” Instantly at 2 a.m. in the morning it was as if the noon day sun was shining and I began searching all over the room to find where this comforting voice was coming from.  Like a reflex action though, my legs did a U-turn on my knees.  This time prayer came forth with great utterance. A fire ignited within me for the presence of Yahweh.  He became my passion to breathe and exhale!  His breath, Jehovah Shammah whose presence I dare not awaken from sleep without.  To arise at midnight to spend hour after hour talking to Him until the breaking of dawn;  Pausing to frequently listen as He speaks words of comfort and hope.  Morning has arisen; He is tugging at me telling me it is time to go.  Reluctantly glancing at the time I turn to leave with the comfort of knowing that we will spend the evening together before retiring for the night.  And then I will have the midnight until the dawning of day.  Words cannot describe this intimacy with Abba Father. There is no other relationship like it; the joy of talking every moment of the day with Him; whispering to Him constantly reminding Him of my love and passion for Him.  Walking in the midst of trouble, His presence surrounds me which enables me to endure hardships and trials.  Relatives and friends do not understand though some may forsake and desert me yet His presence brings peace.  His anointing empowers me to forgive and display His love, in His presence strips away everything that hinders; every work of the flesh is burnt away.  In His presence I am free to praise Him despite how I may feel.  To breathe in the breath of God there is never a dull moment with the realization that my passion is to fulfill the purpose of God being enlightened with the understanding that my life is hidden in Christ but lately I have heard these words, “Return my love!”

Wherever you are on your journey, have you been fervent in your walk with the LORD?  Pause right there for a few minutes, the Word is speaking from the book of Ezekiel 16:6-15.  (6)”And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, live, yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood live.”  (7)”I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: they breasts are fashioned, and thine hair grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.”  (8)”Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time for love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I swear unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the LORD GOD, and thou becamest mine.” (9)”Then washed I thee with water; yea, I thoroughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.”  (10)”I clothed thee also with broidered work, and washed thee with badger’s skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk.”  (11)”I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.”  (12)”And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.”  The Word is still speaking please continue to read, (13)”Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver, and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broided work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.” I hear these words even louder, return my love!  Is it possible you and I have played the harlot on Yahweh?  Could it be even after all Abba Father has done for you still, have you (me too) abandoned the secret place of His presence?  While you are thinking about it; let’s go to (15)”But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and played the harlot because of thy renown, and pourdst out thy fornications on every one that passed by his it was.”   Is it possible that you (me too) have prostituted the gifts that Yahweh has entrusted you with?  Return my love!

You may have become so busy traveling, preaching, teaching and doing ministry and ministering to others that just maybe you have neglected to keep your divine appointments in the secret place of Yahweh’s presence.  Could it be, you are only going through the motions and warming up so to speak yesterday’s messages without getting a fresh Word from the secret place?  Is it possible for you to be moving prophetically without instructions from the throne room of Abba Father’s presence?  Could it be, you have gone on without Him and cannot hear Abba Father so lovingly speaking to you, “Return my love!”  Listen, one morning as I was hastening through the hallway of my home.  I was walking into one of my children’s rooms, when suddenly I could feel a strong presence of the LORD coming from the room, I had dedicated to Him.  A beautiful light was emanating from there but I had not been spending much time in there lately; instead I was all over the house praying in different areas.  I felt my Abba Father drawing me as He spoke so lovingly, “Come in here my beloved and spend time with Me, I miss you!”

Take a moment right now to reflect on where Yahweh has brought you from and examine yourself (me too) while He is still lovingly wooing after you.  For His judgement is even at the door! These words, “Don’t go stay with Me!” are the words that have changed my life forever yet I had allowed becoming too busy taking care of everyone and everything else to cause me to be missing from the secret place of His presence. I have taken heed to Abba Father’s wooing call and now returned.  The question is though, Can you hear Him and will you return and repent?  I hear those words resounding, “Return my Love!

Pursue Overtake and Recover All

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While returning home from an errand this past weekend; these words spoke so profoundly to me, “Pursue, overtake and recover all what has been lost and stolen from you!” Right away this brought to my remembrance a dream of many years ago where I saw myself walking in my yard holding in my hands many sticks of dynamite.  Then as I entered the driveway there was a rather large hole almost in the middle and when I looked in the hole I saw the entire inside of my home.  Instantaneously I dropped one stick of dynamite into the hole. There was a rippling effect which left some of the trees in the front yard black.  The Word spoke from 1 Samuel 30:1-8; “And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire,” (2)”And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.” (3)”So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives;” (4)”Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.” (5)”And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.”

Right now where you are your situation may not be like David and his men but truth be known; you may have lost everything you have ever owned.  In your home something seems to be sucking the peace.  (No peace in the home)  Your world has been turned upside down with no help in sight.  Let’s read of how David and his men reacted to the devastation they discovered in (6)”And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”  Do you have children or even your spouse who are being held captive by the devices of the enemy?  Can you imagine how David and his men felt?  These men were so upset at David, that they wanted to stone him to death.  Take note though of what David did and of how he responded to all of this.  (7)”And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod.  And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.”  (8)”And David inquired of the LORD, saying, shall I pursue after this troop?  Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, pursue for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”  What David did could be the solution to dismantling the household wickedness and household witchcraft that is currently going on in your home.  Not to mention the amount of bewitchment taking place at your job and even in the Church.  It is time to pursue, overtake and recover all that has been lost and taken from you! Recover your health and the peace in your home that the wicked one has stolen from your home.  Retrieve your marriage from Satan’s altar; yes, recover your finances and your prayer life. However, just maybe what you have lost is not mentioned here and you could never tell anyone about your situation.  The question is, have you reached the point where you have wept so much there are now no more tears left to weep?  Do you dare go before the LORD like David did even while being under heavy attack and slander by your very own?  Well, if you have answered in the affirmative it is possible that Yahweh, the God who has redeemed you He will not only give to you the green light to pursue overtake and recover all but He will give you the strategy and reveal which weapon to use.  For me Abba Father gave me sticks of dynamite which He allowed me to use only one stick to blow up the satanic surveillance cameras which subsequently burnt up the evil trees that were planted in my front yard too. It was only a dream yet it seemed so real!  What has Yahweh given you and has He given you the command to pursue overtake and recover all that has been lost or stolen from you?  Pause and calmly think about this. Much Love!

REFLECT

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It is time for people (me too) all around the world especially here in the Bahamas to sit and reflect on the devastating storms and of how Yahweh divinely intervened not only where you are but right here on the island of Grand Bahama in the city of Freeport!

Many are without a job and businesses are foreclosing, eviction notices seem to be multiplying yet as you reflect you are still alive and you may not be able to explain it to anyone how Jehovah Jireh has provided everything you needed throughout 2013!  He did not allow you to go to bed hungry even though it may not have been your choice food, “it hit the spot” so to speak!  Reflect on how bare the cupboards maybe but the essentials are there Reflect on Abba Father’s favour even in the midst of tragedy!

Some have lost everything and what looked like the end became a new beginning!  As you reflect God has turned the pages of your life and as you are about to enter into 2014 these words are echoing, “You can make it!”

Pause for a moment right where you are to read the story of a woman who became so gravely ill she was not able to take of her husband and her little children read of how God instrumentally used one of her sons so mightily to get her attention.  It was me (the gravely ill mother in the story)!  You too can make it!  May the Holy Spirit comfort you where ever you are on your journey and as you reflect lets pick up the story!

Wandering around in the lowest valley there seemed to be nothing there suddenly my attention shifted to a man dressed in pure white.  He beckoned me to join him at the top of the mountain; quickly I made the decision to accept his invitation but there were two paths up the mountainside.  The smooth and green path lead slightly away from him and the rough path led straight to where he was standing.  In a flash my feet began climbing the rough side of the mountain, miraculously my feet became like hinds feet to make the climb.  Yet when I reached the top he was not there!  Determined to find him feet escaping some deadly traps.  I found myself face to face with the most beautiful river my eyes had ever seen!  Then beheld an unusual and majestic sight a sea like glass and people were walking on it.  I awoke saying these words, “I can make it, I can make it!”  It was a dream yet it seemed so real.  For you see before I had drifted off into a deep sleep my body ached with excruciating pain, I had whispered to the Lord, “I did not think I was going to make this one.”  I stopped by just to tell you, you can make it!

One day a woman grew very ill in bed and as she lay there for a while.  Her little children became extremely hungry, so the oldest of them ran to his mother bedside and said to his mother, “Mommy, please tell me how to prepare the chicken.”  He wanted to clean and season it.  Apparently the little boy had completed this.  He then went back to his mother and whispered in her ear, “Mommy, please tell me how to cook the beans and rice.”  Well upon hearing this the mother who was very sick prayed to Abba Father to give to her the strength to get up to go and cook something for her children to eat.  She prayed, “Lord, I can make it!”  You know what, the Lord gave her the strength to get up out of that bed.  When she arrived in the kitchen the little boy had already seasoned the chicken and was in the process of cooking the beans and rice!  God used the little boy to demonstrate to his mother she could make it in spite of her sickness.  In fact because of the little boy’s persistence it changed this mother’s perspective!  The mother began to see from God’s perspective as a result she was healed and was able to care for her family again!

What about you?  The Doctors may have given you the grim report there is nothing more they can do for you!  The electricity may be off.  To make mattesr worse the water supply may have been disconnected too.  There may not be any food in the cupboards and every other bill is past due! Still I say to you, you can make it!  Your spouse may have left you and you are thinking, “Lord, I just cannot take any more of this!”  I tell you, you can make it.  Dare I ask you, “Whose report will you believe?”  There I dared you and I repeat, “Whose report will you believe?”  Dare to believe the report of the Lord.  To you, who the Doctors can do no more for I am a living witness God can and will heal you.  Just believe like the little boy who became so hungry he believed he could cook something to eat even though he could not reach the stove nor the sink but he used a chair to stand on to clean and season the chicken; yes, he used the chair to turn on the stove and he began to cook the beans and rice!  You can make it!  Jehovah Rapha is your Healer!  Activate your faith right now like the woman who had the issue of blood read it for yourself from the book of Luke 8:43-48.  She had spent every penny she had and the Word says she grew worse.  The Doctors could do no more for her. (I am paraphrasing)  One day Jesus came to her town and it became known to her that He was there; she said within herself, she did not ask anybody if Jesus could heal.  This what she really said in Matthew 9:21 “For she said to herself, ‘if only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” Then she did something as sick as she was, she got up!  I believe she said within herself, “I can make it to go to where Jesus is.”  I believe she pressed her way through crowds and crowds of people.  She touched the hem of Jesus’ garment.  Immediately something miraculous happened she was completely healed!  Yes, you can make it!   You, who do not have a job Jehovah Jireh, He will provide that job for you.  He is even now making provisions for your utilities to be reconnected and for food with other necessities for you and your family.  You can make it.  Dry your tears.  Do not pull another strand of hair out if your head!  When you lay your head on your pillow tonight you will sleep.  For Abba Father will give to you sweet rest.  You can make it for the breaker has already gone up and has broken through on every side for you!  You can make it!  What you are walking is only temporary it will pass.

I am reminded of the story of the four lepers in the book of 2 Kings chapter seven whom God used to fulfill His Word lets go to verses 3-4 of chapter 7, (3)”And there were four leprous men at the entering of the gate: and they said to one another, why sit we here until we die?´ (4)”If we say, we will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall there: and if we sit still here, we die also.  Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live, and if they kill us; we shall but die.” These four lepers did something they had never done before; they got up and dared to go against the norm not knowing God had already made provisions for them and for the rest of His people.  It is such a comfort to know Abba Father does not discriminate!  He loves all of us in spite of where you have been and all you have done He still loves you!  God used four lepers to carry the good news with the evidence that the famine was over.  Of course these lepers got their provisions and hid them.  Listen to what they said to each other after they had secured their provisions in verse 9 of 11 Kings.  “We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.”

I recall growing up on the Island of Eleuthera in the settlement of Rock Sound where my grandmother would bake bread and as she would give a loaf to all of her neighbors.  Someone else who raised sheep and goats would make sure every neighbor had a piece of meat or a fish to cook.  Today it is time for each of us to care about our neighbors.  When you cook, carry a plate of food to your neighbor, call each other on the telephone; whisper a word of hope.  Tell every person you meet, “you can make it!”  Make happen for others what you want God your heavenly Father to make happen for you!

Yes, you can make it but not without each other!  We need each other.  Abba Father wants to make you and me instruments of His peace!  Let us from this day forward use our mouths to speak blessings and kind words to each other.  Let us use our hands willingly to help others and may your feet be swift in running to rescue souls who are in need: and do not tell anybody about what you do for God.  He will give to you great rewards!  Yes, you can make it!

There is a resounding, it is time for you (me too) to take time out to reflect on the many dangers, storms and disasters, heartaches and the grief of losing  loved ones and yes, you may have lost everything especially here on the island of Grand Bahama!  Pause and calmly think about this as you reflect, focus and you will see clearly God’s divine intervention in your situation!  You can make it!  I leave with you this poem entitled Don’t Quit written by Judith Bulock Morse

Sometimes life isn’t easy

Mountains you must climb

It’s easy just to say “I quit”

Until a more convenient time

But if you do, you will miss the view

From that glorious mountain top

So step in faith, keep looking up

And give it all you got!

You can make it!

Strong Man What is Your Name?

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While lying prostrate on the threshing floor, a large, unclothed man appeared, and he stooped his hinder part right up in my face. Just as I started to say, “Get your you know what out of my face!” The Holy Spirit spoke to me saying, “Ask him what your name is?” I said to the large man, “You are nasty and very rude!” Again, the Holy Spirit instructed me to ask him, what is your name? This time I complied, and the man replied, “My name is perversion and I have been sent to hinder you from your kingdom assignment.” Then a large black bull appeared. He was blocking my way. Just looking at this big beast, I wanted to rip him out of my way.  Yet obediently I asked him, “What is your name? He did not answer me, but the LORD revealed that the bull represented a strong rebellion, and he was sent to bring severe persecution and rejection.  The Word spoke up from the book of Romans 8:26-28 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weakness.  For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (27)” Now He who searches the heart knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (28)” And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” 

These strongmen, perversion and rebellion were on special assignment against my divine destiny, yet the Word continued to speak this time from Matthew 4:10-11 concerning the temptation of Jesus being tempted by the Devil while he was in the wilderness.  (10)” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.” (11)” Then the Devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.” 

Abba Father reminded me of the importance of using the Word like Jesus to defeat not only the strongmen of perversion and rebellion but to make sure none of him is in me! He continued to speak to me, “The strongman had found some of him in you, Margaret. Your initial response to him was to curse him out.” Then to my dismay Abba Father revealed to me that the strong man of perversion was not just homosexuality, bestiality and lesbianism, pornography, sodomy and rape but there were many more manifestations of this strongman such as adultery and fornication, flirtation, indecency, cursing, gossip, deception, stubbornness, witchcraft and divination this list can go on and on. This strongman of perversion specializes in detouring Yahweh’s people from His perfect will for their lives! I was startled not only by this revelation but to find out there was not only cursing found in me but also rebellion which had opened the door for the bull to come in to tear my life apart! 

The Word is speaking again “Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall.  Proverbs 28:18.” I humbly repented before the LORD! He stood me up on my feet and anointed me with the Resurrection power of Jesus Christ to bind and take all authority over the strongmen of perversion and the strong bull of rebellion giving me boldness to lose God’s Holy Spirit, Pureness and Holiness! 

In your walk with God, have you ever encountered any of the fore mentioned manifestations or signs of this awful spirit operating in your life? While you are thinking about this question, think about this. There are hundreds of strongmen operating from the shadowy world with strategies and tactics, might I add they are highly organized and work in harmony with each other specially assigned to derail you from your divine purpose and destiny! 

It is time to take dominion and go after the strongmen operating in your life by putting your trust in Yahweh, the God who has redeemed you and calls you His own! Close every open door that you may have unknowingly opened to the enemy. Make sure you put on the whole Armour 

and take your place seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Read the Words of Jesus from the book of Matthew 18:18-20 “Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Again, I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” 

Be mindful if there is something you and I must do, what is that you may ask? Can you hear the Word speaking to you and to me from Romans 13:12-14 “The night is far spent; the day is at hand.  Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light.” (13)” Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.” (14)” But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provisions for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” 

Make sure none if him is in you when you ask strongman………What is your name? 

Pause and calmly think about this! Much love!