Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bobby Conner: Triumph Over Your Past - and Boldly Face Your Future

Newsletter dated February 13, 2013:

God Restores and Refreshes

Dear Believer, we have entered a new season. It is the season of a fresh start! We are in a divinely appointed time of refreshing and restoring Joel 2:25: "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame."

This is a new day in which you may boldly declare, "Old things have passed away!" (Isaiah 48:6-7).

God Offers Forgiveness

One of the sweetest words in any language is the word forgiven! God promises that even if your sins are red like crimson bright, obvious, glaring, unmistakable they have been forgiven, washed white as snow because of the crimson Blood of Christ (Isaiah 1:18).

Not just a few sins or a handful of mistakes, but each and every betrayal, sin and offense is under the Blood of Christ. Each and every mistake is forgotten and erased. Truly, beloved, it makes no difference how twisted and tangled your life has been or now is: through the shed Blood of Christ at Calvary, God has made all forgiveness and grace abound toward you!

Heaven and earth may pass away, but "His compassions fail not" (Lamentations 3:22). Why? Because Christ Jesus already bore our sins and iniquities! "Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isaiah 53:12

God Forgets Your Past

Through our repentance, God always makes a way to free us from our past. Brothers and sisters in Christ, take this encouragement to heart: do not let your past failures keep you from experiencing your future victories! Remember this vital promise: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1-2 

The Lord has already lavished you with abundant, extravagant forgiveness and grace to empower you to leave behind every single past sin and failure in the days of regret, doubt and fear, the many missed opportunities and failed relationships, the seasons of backsliding and passivity, the detours of the works of the flesh.

As we believe His Word of forgiveness and set our heart to seek the Lord, we will find overwhelming grace and mercies for each day (Jeremiah 29:12-13). Never give up; never give in again to a mindset of guilt and failure (Hebrews 10:35). You were created by your Maker to carry His glory and Presence into a lost and dying world. God has confidence in you (Deuteronomy 28:13). Remember, you are His choice (Ephesians 2:10), chosen for "such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).

God Redeems Your Wounds

Truly, it was by the stripes of Jesus Christ that we were healed (Isaiah 53:5). Take comfort in this, dear Believer: even the wounds that you have suffered will become great avenues of healing. When we are healed from our wounds, then we receive grace for healing others! We bring Christ's healing and comfort to others in the areas in which we ourselves have been afflicted (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

God Brings Breakthrough!

God is even now releasing divine favor to us for accomplishing great exploits for His glory. In Psalm 84:11 (NLT), we learn how He lavishes His blessings of grace and glory: "For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."

Even if you have not succeeded in previous days and years, do not lose heart! God is saying, "Try again!" It is time to regroup and try again, knowing that failure is never God's plan (Jeremiah 29:11). You will see doors open that were closed to you previously. God is granting breakthrough.

I pray that your entire family will experience the overwhelming love and favor of God as you leave the past behind and boldly take hold of the blessings and promises of God!

Bobby Conner

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

”And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” - Revelation 21:4

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chuck D. Pierce: "Dream Again!"

Newsletter dated November 28, 2012:

During worship, I heard the Lord begin to say:
"This is going to be a time where you thought you were lagging and did not have the strength to compete. But this will be a time where you finish strong in the next week. Next week you will find yourself energized; you'll find yourself moving in something you've not moved in. You'll find yourself going down paths you've never gone down before. Today, Heaven is coming into your atmosphere and you will be energized to accomplish what you couldn't accomplish earlier on this particular month!"
"Dream Again!"
After this, I asked Phillip Martin to share what he saw early on Sunday morning:
This morning when I woke up there was a descending glory cloud and it was enfolded with lightning and thunder and all manner of fire demonstrations. And the Lord said, "Focus on My glory for this season."
And as I focused on the glory cloud the Lord began to say, "It is time for My people to dream again. to dream of their destiny, to dream of the turning of the nations, to dream of the dreams that begin to move the heart of the King from disobedience to obedience that establishes a right order in the earth, where it can align with the glory cloud. Because the glory cloud of this season is going to change the atmospheric structures and open Heaven in a way we have never seen it open before.
"It is a time to get our alignment with our dreams and our destiny in order, so we can stand vertical in the season and the dispensations of the glory. For this glory is not like the previous glory – this glory demands an alignment of Heaven and earth so all that is prepared can be released and revealed."
I know that many felt defeated in various ways in the past season. I hear the Lord saying, "Dream again! That which you will experience in the next three months will be greater than what you experienced in the last season. Some of you have seen dreams scattered, but now I'm putting together a puzzle and I'm going to cause you to see something for your life that is greater than what you saw early on. Even though your puzzle was mixed up and the picture and vision of your destiny was stopped, dream again, and I will drop from Heaven, piece by piece, what is necessary for you to put together your future!"

Chuck D. Pierce

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
- James 4:8

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” [John 4:13-14]

Life Beyond the Grave

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. 

[Psalm 1:1-3]

Sunday, January 20, 2013

the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,

In a world where there are many things competing for your devotion and worship, God is the only one that delivers and doesn't disappoint.   Putting anything above God will ultimately let you down and leave you feeling empty.  
So sing praises, lift your hands in the air and give glory to God. 
It's good for you!

Too many ministries call average “good enough,” yet when we view Heaven we see nothing that is average - excellence seems to be the model.
John Paul Jackson

Bob Jones died and God sent him back + Bob Jones prophecy

The only question Jesus asked was - "HAVE YOU LEARNT TO LOVE?"

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"We are deluged with information. We have headliner gossip and back page corrections. News of disasters in lands previously unknown pours into our souls; wars with graphic photos flood our consciousness. The burden of the world’s suffering exceeds our capacity to ingest it; our hearts harden in self-defense. And we are overstocked with fears. We have eaten from the tree of knowledge and it is killing us. We think too much and thank too little.

Let us fast from the tree of knowledge and eat again from the Tree of Life. Find God, little flock. Find God
Francis Frangipane

Joy and peace are found in believing,
not in getting everything you want.
- J. Meyer

Sunday, December 9, 2012

If you think faith is something you feel, you're going to miss it.
- Joyce Meyer

„Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” [Hebrews 11:1]