As I read about being in the House of the Lord I was reminded of a prayer I made some time ago. I asked God to make our prayer room a place of refuge, a secret service room, sound proof and safe. A place where we can pray without fear of the devil hearing what’s on our heart and interfering in our affairs. At the time I didn’t know if that prayer was even correct but in Psalm 27 King David talks about a place where we are concealed from the enemy, a high place, a secret place where we are hidden from our foes; the Lord’s House, His Temple.
The Lord’s House is any where an Altar has been built. The Lord’s Temple is even within ourselves for our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
When we Build an Altar for God in our Home we can enter into a safe place at any time when in trouble. If we are not home and we have built an Altar in our hearts we can get to that safe place INSTANTLY where ever we are.
Have You Built Him an Altar? -Brisy O
The Father says today, this year I'm going to show you new strategies for evangelism and ministry. The enemy has threatened and tried to keep you inside the barriers of personal limitation. I am going to show you how to exceed the limits of man and your own limitations and actually take whole cities for the kingdom. Conquest is My nature says the Father and dominion is My natural response when the enemy assaults and seeks to overcome My creation.
I have placed a spirit of conquest in you and I have endued you with a sense of dominion and power to overcome. This is not a time to compromise with the enemy.
The enemy knows his end is at hand and he wants to propose a "live and let live" truce. Don't accept the lie says the Father. There are lives at stake and captives awaiting liberation.
Begin to take authority. Go to the places I send you and take authority over the darkness and bondage that have held your community in thrall to the enemy.
Declare the captives set free and prison doors open.
Refuse to be distracted or displaced from the place on the front lines I have positioned you in.
I will send reinforcements when it seems you are going to be overrun.
Stand firm and be resolute (unwavering). Open your mouth and declare and war and intercede. The hour of conquest has come and great victory is at hand for you and for those around you says the Father.
“For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, FEAR not, I will help you”. Isaiah 41:13.
“The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been Honored, And I have loved you;
Fear not, for I AM with you; I will bring your descendants from the East, and gather you from the West;
I will say to the North, “Give them Up! And to the South, ‘Do Not KEEP THEM BACK! Bring my Sons afar and my Daughters from the ends of the earth – Everyone who is called by My Name, whom I have created for My Glory; I have formed him yes, I have made him”
‘Bring OUT the BLIND people who have EYES, and the DEAF who have EARS…and watch me Display my Wonders before you and this City yes even this Nation. Isaiah 43:3-8.
Pastor Nate Ortiz. (Jesus>Me).
Church attendance is not just a modern day issue it goes back to the early church. Paul had to tell the church not to stop getting together. Now they were not going to "church" because of FEAR of persecution. Today in America we do not suffer religious persecution to the level that the early church suffered it. But the most common excuse people give for not going to church is: Drum roll, please: "Other people". The true test to our spirituality comes when we assemble (Go to church or get-together). In the face of mean-ness, unappreciation, disrespect, and rejection we know how truly spiritual we are.
I have been guilty of fleeing from "the assembly" for fear of pain. But Paul reminds us that we should embrace being together with God’s people. We can try to be holy or we can let Jesus make us holy. His making is in the field, while we are busy, not while we are at home with no one to provoke us.
Is this a form of punishment? No, it is discipleship. We all, at some point, have had to be among those who reject us, talk about us, are mean-spirited with us or have dishonored us but the victory is that we STAND. Just you being there and allowing the Love of God to lead you is a victory for you. Determine to be an encourager, an exhorter and you may not even notice others bad attitudes any more.
My heart bleeds for people who allow the enemy to use them but I understand that they are in the dark about some things. I simply have to accept this as a test for me…for my growth. Someday, they will have to face the consequences for their actions, And I will be there to bless them and not judge them. -by Brisy Ortiz