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Holy Desires

November 10, 2009

 

Desire:  to wish or long for, want, craves. To express a wish for.

  • What makes them Holy?  ~They are from God, and God is Holy.
  • Holy desires have a divine purpose to achieve and establish God’s  plan

In our lives which also involves other people.

  • We should look past ourselves when we pray for our hearts desires
  • As we desire, we will began to speak it. In order for the Lord’s plan to be established here on earth it must be spoken in the authority given to us in the name of Jesus.

Some Holy desires may seem personal for example “I want a Mercedes Benz.”

You start to burn with that desire and after you’ve followed biblical applications and leaving it to God’s will (counsel with others, Can I afford such a purchase?)

You believe and start speaking this desire into the earth.

Now the Lord has blessed you with this vehicle and you thank God for such a

blessing and that’s it, right?  Well, no, it doesn’t stop there. That testimony of yours will help someone else believe God for a Holy desire that the Lord has put on their heart. It’s a ripple effect.

The enemy is aware that our blessing(s) will bless another so his goal is to try his best to keep our blessing from taking place. These are some situations we might be faced with:

1. You don’t pray about you’re desire (ask and you shall receive)-Matthew 21:22 John 14:13

2. You doubt if it possible (without faith it is impossible to please God) – Hebrews 11:6

3. You don’t have the right motives (you have not because you ask with the wrong motives)-James 4:3

4. You try to achieve this desire in your own strength. (Not by might nor by power

but by my spirit says the Lord Almighty) – Zechariah 4:6

How could your blessing, bless another person? Think about it. Our blessing brings the glory to God. The enemy wanted and still want the glory that is rightfully God’s; hence the reason of his fallen state.

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God..

Pleasing God means he gets all the glory before and after.

If we do not stand in faith, He will not get the glory He deserves.

This is what the enemy wants to happen.

As we keep believing, hoping, and waiting on God for our need, the devil is outdone. The enemy would say to himself, “These people just keep believing, they are keeping their faith.” We start receiveing blessings in finances, children, peace, and salvation. And to think all of this started with a holy desire.

AUTHORITY- Who really is in charge?

 Authority –the right and power to command, enfore laws, exact obedience, determine, or judge. (The authoriy in Jesus’s name. His strength is perfect. 2Corinth 12:8) 

 Christ had to manifest himself to human form( fully God, fully man) because:

  1.  A Spirit has no authority on this earth (I believe this is why the

uses us believers as his vessel) –Psalm 115:5-7,16

  1. Take back the authority Adam lost to the devil.

(Dominon was given to Adam)- Genesis 1:26

  1. To establish the word of God on earth(the new covenant) and fulfill the prophecies- Matthew 4:17

 

The enemy desires as well, but his desires are anything but holy.

(Yes, even angles, fallen or not, desire)-1Peter 1:12

I ask the lord, “You created him, how could he possible think he could out do you; the creator of heaven and earth.”

His response to me; I created all living things with a desire to serve and bring glory to me. I am God, this is an attribute of mine anthing else is not of me. If you force a child to do something they don’t want to do, yet they do it out of fear or intimidation than you are not in authority. But the child that does something you ask them and they willingly and obediently do it (even if its not of their main interest) then that person truly has the authority because the task was completed with a mind of love and respect

If you have to force, manipulate put fear into someone to do something you ask of them, then you do no have authority. The person you are bossing around is the one in authority because they are completing the task out of their own strength.

At any moment that person can turn back to you and refuse any task you have asked of him/her. The person in proper authority gets the task done through empowering the person with words of encouragement, taking a genuine interest in their life, giving ear to that person’s concerns .

What does authority have to do with having holy desires?

The Lord will not force his will on us, he says his yolk is

easy and his burden is light. What he will do is stir our hearts

with a desire that we will ask him to help us acheive. Praying

In the authority that we have in Jesus name asking him for his will and giving him complete lordship over our life (a non-believer or back-slider may not be engaged in prayer. This is where conviction by the power of the Holy Spirit comes in.)

As we let go and let Him work in us and through us; his Kingdom’s plan will be established here on earth using us as vessels.

If it is his will for us, our faith mixed with the Word of God will bring it to past.

IN CONCLUSION

Ways to know if a desire is truly from God:

1. It does not go away easily; it becomes a burning passion in your heart to           further the kingdom of God.

2. Other believers’ share the same/similar experience (encourages others to not give up, keep praying and believing)

3. It lines up with one or more of God’s promises to us as his children.

WHAT IS OUR PART

1. Asking with the right motive

2. Pray (leave it to Jesus in His strength it won’t happen on your own)

3. Believe it; start speaking it (back it up with scripture)

4. Wait on the Lord; it must happen in his timing (the hardest part)

5. Giving glory to God until the desire manifest in the natural.

**Although this may be a holy desire, we have our part to do as well. Our God is just and orderly; he will require all the necessary steps to see his plan be established. Our enemy is always accusing us before the Lord, so we should

leave no open gates for him to tamper with (doesn’t mean he won’t try)

 WHAT CAN A HOLY DESIRE ACCOMPLISH?

 1.  It will sanctify the believer

2.  It will bring salvation to the lost (act 13:6-12 emphasize verse 7 and 12)

3.  It will heal the sick who is believing for healing

4.  It will bring restoration to marriages, families, and friends

5.  It will usher us into our divine calling

This is how the Lord works through his people; believers and non-believers into a position of holiness serving God, waiting on the return of the Christ.

“Our desires are not safe with satan, for satan desires to kill, steal and destroy all of our dreams.  As we give the Lord the desires of our inner most being, God Himself will take those desires and return them to us with the tools we need to cultivate “the garden of our desires”.  But we must first give them to Him, so He can return them to us with all we need to work with as we witness our desires “spring forth” in due season. http://www.christianestateplanning.net)

 

Inquiring of the Lord

Given 11-19-09

You ever had a question or concern that you wanted to hear from God about? You want to know how to do it his way so you won’t fail at trying to complete the task in your own strength. Well here is some fresh revelation the Lord put on my heart regarding inquiring of him.

It is good to inquire of the Lord. Why do so many fail to follow this step when trying to figure out how to decide on something? Some doubt because they are not sure if they can truly hear his voice of God. To know the voice of God you must familiarize yourself with his voice. Be still before him and ask questions and state your concerns to him and he will answer you. His voice will likely sound like your “thinking”  voice. (It may vary for others.) You cannot leave any room for doubt in your mind. The Lord works with your faith; remember without faith it is impossible to please God.

Some fear they will be deceived by the enemy. The answers you receive should bring three things Faith, Hope, and Love (even Peace) If you are left with fear, doubt, hopelessness, hate, confusion then it is not of the Lord. Either you are being deceived by the enemy or you are operating in your own strength and imagination. The thoughts should come spontaneously and flow like water; they should bring you closer God.

Here are some thoughts to keep in mind in order to receive from God:

  1. Come before the Lord with an open heart. Acknowledge his ability to answer your inquiry of him.
  2. Do not limit God by putting time restraints or thinking he will not answer your question or concerns. (1Peter 5:7 Cast all his cares on him because he cares for you)
  3. Wait and expect an answer from him(Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.) At times the answer may come as you are in the actual situation. If you did not receive an answer or wasn’t sure, approach him again. It may be that he has given you an answer but your spirit did not receive it for various reasons (i.e. distractions) . The Lord will not cause you to be confused.
  4. If you are asking the Lord a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question, do not be surprised when he says ‘No’. It may not be in the right timing or it may not be his will for you at all.
  5. When expecting a response don’t expect some King James version response. The Lord will respond to your personality but not in any offensive, sarcastic, demeaning way. He is a gentleman . It is the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, responding to you. He is talking to your spirit. Spirit to spirit. With that said, If you have not accepted Jesus Christ ,the son of God, as your Lord and Savior then you will have a hard time trying to hear the Holy Spirit. It’s not impossible John 14:17 The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him
  6. Every born again believer of Jesus Christ is able to hear from God. The Lord wants nothing more than to communicate with his children.
  7. If  you do not have the time to put aside to sit and hear from God, than make the time (There must be something that you can sacrifice doing in order to receive from him.) If you normally do take time to hear from him, yet you are busy running errands and working over time, then out of his grace and mercy upon us he will talk to us as we ask him. (This holds true for us all.)

We are not to neglect the precious time we are to have with the Lord God. He is our source, our fuel. We must fuel up on him or do you know what will happen? Thats right you’ll run out of gas and the enemy loves to prey on God’s children especially the ones who have run out on their source, God. He loves us dearly and wants his children to live life and live it abundantly in Him.

..and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. John 10:4

What are you asking God?

Given 11-19-09

You ever had a question or concern that you wanted to hear from God about? You want to know how to do it his way so you won’t fail at trying to complete the task in your own strength. Well here is some fresh revelation the Lord put on my heart regarding inquiring of him.

It is good to inquire of the Lord. Why do so many fail to follow this step when trying to figure out how to decide on something? Some doubt because they are not sure if they can truly hear his voice of God. To know the voice of God you must familiarize yourself with his voice. Be still before him and ask questions and state your concerns to him and he will answer you. His voice will likely sound like your “thinking”  voice. (It may vary for others.) You cannot leave any room for doubt in your mind. The Lord works with your faith; remember without faith it is impossible to please God.

Some fear they will be deceived by the enemy. The answers you receive should bring three things Faith, Hope, and Love (even Peace) If you are left with fear, doubt, hopelessness, hate, confusion then it is not of the Lord. Either you are being deceived by the enemy or you are operating in your own strength and imagination. The thoughts should come spontaneously and flow like water; they should bring you closer God.

Here are some thoughts to keep in mind in order to receive from God:

  1. Come before the Lord with an open heart. Acknowledge his ability to answer your inquiry of him.
  2. Do not limit God by putting time restraints or thinking he will not answer your question or concerns. (1Peter 5:7 Cast all his cares on him because he cares for you)
  3. Wait and expect an answer from him(Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.) At times the answer may come as you are in the actual situation. If you did not receive an answer or wasn’t sure, approach him again. It may be that he has given you an answer but your spirit did not receive it for various reasons (i.e. distractions) . The Lord will not cause you to be confused.
  4. If you are asking the Lord a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question, do not be surprised when he says ‘No’. It may not be in the right timing or it may not be his will for you at all.
  5. When expecting a response don’t expect some King James version response. The Lord will respond to your personality but not in any offensive, sarcastic, demeaning way. He is a gentleman . It is the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, responding to you. He is talking to your spirit. Spirit to spirit. With that said, If you have not accepted Jesus Christ ,the son of God, as your Lord and Savior then you will have a hard time trying to hear the Holy Spirit. It’s not impossible John 14:17 The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him
  6. Every born again believer of Jesus Christ is able to hear from God. The Lord wants nothing more than to communicate with his children.
  7. If  you do not have the time to put aside to sit and hear from God, than make the time (There must be something that you can sacrifice doing in order to receive from him.) If you normally do take time to hear from him, yet you are busy running errands and working over time, then out of his grace and mercy upon us he will talk to us as we ask him. (This holds true for us all.)

We are not to neglect the precious time we are to have with the Lord God. He is our source, our fuel. We must fuel up on him or do you know what will happen? Thats right you’ll run out of gas and the enemy loves to prey on God’s children especially the ones who have run out on their source, God. He loves us dearly and wants his children to live life and live it abundantly in Him.

..and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. John 10:4

Who’s will is it?

 

October 10, 2009
You’ve asked for the will of God in your life.
Remember when Jesus asked this He was faced with some hard pressed situations. The will of God is not easy to accomplish because His will has nothing to do with you it has to do with everyone else except you.
That doesn’t mean you don’t matter to him, it means that God’s will matters to you and you want to be part of what He is doing on the earth and He will accomplish it through those who are willing and obeident.
Can the will of God be accomplished even though it seems so hard? Yes! With His strength. (1peter 4:11) Christ is our example. He showed us that it is possible. It’s a good and honorable thing to ask God for his will to be done in your life but don’t mistake his perfect will to be glamourous with spernatural mircales happening left and right. It’s a job. God has a plan and it is a 24/7, 365, nonstop plan of bringing a fallen world back to him.
When you think of being Christ-like you think of being kind, praticing the 9 fruits of the Spirit. Well thats correct but remember Christ suffered. He was never “comfortable” in life from birth to death. His life did not gain anything but lost it in doing His father’s will.
(Isiaiha 53, John 10:17,James 1:2-4, 1peter 4:1-2)
Rearrange your thought patterns. If you think you are suppose to live comfortably with little problems such as: fear, heartaches, lacking in finances, than you will think you are at a disadvantage when actually as a follower of Christ you are living a life of humility without even relazing it.(Proverbs 15:33)
Does your Father want you to be blessed? Yes!
sickness free? Yes! Its all under the blood of Jesus. Just don’t lose heart when it goes the opposite way. The enemy will use it to his advantage to oppress you with whatever you are fearful or worried about. Stand on the promises. Stand in faith. Take the stand, you are a tree planted by the waters your roots go deep. No storm can uplift you from where you are planted (Psalms 1:3, Jeremiah 17:8)
He sees you, He knows you and He calls you by name.
Call out to your Father. His pure unconditional love will abound to you.

 

His perfect will

October 10, 2009
You’ve asked for the will of God in your life.
Remember when Jesus asked this He was faced with some hard pressed situations. The will of God is not easy to accomplish because His will has nothing to do with you it has to do with everyone else except you.
That doesn’t mean you don’t matter to him, it means that God’s will matters to you and you want to be part of what He is doing on the earth and He will accomplish it through those who are willing and obeident.
Can the will of God be accomplished even though it seems so hard? Yes! With His strength. (1peter 4:11) Christ is our example. He showed us that it is possible. It’s a good and honorable thing to ask God for his will to be done in your life but don’t mistake his perfect will to be glamourous with spernatural mircales happening left and right. It’s a job. God has a plan and it is a 24/7, 365, nonstop plan of bringing a fallen world back to him.
When you think of being Christ-like you think of being kind, praticing the 9 fruits of the Spirit. Well thats correct but remember Christ suffered. He was never “comfortable” in life from birth to death. His life did not gain anything but lost it in doing His father’s will.
(Isiaiha 53, John 10:17,James 1:2-4, 1peter 4:1-2)
Rearrange your thought patterns. If you think you are suppose to live comfortably with little problems such as: fear, heartaches, lacking in finances, than you will think you are at a disadvantage when actually as a follower of Christ you are living a life of humility without even relazing it.(Proverbs 15:33)
Does your Father want you to be blessed? Yes!
sickness free? Yes! Its all under the blood of Jesus. Just don’t lose heart when it goes the opposite way. The enemy will use it to his advantage to oppress you with whatever you are fearful or worried about. Stand on the promises. Stand in faith. Take the stand, you are a tree planted by the waters your roots go deep. No storm can uplift you from where you are planted (Psalms 1:3, Jeremiah 17:8)
He sees you, He knows you and He calls you by name.
Call out to your Father. His pure unconditional love will abound to you.
In His love,
Katelyn Servrien