Leadership, Salvation, word of wisdom

Moving in the Cloud of God

In his Sunday morning message, my husband made reference to the people of God who don’t move when the cloud of God moves. The cloud of God represents His glory, His anointing and it is expedient that the people understand that our God is a God of movement and timing. What has stunted many of us in the faith is that we have missed the movement of the cloud. We have camped ourselves out in a matter and some of us have been on that same camp site for so long that we have become comfortable, stubborn, and resistant to change. When the cloud of God moved, Israel moved. They kept their eyes on the movements of the Lord and followed the Lord where He led them.
You will miss your hour of visitation when you become comfortable in who you are because you won’t perceive the reason to change. You will miss your hour of visitation when you become relaxed because you are too comfortable to move. When a person is comfortable and relaxed in who they are and God brings change, they fight. Why? Because you are tampering with their comfort.
Jesus said in John 5:19, “I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way.”

Jesus knew the movements of the Lord. He knew the cloud of God and wherever God was, He went. It didn’t matter to him whether He had to confront devils, human agents of devils, the sick, the dead, or the immoral. If God moved in a certain area, Jesus followed pursuit. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Why are we still here….when God is ….there? Let us discipline our spirits to follow the Lord wherever He leads us. Let us remain open to change. Let us have an ear to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the church.


Bible Study, purpose, Salvation

When Kings Nap

Why did King David’s newborn son meet his untimely demise? It could be because he was the son of an adulterous relationship. It could be because David had his lover’s husband killed. It could be because David stepped on the roof and lusted after a married woman. Or the ROOT cause could be that David was out of place. The King should have been out to battle but instead he was home taking a nap. He abandoned his place as a warrior and defender. He became at ease. He was in the flesh, his mind was carnal, his nature was calling, and the devil catered to his urges.

God forbid that a child has to suffer for the parent’s sin but this is what happened. Anytime we move out of place in the Lord, we put our home in danger. Our marriages sometimes are suffering because one or both spouses are in rebellion. Family relationships suffer and finances suffer many times when we move out of that set place. David was king. He had a seat to occupy. He had a work to do. He had a great assignment on his life yet when the Lord required him to stand in the day of battle, he pulled back and rested. He napped. He enjoyed the luxuries his wealth and prosperity offered and he slipped into a spiritual coma. By the time the enemy was through with him and when he came to his senses, he was found to be a murderer, conspirator, and adulterer. The one who was a worshiper was now a murderer. Why? Because he was out of place when God needed him and the enemy had legal right to touch his life.
Saints, God hates a lukewarm man. Either you are in or you are out. There is no shaded gray place where you can straddle safely. David became lukewarm and people lost their lives in the process. How many souls are perishing because of your lukewarmness?
If David reported to battle like he was supposed to, there would not be a dead son. There would not be a dead husband. There would not be an adulterous woman and God would have never sent Nathan to deal with David’s sin. Being in the right place at the right time is safe. Being outside of God’s will is always dangerous ground and if the person does not return to the Lord before the enemy catches wind of the breach, there is bound to be a casualty of some sort. Just as flies love to feed on flesh, when we walk after the flesh, demons are attracted to our lives.
Thank God David repented and returned to the Lord. God forgave Bathsheba too and gave them ‘peace’, namely Solomon but look at what it cost them. You don’t want to pay that price nor do you want anyone you love to suffer because of you. Get your life right with the Lord. Return while He is drawing you and let Him wash the guilty stain of sin away in the blood of Jesus.


purpose, Salvation

The High Horse in Damascus

Sometimes being knocked down off of your high horse can be the beginning of a beautiful thing. Paul knew the law, he knew the ordinances, he knew the feasts but he didn’t know the Lord. For many of us, myself doubly included, it will take a very humbling experience to draw us into that place in the Lord where we are called. It will take a shift; a paradigm shift in ours lives that ensures and makes certain that we will NEVER be that same person again. Before Christ, I was a selfish person, would curse you out a the drop of a dime, had a violent, fighting spirit, and was very loose in my conduct. After my Damascus experience, though, I became a changed woman. God knocked me down, blinded me in many areas, and would not relent until I gave Him a yes. And even then, my yes only came after two months of hospitalization, a broken home, a death threat against my daughter and me, and extreme poverty.

To the one who thinks they are running from the Lord, you are only asking for a Damascus experience. To the one who thinks they know more than God, you are asking for a Damascus experience. To the one who thinks they can hide and get away from what you KNOW you were born to do, you are setting your own-self up. To the haughty one, like I was, where no one can tell you anything,…….honey, let me tell you, it is coming. When the Lord wants a yes, He is unrelenting. When He has predestined a thing for you, good luck trying to get away with it. And here is something else for you to ponder, even when Paul surrendered, one of the first things the Lord told him was that ‘you are going to suffer for me’!! In other words, if God has to wait for you, you are going to pay for it. Samson can testify of that too. Here is a hint for you if this your message, the day you hear His voice, harden not your heart. Rend your heart unto the Lord, repent of your ways, and give God a yes. Your yes will not make you perfect, God knows I am far from it, but your yes will qualify you to get picked up off the ground and turned in the right direction.


Prophecy, Salvation

Prophets- Pregnant with the word of Deliverance

During my prophetic mentoring session last night I covered a chapter from my book, The Burden of Prophetic Ministry, on the burdens of the Lord. I talked about Rahab’s role in Jericho and the fact that though the Lord told Joshua to take down Jericho, He yet had salvation for Rahab in mind. Contrary to popular opinion, the Lord is still in the business of saving souls. I know that God is ‘doing a new thing’ and we are ‘chasing the glory’ but if your work in ministry is not setting the captives free, your labor is in vain.

The Lord knew full well that Rahab would one day fall into the ancestral line of the Lord Jesus and therefore ensured her survival of Jericho’s ruin by sending the spies to her whore house first. Yes, the Lord is so serious about getting deliverance down to you that He will send someone right where you are, in the middle of your mess to bring you a word of deliverance. The Lord didn’t need spies in Jericho, He wanted to offer salvation to Rahab’s house so he routed His army in her direction. Those spies were His sending agency.

This is how the prophetic word of the Lord works. No matter where you are in your mess, the word of God comes to you, sits at your table, and speaks a word of deliverance in your life. Only a fool would think that Heaven goes through the sending of armies and spies to find you in your place to prophesy to you a new car. Prophets are concerned with the souls of mankind. We don’t care whether you like us or not, for many times we spy in enemy territory, but you better believe that we are going to drop that word like it’s hot and get on up out of there as soon as we are finished with our assignment because we are not trying to make friends with you, we are trying to get you delivered so God can use you.

church life, Salvation

Holiness Must Be a Lifestyle

Contrary to popular opinion, you must be holy. You cannot live like hell all week long and expect the promises of God to fall upon your life. You can’t assassinate your brethren with your tongue, lie, cheat, steal, sleep with every living organism there is and think the Lord is going to somehow shove all of your garbage to the side and pour out His blessing.

Sometimes the blessing you need is a delivered mind to stop doing the things you know are wrong so that you can obtain the greater promises of God in Christ. But you won’t get it until you ask for it. Hear me well, loud and clear, you can’t serve two masters. The Lord is a jealous lover who is not into sharing. It’s either all of Him or all of His arch enemy. You choose.



Are You Saved?

There will be many questions asked you throughout your life. Are you married? Do you have children? Where are you employed? Where were you born?

These are all common and ordinary questions. But there is one question that you must ask yourself. This question will determine where you will spend your eternity. This question will affect all you do in this life and quite possibly the life to come.

The question is,
Is your name written in the Book of Life?

Plainly speaking. Do you have a personal, intimate relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ where He knows you and you know Him?

The answer to this question weighs ……a……lot.