Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mist In The Midst

There are two types of mist. One is an aggregate of water globules that hangs low in the air which diminishes visibility. The other comes from a cloud of particles as in perfumes or aerosols. In essence, both types of mist blur, obscure or dim vision.

Think of this in terms of the commercial where the actors are in a room of trash, dirty laundry, or molded food. They are blind folded and a type of air freshener is sprayed and the mist of the spray is advertised to completely cover the stench to the point that all they smell is the fragrance from the air freshener.

They Holy Spirit brought this to my attention today. He said this is the way of the church today. There is a mist that has unbelievers, as well as unbelieving believers blinded to the truth of the gospel of Christ. The Message translation of 1 Corinthians 4:4 says it this way, "All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness. They think he can give them what they want, and that they won't have to bother believing a Truth they can't see. They're stone- blind to the dayspring brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, who gives us the best picture of God we'll ever get." The church is stone blind and they feel they are not accountable for a truth they cannot see.

Then the Lord spoke this to my heart concerning this issue.

"A demonic mist has come in and infiltrated the church. The minds of those who don't believe that My return is eminent have been blinded. The church is sitting amongst the trash and filth of sin and the midst has masked the stench causing them to live as though nothing is wrong. Now is the time like never before to pray that their eyes would be open to their true condition. Pray for revelation, illumination, and a manifestation of transformed lives. I am calling for the cleaners to come and pray first, then in a response to prayer, Operation House Cleaning will go into full effect."

We are at war! There is a call to arms to those who will become a part of Operation House Cleaning. We need to pray like never before Ephesians 1:17-18 over our churches. It reads, "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints."

Nothing is too hard for God! When the saints pray, the mist of the Holy Spirit will drive the demonic mist from our midst. Therefore, rise up mighty men and women of prayer! God wants to use you as a part of His end time revival in the church. The Kingdom shall prevail and the mist shall be dispelled because of our prayers! Hallelujah!

Prevailing in Him,

Dr. Sheila

Monday, November 5, 2012

Consequences


Consequences. I have been thinking of the word all week. A simple definition for this word is the fruit of choices. When we make good choices, it results in good consequences. When we make bad choices, it results in bad consequences and no one, I mean no one, likes the fruit of bad choices. We would rather God miraculously deliver us from the situation we got ourselves into.

I learned this through my dental ordeal. It was only an ordeal because I failed to go to the dentist every year. I failed to brush for two minutes twice a day and floss. I would eat all the candy and other stuff throughout the day and go to bed with all that stuff still on my teeth. It was my fault and now, though my teeth and gums are healthy I will have to go to the dentist every three months instead of twice a year.

This is an just example of one of my consequences. I was thinking on all of this and while on the way home from Zumba, the Lord spoke to my heart as I was getting off the freeway. He said, "My grace is sufficient through the consequences." I thought, "Yes it is."

We all have suffered consequences from bad choices in life. The blessing for the believer is that after salvation, the sin is under the blood. However, now even though saved, we still have to deal with the consequences. Yes, we have to deal with the consequences of bankruptcy, babies out of wed lock and other bad decisions, but God's grace is sufficient if we repent and trust Him through it all.

Paul asked the Lord to remove the thorn in his flesh three times. We do the same by asking Him to deliver us from current consequences that have been birthed out of bad choices. Notice the Lord's response to Paul's request in 2 Corinthians 12:9, "Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”

I know that dealing with the fruit of poor decisions never feels good, and we all wish for instant deliverance. Oh, but God has a way of using our weakness and turn it into His strength. Besides, truth be told, now that we have to deal with the fruit, we are in a prime position to trust God to work it all out for the good (Romans 8:28).

Not only does He work it out for the good, the Father, in His infinite wisdom is teaching use where our true sufficiency lies. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 says, "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." Had we not been in this predicament, pride may have welled up in our hearts declaring, "I did this!" However, the thorn produced humility, enabling us to realize and know that our sufficiency is of God.

So, don't regret the choices or the consequences. Rejoice and know that God's grace is sufficient! With His help, we win and the consequences will work out for our good.

Prevailing in Him,

Dr. Sheila