|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM|
I'm getting itchy feet and big heart longing to go back up to Kentucky and Ohio to do more of sharing the Gospel and visiting the people we met last trip.
I'm also have a strong desire toward several cities in the Northern mid-west. Open doors Lord.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM|
The Holy Spirit woke me up this morning with this this statement "Heavenly Minded, Earthly Grounded", then started to pour into me. This will be a soon future devotion.
Heavenly Minded, Earthly Grounded
How can any group present the true Gospel of Jesus Christ when they are grounded to the earth?
When there is a friendship of the world (James 4:4) and a love of the things of this world (1 John 2:15).
God’s Word clearly tells us that if we love the things of the world or have a friendship of the world we are not Christians (followers of Jesus Christ). But instead the love of the Father is not in us and we have enmity with God (strong hatred / completely opposed).
When we listen to or attend churches that teach and preach, that we do not have to be different; are we not heaping to ourselves people who will tell us what is good for our fleshly desires, our itchy ears (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
God’s Word tells us that the time will come when people who claim Christianity will not endure sound doctrine but will depart from the faith and heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Because no matter who much spiritual truth they might hear, it will be completely rejected and dismissed so they can live the way that feels good to them.
Well, feelings lie and Satan is a liar and the Father of lies; He would love to take as many as he can that bear the image of God to destruction. That’s you and me. We must wake-up and share the truth in love. We are to be in the world and not of the world, we are to be light and not darkness, we are to be like a city on a hill (Matthew 5:14 , 1 John 1:6-7).
When someone sees us or hears us speak, there must be a distinct difference between us and the world. If we dress the same, talk the same, do the same stuff, watch the same things, partake of the same things; we cannot claim we are different because we are not. We are simply lying to ourselves and we have indeed become friends of the world and lovers of the things of this world. Some will say “I’m saved by grace...” as if this gives them a hall pass to all of the depravity of this world. God’s Word clearly tells us (Galatians 5:13 & 1 Peter 2:16) that we are not to use our freedom as an opportunity or a façade to do evil and/or satisfy our fleshly desires.
We are to be servants of the Lord Jesus Christ and not servants of Satan.
Our minds might think some heavenly thoughts but they are merely delusions of our own making and we are truly earthly grounded.
Oh Lord wake-up those that have succumbed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. In the name of Jesus Christ I bind their ears and hearts from receiving these lies any further and in the name of Jesus Christ reopen their hearts and ears to the truth. Holy Spirit draw them back to you, repentance and regeneration is there’s. Amen.
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
1 Peter 2:16 as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
I John 1:6-7 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 3, 2016 at 4:25 PM|
What is Rosh Hashanah?
You can find many websites telling you what this Holy Day is all about; most however give you an abundance of the traditions of man. But the essence of this Holy Day as given to Israel was to be a Holy Day of remembrance of God’s forgiveness and mercy. His mercy comes to us through Jesus Christ. The Israelites of the Old Testament had many Holy Days that were days that foreshadowed Jesus and what He would come to do for all.
“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:18-19
I am so glad that he delights in mercy.
“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53: 5-12
What great love our Creator has for us. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sanctified us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.
Eat an apple today dipped in honey and thank the Lord for His provisions and forgiveness, thank Him for just truly how sweet His is.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on October 3, 2016 at 4:20 PM|
I am so excited about this upcoming evangelism class.
I pray that many turn out for it.
I'm planning on using the Rec Center at LP for it. What an awesome thrill ride this life is.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 14, 2016 at 4:05 AM|
My heart is full this morning and I found sleep to be restless last night. My heart longs to see more people come to Christ, truly come and not just having a one time experience but truly be on fire for the Lord.
The World is in a tremendous state right now where more and more wrong is being declared as right. And, more and more right is being declared as wrong. Laws being passed to take more and more of freedom of religion away but not all religion, just those that claim Jesus Christ is the only way.
'Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3
Heavenly Father, open our eyes; give us the strength to stand firm on the truth in love; come what may.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 14, 2016 at 4:00 AM|
Now that I am blogging more often I've moved the blog link back under the Home tab for easier finding.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 14, 2016 at 3:55 AM|
Am planning to get back to doing more video devotions again in the future. I know some of the followers would rather receive the video devotion than the text only.
Will try to start doing these again.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 14, 2016 at 3:55 AM|
I'm excited about this weeks devotion. If you read this blog you already know what it the devotion is for this week.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 4, 2016 at 3:30 AM|
I just couldn't sleep had to type of this next devotion that so captivated me. I just sent out the prayer devotional yesterday so, I didn't want to remove it and send out another because many would not have read it yet.
For those of you following the blog, I haven't written in a long time. I plan to attempt to start keeping up.
Being Used By God
If there is anything in you that likes to be seen and heard, it will have to die, because Jesus must have all the glory in the body. It is not possible for you and God to dwell in the same body in fullness. As you come to an end of yourself, then is the beginning of an almightiness of God. A little thing may stop the flow of the spirit.
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:7-12)
Before the Holy Ghost can have His way within you, you must be cleansed from your own evil appetites and there must be a body prepared for the Holy Ghost.
Can it be?
This is the divine plan which is the movement of the Spirit within us, which is the divine order of the Trinity, taking hold of our nature and transforming it into power and bringing it into a place where out of it flows rivers of living water; light, revelation, open door, intercession, making a way into all darkness; bring to God the things that are so manifestly declared that day by day we are the sons of God.
And this river flows without an effort. “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38) When the Holy Ghost takes hold of you, you will have no more worries, no more stressed thoughts that cause sleepless nights. God will do it.
God has everything He wants you to have, and if you have anything that He doesn’t want you to have, it is worthless. This is the great plan of God for you. It is the sole purpose of God, a greater purpose than you can conceive and it is God’s thought for you, He has no less plan for you than to make you a son of God with power according to the resurrection. “As He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17) “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)
God is able to do this for any one of us who will yield to Him. He can take our weakness and depravity and make us holy. It is He that created all things for Himself, He created us for Himself that we may be no longer of the outward but inward perfection with Him, who has created us in power and might and revelation, mighty in the earth. Hallelujah, clothed with power! (Colossians 1:16 & Revelation 4:11)
Philip said to Jesus: I would like you to show me the Father. Jesus’ answered: If you have seen me, you have seen the Father. (John 14:8-10) The time came when the people looked at Philip they had to see Jesus. The world doesn’t need to see us, they need to see Jesus. (Acts
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” (John 14:10)
How lovely to be filled with such incarnation of God’s order that the power of the Spirit of the life of Jesus should flow through you and you should be a new creation of the Spirit under the mighty power of God.
“Jesus saith unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” (John 14:9)
Directly after the baptism of the Holy Ghost came, they were transformed till one day Peter and John spoke and “when they (the people) saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. “ (Acts 4:13)
Can they, the people say that about us?
Have we been with Jesus?
It is one thing to read the Word of God and another thing to believe it. It is possible to be real and earnest and have zeal and fasting and yet not have faith. One little bit of faith which can only come through the Word of God is worth more than all your crying, all your rolling on the floor, all your screaming and everything; but beloved, God is better than anything.
May the Holy Ghost give us an inward knowledge of what it is to believe. It is God’s purpose to make every believer to subdue everything and to make you perfect and entire and overcoming.
I pray that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, that we may make it manifest, as we ought to speak. Amen.
|Posted by Pamela Willhite on September 4, 2016 at 3:25 AM|
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Ask and he says ok.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Ask, believe; then receive.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
When you ask, believe you receive and you will.
John 14:12-14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Ask & believe = Receive
Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
He asked = He received.
James 5:14-16 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Effectual fervent prayer = avails much
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Believe and don’t doubt.
Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. ~ John Bunyan
The fewer the words the better prayer. ~ Martin Luther
Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. Gods voice in response to mine is its most essential part. ~ Andrew Murray
Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness. ~ Williams Carey
Prayer is an effort of will. ~ Oswald Chambers
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for. ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
Help us oh Lord to give up our will and our stinking thinking, help us oh Lord to ask and believe in our hearts without doubting. Thank you for your truth. Amen.