REVIVAL — THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

March 27th, 2018

John 6:63 Jesus – the SPIRIT is that which gives life, the flesh does not profit anything: The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are Life.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, Let Us make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in His own image: He created him in the image of God.

Why did He create us? To have relationship – He walked and talked with them so His Love would fill the earth through them.

Sin separated us – Jesus came and paid the price for sin so we could once again walk and talk with God – our Father in Heaven.

I felt the Lord speaking the following to my spirit recently:

Look up your Redemption draweth nigh. Look and see what will be, as I place My feet upon the ground once again.
The whole earth groaneth waiting for the sons of God to be manifest and so they shall be. They shall be light in the darkness, hope for the hopeless, and comfort to those who mourn. Look not at what you can do, but look only to Me and see what I AM doing. Hear ME, Believe ME and you will see great and mighty things you know not of. Wait upon ME, Seek MY face, Humble yourselves before ME and I will show you the WAY. Be available to ME and to those I will send to you. Do not look and hear in the natural but listen to ME, wait for MY direction and know what it is you are to do.

I want to share with you a Spiritual awakening experience my wife and I had this weekend that has impacted our lives. This experience has taken us closer to one another and closer to God.

This last weekend we watched a live marriage seminar and learned how to practically apply biblical principles to our marriage.
The scripture that especially came to life for us is 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people, who are called by MY name, will humble themselves and pray and seek MY face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Miracles are on the other side of Humility! “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves…” We identified the areas we each struggle with that hurt one another and cause contention in our relationship. We then humbled ourselves by identifying and recognizing those areas as SIN. Next, we prayed and repented to God and to our spouse. We then asked for their forgiveness and made a decision to “turn” from our wicked ways. We know that God has done some surgery on both of us and has brought a deeper measure of His grace and healing to our home! He wants us to put off the old man (this is the way I am) and put on the new as a new creation in Christ Jesus.

As we see our words or actions for what they are and repent to God and one another we will see breakthroughs. This is as applicable for the churches as it is for marriage. After all, Christ wants His Bride to be without spot or wrinkle.
We need Holy Spirit’s power to be able to overcome the obstacles in our marriages and in our churches. We have an enemy determine to break us apart. We need Holy Spirit power to help us humble ourselves, pray and ask for forgiveness.

Being baptized in the Holy Spirit is not about “praying in the Spirit or other tongues.” It is about – YOU shall receive POWER from on high to live this Christian life, to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. Power to overcome addictions.
Power to witness to others about what God is doing in your life. Power to do the things that Jesus did — Cast out demons, heal the sick, heal the brokenhearted, and to show the love of the Father. Power to humble yourself and seek His face to have a more intimate relationship with HIM.

I believe the body of Christ is going to ARISE and Shine and that there is going to be a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit in these last days.

XSUZIA

TO KNOW WHO I AM AND WHAT I AM HERE FOR

July 11th, 2017

I recently read a couple of novels by Michael Phillips which gave me an understanding of Scottish heritage, where they came from and what makes them a “different” people. So I began looking a myself, where did I come from and where am I going? My parents were of English descent and I was born in Canada. Even though ancestors, traditions, culture, family and life’s circumstances influence our character and personality, there is something even greater!

I have been “Born Again”, born of the Spirit as well as the flesh. I am now a “Spiritual Jew”. I feel like Abraham may have felt, looking for a city whose builder and maker is God. God is my Father and Jesus is my elder brother. I am a child of the “light”. The prince of darkness, like Pharaoh, will always do all he can to put out the light but he will be defeated. Light and truth will always prevail. We can expect opposition to who we are, but we are to be of good cheer for He has already overcome! Our greatest challenge is to “Know” who we are and what we are supposed to be doing.

As one of God’s people I am to bring blessing, hope for the hopeless, and healing for broken hearts and bodies. My Father’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We have a heavenly calling and glorious future.

Be Blessed today and Know that the best is yet to come!

Marriage The Incredible Gift

March 9th, 2017

“THE INCREDIBLE GIFT MY FATHER HAS GIVEN ME”

My heavenly Father has given me an incredible gift – one that I have not really appreciated or understood.
A gift that was wrapped up in a package that was hard to open and see what it really was.
There were many different parts, like a jigsaw puzzle.
He would give me clues but before that piece would fit into place, I would have to make some changes in my own life.
It looked hopeless at times, the pieces just wouldn’t fit, so I would pick up another piece and try it every which way
– Been there – done that!
Finally a few pieces started coming together.
Well the picture isn’t finished yet but it is almost too beautiful for words –
It is Christ and His Bride
It is Husband and Wife
It is every marriage determined to see what God’s plan is –
On earth as it is in Heaven
No longer two but one
You see everyone is like a 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle and in marriage the two have to become one beautiful portrait
for the world to see and behold a thing of such incredible beauty that only God Himself could do it.
There are some basics – like building a foundation – like getting the outside pieces in place i.e. Love and Respect, the Five Love Languages and The Art of Marriage.
Then you begin with color i.e. things you enjoy doing together or patterns i.e. studying the Word together or shapes i.e. praying together, loving, laughing together. When stumped ask God for help.
He will likely require you to repent for a number of things i.e. selfishness, independence, pride or control before you will be able to bring some more parts together.
The wonder of it. You can’t do it yourself, your spouse can’t do it. Only God can bring out from the depths of your beings that which He created and planned in the first place
FOR TWO TO BECOME ONE IN HIS IMAGE & LIKENESS

BECOMING ONE ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN

February 13th, 2016

Marriage is “God’s Magnificent Obsession” as author Gary Thomas says in his book Lifelong Love.
How can He take two different individuals – male and female – from completely different backgrounds and experiences and make them ONE. All issues of mother/father/brother/sister/friends relationships, all previous trauma and addictions, habits and mind sets, to be set aside and made of lessor importance than the one for whom God says “leave all and cleave to this one so I can make you ONE – ONE with each other and ONE in Me.”
Male and female He created them to come together body, soul and spirit in unity , purpose and pleasure. He – His purpose and plan – created marriage for LIFE and LIFE more abundantly that the man and woman’s joy would be full and meaningful.
What a “Magnificent Obsession” to behold the “Bride of Christ”, the masterpiece (for) on display – even as Christ walked on this earth to reveal the love of the Father, so should marriage not only display the love of the Father but also their love one for the other.

On Earth as in Heaven 3

February 2nd, 2016

Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name, may Your Kingdom come and Your will be done.” Do you think He would tell us to pray it and it not be possible?

Is it possible to be on earth and experience heaven? We all know too well that we can experience hell on earth, which many of the refugees in war torn areas are, as well as are many that are in marriage relationships or other relationships full of pain and heart ache.

We began praying around five years ago that our desire was for our marriage to be on earth as in heaven. Holy Spirit has been doing much pruning and trimming over the years getting at the roots of selfishness, pride, insecurities and independence. We have experienced great improvement and enjoyment in our marriage and continue to believe that the very best is yet to come.

Last week we spent four days on our yearly marriage vision retreat which was inspired by Jimmie Evans of Marriage Today.It’s like we have had to come back down to earth which is not nearly as enjoyable. So – did we experience heaven on earth? We think so!

 

 

Prosperity In Marriage

June 20th, 2013

Prosperity, fulfillment, satisfaction, success in life begins and ends in relationship with one another and with God. All the rest of the stuff is of no value if you have no one you love and care about and no one loves and cares about you.

Jesus command to love God and to love one another becomes a very profound command when you finally come to realize that your relationships are far more valueable and priceless than anything else this world has to offer.

I have always been interested in trying to accumulate wealth and far too much time has been wasted at the expense of relationships, particularly when it came to my marriage and family. Hindsight is 100% however I am now placing relationships as the highest priority and hope that I can influence the younger generation to start on the path of placing your marriage, family and friends as your treasures to value and spend time and money on.

“Hath God said?” — That it is wrong to have sex before marriage??, That it is wrong to look at nude pictures of men or women?? That adultery or fornication is wrong??, That this is the way I am??, That abortion will inconvenience me??, That my enjoyment comes first??, This is the way it is??, I can’t change??, —-

Isn’t strange how we can justify our position or actions as though we are gods and control our own destiny and end up complaining to God for the consequences we reap?

We have all been bent out of shape and make wrong choices because of sin, the devil and growing up in a world that is getting darker and darker. Jesus came to take the penalty for our sins and iniquities, He came to heal our broken hearts, He came to give us Truth to set us free to walk with Him instead of with the world.

Jesus is the Light of the world and is calling you and me to walk in the light and to be lights that shine in the darkness with His Light and  His Glory.

Xsuzia – Fire, wind and rain of the Holy Spirit, come and burn out the dross in me and make me to be the man of God you have destined me to beome.

 

HUNGER FOR GOD

October 11th, 2011

I am longing – looking for the things I have written about. What I have expressed, I have read, heard or had them revealed by the Spirit. I am constantly watching and looking for the manefestation of the Word to become flesh; for His Kingdom to impact earth. I am expecting the, “Hunger for God unlike anything the world has yet experienced“, that is part of the meaning of XSUZIA. What does it look like? I don’t know, do you? I detected some of it as I watched some of the Lakeland revival with Todd Bently. The Spirit is willing, but our flesh gets in the way. Remember, “Judge not, lest you be judged!”

 The scholars of Jesus day missed Him because they were sure of their interpretation of scripture. God has so-o-o-o much more for us than these limited minds can conceive. – – – Eye has not seen — etc.

Last week I attended the Spiritual Hunger conference in Spokane, WA which was put on by The Healing Rooms http://healingrooms.com/ The Kingdom touched down with many miraculous healings and great joy as many were doubled over with laughter from time to time. The Healing Rooms are growing at a rapid rate. Check them out if you have one near you.

I believe the Spirit is saying to the church in this day to “Let it go!” That is what ever you are holding on to that distracts you from your focus on Him and spending time with Him. The world is demanding our attention in so many different ways. We will only be effective in advancing His Kingdom when we take the time to hear fom Him and do what He says to do!

Check out Isaiah 33 14-17 — stops his ears from hearing blooshed and shuts his eyes from seeing evil. — Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; they will see the land that is very far off. His Kingdom is coming and His will, will be done.

XSUZIA

THE GREATEST THINGS

September 21st, 2011

The greatest things are yet to come and the things which will bring the most glory to God are yet to be revealed and yet to be done. This was a prophecy given to Sid Roth a couple of years ago that I have referred to many times and feel them ringing clearer and clearer in my spirit. Check out http://www.sidroth.org/site/PageServer for his TV and radio programs to see how God is moving through His people to bring heaven to earth.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  How do we process something that has never happened before? Think of the disbelief and wonder of what happened when the planes flew into the twin towers. How did the people of Egypt process losing their whole army in the Red Sea? The day of Pentecost?

Verse 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.  — Our natural mind cannot conceive what is about to take place shortly. There is all sorts of senario’s out there, most of which are fear based or are of man’s wisdom. Some will come to pass, just as many predicted what Hitler was going to do. But what is the Spirit saying to the church in this hour? Are we spending more time with what the world has to say or what the Holy Spirit is saying? John 16:13 He will tell you of things to come. He gave Peter wisdom and boldness on the day of Pentecost and gave him scripture to confirm it was of God. Does God still have His prophets in the world and what are they saying? You might like to check out http://www.elijahlist.com/index.php  God’s people are going to arise as a mighty giant from his slumber that has been tied down by lies that conviced him that he was weak and helpless. He – the church – is coming into an awareness that His master is calling and it is time to get up and be about his Fathers business.

The wisdom of man is being brought to naught and now we will behold the wisdom of God. It is an exciting time as the Lord matches His wisdom with man’s. What He has declared will surely come to pass!

The Greatest things are yet to come!

KINGDOM FINANCIERS 3

September 20th, 2011

The Kingdom Finaciers are going to be the men and women who know who they are in Christ and the authority and power He has bestowed upon them. They will be the answers to the turmoil that is happening in the world around them. Men and women of faith and courage that are not afraid to declare and decree what their Father tells them to.

They will be “Heavenly minded and great earthly good.”

Psalm 25:12 Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity.

The banking, economic systems are sinking sand and there is only one rock to stand on! They are waiting for the children of God to arise and shine with wisdom from above to turn it right side up again!

How do we move from being a child of God and in the world and of the world, to a child of the King and ruling and reigning with Him, healing the broken hearted and setting captives free?

It’s one thing to believe, it’s another thing to act or do in accordance with what you believe. We may have learned a truth but until we apply it and see the results, only then will we know that it does indeed work and we will move with confidence in applying that truth in the future. Christianity is a show and tell, not simply believing and not doing the works He said we would do. Heal the sick, cast out demons and make disciples that do likewise.

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. — Men and women who know that they are who God says they are and are reflecting His light and His glory. Our words and our actions betray us as to whether we are men and women of faith and believe that we can do what God says we can do.

Kingdom Financiers 2

July 26th, 2011

Thank you for your comments and encouragement to follow up on this subject.

Paradigm – The word has come to refer very often now to a thought pattern in any scientific discipline. Wikipedia

Our paradigms are shaped by what we are taught, practiced and experienced. Proverbs 23:7 For as a man thinks within himself, so he is. As such growing up in a world where man is the focal point, we have a worldly paradigm that will not fit through the eye of the needle to enter into the Kingdom of God. Matthew 19:24

Have you been taught something and can see that it works, but when you try to change the you way to do it, you can’t change. It’s because of your paradigm. I had this happen in a sales job where my manager kept telling me I had to change my paradigm which I could not do no matter how hard I tried.

To change our mindset from our focal point, from man (us) being in control, to being completely reliant up on God – a loving Heavenly Father, can’t be done by ourselves but only with complete dependance on the Holy Spirit continually asking Him to help us and spending time in God’s word to renew our mind. Romans chapters 8 and 12. Faith – Believing that God is and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) is a key that unlocks heavens resorces.

The first and cucial area of a change of paradigm is who we think we are and what we can do. When we begin to see ourselves as our Father sees us, as a child of God, born of His Spirit and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, we will then be able to tackle some of the other worldly paradigms.

Men are wired to be providers so consequently will set their job as being the most important area to devote most of their time and attention to, and so become slaves to this world’s system. Little time for God or wife or family. To prosper, I think of Deuteronomy 28, Psalm 1 and Proverbs 3. The focus is on the Lord. To hear His voice and do what He says to do as we spend time in His word or in being still in His presence.  Jesus told us to seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness and all these things would be added unto us. I have found that I can accomplish more in five minutes by doing what I hear from the Lord, than I can do in many years trying to accomplish something on my own.

Kingdom finaciers are part of those children of God that all creation has been eagerly awaiting. That is, for God’s sons and daughters (princes and princesses), to be revealed. Romans 8:19 Knowing you are a child of God, being in intimate relationship with the ultimate Creator will change your paradigm and allow you to reach your highest creative potential.

You are in the world but not of it and God has chosen to partner with us to bring heaven to earth and turn it upside down as the early church did.