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Sunday, November 30th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments
November 30, 2008
This week has come to a close, and my study and prayer time has been mixed with thoughts of the horrible and tragic terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. I love the city of Mumbai, just having visited the city at the beginning of October to hold a very successful pastors faith seminar. We also have a large presence in the city, with over 500 pastors and church leaders who are members of our Bond Servants of Christ Ministerial Fellowship (BSCMF). Our GJITCM country office in Bangalore, India, has (so far) received good news that none of our members have been affected by the terrorist attacks – Praise the Lord; we pray for all BSCMF members’ protection on a daily basis!
As I was following the dramatic news reports of devastating terrorist attacks in different localities in Mumbai, my daily study time was drawn to an area that is not only a priority in walking in the fullness of God’s preordained plan of victory and success for your life; but is also of great import to overcome the growing darkness and trouble in the world: The work and help of the Holy Spirit in your life!
As many of you know, for years my travels have brought me to very dangerous areas of Asia. I was on the Afghanistan border of Pakistan during the height of the US-Afghan War in 2002, having traveled through 5 checkpoints and witnessed firsthand Taliban walking the streets with weapons (I was dressed as a “local”). I have gone into many areas where (even today) many people think I am a little ‘crazy’ and taking too many risks. But when I am asked (and perhaps some of you are asking now) – aren’t you afraid to go into these ‘dangerous’ areas? I can honestly say – No, I don’t have any fear. The reason you ask? Because I am so brave and courageous? (I say with a chuckle)…No, I am not afraid to go into these areas, because I allow the Holy Spirit to ‘live big’ inside of me.
Let me give you God’s Kingdom plan for success in life:
- Your Loving Father – God Almighty, before the foundation of the world, thought about you and made a preordained plan: a divine destiny for your life that is full of manifestations of God’s love. A preordained life that will bless you so much that you will have plenty in store to bless the families of the earth. (Ephesian 1:3-5, 2:10).
- Jesus paid the price for this preordained divine plan (and its success) when he went to the cross; and when Jesus went in to hell and stripped Satan of all authority and power (Galatians 3:13-14; 29; Ephesians 1:11; Colossians 1:12, 2:15).
- The Holy Spirit was given to Believers to help us walk in the fullness of that divine preordained plan. Specifically, it states in John 16: 13 (Amplified version): “But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].”
Now, let’s examine to see what the Holy Spirit has been sent here on this earth to do. Firstly, understand that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to the earth to help Believers (John 15:26). The Holy Spirit has been sent to guide you in all truth (God’s Word), which will set you free (John 8:32) from whatever you need to be set free from on this earth. Also, the Holy Spirit was sent here to give you “insider information”: Father God is going to reveal to the Holy Spirit “The Plan” for your life – everything you are going to need to walk in God’s prordained success. The Holy Spirit then will take that plan, which Satan can’t get a hold of since he is spiritually dead, and download it into your spirit. Also, to overcome any traps and snares that Satan has waiting for you down the road, the Holy Spirit is going to tell you ahead of time about the traps, dangers and evils, so that you can avoid them and continue on the road of divine success and victory. Finally, the Holy Spirit (who lives inside of you) through His anointing and power, will give you ‘spiritual tools’ to succeed in life (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26, 15:13; 1 Corinthians 2:4) . The Holy Spirit will make a way where there is no way, and (when you give Him free movement in your life) will work on your behalf to fulfill God’s perfect Will for your life (Romans 14:7; Galatians 3:14, 5:22; 1 Timothy 1:13-14) !
Praise the Lord – The Holy Spirit has been sent to give you the anointing, power, revelation of truth, wisdom and every spiritual tool you will ever need to be victorious in life. Do you see why I do not fear going into dangeous areas? I have God’s divine preordained plan for my life; I have ‘insider information’ from the Holy Spirit that keeps me out of danger; and I have Holy Spirit anointing and power to overcome the world; and to be a witness of God’s love, and to bless all the families of the world!
You need to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit these days to overcome the physical dangers of this world, and to walk in the fullness of God’s Blessing. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (Amplified version) warns us: “Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit”. When you look at recent world events, whether economic, political, spiritual, etc., this warning to not suppress the Holy Spirit has obvious importance!
Why wouldn’t you want to “walk in the Spirit” and give up living according to the flesh (living by the 5-physical senses) and in the world’s ways, if it means Holy Spirit help in a time of need? Jesus gave you “Holy Spirit weapons” to help you overcome the curse, the ‘Babylonian’ world system and every evil plan and snare of Satan! Why do you think Jesus declared, “…and the gates of hell will not prevail against it“? (Matthew 16:18) Jesus was talking about the revealed truth of God by the Holy Spirit to overcome Satan!
Jesus declared the attributes of the Holy Spirit in John 14:26 (Amplified version), “But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.” Do you need help and counsel for success in life? Do you need strength to overcome the world? Do you need an intercessor and an advocate in times of need? Would you like to have the power and anointing of God on standby in your life? Then you need the Holy Spirit!
Do not suppress the Holy Spirit in your life – in fact, let the Holy Spirit take over your life!
Make this declaration now:
“Holy Spirit take over my life. I declare in Jesus’ name, not my will but God’s Will be done in my life. I endeavor to live holy and clean before you; to walk in love to all; to pray in the Holy Ghost; to walk by the Spirit and not according to the world’s ways. With your help, I will renew my mind to tune out the world and its ways; and I will train myself to know and listen to your voice. You are my helper, Holy Spirit; so I ask you to help and guide me to walk in the fullness of God’s preordained divine plan of victory and success; and I welcome you to take over my life!” In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer earnestly and have made the decision to walk by the Spirit, you have truly opened the door to success and happiness for your life: Signs, wonders and miracles will flow; the fullness of God will flow; you will be blessed to be a blessing to the world; and in times of trouble, you will have a helper and guide who will take you by the hand and lead you out of the ‘valley of the shadow of death’. Satan will truly have nothing on you, but you will have total victory over him every day of your life.
Learn not to suppress the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Remember: The Holy Spirit is of vital importance for you to obtain and walk in the fullness of God’s preordained victory for your life!
Be blessed and full of Joy -
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments
November 23, 2008
This week, I want to give you a powerful truth that you need to continuously meditate upon if you want to walk in God’s preplanned best for your life:
Satan has no power over you!
Do you understand me? Satan can’t do anything to you, other than what you allow and empower him to do. Jesus stated a powerful truth that applies to you, if you are a Believer in Him. In John 14:30 (Amplified version), Jesus stated, “I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]” Now, meditate upon that truth and remember that it’s not you who lives, but Christ who lives in you (Galatians 2:20). Satan cannot touch you; Satan cannot harm you; and Satan cannot defeat you – Only you can defeat yourself when you listen and believe Satan’s lies.
Gloria Copeland, who I respect tremendously as a teacher of God’s Word, once asked the Lord if Satan was able to do whatever he wanted on the earth; and the Lord answered her by saying, “If Satan was able to do whatever he wanted on the earth, then why does he have to use deception upon mankind?” No, Satan uses your God-given power by planting negative thoughts into your mind and getting you to speak them out; fully understanding the spiritual power of Mark 11:23, and that you have what you say! Your thoughts and words control your destiny; and Satan deceives you into believing his thoughts and getting you to speak his words over your life to bring harm and destruction. All over the world today, people are speaking doom and gloom; economic devastation; lack, want, need, debt, sickness, disease, failure and death. Satan just stands back and laughs as the world is held captive by their own thoughts and words; and as they follow Satan’s path of fear, destruction and death.
But we, Believer, are the redeemed of God: We are Sons and Daughters of God, and Jesus is our Lord and Savior. Do you understand that Jesus defeated Satan? I am talking about stripping Satan of all his power and status of being the “god of this world”. Yes, Satan was the god of this world (authority given to him by Adam) UNTIL Jesus stripped him of all power. Jesus did not only strip Satan of power, but triumphed over him. It states in Colossians 2:15 (Amplified version), “[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].” I like what it says in the Message Bible, “He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.” Praise the Lord – Get a vision of that: There was Satan and all the demonic hordes thinking that they had Jesus defeated; and suddenly Jesus triumphs over them all and marches them naked through the streets – totally powerless. Talk about a reversal of fortunes!
No – Satan has no power over you; specifically, if you won’t fall prey to his deceptions and lies. Get it firmly in your heart: Satan can’t touch you or stop God’s blessing from manifesting fully in your life! You have been redeemed from the curse that is upon this earth, Christ being made a curse for you (Galatians 3:13); and if you be Christ’s then you are an heir to God’s blessings (Galatians 3:29; Genesis 12:2-3). Satan is no longer the God of this earth: Jesus is King of kings, and Lord of lords!
And if you dare to believe: Through Jesus Christ, you are now a ‘god of this world’, and walk in the same power, authority and dominion as Adam did before his fall; and as Jesus walked upon the earth!
Now, I know Satan would love for you to fear and tremble at what I just wrote; but do you remember when the Pharisees told Jesus that he was blasphemous stating he was the Son of God. The Bible states in John 10:34-35, “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;” (the New Living Translation states that the “scriptures cannot be altered.”)
As I wrote last week – it’s time for the Sons of God to be manifested upon this earth; and it’s time to rise up to the level of dominion, power and authority that Jesus gave us! Get a revelation: Jesus made you to sit with him in heavenly places at the right hand of God (Eph 1:20; 2:6) - and you did not earn or deserve it. You are walking in Jesus’ power and authority. If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, and you are walking as a ‘god of this earth’, that only raises Jesus up higher in authority, power and glory! The Body of Christ needs to get a revelation that we are commissioned to fulfill Adam’s original orders: To have dominion, power and authority upon this earth, to replenish the earth (to complete it) by the Blessing of God; and to subdue it (this earth is to yield its goodness and riches to us) in the name of Jesus. We are to be blessed, and to bless all the families of the earth!
Why are you looking and listening to the world and its problems; and why do think you have to follow its “death course”? Why are you listening to Satan’s deceptions? Instead, listen now to God’s Word in Colossians 2:20 (New Living Translation) and BELIEVE: “You have died with Christ, and He has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world?”
Jesus stated in John 14:12 (Amplified Version): “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
We are not only called to do the same works as Jesus did (raise the dead, heal the sick, feed the mulititude with a few loaves and fishes, and walk on the water); but GREATER WORKS. Why? Because when Jesus spoke those words, he knew he was going to hell and pay the price to free you from Satan’s bondage. Jesus knew that he was going to strip all authority and dominion from Satan. Jesus knew with that power and dominion, he would go to heaven and pour his blood on the heavenly mercy seat and make a new covenant with God that gave you and me rights as ‘Sons of God’ to walk as a ‘god of this world’. We will do greater works, because unlike Jesus, we don’t have to deal with Satan being the ‘God of this world ‘anymore: Satan is just a fallen angel; spiritually dead with no power; and whose only future is the Lake of Fire! (MEDITATE UPON THIS TRUTH UNTIL IT GETS INTO YOUR HEART).
It’s time for the Sons of God to be revealed – all of creation has waited for this hour. So rise up in your Jesus-given authority, power and dominion; be blessed, and be a blessing to the world. Satan has no power over you, and it’s time for the entire world to know the truth!
Be blessed and full of Joy -
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments
November 16, 2008
I have been very excited this past week – full of faith and expectancy. The time for walking in the fullness of God’s Blessing is here!
It’s time for the Sons of God to be revealed upon the earth. It states in Romans 8:19 (Amplified Bible version): “For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. The earth is rocking through some desperate times: Wars and rumours of wars, nations rising up against nation, natural disasters, economic upheavals, ungodliness and sinfulness, the world calling good evil and evil good, etc…The world has no answers; and people around the world are living in the futility of their sinful ways. Even the church is falling away to an alarming degree; falling deeper and deeper into the ways of the world: Just today, I read of a new religious organization whose purpose is to “harmonize” all religions: A one world religious system ”harmonizing” the various religious beliefs in the name of peace…The signs of the anti-Christ spirit abound!
But we are the Body of Christ – and sons and daughters of God; and it’s time to reveal and disclose (in Jesus’ name) God’s love to a dying world. Yes, I am giving a clarion call to the Body of Christ: It’s time to walk in the fullness of our inheritance; walk in the fullness of the Blessing; and to walk in the fullness of the miraculous power of God. Christ has redeemed committed Believers from the curse that is upon mankind and the earth. We are free from the clutches of the evil one; and Satan can no longer hinder, harm, delay or destroy your preplanned victorious life, if you will walk in faith and believe in your paid redemption!
We are blessed of God; Christ has paid for that blessing. The same blessing that Adam had before his fall from grace is yours NOW: Get a revelation of that truth. For you to walk in the miraculous power of God – the same miracle power of Jesus - you need to understand this truth and get a revelation.
Jesus was called the “Last Adam” (1 Corthinans 15:45), and we are to walk in the fullness of the “Eden Blessing” as Adam was commissioned. We are to walk on the earth in that same blessing, just as Jesus did. When God created Adam, he declared: “… Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)
We are created in God’s “image” and “likeness”; and these words have two distinctly different meanings. The word “image” in the original Greek means “figure and resemblance”. The word “likeness” means “character and “similitude”; which is an expression of habit and the ‘way of action’. Adam was the God of this world. He was called to “replenish the earth”, which means to complete and finish: Adam was to expand the Garden of Eden beyond its original parameters (set between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers), to expand the garden throughout the entire earth! Adam was also called to “subdue” the earth. The earth was created to serve man. This is contrary to today’s ‘environmental-friendly’ philosophy which states we are to “sacrifice for the planet”. Yes, we should cut pollution and develop better technology and renewable energy sources; but I will not “worship” this planet by sacrificing for it. For to do so, would undercut my God-given authority, dominion and power that brings the Blessing, and the miraculous power of God upon the earth!
Key Revelation: Jesus came to reestablish the Blessing for all mankind who would receive Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus walked in the “Eden Blessing”. Jesus replenished and subdued the earth wherever He went in his 3-1/2 years of ministry. THE REDEMPTION OF MANKIND WAS THE RESTABLISHING OF THE BLESSING – and included salvation from sin and spiritual death, sickness and disease, the curse of poverty and failure. Now get a hold of this revelation: How do you think Jesus was able to command the wind and the waves? How was Jesus able to curse the fig tree? How was Jesus able to raise the dead? How was Jesus able to multiple the bread and the fish? How did Jesus walk on the water? It was not because He was the Son of God (which he was), but it was because he was walking in that ‘Eden Blessing’ and replenishing and subduing the earth! Jesus came to redeem mankind from the curse (Galatians 3:13), and set us free to walk as Adam walked before his sin. Jesus defeated Satan for you and me – that fallen angel is totally defeated in your life, and the only future he has is the Lake of Fire. Believers are to walk (in the name of Jesus) just like Adam did before his fall from grace; to walk in dominion, authority and power!
It is time for the Body of Christ to develop their faith in the Blessing – which was handed down to Jesus through Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3; Galatians 3:16), who received it through Noah (Genesis 9:1). For those of you who say, “Hold on Dr. Will – Jesus was the Son of God, we can not do the same things he did”. Well, Believer in Jesus Christ – Jesus is the Son of God, but you are also a Son of God! As it states in Romans 8:17 (Amplified Version): “And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.” We are Children of God (sons and daughters), and heirs of God who share in Christ’s inheritance of the Blessing. Our suffering in life is not to bear up with sickness, disease, poverty, oppresion and failure; but our standing in faith against Satan, circumstances, and every evil work; and to believe God, resist the devil and walk in our inheritance of the Eden Blessing! We are an ‘Occupying Army of Christ’ upon this earth, sent here to replenish and subdue the earth. We are to be a witness of the love of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and to bring more sons and daughters into the Kingdom of God!
So wake up Child of God; you Sons of God (“sons” are male and female). Jesus declared in John 14:12 (New Living Translation): “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”
Yes, we are to walk in the Eden Blessing just as Jesus did when he walked the earth: It’s time to raise the dead; give sight to the blind; clear out the cancer wards of hospitals; feed the poor multitudes of the world with a few fish and bread; heal the broken-hearted and the hopeless of the world – to manifest the love of God. The time is now: It’s time to prepare the way of the Lord’s return; and to give love, faith, hope and answers to a dying world!
Will you dare to believe? I have made the quality decision to believe. I made the decision to forsake all and follow Jesus. To walk on this earth and believe as Jesus walked and believed, and do the same works as Jesus did on this earth. I can tell you friends, in all sincerity: I am expecting to walk on the water any day now! How about you? It’s time for the Sons of God to be revealed upon the earth!
Be blessed and full of Joy -
Sunday, November 9th, 2008 | Uncategorized | No Comments
November 9, 2008
I have endeavored to be transparent in these weekly messages, because it’s the revelation gained from my daily time with God and what He reveals to me, that is ‘the joy’ produced from these letters. God’s revelations deal with aspects of perfecting me, because I am (like I am sure most of you) hungry for God’s best. The fullness of God only comes when we are made ”perfect” (when we are made complete) in Him.
This past week the Lord gave me a startling revelation about myself. I am going to open up myself honestly and reveal to you a revelation I received; that I believe will bless you and bring you to a higher level with God:
For you to walk in God’s best, to walk in the fullness of God, you need to trust God in every area of your life. Now, I know many are saying, “Dr. Will, that is a basic understanding, and I believe the Word of God, and I confess it, and believe to receive it.” Okay, I believe you; but that is not my point – because, most likely, you are trusting in God’s Word and trusting God, in a measure. But the Lord showed me: To walk fully in the Blessing and God’s perfect Will, I needed to trust and depend upon Him in every little corner of my life; and that I was holding on to an area of my life that was previous hidden from me. It startled me to find out there was one major area I did not trust God – my happiness!
It states in Proverbs 20:27 (New Living Translation), “The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.” The Holy Spirit searches out those hidden rooms of your heart that you have locked; and unlocks the door, shines a light and brings a fresh (Holy Spirt) breeze to clean it out!
I have always trusted the Lord (well, I guess I thought I did): I believed that Jesus died for my sins and that I am redeemed from the curse; that I can believe God’s Word and walk in His blessings; that Jesus was “the way”. But God revealed to me that when it came to my happiness, I had a tendency to veer off and take greater control of my life. I was both disappointed with myself and thankful to have found this missing ‘ingredient’ for walking in the fullness of God. I don’t want to belabor the point, but this has been a stronghold in my life, born out of a troubled, abused and unloved past. The Lord revealed that happiness has always eluded me; and because I experienced so little happiness much of my formative life, that it produced a bondage of “trying to make happiness happen” in my life; which only resulted in more unhappiness and failure. (Am I being too honest? Well, it’s not I who lives, but Christ who lives in me!)
The Lord spoke to me this week and said -”Son, you have trusted Me in many areas, but not in every area. When it comes to your happiness, you have tried to control your environment to produce your own happiness. It has been a deep seated bondage of self-preservation which was born of good intentions. But in reality, it has held back My hand to fully bless you, and for you to walk in My perfect plan for your life. Indeed, it has caused you to veer off My path throughout your life.; which has ended up costing you and only bringing you pain and loss. Yes, even while you have grown in knowing, believing and confessing My Word!”
Then the Lord brought me to the well-known verse of Luke 17:33, “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.”; and I did a Word study on the verse. Firstly, I looked at the word “lose”, and its definition in the original Greek means “to bring to naught, render void the wisdom of the wise”. I was ‘losing’ a portion of my redeemed life, ‘rendering void’ in a measure the Blessing of God. Then I looked at the word “preserve” in the original Greek, and found it to mean “to give life to living creatures, make alive”. In another version of the verse the word “save” is used, which in the original Greek means “make whole”; and in another version the word “find” is used, which means “to find without seeking, meet with, light upon”. I started to get a revelation which seems simple enough but profound – we must trust God with our whole life if we want to walk in the fullness of God. Any part that you keep control of, is a hindrance and a limitation upon God’s ability to fully manifest the fullness of His Blessing into your life. By my holding on to an area of life (although meaning well), it made the Blessing of God void in my life in direct proportion to the level of my trying to create my own ‘environment of happiness’. This bondage was blocking (“blinding”) God’s wisdom from making me wise – the divine wisdom of God that could produce the fullness of God in my life!
Once again the truth of God’s Word became apparent to me: God has given us everything in life; every Blessing has been preordained and available. But it’s our choice whether we walk in The Blessing of God or not; or the measure of the Fullness of God we possses!
As for my happiness: The revelation came when the Lord spoke to me and said, “Son, what would make you happy?” And I answered, “What would make me happy Lord, is completing your divine Will and making an impact in life, and walking in fulfillment”; and immediately the Lord responded, “And if you were not walking fully in those things you wouldn’t be happy…? His Words just hung there, and I saw immediately that I was setting myself up for failure everytime: Satan had me running on an unending track of unhappiness because I was never content with where I was in life. The Spirit of God shined light on darkness: It’s my choice to to be happy in life because happiness is already mine – God loves me and has a great plan for my life; and Jesus paid the price for my happiness: I am happy because the Word of God states in Psalms 144:15, “…yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.” Psalms 146:5 states, “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:” Proverbs 3:13 states, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” Ever since God shined Holy Ghost light on a major (I believe the biggest hindrance) of my walking in the fullness of the Blessing, I have been full of praise and joy; and I feel as if a long-possessed yoke and hindrance has lifted off of me (my spirit feels so light)- Praise the Lord!. I am expectant, full of faith, hope and love: fully trusting God in every area of life – including my happiness!
What about you? Are you fully trusting God in every area of life; or are there areas that you are still holding on to? I am not talking about your walking in sin; but is there an area of life that you still hold tightly to? It may be born of a hurt past – a wounded spirit tries to protect itself; and clinging on to hurt areas of life comes from a misguided belief in self-preservation! But if you will lose your life totally to Jesus – give him every area, every hurt, every inability and inferiority - you will open the door for the fullness of the Blessing!
Get serious with yourself; and spend some extra time with God this week and ask the Holy Spirit to shine light on the dark areas of your life: If you will ask in faith, He will reveal them – Remember the Holy Spirit is our Helper in life! God wants you to walk in the fullness of His Blessing more than you want it – God is love. Trust God with every area of your life. Lose all of your life to Jesus, and just watch God’s Blessings flow!
Be blessed and full of Joy -
Thursday, November 6th, 2008 | Pakistan Ministry | No Comments
November 6, 2008
Dear Partners and Friends,
God is doing some awesome works around the world…and we are truly experiencing some wonderful moves of God here in Pakistan!
The main purpose of this trip is to conduct a Pastors Faith Seminar in the city of Gurjanwala; which is also known as “The City of Scholars”. Within the city, is located some of Pakistan’s major Christian seminaries; albeit, main-line denominational Christian seminaries (who dominate Christianity in Pakistan). One of the largest Christian university/seminary is established by the US-based Presbyterian Church; and this was the location and the main focus of our “Victory by Faith” pastor faith seminar in the city. GJITCM is the driving ministry force in bringing the uncompromised Word of Faith to the nation of Pakistan. With the evidence of the awesome results gained from this seminar, we believe God has opened up a tremendous new door for GJITCM to bring salvation and the Faith teaching to traditional denominations.
In the natural this was a daunting challenge; but with God all things are possible –
We had over 500 Presbyterian and denominational pastors, church leaders and seminary students as our seminar participants: A pretty impressive number considering we are a Spirit-filled, evangelical ministry, with no prior ties within the area. The seminar started off roughly, when (after 30 minutes of introductory teaching) a senior pastor decided to stand up and pose a theological question full of unbelief. Feeling like Jesus dealing with the Pharisees, I gave a quick respectful rebuke about interrupting and proceeded to answer him, line upon line, according to the Word of God. The spiritual atmosphere in the audience changed with each scripture and revelation. The Holy Spirit also led me to give an altar call during the first hour, and we had over 150 pastors receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior (the others were already saved). The first day I taught on the Basics of Faith, and the second day taught on Redemption from the Curse. Breakthrough was gradual but tangible. The Lord moved through Holy Spirit power confirming the Word of God taught throughout the seminar - including some awesome pinpoint accurate Words of Knowledge that made great impressions upon the Presbyterian and denominational leadership…God moving in a ‘real way’ makes all the difference in breaking down strongholds; and is a key to success in apostolic work.
Breakthrough came the second day, with the culmination of over 520 church leaders shouting for joy and shouting “I am Blessed!”…it was wonder to behold! I have been invited back already; and I have been promised an audience of over 1,000 pastors and church leaders for the next seminar – That is truly apostolic anointing in manifestation: Praise the Lord!
We have already received some awesome testimonies from the seminar – Our office in Lahore and our organizer in Gujranwala have been receiving a number of phone calls from pastors who are testifying how blessed they were by the faith teaching.
Our Pastor Faith Seminar was the first seminar in the history of Gujranwala where leadership from all Christian denominations gathered together for one seminar.
We also had an awesome testimony from a Catholic priest, who states that his Sunday service had the same anointing upon it as we had at the pastors seminar; and that his church service lasted 8 hours! He also shared that there was a “mighty wind of the Holy Spirit” in the Sunday service that led people to spend most of the service praising and worshipping God. The Catholic priest stated that it was the first time in his church’s history that they had such a move of the Spirit – Praise the Lord!
We also had over 125 Bond Servants of Christ Ministerial Fellowship (BSCMF) members ordained at the end of the seminar; and now have close to 3,500 members of BSCMF!
Thanks to our Lahore staff – and especially Tahir Rafiq, our Country Director - for organizing this seminar with the help of Pastor Kamran of Gujranwala.
GJITCM also thanks all of you who supported our efforts through your prayers and financial support – One hundred-fold is on the way to you, in helping us bring the Gospel and Blessing of God to denominational Christians in Pakistan!
God’s love and blessings,
Dr. Will Pantin
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November 2, 2008
Back in June of this year, the Lord spoke to me with a Word that has made an eternal impact upon me. He spoke to me and said,
“Son, if you will stay on my path, you will get to your divine destination – You don’t have to make it happen, you don’t have to figure it out: Just stay on the path, and that path automatically leads you to my perfect destination for your life!”
God’s path is His Will, and ever since the Lord gave me that Word, my Christian walk got much easier; and the burden and the pressure has lifted off of me in trying to figure out “next steps” and how to make things happen. Also as a result, things have started to happen in a dramatic fashion, that has propelled me and GJITCM to greater heights of victory and success.
We have a preordained destination prepared by God. Ephesians 1:11 states, “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” That word “predestinated” in the original Greek also means predetermined. God had a perfect plan established for you before you ever appeared on this earth. Along with that perfect plan, God has prepared every earthly resource, favor and grace, open door, anointing, etc. - everything you need to have victory in getting to and living within that perfect destination. Now get a revelation of this: It’s sitting in heavenly places now, just waiting for you to access it: Every favor and grace, every open door, all the finances, equipment, staff, anointing, people, places and things to make it a success – It’s in heaven now, waiting for you to appropriate it by faith. That is why it states in Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm”. Praise the Lord – every time I think about it, I get excited: everything I need to be a success in this life is available to me!
How do you go about walking in that preordained divine plan? Firstly, you need to find out what that plan is – find out God’s Will for your life and start to meditate on it, see yourself with it and believe God to bring it to pass by praise and thanking God for its manifestation. Sadly, there are Christians every day who die and go to be with the Lord; and who never walked according to God’s plan for their life. Their life was full of heartache and suffering; things always seemed to go wrong, because they never knew God’s Will for their life and they ended up walking along their own path of failure. They never took the time to go before God in prayer and say, “Not my will by thine Will be done”; and shut up and wait upon the Lord until they heard Him reveal His purpose for their life. Yes, it may take some days, weeks or months, but what thing worthwhile does not have a cost attached to it? I say this in love: Stop being lazy and impatient; it’s better to make the effort of finding out God’s Will and path, then traveling on your own path of failure and heartache! When you know God’s perfect destination for your life and you are meditating upon your divine destiny - by praying in the Spirit, praising the Lord, and building a “picture’ on the inside of you of that plan - then you are on God’s path; and you are in God’s Will. Life gets easier; success and victory starts to manifest with regularity: This is how Jesus walked on the earth; and it’s how he wants us to walk on this earth…with God and according to God’s plan!
Now, you need to stay on the path, no matter what circumstances (“bumps in the road”) come your way - Get into the Word of God and abide with God. As you mediate upon God’s Word, see how it will affect you in that divine destination. Every scripture, every sermon message you hear - apply it to your divine destination…As you apply God’s Word to God’s plan for your life, God will start to reveal to you the steps you need to take – your path will start to reveal itself; and you will take one divine step after another.
Through staying on the path and abiding with the Lord, your path illuminates by itself: The path may look dark ahead, but it’s okay. As you take the next step (by faith), the path starts to illuminate a little further down the road. You know the direction to travel; and your steps are ordered of the Lord. The Bible states in Proverbs 4:18, “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” You see, God wants you to walk by faith – to trust Him; so the future may look dark and you don’t know how you are going to get to that divine destination, but it’s okay: Trust God, take the next step that you know; stay close to God (abide) through the Word of God, prayer and praise. The path lights up as you travel along it; and it shines brighter and brighter – You are walking according to God’s plan and purpose, and that can only lead to a good end!
You don’t need to get stressed out trying to figure out how to make your life work; you don’t need to manipulate or force things to happen; and you will learn to be satisfied with where you are at in life, knowing that you will get to that perfect destination. Just keep your eye on the destination, keep on the path by abiding with God through the Word, prayer, praise and thanksgiving, and the path will reveal itself: Divine doors will open, favor and grace will be present, it will seem like you are just making “all the right moves”. But in reality, you are just operating in God’s perfect Will for your life; and you are tapping into the heavenly supply that has been laid aside for you by God.
I recently had a dream; and I will call it a divine dream. It was at night and I was on a country road with a few people who I did not know. One after another, they would say goodbye and turn off the road to their home (their final destination)…I ended up on the road by myself traveling to my home – my final destination…and as I travelled, a street light would turn on lighting a portion of the road ahead. It was okay that I was traveling alone and a night; I knew my destination and I was on the road that was leading me home…I was comforted by the knowledge that the darkness dispelled as I walked along – I knew I was going to make it to my destination…
That is victorious living and success in life. That is walking with God…Find out God’s plan for your life, and build the image of that plan in your heart. Apply the Word of God to that plan, and pray in the Spirit (praying out the ‘mysteries of God”); and praise the Lord and give thanks that it’s coming to pass in your life. Keep on God’s path and it will lead you home to your divine destination!
Be blessed and full of Joy -