6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. (Jos 14:6-13 KJV)
KJV Ezekiel 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. (Eze 47:1-5 KJV)
Overcoming dry seasons in Christian walk. The river of God is great mighty Holy Spirit of God. As this rever saturates us we produce life and out of our innermost beings shoots life. How much water will it take for you to experience the refreshing? Up to your ankles, up to your knees or more? If you are thirsty, you will find water.
This message has a prophetic implication. God told me that it is beginning to rain right now.
Presented in “Truth, Light and Life” Mission. Penn Laird, VA
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We need to discern the voice of God from the voice of a stranger. When we hear God we need to respond correctly, not hardening our hearts like Israelites.
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Heb 5:9-1 KJV)
Emphasis here in on hearing God, responding correctly and give us an example what happens if we do not respond correctly to what God is saying.
The biggest hindrance to hearing God’s voice is mentioned in Ezekiel 14,
1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? (Eze 14:1-3 KJV)
Idolatry starts when things become more important to us than God. The biggest idol in most people’s life is called “self”.
KJV Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. (Heb 4:1 KJV)
KJV Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. (Heb 12:26 KJV)
HOW TO HEAR GOD:
1. Know what the Scripture says, if a voice contradicts the Bible, it is not God.
2. Be accountable to others who hear from God.
3. Have an honest heart.
There are other voices that can influence you. They can be erroneously taken as God’s voice: your consciousness, your reasoning and opinions of others. Both God and devil can speak through them.
Flesh also can affect you. It has to be crucified. Idols in our heart can interfere – Ezekeil 14. The biggest idol is selfishness.
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September 29, 2014
Truth, Light and Life Mission, Penn Laird, Virginia
God says, “My people do not understand the importance of the Kingdom principles.” Revival is increased desire for the Kingdom of Heaven (the Kingdom of God).
Part 3: Being Fully Converted Into the Kingdom of God
There is a difference between being saved and converted. Bible means by conversion to switch kingdoms. Dual citizenship does not work with God. There are blockages that prevent people to be fully converted: 1) carnality, 2) selfishness, 3) traditions of men.
Apostle Reuben Esh.
Preached at “Truth, Light and Life Mission”, Penn Laird, VA, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014.
Ask God beforehand, “Deliver us from future evil”. Cast your burdens on the Lord.1. Deliver us from evil men. We say, “I disannul all plans of evil formed against me and my family.”
2. Deliver us from deception. Matt 24 “Take heed that you be nor be deceived.” What about truth in you? Is truth in you swayed by influence? 1 John 3:18.
Be transparent, open with Him; be honest with God and your fellow men.
3. Deliver us from place. Psalm 91, “evil will not befall me.”
4. Deliver us from sickness and disease.
5. Deliver us from bondage. Get rid of financial debt.
6. Deliver us from evil desires, thought patterns.
7. Deliver us from curse of the law – Gal 3:10-14.
8. Deliver us from the plans of the evil one.
Disannul plans of the devil off our family and our affiliation. Resist his plans. “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:26).
Your soul has to be under your control, not you under control of your soul.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance (Psalm 42). David is talking to himself. God has interest in seeing your spirit, soul and body prosper. It is part of His plan, will and purpose for your life. Your spirit is the part of you that gets born again. It enters into relationships with God, make connection with Heaven, which Holy Spirit directs. You are responsible to keep your body in subjection. We need to make a decision to keep our soul in line with the Word. Soul consists of mind, will and emotions. Soul does not get born again, it is being renewed gradually. You have to talk to your soul. Soul does 3 things: mind processes your thoughts; thoughts affect your feelings and how you make decisions. The key to get your mind, will and emotions lined up with the Word of God and Spirit of God. This way you will correctly respond to the way God feels and will help you on your decision making. God wants you to be in control of your emotions rather than emotions controlling you. Soul is affected by the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.
Kingdom of Heaven
kingdom of darkness
New man Mind Flesh (soul man)
If you depend on your natural senses to feed the information to your soul it makes you a carnal man. If you depend on your spiritual senses to tap in the Kingdom of Heaven, in makes you a spiritual man. If unconverted man taps into spiritual realm of the kingdom or darkness it is witchcraft. You have to train your new man that taps into the Kingdom of God to use spiritual senses to feed your mind.