Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 – "An Unscripted and Formative Year" - A Prophetic Perspective

By Mary Lindow and the Holy Spirit

In the moments of waiting and listening for the insights from the heart of the Lord for the up and coming year, two words have reoccurred.

The two words are- “Unscripted and Formative”

The following terms defined, set the tone for what I have been given to share with you Dear Reader, in regard to the Father’s heart towards you personally, His Bride collectively, and those in rebellious resistance to His plan.

Unscripted - Spoken or delivered without a prepared script; impromptu.

Formative – serving to form or shape something, especially having a profound and lasting influence on a person's development.

The passing of time is nothing new to mankind and certainly not to God. The redeeming of time however is a unique and event that can save someone from error or evil.

The Lord has a tireless passion for redeeming lost years, lost time and lost people.

“Redeem me from human oppression,
that I may obey your precepts.”

Psalm 119:134

And so the Lord has plans set into motion for this next year that only He knows about and also which only He can execute. These plans are formative, they have a purpose within them to form and develop the lives of those on planet earth. And, the Lord is not going to pass out scripts or roles to those who feel that they deserve a place on the stage where these plans will be presented. He Himself will set into motion each specific event.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
But with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

Many powerful men and women who were in elevated and highly visible positions of leadership politically, spiritually, and in the sport and entertainment fields, were uncovered as frauds and vile abusers during the past year of what appeared to be a virulent year of repeated and embarrassing exposures.

The Lord is again FIRMLY warning many out in these arenas, large and small, that there is still an opportunity for you to redeem the time. The falsifying of your claimed insights from God to manipulate financial support, fame, notoriety and honor for good deeds will no longer not only be tolerated, but will in fact be double-stamped with the seal of  “liar and thief” if the appeals for connived support are not stopped. God is not behind what you have requested in His Name.

Some of you have gorged yourselves upon the offerings of widows and those who foolishly gave on impulse due to your slick emotional pleas and contrived media images and heart tugging background musical interludes. You have robbed and stolen from others whom God has anointed and blessed in smaller settings, and their cries for help and assistance have not gone unheard from the Heart of heaven.

The Holy Spirit would have you soberly hear the following words.

"There will be a fresh wave of conviction to "undergird the underdogs" and a trending back towards smaller, steady, and steadfast ministries and servants who have faithfully plowed and served in seasons of loss, lack, and persecution. Rob nor more! You have more than muzzled the servant who has been plowing, and you will be judged for feigned ignorance towards their needs and suffering.

To those who feel as if they are more graced, more anointed and who think that they have a "special and more unique calling" that needs a preeminent opportunity to instruct and be seen...
... beware of the pride of life, the lust for power, and the wares of selfish ambition. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

You will be found upon the trash heap of loss and sorrow if you grasp and hold tightly to what was never really yours to begin with. It is mine, mine, mine! If you cannot accept the terms of what I request, you will be known as a divider, weak, and immature. 
Again, I will not bless your intentions or your ambitions. You rob the Body of authentic Kingdom service by remaining secretive and destructive to My purposes.

 James 3:14

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

James 3:16

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

"You have heeded another voice, one who would put you upon the pinnacle of the world and promise you all power and wealth if you but just bow down.The Lord wants you to know, (although I tremble at even delivering this), that you have already bent one knee downward. 

Get up and RUN from deception and self-indulgence, blatant lying, and entitlement!

You can be sure that using people or religion or things just for what you can get out of them — the typical indicators of idolatry — will get you nowhere, and certainly nowhere near the kingdom of Christ.

You have been taken in and spoiled by religious smooth talk. I am furious with people who are full of religious sales talk but who really want nothing to do with Me. You groped your way through that murk once, but no longer. You're out in the open now. The bright light of Christ makes your way plain.

So no more stumbling around. Get on with it! The good, the right, the true—these are the actions appropriate for daylight hours. Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it. If you don’t, you will be one of the next in line for public exposure. Everything you hide in darkness and in deceit will be brought out into the spotlight for all to see.

Do not waste your time on useless productions and glamor, silly busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It's a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. 

Wake up from your sleep, 

Climb out of your coffins; 

Christ will show you the light! 

Watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.

These are desperate times! Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly.

Make sure you fully understand what the Master wants."


Has not my hand made all these things, 
and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. 
These are the those I look on with favor: 
those who are humble and contrite in spirit, 
and who tremble at my word.”
Isaiah 66:2

You've probably never been marooned on a desert island. But you may know pretty well how it feels. In a world of bad relationships and superficial relationships and broken relationships, a lot of people know the feeling of being emotionally marooned, abandoned, and maybe even discarded. Because of some of what you've been through, you may feel like you're the castaway.

But your days on that island may be almost over. In fact, it could be that all your failed or frustrating relationships have actually been preparing you to experience the central relationships you were being readied for.
Anyone who has ever felt like an emotional castaway needs to hear the fabulous promise of Jesus Christ in this word for 2011 from the Word of God. Jesus says to all those who belong to Him, "I will not leave you as orphans. I WILL come to you.” John 14:18

This is the same Savior who says, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews. 13:5

He's the One who promised, "The one that comes to me, I will certainly not cast out."

John 6:37

And from now on, that promise of Jesus can be all about you,

"The one that comes to me I will certainly not cast out."

The Lord would say these words to you.

You now understand the pain of betrayal, losses so great that you can no longer talk about them. You have ached in such agonizing despair, that at times you have begged me to let you die.  Friends have turned and chosen to see you through blinded eyes of their own making, and have refused to help you to find your footing again, thinking they are doing you a service by letting you grovel and weep in painful loss and sorrow. You have been reduced in the past season to identifying with those who were forced to make bricks for Pharaoh without straw. 

I too was a man of sorrows and endured the shame, in order to be formed, shaped and made ready for the moment of redemption.

And so shall it be with you. Redemption from the losses will come to those who choose obedience over pleasure, servanthood over being the served one, and letting go of the dreams of greatness you cling too, no longer using my name or gifts as a calling card.

Maturation is the call of the moment. Let the follies of your dim visions fall away.

I have a more perfect way that I am forming in you and for you.

I have caused you to cease from striving, from worrying, and from being anxious. You now rest up again my chest, waiting, trusting, wanting only ME. You have become kinder, a better listener, a more trusted confidant.

I can work well with those attributes. Just Watch Me in this Year.

I WILL Open the Way of Hope and shine Light on the pathway for those who have ceased from manipulating the moment.”


“The spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
~ 1 Timothy 4

To have a seared conscience means to cause something to wither. To make (someone's conscience, heart, or feelings) insensitive.

Without the willingness of heart to fall upon the rock of God’s word, allowing every strength and support of our being to be fully broken, the wicked heart of mankind will continue to allow the searing effects of indifference and insensitivity to the effects of their choices to permeate more and more of the moral and sacred places of society.

I have been impressed to warn believers that the increase of sexual lures and smutty language has begun to pay a toll much larger than they realize.  Many women who call themselves a follower of Christ have sadly joined the ranks of those who bare their deep cleavage and bellies (and more) as acceptable choices, joining in with “edgy fashions” and have been lulled into trends that sell away the sweetness and purity of a holy life. The warning voice of the Holy Spirit has been pushed away in order to better receive the leering complements from men.

Dear Sisters…
...Redeem the time.  

The Lord says, “Wash yourselves clean from the stink of sexual prowling for validation, and come back to the place of simple beauty.”

Many men who call themselves believers have been equally lulled into patterns of television viewing that sears their minds into accepting whorish strutting and teasing to appear attractive and necessary to their manhood.

1 John 2:16
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

RUN from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Honor God with your bodies.

Ephesians 5:16
Redeem the time, the days are evil;


Sobriety-The quality of being matured or solemn.

Huge numbers of people are being brought to ruin because they are not thinking; thoughtlessly causing hurt or inconvenience to others is the devastation of thousands, and many a precious soul has been shattered through carelessness. The Lord is asking you to "consider your ways," and return to a walk with "The Still Small Voice" and begin a familiarity with him yet again. With conviction, it would be the most profitable relationship you could fall into! While you covet to see the world, you are a stranger at home.

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober.


Colossians 4:2
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

As I close this word and insights for the year, I will share the last whispers the Lord spoke clearly to me.

“Each day, upon waking, where does your heart and mind wander to? Is it the plans and lists of things you must accomplish for the day? Is it the meal you are about to eat? Is it worry and the bracing yourself for another grinding day of dealing with the pressures of life?

Return to those early awakening moments where you and I share in the dialog of my plans for you. Each day you have to live and to give, you have been given the opportunity to impact someone and to do a kindness or act of training for another. Where has your thankful heart wandered? Without it, evidence of bitterness and drudgery will manifest and sour even the brightest flower of hope.

Return to the heart of the issue and clean away the rusty decay of treadmill thinking. Each day can be a fresh adventure into Kingdom purpose or, a continual repeating of  a dreary existence. Choose ever so wisely.”

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Hebrews 12:28

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Mary Lindow

Thursday, December 16, 2010


 A Prophetic Word by the Holy Spirit through Mary Lindow

Have you noticed that there are so very many voices in the world today claiming great insight and wisdom?

What I will teach you in the days ahead will instruct you in the way you should carefully and yes, even cautiously lead your life! 
Listen, and it will keep you on My sharp advantage.
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you."
Psalm 32:8

 So many are gobbling up heady information from the voices of humanistic thought. Most of it is void of any real lasting wisdom. Many of my best prophets and teachers began to mix worldly thought with My Word and ended up diluting the power of their calling.

The power you long to see manifesting in your ministry settings only comes from getting clear and perfect instruction from My word. Dabble in intellectual study and you will appear “wise in the eyes of men,” but from My heavenly library of wisdom, you are viewed as shallow and pompous.

 "Guard what has been entrusted to your care.
Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas
of what is falsely called knowledge."
1 Timothy 6:20

 I want to demonstrate My instructions!
I will back up every teaching I have given to you with signs and miracles.

Sit at My feet and receive instruction.
Just like Mary did.
It will not be taken from you.

 "Let his faithful people be filled with joy because of that honor. 
Let them sing with joy even when they are lying in bed."
Psalm 149:5

I give you many things to speak out to My kingdom children.
Often, the insights seem simple.

I don’t ask you to figure out the reasons or the styles that I have you deliver words for Me. Just deliver them the way I ask, and when you have finished the delivery, wait for your next assignment!

Lay down for a time of rest, refilling, and rejoicing!
You must remember to re-fuel your body, soul and spirit!

Rest your body after giving out in ministry times! Quiet your mind with peaceful adoration and thanksgiving for all we accomplished together in caring for My people! Build your spirit man up by praying in the language of heaven!

"For anyone who enters God’s rest 
also rests from their works,
just as God did from his."
Hebrews 4:10

You will be reinforced and ready to impart and instruct with my fresh anointing and a heart filled with joy!

 Everything in heaven and on earth was created to declare My majesty! 
The stars were created to radiate and twinkle My message of reflecting the light that flows from heaven! From the Father of Light!
In Him there are no shadows or darkness. 

Every planet orbits in a musical rhythm!
Each planet following it’s own unique pathway of perfect balance in Me!
I hold the universe in the palm of My hand!

"When I consider your heavens, 
the work of your fingers, 
the moon and the stars, 
which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, 

human beings that you care for them?"
Psalm 8:3-4

Everything I have formed and breathed upon has a declaration to make!
I Am the God of Wonder and Majesty!

If I hold the entire balance of hundreds of stars and galaxies beyond the one you live in, why would you fear that your life is not “orbiting” around my “Son” and His light just as I planned it?

I have everything for your life totally in motion NOW!
You may not see it but the course I have you on will bring promotion in the right “orbit”!

 Instead. Declare My majesty!
Prophesy to the winds! Let you words go out as containers of life, seeking out souls!  Those words will not return to you empty!
They will return full of My wonder and My majesty!

“So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; 
It shall not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, 
And without succeeding {in the matter} for which I sent it.” ~Isaiah. 55:11

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Walking in the Way of the Widow"

By Mary Lindow

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me,

Then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

~C T Studd

She was a woman. She was poor.

These are two facts anyone could tell that day in the Court of the Women in the Temple in Jerusalem

She was also a widow who was down to her last two coins. These are facts that Jesus also knew about her.

She was a woman of great faith. She became a living sermon. She remains a picture of faith as she put her whole trust in God, not holding anything back.

This unnamed woman is known now by her marital status and her coins rather than her name, for the story is “The Widow’s Mite” and she is “The Widow.” Yet we should be careful to note that it is the story of “The Widow’s Mites” as the woman had two small coins. Each of her coins were worth one four-hundredth of a shekel or what we might think of as an eighth of a penny each. Too small to bear a stamped imprint, they were the grimiest of coins in the empire of Rome.

Mark sets the scene for us in Mark 12:38-44

On his way out, he pauses over and against the coffers to watch as offerings are made. Each person would walk up to one of the thirteen trumpet-shaped receptacles, which were lined along the wall of the Court of the Women. As they tossed in their offering, the person was expected to say out loud the amount and purpose of the gift in order to be heard by the priest taking collections.

It would have been a remarkable sight to see people in fine clothes tossing in large sums, calling out to all how much they gave. And in such a group, who would even notice the widow tossing the two smallest coins in the empire into the offering? Yet, in a move that is so very like him, Jesus notices and calls attention to this act of faith.

Jesus calls his disciples together and says,

“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are giving to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Jesus knows that these are not any two coins, but the woman’s last two coins. The text says, “All she had to live on,” but in the Greek translation the meaning is even more moving and meaningful. What is really said is that she put in her “bios.” It’s the word from which we get “biology,” the study of life. For Jesus tells us that the widow put her “life” into the temple treasury that day.

she had none of these. She was dependent on God and her neighbor for everything. She didn’t have two feet to stand on; she didn’t have bootstraps to pull up. She was totally dependent -- and that’s what Jesus pulls out of her story like a pearl of great price. This is what we are to be like before God -- dependent on nothing but the grace of God. We are to be people without any resources except the riches of God’s mercy.

but what that money is for us and to us. Is it our heart, our security our source of power, or is it a tool? Are we dependent on our money to give us all we want and need from life, or are we dependent on God to make us flourish? “If you follow me”, Jesus teaches, “You will walk in the way of the widow.” Live lives that show in everything you do and say that you are dependent on God for all you have and all you are.

As free people we’ve been taught to celebrate our independence, but Jesus teaches us to celebrate our great dependence on God alone. If independence is a sign of strength and success, how can we possibly rejoice in dependence?

Our culture counsels us to become like the honored scribes, but Jesus instructs us to become like the dishonored widow. We are to model our lives on one we would normally overlook. Not by being too busy admiring the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Was Jesus’ arm around the woman as he said, “This poor widow has put in more …” or was the woman blending back into the crowd, never to be seen again? Or perhaps Jesus asked his own keeper of the purse, Judas Iscariot, to give something to this woman so that she would not go hungry that evening. Or better still, did the widow come to be a Christ follower? Did she join with the other women who journeyed with Jesus from Galilee to the cross and beyond?

The nameless widow who gave two small coins fades into the background. We may want to know her name in order to name churches, schools, and organizations in her honor. We may want to give her a place of honor in Jesus’ stories alongside disciples whose names we know, though their trust in God wasn’t always so exemplary.

But perhaps namelessness is appropriate for this living parable. And maybe it is best, too, that we don’t find out how her story ends. The nameless woman whose ultimate outcome we never know is perhaps an even better picture of trust, for her story was a precarious one. She went to the temple that day not knowing if she would ever have two little coins to call her own again. It could have been her path to a life of begging or even a place on the road to starvation.

the widow reached out to God. She trusted that if she gave everything she had to God, even the little she gave would be honored. And whether she was repaid generously by Jesus himself, or God cared for her in some other way, we, too, have to trust. We trust that the widow’s story turned out all right. We trust that whether she lived or died, she was God’s.

By her example, Jesus shows that what we withhold may matter more than what we offer. The widow was a woman of great faith, who held nothing back. She knew what Jesus’ disciples were just learning: we are to share; knowing that everything we have is God’s already. We can’t give God anything. But we can offer our very selves to the Kingdom of God, holding nothing back.

and supplies for living and provisions for simple pleasures have become leaner. The ability to go to the nations and cities that I have been to in past years to tell of Christ’s goodness, and to care for those whom he sent me too has suffered a great cutting back, as others who could once assist in sending me, have also met with leaner times. I have recently worked three quarter time job positions to help financial obligations. I find it amazing just how many well intentioned folks find reasons or theories that seem to comment on why God is "allowing me" to encounter some of these adjustments. Truly, it is best to remain silent and not engage in too much dialog with those who lack the basics of discernment and empathetic graces!

It in fact, has increased. I am finding creative and sometimes extreme sacrificial ways to bless others and to care for others whom I love and desire to bring help and a modicum of comfort to.

to many, and is often viewed as repulsive to those who seem to have plenty. Sadly, also found among some groups of self-gratifying and critical believers, there is a cynicism that breaks the heart of God when they voice their “concern” when others who are Christians as well may be losing jobs, homes, and other sustainable things.

Their condescending snarls and “tisk tisking” posturings sicken and shatter the hearts of those who are in agony and loss. I am absolutely certain that God is not only horrified that one of his children would rise up as judge and commentator regarding another child of God in this type of struggle, but in fact, am sure that God Himself probably has brought those who are in such sorrow, across the paths of those who need to be broken and delivered from their carnal deceit and passivity to help free another from the chains of anxiety and grief.

Not to get, not to demand multiplication, not to posture, not to be known and certainly not to be thanked! For all of these are repulsive in the eyes of God.

When you give, let it go freely to those whom God has shown you, those whom HE is directing you to. And…. LEAVE it in His hands to manage.

and thanksgiving. If God is running the universe and ruling my life, I no longer have to save myself, prove myself or justify myself. I’m the work of God’s hands. I rest and work in those hands and I shall die in those hands. To be free of those hands would be death to me, because in them is life abundant.

She was a woman.

She was poor.

She was a widow down to her last two coins.

She was a child of God who placed her whole life back in her loving creator’s hands.

Can you and I do the same?

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Friday, October 1, 2010

"The Event of Deception and Its Uncovering"

by Mary Lindow
In this time of re-positioning and adjustment in the Body of Christ on earth, the Lord is shaking everything He can and chooses to expose anything that we might be hiding or trying to avoid correction over.
It doesn't matter if you are educated, polished, intelligent or stunning in delivery or in appearance.
The Lord is saying to His People;
“In order to trust you with a Kingdom Harvest,
I must bring into my Holy light all that is hidden in any dark place of your life!”
For many of us, friends near and dear to us as well as colleagues have chosen to become idle, apathetic, sexually deviant, filled with self-pity, and some, nauseatingly self-promoting.
As these behaviors come to the surface, God allows many hearts to be broken, and stripped of immature ranting, and above all,
a tremendous amount of sobriety is now awakened in our lives.
The following story is very familiar to us but there are a few key points the Lord brought to my attention.

Genesis chapter 4
Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain.
She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man."
Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
Now, Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.
In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.
So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Then the LORD said to Cain,
"Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?
But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;
it desires to have you, but you must master it."
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field."
And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
The LORD said, "What have you done?
Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground,
which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.
You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth,
and whoever finds me will kill me."
But the LORD said to him, "Not so if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over."
Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,
east of Eden.

CAIN didn't bring the very best of His goods, his talents, or his labor as a sacrifice. Just some of the fruits.
He grabbed just anything, certainly not his best. Not the very first fruits, not thinking God was watching.
Hmmmmm.... Sounds like his parents Adam and Eve. The same iniquity being passed down and re-enacted.
Abel however, brought the very best cuts with fat, to the Lord.
The very best cuts from the 1st born sheep of His flocks.
Both of these brothers knew what pleased God!
This wasn't the first time they had offered sacrifice to the Lord!
This offering was done every year!
They knew what was expected of them!
When God doesn't look with favor on Cain's' offering and instead blesses Abel …Cain is really ticked off! WHY?!
He wanted God to bless his PRESENT mediocrity! AFTER ALL…in the past years he had brought great tokens of devotion.
Cain begins to POUT! "God Just isn't fair!"
(Sounds like the same voice that influenced Adam and EVE!)
Now poor Cain looks sad and misunderstood!
Here is a key ingredient to the situation.
Verse 6 & 7
Then the LORD said to Cain,
"Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?
But if you do not do what is right,
sin is crouching at your door;
it desires to have you, but you must master it."
God came to check the Character of Cain-to judge Him fairly, to see what was accumulating in His heart's storehouse.
You see, Cain had become very lazy in His approach to thanking God and honoring Him. Cain was much more impressed with himself. He loved himself!
In the heat of anger and rage...
(just a side note here- this often manifests when God exposes the hidden agendas in our lives…)
In the heat of anger and rage, Cain disregards God's voice and takes things into his own hands.
Verse 8 to 15
Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field."
And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
The LORD said, "What have you done?
Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
But the LORD said to him, "Not so if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over."
Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
So Cain went out from the LORD'S presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
When a just punishment is handed down from God,
Cain still tries to manipulate and whine his way
out of the consequences.
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear.
YOU are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence;
I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
He is sent to a land called Nod, which means "Wandering.”
Away…from the presence of the Lord.
...And expect great and powerful results when the sin crouching at the door of our own hearts is yet to be mastered.
The Lord wants to perfect His people through the power of His Holy Spirit flowing through them out into the Harvest field.
But it must come thru holy people who have mastered the sin crouching at the door.
The character and attitudes of our hearts must be examined, dealt with, and Mastered. (Capital M intended!)
The Lord wants us to know that in order to rule as people of authority, we must also be fair and honest with the Lord so we can truly serve His people. He wants Servant Leaders.........NOT LEADERS WITH SERVANTS!
What is it like Cain that you have half heartedly offered to God this last year? Do you Rage at correction from Him or act wounded and downcast to avoid changing? Do you think that your past good deeds and good behavior are enough to obtain a present day blessing? Does Lucifer have a place to invade your heart or home or church?
Is it judging others? Exaggeration of circumstances? Racial distrust? Pride in your title or position? Is it Love of things more than God? Mismanaging Funds? Envy of others talents or Gifts? Self Pity?
The list could go on forever. We all know where the Lord has turned up the heat to smoke out any thing that is hidden
Hearts humbled through worshiping and bowing down before the Lord will bring the very Presence of the Lord into our lives, our families our circumstances. Psalm 101 is what he desires for His people to observe with great sobriety as He again will come and shake the church for another season before the ingathering of souls begins.
When we have mastered the doors of our own hearts, truly then we can approach the Gates of Heaven and Storm them with nothing being held back from the Father.
I will sing of your love and justice, Lord.
I will praise you with songs.
I will be careful to live a blameless life
When will you come to give support to me?
I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.
I hate all who deal crookedly;
I will have nothing to do with them.
I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors.
I will not endure conceit and pride.
I will search for faithful people to be my companions.
Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve with me.
I will not allow deceivers to serve in the house,
And liars will not stay in my presence.
My daily task will be to force out out the wicked
and release the city of the Lord from their grip.
Psalm 101
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