Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Jennifer

In preface to this letter, I would just like to say how thankful I am for the family of God. Please, if you find this to be of any value, insert your name instead of mine.

Dear Jennifer,

First off I want you to know that I thank the Lord for you. I see what a great work he has done in your life and the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ dwells with you. I hear reports of your faith and your diligence in your pursuit of Christ and the Lord is well pleased.
You have faced many trials in your life, but you walk in victory. I urge you to keep up with the momentum that the Lord swirls you into and to stand boldly in the calling He has set before you. For he has called you to be a demonstration of his truth, and of which you have been qualified through Jesus Christ. May you always allow Jesus to have preeminence in your life, for He has superiority over all things.
Here is a trustworthy saying: the Lord in faithful to fulfill the promises of His word. For His love will cover over a multitude of sins. You no longer walk among the dead, but you are resurrected to participate in the life of Christ. He has freely justified you through faith in Him.
So, since you have been freely justified you can now walk in the grace that Jesus Christ has given you access to. Stand boldly before the Lord in His throne room of grace, for He paid the highest price of your admission. You are a daughter of the King of Kings and by birth have gained the right to a divine inheritance, one that can never perish or fade away.
Therefor, rid yourself of everything unworthy of being presented in the presence of God. For His presence is holy. All hate, shame, anger, brokenness, bitterness, deceit, and hypocracy must kneel before the name of Christ. But be a partaker in goodness, knowledge, self-control, perserverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. For love will abound forevermore.
I write this to remind you always of the love that our Lord Jesus Christ has for you. That Jesus himself sits at the right hand of God and interceeds on your behalf, that you may be one with Him as He is with the Father. Therefor, dear friend, since you already know these things to be true, be on the lookout for those who will try to corrupt your mind and cause you to fall from your secure position in Christ. But may you always grow in the grace and knowledge of who Jesus is, the author and perfector of you. To Him be glory both now and forever, Amen.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bethel- and Momentum

Speaking of History- a funny thing happened. I went up to Bethel to visit the healing room they have and on Friday night (my birthday), I received a book by Eric Johnson from Bill Johnson who was speaking that night. It is now Monday and I just finished the book I got, which is titled Momentum. I find this funny because I have been studying the history of Redlands to get a feel for what has already been done to better understand what we can do... I think the Lord is really good at giving gifts...

So on this subject, Momentum satisfied my hunger for a movement of God to be started, or rather, continued. I can hardly begin to describe what I am feeling inside, it is almost violent. Sometimes I feel like throwing things across the room and screaming just to see if something miraculous could happen... This is very strange urges coming from a passive person. But my intent is clear... I'm ready.

So what now? I've read another book, I've been in scripture... Now what? Well, it's time for reality. It's time to help people understand their reality in the Kingdom of Heaven. It's time to understand our destiny, which is closely tied to those around us. It's time for us to realize that our community is going to be the ones that anoint us and send us out, just as Jesus did with his disciples. It's time to recognize that the more we make this life about us the more dark this works becomes. When will we choose to see the light in one another versus seeing the darkness? There are millions of people dying, literally, for an encounter with an alternative reality. Will you be the ones standing next to me? Or will you be the ones persecuting me? There are only two camps in the eyes of the Lord, and I want you in my camp.

Lord, I thank you for what you have done in those who have lived before me. I pray that you will light a fire under our seats to help this generation to wake up and understand the impact we have in this world. Thank you for your covering of grace over us as we eagerly wait upon you and learn to walk in what we have found. You are worth every sacrifice I will ever have to make because your sacrifice is worthy of my life. Thank you.

Until then, I will be making a fool of myself in the presence of God, I suggest you start getting weird too.