Saturday, March 1, 2014

Changing of the Guard Part III

Gehazi’s Greed

2 Kings 5:20-27 20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.” 21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him, and said, “Is all well?” 22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’”

23 So Naaman said, “Please, take two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants; and they carried them on ahead of him. 24 When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand, and stored them away in the house; then he let the men go, and they departed. 25 Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, “Where did you go, Gehazi?”

And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere.”  26 Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.

Message

Father shared a parable this past Thursday morning which aligns with the scripture reference from 2 Kings 5:20-27. The parable centers on a person who is hired as an employee at a company and becomes part of the company’s workforce. As an employee of this company, the individual provides a service to their employer and in return receives compensation for fulfilling what is required. One day after providing a service for a client who has connections with the local professional team, the employee announces that they need a favor and would like tickets for an upcoming game.  While the employee believes there is no harm in making this request, they may not realize that by soliciting goods or services from the client is in fact wrong and against company policy. They also may not be aware that the purpose of this policy is not only for protecting the integrity of the company but also for their benefit as well.  Companies normally put policies like this in place to help safeguard all employees including management from falling prey to greed. Without the proper boundaries in place, employees could easily be enticed away by any freebie presented and lose focus thereby affecting the integrity of the company’s vision.

It’s important to note that while some client/customer freebies may be viewed as free, someone somewhere already paid the price for it to be even being produced. Gehazi, who served the prophet Elisha, allowed the sight of a few “freebies” to draw his focus away from his ministry assignment. Apparently he felt in some way that he was somehow entitled to these items because Elisha had of course healed Naaman. What he failed to realize is that the boundaries that were in place were not there to hinder him from accepting and enjoying the “freebies” but to protect the integrity of his and Elisha’s ministry assignment. Unfortunately for him, his short lived greed came with a very high price tag.

Prophetic Utterance

Some major leaders will be stepping down because of what has happened within their ministries as it relates to greed. Father is now exposing on a grand scale. New leaders with a heart for Him will rise up to take their place. Things are being aligned and redirected so the church can truly begin to step out of its comfort zone to become a driving force in the earth before the return of the Lord. Father desires that His people be Kingdom generated and not greed motivated. Scribed @ 7:45 AM (CST) 2/27/2014

Encouragement

Grace is available. Mercy is obtainable and God is able to heal and restore you.

Deliverance Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for who you are. You are Sovereign and worthy of all the honor and glory. We surrender our hearts, mind and emotions to you on today. We ask that you forgive us for any trespass against you and others. Forgive us for harboring greed in any area of our lives.  Father, forgive us for not protecting the integrity of your church and our ministry assignments. We ask that you wash, cleanse, and purge us of any contamination from the world. Purify and align our hearts with your divine will that we can become the effective witnesses and agents of change you desire us to be. Thank you Heavenly Father for your amazing grace and another opportunity to serve you both in spirit and in truth. Amen







Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Encouragement for those who are serving in the trenches

Psalm 24 
Of David. A psalm.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.
They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty—
    he is the King of glory.

Reference:  http://www.biblegateway.com

Message 

This afternoon, a heavy tear filled intercession came up in my spirit for those who are serving in the trenches of the vineyard. Many have been crying out to the Father because they are feeling undervalued and forgotten.  

Father spoke, that yes He has heard your silent cries of anguish and frustration. And He is aware that many are serving others while in deep need. Many are wondering when they will be rewarded for countless hours of labor. Many have also wondered why they have not been allowed to enjoy the spoils as their leaders have been privy to. 

Father spoke that He has heard your request and wants you to know that your labor is not in vain. The reward that you are searching for, the recognition that you are seeking for is found in Him alone. Place not your confidence in the things of the flesh, place your hope in God alone. He is the rewarder of them that seek after Him with their whole hearts. As you work unto the Lord, it is He who will supply your every need. 

Be free today and set your heart and eyes back upon the Lord, the creator of all the earth.



Saturday, February 15, 2014

“Get ready, things are changing in the Earth”


Friday afternoon while waiting before the Lord, I heard these words “Get ready things are changing in the earth.” A few moments passed and I was then shown a vision which caused my spirit to cry out for God. Following a time of intercession, I was released and cautioned not to share the vision but to release on this blog these practical wisdom keys. 
 
1.      Take a screen shot of all of your online ministry, business or school sites and then save to a word document. 

2.      Copy the html code of your web pages or blog sites and paste and save to a word document. 

3.      Keep your online banking accounts balanced and up to date. Print off the latest statement for reference. 

4.      Document and put in a safe place the user name and pass codes to all of your ministry, business, school or social sites. 

5.      Go through your email accounts and print off important emails for filing. 

6.     Check all emails for attachments (spreadsheets, photos, etc) and save them to your desk top, floppy, CD or thumb drive. 

Know that these practical wisdom keys are not shared to cause you to enter into a place of fear; however they have been released as a precautionary measure for your benefit.

Friday February 14, 2014 




If you are in need of Jesus the Savior, you are welcome to pray the following prayer. 


Prayer of Salvation

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It’s in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reject the Spirit of Fear


Job 3:25 (NIV)

25 “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me and what I dreaded has happened to me. 26 I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.”

1 John 4:18 (NIV)

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

Job was a man who walked upright before God. So when trouble visited his home, he immediately went into a time of fasting and consecration before God.  What he did not know was the conversation that God had in Heaven concerning His character and His love and heart for Him. In the referenced scripture Job recounted to his friends how the very things that he feared the most had now come to past in his life.

Today, I have been commanded to share with you that as a child of God it is now time to reject the spirit of fear completely. Don’t allow fear on any level to dictate your day. It has no place, and it has no power over what God has already promised you He will do in your life.

Prophetic Utterance:

"Reject the spirit of fear today, and allow for your mind to be at rest. The perfect love of God on the inside of you will keep you grounded in the abundance of His grace." 2-11-2014 @ 3:07 PM

Prayer:

Father, we come into your presence lifting you up and honoring you as the Sovereign God that you are. Today, we reject, we renounce and we no longer allow for the spirit of fear to operate in any area of  our lives. In exchange, we accept , we receive and we embrace your pure love  along with a sound mind.  No more doubt or disbelief, for we now walk in our divine release.  In Jesus name, amen.


Blessings

Reference:
http://www.biblegateway.com


If you are in need of Jesus the Savior, you are welcome to pray the following prayer.

Prayer of Salvation

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It’s in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Partial Obedience



1 Samuel 15:10-34

10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11 “I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the Lord all that night.

12 Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, “Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal.”

13 When Samuel reached him, Saul said, “The Lord bless you! I have carried out the Lord’s instructions.” 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?”

15 Saul answered, “The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord your God, but we totally destroyed the rest.”16 “Enough!” Samuel said to Saul. “Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.”“Tell me,” Saul replied.

17 Samuel said, “Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18 And he sent you on a mission, saying, ‘Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; wage war against them until you have wiped them out.’ 19 Why did you not obey the Lord? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the Lord?”

20 “But I did obey the Lord,” Saul said. “I went on the mission the Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. 21 The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”

22 But Samuel replied:“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord?To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. I violated the Lord’s command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them. 25 Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord.”26 But Samuel said to him, “I will not go back with you. You have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you as king over Israel!”

27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. 28 Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors to one better than you. 29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

30 Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” 31 So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord.

32 Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites.”Agag came to him in chains. And he thought, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”

33 But Samuel said,“As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel put Agag to death before the Lord at Gilgal.

34 Then Samuel left for Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.



Message

Many of the Lord’s prophets have already been assigned in this season to clean up what some of the Lord’s leaders have not fully obeyed. Understand, that the Lord’s prophets are not only messengers but they also do clean up work as directed by the Father.

“What the Church will not address, Father will give His prophets a message concerning that very thing to speak forth.”  January 27, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

“What things (subjects) are we not addressing within the  church that God has given us as leaders to speak about,  but we have given people only a bite, and have not given them the whole meal as He has instructed? Know that this is not full but partial obedience. Partial obedience is like disobedience and Father is not pleased. First go to God, and then go back and deliver the whole scroll, the whole word as He originally directed you to.” January 27, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

The Father's grace awaits you. 

Encouragement

Psalm 51 A psalm of David.

1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.

5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. 15 Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Scripture Reference

Monday, December 30, 2013

You can just call me a Disciple of Christ



In a year where God has been re-establishing His Divine Order; there were many areas of our lives including those within our society that have faced repeated shakings, cleansings, readjustments and the re-establishing of the ancient landmarks. In this year alone, many have witnessed religious battles where people jockeyed for positions or status among select groups. Many of these public and private skirmishes while not started by first timers or those who did not have a clue; were actually begun by many who considered themselves part of the religious elite.

When Jesus walked the earth, there were many such skirmishes and inner struggles similar to those occurring today. Three groups in particular namely the Sadducees, Pharisees and Essenes which will be discussed in this particular message. According to information shared on the Jewish Virtual Library site, “the most important of the three were the Pharisees because they are the spiritual fathers of modern Judaism” (Jewish Virtual Library). In addition, the Pharisees believed in and adhered to the Law of God as passed down to His servant Moses. The Sadducees as the second group have been described as the “elitists who wanted to maintain the priestly caste” (Jewish Virtual Library). Also to note, the Sadducees differed in their perspective from the Pharisees because their main focus was on the written law namely the Torah as their foundational source for wisdom. The last of these three groups is known as the Essenes, who “believed the others had corrupted the city and the Temple” (Jewish Virtual Library). In light of their views, the Essenes left what they considered to be these “unholy cites” and took up residence far “away from the world” (Ross, Allen). To learn more about these particular groups just click on the reference links.

As this natural year comes to a close and while the Sovereign Father yet continues to align and redirect His people back to flowing in sync with His heartbeat, the question that one may ask; is when Father’s divine order is fully operating according to plan will any of the doctrines, policies or personal perceptions of any of these groups matter in the eyes of the very one who created and established the earth? The answer to this question is “No, of course not.”

During Jesus' time one of the many lessons he taught his disciples concerned two of the main groups discussed. The Pharisees and Sadducees seemed to always be in direct opposition to his teachings. In Matthew 16:5-7 Jesus gave his disciples this direct warning When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.” Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

While the dictates of religion can sometimes be cruel, as children of the living and Most High God, it is imperative that we must not allow ourselves to get caught up with any group that seeks to argue or even seek to make the word of God of no effect. The bible teaches us in Isaiah 55:8-11“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” So when others seek to discredit the word of God, it’s not necessary for you jump into religious battles trying to defend the word. Just speak the word, pursue peace and then allow the word to go forth to accomplish the Father’s purpose in the earth. If the Father is at peace concerning His own word, then surely Disciples of Christ should be too.

The time has arrived for the true Disciples of Christ to arise and stand upon the firm foundation, the rock in which the church was built upon. It’s time to learn how to persevere, keep the faith and stand strong in the midst of religious critics. The Lord is soon to return so it is important to choose now which group you want to be associated with.

If this message has ministered to you in any way please take a moment to pause and ask the Father to forgive you for any of the times you may have allowed yourself to operate outside His will in a religious manner. Rest assured you are not alone. Many others have been this way before as well. Just know that now your sins are forgiven and Father desires to pour out His love afresh upon you at this very moment. This is the time for new wine to be poured into the new wineskins. But in order to partake of this tremendous blessed opportunity, you must be free of religion and open to allow the Spirit of God free course and room to flow unhindered in your life.

Blessings, as you embark upon your new journey in Christ


References:

Jewish Virtual Library

Ross, Allen,. The Essenes

The Pharisees

The Sadducees


Die Religion Die (Poem)

Cast down your pride and your old mindsets, our God is a living God
and He deserves our very best.

God is not concerned if you can two step in place, or even when 
you’re fasting that you wear a down cast face.

God is not looking for people who feel comfortable in a mold. He called
us as servants and His word has called for us to be bold.

He called us as witnesses to be lights upon a hill, not to be religious 
puppets seeking man and not Him for His will.

We must gather together as God's chosen people and prepare for our 
battle cry. No more business as usual, as we shout to the world, 
Die Religion Die.

Copyrighted 2005 Arnita L. Fields
Published in Rescued, Restored, Renewed & Revived, 2006



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

JESUS (No Longer a Babe in a Manger)

Merry Christmas Blessings to each of you. In honor of our beautiful guest of honor, I would like to share a poem I wrote after Christmas 2004. Blessings & love, enjoy.


JESUS (No Longer a Babe in a Manger)

Jesus my strength, my strongtower, my intercessor and my King.
You're my peace, my joy and most definitely my everything.

Jesus the sweet lamb of God
Lion of the tribe of Judah.
You're seated at the right hand of the Father God
where no one else can move You.

Jesus no longer a babe in a manger
wrapped in swaddlin ' clothes.
You're the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords
who came to save lost souls.

Jesus no longer a babe in a manger,
who was at the beginning before it was ever begun.
You were born to die upon a ruggard cross,
so through salvation we could become one.


copyright 2005 Arnita L. Fields