Friday, 5 April 2013

Intercessory Alert

Intercessory Alert

A lot of rhetoric is going on as North Korea's spoiled son now leads the country.  Rumors of nukes being fired and the revving up of an old nuclear reactor have much of the world worried.  Joel Rosenberg's book "Dead Heat" may very shortly coming to pass if we do not get this right.  The United States can ill afford to read the signals wrong and we need intercessors on the wall on high alert.  It is not easy to bend ones knee and seek the face of the Lord but one needs perseverance and a willing heart to watch and seriously pray and intercede.  If the church would truly learn to do so it could avert much of what may shortly come to pass. Alas, many are busy about much and not busy about their Fathers business. 

The Lord has such love for us and wants to help us to do His will in the earth as it is in heaven.  We cannot walk out our salvation alone but need Him each moment of every day to lead, guide and direct our lives.  Jesus is the answer!  The only answer to mans dilemma.  Sin is rampant and Jesus is the only one that can eradicate sin.  He is the only one that can truly change human nature and bring to death that old man.  Ceasing to sin is not possible in ourselves but when Christ truly lives in a man or woman and they allow Him to be Lord it brings forth lasting change.

Let us as the church cry out to the Lord.  Let us take time in the secret place to hear His voice.  Let us walk with our Father and not stop crying out day and night till we see change.  The Lord puts in leaders and scripture says He removes them too.  This is definitely being allowed by the Lord but how America and the world handle it is going to determine the outcome.

How we as the church take our position in the body as intercessors and pray through will determine our future.  Let us life up our voices and cry out to the Lord and repent of our sin and then we will hear from heaven and He will heal our land. A spirit of repentance needs to fall on each one from the least to the greatest and the church needs to walk as it did in the beginning. We need pure hearts to truly intercede and bring forth change. Today we are being challenged to come up higher and allow Father God to do a lasting work in our lives. None of this worldly stuff matters at all and for myself in fifty years none of this will be remembered. 

What will count is what one does with the prayer needs that cross our path.  Will we say, another will pray or will we take up our cross, deny ourselves and come to the place of being the intercessors the Lord wants us to be.  The choice is ours.  Will we stand as the body of Christ together and be light in this ever darkening world.  Will we let our light shine before men and glorify our Father in Heaven.  Let us change history by how we respond to the call of the Lord to watch and pray. Pray for our Nations leaders that they come to know the Lord and bend their knee before Almighty God. The  effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much and much can be delayed, lives spared and demonic acts averted by our intercession.  The gates of hell will not prevail against us.

 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Patricia Hamel

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Another Gospel

Another gospel 
August 12, 2012
by Patricia Hamel

The apostle Paul spoke to the congregations of Galatia saying he was amazed that they had so soon turned to a different gospel.  He said it was not another gospel at all but that there were deceivers troubling them to get them to turn from the Lord. Today also we find there are those who pervert the gospel and preach  another gospel other than the gospel of Christ.  

There are some very basic foundational teachings for those that follow Christ and we cannot and must not sacrifice them to please those that are preaching unity at the expense of the truth.  We must know what we believe so that when someone comes along with doctrines that are not of the Lord we will know the difference.  Paul goes as far as to say, let them be accursed.  Now words like that today would get one in hot water in many churches.  Yet, there are truths in God's word that we must not sacrifice for the sake of unity. 
Paul states the gospel that he first heard was not mans gospel but that he received it through the revelation of Jesus Christ.  Truly it is Christ that must reveal himself to man through the drawing of the Holy Spirit.  We are called by the grace of God and it is not anything to do with our goodness but only through the mercy of God.  Paul was called to preach to the Gentiles and really had an experience with the Lord.  He did not immediately talk to men but was with the Lord for three years learning from Him the deep things of God.  He really was Holy Ghost taught and this really changes one.  Too often we think if we are not sitting in a church twenty-four seven that we have not done the right thing when in reality this is far from the truth.

Today what would we do with one who got saved and did not get into church for three years.  The religious of our day would say they were backsliders or unsaved.  On the contrary God was doing a deep and lasting work in Paul's life.  God had called Paul to a specific people at a specific time. God calls the apostle and not man and it is the Lord who will grow him up and as we see with Paul it was a quick growth in the Lord.  This does not mean that God cannot or will not set one with others more mature, spiritual Fathers and Mothers in the faith and mentor them in the Lord.  Having a spiritual Father when it is of the Lord brings much fruit to the life of the one learning and to the spiritual Father also.  We are just stating that we cannot, must not put God in a box for it is we who are ever learning that God is God and we are the sheep of His pasture.  We cannot decide nor judge how God works in the life of another.  Sadly in Christendom today this is not the case and many are judged as backsliders because they are not sitting in the pew on Sunday morning when in essence God has spared them the religious system of this world.

One is aware that many do not and will not ever think this way and to them this kind of talk is just not the Lord.  There are many today that do not sit in the organized structures of man and yet are part of the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Many are hidden ones that the Lord has strategically set aside for His purpose and plans and He is doing a lasting work in their lives, a deep work outside of the religious structures of men for His purposes.  They will march only to His orders and they will come into submission to Jesus and their true brothers and sisters in the Lord submitting to one another in the fear of God.  They are servants of Christ and will not give their allegiance to man, a church board or church membership.  This rocks the thinking of many. 

God called Paul for His purposes and there are those of you who have been called by God.  Many of you feel set aside right now in your small corner but you need to keep seeking the Lord and asking Him to set you where He would have you to be.  We are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together but Jesus did say that where two or three are gathered He was there in the midst of them. At times you may be in a small home group or meeting elsewhere and at times corporately come together with others of like precious faith in a large meeting place to worship the Lord and fellowship together.  Pray for Divine connections and be open to those that He would set you with and do not look at the outward appearance but see the heart.  He does choose the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.  Not mighty or noble are called.  Be open to the God opportunities He puts in your path and walk wisely and take advantage of the opportunities He puts before you. 

Do not despise small beginnings but know it is God that must grow a man or woman up and that you must work out your salvation with fear and trembling.  Pray, seek His face, call on His name with your whole heart and in due time as you walk in humility and learn the lessons from God's school of learning He will raise you up.  Be strengthened daily in His Word and call on the name of the Lord.  Doors of opportunity are there no matter how small and again the Lord is saying, do not despise small beginnings but always abound in the work of the Lord by entering daily into His presence.  You will be blessed as you do take time and have as a foundation your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ who is the chief cornerstone.  Lean heavily on the rock and in due time you will be changed into His image.  In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. 

I am astounded that you are so quick to remove yourselves from me, the one who called you by the Messiah’s grace, and turn to some other supposedly “Good News,” which is not good news at all! What is really happening is that certain people are pestering you and trying to pervert the genuine Good News of the Messiah. But even if we — or, for that matter, an angel from heaven! — were to announce to you some so-called “Good News” contrary to the Good News we did announce to you, let him be under a curse forever! We said it before, and I say it again: if anyone announces “Good News” contrary to what you received, let him be under a curse forever!  Galatians 1:6 (CJB)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Marriage, One Man, One Woman

Marriage, One Man, One Woman

The church has struggled much on standing up for biblical truth and defending it. The scriptures tells us you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in the contest against sin. Heb. 12:4 (CJB) Jesus was hated and hung on the cross because men could not bear the truth that He spoke and because God had a plan to redeem mankind.  Many times they tried to kill Him and yet until the appointed time He was able to walk through the crowd and out of harm's way. At the appointed time He laid down His life with sacrificial love for all mankind.

Standing as a believer is something that we cannot do in our own strength.  A line is being drawn in the sand where we are having to decide whose side we are on.  Will we stand wholeheartedly for the Word of God amid the storms that are raising their ugly head?  Issues are coming up where we are being challenged to come to a new level of faith and commitment.  Will we keep silent or will we speak the truth in love, calling sin as the Word of God calls it?

In the United States we have heard of the battle over righteousness in believing that marriage is between one man and one woman.  Canada's laws  have already been changed and many have chosen the path that they will follow. How did this very basic fundamental truth about marriage that is basic to our survival as a people come under such erosion by the enemy?  How is it that man cannot see and know that a man and woman made in the image of God were created to marry and procreate and that no other two species except male and female can bring the fruit of the womb. 

27 So God created humankind in his own image; in the image of God he created him:
male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.” Genesis 1:27 (CJB)

Men are calling good evil and evil good.  As it was in the days of Noah so it will be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.  The Lord spoke about the condition of men's hearts then and they are the same today.   He is not willing that any should perish but all should come to the truth.  His love for mankind took Him to the cross where He suffered, died and rose again that we might be set free from our sin and that we might come to know Him. 

One day all will give an account of how they lived there lives here on this earth.  Were we holy as He is Holy?  Did we walk in truth and righteousness?  Did we speak the truth in love and stand as that watchman on the wall who was called to speak so that the blood of another would not be on his hands? 

Have you spoken when it is uncomfortable, unpopular and would cost you something dear.  Have you dared to speak the whole counsel when led of the Holy Spirit to do so?  We are living in times like the days of Noah, eating, drinking, getting married and going about business as usual.

We need to take a stand now for what we believe.  Daily the rights of those of precious faith are under attack.  Let Christ in you arise and be fortified in His Word.  We are told that the day will come when all will hate you and we do not like to think about this.  One can feel the spiritual climate changing daily and we need to guard our relationship with Jesus. We are to love the sinner, pray for them, but come out from among them and be separate.  It is only as you live a separated life that you will  have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the church. 

Recently in sharing that someone was getting married, a person asked the question, "to a man or woman", in jesting.  This shows how the truth of God's word has been rejected to suit the sin of man rather than man allowing God to move on His heart that He might follow Jesus. Taking up our cross daily and following Him is becoming increasingly difficult and unpopular. Yet there is no option for the true follower of Christ.  Let us be willing to daily take up our cross and follow Jesus. 

The word of Adonai came to me: “Human being, speak to your people; say to them, ‘Suppose I bring the sword on a country, and the people of that country take one of their men and appoint him their watchman. Now if, upon seeing the sword coming against that country, he blows the shofar and warns the people; then, if the sword comes and takes away someone who heard the sound of the shofar but paid no attention to it, the responsibility for that person’s death will be his own — he heard the shofar but paid no attention, so the responsibility for his death is his own; whereas if he had paid attention, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the shofar, so that the people are not warned; and then the sword comes and takes any one of them, that one is indeed taken away in his guilt, but I will hold the watchman responsible for his death.’
“Likewise you, human being — I have appointed you as watchman for the house of Isra’el. Therefore, when you hear the word from my mouth, warn them for me. When I tell the wicked person, ‘Wicked person, you will certainly die’; and you fail to speak and warn the wicked person to leave his way; then that wicked person will die guilty; and I will hold you responsible for his death. On the other hand, if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he doesn’t turn from his way; then he will still die guilty, but you will have saved your own life. Ezekiel 33:1-7 (CJB)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

God's Plumb Line - The Word of God

God’s Plumb Line – The Word of God
Patricia Hamel

One just has to do a little reading online and realize that it is imperative that we abide in Jesus with ever increasing diligence out of our love for Him alone.  I was concerned at things that I read today and realized that there is great deception on many fronts.  Except man know the Word of God he is going to be deceived.  We cannot/must not rely on dreams and visions, but in His Word and it is out of relationship with Jesus alone that these other experiences happen.
I am all for dreams and visions of the Lord.  All for God speaking to His people and our seeing the supernatural works of God as in the books of Acts.  What I am not for and will speak out against is people getting involved in things that are contrary to His Word and stumbling blocks for others.
We are living in a time when sin is rampant, deception is ever increasing and a great falling away is taking place.  We need to know His voice out of relationship with Him.  Jesus alone is the author and finisher of our faith.  Do not put your hope in men but in the Lord.  Pray for the discerning of spirits and that you will know the moving of God and that He will teach you and bring all things to your remembrance.
Always judge the prophetic word and be in the Word daily so that you are not deceived.  Much is spoken that is a counterfeit and unless you clearly hear Me, wait and put it on the back burner to be prayed over and discerned.  Guard against following big names and follow Me.  There are many that will become embroiled in following organizations but I said, follow Me. Christ alone is your plumb line in this world.  He is the standard and the Word of God.  Put My Word first and spend time in it, rather than seeking supernatural experiences.  It is out of relationship with My Word that any other experience must flow.  The Word of God will abide forever, follow Me and I will teach you and lead you into all truth.
Man’s experiences are many, and they tout their horn but it is My Word that must have the preeminence.  It is not the glitter and glory of this world that will stand.  Katrina was My judgment.  The Mardi Gras was the most sinful thing happening and it fed this city rampant sin regularly.  I am saying, that sin will not be tolerated.  It will not be accepted among those that bear My name but is to be repented of daily at the moment you realize you have sinned.
What you hear from God is as valid as any big time prophet with a name.  Do not follow them but follow Me for I am the Lord and the prophets, my servants.  Many false prophets are abounding, pray to discern.  Leave all to Me and pray, for I will expose the works of darkness.  There is a river of information flowing and mans knowledge, but not His love for Me, has increased.  There is nothing new under the sun and My Word is more up to date than any news cast.  Oh that my people would spend time with Me.  Men and women of prayer are needed.  It is time to sort out that which you believe.  The confusion and muddle in the minds of many would be cleared quickly if they spent but a short time in My Word.  Voices are speaking.  Many voices are calling out hear Me.  I say to you, hear the Word of the Lord.  Hear Me when I speak to you through My Word.

Hear Me, the Lord your God and let My still small voice speak.  The world is like a vacuum sucking in all that will turn to it and if you do not guard your mind in My Word many of you will be forever taking in by its lure.  It is beckoning and calling and you are in this world but not of it.  You are to be a separate people, separated unto Me.  Always abounding in My Word and work.  You are not to fellowship with the world but with those of like precious faith but are to be a witness for Me.  You must turn your back on the world for those that love the world do not have the love of the Father in them.  All that is of the world, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life are not of Me.  I am calling My children, come out of the world, the hour is late, the deception ever deepening and you need Me.  The cross is where you began, stay close to the cross.  I died and paid the price in full being raised from the dead for you.  Take up your cross daily and follow Me.

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.  Amos 7:7

Contending For The Faith

 May 10, 2012
 by Patricia Hamel

President Obama's announcement on his agreement with gay marriage makes one keenly aware that we are contending for the faith.  Our very faith in the truth of the Word of God is being challenged by those in highest authority in the land.  This is truly an abomination to the Lord and will bring judgment on the nations that sanction and practice same sex marriage.  Where do we go from here?
God truly loves the homosexual, the adulterer and the sinner in general but He hates the sin.  Are we raising up a standard or becoming complacent in the church?  It has become whatever it takes to get a vote even here in the nation of Canada.  Homeschoolers in Alberta, Canada are being challenged as the these values are being eroded.  New laws  will  infringe on the right of parents to teach the truth of the Word of God about matters such as homosexuality in their homeschooling curriculum. This is not possible when many homeschooling programs are bible based and one must teach the whole counsel of the Lord. The Alberta Human Rights Act was amended in 2009 to define marriage as between two “persons” instead of a man and a woman. We have come a long way from the truth of the Word of God (in Genesis ) and accepting alternate lifestyles as a way of life. Lord have mercy!

How can we stand without judgment in our respective nations when we have lost our moral compass that is set by the Word of God and instead accept the word of humanistic, evil men and women who have no value for the holiness of the Lord.  His name has become a swear word rather than a name to be revered and we need to clean up our act in a hurry.  It is going to take the church to wake up and stand up on its feet and begin without fear of man to address these issues.  5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5

What will it take for the body of Christ to wake up, pray, intercede and speak up without fear of man.  The fear of man brings a snare and the church is now caught in it because rights once deemed for all men are slowly, methodically being stripped from us before our very eyes.  Few are speaking out and are even now fearing hate crime laws that can be used against them.

The Lord tells us in His Word that we are to love good and hate evil, love the sinner and our neighbour and hate sin but be able to differentiate between the two.  Woe to those that call evil good and good evil is written in scripture and God has not changed His mind and is not going to rewrite His Word to please sinners.  20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20 Many are sincere but sincerely wrong in what they believe and God's people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge.  Let us get into the Word of God and hear Him on this and all matters. 

Let us stand up as a church and hear the voice of the Lord.  Let us challenge the works of darkness and speak the full council of God without wavering.  There is forgiveness at the cross for all who repent of sin and God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to the truth.  His word is the final Word on this subject.  Let us hear what the Word of the Lord says, and speak the truth in love to those that are without redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 

We have not yet resisted unto death. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Hebrews 12:4-6

Father God is not pointing the finger but entreating us NOW to come out and be separate and touch not the unclean thing.  He is saying, it is time to repent of our sin and that He is loving, and faithful to forgive sin when it is truly repented of and will make the crooked places straight in our lives.

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15