Monday, March 8, 2010

Dancing with Jesus

One the first day of a five day service in a little Spanish church during the praise and worship time, Jesus came to me and asked me to dance. I was so excited and of course said yes. We were dancing arm in arm, like they did in the olden days when everybody skipped around the dance room together or did the Irish jig. Jesus was right beside me. It was fast music. It was like a festival.

The next day of the service during worship, I saw Jesus dancing in a beautiful rolling field. He asked me to join Him. We were dancing and laughing and having a wonderful time together like little kids playing and celebrating.

The third day, Jesus again came and asked me to dance. This time He was in front of me. We were face to face. We danced ballroom style, hand in hand. We were once more celebrating, but we were closer together, more involved with each other.

Again, the fourth day during praise and worship, the Lord asked me to dance. This time we were slow dancing. We were closer than ever. We were embraced, as in a slow waltz. We were celebrating our lives, our love, and our closeness together.

The fifth day came and I waited for the Lord to ask me to dance. I knew He would. We had such a good time the last couple days together. I waited patiently. I was praising Him and still waiting to see Him. It seemed like I waited for a long time. I started wondering if He was going to come and ask me again. I even started getting a little frantic because I knew He was in the room, but I couldn’t see Him. I wanted to dance with my Lord again. How come He wasn't inviting me? I didn't understand. Finally, I said, “Lord, I can’t see you. Where are you? Aren’t you coming to dance with me today?” He answered me. He said, “I am right here. I am in your heart. I am dancing with your heart.”

We have danced and celebrated each other ever since.

I celebrate with My Lord everyday. I can dance with Him at any time. I am no longer in captivity by the enemy; I can celebrate my freedom with the Lord at all times. Jesus is with me at every moment, He never leaves me. There is an endless list of things to thank God for– it is a never ending fiesta!

We are the temple of the Lord, He lives within us. We can celebrate and dance with Jesus whenever we want to if we’ve invited Him in our lives.

And the people of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the returned exiles, celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. Ezra 6:16

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

...The Words that I Speak unto You, They are Spirit, and They are Life. John 6:63

The Words that God gives you are life for your body, soul, and mind. God’s Words are Truth. God is Love. There is no evil within His Word. Jesus Christ is the Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1, 4

Diseases come when lies of the enemy replace the truth of God. If you have known the Word of God, if you have asked Jesus into your heart no matter how long ago, you were filled with the goodness of God. You were given the Truth.

Accepting Jesus is accepting everything He has. Accepting Jesus is receiving eternal life.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

When we come to know Jesus, we come to know Love. God is Love. Jesus is the Truth that comes from Love.

The devil, being what he is, does not like the fact that you can know the Truth. The Truth is you have been healed by Jesus’ death on the cross.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5

When our life is abounding with God's Truth, love, and faith, our sprit consists of no evil. There is no sickness that comes to our body. There is no room for disease when it is full of God.

and you shall know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free." John 8:32

The enemy’s job is to come in and try to take the Truth away. He wants to replace that goodness with deceit. He will put little lies into your spirit negating the Truth of God’s love for you. The enemy will tell you your unworthy, you are no good, your not loved, you have don’t have to forgive anyone because they did you wrong, you deserved to be treated like that. He can even tell you to be mad at the One who created you because of what happened. The devil can put a spirit of fear into you and tell you that you are unaccepted by everyone.

All this strife causes dissension in your spirit. This untruth spoken into you clashes with the peace God gave you, then chaos and disagreement start developing. Lies start replacing Truth. A root of evilness -sickness– is born as a result of this discord. This disease is straight from the devil and he is on his way to completing his mission. This little offense can start growing whether you know it or not.

Knowing the Truth and holding on to it keeps us clean and healthy. Staying in God’s Word and keeping it lets us walk in victory. Trusting in the Lord keeps us from receiving the evil one’s nastiness.

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Psalms 112:7

Our Father keeps and protects us when we stay with Him.

You shall therefore be careful to do the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day...And the Lord will take away from you all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict upon you, but he will lay them upon all who hate you.
Deuteronomy 7:11, 15

We can’t think we can run with the devil and have the presence of the Lord. It just does not happen that way. We can have either or. Living in sin causes diseases to come upon us. This is the same as living in a lie. Not keeping God’s commandments is rejecting the Truth and accepting the lies of the enemy. Sin is an invitation for corruption. Where the spirit is corrupt, the body will be also. Staying in the Lord’s Word secures our happiness.

He who gives heed to the word will prosper, and happy is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20

Those who have not been drawn by God’s Holy Spirit do not know the Lord yet. They haven’t been filled with the knowledge and understanding of His love. They do not have the divine Truth in them.

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
John 9:1-3

Because some do not know, they have not seen the Light. There is darkness within and sickness can be present. This is for God’s glory that when the Truth is revealed, ignorance is removed. When the gift of God’s Word is accepted, our Father is exalted and Jesus is lifted up. Darkness flees and the Light shines thru. When sickness leaves, God gets the glory. Other people see this and wonder how it came about.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:3

God’s Word brings in the light. His word is life and truth.

Jesus saith unto him, I an the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Accept the Word He gives you, know the Word He has spoken is truth. Know that His Word brings healing and life, not destruction and death.

...The Words that I Speak unto You, They are Spirit, and They are Life. But there are some of you that believe not... John 6:63-64

Jesus paid for your cure on the Cross with His stripes. Believe it.