THE PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD

August 5, 2017

Through Apostle Dr. Steve Lyston and Bishop Dr. Doris Hutchinson

 

Apostle Steve Lyston

The Lord says, “Another Step” He is calling the Body of Christ to take another step of Faith, another step of Holiness, another step of readiness because the rapture can be anytime.  Another step of Soul-winning.

 

John 10 – this is the season of exposure.  The true shepherds versus wolves and hirelings and false sheep.  In the same way that we have false sheep.  True sheep know the true shepherd’s voice.  False sheep follow false shepherds.  If they were true, they would have a desire for the Word.  True sheep stay in God’s presence and study His word and will not be easily deceived.  There is great deception coming.  The true heart will know His voice while the false hear will follow others.  We will see the rise of the Pharisees because they were not true sheep.

 

Jesus wants His people to know that He is the Good Shepherd and there is only one Door and one Way and it is He is that Door.  Many will come and say there are other ways of salvation, but Jesus is the only Savior.  When we go in He gives us safety and in our going out He gives green pastures.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd who died for the sheep and carrying the cross daily is key to Christianity.  True sheep do not follow false shepherds.  Satan is a thief – and he came to kill steal and destroy.  He presents a false way of life.
HIRELINGS are those who engaged solely in self-preservation.  They pose as shepherds but are not.  The purpose of hirelings is to fleece the sheep – not to protect them.  Hirelings don’t protect the sheep from the wolves, neither do they care for the sheep.  The Lord said false prophets, false apostles or false shepherds have no concern for the sheep.  There main concern is their money, their fame, and maintain their position in the marketplace and other places of influence.  Most of them are afraid to lose their position and their possessions!  (Watch out for those who focus on themselves more than they focus on Christ.)

 

That is why God is calling His people to a place of intimacy with Him, so that He can speak to His people as there is serious deception ahead.

 

The Lord says take note of Psalm 33: 10 – 12 which says “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance” Note also Proverbs 19: 21 which reminds us, “There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.”

 

I believe that these words will be the prophetic word for the remainder of the year.  Regardless of the plan individuals, nation leaders, the medical, economic and legal fraternities and those in sports may have – even those planning evil; at the end of the day, only what God’s plan is will come to pass.  Let us do good and ensure that our plans are in line with God’s plans for us.  (A great deal of exposure is coming)

 

Bishop Dr. Doris Hutchinson

August 6, 2017

For the Lord said, “A lot of evil will be exposed by the end of this year and into the next year.  This is a warning as God is not pleased.  He has given many warnings and many have not heeded.  As exposure takes place, things will become worse.  Therefore, all Christians need to live holy lives and all unsaved persons need to repent and turn their lives to Him now.  For the Lord says as He exposes the evil and the evil plans, especially in some nations, many will have heart attacks, some will have brain damage. There are some who will lose the will to live.  A decision is going to be made and it will be a World-wide command/decree.  It will shake the entire world and it will not be contested.  This is when we will see the true Christians of the century.  It will spark a worldwide war which will affect every nation.  But true believers whether they live or die, their souls will be saved.  God will give us the grace to stand fast by His word; and when things reach an alarming height, those in authority will propose some kind of drug to silence those who are badly affected.  Places of pleasure and amusement will become as nothing.  Mighty men and women will fall from their haughty lifestyles and this is the beginning of earth’s sorrows especially those who turn their backs on God.  The un-Godly lifestyle and those who promote it will soon drink from the bitter cup which will be poured out on the earth and they will reap what they have sown.

 

God is calling sinners to repent from evil before it’s too late.  There is a way of escape – those who call upon will be saved.  Jesus died and shed His blood for mankind.  (Psalm 7: 11; Psalm 9: 17)

 

All unsaved persons, the Lord is pleading with you to give your lives to Him right now.  The Lord is calling back the backsliders; the Lord is about to remove many coverings.

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APOSTASY AND SIGNS OF TIMES

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2 Timothy 3: 1 – 9

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.”

It is critical for everyone, whether believers or non-believers to take note of this particular scripture. We need to focus on the different areas listed by Apostle Paul.

We are indeed in perilous times. Perilous means harsh, savage, difficult, dangerous, fierce, and grievous. As Children of God, we need to begin using the Word of God as a measuring point. When a leader or any Christian embraces an opinion contrary to the Word of God, they have already fallen into apostasy and should be avoided. (2 Peter 2: 20 – 22) When a leader or any member of the Christian family begins to advocate for sin to become legal, you as a Christian need to avoid that person. Any Christian opinion or leader that is not in line with the Bible should be avoided. Everything a Christian says or does has to be in line with the Word. Once it is not in line, then that person has fallen from Grace. They are already in apostasy and they need to go back to Calvary. It is very critical who we follow in this end time, because we are surely in the end time.

When a Christian leader who is a musician or singer starts to encourage people in New Age Movements, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Tattoos, Sexual Immorality, it is time for you to leave that church.

Prophets and their Messages

Galatians 1:8 says, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”

Any prophet’s message that is promoting any ministerial office more than the office of Jesus Christ, don’t follow them! If a prophet is preaching more about how accurate he is, rather than Jesus crucified, risen and ascended – which should be center of the message – don’t follow them! No prophets should be exalting themselves above Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Even on flyers we see prophets having 3 or 4 pictures of themselves telling people to come and see them, but nothing is mentioned about Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, true prophets draw the attention of the people to Jesus Christ not to themselves. Every prophet must submit to the governing authorities within the local church. They have to be pastored, shepherded and taught. They are not under the old covenant anymore where they are accountable directly to God. There was no church in the Old Testament. Jesus restructured the Church according to Ephesians 4: 11 and 1 Corinthians 12: 27 – 28 which says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”

So they are set within the local church to establish and build the church. There are many within the Body of Christ teaching false doctrines. Some are even giving themselves names like “Forensic Prophets”, “CSI”, while others are teaching that accuracy makes one a true prophet – which is not true. Jesus said in Matthew 7: 15-20 which says, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Always look for the Fruit of the Spirit as in Galatians 5. Watch out to see whether or not they try to break up churches or pull people away. Always ask them, “Who is your Apostle?” If they say they submit to no one but God – RED FLAG!

Watch out for those who say they will release curses and/or send curses back to sender.

God is realigning His Church and putting things back in order, and only those who will line up, will be a part of the end time move. This realignment is also part of the structure being reinforced that the Church be fortified for the end time and move as an army.

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THE PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD FOR JULY/AUGUST 2017

Awakening, Arising and Alignment.
We are in a time of completion and new beginnings, new birth and the manifestation of promises and fulfillment of visions. The Body of Christ has become complacent and God is urging us to rise and push back, because the enemy wants to set an ambush on the Body of Christ. The time has come to unite and we cannot afford to focus on self. A time of Kingdom alignment starting with the aligning of the family – which is the first line of government. When the family is properly aligned the other two governments – church and civil – will be aligned. The enemies are coming together to advance their global agenda through gender agenda door. Unity and spiritual warfare must be to the next level. God is calling His people to get back to their First Love! There are too many messages on doctrine – promoting man and putting Jesus on the back burner. IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS. It was Jesus who died for the Church. In everything we do, Jesus and the Holy Spirit must be at the center. It is time for the children to rise (Joel 2: 28). God is pouring out of His Spirit! As the children rise we will see restitution, restoration, debt cancellation, grace, mercy and compassion.
Politicians

There is going to be global shaking in the political arena, as many continue to ignore God’s voice and His way of doing things. We need to pray that President Trump will obey God and do His will to help the poor and weak and to establish His Kingdom within the earth.

If he does not obey then he will suffer defeat. He must be careful of his advisors. God wants him to rebuild the spiritual walls that have been torn down, not focus on the natural walls. He needs to call an amnesty and empower the poor.
Other Prophetic Words

1. We need to pray for Paula White and her ministry, because the enemy wants to bring her down.

Pray also for:
 Trinidad and its police force.
 European Union
 Canada
 Bahamas
2. There are many carrying out secular reform while ignoring the importance of and need for religious reform. (2 Kings 18: 4)

3. As in the days of old many refuse to listen to Jeremiah. God told Jeremiah to announce Jerusalem’s coming destruction by invaders from the north because they had forsaken the Lord and broke their covenant with Him – worshipping Baal. (Jeremiah 2: 8 – 9; Jeremiah 19: 4 – 5) So God is calling back His people to rebuild the altar, renew their covenant with God and they will see change. Many did not listen to Jeremiah, but the Word came to pass. Remember 2 Chronicles 35: 25, where Josiah the king who died suddenly.
Jamaica

1. Jamaica’s crime problem has to do with getting power, maintaining power, and greed. Passing natural laws to deal with spiritual laws that were broken in the past – not just by politicians, but also by the business sector and dons – will not fix the nation’s problems. What it will do – if there is not Divine intervention – it may give way to the return of 1938 and possibly prominent people may perish. If that happens then we might see the emerging of new leaders coming to the forefront in the various sectors, giving way to a new Jamaica; or a change of colors for a season still trying to find solutions. The politicians have over the years been warned about what they ought to do, by uniting all sectors for the benefit of the nation and have a time of atonement to ask for forgiveness for the wrongs that have been done by both parties in the past which caused cracks to the foundation of the nation. However no side is willing to heed or take it seriously. If an elected official used ‘blood money’ to get elected – regardless of the party – what do you think the harvest will be? Let us pray that each and everyone will wake up before it is too late. I just can’t seem to get this song out of my head lately. “Forward, forever united. Students, workers and farmers…” Let us remember the words of our National Anthem and our National Pledge and see whether or not we take it seriously or if it guides our actions as a nation.

2. The JLP’s tenure may be very short because they have ignored God’s voice to call the nation in prayer and fasting, and to carry out instructions to lessen the oppression within the nation.

3. “Woe unto the false prophets of Baal! I will destroy your meeting place,” says the Lord.

4. The watchmen in Jamaica are sleeping! Arise! Arise out of your slumber and travail for the land. Weep for the nation! Blow the trumpet and keep silent no more,” says the Spirit of the Living God!

5. There are going to be riots breaking out in certain parts of Jamaica, and this will bring the leaders to their knees because of continuous disobedience and rebellion over many years.
International

Something is about to happen worldwide that will wake up the Body of Christ and cause a united move in the right direction.

“Many true prophets of God are about to be persecuted as the prophet Jeremiah was persecuted. Are you ready for change that is coming? Who is on the Lord’s side?” The Lord is speaking more in this very hour. “Who has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying,” says the Lord. For God is about to break the backs of all nation leaders because He is about to manifest in ways we have not seen before, and it will pass on from one generation to the next.

Members of the Body of Christ need to renew their minds and guard their hearts daily with the Word of God and be holy for God is holy!

 

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LOYALTY

 

Based on recent happenings worldwide, the word Loyalty has been surfacing; and this we need to take a closer look at what loyalty really is about.

 

The world’s way and God’s way of looking at loyalty are two different ways. The world only shows loyalty if there is a benefit attached to it. For God, loyalty has nothing to do with any benefits attached.

 




Lamentations 3: 22-24 says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

 

Even where people’s loyalty shift from God because of the changes in their life’s circumstances – whether you get rich or adversity hits your finances, God still remains loyal to us, He gives us new mercies each morning. The song ‘Great Is They Faithfulness’ comes to mind. If you want to know what loyalty is, even in Christian leadership, see who sticks with you when adversity hits.

 

Loyalty should not be based on what can be gained in a relationship or whether a person likes you or not, true loyalty comes without condition. Be loyal to god first, and to your country, your leader, and your relationships. Loyalty is not just a word it is a lifestyle that you ought to choose.

 

There are those who say they are loyal to God, but are unfaithful in their service to Him, in seeking Him, in their giving unto Him and walk away when they don’t get what they want from Him. Being loyal to God means you respect His position/decision on a matter, and also that you will follow His principles and instructions on an issue. Some say they are loyal to their spouse, but as soon as there is disagreement, they walk away from the relationship or cheat on their spouse.

 

Even where a person and their leader/boss have a falling out, they must remain loyal in confidentiality, because confidentiality is a principle connected to our moral values and if we do away with that, then it compromises our morals and taints our motives. The falling out does not give an individual the right to release information that was entrusted to them in confidentiality.  Look at Saul and David.

 

Talking about the leader or spouse behind their backs, or about their personal information or weaknesses after walking away from that relationship is a serious lack of loyalty.

 

If one’s service is not dedicated, if there is no commitment and if a person is not walking in service to God nor in holiness, they are not loyal to God.

 




A major part of the Body of Christ is not functioning in loyalty to God. The world, and sadly many in Christendom, don’t show loyalty unless loyalty is shown to them. That means they won’t show loyalty unless they can directly derive the benefits of the relationship or connection.

 

We need to take a very serious look at the word LOYALTY particularly in this season.

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CONSECRATION FOR RESURRECTION BLESSING

The Resurrection season is the heart of our Christian faith, and it is critical for us all, not just Christians, to understand what it all means.

 

Because of the nature of this season, there are many blessings we can receive.  First and foremost it is a time of hope –which is a powerful blessing.  It means visions forgotten or lost can be restored. It means you can dream again and things that laid dormant can spring forth again, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; that includes health, family and even your finance.   Many have given up hope; but this Resurrection season is an opportunity for restoration and resurrection on all levels.  Our hope is in Jesus Christ, and He is calling us to a place where the barriers and boundaries can be removed, that we can receive the benefits that are in store for us.

 

There are certain blessings that are impossible to receive without consecration.  Consecration and Holiness is not being preached in many churches today, but it does not mean it is no longer required.  There are 2 significant offerings which are mandatory for every Christian – Sin Offering and Trespass Offering.  As is outlined in Exodus 19: 5 – 6 and in I Peter 2: 4 – 10, we as believers, are the only people on the face of the earth who God refers to as a treasure and as royalty to Him.  In order to receive the coming wealth transfer that God wants to bestow upon His people, we must consecrate ourselves.     There are many believers who will change churches every six months in pursuit of prosperity.  It is not the church you are a part of –if you are not prospering then the time has come for you to examine yourself.    Sin has placed a boundary before us as is stated in Exodus 19; and God wants to dwell with and fellowship with His people, but it takes a consecrated lifestyle. We must be set apart from the things of the world – the norms.  We cannot be consecrated as a holy nation without the Blood of Jesus and only a consecrated life can be transformed.  Sadly, many are comfortable conforming.  It is even sadder that many Christian churches no longer preach/teach about the Blood of Jesus.  Everything is in the Blood – life, healing, hope, deliverance and so much more!  The shed Blood of Jesus makes it all possible.

 

 

Consecration Is Vital

 

The reason we are having so many problems – Crime, Violence, Poor Economy, Evil Cycles –is that despite the fact that God’s people are praying for change, the people and the leaders are not consecrated.  Isaiah 58 showed that the people were only fasting and praying to be heard while they turned a blind eye to the fatherless, the poor and the widow, and God said He could not answer their prayer.  Isaiah 58 gives the dos and don’ts for God’s people.  Many Christians amass wealth and yet become so wicked and greedy; and they are quite vocal in the society – as if they really care.

 

Only a consecrated lifestyle can be sensitive to God’s voice, will and purpose.  There are too many people making poor decisions or are involved in sin, and are saying God has sanctioned it.  He didn’t.

 

 

The Benefits of Giving

 

Let us be reminded of the benefits of giving.  When you give unto the Lord during the Resurrection Season:

 

God will assign an angel to you. (Exodus 23: 20 & 23)

 

God will be an enemy to your enemies. (Exodus 23: 22)

 

God will give you prosperity. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will take sickness away from you. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will give you a long life. (Exodus 23: 26)

 

God will bring increase and inheritance. (Exodus 23: 30)

 

God will give a special year of blessing, and what the enemy stole will be returned to you and protected by God from being overtaken. (Exodus 23: 29)

 

If you are desperate for change, give during this season and experience the major, positive changes that will take place in your life.

 

II Corinthians 6: 16 – 7: 1 reminds us:  “… As God has said:  “I will dwell in them and walk among them.  I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

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PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD JUNE 3, 2017

 

PROPHETIC WORD OF THE LORD

JUNE 3, 2017

 

Apostle Dr. Steve Lyston

Pastor Sophia DiMuccio

 

Times and Seasons are critical to understanding what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the globe.  Leadership has the responsibility of heed the Word of the Lord, and also to put plans and strategies in place to minimize loss.   God does nothing without revealing it to His servants. (Amos 3: 7)

 




The Lord is calling upon Capitol Hill, United States of America to humble come before the Lord, both democrats and republicans, and seek Him for the Nation and the unity of the Nation. They are spending too much time plotting against each other while the nation is suffering. For the Lord said, “Nothing is hidden form Him, God.” God is going to show a sign in Capitol Hill that is going to bring everyone to their knees. And they will know the power of God.

 

 

  • Urgent cry out for the country of Uganda. As there is a plot to overthrow the government. Christians need to cry out that Uganda won’t plunge into chaos.

 

  • Their needs to be a united effort to deal with the refugee crisis. Nations and Member states need to re-negotiate the Preamble of The 1951 Convention on Refugees. There is going to be a heavy influx of refugees that will be running for their lives to Hawaii, USA. We need to pray for them.

 

  • Pray for the United Nations. Crises will begin to hit globally, and they will be caught off guard.  What is written on paper is not what is taking place on the ground. The United Nations needs to get back to the original mandate, or which when they were first establish, International Peace, security, and economics issues. This will lead to many resignations. God needs them to seek Him, and seek His people for spiritual guidance. Without a revelation the people perish.

 

  • Pray for the opposition party in Jamaica. More of them will have health issues and will have to leave. Pray also for the health of former Prime Minister, (PSM) –especially for the feet.

 

  • Pray that global world leaders will put plan in place in the event of famine that will hit the globe. In particular, health, food, and shelter; storage and logistics.

 

 

 

  • Pray for the following sports persons:

 

Usain Bolt – that he will give his life to the Lord. Pray for his parents’ health also.

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

W.I. Cricketers Courtney Walsh and Brian Lara. Pray for their health and their

economic well-being and that they will come to the Lord fully.

 

  • Pray for the following Hollywood stars:

 

Robyn Rihanna Fenty,

Mariah Carey,

Beyonce Knowles,

Gabrielle Union – she needs to be careful of the roles she accepts, (and pray for her husband Dwayne Wade).

Oprah Winfrey

 

And that they all will come and know the true and living God.

 

  • More floods and disasters will continue to hit the world.

 

  • Pray for all means of transportation and protection of the people.

 

  • The Lord is calling upon Christians – souls, prayer and feeding of the poor must be the priority; and there must be unity as never before.

 

  • Many will be coming under great stress and will flee to the Appalachian Mountains.

 

  • A popular World Leader will be leaving the scene.

 

 




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Is The Globe Prepared For Famine?

There are different levels and kinds of famine that take place globally – a severe shortage of food, shortage of money, for example – and they can be caused by many issues such as a war, a drought, diseases, infestations and all of that can trigger significant increases in prices and costs of production. Recession and economic fallout can also result in famines. So, for example, a stock market crash can trigger a famine.

Throughout the Bible, and particularly in the book of Genesis, there are several instances of famine. Some came about as an effect of God’s anger due to sin; other instances of famine came about because man failed to seek God to manage and govern nations well. Yet other instances of famine came about because some businesses refused to promote economic equality and fair distribution of resources; some came about to stir up and mobilise God’s people for them to put plans in place to help others affected in other regions. (Acts 11: 28; Genesis 41: 45 – 57).

LESSONS FROM FAMINE

There is good and bad that can be found in the midst of a famine, however. Nations and organisations that are properly prepared always have an advantage and will have dominion in times of famine. Stockpiling and logistics are key in moving forward. The question then becomes: Is there enough food, medication or water available globally to deal with a global famine?




During a famine, refugees and the issue of migration are always at the forefront because people will always be going toward food or a better life. The refugees issue is now dominating the globe and most countries no longer respect the preamble coming out of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Countries are now closing their borders. Many lives will be negatively affected and furthermore, the Sustainable Development Goals of the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will not be achieved, and if that is so, we are looking at a potential crash in these organisations – especially if there is not enough resources and not enough trained volunteers.

During a famine, all advisers are exposed, and those who are true will remain and those who are not will be gone with the wind. It is during times of famine that nations form new bilateral and trade agreements. The political system will finally realise that they need the government of God who has insight and knows times and seasons. Famine tests one’s faith and brings one back to basics. Famine also, however, brings wealth transfer.

In preparing for a famine, it is critical for organisations to begin focusing on:

– Job creation

– Migration

– Crime and violence

– Humanitarian outreach

– Poverty eradication

– Low-income housing

– Extensive food programme

– Occupational health and safety

– Education costs (for age 5-17)

Available warehouses and other storage spaces are going to be key during the famine, and it would be critical for countries like Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalise on this.

Transportation will also play a key role ahead. I would strongly encourage the airline industry to reduce the airfares for children ages two to 15. Any airline that does so will experience significant increases in sales. The same is even more so if they eliminate the charges for the second checked bag. Countries also need to reduce their customs duty on barrels.

Items To Stockpile

It is critical for people to begin stockpiling water, candles, matches, toilet paper, bath soap, diapers (adult and children), bleach, plastic containers and bags, salt, sugar, powdered milk, honey, vinegar, garlic, coal and non-perishable items. One of the ways people can do this is to purchase an extra one or two of these items each time they go shopping and store them away; so you would be gathering up these items.

Government should begin to assist the farmers with seeds and upgrade the nation’s irrigation system – especially for the farmers.

Universities should also have a special team of students whose main goal would be to experiment with new ways of farming or production of food for times of famine/shortage.




Oftentimes, it is after the fact that people then reactively begin to put ‘plans’ in place for ‘the next time’ something happens.

Every organisation should have a strategic plan in place to save lives and remain viable. Companies that strategically plan ahead will remain prosperous – even in times of famine.

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ARE WE TRULY FREE?

 

John 8: 31-32 says, “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

 

We are living in world where everybody wants to be free to do whatever they want.  In the recent US Elections liberals have said they at free to do whatever they want with their own bodies – abortions, sex changes etc. Many have said that they are free to live any life they choose – sexual immorality etc., and many Christians voted for that and support it.

 

When someone becomes a Christian, he/she then becomes free from his/her old slave master and Jesus has bought him/her back from sin.  Once Jesus owns you, He becomes your Master and you become slaves to righteousness.  No one can have two masters.  You are either a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness.

 

In pursuing freedom or what freedom truly is, many lose their freedom and end up in bondage.  It all started in the Garden of Eden when God gave Adam and Eve everything they could ever possibly want or need.  They were free, but God gave them one instruction – do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  That was an instruction requiring obedience.  But Satan convinced them that they are not free and that they should not obey that instruction so they can be truly free.  In other words, don’t listen to God, do what you feel like doing and then is when you are truly free.

 

Their act of disobedience caused them to lose their freedom and as such, their obedience to the alternate instruction caused them to become slaves to sin.

 

There is no organization that does not have rules and guidelines, but the guidelines must be Scriptural/

 




Romans 6 specifically teaches us about being slaves to sin versus being slaves to righteousness.  In Paul’s response to the supposition that Grace encourages or permits sin, he uses the analogy of slavery to combat a casual attitude toward sin and issues a stern warning on the consequences of yielding to sin.  A person is a slave of that to which he gives obedience or that which he recognizes as his master.  If he obeys the command of sin, then sin is his master and he is moving in the direction of eternal death.  If he obeys the command of righteousness, then righteousness is his master and he experiences true life.  Paul encourages those who were once slaves of sin to renounce it and instead become slaves of righteousness if they want to be truly free.

 

Holiness leads to freedom.  Sin is a slave-driving task master that demands total commitment and ultimate death.  No Christian can have two bosses, hence when one becomes a Christian, we must follow what our new slave master Jesus Christ instructs us to do.  We cannot be Christians while living the life of the world.  (Romans 6: 22)

 

John 8 also teaches us that if we are truly disciples of Jesus then we must abide by the Word of God.  The Word of God is hat helps us to maintain our freedom.  Most Christians don’t read the word, so how can they truly be free?  Every Christian should read John 8: 35 – 36, “And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” 

 

The word ‘son’ here has nothing to do with gender – it has everything to do with your relationship with God the Father.  The Jews were saying at that time that they were free because they were children of Abraham, but Jesus was saying that if you reject the Son of God, then you have no moral relationship with the Father.  Likewise, many Christians say they are Christians, yet they refuse to abide by God’s Word and principles – the very God they say they serve.  They prefer to get the benefits of one who serves God while abiding by the instructions of the world. Party and fornicate all week – go barhopping, yoke themselves to whomever they choose, choose any shepherd they feel like on any given day, whatever they feel like doing, wherever and however and with whomever they choose – ignoring the principles of God or trying to merge His Word and Principles with the world’s views and opinions of God and His Word.  This cannot be so.  John 8: 42 – 44 reminds us “Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.  You areXDS of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

 

Romans 8: 14 shows us that only those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.  What spirit is leading you?




 

Romans 8: 19 -21 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

 

Many in the prophetic circle often misquote this Scripture.  We cannot truly impact the earth unless we are walking in HOLINESS!  We are slaves to righteousness.  God owns us totally.  Sons walk in obedience.  Sons are free from sin.  Some Christians can’t even follow simple instructions.  When we walk in holiness we will see the manifestation in the environment so we won’t even have to point out global warming because sin affects all areas.

 

Truth be told, the world has the wrong concept of what freedom is and it is impeding us from truly experiencing genuine freedom – the kind that can only come from God.

 

I am a slave to righteousness and Jesus is my Master because He paid the ransom for me and bought me back.




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