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The Veil Was Torn

November 12th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

When Jesus gave up His spirit and died and the cross, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  (See Matthew 27:50-51)  As this happened, all Heaven became available to us here on earth.  When you make Jesus the Lord of your life, the riches of Heaven become available to you.  All of God’s love, light, life and power are readily accessible to you.  He desires to pour all these out on the people of this earth, His creation that He treasures so much.  His riches are amazing!!!  He desires to breathe His life into any area of your life that the enemy has tried to bring destruction.

Before Jesus death, the fullness of Heaven and the fullness of the Holy Spirit could not be realized.  Now we are a people set apart for our amazing Father, to bring honor and glory to His name, and this is possible because we can now be filled with the love, light, life and power of the Holy Spirit.  We can receive and impart the wonders and the glories of our Heavenly Father.  We have full access to Him!!!!

May we not limit Him; may we allow Him to live and move through us.  “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”  Acts 17:28

As you sit before the Lord, I encourage you to ask for His fullness.  Ask for more revelation.  Receive from Him what He wants to pour out upon you.

All of us have been broken, hurt or bruised in one way or another in life.  He gave me a picture of me bringing Him my broken heart, and he poured out His love and His Spirit over it and it turned to gold.  My heart was so beautiful after He did this.  Give Him your brokenness and receive the fullness of His healing love poured out over it all, and I know he can turn that brokenness into something absolutely beautiful.  You are His Treasure.  Never forget that!!!!

 

God Loves to Show His Glory

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Jesus is the Living Word.  With Him in you and you in Him, His glory can be shown in a multitude of ways.  God loves to show off Who He is to you.  I pray that you experience Him in deeper and more real ways today.  He is your everything in every situation.  Everything that you need in every situation is found “in Him.”  If you have given your life to the Lord and Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you are “in Him.”

If you have been wronged, forgiveness has already been provided for you to bestow upon the person that wronged you.  Through the cross, every situation has been redeemed.  ”In Him” you have the ability to forgive and peace will be yours.

If you need wisdom, it is already there for you because you are “in Him.”  Just walk close to Your Father and listen.  His wisdom is always available and will be exactly what you need for the situation that you are in.  Sit quietly and wait because you are “in Him” and that wisdom has been provided for you.  He wants to show you Who He wants to be for you.

If you are fearful, remember that you are “in Him,” and “in Him” is all the peace that anyone could ever hope for.  He is peace, so stay “in Him.”  Rest in Him, knowing that He died so that you might experience the fullness of His peace.

“In Him” is perfect love.  I pray that you stay close to His heart, so that you can know that you don’t have to prove anything to your Heavenly Father.  His perfect love is right there waiting for you to receive it.  This means you do not have to perform or prove anything.  He wants you like a little child to receive this perfect love that casts out all fear.

May you be blessed today as you live “in Him.”  His Glory and Majesty will surely be shown as His church lives “in Him.”

The Power and Freedom of Love

September 14th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Father, my prayer today is for the church to know and walk in this love of Yours that surpasses knowledge.  It is not head knowledge…it becomes a part of us as we are filled with your Spirit.  May we be so filled with the fullness of You and Your love.  I pray that Your church will overflow with true, godly love.  It is a love not based on performance.  It is a love that brings hope and freedom and life.  May Your body be so filled with love that judgments will fall by the wayside.  Your love brings peace, because we can know that we are loved just because we are precious to You because we are Yours; and not because we performed well for You or someone else.

Forgive us, Lord, for the times when we are not grateful for the depth of Your love, and we undermine the work of the cross, by trying to earn Your love.  When we know the truth of Your love, actions full of love and grace will follow.  I pray that Your church will learn to represent Your true character, which is love and not judgment.  Father, so many people feel that they are unworthy to enter the doors of the church because of their past. Father, how You long for Your church body to represent Your heart and draw these beautiful people in.  May we see the treasure in every person.  May we call out the treasure in every person.  Forgive us, Father, for making things too complicated for others.  May the simplicity and childlikeness and purity of Your love be represented in Your church all around the world.

This is my prayer today.  I thank you that You have heard my prayer.  I thank you for what You are doing in Your body all around the world.  I thank you for every person that reads this and for the part that they play in Your kingdom.  I love being a part of Your glorious kingdom!!!

May We Know You, Righteous Father

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

John 17:3

Father, may your people truly know You in your love, your truth, your grace and your freedom.  When we know you Father, we will daily walk in love, grace, truth, and freedom.

Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.  I have made you  known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.

John 17:25 &26

Thank you, Jesus for making the Father known to us as you brought the kingdom of heaven to this earth.

Many times in life we ask the question, “Why?”  When I dealt with many health issues for many of the forty years of my life, I asked that question.  Several times in the Bible I see Jesus answer that question, and He says that certain circumstances happened so that God might be glorified.  God has begun to show me that my life is not my own.  He called me to full surrender, when I gave my life to Him at seven years of age.  I am just now, at age forty-two, beginning to get a glimpse of what that really means.  I am to take up my cross.  When I was set free from MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) at age forty by learning to believe and apply the Word of God, God gave me the Scripture in Deuteronomy 8:2-3,

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.  He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your father had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Walking through sickness after sickness is not what I would have chosen, but God led me, tested me and humbled me during those forty years.  I don’t believe that He put sickness on me, but because of what I walked through, He was able to reveal Himself to me in ways that I would never have experienced otherwise.  I came to a deeper understanding of His Word, and the fact that He is Healer.  He desires good for me and not evil.  He used a situation that the enemy intended for evil, and He turned it around and used it for good.

Because of what I went through, I learned how powerful God’s Word is.  I learned the depth of His love for me.  I experienced a deep personal touch from His loving, powerful hand.   He is now being glorified in my life, because I am able to teach others out of what I experienced and learned.  He has poured wisdom after wisdom and truth after truth into my heart because of the road I walked.  My life is not my own.  I desire my prayer daily to be, “Lord, here is my life.  I give it to you.  It is not my own.  Teach me your truth, and teach me your ways in what I am required to walk through.  May I walk through every situation in such a way that you are truly glorified, just as you, Jesus, desired to bring glory to the Father in everything that you said and did while you were here on this earth.  Just as you, Jesus, did not choose the easy road, I want to choose to walk the narrow road with you.  I may never fully understand everything, but I will trust you.”

There are two other stories that stand out to me in the book of John, where Jesus mentioned God being glorified through a healing and also through a resurrection from the dead.  I would encourage you to check those out in John 9:1-15 and John 11:1-44.  Put yourself into that story, and imagine the emotions and questions that various people had.

Jesus, you said in John 11:25,

I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?”

Yes, Jesus, I believe!!  So when I take up my cross and die to myself, I know that then, and only then, I will truly live!!!

 

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory

June 5th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Colossians 1:27-29

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.  To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

When I look at all these Scripture references, it brings me much peace, knowing that I don’t have to perform for my God and my Savior.  I don’t have to have everything figured out.  It is through the energy and power of the Holy Spirit in me, that God is able to accomplish victories for His kingdom through me.  When I surrender my life to Him, and say “God without you I can do nothing”, it enables His power, His love, His gifts, and His grace to flow through my life.  So often, Jesus called people to “only believe.”  When I get my logic or intellect involved in a situation, it limits my God, who is supernatural, all-knowing, and all-powerful.

My God deserves to get all the credit for any victory that leads to the furtherance of His kingdom.  When I desire to bring honor and glory to His name and not my name, it takes all the pressure off of me.  It enables me to flow and function in a total state of rest, knowing that He will bring the victory to pass, as long as I trust Him and am surrendered to Him.  It enables me to be free of feeling any pressure to perform or control  the situation or circumstances.

My prayer is that you are set free from any pressure to perform and from legalism.  I pray that you be free from the guilt, shame and condemnation that come with legalism, performance and control.  Your God is a God of peace and rest.  He fights for you, not against you.  He loves you with an unconditional love that is so amazing.  May his perfect love cast out all fear as you pursue Him…all fear of man and all fear of failure.  He loves you and desires to use you even though you have failed in the past.  He is not mad at you; He is in a good mood!  Worship Him, and pursue intimacy with Him.  Intimacy with Him is better than anything this world has to offer!  May the light of His love flood your entire being. I pray that the power of the Holy Spirit invade your life with incredible freedom and peace.  Read the following verse below, knowing that your God is for you and loves you incredibly.

Psalm 44:3

It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.

God Loves Variety!!!

May 24th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Why would we expect a God who created the earth with such variety, animals with such variety, and people with such variety to function the same way in every circumstance?  We must let Him invade our lives with the beauty of variety.  He is going to speak to each one of us differently.  He is going to minister differently through each one of us.  Each ministry opportunity is going to look different because there are no formulas.  So we must stay tapped into Jesus, The River of Living Water, and be sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is saying and doing in each situation.

Every church is going to  be unique and have different ways of ministering.  Every person has his or her own story that God is writing.  When we have this perspective, it frees us up from a judgmental spirit.  If we grasp God’s heart, we will have no desire to judge because we will see the value in variety.

We have a God who sees variety and uniqueness as beautiful…so may we stop judging and start loving the beauty of variety in people and churches.  Let us love people even though they are different than us and let us see how God can use us together, rather than trying to stay so separate and independent.

I pray that as believers we all ask for God’s heart and God’s perspective.  The healing that will come to the church body across the world will be amazing when we see things with God’s heart and when we become unified, loving each other and loving the variety in each other.  Let us press in to become more like our Father.

Translation of Zephaniah 3:17

May 11th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The following is a translation of Zephaniah 3:17 by worship leader Dennis Jernigan.  Listen to the joy and love of your Heavenly Father towards you, and may it bring healing to your heart where you have not understood the depth of love that your Heavenly Father has for you.

Dear Child of the King,

The eternal self-existent God – the God Who is three in one – He who dwells in the center of your being, is a powerful valiant Warrior.

He has come to to set you free, to keep you safe, and to bring you victory.

He is cheered and He beams with exceeding joy and takes pleasure in your presence.

He has engraved a place for Himself in you, and there, He quietly rests in His love and affection for you.

He cannot contain Himself at the thought of you and, with the greatest of joy, spins around wildly in anticipation over you, and has placed you over all other creations and in the highest place in His priorities.

In fact, He shouts and sings in triumph, joyfully proclaiming the gladness of His heart in a song of rejoicing all because of you.

Yours and His for eternity, Zephaniah

A Testimony of Physical Healing

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

I wanted you all to be encouraged to believe for and to pray for healing.  Our Lord Jesus continues to heal the sick!  He is so wonderful!!!  Please read my friend’s testimony below.

My name is Monica. I’m sixteen and this is my story of how the Lord healed me. About two years ago I got really sick to my stomach and started to have a really bad right side pain. It went on for more than a week and got worse and worse. I made up my mind after many sleepless nights to go in to the E.R. That night I found out it was going to be a longer journey than I thought. After a long night of a lot of tests; the doctors couldn’t find anything. So I went home. Two days later I was back in the same boat. The pain got worse and I went back to the E.R. After the doctors said I once again, “Oh we don’t know what it is,” I just made up my mind to buck it up and deal with it. The pain slowly went away. A year later it came back; at first we thought it was my appendix, but we weren’t sure. I went to tons of doctors week after week. They had no idea what it was. But nothing stopped the pain. After two months of pain and no answers, I was ready to give up. I felt like nothing worked. I thought the pain was never going to go away. One day Tammy called and asked if it was okay to with me to pray for healing for my body. The day I met with Tammy and her friend Elaine I felt horrible. The more we prayed the pain went away. The Lord healed me and it was all gone!! I can’t even express how amazing I feel and how blessed I am. All that has happened has brought me closer to the Lord, and I couldn’t ask for a better relationship with him! I am so thankful!! Jeremiah 29:11-14 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord.

Living in God’s Glory

April 26th, 2012 | Posted by Tammy in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

What does it mean to share in God’s glory?  Jesus said, “The glory which you have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one” (John 17:22).

God wants us to see ourselves through the blood of Jesus, so that we can walk in total and complete freedom.  Kris Vallotton says in his book The Supernatural Ways of Royalty, ”Whenever we review the events of our lives apart from the blood of Jesus, we subject ourselves to the influence of the spirit of deception.  In reality, my sinful past no longer exists.  The Lamb of God purchased it with a payment in blood, forever removing my sins from the records of Heaven.  The atoning blood of Jesus covers my sin, never to be uncovered again.  Sin’s power to destroy us is itself destroyed by a superior reality of forgiveness.”

Once I see the truth of who I am in Christ, it takes the pressure off of me to perform.   Performance is bondage.  Performance gets in the way of in intimate walk with my Creator and the Lover of my soul.  When I see myself as “dead to sin” but “alive to God,” it makes me want to pursue the Holy One who cleanses me and makes me holy.  The fire of His love cleanses away anything that does not belong in my life.  As He cleanses me, my futile efforts to perform fall away.

The Pharisees were so attached to their own performance and the religious spirit that controlled them.  They couldn’t grasp the words of life that Jesus was speaking.  ”The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.  The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63).  God is calling the church to truly “KNOW HIM,”  not just to do the right things.  Once we truly know Him, we will experience that abundant life that Jesus came to bring, and doing the right things will not come out of our own effort.  Our obedience will come out of knowing that we are one with Him.  God changes us from the inside out, not from the outside in.  If we are trying to be changed from the outside in, we are doing it with our own efforts…which is totally futile.

“They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more”  (Jeremiah 31:34).

God is calling the church away from a religious spirit and into intimacy with Him.  Kris Vallotton also says “Reviewing the sinfulness of our past in order to become humble is a perversion.  It actually creates shame; and shame is a poor counterfeit of humility.  Shame is the fruit of humiliation that works against the truth.   To maintain consciousness of sinful past to help us become more humble is the cruelty of a religious spirit; it requires us to keep something in our minds that isn’t in God’s.  In reality, it is much more humbling to live in the liberty of unearned forgiveness.  When we are forgiven, the King gives us permission to live as though we had never sinned….seeing my past through the blood of Jesus brings praise to my lips and frees me from the burden of a guilty heart.”

When we see ourselves the way the God sees us through the blood of Jesus, our lives can be touched by the royalty of God.  We can comprehend what Jesus meant when He said, “”The glory which you have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one” (John 17:22).

Now read Romans 6:2b-7 with a new perspective.  ”We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.  If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.  For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.”

Obedience comes naturally when we see that we are truly freed from sin, and also when we have an intimate walk with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

My prayer for anyone who reads this: “Father, I pray that your child will learn the intimacy that you are longing for with him/her.  May he/she be set free from performance, deceit, discouragement, and shame…all of these are from the evil one who seeks to steal, kill and destroy.  May your child see You clearly and know Your love deeply.  May complete freedom come to him/her as he/she meditates on Who You are and on Your living word, which comes to bring us life and to cause rivers of living water to flow from us.  May Your perfect love cast out all fear…all fear of man, all fear of failure, and all fear of rejection.  Your child is loved perfectly and completely by You.  May the depth of your love be revealed to your child.

(I would encourage you to read Kris Vallotton’s book, The Supernatural Ways of Royalty.  It is a wonderful book that will help you to discover your true identity in Christ.)