Discussion about Sunday’s (Sept. 28, 2014) message by Pastor Michael Burwell on walking in the light and having God in His rightful place in our lives.
PROCESS FOR 2014 FROM THE LORD
Earlier this year of 2014, the Holy Spirit instructed Diane & me to take a 10 day “hiatus” from all efforts other than just daily living. As a result of this, we told all our LifeCoach321 friends that we were unavailable except for emergencies and cancelled all regularly schedule meetings during that time.
The first 3 days of the “hiatus’ were frustrating. It was with impatience that we (mostly me) was saying, “OK Lord, here we are, what are we supposed to do?” SILENCE!!
The next 3 days, we were in a awaiting mode and had experienced a peace by not participating in the frenetic pace of what was our “normal” weekly schedule. Still, however, SILENCE from the Lord.
The next 3 days, we were both overwhelmed with data download from so many Godly sources, that it was amazing. They seemed to all be pieces of the same larger puzzle, but came so randomly that we just had to gather and document the pieces and wait, again, for instructions on what to do with all this data. Yep, you guessed it: SILENCE!
On day 10, I was sitting in front of the computer with no specific thought in my mind about what to do (not unusual for me) when, all of a sudden I just started typing. Two hours later, I had been able, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to put all the pieces of data in discernable order. YEA! Now what? SILENCE!
Also on day 10, I had a meeting, not a regularly scheduled one, with someone who I never expected would have a “word” from the Lord for us. I explained about the “hiatus” and he said “On day 11 you will know what to say and 3 days later you will know what to do.” I immediately heard this as from the Lord and was comforted. SILENCE was soon to be over.
Starting on day 11 and for the next few days, all the pieces of the puzzle were being put into a KISSES format by the Holy Spirit through us. See a short video at http://www.lifecoach321.com/kisses-by-dab
KISSES = Keep it Scriptural, Spiritual, Easy & Simple
The “what to do” part of the word was to make individual appointments with all our LifeCoach321 friends and our family to plant the seeds that the Lord had given us personally during this transformational period. Now that the “what to do” part has been completed, we are posting this information to all who might read and receive this.
Note: This is an outline summary which we trust the Holy Spirit will aid in translating for you. Please let us know if you have any questions, need clarification or amplification. You can comment at the end of this post or Email us at Dave@LifeCoach321.com.
Words for 2014 from the Lord: March 17 – 31, 2014:
This was spoken the very first day of the “hiatus” to Dave: “Failure to implement the following puts everything in “Jeopardy: danger of loss, harm, or failure”. This was obviously to get our attention and it did. We hope it will also get your attention.
- 1Q14 is the time for a “Fresh Start”: “This is the battle before God can move things forward”
- Establish a firm foundation. Luke 6:49
- See that all is aligned with God’s will: integrity, methods, philosophy, and administration. No improper commingling or unequal yoking.
- Verify a network and positioning of “SEERS”; Watchmen on the Wall and Spiritual Warfare Intercessors.
- Reaffirm the establishment of “Elders” over family, ministry, relationships.
- Take the carnal handcuffs off God. “Bind spirits of deception and pride!”
- God said: “Don’t continue on with the methods currently in place.”
- Place everything being done on God’s altar and only pick up again what God releases.
- Glenn Schmekel dream: John 2:10 “you have kept back the good wine until now!”
- Everything in order to support God’s vision: 1 Cor. 12 & Eph. 4 & Matt. 28:18-20
- Everyone operating in their calling, gifting as placed there by God. (Alignment = a position of agreement or alliance)
- No one trying to operate in another’s call or gifting. (Synergy: the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements)
- Define each other’s calling and gifting.
- Identify each other’s roles and responsibilities.
- Pray that Jesus will “open the Spiritual eyes of the spiritually blind to be able to see the “Light”. Don’t focus on the “spit and mud” but on Jesus the “Light’s” command to “Go & Wash”. James 1:19-25 Exe. 33:31-32
- Glenn & Carolyn Schmekel said: “It’s like a chess board and we are the pieces only and God is to make all the moves”.
- Judge not: Matt. 7:1-3
- Bless others: Matt. 5:44; Luke 6:28; But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, and Rom. 12:14 Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them.
- Regular fellowship & communication: family, church, small group, mentors, etc.
- Identify those areas where we are having trouble obeying what the Lord has said: Place it on the altar: Walk away from it: Pray for discipline in that area: Have an accountability partner
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
- 2014 is the year of “wholeness”. Outline of Biblical Usage for “whole”
See http://www.lifecoach321.com/wilt-thou-be-made-whole for detailed info.
I guess the following scripture says it all to me at the beginning of 2014: Romans 12:2 Expanded Bible (EXB) Do not be ·shaped by [conformed to; pressed into a mold by] this ·world [age]; instead be ·changed within [transformed] by ·a new way of thinking [or changing the way you think; the renewing of your mind]. Then you will be able to ·decide [discern; test and approve] what ·God wants for you [is God’s will]; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.
SCRIPTURES REFERENCED ABOVE:
Luke 6:49 (AMP) A Firm Foundation: But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.
Romans 6:13 (NIV) Offer on God’s Altar: Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
Matthew 6:33 (EXB) ·Seek first [Be concerned above all else with] God’s kingdom and ·what God wants [L his righteousness]. Then all ·your other needs will be met as well [L these things will be given to you].
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (EXB) Warning about Non-believers (Not Like-Minded): Do not ·join yourselves to [become partners with; be mismatched/unevenly yoked with] unbelievers. ·Good and bad do not belong together [LFor what partnership has righteousness and wickedness/lawlessness?]. ·Light and darkness cannot share together [Or what fellowship/partnership can light have with darkness?]. How can Christ and Belial [ the devil; Satan] have any ·agreement [harmony; accord]? What can a believer ·have together [share in common] with a nonbeliever?
John 14:26 (AMP) Holy Spirit: But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things.
Romans 8:5 (EXB) Those who live following their ·sinful selves [sinful nature; flesh] ·think only about [have their minds set on; or have their outlook shaped by] things that their ·sinful selves [sinful nature; T flesh] want. But those who live following the Spirit ·are thinking about [have their minds set on; or have their outlook shaped by] the things ·the Spirit wants them to do [L of the Spirit].
Romans 8:26-27 (EXB) Also [or In the same way], the Spirit helps us ·with [or in] our weakness. We do not know ·how to pray as we should [or what we ought to pray for]. But the Spirit himself ·speaks to God for us [intercedes] with ·deep feelings [groanings] ·that words cannot explain [or that are inexpressible; or that are unspoken; or too deep for words].·God can see what is in people’s hearts and [The one who searches hearts] knows what is in the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit ·speaks to God [intercedes; appeals] for ·his people [or his holy people; T the saints] ·in the way God wants [or in harmony with God; according to God].
Matthew 7:1-3 (EXB) Don’t Judge: Be Careful About Judging Others: “Don’t judge others, ·or you will [so that you will not] be judged. You will be judged in the same way that you judge others, and ·the amount you give to others will be given to you [or the standard you use for others will be the standard used for you; L with the measure you measure, it will be measured to you]. “Why do you notice the ·little piece of dust [speck; tiny splinter] in your ·friend’s [L brother’s (or sister’s)] eye, but you don’t ·notice [consider] the ·big piece of wood [log; plank; beam] in your own eye?
Matthew 6:14-15 (EXB) Forgive: ·Yes, [For] if you forgive others for their ·sins [transgressions; failings; trespasses], your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father in heaven will not forgive your ·sins [transgressions; failings; trespasses].
Romans 12:14 (EXB) Bless: ·Wish good for [Bless] those who ·harm [persecute] you; ·wish them well [bless] and do not curse them.
1 John 1:7 (AMP) Fellowship: But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
Ephesians 5:19 (EXB) Communicate: ·Speak […speaking] to each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) Holy Spirit Led: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
Romans 12:2 (AMP) Be Whole: Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Galatians 5:16-25 (EXB) The Spirit and Human Nature: So I tell you: ·Live [Walk] ·by following [guided by; in the power of; L by] the Spirit. Then you will not do what your ·sinful self [sinful nature; T flesh] ·wants [desires; craves]. Our ·sinful self [sinful nature; T flesh] ·wants [desires] what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit ·wants [desires] what is against our ·sinful self [sinful nature; T flesh]. [For]The two are ·against [opposed to; or hostile toward] each other, so you cannot do just what you ·please [want]. But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law.
The ·wrong things the sinful self does [works of the flesh/sinful nature] are ·clear [evident; obvious]: ·being sexually unfaithful [sexual immorality], ·not being pure [impurity], ·taking part in sexual sins [depravity; promiscuity],·worshiping gods [idolatry], ·doing witchcraft [sorcery], ·hating [hostility; antagonism], ·making trouble [discord; strife], being jealous, ·being angry [rage], ·being selfish [rivalries], ·making people angry with each other[dissensions], ·causing divisions among people [factions], feeling envy, being drunk, ·having wild and wasteful parties [carousing; orgies], and doing other things like these. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God’s kingdom.
But the ·Spirit produces the fruit of [L fruit of the Spirit is] love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, ·faithfulness [or faith], gentleness, self-control. ·There is no law that says these things are wrong [or No law can oppose such things]. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified ·their own sinful selves [the sinful nature; the flesh]. They have given up ·their old selfish feelings and the evil things they wanted to do [L its passions and desires]. ·We [If/Since we…] ·get our new life from the Spirit [live by the Spirit], so we should ·follow [be guided by; walk in step with] the Spirit.
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