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God has promised many blessings to us.

We are promised spiritual prosperity,

 material prosperity in heaven,

blessings, revival, success, power over the devil,

 daily bread, etc.

 

We need strength and courage

to claim all that God has promised us.

 

Joshua 1:6

"Be strong and of good courage."

Joshua 1:7

"Only be thou strong and very courageous."

Joshua 1:9

 "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage."

Joshua 1:18

"...only be strong and of good courage.’

 

To EMERGE into fuller realization of these blessings,

and ministries from God,

we need we need strength and courage.

 

Weaklings, doubters, hypocrites,

double-minded, fearful,

cannot claim all that God wnats to give

them.

At best, they get the overflow of others.

It takes courage to claim God’s blessings.

It takes courage to take on the devil and demons,

who are the enemies of God’s people.

 

To EMERGE, to continue to EMERGE,

you need to stand strong in the Lord...

not in your own strength,  for that is

minimal, at best...


But, stand in Jesus,

draw nigh unto Him...

feel His strength and power encompass

you as you worship His name...

repent of your own strugglings,

they are fruitless...

but let His strength fill your being with

the EXPECTANCY of your EMERGING.


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EMERGING?

of course, you are...

God is working...

 

Sometimes, we seem to be on a plateau,

or our human bodies show their weakness,

but we know God is still working...

we know it in faith...

 

Some few instructions for while in

the EMERGING PROCESS...

 

[1.] Fear God! A holy reverence of the Awesome nature and person of God will allow you to emerge continuously.

[2.] Admit that you are unaware of God's workings. Be ready for new blessings, new ministries.

[3.] The education offered by mankind often builds up walls of ignorance, and God needs to be allowed to remove such walls. Throw out any misconceptions discovered, regardless of dogma, denominational proclamation, or long held creed...

[4.] New emergings follow Bible study. Scripture will become brightly clear, and will occur as when a light switch is turned in a dark room.

[5.] Get your mind pure before God (Confess sin, search your heart and mind for any impurity).

[6.] Submit yourself to God and to His Word. Test all new blessings by His Word. Do not hold firmly what denomination, creed, or long held tenets have taught if it is shown wrong by the Word. Many denominations have false doctrines, and the Lord may begin revealing through vision and confirm through the Bible that you have been deceived.

[7.] After being shown a new emerging, do not rush final judgment, for if you are receiving it from God, He will continue to confirm it and interpret it, with more Scripture as time proceeds.

[8.] Now Pray for further EMERGINGS... The Bible tells us that when the latter rain revival comes, we should pray for more rain... (Zechariah 10:1)

[9.] Praise the Lord for the MERGINGS already received, and for more to come, for He desires to answer your prayers.

[10.] Stay humble, for these EMERGINGS are meant for all, and that you receive such does not prove you are special. God is "no respecter of persons..."

[11.] Openly relate your emergings (unless God directs  otherwise). You will be mocked, reviled, and ridiculed (as Joseph was by his brothers); you may be disbelieved (as was Jeremiah by his generation); and misunderstood (as has been Daniel for generations). Tell of them anyway, you will not be the first to be thought "crazy" and "fanatical". All the prophets were, many were killed to shut them up about visions the others could not endure hearing about.

[12.] To fail to follow the above steps will result in ignorance, false doctrines, and torment...

 

[13.] Emergings are your choice, for God has already chosen to give you these blessings and ministries, and if you choose to receive such, you will...

If you choose not to receive such, you will not...

[14.] Those in false doctrines have had to choose to have their false doctrines, and have had to choose to retain error. God's truth and blessings are available and shown throughout all of creation. 

 

[15.] Adam had daily visits by God. They walked and talked in the garden of Eden. These were literal visits and undoubtedly included many emergings, instructions, blessings being given to Adam. Due to his sin, he lost that intimate relationship, and the accompanying emergings. Many Christians still are in darkness and solitude from Godly visits and revelation from the Lord Himself. The resulting false doctrines of mankind's religions, the spiritual ignorance of sincerely-believed misconceptions are a result of our own Adam-like sins... Adam listened to Eve's ideas, and wanted to please her... more than to please God. Many today accept denominational tenets, precepts unsubstantiated by God's Word, and long-held creeds... and the revelation from God, that He wants to give, is unheard... Do not blame Adam... look at your own sins for why you have not had emergings more!

 

[16]. Question, question, question... If you do not have questions, questions that burden, torment, and trouble you...  Search the Word, enough to have some questions... Search for the answers, and the Word of God will answer much, but with every answer will come several more questions...

 

 


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Are you ashamed?

 

As the disciples and others

were EMERGING into their ministries,

the world was anti-Christian...

burnings at the stake,

crucifixions,

feeding them to lions,

gladiators made sport of them,

beheadings, etc...

 

Yet, they EMERGED...

 

So, come on now!

get out of the idea it is too hard in this

society to EMERGE...

quit being ASHAMED of your calling,

of God's working in you,

of your EMERGING blessings !

 

LOL

 

There is turmoil in Egypt,

bad things look like they are going to happen...

but the Bible predicts revival for Egypt in

the last days, so no matter what the devil

is trying to do there, the end result,

amidst turmoil galore, there is going to be

revival...

 

our govt is using our tax dollars to pay

for abortions,

senior citizens will be denied life saving

care, in order to pay for abortions...

the economy is in the tank,

true unemployment in the nation is 16 to 17 %,

homes are in foreclosure,

gasoline prices top $3 a gallon,

etc etc...

 

Are we going to hide in a cave,

hope to survive till the rapture???

LOL

 

NO !!!

 

Joel 2:23-28

"Be glad then, ye children of Zion,

 and rejoice in the Lord your God;

 for He hath given you the former rain moderately,

 and He will cause to come down for you

 the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain

 in the first month.

And the floors shall be full of wheat,

 and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

 And I will restore to you

 the years the locust hath eaten,

 the cankerworm, and the caterpillar,

 and the palmerworm,

My great army which I sent among you.

And ye shall eat in plenty,

 and be satisfied,

and praise the name of the Lord your God,

that hath dealt wondrously with you;

and

My people shall never be ashamed.

 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,

 and that I am the Lord your God,

and none else;

and

My people shall never be ashamed.

And it shall come to pass afterward,

 that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh;

 and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your old men shall dream dreams,

and your young men shall see visions;

 and also upon the servants

 and upon the handmaids

 in those days will I pour out My Spirit."

 

There are two great revival periods.

 The former rain revival was a great period.

 It had great miraculous results.

 The church began with an explosion

 of the power of God

being shown forth through the converts.

 

It was also a trying period.

 Persecution and problems were present in that age.

 They conquered sin and evil,

 and the power of God made

even the trials to "work together for good."

 

We have often envied their revival.

 Yet, there is a greater revival to come...

than this world saw in the former rain revival,

 or in any revival before or after...

 

The latter rain revival,

 THE DOUBLE PORTION TIME SOON TO COME,

will see far greater things occur

 than any revival period of the past.

 

 The last day revival has already begun,

and it is ever increasing in magnitude and power.

 

 We have a double portion time revival to anticipate yet.

 

Revival is God's blessing

 on a people hungry and desirous for God.

 

God wants us to EMERGE into the revival

period, ready to serve Him,

ready to see miraculous power...

 

Paul saw jail bars,

saw them bring a whip to lash him with...

finally saw a beheader's axe...

but he rejoiced in the REVIVAL that

he had EMERGED into...

 

emerge...

don't be ashamed of what things

the devil is doing,

God has greater things planned than

you can imagine...

in spite of that devil...

 

let him be ashamed...

 

we are not ashamed !


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Today, God has me in a 'reflective'

mood...

and in thinking of what I posted

yesterday, I think I will reflect upon it..

 

all things do 'work together for good'..

and He is in the 'restoring' business

for us...

we need to 'emerge' into what

He has for us...

and

there is no reason to be 'ashamed'

of what our lives look like to the world...

 

that post yesterday, was

speaking to me...

for sometimes, I look at things

and feel 'ashamed' I am not better,

or doing this or that,

finishing this book or that book faster,

or winning souls faster,

or being a witness faster...

 

twice in that passage quoted

yesterday, God says,

'My people shall not be ashamed'....

He emphasized that...

 

was Paul ashamed when he spent

months in prison?

or was Job when God allowed satan

to test him?

or the three when they walked into

the fiery furnace?

or Daniel when thrown into the lions'

den?

 

life is hard,

the troubles in the world are horrible..

our bodies are weak,

our work needs done, and we get

weary,

we may not be accomplishing

what we would like...

but...

God is 'emerging' us...

(not as fast as we'd like)

but He is emerging us to new

blessings, new ministries, new powers

in Him...

new victories, souls to come into

the kingdom, etc etc...

 

and we need not be 'ashamed'...

we just need to be in relationship

with the One we walk with, i.e. Jesus...

 

no matter what is ahead...

no matter how tiring the path...

no matter how weak my body...

no matter...

He is the One doing the EMERGING,

doing the restoring,

sending the rain of revival...

 

I have to just remember

that I am walking with Him...

and let Him choose the pace to walk...


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I have had a few emergings

that were literally embarrassing...

 

step out of a door,

and emerge to the outside sliding

on ice... looking like a clumsy fool...

 

tripping over something on the floor

that my eyes don't see...

and I emerge looking like a clumsy fool...

 

emerging from a car, has sometimes

occurred embarrassingly...

 

I normally was very good at

catching my balance on ice...

and seldom fell,

now in this 'age', I am not so quick

to catch balance...

 

emerging spiritually is different...

but sometimes, we emerge

in not planned ways...

 

how are you doing in emerging?

do you sometimes feel like you are

really looking agile and all together....

 

but then sometimes we feel like

we have totally ruined whatever

was going on...

 

well, like most 'falls on the ice',

they are quick, sudden, but easily

remedied by standing back up,

and being a bit more careful...

 

spiritually, that works too...

 

sometimes we need to get back into

the Word of God,

or rejoice a bit with Carman... (on CD, or

U Tube)

 

the dusting off of the ice chips,

the wiping off of the mud,

and we can get started on our emerging

again...

 

 


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A groundhog emerges from his

hole, and can be 'shot' by the landowner

who does not like groundhogs...

 

that kind of emerging we don't want... LOL

 

that is not the 'emerging' that God desires for us...

of course, there is the devil who encourages some to take 'shots' at us in our emergings...

 

We are to emerge to power,

to fellowship, to ministry...

 

God is not the one seeking to have us face

troubles in our emergings...

no, but the devil does...

 

yet, 'greater is He that is in us,

than he that is in the world..'

and

'no weapon formed against us

shall prosper...'

and

'I can do all things through Christ,

Who strengthens me...'

 

So, don't get gunshy...

emerge into God's power...

emerge into your ministries...

emerge into God's blessings...

 

He is still our SAVIOR


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Emerging into a world

of earthquakes, tornadoes,

hurricanes, volcanoes,

nuclear disasters,

wars, terrorism....

 

wow!

this emerging is a shock !

 

but...

that is not what all we are

to EMERGE into...

 

emerge into God's presence...

 

'yea, though I walk through the

valley of the shadow of death,

I will not fear, for Thou art with me...'

 

We are to 'emerge' ...

walking with Jesus...

if only He alone is with us,

we can smile, we can have faith,

we can have peace and joy...

 

we walk with Jesus in this world

we have emerged into...

 

did you want to EMERGE into wealth?

well, you have, you walk with the One

Who owns the universe...

 

did you want to EMERGE into joy?

well, you have, you walk with the One

Who is JOY... He is PEACE...

He is HOPE...

 

we walk with Him..

through the valleys,

through the storms,

through the wars of life...

 

no safer One to walk with...

no happier Person to walk with...

 

This EMERGENCE is wonderful,

if you put your eyes on Him...

 

 


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The acrostics of the word ‘EMERGE’

are being taught to us by the Lord.

E Evangelize...

We are each being used by the Spirit,

to be a witness... God is planting seeds,

watering the soil of hearts,

weeding, and preparing for harvests....

We are in that process, far more than we realize...

 

M Mature in your faith.

 Maturing is gaining stability and direction.

Are you maturing?

If you are letting the Lord work in your

heart, you are,... it is His work...

 

E Elect Jesus to be Lord.

There have been situations this year,

for each of us, that we have had to

elect someone... to be our leader...

God has been teaching us to elect Jesus to that role,

 in every situation this year.

R Rejoice in the Lord Jesus.

A key to emerging is worship,

it provides the gas to our vehicles of emerging.

Have you been finding times of rejoicing

in Jesus?

G Grow in the Christ-like life.

Jesus is working to help you grow

into the image of Jesus... We should be

in that process of being more and more like unto Jesus.

 

E Employ the gifts of the Spirit.

 You are  emerging for a reason.

The Lord has gifts to give,

and gifts to use in you.

 Your emerging is not just for you,

 but for the work of the Lord.

This ILLUSTRATED lesson is from the Lord,

 The Lord is in control of this ‘EMERGE’, not me.

I am a spectator, and watching

what the Lord is doing in my  own life...

and trust you are seeing Him work mightlly

in yours also.

 

The Lord has been wonderful,

merciful, kind and working with a goal...

and this year, I am seeing God emerge

me into more adn more...

I am looking forward to seeing what

all the rest of the year holds....


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The acrostics of the word ‘EMERGE’

are being taught to us by the Lord.

E Evangelize...

We are each being used by the Spirit,

to be a witness... God is planting seeds,

watering the soil of hearts,

weeding, and preparing for harvests....

We are in that process, far more than we realize...

 

M Mature in your faith.

 Maturing is gaining stability and direction.

Are you maturing?

If you are letting the Lord work in your

heart, you are,... it is His work...

 

E Elect Jesus to be Lord.

There have been situations this year,

for each of us, that we have had to

elect someone... to be our leader...

God has been teaching us to elect Jesus to that role,

 in every situation this year.

R Rejoice in the Lord Jesus.

A key to emerging is worship,

it provides the gas to our vehicles of emerging.

Have you been finding times of rejoicing

in Jesus?

G Grow in the Christ-like life.

Jesus is working to help you grow

into the image of Jesus... We should be

in that process of being more and more like unto Jesus.

 

E Employ the gifts of the Spirit.

 You are  emerging for a reason.

The Lord has gifts to give,

and gifts to use in you.

 Your emerging is not just for you,

 but for the work of the Lord.

This ILLUSTRATED lesson is from the Lord,

 The Lord is in control of this ‘EMERGE’, not me.

I am a spectator, and watching

what the Lord is doing in my  own life...

and trust you are seeing Him work mightlly

in yours also.

 

The Lord has been wonderful,

merciful, kind and working with a goal...

and this year, I am seeing God emerge

me into more and more...

I am looking forward to seeing what

all the rest of the year holds....


how is the 'emerge' doing?

are you seeing God work,

are you talking to God about this work,

so as to work with Him, not against Him?

 

time to examine myself...


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For some reason, the Lord has been

revealing some things about the plans He has

for the coming year...

in December, He has been giving me a word,

and telling me some things about the acrostic meanings

of the letters...

 

For 2011, the word was 'EMERGE'...

and the Lord has had me and probably most all of you

in a year of 'emerging'...

 

In 2010, the word was 'peace'...

each letter represented something about how

He wanted to give a peace to us...

 

He has given me a new word for

2012, and some meanings for it...

I will shortly be sharing it...

and the watching of the Lord reveal its meaning

more fully will begin...

 

I don't know how God has worked in your life,

but if you examine it, I figure you will find many

kinds of 'emergings' in it this year...

 

Evangelize,

Mature,

Elect,

Rejoice,

Grow

Employ

has been an illustrated lesson for us this year...

 

I am listening to what the Lord is

showing me for 2012...

 

why not take a short inventory of your 2011,

and see how God has been illustrating

many 'emergings' this year for you...

 

be back with 2012 shortly...

 

 


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Emerging for a caterpillar into a butterfly

may be a bit disconcerting to that caterpillar

as it sheds its old skin,

tries to break through the wrapping cocoon,

and finally can emerge...

then to go through the 'no longer' crawling

transition to the flying above the ground,

and adjusting from the ugly caterpillar to the

beautiful butterfly,

is quite an experience...

 

We too have been emerging in many ways,

many adjustments to experience,

and not all 'emergings' were fun...

Some were precious and blessed,

but some were struggles and adjustments.

 

A new year is coming...


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No, I have not forgotten...

there is going to be a new word

from the Lord for 2012...

am still getting some info on what

God is wanting us to know about

this coming year...

 

stay tuned...

 

we have learned much about

'emerging' in 2011, there

is more to God's plan...

another lesson to learn in 2012...

 

I think you will enjoy this one...


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Today is the last day of the year 2011...

It has been a year with many 'EMERGINGS'.

 

Because the year has ended, will not mean

no more emergings will occur,

it has been a year of many though...

 

Next year, the Lord will direct us to another

of His movings, and will illustrate what He wants

to accomplish in our lives. 

 

The word for 2011 was EMERGE,

and each letter represented one facet of how we were

to EMERGE into what, and out of what, God desired.

 

In 2012, we shall GRASP!

 

I shall post the first message on that this evening.

There will be a number of lessons on it, so stay tuned

for what I feel God is saying to me about what He

desires for us, and His plans for us, in 2012...

 

tonight... will begin...


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