A Teaching from Stones of Fire Ministries Blog

Hi everyone, I have a website for the Stones of Fire Ministries now and am doing some teachings out there.  Here is one I just did today and want to share with you all.

Blessings everyone…

 

The Blessings of the Lord

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Job’s Prayer of Repentance

“Then Job answered the LORD and said, “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.  You asked, “Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?”  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.  Listen, please, and let me speak; You said “I will question you, and you shall answer Me.” I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.  Therefore, I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

…Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.” (Job 42:1-6, 12)


Job had a really bad season of life.  He’s going along, worshipping God to the best of his ability and unbeknownst to him, Satan had set his heart against Job and went to God’s court to demand to sift Job.  Suddenly in one day Job loses all his children and all his wealth.  But that wasn’t enough for Satan.  He went back to God and wanted permission to touch his body.  Before God had said no to that.  So then, Satan puts these horrible sores all over his body from the top of his head to the very bottom of his feet.  He was totally miserable.  Add to that his own wife tells him to curse God and die.

Through all of this Job stood strong for the LORD.  He praised God anyway.  Then along come his “friends” who then proceed to tear him down with their evil counsel and words.  As time wore on Job became more and more depressed until he wished himself dead and even cursed the day he was born.

Finally, the LORD talked straight to Job and told him of His greatness and might through a series of questions about His creation.  (These chapters have great insight into God’s creation by the way. )  After the LORD finishes His discourse, Job realized he didn’t KNOW God at all!  He just knew about Him.  He had a personal encounter with the Creator and after he repented, God blessed him double what he had before.

People all over the world think they know God, but when the day of desperation comes, they find out that head knowledge does not cut it.  It takes a personal and intimate relationship with Him to give us the staying power in the day of calamity.

Notice Job’s repentance prayer.  He confessed that he only had head knowledge but now he knew Him personally and he repented in humility.  God’s grace was poured out on Job and he was richly blessed.  How was he blessed?  He had ten more children.  He got double the livestock and double the servants he had before.  God gave him double for his trouble!

Are you in a season of calamity?  Don’t give up on God.  Seasons aren’t forever and if you hang on to Him and trust Him, He will bring you through.  He has been faithful to me over and over and over again.

Blessings everyone…

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Announcement! New Page Coming Soon!

Hi everyone,  I am working on a new page in the Effective Prayers section called “Kingdom Declarations” that I have learned over the past week.  I am seeing God moving in areas of my life and I want to share what I’m learning with all of you.

Everything done in creation is done with words.  God speaks and it is so.  We are created in His image and when we speak, it is so.  The words we speak in our everyday lives determine our future circumstances.  Speak life or speak death.  It’s up to us.  This is the basic principle of these declarations.

I’ll put my Word study out here on it as well so you can study it out for yourself.  I pray it helps you as much as it is me.

Blessings everyone…

 

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The Appearing

“And it occurred that as He reclined at table with them, He took bread and praised God and gave thanks and asked a blessing, and then broke it and was giving it to them when their eyes were instantly opened and they clearly recognized Him, and He vanished.  And they said to one another, were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us on the road and as He opened and explained to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:30-32)

“Now while they were talking about this, Jesus Himself took His stand among them and said to them, Peace be to you!  But they were so startled and terrified that they thought they saw a spirit.  And He said to them, Why are you disturbed and troubled, and why do such doubts and questionings arise in your hearts?” (Luke 24:35-38)


Jesus has resurrected from the grave in the glorified body that we will receive at our resurrection.  The Bible says He is the firstborn from among the dead.  Death where is your sting?  Jesus overcame it!  Two of His followers were walking to Emmaus, when Jesus appeared and began walking along with them.  His identity was hidden from them.

It was on this journey that He opened the Scriptures’ meaning to them.  They were very much interested in His teaching and when they reached Emmaus, they begged Him to stay with them for dinner.  As He broke the bread and blessed it, He opened their eyes and they recognized Him.  How exciting that must have been for them!  Then He vanished!

I see a few nuggets of Truth here in just these two passages:

Nugget One ~ All of Jesus’ followers were understandably distraught at His death and even though He told them more than once that He would die and rise from the grave after three days, they could not believe it.  They even saw Him raise at least two people from the grave during Jesus’ ministry on Earth.  They had just left Jerusalem where they had heard about five hundred people rising from the grave at Jesus’ resurrection.  Yet they were blown away at His appearing to them.  It is hard for the human mind to wrap around the supernatural because it is outside of our natural laws.  How can a person raise from the dead and appear and just vanish?  Yet, the supernatural is all around those who believe…

Nugget Two ~ All of Jesus’ followers had intimate knowledge of Him.  They knew Him personally and dwelt with Him during His time on Earth.  They had a relationship with Him.  There was mutual love between them.  Notice the care Jesus took to appear to His friends to comfort them, teach them and instruct them?  These two guys weren’t part of  the eleven disciples; they were still back in Jerusalem.  Yet Jesus took the time to walk with them to Emmaus so He could teach them more about Him in the Scriptures.

Nugget Three ~ The glorified body that Jesus rose from the dead with, is the same one we will have.  In His glorified body, He appeared and vanished as He willed.  His body was not subject to natural laws of time and gravity.  Yet He ate with them and walked with them.  At some point we will die or if He returns in our lifetime, we will be instantly changed from mortal to immortal and we too, will have the same glorified body He does!

Nugget Four ~ As the Second Person of the Godhead (the Trinity), Jesus is eternal.  He has no beginning and He has no end.  In eternity past, His form was vastly different.  He is the Word of God.  His form was indescribably glorious.  No words can convey the beauty of His glory.  Yet He left that to forever become the Son of Man.  He will never return to His former form.  He is forever tied to humanity through this glorified body.  He truly does know how we feel and His mercy endures forever…

Everything about Jesus’ words and life are so rich in Truth.  The Word (Jesus) is the depth of the wisdom of God we are to pursue.  There is no one else like Jesus.  When He appears, EVERYTHING changes forever!  And that is the best news ever…

Don’t know Him?

Meet Jesus Here…

Blessings everyone…

 

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Announcement! New Page ~ Donate Page

Hi everyone, I have added a Donate Page to the blog for those who God has specifically asked to sow into this ministry.  I have had a few questions about it, but have been hesitant.  However, the Lord wants to give people an opportunity to sow.  Here is the link to the new page.  Thank you guys!

The Donate Page

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Announcement! ~ New Teaching on Teachings Page!

Hi everyone,

I just completed a new teaching on The Lord’s Prayer.  I saw a video of Michael Massa, Senior Pastor of Church of the King in Dallas, Texas.  I decided to do a Word Study on it and this is the teaching I’ve done on it.  I hope to have the actual prayer done tomorrow and will post it in the Effective Prayer page under the Taking Dominion Prayers page.  Check out the teaching and hopefully you will be blessed as I have in studying it out!

https://fromtheheartogod.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/lordprayerteaching.pdf

Blessings everyone…

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A Pondering on DNA

I have recently been given an assignment by the Lord to walk with a believer in one of the most difficult physical battles I’ve ever seen or been involved in.  For almost four years this woman has been battling alone against an awful bacteria that has caused unbelievable damage to her tissue and skin over her torso.

She has been diagnosed with stage four cancer by doctor after doctor, but stage four cancer is usually systemic and not contained to one area.  She went a week ago and had her own blood test run by a lab technician.  The blood tests showed NO cancer cells are in her body.  It did show she has a dangerous fungus and heavy metal build up in her body.

Since then we have been engaged in prayer for her total healing and spiritual warfare that the Lord has brought to a whole new level.  We are seeing the advance of this bacteria stop advancing, but it is still hanging on causing pain and discomfort.  We have been gathering herbs and supplements together to fight this in the natural until she can get to a wound center for help with cleaning the wound and anti-biotics.

As we were praying, she felt the Lord wanted us to begin to pray for her DNA.  She told me that on more than one occasion she has had both Merser and Staph infections.  The blood test did not show either of these bacteria, thank God, however, it would seem that there is some kind of weakness in her DNA that makes her susceptible to these horrible kinds of infections.

Early this morning I woke up around three AM and opened Facebook to try and get sleepy again.  I came across this video about Atheist logic.  This guy was talking about intelligent design and began pointing out that every living thing on our planet has DNA,  The DNA is so complex and intricate that it is impossible for it to just come out of nothing.  He called DNA the “instruction book for life.”   Think about it.  A computer program can be changed to function in a different way by one simple line of code written by the programmer.  The program will function differently.

God can write a new instruction in the DNA that will change how it functions in a particular area.  The thought occurred to me that since God is the author of our DNA instruction book, He can write a revision in it if we ask Him to.  So I did.  I asked Him to write a new instruction in my friend’s DNA regarding this infection or whatever it is.

This is an “in progress” battle and I’m really excited to see what God is going to do in her life over the next few days and weeks.  She’s learning a lot and I’m learning a lot through this.  Did God cause this?  Absolutely NOT!  The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.  Jesus came that we would have life and have it more ABUNDANTLY!  This is a fiery furnace season that Jesus is walking with her in.

I really admire her because she has withstood people basically telling her to just lay down and die.  Much like Job’s wife told him to curse God and die.  Her battle is too hard and too horrible to stand in faith with.  She was told to accept God’s will and go home to heaven.  She has lost all of her friends, and even her daughter has walked away.  It is only her son, me and an elderly lady who are standing with her in faith.  Through all of this she has grown much closer to the Lord in her relationship.  We are seeing God moving in her situation and I know that she is finally coming out of this nightmare.

I’ll have another post when we see the miracle happen…and it will happen.

Blessings everyone…

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