What It Means to Be Born, Hear The Voice of The Spirit, and other Things ( Audio Teaching )

What It Means to Be Born, Hear The Voice of The Spirit, and other Things

Message given at The Deeper Life Event by Jose Alvarez

Doral Vineyard Church

Miami, Florida

June 28, 2012

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“The Land of The Theophobic Taboo of Invoking the Name of God.”

It’s happening again with the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado!

It began with my USA return in 2007  after living in Kenya.

In East Africa, the Name of God and His Son Jesus Christ are welcomed.

When arriving in America I realized that I had come to  “The Land of The Theophobic Taboo of Invoking the Name of God.”

I have been befuddled with our governments’ refusal, resistance, arrogance, phobia,  sheer blindness, and  or agenda, against invoking the assistance of Almighty God, during times of national catastrophes.

I am talking now on federal, state, and municipal levels.

It’s simply mind-blowing!

In the 2008 financial meltdown, I perused  the news coming out from our fruited plains, to note one political leader who’d make a proclamation for the succor of Almighty God.

Nay, not a soul stepped up.

To our own humiliation, such haughtiness only hurts the country.

God is so willing to help.

Yet, He will not do so, if we do not appeal to Him in prayer.

If  a few politicians would have declared a week for beseeching the help of God in this crisis, things would have been better.

But no of course, it’s unconstitutional to cry out to the Almighty.

We don’t want to irreparably damage somebody through the blessing which God confers.

And nay,  our politicians and judges simply contradict what is rational and logical during  seasons of misfortune.

Instead of  invoking the Name of God, they reduce it as unconstitutional.

Is it Theophobia, arrogance, blindness or agenda?

By the way, America is not out of its financial crisis. I don’t care what any politician says. I know better.

Two weeks before the financial crisis arose, I heard the semi audible voice of God whisper;“The Day of The Lord is at Hand!”

Four years later, God has not come back to and told me that “The Day of The Lord is not at Hand!”

During mammoth outbreak of tornadic activity that  obliterated parts of America, I was buoyant that some politician would announce a season of prayer for his stricken municipality, but there was none to be found.

I remember one Senator suing God in court and calling Him defendant.

What a deplorable void of reverence for God.

I quote the senator’s words.

“Defendant directly and proximately has caused, inter alia, fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues…”

Two weeks after his lawsuit there were shattering fires in California which burned down hundreds of homes.

I don’t think that the senator will sue God again.

During the finagling, torment, and hand wringing  which occurred with  the BP Oil Spill I predicted a national declaration of prayer to God.

If  there was a time in which our nation needed His guidance it was then.

But only a paltry pronouncement which originated from Louisiana, and I think was attended to by the assistant governor of Florida, was the spiritual apex put forth by our nation.

When that Christmas came there was even more of a thrust to obliterate the Name of Christ, Christmas decorations, Christmas songs and nativity scenes from America’s recollection.

This is just the contrary  to what America needs, for crying out loud.

Is it Theophobia, arrogance, blindness or agenda?

Last year, an all-wise and benevolent judge in Colorado rendered the one meager day in which this nation politically semi invokes the Name of God, unconstitutional.

I say this, because our putative President did not mention God during his 2011 Thanksgiving message.

Now months  later,  Colorado is suffering historically from its worse fires.

Hundreds of homes have gone up in flames.

The Waldo Canyon fire has exponentially grown.

I yet to hear someone in Colorado, invoke God’s assistance.

It’s the same old, same old.

God would come to its rescue with torrential rains, or something similar, if people would just humble themselves.

But no of course, it’s unconstitutional in  the “Centennial State” to have day of prayer to God.

This is Colorado’s high time to make prayer constitutional. This same judge should rescind at once and set an example for his beloved state.

America, still has not learned the painful lessons that the exclusion of the Almighty from the soils which He already owns, and will do as He feels with, will always be to its own demise.

Such utter foolishness. How sad!

Is it Theophobia, arrogance, blindness or agenda?

I think that’s it’s a mixture of all, but leaning to the latter.

An Urgent Need For Burial Expenses

Our dear friends Pastor Elias and Rosemary Onduas, pastors of Journey to Heaven Churches in Kenya, are seen in this photo. Our ministry has worked with them in many Bible conferences since 2006. Called to leave Nairobi and minister in rural Kenya, the Onduas live in abject poverty.

This week Rosemary’s mother, Vivian Akinyib, passed away.  The outstanding hospital bill of $550.00 has to be paid for Vivian’s illness for her body to be released for burial.

Would you prayerfully consider donating towards this urgent need?

Safari Through the Word Ministries is a 501 C3 nonprofit corporation. We issue you tax receipts for your deductions at the end of the year.

Thank you

Jose and Mary Alvarez

Please give at the link immediately following.



Rosemary and Elias Onduas Ouma

On This Mother’s Day: “Take now thy son,thine only son”

Ge 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Mary and I taught a Bible conference in Ugunja, Kenya.

Ugunja is located in the Siaya District, close to the town of Kogelo, the home of Mr. Obama’s family.

At the end of the conference, the senior pastor exhorted those present to bring us an offering.

People in the rural areas of Kenya, are especially poor.

But it’s the poor who give the shirt off their backs.

He urged, “If you don’t have anything, bring a piece of grass or a leaf…anything, but bring these people of God something. They have traveled a long way to bless us!”

As the band worshiped in  Luo for the offering, I closed my eyes lifting my hands to the Lord.

When the song finished I opened them.

Lo and behold, a baby laid at my feet!

I was stunned, and shocked.

I elbowed the pastor who still had his eyes closed, pointing down at my feet.

He chuckled in amazement.

It came to be that this child’s mother had followed the pastor’s summon and offered all that she had, her only child.

It reminded me of what the Father did with Jesus.

My chest welled up with emotion.

Such faith, such sacrifice, in the midst of such poverty!

Surely I would not have done that! Are you kidding!

Most times it’s the poor who are the greatest of givers.

We located the mother, who was embarrassed, and hid in the crowd.

We blessed the child, and gave him back to her.

I think back to the other dear people in Siaya who blessed us.

They are poor farmers.

When the pastor asked them to bless us, they ran back to their farms.

I don’t know how far they walked.

They came back later with corn, a goat and all sorts of vegetable.

Mary and I wept when a tiny old lady came, bowed down at the altar depositing two hen eggs.

She was followed by another fragile woman who placed a few coins  from a wrinkled hand.

This is the baby boy at my feet, next to the offering basket.
1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.