Why Does God Love The Delete Button?


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I attended the Keith Miller, Anointed for Impact meeting, in Miami yesterday.

Keith spoke about becoming free.

I was praying in tongues, confessing my sin and breaking connections with my past.

Suddenly the “Delete” button sprang up in my mind.

It was the Holy Spirit.

“Jose,” He said, “just hit the delete button in a simple prayer.”

I did, and was freed in one moment from my entire painful past, as the Holy Spirit deleted and wiped it out.

Now, mind you, I have to believe what I did, and walk it out in faith, so that its reality becomes my experience.

Yet the Holy Spirit makes things so easy when we live by His voice.

Ask God to show you how to hit the delete button and wipe out your painful past, all in one moment!

Invite Jose and Mary to your meeting!

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Who Do You Cater To?


I am adding to what Graham Cooke said. God is through with the old man, for he was put to death, buried and rotted away, out of sight and out of mind. God is dealing solely with the new man, the new human in you, Christ Jesus. I like the terms, catering to, ministering to, providing for, focused upon, brooding over and even pampering, ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY, to this new man. This new man is regenerated in glory. From within you, the glory to God in this new man changes your outside. For many years I catered to a corpse and tried to set him free, when a corpse is free because he is dead. Are you still focused on the corpse and trying to bring him back to life to set him free once again? Turn your energies upon the new man in you, Christ Jesus, for God did, over 2000 years ago.

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No One Knew


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Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

We are our way from Nyack NY to Miami.

God has powerfully achieved Ephesians three and twenty.

But it was not always like this.

When the Lord called us to spend two months away from our home and children it was scary.

Knowing that He would have to supply for two separate set of bills was scary.

No one except my wife knew that with less than two weeks left before the trip, no money had come in.

No one knew that I was discouraged and scared and was tempted to cancel the whole thing.

No one knew that it was until I got on my knees, and prayed that money came.

No one knew the apprehension that I had about going to…

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How To Identify The Current Revival


I am republishing this excellent paper written by a friend of mine. I have modified it removing identifies and locations. What he expresses so accurately identifies what God is doing not just in this country but around the word, through revival. This is so much what we are experiencing wherever we go. As Lance Wallnau, the gifted Christian writer and speaker says, the church is to influence the seven cultural mountains. We have camped out long enough on the church mountain.

    Spirituality and Church
    Family
    Education
    Government and Law
    Media and Communication
    Arts and Entertainment
    Business and Finance

Enjoy his paper!

The current revival will be an awakening “to” and movement “of” the love of the Father for all people. As we become established in the Fathers love ourselves, we will increasingly reflect the Fathers heart to those He created and knew before the foundations of the world.  The starting point of this revival will be the revelation of God’s love among his people and its explosion will be this same love being made concrete to those created in the image of God but still living as orphans, not yet realizing their adoption into the family of God. The heart of the Father defines this family. We are the tangible expression of His love.
This must be a kingdom minded movement where denominational lines and theological differences fall away in the exaltation of Christ himself, the one who introduces and makes possible the reception of the Father‘s love.  The unity of believer’s, our love for each other and the inclusion of those who are still seeking will be the testimony and witness to Gods power and presence. This will require a new kind of humility and cooperation not typically seen among church organizations as they exist today. It will require us to leave the comfort of the pews in order to “live among the people” where interactions undergirded by unconditional love build bridges into the lives of those hungry for an authentic encounter with a living God.  This emphasizes the God who is known as the great “I am” who cares about the needs of people now, where they are, not where they should be. While this ministry includes their destiny, their eternal security, it is not limited there. It reaches to them in the brokenness of their humanity and brings to them a God who is a “present help” in time of need.
Intentional intercession will prepare the ground and sustain this movement of love.  The days of “Dine and Dash” church services will not suffice for this kind of revival.  Believers, both privately but even more so corporately, even in just “twos or threes”, should linger before God, constantly meeting together to intercede for our community. This kind of intercession will necessitate a willingness to identify with the needs of those around us, even agonize over their plight, and pray in the spirit with the authority granted us by Christ. In this way we will see strongholds come down, captives set free and a welcome reception of the Fathers love to those still lost but looking.  Unconditional love will make such people open to direct prayers as well and we should be cognizant of such divine appointments as we move boldly in the spirit.
The harvest is ripe. Many have been faithfully praying for such a time as this. These prayers have not gone unnoticed.  The ground has been prepared. The “spirit of the age” cry’s for connection. People are ready to meet the Father.
God is assembling a leadership of humble warriors to stand in the gap until an army of faithful followers also touched by the Father love, spills over to those still thirsty for living water. We have such living water not as in a reservoir but as a “well spring of life” to others.
If you listen you can hear the heartbeat of the streets.  It is crying for the love of the Father. Jesus introduced a mysterious God to us in the most intimate way, as “Daddy”.  It is our privilege to know God this way and now more than ever it’s our mission to search for our lost brothers and sisters, those who still wander as orphans, unaware there is a God who wants to celebrate over them with shouts of joy as His very own children.
“But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”
We are the tangible expression of the Fathers heart and the Father wants his kids back.

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Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

We are our way from Nyack NY to Miami.

God has powerfully achieved Ephesians three and twenty.

But it was not always like this.

When the Lord called us to spend two months away from our home and children it was scary.

Knowing that He would have to supply for two separate set of bills was scary.

No one except my wife knew that with less than two weeks left before the trip, no money had come in.

No one knew that I was discouraged and scared and was tempted to cancel the whole thing.

No one knew that it was until I got on my knees, and prayed that money came.

No one knew the apprehension that I had about going to the streets of America and share the love of Christ, after what I heard was that religion is dead and that everyone is hostile towards God.

Don’t listen to the media! They don’t represent the majority of Americans.

I still owed my accountant money for the taxes that we had filed just before leaving.

No one knew how God miraculously covered our mortgage in Miami by someone whom we don’t know too well.

No one knew how large sums of money came in from people whom I have very little contact with.

No one knew how almost one thousand dollars came in this Sunday in NY so that we could come back to Miami.

No one knew that when we arrived in Nyack and knew that God told us to go out to the streets how I tried to make excuses not to do so.

No one knew that we had no idea where and how to start ministering the love of Christ outside the church walls.

That Friday, May 2nd, as we ventured the streets, and ended up in a Froyo shop, we met and reconnected with Gina Choi whom we knew on former trips and who became our spiritual PR person; a massive help to us on this trip.

Religion might be dead in America but not God.

We encountered an overwhelming hunger from so many people for the love and kindness of God. Everyone is hungry for relationships, to talk, to be listened to, to be shown an interest in, to get a prayer or a word from God.

For seven weeks ministry has not stopped as God brought us divine appointment after divine appointment.

We did not experience hostility or rejection. Those who were atheists, or into yoga or new age, were kind to us. So many ideas were shared.

Don’t listen to the media! They don’t represent the majority of Americans

With open arms we were welcomed by the body of Christ in Rockland County in NY.

We had opportunity to go to my wife’s 40th year high school reunion in CT, which was absolutely awesome.

My daughter Hannah visited us. It was so rich.

Our friends from Miami, Maria Passwaters and Joyce Jones came to visit and got caught in this flow of the revival spirit hitting Rockland County.

Why do write all this?

It’s not to tout my horn, lol!

I am just a mere man like you.

I struggled with the same sins, deal with the same unbelief and doubts that everyone does.

But I think that I’ve learned to push into the dreams that God has given me.

I vet learned to obey cost God at all costs.

I have learned that to only be a spectator to someone else’s vision is suicide.

I have learned that allowing fear to overtake me to where my destiny is jeopardized is the recipe for a life of chronic boredom. How terrible!

I’ve learned how to laugh at myself and to be a fool for Chris rather than to be someone else’s wise man.

So many miss out on what Mary and I experience simply because they choose not to obey.

So many miss out on the amazing things that God has for them because they choose not to jump into the waters of God’s adventures.

So many will live and die missing what God had for them.

For so many, Christianity is sadly a spiritual spectator sport of vicariously participating in it through the testimonies of the few who play.

God has called none to be a spectator and everyone to play.

Don’t let this be you. Test and see that God is good, but do test.

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