Jamie’s Sweet Mind Stuff


Resisters supported by Rev. 13:8
March 23, 2007, 4:08 am
Filed under: End Times stuff

I’m Just curious about what you guys think I have to write a paper on it for my Revelation class with Dave Sliker. Ok here it is I am taking on the Resistors that we have heard and learned about in many of our end time teachings. I understand the Redeemed and the Reprobate but I’m not sold on the idea that resistors are a bunch of red neck hillbillies not wanting to follow Jesus or the Anti Christ. We hear so often that this is a time in history that either you will be for God and or against God no middle ground, which if a resister would die then yes they would be on their way to hell but I can’t see them resisting both sides on there own will. I see the extremity of the sixth seal in Rev. 6 and then from there becoming much worse in judgments. Aren’t the Judgments to tri the heart to the core, giving the ones not completely given over time by the mercy of God?

So here is my theory (I also have to give props to Matt Hartke with helping with this also), I think the General Revelation of God has much to do with them resisting for one the Antichrist. In Rom. 1:18-20 “For the Wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. Fro what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse,” so in these few verses it states that man is without excuse that they either receive God by General Revelation even if the gospel is never given to them by another man. The Lord reveals himself through all of his creation. Now that I explained that here’s the meat of my thought, in Acts 10 it talks about Cornelius who was a gentile who feared God. So an angel went to him saying that a man was going to visit him and he should receive him. The Lord was already working on his heart and his works were known by God but yet he was not yet saved. At the same time an angel went to Peter telling him to go to Cornelius to share the gospel to him and when he went and spoke to Cornelius he received Christ. I think that there is defined line between the resistors either their hearts are being more harden by each judgment or they are being provoked by the spirit. I hope this makes sense and I excited to hear what you all think.

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Revival
March 8, 2007, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Daily Thoughts

This past module that I had the privilage of taking an amazing class called ‘Intro to Revival and It’s Leaders,’ taught by Eddie B. This class completely revolutionized my mindset of what revival is to look like. Revival yesis a time of refreshing and renewing for the church but it is also a time of great labor. We need to know as a house (IHOP) that our hearts truly need to be prepared, we can not be in a complete receive mode because we have been set in this house to be leaders and leaders need to lead. There will be thousands if not millions of people coming from all around the globe, whether its coming to observe or to receive, they will look for direction not only in the natural but in the spiritual realm.

Also, we need to remember not everyone will approve of what the Lord is doing here. All throughout Revival History there has been people who rejoice when revival comes and also there are those who completely despise what the Lord is doing. Those who despise don’t keep silent about it either they are very vocal and bring much adversity. Either our hearts can become offended and receive the rebukes or we can be secure in what the Lord is doing. It is so crucial to get rooted in your faith now in the mundane everyday life. We can’t only feed on what the outward workings of signs and wonders are revealing. We need to be completly secure in our relationship with the Lord and actually and truely be partners in this revival. If you look at Judas of Iscariot, he saw all of th signs and wonders that the Lord did, He was there when the lame walked, he saw the blind see, food multiply, dead raised, but yet he still betrayed Christ. Why would he do that? It makes you think that there is way more to faith in God then signs and wonders.



Psalms 119
March 6, 2007, 12:26 am
Filed under: Daily Thoughts, Uncategorized

This chapter is probably one of my favorite chapters in the bible. “Blessed are those, whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!” Psalm 119:1. This chapter is so foundational because the author who wrote it was consumed by God’s word to where he goes from not only rejoicing but trembling at the word of God. “Blessed are those whose way is blameless,” we all are called to walk this out, lives that are blameless before God, not only doing it as a duty with the name of Christianity tacked onto us, but out of a lovesick heart desiring to please the one who first loved us.

So many times as Christians we walk around with people never even knowing that we are saved. Aren’t we called to be the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16), to make the name of Christ known? Psalm 119:1 says that we are to walk in the law of the Lord, implying a action on our part, not only are we to have His word written on our heart but we are called to walk it out by our actions and reactions. I have been heavily convicted by this lately at the fact that I have put Christianity in this wattled up box saying that if I pray, fast and do good, I would be considered good in the eyes of the Lord. I had a dream the other day and in it I woke up in my dream, I was in my room and laying in bed and a bright cloud formation was in front of me and from it came a voice, “You do not fear me but you fear man.” As quick as the dream started it ended, I woke up and at first I couldn’t remember it, then suddenly the conviction of the Lord came upon me. I came to the realization that the fear of man controlled my every being within me. It is where lies originate, we lie to make ourselves look better to men, also because we fear the reaction of man, but yet we forget the eternal punishment of sin. Yes God is a God of love and kindness but He hates sin with a unceasing zeal. Its who he is and always will be. We need to look upon His law and upon His word and have it written upon our hearts, this is the prayer of the author of Psalm 119, that the word of the Lord could be written upon his heart. Unless we get this how then can we protect ourselves from pride arising, its not by the looks of the church that get us to heaven but the acceptance of the Father in Heaven.



Dream
March 5, 2007, 9:51 am
Filed under: Dreams

I Had a dream a couple of weeks ago while I was napping one day on a sunday afternoon. The setting of the dream was in a resturant and I knew that in the resturant everyone was saved within this place, waitresses, managers, and customers. I was within a group of about 6 people, I don’t remember anyones faces within this group or in the resturant. While everyone was talking all of a sudden the weightiness of the Lord came upon me and I stood up and said “Revival is coiming and we must be prepared, Revival is coming we must be prepared, Revival is coming we must be prepared,” I knew that I had said this phrase one hundred times. During and after I said this, people around me told me to shut up and sit down, that I didn’t know what I was talking about. Then the most tangible presence of the Lord came upon me, I have never felt this before and yet I knew it was the Lord. Then suddenly I stood up again and said “Thus says the Lord, You cry out for revival and yet you are not prepared, You cry out for me to come and yet you don’t have my words written on your heart. Then the bible came floating towards me and rested upon my chest it then ignited into flames and sunk within me. I don’t remember how the people around me responded because it was hazey around me, and the dream ended. But when I woke up the Lord was very heavly upon me and I knew that the church needed to prepare. The verse that was highlighted to me after this was Psalm 119:80 “May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame,” for when revival comes the outward manifestations of the flesh will not be evaluated by the Lord but what is in your heart will be. I don’t want on the day when revival comes to feed off of just the great signs and wonders but I hope that we as a church would be fueled by a history in the word and be satisfied with God as our reward. If we don’t understand that Jesus is Revival and Revival is Jesus, then pride will rise up and false doctrines will arise within us, its happened in the past and unless we are prepared it will happen again.