Fri, 2 August 2019
REVELATION WITH DIRECTION
PRINCE HANDLEY PORTAL
DESCRIPTION OF THIS TEACHING
GOD IS GOING TO DELIVER YOU AND
Have you ever wondered why God deals with you differently at different times in your life? God has different plans―not only for different people―but for you. It seems like Elijah the prophet went through a lot of experiences that could have been traumatic to other people, but to Elijah, they were just visitations from God. Just another chance to see God work and get to know Him better. Elijah, thanked God for his experiences because he knew it was just another chance to be seeing the hand of God manifested. He thanked God for the privilege not only to be used by God, but to be provided for by the living God.
I wonder, will you give God the glory ahead of time for saving you from that problem in your life? Will you thank God for the chance to see Him work and to get to know Him better today? And then will you allow God to multiply your resources through this next “mountain moving” event?
Remember when God told Elijah to hide after he had delivered a message to the leader of the nation? God sent him to the brook and commanded the ravens to feed him there, but an amazing thing happened. After a while the brook dried up. Has God ever told you to do something and you've moved out in obedience and then it seemed like the opposite should have happened. It seemed like that if you were to figure it out or if you were to design it in the natural, you would have done it the opposite. But I'll tell you, God doesn't work the way man works. God's ways are not our ways. God's thoughts are above our thoughts and thank Him for that. Elijah probably wondered if he'd really listened to God. He might have said, "God, why in the world did you lead me here and then dry the brook up?"
But Elijah was just eating his prayers. You remember, he had just told the leader of the nation that God was going to cut off the rain. Did you ever realize that the situation you're in right now may be the result of your own prayers? Have you ever eaten your prayers before?
Did you ever visit a factory, or possibly work in one? Wherever there's great productivity, you'll find waste and sometimes dirt; wherever there is productivity, there's energy expended: one of the basic laws of thermodynamics. But our God can even take the waste and make it productive. The Bible tells us in Second Samuel Chapter 22, verse 33, "God is our strength and our power and He makes our way perfect."
There's a reason for the different situations that you and I come up against in life … or I should say the different situations that God allows to be in front of us. Different options that God designs for you and for me. You see, we're custom made―were designed for this time in history. “Option A” for Elijah was a trip to the brook. To drink of the water and to be fed by the ravens ... but then the water ran out. There was no need for Elijah to be alarmed, no need for him to become fearful―and there's no need for you to be alarmed today or fearful. Don't be anxious! Just place everything in God's control, and you will find that God will work for your best. God will allow you to produce … and He will allow you to receive MIRACLES!
Yes, Elijah was merely eating his prayers. Now it was time for “Option B” in Elijah's life. God told him to go to Zarephath next, to a widow lady. I think Elijah probably pulled his hair and said, "God, why in the world? Here we are again in another situation. Why don't you ever explain to me ahead of time, God?" Many times God would give his prophet the message for the leaders of the nation, and for the prophecies that should go forth to other of God's people. Many times God would speak to his man about things in the future―but so often the things in his own personal life―Elijah had to wonder about. And here, Elijah was at that place again.
Elijah thought, “Here, I am at the brook. You sent me here and it dried up, God.” And then, all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit dropped a thought in his mind. Elijah, that's just what you told the king. So here we went. This time Elijah was directed to go to the widow lady―“Option B” in his life. A new transition … again―God tugging at his roots again―God moving in the depth of his spirit again.
And I wonder today ... could you be like Elijah? You may be a mighty man or a mighty woman of God; but are you getting your roots planted into your geographic environment BUT God is saying move? Elijah was just getting used to the clockwork of the ravens. That's dangerous for a servant of God. That's religion. Are YOU, my friend, just getting settled in your ministry? Are you just becoming comfortable as a spirit-filled Believer? If you are, it MAY be time for “Option B” in your life. If so, God will save you from that situation today AND He will multiply your resources.
Remember, when you couldn't make it at your best, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) died for you at your worst.
Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.
Podcast time: 9 minutes, 32 seconds.
Thu, 30 May 2019
REVELATION WITH DIRECTION
PRINCE HANDLEY PORTAL
GOD WILL PROVIDE FOR EVERY NEED OF YOUR LIFE
Elijah the Prophet had a super ministry. He was an open-air prophet. He believed God for everything in his life, and yet there were probably times that Elijah wondered, "When will God perform? When will I see God's provision in my life? How long will I have to wait for God to show Himself this time as the Lord of my confession?"
After Elijah had been so greatly used of God when he appeared before wicked King Ahab―the leader of the nation―there was no time to look to the ground. He had to continue to keep his eyes off the ground and on the LORD in the sky.
Now I warn to tell you, brothers and sisters, it's after you've been used greatly by God that you'd better watch out. That's the time you need to get your eyes on the LORD, keep your eyes up, lift up your vision. It's after you've been greatly used of God that the enemy, Satan, will try to catch you with your guard down. You may have been a tremendously used vessel of God in the past: last month, last few years, last decade. You may have reached millions of people for Christ in many nations of the world. But it's no time to retire. It's time to lift up your vision. It's time to loose more of the faith and power of God than you ever have before.
Remember what happened when some men were burying a man? There was a sepulchre, and in that sepulchre, the bones of Elisha the Prophet had been buried. Elisha, the protégé of Elijah the Prophet, had been a great man of faith, and had received a double portion of Elijah's anointing. Yet here he was, in the grave. His spirit had already gone to be with God, and men not knowing he was buried there, were getting ready to bury another man in that same sepulchre.
But they spied a band of robbers coming in their direction. Immediately, they dropped the body of the dead man into that sepulchre, and the dead man sprang to life when he touched the bones of Elisha the Prophet. You and I ought to die so full of the Spirit of God, so full of God's power, that if people throw a dead dog or dead rat on us, it will come to life!
My brothers and sisters, don't retire ... do NOT retire. Move out in the power of God. People need the gift that God has given YOU. You're just in a prime position to be used of God the older you get. And I want to tell you, “Get your eyes off the ground. Get them up in the sky.”
Yes, Elijah (Elisha's mentor) had to continue to look up to God. He had to continue to look to God for a miracle provision in his life … and move in faith and obedience just as much as he did when he went to King Ahab, the leader of the nation.
Now what is that miracle of provision you need today? One miracle, my brother ... one miracle, my sister, will take care of every problem you have. Just one breath from God will heal that problem in your life today. God loves you so much today. Get your eyes off the ground. Increase your vision. Move out in a NEW dimension of faith, loose God's power today by your prophetic decree, using God's Word. No more tears. No more complacency. Move out. Be a servant … let God's power touch you. Look up into the sky.
Do you remember what happened to Elijah after he spoke the prophetic decree to King Ahab, the wicked leader of the country? God told Elijah to go hide himself. Now, it took as much faith for Elijah to hide himself as it did for him to go make a prophetic decree to the leader of the nation. It all involved obedience. Faith leads to obedience. Faith is taking the step you know God wants you to take. Faith is the opposite of fear.
The next time fear knocks at the door of your heart, let faith answer it. Remember what the Bible says? That you've received “a Spirit of a sound mind, and of love, and of power.” (2 Timothy 1:7) You've received a Spirit NOT of fear. Resist fear. Just speak to it and say, "I won't take you. I refuse you. God says I've received not a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." Fear knocked at the door … faith answered … and no one was there.
What is that need in your life right now? God will meet it, if you'll obey. You just look up today, just look to Jesus. He never fails you, my friend. Elijah had just confessed with his mouth, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, according to my word. And then God told his prophet, "Get out of here, Elijah. Go towards the east and hide yourself by the brook Cherith before Jordan."
But then, God told Elijah something a little heavier. Then God said, "You will drink of the brook, Elijah, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." You know there's a great difference―not only geographically, but spiritually―between the words “there” and “here.”
In another place in the Bible, God spoke to his prophet Elijah when he was in the mouth of a cave ... and said, "What are you doing here?" Elijah was not where God wanted him. There is a BIG difference in the words “there” and “here.” Where are YOU in relation to God's will today, my friend? Just cry out to Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) and ask Him for direction. That will be the anointing that breaks the yoke in your life.
“Sacrifice thank offerings to God,
However, you may have this spiritual office and still be robbing yourself out of a greater anointing and blessing of God by not being in the geographic place of blessing. For example, you may be a street preacher. You may be preaching in Philadelphia on the streets. That's your spiritual office as an open-air preacher. However, my friend, God may want you in Seattle. And if you're not in a place God wants you―even though God will still use the word of God you're preaching―the blessing of God will not be as great in your life.
God has a geographical place of blessing for you, as well as a spiritual place of blessing. And if you'll find that place, the blessing and the anointing of God will be more greatly pronounced in your life. God has the apartment, the house, the real estate for you. He knows the perfect one and―just as in marriage―you wouldn't want to take second best … so don't do it in your ministry or in your work for the LORD.
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So if you're living in the will of God―if you're walking in the light of His Word―God will lead you and direct you. Stay in His Word. Live holy like Elijah did. Then you can follow the desires of your heart which God gives you.
“Trust in the LORD, and do good;
And the Bible says, "The ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening." (1 Kings 17:6)
Will you let God provide for every detail of your life today―the small things as well as the big things? Will you open up and let the God of Elijah bless you in abundance today?
You obey God … and God will provide your every need. He'll do it in abundance, my friend. He's never failed me yet … and He never will.