War for Those Imprisoned by Lies

On Sunday August 25, 2019 I had a very troubling dream.  I could not shake it all day.  Later in the morning God reminded me of three dreams I had had in 2002 and 2003, which were related to this current one.  Thankfully, there was time on Monday to really seek the Lord regarding the dream(s) and I believe He gave me some understanding.   I am not going to give details of the dreams themselves but will share with you the understanding I have gained.

Let me say that I do believe the Lord to be so gracious that He always warns us about the things He wants changed in our own lives, as well sometimes showing us things  beyond ourselves, so we can pray.  

Obviously, I do not have a wide sphere of influence or authority, but I do have a sphere, as do you.  And it is vital for me to obey His nudging to share things at certain times.  (I have to frequently remind myself that outcomes are never within my control.  I can pray, and do pray that those who are to able to “hear” will hear and heed.)

I am going to share the “bottom line” take aways from the dreams.

  • There is wide spread adultery and spiritual adultery (bowing down to other “gods”) within leadership and congregation alike  the body of Christ
  • The light is dim, grey.  Those who pray need to reach a higher place (by going lower) in order to release more light into church matters, leadership, practices, and  revelation of true holiness.  When the bright light comes it will reveal things that have not been seen or have been overlooked in the dim light.
  • The prayer closet is cluttered and in need of cleaning up.
  • It is a season when the Father Himself is going to bring His sons to the place of crucifying fleshly ways IF the sons will not do it on their own.
  • His discipline will be public and severe, but will lead to the peaceable fruit of righteousness IF there is humility with true repentance.

I want to share some thoughts from Luke 22:31-34.  Before Jesus  went to the cross He warned Peter that Satan had asked permission to sift him like wheat.  And Jesus, who had the authority to grant permission, obviously did so. Not only did He grant it, but He also prayed for the outcome – that Peter’s faith would not fail in the process. This aspect of the Lord’s dealings must not be overlooked or minimized. Jesus prayed for Peter to come out on the other side victorious – strong in faith. He wants that for us all.  

Please know that every time God allows a testing, a sifting, or a severe trial that His goal is not to harm us but rather to perfect us, purify us, and strengthen our faith and character.  Everything our God allows is redemptive in nature, IF we yield in humility.

The trial, the sifting, that visited Peter was only a tool God used to show him upon what he was relying.  Peter had to see what was really going on inside of himself.  See, he was proud and self-sufficient.  Everybody knew it but him.  Peter needed to be brought down “a notch” or two so he could truly be useful in the hands of God.

Please take note that during Peter’s day, wheat was sifted by beating or violently striking the wheat with a flail (a rather crude instrument) to remove the outer husk from the grain.  Peter could have and should have quickly acknowledged this warning from Jesus, instead of protesting.  But he didn’t believe it possible.  Wouldn’t it  have been great if he could have responded to the warning in humility. Perhaps he could have avoided the huge failure, sorrow and the  humiliation.  (But no,  flesh can rarely see it’s own inadequacy or smell its own stench.) 

The threshing, the sifting,  provided  Peter with exposure, a diagnosis, of his own heart condition.  Now it was in full view – he had failed terribly.  He was not all that he thought he was or proclaimed himself to be.   His inflated opinion of himself was brought low.  Painful, yes.  But in reality a good thing.  Look what he became.

Now all of that brings me to the present.  I  believe we are already in a season for a public SIFTING, exposure of sin in the camp, if we will not heed the warnings.  Whoever will not  honestly and humbly repent will have a public fall.   This will occur among the congregation and leadership alike.

Hear me.  There are leaders who teach and preach one way, yet live in a much different way.   It is possible for anyone to go through the motions of serving the Lord, being in ministry, of behaving like we love God with our whole heart, while yet we in hidden ways are bowing down to other gods….motivated by our own image, ambitions, performances,  or need for popularity and power.   The bible calls this spiritual adultery.  

God is already coming to His own house.  He is wanting change. He always sends out a warning first.  Do we hear? Do we believe? Do we care?  Often what other people believe or say about us carries much more weight with us than what God says about us. This must change.

God has good outcomes in mind for everyone who is currently trapped, ensnared by wrong thoughts, words, or habits.  And because of this I believe He wants us to ask Him sincerely  to search all areas of our heart and life. 

If we truly want to be holy and to be all that He has planned, we will welcome His searchlight.  We will not try to avoid it.  We will gladly repent and renounce the other “gods”, other lovers, in our life.

I heard someone just today say that the statistics are staggering related to sexual abuse within the church. Plus there is widespread adultery, fornication, perversion, greed, deception etc. that is being overlooked or celebrated within the body of Christ.  This ought not to be.  

Take heed to the warning.  It is time, actually past time, for personal repentance, change, holiness. 

  • Take personal inventory. 
  • Study the scriptures about adultery; about spiritual adultery, about mixing truth with deception.
  • Spend and hour or two in prayer for a deep cleansing to come to the church.
  • Remember the Father, our Father, wants us to worship in Spirit and in Truth.

I can assure you that no one will escape the sifting, the disciplinary actions that are upon us.   And teachers and leaders will incur a stricter sifting or discipline.   My prayer is that all will turn away from error and darkness before it is too late and things become public. 

In His Great Love,

Gay Bissell

 

PRAYER WARRIOR?

There is a cosmic conflict of epic proportions going on. The invisible kingdom of darkness has intensified in it’s asssault against the King and His Kingdom of peace, truth and righteousness.

Thank God that we know that the rulers and authorities of darkness will not win. Yet, we must remain alert, vigilant and active resisting and warring against wicked schemes and attack.

We must not be passive or have a “que sera, sera”attitude.  God’s Word tells us that He will train our hands for war!  Our hands. Mine. Yours.  The battle doesn’t belong to someone else.  It belongs to all of us.  We must all engage.  All have a part.

These end time battles will primarily be won on our knees, and with high praise and the Word on our lips —- the two-edged sword…. “it is written”!

It should be so  clear to all believers that we are not battling against flesh and blood. We must become more familiar with, and more practiced with, our supernatural weapons in order to  effectively engage the enemy of our own soul and mankind.

Let’s purpose to learn to become expert in spiritual warfare – so that prisoners of war can be  released.  Let’s also decide to put away our “fleshy strife” —the kind that wounds our fellow soldiers.

Let’s together ask God to help us rescue as many as we can out of the snares, traps and prisons of darkness, deception, and the bondage to the vast array of toxic emotions.

It is not just the “physically impoverished”that need our help.  Truth – truth that frees, truth that heals – has fallen in the street (Isaiah 59:14)

Lives are devastated, broken, hopeless and/or addicted  because  biblical faith wasn’t practiced or seen as relevant to the smallest details of our personal lives.

Cry out. Lift up your voice. Spare not, while there is still today.  God’s grace continues to extends hope, promise, peace, joy and purpose.  Let us note how many lives can be changed through our faith filled prayers and warring.

 

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Effective Prayer

In order to be able to pray in faith we must have a very real knowledge of the One to whom we pray.  The God to whom we pray must not be, CANNOT BE, a god of our own creation or imagination.

God is not “Santa Claus” nor is He a “grinch”.  God is the origin of all things – the original source of all that is good and beautiful, right and pure.

And, He wants to be known.  He is reaching out to us all the time. He is continually inviting us to get to know Him.

“Listening prayer” is one way to get to know Him.  How is that done?  Find a short passage in the Psalms or in the gospel of John (or any other portion from the bible), meditate on the verse(s) for at least five minutes.  Listen to the Spirit nudges – make notes as to the impressions that come to mind.

Remember, God doesn’t want to just be “talked to or talked about”. He wants us to listen to Him and fully experience Him by the revelation that comes through our spiritual senses, not through human logic.  As we begin to experience Him in this manner and as we listen to His Words, true faith will arise in our hearts.  (See Romans 10:17).

It seems that almost everybody prays, especially when in big trouble.  Everyone needs help from time to time.  But, there is more to be experienced than just “fox hole” praying.

We need more than help and answers, we need instructions, directions, encouragement, hope, plans and workable strategies for living in peace and victory and on how to rescue those who are imprisoned by the forces of darkness.

Prayer is the primary means of getting to know Him and to receiving necessary daily life instructions.  Every situation we encounter is a set up for us to learn to know Him better and trust Him more.

Here is the key to being effective in prayer:  Base all prayers upon who He is and what His Word says.  END OF STORY.

Do not base prayers upon how well the problem can be articulated,  or upon any person’s  ability,  position, intelligence, books, teachings etc. etc.

REMEMBER: The size and seriousness of a need does not make a thing impossible to God. THERE ARE NO IMPOSSIBILITIES WITH GOD.

WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  PRAY ACCORDING TO WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE HAS ALREADY SAID IN HIS WORD.

“My Word…that goes forth from my mouth shall not return to Me void, but shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRYING OUT

There are so many voices screaming “unfair, unfair!” It seems unrest is everywhere. The path of peace and truth appears long forgotten. Everyone does what seems right in their own eyes without even taking a quick glance at the Words of Life.

BUT DO YOU HEAR the voice of the Lord crying out “unfair” in the market place? NO, other voices yes, but not His. His “cry” is  still a gentle call to all “Come to Me, find rest for your soul.”

And in silence, He moves forward with His plan, through the work of His Spirit empowering the prayers and tears of His people. Be confident. God always WINS and He has set His face like a flint. “He does not cry out, His voice is not heard. He will not be discouraged or fail until true justice is established in all the earth.” Isaiah 42:3-4

We have been given keys to the Kingdom.

I invite you to come study God’s Word in Isaiah 42 with us this Sunday. Service begins at 10:00.

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HEART ISSUES

 

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KEEP YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE, FOR OUT OF IT SPRING THE ISSUES OF LIFE. PROVERBS 4:23

In the USA heart disease is the #1 health issue. Americans need healthy hearts. Blockages need to be opened. Proper blood flow and proper oxygen levels are needed.

Please remember that things which occur in the natural realm very often show us or teach us spiritual truth and about spiritual conditions.

Among Christians there are many heart conditions that are preventing full joy, blessings and functioning from manifesting. Believers may often engage in religious activity and go to many meetings and conferences that inspire and stimulate, yet do not experience lasting change because personal harmful habits are not addressed. Heart issues can go unknown, unmasked, for many years.

I believe that many of God’s people, sincere believers, are not heart healthy. I have dedicated my Christian life to God’s call to be whole and to help others be whole. For over 30 years I have been used with a multitude of individuals to diagnose, and provide solutions to heart/life issues to all who were willing to follow the prescriptions consistently.

As I have been seeking the Lord in prayer about 2018, I have sensed that He wants me to once again offer to teach on Toxic Emotions, Life-Change, and Heart Health.

So, I am asking if anyone would be interested in making a commitment (to yourself) to learn how to overcome the toxic emotions that continually repeat and are blocking and defeating you in daily life.

This course, HEART ISSUES, is to meet on the last Saturday of each month in 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00.

IF you are seriously interested and willing to apply the principles taught, you can email me at prayerworks4victory@yahoo.com. I will get the needed information to you.

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Arise. Be Ready. Engage.

These are exciting times. A time of SUDDENLYS. A time when God shows up and shows out – making Himself known in the affairs of men. He is responding to the effective prayers of HUMBLED people.

End Times? Sure. Much closer than we have ever been before!

On October 23, 2016 and October 24th I had two different dreams that communicated the same message. Especially that He, our Lord, is right at the door. He is KNOCKING. I literally heard the KNOCKING. First of all He wants to come in and sit down at OUR TABLE and share a meal, having intimate fellowship with US (Rev.3:20) He wants to tell us His plans and to reveal His heart for us, for our family, our neighbors and our world.

“Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.” Matt. 24:33

He wants us to join our lives and prayers with the prayers that have gone before us in years past, as well as the prayers that are ascending now.

He is looking for those who will stand in the gap to love, to speak truth, to even WAR in the spirit realm in order that TRUE FREEDOM can come to as many who will receive.

I know from those two dreams that we must be alert, watchful, ready and available for any assignment He gives us…be it prayer or labor in the fields of harvest. (Obedience to our assignment brings reward. Eternal reward).

DO NOT BE PASSIVE. Be alert to the nuances (even slight movements) of the Spirit. DO NOT COMPARE YOUR ROLE OR ASSIGNMENT to another. This will bring sure discouragement or pride, which brings sure defeat! BE YOU!

Sit. Listen. Move when He says move. Find your “unit”. Your team, your tribe. Your family. Fit. Function. No more church as usual. Be ready and be JOYFUL!

Gay Bissell

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