"This is what the LORD says: ďI will return to Zion and dwell in
Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the
of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.Ē
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew (chose) you, before you were
born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. 'Ah,
sovereign LORD,' I said, I do not know what to speak; I am only a child.'
But the LORD said to me, 'Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to
everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.'" - Jeremiah
The prophets ministry is one of recovery and restoration,
calling his hearers away from self-absorption, deception and apostasy, and
back to God Himself, back to righteous living, back to love and humility,
back to reality." -Original source: Brian Purtle; filed under The
Kingdom of God November 11, 2008. Also sourced at:
Voice of Revolution, the online magazine from the ministry of
Dr. Michael Brown
ďBehold, I am preparing a holy army. They will do mighty exploits for me
and destroy your high places. They are an army of holy men and women, boys
and girls. They have been anointed to preach the true gospel, to lay hands
on the sick and to call the sinner to repentance. This is an army of
working men, housewives, single men, single women and school children.
They are common people, for not many noble have responded to My call. In
the past they have been misunderstood and mistreated, abused and rejected.
But I have blessed them with boldness in holiness and in spirit. They will
begin to fulfill My prophecy and to do My will. I will walk in them, talk
in them and work in them."-A
Divine Revelation of Hell- Time is running out!, Mary K. Baxter
The Israelite prophets were primarily involved in
interpreting Godís will to their contemporaries (existing, occurring, or
living at the same time), and as such would remonstrate (reason or plead
in protest, objection, or complaint) with reigning monarchs and point out
the error of ways, which made them less than popular with those in power.
-The Illustrated Atlas OF Jewish
Civilization, 4000 Years Of History, Josephine Bacon; Martin Gilbert
Discernment from a High Tower
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it
will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
"Matthewís Jesus finds fault with the teachings AND
actions of these leaders."
"Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great,
the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired man a maniac. The prophet,
along with my God, is the watchman over Ephraim, yet snares await him on
all paths, and hostility in the house of God."
[Jesus/Yeshua:] "When you see a cloud
rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it
does. And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and
it is. You Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the
earth and sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present
Isaiah 9:10 Judgment
"I [the Lord] have set
watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who will never hold their peace day
or night; you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in
remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence, And give Him no rest
until He establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth."
-Isaiah 62:6, 7 Amplified Bible
"Those who expose doctrinal
error are often branded as being negative and as not displaying Christian
love. But an examination of the New Testament and the statements of
Jesus Christ reveals that the negative is often rightly expressed.
... As Swindoll notes, counterfeits do not advertise what they are
really doing, and people by the millions are deceived. 'Deception
comes in convincing fashion, wearing the garb of authenticity, supported
by the credentials of intelligence, popularity, and even a touch of
class.'" -Edmund C. Gruss, Cults and The Occult
|Robert Ricciardelli: The Season of Your Longing is
Here by Robert Ricciardelli, Dec 11, 2010
A Purpose That is For Now
God is continuing to encourage and re-establish kingly-priestly
activity beyond the walls of religious meetings and events. It has
always been His desire to manifest Himself through His people in
everyday, everywhere, and everyway life. There is a strengthened
reality of being a citizen of His present Kingdom that is breaking
through paralyzed religious paradigms. Hopes and dreams are being
resurrected in the midst of down economies and doom and gloom
eschatology. This is happening by His Spirit as He pours Himself out
on all humanity. He is doing a swift work in educating and empowering
His servants, mostly outside of formal education, in which faith
and love trump denominational and doctrinal stagnancy.
Kingdom citizens are no longer waiting for Heaven, but are now
activated on earth and being celebrated in Heaven.
People of God are realizing that they have been delivered from
darkness into Godís light for a purpose that is for the now. They have
been freed to set others free, as Christ has delivered them to become
deliverers of those in their land and spheres of community. Evangelism
is no longer a goal but an outward flow of a life consumed in God, and
forged by the fusion of oneness with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They
are not witnesses guided by a programmatic script, but have become
fire-branded by the Holy Spirit to speak the word of God fitly spoken
for every person, occasion and season.
The Partnership of God and Man Will Become More and More Seamless.
Covenant relationships are founded and fueled by Godís love, ordained
by Him; and because God put them together, these sons and daughters
will not separate. The Body of Christ will learn community and
communion with God and each other that make other practices lower
realm and obsolete. Through the renewing of their minds daily into
seeing the world as Father does, they will influence and lead their
specific, assigned spheres in society.
It will not be a take-over as some may think, but a coming under as
servant-leaders, which guide others into the Way, the Truth, and the
Life. People will be magnetized to the Living God within them as
friendship, relationship and trust are established and flourish among
them. Eternal fusion of body, soul and spirit will be forged through
Fatherís covenant hands.
It is time for the Body of Christ to say, ďIt is because of who I am
that I live in one accord with Fatherís heart, and for His glory
alone.Ē Mammon cannot penetrate the hearts of these Kingdom sons.
They will seek Fatherís opinion on all matters of life and business.
There will be an explosion of vision and goodwill from the workplace
that will rattle the systems of religion and shift the Church into
Godís people will be thankful from a heart of humility, because
only God could do what is being done and no man can steal the glory.
There will be no confidence in the flesh but overwhelming and
overcoming confidence in a God that provides all the increase for the
days ahead. The partnership of God and man will become more and more
seamless as dualism and the sacred and secular world-views diminish.
The Season of Your Longing is Here
Brethren, we are at a time where God is truly the God of our lives.
This is the time that we all have been waiting for and yet it
continues to unfold in marvelous ways beyond what we currently can
see. This is the season in our journey where we draw the line and
decide that we will not settle for less, we will not compromise, and
we will not quit.
As God arises in each of us, the enemies of the Kingdom will scatter
as the light of His glory increases. Look for safety in your
relationships with each other. Itís not a time for being alone and
being a lone ranger. The Body of Christ will more fully realize their
need for one another and for real authentic community. Be encouraged,
for the season of your longing is here.
Converging Zone Network & Visionary Advancement Strategies
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Through their connecting ministry, newsletters and social networking
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have given him a broad world-view of the Kingdom of God in everyday
life. Robert speaks at churches and conferences regarding the Kingdom
of God, and practical ways to advance His Kingdom into every sphere
and mountain of society Robert is also a Kingdom business consultant,
and a transformational life coach, assisting in the discovery of
solutions that advance the destinies of individuals, faith communities
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It is written:
"And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the
tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding
gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can
fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that
can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I
possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not
love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is
kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is
not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps
no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices
with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres. Love never fails." -1 Corinthians
"To employ soft words and
honeyed phrases in discussing questions of everlasting importance; to deal with
errors that strike at the foundations of all human hope as if they were harmless
and venial [capable of being forgiven] mistakes; to bless where God disapproves,
and to make apologies where He calls us to stand up like men and assert, thought
it may be the aptest method of securing popular applause in a sophistical age,
is cruelty to man and treachery to Heaven. Those who on such subjects attach
more importance to the rules of courtesy than they do to the measures of truth
do not defend the citadel, but betray it into the hands of its enemies. Love for
Christ and for the souls for whom He died will be the exact measure of our zeal
in exposing the dangers by which men's souls are ensnared.
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