Thursday, May 26, 2016
True Crime Writer Toni Rio follows a wise guy straight from his brief stint behind bars to his execution in a dirty alley. When his two killers see her witnessing their gruesome work, she runs, but she doesn’t get far. FBI agent Nick Manelli has to keep his cover intact and keep the sexy witness alive, and there’s only one way he can think of to do both. He has to kidnap her. LINK
What really great main characters. Toni is one smart, quick thinking woman with many, many talents. She's also hot tempered. I liked how it was said that she reminded people of a small Mayan princess. That fooled more than one person into underestimating her. At first Nick, just can't figure her out but he does know one thing. If he can't keep her hidden and under some kind of control, they are both going to die. She keeps him busy just trying to figure out what she was just to next. And she saw way too much. Good twists and turns to the story.
There is also a quick look into another book in the series,"Forgotten." It looks pretty darn good too. I think I just might want to get that one too. It features Joey, Toni's half-sister. We got to see a bit of Joey in this book, when she shows up when needed. "Because she knows things".
Worship Is My Warfare and Praise Is My Weapon
Submitted by Mark Virkler on May 26, 2016 - 14:57
Years ago, my favorite Bible teacher, Derek Prince, showed us this revelation from Scripture:
Have you never read, "Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise" (Matt. 21:16)?
Jesus was quoting Psalm 8:2, which says: "Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger."
So perfected praise is the ordained strength which silences the enemy! Do you need the enemy silenced in your life? If so, enjoy the following journaling from Kirsten Himmelberg.
Kirsten asks: Lord, the easiest, least taxing and least time consuming method I have found to remove the feeling of torment and harassment in the atmosphere and produce peace is worship music. Please talk to me about this.
Worship is a form of warfare and the enemy hates worship music. So when you carry your iPod with worship music it silences the voice of the enemy. The enemy lives in the atmosphere and the music goes into the atmosphere. You can’t see either but just as light always overpowers darkness the worship music overpowers the feeling of harassment and torment you feel. When you are at work or sleeping and/or not allowed to have music on, you just turn it down so quiet that only you or no one can hear it, but it produces a subliminal effect in the atmosphere that silences the enemy. The enemy uses subliminal messages all the time. Why not shut them out with My messages on the worship music?
You play the same song over and over because you can feel the positive effects of how it silences the enemy. But then, after you have heard it so many times that you don’t want to hear it anymore, you turn it down low you can’t hear it anymore, but you are still benefiting from its message which is going into the atmosphere. I laugh at the enemy.
Worship music is such an easy tactic to produce an atmosphere of harmony in your home and work. There are so many ungodly subliminal messages on the computer, TV, radio that this is a way to counteract them. You have used it to remove the ungodly effects in rooms and houses. (When I am cleaning my apartments after tenants leave, and something ungodly has gone on while they were there, I will feel the enemy has a stronghold in the house or a room so I play worship music there 24/7 for days until I feel like it has left. Worship cleaned a house that was occupied by pagans. After they left the house didn't rent so I prayed over it, filled it with worship music 24/7 and it rented.)
You can feel how it cleanses the atmosphere and removes ungodly assignments (in addition to praying). You also had a problem with needing to silence ungodly messages in your mind and clean up your self talk. Worship music allowed you to have a positive focus on the Lord rather than a negative focus on the past and things of the soul and flesh. It is a much easier and more uplifting tool than yelling at the enemy every day. You know the enemy sometimes likes the attention he gets for being yelled at. Because it doesn’t matter how much you yell at him, if someone did something in that room that gave him a right to be there he won’t leave because he has a right to be there. You can spend hours in prayer trying to discern the right to remove the enemy or you can turn on worship music and make the environment a place he doesn’t want to be. I laugh at the enemy.
This tool is so much better for your mind because it is hard to yell at the enemy and not be focused on him and get all stressed and lose your peace. With worship music the focus is right where it needs to be. I wish more people would use this tool. I know that you have heard some of the same songs so many times that you get tired of them, so now you sometimes turn on the audio Bible on Psalms and use it the same way and that is just as good. The enemy hates My Word, too.
But you have to be comfortable with what area of Scripture and what form of warfare you are involved in. You have to choose worship music that you like and stirs your spirit. If you choose music you hate it creates disharmony in your spirit and it is hard to keep your peace with disharmony in your spirit and for you it can create contempt for the Lord which can backfire in your heart.
If there is more than one person who is listening, be courteous of the effects it has on your brothers and sisters because you don’t want to create disharmony for them. If there is an unbeliever and they can hear it, it may cause great turmoil in their hearts and they might become unpleasant. This is not a good testimony to them because they may develop contempt rather than love for the Lord because they can’t handle the torment it causes in their spirit. However, if the volume is so low that they cannot hear it, it can clean the atmosphere for a better conversation. It is like claiming the atmosphere as sacred ground. If you are using it in an empty room or house to clean the house, you don’t have to like it, it just needs to fill the atmosphere with the glorious name of Jesus and send praises into the atmosphere. It will be a sweet sounding fragrance in the Father's ears.
Kirsten, you had a dramatic and miraculous deliverance that transformed you in just a few days*. You were not prepared for the new wineskin you had to live in. Worship was vital to maintaining your deliverance and getting you comfortable in your new wineskin. The enemy had such a grip on you he was not going to let you go easily. He was breathing down your neck looking for a road back in. You could not spend the entire day yelling at the enemy and telling him where to go. And all that focus on the enemy would be very unhealthy. You really needed a tool like this.
Some people have a more gradual deliverance and don’t have as much need for tools like this as you did. After your deliverance when you were told to live in radical worship to maintain your deliverance, that was an “inheritance word” (prophetic word) to you. You heard it like a siren in your mind and sought out how to implement it and it was a lifeline to maintaining your deliverance.
Kirsten: Thank You, Lord. I don’t know where I would be without my iPod, modern technology and my kids who teach me how to use it.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I Hear His Whisper... "The gift of faith"
What you've been looking for is right before your eyes. And you will begin to see it as I give you a gentle "chiropractic adjustment." Just you wait! For you just need to become a child again. For you've been robbed of your childlike faith and childlike imagination. And today I want to restore your heart and remove unbelief.
You have had life issues that have robbed you of your joy and life has left you holding a bag of of unbelief, but I am is replacing that unbelief with faith, even the gift of faith for those who dare to believe. So let me shake off your old inhibitions and let them go! You will no longer walk around in chains any longer. And they will no longer hold you captive from the abundant life that I have for you. For your eyes are coming into focus. And I am asking you like I asked the prophets of old, What do you see? Giants or grasshoppers, dry bones or armies?
If you'll allow my Spirit to do the necessary adjustments you'll begin to take territories. And every place the soul of your foot treads you will take for the kingdom of heaven. For I am raising up deliverers, a new breed of people, a generation full of passion & full of life. And they won't be bogged down with the things of this earth, but able to ascend & soar above the problems of this world.
I will "fast forward" your advance in My ways. But there's no need to worry about how all these things will come about and how you'll handle the new thing that I am releasing. And the work that I begin I intend to finish for I am watching over my Word to perform it. All you have to do is to align your heart with mine.
For I am coming to strengthen you today for I know just what you need and how to give it to you. So there's no need to worry for I am your strength! And you will worship and serve the Lord in Spirit and in truth for you will no longer be hindered by thoughts of whose watching you and what they think about it, but all your serving and all your victories will come from out of the promptings of Holy Spirit. You will walk in the Spirit & not be hindered by the flesh or by the fear of man. Don't look back. You're not going that way. Instead declare: "I'm not going out the same way that I came in!" For I see you as a victorious army with banners, and I will supernaturally carry you over the finish line. I am the Author and Finisher of your faith. And if you just keep leaning on me you will finish well, because I will carry you!
Proverbs 30:18 The Passion Translation
"I am a God of marvelous mysteries that are
Too amazing to unravel,
Who could fully explain them." LINK
"I am a God of marvelous mysteries that are
Too amazing to unravel,
Who could fully explain them." LINK
God is empowering His daughters to SHAKE NATIONS. He is positioning His daughters step into positions of authority, to sway governments, feed the poor, heal the sick, champion radical movements of compassion, and teach people about their identity. The world is searching for true love, and NOW is our time to shake the WORLD with it…