Archive | August, 2014

Pray and Comfort Each Other

18 Aug

As all these prophetic world events are unfolding before us let us stay diligent and continue to trust the Lord and pray, believing His Holy Word that we comfort each other and that we don’t lose heart. We read this amazing invitation in Jeremiah 33:3,”Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” The Lord spoke these words to his prophet Jeremiah when Jeremiah was imprisoned by an evil king who hated his prophetic messages from the Lord as so many do today.
Jeremiah was struggling here as anyone might who feels trapped, whose been wronged, and whose been imprisoned unjustly. The future may have looked in the natural to Jeremiah pretty dim and gloomy. Even as a prophet he may have felt his future appeared rather uncertain at that moment, and here the Lord God is was saying, “Call to me and keep praying to me and I will answer you and show you things beyond what you could even imagine.”

I reckon how shall the Lord show us those “great and mighty things” unless we do actually do call on Him in faith. In Luke 18:1,” And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
In other words don’t give into entertaining any spirits of fear or doubt and unbelief, any lying symptoms, lying signs and wonders, or allow yourself to feel discourage just because your prayer is not answered straightway. Rebuke and resist all opposition to your prayers getting answered, or any suggestion you won’t succeed and be victorious. Because it is a divine blood bought right to have your prayers answered, providing you don’t get double minded and lose heart and give up.’ Let me continue to share here from Luke 18:2,” Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”
This parable illustrates the necessity of persevering when pray is not answered straightway. Here is this unjust judge who this women pestered to the breaking point where he finally conclude he would never have any more peace until he got ride of this women, and the easiest way was to simply grant her request. I am reminded of
Matthew 7:11,” If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
Clearly we are to always pray and not lose heart, even if things do not appear to be how we want them to be at the moment. Because we are to walk in faith not by how things may look at any given time. If you ever needed an answer for why you ought to continue to pray, Jesus said to keep pressing in and keep praying so that is all the answer we need to keep calm and carry on. Even in the mist of the spirit of  insanity of  the New Word Order, yes these things are prophesied so let us rejoice because Jesus Christ of Nazareth is coming back to put His world in order. Do not  give in to the spirit of fear of the future.

The Lord told us obedience to His Word is better then performing sacrifices for him. I believe those of us who pray without ceasing, praying in the Holy Spirit will experience the joy and satisfaction of answered prayers. You shall see the salvation’s of those loved ones who been praying for, and you shall see supernatural healing and miracles. You shall experience the Lord’s special provision in your lives, because He shall provide for ALL your needs. Philippians 4:19,” But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
It appears to me prayer is not just about having some personal time with the Lord it is also God’s appointed way for our obtaining things we want and need.
I have often heard this passage misquoted and misrepresented from James 4:1,”From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”

Now when you study this you discover this was written and targeted to some of the Jews who fought many insurrections against the Romans under the pretense of defending their religious ways of life. There were also fractions of Jews who fought violently and massacred one another. There were Jews who fought the heathens and killed many of them, but it resulted in bringing destruction upon themselves. Even as they were trying to destroy idolatry and convert them. Because there was rebellion against the Lord along with backsliding and all manner of sin. We certainly must continue to pray and bless Israel. However, I do not think this passage should be taken by the spirit filled born again believers as an excuse for unanswered prayers as it so often seems taught.
Otherwise you are essentially identifying yourself with those lustful, murderous, adulterous, worldly, filled with a spirit of pride sinful ones. Is it any wonder why the Lord does not answer prayers from such people? ( See Isaiah 59:1-2) Because no true spirit filled believer can ask amiss if they are in Christ and asking according to the promises.
After all the Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in places like John 15:7,” If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
How about, Hebrews 11:6,” But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

James 1: 5,” If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

Mark 11: 22,” And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Therefore we can conclude the major reason prayers go unanswered for Christians is they are probably entertaining the spirit of doubt and unbelief. There are potentially answered prayers and wonderful good things just waiting for you, answers that you won’t receive unless you ask for them in the proper way, meaning you repent of anything that could be hindering your prayers and you ask in faith as a child would in great expectation knowing and understanding you are connected to the love of Christ.
Jeremiah 5:25,” Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.”

Psalm 66:18,”If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”

I have had a number of people ask me, “if God loves me how come I am struggling”, and they name a variety of afflictions type issues or tell me no matter what they do they just can’t seem to get ahead. I usually tell them if you love God you just keep His commandments in the first place. Could it also be possibly you do not have because you have allowed some spirit of doubt in and you are not asking in faith?
John 9:31,” Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”
I am not suggesting that if you simply worship and pray more, you are never going to suffer again in this fallen world. But I am saying there are many times when God will move supernaturally on your behalf if you just be bold enough to have faith to believe Him at His Word and truly worship the Lord.
Considering people have been rebuked for unbelief but never for having faith.
Consider these verses, Matthew 6:30,” Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”

Matthew 8:26,” And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

Mathew 11: 20,” Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:”

Matthew 17:17,” Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.”

Matthew 16:14,” Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.”

Hebrews 4:16,” Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

All the blessings of the Lord we read about in places like Deuteronomy 28 can be ours if we truly continue to seek the Lord our God in all things. 2 Chronicles 26:5,”And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.”

Because we were made in God’s image and likeness to imitate the Lord not the devil.

I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love.

PASTOR CASPAR McCLOUD

Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,

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Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Caspar McCloud Ministries ©2014

When Good People Do Nothing, Evil Triumphs

13 Aug

When Good People Do Nothing, Evil Triumphs.

When Good People Do Nothing, Evil Triumphs

13 Aug

When good people do nothing, evil triumphs. Evil, manifesting in sinful men must be opposed. Our Lord actually commands those who are good, not just to avoid evil but actively oppose it.
For example in the parable of the talents, in Mathew 25:18 the Lord Jesus described a man who did next to nothing. When he received his Lord’s money, he “went and dug a hole in the earth, and buried his Lord’s money” When his Lord returned, he returned to the Lord just what he had been given (Matthew 25:25). Now that servant did not actually do anything outright evil, such as stealing the money, but then neither did he do anything good with it as the others who invested it. He basically did nothing and he got nothing much accomplished as a result. Except Jesus said he was a “wicked and slothful servant” (Matthew 25:26).
Matthew 25:29……,”but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
The Lord Jesus rebuked the church at Laodicea for doing nothing. “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation. 3:15-17).
History reveals that those who try and do good seem to clearly outnumber all those who are doing evil, yet those who manifest evil seem to prevail far too many times. There are numerous examples in the Holy Scriptures of how good people allowed evil to overtake them.
The words we hear today like being “tolerant’, are nothing more then the enemies manipulation and mind control methods to get you to agree with evil.
Back when Elijah was here, too many of God’s people kept quite and had allowed the evil of Ahab and Jezebel to prevail throughout the land of Israel. “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word” (1 Kings 18:21). The people’s failure to take a stand against evil and speak up and out about it permitted wicked and evil men to run rampant. The silence of the people still speaks volumes of their indecisiveness and inaction.
Anyone recall how the Lord Jesus told of a traveler who was robbed, beaten and left him half dead. The men who did this were manifesting evil as we see in the world today. But that Levite and priest allowed this evil to continue by doing nothing as they each “passed on by on the other side”. So they did not have to deal with it. (Luke 10:31-32). However there was one traveler a Samaritan, who was willing to take action and do was right in sight of God. (Luke 10:33-36).
Jesus said quite clearly, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad” (Matthew 12:30). We as Christian whether we like it or not are in a war against evil and there is no real middle ground, we cant stay neutral like the Swiss try and do. Like that word tolerant, its just a mind control type phrase to make you agree to put up with what is not right. Those who are not vigorously warring against evil are helping evil to triumph. How do you think the concept of traditional marriage lost it footing in this several Christian based nations recently? Was the church manipulated and brow beaten into being tolerant?
When good people do nothing, are they still good? Seems too many people have the erroneous idea that good is merely the absence of doing that which is wrong.
James explained, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17).
1 Peter. 3:11,” Let him eschew (avoid doing) evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.”
If you recall the eldest of Israel, Reuben, knew his brothers’ had launched a murderous plot against their younger brother Joseph was terribly wrong. He even attempted to deliver Joseph, but as he hesitated and vacillated in the end, and so his jealous and mean spirited brothers sold Joseph into slavery. When Reuben heard what they had done, he realised straightway his failure to do something when he had the opportunity. Instead now he actually helped to bring about this evil as a result. Then instead of repenting and correcting his mistakes, Reuben tries to cover his shame and guilt by agreeing with his brothers to lie to their father about Joseph’s sudden disappearance (Genesis 37:18-35).
Reuben like a lot of good people had “good intentions” and he was not even there at the crime scene when his brothers sold their younger sibling Joseph into slavery.
However, Reuben understood that his failure to help save Joseph made him just as guilty as the rest of his brothers who manifested such evil. That spirit of guilt and shame continued to haunt him over the years (Genesis 42:21-22).
Reuben was just as guilty here as the one who drives the getaway motorcar for the bank robbers.
In Obadiah 1 The prophet gives a stern warning and actually condemned the Edomites for standing by and doing nothing when evil men overtook their brethren, the Jews. When Jerusalem was invaded by the enemies of God, just as it is today, the Edomites “stood on the other side”, watching the slaughter as spectators and did nothing to help.
God said by their failure to act and to help their brethren “even thou wast as one of them” Obadiah 1:11,” In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. ”
What do we see happening today, how is it Christians are the only army that shoots itself? Attacking, slandering and misrepresent other Christians. Instead of understanding how to separate that evil that manifests itself in others. Because that is not who they are, rather it is who they became as a results of not understanding who they truly are in Christ. Not understanding His awesome mercy grace and love.
The Apostle Paul warned about such behaviour among those professing to be true born again spirit filled believing Christians, “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another” (Galatians 5:15).
In other words if you don’t forgive other’s God can not forgive you. If you refuse to forgive and bad mouth others your like a character assassin, or rather here Paul is saying you are a cannibal believer who confirms you are totally backslidden and fallen from grace. So much for that modern message of grace on steroids.
While that sort of conduct is unacceptable as a Christians, what about those “good” people who do nothing? All the ones who stand on the other side and do nothing but watch as their brothers and sisters are being lied about, slandered, slaughtered and devoured. No true born again spirit filled believer can just be an innocent bystanders and spectators. Any failure to act not only allows evil to triumph, but makes that believer just as guilty as the Lord said, its like you were one of them.
We have been give such a powerful weapon of prayer and gifts of the Holy Spirit and we best practice to use them daily.
I am reminded here of Galatians 6:7,” “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”. If we refuse to do good in the face of evil we are sowing some potentially dangerous seeds. There are some potentially very dark things happening today as we reach the End of the Age, and we need to stay diligent in the Lord. We all have friends and family and know people who do not know Jesus as their saviour yet. We must not give up on them. We must stop hiding behind the rocks like those Israelites did and be more like David and face those Nephilim giants in the name of the Lord. Trusting Christ for the victory.
I am telling you there is no surrendering and bowing down to fear, we need to speak up against all manner of evil and stop being fearful of those mind control methods that want you to be tolerant and politically correct.
According to the prophetic time line Psalm 83 is probably the next thing we shall see happening with the destruction of Damascus.
So many Christians in churches seemed terrified of the future, and so you must conclude no one shared with them that fear is a sin and not just an emotion. Roman 14:23 ….that which is not faith is sin. Because fear is opposite faith.
Even if they don’t know many details, people everywhere are aware that something is very, very wrong in this world. Something is about to happen and it is going to change the world as we have known it. You can feel it in the air because that spirit of fear is tangible and it is working overtime.
How is it that nothing much is said to warn us from most pulpits in churches today? Instead there is this desperate attempt to maintain a sense of normality and to maintain the lie that everything will continue as it is. With a mindset of don’t talk about evil things as it might upset someone or a big tither. I dare say, wouldn’t it at least be a good idea to help assure your congregations that Papa God not only knows all about what is happening here, but that He already forewarned us about it and told us what to expect.
There is this mindset that all the Christians who study prophesy are nothing more then doom and gloomers. In other words, they are such a downer! This must be because those of such erroneous opinions have not studied and read their Bibles like the Bereans did. The Lord said we shall be blessed and comforted when we study His prophesies.
Revelation 1:3,” Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”
We need to assure the church that God is still in control, however He wont control your thought life, as that you your part. We may not be able control world events, however we can control how we react to them. Although we read that Daniels prayed significantly changed the course of history. (Daniel 9:4-14)
Staying in faith certainly helped save Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in Daniel 3 and I think this is a really good example for us to follow today.
Matthew 10:28,” And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
The Lord allowed Paul and James and Stephen to be martyred?
What shall happen when someone like a president Obama or Pope of the Vatican announces those inner dimensional demonic entities are actually our outer space brothers travelling millions of light years just to come to help save the world and tell us Jesus was wrong? We must sound the alarm so people understand and know what is coming and have a chance to prepare their hearts and make peace with the Lord Jesus/ Yeshua the Prince of Peace.
Why is there such little coverage in the midst of the greatest persecution the world has ever known? As of now a hundred thousand Christians a year are being martyred, millions displaced and homeless. The American southern border is rather wide open and terrorists from around the world are pouring in, why is that being allowed and tolerated?  Perhaps all part of the Agenda 21 plan to take over with their version of the New World Order? Perhaps they do not understand that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is returning soon to put the world back into order as God decides.  Never give up my friends.
2 Chronicles 7:14,”If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
There is so much going on behind the scenes that for anyone paying attention it is revealing how Biblical prophesy is unfolding before us now at an alarming rate. So keep praying, practice your powerful spiritual gifts, and keep looking up.

I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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Why Prayers Go Unanswered

5 Aug

Over the years from my personal observations as a pastor I have come to realise that some people seem like they really don’t want to really get free and be an overcomer. The enemy of their souls has got them so confused and so programmed in sinful toxic thinking they have a hard time sorting out which path to follow to find freedom. They don’t seem to want to discipline themselves to make right choices; as they are so programmed in their thought life that they fall easily into the devils traps, so they stay in their rebellion and keep fellowshipping with devils. Not fully understanding the finished work of the Cross of Jesus/Yeshua or that God won’t share you with devils. 1 Corinthians 10:20, “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
Seems that some people just give excuses trying to validate and justify why they are depressed and living in such a state. Living defeated and not understanding why their prayers go unanswered. Allowing the enemy of their soul to torment them because they often can’t see they are entertaining the spirit of self-pity and that they are fellowshipping with devils by doing so. In our Guide Book to the Supernatural we read in places like Jeremiah 5:25,”Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.”

We read in Psalm 66:18,”If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
Isaiah 59:1,”Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.”
The things that come out of your heart and speak through your mouth can greatly hinder your life and prayers. Neurologically speaking, your heart is ultra-sensitive to what you think and feel – your thoughts directly affect the state of your heart. Keeping in mind you control your brain, your brain does not control you.
We read in Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” If you want to know what your life will be like next year listen to what words are coming out of your mouth today.
Now you must understand you can’t really change people, you can encourage them, but you can’t change them unless they willingly surrender to the Lord Jesus.
You can speak faith filled words over them, educated them and pray for them and bless them. Your faith can even trump their doubt and unbelief and the Lord can perform miracles in their lives. But at the end of the day you can not make them do what is right. When you don’t do what is right you end up doing what is wrong by default. I dare say which is still a form of rebellion and that is a serious spiritual matter. For the Word of God shall not change but it shall change you as you apply it in your life. James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
You can’t make anyone choose blessings.
Many people suffer because they are stuck in some secret sin, but it’s not a secret to God who loves you and wants to help you, if you will just call on Him. God sees everything.
Most people sin in a private moment not understanding its all being recorded and watched in heaven. That we are tested here on earth to see if will we obey the Lord or not.
If we won’t obey here on earth how will we obey in Heaven?
It did not work out so well for all those angels who followed Satan’s rebellion and fell eternally.
Jeremiah 33:3,” Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.”
As you get into the Word of God it changes you forever. It takes you away from ungodly thinking and wrong behaviours like addictions and foul language and will replace that by tearing down the strongholds the enemy has built up in your mind. By washing you clean from the filth of toxic thinking and renewing your mind to promises of God which will change you and bring you into a place of righteousness and supernatural peace before the Lord.
After all the Lord Jesus said in places like John 14:27,”Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
When you truly thank the Lord He is listening, and when you praise His Holy name He is with you. For the Lord inhabits the praises of his people. When you truly worship the Lord miracles and blessings happen.
John 4:24,”God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
For example we read in Acts 16 how Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God in prison after being beaten and chained in there and the Lord provided a miracle release for them. In other words they truly worshipped the Lord.
The Lord wants to bless you now as you come into agreement with His almighty Word.
Mark 11:24,” Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Often people say, show me and I will believe you, and clearly the Lord Jesus/Yeshua is saying believe and He will show you!
I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of Agape love. PASTOR CASPAR – Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,
http://www.theupperroomfellowship.org/
Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Caspar McCloud Ministries ©2014