Don’t Let Your House Be Blown Down In This Storm - BE FIERCE IN THE FRAY

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Weekend Roundup Aug 21 2021

We confess: Lord, You have placed within me a hunger for truth (2 Thess. 2:10). The truth sets me free (Jn. 8:32).  I fear God, love truth, and hate dishonest gain (Ex. 18:21). I will lead in the area God has assigned me to.

What is your assignment in this battle? Are you active in it? One of my assignments is to be a teacher who shares life-giving truths, which I do below.

We have been waiting for God to pour out and He has been waiting for the Church to rise up.

Rather than crumble in defeat and despair, Jesus tells us how to stand strong in the midst of the storm

"Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."  (Lk. 6:46-49)

So Jesus gives three steps to standing in the midst of the storms of life:

  1. I come to Jesus
  2. I hear what He says to me
  3. I act on what He says to me

Here’s an example of King David standing strong in the storm

The LORD takes pleasure in me; When I am afflicted He makes me beautiful with His salvation. I exult in glory; I sing for joy on my bed. The high praises of God are in my mouth, and a two-edged sword in my hand, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written; this is an honor for all His godly ones. Praise the LORD! (Ps. 149:4-9 Personalized and paraphrased)

Prophetic word by Michelle Kirby – A CLU graduate – she is fulfilling her assignment!

While meditating on Psalm 18:21, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue,” I heard the Lord say:


There is a call upon the Church to move in God’s stream and to encourage and facilitate the movement of the five-fold ministry of the church (Eph. 4:11).  Encourage the Body of the Church by establishing meetings for people to meet and practice and stir up their gifts in one of these offices as well as in the gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:1,8-11) We need God’s full army! What a Church we will be when we fully move and operate in the authority of our King! 

We face an enemy who does not merely spar and give us a break to recover.  He is a full-blown stealth assassin seeking to steal, kill, and destroy.  We need ALL in the Body to embrace their gifts and operate in them to conquer this foe.

Prayers should be fierce as we are certainly in the fray

Ask God what to pray for.  He will tell you.  Use the power of your tongue to pray aloud and boldly for:

  • God to manifest Himself you and to his children.
  • To manifest your giftings and to teach you how to use them.
  • Hedges of protection around those in danger or around our families
  • Exposure of the enemy and unclean servants and that all evil to fall to the ground and burn, for God’s Word “will not return to Him void.” (Isaiah 55:11)
  • Declare the plans of the enemy to be confused, crushed, and destroyed. (Job 22:28)
  • Ask God to send hosts of angels to problem areas (family issues, countries, towns, homes, circumstances, places of evil, wherever He tells you, etc.) to break through the enemy strongholds.
  • Declare as a believer you will not tolerate evil in a situation, in an illness, ungodly actions, and push back the enemy in Jesus’s name.
  • Declare God’s Kingdom to come on earth as is in Heaven
  • Ask God to show you, and repent of, any areas of your life that need to be awakened, repented of, and to show you any bitterness that would hinder your authority to pray His will upon this earth
  • Pray for God to lead you to people He wants you to pray with and for. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
  • Put on the Whole Armor of God by declaring so – EVERY day.  (Ephesians 6:12-19)
  • Pray in tongues.  There is healing power and strengthening in praying in your prayer language. (1 Corinthians 14:4)
  • Connect with Michelle Kirby

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages | Retail: $16.99

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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Prayers That Heal the Heart - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition

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Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith. 

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Twelve Weeks to Spiritual Mastery - Group Coaching

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Because I could not find a Spirit-anointed teacher/coach, I spent ten extremely frustrating years seeking to hear God’s voice!!! Suggestions offered did not help me, things like: “You just know that you know. It is a still small voice. He speaks from your heart.” No one could give me the answer I needed which was: Hearing God’s voice is as simple as quieting yourself down, fixing your eyes on Jesus, recognizing His voice as spontaneous, flowing thoughts and writing down His flow as it is coming. Test what you have written after the flow is done, NOT while it is occurring.

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 92 Pages

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Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams

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Learn How to Hear God’s Voice, Even When You Are Sleeping

It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has almost a million views on YouTube!

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Everyday Angels

by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock 289 Pages

You can partner with Heaven’s angelic hosts!

Do you have guardian angels? Does God want you to know them? Find out what Scripture reveals and how YOU can interact with the company of Heaven!

The supernatural realm permeates our natural world! Therefore, experiencing angels should be an everyday occurrence–we simply need to open our spiritual eyes to their reality and role in our lives.

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