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When It's Time to Move Forward

2/23/2017

THE WORD OF THE LORD TO ALL

The Lord has heard your prayer. He has seen the affliction of His loved ones. While He speaks words that sometimes are hard to hear, His heart for you is always the same. He desires your sanctification. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 says, "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication:"

John 17:13-19

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

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CONTINUE INSTANT IN PRAYER AND WORSHIP

Or perhaps you feel as though you have been going through a difficult situation. Keep looking up, stay in prayer and the Lord is going to answer you. Things will change, dramatically. James 5:13 says, "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms."


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THE KINGDOM OF GOD SUFFERS VIOLENCE, BUT THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE

And if you feel as though you are in a wilderness, God is shining His spot-light. Even as the word of God came to John in the wilderness, so too the word of the Lord is coming to you, as it came to John.

Matthew 3:1-3

1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”

Yet, God has not left himself without a voice to speak to His people. Yet, sometimes the word of God is a stern rebuke. Other times, it refreshes your soul. Jesus is coming back for a spotless, blameless, and mature bride, and a people who seek and love Him with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.

So if you have been waiting for the Lord, He is speaking to you.


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COME AND LEARN OF CHRIST

As those called and sent by Jesus, we have an obligation to feed the lambs and sheep of God. Receive from the Good Shepherd Himself and do not fear others. Do not fear circumstances. Fear only God.

Yet, like Peter sometimes we can become caught up in things that are less than important in the eyes of God. Remember Martha and Mary? Martha was busy with many things. Yet Mary just wanted to sit and the feet of Jesus and hear the word of God.

As God's ministers and people, there is no greater work in God's kingdom than to hear the word of the Lord. For it's through His word that faith comes, healing is received, blind eyes open, deaf ears hear, and all flesh see the salvation of God.

Matthew 11:1-30

1After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
2When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

7As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written:
“ ‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’

11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15Whoever has ears, let them hear.

16 “To what can I compare THIS GENERATION? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 17 “ ‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ BUT WISDOM IS PROVED RIGHT BY HER DEEDS.”

20Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”

25At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. 27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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UNDERSTAND THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES AND HOW TO PROCEED WITH GOD'S SPIRIT

By His word all things consist and exist. And there is nothing outside the written word of God that will be fulfilled. And since we know that Jesus said, "not one jot or tittle of the law pass away until all be fulfilled, it's critical we continue to study, learn, preach, teach, and equip all saints to move in sync with God's spirit.

I am praying daily for all those who have ears to hear to understand all things, blamelessly, gloriously, and victoriously. That you would understand all the signs of the times, and know exactly how to proceed forth, right down to the letter.

Many words will be coming forth about the "plumbline of God", revealing many milestones of events to take place, that we may move directly in conjunction with the Spirit of the Lord. Like sons of Isachar, who knew the signs of the times, and what to do about them - so too is God beginning to release this revelation in ways that makes our path so much clearer, discerning, and full of God and His unspeakable glory!

Time is getting short. As God's people, we must continue to always be about our Father's business. Don't be caught up in the things of this world, as events will soon unfold in a manner that will shock many people.

Matthew 5:13-20

13“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, ONE JOT OR ONE TITTLE BY NO MEANS PASS FROM THE LAW TILL ALL IS FULFILLED.

19Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 24:32-44

32Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34Assuredly, I say to you, THIS GENERATION will by no means pass away TILL ALL THESE THINGS TAKE PLACE. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

36“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.

42Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

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NEW WEBSITE AT iFollowJesusNow.com

God is giving forth His apostle's doctrine, for all men, houses of God, and places of worship to become rooted and grounded in the truth, to be sanctified, and set apart for Jesus, and to be a people ready for the visitation, appearing, and coming of the Lord. These articles posted, many with accompanying audio messages, to nourish your spirit and soul in God's word, as you listen, study and receive what the Lord is revealing.

I Timothy 4:6-16

6If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.

7But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 8For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 10For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11These things command and teach.

12Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

God has been answering prayer for other things to reveal to His people through a recently released website, they do not replace this "law" of God that His people must seek for.


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LOAVES AND FISHES IN THE WILDERNESS - SUB-PODCAST OF iFollowJesusNow

There are many messages on the sub-podcast of iFollowJesusNow on audioboom. These messages are to equip all God's ministers and people, to know the Lord, follow Him, to know what it is to be His disciple, and many other things of the Spirit of God. Currently there are a number of playlists, some with many messages, others with few, and some with none. By God's grace, these messages will always give you a word in season, as the Spirit feeds multitudes in the wilderness just as Jesus gave them to His apostles, His disciples to hand out to all those who come to hear the word of the Lord.

Matthew 15:29-39

29Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. 31So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

32Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I DO NOT WANT TO SEND THEM AWAY HUNGRY, LEST THEY FAINT ON THE WAY." 33Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?”

34Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.” 35So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.

37So THEY ALL ATE AND WERE FILLED, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. 38Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

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iFollowJesusNow @ YOUTUBE

Currently, there are selected messages from the main podcast at iFollowJesusNow. While some additional messages may be formatted and added to the current playlist, by God's grace, there will be short tutorial messages coming that will reveal many things. These may be visions, dreams, and "how to" videos that are helpful to God's people.

Joel 2:28

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Acts 20:20

how I KEPT NOTHING BACK THAT WAS HELPFUL, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,

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MAIN PODCAST MESSAGES

By God's grace, truth, and anointing, the main focus has always been to prepare the way of the Lord and make a people ready for the Lord, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry according to the signs of the times so that God's people will understand all that is about to take place, and know what to do about it, with absolute clarity and precision, so that His glory and name are revealed in all the earth.

While these messages take considerable time to study and sometimes hours to preach, they are critical. Please forgive me if these messages are longer than 2 weeks apart. Generally, as a rule, I pray these are never longer than 2 weeks apart. In rare cases, they are weekly. In other cases generally 2-3 weeks. This past stretch has been unusually longer due to these other projects given to help God's people.

Yet, unless the Lord builds the house, they who labor do so in vain. " Therefore, it is essential that these words from the Lord go no longer than 2 weeks so that God's people can build according to what God is saying and doing.


Psalms 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.


Hebrews 8:8

who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you MAKE ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWN TO YOU on the mountain.”


Malachi 4:4-6

4“REMEMBER THE LAW of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. 5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 6And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”


Malachi 2:7

For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.


Matthew 13:16-17

16But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.


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PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ME, THIS WORK OF GOD, AND MY FAMILY DAILY.

As God's ministers, we need armor bearers who cover those who are on the front lines doing the Lord's work. Prayer was a staple of Paul's ministry, both receiving the prayers of saints, and praying for those he ministered the Spirit of God's grace and truth to.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.


2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:


Ephesians 3:1-21

1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, 7of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.

8To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

14For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20Now to Him who is ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK, according to the power that works in us, 21to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING ME IN THIS WORK OF GOD

The kingdom of God is suffering violence, but the violent are taking it by force. As God's people, we need to pray, repent, seek the Lord with all our hearts, minds, soul, and strength. God needs apostolic builders in every city and nation, ordained from the foundation of the world, who are called to reveal His name and make His name great in all the earth.

Even as John and Jesus made disciples who would spread forth God's kingdom on the earth, saying, "repent for the kingdom of God is at hand." There is a great harvest of souls coming. Yet, we need God's people who are prepared, fit and equipped for every good work.

You can help enter in the labor of this ministry by prayerfully asking the Lord how you may help. Then, send me an email at iFollowJesusNow@gmail.com and let me know what is on your heart. I would be delighted to hear of those who seek to shoot forth God's kingdom into all the earth.

And currently, by God's grace, there is another NEW WEBSITE that is enroute to be released. God-willing sometime in early March 2017. It will be a platform to bring one voice to the church of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God. Through the knowledge of God's word, we will know how to take the kingdom by force. Updates and announcements of this will be posted on iFollowJesusNow on Twitter. But, I really need your prayers to help this come to fruition.

I Corinthians 15:9-11

9For I AM THE LEAST OF THE APOSTLES AND DO NOT EVEN DESERVE TO BE CALLED AN APOSTLE, because I persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the GRACE OF GOD that was with me. 11Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

John 4:34-38

34Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38I SENT YOU TO REAP THAT FOR WHICH YOU HAVE NOT LABORED; OTHERS HAVE LABORED;, AND YOU ENTERED INTO THEIR LABORS."


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