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22
Nov

Take A New Look!

Take a new Look! You will believe!

Today… think good thoughts about yourself.

The swirl of negative and limiting beliefs that play in your head and heart will suck you under the sea of doubt fear and unbelief – IF YOU LET IT! As you know, the thoughts…”I am not good enough. I am not smart enough. I am not good looking enough! I am not confident enough. I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” will tear your confidence down and hold your soul captive.

Have you ever heard or felt anything like this? I have. These thoughts have come up inside me again and again, and I take each thought captive. Take every thought captive, not only your own but also the thoughts your friends or enemies send you!

So take a new look!!! The new look must come from within!

To begin this process, have a conversation with your unconscious mind. Say this, “I give my unconscious mind permission to change. I give my unconscious permission to be aware of new beliefs replacing old thoughts consciously. I receive truth as a person and not just a principle.

As you begin to focus on your future, take time to speak life to your entire being. ‘Unconscious…I tell you to receive God’s eternal Word as truth. I want you unconscious to receive the eternal holy light as truth. My unconscious mind, grab onto God’s Word and the Spirit of Truth and pull it to my core. Now I agree with my Father. I am made in His image and He chose me before he created anything. He is my source and I live in His dream! I walk in His wisdom and I continually live in His promises.

As I believe I receive! I choose to believe my Father loves to provide for my needs and my desires.'”

My limited belief system has held me captive too long. I now remember, my mental focus will determine my ability to set and achieve the goals I aspire to.

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #1

When you hear, “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough! ”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive now in Jesus Name. I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not good enough, and I am not good looking enough.” and I now agree with the truth, “I am chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world! (Ephesians 1:4).

I declare to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father set my value before he sent me here. He knitted me together in my mother’s womb! (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT) No opinion on earth can establish my value.

The Word of God’s Truth: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” (Psalms 139:13-14 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you and wove you together in your mother’s womb. You are not the bloodline you were born into, yet I inserted you into this family, this place, and this time for a purpose! (Acts 17:16-18) You are my child and you look like me!”

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #2

When you hear, “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind them into oblivion in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I am not smart enough, and I am not confident enough!” and now I agree with the truth, “I have the wisdom of God because I asked the Father for it! My Father made me like Him and that includes wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT)

I speak to my unconscious, receive the truth that my eternal Father imparted His wisdom to me, and I have the certainty that I will always use His wisdom. I am confident because he made me like him. I am confident because no one can do what I do. I am the only one who can be me. My purpose can only be fulfilled by me.

The Word of God’s Truth: “I (Jesus) have revealed you (The Father) to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (John 17:26)

My eternal Father says, “I have made you smart, and confident. I made you like me. I want you to know that I am with you and that I will never leave you. Even though you may not always feel me, I am with you. Although you may not see me, I am with you. I will help you fulfill your purpose and destiny. Now, make your choice.”

REPLACE LIMITING BELIEF #3

When you hear, “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!”

You replace the lie in a declaration, “I take these thoughts captive and bind their voice in Jesus name! I break an agreement with the lie that says “I don’t have any resources. I cannot help anyone because I have nothing they want to hear!” And I now agree with the truth, “I have all the resources I need inside me because my eternal Father gave me all the resources I need. My resources are only limited by my faith, and now I choose to release unlimited faith.

I tell my unconscious to live in unlimited faith and unlimited resources. I command my unconscious to receive the truth that my eternal Father releases my faith to succeed. When I speak others will listen. My words are important to give in the earth. “You have been called to live in freedom, my brothers, and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13).

The wisdom of God lives in me and I will take time with God to pull it out! I am first individually supported by my Father, then supported by others. I cannot wait for others to do or say what God wants me to do or say. When God (ELOHIM) made me like Him, He made me to thrive in a group that supports me. Yet, I will need others to help me accomplish the tasks God gives me to do because everything is more fun when I do it with a group. (Acts 2:42-46 NLT) No opinion on earth can snatch my words of truth.

The Word of God’s Truth: “Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.” (2 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT)

My eternal Father says, “I have chosen you as my child to be my resource and my mouthpiece. Although others may not see truth like I give it to you, stand by my Word and I will lift you up! You are my child. When I was on earth they rejected me, and they will reject you. DO NOT FEAR. I AM WITH YOU!

I chose you before I made time and space, which means that you are eternally chosen and accepted. But others have a free will to either accept you and/or your words or they can choose to reject. What they believe does not establish anything for you. Their thoughts are just their thoughts, and thoughts come and go! Many on earth rejected my words, and I am God. Do not fear if others choose to throw your words aside. Believe me. The words I send will hit their mark even if you don’t see them fulfilled. Walk with me and I will strengthen you!”

Conclusion:

God Touches Man

At the end of the day, I set my affection on heaven’s values and eternal perspectives. Today I choose eternal power, eternal love, and eternal glory, over the temporary desires of the flesh. I set my heart to glorify the kingdom of heaven!

Anything is possible for me because I BELIEVE!

I am having a day of inheritance, and I receive the eternal inheritance established for me!

I am made to walk with my eternal Father and bring heaven to earth…regardless of how others treat me!

I am living a God-filled day! I receive the light and revelation of God’s love!

So what is the NEW LOOK you need to take?

Proclaim what God says about you! God’s perspective and your perspective will first appear different.

21
Sep

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

Remember the greatness of our God!!!

Bishop Naboth Ordination with the Team

REMEMBER

The Psalmist David said, The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. Psalm 111:2-6 KJV

I encourage you to stay connected with the works of the Lord… after all he is our Father.

The Ugandan Save the Mission was successful!

Thank you for your prayers and support! This is not the complete story…just the beginning. But words alone cannot fully communicate the honor I feel or the gratitude that overwhelms my heart for you. You reached out with your love, your faith, your prayers, and you gave generously to fulfill the Lord’s vision and commission.

In the end of July, after the miracles of overnight Visas, and rescheduled flights, and miraculous connections and six hour African road trip, we landed at the Lake View Hotel, Mbarara, at approximately 11:30 PM Friday. We rejoiced to fall into bed.

BISHOP ORDINATION

Celebration of Ordination

We awoke the following morning to fulfill the word of the Lord, and began the ceremonies around 10 AM on Saturday. It was Bishop Naboth’s Ordination; a magnificent and glorious celebration. After Bishop Naboth was ordained, Martha Seimway of the President of Uganda’s executive office delivered a passionate and powerful, God fearing and honoring message. She was going to deliver a political speech, but was overcome with the beauty of the Spirit. The Spirit gripped her as she confessed her faith, and compassionately called all Ugandans to remember where God brought them from. As she finished, she knelt on the platform and asked in tears for us to bless her, and her staff. As we prayed and anointed them, God opened another level of power and authority. The ceremony ended with bows and hugs. God is moving! This is the beginning of a relationship with the office of President Museveni.

During the meetings, three people received Jesus Christ as their personal savior, and the reports are still coming in to Bishop Naboth about miracles. Many signs and wonders, with accompanying words of blessing released Holy Spirit transformation. One woman whose arm was twisted in an accident stretched out her arm and was healed! Another man who endured great pain in his legs received complete restoration – this was Bishop Naboth’s brother Eric. And, another lady received complete deliverance from a witch doctor’s curse, and received salvation –  body soul and spirit wholeness!

PASTORAL ORDINATIONS

Later, in The Redeemed Church, all-day-long ceremonies, we ordained twenty Pastors who needed to return to their churches, and would miss the Sunday Pastoral Ordination Service. Then on Sunday, the Lord moved powerfully. Alice’s sister, for the first time, received Jesus as her personal savior. Another gentleman received Jesus as his Savior, after the Lord healed him.

Unknown to us, a national television new channel received videos and published on the news the story of Naboth’s Ordination. And on Sunday evening, we were told and it was verified that Bishop Naboth’s story ran on the evening news, transmitted all over Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi, as well as other African nations.

Our Father knows how to glorify His sons and honor His servants. The scripture says, “…humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will exalt you in due time.” This Trip fulfilled the word of the Lord!

Celebrations!!!

A special treat of a banana to all the orphans.

We are celebrating the Lord’s victory, and as King David before us, and with the same declaration we say  ” … that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. (Ruling in and through His sons and daughters) And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s… (1 Samuel 17:46-47 KJV)

Thank you for standing with us in your prayers, and with your generous investment in the Kingdom of God for a bright and glorious future for our brothers and sisters all over the world! Matthew 6:33

JOIN ME! and THE I AM NETWORK TEAM

The I Am Network’s commission and adventure is to literally disciple the nations through long term, and short term mission endeavors, while facilitating a network – focused through the internet for relationship, restoration, and resources for practical discipleship. God is moving and we are moving with Him!

Will you join me in this vision and mission? your monthly or one time gift is much appreciated.

You may send your gift to

The I Am Network

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Ridgecrest, NC 28771

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Thank you.

As you give, you will receive the eternal rewards with us!

And on the next trip… or one in the near future, we want you to go!

Put December 4-14, 2017 on your calendar for a Leadership Conference, Seminar and Crusade mission in Uganda with Bishop Naboth’s ministry.

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Praise the Lord!

Remember, believe because Breakthrough is here!

19
Apr

The Soul in SozoLife

The Soul in SozoLife

Eternity Holds the World

He Holds the World

The soul in SozoLife is healed and restored to wholeness. This is required for an ongoing relationship with the eternal God. To walk in your created purpose you will need God to Save (SOZO) you. God original purpose for you is written in Genesis 1:26. “And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion… over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”[1]

 

SozoLife Knocks!

I heard a knock. The church was silent on Mondays. When I opened the door, she stood trembling. She said, “Hi… I heard you cast out demons here. Is that true? I have been visited almost every night for years now. When they first came they were friendly and would take me places in the spirit. Then they wanted me to do things for them. Lately, they have been telling me to do things that I do not want to do. When I say no, they hurt me and threaten me and my family. Can you help me?”

I had not seen this level of brokenness before. She was tormented with thoughts of depression and suicide. She had been broken so many times that she thought she was a piece of dirt with the value of a grain of sand. The enemy used the people she cared about to pulverize her. Although her response was instinctual, she chose unforgiveness and opened a doorway to the demonic realm.

 

Torment in America

Sad Teenage GirlHer story was unbelievable. As we talked, she recounted story after story. Experiences of childhood violence, exploitation, neglect, and cruelty. The stories starred her father and mother as villains of violent abuse, and co-stared other distant family members as protagonists.  Then later, her mother’s boyfriend enters the cast hurling insults with foul-language, physical beatings, and sexual violence to pleasure himself. He heart was crushed over and over again, she turned to some of her “imaginary friends,” unclean spirits to “help” her. As the relationships grew, the demons began to come at night when she was asleep and take her places.

Since her life was filled with abuse, she invested her life in anger, resentment, bitter envy, and selfish ambition with a quest to validate herself through meticulous accountability. (This kind of life is shown in the Harry Potter stories.) As a result, she sought out occult ritual, spells, and curses for protection, and a witch’s coven became a much needed alliance. But, what she did not see coming was the torment of demon possessed people. Regardless of what you believe, a demon will always steal, kill, and destroy whatever it touches. This is the objective and the enchantment.

As I listened to her, my heart broke. As a baby, her grandmother inducted her into the Cherokee Shaman witch doctor rites. Through her young adult years, her relationships continued a pattern of abuse as she moved from one traumatic experience to another. The depth of her obsession reached critical mass when she was committed to a psychiatric treatment facility. On one such occasion, she was sexually abused by a Catholic priest.

Her strategy was to protect herself through whatever means necessary, until she realized that it didn’t work. She came because there were more powerful unseen forces at work.

 

light and bibleSilver Lining

There was a silver lining. As a young girl, she attended a Vacation Bible School, and received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, but at home the abuse did not stop. Even as a child she remembered crying out to God for help, and he would touch her with his love and light. God saves a soul through faith, not through a life of perfect choices.

Although she believed God, she was still holding unforgiveness and bitterness toward those who abused her. When she came, her life and mental state was shattered.

 

A Gift

Yet, somewhere in the midst of all the brokenness she received a “natural” gift for healing. When she laid hands on someone, she could sense the sickness and extract it from their body through her arms. Then within the span of an hour, she belched and released the sickness. (This was in 1992, years before The Green Mile.) I saw her use this gift. It was this gift that charmed the Witches’ Covens. When she attended the Coven, people were healed, and it looked like the witches had ceremonial healing powers.

As we began to minister she was set free. Through a number of sessions, she completely gave her heart and soul to God. Jesus saved (Sozoed), delivered, healed and made her whole.  Through a relationship with Holy Spirit, she began to walk in the authority that the cross of Jesus Christ provided. But there was a process of transformation.

 

Every Good Gift

key-light-spiritWhen I heard her story and saw the gift of healing, I sought God with a question, “Lord God, is this gift from you, and the subsequent healing from you?” One morning he gave me this scripture:

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”[2]

The understanding that every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father, began to open new understanding. It does not matter where I receive a good and perfect gift; at home, at work, at church, at play, or even at a non-religious gathering. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights. When someone receives healing, deliverance, provision, or any good gift, it came down heaven. John the Baptist agrees with this as well.

John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”[3]

The mystery that God expresses in scripture inspires the soul to believe, and what you choose to believe rules you. The scripture is clear.  The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. But, Witches want people to believe they have great healing power. This is one way evidence can be manipulated to lie. If demons can heal why not go to them? Demons do not create life, give healing, or bring the peace of God. I have not found one place a demon ever creates. God alone creates life, health, and healing.

 

A New Perspective

It had been months since her deliverance when she showed up at my office extremely disturbed. She opened the Bible to Job 38:31-33, put her finger on the page and said, “Why is God using the Zodiac?”

After I collected my thoughts, I realized her world view was upside down. I said, “God is not using the Zodiac. He created the signs in the heavens that you call the Zodiac. Everyone who uses the constellations as the Zodiac is using the signs He created to focus their faith for a personal advantage. ‘All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.’[4] He is the source of all things.'”

 

SozoLife Opens the Soul

As God began to open the eyes of her soul, she saw a dark fog-like cloud surrounding her, with little static lightning bolts sporadically illuminating. She had lost her identity in her childhood, and began to believe that she was the sum of her dark secrets. She was visited by a demon and told that he would protect her. The demon lied, because that is what they do. But, since she wanted help, she agreed; but over the years her identity was eclipsed by this ominous cloud of depression.

After this was revealed I said, “This is good news.”

She said, “Good news? This is not good news, it’s a demon. What do you mean its good news?”

I responded, “Well, all that you have been experiencing, and all of the symptoms you have recounted are the energies and characteristics of this dark cloud. This means that it is not you! All of the thoughts of suicide and torment are not your thoughts. It is the demon that is manifesting as this ominous cloud.” Then I said, “Do you want to keep this demon and his assaults?”

She said, “No! Are you kidding?”

I reacted with a small chuckle, “I have to ask that question so that your will can engage.” As I began to reveal the authority that Christ had established for her, she was filled with a righteous anger for the years this demon had stolen from her.

God led her as a gentle lamb to His cross, and then walked with her to complete freedom. Today, she lives saved, delivered, healed, and whole. Only Jesus heals the body soul and spirit.

[1] Genesis 1:26

[2] James 1:17

[3] John 3:27

[4] John 1:4