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When God rewards faithfulness with His faithfulness!

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This mornings post was about my feelings of depression. To be quite honest I continue to “feel” much the same way. Not quite myself, under the weather, out of sorts….depressed. I chose to be as positive as I could possibly pull off at all costs. I did so, so.

First thing this morning I answered a call from a woman who identified herself as a representative of a company whose equipment we no-longer use, have not used in over a year. She, like many debtor representatives identified herself in a very familiar manner and asked to speak to Pastor by name. She then identified herself as a “parishioner” with her name. I simply stated that I did not recognize her name and she flipped!

She called me rude and abrupt and wanted to know if I treated all parishioners in that manner. When I apologized that I had offended her she just kept yelling and stated she would speak to “Pastor —–” on the weekend, that she definitely wanted him to know about me…” I put her on hold to put her in touch with the other Pastor and she hung up.

That is how I started my day! This was apparently just another “collection” tactic. The familiarity trick. After speaking to the other Pastor I went back to my day…quietly, sure things were going to remain basically the same.

Midday Pastor brought in the items to be mailed today. In it was a paycheck for me. I have not received a paycheck in four months. I agreed to not take a check while the church finances were tight.

God blessed me! He blessed me while I was down!

and then….He did it again!

When I got home there was mail from the States Taxation Department. Every year we receive one of these to tell us that they had taken it for child support arrears. The child they keep taking the money for is currently 27 years old!! We have been fighting this for a very long time.

I have prayed and prayed for this particular theft be paid back  7 fold, like the scripture promises. For the first time in many, many years we have lost our state taxes to another state.

Even in the depths of depression, He blesses me!

This morning in my vortex I read this devotional…a truth I firmly believe in for this year! I have felt this coming about for months. My husband and I and much or all of our church have done the necessary things corporately and individually that would cause this thing to occur. That is aside from the Grace of God itself.

It is a must read!    A New Things Ministries

 
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When Heavens Open

 


 
 

 
Yesterday in my prayer time, I kept ‘seeing’ something in my spirit.  Something I had never seen before.  It was only because I had a conversation with a friend earlier in the week that I knew what it was.  I believe it was a portal, an open window in the heavens.
 
I pondered this for several hours and waited until I was sure of what I was seeing and that I had seen it several times before I proceeded.  Once I was certain, I began to study the subject and was surprised at some of the truths of an open heaven.  Allow me to share some points with you today. 
 
  • It is an opening in the heavens that allows angels to come and go without demonic interference
  • They were put in place to allow things to be delivered here on earth, things that are invisible – you know, those things we are praying for and calling forth
  • Portals have seasons to open and be traveled
  • The prophetic, or a declaring is needed to initiate and accomplish what God is wanting to do while these ‘windows of heaven’ are open
  • They are places of release for blessings, prosperity, happiness and provision
  • Once things are released to God’s people through open heavens it is a sign of Gods approval and His covenant provision
  • It connects the earth to God’s storehouse or treasures in the heavenlies

 
Let me also give you some scriptures to study on this subject.  It was quite interesting. 
 
Deuteronomy 28:12
Acts 7:56
Malachi 3:11
Psalm 78:23
John 1:51
Ezek. 1:1
Luke 3:21
Acts 10:11
Revelations 4:1
Revelations 19:11
 
2 Chronicles tells us that God has closed the heavens but it also tells us how to live under an open heaven.  Humble ourselves, Pray, Seek His Face, Turn from our Wicked Ways and the heavens will once again be open over us. 
 
The more I studied, the more interested I was.  I believe that if we obey the word of God and do what is right in His sight, do things His way that we can daily live under an open heaven. 
 
I also believe that there are seasons and times (according to the word of God) where HE opens the heavens – gives us an open window or door into His storehouse and in those times we can go into the realm of the spirit through prayer and take what we need.  How does that work?
 
The Bible says that angels ascend and descend.  They literally take our words, that line up with the word of God and ascend to the storehouse of God and descend with the provision that word requires to manifest.  If you recall, it requires a prophetic declaration, and you are the prophet of your own life.
 
I know the Lord showed me an opening in the heavens on Monday – I don’t know how long it will remain open.  But I do know this, as it was open, I took your prayer request before the Lord and spiritually sent them up and requested a manifestation of your promises.  As I said yesterday, I will teach truth until all our readers are walking in the fullness of God’s promises.  And I will continue to take your request to the Lord.
 
I expect, fully expect to see some dramatic changes – I don’t think the heavens can be open without seeing changes – at least I can’t find one place in the Bible where the heavens opened and nothing happened.
 
As I said, I don’t know how long they will remain open but I am praying they remain open until we see the full manifestation of His covenant promises in our lives.
 
I know many of you are weary – but don’t stop believing.  God is hearing our prayers and we know if He hears us then we have what we say.  If you listen carefully, you can hear things shifting in the spirit – change is coming.  As sure as Spring is around the corner – change is upon us.  Don’t miss the timing of the Lord.  Tell Him today that you don’t want to miss one thing – you want to be right in the middle of all He is doing.  Then listen…I hear the sound…of an abundance of rain…coming from open heavens…don’t you hear it?
 
 

Kim Potter

 


 
 

 
Yesterday in my prayer time, I kept ‘seeing’ something in my spirit.  Something I had never seen before.  It was only because I had a conversation with a friend earlier in the week that I knew what it was.  I believe it was a portal, an open window in the heavens.
 
I pondered this for several hours and waited until I was sure of what I was seeing and that I had seen it several times before I proceeded.  Once I was certain, I began to study the subject and was surprised at some of the truths of an open heaven.  Allow me to share some points with you today. 
 
  • It is an opening in the heavens that allows angels to come and go without demonic interference
  • They were put in place to allow things to be delivered here on earth, things that are invisible – you know, those things we are praying for and calling forth
  • Portals have seasons to open and be traveled
  • The prophetic, or a declaring is needed to initiate and accomplish what God is wanting to do while these ‘windows of heaven’ are open
  • They are places of release for blessings, prosperity, happiness and provision
  • Once things are released to God’s people through open heavens it is a sign of Gods approval and His covenant provision
  • It connects the earth to God’s storehouse or treasures in the heavenlies

 
Let me also give you some scriptures to study on this subject.  It was quite interesting. 
 
Deuteronomy 28:12
Acts 7:56
Malachi 3:11
Psalm 78:23
John 1:51
Ezek. 1:1
Luke 3:21
Acts 10:11
Revelations 4:1
Revelations 19:11
 
2 Chronicles tells us that God has closed the heavens but it also tells us how to live under an open heaven.  Humble ourselves, Pray, Seek His Face, Turn from our Wicked Ways and the heavens will once again be open over us. 
 
The more I studied, the more interested I was.  I believe that if we obey the word of God and do what is right in His sight, do things His way that we can daily live under an open heaven. 
 
I also believe that there are seasons and times (according to the word of God) where HE opens the heavens – gives us an open window or door into His storehouse and in those times we can go into the realm of the spirit through prayer and take what we need.  How does that work?
 
The Bible says that angels ascend and descend.  They literally take our words, that line up with the word of God and ascend to the storehouse of God and descend with the provision that word requires to manifest.  If you recall, it requires a prophetic declaration, and you are the prophet of your own life.
 
I know the Lord showed me an opening in the heavens on Monday – I don’t know how long it will remain open.  But I do know this, as it was open, I took your prayer request before the Lord and spiritually sent them up and requested a manifestation of your promises.  As I said yesterday, I will teach truth until all our readers are walking in the fullness of God’s promises.  And I will continue to take your request to the Lord.
 
I expect, fully expect to see some dramatic changes – I don’t think the heavens can be open without seeing changes – at least I can’t find one place in the Bible where the heavens opened and nothing happened.
 
As I said, I don’t know how long they will remain open but I am praying they remain open until we see the full manifestation of His covenant promises in our lives.
 
I know many of you are weary – but don’t stop believing.  God is hearing our prayers and we know if He hears us then we have what we say.  If you listen carefully, you can hear things shifting in the spirit – change is coming.  As sure as Spring is around the corner – change is upon us.  Don’t miss the timing of the Lord.  Tell Him today that you don’t want to miss one thing – you want to be right in the middle of all He is doing.  Then listen…I hear the sound…of an abundance of rain…coming from open heavens…don’t you hear it?
 
 

Kim Potter

Teaching on Giving

Ranch Couple

Several months ago, I was praying about all the financial needs we get prayer requests for.  I ask God to reveal some things to me so that our readers would begin to walk in the abundance of God.  He instructed me to teach on giving and/or  tithing once a week.  I began to do that.  If that is offensive to you, I simply can’t apologize for obeying God.  God wants His people to walk in abundance and come out of lack – and I will continue to teach on these subjects until He tells me to stop.  It’s time we walk out of lack and we can only do that when we do things Gods way.  I pray you are learning to walk in what God has for your finacially – I am seeing increase in many of our partners lives and I praise God for that.  We will continue to stand with you until we see ALL our readers enjoying financial abundance.
 
 
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on what he sows.’  
Galatians 6:7 

 
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Gal. 6:6 Amplified 
 
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Think On These
 
 
   
 
 
 
If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
 
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
 
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

 
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God is awesome!! I am under an open heaven! He proved that He has this, all of this! Not that I was really not aware of it. However I can assure you all that I am vastly more aware of it right now than I was this morning. It proves my favorite quote!
God loves us right where we are, and too much to leave us there!
Blessings Everyone! Blessings like mine to you!

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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