Food for thought  25th January 2010


Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Marcia Wieder


The Lord is saying. Everything seems too much for you, for one reason and one reason only are trying to cope in your own strength. Start walking with me and see the power that you will deal with those things that seem so daunting at the moment. My yoke is easy and my burden light. Take it upon yourself to walk with me and your burden will be shared with the One who hung the stars in space and holds all things together by the power of His word..

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Adventures in India

....Thursday 10th December 09

The only two photo's I have of this night didn't turn out, which is a pity because it was so different to anything we had experienced on this trip or anything most of us had ever done. We were picked up at 11 at night, the time the people who slept on the streets would be settling down, to sleep on the hard pavements of Tenali. This was their winter and although it seemed warm to us from England, it was chilly to them. Brother Raju had bought blankets for the people. Each blanket cost about £2. We went armed with about 50.

Sabu, our driver drove us, Brother Raju, Enoch and his brother a short distance to the area that the people slept next to the road on the bridge. We all got out and started to walk down the road to give each person a new blanket. Some were fast asleep so Brother Raju woke them to tell them they had a new blanket so no one would steal it from them. I didn't know this on the other side of the road and would just lay the blanket over the people, whilst they slept. Gudrun laid one on a man and he shot up thinking someone was stealing from him. I got out the way quick because I thought he was going to lash out and hit us!!!! Then it slowly dawned on him that she meant no harm. Goodness only knows what he must have thought when he saw Gudrun's shining blonde hair. (Never seen in Tenali) He probably thought he'd died and gone to heaven......!!!!!.

As Anita wrote "There were husbands and wives together. It made us all feel really sad." We moved up the road to where there were people in shop doorways. The worse thing of all was that we did not have enough blankets for everyone. We would have loved to give them all one. The people who got a blanket were so grateful and would put their hands together up to their face and be vigorously bowing their heads in their customary way of saying "Thank you".

The worse part of it for me was some would be pointing to their mouths in a bid to show how hungry they were. I had almost brought some bread out with me from the hotel room. I kept regretting not bringing it. However, Brother Raju in his wisdom told me I would have had a riot on my hands because they would have been fighting for the small bit of food I had brought. The problem was so much larger than I could have dealt with. Even so I wish I had taken it.... if God can take a small boys lunch and feed the five thousand..... who's to know what he could have done that night!!

We all came away so sad that night wanting to do more. We all felt so strong and wide awake as though we could have gone on all night if only we had the resources!!!


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An excerpt from Rick Joyner's word of the week

Prepared for the Times, Part 3

Week 3, 2010

Think about this: Could I describe a voice to you and you recognize it with much confidence? I would have a hard time putting into words what my wife’s voice sounds like, except using some generalizations. I doubt anyone who has never heard her voice could recognize it this way. However, if she were in a large crowd of people who were all talking, I would know immediately which voice was hers. How? Because I have been with her for so long. Likewise, I think the only way we can really know the voice of the Lord is to have been with Him.

There are really only two ways by which we recognize others—by their face or by voice. How many people could you recognize by their hands or feet, unless there was some outstanding feature? Again, we recognize others by their face or voice. The Word of God compels us to seek the Lord’s face and to know His voice.

I have read the Bible many times and have studied in depth how the Lord has spoken to people. However, that is not how I know the voice of the Lord. I do not know it because of an audible tone like I do my wife’s, but I know it by a spiritual tone, which is likewise unique in the universe. However, as the Scriptures teach, there are many different voices in the universe, which are all unique. So how do we distinguish His? Again, we must know Him.

The Lord could obviously make His voice so outstanding that there is no way others could come close to duplicating it. Therefore, we would always be able to distinguish His voice from others, but He has not done this for our sakes. To know the spiritual tone of the Lord’s voice, we must know His heart and His mind—we must know Him. This is something we grow up into as we grow up into Him. Those who are not true disciples, who are not true seekers, will not be able to distinguish His voice.

This is also why the Lord did not say that the lambs knew His voice, but that His sheep did. The lambs, the younger ones, need to follow the more mature ones until they too know His voice so well that they can distinguish it from all others.

I once read an account by a man who was sitting on a hill in the Middle East. He saw three shepherds coming from different directions, bringing their flocks to a watering hole all at the same time. The man thought he was about to see such a mingling of these three flocks that the shepherds would never be able to get them all sorted out. Sure enough, when they arrived at the water all of the flocks intermingled so that no flock could then be distinguished. However, the shepherds did not seem concerned but just stood talking to each other. After the sheep had all been watered, each shepherd took a different path and started singing as he walked. There was a great convulsion within the large massed flock, but then little streams started out after each shepherd until all of the flocks were separated again. Every sheep knew its shepherd’s voice and could distinguish it from all of the others. Why? Because they had been with him for so long, hearing him sing in the pastures. That is how we must know the voice of the Lord and be able to distinguish it from all of the other voices in the world. There is no substitute for just being with Him.

Our devotion this year will be to sink our roots deeper into the Scriptures, loving His truth enough to seek it. We will also seek to know His voice better by getting closer to Him. If we stay focused on this pursuit, this will be one of the best and most important years of our lives. In the times to come, our lives will likely depend on how well we have pursued these basic disciplines as true disciples.

Inspirational Moments
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The Word of the Lord Ministries Int'l

Katey Moreland



Snow Plow

One winter morning at breakfast a couple was listening to the radio. They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8-10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through." The wife went out and moved her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10-12 inches of snow today, you will need to move your car to the odd-numbered side of the street so the snowplow can get through." So the wife went out and moved her car again.

The next week, while they were eating breakfast, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 12-14 inches of snow today and you must park..." Then the power went off! The wife was very upset. With a worried look on her face she said, "Honey, I don't know what to do. Which side of the street am I supposed to park on?"

With the love and understanding in his voice, her husband said, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time?




Written Agreement on the covenantal promises for our children ......

.Notes concerning the promises

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God's word to be spoken orally three times a day. Then once a day as preventative measure. If symptoms worsen - double the dose. Note:- There are no harmful side effects.


Joseph Prince

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