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The Priesthood

“To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood and made us a Kingdom of Priests to His God and Father – to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5b-6. The desire of God for us after saving us is for us to be part and parcel of His Kingdom of Priests, some versions say He made us ‘kings and Priests’ and that is who we are! In Numbers 25:12-13, the Priesthood has attached to it a covenant of Peace which has within it – Life! Malachi 2:5a “My covenant was with him, one of life and peace…” This covenant is already in place in our lives as disciples but if we walk contrary to the conditions tied to the covenant, then we fall short of the blessings therein (life and peace). In these times, however, the Priesthood is riddled with unprintable compromises and lives that negate the Word of the Chief and High Priest Jesus Christ. A purging of the Priesthood has begun even as we prepare for the Rapture of the Saints: when Christ will appear in the clouds and …

A Prophetic Word for 2013: Return to Antioch - Jennifer LeClaire

I was taking a long drive from South Florida to Orlando, praying in the Spirit, and asking the Lord to reveal some prophetic direction for 2013. I must have prayed in the Spirit for two hours before I heard these three words: “Return to Antioch.” With a long, dark stretch of highway still in front of me, I could not readily dive into Scripture to seek understanding about what the Holy Spirit was trying to tell me. So I continued praying in the Spirit and meditating on those three words: “Return to Antioch.” When I opened my Bible to Acts 14, prophetic revelation for the body of Christ—particularly the leadership of the body of Christ—began to unfold: When Paul and Barnabas were serving together in the mission fields, they made a return visit to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch. With the return to Antioch, they had a clear mandate: to “strengthen the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God’” (Acts …

The Familiar Place

I have interacted with so many people that absolutely hate what they are doing, where they are and feel impotent to change the status quo because it is convenient and familiar. As children of God there are times God will challenge us to leave our familiar and comfortable zones, stop doing the usual things and move to other things and territories that look impossible and daunting. Why? Because He is done with us in that position! I can imagine the thoughts that raced through Lot’s mind when he was told to leave a land that he had become familiar and accustomed to. The Bible tells us in Genesis 19:15-22 that the Angels told him to run to the mountains because of the disaster that was about to befall the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Alas, what was Lot’s response? He pleaded to be allowed to run to a nearby small town as he felt he couldn't make it to the mountains on time. His idea was not only short-sighted but equally faithless. Humanly speaking, we would have forced him to go to …

Jerusalem or Bethlehem

The times we are in are not only distracting but quite deceptive. As children of God it takes a discerning and wise heart to navigate through the murky waters of this world. However, the Lord has placed abundant opportunities in our path but only the discerning and steadfast heart will locate it and be able to live in it. Thus,”Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk – not as unwise people but as wise – making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:15-17. There is emphasis on us in times like this to pay careful attention to everything that concerns us. We cannot afford to live thoughtlessly but aspire to know what the will of the Lord is and do it. What may seem good in our eyes may not necessarily be the will of the Lord for us. A lesson can be learned from the story of the three wise men (The Magi) in the nativity story found in Matthew 2:1-12. The Bible tells us that these wise men saw a star …