Archive for May, 2003

Message at the Rescue Mission

God is good, an ever present help in the time of need. “…and HE knoweth them that trust in HIM.” [Nahum 1:7b] God is for real! Tonight I want to say God is real!

You know the Bible even says that some of the things we see pass away. But God never passes away. HE is going to be here when it is all over with. HE is still going to be here. HE is going to be here in HIS glory! And I praise God for HIS goodness, for HIS blessings.

Father God in the Name of Jesus we praise YOU this day. We thank YOU for thy blessings.
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Word From the Holy Spirit, May 21, 2003

I would say unto thee, this World is living in pain, saith the Spirit of God. Man moves. He connects. He reaches out in areas that he does not understand. But I say pain is everywhere. Pain is part of this life that people live within.
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A Teaching from the Throne Room followed by a Prophetic Word, May 13, 2003

[The recording begins as Brother Freedom comes under an anointing as he is speaking of those in God’s will who are following]…the things of God, and they are no longer caring about the things of this World. They are here to be a BLESSING. They are here to receive from God. They are here to pray as God would pray through them, and they will take up the Cross, the Cross of Jesus, and bear the cares round about them with gladness, that the joy of the Lord shall be their strength.
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Saturday Breakfast in the School of the Spirit

…but you know, when you really start thinking about it, THAT is what God expects us to do when we are first saved: put off our “former conversation.” [See Ephesians 4:22] What was our “old man?” It was swearing. It was probably telling dirty stories. It was lying. It says, “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” [Colossians 3:9-10] We are members one to another. We are not to lie [to] our brother, our sister. We are to have a wholesome attitude. And this is getting to where it is NOT taught!

When we come to the Lord we say, “Well, you know, God’s going to….” We need to deal with these things! You know, our lusts, our pride and things that cause us to fret. The Bible says, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, …” [Psalms 37:1] And we are NOT to fret! We are to “…give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” [Hebrews 2:1]

And when we read the Word of God, the teachings of Jesus, HE told us that we are not to have any dis-belief in God. So much does God clothe the sparrow, will HE not take care of you, oh ye of little faith? And HE says whatsoever more of this is sin. So God wants us to rely totally on HIM, that I don’t even have to pray [concerning myself]. I don’t even have to pray! I have got belief in God. In Romans 15:13 it says, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” [Romans 15:13]

Hope is in God! There is no way that we can get it by mustering any other way.

God is really wonderful! And I feel that we really need to zero in on these passages of scripture, that we can read and absorb for ourselves.

You know I was thinking last night, and I will share this, that I have a formula that I try to live by. Probably no one but me does it. But when I get up and I’m not even where I should be in prayer. I pray.

I generally say, “Good morning Lord” and [so forth]. But I am not REALLY where I should be to pray. So if I will quote the Scripture for about an hour or two hours, without stopping, it gets an atmosphere that I can pray. And when you pray and you PRAISE God things just happen.

I think there is no substitute for the Word [the Scripture]. BUT, God has spoken to me here lately that even in the Word the Spirit brings forth life. The letter [of the Word] killeth! “…for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” [2nd Corinthians 3:6b] So “the letter of the Word” can bring us down, even as good as it is. We NEED the energizing [of the Spirit of God to vitalize the Word].

It is just like diesel fuel and air. Unless they are mixed together thoroughly in the right way an engine won’t run. But when they are measured out exactly, properly, according to the governor that operates the engine, it does what it is supposed to do. So many centimeters of fuel in there with such a volume of air causes it to fire. And that is the way we are! OOOH! GLORY TO GOD!

It says, take heed! “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against THEE.” [Psalm 119:11] The Word of God is powerful. The Bible says, “…the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” [Hebrews 4:12] And it can divide asunder all the things that are crooked, the things that bring us down.

The Word of God is able to do this! BUT we need the ministration of the Spirit WITH it! We need to get them to harness up together. You talk about harnessing atomic power. Well, we have a power here. “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh *IN US*,” [Ephesians 3:20] Within US!!!

There is a power that is *IN* *US* that is beyond any measure of the atomic bomb, because we can move mountains! You can move mountains!! We can move mountains. There is NO limitation what a man of God, really, through faith can do!

There is going to be some things that is going to shock the World, when it is over with, that men have done through prayer! No one knew it. And God also lets me believe, because it is in the Word: When you go to pray in the closet, where no one knows, God will reward you openly! [See Matthew 6:6]

It [the Bible] says not to pray to be seen. It says if we do so we are going to have our reward right then. [See Matthew 6:5] There is some of these things we don’t want. We don’t want any attention to US! And the more we get this way, and give it to God, the more powerfully God works within us.

Why most people are so limited in their work schedule is because they are only giving God a little bit. And they take credit for all the rest of it! And God says, “Hey, you are an old hard head! You are a big shot!”

God wants us to dissolve ourselves that HE is everything. And I believe it! “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye might ABOUND in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” [Romans 15:13] That is what the Word says.

And also it says, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy…” [Jude 1:24] Isn’t that glorious!

That is what God wants to do! We can’t do it by ourselves. What we need [is] the togetherness [of the Word and the Spirit]. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” [1st Corinthians 2:14]

The Spiritual man, I’m sorry to say this, but there is too much competition [in the Church]. And that is what God is really against. There should be no competition one to another. We should prefer our brother before ourselves. “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” [Galatians 6:1] “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” [Galatians 6:2]

We need to have a humility experience with God. And that is why we are not getting it, because we are too prideful.

Men, we are prideful. That is why women do better [in the church], because they are not so prideful. Men are just pride, pride, pride. It is IN us! And the only way it can be broken is going back. We put OFF the former things. [Ephesians 4:22]

Pride will bring me down! I have to have humility or I am not going any place! And that is what God wants: to break us. We are like a colt. God wants to break us. Oh hallelujah!

Talk about those donkeys [in Wales]. {We had been talking about the donkeys in the mines in Wales in 1906. When the revival broke out, so many miners were converted that the miners returned to the mines with no curse words. The donkeys were so used to hearing bad words for commands that production slowed way down until the donkeys could learn the new pure language of the saved miners!}

God wants us to only hear one voice. “My sheep hear MY voice. They come at MY call. And a stranger they do not know.” [Freedom’s paraphrase of John 10:1-5] “The enemy comes to kill, destroy and to steal. But I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” [Paraphrase of John 10:10 “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power…” [John 1:11-12a]

God is offering us POWER beyond Cummings [a diesel engine brand], beyond Caterpillar, beyond any power of this World. God has offered us power in our lives. It is available.

Shame on me for not being where I should be. There is a table that is OPEN that is spread to us while we are living, right now! It is a spiritual table. But people are not receiving it!

And there was a message given the other day that people are coming back from the table. God won’t go our way! We have to go God’s way! It is God’s way, not our way!

And that is what the pastors have done. I love you” (Freedom directs the “I love you” to a pastor sitting with us at the breakfast table), but I am saying that is what the pastors have done. They have made it THEIR choices. But God wants to have HIS choice! [God says,] “Pastor you are mine now! And I will lead you, and you are going to have great and mighty miracles!”

But the pastor says, “No, no, I’m going to go my way.”

God says, “Well, you won’t have any miracles. You’ll just do it in your own hard head!”

I think the other day God called them “Doctor Rub-board” [in a prophetic message]. {A rub-board is an odd musical instrument worn on the chest that makes a grating noise when stroked. The rub-board is also an old means of washing clothes.}

God wants to bless HIS people. And I tell people this and they won’t even listen. God wants to bless them! But there is a way that you get blessed. The only way to do it is to take the Word and follow it.

Most people, now days, won’t listen to anybody if they are over 25 years old! The young ones will not listen.