Monday, January 21, 2013

“Stop putting mouth on me”


The word voice is defined as the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc.

Now even though our dictionaries give us an understanding of the word voice as being an utterance or sound recognized audibly via our hearing. However, to the contrary it is my intent to provide you with not only biblical proof but also biblical insight of voices that are being uttered consistently that we cannot hear physically but nevertheless they are very much real and impacting; to the extent our lives are being influenced and shaped by them.

If someone were to place you in a sound proof room with absolutely no noise, where the silence became almost deafening, I am certain you’ll conclude that there were no sounds or voices in that room. But what if I were to tell you that there were voices in that room but naturally you could not hear them but in any event they were speaking to you and influencing you to do many of the things that you would naturally do?

During, many of my teaching engagements I would demonstrate the above point by asking everyone in the room to remain silent. Then I would ask, “Do you hear any voices?” Of course the usual response would be, no! Then I would advise them to continue their silence, while I in turn would produce a radio, turn it on and the voices would sound from the radio. The reality is the voices that the radio was generating were not originated from the radio itself. Instead the radio was just a device used in retrieving the many “silent voices” that surrounds us daily that cannot be heard but these voices are second by second influencing our behavior, decisions and patterns of the way we live.

Thus, bringing me to today’s teaching entitled “Stop putting mouth on me”. The above topic is considered a local colloquial or slang, which simply means to stop speaking bad things over one’s life that will eventually have an adverse outcome on that person’s life. Although simple in meaning, this colloquial is by far the most successful tool in changing the course of a person’s God intended destiny.

The revelations that we are about to embark upon today concerning this topic will force you to really consider the words that leave our mouths. Nevertheless, due to its effectiveness, Satan uses it to his advantage by influencing leaders to foolishly or intentionally change the course of the lives that are entrusted to them. The first revelation that we will unearth is found in Genesis 4, where Cain killed his brother Able. In verses 9-10 God asked Cain, where was his brother Able, which Cain replied, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” God then asked Cain, “What has thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground”. Now let’s review this scripture carefully, Able is dead at this point, so how is it that even after his death he still has a voice in the earth?

Let us look at another biblical account of this mystery. In Genesis 9 it is recorded that after the flood in the days of Noah, Noah got drunk and was naked in his tent. It is further recorded that Noah’s son Ham saw the nakedness of his Father and told his brothers. The other brothers took a piece of garment walked backward into their Father’s tent and covered him. When Noah awoke from his wine and discovered what his son had done, verses 25 of Genesis 9 said that Noah cursed his grandson Canaan, who was Ham’s son. Interestingly enough, even after Noah’s death, Canaan who was the patriarch or the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites that all once ruled the Promised Land, eventually became servants to the decedents of Ham’s brothers just like Noah said when he cursed Canaan their great grandfather. Question! How is it that Noah who had been dead and gone, his voice still rules and influences the decedents of Canaan to the extent that his words has made them slaves to another?

In Genesis 49:1-4, scripture records how Jacob was about to die, he summons his sons together to tell them what would take place in their future. He began by speaking over the life of his first son Ruben. The following is what he had to say, “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength, the child of my vigorous youth. You are first in rank and first in power”. “Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch”. Question! Why would Ruben’s Father begin blessing his son only to turn around and pronounce a curse on him? If we go back In history according to Genesis 35:22, it is said that Ruben had sex with his Father’s concubine and it was because of this his Father cursed his destiny.

Here is where it becomes interesting; in all biblical accounts the revelation here is that, the words of a leader influences whomever those words are spoken in favor of or against. Secondly, in order for those words to be broken it must be done by one of a higher authority. As proof of this in Genesis 33 when Moses began to bless the children of Israel, Moses realized the curse upon Ruben’s life and literally broke the power of those words spoken by his Father Jacob, which placed limitations on his life for so many years. Moses said, “Let Ruben live, and not die, and let not his men be few”. Genesis 33:7

Based on the principles that we’ve unfolded thus far that governs this mystery why not ask yourself the question, who’s words are guaranteeing me failure and defeat? What did your Mother or Father unfailingly said to you that’s silently speaking to you every day and influencing the defeat, depression and limitation in your life?

Statements such as, “you’ll end up in prison just like your no good daddy”, “you’ll never succeed just like your good for nothing mother”, “Nothing good will ever come out of you”, “You’re so stupid, dumb, foolish, retarded, backward etc.”. My friends believe it or not it was these words and many more like them spoken over you by your Father, Mother, Grand Father, Grand Mother, Aunt, Uncle or whoever was in authority over you, THAT WERE LITERALLY RE-ROUTING YOUR GOD INTENDED DESTINY TO A LIFE OF MISERY AND REPETITIOUS GUARANTEED FAILURE! Whether these people are dead or alive their words which are in fact their voices has shackled you and held you hostage to a life of defeat, failure, and limitations.

So many parents are indirectly responsible for their children’s failed marriages, lack of ambition, serving prison time, failed relationships, mental instability and so much more, due to these parents knowingly or unknowingly "putting mouth on their children". In reality these parents are indirectly responsible for the negative impact on the socioeconomic conditions of any country, how you may ask? well, due to these parents being the primary teachers and care givers speaking evil over their children who eventually became adults governed and influenced by the evil debilitating words Mommy and Daddy said over them.

My friend if this article resonates with you, do not be discourage there is a way to destroy those voices. Like the biblical account of Ruben it took one of higher or greater authority (Moses) to break the curse in order to destroy those voices. Well Jesus Christ is that higher authority, who is willing and able to destroy the years of verbal defeat that has covertly ruled your life. I want to join you in prayer right now asking God to please release you from these evil voices that have held you down and deprived you from a more advanced and fulfilling life.

God we pray that you destroy by fire every demon that has superimposed these evil voices and that the one reading and agreeing with this prayer not only find freedom in you but to be permanently freed from the bondage these voices have caused in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!



Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED BY LAWS, NOT PEOPLE!

I can not emphasize enough throughout my teachings, how everything, every place and everyone is governed, ruled, controlled or influenced by laws. In fact the entire earth is controlled and influenced by laws.

Every action, reaction, performance, behavior etc are all as a result of laws. The reality is, the behavior of anyone or anything gives clear evidence of the laws that's influencing them.

Firstly, what are laws? Well, laws are written or verbal commands, rules or principles set by some form of authority that dictates or influences a certain course of action or behavior of a person place or thing.

For example the law of gravity states that whatever goes up must come down; the law of reciprocal dictates that whatever goes around comes right back around. Now, whenever we participate or activate these laws, be it knowing or unknowingly to us, then whatever the end result of that particular law dictates, we automatically become participants of it.

Meaning, if you decide right now to jump up, the law of gravity that is already keeping you in place, will automatically force you back in position. So, as you can see once a law is activated, our opinions, feelings and what we think can not change what the law was designed and intended to do.

I want to minister specifically to someone this morning. You are just sick and tired of doing good for others or just simply being a door mat for others, especially family members, friend and those that you hold very dear to you, only to discover and at the end of the day your good is challenged by ungratefulness, complaints and murmuring by those you go out of your way to assist.

My friend, read very carefully what I am about to say to you next because it is God speaking directly to your spirit in an effort to re-new your mind in this very important area of your life.

THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE ASSISTING AND DOING GOOD FOR, ARE NOT THE ONES CHALLENGING YOU, INSTEAD YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED BY THE LAW CONCERNING THIS MATTER THAT REQUIRED HUMAN ACTIVATION AND PARTICIPATION TO PRODUCE THE RESULTS YOU ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING!

Scripture says the following concerning this, “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me” Romans 7:21. In other word my friend, the law was activated that every moment you decided to do that which was good. As a result evil now has the legal right according to the law, to challenge the good that you are about to do or have done. It is the same as attempting to read the bible, because it’s a good thing, what usually happens? You become sleepy, irate, bored or decide to do something else. Again, you are being challenged by a law! Not people, an environment or a thing.

Therefore, in order to challenge this law when doing good, you need a greater law, and the law that supersedes this law states the following, “Death and life is in the power of the tongue and they that love it (the death or life that is spoken) shall eat the fruit of their words (or become participants of what they have said)” Proverbs 18:21.

So, my words of wisdom to you this morning, whenever you set out to do good, begin your counter attack against the evil that will come by speaking life over the person, place or thing you’re about to execute that good upon. Say out loud or to yourself, “Lord as I am about to bless “so and so” with this money or whatever, create in them a grateful heart and an appreciative spirit, remove all negativity, complaining and murmuring from their spirit and mind and enable them to do likewise for others in JESUS NAME. AMEN!

AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED BY LAWS, NOT PEOPLE!



Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Imagination! Is it working for me or against me?

Whatever thoughts were bombarding your mind first thing this morning, were the thoughts that was attempting to create the blue print for your day.
For example, if you woke up this morning filled with thoughts of happiness, then more than likely you were being programmed to have a happy day. Of course the opposite is also true.

The understanding I am trying to convey to you is, our thoughts create the vision or images of what we will do next or in the future. Like I said earlier it is literally the blue print for our lives. Therefore, a person’s behavior is as a result of a pattern of thoughts, which when broken down are patterns of images, pictures/vision that is guiding him throughout the course of his life.

I said all of that so that it would be easier for you to digest the biblical principles I am about to share with you, so that you can apply them for your advantage and manage the blue prints for your day to be a benefit to you.

Scripture which is biblical law says the following to us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18. The word vision here is defined as a sequence of images or pictures in one’s mind. The word perish means to; die, to be destroyed or to expire.

With the above understanding in mind, this law is saying to us that without the mental images that bombard our minds we do not have a plan to go about our lives. In fact the minute those images/vision or pattern of thoughts cease we become immobile, directionless or moving about aimlessly with zero progress and eventually die.

Simply put, vision causes us to mentally see the beach before we get there, vision causes us to mentally see success before  we ever arrive there, vision also causes us to mentally experience failure, defeat or depression prior to the reality of it actually happening. So, this indicates that we have the power through our minds to construct our days mentally to benefit us or not benefit us. If you claim that someone messed up your day, then what you are really saying is that you allowed someone to alter the blue print you desired for that day.

Now, let me give you the second biblical principle that will show you how to manage your thoughts/vision/images, which will ultimately give you better days and a better life.
Let us analyze the following scripture in an effort to extract this powerful revelation. “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

Wow! Isn’t this interesting? The principle here is, we must make a conscious effort to cast down (to literally throw down or toss aside) all negative images/visions/thoughts and anything that is or gives the appearance of being above the knowledge or wisdom of God. It goes on to say that we must not only throw it out of our minds but to bring it into captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ. The word captivity means to restrain, confine or to imprison something or someone.

Based on the instructions that we must cast down negative images/vision/thoughts and to simultaneously imprison or restrain these thoughts. Then it is fair to say, that to not do so, then these negative thoughts/vision/images are roaming about illegally in our minds. These illegal thoughts/vision/images now simultaneously become the seeds that will result in negative days and by extension a negative unhappy life.

Question! Who or what environment you’ve allowed to alter your blue print? Who or what have you unknowingly allowed to pollute your once positive mind? Well, who or whatever it is I strongly suggest you re-visit the principles I have mentioned with a view of making some correction and alterations to the administrator of your being, which is your mind.

Heavenly Father, Let every pattern, and sequence of evil negative thoughts, images and vision of these readers be destroyed by you in the name of Jesus Christ! Father God, let every blue print in their minds that is not of you, let it be dismantled indefinitely and replaced by your original blue print for their lives. Lord let there be a complete separation between them and that person/s or environment that has been feeding their minds with things that has exalted itself above the knowledge of you and we bring it all under the captivity of the obedience of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com


Monday, January 7, 2013

The curse of backwardness


Every human being primary and secondary purpose is to serve God and his kingdom and to increase, develop and mature as he progresses throughout his earthly existence. This is so because man's destiny is always ahead of him and it will always be as a result of his consistent  forward progress that will take him to his God intended destiny.

In fact if you were to observe carefully, just about everything in nature has a beginning and it will continue to mature or grow until it arrived at its end or destiny. Therefore everything that was made by God with the purpose to grow, progress or increase and it’s not achieving that purpose; I can guarantee you its experiencing some form of frustration.

Today I want to enlighten you concerning the curse of backwardness. Now, most of you reading this right now are probably lost as to what is this curse of backwardness and does such a curse really exist? Well, the curse of backwardness is the inability of a person to mature, develop, progress, go forward and increase as designed by God for them to do.

Now, in order to understand a curse one must have knowledge of a blessing simply because a curse is just the opposite of a blessing. According to scripture a blessing which is spiritual (non-tangible) empowers one to physically achieve what one could not have achieved under normal circumstances. The evidence of this is found in Genesis 1:28, which says the following, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.

So as you would have read in order for one to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue and have dominion over anything, his creator must invoke a blessing upon him. Well, the opposite is also true, when one is cursed, again which is also spiritual, that person can not be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue or have dominion over anything. Therefore, lacking the ability to perform these functions he now exists in a backward or reverse state.

Millions of people the world over are under this curse and are not aware of it; in reality most of them have accepted it as a normal way of life. For example at age 40 you have no children, never been married, own no real estate, your dress code resemble something dug up from the 1960’s. You have no desire to advance or educate yourself, no motivation, and no goals. Operating or learning modern day technology for you is equivalent to having a root canal done. If you do own a car it’s probably something Noah used when he came off the Ark. All of the above my friend are clear signs that you are under a curse of backwardness.

Let us go a little deeper, the curse of backwardness has two main objectives and they are:


  • To set up strongholds in its victim’s mind, so that the victim would repeat failure and backward behavior that appears normal to them.

  • To spiritually bind or cage its victim’s spirit, which will automatically prevent the victim from ever maturing, developing, increasing or progressing physically?

Folks I am fully aware that this all sounds far fetch to you but the reality of this is portrayed in our society everyday. Just for a second, think about that young man or woman who is far younger than you are consistently begging for money and disgracefully dressed, walking aimlessly on the streets. Think about that person that sits home all day with zero ambition and refuses to work. What about that wife who refuses to clean and cook for her family but is quite comfortable living in an untidy environment and sees absolutely nothing wrong with such behavior? What about that person who is highly educated but settles for mediocre jobs? Procrastination and laziness literally subdues this person  Again, all of the above are signs that something is terribly wrong.

For the most part the evidence of this curse is revealed in our dreams. For example are you having dreams about yourself being in primary school, high school, or dreams of always being in your childhood home particularly your Father's or mother's house maybe even your grand parents house? What about dreaming of yourself always being on a former job or a placed that you once lived such as an Island, country, state etc. These are all symbols in your dreams indicating backwardness. Meaning, your former jobs, schools, childhood home etc are places that you have already completed throughout the course of your life. So if you're having these dreams then the dream is indicating that you're going backwards, always starting over, never making any real progress.

As usual let us look for revelation in the scriptures to unlock this very common mystery. In the book of Ecclesiastes 5 some very interesting comments are made by King Solomon in regards to this curse of backwardness. In verse 16 of the said chapter Solomon said the following, “And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath labored for the wind?” in order to get the full understanding of this scripture, we must understand the phrase “a sore evil” a sore evil literally means a curse, so in essence King Solomon is saying it is a curse for a man to enter this world and achieved nothing within his life time, he then asks the question, what does he have to show after working so hard for absolutely nothing?

The truth is we will all leave this world taking nothing with us, but the real question is what did we accomplished, what did we achieve, whose life, environment or world did we impact? Secondly, what prevented us from achieving, where did it all began, especially when you consider the fact that we were not in prison, chained, anchored or restrained in any way that would have been understandable for our non-progress, and non-development and immaturity.

I don’t know who you are that’s reading this article, what I do know, is that it is not by chance or accident but God has led you here to open your eyes to the understanding that you are currently and have been for sometime now under this evil curse of backwardness. My friend It is impossible to propel forward accompanied with this curse that has setup a stronghold in your mind meaning it has and will continue to influence you to think in a defeated backward pattern. The evidence of this will display in your everyday behavior via you not progressing.

The curse of backwardness operates on the law that says, “So a man thinks in his heart so he becomes” Proverbs 23:7. The heart in this text symbolizes your mind, so who or whatever controls or influences your mind literally controls you and has made you a prisoner to the curse of backwardness. In fact Ecclesiastes 5:17 (NIV version) clearly states what this cursed individual life will be like, “Moreover, all his days he eats in darkness in much vexation and sickness and anger”

There was a cartoon character that aired on television years ago by the name of GI Joe, his most noted words were, “KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE”. My point here is, now that you know it is now time to fulfill the second half of the battle and that is to DO SOMETHING NOW!


Begin by confessing to God that you are under this curse of backwardness. Then remind God of his word that says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” Galatians 3:13.

Tell the lord you are tired of living a life of defeat, and backwardness. In fact, I want to come in agreement with you this very moment, while we ask God together to break every stronghold, chain, cord and anything spiritually and physically that is remotely associated with this curse of backwardness.

I am agreeing with you my friend as we ask God together to renew your mind so that you can now decipher the things of God, think clearly and begin progressing in life according to Romans 12:2. Finally we agree that this day will be the last day this curse of backwardness will ever have any hold on you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen!



Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

 

Is that who they really are?

"YOUR" Problems are clear indicators in determining how you think and process what your five senses gather or observe. 

This fact is worthy to note and severely important to consider because what your senses observe and your way of processing it or your way of thinking can erroneously conclude something as a problem when it could very well be an opportunity.

At the end of the day, the error did not initiate in our senses, because they are doing the job God intended them to do, such as eyes for sight, ears for hearing, nose for smelling etc.

Instead the source of our conclusions will always be, how we were trained to think. You see my friend, whatever you do consistently, you are in fact training yourself to think that way. Therefore, that (rehearsed) way of thinking becomes right to you! 

What is even more interesting, the human being is wired in such a way that whatever they have labeled as correct or incorrect to themselves, they automatically justify and defend it, in spite of how it may appear to the majority.

Where am I headed with this you may ask? Well, ask yourself the question, What have I been labeling and agreeing to, as right all these years, when the reality of the matter is and always was and will be, that it was wrong???? Who or what was the source of your influence that erroneously enabled you to label what was clearly wrong as right? 

Well more than likely it was someone or something that you honored and respect or spent a considerable amount of time with, that according to the biblical laws concerning human behavior, has automatically influence your beliefs and behavior by altering the way you think. Which will always manifest its conclusions in your actions

One of the Biblical laws in support of this crucial point states the following, "He that walketh with wise men shall be wise" Proverbs 13:20. Suggesting that we don't have to sit and take note or record everything they are doing. Instead according to this principle we automatically glean from them which conditions the way we think. Simply put if they're wise we'll become wise and if they're foolish we'll become foolish.

The second biblical law states, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" Proverbs 23:7. I find this to be yet so simple in words but very powerful and realistic as it relates to everyday living. I am led to believe that a person's consistent actions is not an act, it's not an attempt to annoy you, it's not an attempt to impress you, their not under a spell. Instead it is clear evidence of how they think and what they really believe and subscribe to.

God wants me to tell someone this wonderful day, that you must make great effort and discontinue in allowing the consistent behavior of others to upset and disappoint or annoy you. For these folks are knowing or unknowingly displaying who they really are and the way that they have programmed themselves to think. So the reality is, they see nothing wrong with what they are doing, because to themselves what they are doing is right!

The truth is, be it your Dad, Mom, Husband, Wife,children, Pastor, Boss, Supervisor that is constantly hurting you, disappointing you belittling you etc. for the most part they see nothing wrong with what they are doing. Due to the fact that they have done it for so long, that it has now, not only become their pattern of thinking, but in their minds it's the correct way.

God said to tell you, let this be the year where you change your strategy by shifting your prayer from against that person and instead begin praying against the spirits and things that has influence that person/s to think and behave the way that they do. If you continue to tolerate, play the victim role or condone such behavior it will only be a matter of time before you become the very thing you hate, that's being done to you.

It is said that insanity is doing the same thing, the same way all the time and expecting a different result........... Well you have just been given the antidote to insanity my friend!







Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Friday, January 4, 2013

The law of common denominator!

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and "LOT" his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; Genesis 12:1,5. 

 Is this not the story of our lives? God specifically asked that you leave a certain place or person but for some reason you see the need to bring these same folks along with you, who were the main reason as to why he'd asked you to leave in the first place. 

 Indulge me for a few minutes as I present you the law of "common denominator" every time you're in trouble it's because of person x, every time you're broke its because of person x, every time you're feeling miserable and confused it's because of person x, no gas in the car, person x, no food in the house, person x, no money in the bank, person x. Better yet why is it that when ever you discuss the future concerning person x you use the word "WE" but when person x speak of future events they use the word "I". Can't you see how much your life has digress since person x has been factored into your life? 

Well my friend the law of common denominator suggests that whenever the same thing or person pops up every time hell breaks loose, then identifying the problem becomes quite easy. In this case, it's clear that it's person x......... The grim reality my friend, is that some folks are anointed by Satan to prevent you from progressing, they are gifted in making sure that you do not make progress and hinder and delay you at every point in your life. STOP! Making excuses and sever the root of what you very well know to be your problem, the few tears you will shed now, will be nothing compared to the heartaches that's awaiting you in the future if you continue to tag along with person x! 

The story of Lot and Abraham is a perfect story as to what the end result would be when you pollute your destiny with what you should have left behind. lot caused Abraham to become involved with unnecessary matters that he should have never become involved with. The bottom line, person x is damaged and tainted goods, that possess the seeds of unhappiness. If you don't believe me then take a look at their lives, it is littered with destruction, confusion and a consistent pace of going absolutely no where. 

 I don't know who you are this morning, but you have overstayed your time with someone or something you should have tossed a long time ago. As a result of your delay it's making you bitter, miserable, angry and most of all frustrated, not to mention your precious time that you can not re-gain. The real danger my friend is that if you do not heed to this advice now, you will never be able to recognize God's intended place or person for you because you'll be to busy beating them with what person x did to you in the past.......... 

 Many of you reading this note right now, have God's choice for your life even as I declare this word to you, right now but again, because you refuse to release what has happened in the past or you've released too late, bitterness and anger has superseded your ability to recognize and appreciate what is presently good in your life. 

 Ask God right now to release your mind, spirit and soul from the curse of the law of "COMMON DENOMINATOR". 

 It is my prayer that God will not only heal your heart, but spiritually open your eyes that you many see clearly physically and spiritually and that the obstacles that the enemy has set on your path of destiny be consumed by the fire of God Almighty. 

 Father I pray you release those that desire to be released, from the choke hold of Satan now, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen! 


Written by: Minister Kevin L A Ewing 
kevinewing@coralwave.com 
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Benchmark!


Companies such as Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Rolex, Tiffany’s, Gucci, and the like, all have a certain standard as it relates to the quality of their products, goods and services.

In reality, even though these companies manufacture and produce different goods and services. It will always be the quality of their goods and services that will, not only be a reflection of their name but more importantly set the standard in their particular industry.

Standards in any company or organization are set by its leaders and these leaders whomever they maybe do this by establishing a point of reference to test the quality of what ever it is that they are offering to their consumers. This is known in the world of business and manufacturing as “benchmarks”.

A benchmark is defined as any standard or reference by which others can be measured or judged by, also a criterion by which to measure something. It can also be considered a point of reference to test (something) in order to develop or establish a standard. Folks, I really want you to allow the definition of this word benchmark to soak into your minds. Reason being where we are about to venture into with this article most religious folks turn a blind eye to.

We have now touched down into the year 2013. I am sure most of you would agree that 2012 was probably an even more challenging year than 2011. Putting all of that aside let us review some things that has been prophesied by the many Pastors, Bishops, Prophets etc at the beginning of 2012, because the decrees and declarations that they have made has now become the benchmark to the reality of what actually took place. Meaning, the prophetic words, slogans, rhymes, clich├ęs and the like that has been rehearsed into our hearing. Prophetic words such as, “2012 will be the year the saints’ rule”, “Kingdom rule” “There is a shift”, “The year of restoration” “The year of release”, “Ending strong”, “Millionaire and billionaire anointing” and finally the illustrious “12.12.12”.

Now, here come reality and where most of you would probably be challenged at this point and that is, how much if any that has been declared over you, actually materialized? Did any of it become tangible for you? For example, did your finances turn around? Was your marriage restored? Was the foreclosure cancelled on your home?  I am sure if Gucci sold you a watch accompanied with a claim that it was water proof, however the minute some water splashed on it and the watch stopped working, you would be front and center at that establishment for Gucci to not only provide an explanation for what is clearly a false claim but you would probably consider not purchasing another watch from them again, right!

Well this is where the confusion sets in for me. How is it that year after year, conference after conference, prophetic word after prophetic word and you are still at the same place and position as you were the year before and more than likely you’re in a worse state? What is even more perplexing is the fact that after every prophetic word, conference etc they are all accompanied with the Lord saying to the “Prophet, “whatever situation you’re faced with right now the Lord said if you step out in faith and sow a seed of $2012, $212 or $12, of course the latter being rarely asked for, the lord is going to turn it around for you”. Can I be real here for a moment? Why does it seem as if I have to pay God to turn my situations around? Whatever happened to the biblical principles that say whatever I sow I will reap? Suggesting that if it were monies I was seeking God for, then I agree I should sow money to reap money but why should I have to sow $2012, $212 or $12 as a symbol of 2012 if I have Cancer, AIDS, or Diabetes etc. if I desire to be healed of these diseases?

Why not INSTRUCT ME TO SOW GOD’S WORD? Such as “because of his stripes I am healed” Isaiah 53:5 or “he has sent his WORD to heal us” Psalm 107:20 in prayer. Why for the love of God do we always have to pay financially, preacher man Prophet, for God to turn our situations around for us? What if we don’t have what you claim God is asking for? Does this means that God won’t provide for his people because we don’t have the money to pay him? Did God go broke? Is he running short on funds? Okay! So you’ve been pressured to the point of guilt and handed over your money. Did you get the healing, money, deliverance etc. that they claim would happen?

Where are the benchmarks? Did you go back to the “Prophet” with a record of what he or she said and demand answers like you did with the Gucci folks? Or did you once again pretend as if he did not say what he said, and you’re back in line for another round of false misguiding promises and prophecies? The bottom line folks, gone are the days where we volunteered to be fools and succumbing to the pump, pageantry, theatrics, and the annoying begging for money after every so called "prophetic word" that yield zero results. These people need to be held accountable for the many disasters they have caused in so many lives.

Folks, let 2013 be the year where you finally awake out of your deep comatose sleep and come to the realization of how these folks have held you back, hindered you, delayed you and misled you. It is the origin of these false non-God inspired words that really amounted to nothing more than curses placed on you the minute they spoke them over your life. The evidence of these curses you agreed to (by receiving it of course) displayed itself throughout 2012 via disappointments, delays, denials, set backs, failures etc. In reality THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WAS SPOKEN TO YOU CAME TO PASS. Let 2013 be the year where you set benchmarks, meaning record everything that was declared especially the time that it was declared to come to pass and make the comparison and demand an explanation from the one that made the declaration if it did not manifest. Do not let this be a year where you become so desperate that you allow anyone to prophecy anything to you and not give an account for it.

These folks will continue to do what they do as long as “we” their manipulated audience accept it and set no type of benchmark for them. Due to their false prophecies we have been delayed, hindered and misrouted as it relates to our seasons, times and blessings. They have single handedly hijack our destiny and left us in a tail spin, directionless and lost as it relates to the genuine things of God. So many marriages and home are destroyed because of these people false words and un-anointed hands. They are controllers, telling you who you should marry, where you should live, how much money you should give. You must consult them if you desire to travel giving them your itinerary, let them know when you’ll be back etc. You can only visit another church if they say so. You are not allowed to minister to another church on a Sunday or a bible study night because it’s either their tradition or a display of their illegal control. Did not Jesus command us to go out into the WORLD and preach the gospel? So why is the “servant” of Jesus hindering the sheep from performing Jesus’ command? Who do these people think they are?

Nevertheless, at the end of the day, we have caused this, again, by not setting benchmarks. The first benchmark is, our leaders such as Prophets, Pastors, and Evangelist etc. are our “SERVANTS”. Jesus Christ established this benchmark when he said, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant” Matthew 23:11. The question is, are we holding them to this benchmark? The second benchmark is why are these people dominating you as if you don’t have a mind of your own or you’re some kind of animal. It was never God’s intent for human being to dominate one another. In fact this was as a result of the fall of man. Here is the proof, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” Genesis 1:26. Correct me if I am wrong here, but did you read anywhere in there where we were commanded to dominate one another?

Servants of God, I am begging you to discontinue being a puppet to these puppet masters and used the word of God as your benchmark and as your standard concerning these Apostles, Prophets, Pastors and the like. Stop pretending, sugar coating or ignoring the empirical evidence that what they have said did not come to pass. The lord himself said the following concerning these folks, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the (false) prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord" Jeremiah 23:16.

Scripture goes on to say, "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him" Deuteronomy 18:22. Again, these are all benchmarks for you the Believer’s of Jesus Christ to hold these folks to.

Anyone who anoints you with oil, prays for you, prophecy over you and you are not sure what the deal is with them, say out loud or to yourself, "LORD IF THIS IS OF YOU I COME IN AGREEMENT WITH YOUR WORD, HOWEVER LORD IF THIS IS NOT OF YOU I COMMAND IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST THAT THESE WORDS AND ALL CURSES ATTACHED TO IT BE DESTROYED BY FIRE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!

Friends I don't want to sound harsh here but the reality is we're talking about your life, that up to this point have been producing little to no fruit. Another benchmark Jesus stated in his word, when he said that any branch that does not bear fruit, his Father cut’s it off, John 15:2. If that leader is not producing fruit as it relates to the declarations made by him/her you need to cut them off! The reality is they are holding you back, take a good look around you and be real to yourself. How many have died in 2012 listening to these folks waiting on the promises and prophecies and absolutely nothing materialized.

So, whatever church, conference, revival, prayer meeting you decide to attend this year 2013, say to the lord, lord if this is of you let the change take place in my life and if it is not of you let it have no affect on me nor that which concerns me and loose me from this spiritual cage and place me where you desire for me to be at this point in my life........

2013 will be the year that the lord will opens our spiritual eyes so that we can truly SEE! 2 Kings 6:17.


Written by: Kevin LA Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com