Monday, December 26, 2011

Soaring on Eagle's Wings

Red-tailed Hawk

I've seen a red-tailed hawk twice in the last week or so, one even on the left shoulder of the road as I drove by!  It didn't fly away and I got to see it so close that I could see the wind ruffling it's feathers.  What  a thrill!  I was rejoicing and praying for him/her all the way home. Then I saw one yesterday perched in a large tree right over the road I was driving down. In December, yet!  It's cold here in Eastern Ontario, the thermometer has been between -10 and -20 centigrade for almost a week.

I couldn't believe how big their eyes were!  These birds can see so well and their beaks are large and strong.

I really believe that the Lord held him there for me because I enjoy them so much. Some people get prophetic encouragement from seeing different types of numbers, I get encouragement from seeing these big birds.  I especially love to see how they soar and ride the air currents.  It's a big reminder to me of how we are supposed to act during the storms of life.


You don't see an eagle hiding from a strong wind or a storm. Nope, they are in their element riding and coasting on the air currents, soaring higher and higher. This is how Christians are supposed to be. Whenever the winds of adversity or affliction are blowing, they only cause us to ride higher and higher in praise and worship to our King.

On that note, I'm going to spend some time just loving on the Lord; asking him what he'd like me to sing to him or play for him and then I will pause and listen to what he would like to tell me.   Truly, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint." (Is. 40:31)

Let me bless you: "May you always be able to soar on the winds of the spirit regardless of what's happening around you.  I bless you with the supernatural ability to bless the Father's heart today and the determination to make a difference for Him.  May you hear His heart beat today and may you be a blessing wherever you go today, in Jesus' name I ask. Amen!"

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
photo courtesy of (wikipedia and National Geographic)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Too Busy

The other night as I was going to bed I got from Holy Spirit the song I wrote a long time ago,

"Where have they gone--my warriors and singers?
Will no one remain and pray to me?
  For I am the Almighty
 and Yes, I'm coming again.


Please would you stand in the gap for the people?
Build up a hedge with your worship and prayer.
 Yes I am the Almighty
 and yes,  I'm coming again."

Oops, too much busyness this time of year.  It's time to trim back so that I do not miss out on my time for seeking God.  (I am talking to myself as much to anyone else.)

We are so close to a huge awakening. Let's don't give up or slack off.  That can be our Christmas present to the Lord.  He is hungry for the rewards of his suffering.  He desires the nations and he is waiting for us to make all his enemies his footstool. (______  , Ps. 2:8, Heb. 10:13)

 Merry Christmas!
Big hugs and blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson

 ps.  Busy equals...

Busy
 Under
  Satan's
Yoke

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Healing Testimonies

I love it.  These are two fellows from our church.  www.wcca.ca   I remember when Glen came to our church the first time.  God had me prophesy over him as he was leaving.

Laurin was a fellow Glenn brought in for prayer because he needed healing.  We prayed for him a couple of times and Laurin got touched so mightily that he's been going out and doing the stuff.  


To God be all the Glory!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtm1SdSPF38&feature=plcp&context=C394f883UDOEgsToPDskKaxJCkhviihcM_pSEHHW_3

Enjoy!  This is available to all.  There are so many testimonies of regular people being changed and going out and doing the stuff (bringing the Kingdom of God wherever they go).

I speak boldness over you and me!  That we don't waste the opportunities.  That we ask the Lord to use us every day!  We are bold because we are righteous!  We've not been given a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind! Greater is he that's in you than he that's in the world. (Prov. 28:1, 2Tim. 1:7, 1John 4:4)

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Friday, December 16, 2011

Roses For Us


Last week I had a brief vision during the worship time at church.  Holy Spirit asked me what I saw and I immediately saw Jesus and he had some long stemmed roses in his arms.  I just looked at him for a bit and then he gave me one.

The smell of the rose enveloped me and I felt such love and hope at the same time.  It suddenly dawned on me that he "is" the Rose of Sharron" and I felt that he was giving of himself to me.

What a moment!  The King of Kings and Lord of Lords is giving himself to us as we worship him.  He had such joy on his face when he gave me the rose.   He wants this for us.  He really wants to give us himself.

The Bible says, "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect  the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." (2Cor. 3:18)

As we behold him we become like him.   As we praise and worship and then stand in his presence he will show us stuff-- answers to questions, visions to fill us with hope, whatever we need.

It's amazing.  I want to be like him so much.  I can't save anybody, but Holy Spirit in me can.  I can't help anyone but Holy Spirit can help the whole world.

That's when I will be satisfied.  When I see Him in me.... just like the psalmist said, "And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness." (Psalm 17:15)

If you have a longing to be like him then pray with me; "Lord we want to be like you. We want to be your living sacrifices today.  We invite you to speak through us, to praise and worship through us, to love others through us and to make our lives a blessing everywhere we go.  In Jesus' name we ask, Amen!"

Have a great day with Him!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, December 12, 2011

Turning Thorns Into Trophies


"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. "(2Cor. 12:7)

I love it.  We serve such a great God that every thorn the enemy sends against us we can turn into a trophy for our Lord Jesus. Let me show you how.

As we start praying for others let's say for healing we will get some back lash... it's inevitable. A pesky thorn has attacked us.  This provides us with the opportunity to get stronger in the promises of healing and protection... or stay sick and endure the torment.

God allows in his wisdom what he could easily prevent by his power.  His grace will come and help us.  His power is made perfect in our weakness. (ref. 2Cor. 12:9) He will show us how to fight and remind us of promises to speak out loud.  Some good healing confessions are here...

http://greatcommissionhow2s.blogspot.com/2011/10/confessions-for-hospital-patient.html

He might also tell you to take communion and/or get a friend to agree with you for healing.  Often when I can't get the breakthrough on my own, getting a fellow believer to agree with me will assure the victory.  Don't forget the power of getting your spouse to agree with you!  Even if all they say is "Amen," that's agreement enough. God honors covenant and will use it to bust the enemies attack.

Sometimes, when the thorn is pesky enough and I have done all that I know to do, I go on the offensive and start praying for everyone I know that might be experiencing any type of physical symptom.  I have got a thorn temporarily, but I am going to be a costly target.  When I start praying in tongues for lots of people it doesn't take long and all the symptoms leave. 

Therefore, I encourage you... be an expensive target.   Turn that little thorn into a huge trophy for the Lord.   Every single word of knowledge that I have learned was once a thorn in my flesh. PTL!  Here's an article I wrote about them and the list keeps growing. I love it!  http://greatcommissionhow2s.blogspot.com/2010/10/quick-check-list-for-words-of-knowledge.html


One other note... you might notice that when you start to pray for people or come into the vicinity of people that the symptom starts up again.  Sometimes I have found that this can be triggered by another spirit that is attached to the person you are praying for. (We all have angelic and demonic assignments)  So, because you are spiritually sensitive in the area you have been fighting, that's the fastest way Holy Spirit can alert you to pray.  

Another way of looking at it is that the devil is the worst street fighter ever.  He always goes for your weak spot.  Since you are weak, as in 'under attack' in that area, he will try to hit you there.

Therefore, do not be discouraged. You are achieving great victories.   The better you get at putting on your armor every day and the more you give your victories away, the stronger you will become in the spirit realm. (ref. Eph. 6:10-18, 1John. 5:4, Matt. 10:8)  So use wisdom and let Holy Spirit guide you.  When you are struggling to like a person, is not the time to do major warfare on their behalf.  You might want to fill up your love tank first. (ref. Rom. 5:5)

If you have any questions, let me know. There's an area for comments at the end of the post.

I bless you today with the ability to see your thorn as an opportunity to get a trophy for the Lord Jesus.  May you be endued with his power and grace and may you have the tenacity and perseverance to turn every trial into a great testimony, in Jesus' name. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Psalm 149 Updated

Hi there.   I got a warning last week about binding and loosing spirits and how we should be very careful about what we bind and loose.  I agree.  We need Holy Spirit's guidance. However, when you have gone after the spirit and it just keeps coming back... we might want to look deeper and make sure that there are not legal rights that the spirit has, that allow it to come back to harass, torment or afflict you. 

You want to:
1. Ask the Lord to forgive you and your family members for any ungodly thoughts, words and actions.

2. Forgive them and yourself. "Lord I forgive myself and all my family members and I know you do too."

3. "Father, in Jesus' name I break all curses and the effects of all curses that have come upon my family and myself."

4. "I ask Holy Spirit to fill us radically and to bless them and myself physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and relationally."


5. "I command every evil spirit that has been harassing my family to be bound, gagged and muzzled now in Jesus' name.  I ask the Lord to send angels to take these evil spirits to dry places to be dealt with by Jesus."

So you've done all this and the attack abates for a bit then starts up again.  Don't lose heart! 
Plan B is... we know that if you want to stop a war you take out the opposing general.  Without a commander the soldiers will give up quickly.  So there is a newer stream of Christian thought that teaches about binding the wicked kings to win the fight.

I guess my caution is to make sure that the repentance and forgiveness has been done first before you start binding up wicked ruling spirits.

Here's an interesting video by James Goll on the subject of binding wicked kings with a good preface.
http://www.enmedia.org/VideoMessages/tabid/230/VideoId/114/Default.aspx


If you can determine to praise the Lord at all times then you will be just fine.
Here is a link to a song I wrote about Psalm 149.  You will like it, and it will help you memorize this psalm.
http://greatcommissionhow2s.blogspot.com/2010/12/psalm-149.html
  
This teaching is not complete by far.  As I get more revelation and teaching that works in the trenches, I will post and apprise you.  I want you walking in great, great victory.  I want the witches and warlocks to get really nervous when you walk into a Walmart or grocery store.  After all, we are here to enforce his victory and 'make all his enemies his footstool' (ref. Heb. 10:13)  Those precious people probably haven't seen a strong Christian... yet!

I declare you are blessed and highly favored by  the greatest king of all, Jesus!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Column of Glory

In the first 10 minutes of this you tube video of David Hogan preaching he talks about a column of glory that fell around an area of land.

Amazing!  Who says there isn't more out there to go after?  Obviously, there is so much more of God than we know.


I hope you take the time to watch it.   I started to tear up when he talked about it.  I love how God wrecks our preconceived ideas.

Bless you!
Brenda Gale Thompson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XkTqeDNa0I&feature=related

Friday, December 2, 2011

Winter Colds & Sickness


We don't have to be sick every winter.  Really,  we don't.   Sometimes we curse ourselves when we speak words like, "I always get sick in the winter." or "I get every cold that comes around."

Sometimes it is words that family or friends have spoken over us that have opened the door for these spirits of sickness to attack us every winter.  This often happens when we are children and don't know not to receive it and the words become a perpetual curse.

So to start, I would break the curse in Jesus' name then start renewing your mind. God has given us authority to bind and loose things. We need to take this privilege seriously.  Whatever we bind on Earth is bound in Heaven and whatever we loose on Earth is loosed in Heaven. (ref. Matt. 16:19)

Thank You Lord that I prosper and I'm in health as my soul prospers. You want me whole and healthy in all seasons. (ref. 3John 2)
Thank You Lord that I am strong in you and my immune system fights off every virus. (ref. Eph. 6:10)
Thank You Lord that I am protected from secondary infections in Jesus name.
Thank you Lord for protecting me from the plague (pneumonia) that tries to attack me. (Psalm 91)

Here's a blog post that's full of good confessions to use to renew your mind.
http://www.greatcommissionhow2s.blogspot.com/2011/10/confessions-for-hospital-patient.html

Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. (ref. Rom. 10:17)  Fear comes by hearing and hearing the word of the devil.  You choose what you listen to and receive in your heart.

Did you know that you believe what you say more than you believe what anybody else says?   Yes it's true.  Therefore you and I need to  line up our words with Heaven and give the angels something to work with.  They hearken to the voice of his word through us.  (ref. Psalm 103:20)

Have fun!
I bless you in Jesus' name!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

(photo courtesy of www.photobucket.com)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keeper of the Flame


Over a year ago we had a preacher  come to our church and talk about revival.  He had been a part of the Brownsville revival and had some great stories that he shared.  He mentioned how many ministries were birthed out of the revival and then said something that I couldn't forget.  He talked about how in all the business and people going out and spreading the revival that there needs to be a keeper of the flame.  

I started wondering about what it meant to be a keeper of the flame and I felt Holy Spirit nudging me to dig a little deeper.   I had never heard of this term before so I started to ask the Lord what it meant.   What Holy Spirit kept saying is that  he needs a prayer warrior to protect and keep the flame burning.

Charles Finney had an intercessor who used to go ahead of him to prepare the town or city for a visitation of God.  Maria Woodsworth-Etter had prayer warriors who linked up with her to help bring the revival fire to the places God called her to.  Smith Wigglesworth  had a precious daughter who supported him in prayer mightily.  

Through out history we see intercessors-- those who stand in the gap between God and man, joining up with revivalists to bring God's purposes to pass in the earth.

I felt Holy Spirit asking us if we would sign up to be  "Keepers of the Flame", for a season.  I believe there are many that are feeling the call to intercede for the Great Awakening that God wants to bring to North America.  

It has not been hard either.  If you can worship the King and pray kingdom prayers you are doing it already.  So let's keep praying the Lord's prayer over our land and our nation.  Let's worship the King in spirit and in truth and watch to see what He wants to say to us. ( Matt. 6:9-15, 2Chron. 7:14-16,  John 4:23) There is great grace upon those who sign up to be used in God's army.

Like I read somewhere,  "The History books will be kind to us because we intend to write them."  Let's keep that quote in mind as we go about our business with a song and a prayer on our hearts.

I keep hearing that, the king is enthralled with our beauty. (Psalm 45:11)  Ha!  That's worth something... to think that the King of Kings desires our beauty.  Amazing and very humbling at the same time.  Let's be like Esther and go through all the beauty preparations that are available! (ref. Esther 2:12)

I bless you as you go today.  May you bless the Father's heart with your songs and prayers today.   May you hear his, "Well done!" as you seize the moments to advance the kingdom of God. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Seeking Him With Prayer And Fasting


Hi there.  If there ever was a time to seek the Lord it's now.  2011 is almost over and we still haven't had the breakthrough that was prophesied at the beginning of the year.

I started fasting a meal a day when my girlfriend got sick and it really helped me get answers quickly. I know it might seem hard for you to give up a meal but the rewards are so worth it.

Ruth Ward Heflin teaches that fasting is a fast way to touch the heart of God.  Also she teaches that fasting speeds up the christian growth of a believer.  What might take years in regular studying and seeking God can be accelerated very quickly with the aid of fasting. (ref. Golden Glory  pg. 262)

There's no doubt about it, fasting disciplines your flesh and reminds your 'old man' who is boss.  It is one of the fastest ways I know to walk in the Spirit of God.  Things of the spirit flow so easily when you fast. I get words of knowledge for everybody I walk by when I'm in seasons of fasting and I can walk into a room and know what the ruling spirits are and their assignments. I walk by people and know what's wrong in their bodies.  It's really amazing how much more sensitive we become to things in the spirit when we fast.

Isaiah 58 speaks about the rewards of fasting.  It says that we will repair the breach and restore the foundations that have crumbled.   Does anybody in your family need help?  How about in your community?  Anybody lost their way?   Fasting combined with prayer and seeking Jesus will benefit everybody you touch and influence!

Did you know that before the great healing movement in the late 1940's there was a preacher that was greatly anointed to teach on fasting?  Franklin Hall went around from city to city and taught churches and leaders how to fast and pray and the great benefits of fasting.  This is what led to the great healing movement in the late 1940's.   And as a result an old key that had been lost was restored to the church-- healing. (ref. Golden Glory pg. 260)

I  have a great book on Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda titled, "The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting."  Did you know that Jesus taught that some spirits won't come out without prayer and fasting?  It's true.  (ref. Mark 9:29, Matt. 17:21)

Finally, EVERY revival has been birthed by prayer and fasting.  That's enough proof for me.

I am off to my bedroom again. I have got my notebook, pens, voice recorder, Bible, reference books and cd player with music... oh and a hot tea.  It's time to seek God/Jesus/Holy Spirit for breakthroughs-- personally and corporately.

Lord, I ask that the grace you have given me to fast and pray you would impart to the person reading this.  Show them how much  benefit prayer and fasting can be to their lives.   Amen!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Turtle Dream


A few years ago I had a dream that bothered me for quite a while.   God's turned it into a testimony so I will share it with you.

I was breathless from running, trying to get away from the turtle men chasing me and throwing knives at me.  What was going on?  Why did they want me so bad? I couldn't understand. I hadn't done anything wrong.


From a  corridor I ran into a large room, but with no doors or windows that I could see.  The only fixture I could see was a large fireplace with bricks going up to the ceiling.


I didn't know where to go!  I saw that a couple of the bricks were sticking out and there was an opening in the brick wall much further up so I scrambled up the side, on top of the mantle and dodged the knives that were being thrown at me.


For some reason the turtle men didn't want to climb the fireplace. They kept trying to kill me with their knife throwing so I squeezed into the air passageway and slithered down it.  All of a sudden a wasp's nest erupted around me and started stinging me.  I couldn't get away fast enough!  Stinging pain all over my body as I swatted them away and tried to keep going.

I woke up hyperventilating, tears streaming down my cheeks.  I couldn't go back to sleep for a while then, when I did, I had the same dream over again, from a slightly different viewpoint.  I couldn't get past the dream.

I did what little dream analysis I knew about and searched the internet for more answers.  I could never find out what turtle men represented.  I figured out that the knives were an attack and that I was running away.  The wasp nest was the stings from all the people's curses.

The big room with the fireplace was symbolic of the open spot I had. What's significant is the fire place.  I had to step on the mantle to get away from these turtle men and yet they didn't want to climb it! I believe that's because the mantle was my mantle and it wouldn't work for anyone else.

I just found out what the turtle men represented thanks to a cd by Charlie Robinson.  In it he talks about the turtle spirit  and how it causes everything to slow down so that you can't make any forward motion of any kind, whether in thought, speech or action towards your destiny.

I had this dream years ago, weeks after I was cut from a street preaching organization.   I wasn't getting any results with their canned, legalistic script and I couldn't memorize the leader's funny stories to save my life. I really did try to memorize one of them but when I got onto the streets I forgot it all and had to preach what the Lord gave me.

What was working for me was calling out words of knowledge and praying for the sick intertwined with the Good News of the Gospel.  I had hundreds of people watching when I went to go pray for a man in a wheel chair.  I wasn't even paying attention to the people watching.  My heart lurched in compassion and I had to go minister to him.  It wasn't until  I said good bye to him that I noticed that the whole street and lunch crowd were watching me.

I never felt more alive than when I was out on the streets, telling people about God's great love for them, and giving out words of knowledge and prophesy and healing the sick.  Sure it was scary at times, but I knew I was born for this.  It was really interesting to me to realize how my message would change slightly, depending if I was in front of the Dept. of Justice or in front of the CBC building or at the Ottawa University.  God knew what these people needed to hear and I relied on him totally.

That's why it hurt so much when I was dismissed. I was crying out to the Lord for help.  I couldn't find anyone that would go with me. I just needed one person to go with me as a witness in case of trouble and I couldn't find even that one person.

Now that I know what the turtle men represent, which was everything possible to slow me down from discovering my destiny,  I have been seeking the Lord for what to do, to get back on track. Thank God he always has a back up plan.  That should give all of us reason to rejoice!

You know I am not that far off track according to the Lord.  I am now in a church where I am encouraged to grow in my ministry gifts and I get to practice every week.  Instead of street preaching I am giving out a lot of encouraging words and praying for people for healing and deliverance. It's working!  The Kingdom is being spread every where I go.  The world is my ministry ground and God is touching people everywhere. 

I am here to tell you that it does not matter what the enemy throws at you, if you won't quit God will bring you through it and he will turn it to good.  It's amazing but true. I am living proof of this.  He does cause all things to work together for your good, for those who love the Lord. (ref. Rom. 8:37)

So don't quit!  Better days are ahead of you. "Rejoice not against me oh my enemies, for though I have fallen, yet shall I arise!" (ref. Micah 7:8)

Let's pray. "Lord we claim your victories in our lives. Show us how to beat every scheme of the enemy and thank you for your power to work all the circumstances in our lives to our good. You are amazing and we worship you and give you all the glory for what you are doing in our lives today. Thank You Lord for giving us eyes to see your kingdom, ears to hear your gentle voice and teachable hearts to treasure and obey your words to us. In Jesus' name we ask. Amen!
I bless you as you go today!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(photo courtesy of photobucket.com)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spirit and Truth


God is not looking for those who are fighting like there is no tomorrow.  The Bible says that he is looking for those who will worship him in spirit and in truth. (ref. John 4:24)

So the next time you think you are getting God's attention by warring till you are tired... stand and rest with the promises you have spoken in the air waves around you and worship the Lord.

That is the real warfare!   We labor to enter into his rest. (Heb. 4:10) We fight through our attitudes and hurts to focus on Him... as we praise him by choice -- by faith we are exalting him-- not our issues. After all, he is the only one that can change us and our situations.

That's the heart of praise and worship-- Him, not you.   When we have a problem praising him or worshiping him it's because the focus is on us-- not on Him.

Thank You Lord for help to lay down all the stuff and problems that get in the way of our devotion to you.  Thank You Lord for prompting us with a song to sing as we work today and let us bless your heart today.  Let us be your hands and feet in the world today and please flow through us for your glory.  Thank You Lord that we have your love shed abroad in our hearts and that we have sound minds that are not full of fear.  (ref. Rom. 5:5,  2Tim. 1:7) Amen!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, October 24, 2011

Confessions for a Hospital Patient


Often when you are in the hospital, the drugs they give you make it difficult to focus on the Bible or to do any type of study.  Here are some thankful confessions that I typed up to give the people I visit in the hospital. They are full of God's word and any believer can read them over the patient and both people will get blessed.   There is power in agreement and we must always remember that healing starts in our spirits, so we want to keep our spirits strong by speaking the Bible's promises over ourselves.

As we meditate on God's promises  all of a sudden they become a rhema or living word that is our sword of the spirit to use. (2 Cor. 10:3-5)

Also,  you believe what you say over yourself more than you believe what others say... so it's very powerful to speak supernatural words over yourself.   Every Bible promise has supernatural power in itself to bring it to pass in any believer's life, if they'll work it by speaking it and claiming it.   This  is one of the big keys to transforming  your mind and any situation you face. (2Pet. 1:3-4, Rom. 12:2)

Finally, the reason I always start the confessions with "Thank You Jesus or Lord" is that thankfulness is one of the portals to God's presence and glory.  It is often hard to play praise and worship music in the hospital-- but you can always be thankful!

Anyhow.... enjoy them and feel free to print them off to help someone else! Please hit the share button if you like this article!
Blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson
(Photo courtesy of photobucket.com)

_Thank you Lord that you sent your word and healed us and delivered us from all our destruction's.(Psalm 107:20)
-Thank You For so many angels protecting us this day. Thank You Lord that Your angels are lifting us up in their hands so we won't get hurt. (Psalm 91:11-12)
-Thank You Lord that God’s angels are listening to us speaking your words and they are getting all their testimonies today! (ref. Psalm 103:20)
-Thank You Lord that  Pain goes in Jesus’ name and healing flows now.  (1 Pet 2:24)
We decree that the trouble or affliction may not come back, in Jesus’ name. (Nahum 1:9)  No more delay!  (Rev. 10:6)

-PTL, we can beat every temptation with God’s word and Holy Spirit. Praise God we’re now aware of the triggers.  You promised Lord that we would not be unaware of the devil’s schemes and we claim your revelations now. (2Cor. 2:11)
-Thank you Lord that every soul tie that allows the devil access to me has been broken, in Jesus’ name.
-Thank You Lord that every ordinance or legal argument that the devil has against us to attack us has been blotted out by the blood of Jesus.  We claim bloodline cleansing on our mom and dad's bloodline in Jesus name all the way back to Adam and Eve.  Hallelujah!  (ref. Col. 2:15)

Thank You Lord that the blood of Jesus is over me, spirit soul and body-- protecting and renewing me. We shout covenant!  Jesus took all our curses and gave us all his blessings! Hallelujah! (Gal. 3:13-14)

-Thank You Lord that we are teachable and that you are wakening us every morning to hear clearly. (Is. 50:4-5)  Thank You Lord that we repent quickly when you show us something so we can live in constant liberty and healing!
Thank you Lord that  turmoil and confusion go now! We do have the mind of Christ now!
Thank you Jesus that  we have great memories and we build ourselves up in our most holy faith by praying in other tongues!  (Jude 23)

Thank You Jesus that we are beautiful, smart, witty and wise  and full of self-control. PTL!
Thank you Jesus that we have supporters around us forever. PTL! We can’t fail for winning or lose for succeeding. Hallelujah!
Thank You Lord that never once did we walk alone. Never once did you leave us!
You have been with us through it all, even carrying us when we didn’t think we could go on. 
-Thank You for carrying us Lord. Thank You for such great love. Thank You for all the support you’ve given us. Thank You for dear friends and loved ones that care so much.

-Thank You for sunshine and rain and that we will fulfill all the plans you have for us. Thank You Lord for arming us with Your strength and power today!  (2Sam. 22:33) Thank You Lord for your grace that is so powerful. Thank You for...

-Thank You Lord that we have God’s help to do all these tasks You have prepared for us to do.
-Thank you Lord that we are stronger than we realize!  Holy Spirit is constantly adding to us.
Thank You Lord that we have favor with God, Favor with all leaders and favor with all people!

-Thank You Lord that by your stripes we were healed and my your wounds we were cleansed. (1Pet. 2:24, Is. 53:3-5)
-Thank You Lord Jesus that Your Grace is Enough for Us.  It’s not about what we can do.  Hallelujah!
-Thank You Lord  that we believe we receive all the good things you have for us... now, not later! (Matt. 21:22)
-Thank You Lord that all our days are ordained by you and written in your book. (Ps. 139:16)  The devil does not call the shots. God does. We break off every diagnosis that’s become a curse to us and exalt your truth in our situation. Your truth changes things. (ref. 2Cor. 4:18)

-Thank You Lord that we always overcome through Your power, (Holy Spirit) and we spread everywhere the fragrance of you. (2 Cor. 2: 14) 
-Thank You Lord that we have the mind of Christ. (1Cor. 2:16)
Thank You Lord that the Heavens are open over us and that we are seated with you in Heavenly places. (Matt. 3:16, Eph. 2:6)
-Thank You Lord that we have bound the strongmen and the angels are bringing back all the stuff they stole; healing, provision, wisdom, breakthroughs, ministry, etc., etc. (Matt. 12:29, Ps. 149:8-9)

Thank You Lord that we do lay down in peace and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make us dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
-Thank You Lord that, “No weapon forged against us will prevail, and we will refute every tongue that accuses us. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” (Is. 54:17)

-Thank You Lord that we have a clear mind and we easily receive from Holy Spirit.  We command turmoil and confusion to go now!  Side effects from all drugs and pain killers go now!  (ref. Mark 16:18)
-Thank You Lord that the peace of Christ rules, guards and reigns in our hearts, now! (Phil. 4:7)

-Thank You Jesus that we have  supernaturally expanded minds and we build ourselves up in our most holy faith by praying in other tongues!  (Jude 23)
-Thank You Lord that we practice your love and it flushes out and casts out all fear. (1John 4:18)
 Thank You Lord that we live/walk by faith and not by symptoms or feelings. (ref. 2Cor. 5:7)
-Thank You Lord that we call those things that be not as though they were. (Rom 4:17)
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Life is not Fair!

Life is not fair!  There's just no way around it.  I can't find a verse to say that I'm justified in demanding justice from people.

We want to retaliate, to make them pay and that can be a problem if we focus on the wrong issue.  We don't fight flesh and blood. We fight spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. (Eph. 6:10-18)

Yup.....  that person that hurt you was a pawn in the enemy's hand.  

We don't want to play into the enemy's hand by retaliating and hurting them back. We want to give it over to a higher court and let the true judge look after our situation. (ref. James 4:11-12)  This is what forgiveness is. He has promised to repay.

The best thing we can do is bless them with a revelation of Jesus' love and that they would fulfill their God given destiny.   Not fair!  I know... but no matter what they did, they don't deserve hell.   Hell was not designed for people.  It's a jail for all the wicked spirits that rebelled against God.

Forgiving  people works and the price for unforgiveness is too high. (ref. Matt. 18: 21-35) We forgive and bless so that we are like Jesus, who didn't trade insult for insult. (ref. Luke 6:22-23) We do it "without complaining or grumbling so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe." (Phil 2:14-15)  That's a good reward for not complaining and grumbling.

Let's keep working on it.   It gets easier and easier as we  practice.   God's glory will be released on us in greater measure because we chose to react the way Jesus did.  He lived a life of love and we can too. (ref. Eph. 5:2)   We choose to put away all evil speaking and malice and we choose to be kind to others, tender hearted, forgiving everyone even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven us. (ref. Eph. 4:31-32)

I bless you today. May you have his joy in your journey with him and may you hear his well done today. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Glory is Available Now!


Did you know that God has given us all things already? "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:" (2Pet. 1:2-3)    That means that the glory has been given to us already.

Is 60:1-2 says that the glory of the Lord has risen upon us.  I know so many people that know this verse, but it's almost like they don't expect it to manifest in their lives till some far off day.   I am hear to tell you that it's yours now!  Don't put God off.   Heaven is a place where we will spend eternity, the glory is the manifest presence of God in the earth now.

I am claiming it now too.  "Thank you Jesus that your glory is seen on me now.  Thank You Lord that your glory flows through my hands today.  Thank You Lord that your glory manifests in my life today."

God has promised to meet all our needs according to his riches in glory so that's even more reason to want the glory of God in our lives. (Phil. 4:19)

Time in your secret place with God is the way to grow in God's presence and glory.   I always bring some music, my song recorder, my Bible, notebook and pens and a tea or drink.  I try to hide in my bedroom but sometimes if my hubby is sleeping I just sit in my kitchen.  Then I ask Holy Spirit to lead and guide me.

Every time it's a little bit different.  I use Psalm 100 as a baseline.... where we enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.  I make sure to repent where Holy Spirit leads and make amends as he asks and I wash in the word of God figuratively speaking.  (The fastest way to change is to get a promise from the word of God to help you reprogram your mind to react differently to the stimuli.)

You know I have gone back to look at old journals and the notes I have made in the secret place are still full of glory (anointing). I don't understand how but I can feel Holy Spirit all over me as I read them.

I try to spend time in my secret place every day.  I heard that one lady has had the glory so thick that gold dust has fallen in her home.   Amazing eh?  I  want more of God, which ever way he wants to show up is fine with me.

I have noticed that when I get too busy and don't spend time in my secret place that the glory level decreases... so I am trying to be more consistent.   A famous Christian once said that "In consistency lies the power."  There's lots of truth in that saying.

Prayer and fasting as Holy Spirit leads helps me to draw near and hear more clearly too, especially if there has been a lot of warfare going on. That's another tool to put in your tool belt.

People have told me that they can feel burning when I put a hand on them so I think it's working. PTL!

Let me pray for you now:  "Lord we want more of you.  Hear our heart's cry and help us to make time for you in our daily lives.  We choose to die to so many other good things to pursue the best... You.  Help us to hear your voice more clearly and love you more dearly, day by day. Thank you for our angels and we loose them now to help us in every way. We ask all this in Jesus' precious name, Amen!"

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, October 10, 2011

Garden Wall Vision

My Garden (not finished)
"What do you see?"

I love it when Holy Spirit asks me that like he did Jeremiah (ref. Jer. 1:11)  That is a ticket to exercise my faith and see what's going on in the spirit realm.  Jesus made a way for us as born again Christians to enter the heavenlies. In fact the Bible says that we are seated there already (Eph. 2:6). Every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus has been given to us already so since Jesus could see things in the spirit so can we. (ref. Eph. 1:3,  Acts. 10:34)

It's as simple as believing God's word and practicing God's presence.  We do Psalm 100 where we enter God's gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  We go by the alter of sacrifice and ask forgiveness of our sins, then we move on to the bronze laver where we find the washing of the word.  We do this until we feel the  praise songs shift to worship songs. Then when we feel the atmosphere around us change we ask Holy Spirit what to do next.  Holy Spirit will lead you to what to say, decree or see.  He is our guide for all supernatural encounters.

This is why time alone with God is a precious commodity in our busy world.   All the revelatory gifts like prophesy, words of knowledge and words of wisdom flow from the intimacy of knowing His voice really well... and that takes time.  All relationships take time.

 Anyhow,  the last week I have seen this scene a number of times so I will share it to bless you.  I saw the most beautiful scene.  There was a low stone wall about 2.5 feet tall with big stones arched away from me.   There were masses of flowers all around, magenta, fuchsia, blue, pink and the occasional lemon yellow flower.  The foliage was various greens with no dead leaves in them, just more and more types of leaves.  The colors were so brilliant that they felt like they had a metallic sheen to them.

On the top of the wall I could see where the stone was bare in two places, big enough for two people to sit down and take in the beautiful landscape around.  The flowers behind would crowd me and bless me with their sweet perfume.  The peace in this place was amazing.

The light on the scene was like nothing I've seen before.  Everything was bathed with this golden light and it seemed to come from every living thing so I was hard pressed to see the shadows of the wall on the stone walkway for example.

What caught my eye next was a travel mug like the one I use down here for my tea.  It was on the wall between the two seats and it had water vapor spiraling up from it so I knew there was something hot in it.  Beside it was a huge ruby colored gem, almost as big as the bottom of my travel mug.  I thought what are these things doing there?

Then I noticed a pile of gems on the ground between the two seats.  They didn't fit in with this scene, yet I knew they were important.  There were pearls, and many ruby-colored stones as well as various other stones that I didn't recognize.  All of the gems were polished and faceted and looked like they were ready to be put into pieces of jewelry.

I asked the Lord what was up with this picture and He told me that this scene is one I have visited many times... when I stand in His presence.  He always has refreshment ready for me and I can see where the rocks have flat tops so we can easily sit down and talk.  The gems represent the nuggets of wisdom and glory that He has for me.  Many times I forget to take the nugget back down with me to earth and that's why there is a pile of them on the ground.

I asked the Lord what to do the next time I visit because I was sad to see so many gems on the ground. He told me to release the glory I receive while visiting Heaven on the earth and to say out loud, "I believe I receive the gem of wisdom, provision, revelation," -- whatever Holy Spirit says it is.

Then he told me to raise my right hand grab the gem out of heaven and loose it on the earth with a downward motion.   I'm not saying that you have to do the same.  Let Holy Spirit guide you  in all you do. 

If this seems silly to you,  I completely understand. I have been a Christian for almost 30 years and it took me almost 20 to get past my logical thinking, engineer's mind.  Yet the bible says that the things that are seen are temporal, and the things unseen are eternal.(2Cor. 4:18)  Chew on that fact for a while.  The supernatural or spirit realm is more real than the physical one around us. I had to keep humbling myself under God's mighty hand and agreeing with the word of God, regardless of what my mind or circumstances said.

We practice this principal when we speak the solution and don't talk the problem.   We call forth the things that be not, provision, revelation, etc.,  as though they are. (ref. Rom. 4:17)

Anyhow, I bless you with a hunger for the word of God.  May you search out the scriptures to verify what I am saying.  Throughout the scriptures you will see that many people had dreams and visions and that God guided his people with them.

I bless you with sanctified dreams and visions today/tonight.  I plead the blood of Jesus over you and declare that any hindrance to you having dreams or visions is broken off.  I declare that your imagination is cleansed by the blood of the lamb and that it is Holy Spirit's drawing board.  I ask that Holy Spirit would guide you in what to watch and listen to, so that your conscience does not get seared again. May you fulfill all of God's plans for your life, in Jesus' name I ask. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Forgiveness is...

A wise man said, "Forgiveness is not saying that what they did is okay or somehow tolerable."  You know how we somehow think that we are the weaker if we ask for forgiveness first.  This is a wrong assumption.  When you ask for forgiveness first or try to make the first move it means that you value the relationship more than the other person.

Somehow, we think that offering forgiveness is accepting what the person did. That's wrong too.

Forgiveness is deciding to turn it over to a higher court.  It's giving the hurt, the situation to the true judge.  "He said vengeance is mine, I will repay." (ref. Heb. 10:30)

This might seem powerless at first but trust me, I have seen the hurt that unforgiveness has caused people.  In Mathew 18 we read about the unjust servant who would not extend forgiveness to someone who owed him a little bit of money and yet he had been forgiven a lifetime's earnings.

“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.  Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”  (Mat. 18:32-35)


We can see how important it is for us to walk in forgiveness by Jesus' response to the servant.  He got handed over to the jailers to be tortured.  Hopefully, he woke up and remembered the power of the blood of Jesus and repented!  This is serious stuff!  As a ministry worker,  most of the time we have to deal with unforgiveness when we pray for people.  It's the number one reason why Christians don't receive healing.

That's something to think about.  How long do you want to have those headaches or arthritis for?  How long do you want to suffer with fibro mialgia?     Let the wake up bells ring loud and clear and let's make haste to forgive all the people we think we have a right to hold offense against.

That's the fastest way to walk in divine healing.   Let's say it together, "Father, please forgive them.  They know not what they do."

Thank You Lord that it's only by your grace and mercy that I am not doing ten times worse things than what they've done.
Thank You Lord that your love is poured out into our hearts by Holy Spirit.

Thank You Lord for the mercy and grace you have shown me in us in our lives.  Thank You Lord that your love never fails.  Thank you Lord that we choose to bless all the people that have hurt us.  Don't let the devil win in anybody's life!  Let us be your vessels of love and mercy to a hurting world, in Jesus' name we ask. Amen!

Now you're on the right track.  We walk by faith and not by feelings.  If you keep speaking the truth long enough eventually your feelings will change and line up with the Kingdom of God.  That's reason to shout!  Hallelujah!

Bless you real good!
Brenda Gale Thompson

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Word and Spirit Balance


I had a great time on the weekend with a whole bunch of believers.  Holy Spirit was moving and we all got blessed.
As great as the spiritual visions and revelations are I want to encourage all believers to develop a rock solid foundation in the word of God.  You might ask why?  It's because there is supernatural power in the word of God to bring itself to pass in a believer's life. 

"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. "(1Pet. 1:3-4)

God wants us to walk like Jesus on the earth and this is the process.  We behold him in the word and we see stuff in us that we don't like. Instead of saying "I'm not going to do that anymore" and then fall when stressed, we want to replace it with a new, good habit.  

For example, let's say that I had a problem criticizing people and I realize that this is not pleasing to the Lord.  Then I want to reprogram my mind to react differently to the stimulus.  I can do this by decreeing God's word, "Thank you Lord that  I am full of the fruit of the spirit. I am quick to hear, slow to speak and very slow to become angry or offended."   This is how we transform our minds and it is a daily process. (ref. Gal 5:23, James 1:19)

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. "(2Pet. 1:5-8)

As we add God's promises to our lives, they will root out bad habits and change us from the inside out. This is how we renew our minds. (ref. Rom. 12:1-2)  This is how we become effective and productive in our knowledge of Jesus Christ, the anointed one and his anointing.

Another reason why we don't just want to live off of our visions, feelings or dreams is because the Lord didn't.  When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness he didn't respond to the devil with, "Well, I had this great vision saying that I was the son of God."  No,  he responded with, "It is written..."  (Matt.4:4,6,10)
If Jesus resisted the devil this way then we should too.

Here are some confessions that I wrote in 2000.  Feel free to use whichever ones will help you.

-Thank you Lord that no foul or polluting language comes out of my mouth but only speech that is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others that it may be a blessing and give grace to those who hear it. (ref. Eph. 4:29)
-Thank you Lord that we are developing an attitude of gratitude and it will raise our altitude.
-Thank you Lord that we don't offend anyone in speech, that we are becoming fully developed in character, able to control our whole bodies and to curb our entire nature. (James 3:2)

-Thank you Father that through Jesus I constantly and at all times offer up to you a sacrifice of praise. (Heb. 13:15)
Oh Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)

-Thank You Lord so much for putting a guard on my mouth and tongue so that I will be kept from troubles. (Prov. 21:23)
-Thank you Father that I can sow good seed into my life and into other people's lives. Please lead me by your spirit to pray and say the right words so we can reap a huge, wonderful harvest. In Jesus' name I ask for your glory Lord. (ref. Luke 6:38, Gal. 6:7,9)

-Thank You Lord that it's only by your grace and mercy that I'm not doing 10x worse than ________________. (anyone else!!!)

-Thank You Lord that I stay humble. I don't want the pride of my heart to deceive me. (Obad. 1:3)

-Thank You Lord that You know the humble intimately, but the proud you know from far away. (ref. Ps. 138:6)

-Thank You Lord for the seeds in my life that will produce great blessings.  Help me to hang on to your promises (imagine, meditate and mutter them) and to watch the seed grow in Jesus' name. (Zech. 4;10)   -Thank you Lord that we do not slander/criticize or judge each other." (ref. James 4:11-12) 
-Thank you Lord that we don't judge another man's servant. We pray blessings on them instead. (Rom. 14:4)  
-Thank God for his mercy and grace!

I bless you with more of his love.  Thank you Jesus that your love is shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Spirit! (Rom. 5:5)

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Protecting A Service


Sometimes in services we have to deal with witches and witchcraft that has been sent against us. I'm going to give you a quick check list of things to be aware of and give you some ideas of what to pray.  This is not an exhaustive list by any means, just some things that I have learned along the way.

When you walk into a service and feel restless ask the Lord what's going on.  Don't assume it's you unless you have been struggling with something previously.

If you get the sense that the worship is going nowhere ask Holy Spirit what's going on.  Many times the enemy will come in between services and lay down curses and try to put a fog over the building so that the people can't ascend in worship. John 4:23, 3John 2, Eph. 2:6, 10, Psalm 100:6, Jer. 1:10 are good scripture declarations.

If you notice that there is hurt or offense over petty things where you KNOW you have lots of love for these people, start asking the Lord questions.  Psalm 119:165 is your defense. Because we love his word nothing can cause us to stumble or take offense.  Also, we lay down our lives for the brethren, God's love is shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Spirit. Let not the pride of our hearts deceive us Lord. (1John 3:16, Rom 5:5, Obad. 1:3)

If you notice lots of distracting things going on ask Holy Spirit what to pray and then obey quickly. Sometimes it's a spirit wanting to disrupt the service and sometimes it's a legitimate need that requires help or assistance.

If you notice people falling asleep during the service it could be a spirit of stupor coming over the people so they don't receive the word of God.  You can come against that in the spirit by praying for alertness, that Holy Spirit would wake them up, etc., etc. The words you declare have power especially when you use the word of God and plead the blood of Jesus.

If you ever see a leader, start to stumble while they are sharing, start praying in tongues.  Sometimes a curse sent at a leader will bring confusion to the mind and they need support. Another thing that I have experienced is a physical attack where you are so tired and exhausted that you just want to go home.  Prayer support is required because God has promised to arm us with His strength and power and to make our way perfect. (2Sam. 22:33)

The biggest thing I have learned over the years is to be alert.  When I am too comfortable the enemy can sneak in and wreck havoc in a service.  We must be alert and on guard.  Our leaders, especially the speaker and  worship team  need our protection.


I hope this helps you to be more aware of how important you are in a service. God bless you as you grow into His likeness! (Rom. 8:29)

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baby Morph

The other day I gave a destiny word to a mom about her 10 week old baby in a store, at the cashier's spot. As I started speaking the 'word' the baby riveted his eyes on me. I saw his face morph for a 1/2 second to become an old man and I wondered how could this be? Then I heard the mom say that they call him the little old man because he acts so mature. I only had a second so I blessed her (the mom) and the cashier started talking to me about my purchases.

Weird eh? I didn't think anything of it at the time, but the little babies eyes kept coming back to me. It was eerie. When I was praying later, the Lord reminded me of the eyes and the morph and told me I should have done something about it. 
Now I'm wondering what that 'something' is. After worshiping for a while,  I bound the spirit in the baby... then asked the Lord what I should do.  I didn't want the baby getting all upset at me casting that spirit out and then the mom associating the baby's behavior with the destiny word I shared today.  So I commanded the spirit to leave quietly without a fuss.  Then I claimed this little guy for the kingdom of God and I asked the Lord to raise up Godly witnesses in his life.  I broke the power of spoken curses over this little baby because the parents didn't know better and I blessed them all, spiritually, mentally, physically and financially.  After all, the power of blessing breaks and shatters every yoke.
This was definitely a learning experience and I am learning as I go. I will be more aware of what to do next time when I see a person's face 'morph' for a half second. 
Let's pray... Thank you Lord for opening our eyes to the spirit realm.  Thank you Lord for showing us what to do with the information you are revealing to us.  Thank you Lord for joy in our journeys and lots of exciting testimonies about people getting set free and realizing that 'Jesus is Lord'.  Father, we decree, "Your kingdom come and your will be done today in our lives.  Let us be your living sacrifices and ambassadors today and live through us please."  Amen!
Bless you as you go today.
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wal Mart Words

 

I was at Wal Mart a few days ago and I thought, "Gees, I haven't given anyone an encouraging word today." I started praying and I spied a pregnant lady. Aha! I love prophesying destiny over babies. 
As I walked around looking for the lady I started asking the Lord for one word for her.  You see I knew from Psalm 139 that the number of thoughts God has for us are uncountable.  All I needed was just one of his thoughts about this lady.  I knew from past experience that Holy Spirit has lots to say, so I boldly made my way, not having one word... yet.
I found the lady and asked if I could share what the Lord had given me.  As soon as I opened my mouth I all of a sudden knew that she was carrying a boy and that he was going to be a leader.  He had a special gift of wisdom too.  She was really blessed and let me pray for her for an easy labor and delivery.
As I walked away I was thanking God for the opportunity to bless this lady when I noticed that I was hearing words for each person I glanced at.  It was totally amazing!   I looked one way and got, pain, forgiveness and despair when I looked at three people. I stopped and looked the other way and saw hope, veil and knee at another three people.  Everywhere I looked the people had labels that I could hear inside of me when I looked at them.
I could have stayed there all night giving out destiny words to people.  God really wants this for us saints.  We are the generation that's going to make a difference.  Greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world.  
Lord show my sister and brother how to walk in this.  Show them how many thoughts you have towards them. Help them to hear your voice more clearly in their quiet time with you and to jot down all the precious things you show them. Give them faith to see in the spirit like you did Jeremiah. Thank You Lord that Your love flushes out all fear in them.  Thank You Lord for going ahead of them and giving them a couple of opportunities to share encouraging words with people who will be receptive and appreciative. Amen! (Psalm 139:17, John 10:27, Hab. 2:2-3, Jer. 1:11, 1John 4:17)
Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale
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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Power of Communion

 I want to share a new insight that the Lord has given me concerning communion.  Let's read the back ground text first.

1Cor. 11:23-26     "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."  (vs23-24)

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. (vs. 25-26)

I used to take communion at home when the Lord led me to.   It was a way of cleansing myself from sin and reaffirming that I was His.  The Lord kept highlighting to me that I was doing this 'in remembrance of him' and I started to wonder what that meant besides the obvious.  I wasn't getting it!

Then I read the next part we are to "proclaim the Lord's death till he comes." (vs, 26)  What was the big deal about this statement?

As I meditated on it and asked the Lord why he was highlighting this to me it came to me that I really don't remember my covenant as well as I should.  He took all my sickness and gave me his divine health. (ref. 1Pet. 2:24) He took all my poverty and gave me all his abundance. (3John 2, Phl. 4:19)  He took all my guilt and gave me his peace of mind (ref. Rom. 8:11)  He took all my anxiety and gave me his plans and strategies (James 1:5, Ps. 112:4)  He took my orphan spirit and placed me in his family (ref. Rom 8:15, Heb. 13:5, Gal. 3:26)

Part of remembering our covenant is to enforce what it means.  If I know that healing was purchased for me on the cross of Calvary then I have no business allowing a cold or sickness to attack me.  I need to aggressively declare that sickness can't dwell in my body.  Some people calling this action "resisting the enemy."  (ref. James 4:9, 1Pet. 5:9)

If I know that God took all my poverty on the cross so that I could have abundance then I need to resist poverty, lack and famine with the word of God.  He wishes above all things that I might prosper and be in health even as my soul prospers. (3John 2) This includes finances.

If Jesus took all the judgement that we deserved so that we could have his peace then we need to enforce the victory that he won for us with promises from the word of God.  He is our peace! (Eph. 2:14) There is no condemnation anymore... correction yes, because he wants us to grow more and more like him, but never any condemnation. (Rom 8:29, 2 Tim 3:16-17)

We are his ambassadors now. We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (ref. 2 Cor. 5:20, 1 Pet. 2:9)

Communion has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  Now I know that the Lord wants me to reaffirm who I am in him and all that he purchased for me... aggressively.

May I encourage you to start taking communion at home and to really think about all that Jesus did for you?  He wants this for us.  The Bible says that all creation is awaiting the revealing of the sons of God that it might be delivered from it's bondage (ref. Rom 8:19-21)  Time is getting short.  It's up to us now. We are the generation that will stand for all he wants to do in the earth.

I bless you in Jesus' name.  May you know his love more deeply, may you walk with him more closely and may you hear his "well done" every day, In Jesus' name I ask. Amen!

I bless you abundantly; physically, mentally, financially, spiritually and relationally.
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Everlasting Burning


I was just reading some old journals and this really blessed me, so I thought I would share it. 
Enjoy!


Isaiah 33:14 says, "The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: "Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?" (italics mine)

vs.15 "He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil--


vs. 16 "this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him."

vs. 17 "Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar."

I was meditating on these verses and I started asking Holy Spirit to show me the king again.

All of a sudden I could see the King in all his beauty.  He was stunning!  He was clothed and haloed by fire.

He wants me to go hug him.  I am drawing closer and closer as I die to my way, my life, my opinions.

Heat... I can feel the heat from Him, yet I am not burning. It is Holy Spirit's heat.

His arms are open wide and He's beckoning me to come closer.  Do I dare?  "It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (Heb. 10:31)

Hang on... I have nothing else.  This is what I have dreamed of so many times over the years.  If I get vaporized He can recreate me.  I will be with Him... one way or the other.

Family... flashes through my mind. Sorry...  my steps are resolute.  I was created for this.  I was created for fellowship.

I can see the Father on his throne about 15 feet behind Jesus.  He is being careful not to move so that the glory exploding from Him won't knock me down.

I can hear the angels softly singing, "Holy, holy, holy..."  It is almost like they are holding their breath in anticipation-- of what?

Me!  In  Jesus' arms, right where I belong... the fire doesn't hurt!  I can feel the pulsing of the glory, like waves of the sea.  It's pulsing through me somehow.

Holy, holy, holy, love-- joy -- peace-- everything Holy Spirit is to me is flowing and pulsing through me.

Time is passing as I soak this revelation in.  I can feel so much joy now!! Time is standing still in His arms.

Jesus picked me up and carried me away from the Father a safe distance.

The angels are excited and happy.  I am clothed with His fire. There's a deep peace inside of me now. A really deep peace."
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That's what I got one night as I waited on Him.  We can never out give God.  He always pays us back more.
Let's receive more of his purifying fire in our lives.  Hebrews 12:28-29 says, "Therefore, since we are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire." Thank you Lord for more grace in our lives.  Help us to walk in the light of your countenance always. Amen!

Bless you richly!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spare Parts Room In Heaven


Once when I was worshiping God showed me a huge mansion in Heaven.  Jesus was beckoning me to come closer and I followed him into the mansion.  Past the entrance way there was a long hallway with gold doorknobs on the various doors.  We went to the second door on the right and Jesus told me to open the door.

In this room was a counter like what you see at a catalog store and there were shelves all along the walls and a beautiful conveyer system like what hotels have to check coats with.  The only difference was that these hangers had body parts on them.  There were hangers with different legs bones, arm bones, containers with organs in them and even a box with body part names written on papers that you would hand in to an attendant.  I was fascinated and in awe with the whole vision and not at all scared. 

The Lord then told me to use as many parts as I could, as there was an unending supply.  I came out of the vision and thought, "how do I do this?"

I thought about this vision over and over again and I kept asking the Lord how to do this. Well he heard my cry because soon enough I had the opportunity to practice.  I went on a ministry trip to the States with a girlfriend and we visited an elderly couple.

The husband wasn't saved so we kind of made small talk and I kept getting a sore shoulder.  I mentioned that someone must have a sore shoulder and started praying quietly to myself when the elderly man spoke up and said, "That's me."

I told him that when I get a word of knowledge that it means God is saying he wants to heal something and I asked him what was wrong with his shoulder.  Turns out that he had torn his rotator cuff a few months ago and it wasn't healing well at all.  His retirement dream was to play golf and this sore shoulder was ruining his retirement.

We prayed for him and nothing was happening initially. I asked the Lord what to do and he told me to get a rotator cuff from the spare parts room in Heaven so I closed my eyes, visualized the room and looked around for a rotator cuff.  It was on the counter.  I reached up and grabbed it and laid it on his shoulder by faith and said, "Okay I saw it in Heaven and I pulled it down and put it into your body. Now check it out."

He started to move his shoulder and then moved it more vigorously and his jaw dropped.  "It's better!" he exclaimed.

We then explained that the same God that loved him so much that he would heal his shoulder wanted to make sure that he would spend eternity in Heaven and not hell.  My girlfriend then led him in the sinner's prayer and he had joy like he never knew it. His face beamed!

That was three years ago and I'm happy to say that it has gotten easier and easier to go visit this room in heaven and download replacement body parts for people.

God is so good!  I am having so much fun!  I love to see people get healed!
So now that you know there is a room in Heaven with spare body parts in it ask the Lord to show you it when you are worshiping him some time.   I know my pastor has had a similar experience and he downloads body parts for people when the need arises.  If he can do it and I can do it then you can too!

I first heard about this room in Heaven from a preacher five or six years ago.  It took me a while to learn how to set my mind on Heavenly things and believe I could see into the Heavens by faith but it's been so worthwhile!

Have fun with the Lord.  The next time you seek him, consecrate yourself to him then ask him what to do step by step and soon you'll start seeing things in Heaven too.  He wants this for you more than you know!  We are supernatural beings now!

Bless you as you seek him!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
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P.P.S.  I have received many great comments about this post.   I'm glad it's encouraging people to step into healing.
 One comment about how this couldn't be possible because The Spare Parts room wasn't mentioned in the Bible needs a comment back.   Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, actually implying that it was closer than your hand in front of you!  Yet because we don't see it we discount it!  We shouldn't!  In the same way, just because you haven't seen a spare parts room doesn't mean it doesn't exist!   Jesus said that if everything he did was recorded it would fill up all the books on earth.  This is just one of those things that we are discovering in our time!
Finally,  Jesus said, "I do only those things that I see my Father in Heaven doing."   So how could he see his Father in heaven while he was on the Earth??  Since He is our example... that means that we can too!    So let your mind expand to consider the possibilities!   Jesus said we would even greater things!  Therefore, get with the program and cleanse your imagination so that it's a clean drawing board for Holy Spirit to show you stuff!  Bless you!
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Streets Are His Too!

The Cry Ottawa, 2011

God is good all the time! I want to declare that the streets are his too!

I heard about a preacher that invites people to his healing meetings so they can get healed and I think that's a wonderful thing to do.  He says that the faith of the other believers and the atmosphere in the meeting really helps the people, to start to believe, that healing is possible for themselves.

That's a good thought.  I want to be led by God all the time.  I used to invite people to services a lot. Now,  many times I find myself moving out and blessing and praying for people right where they are, whether it be the mall, grocery store etc. Then I follow up with an invitation to a healing service.

You see, my touch or prayer might be the only time they have felt the presence and power of God.  Also, they might not come to a church service because of all the connotations associated with it.  I know, but I know that when I bless a person they are receiving healing virtue and his presence.

So I guess we just need to be led by His love. When His love compels you to do something, however small, that's what we call compassion and that's God.  When He moves you to bless or pray for someone, we should always try to obey because that's how we bring God's kingdom to the earth.

If all of us would do this, we would see such a change in the atmosphere around our towns that people would come near us and get touched by  the power and presence of God. We would see whole towns blanketed by the glory of God.

That is so exciting to me.  It makes such a difference if a few believers are praying or praising over an area.  It prepares the atmosphere for signs and wonders.  I saw that at the Cry.  It was so easy to give out destiny words there. I prayed for people after we left and it was still easy, because I had a friend praying for me as I stepped out with encouraging words.

Then later when I visited a lady and my friend wasn't present with me, I started to cough when I tried to share a destiny word.  I knew that was an attack.  So I prayed my way through it, delivered the word and went on my way.

It's important to have prayer backup every day.  I try to get a friend to agree with me for God encounters, before I go out and I ask  them to pray in tongues as the Lord leads while I am out sharing. It really does help!


So,  my thought for the day is that the streets belong to God too and we can pray for people wherever Holy Spirit leads.  Just  get some prayer covering, follow Holy Spirit's lead and signs and wonders will follow your sharing, wherever you go. (ref. Mark 16:20) I declare that we are seizing the opportunities to make a difference for the Lord. Amen!

Have a great day with Him!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hospitality


Hospitality is a big part of my life.  I really enjoy having friends over and I regularly help at church functions.  You can usually find me in the kitchen or serving food.

As our churches grow I am finding that volunteering is one of the ways to better get to know people.  It's hard to build relationships when we meet,  have church then take off right away.  I am finding that to build trust I have to build relationships first.  I can't expect trust where there is no relationship happening.  As I know a person better, I feel I can trust them more and more.

I had a couple of nice chats with a few ladies in the kitchen yesterday and it just confirmed that I am in the right place.  I bring my ministry gifts wherever I go.  I can give an encouraging word wherever I am.

I remember a time when the wife of our guest speaker came into the kitchen and helped us do the dishes after pot luck.  We tried to tell her that we would do it, but she wanted to stay and help.  She was such a blessing and we got to ask her questions about ministry and the adventures she had been on.

She really encouraged my daughter to go to bible college.  She made quite an impact on us.  So many people want to be served, and yet this great lady was helping us clean up.

I never forgot it.  I try to lead by example too.

My pastors are great servants.  Many times I have seen them working behind the scenes or helping with the food while others are blissfully unaware of what's going on.  Somehow we get it all worked out and people get to eat and everybody is happy.   It's a joy that stretches us at times!

Anyhow,  that's my thought for the day.  Blessed are the volunteers, because God is rewarding them!  We can never out give God and as we are faithful in the little things He will add to us the bigger things.

"Thank You Lord that we are growing in favor with you and with people.  Thank You Lord that Your light is shining brightly through us!  Thank You Lord for using us today.  May we always be available to give an encouraging word or a empathetic ear to those around us.  Thank You Lord for anointing all the work of our hands. I decree more creativity and blessings flowing through our hands from now on. Amen!"

Bless you more than before, in Jesus' name!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

P.S. "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." (Mark 9:35)