Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Einstein on Imagination

Albert Einstein said:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know
and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,

and all there ever will be to know and understand.”


“What is Success”
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the approval of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one’s self;
To leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived…


This is to have succeeded.


Monday, April 21, 2014

New Zealand Maori From Island Breeze Ministry

What a joy to meet these members of Island Breeze this past weekend. They were ministering at Glory of Zion over the Resurrection weekend conference.

The facial markings are traditionally permanent. The depict the status in the the tribe and also the family history.


I so love to see cultures redeemed and used for the glory of God. A couple of days ago I posted a maori war dance using stick techniques - Here is another photo of Maori warrior dancers (Island Breeze) worshiping alongside Church worship team:

Here are some dancers from Taiwan worshiping during the early Sunday morning Resurrection service:

Sunrise

Taiwanese Worship Dancers

When everything was over, the shofar players
just let loose!! No one wanted to go home
video

I love to see all generations and nations
worshiping together

 ...and the lead singer from the
old Christian rock band, Petra


Sunday, April 20, 2014

45 Years Ago

Today is my spiritual birthday!! 45 years ago (Resurrection Sunday 1969 at Ngaruawahia NZ) Jesus won my heart and I have run after Him ever since. He is Faithful and True. Thank You my Savior!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Glory of Zion - Passover Conference

Right now I am in the Dallas area at the Glory of Zion Passover conference. This is Chuck Pierce's church - wonderful meetings!

Today during the worship, a New Zealand Maori brother who lives in Hawaii, did a maori war dance and put some serious hurting on the devil:


video


Here are some pictures from the meetings:


Chuck Pierce Prophesying

The worship team

I love this guy!! (Of course!!)

Cindy Jacobs spoke tonight
I was a little far back, but a good view on the screen.
Wonderful message.

Waring with flags

Me playing around back at the hotel
My friend, Jaime, bought a Tallit


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Don't Fall Short



There are two things in the Bible where we fall short - glory and grace. At first glance, they appear to be two unrelated issues, but they are very much linked:

Rom. 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,



Heb. 12:15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

Both of these (glory and grace) are too important to do half heartedly. They require our utmost dedication. 

Grace is an inescapable expression of God's glory...and glory is a reflection of grace.

The glory of God is the ultimate goal of our existence. Paul says that all mankind has sinned and fallen short of glory. We haven't fallen short of salvation...or missions etc. sin has caused us to fall short of the glory

and... 

Grace the way to reach God's glory. The writer to the Hebrews insists that we must not fall short of grace.

I am in pursuit of these two expressions of God's great favor and love...I long for more of both in my life - come Lord!



Monday, April 14, 2014

Triumph Over Your Past — And Boldly Face Your Future



Here is an article that came from The Elijah List today - it was written by Bobbly Conner. This goes with the repentance theme from the past few days:

God Restores and Refreshes

Dear Believer, we have entered a new season. It is the season of a fresh start! We are in a divinely appointed time of refreshing and restoring:
"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame" (Joel 2:25-26).
This is a new day in which you may boldly declare, "Old things have passed away!" (see Isaiah 48:6-7).
God Offers Forgiveness
One of the sweetest words in any language is the word forgiven! God promises that even if your sins are red like crimson – bright, obvious, glaring, unmistakable – they have been forgiven, washed white as snow, because of the crimson Blood of Christ (see Isaiah 1:18)!
Not just a few sins or a handful of mistakes, but each and every betrayal, sin, and offense is under the Blood of Christ. Each and every mistake is forgotten and erased. Truly, beloved, it makes no difference how twisted and tangled your life has been or now is: Through the shed Blood of Christ at Calvary, God has made all forgiveness and grace abound toward you!
Heaven and earth may pass away, but "His compassions fail not" (Lamentations 3:20-22). Why? Because Christ Jesus already bore our sins and iniquities!
...Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12
God Forgets Your Past

Through our repentance, God always makes a way to free us from our past. Brothers and sisters in Christ, take this encouragement to heart: Do not let your past failures keep you from experiencing your future victories! Remember this vital promise:
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:1-2 KJV).
The Lord has already lavished you with abundant, extravagant forgiveness and grace to empower you to leave behind every single past sin and failure, the days of regret, doubt and fear, the many missed opportunities and failed relationships, the seasons of backsliding and passivity, the detours of the works of the flesh.
As we believe His Word of forgiveness and set our heart to seek the Lord, we will find overwhelming grace and mercies for each day (see Jeremiah 29:12-13). Never give up; never give in again to a mindset of guilt and failure (see Hebrews 10:35). You were created by your Maker to carry His glory and presence into a lost and dying world. God has confidence in you (see Deuteronomy 28:13). Remember, you are His choice (see Ephesians 2:10), chosen for "such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).
God Redeems Your Wounds
Truly, it was by the stripes of Jesus Christ that we were healed (see Isaiah 53:5). Take comfort in this, dear Believer: Even the wounds that you have suffered will become great avenues of healing. When we are healed from our wounds, then we receive grace for healing others! We bring Christ's healing and comfort to others in the areas in which we ourselves have been afflicted (see 1 Thessalonians 5:11).
God Brings Breakthrough!
God is even now releasing divine favor to us for accomplishing great exploits for His glory. In Psalm 84:11 (NLT), we learn how He lavishes His blessings of grace and glory:
"For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
Even if you have not succeeded in previous days and years, do not lose heart! God is saying, "Try again!" It is time to regroup and try again, knowing that failure is never God's plan (see Jeremiah 29:11). You will see doors open that were closed to you previously. God is granting breakthrough.
I pray that your entire family will experience the overwhelming love and favor of God as you leave the past behind and boldly take hold of the blessings and promises of God!

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries
Email:manager@bobbyconner.org
 Website: BobbyConner.org

Bobby Conner: This "Gentle Giant" is uniquely anointed with refreshing humor and razor-sharp prophetic accuracy, which has been documented around the world. Bobby's dynamic capacity to release outstanding demonstrations of the miraculous – healings, signs and wonders – reveals the very heart of the Father toward us! Surviving a dramatic abortion attempt by his mother, being rescued again by the hand of God from drug dealing and suicide, the story of Bobby Conner is a display of a man who now walks in his God-ordained destiny to set others free! Highly esteemed as an internationally acclaimed conference speaker, Bobby has ministered effectively to over 45 foreign countries as well as here in the States for many years.