Posted by: dougfloyd | June 6, 2012

A,B,Cs of Prayer Ministry

The A, B, C’s of effective prayers for other people goes something like this: “Always Begin Crying!” You have the gift of showing mercy if you weep with those that are weeping. You are blessed if you have been given the supernatural gift of empathy. In our natural man’s reaction, we begin to talk or ask questions when we hear a prayer request. If we are operating in our supernatural gifting, we begin to weep over what the devil has done.

Or we may laugh and dance if the first revelation also shows us any spiritual problem that may be killing, stealing, or destroying the ones we are praying for. This was a new revelation to me and was prompted by 4th party prayer requests for several precious souls. Herein is an example of what was given, [with names changed to protect the guilty] with words of knowledge provided by the minister.

Examples:

Bobby- asks for provision and finance; needs a closer relationship with Christ.

Dede- desires a closer relationship with Christ; needs separation from alcohol, the wrong people and influences.

Jane- asks for wisdom and favor on her job; needs patience with everyone whom she encounters.

I have been a prayer believer since age 21 when prayer got me off of Big Frog Mth. with an overnight healing of an ankle sprang that was so bad- help was needed to get the boot off. In the morning there was no pain or swelling, but I regret to admit: no thanks returned. The past 57 years have been a school of effectual praying, and I am thankful!

If the D, E, F, of intercessory prayer is: “Don’t Entertain Faults!” Then G, H, I is

To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | May 29, 2012

The God Box

Memorial Day 2012

THE GOD BOX

About 3,000 years ago the news spread like wild fire among the Canaanites- that which they had feared for 40 years was upon them. Fear put them in a panic because the Israelites that had come through the Sea while the Egyptians and their god Pharaoh had all been drowned-was now at their door. However the Jordan river, [In Tennessee we would call it a creek.]was a raging torrent because it was the rainy season. The Canaanites expected that there would be no attack for weeks, until the river receded.

Little did the heathen know that the true GOD who answers by fire was going to make a way through the flood that very day. For about 40 years the Israeli GOD had agreed to dwell among His people in a gold plated box and permitted His people to carry Him along with then in The Ark of the covenant. Now Joshua was told to have the priests take up the Ark on their shoulders and walk into the raging flood waters. As soon as their feet touched the river- Joshua chapter 3: The river parted.

1,000 years later, a hermit comes out of the wilderness to make disciples and baptize them in this same place. On this day the 12 stone monument on the west bank bear witness and the 12 stones in the river shout “amen!”, because The GOD that answers by fire had come out of that box and sent HIS only Son, the Lamb that takes away the sin of all who call on HIS Name, into the earth.

Friend, will you not hear and say yes to the only one who volunteered to shed HIS blood and die on the cross, that you might have eternal life? For more information please see the Bible book of Mark.

If you refuse, it is ordained that one of these Ebenezer stones will take your place in praising The Living GOD who escaped from that box.
To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | March 30, 2012

Occupy

3-20-12

Fellowship to the max.

OCCUPY

Luke 19:13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
and said unto them, “Occupy till I come”.
A modern English version translates the word “occupy” as “do business”. We
remember that while he was still a child- JESUS confessed that He “Must be about His
FATHERS business”. I must now examine my own lifestyle to find out if I am
occupying until JESUS comes.
Please indulge my 3rd childhood and answer this door.
Knock-knock. “Who is there”
“Front door”
“What front door”
“The front door that is the back door as soon as you come inside”

Most church buildings are built so that when you enter the front door you arrive at
the back door of the assembly. As you leave the assembly by the back door you find
yourself at the front door again.
After the resurrection from the dead our LORD and SAVIOR went looking for
the disciples. For over 3 years our LORD led the disciples up and down over the
countryside. Outdoors He taught, He healed the sick, He cast out devils, HE cleansed
lepers, and He raised the dead. Now He found His disciples meeting in a building with
the doors locked and a doorkeeper. Our LORD just passed through the wall to show
Himself to His disciples.
John 20: 22 After saying this, He breathed on them and said:
“Receive the HOLY SPIRIT”.

WHAT NOW ?

Acts 1
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the
Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy
Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in
all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he had
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of
their sight.

JESUS then sends His disciples back outdoors and even today, is not our
FATHERS business to occupy- out there, out where the people are waiting for the good
news?

To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | February 18, 2012

The Tree that was the Cross

February 16,2012

Joyce Kilmer*
I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest, against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear, a nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain, who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me, but only GOD can make a tree

A tree climbing view.

I dreamed that I saw a tree, cut down and altered by men to be a door pin. The
only way that a door can open and close is that the hinges swing on a pen: the henge
pen. In my dream~the door was the so called Pearly Gates of heaven. The henge pen
was “the cross.”
When I woke up the spiritual song playing on the Christian radio station was:
“The Old Rugged Cross”. I have not sung it for decades but I need a miracle so I am
now partaking of all 4 verses. The scriptures are Acts 2: 22-24, Luke 23: 33-34,
Galatians 3: 13

• I suggest you Google him to be blessed by his humble life and encouraging
witness.
• To really see a tree I suggest you visit the Joyce Kilmer National Wilderness;
located in the S. W. corner of North Carolina. For a mystical experience read
Isaiah 55: 11-13 as you behold a so called “virgin forest”.

Posted by: dougfloyd | February 15, 2012

Thorns

Feb. 14, 2012                                                                               A thorny view.
TARES
Genesis 3:18a   “It will produce thorns and thistles for you,”

Before the fall, Adam and Eve did right because they let GOD dictate “right”. After the fall, Adam and Eve decided what was OK for them to do. No doubt they made a few correct choices but many of their decisions, [like ours today], were wrong. Cane and Able walked on the same path until Cane killed his brother Able.

In the land that ABBA FATHER prepared for the descendent’s of Abraham, there are over 200 types of plants that bare thorns, thistles, and tares. The Promised Land has more thorn plants than any other country in the world.*

    1. Hebrews 12:22-24

22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
The blood of sheep and goats could not do it. An offering of grains and vegetables [so necessary for daily bread], could not do it. However- because JESUS died on the cross, His innocent blood was accepted by a righteous FATHER GOD as a substitute for our sin: HE was crowned KING OF THE JEWS with thorns.
In Genesis- when the ram trapped by thorns was a substitution for the death of the son of promise, [and in Abraham’s seed~ also the redeemed], HIS innocent blood was acceptable in place of our blood.
Thorns cause blood to flow. As Paul was given a thorn in his flesh, was he not reminded constantly of the offense of the cross and the part that thorns have in our salvation.
Matthew 13
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?

To be continued.
*Cruden’s concordance

Posted by: dougfloyd | February 1, 2012

Obtaining Holiness

2-1-12 A view of holiness.
THE SEAMLESS ROBE
John 19
23 ¶ Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
In our culture, indeed all over the world, some religious orders or individuals show their “holiness” by unique appeal and\or appearance. In the natural order of our civilization, the is widely accepted. However the view I seek is the supernatural inward mark of a mystical experience.
On the day that GOD died on a cross that all natural born men, women, boys and girls might go free—it was discovered that underneath His outer clothing was underclothing that only the rich could own: a seamless robe. No doubt this loincloth was given Him by His own ABBA FATHER as the sign that “this is my only begotten son, I AM well please with Him”. A badge of holiness if you can receive it. A gift of love for a son that was obedient, even unto death on the cross.
Almost 1,000 years before: Jacob, son of Izaak, son of Abraham— had given his beloved son Joseph a loincloth of many colors. About 500 years later, ABBA FATHER gave orders that a priest [a minister] Exodus 20: 26 & 28: 42-43, must be wearing underpants before he could ascend the alter to make sacrifice for the sins of the people.
I have to ask myself if my holiness is how I have adorned the outside of my body? Or is my holiness an inner work, a spiritual love gift from my own Heavenly FATHER?
To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | January 25, 2012

Circle Up History

1-25-12
A historical view.
CHURCH HISTORY as seen from the rocking chair on by back porch.
I can only speak about 1934 to the present- so pull up a rocker, fasten your seat belt, and
put you brains in gear, because- “We are off in circles.”
When I was in high school we would have dances in the gym once a month. They
were called square dances [I warned you to fasten your seat belt]. But they were really
dancing in a circle as the caller always began with “Circle up 4 and off we go. Chicken
in the bread pan pecking at the dough!”
Now the way I read church history and tradition-after the apostles carried out their
commission and passed on- with only “word of mouth” WORD for the most part to
guide them; the 2nd century church continued to grow. Even as many were killed for
believing! Why would they die for their faith?
Why? I think it was because of circles: Prayer circles.

To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | January 9, 2012

Lighting

1\7\12

The bright idea view.

This Little Light Of Mine

I have been told that as a baby, I was plopped in the kitchen floor while Mother
worked at the counter. I found sugar that had been spilled on the floor and proceeded to
lick the sweet off of both hands as fast as I could go. [There is prophecy for that: Isaiah
7: 15&16]. Ever since then I have had a sweet tooth and a problem with self control.
My present problem is replacing a 100 watt light bulb. The choice is between a 23
watt florescent or a 75 watt incandescent. About then I noticed a shoppers guide that
suggested that I “might prefer indirect lighting so that the bulbs are mostly hidden from
view and all you see is the light, not the source.” Hummmmmmmmmm.
Brothers that will preach! If I do not appear to be the source then our LORD
JESUS gets the praise and glory. Please let me tell you a story concerning alms giving
that falls way outside any piramiter of self control or letting ones light shine that I have
ever dreamed of.

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made
manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Our good deeds, or lack thereof, are of what the world takes note. The world finds
so much fault with done deeds or undone deeds that about 40 years ago I decided to not
defend or make excuse for myself. As Paul said: “I am what I am.”

Yesterday I learned something new about an intended good deed. May I share it
with you? There is something odd about intended good deeds, I learned it as a teenager.
No matter what you do do or do not do—the devil is going to point out to you that you
did it wrong. That was when I embraced Paul’s theology. This goes double for alms
giving because you fear that you might be helping a drunkard buy more whiskey, for
example. All the above was on my mind yesterday when I did something-then GOD did
something- then, well, let me back up to the beginning of what I call my “getting rolled
by a wheelchair” story.

Last Tuesday I was eating a chocolate malt lunch in a warm restaurant when I
noticed a man in a wheelchair coming down the side street. He would often stop to rest
and it looked like he had a cardboard sign. I watched as he rolled up to the corner, and
parked facing traffic. It was a cold, windy day so my bowels of compassion growled as I
watched him out there.

I took a bill out of my billfold and slid it into a pocket. [Advice from the police:
don’t open your purse or wallet in front of panhandlers. If they attack you or threaten
you-throw the money one way and you run the other way.] I went to talk to him instead
of going to my warm truck. I wanted to get close enough to him to smell his breath.
Then I noticed where he had come from- a pain clinic.

He did not have a sign. It was an x-ray of his spine from his primary care doctor.

My heart went out to him and the denomination of the bill in my pocket burned, burned,
burned. His story was that he was waiting on transportation after being laughed at and
ridiculed by a woman doctor at the clinic. She refused to take him as a patient and said
that he should not even need a wheelchair.

The man in the wheelchair was speaking in a normal voice and was not whining.
Then he paused and looked at me. “Are you homeless?” He took off his gloves and
handed them to me. “You don’t have any gloves, here take these.”

I refused his offer and was speechless. I mumbled something about praying for his
spine to be healed so the pain would be gone. Then after I got back in my warm truck
and drove away, I thought about the wheelchair man out in the cold and the bill in my
pocket that was burning, and burning, and burning.

The next day I got a haircut and promised my self not to look so scruffy in 2012. I
am still undecided: Do you offer an angel a tip after he serves you?

To be continued.

Posted by: dougfloyd | January 4, 2012

Fruit Basket

January 2, 2012

A fruit bearing view.

Fruit Basket Turn Over

On Christ Day Eve I dreamed that a gift basket of delicious fruit was picked up
from a banquet table and turned over. The dead ripe, at the peak of its flavor and
nourishment, fruit* scattered up and down the table that was set up for a feast. From one
end of the table to the other, and some even on the floor, the fruit was displayed in its
glory as it was released from the confines of the basket.
When I sought the LORD for the interpretation, the Transfiguration story came to
mind. I have read it often but in my dream I was overhearing the subject of the
discussion.
At least I heard some of the dialog. Moses, Elijah, and JESUS were discussing how
much the worship liturgy of GOD’s chosen people had changed from the garden, to the
day of the tabernacle in the wilderness and the day of Elijah’s school of the prophets,
then came the glory days of the Temple on Mt. Zion. Next the long period of the
synagog tradition of the elders. The Lord was teaching that His death on the cross was
for “who-so-ever will”, before and after the death, burial, and resurrection.
My revelation concerns the variety of the fruit and that some fruit was judged to
be naughty by the other fruit. The types of the liturgy that was set in place by GOD;
has changed as the centuries roll on.

Liturgy Changes
Abel to Patriarchs -An offering of the firstling of the flock-with the fat
Abraham’s gift to the class of judge\prophet\ priests-after the order of Melchizedek
Tabernacle in wilderness to David’s tabernacle that will be rebuilt
Solomon’s temple to the deportation
Synagogs to present [to todays social club temples]
From the Cross & the Church of 1 century, to the Orthodox church, to the
Protestant church Denominations through he 20th century, to home churches and the 21st
century fruit basket upset; where do we go from here? Methinks the church+ coffee
house+ nightclubs all on the same campus, of our generation.

To be continued.

*There were also some nuts in the basket, but that is another subject.

Posted by: dougfloyd | January 1, 2012

In Touch with Touch

December 31, 2011

An essential view.

IN TOUCH WITH TOUCH

In the natural creation, chemistry is divided into 2 compartments: Organic and
Inorganic. In the supernatural creation: the living and the dead. All of the organic
compounds on earth have the element “carbon” in them. From germs to giants, in the
natural, all animals have carbon in them. All of the carbon on earth now, has come from
another living plant or animal; the supernatural First Cause of creation- if you can
receive it.
Let us begin with a definition that we may use to make a devision in the animal
kingdom, between all of the other animals and mankind.
1 Humans are the only animals that can conceive of and pull off a pun.
2 Humans are the only animals that can laugh at a pun.
3 Humans are the only animals that wither and die without therapeutic touch.
This change is most evident in the human brain, being the lifestyle of Romans 1: 18-32.

Compassionate Touch

In James 5:14, the elders are authorized to lay hands on the sick when they prey
for them. The anointing with oil could be a therapeutic message or it could be an act of
obedience that brings healing by a drop touched onto the forehead. The Samaritan who
found a wounded, naked man beside the road and ministered to him is one of the best
known stories in the Bible. The healing began there beside the road with the oil and the
wine. A compassionate touch by a good news minister has to be a healing art that rivals
any M.D. in a modern practice.
More than one time a therapeutic kiss is mentioned in scripture. The story of the
prodigal son returning home to received a hug and a kiss from his father is the catalyst
for this paper.

To be continued.

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