The Nature Of Giving

The giver lives in you and flows through you to support his own work and bless people.

From Jackie Hyatt Lacy We have all sat through manipulative giving and intimidation tactics but if that abuse still determines our giving, then we haven’t yet known grace giving. In fact it is my opinion, that if the abuse of the past in the area of giving keeps us from giving then the manipulators of the past are still controlling us. I am not giving anyone the power to rule what I do and don’t do because of what they have done. It is time to renew our minds with His grace and acknowledge that there is Giver living in us and we can be demonstration of His giving nature and walk in His likeness. I don’t have to give to be blessed, I can give because I am blessed and I love to because it isn’t a discipline or a command, it is my nature. Thank God! end quote

Those who understand who they are and what they have will never be afraid to give, those who don’t will have to face their insecurity.

Our offerings have a fragrance they either smell like sweet grace or bitter law.

We give cheerfully when we give to who we love and believe in, when its from a passionate heart not a dead law.

Giving is a key that opens the door to abundance and liberates us from greed and spiritual resistance.

Under the old covenant it is if you will I will, but under the new it is an eternal I will it is settled.

If you don’t like hearing about giving you have probably heard it in condemnation or manipulation, but not liberty as it should be.

Giving is only giving when it is freely done, if it is through law, pressure, manipulation, or fear it is no longer giving, but it is stolen by persuasion.

You have been given all things even before you ever gave anything, the enemy cannot steal your true riches only the illusion of what you thought you had.

In Luke 6:38 when Jesus said give and it shall be given money is not mentioned, he was talking about judgment and forgiveness.

You are much richer than you think you are it isn’t valued by your bank account, but by your peace and relationships.

In giving don’t let your left hand (the natural) know what your right hand (Spiritual) is doing, but give from the spirit before God and as one with God.

Only give out of grace through faith and never give because of threats of being cursed if you don’t.

Giving in the understanding we already have all things is the highest form of giving.

A cheerful giver never gives to get something, but from an understanding they are one with God.

When we give from who we are in Christ we reject manipulation and human pressure and give from a faith that see’s unlimited kingdom resources.

Many years ago I started giving back to the people by putting money into their hands during personal ministry and I have seen needs met to the penny.

The richest man who ever lived died and left you an inheritance then rose again to become the executor of his own will.

You have been given an open heaven, every door is open, and the abundance of all things to enjoy.

If you believe God won’t bless if you don’t give or obey him, then you frustrate grace and limit yourself receiving from him.

Some people say God blesses me because I tithe I say its because that is what you believe is the condition for your blessing, the truth is he already blessed you with everything before you tithed or gave.

Your giving is the proof of your faith, but not a condition for God to bless you.

Give simply, spontaneously, cheerfully, systematically, and purposefully, but not from pressure fear or manipulation.

You are only as rich or poor as your source is, God is the possessor of heaven and earth.

Scott Stimson Sr.

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Why Disasters?

The whole creation is on tiptoe,  to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. Rom.8:19  (J.B. Phillips translation)
 
Many questions are asked about disasters in the earth I don’t have all the answers and sometimes the best answer is I just don’t know, but here are some things to consider as we look to the Lord. 
 
Here are some questions that arise.
 
(1)—–Is this God punishing man for their sinfulness?  The answer is NO!  God put the sin on Jesus at the cross.    (2 Cor.5:21)
 
(2)—–Is this a sign of the end of the world?  No !  Not anymore then any other disaster in the past 2000 years. 
 Consider this about tornados they have happened many other times in history, was it a sign of the end of the world when it happened a century ago or even before that?  We must not allow ourselves to be put in fear or mis-understanding thinking the end of time has come.
Jesus when he mentioned earthquakes and other events in Mt.24 or Mk.13:8 he said, ” this is the beginning of sorrows”  this word sorrows in the greek  means travail or birth pangs, not the end of the world, but the end of one thing is the birth of something new. 
 
(3)—–Is God trying to tell us something? always, but that is not the reason for the tornado God’s method for revelation is for us to embrace His son, and the Holy Spirit will teach us all truth.
 
(4)—– Did the devil do this?  I don’t believe so I know that is surprising to some, but the devil is not that big and powerful, and he is limited to what men do, he does not own the earth and never has he is a defeated foe, when we don’t have an answer for something we are quick to blame the devil or even God, someone may say well he is the prince and power of the air yes he is, but the word air in the greek is not that kind of air where the birds fly but the greek word “aer” meaning breath or respiratory.
 
(5)——How could a loving God let this happen?  It is truth that God is love, and His tender mercies are over all His works.  The Psalmist said ,”The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth has He given to the children of men.” (Ps.115:16)  God has placed us in charge of the planet yet God is the owner, but we are still his managers authority of the planet is in our hands so we must come into our own together. 
 Here is what is happening;  the earth is in travail giving birth to a new day waiting to be free from the pain of an old creation called  “The first Adam” and delivered into the glory of a new creation called the” last Adam ”  We also groan within our  physical body waiting for the manifestation (Greek-apokalupsis)  un-covering or revealing  of God’s dear son’s or the disclosing or coming  read Rom. 8 especially verse 19
 
(6) Can we learn something from this?  Absolutely!  We can learn more than we can say in this article.  we can learn what is most important in life, and that it is not things, but people.
 
Scott Stimson Sr.

The Gates Of The City

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. Rev.21:12

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. Rev.21:21

Heb.12:22 But you “have” come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God

You are the city of God the lambs wife, there is one street of gold in you it is his nature, the lamb is your light and you have no need of sun (natural light) nor the moon (artificial light) your gates must always remain open, and your foundation cannot be broken.

There are two cities of Jerusalem one from above that is free which we have now come to in Christ, and the one from beneath which is still in bondage with her children.

“But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother”. Galatians 4:26

Each gate in the city is one pearl which is made by one grain of sand at a time (truth) in the deep darkness (hopelessness) through the secretions within the Oyster which involves pain.

The 12 Gates of the City:

There is a gate of grace its the high praise of deliverance called the pearl of Judah.

There is a gate of grace we go through called a troop it is where we experience the battle and find total victory, it is the pearl of Gad.

There is a gate of grace we go through called happiness, it is the pearl of Asher.

There is a gate of grace we go through that causes us to forget our past hurts and trauma. Called the pearl of Manassah.

There is a gate of grace called hearing this is when our ear is opened to revelation knowledge, it is the pearl of Simeon

There is a gate of grace we must go through called a habitation of rest, it is called the pearl of Zebulon.

There is a gate of grace we go through that joins us together as one it is called the pearl of Levi.

There is a gate of grace we go through called divine increase it is the pearl of Ephraim.

There is a gate of grace we go through where our focus changes from being a servant to behold a son, it is called the pearl of Reuben.

There is a gate of grace we go through the son of my right hand speaks of authority and favor it is called the pearl of Benjamin.

There is a gate of grace we go through where we find our reward is not in earthly success or perishable things but in Christ, it is called the pearl of Issachar.

There is a gate of grace we go through where we know what it is to be left alone and wrestle unto a new day, it is the pearl of Naphtali.

Each gate of the city is an experience we have in Christ that produced a pearl something that will not be taken away, the experience becomes a precious pearl.

Scott Stimson Sr.

What Is A Revival?

The very word revival means to breathe life into that which is dead or that which is dying.


In modern terms it takes on many different meanings sometimes nothing more than a week of meetings at a church where a few people come to the Lord, and the church adds a couple of new families only to do the same thing again next year, also to some it is experiencing the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that would be called a revival.

 Many others think that revival is happening because of the crowds of people that come to conferences or special meetings where the praise of men and money are enormous, but of course this is certainly not a real revival.  

“We are to be a revival not just have one”

8 ways we will know when it is a real revival:

(1)—–When the moving of the Holy Spirit is so great and awesome it cannot be marketed or controlled when we can no longer seize the moment to feed our greed

 (2)—–When political and religious leaders humble themselves under the mighty hand of God.  when they consider their title, seniority, and praise from men to be worthless, when they are more focused on people than popularity.

(3)—–When we are Christ centered and Kingdom focused When the gospel of Jesus Christ is fully preached  not a prophetic interpretations of the news.

(4)—–When we are truly impacting and imparting to the generations to come, as leaders, mentors, and parents.

(5)—–When signs,wonders and miracles are common place, and those who would use them for greed would face divine intervention.

(6)——When relationships in the body of Christ are in covenant love, and not political when we actually can have relationship with those that we support, and they are not just a celebrity media image.

(7)——-When the people are doing the ministry and the need for a five fold ministry is more remote,  this will happen when the church has come to the knowledge of one new man, and there is no difference between the laity and the clergy.

(8)—–When the walls between the secular and the sacred are torn down,and people evangelize through relationships and the light of the glory of God shines out of darkness, and a true witness of the finished work of Jesus Christ is manifest through kingdom authority.

 

Scott Stimson Sr.

How The Apostles Died/ The Death of Jesus

1. Matthew suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.

2. Mark died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.

3. Luke was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.

4. John faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome; however, he was miraculously delivered from death.John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison Island of Patmos. He wrote the Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.

5. Peter he was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.

 6. James the leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller’s club.* This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.

7. James the Great Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.

8. Bartholomew also known as Nathaniel, he was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.

9. Andrew He was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: ‘I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.’ He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.

10. Thomas was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the Sub-continent.

11. Jude was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

12. Matthias the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

13. Paul was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundation doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

  Jesus’ Death :The Death of Jesus  at the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. at the time Crucifixion it was the”worst” kind of death criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the Cross by His hands and feet. Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There’s a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder.

The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the Wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus, He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water From his wounds. From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side… But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The Crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture. ” He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood. Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest…All these without mentioning the humiliation He suffered after carrying His own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed). Jesus had to endure this experience, to open the Gates of Heaven, So that you can have free access to God. So that your sins could be “washed” away. All of them, with no exception! Don’t ignore this situation.JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU  and as you.

Author Unknown

A People Of His Feet

There is in this day a people who are the  feet of the body they carry the weight of the entire body of Christ every nerve ending in the body is in them they are a foundation for others to stand upon they have been tested in the furnace of affliction and washed by the master, they are beautiful unto all they are sent too they are hidden until he walks Jesus the head has need of them to subdue the earth and bear witness of his victory over every enemy.

7 things about a feet people

(1)–Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.

 This speaks to us of something symbolic a people who have been washed from the dirt of earthly influence first Adam dust realm and it is brought about through the servant ministry of Jesus living in them and serving through them for he is the servant of servants.

2–His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. Rev. 1:15

The people of his feet have been burned in the furnace they have been tried afflicted through the fire and burned as fine brass which speaks of judgment and now their lives judge circumstances meaning they restore to order wherever they walk.

3–The last enemy that will be abolished is death. For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 1 Cor.15:26-27

“A feet people will subdue all enemies including death itself they have been given full dominion in the earth and nothing can resist them”.

You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. Psalms 91:13  “A feet people trample all the powers of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt them.”

4—Isa.52:7–How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of (him) who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Romans 10:15 –And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of (them) who bring good news!”

 The feet of (him) in Isaiah has now become the feet of (them) in Romans him is now many membered.

5–And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.

“The head Jesus cannot say to the feet I have no need of you the head comes first in child birth and the feet last this is the time for his feet to be seen in the earth.

6–Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

This feet people are anointed with a special anointing it cost them much, such as reputation, will, relationships, careers personal dreams, they’ve been hurt, bruised, wounded yet they stand the world is not worthy except by grace they are anointed for burial and they know the fellowship of his sufferings.

7–The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of “my feet” glorious. Isa. 60:13

This feet people are the exhibition of God in the earth a divine expression of everything the head has done and desires a first fruit unto God and the lamb.

Other examples of the feet

A sun clothed woman and the moon under her feet.

The heaven is my throne the earth is my foot stool

Ruth uncovered Boaz feet in Ruth 3

Mephibosheth was lame on his feet 2 sam. 9

King Asa was diseased in his feet.

His feet came down upon the mount of Olives which is the place of his anointing head and body yet one mountain and one anointing.

Scott Stimson Sr.

Declaring The Simplicity Of Christ And The Riches Of His Kingdom