What’s Wrong With the Media?

If you knew someone was lying would you sit and listen to him? Since when did the media start reporting what is not true in order to push their agenda? Probably in the last 6-10 years. I personally have given up watching the news because it’s filled with fear. How do we uncover why the media is so fake these days? It reminds me of a verse in the Bible:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  Isaiah 5:20

This is it! The media is twisting everything and calling evil good and good evil.

Here’s an article about a news reporter who admits she was paid to lie.

There is someone we fight who is called the “father of lies.” If we are supposed to cast his lies down, why would we sit an listen to lies on tv?

We need to pray for new media stations to rise up that will speak the truth.

Ask, Seek, and Knock

God is not a respecter of persons so if He does something for someone else, He will most likely do it for you too! So instead of being jealous, we can say “Lord- please do that for me too!”I remember a time when I had my Bargain Shopper Lady blog, one of my good blogger friends had gotten an interview with a local tv station. I was so excited for her and I prayed, “God if you want to do that for me too, please do!” I am not joking when I tell you that about an hour later, I checked my email and there was an email from a tv station asking me to do an interview. 

God loves you so much and He longs to bless you – if you will believe that He will. 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 

Why Do We Care About Our Land but Not Our Debt?

We recycle and are green and try our best to leave our land in better shape for our children but what about our countries debt? It is increasing by the day. Why does this not bother us? Why do we give our enemies in other countries millions of dollars that we do not have? What happens when our debt catches up to us? What will it do to our children? 

What does the Word say about debt? Here is what I found.

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We fight in our country for our freedom. Yet, we are not free in the area of money. I have an urgent desire to pray for our financial state in America. Will you join me? Pray for our finances and that we will get out of debt for our children. 

Trusting God in Your Storms

If your life had a major event and you experienced a trauma of some kind, would you trust God in the midst of your storm? 

He’s calling you out upon the waters. He wants you to look at Him and not the storm. He has all the peace that you need. He doesn’t want you to sink, He wants you to walk on water! We can do this by focusing on Him. Know that God is bigger than your biggest problem!

God’s eyes roam to and from the Earth looking for those who’s hearts are fully committed to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9) 

God is looking to raise up an army who can handle life’s storms. He is looking for soldiers who put Him first, trust in Him, and truly love others. Will you answer the call? Now is the time!

God is Calling in The Wounded Warriors

  The Lord spoke to me today and said,”I’m calling in the wounded warriors.” There’s nothing more painful than being wounded by the Church. Somehow our wounds sting harder knowing that a Christian brother or sister hurt us. If this is you, God is calling you in to press into Him. I have been a wounded warrior. I wish I could share what happened to me, but it’s very painful and the Lord has asked me not to dredge up my past now that it’s healed. Please know that I do feel for you and understand you if you are a wounded warrior. The enemy can use anyone and He often uses Christians to hurt others. He knows it could possibly drive someone away from God. However, God wants you to know that He longs for you to come to Him for comfort. He never wants anything to get in the way of your relationship with Him and He can heal you if the enemy over played His hand in your life. Your wounds run deep but His love for you runs deeper. He’s calling you out upon the waters to step out in faith with Him. In the Bible, Jesus often rebuked the religious leaders. Today there is still the same spirit as there was then. It is the Religious Spirit. It seeks to wound the Bride, yet allows Christians to forget that without love, we are nothing. I believe that everyone has some aspect of a Religious spirit, especially if you grew up in the Church. Ask God to heal you of all aspects of it so you can more effectively love others. Rebuke it and replace it with the Holy Spirit. Remember wounded warriors, that Christians are humans too. This is helpful because we have to forgive. Forgive the ones that wounded you and allow God to place His healing hand on your heart. Use your scars to thrust you into your destiny, a place to love everyone, especially the outcasts of the church. If we can unite in love, we would have a powerful fight against the enemy. He knows that a house divided cannot stand. Think of someone you can unite together with today and make a decision to love today because without love, we are nothing.

Raindrops From Heaven

I saw a beautiful picture from Azusa Now of a painting of raindrops of fire from Heaven. It reminded me that the Lord recently gave me the verse “Jesus wept.” Then I saw a picture of God’s tears falling from Heaven. The Lord was sad because of the state of our Nation. He then said that in His loving kindness, He is pouring out His Spirit on the Earth to help us right now.

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17

The Lord wants us to seek His heart and not do things with the motive to please man.

Have you felt strong winds lately? The Lord whispered to me that this is the Holy Spirit. He is pouring out His Spirit as He promised. We are going to need it for the Harvest Revival that is coming. We will need to trust God in the midst of the storms that come in our lives.

 

God’s Presence on Earth

The Lord woke me up one morning and showed me the history of the Chatlotte Panthers and how He built their stadium in an old lumberyard. He’s using the lumber to build a building in the spiritual realm to hold His presence. He’s also using the lumber to reconstruct the church to seek His heart instead of a man made church service.

 The Lord shared with me that the Panthers are symbolic of the outcasts that he is calling to himself. He’s calling those who are called “animals” or even groups that feel opressed such as The Black Panthers. He’s bringing in the ones the world would calls “losers.” Couldn’t the Panthers be symbolic of this? They lost the Super Bowl this year. In Charlotte we are all broken-hearted about the Super Bowl and we can relate to the outcasts.

Here’s the thing, even though the Panthers lost, in my heart they are still winners. I love them so much I almost forgot they lost the game. God feels the same way about His lost sheep! He loves them so much, He still sees them as winners. The world can call them whatever they want, His heart is always for them. 

In the Old Testament the priests had to be completely pure or they would die in the Holy of Holies. Now God’s sending His presence to help us go into the secret place, so we can worship in the Spirit and in truth. 

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.””

‭‭John‬ ‭4:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I believe God’s presence will be so amazing that we will surrender our idols in obedience to God, and  we will enter into the Holy of Holies. Those who do worship in the Spirit and in truth will enter into God’s presence in a new way. They will carry God’s presence and will be used by the Lord to greatly bless others. Now is the time to Worship! 

Why Someone with a Jezebel Spirit usually Has to Leave Their Church

No one wants a Jezebel spirit, but many times if someone is healed of a Jezebel spirit, they still may need to leave their church. 

Here’s why:

The book of Revelation says that a Jezebel spirit is a seducing spirit that leads someone to idolatry, meaning they end up putting someone over God. The Jezebel spirit is usually (but not always) opressing a female. A male may feel a very seducing sexual pull when they are around a female with a Jezebel spirit, especially if they are more prone to struggle with lust. The Jezebel spirit makes the woman feel a pull towards the male as well. When someone feels the pull, the best thing to do is to avoid the other person, especially if one or both of the people are married. If they go out of their way to seek out this person, they will most likely make a huge mistake or the Lord will ask them to cut all ties with the person. This can create job loss or relocation for the sake of a healthy marriage. If members of a church are pulled to a female with a Jezebel spirit, even if the female gets healed, she will most likely need to switch churches to create a healthy environment. Many men will remember the pull that they had towards her and the healthiest thing may be to cut them off.

Rejoice if you have been healed of a Jezebel spirit but know that it might be healthy to make a new start and find a new church. The Lord will lead you in what to do.

If you feel a strange sexual pull towards men often, you may have a Jezebel spirit. Ask God to heal you. Find a friend or church that does deliverance near you if you need help getting set free.

What if The Super Bowl is Still Prophetic of Revival?

The Lord has been telling me to Ask, Seek, and Knock.

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

I recently I asked him for more revelation.

He woke me up one morning and showed me the history of the Chatlotte Panthers and how he built their stadium in an old lumberyard and he’s using the lumber to reconstruct the church to seek His heart instead of a man made church service.

The Lord shared with me that the Panthers are symbolic of the outcasts that he is calling to himself. He’s calling those who are called “animals” or even groups that feel opressed such as The Black Panthers. He’s bringing in the ones the world would calls “losers.” Couldn’t the Panthers be symbolic of this? They just lost the Super Bowl. In Charlotte we are all broken-hearted and right now we can relate to the outcasts.

Here’s the thing, even though the Panthers lost, in my heart they are still winners. I love them so much I almost forgot they lost the game already. God feels the same way about his lost sheep! He loves them so much, he still sees them as winners. The world can call them whatever they want, his heart is always for them. 

The Lord has told us that the revival has started. I am going to believe him and not the outcome of which team won the Super Bowl. We’ve seen many miracles in our prayer meetings the last two weeks. Now Is The Time!

  

  

Lori Granniss is a prophetic Intercessor, speaker, and writer of the book Now Is The Time: To Walk In The Spirit