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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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PURGED TO STAND IN THE GAP

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I’ll tell you another good reason why it’s so important

not to give up on prayer when you reach an impasse.

You’ll never be able to stand in the gap for others the

way God intends if you remain an unpurged vessel.

Before we can enter deeply into intercession, we must

experience a certain degree of mortification of the

flesh nature. Intercession requires dedication,

determination, and endurance.Generally, each of these

attributes is contrary to the flesh.

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Why Prayer Groups Often Fail

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That’s why so many prayer groups fail, even though

they begin with the best of intentions. Most people who

join a prayer group don’t possess stamina,

commitment, or dedication. In fact,what they usually

have is a whole boatload of excitement and a ton of

character flaws!

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These people join a prayer group thinking that they’ll

spend the time pulling down great spiritual strongholds

over the city as they pray in tongues. But in reality, all

they are really doing in the beginning is edifying

themselves, not interceding for others.

If they stick with it, this edification process will cause

the character flaws that have hindered them in the past

to surface. The Holy Spirit will bring them face to face

with the root that has borne the bad fruit — in other

words, the works of the flesh in their lives that have

caused them not to be a good mama, a good daddy, a

good provider, etc. Raging tempers may arise in those

who seemingly never had that kind of temper before.

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But the capacity for these fleshly traits was there all

along; praying in tongues just caused them to surface.

Now it is up to the people to continue in prayer,

allowing the Holy Spirit to edify their reborn spirit

until it is able to purge the very root of those traits

away. If the prayer group members don’t deal with

these revealed faults, soon they will disband over petty

arguments, false doctrines, or just plain selfishness. But

if they’ll keep on praying, the Holy Spirit will finally get

them to the place where He can take the emphasis off

their personal edification and release His power

through them on behalf of others.

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So the devil works on keeping believers in a state of

carnality. Many churches remain in that state, always

fighting each other, always in turmoil. In that state of

carnality, believers are not qualified for intercession,

because they don’t care enough that sick children are

dying.They don’t care that multitudes are going to hell.

They are too concerned about their own rights.

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We should desire to be great intercessors. God wants to

place us between hell and those who are trying to get

there. But first we must desire to mortify the deeds of

the flesh.

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Stand Steadfast in Intercession

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However, we must remember that we cannot actively

pray for the salvation of souls and for revival without

attracting the devil’s attention. Paul warned us about

an impending war in Ephesians 6. He said, “Look, we

don’t wrestle against flesh and blood; we aren’t fighting

with a sword or a spear. But the war is just as real. We

wrestle against principalities, against powers, against

rulers of darkness of this world, and against spiritual

wickedness in heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12).

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Therefore, you have to determine to stand steadfast in

intercession, cooperating all the time with the Holy

Spirit’s mortification process that continues within. As

you edify and build yourself up on your most holy faith,

praying in the Holy Ghost, you will attain a place in the

Spirit where God can literally pour the deep

intercessional groanings through you. That’s when

incredible, mega-amounts of Holy Ghost power begin to

be released.

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The amount of spiritual activity that goes into

operation when God’s power is delivered to a person to

genuinely stand in the gap is phenomenal. This kind of

power authorizes a host of angels to take legal action in

others and in your affairs to ward off catastrophes and

change circumstances.

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But this level of intercession also attracts powers and

principalities to challenge your authority. These

demonic powers will move in on you with the

vengeance of a freight train.Their target will be any

weaknesses or character flaws that they can use to stop

and destroy you, such as your susceptibility to ungodly

lusts or just plain procrastination.

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That’s the reason the months and months of edification

through praying in tongues are so important. During

that time, the Holy Spirit edifies your reborn human

spirit to put to death any forces of the flesh giving the

devil authority and power to hinder and control your

life. He builds your spirit to such a place of spiritual

maturity that the enemy can’t stop you.

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Once you have reached that place of enduring prayer,

the Holy Spirit will begin to activate incredible waves

of glory — power that floods over your soul in the form

of supernatural joy and hilarious laughter.

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These waves of glory are enjoyed by people who have

mastered the art of enduring prayer and are being used

by God to rescue others from physical disaster or

eternal hell. The super-natural joy and laughter is a

report from the realm of the Spirit that faith has

obtained the answer; something has changed, and it

will soon be manifested in the natural realm.

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until next time

LARRY

 

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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THIS IS THE REFRESHING

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Are you weary from a long, inner battle? Have

imaginations and high things exalted them-selves

against the knowledge of God in your life? Have

uncaptivated thoughts taken their toll until you feel

mentally exhausted? Is it a struggle just to drag

yourself to church, much less take a step further and

begin to daily worship Him in private? Do your

emotions say, “I’m worn out. I have sat in church most

of my life, but I’m approaching the point where I don’t

care anymore”?

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Well, Isaiah 28:11,12 says speaking in other tongues is

the rest and the refreshing that causes the weary to

rest.

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For with stammering lips and another tongue will he

speak to this people.To whom he said, This is the rest

wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is

the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

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Praying in tongues is a priceless gift that God has given

us so we can feel rested and refreshed right in the

middle of a very imperfect world!

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Jesus said, “Why don’t you take My yoke upon you and

learn of Me?” (Matt. 11:29). What is that yoke that He’s

talking about? Well, remember — Jesus is meek and

gentle. The yoke He asks you to take upon yourself is

not trudging through life with the great burden of the

Gospel on your shoulders. The yoke He asks you to take

is the responsibility to learn of Him.

When people used oxen for plowing their fields, they

always broke in a young ox by yoking him up with an

old, experienced ox. If that young ox didn’t want to

turn at the end of the row,the old ox would turn him

anyway. If the young ox didn’t want to plow, the old ox

would drag him along. If the young one wanted to quit

at three o’clock instead of four o’clock, the old one

would push him to go further.

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That’s what Jesus will do for us when we’re yoked up to

Him. So just buckle that yoke around your neck, and

remember: It’s a double yoke, and the other end is

around Jesus. If you will yoke yourself to Him and

determine to learn of Him, you will find that His ways

are gentle, peaceful, and powerful.

Jesus said, “My yoke is to learn of Me” — and one way to

do that is through the rest and refreshing of praying in

tongues!

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Stay in There!

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Now, of course, the choice is yours. You don’t have to

pray in tongues at all. God loves you,accepts you, and

will do all He can for you at whatever level of

Christianity you may be.

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But if you want to draw closer to God — if you want to

put to death the fears, uncertainties, bad habits,

pressures, and cares that stand between you and a

closer walk with God —then praying in tongues is a

precious gift to take advantage of. It is a spiritual key

that will bring you rest and refreshing, unlock divine

mysteries, and build you up higher in God.

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So as you launch yourself into a season of praying in

tongues, just remember that when-ever you hit any

kind of impasse, the best thing you can do is stay in

there. Even when your emotions start to fight you, even

when you feel antagonistic toward prayer and some

mysterious force is resisting every little effort to pray

—stay in there!

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You are approaching a critical point. You are about to

experience a spiritual “nuclear melt-down” — only the

things targeted to melt down are your fears, worries,

torments, pressures,lusts for wrong things, bondage to

poverty, anger, and strife.

Then when you have come through the impasse and

you’re standing on the other side, get ready to enjoy a

breakthrough in that area you’ve been believing for.

You’ve persevered in prayer, and now you’re ripe for a

miracle!

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As you yield yourself to My Spirit,then My Presence will

work in you,illuminating you and searching the inward

parts of your belly that you might understand what My

will is. I will lead you beside the streams of water. I will

sink your root system deep that you might manifest the

kind of fruit that is born of My Spirit.So hear what the

Spirit would say, because in that day many shall cry.But

you shall be established on the rock of doing My

sayings.You will be one whom I can move through.

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LB here now, just want to say thanks for all the prayers and $ support shown to me these last few weeks as I underwent a successful prostate surgery.

No cancer was found, and I can void normally after 8 years of struggling with an enlarged prostate.

About half of the cost has come in and if you want to help some with the rest you can make a donation at the link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/mspbdy-prostate-surgery

also this is the last pod GODCAST


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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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I AM MR. SELF

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Mr. Self, the King Cockroach —The Last One To Go

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We’ve seen that it’s not always easy to endure through

this sanctification process. As the Holy Spirit searches

the inmost reaches of your heart, He’ll pull some things

out of the darkness for purging that you won’t want to

deal with. Those are the times when your emotions can

go wild, causing you to hit an impasse in prayer.

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It reminds me of an experience I once had while staying

in a cheap motel. (When I first entered the full-time

ministry, you should have seen some of the motels that

churches put me in. The bathroom was down the hall,

and the telephone was down the street!)

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When I first came into the dark motel room, I felt for a

light switch on the wall. But there wasn’t one — only

dirt streaks on the wall where everyone else had also

looked for it.

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So I walked across the floor, looking for the ceiling

light’s pull cord. As I walked, I heard this strange

“crunch, crunch” sound. I reached the light cord and

pulled. All of a sudden, all these little creatures of the

night started to run in every direction. It was a bunch

of cock-roaches, all scurrying for the cover of darkness

(except for the trail of dead ones I had stepped on!).

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I’ve thought about that horde of cockroaches and their

frantic desire for darkness. It reminds me of the deeds

of the flesh in our lives that shrink from being exposed

by the light of the Word and the Spirit. And for the sake

of teaching, I’m going to extend that true story now into

a parable.

After watching the cockroaches hurry to find cover, I

looked around the room. There on the counter, where

week-old food still gathered mold, sat a rat. This rat was

big! He had an entire kitty-cat tail hanging out of his

mouth!

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But what caught my interest was the little collar and

chain leash that was around the rat’s neck. My eyes

followed the little chain to its other end, and there

stood a cockroach holding the chain with one of his six

legs. You should have seen this cockroach! He was

huge! Not only that, but he was wearing a “Super bug”

outfit with a big “S” on his chest!

I looked at this cockroach, and he looked at me. Then he

said, “Watch this.” He jerked on the chain and said to

the rat, “Roll over.” That rat just meekly obeyed and

rolled over!

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“I’m bad, I’m real bad!” the cockroach boasted.

I said, “Yeah, well, I’ve heard about you, Mr. Cockroach,

and I’m ready for you. I have a can of spiritual Raid!”

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“Oh, yeah?” the cockroach said, “Well, I’ve lived in the

penthouse of your life for a long time,and if you think

I’m afraid of your praying in tongues, I’m going to show

you right now how bad I can whip you! I’m King

Cockroach, and I’ve kept the ceiling on your life all

these years.It has gone no further in God, and it isn’t

going any further now!”

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“Oh, yeah?” I challenged.

“I’m the love of money,” King Cockroach continued.

“I’m the lust of other things. I’m the flesh that keeps

you from getting out of bed to pray. I am the one that

trades programs for prayer so that your ministry will

never be anything. And you think you can whip me,

boy?”“Yes, I do!

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I’ve heard about you, but I have my Raid bug spray!” So

King Cockroach put on his boxing gloves, and we went

at it. Spray — “You missed me!”Spray, spray — “Missed

again!”

Then I sprayed him right in the face. The force of the

spray blasted his hair back. But he just licked his lips

and said, “Boy, that’s good stuff! I’m a high bred

cockroach, and I have a date tonight, so give me

another shot!”

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What is this parable talking about? Well, when you

start edifying yourself through praying in tongues, the

Holy Spirit causes the lit candle of your reborn human

spirit to burn brighter and brighter. The more you pray,

the more the Holy Spirit is going to illuminate those

things hidden in darkness.

Every time you move from one realm to a higher realm

in God, the “cockroaches” — the deeds of the flesh that

have hindered you in your walk with God — are going

to scream and run for the cover of darkness. Then one

by one they will die as your reborn human spirit purges

them by the power it has received through edification

from the Holy Spirit.

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Finally, you’ll make it to the penthouse of your life.

That’s where ole King Cockroach, Mr.Self himself, sets

up his residence. He’s the last one to go, and, boy, can

he put up a fight!

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After long seasons of praying in tongues, I finally

reached the penthouse of my life. Mr.Self, the King

Cockroach, put on his boxing gloves and started to fight

my emotions. It was tough!

Why is Mr. Self the last one to go? Because you’re either

going to fall out of prayer, or you’re going to give up the

thing you love more than God — and “self” is the thing

your flesh loves most!

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So one of two things will happen: You’ll stop praying, or

you’ll kill the King Cockroach,because you can’t coexist

with both of them. Your emotions will tell you, “Don’t

turn loose of Self,” but as you keep praying in tongues,

your edified spirit will tell you that you must.

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Your emotions can become so strong in this internal

battle that you feel as if you’d like to do anything else

but pray. That’s the impasse you have to push through.

When you make it to that point, just stay in prayer;

you’re about to put King Cockroach to death. And when

you do,your life and your ministry will rise to a new

level of anointing!

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

 

 

 

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

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Three Levels of Sanctification

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Now let’s discuss in a little more detail the purging

process that we have to carry through to completion if

we’re going to walk in the fullness of God’s plan for our

lives.

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In His wisdom, God overcame Satan and our flesh

nature by taking the understanding of our prayer

language away from our intellects so the Holy Spirit

could pray for us about fleshly areas of our lives that

we don’t necessarily want to get rid of. As the Holy

Spirit prays for us, He purges us on three levels: spirit,

soul, and body. That’s what the Bible is talking about in

Second Corinthians 7:1:

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us

CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE

FLESH AND SPIRIT, perfecting holiness in the fear of

God.

When you start to pray in tongues, that sanctification

process starts immediately, beginning with filthiness of

the flesh. This refers to any habitually destructive thing

that is detrimental to the body, such as drinking,

smoking, chewing tobacco, etc. The Holy Spirit will help

you get rid of all those bad habits for you. Then, if you

will keep praying, He will bring revelation knowledge

that will aid in the sanctifying of your soul.

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Filthiness of the soul includes such things as hatred,

strife, selfish ambition, envy, self-exaltation,

manipulation, lying, and un-forgiveness. You won’t be

in your prayer closet long before it will become

impossible to keep praying in tongues without dealing

with these sinful strong-holds of the soul. Either you

will stop praying, or you’ll allow your new nature to go

ahead and purge those dead limbs out of your life.

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YES…ITS ALL ABOUT ME

If you make it through the impasse that the

sanctification process can trigger in the realm of your

soulish emotions, the Holy Spirit will move on to help

you get free from filthiness of spirit. This refers to

incorrect belief or doctrine that keeps you from being

fully equipped with the power of God to fulfill your call.

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SEE TONGUES ARE NOT FOR TODAY

All three of these areas of sanctification overlap one

another, but the strongest purging takes place in this

area of incorrect beliefs. As God answers the mysteries

that you are praying out in the Holy Spirit’s

supernatural language, all of a sudden an awareness of

spiritual things begins to flood into your

understanding. Wrong believing, or filthiness of spirit,

begins to fall away.

The more of the mind of Christ you pray before the

Father, the more revelation knowledge the Holy Spirit

reveals to your spirit and the more roots of false

doctrine He destroys. He will not leave you stuck in the

mire of some wrong belief that has neutralized God’s

power in your life.

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When I first prayed to the place where I began to be

purged from filthiness of spirit, I would go to meetings

where I’d know on the inside that the minister was

operating in the flesh.

People in the meeting would be shouting with

excitement and emotions, not knowing the difference

between the Spirit and the flesh. Before I was purged by

the Holy Spirit, I hadn’t known the difference either.

But now I was being protected by the Holy Spirit, who

had purged me of deception and wrong believing.

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The Enemy’s Strategy: To Get You Out of Prayer!

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One thing I can guarantee you: Just keep praying in the

Holy Ghost, and you’ll meet the ugly side of your

character. And the first thing the devil will attempt to

do is to get you out of prayer so your purging will stop.

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Satan is in an all-out war to strip us of the benefits of

praying in tongues. It saddens me to see the many

casualties of that war. In many churches, groups of

people have started out praying with every good

intention of bringing revival to their city. But then so

many things go wrong that prayer quickly becomes the

last thing on their agenda.

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Most Christians fall out of prayer long before enough

mortification has taken place to eliminate those things

in their lives that cause unrest and turmoil. They don’t

keep praying long enough to receive the strength to put

to death with finality every deed of the flesh that

hinders their walk with God.

When these believers fail to persevere through the

impasse, they interrupt the Holy Spirit’s commission to

purge everything out of them that can distract them

from the path of their divine call. They are left

vulnerable to the enemy’s attempts to lead them into

carnality and secondary vocations outside of God’s

perfect will.

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You see, the devil doesn’t mind if you go to church. He

doesn’t care if you join a singles or a couples group,

help in a program, or fellowship with other believers.

He just doesn’t want you pulling the spiritual wrestling

match over into an arena such as tongues that isn’t

governed by the emotionalism of the soulish realm. The

moment you do that, he begins to lose control, and you

become unmanageable.

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Remember what Ephesians 6:11 and 12 says:

Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to

stand against THE WILES OF THE DEVIL.

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against

principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the

darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in

high places.

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The word “wiles” in verse 11 denotes in roads of the

enemy into your life attained through deceit. And one

of the main methods the devil uses to gain entry into

your life is through the stronghold of emotionalism.

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The devil will attempt to bring torment, worry, and fear

into your life. He loves to fill you so full of cares that

you sink into a full-blown case of depression.

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So when you hit an impasse in prayer and your nerves

seem to be strung out to the breaking point, remember

this: It is only the wiles of the enemy. He doesn’t want

you to fight him through the help of the Holy Spirit. He

wants you to stop praying in tongues.

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So keep on praying. Some of the most productive

seasons of prayer are those in which the devil pulls

every emotional trick he can think of to make you stop

praying, but you continue to persevere.

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LARRY HERE: I CAN ATTEST TO IMPASSES IN PRAYER AND THEY ARE AS REAL AS

THE SUN COMING UP TOMORROW MORNING, ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU JUST

REALIZE THAT YOU ARE NOT PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT ANYMORE.

 

BECAUSE OF ALL THE DISTRACTIONS EMOTIONALLY GOING ON AROUND YOU,

THEN ITS THE FIGHT TO GET BACK INTO PRAYER, ITS VERY REAL AND NOT MANY

EVER PERSEVERE TO THE POINT OF GOING FROM JUST THE NEXT LEVEL, BUT TO

THE NEXT DIMENSION.

 

SO WHEN WE REALIZE WE HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF PRAYER…..WE JUST JUMP

BACK IN AND START PRAYING AGAIN….AND AGAIN…..AND AGAIN….UNTIL WE

REACH THE BREAK THRU….AND THEN WE JUST KEEP PRAYING ALWAYS IN THE

SPIRIT.

UNTIL NEXT TIME:

LARRY

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ACTS 29 TODAY

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God has given many in the Bible conformations

concerning many different things and continues to do

so even now.

For me I think without a doubt this was the most

amazing conformation I have ever had, it was like the

finger of GOD writing on the wall.

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I had come to the point that I come to sometimes where

I just lay it all down before the Lord, and say: Lord out

of all of my hopes and dreams and endeavors that I am

involved in, WHAT IS IT YOU WOULD HAVE ME

CONTINUE IN….AND WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ME NOT

BE INVOLVED IN ANYMORE????

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The one that was foremost on my mind was, the

writings of my story in life. This blog, a book I am

almost finished with, and now I am learning how to do

a podcast. These are all ways to get my story out to

people so they can be encouraged in their spiritual

walk and growth.

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Now I have had some people encourage me in my

writings, but I just needed some other conformation

that would make it very clear for me, so I continued

waiting on GOD for some kind of sign, something that

would stand out, something very clear.

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So, yesterday I went to the big mall here to make a

house payment, and as I was walking around I said:

Lord I am still needing a conformation as to whether I

should continue writing my story (testimony, etc, etc).

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After some time I was not thinking about anything (a

gift that men have) and I decided to go down 1 floor to

the food court, I would usually stay on the main

walkway to do this, but I saw a shortcut that would get

me there faster.

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As I turned to go another way I was walking by the Nike

store and for some reason (GOD), I just happened to

look over at a advertising SIGN that was in the window.

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Now out of all of the places I could have been in this 4

story mall with hundreds of stores, and hundreds of

advertising signs,

I JUST HAPPENED TO BE AT THIS SIGN, AND GLANCED

OVER TO LOOK AT IT….I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY

EYES….I WALKED OVER TO THE SIGN

AND READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN….IS IT SAYING WHAT

I THINK ITS SAYING…WOW HOW MUCH MORE PLAIN

COULD IT BE….SO I TOOK THIS PICTURE OF THE SIGN

AND THAT’S ME IN THE REFLECTION.

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I am sending this out again because the last picture of me and the sign was to big to open so I made the pic smaller so hopefully you can see this sign now….amazing

LARRY

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The Woman Who Inherited Millions But Lost Her Testimony

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As difficult as it may be to persevere in prayer through

the impasse so God can complete the purging process, I

can guarantee you — it is worth it all.

You see, the Holy Spirit is the One whom God sent to

illuminate and strengthen your reborn human spirit to

put to death the deeds of the flesh that hinder your

walk with Him. But even if you don’t allow the Holy

Spirit to expose the things hidden in darkness, sooner

or later they will still be revealed.

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For example, someone once told me the story of a

Pentecostal woman who always sat on the front pew of

the church. She praised God and shouted with the best

of them. This woman’s husband was a multi-millionaire

heathen. When she went to church, he would lock her

out;sometimes he even beat her. But no matter what

her husband did, she would come to church every time

the doors were open. She was a faithful woman.

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One day her husband died, and she inherited his entire

fortune. However, it wasn’t very long after her

husband’s death that this woman’s cars became longer

and her church attendance became shorter! Pretty soon

she went from sitting at the front of the church, to the

middle, and then to the back. Finally, she only came to

special meetings. By that time, the only power she fell

out under was the weight of the gold strapped to her

wrists!

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Someone said, “It would have been better if that woman

had never inherited the money at all.” Wrong. All the

money did was expose to the light something that

already existed in her,hidden in darkness.

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You see, it isn’t money that is evil — it’s the love of

money. If this woman hadn’t inherited the money,

something else would have brought out that trait in her

down the line.

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This is why Jesus said, “These are they who are sown

among thorns” (Mark 4:18). The thorn seeds existed in

the field before the Word was sown. When the Word

seed landed on the ground, the cares of this life and the

deceitfulness of riches (thorn seeds already resident

with-in the ground) sprang up, wrapped themselves

around God’s prosperity, and proceeded to suck those

seedling plants into a selfish lifestyle and thus to

neutralize the Word (v. 19).

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You see, you don’t climb into a grimy cellar, turn the

light on, and say, “My, my, look at all the dirt this light

brought!” No, the dirt was already there. The light just

exposed it.

In the case of that woman, the potential to run after

money was already there. All the money did was expose

the problem.

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Exposing the fleshly work for the purpose of purging is

supposed to be the job of the Holy Ghost. Jesus said, “If

you bear fruit, I will purge you. I will trim you back. I

will cut the dead limbs off” (John 15:2). He was telling

us, “I will clear the thorn seeds out of your field. When

the Word seed comes up and you start prospering the

Kingdom, I will keep the thorn seeds far enough away

from your plant that they cannot choke you.”

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I would much rather have the Holy Spirit expose my

weakness than to have a million dollars expose it. I

would much rather lend myself to the transforming

power of the Holy Spirit to be purged by the Word.

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You ask me, “Would you like to have a million dollars?”

I’m not a liar. Yes, I would. “Do you want the million

dollars to choke the life of God out of you?” Absolutely

not. That’s why I continually yield myself to the purging

process of the Holy Ghost.

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Prosperity in Perspective

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Prosperity is a relevant and important subject to our

lives. God wants to prosper us. When we are little baby

Christians, God slaps us on the bottom, changes our

diaper, and gives us toys. But we need to let the Holy

Spirit grow us up and take us higher in God through the

Word that pulls down soulish strongholds and sets us

free.

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BABY CHRISTIAN STAGE

As you mature in the Lord, your faith will adjust to the

fact that the more you use every-thing you possess for

the Kingdom, the more God is free to increase you in

material wealth.

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Because I live my life laboring for the world to come,

God is able to put money in my hands now. And He

doesn’t mind that I “water my ditch” as it comes

through my hands. I can buy my child a fishing pole. I

can buy my wife a dress. He doesn’t mind, because my

focus is on laying up treasures in Heaven.

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God will purge you until you have that same focus

through mortification. And in the end after you have

persevered in prayer and yielded to His purging

process, you will be rich both in souls and in material

goods.

You see, a lot of people want to be rich, but they want

their wealth to grow up among thorn patches. They

don’t understand that real prosperity is based on God’s

purging process.

A person can confess God’s promises regarding

prosperity until he turns blue, but if he is someone who

causes strife and hates people, then God will not speak

to him in the secret place of his heart about good

business deals. Why? Because He knows that person

won’t be able to use the money for His glory.

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BLAH BLAH BLAH SEND MONEY NOOOOWWW

So does God care if you wear a gold ring? Not as long as

you also use your faith to add souls to His Kingdom.

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LARRY HERE NOW……THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE AS IS TAUGHT BY THE BIG JET SET

MANSION LIVING BENTLEY DRIVING PEOPLE, IS NOT SCRIPTURAL BUT SENSUAL,

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GODS BLESSING AND MANS MANIPULATION TO

GET MATERIAL THINGS. I HAVE SHARED BEFORE WHY IT WORKS FOR THEM BUT NOT

FOR YOU….I WILL SHARE IT AGAIN SOON.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

 

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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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What Causes an Impasse?

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We can become so disappointed when we give ourselves

faithfully to a season of prayer, and then it appears as

though God has done nothing to answer that prayer.

But the truth is, God is incapable of letting us down!

The breakdown occurs when we don’t understand how

God answers the mysteries we pray in tongues. So we

stop praying before He can manifest His power in our

external circumstances.

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At one time or another, many of my friends fell into

that trap. They would get all excited after hearing a

message on praying in the Holy Ghost and building

themselves up on their most holy faith. Then they

would jump headfirst into hours of praying every day.

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But after a few months of this kind of praying, they

would hit an impasse. Instead of God working miracles

in the circumstances that surrounded them — getting

them out of debt, healing their bodies, and so forth — it

seemed as if the opposite would take place. Many of the

mentored into a crisis mode, and their emotions went

wild. Some of them had emotional fits of despair.

Others displayed a rather weird side to their

personality.

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Consequently, many of these same people went on to

give praying in tongues a bad name.Still others began to

downplay the importance of tongues by preaching

against it.

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You see, when the edification process begins to throw a

light on the fleshly deeds that are hidden in darkness, it

illuminates not only those things that you want to get

rid of, but the things you don’t. The Holy Spirit will pull

these spiritual roadblocks out of the darkness and put

them on display where you can see more clearly what

you’re dealing with. It’s during these times that your

emotions can sometimes go wild.

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As the light of edification burns brighter and brighter,

the Holy Spirit begins to uncover some of the most

difficult roadblocks to deal with, such as unforgiveness

and selfishness.

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At this point, some people stop praying, because every

time they report to the prayer closet, the negative

emotions become stronger, flooding over them with a

vengeance that leaves them feeling troubled. The devil

will use those emotions and everything else in his

power to pull them out of prayer, throwing fiery darts

of unbelief, defeat, and deception at their minds as

thick and fast as he can.

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Instead of feeling better as they pray, these people feel

worse. So the next day when it’s time for prayer,

antagonistic feelings begin to rise. Their emotions lead

a revolt against praying in tongues, and they

rationalize, “If praying in tongues is so important, why

do I feel the way I do? What good is it doing me,

anyway? I’m not any worse than anyone else.”

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Many times what we are really hoping for is some

magical formula that will activate God into changing

everything around us. God forbid that we need any

changing ourselves! We want God to use us just the way

we are.

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Coming Through on the Other Side

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But a person can make it through this type of impasse if

he will persist in faith and prayer.The emotions of

unforgiveness, selfishness, and so forth, will become so

strong that they are impossible to ignore. When the

person finally recognizes how ugly these fleshly works

are, the power of the Holy Spirit will give him the inner

strength to deal with them. True repentance can follow,

which leads to mortification, victory, and freedom.

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I almost fell into the same trap my friends did when I

hit an impasse in the first year of full-time ministry. But

I had just become an avid “faith man,” so my attitude

about everything could be summed up in one sentence:

“If the Word says it, I believe it!” I was determined not

to be moved by what I saw, heard, or felt, but only by

what the Word said. And if the Word said that when I

pray in an unknown tongue, I edify myself —bless God,

that was what I was going to do

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As I came through that impasse to the other side, I

noticed some of the old fears and uncertainties that

used to control my life were gone. For instance, the fear

of lack had been crucified. It no longer tormented me

with thoughts like, I’m full time in the ministry now. I

have three little kids and nowhere to preach. My

goodness, where is the money going to come from?

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Through praying in tongues, that fear died. I got past

the impasse and entered into a place of peace. I knew

that I knew inside of my spirit that God would be the

Supplier of all my needs.

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Faith To Receive, Faith To Mortify

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Now, don’t kid yourself — it takes faith to persevere

through the impasse and die to your flesh. The same

faith that causes you to be exalted in this life with what

the world esteems as success is to be exercised to die to

the world and the flesh so God can use you.

After I got a hold of the message of faith, the first thing

I used it for was the appropriation of material

blessings. Until then, I had always lived on the poverty

line, and I wanted a new car and a new house. So in one

year, God gave me two new cars and a motor home, all

paid for.

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God didn’t mind doing that for me. He knew that

although I was mainly concerned with my own creature

comforts at that time,

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one day I would be concerned for

the rebirth of a city. And the day came

when I took the same faith I had used to

appropriate blessings and refocused it on

my own life to achieve complete

mortification.

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I use this as an illustration: When one of my sons was

about eight years old, he came to me and said, “Daddy,

would you buy me a BB gun?” Well, did I pick up that

little boy by the lapel of his shirt and commence to slap

his face, all the while yelling, “Listen to me, you little

flesh creature! When are you going to become an asset

instead of a liability in this family?”

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No, I did not. I bought him the BB gun. (Then I had to

teach him how to hit the tree and not the neighbor’s

plate-glass window with it!)

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Well, God didn’t pick me up and start slapping me

because I asked for a new car either. He gave it to me

gladly, because He had faith that one day I would use

the same faith to first mortify my flesh and then save

cities for the Kingdom. Jesus Himself said, “Seek first

the Kingdom, and I will add all these (material) things

to you” (Matt. 6:33). (And by the way, it took a whole lot

more faith for me to die to my flesh than it did to

believe for a new car!)

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

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