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“What does it mean that God speaks in a still small voice?”

There is only one place in Scripture where God is said to speak in a “still small voice,” and it was to Elijah after his dramatic victory over the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:20-40). Told that Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, king of Israel, was seeking kill him, Elijah ran into the wilderness and collapsed in exhaustion. God sent an angel with food and water to strengthen him, told him to rest, and then sent him to Horeb. In a cave there, Elijah voices his complaint that all of God’s prophets had been killed by Jezebel and he alone had survived. God instructed him to stand on the mountain in His presence. Then the Lord sent a mighty wind which broke the rocks in pieces; then He sent an earthquake and a fire, but His voice was in none of them. After all that, the Lord spoke to Elijah in the still small voice, or “gentle whisper.”

The point of God speaking in the still small voice was to show Elijah that the work of God need not always be accompanied by dramatic revelation or manifestations. Divine silence does not necessarily mean divine inactivity.Zechariah 4:6tells us that God’s work is “not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” meaning that overt displays of power are not necessary for God to work.

Because He is God, He is not confined to a single manner of communicating with His people. Elsewhere in Scripture, He is said to communicate through a whirlwind (Job 38:1), to announce His presence by an earthquake (Exodus 19:18), and to speak in a voice that sounds like thunder (1 Samuel 2:10,Job 37:2,Psalm 104:7,John 12:29). InPsalm 77:18, His voice is compared to both thunder and whirlwind. And inRevelation 4:5, we’re told that lightning and thunder proceed from the throne in heaven.

Nor is God limited to natural phenomena when He speaks. All through Scripture, He speaks through His prophets over and over. The common thread in all the prophets is the phrase, “Thus says the Lord…”. He speaks through the writers of Scripture. Most graciously, however, He speaks through His Son, the Lord Jesus. The writer to the Hebrews opens his letter with this truth: “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world” (Hebrews 1:1-2).

The difference between God speaking through the thunder and whirlwind, then through the still small voice can be also considered as showing the difference between the two dispensations of law and grace. The law is a voice of terrible words and was given amidst a tempest of wind, thunder, and lightning, attended with an earthquake,Hebrews 12:18-24, but the Gospel is a gentle voice of love, grace, and mercy, of peace, pardon, righteousness, and the free gift of salvation through Christ. The law breaks the rocky hearts of men in pieces, shakes their consciences, and fills their minds with a sense of God’s fiery wrath and punishment they deserve, and then the gospel speaks gently to them of the peace and pardon available in Christ.

It is less important how God speaks to us than what we do with what He says. God speaks most clearly to us in this day through His Word. The more we learn it, the more ready we will be to recognize His voice when He speaks, and the more likely we are to obey what we hear.

Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/still-small-voice.html#ixzz2ZQcua3Jh

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Saying goodbye Was the hardest thing to do

I never thought I would Especially not to you.

You always listened And knew what to say

Knew when to give a hug

When I was having a bad day.

No one will ever take your place

I can always promise you this

It’s hard to find someone like you

So know you’ll always be missed

“REDESIGNING THE WORSHIP DIMENSION IN THE CHURCH”

  1. 1. Create atmosphere of God-consciousness in every serviceREDESIGNING WORSHIP DIMENSION in THE CHURCH

–          Emphasis is not music, talent, personality nor songs

–          It’s the worshipper that brings down God’s presence

–          People change when God is present

–          Skills are very easy, non-christians can do it too… but to be God-conscious is going to the next level

2. Saturate the team with the spirit of worship and prayer so that they become carriers before they become proclaimers

–          Promote yourself with life!

–          Use your voice to connect

–          Use every channel to connect

–          Only people who are full can contribute

–          We can’t minister out of emptiness

–          Good intention is not enough in worship

–          You must carry the ark of God

–          Saturate after practice and before Sunday service

3. Develop a prophetic flow in prophecy

–          Everybody must prophesy so that there’s so much inspiration Rev 19:10

–          Hear from heaven and proclaim

–          The content that you say is charging the people

–          It is what you release behind your voice

–          Prophecy must become audible

–          Sometimes we talk too much

–          If somebody has already said, don’t repeat it – if you do that, you reduce the power and the impact of that prophecy

–          Prophecy must go straight and it has no musical context

–          Don’t try to sing a prophecy

4. Develop chord progressions for spontaneous flow of language of tongues

–          This will make people’s spirit come out!

–          Take it to next key higher to build more with enough push in the spirit

5.The song leaders must lead it  in prophetic exaltation to inspire people

–          Not just intellectual

–          You don’t have to say something in systematic way

–          You must lead them to read if you need to read, don’t let them go out all coz you’re not the preacher

–          Act on a point of trust

–          That’s the power of your voice!

–          Teach the people to use the message to go to the next level

6. You gotta write songs that earth the proceeding word of the season into the church

–          Words that inspire fire

–          Songs that have heart impact

–          Songs that will burn the heart

–          Songs must have fire

7. Enhance the skill  – each individual in the team can do this by playing together regularly so that each one will know their specific contribution towards the team

–         Learn more! Cultivate your skill

–         You may be so good that you overwrite everybody

Can a Partner in Destiny be FOUND???

Okay, I’m 22! A lot of my friends tease me why I don’t have my special someone yet! They say I deserve to have one to be happy. Haha! I just smile at them and say, “Well, God is preparing the best guy for me! Why should I rush in falling into wrong love if God is not yet awakening my emotions.” Then they respond nothing, they just shake their heads and make some sounds like, “hmmmmm.” Haha!

Yes I’ve been into a relationship when I was in high school but that was way back 6 years! When i entered college, I begun to be more serious enough in my ministry. I had a covenant with the Lord, with my mom and with myself not to enter any kind of relationship until I finish my studies. And I thank the Lord for giving me the grace to endure the temptations and cheats of my friends. Hehe. Though I’ve been through many challenges in other kinds of relationship like friendships and family relationships still God has been faithful not to arouse the heart of a teenager like me. Well, I must say that it takes faith and a covenant to fulfill what we’ve promised to God or to anybody. If you see yourself as a generational transformer, falling into wrong time of guy-girl relationships will be just like eating peanuts. You don’t struggle fighting  against your self-inflicted emotions but you enjoy the life of being single and being assured that God is busy writing the best love story for you.

Our priorities must be set clearly so that we will be able to overcome feelings at the wrong time. Because I love God and I love His young generation, I see to it that I will model the best example to them in terms of courtship and entering into commitments.

I even thank the Lord for giving me my inspirations. Those are my friends in Christ! My churchmates who never get tired of reminding me not to fall in love in the wrong time. Thanks to my partners in destiny whom I met in Muar, Malaysia during International Youth Conference..you know who you are guys! Once again I say, “THANK YOU GIRLS!”

A partner in destiny can be FOUND when you are READY! 🙂

Love on the right time, with the right person and at the right place is the Best that God has ever planned for us, young people! 🙂 Imagine a happy family all together serving the Lord! “Do not awaken LOVE until it so Desires!” There’s so much more to be a part of this young generation! C’mon!

Now is the TIME!

The frequency is vibrant. The need for mighty men is urgent. Lives with passion is wanted. There is no time for the so called idle time!

With the fast passing days, people become exhausted with their jobs, family problems , broken relationships, inadequate income and more! So much that people are looking for the answer to their laments. They look for one answer, HOPE!

And how do the believers work with these??? Pray and just sit back and relax?? OH well, WAKE UP! Throw away the old garment, the old mindset and take on the new garment that God has already prepared for you. Stay away from the traditional ways and religious activities you’ve been walking in and start afresh in the Lord. Remove the mask on your face and hear the proceeding Word of God for this season.

The night hour is coming and we have to prepare ourselves deeper in the Word. Know your assignment in life and run with the Lord fast. Take back the joy of your salvation and pursue righteousness in every endeavor because God is looking for that one man, one ACCURATE man to have dominion on earth.

Everything is done in the spiritual realm, all we have to do is to execute God’s mandate and become the carrier of His Word. We must be the living Word for this DYING WORLD! No more time for praying a 24-hour prayer and just wait for the heaven to respond! ARISE and be COUNTED! The time is NOW, NOW is the TIME!

CROSSING the CROSSROAD

Whenever I am confused, I keep myself silent. I always try to hide the feeling of confusions inside of me. I won’t let people see and notice that I am in crossroads.

What are crossroads? For me, crossroads are the point of our lives when we have to answer the question, “If I choose this, what will happen?” The feeling of sympathy for ourselves would always be there. But if we will come to think of the betterment of others and what is right in the sight of God, crossroads will be easy. Nothing comes in the life of person that God is not concern. He knows everything about us. The number of our hair, the times we fall down and rise up, the success we’ve got, the heartbreaks and a lot.

So when I stand in the middle of the crossroads, I shut myself, I pray and tell God what I truly feel. I don’t have to be plastic before Him, just to come as who I am that’s what He requires. Besides God is looking at a genuine heart. As I tell Him my feelings and my concerns, I can feel His presence through His  word confirming me. His word that comforts me, His voice that tells me what to do, His very tangible hug as I feel His awesome presence, that way I am changed! My mind is cleared, my emotions are healed.

Only in His presence, crossroads are easy to take.

Who is Marilyn ‘MANE’ Diaz?

I am who I am!!! More about myself?! Im the type of person people can relate and can interact easily with,, I am a happy person and always gives a smile to everyone…

As of now, I am too excited of what God is going to pour out in His TIME as I get bigger inside and as I enlarge my capacity and let Him be inherited in my life!!!

Too excited of God’s flowing of righteousness in me as I influence and impact people and the city, THE NATIONS!!!

Many young people nowadays don’t know where they are going and have no any idea of God’s plan for their lives. But me? I know!!! God has the best plan for me,, He has given me my lifetime assignment and that is to do His will!!!

PEOPLE!!! Who read this message, I would like to let you know that God has His BEST plan for your life!!! Ignorance of His plan for you may lead to getting the least rather than His BEST!!! So PEOPLE, BE REMINDED that you have only one life to live, and choosing the right decision is what you need! IN JESUS, YOU’LL FIND LIFE!!! ETERNAL LIFE!!!!

Now if you don’t know how to have HIM, this is the time for you to know that (1) Know that We are all sinners before HIM and have fallen short of His Glory (2) You have to repent from your sins and let JESUS cleanse yourself with HIS BLOOD (3) Accept JESUS as your LORD and PERSONAL SAVIOR.

I BOLDLY tell you that if these things happen to you in a short, true and sincere prayer, You’ll be able to know God’s perfect plan for your life. READ the HOLY BIBLE and you’ll find more of JESUS. 🙂

Hoping to see you one time doing His will also… 😉 Sons of GOD!!!! 🙂

This is ME!!! I wanna share what I have to those who don’t have.. 🙂 hope you got it..:)

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