Shulamite Podcast mp3 https://shulamitepodcast.com The Shulamite Podcast is a weekly conversation on discovering God & encouraging believers into deeper relationship with the Lord by Shulamite Ministries. Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:57:11 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 The Shulamite Podcast .mp3 is weekly conversations encouraging believers into deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We explore the practical side of discipleship and discover God together in Body life. Shulamite Ministries clean Shulamite Ministries john@shulamitepodcast.com john@shulamitepodcast.com (Shulamite Ministries) © Shulamite Ministries Come experience anointed audio messages - not giving just another method, but a living impartation. Shulamite Podcast mp3 http://shulamitepodcast.com/wp-content/themes/Shulacast/images/Shulamite-Podcast-mp3.jpg https://shulamitepodcast.com TV-G Weekly The Irish Druids vs. Saint Patrick – Episode #646 https://shulamitepodcast.com/irish-druids-saint-patrick/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irish-druids-saint-patrick Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:50:58 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5050 https://shulamitepodcast.com/irish-druids-saint-patrick/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/irish-druids-saint-patrick/feed/ 2 <p>The Irish Druids vs. Saint Patrick Episode #646 4-21-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642. The ancient Irish druids with their nature-worshiping, pagan ways were no match for the sovereign God of Saint Patrick. And there’s a lesson here […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/irish-druids-saint-patrick/">The Irish Druids vs. Saint Patrick – Episode #646</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> The Irish Druids vs. Saint Patrick
Episode #646
4-21-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642.
The ancient Irish druids with their nature-worshiping, pagan ways were no match for the sovereign God of Saint Patrick. And there’s a lesson here for us!

Martha:
I’ll just say this much. One thing that has freshly impacted me about St. Patrick. He was kidnapped as a young British boy; he was on the beach and the Irish Druids came in and, and kidnapped him and took him to Ireland as a slave and he was given the role of taking care of sheep; half naked, half starving under extremely cold conditions, all alone, isolated as a slave.

And he prayed so much. He began to pray. He said he prayed six hundred prayers a day. That’s all he did was pray. He prayed all day long. And he began to completely transcend his situation. He was not cold. He did not get sick. He did not, he did not suffer the typical suffering. I’m sure it took a lot of prayer to get him to that place but he completely transcended that and eventually the miracle of God came to him and sent him back to England.

But the story didn’t end there. And I’ll let my pastor tell you the story. But the sovereignty of God – that is the story. The sovereignty of God took him back to Ireland. And my pastor’s premise on both Joseph and St. Patrick is love your enemies. And that, that obedience to love your enemies made both of them examples of Jesus, examples of God’s goodness through extreme suffering and His provision through extreme suffering. So St. Patrick changed the world and we are affected by his change and we don’t even know it.

My husband some years ago read a book, I never read it and I should have, how the Irish saved civilization and Dr. Schofield obviously had read that book because he could describe what St. Patrick did for humanity far past his life and his influence. There’s a pattern there in St. Patrick and in the life of Joseph that is a study for us all about being, about suffering, and transcending it to the heavens and being an influence for history. It’s just incredible.

I was telling Jennifer some of these things this morning and she began to tell me the history of the Irish and the Druids and I want her to share it because it’s, oh, my goodness, it’s unknown, really. And adds to the story such enormous sovereignty.

Jennifer:
I was, I was talking to Martha about the Druids and the Picts-P I C T S; I’ll just say the ancient Irish basically. And there has been such a successful whitewashing of, of that. Most people if they know anything about Druids they think of them as medieval hippies, really. You know, tree hugging, lived in the forest, that sort of thing.

And so we don’t have any concept that Ireland at that time was, was blood soaked. It was blood soaked from shore to shore, that whole island. The Druids were murderous, witchcraft wielding, sorcery spreading, human sacrifice, and, and cursing and they were the spiritual power of Ireland. That’s, that’s the deal. And it was an ancient and pagan and bloodthirsty worship; heinous. And, and I won’t go into details because that would make this podcast rated R! And I’m not even suggesting you necessarily go. It’s darkness. It is true darkness. And it was over that whole island.

And I said what is so amazing is that St. Patrick, a man born British, the ancient enemy of Ireland, who is now utterly associated with the Irish because they have such reverence for him who was their enemy. And he changed, I told Martha, he changed almost the character of the Irish in terms of how we view them. We don’t view them as blood-soaked monsters now, we don’t, you know! All of these traditions that we hold, you know, the Celtic cross, all these sorts of things; there is so much paganism back there, so much darkness.

And now they are known as the country who loved God so much that they went to war with each other over which way was the best way to love Him. That’s what we now associate with the Irish, which is Catholics versus Protestants, you know, not what was essentially a medieval, satanic occult religion over the whole entire island.

And that’s just, I mean that was one man verses an evil we can barely comprehend in its savagery. And that gives me such hope for where we are today. I told Martha and I’ve been thinking about it because I think it was the Spirit that gave me the words, the evil is no less today. We have just sanitized it! We don’t have filthy stone altars in a forest dripping with blood, you know. Ours is in hospitals rooms and covered by modern cleaning supplies. But we are no less at a place of, of great evil in the world. And yet it was no match for a sovereign God.

It was no match for a sovereign God wielded in a completely and totally surrendered and loving vessel named St. Patrick. Well, he was just named Patrick then, not saint (laughs). But one man, one man who, you know, was enslaved by a very dark and bloodthirsty people and he went back there and he would have been their enemy if he just walked into a pub, never mind that he was a former slave. He was British! They, those people have been at war for as long as they’ve landed on those islands, you know. For all we know it came from two brothers in a canoe that split in half right in the channel, you know. It’s that crazy. Genetically they might as well be the same peoples. So, you know, but he went in and as an enemy and I’m sure as a Brit he was not, would not have been taught to love the Irish any deeper especially after he came back. What the Lord must have done! What kind of love just completely obliterates that kind of generation’s deep enmity and goes out like a bomb, you know? It’s just incredible!

Martha:
That was Reverend Schofield’s point; one person changing the history of mankind. And it’s every… He said every one of us could be that influence for Christ.

Jennifer, I wanted to say that while you were at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem you… Tell about why; how you came to know all this.

Jennifer:
I was an English major and in my senior year I did an independent study with one of my favorite professors and it was on Irish literature. And I told Martha that the focus was largely James Joyce. Which is not surprising since he is the modern favorite son for Irish writers.

But this professor wanted me to have a better understanding of the history of Irish literature. So their mythology, their epic poetry, their earlier story telling, you know. Giving a basic understanding of their, the language. How it developed and, and, you know… All of our stories and how we talk and how we write and how we communicate with each other have a lot greater tie to, to the language that God has given us as a people than we think of.

And, so, yeah, so I started looking into that and, and researching it and I was one of those people that thought that Druids were just kind of like hippy-dippy forest folks, you know, that liked to wear robes and, “Wasn’t Stonehenge, didn’t Stonehenge have something to do with them?” (Laughing) I didn’t know and I can’t say that I really cared.

But it’s funny the things that, that God packs in and then brings back later to shed light on how utter His victory is. And, and, and that’s, that’s, you know, that’s what hasn’t left me.

Martha told us this story a few days ago and, and the Lord brought that back but all the knowledge of that darkness did was underscore how powerful was the Light when it came, you know? It was a, a neutron blast across that island which had been, you know… The British had called that “cursed island” for I don’t know for how long and I suppose in many ways it really was. I wonder how many curses, you know, the feet of St. Patrick dispelled literally just carrying Jesus Christ from rock to rock. I do wonder.

Martha:
What you’re saying to me, Jennifer, is that it, it doesn’t take but one person to change America. That’s what you are saying.

Jennifer:
Yes!

We are bloodthirsty! That’s the hope and I think that’s the hope of Dr. Schofield’s message, too, is: One. YOU!

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The ancient Irish druids with their nature-worshiping, pagan ways were no match for the sovereign God of Saint Patrick. And there's a lesson here for us! The ancient Irish druids with their nature-worshiping, pagan ways were no match for the sovereign God of St. Patrick. And there's a lesson here for us! We overestimate the enemy and underestimate the power of God within the humble vessel of one who loves Him. Shulamite Ministries clean 12:49
Sheep, Ireland, and God’s Sovereign Hand – Episode #645 https://shulamitepodcast.com/sheep-ireland-sovereign-hand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sheep-ireland-sovereign-hand Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:00:42 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5047 https://shulamitepodcast.com/sheep-ireland-sovereign-hand/#respond https://shulamitepodcast.com/sheep-ireland-sovereign-hand/feed/ 0 <p>Sheep, Ireland, and God’s Sovereign Hand Episode #645 4-14-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642. First came sheep, then a trip to Ireland, and more sheep! God’s sovereign hand moved Martha across the sea to reveal a spiritual heritage […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/sheep-ireland-sovereign-hand/">Sheep, Ireland, and God’s Sovereign Hand – Episode #645</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Sheep, Ireland, and God’s Sovereign Hand
Episode #645
4-14-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642.
First came sheep, then a trip to Ireland, and more sheep! God’s sovereign hand moved Martha across the sea to reveal a spiritual heritage she never dreamed.

Jennifer:
While you were saying that, Martha, which is, you know, hmm! I, I heard, “There are places in my heart where I’ve enthroned my pain and the sovereign God dethrones that pain.” And it just, it just kind of hit me that the beauty of God’s sovereignty is that there is not a single thing that is untouched by it. Or, based on our choice, walled off from it, because God will not violate my choice. I can choose to live this life in never-ending pain, in utter rejection of Him and taking myself to hell. And if that is my choice from start to finish, He will not violate it.

And we’re so used to running over each other – for each other’s good, right? – that we… There, I think there is a part of us and that’s, that’s the part where we enthrone that pain. There’s a part of us that says, “Real love will enslave you if it will save you.” I don’t know how else to put it. I, I… In my dealings with people there is, there is a place where I call it abuse to allow someone that much freedom of choice. Okay? Humanly it is… If you love somebody, you can run over them and you can take away their choice and take away their agency and take away their humanity. I mean it doesn’t stop with just, you know, “Let me get you help.” Right?

But God is so relational and He is so love and He is so a Father and a Shepherd and a Husband and Protector; He is so involved, John. The Sovereign Touch! He is so actually involved that He will not, cannot because He knows what that does. He knows that ultimately that is the, the true abuse, the, you know. I’m really struggling here to say this but what I saw was because of my upside down, because of my natural thinking, the mind of the flesh, which is topsy-turvy world. It just simply is, you know. When you come into God’s reality, you’re like, “Wow! That was completely backwards.” For years I’ve had it completely backwards. Ok then! But when I’ve enthroned my pain and I’ve enthroned “Oh, the injustice that I should have been treated with anything other than fluffy clouds,” and that’s, I say that a little sarcastically but with all truth. To be perfectly… My flesh abhors pain. But God’s sovereignty, every single place that He comes for me as sovereign, and every single place where I receive Him as sovereign and I bow down as sovereign… That interaction that you’ve talking about, Martha, and that you’re talking about, John, and I just never have seen before that like forgiveness there is a severing there. When the pain is dethroned, it’s not ruling me, it’s not owning me, it’s not tormenting me. He’s now on the throne. That love, that voluminous love, that joy, that infectious life (capital L) floods in and that old, dark death is gone.

And this is, I’m sharing this because this is, this is exactly what working on this book, what reading this book was like. It was the Holy Spirit lighting up some part of my life. Some corner of my heart, some up-side-down death place in the mind of the flesh that I was allowing to, to rule my other thoughts. And it was an unveiling of His love, not His cold, hard, distant ruling, you know. God is not like human government, you know? I mean it isn’t death and taxes. That’s, there is… And He’s so willing. He so wants to be known as He actually is that He will move heaven and earth for each one of us specks so that we can meet Him on that ground. It is phenomenal. It is phenomenal. And that, that, The Sovereign Touch engaged me on every ground and with every chapter because at, at the end of the day, it wasn’t speaking to my mind. It was speaking to my heart. It was a heart to heart deal and for that I am eternally grateful, John.

Martha:
I want to tell a story that, that illustrates God’s unbelievable sovereignty that if we will let Him be God, if we will acknowledge Him as God in just the smallest way, He undertakes our lives to the most incredible adventure. Now this recording is on the 18th of March. So it’s going to come, come to light later on and we’ve just had the weekend that was about Saint Patrick. Sunday the 17th was, is St. Patrick’s Day and I, I had some thoughts about it that were personal. And then my Pastor, Dr. Reverend Schofield, preached on St. Patrick Sunday. I’m gonna you the, the link in, in this recording.

John:
The link will be down below and in the transcript. You could go down there and go to the link to actually hear that sermon. (I am so sorry, I’m unable to link to this message because their sound guy was sick and they did not record it. 😢)

Martha:
But I, I want to tell you a story that may, doesn’t seem to relate to sovereignty but it is, is everything about sovereignty. We were invited to Ireland several times and I began to share with them that I was Irish. My, probably my grandparents and certainly, at least, great grandparents immigrated from Ireland and ended up in NY where many Irish settlers came. And our name, my maiden name is Blaney, B L A N E Y. And my father was adopted by a French family so he didn’t have an Irish background because he was, he was adopted as a five year old child. And so my father was always interested in connecting with other people named Blaney. And he would boldly call people in different cities we traveled to and see if he had any connection to them.

So when I landed in Ireland at the invitation of dear, dear people, we stayed in Portaferry and I learned there, that port of Ireland was the place where all immigrants boarded ships to immigrate to American and there was a little shop there named Blaney. So I went trudging in to try to make connection with my ancestors and I said, “Do you know of a family that immigrated to the United States named Blaney and one of their children was adopted?” They said, “We, Blaney’s, have never immigrated!” So I thought, “Ok!”

Well, I began to learn there was a little town in Ireland called Blaney. And the more I read about it… I read that St. Patrick spent five or six years in that village. And my dear friends agreed to drive us there, John and me, to see Blaney. And it was some distance. Was not a small gift.

So we came to Blaney and as I opened the door of the car and put my foot on the ground I looked and saw my own farm.

John:
It looked almost immediately like it. I was like going “Oh, my gosh! That looks just like Suches. That looks like our sheep!”

Martha:
Yes! It was white sheep on green grass with water beside it. And I had this strange sensation that there was a deep connection there. And later I would have verbalized it this way, “That God sovereignly took me there.” Just… I mean, I’d never planned it. I would have never done it even if I ‘d planned it. And He took me in hand and just carried me to Blaney, Ireland. And it was just a rural area sort of like we live in. But I understood that there was something in me that was bringing forth God’s sovereignty.

First of all, I didn’t plan for us to have sheep. I didn’t plan for us to have a farm. That was my husband’s idea and his dream to be a gentleman farmer and he wanted to have special sheep that John was able to find for him; a perfectly pure flock of sheep; the only certified scrapie-free sheep in Georgia. John found about twenty of them. And they were two… They were milking sheep which we never did. We didn’t take… They were pure pleasure; an education in many… Those of you who have been with me many years, you know I return to those sheep over and over again.

But… I did some reading about St. Patrick. They took us to his grave if I remember, John, at St. Patrick’s church in Ireland. We did a number of things around St. Patrick. I didn’t think a whole lot about it. I was more interested in my sheep and green grass on the edge of water. And… But as the years have gone by, particularly this weekend, Voice of the Martyrs sent out a writing about St. Patrick, a short version of his life, that was very impacting. And my pastor did an extensive research on St. Patrick. It was incredible what he knew, and about history and so forth. But what I began to realize is that I’m a spiritual descendent of St. Patrick; that my ancestors lived where he came and settled; one of the places he settled in Ireland.

We do not understand this man St. Patrick. My pastor’s sermon brings you to an understanding of this man that changed the world. He didn’t just change Ireland. He changed the world. His impact was unbelievable but he had a story that my pastor related to Joseph; an identical story.

So it’s… It is a priceless sermon. And I won’t, I won’t expose it. All I’ll just tell you is that in some mysterious way I really believe that I am influenced in my life by St. Patrick, just as the sheep were reproduced in my life without even my ever dreaming of such a thing; I never dreamed of a connection to St. Patrick.

But… And… He was not Catholic. There are several things that we don’t know about him that we think we know. And… So for me, that is a story of God’s sovereignty over my life. He for some reason wanted me to know that my ancestry was impacted, undoubtedly, by St. Patrick.

John:
And more than just St. Patrick, the sovereign touch on St. Patrick’s life. That’s what, that’s what dynamically impacted the entire thing, is because he, he embraced the sovereign God. And he embraced His sovereign choices in his life and because he did, he affected the entire world.

Martha:
Um hmm.

Sheep, Ireland, and God’s Sovereign Hand – Episode #645 – Shulamite Podcast

First came sheep, then a trip to Ireland, and more sheep! God’s sovereign hand moved Martha across the sea to reveal a spiritual heritage she never dreamed. What adventure awaits you? What mystery will God unveil? What sight is His delight to share with you?

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Death and Life within God’s Sovereignty – Episode #644 https://shulamitepodcast.com/death-life-sovereignty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=death-life-sovereignty Sat, 06 Apr 2019 09:00:29 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5044 https://shulamitepodcast.com/death-life-sovereignty/#respond https://shulamitepodcast.com/death-life-sovereignty/feed/ 0 <p>Death and Life within God’s Sovereignty Episode #644 4-7-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642. Just as our God holds the keys to life and death, His sovereignty contains both the hand of wounding and the hand of healing. What a paradox for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/death-life-sovereignty/">Death and Life within God’s Sovereignty – Episode #644</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Death and Life within God’s Sovereignty
Episode #644
4-7-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642.
Just as our God holds the keys to life and death, His sovereignty contains both the hand of wounding and the hand of healing. What a paradox for us!

John:
And I do, I mean, I do have to say thank you, Martha because, your whole deal when you were at the Abby and God basically took you into your, your mother’s early death when you were 14 years old and where you had to passionately-charged deal with Him about something that was so crushing to a little girl, to watch your mother die of cancer. That… Your experiences fueled mine and I’m really grateful for that and I’m hoping that mine will fuel others because it wasn’t just little stories you were telling. It was encounters with a sovereign God and your encounters with a sovereign God. It is impossible for us to encounter the living God and not be changed. It’s impossible! And not only was it changing into your life and transformative in your life, because of me being under you it was transformative in my life. And He’s, you know, He’s gone in and it’s amazing, ok, it’s just amazing.

So I’m hoping that ya’ll will, will get it and enjoy it, and, and love it as much as I have because meeting the sovereign God like this has changed everything.

Martha:
I’ll just say just very briefly that what I met in God as He took me to my mother’s death and all the suffering of that, He said to me, “I hold the keys of hell and of death.” Meaning, “I am sovereign.” I didn’t know that was the word. “Now thank Me.” So I thanked Him and then He healed my soul and memory of those days of her death. So He had me come under His sovereignty first so that He could give me the healing of His sovereignty. It was His sovereignty that healed me and I walked out of that Episcopal Abby changed.

John:
It was His sovereignty that wounded you and it was His sovereignty that healed you. And if you can’t embrace the wounding hand of God, you will never experience the healing hand of God. That’s the tragedy. That you can remain, you can remain affixed to the wound and never come into the healing. And I don’t want that to, I don’t want that to be anyone’s experience. Oh, my God, please!

Martha:
You know, John, we talked about one more factor that we were going to discuss and it is that in God’s sovereignty… His, His… The Tree of Life is transcendent over the Tree of Death. In fact, life is so LIFE that it swallows death and that’s what that experience was for me. He will… He has… The scripture is full of it: Joseph, Job, Paul, Daniel. Suffering that God transcends and turns a person into someone that they’ve never been for His purposes, for His sovereign purposes.

Joseph is a picture of Christ and he was put through what he was put through for a sovereign purpose that he didn’t know. But because he accepted the wounding and he got the vision that his brothers meant it for evil but God meant it for good. And that’s the story of every story.

Yes, there is evil out there. Yes, there are wrongs. Yes, there are abuses to children, adults, everyone. But having a just a speck belief in His sovereignty will bring His sovereign purpose and swallow up the pain and everything. That’s what He did about my mother’s death. I carried that pain for twenty years and when He put me in the crucible and I cried out to Him, He, He caused me… “Here’s how you solve it, Martha. I hold the keys to hell and death. No one does. No man, no Satan, no devil, nothing. I hold the keys to hell and death. Now, thank Me.” And I mean, I was a transformed person because He did something in the Spirit in me and, and it’s… That’s just the way of the Tree of Life. His sovereignty swallows every pain, every horror, every nightmare, every problem, every sin. His sovereignty… Thank God, He is sovereign; that He’s powerful enough to take all of it and make it as He did for Joseph and Job. Job in the end saw God and was melted.

So you have made that clear because of your own healing along with way. That’s why the book is powerful. It’s not a doctrine. It’s not the doctrine of sovereignty. It’s the experience of the touch of sovereignty. And I, I am so grateful.

John:
Again that’s, that is why the cover is what the cover is to me. It is because it’s, it’s a touch. It is a reach – touch. And it’s an experience. This book is an experience, you know. I said that about the, the booklet I did, Where Are You, God? – my testimony book – and I said, you know, “This isn’t just for me. This is, this is an interactive book.” Well, this book is the same. And maybe that’s because that’s how God wants to speak through me. And I’m, I’m grateful. I’m grateful that that’s how He speaks through me. I’m grateful that, that that’s how He chooses to speak, because that’s the God I’ve always looked for is that interactive God. I want a God that’s touchable, tangible, reachable. I’m not interested in, in a God that’s head knowledge and theology and creeds and you know. Though, though all of that theology and doctrine is not something that I’m throwing out, it’s just there’s something behind all of that. You’re talking about some-thing. I’m talking about some-one. And, you know, doctrine and theology is leading you hopefully to someone.

Martha:
You know, John, there’s an incredible statement in Romans 8. “All things work together for good to those who love Him according to His purpose.” And that statement… We look at it and we think, “Yeah, yeah, right.” But it’s true. God gives you the love for Him that enables you to let Him have His own story in your life. And He would in time explain to me exactly why He put me through suffering and neglect and loneliness and grief.

I had found an old letter I’ve found recently where I wrote to someone and said, “Please help me. I miss my mother so much.” And I knew that that person never answered that nor could they give me the comfort I needed. Only God could! And strangely, I was very isolated following her death but my point is… Oh, ok here it is. The Lord said to me, “You will never minister to anyone except from that little girl. She is your connection to the pains of humanity.” I can always associate with certain pains in life because I lived it. And I was formed in the crucible but made victorious in God’s love. God’s love swallowed it all up so there was no pain and He turned it to the good of causing me to have a heart of compassion.

So sovereignly it was perfect what I went through. Couldn’t have been any other way if I was going to have any empathy for humanity. There is a purpose for every suffering and He wants to transform it. Transform you into… He molds you through all that you experience in life with specific design in mind so that all things come together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

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Just as our God holds the keys to life and death, His sovereignty contains both the hand of wounding and the hand of healing. What a paradox for us! And a truly difficult dealing for everyone He calls. But what a reward awaits them when they do!

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Just as our God holds the keys to life and death, His sovereignty contains both the hand of wounding and the hand of healing. What a paradox for us! Just as our God holds the keys to life and death, His sovereignty contains both the hand of wounding and the hand of healing. What a paradox for us! And a truly difficult dealing for everyone He calls. But what a reward awaits them when they do! Shulamite Ministries clean 10:54
A Sovereign Touch of Love – Episode #643 https://shulamitepodcast.com/sovereign-touch-love/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sovereign-touch-love Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:00:21 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5035 https://shulamitepodcast.com/sovereign-touch-love/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/sovereign-touch-love/feed/ 2 <p>A Sovereign Touch of Love Episode #643 3-31-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642. God’s sovereign touch of one person can become a force of grace and love to usher in the sovereign touch of another soul. It’s such […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/sovereign-touch-love/">A Sovereign Touch of Love – Episode #643</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A Sovereign Touch of Love
Episode #643
3-31-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #642.
God’s sovereign touch of one person can become a force of grace and love to usher in the sovereign touch of another soul. It’s such a powerful encounter!

John:
I’ve written, at the end of the book I said, “I’ll never come to the end of this.” This is not something that you, you say, “Oh, ok, I’ve got that. Now it’s a feather in my cap and I can keep on going.” This is something that you will forever as long as you breathe on this earth in your body, you are going to be dealing with God as sovereign. You will have to continually bow to Him as sovereign. And you’ll have to continually trust Him in faith that He is God, that He is your Father and that He is sovereign over the things that happen in our life, even the things that we don’t understand – particularly the things that we don’t understand.

Jennifer:
And, John, I, I found myself asking the question, “If you don’t know God as sovereign, can you ever really know Him at all?” You know, in a way that truly matters and the way that Paul meant when he said, “To know Christ is eternal life.” He didn’t say it like that but, right, but that was the verse. “This is eternal life to know…” But with that it’s, it’s to know God as God, right? Not God as I think He might be; my idea of Him; somebody else’s idea of Him.

John:
Or how I want Him to be.

Jennifer:
Yes. How I wish He was. How I wish He was something that I can control.

John:
Yeah, I‘d love a controllable God, so I think! You know, the second I had one I’d hate it but, you know.

Jennifer:
Well, yes, of course! (Laughing) But, yeah, that… So to me this book, this book is integral to bringing, bringing us to the crossroad to make the choice that enables the move of God in our lives in a very real way. Because I think we can choose to refuse to see Him, to refuse to know Him, to refuse to let Him in, to refuse to acknowledge Him. Romans 1 makes very clear that we can…

John:
And do!

Jennifer:
…refuse to acknowledge God as God and refuse to be grateful to Him.

John:
Yes, unfortunately and do!

Jennifer:
And do, yes!

John:
Yeah, yeah.

Jennifer:
And so I think even Christians though, we can refuse to engage on that ground. We do have that choice. And so I think, also, this is, this is a book that is very sobering because it will, it will bring you to, to ask that question.

John:
But the amazing thing is, is that it is so fraught with love and grace. It’s not like it’s gonna be punching you in the face and, and though, though there are some punchy statements, I’m not gonna tell you there’s not because there are, but it’s not a, a beating you into submission. It’s a wooing you.

Jennifer:
No, that’s the shocking part of it, John. That’s the shocking part. We don’t think… We think of sovereignty as purely, I’ll call it a battle of wills. Capital ‘W’ will and my will – little ‘w’ will. Right? And so we view it this very charged maybe even contentious, you know… I’m a little peon and God’s up on His throne and, yeah, He’s God and God is love. But it’s very removed. Do you know what I mean? He’s removed from my heart. It becomes this, you know, this issue outside of us almost. And what you’ve done is, is you’ve, you brought the person, the Father, the Shepherd, the engaged and intimate God. Sovereignty is not some far off issue. It’s not some thrown out in the heavens that is far removed from my life that I can’t see and then I’ll sing a hymn about for now, you know, a few times a year and be like, “Oh, isn’t that awesome and amazing to contemplate.” But it’s very distant for me. It has no real bearing on my life, my heart. And, and that is shattered. All of that is shattered. And, and we think that meeting God as sovereign would be this purely awesome thing and it is awesome. But it is also incredibly intimate and Martha has an afterword and it’s, you know, her story is in there as well and it’s, I mean this book is just from start to finish.

John:
Well, the amazing thing that it’s ended with her forward and her story. That story impacted me and her own sovereign touch came and impacted my sovereign touch. I mean, you (talking to Martha) really kicked it off. You know, I fought the sovereignty of God. I fought God as God. I fought that forever. And then He used you as a, an entreating force to begin to yield to, to Him as God and, and embrace the sovereignty all the way to the point that it became a, and has become a, a point of rejoicing. I rejoice over His sovereignty in my life because it gives purpose to things that are inexplicable, is that the word, and indefinable and unbearable, yeah. There’s certain things that I needed someone to be over and in control of things that happened. And when I entered into that sovereign touch relationship, my world opened up. My complete world opened up.

You know, while I was writing this book I had several people that would, would run through my head and it was almost like I was answering them while writing. And some, some gruesome abuses, some hideous things that I would, wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy that have crippled and that have so negatively impacted these lives that they, they have never really recovered from it though they can hold it together there’s still, there’s still a crippling. And I wrote a lot of this thinking of those people, because it’s real hard to in the hardest, most painful areas of our life for you to say, “Well, God’s sovereign.” It’s almost obscene. It’s profane and obscene if you don’t understand the sovereign touch. You know, it almost sounds like, “Hey, suck it up!” You know, “I’m so sorry you were hurt but, you know, God’s God and you have to suck it up.” Well that, that is not what this book does at all. Not even for a second, because I was constantly aware of that thinking that person I’m talking to and though I, I am faithful to the Spirit’s revelation and how He wanted me to say it and how the truth is often rather prickly because you have to embrace something that’s just gruesomely painful.

But at the end of the day it, it is such life and resurrection and, and I believe that it, it opens the door for that resurrection life of Christ to come through and that’s why I believe this book had to come before my exchanged life book. Because if you, if you can’t accept God as God and His sovereignty, you’re really never going to experience the exchanged life. It’s just… You can experience Christ but experiencing Him living your life, there’s got to be such a yielded vessel to be able to do that and a surrendered vessel to His Lordship and His choices.

And so, I’m, I’m, I’m excited to get into the exchanged life book next and, and it looks like we’re gonna be doing that in about three weeks starting, starting that, that process but this, this book lays a, lays a, a stake in the ground and, and a flag of victory. And I’m excited! I’m excited! I’m excited, excited, excited because I feel like not only is it a, a tremendous victory standard in my life, it is a, it’s a proclamation of His… It’s a defense of Him. Not that He needs to be defended by anyone but I feel like the Spirit used this and me and my life and what He did to be a defense of the Father and the Father’s choices. I don’t think you’ll leave this book thinking, “He is so uninvolved in my life.” I mean if, if you could have a relationship with a God who could, who literally could cover and kind of shore up all of our questions, all of our quandaries, all of our contentions—if you could have a God that could do that in every wince-producing moment of your life, in every pain-inflicted moment of your life, if He could do that, wow! Just wow!

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Looking for the Sovereign Touch – Episode #642 https://shulamitepodcast.com/looking-sovereign-touch/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=looking-sovereign-touch Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:00:46 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5031 https://shulamitepodcast.com/looking-sovereign-touch/#respond https://shulamitepodcast.com/looking-sovereign-touch/feed/ 0 <p>Looking for the Sovereign Touch Episode #642 3-24-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel The Sovereign Touch by John Enslow is highly anticipated and sure to challenge and encourage believers young and old alike. John: First of all, I want to first start and say that I am very sorry that the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/looking-sovereign-touch/">Looking for the Sovereign Touch – Episode #642</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Looking for the Sovereign Touch
Episode #642
3-24-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

The Sovereign Touch by John Enslow is highly anticipated and sure to challenge and encourage believers young and old alike.

John:
First of all, I want to first start and say that I am very sorry that the podcast has been limited on the app and on Shulamite.com. It’s never been not on Shulamitepodcast.com but because of depreciation of the web site functions – which I have no idea what that means – we, we had the app and the Shulamite.com areas go dark with the podcast. And thank you, Tammy, for letting me know. And I just want to invite anybody who sees anything like that if you happen to notice that there’s errors or there’s missing content or whatever. If you see something that’s wrong, I am wide open to receiving emails and letting me know that. I would have found it eventually but I don’t always go into all the content every single week. So when Tammy let me know, I was able to jump on to that, and get the app guys, in Vietnam actually, to work on it.

So that is done and so thank you, Tammy. And also big invitation: if ya’ll ever see anything, please let me know as soon as you see it so that I can deal with it. As far as it goes for now, everything is good. The app works. The Shulamite.com representation of the podcast is there as well as on the Shulamitepodcast.com site and YouTube. So it’s all, all good. So… But today we have something real exciting and I want to get into it as soon as we can. So let’s go for it.

Martha:
I’m going to let Jennifer announce. Jennifer and John and I are sitting together in the office and I want Jennifer to make the announcement.

Jennifer:
After weeks and months and time and prayer and tears and sweat and work and more prayer and listening and then more prayer, The Sovereign Touch by John Enslow is now available on Amazon Kindle. Huzzah! They are laughing and we are so excited. It is available on Kindle right now and we are going to make this available in print. We’re just… That might be a little bit. We’re working that out. But for right now you can download the Amazon Kindle app onto any PC, laptop, Mac or Windows, iPhone or Android; any device that’s out there. Amazon has a free Kindle app available so that you can go to Amazon and buy The Sovereign Touch and then download it to your device.

I just want to say as far as this book is concerned and I suppose, let me go ahead and do the full title. It is The Sovereign Touch: God is either sovereign over all or He isn’t sovereign at all. This book is such a phenomenal gift to disciples of Jesus Christ. It has challenged me. It has encouraged me. It has exposed me in the best possible sense. It has been an experience working on it and reading it. It is, as the mandate to this ministry has been and as John’s prayer and declaration before every podcast, The Sovereign Touch is a living impartation to disciples to meet God as sovereign, to experience God as sovereign, to know God as sovereign. And I really… I will be praying but mostly I will be rejoicing that this book is going out.

Martha:
I just want to say that for me the book was an experience, not a read. And I wept through every reading. Three or four times I’ve read the whole thing through and it’s not small. It covers a lot of ground. And it is personal, it’s experiential, and that is the proof of the Word, is when you experience exactly what God says.

So I am more than grateful. I really feel like I related it to Romans 1 where it says, “They did not honor God as God.” And that speaks of the sovereignty right there. If you don’t honor Him as God… And I, the reason I’ve wept so is because this book brings honor to God as God. It glorifies God and defends God and explains God and exalts God and it’s just a masterpiece, spiritually and practically and thanks to your editing and John’s writing by the Spirit.

So we are so excited and I really want to hear from people when they read it. We really want a feedback. So…

John this book is such a personal narrative of your life and such a journey into the revelation of the sovereignty of God, which I think it takes a revelation. Do you feel that sovereignty was the solution for your life?

John:
Well, you know, I was telling you the other day that the, the cover is the representation of the book. And when I was thinking of the cover I was thinking of the touch that God was making with Adam that Michelangelo did. You know, that iconic, beautiful God reaching down to ignite this divine relationship with Adam and was reaching, full outstretched to get to Adam as Adam kind of loosely reached up to Him (“The Creation of Adam”).

So that’s what I originally saw. And then I thought about it and I said, “Ok, but this book is going beyond that.” This book is going beyond that initial touch. It is the grasping. It is the touch of a hand. And I did it with a child’s hand because I saw it as a father and a child. And basically I take you from ground zero where you have to deal sovereignly. Our ground zero is our birth, our parents, our rearing years. And that’s literally the, the stage that is set for every single human that we would know Him as sovereign.

And so you have to be a child to get there but you have to go back to be a child. You have to be born again to actually make this transaction because it’s impossible to do. No one, absolutely no one is going to make this transaction bar someone who has literally come through a rebirth and then has a divine Father come after them to equip them to embrace a sovereign God. It’s not something that’s natural. It is supernatural. None of us, not a single one of us can embrace sovereignty just because we say we’re gonna do it. We can make the choice! We can— And we have to make that choice. We have to say, “I bow to Your will” and we bow to His lordship. But no one is gonna do it just gutting it out. It’s, it’s not— It just won’t happen. You are having a divine touch and that’s why I called it The Sovereignty Touch because it is a, an interactive reaction to a reach, a touch, and a grasp of a God who wants to lead you into His Lordship and into eternity.

And so, The Sovereign Touch, I take you from ground zero of that and then I walk you out to, to the different relationships you have, different things that happen in your life beyond; going into the government and your country and then beyond into our world and then I bring it right back to ground zero again.

I think that the way that God has done this book I am utterly fascinated with because I’m personally not capable of doing this by myself. This was, this was not something that I could have designed or worked out. I just totally believe that over the years God gave me all these little pieces that I put together as this book, and when we laid sit all out, when Jennifer and I worked out laying it out and editing it, it just masterfully came alive. And I really believe that it has a, an incredible anointing and power to allow someone to engage with the sovereign God and to…

I mean it takes you through everything. It takes you through every possible avenue of sovereignty from, you know, parents to life circumstances to authorities to government to the world to our pain. You know, that’s one thing I said in it is that, you know, I may, I may talk about sovereignty but at the end of the day when I lay down my head to go to bed I’m wanting that sovereignty to deal with my pain in my life. That’s the core of us. We want to know that God is not just sovereign in who He chooses as our president, not just sovereign in how we interacted with our parents. I want to know He’s sovereign over my pain. I want to know He’s that deeply involved with me. And so I’m floored by this book because not only is it, is it something that God’s birthed through me it’s something that I’ve brought it through my life so that it’s not just a theology or a teaching. Someone described the book said that it was a narrative teaching, because basically what it does is it takes you through the narrative of my life to see a number of things. It’s not only my testimony. It’s not only my experience but it is certainly the revelation of God that, that He’s given me. It literally is how God sovereignly touched, through all this, me.

I experienced the sovereign touch. I’m not just talking about The Sovereign Touch. I experienced the sovereign touch. And I’m, I’m looking for everyone. I mean, and you know, it’s not like… I’ve, I’ve written at the end of the book I said, “I’ll never come to the end of this.” This is not something that you, you say “Oh, ok, I’ve got that. Now it’s a feather in my cap and I can keep on going.” This is something that you will forever and ever and ever, as long as you breathe on this earth in your body, you are going to be dealing with God as sovereign. You will have to continually bow to Him as sovereign. And you’ll have to continually trust Him in faith that He is God, that He is your Father and that, that He is sovereign over, over the things that happen in our life; even the things that we don’t understand; particularly the things we don’t understand.

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The Sovereign Touch is John Enslow’s new book and it is now available as a Kindle edition through Amazon! This amazing and vital book is highly anticipated and sure to both challenge and encourage believers whether brand new or seasoned veteran. Don’t miss out!

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The Sovereign Touch by John Enslow is highly anticipated and sure to challenge and encourage believers young and old alike. The Sovereign Touch is John Enslow's new book and it is now available as a Kindle edition through Amazon! This amazing and vital book is highly anticipated and sure to both challenge and encourage believers whether brand new or seasoned veteran. Don't miss out! Shulamite Ministries clean 13:58
A Church with One Mind in the Spirit – Episode #641 https://shulamitepodcast.com/church-one-mind-spirit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=church-one-mind-spirit Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:00:03 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5012 https://shulamitepodcast.com/church-one-mind-spirit/#respond https://shulamitepodcast.com/church-one-mind-spirit/feed/ 0 <p>A Church with One Mind in the Spirit Episode #641 3-17-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637. There is unity only in the Holy Spirit and only with the mind of Jesus Christ. But what an amazing adventure to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/church-one-mind-spirit/">A Church with One Mind in the Spirit – Episode #641</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A Church with One Mind in the Spirit
Episode #641
3-17-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637.
There is unity only in the Holy Spirit and only with the mind of Jesus Christ. But what an amazing adventure to be one just as Jesus and the Father are one!

Martha:
When we did this Message of the Month, Jennifer was there and I asked her to read this. This is a long portion, but I think it’s wonderful.

Jennifer:
This is Ephesians 4:1-16 in the Passion.

“As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling. With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience. Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny. 

For the Lord God is one, and so are we, for we share in one faith, one baptism, and one Father. And He is the perfect Father who leads us all, works through us all, and lives in us all!And he has generously given each one of us supernatural grace, according to the size of the gift of Christ. This is why he says:

“He ascends into the heavenly heights taking his many captured ones with him, and gifts were given to men.”

He “ascended” means that he returned to heaven, after he had first descended from the heights of heaven, even descending as far as the lowest parts of the earth. The same one who descended is also the one who ascended above the heights of heaven, in order to begin the restoration and fulfillment of all things.

And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists,and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers.And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.

And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, nor led astray by novel teachings or by the false doctrines of deceivers who teach clever lies. But instead we will remain strong and always sincere in our love as we express the truth. All our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into him, the anointed Head of his body, the church.

For his “body” has been formed in his image and is closely joined together and constantly connected as one. And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and as these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in love.”

Martha:
See I don’t have a number 10 card, and I think the verse you just read will be our number 10 card.

Jenifer:
You mean that, the giant passage I just read?

Martha:
No, on the back side. We’ll just have one.

Jenifer:
Oh, verse 16!

Martha:
So we’ll get together and come up with that card and report on that later. That was… That whole reading to me was about the Church. And… But I didn’t, I didn’t do a card for that. But, that… Again we end up with that we are one. We are to be one. We are one. We’re made one in Him. We are, we are one with each other and one with Him. So thank you.

So I’m going to love to hear from our precious friends from all of this! And, thank you all.

Jennifer:
I’m really excited that The End Time Hope was February’s message. That it’s so close to the beginning of this year, you know? That it is in the beginning of this year. It kind of gives purpose to the year, I feel like for me. Not just the direction for my life but to take it in smaller bites for this year. I can take that in, you know? That’s… I can, I can go that far anyway. I don’t know if I have any place beyond this year, you know, since we have no guarantee of tomorrow. But, that, that’s hope for me. And I don’t know if you remember this, but after you gave that message and we talked a little like we always do, you said that you would, you would be willing to give me a great gift of a scripture card – because your scripture cards are jewels. And you gave me this one and I think it’s appropriate and so I wanna, I wanna read it for this end because I’m sure I’m not the only one who might be in danger of being overwhelmed and waiting for the Spirit to come in and settle them down and— Which is kind of what you helped me do with this verse. You gave me Ezekiel 36:25-27 AMP

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”

And it’s just a scripture of all that’s He’s going to do to make everything that He wants possible. And it’s just a nice reminder, you know, as we keep saying, it’s not on us but the work to believe is God promised this, therefore, it is so. And that’s what I stand on.

Martha:
So I have card number 11? Don’t you think it should be the very last one?

Jennifer:
I kinda do!

Martha:
Or is there a last one?

Jennifer:
We’ll call this a gold, a platinum package for, (laughing) for all who are out there.

Martha:
Ok! And it may go on and on. Who knows? This may start a movement (laughs)!

Jennifer:
Ten years from now when we’re on card 514, we’ll look back on these early days…

Martha:
(Laughing) And wish it were still simple.

Jennifer:
…smile…

Martha:
What children we were!

Jennifer:
Like a mosaic of cards on the wall!

(Laughing)

Martha:
Thank You, Lord, for this time and this word and for all of us who are here and all of you who are listening. Thank You, Lord, for our friends. In Jesus name and to His glory, Amen!

A Church with One Mind in the Spirit – Episode #641 – Shulamite Podcast

“Being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.” There is unity only in the Holy Spirit and only with the mind of Jesus Christ. But what an amazing adventure to be one just as Jesus and the Father are one!

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Every Time, Our Power Is in Prayer – Episode #640 https://shulamitepodcast.com/time-power-prayer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=time-power-prayer Sat, 09 Mar 2019 10:00:15 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=5004 https://shulamitepodcast.com/time-power-prayer/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/time-power-prayer/feed/ 2 <p>Every Time, Our Power Is in Prayer Episode #640 3-10-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Joan Wentzel, Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637. It is a great temptation to get involved with someone else’s will, working to persuade or convince them, when the real […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/time-power-prayer/">Every Time, Our Power Is in Prayer – Episode #640</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Every Time, Our Power Is in Prayer
Episode #640
3-10-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Joan Wentzel, Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637.
It is a great temptation to get involved with someone else’s will, working to persuade or convince them, when the real power is in prayer. Every time.

Joan:
I was just going to say the marvelous gift of a child is they know they can’t do anything. They don’t try. Their whole life is one big receiving. A little child asks, and asks, and asks shamelessly. There’s not a problem. I see the only problem is, is my adult. Wherever I think I’m sufficient, I am in big trouble. Deficit is not a problem. It’s sufficiency that keeps me from the Lord, keeps Him from giving, keeps me from receiving. My sufficiency is my terrible pride and terrible block to Him. A little child doesn’t have that.

Martha:
So if we could learn this, that we have everything, that His divine power has given us everything for life and godliness. There’s no limit except in our unbelief and in our old man.

And then the way is obedience. And I illustrate this with the story that I love. I think this is marvelous, very succinct explanation of the exchanged life. A young Russian man was born again with, under Major Ian Thomas’ ministry in Britain. His growth was so amazing that he was pressured to tell his spiritual secret but he always declined because it was too precious. Finally he felt he could share. “First God called me and His presence was so precious that I said to God, at every call I would obey Him. And I yielded and yielded and yielded, until I realized that I was simply clothed with another power altogether and I realized that God took me, tongue, thoughts, and everything and I was not myself but it was Christ working through me.”

Isn’t that interesting that the very things we’ve been talking about, tongue, thoughts, and everything, was what was conquered through his obedience, through his surrender; yielding, and yielding, and yielding. I love the word ‘yield’ because it means you let Him have the right of way. You let Him go first.

Jennifer:
Alternatively yield is also what is asked when there’s a fight. “Do you yield?” So if you’re grappling with someone, if you’re sparring with someone, if you’re fighting with them, as I often fight with God over things…

Martha:
Really?! Wow (laughs).

Jennifer:
I know, it’s shocking! (Laughter) But the thing is, do you yield? Or as little kids say, “Say uncle!”

Martha:
Wow.

Jennifer:
Which is “I give, I give up!”

Martha:
Thanks, thanks, Jennifer.

Jennifer:
Well, for me it’s, you know, it would be nice if it was just simple surrender and yielding the way to God. But mostly it’s my arms twisted behind my back, He’s like, “Seriously, you done yet?” “Uncle, uncle!”

Martha:
So what are, what are we going through this for? What is the, what is the end result? What is, what is our purpose on this lot, in this life, and on this world, and at this time? 1 Peter 4:7 (TPT) “Since we are approaching the end of all things, be intentional, purposeful, and self-controlled so that you can be given to prayer.

Our dear friend Wanda wrote me that the word, her word for the year was ‘intentional.’ And I said, “Ok, I’m going to pray for you to be intentional.” And then I got interested in that word and then I ran across by accident this verse in the Passion translation says, and it’s chilling. Listen! “Since we are approaching the end of all things, be intentional, purposeful.” About what? “And self-controlled so that you can be given to prayer.” We are called… We can do nothing, we can be nothing, we can achieve nothing, we can build nothing. We are called to pray. That is our work. That is our, not anything else, prayer. Prayer is getting God into this world, into this situation. And we have that power.
John’s always telling me, “Ok, go pray about that! It’s prayer that makes it happen.” And that’s so exciting. If we could understand that our work is prayer and that we have to be focused toward that end. Praying to pray is the main thing.

John:
What I say is that, that your, your greatest power is not in your words to convince or to whatever…

Martha:
Beg!

John:
Beg, encourage, you know, whatever. Chastise. Whatever it is those… That’s not, that’s not what your greatest power is. Your greatest power is in your prayer.

Martha:
And I’m so grateful you say that, John, because I get it out of kilter. I’m so intent sometimes on being able to persuade and that’s the… That’s not the greatest power. It doesn’t say here…

John:
I actually… I could say, “Yeah, you don’t need to do that! Don’t even tell, just go pray.” Because I know when your, your prayers are put forth, I know that the Father answers and it’s dynamic. It’s a dynamic answer.

Martha:
And it’s easy.

John:
And it’s easy…

Martha:
Oh, it’s so easy.

John:
…and it, and it saves your soul and it saves your life.

Martha:
My involvement!

John:
And your involvement.

Martha:
And my… Yeah.

John:
Because when you get entangled with trying to convince someone in the flesh or in the soul, you get slimed.

Martha:
And I, I think I tell this story in the Tape of the Month (The End Time Hope) but it’s such an incredible story. I have a friend I love dearly. She’s not in my life but I have just such a love for her. And she asked me to pray for her daughter who had a severe legal problem. Not criminal but there was a severe legal problem. And, an injustice. And I got a promise. I don’t remember the promise. I could go look it up. Just scripture! And I gave it to my friend and three years, some two or three years went by as the legal grinding of the courts. She wrote me to say that justice had been done fully for this gal. And she thanked me for all of us praying. And I wrote her back and said, “You know, I want you to know two things. One is I loved your daughter; sight unseen, unknown. God gave me love for her and out of that love came the promise. And the promise, when the promise came really all I did was stand that, that… It was done. There was no striving. Now there is striving in prayer. There is real war and real striving; agony, weeping in prayer. But that was, that was an example of praying the promise. And when you, when you get the promise, you simply stand. And that’s not hard to do.

John:
You went back to #5 (Ephesians 6:23-24), which is love joined with faith.

Martha:
Yeah, that’s right.

John:
You had love that joined with the faith that your prayers were going to be answered and they were.

Martha:
Um hmm. And I told her that. I told her that story of sowing love and reaping faith.

John:
That’s incredible!

Martha:
Isn’t that incredible?

John:
It is incredible!

Martha:
Thank You, Jesus, it only took me fifty years to learn it (laughs). So, okay. But there’s an ultimate purpose. Number 9, “The Purpose of Life is Worship.” “Lord, teach me how You want me to live. Do this so that I will depend on You, my Faithful God. Give me a heart that doesn’t want anything more than to worship You” (Psalm 86:11). And I don’t know this translation, NIRV.

John:
It’s the New International Reader Version.

Martha:
Oh, thank you. So there it is! That’s what we want to come to. That’s there’s nothing to our lives but worship. Billy Graham said… They said, “How do you spend your time?” “I just spend my time telling Him how much I love Him.” Oh! So there’s our little… These things we’re going to be on. And there’ll be other scriptures that come. Everybody will have their own story of it.
But we are going to be of one mind based on these steps that you are calling a ladder so brilliantly. And the steps of the Shepherd! Oh, my goodness, He has to lead the sheep one step. Literally three steps forward and four backward. Right, John? It’s hard to make sheep take steps! It’s not even one at the time. But that’s a great analogy because it speaks of the patience that we have to have with ourselves and that He has with us.
And that it’s one… He said to me one time, “Martha, how, what, how do you eat?” And I went, “One spoon at the time.” He said, “Okay. Don’t pour the whole story down people’s throats and make them choke! One, you live one step at the time. One revelation at the time. One verse at the time. Don’t give people more than they can take.” And… So there we have it. “Give me a heart that doesn’t want anything more than to worship You.” That would be quite a heart, wouldn’t it?

Every Time, Our Power Is in Prayer – Episode #640 – Shulamite Podcast

It is a great temptation to get involved with someone else’s will, working to persuade or convince them, when the real power is in prayer. Every time. Do you find yourself fencing with the will of another rather than listening for the Word to pray?

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It is a great temptation to get involved with someone else's will, working to persuade or convince them, when the real power is in prayer. Every time. It is a great temptation to get involved with someone else's will, working to persuade or convince them, when the real power is in prayer. Every time. Do you find yourself fencing with the will of another rather than listening for the Word to pray? Shulamite Ministries clean 11:24
Our Need to Love & the Role of Suffering – Episode #639 https://shulamitepodcast.com/need-to-love-role-of-suffering/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=need-to-love-role-of-suffering Sat, 02 Mar 2019 10:00:50 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4991 https://shulamitepodcast.com/need-to-love-role-of-suffering/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/need-to-love-role-of-suffering/feed/ 4 <p>Our Need to Love & the Role of Suffering Episode #639 3-3-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jacquelyn Nawrocki This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637. We have a need to be loved, and too often it’s all we can see. But there is a bigger need […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/need-to-love-role-of-suffering/">Our Need to Love & the Role of Suffering – Episode #639</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Our Need to Love & the Role of Suffering
Episode #639
3-3-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jacquelyn Nawrocki

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637.
We have a need to be loved, and too often it’s all we can see. But there is a bigger need than being loved, and suffering is the path that can bring us to it.

Martha:
So we’ve come from the danger is failure to love Him, to the choice is to love Him, to the problem is the old man. The old man does not love God.

John:
Cannot!

Martha:
Cannot, incapable of ­– that’s why he had to be completely put in the grave.

Many years ago Jacquelyn and I were meeting a, hearing a man speak (Charles Carrin) that I love very much. And he said, “I would like to say to all of you there’s no past.” He wanted to speak over us, “No past!” And I went, “Jacquelyn, what does he mean?” She said, “No past!” (Laughter) Nothing! I said, “Really, is that possible?” Yeah. It’s been done. He accomplished it.

So then, of course, there’s… Number four is “The Cost” – Matthew 16:24. We, we’re using the Passion Bible so much lately. The footnotes are brilliant and very rich. I can’t say it’s my number one Bible but it seems where I end up. So it must, maybe it is. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If you truly want to follow Me, you should at once completely reject and disown your own life.’” At once! How can you beat that? Pretty clear. “And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to My ways.”

And I think I threw in the story of the Russian young man. That he was under Major Ian Thomas in England. And he was born again under that ministry and he was so wonderful and made such spiritual progress that the other young people wanted to know what his secret was. And he felt like it was too private, too precious and he wouldn’t tell it. And finally he decided that he would tell it. And he said, “The Lord came to me. He was so precious that I said to Him, ‘I will do whatever You say.’ And so I yielded and yielded and yielded until one day I realized I was not myself. Another took over my tongue, mind, and whole being and I was not myself it was Christ living in me.’”

So that, that’s the result.

Jacquelyn:
When Peter cut off the man’s ears, Jesus said, “Put away your sword. Do you really think I will avoid the suffering which my Father has assigned to Me?” I had never seen that before. And my take on it is there is a suffering assigned to me, to all of us, individually. We have a suffering assigned to us.

Martha:
I saw something recently about that everything in our lives – good, bad, ugly, wonderful – everything, every event, every phase, every person in our lives, everything is orchestrated by the most specific sovereign hand to bring us to become in the end what He wants us to be. I think I wrote in one of my booklets on Love is that we think we need love. We’re always obsessed with needing love. That’s our major motivation is to get love. But our real need is to love Him. And only then do we have the love that we need is when we love Him.

So the number five is “Love is the gift of God in Christ.” It’s a gift. It’s not innate in us. We, we sitting here in this room we know we don’t have love in our self, in our old man. Ephesians 6:23-24 (this is the Amplified): “Peace be to the brethren, and love joined with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Grace (God’s underserved favor) be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying and incorruptible [love].”

Love and faith come from God the Father in the Lord Jesus Christ. So it is a gift. Our destitution about loving is solved and we have to remember that it is a gift. It’s not something that’s expected of me. God doesn’t expect it of me. He expects me to say, to make the choice. “Yes, yes I want to love You. I don’t. I want to love You, Jesus. I want more love for You.” We choose that and God honors the choice and moves according to our choice.

So it’s…I remember the same Charles Carrin said, I asked him one day, “How do you increase faith?” He said, “Increase love. Love and faith go together in the scriptures.” And here it is, love joined with faith. When you have love, you have faith.

I had an experience recently with a meeting, a situation in a meeting that was complicated. And the Lord gave me one request – was love. He didn’t…He gave me that I could ask Him for love. Not wisdom, not solutions, not confrontation, not reasons—just love. It was very, very simple. So when the situation occurred and the meeting happened, there was only love there. And it, a love that could be felt, that could be seen, and known. And after it was all over, I went, “I’m changed. What has changed about this situation in me?” And the Lord said, “You sowed love. You reaped faith.” And now I had faith for the situation. I don’t need… It doesn’t need anything but faith until it’s poof, gone. And it has proven to be poof, gone and only love remains. So it’s an overwhelming lesson to me that I sowed love and I reaped faith.

Okay. Then this could be the change of our life, this one verse right here. Number six is “Faith in the Promise.”

At the moment I can’t remember his last name but Armin (Gesswein) was the mighty prayer warrior that launched Billy Graham’s campaign and it— The explanation for Billy Graham’s impact, which is miraculous, was the prayers of this man and how he trained others to pray. And one, someone said to him, “Armin, give me something about prayer.” He said, “Plead the promise.” Simple! You get the promise and you pray that. And this is the essence of the promise. 2 Peter 1:3-4 (this is in the Holman): “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.”

Now if we could memorize that one verse and get it into us in terms of faith! Everything has been given already. I don’t have to achieve, acquire, earn, manufacture, work for anything. I only have to receive. And what do we receive? Everything required for life and godliness. All that God wants of us it comes through the knowledge of Him. That’s why Jesus said when they asked Him what is the work that we do. He said, “The work of God is this – to believe in the Father and the Son whom He has sent.” That’s the work, to believe. We don’t have to do. We don’t have to perform. We don’t have to get. We don’t have to achieve. We don’t have to grow. We only have to know Him and when we know Him, we have life, eternal life.

But oh my goodness! This is, this is the solution to whatever we, whatever problem we have is that He has given us everything required. Do you see it’s past tense?

John:
Has given.

Martha:
Has given! It’s all waiting. It’s, I remember the time I realized that everything is already given. I don’t have to get it from God. I don’t have to reach Him and wring it out and find it and try to access it or make it. It’s all been given. It’s laying there; the untold riches of Christ. And all we have to do is receive like a little child.

I realized in my illness… Pardon, it’s momentous to me (laughing). I’m sure it’s… But in that illness what I found was that God will go after everything in you till He’s got you down to the child. And He won’t hesitate to wreck, ravage, give you pain, give you suffering to get you to the child so that you are capable of receiving the riches that He has given.

John:
Infuriate you! He will infuriate you. Absolutely!

Martha:
Frustrate, defeat,

John:
Yeah!

Martha:
But He’s, what He’s doing He’s hitting at that adult old man and old woman. He’s hitting at that. That’s the cross. That’s why we have to give up our life and why we have to accept His cross in the, whichever the number it was, the third one, is so that we can become receivers. We have it all. The only process is being reduced to need it and then seeing by revelation that you have it. It’s just perfect, if we’ll be a little child. And He reduced me and He has done it over and over for fifty years now that I’ve walked with Him.

Jacquelyn:
So that’s what suffering does; it reduces us to the child so that we can receive Him and all that He has.

Martha:
That’s the cross. My suffering was the cross. And an answer to my prayer, “Lord, please get me where I need to be.” “Okay.” Whap!

Jacquelyn:
It makes it all worthwhile.

Martha:
It has a marvelous end. Yeah!

Our Need to Love & the Role of Suffering – Episode #639 – Shulamite Podcast

We have a need to be loved, and too often it’s all we can see. But there is a bigger need than being loved, and suffering is the path that can bring us to it. It is one of the deeper purposes of suffering, if we are willing to receive it and be reduced by it.

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We have a need to be loved, and too often it's all we can see. But there is a bigger need than being loved, and suffering is the path that can bring us to it. We have a need to be loved, and too often it's all we can see. But there is a bigger need than being loved, and suffering is the path that can bring us to it. It is one of the deeper purposes of suffering, if we are willing to receive it and be reduced by it. Shulamite Ministries clean 12:17
A Problem of the Heart, Not the Mind – Episode #638 https://shulamitepodcast.com/problem-heart-mind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=problem-heart-mind Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:00:04 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4949 https://shulamitepodcast.com/problem-heart-mind/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/problem-heart-mind/feed/ 4 <p>A Problem of the Heart, Not the Mind Episode #638 2-24-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637. The problem of living in the old man instead of the new creation is one of the heart, not the mind. Do you […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/problem-heart-mind/">A Problem of the Heart, Not the Mind – Episode #638</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A Problem of the Heart, Not the Mind
Episode #638
2-24-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #637.
The problem of living in the old man instead of the new creation is one of the heart, not the mind. Do you try to think your way out of a heart condition?

Jennifer:
Paul says, “This one thing I do.” To me that was him saying, “This is something I have to do” and knowing a little bit of Paul’s life, I can see that. I can see where you would have to forget the past and look to what’s ahead, to leave behind him who he was so that he could, you know, pursue as his goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus. And in so many ways The End Time Hope that’s what the hope is. It’s not about what you were, who you’ve been, where you’ve been, what you’ve done… Who do you belong to now?

Martha:
This is all so unrehearsed and I’m beside myself, Jennifer. That’s so wonderful and rich what you said. But I want to tell you what I believe the prize is and I think it’s Watchman Nee that affirms. And Austin-Sparks, too. The prize is Christ at the Marriage of the Lamb. That’s, that’s the prize he’s going for.

So these are just stepping-stones. I’ll just go through the cards and then if anybody wants to comment, this is not rigid. This is something we are going to be of one mind through the scriptures. But it’s not rigid. And it’s not law. It’s just what the Holy Spirit has given us to build our oneness of the mind of Christ.

And the first one is “The Danger.” This one has always given me chills, 1 Corinthians 16:22 (AMP). “If anyone does not love the Lord [does not obey and respect and believe in Jesus Christ and His message], he is to be accursed. Maranatha (O, Lord, come)!” The danger is the failure to love. The danger is not all this other that we think is the danger. The danger is to not love the Lord. To be… For that not to be the central issue of your life is loving Him. I’m never satisfied that I love Him enough. I’m never satisfied that I don’t want Him to impart more of the love for Him.

And then the agenda is number two, “The First and Foremost Command,” Luke 27b-28 (TPT). “You must love the Lord God with all your heart, all your passion, all your energy, and your every thought. That is correct. Now go and do exactly that and you will live.” Because Jesus asked a young questioner, “What is the most important command?” This was his answer. And when he answered with the first commandment, Jesus repeated it back to him and said, “This is correct. Now go and do exactly and you will live.” You see, life is in that first commandment because it is the first commandment of God to His humanity. And it’s as simple as can be because, and I can testify to it, that you ask Him for the love you don’t have and He will give it. That’s all He’s waiting for. “Choose to love Me. Choose to not, choose to not be accursed.” You will be accursed if you don’t love Him because that’s the first command. That’s God’s need. God’s desire of us is that we love Him. And if that’s, if that’s God’s, I’ll put in a word “need,” that’s what we can give, then there is no excuse for not loving Him with all that you are. And He, if you want that, He will come after it as I tell on the Tape of the Month how He came after me about the one that said, “Love the Lord with all your energy.” I won’t go into it here but it was that He’s just took all my energy for at least three years.

And the third one, “The Problem.” There’s only one problem and it’s the old man. And the mind of the old man, Matthew 16:23 (TPT). “Jesus turned to Peter and said…” Peter didn’t want Him to go to the cross. He didn’t want Him to go to Jerusalem. Jesus turned on him. And He was speaking to Peter and Satan. He turned to Peter and said, “Get out of My way, you Satan! You are an offense to Me, because your thoughts are only filled with man’s viewpoints and not the ways of God.” And that fight is the fight of the mind to keep yourself checked in what you’re thinking against the word of God, against the Spirit of God. The measure of your thoughts is the scripture and the measure of the Holy Spirit whether He is offended with your thoughts. It’s a fight! And yet because it’s command, you will have the power to do it.

So then is “The Cost.”

First it’s the problem is not loving Him. We are born not loving Him. We inherit not loving Him. We lived with people who didn’t love Him. We come from people who didn’t love Him and who hated Him. So we are, we are born with the problem. And, and the problem is the old man who didn’t love God in the Garden. And so Satan won what he wanted and that is the hate of God.

John:
And that’s… This scripture, this one could take you into your momentary life. It would take… I mean the problem is dealing with the mind of the old, old man. That’s, that’s something that you have to deal regularly and all the time with. I mean that’s something that I’ve got to look at, where are my thoughts? Where’s the attitude of my heart? Where is my mind? Where, where am I? I have to allow Him to check, like you said, check me. But that’s, that’s like an every day deal. That’s a progressive, all the time…

Martha:
Yes! Oh, of course. You know, I was going through something with someone recently where we speak about needing to monitor our, our words but we actually need to monitor our heart. Because if the heart condition is such that Satan’s whispers can come in, we’ve got to deal with the heart. And you can’t overcome the mind problem without dealing with your heart. I don’t know quite how to say it.

John:
And then the words come out of whatever your heart is thinking.

Martha:
Right! “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life.” So it’s a deeper work than the mouth. (Laughs) How do you think I know?

John:
It’s not just saying it! Yeah, yeah!

Martha:
It’s the condition of the heart whether you resolve things with the Lord. Deep things that He brings up and old things that He brings up for you to resolve.

John:
Well I’ve got something that’s currently, that’s, that’s poking at me currently, that the Lord’s saying, “I want to address this.” And I realize that it’s not just an emotion, it’s not just a thought, it’s not just a feeling, it’s not… It’s gone into my words, it’s, it’s pretty much all inclusive.

Martha:
Because it’s deeply in you?

John:
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Martha:
Kind of unconscious?

John:
Exactly! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You bought me something and you said, “I feel like the Lord’s on this” and, and I was like, “Yeah that would be, that would be it. That would be it. That would be perfectly it.” And so I’m, I’m having to deal with it but I realize it is, it’s in your thoughts, it’s in how you look at things.

Martha:
And what I said to you was, “This issue means the old man is present.”

John:
You said, you said that this is the— “This is your connection to the old man. This is, this is what’s holding it on.” And I went, “Oh!”

Martha:
Yeah, you said, “You hit it. That’s it!”

John:
You hit it. That’s it. The nail on the head!

Martha:
The Holy Spirit said it.

John:
Yeah, but it, but that’s why the problem, dealing with the problem, it’s not like He’s gonna leave you. “Oh go deal with it yourself!” No! He’s gonna bring it to you and He’s gonna be addressing it to you. But, but this issue is something that’s, it’s across the board.

Martha:
It’s vast.

John:
Yeah!

Martha:
It’s all!

John:
Yeah, yeah, exactly! Yeah.

Jennifer:
So is it just me or so sometimes the importance of the mouth is that it tells on you? (Laughter.) You know, that it’s not… Yeah, the heart matters more than the mouth but the good and bad thing about the mouth is it does expose where your heart is. It, it lets everybody around you know and the people that are watching for your soul can then step forward and say, “Hey there. Easy, Striker!”

Martha:
I think that’s what Sandy said. “Shockingly revealing to me my choice of Him or not.”

Joan:
I was just going to say that I feel like my thoughts expose where my heart is. What I’m thinking on, what’s rolling around in my brain is really what’s going on in my heart that I don’t want to think is, usually. But my thoughts expose it and then my words because the thoughts always come out in words and so my words expose my heart. It’s that “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks our words.” But I always feel like there’s the mind-heart connection that I, I would like to hope is not going on but it, it is.

John:
Well I’m very, very pleased that my mouth does tell on me. (Laughing) That’s grand. I love that! This is a great thing about my mouth. Nanna, nanna, nanna! Bad, bad, stink, pew! Right here. You better get it!

Jennifer:
That’s exactly what it is.

Martha:
Can we stop now for a few hours, a few weeks (laughing), and all think about this?

A Problem of the Heart, Not the Mind – Episode #638 – Shulamite Podcast

The problem of living in the old man instead of the new creation is one of the heart, not the mind. Are you trying to think your way out of a heart condition? If so, you are in for a big disappointment. Clean heart, clean life!

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The problem of living in the old man instead of the new creation is one of the heart, not the mind. Do you try to think your way out of a heart condition? The problem of living in the old man instead of the new creation is one of the heart, not the mind. Are you trying to think your way out of a heart condition? If so, you are in for a big disappointment. Clean heart, clean life! Shulamite Ministries clean 11:38
The Hope of Words that Move Mountains – Episode #637 https://shulamitepodcast.com/words-that-move-mountains/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=words-that-move-mountains Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:00:17 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4945 https://shulamitepodcast.com/words-that-move-mountains/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/words-that-move-mountains/feed/ 4 <p>The Hope of Words that Move Mountains Episode #637 2-17-2019 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel The power of proclamation gleaned in Kenyon’s Words that Move Mountains led Martha to a revelation of The End Time Hope, February’s Message of the Month. Martha: We’re meeting here around the fireplace and we’ve been discussing […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/words-that-move-mountains/">The Hope of Words that Move Mountains – Episode #637</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> The Hope of Words that Move Mountains
Episode #637
2-17-2019

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel
The power of proclamation gleaned in Kenyon’s Words that Move Mountains led Martha to a revelation of The End Time Hope, February’s Message of the Month.
Martha:
We’re meeting here around the fireplace and we’ve been discussing the podcast that came out today (2-10-19, Episode #636). And we’ve listened to it again because at the end of it here’s what I asked for: I said, “I’m going to ask all of you who are listening to help us. Show us what you’ve learned about working out your salvation. Write us a comment of your choices and let’s make this an ongoing conversation.” And then I said, “The issue… I want to move mountains with His words so we’ll be telling stories about amazing things, I’m confident.”

So some of you did, and you did write amazing things and I’ll just read part of it. They are all recorded on the Shulamitepodcast.com and you can read all of them. Sandy from Brazil says… She, she picked up on the words. “The Holy Spirit has lately very much not allowed me to ignore the weight of words. The ones I choose to think, speak and listen to have become shockingly revealing to me of my choice of Him or not! When I choose His words, it’s always a bending of my knees to Him as Sovereign.” Isn’t that beautiful? Thank you, Sandy. That’s rich. That’s what I wanted. I wanted your thoughts, your experiences.

And Steve Pierson said some wonderful things but I wanted to say this, “As I read this I remembered a quote from Fredrick Faber, “Choice is the highest act of Love.” I’m not sure I’ve ever heard that quote but it is incredible. He says, Steve says, “That phrase speaks volumes, doesn’t it?”

Andrea of Canada says, “I attended a gathering of folks who have a heart for the world and who every now and again come together in worship and intercessions. One of the directives from the Lord very early at the gathering was, ‘Watch your words.’ So instead of focusing on dark areas, we deliberately chose to lift our eyes and focus on the Lord.”

And that’s— It seems that the Holy Spirit is speaking about speaking, because my daughter said recently, “I don’t think I’ll ever say another word.” Because the Scripture shows how, as Sandy says, “weighty.”

Our dear Tammy said, “Choices! Christ as my Savior. Believing the Bible. Knowing He is Sovereign. And there are other choices after number one and in between two and three.” (Laughing) That was so cute!

So we rehearse, we went back to recover sort of what was said there. And this podcast is going to continue that. But we had a meeting for the Message of the Month, The End Time Hope. Thank you, Jennifer. It’s called The End Time Hope and it was something the Lord gave me for our group but I, and I knew that I wanted to share it wider than that.

Years ago the Lord gave me a very strong sense of the scripture saying about the Church, “You must be of one mind.” And I began… That became my primary prayer. “Make us of one mind.” And I think we did come to that and we’re still coming to that. It’s amazing that any group of two or more could be of one mind. It’s not of each other but the one mind is the mind of Christ.

And so what the Lord is doing, I believe He’s doing through scripture. And He gave me some scriptures in a 1-2-3 kind of order and I wanted to go over it a little bit with your help –those of you who have heard it and are here. I want your help. And these cards… We are sort of committed to going through these scriptures, nine scriptures and principles, together. And if we all have the same word, we will all be of the same mind. And if we’re all meditating on the same scripture, we’re going to come together with the same mind. And I think I offered on the Tape of the Month that if you wanted these cards that we, we have, just let us know and we will send them to you.

John:
You know, this is kind of cool because we’ve been on this book that we’re selling now – the Words that Move Mountains. We’ve been on that for really it’s been quite a while. It’s been… I’ve had it on the board that I wanted to get it in because it was so powerful and you were so impacted by it. And it’s like the Lord has laid a foundation of the value of moving mountains with, with the word of God. And that book is so absolutely fantastic. I really, I can’t, I can’t get through it because I’m still camped out in the first little area of it. But then from there, the Words that Move Mountains, that was kind of the precursor to where He went and then He’s giving you these nine words that move mountains. I mean, literally these are mountain-moving words that you’ve set up in the nine that are on the CD of the Month. And how everybody that commented were on the words.

Martha:
That was interesting that everybody that commented, that was… And I had even forgotten that we talked about that that much. But that little book and I hope we can carry it and make it available.

John:
No, no, no, no! We have got it. We’re got it now available.

Martha:
E.W. Kenyon.

John:
It’s Words that Move Mountains and it’s just, it has empowered and, and just…

Martha:
There’s the fire! I think you started that fire because of that. And when I was sick, I began to declare the way that he taught you to declare it and in two days I had a turnaround. And the amazing thing to me was that he illuminated, Kenyon pointed to the spoken word of the Word; affirmation. That speaking… He gave me so much foundation in the scriptures that we are to speak aloud the Word and I understand, in the early Church, the letters of Paul were read aloud over and over. And revelation was read aloud. So declaring it… He, he gives you that foundation in the scriptures and then he shows you the result. And it really is incredible result. So I’m sure that sparked what the Lord gave me in these nine cards.

John:
It’s like a ladder. Don’t you see that it’s been moving up, moving up and that was one of the rungs of the ladder and it’s just, it gives you such a vision of it.

Jennifer:
I’m, I’m right with you, John, in terms of the build. I think that’s something that, that I can’t stop seeing and I see it as the careful shepherding really, you know. One thing, then the next thing. One step. Next step. Little grass here. Little water here. It’s, it’s not too much. It doesn’t overwhelm to the point where that’s all you can see, is how overwhelmed you are. And I’m very cognizant of that in, in my own life. And I think what’s amazing about both the Words that Move Mountains, so the discipline of proclamation. I’ll call it that, because it’s a choice to have it become a practice, to have it become something that you literally do the same way you pray, the same way you read the Bible, to add this, this very powerful element which we were made to do, you know. And then with the CD of the Month, The End Time Hope, I, I just, you know, that was one that at first I was in danger of being overwhelmed. But because it’s broken down in these scriptures, because it’s broken down in these steps, it’s literally Him taking me by the hand and saying, “One at a time.” Or as Martha likes to say… I never know which way it is but I love her way saying, “One at the time!” (Laughs) Which is, it’s a small thing but I love it. And, you know, and for Him just laying it out. “Is there a danger? Yes, there’s a danger. Is there a cost? Yes, there’s a cost. Have I given you everything? Yes, yes I have. Let Me remind you of just how much I’ve taken care of all of it. I’m being up front with you about the good, the bad, the ugly – all of it.” And, and that has been just such a gift. Just such a gift. And…

Well, I found this so I’m gonna go ahead and, and read it. We were in Philippians because John had a verse there. It’s a fantastic verse. And then I glanced down a little further. And Philippians is Paul, yes? It’s Paul. Philippians is Paul. And, so he’s talking, starting in verse twelve [of Chapter 3], he’s basically saying, you know, “I haven’t, you know, I’m not saying I’ve already reached the goal. I’m not saying I’m fully mature,” which is kind of funny coming from the Apostle Paul (laughing). “I’ve only written half the Bible. You know, no biggie, I’m not there yet.” Oh dear! And he says, you know, “I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.” And then he repeats it. “Brothers I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it.” Meaning I haven’t, I don’t have all this. I don’t have everything. He says, “But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead.”

And He’s really been moving me through a lot of that in my life right now. And the CD of the Month, The End Time Hope, is really what it does. My danger of being overwhelmed was because I was looking behind and I was saying, “She’s not going to be able to do that,” you know. And that’s neither here nor there. It doesn’t matter. “Of course not! Okay, and?” Because it is not mine to look behind. And Paul says, “This one thing I do” and that really spoke to me, because to me that was him saying, “This is something I have to do.” And knowing a little bit of Paul’s life, I can see that. I can see where you would have to forget the past and look to what’s ahead, to leave behind him who he was so that he could, you know, pursue as his goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus. And in so many ways, The End Time Hope – that’s what the hope is. It’s not about what you were, who you’ve been, where you’ve been, what you’ve done. Who do you belong to now? Let go, let go of that! Forget it! Reach forward, move forward, step forward. That’s it and here are the keys to do it. It’s just so beautiful and perfect and simple.

The Hope of Words that Move Mountains – Episode #637 – Shulamite Podcast
The power of proclamation gleaned in Kenyon’s Words that Move Mountains led Martha to a revelation of The End Time Hope, February’s Message of the Month. Like climbing a ladder, the Holy Spirit moves us from one rung to the next, preparing us for what comes next.

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The power of proclamation gleaned in Kenyon's Words that Move Mountains led Martha to a revelation of The End Time Hope, February's Message of the Month. The power of proclamation gleaned in Kenyon's Words that Move Mountains led Martha to a revelation of The End Time Hope, February's Message of the Month. Like climbing a ladder, the Holy Spirit moves us from one rung to the next, preparing us for what comes next. Shulamite Ministries clean 13:32