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 Oct 2018 12:30:48 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 Called to Pray in Reality, Not the World – Episode #620 https://shulamitepodcast.com/pray-reality-world/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pray-reality-world Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:00:55 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4799 https://shulamitepodcast.com/pray-reality-world/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/pray-reality-world/feed/ 2 <p>Called to Pray in Reality, Not the World Episode #620 10-21-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel and Joan Wentzel This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #618. We are called to pray in the reality of God’s promises and provision, NOT what is happening in the world. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/pray-reality-world/">Called to Pray in Reality, Not the World – Episode #620</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Called to Pray in Reality, Not the World
Episode #620
10-21-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

Special Guest: Jennifer Wentzel and Joan Wentzel

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #618.
We are called to pray in the reality of God’s promises and provision, NOT what is happening in the world. Jesus has overcome the world and we hold to that!

Jennifer:
You’re talking about a disproportionate power to an insignificant entity and this booklet that I just finished Overcoming Fear (Soldier Without Fear is the one being turned into a booklet), you say in there when you get rid of your fear then you will see what is real. And you close on the fantastical, outlandish promises and provision of God, and that that is the reality whether we see it or not. And in that you said you have no desire – by talking about consequences of fear and who’s going to try and instill fear in you, you know, you hit on a lot of that – but you say very clearly, “This is not to evoke fear in you. I want to be the Elisha who sees what is real, who sees the armies of heaven where everyone else just sees the enemy encamped around us.”

And somehow what you’re talking about is just intersecting with that because I have been mulling that. John, do you remember that phone call I got from that guy who had the ministry to Christian metal heads?

John:
Yeah.

Jennifer:
He was in a heavy metal Christian rock band, which John and I are very well versed in. Your kids were exposed to these rock bands. But they’re pretty awesome! But he’s grown up now, had kids, all the rest of it. And he called because he just wanted to see if we were functional, if we were a ministry. He never called before. But they have a ministry to former bikers, to people that move in that kind of heavily tattooed, very hard-core crowd. And he said that for every person they bring in, and he said it’s a requirement for anyone who wants to be in any sort of leadership or missionary or discipling-someone-else situation –­ Adoration! Adoration is the book that they hold. That is their book outside of the Bible. That is the heart of their ministry, of their approach to God, everything.

But here’s my thing. The other thing is that Altogether Forgiven wasn’t, Amazon wasn’t ordering a lot of them for a long, long time. And I know John was praying about it. I know I was praying about it. It has all of a sudden started going. And this guy, we’ve never heard of him. I looked up online. I can’t find anything with the city where he said he was. I don’t know where he’s getting his copies of Adoration.

And it just occurred to me with you talking about this, that it doesn’t matter what we see or don’t see. You’re talking about a disproportionate power to an insignificant entity and what has just been phoom-phoom-phoom since you said that was…and we have no idea how much of that has already come to fruition.

There’s this ministry out there that we know nothing about, that could not be more alien from most of the groups that this ministry deals with. Ok, we mostly deal with church groups, traditional church groups, maybe some evangelicals, things like that. But it’s within the realm of norm. This is very much outside. This is a, what I’ll call a fringe ministry, because they are a very small group of people in, amongst, you know, the whole country. I mean, there can’t be more than a couple hundred thousand hard-core metal heads, all right. This is not your average thing.

We don’t know. We, we do not know what the reality is of what He’s already done. And so in addition to thanking Him for it, you know, if anything I think my prayer is not going to be “Do it,” but I’d like to have Elisha-eyes. I’d like to see it, because I think it is real. It is the reality. I just don’t have eyes it see it yet.

Joan:
I was just going to say when you were talking about the circling and the standing, Watchman Nee said somewhere that you, you wait for the promise and then you stand on the promise. And John explained to me what the standing looks like. It’s thanking, it’s praising. But I have… I remember when Julia was sick and you had sent me that, the prayers you had for Julia, one thing I prayed and I feel like it’s something that God answers because Elisha opened Gahazi – who was not a good person, he was not really with him, he was greedy – but he opened Gahazi’s eyes to see that, you know, all the armies that were, you know, surrounding. And one thing I have asked Lord was manifest Julia’s healing. “You promised, it manifest it.” I don’t know if that’s valid to ask for but if the promise is given, aren’t we just waiting for the manifestation of something?

And also I pray, I have a huge promise for the kids, all of them. And I say, “Lord, hasten Your word, hasten it, hasten it and manifest it. I want to see it.” It’s a promise and for me, what I’m, I’ve been praying to know how to praise. I’m so excited about this because I want to pray. I just don’t know what I’m doing. That’s what I said to them: “I don’t know what I’m doing but I want to do this,” while y’all were gone. So I have such a heart to pray. But to see answers is encouraging and prayer without answers just says to me, makes you, “Why are we doing this”? So answered prayer! It’s what you said in the teaching at the Methodist Church that you wanted, you wanted to talk about answered prayer, not another kind of prayer. And if it’s not answered prayer, to me, what is the point?

John:
I go back with what Jennifer was saying and praying what is real. You see what is real. You have the vision and you pray for what is real. Not for what is…

Martha:
Possible.

John:
Possible.

Martha:
You can’t pray for what’s possible. You have to pray… He, and you’ll see this in the book, he prayed for the impossible. There was no way but they kept praying anyway.

John:
So I’m kind of, you know, to pray, to pray what is real, to have the vision, and to praise for it being done in heaven. If you show me, God, something that’s in heaven, it doesn’t really matter what’s here.

Martha:
Exactly, it doesn’t matter how insignificant the entity is!

John:
No, it doesn’t matter at all. And it, it… Where’s my reality? There’s the truth. Where’s my reality? Is my reality in what He says and what He is doing and what is in heaven, or is this my reality? And this place is a place of chaos. This place is a place of confusion. This is a place of darkness.

Martha:
Speaking of the world.

John:
The world is, is all of that. This plane is that. But there, there’s something that’s so far beyond that, that supersedes it.

Martha:
I’m on this verse, “In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NKJV). And I want to know what that means. I want to see that. He has overcome the world. It doesn’t matter that there’s tribulation in the world. It not the… It’s what is seen. What was the phrase that you got while we were traveling? You said don’t look at what…

John:
Oh, I got that during Julia’s sickness. “Don’t look at what’s happening. Look at what I’m doing.” And they are two totally different things.

Martha:
There’s another one close to that that you got, too. It’s written in my notes, but that’ll do.

John:
Well, that was, that was that one but, you know, I… My world is not dictated by what’s happening in this world. And my world is dictated by what God says and what God is doing. And that is ever being tested and tried but where do I live? Where’s my reality? Am I going to make my reality here on this earth or am I going to make my reality… Is my reality what is in heaven? It’s not make it! Is it? I’m born again. I’m in the heavens.

Joan:
This is Colossians 3 out of the Passion translation, starting in verse 2, “Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm. Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ.  And as Christ Himself is seen for who He really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with Him in His glory!” That’s Colossians 3:2-4 in the Passion translation.

Martha:
This is a scripture that Jacquelyn got for John during our travel and I’m, I’m just, just drinking it. Psalm 45:1 in the Passion translation. “My heart is on fire, boiling over with passion. Bubbling up within me are these beautiful lyrics as a lovely poem to be sung for the King. Like a river bursting its banks, I’m overflowing with words, spilling out into this sacred story.” Isn’t that exquisite? And that’s, we… Our calling is to publish the deeds of the Lord to the next generation.

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We are called to pray in the reality of God’s promises and provision, NOT what we see happening in the world. Jesus has overcome the world and we hold to that! Elisha had eyes to see what was actually real. He had Heaven’s view, and that’s the view we need.

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We are called to pray in the reality of God's promises and provision, NOT what is happening in the world. Jesus has overcome the world and we hold to that! We are called to pray in the reality of God's promises and provision, NOT what we see happening in the world. Jesus has overcome the world and we hold to that! Elisha had eyes to see what was actually real. He had Heaven's view, and that's the view we need. Shulamite Ministries clean 11:18
Resurrecting a Vision for Revival – Episode #619 https://shulamitepodcast.com/resurrecting-vision-revival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=resurrecting-vision-revival Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00:18 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4797 https://shulamitepodcast.com/resurrecting-vision-revival/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/resurrecting-vision-revival/feed/ 2 <p>Resurrecting a Vision for Revival Episode #619 10-14-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #618. So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That’s the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus. Martha: So […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/resurrecting-vision-revival/">Resurrecting a Vision for Revival – Episode #619</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Resurrecting a Vision for Revival
Episode #619
10-14-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #618.
So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That’s the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus.

Martha:
So this pastor got the vision of praying circles around what God tells you is yours. And God would tell him outlandish things. He wanted this piece of property that was like a crack house or something like that. They wanted to make, God said, “Make a coffee house in Capitol Hill.” And he asked the price. I think it was $200— $2,000,000. And he went to the owners and he said, “I have no money, no credit. I’m a pastor and I want that piece of property and, for God.” And the owners were Jewish. I don’t remember the circumstances but he, I think it got it for $300,000 and God had to provide that $300,000 but it was not $2,000,000.

And he went issue after issue like that. That they got the last piece of available property on Capitol Hill and it was $14,000,000 for that piece of property. And everything that happened, negative and positive, was the answer to his vision; even everything that shut down. Three times someone outbid him for a piece of property. But it was God, because he needed it in a different, different situation.

So I want us to get the vision of the possibilities. And it includes praying circles around your family and around your own life. But I’m bringing it to you as a new call to prayer for us to get the vision.

John:
I think it’s interesting in another thing. We just got back from the trip that everybody sent us on and we were at a Hilton Hotel. And in this book he talks about Conrad [Hilton] and he talks about there is a spiritual heritage there that doesn’t reflect the current generation.

Martha:
Right.

John:
I, you know, the current generation… I’m going, “Oh, well, the seed must all be bad.” It’s not! It wasn’t! There… And we were in a Hilton Hotel where, and Conrad had done basically the same thing. So I don’t want to tell that story but it, it’s amazing.

Martha:
It really, he did it by prayer and his while life is… His mother’s answer to everything, everything was, “Go pray, Conrad. Go pray!” That’s the answer.

John:
And maybe that’s why the current generation has such a difficulty. It’s an assault against the, the…

Martha:
The heritage.

John:
…the heritage that was there. And maybe, hello, maybe I need to be praying for that, you know.

Martha:
Yeah.

John:
Rather than being like, “Ew, gross! I maybe need to say, “Listen, let that, let that original heritage that was in Christ come forth.

Martha:
And that same heritage of the Hebrides Revival is in Donald Trump.

John:
That’s just amazing.

Martha:
There’s some kind of unction on him because he’s the, he’s a nephew of the people that have the Hebrides Revival, which is one of the greatest stories in the world. You don’t know that story? Ok. Yeah. That revival was started by two old women, sisters. One of them was blind and the other one was crippled. They could not go to church so they had church in their home. And they began to pray for revival. And they prayed that revival in and it was an astonishing revival that went, I don’t even know how far. Their niece went to New York City and met a man named Trump, married him and their son was Donald Trump. One of their children was Donald Trump. He… and I remember him going… Early in his presidency, he went to, was it Scotland? Scotland, to the little cabin and stood in front of that little cabin. They didn’t make a big issue of it except as it was his roots. They didn’t have any spiritual or the news didn’t, but a couple on the spiritual thing. He went to that… He goes every couple of years to that little cabin and stands in front of it and does I don’t know what. But one thing we’ve learned about him is that his goal is to be the most praying president who’s ever lived.

John:
He will have to be. (laughs)

Martha:
He will have to be. And that’s one reason he’s surviving is because he is giving himself to prayer.

John:
And maybe that’s the answer to his, maybe that’s the very answer to his prayer is that, you know, you will be a praying person if you’ve got a serious burn (laughter). And he’s got a serious burn.

Martha:
Yeah.

John:
So maybe it’s God’s… That’s how God’s answering it.

Martha:
And, and I, I know that those two old women, seemingly fruitless, seemingly incapable of anything. I don’t know which one of them prayed but they prayed other prayers in. And one man went to a barn for two weeks and prayed that Duncan Campbell would come to the Hebrides Islands. Well, they were just little farm people. They were nobodies! Duncan Campbell, who was a great evangelist, was in a, probably England and God said, “Go to the Hebrides Island.” And he went, “I don’t know anybody! Why am I going there?” He got on whatever transportation and went to the Hebrides Island, got off and somebody met him and said, “You’re Duncan Campbell, aren’t you?”  And he preached and a revival broke out.

But those two women… That gave me such courage, that story, because the fruit goes on and on of prayer. My books can burn up but my prayers will live beyond me and keep reverberating. And that… I knew it when I was a young believer that the most important thing to do was pray. That was the one permanent fruit you could bear, was prayer.

You know my vision of revival. My passion is the last revival. Y’all know the vision I had in the church, and the pastor was preaching on, I think…quoted someone who said, “The reason we don’t have revival is because we don’t have mentors.” Mentoring people who mentor other, you know, other people. And I had a vision of the Untied States. I had a map of the United States and over it were like towers of different sizes and it was all the most incredible, ferocious intercession for revival. That’s… I knew that’s what I was looking at. It was everywhere, the whole United States. And when I finally took it to him, he said, “You probably don’t know, Martha, that they say that the Methodist Church is the one denomination ripe for revival because we have so many churches. We have so many buildings where revival can take place.”

So I believe that what I’ve been through in the last year is the death of a vision. And that what He’s resurrecting is through this circle of prayer. I started it with the church. I’ve looked for someone in there. I’ve looked among us for someone with the same passion for revival. Jim Pierce’s son… I told him about that. He said, “Miss Martha, that’s what we see.” He’s in a Circuit Riders Ministry where they go from campus to campus and he said, “We call them the chimneys of prayers. You’ve describes the chimneys that we’ve seen.” So that was my confirmation. That… And they are, they’re doing it with enormous effect.

So are you onboard?

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So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That’s the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus Christ, as they consider the Hebrides Revival and the spiritual heritage imparted through fervent prayer.

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So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That's the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus. So God has given you a vision of revival. Now what? That's the question that Martha and John answer out of their own lives and relationships with Jesus Christ, as they consider the Hebrides Revival and the spiritual heritage imparted through fervent prayer. Shulamite Ministries clean 8:41
Get the Vision, Pray It In – Episode #618 https://shulamitepodcast.com/get-vision-pray/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-vision-pray Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:00:02 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4795 https://shulamitepodcast.com/get-vision-pray/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/get-vision-pray/feed/ 3 <p>Get the Vision, Pray It In Episode #618 10-07-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow When God gives you the vision for something, it still has to be prayed in, but what does that look like? What does it mean to pray in the promise of God? Martha: We’ve had a call for many years.  A […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/get-vision-pray/">Get the Vision, Pray It In – Episode #618</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Get the Vision, Pray It In
Episode #618
10-07-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

When God gives you the vision for something, it still has to be prayed in, but what does that look like? What does it mean to pray in the promise of God?

Martha:
We’ve had a call for many years.  A lot of people have come and gone. But the call is and the promise is a disproportionate power to an insignificant entity. And we are an insignificant entity. But we have not come to the disproportionate power. John has said to me numbers of times, “We’re stuck and we’re not moving.” And I would say to him, “It because we’re not praying.” And he would go through, we’d go through and come back again and say, “We’re just not moving” and I would say, “We’re just not praying.

So I have been asking the Lord for I don’t know how long, “How is it that we as a cooperate group need to pray? And what do we need to pray and how?” And the Lord has answered me with a book. It’s called Prayer Circle or something like that. And as I read it, I realized I’ve done it a few times in my life and it has worked.

When I was in the Episcopal Church and I didn’t, we didn’t know the pastor was into mediums and later he divorced his wife and married a witch. And he was the pastor when I was being filled with the Spirit. So I knew that nobody knew the Lord there, because he wasn’t preaching Jesus. He was preaching good works. And so I prayed, “Lord,” and I prayed it a lot. I had been filled with the spirit sovereignly, individually. You know the story. I would pray, “Lord, open the heavens and pour out on this church the same, the blessing that you gave me.” The blessing was the Holy Spirit but I didn’t know the name. But that was my prayer. “Open the windows of heaven as You did for me and pour out Your blessing.”

That preacher left and another one came in who got saved and filled with the Spirit after he was ordained a long time. And he was filled with the Spirit and very quietly and wisely, he carefully began to orchestrate introducing the church to the Holy Spirit.

And so we had a layman weekend where people came and gave witness to speaking in tongues and being baptized in the Spirit. A Wednesday night group was formed that people came from all over Atlanta because there was so much going on in healings and everything and we were in such… The Holy Spirit was so moving that people learned about it. Even nuns came. And I would say, “I’m so glad you came.” And she said, “I’m so glad you came.” (chuckles) And it was a wonderful time.

Then there was the Honduras story, which I prayed, prayed the, over and over again, “Jesus is Lord.” And I prayed it over the whole valley over and over and over again. And it exposed the problems and closed down the mission and we left the mission.

But the original intent… A nun had bought that property and made it a paradise with a vision of having a retreat center for Honduran pastors and churches, because they meet wherever they can. And most of them don’t have church buildings that they own. And so that was this nun’s vision. And, and that became mine without knowing about her vision. My vision was a retreat center. Well, it has been built. So God had me circle that and fight for that retreat center and it was build by the local Hondurans and is functional. And they’ve asked me to come and do a conference there.

So there have been times that I have prayed this way. And I’m very excited because one of my mentors is Henry Gruber. And he’s the man who walks and prays. He’s walked every street in Israel. He’s walked through gunfire in Lebanon and it didn’t touch him. He has a truly miraculous life and visionary life. But he walks and prays where God tells him to go.

And that’s what I’ve done with the Methodist Church in Dahlonega. And when I lived there with Kenneth I did… Lots of times I’d go round and round that church, because I’m called there and I’ve had a vision of revival there. And that vision has died in my sickness and in my not being able to be at that church. But it is being resurrected to this level of prayer. The resurrection is, in my life, is prayer; how to pray so effectively and it’s very simple. It’s just getting the promise or the vision and you pray circles around it.

And the story… You will read the story of the man that discovered this from a legend in Jewish writings. A legend of a man who drew a circle… They had a drought in Israel, which they had often in the centuries past, and he sat down and he drew a circle around himself and he said, “I’m gong to stay here and I’m not leaving but I’m going to pray until it rains.” And he was known as the one you go to when there’s a drought because the rain happened.

And he traces… The most powerful one that I feel the Holy Spirit on is the story of Jericho. That they marched round and round in silence. And I think it was some six hundred thousand people marched around Jericho. I’m not sure. I’ve read that figure but I don’t know that it’s accurate. Anyway they walked around and around and prayed silently I think for seven days. And when they shouted the walls fell down and the city surrendered.

So that kind of prayer is our image. We’re going to be like Jericho. And we’re going to get God’s vision of what He wants—a vision of the vision.

And this man started a teeny church on Capitol Hill in Washington. From that beginning, that little beginning of maybe twelve people at the service, he has coffeehouses; he owns millions of dollars of value in property that God gave them the money for. God gave him $25,000,000 for missions. And all they do is pray circles around everything. And it’s not so much a literal circle, it’s you just stay at it. It’s a matter of persistence. You just stay at it and you keep praying and you will not give up.

John:
The thing I love about it is that the message that you gave on prayer, you gave two messages. And those two messages you and your booklets, obviously, you talk about hearing, listening, hearing and praying what you hear. It’s not about praying what you decide. It’s not praying about what you even want, really. It’s really not. It’s… You can, you can…

Martha:
It’s not what you see.

John:
Certainly not what you see, at all. But you’re literally waiting for the vision, the heavenly vision. God saying, “This is what is in heaven that I want to do on earth.” And then you stand. And the thing that shocked me so much about the message of the book that you related to me, I’ve not read the book yet, but the thing that you related to me about it is that you’re not particularly praying, “God do this, God do this, God do this, God do this.” You’re not telling God what to do. You’re praising God for He wants to do.

Martha:
Thank you, John. That’s the simple premise. I’ve heard it from three different sources. The simple thing of prayer is you get the promise and you glorify God. If you get sick and you get the promise of healing, you no longer ask for healing. You just praise Him for healing.

John:
Actually it’s anti-faith to pray for healing…

Martha:
Exactly!

John:
…when you’re sick.

Martha:
It’s unbelief.

John:
It’s unbelief. If you have a word, if you have a word for healing, and God says, “I am going to heal you.” And then you say, “God, please heal me, please heal me, please heal me.” Well, then you’re praying in…

Martha:
In unbelief.

John:
In unbelief and fear, really. And what he says and what you’ve said is that you get the thing and then you stand and then you praise God for it, you thank Him for it.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
You stand in the place of gratitude and thanks that…

Martha:
Thank you, John

John:
…He is going to do it.

Martha:
That’s the essence of it.

John:
That was the essence for me. That’s what my take-a-way. Just the gleanings. I mean really you just told me a little bit about the book. You’ve not read it. You’re read stories in there and I’ve been, you know, impacted by the stories. But the thing that really… That’s what hit me. That’s what hit me. All of a sudden I said, “Oh, my gosh! I’ve haven’t done that at all. I continually go…

Martha:
“It’s not here. It’s not here, so…”

John:
“God please do this, God please do this.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
And really that makes a relationship with yourself rather than a relationship with God. If you have to hear what God does and says, that’s a relationship. It’s relational. You’re listening to Him and then you’re thanking Him for it. You’re saying, “Thank You! I am thanking You ahead of seeing it.” Which is faith is the evidence of…

Martha:
Things not seen.

John:
Not seen. And so that, that’s so huge to me. So that I can say, “Ok, this is— God, this is what You have, You have said in my heart. This is what You’ve said would, would transpire here.” Even on the podcast that went out today I’ve, I’ve been asking people, “Hey, would you please pray that the floodgates would open. There’s a veil on the floodgates.” Maybe the veil is the fact that it needs to be pierced with thanks. I don’t do that. I say, “God, please, PLEASE do this.” He’s already told me He wants to do this. “Thank You, God, You’re doing it. Thank you, God, You’re doing it.”

Martha:
Um hmm. And see the books that we have, we need to go and pray and pray that there will be open doors to the books. That they will go out. Not, it’s not that the books would sell. It’s that the message would get out.

And even the man who’s so becoming so famous, as the expert on prayer ­– his name is Erwin something – he prayed for Billy Graham’s crusades. He’s the one, he’s the one that got Billy Graham. Now there were other men. There were other visions but he’s the one who prayed. And someone said to him, “Erwin, what’s the secret of prayer?” “Get the promise and plead the promise,” he said. “Get the promise and plead the promise.”

Well, I think we have many promises that I’ve just probably lost. But the one we have is a disproportionate power to an insignificant entity. So we’re going to pray for the disproportionate power to be ours.

John:
Ok. We’re not going to pray for it.

Martha:
Ok.

John:
We’re going to thank God that He’s given us the…

Martha:
The disproportionate power.

John:
…disproportionate power. We have it. He’s done that for, for almost…

Martha:
I see.

John:
The entire. It’s the way we think.

Martha:
Yes, thank you! Everybody correct everybody that does what I just did! (laughter) “We’ve got to pray for this!”

John:
No, we don’t have to pray for it. He has told us almost the entire time, if not the entire time that I’ve been here, that that was the reality.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
But I’ve never thanked God for that reality.

Martha:
Me neither.

John:
I’ve never said, “God, thank You that You choose to do it through a insignificant entity and that You are giving us, that You have given us…” See, it’s hard!

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
“…that You have given us the disproportionate power.” And another thing that he (Batterson) kind of goes back over and over through the book he says, “Listen, this isn’t the ‘name it – claim it’ thing.”

Martha:
Yes. Right.

John:
You know, I’m…

Martha:
You don’t decide.

John:
I’m so resistant against that.

Martha:
Yeah.

John:
I think, it’s repulsive because it does it without God.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
But he, he…

Martha:
It makes yourself god.

John:
It makes yourself god.

Martha:
And the “name it, claim it” is I decide what I want and I decide God’s going to give it to me.

John:
That’s right.

Martha:
And that’s not the way it works.

John:
That’s not it at all.

Martha:
It’s not what it… And I’m glad he put that in there!

Get the Vision, Pray It In – Episode #618 – Shulamite Podcast

When God gives you the vision for something, it still has to be prayed in, but what does that look like? What does it mean to pray in the promise of God? John and Martha paint a clear picture of prayer that pleases God.

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When God gives you the vision for something, it still has to be prayed in, but what does that look like? What does it mean to pray in the promise of God? When God gives you the vision for something, it still has to be prayed in, but what does that look like? What does it mean to pray in the promise of God? With help from "The Circle Maker," John and Martha paint a clear picture of prayer that pleases God. Shulamite Ministries clean 14:10
The Story God has Written on Us – Episode #617 https://shulamitepodcast.com/story-god-written/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=story-god-written Sat, 29 Sep 2018 09:00:11 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4784 https://shulamitepodcast.com/story-god-written/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/story-god-written/feed/ 5 <p>The Story God has Written on Us Episode #617 9-30-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #615. We can choose a destiny far less glorious than the one God offers. The story He’s written is one we receive—or walk away from, like the Rich Young […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/story-god-written/">The Story God has Written on Us – Episode #617</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> The Story God has Written on Us
Episode #617
9-30-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #615.
We can choose a destiny far less glorious than the one God offers. The story He’s written is one we receive—or walk away from, like the Rich Young Ruler.

Martha:
Nah, he’s not going to read the story of the little four year old, I don’t think, because he’s told it before. It’s in his story but to me that illustrates the absolute sovereignty of God. There was no reason for you to know there was a God available. There was no, nothing. There was no setup that that was logical in any way whatsoever. And I want every life to be able to see God as God in all these areas. And many…you talk about some that you resisted and you hated and you were very transparent in it which, that’s what helps us know what God can do with you even when you’re just, your, even when you’re bitter and reject what He’s doing and disappointed in Him. It doesn’t matter. God’s not offended. He’s just not offended. He has mercy.

John:
And He did and, you know, like I said, it, this isn’t a, ah, all-inclusive, complete, you know, testimony. It’s really a, it’s a cross section. I didn’t, I went a little bit into the, you know, when I was four years old going to the church and hearing the message. I went a little bit into that but I didn’t go into it fully. And there’s a whole bunch I just, I didn’t include because this, there’s a through line for what the Lord wanted to say and I followed that through line and picked up just the aspects of my life, you know. Good grief, living in a van, you know, and all that other stuff, how I met God coming into the van, and you know. I didn’t go into a lot of that. It’s written elsewhere. But this, this, there’s a purpose. There’s a purpose just totally beyond just sharing what God did in my life. There’s a purpose of His sovereign touch and why He does what He does and the ways of God. And so…

Martha:
I’m thinking of the potter’s wheel in the Bible, which is several times there. We are, we are like clay in His hand and He is molding something that we can’t see. We have no idea how marvelous His plan is for us. And when you look back on it and see it, it’s full of wonder even if you stumble along over the cornerstone and the cornerstone fell on you. It’s all redeemed by Him and brought into His amazing… You become what you’re not. You become a writer, which you were not. I became a writer because He called me to it. I was not, didn’t want to be. So we don’t know. We don’t know who we are in our new creation. But looking back and seeing God over your whole life is a fantastic, beautiful experience. So if you can find something to read to us.

John:
Well, I mean, even the thing about the whole shepherding end of— I really didn’t put that in this. It’s not even in there.

Martha:
There are many years that you’ve not covered at all.

John:
So…

Martha:
I want to read another portion of this when you’re finished.

John:
Here’s a little excerpt from it. It says, “God’s so incredibly trustworthy with our hearts. He’s about the working of things together with such skill and intricacy and the sign of hunger is not the evidence of error. My Creator was working into my heart an increased spiritual capacity to experience Him. He was stretching my ability to experience and this had to be done through hunger pains and His resistance to my demands. You don’t demand to move into a house when only the foundation is set. No, you wait until the builder builds the dwelling and sets things in order.”

Martha:
That understanding would apply to anyone, everyone. And I just wanted to end with this amazing seeing of what God means in His word. It’s from Altogether Forgiven, “A Story All Written:”

“Your every day was designed and recorded by God Himself before there was any human life. Imagine! There is a book written of your life before you lived it. We need only to be glad bondslaves of His will and those sacred days He created long ago will simply appear. You don’t want to lose your significant days that end up as months and years.”

Ok, the rest of it is:

“God is God and the only One. But He gives you the ultimate decision to follow or not. Jesus called the Rich Young Ruler to follow, to go with Him into his own hallowed story. ‘One thing you lack: go and sell all your possess and give to the poor, and you have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me. But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property’ (Mark 10:21-22 NASB). The Rich Young Ruler chose his treasure at the expense of his glorious destiny. This story is told in three of the gospels. Such is its importance! Some like to imagine the man came back. It’s very possible but that is not in the story. We must leave it as it is written and not take false comfort from a lie. Jesus’ love for him was undiminished, but His love is the only existing love that gives absolute liberty. Such is His divine dignity that Jesus stands ever waiting, but never groveling, for volunteers to choose their own destiny.”

And that’s what you’ve done, John. You’ve chosen your life as it is and you’ve chosen your destiny with all it’s difficult moments as the sovereign formation of God. And I’m just extremely proud of you for how you’ve lived in accountability and transparency and what your love for Christ has grown into in you. So congratulations on your new book (chuckles)!

The Story God has Written on Us – Episode #617 – Shulamite Podcast

The story of the Rich Young Ruler shows that the story God has written on our lives can be rejected by us. We can choose a destiny far less glorious than the one God offers. The story God has written is one that we receive from Him—or walk away from in sadness.

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We can choose a destiny far less glorious than the one God offers. The story He's written is one we receive—or walk away from, like the Rich Young Ruler. The story of the Rich Young Ruler shows that the story God has written on our lives can be rejected by us. We can choose a destiny far less glorious than the one God offers. The story God has written is one that we receive from Him—or walk away from in sadness. Shulamite Ministries clean 7:49
The Story of a Prayer for Writing – Episode #616 https://shulamitepodcast.com/prayer-for-writing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=prayer-for-writing Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:00:24 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4782 https://shulamitepodcast.com/prayer-for-writing/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/prayer-for-writing/feed/ 14 <p>The Story of a Prayer for Writing Episode #616 9-23-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #615. We tend to find Jesus most powerfully in our weakness. This is the story of a prayer for writing that changed a man’s mind, his abilities, his very […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/prayer-for-writing/">The Story of a Prayer for Writing – Episode #616</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> The Story of a Prayer for Writing
Episode #616
9-23-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #615.
We tend to find Jesus most powerfully in our weakness. This is the story of a prayer for writing that changed a man’s mind, his abilities, his very life.

Martha:
This testimony is a statement of a reconciliation to God about everything that John didn’t like in his life.  It’s how far reconciliation goes. It’s goes to the ultimate. If we will allow it to, we will see God’s hand in every single moment of our lives. And that’s what’s exciting about it. That’s what you see that’s different. You vindicate God. You come to the ultimate reconciliation with Him about your own suffering and your own dilemmas. So I’m very enthused about it. You’ve been working sitting out here on this porch overlooking this blue, marvelous ocean. He’s worked for hours and it just seemed to flow. It was like the living waters, wasn’t it, John?

John:
It really was. I was able to write a couple of blog posts for GetAloneWithGod.com and then I was able to get into the testimony. And I finished that, sent that back to Jennifer, and then I actually went through the manuscript about the exchanged life. And I was able to hack away a bunch of things that… I wanted to streamline it, I want it to be really focused and honed down and direct. And I don’t want there to be some rabbit trails in that. And, so I’m, I’ve gotten through the first part of that and then I’ll be working on that as well to get that finished. So I don’t know. There’s just a bunch of stuff going on. We just really, really, really need prayer. And, and we would love to include you in some, you know, praise and prayer reports and asking you and if, really, if you are interested in joining us in, into prayer and be getting some of this stuff forward and to go in the direction that we’re going and that will, will build over the weeks and months to come, I would just love you to contact us and say, “Hey, I would really, really love to be a part of that. I would really love to join you in prayer. I would really love to get updates to know where you’re going and what’s happening so that I can be joining with you and seeing God’s purpose and plan working out.”

Martha:
My time here was to rest and I wanted it to be about reading, too. And I, I have read a book that has changed my life about prayer and I’m going to be sharing that with you in future podcasts and hopefully we can make that book available.

John:
I believe we’ll be able to do that, yeah.

Martha:
It’s an amazing, life changing book. And it’s radically affected my understanding of prayer and my commitment to prayer. And so prayer is how everything comes about. So I’m anxious to share it. I’m in, I’m on fire. So it was a gift to me of rest in a different way than I expected. I didn’t lie around. I was reading and praying all the time. So I’ll tell you about that later. And I know that will happen. And I won’t have to come and say, “I’m not talking about the book because I’ve already finished it!” I can do that as the Lord is willing.

I want you to read some from your manuscript. One thing about John’s testimony that’s so amazing to me is that when he was four years old, he would go out in the yard and throw notes up in the sky to God. His parents at that point in time weren’t particularly churchgoers, were they, John?

John:
No, not at all.

Martha:
And I asked, “How did you know about God?” And he didn’t know. And I never had such a consciousness of God at that age. I think it was much later, maybe eight or nine that I had any awareness that there was a God. So this is the story of God’s sovereignty over this, sovereignty over this man that God was revealing Himself from the very beginning and wooing you to Himself and you were already writing back then. When you first came, I told you, you would be a writer and God said you were a genius. And you didn’t, you couldn’t see it, could you, John? You couldn’t absolutely see it.

John:
Not at all!

Martha:
And you’re getting better and better and more and more prolific as a writer.

John:
Well, you know something? I want to, I want to kinda give a little bit of shout out to you about that because, yeah, you did, you saw, you had a vision, ok. And you saw something in me and something I didn’t even see in myself. And, but I want you to… I mean when you said, “You’re a genius,” that was shocking to me. I was like, “You’re kidding!” But I want you to tell about the prayer, the prayer you did over my mind and how originally when we were working together and I was writing stuff, it was awful. It was gruesome. And, you know, we basically had to go where… You’d say, “Okay, why don’t you just tell me and I’ll write it down?” And then that’s how I eventually, that’s how I started writing. So, but I want you to tell a little bit about that.

Martha:
Ok. Well, first of all I didn’t know it that you were to be a writer. I do feel that my calling is writing and that I want to foster that in other people but the Lord told me that. And I love when God gives you a clear objective. And so… But you probably would have been considered a learning disability as a child. I don’t think you had one. Maybe you did.

John:
I had probably…I mean, they’d probably have me on Ritalin from ADHD. I was, my brain was kind of chaotic. And so, yeah, they probably would have put me on Ritalin and I would have been sitting drooling in a chair with the rest of the kids.

Martha:
Terrible! But what God called me to do with John was to lay hands on his head and pray for the healing of his brain. And it was a lot of stress. There had to be healing from stress. I don’t remember the prayers I prayed. But I’m learning prophetic praying. That is to say you pray what you see is God’s intention. And so I don’t know how many times I prayed for your mind and your head. And the way you’re writing now your vocabulary increases with every writing that you do. And your skill at writing is always developing. So, forgive me, I’m really excited because what God has done in your life, I didn’t do it. I simply prayed what He told me to pray. But… And we did sit many times on painful things where you had something to say and I wanted you to write it and literally I would have to have you, “Ok, just tell me.” We spent many, many times doing that, didn’t we, John?

John:
We spent years doing it that way. It was years doing it that way. And, you know, I would be, I would be sitting there and you’d just come up behind me sometimes and you’d put your hands on my head and I knew you were praying for my brain. And, you know, you didn’t have to say anything. You didn’t have to use any words or anything like that. I just knew that the Spirit was doing that. But there was years that you would, you know… I would say “this is what I’m getting and this is…” and I would try to write it down and it was convoluted. It was, it was…

Martha:
Complicated!

John:
Complicated! It was more complicated than clear. And so basically you said, “Ok, tell it to me. Would you just tell it to me?”

Martha:
And so now he’s more prolific than any anybody in Shulamite Ministries. And I’m very, I’m proud of the Lord because… And I’m proud of John’s submission to just keep going at it. I kept saying, “You’ve got to, you’ve got to do this.” And he would try. And so it’s a wonderful victory of the Lord and it’s a wonderful vindication of the Lord and that makes me really happy.         

The Story of a Prayer for Writing – Episode #616 – Shulamite Podcast

The power and love of Jesus Christ isn’t always found in the story of our giftings. Sometimes we find Him most profoundly in the places we’re weak. This is the story of a prayer for writing that changed a man’s mind, his abilities, and his very life.

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We tend to find Jesus most powerfully in our weakness. This is the story of a prayer for writing that changed a man's mind, his abilities, his very life. The power and love of Jesus Christ isn't always found in the story of our giftings. Sometimes we find Him most profoundly in the places we're weak. This is the story of a prayer for writing that changed a man's mind, his abilities, and his very life. Shulamite Ministries clean 10:12
A Testimony of God’s Sovereignty – Episode #615 https://shulamitepodcast.com/testimony-gods-sovereignty/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=testimony-gods-sovereignty Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:00:50 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4770 https://shulamitepodcast.com/testimony-gods-sovereignty/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/testimony-gods-sovereignty/feed/ 4 <p>A Testimony of God’s Sovereignty Episode #615 9-16-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow Not every life story is a straight biography. Sometimes a testimony is more about God’s sovereignty in that life than about the person’s life alone. John: Martha and I are today at the beach. The Lord has picked us up, airlifted us […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/testimony-gods-sovereignty/">A Testimony of God’s Sovereignty – Episode #615</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A Testimony of God’s Sovereignty
Episode #615
9-16-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

Not every life story is a straight biography. Sometimes a testimony is more about God’s sovereignty in that life than about the person’s life alone.

John:
Martha and I are today at the beach. The Lord has picked us up, airlifted us out of the mountains, and taken us to the beach. We had lovely people that we walk with solve the urgent need for us to have a break. Martha’s been dealing with some health issues and taking care of her…it’s just been, it’s just been kind of a…

Martha:
“Come aside and be with Me awhile,” said Jesus.

John:
Yeah! Absolutely! “Lay down in green pastures.” We just have really needed it. So the Lord provided for this trip and we’ve taken it. And it’s actually taken some turns that have been very interesting and unusual. One, I’ve, I’ve written a whole bunch during this trip and Martha’s rested. And she’s doing like so much better. It’s not even funny. It’s amazing! So you’ll hear the ocean in the background. We’re sitting on a porch looking from a twenty-first floor balcony and watching all the people and just… I’ve pretty much sat out here the entire time with the breeze and written. And so we wanted to give you some updates.

We just have a whole lot going on right now and we just really covet your prayers because there is a floodgate that’s about to, to pop open and we’re just realizing the need of prayer during this time. And so we really covet your prayers. And we ask you to join us in prayer because it’s seems that the thin veil that is holding the flood gate is just needing to be popped and as Martha has said, we’re really going to be moving in a different direction, a new direction.

Martha:
But John has written a testimony of his life. It’s not the entire story but it’s his childhood up through adulthood and with us, with Shulamite. And when he showed it to me, I wept and wept and wept. And I wanted him to tell you the reason why and I wanted him to read a little excerpt from the manuscript. It’s his story but it’s full of something very, very wonderful and crucial.

John:
Here’s something, and when I read it and I’ve been going through it I’ve never read a testimony that’s like this. Because what I’ve seen it as is a testimony that gives kind of a cross section, a slice into a life. It’s not like a, you know, from beginning to end, the entire thing. It’s a cross section into a life, giving portions of a life. But it’s not just “Oh, this is about me and this is about my story.” What it does is it reveals the centrality of Christ and it also becomes inclusive. It’s not just, it’s not just of what’s God done in my life. It really exalts Christ as Lord, it proclaims Him as Lord, but then it has an inclusive element to it that literally…it includes anybody who’s reading it. It’s an invitation. It’s not even, not even an invitation, I can’t even think of the word. It’s inclusive, it’s inclusive; it includes you into my testimony.

Martha:
Because you show your response to things in your life very clearly that we all have and then you show it resolved. I asked John to tell me… I know what hit me when I read it that made me cry so much. And I wanted to ask John, “What was it that you really wanted to say? What was the overriding theme that you were getting across?” Because it wasn’t really only about John. It was about God.

John:
It was more about God than it was about John. It was a John was included in God’s story kinda deal. And I really saw His sovereignty and what— You filled in the statement, you said, “It’s His sovereignty over circumstance,” which is absolutely amazing.

Martha:
It’s actually a vindication of God in the things that John suffered and the things that were difficult in his life. He’s vindicating God’s use of those things to form his destiny. And so sovereignty is probably my second favorite subject. The love of God is the first. But sovereignty is second because He has so revealed His sovereignty to me and to us. And it’s precious.

I wrote a little bit in Altogether Forgiven using David’s Psalm 139:4-6 NASB. “Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.” David came to see the marvel of God’s hand upon him and experienced the bliss of that divine control. This is what he said, (Psalm 139:16 HCSB) “Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. Your eyes have seen, (in the Amplified version) my unformed substance and in Your book were all written the days that were appointed for me even when there was not yet one of them taking place.”

And the overriding sovereignty of God… The sovereignty of God is difficult for Believers, even Believers, much less the unsaved. We can’t quit looking at life from the tree of good and evil and saying, “This was bad in my life and this was good.” And there has to come a time when God’s sovereignty, the tree of life, swallows up all our experiences and He is vindicated in all that He did. That’s what you’ve come to see, John. And that’s why I wept so, even though I knew the story, I’ve never seen it written in quite this way. But still it was stunning to me and glorious because it elevated God that everything He did is perfect. Not just ok. Not just right. Everything He did in your life was perfect preparation and perfect circumstance. So it took me really to worship Him. And that’s incredible. We’re going to have this out in the eBook. It’s going to the editor soon. And I…

John:
I turned it into the editor two days ago.

Martha:
Did you really? Goody, goody! So we’ll be announcing when it’s out as an eBook and you can get it. While I’m on eBooks I want to say we promised to have the booklet Binding and Loosing ready by now but I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t, couldn’t finish it. So it will be here soon. It’s in the cooker. Is that what you call it? It will be here but I apologize that I couldn’t deliver. It just reminds me of what the Lord said to me many times, “Don’t say what you will do tomorrow. You do not know what tomorrow will bring.” He holds tomorrow and I always should say, “If the Lord is willing, we will do this or that”—otherwise it’s, it’s evil. So please forgive me for promising what I can’t deliver.

John:
I was very hopeful for it to be done and that’s not, it’s not a problem. I’m asking for the prayer for it to be completed, for Binding and Loosing to be done. It’s such an amazing message and it’s so crucial. And I really want to do a podcast with Jennifer about it because she’s been working so hard on it. But we also have, you know, this whole thing Overcoming Fear (the Soldier without Fear). We have that one. It’s… Literally Jennifer’s working on that one, too. I mean we have literally, there’s probably six to eight right now ready to be worked on, to be brought into a format that we can release them as Kindle and one of them is going to be the, my testimony. And I really, the thing I love about it is, is, and the reason I think it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever read, and that’s kind of audacious for you to say about your own testimony, but it is because it’s really not, even though it is about me, it’s really about Him. And it includes the reader. And I can’t wait for people to read it and say, “Oh, my gosh! This is what he was talking about. It’s inclusive.” It literally, you will leave reading it, you will leave it and you will say, “That me! That’s about me!”

Martha:
The wonderful thing that this manuscript does… You can be born again and be a Believer and functioning in the Lord and we are supposed to be reconciled to God. And this manuscript, this testimony is a statement of a reconciliation to God about everything that John didn’t like in his life. It’s how far reconciliation goes. It’s goes to the ultimate. If we will allow it to, we will see God’s hand in every single moment of our lives. And that’s what’s exciting about it. That’s what you see is different. You vindicate God. You come to the ultimate reconciliation with Him about your own suffering and your own dilemmas. So I’m very enthused about it.

A Testimony of God’s Sovereignty – Episode #615 – Shulamite Podcast

Not every life story is a straight biography. Sometimes a testimony is more about God’s sovereignty in that life than about the person’s life alone. When that happens, a personal testimony reaches out and includes us all in its powerful unfolding!

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Not every life story is a straight biography. Sometimes a testimony is more about God's sovereignty in that life than about the person's life alone. Not every life story is a straight biography. Sometimes a testimony is more about God's sovereignty in that life than about the person's life alone. When that happens, a personal testimony reaches out and includes us all in its powerful unfolding! Shulamite Ministries clean 11:23
Grateful for This Amazing New Message – Episode #614 https://shulamitepodcast.com/grateful-amazing-new-message/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grateful-amazing-new-message Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:00:59 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4758 https://shulamitepodcast.com/grateful-amazing-new-message/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/grateful-amazing-new-message/feed/ 2 <p>Grateful for This Amazing New Message Episode #614 9-9-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610. The Lord Jesus wants to liberate us. He truly does! And we are so grateful for the amazing new message on binding and loosing that sets the captives free! […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/grateful-amazing-new-message/">Grateful for This Amazing New Message – Episode #614</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Grateful for This Amazing New Message
Episode #614
9-9-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610.
The Lord Jesus wants to liberate us. He truly does! And we are so grateful for the amazing new message on binding and loosing that sets the captives free!

Martha:
I’m just looking here at Isaiah 61:8 AMPC “For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them.” Who are oppressed! And He, He wants to liberate us. He wants to set us free. He wants to be able to share the power of God with us. That’s amazing that He would even want that. Why me? But as I go along with this I’m hoping to be finished with it in just maybe three days. But we’ll, we’ll report back.

John:
And Jennifer… It maybe… I mean, here’s the deal. If you are listening to my voice right now say this and it’s available, I will put it at the bottom that you can go to Amazon and get it and that is my prayer. You will know that if that happens I will be teeming, beaming, and excited because I really want, want it out there. And it’s just too precious not to be out there.

Martha:
There’s a whole lot more to another side of it. There are actually two sides of binding and loosing. And so there… And I’ve never heard anyone speak on it.

John:
When I read this message, you gave it and when I heard the message, I said I’ve never heard this being taught. I’ve never heard this.

Martha:
Lori said that same thing; she’d never heard it.

John:
And it’s great because it resonates with the spiritual mind, absolutely. You listen to it and you say, “Oh my gosh, absolutely.” It’s unquestionable and it’s…you just…that’s it! And so I’m really grateful that it’s going to be released. Jennifer does incredible work and we’re going to be over the next months, I’m hoping we will be able to do some pretty amazing things where we’re releasing. She’s compiling and working and reworking those Messages of the Month that are no, you know, they’re no longer available. I mean, they’re, they’re just messages that are out there. And, but she’s taking them and she’s reworking them and she’s organizing the thoughts to be a clear flow.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
You both are just making beauty is what you’re making. And we’re going to release them all on Kindle and I mean they’ll be what ninety-nine cents? And so we’re going to release those on Kindle and, you know, people have asked they say, “Well, what about the paper? We want paper.” Well, what we’re going to do is we’re going to release them on Kindle and we’re going to see how they go. And then if there’s a huge demand for them then, yeah, we’ll turn it into paper. But literally, it’s space. It’s money and it’s space.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
You know, it takes a lot of storage space, warehousing space to print a booklet and print a book. And we’ve got so many printed and, and it’s great but the books are what have taken so much room. And, you know… People. I actually had somebody ask me today about where, “How’s the book on the Bride coming?” And you know, there’s, you…

Martha:
And that’s on the back burner but it is bubbling.

John:
See? And, and when that’s done, yeah, that will actually, we’ll have to print that one. I want all the books to be printed. And with Kindle you, you can get it on your iPhone, you can get it on iPad, you can get it on a Kindle device. All your devices, your computers, Mac or PC, you can, there’s all the apps from… Amazon makes sure you have every access of all their stuff. That’s part of their genius. And that’s why Amazon is (laughs) huge. Because they make, they make their stuff accessible everywhere and that’s the way it is. And so, you know, it doesn’t really matter what kind of phone you have. If you have a Samsung or you have an android or have a, you know, an iPhone, it all, is all available. You can read it.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
So again when, when it is available we’ll put it up on Facebook, we’ll put it up on the, I’m hoping during these, no really, you’ll see victory, yay! if at the bottom of this it’s got a link to the books or at ReadMK it’ll be there.

Martha:
Um hmm. And I do want to finish it so that I can get on to the Bride because I’m getting revelation and new things that I’ve never seen about the Bride. And that’s the book of my heart so…

John:
That’s where she’s been at for, for months now.

Martha:
Um hmm! So as always we’re asking for prayer. And it is so, your encouragement is just so incredible and the prayer support. We have to pray a lot to birth these things. And, so we solicit your prayer.

John:
Yeah, and even, you know, this is, this is ongoing. This is things we’re going to be wanting to be releasing. Jennifer and I went over it this morning. We had probably six or seven of the next booklets that we want to put out. And…

Martha:
I’m gulping!

John:
Yeah, I mean really I’m wanting, I’m wanting to be putting these messages out. They’re too precious, too vital, and we want to get them out in that format and so people can read them. And Jennifer does such a professional job with it. She was talking to me about how most publishers release the Kindle. They run it through a scanner basically and just put it out there. Jennifer makes it a piece of art. It’s beautiful. It may not have your poetic prose and your beauty of the print but it absolutely, it carries it’s own beauty and the emphasis is done in different ways.

Martha:
She’s incredible. I had a professional editor when I was with Seed Sowers. I’ve had another couple of editors. No one has approached Jennifer in spirit. It’s not skill…

John:
Right, exactly.

Martha:
…of thinking or organizing. It’s spirit.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
She is in the message.

John:
Right.

Martha:
She is for the message. Her heart is with the Lord in the messages and she does the most incred— She can look over a manuscript and put it in that, things that I don’t even see, that I don’t even grasp that are needed to be changed. She will just do small…

John:
It’s like she’s listening and I know she is. She’s listening how it’s supposed to be laid out.

Martha:
And I think she’s editing now in the spirit of the Lord.

John:
That’s amazing.

Martha:
I believe He’s doing it.

John:
That’s amazing.

Martha:
I really do. But she is, she’s gonna have a lot of fruit (laughs)…

John:
Absolutely.

Martha:
…in heaven because she works behind the scenes and as a total servant of Christ’s message in there. She’s just, she’s just spiritually brilliant.

John:
Um hmm. She really is.

Martha:
And the other thing she does is she, she grasps so much what I’m trying to say and she will tell me what I’m, what I have said which I don’t even understand, I don’t know sometimes. She will see the whole picture of the manuscript whereas I’m doing it page by page.

John:
Right.

Martha:
And when she views it, I can see the bigger picture, and it’s just amazing to have her—

John:
And she can see where the holes are in the dialogue. “Ok, you needed to add this. You need a scripture here to…”

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
Or, “This paragraph actually fits here better.”

Martha:
That’s what’s so amazing. That’s what she will do. She can do, she can… The huge issue in writing is sequence. It has to come 1-2-3…

John:
Right!

Martha:
…and flow.

John:
Right. And that’s what she does.

Martha:
She is so brilliant in that and it’s, I can’t, I have no idea how much time she spends before she calls me down but it’s tedious.

John:
It is.

Martha:
Because she, she’s working on someone else’s writing and having to see how it should be.

John:
It’s a labor of love.

Martha:
It, yeah, it really is, it really is.

John:
So I’m grateful for that and I’m grateful for y’all too, that y’all celebrated. And I thank you for enjoying and celebrating these spiritual gems, really. They’re just amazing. And you, you just, you see them and value them as a treasure because they are. And I just am real grateful.

Martha:
Well, I’m grateful for your helping me treasure them (laughs) which you are as much in the message with love as she is.

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
So until next time when we report in on the progress, God bless everyone listening and may we all learn to bind and loose and use the keys of the kingdom that are given to us freely. Hallelujah!

Grateful for This Amazing New Message – Episode #614 – Shulamite Podcast

The Lord Jesus wants to set us free. He truly does! He wants to liberate us. And we are so grateful for the amazing new message on binding and loosing, the keys to the kingdom that Christ gave the Church to help set the captives free.

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The Lord Jesus wants to liberate us. He truly does! And we are so grateful for the amazing new message on binding and loosing that sets the captives free! The Lord Jesus wants to set us free. He truly does! He wants to liberate us. And we are so grateful for the amazing new message on binding and loosing, the keys to the kingdom that Christ gave the Church to help set the captives free. Shulamite Ministries clean 11:28
A Life That Will Bind and Loose – Episode #613 https://shulamitepodcast.com/life-bind-and-loose/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=life-bind-and-loose Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:36 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4754 https://shulamitepodcast.com/life-bind-and-loose/#respond https://shulamitepodcast.com/life-bind-and-loose/feed/ 0 <p>A Life That Will Bind and Loose Episode #613 9-2-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610. Do you look at warfare in this life, like the ability to bind and loose, as coming from a place of strength? Is it strength that you seek […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/life-bind-and-loose/">A Life That Will Bind and Loose – Episode #613</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A Life That Will Bind and Loose
Episode #613
9-2-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610.
Do you look at warfare in this life, like the ability to bind and loose, as coming from a place of strength? Is it strength that you seek to fight the enemy?

Martha:
We have gotten together to bind and loose and the whole situation would change by the next morning.

John:
Yeah, I’ve seen that happen several times in, in walking with you.

Martha:
Um hmm. So I’m, I’d have many more stories if I used it more, as the solution…

John:
Oh, wow!

Martha:
…and as the implementation of His will

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
…and His reign. We are to bring in His reign not ours. We are the instruments of His manifestation on the earth and it’s terribly exciting. We could, if we could really get in the Christian life, we would find it unbelievably wonderful.

John:
I bet that’s why the enemy so works on us to keep our eyes focused on the temporal and our self.

Martha:
Absolutely!

John:
Because if your eye is on your self…

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
…and on the temporal circumstances, you never do see what’s in the— because it’s two totally different seeing’s.

Martha:
It’s two realms!

John:
Sure enough.

Martha:
Totally in opposition to each other and totally different. Yeah. I’m doing a study, just a simple word study on binding, binding, and bound and it’s amazing. The tares that are sown among the Christians will be bound into sheaves by the Lord by angels when the times comes. And there are things we are to just live with. There are things that I don’t want to live with; I want to change but I have to live with. There are things that He doesn’t bind and loose because they serve His purpose. And that’s why you have to know what the King is declaring from heaven, because it will be futile if you bind and loose what, something that is His, His will. Again, it’s the woman nineteen years with the issue of blood and then suddenly she’s miraculously healed. But she had nineteen years of suffering and spending all her money on doctors. Why doesn’t He, why doesn’t He bind and loose? Because He has His own agenda and that’s why it’s so necessary to be surrendered to the Lord’s mind. And a lot of the booklet is about the mind of the Lord, what constitutes church under the head. Because to, in order to talk about this I’ve had to establish understanding the church and how it is the church that can do this.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
Oh, and another place that He, that’s real scary is when He says to the one who buried his talent and called the Lord wicked.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
He said, “Bind him and throw him into the place where there’s weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

John:
Hmm. Outer darkness, yeah.

Martha:
Outer darkness. Bind him! And sometimes the Lord binds you to, as Abraham did Isaac, He bound him to the, to the sacrifice…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…to the, to the wood. He bound him and there are times when God binds you to— He bound Joseph terribly in order to prepare him to rule and reign.

John:
Yeah.

Martha:
So there are, there are things that you would think should be unleashed and set free and they aren’t. So it’s an enormous thing to surrender to the mind of Christ from the heavens and implement it on this earth because it will change a lot of things and some things it won’t for a while.

John:
Hmm!

Martha:
And that we have to surrender to as well. Oh, this is one of my stories that I kinda repeat, like Billy Graham. By the way I have another book from someone about Billy Graham. There was a precious note in it but no name. It came from Amazon. So if you sent it, please let me know. But this is from Ian, Major Ian Thomas’s ministry and it is absolutely the whole picture. It was a, a young Russian convert, young Christian, and they ask him, he has such a phenomenal life with the Lord they kept asking him what, what his secret was and he wouldn’t tell them. Finally he said, “Ok, I will tell you. When I met the Lord He was so precious to me and so good to me I said, ‘I will obey whatever You want of me. I will obey anything.’” So his testimony is “I yielded and yielded and yielded and one day I came to see that another was living my life and not me.”

John:
Uhh, uhh, uhh!

Martha:
But you see, John, it took yielding…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…to the will, to the mystery, to the unexplainable, to the frustrating. And God has His, you know, we talk about it, that one of my favorite verses is “The wrath of man shall praise Him” because He is sovereign. Everything will serve Him in the end because He is Lord! So… But that young man came to a place of power with God and power in God because he yielded and yielded and yielded and obeyed and obeyed and obeyed.

John:
He entered the weakness. He entered the weakness.

Martha:
Yes, yes.

John:
It’s utter weakness. It’s really, you know, it’s a lot of weakness that you have to enter into it but then He becomes that strength.

Martha:
A weakness… You, you are really saying you enter into having no control.

John:
None!

Martha:
And then He gives you the control.

John:
Sure enough!

Martha:
But He has to trust you like this young Russian boy. He proved that He would obey above all else and so the Lord could trust him with His life, with God’s life I mean.

John:
I can be strong with my opinions. I can be strong with my intellect to think that it needs to be a certain way because this would be the perfect way. And, I can be, I can be strong a lot of ways. And they all defeat me. And they all take me further away from Him.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
Because it’s reliance on self. But he became weak. And, but yielding, if you’re yielding, you’re yielding your strength.

Martha:
Um hmm. Exactly!

John:
You’re yielding your control, your strength.

Martha:
You’re losing your life.

John:
Absolutely!

Martha:
If your life is what you want and what you can do. Then that’s what you have to lose.

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
And He lost it and gained God. Just a beautiful testimony.

John:
And came to a covetable… Because people were asking, “What do you have?”

Martha:
Right, exactly! “How did you get there? Tell us!” And he just, he would, for a long time he wouldn’t.

John:
It’s beautiful, right?

Martha:
Um hmm, perfect. He was manifesting God and his explanation is perfect. He found God, the Lord so precious and loved him so that he agreed to obey Him on any, in anything.

John:
It’s a scary place.

Martha:
Yes, it is. No control.

A Life That Will Bind and Loose – Episode #613 – Shulamite Podcast

Do you look at warfare in this life, like the ability to bind and loose, as coming from a place of strength? Is it strength that you seek to fight the enemy? Perhaps we’re upside down in our prayers and how we perceive the Christian life we’re called to live.

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Do you look at warfare in this life, like the ability to bind and loose, as coming from a place of strength? Is it strength that you seek to fight the enemy? Do you look at warfare in this life, like the ability to bind and loose, as coming from a place of strength? Is it strength that you seek to fight the enemy? Perhaps we're upside down in our prayers and how we perceive the Christian life we're called to live. Shulamite Ministries clean 9:09
A New Understanding of Warfare – Episode #612 https://shulamitepodcast.com/understanding-warfare/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=understanding-warfare Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:00:03 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4751 https://shulamitepodcast.com/understanding-warfare/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/understanding-warfare/feed/ 2 <p>A New Understanding of Warfare Episode #612 8-26-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610. Join Martha and John as they share some of the new understanding of spiritual warfare that the Lord has provided, in binding and loosing especially. Martha: I have an experience […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/understanding-warfare/">A New Understanding of Warfare – Episode #612</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> A New Understanding of Warfare
Episode #612
8-26-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610.
Join Martha and John as they share some of the new understanding of spiritual warfare that the Lord has provided, in binding and loosing especially.

Martha:
I have an experience of this I can relate. There’s a family that I love and I have prayed for a long time to be able to break some bondage. And the Lord gave me the name of it, the name of their bondage and their… The curse on their family was rejection. And so I prayed a lot before I went to talk to them about it. And when I went, the Lord so took over. It was not me. It was complete peace, complete quiet, complete shalom and it, there was no accusation; there was no going over sin or any of that. There was simply, “This is what the stronghold is that went down from one generation to the next.”

John:
As a matter of fact.

Martha:
As a matter of truth and fact, yeah. Reality! And it was very simple to bind and loose and it took a little while before I, there was fruit from it. But there was amazing fruit from it, particularly in one person. Amazing revelation, realization, repentance. All of it came and there’s just been such rejoicing over the… Jesus broke the bonds of rejection over that family. And it’s going to reverberate for years I believe. But it was the sweetest atmosphere. You could almost smell the fragrance of the Lord. It was so sweet…

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
…and quiet. There was no grandiosity or kaboom or anything in it. It was just precious so that it didn’t disturb the sheep…

John:
Um hmm, um hmm.

Martha:
…that there was a major issue in their lives. It was just, “This is, this is what it is. Now Jesus fixes it.”

John:
He didn’t come to condemn us or to beat us or, you know. Shock us, yes.

Martha:
Uh-huh

John:
Wake us up, yes.

Martha: (Laughing) For sure!

John:
But it’s not abusive. Again, it’s not abusive. It’s relational.

Martha:
Relational!

John:
It’s to bring us to Himself. It’s to bring us into that relationship.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
He paid a high price for that.

Martha:
I was just thinking that, John, that He has, He, this is redemption from the cross, from the agony. And, and recently there was someone I was really praying about and I saw a burden. Didn’t know what it was. But I just really prayed to release that burden and it says in Matthew 11, I think 12, “Come unto Me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” And He began to reveal to me riches about that burden. It was, of course, you can imagine a burden from childhood. And so we bound and loosed.

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
And went to prayer about it and met together and… So, so He showed it to me alone. I didn’t discuss it with anyone. He… It was an answer to prayer, but when I got with the person who was the victim, then we were church…

John:
Hmm

Martha:
…and it could be lifted and it was very clear to both of us what the burden was and how heavy it was and how unjust.

John:
Uh-huh

Martha:
So that was another binding and loosing.

John:
I’m really looking forward to this booklet coming out. And like you’ve said, I’ve waited for a long time for it and I’ve been praying for a long time for it. You’ve got a number of things in the hopper written, spoken about warfare, spiritual warfare, and, and what it’s purpose is, how you do it. And there’s some misinformation that I’ve been hearing for years from the church.

Martha:
Hmm.

John:
From the pulpit about, you know, what spiritual warfare is. And the, it’s always been frustrating.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
It’s, if you follow the way they’ve said, it’s always been frustrating because it doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work.

Martha:
Uh-huh

John:
My soulish stamping my feet and hollering and bouncing off the walls does not work.

Martha:
Um hmm. It does not defeat the enemy.

John:
No! And but you’ve got some real amazing, amazing stuff.

Martha:
Well you all are so encouraging to me because when I write it, pretty much, and it’s done, when I have the revelations, then I’m not on it anymore.

(Both laughing)

And I don’t, I tend to not, not really get how, what the Lord has done and what He has given me.

John:
That’s okay, you just have to trust us.

Martha:
Ok. Just obey. (Laughs)

John:
Yeah! I’m hoping that this is a first installment of several things that will come out…

Martha:
Really?

John:
…about warfare. Absolutely!

Martha:
Oh, okay.

John:
But this, this one, I really want it to come out because I think it’s, it’s a vital necessity for the, for the church and for understanding of warfare, of loosing people that are in your life that are bound.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
And things that will not…

Martha:
Move!

John:
…move, absolutely will not move. And so I covet prayers for this to be released. Absolutely!

Martha:
I do too! And I go back to what the name of it is. It’s The Keys to the Kingdom. In other words it means you rule and reign. And the devotional that is going on now is about Daniel. And I really want some day to have that one in print because it’s all about government and how he functioned under God’s government and God’s kingdom in the middle of a tyrannical reign and he ruled over the rulers. It’s incredible. And…

John:
Some of the worst, awful kings and dictators and tyrants of the world, you know.

Martha:
That have ever lived, yeah. And he sailed through. I’m sure it wasn’t a sail but he did glide through it under the government of the, of the kingdom.

John:
The thing that always blows my mind about Daniel is that his government was a through line through many leaders. It wasn’t like he rose to influence under one leader. He literally rose up and he stayed up because he wasn’t on this plane. He wasn’t wrestling with flesh and blood. He was in the heavens and he was amazing because the king that would fall, the next that would come—it was natural.

Martha:
Uh-huh

John:
He just immediately went into their courts. And he was a part of the whole court because he was in and of a different court.

Martha:
Um hmm, um hmm. That’s amazing!

John:
It’s beautiful! It’s a beautiful testimony.

Martha:
Uh-huh

John:
That’s where I want to live. I don’t want to, I don’t want to live frustrated and wrestling with the flesh and with earthly principalities. I want to be over it all.

Martha:
Uh-huh

John:
And live reigning.

Martha:
And in our, in each little sphere we can change history. We can change the world, if we— This is so powerful, literally. As I say I can’t tell the stories, really, the big ones because it would recognizable.

John:
Uh-huh

Martha:
But it literally can move mountains; binding and loosing.

John:
It does move mountains!

Martha:
It does move mountains, yeah!

A New Understanding of Warfare – Episode #612 – Shulamite Podcast

We serve the God who makes all things new, and that includes our understanding as we grow and mature as believers. Join Martha and John as they share some of the new understanding of warfare that the Lord has provided, in binding and loosing especially.

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Join Martha and John as they share some of the new understanding of spiritual warfare that the Lord has provided, in binding and loosing especially. We serve the God who makes all things new, and that includes our understanding as we grow and mature as believers. Join Martha and John as they share some of the new understanding of warfare that the Lord has provided, in binding and loosing especially. Shulamite Ministries clean 10:02
Binding and Loosing Follows Heaven – Episode #611 https://shulamitepodcast.com/binding-and-loosing-heaven/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=binding-and-loosing-heaven Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:31 +0000 https://shulamitepodcast.com/?p=4740 https://shulamitepodcast.com/binding-and-loosing-heaven/#comments https://shulamitepodcast.com/binding-and-loosing-heaven/feed/ 3 <p>Binding and Loosing Follows Heaven Episode #611 8-19-2018 With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610. Heaven always leads the way when it comes to binding and loosing. What a relief to know that we’re not the initiators of what must be bound and what loosed! […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com/binding-and-loosing-heaven/">Binding and Loosing Follows Heaven – Episode #611</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shulamitepodcast.com">Shulamite Podcast</a>.</p> Binding and Loosing Follows Heaven
Episode #611
8-19-2018

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow

This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #610.
Heaven always leads the way when it comes to binding and loosing. What a relief to know that we’re not the initiators of what must be bound and what loosed!

Martha:
I love it when John says, “A man can only receive what he’s been given from heaven.” Everything has to come down. Everything of God has to come down to us. It doesn’t come out of us except by the Spirit indwelling. And this is often translated in some of the more modern translations, it’s not the good ones, but they leave out that it has to be done in heaven. “Whatever YOU bind and loose; YOU can do that!” No! It’s not that way at all. So it means that we have to see into heaven. We have to know His mind and we have to know what heaven is— The government issues from heaven. It’s operative on earth but the kingdom is not here yet. Jesus said the kingdom is in your midst meaning the King was. So it’s very exciting to look at this and come to the place where you can see into the heavens. And I, I’d love to do a Tape of the Month on seeing into the heavens, because you know, you know my history, that whatever the Bible… I was so naive and ignorant that I just believed the Bible (laughs).

John:
Imagine that!

(Laughing)

Martha:
And if it said you can see into heaven, I thought, “Well, okay, you can see into heaven. No problem! That has to be so if it says it in here.” And so I’ve kind of always believed that, and I believe that we can see things. In the Old Testament they saw things. They saw appearances and visions and so forth and, and in the New Testament where we have the new covenant and the absolute dealing with sin and the old man, we should be able to see visions that are valid, too.

John:
I don’t even think it’s ‘too.’ I think it’s ‘greater.’

Martha:
Yes!

John:
Because you literally have the direct connection to heaven and you have the indwelt Spirit and ­– to explain it to you, give it to you – and so it should be a greater thing.

Martha:
Um hmm, I agree, I agree. And some of the stories of binding and loosing are so powerful. I really can’t tell them. But I do, I tell in the manuscript that’s coming, I tell one episode. And there was a crisis in one person disrupting. It says if a man, a divisive person will not… warn them twice and if they don’t hear then, then separate from them, have nothing to do with them. Because somebody that’s disturbing the flock can destroy the flock. We know that from sheep. But this, this is practical and actual and our responsibility. I see it in Matthew 18 as a calling. It’s in this case it’s someone who’s in error and who doesn’t want to repent, doesn’t agree. Ok, you aren’t relieved; you have to go to prayer for that. And it’s not, it’s not a suggestion or a gimmick. It’s this is the next step is to bind and loose. And the interesting thing as I’ve gone through this is that Jesus, His ministry was binding and loosing.

John:
Imagine this message coming out right when we’re living in such contentious times; times of great error; times of great chaos; times of great confusion; times of…

Martha:
It feels helpless in this time and hour.

John:
Yeah.

Martha:
It feels like this huge wave is happening and it’s too big to even attempt to pray for.

John:
Yeah, yeah, but can you imagine the solution? He has a solution already there and… Oh, that, that’s just phenomenal.

Martha:
And it’s easy. It just takes a matter of “Well, I’m supposed to know what’s in heaven then Father, tell me what’s in heaven. What do You want to do in this situation?” It’s not initiating or imagining anything. But the binding and loosing began with the Lord. And in Isaiah 61:1 (AMPC) it says,

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound.

See, binding and loosing is Jesus. That is His ministry. He looses the prisoner, the oppressed, and He binds up the broken hearted. He fixes what’s broken. He fixes broken families. He fixes everything. And it’s “To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor].” He quoted, He stood up in the synagogue and quoted that. He actually stood up in the Jewish synagogue, I think it was in Capernaum, and declared this, except He did not go to the verse that says “The day of vengeance.” That day was, and this day is the acceptable year of the Lord. The vengeance will come but for now He has brought all this binding… Think of the man with, crippled for thirty-eight years…

John:
Um hmm

Martha:
…and he was loosed…

John:
Um hmm

Martha:
…by the word of Jesus. Lazarus was brought, was loosed from death.

John:
Um hmm

Martha:
And so was the widow’s son.

John:
Hmm.

Martha:
And Jesus said, “Unbind him. Let him go free.” Jesus is all about freedom and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there’s liberty. It’s that wonderful?

John:
Um hmm, um hmm.

Martha:
That’s the government, the government of Jesus that can… We are to bring – “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” – we are to bring His reign down in, into this arena.

John:
Such good news!

Martha:
So how you do this… You get together with two or more, and you take a, you take a situation before the Lord and ask Him to convey His thoughts and His decisions to you. He has all the judgment and all the decisions. We are merely servants of His decisions.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
And we don’t instigate anything. We don’t make it up. And, and I’ve practiced this a number, a number of times and I’ve had people who reach this point where they didn’t, they wouldn’t hear.

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
And the Lord brought them through. And I’ve had many people say to me, “Martha, if you hadn’t confronted me…

John:
Um hmm…

Martha:
…I would be in hell!

John:
…right.

Martha:
So it’s, it’s wond— The outcome is wonderful of it. And what I read from was Isaiah 61 and it goes on enormously redemptive, miraculous. He promises the garment of praise instead of the heavy, failing spirit. He promises right standing with God, and the restoration of cities and generations and so forth. He wants to bring His goodness through us, His redemptive power through us into this world. And if we get in the stream of it, it’s very easy. It’s really very easy to hear heaven. Colossians, I think it’s Colossians 3 says, “Keep your eyes fixed on heaven and the things that are there.” Paul said, “We keep our eyes on what is unseen for what is seen is temporal.” That would answer your blog a bit, that was about not listening to the news.

John:
Oh, yeah, the media one. Yeah. Well, the, you know some people would believe and I’ve in my life at certain points would have believed, when I believed God was not good, that it was, it’s tyrannical. It’s done in a tyrannical way. That the binding and loosing… It’s almost like He doesn’t give you the ability to bind unless He’s binding in heaven.

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
And it makes you wait and it makes you… It’s a burden. It’s a burden! And that’s, that’s pretty amazing because in our frustrations and our, and our accusations against Him and everything like that, we can believe He’s tyrannical in making us wait. But the amazing real core purpose of it – not only to bring heaven to earth but to activate and incorporate and to bring us into His kingdom – but it’s relational. It’s not that He’s trying to cast heavy burdens on us and make us wait and make us have to endure and all that stuff. It’s more about He wants the interaction. He wants the relationship between He and I and the body and Him and He wants us to look at His face. He wants us to be with Him. He wants us to inquire of Him. He wants us to seek what He’s looking at and how He’s seeing. And that’s all a relational thing. So it’s really about relationship. The binding and loosing…

Martha:
Is from…

John:
…is from…

Martha:
Relationship!

John:
And from a Father’s heart that wants to be with us, that wants to include us. He wants to bring His life through us but He wants, He wants us, to bring us back always to look at Him. To give…

Martha:
To know Him.

John:
And to know Him.

Martha:
We’ve been on that.

John:
Absolutely!

Martha:
That, on podcasts and…

John:
Actually the last podcasts. The whole series of podcasts were about determined purpose.

Binding and Loosing Follows Heaven – Episode #611 – Shulamite Podcast

Heaven always leads the way when it comes to binding and loosing. Just as Jesus did with His Father, we follow heaven’s lead in all things, including this. What a relief to know that we are not the initiators of what must be bound and what must be loosed!

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Heaven always leads the way when it comes to binding and loosing. What a relief to know that we're not the initiators of what must be bound and what loosed! Heaven always leads the way when it comes to binding and loosing. Just as Jesus did with His Father, we follow heaven's lead in all things, including this. What a relief to know that we are not the initiators of what must be bound and what must be loosed! Shulamite Ministries clean 12:09