Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Whole Lot of Hype and a Whole Lot of Nothing. The Truth about Comet Elenin

For weeks now, rumors have been flying about the approaching comet Elenin and the disasterous effects it's supposedly going have on our planet. Its a shame that Christans fall for these doomsday rumors as much as the unsaved do! To hear some Christians talk, you'd think God has fallen off  His throne and has no idea this is about to happen! 2 Tim 1:7 says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". In the greek, "sound mind" means possesing the mind of Christ. Fear is a weapon that the enemy uses to first of all, take our minds off of Christ, secondly, erode our faith and then open a door to unbelief.

In Eph 4:4 we read, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;". The word "doctrine" means "teaching" and is not specific to theological application or biblical theology. Instead of believing and repeating the hysteria, we ought to be going to the Lord about it, to see what He is saying on the matter and matters like this rather than falling into the enemy's trap of fear. But rather speak God's truth, and establish a credible testimony with the unbeliever.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Watch Your Tongue!

Several years ago I was ministering here in Texas and a young boy about 9 years of age was brought to me. As he slowly walked to the front of the church, I immediately noticed his bent over posture looking like an old man at such a young age. His mother had taken him to numerous doctors, they'd run many tests never finding the cause.

As I prayed for him, I found myself breaking word curses that had been spoken over him by his parents! As each word curse was broken he would straighten up a little bit more. By the time I was done ministering to him, he was standing ramrod straight with a posture that looked like he was standing at attention in the military. Everyone in the meeting was shocked and amazed at the transformation that they'd witnessed right before their very eyes.

We've often heard it, "Words have power", but I think few of us understand the full truth of that statement. Prov 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." It was through spoken words that God Himself created the entire universe and the very planet we live on including all the animals and all the fish in the sea. Put the words of our mouth in the prophetic framework, and they're even more powerful. When the Lord has anointed our mouths, regardless of what we speak, good or bad, there is a measure of anointing on it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Walk On The Wild Side

"Oh, That is so cool! I'd love to do that!" If I've heard that once, I've heard it a thousand times, and I heard it again lastnight as we were relaying a couple of testimonies of what we saw the Lord do through our ministry recently. Sometimes I sit back and ask myself, why aren't more people stepping out and seeing some really cool results. I think it has to do with not recognizing the opportunity for ministry when it presents itself. We can get caught unaware sometimes and don't recognize the opportunity until it has passed. But there's another factor that I think plays even a bigger roll in missed opportunities. It's what I call the comfort factor.

I got a call from a friend of ours recently who was all in a nervous tizzy because she started getting invites to minister in different places . . . something she was not used to doing. In the ensuing conversation, I identified and pointed out to Theresa (name has been changed to protect the innocent) that she was reacting to the invite in a negative way because this was something that was outside of her normal comfort zone. The Lord will draw us out of our comfort zones from time to time so that we can grow not only in our experience levels, but we can grow in character and spiritually as well. I'm sure the disciples of Jesus faced this challenge in their comfort levels numerous times as they travelled around with Jesus.

Another factor that was involved in her reluctance was that it was going to require a higher level of commitment from her when it came to ministry. In the Websters dictionary the word "commitment" means "the state or instance of being obligated". Obligation is something that a lot of us try to avoid all together for the most part because it can take us beyond our comfort zones and often into other peoples uncomfortable situations . . . that is if we're really serious about ministering to others. So the next time you see an opportunity, why not step out of your comfort zone, take a walk on the wild side and see some really cool results.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Omega Ministries Update

Dear Friends:
We wanted to take this opportunity to communicate with you what has transpired with us and where we're at now in regards to us personally and the ministry.
After returning back to the States from Canada, we felt like the Lord was directing us to take a sabbatical from the ministry for a period of time as He was taking us through a shift in our vision and focus. Having completed that sabbatical, we are in the process of gearing up to re-enter the ministry, and are actively looking for ministry opportunities.
The Lord is giving us direction in the area of ministry both in the States and internationally. We would ask that you would please be praying that ministry doors open for us. Just a few days ago, we started a brand new blog page. We did this to reach a much larger audience than can be reached through social networking sites or through e-mail. The blog will not be restricted to merely subjects of ministry, but will be utilized to address both social issues and issues concerning the direction of this nation and where it’s headed from a biblical point of view.
Be assured, we’re praying for all of you as we know that many of you are going through a transitional period. The Lord gave me a vision last night as I was ministering to a friend of ours. In the vision I saw a chrysalis with a developing butterfly in it. As I watched the Lord spoke to me and said, “This is where many in My body are right now. They’re feeling the tight confines both in the spiritual and in the natural realms. They’re seeing and feeling the inflexible confines of established religious institutions and their limitations, as well as the restrictions and confines that the enemy is trying place on them through their circumstances”.
The chrysalis eventually splits, not because of outside intervention, but because of what’s going on inside the chrysalis. Many of you are experiencing a tighter and tighter “squeeze” and you’ve been wondering why? You’re going through a metamorphosis. You’re being transformed into His image, which the forces in this world cannot contain. You’re coming out of your old mindsets, your old habits, and old religious traditions. A new thing is being done in you, by the inward workings of the Holy Spirit. Isa 10:27b says, “. . . and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”. In the Hebrew it actually implies that because of the fatness of the neck the yoke is destroyed. The day is soon coming when the chrysalis will split for you and you will emerge and take flight into a whole new level as the person whom you’re called to be, equipped to enter into your calling and destiny.
Pat Hodges
Omega Ministries
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