Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Silver Trumpet Announces:

" Sing O' Barren"
As we look back to the year 1999, it was the year that brought us to the end of the age. It was also the last year before the new Century began. A Century is made up of one hundred years. Can you believe that one hundred years have come and gone and the New Year 2010 is the "first decade" of this new century. The end of something old always brings us to the beginning of something new. Old things are passed away and all things are become new. What can we expect in this New Year? In John 2:9-10, it reads “When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.” At the marriage feast of Cana, Jesus showed up with the power to turn water to wine and everyone thought the bridegroom had saved the best wine for last. Just as in the marriage feast of Cana the church has had some good wine in its beginnings but, we can expect to see the Hand of God move like never before because He has saved the best wine for last!
“Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:1 There are two women in this verse of scripture, the barren woman with no children and the desolate woman with children. The word barren means sterile, unfruitful, unproductive and lacking. This barren woman, although her deep desire was to have children, had not borne any children. She was the married wife or the legitimate one who was called to have children. As the church of the Living God we can be compared to the married wife or the bride of Christ to give birth to spiritual children, yet, we have been barren! Yes, the church has been unfruitful, unproductive and lacking this past decade (a few mercy drops here and there). We are without true revival and our ministries have not been as productive as we would like them to be. Yet, we have been faithful with our intercessions and supplications and seen very little evidence of answered prayer. We are finishing up this decade the without seeing real fire in the church. The ministries that we were promised did not give birth as we thought, our households and in many cases our loved ones are still not all saved.
Yet, on the other hand, more are the children of the desolate bondwoman who is supposed to be deserted, forsaken, barren, and lifeless than the children of the married wife says the Lord. Beloved, as you look around, it could be that those who surround you have not been serving the Lord as faithful as you have and seem to be prospering. Pastor, it could be that you came out of a dead and lifeless religious system and began to teach the uncompromising Word, the born again experience and holiness, yet, the church down the street who doesn’t even believe in the born-again experience or teach any kind of holiness has been growing and busting out at the seams. Here you are, trying to teach that “little handful” of remnant believers to walk holy and work out their salvation daily and no matter how hard you pray, how faithful you’ve been to that flock, you see very little fruit. Your congregation seems to be diminishing right before your eyes. Many times you have been ready to throw in the towel. Well, beloved, DON’T DO IT. Today God has a word for you. The Lord has saved the best wine for last.
Remember barren Hannah, she was the married wife with no children who trusted in her Lord. On the other hand Peninnah had sons and would provoke Hannah by taunting her and saying, “I’m the favored one. God loves me more than you and has blessed me with many children and He’s forgotten you.” Hannah would weep sore and would not eat. She felt so rejected and unloved wondering why the Lord had forgotten her and favored others when she had loved Him and would do anything for Him. Church, have you ever been there? If you have, then you know what I mean. Many times we feel that modern day Peninnah taunts us and says look at me how great my church is or how well and prosperous I am. Hannah got confused and bitter and sometimes we can do the same. “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.” I Samuel 1:10. Yet, Hannah never left the foot of the cross. She stayed there on her knees because she had no where else to go and she vowed a vow if the Lord would give her a manchild she would give him unto the Lord all the days of his life.
The Lord heard Hannah’s prayer and extended mercy and grace to her. Hannah, whose name means grace, had been praying for years, yet something was not clicking in her prayer with God. I believe like most of us, sometimes we want ministries, churches full of people, new spiritual babes, and our loved ones saved for all the wrong reasons. The Lord, who knows the motives of the heart, cannot be touched with selfish prayers. Somehow she moved out of that place and prayed a prayer that moved the heart of God. She cried, “God, I want a manchild, but I’m also willing to give him up to be raised for your glory.” “Wherefore it came to pass, that when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.” I Samuel 1:20. Samuel means God has heard. Prayer Warrior, I prophesy that you will begin to see answers to your prayers—God has heard and we will see the Word of the Lord come to pass. Just recently an intercessor who loves the Lord and calls the prayer line often, shared with me that the Lord had promised her a ministry. She continued to share with me that she has been in a barren desert longer than she can remember. She said, “I feel so alone and if it wasn’t for this prayer line that connects me with other prayer warriors, I don’t know what I would do!” She proceeded to tell me that she used to play and teach piano but hadn’t touched it for years. Recently, to her surprise, she had picked it up again and the Lord sent her an unsaved young man by the name of Samuel whom she was going to teach piano. She asked for prayer for wisdom and perfect opportunity to minister to him. Immediately, the Holy Spirit leaped within me and said, “She is a barren praying Hannah, but God has heard her prayer and sent her a Samuel. She will no longer be a barren wife, but rather fruitful and bare spiritual children. I’ve prompted her to pick up that instrument of music and sing and play!” Isaiah 54:1, reads, “Sing O barren…” The first word in that chapter is SING. The Lord spoke something very profound here to that barren woman of Isaiah 54:1. He said, “Barren woman, it doesn’t matter that you haven’t had any children. Yes, it is true that the desolate woman has more children than you, but don’t look at the natural circumstances or how things may look. You are the married wife, the rightful heir and my promise is to you and I will bring it to pass, wherefore, SING!” Yes, beloved, this year let us sing and rejoice in the above promise of the Lord.
“For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” Galatians 4:22-30. Yes, church we are the children of the promise and the son of the barren woman who is the son of the flesh shall not be heir. Although, we have been a barren married wife, this is the year to prepare for great blessings to flow into the church, families, and into our personal lives. Gross darkness on every side will continue for the wicked, but we will bear fruit and we will see God’s power move like never before.
***FEAR NOT***
In Isaiah 54:4, it reads, “Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.” I prophesy to the church of the Living God that we are not to fear over our troubled economy, the Middle East or any other situation in 2010. The Word of God reveals that in the past there have always been calamities, troubles, and great turmoils of one kind or another. When the floods came to destroy the earth in the time of Noah, God remembered him and his family and had an Ark prepared for their safety. In time of great famine, a butler remembered an interpreter of dreams whose name was Joseph. When Joseph, God’s chosen vessel for the hour stood in the king’s court, the Pharaoh of Egypt recognized him to be wise, discreet, and like no other. Joseph found great favor and was appointed over Pharaoh’s granaries as God’s Hand to feed the hungry during the famine. When Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, refused to bow their knee to Nebuchadnezzar’s image, they were thrust into the fiery furnace as punishment because of their stand for the one true God. The king, thinking to make them an example to all those who would dare defy him, never considered that the "God of the faithful" would step into the fire with them. When the king looked into the blazing hot flames, he exclaimed, “My God, I see three unharmed Hebrew children walking around in the fire and a fourth man walking with them that looks like the Son of God.” The Hebrew children came out of that fiery furnace without the smell of smoke on their clothes, and upon examination, no evidence of fire touching their bodies could be found. Because of their faith a whole nation turned to the one true God. We can be assured that there will always be an Ark, a Joseph or a people with a Hebrew like faith to escape the hour of tribulation. His timing will be perfect and His love and mercy will never cease. Surely it is a year to put our trust in the Lord and keep our eyes focused on Jesus. There may be many uncertainties in 2010 but the Almighty God by His Spirit will be with us and whatever the Lord speaks, do it, step out in faith and you will not be ashamed because He is with you! Church of the Living God let us break forth into singing and continue to cry out to Him for your situation of prayer and He will hear from His Holy Heaven.
Isaiah 54:2-3 reads, “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.” Church of the Living God, 2010 is time to enlarge the place of thy tent, expand, knock down walls, and build on additions. You will break forth on the right hand and on the left and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles and the desolate cities shall be inhabited. It’s a year to plan strategies on how to possess our cities and take what rightfully belongs to us. A year that we are to begin to prepare to bust out at the seams. The above scripture also says it’s time to stretch forth the curtains of our habitation. Surely, it is a year of stretching us to our full potential! Yield to Him and let Him do it!
“For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:9-10 Church of the Living God, He says to you, “Just as I promised Noah never to again send floods to destroy the earth, and set my rainbow as a sign in the heavens of my love, mercy, and covenant, so I say the same to you. Although you have experienced the floods of trials, tribulations and sorrows in the past, no more will this be: My kindness shall not leave you nor shall my covenant of peace be removed from you.”
“O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.” Isaiah 54:11-12. Church of the Living God, you have been afflicted in the past, but the Lord says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.” Psalms 34:19-22. There is that word again, “desolate”. This promise guarantees you will not be desolate or fruitless anymore. Isaiah compares this barren woman to a ship that has been tempest tossed, which means that the Church of the Living God has been in a few storms, strong winds, and some of her sails have been torn, broken, and tattered, this past decade, yet she hasn’t gone down, but rather the anchor still holds. The enemy has shot torpedoes at her and hasn’t been able to sink her. She has kept her eyes on course and her face set like flint. The word of God (Bible) has mapped out her course and the Holy Ghost has been her compass for direction. The compass always reading without fail, "Don’t turn to the left or the right, but keep pressing on in spite of the strong winds, obstacles, and afflictions." Beloved, the Mighty One has been with her and lead her into a safe harbor, surely He has been our Lighthouse!
In the above scripture He promises to rebuild the barren married wife on a sure foundation of sapphires and her walls from precious jewels and make her towers a sparkling agates and shining gems. Further He promises to make her “holy cities” (cities of refuge) where she will become a citizen of a greater kingdom of Glory. Church of the Living God, we are getting ready to see the tables turned on our enemies. The wealth of the wicked will be put into the hands of the just, and His loved ones will be great for Him. He promises to build our foundation of sapphires. This precious stone formed the pavement under the feet of the God of Israel. “And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in His clearness.” Exodus 24:10. Also, the throne of Glory gazed on by the prophet Ezekiel had the appearance of a sapphire stone “And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone:..” Ezekiel 1:26. The sapphire stone’s meaning is also connected with polishing and being set apart. We must be willing to let the Holy Spirit polish us as His people and allow Him to set us apart from the world. Isaiah 54:15-17, “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Church of the Living God, your enemies are going to stay far from you and you will live in peace. Terrorism shall not come near you and if a nation comes to fight you, it will not be sent by the Lord to punish you, therefore He will rise up on your behalf and rout it unto a different direction because He is on your side. No weapon turned against you shall succeed. These are the blessings church that the Lord Jesus has in store for us. Therefore, Sing, O church. You are going to begin to bare and be fruitful this year. To God Be the Glory!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Silver Trumpet Announces:



We are quickly approaching the Holiday season announcing the birth of Christ. Although some would dispute that this was not the Lord’s birthday, what is most important is, that season was used by Christians to show the love of God to our fellowman. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:11-14 That season of joy brought with it, a flow of “good will and giving” demonstrated all over the earth towards our fellowman. This should not stop, but should continue all year long. In Luke 10:27 it reads, “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” We are compelled by the Holy Spirit to love our fellowman as ourselves. Our Lord Jesus instructed us to love God with all our strength, heart and soul which is our total being and in the same breath “love our neighbor as ourselves.” Then, in this same chapter, the example of the good Samaritan is given to us. “And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side: But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him; he had compassion on him.” Luke 10:30-33 This poor soul fell among thieves that attacked him, took his clothes and possessions. If this was not enough, then they stabbed him, thinking they had killed him, leaving him for dead. What a terrible thing to do to this man. The thief always comes to kill, steal and destroy. He was left there for dead, then mercy and compassion showed up. Jesus has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly. “But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: And when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.” Luke 10:33-35

This poor man was laying there bleeding and dying by the Jericho road. He was wounded, helpless and needed mercy. The first person to come along was the priest, the man of God and what did he do? He passed by on the other side. Yes, the priest looked and probably thought “I’m on my way to church, I’m too busy; therefore, let me go around him and go take care of my business.” No compassion, no mercy did this man have! Then a Levite came along, also looked on him and also passed by on the other side. The Levite was the lay church member and he probably thought, “I’ve got to get to church because I don’t dare be late for Sunday School.” Today, there are many “onlookers," people that come and look at your problem or situation and say, “I heard you were having problems” or “I heard that you were hurting; I’ll pray for you, I’ll see you later.” And that is as far as their Christianity goes. Thank God that the God of compassion and mercy had His eye on the wounded man all the time. Then, along came the Samaritan who was also going somewhere on personal business, but when he saw this man, he had mercy and compassion towards him. A compassion that moves his heart to go beyond being an “onlooker” and put his personal business on hold and do something for him!

This man had Godly character. He went out of his way, bound up his wounds, poured in his oil and wine, picked him up with his own hands, helped him on his beast and brought him to an inn and personally took care of him! He took responsibility for his fellowman. This Samaritan had more Christianity than the priest and Levite. The priest and Levite were the religious crowd of that day who had forgotten to love with compassion. Today’s church has lost something also, the action of mercy, called compassion towards our brother and fellowman. Compassion is a loving concern, a deep intense desire for the well being of others. We must learn to be like the good Samaritan. What a heart of love!! This man had the heart of God. He personally took care of him. He didn’t call the “ministry to the poor” in the church or welfare as some would do, instead he took responsibility, knowing that God had put that man in his path to do something for him. This good Samaritan went the extra mile. After spending the night with him and personally taking care of him, the next day he gave the inn-keeper two more pence and said, “Now I have to go, but you take care of him and if the bill is more than two pence, when I return, I will reimburse you!!” Our Saviour born two thousand years ago gave us these words, “Go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37) Many today are sitting in the church with thousands of dollars piled up in their savings and checking accounts, and passing up their brethren and fellowman as “onlookers” with no compassion and mercy for their need.

Those individuals are described in the book of revelations, “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” (Rev. 3:17) God’s word tells us that we are blind with our eyes wide open. We are rich and have wealth, yet we are wretched and poor. God help us in America today! In the book of I John 3:17-18 it reads, “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” Neither in word or in tongue means that real love will do something more than, “I’ll pray for you!”
In the book of Philemon, the account of Philemon and Onesimus is recorded. Onesimus’ name means profitable. The word profitable means gain, useful, or beneficial. Therefore, God had a purpose and a plan for Onesimus, but he needed compassionate men and women to help him so he could get to the place to be profitable, not unprofitable! Onesimus stole from his wealthy master, then ran away and met up with Paul while in prison. Paul ministered to his needs, led him to the Lord, and sent him back to Philemon. Slaves could be brutally whipped and killed by their masters when they ran away, but Paul said to Philemon, “Receive him as a brother in the Lord now.” “Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:…If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;” (Philemon 11-12, 17-18)

Paul, just as the good Samaritan, also told Philemon to receive Onesimus as a brother in the Lord; be just as kind to him as you would be to me. Oh, church we fall so short of the true love of Jesus Christ. Many of us are living unto ourselves and blinded to our own selfishness. Our "givings" many times will not go past any inconvenience or sacrifice on our part. Over the years the Lord has shown me His way to love. When I had two of one thing that someone else needed, the Holy Spirit would say, “Give it to the one in need.” He showed me how to share. I can recall one particular situation. One day, I went to visit a sister and her two children who had no living room furniture and were sitting on the floor. Her husband had left her and she was struggling financially. At that time, we were in transition, being prepared for ministry and the Holy Spirit was showing me His ways of compassion in action. We had some things in storage and among those things I had an extra set of very beautiful couches. The house that we formerly owned had a living room and a den with a set of couches in each room. And now we were living in a much smaller home and had put the extra set in storage. The Holy Spirit dealt with my heart and said, “Give her those beautiful couches.” I obeyed and later that afternoon, my husband and I drove up with those couches in our truck and put them into her living room. She and her little girls were so full of thanksgiving, as we shared the “joy of giving” like we had never experienced before! Beloved, let us love one another with more than tongue and word, but rather in deed and truth and as we do we will please the Father and honor His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord of Glory! Thank you so much for reading this message. If you would like to make a copy or copies of this newsletter, you are welcome to do so. Make sure your copy is in it's entirety and the message should not be changed. Judgment messages are very serious and those declaring them carry a big responsibility. Hilda Arredondo's name and her website and e-mail address should accompany this message as you print it. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail us. At this point we have no representatives outside this ministry and all business for the ministry is handled by hilda arredondo, 253 Blossom Rd, Opelousas, La. 70570 ( 337-948-1501  337-948-1501 )

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Silver Trumpet Announces:

"The Thanksgiving Remnant"
“Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17. Our God has not left himself without witness but He always does good to us on this earth. He gave us the rain from heaven, making fruitful seasons on this earth filling our hearts with food and gladness. We are now moving quickly into the Thanksgiving holiday, which is the season of celebrating our King of Kings, the Almighty God who has graciously and generously given us food and gladness. It is a time to be grateful to the Father of lights and come before Him with hearts full of thanksgiving. Not only one day, but also everyday of the year.
In the year of 1620 some people were very dissatisfied with the King of England and his church who did not teach about Jesus as Saviour and that He ruled men from within. Rather, the church was directed by men who did not understand the Bible. There was a small remnant in England who were true Christians and wanted to worship as the Bible instructed. Persecution then began and the church in England started putting the Bible-believing Christians in prison. This put these Bible-believing remnant of people in a real dangerous predicament. They had to get out of England and find a place where they could worship the Almighty God freely and not be afraid. They left England and went to Holland, but were there for some years realizing this was not where God wanted them to live and put down roots. This remnant of English Christians were thankful and faithful to God and wanted to serve Him freely. God had a very special purpose for them and would use them in a very special way. Our God has always looked for a people that would make Him Governor and King as Israel did years ago, therefore becoming witnesses of His goodness, love and protection, thus others would want to come and become part of His kingdom. These families who would become “the Pilgrims” and under the leadership of their pastor, prayed and finally decided not to go back to England but rather to the “New World” which later would become a great nation called the United States of America. Their greatest need was a ship so they could sail to the New World and they found one called “The Mayflower.” This Christian remnant became the first pilgrims to make this voyage across the perilous waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. This ship was not made to carry people, but rather to carry cargo, but this was the only way out for them and they took the opportunity.
On August 5, 1620, 102 Pilgrims, of them 34 were children and 30 sailors, boarded the Mayflower. It was a very, very hard voyage for them. That ship sailed alone, but with God on her side she would not fail. The Word of God would map out the way for the next 90 days across the Atlantic. All their faith was in the one God, that what He started He would finish! Surely Psalms 119:105 was lighting the way, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” It was the light of Christ leading them into the adventure of a new day. They took very little clothes, some tools and utensils for cooking, but most important they had their Bibles, the most precious thing that they owned and their faith. There were no bathrooms or showers and all slept on the same deck of the ship. There was no room for the children to run and play. They all worked hard and made such sacrifices of love to get to the “New World” so they could be free in Christ. After 90 days of many hardships had passed, they reached Cape Cod; that place is now in the state of Massachusetts. William Bradford, one of the Pilgrim leaders wrote, “Many fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who brought them over the vast and furious ocean.” At one point in one of the great storms they encountered at sea, the Mayflower’s “main beam” cracked and they almost shipwrecked. Can you imagine everything in the ship was wet and damaged? Thank God that the pilgrims had brought a great big iron screw (nail) to help build houses. They used that big nail to keep the beam in place. This big nail represented the Christ within. In Ezra 9:8 it reads, “And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.” Ezra recognized that only a small remnant remained faithful to the Lord at that time. The Lord had acknowledged them as His own and given them a “nail” in the holy place that would lighten their eyes and revive them in their bondage. They would again build a “sure place” for Him where His honor and presence would dwell amongst them. Nothing was changed since the time of Ezra; the Lord was looking for His remnant people and found the Pilgrims. When Jesus, after His resurrection, spoke to doubting Thomas, John 20:27, “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side and be not faithless, but believing.” In other words see the prints in my hands and the hole in my side where those nails penetrated me in the “sure place” of Calvary.
Without Christ we (America) are on dangerous waters and just like the Pilgrims if they hadn’t had their faith in Jesus, the “sure nail” needed to hold that main beam together, surely they would have failed their mission by losing their course. They would have shipwrecked and been destroyed. If America does not return back to Calvary, the “sure place” where the nail (Jesus) is holding the main beam of this country together, so to speak. Then, we will continue to go down and be destroyed as a nation by the judgment of hurricanes, sudden strong winds, tornadoes, floods, severe weather, earthquakes, terrorism, etc.
Isaiah 22:23 reads, “And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.” The Pilgrims carried and believed in the “sure place” of their hearts, their faith and love for the God of the Bible. God in His mighty power made a way for the Pilgrims who had a vision for a country where they could worship God freely. Without that “sure place” and the nail of Jesus, America will go down as a ship wrecked at sea. These Pilgrims had such great faith and love for the God of the Bible and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. They were the founders of America. The foundation had to be laid by a people whose heart burned with the love of Jesus and knew that they would not make it unless God was on their side. As soon as they landed in the new land, they had to make rules to be governed by; therefore, they established the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that was based on the Ten Commandments of the Bible obeying God’s commands. The beginning foundation was laid on Christ. “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 3:10-11.
I’m weeping as I write this message on seeing how far we have gone away from the one true God and the sure place of Calvary in America. Yet many not understanding that the blessing of being “the greatest country in the world” has been because His “sure mercies” have blessed us and it’s nothing of ourselves. We have been deceived to reject the one true God, the Ten Commandments, and prayer, etc. which are the banners of our faith, that made us an independent nation from all others, but very dependent upon Him alone. The Pilgrims did not come to a Holiday Inn or a Days Inn but lived on the Mayflower until they built the first house called the Common House. It was a storehouse, a church and meeting hall and met many other needs. The men and boys worked hard chopping wood and logs. The Lord would send an Indian named Squanto to come and show the Pilgrims how to fish in the rivers and plant corn that kept them from starving. That first winter these courageous and sacrificial people who had counted the cost lost half of the family of Pilgrims. They laid down their lives for the future of the next generation and the next generation and on and on, and here we are 385 years later and we can barely find “righteous” America. Their first Thanksgiving holiday was October 1621. The Pilgrims were so grateful to their God that for three days they ate and feasted while giving thanks to the God for everything He had given them. They gathered with their friends, the Indians, who had been so faithful, to help them. Everyone took part in that Thanksgiving holiday in Plymouth that November day so long ago. We are quickly approaching the Thanksgiving season.
What’s happened to the people in America? Many of us have forgotten to be grateful from our hearts. Being truly grateful makes you look up to heaven to thank the Almighty God who is the provider of all things. A knowing down deep inside that we would be “nowhere” without Him! The word grateful means gratitude to someone and if you have gratitude then you are thankful. Thankful means grateful for kindness received. We have forgotten to be truly grateful and thankful to God. In Romans 1:21, it reads, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened.” When we forget to be “thankful” as the scripture above states, eventually our wisdom turns us into fools. (Vs-22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (Vs. 26-28) “For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that such is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet….” And further in this chapter it reads (Vs 29-32) “Being filled with unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; backbiters, haters of God deceitful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Yes, they became a nation of sodomites and now we can better understand what is happening to the American people with their alternative lifestyles.
Our wealth, money, pride and rebellion have made us an unthankful generation. The majority of the American mindset says, “I have gotten me these blessings, instead of “God has given me strength to work, be in health and provided for me and my own and I’m so grateful!” We have forgotten to be truly happy and joyous and we do not serve the Lord with gladness for the abundance of all things. In Deuteronomy 28:47-48. it reads, “Because thou servest not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.” And earlier in Deuteronomy 8:17-20, He said, “And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against this day that ye surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroyed before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.”
Over a period of time America grew in size. Nine steps of land possession and purchases were taken to complete our nation, as we know it today. It started with the original states, New Western states, the Northwest Territory, and the Louisiana Purchase (comprised of 13 states), etc. America was possessed one step at a time from East to West. The Pilgrims arrived on the East Coast of the United States. The East Gate is the gate of true religion. The Pilgrims arrived on the shores of America with their Bibles under their arms and their fervent faith establishing a foundation on the sure place Calvary, and the sure nail, Jesus Christ. The Pilgrims represented the rock (Jesus Christ) the true religion. God gave America to a people who loved Him and would continue to love Him. America must come back to God to reach her destiny. Just recently our beloved state, Louisiana, was hit by two devastating hurricanes. I consider that state to be the foot of the nation. She was hit in the toe and then the heel from East to West, surely this was the wind of God. She has been hit and is limping right now. If ever she needs our prayers, it is now. When Thomas Jefferson, our third President, went to France to buy New Orleans, a key port, Napoleon did not want to sell but later changed his mind and sold not only New Orleans but also the whole Louisiana Territory. God had a purpose and a plan for Louisiana and the city of New Orleans that is on the mouth of the Mississippi River. Hurricane Katrina did severe damage to New Orleans, but our God still has a purpose and a plan for this city and in time as we pray, I assure you, will see it.
The Pilgrims landed on America‘s shores in the Fall – November 1620. The fall was the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, the fall festival of Israel. During this feast Israel had to leave their homes each year for a period of 7 days and live in a Succoth, which was a hut-like little house made of branches. It had to have a window type hole in the top of the roof so they could look up unto the great heaven during the day and the stars and moon at night. Thus they would be reminded that it was the great God of Heaven who had kept them fed, sheltered and protected throughout the year. Also, they remembered that their forefathers lived in Succoth huts, with much sacrifice, when on their journey to the Promised Land. It was God’s object lesson annually so they would never forget God’s goodness and kindness to them and without Him there would be no blessing, material or otherwise! After seven days they would return to their homes and they would be so grateful for all the goodness of God. This festival also was known as the “Festival of Shelters.” This is how God kept the nation humble and grateful which are ingredients needed to keep us in prosperity, physical, spiritual, mental and financial. I’ve preached for years that God was going to bring a real Succoth celebration to America to get us to remember His kindness and goodness that we would remember to be truly grateful. And if we are grateful we will be humble, not ungrateful and proud. Now hurricanes, tornadoes, strong winds and floods are destroying our homes in America and many Americans will celebrate the Festival of Shelters or go to a small place like campers, etc.
America, we don’t need such severe lessons, but rather let us celebrate Succoth in thoughts, heart, and prayers by remembering what the Pilgrims established for you and me. Let us look up to heaven this Thanksgiving season and be truly thankful. Let us not worship the work of our hands, but rather worship the One who made our hands and gives us the power to use them and get wealth—the maker of all things. As praying people, let us stand in the gap together and pray. “Please God, we repent, forgive us that we have become an ungrateful nation and let this Thanksgiving be a “turn around” towards being truly grateful for the blessings you have bestowed upon us here in this great nation.” Amen. America! America! God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea! Truly His Word has come to pass for us here in America. “Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17 To God Be the Glory!
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Friday, September 18, 2009


Here Comes Deborah--A Battle Maiden
“ Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak and lead thy captivity captive, thou Son of Abinoam.” Judges 5:12
Who was Deborah? She was an executive leader in Israel—divinely appointed by God. This meant that God raised Deborah up as one with administrative ability and authority. Deborah had the mind of Christ and moved in Godly wisdom. Deborah’s name signifies a bee. A bee is industrious and an industrious person is one who is diligently active. Bees are also cultivated for their wax and honey. Honey is sweet and wax is useful. God is calling BATTLE MAIDENS for service such as Deborah with a sweet spirit of willingness, who will be useful, diligent and stand bravely in the front lines of battle in prayer against the enemy for their families, churches and communities. Judges 5:7, “The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose that I arose a mother in Israel.” Why was Deborah called a mother? A mother is one who gives, protects and leads with much love. Deborah gave of her time to serve God’s people. She protected and led her people with care and concern. She was sensitive to their needs and not her own. God is looking for women with Godly character such as Deborah, battle maidens, who love their country, who will pray to protect our nation and communities from the onslaughts (drugs, murder, abortion, etc.) of the enemy. The Holy Spirit looks to recruit Saints of God with Deborah qualities who will pray diligently for our nation. Judges 4:1-4, “And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, when Ehud was dead, And the Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin, King of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles. And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightly oppressed the children of Israel. And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at the time.” The Lord sold Israel into the hand of Jabin, King of Canaan because they had slipped back into sin. When we forsake God, He will forsake us; then we become as prey to the SPOILERS. Has our nation become an easy prey to the spoilers of pornography, suicide rape and missing children because of her abominations and sinful ways? After 20 years of oppression, the Israelites begin to cry out for deliverance and mercy. Here, we see the forgiving nature and loving heart of the Father. He heard them and sent them Deborah, as a deliverer, to help them. General Sisera was the Captain of Jabin’s host. Jabin’s name means “intelligent” and it also signifies battle array—an orderly arrangement of troops. He reigned in Hazor that was reckoned as a place—“Head of those kingdoms.” We get some insight to King Jabin’s character. He was powerful, strong and intelligent—yet God raised a woman to bring down and destroy this powerful kingdom of darkness. As Deborah United Intercessors has also been given a divine plan, to become a divine connection of PRAYER WATCHMEN, one sure way of overcoming the enemy. Judges 4:5, “ And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.” Deborah was a warrior entirely devoted to the services of Israel because she loved her people. She judged not as a princess appointed by civil authority, but as a prophetess called and ordained by God. She truly gave of herself to accomplish God’s will. Her life style could not have been very glamorous since the Book of Judges states that she judged Israel from under the palm tree. Deborah was probably like most women, enjoyed a comfortable life style with all the frills and ruffles of pleasurable living, but when her name was called, she chose to deny her personal ambitions to be on the battle field to set her people free from the enemy. She chose to roll up her sleeves, go out into the muddy fields on a chariot for the deliverance of her people. So many times we would like to be used by God in a mighty way, but we are not willing to die to self, or give up our own dreams and ambitions to become that vessel that God can use for His glory. Deborah can be a real inspiration for us today. “Judges 4: 8-9, “And Barak said unto her if thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honor; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.” What is this? Barak would not go without Deborah! We could assume that Barak was a weak man because he needed a woman to accompany him on the battle field. On the contrary, Barak was not at all weak, but brave, meek and full of God’s wisdom. Deborah prophesied to Barak that the spoils of war (Sisera) would be credited to a woman. We see the unselfish character of Barak—he did not care about recognition. He knew there was a job that needed to be done and he was the man chosen to help in the battle and he did. Glory to God! The men who work alongside United Intercessors are warriors who recognize that God has a special place for women. Barak was from the tribe of Naphtali, which means “wrestler”. Today, it will take wrestling in prayer (coupled with fasting) against these demonic spirits to make them release their grip of iron upon our families, communities, and nation. Judges 4:6, “And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh- Naphtali, and said unto him, “Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?” This can possibly sound like foolishness, that God would use a woman to defeat the enemy, and if that were not silly enough, Deborah, was instructed by God to send 10,000 foot soldiers into the battle without weapons to fight the army of Sisera, who had 900 chariots of iron. We are looking for just a few men and women who will answer the call to prayer and enlist in the praying army of the Lord.. Judges 5:26, “ She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, and she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temple.” She (Jael) supported the nail with her left hand and the right went to the workman’s hammer. The left hand and the right hand went to the workman’s hammer. The left hand here can represent the supportive hand of intercession and the workman’s hammer is symbolic to the Word of God ministered in power by the five-fold ministry gifts. The five-fold ministry gifts of Ephesians 4:13 has five offices which represent God’s ministers and it’s interesting that Barak’s name has five letters in it. Today, the five-fold ministry gifts need to recognize that in order to bring down the kingdoms of darkness, intercession will have to pave the way, and together in unity, they will have the VICTORY. Barak and Deborah were a team working together. The Word of God hammered away lethal blows of death to the enemy till the works of darkness were destroyed. Where did Jael apply the final blow to the enemy? She didn’t aim without purpose or direction; she used wisdom and strategy. She aimed at the head and her hammer (Word of God) will have to pound away in the labor of intensified prayer against the powers, principalities, rulers of darkness and wicked spirits. We encourage churches and their leaders to link together in the power of prayer by the "Divine Connection Of Praying People, here at UIPWC. (WATCHMEN). Ephesians 4:13, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” The Lord is calling the body of Christ to work together in the unity of the faith to bring down the works of darkness in our communities. God’s aim, purpose and strategy will come as we unite together to make war against the enemy. As we study the kingdoms of darkness and their strategies, we see that they have a chain of command and an order. There is always a principality (TERRITORY) with a ruler and his subordinates executing the works of darkness. The kingdoms of darkness operate somewhat like an octopus. The octopus is an animal that is known for his cleverness and intelligence. He has eight strong tentacles and their grip is as iron. You can cut off his tentacles but they will grow back and in order to completely immobilize him, you have to destroy the head. As in the case of Captain Sisera, the woman used the workmen’s hammer and nail while she pierced and smote Captain Sisera’s head (clever mind), thus destroying King Jabin and Captain Sisera, As we use the Word of God in spiritual warfare against the evil works, we will do the same. Judges 4:15:16, “ And the Lord discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak: So that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet. But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell upon the edge of the sword; and there was not a man left.” The word “discomfit” means to frustrate, to keep from taking place. The Lord discomfited Sisera with the edge of the sword. What is our sword today? The WORD OF GOD and the strategy of UNITY. (Ephesians 6:17) Deborah and Barak also chased their enemies. “Chased” means to pursue, follow, to put to flight, drive away. We must also chase, pursue, drive away the enemy and put him to flight. Deborah whose name signifies a bee describes her character in chasing the enemy because bees do chase their victims and have a powerful sting. (Deuteronomy 1:44) We, as the body of Christ will have to take the offensive position and chase Satan and his co-horts, taking by force in prayer and intercession what rightfully belongs to us in Jesus’ name. Micah 4:13, “ Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.” God gave U.I. a commission- to call prayer warriors to much serious prayer for our country, church leadership, those in authority, government, revival in America, Israel and help unite His people in prayer around our cities, making up a hedge of protection against the wiles of the enemy. Now the hour calls for something different- the divine connection of prayer. E-mail me today at or and lets work together in the unity of the faith. Our Lord Jesus knows that some of the battles that lay ahead will take a united effort in Jesus Christ to win the victory. Judges 5:15-20, “And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart. Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches. Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field. The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.” United Intercessors, a battle maiden, calls to the praying friends as Deborah called to the tribes of Israel. Sadly to say, only part of the tribes responded. Some ignored the call, others were too busy--perhaps some had their eyes on the vessel, a woman, who was not their choice. They failed to see or hear what the Spirit of the Lord was saying. God, who looks not on the outward appearance, but sees the heart, knew that Deborah was a vessel that would be industrious, faithful and committed to getting the job done for Him. As we read in the Book of Judges about Deborah, we see that she was a servant who would stop at nothing to accomplish her commission from God. Reuben, Gilead, Dan, and others did not come to assist in the battle. We have some of the same attitudes today in the Church of Jesus Christ. The Silver Trumpet of War sounds and there are those playing on the seashore, some are fishing and others are too proud to answer the call to unity in prayer. But, we thank God for all of you the present Praying Watchmen, men and women as Zebulon and Napthali, full of valour and love for their country and communities, who will risk their lives, work & pray long hours, and give up all to bring God’s kingdom to glory by staying in the battle against spiritual wickedness in high places. Psalm 144:5-6 “Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.” Deborah’s enemies were scattered and fled at her presence because of the mighty blows she dealt them by the powerful Christ who dwelt in her. The heavens rained hail and brimstone upon Sisera, the enemy. The almighty God fought on their behalf. We know he will never leave or forsake us. He is our Commander-In-Chief leading the battles against the enemy. We are a Servant to the Body of Christ, instructing, and teaching how to overcome together the forces of darkness in the unity of faith. Judges 5:3 “Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.” After the battle comes a song with the victory, Joy cometh in the morning. Come and work together so we can sing a song of VICTORY! Deborah thus accomplished Israel’s first UNITED ACTION in 175 years; she knew the power of unity and the Father’s heart. Only in the unity of the faith in prayer will the church win the war against the rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places coming against our nation, Body of Christ and His Church. Judges 5:12 “Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.” Awake means to begin to act, to exert power, to become active. Beloved praying people wake up and utter a song of victory over the enemy. Praying friends be active, will you answer the call? Do you hear the sound of the Silver Trumpet of War-much prayer and many praying people are needed? We are presently working with many praying people, but we need many, many more.

Will you answer the call and join the Divine Connection of the Lord? Let’s unite our efforts in prayer and win our communities, nation and families for the kingdom of God. E-mail me at or call the UIPWC Prayer Line: 337-948-1501

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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Silver Trumpet Announces:

Your Desert Shall Blossom
Like A Rose
Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. Over the years I have asked myself this question, “Why are not more Christians living the more abundant life?” God’s Word is truth and it does not lie. His Word says that the thief steals, the thief kills and the thief destroys and that Jesus came that we might have life (in this world) more abundantly!! We don’t need abundant life after we leave this world, but we need it now in this time! Yet, many born-again, blood-bought saints are shedding tears and still living in their sorrow, pain and sickness or their poverty. They truly love the Lord. They pray, go to church and serve, but the curse of sorrow still continues to operate in their lives. They walk in joy and happiness for a season, but then their crying starts all over again—the tears never seem to go away. Something always manages to happen that keeps them in sorrow and tears. Their children, spouse or loved ones somehow disappoint them, or financial problems come their way and its crying time again. Over the years I have come across many good books. As I look over the titles, there are some on how to cope with pain, how to cope with disappointment, how to cope with sorrow. Yet I’ve never run across one that tells you how to break the curse of sorrows. The body of Christ is entering a brand new Spiritual season and truly a Season of Jubilee. Every new season brings with it a new glory. We go from glory to glory, being changed into His image by the Spirit of the Lord. (II Corinthians 3:18) In order for the body of Christ to move forward, new revelations are being released unto us to help move us into that new glory. The new glory is sent from heaven above at God’s perfect hour, the opportune time to counteract the works of darkness, which will also come stronger in this hour.
In this hour I could have shared with you about judgment upon the nation, the economic breakdown, or the anti-Christ, and the list could go on. But the message enclosed is what the Holy Spirit said we needed to weather out the storms brewing on the horizon. As lost people, we all had to learn about salvation and receive it by faith so we could partake of that truth and new glory. I truly believe that many good saints have not appropriated the fullness of what our God in Heaven did for them at the Cross of Calvary. I truly believe that there are many, many of God’s good people who have not broken the curse of sorrows over their lives. In the book of Proverbs 26:2, it reads, “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” This means that an undeserved curse shall not touch you. But on the other hand if the curse is touching you, then there is a reason for it, just as the bird wanders and the swallow flies. What is a curse? A curse means any evil, injury, or simply the opposite of blessing. Some of you probably will say, “I am a child of God and under no curse, but rather under the blessing” and I certainly agree with you. My question however, is “If we are under the blessing, then why are there still many children of God shedding tears over sickness, pain, disappointment or financial problems?” I would like to share with you the revelation that the Holy Spirit brought to me by dream on how to break the curse of sorrows in our lives and quit eating the bread of tears so we can truly enter in to the true joy and enjoy abundant life.
In the book of beginnings (Genesis) we are told that the serpent beguiled Eve by eating the forbidden fruit of the tree in the garden. She, in turn, gave some of that fruit to her husband. Therefore, all of mankind came under the curse. The God of heaven was so disappointed in what they had done that He cursed the serpent above all cattle, above every beast of the field, made it crawl upon its belly and eat dust all the days of its life. Upon the woman He greatly multiplied sorrow in pregnancy. “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Genesis 3:17 He told Adam that because of his disobedience “in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.” Adam was cursed to eat the “bread of sorrows” for the rest of his days. God’s Word says that it is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late to eat that bread. (Psalm 127:2). Many good Christians are eating the bread of sorrows unnecessarily and the thief is stealing, killing, and destroying. Because of man’s disobedience, God cursed him with the bread of tears and to drink tears in great measure. “Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.” Psalm 80:5. But the hour is come that we, the body of Christ and especially “you” who are reading this message, will be delivered from eating the bread of sorrow and tears. The curse of sorrow came upon all mankind in the beginning of time. Every man born carries it until the day of his deliverance. Man looks to get rid of that curse of sorrow any way he can find in this world, with no success. This is why he turns to drugs, alcohol, and other things, hoping to drown out his sorrow and find happiness and joy. The old saying, “Wine, women, and song” is Satan’s devices of plunging man into a deeper depression and sorrow, with no hope in this world.
Man needs true joy in his life. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” Proverbs 17:22. When man has joy instead of sorrow, he will be healed and made whole and live in divine health and have a prosperous life. The first Adam plunged all of us into that death of sorrow. Jesus, our Savior, (also known as the second Adam) did not only save us at the cross, but fully delivered us at Calvary. When man constantly has sorrow in his life, then he is open to sickness, disease, and poverty to plague him daily. We can now begin to understand why some Christians are not living the abundant life. Now, there is a “good sorrow” ordained of the Lord. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” II Corinthians 7:10. Yes, Church, the sorrow of the world works death in our lives and godly sorrow always works repentance to something much, much better which is life, joy and peace in Christ Jesus called the “abundant life.” As the body of Christ, we are tired of the bread of tears; we are ready for some of that abundant life instead of the bread of sorrows.” Jesus Christ, our Lord took the “curse of the bread of sorrows” to Calvary and it was nailed to the cross forevermore. When many of us came into the revelation that sickness and disease went to Calvary, we began to appropriate it and God’s healing gift began to manifest on the earth, and heal the sick and diseased in the name of Jesus. Many got healed and then got sick again. A few kept their miracle, while yet others never got healed. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4. Church, He, (Jesus), carried our sorrow to Calvary. The curse of the bread of tears was nailed to the cross. Beloved, that curse must be individually broken over our lives with an action of faith so we can enter into unspeakable joy and blessings. If we don’t, then we will continue to eat the bread of sorrows.


Earlier in this newsletter, I shared with you that this message came to me by divine revelation in a dream. For years I have prayed with the blood-bought saints over the prayer line and many are constantly eating the bread of sorrows. There is one sister in particular I’ve ministered to for quite some time. Things would go well for a season then it was crying time again. At times it was the children, sickness hit them, the husband was acting up, and the list goes on. I have prayed with this precious sister, “Lord give her joy and happiness and lift her up out of this state.” Then, one day I had a dream. In the dream she and her children were sitting on the floor eating and crying. As they ate and chewed their food, tears were rolling down their faces. I reached out my arms to comfort the mama and her children and said, “I’m so tired of seeing you and your children crying while you eat. The Lord does not want you to cry anymore.” And on that note, I awoke out of that dream. Throughout the morning I wondered what this dream meant and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, and said, “She is under the curse of sorrows and eating the bread of tears. She needs help; the curse needs to be broken off of her. She needs to appropriate what Jesus did for her at Calvary—surely He has borne her sorrows on Calvary hill!!!” Oh, what a revelation to my soul that was! The Holy Spirit began to give me so much to share with you in this love letter. I want to tell you that Jesus wants to set you free. His word promises, “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Isaiah 35:1. He said, when the curse of the bread of sorrows is broken, many people’s deserts shall blossom as the rose. “It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing…” Isaiah 35:2. As you read this newsletter, get ready for the curse to be broken over your life, then your desert shall blossom. How? As a rose, and abundantly with joy and singing!! Yes, your parched ground shall become a pool and the thirsty land, springs of water. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with sons and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they will obtain joy and gladness and what?—Sorrow and sighing will flee away! What is going to flee? The curse of sorrow!
It is time for the church to have true joy and singing!! It says that the ransomed of the Lord will receive this blessing. Who are the ransomed of the Lord? The ransomed of the Lord – you and I – are those bought with a price. We have a promise Church—we will come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon our heads that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Romans 4:20). And we shall obtain joy and gladness as the curse is broken—sorrow has to go! Many of us have sung those words for years in our churches by faith – “The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing…” But now we will begin to see the manifestation of it. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree.” Galatians 3:13. Yes through faith, Church, we will receive the promise of the Spirit and enter into a rest. "And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.” Isaiah 14:3. I know another young man very well and he loved the Lord and served him to the best of his ability. Things would go well for awhile and he and his little family would enjoy the blessing. Then suddenly something would happen and it was crying time again. One day the Lord showed him weeds around his house, which represented the curse of the thorns and thistles. He rose up in the power of the Holy Ghost and took a chopping hoe and began to pray and chopped his own weeds. In broad daylight, unashamedly, he shouted at Satan that the curse of thorns and thistles was no longer operating over his life because of the blood of Jesus. Things began to change for the better. Just recently, he also has appropriated the breaking of the sorrows curse and the curse of divorce was also broken over him and his little wife. Oh, I’m telling you, God promised His people a Jubilee and we are going to enter in. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19. Yes, Jesus is our Jubilee!
If after reading this letter you feel that you have been under the curse of sorrow, eating the bread of tears, and although you, are a born-again Christian, then possibly you have not appropriated all that Jesus did for you at Calvary, then start praying right away breaking the curse of sorrow and tears, Jesus will hear your cry. Begin to experience joy and gladness in your life and sorrow and mourning shall flee away. Jubilee shall be yours as promised. To God Be the Glory! Thank you so much for reading this message. If you would like to make a copy or copies of this newsletter, you are welcome to do so. Make sure your copy is in it's entirety and the message should not be changed. Judgment and prophetic messages are very serious and those declaring them carry a big responsibility. Hilda Arredondo's name and her website and e-mail address should accompany this message as you print it. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us. At this point we have no representatives outside this ministry and all business for the ministry is handled by hilda arredondo, 253 Blossom Rd, Opelousas, La. 70570 (337-948-1501)