2011: A Supernatural Setup – by Joni Ames

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2011: A Supernatural Setup
by Joni Ames
 
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Dear Friends,
 
As we look ahead towards 2011 and beyond, most realize that the times we are in are precarious. Truly, it is a time of a “supernatural setup,” when the winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing across the land, preparing the way of the Lord.
 
Most likely we are in the time period that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24:8, “the beginning of sorrows.” – A time when “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. When there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” (v. 7). It’s a time when things will be rough throughout the earth, not just our nation. How can we possibly keep our minds and hearts in proper perspective when so much is going on?
 
First of all, we must have a sure foundation by being in right relationship with our God. That’s why the Word says, “You will keep him in perfect peace Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” (Is. 26:3)
 
2 Samuel 22:31 AND Psalm 18:30 both tell us, “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” What a neat word-picture! HE is our shield of protection! Isn’t that awesome?! He stands in between us and the enemy, as a shield, to protect us from harm! How cool is that?!
 
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THE NUMBER 11 in 2011
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What does the number 2011 mean?
 
The number 20 stands for redemption. The number 2000 signifies “crossing into the Promised Land.”
 
In researching the number 11, there are a variety of perspectives. The world considers “11” to be a “magical” or “lucky” number. In researching Christian interpretations (from the Bible), the meanings are quite opposite and include: imperfection, disorganization, chaos, and the Judas (betrayal) spirit. Because Judas betrayed Jesus, those things existed, and there were 11 apostles left, rather than 12. Now, the “good” side of something like that is, we know who our true friend(s) and who the betrayer(s) are. So 11 also brings about cleansing and truth, and prepares the way for 12, which is God’s divine government.
 
Many have already begun to experience this with having gone through betrayals of sorts in the past year or so. The good part about it is that the end result of getting rid of the betrayer(s) is that you are left with the “Gideon’s Army.” – A group of people who are with you, for you, and able to help take the land.
 
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A TIME FOR “SUDDENLIES” & “REAL TIME” WORDS
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We are stepping into a time of “suddenlies” for God’s people. A “fullness of time” that will bring forth the manifestation of the fruit of obeying Him. Or (and this can be scary) the fruit of NOT obeying Him! He says in Ezekiel 12:28: “Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord God.’ “
 
Many who have gotten weary in well doing will soon find themselves revived and in the thick of all that God has promised and is doing in the earth today. Just as there is a “fullness of time” that must take place in the process of birthing a child, so also it is with the birthing of God’s promises. And “due season” arrives, just as promised!
 
Those who have continued to be disobedient to the Lord will receive fruit of a different kind. But, prayerfully, that will lead to their repentance and obedience up ahead. Who the Lord loves, He corrects! (Prov. 3:12)
 
Many prophetic words given in this time and season will be “real time.” – Coming forth as they are spoken. – Just as the promise that is given in Amos 9:13, the plowman will overtake the reaper.
 
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NEED THAT “FIRST LOVE” FIRE REKINDLED IN YOUR HEART?
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Some have been experiencing a sense of loneliness, hopelessness, lack of direction, and even as if they have missed out on what they were to have walked in and experienced. It’s a lie from the pit!!
 
“You know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.” (Joshua 23:14)
 
Hear the Word of the Lord and let your heart be rekindled to your first love!:
 
‘Hear the word of the Lord in Ezekiel 20:47: “Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree and every dry tree in you; the blazing flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be scorched by it.”
 
In the midst of all the darkness, God promises that we will be lights that shine for Him. Is. 60:1 & 2 says that, although great darkness will cover the earth, HIS light and glory will rise and shine upon us! – So, “Rise and shine!!!”
 
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GETTING THE LEAVEN OUT
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A few years back, someone came to me asking what it means when you continue to be drawn to see 11:11 on the clock or in other places. I had no insight about it at the time. Then one night I had an experience in the Lord where I saw Jesus in the modern day church, grabbing and throwing things out of it as He did in the early church. I heard and felt the passion in His voice as He passionately said, “The Leaven! The Leaven! It’s time to get the Leaven out!”
 
It was a play on words, but I researched it and got the message….
 
Leaven is a sweetening and puffing up agent put into bread to make it more “fluffy,” “pretty,” and “tasty.” – The modern church often puts its own form of “leaven” into the Word of God (Bread of Life) within a message in order to be more “seeker friendly,” “tasty,” and popular. What happens is that, rather than being the powerful tool it is in raw form, the “leaven” that is added to make it more “palatable” makes the word of God of no effect.
 
“You make the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”(Mark 7:13)
 
We need to get back to the true, unleavened, “Hot” Bread of Life, and we will see the power of God manifest brightly.
 
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THE WORD OF GOD
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“The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
 
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” (2 Tim 3:16)
 
If we are going through a “low” period and lack in faith, that will change if we take in more of the Word. Why? Because, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
 
Jesus, Himself, is the Word of God. Therefore, the more of the Word we get into us, the more of Jesus and His Power we have in us!:
 
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and WAS God.” (John 1:1) and then dwelt among us in the form of Jesus Christ. (John 1:14) – He IS the Word!
 
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. (Rev. 19:13)
 
Because the Word is alive – it works in us!:
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
 
“The word of God is not chained.” (2 Timothy 2:9)
 
When we speak the true, hot, unleavened Word, it spreads and is effective to bringing in the lost and causing those in the ministry to be obedient and faithful:
 
“Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.” (Acts 6:7)
 
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BE ESTABLISHED IN YOUR VISION
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“Without a vision, the people perish.” (Prov. 29:18)
 
With all that’s up ahead, we must have our vision firmly established so that we can say, “This too shall pass, and I’m going on towards the goal!”
 
The Scriptures tell us that it’s important to write down and be accountable for the vision God has gives to us:

 

“Write the vision and make it plain (so that) they may run who read it.” (Habakuk 2:2-4)
 
Those who write down their goals will achieve them. Those who do not, will not. As we are accountable for the vision the Lord has given us, we can do as the Word instructs, forgetting the past, and “Pressing on towards the mark of the prize of our high calling.” (Phillippians 3:13 & 14)
 
I encourage you to pull up a goal setting chart on line and begin to map out 20 to 30 years up ahead. There is something about actually writing it down and having it on paper that gives us hope and makes us accountable to it. Pressing towards a vision also causes us to have the strength we need to make it through the difficult times.
 
So take this time to gather your dreams, goals, bucket list, and other hopes together and write them down. Next, plug in the date that you hope to accomplish each one. Then….go for it! 
 
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NATURAL & UN-NATURAL PHENOMENA
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Watch out for both natural and un-natural phenomena. The Bible tells us we will see them in these times.
 
Phenomena: extraordinary fact, occurrence, or circumstance that can be observed 
 
Jesus warns us of these things occurring and reminds us that, if possible, even the very elect could be deceived because of them. So we must be rooted and grounded in the word and discerning.
 
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 CRY OUT FOR DISCERNMENT
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Because of the fact that there will be lying signs and wonders in the earth, it’s important for us to have and use discernment. No one “wants” to be deceived. But deception causes one to think that they are not deceived! We must do as it says in Prov. and “Cry out for discernment.”
 
(3) if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, (4) If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; (5) Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. (6) For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; (7) He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; (8) He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. (9) Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path. (10) When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, (11) Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, (12) To deliver you from the way of evil,.. (Proverbs 2:3-12)
 
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 GUARD YOUR MIND & HEART
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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
 
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Romans 12:2)
 
It’s so important to guard and renew our hearts and minds in this time and season, and not give the enemy any opening to get in and try to convince us to entertain or play with thoughts he would want to plant. 
 
Several people I know have had some serious emotional breakdowns this year, a. It’s no joke. The enemy is like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Don’t let that be you!
 
Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Don’t entertain spirits of self pity, depression, suicide, or any such. Do as I always told my children – tell those spirits “NO and GO!”
 
“Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:5-6)  
 
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DON’T SECOND GUESS YOURSELF OR GOD
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If you have done all of this, then don’t second guess yourself or the voice of the Lord. You are one of His Sheep and you DO know His voice! Know that He DOES love you, and has GOOD plans for you! (Jer. 29:11)Trust Him!
 
(5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; (6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Prov 3:5-6)
 
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 PRAYER
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In closing, I pray this prayer from the Scriptures for you:
 
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)
 
Many Blessings,
Joni Ames
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This Christmas by Joni Ames

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This Christmas
A poem by Joni Ames

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On that first Christmas Day, He came,
A babe inside the hay,
A star above, the only sign
To show the world the way

On that first Christmas, just a few
Knew Jesus Christ was born
And only some beheld His face
That first bright Christmas morn

On that first Christmas night He lay
At the mercy of the world
Rejected from the very start
As His life was unfurled

His parents had to flee with Him
And find a place to hide
Where He would not be found and killed
Though many people tried

But now He’s not a little babe
Wrapped, hidden, in the hay
He’s risen up as King of Kings
To show the world the way

He isn’t in a stable, dark,
Where no one else can see
He’s risen to the throne of God
Where He was meant to be

He doesn’t seek the world’s grace
They kneel at His Name
And everywhere, because He lives,
The world is not the same

This Christmas He is not a child
Who seeks your mercies, fair,
But He is Lord of all the Earth
His grace, with you, to share

He doesn’t run from anyone
Nor play their silly games
For even Satan has to bow
At the mention of His Name

This Christmas, take Him from the hay
And place Him on YOUR throne
For He’s King of Kings, and Lord of Lords
So crown Him as YOUR OWN

Soon He’ll break the Eastern Sky
Returning for His Bride
And all who still turn Him away
Will have no place to hide

Care enough to give the best
To family and friends
Give to them the Good News now
Of life that never ends

Show them there’s a better way
Not mapped by any man
Let them know they have a choice
To live Salvation’s Plan

Jesus Christ WAS once that child –
But let the good news ring! –
THIS Christmas, let the whole world know –
HE REIGNS AS LORD AND KING!!!
 

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God’s Plans for you are GOOD! (Jer. 29:11)

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Many Blessings,
 

Joni Ames


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