If you are just learning torah for the education and not growing and transforming yourself, you are not really learning torah. Bonnie Cohen
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. Genesis 28:19
And he called the name of that place House of GOD: but the name of that city was called ‘Light’ at the first. Genesis 28:19
A few questions have come up regarding “getting into a place where the anointing dwells”.
You have to create a place for the anointing, or allow to designate one.
Is there one place in your home that you can dedicate to the Presence of GOD? I have a friend who had a nice size walk in closet for her and her husband’s use and that actually became her prayer closet! (I hope she post a comment on this blog so that everyone will know how sincere I am being).
Laura adorned her closet with comfy pillows against one wall of the closet, underneath her dresses. She had a pad of blankets on the floor, with her bibles and books and I think I remember a CD player for praise and worship music.
She owned a beautiful 4 bedroom home, with plenty of nooks and cranny’s, but her personal prayer retreat became the closet, and she could be in there for hours.
In one home I had the coziest little bathroom. There were 2 baths and just me, so the guest bath became a place of solitude. I loved the position and placement of the room, the windows, the view, the tile and molding. It was actually all quite nice. It felt like a luxury bath/suana at a really nice hotel. I owned a sofa that used to be positioned at the end of my bed. It was made of pine wood (a nice aroma) and I always filled it with nice sized, soft pillows and moved it to my spa like bathroom at that time. I could be in there for hours praying.
Another time, I fell head over heels for a little bench at a Presidential Museum, in the garden area. It was so secluded, hidden away in a nice little corner where few visitors ever walked. I used to go there, when I wanted an outdoors garden atmosphere that my concrete garden condo never provided.
I’ve chosen private-never ever used balconies, private prayer walks along a selective path at a dedicated time each day.
These days, I hide away in my bedroom–the compfiest place of all- ever! Where I’m surround by all my books and pillows and comfortable blankets, in a room that captures the sun and blocks all the outside noise.
I have another friend, that owns a business where she sees patients on a private individual basis. There are no other people present during their appointments. Because of the secluded, one on one nature of my friends business, her place also doubles as a place of prayer in between appointments. The decor is meticulous, from the pleasant aromas, the 5 star personal service, you feel special, cared for and it is like, you are the only person in the world that matters.
Her customers refuse to leave the place and will stretch out their time in her spa for 2-3- 4 hours if she does not stop them. (Next customer is coming folks!)
Iv’e had special places –my own personal possessions–at the beach for the occasional emergency- this needs to happen today by any means necessary– kind of places for prayer!
Which, miraculously, always seems to be cleared of people whenever I HAD to get there for a personal emergency discussion with GOD. This is my bursting down the door, kung fu fighting anyone who dares try to stop me- I MUST SEE THE KING–kind of appointment– A Divine Appointment with GOD – My MOED- on whatever day of the week it is required!
GOD ALWAYS Answers me at the Beach! It’s a special agreement that we have.
What do all of these places have in common?
Seclusion, privacy, peace and tranquility. Customized atmospheres. Minimal foot traffic, if any. Each dedicated to a specific, controlled use. Clean, organized, inviting, no tv’s, no radios, no internet, no outside noise, no common usage whatsoever. No confusion, no arguments, no bad/profane language, not even a secular book of any kind.
Pleasant and peaceful colors, scented candles, no common or profane conversations or communications… silence, selective communication or only prayer, praise and worship.
Find a place, that you can dedicate to the anointing as if it was the temple itself. Once it was my living room, because no one in the house ever spent time there. I guess it was for decoration purposes only, until it became a place for the anointing. Then everyone just wanted to sit in it. I had to redirect them to other places of interest! (This is not for you, people!). I said that with love, of course. 🙂
Take your best, whatever you have and place it there for the King. Even if it’s only you and your bible. Make the place your own. When Heaven sees you at The Place, the Heavenly Court will recognize your intentions, and all of Heaven will come down and grace you with the anointing.
This becomes your secret place. The place where GOD will meet you, there. It could be library (some have an adorable quiet, unadulterated atmosphere). It could be a broom closet in your home. It just has to be set apart for the anointing.
The more consecrated, dedicated time you spend there in love and thanksgiving (just sheer appreciation and dedication), the more you will see of the Presence of GOD. The more you pray, praise and worship there, the more you will come into contact with the Power of GOD.
This place can become so powerful that people who don’t know GOD, will feel the Presence of GOD. Company will start to confess things that you did not even ask or want to know. People will welcome prayer, be moved to tears, people will want to stay, people that curse will stop. It’s amazing what you shall behold in this place!
Find Your Special Place at the Beach, the Bathroom, the Balcony, the Garage, the Closet, the Garden… Find Your Place!
Pick a place and just make it The Place… Make wherever you are The Place!
I can be nicely laid out, but it doesn’t have to be. Plain is absolutely beautiful and GOD will reside with plain. It’s certainly His Favorite place. God just wants to be in the company of His most personal “treasured’ possession… You!
So the next time, when the angels see you headed for the beach… they will just turn toward the direction of where ever your enemies are located, and say,
“We Got This!”
It’s called the The Place of GOD’s Presence…
And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord: Genesis 19:27
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. Genesis 22:3
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. Genesis 22:4
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Genesis 22:9
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. Genesis 28:11
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: Deut. 12:5
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Teachings Notes From September 1, 2020 – Preparation for Rosh Hashanah. Prelude to Rosh Hashanah, Part by Rev. Y Malveaux
There are a number of ways to maximize the anointing in your life. Simple and straightforward to explain, yet difficult to accomplish without a strong commitment to self-discipline.
For anyone that wants to increase the anointing over their life, they will have to equally increase their determination to die to self.
And therein lies the rub…
For those who have been in my classes, you will have heard me speak often of my bootcamp training days in the anointing (which really never stops). The biggest challenge for me was “not kicking against the pricks.” Of course, dying to self is the critical first step we all must accept, in order to place ourselves in a position to walk in the anointing.
The Yoke Shall Be Destroyed Because of The Anointing… Isaiah 10:27
I would think that most of our Pastors have labored to teach us the meaning of Isaiah’s message—learning to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I’m fortunate enough to have had a grandfather who owned a farm, and I can remember him caring for the animals. Leading his ox by the plow took minimal strength from my grandfather, because his ox was so adapted to the work, he practically led himself.
Obedience is a fundamental standard for qualification.
It was only when I relinquished the reigns, that the anointing was able to flow in my life. In fact, this particular spiritual character flaw is the gage I use to assess whether or not I am resisting the WORD. Being willful and resisting instruction will cause us to miss out completely on what GOD is doing.
When I see my flesh getting in the way, I just stop and obey… I simply do, whatever it is I’m trying to resist doing. When I’m paying close attention, I can catch myself and stop myself from engaging in small infractions… which in turn, prevent disobedience from escalating.
Walking in the anointing means not resisting the small directional adjustments the LORD wants to make in our walk.
Quickly Repent and Keep Moving Forward…
We each know when we are being willful, headstrong, defiant, difficult, etc. Just stop. Ask GOD for a better way. We each know enough of GOD’s Word, in order to be able to respond in a more excellent way, or at the very least, recognize the type of behavior that displeases GOD and stop.
Whenever we do what is personally difficult, but spiritually better for us and another person, that’s a small adjustment worthy of our time to make, in which we can then give honor GOD. In taking this simple small step in dying to self, you will protect the anointing on your life and on the lives of others.
Our Primary Objective, is Not to Grieve the Spirit of GOD.
Our relationship with GOD becomes the principle thing. What are we willing to do to please GOD and to preserve the flow of the anointing in our lives?
GOD calls those who serve Him, His personal possession (Ex 30:31 KJV).
Have you set yourself aside for His personal use? This would mean that we use all of our GOD given talents and abilities for Kingdom purposes.
How can you serve the Kingdom of Heaven and lift the level of holiness?
Both our strengths and our weaknesses can be used for Heavens purpose. Our strengths can be used to advance the Kingdom of Heaven, our weaknesses will help us to rely on the Spirit of GOD.
Just a few more small measures we can take, to draw closer to GOD.
MOVING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH…
It was 40 days journey from the brook Cherith to Mt. Horeb, when Elijah traveled there and lodged in a cave, when the word of the LORD came to him there… (1 Kings 17)
This prophetic prayer journey during Elul, will require 30 days to Rosh Hashanah- The Biblical New Year!
Our journey in prayer can be just as arduous in the spirit, as it was in the natural for Elijah, to arrive before GOD, in a place where we are believing to hear GOD’s Voice, clearer and sharper and better than ever before!
Today, we are reading and proclaiming Psalms 84-90 – August 26, 2020
Today, Dear LORD we stand before you longing to be in Your Tabernacles… to be once more in the Divine Courts of Our LORD.
Blessed are your beloved children – whose strength is in thee, and in their hearts are written Your Ways.
All that weep and long for you have been given to me in prayer, their tears you have collected in a well, in Baca, the valley of tears. Tears that were created in all their dry places, You will exchange these tears for rain.
We journey toward You in Elul, the Month of the search, until we reach you in the heights of Heaven by your Holy New Year. Each prayer draws us closer, higher heights, where we shall spend days rejoicing in Your Courts. Days that will be better to us than a thousand years!, for we are the Doorkeepers in the House of Our GOD.
Through his prayers, David taught us that You are our Sun and our Shield. He told us that, “There is no good thing will you withhold from those that walk uprightly.” Each day, may our prayers teach us, correct us, lead us and uphold us in our walk.
We have purposed in our hearts and declared with our mouth, that we will not dwell in the tents of wickedness… We are turned, and headed for the tents of torah.
We cry out for the Living GOD.
Blessed are those that cry out for you! Lavish our prayers for your people, all those that you have entrusted to us in prayer, favor them with blessings, abundance, protection and wisdom in their land.
Restore us, from every dry place where we are captive, open our eyes to the places where we have made camp in our captivity… shake us up LORD, in the places where we have become comfortable, entangled with familiar spirits, loose us LORD to see and to hear your call.
Fill our mouths with Your Words. Make us to hear, even the children you anoint to speak wisdom in our ears, cause their words to ride upon the frequency of Your Voice, turn us Oh, LORD toward Your rivers of Living Water. Salvation is of the LORD.
Behold! We stand at the door and knock! Our heads dripping with dew, our clothes damp with the dew of Heaven. We shall be relentless in our prayers LORD. We shall give you no rest, until we see the performance of our prayers upon every friend, neighbor, loved one, friends, friend that we have taken up in the cover of our prayers.
We ask LORD, for their treasures to be released to them on earth. May they each be open to receiving the Desires of Your Heart for them. May their prayers gather all of the Good Gifts that You have ordained for them. May they claim their gifts and callings, and pursue walking in them, wholeheartedly, earnestly, faithfully, with consecration and heartfelt devotion.
May our prayers united, allow us all to pass through Our LORD and King’s territory, safely. Every obstacle and hinderance removed. Their papers are in order and their documents approved by the King of Glory, witnessed by the Heavenly Court, signed by the Hand of GOD and delivered to all the provinces…
We dispatch Heavenly Chariots to escort each one through the Kings forest, we hold each one in prayer until they arrive at their divine appointment. We see angles round about them, in every place the sole of their foot shall tread.
To every issue and concern, every problem or situation that arise in their path, we declare they shall meet every obstacle with the pages of scripture.. they shall look on the biblical calendar and note the date that GOD has given them the victory!
Their lives shall be a triumphant, their accomplishments recorded in Heaven. Only the wise in heart shall know of them. Only the humble are allowed to see your prophets passing by. We thank GOD for every one of these lives we hold up in prayer! They are the Goodness of GOD to us!
7 You have shown us Your Mercy LORD< You have granted us they salvation.
8 We will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints: and we will not turn to folly again.
9 Your salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our lands.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the Lord has given that which is good; and our lands are yielding the increase.
13 May our righteousness travel before Him, as we run before Our LORD, and stand the watch and pray; May our consecration in prayer set us in the way of His steps.
The LORD Our GOD, never withholds a good thing from us!
Note: 85:13- it was customary to honor the King by running before his chariot (1 Kings 1:5, 1 Kings 18:46, 1 Sam 8:11, 2 Sam 15:1)
MAY GOD ALWAYS FIND YOU DWELLING IN YOUR TENT!
Ever wonder how Adam spent his day in the Garden of Eden?
After the sin of Adam, he had to work the ground and prepare his own food. The garden, as they are still able to do, supplied his food. Imagine eating from the purest and most luscious of fruits. It had to be pretty awesome indeed!
We know his assignment in the garden was to “dress it and keep it” Genesis 2:15. We’ve talked about this before, but a question came up that I wanted to take time to review.
I mentioned that Adam was not required to prune or rake, etc. The trees grew on their own, pretty much like they do today. The Midrash teaches, something we might have missed, reminding us that a river went forth from Eden to water it (Gen 2:10), so no need to irrigate the garden.
What was the work that Adam had to do then?
Adam had to occupy himself with something that we don’t readily consider, but something that the scriptures often reminds us to do. “Meditate, day and night, in the study of Torah”
Adam had complete access to the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden. The Tree of life is the symbol of Torah.
Proverbs 3:18. She is a tree of life to those who grasp her, and whoever holds on to her is happy.
Adams work, was Labor in Torah.
Do you recall the scriptures teaching that, “ Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” Genesis 25: 27
Dwelling in tents, is a Hebrew Idiom for studying the Torah.
Genesis 9:27 tells us, “GOD shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant”.
During this season, there are some Like you, who choose to dwell in their tents… which continues to this day to be an act of faith.
Jacob dwelled in his tent, studying Torah, like Abraham and Isaac before him. He chose to stay focused on the promises of GOD.
The Feast of Tabernacles is around the corner. A celebration of dwelling in the tents as a nation, and a commandment of GOD. LEV 23:42-43. “You shall dwell in booths for 7 Days”.
Remember when GOD dwelled among all of Israel, in the center of the camp when they we in the wilderness?
Jesus is the Master Rabbi, the Son of the Living GOD. He dwells in the Torah and that’s where we still find Him and GOD The Father.
Adam knew he did not have to plant fields and reap crops. The Torah fed his soul and nurtured him spiritually.
It’s the spiritual food we need more than anything today with water that will cause us to never thirst again.
May GOD Always find us Dwelling in the Tent!
Like we are doing now!
Additional Ref: Hebrews 11:9, 1 Kings 9:3, Zech 14:16,
–For EVERYONE That Ran A Good Race And Are At Ease…
BENEATH THE THRONE OF GLORY.
“There is an important reason that saints are likened to the stars. The sages teach that the righteous do not die; even after death they are considered alive. They still live, since their souls are beneath GOD’s Throne of Glory (Kissey ha-kavod). In this respect, they are like the stars. Although the stars are invisible by day, they exist in their place. It is we who cannot see them, because of the illumination of the sky. The same is true of the righteous, they exist after their death, but we cannot see them because of our sins. Still, the righteous remain in their place.
Just as it is impossible to see the light of the stars by day, it is impossible to see the greatness of saints in this world. It is only recognizable after they die. The sages therefore say, “Saints are greater after their death than they are in this life.”
Excerpt from MeAm Lo’ez by Rabbi Yaakov Culi, Book 4 Israel in Egypt –A torahisteaching 2021 Book Club Recommendation
REFERENCE: Prayer Schedule: Our 29 Day Banquet of Prayer ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY!
HIGHLIGHTING PSALM 63 KJV
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God will glory in him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.