Pastor Lauries Blog
In This Blog I endeaver to share the nuggets have received from time spent communing with the lord
Too Dry, Too Cold, Too Hot
The Bible says it’s better to be hot spiritually rather than cold. Rev. 3:15
What I am discussing in this blog is different than the description in this scripture.
This blog relates to the spiritual and emotional atmospheres or climate around us that can impact our vitality in the kingdom of God. I want to examine how the spiritual climate, can parallel the natural climate. It can effect people, animals and even the environment. Jesus would contrast the kingdom of God to the natural realm many times in His teachings. Matt. 13: 44 & 47.
I also want to discuss how the “rest” of God, and the
"ways" of God in the Spirit, can bring healing to these three conditions.
1 Too Dry - (Spiritual drought due to religious works of the flesh) When it’s too dry, we need the rain of the Holy Spirit to refresh and revive what’s dormant inside of us.
2 Too Cold - (Spiritual coldness due to lack of love) When it’s too cold, we need the fire of the Holy Spirit to revitalize our love for God and others. We need the Holy Spirit’s Fire to thaw out the frozen stasis that the body of Christ has been in. (Like the frozen lizards falling from the trees in Florida this year)
3 Too Hot- (Spiritually being overheated and overcharged with the cares of life) When it’s too hot, we need the wind and the rain of the Holy Spirit to energize us. We need to REST in the presence of God in order to restore our over heated souls. Psalm 23. We need the refreshing rain of the Holy Spirit to heal our parched body and revive our energy.
We slow down in the natural realm when it’s too dry, too cold, or too Hot. The same is true in the spiritual realm as well.
May we receive the perfect balance of the power of the Holy Spirit, hearing and obeying the anointed Word of God, and His divine rest, to receive major breakthroughs of; healing, restoration and abundance in these three areas of our lives this year.
Too Dry -
It’s a known fact that when our bodies are dehydrated from not enough water, they slow down to reserve fluids. It’s a built in survival mechanism that God has created within the systems of our body.
It’s also a known fact that in every desert there are dormant seeds that have survived for millennia. As soon as refreshing rains hit those deserts, the seeds suddenly come back to life and burst forth into bloom.
Definition of stasis - a state of inactivity or equilibrium. A slow down of body fluids and blood.
This definition came to life this year with lizards in Florida falling from trees when the temperature dropped. Many thought the lizards were dead, but in reality were just in a frozen state of stasis in order to survive the cold blast. As soon as the temperature warmed up, they suddenly came back to life!
I believe this to be an amazing analogy in the body of Christ as well. When the fire of the Holy Spirit begins to increase in our lives, many will suddenly come back from the proverbial “dead”!
Too Hot -
During what’s called the “dog days of summer” the weather becomes hazy hot, and humid. It seems that all movement outside tends to slow down to reserve fluids. This again is to preserve life.
In some hot weather countries, and European countries during the summer, workers actually take siestas (nap) in the middle of the day.
The Spanish word siesta means nap and came from the Latin word hora sexta. Meaning the sixth hour. During the warmest parts
Of the day, many in Europe close down their shops for a midday meal and rest. This is usually done during the hottest hours of the day, and can last from two to three hours. This allows energy to be restored for greater creativity and health.
Many still practice this during the colder months for family time and eating fuller meals in the afternoon. It was used for not only bonding during the family meal time, but allowed for digesting the fuller meals.
Wikipedia states, “that the siesta habit has resulted in a 37 percent reduction in coronary mortality, possibly due to reduced cardiovascular stress mediated by daytime sleep.”
Knowing these facts can help us better appreciate the supernatural “rest” the Lord has called the Body of Christ into.
During seasons of slow down, we need to receive the Rest of God, the Ways of God and the Word of the Lord in any given situation, in order to restore and revive our souls.
How does being a doer of the Word bring rest to our bodies and souls? -
One of the ways we can be a doer of the Word of God is by the action of praying in the Spirit or praying in tongues. There is no more perfect language than the language of our Father in revitalizing our body.
When we come together corporately and pray in the Spirit we tap into a limitless reservoir of refreshing which brings strength from the Father, through the Holy Spirit.
This is why the enemy always tries to shut down prayer in tongues within the body of Christ.
Isaiah 28:11 - 12- For with stammering lips and another tongue, He (God) will speak to this people, 12 To whom He said, “This is the REST with which You may cause the weary to REST,” and, “This is the REFRESHING”;
Yet the would not HEAR.
Definition of weary
: exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness
• : expressing or characteristic of weariness a weary sign
• : having one's patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted —used with of soon grew weary of waiting
We are to labor to enter God’s rest this year -
Hebrews 3:7 - 11 - Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says;
1 Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the wilderness,
2 Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, and saw My works forty years.
3 Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, “They always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways.”
4 So I swore in My wrath, “They shall not enter My REST.”
Hebrews 4:1 - Therefore since a promise remains of entering His REST, let us fear (reverence the Lord in this) lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Hebrews 3:19- So we see that they (Israel in the wilderness) could not enter in (to the REST of God) because of UNBELIEF.
Hebrews 4: 3- For we who have believed (have faith) do enter that REST,
So the REST of God is the evidence of being in faith towards God, knowing His ways, trusting Him with all our heart, and obeying His word.
Other keys to healing these three areas, is to watch what we hear and say -
We must hear from heaven this year. We must watch our words in order to say what God is saying in a given situation. This gives the angels something to work with on our behalf.
All of this requires a sincere love relationship with our Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit. There are no formulated short cuts for anyone!
John 5: 19 - Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son of man can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
Every time we say something, ask ourselves if that is the reality that we want this year? The power of life and death is in the tongue. We will eat the fruit of our lips, either good or bad!
So we need to declare what the word says over our lives this year. Not our symptoms, not our soulish feelings, not what we see in the natural realm.
May the Lord increase us and our children more and more this year. Ps. 115:14
May we receive the rain, fire and wind of the Holy Spirit this year in greater measure to bring total healing to the body of Christ.
May we be healed from
spiritual drought (too dry due to religious works), spiritual coldness (too cold due to lack of love), and being spiritually overheated (too hot from being overcharged with the cares of life)