From the Heart of a Husband

September 15, 2014

Wives,
It’s time for you to begin interceding on the behalf of your husband. Intercession is not going to GOD complaining about your husband. It’s ascending into the heavenly realm to the throne room of the Lord letting God show you how He sees your husband and wanting you to pray (come into agreement with)that. You see the enemy wants you to complain and murmur about your husband such that you can’t ascend. It’s time for you to see the bigger picture about your husband, to 1) find out why the enemy is trying to come so hard after him and 2) the way GOD sees him.

Do you realize that you are very, very powerful? Do you realize the authority that you have and that you are the only one in this earth who is anointed to pray breakthroughs for your husband. Not Bishop A, Apostle B, Prophet C, Prophetess D, Pastor E, nor Elder F has more authority and power then you do to intercede on behalf of your husband. Why? Because you are bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh and joined with him Genesis 2:23, 24. You are ultimately praying for yourself. The complete total MAN is MALE + FEMALE.

Here is insight into the Power and Authority you have. Amos 3:7 says, “Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets (NKJV).” The Complete Jewish Bible says this, “Adonai, God, does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets (CJB).” If you didn’t know, you are the Prophet of your own household. God wants to reveal to you His secrets (i.e. His plan) concerning your husband and wants you to come into agreement with it. It is your agreement that put things in motion and gives God access to do the “work”.

Is it going to be easy? No. Are there going to be times in prayer where you will have to moan like you are having birth pains? Yes. Will you have to consecrate and deny yourself certain things? Yes. Is it all worth it? Yes, because your husband will be the Man that God wants him to be which is good for the whole family, since he is the head.
Therefore I encourage you to respond to the Call that the Lord is calling you to. And remember you have the Holy Spirit and the GRACE of the Lord that will help you on this next leg of your Journey with the Lord.

© 2014

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We have to be careful and not do things to please man instead of God when He elevates us to a leadership position. That was Saul’s main problem.

As Leaders we must not get ahead of God and react to situations because in our eyes, we think God is not moving fast enough or not at all. This was Saul’s problem as well.

As Leaders we must follow God’s instructions fully. God desires obedience more then sacrificing. This was also Saul’s problem.

As Leaders we must understand that our actions have a far more reaching affect then others. It can and will affect not only the people God has called us to lead, but most damaging is our immediate family (spouse and children). It can cause our children to walk a cursed life even unto death. This was also an issue that Saul had.

As Leaders we can even change or hinder the destiny of our children. This was Saul’ s problem too. The kingship of Israel should have been passed to Jonathon. Instead it went to his best friend David.

© 2014

What is Worship

May 10, 2014

Worship is the way out

It’s worship that you fight with

It’s worship that the enemy
doesn’t want you to use

It’s worship that the enemy tries to steal

It’s worship that the Lord wants

It will get you through everything you face.

It’s in worship that mysteries are revealed, where direction is made clear

It’s worship, that’s the key, the master-key, to unlock ALL doors. it shows the way of escape and safety and it defeats the enemy

Please read Psalm 95

© 2013 Anthony Gladden

Fig Tree

April 18, 2011

In the Body of Christ I have heard these words quoted often, “Fake it till you make it.” I have even heard these words spoken from across the pulpit. For a time those words didn’t bother me that much, until about 3 months ago. I was reading the Word and came across the account of the fig tree listed in Mathew 21:18-21. What really stood out to me were verses 18 and 19:

In the early dawn the next morning, as He was coming back to the city, He was hungry. And as He saw one single leafy fig tree above the roadside, He went to it but He found nothing but leaves on it [seeing that in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves]. And He said to it, Never again shall fruit grow on you! And the fig tree withered up at once. (Mat. 21: 18-19 AMP)

In this account Jesus was hungry and was looking for some nourishment. He looked and saw a leafy fig tree. One thing to know about fig trees is that when leaves appear it is a sign that it has figs. But to Jesus’ surprise there wasn’t any fruit, thus Jesus cursed the tree such that it never produced figs.

Then I thought that if we faked it till we make it then would we be as this fig tree? Would we be advertising something to the world that ultimately we didn’t have; something that was needed; something that is used to bring nourishment?

Sadly this mentality of faking it till you make it has squeezed its way into the church. This is a very dangerous mentality to have in the church. We have those in the body who are acting like they have it, but when the rubber meets the road it is discovered that they don’t. We are in a war; the battle between God’s army and satan’s. There is nothing like being on the battle field with someone who you believe has all the necessary training to fight, but when the heat is turned up you find that they don’t have what is needed. This not only puts you at risk but everyone with you too.

In scripture the fruit was needed to bring nourishment for someone (JESUS) who was hungry. There are those out there who are hungry for God and are looking for places to find some nourishment. But when they arrive at a particular fig tree (i.e. a particular part the Body of Christ) that is advertising that it has fruit and that it has the very one thing needed to cure your hunger, they find out as they got close that there was no fruit. That person is turned away in disappointment and in some cases angry. Because of this that particular part of the Body of Christ credibility is destroyed such that it won’t be able to produce fruit due to being cursed.

We also have those pretending that God has released a particular type a anointing to them and we in the Body believe them because of the leaves we see. The leaves are what I like to call patterns or personalities. Just because someone takes the microphone during prayer and screams in it doesn’t mean that their prayers are reaching the throne room of God in heaven and that He will answer their prayer over someone who is soft spoken. Just because someone can sing or in some arenas sang, doesn’t mean that demons will flee.

We must push pass the leaves and look for fruit and stop assuming that if we see leaves we will find fruit.

So what must we do?

NOT FAKE IT TILL WE MAKE IT

We have to root out all the philosophies and doctrines of the world from the Body of Christ. We have to stop pretending we have something when we know by Holy Spirit we don’t. We have to be real and say we don’t know when we don’t. We have to wait on GOD’s timing and if he wants us to have a particular anointing (i.e. fruit) let Him give it to us in HIS TIME and until then be true to ourselves and real with God and man. We can’t fake it because too many lives depend on the fruit to eat.

Also one thing to keep in the back of the mind is that Jesus will pay us a visit to see…

But each one’s work will be shown for what it is; the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire – the fire will test the quality of each one’s work. If the work someone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward; if it is burned up, he will have to bear the loss: he will still escape with his life, but it will be like escaping through a fire. (1 Corinthians 3:13 – 15 CJB)

Welcome!!!!

February 20, 2011

Welcome to the Apostle’s Pen Blog!!!

This Blog was created to release the Apostolic Mantle by fulfilling Ephesians 4:12-13, which states:

His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.” (AMP)

Absolute Zero

February 20, 2011

Sometimes we have a tendency that when we receive a breakthrough from God or an answered prayer to slack off or “pull up” a little bit. Then after a while we find ourselves in a place that we can tell something is wrong but can’t put our finger on it. Then it would progress such that it seems that we are in a free fall and you don’t know how to get out of it. Then you question yourself asking, “How did I get here?”

It is in the slacking or pulling up, thinking we can take a breather or break, that tares can be planted unknowingly such that we end up back at that same question, “How did I get here?” I was at this point asking God this very same question and He spoke just two words to me…

Absolute Zero

So I looked up these two words in Webster’s Online Dictionary and this is what I found:

Absolute: free or relatively free from mixture: pure

Zero: the arithmetical symbol 0 or ø denoting the absence of all magnitude or quantity; a state of total absence or neutrality

God desires us to be at Absolute Zero, meaning that we are pure and absence of all magnitude or quantity. It’s called Bride of Christ without spot or blemish.

When you look at Zero from an arithmetical point of view you can have a sequence of numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) but, between 0 and 1 there is another sequence of numbers (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, etc.) By default our human nature lives in the realm of the first sequence of numbers and that’s all it can comprehend. God operates in the second sequence. I equate the first number sequence as our outward appearance and the second as our heart. The biblical example of this can be found in the anointing of David as King over Israel in 1 Samuel Chapter 16. We find that Samuel thought that God was going to anoint Eliab as King, but God had another plan.

1 Samuel 16:7 says, But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. (AMP)

So there can be times when we think we are or someone else is on Zero but it is not absolute. It is 0.1 or 0.01, or even 0.001. It is at this 0.* that we find that as believers tares can be sown in our lives and we don’t know it until it is too late. So how can we find out and maintain Absolute Zero? The answer can be found in the Word of God. God took me to the book of Mathew chapter 7.

Mathew 7:7-8 says,Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” (AMP, bold emphases added by me)

When we receive a breakthrough from God or an answered prayer, we shouldn’t take that time to slack off or “pull up” a little bit, but we should keep on asking, seeking, and knocking. It is by doing this that we can stay at Absolute Zero and not give the enemy any room to sow tares into our lives.

After God shared this with me I had to repent for all the times that I slacked off or pulled up. And I have resolved that I will stay on Mat. 7:7-8 because that is the only way that I can guarantee that I am at and maintaining absolute zero.  My prayer is that you too have resolved to live at Absolute Zero.