John Knox
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  I have published 649 blogs and 3,208 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Oct 18 2017 02:29:16am

 I currently live in: New Zealand.
 About John Knox

a bond-slave of Christ who has been called to this site by the Holy Spirit to minister as directed

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Finding Rest In God
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I had a bad night last night as I seemed to be awake most of the night unable to rest and go to sleep. I am sure that I am not alone with this dilemma. But thankfully this does not happen to me often but when it does I tend to worry. As I lay there in bed, with the darkness closing in around me and my mind going through all the 'what ifs.' What if I cannot go to sleep. What if there is something wrong with me. What if I cannot function in the morning. As I lay there desperately hoping to go to sleep it came to me; is this the kind of faith and trust that God expects of his children? The answer that came to me is probably not, for although I said that I trusted in God to see me through I was not at peace. As these thoughts filtered through into my heart I was made aware by the Holy......
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Battle strategy bullet points
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With many attacks from the enemy coming against me in these last few days and knowing that all saints are under warfare I was reminded of our battle strategy / At the first dart, immediately go on the attack; attack, attack and attack until the enemy flees. Do not hesitate till a better opportunity. Do not give the devil an inch. 2/ Use every weapon at our disposal for the weapons of righteousness we have is not carnal but spiritual for the pulling down of strongholds. 3/ Stand on the word of God and wield your sword even if you arm feels heavy and your eyes go weary, enlisting other warriors if the battle goes on. 4/ Never take your armour off; contrary to popular opinion the solders of Christ sleep with their armour on. 5/ Cover all openings/doorways in your home with the sprinkled......
Time to this falsehood into touch
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Or Is Faith essential for supernatural healing? Jesus came to give us eternal life; this is undisputed among Christians. The well loved and often quoted John 3:16 makes this plain. But what constitutes eternal life? For a section of the church this means a passport to the gates of heaven. Meaning, nothing changes as they go on as before, but they have the right to enter heaven. Other believers in Christendom see eternal life as ‘fullness of life’ here on earth. John 10:10. They use terms like ‘heaven on earth.’ All the blessings of the God head are for us right now. They equate this with prosperity, healing, successful relationships and a career. If a disciple does not have these attributes they teach one to ‘name and claim’ the promises. If such an......
My shortest blog i have ever blogged
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We speak of Jesus returning and it is correct that we long, seek and pray for his return. But with our focus on his coming in the clouds our focus is being misplaced and misdirected as I see it. Before Jesus comes to take us home I strongly believe that there are three stages of the parouisa. First Jesus needs to come to us. Secondly he needs to come through us. Finally he will come for us. There is more work that the Holy Spirit needs to accomplsh before the grand retun home. Are we open to the Spirits calling and movements? I pray that we are not locked into a thought pattern that is not from the Holy Spirit, for the enemy can easily move our focus and thoughts away from Gods prophetic word....
The spirit and anointing of issachar
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The nations are in an uproar at present, particularly the USA; along the east coast hurricanes, the south over run by floods and the west on fire. How we react to these earth groaning signs indicates I believe the level of maturity we have in the Lord. For many the wrecking ball like chaos spells disaster as we re being over run by the forces of evil. More so when you factor in the terrible un reasonable tragedy in Los Vegas. Others will see these natural disasters as the hands of Gods judgement upon America and will come up with gross sinful attitudes in each of these areas. One can not but notice that there are no happenings, as far as I understand in the northern states. What this means, if there is a meaning here, I am not clear on. But notice the time schedule of these events: first......
Walking it out
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I hear the Holy Spirit whispering to me that he encourages us to walk through your valley of shadows. Do not camp in your valley of misery for this is a walk that you need to complete with my staff and rod in your hand. Today is the day of one more step; today is the day to let your net down on the other side. Today is the day to refocus and press on walking step by step, for the Lord will guard your pathway. His light will be you comfort, joy and strength. Today the waters are being stirred by the angel of hope and who so ever wishes to go into the pool will embrace the presence of the Lord of Hosts. One more step looking unto Jesus the one who has gone before and opened up a new and living way for us to walk in. I hear the Holy Spirit saying do not become room mates with your misery;......
The chariots of fire have given us the courage
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Lately the fury of the enemy has come against me in ever increasing waves of a troublesome disruptive nature against my health. At first I was unaware of the demonic sprit behind this asthma like symptoms and stomach cramps. But in the goodness of time and favour of the Lord my spiritual discernment began to registrar; enemy ahead. This has led me into a battle with the Ephesians 6:12 principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. As my discernment has become sharpened I believe that I can understand the enemies plans of disruption, inconvenience and trouble making so that we fail to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and sense the Lords presence. The darts of the wicked one are probing our defences seeking a weak spot in our armour. The enemy cannot......
The retaking of the land
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I believe in my spirit that the church is on the brink of a massive crossing over. As I have been praying the Holy Spirit has directed my thoughts to Joshua 3-4 which describes the Children of Israel crossing through the river Jordan. As I have pondered and pressed into these chapters the Lord has been saying to me that this crossing recorded in the scriptures has a message for us. I hear the Lord saying that just as Joshua was led by God to cross over into Promised Land to fulfil Gods promises, so to will this generation of Joshua’s transition into a new move of God. I belong to the generation of Moses and will not be part of this mega move of God into the re taking of the nations. I will no doubt be able to climb the mountain and see from afar the territory that will be re taken......
Shut the door as you go through
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The Holy Spirit has still kept me on the theme of an Open Door that has been set before each of us. This was the topic of my first post and I still hear the Holy Spirit speaking to me that we have to find our own open door marked with our name. Hence the second posting stressed to need to seek, knock and ask to find the pathway to our door. All week as I have been enquiring of the Lord as to the next message I have heard the Holy Spirit say to me, ‘Shut the door.’ ‘Shut and bolt the gate.’ ‘Close the door as you walk through.’ I believe there is sound biblical wisdom in this word. This is a good word from the Holy Spirit. There is a warning here for the body of Christ that we need to take heed; that we do not go through our door of transition and leave......
Will we find our 0pen door
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In my last posting I spoke of the Jewish New Year 5778, which we have recently passed as a time to hear a fresh word of the Lord to us. I spoke of the year 5778 being a time of walking through an open door that has been set before us. The open door comes by virtue that the numeral 8 in Hebrew represents an open door. Why am I mentioning the relevance of the numerals 5778 as being of any importance to us as Disciples of Christ? Simply this. As I have matured in the ways and walk of the Holy Spirit and in walking so, I have come closer to the heart of our Father. In feeling his heart beat I have heard his desire that we, the believers in Christ and the Jews, his chosen people walk together. As the end times come closer and the signs are there for all to see, Israel and the City of Zion will......
The jewish year 5778
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We have now entered in the Jewish New Year of 5778, where the numerical Eight represents life, new beginnings and an open door. Hence we have come into the year of the Gateway to Life and Light. Since the two sevens are still with us, we will expect to encounter the continuing clash of the swords of persecution of spiritual battles. But the Lord says to us – ‘I have set before you an open door and have laid on your shoulders the Key of David.’ I have given you wisdom, understanding and the ability to hear my voice says the Lord so that you will find the open door that I have placed before you.’ O Father I pray that you may grant us discernment to walk through the correct door called the door of Holy Grace, may we not stumble to the left or right has we set our face......
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