John Knox
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 5 years, 4 months and 0 days.

  I have published 679 blogs and 3,294 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jan 18 2018 01:34:33am

 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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Do not rush into 2018
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I am bringing you into a new season, but it may mot look like much has changed but be assured I am working in the background.  Therefore, I say to you stand form on the truth that I am bringing you into a new calling.  For this reason, I say to you take time.  Take time.  Take time; this is my word to you my beloved.  Take time to watch and wait for me to open the next chapter.  Take time to wait for me to call you forth.  Take time for my word to dance before your eyes saying, This is the way walk in it. Take time to stand firm on my promise to you that you are moving forward.  Take time to withstand the temptation to move forward yourself.  Wait on my word for my word will propel you into the calling I have prepared for you during last season.  Take time to put on my armour so......
Time is short
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As I have come into the Lords presence with thanksgiving and praise upon my lips ever so grateful for his love and mercy I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit repeat repeatedly The time is short.  This phrase has been in my spirit day and night; the time is short.  I sense that there is a real compassion, tenderness and urgency coming from the throne of God.  The time is short; there is not a great amount of time left.  The shutters are about to be drawn across the windows of Gods patience, for he is not going to contend with us for ever. Now is the day to prepare ourselves for the testing and temptation that is about to released in the grace and mercy of our Father.  We cannot leave this any longer.  The time is short says the Lord to clean out your house of the detestable things......
2018 and the great but
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Well the New Year is under way, and I did not stay up to celebrate with the rest of the world to be enthralled with the spectacular firework displays and revelry.  No, I went to bed and was tucked in snuggly well before 11pm.  Hence the new year held no great excitement for me; just another ho-hum new year. Reading this you may well concede that I am not overly excited by 2018.  Far from it.  For it is only when I read and hear the prophetic words of MEGA and metamorphosis, realignments, re positioning s and such like that my spirit is quickened.  In the kingdom of God, we are in for a cracker year with his mercy and love displayed as never before.  We are in for a spectacular display of Gods fireworks as the heavens will be lit up with visions, dreams, angelic visitations,......
Ny resolutions and christs lordship
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Over the last few days as we draw close to the end on 2017 and enter into 2018 I have been convicted by the Holy Spirit to never again make a New Year resolution.  This has nothing to do with the fact that many NY resolutions that we make, we do not keep.  No, this red flag in my spirit goes right to the heart of who is my Lord and whom do I worship I was curious as I pressed deeper into this warning to hear the Fathers voice and to sense his heart beat as we move into a new year, for a sense of fear had overwhelmed me.  I believe I heard the Holy Spirit repeat to me the first commandment.  You shall not have other gods and you shall not make graven images and idols to worship.  As this was spoken into my spirit I realised that to make a resolution or NY wish we are invoking divine......
Preparing to enter the ear 2018
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The Lord is saying to you do not shrink back or hold onto your past blessing for I will be your bridge to the new abundant blessings.  I will once more lay down my life for you so that you can go forward, so do not fear the transitions and realignments that I have called you to.  I will take you across to the other side if you will press into me.  I am the way into the new strategies and plans that I have for you so do not be afraid of the unknown for I will carry you across to the other side. Yes, the chasm looks deep and dark, but I will bridge the gap to those who lay down their life for me for I will summon my angels to carry you over for I have provided a way.  To those who look to me for the carry-over I will give wisdom, peace and joy as you cross over into your promised......
The great break out is here
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I hear the Holy Spirit saying, Break Out, Break Out, Break Out is here; Break Out is here.  Embrace your break out, embrace Gods gift to you.  Look up and see your break out.  I said to the Lord, How long?   I heard the Holy Spirit say, No delay, no delay it is here, it is here your break out is among you.  Your break out is within you. Walk in faith before says the Lord of Hosts and you will experience your break out.  Do not believe the lies of the enemy for his suggestions are only delusions.  Do nor become hemmed in and trapped by his deceitful imaginations.  Your break out is closer than you believe for it is an immediately happening. Your walls that you have allowed to be erected around you are only paper thin, for you are not a grasshopper but a mighty warrior in the name......
This christmas i.
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I will keep this simple.  This Christmas I will endeavour to listen to more Christms carols.  Over the years I have become immuned to the fimiliarity of the tunes and words and have tuned out.  This year by scrolling through the 'you tub'e site I have re discovered some carols that have been different - same words in most casesd but different arrangements.  This has re ignited my desire to listen to more Christmas music over this time.  After all praise and worship is the pathway into the saviours heart.  First thanksgiving, leading into praise and then leading into worship and then prostrate before the Lord surroundered in glory. Have a wonderzful Christmas and my the saviour of the world be born atresh in our hearts....
Gods word and isaiah chapter six
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I long to experience Gods word as Isaiah did as recorded in chapter 6 for too long I have sought to believe that knowing the scriptures was enough.  To be able to memorize and quote chapter and verse for every situation was the pinnacle for me.  How I slaved away at my memorization seeking to be the best in my class.  I sought to be the best for I wanted to be known as the best; the go to person for any question related to the bible. Lately the burden of the Holy Spirit has been heavy upon me concerning my approach and understanding of his word.  I have been seeing the word through different eyes and I have noticed a new hunger and understanding of Gods word forming in my spirit.  The Holy Spirit has been leading me in prayer to move beyond memorization into experiencing Gods word.......
Handling conflict 101
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I must be honest for when I read of the topic for this week I was quick to dismiss it and move on.  But I have found myself thinking about the topic again as the week as progressed and after much thought, some research and prayer a blog began to emerge. First up I must confess that the conflicts I faced in my two pastorates were not handled at all that well on my part, in fact I am ashamed to admit that they were disastrous.  Now that I am supposed to be much wiser and mature I have seen the methodology in a much more purer light. The first mistake that I kept on making was to deal with conflict in my own strength and methods, even though I followed at times the instruction laid out in scripture.  This is a mistake that we often fall into. How would I do now?  Firstly, I would turn to......
A prophets prayer
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Father I long for your word, my heat craves after your word.  O Lord come to me as you did to the prophets of old and reveal your word to me.  I pant after your word for my whole being seeks nourishment from your word.  I am like a thirsty man in the dry wilderness who thinks and dreams of nothing but your word.  Your word sustains me, your word upholds me, your word is like nourishment to me.  I cannot think of nothing but your word coming to me, like as moth is drawn to the light. I want to press into your word.  I want to seek after your mind.  I wish to feel your heart beat and sense your thoughts.  O Lord share with me your thoughts.  I am hungry for your word for I starve for your words, as they are like food to me.  Father do not leave me hungry, do not let me starve. ......
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