Friday, October 22, 2021

The Testimony of Jesus Christ

The Revealing of His Sons

 

Acts 1:8 - reveals that the Holy Spirit came to earth, not to give us a good time in church, BUT that we might be a witness in the earth for Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Spirit is the 3rd part of the Godhead that descended to earth when Jesus ascended to Heaven, now seated at the Father's right hand. Jesus completed His earthly assignment over 2k years ago, and the only one who knows Him is Holy Spirit. You and I did not witness what He did. Many people still fight over the validity of the Bible and quarrel over who wrote it.

 

"…that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." John 17:21

 

This scripture gives us insight into the mind of Jesus as He was at the end of His earthly assignment. Jesus let us in on a secret, and that is unity with the Father. As He was unified with His Father, it caused Him to walk in kingdom power. Jesus' last prayer was about oneness so God can do through us what He did through Jesus.

 


Jesus came demonstrating the Kingdom with signs following. He was the first son of God that had His Father's backing because He only did what He heard His Father say.

 

Holy Spirit, who lives on the inside of every born-again believer, is the reality of the Kingdom inside our spirit. Holy Spirit can only speak the truth, and He reveals the mind and will of our Father. When we begin to live a life following the lead of the Holy Spirit, then we become witnesses of Jesus Christ and grow into mature sons of God. Romans 8:19 says the creature waited for the manifestation of sons of God. Sonship carries the highest level of authority on the earth because it carries the backing of the Kingdom of God.

 

We are living in the hour that the earth is travailing for the sons of God to arise. We are shifting from the era of church services to the Kingdom of God. It is the rise of God's Government coming into the earth through natural transactions to bring about His movements of exploits.

 

This journey and all of the intriguing turns, pit stops, and atmospheres was developing the Apostle of Reformation that He hid and groomed in plain sight, but behind the scenes, until He was ready to unveil.

Peace and Blessings

Apostle Karen Presley

Monday, April 12, 2021

Gracie's Chair

God always allows me to see the principles of His kingdom through our everyday life scenarios.


Meet Gracie, the dog that captured my heart at first sight.  When I first met her, I thought she was Chastity, my childhood dog reincarnated.  A few days after that crazy talk, God woke me early in the morning and said, “Everything I created knows my voice and smell, except my people.”  God started showing me Gracie’s mannerisms from a Kingdom perspective.  She could smell the God on me and would respond and interact with me from that place.


Now, why do I call this blog, Gracie’s Chair?  It was 2 weeks after we moved in with one of my leaders, that the COVID-19 pandemic hit the earth and everyone started working from home that changed Gracie’s atmosphere.  Prior to our arrival and COVID-19, she could only sit in her chair, located in the family room, and sleep in her dog bed in their room.  This is Gracie’s 3rd home, for the other two were abusive, and this family loved her and made her safe and comfortable, but only in the areas that they permitted.  


Because of my and mother's love for dogs and how we interacted with my childhood dog, I didn't realize we were crossing the boundaries they set for her.  In one moment, Gracie's atmosphere went from being alone all day while her masters went to work -- to people being home all day and now having access to the entire house, by accident because of the love that we had for dogs.


The chair represented her home, her safe place, her “go-to” place, her comfortable place, her familiar place and she would stay there all day with no problems only to wait for her master’s command.  BUT NOW, that chair is punishment to her.  She has been elevated, liberated, and set free from one chair to literally the entire house except for the kitchen.  Her attitude is like, the floor and chair are now beneath her; because she has experienced a greater love, the bed and just being in the midst of everyone.


When God revealed Gracie’s disposition of this chair, He flips the script onto His people.  His bride, His body, His set-apart ones, His priest who are kings in the earth and said, “I have given you access to my entire Kingdom, but yet you stay in the familiar places of Lode-bar.”  How many times has God spoken via His written word that became the answer to your question?  Or the spoken word, the preached word, or that inward witness that confirmed His direction or instruction, only for us to go back to that old habit and mindset.


God is calling His church to ARISE out of the places He has delivered us from.  Going back to Egypt or Lode-bar is a place that will only yield death; because those places represent where God was and not where He is.


Staying in sync with Heaven’s movements will cause you to begin to explore how to maneuver in God’s Kingdom inside the authority He has given you.  You can never be in the OLD and NEW at the same time.  You must CHOOSE to come out of the old, to explore the new dimensions in His house.


God is inviting you today, right now, to come out of the OLD and familiar conversations from your past.  They only fuel the enemy's agenda, which is to oppose God’s agenda for your life.  



I Love YOU, now ARISE!


Karen Presley

Kingdom Ambassador

KarenPresley.org



Apostle, Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries

Founder, Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center

CEO, Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Prophet and Jezebel: Two Voices Fighting for Control

 "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh." ~ James 3:10-12

 

Many scriptures connect the heart and mouth posture. Matthew 15:18-19 says it is not what we eat that defiles a man, but what comes out of the heart. For out of our hearts proceed evil thoughts. Jeremiah 17:9-10 tells us that our heart will deceive us, for it is desperately wicked.

 

As children of God, we are commanded to live from the inside out and charged to pay attention to our inner conversation. The Holy Spirit who came to live in us at our moment of salvation is an inward witness of the reality of God's Kingdom. This life is the complete opposite of how we grew up, which is an outward sensitivity.

 

Prophets are God's MOUTH in the earth. 1 Kings 19 introduces Jezebel's appearance. Elijah, the prophet of God, was just used mightily to announce rain after a 3-year drought, went toe to toe with 450 prophets of Baal, and then outran the chariot down Mt. Carmel. However, after Ahab told his wife Jezebel about what was done, she sent word to him that made him leave town.

 

This spirit is an opposing voice to God's (1) voice, (2) plan, and (3) Kingdom. This spirit is NOT just in the church, but rules inside all seven mountains; FAMILY, GOVERNMENT, CHURCH, BUSINESS, etc. It carries the trait of manipulation, which is a subtle attack to the mental and emotional side to get what it wants. Manipulation is a witchcraft spirit and behind that door yields no good thing, and it leaves its fruit of destruction over these lands. Jezebel uses manipulation, for her goal is to attempt to sway someone's emotions to get them to act or feel a certain way.

 

It makes a person feel obligated, compelled, resentful, angry, and pressured to perform for the relationship's sake with no regard for others' feelings. Every person has dealt with manipulation; from childhood, school, the workplace, and your spouse. However, when you begin to come into your purpose, you find yourself struggling to move forward with God, not realizing another opposing voice is IN YOU.

 

There are two voices inwardly speaking against each other. One voice speaks from your spirit, and the other voice is speaking out of your soul. Your soul carries the memories of all your life's experiences; joy, pain, hurt, trauma, etc.

 

1 Corinthians 14:32 says, "And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets." This scripture tells us that the prophecy is under the speaker's control. However, if you are not delivered, you can have good intentions to speak what the Lord says, but if your emotions are not subdued, you will release out your emotions, which is Jezebel's plan to disrupt God's agenda.


FREEDOM is always waiting for you to SEIZE moments and EMBRACE the God encounters that He is always releasing. They are not always inside your church services, but at the CROSSROAD of CHOICE. What crossroad? The crossroad where you are faced with a decision to respond by what you KNOW God said, vs. how you FEEL from your emotions inside your soul.

 

When we allow Holy Spirit to influence our lives, His divine nature manifests inward and outwardly in man's expressions (Galatians 5:22-23). When God is raising His prophet for office, He will take you through a deep inner cleansing because He already knows what lye in you. God is after the voice that will speak contrary to His purpose, that we are unaware of at the start of our journey.

 

Steps to FREEDOM. 

  1. Recognize how she plays out in you and around you through other people, especially those familiar.
  2. Come out of alignment with Jezebel through the daily confessions of your mouth.
  3. Bind the spirit of Jezebel, rebuke and forbid her to operate in your life.
  4. Muzzle her mouth and yield yourself daily to Holy Spirit and His influence and guidance.
  5. Stay AWARE and ALERT because your freedom is on the side of your obedience.

 Read the article: "Don't Sleep on Jezebel" for a deeper understanding on how she operates inside the wounded soul. https://karen-presley.blogspot.com/2019/03/dont-sleep-on-jezebel.html


Blessings to you.

 

Apostle Karen Presley

Kingdom Ambassador

 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

TRUTH Inside the Prophetic Stance

 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;" Ephesians 6:13-14
 
The Kingdom of God has always suffered violence from the moment sin entered the earth thru one man's disobedience. From the days of Noah, Moses, Joshua, David, Jesus & Apostle Paul, to name a few, the truth and light of God's Kingdom always had to prevail against the kingdom of darkness. Ephesians 6 tells us that our fight isn't against people, but the 1/3 of the angels (demonic spirits) that fell with Lucifer. He hates God, and the only way he can fight God is to distort His creation and bait humanity to play out the devil's playbook. 


 
Ephesians also shows us that the power of our prophetic stance is laid out inside our battle armor. This armor is not just a garment to protect us, but also the backing of strength and power of our weapons. God is our Commander and Chief, and because nothing takes Him unaware, our first assignment is to have our ear, to His mouth. That alone will keep you ahead of the game/fight. Every fight is different, so you can never go into battle with the last mission or charge in your ear.
 
The first weapon/garment of choice is to "gird your loins with TRUTH." Isn't it ironic that the first garment is not our headgear, but our waist? The enemy dwells in the dark and is a master at lying to God's people. No man can fight, stand, or walk in the light of the Kingdom, without knowing the truth of what God said and is saying. Not only do we fight the good fight of faith, but also the truth. Without truth, then lies, distraction, deception, offense, and unforgiveness runs its course in our lives, and the rest of the armor becomes ineffective for battle. Your loins are also the center of your body, which God's truth keeps you erected and balanced. This alone is a strong weapon of defense and offense.
 
Once your loins are protected, then we put on the “breastplate of righteousness.” This armor is imperative to keeping your heart right. Matt. 15:18 says what comes out of our heart is what defiles a man. Many people are walking and doing ministry defiled.  We get discouraged and disappointed by the people we encounter because offended people offend others. This piece of armor protects your heart and keeps you open to your Commander and Chief to reveal residue that can build up on your journey.  We remain in right standing with God when we allow the Holy Spirit to do the inner work in our life.  This armor/garment is crucial so TRUTH can be released in love and in right standing.
 
The 3rd garment has to do with our ability to walk, fight, stand, and run. He tells us to "shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace." 2 Tim. 4:2 refers to us being ready in season and out of season, and 2 Cor 5:19 says we are ministers of reconciliation. We have been called out of darkness to show forth his marvelous light. It didn't say we got saved just to go to church. The world is searching and trying to fill voids in their lives. They are turned off from the Bible toters, giving out scriptures they do not follow. We are to be the light of the world, salt of the earth, and God's expressions in our everyday lifestyles, making us a living epistle that will draw the people to Him.
 
Now we take the "Shield of faith" in our left hand that becomes a weapon of defense and offense against the fiery darts that life can throw our way. Faith is believing what God said, not what you see. What you see will always be contrary to what God is doing. Heb. 11:6 says it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to please God without faith. Why? Because we rob God of what He wants to do in the earth. Rms. 8 says that the flesh opposes the spirit. Your faith that is rooted in truth is a shield against the inner conversations and what life is presenting to you. What keeps this weapon/garment strong is when it’s undergirded with patience. Patience strengthens our faith inside of being developed, transformed, and equipped for what God is bringing us into. This garment/armor is what’s needed to fortify our TRUTH.
 
Now let's put on "the helmet of salvation." Your mind is like the steering wheel of a car, which controls the direction of where your car goes. Rms. 12:2 tells us to renew the mind so that the mind of Christ will begin to influence the decisions we make. Therefore, this garment is crucial to remaining in the truth of God's word, because the enemy comes to lure us into the darkness of our imaginations. 2 Cor. 10:5 tells us to cast down every thought that exalts itself against what God already said in His word and what the Holy Spirit revealed. Protecting your mind is crucial so when things happen in life, you do not play out the enemy's plays of offense, bitterness, and intimidation, etc.
 
And last but not least, let’s hold the "sword of the spirit," in our right hand, which is the word of God that is quick, alive, and powerful than any two-edged sword. Life and death are in the power of your tongue and God has given us the same authority as Jesus because we are joint-heirs. By your words, you empower either the Kingdom of God or the kingdom of darkness over your life. By your words of faith, you operate in the same authority as Jesus, and by your words of doubt, murmuring, and fear you give your authority over to the devil.
 
When faith (shield) is in one hand, the word (sword) in the other hand, and truth (belt) around our loins, this causes a balance in our prophetic stance and causes us to rise up as effective warriors in God’s Kingdom. Beloved, let us arise in the armor that Jesus paid the price for by His death, burial and resurrection, so the sons of God can arise fully clothed for battle. The Kingdom of LIGHT is still at war against the kingdom of darkness.
 
Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador
 
Apostle, Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries
Founder, Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center
CEO, Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Harvest of the Latter and Former Rains

The word of the Lord is filled with the principles and patterns of the Kingdom; and it speaks to God’s way of doing things. Jesus spoke in parables and revealed the mysteries of the operation and application of the Kingdom.


The decade of the mouth, breathe and 2 edge sword of God


God lives inside of His calendar system. Although the earth, generation, and our world system constantly changes and evolves, God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. We go by the Gregorian calendar, (January - December); but God moves by the Hebrew calendar (Passover - Yom Kippur (Atonement)). Out of the multiple feast days, God said 3 of them we were to honor (Exo.23). These feast days were set apart times that God set to honor and release a blessing upon those who came before Him. [Feast of Passover, Pentecost, Yom Kippur (Atonement)]

Genesis 8:22 reveals that as long as the earth remaineth there will be (1) seed, (2) time, and (3) harvest (seedtime & harvest) . Many times we have allowed what we saw to determine God’s hand moving in our lives, which brought us sometimes to frustration instead of gratitude.

Mark 4:26-29, reveals about the progression of our harvest; first the blade, then ear, then the full corn or shall I say harvest. It also says in vs. 20, that when the word falls on the good ground of our heart, it brings forth fruit; 30, 60, & 100 fold return. Many times we do not see the progression of our labor in the Kingdom, because we are more focus on the PRIZE, END RESULT, or the FINISH LINE.

Thriving in the Kingdom of God is about a JOURNEY with God. A journey of transformation, healing, development, and increase. When we learn to appreciate our journey with the Lord, and how He moves in our lives; we will begin to grow in new dimensions of fruitfulness and maturity.

Let me take a minute to talk about seed, time and harvest.

Seed is every form of obedience to the Lord; your money, time, talent, service, kindness, prayer, worship, and sacrifices, etc.

Harvest is the fruit, increase, open doors, answered prayers, gifting, and new dimensions of His presence and power, etc.

TIME is the space between our obedience and us seeing what the Lord promised. What you do here is critical to you seeing the fullness of what God promised.

As I stated earlier, the Lord moves inside of His calendar system that is predicated between His feast days. Scriptures talks about the latter and former rain. Rain is a key element that brings increase to God’s creation on earth. The Bible says God gives rain as a blessing upon Israel’s crop during the latter and former seasons. It is the same today; the rain that falls in the Spring and Fall causes our earth/crops to increase.

Although their are spiritual meanings of the latter and former rain of God; for the sake of this message I want to stick with rain that brings the increase. John 15 talks about God being the vinedresser who watches over His garden. Like any garden, we sow seeds and during the process of time the seed has to break open and begins to make its way through the soil to break forth out of the ground and continue to full maturity. Vinedressers or farmers tend to the ground to ensure no weeds choke their harvest.

During the process called “time,” it is our faith that is being tested. If we let patience have her perfect work in us, then we begin to allow maturity to take place in us. When God begins to release His rain upon our seed, where will He find you? Did you stop believing? Did you drive over to a place called frustration, complaining, anger or disappointment? Don’t allow the little foxes to spoil your whole vine and leavens to spoil the whole lump.

Learn to ENJOY the journey of progression, transformation and how God extends His grace to you daily. Discover what the fruit of His 30 and 60 folds or the blade and ear looks like in your life, knowing you are on your way to the full crop. Perform heart checks and examine yourself and see if their be anything in you that would cause your seed to not sprout at the times of the rain.

Remember, the scriptures says we are called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. It doesn’t glorify our Father if we are unfruitful; so the Lord is FOR you and not against you. His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.

Be faithful INSIDE of your journey called time, so when the rain is released it can begin to bring forth 100 fold returns.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

www.karenpresley.org

Apostle of Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries
CEO of Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.
Founder of Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Living a “Life of Sacrifice” BUT not “Obedience” to the Lord Makes us a False Witness

When I became a pastor, I would see and hear God through all of His creation and systems in the world.  I asked Him, what is this about?  He said, “I have given you a Kingdom message, but how do you know how the Kingdom operates.”  He began to open my understanding in such a precedence way, concerning how His Kingdom operates.


There is only 1 God and it is His covenant that we preach, pray, and worship from.  Gravity is an invisible law, that if violated, no matter who you are or your status, it will bring a negative impact.  God’s Kingdom is an invisible Kingdom, not something you can observe, but it lives inside of every born-again spirit.   So like gravity, God’s Kingdom has principles and patterns, that if violated, bring about negative effects.


When things don’t go the way we intended, we become offended with God and man.  Prov. 18:19 says, “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city...”  When you live a life of sacrifice, you look at ALL the things you did for the church, God, your pastor, and even those you serve.  You look at what you stop doing, or what you started doing all in the “name of God.” You look at your works before God, and a sense of entitlement grows in your heart because YOU are doing XYZ.  This attitude also carries the mindset of God understands my heart - vs - having the God kind of heart, like David.


We also become a FALSE witness in the earth about who God is because God’s Kingdom is not the same as our church service.  People ONLY see God through our lives and Acts 1:8 says we are to be a testament of His power in the earth, like Jesus was when He walked the earth.  John 14:12 says, “...he that believe on me, the works that I do he do also; and greater works...”  Daniel 11:32 says, “... but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.”


A witness is defined as: a person who sees an event, evidence, & proof.  Jesus came preaching, the Kingdom of God is here, and He went around demonstrating the power of the Kingdom.  1 Cor. 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”


The Kingdom of God is the governing authority and ruling power, that the sons of God operate from.  After your salvation experience, the word of God challenges us to GROW UP into our Sonship authority.   The earth responds to the sons of God in righteousness.  So with all this being said, we must become like Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 ...and put away the childish things, subdue or put our the flesh in check, and build our spirit man up so we can become God’s army and a testament of His power in the earth. 


I conclude with Joshua 1:2 says, “Moses my servant is dead; now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.”  In this context of the baton being passed from Moses to Joshua; Moses represents the OLD system, your last season, the religious routine, church how it used to be is DEAD; NOW arise and change your position and posture before the Lord.  Man shall not live by your works and the systems of the world, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.


BEFORE the pandemic, the spirit of religion robbed the church from its true power; but POST pandemic, the spirit of religion will kill you.  


The Lord loves us so much, that He is speaking repentance, because repentance is always the first place to go, for the Lord to shift our steps.


Karen M. Presley

Kingdom Ambassador


KarenPresley.org

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Key, The Cylinder, and The Door in the Kingdom


The word of the Lord says that God’s thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways and how He will take the foolish things to confound the wise.  In the book of Acts, chapter 10 describes one of many accounts, where the wisdom of God superseded the wisdom of man.

In order for God to do anything on the earth, He needs a man to cooperate with His agenda.  We know in part and we prophecy in part and NO ONE person, knows or have all of what is in God’s mind.  The Bible is filled with the wonders, splendors and the many facets of His demonstrations.  If we could box God in and depict His next move, He would not be God and we would not need faith to please Him.

Acts 10 reveals God’s will to bring about salvation to the Gentiles because of one man’s reverence toward Him.  This account also reveals that God is not a witch and cannot ZAP His plans or snap His fingers to get things done; but how He carefully works through people to release His purpose.  God gave Cornelius instructions to search out a man name Peter.  Now what makes Peter so special -- is that he was one of the 12 disciples, the one who walked on water, the one who cut off the soldier ear at Jesus’ defense, the one who received revelation from the Father about who Jesus was, one of the 3 in Jesus’ inner court, the one who denied knowing Jesus, and the one who preached at Pentecost where 3,000 souls were saved.  However, no matter what Peter’s past resume was, God had to prepare him for his next assignment that would go against his logic.  While Peter was in a trance, God spoke three times, “Don’t call unclean, what I have called clean.”  That word prepared Peter to go with the men who appeared at his door.

Peter’s ability to keep following the leadership of the Spirit enabled God to carry out His full plan of salvation to the Gentiles.  Many times, we start off following God, but somewhere in route, we bring too much of our own logic, man-made prodigals, religious (old-wineskin) mentalities into God’s playing field, which hinders the purposes of the Kingdom. 

Peter, represents the cylinder as well as leaders and generals in the Kingdom; however, Cornelius represents the key, and the remnant that will not look like the present leaders and how people are doing it now.  When the key and the cylinder come together it unlocks the door in God’s Kingdom that releases what Heaven wants to release on the earth.  Here lies the problem.  If Peter would have gotten into his own thoughts when he approached Cornelius, it would have robbed God of what He was releasing in the earth.  The door would have never opened because God needs the key and the cylinder to come together the way He purposed it to unlock His greater purpose.

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit; keys have been uniquely cut for its cylinder; likewise, so is the person that God joins.  Many times, senior leaders are developing emerging  leaders after their own order, principles and what they want and not so much the order and principles of the Kingdom of God.  When we do that, we end up “un-cutting” the uniqueness in the key that the Father crafted; and the key the Father crafted was to unlock something significant that the Father is releasing.  One person will NEVER be the key, cylinder and the door.  Be careful that you are not fighting God concerning who He joined you with, because you want to dictate, control and manipulate the relationship that God joined.  When that happens, it robs God of the greater demonstration that He intended by the two coming together.  We all have a voice and we are all pieces of God’s puzzle, just like we are all apart of the tapestry of the Kingdom.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

www.karenpresley.org