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Spiritual Birthday Consecration

Posted by Rev. Michele on November 28, 2009 at 8:59 PM

December 16, 2009, marks the anniversary of my spiritual birthday (30 years in the Lord).

 

I'm excited, as well as reflective. It's hard to believe that I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior 30 years ago. Can I tell you that I'm so very grateful. To say it's been easy is a far cry from the truth and reality. However, it has become easier in some ways and more difficult in other ways.

 

I've learned that God is a keeper! He will keep you in His tender loving care. The seal of His Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) signifies that we are His eternally. The Lord promised that He would never leave us or forsake us...even until death. Christ died for us and sent the Comforter...the Holy Spirit...to keep us.  With this, I declare, He's kept me for 30 years.

 

To celebrate, I commit myself to a 16-day consecration, beginning December 1st,  and I invite you to join me. Pray and ask the Father to direct you in this endeavor. He will guide you as to what the consecration means to you and how to go about it. I am deliberately not setting the fast time or what you can and cannot consume. Let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart and guide you, as I believe he will also guide me.

 

I pray that this consecration will be a spiritual journey for you, as I believe it will be for me. Prepare a list of whatever things, issues, concerns, habits, petitions, thanksgiving, etc., that you want to lay on the altar and present them to the Father Day 1 (December 1). From there, follow the leading of the Lord. Surrender your will to His will, and your heart to His heart. I truly believe that you will experience an awesome transformation in your spiritual life, see some mircales in your personal life, and strengthen your relationship with the Father.

 

At the close of day 16, we will celebrate with shared testimonies and shouts of victory. (But you don't have to wait for day 16. you can get your praise on right now...and any and every day along the way.)

 

You are welcome to Blog your comments, scripture readings, prayers and praise to this entry.

 

The Lord bless you and keep you in perfect peace.

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Reply Rev. Michele
1:03 PM on January 9, 2010 
Praise the Lord,
The consecration ended weeks ago, and I'm still hearing the victory testimonies of what the Lord is doing as a result the saints' participation. Lives have been changed. There's been a supernatural releasing of cleansing of the spirit that's manefested in the natural cleaning of homes. God is glorfied! I want to thank all of you who openly declared your participation, and those of you who remained in your secret closet of dedication. 2010 will certainly reveal the Lord's continued work in you. God Bless.
Reply revmichele
8:36 PM on December 16, 2009 
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body.' And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, 'Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins" but I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives" Matthew 26:26-30.

"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, 'Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.' After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, 'This cup is the new testament in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.' For as oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come" I Corinthians 11:23-26.

I know it was the blood. I know it was the blood. I know it was the blood for me. One day when I was lost, Jesus died on the cross. I know it was the blood for me.

I know his blood can make me whole. My Jesus blood can make me whole. If I just touch the hem of his garment, I know his blood can make me whole.

What can wash away my sins. Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Singing, oh precious is thy flow that makes me white as snow. No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Hallelujah. Thank you so much for celebrating my spiritual birthday and surrendering yourself to the Lord in this consecration. I know you've been blessed, as I have been too. You are welcome to share your testimonies throughout the weeks to come. God bless you.
Reply revmichele
7:41 PM on December 8, 2009 
Praise the Lord,



We are 8 days into the consecration, and I wanted to check in with you. I know the Lord is blessing you, right now...even at the writing of this e-mail. I've received word from some of you as to the blessing of this consecration. I encourage you to continue as the Lord directs. The Lord gave some of you a specific date to end; others will go through the 16th. At the end of the consecration, please conclude with a self-administered communion. As always, you are welcome to share your journey and testimony through e-mail or on the Blog (www.comfortandjoyministries.com). Either way, I'd love to hear from you.



In the meantime, Romans 12:14-21 says...



"Bless them which persecute you; bless and curse not.

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves; but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, vengence is mind; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Reply revmichele
7:21 PM on December 6, 2009 
revmichele says...
Three people have joined in the consecration. I'm so grateful. The praise reports are already coming in. If you'd like to participate in the consecration, please begin at your own pace. The Lord bless you richly.
Reply Rev. Michele
9:59 PM on December 3, 2009 
Three people have joined in the consecration. I'm so grateful. The praise reports are already coming in. If you'd like to participate in the consecration, please begin at your own pace. The Lord bless you richly.