And There Was Nothing Further They Could Say by eagledove

And There Was Nothing Further They Could Say

 Donna Milham

Acts 4:13-14 TPT – ‘The council members were astonished as they witnessed the bold courage of Peter and John, especially when they discovered that they were just ordinary men who had
never had religious training. Then they began to understand the effect Jesus had on them
simply by spending time with Him. Standing there with them was the healed man, and there
was nothing further they could say”.

Simple ordinary men, filled with the Holy Spirit, and from time spent with Jesus,
Bold and compassionate
Uneducated and uncompromised
Saw and responded with Heaven’s commission
Heal the sick, raise the dead…………
The results of raw obedience stood in their midst
Lame crippled legs
Fully restored
Shouted without apology
Declared without explanation
HE IS ALIVE
Arrested for healing and preaching
Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Now all are silenced
Nothing further that anyone could say
The TRUTH of their words
Proven in action
A lame man
Walks, leaps, rejoices
He was with them
He did not run from persecution
He once was a lame beggar
He is now a healed son
And all are silenced
The Resurrection; The Life
Is in their midst
For over 45 years this man suffered the shame of begging at a gate
His miraculous creative miracle
Silenced the mockers
All the people praised God
All the leaders sat in their anger
Unable to refute the TRUTH
That was in broad display before them
“and there was nothing further they could say”!

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Wonders by eagledove

WONDERS

Karen Elliott

I was recently out with friends worshiping and singing praises to our wonderful King and making decrees and declarations over the land.  I always like to have my camera ready because the Lord often shows me supernatural happenings in the natural and I love to capture it on camera if I can.  Oh, that our eyes would be open to see His wonders all around us.

On this particular evening, my attention was drawn to the sky.  What is it that you see in the photo? Perhaps you only see clouds, and that’s okay. You could ask the Lord to open the ‘eyes of your heart’ to see what He may want to show you.

What I see clearly is the host of heaven, and even the great cloud of witnesses peering over the balcony of heaven watching and participating in our praises and declarations.  To me, this is a beautiful confirmation that Heaven is all around us and involved in all we are doing. We are not alone!

My thoughts went to the place we find ourselves as a people, as a nation, as well as the nations all around the world at this moment in history, and how heaven is watching to see how we, as God’s people will respond to the chaos and darkness that seems to be flooding the earth, and remembering that we were born for such a time as this. I believe they are active participants with us as we respond from our position of being seated in heavenly places in Christ.

Although we need to have an awareness of what is happening around us in this natural realm, our eyes must be focused on our True source of all, that is The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, and on what He is saying and doing.

Of course, we know this, so let us live it.

Help us Lord, in any area of our lives that we are not living as Your true sons and daughters. Forgive us for living beneath what you gave Your life for.

It is crucial for us, as God’s sons and daughters, to live in the reality of the supernatural realm, the eternal realm, remembering that we are spirits first, who have a soul and live in a body.

May this be the way we consciously live. We are in the world but not of it.

Let us live in God’s enabling grace and access all Christ bought and paid for on the Cross, that He would receive the reward of His suffering.

In this world we will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for Christ has overcome the world.
 
Hebrews 12:1-3 “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us through off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, and let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the Cross, scorning it’s shame, and sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men so that you do not grow weary or lose heart.”

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Three Days by eagledove

Photo by Karen Elliott (Sunrise at Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA)

Three Days
by Jen Brinton

Three days of astonishing drama ––
The worst of humanity’s sin
In deep contrast to Love Himself…
You looked past the mire,
Knowing there was gold beneath
You bore weight without measure
The intangible becoming tangible
Even as you were crushed…
The earth itself broke open
As if it were loathe to witness such a deed
The sky became black
The dead rose
The Temple veil was torn

Were the people in terror?
Was the Temple in an uproar?
Did the animals scatter in fear?

Much happened in three days…
Three days, which must have seemed like three centuries
To the ones who had followed You for three years
To the ones You healed and set free ––
To the ones who forgot Your love and denied You
To the ones whose hope seemed lost
What sorrow and regret must have filled their hearts!

You said You would destroy “this temple” and rebuild it in three days
No one suspected You meant Your own body!
You said the Son of Man would be lifted high ––
But we assumed You meant on a throne!
We knew You were kingly,
But we didn’t realize that You are the King of Kings.
We thought we knew what You were talking about,
But when faced with the Cross,
We realized that we barely knew a thing.

But on the third day
The impossible became reality
Death and the grave could not hold You back!
Hell’s iron grip was as frail cobwebs
Before the explosion of resurrection power that burst open the sealed tomb!
Nothing can stand in the way of the Great I AM,
Not even death itself!

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2020 Schedule by eagledove

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Judah’s Roar Church & Worship Center
 2020 Schedule
6:30 PM
 
436 Washington St, Gloucester, MA
For more information, call Donna Milham at 978-283-9111 or Karen Elliott @ 978-621-6285

Judah’s Roar
‘At The Gate’

Worship & Prayer
Saturday September 5 @ 6:30pm

We have been gathering at this east gate to pray & worship for Cape Ann, the North Shore, New England and the Nation.
We welcome you to join us and cry out in heartfelt worship and prayer in this crucial hour of America’s destiny.

We are meeting at Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester
As you enter the park from the Boulevard,we will be on the left side near the water before reaching the Visitor Center.



If inclement weather, please call church 978-283-9111

 

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If The Rocks Spoke by eagledove

Photo by Karen Elliott (Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA 2019)

If The Rocks Spoke

By Jen Brinton

What stories would these rocks tell
If rocks could indeed speak
How long would their memory be?
As long as this earth has been?

Of the beginning of time
When His voice commanded chaos into order
And His hands touched the very dust
Which formed flesh and bone
Of His steps when He walked the earth
Of His wondrous deeds – too many to name.

But the tale that would astound the most
Would be of His pursuit of us
Through all the woeful and wonderful deeds of man
His eye is still upon His greatest masterpiece

If these rocks could but speak
If they could only shout
The stone that moved by the angels’ hands
Would wax eloquent with awe
At the resurrection power
And majesty of Jesus

Oh, the stories they would tell
The praises they would shout!
Even so, let my voice be louder still.

“And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the
stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40, KJV)

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Dominion’s Sound by eagledove

Dominion’s Sound

By Donna Milham

Warrior angels,
Faces brilliant light
Glistening armor,
Swords in front of faces,
Flashing – double edged
Swords of holy illumination
To cut through every false place
And release holy revelation,
Thrust into our very heart and being
With ‘LET THERE BE LIGHT’
Piercing hearts with truth,
Be it done unto me – cry released,
Holy encounter, holy surrender –
Death to self
ARISE IN RESURRECTION ATTIRE
Of a life not your own
Purchased costly price
Holy, holy, holy
Holy Three
Encountering
RADICAL RESURRECTION ARMY
This army has no fear of death,
A victory key in their hearts and hands
The enemy’s armies of the end days
Give way to the sound of a resurrection army
Rising and marching forth
UNSTOPPABLE!

COPYRIGHT – From Donna’s book – CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND

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Come and Soar with Me by eagledove

Come and Soar with Me

by Dyane Beaudette

 

Our King is saying
Come and soar with me
My hand is reaching out to you
Take a hold of it and I will take you higher
Do not fear, nothing is impossible for me
This same hand that is extended to you
Created the universe and was pierced on the crossFasten your heart to mine
And I will guide you with my eye
And together we will rule
From where I am seated
And in unison declare and decree
What our Father is saying

Abandon your feet’s course to my leading
And hide yourself in me
There you will see the Father’s heart
And how we have prepared a place for you
That brings you to the very destiny
We had for you from the beginning of time

So do not let human reasoning or fear
Keep you from trust and surrender
For our love surpasses all others
Surely we know what is best for you
So let go of your plans and take my hand
And you will walk in the ancient paths
And ride with the wind at my side

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You Are Mine by eagledove

You Are Mine

by Donna Milham

Recently I was at a pastors’ retreat and during worship and prayer I was shown an eagle feather and the feather had a fountain pen tip. The feather began to write on an ancient parchment scroll that was partly unrolled. The words were being written in the Blood of Jesus– and words I saw written upon this scroll were – You Are MINE!

The scroll then was folded up and sealed with the King’s Seal – the seal was in Red.

It was the King’s invitation for the shepherds and all who are His, to go out into the harvest and extend His Invitation – to become His. To become His followers, His children, His disciples.

Those who would be Divinely loved – Divinely cared for!

As His sons and daughters, we are to be those who know Him so intimately that we live in and from the place of total acceptance, complete rest and peace. From this sacred relationship we carry forth within our hearts and extend out from our very beings – His Divine Invitation.

This was a holy moment for me, one in which I understood afresh that the world is waiting for
the pure Love from the Heart of the Father, Son and Spirit – the Holy Three – a love that transcends human reasoning – and breaks through to the soul and spirit – awakening – illuminating – with the reality – I am loved, desired, wanted, and will never be alone!

I am Divinely purchased – bought with the most costly price – the blood of the Perfect Lamb. Therefore, no longer my own, I gladly surrender with unending joy, the title deed of my life, for this sacred scroll’s decree – ‘You are Mine!’

His Perfect Love swallows up every place of fear, anxiety, unrest, insecurity, rejection, orphan mindsets, ways and hearts. It releases perfect liberty and eternal justice into our lives and situations.

In the midst of a world in full blown identity crisis – Heaven is releasing a cry – a scroll – an invitation – to a world existing in hopelessness and despair.

Yet there is One Who sees and hears and looks with a full and steady Gaze upon those He loves and once again – extends His Hand and His Heart – for from His Heart we came and that is to be our eternal dwelling place that we live from and within – here and forever.

This amazing and eternal invitation –

His Heartbeat of love and the rhythm of peace and rest, living within the surety of being a child of God, journeying deep into the promises of becoming sons and daughters of the Creator – the One True and Living God.

I can hear the hearts of mankind – out of sync – crying out – what is life?

Souls that awaken in the morning and retire in the evening in a perpetual state of restlessness and endless searching for the meaning of life.

Minds that know no peace ever seeking for the answers that seem just out of reach.

The King asks of us this day –

Will we be the ones who carry the message of His Heart and extend the King’s Invitation to those needing, longing to hear –

“You are MINE”!

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In The Stillness by eagledove

In The Stillness

by Jen Brinton

In the stillness, a voice speaks my name
Subtle, quiet, almost imperceptible
My heart knows this voice
The source of life and love and light
The voice of the Father, my Brother, my King
Of comfort, affirmation, and exhortation
No other voice can drown out this one
For who can silence the One who created sound itself?
I will tune my ear
I will listen
I will heed His words

In the stillness, even between the edge of sleeping and waking
A voice speaks my name
Unfolding mysteries
Answers to questions
Riddles to ponder
He asks questions He already knows the answers to
He reinforces my identity in Him

And I, like a child, fumble for words to reply
Thanksgiving, praise, and adoration
Awe and wonder
The very contents of my being spilled before the One I love
Remember, remember – never forget
Cleave unto Him, and heed Him well
For He is Light and Life and Love
Our very sustenance…

Since before the dawn of time,
He knew your name
The sound of your voice
The number of hairs on your head…
Since before the dawn of time,
Your triumphs, your failures, your dreams
Even in life’s storms, He speaks your name.
Will you answer?
 

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
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Creation Speaks by eagledove

Photo by Karen Elliott (Molokai, Hawaii 2014)

Creation Speaks

by Jen Brinton

The mountains proclaim Your majesty with their hues of purple and blue.
The places of the deep speak of the fathomless depths of Your love, and the ocean’s tide of Your everlasting faithfulness.
The forests roar Your name when You release the winds and cause them to dance. In the autumn, their leaves change to fire and gold, blanketing the earth with Your glory.
The erupting volcano proclaims Your passion, which will never fade.
The birds sing Your praise every hour of the day, while the owl speaks of Your wisdom in the night.
Wild horses dance and play, leaping, pivoting, and tossing their manes – reminding us of Your own playfulness.
The kookaburra and the pileated woodpecker both laugh in their respective forests, just as You sit in the heavens and laugh at Your foes.
The lightenings and thunderings tell us of Your authority over all of creation – as You say, it shall be.
Even the planets and the stars have their own songs that they sing, which can only be heard in the heavens.
Everything in creation cries our Your name, joining the worship in Heaven in a magnificent symphony.
We catch but a small part, but You hear the whole – the melodies, the harmonies, the rhythms and sounds. The dances, the flashes of color, the extravagant and the simple. All woven together in a vast display, the likes of which only You could have orchestrated.
Like a child trying to be like their Father, we cannot even come close to Your perfect skill. Yet you still love it when we try.

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