November 16, 2015

 

 

 

VENETIA SPEAKING AT KANSAS CITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

 

TOPIC: DIVINE RELATIONSHIPS – Keys to cultivating and maintain relationships based on honor and respect.

 

WHEN: November 29,2015, last Sunday in November

 

TIME: 10:30AM

 

WHERE: Kansas City Christian Fellowship, (The Barn) 8000 Oldham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

 

Be one of the first to hear Venetia speak on the topic of her latest ministry resource. Relationships are God, the Father’s idea and He has some specific ways in which they can work the best.

 

This topic is actually the subject of a 5 week teaching which Venetia is in the process of publishing as both a text book and workbook to be used in upcoming course: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH HONOR.

 

Venetia will be providing more information about her upcoming course, including costs, course requirements for participates as well as sharing some core basic information as to how to have relationships that are live giving, honoring to all involved, based on trust and rooted in Jesus Christ.

 

COME AND BRING A FREND!!!

 

CONTACT: ecclesiaministries@sbcglobal.net – Email

Phone: 816-600-7856

WEB: www.ecclesiainternataionalministries.org. OR www.empowering-life.org.

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The Following post is a joint effort and another small excerpt from my upcoming book on Divine Relationships. The post includes a major contribution from my close friend and business partner, Thomas Devick. I hope you enjoy our joint effort to give more clarity and definition to the topic of what Jesus had desires for us in Divine Relationships. Pray it is a blessing to you. Enjoy the Journey!

GLORY, HONOR, AND POWER BELONG TO WHOM?

Just wanted to pass on a concept that has been building in my spirit over the last few months.

Revelation 19, Says:

Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!

And Jesus says all things that have been given to him, are ours in His name Hebrews 12:1-3 (we being his brothers and sisters, and an intimate part of His eternal family). Therefore these qualities are a part of our divine spiritual DNA as well.

And much of the sin in our lives (that continually dogs our steps, and tangles up our feet–) resides in our failure to experience this realm. When we fail to pursue this realm whole heartedly, even ferociously, and thus fail to freely abide in this realm which can and should be our dominating force and identity linking us to our heavenly nature and eternal family, we miss out on so much the Father has desired to give us.

The option of not being demonstrably linked to our heavenly and eternal nature, is that we are dominated by our earthly, carnal nature, that has not been redeemed, renewed, transformed, or set free. Our default nature is still living in the place of bondage, captivity, with brokenness of heart (Isaiah 61:1-3), which includes, confusion, depression, ego, pride, anger, bitterness, jealousy, entitlement or worse), and this is our default nature when we walk in the unbelief, and choose to refuse to enter into the full realm of who He really is, and who we really are.

Instead of continually renewing our minds in the realm of Glory, Honor and Power … we often have many replacement ideas, fancies, pursuits, and habits (e.g., movies, videos, novels, TV, hobbies, etc.) that draw us away from His Glory and consume our time and attention away from our divine calling, and that seems to push us out of our eternal inheritance, and position of ruling and reigning with Christ in heavenly places. As a result, we don’t often represent our King and Heavenly Lord as well as He deserves, and don’t communicate His Love, Grace and Mercy, and His Powerful Leadership and Blessings as we have been ordained and commissioned to do. This leaves us empty and devoid of the powerful intimacy He has provided for us.

The awesome and wonderful good news is this is a completely correctable condition. Jesus has provided us full access to His glory, His Honor and His Power! Due to our place in Him we are invited to enjoy glory in our relationship with Him as well as with one another. Truly, we are changed by our communion with Jesus as well as the Divine Connections He places us in.

May the LORD of Glory, Honor, and Power draw us into our full inheritance in Him. Amen!

Love to you in Jesus Christ.

Thomas Devick and Venetia Carpenter
Thomas  & me  2 - July 29'14

LOVING MY HEART TO LIFE
JOHN 10:10
I am realizing more and more that my heart needs to be fully loved in order to be able to fully love. I am seeing this in many areas of my own life and some in the life of others. In order to me to be able to give love I need to have a heart that can contain real love. I need a heart to sustain loving and being loved, which means I have to release any and all false ideas about what love is.
This is true for any relationship whether it is in a natural family, friendships, courtships or marriage. We can only love in direct context to the health of our own hearts. A wounded, bitter, disappointed or otherwise broken heart will be very limited as to its capacity to both receive and give back love. Each one of us has seen the results of the damage an “unloved” heart can cause. It is all around us in varied and multiple forms: child abuse, broken marriages, violence against women, random shootings in schools and other public places are just a few examples of the fruit that comes from an unloved heart. With these facts in mind it is small wonder that Jesus puts so much emphasis on the importance of love. (John 15:12 & 17; James 2:8) Also small wonder why the enemy attempts to devalue it through inappropriate relationships between men and women, same sex marriages and other forms of lust. (1Tim.4:1; Jude 18)
As a believer of many years I felt my heart was both capable to give and receive love from Jesus as well as from others. Several months ago Jesus took me through a time of what I call “major heart surgery”. For me this meant having the Lord peel off the outer layer of my heart in order to let the pink new tissue of my heart come forth. It was not a fun thing but so very necessary. While I lay on the floor weeping I saw the picture of what was taking place in the spirit realm. I saw the hands of the Lord very gently peeling back a layer of my heart. This layer had become brown and leather-like. It had lost its flexibility to move and change easily so had to be removed in order to allow the new pink tissue of my heart to be exposed. When the process was over, I then saw Jesus pouring oil over my new flexible, pink heart that was beating and pulsating with new vigor. (Ezek.36:26-27; Ps. 51:10)
I immediately noticed a difference. My heart was much more tender toward issues of life that had brought little to no response in me before. I was much more sensitive to the heart cries in others and could actually feel some of the pain of others when I was in their presence. This brought me to a place of prayer for them out of a heart of true concern and love whereas before I would not have had the ability to feel or intercede on that level. Other changes came forth also, clearer vision in the spirit, different perceptions when confronted with life’s issues and challenges, more clarity in the prophetic, were some of the things I noticed while learning to live with this ‘new heart’. I now realize that without this process taking place my heart would not be in position to remain “at rest” in this new season Jesus has me in. My life has drastically changed in these past 3-4 months. I went from being called to extended hours of prayer with little else to do with my days to being put back into the marketplace in a the form of a full time job, I have new relationships with precious people the Jesus has put into my life, as well as new daily ministry opportunities. The heart surgery I had endured was needful in order to prepare me to the season I am in now. Truly the Lord is faithful!
I see now that Jesus, in His great love for me, wanted me to fully engage with him on a new level so He had to give me a new heart in order to do so. I was not going to be able to traverse the new journeys of partnership with Him with the heart I had so he gave me a new one. He wanted me to truly love, to really know what love was from His perspective so in order to do that I had to have a new heart. The old heart had become inflexible and to dependent on things that were no longer necessary as Jesus was calling me closer to Him so had to be replaced with one that had the strength and flexibility to both love Jesus deeper thus allowing me to love others fully as well.
I believe this was necessary for this new season Jesus has drawn me into. I have to be open to fully love in the relationships I currently have with family and friends as well as the new relationships He has prepared and made ready for me to walk into. I have come to realize that every process the Lord takes us through, every experience is useful for our good if we will allow the Lord to use it. Truly, what the enemy means for our destruction the Lord can and does use for our great good if we will keep our hearts pointed to Him.
I encourage you to allow the Lord to minister to your heart in this way. Honestly, the process is intense but the results are so worth it! Think ‘no pain, no gain’.
Anything and everything Jesus takes us through or allows us to go through will reap a reward for us if we will walk out what He has for us fully trusting Him to work it for our good.
May you experience new places of Jesus in your journey with Him!

Venetia Carpenter
Ecclesia Int’l Ministries