Pat and Karen Schatzline, are Evangelists and Authors, who travel all over the world preaching the Gospel. Their ministry, Remnant Ministries Intl., is one marked by God's outpouring and a Spirit of refreshing which follows them. Their books include: "Why is God so mad at me?", "I am Remnant", "Dehydrated", "Unqualified", "Rebuilding the Altar" and "Restore the Roar" which was released on August 6th, 2019. Pat and Karen simply desire to help people find a deeper walk with Christ!
Today, as we prayed and talked, this is what God is speaking to mine and Karen’s heart … “RESET!”
It is time to reset everything. We have been given a reprieve from the treadmill of life. Now we must decide to lean into the voice of God and develop a new normal! Now we must rethink everything.
“And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.” 1 Peter 5:10 (TPT)
RESET- what you considered....
🔥Prayer Time - Get to know God in a deeper and more profound way! Go deep! Let this be your Psalm 42:6-7, “Deep crieth unto Deep” season. Pray the Lord’s Prayer! Commune with God and he will show up! James 4:6, “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you!” Praise him for already providing the antidote.
🔥Family Time - Use this time to get to know each other again! Listen more than you talk. Laugh more than you cry. Play together again. Most importantly, PRAY together again! Psalm 127:1, “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”
🔥The Valuable - Possessions and things of this world cannot compare to what God has in store for you. Store up treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20). Sow into your church! Stay faithful!
🔥Your Purpose - It isn’t about the stage or the crowd it is about being His hands and feet! Rethink how you have done life. Remember, if the stage can seduce you; then it can also reduce you. Be confident in the fact you are Christ’s Ambassador! (2 Cor. 5:20). Remember, Saul who became Paul disappeared for three years and came out as a new man ready to change the world. Isolation redefined purpose.
🔥Your Success - Your value comes from your Heavenly Father and not people, options or the plaudits of man. Maybe this is the season to rewrite your resume! Could this be the nudge from heaven that causes you to shift your job and profession? Maybe, it is time to realize that it is God that gives you the ability to create wealth. (Deut. 8:18). He takes joy in your prosperity. (Ps. 35:27)
🔥Your Wealth - He has got you. There is no bankruptcy sign in heaven. He is the great employer. He still knows the recipe to Manna!
🔥Our Fellowship - We have one heart and one body in Christ! (Romans 12:5). Let’s come together! Forget politics! Forget things that do not matter. Let’s spur each other on!
(Hebrews 10:24) in good works.
🔥Our Vision - Now is the time look through the eyes of God and not our own. Pick up the spiritual telescope and see that God can has a plan for revival to hit the land! Habakkuk 2:2 your life. Write down your vision!
🔥Your inheritance matters to God!
Let this be our promise: “[ God’s Faithfulness ] Yahweh says: “When the time of showing you favor has come, I will answer your heart’s cry. I will help you in the day of salvation, for I have fixed my eyes on you. I have made you a covenant people to restore the land and to resettle families on forgotten inheritances.” Isaiah 49:8, TPT
Let’s RESET! Maybe after we reset we will see the breakthrough!
This morning when I awoke I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Are you through with being intimidated by the Coronavirus? Are you ready for peace to be back in your home?" I said, " Lord, I do believe I have allowed this to consume us. Our home is not walking by faith. How do I fix this?” Here is what He told me:
🗝1.Turn off TV!The 24 hour news cycle that reminds us every day the world is doomed. We must quit paying them to defeat our faith. The airwaves in your home will disrupt your spiritual AIR-WAY! Job 33:4, “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the almighty gives me life!” It is time to breathe again! God has got this! It’s time to wait on the goodness of the Lord! “Fear corrodes our confidence in God’s goodness.” Psalms 23:6 (TPT), “ So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!”
🗝2.Turn worship music on in your home and speak PEACE and SAFETY over your home. Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.“ Worship restores God’s heart to your dwelling. Psalms 31:19 (TPT), “Lord, how wonderful you are! You have stored up so many good things for us, like a treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with blessings— all for those who honor and worship you! Everybody knows what you can do for those who turn and hide themselves in you.”
🗝3. Declare & speak Psalm 91 over your family, friends, church, city and finances.Especially declare, Psalms 91:3-4, “He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusations and any deadly curse. His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.” (TPT)
🗝4. Take back your God given authority! Pray the prayer Authority that Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:18-23, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.“ (NIV)
🗝5. Go outside! Have fun as a family! Use this as a time of peace and solitude. Walk, run, dance, play and dream! Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (NIV) Your family is watching you! Be the spiritual thermostat. Psalms 16:11, "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Soon this will pass. You, with a smile on your face, will be able to say, “I knew that God could handle this! He is faithful!”
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It is time to declare identity, His identity, over you and your family. After the season of silence comes the roar! Families have lost their roar! If you have been in a battle for your marriage or family it might be because there is an all-out war sent from the enemy to not only stop your voice, but to quiet your roar! In fact, there is a sound rising up – a sound that is about to break the silence. It is the sound of families rising up, marriages coming together, generations worshiping and declaring freedom! We hear the sound of a roar!
We want to share with you the day the silence was broken, and a voice awakened! The day a father’s silence ended, and prophesy was fulfilled. The prophecy of John the Baptist was that He would prepare the way for Jesus. InIsaiah 40:3 it says about John, “A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness preparethe wayfor theLord, make straightin the deserta highway for our God.” Before Jesus can arrive on the scene the ROAR has to happen.
Before the fulfillment of prophesy, (John 1:23, “So, John answered them,“I am fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy:‘I am an urgent, thundering voice shouting in the desert—clear the way and prepare your hearts for the coming of the Lord Yahweh!” (TPT)), there had to be identity declared. John would become the ROAR! He was the one who prepared the way! But there is a part of the story that gets lost. A part that is the key to how John the Baptist came into the world.You see, it didn’t start with a roar! It started with a silence, a mute!How many of you know that before your greatest miracle is usually your greatest test?
You need to be reminded today of the missing part of the story, the story of Zechariah & Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist. Zachariah was a priest. He was married to a woman of God named Elizabeth. Their home was missing the sound of joy. They had not been able to have children. Now they were old. They had experienced years of heart ache! Waiting on a miracle! One day Zachariah was at the temple standing next to the altar the angel Gabriel appeared to him. He freaked out! Luke 1:11-13 says, “When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.”The angel tells him that his son will be full of the Holy Spirit. Guard him. Keep him clean. Then the angel in Luke 1:16-17 quotes the Prophet Malachi. Malachi 4:5-6, “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
Sometimes it is hard to keep believing for the promise. Can we tell you today, keep believing! His promises are true, and the silence is about to be broken! Zachariah responds to the angel, Luke 1:18-20, Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.” Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news! But now, since you didn’t believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time.”
Now Dad went silent! Fear and lack of faith had caused him to go silent! There is a battle for the voice of dads and moms in this nation! If we fail to speak identity it will be spoken by another voice. The only difference between the believer’s voice of today and the voices of perversion, with a radical agenda, is that we went mute when they went louder. From sitcoms to songs, culture is declaring that parents are irrelevant. It is time to roar over your family once again and speak His identity over your family so that the generations will declare.
Zachariah has gone silent. Can you imagine this home? Elizabeth is pregnant, but they can’t talk about it! They can’t dream together.Fear accepted will steal your roar! Elizabeth is pregnant. The house is quiet.At the same time Mary (her cousin) is also pregnant with Jesus.Mary decides to go visit her cousin Elizabeth who is pregnant with John. Luke 1:41, shares the moment when promise meets prophesy fulfilled, “At the moment she heard Mary’s voice, the babywithin Elizabeth’s womb jumped and kicked. And suddenly, Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit!” (TPT) When Jesus comes in the house your kids will get fired up!Dad was still quiet! Then finally, the child is born.On the 8th day they take to be circumcised. This is when the child is given a name, watch what happens.
Look at Luke 1:59-61, “When the baby was eight days old, according to their custom, all the family and friends came together for the circumcision ceremony. Everyone was convinced that the parents would name the baby Zechariah, after his father.But Elizabeth spoke up and said, “No, he has to be named John! “What?” they exclaimed. “No one in your family line has that name!”(TPT)Be careful, just before the roar will come the negative voices. The doubters! How could he not be named after his dad? Would he not carry on the name? No, he would be called to proclaim the name of Jesus!
Mom and Dad, you have to fight for your children’s identity! It was time for the silence to be broken, identity declared, and the roar released.Luke 1:62-63 says, “So they gestured to the baby’s father to ask what to name the child.After motioning for a writing tablet, in amazement of all, he wrote, “His name is John.”Dad and Mom step up! Join forces against the voices!Luke 1:64, “Instantly Zechariah could speak again. And his first words were praises to the Lord.”You see, how you handle your greatest fear today will often determine how others experience God tomorrow!
Fast forward … 30 years later… The voice of one crying in the wilderness. The Roar comes when identity is revealed!When Zachariah declared his name to be “John” and identity was given, it would eventually allow John to fulfill prophesy, “John 1:29-30, “The very next day John saw Jesus coming to him to be baptized, and John cried out, “Look! There he is—God’s Lamb! He will take awaythe sins of the world!I told you that a Mighty Onewould come who is far greater than I am, because he existed long before I was born!”