Archive for September, 2011

Can Wounded Christians Heal?

Posted by on September 30, 2011  |  6 Comments

This week has been one of the most difficult since I rededicated my life to my Creator. Once again my feelings have tried to confuse the truth that is designed to set me free. I can only imagine that there are so many of you who have the same struggle.

Our intentions do not always play out the way we have them mapped out in our minds. Our ideas can be rejected. Sometimes even the love that Jesus tries to reflect through us is rejected. Sometimes the actions of others, while not intended to hurt us… end up hurting us deeply.  Then such an occurance reminds us how broken we are and we seem to not know how to heal.  This has been my burden this week.

It is so very important that we recognize that Satan will never give up at seeking to create conflict among those who are dedicated to living for Him. Where there is to be unity, he seeks to create diversity. And so the shaking for many will cause a return to a focus on self instead of on Jesus.

Now having the knowledge of how to mend and heal is not enough. As with any sin problem…only application of God’s truths and gracious advice can speak to our hearts. Trusting and being faithful even in extreme adversity is a test that God allows. He must know that regardless of the rough terrain, we will not forsake Him, but cling to Him all the more.

Hearts ache for a variety of reasons. Life loss, harsh words spoken to one another, differences in opinion even when unity is sought, observing someone making choices that separate them from Christ … instead of bringing unity,,, and many more.

Philippians 4:4-7, 13   “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

This is an amazing and wonderful promise and it was the one that won my heart back to Christ as I sat in church listening to God calling me home.

Dear brothers and sisters; Be so very cautious as to not let the sun go down on your anger, your suffering and your disappointments.  Or even your own self unworthiness. Jesus does not want you to ignore His outreach to you and to every disheartened soul…of His healing power.  There is power in that blood He shed for us, but we must claim it!

We are not perfect. We error and make mistakes. Sometimes the same ones over and over and over… but God does not give up on us. He allows the opportunity for education and healing to return until we have claimed the victory and placed our full dependence upon Him.

I’m a slow learner. Just ask my parents or those who have remained my friends. But I will not give up! I must learn the ways that Christ instructs me with.

In this same vein… many have and do disregard the truth of Jesus because they cant’ do without. They lock themselves into their own theology. Not the Word of God. But only the “Truth” will set them free. That is why prayer is so powerful. We must lift each other up and seek healing for each other even in the face of adversity and feelings of despair that seek to overtake us. No prayer sent up to our amazing God goes unheard or unanswered. But we must let Him deal with such matters and not try to do the fixing ourselves. Giving it over in prayer and then taking it back, constricts and invalidates His power.

Trust and faith is not a feeling. We must learn to live outside of our feelings and be secure in what we know as the truth that God has provided us through His Word.  Satan is ever present to catch us off guard, to get us off track. He too is seeking to win souls. Souls that will seek to overtake what cannot be his.

Guard yourselves. Protect yourself with prayer and claiming the blood of Jesus that Satan is not allowed to penetrate. Over and over and over… Wounds need treatment during the healing process. Victory is not an illusion. It has already been won at the cross and is ours free to claim.

Surrender and claim!


God bless you … please continue to pray for me … and I will pray for you.

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Who’s In Charge Here?

Posted by on September 21, 2011  |  No Comments

 

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him, Those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land.” Psalms 37:7, 9

“In patience possess your souls.”
“Ye have need of patience.”
“Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire.”

In my excitement over God’s many blessings, revelations and miracles, I sense such an urgency to share what is possible when we look to God and when we experience the healing He intends for us.

God gives such clear direction, yet so many look for ways of doing that which He doesn’t approve of and somehow try to shape it as though He does.  This is so clear in many Christian faiths today. The core believers are shirking from the clear Word of God. Many are trying to silence the mouths of those who have been redeemed, because their testimony is powerful and because the unleashing of His power, grace and healing didn’t stem from any action on behalf of the church.

God is answering prayers of devoted believers whether the church is on board or not. You see that is the beauty of God!  He reaches out to every heart that is hungry. All He waits for is our willingness. Sometimes in the organized faith there is a resistance to being willing to allow the sharing of the bountiful blessings and healing that He has poured out upon His people.

Odd isn’t it? While the church has never been able to figure out is how to apply God’s Word to victims of homosexuality, they can be seen pushing against the voice of those who have … with God’s personal direction; claimed the freedom that was never organizationally offered.

So now, scholars and leaders try to pick and choose from whatever material they can get their hands on. If it makes sense in the midst of their ignorance, they adopt it and then try to pass it off as the solution. This is both sad and frustrating to see. The sincere  repentant and healing sinner is being silenced until the church approves of their conversion.  Imagine how disappointing this must be to God as He seeks to keep the connection alive between both the reticent and the  redeemed.

While homosexuals have been alienated and ostracized by Christians; even their reclaimed trust in God seems to be offensive to leadership.

It is this that has been heavy on my heart since God returned me to Him. There are those, I thank God for, who recognize the need to build the bridge. To believe in the power and strength of God. Not only in His intervention with homosexuality, but gossips, adulterers, drunkards, self-righteous, greedy and gluttons.

The church has feared the hands-on interaction required in the healing process.  We can talk from the platform and spew forth carefully constructed words that will be palatable to the congregation majority. But we fear treading on something that may not be readily accepted or comfortably absorbed by half dead Christians.    A spiritual speaker recently spoke at a leadership convention by the name of Carlton Byrd.  Over and over throughout His presentation he bellowed; “DO SOMETHING!”

God is ready to come!  He is growing weary in waiting for us to “DO SOMETHING!”   Wake up pastor! Wake up church leader!  Wake up General Conference!  God does not want your sterile, soft peddled approach or comments!  He wants you to “DO SOMETHING!”  He wants to know that you believe His gospel!  Didn’t you take an oath to Him to preach it?   What did you think you were getting into?

John 21:17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”   Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

A personal favorite for those who God has commissioned:  Philippians 4:13.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The commission does not end when the water seems rough. Matthew 14:24.  But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

We must claim strength and the power that Jesus freely gives.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here  to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17: 18-20

It is at times… difficult to wait while God stirs the hearts of His chosen.  He lets us back ourselves into a corner so that we simply must see the commission He has given us to reach out in an active way. Reflect His love. Declare His victory and share it with every hungry soul who will listen regardless of their sin.

Pray to God and take time to listen to those whose lives HE HAS CHANGED!

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Give Us This Day

Posted by on September 17, 2011  |  No Comments

Satan’s ploy over this world is one designed to ensnare us without our recognizing it. Slowly, but gradually many detour from God’s Word and the clearness of His Word which He freely reveals to us. Eventually, many find they have justified their actions regardless of how revealing God has made it that it is sin.

Christian writer, Ellen White had this to say.

“In this degenerate age many will be found who are so blinded to the sinfulness of sin that they choose a licentious life because it suits the natural and perverse inclination of the heart. Instead of facing the mirror of the law of God and bringing their hearts and characters up to God’s standard, they allow Satan’s agents to erect his standard in their hearts. Corrupt men think it easier to misinterpret the Scriptures to sustain them in their iniquity than to yield up their corruption and sin and be pure in heart and life. {AH 329.3}

There are more men of this stamp than many have imagined, and they will multiply as we draw near the end of time.{AH 329.4}


When Satan’s bewitching power controls a person, God is forgotten, and man who is filled with corrupt purposes is extolled. Secret licentiousness is practiced by these deceived souls as a virtue. This is a species of witchcraft…. There is always a bewitching power in heresies and in licentiousness. The mind is so deluded that it cannot reason intelligently, and an illusion is continually leading it from purity. The spiritual eyesight becomes blurred, and persons of hitherto untainted morals become confused under the delusive sophistry of those agents of Satan who profess to be messengers of light. It is this delusion which gives these agents power. Should they come out boldly and make their advances openly, they would be repulsed without a moment’s hesitation; but they work first to gain sympathy and secure confidence in themselves as holy, self-sacrificing men of God. As his special messengers they then begin their artful work of drawing away souls from the path of rectitude by attempting to make void the law of God. “{AH 330.1}


Victory is ours if we choose it. Whether it be lust, pride, self-gratification, arrogance, homosexuality or any other sin; we only need hand it over to God. Well some of you may be thinking… “Easy for you to say.”  When God convicted my heart and I laid my life at His feet as I knelt before Him confessing my sins, He began to give me strength to make decisions for Him. The goal on earth is not for everything to be easy, but to learn how to face challenges with the strength that God provides. Continually and clearly making decisions for Him and recognizing our destiny, rather than pleasuring ourselves in earth’s distractions and the temptations that Satan abundantly places before us.


You see, God doesn’t want us to just happen by heaven to see if we like it or not and then cultivate thoughts and decisions as Lucifer had done that sought to outwit and supersede the power and authority of God.  “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15


I urge you to spend time with Him. Turn off the television and the radio and commune with God. Read His Word. Pour out your heart and let Him speak to you. It is in this stillness that you are able to determine that God is calling you to serve and obey Him. And with reason and clarity. With every passing moment dwelling in Him, you will discern truth, purpose and the reasons for doing His will instead of your own.  His love is magnificent. It is beyond any earthly pleasure or seemingly satisfying distraction. All of our earthly pleasures are temporary and have no permanent fulfillment that glorifies God.

Scared? Confused? Lacking boldness in decision?   Don’t worry… check out God’s promises.


Philippians 4: 13 promises this:  “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”  It is this promise that pulled me out of the much and mire of my earthly focus and drew me to Jesus Christ.  The victory is yours to claim!  He already paid for it and is offering it to you if you will accept it and take that first step of making a decision for Him.


Our God is an awesome God. He will leave no soul behind who truthfully desires to be in His presence.

Many blessings to each of you.


Should you desire a seminar that educates pastors, leaders and concerned church members on learning how to love and reach out to gays/homosexuals, please use  the contact form or write me at knowgreaterlove@comcast.net

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The Possible Dream

Posted by on September 16, 2011  |  No Comments

Praise God, He does not leave us in our muck and mire, but provides a way out.  We are in the final countdown. I’m so thrilled about that. We have waited and have all desired to go to a better place. But many of us have been stagnant in recognizing what our part is to help further the rescuing efforts our savior employs us with.

Homosexuality has always been viewed as the “crowning sin.” Somehow we have managed to white wash most of the other ones. Over the past couple of years, God has provided some wonderful insights and revelations that have been effective in the much-needed outreach to the gay community. But the real bonus has been in seeing interested listeners reconnect with a new intimacy with their savior regardless of what the sin issue is.

The sin solution is the same whether you are prone to gossip, lust, greed, same-sex attraction or any other sin. Watching people “get it!” is fascinating.  Many of God’s Children can now see hope where they didn’t even see a glimmer before.  We have all sat and listened to sermon after sermon. But how many engage us into a constant submission to Christ … every moment of every day?

None of us can afford not to listen and obey as God speaks to our hearts. We must commit our ways unto Him. We must turn over EVERY cherished sin. Idle time, fruitless spending, vanity, satisfaction and pleasure from the world, pornography, self-glorification, etc.   It is easy to coast and let the world shape us rather than actively getting involved with the change that God has designed for us to fill ourselves with His righteousness and reflect Him to every soul we encounter.

2 Corinthians 3:18  “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”  Isn’t that powerful!  We can have change in our lives when we fully and completely submit ourselves to Him. This is not the prayer that says “God take this.”  This is a more complete giving over to Christ what we frequently tend to take back.   Leave it at Jesus feet. And continue to give it back to Him when it looks like our problem is returning.  That is when Jesus sees that we truly want Him in charge.  This is where we experience healing.

I am so excited when I see God’s children actively adopt this concept. Many listen to a sermon every week in church, but few sermons connect us to the need to constantly put ourselves in God’s control.  As we grow in the process we transform from being a church member to being a church family who supports one another, heals together and lifts one another up in prayer. We become equals. We help remove the “crowning sin” and actively take part in the destruction of all sin.

Speak to your pastor today and compel him to speak of homosexuality from the pulpit or to make a provision for my weekend seminar that opens up the doors of communication and active participation in reaching out to those who have been regarded as not good enough for the kingdom.  There is power in the blood. There is power very every one of us. Lets explore the parallels together. Let’s heal together!

You can reach me by emailing me at knowgreaterlove@comcast.net     ————- Many of God’s rich blessings to you,   Wayne Blakely

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Pastors – Have NO FEAR!

Posted by on September 10, 2011  |  2 Comments

Over the last few days God has provided me the most distinguished pleasure of sharing God’s victories and miracles of those with same-sex attraction with a group of pastors gathered to seek out the latest opportunities and information available to enhance and reach out with the loving hope and gospel of Jesus.

I have been fortunate to share need of sharing more than just the knowledge of Jesus Christ; but also embracing EVERY sinner with a practical application of the source of our love… our Creator and heavenly father.

God has allowed Christians to back themselves into a corner. Into a tight space that narrows the scope on the mission God has given us. Love…. Love those who have been alienated and seen as a blight on society. Apply the spirit of love where it has not been properly represented.

I sensed a hunger for education that I have never witnessed before. Tons of questions were asked. A willingness to demonstrate the final call of God to those who have chosen to live according to the feelings of self. A willingness to enter into relationships with souls searching for hope and truth. Developing a relationship with their Creator that begins to help confused souls and sinners hone in on what kind of relationship God desires. What He asks of us. How to grow in the relationship. How to know a God with skin on.

I witnessed pastors and elders who sat like a sponge, soaking up any tool available to them in learning to how to reach out not in a judgmental way, but with a call to righteousness.  No Fear!  Ready to reach out and call ALL to the glory of God!

“There are some prayers that are followed by a Divine silence because we are not yet ripe for all we have asked; there are others which are so followed because we are ripe for more. We do not always know the full strength of our own capacity; we have to be prepared for receiving greater blessings than we have ever dreamed of.”  George Matheson

“But thou, O LORD, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15

REACH OUT!  Do not fear… trust Him…. Invite this message of hope and love to your church or organization. It is a three part seminar outlined on this web site.

I am so blessed and pray that will be also by opening up and trusting God.

email me at  knowgreaterlove@comcast.net

Souls have waited restlessly for the call of the Holy Spirit!  God is good!  He is so patient while He has waited for us to respond to the urgency of this final message of love and truth being spread far and wide.

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Growing Pains

Posted by on September 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2

Coming out of homosexuality has many challenges. But the focus on this sometimes highlights some of the other weaknesses in our relationship with God.  I can think of several. Patience is probably at the top of the list.

As we walk with Christ, He knows which challenges to put before us and when. He has our best interests under His caring and watchful eye. It is so very important never to doubt Him, because He works all things together for those who love Him.

Waiting upon Him is sometimes difficult, and that can also be challenged with knowing if you are hearing Him.  As a kid I used to be so frustrated with not being to audibly hear God. I must say that that has followed me into my adult life.  Yet in that is another lesson of trust and faith.

He leads us and teaches us. Sometimes this is by putting people in our path to help teach certain lessons and He then places us in someone elses path to assist them in their walk as well.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we didn’t wait until we see His complete result and the working out of our concerns to express our joy toward Him.  It’s almost like we’re making it circumstantial with God.  But He will never want anything but the best for us. He doesn’t undermine us. He lifts us up. He grows us into the most beautiful blossom if we don’t intervene and try to take over and do it our way because of our impatience.

Retraining and re-educating us is quite a process. Forward, backward, then forward again. He is so patient to keep presenting the solutions to us until we grasp His truth, His strength and then make the appropriate application to our walk with Him.

Some of the fall out from our stubbornness can involve those He placed in our path to help us … that we actually became upset with.  One thing is for sure; we are never finished with the training and many valuable lessons God provides.

In His deep love for us, He will never overwhelm us with more than is bearable in our abiding and submitting to Him.   I just love Him. He is so very good to us!

Be blessed today!

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