What is Life Application Ministries?
In the last issue I went into detail about this ministry, however, wanted to reiterate its importance in a more personal way for you.
Many of those who are attending my ministry meetings have been inviting guests. When the guests ask, "What is Life Application Ministries?" The responses are something like, "Well, um, about relationships." Some say, "forgiveness", others say, "Oh I cant really put it into words, youve just gotta come".
So with that in mind, Id like to give you the mission statement for this ministry hoping that it will help those who share the focus of this ministry to others.
Life Application Ministries is a ministry helping Christians (however many unsaved have come to know the Lord through this ministry) who feel stuck, have illnesses that are incurable or chronic, and wonder when the promises in the word of God will begin happening for them.
Well, let me go on to say its people who have lost hope, at their "last straw" and pondering thoughts of suicide, wanting to serve God but cant hear His voice, wondering why prayers arent being answered, has God forgotten them, having struggles in everything they do, dont feel good about themselves, tired of being used by the opposite sex, need a refreshing touch from God, well, you get the picture.
We help individuals get free from the bondage and mindsets through the power and revelation of the Word of God.
Hmm it looks like the mission statement turned into more than a one liner.
I suppose I too have a hard time describing this ministry because its more than addressing just "one" thing. Many areas are covered in this ministry, how to have relationships with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit uniquely separately yet all the same! Having good relationships with ourselves and with others. Its how to forgive the unforgivable, understanding the importance of forgiving. Identifying root causes to illnesses, and breaking generational curses that are passed down from generation to generation.
I guess this ministry cant be described in a "nut shell", but as I meditated on this a bit more, God gave me this one liner, "Equipping people to live full and productive lives." This if course is very generic, but does encompass what the "goal" is for individuals. But you decide how you want to best describe it. I hope those of you who havent attended a meeting find time to do so. I would love to hear what you would describe this ministry as being I would really appreciate feedback and possibly use it for this ministrys mission statement!
You can respond by email or write to Life Application Ministries, P.O. Box 165, Mt. Aukum, CA 95656.
Our Motto is: "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.
By Linda Lange
I plan to share a personal revelation in each newsletter of what the Lord has given me. I use these revelations in my seminars but not everyone can attend the seminars so I wanted to share them with you as they come. This one is called "The Crack".
On the morning of 10/18/00 while talking to the Lord as I was driving to work a strange thing happened. I was looking out into the darkened early morning sky and saw a giant crack from the top of the sky to the ground. It was a crooked crack but about an inch or so thick. I began rubbing my eyes thinking it was a little fuzz or something, but no matter what I tried, the crack was still there. Everywhere my eyes looked, the crack went. So, without further ado, I asked God what it meant.
He said, "You have a crack in your foundation."
I asked, "What foundation, with you? Am I mad at you about something?
He said, "Yes".
I was not sure what it could be or even what prompted me to even think I had a cracked relationship with God, afterall, I had just got done enjoying fellow-shipping with Him and didnt "feel" anything wrong.
So with that I began looking deep into my heart and asking God to reveal to me what I am mad at Him about. Within minutes, this was what was revealed. (See, if we are willing to see the truth, we will which brings freedom and its that freedom that allows us to build stronger and greater relationships with God, ourselves and those around us.)
He, in His mercy and love, showed me that I was angry at Him for not answering certain prayers. Here are a few He showed me clearly.
- Why am I still commuting over an hour to work I thought Id have a job closer to home by now?
- Why was my son Jason still living in Alaska, I wanted him to move closer?
- When will Tom want to go to church with me?
Those were a few of the things that were made clear to me. They arent "big" things, but any "spot" or "blemish" will hold back good things from happening to me (Jeremiah 5:25) Interestingly enough, good things have been happening and what God wanted me to know was that there were far GREATER things that can happen when these "small" things are dealt with.
Immediately I realized I had unforgiveness toward Him for not answering these prayers. So from this I forgave Him, I forgave myself and received forgiveness and restoration within.
Then the Lord said, "I have given you far above all that you have asked. You have been gaining faith, peace, joy, righteousness in Jesus, trust, belief, power, anointing to help others be strong in Me, healings, everything you have asked for I have given."
When I thought about that, He was absolutely correct, He has answered all my prayers. My life is so full and exciting, my physical health and circumstances have improved greatly too.
He then began to explain why these prayers werent answered. He said:
"You werent asking for anything. These "so called" prayers were not prayers at all, they were questions, complaints, wishes, hopes and wants." He then said, "You really dont want them to happen."
Well, that shut me up. As I began looking at those issues, He was right! I really didnt want them to happen. That was a truth I had to face. So Why?
#1 My commute to work over an hour one-way has been the most rewarding time of my day. I spend time in fellowship with God, I listen to Joyce Meyer tapes, and I get revelations while driving my car that I use in my seminars. Also, God assured me there were no jobs closer with the opportunities I have with the one I have now. He could give me a closer job but it may not be a "good" job and doesnt want to put me someplace just so my drive is closer. He has weighed out the whole thing and chose this route for me. Now, this is no longer a desire I am content in my commute and enjoy it.
#2 This was the most painful prayer of them all. I wept when this one came to mind. I have lived so far away from Jason (my son) all his life and was sad about it. I had prayed since he was a little boy that we would be together one day. When I forgave God for not having Jason closer to me, the pain disappeared. God began showing me that He has a life to live now, hes an adult, and that my own desires are selfish. God also replaced that pain with joy and peace and contentment that ONE DAY we will be together, just not today. In the meantime, Ill enjoy our long distance relationship.
#3 I really would like my husband to go to church with me but its no longer a "thorn". I am so content in Him staying home while I go. I dont make excuses for him when people ask but simply enjoy my time with God. There are many reasons I dont mind Tom not coming but one revelation I did get was that church does not make the person a Godly and Holy person, relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit ONLY. Tom has that. He is the most loving, giving, kind, passionate, forgiving, patient husband I know on the face of this earth. He reflects the love that Christ talks about toward wives. He prefers me, he esteems me, he encourages me, he supports me, helps me to grow in freedom in Jesus, and teaches me so much! Yes, my husband teaches me we communicate daily! I no longer pray this prayer, whatever God chooses to do with Tom is fine with me, and right now church isnt in his path.
Then to go deeper, He began showing me that these three issues reflected the spirit realm. I have learned that things dont manifest in the flesh until it first manifests in the spirit. So, these three issues parallel something spiritual God is working out in me.
So until God decides to reveal the "spiritual root" behind these requests, I choose to be content in my heart, to believe God is in control, and enjoy my life as where I am today; even with the little nagging things which by the way arent nagging at me any longer.
One thing I know about God is that He does GIVE us the desires of our heart, so I wouldnt be surprised if next time we visit I can report answered prayer.
So that morning when I got to work, my whole world was different. By restoring my relationship with God, that I didnt even know needed restoring, began a chain reaction of wonderful events that morning. People were smiling more than ever at me, making encouraging comments, going out of their way to visit with me, etc., It was as though I was a magnet. And what I discovered was that the Lord released MORE of Himself into my life because those little "blocks" were no longer present! This drew people, because they werent seeing me, they were seeing God.
My cracked foundation was no longer cracked so it caused the flow of Gods love and anointing to flow through me and out to others.
The requests I had are no longer issues to me. I have learned to be content because my foundation in God was restored. I had to forgive God. Some of you may say thats impossible! But if you have never done it, dont judge what you do not understand.
See I didnt even know these things were bothering me. I wonder if any of you reading this have any unanswered prayers. Perhaps you have issues about the way you look, or the life you have, the experiences you had growing up. Maybe you have unforgiveness toward God and the way He has orchestrated your life. Its time to Ask God.
Some of you may be saying, Im not mad at God. I didnt think I was either, but when I asked Him to revealed it to me, I found out I was. Hey, it doesnt hurt to ask, if theres nothing there, it wont be an issue for you. But if there is something there, just think what freedom and peace will come to you after confessing? Some of you arent actually mad at God but in all actuality, if you dont like the way you look, the way you feel, the circumstances in your life you have unforgiveness toward Him for allowing these things in your life. Anyone who THINKS God is mad at them in all actuality are really mad at God! Selah
I have heard people say, "God could have stopped them if He wanted to but He didnt so He really doesnt love me". This person is mad at God because they "believe" God didnt show up for their needs. Past is past, and God wants you to release these hidden painful memories to Him by forgiving Him now and stop trying to figure out WHY.
Until we have a right relationship with God, forgiving Him for what WE THINK He did or didnt do, thats when our lives will begin a healing process. Until we accept and understand His unconditional love and BELIEVE its for us, we will always have "accusing" questions about God and live in unbelief and fear.
I wonder if we are asking God to move specifically in an area or are we simply hem-hawing? Complaining, wishing, and hoping wont move the hand of God. Asking does. Scripture says, "We have not because we ask not, and when we do ask, we ask amiss." Selah
If you want help in this area, please do not hesitate to contact us at (530) 620-2712 or email response.
I enjoy sharing what has taken place in peoples lives that have come in contact with this ministry. This particular feature is about a friend of mine.
We have been friends for almost 20 years, we have seen each other grow, backslide, have problems, have victories, and so on. You can probably identify a friend like that in your life somewhere along the way.
Well, just recently, its been about 8 months or so now, we contacted each other again. You know, we have long lost friends that we talk to every few months or so, and its like we never lost any time between.
But this was a disturbing kind of call. My friend was in desperate need for help. She had shared about her situation with her husband, they were filing for a divorce, going bankrupt, her life with the Lord was at its lowest and shes been seeing a psychologist because of her anger and other problems.
At that time, her husband had a broken leg due to an argument they had. As they were yelling at each other she chased him out the door and he fell and broke it. So, there were some definite problems here.
This woman was full of life, the last I saw her, she was faithful to God, and loved him deeply. She said she still did but was so miserable.
With that I asked her if I could come see her, she said yes.
We spent one evening together as I ministered to her. I ended up spending the night and the next day, what a change.
She had a feeling of hopefulness again, she had a different view of herself, she felt her life was restored with God again as evidenced by the peace and joy she had in her heart. The days went on as the Lord began moving upon her life. As she began allowing the Lord to dive deeper into her heart to purge the impurities, her life was transforming.
Her husband noticed something different about her. They reconciled, they are not getting a divorce, they have a love now that is real and solid, they are learning to communicate with out fear, and they arent losing their home to bankruptcy!
Wow! What a miracle. This didnt take place over night, and there was some crying nights when she had to "reap" some of the things she planted in her relationship, but today I am here to say she is so beautiful, so in love with her husband, so full of the Love of God she is PURE JOY to be around. It wasnt easy but it was the only way to regain her life back and build the right relationship with God, herself and her family.
She sent me this prayer, at first I thought she wrote it, but she didnt she said it was what she felt my ministry was to her and how it inspired her. Here it is:
"To walk in Forgiveness"
Father, in the name of Jesus, I make a fresh commitment to You to live in peace and harmony not only with the other brothers and sisters of the Body of Christ, but also with my friends, associates, neighbors, and family.
I let go of all bitterness, resentment, envying, strife, and unkindness in any form. I give no place to the devil, in Jesus name. Now Father, I ask Your forgiveness, by faith, and I receive it, having assurance that I am cleansed from all unrighteousness through Jesus Christ. I ask You to forgive and release all who have wronged and hurt me. I forgive and release them. Deal with them in Your mercy and loving-kindness.
From this moment on, I purpose to walk in love, to seek peace, to live in agreement, and to conduct myself toward others in a manner that is pleasing to You. I know that I have a right standing with You and Your ears are attentive to my prayers.
It is written in your Word that the love of God has been poured forth into my heart by the Holy Ghost who is given to me. I believe that love flows forth into the lives of everyone I know. That I may be filled with and abound in the fruits of righteousness which bring glory and honor unto You, Lord, In Jesus name. So be it!
(Scripture references: Romans 12:10, 16-18; I Peter 3:8, 11-12; Philippians 2:2; Colossians 1:10; Romans 5:5: john 1:9; Philippians 1:11:Mark 11:25: Ephesians 4:27, 31-32.)
She has come a long way and it has been a pleasure to see good fruit coming forth every time I see her!
Date: May 26th
Time: 1:00 pm 5:00 pm
Location: 2764 9th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free Concert (FREEDOM FEST #3)
Date: June 9th
Time: 1:00 pm 6:00 pm
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Help for the Holidays free giveaway event.
Date: Dec. 8-9th
Time: 11: 00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Location: River Pines Town Hall, River Pines
INSIGHT ON DISEASE
Diseases that are incurable, etiology unknown (dont know the origin), is most likely a spiritually rooted disease and no amount of diet change, drugs, operations, or even "laying on of hands" will heal that ailment. The antidote is "truth".
This issue will focus on Fibromyalgia.
Etiology: Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (PFS). The condition occurs mainly in females, is particularly likely to occur in healthy young women who tend to be stressed, tense, depressed, anxious and striving
The manifestations of this disease are pain either locally or generalized all over the body without reason or cause!
The term myalgia indicates muscular pain, which is due to inflammation of muscle tissues, ligaments, tendons and white connective tissue. Fibromyalgia is the term used for pain where inflammation is not present.
The reason this is found in women is because women have begun taking on roles that were not intended for them. Most women are the spiritual leaders in the home this has to change. I heard Pastor Wright say one time, "If men would love their wives properly, the women would get well." Yes this puts responsibility on the man, lets look at scripture. I Corinthians 11:8 says that man was not made for woman but woman for man. Hes to take care of her not the other way around.
Anxiety, stress and fear come upon women under these circumstances, because she is the weaker vessel! (I Peter 3:7). It doesnt mean that she is weak upstairs, it simply means that the husband was designed to lead in all things, to establish the kingdom of God in righteousness, in justice, and in love in their home. Proverbs 31:11-12 says that the woman was no slouch but her husband was known by the elders and did sit in the gates of the city. A man will gain the responsive love of a wife when he takes his rightful place in the home IN LOVE.
A mans love toward a wife does not include control, overbearing and demanding attitudes. If a man has difficulty loving properly, this man has not received the love of God for themselves. They cannot give away what they dont already possess FOR THEMSELVES. (Note to men: If this is your case, go to God right now and say, Lord, I lack in the area of love because Im not loving like you want me to. I need your love God. Your love in me and for me first before I can love my family properly. Show me your love and LET me receive it gladly).
A message for the women: Take your resentments of your husband (or the lead in your home) to the Lord. Forgive them, forgive yourselves and begin to learn when you are doing more than you should be. Begin to take action by taking no action. If the lawn needs to be mowed and its your husbands job, take it to God, and dont mow it. Dont nag your husband, simply take it to God and watch Him move on your behalf BECAUSE you are doing it GODs way!
This does take time because we have been "DOING" everything for a long long time. But its OK - start today. And watch your body begin to heal!
If you are single and there is no man in the home, you may need to forgive your father. Many women who develop this are due to a father who didnt love them properly. Women strive and perform for attention of their fathers only to get rejected, abused, and made ashamed. This woman needs to forgive daddy, forgive themselves and even forgive God for not intervening on her behalf (as she sees fit).
If you want personal ministry along these lines, please email or call (530) 620-2712.
How to Get In Touch With Us:
For information about the seminars, events, or personal ministry you can call (530) 620-2712, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. You may need to leave a message, but your call will be returned within 24 hours. Web site is www.mindsync.com/LAM, email is TruthFrees@Mindsync.com.
I will be happy to talk with you personally. I am never too busy to help!
BOOKS and other materials:
I am pleased to announce that I have written and self-published a book called "A Matter of the Mind". It is my life story from living a life full of anxiety, stress, fear and panic attacks to living the life I have today!
This book goes into details and has already helped hundreds who have already received it.
I am also pleased to announce that this book has reached the following states/countries: Texas, Mexico, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, California, W. Virginia and Scotland!
Another book I am equally pleased to provide is called, "A More Excellent Way", written by Pastor Henry Wright from Pleasant Valley Ministries in Georgia (I mentioned him in this newsletter.) The information in his book was very instrumental in helping me in my life and the ability to help others. That book is a must for every home. It goes into great detail of the spiritual roots behind disease.
I conduct seminars and use two workbooks; one is for married couples the other is for individuals seeking a deeper walk with God. Both are very helpful for individuals wanting to learn more about God the Father, God the Son and Go the Holy Spirit and how relationships with them, others and ourself affects the world around us.
A Matter of the Mind: $15.00, A More Excellent Way: $25.00 How to be happy though married: $5.00 The Truth Shall Make You Free: $5.00
If you make a donation above the cost of the item, it is tax deductible. Please include $3.00 for mailing expenses. Please send check or money order to: Life Application Ministries, P.O. Box 165, Mt. Aukum, CA 95656. For more information on these books, please call the Life Application Ministries Office at (530) 620-2712.
Tom quotes deep and clever one-liners after I have shared something with him Ive been going through or helping others with. In this particular case, I was talking to him about people having the need to be "right" all the time. How in conversations, they have to talk over people to "look" OK. With that, this is what he said:
Theyre Blinded By The Right! (Instead of blinded by the light an old song lyric.)
He went on to say that people are blinded by their own need to be right all the time closing the doors to any other possibilities, thereby limiting their life to a "box" mentality.
People who are perfectionists tend to lean in this direction. (Of course there are other reasons for the need to be right such as low-self esteem, fear, etc., but we will address the area of perfection.) They want to do everything right and are blinded by this drive to be perfect. The only problem is, this is the very thing keeping them in bondage to being upset with themselves and others all the time.
For example, someone who just completed a job was told there were some errors in it. This person may get mad at themselves, feel "embarrassed", their value of themselves just took a nose dive, and self-pity rears its ugly head and rejection sets in. This attitude not only affects the person but those around them.
Until this person gets the revelation that "our worth is not in the job", this person will stay miserable. I too had to learn this lesson a hard one to grasp because we want to do everything right to please God, but we are ALREADY made righteous by Jesus regardless if we do everything right or not! It wasnt until I got the revelation that I wont do everything right and that I can have peace even when I make mistakes, did I truly experience freedom from having to be "right" all the time. What I needed was the Righteousness of Christ in mega doses and not my own ability to do things right!
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