The ALMIGHTY will have you do things you never thought you would do and take you to places that you never thought you would ever go!
I had no experience and did not feel equipped to do this. That thought did not last very long because the FATHER opened my eyes to this scripture “…GOD of peace…will equip you with everything good for doing his will…(Hebrews 13:20, 21, II Timothy 3:17).” I realized this work was not about me, but about what HE wanted to use me to do, HE spoke the Word, I received it and the SPIRIT of YAH begin to use me. YAH ALMIGHTY and HIS SON YESHUA became the Sponsor and the organizer of these conferences, as well as the MASTER and KING over my life. I am an available, a willing and obedient vessel, ready for THEM to use them; the hands, feet, and voice of YESHUA our MESSIAH).
“I do nothing on my own authority, I came not of my own accord, but HE (YAHWEH) WHO sent me. (John 8:28,42)”
Birth of The Messages
About six years into my walk, YAH called me to do conferences. HE was having me to deliver messages that were, and still are, on HIS heart to the Body. These conferences were given to me either studying HIS Word, going through some great struggle, through pruning or in that quiet place with HIM.
I knew that the Message about “Praise and Worship” was going to travel across the land. ” For as the soil makes sprout come up and the garden causes seed to grow, So the Sovereign LORD will make “righteousness and praise spring up before all the nations” (Isaiah 61:11). “Praise” was dropped (not that it is not important to HIM), “Worship” became the stand alone Message. (The definition of “Praise” and “Worship” is offered.)
Do I have to know why the ALMIGHTY wants HIS Message to go forth? No! Does what I think about the Message matter? No! When YAH calls, my response is as Samuel and Isaiah“Speak for thy servant heareth. Here I am! Send me.” (1 Samuel 3:1-12, Isaiah 6:8).
Conference and Messages
“Doer of the Word, Not hear only”, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, November, 2003 (Initially, the conference was scheduled for September of that year. The weekend of the conference, hurricane Isabella came through the Metropolitan area. We still went forth on that date without lights, using the hotel generator and extension chords to get lights. Eventually, the next day, we had to cancel and reschedule because there was no water or electricity in the hotel.), “Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenant,” Roslyn, Virginia, July 2007; “Relationship Between Israel and the Church,” Roslyn, Virginia, November 2007; “Importance of the Relationship Between the Church, the Jew, and the Land of Israel”, Rosyln, Virginia, July 2008, and Charleston, SC 2010 ; “What Praise and Worship is and is not,” Charleston, South Carolina, January 2014; and “Worship Conference” and “Worship Concert,” Nashville, Tennessee, Januay 2015 and Jubilee Worship Revival for YOUR Glory, December 2015 (the beginning and end of the year, which I thought was interesting); “Worship: Awakening WIND,” Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2016 and again in October 2017.
These conferences are informative, interactive, participatory workshops, and teachings on Biblical Truths and Principles about the topics from a Hebraic (language, culture, geography, custom of Israel) Perspective. There are dance classes. Yes, it is always fun to dance. The ALMIGHTY commands us to come and rejoice before HIM (Leviticus 23:39-43; Deuteronomy16). It is done for HIS Glory, like David danced before the Ark (II Samuel 6:14-20). Miriam danced, (Exodus 15:20), and in Psalms 150 we are commanded to dance. You get your exercise, but is also warfare. We have street evangelism or outreaches, I really love doing this. Really, I can evangelize anywhere, but it is more freedom outside the walls of a building. These conferences have been one to four days.
More information about the messages can be found her in “ARCHIVE”
The Gatherings are intimate. There is Breaking Bread (Luke 22:19), fellowship and food that allows for the Brothers and Sisters, attending, to build relationships with one another. There is always a time of rejoicing, singing and dancing to the ALMIGHTY. The worship songs are ministered by anointed and gifted psalmist and ministrels.
Through the Power of the Holy Spirit lives are changed; people are healed, delivered and set free!!! in the Name of YESHUA (JESUS) MESSIAH. The display of HIS Mighty Power does not only happen inside the doors of these meetings. ” And these signs will accompany those who Believe: In MY Name (YESHUA/JESUS) they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Mark 16:17-18, NIV ). We minister to people in an outside. Our first time in Nashville, the lunch was held in the restaurant and it was reserved for us only, it was open, located off the front desk. We sang and danced before we ate. We were filled with joy and the staff joined in with us (the ones that could). We had so much favor, Thank YOU YESHUA our MESSIAH.
The participators and attendees are from all nations and backgrounds.
In organizing these conferences,I would pray for YEHOVAH’s direction and HE would tell me where, when, time and how to. The instructions were sometimes given before I would ask any questions. I always remember that I need his help because I am not a planner. One thing HE told me to do when I was getting anxious was to always get the location first and precede from there. When asked, WHO is the SPONSOR I say that YAH is the SPONSOR, Do you have a budget, I say no, HE does, I am just doing what HE ask me to do. All Glory and Honor to YAH and YESHUA our MESSIAH of Nazareth.
Planning for HIS conferences did not come without a challenge. I knew that HE would help me to do it. I just obeyed. But I set my heart to serve the ALMIGHTY and set my face like flint towards the work at hand like Isaiah and YESHUA (Isaiah 50:7; Matt. 19:1; Mark 9:30-32; Luke9:51-56). Each time YEHOVAH has spoken to me about doing a conference for HIM, when I was in doubt, HE made it very clear with many confirmations. One instance was the week after being given the commission to go to Nashville. Nashville was not on my mind. While in the apartment club house, I heard a voice, coming from the TV welcoming President Obama to a school that was, guess where? That’s right! Nashville, Tennessee. I rarely went to the apartment club hous, so ,. I knew the FATHER was speaking. Other confirmations were getting lost or trying to find a shorter way home and look for the name of the street and its name is UTAH. When this occurred, I would laugh to myself and say YOU are still confirming and move forward. Our GOD has every thing already prepared for me to walk in it.
Miracles, ,Miracles, always occurred when I could not see my way as I prepared for HIS conferences. I know that some of you have experienced the Faithfulness of our GOD YEHOVAH that I am speaking about, Amen! (1) I needed a website and he told me who to ask. I was given this one! Thank YOU, YESHUA!!! (2) I stood in the middle of the floor, when I did not have any money to pay the balance. I said, “It’s your conference and you have to pay for it.” The next day, I received funds. Thank YOU and Praise YESHUA!!! (3) Planning 2nd conference in Nashville, was disobedient, started planning late, lost location and had no money. When I cried out to YAH, repented and asked for forgiveness, HE clearly said,“Is there anything to hard for ME?” (Luke 18:27; Jermiah 32:27; Genesis 18:14.) I said, “No, there is nothing to hard for YOU.” then YEHOVAH moved. He gave me the name of the place and the funds. (4) A contact in Utah was to assist me with getting a site map (this was very important in obtaining a permit) of the park area I wanted to use for outreach, the person did not , I cried out to YAH and HE came through. HE had the employee of the permit services to call me and offer me a location and even submit the map site for me to the proper office. What a Faithful GOD we serve. Thank YOU, ABBA. Amen. Hallelu et YESHUA!!! (6) One of the contributors told me haw they were blessed with a generous contribution after helping us in the name of YEHOVAH through YESHUA the MESSIAH.
I believe that not only was YEHOVAH doing something in the places HE sent me, but also doing something in me. Stretching my trust and obedience to follow HIM, no matter where HE sends me. Each conference had its on dflavor different flavor and tests.
As I plan for each conference, I choose to Remember what HE has done for each conference, lest I forget how YAH provided for the past conferences and fall into doubt. “Remember me with Favor, O YEHOVAH GOD…” as I do your work. Thank YOU in MASTER YESHUA’s Name” (Nehemiah 5:29; 6;9)
The kind of “Worship” spoken of in this Message is “service of the heart or in Hebrew it’s is called avodah”; doer of the Word and not only a hearer (James 1). These are the true worshippers that the FATHER desire (John 4). Only through the HOLY SPIRIT can we do the “Word” in every aspect of our being; speaking, actions, and thinking.
Worship: Awakening WIND
The present Message “Worship: Awakening WIND” is a “Cry” to the Church/Body of MESSIAH to awake from its slumber and come alive, take its spiritual authority from a heavenly position, recognize that it is seated in the Heavenlies with the MESSIAH (Ephesians and Colossians), therefore, the enemy is under our feet (Isaiah, Revelation). It’s a Message of throwing off and being loosed from the chains of bondage that are holding us back and come back to the “Heart of Worship”, (serving) YEHOVAH GOD (Deuteronomy 6) and HIM alone through our MESSIAH YESHUA/JESUS.
Romans 12: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
YAHWEH loves the Body of MESSIAH and HE wants HIS labors to “WAKE-UP and GO” into all the World to proclaim the Good News with power and demonstration of HIS POWER (SERVE HIM). Souls are dying!!! because we are in a slumber or preoccupied with worldly things. There are so many conferences, HE has called forth, and I know that I am not the only one that is hearing the Word “Worship”.
As the HOLY ONE tells me to go and do a particular work, even though it seems impossible for me to do, it is not impossible for HIM. So, who am I to argue with HIM. HE is the POTTER and I am the clay. YAH can do whatever HE desires to do in my life with me. “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 18:6).
THE SCRIPTURES GIVEN TO ENCOURAGE ME TO GO FORTH FOR THESE CONFERENCES
23“…a time is coming when you will worship the FATHER neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. “But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the FATHER in SPIRIT and Truth…’ 24’GOD is SPIRIT, and those who worship HIM must worship in SPIRIT and Truth (John 4:23-24, NIV).’”
“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations (Isaiah 61:11 NIV).”
“Is anything too hard for the LORD (GENESIS 18:14)?”
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. (Isaiah 54:2-3 NIV)”
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only…(James 1:22 ESV)”
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18, 19)”
“I do nothing on my own authority, I came not of my own accord, but HE (YAHWEH) WHO sent me. (John 8:28,42)”
“…I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. (Psalms 51:13)”
Iris Woodridge/OvadYAH Amana