The Keys to the Kingdom

Old keys on a old book, antique wood background

I have heard so often that we need to be living the kingdom lifestyle. When Jesus walked the earth He told the disciples the kingdom of God was at hand. I have always been intrigued at this notion and knew I wanted it, the kingdom that is. I wanted to live like this. I even created a Kingdom living Pintrest board, although there is not much on it considering that I wasn’t actually sure of what kingdom living was. Kind of like a kid telling his mom he wants to drive a firetruck, he draws pictures of firetrucks and dresses up like a fireman but doesn’t actually know how to drive it. So this is me, wanting a longing for something big red and shiny, but not sure how it will happen or maybe not even fully understanding what it is.

Let’s step back to the beginning of my walk, previous blogs will show that the Lord poured out a good dose of the ghost on my life. I was having dreams, speaking prophetic words of wisdom to people and much more. Then as soon as it had come I stepped into a dry season. I pray daily for God to use me like he had done before. Take me to new levels. Maybe I was too ambitious and really got on his nerves…lol I can do that. Sometimes I get on my own nerves with my anxiousness, of the “what next Lord”. So of course the enemy steps in and has a field day with me. Filling my mind with lies. Even though I am holding fast to God, I am getting worn down by the constant barrage of disappointment and waiting, which was never my strong suit.

The last few days the Lord is showing me some things, I am just starting to latch on to it. Insert mental image of baby so hungry that even though the bottle is in her mouth she can’t seem to suck any milk out. God has shown me some phrases.

1. Prophet

2. Keys to Kingdom

3. Intercessor

My boss who can be a man of few words and quite frankly I think, thinks I am a little cooky at times, told me about my gift with the prophetic. For some reason hearing it from him made it stick.

I bought a book months ago, that I just picked up to read, it speaks of kingdom authority, using the keys to access all that God has to offer.

My Pastor started a series of sermons on sonship and realizing who we are in Christ and that we as the body of Christ have to stop living with an orphan mentality.( We have no power, feeling defeated, not accessing our potential)

My dear friend  tags me in a post that leads me to read about kingdom living, prophets, and leading.

2 weeks ago God led me to intense intercession for the first time. I thought I was going to explode. A dear friend calls me after I had been suffering for days no eating, no sleeping, I relay to her what I am feeling and she says, “your being called to intercede”. I’m like how???? she said you have to let it out, wail, weep, scream. I was so afraid. I do not like to feel out of control, and this feeling I had inside was so intense I was afraid to let it go, but like when your sick and you know you have to throw up, and you fight it, but ultimately you know you are not going to feel better until you just do it. Yup, that was exactly how it felt. I prayed and asked God to keep everyone out of the house. My husband will think I have gone over the edge and my kids will be scared. He did just that. I wailed for 45 minutes, I groaned from the deepest parts of me. It was the pain of Jesus’s heart for this lost world, I keenly knew it as I cried and wept.

Little conversation with God~

Okay so what now Lord? What does all this mean? Am I going to start living the kingdom life? How do I get in? God is telling me I already have the keys and that I am standing at the door. He told me I have had the keys all along. But, I argue I have prayed Lord for you to show me the way, to pour out like you have done before……wait for it, but nothing has happened. He continues to tell me, you have it already. Okay Lord, but I apparently don’t know how to use the keys to open the door, I am truly at a loss. I am still patiently awaiting him to show me how to get in, even though I already have the keys, I don’t know how to use them.

But, I know my God is for me, and that He has plans and purposes for my life. I will stay in prayer and patiently wait for Him to let me in. Or to show me how to use the keys.

Press In

Press in to the uncertainty, press in to the pain, press in to the unknown. Hold tight to the known and clothe yourself in His majesty and protection. I shall not fear, I shall not doubt. Is it a trick? Is the enemy also pressing in? Sure he is, he wants your soul. But, your soul has been bought by another. Will my willingness to walk off the cliff hurt those closest to me? A new fear to throw my way, but I press into it, I will not it allow it to control me. I will not fear. Pressing in with boldness, it is what most people say is irresponsible, they dare not step into something they don’t understand. Then who? Who will step in? Who will press in? Who will trust the one who purchased their soul at a very expensive price? Will they watch? Will they fear? Whom shall we fear says He? We should fear not and abide in His unfailing protection and grace. Who holds the key? Who holds the Law in their hands? Who is the law? The one the only. Protect me Oh Lord. As I walk through the fire, the burning fire. Lord hold my hand, ease my heart, soothe my breath. Why Lord,am I filled with this zeal? Why Lord does my heart long for you every moment of everyday? Did you not put this fiery zeal in me Lord? Am I not made with your hands? Have you not counted the hairs on my head? Bottled my tears? Lord, help me to stand, help me to fight, help me to see your plan, not mine. Let me be humble in heart, let not the world’s praises at pivotal moments blur my mission for a land far away. Strengthen my resolve, gird up my mind, renew it with only your will. I only want to sing your song, your melody, smell your fragrance. Lord I am yours for all time. I am pressing in~ 

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Faith Walking

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Life has been crazy and I haven’t sat down to write in awhile. I have been thinking daily about it though. Every time I get an idea to write, I make a mental note but miss that moment when I am most excited about it. So, here I am back at it. The ministry is coming along,https://msinop1.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/marty-sinopoli-ministries/ hoping to have all the paper work finished for the 501 c-3 done by this week, then just the wait. My daughter Gabby who was diagnosed with Perthes disease,https://msinop1.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/another-layer/  just diagnosed with it in her other hip, bummer BUT my God is bigger than any of our earthly circumstances so I am putting it in His hands. My other daughter just turned 12 years old, and she is growing into a beautiful young woman, but nevertheless embarking on the hardest years of a girls life.

My spiritual life is well and God has been showing me and leading me through refining since the store closed. It is a time of testing and truly trusting the Lord alone. It is scary but is yielding good fruit.

Money is always an issue. Although Gino has a good job, we are still spread thin and debt looming over head from our former venture of GiGi’s. I am trusting that the Lord is going to work it out in His time in His way, But, I won’t deny that the furnace is getting hot. Gino is learning to trust my instinct and ability to hear God. Also, I believe it is a call to him and his life as well. I had a thought a few weeks back while getting ready one morning that God had big plans for Gino and that Gino’s faith would grow strong. I am waiting for that deliverance and am excited for that time in our lives of believing together.

I am still counseling with Center of Hope and truly love that role. I have met some amazing clients and have established lasting relationships.

I will continue to Walk in Faith to what God is calling me to do.

God put a million, million doors in the world
For his love to walk through
One of those doors is you- Jason Gray

Marty Sinopoli Ministries

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In 2011, my husband and I ventured into owning our own business, we could have never imagined what God had in store.  Our journey to bring a gift shop to our small town, (population of approx. 8,000), selling affordable gifts, but instead sold hope, love and a sense of community….free of charge!   After a devastating flood hit our area, leaving many with sorrow and loss, hope sprang forward through a tiny prayer i’d said months before, “God if you can use me, I am willing”.  As a business owner we now had a platform, we collected cleaning supplies for our areas residents to help with the huge cleanup ahead, as time went on the town turned it’s attention toward someone they felt they could trust. Thousands of dollars in donations poured in, as well as non-monitary donations. When the crisis was over, I found my life had been forever changed.

Since that time we have taken on several community outreach projects.  Our current projects include free community classes such as; canning/preserving food, adult and children’s art classes, spiritual mentoring and bible study, shopping on a budget, couponing and bartering. These are 12 week courses and as they are completed, new classes will begin based on the community’s needs.   Other ongoing community outreach include, but are not limited to, assisting fire victims, the homeless, Christmas project to assist families of the working poor, heating assistance, essentials for families with major medical issues,  providing food, coats and clothing for children and much more.

We are starting a non-profit to aid us in continuing this much needed assistance.  Please join this cause with a monetary donation, but more importantly join the movement of loving your neighbor and sharing the love of Christ.

Marty Sinopoli Ministries will continue being His hands and feet in prayer, hard work and love, as Christ works to change people’s lives.  We are hoping to set a fire that will transcend the border of this community and spread to the hearts of all who want to help their neighbor in love to those who need it most.
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Mud 2Most importantly- Jesus showing us how to love those who need it most.

New Day

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It’s a new day today and I am brimming with

Hope and Victory

God has refreshed my soul my spirit with His.

He is teaching me new things, He has stretched my faith portion.

I am diligently looking to Him.

Not focusing on anything that this world is trying to throw at me.

I am standing on God’s truth.

In Him there is no defeat only victory.

There is freedom, like nothing that any of us only dwelling in the natural have ever known.

We have power! Untapped power! Everlasting, overflowing.

We can walk in “LOVE”

Actually IN IT!

We also have authority. Authority over the enemy.

It’s not based on feelings, worthiness, or hierarchy.

It is based on “FAITH”

Matthew 17:20 New International Version
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

John 14:12 New International Version
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

“Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things” —–

THAT’S US!!!

He couldn’t have been more clear.

Try it!

Today, pray for the sick in Jesus name and EXPECT. Today, hand over your hardest problem, your biggest worry and then EXPECT. Not only expect but more importantly believe.

Demonstrate your heavenly inheritance. Give all the praise and glory to the King of Kings.

You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to Gain!

Today is the day! A new day in Christ Jesus! Amen

~ Listing of signs and wonders performed by Jesus ~

1. Born to a virgin – Miracles of Jesus

2. Changing water into wine – Miracles of Jesus

3. Healing of the royal official’s son – Miracles of Jesus

4. Healing of the Capernaum demoniac – Miracles of Jesus

5. Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law – Miracles of Jesus

6. Healing the sick during the evening – Miracles of Jesus

7. Catching a large number of fish – Miracles of Jesus

8. Healing a leper – Miracles of Jesus

9. Miracle of healing a centurion’s servant – Miracles of Jesus

10. Healing a paralyzed man – Miracles of Jesus

11. Healing a withered hand – Miracles of Jesus

12. Raising a widow’s son – Miracles of Jesus

13. Calming the storm – Miracles of Jesus

14. Healing the Gerasene man possessed by demons – Miracles of Jesus

15. Healing a woman with internal bleeding – Miracles of Jesus

16. Raising Jairus’ daughter – Miracles of Jesus

17. Healing two blind men – Miracles of Jesus

18. Healing a mute demon-possessed man – Miracles of Jesus

19. Healing a 38 year invalid – Miracles of Jesus

20. Feeding 5000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus

21. Walking on water – Miracles of Jesus

22. Miraculous healing of many people in Gennesaret

23. Healing a girl possessed by a demon – Miracles of Jesus

24. Healing a deaf man with a speech impediment – Miracles of Jesus

25. Feeding the 4,000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus

26. Healing a blind man – Miracles of Jesus

27. Healing a man born blind – Miracles of Jesus

28. Healing a demon-possessed boy – Miracles of Jesus

29. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth – Miracles of Jesus

30. Healing a blind and mute man who was demon-possessed – Miracles of Jesus

31. Healing a woman with an 18-year infirmity – Miracles of Jesus

32. Healing a man with dropsy – Miracles of Jesus

33. Healing 10 lepers – Miracles of Jesus

34. Raising of Lazarus – Miracles of Jesus

35. Healing Bartimaeus of blindness – Miracles of Jesus

36. Jesus curses the fig tree with no fruit – Miracles of Jesus

37. Restoring a severed ear – Miracles of Jesus

38. The resurrection of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus

39. Catching 153 fish – Miracles of Jesus

40. The ascension of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus

Remember—– John 14:12 New International Version
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Thy Will Be Done

The Lord’s Prayer

Thy Will Be Done

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

When Lord?

Now?

Healed?

Knowledge?

Wisdom?

Unconditional Love?

How do I receive these things Lord?

Matthew 7:7 Ask, Seek, Knock
7″Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8″For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.…

Do I have to activate Lord?

Yes, you need BELIEVE.

That, is how I activate?

BELIEVE

Do not doubt, it is not your power child, it is Mine.

Saturated

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When we step into God’s presence what will we feel? If this is the pinnacle, heaven? How can we even begin to describe it, or hope for it in this life?

The word says we are looking through a dim lens right now ( 1 Corinthians 13:12The Message (MSG)

12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!)

Squinting thru the fog, what DO, WE SEE? How are we catching a glimpse of Him NOW?

The feeling you get the first time you share a kiss. (Excitement)
Watching the sunrise (Awe)
Experiencing something new.(Excitement)
Traveling to a foreign land (Wonder)
Your wedding day. (Hope)
Being held in your mother’s arms. (Unconditional love)
Affirmation from your father. (Proud)
The birth of a child. (Unconditional love)
When a question you have, receives an answer. (Intellect beyond measure)
Intimacy (love)
Sex (Pleasure)
Eating something delicious ( Pleasure)

The list goes on. These are all characteristics of the living God. When we arrive and stand in His presence we will feel ALL of thee above, ALL at once. Can you even imagine?? What is hoped for is beyond comprehension. Our earthly being, our flesh would never be able to receive all that He is. But, one day we will.

The Holy Spirit begins to whisper to my Heart

The whole situation with my friend Joanne really changed me. At that point that I knelt down and said the prayer to God to  use me, I felt a change in my spirit. I wasn’t quite sure what it was at the time but, I felt very empowered, strong, and bold. I was sitting at GiGi’s one afternoon, and it wasn’t busy and all at once I got this feeling come over me, I should start a Women’s group. I can send out a mass facebook message to my friends and family that were female and set a place to get together so that we could talk. Talk about where we were at in our lives, how we felt spiritually and how we could rise up women to outpour our nurturing maternal instincts to our communities through volunteering, community service projects etc. But, most of all to know that we can do nothing without the God, that we could be empowered by him to do good things. Yes, this all came to me at once..lol.. I was excited immediately and had butterflies in my stomach. In my usual fashion, I jumped right in. I sent a message out with all this information in my head and tried not to pre judge anyone on whether they would be interested or not. I was pretty sure of who would come and who wouldn’t but I wanted to extend the invitation to all. In all I believe I sent the invite to like 60 women. Once, I sent it, I immediately got the butterflies again and thought what did I just do? Some of these women are going to think I am nuts but, at this point there was no turning back. I waited anxiously for responses. As the day wore on a few trickled in and from the people I least expected, and the ones I thought would respond didn’t. I took it in stride and still felt really excited about it. Because, ultimately did it really matter what everyone thought? Or was I doing this because I felt the passion to do it?

 After a few hours I thought to myself where am I going to have this meeting at? I didn’t want to have it at home, I knew that I would be distracted. Then 2 women that shopped at GiGi’s popped into my head. They had come in a month or so ago and were telling me they lived in a neighboring town and owned an old church. In that church they were feeding people, letting people sleep there that were homeless, clothing them, counseling young mothers. I remember being very impressed with what they were doing. So, because I am bold, I looked up one of the ladies names that I could remember in the phone book and called her. I asked her if she remembered me and she did. I went on to tell her of my bright idea and wanted to know if I could hold my meetings there. I explained to her that the spirit of what I wanted to convey was exactly what they were already doing, and that it would be a perfect spot. I also asked her if she and her sister in law (The other woman) would be interested in being a part of it. She obliged and now I had a place to have the meetings! I was thrilled. About 2 weeks later we had our first meeting. As, I was getting ready to leave the store to head over I was gathering my notes I had written to speak about. I was almost at the door to leave and I thought I should give them something. So, I went to the back room and I had a box of prayer coins that had sayings on them. For example, God Loves you, Serenity Prayer etc. I stuffed them in my purse and rushed out the door. I was a nervous wreck. It went surprisingly well and all the women in attendance about 8, seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. I didn’t talk to much about Faith until the end, then I said before we go I would just like to say that God gives us the power to do all things, and that this statement shouldn’t be intimidating because it doesn’t mean we have to perfect it just means that we trust him. After that ending I handed each person a prayer coin all were different and I didn’t look I just handed them out. I said let this just be a reminder of how he is the basis of all we do.

I was very happy with how it went and was excited to get feedback from the women individually to see what they thought. The next morning I checked my email on Facebook and I had a message from one of the attendees, she said that she really enjoyed the meeting and that it was just what she needed. She went on to say that she had been wrestling with making a decision for 6 months a decision she was afraid to make  and she said she felt inspired but what I had talked about. But, she said when you gave me that coin it was a sign, an answer to my prayers, the coin had the message on it that read  “Do not be afraid” . I immediately got  a stirring in my spirit, that God had given me this idea and that through this group woman would be touched. At this point I did not know exactly how God worked, I had never read the Bible, nor did I attend any Bible studies etc. I was a taken a back, but this led me to be more aware of when God was prompting me to do something, when he was leading me in to obedience

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God

Insecurity Slithers In

I know so far I have been laying the ground work for where my life is today, I know that my insecurity  is a gift from God . However, it is still uncomfortable and the thought of rejection is scary. Since I started this blog which was just a few short days ago, I have mentally gone back to that first day in the new school, where I am the “NEW” girl. I have that overwhelming feeling, will I be able to get them to like me? Will I fit in? I want to know all the dynamics of everyone’s relationships and where will I fit in? What will my niche be? Because I have to admit already doing this blog, it has a life of it’s own, in some weird way, it’s like I am seeing myself from a third person perspective. It’s both awesome and scary. I do believe God is cooking something up, and it’s not at all like I had envisioned it in my own mind. But, I trust him wholeheartedly and I just have to keep reminding myself that even though I am feeling uncertainty, He isn’t. He is the Absolute! The same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Thank you God for loving me, for trusting me, for believing in me. I can’t even imagine my life without your gentle hand guiding me.

The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.”  (Isaiah 14:24)