What's in a name, makes you wonder when you hear of some of the crazy names out there today. Bit originally it meant something when you gave your Son or Daughter their name. the name used to be part of the heritage of your family tree, and it carried quite a significance when you were brought into this world. Case in point lets use my name to make my point. Merlin Dale Lyon, my first name Merlin is actually taken from the original "Merlin" of king Arthur's court, for my roots go through the Keltic and Scotish way. Usual English form of the Welsh name Myrddin. The name is most famous as that of the legendary magician who guides the destiny of King Arthur. . Now when you look at the accepted definition of the name Magician, you see that it means:an entertainer who is skilled in producing illusion by sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; conjurer. An entertainer, interesting, you see if a man in the 1600's prayed for people's healing and they were healed he would have been called a "Sorcerer" or similar title, and might have been burned at the stake because people did not understand what was going on just like today. Dale or dell or del means simply "one from the valley" and was my grandmother's middle name. Ah but the last name Lyon carries a much greater meaning. The name of the God Most High is El Lyon El means God, Lyon means most high in hebrew. And in our family tree we are distantly related to the Queen mother of England : Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. So when you combine the two family lines you can see where the inspriation for me to be a minister came from. and for me to have such a great ministry of healing and song is futher proof of my Heritage. What does your name mean ?? Blessings Dale
One of the greatest men of God who ever walked the earth was a man named Smith Wigglesworth, have you ever heard of him? He was illiterate could not read, the only book he could read was the bible. This brother had the spirit of God so strong that he could walk into an office sit down and within a few minutes, every person in that office would fall on their knees and give their hearts to Jesus, and he never even said a word. He even walked into a funeral of his best friend,(he had been dead for at least three days) pulled him out the coffin, threw him against the wall three times to the horror of all in attendance and he came back to life. I wanted that anointing so bad that io made it my goal to get it what ever it took. Brother Wigglesworth died in 1948, so how was I going to be able to see God answer my prayer? Well a few years ago, I was living here in Wichita, a very good friend of mine called and said what ever you do you have to get to Garden City to hear this Man of God. He name was Lester Summerall, have you heard of him? He had a world wide ministry, and was one of the present day great men of God. Ihad an old beat up car at the time my guitars were worth more than my cars, did not even think I could make it but by faith we set out to hear this great man of God. WE got there and said hello to our friend then went to the service. It was a simple service nothing spectacular, at the end opf the service there was such a crowd around the man, it seemed impossible to even to be able to shake his hand. So we waited outside for our friends, everyone had left except for the Pastor, our friends and brother Summerall, he wore a cape, he was 88 years old at the time. They came out and we were introduced to him and he took my firend and my hand and told us bless you. Then he left, I knew something had happened but couldn’t put my finger on it. About a month later I was in a service, and was expected to sing, so as I waited for my turn the girl who was seated directly in front me got up to sing, she sang like she had never sang before, they even rewound the tape and had her sing again. It was powerful, then I sang and went home. The next day I was in the store and a young man made a strange comment to me, and I looked at him and he was picked up off the floor and thrown, again I had no idea what was happening. Later that day I found out that brother Summerall, had been the assistant to who do you think? Brother Wigglesworth, he carried the man’s bibles for him and he inherited the anointing that he had. When he took my hand he passed that same anointing to me PRAISE GOD!! That very same anointing I had prayed for, you see the anointing I have is in music so when that girl who sat directly in front of me sang that night, she was touched by that anointing that Brother Summerall, gave to me when he said bless you, the same anointing directly from brother Wiggleworth, that is why she sang like never before and that was when God showed me he had honored my prayers. Do you want that same anointing? Proverbs 3: 27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. 28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. If you will make a commitment like I did, put the word of God first in your life, and pray and seek the face of God when you pray, you can have it. I will pray for you today. I do have to counsel you here it is a great responsibility that I am sharing today, and you will have to live up to the call of God on your life but it is here for you today if you want it.
To my friends who know me, they know me as a multi-talented, very humble man. Who through the constant learning, seeking and praying found God at his most worshiped level "In the Spirit" for he(God) is a spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and truth. I have never asked for much just enough to get by but he(God) has given me so much more than just riches, he gave me his anointing and put "His" stamp upon what I have done for him in a mighty way. Ijave been promised so many things by people who never came thru, didn't do what they said t they would, but God never failed me. so many miracles he did for me and my own yet people who look upon my life only notice the mistakes I've made. I have been blessed with two wonderful children, a wonderful Additional Son in James(Casey's husband), and two glorious grandkids of whom I love with all of my heart. My little home is paid for, and my bills run about $250.00 a month, and somehow each month the money comes in, I would like to say it comes from my supporter, but that would not be the truth. There is one man who has stood by me thru thick and thin his name is Juan Yahya, he has always supported me in my music and been there to help where ever needed. There are other who have helped, and I thank those for their support. As i sit here in pain and write this little note, I am reminded of the joy that I have in serving God and writing music for him, when someone is touched by a song that God gave me is it to quote the words of my favorite song (I have written) More precious than Gold. Quite simply put i would like to help others with this music God has given me, but I need people who believe that it is not just a coincidence, that we are on the earth for a reason, and that reason is to see souls come to know Jesus. If you read this and you are one of those God calls to help please let me know thru my reverb site Blessings Dale
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall com. Today as we see this continual onslaught on the church, the world has to get so bad that there is no way to turn but up. Today we are very close to that point but the bible also says Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: My question today is Are you the one who will go, SEND ME said Isaiah where is the one who will go for the Lord today, Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Right here in the good ole bible belt. In the news today I see that a few states are now allowing prayer back in the schools this is where all of this started back in 62 when they took prayer out of the schools it was a simple prayer but it was said by pure innocent hearts, and it moved the hand of God for this nation. The bible says become "like a child" in your thinking, that is the key to seeing a total Spirit led old fashioned CAMP MEETING, where you feel the fire way down in your soul!! That is what we need today CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE..Get prayer back in the schools!!!!! Blessings Dale
Ever wondered what Jesus Looked like you can find his description in Song of Soloman The wisest man who ever lived describes him here, and many people who have had vision of the Lord will verify he meets this descriptuion. And if you needed further proof look up the description of David:And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. 12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he . What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us? 10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. 11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. 12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. 14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. 15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. 16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem Jesus was fair-skinned, with rosey cheeks and curly black hair with blue eyes Check it out!!
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Praying in the SPIRIT, most beliervers today can't get past their "soulish" needs to make it to the "Spirit" When You pray, pray for your Physical, Then your Soul issues, then allow your Spirit to commune with the Father, "God is a "Spirit" we must worship him in spirit and in truth, I can tell you if you ever experience what I'm talking about here you will never be the same again. When Adam & Eve were in the garden they were innocent untill "they" sinned from that moment on they needed a "Savior" to redeem them from that sin. pray-body issues-soulish isuues-commune with the Father-Sprirt issues Blessings Dale
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Go The Sword of the Spirit, the sword is an offensive weapon. For eons men have tried to discern what the "Spirit" is telling them, it all begins with the still small voice that Elijah heard finally in the cave, when you become quiet and humble before God you are learning what it takes to be able to hear the spirit lead you. There is a very powerful teaching out there being able to discern between the soul and the spirit, it is the secret to finding the power of God. The sowod of the Spirit cuts through the soulish desires and only lets in the true Spirit direction, which comes by only committing to the word of God and prayer. If everyone could experience the spirit in the way God intended there would be no wars or discord because every move you made would be guided by the Spirit of the living God, it is possible to achieve this Yes it is, I have been able to get to this point myself and since I consider my self to be like any other believer it is possible for you also. Blessings Dale
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: The Helmet of salvation, the most important place to protect is your head, it contains the most important organ in your body your brain. The Helmet of salvation provides you the general protection from the enemy from attacks on your mind. But always remember that the mind is where all evil begins, evil begins as a thought, you decide what to do with that thought and then the result is either glory or sin, The classic and greatest example is the fall of man: in the garden of Eden the fall of man began with a thought placed in the mind of Eve, she then told her husband, which in turn he didn't use the word for correction, and take authority over the idea he let it simmer as as we all know the result of that error. More than likely Mn would have fell but it is the best example of what can happen. keep the "Helmet" of salvation polished and in good repair always. Blessings Dale
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. The "Shield" of "Faith" the most important piece of armour a shield is a weapon that must be learned to use in battle you must develop the skill to be able to properly use the Shield, Faith is simply believing that God is able to do every thing, and provide you with the needs of your life. When you develop your faith you find that you will need less and less earthly things and more and more heavenly things. This is the sign of a more mature believer, it comes from constant bible study and prayer, and you wil be tested in your levels of faith as you grow. it is important to jhave a mentor that has reached this level of faith. I know i have debated against people who claim they have great faith, and my answer to them is What Jesus said "You have not had faith unto the point of losing your life"(paraphrased), The meaning he was trying to get accross was that you must be willing to lose your life to gain his, as long as people still see you you have not arrived. There is no easy way to et there it just takes time and dedication. You have heard that "God is Love" but God can also bring wrath(disipline) when needed. Sin is sin, if you believe the Word of God believe it all not just what makes you feel god. Blessings Dale
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; This is the next level of armour that needs to be developed, everywhere you go, take the peace of God with you. Ever wonder why we have two ears and only one mouth? Be quick to listen slow to speak, so many times someone just needs someone to listen to them, you can bring peace to someone's life with jut being there. but there is a greater mission here the preparation of the Gospel of peace. prepare your steps listen for the still small voice. God is there in the still small voice but you first must have peace in your own life, befoe you can ever give peace to those around you. Study to show thyself approved, learn how to pray, let God search the innermost of your being to reveal what is not pleasing to him, then allow the Spirit of God to cleanse you and give you that perfect peace. when people feel comfortable opening up to you is one of the signs you have made it. there is so much on this one item of armour. i will continue the message tomorrow, Blessings Dale