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June 2018 Newsletter

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Jun11

The Dancer’s Body

This guest blog post was submitted by Dancer; Lisa Pellittiere – Maryland, USA.
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1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

The verses above are the ending statements of 1 Corinthians chapter 6, where Paul is making an argument against sexual immorality. In verse 15, he reminds us that our bodies are members of Christ. Following, in verses 16 and 17, he shows us what it means to be a member of Christ, “…For, as it is written, ‘The two shall become one flesh.’ But, he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” Paul is reminding us in these verses that we are both flesh and spirit. What we do with one affects the other. We cannot bind our flesh to something and think it will not impact us spiritually. We cannot continue to walk and grow in our relationship with the Lord if we choose to stay entangled with things of the flesh. This concept of flesh impacting spirit is not limited to Paul’s overarching argument in this chapter to flee sexual immorality. In verse 13, Paul uses the example of food, “’Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food’—and God will destroy both one and the other.” As humans, we need food for nourishment. But even this life giving sustenance and the body that requires it will be taken away, when it is no longer needed. The body– with it’s wants, needs, and desires—is ultimately temporary, whereas the spirit is eternal. What we do with the body, however, has eternal consequences as it relates to the growth of our spirit. Are the things we do with our body—our actions and the things we align ourselves with –helping to build up our spirit? — Stagnate our spirit? –Tear down our spirit?
As dancers for the Lord, we use our bodies to communicate in both the physical and the spiritual realms. Can our dance be effective when our body is not in line with our spirit and the Holy Spirit? I will say that in God’s grace, He has met me where I am and has used my dance before I had any knowledge of bringing my body or spirit in communion with Him. As I walk with Him, He opens my eyes little by little and I see that in order to continue to be effective in the ministry He has for me, there is work to do. My flesh must be disciplined under my spirit and my spirit must be in union with the Holy Spirit. All the work, in order to be successful, must be done in His might, not mine. Praise and glory be to God, the one who makes all things possible. Amen.

Dancer; Lisa Pellittiere
Maryland, USA

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May14

Be Led by the Holy Spirit

This guest blog post was submitted by Dancer; Jeremin Boke in the nation of Suriname, located in South America.
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For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 
                                                              Rom 8:14 ( AMP) 

I love the Amplified version of this scripture. It teaches us that the Holy spirit does not force Himself on us.  We have to allow ourselves to be led by Him. The bible says that God is not a respecter of person, the Holy Spirit will not refuse us if we genuinely ask Him to lead us. 

The most important thing we should know as Christians if we want to be led by the Holy Spirit, is knowing Him, knowing His Word and meditating on His Word.  Many Christians have the head knowledge of the Word of God, but not the true understanding of it, which only comes with the Help of the Holy Spirit. But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. John 16:13 (AMP) 

Being led by the Holy Spirit requires knowledge and understanding of God through the Word. The other way we are also led by the Spirit of God, outside knowing the Word of God, is by listening to the still small voice in the inside of us, which comes from the spirit of God, because the bible tells us that His laws were written on our hearts. So we instinctively know the difference between right and wrong. ( Romans 2:15) 

When I was young in my Faith i use to believe that having the Holy Spirit and being led by Him was an emotional thing, getting goose bumps and shaking all over my body. Now As i’m still growing in Christ and studying the Word of God for myself, the Holy Spirit is revealing to me more and more that is about my faith in Him and His Word. And that even if missed the mark, He counsels me through the Word, how to get back on track. 

As dance ministers we are not just dancers for fun or show, but we deliver His word and we preach through dancing. That is why we cannot dance if we do not know His word, because knowing His word is knowing Him, is having a relationship with Him. When we yield to Him, dissect His word, not only for knowledge, but for His word to come alive in us, we will dance  His dances through His spirit, even if we don’t feel the “chills”, we will deliver what is in us and that is His word. 

So I encourage all of you  who earnestly wants to be led by the Holy Spirit to go deeper in the word, meditate, submit to Him and He will do it! 

 

Blessings,
Dancer Jemerin Boke
5/8/2018
Wanica, Suriname 

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Apr23

Dance Devotions

Dear Dancer, in what direction will you dance? In my online dance class, I delve into a topic on direction/ movement in the dance. Will you stand still, facing forward never moving your feet? Will you dance in a straight line heading upstage? Exit down the aisle with a chassé and a pencil turn? As a dancer we are to direct the steps of humanity by dancing God’s choreography. What is ‘His choreography for humanity’? Part of it is freedom, righteousness, unity, humility and love. Every word which God spoke in the Bible is His choreography for humanity.
Recently, I was honored with an invitation to teach students weekly at a local after school program. I taught them the dance of freedom and unity! We laughed and had fun at the same time praising the name of the one true living God who is ministering love to their hearts through the dance. We danced using our whole body, moving directionally based on the choreography He showed me. They learned what the holy, infallible word of God says about the dance and about each one of them!
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 KJV)
He is the choreographer and we are the dancers. So, I ask you, dancer, in what direction will you dance? I exhort you to dance in the path of glorifying God and winning souls!

Below you can request info about the online dance class direct to your email (we will never spam you)

“The Dancers Body; God’s Instrument in Motion” click this link:
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Mar26

Dance Devotions

Dear Dancer,
Do you participate in outreach? In the Christian church an outreach can be some activity where the members in a ministry leave the four walls of the church to go somewhere to serve a specific community or group of people. You might find a homeless ministry who serve food and give out clothing at a soup kitchen. Or a prayer team who rent a booth at the community festival in order to give kids balloons and free face painting while offering to pray for the needs of the family or invite them to church. The word of God says that we’re called to have a compassionate heart like Christ’s so I pray you get involved in some form of outreach to shine the light of Jesus in this dark world. (Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14)

Last night at Harvest Dance School we held an outreach in the form of a free showing of the animated movie, Leap. Yes, it was a dance movie but the “pointe” of the movie was not about the perfect pirouette. Rather, it was a lesson of encouragement that everyone has greatness in the inside and it must be brought forth through effort! Ministering the light of Jesus to the world is not limited to dance. I want to challenge you to pray and think, in addition to your dance what other skills and talents can you use for God? What are you passionate about? Then pray for the connection to an outreach or create your own. Holy Spirit will ignite a fire and creativity inside of us dancers not only in rehearsal or in a time of worship. Instead of thinking about the song selection, the right garments and the choreography you can find a new dance at an outreach without a single Grand Jeté! Dance the dance of hope with me as we do not forsake outreach for dance ministry.
May your life be filled with laughter and dance,
Rev. Lucie Poirier (below on a recent mission)

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Mar12

Dance Devotions

Dancer… come forth!

You and I are His choice for this generation. Jesus said….Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.(John 15:16)

Your dance will cause nations to change and will confront cultures. The lost will be saved, healed and delivered by the blood of the lamb of God, Jesus. Will you take hold of your assignment and do it well? Will you come forth? As I pray, plan and prepare for the 13th Annual Dance Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, I am thinking of you. Will you join us as we gather, confer, train and minister? Taking your assignment seriously is important, especially when you’re chosen. There were many that followed Jesus but He only chose 12 to train and personally disciple. Elisha heeded the call of the prophet Elijah, he was chosen. David’s brothers were called, but David was chosen. You can find many examples as you study the scriptures for the assignment of the chosen. Every believer ought to dance, but God has chosen a selected few for certain assignments.

Please ask the Lord if you’re to join us Sept 7 & 8 in Jacksonville, Florida? Message me, email me or contact me at Harvest Dance School!
Dancer, will you come forth?!

~May your life be filled with laughter and dance!
Rev. Lucie Poirier
Below is the conference info!

https://danceforaharvest.eventbrite.com

 

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Mar7

March 2018 Newsletter

Dancing for the Endtime Harvest quarterly published newsletters, click link below read March’s updates!

March 2018 newsletter

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Mar5

Your Temperature

Dear Dancer,

How are you today? (This is an old post, but, thought it worthy to repost.)

What is the spiritual temperature of your dance? Over the course of the past several days, the weather has been pretty cold here in Florida. This year the weather has been at an extreme. We are living in a time where the spiritual atmosphere is quite cold. I would like to make a connection with the days that we are living in and the climate of its atmosphere. My point is to pay attention to God’s prophetic time clock and our surroundings. We must be dancers that are like the sons of Issachar. They knew the times. Dancers must be aware because we are an important part. We are living in a time that apostle Paul called, perilous in 2 Timothy 3:1.

2 Timothy 3:1-4 says,  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

As I sat here in my home office, I looked at my left and saw about 5 plants that I brought in from the extreme cold weather. I brought them in because they were dying outside in the cold. Their leaves and flowers were withered. They were drooped down. They were about to dry out completely and die. I brought them into the house where this atmosphere can revive them again. I also made a mixture of Epsom salt and water to water them. The Epsom salt will help bring life back to them.

It dawned on me that the natural weather at this time is like the spiritual weather of the days that we are living in. It is up to us to get in a place with the right atmosphere. We must clothe ourselves for this weather (weather of the world) that we are exposed to during this end time. We should not allow ourselves to become frozen or withered and limp. We must water ourselves with the Spirit of God.

Psalms 1 says:  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.   But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;

Dancer, what is your spiritual temperature right now? Have you allowed the coldness of this world to wither you away? Are you planted by the rivers of water or are you parched? Quench your thirst with the Living Water!

Rev. Lucie

May your life be filled with laughter and dance!

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Feb20

Dance Devotions

A few definitions of strength as found at merriam-webster.com are the capacity for exertion or endurance, the power to resist force/ attack and the degree of potency/ concentration. Last Tuesday on the Blog talk Radio episode I shared the scripture from 2nd Kings 19:3 where King Hezekiah spoke of the lack of strength. Later we can read in verse 15-19 where he spread the “news of destruction” before God in prayer and gleaned his strength back. 

Today I want to speak to you Dancer who is lacking the capacity for exertion or endurance; do you feel weary or intimidated by what you see/ experience right now? Is your degree of concentration slipping because of the physical attack on your health? Your power to resist the force or attack in your finances waning? Last week here on the dancers devotions we discussed “The Dancer’s Diet” and how we will be strengthened by a steady diet consisting of God’s word. I sense it is necessary to stay here longer because I am receiving quite a few calls, Facebook messages and comments from dancers who need to be strengthened. I want to encourage you Dancer to not despise your testimony (Rev. 12:1)! Do not get intimidated by what you see (2 Cor. 5:7)! 

God cares for you and what is causing you stress. worry or anxiety. He says to spread it before Him in prayer (1st Peter 5:7)! Have you written it out and brought it to Him? The word of God is on top of your situation! Study His word and suffocate your situation with His word, His promises to you! You can send me your prayer request and I will join you in speaking God’s word for the battle is the Lord’s! Amen!

May your life be filled with laughter and dance,
Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Feb12

Dance Devotions

The Dancer’s Diet

The eating habit of a dancer is very important. As a dancer, there is a great nutrititional demand that is placed on the body. The body’s systems depend on fuel for their tasks in the dance. The muscles and tissues must be flexible and strong. The nervous system relies on the right balance of vitamins and minerals so the dancer’s performance will be executed in confidence. The dancer must have sufficient energy to be able to withstand the various movements that will be needed for his or her dance. She must eat for energy. Therefore, the serious dancer’s diet has no room for compromise. As dancers in the kingdom of God we must pay attention to our spiritual diets.

Daniel knew that he had to purpose in His mind that he would not eat dainties and be drunken with artificial sugars because he needed His strength to come from the Spirit. He understood the concept from Deuteronomy 8, which says, that man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that came out of the mouth of God.

Dancers must study and eat the Word. The strength that is needed to dance in the spirit comes from reading the word of God. A well balanced spiritual diet is essential. In Isaiah 37:3 the bible tells us that the king tore his clothes off in shame when he realized there was no spiritual strength.

‘And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.’

Our dance must produce a harvest. We are living in times where we must bring forth a harvest in our dance. How’s your spiritual diet dancer?

May your life be filled with laughter and dance,
Rev. Lucie Poirier

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