Pots of Oil

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Hello all,

Greetings in the matchless Name of Jesus Christ! As we sit at the dining room table to write this letter we are truly lost for words to convey all that we’ve experienced in the presence of his glory. We consider it a great privilege to travel the nations & to connect people to HIM through releasing the sound, preaching the gospel, laying the hands on the sick…

Here is a synopsis of recent happenings

For those of you who don’t yet know we are now under the covering of Dan and Marti Duke of Call to the Nations and Rolland and Heidi Baker of Iris Global Ministries. We could not be more honored to walk among these heroes of the faith.

We have a new website! www.thegodbreed.org. You can learn more about how we are fathering local gathering as well as a global movement. You will find blogs, listen to podcasts, watch vodcasts, email us, and even donate. We have worked so hard to put this together. It is truly a valuable resource. Please spread the word.

As a movement, God has truly taken us around world. This last season has been a time of massive acceleration. Besides our beloved nation, we have ministered in- Brazil, Canada, Germany, Holland, Micronesia, Mozambique, Singapore, South Africa, & South Korea. In the approaching months we will be going back to Brazil, Canada, Mozambique, South Africa, South Korea and a first to us… the Congo.

We have spent a great deal of this time teaching & training in the Iris Global Schools of the Harvest & in YWAM Missions Schools; equipping a new breed of missionaries to be released across the earth- fearless layed-down lovers of Jesus that know a love that has no boundaries. We join with the willing- willing to lay their lives down to go after the broken & lost in the most dangerous & darkest places of the earth. We are alos doing meetings ourselves, leading worship, preaching in conferences & gatherings, releasing the manifest presence of God.

In January of 2015 we will go into the Republic of the Congo… to worship in the warzone. We will join with the few on the ground that are rescuing child soldiers & recovering children from brothels.

PARTNERS are our Pots of Oil

  • As missionaries, our family is entirely supported by love offerings & partners. We feel called to go to the ‘least of these’. Your partnership allows us to travel to impoverished regions & churches that could never afford to bring us there themselves. We are truly a MISSIONS organization. We do no ‘charge’ to preach the gospel.
  • Greater influence requires more from us as a family & a ministry. We are out on the water more than ever. Will you please pray & consider partnering with us to a greater degree? As we present ourselves as empty vessels, broken and spilled out, will you fill a pot of oil?

We thank you so much for your prayers & thank those of you that have given financially out of your own diligence already. We deeply appreciate every relationship & value each gift.

*To become a partner or give any amount go to http://www.thegodbreed.org/

Fire and Love,

Jason Lee & Regina Jones

Love Seeks Union

The Godbreed is a company of people, a people knowing their identity as sons and daughters of God, worshipping warriors whose eyes are fixed on their Beloved, a people vehemently seeking His heart and establishing His Kingdom in the earth. Our mandate is to contend for the culture of The Godbreed to be released in the earth by the revelation and manifestation of Jesus Christ who is the Spirit of Prophecy and to see people realize a lifestyle of consecration, worship, and radical devotion.

A Squeaking Truck, African Skies, and a Love Personified

A Squeaking Truck, African Skies, and a Love Personified

 

The squeaking of the truck fills my ears and my heart is full with anticipation of the unknown…literally unfolding every second. Dirt and sweat overwhelm my senses. I breathe deep and remind myself, “I was born for this!”

As I write this, I remember so many moments when I would sing and play, “Wherever you lead me, I will go!” Now, I find myself in Mozambique, in the back of a well digging truck with my new friends, Marta, Silverio, and Saibo, traveling for almost ten hours to go and bring the Kingdom of Heaven to an unreached people group in Palma. The tribe will be gathering soon, so we are driving at full speed, feeling every imperfection of the road to reach our destination.

I look out at my stunning view of breathtaking African skies. The bush hiding behind it so many whom have never heard the message of Jesus. I am privileged, in this moment, to gather with those laid down lovers who brave the bush and find these hidden treasures. The African sky dims, and before long, we are in thick darkness with only the headlights to guide us.

My excitement intensifies with every bump…

Every slide of the truck back and forth…

I close my eyes in trust, lift my hands, and worship!

Suddenly, we come to a full stop! I peer out and see a gathering. The portable screen placed on the back of a truck plays African dance videos, and the people come from everywhere to see. Soon, the Jesus movie will play, and they will see on the screen, many for the first time, the story of Jesus laying down His life.

I want to live fully alive in every second…

I want to identify with the reality that this tribe lives in every day…

For this moment in time, our stories cross paths!

This is amazing! So many nations have gathered to join this team. From across the globe, they have given up everything. Many sold all of their possessions to come and plant their lives in the dirt of Mozambique to find the pearl of great price. And we’re all gathered, here, together. All of our lives for a brief moment in time, gathered in unity for one purpose. JESUS!!!

The movie begins and the Tribe begins to react vocally, just as Jesus is being crucified. The children cry out with every strike upon Jesus’ body. This unfathomable act of love, displayed on screen, transcends; hearts respond; and I watch in awe. Heidi takes the microphone and begins to tell the story of the Good Samaritan. So much love is released, as she shares of the Greatest Love of All.

I have personally only seen few in our generation walk in such personified love as Rolland and Heidi Baker. I have heard the stories for years and watched the testimonies via YouTube. But now, I am here in the bush, in the flesh, and I watch Jesus with skin on. A woman of God possessed with the authentic love of Jesus and just as Jesus was planted in the earth and was the first born of many brethren, I see a woman giving her life in the dirt and God using her as a Sign and Wonder to gather a nation.

She calls one of her many sons, whom is twelve years old, to the front. She asks him to pray and ask God what He wants to do. The little boy states that God wants to heal deaf ears. The call goes out, and a young woman brings up her daughter to be prayed for. The twelve-year-old boy lays hands on the girl. Her ears open and her mother with all those gathered lift their voices in praise!

The first sound this little girl heard was the sound of worship to the One!

Then an eleven-year-old boy calls out for those with problems in their feet. Two older ladies respond, and within moments, they begin to run and leap and praise God!

Very possibly for the first time ever…

This tribe lifted their voice in worship to God…

The Father has waited for this moment for all eternity!

I think it is so surreal that we traveled to Palma in a well digging truck. I am reminded of when David wanted a drink of water from Bethlehem, and his mighty men fought the Philistine garrison and brought it back. David couldn’t even drink it, as these men offered their lives to retrieve this water. Witnessing Heidi and so many, whom have laid down their lives to get a drink of water from Mozambique in this remote village of Palma and offer it to the Father as offering, is life changing.

Where is your Palma? It is your family; workplace, school, or maybe it is another nation. Wherever the place…this is the key; a life laid down in love! When you fall in love you will go to the ends of he earth or the end of your street for the one you in love with. Fall in love with Jesus and dive headfirst and be fully alive in every moment!

Fire and Love,

Jason Lee Jones

 

The Twilight of Day, A Wedding, and Burning Lamps

The Twilight of Day, A Wedding, and Burning Lamps

 

In the twilight of the day, the atmosphere intoxicates with romance. The bride and groom dressed in all their glory. The onlookers gaze at the wonder of two becoming one. The pockets of conversations, families reminiscing, the clatter of forks and spoons, and outbursts of laughter score this momentous occasion.

 

I smile.

 

Life in motion.

 

Simply beautiful.

 

A quiet hush stills the night. Everyone congregates in the front lawn. Engulfed with dancing flames of fire, the most extravagant display of white lanterns set ablaze. Filling with heat from the flame, these luminaries ascend and cast light over the dark of the night. The burning lamps catch the momentum of the wind, soaring to new heights. Suddenly, the sky is filled with FIRE. WHOA!

 

Jesus’ first miracle was performed at a wedding. I believe this speaks volumes to us, as it was the beginning of His miracles. (John 2:1-11) Of which, His first was not raising the dead, opening deaf ears, etc. It was turning water to wine, and where did it happen?  It was at a wedding, a celebration of covenant.

 

From the very beginning this was and still is the desire of God, to live in covenant relationship with us. Jesus displays this so beautifully in John 17:21 when He prays, “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be ONE IN US, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” Jesus is after our hearts with a Holy desire. He is after intimacy in the deepest sense of the word, to become one in Him and burn with a Holy Flame of Love.

 

This resounded in my spirit so strong, as I officiated this wedding. Before my very eyes, I witnessed the miracle of two becoming one. The exclamation point was the luminaries as they ascended, fueled by the flame, and guided by the wind.

 

Jesus Himself declares in John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent”.  It is a Holy Romance! The word “to know” here is the most intimate form of knowledge. It goes deeper than church attendance; it goes beyond quoting of scripture; it literally speaks of the way a man knows his wife. Thus the wedding!

 

As I witnessed these burning lamps ascend from the wedding, I couldn’t help but think of the glorious church, celebrating covenant and catching aflame with the Fire of His love, being guided by the wind of the Spirit, and becoming a light in the deepest darkest places.

 

In His Fire and Love,

JLJ

 

 

 

A Pool of Tears, Transcendent Worship, and The Father’s Delight

A Pool of Tears, Transcendent Worship, and The Father’s Delight

Knees bowed, heart raw, dripping in a pool of tears. Completely lost in translation, yet very much comfortable. A foreign land, songs sung in another language, and completely lost in words not understood, however running deep, deep to the bone.

The worship leader weeps. I fall further to the floor. The authentic voice, so rich, it beckons deeper. Lost and burning in His Arms, in the Father’s embrace. Lost but found, often here, but rest assured in this uncertainty. The mystery that draws deep in finding Him and knowing it’s all about HIM.

True worship transcends, surpassing language, reaching beyond words on a screen, lights beaming, smoke bellowing, and the newest sound system pulsating. Bypassing religious activity, pomp and circumstance, hype and high energy. Knowing there’s nothing wrong with new innovation and excellence, striving to know one’s craft, and reaching for a greater creativity in communication, but proceeding with caution, as a right heart can lead to the wrong application, simply by getting lost in the all the ‘stuff’.

True worship begins with a matter of the heart. A raw and intimate love engulfed in heartfelt emotions, reaching the heights of Heaven and permeating the heart of the Father. A magnificent authenticity expressed for the sole reason of our creation, ALL for HIM and completely about HIM.

At the core, true worship, vulnerable, from a place of deepest heartfelt emotion. So tender, it cuts through to the stone cold heart and links directly to Heaven. God given emotions, connecting with Him, so He can speak to us and through us. Embrace this emotion when mixed with the Truth.

A step further, takes worship to a lifestyle, not found in a song or a message. These are mere expressions of worship, but not true worship. Found in our lives laid down. I believe this is the emphasis of the Psalmist when he wrote, You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; 
 you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”  Psalm 51:16-17

The Father is after our heart. He is after our deepest emotions, jealous for our eyes and thoughts. He is not merely after our one-hour bible study, Sunday morning service, Wednesday night gathering. He is not after our religious duty and acts of kindness. Things needed and necessary, but if done without heart, simply become meaningless. This is what the Psalmist means when he states, “You don’t delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it…” but then he gives us the key, “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

Our sacrifice mixed with heart is irresistible to God. It is His delight!  Everything we do should be from a place of a heart in connection with God. Everything we do should be from the revelation of a heart that has been redeemed. Worship in spirit and in truth, from playing an instrument to giving a glass of water! Expressions of love mixed with heart transcend the activity and allows Heaven to kiss earth and give God delight!

Fire and Love,

JLJ

A Bonfire, A Sound, and an Intense Desire

A Bonfire, A Sound, and an Intense Desire

Enticed by an invitation. Drawn by a warmth, a light. Mesmerized by a dance of color, the eye catching every flicker. Senses deeply fascinated and intrigued by its mystery. Fire, dangerous yet divine, comforting yet fearful, consuming all it encounters. Demanding respect and awe, it kindles and kills, yet beckons every time.

Recently moving to Savannah, Georgia and blessed with a huge back yard, perfect for bon fires, we had some people over and built a beautiful fire. It wasn’t long before every person made their way and gathered around this phenomenon that compelled all. Eventually going inside to clean up a bit, the fire caught my eye from a distance; it called to me. Making my way back to the fire, I was astonished as all those gathered were worshiping Jesus. From the place of the fire came a sound that released the love of Jesus and consumed every fiber of my being. I was raptured.

No wonder Moses had to “turn aside to see.”  The fire beckoned! It called to him! It touched his senses on such a dimension he stopped his agenda and was drawn to its call. Just imagine that moment! Moses drawing near, realizing he was on Holy ground. I love his response! Taking off his sandals, stripping himself of his former walk, he steps closer. OHHHH!!! Closer to the flame!!! This fire was unlike any Moses had ever encountered. It was alive. It was God Himself! A manifestation of the Presence of God, Divinity releasing destiny. A Theophany! And it called to him, “Moses!” And It calls to US today!

Yes! The Fire beckons today! It calls to our deepest desire, consuming all that keeps us from drawing near. It demands our attention! God is Fire! His Fire is His intense desire in manifestation. From the fire comes a sound, the sound of God’s jealousy for our heart. It’s the sound of the very heart of Heaven for His children to “turn aside.” Turn aside from every distraction, from every sin that easily besets us, and take off our sandals, leaving the old walk and walking as children of Light. Oh! How the Fire beckons today! Hear His voice from the Flame! Hear His earnest call for you and be raptured!

Fire and Love,

JLJ

A Red Piano, A Little Ballerina, and A Beautiful Butterfly

A Red Piano, A Little Ballerina, and A Beautiful Butterfly

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…Proverbs 17:22

For some time, Regina and I have been looking and asking God for a piano. There are many reasons for this, but a continuation of making our home a habitation for God is first and foremost, desiring our home to be an altar and our family to worship together, catching the Sounds of Heaven.  Never ceasing to be amazed at God’s faithfulness, a dear brother and friend, Dave Cates, found a beautiful piano and delivered it to our house!

I wasted no time! Immediately, I sat at the piano, though slightly out of tune, and began to worship, Gina and I began singing random songs. Nothing can match the raw, authentic sound of an acoustic piano, with its sound reverberating against the tile floors and bouncing off the walls throughout the entire house. I LOVE IT! I want these constant vibrations of this piano to saturate our home and for our children to see their mommy and daddy worship at the altar of God, in our home, just as much as on the platform.

Just then, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of Faith-Tuesday twirling. My heart overjoyed as she danced before God!  Often wanting to literally pinch myself, as my life seems like a fairytale, I marveled in our family, a picture of the rescue of Jesus, yes, having our share of struggles like everyone, but having experienced the constant saving grace of God. Gathered around this beautiful red piano in our living room, we worshipped before the throne of God!

For those of you who don’t know, we adopted both of our children. Both born into horrific situations but snatched from the grips of hell by God! Where the enemy wanted Faith-Tuesday to be orphaned and helpless, here she stands, a beautiful little ballerina, dancing in the Presence of God. As I watch her spinning before Jesus, in my heart, I was taken back to a prophetic word spoken over her.

“This little Faith-Tuesday will be wrapped up with a bow and given to you…you won’t even have to work for it…she will be a gift…

This little one will be like a ballerina in a snow globe…when you worship, Jason, the snow will fall and she will dance. She will dance as you worship…”

This red piano, given by God, instantly began to give access to the very promises, He has given in our lives as a family!

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in the presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 

Faith-Tuesday is truly our gift. So many times, when people hear we adopted her, they say, “She is truly blessed to have gotten you guys as her family.” While we appreciate all of these kind words and completely understand the intentions, we are the blessed ones

With not enough room in a mere blog to recite all of the miracles in her little five-year-old life, in a nutshell, God truly wrapped her with up with a bow and gave her to us! She stopped breathing at birth; her foster mom at the time tells us how she gasped for air to stay alive.  She had a zeal for life before she even had a chance to live.

Also, born with a massive heart murmur, they planned to perform open-heart surgery, to the point of showing Regina where they would cut her open. For this reason, when we adopted her, we named her middle name Borboletta, Portuguese for Butterfly, to prophesy that God would transform her from the inside out, just like the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into the butterfly. Sure enough! God healed her heart! No surgery was needed! Her heart is perfect and she is our little butterfly.

So here I am witnessing the manifestation of the promise of heaven before my very eyes. A little butterfly flying on the winds of Heaven, as I play my red piano!

From when we first adopted her and to this very day, Faith-Tuesday laughs. She laughs at night, as she going to bed. She laughs in the morning when she wakes up. So one day, I asked the Lord about this. He said, “She is your Merry Heart!” Truly God healed her heart, inside and out.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine.  I am not sure of your situation today, but one thing is for sure, “In His presence there is fullness of joy!” Dive into His presence, allowing the metamorphosis of your heart to heal you from the inside out and give you the wings of freedom to FLY!

JLJ