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Thursday, December 31, 2015

With So Much Negative News, How Do We Receive Good Morning News Everyday?

I’ve come to find out that something very interesting happens at night while I'm sleeping. There are people all over the world making news! But I found out that God has Good News for me Every Morning! And one of His consistent daily headlines is found in Psalm 143:8. Listen to this: "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love. For I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go. For to You I lift up my soul." God's inviting us here to check out the news from heaven every new morning. If you do, you will notice that the headline is always the same-God's Love Is Unfailing. And no matter what went on during the night, even if you were a part of the story, God still loves you very much.  

Truth is, there are those days where we're ruled by our worries or our weakness, and we’re ruled by our pain, our guilt, by our To Do List, our responsibilities, our stress, our moods, our erratic emotions. The problem is that I think we choose early in the day to focus on other headlines instead of God's. It’s like having this important front page story, but when you look to the left, you see the one day sale at Macy’s and so your focus shifts, and you ignore what was most important. Or, instead of focusing in on God's unfailing love, we fill our heart with a headline like this: The money is failing! The interest rate is failing! My strength is failing! My health is failing! My loved ones are failing! My dream is failing! The one I trusted is failing me! The church is failing me! However, remember this: every earth thing, every earth person will fail you sometimes. You can ONLY get Unfailing Love from God!

None of us knows what news will break in our life on any given day. When a parent will get sick, a sibling dies, a child goes astray, you lose the house or job, your diagnosis is steadily declining, your marriage ends, your church doors close for a final time, the car crashes, the stray bullet comes through the wrong window….the list is endless of what could happen from day-to-day. That's why I love the security of Hebrews 6:19, that says, speaking of Jesus, “This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells],” (AMP). His love is one love that will never leave. One unmovable relationship. One unloseable security. How wonderful it is to wake up in the morning and go, "I know He loves me. I've opened my life to that love that began on that cross." And every time I think of it my mind wonders to Scriptures like these:

Therefore, every morning, empty your mind, your emotions, and your attitudes to the headlines from heaven. They overrule every other headline. The morning news is always this: God Loves Me Today! And there will never be a moment that He doesn't. This day I am incredibly loved by an incredible God. Now that’s Good Morning News…And I Receive it…Everyday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Don't Get It Confused!

In all of your understanding do not be confused in understanding the purpose of Prayer. Prayer is not outlining your agenda to God. Prayer is getting into God's presence so He can outline His agenda for you. A day without prayer is a day we foolishly believe that we can handle any and everything because we have it under control! A thief breaks into your home and you are in your bedroom. You have a weapon but you don't know how to use it. You say I wished I would have practiced using this weapon before this incident. The thief is coming closer to where you are, you have the weapon in your hand but you don't know how to use it. So the thief comes to where you are and overtake you and harm you greatly. Terrifying scenario!!!

Well the thief (SATAN) breaks into our lives to harm us and many of us have the weapon (THE WORD OF GOD) in our hand but we don't know how to use it. If we would have practice using the weapon before the incident we would know how to use it when the thief shows up. A Bible just sitting on the table has no importance, just as a treadmill that just sits in a room. They Must Be Used!!!
Pray daily, study the Word of God daily so that when you come under Satan's attack you can be prepared;  know how to use your weapon; the Word of God. Don't let the thief (Satan) overtake you.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Way to Defeat the Enemy is to Name the Lie and Insert the Truth.


Run To The Roar! Whatever you doubt or fear run to it, face it head on.  We have been running with our backs to Satan for too long. Let’s face him head on, face to face and tell him to bring it on. Your victory is in your hands. God will lead and guide you. Don't give Satan the satisfaction and victory to run all through your home and life wrecking havoc simply because you are afraid to run to him and face him head on.  If we don't know the truth about God's Word, we will believe the lies of the devil. To Understand the Word of God, Rely On the Spirit of God.

The Holy Spirit will give us understanding and teach us how to apply Gods truth in our lives. God doesn’t let us run in the opposite direction. The Bible is the tool the Spirit uses in our lives as an essential and major part of the armor that God gives us to fight our spiritual battles. I learned if we never meditate on God's Word, we'll never experience the depth of His love and what He will do for each of us in times of trouble. The Word of God (when you know it) becomes a filter in your life.  

The devil is a liarEvery play of Satan is a lie. The way to defeat the enemy is to name the lie and insert the truth. When you know the word of God you can defeat Satan by standing on God’s word as Jesus did by inserting the truth. Many of Satan attacks are effective on people lives today simply because they cannot run to the roar, because they do not know God’s Word. "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.' But he answered, 'It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ' Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “He will command his angels concerning you,' and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.” ' Jesus said to him, 'Again it is written, "You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.” ' Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, 'All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.' Then Jesus said to him, 'Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” ' Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him." Matthew 4:1-11. The devil will leave you alone when you remind him of his future when you start reading Revelation Chapter 17 and on through the Book of Revelations he will run from you because he doesn’t want to hear about his time being limited and what is going to happen to him.

You see Satan knows the Word of God to, but he distorts the truth and he quoted the scriptures to Jesus, the Son of God, who in turn, quoted the truth of God's Word to Satan and what did Satan do? He fled.  This battlefield we're living in is coming to a climax; Christian life is a battle, a challenge to the very core of our souls. Warrior up~~~, run to the roar of the toothless lion and beat him in his arena. This is what we are expected and called to do. We have the power and authority by the blood and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus! Run To The Roar; because your Father has never lost a battle and He never will. Jehovah Nissi (Hebrew: יְהוָה נִסִּי), The Lord my Banner, He reign in victory. Lord we look to You. You are our Strength, You are our Shield, You are our Rock. Help us to remove all doubt, all fear and when we "Run to the Roar", give us the victory. El Shaddai. The Bible: Know it in your head, stow it in your heart, show it in your life and sow it in the world.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

It’s Time for a Change of Heart. You Control the Remote to Your Heart.


Your heart matters! And the channels you decide to set it on matter! Remember, your very life starts and stops via your heart! So wouldn’t you want to set it on good channels so your life can continue to flow? I’m aware that there are some people who do not watch television but there is still a large percentage that does.
Truth is, a lot of channels flash across the TV of your heart each day. And many of them you can’t afford to stop and watch – like any image, input or opportunity that encourages or feeds a person sexual lust; as if their lust needed any more strengthening! You may not be able to help the fact that a sexual input flashes on the screen. But you can decide whether or not it stays on your screen. This is why it’s so important to know your triggers THE REMOTE IS IN YOUR HAND, AND YOU HAVE CONTROL OF WHAT YOU WATCH AND WHAT YOU CHANGE!
Be honest, you can’t afford to dwell on anything that feeds your anger, when anger is a stronghold for you. With that in mind, you may want to avoid shows that talk about violence. For some, you can’t afford to dwell on anything that feeds your depression. Think about it, why would you watch sad dramas about someone giving up on life and ending theirs? You can’t handle that, so you don’t watch that! For others, you can’t afford to dwell on silly sitcoms that laugh at marital spats over small stuff because you struggle with complaining and nagging. Therefore, you don’t want to use a character in a sitcom to attempt to justify last night’s argument with your husband or wife. Furthermore, for others something that feeds on worry is not a show you want to focus on. Think about it: Why would you watch fear factor, or shows about a person drowning or crashing in a plane, right before you’re about to go on a cruise or fly out of state? And we certainly don’t need to mention shows about materialism, when you’re spending problem is about to be a bankruptcy, foreclosure, lose your family problem! Think about it, maybe that’s why you’ve continued to struggle and why you continue to lose so much in that part of your life because you keep feeding it.
You keep stopping to watch and listen to a channel that’s feeding the dark side of you. Remember this: You only feed what you want to nourish so it grows. This is why we feed our faith and starve our fears! Remember the Word of God: “For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things] – these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]” (1 John 2:16 AMP). You have to be careful of what your eyes behold! Your flesh loves to be entertained, don’t let it make a clown out of you! Change the Channel of Your Heart if you’re Watching What Could Wreck Your Life!
In other words, there’s no such thing as an "Irresistible Temptation" in the life of a child of God! How do I know that to be true? Because the Bible clearly said, “…But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out…” Those are the words, “…a way out, so that you can stand up under it.” There is nothing you are tempted to go in, that God hasn’t already provided a way out of! Just like channel surfing, you can’t use the excuse, especially in this day and time, that “there’s nothing to watch”. There’s much to watch, and in my opinion Too Much! However, the remote to your heart is always in your hand and as such, in your power and control to change. No blaming, no excuses, no loopholes, no pointing fingers. Your heart is your responsibility! And there is no temptation that you have to watch!
So the temptation channel comes on. You didn’t choose that, but God says, “There’s a way out.” Know where your exits are, like they say on the airplane. Know how to choose something else, know how to immediately switch the channel. And using wisdom is when you pre-choose your exit before the temptation ever arrives. In other words, “I know what I’m going to do if something pops up, because I’ve already prepared myself for it, just in case.”
Another note to keep handy: When you change the channel, change it quickly! That’s how commercials get you hooked! They know that people channel surf, so they have to quickly entice you with their first few opening words, and those opening words are usually something visually seductive! Think about it: What is the purpose of making a Liquid Plumr commercial sexy? It’s for the toilet, the sink or a clog, and yet they’ve managed to make it look like a sexy 2-minute drama! If you want to buy a car, do you really think you’re going to get the sexy, half-naked blonde on the hood to be thrown in as an added bonus? They’re all traps, and it’s up to you to escape the trap! And how do you do that? According to the Word of God, you go to GOD! He alone provides you with a way of escape. WARNING:
When you sit too long, you don’t want to escape, even when an escape is provided! DANGER! Don’t set your heart on it. Find a channel where Jesus is and set your heart to focus on Him. Does that mean you have to watch Gospel all day and night? NO! I love Law and Order; CSI; NCIS etc... But there are times when those shows have episodes I choose not to watch, I immediately change the channel.  In other words, only watch what you can handle! There are some really good shows on, you just have to set your standards and don’t let the stations change them!  Don't watch anything that would pull you back to a time that could stir up painful emotions and memories.
Remember: You Control the Remote to Your Heart, So When You Need to, CHANGE THE CHANNEL…Quickly!

Blessings
J.P. Olson

You May Think Your Situation is Permanent. All The Facts Are Telling You It’s Impossible. But God Is Saying Today, You Need To Get Ready.

You may think your situation is permanent.  All the facts are telling you it’s impossible.  But God is saying today, you need to get ready.  I have explosive blessings coming your way.“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert?” (Isaiah 43:19 AMP)

God says He wants to “…do a new thing…” FOR YOU, so disregard the circumstances and believe the God who cannot lie! “So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth:  it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 AMP); “God is not like people. He tells no lies. He is not like humans. He doesn’t change His mind. When He says something, He does it. When He makes a promise, He keeps it” (Numbers 23:19 AMP)

So If God Said He’s About To Do Something New For You, You Better Believe It and Get Ready to Receive It! “Then said the Lord to me…I am alert and active, watching over My Word to PERFORM IT” (Jeremiah 1:12 AMP) The Lord Is About to Perform His Word In Your Life Today! So, “Are You Ready Yet?”

In case you didn’t know, might I inform you that you’re too important to God to be destroyed by a trial that was just meant to give you character and direction? In other words, you Survived! By the Grace of God You Made It! And God not only brought you through the valley, but He caused you to grow in it and come out of it Stronger and With Deeper Roots for Stability for Future Struggles! Therefore, if you want to know what God can do, just look at what He’s ALREADY done for YOU in the past and you’ll start feeling better about your future! “I See Myself In The Future And Things Look So Much Better! I’m Expecting a Miracle, And My Miracle Is Expecting Me!” (Bishop James R. Chambers)

And that’s not all! Listen: “Behold, I will do a new thing; NOW IT SHALL SPRING FORTH…” After feeling like you’ve waited forever, Get Ready, God will move Suddenly!  You may think your situation is permanent.  All the facts are telling you it’s impossible.  But God is saying today, you need to get ready. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

All You Need Is God's Word and Faith

Trust God and Lay it Down, all of your problems, all of your pain. Ask the widow who gave her last to God and prepared for her and her son to die...I mean she was OUT of her supply. She survived and thrived. God made a way. Ask Job who lost his family and all of his possessions and even his health. He had another whole life begin and his wealth and everything was restored. When God restores, it's better than before. Ask Abraham who stepped out in faith believing God with a barren wife, a promise from God and no real direction for his future. All you need is God's word and faith to believe. You have both of those things. Don't give up. You are about to see your breakthrough. Your season is about to change. See it in your heart and believe it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DESPERATE PEOPLE PRAY DESPERATE PRAYERS, AND GOD RESPONDS! It's Time to Cry Out.


DESPERATE PEOPLE PRAY DESPERATE PRAYERS, AND GOD RESPONDS! It's Time to Cry Out. YOU SEE, TROUBLE NOT ONLY PLACES A DEMAND ON YOUR FAITH, BUT REVEALS THE DEPTH OF IT! Truth is, you don’t really know much about your faith when your bills are paid, your body is healthy, your children are acting right, and your marriage is intact! BUT WHEN ALL IN YOUR LIFE IS BREAKING LOOSE AND YOU TRUST GOD TO BRING YOU THROUGH IT, YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT GENUINE FAITH!

The enemy is attacking your mind, your rest, your peace, your emotions and your thought life! So what can you do?  Lift up the shield of faith and stop his flaming arrows: Take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” and use it to drive him back! (Ephesians 6:17 NKJV). Put Your Faith To Work because It's time to cry out.

Listen to another example, the Syrian army had surrounded the city of Samaria and its population was dying of starvation. Having lived off scraps of bread that folks threw over the wall each day, four lepers quickly assessed that they were in trouble. They said, “WHY SIT HERE UNTIL WE DIE?” (2 Kings 7:3 TLB). So they went into the city, only to discover God had worked a miracle, causing the Syrians to flee in terror, leaving behind them food, water, and riches!  What do we learn from these four lepers? REFUSE TO SIT THERE AND DIE! WHEN YOU PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION, GOD WILL GO TO WORK ON YOUR BEHALF! BUT YOU HAVE TO RISE UP AND SAY:  I Will Live and Not Die, I Will Survive, I Will Rise Above My problem and this situation.

You see, I’ve learned from personal experience, when you get DESPERATE enough you won’t care who God uses to fuel your faith, you’ll be willing to receive any help He sends your way! Just ask Naaman!  Naaman the leper, a five-star general in the Syrian army, humbled himself and eventually became willing to listen to a girl who washed dishes and made beds in his house!

(Listen: When somebody has an answer from God to deliver to you, you won’t care who the messenger is, what they look like, what they do or what they've got on, just as long as they deliver your message of healing!)  Naaman was even willing to finally dip seven times in the dirtiest river around, in order to come up clean (2 Kings 5:1-19). Genuine faith says: “I don’t care where I have to go, what I have to do, or who I have to listen to, whatever God says, I’ll do it!” Why live with a disease when you can simply believe God, trust what He says, and put your faith to work?! 

I mean why die when you can live?! How odd. To some of us it might even seem ridiculous. But oftentimes before God does the miraculous, sometimes He’ll ask you to do the ridiculous! Indeed, when He tells you to do something it may not seem like it’s even related to what you’re praying about at all. When that happens, you have a decision to make: doubt Him, or obey Him! My Suggestion: Instead of discussing the issues endlessly, just do what He’s told you to do! Real faith in action needs no explanation in order to act! Sometimes God will give you “a Word” and it looks like it’s not even working – but it is – yes, even when it doesn’t look like it!  The faith that God responds to does not require understanding of the orders given, just obedience in carrying them out! And when you do, you’ll be amazed at what He does in the meantime!

The more you walk by faith, God is restoring, resurrecting, returning, reviving, regenerating, reestablishing, and in the end you’ll do the rejoicing when all of the broken pieces are finally brought back together again! 

And all it takes is faith!