Thursday, November 24, 2016
David seemed like the least likely person to take on the giant, but he was the only person there who believed that God was bigger than the giant. So David, it says, "…ran quickly toward the battle lines to meet him." (NIV)
1 Samuel , here, we’re watching the army of Israel being totally intimidated by Goliath, the Philistine giant. David is this little guy who wants to go out and fight him. But Saul, the king, replies in verse 33, "…You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight him. For you are [only] a young man and he has been a warrior since his youth." (AMP). And then in Verse 37, David says, "…The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you." (AMP)
The Jews of Moses' day and Joshua's day; well, they made the same mistake when they measured the challenge in front of them. They looked at the Promised Land and they saw walls, and cities, and warriors that were bigger than they were.
Listen to Numbers 13:31-33, “But the others said, “We can’t attack those people; they’re way stronger than we are.” They spread scary rumors among the People of Israel. They said, “We scouted out the land from one end to the other—it’s a land that swallows people whole. Everybody we saw was huge. Why, we even saw the Nephilim giants (the Anak giants come from the Nephilim). Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.” (MSG).
They had men with them to say in essence, "God's Bigger Than Giants!" But unbelief won the day, and so the people got to spend 40 years wandering in the wilderness as a result. Listen to Numbers 32:10-13, “The Lord became very angry. And he said that no one who was twenty years or older when they left Egypt would enter the land he had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Not one of those people believed in the Lord’s power, except Caleb and Joshua. They remained faithful to the Lord, but he was so angry with the others that he forced them to wander around in the desert forty years. By that time everyone who had sinned against him had died.” (CEV)
"It's bigger than God!" That's what unbelief says. It's what worry is saying. It’s what fear is saying. It’s what discouragement is saying. We don't really believe that theologically, but practically we seem to. We get beaten by the walls, beaten by the giants and the obstacles, because we think, "This one's pretty big, maybe too big for God."
But do you really want to miss the Promise because you doubt God’s Power? Do you really want to die in fear, because you didn’t live in faith? I think not!
So, what's the big thing that's making you afraid, making you discouraged? "These bills are bigger than God." Really? "This crisis is bigger than God." Is it? Really? "This pain, this illness, this family problem; it's bigger than...." Oh, forget it! It's nowhere near bigger than God! Nothing is! Compared to you, the challenge or the obstacle is huge. But what are you going to do with God, who created a hundred billion galaxies; who controls a hundred billion galaxies and everything in them? Why don't you measure your monster next to Him? You'll find your fear turning to faith and your stress melting into peace.
You’ve seen God heal, you’ve seen God deliver, you’ve seen God save, you’ve seen God do the impossible, and you’ve seen God turn it around in your favor. So why do you doubt Him now? You’ve seen God keep a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food on the table, clothes in the closet. So why do you doubt Him now? You’ve seen God protect you and provide for you. So why do you doubt Him now? What the doctors said before didn’t stop God from being God…what stops Him now? You’ve seen God grant you a job, a paycheck, insurance, transportation. So why do you doubt Him now?
Listen, there is absolutely nothing that God can’t do except lie and fail! “God is not a man that He should lie.” He has never failed us and He is not about to start now. So why are you allowing circumstances to crush your faith in God? Now, that’s how we need to view our God! Bigger Than All Things! Always in Charge no matter what becomes out of Control in our lives!
And I’ll be the first to tell you, this isn't what I’ve read, but what I’ve lived. I know what it feels like to feel as though your bills are bigger; the diagnosis is bigger; the pain is bigger; the enemies attack is bigger; the lack of employment is bigger; the lack of money is bigger; the lack of food and shelter is bigger. Been there! And I know first-hand the response on both sides. I know what it feels like to experience all of those things and feel as if God has forgotten you or that your situation is so big that God has to figure out a solution to your problem. And I can tell you personally, thoughts like that only bring about fear, worry, lack of sleep, loss of hair, loss of peace and joy, high blood pressure and the like. In other words, it does not help, it only hurts! But, I’ve also grown, matured and developed into a woman of faith. I learned to trust God to handle what I can’t get a grip on. And I’ve watched Him supersede even what I asked of Him in prayer. I learned how to look at obstacles, trials and struggles as only another means of increasing my faith, challenging my hope, building my trust, dependence and reliance on Him. I learned that my hardships and hard times were only teaching me to do more than read the Scriptures, but to apply them, live them and walk in them.
People of God, we need to learn how to measure our giants by the size of our God, not our God by the size of our giants! After all, what can be measured against God?
Today I leave for Israel with a group of friends and intercessors, as we pray for peace over Israel and peace over America. We ask for your prayers during our journey to the Holy Land. I felt led to share God's Word and what He has placed on my heart.
Today it appears that our nation is topsy turvy, "a state of utter confusion". God makes no mistakes. "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God. Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." (Romans 13:1-2) Worship the lord for every perfect decision He makes, whether we like it or not! Don't find yourself praying and trying to go into spiritual warfare against God and his solidified will. Jesus is not going to stop reigning. God is always working behind the scene.... He's directing it all.
"The LORD of Hosts Himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way? It is His hand that is outstretched, so who can turn it back? “(Isaiah )
God predestined these things to happen, and God’s Will be done. "Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7) God is not a man that He should lie.
Even if my natural mind doesn't always like His decisions, my faith in His sovereignty and perfect ways always takes the forefront. I'm not thinking about mere mortals thoughts on it, because most try to override God and do not understand why He has to allow certain things.
PROPHETIC WORD NOVEMBER 2016.
It's seriously time to get it together, God is not playing and Satan is working double time and over time. No More Water, But Fire The Next Time. They ignored the prophecy, continued in their wickedness, and were consumed by the floods of angry waters in the days of Noah. Likewise, many make a mockery of those God uses to warn them, and don't believe, but they too will perish in their wickedness and arrogance, but this time BY FIRE. God is not a man that He should lie; nor is he mocked. Get your houses in order. . Any church that advocates for sin and tells you that there is more than one way to God, is a Synagogue of Satan!
The Holy Spirit told me repeatedly: God is not playing in this hour!
Tell them that powerful demons are being unchained in hell, and are being released into the earth to torment and destroy the inhabitants. God's concern is His people, His church. Where are they, who are they worshiping, what are they doing? Why are they not listening to and obeying sound doctrine? Things are about to get worse. They must pray. This is the season where you have to mean what you say, and say what you mean! Most of all, your actions need to align with your words in everything, because every move you make is crucial, and the time is very sensitive right now. The devil is not showing any mercy on anyone. As a matter of fact, he is even more relentless, because he knows his time is almost up. He is sending more of his human agents and demons your way to distract, derail, and destroy you. Something is getting ready to pop off.
It's also a time to sever all meaningless and toxic ties, even from those you're just use to being around. You cannot stay bound to these people and things that are keeping you with constant emotional highs and lows and keep you from progressing. This change is essential for your next level. You can love, forgive, and pray for people from afar! Never allow anyone to make you feel guilty about you wanting to completely sever ties with them, especially if they are hell on wheels, interfering with your relationship with God, and constantly bringing chaos into your life. High blood pressure can lead to death! Use wisdom! The devil is not showing any mercy on anyone. As a matter of fact, he is even more relentless, because he knows his time is almost up. He is sending more of his human agents and demons your way to distract, derail, and destroy you. Put your spiritual eyes on, be vigilant, and stand firm in your convictions in your walk, and in your dealings with people.
Do not be easily persuaded. Be bold and direct. Be led by the spirit of God, and have a zero tolerance for people coming to you with ulterior motives, trying to insult your intelligence, or with conniving spirits. STOP THEM IN THEIR TRACKS! You have to be unwavering in everything. Let them call it mean if they like. Guard yourself. If you're saved, be saved unapologetically and without shame. Let them call you Holy Roller or whatever else. People will talk whether you're doing good or bad. We are going into a new season, beloveds. It's time to surround yourself with those that genuinely love, support, tell you the truth from a pure place, and have your best interest at hand.
To those of you that are highly anointed, faithful, and obedient to God, when the enemy and his demons cannot touch you, because they know you are too full of power. They will always look for your spiritually weak family; those who lack understanding of the spirit world, and sinful family members or those you love the most, and attack them to get to you. They will even attempt to kill them, and possess them. I know it sounds crazy, but this is the works of the kingdom of darkness. They are stupid like that!
Their goal is to shake your foundation, thwart your faith, halt your prayer life, distract, derail, and ultimately destroy you.
When you pray, you must use your body (brain), spirit, and soul to go into the spiritual realm; visualize/use your imagination, and by name, put your loved ones into the center of a circle, and begin asking God to put a hedge of protection and an incubator of the blood of Jesus, around everyone within that circle.
Also, verbally loose the terror of God on, and bind any demon and/or even human agents that is planning to come into that circle to harm those you've placed inside it. Pray with scripture "Whatever you bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven. Whatever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven." all in Jesus's name.
My Heavenly Father, my all and all, You are raising up a standard in this season, and we are called to unwavering faith and obedience in this hour like never before.
My mind and heart is stayed on You. My hopes are on things eternal. We are but a vapor in this earth; one minute we're here, and the next we're gone. Time is so precious, and it waits for nothing. I just want you to be pleased with me. My entire being and everything You allow is for Your glory.
We must trust You Lord and we love You with all our heart and soul.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Prophets/ Intercessors Are Not Psychics, Witches, Warlocks, Diviners, Fortune Tellers, or Magicians! Those Entities Work In Wickedness From The Pits Of Hell!
Prophets/ Intercessors are not psychics, witches, warlocks, diviners, fortune tellers, or magicians! Those entities work in wickedness from the pits of hell! They are in opposition to God, and work for Satan. They conjure up demons for goodness sake! Where are we today in the church? Why are men straying away from sound doctrine? Why are people following those practicing witchcraft, psychics and false leaders? You can read in the Bible what God say about people in these roles. Matthew 24:24-25, Matthew 24:10-11, Matthew , 2 Timothy 4:3-4, 2 Peter 2:1, 2 Corinthians 11:4, 13. You can also read Jeremiah and Revelation. No matter how magical, intriguing, and mystical they look, you should never trust nor consult with them. Some of them will even kill you. There is no moral compass for people that operate in these types of evils.
A friend had given me a video to watch and wanted my opinion on this prophet, as he calls himself and his wife prophetess because my friend felt uncomfortable with what was taking place and then another intercessor was visiting this state on a trip, attended the church and shared that she had to leave because the Holy Spirit showed her that this person was a Satanist.. This intercessor was not aware that a friend had sent me a video to watch this person or that I even knew of this leader. These people find enjoyment in such diabolical foolishness. After watching the video and praying, the Holy Spirit showed me these people were glorifying themselves, they were false leaders, playing with demons and practicing satanic rituals. I could literally see this leader giving people cool aide to drink or poison-laced punch and they would all drink it and die in following in this kind of leadership. I’m referencing on November 18, 1978, in what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre,” more than 900 members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones (1931-78).
I am not compromising my anointing for anyone! I am not setting foot on your altar after God repeatedly reveals to me that you are a witch or warlock! We are operating in opposing spirits. People are such weaklings, that they will jump on any bandwagon that they feel is most popular, instead of being led by the spirit, and allowing God to order their steps. I would rather fellowship with 3 people, than to step into a room full of lukewarm demons playing church.
When you are really seeing in the spirit, and is full of Holy Spirit, you cannot walk into a satanic environment without feeling uneasy, or without seeing behind the veil of what's on the surface; the glitz and glam. You just can't! That is not the nature of the God I know, nor in alignment with the word I read.
Every time there is a Christian movie produced in Hollywood for television or the theaters, you will notice that shortly afterwards a satanic movie is produced as well which falls into the realm of this spiritual warfare. People on television using demonic powers, the network is too gullible and spiritually blind to even catch what’s going on and then again maybe they are not blind to what is going on. This is the daytime television or the stuff they want children to tune into and be lured into.
Prophets/Intercessors are servants of God, and only see mysteries of the spirit and into future happenings as God desires to reveal, not on demand like genies. It doesn't work that way. We pray, and God reveals and blocks at his discretion. Sometimes reveals without us praying about it, just sporadically through various avenues. The Holy Spirit is also whom many of these things flows to us. When it comes to what God has shown or told you, you have no time to worry about people's feelings. So what if they get mad? They can take it up with God!
Don't back down. God will always affirm and protect you. Speak what the Lord has said, or be dealt with by him! PROPHETS WILL ALWAYS BE UNJUSTLY PERSECUTED
In the office of the prophetic, we will speak many things that oppose the masses and what they consider popular, but we will always be affirmed and covered by God. We will be persecuted for our fear and obedience to the Lord. However, we must stand firm, unwavering, fair, and hold to truth, because the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Obedience is better than sacrifice. No matter what or who is popular or most prestigious among the majority, DO, SAY, AND GO WHERE GOD TELLS YOU TO.
You are a mandated ambassador/mouthpiece for God. Do not abort your assignment!
HOLY GHOST METAMORPHOSIS. There's this thing that happens to a person when the Spirit of God has established his dwelling within them....
YOU ARE CHOSEN. When there is a supernatural mandate on your life, you will NEVER fit in, so STOP TRYING! You were chosen to be set apart. Don't look at it as a deficiency. Look at it as honorable, and walk in the authority of it! Although this is a wonderful thing, at times it can be a burden, because sometimes you have to tell them things that will provoke them to anger.
That's because many are spiritually immature, and they take it personal if you see something that opposes their natural will, instead of respecting the voice of God's mouthpieces, and seeing it as a thing for their good. People get into a lot of trouble disregarding and/or despising prophecies.
People try to zero into the few times that a prophecy didn't fall through, but what about the many times they did? Do you not understand that this person is still human, and is prone to human error and mistakes just as we all are?
Stop allowing platforms to make you place people on the level of God, as if they can't make mistakes. Go back to when Aaron and Miriam came against Moses; God struck her with a skin disease like that! He said "Touch not my anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm!" God is not to be played with. You will bring God's judgment on your own head. REPENT!
Even if you don't agree with them, pray for them, but certain things you have to be careful putting your mouth on.
Be careful to know the Word of God, when people are not teaching the word of God or if you feel uncomfortable pray and ask God for discernment, reveal to you when you don’t understand. You have to stay in the word of God because Satan tries to emulate God and if you are not in constant prayer or walking in the spiritual realm, the devil will confuse you with demonic people, false leaders, witches, warlocks, wizards, fortune tellers, psychics and who or whatever else is falsely presenting themselves as representing God. The Bible speaks of this in the End Times when there would be a rise of false leaders and people working in the demonic realm. Beware: Matthew
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
When you are afraid trust in God. When you are not afraid, trust in God. When things go wrong remember Jesus is the bridge and the way back. God sees our heart and knows exactly what we think and feel. Discouragement is not from God . God already has the solution. Can it be that simple? Yes; because there is no second guessing in Jesus Christ.
When life caves in He comes to us not with answers but with His presence which is the answer. What is God saying when He says "Be Still and Know That I Am God? The key phrase here is "Be Still. Be still and listen, be still and draw closer, be still and focus on Him. Psalm 46:10, be still and meditate on His word. There is no greater worship than giving God all of you. We can't watch TV for 3 hours then read the Bible for 3 minutes and expect to grow spiritually close to God.
God is God and the Bible instructs us to come humbly into His presence. (1 Peters 5-6). The word humbly actually means to be close to the base, not too far above the plain or foundation. God is a welcoming Father who encourages us to come boldly into His presence.
If you are struggling right now, remember this, God will provide. His ways are often different than our own, but He always provide. If God could close the mouths of Lions for David, Part the Red Sea for Moses, make the sun stand still for Joshua, send ravens to feed Elijah, open the prison door for Paul & Silas, put a baby in the arms of Sarah, raise Lazarus from the dead, then he will certainly take care of you. Nothing you are facing today is too hard for Him to handle.
When the enemy brings hardships into your life, God has a way of taking that experience and turning it for your advantage. You may think that you've hit a dead end, but if you stay in faith, you will see God begin to open up a new route. He'll put the right people in your path, the right opportunities, and the right circumstances to move you forward toward your God given destination. Every situation that touches your life, God is there. His presence is there.
Our Disobedience Is What Gives The Enemy Operating Rights To Do Hurtful Things To Us. When You Step Out of God's Divine Order:
We don't have to go through most of the things we go through, but our disobedience is what gives the enemy operating rights to do hurtful things to us. When you step out of God's divine order, you step out from under His covering, which is your protection. Everyone wants the power, supernatural experiences, and spiritual gifts, but no one wants to bear the Cross. "No Cross means No power! You have to be willing to do and go wherever He tells you to. YOU MUST BEAR YOUR CROSS, AND IT WILL NOT BE EASY, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT! "
GOD IS SOVEREIGNLY INTELLIGENT. THAT MEANS HIS INTELLIGENCE IS UNLIMITED. The commands He made, and the things He allowed to make the Bible, were not without much thought. He made them to protect us, whether you believe it or not. That is why when you do things in opposition to what God has ordered, you get the consequences you get. Corinthians 5:5 is an example of God allowing punishment at the hand of Satan, so that He can save us before it is too late.
It says "Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns."
That is why we are to die to self on a daily basis and live for Jesus. We cannot sustain on our own. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
HUNGER FOR THE LORD. I want to give God more of me; more time praying, more reading my word, more fasting, more worship, and more consecration. Never be ashamed to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord before anyone!
There's no such thing as praying, loving and worshiping God too much! There's something about the name 'Jesus' that stirs up something on the inside.
SWEET SURRENDER, God loves a surrendered heart! That's the only way He can really use you. If you want His power, you must submit to His will. Two cannot walk together unless they agree.
When you agree with God's will, you can follow Him peaceably, and without the opposition that tuggawar brings. Repent, live holy, seek and serve Him with your whole heart, and live to please Him. God, I'm yours! Use me, make me, mold me, and guide me, Father.
If you want to make it into heaven, you have to get your heart right! Forgive, love, and treat people like you want to be treated. Pray for Jesus to teach you how to love, forgive, and have mercy like He does. The greatest Cardiovascular Specialist you'll ever encounter, is Jesus! Give Him Your All. He will fix your heart if it's broken, hurting or hardened. God looks at the heart, He wants to know does His Son sit on the throne of your heart or are we just giving good lip service with our prayers.The worst thing you can do, is to stand before the Lord unprepared. The Lord says...."Prepare them. I am coming quick!" I want many things, but God is EVERYTHING I need. In understanding this and being firm in my faith, I know that my heart's desires will also be granted. He is the source for everything we want and need. One area He starts preparing us is in Grooming .
THE MASTER GROOMER: Sometimes Grooming hurt us in places where we are being groomed as well as pruned. God doesn't want us to hurt but He has to remove certain things to groom us into His likeness.
God knows how to prepare you for where He is taking you. You can call Him the Master Groomer, because He will definitely get you ready!
1.) If you need to be tougher, He'll make you tougher!
2.) If you need to be more humble, He'll humble you!
3.) If you need to be more spiritually grounded, He'll start disconnecting you from all relationships to where all you have is Him and the word to look to; temporary isolation!
4.) If you need to be more discerning, He'll allow you to continuously get hurt by people until you learn to test the spirits!
5.) If you need to learn forgiveness, He'll allow sickness/ailments in your body and not forgive you of your transgressions, until you start forgiving others!
6.) If you're fearful, He'll put you in situations where the only choice you have is to fight and grow some courage!
7.) If you're a negative spirit breaker, He'll bless the person you've been breaking down right before you, and put you in situations to where you will need them, in order to put you to silence and change your heart!
God spells it all out for us in Psalm 23. This is an eye opener for some of us who have read this chapter over and over;
The Lord is my Shepherd
I shall not want
He makes me to lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside the still waters
He restores my soul
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name sake
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For You are with me
Your rod and Your staff they comfort me
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
You anoint my head with oil
My cup runs over
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Face it, the Lord is amazing.
*TAKE YOUR GLORY LORD*
Friday, November 11, 2016
We Can See Many Areas In Our Prayer Life Why God Would Say No To Our Prayers. He Does Not Answer All Prayers. And For Us This Is A Problem.
We can see many areas in our prayer life why God would say No, Become Silent or Make us Wait in answering or not answering our prayers and then there are times that we just don't understand.
God is sovereign and can choose to answer any prayer He sees fit. But Scripture clearly indicates that God does not listen to or answer every prayer. In fact, Scripture gives at least fifteen reasons for unanswered prayer. God does not answer the prayer of those: Who have personal and selfish motives. James 4:3.
Who regard iniquity in their hearts. Psalm 66:18
Who remain in sin. John 9:31
Who offer unworthy service to God. Malachi 1:7
Who forsake God. Jeremiah 14: 10-12
Who reject God's call.Proverbs 1: 24-25, 28
Who will not heed God's law. Zechariah 7:11-13
Who turn a deaf ear to the cry of the poor. Proverbs 21:13
Who are violent. Isaiah 1:15 and 59: 2-3
Who worship idols. Jeremiah 11: 11-14 and Ezekiel 8:15-18
Who have no faith. James 1:6-7
Who are living in hypocrisy. Luke 12-1
Who are proud of heart. James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5
Who are self-righteous: Luke 18-11-14
Who mistreat God's people. Micha 3:2-4
One of the people who literally put God "on trial" was a man from the Old Testament named Habakkuk. Habakkuk was a prophet in Judah, and he felt the full weight of the problems, pressures, sins, and difficulties of his family and of his nation. In Habakkuk 1:2, Habbakuk asked the following of the Lord:"How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear?"
This was one of those big, deep, tough, "life" questions that Habakkuk was asking God. In the midst of all the chaos surrounding his life, he was basically asking, "God, where were you when I needed you the most?"
Habakkuk was grappling with something each of us deals with as believers: unanswered prayer. He was complaining about the silence of God… and in his heart he desperately wanted to know why God wasn't answering his prayers.
Habakkuk was grappling with something each of us deals with as believers: unanswered prayer. He was complaining about the silence of God… and in his heart he desperately wanted to know why God wasn't answering his prayers.
I'm sure you've probably felt this way before. Anyone who's been walking with the Lord for any amount of time has. We want answers when we pray! And it's frustrating when it seems like God is silent.
"I can't hear you." Sometimes the Lord can't hear us when we pray. And it's not because we need to talk louder or speak more clearly. Sometimes God can't hear us when we pray because according to Psalm 66 and Isaiah 5, there is sin in our life. We haven't forgiven.We'll still holding on to unforgiveness. Wrong Motives. You come with the wrong motives. You do not receive because you ask with wrong motives. (James 4:3 NIV).
"No." Sometimes the Lord says "No" when we pray. And while this can be a very difficult answer to receive, it's still an answer…regardless if we understand His decision at the moment or not. God is able to reveal His strength in you and me when we are broken and weak. So there is a purpose when God says "No."
"Wait." Sometimes the toughest answer to receive from God is "Wait." When this happens, we need to remind ourselves that God is in control and can certainly handle our situation. We need to allow Him to continue working in whatever way He sees fit. And we can't try to take back the situation, but must truly be patient and wait on God's timing! He has us in a holding pattern, just be still and keep doing what you are doing until God say Go,
If You're Broke, I Know What That Feels Like. If You're Broken, I Know What That Feels Like. If You Feel Like You're Just About To Break, I Know That Place All Too Well.
If you're broke, I know what that feels like. If you're broken, I know what that feels like, If you feel like you're just about to break, I know that place all too well, if you're in need of a serious breakthrough, I know what that feels like too! So don't you DARE give up. God will show up on your behalf! Just hold on. Praise God through the process, He's preparing you for what He has prepared for you.
No longer will you struggle to make ends meet, I speak a HUGE blessing over you, your family, your house, your ministry, your job, I speak MAJOR favor over you THIS day! Smile because God is turning some things around for the better for you!
Many of us have been through trials and tribulations, have gone from wounded to winning, from hurt to healing, See the devil don't like it when we speak positive encouraging words over ourselves and I speak the same encouraging words right back over each of your lives today. If you are not seeing things in your life that you have prayed for you got to call it forth, speak it, come with expectancy.
Everyday, try to let go of thoughts that will keep you from moving forward. Don't let your current challenges discourage you. God is at work in your life even now. He's arranging some strategic connections and divine appointments for you. GET READY.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
We Do Not "Turn Off Our Light" No Matter How Dark A Person May Be That Approaches Us.That Goes For All Of Us. NO EXCEPTIONS
We do not "turn off our light" no matter how dark a person may be that approaches us. We have not been called to judge, point fingers, assign blame, pronounce guilt, to condemn or put down. We are simply to be light that directs dark to Light. That’s our responsibility. We are to represent God, not attempt to replace Him, by trying to “be Him”. Just do what He asked of you, and certainly I’ve found nowhere in Scripture where He’s asked of us to treat cruel with cruel or dark with dark. In fact, His Word admonishes us, “Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate and be humble. THAT GOES FOR ALL OF US, NO EXCEPTIONS. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—THAT’S YOUR JOB, TO BLESS. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.
Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well TO WHAT HE’S ASKED; but He turns His back on those who do evil things.” (1 Peter 3:8-12 MSG). Did you read your job responsibility? “…BLESS – THAT’S YOUR JOB, TO BLESS…”Not to curse, but to bless! No matter who you’re dealing with, no matter their attitude or response, you are to bless. Whether you feel like it or not, you are to bless. Whether it is morning, or night, you are to bless. Whether it’s family, friend or foe, you are to bless. Whether it’s at home, church, work, business, gas station, or PTA meeting, you are to bless! It Is Your Job To Bless!
It’s a blessing, to be light! You know why? Because "light" people are those who remember a person's birthday, who checks on them when they're sick, who's at the hospital, the wedding and the funeral. Who drops what I'm doing when they're hurting. Who offers to pray with - not just for - them when God is needed so much; “light” people give you their precious time and undivided attention.
And so you don’t take this as a personal attack, I asked MYSELF: do people around me see me as "safe"; the "go-to" person when it's dark, when it's cold and when it's lonely? Have I so lived that when they hit a wall, they'll think of me as a place to turn? Am I the light on the porch when people around me are feeling lost? Do people see Christ in me? Do they taste salt and see light? Am I compassionate, kind, enduring, patient, loving, understanding, and pleasant to be around? Is my attitude a good one (or does it depend on the day, person and circumstance)? Do I murmur? Do I complain? Am I negative? Am I pessimistic? Am I the person someone would call in times of trouble? When someone has fallen into sin and needs restoration, am I a person they would call on to help them reconcile with God? As James admonishes us, am I a person they can confide in, trust, and confess their sins to? In other words, this Word challenged me to re-exam my OWN life, lifestyle and walk with God, and His people. I’ve also realized that I can certainly become a better person. I can be the light someone needs in their dark tunnel. I can help them navigate their way. And sometimes that’s not with speech, just with the gift of presence.
I can be that for one reason. Truth is, Jesus Christ has been that for me. Whether it was worry over my children, hardship in finances, discouraged with church, sleepless nights with school, I’ve had “light” people that stepped into my path, and said, “Let’s walk out of this together.” And believe it or not, but there are people in your life that need your light. Oh, yeah, they have a smile on their face, and they know how to laugh on cue, and they’ve mastered, “I’m good, I’m fine, all is well, I’m blessed and highly favored.” But truth is, in private, many are struggling just to wake up, get up, get dressed and keep going. For many, it’s a struggle just to put both feet on the floor in the morning. For many, their nights are so bad; they no longer want to face another day. YOU, my friend, can be their little piece of personal sunshine and on a stormy day.
One thing that always warms my heart is passing by a person and they smile, which makes me smile. We never speak; we never exchange words at all. And yet, I feel instantly better. Likewise, you don’t have to be everything for everybody. Sometimes a little smile, a brief hug, a quick pat on the back, is all that’s needed to turn someone’s day around. In fact, you’ll be absolutely amazed at the rekindling of fire you can be to someone’s desire to live with just a few words, “I believe in you, you can do this, you can be better, I'm here for you, I see greatness in you, dream again, you have potential, try again, don’t give up, keep pressing, you’ll make it.” Everyone needs encouragement, even those that don’t admit it or ask for it. Everyone at one time or another experiences dark days and needs someone to shed a little light. Why not allow yourself to be that light for someone else? Be honest, someone has been that for you...
Someone in your life needs to feel loved, important, significant, cherished. Because someone in your life feels neglected, wounded, unforgiving, ashamed, guilty, and desperate. And all they need to make a difference in their darkness is just a little light. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John ). The Message Bible says it like this, “Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” (MSG). If you could just help them direct their darkness to Him, He’ll provide them plenty of light to live in. However, that can’t happen, if you don’t help them get to The Light.
If someone in my personal world is wandering in the dark today, I just pray they've seen the light in me so I can help them find the Light in Him. Today, that’s my prayer for US! That we’ll be just a little light that leads someone in darkness to the Big Light!