If I Was Alive....
It’s over now , there’s no more purpose for my lungs cause I’m not breathing….
If I thought that was still alive, then I was only dreaming…
I just left the earth, my soul has escaped my body now, I’m dead and I’m rising into
heaven to find out what lies ahead
This life is over, and my time here is done on earth, there’s no more stressin’,
I’m about to meet the one that gave me all my life and blessings…
Now its time to hear His voice and its time to feel his embrace
and its that time to meet my God and its time to see his face…
I’m at the gate and I don’t wanna’ wait, I wanna see my Saviour
Imma’ feel his presence, and bathe in his favor…
Wait, they opened up the gates, and sunlight dances through the entrance
If I was alive, I’d pass-out from the beauty of his presence…
I can sense him all around me I can feel him every place,
He’s here, I feel Him, but that’s not enough, I wanna’ see his face.
So they close the gate, as I walked in, now any memories are useless
And earthly things are worthless, cause no other can produce this…
So much color, so much life, and wind, and sun, and love, and music
So much happiness, GOD loves us and this paradise proves it….
Uuhh, wheres He at though, I just wanna’ see His face, I’m all around it and I’m walkin’ on the streets of gold, but I ain’t get my crown yet…
Wait, I feel something, I turn around, my eyes meet with His, I never seen Him before but I still know who it is, right now I’m face to face with JESUS, lookin’ GOD right in the eyes immediately I bow, and if I was alive, I would’ve cried…
Now GOD was always right beside me, but now I see him, I can touch Him, I’ll exhault Him, Imma’ praise him, I’ll magnify Him, because I love Him, and I tell Him your my King, And I know He gives double, for He is a present help in times of trouble
and I love you, GOD I love you, for eternity I’ll show you,
But He looks me in the eye and He whispers, do I know you???
Uuhh, do you know me, Yeah you made me, I was in church every service!!!
But He tells me, church….without applying what you learned….is worthless……
But I was a choir member, I praised you with poems and acting, but He said,
He check the book of life and my name was absent, and then I’m laughin’ like there must be a mistake, I just won’t hear it, I can’t bear it, and then He said, I praised him but I didn’t have Him in my spirit…
Lord I thought I gave you praise wholeheartedly, but he turns his head away and said, depart from me......... I start to scream, but it’s too late, immediately I feel the flame, and I’m ashamed, it’s me to blame............ I could have stopped all of this pain, life ended like this for me, this ain’t how I want it to concluda’
But that’s why in real life it won’t be, so don’t let this be your futura’,
you may go to church but saints you gotta’ live it, don’t be 2-faced, don’t be hypocrites, guys don’t be dogs and ladies don’t be loose legs, we ain’t got no time, so right now drop the gangs and lift your hands and before it ends, surrender all to Him and praise Him while we have the chance.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work that ye my be perfect and entire wanting nothing... (James 1:3-5)
Paraphrasing Joseph's experience:
Joseph was thrown in a pit, sold in slavery, wrongfully accused, unjustly imprisoned… but satan is the culprit behind all of this especially when we don't know who we and who's we are. Entrapment of the mind(mind battles), when we see whats happening naturally, when we should be focused spiritually.
But Joseph didn’t allow his temporary circumstance to become a terminal condition:
· Why am I going through all this stuff
· I’m I not good enough/ I don’t have or make enough
· My family doesn’t want me
· I’ve been thrown in a pit
· I was sold in slavery
· I was wrongfully accused
· I’ve been locked up
· I don’t have any friends and the list goes on
All these excuses we make into traditions of what society calls the norm(poverty, lack, insecurity). satan uses these bad situations to compound us and blinds us from truth; so whether someone else is to blame or not, we still place the guilt on others because that is just so easy to do; there are those who place so much guilt on themselves and then excuses turn into suicide – spiritual wickedness, deception that became a trap. Instead, Joseph transformed his pain into plentiful. He trusted in GOD and he stood on the promise GOD gave to him. Joseph had the gift of administration and used the wisdom of GOD:
· Used brotherly love to minister to others in his darkest times,
· became trustworthy enough to be 2nd in command and ruling over nations
· saved Egypt from starvation
· saved his very own family that threw him away
what the devil meant for bad, GOD turned it around for good; Joseph’s life was filled with what seemed to be setbacks on the surface, but spiritually, were the very situations that matured him, tested him and ultimately set him up for GOD’s plan to be manifested through him.
For these present afflictions, are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us… (Rom.8:18, 2corin.4:16-18)
Today, we have GOD here on earth, who is the HOLY SPIRIT. He is here to testify of JESUS CHRIST and we are to bear witness also. We are empowered by the HOLY SPIRIT, him dwelling on the inside of us; so we can speak, for the words He gives us is the WORD of GOD and it shall not return void unto us. So whether it be 7 years of affliction or the fire turned up 7 times hotter (3 Hebrew boys), speak the WORD over your life, your spouse, your children, your finances, your friends; stand knowing, trusting and believing GOD is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we could every ask or think.
Knowing that the trying of your faith, then work the WORD…
Behold my mother and my brother.... is whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in Heaven the same is my brother, my sister and my mother... (Matt.12:50)
Yes we all have been born into a natural family and that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit...(John3:6) Our earthly family teaches us the ways of the world and these seemeth right like education, cooking, cleaning, marriage, houses, land, cars, businesses, oh' and don't forget bills and taxes... and yes we are to obey the laws of the land. But in all of this is trials, tribulations, tests, but our LORD and Saviour has overcome this world.
satan showed JESUS all the kingdoms of the world and said I will give you all these things if you fall down and worship me...
1st - thou shall worship the LORD thy GOD and Him only shall thou serve(Matt.4:8-10)
2nd - the earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein... (Ps.24:1)
so satan can't offer CHRIST or us who are in CHRIST JESUS, satan can't offer what already belongs to us... and we must operate according to Gospel principles.
If we understand the importance of our spiritual family, they are all those who will spend eternity in Heaven not hell. Those who love GOD and are called according to His purpose; them that believe that JESUS CHRIST is the Son of the Living GOD; them that believe and are filled by the HOLY SPIRIT; them that repent and turn away from sin and live according to the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST...
So our family should be the example of :
GOD, then JESUS, then the Church...
so then we aught to be:
JESUS, then Husbands, then Wife... (Eph.5:20-28)
As for me and my house we will serve the LORD... where all are saved and sanctified... ALL MUST BELIEVE!
Let’s be friends…
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for us to dwell together in UNITY…(Psa.133:1)
To gather together for one purpose, a divine purpose, Faith in JESUS CHRIST. When we come together as one, whether one is up-side-down or right-side-up, in or out, backward or forward, wealthy or poverty, healthy or lack thereof; we should only look down if we’re bending to pick one another up. We can bear one another’s burdens (Gal.6:2) how, by the one who is more spiritual go and restore such one in meekness.(Gal.6:1) applying the WORD of GOD in every trial and tribulation, every circumstance and situation. We ourselves never want to be alone; friends show themselves friendly. JESUS CHRIST, Our LORD & Saviour did not consider us servants; servants do not know the works and plans of their LORD, instead He calls us friends and makes all things known unto us.
Consider this; out of all the 613(+-) commandments, CHRIST fulfilled the law and gave us a commandment to love one another. That’s it, just love one another. And He gave us the greatest gift to love each other with, the HOLY SPIRIT. And with the HOLY SPIRIT we have
Peace, Joy, Kindness,
Goodness, Meekness, Patience,
Temperance, Forgiveness, Longsuffering, etc.,
and when 2 or 3 are gathered together in JESUS name, there He is in the midst of them. So when iron sharpens iron, how much more the Glory of GOD shines through us.
Consider this, in marriage there is relationship because they can relate to the same thing, there is also fellowship because they have to be around one another to get along, but friendship is how they respect, love, and trust one another. How much more when they have CHRIST in the midst….an attacker may defeat one who is alone, and two can resist him; but a three-strand cord is not easily broken(Eccl.4:9-12)
Grace was given to us by JESUS, we aught to give Grace to one another.
Give & receive
Now unto us, was first given dominion over the earth, but we relinquished that authority
To the enemy…(Gen.1:28) , (Gen.3)
If we be real with ourselves, our desire’s actions are,
“we want what we want”, “when we want it” and “whatever it takes to get it”. And most often, our desires do not line up with the will of GOD; what we do want is for the will of GOD to line up with our desires - Not so!
When we are not in compliance with the WORD of GOD, we find ourselves in disobedience to GOD and displacement of His will. When Adam and Eve disobeyed GOD and realized they were naked; then they tried to fix it according to their thoughts and feelings(carnality), by sewing fig leaves together as aprons; that wasn’t enough, so they decided to hide from GOD.
GOD, the Omniscient One, called out to Adam, where art thou?
Adam’s response was:
I heard your voice, I was afraid, I was naked, I hid myself…
I’s - sin is selfish, concern of me, myself, and I.
Sin disguises itself so you can think
its “pleasurable”, its “fun”, “there’s nothing wrong with that”, “everybody else is doing it”! and satan has you agreeing with everything he’s tempting you with;
bad doctor’s reports, I don’t have any money, my kids don’t listen, my spouse ---, my job---, etc,.
So then disobedience, displacement, fear, exposure, has you hiding or running from people, ultimately GOD, because you made a mistake, because you got yourself in a predicament, because things are not going the way you expected and definitely not fast enough for you.
God said, who told you, you were naked? The question is, who have you been listening to???
Who/What has persuaded/beguiled you to:
get out of the will of GOD? go a different direction?
choose another? take what does not belong to you?
What can separate you from the Love of GOD? (Rom.8:37-39)
Then the blame game, when no one wants to take responsibility for the part they played in it all...(Gen.3:12-13) until finally we get to the real culprit, the offender satan.
So GOD makes a way when it seems like there is no way and He took Adam and Eve out of the garden and clothed them. Generations ahead GOD gave His only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST(John3:16) as a propitiation(Rom.3:22-26) for our sins and we were made the Righteousness of GOD(2Corin.5:21); putting us back in right standing with GOD, if you confess with your mouth, believe in your heart the LORD JESUS CHRIST(Rom.10:8-10) and receive the HOLY SPIRIT, then you shall walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh…(Gal.:13-26).
WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IS FOR YOU;
for He is Sovereign and Omnipotent, He knows what’s best for you.
Cliché or TRUE WORD for Life
I’m glad for the healing but give me the
I appreciate the giving but give me the
It’s so good to be comforted but give me the Comforter.
I’m grateful for the provision but give me the Provider.
I know that He keeps me but give me, Him, the
It is written, we can speak, “Peace Be Still” to a storm, but I need JESUS the Peacemaker.
I know I need to study the written Word, but to understand it,
I need the Living WORD.
Let the Redeemed of the LORD say so, so give me the Redeemer.
I want to be saved, so give me
JESUS the Saviour…
GOD can’t use me ‘cause I’m too broken…
Have you ever thought, “GOD can’t use me:
Of course, at some point in life, we all have thought, said, and felt this way about ourselves or someone else... But JESUS was wounded for our transgressions, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes, we were healed.
Is.5:4-10 Those of a fearful heart, be strong and fear not;
GOD is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent…. Who’s report are you going to believe; what others say about you, or what GOD says about you!!!
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. (Ps.34:18-19)
Be Ye RECONCILED.....
...this is who you are now, right standing, made the righteousness of GOD in CHRIST JESUS
not what you used to be, not waiting til' tomorrow or until JESUS actually comes back.
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand - the HOLY SPIRIT, He is GOD here on Earth.
And JESUS will baptize you with the HOLY SPIRIT and with Fire.
Therefore if “any man” – human being that is:
“IF” they be in CHRIST, he is a new creature:
He was bruised for our iniquities,
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him
with His stripes we are healed, the BLOOD of JESUS
old things are passed away –
behold all things have become new –
Be ye RECONCILED….. The “Be” attitude:
You are the Blessed, to be a Blessing!
...seek ye first the Kingdom of GOD and His righteousness and all these things(possessions), shall be added unto you; your not blessed because of things, things are attracted to the Blessing, YOU!
Scripture reading:Matt.5:3-14, Deut.28:1-14, Matt.3:2, 4:17, Mark 1:15, 2Corin.5:17-21, Gal.3:26-29, Rom.10:8-13, Matt.6:33
For by GRACE are we saved through Faith and not of ourselves, it is a Gift of GOD. (Eph.2:11-22)
And the plans that GOD has for us are good and not of evil; that we are partakers of His Promise in CHRIST by the Gospel.
In having this wonderful Gift and being made the Righteousness of GOD, offense will come (Matt.18:7) but woe to that one by whom the offence cometh. satan uses plots, plans, distractions, lack, disorder, sickness and all kinds of tricks to oppress, possess and depress us, but GOD will make even your enemies your footstool; they become subject unto you. When GOD is for you, He is more than the whole world against you..
GOD will even make ways of escape, by a ram in the bush, and even with the very same temptation.. But do you speak the WORD that you Believe???
Consider Spiritual Warfare: The average Christian today, puts more focus on what their going through, rather than, focus on what GOD called them to do. We all have a divine purpose which is not to fulfill the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; Men and Women of GOD, flee these things and follow after Righteousness, Godliness, Fatih, Love, Patience, Meekness and Fight the Good fight of Faith, lay hold on Eternal Life in which you were called and having the Power to declare and decree, bind and rebuke. Knowing this, as it is in Heaven so shall it be here on earth.(1 Tim.6:11-15)(Matt.6:10)
Oh' how the greatest gift of all weighs so lightly!
How unbalanced are we? For JESUS said, Come unto me , all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Believers, we believe in the Son of GOD, that He nailed our sins to the cross, He rose on the 3rd day, and now is sitting at the right hand of Abba Father making intercession for us. The same Anointing of the HOLY SPIRIT that was in JESUS, has come to testify that JESUS is LORD and SAVIOUR of the world and we also bare witness of the same belief. So when we are burdened down, which really tips the scale over, and heavy ladened with the cares of this world we loose focus, and cry out in a spirit of pity and woe is me, instead of allowing the HOLY SPIRIT to use us by His Authority and Power and speak to the circumstances, the situations, the pain, the hurt, the disappointment, the mountains, the storms that so easily beset us; its like we're so easy to be tossed to and fro, up and down like a rollercoaster. Yes, the LORD knows what we have need of, for these things are earthly, but if you allow your mind to be renewed, and lay aside every weight and take upon yourself His yoke, when satan tries to form his weapons, (and he uses earthly things to distract us), but our weapons of this warfare are not carnal, but is mighty in the pulling down of strongholds. Then the spiritual beings that the HOLY SPIRIT has made us to be the righteousness of GOD, then we are able to speak to the mountain, cast it down, it shall be done. Yes there are things we will go through, to be strengthened and to strengthen others, but the race that we endure, count it all joy becuase we are able to abound even when we are abased. If CHRIST BE LIFTED UP, HE WILL DRAW US TO HIM - Oh' how the Greatest Gift weighs so lightly!
Scripture reading: Matt.11:28-30 , John 12:28-32 , Heb.12:1-3
Prayer & Worship Brings Breakthrough…
Prayer is a conversation with GOD…. Just as you have a conversation with your spouse,
your child, your co-worker, but in much respect, as a Father or Friend. JESUS is known as our BIG BROTHER, and the HOLY SPIRIT as our Comforter, Teacher, Keeper, and our Guide into all Truth. The WORD of GOD is also our way of Worship; singing songs is an extension of worship, but True Worship is how we apply the WORD to our everyday living. Everything you do and say, is it unto the Glory of GOD??? We tend to take GOD out of the equation and place Him in when its convenient. But GOD is our source for living, the HOLY SPIRIT is the air we breathe and have our being; the Power and Authority in which we speak and our steps are ordered by the LORD.
It is in the name of JESUS, we are able to Stand(Acts 4:10). Religion does not carry Truth, for it is apart of the law, and not of GRACE. Religion is neither tolerated in the Kingdom of Heaven – we declare and decree that JESUS CHRIST is LORD. There is no other name that Heaven declares that we are saved(Acts 4:12)
The HOLY SPIRIT is the most Loving and Kind Person and the most Powerful Being, but does He dwell in you??? Judge yourself according to the WORD of GOD(Phil.2:5-11), (John16:7-14), (Luke10:17-21), (Amos 5:24), (Ps.103-1-6), (Rom.10:9-13)
The only way to recognize satan and his demonic forces is by the HOLY SPIRIT; without the HOLY SPIRIT no one can recognize satan because he deceives the world by making lust pleasurable, money powerful, and religion traditional; in these things satan is then worshipped.
Prayer Changes Things!
Speaking the WORD of GOD, Declares Things!
Draw Nigh to GOD, Resist the devil in everything!
and in all these things we
Worship the True and Living Saviour JESUS CHRIST
My GOD, My GOD, why has thou forsaken me.....
but GOD has not forsaken you, because of CHRIST JESUS, the HOLY GHOST will never leave us, nor forsake us..... For He is GOD, forever with us and dwells within us..... GOD gives us a renewed mind and a refreshing of His HOLY SPIRIT ..... for we are endued with power and become sons and daughters of GOD....
For those who have been believers for 1 day or 1000 years, it may seem like all hell has broken loose in your life and before you became a believer, things didn't seem so difficult. But sin is only pleasureable for a moment and then the wages of sin is death but the gift, that a believer of JESUS CHRIST receives, is
For CHRIST said, if you suffer with me, you shall reign with me.
Many are mislead and told, you won't have to go through anything once your saved.... but many are the afflictions of the righteous but the LORD delivereth them, out of them all. The HOLY GHOST, who is GOD here on earth, is our Comforter, our Teacher, our Keeper, and guides us into all truth; and know this, if you weren't a threat to satan's kingdom, he wouldn't be trying to steal, kill and destroy you!
The same power and anointing of the HOLY GHOST that JESUS has, as He is, so are we, fills us with His Word and when we speak His Word over our life, His Word does not return void, but it accomplishes everything it was sent out to do.....a good soldier is one who is able to go through..... for the race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one that endures.....
When someone has stolen your information and/or misused your identity for their gain/purpose. However, spiritually satan comes to steal, kill and destroy us(John 10:10); would you give in and allow that to continue or would you, in the natural, contact the credit bureau, credit lawyers, police, life-lock, www.idshield.com for monitoring and protection, change door locks, get ADT, change account numbers…and the list goes on.
When we operate in fear, we don’t know who we are and who’s we are, which opens the door for satan to come in and rob us of our spiritual identity, which causes us to function less than who GOD created us to be – Believers believing that through CHRIST JESUS we were made Kings and Priests(Rev.1:6), the Righteousness of GOD(2Corin.5:21),
So Spiritually we have, GOD our Abba Father, GOD the Son JESUS, GOD the HOLY SPIRIT and all of Heaven, to shield us with the Armor of GOD; the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, our Loins girt about with TRUTH, our Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel, in one hand the Sword of the Spirit which is the WORD of GOD and in the other hand the Shield of Faith, Praying Always, and most of all having the Holy Spirit within us(Eph.6:13-18).
The Word of GOD tells us to be strong and of a good courage, fear not(Deut.31);
False – not what truth says about us regardless of what is happening…
Evidence – satan uses the cares of this world as facts to dominate us…
Appearing – seeming visible, gives the impression of being…
Real – exist
But the Kingdom of GOD cometh not with observation…when they will say, see here or see there, not so; but behold, the Kingdom of GOD is within you(Luke 17:20-21)…
So we are to fear not, for these things I have spoken unto you, that in JESUS ye might have peace…in the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; JESUS has overcome the world(John16:33).
For whosoever is born of GOD overcomes the world, and this is the Victory that overcame, even our Faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but the Believer who believes that JESUS is the Son of GOD!!!(1John5:4-5)
When we trust in the LORD with all our hearts...(Prov.3:5-6), it means we are completely surrendering all:
For He said, "I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end....(Jer.29:11) We must not give heed to seducing spirits and doctrine of devils; but we must flee:
from such withdraw thyself....(Gal.5:14-26)(1Tim.6:4-5) Flee these things and follow after:
For if we learn when to abase, without feeling downcast and low self esteem; and learn how to abound, not operating pridefully, but with a CHRIST LIKE mind, then we will see ourself abounding in GRACE always, the unmerited favor of GOD...(2Cor.9:8)
whether on the mountain top or down in the valley.
BE THE EXAMPLES OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS...(1Tim.4:12), in:
neglect not the gift that is in thee - the HOLY SPIRIT!!!
DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!!
For the race is not given to the swift nor the strong but to he that endures til' the end......(Ecc. 9:11)
Just because things don't seem
We were already predestined, called, justified and glorified(Rom.8:30) to carry out His will and His purpose in our life. The direction that the Holy Spirit leads us, also comes with instructions, the WORD, but we must take heed and receive what He has for us. When the opposition comes, satan, comes to kill, steal and destroy(John10:10), our identity, so we won't know who we are in CHRIST JESUS. When we don't know who we are and who's we, we then
That's why it's vital, that we have a relationship with the Holy Spirit, because He has given us Power & Authority to overcome the race.
Paul said, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.....(2Tim.4:7-8)
SO GIVE DILIGENCE TO MAKE YOUR CALLING & ELECTION SURE!!!(2Pet.1:10)
Old Testament - Moses said, who am I...., and who has sent me..... GOD said, I will be with thee........I AM THAT I AM has sent me....(Ex.3:11-14)
New Testament - Even the Sprit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; but ye know Him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.......and He shall teach you all things......Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you......let not your heart be troubled, do not be afraid.....(John14:17-27)
Why did GOD use a man with difficult speech to speak to a defiant king?
Why did GOD test a man's faith by using his beloved son?
Why did GOD take away a full army of men and bring them down to just a few, to fight against thousands?
Why did GOD use a man to speak to a valley of dry bones?
Why did GOD use a woman to have faith, that through her obedience, she shall have her Boaz?
Why did GOD use a woman to press through, after spending all that she had, and then trying faith in JESUS?
Why does GOD strenthen us in the midst of satan's wicked storms?
Why did GOD use a cussing fisherman, to be an Apostle, a fisher of men?
Why did GOD use a tax collector to help spread the WORD of GOD?
Why did GOD use a fornicator/adulterer to show other's their own sins?
Why did GOD use a murderer to be blinded in his sin and then enlighten him to the GOSPEL?
Why did GOD send us His Holy Spirit, to teach us, to keep us, to comfort us, in all truth?
Why did GOD use His only begotten Son to pay the price for all, that we might become His son's and daughters?
All these questions and the only answer is
JESUS, oh' how He loves us...
- oh' how the cares of this world, exhausts us.... How does one go on???
GOD Almighty is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we may ask or think....(Eph. 3:20) When we begin to acknowledge GOD in all our
ways...(Prov. 3:5-6) then, like JESUS is, so are we...(1 John 4:17) and because its Him doing the work in us....(John 14:10) and through JESUS CHRIST we were made the righteousness of GOD....(2Corin. 5:20-21) so then we are to see ourselves as GOD sees us. When GOD looks at us, He sees the Blood of JESUS that covered us, washed us, cleansed us, and JESUS said, "my peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you", (John 14:27) and the power of the HOLY SPIRIT dwelling in us makes us overcomers that no matter what we come to, we are able to go through.... There hath no temptation taken you but such is common to man: but GOD is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will, with the temtation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it...(1Corin.10:13) And besides, what can seperate us from the love of CHRIST? shall trubulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? - ... Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angles, nor principalities, nor poweres, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD, which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD....(Rom.8:34-39)
Allow the HOLY SPIRIT to STRENGTHEN US ALL, GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
What names do we say we have for JESUS CHRIST to us:
The WORD - LORD of Lords - Man of Sorrows - ROCK - The Resurrection & The Life -
Faithful & True Witness - ALPHA & OMEGA - MASTER - Bridegroom - MESSIAH -
Only Begotten Son - Image of the Invisible GOD - Light of the World - Lamb of GOD -
Wonderful Counselor - High Priest - Carpenter - Rose of Sharon - King of the Jews - IMMANUEL - Shepherd & Bishop of Souls - Author & Finisher of our Faith - Son of Man -
The Almighty - I AM - Prince of Peace - Good Shepherd - Holy One - The Amen - Judge -
Bright & Morning Star - REDEEMER - Bread of Life - Anchor - Branch -
The Beloved of the Tribe of Judah - The Way, The Truth, The Life
Hereby know we that we dewll in Him, and He in us of His Spirit.....(1John 4:13)
Whosoever shall confess that JESUS is the Son of GOD, GOD dwelleth in him, and he in GOD......GOD is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in GOD, and GOD in him. Herein is our love made perfect, because as He is, so are we in this world, not using this worldly kind of love.......but perfect love casteth out fear.......(1John 4:14-21)
Also abiding is Faith and Hope.....and for us today though I feed the poor, take care of my family, pay my bills, pay tithes and give offering, and have great stewardship......if i have not LOVE then all the above is in vain......(1Corin.13)
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit....(Mark 9:17);
--straightway the dumb spirit tare him and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.......(Mark 9:20)
JESUS asked the boys father, "how long since this came unto the boy? And the boy's father answered and said, since a child....(Mark 9:21) - CHRIST already knew, but needed to make known unto the people who were standing among them, how long the boy has been suffering the torment of a demonic spirit.... There are those who just stand by just to see what will happen so they can have a story to tell, but we ought to know those who "labor" among us who will help edify us and not defy us..... and we ourselves accept things and allow it to become a custom, a way of life, allowing this false pretense to toss us to and fro, which was never intended for us from the beginning. GOD created male and female and blessed them to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion on the earth over everything and behold it was very good.....(Gen.1:26-31)
The boy's father continued to describe, it has cast him into fire and water to destroy him; but if thou can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us....(Mark 9:22)
JESUS said unto the boy's father, if thou can believe, all things are possible to them that believe....(Mark 9:23)
When we seek to find out what is GOD's will for our life.....begin with:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end...(Jerem. 29:11-14) And know this, GOD has created us for His purpose, even CHRIST, as He is, so are we.......and we can speak over our children ahead of time, men speak, "my seed is blessed", women speak, "my womb is fruitful" and at time of conception we must speak and declare the blessing of the LORD upon our children for they are the future CHURCH.
for example: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - false pretense deceived by satan.....
but this is what the WORD of GOD says about us:
Anointing destroys the yoke...(Is.10:27)
Delivered from all fear.....(Col.1:13)
Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost....(Rom.15:13)
Declare His righteousness over your life....(Rom.3:25-26)
Master, careth not that we should perish in the storm.....JESUS said, "Oh ye of little faith......(Mark 4:35-41)
From the very beginning mankind was given dominion over the earth..........
and we know that deception took place(Gen. 3:1-14) and we gave up that authority through evil communication corrupting good manners(1 Corin. 15:38) However, JESUS CHRIST came and was made a propitiation for our sins(1 John 2:2 & 4:9-10) and dominion was restored and we were made the righteousness of GOD
(2 Corin. 5:21 & Rom.3:22-24 & 5:1-11)
Once we have been born again, we have the Power and the Authority(John 1:12) to bind and rebuke every trick, every plot , every plan, any lack, any disorder, every evil work of the enemy, CAST IT DOWN!!! PEACE BE STILL!!! We don't have to accept things just because it's been that way for so long and we have become a custom.....did we not recognize satan's device in any of the previous storms....We have the GOD given right to speak things into existence(2 Corin.10:4-6) Storms are not of GOD, what the devil meant for bad, GOD turns it around for our good(Gen.50:20) Hold on to His ever unchanging hand. Stay steadfast and see the salvation of the LORD(Rom. 8:28-39) We know that "Job" went through hardships and stayed faithful no matter what....... and he didnt have who we have today - the HOLY SPIRIT; Our Comforter, our Keeper.......Come on CHURCH we have the greater power dwelling on the inside of us and greater is He, than he who is in this world, in our situations, in our circumstances, what a difference it would make if we know who we are in CHRIST JESUS and speak His Word....... if you only just BELIEVE!!!
I heard a song and it represents the true meaning of not my will, but thy will be done...
"I WANNS BE DIFFERENT, I WANNA BE CHANGED, 'TILL ALL OF ME IS GONE"..
Yes that's it....'till all of me is gone-
all of my thoughts,
all of my ways,
all of my will,
every twist and turn of my emotional rolo-coaster,
all of my actions,
the way I think things should go, the way I think it should be....
there is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the end there of is death....(Prov.14:12)
"AND ALL THAT REMAINS"
the Holy Spirit will dwell with you, and shall be in you....(John14:17)
"A FIRE SO BRIGHT, THE WHOLE WORLD CAN SEE, THERE'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT"...
Yes, JESUS made the difference in each and every one of us.....
Therefore if any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of GOD, who hath reconciled us to Himself by JESUS CHRIST, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the Rightousness of GOD in Him....(2 Corin.5:17-18, 21)
But in all things approving ourselves, as the Ministers of GOD, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the Word of Truth, by th Power of GOD, by the Armor of Righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;
As unkown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing, as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things...(2Corin.6:4-10)
Be encouraged.....stay steadfast no matter what!
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, in the midst of the trials and tribulations..... notice I said, who He is to us without claiming the troubles belonging to us. We are quick to come into agreement with negativity from satan when he says "oh look what your going through, see He don't love you, this wouldn't be happening if He loved you". But the devil is a liar! -for He, JESUS, first loved us and gave Himself for us..(1John.4:9-19) The fact may be that a situation has arrived, but JESUS, who is Truth, changes facts and assures us that, "He will not leave you comfortless-(John 14:16-17) for the Father shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever". And the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, shall guide you and teach you all things.... He assures me to be of good cheer, like JESUS has overcome, makes me believe that I AM an Overcomer....(John 16:33)
And who are they, that overcometh the world:
.......they, that believe, that JESUS is, the Son of GOD!!! (1John5:5)
When we don't know our rights or what we are entitled too - GOD said, "my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"....(Hos.4:6) But when we are filled with Power and the Anointing by the Holy Spirit, and we are taught and enlightened to our identity in CHRIST JESUS, and that GOD is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ask or think (Eph.3:19-20), then we know, we can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us....(Phil.4:13) And we are sealed unto the day of redemption....(Eph. 4:30)
But the hour cometh and now is when true worshipers, shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him....(John 4:23)
GOD is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth....(John 4:24)
There is no waiting for tomorrow, but now is the time, tomorrow is not promised, but eternal life through JESUS CHRIST is, for Faith is now, JESUS is now, salvation is offered to everyone, but its up to you .... for we are not waiting on GOD, but GOD is waiting on us.... the way has already been shown, the truth has already been spoken and eternal life has been given.... we are to repent then receive ... not begging Him, but declaring LORD I thank you that you have forgiven me of all of my sins, you have washed me clean by your precious Blood and I am made whole again..... He's even married to the backslider, just slide on back to JESUS our Redeemer, our way maker, our mountain mover, our ground shaker, our wind breaker, our conselor, our bridge over water....Yes JESUS CHRIST our Saviour, the only begotten Son of GOD our Father....Thank You Holy Spirit for you declare witness of this and we bare witness also.
JESUS Prayed..... And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom thou has sent....(John 17:3) To know the true and almighty GOD, to know JESUS CHRIST is by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, who will teach you all things and shall testify of JESUS, and ye also shall bear witness. The WORD also tells us that "whosoever believes" in JESUS shall have everlasting life. And we know that this life is in JESUS, the Son of GOD, and they that have the Son, have life.....
Well, how does one know they have JESUS CHRIST?
When do I receive eternal life in JESUS CHRIST as my LORD and SAVIOUR?
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation:
And whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed; whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. (Rom10:8-13)
Yet Not I, but CHRIST Liveth In Me......(Gal2:20)
The Serenity Prayer is not in the scriptures of the Bible. People have adopted this statement as a prayer and has been adopted by anonymous and other twelve-step programs.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference..
But GOD granted us the Holy Spirit. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on His name….(John 1:12) And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever....(John14:16)
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth Him but ye know Him for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
That phrase continued to talk about accepting hardships as a
pathway to peace;
The devil is a liar! We don’t have to accept anything…. If its not of GOD,
And the same Holy Spirit that was in JESUS, He offered Him to us, Peace I leave with you, my Peace I give
unto you……So when storms are raging, bills are exceeding, emotions are overwhelming, you have the Power and the Authority to speak, “Peace Be Still”
Don't let religion cloud your mind.....satan wants to keep us clouded and burden down so we can't see or acknowledge the Power and the Anointing of the
Holy Spirit dwelling in us:
-- then we won't know that we are conquerors
-- then we won't know that we are overcomers
-- then we won't know we can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us
-- then we won't know that all things are possible to those that believe
But the simple revelation is, when your down, the only way to go is UP!!!
CHRIST said, "if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me". (John 12:32)
So as we lift up the name of JESUS, He's raising us up, we are growing up in Him, forever learning, forever increasing in Him and coming into the knowledge of all truth.
For we know that all things work together for good, to them that love GOD, to them who are called, according to His purpose.... (Rom. 8:28)
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