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OUR GOD WITH US

Posted on April 26, 2022 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (131928)


                                                                              


     

Isaiah 25:10

 LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, even purposes planned of old [and fulfilled] in faithfulness and truth.

You are ever faithful. You Lord have a plan and a strategy for accomplishing Your will, Your purposes. We bow before You and come to You in humble submission willing to do what You call us to do.

 

PRAY

Matthew 28:18

Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

 

Christ's commission to his disciples.

This evangelist passes over other appearances of Christ, recorded by Luke and John, and hastens to the most solemn; one appointed before his death, and after his resurrection. All that see the Lord Jesus with an eye of faith, will worship him. Yet the faith of the sincere may be very weak and wavering. But Christ gave such convincing proofs of his resurrection, as made their faith to triumph over doubts.


He now solemnly commissioned the apostles and his ministers to go forth among all nations. The salvation they were to preach, is a common salvation; whoever will, let him come, and take the benefit; all are welcome to Christ Jesus.


Christianity is the religion of a sinner who applies for salvation from deserved wrath and from sin;

He applies to the mercy of the Father, through the atonement of the incarnate Son, and by the sanctification of the Holy Spirit, and gives up himself to be the worshipper and servant of God, as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three Persons but one God, in all his ordinances and commandments.

 

Baptism is an outward sign of that inward washing, or sanctification of the Spirit, which seals and evidences the believer's justification.

Let us examine ourselves, whether we really possess the inward and spiritual grace of a death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, by which those who were the children of wrath become the children of God. Believers shall have the constant presence of their Lord always; all days, every day. There is no day, no hour of the day, in which our Lord Jesus is not present with his true churches and with his faithful ministers; if there were, in that day, that hour, they would be undone. The God of Israel, the Saviour, is sometimes a God that hideth himself, but never a God at a distance. To these precious words Amen is added.

 

Even so, Lord Jesus, be thou with us and all thy people; cause thy face to shine upon us, that thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

 

Amen Jesus! We repeat and pray to You, let Thy way be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Jesus You were given all authority and all power upon the earth. What Adam was freely given and then gave to satan, was restored to You;

 

Then Lord, You passed it on to us. So we have the power and authority over the enemy in Your name. Jesus thank You for coming to bring us wholeness and salvation!

 

All the plans of the enemy shall be opened to our military leaders who shall plan out their strategy with Your wisdom Lord. Father send Your angel-armies to cover and protect our military~all our men and women in combat zones especially; cause the enemy plans to backfire, their bombs to fizzle out, their bullets to not be able to hit anyone. Lord come against our enemies. Father we know all are Your children; we cannot hate them. Thank You Lord. And Lord protect  the people and warriors of Ukraine!

 


WE.RE IN HIS HANDS

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (19598)

                                                                      
    

  

Holy! Holy! Holy! God You are so holy! We bow down to You today. We give to You all of who we are. Its not enough for us to just walk thru every day. We want Your manifest presence with us each moment to guard us and guide us thru this world.. we are strangers here, foreigners.

Let us begin this day in comunion with You now.

 

PRAY

Isaiah 9:2-4 (The Message)

The people who walked in darkness

   have seen a great light.

For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—

   light! sunbursts of light!

You repopulated the nation,

   you expanded its joy.

Oh, they're so glad in Your presence!

   Festival joy!

The joy of a great celebration,

   sharing rich gifts and warm greetings.

The abuse of oppressors and cruelty of tyrants—

   all their whips and cudgels and curses—

Is gone, done away with, a deliverance

   as surprising and sudden as Gideon's old victory over Midian.

 



Isaiah 9:6-7 (Amplified Bible)

6   For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given;

and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.

    7  Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore.



                                                                              



The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

 

The zeal of the Lord shall perform this. A Son is given. The Message Bible puts it like this:

For a child has been born—for us!

   the gift of a son—for us!

He'll take over

   the running of the world.

His ruling authority will grow,

   and there'll be no limits to the wholeness He brings.

 


The Child Jesus was given to us and it's at Christmas we celebrate this great gift of God, the gift of His very own Son. He’ll take over the running of the world. His ruling authority shall grow and there will be no limits to the wholeness He brings. Amplified says, over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.

 


We invite You Jesus to come rule our world and especially our nation. Seems there are those who want to rule it and not with justice. The enemy has established a stronghold over Washington DC and over our land. We stand against that dark enemy Lord. We claim You as our God and King


                                                                     



Isaiah 40:9-11 O you who bring good tidings to Zion, get up to the high mountain. O you who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

    10 Behold, the Lord God will come with might, and His arm will rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.

    11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.


                                                                  


Yes, this is the God we serve in gladness. Lead us Holy Spirit in our battles and give us the words You would use in this battle for our nation. and in our daily lives. We praise You Holy God!

 

PRAY

 

John 3:34-36 (The Message)

"The One that God sent speaks God's words. And don't think he rations out the Spirit in bits and pieces. The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away—a lavish distribution of gifts. That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn't see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that.”

 


Father God, You are faithful! You are our Commander-in-Chief. Lead us as we use the weapon of the Word to speak out . Father we know You are the One Who desires us to be successful in this battle so this nation can be one to lead all peoples to you. We can fulfill the great commission. But we need to be at peace and live in prosperity to be senders to all nations where You direct.



                                                                                     


We come against the enemies, Greed and Fear for they are hungry to devour us as a people. We bind these dark demons in th e name of Jesus. You demons are commanded to cease and desist your assignments in this country. Lord send Your angel armies to construct blockages to the words and work of these dark spirits of Greed and Fear. Father God loose Your brightness of love and truth to our land.

Let our people come to truly know You.

 


TRUST GOD; FEAR FLEES

Posted on March 22, 2022 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (5109)


  

A new year. . . a new season has begun. For this year I desire a closer walk with You, my Lord. My Lord and my God, I lift You up and call You LORD! Bowing down to You, giving myself heart and soul to You. I so want to be all You created me to be!

This morning I sit drinking my coco/coffee (yeah, put a little dark cocoa in my coffee YUM) as I enjoy it, I pursue the Lord, and He guides me to a Scripture. I love it, because it reminds me how much my Abba loves me:


1 John 5:1-16

The Proof of Love and the Victory of Faith

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah is God’s spiritual child and has been fathered by God Himself. How wonderful, Abba, to know You are my Father, and You love me as Your beloved child! My life is a light that reflects You; please my precious Abba, let that statement be ever truer day by day!

And everyone who loves Father God loves his children as well. 2 This is how we can be sure that we love the children of God: by having a passionate love for God and by obedience to his commands. 3 True love for God means obeying his commands, and His commands don’t weigh us down as heavy burdens.[a]

4 You see, every child of God overcomes [b] the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. 5 So who are the world conquerors, defeating its power? Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 5:3 God’s grace empowers us to love, which makes his commands a delight instead of a duty. The spontaneity of love is never crushed by the commands of a loving God. 5:4 The Greek verb tense indicates continuous action, “continually conquers the world” (system).


AMP 5:5  Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he/she who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?

 

 

This new year of 2022 is going to be a challenge. We can see that already with the way our government is causing our prices to raise in every area. I am appalled as my bills rise exponentially. This inflation will make some people wealthy, but bring much hurt to many others. Poverty will escalate, possibly it homelessness..

 

So how are we to handle this? Knowing we serve a God who truly loves us and is powerful helps a lot. You see none of this is a surprise to God. He knows satan is after His children and is trying to discourage us and blame God for it; but God has a plan for each of us, and it’s a good one. Just look at what He promises His kids:

 

 Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.


 To us 'the unknown'  is a bit frightening; but when we have a close relationship with our mighty God, and we know His character, that He is a good God and He loves us, fear is chased away!

 

My friends, allow nothing to frighten you; for fear is a tool of the devil. Rather be confident in the Lord of Creation, whose Son, Jesus, died for our sin to cleanse us and bring righteousness into our nature, so that we actually become new creations, new people, truly children of God. And God knows how to take care of His kids; so we trust our lives to Him. The solution to the unknown future is to come to know God intimately, know His goodness and His love for you, then you can trust your life confidently to Him without being afraid.


                                                        

 


WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL AND MIND

Posted on March 19, 2022 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (2517)

                                                                                                

  

Matthew 22:37-39 (New International Version)

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself."

 

So I asked myself, ’How do we do that? How do we love God with ALL of our heart, ALL of our soul and ALL of our mind? These are answers I came up wth.. (What would Yours be?)

 

Spend daily time with Him in His Word

 Journal your conversation with Him

Glorify His Son ~ Jesus

Worship Him. Praise Him

Thank Him for His many gifts and blessings every day

Obey Him


                                                                           





  ALL of your heart.

Deuteronomy 7:12

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God,[hold Him in holy awe] to walk in obedience to Him, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul

 

 What about the second part ~ love your neighbor as yourself

Can love be separated, come in parts? or does it just flow? I think it flows from God to us, thru us. So our love flows from God; He is the source; He is love.

 

1 John 4:8

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

 

Love is not stagnate, not a piece of something. It is a super powerful act of God flowing from His being. It is His choice. He chose to love you and me. When we really understand this, we are drawn to love Him in return.

 

What about ALL your soul? Well my soul is my mind, will, and emotions. Can I analyze love? Can I feel love for God: a Spirit? Miracle of miracles ~ YES! Because God first loved me, His love flows to me and I choose to love my God, and to become a loving being ~ one thru whom Love flows. I will to be a loving being following God’s instructions. Holy Spirit is my guide; I hear and I obey.

 

All my mind:  Yes my mind is very important. It’s where most of the battles go on. For we have an enemy who hates God and hates us because we are of God’s family. So the enemy attacks the mind with negative thoughts and doubts attempting to draw us away from the God of love. Satan is a liar and deceiver wanting to destroy us.


                                                                       

   When we know our enemy, we know how to win the battle, and it is with our mind. When our mind is filled with Scripture, our battle gear is secure to defeat the enemy, because the Word of God is all truth and forever can win against the enemy lies.

 

Hebrews 6:18-19 (AMP)

. . .through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power

 

Hebrews 13:5

5 Let your [a] character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said,

I will not in any way fail you nor [c] give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [d] [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor  let you down ([f] relax My hold on you)! [

g] Assuredly not!]

 

 

That is who I am ~ beloved daughter.  My God loves me so much!! I can rest and think of Him, and a warm blanket of love covers me, fills me. Abba Father, Jesus Savior, and Holy Spirit Communicator, Counselor, Guide, empoweror, lover of my soul. What a marvelous God we have!

 Thank You mighty God for all Your life teachings, Your blessings. I love You!


   

    

   


WILL OF THE CREATOR

Posted on February 9, 2022 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (10486)


    
      


Lord God, this year portends to be even worse than 2021. There is so much corruption in our government and they are preparing plans to steal the election again. And even worse they are tryng to force us all to get vaccinatd, and they are also pushing the vacine on 5 year olds and up. We know Lord that it is very harmful, and from what I have heard, there are many kids who have died from the vac'ine. There are also many advderse reactions to the vac'ine. Is the vac'ine the plague talked about in Revelations?

 

Lord  looking at all this I could be consumed by it. Then I remember that it is not a surprise to You. in:

 


2 Peter 3:9-19

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will vanish with a [mighty and thunderous] roar, and the [material] elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and the works that are on it will be [a]burned up.

 

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be [in the meantime) in holy behavior [that is, in a pattern of daily life that sets you apart as a believer] and in godliness [displaying profound reverence toward our awesome God], 12 [while you earnestly] look for and await the coming of the day of God.

 

For on this day the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the [material] elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But in accordance with His promise we expectantly await new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

 

14 So, beloved, since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent and make every effort to be found by Him [at His return] spotless and blameless, in peace [that is, inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual well-being and confidence, having lived a life of obedience to Him]. 15 And consider the patience of our Lord [His delay in judging and avenging wrongs] as salvation [that is, allowing time for more to be saved];

 

.  .  . 17 Therefore, [let me warn you] beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of [b] unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith], 18 but grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory (honor, majesty, splendor), both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.



Basically, I think The Word is instructing us not to get all distracted by the happenings of the day. Rather keep our minds focused on our Creator, our Savior. This is a way to stay in peace during these days of evil. The enemy would love us to think about and get all upset about the negative even threatening times ahead. But we are the Word says: in holy behavior [that is, in a pattern of daily life that sets you apart as a believer] and in godliness [displaying profound reverence toward our awesome God],

 

                                                                                 



 He tells us again: since you are looking forward to these things, be diligent and make every effort to be found by Him [at His return] spotless and blameless, in peace [that is, inwardly calm with a sense of spiritual well-being and confidence, having lived a life of obedience to Him]. 


 

God knows us well and how we have a tendency to get riled up by the evil in our world, get into anger, and sometimes ill will toward those who refuse to “see the writing on the wall”. But God says “No. Keep your eyes on Me” Instead,  be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of [b] unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith], 18 but grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory (honor, majesty, splendor), both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.


                                                                                                     


Indeed we are to use this time to grow spiritually mature in the grace (which He gives us to help us ) and knowledge of Jesus. Because we are growing closer to Him we can see Him in the glory, honor, majesty, and splendor of Who He truly is!


 So we learn to bow our hearts and worship Him in our love thanking Him for dying for us, for saving us from satan’s clutches, and for the many blessings He has given us! We set our eyes upon these things, not upon the evil.

                                                                                                                          


Thank You mighty God, who planned to save everyone He can ~ with our help. Thank You Lord for Your designing in us the desire and ability to help save our brothers and sisters. Thank You for Your mercy and grace!





LOVE IS THE KEY

Posted on February 9, 2022 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (2985)

                                                                                   
                                             
                                                  



 Hello my Lord and my God!! This day is for You. I dedicate it to You and You alone. You have helped me to know You as the Trinity ~ that is the Father ( Abba), Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit! And I love each of You Persons individually and together! You are my guide, my revealer, my comforter, my mentor, my Light. You help me to become who You created me to be. After so many years I’ve still got a ways to go, I know. My goal is to come closer to You, to know You deeper.

 

Can the enemy prevent this by reminding me of my mistakes and making me feel unworthy? If I allow it, yes. So Lord how do I deal with this? Please release Your thoughts in a Scripture:

 

Isaiah 56::1-2

This is what the Lord says,

Isaiah“Maintain justice and do righteousness,

For My salvation is soon to come,

And My righteousness and justice is soon to be revealed.

“Blessed (happy, fortunate) is the man who does this,

And the son of man who takes hold of it,

Who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it,

And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”

 

 

For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful].

 


Ok my God, I love You and You love me. If my kids made mistakes and were sorry, I forgave them. You are my Abba and You love me, so You forgive my mistakes if I repent. Now I can move forward because I am being repentant. Lord, please show me if I am wrong, or confirm if I am right:


 

Psalm 103:10-13  He has not dealt with us after our sins nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him.

 

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

 

13 As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him [with reverence, worship, and awe]. (That’s me)

 

                                                                                    

O my God, I love You! Above all things, You are magnificent, marvelous, and Loving! You're faithful, forgiving and over us You place an atmosphere of grace and mercy. You have opened the way into an eternity with You ~ again full of love. You have given my husband the gift of loving me, so I know what love looks like, feels like. And I love him too, so I recognize love. You are so good my Lord, my triune God!


           

 O my friends, do you ever yearn for eternity with Jesus? Get out of this earth so fraught with turmoil? Guess Im feeling sad cause I miss my siblings and their families. Cvd has split us up. It is the enemy’s work and it’s goal is being achieved. I love my family and miss them terribly. One day the truth will come out and our hearts will be reunited. Please Lord let it happen soon!


 

My friends, I’m praying for your safety and health. May your love relationships be healthy and whole, now or soon. Let feelings never turn to enmity nor anger; rather let absence make the love grow stronger. Love is the key, and it is strong. May its power work in your lives!



                                                                            


 


STRESS ARRESTER

Posted on January 7, 2022 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (9432)

  


                                                                      
   

Hey guys and gals, have you ever seen a year run as fast as 2021 did? Man It went careening by!! Is God speeding up time? Is it another sign that Jesus is coming back soon? The Word says, “Not one knows the time of Jesus’ return.” But can we speculate? I can see God there laughing at me. Thankfully, He has a great sense of humor!

 

                                                           

Then there are these crazy winds that we’ve seen twice in the last couple of weeks. The first set did some wind damage. The second set marched with fire and destroyed about a thousand homes. But no life was lost ~ I don’t think. It was just reported that 2 persons were missing.


                                                                             



Those winds were like between 80 and 115 mph The last set just before New Years Eve took hold of fire in housing areas and ate a destructive path through the communities! It was horrifying! One lady got stranded all by herself at a hotel where she and her husband were staying. Her husband was at work in Boulder, There she was all alone as the fire. raged around her. Her husband was trying to get to her, but many roads were closed, so it took a long time. She called 911 and told them they’d better get her out of there as the fires were closing in. She and their puppy were traumatized, but so happy to see her husband finally drive up.

Just imagine how many other stories will come out of this tragedy!

 

My friends, life is full of twists and turns and slippery slopes, but when we have an intimate tie with the God, Creator of the universe, it’s a connection that will ease our minds when we meet up with them. Talking with God, the only one who can help in many situations, can relieve worry and pressure bringing peace. Believe me, having a link with a powerful God who truly loves us does ease our hearts. We can trust Him above all. Are you in one of those situations causing you stress? Come to know the Supreme One who loves and accepts you just as you are; He wants to help you. Just go and give your heart to Him. What a friend we have in Him ~ loving us and powerful enough to help us.


                                                                     

 

Be blessed, my friends in 2022. Establish a closer kinship with the One Who loves you more than anyone else can.

 


GOD GUIDES US

Posted on January 5, 2022 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (3100)


              
                    Hands with a death grip on the wheel. Heart beating wildly!           

 Excitement is: Doing a 180 in a car on an icy road!  Wow sliding downhill facing a traffic light that has turned yellow and then red. . . and a car is crossing our slippery slide on their green light… Lord help us! and He did!  We slid right through that intersection trying to miss the car. And we did,. but trying to straighten out put us into a 180 slide into the built up medium. Thankfully there were no other cars around, so after a couple of breaths, my wonderful husband, the driver, turned the car around the correct way on the road and we continued on our way. Thank You Jesus!

 


So our New Year has begun with the care and protection of our mighty God! And that is my first point of gratitude. WE serve a mighty God who really loves each one if us, and He cares for us, protects us, and helps us. Thus we enter this new year with confidence that it will be good, because He is good!

                 

                                                                         



Second point of gratitude is that our God is our guide, our Light on our path. He has given us an Owners Manual to reveal the way to live a rewarding life of purpose and joy. It’s called The Bible or The Word of God. He has loved us enough to show us how to act through life creating a relationship with Him. Yeah, He treasures us and He wants a heart to heart connection with us!!

 

                                                                                      


Third point of gratitude is that He has blessed us with a great family history. Our parents were loving God and loving us kind of people. They formed a family where God was honored and children were taught His principles. Consequently, our background established us with right ideals and goals. We are a family where love weaves us together in a wonderful tapestry. . . because God is our source.

                          

 

I know that not everyone has experienced good things happening at the end of 2021. there was a tragic fire that destroyed around 1000 homes. Thankfully there were not as many deaths as one would expect, and that is a blessing. So far I heard there were 2 missing people. Many lost possessions, which is difficult; they did not lose life.


 

For all, Lord, I  pray that God will be there with help to deal with their losses, that they know God and the love He has for them. Lord I pray for all that 2022 will be a year when all will come to build an intimate relationship with You who loves us all.

          

                                                                                      

 


STAND STRONG IN UNITY!!

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GPAN The following excerpt was taken from The Triumphant Church by Kenneth E. Hagin:

                                     

                                             Stand Fast in One Spirit

  Only let your conversation [your manner of life and conduct] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that YE STAND FAST IN ONE SPIRIT, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.

(Phil. 1:27) UNITY

 

Standing in faith and standing in God's grace are mighty fortresses against the devil. But the Bible also says we are to stand fast in one spirit. Strife and discord always open a door to the devil (James 3:16). When you stand strong in unity and forbid Satan to bring strife and division, you prevent him from gaining any ground in you.


                                                                                  


James 3:13-16 (TPT) If you consider yourself to be wise and one who understands the ways of God, advertise it with a beautiful, fruitful[b] life guided by wisdom’s gentleness. Never brag or boast about what you’ve done and you’ll prove that you’re truly wise. 


Believers will probably never see every little thing just exactly alike because we are all at various stages of spiritual growth and development. But just because we disagree on minor issues doesn't mean we can't be in one spirit and one accord. Believers stand strong against the enemy by being in one spirit and by not allowing division and strife. Even in the face of differences, believers must learn to stand fast in one spirit if they are going to maintain a strong defense against the devil.

 

If you are standing fast in one spirit you can disagree without being disagreeable. Walking in love closes the door to the devil. When you get over into the Spirit and you walk in love, many issues you thought were so important don't seem to be so important any more. We shouldn't let little issues divide us. Be one - stand fast in one spirit

 Stand Fast in the Lord


 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so STAND FAST IN THE LORD, my dearly beloved. (Philippians 4:1)

 

What else does the believer do to take his stand against Satan? The Bible says we are to stand fast in the Lord. What does that mean? The answer is found in Ephesians 6:10:

 Finally, my brethren, be STRONG IN THE LORD, and [be strong] IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. (Ephesians 6:10)

Taking our stand against Satan includes taking our rightful position in Christ. Did you notice in Ephesians 6:10 that the Bible says we are to be strong in two areas:

Be strong IN THE LORD, and

Be strong IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT.

                     

                                        


To be strong in the Lord, you'll have to be strong in His Word. But what is the power of God's might? The power of God's might is the Holy Ghost. (You Holy Spirit be the power that leads my life) Go through the New Testament and notice how many times "power" is mentioned in connection with the Holy Spirit. Some of these verses are listed below


Acts 10:38 (Amplified Bible) How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.


Romans 15:13 (The Message) And Isaiah's word: 
   There's the root of our ancestor Jesse, 
      breaking through the earth and growing tree tall, 
   Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!
Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!


Romans 15:13 (Amp) May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.


Luke 4:14  And Jesus returned in the POWER of the SPIRIT into Galilee..

  

(Acts 1:18 AMP) But you shall receive POWER - ABILITY, EFFICIENCY and MIGHT - when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you..

 

 You won't be able to be strong in the power of God's might without being filled with the Holy Spirit and without praying. Part of taking a victorious stand against the devil is to be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. You won't be able to stand strong against the devil as an empty vessel. 

 

       




Holy God, You are my Protector. Surround me with Your shield. Indwelling Holy Spirit!; to You I submit this day, take hold of this day and guide me through it. My frlends, it is glorious to have God Himself indwelling us, helping guide us through our problems, situations, relationships, etc.


                          Seek to find Him and truly know Him!

 


LOVE JOY OUR SAVIOR COMES

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Colored lights upon a tree, a stable with a small family gathered around rejoicing in their new born Son. What a wonderful time ~ birth of a child,. Not only is this a new member of the family, but a holy child who will one day save the world.



 

Christmas, a holiday of good cheer and love. It seems like the government’s program of fear mongering has created division among friends and families.. Those trying to change the world and our nation into a new reality seem to be winning the battle,



 

However, their efforts will not succeed, because we serve a good God, and there are still many people who are still choosing to cherish their civil liberties, our constitution, and our religious rights guaranteed by it. Government mandaes will not force us to abandon our way of life. We will still celebrate the birthday of our Savior. No modern day Herod will stop us!



 Love is His message and we open our hearts to Him and to all those we love and care for and care about. May the joy of the first Christmas fill our hearts this year. Let not the fear mongering evil one cancel Christmas for you. We may need to celebrate without all our family together this year, but we can at least touch base by phone, We’ll miss them greatly, but one day we’ll be able to be together again. God has His plan for us, and it is a good plan (See Jeremiah 29: 11). We can trust Him completely.



 

Our God loves us so dearly; He even sent His Son to die a tortured death to pay off our sin debt for us. And He did this before any had accepted His sacrifice which frees us all from satan’s hold when we choose the Son of God as our Savior.. Yes, now we have the choice to accept Jesus’ gift which redeems us and changes us into people with a righteous nature instead of the old sin nature. What great joy we now have within our souls ~ our deep interpersonal relationship with our Father God.



The joyful lighted trees and decorated houses are symbolic of the joy we have within ~ acceptance of the rich gift Jesus offers to us. They lift up our spirits and bring smiles to our faces.   


                                                                                                       


      Wishing each one a blessed Christmas and a bright New Year!

 




AMAZING LOVE

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Lord God, this month is all about You. We celebrate Your love for us; You came to earth as a human baby with Mary as Your mother and Abba as Your Father. You were fully God/man able to satisfy the grevous sin a man, Adam, committed against You. He chose to listen to satan and disobey You. Because he did this, he carried his crime into all generations thus separating us from You. However God loved us so much, that Jesus, His Son, chose to be the sacrificial offering to pay for the crime. Only a God/man could pay for this offense committed by a man against a diety. Jesus created man out of the overflow of His love and was not about to allow His enemy to steal His creation

 

What a mighty Love was this! Abba Father desired to create children for Him to love; satan in his pride wanted to be greater than God, and decided to interfere with God’s plans by getting Adam’s power that was given to Adam by God:


Genesis 1:26-31 NIV

So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

 

The devil wanted this power given to man by God, so he deluded Adam into disobeying God giving satan the power man had. So since that time the sperm of man carries the original sin. However, God had a plan to defeat satan.. Jesus paid the price for the crime, and gave man a new lease on life ~ when we repent of our sins and choose to accept the gift Jesus died to give us. Thus we celebrate God's redeeming love for us on December 25th every year.

 


JESUS LOVES US

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Lord God, I'm really feeling the need to seek an even closer relationship with You Jesus; I need to know You better. My connection with Abba is good, and Your Holy Spirit speaks to me that He loves me, and I love Him too. But somehow Jesus I want a more intimate connection with You, Lord Jesus. You were part of the Godhead that created the world ~ and me. You made me in Your image ~ how? You have a body, a soul (of a mind, will, and emotions) so You have them too in You. My mind, will, and emotions, my soul. comes from You too. It’s part of human nature. When Adam betrayed You, disobeyed You, the Supreme Creator of all, it changed all of Adam’s decendants ~ my nature into satan’s nature, and the purity of Your nature in me was stolen away replaced by satan; and he laughed thinking he had the victory over You. How stupid he is as he has never stopped trying to pervert humans.




John 8:44-47 “You are the offspring of your father, the devil,[aa] and you serve your father very well, passionately carrying out his desires. He’s been a murderer right from the start! He never stood with the truth, for he’s full of nothing but lies—lying is his native tongue.[ab] He is a master of deception and the father of lies!

45 But I am the true Prince who speaks nothing but the truth, yet you refuse to believe and you want nothing to do with me.







Not us, Jesus, for we choose to follow Your plan; You chose to redeem the human race by paying our penalty for Adam’s crime and freeing us from the enemy’s bondage. Man chose to betray Deity, so it took a Deity/man to redeem humans. You chose to be the sacrifice that returned us to the state of grace. . . IF we choose to repent of our sin and believe in You, the Son of God, as our Savior. then we are restored to our original nature, the person Abba, You, and Holy Spirit created us to be. And now we also have You actually indwelling us to help us live our life according to our new nature.


Genesis 1:26

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.


                                                                                        

 

You Jesus chose to access a human nature giving up Your divine nature. However, You are God’s Son, so Your divinity was not totally gone. As You lived, You had a God~connection with ABBA to guide Your life, and Holy Spirit connection too. You promised the apostles that when you left, they would receive the Holy Spirit to indwell them; thus they too would have a God connection to empower them to spread the Gospel for the redemption of all mankind that You made possible.



John 7:38-39

 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.

                                                                                           



39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor).

 

And not only Your apostles, but us as well. Yes Holy Spirit now lives inside of us empowering us to spread the Gospel , furthering Your mission Jesus to save mankind. For others have to know the Gospel before they can accept Jesus fully into their hearts. One thing we see is that miracles were part of the Holy Spirit’s gift to the apostles in spreading the Gospel. We too have that power in us with the Holy Spirit.


                                                                          

       

Jesus You gave up so much for us, enduring pain, torture and death. What greater love can anyone have? Your love Jesus is supreme. Abba has given You the authority over all. You now sit at the right hand of Abba. Jesus thank You!


                                                                                         

 

                 Jesus You paid the price for us!!


   

JESUS PRAYS FOR YOU AND ME

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 Do you know that you are loved,  that you are precious to our God?


God’s love for us can be seen in Jesus’ prayer for us:


John 17:15, 20-23 (NIV)   My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one.

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and You in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.

 


Lord, bring us to complete unity, that we may be one. I desire to be one in You ~ is that not what the indwelling is? You in me/me in You? Bring my conscious mind to the point of awareness of this truth every moment. The world needs to know You sent Jesus, Your Son, so that we could be saved for all eternity, because You love us and want to live with us, among  us together with You for all eternity!


 

God’s Words are God’s thoughts, and in reading, studying, the Bible, we will find the almighty love and care God has for us. He treasures us not just in a general manner, but  individually as well ~ yes, He loves each of us in a special way. His Word will guide us into a personal relationship with God Himself. Then we discover without a doubt that He is a gentle loving Father.

 

                                                                                 



Now our God is also powerful and strong and able to protect us and teach us how to protect ourselves from the evil one. He has given us the power ~ His power to live the life He designed for each of us. He never said it would be easy and without challenges, but He promises to walk through them with us. Yes we must sometimes face difficult times, hard times, but with Him we will come through as the victor.

 


My friends, commit to building a relationship with the God who seeks you, desiring to have a deep connection with you. He loves you just as you are and will accept Your willingness to become the child He created you to be. He will help you and establish that closeness your heart desires. It is a glorious experience to have a time with Him where You can converse about your needs and the love that will develop in you as you respond to His great love for you.

 


GOD'S THOUGHTS ABOUT US

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Glorious! Our God is so good! For all who know Him realize His amazing love for us! It is revealed in His Holy Word, and we are privileged to have His very thoughts spoken to us in writing. This morning The Lord brings Ephesians 1 to show us His love ~


Ephesians 1:9-23 NLT

9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill His own good plan

God has had a plan to offer us from the beginning. He knew His creation of mankind would be hampered by satan; so He planned a time for His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for Adam’s betrayal, His suffering beatings, cruelty in every way to pay the penalty for our sin is His gift to us, and when we accept it, we are changed, renewed, washed clean of sin, and receive a new nature (redicaly changed) and then ~

 

   



10 And this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.

11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,[a] for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan. He knew who would accept the gift of Jesus pain and sacrificial death, and who would not. It is our choice to accept or reject Jesus gift to us. When we accept, we ask Jesus to inhabit our hearts and He does. We live with Jesus Holy Spirit indwelling us



12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you.

 

And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own[b] by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom He promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that He will give us the inheritance He promised and that He has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. And accepting Jesus brings us into God’s family!


Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,[c] 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom[d] and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.


                                                                                      



18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.[e]


 

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Understand that as, we now having Christ indwelling us, we have His power to call upon in our life.


 

21 Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. We are filled with Christ, our King, our leader.  God empowers us with Himself. You can see in this passage how God has had a plan from the beginning, and how He calls us all to see His mighty love for us; He gives us the ability to call upon Him for our needs. We are the special children of His heart!


                                                                            

                    .Yes that is us. We are the children of His heart

 


DEATH IS A THIEF

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Pain is a hole in the soul where the loved one use to live; they are gone, the sharing, the hugs, the light sparkling in the eyes, the words of wisdom, the laughter. . . all gone in a flash. Death has stolen them away, and it hurts so much!

 

Time goes by, but I am nowhere. I sit in my pain tears streaming. Where did life go? I know my loved one is with Jesus now, and they are happy sharing His glory. That is some comfort, and one day it will help. for now, feeling loneliness. Lord help me. You have been my strength always. Come, Jesus, and bolster my spirit, that I may feel alive again. You are mine, and I depend on You.

 

Thank You my Lord. Without You I would be bereft, without life. Thank You Lord for raining Your love into my spirit, Your Presence surrounds me and brings peace. I know it is not a constant feeling, but when I need ~ You are always near me; Your promises are true forever. Thank You. With You I can survive this loss.

 

A close contact, a spirit partner, tied together by invisible cord. The connection will never die! Thank You Lord for the anointing of Your hand on us! I love You Lord for the time You provided us, and one day we will meet up again in Your heavenly Kingdom!


Death is a thief, tho sometimes also a benevolent plan. When it takes away one who is suffering, it is a release. Those left behind will miss the soul and spirit of the one gone into eternity, but in their love they are relieved that the loved one is no longer in pain. But they are still gone.


                                                                                                     








 


STAND FAST

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GPAN The following excerpt was taken from The Triumphant Church by Kenneth E. Hagin:

            Stand Fast in One Spirit

 Only let your conversation [your manner of life and conduct] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that YE STAND FAST IN ONE SPIRIT, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. (Phil. 1:27) UNITY

 

Standing in faith and standing in God's grace are mighty fortresses against the devil. But the Bible also says we are to stand fast in one spirit. Strife and discord always open a door to the devil (James 3:16). When you stand strong in unity and forbid Satan to bring strife and division, you prevent him from gaining any ground in you.


Believers will probably never see every little thing just exactly alike because we are all at various stages of spiritual growth and development. But just because we disagree on minor issues doesn't mean we can't be in one spirit and one accord. Believers stand strong against the enemy by being in one spirit and by not allowing division and strife. Even in the face of differences, believers must learn to stand fast in one spirit if they are going to maintain a strong defense against the devil.

 

                                            




If you are standing fast in one spirit you can disagree without being disagreeable. Walking in love closes the door to the devil. When you get over into the Spirit and you walk in love, many issues you thought were so important don't seem to be so important any more. We shouldn't let little issues divide us. Be one - stand fast in one spirit 

                                      Stand Fast in the Lord


These words are so needed in today's pandemc separating world. The devil is all into breaking up loving relationships, and he is succeeding. As we lose the support of people we care about, we are less able to cope with problems and stress in our lives. When we look at God's Word we see that His main  message is love. With love we can stand together in unity!

 

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so STAND FAST IN THE LORD, my dearly beloved. (Phil 4:1)

 

What else does the believer do to take his stand against Satan? The Bible says we are to stand fast in the Lord. What does that mean? The answer is found in Ephesians 6:10.

 Finally, my brethren, be STRONG IN THE LORD, and [be strong] IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. (Ephesians 6:10)

Taking our stand against Satan includes taking our rightful position in Christ. Did you notice in Ephesians 6:10 that the Bible says we are to be strong in two areas:

Be strong IN THE LORD, and

Be strong IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT.



To be strong in the Lord, you'll have to be strong in His Word. But what is the power of God's might? The power of God's might is the Holy Ghost. (You Holy Spirit be the power that leads my life) Go through the New Testament and notice how many times "power" is mentioned in connection with the Holy Spirit. Some of these verses ie:

Acts 10:38 (Amplified Bible) How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.


Romans 15:13 (The Message) And Isaiah's word: 
   There's the root of our ancestor Jesse, breaking through the earth and growing tree tall, 
   Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope. . .  so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!


Romans 15:13 (Amp) May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

And Jesus returned in the POWER of the SPIRIT into Galilee...(Luke 4:14)

But you shall receive POWER - ABILITY, EFFICIENCY and MIGHT - when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you...(Acts 1:18 AMP)

 

                                                                    


You won't be able to be strong in the power of God's might without being filled with the Holy Spirit and without praying. Part of taking a victorious stand against the devil is to be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. You won't be able to stand strong against the devil as an empty vessel. 

 


Holy God, You are my Protector. Surround me with Your shield. Indwelling Holy Spirit to You I submit this day; take hold of this day and guide me through it.


My frlends, it is glorious to have God Himself indwelling us, helping guide us through our problems, situations, relationships, etc. I strongly encourage you to seek to find God and truly know Him!

 

                                                                                     

 


THE REBELLIOUS SOUL

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Sometimes I come to know that a radical decision is necessary! It will be a deep choice that seems foreign to today’s society. However,  if one is radical in making a commitment for Christ, it can be a mystery to others, but I have chosen today to take that step.


 

2 Corinthians 4:9-12 (The Message) If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that.

You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken.

What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, He does in us—He lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!



Galatians 2:20 (Amplified Bible) I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.


                                                                              

 

You Holy Spirit inhabit this body. I do submit it and all its thoughts, its actions its focus to You, Jesus. You run this body like a machine that You own; You activate it to Your purposes to give glory to the Father. You did that on earth when You lived here Jesus; You finished the work God gave You to do, and that brought glory to the Father. Bring my life to give glory to the Father by fulfilling the purpose He put in me.

 

Galatians 2:20 (The Message)

19-21What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn't work. So I quit being a "law man" so that I could be God's man. Christ's life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with Him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central.



It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not "mine," but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.


I am not going to go back on that. Yes, Christ lives in me. My ego is no longer important. I do not live by what others think of me. I am no longer driven to impress anyone, except to impress Your truth to them Father  ~ that You love them dearly and they are so precious to You!


What i see in this Scripture is that Jesus wants all of me. I want all of Him, and for that to happen . . .

He does not want some of me, that is, what I choose to give up to Him. He wants all of me. That sacrifice of my body is giving all of me to Him. THAT “ME” WAS INDEED CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. WHEN HE AROSE, I AROSE WITH HIM ~~ IN ME.



MY EGO IS NO LONGER CENTRAL. MY LIFE IS NOT MINE. HOLY SPIRIT COME TAKE OVER MY LIFE TOTALLY. THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT. He says, “. I have not come to give you any blessing at all. You will find all that you need in Jesus. But I have come to put you to the cross, so that I may live in your body for the sake of a lost world.


OK. Put my ego, my will to the cross, so it is YOU who directs all I say, do and believe. My ego must die, so You can fully live in me. Your will be done, not mine. I choose this. Help me HOLY SPIRIT. Without You this would not be possible. I give You permission to . . . do what . . . ???

                 


                                                                                       


I will not make this decision blindly, ignorantly, without understanding of what is called upon. But I can make a decision based on trust in You. I know  You will keep me in Your truth, I choose to submit my self totally to You. I give You permission to do Your will in me. I require Your grace. I trust You will provide it.

AMEN



It is a revolutionary concept in this day and age, but I am choosing to be that rebel who is willing to give-it-all to my Lord and my God. Perhaps some few will join me, but the world has fallen so far into the immoral pit I’m sure not many will choose to be this utterly given over to Christ. Hoping I am wrong. Are you one?


                                                                           



WHOSE SCHEDULE TO LIVE BY?

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (1545)


                                                                                      

 

Psalm 27:1-6 TPT

Yahweh is my revelation-light

    and the source of my salvation.

    I fear no one!

    I’ll never turn back and run, for you, Yahweh,

    surround and protect me.


2 When evil ones come to destroy me,

    they will be the ones who turn back.


3 My heart will not fear even if an army rises to attack.

    I will not be shaken, even if war is imminent.


4 Here’s the one thing I crave from Yahweh,

    the one thing I seek above all else:

    I want to live with him every moment in his house,[c]

    beholding the marvelous beauty[d] of Yahweh,

    filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.

    I want to contemplate[e] in his temple.


5–6 In the day of trouble, He will treasure[f] me in his shelter,

    under the cover of his tent.

    He will lift me high upon a rock,

    out of reach from all my enemies who surround me.

    Triumphant now, I’ll bring him my offerings of praise,

    singing and shouting with ecstatic joy

    Yes, I will sing praises to Yahweh!



Sometimes (like today) I wake up in the morning and  forget to ask Jesus to make ‘today’ His day ~ let this day be His design and command.~    I then find my mind unfocused. I go thru routines of morning. . . make coffee, clean up kitchen when it has things left over from the night before, make coffee ~ drink coffee and begin my quiet time with the Lord. . . like now.



Other times I wake up with Jesus on my mind and there He remains as I hurry thru my kitchen chores so we can spend time talking together and just intentionally BEING together. Oh yes, like now. It takes a little more to get here on sluggish mornings ~ but I do arrive. How I love Him!



Thank You, my Lord, for Your wonderful nature ~ that You want to be with me too. You love me and also enjoy these moments. I can feel Your Presence wrapped around me, and my spirit responds in joy. What are our plans today Lord? Yes I have things I put on today's, but if Your plans are different, please tell me ~ we will go with Yours.


For now, what do You want to say to me?

Advice on helping a friend:

“she is a fragile flower. Be gentle but speak truth." Lord, please give me Your words to speak to her.  "Yes remember how powerful is my Word!". Holy Spirit please give me Your Words of power for both my friends. I know and I believe Your Holy Word is packed with power, so tell me which Scripture to speak to each of them.



2 Timothy 3:16

16 God has transmitted his very substance into every Scripture,[a] for it is God-breathed.[b] It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness.

 

Ephesians 5:8-10, 15-16 (The Passion Translation)

8 Once your life was full of sin’s darkness, but now you have the very light of our Lord shining through you because of your union with Him. Your mission is to live as children flooded with his revelation-light! 9 And the supernatural fruits of His light[a] will be seen in you—goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10 Then you will learn to choose what is beautiful to our Lord.

15–16 So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for His purposes.

 


I love it as 2 Timothy says, Your Word is infused with You ~ it is Your thoughts with Your power in the Words. It s something I can depend on, lean on, trust in. How precious that You love us so much; You give us so many chances to 'Know You', so we can love You too. You want us to spend eternity with You.



My friends, I urge You to seek God, for He loves you so much!  He sent His Son to rescue us from damnation. Jesus was tortured and died a painful death to pay for our sin; consequently when we are sorry for our sins, and we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are cleansed of all our sins, born anew, recieve a whole new nature making us a true child of God, part of His family with the inheritance of that gift. So in my heart, I so want you to choose Jesus who truly loves you more than you can know!



                                                                      

 


GRACE

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Grace

Grace empowers us to go beyond our natural ability, empowers us to walk as Jesus walked. We have His nature. How did Jesus walk?



He, Jesus, walked in amazing godliness and purity. We must cleanse ourselves from everything unclean and become completely holy. Grace allows it. Pursue holiness, a product of God’s grace. We excuse ourselves saying 'well Jesus is God, of course He walked in holiness.'  We on the other hand are human ~ yet if we have invited Christ to live in us, then we receive the grace empowering us to live as Jesus did on earth

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GOD GIVES US GRACE

2 Corinthians 6:1 AMP

LABORING TOGETHER [as God's fellow workers] with Him then, we beg of you not to receive the grace of God in vain [that merciful kindness by which God exerts His holy influence on souls and turns them to Christ, keeping and strengthening them - do not receive it to no purpose].

Grace empowers us to serve God acceptably. Do not waste grace.


2 Corinthians 7:1 TPT

Beloved ones, with promises like these, and because of our deepest respect and worship of God, we must remove everything from our lives that contaminates body and spirit, and continue to complete the development of holiness within us.

 

II Corinthians 6:6-9 We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. 7 We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. 8 We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. 9 We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed.


     




God ~ Grace empowers us to live this life.

Acts 4:33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all. Great grace gives great power. Jesus healed the sick (and raised the dead).



Sometimes my mind gets filled with things of the world. Then I need go to my God and pray: “Lord, my God, You are great, high and lifted up! You are the light of the world! You are the light on my path that guides my life. Thank You my precious Lord! I love You. Give me wisdom to get rid of distractions. I want time with You. Help me use my time wisely and without distractions.because sometimes my intentions start out good, but end up empty. Help me Abba, I miss You.

 

                                                                      


God will lead us into the storm, and He will give us the power to overcome. God is NOT the Author of tribulation, but God will train us in areas He knows we need strength. Jesus will return in the power of the Holy Spirit. Believe in Him and suffer for His sake. The greater the battle the greater the victory. Jesus’s seed is in me and He is the greatest warrior ever!


Ephesians 6:10-12 Message

And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. (Ephesians 6:10-20)  And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.


 

We use God’s weapons!!

Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.

4For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,


We have power to fight till the battle is won. There’s no doubt we will win, because the Word says we are always victorious in Jesus!  

1 Corinthians 15:56-57  

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin [by which it brings death] is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Count it all joy when we go thru troubles remembering God is not the source of them. But He will use them if we agree and we will grow stronger thru them.

Know the enemy's goal: to kill, steal, and destroy!! Jesus comes to bring us joy in abundance ~


John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)


James 1:2-8 TPT

My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking. ...



The Scriptures teach us the right perspective ~ keep our eyes on Jesus and the Word and know God is here to help us attain our victoey in every struggle!


                                                                                                    


   

GOD PREPARES THE WAY

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (2815)

                                                                                                                                                       

This work is taken from  GPAN June 1, 2011

The following excerpt is taken from Touch The World Through Prayer by Wesley L. Duewel:

 

                     God Needs You to Help Prepare His Way

 "A voice of one calling: 'In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken'" (Is. 40:3-5).

 

Our Greatest Hope

My friends, our world is sinking into the pits of the evil one, and it is time for us to seek the only One who has the answers for our escape. He is our Lord God.  What we know fom history is that mighty works of God are done only after He has blessed adequate preparation. It is time for us to  be on our knees to pray believing ~ You, Lord, prepare us adequately for this purpose too; we trust You Almighty God.


                                                                            


God planned to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and into their new home in Canaan. He planned to deliver them from idolatry and to make them into the people who were to receive God's revelation in the Old Testament and to be the people of the Messiah. 
 But first God had to make great preparations~

 

He prepared Moses for forty years in the desert before Moses was ready to lead Israel. Through the miracle - judgments of the plagues in Egypt, He prepared that nation to release Israel from their bondage. Through those same events, Israel was prepared to accept the truth that Jehovah alone was God. It was necessary, too, for Israel to be prepared to receive the Ten Commandments and Old Testament law. For this purpose God used their experiences between Egypt and Canaan and His revelation of Himself to Moses at Sinai.

         

                                                                     



The coming of Jesus was also carefully orchestrated...  God permitted the Greek language to become the commercial or trade language of the Mediterranean world, including Palestine and Rome, so that the New Testament in Greek could be immediately usable throughout the whole area at the dawn of the early church. Roman roads, Roman rule, and Roman peace were also used of God to expedite the spread of the Gospel. Babylonian captivity had at least cured the Jews of their repeated relapses into their besetting sin of idolatry. Christ could not come until idol worship was utterly forsaken.


                                      

  

(Highways in that day were literally elevated roads, built higher than the surrounding countryside in many places. Passes were opened through mountainous areas, rough areas were leveled, the crooked was made straight, and all impediments were removed. It was painstaking work, requiring hard labor on the part of many. But it was essential preparation for a road worthy of a king).


                                                                   

 

(Only God knows how many hidden intercessors prepared the way for Christ's first coming. Just as the intercessors of Ezra and Nehemiah enabled the Jews to return to their homeland, so heaven's honor rolls (Exod. 32:32; Ps. 56:8; 87:6; Mal. 3:36) include many names of intercessors over the centuries who prepared the way for the Incarnation. Their role will be recognized at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10). Their testimonies will be shared with us and will undoubtedly be researched by the historians of eternity.)




In every great revival or time of spiritual harvest in the Christian church, history records preparation by God's people. God usually makes use of some evangelists with prophetic messages, especially just before some mighty work. But by far the greater preparation seems to be shared by many people, often in hidden places. Theirs is the preparation of prayer. Often the extent of the prayer preparation is unrealized until after God's work of power when research uncovers the true facts.


                                                                                    



So my friends God is working in our times too. We know He created all of us for a purpose, and He blessed us with talents and abilities which He will help us develop. To state a Biblical phrase: "Who knows whether you were not born for such a time as this?"  Holy Spirit has been given to us to aid us in our growth and understanding of our Purpose. Pray for His help as You find need, and know He is working in You.


This is true for all who have invited Christ to abide in, live in their hearts. If you have not done this yet, do it now. Jesus died for us a horrible death of crucifixion to pay for our sins, so we would be cleansed of ALL  our sin.


                                                                                       


He paid our debt in full. Repent of your sins and ask Jesus to come and live in you. When we invite Jesus, God’s Son, to dwell within us. we become new creations, true sons and daughters of Almighty God. All the blessings of being a part of God’s family become our inheritance. . . includes joy, peace, freedom from sin's chains, and a close relationship with Almighty God.


Please do not delay! The rewards are great!


 


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                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.