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Hello Weary Warrior

Are you weary? Do you feel like the whole world is staring at you and either that you just don’t have the answers or you’re just tired of being in the spotlight? You want to lay down and rest but it just seems that everyone expects you to keep going.

Today, Jesus reminds you to rest, to hide in Him…Take on His yoke and burden which are easy and light.

Christian Life

Keys to Which Kingdom

I wonder how many of us are giving up our power, the keys to freedom through the choice we make of what we say every day.

I gave up my power and gave up my keys to the enemy for so many years without knowing it. The Bible is so clear that the power of life and death is in the tongue. But what does that really mean?

For any of you who have been hurt by domestic violence, it is so painful and can seem absolutely to stop you in your tracks. You want justice maybe. Perhaps you just want people to sympathize, empathize or console you in some way. Perhaps you are so filled with bitterness in your soul and it just spills out. I say this from an understanding perspective since I have been there, not from the seat of judgment.

Even if you haven’t experienced domestic violence, it is so common in our culture to talk all about our problems and issues when were sitting with the hairdresser or chatting with our friends at the mall or over a cup of coffee.

What I did not understand until the last year or so was the truth of scripture in relation to the tongue. Finally, I was in a place where the Holy Ghost could reveal to me that I needed to be quiet and stop seeking my own form of justice and rallying the troops so to speak. Because, in actuality, when I was recounting things that had occurred, I was actually handing Keys over in the form of my words so the enemy and allowing him creative space in my day-to-day realities and experiences. He was all too happy for so many years to take those keys, push me into the prison cell and lock the door behind me.

Since changing the way I behave / speak, I have taken the keys out of his hand and relinquish them to my Dear Lord, who only has good plans for me.

During this year or so, maybe even closer to two years, I have seen the Lord turning circumstances around that I never thought possible and doing things that I don’t know I ever even imagined. I have further learned the connection between spiritual health and physical health.

Just about two months ago, the Lord granted me a request I have been praying for for so many years. In brief, I became very ill 26 years ago next February and 21 years ago had my colon removed in its entirety and my intestines reconstructed to avoid living with an ostomy. In October, the 21st to be exact, I actually felt the Lord doing surgery on me after I received a prophetic word earlier that day. He has given me a new colon. You can read more about my journey in my upcoming book.

As long as I continued in the muck and the mire and giving the keys over to the enemy, I was limiting the Lord’s ability to work in my life; because God has given us the power to create with our words. My way of trying to get justice and fill my need for comfort, actually prevented me from health and connection to the True Comforter on a deeper level that is necessary for peace, health and growth.

I hope this testimony and word helps you to take back the keys and allow the Lord to unlock your emotional prison cell.

Blessings, my brothers and sisters, for now and as we walk and speak life into 2019.

Christian Life, Compassion, love

Restoration

As I compose this, the thunder rolls outside my window reminding me of the eternal battle between good and evil that affects our daily lives.

So much damage can be done when we give into selfishness or are the recipients of someone else doing just that. The Lord brought to my mind the concept of restoration which has been the theme of quite a few sermons I have heard over the last year or so and so came the concept of selfishness as well as the concepts of selflessness and healing.

I’ve come to realize that restoration does not mean that God will put us back in relationships that we dread with people who are still not healed. Part of what it means, is that he will restore us to the point that the cracks in our hearts are removed. He can make everything new as though it was never broken or scarred.

I had a very good conversation with a very dear person recently. It is a relationship that has undergone some restoration for which I have prayed in various ways over time. It can be so tempting to pray a particular result with respect to how we relate with another individual or group of individuals. However, when we begin praying that God changes us and that God heal the other party or parties involved without dogmatic agenda as to the end result of the relationship here on Earth, God can do so much more than we can ask or imagine even in our wildest dreams.

In the conversation I had, I saw skepticism replaced with faith and a warm heart shown willingly after it had been hidden so deeply for many reasons for many years.

I believe this is a season of restoration where what is broken in you can be healed and made as though it never happened.

God is waiting to hear you cry out to Him.

Christian Life

Blinded by the Light

We are in a very interesting time in our history on this planet. I’ve been pondering the wheat and the tares growing up together. I’ve also been doing some research into why people would believe certain things, what the foundation of various beliefs are.

I thought that satanists and luciferians were the same thing. I was wrong. Now don’t get me wrong, all of these other roads ultimately lead to worship of satan himself because they are all set apart from the truth which is Christ Jesus Our Lord. So whatever name they give to their god or higher power, it is actually satan.

But I just wasn’t understanding why so many people would choose satan knowingly.

Here’s how Wikipedia defines luciferianism: “Luciferianism is a belief system that venerates the essential characteristics that are affixed to Lucifer. The tradition, influenced by Gnosticism, usually reveres Lucifer not as the devil, but as a liberator, a guardian or guiding spirit, or even the true god as opposed to Jehovah.

It made more sense to me when I saw this definition. I see how so many can be blinded by the light, the light that defined lucifer. His name means angel of light or light bearer. And the Bible says that he can come in such a form even now.

Deception is the foundation of the game that he plays with humanity. So, many of these people, I believe, honestly think they are serving a righteous being meant for the betterment of all.

Are we reflecting the True Light of the World, Jesus Christ? Are we different in the way we live our lives? Are we the salt that makes them thirsty and open to taking a drink, the kind of drink where they will never thirst again?

Something to ponder, my dear friends.

Christian Life

Who Am I Talking To?

Have you ever known that you are exactly where you are supposed to be yet at the same time have a keen awareness that you are getting ready to be absolutely catapulted into something new and fresh? I’m talking to somebody today. Is it you?

I know unequivocally that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be but it is not where I am going to stay for very long.

How many of you know that boldness offends many? How many of you know that many in the Bible including Jesus, offended many in their day? Kevin Zadai has a good message on YouTube about this right now. A prophet is without honor amongst his own people and culture; the Word is clear.

I am so excited and encouraged when I look at the failings of those in Scripture and how God turned them into His mouth pieces, proclaiming loudly the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has to clean us up, clean us out and get us to the point where we are fully relying on Him before He can use us to the fullest extent He has planned since before He laid the foundations of this world. Yes, God wrote your story long, long ago. I love in the book of Job where God reminds Job that he was with Him in heaven long before he ever came to Earth (not clear in all translations). I also love the part of Job’s story where he says that even though God slay him, he will still serve Him. Even Job’s wife telling him to just curse God and die does not dissuade this true servant’s heart.

My spirit repeatedly welled up today. It was so difficult to contain. So much of the church is pretending. I won’t say a whole lot more at this time about this. But I will say that God calls us to come out from among the world and be separate, that He calls us salt and light and that everyone that I’m aware of in Scripture that Jesus called, He did so publicly. And when Peter, who had denied even knowing Jesus multiple times, came into the fullness of ministry and the point of martyrdom, he was bold with the fire of the Holy Ghost in him and on him. John the Baptist was thought a lunatic as he cried out in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord.

I am so tired of performance in my own life and in the lives of those around me. I’d rather be counted with the likes of Peter, John the Baptist, Job and John, the disciple that Jesus loved.

If Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and He is the Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us and the scripture is a two edged sword, then how do we think we can walk on the fence and accomplish our mission and be pleasing to the Lord? Nay, I say by the power of the Holy Ghost and in agreement with the Word, that God will spew out of His mouth the church and individual that rides on the fence. Turn up the heat to purge this out and stir up the gift of the Holy Ghost within you today! Delay is not an option. Time is limited on this Earth.

One final thought… trying to fit in and please others only left me heartbroken with no one in the crowd to rely on. I would rather stand with Jesus who has never failed me and is consistent and steady always.

Christian Life, Compassion, love

The Original Bully – The Sequel

As I was composing the previous post, the cat featured as the attacker in that photo who weighs about 9 pounds was repeatedly chasing and attacking the just over 16 pound cat and harassing him until he was crying out.

I called out to him, without response. He remained engaged with the attacker as opposed to escaping and coming for help. How often do we have such a warped response? We cozy up and think we can make some sort of peace treaty with the devil. Then, true to his fallen nature, he attacks us relentlessly until we cry out in pain and anguish. Do we remember to cry out to Christ? Do we run to him for safety or continue in the antics in the busyness that stop us from knowing who we truly are or at least are created to be?

The Bible clearly says that if we have God in us, then we have the one who is greater than satan who is in this world. The scripture also says that we are in the world but not of it. Are we rising above the trickery and deceit or are we content in the mire?

ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! [Zech. 8:23.]
Isaiah 60:1 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/isa.60.1.AMPC

God has made a way of escape through the Salvation and Solace of His Son Jesus Christ. Accept him today by confessing that you are a sinner, asking for forgiveness and that He would save you and become the Lord of your life. If you already know Him, remember your true identity and stop giving up ground to the evil one. You and I are loved beyond what we can possibly comprehend while in our mortal bodies.

Be blessed today!

Christian Life

The Original Bully

Just like one of my cats in the photo thinks she’s slick, hiding and ready to pounce on a passerby, so is the original bully, the devil.

He reminds me of practitioner of domestic violence, who will seem nice and appear light and carefree until you don’t go along with his or her plan. Then that person begins to spew venom and may attack through other means as well.

So too, the devil, seems like he’s rewarding those who go along with all of his schemes and plans in this world. But their day will come when they will see who he truly is in the end. Those of us who take a stand now, know all too well of the fiery darts he shoots our way.

He doesn’t have devices that we are ignorant of, says the Bible. If we stay close to our Older Brother, Jesus Christ, and put on the full armor of God, the Word is clear that we can withstand every attack (Ephesians 6, beginning in verse 10).

God is not willing that any of us, His precious creation made in His image, should perish but come to eternal life through Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son (John 3:16) that came and was sacrificed on our behalf, to wash away the stain of our sin and remove the chasm between us. So, run into the cleft of The Rock and be saved from the bully who would love nothing more than to drag you into hell along with him where you will never see your Heavenly Father again.