Showing posts from March, 2016

"Put Up Your Dukes!!"

      There is such a dynamic power in the hope of Jesus Christ that enables us to freely run the race God has set before us....  Without the glory of hope we feel stifled, and have stopped seeing the true beacon of light in our lives.  I believe we can get so self-absorbed in our own sins that our lives seem very dark.  We are not confessing our sins to God ~1 John 1:9. 

     The resurrected Son of God is that shimmering ray of hope that forgives as far as the east is from the west. He renews and cleanses us from all sin giving us complete victory.

     I am sensing in my spirit how the enemy attempts to hide in the night. In those times he and his minions can thrive and run havoc in our lives. We have to be strong in the spirit to "knock out" those dividing walls with the power of might, letting the Son light up the night.

     In other words we need to prepare to fight, defending to show the world the true light of our life. Jesus defeated the cross, death and the grave. Pra…

Trusting God...

      Trusting God seems so easy, yet it is at times, the most hardest thing we are ever called to do.   It is not just trusting God in the simple things, but it is the putting your all on the line in the most difficult of all extremes. I believe that is where the rubber meets the road.  

     I also believe it is really hard work to trust with all your might. Only by the Spirit of God can we really and truly be moved within our hearts to lay down the complete struggle of our souls, falling down before His feet, and being attentive to His call to trust the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. 

     True peace comes from laying down all cares and worries at the feet of Jesus.  Even in the simple ways, they can become mundane and cold, what is important is the lives that God would touch alone the way as we learn to trust and obey.

     Just like the old hymn says we are obeying God when we trust Him with our whole lives.

     Tonight I was on Facebook, and someone had wrote about trusting God …

Reviving the Pew Sitting Revolution!!

But at midnight, Paul and Silas were singing hymns and praying to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.  Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.  Acts 16:25-26

This event alone is a divine appointment of what can actually transpire today when we really worship God. I believe that so many of us fall short of a radical transforming move of God in how we worship Him. What happened to Paul and Silas can happen with you and me today in the church body.

God is no respecter of times or people. He is wanting us to experience radical revolution...A "Paul or Silas" is going to know what it will take place for a dynamite explosion like this today in the body of Christ, and will do what it takes for everyone in the church service to experience freedom. So many in the church body are sadly in a rutty stenchy prision and the chains of denomination are s…

Trees and Stones, Serpents and Scorpions?

At some point in our walk in Christ, we have to get to the vantage point of the revelation that the Father's ultimate direction and guidance engages us to 'listen' when He speaks. Why do we always have to question what He plainly tells us that we should or shouldn't do?  

     He does tell us 'no' in His own way at certain times in our lives.  He is a loving parent, who knows what is best for the well being for His children.  He does not need us to question "Why?"  He just challenges us to trust His will for all our lives.  

     When God tells us no, we can't work it into a 'yes' situation to suit our needs and really and truly get away with it, reaping what we are sowing. We have to submit to His will, no matter how difficult those times will be.  We should always seek His approval and direction to move forward.   

     We cannot put ourselves in God's position and make things happen the way we want them to.  Sometimes that makes the si…

Understanding Mental illness and Spiritual Warfare...

I was raised in a very good baptist church, and was taught the biblical fundamentals of that denomination. All the good and right and decent scriptures were taught to me through the years. I was 18 in 1982 when I experienced a truly awesome spiritual conversion.  I was saved from harassing and tormenting thoughts that plagued me in my teenage years. When I finally broke down crying out for Jesus to save me, He gave me a clean heart and clear mind.  I was not ready for the mental battle that was on down the road.. I remember feeling a great peace in my mind from torment. I did not know how to keep that and maintain that peace in my heart and soul. For many years I struggled with falling flat on my face only to get up and get sucker punched once again to the floor.

Then I got into another denomination that told me I needed to get delivered from demons. I went from one extreme to another. That was all fine and good at the time, but I was not aware of the intensity of the spiritual attack …

6 Ways Jesus Fought Depression---John Piper

6 Ways Jesus Fought Depression John Piper
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Matthew 26:37)
There were several tactics in Jesus’ strategic battle against despondency.
He chose some close friends to be with him. “Taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee” (Matthew 26:37).
He opened his soul to them. He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death” (v. 38).
He asked for their intercession and partnership in the battle. “Remain here, and watch with me” (v. 38).
He poured out his heart to his Father in prayer. “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” (v. 39).
He rested his soul in the sovereign wisdom of God. “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will” (v. 39).
He fixed his eye on the glorious future grace that awaited him on the other side of the cross. “For the joy that was set before him [he] endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:…

"Healing is a Choice"

Excerpted from "Healing is a Choice" by Stephen Arterburn
 CHOICE 1. The choice to connect your life. "So in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5 LIE > "All I need to heal is God and me."  

CHOICE 2. The choice to feel your life. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:6,7 LIE > "Real Christians should have a real peace in all circumstances."  

CHOICE 3. The choice to investigate your life in search of truth. "Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord." Lamentations 3:40 LIE > "It does no good to look back or look inside."  

CHOICE 4. The choice to heal your future. "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a fu…