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Reach Out...

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When it seems that life is not fair,
and all your hopes are down the drain.
When you faith seems weaker,
and your troubles BEYOND REPAIR.

HE will lift you up in His love,
He will wash you in His grace.
When you feel small,
He comes forth IN GREAT faithfulness.

He always sees you through,
thick or thin
more or less
small or large.

So when you think you've gone
beyond it all
reach out
and take hold
of a faithful GOD


Desert Valley

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When my days seem beyond hope,
 my heart weighed down,
 in the deep valley. ~~~ I am weary,
 from dragging my lifeless body, 
through the draining desert.
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Ahead the road is hard to see
 unable to find in the shifting sand.
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Time stands still
situations seem the same
hopeless hearts sets in motion
faith has gone dead,
Is my whole life over?
~~~  GOD are you more like a mirage?
a fantasy?
Why can't I see to find YOUR guiding hand?.....


GOD will ALWAYS lead me to a sweet place of rest
 in a well watered garden, 
a paradise in the valley


There His grace will fall on me,
like mercy drops
from the sweet smell
of fresh rain
in Spring.


Don't lose faith,
hope and love....
HE is leading you
to sweet streams flowing
in clean mountain air,
for you are bound for....
The Promised Land


The Lord will guide you continually,     giving you water when you are dry     and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden,     like an ever-flowing spring.
Isaiah 58:11

Choose to BE A Winner!!!

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Jesus came to give us a abundant and blessed life.  Why are there people in this world who are miserable with their lives and in a very unstable, mental mess and do not want a way out.  I can not understand why someone would want to stay sick?  I pray that you would be delivered by the words of this writing...that it would help and enable you to take that step of faith you know you need to make!


     There is hope for you to find the healing you are seeking from God.  Do you believe the report of the Lord, or the report of a doctor? God's Holy Word says that by the stripes of Jesus you have been delivered and been made whole.   Where is your hope based? My hope is in the resurrected Christ Jesus my Lord sitting at the right hand of our Father in heaven!  God raised Him from the dead, and my hope is in nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness that I "have been" forgiven and healed! If God has saved you from hell, would not He save you from your illness?


     God…

New Song...

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You're so very real to me
much much more than I can see
always my strong arm
and You 
You're so very real
No more concealed
and so very real 
to me

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Now I have come to tell you
with this Psalm
how He can be your strong arm
Even when it doesn't seem
you think he is there
he is right there
he is right there
so look back on your life and see
the things that were  the toughest then
and look on the way you've changed
sing a new song with me...
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You are so very real to me
much much more than I can see
you have always been so strong
always my strong arm

because you

your so very real

no more concealed

and so very real

to me....


He Arose

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He was my light in the darkness
when the night would never end
I set my eyes on Jesus
when the troubles would never end
then I remembered the night
how dark before Jesus came
just before the dawn
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He arose
now Jesus
He is my life
He arose inside me
and knocked the darkness
Out like a light
He arose inside me
as Jesus my life
and now His life is my life
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He was crucified on a cross
between two thieves
and put in a tomb
so that all could see
a death no pardon
He died on that tree
but then He arose
for you and me.
~~~~~~ He Arose
now Jesus
He is my life
He arose inside me
knocked the darkness
Out like a light
He arose inside  me
as Jesus my life
and now His light 
is my life
His light is now my life....

I Can Do All Things...

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When the weight of the world
is heavy on your shoulders.
And the things of this life
are too hard to handle. Take a look at the WORD and don't say I can't.
With God as your witness
He'll  make you strong 
to take the test.

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Because I can do all things,
through Christ who strengthens me.
I can take all things 
that the world
throws at me.
With God as my witness
I can stand faithfully.
If I trust in His WORD
then Christ
will strengthen me.
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So you got chains on your feet
don't just stand there.
Stand up and shout
because you are free.
Take a look at his WORD
and don't say I can't.
With God has your witness
He'll make you strong
to take
the test.
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I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.
I can take all things
that the world throws at me.
With God as my witness
I can stand faithfully.
If I trust in his word 
then Christ
will strengthen me

Soldier of The King

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There I was,
afraid of the dark.
There I saw,
The way I was not.
But I am leaving that all behind...
leaving it all behind.
When the race is all but won
and I fall before the Son
He picks you up
and 
He puts you back in place
You are His Soldier
and He is your race....
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Jesus is our victory
the rock of our salvation
the cornerstone for you and me
so pick up the pieces and be strong
You are a child of the King.
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Now I am royalty
not a common man as others sin
a priest of the Most High God
priest of the Most High God.
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Come and bow
before His throne
Seek his glory but not your own
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Jesus is our victory
the Rock of our salvation
the cornerstone for you and me
so pick up your pieces and be strong 
You are a soldier of the King
Soldier of the King

Suit Up Soldier of the King!!

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I was talking to a good friend and spiritual mentor yesterday. He told me in not so many words that He didn't know how effective it would be to minister deliverance to people on the internet.  In my heart, I agree with him. 

Effective ministry needs to be face to face  and very vocal. Saying all this I had had several people on the internet confront me about being delivered from tormenting demons.   While I have compassion and know where they are coming from. All I can do is point them to the prayers on my blog and hope they will pray the prayers out loud. 

My prayer is that that would  learn to FIGHT the devil and his demons...submitting to God and resisting the devil and his demons and they will flee. As my old friend Doc once told me you must become a fighter if you want to see victory in your walk in Christ. or the devil will walk all over you!

If you pastor declines to help you and you cannot find a deliverance ministry in your area, you cannot take a passive stance with the for…

Step Back into the Light of God...

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Whatever you do in your Christian walk, stay in the light of life of Jesus Christ, and do not turn your back on Abba God.   When you do, you put yourself in the devil's domain of deep darkness. There are all sorts of evil traps there that "look" appealing, but that will not be easy to defeat. God will not be there for you if you sell out to the devil, unless you get help and turn your heart back to Jesus Christ!!! The devil will ultimately destroy your body and soul if you go with him. He will take you to the deepest hell!!!  Do not allow satan to blind you, he is not your bestie!! As a Spirit filled believer in Jesus Christ, he is your greatest threat and the enemy of your soul!

 If you sell your soul to the devil you will regret it and be miserable. I'm sure there are Christians who have gotten hurt or abused and have turned to satan and his other worshippers. I pray Jesus draws you back by the power of His Spirit. I pray you experience His deliverance in Jesus'…

Unresolved Abuse in Your Past?...(A WORD OF DELIVERANCE TO YOU)

I have been ministering to people on a Christian website, and they seem to have a lot of abuse in their past. Many years later, some that are abused have unresolved  issues that leave them tormented in fear.   People who are abused live with the demons transferred from their own abusers. I believe it is handed down generationally.   What that means is if you were abused then the one who abused you was abused and it can go several generations.   The Lord Jesus may be using me in the deliverance ministry no doubt. There is so much trauma in the life of someone who has been abused. I hate to tell you this but I believe in demons spirits.  If you backslide from God, and do not live for God 100 percent, or you are a fence rider then you put yourself in satan's domain and anything is possible.  If there is a Holy Spirit from God, then there are evil spirits from satan.  If you do not believe that, I pray that God has mercy upon your soul...

A little child or a young teen doesn't know…

Helpful Habits from God.

I have found that reading, praying and studying the Word of God is very important in the life of the Believer...There have been seasons it has been very difficult for me to do these things.  The flesh does not want to cooperate, and can be a obstacle to overcome....It can drive us away from the things of God if we allow it to.... the spirit yearns to go further in the things of the Spirit. We must be led and yield to the Spirit of the Living God...putting to death the deeds of the body. (flesh) 

 In the last 25 years I have learned to soak in Christian worship music.  That has been instrumental in the healing peace that has invaded my mind by bringing me into the throneroom of His grace. There is nothing like the anointing of the Holy Spirit ministering through the words of beautiful music bringing adoration of our GOD. I am sure it is a soothing aroma to God to put down the flesh and lift up Jesus. He abolished the sins of the body on the cross!


Not only that but the veil HAS been take…

The SPIRIT that is HOLY...

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. I Corinthians 12:3

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13


But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.John 14:26


We can not take the title of the HOLY SPIRIT lightly. He is the Spirit that is HOLY and TRUE. HE is our helper and our comforter and teacher. If there is SPIRIT that is HOLY, you can about venture there are bad or evil spirits as well that hinder a Believer's walk in Christ. Choose this day to bind the spirit of doubt and unbelief and rest in the arms of God through the HOLY SPIRIT!!! 
I don't believe in ghosts of the dead and buried, but I believe in …

The Grape Story...

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I just had a childhood memory that I wanted to share with you. When I was 6 years old, I was outside eating some delicious grapes. I had finished them and had the stem left.  I planted the stem in the ground and watered it. I don't remember what I did after that but the next day I went back to check the grape stem and there was a single grape on there...I promise that to be the truth...lol...I was thinking of that grand memory this morning...To this day I do not know who took a full grape stem and plucked all the grapes off leaving one grape. They were watching me, and actually took the time to make this perfect surprise blessing just for me.

Is not it just like God  to remind us that he is watching over us even when we think no one really is! We have his full attention as his dear children. He loves us so much....He wants to bless us with many surprises in this abundant life!

Just so you know about the blog comments and the book

If you do purchase a book or e-book at Amazon, please pray that God will give you the words for a review. I want you to be courteously honest if that makes sense. Please pass it forward to those who have a family member or those who struggle with a mental illness. It may change the whole perspective of that person, you just never know who will be touched, and just so you know your order is between you and God. I have no clue who orders the books :) I am really blessed to bring my testimony out in the open, publishing the book is just another step for me to heal and therefore fulfill the will of God in my life and in the life of others as well! remember to follow the hashtags !>>> #fromrecoverytofreedom 



You can also make a anonymous prayer request on the comments or Facebook or in my blog comments and I will lift you or your loved one to the throne of Grace....BE BLESSED TODAY!   #thereishope  

It is Finally Here!!!

My book is finally published and ready for you to read it!! I am really excited to finally bring it to you!!! I am a bit anxious as well as this being a big leap of faith for me. My prayer is that you will be encouraged and pass the word onto others who struggle mentally. May you see, feel and know the grace and mercy of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ as you see it unfold in the pages of this book. If you have any questions at all, or help with the link below please don't hesitate to leave a comment or email at richardhicks50@rocketmail.com. I will help you in any way that I can. I believe there is hope and healing faith to conquer any mountain you may be facing at this time. Allow Jesus to help and heal... ...allowing His strong arm to bring you over any obstacle in His perfect timing!
Sincerely in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Richard T. Hicks


From Recovery to Freedom

Walking in the Spirit.

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There is a daily battle we must face every day and every night for as long as we live. We must fight the flesh and not let it win, waging war between the lines of what is right, good and holy, and what is  wrong, bad, and evil.

By the Spirit of the Holy Living God, we have the Spirit's power within us if we are a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He gives us the ability to say "No," and resist the urges of the flesh as we submit to the Word of God.



Yet, in those weak times if we don't look to God, we will fall into sin.  The devil knows our weakness and will try to put condemnation in our hearts if we cave in and gratify the flesh. He knows us all too well.  We have to be vigilant of His schemes and not play in his court.

You do not have to give in each time sin knocks at the door of your mind. It's really not sin to be "tempted" by the devil...temptation is not the sin and God does not tempt us with the evils of sin.  It is when you let down you…

Constant Perseverance...

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Be diligent to stand firm when all hell is coming against you...when it seems that the earth rumbles around you, don't give up!  When it seems that every demon in hell is surrounding you attempting to stop  you in your tracks, stand firm and rebuke the enemy of your soul by the Spirit of the living Lord! There are going to be days when you want to crawl back under the covers and sleep the world away! The enemy will not give up easily....Praise God that He has to flee, go as far a way as you are determined to submit to God, and resist the devil.

You may wonder how you submit to God?  You put yourself under the word and really listen to what it has to say. I like listening to the audio bible. There are several online and even some have Iphone apps. I encourage you to merge your will to God's will by reading and listening to the word on a daily basis, Surrendering to the Holy Spirit to fill you up with His power to be all He can be in our lives.


Submit means to yield, surrender to …

It's about Time...

It is time to take that chance

 to run away from the darkness

from the shadows 

that bind up the night,

 We have the victory as we walk in the light of Jesus     
The darkness will always be there until the end....  

The evil one cannot haunt us anymore.

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Let's run all the way...

 into the day,
where The Sun is beaming over the horizon, 

as it touches the green meadows 

drying the dew from the crisp mountain air...
there is that river who waters never die. 


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It is time for us to be free

to abide in that forever grace
 if we are willing we will be clean...
Come out of those shadows that would cling to your soul. 

Come into the fullness of the Sun's rays.

 From the layers of white clouds in the sky, radiating down on you and I.
Come to the river and wash your soul
from the inside you will be cleansed and it will change you on outside
Let the Spirit flow like a sweet heavenly dove
filling the air with the sweet fragrance
of Majesty.
Forever forever forever let your glory fall upon me.

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Show us y…

Are You Resisting Jesus?

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At one time or another, I believe we have all experienced rejection in one way or another. It hurts to be rejected by those we love.  We have rejected someone intentionally or unintentionally, or been rejected by a friend, spouse, or family member.

     What I am thinking is, "how many times have we resisted and rejected Jesus? I cannot for the life of me comprehend how we can reject the lover of our soul and yet I know there  are times in my own life when I have rejected and resisted the Spirit of the Lord.  How can we resist the love of God our Father? How can we resist His Holy Spirit?

     He is the one who can save us from death and hell.  I know is I am just as guilty as the next person. I have made my mistakes, and rejected His love and resisted His grace.

     Why do we make things so difficult? The Word of God does say that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.

     Thank God He doesn't hold it against us!  When we totally give our hearts to Him, He doesn't hold…

Living Courageously

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For many years, I lived paralyzed in fear.  Often times, I think about those times and I wondered "why?" because I really and truly did not want to live that way.  I wanted to live and have a full and happy life.  There are just some things I just didn't understand or have the answers. After 3 severe mental breakdowns, satan made sure that I had given up on moving forward. Just living from day to day seemed very difficult and tough to see the road ahead. I was unsure of which way to go.  It seemed as if that I could not rise above the cloudiness of life. As a result, I lived a very isolated and reclusive lifestyle. I resigned to a life of deep depression and loneliness. But still deep within me was a determination to keep going from day to day and not give up. I just knew that if I had a chance I would indeed take that chance. to rise up and out of my situation.

Finally, after many years of defeat, with the God Almighty's help, I was able to break through with God'…

Thank you God...for Healing Power!!

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I want to take the time right now to thank God my Father. He could have took me out of this earthly life very easily in the last several weeks. I am thankful the doctors caught the pneumonia right in the nick of time.  Even though I did suffer for several days in the hospital and I was out of it for about a week out after that. I am praising the Lord that all my breathing tests came back clear!

There is a lot of people in the hospital, and some who have not even got there yet who are suffering from congestion, and bronchitis, flu and yes even pneumonia. 

I bring these people to your throne of Grace right now Jesus, in this time of need we ask You to step inside their bodies by the powerful presence of Your Holy Spirit bringing wholeness and healing.  Do not let those people  give up on life. so many think the flu season is a death sentence, it doesn't have to be that way in Jesus name! I bind the spirit of fear and sickness in the name of Jesus!!! Never let us forget that we are YOU…

God is a Box Breaker!!!

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What would you pray if a person says that your prayers for them will only "hit the ceiling?" I tell ya friends, that takes the cake. I believe that tells people that they don't want your prayers, or it could mean that to not waste your time praying for them

I contemplated over this for several weeks.   When a person in your past crosses your mind you try to sort out the good memories and the bad and pray for their well being.  Well I was hurt when someone specifically told me this in the last several months. Of course you think about the friend from time to time trying to weigh in the balance the good and the bad times...

Today, I specifically heard the Lord speak to me about praying for people... See, some try to put God in a box saying "You can do this, but You cannot do that.  I will go to this church but I won't go to that church...  I will allow God to use me now but not then, there but not here,etc."  

God is a anywhere, anytime and any place God!...By h…

Are You a Complainer?

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I learned alone time ago in my Christian walk not to complain. It gets us nowhere but seems to add to a person being that much more miserable and even unbearable to be around.  I think about how the children of Israel cried out for deliverance, and when the Lord did not do things the way they wanted they whined, moaned and complained and felt sorry for themselves.  

It just reminds me that so many Christians today do not sincerely appreciate and are thankful for what they have when they complain about every little thing. I find it very tough to pray for people who make it their mission to whine every little thing that is not right in their lives. It does not make me feel sorry for them or want to pray for them one little bit. That just might be the reason God does not hear their prayers

"Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. …