Saturday, October 25, 2014

HEAL THE LAND

2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and PRAY and seek My FACE, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and HEAL their LAND. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SPIRITUAL WARFARE - HALLOWEEN


We are at a crossroads today In Christianity and we have decisions to make – it’s one or the other.  Halloween signifies DEATH – Not Fun - Not Life.
We tend to overlook the reality of Satan worship, for it is becoming more and more open and accepted. There are real witches, real spells and real rituals.
It isn’t, as many have said, a matter of motive – “Oh, I don’t  look at Halloween that way.”  I contend that it doesn’t matter how YOU look at it.  It does matter How God Sees It.  Our culture and society is in a constant state of change, yes, but God’s Word Never Changes:
As our world grows more secular every day and God and the Bible are being evicted from every social institution and even the hearts and minds of men, what should our reaction be. Stand for what is right and if you have children, protect and teach them to stand against the pathway to spiritual compromise. Have nothing to do with the occult or anything that dishonors God and glorifies Satan.
Prayer: Prayer is not preparation for battle. Prayer IS the battle. We are commanded to pray without ceasing. Learn to pray with power. When we prevail in prayer, Satan is defeated, miracles happen and people turn from the power of Satan to the Power of God.
The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4 that our weapons are not carnal but MIGHTY in God for pulling down strongholds. And that's what we do with prayer. As much as this makes many Christians uncomfortable, spiritual warfare is essential in our walk with God. The truth is a spiritual realm does exist and in that realm there are demons that want to destroy us and our loved ones. We can battle against the demonic realm with God's Word and prayer.  



 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wise Relationships - FRIENDS


“When certain people continue to bring nothing but drama to the table. 
 It's time to let them eat by themselves.”
Solomon emphatically stressed the importance of our associations when he said,

"He who walks with wise men shall be Wise, but a companion of Fools will be destroyed." You must be discriminating in your relationships. If you build relationships with wise people, you'll become wise. But, if you hang with the wrong people, destruction is inevitable.
 Not everyone can be your friend. If someone has qualified for your friendship, indeed you should never abandon him or her. But you must ensure that you are not calling people friends when they bring only drama, and continual wrongdoing. 

 The Psalmist said, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  
Start NOW, take stock of your friends today and remove those who have disqualified themselves? Allow room for God to bring into your life those who will become an asset to you in love, support and reproof, and experience the stability of lasting relationships.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I WILL DO IT - ANYTHING


If You Shall Ask Anything in MY Name, “I WILL DO IT”. (John 14:14)

What an Awesome Promise!  Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by one word of promise (ANYTHING).
What a Wise Promise! We are to always ask in (His Name) the name of Jesus.
 While this encourages us, it also honors Jesus.  
The Lord Teaches an Instructive Prayer! You cannot ask for anything to which you cannot put Christ's Hand and Seal. 
We dare not use the Lord's name to a selfish or willful petition. You may only use the Lord's name to prayers which He Himself would pray, if He were in your case.

It is a high privilege to be authorized to ask in "The Name of Jesus" as if Jesus Himself asked; but our love for Him must never allow us to set that name where He would not have set it.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ON OUR KNEES


Deut:4:7: For what Nation is there so great,
who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD
OUR God is in  All Things That WE Call Upon HIM For?



ALWAYS THE RIGHT CHOICE


Holding to your convictions in Jesus Christ is not always a easy choice, even though it is Always the Right Choice.
When you try to hold on to the world and to Christ at the same time, you always get
 The Worst of Both Worlds and the Best Of None.
Walking by Faith being true to Christ is a decision you have to make every day.
It is my prayer that it will be the decision you make!
By Faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
--Hebrews 11:24-25

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CONSIDER IT ALL "JOY"

When difficult things come into our lives, we often wonder why or [why me]. What we must do first in prayer is distinguish between tempting and testing. Why? Because Satan Tempts; God Tests. Tempting is for our failure and destruction; Testing is for our Victory making our faith stronger. Testing will reveal to you where you are in terms of your faith as God already knows whether or not we will pass any given test. It is as we go through the fire of testing and trial that we will be strengthened, sanctified, and purified. James 1:2-4 emphasizes the sanctifying and strengthening results of testing when it says, "My brethren, count it All Joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3: Knowing this, that the trying of your Faith Worketh Patience. 4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be Perfect and Entire, Wanting Nothing. "

It is then imperative that we discern between TESTING through various TRIALS and the Tempting of the Devil.
When God tests us, He wants us to succeed. He wants us to see that our faith is real and that it is refined by fire. Know this, that God doesn’t put us through a refining process for no reason. He is not malicious or desiring to see us suffer through trial. Just as a goldsmith only puts the metal into the fire in order to get rid of impurities, so is the way of our Lord.

The Lord test's us so that we can see where we need to improve. We can be sure that our Father crafts each test specifically to show us individually and personally what our defects and impurities are so that we can be sanctified and changed
The bottom line is that the Lord’s testing is to reveal just how much we believe His Word and promises to us. Why? Because the Lord is good, faithful, and true, knowing that we will end up better than we were before. Romans 8:28, God causes all things to work for our good, even if for a short time, it doesn’t make sense, it hurts, or it is difficult.

We will be stronger for it, so, as James so accurately stated, [Consider It All Joy].

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THAT WILL I SEEK AFTER - BEAUTY OF HIS NAME




Ps:27:4: One Thing have I desired of the LORD, That Will I Seek After;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD All The Days Of My Life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

God Will - Deliver


1Cor:10:13: There hath NO Temptation Taken You but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Paul makes it known in this verse that temptation is a common, ordinary reality of life on this earth. The saved and unsaved alike are tempted by the devil. 1Pt:5:8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
You can count on a spiritual battle for your soul daily. To give in to sin is the easy way out, but it can never be justified because God has made available to us the strength, self-control, and perseverance that we need. When you sin, it is because you choose to sin.
The resources to do right are ours in Christ, and you must take advantage of them. The world needs more Christians who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, and willing to stand their ground against the devil. Many will proclaim allegiance to God but then give up and quit when the Battle Gets Tough. Many get excited about serving Jesus on a Sunday morning but then fail to live out Christ during the week. God needs soldiers [Men and Women] who will not run from the battle but will stand their ground; there is a world of sinners dying in their sin that need to see lives changed by Christ as Christians standing against sin. God’s Word commands us in Ephesians 6:10-11 / "Finally, be Strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil." God’s call for Christians is not to be wimps against the devil but to stand our ground, and trample over him. Life is tough, and Satan is merciless. But our God is Greater / Mighter, and He will deliver us from all evil. He may not spare us the temptation, but He will empower us to walk away unscathed from sin.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Secret Place Of Prayer

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him will I trust." Psalm 91:1-2

One of my most comforting chapters in the Bible is Psalm 91. It simply describes the Shelter / Refuge all God’s people can enjoy through Steadfast Faith in God.  In the Secret Place we find:
 
 God's Presence            You don't have to be lonely.   You are Never Alone.
 God's Protection         God keeps you safe.  He is My Fortress.
 God's Peace                 He Is My Peace.  I Will Trust In Him.
 God's Perspective        God gives an eternal view of life under the shadow of His Wings
                                        that keeps you steady.
 God's Provision            Regardless of our needs, God meets them.
 God's Power                  In adversity, All Things Will work togeather for MY Good.
                                       He Always delivers and helps us reach our goal
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