Monthly Archives: January 2013

What does WTF mean???

Today we are talking about FAITH. When you see the phrase WTF, what does it mean? In the world it means something to do with sex and perversion, a word that we have asked God to remove from our minds. But, you all know it still. But, what if it meant something else? For example, what about Where’s the FAITH?

Right now there is a veil between God’s world and ours, but the word of God says that He will remove it. This means, those things we have been frightened of, we will come face to face with. It is why we have been given WEAPONS of warfare that are spiritual.

This is not an easy post to write, I keep getting distracted, wow. The point is simple, we have in FAITH in GOD and that HE can and will complete HIS plan, or we don’t. He says we begin with a mustard seed. Then, we go to HIM and ask HIM to row our FAITH. It is VERY personal.

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Be prepared when you ask for FAITH to GROW, HIS FAITH in us, and our FAITH in HIM, it will seem like all HELL is breaking loose. The enemy wants us permanently distracted, so he sends problems. Think about it, when we are focused on GOD, the first thing that happens is that anything but shows up. However, He is still present and has already WON the battles and the WAR!

We have come face to face with evil, many times. it is God’s grace that we lived to tell about it. The world has trained us to have faith in it, the devil in some cases has trained us to have faith in him. GOD needs us to have FAITH only in HIM.

His word says that people perish for lack of knowledge and vision. This means, when we are not willing to see what GOD is wanting to show us, we can die in process. There is a safe way to die, and that is to SELF spiritually, and emotionally. But, the world has greatly distorted it. Death is a new beginning, but only for those who have welcomed God through the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The physical death often happens first when we are unwilling to experience the other kinds, to the degree that God desires.

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All of the wisdom that God desires to share means nothing without it. So, daily our prayer is that whatever God does for us, He will do for others. That HIS LOVE multiply throughout the body. As he leads, we are here for any who have questions. But, only as He leads. We will never say, we won’t pray for someone, unless prompted not to.

This is a beautiful time, a TIME of transformation for many. Many are saying they have FAITH and it will no doubt be TESTED. So as Jesus said to many in scripture, Where is the faith? Choose today, to have faith only in HIM and HIS promises.

It will work, so step out in HIS FAITH!

God wants us to be partners with HIM, and only HIM. When we agree to this, everything else truly falls into place, and oh the peace that ensues!!! Not even the devil himself can steal it!

Definition of faith  ~

/fāTH/

Noun
  1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
  2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

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noun ˈfāth

plural faiths
Definition of FAITH
1
a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty

(1) : fidelity to one’s promises (2) : sincerity of intentions

2
(1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion

(1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2): complete trust

3
: something that is believed especially with strong conviction;especially : a system of religious beliefs <the Protestantfaith>
— on faith

: without question <took everything he said on faith>

TODAY, on the 31st the day of HIS offspring, we choose FAITH in GOD! Through the son Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to the Father, and the Holy Spirit ( the nurturer). ~

May God wrap you all in HIS GRACE and MERCY and build a wall of FIRE around those willing to RECEIVE!

In His Grace,

E

31 Jan 2013

God is bigger than WORDS!!!

This morning, the first time God opened my eyes, at 3 am it felt like a weight on my shoulder, so , was led to speak PEACE over myself, and all the body, and all in the house as well. Was then reminded that today is the 29th, this means departure in biblical numerics. Then it was revealed that overcoming SIN is about just that, departure. Bad things leaving, and good things arriving.

I was typing really fast, and mistyped a word, to a dear sister in Christ. I immediately apologized, and can only TRUST that GOD is bigger than WORDS, or in this case even letters. But, that nagging enemy began to taunt me about it. Thankfully God used my husband in a powerful way. He said, “it’s fine, God has it.” Just that simple phrase, was like new air to me. A reminder from GOD, that because we are surrendered to HIM, and HIS LOVE, no matter what comes against US, that LOVE will and HAS conquered ALL!!!

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Don’t misunderstand, it does not mean we take no responsibility for our words. In fact, quite the opposite, we should take some of the responsibility in the learning and healing process. It is important for us to, simply go to God and say we are sorry. It is that simple. Because He has chosen to forgive, long before we arrive. 

Digest that for a moment, the LORD is always with us, just waiting for US to come around to HIS side and HIS way. Now, prior to being lead to write this entry, I looked at my husband David, and said something to him. I said, a while ago I was shown that we have responsibility God has given us. Specifically that I was sorry for not doing my part and being supportive of him, and in turn, leaving open doors for attack.” His jaw dropped, and then he said, “thank you, and when did this happen?” I said, “I cannot recall an exact date, just felt like on this day, we were to praise GOD for freeing us from sin.” We do this daily, sin and praise GOD, because at least once it happens. However, the amount of times has been transformed dramatically by God’s love. 

My husband was freed more times than we can count from addiction, anger, retaliation, rejection, cancer, and more. I was freed from self harm, barrenness, judgmental spirit, control, and more as well. Whatever it is, whatever the WORD…diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, cancer, jerk, and way more obscene ones, God’s LOVE is the cure. 

We have visited many places, some spiritual, and some not, but the fact is this, without GOD’s LOVE at the CORE of our being, we are not, and will never be FREE. ~

GOD is bigger than words, but choose them carefully, and ask HIM to guard your tongue  so that for HIS Glory, He can make us into all He desires for us, and in doing so we will walk in DIVINE HEALTH, FREEDOM of CHRIST, and JOY that cannot be stolen from anyone!!!

BTW, that issue that came up where I made a typo, and got railroaded by the enemy, it was abt 15 min ago, and I gave it over to GOD and praised HIM, and He took care of it. 😉

Cause as He said before, and we will be reminded of again…

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IT IS FINISHED!!!!!

Our prayer is that ALL who are willing to receive the sacrifice that JESUS CHRIST of NAZARETH paid for us, will and GOD will SHINE in ALL HIS GLORY!!! This comes with more supernatural BLESSINGS and LOVE than we can grasp, however are WE willing to BELIEVE that GOD and HIS LOVE is bigger than the words of THIS world?

In His Grace,

E

29 Jan 2013

Words: remission, redeem, saint

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Word thoughts for today…

Re-mission: to again set on a mission. This word is used by doctors instead of healed once, cancer symptoms appear to be gone. However in my personal cancer battle I found I could either hit pause, or go through cancer and resume. For me I was led back to cancer a second time. Then during the second battle it changed my life mission. I left corporate America, got healthier, dove into ministry and am in a completely different place now and free of cancer.  The spirit that was involved with cancer, had to be addressed as well. Thankful to God.

Re-deem: to again deem. When I think of how to use deem in a sentence, I only think of to deem worthy. So I interpret this as to reestablish the worth of the individual being redeemed. Too many of us get saved and feel like an old shoe. Passively walking out some servants life being the least of them. Lets look back at the turn the other cheek story. In this time there was to Charmin so no one touched others with their bathroom hand. Only two face slaps existed and they meant bad servant or good friend. So that story tells us to step up and when people call us a bad servant (including ourselves) we are to convert that relationship into a good friendship. That requires that we are deemed worthy. It is more than self worth and pride. It is being validated by the being that created the world. A God who loves us.

Saint: I noticed, because God revealed, that sin and saint are pretty similar. To get from sin to saint you just add a t. You just add a single cross. The cross is the end of saint the rest is in God.

In His Grace,
D

29 Jan 2013

THE CHOICE IS OURS

Today what I am reminded of, from our beloved is the Choice is always ours. In a world where it appears that almost ALL our choices are being stripped, that is a comfort. In a movie I have always admired, the main character states triumphantly this, “They will never take away our FREEDOM.” It is only part of the speech, but is the end of it, and likely the most memorable. Can anyone name the film? It was Braveheart and Mel Gibson was portraying the title role. When God woke me today and put it upon my heart, mind and spirit to write. My first thought was, “Oh that bed is so comfy, and it’s foggy outside this morning, just inviting us to sleep more.” My next thought was GOD is bigger than that. So, I got up and obeyed instruction. There is such peace in that.

Not like if I had chosen to sleep, God would have made me pay. He is, contrary to the belief of many, NOT that kind of GOD. He gives us choice. In that instance, it was the choice to sleep more, or to wake up and be refreshed in HIM, and have the LOVE of GOD restore what was to be seemingly a sacrifice.

All the way back to the Garden of Eden, there was a choice available. God, in HIS infinite wisdom knew what that choice would be. Many it seems make the choice that something can be handled on our own. I include myself in this, because there are times still where I, from habit want to take it from GOD. But, HIS LOVE keeps reminding me that at the CROSS is where we were redeemed, so at the cross is where it must go and stay.

Funny, the world teaches us to set boundaries on some level, yet He and HIS LOVE is absolutely and equivocalness BOUNDLESS. Is it possible people in general focus so much on these things because failure is a FEAR? Because we cannot fail GOD when we are seeking HIM, and choosing HIM daily and asking HIM to dwell within us all the more. Could it be however, that because of the deep hurt almost ALL of us have experienced, we shut out the world, and indirectly, shut off God. Like a water valve that gets “shut off,”God is still running behind the scenes. 😉

Asking these questions today because it needs to be addressed that no matter what comes in this world, the choice is ours. Do we RECEIVE or REJECT the LOVE of GOD? I am now 36, and there have been many times where I really thought I would not live to be this age. I did not watch my words, or ask God to speak them, and a lot of death creeped in. Meaning, a lot of negative word curses were spoken, from my very own mouth. Doing so, was indirectly rejecting GOD and what He had made.

Talk about convicting, this one was a doozy. Thankfully our GOD is the best! He is so kind, loving and compassionate as well as patient. He showed me daily that as I would, and we would as a family unite and partner in HIM, use the tools He has given us, there would be peace, safety and BOUNDLESS blessings in the process. Some tools He has led us to use we have already touched on in previous posts. Along with the armor of GOD, we have been led to anoint ourselves daily with oil, do communion daily, pray as a family daily, and separately with hubby as well, and Sarah E when asked one on one. Years ago, we prayed, in fact David prayed, that GOD make our family a House of Prayer. This prayer is being answered, and wow it is humbling. We are grateful.

God is not usually forceful. Feel led to say that more than once. God is not usually forceful. He is overall a God of peace, but when we disobey HIM, and stand in REBELLION, which the word of God says simply is witch craft, He has to discipline us.At that point, He can become a GOD of war, heavenly war. So, here feel led to share this, A relationship in and with GOD is like a garden. Interesting that it began there. 😉 We must go to HIM and let HIM teach, guide, and essentially water our lives. Also, we are required in the process, to be used by HIM to plant other seeds as well. God picks weeds, and He does what is called pruning. Speaking from very personal experience, that can hurt like HELL. But, the only thing burning away is what needs to go. This is what we must remember. Father know’s best, 100% of the time.

God has led us to long seasons and short seasons in friendships. As people who primarily do ministry, it can be a challenge at times to give to the friendships what is needed to sustain them. So, glad we have a GOD who loves us and them as our mediator. His prayer line is always open and available. Would like to encourage some of you who have gotten to a place where it just feels hopeless, to cry out to GOD. His word says He catches every single tear. He answers the cries, and when we complain, waits for us until those seemingly frustrations often bring us to humbling tears. Oh, how He loves us!!!!

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So, this day is the 27th, and yesterday something absolutely BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS and HUMBLING happened. Our sweet gal, Sarah Elizabeth, rode her first horse. Well, it was a pony, but it was sensational! I am so beyond words thankful that God looks out for us. He had sent me to an event at a local church, and I sensed today would be the day. It was a milestone indeed. I am still in tears just thinking about it. On this day GOD resurrected her JOY. It seemed to be fading for years off and on, and yesterday in an amazingly safe and loving way, GOD restored it!!!! It was ALL over her FACE! I am so glad God led D, my hubby to take a video. This way, I could experience LIVE the JOY that He was blessed to see first hand! Our Father GOD, brother Jesus, and Holy Spirit, are like this, meaning GOD united rejoices every time we receive even a glimpse of JOY.

When we got here, to this place where we are with GOD, both in geographic locale, and otherwise, I asked HIM for JOY. He answered and is answering in abundance. 🙂  We were really going through it, and to some, in fact would say many, some of the choices we were making seemed to not make sense. However, we had to do, and be led to do, what needed to be done. So, we picked up and moved across country. The second time for my husband and I individually, and the first as a couple, yet second move as a family.

This is to show that in a relationship with GOD, we are second. As well we should be, because He makes the BEST choices always. His word says the last shall be first and first shall be last. We could easily fall into bitterness for the battles that have been endured. But, to be really honest, we are simply glad to have survived them, and live to tell about how GOD delivered us. He is indeed MIGHTY to SAVE 100% of the time!

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The choice is yours, “whom will you serve this day?” That is a question God asks us in HIS word. Today is the number 27, which means preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, we choose GOD, now and forever, to be HIS and for HIM to use us when needed and BE our balance and VISION. Hallelujah that no matter what comes, that one thing REMAINS.

His love never FAILS! The choice is ours receive it or reject it?

Love to you all, always holding you in prayer. He loves YOU so much and so do we!!!

In His Grace,

E

27 Jan 2013

Word Thought: critical

When I think of being critical I think about times I put others under the microscope and int out thins I think they are doing wrong. The other person doesn’t usually like it. M

Then God showed me that a nuclear reactor going critical is completely different. It’s about to explode.

So when we are criticizing we need to realize that we are making the situation explosive

In His Grace,
– D

25 Jan 2013

Quick Word Thought: Sinister and Minister

quick thought for the day: which do you want to stir today?

sin-i-ster – i stir sin
min-i-ster – i stir men

In His Grace,

– D

23 Jan 2013

Is WARFARE the new dirty word???

The first thing we should do here before, anyone reads this post is implant a prayer. ~

Lord, I know the enemy does not want this information OUT, so we in the name of JESUS Christ of Nazareth bind any spirits trying to infect or cause problems or confusion in any way, and sentence them to the feet of JESUS for judgement!!! Thank you LORD that it is YOU within us that does the work. Thank you that you are so much bigger than ANYTHING and no ONE can ever SLAY you!!! Hallelujah!!!

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if anything seems like it runs together on the page. When editing I attempted to fix it, but to no avail, so I give it to GOD and trust He will use the words given to be a blessing. ~

Precious jewels, beautiful, His masterpieces, is this how you see yourselves? Because sharing my heart today, I have often had trouble digesting this about me. But, this is what GOD says, and we know He does not LIE. So, it must be true. 🙂 Still, it is so easy to get to a place where all we do is get influenced by critical spirits. It is so easy to just let evil get not only a foothold, but a whole block of our lives. Because we are NOT trained to fight back.

When God put it upon my spirit to write on WARFARE, my first response was not “Oh GOODY!!!” It was more like, “Come on God, You led me to write books already that greatly cover this, and we both know that the more we speak on it, the more we experience it.” Instantly almost I was convicted in HIS LOVE. Realizing that the reason this topic needed to be talked about is because God desires balance.

The body of Christ has been struggling with balance for many reasons. We believe, because we have lived, learned and been trained in it. OJT as my beautiful sister Audrey calls it! ON the JOB training. It is training that has already had a major COST. After all, for us to receive the LOVE of GOD, Jesus CHRIST God’s only begotten son, died maliciously, horrifically, and in the most painful way possible. Now, bear with me on this, HIS pain was not just physical. I dare to say the spiritual pain may have even hurt more intensely. Consider THIS, absolutely and unequivocally ALL the EVIL that was coming against US, was PUT on HIM.

This means, everything that we could ever do, go through, endure, experience, that was difficult, challenging, terrifying, gut wrenching, and more was LAID on JESUS Christ! The more we are followers of HIM, and LIVE out the plan of GOD, the more many will yell at us in the world CRUCIFY THEM! The toughest part, we still have to LOVE them, because GOD in us, is a compassionate, kind, and giving, among other amazing adjectives. 😉

So, let’s talk abt THIS WAR! It was finished the DAY JESUS died in Calvary. This means in HEAVEN the war was done, but many want to stir it up again. Let’s elaborate some on that. When we give into our own hurts, habits and hang ups that the enemy has put on us, not GOD, we are participating in the reopening of the wounds. Many have said, and we agree, it is like crucifying Christ once again. Thankfully, He does not condemn us and IS in fact a RESURRECTION GOD!!!!!

The warfare definition that God led me to was this..

noun

1. the process of military struggle between two nations or groups of nations; war.
2. armed conflict between two massed enemies, armies, or the like.
3. conflict, especially when vicious and unrelenting, between competitors, political rivals, etc.

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All the definitions fit and are accurate 🙂 This is what GOD does to evil!!! He uses HIS ARMY and is building it still!!!
So why is this a DIRTY WORD in the church as a whole?
We have been to churches, where we were led, asked abt classes on warfare and gotten shut down flat. But, GOD’s word clearly states that we live on a battlefield. Come on, look around and you will see a WAR ZONE!
How many times have we had a child, a friend, or even a stranger be used by the enemy to throw us off course? God says watch our words, but do we? Yes, we watch them come out of our mouths. Even today, while even thinking abt this topic things heated up around our house. Someone kept telling me to calm my mind. I thought I can’t. Which is truth. Only GOD can truly calm us. No matter how much I try or you try to fix things, it doesn’t work forever. Only what GOD does and says lasts for eternity!
So, here is the challenge set before us as HIS children. Learning that we have weapons in this war, and working with HIM to put them into action! God’s LOVE is a weapon, surrender to HIM, releasing to HIM, crying out to HIM, Praising HIM, Dancing and singing for JOY in HIM, worshiping HIM, hugging those He has given us to LOVE, speaking LIFE over the BODY of Christ, those we are blessed to interact with and those we only know in our hearts, renewing our mind in HIM and HIS word, asking HIM to cleanse us, Giving HIM our will and asking HIM to guide and direct our steps, these are only a few of the weapons we  have. God speaks also in Ephesians about the Armor of GOD! This is the infamous passage that countless know well.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [a]firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness [b]produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.

18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6%3A10-18&version=AMP

But what about this one? Do any of you know abt this one?

Isaiah 59:16-19

Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 And He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor [no one to intervene on behalf of truth and right]; therefore His own arm brought Him victory, and His own righteousness [having the Spirit without measure] sustained Him.

17 For [the Lord] put on righteousness as a breastplate or coat of mail, and salvation as a helmet upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal [and furious divine jealousy] as a cloak.

18 According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation.

19 So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].

Note : This passage speaks of the cloak of zeal and garments of vengeance that the LORD wore, so should not the LORD in us wear them?

Also, think about the garments of PRAISE…

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-The-Garment-of-Praise/

This is a whole PAGE that GOD led us to with scripture JUST on that!

Also, we have begun asking GOD to be our knee padding, for the knees are often the ROOT of PRIDE. Hence humbling ourselves before HIM is even more effective when on our knees. 🙂

He talks about how HE has won the battles, and HE has victory and so do we! This is so TRUE, but there are times when GOD HIMSELF wants to use US, yes US to do HIS work. So instead of complying and complaining we should ask GOD to move in us to defeat those spirits when they are out of control. When He talks about self control, He is referring to us also being in PEACE.  Which incidentally, in A WEAPON as well.

Listen, this should be a glorious word, not a scary one. As our enemy is defeated. WE all know where he ends up. BURNT to a crisp in the lake of FIRE is his destiny. So, why not learn to receive GOD’s love by partnering with HIM. GOD is the best partner ever!!! When we surrender to HIM, He actually does all the work!!! Think of that, HE does it ALL when we are obeying HIM and following HIS Heavenly law. 🙂
Instead of giving into FEAR, which surfaces when we hear words like warfare, deliverance, evil, witch craft, cancer, death, demonic, and inoperable  to name but a few. Let’s say this out loud. There is GREAT power in GOD and in us united, the enemy will back down!!! He will because GOD’s word says so!!!
The LORD overcame the GRAVE and so can we. THIS is our destiny beloved people and children of the KING of KINGS!!!!! WE were made to be WARRIORS in HIM!!!!
Today, go to the LORD in private or with a friend or family member, and say this..
Father God, I may not see myself as a warrior yet. But you are my Redeemer, and you are the LION of JUDAH, and YOU LORD in all your GLORY will not fail! Not even in me, which has always been a fear. I give this to you and ask that by your word, love and GRACE you just posses me and make me who you desire for me to be. I only desire to serve you. Forgive me for giving into ways that do not please you. Wash me white as snow, and may your LOVE multiply through me in ALL areas that you have given me to steward and be used by you. This includes child rearing, work outside the home, marriage, friendships, and anything else unspoken. Today, I choose to receive your love and ask deliverance of all that is in the way of this. Oh, how I love you LORD! You are the best gift I have ever received. I will gladly submit today to be used by you in battle. For it is an honor and privilege  Teach me your ways!!! Holy spirit thank you for moving in me and uniting me with you! What a precious gift we have received in your LOVE!
In the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
Amen
Love to you ALL, GOD is on your side, and HE is the BEST friend any of US will ever have!!!!

Romans 12:8

Amplified Bible (AMP)

He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness.

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In His Grace,
E

23 Jan 2013

Burn Baby Burn!!!

Today while sitting in church, the prayer was simple. Lord, bring your fire. Meaning no matter what words are said, reach us in a way that burns. Now, let’s elaborate a little bit on this. Most people would think of burning as a BAD thing. Well, it can be, but ONLY when that FIRE or burning gets out of hand. God is great at burning away what needs to go from our lives. This means that when we come to HIM and ask HIM to take it, it may not be easy to release, because it BURNS.

So, even though our flesh is used to something, and it often burns like HELL when we deny it. Is it better to give in and have temporary release, or to let go and have eternal release? We all know the answer, but it can be so very difficult, and without GOD impossible to do.

There is also something that many in ministry have classified as “friendly fire” This basically is when there is supposed to be an agreement to disagree, and one person is not ok with that. So, here is an example. Let’s say one person thinks abortion is just completely wrong, and another thinks we should have choice. So, then instead of saying, ok you have this opinion, and I have another, there is a conflict that can happen quickly. That was a bit of an extreme example, but, hopefully it was used to help clarify.

Quite simply, we have to come to a place where we say to our flesh burn baby burn! This is obviously not literal, but it means we totally and completely lay at the cross ALL that is hindering us. Let’s say pride is an issue, we can picture the cross, and us walking up to it and nailing it on there. Because that is where all evil belongs, at the feet of JESUS Christ of Nazareth for judgement. The only good pride, as Paul says is boasting in HIM.

When the death of Jesus happened, it set us FREE. Yet many are still walking around bound up from this world and the one who was given temporary authority over it, satan. But, he is not, nor ever  will be, more powerful than God. When Jesus was crucified it was in part us, as well as our ancestors who participated. We should not hold this as a criticism, but we cannot ignore it either. If we do, it is much easier to fall prey to the wiles existing around us.

Today, on the 20th day of January, the day of redemption, let us choose to, from a place of receiving GOD’s love, not only repent for our part in the pain, but also rejoice for the forgiveness that is available when we embrace HIS Grace.

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God can use anything, as is evident with the crucifixion. He cannot be limited. If we try and put HIM in a box, He will inevitably break out. Hallelujah for this!!!!!

His LOVE really does conquer ALL, as the bible says.

In our case, He has supernaturally healed us too many times to count. How? Because we made a decision to say YES to HIS ways, no matter the controversy, or ridicule. HIS ways work and ours do not. We trusted and still do that HE keeps HIS promises! He wants to work with US not against US!

May HIS GLORY burn baby BURN away all the sin that is trying to drag us down, because He LOVES us so much and  desires us to fly higher with and in HIM always. Image

This photo was chosen because it looks like spitting FIRE! That is how the enemy comes at us, but GOD comes like a LION and HIS roar will destroy what comes against HIM.

So ROAR GOD ROAR!!!!!

May HOLY FIRE come out of the LION’s MOUTH! Healing, purifying and cleansing FIRE!!!!

In His Grace,

E

20 Jan 2013

Surrender and Sanctuary

Was originally planning on posting this tomorrow, cause it seemed the most logical that it be posted on the 16th. This number represents LOVE. However, the more that I prayed over it and pondered it, the more it felt important to post today. It is the 15th, the first day of a fast that will last at least 15 days, and also the number of REST.

It is when we surrender to GOD and HIS ways that we find this REST in HIM, the ability to resist evil and stand thankful. Is this an easy process? Well, not at first. It doesn’t seem natural, and that is because it isn’t. It is a supernatural process, and it takes GOD adding HIS SUPER to the natural that we see.

While praying over what God desired to be said and shared, I was led to a concert that many of our friends and brothers and sisters and Christ are currently giving. A beautiful night of worship, that by God’s grace and HIS gift using technology we can participate in.

There is not one single day that we are not in awe of GOD. Also, there is not one day where the enemy does not attempt to smack us upside the head spiritually speaking. But, GOD He is so much bigger and more powerful. Do not let anyone ever convince you otherwise.

We think of Sanctuary as a “safe place.” I remember watching movies and TV shows where a person would claim this and government would retreat. Now, this cannot be done as easily in the natural, meaning in the world we live in. But, it can still be done in the spirit. The best way to do so, is just to say out loud, “I reject what is not of the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth.” Now, you are not rejecting the people, so don’t misunderstand. Then say I receive all that GOD has to offer, I say YES to HIS ways only.” There is a peace that only HE can bring.

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For we are HIS sanctuary, the place for HIM to come and dwell. This means we must we must be willing to receive it ALL, the blessings and the challenges that come with serving GOD and receiving HIS LOVE. It means we will not always make the right choices, and sometimes we will have to walk away from things or even people we love. But, there is NOTHING absolutely on this earth or beyond greater, more satisfying, more beautiful, intricate, overwhelming, powerful, amazing, and any other adjective that means mind blowing!

Our prayer, as a family and as your brother’s and sisters, is that He touches you all. That somehow the words which He produces, will be used by HIM as seeds toward salvation for those who desire it, and healing and deliverance of HIS body. Lord, we choose surrender, because you know best and we give ourselves away, only to YOU. You are the only sanctuary we can go to always. You are always safe. Hallelujah!

This hymn is so relevant now more than ever. ~

“Lord Prepare Me to Be A Sanctuary”

Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary, oh for you.

[Choir]
Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary, for you. [2x]

[Choir]
Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary, for you. [2x]

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
yes yes, yes, yes, yes, yes

[Choir]
Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary, for you. [2x]

mold me (mold me)
what you want me to be (what you want me to be) (repeat 4 x’s)
[LyricsMansion.com – lord prepare me to be a sanctuary by The West Angeles COGIC Mass Choir]

yes (yes to your will) yes (yes to your way)
yes everyday (yes everyday) yes to your way (yes to your way)
say yes I’ll obey (yes I’ll obey) yes to your way (yes to your way

mold me (mold me) what you want me to be (what you want me to be)
what you want me to do (what you want me to do)
where you want me to go (where you want me to go)
where you want me to go (where you want me to go)
when you want me to go (when you want me to go)
how you want me to go (how you want me to go)
what you want me to do (what you want me to do)

and we’ll say yes (yes) say yes Lord (yes to your will)
say yes to your way (yes to your way)
say yes (yes) yes to your will (yes to your will)
say yes (yes)

[Choir]
Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, sanctuary, for you. [2x]

http://www.lyricsmansion.com/result/lord-prepare-me-to-be-a-sanctuary-lyrics-the-west-angeles-cogic-mass-choir.html (lyrics)

http://www.openbible.info/topics/being_a_sanctuary (bible verse on sanctuary)

http://www.openbible.info/topics/surrender (bible verses on surrender)

http://timnkat1.tripod.com/id178.html ( a ministry page we were led to)

Note: In the times when it is MOST difficult to look to HIM, it is truly the most important times to LOOK directly to HIM. (paraphrasing what Mandisa shared led by HIM at A night of Healing and Hope.)

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The LORD does not command from anger, but ALWAYS from a place of LOVE. Thank you LORD for loving us even when we are, or feel like we are in our own eyes or the eyes of others, completely unlovable. Your love endures!!! You always and will forever more give us SANCTUARY!!!

In His Grace,

E & D & SE

16 Jan 2013

JOY!!!!!!

The number one thing, under attack in our lives as lovers of GOD is simple. It is JOY. How many times do we just do something to get it done? But, there is little JOY in it. We have learned the HARD way that when our JOY is under attack, something BIG is coming! For example, look how Sarah Elizabeth has been flourishing. The medical community would have had us believe it was a lost cause, but GOD. They did the test again, and ALL was clear. His healing lasts forever and is just infested in a mighty way with JOY.

Recently, we were reading a book pertaining to evil and how it can impact life. That is as simple as we can say it. As we were reading about all the Healing that supposedly was happening, The one thing that stood out was this, the JOY was absent, and in some cases almost nonexistent. So, the conclusion was this, if there is NO JOY then there is no real healing. It is just a temporary one that fades away.

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Our joy and strength is in GOD and HIS word. But we don’t mean just in reading it, but in living it out. Every day since this year began; we have begun with prayer, worship, and communion. He shows up in the most interesting ways. As long as we stay surrendered to Him, we cannot and will not fail, because He won’t let us. He never fails at anything, and when we do it is because it was part of the plan.

That sounds unreal, strange and even foreign. We have been taught as a society that failure is just unacceptable. But, many thought Jesus failed when He was crucified. Yet, it was HIS greatest achievement. We serve a resurrection God. He takes whatever appeared dead and brings NEW LIFE to it.

So, today choose JOY, FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, and PEACE. Because really, what is the alternative. Don’t play with fire that will burn you. Be filled with HOLY FIRE that will protect and heal you, and multiply into all who come into your lives. The LORD never fails at HIS tasks, and sometimes they take time to complete. 🙂

We went through a season of just hating all things that appeared evil. But now, we know GOD can use anything, as long as we seek HIS wisdom in process. Will it be perfect and look elegant and clean? Well, not always at first. But it is a guarantee that it will be tailor made. He does ALL things from a place of LOVE.

For those of you who desire to know more about our story, so far there are several books written. The first one is already available on Amazon, and also on www.authorhouse.com. It is called  “Walking the Line Between God and Satan.” It was written using my middle name Katherine. The second is called “Sarah’s Journey: God is Faithful.” It is the continuation of the first, and delves a bit more into deeper experiences. The third, which is in process is called, “The Tie that Binds.” It specifically deals with what happens when GOD, and our FAITH in HIM is not the cornerstone of marriage, and even our lives in general. We are writing this one together, God, hubby and me.

May God bless you all greatly, loving this experience, may the JOY continue to be multiplied!

In His Grace,

E

12 Jan 2013