Monthly Archives: April 2013

HOW FAR is TOO FAR???

Today is the 28th, which Biblically represents eternal life. When we say yes to Christ and we receive what was done on the cross for us, then we are given salvation. But, what if we say yes and continue every single day to walk in sin. What if we do not chose to walk in His ways? 

I remember the time I said yes. It was at FCA Camp in GA. I was nine years old. At the time I did it out of desperation, cause things were so stressful around me. My parents would argue, there was little love shown in the home, unless people other than family were around. It was a very performance based place, it seemed. I remember thinking, “Wow this sounds great!” Like I had won the lottery or something.

But, here is what I quickly learned, I had to give up what I thought I wanted. Now, in hindsight that is a great thing, because GOD has so much more in store. But, as a kid, I had no direction.I remember I would read my bible for hours, but every time I asked for explanation or help, there was none. This really wounded me. I did not understand how people who were supposed to love me, could just ignore my questions. I was so on FIRE for God. I wanted the FIRE to spread, yet everywhere I turned, it seemed wanted to extinguish it. 

GOD sees US as WARRIORS. How do we see ourselves?

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It was 2 years after I accepted my salvation, that I had back surgery. My parents lived a life of FEAR because it was what they were taught. They walked around in life trying to fix other people’s problems because they thought maybe it would heal theirs. Not, that GOD did not use them, because He did. God can use anyone, and anything. He still does. He is awesome that way. 

The surgery was done to fix a problem too. I had scoliosis, and the doctors convinced my parents that it HAD to be done. I did not know why then, but I had 100% peace that GOD would handle things., MY family was terrified, but I was in peace, because GOD was and is still in charge. because of this PEACE and FAITH in HIM, things went smoothly during surgery. 

The last few days, I have been reflecting on things, not in a bad way, but in a way where God can teach me, and give revelation that can be shared. Have been asking GOD to shine the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS on the wounds. The scripture for this is listed below.

Malachi 4:2

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But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.

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What people don’t tell you is, that wounds cannot be healed unless others receive the healing. Jesus healed them ALL, all who came to HIM. That is what His word says. If people never come to HIM for help, they cannot get healed. It really is that simple. 

It seems many are losing relatives to death and sickness lately. People say, so and so lost a battle with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc… But, here is the problem, the BATTLE is NOT with the disease. The battle is with the ONE who created it. GOD did not create the sickness. When we credit it as a loss, or give the sickness acknowledgement, is it possible we are giving the enemy credit?

How far is TOO FAR to run from GOD? Sin is SIN to HIM. Whether we curse and say bad words, or we sleep with a married person, or we choose something else that GOD has shown us is not honoring to HIM. We have learned A LOT from people who have been deeply rooted in EVIL about what not to do. We went to a lot of Christian friends and family, and at that time, no one could help us. Ultimately, we went back to GOD and cried out to HIM. He always helps. 

We sought the word of GOD, because so many are so wounded right now, that they just cannot help. We still go back to HIS word. His WORD is an infinite resource of HIS LOVE. Every page is more information about who we are in HIM. 

There are some who blatantly worship satan, and they throw it in people’s faces. Also, there are others who do it in secret, by quietly hiding their sins. Again, SIN is SIN to GOD. He still loves those and even died for those who worship other god’s. He wants them in HEAVEN just as much as us. 

God is all for us having fun, but if all we do is try and have fun with our life, don’t we miss the point? His word says there is a TIME for everything. Lord, help us to enjoy what you call us to do, and what you call us not to do. When we do ALL things for you, even the tough stuff become rewarding for your GLORY. Since that time at age 9, I have rededicated my life a few times to GOD. In fact, daily, our family asks HIM to resurrect us for HIS GLORY. He deserves it, for He is worthy to be praised. 

Today, I have a plea which is BE HONEST with GOD. If no one else, BE REAL with HIM. He will forgive us for the LYING, but we have to COME CLEAN. 

Only you know HOW FAR is too FAR dear GOD. Only you can WAKE US up and cause us to take responsibility for our actions, or even lack of actions. Lord, have your way. Multiply for your GLORY! 

Come with FIRE, WATER, and your HOLY LIGHT. WE are glory bound, and we are seeking YOU. Your promise is to take us from GLORY to GLORY to GLORY. You will not FAIL and ALL the CREDIT for the success belongs to you.

 In Jesus Name and by HIS precious BLOOD,

Amen

THIS PICTURE reminded me of HIS HOLY FIRE and the HEALING WATERS!

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In His Grace,

E

28 Apr 2013

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE???

Today is the 26th of this month. The Biblical number means the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST.  As I woke this morning, had been dreaming about rebellion. Don’t recall a lot of the dream, but do recall something else. When I woke my husband was up, still working. Even though, He had promised around 1:30am that he would be done in 5 minutes. I woke up, looked at the clock, and I got very frustrated. 

After, I calmed down and he and I talked, I realized that he had already been praying and seeking GOD on it. I sort of had a moment with God, where I thought, “Wow, my work here is done.”  The funny thing is, it was never my work to begin with. It was a real revelation. I had been telling myself for years, that I was a REBEL with a cause. But, all of the sudden, the CAUSE was gone. I had to repent for trying to FIX problems, and thank GOD for HIS GRACE in the circumstances. 

Beginning to reflect on it all there was revelation. We tend to try and fix problems as humans. WE, myself included, figure if we fix it in others, then we will get fixed. Then tell ourselves that if we can control something or someone then our life won’t be or feel so  out of control. But the fact is, that is just a LIE. It is one the enemy planted a long time ago, in the garden of Eden. He convinced Eve that if she would just disobey, of course he did not say that, but if she would just TRY it, it would be better. THIS awful LIE, wow.  It has been floating around ever since. Not to mention, the other lies that followed. 

Do you see how in this picture, it looks like they are hiding, scheming, gonna get in trouble???

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Looked up the plot line for the James Dean film with the same title as this post. Have never really seen it, just recall people talking about it. It was fascinating to see how similar it is to the NOW movies, that Hollywood  is still trying to create. The film has a lot of tragedy that comes from the rebellion. Here, will encourage you to see what God says about rebellion. 

Here is the info on the movie- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rebel_without_a_cause/

When we REBEL for our purpose, and our plan, we defy GOD. The word of God is clear about this. In scripture Paul talks about this. He says that no matter how much He tries, He just cannot stop sinning. 

Here is the chapter that covers this in Romans :

Romans 7

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7 Do you not know, brethren—for I am speaking to men who are acquainted with the Law—that legal claims have power over a person only for as long as he is alive?

For [instance] a married woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband dies, she is loosed and discharged from the law concerning her husband.

Accordingly, she will be held an adulteress if she unites herself to another man while her husband lives. But if her husband dies, the marriage law no longer is binding on her [she is free from that law]; and if she unites herself to another man, she is not an adulteress.

Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God.

When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened andaroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, [a]in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death.

But now we are discharged from the Law and have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under [obedience to] the old code of written regulations, but [under obedience to the promptings] of the Spirit in newness [of life].

What then do we conclude? Is the Law identical with sin? Certainly not! Nevertheless, if it had not been for the Law, I should not have recognized sin or have known its meaning. [For instance] I would not have known about covetousness [would have had no consciousness of sin or sense of guilt] if the Law had not [repeatedly] said, You shall not covet and have an evil desire [for one thing and another].

But sin, finding opportunity in the commandment [to express itself], got a hold on me and arousedand stimulated all kinds of forbidden desires (lust, covetousness). For without the Law sin is dead [the sense of it is inactive and a lifeless thing].

Once I was alive, but quite apart from and unconscious of the Law. But when the commandment came, sin lived again and I died (was sentenced by the Law to death).

10 And the very legal ordinance which was designed and intended to bring life actually proved [to mean to me] death.

11 For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me [by taking its incentive] from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it [as a weapon], killed me.

12 The Law therefore is holy, and [each] commandment is holy and just and good.

13 Did that which is good then prove fatal [bringing death] to me? Certainly not! It was sin, working death in me by using this good thing [as a weapon], in order that through the commandment sin might be shown up clearly to be sin, that the extreme malignity and immeasurable sinfulness of sin might plainly appear.

14 We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.

15 For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [[b]which my moral instinct condemns].

16 Now if I do [habitually] what is contrary to my desire, [that means that] I acknowledge and agree that the Law is good (morally excellent) and that I take sides with it.

17 However, it is no longer I who do the deed, but the sin [principle] which is at home in me and has possession of me.

18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]

19 For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.

20 Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [[c]fixed and operating in my soul].

21 So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.

22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].

23 But I discern in my bodily members [[d]in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [[e]in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

24 O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death?

25 O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

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In this picture, he looks so lost, and yet posing like he is trying to keep it together. How many of us live this way, performance based?

The point is not to beat anyone up or judge them for sin. Yesterday, God opened a door for us to see a film. I knew when going to see it, that it would be healing to watch. As we did, God moved for both my husband and I, and even others God had been using us to minister to and mentor. When we ask GOD to multiply, with a sincere heart, for HIS purpose, He does not hold back. 

In fact, something interesting was, in this film we watched that was one of the last things said, “Nothing good ever came from holding back. ” When we do it FOR GOD, this is absolutely true! We must not hold back on sharing HIS LOVE. We must at least offer. 

After this film, we walked outside, really feeling weary from the emotional message, yet on FIRE for how GOD is undoing the plans of the enemy. I personally, realized that I had been having some challenges staying joyful that day. It had been a very ODD morning. God had been sending us signs, so to speak that it would be a ministry day. Those are days where he puts people in our path that need healing from HIM. 

So, again, we were walking outside, and I felt led to hold my husband’s hand. When I did, something happened. Just a simple gesture, that was done without control, or holding back, broke down a wall. I sit here in tears typing this. Because we have really been through HELL and back, quite literally. I have known for a while that God was restoring, and still is. 

But, to see HIM move is something that seemed so small to me, BLEW my mind and was used by GOD to heal deep wounds on my soul, and his, and from what we have heard, many others. God’s love cannot be limited. We cannot hold back. That simple act, led my husband to open the door for me. Now, my husband does this once in a while, usually after we have disagreed, so, I was kind of shocked. 

But, GOD says that we reap what we sow, and I promise daily to sow LOVE. Do I keep that promise every moment, no way. But, if I am used by GOD, to be loving at all, it is a success. We can sow LOVE or we can sow HATE. We can sow agreement with GOD or agreement with the enemy. 

Are we rebels without a CAUSE or are we WARRIORS with ONE?

When my husband responded in LOVE and opened the door, he saw a man in a truck. God led him to talk to this man. This man was very deeply wounded. He had been sitting outside smoking. We did not worry abt the cigarettes or FEAR getting sick from the smoke. Yet, before we came out there, and we were leaving the movie, the enemy had been trying hard to stir FEAR in our hearts. Thankful that GOD gave us 100% peace to be used by HIM. We talked with the man for a bit, knowing we had something to do, but feeling led to hold off on it. 

This wonderful man, who GOD loves so much and died for, just like me and you, had simply fallen into bad hands. He even mentioned that he had been reading his bible and trying to do right. He had been in Chicago recently, and had been in the hospital with chest pains. From life stress, and what not, he had begun smoking. 

So, we asked him, if we could pray for him. Because if he had said no, we would have walked away. God is not forceful, and we have repented for ever being used by the enemy to be that way. May GOD shine the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS on the soul wounds so that we act in peace, led by HIS SPIRIT alone. After, we prayed for this man, and God used us, there was immediate breakthrough. Praise GOD!!!

The funny thing was, we ran out of gas. Now, this man, a virtual stranger, was led to take my husband David to the gas station to get some more gas, so we could travel home. SO much praise to GOD here. I went inside the theater, where it was cool, and called a sister in Christ to pray, and thank God. The man brought my husband back, we called the person who we were supposed to get back to, and explained what was going on, and GOD kept moving. 

See, He moves when we OBEY, much more effectively than when we DISOBEY. It is NOT that He cannot use disobedience, cause GOD can use anything. But,it is more complicated, and confusion ensues, and GOD must undo the confusion. For His word says, He is not the author of confusion, He is not the tornado itself, but He is the greatest EYE in the storm. 

So, this man said to me, “Well you got my attention.” I looked at him asking, “How so?” He said, “After you prayed, I went for a cigarette and did not want one.” I said Praise GOD! That is wonderful!!!! This man thought we got his attention, yet we said, “God got your attention.” Hallelujah! May the healing and deliverance multiply!

We cannot effectively throw the baby out with the bathwater, and ignore our enemy. WE must be very aware, his tactics are not changing, they just seem to be intensifying, as the word says they will. But, SO IS GOD’s LOVE!!!!!!!! 

Today, will you commit to GOD that you will be HIS WARRIOR with a CAUSE?

Because being a REBEL means being LOCKED into DEATH. The wages of sin is death, as God says. Be redeemed from the curse of the LAW, the letter of the LAW kills. 

It cannot be ALL LAW…. there must be LOVE. 

THERE IS NO HALF WAY with GOD. YOU receive HIS GRACE and become healed from THIS world. or you DO NOT. 

We must watch what we think and even more so what we SAY, for now is the time that when we speak it becomes. It has never been more important to walk by FAITH and NOT by SIGHT. 

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This verse has been our verse for the week. 🙂

WE PRAY YOU DO…because this world appears to be getting DARK and HIS LOVE is the only LIGHT that will LAST for ETERNITY!!!

In His Grace,

E

26 Apr 2013

HOLD FAST….HELP IS ON THE WAY!!!

Am certain by now that ya’ll have noticed a few things. One is that WE LOVE GOD and people, and two is that we LOVE music and  three we LOVE movies. A few years ago, we watched a movie called “August Rush.” In the film, the woman has a child prematurely and then her father takes the child from her and tells her it died. But, she always feels like something is missing. The story is about healing really, in the heart. How an Orphan becomes adopted back into the fold of family. 

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This morning when waking, I was very tired and wanted to go back to sleep. But, GOD. Thankfully, it is a beautiful sunny day! So, that does make getting up a bit easier. 🙂 I kept hearing lyrics to a song called HOLD FAST by Mercy ME. The point of the song is simple. GOD will NOT FAIL!!!

It is the same point as the movie “August Rush.” We are adopted into the family of GOD, free from the FOG of this world, and accepted into the midst of HIS. There is a spirit of adoption, and it is beautiful. It is angelic, and full of LOVE. It is one of the many reasons people desire to adopt nowadays. They have this LOVE inside and want to share it. 

We have always known we will adopt, in GOD’s time. When I was a little girl, my mother would say you need A LOT of LOVE. She was right, but what was not mentioned was just how much GOD had given me to share. Our job as Humans, especially children of GOD, is to be loving and kind. 

We look at the world and wonder how many are taught that nowadays. But, times they will ALWAYS change, and the enemy will always try and undermine God. But, the fact is, he cannot. GOD is bigger, He always will be. He has saved our lives too many times to count, and the lives of countless others we know. 

When you are healing, and wounds feel like they will never heal, remember this, HOLD FAST, HELP IS ON THE WAY. He doesn’t give up on us, and never leaves us or forsakes us, so we have to let HIM move on our behalf. 

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Today, the 23rd, the BIBLICAL number of death. We are choosing to die to ourselves, once again. To wait on GOD and serve HIM patiently knowing that wonderful things are in store for those who choose HIS ways. 

GOD can use anything, this has been proven time and time again. Yet, people still try and limit HIM. The reason we believe this happens is because it was what they were taught to do. God gave us free will, and He will not come against it. He will go around it, above it, and even through it sometimes if necessary, but NEVER against it. Our will is a gift we were given to choose God. 

The LORD does not want us as prisoners. We are FREE in HIM, and who the son sets FREE is FREE indeed!!!!!!!

Yesterday Sarah Elizabeth was talking about school. She has been doing a reading assignment and misplaced the paper. She said, ” if I do well i get a trophy, but I don’t need a trophy.” It was such a profound statement about our world. Love how GOD uses HIS kids. SO, today we say GOD something is missing in Heaven, if u want her to find it, make a way. 🙂

The pictures posted today on here represent the movie mentioned. One is of the mother, another of the son, and the 3rd of the child as he has grown. The family is  a family of music and LOVE and God, whether they know that last one or not. What drew us to the film was the purity of the story. 

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God can and WILL take ANY tragedy or challenge  and use it for HIS GLORY and purpose!!!

One other reason I sense we were drawn to the story of this family in the movie, is because at the time, it was just me, Sarah and Tim. We have gone through many transitions. One is that we now go by new names in our new place where we live. He is David, I am Ellie, or Eleanor, and Sarah is Sarah E. Watching the film when we were going through difficulty, gave us HOPE that GOD would move and things would get better as we grew in HIM. They have, and do every single day. We are humbled and grateful. 

Lastly, I was on FB yesterday and saw someone post a picture of a woman in Boston. She had lost a leg. But, oh the JOY in her eyes when she vowed to dance and teach again, and RUN again! See, now THAT is GOD. May he grow her led back for HIS GLORY and all the others who will receive it. He can do it! NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE for GOD!!!!!!!

Love to you ALL this beautiful day 🙂

In His Grace,

E

23 Apr 2013

KEEP it CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!

First, our sincere apologies that this did not get published. We thought it was already.

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When we were children our parents, most of them, would say to us, “CLEAN YOUR ROOM!” Now, for some of you, this was irritating, for others, it was comforting. Everyone reacts differently, based on their wounds. We have to understand that was actually training for us. There is positive training and negative training.

For me personally, back then I would roll my eyes, and do it, but under duress. Our kids, thankfully do it with JOY, because they know that ALL they do is for GOD. 🙂 Thank you LORD!!! May that multiply all across the land. Because as we are certain you have noticed,  there seems to be a lack of respect being taught these days.

Cleaning the room is a simple process actually. It just involves straightening and putting away things that clutter the area. Every Saturday, which is Sabbath, our children clean rooms. We say plural, because even though we only have currently one child walking around, we know GOD is setting the stage for more. WE speak FAITH in HIM, because HE cannot fail!

We and they are learning that as we clean up a little at a time, the Saturday chore does not seem as overwhelming. 🙂 Even this morning when she woke up, she had forgotten to do some things. SO, we were led to have her write out what she forgot. My mother, who was a teacher, was used by God to teach me that when we write something out, we remember it better. I think that is part of why GOD called me to writing. 🙂

When I am led to sit with GOD and write, it is a beautiful time to just listen to what He desires me to say. Something will come to my mind, after having study with HIM, and then will be led to type it. IT is wonderful, and I thank GOD that He uses it for HIS purpose and GLORY!

Even when I was very wounded, He could use me and even when you are wounded, He can use you. But, He can use us even more when we are CLEAN!

Part of keeping the house clean is SPIRITUAL as well. This means we must consistently go to GOD and ask HIM to cleanse our homes, the places where we dwell. SO, home is where the heart is right? That means when we carry GOD in our hearts, home is wherever we go in HIM!!!

We are spirit (mind), body and soul right? SO, when our houses, or temples, are not clean our soul most importantly is dirty. SO is our body and our mid as well! We cause monuments to our soul when we leave wounds on them. A monument is also known as an idol. Then we begin to worship what wounds us. We make IT OUR GOD!!!

Since we have been soaking in the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS, we have seen huge transformation already. We had so many soul wounds from deep hurts inside, that we were fighting for years. We would be blessed to have someone come and clean for us at our physical home. We still are blessed with this from time to time. God has made those times that people come clean, for us to be used by HIM to minister to them and for fellowship. 🙂

WE have seen many people healed, in their soul and that healing begin to develop in their houses! That means their physical, spiritual and emotional have come into unity, and there is LOVE at the CORE!!!

Nowadays when we watch TV, listen to music, or go out somewhere, we pray the BLOOD of JESUS cover us, and the place where we are, and ask the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS to shine upon any wounds needing healing, one at a time, as He shows us. We take communion, pretty much daily, and anoint  ourselves daily as well. This is part of HOUSE CLEANING!

When watching comedy before, it would bug us when people cussed, we had deep soul wounds about condemnation. Now, we can tolerate it, but it does not inflict wounds on our house! Hallelujah!!!

Beloved precious people. because we are HUMAN and GOD loves us so much, the evil in the world, sent by the enemy of our soul, HATES us. SO, we have to LOVE the HELL out, literally of each other!

DO GOD a favor and start keeping IT clean! Be a space invader to the enemy and USE the authority GOD has given you according to HIS WORD!!!

Love to you all, praying for you and always standing in HIM for HIS GLORY!!!!

In His Grace,

23 Apr 2013

You DROPPED a BOMB on ME!!!

Yesterday I began reflecting on all the horrific events we, as a country have experienced. As I did, in prayer, the scripture I received was this, “what was meant for our harm, HE will use for our good.”  After watching the reports the we were led to, it was so interesting to see people coming together not just in the human spirit, but many in the SPIRIT of the LORD. 

In devotion time today, we asked our child to pick a scripture to reflect on today. She was silent for a moment, and then said,”Exodus.” It was amazing to us, kind of a GOD wink, because D’s business God has given him is called that. It is Exodus Consulting. 🙂 The scripture was in CH 7 where Moses and Aaron go to meet with Pharaoh. 

 

THE FIRE that is HOLY will UNDO what is UNHOLY!!!

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They went to see him, and truly dropped a spiritual bomb on him. But, GOD hardened his heart so he would not give in to the demands. Look at our country. Could GOD be doing the same thing around us? I mean, it’s possible. There is no IMPOSSIBLE with GOD. 

yes, judgement is here, and yes GOD is handling things, but we also know we have an enemy after the people of GOD and just people in general. The demonic hate HUMANITY because GOD loves us so very much. After all, our FATHER sent HIS SON to DIE so we could experience FREEDOM. America does not get credit for that. ONLY GOD gets the GLORY for creating the HOME of the FREE and the LAND of the BRAVE!

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THE LOVE of GOD will UNDO the HATE!!!!

 

There was a song in my head from my past, in fact when I was abt 9 years old, I recall it on the radio. Guess what it was called? You guessed it, ” You dropped a bomb on me.” I remember being at the pool, where my oldest brother Brad was life guarding. I would hear it and sing along, not really then, understanding what it was about. Later I started to realize the CORE of that song was about bad news. 

When the bombs here in our country began going off, I kept hearing that song. The enemy has a job, to scare the bejeezus out of us. Meaning to rid us of our connection to GOD. But, guess what folks, so does GOD and HIS JOB is so very much BIGGER and MORE IMPORTANT!!! One has a job to spread HATE and the other LOVE. 

So, today on this 18th day of April, we have to continue rejoicing in HIM. I mentioned the date because it is the BIBLICAL number of BONDAGE. GOD ALONE is the BONDAGE BREAKER!!!! We must keep praising HIM, no matter how it appears. We must speak LIFE and ask GOD to shine the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS on ALL our wounds that we have let the enemy make. Jesus was never wounded until HE received our sin. For the BLOOD of JESUS, an atonement, cleanses us. Also, the LIGHT of JESUS, and HIS GLORY brings healing to our wounds. 

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HE WILL COME in FIRE and GLORY!!!!! LORD we pray you tarry, so your perfect WILL can be done on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN. 

 

WE are FREE not just because of the country or even the people who fight for it, but because of GOD in them and around them and us!!!! WE are FREE first and foremost because JESUS atoned for our SINS (Secrets IN Natural Spirit), meaning HE took them from US because HE LOVES us so very deeply. This truly is the greatest gift, anyone could receive, EVER!!!!

Yes, the world and the one who temporarily is trying to wreak havoc in it, will try to drop more and more BOMBS on us. But, please do not give attention, except to inform others. Address it in prayer of course, but do not be like THIS world, in response. Be like JESUS in response, in peace no matter the explosions. There will be GOOD explosions too, HE promises this as we OBEY HIM. 

His word says, “he will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind is fixed on HIM.” Let us remember that as the “BOMBS” keep coming. Our GOD is GREATER and STRONGER! No COMPARISON! Praying He regrows and resurrects as well as RESTORES what was lost, and as soul wounds heal, command the demonic activity to cease and desist for HIS GLORY to have a chance to HEAL US COMPLETELY. In Jesus NAME and BLOOD. 

May HIS GLORY SHINE on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN. It is the prayer we were given to begin with, the LORD’s PRAYER! 

We will be doing probably next week on SPREAKER a series on BOMBS. It will explore more in depth the spiritual side as well as the physical and how they correlate. 

David was given some insight on certain words, and He wanted to add his 25 cents in, so will have him close us out. 🙂

Hi… David here – 

last night Ellie tried to say ‘Cease and Desist’ but instead she said ‘Cyst and Decease’.  it was a simple transliteration but it was intriguing to look at.  the first one sounds like ‘cease and decyst’ which would be to stop and to remove a protective coating or shell –> leading to health.  the second one sounds like ‘cyst and decease’ which would be to add a cyst and to die –> leading to death.  interesting.

 

To close: as mentioned on the spreaker podcast I have run into a theological question that I wanted your opinion on:

‘we do not war against flesh and blood but powers and dominions set high in heavenly places’.  ok so how do we apply that to a confontation with an annoying neighbor?  his flesh and blood are annoying, we need to do something.  we could pray hell fire and brimstone, but that doesn’t seem quite right.  this verse suggests we use the sword of the spirit to fight against the spirit world.  

– my question is: can i fight against the neighbor’s spirit or do I have to only fight against the demonic powers controlling my neighbors spirit like a puppet master?  let the debate begin…

We LOVE YOU ALL and hope by HIS GRACE, that He has given through us, and FACE of GRACE, FOOD for thought and spiritual digestion!!!

In HIS GRACE,

E & D & Sarah E 

 

 

 

18 Apr 2013

The Chocolate Factory!!!

How many people LOVE chocolate? Everyone raise their hand now. 🙂 I cannot imagine having a world without it. Just like, I cannot imagine a world without GOD!!!!!!!!!!

Today, as I woke I felt a strong stirring that the CHOCOLATE FACTORY like Willie Wonka spoke of, is like the Kingdom of Heaven. Specifically, it is like the parts that we are supposed to bring to earth! We call upon HIM and HE moves in us and through us to do so. 🙂

Bear with me on this one. A few days ago, someone sent me a message about a teaching that they read on prosperity. Now remember, prosperity is not just about money. In fact, THAT is actually only a very small part of it. It is really about becoming the sharpest tool in the shed. See, God gives us all a body, which is HIS temple. 

Our job is to work with HIM and in HIM as well to honor it. Also, of course to honor the one who created it, from HIS awesome LOVE!!!! 🙂

So, back to the Chocolate Factory, at the end of the film, Charlie, the main character is TESTED by the famous Willy Wonka. He decides to do the right thing, and walk away, instead of to be vengeful.Then what happens? Oh yeah, He gets the whole THING!!!!! Not just the chocolate, but ALL of it!!!!

Years ago, in prayer we felt that we were shown that our job is not just to spread the gospel literally, but as it says in the word, to work with GOD for THY KINGDOM to COME on EARTH as it is IN HEAVEN. This means, when we have an issue, we can actually not just pray about it, but go there with God and address it! Hallelujah!!!!

Now, God works according to our faith right? So many people have said, I wish I had your faith, and we remind them, GOD has OUR FAITH in HIS HANDS! For the FAITH is in HIM, and NOT in us. In fact, what we were led to realize is, when we doubt, it is because of ourselves, and NOT God. 

So, a sin against self, God’s temple, creates those wounds, which lead to cycles of doubt. So, as the wounds heal, we can tell the devil to GO and he actually has to OBEY!!!! Because GOD in us, as well as us, united is telling him to back down!

Yesterday we had NEW LIFE hit our family! We now have 4 baby kittens. 🙂 It was amazing, because there was a trial we have been going through for years, and when we got this cat, it instantly bonded with our daughter. So, I didn’t think much of it. But, at first, we thought she was a he and the he that was the daddy was a she. LOL (Love our LORD)

The hilarious thing is they were backwards, and GOD made it work for HIS GLORY, just like with us. We started out not understanding what God wanted. So, because we were trained to, and many other reasons, we often rebelled. We always asked forgiveness, and learned A TON along the way. God is restoring the years the Locusts have eaten, and now we will finally get the CHOCOLATE FACTORY! 

Meaning, we will get what GOD desires for us, because we have been tested and tried and tested and tried, and we will be tested and tried some more. Hallelujah!!!! Just cannot boast enough about how GLORIOUS our GOD is!!!!

Lord, thank you for forgiving us, for delivering us, and resurrecting us daily. For surely we are seeing the GLORY and salvation of our ALMIGHTY GOD in action. We praise you ALWAYS, for only YOU alone are worthy.

You promised to finish the work that you started, and here you are doing as you said. For you are not a man that you should lie! We sing your praises now and FOREVER!!!!!!

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GLORY FIRE!!!!!

The BLOOD is for the SIN and the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS is for the wound!!!!!

To those who pray faithfully for US, GOD is about to BREAKTHROUGH like never before!!!

Praise our awesome GOD!!!! Multiply it LORD for your GLORY!

 

In His Grace,

E

 

15 Apr 2013

The WOUNDS He is HEALING!

Today, I woke up thinking about wounds. How many of us have been wounded? The world looks at healing from a MIND, BODY, and SOUL which is interesting. When Jesus speaks of Healing it is SOUL, BODY, and SPIRIT. It is like the world combines the soul and spirit, yet they are very separate.

A few days ago we were led to listen to a series, that God gave Katie Souza on healing soul wounds. It is a fascinating series, if some of you have not heard it. It focuses on how the GLORY light of JESUS heals our soul wounds. Wounds are like puzzle pieces. Every time God heals one, a piece to HIS puzzle, falls into place. 🙂

God uses dreams and visions to show us what LIES (LIVES) within our soul. The enemy uses what is there and creates, LIES to manipulate us. Then, we become like puppets on a string. There are demons that are often attached to the wounds, but we cannot be used as effectively to handle them, until JESUS, the son of GOD, united with PAPA, and the Holy Spirit, heals the wounds.

 

This PICTURE personifies the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS as it HEALS, DELIVERS and SAVES us!!!

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The person who did this teaching, as God led, has an amazing testimony. She was an extreme addict, and even was imprisoned in this world, in more ways than one. Praise GOD he delivered her! praise GOD that HE is delivering others through her too!!!

He says we overcome by the BLOOD of the LAMB and the WORD of our testimony. THIS is GOD’s LOVE in MOTION!!!

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Last time, we were led to speak on FIRE. That which was unholy and that which was HOLY. That fire is used to burn off iniquities and sins that are hidden in our wounds, and in some cases, as a woman I say this, our womb. Men, cannot birth children through a physical womb, but they do have a spiritual womb. It is a place where GOD births His visions in us. We all have THAT!

I remember one time, when God was teaching us about the wounds He has healed, we were led to cry out and ask HIM to manifest and heal us. The healing had already happened in the SPIRIT, but we desired to see the GLORY shine in the natural. He has that desire FOR us to. The word says He will give us the desires of our heart, but we cannot RECEIVE them when we STAY wounded.

The soul TIES we develop, block the soul WOUNDS from being healed. God has us working on a book for marriage, but it is also for relationships. It is called “The TIE that BINDS.” The whole purpose is to share our testimony, that we are learning daily to ONLY BIND ourselves to GOD. To be bound only to HIS ways, HIS LAWS of LOVE, and HIS vision.

The name of the blog is titled this way because we are NOT 100% healed, and won’t be until we enter into Heaven, but we are 100% whole in HIM! He has healed the wounds, and we are seeing HIS healing SHOW UP and multiply!!!

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Scriptures we were LED to today…

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053:5&version=AMP

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2012:9&version=AMP

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2037%20:%201-13&version=AMP

God has led us to use SPREAKER as a ministry platform for Face of Grace ministry, the one He has given us to steward.

He gave us a 3 part series on WOUNDS. The first part has already been recorded and is available now. May it BLESS you ALL greatly, and may HEALING, DELIVERANCE and SALVATIONS accompany it all the way to GOD’s GLORY GATES!

In His Grace,

E

12 Apr 2013

PLAY WITH FIRE…YOU WILL GET BURNED!!!

Today, as we came out of about 2 weeks of challenges, I was reminded that the Refiner’s FIRE is good, necessary and important. When we play with FIRE, we will likely GET BURNED. But, here is the question, what kind of fire are we playing with? Is it HOLY fire or UNHOLY?

I lived in a specific state for almost 10 years. Referring to geographically, emotionally and spiritually speaking. When I was moved from that place, I was reminded of something a relative said to me. “Don’t play with FIRE, or YOU will GET BURNED.” I remember thinking well, maybe I WANT to GET BURNED.

My husband had lived there for almost 20 years, and really until the last  8 years, had not had much change in his life. Thankfully, GOD got a hold of him in a new way, and he has learned and is learning that GOD’s arms are a safe place to be. He was very angry at God, and He is now starting to understand that was playing a HUGE role in his health and also the health of those around him that he loved, and that God loves.

The fact is, there is NO WAY to avoid getting burned in this life. The more we try to avoid it, the more burned we will get. For years people have just been ignoring the enemy. Many of them have been burnt to a crisp, and some have not lived to tell about it. 🙁 Thankfully, some have, and we can say, as ones who have that getting burned hurts like HELL.

That is at first anyway, because eventually the flames that feel like HELL, begin to feel like HEAVEN. We can get BURNED by GOD, or BURNED by the enemy. The burns from the enemy come from soul wounds. These are places, people, and circumstances that happen that affect our soul.

We were listening to a wonderful teaching regarding this. It spoke about the GLORY LIGHT of JESUS. When that shines on our soul wounds, we have healing take place. It is like FIRE, in some cases, it even burns. The HOLY LIGHT, and FIRE of GOD burn off the iniquities of sin, and places where sin entered in.

One example they gave was a woman who had experienced abuse. The woman giving the teaching was shown that this other woman needed to repent. Immediately, she got defensive and said, “why should I? I mean, I was the one who got hurt, the victim. ” Because of her reaction, she eventually knew she MUST REPENT for letting the soul wound be made, and not fighting back. This women did, and found much FREEDOM in place of it.

When we are naturally passive, we can get burned, when we are aggressive we can get burned. GOD says very clearly, there is a TIME for everything. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%203&version=AMP

He also talks about that somethings must be burned with HOLY FIRE. Here is a great link we were led to regarding this.

http://www.jimfeeney.org/burning-holy-fire.html

Here is another link that talks about UNHOLY FIRE.

http://journey66.blogspot.com/2010/02/unholy-fire.html

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THE LOVE of GOD brings transformation from the UNHOLY FIRE to the HOLY FIRE!

We have had many things that most would consider crises. But, we saw them as challenges that lead to growth. Remember it is not whether we sin, but it IS whether we let SIN WOUND us. It is wise to just repent, or choose to change as GOD leads, daily, dwelling on HIS word and promises, instead of THIS world and how it may appear. For, it is GOD ALONE who overcomes the sin in us!

The fact is, when we PLAY with FIRE we WILL GET BURNED. But, maybe we need to be, so that we can be FREE from the bondage of THIS world in which, we are told to be ALIEN of.

Our daughter had to stay home because of something that came up with school. This circumstance, we have been through a few times. Every single time it comes about we are under a lot of stress. Usually we are burning the candle at both ends, and being stretched way too thin, because we are trying to be helpful, and we end up overextending ourselves. In this case, it gave us all a break that we really needed. Was it easy, nope, but it was WAY easier than before, because we did not FIGHT the refinement.

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Like when Shedrach, Meshach, and Abednigo went in the fire, GOD was with them, and HE alone protected them. IN GOD is the only time the UNHOLY FIRE cannot touch us!!!!

Our prayer is that GOD possess us and cause our YES to be YES and NO to be NO. But, sometimes we do falter, and thankfully GOD has a way of cleaning up our messes for sure. Hallelujah for that! Our goal as parents and as COGS (Children of GOD Supers) is to create a safe place to land, when we fail. This happens in our lives by consistent surrender to GOD and HIS ways. he gives us a safe place to FALL.

Being burned with HIS FIRE is an aspect of GOD’s LOVE. Definitely has not always been our favorite aspect, but it IS a part of the process, and it MUST happen for HIS GLORY to shine! After all, GOD births HIS GLORY in PEACE, not in  CHAOS.

Lord, bring us GLORIFIED PEACE through your REFINING FIRE!!!!

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Have your way, and we thank YOU in advance for KEEPING YOUR WORD!!!

One time a few years back GOD showed us that we were Cowkids. Meaning, hubby is a Cowboy, I am a Cowgirl, and our kids are Cowkids. God says let the little children come unto me. he wants us to come in purity, with ALL the IMPURITIES burned away….IN HIS HOLY FIRE! We are renegades fro CHRIST and in it to WIN it for HIM and IN HIM!!! Rebellion is bad, but FREEDOM is GREAT! Hallelujah!!!!

In His Grace,

E

10 Apr 2013

WAKE UP the NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

It is time like never before to wake up from the typical day to day. Remember in scripture where it says that Christ will come like a thief in the night? God is not saying never have fun, never go out, never fellowship with friends, never watch tv. He is just saying pay attention to what you are digesting. He says that is scripture. Be alert, keep watch! 

 

The enemy comes like a roaring LION, but NOT as one. GOD is the LION of JUDAH! The enemy is here only to mock God, and God uses him and his attempts to humble us. God says if my people humble themselves and pray. THEN I will answer. But, we should keep in mind that prayer without repentance is NOT powerful prayer. ~

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When I was a child, I loved crazy movies like Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. I always thought the silliness far out weighed the bad stuff. But, let’s look at the story. It is about a girl, who is raised in a very overly structured way, and all she wants to do is get away from the rules and regulations. Here is a link that describes it.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_Just_Want_to_Have_Fun_(film)

 

As a kid I understood her feeling that way. But, I never took into consideration then, the rebellion that was involved. She ignored her parents rules, put herself and others in danger, and even though it appeared to turn out all right, created a huge MESS!

How many times have we been there? How many times have we, knowing that it was wrong, made a decision that affected more than just us? I know I have countless times, as has my husband, and thankfully our children will not be taking that road, by God’s Grace. Because the curses against us, have been broken! We pray that multiplies, for God’s Glory. 

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They learn as do we,  in a safe way, not to rebel against God. That doing anything other than God’s will is literally falling asleep to HIS plans. This has been the enemies plan all along. Send people to movies, and cause them to get distracted, give them tv shows that are intriguing and hide symbolism within. Does anyone need help understanding  that there is a WAR going on around us?

There is retaliation all over the place, for stepping out and standing in FAITH. But, we know GOD is bigger. The title of this blog entry came from a song in that movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. There is a scene, where people break into a party and absolutely destroy the house. On screen destruction can look hysterical  but off screen, not so much. 

We are not supposed to be just sitting around not praying, not trusting GOD. Those are the times, when we are, for all intensive purposes sleeping, that the enemy comes to pounce. He comes to pounce in many ways. The sleeping is not  always literal, and thankfully GOD never sleeps. He is up 24/7 dealing with our lives, because He loves us. 

That does not mean that He never gets angry. In fact, if we don’t wake up spiritually, then GOD will deal with us and our families even more harshly. If we are not doing it HIS way, then what comes against us will not be able to be fought. God can do anything and He can UNDO anything, but when we are given into torment, it happens because we are disobeying GOD. 

 

What does the BIBLE say about rebellion?

 

It’s simple really, and the choice is ours, and has been from the beginning, since the Garden of Eden. Do we live our life FOR God or against HIM? We say WAKE up the NEIGHBORHOODS, cause if not, they could die in their sleep, and never make it into Heaven. 

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In His Grace

E

03 Apr 2013