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Obedience or Sacrifice?

This morning, I almost got up at 3am to write this. I woke and had a challenge getting back to sleep. Thank GOD for HIS Grace. As I was trying to go back to sleep, I kept hearing this title, for this entry. Obedience or sacrifice? We know God’s word says, Obedience is better than sacrifice. What we may not be aware of is why. 

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We currently have people who are very hurt, angry and entitled in the world, right? However, we also have people who are loving, kind and righteous in Christ. The first group of people are influenced by evil, sacrificial in all they do. Yet, some may think they are obeying God. The second type, likely is obeying God. Because what they know that the first group does not is simple. GOD has to do it ALL!!!

THIS obedient sacrifice was made for us. It was done so that WE would know how much we are LOVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should we not LOVE HIM back, by obeying HIS ways? INDEED, we SHOULD!!!!!

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http://www.openbible.info/topics/obedience

SCRIPTURES on OBEDIENCE 

In the name of JESUS, I repent on behalf of those who try and do ALL things themselves for self or others; only allowing GOD to look on. Those who are binding themselves to demonic garbage, instead of the one who LOVES us, even unto the point of death. When Christ died, we died with HIM. Do we really understand that? 

Are we really comprehending that everything, absolutely everything evil, demonic, satanic, whatever it be called, came on JESUS. our brother, when HE died for our sins? He took them ALL. SO, why are we being led by selfishness? Why do so many of us have sacrificial hearts? Is it because we were taught to be that way?

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I ask this day, for agreement, on the day of LAW and testimony. As the threats of war and such seem to be arising more, GOD forgive us, and may we forgive each other LORD.  Because it is time that we turn to you in 100% obedience. That we come, not just begging for help, but being willing for you to take away ALL that needs to go, for you to get the GLORY. 

This day, may as many hearts that are willing, be transformed into OBEDIENT ones. Because, those with sacrificial hearts may believe they are serving GOD, but they are in bondage, imprisoned by the enemy. Jesus came to set the captives free, so why are so many still just barely surviving?

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Consider Abraham, He was willing to sacrifice Isaac, but He did not. Why? Because GOD intervened, HE did not WANT his sacrifice, all HE desired was the obedient heart. The main point here is, any sacrifice made on our own, is not good. ALL things must be done with GOD doing them through us. There is such a thing as obedient sacrifice, and that is what was done on the cross. HIS obedience however superseded the sacrifice. It led the way, then and now to show us how to OBEY first. The more we do so, the less sacrificial we become. 

http://www.openbible.info/topics/self_sacrifice

CHOOSE this day, whom YOU and your family will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Our Heavenly Father, His son JESUS Christ of Nazareth, and the Holy Spirit. No matter what we must endure, we will OBEY GOD. 

LOVED this picture….the dogs are so OBEDIENT, they are not even remotely interested in chasing the cat. GO GOD!!!!!!

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In His Grace and GLORY,

 

10 Sep 2013

Are we still?

This topic is so important. The word of GOD commands us to “Be still and KNOW that HE is GOD.” It is a statement and a command. Our children and HIS first, are learning just how BIG and POWERFUL our GOD is. Have you noticed? Do you, or do we take time to be still and see this? Specifically, that scripture says, “Be still and know that I AM God.” The reason it says this is simple. HE is the GREAT “I AM.” He is over ALL things.

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Most of us have 9-5 jobs right? SO how can we be still and know that HE is GOD? This is not an easy process, but it IS a very NECESSARY one. How can we rejoice in sufferings? How can we take time away from responsibilities? The answer is WE can’t. But, GOD in us can. We simply have to ask HIM to do so through us, and then get out of HIS way. 

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WE must DRINK of HIS LIFE WATER and BE REFRESHED. ~

I remember years ago, at FCA camp, where I became a Christian, I heard a song.  The song was called, “I will call upon the Lord.” Here is the FULL song.

I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies, oh yeah
I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted
The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted

I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted
The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted

I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised
So shall I be saved from my enemies

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted
The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted
The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock
And let the God of my salvation be exalted

Read more: Petra – I Will Call Upon The Lord Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

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Do we call upon HIM just in stillness? Well, NO. But, the fact is, it is during the stillness that we can HEAR HIM best. It does NOT, in any way shape of form mean that we cannot hear him otherwise. WE can….but when we first begin to hear HIM, we have to be still, quiet and humbled before HIM to get clarity. 

Faith takes practice….It is a MUSCLE. It is perhaps the most important ONE we have. If we are not consistently going into battle, through HIM for our family, friends and loved ones, then are we walking in obedience? The battle is HIS, yes. But does that make us not needed? Nope, because HE uses US to fight it. 

God can do battle on HIS own, and at times He will. But remember there is a TIME for everything. We have heard people say, “Well I can’t do it like you.” Our response is, “Neither can WE.” Anything we do well, GOD does, period. He gets 100% of the GLORY always. 

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Ecclesiastes 3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,

3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,

4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,

7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,

8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What profit remains for the worker from his toil?

10 I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to get and do good as long as they live;

13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

14 I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].

15 That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].

16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.

17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.

18 I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.

19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a [a]man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?

22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him back to see what will happen after he is gone?

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:19 Does the Bible really teach that “a man has no preeminence over a beast”? No! The Bible only records that the book of Ecclesiastes says it. Then why is this book in the Bible? Can it possibly be called inspired by God when it makes such “under the sun” pronouncements, some only partially true, others entirely false? Here is the tested answer: “Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching … reproof… correction, for instruction… in righteousness.” (II Tim. 3:16 asv.) The divine purpose in including Ecclesiastes in the Bible is obvious. It gives a startling picture of how fatal it is for even the wisest of men to substitute man’s “wisdom” for God’s wisdom, and to attempt to live by it. Solomon’s reign began with God, gold, and glory. It ended with bafflement, brass, and bewildered acceptance of man’s having “no preeminence over a beast”!—man, who was made “in the image and likeness of God” (Gen. 1:27) and “but little lower than God [or heavenly beings]”! (Ps. 8:5.)

I LOVE how GOD works, because I had a challenge waking up today. I very rarely take medicine, and I never do so without praying over it first. You need to understand that there is a demon of pharmacia. In fact, the Hebrew word for “sorcerer” is the same root word from which we get the modern term “pharmacy.”

 http://zedek.us/mystery/pharmacia-sorcery-disguised-as-medicine/. This link is helpful to explain more.

But, that does not mean GOD cannot use medicine. HE can use anything and anyone, He just excuses nothing and no one as well.  GOD even used a donkey. He has no limitations. Anyway, I was led to take a mild sleeping pill. I had been having some challenges with sleeping. I had a GREAT nights sleep, PRAISE GOD, but was a tad sleepy this morning. Remember, He works according to the measure of FAITH. HE is awesome about meeting us where we are. Such a MIGHTY GOD!!!

The enemy got my attention for a minute, but guess what? SO DID GOD, and He gets more than a minute. I was annoyed at first  with the minor morning spiritual hiccups, but once awake, it was battle time. GO GOD!!!!!! The minute we wake up, and open our eyes, we have entered a war zone. Can we be still in a war zone? The answer is YES!!!!!!!!! Because stillness is about PEACE and REST in HIM. He is not just saying be quiet, but that is part if it. He is saying this, “Quiet your hearts in me.” This means, we have to come and lay everything before HIM. 

Now THAT is a task. Coming to GOD and saying not just YOUR will over mine GOD, but HIS will in ALL things. I find myself repenting a lot, but that is the best place to be. DO you know how much JOY comes with repentance? When we say GOD, I am sorry for trying to make it go my way, please have your way through me, and in the world you created that I am blessed to live in, there are so many gifts that come in return. The best gift of ALL is the LOVE that washes over us, and cleans us off once again through HIS precious BLOOD. 

I remember being 9 years old, especially now because our daughter is almost 8. I look at her and ask GOD to remind me. I say LORD show me what it felt like then. SO, I can pray for her, that THOSE feelings are released. I daily Praise GOD that we have JESUS to intercede for us. We often ask people to pray because GOD prompts us to. I believe the reason He does this is simple. GOD wants us to be in unity and to receive, or partake of each other’s blessings. Yes, what GOD has for us is for us, but this means that it is for us, to SHARE. 

This has been a long entry, but I thank GOD for laying this in my spirit today. When the enemy attacks your mind and tells you evil things, ask GOD to rebuke him. GOD will often do so through you. The enemy will tell you, “you are a horrible spouse, parent, child of God, person, etc..” But, those are ALL lies. When you take a moment to see who GOD says you are, YOU will receive the TRUTH, and be set free. 

THIS is who we ARE in CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.openbible.info/topics/who_am_i_in_christ

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 8:1 ESV 

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 1:12 ESV / 72 

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 12:2 ESV 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

John 15:5 ESV 

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Corinthians 12:27 ESV 

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Philippians 3:20 ESV 

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

John 15:15 ESV 

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

1 John 4:4 ESV 

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Galatians 3:26 ESV 

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 ESV

For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Romans 5:1 ESV 

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:18 ESV 

And, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV 

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Acts 1:8 ESV 

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Ephesians 2:6 ESV 

And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 6:17 ESV 

But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.

Ephesians 2:18 ESV 

For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

1 John 5:18 ESV 

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV 

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Colossians 3:12 ESV 

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV 

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

John 3:16 ESV 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 5:14-15 ESV

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV 

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

1 Peter 2:5 ESV 

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:15 ESV 

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

1 John 1:9 ESV 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Philippians 1:6 ESV 

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

James 1:22 ESV 

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Colossians 1:13 ESV 

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

Ephesians 1:7-8 ESV 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight

Ephesians 1:5 ESV 

He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

John 15:16 ESV 

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Ephesians 4:1 ESV 

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Romans 5:19 ESV 

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

James 4:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Galatians 2:20 ESV 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV 

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Philippians 4:13 ESV 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:22 ESV 

He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

2 Corinthians 1:22 ESV 

And who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV 

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

Romans 8:17 ESV 

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV 

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …

Matthew 5:14 ESV

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:13 ESV 

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Ephesians 6:11 ESV 

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV 

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …

Ephesians 3:12 ESV 

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Matthew 5:16 ESV 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 139:14 ESV 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Colossians 3:3 ESV 

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 2:10 ESV 

And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

Ephesians 4:30 ESV 

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Galatians 4:6 ESV 

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV 

For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Colossians 1:14 ESV 

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Philippians 4:19 ESV 

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:21 ESV

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us,

1 Corinthians 1:2 ESV 

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

Romans 8:28 ESV 

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 5:8 ESV 

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 17:17 ESV 

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 11:40 ESV 

Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”

1 Peter 5:8 ESV 

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV 

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

2 Corinthians 5:15 ESV 

And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Romans 12:3 ESV 

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Romans 10:9 ESV

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 6:23 ESV 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 3:23 ESV 

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 15:10 ESV 

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

John 14:6 ESV 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 8:12 ESV 

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Matthew 6:14-15 ESV 

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV 

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

1 John 1:1-10 ESV 

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. …

1 Peter 3:15 ESV 

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Colossians 2:7 ESV

Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV 

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Ephesians 2:1 ESV 

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

Ephesians 1:14 ESV

Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Romans 5:11 ESV

More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Psalm 5:3 ESV 

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Colossians 3:13 ESV 

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Galatians 6:10 ESV 

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 ESV 

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 6:1 ESV 

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV 

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

1 Corinthians 15:3-6 ESV 

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 12:7 ESV 

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Romans 12:1 ESV 

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 1:16 ESV

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

John 15:1-5 ESV 

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Matthew 16:18 ESV 

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:15 ESV 

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV 

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV 

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ephesians 6:14 ESV 

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; …

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ESV

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.

Romans 10:17 ESV 

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 6:1-2 ESV 

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

John 5:39 ESV 

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

Mark 1:35 ESV 

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Matthew 5:23-24 ESV 

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Proverbs 12:1-28 ESV 

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. …

Psalm 139:23 ESV 

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Psalm 119:11 ESV 

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 66:18 ESV 

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Psalm 45:13 ESV 

All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.

Revelation 20:11-15 ESV 

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 12:10 ESV 

And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

James 5:16 ESV / 

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 1:5 ESV

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV 

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 3:1 ESV 

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,

Hebrews 2:11 ESV 

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Ephesians 2:2 ESV 

In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

Ephesians 1:1 ESV 

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

John 15:1 ESV 

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

Luke 9:23 ESV 

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Proverbs 10:1-32 ESV 

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. …

1 Timothy 6:15 ESV 

Which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

Colossians 1:23 ESV

If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

John 10:22-30 ESV 

At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. …

Isaiah 62:4 ESV

You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Isaiah 43:4 ESV 

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

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IT is HIS TIME…

SEE finally who you ARE, and more importantly who HE makes you, and me. GOD shines through us. HIS Grace is still sufficient, but we must come with hearts that are repenting, to actually grasp it, and see it envelop our lives. 

In HIS GRACE and GLORY,

E

 

03 Sep 2013

Will you take position?

We have covered this topic before. But, it needs to keep being addressed. God repeated many things in scripture, because He knew our brain needed healing. In this season, people are, as a whole very aware of threats of additional war. But, what they may not be as aware of, is the WAR in the Heavens.

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Yet, THIS is the most important one. WE ALL have position in God’s Army. WE are ONE BODY in HIM. Each one has a very specific purpose, uniquely designed under Heaven.  Here is the question, will we take it, receive it? Meaning, will we come under HIS wings, and allow HIM to move in, through and even around us? Will we allow GOD to fight? Because if we don’t, the end is going to be horrendous. I say this not to stir up anything negative, it is simply a fact. The bible discusses this at length.

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In this myriad of WAR we are in, it is done in the heavens, it is finished and won. However, there is still manifestation, or demonstration that MUST come to earth. Not because it has to, but because GOD promised it would. He keeps HIS promises. Thank GOD for that! He LOVES us so much. 🙂

https://bible.org/article/captain-lord%E2%80%99s-army-joshua-513-15

This is a great link that I was led to on HIS army.

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We all are at a crossroads of some sort. Our family has had a lot of change. I mean A LOT. Some good, some great and some that was a MAJOR challenge. All we can say is BUT for the GRACE and GLORY of GOD, we would have perished. Thankfully, He gives so many chances to HIS babies.

Because we LOVE Him so, we are strong advocates for HIS military. This is, in our world what looks like a “scary” time. But, the fact is, in HIM, it does not have to be scary at ALL. How many times does God command us to encourage ourselves in the LORD, or to be of good courage? Too many to count.

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I encourage you to take position in HIM, hunker down and prepare. IT will eventually get rough, but GOD will see us through. HE will, because again, HE has promised He will NEVER leave us or forsake us. THIS is not about religion, it is about relationship with GOD. It is, about not giving our enemy, or his minions an inch. Because trust us, he will take a mile, in fact a few. But GOD…

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I am so honored to be LOVED by GOD. I don’t know about ya’ll, but when the day sometimes seems darkest, I can CLING to HIS LOVE, HIS words and HIS amazing presence to bring comfort, healing and peace. No matter what our circumstance, HIS LOVE is the answer….Our family is in position. It is WAR, and it is heating up, and thank GOD. Because there will never be a time, that HE is not worthy to be praised. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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THE LORD is not going to keep waiting on us. Look around you and you will see, that HE is making a command. WE can either do it HIS way or die. Power of life and death in our tongue. IT is in what we say, how we digest, so many insights and revelations here. WE SPEAK LIFE over God’s kids, and thank GOD that vengeance is HIS, not ours.

In HIS Grace and GLORY,

E

 

02 Sep 2013

Who do YOU say that I AM?

This morning as I woke a scripture was put on my heart. It was this one in Isaiah.

These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

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I had a beautiful dream, walking with Jesus. I went to sleep feeling distraught about something, and God knew.  He knows ALL and sees ALL. See, what makes one false is the motive of our heart. GOD’s heart is 100% PURE!!!! The dream was a bit blurry as I tried to recall it, but what I was shown was “coffee/tea time” with Jesus. I was really tired, and had endured a very long couple of days. Big changes are happening in our family, by God’s Grace and for HIS Glory.

As I sat there, I could hear clearly the above scripture. I could see the sadness in HIS eyes. I realized why we are going through so much in this process. I was reminded again, never about us, always about HIM. But, I also saw HIM look at me, smile and say, “well done thy good and faithful servant.” I was so incredibly humbled. Because, I know that anything that God causes good to happen in our lives, is ALL HIM. I cannot say enough how grateful we are for HIS LOVE, GRACE, MERCY, PEACE, and JOY.

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I have had a tendency, in the past to fall into shame, when things were not going as God revealed they would. You know, like perhaps I did or did not do something. Thankfully, GOD healed me of constantly beating myself up all the time. He reminded me that HE is a GOD of LOVE and ADORATION, not a GOD of GUILT and CONDEMNATION.  I got up at a specific time this morning, and turned the tv on, and a movie called LIFE of PI was on. 🙂

I was intrigued, because I had wanted to see it for a long time, but my husband was not that interested. He LOVES adventure, and what he did not realize is this movie is ALL abt that. The movie is really fascinating. It really shows how even in the darkest times, GOD’s GLORY still shines, He still rescues us, when we let HIM.

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I kept thinking of JOB and how He endured and endured and was tested and tried in the FIRE. Thinking of how, it was necessary for him to lose it all, to receive more humility. Most importantly, that every LOSS that he endured was Christ’s gain.

This is so very true for us too. Who do we say GOD is? Well, He has many names. Elohim, the GREAT I AM, Jehovah Jirah, Jehovah Rapha, to name a few. He has many jobs, but the greatest one is LOVE. He not only has the JOB to LOVE but HE IS LOVE.

Recently someone posted that when we say I LOVE YOU, we say I GOD YOU, and at first I was not sure about that. But, the more I prayed about it, the more I got that it was accurate. We are speaking GOD into their lives. We are speaking ALL that GOD is into their lives.

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This is a season where we have to know who GOD is. If we do not know who he is, we won’t know who he is not. Life throws us curve balls, and we have to let GOD be the bat to hit the home run. We need to expect the challenges, and try not to run from them.

People have asked us, how do you have the faith you do? We say, “well, WE don’t.” It is GOD, it is HE alone that moves. It is GOD that LOVES through us, even the tough LOVE. It is GOD who disciplines our children, we pray and ask HIM to do so. It is GOD that writes books, songs, etc…Strange as it sounds, it is GOD in us, around us, and through us. But, HE gets the GLORY.

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Our plans never work like HIS, I ask now and even daily that GOD forgive me for when I get it wrong, that he strip me of all the pride in the way. What is it in the way of? HIS plans and HIS will, that is what.

SO, who do we say GOD is?

http://www.gty.org/resources/articles/2425

JESUS leads us to the FATHER. It says in the word that we will do even greater things, because JESUS intercedes for us to the FATHER. This means JESUS in us will do those greater works!

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We must have UNITY with the Father GOD, HIS son JESUS, and the HOLY Spirit, but the most important one for relationship is JESUS. I am almost 37 years old. This journey with GOD has been really, one adventure after another. It has also been one challenge after another, and in some cases, one death after another.

Our family began walking the GLORY road of GOD when we became a family, on June 24th, 2006. This was the date that David and I married, but really, the actually day we became a family, was May 7, 2005. THIS was the day GOD intervened and caused David and I to date. we never would have picked each other, but GOD.

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Long before we understood what GOD’s Glory meant, we were prayerfully calling it into our lives. Not only OUR lives but everyone we knew. You can imagine the kind of target that puts on our back. But, GOD and HIS infinite LOVE has never failed.

He sets us free and delivers us daily from the ways of this world. It does not mean we never participate in it. What it does mean is this, the world has no hold of us. When GOD says walk away, we do. Why? Because, we have learned the consequence that comes when we do not. Ultimately, our desires better line up with GOD’s. If not, He is unpleased, and the FAITH seeds that He has panted, will not prosper and flourish. Because, if we are not repentant before HIM, and asking HIM to take over in our lives, whatever we do will fail. Yet, with HIM, even when it looks like we have failed, we end up succeeding, because HE turns it around as we come humbly before HIM, laying it down on the altar once again, and repenting, which is key.

Yes, it may LOOK like PLANS succeed according to THIS world, but God’s plans are different, and only HIS are ETERNAL.

So, who do we say GOD is? WE say He is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD is the very breath we breathe. He has divinely orchestrated and keeps doing so, according to HIS will, purpose and plans.

GOD is our best friend, our spouse, our heart, our hope, our LOVE, our LIFE, absolutely our ALL in ALL.

Who is GOD to you? who do you say HE is?

I can share, as a close that GOD used to be our emergency plan. Yes, God will come through, but we used to treat HIM with disrespect. For so many reasons, we did this. He used to be, our last resort. we used to make decisions based on manipulation and fear, and we used to be in CHAINS to the enemy. BUT GOD….

IF you see GOD this way, I can say, it often happens from a place of woundedness deep within. My husband and children can attest to this. When we said yes to CHRIST, we receive EVERYTHING. Maybe not all at once, but as we come under HIS wings and learn HIS ways, and ultimately, let GOD move in us, we receive FREEDOM in CHRIST and ALL that this entails. The word says everything works for the good of those who LOVE GOD and are called according to HIS purpose. There is unconditional LOVE that was gifted to us on a cross in CALVARY, as HE took our sins, sicknesses, and diseases.  THE LOVE is unconditional itself, but for us to receive the LOVE, we have to obey GOD’s ways, HIS plans, and walk HIS path. Ultimately, we have to ask GOD to just take over. He cannot be our co-pilot, HE must PILOT our LIVES.

NOW, we are NEW CREATIONS in CHRIST. Now, we can choose each day to be filled with JOY and WONDER in HIM.  NOW, we can praise HIM ALL the time. Even when it feels like our heart is breaking, we know now that GOD is so much BIGGER than that!!!

I pray this entry was a blessing from HIM 🙂

This last portion is a song that GOD wrote through me, when in treatment with Sarah Elizabeth in 2009.

“IT IS GOD”

Verse 1:

You never think it will happen to you…but it could. When it does it feels just like your suffocating.  Life goes on as you wade in the waters not knowing when to come up for air.

Verse 2:

No person here can help… No amount of human love can heal. Yet we try… Cause it’s what we know to reach for comfort elsewhere. He forgives us for our ignorance and wraps us in his grace and care.

Chorus:

It is God that finds you when you are hurting…bleeding and dying inside. He never binds you from what you need.  He IS the only answer…the only key to finding who you are…in the midst of all the chaos and broken dreams.

Bridge:

It IS GOD that needs you…more than any other does. He needs your help to reach the lost ones. So show His love and share HIS love by giving and receiving.  Know that you will fall and he will pick you up and start you over. God is the everlasting… better than a 4 leaf clover!

Verse 3:

For it is written that God goes after every lost sheep. He will not stop until their brought back to their shepherd. It says He won’t give up until we ALL are found. So Praise Him now… for we WILL come around. Praise God in the midst of crisis…praise Him every hour…in the good and bad times…for ALL the trees and flowers. For It is God who created us…It is God who renew us and it is God that will ALWAYS find a way.

Repeat Chorus:

It is God that finds you when you are hurting…bleeding and dying inside. He never binds you from what you need.  He IS the only answer…the only key to finding who you are…in the midst of all the chaos and broken dreams.

It is God that can sew us together when we come apart at all our seams…Praise God!

Ask and It shall be given seek and ye shall find.

For HE is GOD!

IN HIS GRACE and GLORY,

E

29 Aug 2013

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE???

This morning, I awoke starting to badger myself for something not happening yet. I began to recall the taunting of this phrase, “who do you think you are?” It is more than just a question, in some cases it is an accusation. The enemy is the one who accuses us. If God ever asks this question, it comes from a place of reflection.

REALLY love this artistic expression of what we carry and who we are. GOD says we are to be in the world, but not of it. Let us pray for all countries, that this revelation comes through.

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Who do we think we are? Well, if we have the mind of Christ, then we know that we are loved, fearfully and wonderfully made, and precious in the sight of our Father. But, what if we don’t? Then, we fall into the traps and snares of our enemies, by believing that we are lower than dirt on the ground.

God’s word says, “He loved us while we were yet sinning.” So the love was there, but the union was not. I pray this resonates. GOD loves us ALL, but cannot dwell within us freely, without restriction, unless we have pure hearts before HIM. This means unless we come before GOD not just seeking HIS ways, but asking HIM to download them in us, He cannot and will not help.

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See, the point is not that we do not ever fail, or fall or even take the bait. The point is that we are learning and growing in HIM, so that if we do, we can repent and let GOD take over. Because GOD, in HIS infinite LOVE yearns to move on our behalf.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/who_am_i_in_christ

This link gives a few scriptures that explain who we should be, and who we ARE in Christ.

The next time the enemy tries to drag you backwards into your past, say NO. Remember say NO to drugs? Well, say NO to evil, ALL EVIL. The drugs are just a small portion. Jesus did not ignore the enemy, He addressed him, and dealt with him. Then, because HE, Jesus, was sinless and blameless and had no darkness in HIM, the enemy could not get to HIM, and deter HIM from the Father’s plans.

We are learning to make it a GODLY habit to come and be naked before GOD. Now, let me explain, this does not mean we come with no clothes on. Although there were people in scripture who did this. But, we lay our worldly clothes down to HIM. The emotions we may be facing, questions, our plans essentially, all are laid at the cross. Because GOD’s plans are bigger and better.

GOD longs to shine HIS GLORY upon us, but we cannot try to force it to come, we must wait upon the LORD. ~

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We learned a long time ago, not everybody was going to support what GOD calls us to do. But, truly all that matters is that GOD does, because HIS plan and HIS ways are the only ones that work consistently and are sustained. We keep praying HIS will over ALL and speak forgiveness over wounds and the wounded soldiers. There are some who know they are warriors, and others who have only glimpsed who GOD in them is.

SO, when going to GOD this morning about this topic, I came up with some basics. who do I think I am? I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a disciple, a steward, a servant, a singer, a writer, and a warrior. I am certain to GOD I am so much more. It seems lately, I am whoever He needs me to be. I am learning to be OK with that.  🙂

When the enemy comes and taunts and threatens to bring destruction, the JOY is still there that GOD is bigger than that. Does the enemy get a few jabs here and there? Well, yes sometimes this is the case. But, GOD is gonna knock HIM out, this we can count on, because “It is finished.”

CELEBRATE the JOY of THE LORD! It is our STRENGTH!!!! We have graduated from the world, and each new level in HIM will bring more FREEDOM. HALLELUJAH!!!!

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I was going to post more scripture here, but I feel led to simply request that you go before GOD and let HIM give you some specifics. There are so many. I will share one that really jumps out at me. THIS is who we ARE.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

GLORY to GOD! WE are made NEW!!!!!!!!!!

In HIS GRACE and GLORY,

E

26 Aug 2013

ARE WE STRADDLING THE FENCE?

GOD says in HIS word that He will spew us out HIS mouth, if we  do not obey HIM. Because, THIS is NOT the time to ignore GOD. He is sending warnings, He is showing us that perilous times are coming, and if we do not adhere to HIM and HIS ways, we won’t make it through. Ultimately, if HE does not do everything through us, then we won’t succeed. 

Revelation 3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Sardis write: These are the words of Him Who has the seven Spirits of God [[a]the sevenfold Holy Spirit] and the seven stars: I know your record and what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but [in reality] you are dead.

2 Rouse yourselves and keep awake, and strengthen and invigorate what remains and is on the point of dying; for I have not found a thing that you have done [any work of yours] meeting the requirements of My God or perfect in His sight.

3 So call to mind the lessons you received and heard; continually lay them to heart and obey them, and repent. In case you will not rouse yourselves and keep awake and watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and you will not know or suspect at what hour I will come.

4 Yet you still have a few [persons’] names in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes, and they shall walk with Me in white, because they are worthy and deserving.

5 Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels.

6 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).

7 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:

8 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Wordand guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name.

9 Take note! I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and learn and acknowledge that I have loved you.

10 Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the [b]lesson of My patience with the [c]expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.

11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one may rob you and deprive you of your crown.

12 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God; he shall never be put out of it or go out of it, and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which descends from My God out of heaven, and My own new name.

13 He who can hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).

14 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation:

15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!

16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!

17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

18 Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.

19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.

21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.

22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).

This chapter in REVELATION is so very important. When He revealed to me that this was the topic, I admit I did not want to write it. But, as always God showed me again, through LOVE that He would do so. The word says, He anoints us. He led me to this link on further explanation of this.

http://carm.org/christianity/sermons/1-john-227-you-are-anointed-god

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It is very informative, and I believe GOD will use it to teach you, mold you and heal you in the process. I know He is using it to do this for us. Because how could people be healed by us? The answer is, they CANNOT. They are healed by the presence of GOD in us. 

Anyone can have FAITH, gonna say this again, ANYONE CAN HAVE FAITH. OK, one more time, ANYONE can HAVE FAITH. But, does GOD’s FAITH have you? What is your faith rooted in? Is it rooted in idols? Maybe not on purpose but seek GOD, ask HIM. he will reveal it and expose the enemy. He will do so, as only HE can. 

I have had many friends say to me, “What works for you, may not work for me.” My response, and our response is, “It worked for JESUS and He lives in ALL of us.” God is looking for partners. Is there anyone in the whole universe that is better than GOD? NO WAY!!!! We have had business partners who were doing UNGODLY things, and the LORD commanded us to pray and break it off them. 

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Specifically, He led us to ask for a GLORY window to rain down blessings over them. We easily could have made it about us, and I will tell u at times we did. Because we are not immune to being affected by evil influence. But, the point is not whether it was ALL done perfectly or not. The whole point that GOD cares about is this; did we repent for our wrong doings, and did we receive HIS wisdom, knowledge and lessons in the process. 

Are we straddling the fence. Trying to overcome, striving to do better? Because He is very clear that the ONLY thing we must LABOR to do is REST in HIM. The ultimate GOAL is to have PEACE in HIM and HIS ways. To say, and mean, “NOT my will LORD, but YOURS be DONE, on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN.”

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Yesterday a pastor God introduced us to, shared a story. He spoke of a dog that hit the fence. It was trying to go over. The master called it, and it smashed into the fence. It could have died, but GOD. even the pastor mentioned, as a kid his faith was not the same. He was concerned and feared for the dog. But the MASTER, the one in authority stood his ground. Interestingly enough, this kid was an unbeliever. I bet GOD has gotten a hold of him now. 😉 He called the dog again and the dog JUMPED the fence. God showed us this dog had angels around him. In fact, ALL God’s animals do! HIS animals and HIS children have angelic escorts. GO GOD!!! The dog overcame in GOD, whether the kid knew this or not. 

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Can we learn something from this? Can we get down deep within, that it really is NOT about GOD calling us to perfection. He is calling us to let HIM perfect us. There is a difference. A reminder that in HEBREW the word perfect actually means mature. God is growing us up! So, don’t you think we will have growing pains? We will crash against of the fence, bang our head spiritually, rip our clothes (armor) as God helps us climb over. BUT, we WILL GET OVER!!!! HE does not FAIL, never has and never will. 

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We become who we are around, and in a marriage we partake of each other. Let me explain a bit here, we are one flesh as husband and wife. So, we begin with our own baggage right? Then we join with another and have theirs too. We begin to be affected by each other. GOD knows this, He had a plan for it all along. HIS ways are not our ways. If we marry an unbeliever and put that person and ways over GOD, no matter how much we say we trust and LOVE God, He comes second. even if we marry a Godly man, but go to the man first before seeking GOD in him, this is the case. 

My husband and I have been married going on 8 years now. NEW BEGINNINGS. We both lived years where we straddled the fence. Boy did we ever. I say this not to glorify the enemy in any way, but to let you know what GOD did. The enemy sent his “biggest and brightest” at us. BUT GOD, dispelled them ALL. 

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They threw all their nastiness at us, and we kept loving, and seeking GOD to LOVE through us. Why did we do this? Because we know what it is like not to have someone love you. To look in your eyes, saying they do, but lying through their teeth or crooked smile. We know the pain and agony of having that person you love most seem ecstatic, yet GOD knowing only that there is brokenness buried within. Guess what? SO does JESUS. Because when HE died, the horrific death He endured consisted of all this demonic attack, nastiness, pain, and again, anything evil u could ever imagine being derived from sin. 

LORD drive through US….we bless the people on your road, for you own everything. Oh, GLORY to our awesome and MIGHTY GOD!!!!!!!!!! IN JESUS NAME ~ Amen

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Today, even a baby step of FAITH is a beginning. God will honor that. But, eventually you have to take LEAPS of FAITH in HIM. Because Jesus came to save the least, last and the lost. He did not come to leave them in misery without hope or encouragement. See that right there, if what the enemy has told us. But it is a LIE!!!!!

Yesterday God introduced me to a precious daughter of HIS. I was so honored to meet her. I pray she received HIS LOVE ore each day. So many, her included, have only GLIMPSED the power and mighty and GLORY of GOD. I have gotten to the point where I surrender it ALL to GOD. If I don’t do this daily, the enemy comes at me like a freight train. 

Let’s all come into agreement with GOD. NOT only will He manifest healing over us, but the GLORY will multiply and others will be healed. This will happen just by touching the hem of HIS garment. GLORY TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get off the fence. Hop down, apologize to GOD, let HIM LOVE the HELL out of you. Then you can be 100% FREE, and He can use you to heal, set free, and LOVE others. GO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I  will always be HIS cheerleader. A dear sister mentioned to me that she cheered in school. At first I thought, I wish I had done that. Then HE convicted me, and He said, “YOU did beloved daughter, you have always cheered for me, on my team. :)” With tears in my eyes, I said, “Thank you Father, for NEVER giving up on me, on any of us.” 

You see He goes after EVERY lost sheep. HIS will is that none of us should perish. So you ready? Lord, we call on you to come and just posses us and take over and cause us to be propelled over that fence, mountain, cliff, whatever it may be. DO it LORD!!!! BIRTH your GLORY!!!! OVERFLOW US LORD IN EVERY AREA, for your purpose and PLAN and RID us of ourselves and anything UNGODLY in the way. 

In Jesus Name and BLOOD,

Amen

 

In HIS GRACE and GLORY,

E

19 Aug 2013

It is ALL connected!

Do u ever notice that when one thing happens in life, something else happens, at the same time or right after? Good and bath, this is TRUTH. People say bad things can come in 3’s but GOOD things can as well. I cannot say enough how much GOD has impressed this upon us. WE are ALL HIS KIDS and it is ALL connected. WE are connected to each other, to GOD who created each other, most of all. 

There are many many many people who currently are experiencing deception. There is actually such a thing as TOO MUCH boldness. Jesus, had just the right amount. When we do something on our own, GOD may bless it but oh will the complications abound. He blesses us as we grow, and continue to repent before HIM. 

Remember the weapons of warfare are not carnal…wear your armor, and put it on at the least, for your family, and the most for ALL HIS children daily. This is in Ephesians and Isaiah where it states specifics on the armor of GOD. It is a MUST and has never been so important to reaffirm as often as Holy Spirit leads. 

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There are spirits around us. We fight them, not flesh and blood. Or at least we should be doing this, and GOD should be the one doing so. If we are doing something and it starts out as more trouble to GOD than the enemy, GOD will hinder it. He will cause it to cease and desist. But, He will also keep loving the HELL out of us. We have to keep doing the same with others. He does so through us. 

He does NOT want us to have a religious spirit. I find myself lately, going before HIM and saying, “crucify my flesh GOD.” He is, and it often hurts. When the FIRES of HELL come at you, because GOD in you is a threat, it is anything but easy sometimes. BUT GOD.

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I read a post from our dear sister and fellow warrior today, Barbara Gaines. It was a GREAT reminder. Basically the post said, “WE NEED EACH OTHER.” We absolutely do, and GOD’s word teaches us this. We also need GOD in each other, even more. See, His word says clearly that we, HIS people will perish for lack of knowledge and vision. Instead of competing we should let GOD be completing. 

I go before GOD, it seems daily as of late, crying out on behalf of the entire BODY of Christ. Because if we are in error, and out of order, than how can GOD use us to be examples of what should be? If we refuse to be the kind of warriors who please GOD, how can HE use us to defeat the enemy? 

The answer is, if we REBEL against HIM, He cannot. He will work with, on and through those who are obedient. He says clearly, “Obedience is better than sacrifice.” Let’s look at marriage for example. I have had to come before GOD repenting because of numerous things. One of them is blaming the other person, and not owning my part.  We experienced ‘Job’s friends” coming and giving their 25 cents worth too. But GOD. 

From long before  we were ever a spec of dust, or an apple in HIS eye, God had plans. He has plans to prosper us, not to harm us. He wants to save the least, last and the lost. Why? Because HE LOVES us. Also, because we all have been and at some point will be all of these. But the ones whom God chooses, have not their own life.

I have hear people in relationships say that, “I want my own LIFE!” When you work for GOD, it is never your own. Hallelujah for that!!!! He has it, in HIS hands! We have had people say, “How could anyone not like ya’ll?” Our response, if they don’t then GOD in us turns them off. 

I even recently had a childhood friend, someone like a brother say to me, “Not everyone can handle the GLORY of GOD, and you carry that. I am sitting here thinking, “I wonder if he knows that he does too?” Jesus died on a cross for us, to take everything that we could ever imagine in a negative manner, EVERYTHING. Please let this register. Any slander, pain, hurt, sin, death, theft, abandonment, and anything else your mind can conceive that is not HOLY, JESUS took it ALL. 

This is an incredible picture that captures the crucifixion. Please, take a moment and reflect on the DEPTH of what was taken for YOU and for me. ~

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This does NOT give us the right to rebel against HIM, and HIS ways, yet we have. Just like in the Garden of Eden, the very first sin, we continue to think we can do it, with GOD watching. We can try, but we will fail, cause GOD cannot be distant. He must be around SOVEREIGN in every way, GOD must be the one to complete the battle. But, He does it through us!!! He needs us. 

Not saying that GOD is needy, not in the least, but He has NEED of us. 

When Jesus died on the cross, He became the ultimate sacrifice. He is also the ultimate catalyst, one who propels us forward. We are coming into a season, after the jubilee, where the people of God will face the anti-Christ. Some, sadly may not know who it is. Do u want to miss out on the revelations of GOD? 

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We honor and worship ONLY our GOD…no other idols or little gods before HIM, ever. ~ GLORY to KING JESUS of NAZARETH!!!!

If we believe that the death of Father God’s son Jesus had no purpose, we will fall pray to the enemy’s plan. The word says, “His people perish, for LACK of knowledge and vision.” He is clear, so we must be as well. NO BLURRED lines allowed. GOD brings clarity. It had great purpose, still does. He took our sins in the spirit and physically upon HIM in the natural. Yet, so many do not receive the freedom available. 

Have you ever thought that maybe the sin, might even be used as a weapon? The enemy will use it to try to kill, steal and destroy, but GOD. For the LORD will use it to deliver us 100% as we come with repentant hearts, and ask HIM to move in, around and through us as HE births HIS GLORY. 

I am asking GOD which pictures to use here, because this one is so important….LORD, have your way. May all be drawn to YOU in us, so they can be set free. Each healing, deliverance and salvation is connected to more than our own. Hallelujah!!!! Glory to GOD!

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LORD, have your way alone as we come and partake of you and your sacrifice. We humble ourselves before you LORD JESUS, and thank you for undoing the plans and tactics of the enemy, on our behalf. The word says we will do even greater things because you intercede for us. You do it LORD, you NEVER FAIL, never have and never will. Oh how we praise you. Here in your presence we stand. Thank you for this honor and privilege. ALL GLORY and honor to you, now and forever more. Thank you for convicting us to repent, because you LOVe us. Teaching us to choose your ways because it is the only way,  and for always being a GOD of GRACE, LOVE and MERCY.  You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. None other is worthy but you. The way, the truth and the LIFE!!!

In Jesus name and BLOOD,

Amen 

BRING ON THE JUBILEE GOD! help, us be not distracted by the sorrows. The great I AM is so much BIGGER than that. ~

In His Grace and GLORY,

E

 

 

17 Aug 2013

WHO ARE WE REFLECTING?

Today is the 12th, a day or order, specifically Godly order. The world appears to be going through a lot of really difficult stuff. BUT, GOD will use the foolish things to confound the wise.  So the question on the table is, “Who are WE reflecting?” Because so many look around and see a lot of Christian people stabbing each other in the back. In some cases, even literally. It is not always a brother loving brother or sister loving sister. Yet, the word says, they will know us by our LOVE. We must increasingly let GOD heal us, so HE is reflecting in us. 

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Therefore, this MUST change. Because, as one person in ministry put it, ALL of us would go to HELL, if it did not. So are we consistently surrendering to and serving God, or the world? I can tell you, that we served God in the world, but often fell into traps of the world. An example is language. God has freed us from condemnation. We speak as He leads. When we speak and He does not, we apologize, repent and ask HIM alone to transform our tongue.

If we do NOT do this, we will likely speak more death than life. GOD is the author and perfector of our faith. He is the one who challenges us. He alone is the one who humbles us. I remember one day my husband David saying something important. He was being used by God to minister to someone, a brother in Christ. The words used were, “YOU must be so hidden in GOD, that she must seek GOD to find you.”

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I recall hearing D say this, and thinking something to myself. I thought, “wow, he really has been listening.” It was a very beautiful gift to hear this. Because as many of you know, our marriage, has not always been a bountiful picnic. But GOD. He truly resurrects it daily, and WE are beyond words grateful. 

God has taught, and continues to teach us to be REAL, RAW and RELATIONAL. He consistently reminds us that it ALL about HE in us and in others. That we cannot mess it up, as long as we choose HIM, and HIS ways and stay surrendered and submitted to HIS promises, and word. 

Isaiah 54:10

Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.

I had a dear friend ask me, “If I believe in her. I said, “Of course I do.” Most of all, I believe in God within her. Because that is more powerful than any amount of darkness that could come against her, or any of us. Truly, GOD is a GOD of GRACE and MERCY. He simple requires us to receive HIS LOVE and ultimately reflect HIM. 

This morning, our family got up, at the crack of dawn. I thank GOD because there were some minor groans and such, but overall, everyone did as they were led. The reason we got up so early, is because our daughter begins school soon. She starts one week from today. If we waited until a week from today and said, “It’s time to get up” she would NOT get up. There are preparations that must be done. 

This preparation is actually a reflection of GOD. Christ is coming back for a bride that is without spot, or wrinkle. That is what HIS word says. Today the devotion was on shining in the darkness. Specifically, GOD using us to shine HIS LIGHT to ALL we come in contact with. There are many variations of this. Sometimes, just a smile can go a long way. Let HIM lead. 

I can be upfront about this fact. When God officially called the ministry to come to pass, we were anything but ready. WE were so bound by so many things. But, He was patient, and kind, and loving with us. He walked us through then, and now each day. He began to show us that we MUST reject the world’s ways to choose HIS.

There was a time I thought I was dependent on GOD. I would share with my spouse, who did not understand, and at times, it felt like he cared less. But, those sharing times, were seeds of LOVE. This was a place where GOD was preparing and tilling the ground. He was the one, using me to plant the seeds, and our daughter, and others in our lives. Those who were NOT speaking in FAITH, He removed for a season. 

Because GOD knew the purpose and importance of REFLECTING HIM and not the enemy of our soul. He desired to hunt us down, lovingly and capture our hearts, minds, souls, spirits, and bodies I am so grateful He did. I do NOT have religion, but am so blessed to have GOD as my best friend. Then, to have my husband second, and he be at peace with that. Beyond words and thought honored, to be used by GOD to reflect only HIM. 

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Romans 8:26

New International Version (NIV)

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

GOD knows when we speak, and HE also knows when evil speaks through us. It is WE who must learn the difference, because for us, and others that GOD loves, it can be the difference in LIFE and DEATH, in some case quite literally. 

It is NEVER about us, thinking that is just pride creeping up. WE must hold every thought captive to Christ. It is always and FOREVER abt GOD. IT may be about GOD in us, but not us. GOD is a loving but jealous GOD. He will remove ALL that is in the way of intimacy with HIM. So, if it is being removed, even if we think we did not put it above HIM, we should repent, because likely we did. 

Isaiah 40:28-31

Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.

29 He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].

30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;

31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

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1 Corinthians 3

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3 However, brethren, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to nonspiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [[a]unable to talk yet!]

2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough [to be ready for it]; but even yet you are not strong enough [to be ready for it],

3 For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?

4 For when one says, I belong to Paul, and another, I belong to Apollos, are you not [proving yourselves] ordinary (unchanged) men?

5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Ministering servants [not heads of parties] through whom you believed, even as the Lord appointed to each his task:

6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God [all the while] was making it grow and [He] gave the increase.

7 So neither he who plants is anything nor he who waters, but [only] God Who makes it grow andbecome greater.

8 He who plants and he who waters are equal (one in aim, of the same importance and esteem), yet each shall receive his own reward (wages), according to his own labor.

9 For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s[b]garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.

10 According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,

11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

12 But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

13 The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test andcritically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done.

14 If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward.

15 But if any person’s work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire.

16 Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you,[c]collectively as a church and also individually]?

17 If anyone [d]does hurt to God’s temple or corrupts it [[e]with false doctrines] or destroys it, God will[f]do hurt to him and bring him to the corruption of death and destroy him. For the temple of God is holy (sacred to Him) and that [temple] you [[g]the believing church and its individual believers] are.

18 Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.

19 For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness;

20 And again, The Lord knows the thoughts and reasonings of the [humanly] wise and recognizes how futile they are.

21 So let no one exult proudly concerning men [boasting of having this or that man as a leader], for all things are yours,

22 Whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter), or the universe or life or death, or the immediate and[h]threatening present or the [subsequent and uncertain] future—all are yours,

23 And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

This is our prayer LORD…may we ONLY reflect YOU, and YOUR GLORY SHINE!

Whatever it takes LORD, do it. For you alone are worthy. ~ The pictures HERE are images of reflection. I believe, HIS reflection is present here, this day. 

I am inserting a link for the book He led me to write. I was a bit apprehensive about doing so, but I pray GOD uses it still, and increases HIS boldness within me as each step of FAITH is taken. The premise of the book is to choose FAITH above FEAR. It is my testimony up to that point. There is a second in this series which will be available soon. May He bless you ALL with HIS seeds. 

http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000249071/Walking-the-Line-Between-God-and-Satan.aspx

This song was put in my spirit this morning. I loved it as a kid. God used it to reach me, when faced with darkness. He brought HIS LIGHT of Glory through this music. 

PETRA – “This is my prayer”

Words and music by Bob Hartman and John Elefante 
Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, Ephesians 6:18-19, Matthew 6:9-13

First I want to thank You Lord for being who You are 
For coming to the rescue of a man who’s drifted far 
For calling me to be Your son and calling me to serve 
Lord the way You’ve blessed my life is more than I deserve 

Keep the ones I love so dearly 
Fill their emptiness while I am gone 
And fill the loneliness in me 

(Chorus) 
This is my prayer 
Lifted to You 
Knowing You care even more than I do 
This is my prayer 
Lifted in Your name 
Your will be done I humbly pray 

Let me be the evidence of what Your grace can do 
To a generations struggling to find themselves in You 
May they come to know the love of God 
May their eyes be made to see 
Give me the opportunity to share the truth that sets them free 
And may unity in all things 
Be the banner of Your church 
And let revival’s fire begin to burn 

As we face the last and final hours 
Turn a wayward country back to You 
And keep us from the evil that devours 
Keep us on the path and lead us through 
Keep us in Your light until Your kingdom comes 
And our work is done 

This is my prayer 
Lifted to You 
Knowing You care so much more than I do 
This is my prayer 
In Jesus’ name 
Your will be done I humbly pray 
This is my prayer

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Prayer-lyrics-Petra/5D480BD32E2C886548256DBA002597C1

In His Grace,

E

 

12 Aug 2013

Solitary Confinement

This morning God has been teaching and revealing so much. Today is the 9th, Biblically it means The Father’s divine perfection. What a Glorious day it has been! It began with kindness, and every plot and scheme of the enemy, God has squashed. While out and about today, God showed up and out. He revealed that ” He is breaking us out of solitary confinement.”

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So, do you guys wanna be FREE? Cause who the son sets free is free indeed!!!

First, He sent us to Walmart. I am so grateful we waited till today. Lots of sales, and lovely opportunities for Him to minister. Anyway, we come in, with the list He gave us, and start looking for who ” jumps out at us.” Anyway, usually when we go shopping, I get headaches or back pain, or something, but today was different. A dear sister of mine, Carolyn told me something about Walmart. She said, ” God gave me a ” Walmart ministry” for years.” Every time God sends us, it has a purpose.

Today was no different, in that respect. We met people who needed His encouragement. We high fived people about His awesomeness. 🙂 We walked by the baby department and heard, ” Rise and Shine and give God the Glory Glory, Rise and Shine and give God the Glory Glory, Rise and Shine and give God the Glory Glory, children of The Lord.” My husband turned to me me and said, ” What the???” I said, “Signs and Wonders Baby! Go God!” You see you are one of His signs and wonders. Good things follow God in you, when you do it His way, and He ultimately does it. Glory to God!

People are hurting, even His people. Wounded people will bleed out if their wounds are not healed. In scripture God shows us, by His word, He bruises us, but He also heals us. Everything has purpose and reason. The enemy of our soul, satan wants us in solitary confinement forever. Because when we are locked up within, bound, he is not troubled by us. In fact, indirectly, we are working for him. Because, this means we are puppets on a string. All be it temporarily, because eventually, the string or perverbial rope gets cut.

Guess who cuts it? You guessed it, it’s God. Guess who breaks us out? It is GOD!

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He gave me this when Sarah Elizabeth was in treatment in 2009 ~

It Is God

Verse 1:

You never think it will happen to you…but it could. When it does it feels just like your suffocating.  Life goes on as you wade in the waters not knowing when to come up for air.

Verse 2:

No person here can help… No amount of human love can heal. Yet we try… Cause it’s what we know to reach for comfort elsewhere. He forgives us for our ignorance and wraps us in his grace and care.

Chorus:

It is God that finds you when you are hurting…bleeding and dying inside. He never binds you from what you need.  He IS the only answer…the only key to finding who you are…in the midst of all the chaos and broken dreams.

Bridge:

It IS GOD that needs you…more than any other does. He needs your help to reach the lost ones. So show His love and share HIS love by giving and receiving.  Know that you will fall, and He will pick you up and start you over. God is the everlasting… better than a 4 leaf clover!

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For it is written that God goes after every lost sheep. He will not stop until their brought back to their shepherd. It says He won’t give up until we ALL are found. So Praise Him now… for we WILL come around. Praise God in the midst of crisis…praise Him every hour…in the good and bad times…for ALL the trees and flowers. For It is God who created us…It is God who renew us and it is God that will ALWAYS find a way.

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It is God that finds you when you are hurting…bleeding and dying inside. He never binds you from what you need.  He IS the only answer…the only key to finding who you are…in the midst of all the chaos and broken dreams.

It is God that can sew us together when we come apart at all our seams…Praise God!

Ask and It shall be given seek and ye shall find.

For HE is GOD!

Imparted by the LORD

Scribed and written by: Eleanor Katherine Sharpe

So many times God shows us that weapons of warfare are not carnal. Another dear sister share something else today. She said, “God wants warriors not wimps.” Ministry is not for the faint of heart. Those who are in it, better be there to win it. It MUST be God’s way and for His Glory. Because anything else only leads to destruction.

Think about Paul and Silas, how did God help them? They praised Him and He broke them out of prison. They were set free by saying thank you to God. they got out by having repentful hearts, just in case they did something wrong, and trusting that God is bigger than circumstance. He is, no doubt about that.

I personally hold no ill will toward anyone. Now, I absolutely could, but that would not please God. It would complicate His desire to move in and use me. In fact, any of us who hold onto bitterness, resentment, anger, unforgiveness, and pain, as well as anything else are indirectly rejecting God.

This is a time of judgement. Those who serve the evil one are getting put in solitary confinement. But, God’s people are FINALLY being released! The pharaoh spirit is being dealt with, as well as many others. Those who are trapped in the enemy’s camp and want out are being sent. They are being sent to those children of God ( COGS) who have the insight and wisdom needed. It is essential in this hour. Revival is hitting the land, like an earthquake, a monumental one.

What was done in the dark, WILL come to LIGHT!!!

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Be prepared, the enemy is desperate. Cover your family, let God do so through you. Pray psalm 91 daily. Anoint yourself and children, daily. Do communion at least 3 times a week. Praise God and speak OUT His word. He has need of us. Challenges will come, but God has won! Choose this day whom you and yours will serve.

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Glory to God forever! The devils may seem stronger, but the only newness there is that it feels different, more intense than before. The Lord killed Goliath through David. He will do the same through all other children of His, who let Him. The last part is key! We must surrender. Because if not doing so unto the Father, His son Jesus, and Holy Spirit then we are not a friend of His. The word days, a friend of the world is not a friend of God. I Live and LOVE for and through HIM. He is my best friend. No matter what comes in life, He alone is there, always.

We pray our kids, His kids have even more passion for our mighty God! Every generation should be more connected than the one before. We will fight, as He fights in and through us. The battle is His, and He wins!!! So, we win too, in Him.

Lord, our prayer is that you do whatever it takes to keep us humble in YOU. There should always be, more of you and less of us. It’s ALL abt G O D it’s NOT about you and ME! Oh he LOVES us so, He is Gonna Flow. Watch God!

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God HIMSELF will break us free from addictions and ALL idols of this world! NO other gods before HIM! NONE!!!

SN : Will come back and add pictures. Using iPad to blog today, D has the laptop doing other cool God stuff. Yay God!!!

In His Grace and Glory,

E

09 Aug 2013

Digging for Buried Treasure

This morning there is such a stirring in the atmosphere. Wow, the enemy is running scared. I heard clearly, “Be Not dismayed by how it may appear, when it comes to the bad stuff. For, remember I will undo enemy plans. Just receive my LOVE today and my peace.” So today let us be in agreement with God and His word. It says he will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind is fixed on them.”

The original title of this was “Digging for Gold” But, as I began to pray more and reflect on how He wanted this done, I started to understand that it is not just about the Gold. Though, that is a major part of what God is doing. The LORD has a treasure boxes, and He looks inside of us, because WE are HIS treasures. We are His vessels, His creations, His children, and HIS masterpieces!!!

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TREASURE is not about money, for money is paper and should be seeds for God’s planting~

Anything we do well, any accolades we receive are ALL because of HIM!

Yesterday someone said my husband was good at something, and I looked at them and said, “It really is ALL God, because that is so far outside David’s comfort zone.” When he and I spoke abt it later, he said it wasn’t really. My response was,” when GOD is moving in us, it won’t feel like it is outside of our comfort zone, cause He just takes over. But, when WE try and do it, without the assist, it will. ” I believe God has shown us this. 

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GOD alone is our GPS! He is our GRACE, PEACE, and SERENITY!

For He is our treasure within! He is what we are digging for, and the enemy is trying to dig up dire so we cannot get to HIM and the BLESSINGS He is holding. But God. The enemy cannot steal the blessing, He can only delay it for a while. The reason I say this is because GOD knows when or even IF we will receive the blessing. 

He knows ALL things and SEES all things. As he is healing us, which happens 100% through repentance of our ways over His, the treasure that was buried within, or He within us begins to surface. This will be a Glorious season.

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Many have already had GEMS drop from heaven, and there will be more because, God is fulfilling HIS promises in this season. Our prayer is that the LORD do whatever it takes so that we can receive ALL that He desires for us, so He is us can be the most effective. Our job is to LOVE, not to FEAR, NOT to control but to LOVE. 

If we stay focused on the LOVE of GOD, all other problems will fade. Just say out loud today. I am treasure to my KING. He made me special and unique. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. There is only one of me, and most important there is one GOD who loves me, and I receive that LOVE today. In Jesus Name I pray this penetrate our hearts. 

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The LORD is inspecting us and HE is cleaning us up!

SO many fall into the trap of doing so much for God in others, that they neglect what must be healed within. In many cases it is generational. There are curse that perhaps did not get broken, but the point is this. God gave us a choice in the beginning. No matter what, we still have it. 

He is looking into our hearts, minds, souls, spirits, and even bodies, to find fertile ground for planting. His treasure arrives in many forms.

This is the definition for treasure. 

  1. treas·ure  

    /ˈtreZHər/
     
    Noun
    A quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects.
     
    Verb
    Keep carefully (a valuable or valued item).
     
    Synonyms
    noun.   jewel – hoard – gem – wealth
    verb.   value – prize – cherish

I LOVE how it talks about a quantity of jewels. God refines us into Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies. In the word he says, “A virtuous woman is one whose worth is far above rubies.” 

Proverbs 31:10-31

King James Version (KJV)

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

I cannot recall who, but God told someone to have me read proverbs, for it is a wisdom book. This morning He led me to this. I began to thank HIM for making me and all of the daughters of HIM into ALL He desires. Because I want the desires of HIS heart, don’t you?

There are good treasures and bad ones. The reason there are bad ones is because when we idolize something and put it above God that is not only bad for us but it. Many people have gotten ill, even to death because of the enemy using this tactic, to get them so distracted and focused and worried about something, themselves, others, and in the process not receive the completion Of God’s plan while here on earth. 

Look at the opposite of treasure

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As  saw this today, so much revelation began flowing. The word says God is coming back for a bride without spot, wrinkle, or blemish. He is coming back for TREASURE, HIS TREASURE!!!! TEARS!!!!

BIRTH your GLORY in us GOD in every way you need to, because there is treasure within, and treasures around us, and you created every single one. Because the enemy can only throw dirt, sling mud, attack, and TRY to kill, steal and destroy. But the fact remain that YOU alone are a LIFE giver and CREATOR and YOU alone bring RESURRECTED LIFE. 

Today God is looking at us, will we be brave to see if HIS reflection is in the mirror? 

In the name of JESUS I decree and declare that ALL demonic forces today will BOW before HIM, because the word says ever knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is LORD. I pray the presence of GOD overtake you all today. Because there is NOTHING like it, not anywhere. IJN and blood AMEN

THE LORD seeks the LEAST, LAST and LOST. The spirit of religion dismisses people and does not discern or have compassion. YOU are the least, last and lost, we all are. His prodigal children. Today, may we walk back into HIS arms, and truly feel HIS embrace. LORD, we treasure you. 

In His Grace,

E

 

05 Aug 2013