Where does LOVE come from? Well, real LOVE comes from ABOVE. When you have not tasted it, it is like everything is lifeless. SO many need deliverance from HATE. But guess what most hat most? It is themselves. The word of God says that without LOVE we are like a clanging symbol, just noise. I believe the LOVE that God is speaking of HERE is AGAPE LOVE.
Everyone seems to be talking about how bad the world is, from the media, to just day to day. But, this is just speaking LOVE, indirectly it is also spewing hate. Why do we have hate crimes? Well, because people judge what they do not understand and are so wounded that the enemy has them caught, like puppets on a string.
“I would rather have 10 minutes of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special.” This is a line from one of my favorite films, “Steel Magnolias” She is talking about the sacrifice she is enduring to bring LIFE into the world. I think about this sometimes, when LIFE seems overwhelming in ministry.
Because when we choose GOD, we know it is not the popular choice, all the time. People call us religious, and yet we are not really. WE just LOVE God, and have a strong desire to share that LOVE in everything we say or do. Our life is not perfect, for certain, but God has a way of sustaining us.
This entry came to me this morning. Last night our spiritual “son/brother” suggested we watch a movie called ‘I Am Legend.” I had seen it before, and recalled going to see it the year it came out. I saw the movie by myself, just me and God. I was not a huge fan of it then. But, so interesting to watch it again, with fresh eyes.
Anyway the movie was about a doctor who created a “cure” for cancer and then it backfired. It caused a RABIES outbreak. The point is this, those people who came up with an idea used science, and not God. The used logic, and sometimes LOGIC is wrong. Not only that, what you do without God, He cannot bless. The word says, ‘We have NOT because we ASK not.”
There is such a fine line between LOVE and HATE….GOD erases it.
The LOVE for science, brought about hate in society with a dangerous infection, and eventual outbreak. But, here is the good news. Some of them, survived, who were not infected, so society did not die out. The interesting thing is how hard hearted the man got who was intrical in finding the cure. He was so far gone mentally, and yet when it came down to the time where He had to obey, God got a hold of him, and he did. he became a legend because of this, but he also died in battle.
Look at the story of Jesus, all that He lost so that we could have FREEDOM. He is the legend, and legacy. Today is our anniversary in marriage. The day we said to GOD that we would Love, honor, and obey. It has not been easy, but it has only been possible with HIS Love, Grace and mercy. there were so many times we wanted to quit, and even a few when we did, but God came and picked us up again. He put us back together, and healed us. Then he resurrected us, just like Jesus. Someone once told me that for GOD to resurrect something, it must be seen as dead. This has always resonated with me. Consistently when I surrender to GOD, I lay things down that are dead to me, and trust HIM. He has never failed, and never will, in showing me, and us what needs to be kept and what must be let go of.
How many of us get to this place, where the bitterness, and hate we feel seems to grow strong? We can’t keep letting it grow. We must not just pray against its effects, but also command the spirits behind them to go as well. We fight not in this world against flesh and blood, but against rulers and principalities of darkness. We can’t just give everything to the enemy on a silver platter. How disobedient is that?
There will be a transformation, it has already begun. A revival is hitting God’s land and people. It has to, because without it, HIS people would perish. We would not receive the knowledge and wisdom, as well as revelation needed, to persevere in HIM. God has promised good things, in HIS time. yes, there will be a time when it ALL ends, but we are not there yet. We must slow down and enjoy every moment, because it is a GIFT, our present.
Will you throw bricks or let GOD use you to build a HOUSE with them?
This morning is about Redemption. God has redeemed us, yet so many continue to reject HIM. We were redeemed when Christ died on the cross in Calvary. “Jesus took it all, and all to HIM we own, sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.” Like the beautiful song says, and it is so spot on, He cleans us.
This means, once we receive redemption, we are clean, does not mean we don’t have to address old stuff, or even that we should not do it daily, because we should in HIM. There are many forms of “Egypt”. It simply is a place of chaos, a place of hard core attack, what has to be addressed. In our life we have had many Egypts, but thank GOD He has also given many Exoduses.
Even in the Promised Land, there were and will be Giants. They were in Egypt, but appeared smaller. In the Promised Land, what needs to be pointed out is HIS promises are fulfilled. It is not a place without challenges, it is a place or in some cases a mind set on GOD that defeats them. For He makes us more than conquerors. God can use anyone for HIS GLORY!!!
GOD is causing the GIANTS to FALL! He alone is undoing the enemy’s plans!!!!
This article points out that WE can get in the way of the plans that GOD has. The most important person to surrender is our SELF. This has been discussed before on our blog, but it has to be revisited. Because even if we are interceding for another, we can be affected and feel each others pain. But what God revealed recently is it is the wounds on the soul that are the culprit. They are what causes us to be so effected by another’s pain that we partake of it, and if their pain is happening from rebellion, we have chosen that.
A glimpse into the PROMISED LAND!
So, here is an example, we can intercede for someone and God show us whom we are doing so for; and then, once we get that revelation, it should cease. When it does not cease, there are similar wounds on our soul, as the person we are praying for. The demons, “Giants” guard the doors.
GOD makes us into SUPER HEROES!!! WE ARE GOGS (CHILDREN OF GOD SUPERS) in HIS FIERY WHEELS!!!
This is huge, they can bark and brawl and threaten us, but when our soul is transformed through God’s LOVE and HIS word, we won’t be moved. Remember FREE will, well this is the point. WE have to choose which side we are on! Someone told me the LIONS and TIGERS have rubber teeth. Now I know what that means.
David beat Goliath through GOD. So in effect, it was the LORD alone who won the battle. Sometimes we can sense some thing “wrong or off.” yesterday this happened to us, the enemy won’t stop trying, and barriers will sometimes be penetrated, but GOD. he is faithful, and He alone will protect HIS children.
This is such great news. Do you know what this means, it means that the more we surrender to HIM the more PEACE we receive and the MORE GIANTS FALL!
Hallelujah!!!! Somebody needs to give GOD some praise for this! We are for sure, because GOD is showing up and showing OUT. LORD let your GLORY rain down and we will see the GIANTS fall just as David did!
the same GOD who conquered the GRAVE lives in ME and YOU. This will be a GLORIOUS season indeed!!!!
One more thing, because it is pertinent to this post…This came from my beautiful sister Robin Carpenter Mabry. 🙂 God in her is strong!!!!
“Have you ever asked God, “When is my ship going to come in? When will I see all your promises come to pass in my life?”… I could play the victim for all the pain and destruction generational sin and satan has caused in my life. I was born out of wedlock, my mother did the best she could do, sexually abused from the age of 3-11 years old, raised in a very dysfunctional home, had two abortions before the age of 18, physically and verbally abused, drug addiction, survival sex to have a roof over my head, married at 21 divorced at 25, lost custody of my oldest child, but God said “You are an overcomer”… I gave my life to Jesus in 1999 and surrender to him in 2007, I married Jon in 1999 and the devil has come at us with all he has, but Jesus has been our steady Rock. My first part of my life was sheer hell, no one knows unless they have lived it. But I vowed all that junk would end with me and it wouldn’t be passed onto the generations coming behind me. My family leaves in two days on our first family mission trip with Jesus to Matamoros Mexco! God came and spoke Duet. Chapters 8,9,10 to me last night.. See, I know where God’s brought my family and me from. He alone gets the glory! As for me and my family we shall serve The Living God and him alone. “Our ship has come in and we have overcome and we are about to enter our promise land! It’s the same with many of you, God says “You have overcome and you are about to enter your promise land!”… We are overcomer’s in Christ Jesus!!”
The GIANTS are coming DOWN!!!! They say FE FIE FOE FUM and GOD has one word for them ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was a child, I thought like a child, and then I grew up and put away my foolish ways. So many are raising children, and still harboring wounds from their won childhood. When I first became a mom, many around me focused on the sin. At first, how she appeared to be created was more important than the fact that she was, to some. But GOD…Somehow He resurrected the JOY and redeemed us once again.
I am so overtaken by HIS Glory. Because I was reminded that we cannot mess it up while staying surrendered to HIM. We are part of it. How much can you take? How much can I take? Jesus was crucified, so we will endure persecution because he did. It will get Heavy because, HIS did.
Wives, you have a job to do. It is to pray HIS will, protection and LIFE over your family. If your husband has not yet walked into sonship, then keep praying. Choose to worship the LORD and praise HIM for what is to come.
Absolutely NOTHING is impossible for GOD.
We need to think about that for a minute. When we think about what we can take, because of how we are “trained by the world” we think it would be bad. But can we take the GOOD too? Because GOD wants to pour out HIS GLORY onto us. We are part of it, and HE wants to impart even more.
So, a child back from the dead, is nothing for GOD. Stopping a hurricane or tornado, just a snap of His fingers. Jesus said that because He interceded for us, we will do even greater things. Do we believe this? Are we ready?
If not, then how do we get ready? We seek the LORD. We DREAM bigger in HIM. He has so much LOVE coming at us, but will we receive it, or deny HIM. Will we take up our cross and follow HIM and let HIM alone make us fishers of men, as it says in HIS word? Will we die to self daily and the ways of this world?
Years ago, 6 in fact, I had a dream and it was about the enemy. In the dream he was cutting off people’s body parts. They were standing in line for this to happen. He had a chain saw, and yet there was no blood just sparks. I walked up to him in the dream, He had a welder’s mask on. He also had colors like Freddy Krueger. Anyway, I asked him, “What are you doing??? You cannot have our family or friends, because we serve the LORD Jesus Christ and you have NO AUTHORITY!” Then he said, “I don’t want you or your family or friends.”(lie) So I asked, “Why are you doing this to these people?” He said, “Because they are letting me.” Then, I woke up. Another part of the dream was us walking up to the devil on a red carpet, like a celebrity. This dream has so many meanings.
The night I had this dream, was right before my husband was scheduled to have a very serious surgery. He, needless to say, did not have it. But look at all those who have? God works according to a measure of faith. For us, it was more Godgical to not have the surgery and trust HIM than to have it and complicate things.
Our logical mind can get in the way. It can actually be used as a tool against us. Many people are throwing the baby out with the bath water. We either have the mind of Christ, or we don’t. Are we putting it on, knowing we will be rejected sometimes?
Someone went on a rant abt the “man of Steel” movie. They mentioned that is mocked God. I do understand how it could, but what if we go deeper. What if we were to begin to understand that GOD makes us into superheroes. He says, there will be those in FAITH who do make it, a remnant. So why not focus on that?
Can we take it, can we take all that needs to be endured to serve GOD? Yesterday we had some minor hiccups in the day, and I thought, “Just once I would like simple.” Then, I immediately repented, cause that is not how He made me. Ordinary is now a thing of the past.
We must be in agreement to stay surrendered, consistently choose GOD’s ways, and seek HIS face and peace. The enemy will try hard to pit us against each other, but GOD has purpose in that too. Just look at this scripture, and you will see. He is a GOD of war that brings peace, by destroying the evil entities. Can you take it, or will you surrender elsewhere?
Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness andinfirmity.
2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles (special messengers): first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew [Nathaniel]; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus [Judas, not Iscariot];
4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
5 Jesus sent out these twelve, charging them, Go nowhere among the Gentiles and do not go into any town of the Samaritans;
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!
8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give.
9 Take no gold nor silver nor [even] copper money in your purses (belts);
10 And do not take a provision bag or a [a]wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).
11 And into whatever town or village you go, inquire who in it is deserving, and stay there [at his house] until you leave [that vicinity].
12 As you go into the house, give your greetings and wish it well.
13 Then if indeed that house is deserving, let come upon it your peace [that is, [b]freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin]. But if it is not deserving, let your peace return to you.
14 And whoever will not receive and accept and welcome you nor listen to your message, as you leave that house or town, shake the dust [of it] from your feet.
15 Truly I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
16 Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be [c]wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and [d]without falsity) as doves.
17 Be on guard against men [whose [e]way or nature is to act in opposition to God]; for they will deliver you up to councils and flog you in their synagogues,
18 And you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a witness to bear testimony before them and to the Gentiles (the nations).
19 But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to say will be given you in that very hour and [f]moment,
20 For it is not you who are speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will take a stand against their parents and will have them put to death.
22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved [[g]from spiritual disease and death in the world to come].
23 When they persecute you in one town [that is, pursue you in a manner that would injure you and cause you to suffer because of your belief], flee to another town; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before [h] the Son of Man comes.
24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant or slave above his master.
25 It is sufficient for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant or slave like his master. If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub [[i]master of the dwelling], how much more will they speak evil of those of His household.
26 So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.
27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).
29 Are not two [j]little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice.
30 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [[k]out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and [l]confess [that I am abiding in] him.
33 But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven.
34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to part asunder a man from his father, and a daughter from her mother, and a[m]newly married wife from her mother-in-law—
36 And a man’s foes will be they of his own household.
37 He who loves [and [n]takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
38 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [[o]cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.
39 Whoever finds his [[p]lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].
40 He who receives and welcomes and accepts you receives and welcomes and accepts Me, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts Me receives and welcomes and accepts Him Who sent Me.
41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.
Choose this day, whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
This morning as I woke God reminded me of something. It was a loving reminder, and an important one. It may appear harder at times, but remember I have already won. This is what we must stand on. We must receive the spirit of adoption. Whether we choose or are led to actually adopt a child, we must grasp that we are adopted by GOD.
The LORD adopts us into HIS family. Have you accepted HIM, or rejected HIM? Is He the center of your LIFE, or just the movie you see once in a while? There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. My heart is never to condemn a person. In fact, I can say the heart of our family as a whole is to encourage people.
I pray daily for GOD to move in me and us, for HIS GLORY and purpose. Because He has desires that are so much stronger than ours. It is really about that consistent and constant surrender. Because God gives us clear instructions, that are simple at the core.
What it comes down to is 3 things. Do we believe God will DO as He said He would? Do we will believe He will do it for and through us? Do we believe that as long as we stay surrendered in HIM with repentant hearts, we cannot mess it up?
I think of the movie Annie and how she was adopted. I used to watch that with Sarah Elizabeth and the get -a – long Gang. Oh how I adore all of the children of our awesome GOD. I remember sharing with them that GOD loves us like that, and that He adopts us into HIS family. WE just have to say yes.
See the enemy has a job to do. The job of the devil is to try and steal, kill, and destroy. Notice the word TRY in the last sentence. The LORD says in his word abt the enemy, “he comes to steal, kill and destroy.” Do u notice there are 3 agendas? Because GOD comes to HEAL, DELIVER and SAVE.
Don’t know about you, but I would much rather have the latter 😉
Life is not meant to be easy. People have to understand this. It is not meant to be 100% FUN all the time. There are spirit of amusement and distraction. We have to come against those. God commanded us to bind and loose. He said whatever is bound on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever is loosed on earth will be loosed in Heaven. If we are avoiding dealing with the evil in the world, we are basically sitting ducks.
I am so grateful that Sarah Elizabeth knows and lives the truth. She is such a star for the LORD. I love how He guards her and protects her. How she is really not concerned about being liked, she just wants to LOVE. Yesterday, a little girl in our neighborhood was indirectly mean to her. I was very upset, at first. I remembered my own wounds of rejection as a child, how people would say they were not my friend, and were embarrassed to wave at me.
But GOD, He uses everything and excuses nothing. I asked the LORD to keep moving in her heart and the heart of ALL HIS children, in that way. Because there was a time where she did notice, and now even if she does, she releases it to GOD. Just like a balloon that you let go of, and it floats up to the sky, “To Heaven” our pain, hurt, and sin must be released too.
Our life is gonna throw us some hard knocks at times, but here is the good news. WE will NEVER fall so far down that GOD cannot pick us up!
When the signs and wonders follow, the best way to discern and to see if they are of GOD is this, look at the fruit. As a child I had GOD leading and guiding. But I was always feeling unloved, unappreciated, devalued. I really lived my LIFE until prob abt 30, seeing myself as a mark down that was discounted because no one wanted me.
It was not until Sarah Elizabeth went through the battle of her lifetime, that this changed. It is funny that this what it took, for me to really experience God’s LOVE. Because just 2 years before, my husband went through a similar battle. Yet, that did not soften my heart of change the bitterness I had. It began to, but I was so deeply wounded, I could not see the forest for the trees.
I made some desperate and UnGODLY choices at the time. Because all I could see was what was sin in front of me, and what was there was DEATH. It was nasty and I just wanted to be FREE of it, because honestly it had been chasing me ALL my life, and my husband too. My husband made some really bad choices too, we were so misguided and misdirected, but GOD. He came and found us. He seeks the LEAST the LAST and the LOST.
I am no longer ashamed of the choices I made. I have sought GOD, repented and received forgiveness. I see now that even those negatives had a point, for GOD to turn them into positives. In a perfect world no one would suffer and there would be no sin. But we do not live in a “perfect world.” We live in what looks like a dying world, where people have to decide if they will let GOD resurrect them or get destroyed.
A dear precious sister that I have known for ages messaged me yesterday. Immediately I went into prayer, to see if I was supposed to call her. When I did I was so amazed by God. This sounds so strange, but what she is going through is going to help so many. I am excited for her! My initial reaction was, “I so we wish we all did not have to go through this stuff.” But then, I got away from that, said I was sorry to GOD, and repented for just seeing the pain and suffering. If there was no TEST how we would we have a testimony in HIS GLORY?
I remember years ago, I was in prayer with a prayer partner and GOD showed me something. As I cried out to HIM asking, “What is it gonna take???” What I received as an answer was this. “It will take whatever it takes.” In scripture it says the LORD works according to a measure of FAITH. He says if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains in HIM.
So will you let LIFE knock the LIFE out of you, and the enemy reign? OR, will you choose GOD to resurrect you and bring NEW LIFE? The choice is always ours. It’s a hard knock life for us for sure, but GOD.
This Lyric came into my spirit,
“I get knocked down But I get up again You’re never going to keep me down”
God does not get knocked down, and we as HIS children may temporarily, but HE will always extend a hand to pull us UP! When He does, and we repent, and seek HIS FACE, we will be purified and see HIS GLORY!
These pictures represent many different scenes. But they are all aspects of HIS GLORY! It still stands, no matter what. He will bring you beauty for ashes. ~
Today God has dealing with me personally on intimacy. What are we giving ourselves to? This is such a deep topic. I am certain this post will on touch on it. But, nonetheless, it is a beginning. 🙂 What if every morning we were to look in the mirror, while brushing our teeth, or hair and speak LIFE? By this, simply stating that we must ask GOD to be our image.
Many people say,” we should say I am beautiful, smart, kind, etc.” In fact, well known pastors have preached many sermons on “self view.” The point that is almost always missing is our life is not actually ours. It is NOT nor will it ever BE about us. It is however abt God in us. THIS is GREAT news. This means that as we start to reflect GOD the face changes. We have God’s view. 🙂
Once I was watching a program that had shape shifting. The program was one that my mother did not like at all. I would watch it and she would scold me. She would say that is not Godly. Now, I know now that the spirit of guilt and condemnation, as well as religion was what she was speaking from. As well, she often spoke to me from a wounded place. It was not her fault. Nor do I blame her, because she could only give what she knew. Unfortunately in the relationship that we had, what she knew was a lot of pain and agony. So many secrets would later be revealed.
Some that I suspected a s a child, and some I was completely unaware of. Sometimes I look in the mirror and see her. I know this sounds strange to many, and to others I bet you can relate. But, lately as I have been asking GOD to cleanse me and make me HIS own, mark me for HIS GLORY, I am beginning to see HIM.
Are we beliveing GOD will redeem HIS country? Do we speak LIFE or Death?
We have to be aware because shape shifting was not something I just saw on TV. It really happens. You can go to utube and see many who have shown themselves. So many are in bondage to the demonic. But GOD….is still here, waiting on us, and them. Our job is to pray, seek GOD on their behalf and TRUST HIM that HIS will be done.
Oh how He loves us. Now, I am not saying you will always see beautiful things in the mirror. Because the whole point of the relationship with GOD is not to always see the good. Someone reminded me of this recently. Love how God uses our brothers and sisters. 😉
Yet, look at the world, always telling us to be positive and get rid of negative. To never let it even in. Yes, Jesus never sinned, and YES we must be cleansed, but God is not wanting us to come perfect, or even to leave perfect. What He does want is for us to come to HIM and let HE alone shatter the reflection of the world. He alone perfects our ways and transforms them into HIS.
These 2 pictures reflect HIS GLORY. Each child born carries JESUS. We should be seeking HIM so strongly that others must also do so to FIND US.
Think about the children He has given us. I am convinced that we receive children as a gift for one main reason, to increase intimacy with HIM. The LORD has used our children, those we have and those we have not, to teach us so many lessons.
This is why GOD says to train a child up in the way they should go, and they will not depart from it. No one who chooses GOD from the pit of their soul will stay astray. It is not to say we will not be lead away, or even to suffer affliction and suffering. But what we have learned through these fiery trials is simple.
GOD needs to be the FACE in the mirror.
The strongest warriors are those who even when hit and wounded, come to the LORD let HIM heal, and they rise up again in HIM.