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All About Him!Our Faith!

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus.

And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us.

We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
Romans 5:1‭-‬5 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/rom.5.1-5.MSG

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True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

True friends are rare! I mean the kind of friend that let you know when you act like a jerk. A friend that knows you more than yourself. How possible is one to know another more than themselves you may ask. Friends, praise you, support you, defend, encourage, comfort, and just love you and want you to be happy.

However, there is a limit to what even the closest, kind, faithful, and loyal friends can be to you at every stage of life. The best of us are prone to error, that is just who we are, our perfection is in Him alone.

TruthI want to talk about a special friend and confidant that I have. He is the truest of them all, constant, steady, faithful, loyal, dependable, reliable, true and loving. 

My special friend does not mince words with me. He tells me things as it is. He has never betrayed me except to myself, taking my lies and revealing the truth of it to me -convicting me thereby. Never demanding except to request I be the best I can be, to do unto others as I would like it to be done to me.

My friend act as a sounding board to me sometimes, like when I say something not too nice and I hear it played back. You know what friends? We all have some friends that will nod at every word, agree with any idea just to be in our life. Not this my very special friend and I am grateful for having Him in my life.

My special friend is the Holy Spirit. He let me know that it is Him that has kept my secret secret, so that I do not go around telling tales and reveal others secrets.

My friend let me know when my criticism deviate from constructive to destructive due to my own jealous and envious heart. When the discussion moves from the subject – topic of discussion to the object – the person.

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The Holy Spirit shall guide you into all truth. John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Do you have this friend in your life? A true friend that will let you know you have deviated from the path of truth, living in error, and show you a way back into the light of God’s countenance. True friend that will direct your path and safeguard you in treacherous terrain. A true friend that stir you to do the right thing amidst contrary opinion, a true friend guarded by truth, love, compassion, justice, and a sound mind.

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It was this friend that instructed Abigail to make haste to appease David – 1 Samuel 25, directed Tamar to take Judah’s seal, its cord, and his staff – Genesis 38. It was this friend that helped Ruth though in pain, sorrow of heart, to see Naomi’s loss and pain and,  decide to accompany her on a journey to a strange land – Ruth 1. It was this friend, unseen, but His presence was felt powerfully, he guarded Rehab’s heart aright to help the spies – Joshua 2. 

Do you have this friend in your life? You must be born again to have this special friend. You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, forsake all your evil ways, confess Jesus as Lord and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. No better friend than Him!!!!!!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit -1  Corinthians 2:14.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

Manipulating Facts!

Friends, be cautious with those that will use the facts of your life to justify their wickedness. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!- 2 Corinthians 5:17  You my friend, have been transformed, you are bearing fruit and your fruit is abiding. You are growing and having impact in your sphere of influence. You are standing for truth, justice, and dignity of others. You are upholding sound doctrine, rebuking evil, a shining light in darkness, a voice for the voiceless and walking uprightly minding the business of the Holy Spirit. You have just become a target for Satan. Oh! How He will rise up against you and bring up your past against you. If you do not stand right before God, you will cringe before Satan.manipulator

Paul and Silas are Jews quite alright and were Romans citizen also. However, I want to direct your attention to Act 16:16 -19. They stood against divination which the Lord was against. Those profiting by it brought up allegations that as Jews they have come to impose Jewish custom on Romans. The wicked will manipulatively use something in your past, the facts of your life to justify to perpetrate evil against you.

Act 16:16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

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You will be lied against, accused, oppressed and denied your right to freely be and participate in rendering service where you have been planted. Your accuser will unabashedly without remorse spread evil report to solicit support from all and sundry. You have to resist! Vehemently stand, unwavering in your faith, prayerfully trusting God for help, without which the wicked will succeed in tarnishing your good name. You must not permit that for if you do not stand for truth and justice, you are standing for evil. There is no middle ground.

Come to think of it, the people of the city had not yet encounter Paul and Silas but this guy was able to persuade them to rise up against Paul and Silas! How many Saints have you been manipulated to ill treat? How many have you manipulated others to kill? When you spread evil/slander about someone, you are killing their character.

Father Lord Almighty, we ask that you will forgive us this day our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil we pray in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Ingrained Truth!

Oh that the magnitude of God’s love revealed might help me to know Who I really am! If only the reality of my status as a child of God, daughter of the Most High God can really sink into by subconscious. You know, for it to be permanently ingrained in every fiber of my being. Ephesians 1:4 For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. I am His before the foundation of the world was laid! Wow!

a27c6601-0da0-4ab5-ac39-f5e2f40df2a9Then I would walk in the fullness of what had already been wrought on my behalf. I would not be tossed here and there by the world and her ruler. I would stand strong in the capability of the Lord, unflinching and confident in the midst of chaos. I will speak peace be still and the element will respond with calmness. Oh that this truth of my being will permeate my conscious and subconscious mind!

You see friends, I am a Spirit being, encased in this physical body. I was with God before the foundations of the world was laid. He knew me way back then and He had me in mind when He was fashioning the world. The life I am living know, be it as it is, the Lord knew, every moment of it. Nothing that I have experienced is hidden from Him, nor that which is to come in any way shock Him. He knows already!!!! He has a plan for me! A plan for good and not evil, a plan to see me to an expected end of dominion, victory, and peace in all ramification.

Friends, will you draw near unto the Lord today? He has  the blue print of your life in His hands. Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…… says the Lord of Host. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. What a comfort? An honor and a privilege! Where else can you get this? Who else can promise you such? Who?

I’m gonna do myself a favor! I will enlist Him on my team, so I may enjoy all that pertains to life and godliness that His divine power has given unto me through the knowledge of Him who has called me by his own glory – 2 Peter 1:3 .

God knows the end from the beginning! Yield your heart unto the Lord today! Jesus loves you friends!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Deceived? Don’t Be!!!

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Jesus Christ came to reconcile the world to His Father! He, God became flesh and dwelt among us, healing, delivering, restoring, transforming and saving lives, yet He was said to be possessed by Beelzebul, the prince of demons. Matthew 12: 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul,the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” 

What is the nay sayers saying, what have they said about you that is causing you grief my friend? The religious, the ignorant will always explain away what they do not know or understand. Ego will not allow them to ask for understanding and insight from God. Today you might be said to be cursed, an Achan in the camp – Joshua 7:20, possessed by demons and all sort. Do not fret for they said the same thing about Jesus Christ. Often, it is the possessed that will first point an accusing finger at you because they know you are not in their camp. A true child of God who by discernment sees one possessed by demons will pray and take authority over that demon. You will pray in the Holy Spirit and make the demons uncomfortable as Jesus always does when He was here for greater works than His He said we will do. John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Leonardo-da-Vinci-the-greatest-deception-men-suffer-is-from-89623.pngMatthew 12:25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Let every man examine himself, see if you are still in the faith, ask God to forgive, deliver, and cleanse you. Take authority over every contrary spirit to the Holy Spirit of God hanging around your life that wants to keep you in perpetual error, render it powerless in Jesus name. Ask for an infilling of the Holy Spirit afresh, stay in the word, repair the altar of prayer, praise and worship, seek the face of the Lord with all your heart. You shall not be deceived Friends.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!