We Overcame! You And I!

We overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony – Revelation 12:11.

Friends, some of you are taking stock of this year by days, weeks, and months, for me it has been a decade long. Times and seasons are constant, but you and I, experience it all differently, seasons and times happens to us all differently.

I took stock of the last decade. I am so thankful that I can look back and say thank you Jesus! The Lord was my strength, my all in all, the pillar that holds my life, my shield and high tower that kept me safe and sane.

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Thank you Lord for the storms that could not sweep me away, the fire that could not kindle upon me, the pit that could not contain me, the voices that could not prevail over me. And the schemes of the wicked that you Lord frustrated! I bet you also have thanks to give. Go ahead and praise God!

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Thank you Savior for the near misses, the broken heart that you healed, the blind eyes that you gave sight, deaf ears that you opened, and the hardened heart that your love turned around and changed to be a heart of flesh.

Knowing the Lord intimately is different from knowing God by what someone says. You need to experience God for yourself! He is near thee! Psalms 145:18

I look back and I am thankful for overcoming all the wiles of the wicked. It is a privilege to be here, looking forward to the glorious next chapter as it unfolds beautifully. I see glorious spectacles like crescendo.

If you can relate in anyway, listen to the lyrics of this music and know that it was, and it is Christ in you and I giving us victory by His blood! We ought to give Him praise like never before in truth and in spirit. The Lord our God is worthy of all praises. Psalms 145:3

Whatever is ahead, your victory is guaranteed in Christ Jesus. You are an overcomer by the blood of Jesus!

Be optimistic of the future friends, it shall be full of wonderful pleasure! You will experience the Lord like never before. You need to stay awake and aware in your spirit man this new months, and years ahead.

Shalom!

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Changed Testimony? Be Unwavering!

Act 16:19 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.”22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.   23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

When you stand up friends for truth, what is right, justice, or any worthy cause be prepared for backlash. You are in the wicked territory!!!. He will roar at you but fear not, for Christ Jesus has overcome on your behalf. Blessed are you if you suffer for righteousness sake.

Friends, notice how swiftly the testimony changed. Paul and Silas were “servant of the Most High God, who are telling people the way to be saved” just a few moment before in Acts 16:17. Now they are “Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice” -Acts 16:20.  Things will be said of you contrary to the truth, please do not bother trying to explain, clarify, justify, or defend yourself. Leave that to your advocate to do. Remember everything hidden will one day come to light. Stay focused and on course!

1 Peter 3:13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

Lord may we not lose heart as we run this race. May we be stirred up more and more to live for you. We receive grace today to obey your every word in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!