“THE CHARACTER OF A PERSON TRIED BY FIRE…

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…Determines their standing before God.”

Character summarized: distinguishes the combination of different qualities within an individual or group from another.  

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.  Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.  The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Jacob was a man determined to receive his blessing from the Lord, til the point of struggling with the Lord all night…can you imagine? What an honor and privilege to stand on such Holy ground and see the Lord face to face and yet live. To have your name changed because of the character that you possess struggling with God and man. This reminds me of the children of God today. Can we speak open and honestly among family? I believe that some of us have had the fight knocked right out of us by the enemy. This is not stating that we are defeated, by no means, however, the enemy has caused many of us to doubt, to shrink back, to walk lukewarm, and for some just rebel against God’s Word. Amen. To get drawn away by feeble tales and unscriptural doctrine…anything that is pleasing for our lifestyle and the moment of pleasure. We fight today just as Jacob did back then…God who tries and test the hearts of His people to see if we really seek after Him and love him, not for what He does for us, but just for being God, our Father, Lord and King, period. Then the temptations of the enemy [spiritual warfare] or men used by the enemy to attack, abuse, etc…, this is a form of fighting with man and the spiritual forces. Surely this is faith tried by fire, is it not?  “That the triall of your faith, being much more precious than of golde that perisheth, though it bee tryed with fire, might be found vnto praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Iesus Christ:”
– King James Version (1611)  1Peter 1:7. My dear family, but when it has been proven… the shaping, the molding, the testing, the proving…results in something that sets us apart unlike anything, individual or group that we are in the company of, that the evidence of the one and only living God resides with you, with us as a body that all doubt and questions of “Is there a God?” diminishes from thought. Amen. This is when our blind eyes are truly opened, when we begin to walk in step with the Holy Spirit, hearing the Lord tell us what to say at the right time. We begin walking as a people parallel in the natural and spiritual realm that surrounds us. Witnessing the enemy for who they are, what they are. This is when…Praise God…! We begin to speak with Kingdom authority given to us, casting out what doesn’t belong and binding that which rises up against the house of God. Then we are truly co-workers alongside our Lord continuing the work HE began. Amen. That integrity, that Kingdom character isn’t driven by emotions, is not persuaded by things in the world, DOES NOT compromise with sin or the enemy, but knows that he / she has been hand selected by God to perform that which they are called for in Jesus name. “…But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Mark 6:33. How can we therefore think that we could receive without these kingdom virtues? “…And His righteousness…” Amen. I think we at times forget that part…I’m guilty. Having shared this…which there is so much more to say on this, let me say this. Let us therefore seek after God’s blessing as if our lives depended on it. Not because we seek something material in this life from God, but because we just love Him and we want our Lord and Savior to know that you died for me…now I want to live for you…bless me…change me and give me those kingdom virtues I so lack to keep in step with thy Holy Spirit that I may praise thee and the world may see that you live in me as I in you. For the Lord said; “Ask…and you shall receive, knock…and the door shall be opened, seek…and you shall find.” God is not a man that He shall lie.  “Father, I pray that each ne of my brothers and sisters that read this post and those that are scattered throughout the world and those held captive by the enemy, receive open doors to be freed, to receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit and begin in this hour to realize their true identity in you my Lord. Forgive us for our sins committed against thee, for thou art merciful… oh God, and a loving Father. May each one of your children grow in spirit as we ought and in love as you have taught us and protect them as they lay to rest from all unseen, hurt, harm or danger…seen and unseen. Amen.” God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

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