“STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD…”

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…ASSURES US VICTORY BY FAITH THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

Why do many Believers around the globe suffer shipwreck faith? Is it that we find ourselves weaker than the enemy? Perhaps we compromise too much with sin or just flat out get tired of feeling like things remain the same and can only see very little progress in our walk of faith? Or…it’s God’s will for us to continue to go through such suffering because it helps our growth? God forbid! Yes…our faith go through trials to prove itself genuine and yes…the enemy does tempt us with and by things of the world that leads to our struggle against flesh and spirit, however, our Lord stated in John 10:10; “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I’m sure the enemy would LOVE to take credit for such a failure in our lack of faith, but the problem most recently discovered is our lack to stand on and claim the promises of God in our lives by faith that puts God into action on behalf of His children. When was the last time you reviewed the promises of God spoken for Believers? I’m guilty…its been a while and for that reason of not speaking those promises, claiming those promises, and walking in faith because of those promises have too suffered shipwreck faith. Brothers and sisters we never intend to fail in this fight and walk of faith, but at times we tend to forget this was the problem of the Exodus generation in which they failed to walk by faith in the promises of God, thus “missing the mark” and “falling short” thereof of entering into God’s rest. This is where our flesh moves over and God the Holy Spirit takes control…this is living and walking by faith…it is God’s grace. Amen. The work of our Lord is complete, and we are made complete in Him, therefore we need only move “self” the flesh out of the way and permit the work of the Holy Spirit through us. God knows EVERYTHING we fight with, EVERYTHING that we are going through, EVERY struggle, EVERY temptation, EVERY painful situation and tears…He knows it all and as long as we stand in the way, because our God is a gentleman, He will let us try to work it out for ourselves as long as we stand in His way to work until we’re tired and suffered enough to say; “Ok, Father…I surrender this to you.” And then we begin by faith to see the miracles of the hand of God in our lives and watch EVERYTHING become new and transformed by the power of our God. Amen. Then we will see our joy complete in Christ Jesus our Lord and rise above these circumstances of the world and be about our Father’s business and press forward in the faith that we had when we first believed with a renewed faith, hope and love that wages war against the enemies of the living God as David did and claim victory in Jesus name, because the battle is the Lord’s and there is NO WEAPONS formed that shall prosper against the children of the most high God, because we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus our Lord!!  Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage. Fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee: He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”  Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea. I will help thee; yea. I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteouness.” Therefore let us press forward without fear, for fear is a sin and DOES NOT claim the promises of God and may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you and bless you in all that you do and touch from this day forward as we claim those spoken promises of God in our lives by faith through Christ Jesus our Lord. 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

“REAL MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD…”

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…SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF GOD.

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Many of us today, especially those of us that are of the household of God that claim to walk in faith and keep in step with the Spirit of God…the mature in the Word of God…Leaders, Pastors, Preachers, Teachers and those with years of service as children of God in one way or another have fallen prey to the enemy, and thus have failed the test.  Today, we have the appearance of men and women in bodily form, but the mind of a child when it comes to the things of God. Why? For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.…”  One reason…because we have compromised with the world and therefore our faith has been compromised. Fear has paralyzed our faith and un-Godly success has separated us from God.  Becoming “spiritually mature” is not an easy task and is a process, I include myself as well in this matter for I, too am part of the body of Christ and as Paul states; “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5. God cannot be tempted by evil and our Lord Jesus Christ had only one thing to say when confronted by the enemy when it came to compromising His walk of faith…”But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23, he recognized the true enemy in spirit, able to see and hear clearly with the eyes of God. I share this with great love and concern for those of us who share in the same household of God, because we are believe it or not a frontline defense for a spiritually captive people in need of our Lord and at times it appears that we are in more disarray than the world around us, a laughing stock for celestial eyes to gaze upon. It is one thing to watch a suffering humanity that’s lost, but to also watch brothers and sisters of Christ fall prey and victim

At the enemy’s choosing saddens my heart, bring me prayer and more than I care for…tears. I remember once asking the Lord to show me how He sees the crowd of people that I was around at one time and a friend was standing there with, but it was just a silent prayer. In that moment as God is witness to this, the Spirit came over me and I began to cry so hard and uncontrollable that my friend stood there staring at me saying; “Daniel, what’s wrong?” I replied…”Look at all those people, Christ is knocking at their hearts and they won’t let him in.” It was by far the most painful, heartbreaking experience I have ever felt til this day…I couldn’t support the pain I felt in my heart. My friend stood there trying not to look embarrassed, but his face was red as an apple, and he said “Ok…I better leave it looks like you need a moment.” And then the Spirit lifted off me. I share this, because this warfare is very real indeed and we need to start seeing the world through the eyes of our Lord. Stop worrying about whether your ministry is going to be ok, or if the people going to show up if you speak. Stop worrying if you’re making a difference in the lives around you or if your being a good “Christian” or not, you know why? Because when we’re walking in faith as men and women of God, the enemy has no foothold for us to even begin to doubt such things, because our faith speaks for us displaying the power of God is evident in our lives. God will do the rest, because he’s faithful even when we fall. Amen. Therefore let us press ahead in faith and spiritual maturity, graving the higher gifts in Christ that we may be made complete and shake this world by our faith in an almighty God, Father and Lord. Let’s make our calling sure and may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keep you and protect you as you go out and come in and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. 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

“LOVE IS…” THE POWER AND FORCE…

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THAT BREAKS ALL SPIRITUAL STRONGHOLDS”

The Battlefield of Angels; United States…The House of Slavery.  D.R.Tracy is  worth the read for those unaware of the spiritual warfare that takes place around us on a daily bases in different forms. Even as believers we walk in faith not knowing the forces of evil that stands in the way of our spiritual growth, or unaware of certain doors that we open unintentionally that may hinder our prayers for aid and how to combat against such spiritual evil and thus leaving us feeling defeated and without God’s help. Something I’ve witnessed in the Word of God from beginning to end is that the love of God, His power, His Holy Spirit and His authority is all over its pages unchanging from beginning to end for those of us that sincerely seek the will of God. However, our faith becomes stagnet and without the demonstration of the power and authority given to us through the Holy Spirit by Christ to accomplish our task at hand with the gifts given us by God. We often lack the love and compassion that was demonstrated through the person of His son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…God in human form to teach and instruct, to set free and stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters and a lost and suffering people as our Lord. This takes spiritual maturity and the mind of Christ to see with spiritual eyes and walk in obedience to the Word of God. That kind of compassion and love cast out ALL fear and doubt and breaks even the strongest of chains and bonds that are placed on an individual by the enemy. I’ve heard too many testimonies where believers in Christ walking in faith and those that ask believers to pray for them that needs repeat prayer over and over again to be set free from some demon force that attacks and wonder…why? Whether in an individual life, over a city or within a congregation, results were the same. Christ casted out “Legions of demons” attached to one life without repeated prayer and that person was clean and made whole; And Jesus asked him, saying , What is thy name? And he said , Legion: because many devils were entered into him.” Luke 8:30. I’m not sharing this to say we often lack faith, though majority of the time this is the reason; And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.…” Matthew 17:18. But more so for the reason that we lack the love and compassion for others that limits our faith and the authority that we already possess to put that faith in action by the demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord didn’t say fight, but stand equip with the full armor of God in face of the enemy, for the battle is the Lord’s. Amen. And the Lord has promised us the there is NO weapon form that shall harm thee…if God is for us who can be against us? When will we begin to believe in our Lord’s promises, the Word of God and trust Him completely? When will we stop being such an unbelieving generation and stop the hindering of the Holy Spirit’s power to act and work through us? When we truly begin to look upon humanity with compassion and the love of our Lord and walk as TRUE believers…not that some aren’t doing so already, the remainder of us will follow suit and witness miracles as in the days of old with surprise as the world as if something mysterious has happen, but as a representative of the kingdom of heaven in this dark world that is under the sway of the enemy. And yes, people will be set free indeed, the blind will truly see, and the lame will really walk. Amen. Therefore, let us begin to walk as children of the God… children walking in faith filled with His Spirit and the authority given by our Lord to overcome spiritual conflicts, tearing down the strongholds of the enemy that is rooted in the lives of many believers and those predestined to receive salvation. Christ showed that authority given to Him by the Father, which He gave to those believers here in the world continuing that work for the advancement of the kingdom of God with the gifts God has given each of us, that we may lack nothing in our walk of faith through this “Valley of the Shadow of Death.” It is love that sets those captive free, and when our heart of stone is turned into flesh a full transformation begins to happen beyond our human understanding… as God has stated; “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14 “…Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” Jeremiah 33:3. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you and those you love as we mature in our faith and learn completely with the love of Christ that these strongholds may begin to uproot themselves from the lives of many by the authority given us from heaven. Amen. Are you really ready for spiritual warfare? Compassion and the Love of Christ through us for people is what sets the captives free and breaks the spiritual strongholds of the enemy. 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

“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

“KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG…

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…IS A GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5

What is right or wrong? Good or Evil? Who determines this? Many of us see from our own perspective what right and wrong is based on our upbringing, lessons taught through personal experience or the experience of others shared…doesn’t mean that they are “right”, because let’s face it, they too have learned from someone and that someone received it passed on by someone else and so on. Much of which has come from “the world”, communities and other social surroundings we’ve grew up in and of course the experience of life in general. Based on many of these ideas, advice and shared experiences, with very good intentions no doubt, especially from love ones, can lead one to be led by emotions rather than what is the truth or the lie in certain situations and circumstances. If we look at King Solomon for example with the display of Godly wisdom in his judgment about the baby and the two women;   Solomon asked for a sword to cut the baby in half. To each prostitute, half of the boy would be given. The mother of the child spoke up quickly asking for the boy to be given to the other woman. From this act of compassion, Solomon determined she was the true mother of the boy. He awarded her custody of the baby boy. Solomon was praised for his wisdom.” 1 Kings 3:16-28.   He wasn’t led by emotions, or what others could have given as advice, but by the Holy Spirit’s wisdom to determine what was right or wrong or the truth or a lie in that case. Again the Word of God states; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end there of are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. As children of God and being a part of one another, it is vital for us in the household of God to be united, likeminded in body and spirit…of one accord when it comes to knowing the difference between right and wrong, not only for ourselves, but for our beloved spiritual family members that we give sound instructions, advice and correction to from the Word of God NOT leaning on our own understanding of anything, but led by the Holy Spirit.  Because there is a VERY REAL enemy that knows this Word of God, perhaps better than we do and he knows far too well how to twist the truth of God’s Word into the most deceptive of lies right before our eyes if we are not grounded in the Word of God. Amen. This would even have most of us who are studying, preaching and teaching the Word, but living so blindly, that we couldn’t be farther from the truth…without the power of the Holy Spirit, so there’s no real threat to him [the enemy], by no means. Believe me when I say this knowing the difference is a gift from God, and only by constant practicing of the Word can we grow up in our faith being mature men and women of God knowing good from evil, not as the world sees it, with its many deceptive illusions mythologies, but as it is seen through the eyes of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.  Then of course there’s that flip side of the coin where we know something to be contrary to the Word of God and condone its practice with an outright excuse of saying; “It’s not my business”…sounds familiar? But let me remind you…”And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said; I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9. Yes, I am. Because I know that we are part of one another and if my brother / sister in Christ is effected by something, then so am I as a part of this spiritual household of God’s. The difference is that I’m not to judge my family, but instruct them in love and based on the Word of God and vice versa. In my opinion we’re just big kids in God’s house learning how to keep in step with the Spirits leading that we can mature together as a household bound stronger than ever that the love and light of our Lord Jesus Christ may shine as bright as the noonday sun through us for the world to see that there is a God, and Lord and Savior that lives, that loves and cares beyond human understanding for a lost world and patiently waits for the remaining of our household to enter and share in the inheritance that awaits them as for us. Amen. Therefore, let move forward with that vision of maturity, practicing and drawing nearer to the author and finisher of our faith with the hope that we as well as others reach spiritual maturity in love and in God’s Word.  May the one and only God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob protect you and your love ones as we move from faith to faith and glory to glory in Jesus name. Amen and 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

“THE BLOOD OF CHRIST…

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…IS WHAT BINDS US TOGTHER AS FAMILY.”

I want to take this moment to share my appreciation with all of you that have supported, commented, debated, encouraged, followed and continue to do so to date, all that have been posted by me and spoken on by me as of now. As for those I continue to learn from as well through your post and comments, your struggles, fears, victories, spiritual growth and leadership. I am so blessed to be a part of such a family of conquers in Christ Jesus our Lord that at times I have to pause and just say “Thank you, Lord for the company of believers you’ve placed me around with such faith and love for you, each other, and your Word.” Thank you and you are appreciated my brothers and sisters in Christ.  It is that shedding of the blood of Christ that binds us together eternally with that faith we have from when we first believed. The children of Abraham…the father of faith and of us all who have been called, foreknew, and predestined to share in that glorious kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though we may not agree on things at times when it comes to certain Scripture, or words in the Word of God from our perspective of things, we’re still family and ought to come together, reason together prayerfully that we as part of this body, lean not on our understanding of things, but allow the Holy Spirit to lead us as children of God into the true on what we can’t seem to agree upon…not fight or argue amongst one another, but support one another as a family ought to with love and with patience. We hardly get along with those of immediate family, Amen, yet we try to be patient and encourage and support them no matter what…how much more ought we do the same with those of the household of God?  We, who stumble and fall, at times fail the test brought before us… or perhaps give in to temptations, and yet made perfect in our walk faith as “the world” laughs, judge and ridicule, let us not be discouraged and shrink back, but dust ourselves off and press forward for this upward calling in Christ Jesus, because we know that we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that have been before us and we have brothers and sisters to extend a mighty hand in Christ that says; “Stand up, beloved child of God and press on, because He who has begun a good work in you is not finished yet.” This is not about color, creed, nationality or tongue, but a spiritual body that was purchased by the shedding of the blood of Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore whenever possible, tell that brother or sister how much you appreciate them, I’m sure it means a great deal and for me to say it means even more…I appreciate you. Let us therefore continue to move forward in faith and show “the world” that He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world, through our love, our faith and our unity as body where the Spirit of the ALL knowing, ALL power, God and Kind of things seen and unseen works in all and through all for His glory. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob continue to bless you, watch over you and protect you in all that you do and touch. Amen and God bless.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” 1 Peter 2:9

 

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

“DOES SATAN REALLY EXIST…

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OR JUST A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION?”

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan[b] also came among them.  And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have you not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? Job 1:6-9

Why do so much conflict, violence and downright evil permeate our societies? Where can we find the answer? We would think that we could find some sort of bright light in the world through religion, sadly, even religion, that many look for solutions to life’s problems is in disarray. Christians warring against Christians, Muslim kill Muslim, and Jews confront other Jews. Every facet of hope appears to be confusing for so many. It is as we are a blind people searching for a spark of light in darkness. Why are we plagued with such suffering and problems? Scientist recognizes that a basic law of the universe; is that a cause exist for every effect. Things do not just happen, they occur because “something” or “someone” causes them to happen.  In fact, we can find a cause for every evil we see in the world.  Crime, war, religious confusion, famine, starvation, disease, premature death in their many tragic forms all exist for a reason. Our primary cause for such chaos lurks behind the curtains of the physical realm. Masking itself in the shadows cunningly as many go about believing that he is some mythical embodiment of evil, truth is many don’t know what to believe any more. To know the enemy of mankind, one must study about the enemy as the enemy has studied and continues to study humanity.  Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  When we fail to study the source and origin of spiritual things, we tend to fall into the secular beliefs of others opinions and drug away by feeble tales and myths that have no scriptural truth and therefore are blinded to what happens around us spiritually. To answer the original question at hand…does Satan really exist? The answer…yes, of course he does and he is a very real threat and deceiver of humanity. Where can we find the most reliable source of information on the spiritual realm? There is only one original source that pertains to the spiritual world that surrounds us and that found in the Bible. The Bible contains unequivocal internal evidence that it truly is the Word of God and through its pages God reveals true spiritual knowledge, information unavailable from any other source.  This is not for brothers and sisters to focus continually on the evil that surrounds us as a body, because we know that He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. This is for us to be aware and informed that there is a REAL enemy of the children of God and that we should pay close attention to the schemes, illusions and deceptions the enemy uses to divide and conquer, methods of conflict and illusions and lies that masks itself by the enemy to shatter, weaken and mislead those of faith. How can one obtain leverage in enemy territory if not informed of the enemy’s tactics? God is ALL powerful, however, he allows Satan to carry out his deceitful and destructive activities-within certain limits- for a purpose. We can use the story of Job as an example of that purpose. God knew Job’s heart better than Satan thought he did. Suffering sometimes proves the character of God’s children during trying moments such as that of Job. As Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:4; “We are not trying to please men, but God who tests our hearts.” This is why Paul and others could rejoice during their sufferings, they knew that during their sufferings, testing and trials the Spirit of God rested upon them. Therefore rejoice when trials come, when the enemy has selected you, because one…you are a child of the living God, and two…we know that God will not give us more than we can bear. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” May God continue to watch over you, protect you and bless you in all that you do and touch as we press forward from faith to faith and glory to glory. Amen.

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

“IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD…

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…AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD.”

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. There has been and perhaps still may be much debate about the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Was Christ God that came down from heaven in human form to dwell among the people? Why is God, in the person of Christ considered the Son of God? Why in the person of Christ did our Lord Jesus not consider himself equal to God being God in human form? Question that many Believers shy away from when confronted by those of “the world” that believe the Word of God is full of contradictions and based on the wisdom of this world can’t seem to make sense of. Even when looking at the Holy Trinity…the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all being God, but distinct in personality, separate one from another with its own function as part of the Godhead, but one Spirit working through all. “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:18. Regardless of what debate the world may cast, or disbelief or doubt maybe displayed by those who do not believe, for I am convinced that my Lord Jesus Christ is God in human form. Therefore, what I believe I speak. It not my position to convince the masses on what they are to believe or not believe, but it is my position to present the Word of Truth as I am commissioned to do so. For this reason, as children of the living God whom God foreknew, called, and predestined, has specific task to perform while here passing through…the completion of the work started by our Lord Jesus and passed down from Believer to Believer. Sometime I wonder how could one question the manifold wisdom of such an awesome God. If things do not appear within the reasoning of our limited knowledge and intellect, especially pertaining to things of God, it must not be true, accurate or correct….faith is lost. However, I wonder has anyone, while searching for flaws in the Word of God, or what was written and by whom that contradicts, considered really who is the grand illusionist that blind the eyes of those seeking to discredit the Word of God…of course not.  Just as the Jews believed they were waiting on a king to come and sit on David’s throne in this realm at that time and destroy their enemies, there was something much greater at stake taking place in the spiritual realm. “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: (but now) is my kingdom not from hence.Christ knew who would believe…”Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;” John 17:20. Do we really know what’s taking place around us in the heavenly realms?  What we are to know, we are provided with and the rest is all about faith. Paul couldn’t have said it more plainly in 1 Corinthians 13:12;  “For now (in this world) we see through a glass, darkly; but then(when we are with Christ) face to face: now (while in this life) I know in part; but then (when I am heaven bound) shall I know even as also I am known.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.

“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so my ways are higher than your ways

and my thoughts higher than your thoughts…”

[Isaiah 55: 8-9, NLT]

 

When will we stop questioning God and take God’s Word for what it is…the truth. How long must we debate, conflict and wrestle over the Word of God and reason together as brothers and sisters prayerfully, leaning not on our own understanding, but allow the Spirit to teach and lead us into ALL truth pertaining to the things of God. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Matthew 7:7. How can we try to figure out things of such an ALL knowing, ALL powerful, creator and sustainer of ALL things when we have such difficulty living in this life alone?  But our Lord said it best in Luke 18:8; “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? I pray that those reading this may come to the true knowledge of who Jesus Christ is and your position in Him as part of the body of Christ and work to be done, I included. This is all about Faith. So guard your minds and hearts as you press forward from faith to faith and glory to glory. Let no one deceive you or misguide you from your upward calling in Christ Jesus our Lord, for the enemy is crafty, and out to destroy ALL who bare that seal that you received when you first believed. Amen. So, may the one and only true God, Lord and Savior, the Holy God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob protect you and watch over you and equip you with all you need in Jesus name. Amen and 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

“DELIVERANCE…”

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AN ACT NECESSARY TO SEE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

Deliverance… refers to the activity of cleansing a person of demons and evil spirits in order to address problems manifesting in their life as a result of the presence of said entities and the root causes of their authority to oppress the person. Let’s make something very clear from the start. Deliverance is not for non-believers, it is for those that have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. Now the legal rights given to these spiritual influences or demons can be broken from your life as a child of God.  Adherents to this theological concept attribute physical, psychological spiritual and emotional problems that people suffer to the activities of the oppressing  spirits following the example of Jesus Christ given in the gospel. Beloved family, I’ve mentioned many times in different post as you already know, that Spiritual Warfare is very real. As children of God, we MUST begin with the house of God first, by examining every part of our lives carefully and prayerfully to see if there’s any influence that is limiting our seeing, witnessing, or hindering our function in the body of Christ. Why begin with the house of God? Hosea 4:6; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” is a good place to start. Some tend to believe that just because we are Believers/Christians, that we are incapable of being influenced by demonic forces or spiritual influences…this is an error in our thinking and most welcome by the enemy, because then your guard is down, we become blinded and then there is no armor of defense and the enemy is having a banquet at our expense in our lives because we’re with lack of knowledge which is right there in the Word of God. Then it is as our Lord states; But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:23. And You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5. Is therefore something we should consider and then we are no longer the blind leading the blind as children of God but walking in step with the Spirit. Amen. Family we’re only human granted, and we deal with things in areas of our lives that sometimes tend to weaken us, causes us to fall and at times wants to just give up…trust me I know. My life personally is nothing short of Jonah and The Prodigal Son, if there was a photo for either, it would be mine. My point is deliverance is a process of healing…coming together with those that are gifted by God with the “Gift of Discernment” that recognizes these influences and begin your healing process to get rid of these influences that appear to be interfering in one or more areas of your lives. Without it, we’re a people destroyed before entering the battle. We’ve all at one point have done some things we’re not too proud of, and times those things flash before our eyes in prayer or times of reflection, this is only the gentleness of the Spirit saying “Bring it to me…surrender it….I will forgive you and heal you.” Some of these I like to call unconfessed sins, and other times the enemy trying to bring up your past, which at those moments if I’ve surrendered them, I stand on God’s Word in that moment to fight those lies brought about by the enemy.  “By his stripes we are healed.” Therefore my brothers and sisters, having said this, let our deliverance and healing begin this day that we may truly walk as children of light and continue in that great commission;  “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” Mark 16:15-17. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you from ALL unseen hurt, harm and danger in Jesus name. Let us therefore press on in hope, faith and love and we advances forward from faith to faith and glory to glory. “He that has begun a good work in you will not stop until it is completed.” Amen. 

 

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

“HUMILITY…

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…UNLEASHES THE POWER OF WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST”

Truly we’ve all heard “Humble yourself before the Lord and He shall lift you up.” James 4:10. By definition, humility; is an action regarding others before one’s self…unselfishness or sacrificing yourself for others; “He who tries to save his life will lose his life, but he that gives his life for the sake of another will gain eternal life.” For most of us, these are hard words to swallow, because if we have any part of ourselves incorporated with “the world” of things, this act would seem impossible. The flesh is designed for self preservation, therefore would shrink back from such a high call upon one’s life. However, humbling ourselves in the hands of the living God would call out that Kingdom faith and who you are…a joint heir King and Queen in Christ Jesus for the sake of God’s people and then it would give the enemy something to truly worry about, because not only do they recognize who you are, you also see the enemy for who they are. “One day the evil spirit answered them, Jesus I know and I know about Paul, but who are you?” ACTS 19:15. This is what we were called to do, present ourselves as living sacrifices our spiritual act of worship, Romans 12: 1 and 2. Walking in humility (keeping in step with the Holy Spirit) allows the Power of the Holy Spirit to rest upon us from on high and this is how we as children of God begin to see and witness miracles, revivals, demons cast out, sicknesses healed in the name of Jesus. Amen. As the Word of God states; “Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!  For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,  always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:5-7. Though this verse speaks of those that really have no positioning in Christ, we on the other tend to walk such as these at times. In other words, refusing to humble ourselves underneath the hand of God, therefore quenching the Holy Spirit of God, who waits to perform these heavenly miracles through us, so we’re breaking God’s heart. Brothers and sisters we are of the household of the living God to perform a great work as co-workers along with our Lord…this is why we have a great commission. I would be the first to admit, that I am guilty of such shortcomings. Believe or not, humility is the key that unlock many blessings that are awaiting the children of God to begin their work here and now. Take a look at Daniel 10:12; “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God your words were heard, and I have come to respond to them.”  Not that our prayers go unheard, but that act of humility also is an act of faith that causes God to respond based on such a faith,  so much that the enemy knew who Daniel was and tried to hinder his prayers…a great prophet. The eyes of heaven are upon us and how we respond to this great commission and work set before us is in our doing alone. As Paul states; “Let each man seek after his own salvation with fear and trembling.” The only question I have for us as a family the body of Christ Jesus our Lord, and partakers in this heavenly calling…what are prepared to do? I pray that each one of us draw near to God and humble ourselves that the Spirit of God may rest upon each and every one that is reading this post at this moment and those that are part of this body that we may become who we were called to be in Christ Jesus and grow in the knowledge of our Lord each day as we press forward in faith, hope and love watching miracles happen right before our very eyes. Amen. May God continue to keep you and protect you. 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