When God speaks, listen!

One of the greatest relationships in the world is the relationship with God; that connection with our Heavenly Father.  He speaks to you, guides you, directs you, corrects you, and orders your steps in His word.  Where would we be without Him?  Just as Psalm 124: 1 states, “If it had not been for the Lord on our side…”  I can’t imagine.  So, when he speaks, why don’t we ALL listen?

When God speaks a directive into your life, it is important to listen.  It is your divine direction.  He has a purpose for your life and blessings in store.  Accepting His direction helps you to walk toward your blessings and purpose.  So, why don’t we ALL accept His directive?

Disobedience can cause complete separation.  How can God guide you if you won’t listen to Him and follow His direction?  When you are disobedient, you move toward your will to be done as opposed to God’s will to be done.

The most prominent story of disobedience to God’s word is the story of Saul.  Read 1 Samuel 15:10-34 then  1 Samuel 16:1-23.   Saul had an entire kingdom taken away from him and handed to David due to his disobedience.  He was disconnected from the Lord as God no longer spoke to him.  This was evident through his actions at the time.

Throughout the Book of 1 Samuel, there were several things that Saul did which are typical for those disconnected from the Lord.  He acted negatively toward David, but David didn’t succumb to his negative ways.  He tried to kill David unsuccessfully.  He even visited a soothsayer to try to raise Samuel from the dead; which is a sin within itself.  Only God knows and holds the future.  Soothsayers are simply used by the satanic kingdom; led by demonic spirits which know everything about the visiting individual due to the database of the satanic kingdom.  Saul was distraught, distressed, and in the snare of the devil; as he was no longer under the kingdom of God and didn’t hear from God. 

The worst thing in the world is to be separated from God; left in the wilderness.  When God gives you a directive, follow through and carry it out as instructed.  No matter how uncomfortable or difficult it may seem, do it.  Know that if God brought you to it, He will bring you through it.  When God speaks, listen!

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This is my story, my song: Revelation of God’s blessings to come

This is my story, my song:  Revelation of God’s blessings to come

     One of the greatest gifts in the world is revelation from God of His blessings to come. The gift becomes your light at the end of the tunnel.  You wrote it down.  You meditate on it.  You strive toward it.   You know that death and life are in the tongue; as Proverbs 18:21 states.  So, you speak it into the atmosphere with prophetic faith…letting those things be that be not.

      The gift helps you through storms; trials and tribulations.  As you go through it, you hold fast to your faith that God will see you through; remembering what He said to you.  It is unwavering faith too because God it to you; so you know!  As Numbers 23:19 states, “God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  No matter what you go through, you smile.  You have joy in the midst of trouble because you stay focused on the gift; focused on God’s promise.  God said it, so you believe it.  That does it!

       Patti LaBelle once sang, “When you’ve been blessed, feels like heaven.  Heaven. Heaven.”  When the manifestation of that promised blessing comes to pass, yes…it does feel like heaven.  Although praise of God is constant, you will praise God even more. Because you survived yet another trial with tribulations, the measure (magnitude) of your faith is increased even more.

       This is my testimony.  Yes.  Staying connected to my Heavenly Father; holding his hand through each and every storm as He guides me toward my blessings and purpose. I’m in this world, but not of this world.  I’m a spirit being mastering the human experience.  This is my story.  This is my song.  Praising my Lord and Savior…all of my life long.

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Just say it: The Exercise of Prophetic Faith

One of the most power tools for any Christian and child of God is the use of prophetic faith. Kenneth Copeland quoted, “If you’ve got the guts to say it, God’s got the power to do it!” Speak into the atmosphere whatever it is that you have been praying for.  Tell yourself that you believe, receive, decree, and declare it, in the name of Jesus.  Do this for whatever you are believing God for and keep it it prayer.

Proverbs 18:21 states, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”  How you speak directly lines up with your measure your faith.  When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we enter into God’s grace and have access to it by faith.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

What has God spoken to you?  If He spoke it to you, it will come to pass.  You know what God spoke to you; so grasp it, absorb it, lean on it, and run away with it!  Numbers 23:19 states, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent:  hath he said it, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  Speak into the atmosphere what God spoke to you.  Speak positively over your situation according to your prayers and expected outcome.

Don’t be moved by what is going on around you.  Walk by faith and not by sight.  Speak against any negative situation with your prophetic faith to bring that expected outcome (that which God has spoken to you) to come to pass according to God’s will.  If it is for you, you will receive it.  Tell yourself, “God said it.  I believe it.  That does it!”  Believe that you will receive; which goes hand in hand with your prophetic faith.

You believe that you receive, therefore you speak that which you do believe.  Speak those things which are not as though they are.  Just say it because nothing is impossible with God.  He definitely has the power to do it!

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The 5 Rules of Christianity-Based Relationships: The Divine PathTo Your Mate

Each and everyone of us desires to have a relationship; a feeling of being loved and connected.  Relationships can be difficult; often hard to form and hard to maintain.  They always take not only a great deal of time, but also a great deal of work and energy.

People too often become unsure of themselves turning to desperation; taking anything that comes along, no matter what the situation may be, and often resorting to breaking individual morals and values.  This is a haphazard, accident-prone, and disaster-led approach.  You can avoid this approach by following the five rules of Christianity-based relationships:

Rule #1:  Let God send to you the mate that He intends for you according to His will.  This is part of His purpose for your life; tied to your blessings and destiny.  Be careful of trying to choose your mate on your own.  There can be disasterous consequences otherwise…and some wonder why some relationships turn out to be such a total failure and disappointment.  It wasn’t meant to be.  It wasn’t in God’s plan.

Be patient and allow God to choose for you.  You allow God to choose for you by keeping your relationships in prayer and asking for His guidance.  He will guide you in the direction of the one that He chooses for you.  Will God’s choice be what you’ve been searching for? Maybe not.  Be sure to move in that direction in which God chooses to stay in obedience and remain on the path to your blessings.

Rule #2:  You cannot break up a relationship to form one of your own.  That couple is together because they are a blessing to each other.  God will not give you someone else’s mate.  That person was intended for them.  In addition, through creating trouble for that couple, you are cursing their relationship.  Curses that you pose on others are curses that you impose on yourself.  They bounce right back to you.  When you curse others, you are cursing yourself.  You can’t build happiness on someone else’s sorrow.

Rule #3:  It is important to have a friendship before a relationship; your own friendship with the Lord and your friendship with your potential mate.  John 15:15 states, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:  but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of the Father I have made known unto you.” Just as you know the Lord and have a close personal relationship with Him, you should know and feel comfortable with your mate through a close relationship.  It typically takes at least six months and several dates to get to know someone.  It will take even less time to know if this is someone with whom you would want to have a long-term relationship. When you place a focus on friendship in a relationship, you first learn to “like” your mate as you fall in love.  It is a special situation to have a relationship in which you both “like” and “love” your mate.

Rule #4:  Focus on love; not money or material things which are worldly.  You should be in love with your mate; not merely with them for what they own, what they possess, or how much money they have.  Money and material things can disappear.  Will you still want to be with that person if they should end up with nothing?  You wouldn’t be fair to yourself or your mate if you were not with them for love.  Everyone deserves to be loved and loved sincerely.

Rule #5:  Keep your relationship in prayer as with every other aspect of your life.  1 Thessalonians 5:17 states, “Pray without ceasing.”  Staying in prayer keeps God in the equation of your relationship.  Keeping God in the equation ensures success.  Only God can change people and situations.  If it is meant to be, He will keep things in your favor in your relationship.

By following these five rules, you allow God to choose for you.  Stop running in circles and chasing your tail trying to find Mr. Right or Mrs. Right.  Only God knows who is “right” for you and will show you if you allow him to.  Take the divine path in finding your mate.

 

 

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Message to the Unchurched: It is possible and easy to return to God.

Message to the Unchurched: It is possible and easy to return to God..

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Message to the Unchurched: It is possible and easy to return to God.

A 2010 report by Barna indicated that nearly 65 million adults had not attended church services or activities in the then previous six months.  That is a massive number of individuals who are not receiving the word of God and are disconnected from the body of Christ.

One of the biggest lies that Satan has been feeding the children of God is that it is too late to return to grace.  We are God’s children.  He loves all of us no matter what we have done in sin or how long we have been away.  God is waiting with open arms for your return.

There are six things for you to do in your return to God:

  1. Become saved, get baptized, repent, and turn away from your sins.
  2. Find a church home and begin to attend church
  3. Take notes on the sermon given by the Pastor of the church.
  4. Study the bible, the word of God, on a daily basis even if it is only for 20 or 30 minutes.
  5. Use your sermon notes to guide your further study of the bible.

The first step in your return to God is to become saved, get baptized, repent, and turn away from your sins.  It is very simple to become saved.  You simply need to answer this question with a yes:  Do you believe that Jesus was crucified, died on the cross, but rose on the third day and is now alive and well; seated at the right hand of God making intercession for all of us?  In doing so, you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

You become baptized; submersion in water just as John the Baptist baptized Jesus in Matthew 3:13-17.  “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.  But John forbad him saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?  And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now:  for thus it becometh us to fufill all righteousness.  Then he suffered him.  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:  and , lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

You then repent and turn away from your sins.  1 John 1:9 states, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” You confess your sins to God, turn away from those sinful ways, and sin no more.  You can completely forget about your sins because God will do the same.  Hebrews 8:12 states, “God will not remember our transgressions or sins…”  You become a new creature; with a new nature, new creation righteousness.  Phillipians 3:13 states, “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”

The next step in your return to God will start with your return to church.  You must become a part of the body of Christ; the church.  This is where you will be fed with the word of God through sermon.  The sermon is the word of God for the people delivered through the Pastor of the church.  The purpose of the sermon is to equip the children of God with the armor needed to perfect our state of spirit beings mastering the human experience.

No matter how uncomfortable you may feel when you return to church, you need to understand that Satan will not like your gradual walk into the light.  You can expect Satan to attack with trials and attempt to put negative thoughts into your mind.   He will try to make you feel like you don’t belong.  He will use people to do negative things to turn you away or try to cause you to react in evil ways.

Remember, you are a child of God.  You don’t have to accept Satan’s negative ideas, thoughts, or suggestions.  Tell him, “Get behind me Satan.  You are a liar.  For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God.  And I will worship Him and only Him.”  The bible states in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Keep in mind that the people that you will see in church are not perfect.  You are not perfect.  None of us are perfect.  The church is not perfect.  We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s grace.  Regardless of what you may know about those around you, do not focus on the lifestyles, morals, or actions of others.  You are in church for you; for your salvation.  This is all about you and your personal relationship with God.  The people around you cannot get you into heaven.  So, why focus on who they are and what they do?  You must instead focus on who you are in Christ and what you do; your Christian walk, your connection with God, your relationship with others, and building yourself up in Christ.

When you attend church, take notes on the sermon given by the Pastor.  It is virtually impossible to remember everything.  Remember, you are in church to be fed the word of the God.  You don’t want to miss any part of it.

It is important to know the word for yourself as well.  Spend time studying the bible and learning the word; even if it is only for 20 or 30 minutes each day.  You can use your sermon notes for further bible study.  In doing so, you build yourself up strongly in Christ. Furthermore, you become both a hearer and doer of the word and you begin to live what you learn through your Christian walk…bigger, stronger, and faster!

You grow at your own pace.  You learn as you grow.  The Lord has promised redemption when people turn away from sins.  Go to Isaiah 59:15-21.

As you can see, it is very easy and very possible.  Come, come now!  Return to God.  He is waiting.  Grab on to his everlasting hand.

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Freedom of Religion: Shouldn’t there be a universal human right to convert to Christianity?

The United States does not agree with the decision of the country of Sudan to charge one of their female citizens with the death penalty for converting from Muslim to Christian.  According to a report by Washington AFP, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out regarding the imprisonment of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag for doing so.  Our U.S. Constitution 1st amendment right of freedom of religion is a beautiful thing.  We have a right to choose our religion.  Shouldn’t there be a universal human right to choose; especially to convert to Christianity?

Christianity is the one faith which embraces women, our rights, and our value.  Furthermore, the bible states that no man will enter the kingdom of heaven except through Jesus.  We must accept Him as both our Lord and Savior.  How does one enter the kingdom that doesn’t recognize Jesus as both Lord and Savior?

The report states that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was born to a Muslin Father and a Christian mother then married a Christian man.  This young lady was likely taught and has realized the need to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior for salvation, prompting her to change her choice of faith to Christianity.

John 3:15-17 states, “…That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”   The world, through Jesus, can be saved.  Again, we must accept Jesus as Lord and savior.  Jesus was not just a prophet.   He is the Messiah; the one who knew no sin, but became sin to die for the sins of the world that we might be saved and receive righteousness through him.

It is most unfortunate that Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag’s choice was met with such oppositional, critical, and persecutory force.  This is quite the reminder for us of our right to freedom of religion; one of the many rights that many have often taken for granted as others across the globe wish to have the same.

Perhaps freedom of religion will eventually become a universal human right.  Meanwhile, perhaps yet many more will realize the need for salvation; the need to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior…let souls be saved for everlasting life.  Let no one be left behind!

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