Friday, June 25, 2010

Are you A Believing Believer

What do I mean by this? Well, there are believers who believe in Jesus, who believe in God, but they do not believe in what the word says. They do not believe in healing, in miracles, in being blessed with more than enough, with your hearts desires. How do I know? Look at how they live. Are they sick all the time, are they in pain all the time, or they going hungry, or living homeless?

Are they fighting battles constantly? For some reason there are those who just can not believe that Jesus has set them free from these things when He died on the cross. The word tells you so, but you just can not wrap your mind around the truth of the word, instead you look at the facts of the circumstances. Whose facts are they? They are not of God, they are of the enemy.

We have to learn to take authority over those facts, those circumstances and trust in Him and not them. We have to speak boldly, and with faith, with the AUTHORITY given to us by Jesus, Himself. AMEN! If we do not come against the enemy with boldness knowing who we are, and knowing what the WORD says, then we are setting ourselves up for defeat.

Acts 19 v 13-14....Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits saying; "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

Now here is the important part, pay close attention to the next scriptures, these people had no idea that the Authority was not theirs, but Jesus, and the devil knows who has that authority and who does not. AMEN!

Acts 19 v 15-17...And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.....

If you are in Christ, then you have the authority to use His name and cast out demons. Only the children of God, joint heirs with Christ Jesus has the authority to use His name. AMEN!

Don't let the evil spirits ask who are you. Make sure they know who you are. Stand against the enemy with the authority and boldness that Jesus gave you. Let them know that YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS. AMEN!

You have to know who you are before the enemy can see who you are. You have to be a believing believer. How can you know and how can you feel confident in this authority?


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Light Will Always Rule

Have you ever been in a dark place and then suddenly a light clicks on and you have a hard time focusing. The light totally obliterates the darkness. Even the smallest little flame can destroy complete darkness. There is no way you can remain in darkness if there is just a hint of light around. It is not possible.

The same is true with ourselves. When we accept the LORD JESUS as our Savior, we have the light in us. The light will rule and win and take victory over every dark circumstance. We just have to let it shine forth. Jesus is the light of the world, and we are His light in this world. AMEN!

Job 22 v 28...You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways...

PS 18 v 28...For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness...

PS 27 v 1....The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid....

PS 118 v 27a...God is the LORD, and He has given us light;....

1 Pet 2 v 9....But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.........

Prov 13 v 9....The light of the righteous rejoices; but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.....

IS 58 v 8.....Then your light shall break forth like the morning. Your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.....

IS 60 v 1....Arise, Shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you....

Matthew 5 v 14-16...."You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.....

We are the light of Jesus for others to see. What do they see when they see you? Do they find the light that they are so desperately searching for? Or are they still wandering in darkness searching for the light even when you are in their midst?

Ephes. 5 v 8-9...For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the LORD. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness and truth)....

John 3 v 19-21....And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth, comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in GOD.....

John 8 v 12....Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.".......

Rev. 21 v 23....The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The LAMB is its

Rev. 22 v 3-5....And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the LAMB shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there. They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the LORD GOD gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever....

1 John 1 v 5.....This is the message which we have heard form Him and declare to you, that GOD is light and in Him is no darkness at all.....

Evil is darkness, sickness is darkness, sin is darkness, pain is darkness, poverty is darkness, any thing that is not good is of darkness. But you are of LIGHT. You are of the LORD. You have VICTORY over darkness. AMEN!

Therefore let your LIGHT shine forth!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How Do You Use Your Authority

The word tells us we have the same authority to defeat evil as Jesus had when He walked on this earth. How do you use that authority? Have you ever seen a king ask politely for someone to quit attacking him? We here in America have a problem with kingdom authority. We are so used to our rights as Americans we can not fully understand our rights as children of God. I am not saying there is anything wrong with our rights, I am just saying look past your everyday rights and study what your rights are as children of God. We can not get accustomed to the fact that we are of the Royalty of Christ, Royalty of the MOST HIGH GOD. AMEN!

It is no wonder the devil attacks so many Americans, and Americans can not receive their healing and their miracles like other people around the world. Why? Because we can not wrap our minds around the fact that we have the authority of King and Queens in Christ. AMEN! We have all authority over every disease, over every evil thing, over all pain, over poverty, over lack, over fear. AMEN!

Here is a question for you. Do you believe Jesus died on the cross? Now, part 2 of the question, do you believe He died for all sins, sickness, diseases, pain, poverty, lack, every evil thing? Then it is time you look to the cross and receive your healing, your freedom from poverty or lack, your victory over every evil thing, over fear. Stand up, demand it, believe it, receive it, walk in it no matter what your circumstances say. AMEN!

Oh, you say, but you just don't know how bad I feel, how bad it hurts, how hard it is to quit. WRONG thinking. Quit claiming these things over your life, and quit letting the devil tell you those lies. SHOUT him out, DEMAND him to leave, SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY! AMEN!

Matt 28 v 18...."All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.....

Jesus says all authority over every thing has been given to Him in heaven but also on earth. AMEN!

Eccl 8 v 4...Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say to him, "What are you doing?"....

Who is and always will be KING OF KINGS? JESUS!

Where does your authority come from? JESUS!

Luke 9 v 1-2...Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick......

Who are His disciples today? WE ARE!

Matt. 28 v 19...."Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo; I am with you always, even to the end of the age. " AMEN......

Jesus did not dissappear. He is still on the throne. AMEN! He still rules with all authority over every living thing. AMEN! And He says He gives you His power and authority to use here on earth to defeat every evil thing. He says He will be with you until the end of age. AMEN!

Now, stop letting the devil defeat you, take your authority and use it. Where do you find your authority? In the word of God. AMEN!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Who Is Your Potter

We have all heard that He is the potter and we are the clay. But who are you letting mold you? Who are you letting mold your children? Is He really your potter? Are you really clay in His hands?

I would like to think that I am, but I know that there are times when I try to go my own way, and try to mold my own self into something that is not pleasing unto Him. We have all at some time in our lives done this. We need to really focus before we make important decisions and let Him be our Potter, let Him mold us the way He wants us. AMEN!

Stop and think when you are arguing with someone, am I trying to mold myself, have I taken myself off of His Potter's wheel and out of His hands? If you are in the spirit of argument then yes you have. You see God did not give us that spirit of arguing, that comes from the enemy. So we can recognize when we are taking ourselves out of His hands, because if it is not good, it is not of God. AMEN!

Let Him mold you into that perfect masterpiece that He has planned for you, and you can't go wrong. AMEN!

Isaiah 64 v 8....But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand......

Jer. 18 v 1-4.....The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,"arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words." Then I went down to the potter's house and there he was making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make...

No matter what you have done, God will make you over into a new vessel, (a new creature) when you accept His Son as your Savior. AMEN!

Romans 9 v 20-24.....But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, "why have you made me like this?" Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering, the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"......

God has predestined what He will make of you when you stay in His hands. A perfect vessel no longer marred by sin. AMEN! One that will hold water so to speak, one that is worthy. There are no holes in the vessels that He remakes with His hands. AMEN!

Trust in the LORD JESUS, and let Him remake you into that beautiful vessel that God intended for you to be. AMEN!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

God Is Thinking Ahead

God knew us before we were born. God knew what we would be, what we would do. There are no surprises for God. We will not say, "gotcha" and surprise God. It is just not going to happen. He already knows what you have on your heart and mind. AMEN!

God goes before us in all things. AMEN!

Romans 8 v 28-30.....And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God; to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these he also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified......

We are joint heirs with Jesus. We are the image of Jesus. We have the same rights and powers as Jesus. God says, these He called, He justified, and glorified. AMEN !

We need to start confessing who we are in Christ Jesus. We as children of God need to take our place as children of God, as joint heirs in Christ Jesus. It is time for us to stand up and take our place. Quit letting the devil beat you up. Quit listening to the devil. Get out the word of God and learn who you are and take your rightful place.

Romans 8 v 31-35a....What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?....

I love verse 33, that asks who dares to bring a charge against one of God's children. If God is the one who justifies, then quit letting the devil lie to you and teach you wrong thinking. When the devil tries to tell you, that you are sick, or poor, or lonely, tell him to SHUT UP and get out. Who is he to try to make you believe what GOD says is a lie.

Remember God predestined you, He went before you, goes before you and will always be before you. He will clear the path, all you have to do is stay on His path. AMEN!

How do you stay on His path?


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Protecting Our Hearts and Ourselves

When we think about protecting our hearts and ourselves from things of the world, do we ever think about protecting what God says we are to walk in. Do we ever think about protecting our love for others. I heard this great message today about guarding our hearts, but not just guarding our hearts from evil but guarding the love in our hearts. What a revelation of scripture.

You see God guards His love for us. When we are told to guard our hearts, it is so that the love of God in our hearts is not stolen from us. Each time we give in to sin, we let a little bit of our guard down. We open a little hole in our heart to the point that eventually if we continue in this sin, there will be a hole big enough in our hearts that the love of God will be lost and the love of sin will take over in our hearts. AMEN!

God's love is not just His love for us, but it is with His love that we live and love others with. It is His love that brings us through our trials and tribulations. It is His love that we share kindness with others. It is His love that we receive revelation of His word with. Without His love we have nothing, we are nothing. The peace of God surpasses all understanding is what the scriptures tell us. There are times that we think we could not possibly be kind or forgiving to others, but then the love of God surpasses all understanding and we find that forgiveness and that kindness to give to others. AMEN!

Phil 4 v 7...and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.....

How many of you have watched the movie "Amish Grace". I tell you now that we as Christians could learn a good lesson about forgiveness from that movie. That is a good example of a Christian guarding the love of God in their hearts. In one part of the movie, one of the fathers of one of the girls killed was explaining what hatred and anger does. The little sister said she hated the man who killed her sister, and he asked her, how does that hate feel? How does that hatred make your heart feel? She answered him "not very good". He said hatred and anger was an ugly thing with sharp teeth, that when you let it in your heart, it eats away until there is no room left for love.

That is what the point here is. We must guard our hearts so that the love of God consumes it and not the things of this world. We need to have our hearts so full with the love of God that there is no room for hatred, anger, or sin. AMEN!

1 Cor 13 v 1....Though I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal...

In other words, without love, your words are just alot of hot air that mean nothing. AMEN!

What is love?

1 Cor 13 v 4-8.....Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.....

How many of us can truly say we walk in this type of love? Let me ask you, did you argue with anyone today, did you gossip about anyone today, did you behave rudely with anyone today,? If we answered yes to any of these, then we missed the love boat so to speak. We may have started out sailing on the love boat, but then the minute we had an argument with someone we fell overboard.

The good news is this, there is a life jacket, His name is Jesus. We call on the name of Jesus to help us through the stormy seas. We ask for His forgiveness and trust in Him to put us back in the boat. We will mess up now and again, but the more we feed ourselves on His word and walk in His ways, the better we will keep our balance and stay put on the boat. AMEN!

In other words the more we guard our hearts and the love that He put there, the better off we will be. How can we learn to guard our hearts. Easy! By listening to the Holy Spirit within us. By yeilding to His Spirit, and not to our own flesh. By yeilding to that LOVE in our hearts, and the more we do, the more it grows. AMEN!


Monday, June 14, 2010

What Is Your Idea Of Sharing

The word teaches us in the new testament church, we are to share with those in need. When? Daily! We should be taking care of other people who are in need daily. Not just when we get a warm fuzzy feeling at Christmas time or Thanksgiving, but every day. AMEN!

Acts 2 v 44-46....Now all who believed were together and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart........

Acts 4 v 34-35....Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.....

We do not want to be like Ananais and Saphira who tried to lie about what they were giving. God knows our hearts. We can not hide anything from God. We are not to be selfish when it comes to helping God's children who have need.

There is a rule of thumb of how things work in the kingdom. God blesses you, you bless others, they bless others, and the blessings continue to multiply. That is why there is always an abundance, more than enough to go around so that no child of God should ever lack.

Luke 6 v 38..."Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together; and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."....

You see we are to give with the ability God gives us to give. For some, it may be one canned good at a time, to another it may be a truckload of food. To one it may be babysitting for someone to go on a job interview, for another, it may be paying someone's babysitter this week. For one it may be giving a child a coat, for another it may be bringing coats and shoes to a shelter for all. You see God has given all of us an ability to do something. No matter how small, when the Holy Spirit tells us what to do, we must not try to lie to the Holy Spirit like Ananais and Saphira, (Acts 5v 1-11) but we must obey the Holy Spirit and follow through with what He instructs us to do.

No child of God can say they have nothing to give. We all have something. AMEN!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Do You Believe

Do you believe in the Lord Jesus? Do you believe in the word of God? (Not just some of it, but all of it) (not just what fits your doctrine, but all of it).

Acts 10 v 44-46....While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.....

What's that the Gentiles (Baptist, Catholics, Pentecostals, Church of God, Methodist, Lutherans, etc) spoke with tongues? That is what the word says. It says they believed and spoke with tongues and magnified God. There was no afterward that says but that was then and this is now. No, God is the same yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow. He hasn't changed. Why do we sometimes think that God just did for some but not for others. The word tells us that God is no respector of men. What He did for me, He will do for you. AMEN!

When we read in the word how we are to be doers and not hearers only. This is one area that we should be doing. You see if you read on in those scriptures, Peter tells them to let those who believed be baptized with water in the name of the Lord. That tells me that when you are saved, the Holy Spirit comes on you then, and you are baptized in the Holy Spirit. You have all that comes with that. You are annointed to heal, to speak in tongues, and you have the same power within you that Jesus had. AMEN!

But now, do you believe that you have that power? If you do not have faith in those powers, then don't try to use them. It is not a magic trick to heal someone. It is the work of God through your hands that when you made His Son Lord over your life, then you were granted the same powers as Jesus. AMEN!

Here comes the part of whether you believe all the Word or just some.

John 14 v 10-14...Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.....

You see His word, does not have an expiration date on it. If you asked for healing in that day, and you had faith to believe in Him, you were healed. If you ask for healing today and you have faith and believe in what He says to be true, then you are healed. His word did not expire. For His word to expire He would have to expire and we all know that is not going to happen. AMEN!

The same is true with speaking in tongues, if you let yourself be free in the Holy Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to rise up in you and pray out in tongues, you will be able to pray in tongues. There was no expriation date on that gift either. AMEN!

Now we go back to the rest of the first scripture.

Acts 10 v 47-48.....Then Peter answered, "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit, just as we have?" And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LORD.....

Don't be astonished that your brother speaks in tongues, don't think that he or she has a closer relationship than you do with the LORD. Just believe in the word of God and what He says and allow the gift of the Holy Spirit that He left with you to grow and be set free in you, so that all the powers Jesus gave to you can be manifested through you. AMEN!

We are children of God, and the Lord uses our hands and our tongues here on the earth to loose what is loosed in heaven. AMEN!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why Do We Do What We Do

Why do we pray? Why do we obey? Why do we read the word? Why do we praise Him? Why do we love our neighbors? Why do we forgive those who have wronged us?

Joshua 22 v 5....But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your GOD, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul....

This was the law of Moses's day, but when Jesus died on the cross for us, the law was replaced with Grace. His grace replaced the law. So now when we do the things we do, we do them not out of law, but out of LOVE for Him. We do these things because we Love Him. We are able to do these things because we walk in His love when He abides in us. AMEN!

Romans 8 v 35-39....Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written; "For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter," Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord......

Jude 21....keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life...

John 15 v 9-11....As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.......

So why do we do the things that we do? Because He first loved us, and died for us all. AMEN!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

When You Feel Weak

When you feel like you are going through the fire, when you feel like you have been thrown into the firey furnace, or the lion's den, do you cry and moan and feel sorry for yourself, or do you approach it with the same courage and faith that Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Daniel did?

It is not God's will for you to suffer. Please do not fall into that lie of Satan. God says that He will deliver you through it. His grace is sufficient. He does not tell you to suffer and endure, no He tells you to come to Him and find rest from your troubles, your burdens, and He will bring you through. Don't think you have to endure and stay until you are covered in the stench of the smoke, don't believe that lie that it is God's will for you to suffer. God's Son already did the suffering so that we would not have to. Don't try to take His place on the cross. You can't. AMEN!

2 Cor. 12 v 9......and He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness"..........

You see when you are too weak to handle the problem, God's strength will bring you through it, if you turn it over to Him.

That is the key. We have to turn it over to Him, and trust Him to bring us through. So the next time something is coming against you, and you feel you are too weak to go on, realize that your weakness has made God's strength perfect and there is nothing that He can not do for you. AMEN!

You will recall the stories of the ones mentioned above. The first three did not burn in that furnace of fire but were joined there by a fourth man, who brought them out and they did not even have the smell of smoke on them. (see Daniel 3 v 19-25) AMEN! And what about Daniel, the lion's mouths were closed and he was not harmed in any way. (see Daniel 6 v19-23) Why, because in the midst of their trouble, they called on God to deliver them. They praised and worhsipped the LORD during their trials. AMEN! They believed without doubt that He would deliver them. PRAISE THE LORD! HALLELUJAH!

When will we get to that place in our own lives, that we can believe without doubt that God will bring us through? When will we realize that God's will for us is a life full of joy and abundance and excellent health, not sickness, poverty, or sadness? When will we realize just how much God loves us and wants us well and whole? When will we fully trust in the word of God? When will we totally give ourselves and our lives to Jesus. AMEN!

1 John 5 v 3-5....For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our Faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?......

You see, God's love is not burdensome. You have the victory already if you believe in the Name of Jesus. Use His strength to pull you through. AMEN! Where do you find this strength? In the word of GOD. AMEN!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What Is Possessing You

Have you ever watched the show Dog Whisperer? One day while watching he was talking about how when your dog lays next to you, or saddles up next to you, the dog is possessing you. He is claiming you as his. Well, I have a little dog, and she does like to possess me.. She always needs to be touching me. She feels secure and safe when she is touching me. It is not enough for her to be close by, no, she wants to be connected to me, touching me at some point.

That is how God feels about us. He wants to be touching us, possessing us, connected to us. What makes you feel secure and safe? What do you let posess you. What do you let get near to you to be touching you all the time? It doesn't have to be in the form of a physical being, like a pet or a person. It could be your thoughts, ideas, feelings, habits. These might be good or bad depending on how much of your time they posess.

God tells us, He is a jealous God. He does not want something taking all of your time to the point you do not leave room for Him. In fact, He wants the first part of your time. Just like we give the first fruits in our tithes, God also wants the first fruits of our time. WHY? Because, He knows when we give Him the first fruits of our time, we are setting the pace and the direction for the rest of our day. We are setting the atmosphere on how we will conduct ourselves the rest of the day. If we wake up, hit the floor running behind, grouchy, complaining, hungry, and miserable, the rest of the day will probably follow in the same manner. But if we set aside the first part of our day with the LORD, resting and relaxing in Him and in His word, then we will fill up on Him, and be more likely to follow in His ways and not the world's ways. AMEN!

We will let His thoughts, His words, possess our minds and not thoughts of anxiety, fear, unrest, anger, hunger for things that are unhealthy to us. We can rest in Him and what He shared with us first thing this morning. AMEN!

Don't let your job, your fear of something, your anxiety over something possess you. Get still, and be quiet and let God come close and touch you and rest in His presence, in His arms, in His Word. Start your day with resting in the Lord. Start your day with God possessing you. Meditate on what His word tells you to do. AMEN!

John 14 v 27.....Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.....

Jesus tells you here, to not let your heart be troubled, in other words quit worrying over things. He goes further and says to not let it be afraid. He wants you resting in His peace at all times. AMEN! Let Him possess your heart and you will find His peace. AMEN!

PS 23 v 1-3......The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.......

You see what you get when you seek the Lord? Calm waters, not rough sailing . AMEN! You get His rest, quiet, righteousness, you will lack nothing. AMEN!

Matt 6 v 33....But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.......

When do you seek GOD? FIRST!

Start your day with the LORD possesing you, your thoughts, your ways, and let the rest of your day flow with the love of God possessing your heart. It will be hard to have a bad day if you follow Him and walk in His love toward others. AMEN!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Strength And Power In These Hands

Whose hands? Your hands. Jesus says that He left us with the same authority that He was given by His Father (GOD). We have the same power in our hands to heal and restore that Jesus had in His. Our hands when used in Faith, without doubt are lethal weapons. The enemy does not stand a chance against your hands when used with Faith, casting out all doubt.

This brings me to another point. Sometimes it is very important to check who is surrounding you when you use your hands to heal, because the enemy has people everywhere. The enemy uses non believers as well as BELIEVERS who doubt to hold back someone's healing. You see the key word in using those hands is using them in FAITH without doubt. Even the most annointed person can be cast into doubt when listening to well meaning people who surround them. We have to learn to hear the Holy Spirit within us, we have to let His voice be stronger than those surrounding us. How do we do this? By staying in the word of God and keeping His word first and foremost on the frontals of our minds and our hearts. AMEN!

In other words, don't fill your brain with the things of this world. When we spend more time with TV, computers, radios, than we do with our GOD and His word, then we are filling our brains and our hearts with those things to the point that we only leave a little if any at all room for His Word.

So what do you think will happen when it comes time for you to use your lethal weapons (your hands)? Some do-gooder will come behind you and cast doubt with their unbelief and you may possibly fall into their way of thinking. What happens then to the person you were laying hands on? Will they sense your doubt and lose their faith as well? Will they miss out on their healing because they lost faith in the Word you were speaking over them as you were attempting to heal them? Sad but true!

Why do you think Jesus told people He healed sometimes to not tell anyone? Because He knew that their faith was not strong enough yet to withstand the doubt of those who would try to talk them out of their healing. Have you ever tried to talk someone out of their healing? Have you ever unintentionally of course told someone, "Oh you can't quit taking that medicine, God gave us doctors who know what they are doing, and if the doctor tells you to take that medicine then that is what you must do". Yes, God gave us doctors for those who do not have enough faith in the Word yet to get healed. And there is nothing wrong with that. Some people need doctors, because they can't get a complete peace about trusting God for their healing. There is nothing wrong with those people. They are not any less a Christian or believer. We all have areas where our faith sometimes may be weak and we trust in the world's way instead of the LORD's. But if we would fill our hearts and our minds with His word, we would come to the place that our faith would not require an earthly doctor. AMEN!

Prov. 4 v 20-22....My son, give attention to my words; incline yur ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.....

Matt. 28 v 18-20....And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." AMEN....

He said ALL authority, not just some, He said in heaven and on earth, not just up in heaven, He said baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and HOLY SPIIRT, He said He is and will be with you until the end of the age. Which is forever. AMEN!

Now let's look and see what He tells you to do with that authority He just gave to you.

Mark 16 v 15-18....And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe. In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will be no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."........

What was that He said about their hands? The sick will recover. AMEN!

Now let's see how strong He says those hands are.

John 14 v 12-14...."Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.".....

What did He say? GREATER works than the works He did while here on earth. HALLELUJAH! You just have to believe that you are who God says you are. That you are a highly favored child of God and He will be glorified through the works He does through you. AMEN!

You see if we could all just grasp what God is telling us in His word about His will for us, that His will is for us to be healed, that Jesus already paid the price for sickness and diseases, we would not have to think twice about what is happening to healthcare, health insurance, what doctor we can go to, ect. We would just call on the name of Jesus and be healed. AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

The quickest way to get healed is to get in the WORD!


Friday, June 4, 2010

God's Will For Us

What is God's perfect will for you? Do you ever asked yourself that question? The answer is not as difficult to find as you may think. It is very simply laid out for you in His word.

3 John v 2-4......Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.....

The will of God is the truth. God's will is the Truth. The Truth is Jesus.

John 14 v 6....Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."......

John 8 v 31-32....Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."...

The Truth is the Bread God sent from Heaven. The Bread is Jesus.

John 6 v 32-40.....Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the True Bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said to Him, "Lord give us this bread always." And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you, that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.......

So there you have it. God's will for us is to know Jesus, His Son, as the truth. And to be raised up with Him on the last day. His perfect will for us is that no one should perish but that all should be with Him in His kingdom for eternity.

Will you accept God's Perfect Will for you today? Will you accept His Son Jesus as your Savior, so that you may spend eternity with Him and the Father? The choice is yours to make. God has a perfect plan for you, but He will not enforce it on you. He gave you free will, so that when you choose His will, (His Truth, His Son) He knows you mean it. AMEN!

Read more about God's will for you.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Picking Ripe Fruit

When you are growing a garden or fruit trees and bushes, you know that you have a window of picking your fruit and veggies when they begin to ripen. One day can make a difference. In one day your fruit and veggies can ripen past the point of being fresh and ready to eat.

Just a couple of days ago, while working in my garden, checking the sqaush and zuchinni, it looked like they were just not getting any bigger, then I skipped a day, and when I went out there today, they were almost too big to be any good. They grew from being a small little veggie, tender and young to being a huge veggie, tough and hard.

Sometimes, that is the way it is with us. We go for a while and skip getting into the word each day, and we start feeding ourselves with the TV, radio, media, newspapers, and we begin to get tough and hard. We need to stay in the word so that we will always be fresh and new. AMEN!

When you garden you take on a responsiblity of keeping the garden watered, and weed free, keeping the soil fed the right nutrients so that the garden will grow healthy and fruitful. We are the same with our lives and those of our loved ones. We must keep ourselves and our loved ones fed the right things, keep them safe from the weeds of the world, by keeping the WORD in front of our eyes and in our hearts. Making sure that we tell them about Jesus and what He did for us. Making sure that one day we will all be together again in Heaven with Him and the Father.

This week, a member of our family passed away and when I first arrived, I had an uneasiness about her salvation. She was in a state that she could not communicate with you, and it was difficult to know what to do or how to pray. This was a very unsettling, scary feeling that I never want to experience again. Her daughter told me that she had asked her before about her salvation and she told her she knew that she would be in heaven. God showed me that we must tell people about Christ while we have the chance, because you never know when that chance will be taken away. He also showed me the scripture I used the other day about who are we to call unclean what He has deemed as clean. As her daughter and I prayed with her about her salvation, a peace came over both us that when she did pass away, she was with the LORD. I believe this peace came from the LORD, letting us know in a polite way, that she had secured her salvation with Him, so we could put our questions aside.

My point is, it is better to know that your loved one is secure in their relationship with the Lord, rather than go through the agony at their death questioning as to where your loved one now is. So that is what this tid-bit today is about. It is about picking the fruit in a timely manner, before it dies on the vine.

My first question is Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior? There are two parts to that question, so please read carefully. 1. Do you know the Lord Jesus? 2. Do you know Him as your personal Savior?

Here is why, I ask it this way. Satan knows Jesus, Satan knows the Word of God so well, that He was able to manipulate the word to try and trip Jesus up while Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness with Satan tempting Him. ( Read Matthew Chapter 4) But Jesus knew the word better as He is the Word. AMEN!

That is what happens with us, if we do not know the word, the world will try to trip us up by turning the word around, or by telling you the word is not for today. (A lie from Satan.)

Here is the deal, it is not enough to know Jesus, but you have to accept who He is. He is the way the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. ( Read John 14 v 6)

He is the only Son of God, and He died on the cross for all of our sins, not just for some of us, but for all of us. It is the will of the Father (GOD) that no one should perish but that all should have eternal life with Him. (Read John 3 v 16)

The Word tells us that we must confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord. We must asked for forgiveness of our sins, and then we must call on the name of Jesus for our salvation and we will be saved. AMEN! (Read Romans 10 v 9-13)

When you make the Lord Jesus your personal Savior you will turn from your sins, and you will follow Him. Will you ever sin again? Probably so. But will you want to? No. Once you make Him the Lord over your life, the Holy Spirit becomes your conscience, your guide so to speak. You have only to listen to what your Spirit man tells you, and you will keep yourself out of sin.

Will temptations come your way? More than ever. Is being a Christian easy? Not all the time. Is it worth it? MOST DEFINITELY!

Why would you want to become a Christian? Because when you accept the Lord as your Savior, you are free from hell, free from the curse of death. When Jesus died on the cross, he freed us from sickness, illness, disease, sin, poverty, from all the curses mentioned in (Deut. 28).

We will spend eternity in one place or the other. We will spend eternity with the Lord Jesus and the Father in Heaven, or we will spend eternity in the pits of hell, where there is gnashing of teeth and torment in the lake of fire for all eternity. (That is a long time to burn and be tortured) (Read Rev. 20 v 10)

Trust me when I say, life is so much better as a Christian. I can say that. I lived a life full of sin. What I thought was fun, staying drunk all the time, partying all the time, doing whatever, whenever, and having no care about who I was hurting or what I was missing out on. That was all just a lie of Satan. There was no fun. When you stop and think about it. I felt like crap the next day, was ashamed most of the time of things I said, or things I did. Never had anything to show for myself, because I spent every dime on cigarettes and alcohol. I missed half my children's lives and missed out on doing things with them, because I was so caught up in MYSELF. People tell you that once you become a Christian, there is no more fun in your life. (Another lie from Satan) Well, let's look at me for an example.

Now, after becoming a Christian, I have a better relationship with my sons, I am healthy, I have traveled to almost every state in the US and to 3 other countries. My husband and I have a great relationship and have had for 20 years now (did I mention as a sinner I had three failed marriages). I have a peace over my life that only comes from having that personal relationship with Jesus. I used to have such fear in my life, that it was crippling to some degree. I was afraid of the night, I was afraid of death, I was afraid of storms. Now when there is a storm I sleep like a baby knowing that Jesus is my peace in the storm. AMEN! He brings you such comfort, I swear I do not know how I made it without Him in my life before. Yep, Rob and I have more fun now, then we ever did as lost sinners.

Why am I telling you all of this? Because I do not want one of my tid-bit readers to not have that relationship with Jesus that I am referring to. I do not want to have to sit by one more bedside and wonder about that person's salvation. I do not want to ever experience that torment again. I do not want to have to answer to God for why I did not tell one person whom I call friend or family about the relationship that will secure their eternity with the Lord and God in heaven. I am picking my fruit on time, my friends and family will not die on the vine because I did not share with them the love of JESUS.

So in closing, if you have never asked the LORD Jesus to be your personal Savior, to come into your heart, to forgive you of your sins, and to change you into this new man. Then right now, where you are, stop what you are doing and pray that simple prayer. He will forgive you, He will be your new best friend, He will bring you out of your trials and tribulations when you turn to Him belieiving in your heart. He will make you a new creature. He will love you like no one else can. He will secure a place for you in heaven with Him and the Father, and all the rest of us who want to see you again. AMEN! And you will have peace and MORE fun in your life, not less. AMEN!

Read the scriptures highlighted in bold, and remember JESUS LOVES YOU and so do I.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Praying To God For What You Could Do

Listening to a great message today about when we pray for someone for something that we could do for them ourselves, is wrong praying. In other words, she was saying that a friend was praying for another friend who needed a mattress for her bed. She had been sleeping on a couch because she could not afford a mattress to sleep on. This friend praying for her had extra bedrooms with mattresses that were not even being slept on, but yet she was praying to God to help this friend, when she was not willing to let go of what He had already blessed her with. More than enough in that area that she could have blessed her friend with. AMEN!

Sometimes when we pray to God to help someone in an area of need, we can not see that God has already blessed us in this area with more than enough so that we might bless others. You see God does not bless us with more than enough to hoard for ourselves. No, He gives to us so that we might bless others. How many know that if the woman had blessed her friend with a mattress she would have been doubly blessed with another. AMEN!

We stop the flow of blessings when we do not bless others.

Prov 28 v 27....He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses....

Ephes 4 v 28....Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.....

Matt 5 v 42.....Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.....

1 Tim 6 v 17-18....Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share......

As children of God we are descendants of Abraham and we have the blessings of Abraham according to the word of God.

Gen. 12 v 2-3.....I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.....

You see, He told Abraham, I will bless you and you shall be a blessing. In other words, you shall bless those in need, and then He will bless those who bless him (Abraham).

How are we blessed? By blessing God with our firstfruits, and then blessing others with our abundance. AMEN!

Don't keep praying for God to help someone when you have it in your own power to help them. AMEN! Remember, blessings work like this, you bless in an area you need blessings and it comes back to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, overflowing. HALLELUJAH!
Don't miss out on your blessings, Bless someone today.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

God Loves Us All

Have you ever been to the point in your life that you question how can God love me? Some people may have never even thought twice about whether or not God loves them. They may have lived a good clean life and never really did anything they would consider too bad. They may think well, I have always done my best to be a good person and I have never killed anyone, or stolen anything, or cursed or drank or taken any sort of drugs. They feel pretty good about themselves and feel God's love around them.

But what about those who have killed, drank, smoked, cursed? Do you think that God loves them any less? Now some of you who know the word of God probably are saying oh no, He does not love them any less. But what about these people, what do they think about themselves? Do they beat themselves up everyday thinking they are unworthy of God's love? Now let's get to the important question. Why do they think they are unworthy, who has told them they are unworthy, or better yet WHO HAS NOT TOLD THEM THEY ARE WORTHY? Who has not told them when they had the opportunity that GOD FORGIVES THEM, all they have to do is ask for that forgiveness, and He remembers NO MORE their sin? Or another question, WHO KEEPS REMINDING THEM OF THEIR SIN. once they have asked for forgiveness? NOT GOD!

You see God is no respector of man, He does not love you who never did anything you think too bad any more than He loves the murderer, drunk, or foul mouthed person. Here's the deal, God loves all men equally. When we come to Him, He will make us a new creature in Him, He will remember no more our past, and we only have to now listen to our Spirit man who lives within us to walk the right path. We no longer have to hear our accusers, but hear the Holy Spirit.

I think it was interesting in the tid-bit a few days ago, that we read in scripture where God groups gossipers, (people who like to talk about others), in the same group with murderers and such. You see in God's eyes, sin is sin.

I personally am so very thankful that God was my judge and Jesus paid the price for my sins, the same as He did for yours or anyone else.

Now here is my point. When you become a child of God, you are no longer under the curse but under the blood. So when things happen to you and you think I am paying for the way I lived, STOP, that is the enemy talking, because JESUS already paid that price. You are under the blood now. Just because we are under the blood does not mean the enemy will not try to attack us. It means that God will show us the way of escape so that we will not endure more than we are able. You see that verse everyone likes to quote, that God will not put on us more than we can handle, is misquoted, God does not put evil on us. God gives us the way of escape. Evil is of the enemy not of God. Only Good comes from God. So God is not punishing a child of His for their past way of life, Jesus already was punished for that for all of us, not just some of us. AMEN!

1 Cor 10 v temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it....

You see God did not give you the temptation, that came from man, from the enemy, God gave you the way of escape, and that is through your faith in His Son Jesus. AMEN!

If you are a child of God and you had a nasty past and another well meaning Christian tries to tell you that you are paying for your past life when you have things come against you, just politely stop them and remind them that you are under the blood, and what past are they talking about, because Jesus says He remembers it no more, so why should they bring up something Jesus paid for and remembers no more, and evil is not in that blood, so they are wrong. You are under attack from the enemy, and ask them if they are able to stand with you and shout the enemy down, and put that enemy under your foot where he belongs. AMEN!

Heb. 8 v 12...."for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."......

Acts 11 v 9....what God has cleansed you must not call common.......

This scripture is not talking about foods, this scripture is talking about anything or should I say anyone that God has cleansed. AMEN!

We can walk with the compassion of Christ or the condemnation of men. We get to choose who we will listen to. I choose to listen to the compassion of Christ through my Spirit Man, what about you?