God: is doing the fighting….
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV) “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
The one guarantee we have in this life is that we have to press on and fight the battle which comes in our lives until there is no end remaining. The attacks of personalities, situations, establishing ground will always be a present thing, but the outcome is dependent on how we go through the process.
It’s not an isolated incident, but we all have things that will come up against us and through the test of time as we go though, it is my desire that winning the battle is foremost in our minds.
We have a great champion in Christ Jesus, and He wants to take hold of everything that pertains to us, so let’s keep our eyes peeled upon Him.
Revelation 1:18 (KJV) “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
In our state as humans, we can be dead or alive and if we are alive we are subject to the all good things available that we come into contact with, there are also bad things, that comes our way. But in a dead state, there is pretty much nothing to receive, but darkness.
In our spiritual state, the same holds true, for we are imaged after our Savior, Jesus Christ; we are or we are not.
Dead or alive; and my thought is that if God gives us that grace to come into His kingdom, it is good to be in a state of aliveness.
Choose life today.
God: requires honesty in all things…
Psalms 15:1-5 (KJV) “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.”
It can be so easy to deviate or move just a bit to the side with some behaviors that we don’t pay attention to that might be erroneous or harmful to someone that we aren’t even aware of. The thing is, God is paying attention and He might not correct you because of the innocence of the act on our part, but He sees and might bring it to your attention.
The choice you have at that point is to perform the “cure” and try not to venture into that area anymore; being mindful that it wrong behavior.
Life is funny and tend to pay tricks on us, for at some future state, the same even might occur in a different manner and you remember the caution you got from Father previously.
Take heart and repent and do the “cure” because ultimately, we might not acknowledge it, but life tend to be cyclical. God is good, merciful and kind to us and what we are seeking is to abide in His secret place with Him at all times.
God: unfathomable love…
Romans 8:38-39 (KJV) “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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
In our lives we experience many lovers and friends who can test the boundaries of our emotions; sometimes we feel a definitive sense of deja vu and think that this is it: true love.
Sometimes it bears the test of time, but some of the deepness fades, and you tend to wonder if it was really true love.
The God kind of love is different, because you see, Jesus is love; it is important to note that He is love and the loving we experience in His presence is as a result of who He is, pushing into the very fiber of our being.
We can’t help but be overwhelmed with His aura, when He shows up, even at a distance His love enfolds us and it is worth knowing Him. This love never dies.
Feel it for yourself.
God: requires earnest praises…
Psalm 150:6 (KJV) “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
It’s good to be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit of God; that precious Spirit. When He leads you, the outcome will always prove to be beneficial and good to us. One way that this stands out is in the process of worshiping or praising God.
Whenever you undergo praise without the guidance or anointing falling upon you, the results are minimal; yet, when He pours His presence upon all that you bring to the altar of sacrifice and it’s mixed together, there is a great explosion within your spirit and in heaven.
God stands up and inhabits this offering.
Earnest prayers will reach places and bring forth blessings in the earthly realm that superficial prayers cannot. May God teach us to minister to Him.
God: gives the vision….
2 Corinthians 12:1-4 (KJV) “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
Unfortunately in this world, it’s not everyone who can say that they receive dreams and visions from God; as a believer, it is integral to get some type of communication going with God and when it doesn’t happen, it may be time to seek His face and try to understand the reason behind the lack.
You see, these are the method of gaining insight into what might be happening in your life before it happens and even prompt you in the direction you ought to be going to counteract the events.
Dreams and visions are precursor to not only bad, but the good things which can occur in our lives.
Beloved, if this is your lot, seek the face of God diligently to find the cure; you want to know the reason behind any lack or blockage in your spiritual walk.
God:gave the gift of deliverance….
Matthew 12:43-45 (KJV) “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”
In our dispensation today, it would be wrong to say that there isn’t deliverance and freedom of the captives being conducted; one of the major mis-steps is that after delivering, there is no ministering of that soul to cause them to be mindful of filling that space that has just been emptied or swept and garnished with the undiluted word of God.
God is gracious to so many of us as we walk this road in that we trod where angels fear to and in the process we encounter things gain the better of us and ultimately we have to deal with the repercussions.
Someone might state, “you folks love to talk about possession”, but in Jesus’s ministry, He wasn’t shy about confronting these disembodied spirits and addressing, them and casting them out. We today, tend to misdiagnose them with names they shun.
The body of Christ has the authority to cause deliverance and may we walk in our authority today, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.