Nation Going Back To Its Roots

BibleI heard on the news this morning that the state of Louisiana passed a bill for the Bible to be the state book! Glory hallelujah! I currently live in Louisiana and that is awesome news which needs to be spread.

We pray daily over our nation and over the state we live in. God hears us and has answered our prayer for this nation to go back to its roots. This nation was founded on Christian principles found in the word of God. Hearing this news about Louisiana is a start of what’s to come for this nation!

It’s my prayer that other states will join Louisiana making the Bible their state book as well. I thank God for placing men and women in position who can cast their vote allowing bills like this to pass.American Flag

Praise God for the start of this nation going back to its roots!

 

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Salvation Isn’t Just For You!

This morning the Lord reminded me about salvation. We must know salvation isn’t just for us alone. It’s our responsibility to preach the gospel to everyone. God desires for all His children to be saved.

I read about Jonah. I didn’t focus on how he was swallowed by a big fish, but about how he felt in terms of others receiving the gift of salvation. Jonah didn’t want the Gentiles of Ninevah to receive God’s gift. He felt they didn’t deserve it. They worshiped idols and performed all kinds of wickedness in the eyes in the Lord. Jonah decided he wouldn’t preach repentance to them.

The Lord asked Jonah if he thought he was justified in being upset of God’s grace and mercy. His reply was yes, he didn’t think the people of Ninevah deserved to receive the salvation of the Lord. God’s response to Jonah was that every soul should be offered the opportunity to repent and turn to God.

God is no respecter of persons and therefore we too must not discriminate against any of God’s children. Salvation isn’t just for you but for all the lost and unsaved too!

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Seasons Change

Ecclesiastes 3

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Seasons change, be encouraged! The seasons are changing!

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Do The Work of an Evangelist

2 Timothy 2:5 – But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

I had been struggling these last couple of months about starting a book campaign. The Lord had called me to write a book. I felt that if I promoted the book, I would be bragging. I felt that I would be shunned by the people for promoting the work God called me to do. Then on the other end, I thought that I wasn’t supposed to promote the book but that God would send someone to promote it for me. I felt since He called me to write it, He would send it out to those He prepared to receive it.

Ha! God must have laughed and shook His head at me. I could see Him sitting on His throne chuckling at the thoughts going through His daughter’s head. Well the Lord spoke to me recently and told me to start a book campaign. The Lord said to me you have not because you ask not. Yes, he called me to write. He called me to do the work of an evangelist and this is the tool He wants to use to spread His word.

This book is not my word, but God’s! I’m reaching out to all of you, asking for your support. Join me in doing the work of an evangelist. Purchase the book and spread the word to all those you come in contact with. Purchase books for your men’s, women’s, and youth groups. Ask those in your book club and churches to purchase the book. The Lord blessed the children of Israel during their 40 years in the wilderness and He wants to bless you too. The 40 Day Wilderness Fast will transform you. God bless you and thank you for your prayers and support.

 

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Take Authority!

Take authority! Jesus gave his disciples power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases. He gave them charge to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Jesus didn’t say to beg, ask, or try to reason with it, he said take authority!

Luke 9:1-2
9 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

To activate your authority, speak the word by faith. This faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Look in the mirror (the word) God has placed in front of you. Begin to see who you really are. Begin to see what you truly look like. You are created in the image of God with spiritual tools to use in this battle here on earth. Take authority!
Go back to the beginning of the book. Notice it says in Genesis that God gave man dominion over every living thing that moves on the face of the earth. He told man to subdue the earth, meaning to get control of, conquer, and bring it under subjection. Time to take authority!

Genesis 1:28
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The devil is here on this earth. He has no power over us. Take authority! Jesus didn’t leave us defenseless. He gave us all we need to fight, to conquer, and to bring those devils under subjection. We have been given power over everything that moves on the face of the earth and that includes devils and Satan himself. Take authority!
You don’t have to beg them, coax them, or ask God to do it for you. God said do it for yourself and others. Take authority!

 

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Wisdom

Proverbs 1

 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Let us not despise wisdom, but embrace her. God’s wisdom activates the fruit of the Spirit in us which develops our Christian Character. His wisdom blesses us with such peace and joy and patience, kindness, gentleness, and humility as never seen before. God’s wisdom sharpens our spiritual senses and allows us to see things as they really are. God’s wisdom goes beyond book knowledge and college degrees. God’s wisdom is the key. God’s wisdom blesses you and me.

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Not Above Rebuke

This morning the Lord gave me the word rebuke to pray about on the prayer call. Rebuke is not an easy thing on any side of it. Whether you have to give someone a word of rebuke or you’re the receiver, it’s hard either way. No one wants to be known as the bearer of bad news. The person having to give the word of rebuke isn’t always comfortable and confident in giving it. Likewise, receiver of the rebuke may feel as though you really don’t love them. They sometimes feel that God didn’t send you to give them a word of rebuke. The Lord shows us in His word that rebuke is needed and He does rebuke us because He loves us.

Proverbs 27

 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

If you have to give a word of rebuke, the most important thing is to say it in love. Love never fails. Our Father doesn’t want to see any of His children hurt one another when correction must be brought forth.

Proverbs 9:8

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

If you find yourself having to receive a word of rebuke, don’t immediately get offended. Have ears open to hear the word being brought to you. You will know when God sent someone with a word of rebuke for you because, the Lord will confirm that word. You will be convicted by the Holy Spirit which will reassure you the word of rebuke was sent from God.

While we are here on this earth in these vessels of clay, we will always need to be corrected. Don’t feel like you have arrived and are above rebuke.

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My Fight Isn’t With You

Lately I’ve been asking the Lord to help me in my dealings with those around me. People can be cruel and the Lord showed me that it’s not the people, it’s Satan. Those around me are being used by the enemy to try to distract me from the work the Lord has called me to do.

I’m reminded this is a spiritual battle we’re fighting. Therefore we have got to see people and the things they do to hurt us as it really is. When we begin to see the true battle, our hearts change. Our hearts cry out for them. We pray and accuse Satan as the culprit. We take authority over him in the name of Jesus and cast him down and bind him up.

This battle can’t be fought with fleshly weapons and therefore we can’t attack one another in the flesh. Having this knowledge, we bring up these charges against Satan, our true adversary. The answer to my cry for help is to say within myself, “my fight isn’t with you”. This response will give me the power to do as Jesus did with Peter and say, get thee behind me Satan.fight

Father, in the name of Jesus we thank you for blessing us with your wisdom. We thank you for giving us power and authority to stop Satan in his tracks. We thank you Lord that we can bind him up and that you said that he’s already defeated. Father we pray that you would remove the shades from our eyes so that we can see the light. Give us the eyes to see the one who’s really attacking us. we don’t want to attack one another but we want to send spiritual blows to our adversary. Place in our spirits to say, “My fight isn’t with you” as we deal with one another. Thank you for giving us all we need to fight this battle, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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My Best Tool Is Prayer

Jesus shows us the importance of prayer. We should be checking with our Father in heaven constantly regarding decisions and the work we must do for the kingdom of heaven. When I was reading my word in Luke I came across these scriptures:

Luke 6:12-13
12 At that time Jesus went to a mountain to pray. He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
13 When it was day, he called his disciples. He chose twelve of them and called them apostles.

After Jesus prayed, He chose his disciples and appointed them to be apostles. This decision clearly came from our heavenly Father. This is the response from the Lord which came after Jesus prayed. God speaks through prayer. God heals through prayer. God delivers through prayer.

My best tool is prayer. I’m realizing how the Lord speaks through me to His people when I pray. As I open my mouth and begin to pray, I decrease and the Holy Spirit increases and ministers to His people.

I didn’t see the tool to be as powerful and life changing as it is. I didn’t realize the tool of prayer was the best gift God has given to me. I’m so glad the Lord opened my eyes today to show me how special this tool is. 20130905_110248

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Hear From Your Inner Ear

I watch a show on TV called “Person of Interest”. There’s a character on the show named Root. She listens to this computer which she calls the voice of God. This show is a reminder to me about how we as Christians should be so in tuned to God that we hear his voice constantly. She does everything the voice tells her to do. She doesn’t step or make a move until she hears the voice tell her.

She’s so committed and doesn’t want to go a day without hearing this voice. She went so far as to have a doctor surgically implant the earpiece in her ear so she can hear without interference. Why can’t we do that as Christians? We allow the enemy to distract us and interrupt our hearing the voice of the Lord.

This character makes every step as instructed from the voice she hears in her ear speaking to her. She does nothing and says nothing until she hears her instructions on what to do. She was even locked up for a time and stayed locked up until she heard the voice tell her how to get free.  In this life there will be times when we must stay on lock down until we hear the Lord tell us when to move.

Unplug your spiritual ears and hear the still small voice of the Lord speaking to you. Don’t make a move or say a word until He tells you to. He’s always speaking to us. We just have to learn to listen.

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