THIS IS WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING…

“Lord, who has believed our message?

To whom has the Lord revealed His powerful arm?”

John 12:38

I have experienced dreams, visions and words of knowledge since I was a child. However, at the time, I did not understand what they were and why I was having them. It wasn’t until many years later that I began the process of journaling my experiences.

On January 23, 2017, I prayed and asked the Lord to confirm my call after my husband (who is an apostle) heard the Lord say to him: “If there is a prophet among you, I will make myself known to them through dreams and visions.”

On January 24, 2017 at 3:30 a.m., I received a vision. In this vision, the Lord confirmed my call. In large, beautifully ornate capital letters, God showed me one word: SEER.

The dreams, visions and words of knowledge I have received over the years have revealed messages to me concerning my life, my family, my friends as well as messages meant for God’s people who are the Church.

MESSAGES AS OF AUGUST, 2017

2002 – A DREAM REVEALS DEVASTATION, PANDEMONIUM & CHAOS. I SEE PEOPLE PANICKING, SCREAMING AND RUNNING IN EVERY DIRECTION. DESTRUCTION IS COMING IN THE LAST DAYS. IT WILL CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. WATER WILL BE SCARCE, ETC.

Dates Unknown – SEVERAL DREAMS REVEAL DESTRUCTION IN THE LAST DAYS. I SEE THE LAND IN RUINS, NO CARS AND SURVIVING PEOPLE LIVING IN UNDERGROUND TUNNELS.

2008 – AN OPEN VISION REVEALS THE GROUND ‘SHAKING’ UNDER MY FEET WHILE EATING IN A RESTAURANT WITH MY HUSBAND. FOR THE LORD SAYS, “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS”. HE WILL SHAKE HEAVEN, EARTH, DRY LAND, THE SEA, THE NATIONS AND ALL PEOPLE. WHOEVER OR WHATEVER IS NOT FOUNDED AND GROUNDED ON THE ROCK, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST, WILL FALL AND BE DESTROYED.

2008 – AN OPEN VISION REVEALS GOD’S JUDGEMENT. I AM SHOWN SPECIFIC CITIES & STATES IN THE U.S. THAT WILL EXPERIENCE DESTRUCTION BY A MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE THAT IS SOON TO COME. “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS,” SAYS THE LORD.

Early 2016 – AN ANGELIC VISITATION COMES WITH THE MIGHTY SOUND OF A WHIRLWIND AND A BLINDING LIGHT THAT FILLS AND CONSUMES MY BEDROOM. I AM LIFTED UP OFF MY BED. IT IS COMMUNICATED TO ME THAT I AM NOT TO PLACE ANYONE OR ANYTHING BEFORE JESUS.

October 25, 2016 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. I AM SHOWN A DRY AND BARREN LAND. I AM SHOWN THE WORLD’S ARMY THEN I AM SHOWN GOD’S ARMY. I AM GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION THAT LEADS ME TO SAFETY. I THEN WITNESS TOTAL DESTRUCTION. THE LORD EXPLAINS THAT ONLY THOSE WHO KNOW HIS VOICE AND HEED EVERY COMMAND OF HIS VOICE WILL BE THE ONLY ONES WHO WILL SURVIVE THE DESTRUCTION IN THE LAST DAYS.

November 3, 2016 – THROUGH THE GIFT CALLED ‘DISCERNING OF SPIRITS’, I SEE FOUR EVIL SPIRITS WHO HAVE MANIFEST ON ACCOUNT OF A GIFT MY HUSBAND AND I ACCEPTED THAT WAS CURSED (SPIRITUALLY UNCLEAN). DEMONS CAN AND WILL ATTACH THEMSELVES TO PEOPLE AND OBJECTS (I. E. BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC, PAINTINGS, ARTIFACTS, IDOLS, CURIOS, CERTAIN DECOR ITEMS, ETC.) THAT ARE CURSED. IF THESE ITEMS ARE ON YOUR PERSON OR WITHIN YOUR HOME, DEMONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMONIZE YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME. DESTROY AND RID YOUR HOME OF ALL SUCH OBJECTS.

November 5, 2016 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. BELIEVERS ARE NOT TO ‘ALIGN’ (I.E. MARRIAGE, VOTING, BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS, ETC.) THEMSELVES WITH NON-BELIEVERS. TO DO THIS IS TO SHARE IN THE SIN, AS WELL AS IN THE JUDGEMENT, OF THE PERSON YOU HAVE ALIGNED YOURSELF WITH.

November, 2016 – THE LORD SPEAKS TO MY SPIRIT. HE INSTRUCTS ME TO LAY HANDS ON A TEENAGE BOY AT A LOCAL CHURCH I VISITED ONLY ONCE. I HEAR THE LORD SAY, “PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN.” THE LORD IS RAISING UP A REMNANT OF YOUTH IN THESE LAST DAYS. THE LORD HAS INSTRUCTED ME TO LAY HANDS ON YOUTH HE WILL INSTRUCT ME TO PRAY FOR.

January 21, 2017 – A VISION REVEALS ANOTHER ‘SHAKING’ VISION. THE LORD REVEALS TO ME, IN WRITTEN FORM, A MONTH, A DAY AND A YEAR. I SEE THE DATE SHAKE VIOLENTLY FROM SIDE TO SIDE. GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS UPON US. “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS,” SAYS THE LORD.

January 25, 2017 – I HEAR THE AUDIBLE VOICE OF THE LORD: “I AM GIVING YOU BACK THE PROMISE OF LIFE.” THIS ‘PROMISE’ IS LIFE AS WE HAVE IT IN CHRIST JESUS. PAUL SPOKE OF THIS ‘PROMISE’ DESCRIBING IT AS “THE POWER OF GOD LET LOOSE AMONG MEN, THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.” (ROMANS 1:16) ALL BELIEVERS ARE ENTITLED TO THIS PROMISE YET NOT ALL BELIEVERS ARE POSITIONED TO RECEIVE IT. IN FACT, THE NAMES OF MANY BELIEVERS HAVE BEEN BLOTTED OUT FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE FOR THERE IS SIN STANDING BETWEEN THEM AND THE LORD. GOD IS “GIVING YOU BACK THE PROMISE OF LIFE” IF YOU WILL ONLY REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM YOUR SIN. DO NOT ALLOW SIN TO REMAIN IN YOUR LIFE AND KEEP YOU FROM RECEIVING WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY YOURS.

February 17, 2017 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. I AM SHOWN AN IMAGE OF HIS NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH. IN THIS DREAM, THE LORD SHOWS ME ALL FIVE OFFICES OF THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY (APOSTLE, PROPHET, EVANGELIST, PASTOR & TEACHER) LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCH CONGREGATION ON THE LEFT. NO ONE OFFICE WAS ESTEEMED ABOVE THE OTHER FOR NONE OF THEM WERE ON AN ELEVATED PLATFORM OR PODIUM. EVERYONE WAS ON THE SAME LEVEL. ANY CHURCH THAT DOES NOT UTILIZE THE GIFTS FROM ALL FIVE OFFICES OF THE FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY IS INCOMPLETE AND INEFFECTIVE.

May 13, 2017 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD: GOD’S PEOPLE, GET READY FOR JESUS IS RETURNING VERY SOON! HE IS EXAMINING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WITHOUT EXCEPTION. HE IS WARNING ALL BELIEVERS TO ‘CLEAN HOUSE’ AND RID THEMSELVES OF TRASH (SIN) AND DEBRIS (UNRIGHTEOUSNESS) OF EVERY KIND. THE WARNING INCLUDES A PENALTY NOTICE FOR ANYONE WHO CHOOSES NOT TO HEED THE VOICE OF THE LORD. THE PENALTY IS A PAYMENT OF ETERNAL DEATH. JESUS IS RETURNING SOON ON A DAY THAT IS UNSPECIFIED AND UNEXPECTED. ON THE DAY OF HIS RETURN, THERE WILL BE NO MORE WARNINGS GIVEN FOR IT WILL BE TOO LATE. THOSE WHO CHOSE TO HEED THE WARNING OF THE LORD WILL BE GRANTED ENTRANCE INTO HIS GLORY. THOSE WHO DID NOT WILL BE GRANTED ENTRANCE INTO HELL.

June, 2017 – A VISION REVEALS A WORD FROM THE LORD: ‘EMINENT.’ PEOPLE, HEED THE VOICE OF THE LORD! THE RETURN OF JESUS IS EMINENT!

July, 2017 – THE LORD SPEAKS TO MY SPIRIT: GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH MOST OF THE CHURCHES TODAY. MANY BELIEVERS HEADING UP THESE CHURCHES HAVE SPIRITS OF ‘MANIPULATION,’ ‘INTIMIDATION’ AND ‘CONTROL’ THAT ARE INFLUENCING THEM. THESE PEOPLE WILL BE JUDGED IF THEY DO NOT REPENT AND RECEIVE DELIVERANCE. THE LORD ALSO SHARED WITH ME A FORM OF IDOLATRY THAT IS PRESENT IN MANY CHURCHES TODAY. HE CALLED IT “PASTOR WORSHIP”. THOSE WHO ARE GUILTY OF THIS SIN WILL BE JUDGED IF THEY DO NOT REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM THIS SIN. THE LORD WILL SHARE HIS GLORY WITH NO ONE.

August 5, 2017 – EARLY ONE MORNING, I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD ASK ME, “ARE YOU READY?” I THEN FELT A HAND GENTLY TOUCH MY LEFT SHOULDER AND AWAKE ME FROM MY SLEEP. GOD’S PEOPLE, WAKE UP! ARE YOU READY FOR THE IIMINENT RETURN OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST?

PARENTING ADULT CHILDREN & THE SIN OF PASSIVITY

“And the Lord said to Samuel, …”I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family – from beginning to end. For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. Therefore I swore to the house of Eli: ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.'” 1 Samuel 3:12-14

ELI IGNORED GOD’S WARNING

After God witnessed the evil that was committed by Eli’s adult sons, Hophni and Phinehas, He warned Eli, the priest, to put a stop to it all. The sins of Eli’s sons caused God’s people to stumble and because of them, “men abhored the offering of the Lord.”  1 Samuel 2:17

When Eli ignored God’s warning, God sent a prophet to deliver a message to Eli “in the name of the Lord.” The prophet pronounced God’s judgment over Eli informing him that God had found him guilty of not heeding the voice of the Lord and honoring his adult sons more than he honored God (1 Samuel 2: 27-30). Therefore God would cut off Eli and his entire family.

Although Eli had spoken to his sons about their sinful behavior, he did not do everything he could have done to put a stop to it. As a parent and as one who had neglected his spiritual authority, God judged Eli for God said, “He failed to restrain them.” 1 Samuel 3:13

PASSIVITY IS A SIN

Child of God, are you taking a passive position concerning the sin you are aware of in the lives of your family and friends? Are you choosing to be silent thinking “they are adults and are responsible for their own actions and decisions.” As a Believer, you have a responsibility to speak the truth of God’s Word into the lives of those God has placed around you. If you are obedient to share God’s Word concerning the sin of your family and friends and nothing comes of it, their sin is on them alone. However, if you have the opportunity to share God’s Word concerning their sin and yet you choose not to, you will take part in the judgement of their sin.

Eli did not heed the warning of the Lord to do all he could to put a stop to the sins that were committed by his sons, therefore God also judged Eli. To confirm the truth of God’s word, the Lord told Eli that he would witness a terrible thing: “What will happen to your two sons will be a sign to youthey will both die on the same day.” 1 Samuel 2:34

When God’s judgement came to past, not only did Eli’s sons die, Eli died as well.

“Whoever knows the right thing to do but fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17

THE ENEMY AIMS FOR THE TOP

Parenting is serious business and it carries with it serious consequences, especially for Believers. We have a responsibility to speak the truth of God’s Word to the lives of our children, in love. God does not take lightly anything we do, or do not do, that allows sin to creates a stumbling block for others. “If you cause one of these little ones who trust in Me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

Albeit true, parenting children of all ages can be a challenge. Many people believe that their adult status excludes them from needing the advice of their parents. Surprisingly, many Christian parents feel the same. Unfortunately, our society today encourages this attitude. This is another form of spiritual warfare.

Through this kind of attack, the enemy tries to introduce conflict and strife into the family by aiming at the those at the head as well as those who have spiritual authority. He knows that if he can weaken the bond between parents and their children, he has a chance to cause the entire family unit to self destruct. You cannot control the actions of others, but you can remove yourself from the hands of the enemy by choosing to be obedient to God. God’s way is the only way to strengthen and fortify your family against the relentless attacks of the enemy.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” Proverbs 127:1

LOVE YOUR CHILDREN BUT OBEY GOD

The enemy counts on another factor that contributes to the breakdown of families. His efforts throughout the ages to destroy, misrepresent and mock anything associated with God has poisoned the minds of the people causing society to disregard all that God regards. At the top of this list of priorities is the family and the proper order of relationships within the family.

The authority, rights and responsibilities of parents today have been under attack for quite some time. This is evident as we witness an unprecedented acceptance and encouraging of disrespect and dishonor among our children, as well as within our society, for parents and our elders in general. We can also see this trickle down into the family unit.

Many Christian parents today are more concerned with becoming friends with their children than they are about being accountable to God. In an effort to keep the peace and avoid conflict in the family, many parents are keeping quiet and avoiding confrontation where sin in the family is concerned. This is unacceptable in God’s eyes. As children of the King, they are subjecting themselves to His judgement.

Parents have many responsibilities. Parents who are Believers have even more. They are commanded, by God, to live as well as teach His Word, demonstrate unconditional love, encourage as well as correct and admonishment their young and adult children, everytime it is necessary. The role of a parent never changes – regardless of the age of your child. Parents, love your children but obey God and leave the consequences up to Him.

“Anyone who wants to be My follower must love Me far more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers and sisters – and yes even his own life – otherwise he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26

YOUR ROLE AS PARENT DOES NOT LEAVE WHEN YOUR CHILD DOES

God holds your adult children responsible for their own life, their own decisions and their own choices. When time comes, they, like you, will be held accountable and judged for it all. However, when they become adults and leave their parents’ home, the responsibility of their parents does not leave with them. It remains with the parents until the Lord takes the parents home to be with Him.

If your adult child asks for your advice, pray for God’s guidance and give them God’s Word, in love, concerning that matter. If God has revealed to you sin in the life of your child, again, pray for God’s guidance and give them God’s Word, in love, concerning that matter. Either way, passivity and silence is not option.

IN THE LAST DAYS,…

Through God’s Word, He has warned us and is preparing His children for the evil times that are to come, and is even already here, in these last days: “In the last days, there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Parents, be encouraged. In this wicked, disrespectful generation, God knows that your job is not an easy one. However, you must remember that your Father in Heaven is with you. Everything you do, in obedience to God, will be counted as righteousness towards you and all that God requires of you as parents.

GOD IS WORKING IT ALL OUT

Your children may not realize it now, but through you God is working it all out for their good as well. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28

A WARNING FOR US ALL

People, of all ages, who dishonor and disrespect their parents are displeasing to God. The Lord commands us to always honor our fathers and mothers. This is without exceptions. Those who disobey this command should heed this warning to repent of this sin and turn away from it. For it is so written: “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.”  Psalm 119:1

It is also written:  “God blesses those who honor their parents with a good life and a long life. But He punishes and destroys those who curse or dishonor their parents.” Proverbs 20:20

A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE

Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You as Your child. I confess to You that I am redeemed by the Blood of Your son, Jesus. Look upon me, Lord, and know the true intent of my heart for nothing is hidden from You. I come before You this day to confess, repent and turn away from all my sins for I desire to be a clean and holy vessel before you. I ask for Your forgiveness, Lord, and I ask that You cleanse me from every sin I have ever knowingly and unknowingly committed. (Now confess your known sin). Thank You, Lord. By faith, I receive Your forgiveness. And by faith, I forgive myself. Father, I come before You to also confess the sins of my ancestors. I ask that You deliver me, and my family, from any and all generational curses that have come due to sin that was committed by those who came before me. I ask that You release me from the evil power attached to every curse. Now, by the authority given to me in Your name, I cancel any and all curses that have come upon me, and my family, as the result of my own sins. Thank You, Lord. I ask and pray in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

CURSES & DELIVERANCE

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ARE YOU LIVING WITH A CURSE?

blessings-and-curses“I (says the Lord) call Heaven and Earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” Deuteronomy 30:19

THE TRUTH CONCERNING BLESSINGS & CURSES

Child of God, everything you do and say is always subject to God’s law. Even though the consequences of what you do and say may not immediately be seen in the natural, rest assured that everything immediately manifests in the spiritual realm in the former of either a blessing or a curse. We reap God’s blessings when we obey God. We suffer the consequences of God’s curses when we disobey God.

“For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, but those cursed by Him will be cut off.” Psalm 37:22

BLESSINGS

God loves His children and God loves to bless His children. However, God is a righteous, just and Holy God. He cannot violate His own statutes. Even in the light of God’s love for us, conditions He has set before Heaven and earth are still subject to Him and must be met. Therefore, He gives us His word to keep us in line. He tells us, very simply and very clearly, to “seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and everything we need will be added to us.” (Matthew 6:33)

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His Commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the Earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28: 1-2

HAVING BLIND FAITH IN GOD ALSO BRINGS BLESSINGS

God’s blessings also come by way of circumstances that are not always comfortable to us or convenient for us. God will often place trials and tests before us that serve to demonstrate our faith in Him. An example of this is seen in the story of Abraham when God asked him to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. Abraham didn’t hesitate to do the ‘hard thing’ for above everything else, he trusted God. Abraham knew, with all his heart, that God loved him so therefore he trusted God. He knew that God requires of us only what is in our best interest. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 

What God asked Abraham to do did not have to make sense to him for Abraham knew that God always honors His word. He knew that God had made him a promise that not yet come to past. Abraham may not have understood everything God had asked him to do, but he his blind faith in God didn’t require him to. Abraham did not have to see the circumstance clearly or understand the circumstance clearly for he knew God did. In all things, it pays to know God.

“For we walk by faith and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:6

Below, I have listed some of the blessings, according to Deuteronomy 28, that we can expect to receive when we are obedient and in right relationship with the Lord.

  • Exaltation
  • Fruitfulness
  • Health
  • Prosperity & Success
  • Victory
  • Being the head and not the tail in life
  • Being above and not beneath in life

CURSES

Child of God, many of God’s people suffer unnecessarily. As a Believer, you are just as susceptible to the effects of sin as non-believers. However, the consequences for Believers are far worse. For when you violate God’s Word, not only are you subjectin yourself and others to curses that are associated with this violation, you block the blessings that you, as a child of God, are entitled to. You also put up a barrier between you and God preventing Him from hear and answering your prayers.

“But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all His Commandments and His statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. Cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the field.” Deuteronomy 28:15

Below, I have listed some of the curses, according to Deuteronomy 28, that can afflict when one is disobedient and falls out of right relationship with the Lord.

  • Humiliation
  • Barrenness
  • Illnesses of all kinds
  • Poverty
  • Perpetual Failure
  • Perpetual Defeat
  • Being the tail and not the head
  • Being beneath and not above

COMMON INDICATIONS OF A CURSE

  • Mental/Emotional Breakdowns
  • Repeated or chronic illnesses (especially those that are generational and/or cannot be diagnosed by doctors.)
  • Female problems: Barrenness, repeat miscarriages, issues with menstruation, problems with female organs
  • Divorce and generational breakdowns of marriages & families
  • Perpetual financial problems
  • Being accident prone
  • A family history of suicides and unnatural deaths

GENERATIONAL CURSES

If sin is allowed to remain in the life of a Believer, God will turn them over to the tormenting, supernatural, demonic power of the curse. If these curses are not broken, according to the conditions set by God, they are passed down from one generation to the other. This is called a generational curse.

Generational curses are family curses. They are the result of sin and rebellion against God.

CAUSES OF GENERATIONAL CURSES

  • Placing other gods before the one and only true God
  • Practicing idolatry – this includes all forms of the occult
  • Disrespecting/dishonoring parents
  • Deceitfulness towards your neighbor
  • Injustice towards the weak or the helpless
  • Participating in illicit or unnatural sex, including incest
  • Cursing God’s chosen ones
  • Anti-Semitism (cursing the Jewish people)
  • Knowing God but choosing to turn from Him to trust in man or self
  • Theft and lying
  • Stinginess towards God
  • Perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Falsely claiming to be a mouthpiece of God or falsely speaking on behalf of God
  • Making covenants with people who make covenants with false gods, (including affiliations with the demonic, Freemasons, Illuminati, etc.)
  • By bringing anything associated with idolatry or the occult into your house, you also bring on a curse by giving Satan right of access into your life and the lives of others under your authority.

SIGNS OF GENERATIONAL CURSES

  • Confusion/Double Mindedness
  • Depression
  • Family Illnesses & Diseases
  • Baronness, Impotence & Female Problems
  • Family Breakdowns & Divorce
  • Lack, Poverty & Unproductiveness
  • A Yoke of Debt
  • No Ambition, Vision or Direction
  • Bondage & Slavery To Sin

CURSED BY WORDS

Curses can also come by way of spoken words, written words and words spoken inwardly by those who have authority over us. Either through relationship or authoritative position, there is power behind the words that are released in our lives. For example, husbands have authority over their wives and therefore have the power to bless, as well as curse, by their words. Fathers and mothers have authority over their children and therefore have the power to bless, as well as curse, by their words. Churches have authority over their congregation and therefore have the power to bless, as well as curse, by their words. Teachers have authority over their students and they therefore have the power to bless, as well as curse, by their words.

People also have authority over themselves and therefore have the power to self-impose blessings and curses by their own words. Be careful to thoughtfully choose what you say about yourself. Speak forth words that build-up, encourage and bless. By quoting the edifying words of scripture, you speak the words of life over yourself and others. “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118:17

CURSES CAN FOLLOW PHYSICAL OBJECTS

Curses are not only associated with sin and words, they can also be attached to physical objects. Items such as these are forms of idolatry and are often objects of witchcraft.

Anything can be dedicated to evil for demonic purposes such as objects that have had spells cast on them as well as objects used in occult ceremonies. These objects take on dark, demonic entities that carry curses that can gain access to you, and your family, if you take possession of them and allow them into your home.

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE  WITH EVIL SPIRITS

My husband and I received a ‘gift’ from friends not long ago. The gift was a framed picture of four African American people performing a ballet. After receiving the portrait, I expressed to my husband that I didn’t particularly care for it but I agreed to take possession of it because he expressed an interest in it. After we arrived home, I hung the picture in our master bathroom located inside of our bedroom. Later that afternoon, my husband and I decided to organize our bedroom closet, so he placed a large black plastic bag at the end of our bed and used it to dispose of trash. That evening, after I went to bed, my continued to clean our closet. It was during that time that he saw the ballet picture hanging on the wall and noticed demonic hand signs on the fingers of one of the women in the picture. He then removed the picture from the wall and threw it away in the black plastic bag that sat on the floor at the end of our bed. Later that night, I awoke to a very disturbing vision. I felt a dark presence in the room and when I looked up, there at the foot of our bed (where the black plastic bag had been placed), I saw four familiar spirits manifesting in the form of African Americans. They stood side by side at the foot of my bed smiling at me. I awoke my husband and told him what I had seen. He then explain to me that hours before, he had thrown the ballet picture into the black plastic bag that sat on the floor at the foot of our bed. That morning, my husband removed the picture from the bag and burned it. Afterwards, we anointed and prayed over the entire house. I never saw the spirits again.

HOW TO BE RELEASED FROM THE CURSE

Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the power of the curse however, we must first meet His conditions for us and our families to be delivered from its effects.

  • Identify and repent of all sin you have committed.
  • Repent on behalf of your ancestors before you and the sins they committed that were passed down.
  • Clean house by getting rid of and/or destroying every idolatrous object that carries a curse. This can include music, videos, various forms of decor, art, books, portraits, paintings, religious and ethnic artifacts, curios, collections, etc. Do your research.
  • Renounce your sin, your ancestors sin as well as everything that was in your possession and associated with Satan
  • Forgive yourself and receive God’s forgiveness in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER TO RELEASE YOU FROM THE CURSE

Lord Jesus Christ, I believe You are the son of God and I believe You are the only way to God. I believe You died on the cross for my sins and I believe You rose from the dead and are now ruling at the right hand of Your Father and mine. On the cross, You were made a curse that I might be redeemed from the demonic power of the curse and enter into Your blessings. Lord, I confess all sins that were committed by me as well as by my ancestors and I ask for Your forgiveness. I forgive every person who has ever harmed me. I forgive them as I would have You forgive me. I also forgive myself. I renounce all contact with the occult and idolatry in every form, and I commit myself to getting rid of every object that is associated with them. Now, having received by faith Your forgiveness, by the authority I have in You, I and those who are under my authority are released from every curse that has come upon us. In the name of Jesus I pray. I declare it and I receive it by faith in Your name. Amen.

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INSIGHT INTO THE SEER PROPHET

“The prophetic movements in church history and contemporary life are fed by two mighty streams: the Prophet whose revelation are primarily verbal and the Seer Prophet whose revelation is more visual in nature. All true Seers are Prophets but not all Prophets are Seers.”Jim (James) Goll, author of: “The Seer: The Prophetic Power Of Visions, Dreams And Open Heavens”

GOD REVEALS HIMSELF TO HIS PROPHETS

When God speaks, He speaks to edify His people for His glory. He uses many tools to communicate His Word including the Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit who only dwells within true children of God. However, there is a unique impartation that is received through divine revelation when God speaks and reveals Himself to and through His servants the Prophets.

“Hear now My words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make Myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6

CALLED TO PREPARE GOD’S PEOPLE

By sharing God’s spoken Word, Prophets are called to edify God’s people while directing them to a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. God truly has a special relationship with His Prophets. He gives them insight into the spiritual realm where He shares His mysteries and secrets to what is, what could be and what is to come.

“For the Lord God does nothing without sharing His secrets with His servant the prophet.” Amos 3:7

The Prophet anointing is only given by God. Those who have it were chosen and pre-destined to have it before birth. It cannot be taught, learned or imparted from one to another. Be careful to not confuse the counterfeit evil power that is marked by the demonic with the Holy anointing power that is given by God. For one is clearly conjured up by Satan while the other submits to and serves the Lord our God.

At God’s direction, the Prophet is called to speak specific messages of encouragement, warning, correction and rebuke to those who make up the Church body. The Prophet also stands in the gap for God’s children by way of intersessional prayer.

SEER PROPHETS

Seer Prophets are anointed to supernaturally ‘see’ with their spiritual eyes what is hidden to the naked eyes that are in the natural. Seers “see” messages received from God primarily in dreams and visions. These messages can come in the form of an audible voice, through written words or through parables and riddles hidden in images and pictures. Sometimes God gives an immediate interpretation to these hidden matters, but more often He requires the Prophet to seek it out.

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” Proverbs 25:2 

It is completely natural and commonplace for a Seer to ‘see’ and discern things in the spiritual realm such as angelic beings, demons, spirits and other spiritual manifestations. A Seer may also operate in other senses such as smell, taste and touch. Seers experience spiritual manifestations that only they can “see”. This causes them to be very sensitive to the environment around them. This sensitivity manifests in many ways and can include episodes of spontaneous tears, changes in body temperature as well as feeling emotional highs and lows. God expects sinlessness and complete obedience from His Prophets. He holds them to very high standards of accountability. A lifestyle that includes daily repentence and deliverance is an absolute must for any Prophet. From he who receives much, much is required.

Seers are wired differently. The world they live in is not one that most can understand or appreciate. The unique makeup of a Seer can cause them to seem ‘strange’ or ‘different’ to most people. For this reason, it is not uncommon for many Seers to prefer solitude to crowds of people. Seers may also come across as being too direct, callous and even cold. This may be on account of the work God has given them to do.

Not all Prophets are Seers but all true Seers are Prophets. God uniquely reveals specific messages to the Seer Prophet through revelatory dreams, visions, words of knowledge, angelic visitations, divine encounters as well as by His audible voice for the purpose of drawing, teaching, inspiring, refining, interceding as well as warning, correcting and rebuking the Church body.

Another purpose for the Seer anointing is to alert and open the ‘eyes’ of God’s people to the realities that exist in the spiritual realm. A call to the office of a Seer Prophet involves a miraculous manifestation of the Spirit that creatively highlights the truths of Jesus Christ and gives confirmation to the direction of God.

So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:11-13

A WORD TO ALL PROPHETS

Prophets not only exist today, but are needed more now than ever before. Therefore I encourage and implore ALL Prophets to come forth out of hiding to boldly and faithfully embrace your call. You, as well as each one of God’s anointed, are among the chosen few. You are commissioned vessels that have been placed on this Earth to take your place among the five-fold ministry for the purpose of uniquely serving God and His people in a way that only you can. God has especially and expressly chosen you to receive and deliver His Word to prepare the Church body for the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

THE SINNERS’ LAMENT

Last night, I had an awful dream that the end of time had come.

The trumpet had been sounded and life on Earth was done.

An Angel stood one foot on land and another foot on sea.

And as I tried to kneel and pray, a Voice said unto me,

“It’s standing room! No time for woes! It’s much too late to pray!

It’s standing room! It’s time to go! This is God’s great Judgment Day!”

People filled the churches as far as eyes could see.

I heard a cry for mercy then realized it was me.

I saw the Savior then appear as He split the Eastern sky.

There were tears of joy on a Christian’s face yet I saw the sinners cry.

I tried to touch His Holy hand and with one last feeble plea

I cried again, “Have mercy, Lord! Have mercy, Lord, on me!”

I saw a tear come to His eye as He turned my soul away.

I didn’t know Him yesterday, so He knew me not today.

The Earth was burning all around and the world went up in smoke,

And as the flames engulfed me, I thanked God that I awoke.

I got out my bed and on my knees and you should have heard me pray

For in my dream I saw the fate of God’s great Judgement Day.

 

  An excerpt from the testimony of Howard Pittman – author of the book, Placebo.

THE NEW 80/20 RULE

Child of God, do not allow yourself to be deceived! In a world consumed with deception, you MUST KNOW that all that glitters most definitely is not gold. To those who profess to be Christians and are not, the days of playing Church will soon come to an end…

It may surprise you to learn that only 20% of Christians – those who represent the true followers of Jesus Christ – will make it into Heaven, while a staggering 80% of the evangelical Church – not the world as a whole, but the Church – will go to Hell. Many who are living lives they believe are ‘good enough’ for God will be sadly mistaken.

This 80% will include many, young and old, who say they love the Lord. This 80% will include many leaders who have been called to serve the Church. This 80% will include the unholy, the unrighteous, the sexually immoral, the prideful, the arrogant, idolaters, liars, adulterers, homosexuals, murderers, thieves, drunkards, revilers, swindlers and the greedy. Will this 80% include you?

Jesus is coming soon to receive His spotless Bride. Jesus is coming soon to receive His glorious Church. Jesus is coming soon to receive His People who will be Holy and set apart for Him alone.

GOD IS CALLING YOU

God is calling you… He is always speaking to those whose ears will hear Him. God declares His divine nature and magnificent power to His children through all that is experienced in the Heavens, on the Earth and throughout life itself.

God goes through great lengths to communicate with you. In His desire to commune with you and be in relationship you, He is calling out to you. God calls you to come closer to Him so that you may know Him and love Him more intimately. God calls you to receive His son, Jesus Christ, who in turn calls you to receive His saving grace, His Holy Spirit and eternity spent with Him in Heaven. God calls you into service so that He may work with you and through you for the purpose of accomplishing His glorious Will on earth.

THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO THE WORLD

God is the Author of life and Creator of the universe. The Heavens declare His glory and the Earth demonstrates His handiwork for all to see. It is impossible to look around you, above you or below you and not see God’s fingerprints or hear God’s voice. His Self-proclaiming witness calls out to all the world to stop, look and listen for Him. EVERYTHING bears witness to the fact that He is the One and only Almighty God.

“The Heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where Their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the Earth and Their words to the end of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4

THE INVITATIONAL CALL TO THE GOSPEL

After the Universal Call to all comes a call to God’s people. Thsee people are called Believers who believe and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Believers are called for the Great Commission which is a call for the disciples of Jesus to share His Gospel message with the nations.

Believers are those who have been pre-destined by God to be children of God. When new Believers hear the Word, they are called to repent of their sin, receive the Holy Spirit, develop a relationship with God, grow their faith, strive to be Holy, share their testimony with others and obey God at all costs. This cycle continues for all Believers until God calls His children home.

“Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19

“And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14

“And they (Believers) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony.” Revelations 12:11

THE CALL TO THE ELECT

After the Invitational Call, comes one that is more specific. This is a call that is made within the body of Believers who are also called the body of Christ who are also called the Church. This call is made to those who have been chosen, pre-ordained and annointed by God to execute a certain work within the Church for the purpose of teaching, training and edification. These people are called the ‘elect’.

“Many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,…” Ephesians 4:11-12

For whom He foreknew, He also 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.” Romans 8:29-30

THE UNGODLY & THE UNRIGHTEOUS

In spite of all that God reveals to bear witness to His Word, to His Son and to His Glory, there are still those who refuse to see and hear God’s Truth. Thesee people are considered by God to be believers of the enemy. God still uses these people, however, He uses them as objects of wrath. Thinking themselves wise, thesee people have become fools. Their minds have been darkened and their hearts are hard. God will have no mercy for them. They will have no excuse for though they know of God, they choose to not glorify God. His wrath will burn hot against them.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God IS manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” Romans 1:20

NOONE CAN COME UNLESS THEY ARE CALLED

It is only by the calling of God that one can be saved. For in this calling, only God can open spiritual eyes that receive the wisdom and revelation that is necesssary to understand the things of God.

“And He (Jesus) said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” John 6:65

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” Ephesians 1:15-21

IS GOD CALLING YOU?

  • Do you see and hear signs of God all around you?
  • Do you desire a closer relationship with God?
  • Do you have a desire to know and understand the Word of God?
  • Do you recognize that life must consist of more than self-pleasure and a collection of stuff?
  • Does life as usual no longer satisfy you?
  • Do you experience a conviction of sin?
  • Do you want to be free of sin in your life?
  • Do you want to be saved from the penalty of sin which is death?
  • Do you experience a more heightened interest in spiritual things?
  • Do you sense that there is a greater purpose for your life?

THE WHEAT & THE WEEDS (THE GODLY & THE GODLESS GROWING UP TOGETHER)

wheat-weedsThe livelihood of a wheat farmer depends greatly upon the quality of their crop. If someone wanted to sabotage a farmer’s business, one way to do it would be to maliciously sow seeds of destructive weeds in among the wheat as this would affect the integrity of their crop.

In the Bible, Jesus told the Parable of The Wheat & The Tares (Weeds), to a multitude of people comparin it to the Kingdom of Heaven:

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares (weeds) among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares (weeds) also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, “Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares (weeds)?” He said to them, “An enemy has done this.” The servants said to him, “You want us then to go and gather them up?” But he said, “No, lest while you gather up the tares (weeds) you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather together the tares (weeds) and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.'” Matthew 13:24-30

Jesus later gave the meaning of this Parable to His disciples as it is explained below:

“Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares (weeds) of the field.” He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man (Jesus). The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the Kingdom, but the tares (weeds) are the sons of the wicked one (Satan). The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares (weeds) are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Matthew 13: 36-43

COUNTERFEITS

Your enemy today, as it was in Jesus’ time, is still Satan. His age-old goal is, and always has been, to try his best to do everything he csn to oppose Jesus Christ. One of his most successful tactics is to compromise the integrity of Christ’s work by ‘planting’ false Believers and teachers into the world for the purpose of deceiving and misleading as many as he can. Those who fall prey to Satan’s traps are used to discredit, distort and mock God’s Word causing many Believers to be led astray to their detriment.

There are many people in this world who claim to be ‘Christians’ even though their words and actions say otherwise. These ‘counterfeit’ Believers make it very difficult for legitimate Christians, as well as the rest of the world, to know who is truly serving Jesus Christ. This is why it is so important that you have your own personal relationship with the Lord.

Although it is good to have fellow-saints around us such as pastors, teachers, etc. for instruction and fellowship, you must not depend on others to define God’s Word or this walk for you. You must know it and live it for yourself.

WHEAT CAN LOOK LIKE WEEDS

According to His Parable, Jesus allows the ‘weeds’ to remain with the ‘wheat’ but, only for a time so as not to uproot the immature crop. Christians who are ‘young’ in the faith require time to grow and mature. During this growth period, a ‘young’ Believer could easily be mistaken for a non-Christian. Because of this, you must be careful not to judge your fellow-Christian if they are in error. Pray for them, disciple them and encourage them.

Certain weeds, especially in the early stages of growth, look very similar to wheat. Therefore, through the analogy of wheat and weeds growing in a field together, Jesus warns that what we perceive as a false Believer may, in fact, be an immature Believer. People come to the Lord at different ages and stages in their life. We must be mindful of this fact as we encounter people every day. Do not judge others but instead speak and act in love. Only God knows for sure. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3

THE PROOF IS IN THE FRUIT

There are no shortcuts in this walk. You must go the long and arduous distance alone. Pray often, spend as much time with the Lord as you can, study your Word to show yourself approved by God and always test the spirit in others. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.Matthew 7:15-20

A BIG PART OF WHY YOU ARE HERE

At the point of Christ’s return, the angels have been appointed to gather together the ‘weeds’ of this world for they are to be cast into a fiery destruction for all eternity. The saints, on the other hand, will be gathered together to be with Jesus. This walk is not an easy one but it is well worth it. Being transformed into the image of Christ will require time, sacrifice, discipline and some suffering too. This process of molding and purifying is not comfortable, yet all who truly love the Lord will have to go through it.

As you make your way through this journey, walk slowly without blinders. Look around you and be mindful of others. God is doing a work in their lives as well. The difference we make in the lives of others is a big part of why we are here. We ALL have an interactive job to do. It is given for some to plant and for others to water. Only God causes the growth and reaps the Harvest, in His time. Until then, be faithful, loving and obedient, in Jesus’ name.

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: USING YOUR AUTHORITY TO BIND & LOOSE

As a child of God, you have been given keys to the Kingdom that give you the ability to bind (forbid) and loose (permit) powerful forces operating within the spiritual realm, in Jesus’ name. Are you walking in your authority?

MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE

God spoke the world, and everything in it, into existence by the power of His word. God made man in His image therefore our words also hold power. Our words do more than relay information. They stir up the spirit within us and cause change to happen within the spiritual realm. In essence, we are what we say and we will reap what we sew through our words.

” A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:20-21

THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD

Understanding the spiritual principles that govern your words is vital and necesssary for powerful and effective prayer. Knowing what to say and what not to say can make the difference between receiving the blessings God has for you and retreiving self-pronounced curses that you speak over yourself. With your words, you will build up or you will tear down. With your words, you will affirm or afflict.

” There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise bring healing.” Proverbs 12:18

Be careful about what you say. Your words carry more weight than you may realize. Your words will either confirm you or convict you in the presence of the Lord. For on Judgment Day, God will hold you accountable for every word your lips have ever spoken concerning yourself as well as others. By your words, you will either be justified or condemned.

“I tell you on the Day of Judgment, people will give account for every careless word they speak.” Matthew 12:36

THE PRINCIPLESS OF BINDING & LOOSING

As a child of God, you have been given the authority and the power to bind anything that comes against you and the plan God has for your life. Likewise, you have also been given the authority and the power to loose whatever has been bound by the enemy from benefiting and blessing you – all this in the name of Jesus.

“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (Hell) shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven.” Matthew 16:18-19

USING YOUR AUTHORITY TO BIND & LOOSE

When you pray about a situation that is affecting you or yours, take authority over it as led by the Holy Spirit thereby causing change to manifest. This is the principal behind binding and loosing.  A child of God who prays with this principle in mind will yield great power and miraculous results.

“The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16

AN EXAMPLE OF UNCOMMON, SUPERNATURAL PRAYER AT WORK

Not long ago, I had a conversation with a friend who shared with me a time when he and his family took authority over a life and death situation and watched as God delivered an amazing miracle on behalf of their prayers.

During a season when wildfires are common in California, my friend learned that his son’s home was dangerously close to being destroyed. He and his family decided to pray an extraordinary prayer on his son’s behalf. Instead of simply praying for the safety of his son and his home, they went a step beyond. He and his family embraced the authority that was given to them by Jesus Christ…

My friend and his family prayed to bind the oxygen that surrounded the fire that threatened the home while and prayed to loose the chemical formation of H2O (water) in its place. Miraculously, changes took place in the atmosphere surrounding the wildfire and it began to rain – as well as snow – and the fire was put out! Needless to say, all was well with his son and his home. Praise God!

God honors the prayers of His people who honor Him by believing His word and taking the authority that He has given them and using it to dynamically affect their circumstances. You can do the same.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Heavenly Father, by the authority given to me by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I bind doubt and anything else that hinders Your children from believing and speaking forth powerful words that activate the supernatural power of prayer in their lives. I loose within them the faith they need to believe that they have the authority to boldly speak forth words of affirmation, abundance, productivity and fruitfulness into their lives and the lives of their loved ones, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TO THE HANDS THAT ROCK THE CRADLE

godly-parenting-family-article-witicles-olabisi-ajayi“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”

Parents, the influence you have over your children is not one to be taken lightly for ‘the fruit rarely falls far from the tree.’

Child of God, you have been given the privilege and the responsibility of raising, guiding and training your children up according to the Word of the Lord. You will be held to an account for it by God.

HELP YOUR CHILD STAND FIRM IN THE LORD

Teach your children what it means to know and follow God’s Word at a very young age so their feet will be firmly planted on the Rock who will hold them steady in a world that desires to sift them. Your children have an enemy who is committed to doing whatever he can to destroy them. He wants to steal everything God has for them.

PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR CALL

Teach your children to line their thoughts, their decisions and everything they will come to know in this world up against the Word of God. This will encourage them to think for themselves in a world that tries to think for them. This will train them for the leadership role God will soon reveal to them.

RIGHT & WRONG IS ABSOLUTE

Teach your children that right and wrong is based in the infallible Word of God. It is absolute and should be their standard for everything they do and every decision they make in life. The world programs its own to believe that ‘truth’ is a relative term subject to one’s opinion. Teach your children the real Truth… while you still can.

THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Soon your child will reach the age of accountability. This is the age when God will hold him or her alone accountable for what they believe and do.  Although many believe the age of accountability to be twelve years, it is actually different for every child for God looks into the heart tof determine this. It has nothing to do with the amount of time they have been on this Earth. God knows the exact moment your child will come into the knowledge and the understanding of what is good and what is evil. At that designated age, God will hold your child fully accountable for the decisions they make in life and concerning their walk with Jesus. Each child will have to come to the Lord on their own merrits and completely independent of anyone else – including their parents.

Parents, there are children IN hell. Do your part to keep your child OUT.

YESTERDAY’S, TODAY’S & TOMORROW’S GENERATIONS

God tells His people to teach His Word to their children so that the generations to come – including those who are yet to be born – will come into the knowledge of Him and His Word. This is so that we will set our hope anew on Him, so that we will not forget His glorious miracles and so that we will remain in obedience to Him, forever. (Psalm 78:5-7)

THE PROMISE OF HOPE

When we obey Gods commands concerning our children, God gives us the promise of HOPE. He promises us that if we train them up according to His ways and His wisdom and direct them onto the straight and narrow path that leads them to Him, “when they are old” they will not depart from Him.

Raising godly children is a sobering responsibility not to be taken lightly – but instead prayerfully, obediently and in full submission to Almighty God.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: A DIVINE SETUP

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Followers of Jesus Christ, CONCERNING YOUR DECISION IN THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, as well as every other decision you are responsible for making in this world, be mindful to FIRST SEEK GOD with all your heart – then be obedient and do as the Spirit leads you.

TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE

To vote or not to vote? That is the question. Child of God, pray and KNOW THAT HARD TIMES ARE COMING. It is unavoidable. Be diligent and prepare. Unless the Lord calls you home beforehand, there will be no escaping it. KNOW JESUS CHRIST, FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST and DO NOT TURN AWAY FROM JESUS CHRISTMAS no matter what for there will be a great falling away of believers in these last days.

A DIVINE SETUP

Remember that nothing catches God by surprise. He knows the beginning and the end of everyone’s story. Not only does He know what is to come, He is orchestrating (and allowing) things to happen in this world – as well as in your life – exactly as His will dictates. It is all A DIVINE SETUP.

To those who love and are obedient to God, be at peace. If you do not know God, there is no time like the present to REPENT and SEEK JESUS CHRIST with all your heart… before it is too late.

TRUTH BE TOLD

The anti-Christ is alive in the earth today awaiting his time of unveiling… Judgment is upon the nations… God’s wrath will soon be unleashed… You can see it and you can feel it all around you as you observe world events and even people who are – and will be – coming onto the scene…

BIRTHING PAINS MUST COME BEFORE THE NEW BIRTH

Child of God, be encouraged. Do not be alarmed. These things represent the birthing pains of what is sure to come – and what must come – before our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, can and will return.

God has made provision for you in  days that are to come. Stay faithful and unwavering in your walk. Listen for the Holy Spirit to speak and obey His every word. Stand firm on the Rock for rough times are ahead. Your God – He who is greater than he who is in this world – is still very much alive and in control of it all.

WALKING AMONG THE HATERS: SPIRITUAL WARFARE BETWEEN THE KINGDOMS OF GOD & SATAN

When I entered into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ thirty years ago, I was naive about many things concerning God. Quite simply, I believed that once I haf given my life over to the Lord, He would wave an invisible magic wand over me causing me and my life to immediately become “blessed” by being trouble-free. When things did not go as I imagined it would, I was confused and disappointed. Not only did my life NOT become trouble free, I experienced even more trials and challenges.

Having not been discipled  by someone who had walked this walk before me, I did not understand that once you become a child of God, you immediately become an enemy of Satan’s.

There is spiritual warfare taking place all around us. For most, it cannot be seen with our physical eyes for it exists in the spiritual realm. The war is between two kingdoms – the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. To live in this world as a Christian and not recognize this reality is a dangerous disadvantage to say the least for this battle is being fought to the death.

THE KINGDOM OF SATAN

Spiritual warfare is not a battle that can be fought in the natural. As God has a Kingdom, Satan also has a kingdom and it is not to be underestimated.

Satan is a counterfeit. The entirety of his existence in this world is based on replicating and mocking God. He began in the Heavenly realm in service to God almighty, therefore he had an excellent model to copy. When Lucifer was cast out of Heaven, he took with him one third of the Angels that we now call demons. Lucifer became Satan and operated his kingdom in the second heaven situated above the Earth and below God’s Glory.

Satan is a master of deception therefore he set up a highly organized, structured kingdom modeled after the Kingdom of God complete with principalities (kings, princes, etc.) that govern over countries, states, cities, neighborhoods, nationalities and even people.

In the spiritual realm, Satan’s kingdom battles for control of our souls. Each true follower of Jesus Christ bares the mark of God which is seen by those who are under the rule of Satan. The world may be fooled by the false Christian, but in the spiritual realm all truth is revealed. Child of God, never forget that you are the prime target of Satan and all of his minions.

CHRISTIANS MUST FIGHT!

Beloved, we are at war! Satan, demons, evil spirits of all ranks and even people on this Earth who are committed to serving evil are aiming their efforts for destruction at you. You must fight! God demands and has equipped you to do just that. In this, be strong, be resolute and be encouraged for Jesus has already defeated Satan’s kingdom and has won this war.

WHEN WE LIMIT OURSELVES, WE LIMIT GOD

When we believe and respond only to what we are capable of experiencing in the natural, we render ourselves dysfunctional as Christians. When we do this not only are we limiting ourselves, we are limiting God for the Lord moves according to our faith.

CAN ALL CHRISTIANS WIN THIS WAR?

Christians who say they believe and yet are living their lives according to their own version of Christianity, and not according to the Word of God, will LOSE this war. You cannot fight on your own terms or in your own power.

HOW DO WE FIGHT?

The Bible tells us that we must put on the whole armor of God in order to withstand the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:11). “Stand your ground putting on the Belt of Truth and the Body Armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes put on the Peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the Shield of Faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on Salvation as your Helmet and take the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. Pray at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:14-18

SATAN DOES HIS HOMEWORK

Read your Bible! Know your Bible! Live your Bible! Regardless of what church you may attend, you cannot trust the translation of the Word of God to anyone. God will speak to you concerning his Word. You will be held responsible for every step you take in your own walk.

Study your Word and do your homework. You can be sure that Satan has done his. Rest assured that he and his demons know everything about you. They know your strengths as well as your weaknesses. In fact, they count on your every flaw and will not hesitate to use all of them against you in their relentless pursuit to steal, kill and destroy you and your family.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

You are the body of the Church. You, the Christian, are the sole enemy of Satan for the Church alone is the only entity powerful enough to defeat him and his kingdom. No one on this Earth has the ability and the power through Jesus Christ to do this but the Church. Jesus has commanded His disciples to occupy and subdue (Genesis 1:28) until He returns. If we, as the Church, do not stand up and fight on God’s behalf, who else will?

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OFFERING THE GREATEST GIFT EVER GIVEN FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! WILL YOU RECEIVE IT?

Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that will ever be given. He is the most extravagant gift you will ever receive. For a limited time only, He is extending His hand for you to follow Him. To follow Him is not to join a religion. To follow Him is to enter into an interactive,  one-on-one personal relationship with God almighty Himself.

There are many faiths and many religions in this world. Tell me what leader among them is the One and only virgin-born son of God? Who else has walked this Earth perfect and sinless? Who else has command over ALL the miracles? Who else rules over Satan and makes the demons tremble in fear at the sound of His name? Who else loves you so much that they gave themselves over to be brutally abused, mocked and crucified on a cross for you? Who else died and rose again to receive the victory over sin and death for you? Who else has ascended into Heaven to rule at the right hand of God? Who else is the Holy Groom who will return very soon to ransom His Bride who is His Church? Who else is God’s Word manifested? Who else will rule the Kingdom of God undefeated? Only One can make this claim. For only One is both Man and God unified. Only One. His name is Jesus, the Christ.

Will you receive this Gift as your very own?

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WHY WON’T GOD STOP ALL THE SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?

The Answer: “HE IS…”

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…And that day is coming very, very soon.

When Jesus returns, not only will He put a stop to ALL the evil and suffering in this world, He will put a stop to ALL who commits the evil and suffering in this world. This will include ALL who lie, who cheat, who steal, who murder, who covet, who lust, who are sexually immoral, who commit fornication, who commit adultery, who deceive, who slanders (smears one’s name), who are lascivious (who seek to cause inappropriate sexual desire), who are wicked, who are prideful, who are foolish, who are impure, who practice idolatry (worshiping something or someone other than God), who practice witchcraft (in all of its forms), who cause hostility, who cause strife, who are jealous, who have fits of anger, who cause rivalry, who cause conflict, who cause division, who envy, who commit drunkenness, who are selfish, who are greedy, who are arrogant, who are abusive (in all forms), who are disobedient to parents, who are ungrateful, who are unholy, who are merciless, who are slanderous, who have no self-control, who are brutal, who do not love what is good, who are treacherous, who are reckless, who are conceited, who are godless and those who deny Jesus Christ is Lord.

PEOPLE are the cause of all the suffering in the world.  God gave us a free will to make our own choices and decisions in life. Unfortunately, people misuse and abuse this freedom to cause pain and suffering to others in various ways. When evil came into the world, sin contaminated everyone and everything. Those in this world who have not received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, who transforms us from sinners, will continue to operate under the influence of evil to the very end.

Do you believe we are all truly ready for God to put a stop to the PEOPLE who cause the suffering in this world? Are you ready for that day? Are all of your loved ones ready for that day?

You see, God is tarrying for you. He is holding back His judgment, and His wrath, to give you and others time to repent. He is giving the people of this world time to turn from their sins and turn to Him. For when God finally signals the return of His son, Jesus Christ, He will eternally put an end to it all. When this happens, it will be a brand new day. The Kingdom of God will have come. Only then, what is good and those who are good, according to the Word of God, will remain. Only then, will Jesus Christ redeem and rule this world. Only then, will evil be annihilated and all the suffering in this world come to an end.

Unfortunately, the time that God is holding back from us also allows time for evil to continue in this world. And as long as there is evil in this world, there will continue to be suffering in this world. God is a just God. He allows the wheat and the weeds to grow up together until His appointed time of Harvest. When that time comes, what is of Him will be gathered, the rest will be thrown into the fire for God is righteous, Holy and sovereign. “…He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45.

There will come a day, however, when righteousness and evil will be separated:

Jesus told the following story: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. The farmer’s workers went to him and said, “Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?” “An enemy has done this!” the farmer exclaimed. “Should we pull out the weeds?” they asked. “No,” he replied, “you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.” Matthew 13:24-30 

Jesus said, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” Matthew 24:42

THE MANY FACES OF WITCHCRAFT

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Witchcraft. What comes to mind when you think of the word? A charming children’s book series? How about cutesy cartoon characters? Is there a magical movie in your memory? Do you get answers acquired from astrology? Or maybe you dabble in the dark and the demonic?

There are many who want you to believe that witchcraft, and all that is associated with it, is only harmless, make-believe magic that innocently sparks the dark side of your imagination. Truth be told, when you’return involved in ANY form of witchcraft, you open yourself up to Satan and you open the doors that welcome the demonic into your life.

When you play around with the demonic, you are not only giving Satan access to your life, but you are giving him access to the lives of your family and others who are around you as well.  You have then opened a portal that leads to demonic attacks, curses, influence, illness, disease, death and Hell.

It is no secret that Satan influences the media. He has his hands on the books that you read, the films that you watch and the propaganda you buy into. He is intentionally providing you with what the world calls innocent ‘fantasy’ and feeds it to you through ‘tales’ of enchantments, magic, sorcery, spells, wizardry and necromancy (communicating with the dead). He presents it all to you, and your children, for your (so-called) reading and viewing entertainment. However, for Christian, God sees witchcraft in any form as rebellion, deception and destruction.

There are many elements to witchcraft. There are some you are familiar with and some you may not be aware of. Once you discover the truth, you MUST avoid them all.

WITCHCRAFT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT COUNTERFEIT FOR SATAN

Satan, as you know, is the master counterfeiter. He attempts to destroy what is Godly and true by replacing it with what is evil and false. This has been his plan from the very beginning. This plan that led to his fall and banishment as well as the fall and banishment of a third of the angels from Heaven, was derived to kill, steal and destroy all that belongs to God. He does this by using everything within the limited amount of “power” God has given him to appeal to you and trap you.

Once your enemy has snared you, he accuses you and your sin to God then he ‘legally’ takes rightful spiritual ownership of your soul.  Satan always distorts the truth by using this world to make you believe in a lie. He taints what is good by convincing you to do evil. He perverts what is Holy by corrupting it in your eyes so that you will disrespect and dishonor what is godly.

All forms of witchcraft are actually Satan’s attempt to imitate the Holy Spirit, who is the embodiment of Godly power in action. Church, don’t be fooled.

THE ORIGINS OF WITCHCRAFT

Witchcraft has been around since the beginning of time. It is known as the ‘old religion’ and is rooted in the old English term, ‘wiccian’ which means ‘to practice magical arts.’ Those who practice it are considered witches and possess a spirit of divination. Witches can be either male or female.

The old, stereotypical witch with their proverbial warts, pointed hats and broomsticks are a far cry from reality. Media has done a great job distracting you from the truth. The reality is that it is nearly impossible to identify a real witch based on their outward appearance alone. To add to this deception, their popularity is fed by an intrigued and the appealing mystique of the supernatural – thanks to the media.

This facade has allowed those associated with witchcraft to easily assimilate into mainstream society as they are greeted with welcoming arms by those eager to learn more. There is nothing good about witchcraft and yet the false belief that there are good and bad witches has helped Hollywood to encourage practicing it and promoting it. All this aside, you must never lose sight of the truth which is that ALL witchcraft is evil as well as ALL who practice it. For witchcraft and witches have ALL been spawned from the worship of Satan.

WITCHCRAFT AS IT LOOKS TODAY

Witchcraft comes in many forms and its evils are released through many avenues. We can recognize many of its forms today through the practice of astrology, the casting of spells, charms, curses, channeling, divination (seeking knowledge of the future), enchantments, familiar spirits, fortune-telling, mixing potions, séances, spirit guides, spiritualism, tarot cards and teacup readings, to name some. However, witchcraft comes in many other disguises as well. Let’s delve into this subject a little further.

ASTROLOGY, STARS & ZODIAC SIGNS

As Christians, when we acknowledge the universe, and all that is in it, it is impossible to do so without an expression of awe and reverence to God for in them we see His infinitude, His power and His wisdom. God created it all. So, what does He have to say about our use, or abuse, of what He has created?

King David said: When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him…” Psalm 8:3-4 (NKJV).The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalms 19:1 (NKJV).He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” Psalms 147:4-5.

The Bible tells us that the stars, the sun and the moon were placed to light the earth and to determine the seasons. Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights – the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:14-18.

Throughout history, the stars, sun and moon were also used to help navigate the course of travel. This is acceptable use of God’s heavenly creations. In biblical times, God even used the stars to illustrate the innumerable amount of seed He had promised to give Abraham. Then He brought him (Abraham) outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Genesis 15:5. Following the promise God made to Abraham, every time he would look to the Heavens and see the stars, Abraham was reminded of how faithful and how good God is.

Astrology which is the study of celestial bodies and the influence they have on human affairs and the natural world was actually introduced to man by Satan. This practice was given to encourage a false belief that deceives man into believing that we are able to seek sources, other than God, for knowledge, information and wisdom which in turn eliminates our need for God and serves to elevate man and his abilities. This belief system creates false idols/idolatry which is sin.

In Biblical times, when the royal astrologers of the Babylonian court tried to use their “power” to interpret the king‘s dream, they were found powerless and were put to shame by Daniel, who was God’s prophet. Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. But there is a God in Heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.” Daniel 2:27-28

According to the word of God, astrology is considered a form of divination and is forbidden.There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritualist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord,” Deuteronomy 18:10-12.

According to the word of God, all who practice astrology will be among those who will be burned and destroyed in God’s judgement. All the advice you receive has made you tired. Where are all your astrologers, those stargazers who make predictions each month? Let them stand up and save you from what the future holds. But they are like straw burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves from the flame. You will get no help from them at all; their hearth is no place to sit for warmth. And all your friends, those with whom you’ve done business since childhood, will go their own ways, turning a deaf ear to your cries.” Isaiah 47:13-15.

God forbids us from worshiping or serving the sun, the moon or the stars. When the children of Israel chose to do these things, their disobedience brought God’s judgement down upon them every time. “And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them,”  Deuteronomy 4:19.

True knowledge and wisdom comes from no other source but God. He alone determines what will take place today tomorrow and tomorrow. He has given us His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide us. We should seek onky Him for all answers to all questions, all the time.

MARTIAL ARTS, YOGA & SPIRITUALISM

Be careful of activities that are rooted in Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism as they conflict with the teachings of Jesus Christ. In fact, the belief system behind these pagan religions is a form of spiritualism. It convinces those who believe and follow it that they are placing themselves on a pathway that leads to “spiritual enlightenment.” This demonic philosophy teaches that the power of God is not absolute for everyone has the ability to tap into and possess “power.” Any “power” that anyone seeks that does not come from God and is not rooted in Jesus Christ is demonic and evil.

Those who engage in these practices will be placed on a path. But it is not the kind of path they may think it is. This path will lead them into a dark and deceptive alley that will turn them away from the Light of God.

YOGA

Yoga is another form of spiritualism. It is an element of one of the world’s oldest idolatrous pagan religion called Hinduism. Unsuspecting people believe yoga to be a harmless physical exercise with a spiritual component when, in fact, it is a harmful spiritual exercise with a physical component. Many believe that yoga is nothing more than an exercise program that encourages stress-free bodily flexibility that is enhanced by a mental ‘stimulation’ that connects you to a higher “power.” They are mistaken. There are false spiritual connotations hidden deep beneath the surface. I share with you the following experience of one who discovered this first-hand:

“A Hindu named Patanjali is believed by many historians to be the “father” of yoga. He codified his understanding of yoga in The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali sometime before the birth of Jesus. Patanjali’s teachings are known as the “eightfold path of yoga” and are at the core of how to live a better life through yoga. Patanjali believed that union (through meditation) with the “Supreme” (not Jesus Christ) was the result of retraining, controlling and eventually annihilating the ego. He believed that yoga was the way to overcome the many obstacles of a mortal uniting with the immortal. Without realizing it, I was learning how to live a better life and become a better person through yoga rather than through Jesus Christ. As it turned out, meditation (yoga) did put me on a pathway, but it wasn’t to spiritual enlightenment. After five years of training, I became an atheist…Mark McGee.

[Mark McGee is a journalist and former atheist. He taught martial arts for 50 years and was a student of Eastern philosophies before becoming an atheist. Mark became a Christian after investigating evidence for the truth and verifying the claims of Christianity more than 40 years ago. He became a member of Judo and Karate for Christ in 1972 and now teaches martial arts from a Christian perspective.]

MARIAL ARTS

Other spiritualistic programs like Judo, Aikido, Karate and Kung Fu introduce people to other eastern philosophies such as Buddhism. It is believed that the primary focus of Buddhism is to practice “right living” through actions and meditation in an effort to end suffering and help one achieve a self-awakening. The philosophies behind Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism always begin with meditation. Meditation is the practice of training the mind, or inducing a level of consciousness, for a pre-determined purpose. “Guides” are often used to help students calm their minds and relax their bodies so that they can allow their internal “power” to flow through to their external. Buddhism teaches that the deeper you go in meditation, the better your martial arts technique will be. What kind of “power” do you think is being accessed through this meditation? Certainly not the power of the Holy Spirit which can only be accessed through Jesus Christ.

THE DANGERS OF SPIRITUALISM

Spiritualism is the belief, and the practice, of communication with spirits and the dead. Spiritualism, and all its forms, is in fact, witchcraft. It is also a form of idolatry as it encourages one to focus on selfish pursuit as opposed to Christianity that focuses on Jesus Christ and the pursuit of God.

Spiritualism falsely teaches that people are fundamentally good and can accomplish whatever they want if only they will focus their minds to doing so. This is contrary to truth, according to God. “Jesus answered. No one is good except God Alone.” Luke 18:19

People are born with a sin nature. This nature is ruled by the flesh which aims to destroy the body if left to its own devices. However, through Jesus Christ, we are saved from that sin. Through Him, God sends the Holy Spirit who dwells in us and enables us to operate in true power, not a counterfeit form of satanic “power.”

Those who pursue the practice of spiritualism are actually engaging in activities that may appear to be innocent yet are far from it. This sin opens the door for demonic contact, harassment, oppression and even possession. There are many accounts of those whose have practiced forms of spiritualism which has resulted in their being traumatized emotionally, psychologically and physically by contact with demons.

If you seek truth, there is only one way to get it. His name is Jesus Christ. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6.

THE SINS OF IDOLATRY,  SEDUCTION, WHOREDOM & REBELLION

As a Christian, I am sure you would never be in contact with pentagrams, Ouija boards, satanic rituals or the drinking of blood. I am also sure none of you would ever seek out a psychic, hold a séance or attempt to cast spells. Or would you?

And the Lord warned: “When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.” Deuteronomy 18:9-14.

SEX & WITCHCRAFT

Since the beginning of time, there have been many who have succumbed to Satan through the partnership of sex and witchcraft. Through idolatry, rebellion, seduction and whoredom, this combination has snared those from early Biblical times up to the current. The combination of sexual activity and the occult have been prevalent throughout time through the cultures and throughout different religions. Sexual immorality has been, and is still, a key element of pagan worship and satanism, including witchcraft.

Today, Satan has attempted to cover the sin of sexual immorality by replacing it with society-acceptable words and phrases like ‘sexy,’ ‘addiction,’ ‘weakness,’ ‘struggle,’ ‘pornography,’ ‘adult entertainment,’ ‘normal’ and ‘sex drive.’ Society has embraced these terms and has even made some of them desirable. This is deception in its most deadliest of forms. It is what it is – sexual immorality.

SEXUAL IDOLATRY

The Christian Church consists of a body of Believers. God considers each one of those bodies to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. Because God paid an exorbitant price for you through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, we are to honor God with our bodies. We do this by refraining from sexual sins.  Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself; for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

Immoral and perverted sex acts were, and still are, performed in the temples of false gods for pagan idol worship. When our bodies take part in sexual sins, we are emulating these acts and violating God’s Holy temple. God considers this behavior detestable. Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people – none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

Sex is a gift designed by God given to one man and one woman who are committed to each other in a sanctified married relationship. To participate in sex outside of those boundaries is to sin. Although many may feel that consensual sex between two people are their business and no one else’s, we must remember that our bodies, and our sexuality, were created by God. Therefore, it is His business. He alone has the right to establish the parameters by which we are to use them. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 (NLT)

THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT OF SEDUCTION & WHOREDOM

“And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” And he answered, “What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?” 2 Kings 9:22

Jezebel… She was a treacherous, domineering idolator and a corrupting schemer. This was definitely not a woman of restraint or high principles. Savage and relentless, this prideful, strong-willed woman ruthlessly carried out her foul plans. The great sins of Jezebel also included whoredom, for by ways of adultery, fornication, prostitution, debasement and sexual sins of all sorts, she defiled herself to further the cause of evil. Through her sinful deeds, she became the mother of all curses. This whoredom spirit is a worldly spirit and is grounded in carnality and sensuality. The spirit has no problem using sex to get what it wants.

As a Christian and as part of God’s Church, you are a target. You have high-level evil spirits working against you always waiting for an opportunity to gain entrance into your life. If you use flirtatious, sexual wiles for the purpose of controlling, manipulating and serving self, you may be being used by one of the most powerful spirits Satan has at his disposal. This would be the Jezebel spirit, a spirit of seduction and whoredom.

SPIRITUAL ADULTERY

The Bible records the many, many times that Israel turned their backs on God. There are numerous accounts of their continuous rebellion through acts of sexual immorality and the worshipping of false gods. In the book of Hosea, God angrily tells Israel that they have a spirit of whoredom: My people inquire of a piece of wood, and their walking staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the whore.” Hosea 4:12 (ESV).

What did God mean by this? To “inquire of a piece of wood” refers to the wooden idol they were worshipping and “their walking staff gives them oracles” refers to the false wisdom they claimed to receive from this false god. When Israel turned their backs on God and began to worship other things, God charged them as being unfaithful and likened it to spiritual “adultery.”

Satan-inspired evil spirits use sin to cleverly gain entrance into the lives of people thereby causing them to chase after what is alluring and tempting to them. If people succumb to this sin, it will easily become stumbling blocks that can turn them away from God. This sin becomes an idol that people chase after and worship. God condemns idolatry in every form.

But just as God called Israel to repentance, He calls us to turn away from such things and return to Him.  He offers to forgive us our sin and enter into a restorative relationship with Him. Do it now!

REBELLION IS AS WITCHCRAFT

We have covered much today in the name of witchcraft. If you were not already aware of these things, you are now informed. God will hold you accountable. To be ignorant of the truth is one thing, but to have knowledge of God’s Word and then choose to disobey it is considered blatant rebellion in God’s eyes. That is far worse. “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the Holy commandment delivered unto them.” 2 Peter 2:21 (KJV)

As a Christian, it is never about what you or anyone else thinks or has to say about a matter. It is always about what Jesus has to say about it if you are overdose. If you are ever in doubt about anything in this life, seek out His Word and find the answer for yourself. To take any other stand is to live in disobedience and rebellion. Choose not to walk down that path. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of the Lord, He also has rejected you…” 1 Samuel 15:23 (NKJV).

LIVING WITH DEATH

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Death is the hand that will usher us out of dress rehearsal where we practice ‘living’ into the eternal performance of a lifetime. Lights! Action! Are you ready?

I would like to share what has been on my heart for quite some time now. It concerns a subject that does not venture too far away from my mind these days. Although this may be considered a sensitive and somber topic by some, I believe it to be a crucial and necessary discussion for many. Let’s reflect upon our life as we live with the reality of DEATH…

Through our souls and spirits, we have ALL been created to live forever. However, our bodies are ALL going to die one day. Let’s face it, death is an inevitable part of life and even though we are always caught off guard by it when it happens to someone we care about, we must not ignore the fact that death will one day – possibly sooner than you think – happen to you.

In fact, you should consider death to be the most important event of your life. Why? Because it is only after we experience death in the natural realm that we will pass through the veil that separates this facade we call ‘life on Earth’ from the eternal reality that awaits us all in the spiritual realm.

Whether by way of old age, accident, illness or evil intent, we will all pass through that door. And, we will all have to go through it ALONE. When the time comes, there will be no favors to be bought nor will there be family or friends to help you through it. By your decisions alone, death will deliver you to sanctity or sorrow. God has determined that death is the unyielding price and the penalty of sin that MUST be paid – unless Jesus has cancelled this debt for you.

The question that should be on everyone’s mind is not when you are going to die but where your soul will go when you do. Where will you spend eternity? Those who did not live a life of compromise and who reverently lived for Jesus will spend eternity in Heavenly glory with Him. Those who rejected Him and who did not repent from their sin, will spend their eternity in a torturous Hell forever separated from God.

God has set a predetermined time for each of us to die. Regardless of our age or what is going on in our lives at the time, there will be nothing anyone can do to prevent it. Wherever you are in your standing with God at that very moment, your destiny with eternity will be set. It will be too late to change directions from the narrow path or wide road that your decisions placed you on.

When our loved ones die, we mourn because we miss their presence on this earth. However, in the midst of our mourning, there is hope and peace in knowing that we will see them again. Nothing hurts more than the reality of being eternally separated from those we love. We must share this gift of hope with others. We must let people know that in Jesus, it does not have to be this way. It is far better to know that even though we temporarily miss our loved ones, we will one day see them again.

If you are reading this, God has given you time to change the direction of your life. Not only will your decisions make all the difference in the world for you, it will make a difference in the lives of others who are following you and watching you. Child of God, continue to practice living well for Jesus. It is almost time for the Show!

THE HIGH COST OF OBEYING GOD

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We are all so interconnected and intertwined together within the fabric of God’s universal purpose that the minute one obeys Him, others immediately become affected.

As a Christian, you can expect to endure all manner of persecution on account of your faith. Because of this, you may find yourself being tempted to keep quiet about the word God has given you to share. Or you may want to guard God’s word in an effort to protect it from those you feel will not appreciate it.

Child of God, Satan will use everything, and everyone, to challenge your allegiance to God. And God will allow some of these trials as an opportunity for your growth as well as to strengthen your resolve. Some of these tests will cause controversial change in your life that will surely ruffle the feathers of many.

When this happens, and it will, what will you do? Will you rise to the challenge? Are you willing to risk it all to obey God and allow the consequential chips to fall where they may? Your response to each challenge placed before you will reveal just how much you are willing to pay to be in relationship with the Lord. However you choose to handle these tests of faith, your responses will never be a surprise to God.

Whether you finish or fail, God will use it all for His greater purpose and for your greater good. It is important for you to know that EVERY decision you make will result in either a penalty or a reward for you as well as for those around you. We ALL have to pay, in one way or the other, the high cost of obedience…

The Price Of Giving Up Self

Living for Christ is to die for Him. Living for Christ is to fully give over to Him your body, mind, heart and soul. This is impossible to do unless you have first crucified self. You will know when you have successfully done away with self for only then will you want nothing more than to strive to give your all for Jesus. “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ (who) lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

The Price Of Comfort

As a Christian, it will be necessary for you to step outside of your comfort zone. For you have an obligation to share God’s Word and your testimony with others. “I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when He comes to set up His Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.” 2 Timothy 4:1-5.

“And they conquered him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11

The Price Of Demonstrating Love

Jesus was asked by one of His disciples: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT).

Many people confuse love with emotions and feelings. Love is not a feeling. Love is a decision that requires action to demonstrated. There is no better way to demonstrate love for someone than to share God’s Son with them.

The Price Of Consequences

Following Jesus WILL bring much change into your life. Following Jesus will also affect the lives of those who are closest to you. There is no way to avoid this. Remember, God has everything under control. He only requires your obedience and asks that you leave the consequences up to Him. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh, will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8

The Price Of Time In God’s Word

God’s word is exciting and alive! However, you cannot discover this amazing truth if you do not spend time in it. You cannot live the word, teach the word or speak the word if you do not know the word. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

God’s word is a living demonstration of His power. It speaks of His law over everything in and outside of this world. God’s word also rules over each and every person, regardless of their belief in Him. “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the,earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with My word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” Isaiah 55:10-11 (NLT).

God’s word always accomplishes that which it is sent out to do. It does not return void. His living word carries with it costs and consequences. The costs come in the form of sacrifices. The consequences come in the form of blessings and curses. “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on Heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NLT)

Are You Willing To Pay The Price?

Your obedience to God will require your willingness to give up plans, give up people and possibly even give up your life. Though many profess to love God, many are not willing to make the sacrifice required to follow Him. “Jesus was aware that His disciples were complaining, so He said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what will you think if you see the Son of Man ascend to heaven again? The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But some of you do not believe Me.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and He knew who would betray Him.) Then He said, “That is why I said that people can’t come to Me unless the Father gives them to Me.” At this point many of His disciples turned away and deserted Him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” John 6:61-67.

Are you willing to pay the price?

I’M A BRAND NEW CHRISTIAN! NOW WHAT?

stages-300x300This was the question I asked myself thirty years ago when I first accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. There was noone around to disciple me and, honestly, I felt completely lost and alone.

You see, I was not raised in a church and did not own a Bible until I had become an adult. So, although I looked forward to my brand new life as a Christian single-parent, I knew absolutely nothing about the things of God. I only knew that a brand new life awaited me and my two small children. By His grace alone, I managed to stumble along even though there was so much I did not understand. I came to learn so many mistakes and years later that my transition could have been much easier.

Now before you read on, allow me to be completely honest with you. Following Jesus Christ, in spirit and in truth, will be the most difficult, as well as the most rewarding, experience you will ever encounter in your life. Not everyone will be able to see it through as only those who are called by God will be able to contend to the end.

The Holy Scripture tells us: “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The Highway to Hell is broad and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life (Heaven) is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

I highly recommend that you pray continuously for God to equip you and cover you throughout this journey. the resolve to stay the course and never give up, no matter what. I pray that the Lord will bless you to have an amazing relationship with the one and only living God. I pray this in Jesus’ name.

STEP 1: GET BAPTIZED
Jesus tells us: “Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Baptism represents the partaking of the burial and raising of Jesus Christ so that we, too, may walk in the newness of life. It is for this reason, we are told to repent AND be baptized in His name for the forgiveness of our sins. The Bible also tells us that the baptism allows us to “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit(Acts 2:38) who is our Helper though out this walk.

The first thing Jesus did before He began His ministry was to be baptized, (Luke 3:21-22). Where do you go to get baptized? Any true follower of Jesus Christ (Believer) is authorized, according to Jesus Christ, to baptize. “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. (Matthew 28: 19-20)

Baptism can be done in a true, Jesus-following church and even in a bathtub within the home of a true believer. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to follow His example. So regardless of where you get baptized, get baptized as soon as you can!

STEP 2: READ YOUR BIBLE
You cannot truly follow Jesus Christ if you do not understand who He is or His word. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

There is no substitute for reading your bible. Do it every day or whenever you can. Begin immediately. There are many translations available. Find one that is most faithful to the original text. I recommend beginning with the King James Version. If you are sincere in seeking Him, God will open up His word to you and give you understanding (discernment). Do not allow yourself to become too busy to read God’s word. This is a tactic of Satan who is your worst enemy. Set aside time when and where you can meditate on Him without being interrupted. Quality is equally as important as quantity when it comes to reading your Word. The Bible telIs us that we are to “study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word unto truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). Remember this: God pursues those who pursue Him.

STEP 3: PRAY OFTEN
As a follower of Jesus Christ, you are to pray always without ceasing. Prayer, very simply, is talking to Jesus. Talk to Him about everything. He cares about everything that concerns you. There is nothing too small or seemingly too insignificant that you can’t share with Him. Speak to Him as you would a very dear friend for He is. In fact, you will find that He is the very best friend you will ever have. Through prayer, you will be developing a very REAL and intimate relationship with the true and living God.

I suggest that you begin by praying every morning before you start your day and every evening before you go to bed. Pray, also throughout the day. Pray for direction and guidance concerning every decision you make. Thank Him for all He has done, is doing and will do for you. Pray for others as well as yourself. If you find it difficult to find the words to say, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts as you pray. “When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly you.” (Matthew 6:6)

STEP 4: BUILD FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
The Christian life is not an easy life. As a true follower of Jesus Christ, you will be under constant attack and scrutiny from your enemies who will come by way of Satan and his demons. This may even include family members. It good to fellowship with like-minded Christians. You will need to be around those you trust for encouragement as well as admonishment (correction). “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting (encouraging) one another and so much the more as you see the Day (of Jesus’ return) approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Also be mindful that we, as Christians, are warned to not be unequally yoked with non-believers. “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

STEP 5: OFFER YOUR GIFTS & SERVICES FOR GOD’S PURPOSE
As a new Christian, the Lord will begin a miraculous new work in you. You will go through a process that will transform you from the old you into the fabulous new you. This transforation will slowly mold you into the spiritual image of Jesus Christ. A new Spirit has come alive in you for God has an amazing work for you to do. Go for it!

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

STEP 6: ALWAYS LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE YOUR FAITH & YOUR TESTIMONY WITH OTHERS
Through Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior, you have received salvation. You can now stand alongside of Him and claim your inheritance to the Kingdom of God. Through Him, you also have access to the power of healing and deliverance as well as access to the throne of the one and only living God. There is much for you to be excited about! So, share your excitement whenever you have the opportunity.

It is through your testimony, and the testimony of others, that Jesus Christ will be shared throughout the world. It is also through your testimony that You share in His victory of overcoming Satan and the evil that is temporarily in this world. “And they (Christians) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

As you continue in your faith and your walk, remember that there is nothing you have done that was deserving of this wonderful and mighty blessing you have received through Jesus Christ. You have been saved by grace alone. Even still, God has started a work in you and His promise is to finish it. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” (Philippians 1:6)

STEP 7: PRAY FOR GOD TO LEAD YOU INTO YOUR DESTINY
Only God knows the plans He has for you. Only God knows of your special call. Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit. Pray for spiritual sensitivity to hear Him and obey His every word.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

Now, welcome to the family and remember this: To God be all the glory!