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.

IS THE SPIRIT OF FEAR CLOSING YOUR MOUTH?

Child of God, consider this scenario…

Someone you know becomes a new follower of Jesus Christ. Not long after committing their life to the Lord, they see you out somewhere. They approach you and this is what they say: “I recently gave my life to Jesus. I wish I had known about the goodness of God years ago. It would have saved me, as well as so many others in my life, a lot of heartache, pain and sin that we all now have to account for. I have known you for quite a while and didn’t know that you were a Christian. Why didn’t you tell me about Jesus?”

Worse yet, what if this same person died in sin and you realized, much too late, that you could have made a difference in their life if you had only taken the time or the opportunity to tell them about Jesus?

Yes. YOU could have made the difference.

Do you think the Lord holds us, who are recipients of God’s grace and mercy, accountable for sharing this gift with others? Yes, He does.

Many Christians live their lives in silence choosing not to openly talk about Jesus. Neither are there many Christian willing and ready to share their testimonies about all God has done for them. Instead, they allow the ‘spirit of fear’ to close their mouths and keep them from saying anything that might cause them to be uncomfortable, ridiculed or even ostracized from family members, friends and others they know.

Here the test. If you knew God holds you responsible for not sharing the reason for the Hope that is in you, what would you do differently?

As a Christian, you are required to share your faith (the Gospel of Jesus Christ) with everyone you know. This includes family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others God has placed in your path? If you allow the ‘spirit of fear’ to close your mouth, the blood of these people could very well be on your hands.

Child of God, you are crucial to God’s plan here on this Earth. You play a very important part in the destruction of Satan as well as the salvation of others. The Bible tells us that we (Christians) have conquered Satan by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and by the word of our testimony. This means God will hold you accountable for not doing your part. Jesus has given all of His followers the responsibility and the privilege to take part in the Great Commission which instructs His disciples (you and I) to go out and make other disciples of all the nations. We are to do this through ministry, evangelism and baptism. This is impossible to achieve with a closed mouth.

Beloved, we are not saved simply so that we can avoid Hell and go to Heaven. If this were so, God would take us Home immediately upon receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We are saved, empowered by the authority of Jesus Christ then filled with the Holy Spirit, not for the fun of it, but because we have a job to do. That job consists of playing a part in the saving of others. This starts with the sharing of your testimony of God’s goodness.

No, you are not responsible for saving anyone. Only God can do that. Some of us are assigned to plant the seed while others are assigned to water that plant. Only God can cause the growth. He calls those who will come to Him and the decision to receive that call lies solely with those people. However, you play an active role in God’s sovereign plan to usher in His Kingdom that is to come. Be not passive in your walk with Jesus. It should be an honor – not a burden – to share Him with others. If you love God’s people – and as a Christian you should – love them enough to want them saved. Love them enough to give them the only One who can make that possible. Jesus.

Fear is a demonic stronghold and it is a spirit that falls under the rule of Satan. Do not let it control you. Fear will convince you that the thoughts and words of the people in this world are more important than the call God has on your life. Be encouraged, for “greater is He who is in you than he who is in this world.”

Well, now that you know, what are you going to do differently?

DREAM: GOD WARNS HIS PEOPLE THAT ONLY OBEDIENCE WILL SAVE THEM IN THESE LAST DAYS

“Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the Earth.”” Revelations 16:1

Child of God, be assured that we ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS before the tribulation which is referenced in Revelation, Chapters 16-19.  Take heed to what the Lord has to say…

I feel an urgency in my spirit to repost this dream, and its message, which was given to me on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 2:30 A.M. This dream forewarns of God’s judgement and wrath to come in the last days that will precede the return of Jesus Christ. It also speaks of God’s provision given for His children. Though rough times are surely ahead for all true Christians, be encouraged for God has made a way for those who love Him, follow Him and obey Him.

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.” Revelation 19:19

I dreamt that I was walking alone through a vast and desolate land that was barren as far as I could see. I continued to walk when to my left suddenly appeared an army of soldiers on horseback. The army were racing forward with swords drawn as if running into battle. As I looked at the army, the Lord made it known to me that I was seeing the ‘world’s army.’ He also made it known to me that the ‘world’s army’ had control over the people of this world for they feared its power. However, as I looked at the ‘world’s army’, I felt no fear for I am not of this world, and I continued to walk.

And the Armies in Heaven, clothed in fine linen white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.” Revelation 19:14-15

Suddenly, to the left of the ‘world’s army’ appeared another Army. This Army was also on horseback racing forward with swords drawn as if running into battle. However, I saw that this Army was different. The Lord made it known to me that this was a spiritual Army – not visible to most in this world – and yet I was able to see them. The Lord made it known to me that this was God’s Army!

Then I saw a few soldiers from the ‘world’s army’ turn their heads to their left to look upon God’s Army, for they could also see. (The enemy and his demons are here in this world and have access to unsaved people. They dwell in the spiritual realm and can recognize that which is also in the spiritual realm.”)  Then they turned their heads away from God’s Army for they had disregard for those Holy things of God.

As I looked upon God’s Army, I began to feel an urgency in my spirit. The Lord then impressed upon me to immediately run to seek shelter and safety for imminent destruction by His hand was sure to come. So I looked to my right and immediately I saw a small building that had not been there before. I was moved to run towards the building as fast as I could. As I approached the building, I was tempted to hesitate for I feared that the door would be locked. Yet, I continued to run towards the building and up the steps towards the front door. I turned the door knob and to my surprise, I found that the door was unlocked. I opened the door and saw people on the ground floor but, I was moved to immediately run up the stairs as fast as I could to the top floor. The moment my feet reach the top floor, I heard a massive explosion. At that moment, it was made known to me that everything outside of that building had been destroyed. As I looked at the people on the ground floor of the building, I saw that many had been gravely injured and some had even been killed. I knew immediately that God had delivered me through it all!

It was then made known to me that God alone had given me the revelation concerning the two armies. It was made known to me that God alone had prompted me to run – and not walk – to seek shelter and safety. It was made known to me that God alone had provided the provision that was not there before. It was made known to me that God alone had opened the locked door. It was made known to me that God alone had guided me to the top of the stairs. It was made known to me that all these things were done for me by God alone.

Then it was made known to me that had I not BELIEVED God’s Word, had I not RECEIVED God’s Word and had I not OBEYED God’s Word, I would NOT have survived.

Child of God, all these things were shown to me and made known to me for my good and for yours. KNOW that Jesus’ return is imminent. KNOW that the days that will precede Him will not be easy. KNOW that those whose lives are not lined up with the Word of God will not survive. Regardless of what you see and hear in this world, KNOW that your truth must be God’s truth. KNOW that EVERYTHING is and always will be in God’s hands. KNOW that your life will depend on your OBEDIENCE.

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

VISION: AN ANGELIC VISITATION TEACHES ME THE HIGH COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

The process of being conformed to the image of God’s son, Jesus Christ, and being transformed into His nature is certainly not for everyone.

Following Jesus Christ does not come without many sacrifices made and high costs being paid. Only those who are truly desperate for a deeper, more powerful relationship with God are willing to go through all that is required to weather them, mature them and purify them.

Only those who are willing to allow God to stretch them will encounter what transcends our wildest imagination. Only those will experience the most amazing and rewarding relationship made available to mankind.

Many are not willing to pay the price required to achieve God’s definition of righteousness. The fear of man labeling them a self-righteous, overly religious fanatic is too much for most to bear. Many also fear the supernatural and feel that submerging themselves into the depths of the unknown is far too intimidating.

Mature Christians have discovered that their level of spiritual gain is based on their degree of fleshly loss. We must be willing to die to self and we must be willing to lose all that we believe gives us life here on this Earth to truly live for Jesus Christ. Anything that does not draw you closer to the Lord, draws you further away from Him and keeps you from experiencing the most intimate relationship with God made possible on this side of Heaven.

Child of God, you must know that for you to go deeper with God, you must be willing to reach further beyond the basic Christian requirement of reconciliation with the Father. Allowing God to have His way with you so that He can purge your flesh, your soul and your spirit, will hasten your sanctification. And why do you need to go through this?

In order to progress in your walk with the Lord, God needs to purge your flesh of sin and carnality. He needs to purge your soul so that He can cleanse your mind of unrighteous thoughts and emotions. This includes your stubborn nature and all of your false self-assurances. He needs to purge your spirit of your self-righteousness and your self-sufficiency. All this is necessary for you to be move to a level of spiritual maturity where you can receive the fullness of all God has for you.

The Lord was in the process of purging me of a stronghold that was hindering my spiritual growth, as well as my ministry, at the time that I received the following vision. I would not have believed this about myself if the Lord had not allowed me to have this experience.

In the early part of 2016, I lay in bed one night wide awake for I was restless and could not sleep. My husband, who slept through this entire experience, was laying next to me sound asleep.

in the distance I heard the sound of what I can only describe as a whirlwind. I did not see the whirlwind itself but, I could hear it. As it came closer to me, it’s sound became louder and stronger and intensity. At the same time, I saw a small, bright light appear and grow, widening and spreading, until it consumed my bedroom. I could see nothing around me but a brilliant light. It was brighter than anything I had ever seen. I was not frightened for knew that it had come from the Lord. In fact, I lifted my head up off my pillow and struggled to hear what I hoped would be God’s Voice through the sound of the whirlwind which was getting louder and stronger.

You see, in the summer of 2001, I heard the Lord audibly call out my first name. The night that it happened also found me in bed. When I heard the Lord’s voice, I was frightened. All I could do was cover my head with my bed sheet, and I did not respond. As I lay there, I listened intently waiting to hear something else but, the Lord did not say another word. The next morning after recovering from the shock of the experience  and explaining everything to my husband, I prayed and ask God why He didn’t say more to me. I did not get a response at that time. I came to the conclusion that God did not speak further because I did not respond to Him. So I made a promise to God that if He ever saw fit to speak to me again, I would most definitely respond. 

So as the light in my room  grew brighter and the whirlwind grew stronger, I struggled to listen for the sound of the Lord’s voice hoping that He would speak to me again – however He did not.

The brilliant light in my bedroom consumed everything, and although I could see nothing around me I could still move around as I lay on my back in my bed. Then out of the corner of my right eye I saw a figure. The bodily figure stood to my right and was even brighter than the brilliant light that had consumed my room. As my eyes focused on the form, I saw it lean over and place its arms under my body. Then I felt my body begin to lift up off the bed.

Within a split second, many thoughts began to flood my mind. I was reminded of a prophecy that was spoken over me, also in 2001, by a woman of God who told me that the Lord had spoken to her about me. She said that He had instructed her to anoint my feet for I would walk on Holy Ground. I also had thoughts of my four-year-old grandson growing up without me. I remembered my son whom I have not seen in over 10 years, my two daughters whom I love dearly as well as the lives of my four sisters. Finally, I remembered the plans my husband and I had made for our future.

Then suddenly, a different thought occurred to me. “What if the Lord is taking me away and I am not able to return.” I then thought to myself, “I am not ready.” So I reached out my left hand to feel for my husband, who was laying next to me, and I grabbed his pajamas. Within an instant after grabbing ahold of my husbands pajamas, everything disappeared. The sound of the whirlwind stopped, the brilliant light vanished and the Angelic vision was gone. I immediately woke up my husband and told him everything that had happened.

Later that morning, after praying to God about my experience, the Lord spoke to my spirit. He explained to me that He allowed me to experience the vision so that I could learn a few things about myself. He wanted me to know that He has called me for a work but, until I am willing to break the ties that are binding me, He would not be able to use me to the extent that He desires.

Jesus said, ” If any man come to Me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yae, and his own life also he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26

Reading and understanding the scripture above in its context, we know that this statement is a metaphor. Jesus, in essence, was saying that we must count the cost of discipleship and be willing to pay it to follow Him. He is also saying that we must also understand that if we desire to be His disciple we must be willing to give up everything for Him. Jesus sacrificed everything He had to give for our salvation. The question He asks His Church is just how much are we willing to give up for Him?

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

TO CHRISTIANS CONCERNING ABORTION IN THE CHURCH

“For you formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being made in secret…” Psalm 139:13-16

For a Christian, the choice of abortion is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose. It is clearly a matter of death to those whom God has made in His image.

It is not for me to enter into a discussion that covers all the different scenarios that one may believe justifies an abortion. It is for me however, to make perfectly clear that the act of abortion is considered murder in God’s eyes, and murder is a sin. Although this may be an accepted practice to man, it is not acceptable to God.

Child of God, we have all made mistakes. We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Whether this was a past mistake or a recent error in judgement, know that God loves you so much that He has made a way out for you. He has made a way for all who are truly repentant and choose to sin no more.

Remember, all unconfessed sin gives the enemy the right to access your life as well as the lives of your family. When  the opportunity presents itself, he will, by all means, take full advantage of that opened door. For his only desire is to kill, steal and destroy us.

Generational curses are also something to be concerned about. These are curses that are passed down from one generation to another due to sin. Child of God, as a Christian, you have the right and the authority to cancel these curses. This is a process called deliverance.

If you have ever had an abortion, encouraged or paid for an abortion, participated in an abortion, performed an abortion or played any part in an abortion, remember that YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

All sin can be forgiven if only you are willing to humble yourself and confess your sin, permanently turn from it and ask the Lord for forgiveness.

DO NOT DELAY. Many people are spending eternity in Hell for sin they are continuing to commit as well as for sin they have never repented for. DO NOT LET THIS BE YOU.

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

VISION: MY ANGELIC VISITATION & THE HIGH COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

Being conformed to the image of God’s son, Jesus Christ, and being transformed into His nature is not for everyone. It does not come without many sacrifices made and high costs being paid. Only those who are truly desperate for a deeper, more powerful relationship with God are willing to go through what weathers, matures and purifies them. Only those who are willing to be stretched to uncommon depths will encounter what lies beyond our imaginations. Only those will have access to life’s most amazing and rewarding experience made available to mankind.

Many are not willing to pay the price that is required for God’s definition of righteousness. The fear of man labeling them a self-righteous, over-religious fanatic is too much for them to bare. Many also fear the supernatural and feel that submerging themselves into the depths of the unknown is far too intimidating for them to fatham.

Mature Christians have discovered that the level of our spiritual gain is based on our degree of fleshly loss. We must be willing to die to self and we must be willing to lose all that we believe gives us life here on this Earth to truly live for Jesus Christ. For anything that does not draw you closer to Him draws you further away from Him and keeps you from experiencing the most amazing, most intimate relationship that is possible to have with God on this side of Heaven.

Child of God, you must know that for you to go deeper with our Lord, you must be willing to reach further beyond the basic Christian requirement of reconciliation with the Father. Allowing God to have His way with you so that He may purge your flesh, your soul and your spirit will hasten your sanctification. And why do you need to go through this? In order to progress in your walk with the Lord, God needs to purge your flesh of sin and carnality. He needs to purge your soul to cleanse your mind of unrighteous thoughts and emotions including your stubborn nature and your false self-assurances. He needs to purge your spirit of self-righteousness and self-sufficiency. All of this is necessary for you to move up to the level of calling that is on your life and so that you will receive all that God has for you.

The Lord was in the process of purging me of a stronghold during the time that I received the following vision. I didn’t realize it at the time and would not have believed it about myself if the Lord had not shown me. What was hindering my growth, as well as my ministry, was my strong attachment to the things of this world that are dear to me. This stronghold was preventing me from walking in the fullness of the call God has on my life.

In 2016, I lay in my bed one night wide awake for I was restless and could not sleep. My husband, who slept through this entire experience, was sound asleep next to me. In the distance, I heard the sound of what I can only describe as a whirlwind. It’s sound became stronger in intensity as it drew closer to me. At the same time a bright light began to envelop the entire room. It started as a small circle of light and began to widen and spread until it consumed the entire bedroom. I could see nothing around me but light. It was brighter than anything I had ever seen. I was not frightened for I immediately knew it had come from the Lord. In fact, I lifted my head up off my pillow and struggled to hear what I hoped wold be His voice through the sound of the wind which was loud and strong.

You see, in the summer of 2001, I heard the Lord audibly call out my first name. I was in bed then too the night that it happened. However, although I knew it was the Lord, (I don’t know how I knew, but I did) I was so frightened that all I could do was shake from fear so I covered my head with my bed sheet and was afraid to respond. That night, the Lord didn’t say anything more to me. He only called out my name. Ever since then, I have always regretted not responding to Him and wondered if that may have been the reason why He didn’t say more. After I recovered from the shock of the experience, I prayed and told the Lord that if He ever saw fit to speak to me again, I promised Him I would respond. So as the light grew brighter and the wind grew stronger and both drew closer to me, I struggled to listen for the sound of the Lord’s voice hoping that He would speak to me again. However, that evening He did not.

The bright light in my bedroom had consumed everything. Although I could see nothing but light, I could still feel myself laying on my back in my bed. Then out of the corner of my right eye, I saw a figure. The figure was in the shape of a human body and was brighter than the light that was in my room. I could not make out any features for all I saw was a brilliantly bright bodily form. As my eyes began to focus on the form, I saw it lean over me to place its arms under my body and I felt my body begin to lift up off the bed.

Within a split second, many thoughts began to go through my mind. I was reminded of a prophecy that was spoken over me also in 2001 – a week or so before I heard the Lord call my name. A woman of God told to me that the Lord had spoken to her about me. She said that He instructed her to annoint my feet for I would walk on Holy Ground. Thoughts of seeing my four-year old grandson, Prince, grow up also came to my mind. As well as thoughts of my son whom I have not seen in over 10 years, my two daughters whom I love dearly and my sisters. Finally, I had thoughts of the plans my husband and I had for our future.

Then, suddenly a different thought occurred to me. “What if the Lord is taking me away and I am not able to return?” Quickly, I thought to myself, “I’m not ready.” So I reached out my left hand to feel for my husband who was laying next to me and I grabbed his pajamas as I was not ready to go. Within an instant after grabbing my husband’s pajamas, everything was gone. The sound of the wind and it became quiet, the bright light disappeared and the Angelic vision left me. I then woke my husband and told him what happened.

Later, after praying to God about my experience, the Lord spoke to my spirit. He explained to me that He allowed me to go through that experience for there was something I needed to understand about myself. He wanted me to know that He has called me for a work, but until I am willing to break the ties that are binding me here on this Earth, He will not be able to use me to the full extent of His plans.

Jesus said, “If any man come to Me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yae, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14:26

Reading and understanding this scripture in its context, we know that this statement is a metaphor. Jesus, in essence, was saying that we must count the cost of discipleship and be willing to pay it. We must also understand that if we desire to be His disciple, we must be willing to give up EVERYTHING. Jesus gave everything He had to give for us. The question He has for His Church is, just how much are we willing to give up for Him?

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

TO CHRISTIANS CONCERNING UNFORGIVENESS IN THE CHURCH

Unforgiveness is like drinking a cup of poison believing it will kill the other person.  “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

God hates unforgiveness. This most commonly committed sin also comes in the form of bitterness, anger, hurt, resentfulness, hatred, grudges, Which of these are you holding on to? Unforgiveness is a self-induced cancer that slowly eats away at the person who is living with it. When you embrace it, it robs you of your peace and your holiness. It places a barrier between you and God which blocks your prayers and blessings. And ultimately, it will rob you of your salvation.

Do you remember the king from Jesus’ parable in Matthew 18:21-35 that forgave an extremely large debt that belonged to a servant that would never have been able to pay it off. Later, that same servant refused to forgive another man a debt that was owed to him. When the king heard of this, he became so angry that he called him a wicked servant and rescinded his forgiveness of the debt that he had formerly extended and the servant was given over to the jailers. Jesus tells us that this is how the Father will respond to us when we, likewise, choose to not forgive others.

When we can truly appreciate the depths of sacrifice Jesus had to go through to extend the gift of forgiveness to us, we should consider it a privilege and an honor for us to extend that same gift to others while also being blessed in the process.

In this evil world full of fallible people, it is almost impossible to get through a day without being hurt or offended by someone. Likewise, it is highly probable that others are being hurt and offended by you. It is a pretty accurate statement to say that you will never have to forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you. So, when others hurt you, use you, abuse you and take advantage of you, what’s a child of God to do? It’s very simple. Obey God and forgive.

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

FOR A TRUE BELIEVER, FIRST COMES REPENTANCE THEN COMES DELIVERANCE

“So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons…” Mark 6: 12-13. For true believers, first comes repentance then comes deliverance.

God’s people are waiting for God to deliver them while God is waiting for His people to repent. If you want to be delivered from the strongholds of sin, from demonic oppression and from evil spirits, you and your life must completely line up with God’s word.

Who wants to be oppressed and in bondage? No one does. And yet every day people walk around suffering from demonic oppression and trapped in bondage to sin. Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” John 8:34

Child of God, there is evil behind every sin and once a sin has been committed, it opens the door to demonic oppression. Sin gives demons authority to access your life as well as the lives of your family. This is called demonic oppression and it can afflict you and your family in many ways such as with illness, poverty, curses, disease, death, etc and even eternal damnation if not stopped in time.

The evil that is attached to sin also has a way of taking hold of a person’s life. This evil can set up destructive habits inside of a person that are very hard to break. This is called demonic possession. Once a demon, or even demons, have taken possession, it can wreak havoc in the lives of you and your family in ways such as alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography, sexual immorality, anger, hatred, bitterness, violence, etc. Freedom from this bondage is possible. However, it can only come through deliverance from a qualified man or woman of God who has been given the authority to cast out demons. And permanent deliverance is only possible for the believer through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

All oppression and possession is subject to verbal repentance made to our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the only One who is able to permanently break these chains. Once a truly repentive heart has confessed their sins and submitted their lives to God, then and only then does he have the capability to resist the devil and cause the devil to flee.

There are many prayers available out there to assist you with your concessions and repentance. However the secret to deliverance is not in the words that you pray, it lies within the heart of the one that speaks. (Luke 6:45)

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

BEING HOLY IS JUST TOO HARD!

Is following Jesus just too hard? Yes, it is not only too hard, it is impossible. But, for Christians who have the Spirit of God resident inside of them, it is not too difficult for God’s power is at work.

There are many who flippantly excuse the sin in their lives. The sad truth is that they also believe God excuses them as well. They say things like: “God knows my heart.” God does not expect me to be perfect.” “I’m only human.” “I can’t be holy for I’m not God.”

If holiness was impossible for us to achieve, God would not have made it a requirement. For the Word telIs us: “Without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14

God is inherently holy and it is true that, in and of ourselves, we are not. However, we can become holy through a true relationship with and obedience to Jesus Christ. This pursuit of holiness begins immediately after we dedicate our lives to Jesus. Upon becoming His born-again followers, God requires us to cultivate a lifestyle of holiness (1 Peter 1:14-16). Then, as we mature spiritually in our walk with Jesus, our ability to obtain and maintain holiness increases.

What does it mean to cultivate a lifestyle of holiness? It means that we willingly go through a process of purging ourselves of all uncleanness from the flesh, the soul and the spirit. In this, our lives begin to outwardly and inwardly reflect an increase of spiritual growth and a decrease of a desire for the things of this world. However, we live in a world surrounded by evil and sin therefore, there is not a one-time fix. In our daily pursuit of holiness, it is necessary for us to continuously confess and forsake sin. As we do this, we perfect our holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1).

Child of God, if you are struggling in the area of holiness, seek God for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. For without Him, holiness which is righteousness in God’s eyes will be impossible for you to achieve. However, be mindful that the Holy Spirit will not dwell inside of an unclean vessel. If there is sin in your life, you must remove that sin and go through the process of repentance and deliverance. As the power of God will not work if there is a barrier between you and the Lord. The good news is that you, as a child of God, have all the tools you need to remove these barriers. Use them. There is no time to waste. You are called to be about the work.

“May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.” I Thessalonians 5:23-24

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

POEM: SIN & FORGIVENESS

My light is taken over and the darkness covers all.

Swollen clouds are hovering as the drops begin to fall.

Dismal skies bring somber eyes and the fullness brings the rain

As sorrows, through a hazy view, stream down my window pane.

 

The rhythm of my heartbeat meets my heavy soul’s release.

A silent storm is raging and it’s pain begins to feast.

Thunder is my anger and it’s lightning strikes my mind.

A binding wind is blowing cold for I’ve failed the test of time.

 

Yet, Your canopy extends to me against an air so bleak.

Your branches touch my weary soul and nudge me on to seek.

In a clearing, I see shelter with a Light that shines within.

Amidst the pour, You’re the open door that forgives me of my sin.

Written by R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

IS YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE?

It is written in Revelations 20:15 that those whose names are not found recorded in the Book of Life will be hurled into the Lake of Fire.

Is your name recorded in the Book of Life? If you are not sure, seek God. He is willing to forgive you of all your sins no matter what you have done. He is the only One who can purify you from all unrighteousness. You only need to seek Him and ask for His forgiveness. You may do this by sincerely praying this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I have sinned against You. I repent of and permanently turn away from all of my sins. Please forgive me and free me from all evil and wickedness. Loose me from all curses. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and write my name in The Book of Life. Lord Jesus, I am asking that You dwell in my life forever and seal me with Your Holy Spirit. It is in Your name that I pray this prayer. Amen.

CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD

The Word of God is like a captive lion. It must be released for it to operate in the fullness of its power and it is only then that you see it is perfectly capable of defending itself against anything and anyone.

God’s Word is not just a book full of inspirational characters and stories. God’s Word is true and alive. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

Child of God, truly the words you speak forth (and even think) have the ability to curse you and hold you captive or it can release the power of God in your life. Most people speak careless words of failure and fear not realizing that they are doing themselves and others harm. There are spiritual laws that God has put into place that govern the universe. When you work against these laws, they will work against you. There is power released in the spiritual realm everytime we open our mouths and speak.

When you speak negative words concerning yourself, your life, your family, your loved ones, your job and even your financial situation, you are speaking the words of the enemy. When you do this, you are giving the enemy a legal right to step into and operate within your life. They then have the right to make sure that you have what you say.

On the other hand, when you speak forth life-giving Words of God, angels rush to fulfil them. When you speak words that are contrary to the Words of God, you are binding the angels from moving on your behalf. Saying words like “Nothing ever works out for me” or  “I never have any money” or “I am so stupid” hinders angels from doing what they were created to do which is to serve you, the true follower of Jesus Christ.

God wants to bless every area of your life but, there are principles that must be adhered to before He is able to do so. When you choose to operate within these principles, you are essentially choosing life over death, prosperity over poverty and health over sickness. This is not just an exercise of positive thinking. This is a true demonstration of how to activate and release God’s power into your life. If your situation does not reflect God’s best, it is better to say nothing until you see a change manifest than it is to speak negative words that will continue to bind and curse you as well as others.

What are these life-changing principles? At the top of the list, I must stress that holiness, obedience, purity of heart and commitment to Jesus Christ is a prerequisite for all power and authority over the enemy. You must listen to and obey God’s every word. Honor God with your life through every decision you make. Learn God’s Word for yourself by reading your Bible. Agree with all that God says about you and your circumstances. Always speak forth God’s Word concerning those circumstances, regardless of what you see. Be patient and wait on God and watch your life transform and begin to line up with God’s good and perfect will.

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?

“Now I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth, for the first Earth and the first Heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from Heaven saying, “Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN for former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:1-5

What was shown to John is destined to come to past when the old Earth gives way to the new after Jesus’ second coming. As scripture states, in that New Place, there will be no more pain for there will be no more death, there will be no more sorrow and there will be no more crying for the old things will have passed away.

What are the old things that will pass away? The sin and the evil that is in this world. But this blissful event will happen only when ALL things have become new and are fully submitted to God such as it will be in the New World that is to come.

This New Place that will consist of an unimaginable peace and joy clearly does not describe the current world we live in today. For clearly this world, and the people who live in it, do not fully submit to God. Therefore the influence of evil and the effects of sin will continue to run rampant.

Is it really God’s fault that good people go through bad things? Let’s think about this question. Do you allow God to control everything you do? I would guess not. Have you made decisions that you knew were going to negatively affect others? Of course you have. Multiply that times the amount of people that are in this world and imagine the worst case scenario. What you have as the result is the world that we live in. We are not puppets and God is not a master puppeteer operating all of our strings from Heaven to His liking. He has given us free will to make our own decisions – even if they are completely devoid of Him. This is where our problems originate.

If God really was the culprit, the new world – that will be completely submitted to God along with all the good people living within it – would also be a place full of pain and all of its causes but scripture clearly states that It will be absent of all these things. The truth is that it is not God’s fault that we experience the pain that we do here on this Earth, it is the fault of the people. It is the evil that resides in their hearts and the sinful actions that are birthed from that evil that causes all of the suffering we experience.

As long as we live on this Earth, we will all be subjected to pain for here lives the fallible and imperfect and it is the fallible and imperfect that fall prey to evil and sin. The only escape we have from it all is through the hope we have in Jesus Christ. He is the only One who is worthy of our praise. He is the only One who loves us unconditionally. He is the only One whose promises are never broken. He is the only One guaranteed to never disappoint us. He is the only One and only those who truly follow Him today will be able to follow Him tomorrow into the glorious new after the old has passed away. Only then will we experience NO MORE PAIN.

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

DREAM: THE VISION OF IMMINENT

May 14th 2017, the Lord gave me a dream of warning to share with His people. Five days later, on the evening of May 18th, 2017, the Lord gave me yet another dream of warning…

In this dream, God showed me one word. It was the word IMMINENT.

IMMINENT means ‘impending,’ ‘about to happen’ and ‘close at hand.’ No man knows the day or the hour of Jesus’ return. Yet, in His extravagant love for us, God is warning us that time is winding down and drawing near so that we will have no excuse when our time comes to go before Him for judgment. How much time do we have? That has not been revealed.

Child of God, do not take His graciousness for granted for although He is a loving and patient God, He is also an all-consuming fire whose wrath you do not want to come up against. At any moment, God could call you home. Then, it will be too late. So why wait any longer? Confess your sins and repent. Appeal to God’s merciful nature while you can.

Messages of warnings from the Lord are becoming more and more frequent. You would be wise to heed these warnings now. God will only speak for a time. When that time is exhausted, He will cease speaking and turn away from those who refuse to listen. He will turn His face from these lost sinners and for them, hope will be no more.

The time has come that judgment will soon begin at the house of God and if it begins with us, woe to those who do not obey the gospel of God. 1 Peter 4:17

This message was meant for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

DREAM: A WARNING TO GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER!

On May 13th, the Lord gave me a dream… God is reaching out to His people in these last days. Messages such as does given through dreams and visions seen by His Prophets, He is preparing and warning the Church body of Jesus’ imminent return.

In this dream, I saw myself managing a multi-family community. In the community, there were many buildings. In each building were two single-story apartments on the left – one on the top-level and the other on the lower-level – and one two-story townhouse on the right. I saw myself going from building to building examining the front doors and the back patios of each apartment and townhouse looking for trash and debris. At those dwellings, I left a notice that included a warning. The warning informed the people who live there that I would be returning soon but on an unspecified date. The warning also informed them that when I returned, I would be imposing a penalty on those choosing to remain in violation. This penalty would include an extremely heavy fine.

Some of the people were obedient and heeded the warning by cleaning up their dwelling place. Some were complacent not thinking it important and did nothing. Others were angry and wanted to know why they couldn’t do exactly what they wanted for it was their life and they felt they should be able to live it exactly the way they chose. I explained to them that they would not live in this place forever. I told them that eventually they would want to move on to an amazing brand New Place. I further explained that when that time came, this New Place would call on me for a reference. The reference I would give them would speak on their behalf. I continued to explain that their compliance in this place will determine the type of reference I gave. I made it clear that at that time, if they received a good reference from me, they would be approved for the New Place and only then would they be able to enter into it. If they received a bad reference on the other hand, they would be rejected and denied entry into the amazing New Place. Furthermore, they would be forced to live in a horrible place that was not fit for any person to live in. I then awoke from this dream.

In this dream, God showed me that I was representing Jesus, the Master Property Manager. The buildings in this dream represented all the places in the world. The apartments and townhouses represented three categories of people. The lower-level apartments represented those who are considered the least in this world. The upper-level apartments represented those who are considered just above the least in this world. The two-story townhouses represented those who have done well in this world. Each dwelling place represented a life and the front doors to each dwelling place represented everything about our life that is visibly seen by others. The back patios at each dwelling place represented everything about our life that we try to hide from others – even though nothing is hidden from God. Jesus has access to it all.

In this dream, it was clear that the Lord is no respecter of persons for it showed everyone being grouped together in one place and expected to live according to the same rules. No one was allowed preferential treatment. Everyone was judged exactly the same. The trash and debris in this dream represented the sin and disobedience in our lives. We know that the penalty for sin and disobedience is death which is, indeed, a heavy price to pay. Only a few will be approved while many will be rejected from entering into the amazing New Place, which is God’s Heavenly Kingdom, for many will reject the Master Property Manager, who is Jesus Christ, and His word. However, these people WILL gain acceptance and entrance into a different place – a horrible place called Hell.

Child of God, are you violating God’s word? Is your life still cluttered with sin and disobedience? Will you receive a good reference from Jesus or a bad one? Will you be approved or rejected from entering into the amazing New Place? Do uou know where you will go when you leave this place?

This message is for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

CHRISTIAN YOUTH = SATAN’S #1 TARGET

Allow me to be quite frank here: All Hell has broken loose and its aim is at your children. Now, what are you going to do about it?

As you must know, Satan is the temporary god of this world. Therefore, you can believe that he has his hand in everything concerning it. Your focus may be on many things in this life however, you must know that Satan’s focus is unrelenting and is on one thing and one thing only: How to kill, steal and destroy – this especially applies to our children. If the enemy is after your children, where do you think he orchestrates his plans of deception and corruption? Let’s talk about this.

THE ATTACK

Of course you are aware of the many traps he sets in this world to ensnare our youth using drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality, right? Well, are you aware of the enemy’s control over the media? Do you know that Hollywood (with all of its acclaimed indoctrination into every form of witchcraft and the occult), and everyone involved in it, are all puppets in the enemy’s hand? How about the music industry with all its demonic curses and satanic rituals? Are you aware of this? And then there are the industries of advertising,  fashion and pornography. You have to know that these industries thrive on the exploitation of our youth. And let’s not forget the video games – do we really need to go there? Oh, and let me throw one into the loop that you might not be aware of – or maybe you are. Can everyone say (so-called) secret societies i.e. the Masons and the Illuminati? What about the generational curses that have been passed down to the children as the result of their parents’ (and their parents before them, etc.) association with these affiliations? How about your children’s education? I’ll bet you weren’t aware that Satan also goes to school – or maybe you are. Let’s just pause right here for a moment.

You know that our schools today are programming our children to believe and accept everything that goes against the word of God, right? I am sure that this is no surprise to you. Of course this includes teachings such as false theories of evolution, the acceptance of gender changing and the embracing of the homosexual agenda – just to name a few. But are you aware that the educators that are teaching your children are now permitting Satanic education and allowing Satanic clubs into the schools? Hmmm, maybe you weren’t aware of that one. SATAN IS TRYING TO DESTROY YOUR CHILDREN – no holds barred. His intent is to leave nothing to chance.

Child of God, how are you going to counteract this attack? Now, that I have your attention, let’s talk about that.

THE COUNTER-ATTACK

The Bible tells us that we (the children of God) are to be in the world but not of the world. So, we are not expected to live in a bubble or hide under a rock. However, we are expected to walk in the authority that’s been given to us by the power we have in Jesus Christ. Are you doing that? Let’s talk some more.

First and foremost, you must PRAY for your children every day – if not multiple times throughout the day because they need it. Then, you must take everything you know (and possibly don’t know) about spiritual warfare very seriously. For the fight that is upon us is truly a matter of life and death – especially where your children are concerned. What’s next? Okay, let’s talk about something else you may not take very seriously – your WORDS.

I know you have heard this said plenty of times before but now, I really want you to listen. THERE IS POWER IN THE WORDS THAT WE SPEAK. Be careful about what you say to your children and be careful about what you think about your children. For as soon as your words leave your mouth, something happens in the spiritual realm. Now, just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If you speak negative, hurtful words to your children, you are speaking curses over your children. When you do this, you open a door for the demonic to come into the life of your child. This gives authority to the demons and they take those words and run with them, using them against your child in every way they possibly can. Think about it. We all know people who continue to struggle with something that was said to them, as a child, by someone who was in authority over them? Maybe this is you.

Likewise, the same thing happens when you speak positive, encouraging words to your children. Only now, you have spoken words that bless your child and IF you have the authority of Jesus Christ – and you MUST be in good standing with Him for this to work God will honor what you say. When you walk in His authority, you can actually operate in a principle called binding and loosing: “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 18:18 – and God will honor what you say. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather speak blessings over my children than curses. The good news is now that you know this, IF you are operating under the authority of Jesus Christ, you can break these curses – both off of yourself as well as your children.

Now for the fun part. You (as a child of God) must cover your children in your home by practicing godly parenting. Parents, DO NOT leave biblical teaching and the training up of your children to the schools and the churches. You must take responsibility for instilling an uncompromising biblical mindset – even as early as in the womb and most definitely from birth. So, how do you enforce Christian parenting?

I’m so glad you asked…

  • Commit your life to Jesus Christ.
  • You must put God first in your own life before you can require it of your child. Then live it, don’t just talk it.
  • Show your children how to live in ‘pursuit of holiness’ and set an example for them to live by.
  • Don’t compromise – even in the small things. For your child is watching everything you do.
  • Commit to a godly marriage and choose your dates (which will lead to your mate) accordingly.
  • Nurture your children in a godly household, i.e. be mindful of what is entering their ear-gate as well as their eye-gate. Also be mindful of the people you allow them to interact with. You can’t control what goes on in the world but you can control what goes on in your home.
  • Train your child up in the way they should go by teaching them the words of the Bible. (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Encourage an intimate relationship with Jesus by sharing your testimony with your children.
  • Teach your children to pray – about everything.
  • Don’t be afraid to engage them in dialogues of real truth concerning everything. Truth is not subjective. Truth is absolute – and according to the word of God.
  • Teach them to make independent decisions based on the word of God. Walking this walk is not for the faint of heart. It can be a lonely journey at times. If your child buys in to group-think, they will never make it. For what they, themselves believe WILL be challenged.
  • Lovingly and consistently discipline your children.
  • Forgive your children when they fall and when they fail – for they most definitely will.
  • Love your children unconditionally – always.
  • Bathe your children daily in prayer.

The Lord holds you, the parent, responsible for giving proper instruction to your child. You will be held responsible until your child reaches the age of accountability. When will that be, you may ask? Only God knows for sure. However, we do know that this age is determined by the child’s ability to truly distinguish the difference between what is right and what is wrong. If you are wondering if children can go to Hell, the answer is YES. Now that you have been warned, what are you going to do?

The Lord has been impressing upon me for a time to continuously pray for the children. I invite you to join me in this, for the life of your child may depend on it.

In all things, to God be the glory.

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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.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

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This is truly an unconditional Love. This Love is an every day kind of Love, an every night kind of Love, an every moment kind of Love, always… This Love never leaves you all alone and never forgets its own. This Love takes you in and lifts you up… This Love opens your eyes, opens your ears, opens your arms, opens your heart… This Love walks with you, talks with you, always wants to be with you… This Love doesn’t see your past, He forgives it and He forgets it… This Love can open any door, casts out darkness, cancels fear, helps you forgive, gives you peace and lifts your head… In this love, He gives you faith, gives you hope, takes you in and lifts you up above it all so you can fear no more, so you can run real fast, so you can stand real firm, so you can be real strong, so you can hurt no more, so you can feel His joy! This Love rules the wind, this Love rules the waves, this Love rules the world!

There is true freedom in this Love for there is no shame this Love can’t take, there is no chain this Love can’t break. This Love is oh so sweet. This Love is oh so Jesus. Oh, if you could only truly know Him. Come taste and see…

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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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

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!