Stop Fighting and Start Praising

After listening to a sermon a few weeks ago, I realized there is an improper operation of God’s Word. Let me explain. I have heard people say they’ve been fighting the Devil, the Devil is busy, and the Devil is on me to name a few. Now granted this can be true, however, these things should not be our focus.

First the Bible says, “Exodus 14:14 (KJV)  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” This right here informs me that when trying times come our way, we are not to run our mouth regularly about what the enemy is doing, we are to stand still and know that He is God. We stand still by seeking His face, and standing on his word.

In 2 Chronicles 20 three enemies came against Jehoshaphat and he sought the Lord and proclaimed a fast. In the last part of verse 15 the Lord spoke and said, “the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

The Lord defends those who seek Him, and walk upright before Him. Many afflictions are of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver us out of them all. This lets me know that within ourselves we do not have the capacity to defeat a spritual enemy, but through Christ we can do ALL things, and we are more than conquerers through HIM!

This brings me to my closing point. In the 21st to the 24th verse of 2 Chronicles 20 we see that Jehoshaphat appointed singers to praise the beauty of holiness and to go before the army and to Praise the Lord for his mercy endureth forever. In verse 22 the scripture says that as they began to sing and praise, the Lord set up ambushments, and in the end of verse 23 the scripture says that they (their enemies) destroyed one another.

There are many places in the Bible that speaks of us Praising God will destroy your enemy (Jericho). We are not to fight the enemy, the only fight we are to have is the good fight of faith. We do this by standing on God’s Word, declaring it in our situation, and waiting for it to be manifested in our lives.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (KJV)  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Stop fighting and start praising. Praise should always be our weapon of choice because praise destroys our enemy. Praise the Lord in the midst of your testing time and allow the Lord to give you the victory and the spoils of your enemy. Until next time, Be Blessed!

I AM Is Here

There are things in life that paralyze us from moving forward in our walk with God. To be paralyzed is to be in a state of powerlessness, and not being able to move. Life may have paralyzed you in such a way that you have stopped going after your dreams, and even the LORD. Allow yourself to be place before Jesus, so you can be made whole.

 

 

Shake Back

There comes a time in our Christian walk where we must go through trials, and those trials will allow us to embrace the depths of who Christ really is in our lives. The Lord said in Luke 22:31-32, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Allow these trials to convert you so you can shake back and strengthen the brethren

Whatever You ask in Prayer, Believe…….

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24

When you pray:

(1) Use your faith: William ward says: ” We stamp and address an envelope and send it on its way with complete confidence that it will reach its destination. Yet we wonder, and even doubt if our prayers will be heard by an ever present, ever loving God.” Wrap your prayer in expectation. God doesn’t respond to your need, He responds to your faith.

(2) Don’t worry about using the right words: Jesus said of the Pharisees, “They think they will be heard because of their many words” (Matthew 6:7). Ever heard the lawyer’s version of “Give us this day our daily bread?” (Matthew 6:11). “We respectfully petition, request and entreat that a due and adequate provision be made, this day and date first above and inscribed, for the satisfying of the petitioners’ nutritional requirements, and for the organizing of such methods of allocation and distribution as many deemed necessary and proper, to assume the reception by and for said petitioners of such quantity of cereal products (hereinafter and herein called bread), and shall in the judgment of the aforesaid petitioners constitute a sufficient amount.” THAT’S EIGHTY WORDS!!! Jesus used only seven! Sometimes the most effective prayer is brief and to the point.

(3) Be specific: Jesus said, “You will be given whatever you ask for in my name” (John 16:23). The great things about being specific is that whenever God answers, you know it. the loved one you prayed for got saved. The sickness got healed. The more specific you are, the more alert you’ll be for answers-which means you can be more specific with your thanks to God.

 

Taken from The Word for you Today: Saturday November 15, 2014

Credit Score

An interesting topic came up one night while I was attending bible study, and it really caused me to ponder. When the Lord tells us to go out and make a major purchase, are we concerned about our credit report, and how much money we have or do not have in the bank? Usually when the Lord speaks to my spirit about something, I will begin to mention to the Lord about how I can’t afford it, and how the banks / loan company will check my credit score, or that I do not have the money saved for that, and blah, blah, blah. All of these things the Lord is aware of, but HE is testing our trust and faith in HIM. We can quote “a cattle on a thousand hills belong to our God.” “Whatever we ask in HIS name, we shall receive.” “He has given us power to get wealth,” and all of these good scripture, but how firm do we hold fast to the word when we are put to the test?

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying to do anything that the Lord has not instructed you to do because HIS blessings make you rich, and does not add any sorrow. The blessings are only in what the Lord has spoken over your life, and what we have submitted ourselves to concerning HIS will for our lives. We are not in the business of tempting the Lord, so make sure that as you are walking by faith, that the lord is ordering your steps. What I am saying is that if the Lord said it, and you know it is HIS voice, then why do we allow the confinements of the world’s system, and our lack of belief to stop us!?

I know that we shouldn’t just jump out on a whim and do something, but if God said it, then honey get out there and do what the Lord has said because he has already touched the kings heart to give you everything that you need like he touched King Artaxerxes heart to give Nehemiah everything that he needed to do the work of the Lord.

So the question lies….Who’s report will you believe?
Experian, Equifax, TranUnion, or Christ?