“These are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel” Judges 3 Are you being tested?

“these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel” Judges 3

When I read this  verse in Judges, I thought NO! That’s horrible, no more testing! They need a break, but wait….  He did this to teach warfare to generations of Israelites who had no experience in battle. In  the wilderness, the tests and trials they experienced were to refine them, to humble them, to know what was in their heart, to see if they loved the Lord with all their heart and whether they would keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 8:2  Deuteronomy 13:3Judges 2:22

The people of Israel finally reached their promised land after wandering for 40 years but God did not destroy all their enemies.  The Lord left Israel’s enemies so that they might be tested. I couldn’t believe it when I read it, why!? They experienced plagues, death, sword, leprosy, sickness, they even saw those who rebelled be swallowed up by the ground. Finally – they reached the promise land, the promise given to Abraham but their testing and proving still was not completed. You’d think, phew! Finally! They made it, but they were still not at their final destination, they needed more testing in order teach the next generation.

 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.  Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.1 Peter 4:12-13

HE RIDES ACROSS THE HEAVENS TO HELP YOU

Even in all Israel’s trials, God always wanted them to know how much He loved them. This same truth is for you today, He wants you to know that He loves you and He has always loved you. His thoughts for you outnumber the sands on  the shore, He loves you with an everlasting love. Isaiah 40:30 tells us that those who wait on the Lord (that means to reach out to Him/trust) will renew their strength, mount with eagle wings, run and not be weary, walk and not be faint. He is your source of strength. Reach out to Him. “ Indeed He loves His people, His holy ones are in His hands” Dt 33:3 and also “He will never leave you nor forsake you” Dt 31:8. Jesus said “and lo, I am with your always, even until the end of this age”

 Who rides the heavens to help you,And in His excellency on the clouds Dt 33

  To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.ps 68:33

Even though the people of Israel endured many trials and still had much more ahead, they knew the Lord was with them. We know the Lord doesn’t change, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He still rides the heavens to help you.  Every time the people cried out to the Lord, He came to help them.  They cried out to the Lord 50X

We, like the Israelites in the wilderness, look forward to our heavenly country 

Hebrews 11:10, 13-16 :  Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God……. All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.14 Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. 15 If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. 16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

As I read the verse above, I wonder if the walk of the Israelites through the wilderness to the promised land represents our walk on this earth as we journey to our promised land. Just as Israel reached their promised land, so we have received our promise but our enemies are still here – just as they were with Israel. Jesus defeated death, He made a way for us but we still have much work do to. We are told we wage an invisible war, we are soldiers of the cross not to be entangled with the things of this world.  We embrace these promises as we walk as strangers and pilgrims on this earth.We, like the Israelites, are headed to the promise, our heavenly country. We, like them, will die in faith seeing this promise afar off. We don’t see the heavens, we don’t see eternity just as Israel didn’t see the promise, but they knew it was ahead- it was in their heart. We know that there is a heavenly country ahead that we journey to also. Maybe the walk of the Israelites is symbolic of our walk today.  Yet, we are also told that as we walk here, we are citizens with the saints and members of the household of God because of Christ Jesus.  Even on this journey, the Lord is with us just as He was with Israel as they walked. (Eph 2:19)

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,  having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.1 Peter 1:11-12

In Ecclesiastics 3, King Solomon wrote that everything has it’s time

 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

 

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How do we handle life during seasons of testing?

  1. Cry out to Him
  2. Patiently Endure
  3. Reach out to Him and He will help you Isaiah
  4. Don’t give up
  5. Put on the Armor of God- we don’t fight flesh and blood, but the unseen
  6. Rejoice and Count it all Joy (it develops great endurance)

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and then there are other times when God brings peace and lets you rest for a while. It’s good to know that in whatever circumstance you are in, God is always there for you. Have you cried out to Him? Are you too overwhelmed to pray? Ask someone for prayer to help you though this time.  Romans 5:3-5 tells us to rejoice in our trials, because it is during these times that we change. James 1:12-15 promises God’s blessing on those who patiently endure testing and temptation.

 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.  And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-4

 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:12-15

The testing of our faith produces patience and this testing refines us as silver is refined or gold is tested.

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  •  Revelation 2:10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
  • Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
  • 1 Peter 1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  • James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
  • Psalm 11:4 The Lord is in His holy temple, The Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
  • Psalm 11:5 The Lord tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
  • Psalm 17:3 You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
  • Psalm 66:10 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
  • Zechariah 13:9I will bring the one–third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
  •   In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.  We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.  We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. 2 cor 6
  • James 5:11 We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy

 

 The great men and women in the bible had to go through testing and trials. Consider Joseph, Job, Abraham, Joshua, Moses, David, Jeremiah, the prophets, Jesus, Paul, Esther, Gideon, Elijah and many more. Every great man and woman of God endured trials.

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Deuteronomy 1-12 & You must not call on the name of any other god, do not even speak their names.

I’m reading through Deuteronomy and selected a verse/s from each chapter that really caught my attention:

 

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  1. 1:17b Don’t be afraid of anyone’s anger, for the decision you make is God’s decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them. This verse was for the judges. They were not to judge based on appearances, wealth or anything other than what was  right and wrong before God. Seek counsel from the Lord always. Even if others don’t agree with you, you are instructed not to be afraid of anyone’s anger or  countenance.
  2. 2:2a “Then at last the Lord said to me,  ‘You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough….. That’s it! It’s time to live in obedience. Time to stop rebelling, complaining and running to other gods and/or man for our our needs. Time to stop wandering and walk in step with the Holy Spirit, walking with the Lord.
  3. 3:22 Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’  How awesome is that? The Lord our God fights for us. It’s interesting that throughout the bible, we are repeatedly told not to worry or be afraid. We can always trust in the Lord. I remember the verse “and lo, I am with you always, even until the end of this age”
  4. 4:29a if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Am I searching for the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind? What can I change and does anything stand in the way? Read His word daily and read to my children.4:39-40 “So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.”   If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children….The Lord is in heaven AND earth. If I live a right life pleasing to the Lord, He promises to bless my children. That’s is a great promise!
  5. 5:28b-29” I have heard what the people said to you, and they are right.  Oh, that they would always have hearts like this, that they might fear me and obey all my commands! If they did, they and their descendants would prosper forever.” The Lord wants to have a relationship with us, He wants us to have a heart that loves Him. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son, His love for us is evident every day – in good times and bad. God promises us prosperity, I believe the Lord wants the best for my children, making what is impossible for man, possible before God. I know the Lord has good plans for my children.
  6. 6:2525 For we will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands theLord our God has given us.’  Our faith counts us righteous before the Lord, just as Abrahams faith counted Him righteous because of his faith. It is because of Jesus Christ, the righteous servant, who made it possible for me to be counted right because He bore all my sins. That is truly amazing, humbling and awesome!
  • Romans 4:5 But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
  • Isaiah 53:11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.
  1. 7:26 Do not bring any detestable objects into your home, for then you will be destroyed, just like them. You must utterly detest such things, for they are set apart for destruction. This reminds me of a dream my daughter had 2 weeks about the Disney Frozen movie. She dreamt she was sitting in her room and Frozen book was on her bed and she had a necklace with a locket. She was putting olaf, the snowman, in the little locket she had. Suddenly she heard a voice and she said she immediately knew it was God. God said to get the Frozen book off her bed and get rid of that necklace. Take what you want from that, but it moved me to get everything Frozen related out of the house. I never liked olaf to begin with, he always scared me but everyone said he was so cute..so after this dream my daughter had, everyone agreed to get rid of everything. I didn’t know my youngest had a magic frozen game in her either, so time to clean house. Something is wrong with the minion movie too and peter pan – and all of them, I’m sure. I had a super spooky dream/vision of peter pan when I was little and never forgot it. I am pretty sure I was wide awake and saw it, but I was a kid so who knows. I remember being awake and afraid to move because he might see that I was awake and kill me, anywho enough of dreams, maybe it’s nothing but it still spooks me out.** oh and while I’m on the subject, I woke up signing uptown funk by bruno mars one morning. I usually wake up with a praise song, but this morning I was waking up singing it in my head and what is odd is the lyrics (its a part of the song where the lyrics aren’t real clear) were chanting “demons inside of us” over and over to beat. I thought that was really strange -strange enough to where I won’t listen to that song anymore.
  1. 8:3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. – Jesus said that! In the desert when He was tempted… wait I just read something else this morning on food..proverbs 13:24-25  The righteous eats to satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in vain….. If that doesn’t make you stop overeating, I don’t know what will.
  1. 9:23  Lord sent you out with this command: ‘Go up and take over the land I have given you.’ But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God and refused to put your trust in him or obey him.  Yes, you have been rebelling against the Lord as long as I have known you. Do you know what this says to me? Get up! Go! Move! Trust in the Lord and SEEK His counsel in all you do (Johsua 9:14)
  1. 10:17-22  For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.  He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.  You must fear the Lord your God and worship him and cling to him. Your oaths must be in his name alone.  He alone is your God, the only one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done these mighty miracles that you have seen with your own eyes.  – God show’s no partiality, and we are to do the same to others.
  • Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality 
  • Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.
  • Ephesians 6:9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
  • Colossians 3:25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality 
  • 1 Timothy 5:21I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality
  • James 2:9but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
  • James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
  • 1 Peter 1:17And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay herein fear 
  1. Deut 11:18-21 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.– BE committed- Set your face like flint to do His will, and know we will not be ashamed
  • Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
  • Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven

12.    12:30 Do not fall into the trap of following their (other nation and religion’s) customs and worshiping their gods. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations worship their gods? I want to follow their example.’ You must not worship the Lord your God the way the other nations worship their gods,

  • Pay close attention to all my instructions. You must not call on the name of any other god Do not even speak their names.

Not only are we not to inquire of the ways other nations worship their gods, we are not to speak the name of them. I wonder if studying the other religions, like when my daughter spent all year in History class studying the greek gods and goddesses (required class) along with their perversions. Maybe it seems likes nothing , but when you look at it as God looks at it, I think He sees that as detestable. Consider also the names of gods we use and speak and don’t realize it. Maybe calling out their name brings them into your life? The names in stories, movies, and tv shows – many are the names of the ancient gods and goddesses worshiped. The Lord makes it clear we are not to call out their name or even speak their name. Think about that and look over the lives of the youth around you – video games, books, movies, shows, they are full of the names of gods we are not to speak. Don’t call  their names. Time to go back to # 7 and get rid of every detestable thing in our houses.

Peace, I need to clean house and maybe my last post. Amen.

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Cern : The New Tower of Babel, what you need to know

 Why Tower of Babel?

In Genesis 11, the people spoke the same language and the Lord said, they are united and speak the same language, now nothing they set out to do will be impossible. Today, Cern created the world wide web ,uniting people under one language again. Cern created www as a way for scientists to communicate with each other. The people of Babel wanted  to reach into the sky with their tower- or reach into the heaven. Cern also is attempting to reach into the heavens, a new dimension, in their words they are trying to “pierce the veil”. I wonder and I’m starting to believe that the people at the Tower of Babel were doing more than just building a really tall building like I’ve been taught in Sunday school . I believe they may have been trying to enter the heavens or another dimension just like Cern is trying to do. According to what I’ve read about Cern, their discoveries can lead to a dangerous release of dark matter/antimatter which is dangerous and can create confusion and chaos if it is not controlled. At present, they cannot control or contain antimatter. Here we have our third similarity with Babel- the possibility of confusion and chaos released once this veil has been pierced – into the heavenlies just as there was confusion at the Tower of Babel. Also , the Tower of Babel was the tallest building made and now CERN has made the largest machine ever made.

4-11-15 update: History channel has a show called ancient aliens and one specific series called God particle goes into detail about cern and the science, philosophy and the religion behind this. It is interesting that this study of the finding this God particle or higgs boson dates back to 5000 years ago where ancient hindu writings describe the exact study they are doing now, this knowledge was from the hindu god who today stands outside of cern. I won’t say the name, starts with sh. and it’s got extra arms. So this may be extra proof that this is what they were doing at the tower of babel- if this study was going on 5000 years ago. Einstein and other great scientists also studied these ancient hindu texts…..I think this is a link to the show God particle Ancient Aliens on disclose.tv

. Read Genesis 11:1-9 Tower of Babel

WHAT IS CERN???????

I know some are already aware of Cern and have been watching what is going on, but for the rest of you (like me), I want tell you a little about Cern.  Before I do, I want you to know that I only found out about Cern by questioning 2 dreams I had;  2 dreams and 1 vision. Recently, out of curiosity, I looked to see if any of what I saw in my dream was true and I discovered 2 things I didn’t know existed: 1- Nowruz and 2- Cern Cern is new to me, I’ve spent hours researching and reading books but I’ve only scratched the surface.

  • Cern is credited as the creator/implementer of the World Wide Web, I read that it was created as way of helping scientists communicate with each other
  • Cern is located in Switzerland and France. I have heard that they live under their own rules and are neither governed by France or Switzerland.
  • Cern is basically a well funded physics lab, but some say that below the surface that we see, there is a cult or cultish religion behind it.
  • Cern is trying to find the “God Particle” or hmmm, how shall I define this? It’s the particle that existed before the big bang, black matter, void and formless darkness
  • Cern started in 1954
  • Cern hopes to find a parallel universe with the LHC (large Hadron Collider)
  • The LHC is capable of creating black holes or worm holes and can swallow the entire earth up – but no worries because they said the chance of that is small and they are hoping to create a small one
  • Cern wants to find the glue that holds the universe together and find it in its original state- God particle- antimatter, discovered back in 1955
  • Cern is funded and backed up by the United Nations and many other Nations. US donated $536Million to cern back in 1997
  • Cern has created the largest man made machine called the LHC- Large Hadron Collider (colliding protons) . It is located 300 feet underground ( some sites say up to 500ft underground) and it runs 17 miles in a circular built tube. There are 2 major machines and then tubing, all underground
  • In the LHC, they make protons travel at almost the speed of light in opposite directions so they crash into each other. They have found that when this occurs, the blast creates new particles undiscovered. They exist for such a short span of time, a fraction of a second, that they haven’t succeded fully in their quest.
  • There are a few nay sayers and say Cern is just taking money, that this, under laws of physics cannot possibly be credible. There are very few naysayers based on physics, either that or they are silenced.
  • Dark Matter is a big issue in the process of finding the God particle. According to what I’ve seen, read and heard, this dark matter can be very dangerous and some believe it can actually bring in demonic forces. Paul Begley did a show on Cern and dark matter that explains that more thoroughly.
  • Cern also knows the chance of creating a worm hole or new portal while in this process of trying to find this new particle.
  • Steven Hawkins (a great physicist)  is against this new search and believes it could destroy the universe in one day livescience.com Hawkins higgs boson universe doomsday
  • They are trying to “pierce the veil” if they can pierce into this new particle, they believe they can not only find the God particle but possible enter a new dimension or bring another dimension here.
  • Matter v. antimatter- with matter, there is control but with antimatter, there is no control – this antimatter is what they are searching for. It is powerful, dangerous, hostile, dark matter and not visible to the eye, it has the power of 4 atomic bombs – or so I’ve heard according to interviewee Mike on Paul Begley
  • 1 gram of anti matter can destroy a continent and Cern has been trying to figure out how to control it
  • Some believe that demonic spirits live in this dark matter
  • I’ve heard and read that Steve Hawkins is absolutely against this and has told Cern to stop because he believes it can change the psyche of people
  • Cern is trying to enter another dimension of darkness in searching for the God particle

 

 

Image result for cern logoNotice the Cern logo shows 666. Some argue that this is not true, but rather a picture of tubing the protons that run thought in the LHC. This is only partly true because the protons go through small hoops, going in from one side and then out from the othter. If you notice in logo, the loop in the background has no tubing coming out the other side. If a proton ran through that loop, it would never make it out. The other loop partly looks like one of the loops but it has two tubes coming out of one area and that is not evident in the LHC. So it’s obviously 666 and not two loops in the LHC.

This is a picture of the Large Hadron Collider located 300 feet underground and the circle runs 17 miles.

Another pic of the LHC
Okay, there’s so much more but I’ll stop here on Cern facts because I can go on and on. When I first started reading about Cern , their theories, Higgs boson, accelerators, protons, light particles, dark matter, antimatter, forces, quarks, stranglets, worm holes, dimensions – it sounded so interesting – it’s like watching a sci-fi movie but I know there is a warning on whatever is going on there.

These are the 2 dreams and 1 vision, that upon researching, led me to discover Cern (and Nowruz). I know they all tie in together and there is much more to Cern than is being revealed.  First, the Cern dance in their video is the same dance I saw in my dream called the phoenix dance ( in my dream). Also in both dream there was some kind of terrifying control almost non human over all the land. In the first dream we had to (at work) dance a required phoenix dance and song and in my second dream of Nowruz, I found that the phoenix is the original symbol of the Zoroastrian religion , the origins of Nowruz new year. The Staircase I saw in dream 2 of Nowruz is the same staircase of nations from the Zoroastrian religion, it symbolizes a future time when all the leaders of all the nations come together as one bringing gifts to their One leader, who they call the king of kings In video, the dance the workers are doing is what I saw in my dream: Dance of Destuction: Interesting that is the name of the dance, it also defines the meaning of Phoenix, and also seems to be a dance to the goddess they planted outside Cern, Shiva, the goddess of destruction. Why would they perform a dance to the goddess of destruction? Spring Equinox: Nowruz begins at the Spring Equinox and this day is an important day at Cern – the day of the Cern start up. In my first dream, all the workers had to do a dance/exercise throughout the day as we worked. They made us sing along and chant with the video and make certain moves with it. The song was called Phoenix dreams or broken dreams and we had to sing about how our dreams were broken, we are dark now from the ashes, and our dance looked as if we were dlying. We sang about the death of the past or old dreams but now we were flying.

  • I googled to search for dancing at work – and found CERN. The dance of Cern was almost the same exact dance that I remembered in my dream.

My Second dream in March of 2013 led me to discover Nowruz, an ancient Perisan, Zorastrian new year. The dream was terrifying and I saw a ritual staircase – which is part of the Nowruz tradition. It was a new year and the most powerful and elite group celebrated this as a holy, ritualistic day- their power seemed like it was not human and they performed many rituals and only the elite could participate. These people, in my dream, were called the Luciferians  and they struck terror in all people. At night the rulers stood on this great staircase for the new year ritual. Each leader stood on a different step from top to bottom.   The Phoenix is a  mythological creature that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor

  • When I searched for new year in March with a ritual staircase, I discovered Nowruz – origins of the Zoroastrian religion . The Obama’s have been celebrating this each since he’s been in office and it is recognized as a national holiday by the United Nations File:Persepolis gifts.jpg This is the staircase I saw in my dream and on each step was a powerful leader. When I looked it up, I found that it is called the staircase of nations and it’s part of their new year Nowruz history that began with an ancient Persian prophet Zoraster from 548- about the time of the captivity of Israel and Judah.  The staircase symbolizes a future time when all the leaders of all the nations come together as one bringing gifts to their One leader, who they call the king of kings. Even today, the celebration consists of gift giving in remembrance.  The Zoroastrian religion dates back to 548BC – their symbol is a Phoenix bird coming out of the fire- it is said the phoenix dies or kills itself and miraculously comes back to life from it’s own ashes. This is what we were singing about in my first dream. We had to chant that we were black from the ashes and something new was ahead and the old had been destroyed.

Thirdly, I had a vision earlier that year of the earth. As I watched, what looked to me like a giant weed or root began to cover the entire earth. I knew it came from the east and worked towards the west in growth. It had something to do with powers in the air/sky as if through internet or tv. It was wicked and grew at a rapid speed.  www.Tpuccio.wordpress.com saw something very similar to what I said, he saw it more as a web but I’m sure it was the same. GetAttachment (3) I tried to draw a picture of what I saw- the picture came out sideways…

 

 There are so many videos and websites on this, I don’t know what to recommend. Search for it if your interested and if not, keep a watchful eye and stay always in constant prayer, continually, in the Spirit at all times and remember that the Spirit within you is greater than he that is in the world.

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 If you are not reading the bible daily, there is a good chance you have turned to the right or left and you don’t even realize it. If you don’t read God’s Word daily, continually day and night, then you will/may fall away and become prideful.

 If you are not reading, studying and/or meditating on God’s word daily and continuously then you have made a turn off God’s path somewhere in your life. 

 ***I base this on scripture listed below. I know that’s a bold statement, but if you can prove me wrong with scripture, go for it….and be careful not to be prideful about your perfectness, because then you’re just shooting yourself in the foot***

 Throughout scripture we read of how important reading the Word, meditating on His Word and his works and studying His words keep us from falling away. In Deut 17:19, one of the commands to the king was that he read God’s words, decrees and commands every single day. In Joshua 1, Joshua is commanded to read continually, meditate on it day and night. In Deut 11, we are commanded to teach our children when we are at home when you are on the road, when we are going to bed and when we are getting up. We are to keep His words close to us at all times. These three verses hold the keys to living a life pleasing to God.

You may be thinking, wait a minute…. I’m not a king..and I’m not a warrior like Joshua, but wait!  He made us kings and priests to God forever (Rev 1:6) and soldiers of Jesus Christ (2 Tim 2:2-3) ,  we war in the spirit, not against flesh and blood (Eph 6:12) and we are given spiritual weapons. Weapons are not given to the bystanders, but to the warriors — like Joshua and you.

To Him who loved us and washed[a] us from our sins in His own blood,  and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Rev. 1:6

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Tim 2:2-3

 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph 6:12

 

    PROMISES:

According to these verses and others cited below, reading God’s word DAILY:

  1. keeps us from turning to the right or the left
  2. keeps us from falling away
  3. teaches us the Fear of the Lord which is the beginning of all understanding
  4. keeps us from being disobedient to his ways
  5. keeps us from being proud and thinking we are better than others
  6. promises prosperity and success in all we do
  7. blesses our children
  8. comfort us
  9. revives us (Ps 119;25)
  10. keeps us humble
  11. makes us like the unshakable tree in Psalm 1 and Jeremiah 17:7-8 that is not bothered by storms, drought, or famine
  12. encourages us ( Ps 119:28)
  13. guides us (Ps 119:105)
  14. our source of help (Ps 119:114)
  15. gives understanding (ps 119:130)
  16. keeps us pure

You see, if reading the bible keeps you from turning to the right or the left, then not reading the bible causes you to fall to the right or left. If reading the bible keeps you from falling away, then not reading it makes you fall away. If reading the bible teaches you the fear of the Lord, then not reading the bible makes you forget the fear of the Lord. If not reading the bible keeps you from being prideful and thinking your better than others, than not reading the bible can cause a slip of pride into your heart – and you know what? That pride is the first to slip into the heart, others can see it when we ourselves can’t.

SO, if you are not reading the bible every day, there is a good chance that you have strayed, you have taken a wrong turn, have turned to the right or the left, are living in disobedience, made you own ways, become prideful or have fallen off the narrow path AND you don’t even realize it.  It’s clear that the only way we can stay on God’s path is to spend time daily in God’s word continually.

I’m not talking about a daily quick devotional, a feel good email or even watching a preacher on tv. All this is good, but nothing compares to the power of reading God’s word. Nothing can compare and nothing can take it’s place.

Just because a person shows up on Sundays, serves the church, reads daily devotions on facebook, has a church title, or maybe attends high hierarchy meetings – doesn’t mean they have stayed on God’s path or are on his path.  If you are in a position of teaching or leading in the church, it is of utmost importance that you are in God’s word daily. I have heard so many misleading, but well meaning, words come out of the mouths of many leaders. I was so disappointed to hear a recent speaker at a bible youth assembly talk fluff for a 3 day retreat and less than 2% of her hours of lecture mentioned the Lord. It’s obvious the speaker wasn’t reading the word of God daily because if she was, her speech would be overflowing with God’s truth relevant to her topic.

I’m preaching to myself here too, it’s easy to fall off the path of righteousness. As I’ve read the bible this week, I was amazed at the importance of reading the bible every day. This is a command most important to leaders, it’s what God wants and commands you to do. I need to read it continually in my day in order for me to really behave myself. As I studied Exodus last month, I was reminded how I shouldn’t complain – about anything. I’m reminded to watch my words, not gossip and to trust in God in all things. These are reminders I need daily. As I read through Deuteronomy last week, I was reminded of God’s promises and His commands to always put Him first  – to seek Him with all my heart, soul and mind, to commit myself to His words.

 You are commanded to teach your children morning, evening and throughout your day:

So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.  Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,  so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land theLord swore to give your ancestors. Deut 11:18-21

  • Teach them when you are at home
  • when you are on the road
  • when you are going to bed
  • when you are getting up

You may think teaching your children about God’s word all day  is difficult or impossible, BUT if you are in God’s word daily, you can talk about what you’ve learned or read. When I’m driving, I’ll share a scripture I read earlier that day. Sometimes, if I’m reading, I’ll stop and share something really cool I found in the bible. The other day we were discussing the Tower of Babel and in the car on our way somewhere we were talking about Esther.  If you are reading God’s word daily, talking to your children all day about God’s word will come naturally, it won’t be a chore or something too difficult for you.

 Hear the Word of the Lord: 

Keep it with you always : He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees. Deut. 17:19

Study it: During the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, learned from reading the word of the Lord, as revealed to Jeremiah the prophet, that Jerusalem must lie desolate for seventy years. Daniel 9:2

Meditate on it day and night, study continuously  Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.  This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9

Be Determined: for the gracious hand of his God was on him. 10 This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. Ezra 7:10

IT MAY BE PAINFUL, BUT HELPFUL: Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.  The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly11 The words of the wise are like cattle prods—painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep. ECCl 12 :5-11 (like the Sword of the Spirit piercing soul, spirit, joints, marrow- a discerner of our thoughts Heb 4:12)

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Never Forget! Never Forget! ; But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. 10 Never forget the day when you stood before the Lord your God at Mount Sinai, where he told me, ‘Summon the people before me, and I will personally instruct them. Then they will learn to fear me as long as they live, and they will teach their children to fear me also.’ Deut 4;9-10

Day and Night, Day and Night: But they delight in the law of the Lord,  meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.Their leaves never wither,    and they prosper in all they do Psalm 1:2-3

  • Psalm 48:9 O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.
  • Psalm 119:23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees.
  • Psalm 119:27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
  • Psalm 119:48 I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your decrees.
  • Psalm 119:52 I meditate on your age-old regulations; O Lord, they comfort me.
  • Psalm 119:117 Sustain me, and I will be rescued; then I wil l meditate continually on your decrees.
  • Psalm 145:5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles
  • Psalm 119:103 How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.
  • Psalm 119:105Nun ] Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
  • Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.
  • Psalm 119:130 The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
  • Psalm 119:162 I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure
  • Psalm 119:67 I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.

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Okay, so you read the bible…. you want to become a disciple?

  1. You must lift up your cross and carry it :And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my discipleLuke 14:27 
  2. Share what God has taught you with others :   Then he added, “Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old.”Matthew 13:52
  3. You must give up all the world offers you, not seeking fame, fortune, materials or people’s praise :  So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own Luke 14:33
  4. You must become the least, humble like Moses, never exalting yourself   “Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. 11 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”Luke 14:10-11
  5. Are you willing to pay the cost? A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,  “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.  And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?  Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.  They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?  And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.”
  6. Make more disciples, teach them and baptize them: Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

 How can a young person stay pure?
By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches. I will study your commandments  and reflect on your ways. I will delight in your decrees    and not forget your word.Psalm 119 :12-16

If you think reading the bible is too difficult, start off small. It’s better to understand one verse than read 24 chapters a day without understanding. Some like to start with the book of John. When I first started, it seemed overwhelming so I would read psalms and proverbs when I first began. As you continue to read, God will give you more understanding. Don’t let anyone intimidate you making you feel  less because another has read the bible and you haven’t. The more I read the bible, the more I understand how little I know and how much more there is to learn. It’s never ending treasure and the Lord reveals the treasure to those who seek Him. He is no respecter of persons.

For there is no partiality with God….Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  Romans 2:11 and Acts 10:34

 

and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen Matthew 28:20

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Christos Anesti, Aléthos Anesti Which is Greek for : “Christ is Risen!” And we reply “Indeed He Has! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!”

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Christ is risen!
Indeed He has!
Christos Anesti! Alleluia!

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A great heavenly host of angels, the prophets, the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Archangel Gabriel surrounded the cross at that moment. They had watched as the Son of God was tried and beaten throughout the night, they watched as He carried the cross. When He was nailed to the cross, the entire heavens stood silent. A great silence and stillness covered the heavens as tears slipped down their faces, their fury held back as they watched the Savior suffer in utter torment. Abraham watching his children spit and strike the Lord, the angels wanting desperately to rescue Him, and the prophets of old bowing their heads with broken hearts as they all watched the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the Lion of tribe of Judah and the King of kings descended from the line of King David, nailed to a cross. The savior of the world in deep abandonment…

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7 Requirements for Israel’s King relevant to us today : Rules for Godly leaders, Deuteronomy 17

  “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, ‘I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,’  you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

 The king must not build up a large stable of horses for himself or send his people to Egypt to buy horses, for the Lord has told you, ‘You must never return to Egypt.’ The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the Lord. And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.

  “When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy for himself this body of instruction on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.  He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees.  This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel. Deuteronomy 17:14-20

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God’s requirement for Israel’s king

1-He must not multiply horses , He must not build up large stalls for his horses (NKJV, NLT)

How is this relevant today? Bentleys, yachts, planes….. There’s no excuses, it’s here in God’s word.  When I think of the famous leaders today, they sit in such luxury. But wait! The leader is an example to each of us so we need to check our own life as well. The bible says that our hoarded riches will one day testify against us. Luxury purses, shoes, clothes – is this how God wants us to represent Him?   If you know someone who needs  help and you have the ability to help that person but don’t and he cries out to God, that is counted as sin against you.  In fact, if you hurt someone – even emotionally, and they cry out to the Lord, it is counted as sin against you.  Make things right before you meet your Creator, which reminds me of this verse –

 Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right?  When you are on the way to court with your accuser, try to settle the matter before you get there. Otherwise, your accuser may drag you before the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison.  And if that happens, you won’t be free again until you have paid the very last penny]” Luke 12:57-59

 Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags.  Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you have hoarded will testify against you on the day of judgment James 5:1-3

2 He must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.

This one lines says so much!  Many want to be great leaders in the church and make mega money but that’s not at all what should be happening. Just read the verse again, I hope you can hear the volume of wisdom it speaks. He must NOT accumulate or store up wealth – When a pastor is sitting comfortably on half a million a year salary plus car, house and benefits when 90% of his congregation makes less that 1/12 of his salary or less, but I’m sure they have their excuses……..

3-He must not send his people to Egypt to buy horses, for the Lord has told you, ‘You must never return to Egypt.

Stay away from the sin that so easily trips you. Don’t go back, don’t go after things of this world. Follow the Spirit, not the flesh.

“When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order.  Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.” Luke 11:26

4-He must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the Lord.

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. prov 5:18

13 Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. 14 You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?” I’ll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. Malachi 2:13-15

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Eccl 9:9

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh’s daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites. The Lord had clearly instructed the people of Israel, “You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.” Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the Lord. In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God, as his father, David, had been.Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech,[a]the detestable god of the Ammonites. In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; he refused to follow the Lord completely, as his father, David, had done. 1 kings 11:3

5-He had to be a man whom the Lord appointed

6-He must not be a foreigner. You must appoint a fellow Israelite; he may not be a foreigner.

 7-He Must Read God’s instructions and decrees DAILY to keep from being proud and acting as if he is above others

He must always keep that copy (of God’s commands) with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees.  This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel.

 

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Matthew 11;11″I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!

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Let these words be for all who hear; that we would do what is right before God. You may point the finger at some but first let’s make sure we aren’t guilty of the same thing. Don’t seek riches, glory and fame from people,  this is not from the Lord. Remember the first shall be last and the last will be first. You don’t need to be popular in your church in order to be first in God’s kingdom. I believe many who we don’t know, don’t recognize and those who are so often overlooked will be the first in the Kingdom. Don’t be discouraged if man doesn’t pat you on the back, in fact, I read this the other day:

Woe to you when all men speak well of you

What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised false prophets. luke 6:26

As I look at myself from this perspective, yikes! I wonder what the Lord would think of my name brand purse. I do like it and  I love to wear it but I remember a time when I told myself I would never wear one. I need to rethink this and practice what I preach. Years ago I saw  the preacher, in his 75k truck and his wife walking by. She had a gorgeous designer bag and I knew exactly what it was even though I was quite a distance away. Suddenly a demon came out from her bag, it flew out towards me and it spoke out to me as I was in service. It said in a taunting way” you’ll never have anything nice like this”.  The taunt was so mean, full of hate and so wicked, I wanted to cry. This account is true, I was shocked and couldn’t believe what I just heard and wondered and almost believed that behind the major name brands like that was a demon. NOW I don’t know this for sure, but maybe you need to ask God about it if you are wondering, but I’m telling the truth of what I saw and heard – I could hear the words in the spirit and see the shape with my eyes.

I’ve seen wealthy mega churches and high society churches crying poor mouth because they only had half a million in savings for the first quarter . Really! Did ever consider the people who are giving? Many are poor, some are homeless, they don’t have cars, they are barely making it through this week, some are being evicted and others are working 2-3 jobs just to survive. Yet these big salary administrators are begging the poor to pay their salary the salary of the 20 plus 5 new pastors they just hired and the million dollar building that tells the world just how awesome they really are.  Everything is about making money  – no one ever stops to remember how Jesus threw everyone out of His Fathers House of Prayer. He threw them all out because they were there making money – off things relevant to the Temple.  We make so many excuses today.  That just can’t be right! Cut back, it’s just getting so ridiculous. It’s everywhere, it’s not like you can leave and try to find a perfect church.  Hopefully  you can be a remnant, a gatekeeper and an example of Christ – so please don’t leave the church, we need you.

and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
luke 12;48

 

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And Grieve NOT the Holy Spirit by the way you live, the way you act and the words you say . Ephesians 4:30

 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption

This is a verse that I don’t hear often, but how many of us consider the Holy Spirit within us before we speak, act ? or think?  watch a movie? read a book? gossip? or before we treat someone badly?

As the world starts to run down the wide and easy road to destruction, I want to warn you of the dangers of grieving the Holy Spirit and falling off God’s path for your life. When God showed me I had grieved His Holy Spirit, I felt like I had hurt my best friends feelings. I suddenly understood how important the Holy Spirit was to me. I had always relied on God’s Holy Spirit, I knew He was always with me but I decided to ignore the right thing to do and go my own way. When I realized how this made the Lord feel, I was saddened. God had giving me His guiding , comforting and wisdom filled spirit who was always with me and helping me and I took this great gift, by ignoring the Holy Spirit, I counted Him as nothing.  That’s what is going on the world today. Many of us believe, but we count His Son Jesus as nothing. Many consider what he did for us as.. nothing because so many go their own way and don’t live the life we are commanded to live in Christ. The Lord told me that many count His life as nothing, especially those who live for their own lustful desires. You may call yourself a believer but if you go your own way, for example seeking Mediums, calling on the dead or mixing witchcraft into your life, you count his life as nothing.

Let’s go over what we know from Scripture about the Holy Spirit: 

  1. The Holy Spirit gives us power to be witnesses to Jesus Acts 1:8
  2. Fills our heart and gives us gifts Acts 2:2-4, Luke 11:13
  3. It is only through Jesus that we receive the Holy Spirit John 20:21-23, 1 Thes 4:8
  4. The Holy Spirit teaches us and helps us when we need to speak Luke 12:12, John 14:26, 1 Cor 2:13
  5. He brings God’s word to our remembrance John 14:26
  6. The Holy Spirit bears witness with the Father and the Son, the three are one. 1 John 5:7
  7. Hebrews 6:4-6  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,  and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,  if they fall away to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
  8. Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,  not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,  that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
  9. The Holy Spirit seals us with God’s promise, our guarantee of our inheritance  Eph 1:13-14
  10. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God dwells within believers – and we are not our own 1 Cor 6:19
  11. Lying to the Holy Spirit is a dangerous thing to do. Acts 5

 When I think of the Holy Spirit, I’m always reminded of Isaiah 11:2:  And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord menora And that verse always reminds me of the 7 lamps. Each fire representing each of the 7 Spirits listed above. When I look at this with verses, I believe there is an order of growth in the Spirit. We know the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of all knowledge, so knowledge comes next. It’s in the same order as the verse from Isaiah above. First Fear of God, then knowledge, then might, counsel, understanding, wisdom and the Spirit of the Lord. Maybe I’m right, maybe not, but I have more verses that might prove it.

While I’m writing about the Holy Spirit, there is something I want to share. I’ve debated sharing it for year because no one else has written anything on it and I don’t know anyone else who has experienced this, but I experienced the great wind of the Holy Spirit.  I was going to put it as a full post, but I think this is the perfect place . It was early morning and I was waking up out of a dream. An older lady walked up to me and I was excited to speak to her even though I had no idea why she was walking up to me. She got close and very seriously she said “Many people are confused in bible studies today, you must  show them your…… at that point I was awake and as her words …”you need to show them your… I heard the word ‘instep’ and at the exact same time, a great and mighty – and powerful rushing of wind went through me. It was loud – just as if it were a great tornado going by. Honestly, words can’t  describe it. Maybe that’s why I’ve debated writing about it. No words can describe it and it was a moment I’ll never forget. I was terrified, holding on to everything around me, not realizing that the wind wasn’t touching my physical body. To explain the force… if it was an actual wind, I would have been blown through the walls of my house. It felt as if I was under a great waterfall, like the strongest part of Niagara falls – a great rushing wind went through me. I remember squinting my eyes and holding on as I felt the force starting at my head and down to my feet. In an instant it was done, suddenly I was different and so was my mind.  I could see -actually see the shape -that God had changed my mind. I remembered the verses:

” Then he opened their minds to understand” and ” suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting”

 

What’s my point today? Well, I want you to know how much God loves you. I want you to know that God’s Spirit, who lives in you – has a love for you greater than anyone on earth can have. You have a best friend, you have someone who cares dearly for you and wants to help you, guide you, teach you, comfort you and guide you along the best pathway for your life. You must start to live according to Gods ways and get out of the lukewarm state of existence so many live in. We hurt God’s Spirit when we turn our backs on Him. Things you may not consider, like the books you read or the movies you watch. It’s true. The Holy Spirit is grieved/hurt when you don’t follow God’s way and allow yourself to fill your mind and heart with lust, pride, anger, immorality and anything else you know you shouldn’t be doing. Watching a movie I knew I shouldn’t watch was a lesson for me. God told me I had grieved His Holy spirit by allowing myself to be entertained by such filth. I argued back with God and told Him I didn’t mean it, but He reminded me that I knew – before the movie started that bad things would be in there. I had no idea that I could grieve God’s Spirit like that. That means watching shows that you know God wouldn’t approve of are something you need to stay away from. Popular movies like 50 shades of grey – that is not for you. Movies are full of lust, immorality, witchcraft, murders and abusing the names of God and His Son. Perhaps we are so used to is, perhaps our consciences have been so seared that we don’t realized what we are doing.

 Consider your ways. In Jerimiah, the Lord says “Stop, look, ask and go down the old path”

Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts;Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways

Consider your thoughts: 

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8

You have more control over your thoughts than the devil wants you to know. His method of attack are those fiery darts which are thrown straight into your mind.

 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16

If you don’t watch yourself, those lies, those untruths, those twisted ways will fall into your heart and soon become part of your life. It’s time to wise up. Fix your thoughts on what is true, righteous and worthy of praise. What are you letting yourself think about? Did you notice if you think about it long enough, it ends up coming out of your mouth. Fix your thoughts. Also, stop the worrying, fear and anxiousness. No where in the bible does it tell you to worry about tomorrow or be anxious. In fact, we are told to be anxious for nothing.

Matthew 6:34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

AND DON’T BREAK THE WEAKEST REED! Here’s another way we grieve God’s spirit: breaking the weakest reed. Consider this verse In Isaiah and Matthew 12:20

I have put my Spirit upon him.     He will bring justice to the nations.  He will not shout     or raise his voice in public.  He will not crush the weakest reed     or put out a flickering candle.     He will bring justice to all who have been wronged.  He will not falter or lose heart     until justice prevails throughout the earth.     Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction.

   This verse in Isaiah is describing Jesus but it’s also a lesson for us today.  Sometimes in our rushed lives and self centered ways, we don’t stop to consider other people. We raise our voice, we yell, belittle others, easily angered and impatient. Sometimes we can lash out at someone in haste  and really hurt them without realizing it. The bible tells us that some of us use our words as swords to hurt others. You may not realize it, but the person you were so impatient with or the person you treated badly may be suffering inside.  It doesn’t matter if you are right or wrong – what matters is that you treat others with love. Don’t crush the spirit that’s already broken, don’t put out a flickering light of a wounded soul. For God will bring justice on all who have been wronged. Treat others with love, apologize for hurting those you’ve hurt. Hurting others hinders your prayers……

Why do you boast about your crimes, great warrior?     Don’t you realize God’s justice continues forever?  All day long you plot destruction.     Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;     you’re an expert at telling lies.  You love evil more than good     and lies more than truth. You love to destroy others with your words, you liar!

  Those are strong words aren’t they? That’s why it’s called the Sword of the Spirit:

 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

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A blessing for you on this St. Patrick’s day

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

 

Fun Irish sayings for your St. Patty’s day

  1. “Happy out” : means “happy,” but for some reason we feel the need to add “out.” It’s usually used in the present, so basically while you’re in the process of having a whale of a time, you’re happy out. In use: “Look at you there, happy out leaping about the place.”
  2. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
  3. If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.
  4.  May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
  5.  A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.
  6.  “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” – Sean O’Casey
  7.  You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.
  8.  It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
  9. May the Good Lord take a liking to you, … but not too soon!
  10. As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way.
  11. Stop acting a maggot : obnoxious? Acting the maggot. Phone taking forever to deliver an iMessage? Acting the maggot. Comparing someone or something to a wriggly little white worm means they’re behaving like a fool.
  12.  Crack on : Continue on, Get going, I must crack on, lots to do
  13. Donkey’s years : For a very long time, They have lived there for donkey’s years!
  14. Dosser : Someone up to no good, They are a couple of dossers
  15. Knackered: tired, I was completely knackered
  16. Nixer: Job done for cash, avoid tax.. He can do it as a nixer for you
  17. Not the full shilling. Not fully sane. I don’t think he is the full shilling

Video’s / music we enjoy on St. Patrick’s day

Sources/Read more: askmen.com, irishcentral.com, http://www.businessinsider.com/funny-irish-sayings-2015-3#ixzz3Ugcc1u92 and http://suziehq.hubpages.com/hub/IrishSlangExplained,  http://suziehq.hubpages.com/hub/IrishSlangExplained

 

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ABC Family Channel “The Fosters” -back in your face Disney and ABC, America doesn’t want your filth!

Last week the media praised ABC’s family show “The Fosters” for televising two young boys kissing. This isn’t the first time The Fosters has pushed the limit. This is a prime time tv show whose target audience is aimed at America’s youth. As I skimmed through the show to find the sponsors, here are a few things I saw : underage (preteen) drinking, preteen sex, lesbianism – in your face lesbianism – women kissing each other, women in bed together the latest – two young boys kissing romantically. They didn’t just show it once, they kept replaying the scene over and over and onto the next week as well.

It’s time to lift up your voices. Stop the media from influencing our children.

There is nothing ‘family’ related on the ABC family Channel.

Tell ABC family to stop the filth!  http://abcfamily.go.com/feedback

PARENTS TURN OFF THE TV, every channel is full of filth, debauchery, living to satisfy every lustful indulgence and if that’s not it, then its about witchcraft.

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If they have the nerve to push their ungodly beliefs on our nation, then you have the right to voice your opinion. We need to go back to a Nation under God, not a Nation under the moral filth of big names like Rosie O’Donnell. Who made them the new moral compass? Did God retire and install Rosie and children’s television stations as our new sexual ambassador. I think not. The media calls this a  “Tv milestone” and “Television making history” . Also see the many issues http://www.onemillionmoms.com has had with them.

This is just ONE show, there are many more filthy teen shows, do something.

If you disagree, then you have that freedom. If you are okay with your young children sexually involved with other children – same-sex or not – keep it in your own house, my kids don’t need to watch it.

The bible is very clear on God’s stance on this issue. We, as Christians, are told to stop following our lustfilled fleshly desires and instead be Holy and follow the Holy Spirit.

Tell ABC family to stop the filth, we don’t want it. PRAY that every filthy influence through media manipulation over our youth is crushed in Jesus name. If people want to live according to their lust and their every desire, that’s their choice but don’t drag the rest of America down with them. Teen Nick is another channel to be careful of.

Below are sponsors on the last two episodes of ‘The Fosters”
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What do I say? What do I write? see below for a sample letter Onemillionmom.com wrote)

  1. Proactiv customer service
  2. Sonic Drive in
  3. Amazon HD
  4. Avon 39walk contact
  5. McCafe
  6. Oxiclean
  7. Benzac
  8. Olive Garden
  9. Listerine Contact us
  10. Kellogs Pop Tarts
  11. Tic Tacs
  12. Werthers caramel
  13. Covergirl full lash bloom
  14. Coca Cola
  15. David’s Bridal
  16. Quaker Oats
  17. TJMaxx (click feedback on bottom right hand corner)
  18. Geico
  19. Sketchers air sole
  20. Arm and Hammer Radiant Rinse Contact
  21. Pizza Hut
  22. Butterfinger
  23. Tresemme shampoo
  24. Ancestry.com
  25. JCPenney
  26. Cricket
  27. McDonald’s chicken tenderloin
  28. Toyota Corolla
  29. Disney
  30. Clean and Clear
  31. Chevy
  32. Arby’s
  33. Sherwin Williams
  34. Chili’s Dr. Pepper baby back ribs
  35. Samsung
  36. Subway
  37. CarMax
  38. Graco
  39. Old Navy
  40. Ace Hardware paint Studio
  41. Geico
  42. Progressive
  43. Neutrogena

Sample from onemillionmoms.com

“I strongly encourage your company to drop all plans of financially supporting the inappropriate ABC Family Channel program “The Fosters.” This show is degrading to families and damaging to our culture.
I am appalled that your company is supporting a show that features homosexuality in a positive light on a family channel. While foster care and adoption is a wonderful thing, this program is attempting to redefine marriage and family by having two moms raise these children together. The content of this program also includes violence involving children, children selling drugs and parents purchasing condoms for their children so they can practice casual sex before marriage. Obviously, none of this material is acceptable to air on a family show.
While your company is a household name, I do not agree with your financial backing of this program. As a Christian, I feel you are attacking my faith, morals and values. Not only is this program insulting to conservative viewers and traditional families, but it also focuses on a controversial subject that your company would probably not desire to be associated with.
As a consumer, I am asking you to please pull your ad immediately and to support traditional family values and family-friendly programming instead. My decision to support your company depends on it.I urge your company to place “The Fosters” on your “do not advertise” list in protest of attempting to desensitize America and our children by promoting inappropriate behavior, especially on a family channel.My family and I look forward to your response. – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/one-million-moms-protests-fosters-trying-desensitize-america-and-our-children-promoting-inap#sthash.2TrvSrOP.dpuf

 

oh, and don’t use the old argument homophobic with me. This is for anyone who continues to practice sin, including adulterous affairs. Your choice is your choice, but God has called us to be Holy.

I pray for the Salvation of our youth, that their eyes would be opened. Lord God, please help those who are confused and lost. Lead them in the right direction. May your wrath fall upon anything and anyone who tries to drag our children to life of sin. May your name be honored again, may your laws lead us in this life. In Jesus name, Amen.

Leviticus 18:22  “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin

1 Corinthians 6″ 9- 10  Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Timothy  The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.Prov 4:23

Protect your heart………………………..

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BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE HOPE IS IN THE LORD. Cursed is the one who trusts in Man, they will not see prosperity when it comes. Do not follow the way of people, do not fear what they fear.

Throughout the story of Moses and the Israelite’s, we find many lessons in trusting God. The Israelites complained and worried even though God miraculously saved them with mighty miracles. They easily forgot His power and ability to save them. Punishments for not trusting God ranged from plagues, death, war, sword, consumed by fire to the scariest ever – the ground swallowed them up (Numbers 16). Complaining and worrying is actually acting out in distrust to God.

Image result for phil 2:14In Numbers 14:28-35,  every complaint, worry and word of doom they spoke of, God made happen to them because they spoke it! Watch your words, don’t speak evil over yourself or anyone.

 So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say:  In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.  Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.  As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.  But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness.  Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.’  I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die.”

The Israelites listened to an evil report and they believed it. God promised the people a new land but fear stuck the people and they didn’t trust God to carry out His promise.  Jeremiah 17 tells us that “CURSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN MAN”. In Isaiah 8, the Lord tells Isaiah that he “is not to think like everyone else, do not fear what they fear nor dread what they dread, but instead fear the Lord God, it is He you should dread”. Cursed is the one who trusts in man………

Hear the Word of the Lord :

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21

From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,  but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,  but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. Proverbs 13:3-4

Sometimes when we hear “trust in God” we think it simply means that we believe in Him, but it’s much more. It also involves our actions, our thoughts, our words and our motives. It also means not allowing yourself to worry about tomorrow. Trusting in God extends to our health, our finances, our home and our tomorrows.  I like the way Psalm 131 puts it

 My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters  or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its motherlike a weaned child I am content.

 There are times in our life when we are dealing with matters that are too great for us to bear. It is here were we can have the peace that surpasses all understanding (John 14:27 and Phil 4:7) because we have full faith that God knows our tomorrow. NO amount of worrying can change that. In fact, Jesus commanded us not to worry (Matthew 6:24). So don’t concern yourself with worrying about matters that are too great for you to bear, rest in the arms of your creator, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

When our world seems to be falling apart and the words of doom fill our heart and mind, we can easily feel hopeless. We are told not to trust in man’s words. Consider the Shumanite woman whose son died, there’s a true act of trust in God. Even thought her son was dead before her eyes, she fought on knowing to trust in her God.  There was a time that I felt like I had overwhelming troubles and I could see no hope ahead, I was listening to negative words around me. I cried out in my prayers to God about my situation and as I cried out to God, I saw a verse coming toward me out of the darkness.  It started off far away and so little that I didn’t know what it was, but as I watched these words come closer to me, I saw “Isaiah 51:12”

I, even I, am he who comforts you.   Who are you that you fear mere mortals,  human beings who are but grass,13 that you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretches out the heavens  and who lays the foundations of the earth,that you live in constant terror every day  because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction?For where is the wrath of the oppressor? The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;they will not die in their dungeon,  nor will they lack bread. For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord Almighty is his name. I have put my words in your mouth  and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place,  who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Is. 51:12-16

 I immediately knew and understood that God did not want me listening to or believing bad reports of doom around me. God wanted me to trust in Him, He is the one I turn to, He is the One who comforts me. Why in the world would I fear man’s words – even if they make logical sense and seem right – when I have a great and mighty God who loves me and fights for me?  I needed to set my mind right. It’s easy to forget these truths if we aren’t in God’s word every day.  Remember His good works, remember His saving power and remember His love for you. Never forget and make a daily effort to remember God’s goodness.

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  •  CURSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN MAN AND WHOSE HEART TURNS AWAY FROM THE LORD
    This is what the Lord says:“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,  who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;  they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,   in a salt land where no one lives. Jeremiah 17:5-6
  •  IT IS BETTER TO TAKE REFUGE IN THE LORD THAN TO TRUST IN PRINCES
    When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.  I look in triumph on my enemies. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.  They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down. They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them down. I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:5-14
  • BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE HOPE IS IN THE LORD
    Do not put your trust in princes,  in human beings, who cannot save.4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;  on that very day their plans come to nothing.5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,  whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psa 146; 3-5
  •  HUMAN HELP IS WORTHLESS
    Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory,  and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60;11-12
  •  DON’T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT CONSULTING THE LORD FIRST
    “Woe to the obstinate children,”  declares the Lord,“to those who carry out plans that are not mine,  forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,  heaping sin upon sin; who go down to Egypt  without consulting me;who look for help to Pharaoh’s protection,  to Egypt’s shade for refuge. But Pharaoh’s rotection will be to your shame,  Egypt’s shade will bring you disgrace. Isaiah 30:1-3
  •  CONSULTING WITH MEDIUMS WILL LEAD YOU ALONG A DARK AND FEARFUL PATH
     When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness. Isaiah 8;19-22
  •  DO NOT FOLLOW THE WAY OF PEOPLE, DO NOT FEAR WHAT THEY FEAR
     This is what the Lord says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people: “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear,  and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread. Isaiah 8;11-13
  • WOE TO THE ONE WHO DOES NOT SEEK HELP FROM THE LORD
    Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,  who rely on horses,who trust in the multitude of their chariots  and in the great strength of their horsemen,but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,  or seek help from the Lord Is Jeremiah 31:1-2
  • Ask God for wisdom  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6

 Don’t Worry

Don’t Complain

Don’t speak words of hopelessness, FEAR or doom
But instead trust in the Lord God, He is with you! Put all your hope in Him, you can trust in Him to deliver you. Wait on the Lord, Be silent before Him. Lift up your hands and Rejoice, for the Lord is coming to save you. Everything is going to be alright in Christ.

 

Don’t cower in fear when you hear words from man, watch the news, receive bad news or when your thoughts bring you to the “what if’s”. It’s important to trust God in all things, cast down all imaginations (that’s when your mind wanders- worst case scenarios), and also to fix your mind or make an effort to control what you think (Philippians 4;8). The devil can’t hear your thoughts, but he can throw lies and terror into your mind (those are the fiery darts).  Trust God and never give up the good fight of faith. Proclaim the name of Jesus on the Mountaintops and let your life honor the greatness of His name.

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