Tearing Down Barriers

There are times in our lives, when we look to people to affirm the message in our hearts that God has already spoken. ¬†At these times, we have to realize that unless an individual has heard from God, they cannot affirm our call, our mission, or even the message that God has given. ¬† The truth is that looking to people for affirmation can sometimes lead us to a place of hurt, frustration, and even doubt. ¬†That's when it's most important to turn to God. ¬†It is at these times that we have to look to the Word of God to tear down barriers in our lives. That turning may feel difficult... You may not want to or even feel like going to your Bible. You may find so many other things to do that seem more important than turning to the Word of God for the moment, but let me assure you of one thing‚Ķthere is nothing more encouraging and powerful than the Word of God. So, when you feel that it is hard to get the Word, I encourage you to push‚ĶPUSH‚ĶPUSH‚Ķpush your way to the Word and watch God speak into your situation. He will give you boldness, clarity, and the affirmation that you were seeking... You will find yourself with the same boldness that Paul had. ¬†Read today's word from … [Read more...]

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement: a directive/s issued by a military authority specifying the circumstances and limitations under which forces will engage in combat with the enemy. I want to apply this to the spiritual battle all born-anew, followers of Christ engage in on a daily basis. Let's answer several¬†FAQ's! Why is this battle raging? When will it end? What is my defense? What are my weapons? Because your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.¬†1 Peter 5.8 Truthfully? When we die and go to heaven!¬†No more curse! The Word. The Word. The Word. After Jesus' baptism and before He began His earthly ministry, He went into the mountainous desert places surrounding the city and there He was tempted by the devil for forty days. His defense? He quoted scripture. You can read exactly what Jesus said to Satan¬†here. Here's where we can get excited because our God has armed us well! Every morning after we brush our teeth and comb our hair we get dressed, right? The best-dressed believer adds these items every day to their outfit! The belt of Truth -¬†Ephesians 6.14 The breastplate of Righteousness -¬†Ephesians 6.14 The shoes of … [Read more...]

Time To Fight

A mistake. An accidental wrong.¬† I was immediately aware of my fault.¬† My conscience rapidly alerted me and once it did, I repented.¬† Then, I felt a sadness and shame.¬† Quickly in my heart the Lord told me not to stay in that place emotionally.¬† I needed to get up from there.¬† I had just listened to a vision, The_Final_Quest_01, by Rick Joyner where he describes¬†how the hordes¬†of hell attempt to ride the backs of¬†Christians.¬† When the Christian doubts fear, shame, or any other mental attack of the enemy, a vulture¬†comes¬†and vomits condemnation on him so that he thinks it is conviction.¬† Well at that moment I saw exactly what he meant.¬† Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.¬† Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.¬† 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.¬† Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.¬† Stand therefore, having girded your … [Read more...]

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