Monday, August 8, 2011

If I Was The Devil






This is a short yet very powerful video that will awaken you to see the true battle.  If the enemy can convince us that our struggle IS with flesh and blood he has successfully deceived us to war against one another and ourselves to take us out of God's purpose and plan.   We must pray for discernment and move accordingly to the truth.  For the Truth will expose the lies and overpower them. 

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. ~ Ephesians 6:10-13

Acknowledge Your Need! Get Help!

Introduction

In love, I want to share that this message is not intended for those who "wallow" in their sin state and constantly live in a place called "OH PITIFUL ME." These types of people are constantly and consistently looking for men to take sides with them, stroke their fortified positions of rebellion and ignore the places in their heart in which there is great unforgiveness, roots of bitterness and constant striving to MAKE things work.

Depression brought on by this type of behavior is self inflicted and will only be broken by (1) facing the truth about one's own condition, (2) surrendering one's will to the Lord and DOING THE HARD THINGS required; (3) truly confessing sin before the Lord and (4) entering into true SELF-repentance to break the child-like cycle circling one's life.

Many times the Lord gives us directions, instructions and guidance concerning our own condition and we simply IGNORE HIM because we FALSELY BELIEVE it will make us "give in" or "bend" into the will of others. Some people are SO BLINDED by their own condition that they can't see that this TRUE BENDING is really a bending-breaking into the will of Father. The places of depression and heaviness that they experience are a result of those rebellious choices and cycles.

I DECLARE THAT YOUR NAME IS JOSEPH!

Copyright 2011 Theresa Harvard Johnson

This morning, I heard the Lord say this to me:
"I DECLARE that your name is Joseph!"

Immediately, I knew that Father was not only speaking to me, but to His remnant. We all know the story of Joseph and transpired in His life. This declaration that I received is simply a strong admonishment to us today to HOLD ON to the DREAM, to HOLD ON to the promises that He has spoken over your life.

I began to REBUKE the Dream Killers, in Jesus Name! Declaring that you will be able to RESIST the temptation to:

  • Fall Prey to disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement;

  • Succumb to unforgiveness, bitterness and the fallout of treachery of assaults from the brethren;

  • Succumb to the cunning wiles and trickery of Potifer's wife; and

  • Give in to the "visual" hopelessness of your present situation or circumstance!

DREAM KILLERS are moving through the congregation in this hour -- SEEKING to devour God's people.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hidden Secret

In the night hours where the hidden is unseen, man fumbles in darkness with their sexual sin.

They intensely wrestle with flesh’s appetite, disputing if masturbation is wrong or right.

“Surely the bible does not speak of this thing. It only condemns of those for-ni-ca-ting.

'Surely you're not hurting anyone?  If unsure, just repent when you’re done!”

Suddenly a myriad of images appear
Dissolving all traces of “holy fear”…

A naked man, woman or even a child
Pornographic scenes begin to run wild.

Arousal stimulates their body to unwind
Overlooking the One who searches their mind.

“Surely the darkness will hide me” – deception speaks
“Who sees Us? And Who will know?” they shriek.

Quickly their flesh renders to “lust’s influence
An orgy of demons now taking residence
One night here, one night there
they’ve easily fallen for satan’s snare.

Silently they hide behind the darkness of night
Living contrary to sons and daughters of LIGHT
For the Word declares “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,
or hidden that will not be made known.” (Luke 12:2)

The Pain of God's Hiddenness

O’ Lord my pain is deep and wide
Emptiness has settled inside
‘'Where is your God?’ my soul cries
Where is He? as your spirit dies!

Discouragement has entered and made its home
Causing me to feel alone
Its shadow of lies has extinguished my light
Why are You hidden from My sight?

O’ my soul arise from this slumber
The enemy seeks to put thee asunder
Sever the enemy’s deadly rope
By anchoring yourself in the eternal Hope.

"For He promises a little while I will struggle
Yet I will deliver you from all troubles"
God’s promises are faithful and true
Awaken my soul and be renewed………….




For several days I have battled what I come to understand now as “spiritual depression”.  I could not comprehend what was happening within me.  The overwhelming feeling of despair and hopelessness darkened my soul.  I felt isolated, withdrawn and desperate as I was experiencing the pain of God’s hiddenness. 

Where are You, Lord”? I cried, and cried.  “I need You!” The tears saturated my pillow night after night to no avail.  All that followed was a deep silence.