Friday, September 13, 2013

WATCH OUT for Satan's Bait!

"When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation." ~ Matthew 12:43-45 KJV (emphasis added)

The enemy's goal is to take total possession of our soul (mind, emotions, will) = Bondage

For many this is a cycle. The battlefield is the mind. His strategically plants seeds and when entertained we come into agreement and it produces a negative emotion.  A verbal or physical reaction is birthed - what you say or do in this state opens the door and gives the enemy legal access.  Repentance, forgiveness and obedience is the key to shut the door! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

STOP! Your Words Have Power!

Last night on our "Keeping It Real" Session hosted by Prophetess Genesis Turner of Hurting Women's Ministry and myself (co-host), we discussed the topic of being tired.  The women were posed with a statement in which they were to fill in the blank.  It goes like this "I am just so tired of __________"!

Many of the fill-in words were as follows:
  • being cheated on
  • being alone (single)
  • giving and not receiving
  • fake religion
  • church
  • waiting for a husband
  • forgiving
  • struggling financially
  • pretending
  • failing
  • not feeling loved
The list went on.  How many of you can identify with any of these?  I'm sure some of you do and probably have a few more to add.

Another issue we are tired of is WAITING! Yes we grow weary of waiting for a breakthrough, waiting for the restoration of our marriages, waiting for a husband, waiting to be blessed, waiting for change in our churches, waiting for healing, waiting for promotion, waiting for deliverance, waiting for our season! Only you know what you yourself are waiting for as well.

The word of God says "And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't get discouraged and give up." ~ Galatians 6:9 TLB

We clearly know where our help comes from because we bombard heaven with our cries! Right? Therefore, in doing so we are saying to God "our hope is in You, we trust and believe that You will have favor upon us and release what we stand in needing." 

Now this is where I want to bring your attention to: YOUR WORDS! 

We all know that the bible says in Proverbs 18:21 "death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit."   

In that place of being "tired"and/or "waiting" we have a tendency to complain which is sin and it shows an attitude that you are ungrateful and bitter which can lead to disobedience. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Just Do It

 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
~ John 2:5 ~

Mary the mother of Jesus perceives a need and made it known to Jesus although He was aware of it Himself. He responded that it was not His time. 

Regardless Mary admonishes the disciples to obey whatever Jesus asks of them. She made preparations for the miracle knowing that obedience is the key to unlock them: "Whatever He says to you, do it.".

Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter." And they took it to him. (v.7-8)