Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A weird experience that shows me how to deal with the demonic realm

Recently, I had to give someone a ride and the moment they step in the car they were murmuring, complaining, and I quickly realized that they were trying to engage me in an argument.  At first I was trying to response kindly to their complaints, but nothing seemed to work.  They just jumped from one complaint to another and I realized that it was a demonic spirit I was up against, not just their personality.  So I in response I responded by praising God for His goodness, His Kindness, His Faithfulness.  Every time they had a complaint I responded with Praise to Our God.  They were the passenger in MY CAR and I was doing them a kind deed giving them a ride.  And I was not going to aloud them to just unload a bunch of anger and complaints in my presence.  So they stopped for a little while and then things got silent.

All of a sudden, they started by up.  So I started praising God in response to their murmuring and complaining.  I even had to opening rebuke the spirit of murmuring and complaining aloud in the name of Jesus.  This is something I usually don't do (rebuking a spirit out loud because I don't want to hurt no one's feelings) but I realized this person was not in their right mental state, they were squirming in their seat and trying to take their seat belt off when I was praising the Lord.  It was like they were trying (or those demonic spirits) trying to make the person escape, however they had no where to go.   After I rebuked the spirit, they sat quietly in the seat the rest of the ride.

It was the weirdest experience I have ever had thus far and the first time I ever had to use my Christ given authority in a bold way.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Let's Pray Against Terrorism

Lately it seems like every time I turn on the news that it is some terror attack happening somewhere in the world.  So I urge the saints to be prayerful.

Dear Lord, we thank You that You are King of the Universe.  The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof (Psalms 24:1).  And we, your creation, belongs to You.  Lord we as Believers take authority over every terror plot, plan, and tactic in the spirit realm before it manifests in the natural.  We ask that terror plots and plans be uncovered before they can take place.  In the name of Jesus we ask that you thwart the plans of the enemy.  We plead the Blood over us, cities, nations, countries, buildings, homes, schools, places of employment, parks, etc.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Everyone benefits from the Prayers of the Righteous

"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.  Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken.  At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose".  Acts 16: 25-26 (NIV)

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When I first read this verse of scripture, it went over my head that ALL of the prison doors flew open and EVERYONE's chains came loose.  This opened up my eyes to the truth that everyone benefits from the prayers of the righteous.  

We can assume that those men who were imprisoned alongside Paul and Silas may have been murderers, rapists, thieves, etc.  However, they too benefited from Paul and Silas blessing the name of God.  

This action of freeing all who were imprisoned (regardless of the crime) shows God's mercy that is everlasting.  His mercy is not dependent on our own personal merit either.  According to human logic, those inmates did not "deserve" to be freed.  However, God thought otherwise.  

I also noticed that the verse said that the other prisoners were listening to Paul and Silas praising God.  They were not complaining or yelling "shut up!".  They were listening.  Could this be one of the reasons God allowed them to be freed also?  Just some food for thought.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Standing alone in your faith

2 Corinthians 4:8

We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair...

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to stand alone in your faith?    You may have started out with other Believers trusting God to turn a situation around.  However, you may look up one day and noticed that everyone you started with has given up and retreated while  you are the only one left standing.

They may out of concern try to convince you to throw in the towel.  They are asking you "Why are you still praying?  You need to hang it up."  

However, you must be firm in your faith and not give up.  Even if you are the only one who believe, than stand believing.  All it takes is one faith filled person to turn a situation around.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

When God's Wisdom speaks to us in a practical way

      God's Wisdom manifests in many different ways everyday of our life.  One personal example occurred when I asked God for wisdom concerning my online business.  When I initially prayed this prayer, I expected signs and wonders.

     However, the answer God gave came so simply and practically.  It came through reading a post on a business site.  It didn't take a thunderous voice from the clouds but just a few paragraphs from a business article.

  This taught me a powerful lesson, God works in our everyday lives, often through simplistic and practical means.  Though it may not come with the thunder and lightening or burning bush, it is still God's presence leading and guiding us.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Why isn't God answering my Prayer?

      Many of us have asked this question time and time again.  You

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may have been praying for years, but have yet to see an answer to your prayer.   Does God even hear my prayer?

When prayers go unanswered it is time to reevaluate the situation.

1.  Are you praying God's Will?  Jesus gives us instructions on how to pray in Matthew 6:  9-13.  You can not go wrong praying the way Jesus instructed us to pray.

2.  Are you praying in your Heavenly Language?  Romans 8: 26-27 explains how the Holy Spirit prays through us.  "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we should pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through groans too deep for words.  And He who searches our hearts knows the Mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the Will of God".  So you can not go wrong when you pray in the Spirit because the Spirit takes over the prayer and pray exactly what God's Will is.

3.  Waiting for the manifestation.  If you are certain that your prayer is within the Will of God than you are merely waiting for the manifestation.  Many Saints in the Bible had to wait years, even decades, before their prayer was answered.  We see this in Abraham and Sarah, Rachel's prayer to become pregnant, Hannah's prayer for children, Zacharias prayer for Elizabeth to bare children, and countless others.  "Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord."  Psalm 27:14  So keep the Faith, stand your ground and give God thanks.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting a good night's sleep by eliminating Anxiety

   "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet".   Proverbs 3:24

      Anxiety can rob us of a good night's sleep.  When we are anxious we toss and turn with our minds racing 100 mph. Sometimes our heart will beat very fast and we will wake up with night sweats.  Anxiety may even show up as a nightmare, and if we manage to get a full eight hours of sleep it is not peaceful.  

The importance of Sleep   

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       God does not mention sweet sleep because it sounds good.  He mentions it because sleep is vital to our health.  Our bodies repair itself while we are asleep and vital hormones are released that control functions such as fertility and metabolism.   Our brain forms new pathways which helps us store information and become more creative.

Say no to anxiety today  

       Do not allow anxiety to cause sleepless nights and poor health.  Speak the word against fear before you attempt to lay down. " Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken." Psalm 55:22  Cast all of your care on the Lord at the end of the day and leave it there.  Know that God promises to sustain you.  Let Him figure out the "hard stuff" and continue to trust in Him and He will direct your paths.  He will never let the righteous be shaken.  

A weird experience that shows me how to deal with the demonic realm

Recently, I had to give someone a ride and the moment they step in the car they were murmuring, complaining, and I quickly realized that the...