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You Are More Than A Conqueror

What has your wilderness been like? Have you hit every brick wall imaginable? Have you been given a dire health report? Have your funds dried up? Have you lost your home or possessions? Have you lost your job? Have you lost loved ones, friends or family? And let me guess…as you are going through these difficult times, you are constantly hearing…

  • Get used to it, your life will never change.
  • It’s been so long, things will never change.
  • You’ll never get well.
  • You’re too old.
  • You’re too young.
  • You don’t have the resources so you’ll never have what you’re asking for.
  • You’re never going to break that addiction.
  • You’re never going to lose weight.
  • You’re stuck and will never get out.
  • What you see is what you get.

Well let me tell you…THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!! He wants us focusing on our problems, lack, and circumstances.

1 Corinthians 2:9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him”

But the TRUTH is we serve a mighty God who wants good things for our lives. He wants us whole and restored completely. He’s the great physician and knows us better than ourselves!!! He owns every resource you need. So you can’t tell me that whatever we seek isn’t possible. For all things are possible to those who believe. When we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, then our circumstances have no choice but to change and that’s why we can boldly say “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

Think about it…God formed us in His image. He spoke the world into existence. He says we are to be the head and not the tail, above not below and more than conquerors through Christ. So how could we possibly think things can’t change?

 

In one brief moment, God could instantly heal that addiction without withdrawals. You could see those unwanted pounds melt miraculously off your body. Cancer cells could dry up. Finances, job opportunities or business deals could come out of no where. There is absolutely nothing God can’t do. He wants you to prosper and be in good health. Get yourself into the Word, get into His presence and watch Him move mightily on your behalf. Your best days are ahead of you not behind you. He wants you empowered and blessed so you can be an amazing testimony of His greatness.

To help motivate and give you some amazing worship time. Check out this worship from JoLynne Whitaker. It will help you move forward with eyes focused on our Heavenly Father!

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Really??? Say What!!!

Last week we spoke about What Jesus Did and how God’s anointing changes everything. We briefly touched on the subject of giving and how today’s society is using it for their own purposes. This week, I would like to expand on this topic in order to help those struggling in this area.

Let’s start with something that happened to me a short time back. I was following and listening to a very well know, TV preacher that has a daily/weekly broadcast. I believed in what he was teaching and truly gave from my heart as God led me.

One day I was really struggling to keep hope alive as everything was going frantic in life. I really felt the need to have prayer spoken over me so I called this big TV preacher’s church for prayer. I was connected to a “higher up” in the organization due to my “giving” status. Wow, I was thinking this is great, a more anointed person is going to say prayer over me. That’s awesome.

But then everything changed. When this person answered the phone, do you know what the first thing out of this person’s mouth was? No joke…it was “How much do you give?”. It wasn’t how can I help you, what do you need prayer over, or what are you encountering? No, it was “How much do you give?” I was flabbergasted. When I blurted out “why does that even matter?”, her reply was “it tells me how much you believe.” REALLY??? WHATTTTT!!!!

When I got off the phone I was in utter shock and dismay. In my mind, giving has absolutely nothing to do with prayer, healing or restoration. Jesus healed the blind, healed the lame, raised the dead, turned water to wine, healed diseases, turned 5 loaves and a few fish into food for thousands, He cast out demons and performed miracles. He was compassionate, sympathetic, caring and loving. He touched the down casts of society that the “religious” people of the day wouldn’t go near. Jesus didn’t go about asking people to give in order to receive His healing or blessings. He simply asked them to believe in Him and that He was willing to heal them.

Mark 1:40-42 “A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”

After I thought about the whole conversation, my heart ached for the sheer magnitude of people that received the same question as I did when they called for prayer. It completely turned me off from this pastor, his teachings and daily show. This was one of the closest people to the pastor. How many other hurting people have called only to be hurt further from this type of question or even worse, if they didn’t know Jesus, were they turned off altogether from seeking Him? It absolutely broke my heart!

When you need prayer, healing or restoration, IT DOESN’T MATTER your giving status. What God is interested in is how much you trust and believe in HIM! PERIOD!!!

Our popular preachers are doing a disservice to our generation. And when all they think about is your giving status then you can immediately conclude they are guided by greed and their million dollar mansions. God isn’t interested in how much you give. What He wants is for us to have open hands for when He tells us to give, to whom to give and how much. If we immediately obey Him, it shows that we are willing to trust and obey Him. That’s it guys, that’s what matters! Can God trust you to give when He guides you to? If so, then as you obey His guidance then He can trust you with more of His resources.

And for all those who have called these big mega churches for prayer and received the same type of questioning, I’m so sorry for your pain. Do not allow their actions to hinder your progress with our loving Heavenly Father. He loves and cares about you. The pharisees of our day will get their true rewards. Don’t let them take your rightful place in the kingdom just because of their greed. God loves you too much and I pray this writing opens your heart to the real Jesus and His way of giving. May His peace, love and joy embrace you in every area of life as you walk with Him, trusting and believing He has so much more for you than you could ever imagine! God Bless!

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What Did Jesus Do?

Last week we spoke about God’s anointing and how restoration could be as quick as a blink of the eye. I would like to take it a bit further this week because it’s so imperative that we understand what we should be preparing for in the big scheme of things.

According to John 14:12-14, we’re told that we will do even greater things than the works Jesus did.

John 14:12-14 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

That’s a tall order! Think about what Jesus really did. He healed the blind, healed the lame, raised the dead, turned water to wine, healed diseases, turned 5 loaves and a few fish into food for thousands, He cast out demons and performed miracles. He was compassionate, sympathetic, caring and loving. He touched the down casts of society that the “religious” people of the day wouldn’t go near.

In today’s society you see so many preachers and prophets getting up in front of TV cameras or stadiums telling people if you give $149 today then God will make so and so 1:49 scripture come true in your life. Sorry for saying this but that’s hogwash! Jesus didn’t go about asking people to give in order to receive His healing or blessings. He simply asked them to believe in Him and that He was willing to heal them.

Mark 1:40-42 “A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”

It’s so imperative we understand this concept. We’ve been told for so long to give in order to receive. Now don’t get me wrong…God does guide us to give and wants us to be cheerful givers. However, he will guide us to whom and how much. But it doesn’t always have to be money. He may tell you to give away clothing, time or some other gift you may possess. The purpose of giving is to show God that we are willing to let go of what He provides and not be hoarders for “self” purposes; showing He can trust us with greater things.

However when it comes to the healing power of Jesus, that comes from Heaven itself through the anointed hand of God. God doesn’t want anyone to perish and He’s always willing to accept people into His kingdom before it’s too late.

People are hurting and feeling lost. The more society creates “social apps” the more unloved and disconnected people are feeling. They are seeking truth, acceptance, compassion and real love.

God wants us to perform greater things than Jesus did and win souls for the kingdom. Let’s be honest…it’s going to take supernatural miracles to jar people into questioning how the miracles took place and truly open their eyes to know God is real! That in turn will open dialogue between believers and the lost.

No matter what your profession is or where you live, God can use any believer, any where to accomplish His mighty acts. We must be prepared to love unconditionally without judgement. For those who God brings in our path may not look or act like us, but we need to have open arms to save those who have endured various pains, sufferings and loss. It will be by His anointing that we will make the difference.

Will you be ready for the Mighty Hand of God to bring a fresh anointing upon you? In a blink of an eye, God can use you in a mighty way if you will let Him. May your journey bring much love, joy and peace for His Glory!!!

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Another Encouraging Word

Everyone is battling the most difficult times right now and it’s becoming worse than before. If you are battling depression, loss, poverty, and situations you can’t wrap your mind around then get ready for this incredible encouraging word from Christy Johnston. She pours out details of what’s happening, why you’re primed for breakthroughs and how to navigate this season we’re in.

So get ready and expectant for God’s mighty hand to breakthrough your circumstances and launch you into places you’ve not seen before! It may look like you’re on the losing end but don’t lose hope, God is with you!

Why It’s Been So Difficult

What an amazing time we are living in. God is moving, shaking and changing lives. AND YOUR BEST IS HERE!!!

We have all been hit hard in life. Everything that should have happened, didn’t. People that should have had your back, left or talked bad about you. Your finances dried up; barely squeaking by. Family members went to heaven; even though you prayed and did everything you knew to do. It seems like the wilderness and dry places were more than most of us could bare.

But I have great news for you today! It was all a set up and you’re about to move into your promise land. Whooo, glory to God! Hallelujah!!!

God knows how hard it was for you. He knows the pain and struggles you faced. He saw you holding on by a thread, wondering why everything was happening to you. But you held on to Him against all the odds and now it’s time to move into your amazing destiny and future.

Listen to Brother Eli in the video below as he so wonderfully describes why this wilderness was so different from those in the past and what your moving into. You will be jumping for joy, dancing to the Lord and giving God all the glory. Looking forward to hearing all the incredible things God does in your life. God Bless!!!

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Keep Pushing

God is doing some mighty things in the world right now. However those of us who love the Lord, there seems to be a mighty battle for our minds, body and soul. We feel stagnant, disconnected and lost. Fear is trying to grip us. Disease and pain is attacking our bodies. Friends and family are leaving us. Things just seem to be going no where fast.

But I have a great word for you today. Keep pushing through to the other side.

For all those who feel like they have been living in a “prison” of some sort, do not give up. Now is the time to hold your ground. Renew your mind every time fear tries to take hold. Renew your mind every time something goes haywire. Find a scripture that you can recite all day if you have to…just DO NOT GIVE UP! Hold on and press through.

I’ve personally dealt with many battles in every area of life lately that has really tried putting depression and fear upon me; and trying to read God’s word has even become a major battle. Not that I don’t want to read but I seem to have a block that is keeping me from reading God’s word. This shall pass. However in the mean time, I have searched for “word” nuggets to help me get through the day, to renew my mind and hold steadfast to God’s word. It’s a way to keep my eyes focused and fill my soul while battling in our earthly realm.

The good news is that if you find yourself in some major battles then you are doing something right. It means that your adversary is seeing God’s mighty hand upon your life and he is doing everything he can to stop it. The devil is a liar. Don’t give him the victory. Stay the course, keep believing and hold onto your faith at all costs.

Here are just a few of those “word” nuggets to help you stand and keep pushing through to the other side. Just as Esther did at this time, she prayed and went against all things in the natural to get to the other side. She didn’t feel God. She felt disconnected but was willing to go against everything in the natural to experience God’s supernatural. And boy did God come through to save His people.

We are His people. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then you are a child of the Most High God. You are His beloved and YOU WILL BE AN OVERCOMER!

Enjoy the nuggets below and allow them to renew your mind. Stand your ground, hold on and you will see God’s mighty hand breakthrough into your life.

 

 

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Praise Him In The Middle

God is doing new things across the world right now. He’s stirring up anything and everything that has been causing evil in our lives. His hand is mightily stretching forth and He’s calling His servants to come out of the world’s systems. He’s pulling all of us into higher understanding and is asking us to see His mighty works transform. The most important thing we can do right now is PRAISE HIM!

Psalm 113 (KJV): 113 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, 6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; 8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people. 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Not everyone has gone through the things we have. Not everyone was called for this specific time and purpose. So don’t listen to those murmuring, complaining or those trying to give you advice on what you should do when they haven’t been through the wilderness season like you have. They don’t get it. They don’t see the gut-wrenching pain you’ve been through and quite honestly they don’t understand it.

Our wilderness seasons have been long and hard. They have brought us to our knees in tears; wondering “why God why” and “when God when”. God is calling all of us to look to Him for victory. We have the victory no matter what our lives look like. It doesn’t matter what has been lost, stolen or what our lives look like at the moment. Trust and believe in Him. Praise Him for who He is and watch Him transform your life into something more amazing than ever imagined. His ways are far greater than ours. So don’t trust the naysayers or their guidance.

Our Heavenly Father loves us very much and has seen what’s come against us. Don’t give up, don’t lose hope and praise Him in the middle of your situation right now. He’s doing mighty things and wants you to praise Him even before you see the situation change.

Praise up, look up and never forget…everything that has been done against you was done against your Heavenly Father. He wants your situations to change more than you do. But will you give Him the Glory when they change? Let Him know right now that you will give Him all the praise and glory even before things change. He wants you restored, successful and victorious. Praise Him right now and watch your victories come to pass. Hallelujah Praise the Lord for He is good, loving, caring and the Creator of the Universe. He is worthy to be praised!

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