Sunday, July 15, 2018

On Earth As It Is In Heaven



Growing up, I never gave serious thought about this Scripture. It was part of a passage that I had committed to memory, as a child, you know.....

Matthew 6:5-14 speaks about.......

The Model Prayer
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 
 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.  
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.  
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Many of us committed this short passage to memory as children, right? 

As years came and went, I began to SEE the place where Jesus said Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven. 


 This passage:
1- Acknowledges God as our Father, and that He does indeed live in Heaven.

2- To reverence; to honor as sacred, His Name.
3- His Kingdom come and His will to be done on earth as in Heaven.
4- Acknowledging that our daily food comes from Him.
5-  forgiveness - forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
6-  Temptation - a plea not to let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.
7-  Acknowledging His reign, and His power, and His glory -- to the ages.




There is no lack in Heaven.
There's no sickness or disease in Heaven.
There's no fear in Heaven,
There's no torment in Heaven,
There's no grief in Heaven,
There's no sorrow in Heaven,
There's no poverty in Heaven.
There's no sadness, grief or sorrow in Heaven.
There's no anxiety in Heaven.
There's no thievery in Heaven.
There's no LIAR in Heaven.
There's no weakness in Heaven.
There's no death and destruction in Heaven.
There's no pain in Heaven.
There's no heartache in Heaven.
There's no worry in Heaven,
There's no demons in Heaven.
There's no strife in Heaven.
There's no loneliness in Heaven.
There's no terrorism in Heaven.
There's no killing/murder in Heaven.
There's no deception in Heaven.
There's no war in Heaven.
There's no hate in Heaven.
There's no racism in Heaven.
There's no suspicion in Heaven.
There's no anger in Heaven.
There's no   jealousy.
There's no tears in Heaven.

We're to be praying for HIS WILL that is already in Heaven to be brought to us, here and now.
We can as His Own Children, and His Kings and Priests here on Earth.  He knew we needed to be praying these things, didn't He?  Then gave us express instructions to do so.  Thank GOD.

Father, HELP US to remember this instruction, You gave it to us to HELP us.  Then HELP us to DO IT.  In Jesus' Name.










Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fear he IS a liar


Recently, I was faced with some concerns that seemed overwhelming, and appeared as a tsunami of fear overtaking me, as it was cresting overhead, looming above me,  I gathered my wits and asked the Lord what I was to do.  Immediately He approached me FACE TO FACE with his hands cupped together, showing and telling me, "Sharon, you are in My hands."   Wow,  I told Him that I had indeed placed myself in His hands and was NOT going to do anything different, STAYING RIGHT THERE.  

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.
I John 4:18 


LOVE came and swallowed up that fear.  That tsunami just went up in smoke.
 
There's a song that has been brought to my attention a few weeks ago, by a man named Zach Williams, entitled Fear Is A Liar. 
 
"Fear Is A Liar"

When he told you you're not good enough
When he told you you're not right
When he told you you're not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you're not worthy
When he told you you're not loved
When he told you you're not beautiful
That you'll never be enough

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar

When he told you were troubled
You'll forever be alone
When he told you you should run away
You'll never find a home
When he told you you were dirty
And you should be ashamed
When he told you you could be the one
That grace could never change

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar

Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar 
 
Look it up on you tube, you'll be blessed by it.  
 
satan is a master of disguise.  (and no,  that is NOT a typo, I don't dignify satan by even capitalizing his name, he's not deserving of it.)  There has been thousands of years that he has had to perfect his game, and knows human very well.  Knowing which buttons to push with each of us.  We DO, each of us, have a guardian angel, at least one, but minions of hell have been onlookers into our lives since birth also.  he's a low down son of a gun and operates without mercy.  After all, the Word describes him as a stealer, killer and destroyer, and has always lived up to his name.  (John 10:10
 
Proverbs 4:20-23 tells us: 
 My child, pay attention to My Words.
    Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them.
    Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them,
    and healing to their whole body. Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.

God knew what we needed from long ago.

Philippians 4:8 says:  
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

We are to renew our mind to the God's Word.
Romans 12:1,2
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Father knows that satan will sucker punch us every opportunity he has, and his ultimate goal is is to knock us out for the count, with no hope of recovery, and our one and only weapon of mass destruction, is God's Word.  While we follow the instructions of His Word, to make it first place, guard our hearts, take care of what we are thinking and renew our minds we are in a safe place, safely kept.

So the next time that satan approaches you with fear of any kind, any deal that is too good to be true, setting up a trap for you, reach for your trusty SWORD, God's Word, USE IT, and set your gaze upon Jesus.......
  Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

 And they overcame him (satan) by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB and by the WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, and they did not love their lives to the death. 
Revelation 12:11



 





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Meet Chris


This sheep had gone astray and lived in the wild for about seven years. Some of the locals, in Australia, knew that if he was left unattended for much longer, he would go blind and die. Only GOD knows how he stayed alive all those years, by himself.  They are not creatures that are equipped to protect themselves against predators. 

When Chris was caught and brought in, he was very frightened and did not want to be with or touched by anybody.  The shearers found it necessary to sedate him, in order to help him.  It took four men to do the job in about 45 minutes.  It was necessary for them to shear in two layers to do the job well.  The wool weighed in at about 80 lbs., and I believe it set a record.

This is Chris Before



 This is Chris After


Chris was weighed down, carrying the burden of that wool.
Donkeys are burden bearers, not sheep.  I've never seen a sheep or a heard of sheep loaded down to the hilt to carry things, anything, but I have seen donkeys and horses carrying loads on their backs.

If Chris had been with his shepherd, he would have been well taken care of, protected from the elements and predators AND sheared on a regular basis.

This brings to mind -
Psalm 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.

Isaiah 53:6  -  All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way

 Recently, at our fellowship, the Lord spoke with us and said:
You tell My people they need to be sheared.  They have got to get sheared or they cannot get cleaned up.

You know, every one of us think that we have a better idea than God.  That's why we take things on in our lives that we're ill equipped for, instead of giving them to Him.  Before we know it, because we have not been quick to defer to the Lord, or GIVE to Him what ONLY He can take care of, we will find ourselves burdened down, and we are not "burden carriers."

I would like you, to invite the Lord to shear you.  Just plain and simple.  Ask Him to HELP you because you need Him.  Then watch what He will do for you.  We are, after all, the sheep of His pasture.

 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Psalm 100:3


The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.
Psalm 23 

THIS IS A PSALM FOR THE LIVING 

 



Monday, April 16, 2018

THE LOVE OF SEXUAL SIN IN THE HOUSE OF GOD


It doesn't matter if it's lesbian sex, gay sex, bi-sex, trans-sex, and heterosexual sex-if it's not being done in covenant as defined by God between a man and woman in a marriage covenant then it's SIN and must be repented of.

As a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I will not only NOT marry homosexuals, but I will also NOT marry heterosexuals who are having sex before marriage. I will also NOT marry anyone unless you come to 2 months worth of pre-marital counseling with me where we will dig up the past, present, and future. 

Why are so many of our “Christian” weddings an absolute joke these days? We want to have them in the house of God performed by a man or woman of God yet nothing of God is taking place between the couple getting married? This is absolute hypocrisy and a mockery of the things of God! What kind of “blessing” are ministers actually pronouncing over these “unions”? Not a godly one.
Sexual immorality is at the top of almost every list of sins in the New Testament and it is emphasized in the book of Revelation as one of Satan's primary weapons against the Church in the end times. (Revs 2:20; 9:21; 14:8; 17:1-4)

If a couple is continually and habitually engaging in sexual immorality and calling themselves born again believers, they have been deceived. (Romans 6)

Lifting our hands up on Sunday morning and pulling our pants down on Friday night is not okay. You cannot be a practicing gay and Christian just as much as you can't be a Christian and having habitual and continual intercourse with the opposite sex. Sin is sin! Let's repent and get right with God. We desperately need some preachers, some moms and dads, and some real born again believers who are going to take a stand for truth and stop fearing the opinions of men. Your silence is creating this deception.

Oh how we love the gospel in America until it deals with our sexual preferences and lifestyle. It’s time to shut down our hypocrisy in the Church and repent of our compromise. Every time we water down the gospel of Jesus Christ to keep everyone happy, we strip it of its true power to heal, deliver, and set free.

Committed to truth, holiness, and repentance,
--Jeremiah Johnson

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that NO FORNICATOR, UNCLEAN PERSON, NOR COVETOUS MAN, WHO IS AN IDOLATER, HAS ANY INHERITANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST AND GOD. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:1-7

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Mind Under the Blood Of Jesus




Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established. 
 Proverbs 16:11
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 
Romans 12:2


The mind has been likened to the room of a house where visitors are entertained. All visitors to one's three-fold being come in through the mind. They first enter the mind, then drop down into the spirit and get root, then possess the whole man.

Thoughts are bold and daring things, and strong and persistent. Like armed men they force themselves into the mind. They come enticingly. They come insinuatingly. They come threateningly. They come in a thousand ways. They come singly; they come in droves. Some wait at the door of the mind and push and crowd to get in while the room is full. They keep up a din and chatter and strain the nerves and chill the heart. Fear dashes into the mind and captures us and holds us fast. A thought knocked at the door of the mind. It is looked at a while, then possesses the whole being and and leads to sin and shame.

Anxiety and nervousness appear and drive off the rest and keep the sleepless all night for nothing.

Doubt, as full of death as hell itself, is let in and consulted with, and blows out every light and fills the room with darkness.

Trouble, many-faced, many-handed, big and squatty, will fill the mind and stay all day, and return in the morning by the time you open your eyes.

Cares, weighing a thousand pounds each, come to unload in the room.

Old Self, under God's judgment, and refusing to die, wants to stay on hand all the time with a ready sword of protection and having pitying attendants on hand with fans and camphor bottles in case it is hit or wounded or knocked down. It wants the best chair in the mind and the most attention; notwithstanding, it is the most unwholesome visitor on hand. It has been deposed of God and is under His everlasting curse, and yet wants to lurk around all the time. And friends and foes and husbands and wives and children, and tomorrow, and houses and lands, and the work on hand of whatever nature, and what was and what is and what is to be, and this and that and the other, real and imaginary, and demon impressions and suggestions, and the thoughts of friends and foes toward you, coming to you in dreams and while awake as swift messengers---all these things in the different shapes and sizes and sounds will harass and possess and occupy and claim all the attention of the mind possible, if allowed.

Thousands are in the grave and in institutions, and other thousands are in physical torments and sickness because of the mind thus occupied. And many honest souls are craving deliverance. How is it found? These visitors cannot be humanly driven off. They are too many and too strong and too smart for us. They have no shame nor feeling. Kick them out and they are right back. Throw them out and they get right up and come in again. Lock the door and they every one have a master key. But thank God there is a way of deliverance from these tormenting thoughts, spirits, things. And that way is through the precious BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD, once slain..

When my eyes opened from sleep these thoughts of past, present and future trouble were on hand to torment me. They had made an early start. They would come trooping in. I was helpless. I knew not what to do with them. Then the Lord showed me that door in Egypt with the blood sprinkled over and around it (Exodus 12:21-24), into which no evil, tormenting spirit could come and that I was just simply to be willing to commit my mind unto Him in helplessness and then to claim and believe and see the Blood of Christ over and around it, just like that door, that room in Egypt. It was a new and blessed thought to me. I did so. They came again and I said, "the Blood is over the door. The world is dead to me and I am dead to the world. You cannot enter under the Blood.", They backed off. Again and again they would come, but I simply pointed to the Blood over the door; the mind. I thought on the Blood whenever they came; and soon their power was gone and they eased their visitations; my torments ceased; my mind had rest, as I committed all to God and thought on the Blood. The spotless Lamb of God has shed it's most precious blood for you, to cleanse from sin and sickness, but in mind from torments and distractions as well. "The Blood is your one safety,

Not a death-dealing troubling, tormenting, fearful visitor could enter the room that night in Egypt where the blood was on the door. And dear, tormented soul, a thousand-fold more real and powerful than the blood of that little lamb is the precious Blood of the Lamb of God. See by faith His Blood sprinkled over the mind, the door to your being, and when these things appear and knock for attention, throw up your hands, helpless soul, and point them to the Blood on the door. By faith put death between them and you. Consent to your death in that Blood and take your place definitely and continually under its protection. Say to thoughts and all hindering visitors to the mind's distraction from God and peace, "I am dead to you and you are dead to me." Say it in faith; say it over and over; say it persistently, believe that the Blood is on the door of your mind and that it is protecting you as God said it would.


Copied from "Triumphs of Faith" and condensed.
Used by permission from Osterhus Pub. House. www.osterhuspub.com
 

And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 
Revelation 12:11