Friday, August 27, 2010

A Reminder with an Outline....



Everything about which Christians need to pray is covered under the various points of this prayer outline

"Our Father" - Speaks of relationship.

"Which art in heaven" - Reminds us of His sovereignty.

"Hallowed be thy name" - Leads us to praise.

"Thy kingdom com" - Puts first things in first place.

"Thy will be done" - Releases everything to His control.

"Give us" - He is our source we are needy.

"This day" - Reminds us to be consistent.

"Our daily bread" - Jesus is the bread of life.

"Forgive us" - Reminds me of my sins and His solution.

"As we forgive" - Keeps me free from unforgiveness.

"Lead us" - His Spirit leads.

"Not into temptation" - Temptation is real.

"Deliver us from the evil one" - Through Jesus I will overcome.

"Thine is the kingdom" - Divine ownership.

"Thine is the power" - Full authority.

"Thine is the glory" - Return to praise.

Father, HELP US to be alert and watchful to PRAY. HELP us to be Led by YOUR SPIRIT, and make first things first in our lives. We know that prayer makes a difference ALL THE TIME, and remind us that You watch over Your Word to perform it. Thank You. In Jesus' Name.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Divine Revelation of Hell



This lady is Mary K. Baxter, she authored a book entitled, "A Divine Revelation of Hell."
You will find here, an interview given by Sid Roth of Mary K. Baxter. In 1979 she was visited by Jesus Christ and shown Hell and Heaven. She was shown about the
Judgments of God against the ungodly, and also about the glorious places
prepared for those who have repented and come to Jesus. You will find here, AN ONLINE COPY OF THE BOOK, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, as well as MP3 capabilities of her testimony.

Her testimony is well worth your time, to see both in the interview, and to hear the one more at length.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Let The People Rejoice




Let God’s Glory Return
Let His Holiness Be Revealed on Earth
Let the People Rejoice



Authored by: Pastor Alma Lampp
Mercy, Grace & Truth Ministries


II Samuel 6:12-16; 20-23 When Gods people brought the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem (Ark represents God’s Presence), King David danced with great praise, worship and joy with all his heart, his wife hated it and scorned him, but David said, “I will worship God and NONE shall keep me bound.”

Psalm 51:12 King David said alone with repentance, create in me a clean heart, O God, and restore a right spirit in me, and restore unto me the joy of my salvation.
Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.
Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is our strength.
Psalm 16:11 In God’s presence is fullness of joy.
Isaiah 21:3 With joy we draw living water out of wells of salvation.
I Peter 1:8 It is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Symptoms of joy, praise, worship, glory are in the Holy Spirit. What it produces, the effects and manifestations, is: Bright, cheerful and happy, singing, dancing, pleasure, praise for life, glee, shouts of joy and laughter. Like cheerleaders before their team, all win-win.

Praise action is as a trumpet, ear piercing, eye catching, atmosphere catching JOYFUL JUBILEE, Holy Spirit Led praise and worship.

Psalm 132 Let the saints shout for joy
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into singing

Pray until you move into praise. Praise until you move into worship. Worship until you move into the glory.

Psalm 100:4 Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
Hebrews 13:15 Offer sacrifice of praise.


The Israelites came joyfully with their sacrifice. It was a blessed pleasure. We need to learn what they knew….how to bring a free will offering with joy.

Isaiah 57:19 God creates the fruit of our lips.

We are Yours God, create the praise, and worship in us.

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever with the sacrifice of my lips.

We can refuse the spirit of Egypt. (Grumbling and complaining, doubt and discord.)

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

God said in Heaven, the praise is holy, holy, holy, Hallelujah, amen, amen.

If we want it, say it, sing it, praise it, dance it.

In God it is a jubilee of glory.

Isaiah 62:6 You that make mention of My name, don’t keep quiet.

If God’s people cannot praise, worship or sing aloud, then bondage, fear and pride resides there.

II Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat prayed for God to deliver Israel, then went into praise, letting his faith loose and saw God’s glory defeat their enemy!
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouths of babes I will perfect praise.
Isaiah 54:1 Sing O barren woman (church, nation) let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
I Peter 2:9 God desires His royal priesthood, chosen generation, holy nation to show forth the praises of Him that called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Psalm 50:20 The people of God, who respond to restore true worship, glorifies God.
Psalm 150
A mighty appeal to praise the Lord.
A mighty command to praise the Lord.
A mighty invitation to praise the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
John 11:40 Believe, obey and see the glory of God.

Approach God and God’s Word by prayer and joy in His Word before Him, then after prayer, offer praise for answers. Enter into worship and bask in God’s glory.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Believe



Luke 1:45 tells us:
"Blesed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord."

Of course this was speaking about Mary, after she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would conceive and bear a son named Jesus, by the Holy Spirit...if she would believe.

I wonder how many other young women God approached with the same offer, and they did not believe.

While looking at that Scripture I kept thinking....Blessed is she, we, he, you, I, us, ME who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told...

We are told a lot of things in God's Word, He's given us many, many promises. Am I going to believe them, because there WILL be a fulfillment of those things which we're told....if I believe.

Just above that passage in verse 37 it says:
For with God nothing will be impossible.

Matthew 24:35 says:
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."

Wow, that's a sure deal. We can't find such a deal, as that, on this planet. We need to quit being intimidated by things that are around us, calling to our spirit, soul and body, and BELIEVE what God has told us.

Mark 9:23, 24 tells us of a man that had a mute spirit:
23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

Even this fellow saw that he needed to BELIEVE what Jesus told him. He was so desperate, that he asked the Lord to HELP HIS UNBELIEF. Are we desperate for God and His Word?
We need everything that He's promised us. He knew what we would need, and sent His Son Jesus to make provision for it, with His broken body and His shed Blood. That covenant is just as powerful today as it was the day it was cut for us.

FATHER GOD,

I BELIEVE,

HELP MY

UNBELIEF,

in Jesus' Name.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Cannot Quit - Go On To Perfection

Hebrews 6:1: Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

No matter how bad things are in the world, nations, family, church, YOU CAN NOT QUIT - GO ON.

One more mile, one more day, one more prayer, one more victory, FOR REAL.
We live in perilous times, grim times, fearful times, painful times, hardships, physical, financial, emotional struggles. Bad reports, children overwhelmed by the satanic onslaught of sin, filth, lies, deception, seducing sex bound environment or hell bound society - DESPAIR, FEAR, DEVASTATION will fill our minds, hearts, souls and spirits UNLESS we fill our mind, hears, souls and spirits with the Word of God.

Psalm 78:40-42 says: How they provoked Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert. Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy.

They limited the Holy One of Israel and lost . We can limit the Holy One of Israel or we can be a zealous praying, obeying, bold, anointed, sanctified army of God, assaulting the gates of hell, till we hear the trumpet sound and the Words, “Come up hither.”

God is not limited by: drought, inflation, sickness, disease, poverty, hate, investments collapses, cheaters, adulterers, fornicators, liars, murders, atheists‘, He is limited by DISBELIEF.

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the SAME POWER that is AVAILABLE to us. When we can lay aside our “gods” long enough to PRAY, FAST, SEEK HIM.

I pray Gods Holy Ghost Power rocks the pulpits and the pews. God did not send Jesus to ENTERTAIN the world, He came to SAVE lost, hell bound souls, ladened with sin. There’s only one saving Gospel, REPENT AND BE SAVED IN JESUS’ Name.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Pretending vs. Believing -The Power and Promise of God's Word


Paul wrote this in Romans about Abraham....."as it is written, 'I have made you a father of many nations; in the presence of Him whom he believed - God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things, which do not exist as though they did'" Romans 4:17

The notations in my Bible says this:
Pretending vs. Believing, Power and Promise of God's Word.
Biblical faith involves a balanced perspective; believing God's Word in the face of one's circumstances, while not ignoring circumstances or pretending no problem exists. Faith recognizes the problem, then presents it to God, acknowledging Him in the face of that problem and declaring His truth and promise as the greater "word" on the subject.

Abraham is used here as an example. He did not deny his or Sarah's natural condition, but rather believed God's ability to change circumstances by calling those things that did not exist as though they did. Notice, this verse does not say God calls things that are, as though they do not exist; but rather, that God calls those things, which do not exist as though they do exist. Thus we see that authentic faith does not deny the obstacle at hand, but declares that God is greater than the obstacle. Faith does not deny that a sickness is in the body, but declares Jesus' ability to heal the body (see Mark 5:23). Faith does not deny financial need, but acknowledges Jesus' ability to meet our needs (See Matthew 17:24-27).


Romans 10:9 tells us:
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

This is the most foundational lesson in the importance and power of faith's confession found anywhere in the Bible. The principle is established at the very beginning of our life in Christ. Just as salvation (God's righteous working in our behalf) is appropriated by heart belief and spoken confession, so His continuing working in our lives is advanced by the same means.

The word "confess" (Greek homologeo) has the connotation of (a binding public declaration by which a legal relation is contractually established" So, as our words "contract" from OUR side the salvation God has fully provided from HIS by Christ's saving work and power, so we have a principle for all of life. Beginning in the spirit of SAVING faith, we're to grow in ACTIVE faith - believing in God's power for all our needs, speaking with our lips what our hearts receive and believe of the many promises in His Word.

LET'S ACCEPT GOD'S "CONTRACTS" FOR ALL OUR NEED BY ENDOWING THEM WITH OUR CONFESSED BELIEF - JUST AS WHEN WE WERE SAVED.

Father, HELP US to receive Your Promises into our lives with the same belief and confession that brought us to become part of YOUR family. Help us to simply turn and believe, and trust You. You will never disappoint anyone who is leaning on, and trusting You. In Jesus' Name.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Because We Are Warned, We Escape, If We Sin Not

This message came to us this week, and after receiving it, I chose to post it here.


Ezekiel 3:21 - Nevertheless If thou warn the righteous man that the righteous sin not, and he sins not, he shall surely live because he is warned, also the one giving the warning has delivered their soul.

We as ministers, prophets, pastors, have an obligation, a mandate, a responsibility to the world of souls, we are to lead them to God, God’s Word, Gods Way. Make no mistake, the soul that sinneth, it shall die. God so loved us He sent Jesus to die for us that we will not go to hell, if we receive Him as our forgiver, savior, Lord.

People, hell rides across our nations, homes, and churches. Demons on the prowl seducing, deceiving, snaring weak, sin laden souls. I will not water this down. Satan’s time is short. Jesus is coming back, soon. The Jaws of hell are sucking souls every moment of every day, gone forever, never to return.

Today is the day of Salvation. People have set up their gods and left God out. Judgment will come against us if we leave God out. People worship sex, flesh, filth, demons, sorry unclean living. Sin takes it’s toll. It’s death. God doesn’t lie, sin is a killer. Please set your lives in order, your homes, and children. God cries “I have no pleasure in death.” Today lay your sin aside forever! Today decide to escape hell. Heaven/Hell, which shall it be? Only two places to go when we leave this life. Heaven or Hell?

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters, either you will hate the one and love the other, or else will hold to the one and despise the other. (You cannot serve God and Satan if you are a Christian.)

I Corinthians 3:16
Know you not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man defile the house of God, him God will destroy. For the temple of God (our Bodies) is holy, which temple you are.

I Corinthians 6:17-20 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality (adultery and fornication). Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality (adultery and fornication) sins against his own body. (The temple of God) Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you are purchased with the Precious Blood of Jesus, that flowed from His wounded body to free us from sin and hell. Therefore Glorify God in YOUR body and in YOUR spirit, which are Gods.

God has never overlooked sin, God will never over look sin. Sin is a killer, sin is death, sin is a fatal wound. It separates us from God. Only Jesus Christ could come free us from the claws, and chains of hell!!!

Prayer and Repentance is what God CAN move on. Repentance and obedience, God receives. Look to Jesus and Live.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prayer 101



Prayer Basics 101

I enjoy praying, and believe that we are all called to pray, maybe some more than others, but pray we must. This is a study about prayer.

Over the years, I've gathered Scriptures that I use a LOT during prayer, because we're to take His Word to Him in prayer, and respeak it to Him. Standing on God's Word in prayer is the ticket for all of us. God will not listen to my whinning and emotions, but He will listen to His Word. Isaiah 55:11 tells us: So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.

After reading an article recently that coincided with what I already know and organized a few of my own thoughts, I wanted to share it here today. Not all of what I'm posting here is original with me, but things that I've learned from others over the years and have used myself. They are, however, the truth of God's Word.

I'm listing only a few Scriptures here, but most importantly I wanted to interate the TYPES OF PRAYER and FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES of prayer.

Every activity in life has basic rules that must be followed before success can be achieved. For example, if you would not use the rules that govern the game of baseball, you would not use the rules that govern the game of football. You can't get to the first base, let alone make a home run without a bat. You'll just stand at home plate watching the ball whiz by and strike out every time.

The same principle is true when it comes to prayer. There are basic rules that must be followed in oder to have a winning prayer life. Without them, you will continually strike out and never achieve God's will for your life.

Prayer has been defined as "communication with God." Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus demonstrated the importance of staying in constant communication with His Father. Because prayer was His lifestyle, Jesus always knew where He was going and what He would and do when He got there. Through His example, we know that the very first rule about prayer is that we need to do it!

Hebrews 5:7 (Amplified Version) tells us:
7In the days of His flesh Jesus offered up definite, special petitions for that which He not only wanted but needed and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was always able to save Him out from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father].

Notice, the Word does not say that Jesus' prayer was heard because He was the Son of God. It says that His prayer was heard because of His reverence toward God. How do we approach God?

Jesus said: John 5:19 - Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. John 8:28,29 ....I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."

It's not that God won't, it's that we don't. Why? Because the devil convinces us that God won't answer our prayers, so we don't even bother to pray. How many victories were never won because we failed to go to God for help in the time of need? Realize today that it is not that God won't, but rather that we don't.



TYPES OF PRAYER

We know the importance of prayer, the next thing you should know is that there are different types of prayer with rules that govern each one.

PRAYER OF FAITH- is the prayer of petition or the prayer to change things. It is always based on God's revealed Word and never contains the word "IF." A few examples of this can be found in Matthew 21:21, 22 and Mark 11:22-24

THE PRAYER OF CONSECRATION- Which is the type of prayer that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, "Saying, Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done." Luke 22:42

Unfortunately, people think that every type of prayer should begin or end by asking for God's will to be done. When Jesus prayed for the sick, He didn't end it with "if it by Thy will" as so many do today. He often told the sick things like, "Your faith has made you whole." God's Word tells us it is always His will to heal the sick, save the lost, and deliver the oppressed.

If we look at the ministry years Jesus spent on earth, that's ALL He did. Healed EVERYONE that came to him for healing, set the captive free, delivered people from bondage. Look at Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. That's what He did.

Over in I John 3:8 we're told that Jesus was made manifest to destroy the work of the devil. That's what we've been commissioned to do also. Mark 16 speaks of THE GREAT COMMISSION.

Acts 10:38
says how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

PRAYER OF COMMITMENT- Found in I Peter 5:7

PRAYER OF WORSHIP- Found in Acts 13:1-4; Luke 24:52, 53

PRAYER OF AGREEMENT- Found in Matthew 18:18-20

UNITED PRAYER- Found in Acts 4:23-31

INTERCESSORY PRAYER- - Found inRomans 8:26-27, Ephesians 6:18

Although there are many types of prayer, it is vital to always pray in faith and expect results every time.

I have known there to be about 5 basic elements to prayer. If there are more, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE!!!! But to start out with, here are the ones that I've been reminded of, recently.



#1 Abide


John 15:7
7If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. WHAT A PROMISE!!! Ask whatever you will and Jesus said it shall be done for you. It all hinges upon that two-letter word "if".....
IF you live in Christ (abide vitally united to Him).
IF His Words remain in you.
IF His Words continue to live in your heart.
IF you ask for whatever it is that is on your heart.

IF is a little word, but pulls a big punch.

While Jesus walked on earth, He walked in this powerful truth day-by-day and He wanted us to have the same advantage. Because He stayed vitally united to His Father in prayer, He could ask whatever He willed and it was done.

Remember the leper that came to Jesus wanting to be healed? He said "Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean" Matthew 8:2 Some people know that God can, but don't know if He will. Others believe that it's God's will to heal, but they don't believe He can heal them. This man had the will and can in the right perspective and got his miracle that day. Jesus touched him and said "I will; be thou clean" verse 3. Immediately the leprosy left and he was made clean.

In Psalm 91 we are told of an impenetrable fortress of protection that is available to us, but there's a condition that must be met before the protection promise can go to work in our lives.
Psalm 91:1 Amplified version, says: HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

The Strongs Concordance says this about "shadow" = "shade". It's a cool place to abide in. No sweat. No matter what weapons the devil may be forming aginst us, they will not prosper. Psalm 91:16 says, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation." When we stick with the Lord, we have it made in the shade.
Isaiah 54:17 tells us: No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.


#2 Ask


John Wesley had this to say about prayer. "it seems God is liimited by our prayer life - that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him."

It's not easy to think that the Creator is limited by the creation, but it is true. God just will not intervene in our lives ithout being asked or invited. A perfect example of this is the Israelites that refused to possess their Promised Land. Psalm 78:41 says, "Yes, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel." When we refuse to ask God for the things we need, regardless of our reasons, we limit God in the earth.

God will not be shocked with our requests. He saw them all even before the foundations of the earth, He's never surprised. He knows what we have need of before we even ask. But His will is still that we ask.

Jesus said: So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Luke 11:9 Amplified Version, Matthew 7:11, 18:19

Psalm 145:18-19 tells us: The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.

When we cry out to God, He instantly identifies us. Not only does He hear us, the Bible says He is always near by to those that call Him in truth and will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him. So, go ahead and ask. It's His idea.



#3 Assurance


One of MY favorite promises for answered prayer is I John 5:14-15 . I LOVE the way it is translated in the Amplified Bible:
14And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.
15And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.


His Word IS His Will.

Jesus gave us an example of how to pray....Luke 11:2 - So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

There's no lack in heaven.
There's no sickness and disease in heaven.
There's no confusion in heaven.
There's no death and destruction in heaven.
He TOLD US to pray that His will be done ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

John 14:9 we're told: Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

He said if we see Him, we see the Father. This gives us a good picture of the character of God.

Assurance in prayer comes from knowing the character of God. If you have studied His Word and you know His will concerning the thing you are asking about, there's no reason to be timid or fearful because God's Word says, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need? Hebrews 4:16.

His Word IS HIS WILL. His last will and testiment to us, on this earth.

When we ask in reverence to Him as our Source, we can rejoice for the answer because we know our Father has heard our request. When we abide in Him and He abides in us, we can be assured that He will always hear and listen to us, and grant us anything that we ask. You just know it would happen just that way because you know Him that well.



#4 Authority


Every born-again believer has the potential to tear down strongholds of the enemy and build up the Kingdom of God with their prayers. I am not talking about a haphazard prayer life that occasionally reminds God about your problems. I am talking about perpetual, consistent, and even consistant communication with God. Communication that keeps the airways open, so to speak, so that the Holy Spirit is able to reveal the plans of the enemy to you, and show YOU how to neutralize his forces and send him running for cover.

No wonder the devil works overtime to stop our prayer life. He knows that it's all over for him the moment we discover the authority given to us by Jesus Christ in Luke 10:19 : Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

In John 14:14 Jesus gave us the authority to use His name. "If you shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it."

In John 16:23, 24 Jesus tells us: And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
Until now you have asked nothing in My name, Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full.


That is what happened in Acts 3:6 to the paralyzed man that sat at the gate of the city. While asking for alms, Peter said, "....silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk." The power of the Name of Jesus instantly healed that man. He was so excited that he took of running and leaping and praising God.

Philippians 2:10-11 says: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
While using the Name of Jesus, everything that is named has to bow to it. Cancer is a name. All manner of sickness and disease, is a name. Depression is a name. Lack is a name. Fear is a name...and they all must bow to the Name of Jesus. Get it?

The devil really messed up when he put a name on your problem.

Paul prayed a prayer in Ephesians 1:19-22; 2:6
and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, ....and has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

We are seated with Christ and have full authority to use His name to bust the devil's head back into the dust. Get busy! Pray!



#5 Assignments


These prayer basics will lead us out of infancy in prayer and into rivers of Spirit-led prayer. John 7:38 tells us, "He that believes on Me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." Remember that heart-led prayers, not head-led prayers, are the type that flow with the Holy Spirit.

Once God knows He can rely on you to pray in reverence and with authority, He may place specific assignments on your heart. It could be an entire nation or the little girl next door, but in His sight they are equally important and vital to His plan. Think of it: God has asked you to be involved in helping Him in the earth!

James 5:16 tells us: "...the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availes much."

Prayer always begins with God. If prayer is your lifestyle, God will find a way to get His assignments to you. If we are found faithful, God will move us into deeper things.

NEVER underestimate the power of prayer. It is so awesome that it will heal the sick, save the lost, and set the captives free. Prayers spoken in fiath parted the Red Sea, raised the dead, and fed the multitudes. Regardless of the need, prayer will always reveal God's plan for your victory.

Don't let past failures keep you away from God's throne of grace. Discover the awesome power that is available in prayer and never pass up the opportunity to pray!!!

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Father, HELP US!!! Help us to pray, Help us to be faithful to PRAY and to remember that prayer always makes a difference. ALWAYS! Strengthen us, teach our hands to war in the spirit. Help us to know and remember that prayer is always a win-win situation. Your Word never fails. In Jesus' Name.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

God's Will To Heal - 101 Things God Said.

These Scriptures were compiled by Keith Moore, of Moore Life Ministries, from Missouri. They are not exhaustive, but certainly a good start to place our faith in what God has already told us.

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God’s Will to Heal
Keith Moore

GOD SAID SO!
How do we know whether it's God's will to heal us or not? It makes little difference what others say about it. What did He say about it? Remember that God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34 and He never changes (Mal. 3:6). So what He said to them yesterday, He is saying to you today.

God's Word is speaking to me. (These statements are taken directly from the Bible with little or no variation. The erbs and construction have been changed to apply to you personally and to sum up the thoughts in some instances. Also, many of these statements are prefaced by phrases like, "If you walk in My commandments", "If you believe....obey..." etc."How do we know whether it’s God’s will to heal us or not? It makes little difference
what others say about it. What did He say about it?


What did God say?

101 THINGS GOD SAID
Old Testament

God said…

1) I am the Lord that healeth thee (Ex. 15:26 ).
2) Your days shall be one hundred and twenty years ( Gen. 6:3 ).
3) You shall be buried in a good old age (Gen. 15:15 ).
4) You shall come to your grave in a full age like as a shock of corn cometh in his
season (Job 5:26 ).
5) When I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to
destroy you (Ex. 12:13 ).
6) I will take sickness away from the midst of you and the number of your days I will
fulfill (Ex. 23: 25, 26 ).
7) I will not put any of the diseases you are afraid of on you, but I will take all sickness away from you (Deut. 7:15 ).
8) It will be well with you and your days shall be multiplied and prolonged as the days of heaven upon the earth (Deut. 11:9,21 ).
9) I turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because I loved you (Deut. 23:5 and Neh. 13:2 ).
10) I have redeemed you from every sickness and every plague (Deut. 28:61 and Gal. 3:13 ).
11) As your days, so shall your strength be (Deut. 33:25 ).
12) I have found a ransom for you, your flesh shall be fresher than a child’s and you
shall return to the days of your youth (Job 33:24, 25 ).
13) I have healed you and brought up your soul from the grave; I have kept you alive
from going down into the pit (Ps. 30:1, 2 ).
14) I will give you strength and bless you with peace (Ps. 29:11 ).
15) I will preserve you and keep you alive (Ps. 41:2 ).
16) I will strengthen you upon the bed of languishing; I will turn all your bed in your sickness (Ps. 41:3 ).
17) I am the health of your countenance and your God (Ps.43: 5 ).
18) No plague shall come near your dwelling (Ps. 91:10 ).
19) I will satisfy you with long life (Ps. 91:16 ).
20) I heal all your diseases (Ps. 103:3 ).
21) I sent My word and healed you and delivered you from your destructions (Ps.
107:20
).
22) You shall not die, but live, and declare My works (Ps. 118:17 ).
23) I heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds (Ps. 147:3 ).
24) The years of your life shall be many (Pr. 4:10 ).
25) Trusting Me brings health to your navel and marrow to your bones (Pr. 3:8 ).
26) My words are life to you, and health/medicine to all your flesh (Pr. 4:22 ).
27) (My) good report makes your bones fat (Pr. 15:30 ).
28) (My) pleasant words are sweet to your soul and health to your bones (Pr. 16:24 ).
29) My joy is your strength. A merry heart does good like a medicine (Neh. 8:10; Pr. 17:22 ).
30) The eyes of the blind shall be opened. The eyes of them that see shall not be dim
(Isa. 32:3; 35:5 ).
31) The ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. The ears of them that hear shall hearken
(Isa. 32:3; 35:5 ).
32) The tongue of the dumb shall sing. The tongue of the stammerers shall be ready
to speak plainly (Isa. 35:6; 32:4 ).
33) The lame man shall leap as a hart (Isa. 35:6 ).
34) I will recover you and make you to live. I am ready to save you (Isa. 38:16, 20 ).
35) I give power to the faint. I increase strength to them that have no might (Isa. 40:29 ).
36) I will renew your strength. I will strengthen and help you (Isa. 40:31; 41:10 ).
37) To your old age and gray hairs I will carry you and I will deliver you (Isa. 46:4 ).
38) I bore your sickness (Isa. 53:4 ).
39) I carried your pains (Isa. 53:4 ).
40) I was put to sickness for you (Isa. 53:10 ).
41) With My stripes you are healed (Isa. 53:5 ).
42) I will heal you (Isa. 57:19 ).
43) Your light shall break forth as the morning and your health shall spring forth
speedily (Isa. 58:8 ).
44) I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds saith the Lord (Jer. 30:17 ).
45) Behold I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth (Jer. 33:6 ).
46) I will bind up that which was broken and will strengthen that which was sick (Eze. 34:16 ).
47) Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live. And I shall put My Spirit in you and you shall live (Eze. 37:5,14 ).
48) Whithersoever the rivers shall come shall live. They shall be healed and every
thing shall live where the river comes (Eze. 47:9 ).
49) Seek Me and you shall live (Amos 5:4, 6 ).
50) I have arisen with healing in My wings (beams) (Mal. 4:2).

New Testament

51) I will, be thou clean (Mt. 8:3 ).
52) I took your infirmities (Mt. 8:17 ).
53) I bore your sicknesses (Mt. 8:17).
54) If you’re sick you need a physician. (I am the Lord your physician) (Mt. 9:12 & Ex. 15:26 ).
55) I am moved with compassion toward the sick and I heal them (Mt. 14:14 ).
56) I heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease (Mt. 4:23 ).
57) According to your faith, be it unto you (Mt. 9:29 ).
58) I give you power and authority over all unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease (Mt. 10:1 & Lk. 9:1 ).
59) I heal them all (Mt. 12:15 & Heb. 13:8 ).
60) As many as touch Me are made perfectly whole (Mt. 14:36 ).
61) Healing is the children’s bread (Mt. 15:26 ).
62) I do all things well. I make the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak (Mk. 7:37 ).
63) If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mk. 9:23; 11:23,24 ).
64) When hands are laid on you, you shall recover (Mk. 16:18 ).
65) My anointing heals the brokenhearted, and delivers the captives, recovers sight to the blind, and sets at liberty those that are bruised (Lk. 4:18; Isa. 10:27; 61:1 ).
66) I heal all those who have need of healing (Lk. 9:11 ).
67) I am not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them (Lk. 9:56 ).
68) Behold, I give you authority over all the enemy’s power and nothing shall by any
means hurt you (Lk. 10:19 ).
69) Sickness is satanic bondage and you ought to be loosed today (Lk. 13:16 & II Cor. 6:2 ).
70) In Me is life (Jn. 1:4 ).
71) I am the bread of life. I give you life (Jn. 6:33, 35 ).
72) The words I speak unto you are spirit and life (Jn. 6:63 ).
73) I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly
(Jn. 10:10 ).
74) I am the resurrection and the life (Jn. 11:25 ).
75) If you ask anything in My name, I will do it (Jn. 14:14 ).
76) Faith in My name makes you strong and gives you perfect soundness (Acts 3:16 ).
77) I stretch forth My hand to heal (Acts 4:30 ).
78) I, Jesus Christ, make you whole (Acts 9:34 ).
79) I do good and heal all that are oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38 ).
80) My power causes diseases to depart from you (Acts 19:12 ).
81) The law of the Spirit of life in Me has made you free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2 ).
82) The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead now lives in you and that Spirit will quicken your mortal body (Rom. 8:11 ).
83) Your body is a member of Me (I Cor. 6:15 ).
84) Your body is the temple of My Spirit and you’re to glorify Me in your body (I Cor. 6:19, 20 ).
85) If you’ll rightly discern My body which was broken for you, and judge yourself, you’ll not be judged and you’ll not be weak, sickly or die prematurely (I Cor. 11:29-31 ).
86) I have set gifts of healing in My body (I Cor. 12:9 ).
87) My life may be made manifest in your mortal flesh (II Cor. 4:10, 11 ).
88) I have delivered you from death, I do deliver you, and if you trust Me I will yet
deliver you (II Cor. 1:10 ).
89) I have given you My name and have put all things under your feet (Eph. 1:21, 22 ).
90) I want it to be well with you and I want you to live long on the earth. (Eph. 6:3 ).
91) I have delivered you from the authority of darkness (Col. 1:13 ).
92) I will deliver you from every evil work (II Tim. 4:18 ).
93) I tasted death for you. I destroyed the devil who had the power of death. I’ve
delivered you from the fear of death and bondage (Heb. 2:9, 14, 15 ).
94) I wash your body with pure water (Heb. 10:22; Eph. 5:26 ).
95) Lift up the weak hands and the feeble knees. Don’t let that which is lame be
turned aside but rather let Me heal it (Heb. 12:12, 13 ).
96) Let the elders anoint you and pray for you in My name and I will raise you up (Jas.5:14, 15 ).
97) Pray for one another and I will heal you (Jas. 5:16 ).
98) By My stripes you were healed (I Pet. 2:24 ).
99) My Divine power has given unto you all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of Me (II Pet. 1:3 ).
100) Whosoever will let him come and take of the water of life freely (Rev. 22:17 ).
101) Beloved, I wish above all things that you may…be in health (III Jn. 2 )

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FORGIVENESS.....


Matthew 6:14, 15
14 "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

I remember, one time, while a young mother, I was carrying our oldest son on my hip, and helping our oldest girl out of the car. We'd gone uptown to run some errands, and as the door on the car was shut I looked up at the pane glass window of the business I parked in front of to see our reflection and distinctly heard a voice inside me say, "If you don't forgive that dead man, you'll not grow any closer with Me."

This took my breath away. I knew this to be the voice of the Lord, I gave my life to Him when I was 8 years old. He was (and is) EVERYTHING TO ME. I knew the "dead man" He spoke to me about to have been my father. He died when I was about 12 years old.

My Daddy was a tough old bird. He didn't really have a good handle on relationships. Had a difficult time showing his affections and overall, just a crusty, hard man that my brother and I had a difficult time with, him, his discipline, mannerisms, emotions etc. He was an officer in the military in WWII, and he also didn't know how to leave THAT behind. Our home was ran like a military establishment. :) He said "Jump!", we'd said "How far?" and so on. You get the picture. His father gave he and his siblings away after his Mom died (he was 7) and NONE of them could ever reconcile with that one.

I was 12 when he died, and had a lot of unresolved conflict concerning my Dad. It had to be dealt with, and thus the visit from the Lord that day on downtown Main Street. My immediate response was something like, OK, I'll get back with you on this. My heart sank and stayed that way all morning long.

After I got home fed the kids and put them down for a nap, I knew it was time to take care of business. While I was before the Lord, I humm hawed around and finally told him that I was in a RUT, with this unforgiveness, had been there so long that I didn't know HOW to get out of it. Told Him that I was willing, but needed His HELP.

We can stay in unforgiveness so long, that it will harden our hearts and cause a root of bitterness and we will be like a poison to everyone we touch...it will just ooozzze out of us that way. So pitiful and so ugly, isn't it? We have all known people that way, even if we've not been there ourselves, it's sad to see and even worse to be there, it's about like having a rotten gut all the time.

My Dad was not INTENTIONALLY being a jerk...it's just what he knew.

God HELPED me, I got over it and it was a VALUABLE lesson the Lord taught me.....But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. GOD HELP US. None of us want to be on the unforgiving side of God.

Matthew 6:12 tells us:
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

Someone told me recently that we don't forgive people - we forgive their sin, because forgive means to cut off. Well, YES - that is ONE of the meanings of the word......we do forgive them their trespass against us, but God is plain and clear that we forgive our debtors as well, and if we don't, what the consequences are. It's a package deal, else it would be lopsided, that "forgiveness." We need it ALL.

Not long ago, the Lord asked me to phone a person that has done my family great harm, and tell them that I forgive them. I thought of it ONLY a moment and said YES. After I made the phone call, said what I needed to, the person wanted to DRAG me into conversation that was not beneficial, and so I just let it be known that I said what I needed to and was bringing the call to an end. When I hung up the phone, the Lord WASHED OVER my spirit, soul and body and confirmed to me by His Spirit what I'd done was pleasing to Him and HELPED ME.

Anything that would remove us from fellowship with the Lord is unfortunate, because the Lord is after RELATIONSHIP with us....and that should also be what motivates us. I don't want anything between He and I. I don't want anything between me and anyone else...that would hinder my relationship with the Lord, that's what our enemy the devil is after, he's the stealer, killer and destroyer, and lives up to his title (John 10:10). I want to be on good terms with the Lord, no matter what it costs me.

Father, HELP US!!!! We need You! We need You to help us to see when we need forgiveness, and when we need to forgive. We don't want ANYTHING between You and us. Help us to see with Your eyes. To listen to You and do what You say. In Jesus' Name.

Monday, February 8, 2010

You Make Me WANT TO BE a BETTER Person.



Anyone remember a movie with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt called "As Good As It Gets"?



I don't usually plug movies here, but I came across some interesting things in study this morning, I wanted to share.

I've been running references about "value" and "precious" in the Scripture. Those things that are precious and valuable to God and how we need to recognize that also, for our own lives.

There's a place over in Acts 19:19 that says:
Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Paul was in Ephesus preaching the Gospel and there were a LOT of miracles and signs and wonders that took place. God showed up in that place, at that time.

The VALUE of the books on magic that was burned that day was 50,000 coins of silver. The commentary in my Bible says that this was probably a reference to 50,000 Greek drachmae, a coin which was roughly equivalent to one day's wage....so the cumulative value of these magic books was ENORMOUS.

The Word of God that was shared with these people was so precious and VALUABLE that they became serious about, and wanted to PLEASE GOD. They did what they did to make a step in the right direction towards pleasing God in their lives.

In the movie, there was a scene where the character, played by Helen Hunt, said she wanted Jack to pay her a serious compliment, because there was a LOT LACKING in the relationship....she thought this would be good place to start. A compliment. He then told her that she made him want to be a better man.

All of God's Words, His precious instructions, His VALUABLE HELP should be just that to us. PRECIOUS and VALUABLE, and that should motivate us to DO what HE SAYS, because of His LOVE towards us. What He's said and done FOR US, makes me wnat to be a better person.... because I VALUE HIM, HIS WORD, HIS LOVE, HIS DIRECTIONS, HIS GIFT to me.

Jeremiah 38:20 tells us:
Please, obey the voice of the LORD which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live.

God wants to save our hide, and save us heartache, and trouble in our lives, and many times we look upon His instructions as an INCONVIENCE and not PRECIOUS.

Jeremiah 42:6 says:
Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God."

Colossians 1:10 tells us:
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God

Hebrews 13:21 says:
make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Father, YOU are the One that wants us to be better people, and put us into a situation to SAVE our hide. I ask YOU to make us hungry and thirsty for You and Your Ways. HELP US to respond to You with a loving and willing heart. HELP US to show our Love to YOU with our obedience to You. I AM a better person because of YOU. In Jesus' Name.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Call To Arms....



Most of the folks I know are patriotic people who have an appreciation for the freedoms in our country, for us and our families. We know what it cost our husbands, fathers, grandfathers as dedicated soldiers to "let freedom ring." NOW, if we want the continued peace, safety and freedom in our land...... it's going to cost US something....Time in prayer, spiritual warfare and fasting. Whether we like it or not, we are already on the front lines.

II Timothy 2:4
No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

If you're part of the Body of Christ...you're enlisted as a soldier in the army of God.

We have lives, obligations, jobs, families to take care of, and God does not expect us to forsake those obligations to take care of matters that He's called us to.
Entangled with the affairs of this life means - Be ensnared, involved in difficulties, to be involved as a tangle. When we place God first He'll see to helping us with the work of our hands.

One of the Scriptures that has been brought to mind the last year or two has been
Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.

We need to have the confidence that God hears us, He knows what we need in our lives, an has the wherewithall to deliver to us, not only the HELP we need, but also to deliver us from evil.

The Patriarchs from God's Word answered the call to arms, and MADE A DIFFERENCE in not only thier lives, but also in history. The Bible is not just a book full of "stories" and encourages us to say, "Now I lay me down to sleep.".....It's full of accounts of men and women that took their assignments from God seriously, because it WAS a matter of life and death. They dedicated themselves to God, understanding His faithfulness to His Word, to them, and stood in the face of unbeatable odds, knowing that GREATER is their GOD than any "giant" in front of them.

Hezekiah had five kings from five different countries that wrote him a threatening letter with promises to do him in and bring his country and people into their receivership. He took the letter and put it upon the altar of God and told God what they said (as if God didn't already know LOL) but God saw Hezekiah committing his kingship, his country, and his people before God and GOD takes that seriously. God DELIVERED THEM ALL.

Elisha was camped out in a valley an while he and his servant rested during the night, they woke up to their enemy surrounding them with the threat of death and destruction. The servant was pacing the tent floor fearful about their own demise. Elisha asked God to remove the scales from the eyes of his servant, so he could see God's GREAT provision. He did, and the servant went to the tent door to see the hills lined with God's GREAT and MIGHTY warrior angels with their chariots readied for battle.

Esther, Abraham, Enoc, David, Jeremiah, Noah, Sarah, Deborah, Paul, Peter....and the list goes on and on and on about God's mighty men and women of God taking their place in God, with His strength, His direction and His plans and purposes. They were ALL OVERCOMERS, and they all made the hall of fame in God's book. Were they fearless? Probably not. Were they above average? Probably not, except with their trust in God.

God ALWAYS honored their trust in Him, their faith in His Word and not only His ABIITY, but His DESIRE to come to their RESCUE!! LOL

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me as a mighty, awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail. They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper. Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.

Isaiah 50:7-9
For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.

Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me.
Do I hear - "YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?!?!"

We need the same boldness that Isaiah was displaying. He KNEW His God and what HE WOULD DO FOR HIM.

Isaiah 54:17 tells us:
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.

Psalm 46:1-3
1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah


God's Word is FULL of His promises to us, to our families, to nations, if we only take HIM AT HIS WORD. What is impossible for man is POSSIBLE for God. ALWAYS!

I want to encourage you to answer your call to arms.

Father, I ask You to HELP US! Help us to listen to You and DO what you speak to our hearts. HELP US to stand in the gap for our famiies, our churches, our communities, for SOULS and for our COUNTRY. Help us to KNOW and be confident that You really to hear and answer our prayers...and that You will never turn a deaf ear. Your arms are not short and your ear is not deaf to the cry of our hearts to You. In Jesus' Name.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bullies



There are bullies EVERYWHERE, no matter what our age or station in life.

When I was a child, I remember someone telling me that I was just a "Tedder" and I'd be no better than the rest and would have nothing better to look forward to.

That statement was shot straight to my heart, and I had no words to retaliate because it struck a cord of fear.

You see, this person was referring to that side of my family...that had:
-people off and on spend time in prison, and or jail.
-folks that drank a LOT.
-many smoked.
-many did drugs.
-most lived lives that were tormented, and or unstable, in every way.

Over in Samuel 17:13-58, there's an account of when David's Dad brought him in from the pasture watching sheep, to take some groceries to his brothers, that were called onto a field of battle with King Saul.

We've heard about the story of David and Goliath all of our lives, haven't we?

After David arrived and delivered the food to the person in the mess tent, he went to hunt down his siblings. Davids brothers were NOT pleased to see him at all. The entire regiment was hunkered down in fear of a bully, named Goliath, that came to the knoll, across the way, twice a day (and had done so for 40 days) to breathe threats that sent fear into the hearts of these men that had been trained for battle.

David was MAD that anyone would DARE to come and DEFY the troops of his Almighty God!
David was ticked off that the entire army was shaking in their boots....AFRAID of this one man.

His brothers were indignant, and told him to go back home to Daddy to watch the sheep, what was HE doing there to begin with! All David was to them was a snot-nosed baby brother that spent all his time in the pasture tending livestock.

David said, "I can do it."....then word got back to their commander in chief, he soon had an audience with King Saul. The king wanted to know what the deal was, so David told him that God would help him defeat this guy, because He helped David when both a bear, one time, and a lion, another, attacked his Dad's livestock, took the sheep from the lion and the bears jaws, killed them both, and brought the sheep back to safety.

The king was impressed and wanted to facilitate this young boy in any way he could, giving David his own armor to wear out into the field. It did not fit David and he said, "No thanks!"

Well, we know how the story goes....only it's not just a story. David really DID challenge the giant, took 5 smooth stones from the brook while he headed Goliaths way, and after the giant breathed his threats to the BOY, furious that Israel has sent a LITTLE BOY to do battle with. David decreed what he was going to do to Goliath, and while swinging the sling shot and released the stone, the Spirit of God directed it to the giants forehead and knocked him over. David then took the guys own sword and cut off his head, and brought it to King Saul.

BOY, was THAT a suprise, not only to David's brothers, but their entire army AND the Philistines.

Is there a giant standing in front of you, telling you what you CANNOT do?
Is it yelling in your face letting you know what will NEVER happen?
Telling you that, afterall, you're just a _______ and you'll never amount to anything?
Telling you that, afterall, you're Mom had this or that disease, your Dad was full of rage, and was mentally unstable and there's no way of escape, you're doomed to have the same. Declaring failure on every turn of your life?
Is it a formidable "enemy" at your workplace? In your family? Across the street? In your community that intimidates you and strikes cords of fear in your heart?

Those familiar taunts, whatever they are, and wherever they come from, are from hell. I've always seen the devil running in packs, like in gangs. They may be whispers from hell, or they may be yelling at you in your face....but they're still from hell.

They are just bullies!

You are a son or a daughter of THE MOST HIGH GOD, and they come to defy God!
When your own son or daughter is threatened, in the least, they are coming against YOUR OWN SEED, and you take that personally, do you not? LOL

I ask God to remind us, when we "hear" those threats breathing down our own necks, bringing fear into our hearts.....to REMIND US WHOSE WE ARE, and WHAT HE'S DONE FOR US TO INSURE OUR VICTORIOUS LIFE.

Father, YOU know the words, things and fears that have hindered and taunted us all, not allowing us to live happy, VICTORIOUS lives. HELP US!!! I ask YOU to Help us to be reminded when those threats are brought to us, that we belong to YOU, that all we need to do is call upon the shed Blood of Jesus, and make use of YOUR WORD to make a difference, not only in our lives, but those around us....in Jesus' Name.