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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Life in the Word


John 1:4
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

This passage of scripture in John 1:4 is speaking of the Word, which is God. Everything we will ever need, want or desire is in the Word; which is Jesus, our Savior and soon coming King!

The Word was made to be flesh and lived among man-kind for a season of time. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

In the Word of God there is life, not mere ordinary existence, but true life.
John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This life is self-existent, it needs nothing or no one to exist. The scriptures reveal to us that Jesus came in the world so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. He did not come to bring death but rather life. The life of God is the Light of the world. God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. There is no evil whatsoever in God. He is pure and holy. The life that God gives to us is pure and holy, uncontaminated by sin and death. Every born again believer in Christ has this life on the inside of them. This life of God is what drove out all the darkness from our past sinful lives. This light brought illumination to our spirit man, I once was blind but now I see! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!

When people in the world see that great light shine forth out of you they are beholding the life of God. This life is so awesome it cannot be hid under a bushel; it cannot be controlled, manipulated or corrupted by the world, flesh or the devil. It is off limits to such sinister forces.

I am so grateful for this life it has totally made me a new creation. When I look back on my past life before Christ came to live in me, I become over-joyed and filled with praise and honor for my risen King. He rescued me from the hand of the enemy and gave me new life; no one else had the power of life to set me free. He did it all for both you and me!

So lift your head up high and put a pep in your step, a glide in your stride and be bold as you tell the world how great it is to be filled with the life and light of God.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Be Bold As A Lion

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. 

A wicked person can be described as someone who is hostile towards God. The wicked are those who live habitually in sin. They live a life riddled with guilt and this guilt consciousness is what causes them to flee. Remember in the Garden of Eden when Adam heard God’s voice walking in the Garden in the cool of the day, Adam and Eve fled and hide themselves from God because they had become sin conscious. The wicked flee when no one is even after them because their sin consciousness robs them of peace. Sin separates mankind from God and when we are disconnected from the true source of peace we are paranoid.

Paranoid defined:
  • To be distrustful and obsessively anxious about something, or unreasonably suspicious of other people and their thoughts or motives.
This is the total opposite of peace which is calm and trusting. When we have peace with God we are not fearful and anxious, we know and trust that He is always with us and will take good care of us. The wicked flee because they have separated themselves from the protection of the Almighty and they are constantly afraid.
However the righteous are bold as a lion, Hallelujah! Boldness comes from a sense of security. The word bold means to be confident, to be secure, and to trust.

The scriptures declare to us in Proverbs 3: 5-6 (AMP)
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

When you know you are walking in the path that God has ordained for your life you can be bold. God will always confirm what He said with signs following. We can be bold as believers because we know that our God is God. We know that all power is in His hands. We know that He will always be with us and nothing shall by any means harm us. We are confident and secure that God will always keep His word and we can trust Him to be with us and for us in any situation, temptation, test or trial we face. We have been made the righteousness of God in Christ and we know that we can be bold to declare God’s word and see it fulfilled in our lives. We know that God will never deny our faith; He will answer and perform His will and good pleasure. We are anxious for nothing but in everything we pray and make our request known to God and we know that He is faithful to do all that is according to His will. We know that God will always back us up when we are standing in faith therefore we can boldly possess, confess and quickly stress the devil and his kingdom. So go ahead and walk in your son-ship and be bold as a lion because you have been made righteous through the blood of the lamb.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Great Peace

Psalms 119:165

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. 

There is peace and there is great peace. God has great peace for those who love His law. When we spend uninterrupted time fellowshipping with God in His Word; that word produces great peace. Great peace guards our hearts and minds against offence. Offence is a thief of divine destinies. It leaves a person spiritually shipwrecked and withered. Offence opens the door for the deceptive devices of the enemy to spread like poison in a person’s system (their spirit, soul and body). The Word of God is a cleansing agent, it will keep us from defilement. God wants us to have great peace. Peace belongs to every child of God; the bible tells us that we have a covenant of peace. Peace will bring shelter to you in the time of storm. Peace will cause you to remain calm when in the midst of the raging forces of the enemy's storm and make him run in defeat.

GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHICH LOVE THY LAW...

When I was in High School there were alot of books that I was assigned to read but I did not love them even though I read them. I had to read them otherwise I would have failed the class and potentially not graduated. Just because you read something from cover to cover does not mean you love it. Loving God's Word is a choice that we make, not God.

It is important that we develop a passion and love for God’s Word. It is our life. We must desire it more than anything else.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

How Far Are You Willing To Go?

Every now and then the question of Destiny should grace your thought life and flood every imagination of your soul. Questions such as: Do I know where my life is headed? Where am I and How did I get here? Who told me to pursue the life and dreams I now seek to fulfill every day? What and whose plans am I following for my life? Why am I not satisfied with the progress my life has made? Am I making progress toward the fulfillment of my God given destiny or am I no further than when I first begun? What hindrances to my Divine Destiny do I tolerate, looking the other way in hopes that they will just someday go away? What weights and sins do I allow that beset me from day to day? What is my response to the voice of procrastination, laziness, worldliness, fear, insecurities, distractions, carnality, boredom, loneliness, pride etc? Am I truly growing in my walk with God or am I pretending just to impress others? Is there a marked difference in my spiritual growth and development or have I just become merely religious? How serious am I in knowing what the will of the Lord is for my life? Who is truly leading my life; the flesh, the world, the devil, the Holy Spirit or me? What fuels my daily passions? Is it the Word of God or is it just an unfulfilled fantasy?

Before you flippantly rattle off answers from your head to any of the above questions take a minute and ask the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, to help you. Many people can give what appears to be the right spiritually mature sounding answer to all the questions yet their own life bears little fruit to what they just said. Life here on earth is short; it’s time to get sober. Do you really know where you are on your Divine Course? Do you know where you are going?

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!

Its okay to turn around and head back to the last place you definitely heard God direct you if you have gotten off course. Repent and turn, now! God loves you and He wants you to finish the course He has set before you. You need never be ashamed, God is joyfully waiting on you to lead and guide you in the way that you should go. Don’t be distracted by what everybody else is or isn’t doing for God. Don’t worry about John, you follow Jesus!

On the other hand maybe you are one of the many Christians who are right on target and making tremendous progress on your course. Well, keep on keepin on with God, my sister, my brother. There is more ahead, stay steady, never dread, just keep your spirit nourished and fed. Be bold to conquer new territory as you are lead by the Holy Spirit. Continue to grow and mature as you run your race; don’t forget to encourage and help others when you meet them from day to day. Stay excited about the course God has given you and never grumble or complain. Keep yourself pure from idleness and carnality; don’t let them defile you along the way. Stay hot with a burning passion for the Master and His work.

The Destiny God has for you is so vital. But how far are you willing to go? Are you willing to finish your course with joy? Are you willing to go all the way? Can you press with your whole heart until you cross your finish line? Can you give it all you got and in His grace keep up the pace while keeping a steady gaze on His face? Never looking back but always on track; never losing ground while remaining spiritually sound. Remember God is counting on you to be a living testimony of His love. You are the only you that the world will ever see wrapped up in His grace and mercy! Fight the good fight of faith and finish your God given race, in the end you will see Him in honor face to face!

Hebrews 12:1-3

THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Stop Trippin'

Stumble defined:
• To trip when walking or running.
• To walk unsteadily, as if intoxicated.

Have you ever seen someone walking and BAM, they just trip or stumble? You quickly look to see what they stumbled over and nothing was there. Then you look up at them with sort of a puzzled look on your face. The person who seemed to have tripped over thin air will normally have an embarrassed look on their face as well.

Many things in life can cause people to stumble, sometimes things that are actually invisible to the naked eye. Nobody else could see it, but it was real none the less. There you are walking along life’s narrow path, just whistling a merry tune and minding your own business, two seconds later you’re on the ground.

"What was that and where did it come from?" You thought to yourself. You look at your body, and to your surprise find many cuts and bruises. Who could have done such a careless thing as to leave something lying there right in your path? You get up, dust yourself off, look around to see if anyone saw you then proceed to get back on the path as if nothing ever happened. Unfortunately, two blocks down the path and you’re back on the ground. Why didn’t you stop the first time and investigate to  see what caused you to stumble and fall? Just because you didn’t see anything with the natural eye doesn’t mean nothing was there.

Christians must stay awake and alert; we have an unseen (with the naked eye) enemy. We should not be getting caught off guard every other day. Our enemy is persistent and if he knows that you tripped once from something that he did, he will try it again and again and again. You must stay full of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. YOU DON’T HAVE TO KEEP TRIPPIN! God, our God, can keep you from trippin, stumbling and falling! We need to keep our spiritual eyes open big and wide so that we can see clearly where our feet are landing. Look........... because sometimes the dogs mess on the path and you need to know when to step over the enemies mess and keep on steppin!

Jude 1:24-25 (AMP)
Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight]—
To the one only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory (splendor), majesty, might and dominion, and power and authority, before all time and now and forever (unto all the ages of eternity). Amen (so be it).

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Monday, September 30, 2019

The Mind Part 2

God's Word is alive! 

Jesus said, His words were spirit and they were life. True life always produces good fruit. Good fruit consist of things that promote a vibrant victorious Christian life. 

In order for the human mind to function effectively according to the original intent of it's creator it must possess true life. Jesus declared in scripture that He was the Way, the Truth and the Life. 

Having a sound mind is not possible without Christ. Jesus is the foundation from which all true life flows. The absences of life and light is death and darkness. When the mind has been darkened through the deceptive works of Satan we see people with troubling thoughts and guilt producing imaginations.

God is the one who created the mind, therefore, He is the only one qualified to fix it. God is the only one with the proper tools and equipment to bring lasting change to a weary unrenewed mind. God is a good God. He is a loving, gentle Father. God is not the author of confusion but of peace. He is not the one troubling your mind, He wants to renew or restore it back to His original intent. Our minds were created to think good thoughts just like our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

The original creation of the mind by God was for good and not evil. God never intended for our mind to be an instrument for darkness to dominate or house its ungodly thoughts and imaginations. 
Have you ever heard the saying, “the mind is the devils playground or the devils workshop?” 
Well let me set the record straight, the mind was not created to be the devils workshop or his playground. Our minds were created by God as good ground and a workshop for His word to thrive, build, plant, create and orchestrate His will. We are to now think and imagine like God.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ...but we have the mind of Christ.

The only thing that is capable of changing our minds back to God's original intent is the one thing that created it in the first place. God upholds all things by the word of His power, Hebrews 1:3. In the beginning in Genesis we see God creating things with His words. The only force on this earth that can change the mind of man for the good is the Word of God. 

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Remember God loves you and does not want you mind to be troubled or stressed, so, allow Him to begin the process of transformation in your life today. You will never regret the eternal results that await you. It is your time to live a life filled with perfect peace.

Various  mind-sets:

  • pure mind.........................2 Peter 3:1
  • sound mind.......................2 Timothy 1:7
  • corrupt mind.......................2 Timothy 3:8
  • lowliness of mind...............Philippians 2:3
  • willing mind...................2 Corinthians 8:12
  • carnal mind...........................Romans 8:7

  • doubtful mind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Luke 12:29

For more on The Mind read Cathy's new books, Liberation for Total Transformation.



Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Mind (Part 1)

The mind:
  • seat of thought and memory
  • the center of consciousness that generates thoughts, feelings, ideas, and perceptions, and stores knowledge and memories 
Romans 12:1-2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that  good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

When we are born again, God creates within us a new creation, a new man. In  2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul speaks of this new creation, which is our spirit, which is the real you. You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. Although most people are only body conscious, God created us as spirit beings.

The mind of man-kind is part of man's soul, along with our will and emotions. The mind is not the spirit of man, therefore it was not re-created when we became Christian's. In order for the mind of man to experience change or transformation we must begin a process called "renewing the mind," according to; Romans 12:2.

The word transform is defined:
     •   To change into another form.
Synonyms for the word transform: change, alter, convert, make over, and renovate.

God wants to renovate your mind, isn't that good news! 
We can all make an appointment at God's spiritual beauty shop (the bible) and get a mind make-over!

When sin entered into the world after man's great transgression, our mind's became corrupt, we no longer thought like God. 
Genesis 6:5 gives a vivid picture of man's mind after the fall. 
·        And God saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 

Our thoughts and imaginations were no longer pure like God's thoughts; they had become tainted, poisoned, defiled through sin. (see Isaiah 55:8)

Renew
•To replace something that is worn, broken, or no longer suitable for use.
•To begin something or doing something again, or be begun again.

Once sin corrupted our minds, infecting our thoughts and imaginations, they were no longer suitable for use by God. God needed to begin again, so,  He gave us access to the mind of Christ through the the new birth and the impartation and revelation of His Word.

James 1:21
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Now that we are back in the family of God we have a right by inheritance to think like our Heavenly Father. The mind now has the liberty to return back to God's original plan for which He created it. God never intended for man to have a confused, stressed, or oppressed mind. God never intended for man-kind to think evil against each other. God never intended for man-kind's mind to be depressed or harassed by thoughts of failure, suicide, low self-esteem, guilt, shame, condemnation, fear, hopelessness,etc. God created our minds to be free from anxieties and fears, His intent was that we have a sound mind. 

God loves you and His desire for you is that your mind would be filled with perfect peace, not chaos and strife. The way that we obtain and maintain a mind filled with perfect peace is by saturating our minds with the Word of God ( read Isaiah 26:3). 

God's Word can Detoxify your mind, ridding it of the deadly toxins produced by sin. God's Word will change the way you think and the things you think about. God's Word will produce an atmosphere of calm in your thought life and create a sanctified  imagination. God's Word will guard your mind from the perpetual elusiveness of fantasy while building a strong foundation of  stability and rest. God's Word will allow you to lie down at night in peace and your sleep will be sweet. 

Come back tomorrow for "The Mind Pt 2"

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