Praise God from whom all blessings flow

I had been given a heavy blow the other day and it got me side tracked, slightly. Satan hits us where it can really hurt, and if there is someone who you get support from who helps you, then that relationship makes a perfect target. It hurt, it still hurts, but my troubles have never stopped God’s faithfulness. This is why we need to be surrendered, Satan will try us like he tried Job if God allows him, and God will allow hardships to test us. He will test if our love is true, but even more he shakes us to wake us up. His word promises to shake the earth (us) so that anything that is not of him will be destroyed.

And these words, “yet once more,” signifieth the removing of those things which can be shaken, such as things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain

Hebrews 12:27

So the final product should make us glad because our trials are like the refiners fire 🔥. If it ain’t the Lord, then it isn’t worth my time or devotion. That is why the Lord allows it.

Yet we praise God despite the hurt. We praise him because what he has is enough. We can count the blessings he has given to us. He has forgiven us. He has revealed himself to us. What I truly value about him is that people come and people go but the Lord always remains faithful,yes I Praise him in the deepest valley. I thank him in the desert. I trust him amidst the storm.

Not my will be done but yours be done father. Why so downcast, oh my soul, why grieve and worry and why be afraid. Someone else might abandon you but I will still provide for you. Hunger for my righteousness and I will make you warm. 1000 reasons to praise and believe in the goodness of God amidst the storm.

Feeling a lot of peace after some deliverance

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43:5

I will yet praise him for sure, I’m in love with you my savior and my God 🙌

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So Much Peace

I’m back to filtering my thoughts through the word of God. Every once in a while I get a little demon try to attach itself to my thoughts, but when I am focused on Jesus, which is the truth they don’t stay around long.

It amazes me that even Christians shirk at the talk of demons. They want to believe that demons are just an occasional side note, that they are haunting a person’s house, or they are all in hell, or they are only hanging around devil worshippers, or they might occasionally possess a poor wretched soul.

But that isn’t what the bible says, and those who won’t see their problems for what they are will be deceived. Atheist, Buddhist, devil worshipper and Saint. The word makes it clear that our war is not with flesh and blood (2 corinthians 10:4-5) but with demons who rule the air aka earth and who work in every disobedient soul ephesians 2:2 Saint and sinner alike. This isn’t about good person vs bad person, but it’s about being one with the word of God. Being one with the word is being one with Jesus and truth.

Truth is that there is only one way to get rid of demons, and that is to slash them with truth by power of the holy spirit. We are to take authority over our beliefs and not just eat on any belief that we hold. If it is contrary to the truth then it is a web of lies called a strong hold. The way to get rid of demonic webs is to look at Jesus and meditate on his word of truth.

Amen lord give us eyes to see the truth. He keeps in perfect peace he who’s mind is stayed on him

Isaiah 26:3King James Version

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

We are told that our weapons are not carnal (human) but rather they are mighty to the pulling down strongholds which we do by casting down the lies and speaking to our minds and others truth

Some think they cannot overcome evil spirits unless they have a priest come but that is not what the bible says. The bible says that we have to attack them at thought level, that we must filter all our thoughts through the truth of God’s word. If we receive Jesus as our savior then we have all the authority that we need because through Jesus Satan was already overcome. We just remind Satan that we know who is boss. We do this by resisting his lies, speaking the truth and telling him to go. But don’t get in a power struggle with satanic spirits, rather focus on Jesus who is truth.

Philippians 4:8

English Standard Version

" Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things"

With Jesus all things are possible to those who believe, and it is by the truth that we overcome.

We know we are free when we have peace, joy, freedom from fear, worry, anger, malice and more. In Jesus which is the word of life (John 1:14) we have been given every spiritual blessing and we are seated with him in heavenly realms far above every power, spiritual authority and we have the power to overcome (Ephesians 1:20-21, Ephesians 2:6-7).

Put away the former things

Last year I had been set free from many fears, and also many toxic people. The Lord had given me a word from psalm 34:19 promising me that he would deliver me from all that troubled me. Then I saw a vision of him coming to me as a consuming fire and when he came upon me it was almost too much to bear, to be so close to his holy anger, but it was due to having a revelation of his love that I could endure. I also knew that his consuming fire would burn away all that caused me pain. I knew that anyone who caused me problems would regret it. This work that he began with me began from within me. God had began giving me revelations of how he saw my deepest thoughts and feelings and that those very things were what he cared about. I began to understand this past year how much God genuinely cares about us. This is where faith comes from. This is what Jesus spoke of when he told us not to be afraid or anxious about anything and then he spoke about the birds in the air and the lillies in the field, how neither of those creations strive for anything yet God still cares for them. This is the understanding that Jesus had when he touched people and they got healed. This was the love for people that he had when he died for them and forgave them. So I also experienced much rejection this past year from even spirit filled friends who even though were anointed and favored, also had their flaws. God showed me that again those who know him also stumble and fail. He removed everyone from my life who was unhealthy for me, whether they were gossiping about me or they were discouraging to me in some shape or form. I had identify with the scripture that said that God can make the rocks praise him, well he can also bring up the right friends from those rocks. The most impactful lesson I learned was to sit at Jesus feet and not rely on opinions of someone else, or on projects or anything else other than the words from his mouth to feed me. I was so weighed down by the words, thoughts, and opinions of other people that it was not making God happy. Even well meaning people, and he led me to just unfriend many and at the moment it was a little scary but later I felt the relief and understood even more why it was necessary. I learned about soul ties and how soul ties with anything or anybody outside the Lord’s guidance can truly weigh on the soul. I had an unhealthy relationship with a Christian man who looked good on paper in some ways but who was hurting me with his head games and it was poison for me. I finally let him go. Then I met my soul mate. We are courting and I am so happy to have met the man who God intended for me to be with. Yesterday as I prayed to the Lord about recent mistakes I had made he spoke to me and said, forget the former things. Forget the past mistakes you make. Forget the past ways of thinking and being and believing. Sometimes we are not called to figure out or fix but to let go and embrace God’s newness of life and his great mercy. Amen he has great things in store for me. I also submitted my first book for publishing and I was supposed to have my first copies by now. I expected them in November but I still don’t have them yet. I suppose I wasn’t meant to publish it until this year. I’m working on my second book as well.

The Fear of the Lord

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).  In my spiritual journey I have come to the knowledge of many types of fears.  I have had fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of exposure, fear of dying and going to hell- oh but wait, that is not the fear of the Lord.  That is called a Spirit of fear and condemnation which is a demon (2 Timothy 1:7).  There are all kinds of demonic fears that lead us to anxiety and torment.  There are religious spirits that do as we were told not to do in Galatians 3, and that is to attempt to walk out this Christian life style, that first began in faith by the Spirit, now in the flesh (Galatians 3:10-11).  That is also rooted in the spirit of fear and condemnation, and it is a righteousness gained by flesh with a “self-righteous” stamp of approval on it.  There is a curse that comes to those who try to gain acceptance or admittance into the Kingdom of heaven through keeping the law, because it says that those who are relying on the law for approval are under a curse, and that they must keep the entire law if they are to succeed.  This is where the demonic stronghold of fear comes in, that leads to fruits contrary to the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is joy, peace, and true righteousness.  Instead this person produces pride, judgment, and a yo-yo yoke of approval from the Lord because they are only in peace when they are strong in their flesh, all the while the word tells us that it isn’t until we have become weak that we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10).  The truth is that our strength isn’t of us at all, and it has absolutely nothing to do with us.  It has been and ever will be only found in God’s mercy and grace, because it was bought by the Christ dying on the cross.  Then we have the true fear of the Lord, which in reality isn’t fear at all, making the religious fearful (1 John 4:18).  This fear understands that it is free to do whatever it wants, but it knows that the only true way is God’s.  That is the fear of the Lord.  It doesn’t cause anxiety.  It doesn’t torment us with the kingdom of hell dangling before our eyes as our lot the moment we mess us.  Rather, it says that I don’t want to displease God.  I want to do right by him.  He will never force me to do right by him, and I have the responsibility of choice.  What will I chose today?  It is the understanding that only I can mess things up by making the wrong choice.  The consequence being that I might miss out on the promise that was meant to be enjoyed.  I don’t want to work and sweat on the land of desert and only gain a thistle.  I want to enter into the green land full of milk and honey where I can find rest.  That is what the fear of the Lord is.  It is one that sees that we only have one life to live, and what we risk is missing out on the best.  It is missing out on the opportunity to fellowship with the master of the universe, and to lose my soul in the process.  It is trying to gain the world, but losing my soul.  Fearing God is the beginning of wisdom.  Fearing God means that we truly believe in him and that we act on it.  It is our faith that will make us or break us in the end.  If we know what is right and at the end of the day do not do it, then by our own conscience we will stand condemned.  It is not necessarily God who will do it.  We will do it to ourselves.  I think the biggest punishment will be seeing the God we turned away from with complete knowledge, and understanding in fullness how bad we failed.  It will be our regret.  This is the fear of the Lord that is where all wisdom begins.

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