Identity Crisis

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
— Genesis 1:27

We are made in the image of God! Let that sink in! If you have trouble understanding who you are, why you’re here or what your purpose is, Jesus is the answer. I know that may sound too simple but sometimes, simple truths are the most profound. Life doesn't need to be complex. With the help of God and His Word, we can know who we are and why we’re here! 

If you don't understand what your purpose in life is, get to know who God is. John 1:1 says the Word is God Himself (AMP). You have access to the full knowledge of who God is right at your fingertips! The more Word you read, the more knowledge you have about yourself. Why? Because we were created in the image of God. What we find out about God is a direct reflection of who we are and what we can become. 

A flower cannot produce a dog, they weren't created in the same likeness. A flower can only reproduce a flower. John 1:12 says, “To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” You and I are the children of God! We are made like our heavenly Father. Quit calling yourself incapable or not good enough. You belong to a heavenly lineage. Get to know who you are thought Him. Your life will never be the same in Jesus name!

 

Hurricane

35As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.

38Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

39When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”



— Mark 4:35-41

With it being hurricane season I felt impressed to write about the authority you carry. As a believer we’ve been endowed with a responsibility. That responsibility is to do what Jesus did! John 14:12-14 says “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.  You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.  Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

You see it? Anyone who believes can do what Jesus did! Don’t send one more request to a minister, YOU DO IT. Don’t start a prayer chain on Facebook, YOU pray! 1 John 4:17 says “In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As He is in heaven, full of majesty, power and wonder, so ARE WE IN THIS WORLD! You and I are full of God’s power and dominion. All we need to do is activate it with our mouth! Whatever hurricane is brewing command it to be silent and still! You have the power to stop the work of the devil or the work of nature. If Jesus could calm the storm, so can you and I. So, go ahead, tell that storm to cease in Jesus name!

Rooftop Access


Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 
— Romans 5:1-2

 

We were at a hotel not too long ago and I thought I could avoid us having to wait for an elevator so, I took the stairs. At one point there was a large sign that read, Access to Roof Top. I, of course, tried to open it but the door was locked, you needed a card to unlock the door. Did you know so many of us want to get to a high place in life, the roof top, if you will…with no luck at alI. Why? You need an access card. 

Faith is your access card to glory. Faith is the only way God can intervene in your affairs. Faith is the only entry point that will allow God to move in the miraculous. Remember when Jesus went to His hometown and could do nothing? Why? “And because of their unbelief, he couldn't do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them.” Mark 6:5. Their UNBELIEF stopped Jesus from doing anything miraculous! 

If you’ve allowed fear to grip you or have replaced faith for “common sense”, God cannot move. That’s why even the tiniest amount of faith can make a mountain move! Faith alone, with no doubt or fear muddled in can overcome the impossible! It’s not too late. It’s not impossible. It’s not the end! Have faith in God!

Back To School Prayer - Divine Assistance

As we prepare for this upcoming school year, we MUST pray for our children. It’s important to take time out of our hectic schedules to cover them with prayer and blessings. Don’t do this alone, have them be a part of it. Do it as a family! Our children are very intuitive. When they start the school year being consecrated to God, they will directly connect favor and blessing to Him! 

In preparation of this new season, maximize the growth by teaching them things far more valuable then mathematic, english or gymnastics. Make time for Jesus! Study His Word! Talk about His Word. You only have them for a few short years before they begin life on their own. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

With a new school year, introduce new habits. Start the day praying for them and reading the Word. On the way to school, listen to the preaching of God’s Word or praise music. Remember what Joshua 1:8 says, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

If you develop these habits in your life, you and your children will experience the move of God like never before! 

 

The Prayer of Divine Assistance:

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,

“This is the way, walk in it,”

Whenever you turn to the right hand

Or whenever you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21

 

“Heavenly Father, thank you for_________________,

As they begin this new school year may your voice be their continual lead and guide. Let every step they take be ordained by You. As we seek Your will in all we do, thank You for showing us which path to take. Thank you that my children won’t be lost. Thank you for your hand at work in their lives. Thank you that they won’t ever wonder what their purpose in life is. From this moment forward, thank you for leading my children in the perfect path they should take. When the enemy tries to tempt them, thank you that Your powerful voice will arise and show them the way out! May they always hear your voice in all they do. 

We bless them. We bless the school. We bless the student body. Thank you for showering us with blessing and favor!

In Jesus name we pray! AMEN”

Peace With Your Enemy

When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
— Proverbs 16:7

The sign of you becoming a spiritual super hero is not at the stake of losing your peace with man. There are many people who think having more “haters” is a sign of their spiritual growth. The Bible does say that this world will HATE you as it hated Jesus (John 15:18-19) but it also instructs us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44). 

The glorious promise made in Proverbs, is that when our ways please God, He makes even the worst enemy be at peace with us! If our motives are pure before the Lord, if we continue to do what His Word commands, PEACE will fill our lives. 

Have you seen what’s taking place in our world? There's an assignment made from wicked people to cause division and hatred among us! The problem doesn't lie in the color of our skin or what part of town you live in, the problem is in the heart. This world is chock-full of people who need the love of God shed abroad in their hearts. That’s what you’re here for! That’s what I’m here for. Maybe people don't like that I’m Christian, a Puerto Rican or a female, WHO CARES!? My job is to love people, pray for my enemies and make sure my ways are pleasing to The Master. When I do that, God’s peace overtakes my life. 

Psalm 23:6 says, “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life”. That's the sign of someone who's connected with God! Goodness and mercy follows them. Peace goes with them wherever they go. Is it any wonder our crusades, that are in some of the worst, most violent places in the USA, are breeding grounds for revival and miracles of God? Our ways please God, so, regardless of what the schemes of the devil are behind closed doors, there’s peace! Receive that peace today! Forgive those who hate you and begin to love and pray for them!

Total Eclipse 2017

“Then, after doing all those things,

I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your old men will dream dreams,

and your young men will see visions.

In those days I will pour out my Spirit

even on servants—men and women alike.

And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth—

blood and fire and columns of smoke.

The sun will become dark,

and the moon will turn blood red

before that great and terriblef day of the LORD arrives.

But everyone who calls on the name of the LORD

will be saved,

for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape,

just as the LORD has said.

These will be among the survivors

whom the LORD has called.
— Joel 2:28-32

 

 

There’s no doubt about it. We are living in the last hour of the last days! For those who are redeemed, there’s nothing to fear. If, however, you need to give your life to Jesus, YOU MUST DO IT NOW! The signs of the times are here and we are the generation living right before the return of Jesus! (Matthew 24). We are those who will be an eye witness to or a part of the rapture of the Church. 

For that reason, we must live accordingly and tell people about Jesus! You don't have to be ashamed of the Gospel or shy about what you believe. Are you living in the same world I am? People believe in some CRAAAAZZZYYY stuff. Now’s not the time to buy an AK-47, powdered milk and go hide under a rock. Now is the time to let your light shine BRIGHT! Things might look bleak in the World, but there’s never a down season for the Redeemed! Have you told someone about Jesus? Have you told someone about what He’s done for your life? Now’s the time! Post it on your Facebook page and SHARE! Call a friend. Tell a stranger! Time is running out! 

 

Work Hard To Prove You're Saved


7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.



8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.



10 So, dear brothers and sisters,work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.

— 2 Peter 1:7-10

 

 

7 and in your godliness, brotherly affection, and in your brotherly affection, [develop Christian] love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit]. 
— 2 Peter 1:7 AMP

Being godly, kind and loving are the three qualities that bring this passage to a close. These aren’t things we have to “work” at or things that we can choose to do or not do. If you want to live a frustrated free life, these are things we must apply to our lives RIGHT NOW! It doesn't matter how you feel, or what’s been done. We must choose to OBEY God’s Word in order to see a life full victory and joy! Amen?!

Godliness embodies your actions and thoughts. The moment the Word of God comes alive in your Spirit, it overtakes your mind and actions. What used to be a difficult thing, comes naturally. When you encounter God’s love through His Word, an overflow happens. That overflow trickles into every aspect of your life. Which is why it’s lead with “brotherly affection”. This brotherly affection in another version is called kindness. Do you know how many believers I meet that claim they love God but show no kindness! It’s crazy! 

Your brotherly affection is what draws people to God. Your warmth and kindness have everything to say about the relationship you have with our Creator. Those who claim they love God and are harsh or mean spirited, have never allowed God’s love to penetrate their very being. IF you’ve ever experience this kind of God love, it makes the hardest heart soft and supple. God’s love exposes every dark corner in our lives and opens wide every door we want shut! It humbles you. It helps you. It makes you appreciate the sacrifice Jesus paid on the cross. It makes you a person who embodies it. It creates an urgency to share it.

When we’re godly, we show brotherly affection, and when we show this kindness, we begin to love. The Amplified Bible says it best, “love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit].” When you get to a place where you learn to unselfishly see the best for others and do things to benefit them with NOT STRINGS ATTACHED, you’ve loved.

Look at verses 8-10! “The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.10 So, dear brothers and sisters,work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.” 

Did I read that correctly or did that just say “Do these things, and you will never fall away?” Yeap, I read that and so did you.

These are things we grow in and as we grow in them, our knowledge of God increases and makes us MORE USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE. But if we ignore these things, we risk failure!! I don't want to be shortsighted or blind and neither do you. So, lets WORK HARD to prove we’ve been called! There’s a work that needs to be done in all of us to PROVE, we are Believers. Never forget that. “It’s not about works”, they say. In regards to salvation that’s true, but after you get saved there’s a work you do to PROVE to God and the human race that you’re saved. Let’s work harder than ever to apply these truths to our lives. In Jesus name! 

 

Know It, Act On It And Patiently Endure!

5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[a] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.
— 2 Peter 1:5-10

The major reason people backslide or live constantly frustrated in their walk with God is —knowledge. If you ask your unsaved loved ones if they love God, the answer’s always a ‘yes’. But your feelings have very little to do with love. People will go their whole lives talking about how much they love God, but if they never took time to profess Him as Lord and Savior, it was all for nothing. Love requires an action.

In 2 Peter 1:6 it says, “and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness”. Your knowledge comes from the Word of God and is then expressed through your self control. You can’t claim to love God while having sex with your boy/girlfriend. You can’t say you love God without going to church on Sunday! There’s a direct correlation between the knowledge of God’s Word and the action you take to implement it in your life! Those who love God obey, they do what the Word of God says! (John 14:23)

Is it any wonder the Bible gives us these instructions in Galatians 6:9? “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” There’s a tendency to give up and quit doing what is right! That’s where patient endurance comes in. 

People live a roller coaster life having ups and downs every year and it’s because they GAVE UP. If you have the knowledge, have obeyed God’s Word but haven't seen a great breakthrough, DEVELOP YOUR PATIENCE! The time for throwing in the towel is NEVER. (If you’re called to ministry, pay close attention to this!) Most people will walk away from God’s will because they never exercised patient endurance. They were called to ministry but never had an open door, so they took a job in sales to pay for their bills. Then they meet someone they were never supposed to meet, get married and start their lives no where near the will of God!  See how quickly a life can go astray if you aren't PATIENT!?

Don’t give up. BE PATIENT. Things might look like their not moving, remain steady! Apply God’s knowledge to your everyday life and patiently endure the perfect will of God to unravel! In Jesus' name!

Act On The Word

"As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble

-2 Peter 1:3-10

 

 

"In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge" 

-2 Peter 1:5

 

That word supplement means "something that completes or enhances something else when added to it." So God wants us  to enhance our faith so that it's made COMPLETE!  How? By giving all diligence to virtue or moral excellence. 

This generation has a really messed up view of what morality is. Anything that makes you feel good goes. Because there's so little knowledge of the Word, it leads to a world full of chaos and confusion. Instead of the Bible being the guide or standard, people use their feelings instead. 

Too many people are fueled by feeling instead of God's Word. Is it any wonder we live in a day where there's so much hatred and confusion? The Bible says we must live with moral excellence.

We must be diligent about living our lives according to the Word of God in thoughts, speech and conduct. These godly attributes reflect the image of God!

To this we add KNOWLEDGE. You can't be like God if you haven't spent time in His Word. You can't know a person without first gaining knowledge of what they're like! It's not possible! 

These are the basic, practical steps to living a life of victory and free from backsliding. Get in the Word and study what God loves and hates! Get in the Word and increase the knowledge of who God is and why He does things! If you want to live from victory to victory, apply theses truths to your life! You can't get breakthrough if your actions don't reflect the Word of God! Act like you're Holy! Act like you're wealthy! Act like you're healthy! Act like you're free and full of joy!

Escape Decay!

As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble
— 2 Peter 1:3-10
By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.
— 2 Peter 1:4 AMPC

God’s Word is POWERFUL! There’s enough dynamite in one scripture to blow up every problem sent from hell! Did you know when you read and learn about God, He makes you a shareholder of His divine nature? That’s the purpose of you being here on the earth! God doesn't want you to go through the same problems everyone goes through!  It’s called “being saved” for a reason!

 

Scripturally, upon salvation you were saved from eternal damnation but it did not stop there. The word saved is translated “sozo” in the greek which means… “to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction; to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health.” To be saved is to be made whole FULLY; spirit, body and mind! 

 

The promise of verse 4 is contingent on the knowledge of God as stated in the previous verse! You can escape from the corruption, rottenness and decay of this world because you share in the God’s divine nature! The DNA that flows through you is no longer yours, it’s shared with God! No cancer, no addiction, no macular degeneration can live under the potency of God’s blood running through your veins! You are now ONE with Christ Jesus! What isn't allowed to permeate God’s body cannot permeate yours! Hallelujah! 

 

Don’t stop reading the Word! Read another chapter right now! Allow God’s Word to heal your body once and for all, in Jesus name! No more set backs! No more digression!

No More Digression

 "as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;"

-2 Peter 1:3-10

I love to break down the scriptures to give us more insight as to how to apply them to our lives. I want you to read 2 Peter 1:3-10 for the next few days. As we break these powerful scriptures down, you'll gain insight as to why it's so important to backslide proof your life.  

Backsliding doesn't just mean outright sinning. When you backslide, you digress. There are a lot of people who experience frustrations in their lives because they haven't backslide proof their lives! If you had a sickness or disease come back on you after being healed by God, this ones for you! If you've had trouble staying connected with God for longer than 3 months, this one's for you! 

The first scripture we'll look at is verse 3.  "as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue". All things were given to us so that we might live abundant lives and be godly! Abundant life has no sickness, grief, problems, ongoing addictions, or lack of any kind. Godliness makes us act and think like God! 

All these things were made available to us through the KNOWLEDGE of Him who called us! You see that!? You live a frustrated backsliden lifestyle because your knowledge of God was WEAK! Let today be the day you take back all you've lost. Make today be the last day you turn your back on God. It's not God's fault He didn't intervene in your affairs, it's yours!! In order for you to have everything pertaining to life and godliness, you must have the knowledge of Him who gave it to you!! Start there friend. Read a chapter of Gods Word everyday! Start now!

Perfection Has Limitations

Even perfection has its limits, but your commands have no limits.

— Psalm 119:96 

The human kind of perfection has its limitations. The best pastor could let you down. The best doctors can tell you there’s no hope for your situation. The best spouse can walk away from it all. The works of man will undoubtedly, regardless of how perfect it may seem, have limitations. Our God’s commands, however, have no limits. 

When God speaks, it overrides everything that would seem natural to us. His commands have no boundaries, expiration dates or biases. If God commanded you to be healed, nothing in heaven, earth or hell can limit the results. If God commanded you to be full of joy, it’s not restricted to a certain demographic or region. If you feel like your case is impossible, tell the devil to shut his mouth and remind yourself of what Psalm 119:36 says. When things look bleak remember Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” 

Don’t you dare put God in a box! If you’ve received a prophecy, a dream or a vision of what’s to come, don't talk yourself out of it! YOU may be limited but NOT OUR GOD. In one day He took the Israelites out a 400 year captivity! 400 YEARS in ONE DAY! Do you get that?! You may not have the money, but God’s resources are l i m i t l e s s ! Jeremiah 17:5 says, “This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.” 

It doesn't benefit you ANYTHING to lean on the arm of man. Turn to God! Trust in Him. Obey Him. Rely on His limitless power! In Jesus’ name!

Restitution!

So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.

1 Cor 15:45-49

Restitution is defined as “the restoration of something to its original state.” When you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, you accepted the key to unlock heaven. All heavenly access has been granted to you. What’s in heaven? No sickness, no addiction, no disease, no sadness, no depression, no lack, no fear, no hurt, no pain, and no problems. In heaven your body works perfectly. In heaven there’s total peace and joy in abundance. In heaven there’s no worries or doubts. In heaven you hear clearly. What a glorious place heaven is! 

You can, right now, tap into heaven! Why? Because you bear the image of Jesus Christ. He is the access key to your total restitution. Whatever your need may be, God will bring restitution. A marriage, your heart, your hearing, your kidney, your back or maybe all of the above. God will restore it to its ORIGINAL state. The original state in heaven is perfection. Receive that into your body today! Perfect heavenly restitution for all you need. Lift up your hands and receive that life giving flow today. BE RESTORED! From the top of your head down to the soles of your feet! In Jesus’ name!

God Will Vindicate You!

Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.”

Then the king said, “Hang him on it!”

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.

Esther 7:9-10

 

We’ve all read the story of Esther but for some reason this scripture stood out to me. God is a good God and the best vindicator you could ever ask for. If you’re going through something right now, remember this story. Not only was evil Haman hung on the gallows he prepared for Mordecai, days before he had to go around the city chanting, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor” about the very same man he sought to destroy! (Esther 6:11) Mordecai sat pretty on the kings horse, while wearing the kings robes, looking down with a smile at his enemy being put to shame. 

Whatever the devil has prepared for you or your family, whatever evil attack is being forged against you, GOD IS YOUR VINDICATOR!

Did you know Mordecai didn't have to plot some evil scheme against his enemy? He just sat back and watched God come to his aid. If the devil is attacking you, if you know there’s things being done in secret to stop the plan of God in your life, remember who you serve. 

Luke 8:17 says, “For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.”  Proverbs 26:27 reveals to us that, “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.” Exodus 15:3 describes the One we serve as, “The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.” 

God delights in you and gets creative about defeating your enemies! War is declared on every enemy represented in your life today! Every evil plot is exposed and brought to nothing! Every thing the devil sent to weaken your body is removed NOW, In Jesus’ name! All you have to do is sit back, smile and KNOW God goes before you! So, SMILE baby SMILE!

 

 

 

 

No Word, Mo' Problems

So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me.
-John 6:53-57

Most people encounter problems because they stop eating. Eating, the Word of God. In John 6:57 the Word says that you will live and this kind of living is more abundant living. This kind of life supersedes every attack of the devil: in your finances, in your health, and in your family. But, this kind of LIFE, is contingent upon one thing; you must partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.

John 1:1 reveals that God is his Word! So when we partake of the Word, we partake of His flesh! You continue to have setbacks or continue to be plagued in your body and these are the tell-all signs that there is insufficient Word consumption.

I challenge you today to get in the Word. Make time for the Word. Let everything else take a backseat to the reading of God’s Word. If you’re not serious about studying the Word, you’re not serious about your breakthrough.

3 Things That Will Hold Back Your Breakthrough

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" 

-Galatians 6:9

 

If pay day was on the 30th most people walk away on the 29th! Did you know there's a war happening right now? There are active agents sent to destroy your health, peace, joy and destiny! The devil knows the potential inside of you is so great, that he'll throw any and everything in your path to stop you! I've seen and heard stories of people who were on the brink of their breakthroughs but something got in their way. 

Here are the 3 things the devil will throw at you right before your breakthrough. 

 

1. Worry About Money

The Bible instructs us to never worry about money. Worrying about anything will zap the faith inside of you. When you worry, you question the integrity of God's Word! If God is telling you the next step, don't convince yourself out of it by worrying about finances!  If He called you to do it, He'll provide for it!

2. Fear 

The step toward breakthrough is one you've never taken before. If you want to continue to move forward, you'll have to enter into a territory you've never step foot in. You'll be stretched, you may feel uncomfortable, you may feel like you're not good enough, who cares!!?? Is it any wonder that the devil plagues our minds with thoughts of fear? Resist the devil and He will flee from you! (James 4:7)  Command the fear to go and secure your thoughts with the Word of God. Don't allow for the devil to steal your destiny by making you scared of it.

3. Bodily Attack

Whether it's on you or one of your family members, this attack will happen to get your focus   askew. Don't you dare hesitate. Don't take time off to accommodate the sickness instead of doing what God's called you to do. Grab that bottle of Anointing oil and slather it all over! Then do what the Word says in 1 Peter 5:7, cast THE WHOLE of your cares on God. Not some, all! Then get in the Word.

Staying in the Word of God is what will continue to keep us full of faith for the day of battle. We mustn't lay it down for anything in the world! Hebrews 4:11 says, "So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall." That place of rest is only accessed by the amount of time we stay in the Word and prayer. Get back up and get your breakthrough! In Jesus' name!

Making Room For The Devil

Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.

— John 5:40

There are too many Christians putting up with the devil's mess. We must be fiercely protecting all the things Jesus died on the cross for. We get used to the pain. We manage with having just enough to meet our need. We take medication to cope with our fear and anxiety. Enough is enough! Don't tolerate the devil, run to JESUS!

We have to guard against the enemy on a DAILY basis. It’s not enough to pray for you and your family once a month at a church prayer gathering. We must live our lives as though there's an enemy looking to destroy us…because there is! 1 Peter 5:8 says “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” He’s coming for those who live their lives carelessly. 

Bishop David Oyedepo often states life must be lived as warfare, not fun-fare! So what’s the enemy? What does it look like? John 10:10 states “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” Anything in your life that comes to steal, kill or destroy you is YOUR ENEMY!

Are you staying awake at night not knowing how you’re going to pay the bills? Anything that STEALS your joy or STEALS your peace is sent from HELL. Is there cancer that’s ravaging your body? Anything that’s sent to KILL you and give you an early expiration date is sent from HELL. Are you in a constant argument with your children or spouse? Turmoil, confusion, and unrest are all things sent from HELL to DESTROY you! Anything sent from hell is an ENEMY. 

Recognize everything in your life that’s causing you stress, heartache and/or pain. Now stand against it and rebuke it! Send it back to hell in Jesus name! Don’t make room for the devil and his antics. Don’t tolerate the enemy in your house one more minute! Rise up and take action. In Jesus name!

The Remedy For Fear & Doubt


I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
— Psalm 34:4

 


It’s not enough to have one meal to sustain you your whole life. I was listening to a minister say that every believer should read three chapters a day and 5 chapters on Sunday. When you make the reading of the Word of God a habit, it gives you a robust spirit, full of ammo and insight to life’s problems. 

If you feel like you've been pushed down or attacked, it’s time to step up your Bible reading life. Just like anything you make a habit of, it starts to affect your body. Reading the Word of God on daily basis hoards off fear and doubt from settling into your mind. 
You can make running a daily task and you’ll complete it. You can make gardening something you do every day and there won’t be any opposition. Reading the Bible, however, will incur the greatest attack because the devil knows how effective it is!!

If you can spend three hours on Facebook, you can read three chapters a day! Don’t let anything deter you from doing it. Three chapters a day will keep the fear away! Now, GO AND READ!

Teach & Command Your Family

19 For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him.
— Genesis 18:19 AMPC

God’s promises for greatness are contingent with how you raise your children. Did you know one of the reasons God blessed Abraham was because he could command his children to serve God? Not only did Abraham raise his children to fear the Lord, he raised all the sons of his house to keep the way of the Lord! That takes some serious authority! 

 

If you want God’s promises or His miraculous power to flow through your life, how have you been raising your children? Is it optional for them to go to church? Does ballet or baseball come before youth group or a church night? If the people under your command have no fear of God, how can God trust you with big things? 

 

Genesis 18:19 is clear about why God could bring Abraham what He had promised him. It was because Abraham could TEACH and COMMAND his children to serve Him. Let that sink in. It’s not enough to teach your kids about God, you must command them to do it! There is no opting out with the things of God. You must set the precedence that your family WILL go to heaven! Teach them and command them to adhere to the Word of God. Take time in family Bible study. That is your domain, you must lead the way!


When God sees you can raise your family with the fear of the Lord, everything you’ve been waiting for will swiftly come to pass!

Salad Vs. Meat


There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.
— Hebrews 5:11-14

 

If the only source of “food” you feed your spirit comes from a worship CD, you have yourself a problem. After traveling to different places outside of North America, I encountered the same observation. The churches that were thriving had their emphasis on the preaching of the Word of God.
Music is important and necessary but it in no way takes the place of the preaching of God’s Word. In our generation, we see a service with a heavy worship set and little Word. Unfortunately, it only produces starving Christians. They say all the things a Christian should say. They lift up their hands and worship the way Christians should worship but behind the scenes live no different than any unsaved person. When temptation comes, they succumb to it. When an attack comes, they backslide. Why? NO WORD. 

If you choose a church only because it has good music, you’re eating a salad. You have enough to sustain you every now and again, but when the devil comes, you’ll have no strength to fight him. Can you imagine eating a salad twice a week?! You’ll certainly faint in the day of adversity! Proverbs 24:10 says, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” The way to get strength is through God’s Word. Psalm 119:28 says, “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” Your strength comes from KNOWING what the Bible says. 

The Word is the meat you eat to sustain your faith. You must hunger for it. You have to ingest it every day to build up your spirit man. Allow it to transform your life! Don’t be a Salad Christian, be Meat Christian. Live holy and blamelessly (2 Peter 3:11) because Jesus is coming back very VERY soon.