The reason why a lot of us are falling into deception and other Satanic attacks is not because we do not know that Satan is real. It’s because we do not truly know the gravity of who Satan actually is! If we falsely believe in the illusion that we can just sit down and relax, then you are joining the wrong fight! Spiritual warfare is very real, and it is not just a horror film. Today, I challenge you to pray to the Lord, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you gain the spiritual vision you need to survive this lifelong battle. The Lord Rebuke thee, Satan, for our weapons are not carnal, but spiritual, fighting for the kingdom of the light!
Tonight, before you retire and go to bed for the night, reflect on the tasks you have accomplished to enhance your productivity, and glorify the work of Jesus. Tomorrow is another chance to continue that great work, or improve on the work you have started. Rest your bodies, saturate your mind with the water of the Word, and always be open to God-ordained dreams that speak to your spirit, and teach valuable lessons you will cherish in your daily journey. Do not allow Satan to cloud your mind with dark thoughts that serve to tear down and deterriate your spiritual and personal wellbeing, belittling you with condemnation and hatred. However, when times like these arise, they can serve two purposes: To destroy and hinder your faith and your God-given joy and passion for Jesus, or take you to the next level of Heaven’s ladder of wisdom and excellence. Amen!
First and foremost, I hope you and your family are having a nice weekend. I hope you are taking time out of the day to enjoy the scenery of a hot and humid summer. (Slushies, anyone?)
This week, our nation will be taking the time to pause and commemorate the life and legacy of George Floyd, who was tragically stripped of his life because of a justice system that is founded on systemic racism and police brutality two years ago. While many, if not all of us, have attempted to deny the existence of prejudice and racism, and shy away from confronting the sins of our forefathers who have enslaved us and used the very words of Jesus himself to justify the unjust treatness of black and marginalized men and women in this country, we must be willing to call out and rebuke the system, and those who partake in its many evils that all sum up to the generational sins of enslavement and oppression, rooted in a spirit of hatred, superiority, and animosity.
As a community of faith who firmly stands by the core values of Jesus Christ, we continue to see how the sins of police brutality and systemic racism has had a destructive impact on our school communities, our nation, and the body of Christ. As Apostle DoQuine Greene once stated, every ungodly thought, word, deed, or motive that lingers into our hearts is an invitation for a man to form a covenant with Satan, and we must expose those who continue to do evil against God and His children, through our authority to decipher and destroy the work of the kingdom of Satan. Sadly, our forefathers have made a covenant with Satan — not for blood sacrifice or what we associate with the occult, but a covenant of cold-blooded murder, pressuring the coming generation to cover up their vile deeds against the African-American community. It’s a covenant that is now polluting our justice systems. It tries to convince us that we no longer need to examine, nonetheless teach our youth, the history of slavery, the KKK, and the sacrifices that activists and churches have made, as long as we do not contribute to the act today. But, we all share the guilt of this generational sin.
Even if justice is not restored to the Floyd family by our systems, we believe that God is our ultimate Judge, and will bring justice to those who have wronged us. However, we must be willing to do our part, and share a nationwide responsibility to seek reparation and unlearn the many prejudices we have learned and have been taught by this ungodly system.
Theme: A Call For Communal Accountability and Repentance
This year, as we pay tribute to Floyd and many other families who have been a victim of the epidemic of racism, I believe that a theme that the Holy Spirit wants us to ponder on is the theme of accountability and repentance on a community and global level. This year, you will view a collection of prayers, poems, some art, music, and, most importantly, a call to examine our lives, our beliefs, and our conduct, holding to the belief that sin is a universal issue that calls forth a shared responsibility: To repent, restore, learn, grow, and educate.
This week, let us pause and reflect on the gravity of the pain our nation has witnessed at the height of lockdown, and commit ourselves to learn from this tragedy: Not only through discussion and protest, but by showing the world an example of love, humility, and forgiveness, just as Christ has displayed through His Earthly ministry, and His death and ressurection as atonement for even the gravest sins of man.
Question To Ponder On This Week
As a citizen of my country, and as an ambassador of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, how have I (in word, thought, or deed) been a contributor to the generational sins of enslavement and oppression as we see in our criminal justice system? Am I truly setting a solid example by demonstrating Godly love, humility, and forgiveness, and not harboring prejudice or hatred in my heart?
Preparations for the commemoration will begin tomorrow, with the final version being released Wednesday at 11 AM. You are more than welcome to contribute to this protest however the Holy Spirit leads you to. Please feel free to send us your contributions via email (contact information can be found on this link). We would appreciate if your portions be sent before 8 PM on Tuesday to allow time to finalize and polish everything before being published live.
I pray that we will all continue to pray for our brethren, love each other, and grow in our relationship with Jesus. Let us prepare our hearts and minds for this sacred and solemn occasion of mourning and reflection, and remember the joy of brotherly love and hope in the treasures of Heaven.
Sister In Christ,
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I know of many young people who have been stuck in a wallowing cycle of not knowing their true identity. I pray that this powerful temimony will inspire someone to be assured of their identity as children of the Most High God.
You are all valuable and precious beings in the sight of God. It doesn’t matter how bad your past may have been. I believe the failure to come to a realization of our identity as children of God is why many Christians (and non-Christians) go down the road of deep depression and rebellion. Satan wants to steal the light that God has engraved within your soul. If he can get you to wallow around in a fictitious place of being like a superstar instead of the person God wants to be, he will do so. Satan will sow in a spirit of condemnation and self-hatred, telling you that you will never measure up until you come out on top. God wants to use you as a mighty influence to someone. The fact that you can make a difference to just one human on this Earth is a huge blessing. I encourage you to rest in the everlasting love that God continues to pour out to you, and the grace He offers for you to be a citizen of Heaven.
We are always available if you ever need someone to talk to. We would be more than willing to comfort you and encourage you every step of the way.
Let us continue to bring forth the message of and Gospel to the nations as we fight the good fight against Satan! 🙂
Sometimes it seems that we just can’t listen to each other’s problems or to our preacher’s sermons. Listening to each other is the best way to get along with each other, yet there are so many problems between couples and countries all over the world. Most of those problems could be solved if we could put our pride and our attitudes on a shelf and sit down like adults and talk and listen to each other!
This would solve many if not most of the world’s problems, but it seems that when pride gets in the way and our attitudes become broiled in the juices of envy and hatred, then our ears and the ability to listen to each other becomes cut off or stopped up. Believe me, Satan has his hand and his followers all in the middle of these conflicts, whether it is between a man and woman trying to make their marriage work or between political parties in a country!
Our ears, spiritually and physically, become muddled to the point that we don’t hear what we should and we hear only part of what we shouldn’t. Which causes more misunderstandings and problems and it just gets worse from there, like a wet snowball rolling downhill. Pretty soon the problem or the snowball is so big that it can’t be fixed or stopped by just one person!
Jesus listened with His ears and with His heart and that is something which the church in general seems to have lost the ability to do, especially in the times that we live in today! The problem that we have is that we can’t understand the problem today because we aren’t really listening with our spiritual ears, our heart. We listen with our ears but we try to use psychobabble to “take care of the problem”, or make people feel good about themselves, or try to work around the issue.
In truth…all we are doing is putting a band-aid over a large cut or rather we are bandaging it but we aren’t helping in the healing of it. This kind of “help” is not helping at all, it only makes the problems worse! Like putting used tires on a car every six months, they wear out sooner and will still go flat easier than new ones, even if they are cheaper it is not helping.
Making people feel better about themselves is good, but spiritually it is suicide and murder. If you smooth over people’s sins and make them feel okay about them without telling them about salvation through Jesus, you are not a preacher…you are acting as a psychiatrist and that won’t do anyone good for eternity! PREACH FROM THE BIBLE! Tell the salvation and healing story of Jesus and His atonement for all of us from the gospels!
People need that today more than they know! John 3:16 is so powerful that it is a sermon in itself! Please, the Church needs to wake up and be the Body of Christ that this world needs NOW! This world will soon be in more of a situation than anyone alive has ever seen or experienced and the only rescue is through Jesus!
Of the many people who attend church on a fairly regular schedule, how many are really following Jesus in their daily lives? The answer may shock you. According to a study done recently, eighty-three percent of the people in the United States said they were Christians. But, when they were questioned further and asked about their relationship with Jesus and their belief about salvation coming through faith in Him alone and about the authority of the Bible and its inspiration by the Holy Spirit, the numbers tumbled to around eight to ten percent.
Many people think that if you are a good person and you attend church once or twice a year, then you will go to Heaven. Not true.
Do you believe that Jesus was and is the Son of God? That He lived a sinless life and died for the atonement which is given to every person that is called by God? Do you have faith in God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit or the Trinity of Almighty God? Can you discern truth in the Bible and in your everyday life?
Or is there another pathway to get to Heaven through your works and donations? Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father except by Him. Believing in Him and giving your life to Jesus is the ONLY way to get to Heaven. There is no broad road to walk on with no holes and no rocks and other obstacles along the way. It is a path to follow by giving your heart to Jesus and asking for His forgiveness of your sins, repenting of them and turning your life around to follow Him.
This doesn’t mean that you can say those things, get baptized, and then go back to your old life. If you do this, then your heart was not changed at all and you are still living like you did before you heard about Jesus. Your heart hasn’t changed therefore you have not changed. It isn’t a magic formula, but you have to realize that you NEED Jesus in your life before something happens and you stand before God without Him.
God loves each of us and wants us to have a relationship with Him and the entire body of believers, and the only way to do that is by giving your heart to Jesus by believing in Him and asking Him to forgive you and make you whole. Why do I keep telling ya’ll this? Because, it is my job! Because the numbers shouldn’t fall from over 80 percent down to ten percent. Deception and lies are being spread abroad all of the time, even inside the church today, yet there are many who don’t see it or can’t discern it because they are not in God’s Word enough to be able to see when something is taught and taken out of context.
God sent His Son to Earth to purchase your pardon through His blood. He went through a scourging which left Him bloody and bruised, then He was nailed to the cross and withstood the shame and scorn of His people for six hours and then surrendered His Spirit into the Father’s hands. All of this was done to purchase us, our pardon for eternity and for our forgiveness. Would you turn away from something which is given to you without cost to you, but which Jesus paid for with His blood and His life?
Everything that could be done for each of us in order to purchase our souls and our place in eternity, has been done. It doesn’t require anything from you except that you believe in the One Who gave it all for you and that you repent of your sinful life and follow Him. Telling others with your life and your witness because we are supposed to tell others! Why? Would you be satisfied in Heaven without your children or your parents? Then tell them! Tell your friends and your co-workers, your students and anyone who will listen. If they won’t hear or refuse to accept Jesus, their blood is on their hands, not yours. It is God and His Spirit which will bring them to Himself, if they refuse then there is nothing else you could have done.
Be a follower of Jesus and tell others about what He has done for you. Satan will try to convince you to not follow Him, to go back to your old life, your comfortable life and your friends. When you stand in front of God after your life is over, which one of your friends will be there to help you? Will Satan stand there and say that you didn’t know what you were doing? No, he will be waiting for you to exit the room because he has a place for you…in hell.
I’m reading “The Third Heaven: The Birth of God” by Donovan Neal, Natalie Davis and wanted to share this quote with you.
This quote below is from a speech which Lucifer/Satan was giving to his followers, his fallen angels, regarding how they were to interact with humanity. His plan seems to have worked very well considering how our world is today, don’t you think?
“Follow the pattern that I have set, and make the male dominate the female, set young against old and use their hues and shade of skin to divide them. Raise up among them great ones, and those of low estate plant greed and envy in their ranks. Sow fear and distrust amongst them, that they never see unity of worship to El”
In our world today, there is no “unity of worship” toward God or almost any other religion. We are fractured and broken to a point of disagreement which staggers the imagination. Many divisions in the church such that there are approximately 38,000 denominations worldwide. How is this unity of worship, even though almost all of these are Christian churches? We split on disagreements between friends, deacons and the pastor and many other things it seems, sometimes we split over trivial things.
The church which started on the day of Pentecost, is not the church that we have today. Most congregations are more interested, it seems, in the number of people listed as members and the attendance on Sundays, as well as the amount given in the offering plates, than they are in serving the Lord and becoming more like Jesus!
To give you a bit of accuracy and credentials to back this up, here is a definition which will clear things up a bit:
“Denominations. A denomination is defined in this Encyclopedia as an organized aggregate of worship centers or congregations of similar ecclesiastical tradition within a specific country; i.e. as an organized Christian church or tradition or religious group or community of believers, within a specific country, whose component congregations and members are called by the same denominational name in different areas, regarding themselves as one autonomous Christian church distinct from other denominations, churches and traditions. As defined here, world Christianity consists of 6 major ecclesiastico-cultural blocs, divided into 300 major ecclesiastical traditions, composed of over 33,000 distinct denominations in 238 countries, these denominations themselves being composed of over 3,400,000 worship centers, churches or congregations.” (Barrett et al, volume 1, page 16, Table 1-5, emphasis added) (http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/a106.htm)
The church which began soon after the resurrection of Jesus, has splintered into so many pieces which have many differing views and rules and orders of worship, until it seems that it is no longer a unified body of believers at all. While it is true that most of them worship God and Jesus as His Son, some have a different viewpoint regarding exactly Who they are.
Some don’t believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, some teach that parts of the Bible, God’s Holy Inspired Word, are wrong or that it doesn’t apply to the “modern church”.
God doesn’t change and His Word is true today just as it was at the time that He inspired the writers to write it down. There are no parts of it which are wrong, unless you just don’t want to believe it because it offends you or someone you love. God’s Word is true because God doesn’t change and He gave the words to those who wrote it down, so why is it that people don’t want to believe it? Because, we don’t want to learn the rules or learn about God.
Many don’t want to become a Christian because they believe that the rules will keep them from enjoying their life. Why do you believe this? The rules in the Old Testament about food and the sacrifices needed don’t apply to us today! The Ten Commandments will condemn you because all of us have broken one or two or more of them and they do still carry the same punishment that they did when they were given.
If you won’t give your life to Jesus and ask Him to come into your life and change your heart into His, why not? Have you felt a hollow feeling in your life and have never been able to fill it with the things of this world? The reason is because that empty place is made for Jesus to fill and nothing else. All of us have felt that place inside us which we know is empty and we feel like something should be there, but we don’t know what. Some of us go for many years without finding out what fits in that place…well now you know. The Holy Spirit of God fits in there and He only comes when you ask Jesus to come in and cleanse you, making you whole and a part of God’s family.
It seems that today, people get “ticked off” at the drop of a pin or anything that has happened to someone who they don’t know at all. Maybe they have something in common with that person and feel that it, whatever “it” was, was directed at them in general. Such as the people who protest against police violence toward “black men”. They are protesting because they perceive that all police are racist and have a chip on their shoulders against all people of color. Which is not true, but for some reason it is coming to the front of news stories more and more today. Why?
Some would say that it is because it is happening more often and that the violence is justified. The “trigger” is very subtle though and it is not happening more often, it is because everyone in the street has a smart phone and it is capable of recording video of anything, anywhere and at any time. There doesn’t have to be a news crew around, but by recording an event, regardless of its significance, and uploading it to the Internet then it may become newsworthy.
I have a trigger which moves me to pray for all of those who come to this site and read or just look around. I don’t know most of you, but God does. Even if you have never attended church or sat through a sermon, God knows who you are. He values you above the riches of the whole world. He loves you enough that if you were the last person on Earth, He would want you as His adopted child. It isn’t fear or anger or frustration which drives us, it is our collective need for this world to be healed and all of the problems which we face every day to be taken care of. Only Jesus can do this.
Other religions boast of having more followers or having larger church buildings or worship centers, it doesn’t matter what they are called. If you aren’t worshiping God and His Son, Jesus, then you are in the wrong building. I know, there are many who would tell me that my way of thinking is too small or non-inclusive of others, but aren’t most religions today? Islam doesn’t allow for other faiths, you have to accept theirs, yet no one ever tells them to be quiet and not pray or not tell others about their faith. It is the same with any other faith in the world, with the exception of Christianity. We, who are Christians, and believe God’s Word can’t read our Holy Scriptures in public. We cannot pray openly, we cannot tell others about our Savior because it offends people.
Jesus said to turn the other cheek when someone strikes you. I think we have done that far too often, yet we are still doing it. Why? Because, Jesus said for us to endure persecution to the end and we will be saved. Is this world going to be better in the future? Yes, it will when Jesus sets up His Kingdom and rules the world from Jerusalem. But, until that time comes we must endure.
Yes, there is anger and bitterness in many cities today but there is also…hope. Hope for tomorrow, hope for a peaceful day today, hope for reconciliation between police and those who protest against them. Where does this spirit of hope come from?
The world can’t give you hope, but He can. The world doesn’t care about you or your circumstances, but He does. The world is ruled by the spirit of Antichrist, Satan and his followers and it shows in the news and in our papers every day. Jesus loves you and wants all of us to share in His love but in order to do that, we need to accept Him and then share Him with others too.