What Are We to Do? Believe!

 

“Jesus replied, This is the work that God ask of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent.” John 6:29

 

Believe God at His Word, not all the things that you have heard.

The lies, the slander, the judgement and hate.  Wait on God He’s never too late.

He will fight for you and conquer all.  Every challenge, every giant,  BIG or small.

Warfare may come, battles may rage.  But we have the Word of God, just turn the page.

Rest, Meditate or go out and have fun.  Let God be God, because you’ve already Won.

Believe!

Poem By Rosemarie Hilton

Love One Another

“I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another.  Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.  By this shall all know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

During the Last Supper Jesus command the disciples to have the same love for one another as he demonstrated towards them, and as his followers he commands us to do the same. But what does that look like?  How are we to execute the same type of love like Christ among the believers?  In all fairness Jesus was God on earth, right?  So it would stand to reason that it would be an easy task for him.  This had to be a hard pill for the disciples to swallow.  Even while Jesus was with them they would frequently have arguments and debates (Luke 9:46, Luke 22:24).  This would occur because of selfishness, confusion, and pride.  These were Jesus’ closes friends we’re talking about here!  Men who reclined, ate and fellowshipped with our Lord on a daily basis.  For three solid years they had the privilege of witnessing firsthand accounts of the Masters’ miracles, signs and wonders.  Surely the simple act of love would be an easy command to fulfill.

Sadly in the church today there is so much division due to lack of love.  Jesus knew that without his love in our hearts the walls of his church would crumble.  Its very foundation could not be supported.  His love is the pillar that holds us together.  I believe that we are in disobedience when we refuse to walk in love for one another, especially when we deliberately come against our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Gossip, slander, and lies infiltrate the church all too often.  We focus on our hurt feelings and emotions allowing them to over shadow the truth as the enemy distracts and deceive us.  We have to love one another despite our differences because, “If anyone says, I love God, and hates his brother he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.”  (I John 4:20) 

Jesus knew this would be a challenge for the disciples and even for us today.  Continually demonstrating such a simple yet profound act could be tough.  He knew that on their own they would struggle so he gave a great promise, an awesome gift of love, the Holy Spirit.  In John 14:26 Jesus reveals this to the disciples, “But the Comfort (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name (In my place to represent Me and act on My behalf), He will teach all things.  And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. (Amplified Bible)  We see later in Acts 2:4 Jesus keeps his promise.  The Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples filling them as they began speaking in unknown tongues.  This act empowered the disciples to do the supernatural like never before, especially walking in love as Jesus command.  Only by the Spirit of God we can do anything that is profitable and beneficial to mankind.  The same Holy Spirit resides in every believer today. Our Lord and Savior demonstrated the ultimate act of love when he sacrificed himself on the cross for our sins and the sins of the world.  During this holy week (Easter) allow the Holy Spirit to work in you to make positive self-changes.  Sit quietly and listen to his voice so that through you he can demonstrate the love of Christ in a great and powerful way.

This entry was posted on April 2, 2015. 2 Comments

Rest

“Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him.” Psalm 37:7

A Word from the Lord:

In doing nothing, you are doing something.  Be my Mary and rest at my feet.  I will bless you and show you great things as you sit before me.  Be still and know that I AM God.  Rest.  Blessing me is not in the doing, rather in the being.  Don’t be like the hypocrites in their much doing to be seen by men.  They do so that they may be recognized by the world and its standards.  Trust me they have already received their reward.  This is not the case for my holy anointed ones.  I need you to rest with me in the secret place.  In secret I will reveal my glory.  In resting I can show you who I AM.   Not the worlds definition of me, not even the “Christian” way of knowing me.  I will reveal to you the True and Living God.  As I pour out my goodness upon you, wait, receive and rest.

 

Manifestation by Prayer

“Be unceasing in prayer (praying perseveringly)…” I Thessalonians 5:17

When we fail to pray our lives fail to succeed.  Our lives are a result of someone who prayed.  God cannot and will not intervene unless we call out to Him in prayer, lest He go against Himself and the laws He created.  Only by prayer and supplication will things change.

Manifestation comes from our supplication by faith in prayer.  

God Is Faithful

“God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”     I Corinthians 1:9

Through all the years of trials, ups and downs, good times and bad there is one thing that has remained; God’s faithfulness.  As I sit and think about the last 3 years of my life, all that has happened, marriage, homelessness, fears and frustrations.  I realize that as I grew into the knowledge of Christ healing has taken place.  Each step of the way as I put God first my faith grew and things changed.  No more fights and fears.  No more destitution and wandering.  No more demonic strongholds, they are all gone!  Stepping back and allowing God to do a good work in us changes things.  Fellowship and prayer and an honest open heart gives the Lord an opportunity to heal as His perfect love cast out all fears (1 Jn 4:18).  That’s what He did for me, CAST OUT ALL FEAR!  When He did PEACE REMAINED.  Joy came in and I felt liberated and could finally breathe.  It was as if I was holding my breath all that time as turmoil shook the foundations I walked on.  Then one day I got a great revelation, God Is Faithful!  This revelation changed my world.  I thought to myself why am I stressed out and worried?  It doesn’t make any sense as a Believer.  His Word says that He would never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5)!  His angels will not let my feet dash a stone (Ps. 91:11-12)!  He provides all my needs (Phil. 4:19), and on and on.  Then the Holy Spirit allowed me to see through His eyes as He revealed the truth.  Each step of the way God was there protecting, guiding, leading and supplying.  The Great All Mighty God, Hallelujah!  Today I can truly say that I walk in victory, strength, wisdom and power because of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.  HE IS FAITHFUL.

“Faithful is He Who is calling you (to Himself) and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it (fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you).”  I Thessalonians 5:24

This entry was posted on February 13, 2015. 2 Comments

Yes I Can!

“I can receive my healing, for with His stripes I am healed.  I can receive my healing because Jesus said they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover; hands have been laid upon me, thus I am recovering.”

“I can pay my bills,” for my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  I have honored the Lord by paying my tithes and giving offerings in His Name, and He says He will open heaven’s windows and pour me out overflowing blessings and will rebuke the devourer for my sake.  I can pay my bills, because my God supplies the money to meet every need of my life.”

“I can witness in power for I have received the Holy Spirit into my life, and Jesus said I would have power when I possess the mighty indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  I can share my testimony, my witness for Christ, the message of His salvation with great effectiveness because I am energized by the mighty Holy Ghost from heaven.”

“I can receive the answer to my prayers, for Jesus said that whatsoever I ask the Father in His name, He will give it to me.  I can receive mighty answers from God, for He has promised if I would call unto Him, He would answer me and show me great and mighty things.  I know I can receive the answer to my prayers, for this is my confidence in Him, that whatsoever I ask, I receive of Him, because I keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

“I can see my loved ones all won to Jesus Christ, for God has promised that if I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, not only would I be saved, but also, by believing, my whole household will be saved.  I shall never fear that my loved ones will be lost forever in hell.  I can see all my loved ones saved because I am God’s instrument to believe for their salvation.”

“I can resist eating rich, fattening foods.  Through the indwelling Christ, I can avoid high caloric foods.  I can, by Christ’s grace, overcome being a compulsive eater, and eat with moderation, temperance, for my belly shall not be my god.  Hallelujah, I have discovered the secret: I can conquer my miserable overweight condition through Jesus Christ who is my strength and my sufficiency.”

 

Excerpts from the book The Power of Your Words by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

What Can Man Do To Me

“…Because I thought, Lest I die on account of her.” Genesis 26:9

Isaac told the men of Gerar, the Philistines, that Rebekah was his sister and not his wife out of fear that they would kill him.  When Abimelech king of the Philistines found out the truth he rebuked him and said “You could have brought guilt and sin upon us.” (Gen. 26:10) Then he went on to tell the men that no one should harm Isaac and his wife or they would be put to death.  Then Isaac sowed seed in the land and received a hundred times as much as he had planted in the same year.  The Lord favored him with blessings.  Isaac became so great that Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we are.”  God sent Isaac to a foreign land so that he may prosper him.  He said to Isaac, “Dwell temporarily in this land and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.”  (Gen. 26:3) 

God’s plan was to fulfill his promise he made to Abraham.  Isaac received this direct word from God, yet when he entered the land and saw the Philistines he was seized with fear.  He became so afraid that he lied.  But God remained faithful and in the end the men of Gerar recognized the anointing and power of God on Isaacs’ life.  In turn they became fearful themselves and asked him to leave.

We must learn to trust the Lord and not allow what we perceive to be a threat to cause us to shrink back in fear.  God is our shield and our protector.  The next time you face a challenging situation, don’t allow the enemy to intimidate you and miss out on your blessing.  Stand firm in the Word of Truth and say, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me.”  Psalm 118:6

This entry was posted on January 22, 2015. 2 Comments

Bless What You Possess

“…They said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish…” Luke 9:13

Jesus told the disciples to feed the 5,000 people who were with them. The disciples replied that there was not enough food to feed them all.  Jesus received what they had, looked up to heaven and gave thanks and asked God to bless it.  In the end everyone was fed, satisfied and there were leftovers that remained (Lk. 9:17).  In II Kings 4:42-44 Elisha told his servant to give him the food he had brought for him as an offering.  He told the servant to feed the men so they may eat.  From the servants perspective there was not enough food to feed the multitude of men.  Elijah trusted God and said, “For thus says the Lord: They shall be fed and have some left.”  So the servant set it before them and they ate and left some, just as the Lord had said.  Elisha blessed what he had and it multiplied.  The same as it did for Jesus’ disciples when he prayed to the Father, because they trust God to bless what was in their hands.  We have the same authority and power as Elisha, Jesus and the disciples had that was given to us.  Jesus   commands us to walk in it as a blessing for us and for the benefit of others (Luke 9:1-2).  When we believe and take hold of the promises of God all things are possible (Mark 9:23).  We must spend time in the Word of God and fellowship with the Lord as this blesses him.  In turn he is compelled to bless us and the works of our hands (Psalm 90:17).  Instead of looking at what you don’t have, bless what God has already given you and be amazed at what you’ll possess.

This entry was posted on January 14, 2015. 2 Comments

Freedom in Repentance

“But Herod the tetrarch, who had been (repeatedly) told about his fault and reproved with rebuke producing conviction by (John) for having Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the wicked things that Herod had done, Added this to them all – that he shut John in prison.”

Luke 3:19-20

Herod had conviction in his heart by John because John would reveal by the Holy Spirit his wickedness as he preached.  It made Herod furious to the point that he couldn’t take it anymore.  So he put John in prison, instead of just repenting like others had done.

Many people today hearts are convicted when they hear the Word of Truth.  They become angry instead of sorrowful or remorseful for their actions.  Beginning to build a defense of why they are living this way or that, in order to justify their conduct.  But in all reality, most people know when they are living in sin.  God has given us a conscience, a compass and gauge to guide us in the right direction.  Even for those who have never picked up the Bible still recognize moral standards.  And if this were not enough, God sent His Son into the world to give us clear and precise instructions of how to live through His demonstration.  He did this because He loves us (John 3:16).  So we are without excuse.

When we are habitually living in sin it allows the devil access into our lives.  Each time we make a conscience decision to sin the door opens for the demonic to enter in and the darkness consumes us. Yet God is patiently waiting for us to repent and turn from our sinful ways, because He desires for us to be well and have the very best in life.

“ The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. “ 2 Peter 3:9

But if we continue to be in disobedience and rebellion we tie His hands by the choices we make and these choices cause sickness, destruction and in many cases physical death.  Jesus said that,

“The thief (devil) comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” John 10:10 Amplified Bible

When the Holy Spirit is piercing your heart and Jesus is knocking, open the door.  Allow him to come in and heal you.  Let him change your way of thinking as you surrender so that you may truly live in Him.  He is the One who died for our sins and rose again to set us free!

“So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.” John 8:36

 

"But you shall be called Hephzibah, My delight is in her." Isaiah 62:4