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Stand Your Ground

I remember as a youth when I would sit down with my brothers and reluctantly watch a horror movie.  I’d jump in terror with my eyes peeking out from the blanket that I held so tightly over my head.  When the movie was over I was in such fear as I slowly went up the stairs to head off to bed.  When I finally made it to my bedroom, which seemed like hours, I was so afraid to turn out the light fearing that a monster or some evil being would get me.  It took me ages to fall asleep and when I woke up in the morning I was relieved that I had made it through the night.

Fast forward to my adulthood, while watching another scary movie, which was not my norm since I became a Christian, when the movie was over that same spirit of fear crept up in me.  I would start worrying about the door being locked, someone breaking in or being attacked. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me.  He first reminded me of who I was in Christ and the Fathers love and protection over me. Scripture started flooding my mind, “You’re more than a conqueror in Christ”, “No weapon formed against you shall prevail,” and on and on.  Then I heard Him say, “Why are you afraid? Were you in fear before you watched the movie?” I said, “No.” Then I heard Him say, “Then why are you afraid now?” Then I said out loud, “That’s Right! Your Right God, why was I afraid!?”  I thought to myself, this is ridiculous and silly for me to allow some powerless tool of the enemy to control how I feel, and move me off of my position in Christ!  All of a sudden I was filled with this overwhelming bold faith.  The spirit of fear fled and the truth of God’s love remained.

I resolved from that day forward to never allow any threat of the enemy, be it financial, emotional, physical or whatever the case, to move me.  I was and still am determined to stand my ground with God’s Word to guide me and protect me daily.

So I say to you my fellow believer, when an unexpected disaster or problem comes, don’t be shaken, keep your position.  God has not left the throne, he sees the end from the beginning and has you covered.  Don’t run in fear, but face the lies of the enemy knowing that Jesus has already won the battle for you.  Stand Your Ground.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

God Is For Us

And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God-z

When your eyes are open to the goodness of God. When you See, Hear and know of His Grace, you will have a change of perspective.  Your confidence level will increase! Your chest and head will rise up, and the words from your lips will speak of VICTORY, not defeat! ABUNDANCE, not lack! HOPE and not despair!  Continue reading

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Jezebel

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Few names are as notorious as the name Jezebel.  The name implies of an ambitious, conniving adulteress, intent on ruining the reputation of all innocent young men.  But just where this reputation came from is not always clear.

The Book of Kings tells of a person by the name of Jezebel.  There was nothing good or virtuous to say about this woman.  She is introduced in 1 Kings 16:31 as the new wife of King Ahab.  He married Jezebel, a daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and served and worshipped Baal, his wife’s god in order to please her.  He erected an altar for Baal which he built in Samaria.  Ahab then made an Asherah, an idolatrous symbol of the goddess Asherah.  Being the king of Israel, one might hope that Ahab would marry a worshiper of Yahweh.  Or even that Jezebel would convert to take on the faith of her new homeland.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.  She held fast to her false gods and led others to worship them and to kill those who continued to prophesy for Yahweh (1 Kings 18:19-21; 21:25) (1 Kings 18:4, 13; 2 Kings 9:7).  Jezebel had even caused her husband to do more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel before him. Continue reading

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