Focus on the Good

Have you ever had a powerful week in the Lord and then BAM someone comes at you with hateful words? 

Words that run through your mind and even though you know those words are filled with anger and hate they still manage to take up residence within your mind and heart? 

This happened to me recently. As I lay in bed thinking about what was said about me, contemplating the truth to what was said. Because let’s face it, sometimes the truth can be delivered by those who dislike you. Also, why does it bother us so much if there isn’t a possibility of it being true. 

But God…  

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

Matthew 9:4 NASB

When you have God’s Word hidden in your heart He will speak truth over you. This is what He spoke to me while my mind and heart became obsessed and bitter. 

I’m aware of my ways. I’m aware of my enemies. And truth is so is Satan. He knows the thorns I have. He knows who to use and what they need to say to get my eyes distracted from God and on my flesh. 

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

James 3:14‭-‬16 NASB

Everything that comes from me dwelling on what was said is demonic. Period. This is why it’s so important that we continually check our thoughts. Submit them to Christ. Be on alert because the devil is always seeking to destroy that which is pure within. 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

James 3:17 NASB

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord , my rock and my Redeemer.

Psalms 19:14 NASB

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 4:23‭-‬24 NASB 

Friends, it’s important that we guard our thoughts, and what we speak over ourselves. 

The enemy is always accusing the Children of God. We must not agree with what is spoken in hate. These words are demonic. Do not entertain such words. Focus on what is true, honorable, worthy, peaceable and pure. These things are from your Father. 

Today I pray for you and I. I pray that we refuse to give the devil a foothold in our hearts and minds. That we guard them diligently and continually submit all thoughts to Christ and only allow His Words which bring peace take root within. 

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 3:18 NASB

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​Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6 NASB

As parents it’s our responsibility to raise our children in the way they should go. 

Do they see you lying to your friends, co-workers,  or their other parent? Do they see you taking the easy way out? Do they hear you gossip to your friends? Do they see you getting drunk? Do they see you dating person after person? Do they see you having sleep overs without being married? Do they see you texting while driving? 

They’re watching you to train them in the way they should go. 

Do you praise God when things go right, how about when they go wrong? Do you trust in God when times get hard or are you consumed in your emotions? 

Children are sponges. They absorb what they see more than what you say. 

Be on guard when you live as a parent because you’re raising someones spouse, your grandbabies parents. 

Choose to live by example and care more about who they become versus what you want. 

Choose them over you. 

Believe the Promises

“In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the Lord your Redeemer. “For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you. “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you. “All your sons will be taught of the Lord ; And the well-being of your sons will be great. “In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.

Isaiah 54:8‭-‬10‭, ‬13‭-‬14 NASB

Sometimes you read something and you just need to make sure it’s seen in BOLD writing. 

So many today are filled with fear and doubt and yet they praise Jesus. If only they would BELIEVE what He has promised. 

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”

Luke 1:45 NASB

If you’re reading this and you have fear and worry please spend time in prayer today. Read Isaiah 54 in its entirety. Believe the words that are spoken to you. Trust you found this blog specifically so you would hear what He HAS promised. 

God loves you. He desires for you to believe HIM. 

Who has bewitched you?

2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB

for we walk by faith, not by sight-

What does this mean? It means I walk by Faith that I am no longer my sinful nature, even though my sight shows me that I am still in my flesh my Faith in what the scriptures say to be true trumps what I see, feel, and even think. Romans 7 we see the infamous battle Paul has within himself. This is one that occurs until you and I graduate past this lie and begin to be Romans 8. My favorite verse in Romans 8 is verse 9.

Romans 8:9 NASB

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

“However” however is used to show you and I that what is about to be said erases all the possibilities that was just written. Paul says however YOU are not in the flesh. Yet so many of YOU continue to bind yourselves to your flesh. You are hardening your hearts to God when you do this. YOU are NOT your sinful nature, even if you feel like you are. Jesus Christ became sin and nailed ALL SIN to the cross 2000+ years ago. Today satan has bamboozled all of us into thinking He didn’t actually free us. Paul said to the Galatians “who has bewitched you?” I ask you to check yourselves and see if Christ is in you and if He is than ask yourself “who has bewitched me?” The answer is anyone who has convinced you that you are STILL a sinner. Bc my friend if the Almighty God lives in you, you CANNOT be a sinner. It’s impossible. The children of the devil are being revealed, question is who will you believe? Who do you claim as your Father? Bc there are two.

1 John 3:4-10 NASB

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

Jesus is God, do you believe this?

Exodus 14:13-14 NASB

But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.”

Acts 4:12 NASB

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Hebrews 13:8 NASB

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 1:3 NASB

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Jesus is the True God. He has explained the Father and Lord in the OT. Those before him did not. Only in Jesus is the Father truly revealed. Do you believe this? Because many of you do not. If Jesus didn’t do it, neither did the Father.

When we truly get this, everything we ever knew changes and we begin to truly see God’s beauty. His true Lovingkindness and compassion. We no longer accuse Him of being a murderer and attribute those acts to the one who has been a murderer from the beginning. God IS Love and there is no LOVE in murder.

Satan’s sole desire has always been to be worshipped as God. Today he is. We call God a murderer not acknowledging that the God we are talking about is actually Satan. This is why Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil.

Many ask when they hear this truth “Why would Satan kill all his people in the flood?” The answer is simple to cause the greatest deception of all time, by calling God a murderer. Which is what happens when we say God destroyed man kind, and refuse to see Jesus as the Truth and believe HIM when He said Satan has been a murderer from the beginning, that NO ONE has seen the Father but Him and that He only does what the Father does. Jesus is God, He displayed the EXACT Nature of GOD. EXACT is EXACT. Everyone before Him was a thief and a robber. Trust Jesus He is the Word of God. The scriptures are just that scriptures, Jesus is the Word. Jesus IS God.

1 John 5:19-20 NASB

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

Jesus is not a killer

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Romans 6:3 NASB

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

Acts 10:48 NASB

And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Matthew 28:19 NASB

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Revelation 22:13 NASB

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

JESUS IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD.

Isaiah 9:6 NASB

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

AND IF THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND JESUS IS NOT A KILLER, THEN THE BELIEF THAT GOD KILLS IS ABSURD. THIS SHATTERS WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT. WHAT YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT.
Jesus said in John 10:10 NASB

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Hebrews 13:8 NASB

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

What do you believe? Who do you believe? Man or God?

Who do you really believe?

Romans 8:5-8 NASB

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Do you believe this? Because what I constantly see being taught and encouraged is a way for us to FEEL better in the flesh. I’m truly so sick of seeing these teachings that only make you feel better. Enough already! Stop feeding the flesh and release these people that follow YOU from their flesh. Teach them about freedom from sin, teach them about their DEATH that has already took place IN Christ. Teach Them the TRUTH that they (and possibly you) have been believing a lie, and the liar. You haven’t been walking by faith that your flesh is dead. You believe you and everyone else is powerless to defeat sin. And by this belief you yourself are feeding others poisoned food. Jesus Christ released us from the death that is associated with this tent we call a body. He has nailed every single sin EVER to the cross and calls us into HIMSELF. Holiness, perfection, blamelessness. I beg you to let go of this life and every thing you think is good…..believe in the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and use your gift to free these people who follow YOU. But it’ll only happen if you actually admit you don’t believe and ask for help for YOUR unbelief. May their eyes be open Father God.

Tree of Life, or Tree of good and evil….

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So the other day at study we were shown two different takes on the same story. When David went against God’s order and took a census of Israel. These accounts are in 2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21. I beg of you to go read these. I’ll simply show the first verse in each to God willing, reveal to you the mixed descriptions.

2 Samuel 24:1 NASB

Now again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.”

1 Chronicles 21:1 NASB

Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.

Friends, there is an Almighty God, His name is Jesus. He is GOOD, ALL the time, HE IS LIFE. (Tree of LIFE)

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Then there is a god of this world. He comes disguised as light, and darkness. (Tree of good and evil.)

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NASB

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

We are told the Way is narrow and not many find it. But the path that leads to destruction is broad.

Matthew 7:21-23 NASB

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.  Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from M e , you who practice lawlessness .’

I beg you to cast down everything that does NOT line up to the character of Jesus. Repent of your unbelief in a God that is and was and always will be GOOD.

John 6:40 NASB

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

The days are numbered. I pray your ears hear what He has to say, and your heart receives His truth. Whatever you bind on earth, you will bind in heaven. I pray that you bind a God that gives LIFE.

~sometimes I just gotta write~

Are you perfect?

Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48

That’s a text we don’t usually hear preached in services. Yet it still remains to be in the Bible and if we claim to follow Jesus and all that He tells us to do then I have to wonder why this is a text that so many fear quoting. Perhaps they figure if they don’t teach on it then they can be free to not follow it. Many people who have taught me in the past definitely do not believe it’s possible to even do. They always say “Only Jesus is perfect.” And they are partially correct. Jesus is perfect, and so are we, when we come to believe that He removed ALL of our transgressions, taken them out of our way nailing them to the cross.

If a tree had fallen in the road this would cause me to be unable to cross the road. If the tree were taken out of my way then I would be free to cross the road. So why is it when we read Colossians 2:13,14 we don’t believe that Jesus actually did this for us?

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I’m going to venture to explain why I didn’t believe this for so long. There are several excuses. One was because no one else taught that, and when I finally saw through the eyes of the Spirit that we are indeed FREE from sin, those who were in the church longer than me repeatedly told me that I would always sin, that we would never be perfect. Quoting Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,. What they haven’t been taught, so they quote it as they have been quoted to, is that this passage is describing how there is no distinction between who receives the justification through their Faith. If you continue to verse 24 it says: being justified as a gift by His grace through redemption which is in Christ Jesus. Justified means to be acquitted, to be declared innocent, guiltless.

The key for this justification to take place is hidden in verse 22 ‘for those who believe, again not how verse 23 is ever quoted. I ask that you take the time to read Romans 3 today on your own asking the Holy Spirit of God to reveal to you the TRUE meaning as the what is written. This requires you to throw away everything, including this post, you have ever heard before. Go to it with no preconceived notions and simply allow God to speak to you. He is calling out His children. It is time for the Sons of God to be revealed.

Galatians 3:26,27 says For you are all sons of God through your faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothes yourselves with Christ. If I have faith that Jesus took ALL of my transgressions, sins, out of my way then I an FREE to live without the fear of SIN. Why? Well because perfect LOVE casts out fear because fear means punishment, and I am free from ever being punished because there is no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1 . I am a Daughter of God, and this means I am blameless before my Lord through the blood of Jesus Christ. He died once for ALL, when He returns He will not be removing sins again. He already did that. Our only requirement in this life is to BELIEVE IN THE ONE WHOM HE SENT. John 6:29

I know this is hard to believe that you can indeed live life perfect as Jesus, free from sin. That is why we require FAITH. Our eyes tell us we are still the same flesh, yet by FAITH we know that we have indeed died when Christ died, and through Gods Spirit are we raised to life. Romans 8:9-11 (read Romans 8)

So I leave you with a challenge. I challenge you to throw away everything you have ever learned, at least for today. Open your bible to the texts that I have suggested and ask God to reveal to you if indeed Jesus did take ALL your sins from you. To reveal to you the lies that you have believed that have kept you in bondage that you are unable to live a life without sin. Friends our God is a GOOD God, Jesus died ONCE, do not ask Him to die again because you don’t believe that His blood was enough. Be Free from sin. Be perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect.

Prune the lies, bring me the TRUTH!

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“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit; He ‘prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1,2

At the end of Luke 12 Jesus says ” From everyone whom much is given, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”

I have always taken the first verse as a comforting verse when I lose yet again another friend who promises to always be there. But today I read this, as many teachers have been receiving this Word as well. The pruning I believe He is speaking to me this time around is the pruning of bad teaching. The pruning of well meaning encouraging words given by well meaning teachers that too many people take as truth.

This morning I read a statement on a marriage thread that says a husband and wife should be permitted to complain to one another. (paraphrase) Immediately I heard within my heart, where God has placed His truth. Do everything without complaining. So I do what I normally do, get my bible app out and get the verse then copy and paste. Address that this is a well meaning saying but to be careful the advice you take because Scripture says: Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the judge is standing right at the door. James 5:9 and Phillipians 2:14-16

Now I have not yet attain this truth, but this does not make it any less true. It IS attainable because it is spoken to those whom the Holy Spirit of God reside. And we can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength.

How about you, do you give advice that is well meaning but totally NOT from the Word of God. We need to be careful friends, we could be meaning to comfort another, yet we dig a ditch for them and ourselves. We are to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect. We CAN attain this because GOD lives IN us, if indeed Christ is in you.

So why then do we do this? I think we are fearful of believing what is written above, Be perfect as Our Father is perfect. That word perfect scares us. But here is the beautiful truth. It’s attainable for me and for you! God said so and He is not a liar, nor did HE tell us to do things that are not possible, with HIM. There is the KEY, do you believe that GOD lives IN you? Then friends this is possible, we have to PRUNE the lies we have allowed to keep us with blame and blemish and come to the Father and confess we have been believing man over HIM, that we are weak without HIS PRESENCE guiding our every thought and action. Thank Him for forgiving us for all of those sins, and for loving us so deeply. Ask God to remove the dead branches from your thinking and allow Him to teach you mighty things we do not know.

you will be glad you did….but remember we must acknowledge that there is more to know about God, and we must be humble to receive the truth, even if the one bringing it is someone whom we think we are better than. (heart check my friends)

~sometimes I just gotta write~