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

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.

the father of lies…..have you welcomed him into your home?

             42 Jesus told them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God. I am not here on my own, but he sent me. 43 Why can’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to do so! 44 For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 So when I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! 46 Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I am telling you the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47 Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you don’t, it proves you aren’t God’s children.” John 8:42-47

 

       

      9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3:9,10

Our OLD SELF (If you have been born again in water and Spirit see John 3) has died and we are now a new creation. BUT Satan wants us to hold onto our old self, even if it’s just a few things here and there and the main one I can see among families is LIES! We allow these “little” lies in and I’m afraid that you are not truly aware of WHO it is you have allowed into your home….into the very place where your children lay their heads down at night. The FATHER OF LIES has set up shop in YOUR home and it was YOU who welcomed him when you lied to your husband. Lied to your wife. This means that it is YOU who needs to evict him.

How do you do this?

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.   James 5:16

Understand that there may be consequences of these lies, be accountable to them. However, you MUST do so in order to restore the peace within your home. To restore the safety of your children.

Those who are being confessed to….remember your role in this life. Remember that we are to forgive as we are forgiven. Confess your feelings and begin anew. If you’re breathing….there is still time.