The Holidays are intended to be a time of JOY, full of the GRACE and LOVE of GOD.
It should be a Divine Spiritual Feast of all those things! Then what is this famine I am referring to? Just a plan of the enemy to bring heartache and havioc. Already I see problems in families begin to arise, as the enemy of mankind, the devil, begins to send out spirits of deceit, dissention, contention, criticism and hopelessness–that he might kill, rob and destroy any plans for the GOODNESS of GOD to work in our hearts.
Tis a special season of recognizing and thanking JESUS for the Abundant Life, HE died to give us. Being aware of the devil’s evil tactics to tempt us into ‘self-pity,’ and judgment of others, gives us the advantage. (John 10:10)
I Peter 5:8 warns us to Be sober, be vigilant; because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour….Whom we must resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in our brethren that are in the world.
My take on that, is, that Peter is telling us we are not alone in the fight. Peter is not telling us to look for ‘demons behind every bush’ but not to be unaware of the possibility of a problem and to know in advance that as we submit to God, and resist the devil he must flee….(James 4:7)
And, that to me, means to be prepared, to repent quickly for our own unkind words or thoughts, to forgive quickly others in any offense or out right act of meaness, and pray blessings everywhere we go. That might mean we will have to give up our right to be right to show the meekness and love of God.
I love the Scriptures in Matthew 16 and 18 on binding and loosing….once done on our part is done in heaven. So that we can bind, rebuke, or say ‘no’ to the evil spirits in advance, in any area, and trust the Lord for the rest.
For instance I might pray that a gathering of my family would be blessed, that we would have favor with each other, and then bind the spirits of gossip, dissention, division and unkindness to be bound, and pray Angels will do spiritual warfare on our behalf. All in the Name of Jesus and for the Glory of God, in praise and thanksgiving.
I’m sure not recommending you stand up in the middle of THanksgiving Dinner and the rebuke the spirit of gluttonny…..ho ho, not at all. Thanking and blessing God with our praise paves the way to happiness and the joy of the Lord. Then being confident in who we are as children of God just be firm in our resolve to bring the love of God where ever we go, and stand fast against the enemy and any self-pity on our part, no matter what!
Those who do not have family are truly vulnerable at this time. I hope they too will be aware, and find friends to spend time with and share Jesus as well!
May our precious Lord bless each and every one with SHALOM peace, the Godly wisdom we need, and an over abundance of love to enjoy, share and give away!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, IT IS TRULY A WONDERFUL SEASON TO FEAST OF THE THINGS OF GOD IN GALATIANS 5:22 —LOVE, JOY, PEACE. LONGSUFFERING. GENTLENESS; GOODNESS AND FAITH–AS JESUS PRAYED–FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HERE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! AMEN, WOW GOD, AMEN!
This is truly a great time to live because we can make history
Uprising in Egypt and now in several other countries tells us
this is an unique time in History. Matthew 24:14 says, "This
Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to all the nations as
a witness, and then the end will come."
Reports abound that 25,000 people a day are receiving a
personal relationship with Jesus, around the world….WOW
is that exciting!
No matter where you live, or what you see on TV, our prayers
….absolutely our prayers, will make a difference. Most of
us are praying about what is happening in our own lives. And,
I pray for all of you in our miracle family and my country…
but NOW there is so much more for all us.
The Lord has impressed upon me, as the situation in Egypt has
changed in the last week, that prayer is making the difference
….yes, people are truly involved, but this situation is so
serious for the whole world, people are crying out to God all
over the world. Why is this powerful and different?
Because of the 'agreement' for wisdom and peace, in the
prayers. THANK GOD!
Now, other countries are looking at their government and
willing to move out to change their situation…..again,
THANK GOD! They don't want our government interference
….but we sure can pray into these situations.
Reading Ephesians Chapter Six, we know we do not fight flesh
and blood, but spirits, principalities, rulers of darkness
of this world in the spirit realm. And, that is done with
prayer. Agreement increases the power of God.
Personally, deeply concerned about Egypt and what it could
mean to the world, I ask the Lord if I could forgive the
President for His sins and pray for him….and the Lord
I always forgive sins before praying for people, then pray
good things for them. Forgiveness is a portal, a door, to
Heaven, it is the Heart of God's love (wanting the best for
everyone)given us to use for others, for good, for change,
If I question whether I should forgive a person or not,
I always ask. It is very, very rare that God says no.
Most evil people are deceived, not totally evil.
I forgave the President of Egypt, then ask the Holy Spirit
to draw him into the Kindgom, and break the evil power and
assignment on him, and then spoke blessings of God for him.
Several days later he did step down. I know many were
praying. Did my prayers help? We must believe our prayers
make a difference or we should not bother. I know all our
prayers (if we are praying His will on earth as it is in
heaven) have an effect.
Then I prayed for all the people in general for blessings
and wisdom, and we must continue to do so, and for all the
other countries seeking change. If we each prayed 10 or 15
minutes a day, think of the power in agreement that would
change the world!
PLEASE JOIN ME, AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS WITH THIS EMAIL OR
YOUR OWN MESSAGE, THAT WE COME TOGETHER IN ONE SPIRIT–
THE HOLY SPIRIT TO CHANGE OUR WORLD AND BRING IN THE
KINGDOM OF JESUS!
Peace and love to all of you, in Jesus,
Phyllis Macay, Bob Riggle, Jean and Scott Adam were kidnapped off of their yatch and killed by Samoli Pirates. The officials will deal with the legal side of this incident, but what about God–what does He say about this?
My take on all of this is first of all, God didn't allow this…..evil men used their free will and influence from demonic forces to do this act. (The devil was a murderer from the beginning; John 8:44.) "The devil made me do it" does not excuse the men–they will answer for their deeds to God and man.
The people involved were distributing Bibles across the world, so pretty safe to say, they are now in Heaven. With Jesus, celebrating the awesome reward to gracious living in helping to build the Kingdom of God here on earth. But our prayers are with the families and friends who have suffered great loss.
As for God, Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Doesn't mean all things are good, but that God can take the 'pieces' and work them for good–He brings good out of what the devil means for evil.
We find God saying in Deuteronomy 32:35, "To Me belongeth vengeance….". What I learned and find so wonderfully startling about God is His Day of Vengeance…..take a look….."The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance…..and comfort all who mourn." Isaiah 61:1-2 God's vengeance is to extend His Grace and Glory to an undeserving world.
God will recompense the deaths of these dear people with hundreds, maybe thousands of salvations, healings and miracles. That is His vengeance. We can pray this will bring an end to the Pirates and their deadly activities. We can pray they are captured and stopped from doing more harm, and while in prison, they will find Jesus and rest for their souls from the wickedness and evil they have done.
We can pray even more for all the peoples of the world to know and love Jesus as we do. Our prayers will open the way for the Holy Spirit and His Angel army to move on the principalities and powers in high places, breaking their power and changing the world. Ephesians 6. And, our prayers will agree and bless God's day of vengeance, in this matter!
Our prayers can be the greatest memorial to those who gave their life, so that their work continues after their death, as it was in life!
This is Alzheimer's awareness month, and it fit very well into something I have been praying about for some time!
I am appalled at the statistics on mental illness in our country, even in children…..time to turn the corner and work on a different approach. I have had the privilege of talking and interviewing Nita Scoggan about the healing of her husband through prayer and nutrition. WOW! So I want to share her story with the world, and the things revealed to me, that we should all be doing!
Nita's story can be found on this link: www.5minutemiracle.com/mir/190.html It is about 14 minutes and worth every second!
For the 'battle approach' God revealed to me, go to this link: www.5minutemiracle.com/mir/192.html and join the effort….so needed and so powerful!
Nita's book BOOST YOUR BRAIN DIGEST can be found on her website: www.nitascoggan.com
For prayer for the mentally ill, we have a page listed on the right, that has worked for me and others who take the 'principals of prayer' and use them against the enemy and in this fight for the Kingdom of God! Just click on the page on the right……
Thank God we have the spiritual tools and a mighty God to back us up…..Thanks for joining in building the Kingdom of God on earth for our King Jesus!
Pressing in and pressing on….
There are so many laws and groups trying to curtail 'free speech,' especially that of Christians. Other groups seem to have protection but it appears to be 'open season' on Christians. I have heard some say that no matter what, they will teach and speak about what the Bible says, regardless of the law….that sounds very noble but is it wise or effective?
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." Words of Jesus in Matthew 10:16.
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:34,35
"Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and for beariance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth to thee to repentance?" Romans 2:4
When we started years ago, we thought if we told people the Truth from the Bible they would change. What a deep disappointment to find that only worked when first we loved the person (love-wanting the best for them) and encouraged them to know Jesus and the Holy Spirit and then sometimes we could share info on 'sin' and see some change. That only happened when the Holy Spirit worked in the situation.
I am so convinced we do not trust the Holy Spirit to do what He is so capable of doing in the will and desire of God's heart. Because God looks for our faith–using our free will to pray for others. Tthen we need to step back and trust the Holy Spirit to work in the situation.
So we use our heart, as Jesus said, "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you." Luke 6:27,28
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
Prayer is the answer, not judgment, condemnation, or confrontation, unless of course, it is truly led by the Holy Spirit. If we love people into the Kingdom of God, into relationship with Jesus, and give them a Bible–then they can read for themselves what God says, directs and let the Holy Spirit convict them of truth.
What good would it be to go to jail for a position that allows the media to brings more criticism to the church as a whole? Unless of course the person wants an inside prison ministry. I am not speaking of denying Jesus, I am talking only of adamantly defending one issue, refusing to give up a right to be right without consideration of the cost….losing an ability to share the love of Jesus instead.
Prayer is a covert operation. We won't tell anyone, just pray, set an example of respect and love, and the Holy Spirit will lead the army of heaven to move into those dark areas and set people free. Not using our head (that tells us what is right and wrong right out of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) but using our heart (settled in the Tree of Life, the teachings of Jesus with mercy, love and grace) following Jesus example to take up our cross of forgiving and loving all men for Him, leading them to Him.
Pressing in and pressing on…..
The move is out! Yes, I went to see it…..and left the theater smiling….the movie was very good! But, wait a minute…. I have a question! Where are the angels and demons in that movie? You will find them addressed and exposed in ANGELS AND DEMONS; HOLLYWOOD KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE.!
I chose not see the movie or read the book, The Da Vinci Code. Author of the book, Ron Brown had a hit, and I was devastated because I felt it was an ‘evil’ indictment of the truth contained in the Bible. I prayed that the Lord would protect those who did read the book or see the movie, would not be influenced.
One of my young adult grandsons went to see the Da Vinci Code , and his report back to me was, “What a bunch of junk! Ugh!!” I invited the same grandson to see the movie ANGELS AND DEMONS, the movie based on the book by Ron Brown, with me. I prayed about going, and had my own personal agenda for wanting to see the movie.
I thought it was a really good mystery, and was not ‘put off’ by the theme around the Catholic Church (since much of it was filmed in Rome, I assume the Catholic Church was OK with it??) I liked the movie…..my grandson thought it was just one level above OK. That was actually an endorsement on his part as young people now days see so many exciting movies, and so many awesome special effects….it takes a lot to get them specifically excited about any one film.
SO OK, HERE IS MY QUESTION…..WHERE ARE THE ANGELS AND DEMONS IN THE MOVIE? Anyone who does not believe in the devil and demons is not reading the Bible. It is pretty clear in Scripture who they are, what they do, and that they are real. Should we focus on that…..ABSOLUTELY NOT. But for believing Christians to be unaware of their place in this world leads to great deception. We should absolutely focus and be conscious of our relationship with Jesus, our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit so that we can address, in faith, and wisdom any evil situation that comes our way.
Not once in the movie do I recall the mention of the devil or demons. Angels were mentioned, because they were shown on the fronts of Churches, etc. in stone images. Was the devil in the movie……oh, yes…..there was real ugly evil being portrayed, and the battle was tough to say the least…..but never communicated verbally what they were fighting. Not at all like the excellent job Mel Gibson did in his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST–where the devil and his demons were obvious.
This morning I heard Pat Robertson answer an email to the 700 Club, where a young lady stated that she read in her Bible about demons and yet she heard very little of it in the church…..were demons real. Pat said yes, and gave incidents he had experienced in India….but also warned her not to focus on those things but rather on the Lord! Good response!
We go through seasons in Church where we focus on healing, or angels, or prayer, or deliverance (the casting out of demons) one at a time. A few years ago there was a lot of talk in the church about deliverance. It got so out of hand in some places they were casting demons out of everything from chewing gum to house slippers. That is one reason the Pastors back away from deliverance teaching. Actually wouldn’t it be good if we taught and were aware of all the Bible all the time….not in just seasons of interest.
Like the young lady who sent in the email to the 700 Club, I asked the same question years ago. Only, I asked the Holy Spirit for the Truth. He led me to people and meetings where I could learn and know the Truth of His Word. That opened the door to helping many people to be delivered of sins, problems, obsessive behavior and illness, and so on–primarily Christians.
Knowing the need for knowledge I wrote a book of our experiences–ANGELS AND DEMONS; HOLLYWOOD KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE! It is not a hand-book on deliverance, just information to identify the battle, and examples both bad and good that we have dealt with. (There are many good books on deliverance in the book stores)
Why the sub-title HOLLYWOOD KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE, because the devil has no problem revealing and inspiring writers of horror films, supernatural phenomena, and stories of demons. The devil knows that it will de-sensitize young people to the truth. The devil knows church people will not go see the films, or create films on the truth of spiritual warfare. Demonic inspired films make the church look inept, powerless and weak. They do focus on evil and glorify their destructive wickedness–all adding to the deception in the world.
So, I encourage you to buy my book and get an interesting first hand look at God’s Truth and the devil’s deception. It is available as an e-book at the top of this page and in published book form by going to www.angelsdemonsbook.com
So is the movie, ANGELS AND DEMONS a fraud? Well, just a play on words…..yes, to me because I expected dialog and interchange between angels and demons. A fraud to others…. no….. if they just came to see a good movie.
Pressing in and pressing on….