Archive for November, 2013

Jesus loves us because God loved Him

November 19, 2013

This was dropped into my spirit today, as a deeper revelation on God’s love for us. I understand by so many that the hardest thing for most to do is comprehend and receive the Love of God personally. And without that love personally, we cannot love another, we can’t even love ourselves, nor can we love God or Jesus. Jesus knew this when He said, “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” (John 15:9) 

In order to love, we first need to know we are loved by our Father in Heaven. Not just “know” it intellectually, but really “know” it inherently. If Jesus had to come to this revelation, so must we.  For help on this… visit my website at: http://www.truthfrees.org.

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November 19, 2013

Here’s a quick revelation that I want to share with you… but a powerful one.  I was thinking about the Lord today, and I heard a passage of scripture (one of many) that talked of God’s plan for our lives. We so love it when we get a “clue” of what that is, and continually encourage ourselves by saying “God has a good plan for my life.” I hear it over and over in messages daily. We all want to hear that God has a good plan for our lives. 

So here’s my revelation. I heard this in my spirit today, “I’m honored to be a part of God’s plan for this time in His life.” I realized that we are so caught up in “What’s in it for me?” that we forget sometimes to be thankful that God CHOSE us to live at this time in life so that we can be part of the great plan He is going to carry out for this world. Each of us has a part to play, and it was no mistake we were all born in this generation. It humbled me today, to say the least, how God CHOSE US….  I can’t even get my head around it… but wanted to share that with you today ….

What if a storm comes your way???

November 14, 2013

I suppose saying “what if” a storm comes should say, “When” a storm comes… because I ‘m certain we all have had to face some from time to time. In this blog, I want to start out with a story found in the book of Matthew… where Jesus told his disciples that he wanted them to get into the boat and go to the other side of the sea. Now this wasn’t just any sea. I understand that this part of the sea often has storms and winds that blow so hard to toss and turn ships and boats. So when they all got in, and Jesus went below to take a nap, the guys were up top being very cocky in their thoughts…”We know how bad this sea can be, but we have Jesus, nothing is going to happen to us…” (My interpretation of course.) But then you know what happens, the sea rose and they all began running around with their hands on their heads saying, “We’re gonna die!!!!!!!!” So one went to get Jesus, and He came up on top and calmed the winds and the waves and said, “Ye of little faith…” And I believe He was saying, “Why didn’t you believe that we would get to the other side??? Isn’t that what I said we would do?”

This passage of scripture spoke volumes to me. If Jesus/God/Word says something, we can have confidence in that, knowing it will come to pass. We may not have it easy… we may hit a storm, but don’t lose sight of the call on your life to complete what God has asked of you. Many of us when something hard comes along we say “Maybe this wasn’t really God?” And we quit. We truly believe we didn’t hear from God… But, in most cases it was God…  One thing I really liked about this passage is that Jesus made it clear to me that God did NOT send the wind and tempest. Why would God send the wind and then calm it… that is like causing people to steal and them arresting them for the very things they were made to do. So the enemy will try to mess with your call…

There are several things that I have been believing for… and this passage has refreshed me in believing and having more confidence in seeing those things come to pass. Though they haven’t come to pass yet…. I believe they will. I won’t give up. Lose heart. Doubt God’s Word. What about you?

Lying is a death sentence…..

November 14, 2013

This blog follows the previous one…  As I am still reading in 2 Kings Chapter 5. This part relates to where Naaman, who was healed of his leprosy, wanted to thank Elisha by blessing him with substance. And Elisha refused it. (2 Kings 5:15-16) Why? Because Elisha knew his provision came directly from the Lord and didn’t take anything from man… wow… that in itself is pretty amazing because we tend to rejoice when someone wants to give us something…  This reminds me of what Daniel said as well:  “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means (Daniel 5:17). True prophets know how to trust God.

Moving along So…. Naaman started for home but one of his servants overheard what was going on and wanted those blessings for himself. So this is where it gets interesting. He went back to Naaman and said, “My master sent me to you to get the stuff.” (Lie #1) So the servant received the stuff from the hand of Naaman. Then when Elisha approached his servant and said, “Where did you go?” And the servant said, “I didn’t go anywhere.” (Lie #2) So Elisha said, “Because you have lied and done this evil, the leprosy from Naaman is now on you and your family FOREVER.”

Many of us lie because of fear of what others will say or think or do. We have to speak the truth in all things people. Yes, there are ways to deliver the truth (I have a book I wrote called “Nothing but the truth so help me God….” – you may want to pick up.) But truth is certainly the best policy. I heard a song called “Brave.” Here are some of the lyrics:

Show me how big your brave is
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Courage people… can only come when we stand in the presence of God and trust Him with our lives.

I en-courage you to make the choice to be honest and speak the truth in ALL things from this day forward… I’m sure you know what I mean….

God… What do you mean?? Really??

November 14, 2013

I’m still reading through the book of 2 Kings… on chapter 5 actually… the story of Naaman a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. (2 Kings 5:1). Elisha came to him and told him in order to be healed, he would have to dip himself in the Jordan river 7 times. His response was, “What? What do you mean? Really? There are cleaner and better rivers than that, why can’t I dip myself in those? The Jordan is so dirty.” And I believe he said in his heart…”I deserve better than that… don’t they know who I am?” (well, that’s my interpretation anyway.) But… his friends (servants) came to him and said. What if he told you to do some great thing… would you do it? So why not just go do what he says in this little thing? So Naaman heeded their counsel and went and dipped and came out clean as a baby’s skin!

Okay, I don’t think I have to elaborate, you may have gotten the picture here… but just in case… this is what the Lord showed me. Two things I see. Many times what God is asking us to do seems so insignificant, unimportant, or ridiculous… but if God asks us to do something, we need to believe what He says is what needs to be done. Secondly, it took some of his “friends” to urge him to do the right thing. I believe we all need these kinds of friends in our life to help us see what we do not see and help give us courage when we otherwise falter. So praise God for friends.. the kind that aren’t afraid to speak the truth to us… because they truly love us.

So what is it that God is asking of you?

The scripture comes to mind… “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6).” Wow. Pretty blatant scripture and to the point. So… when God tells us to do something, and we know to do it but don’t, to us it is sin (James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it notto him it is sin.) What we are doing is rejecting the truth. Our choices not only impacts us but our generations to follow.

Let’s just do it!  

I recall my 5-year-old grand daughter sitting there listening to me one day saying I “need” to do something. I was going on and on about it… and she said, “Just do it gramma!” Out of the mouth of babes.

When to tell someone the truth…

November 6, 2013

The best way to decide when to tell someone the truth is if any of the following pertain. If they do, then you perhaps shouldn’t say anything until the “motive” is not for you but for them.

1. If telling them the truth benefits you

2.  If you need justice

3. If telling them what you think will make YOU feel better…

4.  If this will fulfill you in any way…

5. Know that if we tell someone something to get them to do something for us, that borders on Witchcraft (Manipulation and control).

6. Exception to the rule:  Sometimes we do need to tell someone something like when a person truly mistreats you… Then by all means, speak to them about it because it’s something they are doing to you. We have to be honest with our spouse, children, etc., in times like this, and honest is always the way to go. But what I’m talking about is for example, when you see a friend acting a certain way. And you toil over telling them. Are you afraid to tell them? Or are you wanting to tell them for your own benefit? These two areas are not from God. It’s when we tell them the truth, for truth’s sake alone, that’s when we need to speak our heart. Otherwise, they may not receive what you are saying and could make a bigger mess than when you didn’t say anything at all.

Something to think about…

For more teaching on truth, pick up my book called, “Nothing but the Truth, so Help Me God..”  Because in order to speak truth to anyone, we truly need God’s help… When to hold em’ and when to fold em’.

 

Cold and Flu Season……. or is it the Christmas and Thanksgiving Season??????

November 6, 2013

This choice is up to us…. I sent this post to a local radio station in hopes they will share it with their listeners… but until then, I wanted to share this with you…  I’ve talked on this before, but needs to be repeated…

To Klove:

A few weeks ago some tips were given to help prevent getting the cold and flu viruses… which were good tips. As a Christian minister, there is one area that is just as important if not more, than doing things “physically.” We need to also address our spiritual health. Let me explain.

The scripture referenced here is Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
 
According to the medical community, the immune system when compromised, opens us up to all kinds of viruses. This passage explains why we can get sick, because of a broken heart (spirit) somewhere. When we forgive all those who have hurt us, abused, or offended us, our spirit is restored, thus impacting our immune system. It talks about “bones” in this passage as well. This is where most of our immune system resides, in the marrow. If our marrow is dried up, it can cause us all kinds of auto-immune diseases, which is what can get us sick, including colds, flus, and allergies.
Isn’t it interesting that the cold and flu season starts around the holiday seasons? I don’t believe it’s because of the weather….  It’s because people are worried about a relative, reminder of a past hurt, remind them they are alone, remind them they had a loss, perhaps they can’t provide for their kids at this time, lots of “stressful” things take place to weaken a person’s “spirit” that can compromise the immune system. Fear is the most hazardous thing. Because “stress” is really “fear.” Fear of seeing Aunt Marge, Fear of having people come to our messy house, Fear of being alone, Fear of being reminded of past hurts… etc.  When we have fear in these areas of our lives, it is what opens us up to sickness and dis-ease. The enemy knows this as well and works at getting us to have broken relationships… but we are not to be ignorant of his devices.
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear but power, love and a sound mind.”
“Perfect love casts out fear…. and he who fears is not made perfect in love…”
These are two well-known passages. So the bottom line is this; when we feel loved and give and receive love, our immune system is strong. It’s God’s perfect love in us that will cast out all these kinds of fears, securing us in Him. And as we love (which includes forgiveness) our health will improve.
Remedy:
Identify the individuals in our life that comes up during this time, and forgive them. Perhaps we need to ask for forgiveness as well of someone, because scriptures say that “if a brother has ought against us.. to go rectify with the brother.” Forgiveness is key.
Secondly, love heals the heart. When we can grasp the Father’s love for us personally, that will heal our immune system. As a minister for the past 20 years, one of the main issues, even in a believer, is the inability to “receive” God’s love personally. So working on both of these areas together will impact us greatly. My life is dedicated to helping people in these two areas, and I have testimony after testimony of healing and restoration.
How I stay Free from Colds and Flus – Personal Testimony. (It’s not that I don’t get sick, but I’m less likely to get sick)
When I start feeling like a cold is coming on… (sore throat, cough, etc.)
1. Lay hands on my throat and say,  “Virus, Go now in Jesus name.” (Because we have the power by the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick that they recover.)
2.  I ask the Lord to show me who offended me or who did I offend? Where was my heart broken or a relationship breached?” And if I listen long enough, I get the answer and sure enough, hands down I need to address something.
3. Then take extra Vit. C, etc. as you described in the tips. And most of the time I don’t get sick or it doesn’t last long.
So we have to ask ourselves, do we want to “enjoy” this time of the year?? It’s truly up to us. Not a time to run from what is brought up, but to face it and find healing in that which is brought up. I believe this is a great opportunity to deal with any hurts, pains, broken heart issues, relationship issues so that we don’t carry them into the new year…  WDYT?