Rebuke and Condemn Evil!

open rebuke is better than secret love

There is a strong difference between judging and rebuking.  The distinction is that rebuking seeks to CORRECT the offender rather than condemning them. Unfortunately, many offenders take issue at being corrected and prefer to turn it around and accuse the rebuker (or victim) of wrongdoing rather than admit they were wrong and change their own behavior.  Although the Bible does tell us not to judge one another, it also instructs us very clearly to rebuke those who do evil, as well as those who hurt us.

Another way of looking at rebuking vs. judging is that rebuking involves facts, while judging involves assumptions. Here is an example:  when you disapprove of/protest/confront an abuser for behaving in ways that hurt other people (fact), and he responds by accusing you of not being a good Christian (assumption) (because you are confronting him, not honoring him, or for whatever reason), then you are rebuking him, but he is judging you.

Jesus and the Apostles were very bold and rebuked and condemned evil. They even openly rebuked people in the church for doing evil, in order to strengthen the church… a few examples…

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 2 Timothy 4:2 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
If we don’t warn someone in error to turn from evil, we are partly responsible. “Ezekiel 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”
Jesus was VERY bold openly!…
“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.; O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?; Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?; Thou hypocrite, ye have made it a den of thieves; Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.; Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified.”

It is a grave injustice to see a brother or sister entangled in sin and not address it in Love. Being politically correct or neutral when it comes to sin is not what God has called us to do.We must not be afraid of people or the backlash that comes from speaking the truth, when GOD is the one we must answer to.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father I thank you for helping us to understand that rebuking and condemning evil is a Kingdom command to strengthen your Bride. Help us to come into Unity of the faith Lord and stand firm against the onslaught of the enemy. Thank you for giving us the strength to humble ourselves to receive correction and instruction when it is necessary in our own lives. In Jesus name…Amen

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Out of the Wilderness A Word from the Lord

Wilderness

I will indeed lead you out of the wilderness. The wilderness experience of these past years have been hard for you. Many of My people have been wounded and lost hope, and some have even lost faith. But, I say that in this season you shall regain all. You shall recover all that you have lost, and you shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. This I declare that I will bring blessings to you to demonstrate not only My goodness, but it shall be a sign that what I have spoken to you is true and shall come to pass. Encourage yourself. Encourage yourself! Forget those things that are behind you. Get ready for the great crossing-over, for you about to cross over into a new level of anointing, power and glory. There will be a greater demonstration of My kingdom, says the Lord. All that is required of you is to rise up and say, “I’m going! I’m going with the Lord. I’m going to cross over into the goodness of the Lord.”

Even if…

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Do we really think about how Sovereign and awesome God is? Do we really think about how Holy and powerful He is?

God of the whole universe who is seated on this amazing throne in heaven cares about….US!

I am guilty of not always acknowledging the majesty of God or His Lordship over all things. As a matter of fact I tend to make the problems in my life bigger than God, not only this but I also tend to think about what I am facing more than the ONE whom I must face one day.

As I have been examining myself, I have found that I have been disappointed about the trials that I have had to face in my life. They seem repetitive and constant, which can be down right discouraging. As I was praying last night, the Lord said to me… Even if you never see the manifestation of the things that you have asked of me…would you still follow me?

This question ignited a dormant feeling of love and humility from the depths of my being.

I cried out with massive tears filling my eyes…..Yes God I LOVE YOU from my heart!

I felt as though it was one of my parents essentially asking…Do you love me? Can you trust me?

You see, God…this same Majestic God that is seated on a throne where angels are constantly worshipping Him, thought enough of me, this little woman from Marietta Georgia; to send His Son as a sacrifice to loose me from my bonds and pull me out of a pit, by dying on a bloody cross.

How could I not be touched by this act of sacrifice? How could I not love this God? How could I not follow this God?

This is my public response and declaration to MY God! My loving Father and Savior! My precious Holy Spirit!

Even if I do not see the things I have asked for

Even if I lose all that I have

Even if loved ones walk away

Even if I am persecuted

Even if I walk alone….just you and me

I will follow.

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,…Philippians 3:7

I love you daddy God!

You Shall Surpass!

…Cry aloud, You who have not labored with child!

For more are the children of the desolate, Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:1

 

 

This is a direct command from God to offer a sacrificial praise to Him in the midst of unfruitfulness!

He is speaking to the ones that have tried over and over again to make it happen but couldn’t. The disappointed, the bitter and broken. It may seem like your life has been a vicious repeat and a Groundhog day from hell, but God is quickening you by His Spirit to CRY OUT in praise to Him for the very thing that there is no evidence of…,your fruitfulness!

The Word of God says

Now, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1)

The very thing we do not see, by FAITH we have assurance that it exists! And notice here in Hebrews it says NOW FAITH IS! This is a now, current and present belief and assurance that we have it already!

So knowing this we can praise God in advance of the manifestation! Start praising him now for the miracle, start rejoicing now for the breakthrough! God is turning your sorrow into joy, your bitter into sweet and your barrenness into fruitfulness!

You will make it, you SHALL NOT die! You will have what God says you will have! You shall see the goodness of God in the land of the living!

Your results will surpass those who had all the “right stuff” to make it! Your harvest will be greater! Your marriage will be greater! Your children will be taught of the Lord! Your Healing will be Greater!

It’s no news baby when a married couple has a newborn, but it will make WORLD news when a barren woman gives birth!

Let God glorify Himself in you today! Hallelujah!

Prayer: Father, today I yield myself to be used as a living display of your Glory. No matter how much it hurts or how challenging it may be, I trust you God! Help me today to focus on your Goodness instead of the situation. In Jesus name , Amen.

Breaking Ungodly soul ties

couple_tied1There are false messages that we are trained in believing from a child into our adulthood ,which affect our current reality. We take those lies and make them a present reality.

This causes us to walk in fear because of the lies that the enemy told us.

So, what we do in reality( in that false reality) is we try to fix things within ourselves that can only be fixed by God.

God wants us to replace those lies with the Word of God….which is reality!

 These messages cause us To walk in fear instead of the fruit of the spirit, which in turn leads us into an ungodly soul tie relationship ,which becomes idolatry.

The key to this is in John 14 chapter 6 where Jesus says onto them I am the way the truth and the life no man comes unto the father but by me. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the reality! You have been on the wrong path but I am the way I am the course that you belong on! You cannot separate God from his word according to John chapter 1 it says in the beginning of the Word was God and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

The word is my reality …not my injury …

not my childhood

not the way I was raised

not the trauma

not my past.

If you don’t get the lies corrected by the Word of God  you will have eight marriages, you’ll be on drugs,you’ll be addicted to fear, addicted to pornography, losing your mind, committing suicide and depressed.

The first and the number one job for us to do is to  acknowledge the lie!

 You have got to get real with yourself!

Acknowledge the lie! Get your head out of the sand and acknowledge the lie that you have been living.

“Why do I do what I do?”

Leviticus chapter 26:40- 42. If they shall confess their iniquity…

 Iniquity is Beyond a sin where I’ve missed the mark. It’s a tendency to sin that has a stronghold on you.

God says  acknowledge, and then He will remember His covenant. He said confess AND repent= change your mind.

The next step is you have to Reject it.

Casting down imaginations in every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God!

God said that we are to take authority over it .When he said that no weapon formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us and judgment we shall condemn. That includes the tongues of demonic spirits  not just people!

So the minute the lie comes I have to acknowledge it and reject it by the blood of Jesus. Declaring…

” I reject the lie that Satan is saying to me by the blood of Jesus ,and I send complication and confusion into the enemies camp.”
After you acknowledge and reject it then you have to replace it with the word of God.

Joshua 1:8  Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

You have to meditate and do the word. Fill yourself with the word.

DECLARE NOW!
I am fearfully and wonderfully made  Psalm 139:14
I am his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works Ephesians 2:10

 Nobody owns me I’m yielding  my gifts for their benefit.

I am victorious I am established to the end.

Nobody can take me out I already win!

I am called by God.

I’m not entitled I’m empowered !

Deuteronomy 28 :2 All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:  

 The blessing will overtake me I don’t have to go looking for blessing.

God’s presence is my priority!

Colossians 2:10 I am complete in him!

Prayer: Father in the name of Jesus, we lift up the false message of ___________ to you and acknowledge it for the lie that it is. Lord we declare right now in Jesus name, that we receive your Word as reality in our life and by faith we replace all false messages, spoken over us and/or believed as true, with Your Word. From this point forward God, we will reject any thoughts or spoken words over us, that would try and lead us back to the false messages of satan. We plead the blood of Jesus Christ the Anointed one over our mind, will and emotions therefore demolishing any and all ungodly soul tie that has tried to keep us bound. We declare freedom and victory in Jesus name, AMEN!!! Hallelujah!

Love

Day 1

God is Love

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

In order for us to operate in our daily walk as a Christian we must first understand that God=Love.
You see Love is what motivated God to send His only son as a sacrifice in our place so that we could be in fellowship with God once again and so that we could obtain eternal salvation. Here are a few things to meditate on.

1. You cannot seperate God from His Love.
2. Love is the foundation of God’s Power.
3. To show Love to one another is to show God to one another, this gives God the opportunity to work through you.
4. Faith won’t work without it!
5. Love is how others will know that we belong to Him.

Prayer,
Lord help me to search myself and reveal to me the areas where I need to show your Love. Help me to realize in my heart, just how much you Love me Lord and help me to understand the sacrifice you made just for me.