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

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.”

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!

I’d rather have power than stuff!

Phillipians 3:7-14

7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

 

I am feeling the tug of the Holy Spirit today to lay down many things I have begun to put my trust in …OTHER than God. For the people who are close to me … you know the things I have already suffered through as well as the things that I continue to lay down before the feet of Jesus. Yet somehow this is a new requirement that God is asking of me that goes along with a timeless principle…. dying to self!

Many people will not and cannot understand the call that God places on each of us and what He asks us as individuals to do… they make no sense to our limited human mind. But in this wilderness season in my life I am learning that patience is necessary to make it to the next promise. The things that this world offers are temporary, including the things we think we “need” to survive. And God has commanded us not to love the things in this world, even those things we think we need, simply because He is our true source of life and our sustainer!

This past year for me there has been a cutting away of things and people…God how that hurts.Sometimes it could be God telling you to walk away from a relationship but then it could be something like Genesis 12:1 leaving your hometown and all your family behind to go to a place that He will show you. I have been stripped of everything I put a value on. Yet I know in my heart that God has taken the familiarity and comfort of such things out of my life to show me yet another level of truly trusting in Him. The wilderness is a place where even the very food you are to eat to sustain life is handed down by God in His timing which may not necessarily be when you “think” you should eat… and it requires faith that worketh patience to quietly trust that He will.

See…what good would it do to have all the material possesions  and comforts you desire but then a sickness hits your body and you have no power through faith to command it to leave your body and it obey you? Faith isn’t an easy walk… it draws every ounce of patience inside of you out to walk in… until the promise is fulfilled. But it is fulfilling. I want God to use me and the power of His Spirit operating through me to bring about healing and deliverance to others that are lost and hurting. It hurts and brings water to my eyes because of what I must go through to see it manifested, however it is a small price to pay considering what Jesus endured for me plus the lives that will be changed as a result of it. Romans 8:18 says For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

I count it all loss that I may intimately know Him and the POWER of His resurrection!