Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6

If you read my devotionals, even on occasion, you will find that I encourage everyone to read the scriptures for themselves. If you do, you will find that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes and give you tidbits of information little by little. You won’t get this amazing download all at once, because it is a living word, and it gives you what you need when you need it. I was reading 2 KIngs 14 today and Jonah was mentioned, which brought the following information to the forefront of my mind.

Jonah was a prophet. God gave him an assignment to go to Nineveh and speak against them because of their evil deeds. He didn’t want to do it, so he tried to run away from God. God insisted that he obey, and sent him through all kinds of distressing events to put him back on the path to obedience. 

Do you feel like you’ve been swallowed by a whale, and puked out? Maybe you should do a quick check list to see if you are disobeying God’s calling on your life. Not every tragedy will be because you’ve neglected your calling, but it might be a good place to start analyzing the occurrences of your life.

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:38

Friday, June 5, 2020

June 5

Money and power will make people do things they normally wouldn’t do. Corruption goes back to the beginning of time and can be found throughout the Bible. People think financial control will bring them happiness, but it never does, you have to find that within yourself. 

Officials don’t get rich holding public office! One must commit themselves to serve the people, and make a difference. When a person enters public office, that hasn’t been corrupted by politics, the country soars to greatness, for example, look at our country under the leadership of President Reagan. We are much better off when someone with a heart for the people is put into office. We should never choose a fox to guard the hen house!

Our country is in an election year, and could be the reason for the craziness. Please be mindful of how you vote, and weigh your choices carefully, we want our country to stay free, and God loving. One wrong vote could put us straight into communism, and those struggling for control would be more than happy to accept that as our fate. Remember what happened during the pandemic, and the officials who let power go to their heads, we must be very mindful, being they have more control than we thought.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4

We all have a lot on our minds concerning what this world is coming to. I think we can all get on board with Joshua when he says, “choose this day whom you will serve.” I can guarantee you that if you choose wrong at this point in time, you will be left behind. 

Did you know that worshiping the “god of convenience”, by sacrificing children, babies, and the pre-born, comes straight from the pit of hell? Did you know that if you agree with allowing a woman to sacrifice any child to the “god of convenience”, you do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling within you? If you choose a candidate for public office who is of the notion that it is within the rights of a woman to kill her child, you are as guilty as they are, and you have blood on your hands too. 

If you choose to follow a political party who is complacent to lawlessness, and allows the destruction of property, you are as guilty as the lawbreakers. I’m not crazy about the actions of some who are in office, but I have weighed them carefully, and must make the best choice possible. The person you choose must uphold the law, will vie for the rights of Christians to serve Jesus, will be against ab**tion and killing babies upon birth, and will do the best they can, to serve our country. 

And another thing, if the mainstream media is for your candidate, you can bet you’ve chosen wrong, because they are the puppets of the enemy, and are full of lies! I’ve been quiet long enough, and I don’t want anyone to end up in hell because they lack the Holy Spirit; you only get him if you have chosen Jesus and can see a complete turn around in the way you think, because he will make you aware of the evil you do, and the sins you commit, but will also make you aware of the sins of others, and the evil they do. Don’t get left behind because you chose wrong.

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"And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”" Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3

Unbelief is crippling to a Christian. How long will you go on dismissing the truths written in God’s word? I’ve heard it taught that God will not do anything contrary to nature; for instance, gravity. Then lo, and behold, I come across a segment of scripture, denying that lie. This is not the only one, just the one that I’m dealing with today. Elisha was the head of a group of prophets, and they congregated together, but needed more space. They decided to build a new place, and during the process one of the prophets dropped his axe head into the water. He freaked out because he had borrowed it. Elisha dipped a stick into the water, and the iron axe head floated to the top. This was unnatural, defied gravity, and yet, here it is in the Bible. Elisha was given double the ability to prophesy, because he saw Elijah carried away in a chariot of fire into the heavens, (another unnatural occurrence), but we have access to the same Spirit, but because of our unbelief, we prohibit ourselves from walking in these types of miracles. We need to go back and relearn the truth, and stop dismissing notions in the Bible that don’t fit the narrative we’ve been taught by man; then, maybe, we will begin to see and experience God as never before.

But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed.” Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there and made the iron float. 2 Kings 6:5-6

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2

There was a little girl that was carried off in a raid, who became a slave to her captors. She served under the woman of the house. The man of the house was a warrior but had a dreaded disease. This little girl never forgot about God, and suggested that he go and seek a prophet that could heal him in the country that she was brought from. As I read this story, I became bitter; what a heinous act to steal a child and make them serve you as a slave! Why didn’t she just let him die from that disease? I don’t know what happened to the child in the story, in fact, that’s all that was said about her. But there’s more! Because of the kindness of this girl, the warrior sought the prophet, and was healed by him. This man called Naaman, came to know God that day, and declared, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel”. That little girl had saved the life of her master. Sometimes our situation is grim, and unimaginable things happen to us, if you find yourself in a dreadful predicament, try to figure out what God is doing, look at it through his eyes, and maybe he will give you a glimpse into what he has planned. This story is found in 2 Kings 5.

Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman's wife. She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 2 Kings 5:2-3

Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1

It’s a fresh new month, and Pentecost is over, so hopefully the devil’s diversion away from God’s holy time is also over, and we can get back to our lives, instead of fearing what will come next. Let’s be honest, Christians don’t celebrate Pentecost like they should, and make it a Holy convocation in honor of all that Jesus did for us by giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit. It means something different for the Jews, but for us, it was a day of new beginnings, a day when our lives changed to become a temple of the Holy Spirit. How can we go on as if it wasn’t significant? I’ll tell you how, it’s not taught. It is glazed over, and quickly and quietly forgotten, so we don’t stir up the kooks who use it to show off. Most churches don’t want that kind of drama, and want their parishioners to sit quietly, and listen, and to take their spiritual revival somewhere else. That's why, instead of celebrating the Holy Spirit, we get rioting, and other diversions such as a pandemic. How long are we going to entertain Satan with our unbelief? Christians, this whole ordeal played right into his hands, and there is celebration in hell today. Wake up and pay attention! Jesus celebrated all the feasts; why don’t we? I celebrated this holy day by honoring God, and pleading for an increase in my gifts. It may not have looked like a Jewish festival in my house, but I took time out to acknowledge the Holy Spirit, and I hope you did the same.

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4

Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 31

My husband and I are moving across the street into a slightly smaller space. I know what you’re thinking, “they move too much,” and you’re right! We’re downsizing again! The collection of things I’ve been carrying from one place to another is ridiculous! Why do we need all this stuff! Dust collecting objects that just sit there. I do like to be surrounded by beautiful things, but the items collecting in my closets, hidden from sight, need to go! I don’t want my children to have to worry about all of this garbage when we pass on to Jesus, they will have enough to deal with when they sort out the rental properties. Imagine how freeing it is to be loosed from the weight of all this baggage! Our minds also collect baggage, useless, unwanted thoughts that collect in our heads, cluttering our minds, and creating heartache. If you have things in your home that cause painful memories, get rid of it, not only that, as you part with it, recreate the memory to show it as a stepping stone to where you are now. Do the same thing with the clutter in your mind! Don’t wallow in self pity for the rest of your life, it’s too short for that. Collect the fruits of the Spirit and crucify your desire for the flesh! Live unencumbered by clutter, and set yourself free. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24