Saturday, May 22, 2021

May 22

What is the meaning of tribulation? It’s not what we’ve been led to believe. Here’s the internet definition:

Definition of tribulation

: distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution

also: a trying experience

Do we not face tribulation daily? Replace that word with trouble, and you take away its power! Are you paying attention? Aren’t we in “big trouble” or “great tribulation” right now? You absolutely could call it that! Let’s stop worrying about “tribulation,” we face it daily and are no worse off for it. We do not contend with trouble like the worldly; we are saved and are safe. The world is trying to take us out right now. They want nothing to do with God and anyone who has faith in him, but remember, we win!

Tribulation is another word used by Satan to control us. If we live in fear of it, he wins the current battle; don’t let him win!

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21

Remember these verses in Matthew 24? 

“Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.” 

Most of us believe this is about the rapture, but it isn’t. Just before these two verses, Jesus says it will be like the day of Noah. In Noah’s day, the bad people were washed away, and the good people were saved in the ark. Jesus is telling us that the bad people will be taken away, not the good. And I believe we are talking about the very, very bad people. For all our lives, the church has taught us to fear the return of Jesus, but I think that the only ones who need to worry are those who’ve made a deal with the devil for fame and fortune and have participated in ritual abuse that marks them, like those who are trafficking and sacrificing children. When the pieces don’t seem to fit in the Bible, you can bet it’s because we’ve been taught wrong about its meaning. Dig a little deeper, and ask God to give you clarity.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

May 20

I’m having one of those days where I can’t get going. I’m sure it will get better as the day goes on, but right now, I don’t want to move. I still have boxes to unpack and rooms to decorate, but my body is telling me to rest. It’s starting to come together; the pieces are falling into place, making me want to keep going until it’s complete. I see so much that needs to be done and have a hard time sitting still. I’m entirely distracted; to take a moment to write this devotional was difficult. But God calls us to sit for a minute, breathe in his presence, and rest our weary bones. The burden that I’m feeling is something I’ve placed on myself. There is no rush to be finished, although I won’t enjoy my rest until it’s complete. So I took some time, listened to the LORD, and he reminded me that he had taken all my burdens away and to rest in him. I will follow his lead and let him take the reigns and show me the way. I’m on light duty for today, and it will be a great day.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 19

Since becoming an expert at moving, I’ve noticed something interesting; no demonic activity or the need to thrust any out of this house. There were no unexplained happenings, such as doors shutting, items falling, or mysterious noises. I didn’t feel that it was necessary to circle this house in prayer, as I’ve done with many other homes. It was a very peaceful transition.

Here is my conclusion; we were the builder, and though we rented it to others, they had no ownership or authority over it; therefore, the demons, if any, had to leave with them. 

Just like a home, you own your body; only you can allow demonic beings to trouble you through activity you’ve delved into that is strictly prohibited by God. Take control today! Confess, and repent! Tell the demons to get behind you; you have the authority by using Jesus’s name. Do not allow the corrupt to invade God’s temple.

What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, 2 Corinthians 6:16-17

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May 18

Isn’t this the truth? “You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.” 2 Corinthians 6:12. The King James says it this way: "Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels."

Paul doesn’t hold anything back, and he tells it like it is! We are inclined to blame others for our circumstances, but the truth is that most of the time, we are limited by not overcoming our past. True freedom comes when we get over ourselves and cling to the life Jesus has laid out for us; it’s not about things but a healed heart. He died on the cross to defeat death, which is the worse punishment; why do we fret over things that haven’t killed us? We are no longer guilty because he paid for it on the cross!

So today, ask God what it is that’s holding you back from being your “original self,” the person he created you to be. Listen carefully. He will probably tell you before you get the entire question asked. Then pray for him to help you loose the chains that are binding. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17

Watch out for so-called experts! I’m referring to Dr. Fauci and the CDC. I’m assuming that now that the crisis is over, we won’t be hearing from them quite as often. That’s fine by me; their guidance was less than helpful and only added fear to an already volatile situation. They are not unlike the Pharisees back in Jesus’s days on earth, making up their own rules and laws. It makes me wonder if what we see now is an extension of the things that happened in his day. Has the whole system been passed from generation to generation? Are the people making the “experts” do their dance part of their ancestry? Satan can and does orchestrate things such as this. John told us that the anti-Christ was already here; maybe they are a part of it; people love people who know how to make money and will worship them. This whole scheme was nothing more than a way to line the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry, which is controlled by the cabal, and Fauci and the CDC are in on it. It’s time to make a change and rid the world of the control coming from the elite.

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 1 John 4:2-3

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16

Hope is not lost. Though it may seem like the world is coming to an end, the only “world” coming to an end is for the people of worldly character. Those of us who haven’t sworn allegiance to Satan will continue to live a life worthy of our calling. Don’t be afraid; you do not need to fear; you are loved and accepted by our wonderful Father, who knows you and adores you. Great days are ahead of us, and life here on earth will be better than ever.

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 2 Corinthians 5:11