Monday, April 9, 2018

A lesson through experience, God fights our Battles! The Kingdom Overrides (TKO)

A timely message with a powerful reminder

We know that the evil one is nervous, pitiful, a nasty, no good, sore loser. Yes, he already lost! His end is ironclad, there is no escape for him. To add insult to injury, he wants to destroy and corrupt as much of Gods creation as he can. Just like the rotten, evil scoundrel he is.

He is so powerless, in so many regards. Scripture itself tells us that we have the Lord’s power & authority to overcome the enemies deception and grasp. I know I am not the only one who has either faced attacks on every level, from physical, to financial, to familial.

One thing that comes to my mind is a particular day, a while back. I was on my way to take care of some business. I had about a 20 – 30-minute car ride ahead, as the area I’d be traveling through is thick within town traffic. I decided that on my way there, I would begin praising God for everything in my life. Every car, person, road sign, tree, a scene in the sky, cloud, song, every faculty I possessed, everything I could think of and spot, acknowledge and list. It went on and on and on, I laughed a few times, I even had a few overlapping thoughts as I listed thing after thing, thinking wow, God supports and supplies everything, how amazing that we just do not realize everything is a blessing. This exercise was so invigorating! Even though I spoke aloud for almost 35 minutes straight, I felt great, a little thirsty BUT I mean GREAT, GREAT- GREAT; like I had just received an oxygen boosted cocktail.

Later on, on my way to leave the area. Something bad happened. It was a setback but I can see in the spirit that what I did before I got there helped to mitigate the damage. It could have been, should have been, so much worse. You see the enemy wants us so focused on whats wrong, that we ignore our power, forget about our blessings, overlook our opportunities. We have the power to knock him out, to thwart him, to put him back in his powerless place. Do not give him a foothold.

Imagine you have a weapon, and you are going to load that weapon with ammunition. The ammo is praise and worship. Imagine a force field, it is powered and activated through gratitude and thanksgiving. Employ both fo these things and you are fully protected.

TKO stands for Total Knock Out but remember this for your day to day struggles….The Kingdom Overrides (TKO)

Matthew 4:10-11
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Begone, Satan! For it is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and Him only shall you serve.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Luke 10:16  He who hears you, hears me…

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Romans 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation…

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 PRAISE AS A SPIRITUAL WEAPON

2 Chron. 20:1
It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.

2 Chron. 20:15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ’Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

2 Chron. 20:17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

2 Chron. 20:21-25 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:

“Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.”

[22] Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. [23] For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. [24] So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. [25] When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

Spiritual Implication:
Praise lifts your eyes from the battle to the victory, for Christ is already(excerpt from http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/how-praise-can-be-a-weapon-in-spiritual-warfare-timothy-lee-sermon-on-worship-benefits-71161.asp )

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Audible and visual interference is no match for Gods anointed 3/26/18

 

Sometimes we are allowed to experience physical representations of actual spiritual lessons and training. The ultimate goal of that is to empower you and quicken you to quickly discerning Gods will, leading to immediate obedience and action.

When the storms of life come, they are sometimes swift, unrelenting, disorienting. We have to know where our true north is. If the lights are out and the ground is now moving, your physical senses will fail you. Many times, instinct activates the carnal but the battle is won with spiritual prowess.

We need not be worried or dismayed, scripture tells us that Our Lord is ever cognizant of our location and proximity we are under divine surveillance. It also reminds us that we know His voice, He is our good shepherd. Trust and an understanding of whats at your disposal is what’s needed.

Knowing how to access that and when to, is vital. God is always present where our praises are. It’s evident then, as we wield our swords and lift the shields that we do so with His Magnificent name upon our  lips, incessantly, unwavering, ever praising. Praising and thanking, thanking and praising, this turns the murky waters clear, levels the field, exposes the traps, encamps the wicked and exposes the enemy.

 

“You’re going to face a powerful, invisible enemy every day-the Devil. …Put on your body armor and be prepared to fight him and his demonic hosts. Put on every piece of your battle dress” (Ephesians 6:10-20).

“Stand…having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; praying always. . . .” (verses 14-18)
John 10:27-28 
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Genesis 28:15 – “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

Deuteronomy 32:10 – In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.

Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

Deuteronomy 32:10 – In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.



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Monday, March 5, 2018

Steps, moves and maneuvers 3/5/18

 

Have you ever been so caught up in a whirlwind that you later realized, wow…I was protected over here in this direction, not even knowing what potential was brewing because you were distracted looking over there?!. That just has to show you how faithful and awesome God really is!

This is a definitive time frame of upheaval for so many. The enemy surely wants us to feel off balance, uneasy, unsure. More than ever we have to stand firm. With our feet planted and our faces like a flint. Standing fast against the enemy, unmoved.

Doors are opening that no man can shut and God is surely placing blockades of prevention, as only He can,  against the plans of the enemy. When God shuts a door, its not a door anymore. He is thorough, staunch and impenetrable when its necessary.

I’ve seen significance in humility, honor & integrity. In the absence of those characteristics one finds dismissive haughtiness, power struggles and calculated interactions. Surely, the sign posts of hazardous conditions ahead and treacherous storms to line the path. Even so, our God sees afar off, even when our radar is off. How comforting to realize, He stands behind us, goes before us and walks alongside.

I fear not because I know that, I obey, surrender and trust. I enter into His rest, my strong-tower is ever before me, to encompass me, to embrace me, under His cloak I may find solace.  On the chess board of life, it might seem for a moment that we are exposed or vulnerable but our Heavenly Father is several moves ahead lining up the perfect check mate.  He is the King and always will defend  His Queen, His precious beloved.

 

 

Matthew 6:8

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

 

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

 

Psalm 61:3

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

 

Psalm 75

75 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Revelation 3:7-13

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.



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