Month: March 2016

Where are you at?

Recently I was at work and found my thoughts wondering, not to what GOD was doing around me, but to my future. That’s when GOD spoke and said “Joshua, where are you at right now?” to which I replied “um at work GOD.” with a confused look on my face, that’s when I heard “then be at work, and always be present in all situations or you might miss an opportunity that I have put before you.” So since then I have been trying my very best to remain present in all situations, and it has been having numerous benefits,  It may seem silly to some but I am a day dreamer so my thoughts tend to wonder from time to time, but I always try to remember to keep my eyes on the cross and to be present, if not for myself then for those around me, because people like to vent when you are open and present, if you are to speak and receptive to the holy spirit, then he will prompt you to speak. Either way you will get to share a beautiful moment with someone, or even a moment just absorbing all the beauty of GODS creation, and life is all about moments, and if you’re not paying attention you might miss it, and eventually there will never be another moment ever again, so be present and in this moment right now, because it is a good one.

Matthew 6:26-27

26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

Job 12:7-10

“But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?

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Spiritual warfare: Denomination

So unity within the body has been weighing heavily on my heart a lot recently, though our war is within the unseen it doesn’t mean the enemy cant operate in the physical. Just as our god operates in the physical so does our enemy, and much like a physical war, a spiritual war is fought in similar ways. The easiest way to defeat your opponent is to divide his forces, and that’s what I feel is happening when people argue about which denomination is correct or incorrect, that effort would be much more useful in helping our brothers and sisters and serving and honoring the lord together as one. So I pray that we may stand together as truly one body so that we may love one another, and truly be more then conquerors in Christ Jesus.

Romans 14:5-8

One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord;[a] and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

1 Corinthians 1:10

10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Mark 12:29-31

29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’[a] This is the first commandment.[b] 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Be the light not the judge

We have a charge to keep, we must be the light of the world as instructed by our father. When a situation becomes overwhelming and you feel as if you are not growing, or you feel as if your shine is growing dimmer, go to him who speaks and he will give you rest. Also take a personal inventory, when was the last time you prayed, got into your word, or recharged on the holy spirit? Sometimes a situation may seem to toxic to move forward, or like you are tapped in bondage, there are many times in my life where I believed this to be true, however I asked god to show me what was to be learned from the situation or if I may be released and he showed me the way. Second I ask you to try and observe your own outlook, are you in a constant state of judgement of the walks of others or their pasts? Try to remember your own past i’m sure there were many bumps in the road that got you here today, maybe your stuck in your past, remember they were lessons not a life sentence. SO when things feel meek and light seems dim, trust in GOD and stay in your lane, all will be revealed to you at just the right time.

Matthew 5:14-16

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:1-4

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?

Romans 8:1-2

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Relentless

I am kind of shifting this into messages I hear, as well as a daily kind of testimony, a few months ago the Lord said “I am going to be shaking the body soon, be prepared for attacks in great number, and all around you, be the unshakable.” which is why I have been praying for strength and unity within the body of Christ, I didn’t see what the Lord meant by all of this until recently, when I was able to be witness to a great number of attacks on my brothers and sisters as well as myself. So I say to you, my friends, my family, hold fast blessings and promotion are awaiting you. the enemy is relentless so do not relent, hold on to the promises and be relentless right back.

Hebrews 12:25-27

25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake[a] not only the earth, but also heaven.”[b] 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Hebrews 10:22-23

22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Unplug

Our world today is so slam packed full of distractions that, a lot of the time people don’t ever just take a moment to enjoy our world, or just be in that moment, they’re focused on tomorrow that they don’t realize what they have today. People get so caught up in work, and the death speaking crisis community we have built, that when free time or a spare moment comes along all they want to do is rest, I wouldn’t make these accusations if i hadn’t fell prey to them before myself, but instead of resting I ask you to just take a few moments of silence, or talking to GOD, or meditate on his word, out side in a quiet enough spot, listen to the birds praise him, listen to the wind in the trees listen to the world around you and ask GOD to open your ears to hear what he wants you to hear, you might be surprised. Its our world and it is what we make it, so lets enjoy it from time to time and make it a good one.

Numbers 35:33

You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Take the power back

Have you ever felt trapped by your circumstances, loss, or any other of the various methods the enemy uses to try to keep us in bondage? I know I have, and that is exactly where he wants you, so that you aren’t focusing on who you are in Christ and walking in that. So that you are only focused on your pain. Once you realize that you are an overcomer through Christ Jesus, and that the enemy cant have you, it becomes much easier to handle. I’m not saying that the pain goes away immediately, i’m not saying that you wont struggle, what I am saying is you will see how to harness it and wield the circumstance to your benefit, even if the situation looks so dire that no good can possibly come out of it GOD happens, and beauty will arise from the ashes. This is OUR kingdom, although Adam made many sinners, we were still given this land, and GOD has given us the charge to keep it and take care of it, and we hold dominion here. So what I pray for you who are reading this, that you find a way to, through Christ, overcome your struggle and take the power back.

Romans 8:37

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Genesis 1:28

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For My yoke iseasy and My burden is light.”

1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.