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.

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The process

Something I struggled with, and am still currently learning, is everything in life is a process, your walk with Christ is not exempt from that. Its not just, you become saved then boom you go to heaven, you are given a charge to keep here on earth first, you now have a god to serve, and the whole thing is a learning process and will always be up until the very last breath you take, if anyone says to you that they have it all down or understand everything, avoid that person, because they are about to learn something the hard way. You have to respect the process, if you don’t, and if you bear any fruit whilst not respecting the process it will be a bitter lesson, but if you do everything by the book, and respect the process the fruit you bear will be the sweetest. It isn’t easy but if you can take your eyes of the struggle, find rest in GOD, keep breathing, keep moving foreword, and keep being thankful in all things, you will be blessed. Dont focus on the promise, focus on the promise keeper.

Philippians 3:12-14

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 6:18

18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

Genesis 21:1

The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised.

 

The temple

A few months ago I took a personal inventory during a fast and had realized that I wasn’t taking very good care of my body, much better then I had been in the past, but still eating poorly and not really exercising. That’s when I got convicted, just because tomorrow is not promised doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of what you have today. I was convicted also on the fact that our bodies are not even truly ours, they are a temple of the Lord, you if you wouldn’t treat your church like trash why treat your bodies like trash? Its really not that hard to stay healthy, its not that expensive to stay active, i’m not saying you need to get a gym membership, I am not saying you need to run everyday, what I am saying is start somewhere, don’t find the closest spot to park at the store walk a little bit. Maybe eat a banana instead of a cheese burger one time, put down the soda and pick up a water, start somewhere, if the Holy spirit lives within you also, treat him nice, keep his house clean.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spiritwho is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a]and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 9:27

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Will vs Plans

Often I find myself trying to figure out what is in store for my future, just as I am sure many others try and do, but as usual Holy spirit convicted me pretty quickly that what the future holds is for future me, I need to live in this moment, this one right here, because there will not be another one exactly like it, and there may never be another moment at all so i should just enjoy this moment right here, because its a good one. Planning is fine, i’m not saying don’t have a plan, what I am saying is once you have made your plan the Lord will then guide your steps and if it is not in ordinance with his will, trust me, he will definitely find a way to let you know, just be receptive and ready to listen .

Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Unity Cont.

I don’t feel like my message on this subject was truly complete, I keep hearing strands of 3, and it came to light as of why today. The enemy was trying to retake ground lost, to rebuild strongholds long demolished in my life, and pretty much everyone I’ve talked to today, well I was going on about my business trying to handle it with just my own strength through Christ, I was turning up unsuccessful until a sister joined the Frey with me, even though we were both beginning to feel at ease the negative presence was still showing up, it wasn’t until GOD brought us a third sibling that we were able to completely shake it, that is when GOD spoke to me on the importance of unity and fellowship, when one begins to waiver the other can lend them strength and if three are more a present then the union is unstoppable, so if you are feeling the same way today, or any day even, cry out to your family and we will lend you strength.

Ecclesiastes 4:12(nlt)

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Philemon 1:6

and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.

Hebrews 10:24-25

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Strength, unity, and The body of Christ

I have been hearing much on all three of these things lately, and feel like they all tie together. First if you are choosing to fight the good fight alone, you will surely fall, for where you lack in some areas another will be strong in them and where another lacks in some areas you may be strong in them. The phrase united we stand but divided we fall keeps coming to mind. If the enemy seeks to steal kill and destroy, wouldn’t confusing people be his best tactic? By gossiping or spreading rumors or partial truths about someone I feel is the main source. So when you, or a group of people has an issue with someone take it to the individual, if you are talking about someone who is not present, check your motives first, if you hear a brother or sister talking coarsely about someone who is not present be bold enough to put a stop to it. We are at war, it is unseen, and  our enemy has been fighting it for far longer then we have, but with GOD going before us in all things, and us being obedient, by standing for and with one another we can truly be more than conquerors. So I pray that there may be unity within the body, that we may love everyone, especially when its hard and people are coming across as coarse, but more often then not they need love the most, for hurting people hurt people.

 

Matthew 18:15-17

15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’[a] 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into[c] one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Ever-changing

In my walk with Christ I have found that no matter what the circumstance one can always have an opportunity to learn. Either good, or bad situations, they teach you what to do, and what not to do. Who you want to be, and who you don’t want to be. If a person who has been put in charge of you has failed to teach you something someone will come along and teach you when you are ready to learn. We are constantly growing constantly changing, and its the beauty  of the whole process. Always seek wisdom from those who have come before, and never be too hard headed to believe that someone has nothing to offer you, Sometimes change may be wanted so bad you try and force it, nothing is ever truly achieved by this, except for more heartache, and sometimes change is resisted because the something new is scary. When changes is wanted and the answer is wait, be thankful for you are being refined or protected in order for it to happen. If change is happening and it is unwanted be receptive of it, it is Holy spirits way of saying you are ready. be thankful in all things, and always have a receptive heart and an open mind.

Ephesians 5: 15-16

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days

Proverbs 13:10

Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.