Spiritual Warfare Part 2

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Satan…you have no power here!!! Jesus already dropped a house on you at Calvary!!! Be Gone!!!! In Jesus name!

I feel the need to go further into spiritual warfare, so this is Spiritual Warfare part 2. Spiritual warfare has escalated in our world and has greatly affected all of us. We MUST know what we are dealing with so that we can get through our situations and so we can also get the victory over our situations. This information is not to scare you but to alert you to the enemy’s tactics and lets you know how to deal with this. You can be an overcomer in your daily run ins with him and his minions.

Here is a straightforward biblical answer on who satan is.  John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

People who are not Christians are at the devil’s mercy and control. The devil was bad from the beginning and is responsible for all lies. The lies are how he deceives people.

I want to tell you about my personal experiences with the devil and how God taught me how not to be afraid of him.

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As a child, I was extremely afraid of scary movies. I don’t know why but I was. Movies like The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula etc. used to terrify me. I was very scared of the dark too. I never thought much about the devil.  I did believe he existed, and I believe there is a hell. In 1984 when I became a committed Christian, I started going to church every Sunday and bible study. That exposed me to not only the good spiritual things like God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and angels, but it also let me know how real the satan is.

I was so terrified that I could not even go to the bathroom during the night. I would wake my husband up to take me to the bathroom!!! Now you know that was really bad. One night I had a dream of a dog running after me and when I woke up, I was terrified. I told the dream to an elder in my new church named Bro. Jack who was up on these kinds of things. He said satan was trying to scare me and he has no power over me to destroy me. He also told me this story about an account Smith Wigglesworth had with the devil.

“Smith Wigglesworth awoke during the night aware of a satanic presence. Looking across the room, he saw the devil himself standing there. Wigglesworth said to Satan, “Oh, it’s only you.” Then he turned over and went back to sleep.”

Well that story scared the mess out of me, and I was even more petrified. But Bro. Jack told me something else that changed my life. He told me not to fear satan because he doesn’t have that kind of power over me because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. He said to say to the devil, “be gone” and he will flee from you. A few days later I had a dream with that same dog running after me. Oh, let me tell you about why this dream scared me so. When I was a child, a German shepherd got loose from a neighbor’s yard and chased me in my backyard into my house. I had always feared dogs since then.

So, I had the dream again and the dog was looking at me growling. I looked at the dog and said, “be gone” and he turn and ran away. Ever since then I had no more fear. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Fake news dream!!! Was not from God!

My next encounter was another dream. I was on stage at a theater and there was a balcony with the most beautiful glowing angel on it. It was speaking to me saying, “I have something to tell you!”. But as I waited for the message to come it faded away. I was so upset because I though God was speaking to me. So yeah, the next Sunday at church I again sought out Bro. Jack. He told me that it was a dream from the devil. I was shocked! He said the fact that the vision was glowing like that, and the message was never given proved that it was not from God. God would never give me an incomplete message. Also, satan likes to try to outdo God so that’s why it was glowing.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

These unique lessons really taught me to be very careful about what I see and hear. That everything needs to line up with the word of God. Also, to test all things to make sure it’s from God. These Holy Spirit guided lessons have stayed with me my whole life.

I have only seen a few things in the dark side of the spirit world. Most of my spiritual life has been submitting myself to God, obeying Him, studying His word and worshipping Him. Ain’t nobody got time for the devil and his mess!

I know who I am in Christ. 1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

After Jesus shut the devil down when He was on earth the devil stopped messing with Jesus until he found other time to attack Him.

Luke 4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

He prowls around for an opportune time to try to take us down. But like Jesus, we have to know how to shut Him down too. We shut down the devil by knowing the word of God!!! We must have on the whole armor of God also!!!

1 John 3:8 The person who practices sin belongs to the evil one, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason that the Son of God was revealed was to destroy what the Devil has been doing.

Jesus did it for us!!!!!

Jesus already defeated the devil!!!! We should be doing a happy dance in our spirit! God truly had mercy on us!

The devil is still a formidable foe! Let’s keep it real here. He has and can interfere in our lives. We should also know that he does NOT have the power to destroy us!!! This is why we can sing “It is well with our soul” with assurance of our great outcome! There are things that can destroy our body…but NOTHING can destroy our soul, and no one can take us away from our Heavenly Father!!!

We CANNOT let the devil take away our Joy and our peace!!! The creator of ALL things is our Father, and nothing can take us out of His hands! He has sealed us with the Holy Spirit who is living inside of us. Wow wee!! Thank you, God!!!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!

Take shelter in the pockets of God’s robe!!! Be all into God! We are safe with our Father!!!!

Do things get hard sometimes? Yeah. Are we alone in this? NO! Gods got us! So what we’ve gotta do is to stay under His wings. Shelter in Him! Keep your mind on Him and not on your circumstances. If we’ve gotta cry out to God everyday because things are hard…then that is what we will do because our help comes from God!!! God never said things would be easy…but He said He would NEVER leave us out in the cold!!!!! We have got to hold on to Him for dear life! Don’t just touch the hem of His garment but climb into the deep pockets in His robe and hang out there until your deliverance from your situation takes place!!! Gather others to hang out there too. I will be there myself! We are all gonna be OK because we said yes to Jesus!!!!

Hebrew 13:6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

The key word here is “HAS“! He’s Already done in! YEAH, JESUS OUR HERO!!!!!!

Spiritual Warfare 101 Part 1

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We all have always been under a spiritual attack from Satan and his demons, but lately I have felt that the spiritual warfare against me has been much stronger. I do know why though. I am planning to go even further with evangelism, and I am digging in my heels to present the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved. Also, my husband and I are devoted to strengthening the saints in their knowledge of God’s word. I personally need a refresher course in spiritual warfare, and I want to share what I studied with you.

I’m going to make this part short about who the devil and his evil posse are. No need to focus on them only about them. Lucifer and the angels were created by God. Satan thought he was all that and then some. He tried to not only put himself higher than God, but he also wanted to defeat God’s plan to reconcile His creations back to Himself through Jesus Christ death and resurrection. Lucifers plan was defeated. He and the angels that followed him were kicked out of heaven by God and their names were changed to Satan and demons after that. God still has all say so over all they do, and God has provided help against their attacks on His children. Thank God! Thank you, Jesus!

Satan had the nerve to try to get Jesus to worship and serve Him, but Jesus said this to him in Matthew 4:10 “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ This is what we must do!!!!! If we want the victory in our spiritual warfare/battles, we must do this!!!

We must also do this: James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We must also do this too: Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

You betta’ know this: 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…(Know your bible!)

And finally do this: 1 Thessalonians 5:1 pray continually,

Let’s review:

1. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, 

2. Put on the full armor of God.

3. Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.

4. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking

5. Pray continually…

This is spiritual warfare basics. Get these things under your belt! When Jesus was on earth, this IS what He did!!! God did not suggest that we do this!!! He told us to do this!!! It’s for our spiritual benefit!

In our earthly spiritual environment we are dealing with this:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

These evil beings do not have more power than God. In fact, they have already been defeated by Jesus. But still, we must be aware of their tricks, temptations, and schemes. They do inhabit our world. If we could see with our eyes in the spiritual realm, we would never want to leave our house!!!

But there is no need for us to hide!!!

Look what Jesus did for us……

Colossians 2:15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Yeah Jesus!

There are a lot of words that can be used to describe satan. I think this word really fits him and his evil crew… “diabolical”. This means they are extremely evil, cunning, and cruel. If we have an enemy that is that awful, shouldn’t we be up on how Jesus defeated Him and up on Gods instructions for us to follow pertaining to dealing with such evil?

We cannot stick our head in the sand or hide underneath the covers.

1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Satan and his evil posse are all over the place trying to catch us being weak, distracted, and unknowledgeable about their plans to disqualify people from the kingdom of God. For those of us who are destined for the kingdom because of our acceptance of Jesus as our Savior, they want to rob us of our rewards, fruits and embarrass us before the cloud of witnesses. They want to shame us before our Father God! But God has a message for us: 1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

In the following verses the bible uses the word “schemes” to describe the devils plans for us. A scheme is a devious secret and crafty strategy to systematically destroy a person life. Satan’s objective here is our eternal demise. As soon as we entered our mother’s womb, the plan for our demise was implemented! But God’s gift of salvation had already been put into place!  Be confident in that!!!! We must move ourselves over to Gods plans. I did that when I accepted Jesus as my Savior and decided to get water baptized to seal that deal. I moved over to Gods plan when I decided to submit myself to God and obey Him. I’m able to accomplish this with guidance from the Holy Spirit!

There is additional help to give us strength in the battle! We actually have WEAPONS available for us to use against Satan’s attacks on us!!!!!

Ephesians 6:11-17 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 WE HAVE THE VICTORY VERIFIRED BY THESE SCRIPTURES!!! 

Thank you, God, for all you have done for us so that we don’t have to deal directly with satan! Thank you for all the help and peace these scriptures and many others offer us!

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Psalms 91:1-4 1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Fear not!

“Fear not” is mentioned 365 times in the bible. One for each day of the year which means we never need to fear. I know God doesn’t want us to fear. I’m human and lately things have been intimidating enough to strike up some fear in my heart and in the hearts of many others. We all have a difficult road ahead of us with all the world crisis going on all at same time. Satan is acting like the boogieman bringing up images of his damage and scenarios that might happen. This is his job. This is what he does best. He’s not going to change but we can change how we deal with his scare tactics! We cannot let satan get a foothold over our emotions! We cannot let him, and the demons intimidate us!!!

On 9/11 a brave man named Todd Beamer was on flight 93 and saw there was a plot involving evil people to take over their plane and send it into the White House or the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. Todd Beamer came up with a plan, and got other passengers involved. After he hatched the plan Todd told the helpers he had gathered up, “Let’s roll”. They gave their lives so others may live. We can’t be scared by the devils’ schemes either! God came up with a plan for us. God got Jesus involved and Jesus has revealed to us God’s plan and said to us, “Let’s roll!!” “Let’s go save some lives!

Jesus has changed the outcome for us! How? He already defeated the enemy and changed our outcome! We have help available to us now, and eternal life available for us later.

We’re gonna be ok ya’ll. Gods got us! Jesus batted this one out of the park for us! We are safe! Let’s get others to safety!

THE DEVIL HAS BEEN DEFEATED!!!!

True news!!!!!

Getting intimate with God through Worship

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LIFE IS HARD THESE DAYS! Let’s focus on God! Let’s worship Him! The harder life has been for me the more I worship Him, and you know what? The lord is there in the midst of everything, and I have peace and I’m comforted. DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE TROUBLE…worship God now. Keep yours and His relationship with you tight. Make sure your heart is clean and everything will be alright! God bless you!

God Speaks I Listen

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To get a glimpse of God or to understand this prayerful worship is this….You can know God from your knowledge of the bible…but it isn’t until you worship in the secret place of the most high that you can truly experience the mental, physical and emotional  connection with God.  This kind of worship and prayer along with the intense presence of the Holy Spirit allows us to have a very intimate relationship with God our Father.

This type of prayer is different from other kinds of prayer because it involves not only thinking and speaking to God, but you move into a very deep spiritual connection that allows you to feel Gods presence to the point that you forget about yourself and everything around you.  It’s just you and Him.  This kind of prayer makes you want to cry your heart out in love for God or you may…

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Ukraine…War and Rumors of Wars

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First it was a rumor, then it was war!

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

When I was a little girl in school, we used to have drills to learn to shelter underneath our desk in case there was a nuclear war with Russia. I’m almost 70 years old now and a situation with Russia is back on the table.

[Sidenote: I started writing this blog 2 days ago and since I started, Russia has now threatened a more aggressive behavior and used the word nuclear.]

There are a lot of things that’s predicted in the bible about times such as these, so we should not be alarmed about today’s dangerous current events, but we can’t help but feel the surrealness of it all.  Today I heard the most beautiful sermon from Dr. David Jeremiah. It was about the following verses:

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (Please be encouraged today with these verses. Fear not! Gods got you!)

Dominating the news since Jesus’ days has been wars and the rumor of wars. In the past few years, the wars have escalated. It’s disturbing but the blessing of Jesus soon return far outcries any war news. I pray and I ask God to have mercy on us daily. I’ve donated to help ministries and charities. I have also volunteered my time to these causes in my lifetime. I see though things have quickly escalated to a level that is hard to ignore pertaining to the end times.

New Year’s 2022

I knew on New Year’s Eve when 2022 came in that this year would be extremely challenging, but now that it’s here, I know I must keep my eye on the prize of Christ return. This is so that my heart will have hope and be full of joy. My life is getting closer to being with the love of my life, God. Many of you know how obsessed I am with Him.

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthew 24:36

I believe we can sense something different is taking place. Things are pointing to evidence of what the bible says will happen soon. We must not be stumped by all the news of doom and gloom. We shouldn’t be knocked off our feet, but we should stand and have hope in our hearts and minds. Jesus has done so much for us and has more blessings coming. God has promised us that all is well when we are His child. No matter what it looks like, feels like, and threatens to be, our hope and future is with God our Father. Let’s tell others the good news. Our King is coming back for us with ALL power and authority in the rapture. Clearly the signs are pointing to the next spiritual event in the church age. Jesus is due for a second appearance to earth one day in the future.

The people of the Ukraine are willing to hunker down for a battle and protect their land from being taken over by their enemy. They are also willing to lay down their lives for their country. It’s been amazing to see such heroism. I pray that I can hunker down and also laydown my life for the kingdom of God. My King came down and won the battle for me and you. Wars and rumors of wars…well yeah, that is happening, but fear not, put your trust in God and hang in there!

Because of this hope, “It is Well With My Soul”!!!!!!!!!!

Saving Grace

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You didn’t ask to be born; I didn’t ask to be born but yet here we are. Many others have had the same thought about their lives. Many regret ever being born. God has His reasons for your existence and eventual birth. In fact, God really wanted you! Your existence may be a mystery to you, but I guarantee you, that were wanted!!! Job had some regret about even being born at all.

Job 3:1-3 After a while, Job opened his mouth to speak. He cursed the day he had been born. 2 He said, 3 “May the day I was born be wiped out. May the night be wiped away when people said, ‘A boy is born!’

I think Job was being a bit dramatic, but he was going through a lot at the time. Look at the help Job’s life has given out for generations of people. Job showed us how to deal with suffering. This revelation also shows us God grace by the Lord’s restoration of Jobs life.  His life had purpose.

God decided in His heart to let us come to life and be born and He carefully crafted us. Psalm 139:141 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

When I think of how powerful God is, it makes me tremble inside. Knowing about God’s extreme greatness and His ability to do anything He wants because He is God, makes me so appreciative of His grace. There are many aspects of God’s grace. In this blog today I want to talk about His saving grace.

When God made us, He knew that we would not be up to His holy standards. But, He already had a plan established to fix this defect in us. Now you might ask why He made us with this deficit in the first place. Well, let me tell you, it’s because He can, He did, and we will find out why when we get to heaven.  There are some things about this planet, God, and our lives that are a mystery, period! When these questions come up in my mind, I just say it’s God’s ways and God’s business. I’m gonna stay in my lane! I have all I can handle with what He has revealed in the bible for us to know now about things past, present, and future. I’m still stuck on the trinity, one God in three persons!

Because God chose to give me life, I am at His mercy. To me this is what exemplifies God’s holiness. He could be a mean god like those portrayed in Hollywood, but He is holy, kind and loving. It is not in His nature do wrong by us! His saving grace proves that. Knowing about the wrath of God makes me really appreciate of His saving grace!

Do we really give saving grace much thought? What a gift! Many people think of God as being a bit harsh because He allows us to go through suffering. But when you think of how He could’ve treated us wow!  What He allowed Himself to go through on our behave reach deep in my heart. God giving us the gift of saving grace is so wonderful!!! Again, we were wanted!

We were born unredeemed. We were born with no righteousness of our own. We were unclean and unholy at birth. But saving grace gave us the opportunity to remove all that unholiness, guilt, and shame from our lives and enabled our souls to be washed clean and be put right with God on our acceptance of Jesus Christ. When we believed in Him, we were saved by God’s grace. Grace has even followed us throughout our entire lives!

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

What exactly is “the gift”? We were born spiritually blind, but after salvation, the scales were removed from our eyes and now we see what holiness is and try to live in the light of Jesus ways. We don’t deserve what God is giving us. We were born unholy and could do nothing for ourselves. Just like a newborn baby cannot feed himself, clean himself, and provide for himself, we cannot do anything for our 100% unholy and unworthy self! Nothing a human can do to fix this complete morally defective unholy soul. ONLY God in His mercy has done this through His only Son Jesus. Jesus has unlocked the door to our eternal life and has the honor of presenting us to His Holy Father one day.

We did not ask to be born and we didn’t ask for the gift of saving grace. We didn’t ask for mercy. We didn’t ask for Jesus to die on our behave. But do you know what pulls all of this together for us? THE LOVE OF GOD!!! GOD HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING! HIS LOVE, HIS SON, HIS FORGIVNESS, HIS MERCY, HIS GRACE AND ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ETERNAL LIFE! We are here now. Let’s take in every good thing that God has preplanned for our lives. We may not have asked to be born, but we’re here! Let’s take hold of every good thing that God has planned for our lives!

Let’s be grateful for Saving grace! Let’s let others know about this amazing gift!

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

Read Between the Lines

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God is revealing something important to us!

Yes, Jesus came to save our souls. Yes, God can heal. Yes, God can bless us with things, but there is so much more to why we were created and what He can do for us. There is so much more than what God can do about our trials and tribulations here on earth. Our lives are not easy. The bible even states that we will have all kinds of troubles. The bible says that we should pray and tell God our needs and desires, and He will help us. But we should read in between the lines.

Our Christian music writers have written many songs about God working things out for us. There are many sermons and teachings about what God can do for us. People speak about deliverance, victories, miracle, and healings. Those things do happen, and they are truly something to be amazed about. But we should read in between the lines.

God wanted us to be very assured that He can and will take care of us in our time of need. There are many bible references to that. But there is a very sensitive and intimate side to God that we need to explore. We won’t experience it unless we are even looking for that kind of relationship to have with Him.

Think about this fact. There is a very strange story in the bible about a man who never saw death. He was taken right up to heaven without ever dying.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

Read in between the lines. Why did God include this in the bible? What was He trying to tell us? I believe He is saying that He wants to have a personal relationship with us. By Enoch’s example of love and obedience, God is saying that He wants to have a deep relationship with us and it’s not in us praying for Him to do things for us. It’s in the just being with Him.

Jesus taught us how to please God.

 Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37 This is the first and greatest commandment.

How do we do this? God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

Read in between the lines. It all boils down to God’s purpose for creating us in the first place. For God so loved the world……… (John 3:16) Just keep saying that of the scripture verse to yourself over and over again! This is the “Reading between the lines!”

Ephesians 1:5-6 (Message bible) How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

Reading Between the lines is this:

God loves the mess out of us!!! It’s so intense that He must hold back because we are human! We would explode if we could experience this kind of love now. We also are not sanctified enough in our human form. If we could only receive all of His love now…. whew!  Enoch must have had some kind of relationship with God for God to just snatch Him up into the heavens.

I have tried to copy Enoch, but as you have guessed, I have not been as successful as Enoch because I’m here writing a blog about it. I also wrote a book about my obsession with God. I keep trying to love God like crazy. I won’t stop either because I know God wants me to love and worship Him as intensely as I can. I have read between the lines!

My passion is getting everyone to love God like crazy. God has done everything He could do to let us know how much He loves us. He even went as far as to send His only Son to come to earth to make sure we could be with Him forever! There is nothing else God can do for us. He’s done it all!!!

Love on God!

I’m so glad for all the blessings, victories, and miracles in my life. God just performed a big miracle for me in 2021 after a 10-year trial. Although the trial was intense, I tried to be concentrated on God as much as possible. I loved on Him like crazy through it all. I wrote my book “Obsessed With God” while I was in my trial. I have read between the lines! I know that no matter what is going on around me, God’s love will keep me in perfect peace!

In this world, there is a lot going on around us.  Loving God and being secure in His love for us is the KEY to our not succumbing to the extreme situations we have found ourselves in from 2020-2022. Loving God, worshipping Him, acknowledging Him and paying Him lots of attention should be our way of life all day every day. I guarantee you this will bring you blessings and peace. Figure out a biblical and spiritual way to be intimate with God that works for you. I’ve written a book and many blogs on achieving this. The best book that tells you how to is the bible itself. The Holy Spirit will be there to assist you too! The desire and the time to do this is up to you. We must put in the work to get results!

Do you mind me asking you just how deep is your relationship with God?  Why do I even care about that? Because I know what this relationship has done for me. I’m not always perfect in achieving this. I too struggle too. There are so many distractions that try to get in the way, all day every day. But I fight to maintain my relationship with the Lord. I even get dry seasons! But I know why. It’s me not God. I know what I need to do to keep the connection up.

I tell you all these things because I see people are worn out and tired. This pandemic and all the extreme news are stressful. It’s stressful for me too. But I’ve learned valuable lessons from my recent 10-year trial.

I must keep my focus on God, trust Him, and love Him like crazy! I have “Read in between the lines”!!!

Love God like crazy!!!!

Signs of the Times & the Antichrist

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Who in the world wants to talk about this subject? I don’t, but I will because we can’t hide from the difficult subjects in the bible. I will also give you 12 things that can help you out during these very trying times.

Many things are affecting us in our world now. God wants us to be aware and alert. Antichrist is anyone who confesses that Jesus is not from God. Antichrist can be many people but for the sake of todays blog we are talking about 1 deceptive person who may be here now or will be here in the future, that is antichrist.

After the church (those who have been born again and made Jesus their Lord and Savior) is taken to heaven supernaturally by Jesus (raptured is a word used about this), there will be a man who will deceive millions of people. He will exalt himself and proclaim himself as God. His goal will be world domination. He will want the world to worship him as their god. He will also blaspheme God.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Who is the antichrist? According to gotquestions.org “the Antichrist is the end-times false messiah who seeks, and likely achieves, world domination so that he can destroy Israel and all followers of Jesus Christ.”

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This person could be alive today or he might be born in the near future. We just don’t know. I used to tell my husband and kids that Oprah was the antichrist. My reason for this was that she had become very powerful. I watched her every day. She was good at what she did. I saw that she had not only became a household name, but that people believed in her. She was a great inspiration to people from all walks of life. My family laughs at my prediction today but the antichrist could be anybody on this earth.

This is my thought about what is going on today in 2022. What has happened to our national leaders in any area of life? Where are the world leaders who stand out as great men and woman of moral character, integrity, and wisdom? Some of the top USA greatest are Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, Benjamin Franklin, Oprah Winfrey, Billy Graham, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Bill Gates, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks just to name a few. Most have died.

Where are the leaders of integrity of today? Many church/religious leaders have had moral failures in the past few years. Many entertainers, sports figures and other celebrities have also crashed and burned morally. Can we even trust anybody at this point? Billy Graham was a spiritual father to thousands of people. Now that he’s gone, who’s left that had that kind of influence over a great many people?

I don’t feel there is anybody that can bring about positive change to the masses. This is setting up the perfect atmosphere for a one world leader. Dr. David Jeremiah said this about the antichrist; “In terms of his outward appearance, this man will be strikingly attractive. The combination of his magnetic personality, speaking ability, and extreme good looks will make him virtually irresistible to the masses. The apostle John expands on Daniel’s description of the Antichrist’s blasphemous acts by telling us that every living person will be required to worship this man.”

What does this all have to do with us today? Plenty! We can see that the world is being set up for someone like this. Things on earth have shifted. People are falling away from church in record numbers. People have changed a lot because of reality shows, social media and covid. They seem to be mean spirited, less loving, and less tolerant of others. People are not following the laws of the land and principals from the bible. This is all leading up to a perfect storm of a takeover by one charismatic deceptive man, the antichrist who will seem like a beacon of light and hope for a great future for all.

Many bible prophecies have come to pass. These things are not supposed to alarm us because God let us know in His word that these things will happen in the last days. He also revealed what will happen to earth after the church has left. I think we recognize that things are changing around us and that we are in a different season in this world. Some people find this all very challenging and are struggling with all these changes. We need to find sure footing which is to be aware of what the bible says about spiritual warfare and what it says about how we can have peace in the midst of it all. All the information we need to survive 2022 and beyond is what God has already given us in the bible.

When there is going to be a big storm the town or county supervisor puts out a checklist for its residents.

Below is a spiritual checklist for the storm we are in:

  1. Make sure your confession of faith is solid.
  2. If you have never accepted Jesus as your Savior…Do it ASAP and be for real about it.
  3. Batten down the hatches! Put on the full armor of God!
  4. Be prayed up and worded up!
  5. Go after the unsaved like you never have before!!! Spread the gospel by any means necessary!!!
  6. Be forgiving and be tolerant of others.
  7. Start doing work, (evangelism) in your own household. Be wise about it.
  8. Think outside the church, that’s where the unsaved are. Look for them!
  9. Focus on God daily.
  10. Trust God like never before. Have faith. How? By hearing word of God and by remembering the past miracles in your life.
  11. Remember Jesus ALREADY won this battle so go ahead and deal with your life with CONDIDENCE!!!
  12. Don’t walk around all fearful! You are God’s child, He got you!
  13. If weariness comes, get you some more grace from God!
  14. Stay away from negative things, like people, news, TV, Movies. Be involved in things you and Jesus could watch and do together.
  15. This goes without saying, pray continuously!
  16. Keep in mind, God has prepared great things for us after we finish our work down here. Trouble don’t last always. Rest for our soul is comin”! Joy everlasting’! No more pain or sorrow!

The Battle is the Lords, and He wins every time!!!

God has our back!!!

He’s not a man that He should lie!

It’s His world and His way! Let’s let Him take the wheel!

He knows where this thing is going!

Hooptie

I’m seeing a vision right now……

In 2022 I see 2 cars pulling up to give us a ride. One car is a hooptie.(A beat up dilapidated car). The other car is a limousine. I see some people in the hooptie and satan is drive that one.  The people in it are scared to death. He’s speeding and driving erratically. He eventually crashes the car and people are hurt. He fixes the car and takes them on the road again. He has them coming and going on this never-ending ride of the nightmare of life.

Other people get in the limo. The road is rough, lots of pot holds. But in this limo is Jesus and the Holy Spirit. People are sitting close to Jesus, and He is praying for them and loving on them. What a beautiful sight. The Holy Spirit is comforting people and filling them up with an anointing oil that will see them through their life’s journey. Oh, I see angels sitting on top of the limo too.

Spiritual limo!

Which car are you riding in?

You are not alone in this thing! Don’t be fearful and don’t be scared! We all will go through life’s trials. There will be hard sometimes. The road can be bumpy, but if you get into the right car………….

If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you (John 14:15-16, 18).

Get in the LIMO!!!!!

GET IN THE LIMOUSINE!!!!!!!!! OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD!!!!

Let’s Pay the Holy Spirit Some Mind

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The Holy Spirit is invisible and doesn’t speak in an audible voice. But I will tell you this, He is very present in our lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. In other words, all the time, and forever. He sees everything we do and say. He’s there when we watch TV. He’s there when we interact with others. He hears every word that comes out of our mouths. He knows what’s in our heart and mind. He is constantly monitoring us. Not to be noisy but Jesus has assigned Him to us.

I need to keep my mind on you! Help me to do so Holy Spirit!

But are we giving Him any thought throughout our day? I’m going to give you my answer for this question. I know He is there, but I forget that fact daily. I’m very sensitive though to His leadings and voice all day every day. I wish when I first open my eyes in the morning, I could see a form of Him. I wish He would visibly pop up and say to me, “Good morning, Tanya, take my hand and let’s start your day”. But He is silent when I open my eyes. It may feel like I’m living my day on my own, but He is there every second of my day. I try to be careful how I carry myself because I know I represent God. I try to be aware of how I act because I know what the bible says about how I should conduct myself. I really do want to be obedient to my Father God.

You know…God knows all this about my humanness so that is why Jesus sent me and you the Holy Spirit. I’m sure glad He did because as much as I know how I should act, I’m keenly aware of how I might behave if the Holy Spirit wasn’t inside of me. So, I’ll going tell you one thing about myself so you can get an idea. Before I became a committed Christian, I used to curse…you know, the bad words thing. I liked it too because it let me get out the internal aggression and stress verbally. This is wrong!

So now when I feel that way I hold back because the Holy Spirit gives me other options. He helps me to act like Jesus. When Jesus got mad on earth, He knocked over tables, but He didn’t curse. No, I don’t knock tables over LOL! I internalize things, pray, play my gospel music. I may cry. I might talk to my husband so he can pray with me. Eat. Shop. The later things I prefer not to do though. The more I dwell on Jesus, the more peace I find. Sometimes God just pours His Grace on me. Sometimes I hide under the shadow of Gods wings. I’m just being honest here about my walk with Lord.

Through all of life’s daily struggles it’s the Holy Spirit who helps me all day, every single solidary day. I depend on Him and trust Him whether I’m aware of His presence or not. I know He is on the job. I do want to pay Him some mind but to be honest, because He is so silent, I’m not always aware of His presence. But like I said before I do know that He lives in me, and I acknowledge Him when He encourages me to follow God’s word.

There are so many scriptures about the Holy Spirit. I have listed a few of them below if you would like to get a bit of biblical refreshing. Let’s all be cognizant of His presence and try to pay Him some mind. (Hey, I’m first online with my hand up to do this)

For your personal knowledge of what the bible says about the Holy Spirit:

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.

God is real, our fate is sealed!

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Our fate is a predetermined course of events and biblical documentation put into action by the supernatural power of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

We don’t need a bible, church, or revival meeting to convince someone that God is real. What’s available for us to testify is: John16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment:

The Holy Spirit continually woos us. This mean He is seeking us to convict us of our sin so that we can repent, ask for forgiveness and accept the Savior of the world Jesus Christ. This will allow us to reconnect with God and bring about our eternal relationship with Him.

The next thing that is always available for the truth about God’s existence is the evidence of the heavens.

Romans 1:18-20  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Psalms 19:1 For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

This is the next evidence we have. We know now because of technology that there are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Our own galaxy is void of oxygen, and is black, cold, and void of life. How can it be that the one planet we live on has an atmosphere that can maintain human existence?

Somewhere out there in the heavens is the Creator who is high and lifted up on His throne!

This is just me, but I have always felt there was more to life, even as a child. I do admit that my parents taught me the word God and Jesus, but after I heard it, I was drawn to find God for myself. Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I looked high and low for God. It was because of my own heart ache, disappointments and lack of earthly love that compelled me to go on my long search for God. No earthly person can give us all the love we ever wanted and need. I also feel that there must be some purpose for my life. Even if someone doesn’t believe in God there is something that keeps one thinking, “is there a god or not.” Believing in no god is still believing in something. Could it be that their mind is saying, there is no god? But in reality, they’re constantly thinking about god.  Maybe something in deep their subconscious is trying to draw them, but they are constantly rejecting those thoughts. If they were truly convinced that there was no god, they wouldn’t give any thought about it at all.

I believe human beings instinctively know inside their soul that there is a creator. They have thought about this enough to believe in other theories about our existence.

I suffer with a rare chronic illness and for over 25 years I didn’t know what it was. I’ve studied all kinds of diseases over the years. Now that scientists have figured out many things through DNA, I have come to realize just how complicated our human makeup is. I have many hormonal imbalances and in studying about that, I found out that every chemical and metabolic shift in our bodies is so carefully balanced and timed. If one thing gets out of order, everything shifts and we can feel sick. As I have discovered, the doctors cannot pinpoint all the imbalances so as a result, many people live a life that is difficult to manage.

I told my doctor that I wake up every morning at 4am. He told me the body releases a hormone to make us sleepy at night and the body decreases these hormones in the morning so that we can wake up. THAT IS AMAZING!!! What a bodily design! Only our God could create something like that!!! GOD IS REAL…. CHECK YOUR OWN BODY OUT for the evidence! The human body is a mystery and a miracle that only God could have pulled something so magnificent off. 

My point in writing this blog today is to say God is truly real and His realness gives me butterflies in my stomach. It an exciting thing to come to this wonderful conclusion and meditate on it.

I look at today’s world and I know God’s is up to something big. It may seem like the enemy has a foothold. It may seem like something negative is going on. But if my God is planning something, that means I’m going to be in His plans and all things will work out. I’m not going to second guess God.  He knows what He is doing, and I KNOW it will be for my good in the long run. I can’t see the whole big picture now, but I trust Him.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:22

The earth is groaning; we are groaning too!!!

The other day on the news was a report of the whole side of a giant rock wall sliding off without any warning and it crashed into a ravine causing damage. There has been so many natural disasters and weather changes. There is a major illness that has spread all over the earth and keeps changing up and mutating.

Let’s keep our mind on our supernatural real God, the only one who knows what’s going on and the only one who will be with us, help us and comfort us through all of these strange and difficult circumstances. He created everything and everything will again be in order.  It will be His way and in His time. Let’s just trust Him.

When you know God is real…it keeps everything into perspective of his divine sovereignty!

There is no excuse for unbelief! God said His work is very visable!

Are you really a Christian?

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Please make sure! Quiz at the end.

In the beginning of our quest for eternal life most of us started at Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

But then one might ask, who are we now as a Christian and how did we get there?

A Christian is a person who heard about Jesus from someone, the bible or from a divine revelation from the Holy Spirit and believed that Jesus Christ died and rose again for their sin. This person confessed with their mouth that Jesus is now their Lord and Savior. But wait there’s more. This person has experience deliverance from their old fleshly nature and has had a renewal of mind to obey God’s commandments.

A true Christian has been delivered or rescued from spiritual death. We call that being saved. Every human being was born once. But a Christian has been born twice. The first time was from their mother’s womb. The second time was when they made Jesus their Lord and Savior. This is called being born again.

Christians experience salvation, which is to be spiritually delivered or rescued from sin, evil, bondage and danger.”    Galatians 1:3-4 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

We need to be delivered from the evil one!!!

What else is needed to become a Christian is “repentance.” This is a must! Repentance is having sincere regret for your disobedient to God and His word. It’s also having deep remorse for your sinful ways.

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Being a part of Jesus Christ family means you now have a purified soul!!!

1 Peter 1:22-23 Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart. 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Jesus accomplished our holy transformation by our spiritual cleansing and rebirth through the power of the Holy Spirit. I guess you can say that we were rebooted and reprogramed for kingdom use. We got a spiritual make over! We are NOT them same person before we accepted Christ, received mercy and were delivered.

Titus 3:4-5 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

 How can you tell if you are not really a Christian? The following scripture is pretty straightforward. 1 John 2:3-4 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

There are people who think they are saved, and they are not and there are those who are, but slip back and their walk with the Lord is not up to par which is called being backslidden.

Luke 8:13-14 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.

If you are not sure where you are at spiritually there are scriptures that can help with that.

Take the Christianity quiz: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

Colossians 1:23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

This is no time in this year of 2022 to not get this right. This blog will I pray help you to make sure your Christianity is real and true.

Luke 13:23-25 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

Don’t get ready! Be ready! For the Bridgroom!

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

(This is my personal experience with Christianity. In 1983 I became a committed Christian. I said thought I was a Christian before, but I probably was backslidden. In 1983 I took my faith in God to the next level. I became 100% sold out for God. I wanted to live right so bad! In my heart and mind there was a huge change in me. Prayer, bible study, and church attendance was my thing now. I was thirsty for God! In fact, I became obsessed with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit! Just talking about God bought me to tears all the time. I feel so in love with God and tried to be obedient to Him. My life became a living sacrifice. I am a Christian through and through.)

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