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When Friends Betray…God Delivers


Psalm 55 NIV
1 Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
2     hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3     because of what my enemy is saying,
because of the threats of the wicked;
for they bring down suffering on me
and assail me in their anger.

4 My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have beset me;
horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
7 I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;[c]
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm.”

Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.

 

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12 If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
    my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
    at the house of God,
as we walked about
    among the worshipers.

15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;
let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,
for evil finds lodging among them.

16 As for me, I call to God,
and the Lord saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
I cry out in distress,
and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,
who does not change—
he will hear them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.

20 My companion attacks his friends;
    he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter,
    yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
    yet they are drawn swords.

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
    into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
    will not live out half their days.

But as for me, I trust in you.

 

More of you oh Lord 2


Spiritual Maturity Test

Lets see how teachable we are. Lets test to see how well we follow instructions.

Write down what you see in yourself and how readily you are to walk in obedience?

At the end share what you have seen in yourself and what through the Holy Spirit you will look to change about being obedient or humble?

More of you oh Lord 2

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Sharing from the prayer conference this morning on the assignment above was deep.

As we begin to look inward and search and listen we begin to see the real us.

The Holy Spirit also begins to work and show us how we need to change for the kingdom of God.

Through this exercise, we learnt that we should come before God naked ready for worship. Nakedness before God is simply stripping ourselves of our sinful nature.  Jealousy, envy, malice, pride, lying, pretentiousness, favoritism, disobedience, murmuring, ungratefulness, stubborn, stiff-nakedness, just to name a few ungodly behaviors that hinder us from living a blessed life and get between us getting intimate with God. “Too much clothes”. Let us lay these things aside as we connect with God.

What is our new life showing?

Can someone see Christ within us in our smile, in our general attitude?

More than what we say it is what we do and we have to remember that our daily lives should reflect Christ.

Have a wonderful day as we grow together and mature in the kingdom of God.

Jesus Touch me by Dione Watt


1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

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I love it when I’m in the company of people that can uplift you, motivate you, and challenge you to become a much better YOU and not them or someone else.

I therefore have the honor of meeting one such person yesterday, and spent a life-changing evening with her and my best friend Trudy Ross.

Mrs Debbie Miller-Curtis, thank you so much for your passion, diligence, and obedience to our Lord, for I am a life that is changed as a result.

You are the perfect example of what a Christian should be.

Like the prophet Elisha who served under the prophet Elijah, I will never leave your side until I can inherit your mantle, so I imagine I will be making way too many trips to Jersey.

You are Qualified through Trails and testing…Christ’s Kingdom Representative


Everyone wants to receive the BREAKTHROUGH, FAVOUR, SUPERNATURAL PROVISION and MIRACLES SIGNS & WONDERS but start talking about the SUFFERING in proportion to the blessings of God in your walk with the Lord and suddenly we have all developed SELECTIVE HEARING!

Rigorous Training

Jesus wants you to go back to the WORD today and really look at the lives of any of his servants that did great works on the earth. Where there are abundant blessings there is also suffering of some kind to go with it. Suffering QUALIFIES YOU, it conditions your heart and firmly fixes the agenda of God into your spirit so you are deemed worthy to walk in the greatness of your calling.

There is something unique about the hardships and trials and the tests that suffering will bring that can teach you more about yourself than any other situation you will ever experience. When we are not saved and we suffer needlessly for Satan’s agenda we look at it from the perspective of life being unfair or we resign our plight to Karma or fate!

When we come to Christ and we suffer just as much if not more we start to complain and get dismayed by the REAL WALK WITH GOD, thinking that God doesn’t love us or start doubting our whole walk altogether. James the apostle said “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Suffering is the NORM!

If Jesus suffered so shall we but instead of complaining REJOICE (Rom 5:3-5) because you have become worthy to take on the sufferings of Christ! It is an honor to be the furnace of affliction (Isa 48:10) because it is there that God’s glory can truly be revealed and you are being tested as GOLD! (1Pet 1:7)

Walk as a Child of God by Christ’s Kingdom Representative


Isaiah 57:1-2 (KJV)

The righteous perishes,
And no man takes it to heart;
Merciful men are taken away,
While no one considers
That the righteous is taken away from evil.
He shall enter into peace;
They shall rest in their beds,
Each one walking in his uprightness.

Walk as a Child of God

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You may have noticed that the father is being a lot stricter with you and that is because He wants you to understand that in this hour it is very important that your WORDS match up with your ACTIONS in validation of your FAITH!

We are in the END -TIMES where people are in flat out rebellion and willfully do not want to serve the Lord! Music, T.V. Films and the media in general are all working in opposition to the word of God and his commands, which has shaped a generation that is inevitably, being groomed to serve in the ANTICHRIST system.

We all have family members and friends who are resistant to hearing the word or being saved and though we pray and try to drop a word here and there, they just like us will have to make a choice whether or not to follow the Lord sooner or later. I say all of that to say this, our lives and the words we speak and our actions in many cases may be the closest thing that some people will ever get to the BIBLE.

We are a walking epistle!

People who cannot receive Christ for whatever reason are watching the things we do and they are weighing up their options to see if they could walk the walk and believe like us. We must more than anything start to practice what we PREACH and if we are not be honest about it by being transparent rather than unintentionally leading anyone astray or into discouragement!

The word of God say is that troubles and tests will surely come but we must not let them become an obstacle for ourselves or anyone else around us. Your consistency in following the word of God over the doctrines of the world is like a banner over your life for all to see.

The REMNANT of God is the ones who preach from the gospel and apply it to their lives, living the word, breathing the word, dreaming the word! No one is perfect and trust me we all fall short but we have to constantly be aware of how we live and what we do.

Sometimes, you not partaking in certain things speak more than just telling people what is right and wrong.  We need to be men and women of the WORD of God everyday so our whole lives becomes a tool to evangelize our unsaved family members, friends, work colleagues and brothers and sisters in the ministry who need to see a good example.

God is separating the wheat from the chaff; you are now being able to see, who the REMNANT is as opposed to the ones who follow the worldly church system. The Lord says my sons are the ones who are led by my spirit and my friends are the ones who do as I say!

 

The Ultimate Test of Waiting by Christ’s Kingdom Representative


Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait , I say, on the LORD.”

Persevere while waiting on God...It is a test!!!

Persevere while waiting on God…It is a test!!!

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Hey friend, one of the hardest things you will have to do for God is to WAIT! You may be surprised to hear that but waiting is a test of every piece of scripture within you.

Every bit of the word that you think you understand and the practical expression of how you translate that into the way you live your life while you are waiting! The word of God says that those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength!

Strength, is often built-in hardships, adversities, challenges, and the inevitable tests which come with being a child of God. God wants to know if you will still praise him when you cannot see anything! Will you still demonstrate the fruits of the spirit when you know your blessing is delayed!

Can He still trust you to be faithful over the little that He has already given you when you have no idea of when you are going to get the breakthrough?

Is it more about what you want him to do for you or is your heart his regardless?

There are many of God’s children who have been promised some MAJOR BLESSINGS but due to the size of it God held it up to make sure that your hearts were still clean and you really love him for who He is as opposed to what He can provide!

Your character, integrity, humility and motives have all been put through the furnace of affliction while you were being stretched to receive what God has promised you. There are times when you have even said to God that you no longer care as long as He remains in your life you will serve him anyway!

So I want to say to you this evening that you have passed your test, the door is open and it will soon be time for you to go, don’t get complacent at this juncture.

Expect the UNEXPECTED & STAND! THIS IS YOUR TIME!

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Prayer over my Friends’ Lives by Christ’s Kingdom Representative


This morning the Father would like to encourage you with his word that says, “You are blessed and highly favored” created in his image to be a chosen generation and a peculiar people!

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Father I pray over my friends and speak life into every dead situation that they face, and Just like you asked your son if the dry bones could live, you want my friends to know that everything that looks dead in their lives can still live through your resurrection power that still works today!

Father your promises over our lives has always been yeah and Amen. Yeah and Amen to what looks out of our reach, yeah and Amen to what looks dead, yeah and Amen to what is impossible for us but not for you, yeah and Amen to what, we are still waiting on but you will manifest it at the appointed time!

Father, thank you that we are co-heirs with Christ and a royal priesthood; set apart to reign with you now this second and when your kingdom comes.

Father you have created each of us with the unlimited potential to express your glory for your glory. You have placed within us the Holy Spirit who teaches all things and leads us into all truth so we can complete our assignments and do the greater works right now, today that our savior Jesus spoke of.

Father, shake up anyone who has lost sight of the immense power that you have given them to change the nations, communities, workplaces, ministries, families and situations.

If Jesus heeled the sick, delivered the demon possessed, raised the dead, brought about revival, and walked in miracles signs and wonders then so shall we because his life was an example and a blueprint to follow and observe.

Father help my friends to break out of the box of any limitation that has been placed upon them by themselves or this world so that they can walk as Jesus walked and be a sign and a wonder in this generation and be about their Fathers business!

Father, I Decree and Declare, that my friends will walk at greater levels in the supernatural right where they stand as they read this, give them a kingdom perspective in terms of your dynamos power.

Let them have a real experience of your shekinah glory that will change them and perfect them causing a domino effect in their families, their workplaces, their communities, in their ministries and bring salvation to the ones assigned to their lives to be saved!

The Father wants you to know today my friends that He loves you with an everlasting love that goes far deeper then you could ever understand right now, you are his blessed creation who He desires more than anything to have intimate fellowship with.

Father we give you the praise and we certainly give you all the glory today, we love you and exalt your holy name and I pray this prayer in the mighty name of the savior Jesus (Yeshua) Amen (Shalom)

Get Ready for your comeback by Trudy Ross


 

Joel Chapter 2

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

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God promises to always lead us into victory! That means, no matter what you are facing, no matter what’s going on in the world around you, no matter what anybody says, you should always be planning for a comeback! In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making your list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life.

Put some action behind your faith. That means if you’re in the hospital, start planning what you’re going to do when you get out. If you lost some money when the stock market went down, start planning your coming-out-of-debt party. When things don’t look good in the natural, remember, we serve a supernatural God. With God leading you into victory, you can always plan for increase. You can plan for restoration. You can plan for a comeback that will make you stronger and better than you ever were before!

God promises to always lead us into victory! That means, no matter what you are facing, no matter what’s going on in the world around you, no matter what anybody says, you should always be planning for a comeback! In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making your list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life.

Put some action behind your faith. That means if you’re in the hospital, start planning what you’re going to do when you get out. If you lost some money when the stock market went down, start planning your coming-out-of-debt party. When things don’t look good in the natural, remember, we serve a supernatural God. With God leading you into victory, you can always plan for increase. You can plan for restoration. You can plan for a comeback that will make you stronger and better than you ever were before!

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Let go and Let God by Trudy Ross


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Isaiah 40:28-31
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (NIV)

Where do I start…  Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you keep asking God..WHEN? When is this gonna change, why is this happening, why is it happening to me…well for quite a while that right there was me. At one point I began to think I was annoying God. Then guess what happened? I began to take notice of people around me and how much louder they must have been screaming God why me and when will THIS stop? I noticed I was drawn to a place where I always found my self in prayer on the behalf of these people. The more I did the more I saw something else God wanted me to do, not for me but for someone else.  Mind you my situation  had not changed but he had me busy doing and focusing on other stuff I didn’t  have the time to be focused on me. Guys when I tell you God is a God of HIS time he is!!!!

Let me fill you in some more, I recently migrated to the USA and believe me when I tell you I cried to go home more than anyone else that had taken this road. I was suddenly without a job and in a totally new culture. I applied to every job l could find, nothing happened ( it was during this time I think I became annoying to him…*why me Lord??*  every second of the day. I learned during  this time if it is not Gods time and his will it will not happen.

Fast forward to today I had totally stop stressing about my jobless situation and was busy focusing on what I could do in his kingdom. You know what? That’s all God wanted me to do , handle his business and he will take care of ours.

MY MIRACLE

I had started a event planning company back  home but didn’t think it would go anywhere here…mind you this is my passion, its what I love to do. Right when I wasn’t looking God was lining up everything to fall into place to show not just me when we let everything go and trust him what great thing he can do. He placed people in my life that was about to take things to another level it would blow minds..he reminded me of my dreams,my passion and reminded me that it was not dead it was just  sleeping waiting on the RIGHT TIME and trust me until he says its over it isn’t

I am sitting here getting ready to step out with this company and I am still in awe of how God brought it into place. Take a look at this  http://www.trustarrdesigns.com/  and just look at how big our God is.  He brought people into my life to fulfill his will and not only in my life but the  persons he was lining up. From where I’m sitting the sky is the limit from here , with God as my pilot though.

In closing I will leave with you this: We were put on this earth to praise him, to be about his business. It is when we do this and let go of stressing about  our daily situations and trust him ,we will see that he has always been about ours.

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My Heart is Overjoyed


 

 

Psalm 23

Thanks

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Dear Lord when I think of your goodness and mercy over my life I am overjoyed.

My heart is glad and is full of expressions of praise and thanksgiving. You are my rock and my fortress and in you I am comforted.

Thank you Father for all you have given me and for fulfilling the promises you have for me.  Day in and nigh out I see you in my life.

You keep coming through for me and my promise is that I will serve you with every breath that I take.

Father Jesus, you have blessed me beyond measures.  My cup is overflowing.

You have prepared a feast for me in the presence of my enemies and today my enemies are rejoicing with me because they have seem you living through me.

I am forever grateful and I will sing praises unto you and bless your name at all times. Sure you are good and your mercy is forever.

Lord you sought me out to bless me I cannot contained the joy you placed within my heart.

I must tell somebody that you have been a great God.

Thank you Lord! for keeping me, in those days, when things were dark and gloomy.  Thanks for the testimonies after testimonies in those trying moments.

I have found the answer I learnt how to pray.

Lord, I love you and again I am grateful.

Please keep me humble in all that I do.  Help me to walk in purpose and to never lose sight of who you are in me.

All success comes from you and I thank you for your favor over my life.

I am truly blessed and highly favored by you God.