Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sure SOLID steady

 

Psalm 18:2

King James Version

2 The Lord is my rock, 

and my fortress, 

and my deliverer; 

my God, 

my strength, 

in whom I will trust; 

my buckler, 

and the horn of my salvation, 

and my high tower.


The true born again is sure, solid, steady.

Our faith lies in JESUS alone.

We are fed daily by the WORD of GOD.

More precisely, we are fed moment by moment by His WORD.

We only listen to the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, for instructions.

We only turn to SCRIPTURE for truth.

We only care to OBEY God.

We are not subject to the whims of the world.

We are not subject to fanciful claims, and clever deception.

We serve GOD alone.

Our focus is on JESUS alone.

1 Corinthians 2:2

King James Version

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, 

save Jesus Christ, 

and him crucified.


We honor the LORD's sacrifice of His LIFE, that we be saved from sin, and death.

We only care to have ETERNAL LIFE with JESUS.

John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, 

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


We only care to worship GOD.

To watch, and warn.

I was also tasked to write.

We are faithful to the WORD.


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Sunday, March 27, 2022

FULL ARMOR of GOD

 

Ephesians 6:10-11

King James Version

10 Finally, my brethren, 

be strong in the Lord, 

and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.


The battle for your soul is real.

As real as can be.

Even if you can't see your enemies.

For the battle is being waged in spirit.

GOD is a SPIRIT.

John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth.


The enemy is a spirit.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


GOD's SPIRIT is in those who believe in His SON, JESUS, and in those who are true born agains.

1 Corinthians 2:12

King James Version

12 Now we have received, 

not the spirit of the world, 

but the spirit which is of God; 

that we might know the things 

that are freely given to us of God.


Man-made armor cannot hack it.

You must wear GOD's ARMOR.

Ephesians 6:13-18

King James Version

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, 

that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, 

and having done all, 

to stand.

14 Stand therefore, 

having your loins girt about with truth, 

and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod 

with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, 

taking the shield of faith, 

wherewith ye shall be able to quench 

all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, 

and the sword of the Spirit, 

which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer 

and supplication in the Spirit, 

and watching thereunto with all perseverance 

and supplication for all saints;


NOTE the armor needed:

1. having your loins girt about with truth

2. having on the breastplate of righteousness

3. your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace

4. taking the shield of faith

5. take the helmet of salvation

6. the sword of the Spirit

7. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit


Another post will tell you why you need ALL seven.


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Monday, February 28, 2022

ALL battles are SPIRITUAL battles

 

Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, 

ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Why do battles occur?

Why can't man get along?

SPIRIT, through SCRIPTURE, tells us why.

We disobeyed GOD's first command.

Genesis 2:15-17

King James Version

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 

thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day that thou eatest thereof 

thou shalt surely die.


Our bloodline has been further defiled.

Genesis 6:1-2

King James Version

6 And it came to pass, 

when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, 

and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men 

that they were fair; 

and they took them wives of all which they chose.


Causing GREAT displeasure in GOD.

Genesis 6:5

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.


After the FLOOD, man continued to sin.

Through the following:


PRIDE.

We think like the enemy, trying to outdo GOD.

Proverbs 16:18

King James Version

18 Pride goeth before destruction, 

and an haughty spirit before a fall.


GREED.

We aspire for worldly possessions.

Proverbs 1:19

King James Version

19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; 

which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.


HATRED.

The enemy caused us to hate each other.

Proverbs 10:12

King James Version

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes

but love covereth all sins.


VANITY.

We love looking good in our eyes, and those of others.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

King James Version

11 Then I looked on all the works 

that my hands had wrought, 

and on the labour that I had laboured to do: 

and, behold, 

all was vanity and vexation of spirit, 

and there was no profit under the sun.


LUST. 

We lust for things not of GOD.

1 John 2:16

King James Version

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.


DELUSION.

We think we love, but we don't.

1 John 4:20

King James Version

20 If a man say, 

I love God, 

and hateth his brother, 

he is a liar: 

for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, 

how can he love God whom he hath not seen?


By the GRACE of GOD, we were sufficiently warned by JESUS.

He knew what we would be up against.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


And this is how you'll really know it will be a spiritual battle:

GOD is a SPIRIT.

John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him in spirit and in truth.


The enemy is a spirit.

Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


EXPECT all battles, to be of the spirit.

Know the spirit behind battles.

Is it GOD's SPIRIT?

Or is it the enemy's?


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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Born Again WARRIOR's CREED

 


John 4:34

King James Version

34 Jesus saith unto them, 

My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, 

and to finish his work.


Are you a warrior for GOD?

Then, this is your creed:

Proverbs 19:21

King James Version

21 There are many devices in a man's heart; 

nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, 

that shall stand.


Serving the LORD means, you OBEY Him.

That you follow His commandments.

What could be more noble, than following the LORD JESUS?

There is no blindness in a born again warrior.

You have the BIBLE as your Guide Book.

The WORD of GOD is your strength.

You have the HOLY SPIRIT as your Teacher.

You have JESUS to pray to, so you may know GOD's WILL.

You will know what to do.

You will know what to say.

You will know when to act.

All will be given you, by SPIRIT.

You are positioned for victory, in JESUS' NAME.


A born again warrior's life, is finely-tuned to GOD's.

JESUS set the pattern for us to follow.

Through His own life, the LORD showed obedience to the Father.

John 6:38

King James Version

38 For I came down from heaven, 

not to do mine own will, 

but the will of him that sent me.


We are to do the same.

To obey God's will alone.

Therein lies our victory.

If we deviate from that, we will be destroyed.

For the enemy waits to devour.

Looking for any weakness, any opening, any deviation.

For his ways are devious.

He is magnetized to such.

1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


A warrior of the SPIRIT obeys the LORD JESUS.

He is the ONLY LEADER I believe in.

We fall short of such perfection.

1 Peter 2:21-22

King James Version

21 For even hereunto were ye called: 

because Christ also suffered for us, 

leaving us an example, 

that ye should follow his steps:

22 Who did no sin, 

neither was guile found in his mouth:


A warrior has a code.

As born again, my code is HOLINESS.

My guide is SCRIPTURE.

My teacher is SPIRIT.

We are to be holy.

Leviticus 19:1-2

King James Version

19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 

saying,

2 Speak unto all the congregation 

of the children of Israel, 

and say unto them, 

Ye shall be holy: 

for I the Lord your God am holy.


A warrior has training.

As born again, our training is PERFECTION.

We are to be perfect, in the eyes of God.

JESUS taught us how to be perfect.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.


A warrior has a teacher.

SPIRIT was given as a gift from GOD.

To teach us the ways of JESUS.

We have the BEST BATTLE GENERAL of all.

John 16:13

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, 

is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, 

that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.


It is an honor, to SERVE the LORD.

We fight the good fight, under the banner of CHRIST.

1 Timothy 6:12

King James Version

12 Fight the good fight of faith, 

lay hold on eternal life

whereunto thou art also called, 

and hast professed a good profession 

before many witnesses.


What are we fighting for?

The WORD of GOD.

Upholding the INTEGRITY of SCRIPTURE, in a world steeped in sin, and lies.

Of course, we already know who wins in the end.

All have been prophesied.

We are merely following God's will.

In fulfillment of SCRIPTURE.

Just as the LORD JESUS did.

At the CROSS.


Through SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE, JESUS has equipped His faithful with weapons for conquering.

Born again warriors are to put on the FULL ARMOR of GOD.

Our victory is in CHRIST.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


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Updated 28 February 2022


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Why We NEED the ANOINTING of the SPIRIT

 

The LORD JESUS said:

Luke 24:49

King James Version

49 And, behold, 

I send the promise of my Father upon you: 

but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, 

until ye be endued with power from on high.


Until we are "endued with power from on high", we cannot see clearly.

Only through this anointing from God will the lessons stick.

Otherwise, we will keep turning away from Him.

Man cannot make us commit.

Only the Holy Spirit of God can.

We need the Spirit of God to anoint us.

Only God's Spirit can help us understand:

-- Scripture.

-- The will of God.

-- The way of Jesus.

-- The way of Spirit.

-- The urgency of the times.

-- The importance of being born again.


By ourselves, we cannot possibly comprehend all that.

Many people will try to convert you to become born again, but unless God Himself sees your utmost surrender, He will not send His Spirit to teach you.

If we are still too much of ourselves -- proud, ambitious, greedy, vain, worldly, egotistic -- God cannot send His Spirit.

The lusts of the flesh cannot conform with the ways of Spirit.

Galatians 5:17

King James Version

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


God needs our complete surrender.

Only then will He send His Spirit.

The day God sees you're ready for His Spirit, you will want to become born again ON THE SPOT.

The Holy Spirit will teach you how to become born again.

There will be no hesitation.

The desire will be immediate.

And the Lord's Spirit will set out to work on you right away.

You will be led to Scripture.

You will begin to understand the Word of God.

You will begin to know the path of Jesus, which He carved, so we may follow.

God seeks our humility.

He seeks the sincerity of our hearts.

Are we searching for Him?

Do we have a desire to know who He Is?

Have we given up on what the world taught us, and failed to teach us?

Are we now ready for God's truth, and wisdom?

If we are, you can be sure God will show up.

He has given the task of saving, to His beloved Son.

Here is where you will see the faithfulness of Jesus in His love for God, and His mission for humanity:

John 6:39-40

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


If you want eternal life with the Lord, surrender your will to Him.

It's the only surrender that bears real fruit.

Surrendering to the world is disaster.

Surrendering to God is eternal life.

Surrender completely, acknowledge your inability to make sense of things, for we don't have the ability to see the whole picture.

Only God can.

As they say, "Let go, and let God."

The day you surrender, is the day of your freedom.

You will be free from false doctrines.

You will begin to know the TRUE doctrine of the LORD.

You will become a true believe in Jesus.

The Lord awaits your humility.

The Lord Jesus did say:

Matthew 5:5

King James Version

5 Blessed are the meek: 

for they shall inherit the earth.


I can tell you all these things, for I've gone through it myself.

When I renounced all previous knowledge, and sought the Lord for HIS knowledge, there was no looking back.

Only my walk with SPIRIT mattered.

Which continues steadily each day.

For we await the glorious return of the Lord, when He descends from heaven, so His faithful can meet Him up in the air.

That is the most immediate thing to prepare for.

How could have I known that?

Only through Spirit.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Why NO ONE Can Outwit GOD

 

Psalm 145:3-5

King James Version

3 Great is the Lord, 

and greatly to be praised; 

and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, 

and shall declare thy mighty acts.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, 

and of thy wondrous works.


Do you think it's possible to outwit God?

To find Him sleeping?

Surely, you don't think so.

Satan tried.

Knowing Jesus was tired, and hungry, after 40 days, and 40 nights of fasting in the wilderness, he tried tempting the Lord.

Of course, Spirit allowed it.

Matthew 4:1

King James Version

4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit 

into the wilderness 

to be tempted of the devil.


But Jesus knew what mattered most.

Matthew 4:4

King James Version

4 But he answered and said, 

It is written, 

Man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word 

that proceedeth 

out of the mouth of God.


Just so you know, the proud, but fallen cherub, knows Scripture, too.

Matthew 4:6

King James Version

6 And saith unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

cast thyself down: 

for it is written, 

He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: 

and in their hands they shall bear thee up, 

lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.


But Jesus IS Scripture.

He is the WORD of GOD.

Look how the Lord answered.

Matthew 4:7

King James Version

7 Jesus said unto him, 

It is written again, 

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.


In Scripture, the devil is depicted as various princes, at various times.

But that's for another story.

But this verse testifies of how these princes thought they had outwitted, humiliated, and defeated the Lord.

They had men crucify Jesus.

What they didn't know was the mystery of God.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8

King James Version

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, 

even the hidden wisdom, 

which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: 

for had they known it, 

they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


What satan was not privy to -- for why would he -- is that the crucifixion was for God's perfect purpose.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


The tempter, thinking he had broken the Lord's body, and spirit, didn't care when Jesus declared, as He was nailed on the cross:

John 19:28

King James Version

28 After this, 

Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, 

that the scripture might be fulfilled, 

saith, 

I thirst.


He surely gloated when the soldiers cruelly gave the Lord anything but water.

John 19:29

King James Version

29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: 

and they filled a spunge with vinegar,

 and put it upon hyssop, 

and put it to his mouth.


The deceiver had no inkling of God's greater plan, even when Jesus gave up the ghost.

Take note of the Lord's last words.

John 19:30

King James Version

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, 

he said, 

It is finished

and he bowed his head, 

and gave up the ghost.


"It is finished."

What was finished?

The devil was finished. 

But do you think the fallen one accepted defeat?

Nope.

He went on a rampage.

Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, 

ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth 

and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth 

that he hath but a short time.


You see, the devil's main fault was pride.

Isaiah 14:11-14

King James Version

11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, 

and the noise of thy viols: 

the worm is spread under thee,

 and the worms cover thee.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, 

O Lucifer, 

son of the morning! 

how art thou cut down to the ground, 

which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, 

I will ascend into heaven, 

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: 

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, 

in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 

I will be like the most High.


How a created cherub could be that delusional, only God knows.

Surely, knowing Scripture as he does, satan knows what's in store for him.

Revelation 20:1-3

King James Version

20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, 

having the key of the bottomless pit 

and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, 

that old serpent, 

which is the Devil, 

and Satan, 

and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, 

and shut him up, 

and set a seal upon him, 

that he should deceive the nations no more, 

till the thousand years should be fulfilled: 

and after that he must be loosed a little season.


Still, God allows him to roam, for a time.

But the Lord would not be denied His plan.

Evil must end.

Revelation 20:7-10

King James Version

7 And when the thousand years are expired, 

Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8 And shall go out to deceive the nations 

which are in the four quarters of the earth, 

Gog, 

and Magog, 

to gather them together to battle: 

the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, 

and compassed the camp of the saints about, 

and the beloved city: 

and fire came down from God out of heaven, 

and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them 

was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, 

where the beast and the false prophet are, 

and shall be tormented day and night 

for ever and ever.


For the faithful have suffered enough, and it's time to reward them.

Revelation 21:1-4

King James Version

21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: 

for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;

 and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, 

new Jerusalem, 

coming down from God out of heaven, 

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 

Behold, 

the tabernacle of God is with men, 

and he will dwell with them, 

and they shall be his people, 

and God himself shall be with them, 

and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 

and there shall be no more death, 

neither sorrow, 

nor crying, 

neither shall there be any more pain: 

for the former things are passed away.


Who can outwit the Creator?

How can anyone even think that?

As a student of Spirit, and a warrior for the Lord, I do my diligent research.

He led me to read Scripture.

All have been prophesied.

Jesus remains victorious.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Find STRENGTH in Jesus.

Find TRUTH in Scripture.

Seek GOD with all your heart.

All good come from that seeking.

For the WORD is all that will remain.


Sure SOLID steady

  Psalm 18:2 King James Version 2 The Lord is my rock,  and my fortress,  and my deliverer;  my God,  my strength,  in whom I will trust;  m...