Faith is Now

“Is the harvested grain any longer in the barn?  As to the grapevine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree–they have not yet borne.  From this day on I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:19)

“Now Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” (Hebrews 11:1)


The old saying “seeing is believing” won’t cut it in the Kingdom of God.  The opposite is true in the Kingdom.  You must believe in your heart FIRST and then you’ll see it.  Faith is in the NOW.  Hope is always in the future.  Hope is the springboard into faith.

The verse in Haggai shows us that even though we don’t see any fruit at this moment, we are still blessed by God.  Hebrews shows us that faith is in the here and now.  I love how it says “conviction of their reality.”  Faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

Conviction is the key here.  A conviction is a core belief.  It is an immovable belief in your heart.  When we can get our hope into faith, we will be able to believe in our heart of the reality of it.  For example, a cancer diagnosis is scary, to say the least.  The hope is to live and not die right?  Take the hope of healing to the Healer and ask Him for healing.  If we trust Him and know Him, we know that He wants to heal us and if we take that hope and turn it into faith, believing and being convicted of the reality of our healing, we will see that healing come to pass.  The same thing with financial breakthroughs or relationship breakthroughs.

Faith is now.  We have to believe NOW and stand and see the salvation of the Lord come to pass in our lives.

Blessings everyone…

 

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The Test of Faith

“Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, though the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, YET I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation! 

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk, [not to stand in terror, but to walk] and make spiritual progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering or responsibility]!” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)


Like anything else, our faith will be tested.  Who tests it?  The enemy will definitely test it and God observes this testing and helps us withstand it.  Why doesn’t He just fix it?  Because He wants us to be strong.  Any new product that is made is tested in a variety of ways and adjustments are made to ensure it is of the best quality before it is marketed.  Cars, for example, are crash tested to see how it will handle impacts.

Jesus never promised us a rose garden.  He said YOU WILL HAVE tribulations and trials but be cheerful because HE has overcome the world.  I am right now, living this scripture out.  Peter got out of the boat and began walking on the water to Jesus.  If he would have kept his eyes on Jesus, both of them would have walked on the water to the other side of the Sea of Galilee.

We too, come to places in our lives where we have to get out of the boat and walk on the water.  If we keep our eyes fixed on Him, we’ll stay on top of the water.  The test comes when your fig tree doesn’t blossom and your folds are cut off and you have $4.00 in the bank with bills coming in.  The waves can look a hundred feet high sometimes.

However, no matter how big our waves are, they are NOT bigger than our God!  He is the One who says “Peace!  Be Still!”  You can walk all the way to the other side on top of the water if you keep your eyes on Him.

I’m taking it one day at a time.  Jesus said “take no thought for tomorrow” and this is so true.  I have to zoom into to today and not look past it.  Today, I have more than enough and tomorrow I will too because He is faithful.  He is always faithful.

I pray today that whatever storm you are facing, that you will fix your eyes on Jesus and walk with Him to the other side.

Blessings everyone…

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Announcement! Join this new community “Kingdom Believers”

Hi everyone…I have created a network called “Kingdom Believers” where followers of Jesus Christ can share their lives together in unity and peace.  I will be sharing teachings and articles that I write on this network as well as here on the blog.  I hope you join the network and share your thoughts and testimonies of God’s goodness to you!

Kingdom Believers

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Announcement!

Hi everyone!  I want to announce the coming addition of eBooks on the blog.  They are free of charge.  All you have to do is download them and print out!  Here is the short list of what is coming out immediately.  I will be writing other eBooks in the coming weeks and months.  It is my prayer that these teachings will increase your spiritual maturity and your faith to stand in the toughest battles!

Short List:

Power Prayers for Victory

The Power Behind Your Future: Your Words

The Pursuit of Intimacy: A Diary of the Journey

The ABC’s of Faith

Establishing a Powerful Prayer Life

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Announcement! New Page Added! Playlists under Praise Him! Menu

Hi everyone, I have added a new page to the blog for playlists of praise and worship songs.  You can copy/paste the URL to open YouTube or you can download the songs from iTunes to your iCloud library and make the playlists on your device.  The Bible says to praise Him in the morning, the noontime and the evening, and this is a great way for the praises of God to ring out of YOUR life!  Check out the new page!

Praise and Worship Playlists

 

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Night is Approaching

“We must work the works of Him who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.  As long as I am in the world, I am the world’s light.” (John 9:4-5)


God is on the move in the world these days.  He’s on the move because these are the last days before darkness comes.  We, meaning all of the Bride of Christ, His Church, are to be about our Father’s business.  His business is SOULS.  There are billions of souls in the earth today that He wants to reach with the good news of His great salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son.

It doesn’t matter what uproars are going on in the political realms, it is the matter of souls that is at the top of God’s priority list.  For the last several decades or even the last century, Satan has been meticulously setting things up for his one world government in the last seven years of time as we know it.  Slowly but surely, America has been guided along with the rest of the Western nations, into a global mindset.  The buzzwords of “New World Order” were spoken by presidents over the last several decades.

But God is not ready for this one world government to come into power yet.  He’s got a harvest to pick first.  So what happened?  Brexit came first.  The shockwave around the world when the UK exited the European Union.  The migrant crises in Europe are causing a resurgence of nationalism among all the people who are tired of being killed, raped and robbed by people who are given carte blanche to terrorize the citizens.  Then the real shocker is the “nobody saw it coming” election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the USA.

With one word, God told Satan NO to his agenda.  Not so fast big boy.  I’m not ready for this yet.  The entire world system, which is what Satan is the prince of, is freaking out because their whole schedule has been halted for who knows how long.  That is why you see so much lunacy among the globalists and elites and liberals.

Can you imagine what would have happened if a comedian would have held up a severed head of Barack Obama while he was a sitting President?  The Secret Service would have descended on her and thrown her under the jail.  Can you imagine the outcry if anyone dared to say anything hateful about either one of Barack Obama’s daughters?  Can you imagine what would have happened if there was a play where they pretended to assassinate Barack Obama?

Yet all of these things are happening to Donald Trump and his family every single day and nobody bats an eye at it.  No arrests.  No Secret Service investigations.  Certainly no media coverage.  Worse, the people of America who voted for Donald Trump are being persecuted.  Some severely injured for simply wearing a shirt or a hat.  Freedom of speech is allowed only for liberals.  Freedom of religion is for all religions EXCEPT Christianity.

So here is my pondering on this.  We have in America a president who likes God.  He is a Christian.  We have conservative and Christian leadership in both the House and the Senate.  We have a pretty balanced Supreme Court.  All of the leadership in place stands for righteousness.  Yet it seems as though we are in the minority.

God has placed this leadership in power for this season so that He can harvest the souls He knows are looking for Him.  I believe, and this is just my opinion, but I believe that there were a LOT of liberals who did not go vote, thinking that Hillary Clinton had the election in the bag.  Because of this, I believe a majority of the country hates the government we have now and hate it so much they want to kill him and openly speak of it.  Relishing the idea of it even.  Just yesterday, a man went to where the Republican members were practicing baseball and opened fire trying to massacre them.  He even asked if they were GOP.  He was a radical, leftist.  This is a very evil mindset in so many of the people in this nation nowadays.

I believe that because it is not the government who loves evil at this time, it is the people themselves.  A majority of the people in our country don’t want freedom for others, only themselves.  They don’t want Christianity to have any say in their lives.  Like Psalms 2:1-4 shows us “Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?  The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and His Anointed One (the Messiah), They say, “Let us break Their bands of restraint asunder and cast Their cords of control from us.  He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD has them in derision and in supreme contempt He mocks them.” 

So, yes God has placed Godly leadership in our country for a season, but it is only for a season.  A short season.  The Bridegroom is coming for His Bride and when the Overcomers are gone, darkness will reign.  Everybody will get what they want, but they will find themselves in a miserable condition.  They will get their one world government, but they are not going to like it…

For the Bride, I say, Beloved of God, don’t stop working!  There is still light and lots of souls to bring into the Father’s House!  Don’t get overly concerned about all the lunacy going on.  Keep scrolling through Facebook and pray for our government leaders, especially the President.  That is our duty.  Keep letting your light shine out to this dark world and let the Holy Spirit bring people across your path to lead to Jesus!

For the people of God, our future is so bright we gotta wear shades!  Pray for those who are sitting in the dark, even those who love it.  They really don’t know what they are doing or where they are headed.  Jesus said to “do good to those who hate you.”  The kindest and most loving thing we can do for those who hate us is to pray for their salvation.

Stay strong and keep the faith Bride of Christ!  Maranatha!

Blessings everyone…

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The King of Glory

“Lift up your heads, O you gates, and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.” (Psalm 24:7-9)


There is no one like You O Lord! Praise to the King of glory! Let all YOU His saints praise His holy name today! Don’t let the rocks cry out His praises when it is in your power to give Him glory! Let everything that has breath, PRAISE THE LORD OF HOSTS: THE KING OF GLORY!

Blessings everyone…

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