Archive for August, 2013

Are you Ready?

This week thought is not going to be to complex a thought just are you ready? My son was complaining this week on night someone was watching him in his room now some of this may have been him trying to stay up or he was having a night mare but whatever the reason I grabbed my BIBLE hade it opened to Psalms 91 the lords protection and prayed over that room with the authority of Jesus Christ and the word of God at my side all groggy at mid night but I did fell the power of God whether or not anything was in that room and at least to me my son has not used that excuse to me again. I have also been praying for my other sons head aces. I guess where I a going with this is one 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. I know it says preach but I think it can be also used to reflect other aspects of our life’s. My second point will flow into the third is dose God and the Devil know who you are Acts 19:13-17 . Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. Which then leads to my final though on this matter maybe but you must have at least the faith of the muster seed Matthew 17: 20-21 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind Goethe not out but by prayer and fasting. So we need to prayer and fast on our own to get God’s side to work out salvation and have the power when required and so the devil may know who not to mess with. There will not always be a preach ear around to pray for you in a situation you have to do it all on your own. Do you have what it takes to stand your own ground trust the Lord. To take care of your family. And other problems and I relays that some problem get big and you need a pastors help but some things as Christians we can do on our own we have the same Christ given authority to Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Again Faith and and some pray and fasting and dedication Phillipans 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. There you have it my thought on the subject a little jumbled are you ready are you going to work towards getting ready then the final question won’t be so hard am I ready. What say you?

Distraction

I have had a tough time with prayer lately and hared a few things and this was a thought that enter my mind so I thought I would look it up. Matthew 14:22-33 Mark 6:45-52 and John 16-21. We all know this story of Peter walking on the water and we will get back to it. II Samuel 2 II David and Bath-sheba 2 Corinthians 12:5-10 Thorn in Paul’s flesh I Kings 19 Elijah Flees. What do all these have to do with distractions well let’s get to it I fell that there are three main way the devil tries to spin thing down in your life besides what the world has going on in it 24*7 The first is focus to make you look around at all the problems around you I used the of Peter and Elijah to reference this the greats thing is god gave them both an answer or Elijah an answer out of a still small voice and for peter god reached for his hand. I would be in remiss to say this type of distraction can usually be brought on by ourselves for looking away from the lord. I would say a second type of Distraction is Chronic conditions we can look in the book of Job and the John 5:1-5. These are usually ailments that stay with a person for a long time and they do play havoc with a person’s life and where a person out mentally and make them tired easy for attack. Another Distraction is our own mental state what problems we dwell on things out of our control that God has allowed to happen Book of Job to test us to measure our charter or loyalty, faithfulliness . So say all to echo some thought I hear I mine as well stay home , God does not care why does this happen to me, I must have no faith, I suck, I am I am unworthy. The good news in all those the thought process is always I but to back it up with God’s word Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. I would also say you should never try to run these problems on you r own you need to go to the lord with pray and try to find your focus and if that dose not work find someone to pray with that will pray with you tuill you can find your focus James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. It is not easy by no means to keep going some times and 1 friend can also make the difference. Now for the world distractions you will need to have enough faith In god to have him lead you away from all sin as in david and bath-sheba. Those are also just every day struggle we all must face as living a separate life stile we know those three areas the Pride of life the lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes which we all deal with on a daily bias. So What say you