I believe.

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Today Pastor James Jacobs http://wordoflifecfc.com/ spoke on the message of “I believe”.  He preached on expecting B.I.G (believe in God) things from God. He also preached about how our incorrect thinking can retard both our own thoughts and our faith.  Also, he spoke of how our thoughts can stop us from reaching our goals.  Explaining how the enemy comes in to steal or discourage us by using our minds and thoughts against us.  When we believe the enemies lies, we are willing to give up or even walk away from our God-given dreams and promises. Remember what God say in Mark 11:24:  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Pastor Jacobs preached about having faith.  That each of us has enough faith to face the trials we are currently facing.  We need to stop comparing our faith against another believer’s faith.  We have to remember that our faith can change our resume. Faith qualifies us for incredible things in the supernatural where in the natural we may be unqualified. In God’s word, it speaks about faith this way: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Also, when our current faith level carries us through the trials we are currently facing, we reach a new level of faith.  Our faith is increased.  See when we come out of our trials victorious, we become living testimonies to God’s tremendous greatness.  In essence, speaking & hearing our own words spoken through our testimonies, increase our own faith. It also increases our amazement of God, our level of love for God and our appreciation about our amazing God.

Pastor Jacobs also preached about God’s promises.  We have to remember that God’s promises have NO EXPIRATION date!!!  God’s promises never expire.  Hallelujah and AMEN. I pray the knowledge of that seeps into your spirit, heart and mind. I pray that this revelation will start to take root, flourish and bloom.  I pray the fire of the Holy Spirit I feel right now seeps through these words as you read them.  I pray that this knowledge catches fire in your spirit.  God let it be a fire that can never be extinguished.  Our God given promises never die!  Praise your Holy name God.

How many of us have put our dreams on the shelves or totally given up on our dreams?  Our job is to keep reminding God of the promises He gave us.  Pastor gave the example of the little boy that keeps reminding his mother of the things she had promised him. “But mamma you said….” is what the little boy says over, over, over and over again relentlessly.  We have to be relentless too.  Do any of you know how old Sarah was when she finally gave birth to the child that God had promised her?  She was 91 years old.  We have to hold on to our promises.  Don’t relinquish hold of the miraculous promises that are ahead of you. Those promises contain your divine purpose.

How amazing is our God that He thought of a plan (a divine purpose) for each and every one of us?  That is how much He loves and cares for you.  He made a plan for you BEFORE you were born.  You were planned for by the Master of all creation.  That is powerful stuff!  If we could just get that into our spirit and never let go of it, we could change the world.  You talk about keeping some Godly words in your mouth.  There it is!!! Let that sink in for a minute.  Let that INCREDIBLE thought marinate in your mind. God planned your future before you were born.  He laid out an amazing plan for you.  God’s word says in Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Oh my goodness!!!  I receive that for myself by faith in Jesus’ name.  We are consecrated to be a prophet to all nations – world changers.  That is what our God says about us.  Wow! Please receive that for yourself too.

Pastor Jacobs also spoke about keeping a word in our mouth.  That word has to be God’s words in our mouth.  What an incredible statement!  God has been whispering these very words into my spirit for the last few months. To hear these very words confirmed through the man of God’s message was amazing.

See as we go through our trials we have to speak God’s words.  Oh my goodness!  This little statement warrants more posts all by itself.  I will be writing additional posts about this soon.  I truly feel in my spirit that God wants to expand on this subject.  God is ready for us to step into a new dimension of Him by using His words.  Please meditate about this statement and pray for revelation about this.  Revelation is the key!  Right now I pray in Jesus name that God gives you focus on speaking His words.  Remember that our words have power!  I pray that through your diligence to seek Him and His wisdom that God will give you divine insight on this subject.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

In closing, Pastor Jacobs gave us a list of things to know about God:

1) God wants us blessed & to succeed.  Joshua 1:8 says:  8This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2) God wants you to be blessed and prosperous.  In Deuteronomy 28:2-6 God’s word says: All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God. “You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field.  “The [a]offspring of your [b]body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed.  “Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed.  “You will be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out.

3) God wants you live righteous.  Titus 2:12 says: 12 It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly (immoral) desires, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives [lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity] in this present age.

4) God want us to believe.  His word says in Mark 9.23: 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Thank you for your continued support.  I pray that God blesses each of you beyond anything you can contain.  God bless you all.

 

PS – Thank you to Roy Jacobs of YaLife Media and Marketing for providing the artwork.  http://www.yalifemedia.com/

 

 

God, heal our land.

The most pressing issue facing our nation (the U.S.) today is the presidential election.  Wait…I see you.  Don’t sigh or roll your eyes thinking to yourself “Here is another person trying to convince me of whom to vote for”. Now I am not going to blog as an independent, republican or democrat.  I would not use God’s platform to push one agenda over another one.  But instead read as God’s perspective is discussed.

See God does NOT operate in confusion.  He knows who He wants to win this upcoming election.   We need to ask Him who to vote for. How do we do that?  We do it through prayer.  We need to pray without ceasing for God’s will to be revealed to us.  See prayer is simply asking God to intervene into our lives and situations. Prayer IS that simple.  Prayer isn’t complicated or confusing.  Through prayer, we are asking for God’s help.  We are asking Him to step into our situation and help us. God is a gentleman. He will intervene when He is asked via prayer.

God’s word says that we should pray without ceasing.  In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 5:18  it reads: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. We all need to be praying for divine revelation for this election.  We all need to be asking God for His will be fulfilled for this election.

See I believe in my heart that God is ready to heal and restore this land back to where it needs to be to glorify Him.  I also believe that his nation was founded on God.  Yes, yes, yes I know our founding fathers had issues but who among us is perfect?  None of us.  Only Jesus was and continues to be perfect!  God’s word says we are all sinners.  Here is what is says in Romans 3:23: 23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God. 

This nation needs to be healed.  It’s crying out for healing.  The healing of our land, our people and the nation as a whole needs to happen soon. God’s word says in 2 Chronicles 7:14: My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

I truly believe the answer for our land to be healed is right here in this passage.  Let’s take a closer look.  First, it starts out by God calling on the people who are called by His name. Could God be saying that if you believe that He is the one true God,  that is His son Jesus is the Living King and that the Holy Spirit is the 3rd part of the Holy Trinity that you are called by His name?  Aren’t people who believe this called Christians?  Are YOU called by God’s name?  Pray and ask Him.  Pray without ceasing.

I want to be one of those that are called by His name.  I want that desperately.  I want to make sure that when God thinks of the people called by His name that thoughts of me are ones that come to His memory.  I want Him to think of me and smile because He is proud of me.  Proud that I have done what He has asked me to do.

Secondly, it asks us to humble ourselves and pray.  There it is.  Be humble and “pray”.  As we pray, God wants us to crave His presence and place Him back in the rightful place in our lives.  That place being FIRST place. Thirdly, seeking His face is seeking for God’s glory.  The face of God is glorious!

And fourth, He asks us to turn from our wicked ways by stopping our sins.  This can be accomplished by praying for God to change our hearts, thoughts, and ways and also by asking Him for forgiveness.  Be bold in asking for forgiveness!  Ask Him to forgive you and this nation for its transgressions.  We are citizens of this great nation.  We absolutely have the right to seek forgiveness for our nation. He has already given us the authority over this earth.  The bible says that God has given us authority over our land.  In Genesis 1:26 it says:  26 Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.”. After seeking forgiveness, it says He will hear us, forgive our sins and heal our land.

See that passage (2 Chronicles 7:14) is a promise from God – instructions even.  He is saying if we do these things listed in that passage then He WILL heal our land. It doesn’t say maybe He will heal our land or He could heal our land.  His promise says He WILL forgive us and heal our land.  There is one thing that I want you to understand above everything else in this post.  God keeps His promises!

In closing, we need to remember 4 important things.  First, how critical this election is. I cannot express this enough. Secondly, we need to place God back into first place in each and every one of our lives.  Thirdly, we need to give God the authority for His will to be fulfilled.  Fourth, we need to pray without ceasing.  God bless.

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First and foremost, I want to give all praise and glory to God and our living King Jesus.  I thank Him for using me to bring glory and honor to His name.  I thank Him for constantly reminding me of who He created me to be.  I thank Him for never giving up on me every time I fell short of what He needed me to do.  I thank and love Him more than I can explain because He never left me, never forsook me and always loved me more than I ever deserved.

Secondly, I want to thank Pastor J. Jacobs.  He is a true man of God that  leads with integrity and humility.  I thank him for his encouragement and direction. The church he leads has awoken me with a worship and hunger for God that God desires from all of us.

I want to thank my sons for loving me through thick and thin. Also, I want to say thank you to Eric Highland http://jeepsies.com/.  I know meeting Eric was divinely appointed.

This blog is inspired by God to lead people back to Him.  I pray that God will use me in a mighty way to guide us all to what’s important to Him.  With that being said, please know that this blog is spiritual and not religious.  I pray that you will read every post with open eyes. Listen with open ears (in cases of posts being read to you). Always receive God’s words with an open heart and spirit.  God bless.