Not of God

Not of God

Not of God

Whatever voice you hear that is not of God, do not listen to it.

Rebuke anything you hear that is not of God. Tell it to go in the name of Jesus. Aloud.

And surrender to Jesus. Trust Jesus. Be still. Listen.

In the peace that comes, He will tell your heart what to do, which way to go and where the turns are – you will know the right thing – it may not be the easy thing – but you know that the right thing leads to peace, joy, love, hope, etc…

If you are afraid to do the right thing – do not listen to fear – when you hear, “Yeah, but…” Stop and say, “But God…”

But, God is good.

But, God is bigger.

But, God is stronger.               And so on…

Perfect love drives out fear. (I John 4:18) God’s love is perfect.

The enemy is the one that wants to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10) But greater is Jesus, He, that is in us – than anything or anyone else!! (I John 4:4) The devil is a liar and he is an accuser. He wants to put fear, anxiety and unrest into the lives of all those that he can.

Well, he has no power to do so in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ – or anyone else for that matter. (Colossians 2:14-15) We need to stand in the gap and pray for one another and for our “enemies” – those who are of opposing opinions, those who disagree with us, those who misunderstand us, etc…

The separations and the divisions perpetuate the lies and cause continued strife. (I Corinthians 1:10) They are of the devil and his lies and schemes. They are powerless against the Truth and fall flat when confronted with Love and Truth in humility and compassion.

Let us come together in the love of Jesus Christ and be unified in His love – (John 17:23)

Remembering that in Christ there is no separation due to race, nationality, gender, class, or anything else – the gospel brings unity and peace as we are reconciled with our Father. (Galatians 3:28)

We overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

We defeat lies with truth. Truth sets us free… (John 8:32)

…free from guilt, shame, fear, hate, etc…

Whatever is the opposite of the fruits of the Spirit is of the world, the flesh and the devil and there are Scriptural truths to stand on and with which to defeat them.

Examples:

We can know the mind of Christ: II Corinthians 2:16 (6-16)

We are no longer condemned: Romans 8:1

We are no longer slaves to fear: Romans 8:15

We cannot be separated from the love of Christ: Romans 8:35-38

Those are just a couple of examples and the Word is so full of truth telling us the true nature of our Father, our Creator. The Bible is full of truth telling us about who we really are before and after we accept Jesus Christ as our Redeemer, our Savior. Open your Bible and receive the Word of the Lord and proclaim it and believe it.

Please, do not listen to the lies of the enemies. The enemies are not only the devil, who is the father of lies, but also the world and our own flesh. Rebuke these lies. Refuse these lies. And to be truly set free from them, seek the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. All who ask of Him will receive of Him. All it takes is turning from following our own way and turning to ask of Him and receive from Him. Everything we get on our own without Him is leading us to destruction and death. But, God… Everything we seek of Him and that we will receive from Him gives us life and life eternally!

God tells us that He will instruct us in the way that we should go. (Psalm 32:8) He tells us that He confides in us. (Psalm 25:14) He tells us that He commands His angels concerning us to guard us in all of our ways. (Psalm 91:11) He promises us eternal life and blessings beyond what we can even ask for or imagine. (John 3:16 and Ephesians 3:20) Everything that He has promised, He has been showing to me and my family and we have no doubt that eternity is going to be something that we, nor you, will want to miss – with God.

Angela Dingler May 14, 2015

Released from Jail – Jerry Writes on May 10, 2014

Released from Jail – Jerry Writes on May 10, 2014

I got released from jail yesterday and I’m going to do what my Lord wants me to do. Psalm 39:5 tells how fleeting this life is so we need to be about our Father’s work and forsake the worldly desires. Psalm 40:2 tells how Jesus has lifted me out of the slimy pit and set my feet on a Rock. That’s what our Lord wants to do for all of us. 

Yesterday, when I did go to court all of the people involved in my case were acting surprised that I was in jail when I had not been convicted. I could really be bitter and say that I had been locked up for the last 3 1/2 weeks for nothing. But, I know that my God is in control and nothing happens without a reason. God did have a purpose for me being in there. I don’t know, may never know, why I was in there but I know that God is good.

I could even say it wasn’t fair, but as I sit here reading Matthew this morning and thinking about what Jesus went through for me – was that fair? Anyway, I was reading  Ephesians 1:17 and found this verse that I pray that all of us as Christians desire because I have learned especially in the last 3 1/2 week that the more we pray and read the Bible and get deeper into God – the more of Himself that He does reveal to us.

5/11/14

Psalm 46:1-3 While I was in jail I really came to the realization that God is more than enough for me in any trial that I will ever go through. It took me years to realize how good my God is. Once we get hold of that simple truth we are changed forever. Let’s lean on God for everything we need and for protection because He is more than enough.

5/12/14

In Matthew 10:30 Jesus tells His disciples that God had the hairs on their heads numbered. We serve a God that knows everything about us but He still loves us even when we are unlovable. He wants us, He wants us to acknowledge Him before men and He will acknowledge us before the Father. He goes on in the chapter telling us that He has got to be # 1. We cannot love anything on this earth more than we love Jesus. If we do, it is an idol, or false god. He also says in the same chapter that we must take up our cross and follow Him. If we really think about that, we realize that Jesus is telling us that following Him is a daily struggle, but it is a struggle that is worth it. We are going to struggle against the flesh, its wants and desires, but if we keep our eye on Jesus we know that everything that we are going through is worth it.

It also tells us in Matthew 10 that if we are telling someone about Jesus and they don’t accept Him, they aren’t rejecting us, but Jesus. So, let us share our faith and our love for God with holy boldness and not fear.

Praise in the Valley and on the Mountaintop – Mark 4:35-41 Random Thoughts and Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ (by Jerry in jail on 5/1/14)

Praise in the Valley and on the Mountaintop – Mark 4:35-41 Random Thoughts and Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ (by Jerry in jail on 5/1/14)

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Mark 4:35-41

Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

How many of us are more likely to praise Jesus on the mountain top, but when we are in the valley or storm that’s when we need to cling to Jesus the hardest. When we are in the storm we might feel like Jesus is asleep on the job but Jesus is in the storm with us.

Jesus just knew that everything was going to be all right and we, like the disciples, go to Jesus and tell Him we are perishing even though He is in the storm with us and knows what is going on. He told the storm: “Peace. Be still!” And there was a great calm. Then Jesus asked them why they were afraid.

Have you still no faith? Now from time to time we may question our faith, but if we get in the Bible we will see that many people have done the same thing. How do we strengthen our faith? By reading the Bible and clinging tightly to our Jesus in the storm. He will never leave us or forsake us, so when the faith building storm blows through our life, let’s just wait on our Jesus to say: “Peace. Be still!” to our storm.

In Matthew 14:22-32 These verses area bout Jesus and Peter walking on the water. When the disciples first saw Jesus, they thought it was a ghost. But Jesus told them that it was Him and to not be afraid. Peter asked Jesus if he could come to Him on the water and Jesus said, “Come.” But when Peter looked at the circumstances; Peter started sinking. We need to know from that verse that if Jesus tells us to come that He is not going to let anything happen to us! Our Savior is a supernatural being who loves us and just wants us to believe in Him, love Him and have faith in Him.

We are living a little over 2,000 years since all of those miracles happened but our God is NOT out of miracles. When Peter was sinking, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and took hold of him. “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” asked Jesus. When they got into the boat the wind ceased. We can still have faith in the Lord our  God, that no matter what we are going through, He is with us.

If we keep our mind, eyes and heart on Jesus on the mountaintop and in the valley when the storms of life will (not if) come, then our Redeemer will save us. There are literally hundreds of verses in the  Bible that tells us to have faith and we still want to doubt. Do I think that the people of great faith of the Bible wanted to go through what they went through? I would say no! But they knew that their Father loved them and would see them through or they would die adn be with their Father!

That is the kind of faith that we all as Christians should desire – that no matter what happens to us we know that our Father is in control. I’m in a storm and I know Father has not abandoned me. I know that He is in here with me and I know that He is out there with my wife and children and that He is keeping them safe and at peace about the situation.

People of great faith are remembered in the Bible. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in to, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated – of whom the world was not worthy, wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. (Hebrews 11:36-38)

God knew that all of these people were strong enough in their faith to go through what their and our Father was putting them through. He talked to some in an audible voice but God still speaks to us: through the ones that have or are going through the same thing that we are going through, through the Bible and yes God can and does speak to us through an audible voice. (The Holy Spirit speaks to us through a still, small voice) He also showed us as believers what they went through in the Bible to let us know that He is with us and reading their stories may help build our faith.

So, let us as believers stay strong in the faith and let Jesus shine out of us that others may want Jesus in their lives.

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Check Out: “Are You Living a Nightmare?” on YouTube

Check Out: 2fools4Christ in “Are You Living a Nightmare?” on YouTube

Facing, avoiding, fighting, overcoming a life of fear or feeling lost and out of control… Maybe this video could help someone… this is the prayer of 2fools4Christ and why we share them… God bless you all!

2fools4Christ in "Are You Living a Nightmare?" on YouTube