FROM the PIT to PALACE


from the pit to the palce

The Called, Pioneers of Destiny

My Pastor’s message at our home worship service came from Genesis Chapter 42 to the end. Joseph, the bragging dreamer, was elevated to the second highest position in Egypt under the Pharaoh. I’d read and reread Joseph’s challenging journey from the pit, to the prison…to the palace. many times. This Sundays’ sermon visitation to Joseph’s amazing story by my enthusiastic Pastor Sandra, reminded me of God’s greatness, sovereignty and mercy to his people.

Sunday’s lesson came all together as my intercessor sisters and I were praying about the suffering and hardship of the mothers and their children trekking in the Caravan line to the United States. A few prayers were compassionately wept, but God was reminding me of a vision He first implanted in my heart as a second year student at Brookdale College in 1987. I was vivacious and full of creativity, especially in my creative writing, graphic design, photography and painting classes. Mr. Scholl, our graphic design instructor, had us design a logo for our dream company. Immediately, images of a sprawling campus, with dormitories, classrooms, training areas, child care rooms and auditoriums came to my mind. I envisioned, homeless people, handicapped, single, welfare moms, dislocated homemakers and veterans being taught life and vocational skills. The anointed Christian teachers and counselors were breathing life into the almost dead ashes of countless lives. They were well-rounded, highly skilled and influential in their perspective fields and were impassioned to pass it forward to broken and destitute people. They didn’t possess pride or the spirit of Mammon, (the love of money). They had also suffered great hardships themselves: physical infirmities and tragedies. For such a time as this, Jehovah Raphha and Jehovah Jireh himself would heal, deliver and prosper these individuals.

My vocation center, AVO, (Artistic Vocations Operations), would encourage anyone with a dream or vision to enroll and participate to a Clearing house-type vetting system to be interviewed for placements and needs.

This first wonderful vision stayed in my heart while I was working towards earning my degree at Brookdale and even until after graduation. This dream stayed afresh while I fronted my first Christian band, The Promise, with Chris Durante, our lead guitarist. We were on fire for the Lord Jesus after seeing so many inmates receive Christ and became transformed right in prison. I knew this was what I loved to do. We were being invited to many NJ correctional facilities and maximum security prisons. Our invitations grew from chaplains who wanted their men to hear my testimony about the new life in Christ.

My dreams for life-transforming ministry abruptly came to a halt, when one day, I felt dizzy and my heart was violently palpitating. I was very scared, waiting to hear the results of my tests. I had Lyme disease and I was thrown in a sudden battle for my very life. That long battle turned into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which then turned into Candida and a near-death encounter with Carbon Monoxide poisoning, all within two years. My body and life was falling apart and with it my dreams for ministering for the Lord.

The staggering fatigue, extreme weakness and constant bronchial infections kept me tethered to deep depression and hopelessness. But God had not forgotten me. One day, one of my best childhood girlfriends called me and asked me if I’d like to go back to work part-time. Diana knew I was very weak, but she was serving part-time also with a Christian non-profit, Love in the Name of Christ. I felt impressed to call for an interview, even though I felt that it would probably be a waste of time. I felt revived and decided to test God at His word, that He was my provider.

Diana’s prayers worked because I had an interview! All I had for an interview suit was one suit I wore to work many years ago as a salesgirl at a fashion store at a the local mall. It was in decent shape and I arrived at the Love Inc headquarters positive and hopeful. I was greeted and interviewed by a gracious matron, Operations Manager, Joan Hodum and Executive Director, Carolyn Eyerman. Surprisingly, Joan was very interested hearing about my early years of nursing home and prison ministry. She also liked my suit! As they stood up to thank me for my time and shake my hand, I knew I had the position. Carolyn called me the very next day and asked me if I could start next week. Joan and she had discussed ideas for a special program to prepare welfare moms leaving welfare for the workplace. I would be mentoring them in business etiquette, resume and I would be running a boutique of beautiful, lightly used business clothing. That vision God gave me in graphic design class started to rise. I was excited.

So began my tenure as program coordinator for my business outreach, Just the Right Touch.  My hiring into this wonderful Christian organization brought me into fellowship with staff from all denominations and professional backgrounds. I was part of a family again and was overjoyed to be part of a God-ordained people-serving entity. The staff, all much older than me, treated me as a daughter and guided me in my new orientation. I loved helping to build up the broken spirits of the young women who came to my program and boutique. They were so excited to apply for jobs in beautiful, professional clothing and have a professional looking resume to hand to their prospective new employer.

I was greatly disappointed when Social Services no longer sent referred women to my business boutique and Love Inc’s board urged Carolyn to have me close shop because clients were not being served. I was very disappointed, but thankful that at least I had acquired years of solid experience, ministering and mentoring young women! I thought of God’s grace and mercy during my years of struggling with Lyme, Disease, suffering from abandonment and divorce and being unemployed for many long months, God was indeed honing me for an amazing destiny which I still didn’t know

In 2016, I was thrust into another unexpected ministry, intercession. My spiritual sister, Donna, who loved to pray, called me one day to give me the number of an intercessory pray conference line. This group, was a passionate group of men and women who felt called to pray for the elections, our next president and our nation. I had been involved with my church’s prayer group in the past, but this groups seemed to have an extraordinary unction to pray with anointing and spiritual authority. I listened first, (as a student of intercessory prayer) and then joined my prayer as my spiritual confidence rose. I was learning to overcome and take authority over the many negative forces in my life. These confident praying led to more intimacy with my Heavenly Father and Jesus and I began to believe that that same authority was to be applied to the lives of my family and friends for their healing and deliverance in my family’s’ and my life!

On the 24/7 NSCP, National Strategic Conference Prayer network, led by Pastor Ioan Piea and Maureen Bravo, we have had to address innumerable national, and global crisis, emergencies, family problems and even testimonies of answered prayers and miracles. Many, included deluded Christian brethren have been opposing and condemning President Trump’s assessment and solutions to the Caravan, to our southern border. As Christians, we are commended to provide for the widows, orphans, sick, the elderly and impoverished, but we must make sure that they indeed are in need. Too many impostors are here to cause chaos and they are overwhelming our border patrol. This is a serious threat to the safety and security of American citizens.

Many Christian and non-profit organizations are stepping in minister to the needy, but the body of Christ must prayerfully seek God’s wisdom and revelation for those who do manage to stay here and how to assure that they will assimilate into our culture and truly transition into Christ-like productivity and success.

Joseph’s story is an example of one impoverished young man who became the salvation of nations. I believe that many intercessors in our group and around the nation, who are fledgling leaders, now being being groomed and honed….for such a time as this!  The Bible doesn’t say if there were threads of national rioting or revolution, but it does say that innumerable lives were saved because of Joseph’s wisdom. For such a time as this, God brought Donald J. trump as the church’s Cyrus, to bring back righteousness and some semblance of order to America.  As the body of Christ faces this quagmire, we can be assured that if we abide in His presence and keep His precepts and commandments, He will be faithful.

Love in the Name of Christ’s mission statement could be a apt template a solution to the Caravan dilemma. Different denominations and Christian non-profit groups unite and mobilize under one umbrella. The needs of the beneficiaries would be assessed through an application process via a “Clearing House” process

Addressing the dilemma of the Caravan scenario entails the supernatural wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit. The spiritual leaders of Christ’s body need to discern the true needy ones from the malevolent impostors who seek to overrun our nation. President Trump’s greatest concern is to keep us safe. He knows the world is watching to see if we truly are the Christian nation he declares us to be.

iFrom the pit

This past week, I remembered how the Bible speaks of how building strong alliances that are unified in God’s will and anointing is the answer to all dilemmas and especially the present  caravan issue. If not addressed properly with a strategic plan, the truly needy may fall through the cracks. At Brookdale College, I foresaw these types of crisis and so envisioned my future ministry, Artistic Vocations Operations, AVO, would provide appropriate services and establish many. God’s children know that in Christ, all things are possible. I’ve never once doubted that my vision at Brookdale College was far-fetched. If God brought Andrew Wommack’s amazing vision, in Colorado, God could certainly bring Anita Ferrer’s vision!

Many of us have gotten lazy regarding facing and felling our giants. We allow fear to cripple us and then we get so overwhelmed that we give up. The Caravan crisis is nothing more daunting than Joshua and Caleb declaring, “We are well able to take the city.” Indeed, the church is more than able to confront the Caravan crisis and all that come our way. We, (the full body of Christ, in all our branches and denominations) just need to unite as one, as an alliance, so to speak. Lone rangers are always vulnerable and soon get attacked and conquered.

It may seem that darkness is spreading like an ominous canopy over the nations, with lluminati billionaires, CEO’s and music mogul, raking in unspeakable profits. There is no longer  a clear division between the righteous and the ungodly. The lines have blurred as even Christian record labels have sold out to secular labels. The principality of Mammon has tainted the lives of mega-church pastors who splurge on jet planes, multiple mansions and vintage cars. Our own veterans lie in gutters, forgotten. Other millions in third-world nation exist in squalid filth. Something has to give.

Let us see that God has given us a gracious reprieve with our president, a modern-day Joseph or Esther to stand up boldly and bring about a reformation for our badly damaged nation. May all the brothers and sisters in Christ unite to become that city on a hill and be that light to the nations  Let us aspire to be the top of the crop, in medicine, science, entertainment, fashion, health,-agriculture, the media and the financial arena, not Amazon, Google and Facebook. We are the head and not the tail.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we ask you to seek your wisdom so that Holy Spirit can convict us of our deception and error.  Help us to love each other, as Christ loved us and to unite in agreement, for that’s where our strength lies! We can fell the Goliath liberalism, mammon, abortion and rebellion, but first we must repent, renounce and turn your way. Help us to walk in holiness and as pleasing to you, for your ways are not our ways and your thoughts are not ours! In Jesus’ name amen.

LYNCH MOB


frenzied violent mob

The stench of death, blood and raw flesh permeated the air as a young man fell onto the dusty ground. The wicked lashes of a metal and bone spiked whip gouged hunks of flesh again and again as the young man gripped the stone post. Each agonized moan seemed to ignite the lynch mob’s rage and pleasure even more. The torturing session continued with loud whoops from the torturers and as each lash came down on the victim’s upper body, neck and face, tiny fountains of blood squirted upward. It was a grizzly sight to anyone watching and it was even more astounding that the young man continued to endure, without even trying to defend himself.

Many of us have seen a lynch mob scene, where a frenzied mob dictates the fate of a victim. No one comes forward to defend the victim, nor shows any compassion. In fact, the unbridled rage of the crowd leaps on the casual bystander and they also join in. What is this spirit of chaos and violence and are lynch mobs a thing of the past?

Lynch mobbing is alive and well in the twenty-first century and is already a major issue in many European countries.. One  scene, a lone woman without a proper head scarf is cat-called out, groped and often gang-raped right in the streets. Here in America patriots, conservatives and Christians are also being targeted, riled up by deceived political leaders. Family members of alternative and conservative news reporting agencies and journalists are being threatened and stalked.
The head of the Anti-Christ rises higher and faster and we are heading towards a revolution which will divide our nation if we do not address it. It’s becoming a frightening reality that free speech by conservatives, patriots and Christians are not allowed. If we allow our voices to be censored, we will lose our gift of free speech

So why this hatred?

Truth became a curse punishable by torture and/or death since that pivotal time in humanity’s history when Pilate faced Jesus, He asked, “What is truth?” Pilate could not understand the plan of God for humanity through His Son, Jesus the Christ and multitudes today are still blinded to that truth. We see this through the collapsing economy of socialist nations like Venezuela and North Korea. We see this through the lack of vetting of immigrants pouring into formerly prosperous European nations, (with many intent upon collapsing the status quo) and establishing Sharia Law. And we see the weakening of the Godly fabric of righteousness, order and godliness, facilitated by our founding fathers influences. The  toxic spillage  spewing from Pandora’s box   has already severely damaged our nation, and we’ve strayed so far from our forefather’s template that soon it may be too late to salvage America.

One symptom of the diminished of our nation is  many of our youth’s inability to think critically. So many young adults and even mature people have no moral compass and have no idea of the difference between good and evil. I recently watched a report where some reporters were questioning a group of young people about what they were protesting. Not one was able to say what they were angry about!. Another report showed college-aged adults being asked, “Do you know what the three branches of government are?” Not one knew. Some of the answers given were downright juvenile. And this is our future?

Besides the lack of critical thinking, is the total disregard for consequences of illogical actions, poor choices and decisions. There is little concern to delay  gratification for the sake of a better future for their children and grandchildren. They could care less about the world their offspring will have to face in the future.
Folks, we are truly  facing a crisis of  diminished intellect and wisdom and it only gets worse. The universal umbrella, the internet and technology has been successful in numbing  our minds and souls. Walking down any busy city street, people stroll zombie-like connected to their Smartphones. Long past are the days when family’s would meet at the supper table to share and connect with each other or the days when workers looked forward to eating and catching up in the cafeteria or lunchroom.

Nowadays all information, identity and even the meaning of life are gleaned from the internet. Thinking for oneself and being creative and/or inspired are rare commodities to this modern generation. The information and opinions of present trendsetters, politicians,  media reporters are accepted on the spot and rarely questioned for accuracy or truth. Alarmingly, those who embrace Christian ideals are being targeted.  The liberal media is seeking to vilify and  defame the reputations of  stanch conservatives and it’s becoming unsafe to enjoy a night on the town or a quiet  evening at a favorite restaurant. If we are not careful and take action soon, we could be seeing events similiar to Saint Steven’s, (one of our earliest martyrs), Acts 7

I liken the  rebellious demonstrators to uncivilized plebeian,s asserting their erroneous (and demonic) outbursts in the belief that they are doing what is admirable.  They sincerely beleive that it’s their right to express their unbridled, anger, frustration and hatred with brutality and bloodshed.  In some urban areas of our larger cities, you would be targeted for a good beating. if you are white, conservative, Christian or a patriot wearing a certain type of baseball cap or t-shirt. More angst is being stoked by some deceived leaders of congress and the senate. I never thought I’d see the day where freedom of speech by good people speaking truth would result in violence, hatred and bloodshed.

Some questions we should be asking is, “What is the purpose of a protest rally and what do you plan to achieve by protesting? We might look to the Biblical book of wisdom in the Bible, the book of Proverbs, and find out what truth really is: and how it should be expressed.

  1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: Proverbs
        2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;   for understanding words of   insight;
        3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,    doing what is right and just      and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a    knowledge and discretion wisdomto the young—5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,    and let the discerning get guidance.

How do we judge a person, group of agenda? Jesus said it plainly,

    “You will know them by their fruits.” Mat 7:16.

The fruits don’t fall far from its tree. Jesus also told us how to judge a good or evil person.

              A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil  man out of the evil [a]treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45

If ones heart of full of kindness, mercy, blessing and encouragement, they will express those good fruits to positively contribute. If ones heart has swelled up with unmforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and rage, those attributes will spill out ion negative expressions of slander, jealousy, violence and even murder.

Wisdom, true wisdom can only be received, lived out and bearing excellent fruit by those who are willing to seek her like a deeply buried treasure. These are those who walk in dignity, righteousness and grace. These are those who humble themselves enough to acquiesce their will to a higher Power, the Almighty God and Jesus Christ. These are the ones who ponder their eternal destiny and submit their will in accordance to God’s will. These are the ones who hope that when they die, they will have left their offspring a legacy of love.

Here is where wisdom comes, in. Do we  slow ourselves down from the  hurried pace of our lives and soul search? Do we ask ourselves, “Am I a child of the light or a child of darkness?” We are either for Christ or against Him. There is no middle ground.  It’s one or the other. I wonder if some of these demonstrators sleep at night after they spent their day, stalking and beating people up for wearing  a Make America Great Again t-shirt. Here’s some food for thought for them

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. And                            there were open books, and one was the book of Life. And the   dead    were  judged according to what was in the books  Rev. 20:12

So you don’t believe there will be a judgement day or even a God who will judge? If you’ve not accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior and find yourself standing before the Bema Seat, Christ as Judge) you will find out about what eternity is like…. And eternity is a long time to be wrong.

The young man, you read about at the beginning of this blog, who was being tortured, made sure to endure to the very end. He allowed himself to be violently lynched by the crazed mob even though he was innocent. He gave His own life so you did not have to make a wrong turn at the horrific side of eternity. That young man, Jesus Christ, the blessed Lamb of God, paid ,in full, all your sins. Many have already joined his cause, God’s Heavenly kingdom of righteousness and  the harvest of souls.

Many righteous ones will be lynched and martyred for their Christian faith if we do not fight for and  keep our right to free speech and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The hateful anti-Christ agenda is spreading its roots disguised as a progressive and benevolent ideology.  It will eventually result on genocide, communism and the utter downfall of America.  These proponents of the New world order will seek to obliterate everything that has to do with purity,  truth and Godly righteousness, (particularity the unborns’ right to life).. They will seek to hunt us down and believe they doing a  noble thing.

My friend,  I hope that you are a seeker of truth, which can only be found through diligent searching as for a priceless treasure. Treasures often are hidden or buried deep, but when finally exhumed are replete with joy and celebration.This is the legacy of the Kings and Priests of God.

Are You THIRSTING?


 Isaiah 55:1
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink–even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk–it’s all free!

 When I was a very young believer, fronting our Christian hard rock band, The Promise with my then boyfriend, lead guitarist, Chris, Isaiah’s words leaped at my heart. The call was so compelling that we wrote “Are  You Thirsting” for our band repertoire’s opening call.

  Many today are thirsting and many others do not even realize their  frenzied searching for truth and dabbling in the occult is a cry for truth. My prayer is that the compelling videos included here in my blog today  will be the answer you are searching for. I especially challenge my Jewish brothers and sisters to look up in your prayer time and ask Father Jehovah to reveal the truth once and for all.

 In these last days,  God’s Clarion call rings out to all across the globe.
May these wonderful videos move your heart  that Jesus Yashiach  HaMaschiah is the risen and glorious son of the most high God.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjDQ-fLWzPk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHHwUQjEYQ
Behold he is risen from the dead and has given us all the authority over satan and his  cohorts. Behold, the harvest is white for the reaping of which Father God is equipping and anointing His children to do His business. Father has given us a reprieve and we must be about our work quickly. Now is the time for salvation. Now is the appointed time for all to come to the cross. Our God has opened up the doors of hidden wisdom and revelation and His people must  take advantage and declare the way of the Lord to every people, tongue and nation. In times past, truth was sealed, but God has chosen to use modern technology to show the hard-hearted and doubtful that His Son,  has truly come and risen from the grave to give us eternal life and salvation.
 Heavenly Father,  we beseech thee with broken and humble hearts.  Help us be unified, all of us  standing in the gap for the lost. Lord of heaven and earth, creator of the universe. be merciful for those who have been led astray.  bring your precious Jewish people back into Your fold, their glorious destiny. We declare open hearts and open minds to be illuminated by precious Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh . We thank you for Your harvest, in Jesus name, amen.

The SHEEP & the GOATS


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My prophetic journalistic instincts are kicking in as I read some of the bickering, mocking strife comments on many Facebook timelines. Participation in the political  leanings repulses me, because I desire to see God’s perfect will and plans for  America. Sadly, many, including God’s children,  have lost site of the covenant  blessings God has for those who are His own.  May  God’s Holy Spirit give you a revelation of His  His truth.

First off, I want to remind you all that He loves all people. Everyone of us are created in His image. But, Jesus said, God will separate the sheep from the goats. What does that mean? Some of us are goats, (rebellious & doubting). Some of us are sheep (obedient to his will and word). Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.”

In regards to all the hoopla, scandal and pandemonium of  our president elect, my focus continues to be “How can God’s beloved, covenant people participate in Father’s perfect will, to redeem America from her staggering wickedness and disobedience and bring forth His harvest of souls.” God’s intent is to redeem souls from eternal damnation and the deception-wickedness of the past eight years administration.

We need to understand that God is God. He created the universe and can do whatever He chooses to do. We  can choose to follow His plan or oppose it. Men, in our vain arrogance often think our logic and ingenuity is superior, but God can put any of us in our place at the utterance of just His word. Historical annals  tell us how King Nebuchadnezzar, dining in all his opulence was told by the prophet Daniel that his kingdom would be suddenly taken from him and he would live his life as an animals outdoors in the elements. It took this great humbling, for the king to come back to his senses and pay honor and homage to  Jehovah God.

Our votes do not bring a new president in. God ordained each of our presidents for a reason, whether it be to chasten his own people for their apathy regarding His  righteous law or to bless them, (because they fell on their faces and repented and fasted for years). Let it be know that God will and can choose a crazy, non-conventional, cowardly or obnoxious person, just to confound the wise and arrogant. And he is doing just this.

Let us remember that our God is a Holy God and why should he bless America when His own people eschewed our duty to be the salt of the earth and the city on a hill. Is he pleased that our parents and grandparents  never made any outcry when the Roe VS Wade decree was passed and millions of babies were slaughtered in the womb.  How about  His people showing contempt for their Jewish brethren and the state of Israel? And also the worst transgression of all, pushing God himself out of America. There are countless unrighteous executive orders, threats to our US Constitution and decrees we have paid no attention too. ( Not to even  go into detail of our brethren in the middle east and third world nations).

We children of God should be fruit examiners. This is how we can tell if one is godly or ungodly.  Jesus said, “You’ll know them by their fruits.” Mat 7 16-17  Many of us reporters, journalists and commentators have done our research and have seen the fruits of eight years of  this  administration. Upon deep (unbiased, godly)  reflection, have the fruits given any glory to God?  It could take years to reverse the unbelievable damage to our nation’s legacy as a Christian nation. We will be examining Donald J Trump’s fruits soon enough, but until then, God’s people need to yield to God’s choice and continually surround him with prayer and fasting for His divine wisdom and Revelation. Christian brothers and sisters, we have much work to do.

It would behoove us all if we take a step back and ponder who this God is before it’s too late and we find ourselves in shock, standing before Him, with the books of life opened.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:12

It makes my heart tremble that Christ would say to me, “depart from me, you that work lawlessness. May none of us stand before our Lord and be ashamed that we rebelled against His righteous law.

May your reading of the following  verses  enlighten you as to why  it is beneficial and  glorious to serve eh most high God. He is our protector, provider, lover of our souls and healer. NO other God can promise these blessings for their people.

Deuteronomy 28

Blessings and Curses

If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

Curses for Disobedience

15 However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.

17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.

18 The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

19 You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.

20 The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him.[a] 21 The Lord will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22 The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23 The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 24 The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28 The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29 At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

30 You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 33 A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 34 The sights you see will drive you mad. 35 The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

36 The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37 You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.

38 You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 40 You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 41 You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 42 Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.

43 The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 44 They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.

45 All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51 They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52 They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you.

53 Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you. 54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.

58 If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— 59 the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60 He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61 The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62 You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63 Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

64 Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 65 Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 66 You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 67 In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 68 The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.

God’s promise toy you:

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

WHAT NOW?


WHAT NOW?
The Election Of Donald J Trump as our 45 President
I woke up to the glorious news, that our new president is Donald J Trump.

Trump’s victory is monumental shift in the spiritual, political and economical atmosphere of our nation. Why? Because the United States has plummeted to the depths of depravity and staggering decay. You may ask, how is that so?

First I want to say that I write this expository not as a republican, but as a devote daughter and servant of Jehovah God most High, the Creator of the universe. I aspire to walk in the ways of His Son, Jesus Christ and His commandments .I am first a Christian, than a musician and then a woman.

Three years ago, I was immersed in my career and talent as a performer-recording artist. My life was centered around music, learning songs, getting my other band-mates prepared for the next gig, enlarging our fan base, promotion and booking gigs. Most of us adults have our own agenda or itinerary for our busy lives. Many adults are also parents, so most of their energy and time goes into their children and the kids affairs. In a nutshell, very few of us, (except many journalists and reporters) are adequately informed about the details of the various national ills, (and there are many, including abortion, child molestation, sex-trafficking, pornography, lawlessness, violent protesting, fraud, occultic influences, police assassination, racial division, and many more. My heart breaks for the diminishment of His creation because of deceived and demonic leadership. One only has to read the old testament prophets accounts of what happens to nations who surrender to rebellion, debauchery and disobedience. Truly, the mainstream population refuses to have anything to do withe honoring and keeping God’s commandment. I’ve seen many examples of downright disrespect towards Jehovah God by YouTube liberals, atheists and democrats would spit in God’s face if they could. I fear and cry for their souls!

The Dystonia condition which I was diagnosed with in 2006 worsened, but with its worsening came an urgent unction to pray and seeks God’s face. With that seeking, came His directives to address the crisis and ills plaguing our nation and which was drawing us closer and closer to the abyss of divine destruction,. God cannot tolerate sin and it seems very few (including professing Christian) have any desire to understand the mechanics and consequences of rebellion and disobeying His commandment.

I want to point out that my understanding regarding God’s perfect plan and mandate for His people in America came from the burden and weakness of enduring this Dystonia battle. Though it has been a daunting struggle each day, I must now consider it a blessing in disguise because it has established in me the calling of intercessor. It is in the war room that I find God’s strength to travail for the souls of men, women and children before the hammer of judgment comes down. .

I desire to see (through His wise eyes) and partner with Him to heal humanity from sin and depravity. My blood curdles in grief as I read about or watch the videos of the street massacre, violence and terrorist attacks here and abroad. Sadder yet, is the deceived responses of our professing brothers and sisters who are cussing and cursing Donald Trump. I wonder who has blinded their eyes?

Rest assured, those who are tweeting ” “Assassinate Donald “will be held accountable to God. Haters of Donald are haters of God because Jehovah God has chosen him to be His King Cyrus for America. God help those deceived who are thinking to do harm to our new president. God told us in the Bible, “Touch not mine anointed” Donald Trump was anointed by God for such a time as this. “Be not mocked, God will hold accountable. and woe to anyone who despises who God has appointed.

Here is a message for scoffers, God-haters, Donald J Trump Haters and haters of Gods commandment. For anyone ignorant of God’s commandment, I will give you a list of what Biblical righteous is and how it brings God’s blessing.

1. Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not murder. The murder of the innocent unborn since the passing of Roe VS Wade in 1973 is one main reason God has to judge. Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer. It’s been revealed that the Clintons and their circle has been involved in child sex-trafficking and occultist satanic rituals. This is an abomination to God!

2. Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Are most of the leaders, politicians and citizens walking justly or showing mercy? The murder of our police officers is certainly not showing mercy and neither are the violent threats by the Black Lives Matter entity. Violence and retaliation is the opposite of what Jesus Christ, the Messiah taught. He said we are to forgive and pray for our enemies. Mat 5:44 How can the leaders of anarchist groups expect God’s blessing on their hatred. It’s not going to happen.

Most of the American people have lost their direction and the ability to discern between good and evil because their spiritual compass has been damaged by demonic influences and strongholds. Jesus gave us a simple guideline as to how to deduce a righteous person or leader. You check their fruits.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control . Gal 5:22.

If a person or leaders person exhibits bad fruit most of the time, they are unrighteous. The acts of the flesh are sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry, sorcery; hatred, discord, jealousy, rage; rivalries, divisions, factions, Galatians 5 19&20. Any moral and sensible person would clearly discern that the Black Lives Matter (and any other violent group including ISIS, Hamass, Neo-Nazi groups and the like) group is ruled by anger, hatred and unforgiveness. Why would the American people support any candidate or leaders who has strong ties to the Muslim leaders who support Sharia Law? Obviously, many of our brethren are very uninformed, ignorant or just don’t care to do their research and educate themselves about righteousness and liberty. It is astounding to me the ignorance and stupidity of many of our college students and  professors who  support socialism! They should go to Cuba or Venezuela if they love socialism that much. And remember to take extra toilet paper because the people can’t  get it!

Too many of us are immersed in our own, small world.  I was certainly that way  five years ago.  I’ve spent thousands of reviewing t articles and videos of crisis-laden nations and cultures.  Many of us have no idea of the suffering and hopelessness  crushing citizens living under communist regimes.  Freedom of religion, freedom to defend themselves and entrepreneurship is denied. Under Sharia law, women are the victims of great abuse and suffering. Their husbands are allowed to beat them, they  suffer genital mutilation and not allowed to drive. A far cry from the democracy of the United States of America!

3. Work is good and the heartbeat of  a healthy American economy. Free entitlements also seem to be the deciding factor for voting democrat. Since when is the government  responsible for supporting the needy and especially able-bodied men who don’t want to work?

The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 2 Thes 3:10  Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Tim 5:8  God ordained work,  Adam and Eve were required to tend and keep the garden.  Support from the church was for certain widows who passed the criteria of lifelong service and godliness. The bottom line, history has proven that Socialism doe not work in the long run and nations who adopted it have failed miserably and put their citizens in dire straits. That is a fact.

God has given His people a great and merciful reprieve and we must be diligent in redeeming the time to bring in the harvest of souls. Our parents and grandparents slacked off in their calling to be the salt of America, so now we must take the Holy baton and run for the finish line.   May we pray for President Trump to seek the counsel of many advisors and that he will humble himself to God’s guidance. Here is where the saints must commit to strong intercession on his behalf in order that Father grants us the glory of a massive harvest of souls. Here is where we can love and support the refugees with Christ’s love.. Here is the opportunity for God to endue His people with new strategic solutions for the support of veterans,  the homeless, our unborn and their pregnant, unwed mothers. Their needs to be education and rehabilitation for boys and men to respect and honor girls and women. They need to know how disgraceful it is to see females as nothing but  entertainment for their pleasure!  Date rape, child molestation arises because of a disrespect for  the female race..We girls and women must also erect  strong boundaries regrading our sexuality and identity. Here is where parents, teachers as well as law enforcement must work together to  establish guidelines for respectful behavior.

We truly have our work cut out for us!. When pastors and leaders get the revelation that they need to teach the people how be properly and powerfully equipped for spiritual warfare, America will be a safer and more blessed nation. Demonization of even the godly is becoming more common because of dabbling with the occult and witchcraft. Satan will try to access any toe-hold to our spirit, so we must be diligent to guard our hearts, eyes and minds. We must not even take a sneak peek at pornographic images on our TVs, computers and magazines.

And so my brothers and sister abiding in Christ, we will have the victory May we be totally devoted to God’s commends and His righteous precepts and we will be blessed.

If you do not know why catastrophe has befallen America,. God told Moses:: in Deuteronomy 30

15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

Nothing could be more clear as what pleases God and . If you do not agree with His command, than you’ll have to wait for the day when we will stand before Christ as the Bema seat. Here we will be judged for what we have done  whether good or evil in our lives.

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.
Revelation 20:12

May you choose life, so you can live and be blessed. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECTUAL, FERVENT PRAYER


 

I was doing my weekly  task of calling the headquarters of the many ministries and political organizations who were constantly sending their requests for donations. Recycling all the unwanted junk mail was a mundane and frustrating task, but  I was making some headway. One such mailing in particular was from the the national Pro Life alliance. I called the number to sequester our name taken off their mailing list.  The lady who answered the phone ( who happened to be the CEO) politely asked me  for my name and address so she could remove us from the mailing list. Suddenly I felt to ask her how her organization was doing with their stop-abortion agenda. Abortion has always been  a burden for me, but now was the perfect reason to blog about it today.

I knew that beside getting our senate and congress compelled to  address abortion head on, I asked her what else they were doing to gain victory.  The concern for the murder of the unborn was also spilling over into the burgeoning medical-scientific research and experimentation of  of stem cell research involving fetuses. I’m troubled that  much of the church seems either uninformed or just plain apathetic about God’s opinion of baby-killing. And that is plainly what it is.

I’ve been journaling since 1977 and have yet to ignore things which  offend, baffle or enrage me.  The slaughtering of the unborn is one thing which ignites a righteous anger and I feel disturbed that only a remnant of God’s people are in an uproar about abortion and   lone wolf atheists opposing everything Christian. I wonder about the condition of the church  in the 70’s. Why didn’t pastors  inform and prepare their congregations for spiritual warfare against the repealing of prayer taken out of schools? It looks like that period was very lukewarm and nonchalant about upholding righteousness and holiness. and sadly, this door opened up to our protective hedge being breached and any foul, evil and destroying entity could now have unlimited access.

What really disturbs me is the mainstream public’s shock regarding the attack on 9/11.  It is ludicrous that many people (probably most of them never set foot in church or had any kind of relationship with Him) had the audacity to be horrified  and angry at God for allowing the fall of the twin towers! Did any pastors or rabbis inform  their people that their parents and grandparents are responsible for allowing the breach by their lukewarmness and apathy towards prayer and the things of God. We need to start addressing our  parents and grandparents mistake and repent for them and ourselves.

Sadly,  America’s destiny has already been sealed and we will have to pay for our  parents  immoral apathy.  Though many of us weren’torn yet or were children or adolescents at the time of the repealing of prayer in schools and the Roe vs Wade, that doesn’t exempt us from making a stand now to stop abortion and infanticide! Untold millions of babies are still be murdered each year and the latest stem cell research.

http://www.rtl.org/prolife_issues/LifeNotes/SacrificedWithoutConsent.html

America’s corporate sin is great and will be retaliated, nevertheless, God’s word says that the son shall not pay for the father’s sins and vice versa. Each one shall  stand in account for his own personal sin and for corporate sins he participated in, (which would also pertain to not doing the right thing when faced with the ability to do so). Gloriously,.  God’s own son has made provision for those who are in covenant with Him and His Son and they alone will be protected and provided for when  the world systems collapses and God’s righteous judgment crashes down. No one will be able to stand His wrath and His wrath is fair.(Selah)

Stop and think for a moment about what occurs doing an abortion. It should be law that every person within the age of consent watch a live video of an abortion. Maybe this is what it will take to open our eyes to the barbarities of these bloody killings.  Maybe one of these  live killing videos will  move our senators, congressmen and judges to boldly address the murder of the unborn. The enemy is alive and well and perpetuating human sacrifices, thus the killing of babies via abortion or stem cell research.

This video is extremely disturbing and you’ll end up weeping for this precious one as I did.  Please pray for these  priceless babies not be butchered anymore. Thank God for Alex Jones and his powerful  documentaries and journaling!

Going back to my phone call with the Pro-life administer, I asked her to explain to me what things were needed to gain victory. She said  the people needed to deluge their  lawmakers, the senate and congress with phone calls and letters.

I thought about this for a moment and pondered that we spend hours on Facebook, watching sports and TV programs and video games, but we can’t spare an hour to make calls or compose a letter to our congressman to remind him that abortion is murder of an innocent unborn baby! I hope someone is being convicted, because I am. God’s people are embroiled in stupid strife,  upset about being “unfriended” and even pastors are focusing their energy on slandering other ministries and/or ministers! People, we need to get focused and compassionate.We will have to stand an account for every idle word we speak, every negative attack-or suspicions we make on others and every sins of omission, ( refusing to do the godly thing, like voting responsibly, electing Goldy leaders and adamantly opposing evil, (in our laws and our constitutional freedoms…which we are apt to lose because most of us just don’t care). We are called to protect the orphans, widows and strangers in their time of affliction! Jesus called us  to be the salt of the earth and a city on a hill, not to acquiesce to one loud mouth atheists who gets hi/her way and gets the job done because of his extreme determination! Where is our determination, folks?!

Let’s not think for a minute that our constitutional freedoms and right to life will exist without strong  opposition.  Satan’s MO is to enslave and  cause misery to all of humanity. So, Jude tells us in 1:3 to contend earnestly for the faith!

Jude could not resist appealing (parakaleo, “exhorting, encouraging”) to his readers that they contend earnestly for the faith. The powerful expression contend earnestly translates a present infinitive (epagonizomai) and stresses the need to defend the truth continually and vigorously (cf. 1 Tim. 1:18; 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7). It is a compound verb from which the English agonize is transliterated. From Jude’s day until now, true believers have always had to battle for the purity of the salvation gospel.

That being said, it is time for the body of Christ to start contending for righteousness, obedience to God and His commandments and to our calling to be our brothers/sisters keeper. Until we do that, our nation will receive utter devastation. It may be too late for the nation as a whole, but it is not yet too late for His true church to redeem herself by repentance, fasting and prayer.

Come now my brother and sister, let us reason together in the lord and let us receive God’s mercy helping to repeal  Roe Vs Wade and incite prayer in schools and public places.

Prayer:

Father God,  we repent and renounce our wicked nonchalance towards evil, unrighteousness and sin. We cry out for your mercy, even in wrath, (Hab 3:2). Remove our heart of stone and replace it with Your heart of flesh, (Eze 36:26) Deploy your warrior and ministry angels across the United States, the every church, pastor, rabbi, teacher and public servant, every mayor, governor, assemblyman, congressman, senator and  as far as the white house, to war against the spirits of death, violence, apathy,hate, fear and injustice. Holy Spirit, incite your people to get spiritually aggressive against abortion, stem cell research and defending our constitutional rights. We know that time has run out, but perhaps if there are two grains left in the hour glass, let them stay suspended until we have our victory in you. We declare  a shift in the earthly and heavenly realms. We thank you, Father, for once again hearing our fervent and effectual prayers. In Jesus name, we pray, amen.

TRANSPARENCY WITH GOD, Pt 2


 

 

CHRISTIAN MASKS

Two years ago, one a dear pastor-mentor asked me if I would connect in a woman who seeking a prayer warrior. I agreed and contacted the sister. We clicked.  I couldn’t wait to “storm the gates” of hell with her in prayer each morning. She was also a natural healer-practitioner who wanted to assist me in my Lyme Disease and Dystonia battle. We had our love for our cats and composing worship songs as common ground and talked about everything wonderful, musical and spiritual under the sun. She introduced me to a very complicated and very costly protocol, (costing well into thousands of dollars). I balked at the cost and reminded her that healing from Jesus never put anyone into a lifetime of debt. I wasn’t being facetious, just concerned about the burden of juggling so many supplements with foods and the RIFE machine. I was shocked when I received an eight page very angry,  condemning letter that made me cry for half an hour! When I emailed her and as her if she was mad at me, I got no comment and never heard from her again. That last I heard, she emailed my husband with news she had lost her rental house and was living in her car. She I was heart-broken that she was destitute and sick. Mark and I decided to bless her with a check and one of my hand-made beaded chokers to let her know she was still a Queen in Father’s eyes.

I reeled with shock and grief at the sudden severing of this relationship, but abrupt endings of this nature happen everyday for people all over the world. It can emotionally traumatic to receive a damning letter from someone you loved and trusted. Events like these often disturbed my peaceful momentum, especially since I came from a background of abuse, but I’ve learned to focus on restoring peace and harmony by bringing the schism to the Lord, forgiving and praying for the person. I then become creative and joyful again. Our response to angry confrontations is to pray for those who persecute or offend us and especially if they are our brethren. We should also not gloat over any misfortunes that befall for the way of love is showing compassion.

When we are hurt, insulted or accused of something we didn’t do or say, our flesh can allow our tongues to set aflame a forest fire of retaliatory damage. We must consistently abide in Father-Jesus presence to keep our flesh bridled. Paul tells us in Rom 12:18 to try as much as possible to live at peace with all men.

The glorious and transforming essence emanation emanating from Holy Ghost through us determines the outcome of Father’s blessing and provision. When we discipline ourselves to flow in His unconditional love, (and forgiveness) we will see a local, national and global soul-harvest We often hear it said “There is strength in unity” We just have to read our newspaper headlines blaring examples of chaos and disunity all across our own America everyday. Scattered groups seethe in civil disobedience. Racial hatred and rioting brews between law enforcement and angry protesters. Political parties are also in disunity about how to address and solve the problem of an ever-rising and astronomical debt. Going down the line, we see husbands and wives at enmity with each other mistrusting each others motives, manipulating to get needs meet and controlling to Lord over. Here is an example of a fragmented and disunified America at her worst.

To God’s dismay, His people are in the same position, disorganized, squabbling, impotent , pathetic, not to forget busy-bodies scrutinizing everyone’s walk and business but their own. Do we really think Jesus is coming for a bride in this condition?
It is time to look in the mirror and ask Holy Spirit to scrutinize us for the purpose of purifying us.

We cannot continue in our state and expect to see God’s supernatural signs and wonders. His hands are tied by our self-righteousness, unresolved conflicts, prejudice, harshness, and condemnation which weakens the fragile fibers of God’s tapestry, His church. Imagine a complicated machine with many parts and electrically powered. If there is a short somewhere in the wire and the connecting wires are severed, the machine won’t work. Once the breach is repaired either by soldering or reconnecting the wire, the machine does its magic. This is how the body of Christ also operates.

Apostle Paul gave us a beautiful descriptive picture of how important everyone of us is in the body. Each child of God is a crucial part of the smooth-running of His body! Two people, a couple or a group can have a schism and all are affected. The momentum of the machine is slowed down or stopped. We wonder why our ministries, marriages and finances are not flourishing and as an ever-flowing fountain of water. We cannot expect for fruit from works of the flesh. Peace and joy comes from an uncluttered and pure spring. When we walk in love, we bear patiently with each other and are tender-hearted.

Paul tells us to bear each others burden Gal 6:2 We are all responsible for each other growth and well-being. We shouldn’t stand idly by if a brother or sister is in sin or making poor choices for his life and family. Wise and mature elders are to groom and teach the younger and inexperienced. This is how the body of Christ should operate, in fullness and harmony. The trend of Christian apathy must change in the United States and the heavy burden should not be borne by the tiny percentage of intercessors? All of us are responsible with our gifts, talents and abilities to mesh with each other in divine harmony.

… 25 …so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. 1 Cor 12 25-27

I’ve had to deal with many other disturbing and confrontational issues with various people. I most stressful one with one of my husband’s friends, a fellow minister who thought it was his calling to scrutinized my every spontaneous ministry endeavor-activity. He’d often counsel my husband.

“You need to control that situation.” or ” My wife would never do that. Anita is out of order.” Once too many times, my husband would remark during a spat, “I need to put my foot down like pastor ( no name disclosed)  says!”  Looks like an insecure, controlling and manipulative spirit here. This  man needs to mind his own business and pray about me if he is that  bothered. that much by my excitement to go out spontaneously to minister at a nursing home. This type of scrutinizing and controlling advice is  greatly damaging to a marriage and certainly does nothing to build up a wife’s hospital ministry!

I also had to deal with  the contention of another Christian brother who would start a discourse with my husband and end  six to seven hours later into the wee hours into the night!  Though his visits were infrequent, the tiny window of time my husband and I was often devoured by his nebulous conversations. He could not see my concern for my husband’s need for  sleep and our need for quality time together on the week-ends. He was obstinate with pride and refused to be courteous and respect our marriage covenant and relationship. The last time he came to visit, he exploded in anger when I asked my husband to reserve the last hour of Sunday night for our time. He was so enraged by my request to my husband that he wrote me a 10 page letter beginning with how domineering I was. I couldn’t believe that the same man I prayed with in my car after my grocery shopping two years ago was the same person who lunged at me in rage in my own house!

He has yet to apologize, but I’ve forgiven him and moved on in prayer for him and God restoring our friendship.

Another strange confrontation happened to me about eleven years ago. A dear Christian musician-artist sister’s husband bawled me out one day by phone with the most hateful accusations. He didn’t believe my intentions with his wife (or our relationship) was godly. I loved being around this sister and loved being involved in perforating and ministry. he called me a user and manipulator and that I manipulated my best friend-music partner for years. I was so shocked and sick for days!

I didn’t hear from this dear woman for over eleven years, but never ceased praying and blessing them. Just imagine the fruit of our friendship, the fellowship and ministering to souls with our combined gifts. Satan loves to disturb the balance and harmony of God’s people with mistrust, hard-hardheartedness and pride.If this couple would have sat down and we all reasoned and listened wirth the Spirit, many wonderful things could have been accomplished for the kingdom.

Satan’s spirits are usually at the root of angry, hateful confrontations or accusations and we must be on guard to his devices. When the body is weakened by unforgivesnness, bitterness and false slander, we cannot overcome the attacks that come our way. Our prayers are hindered by our prideful resistance to apologize and reason in fairness and love!

So, here is the connection between the rise of ISIS, racial tension, persecution, genocide and every other malignant evil. The body of Christ is the salt of the earth.We are the city of a hill and from which all nations should look too because of our righteous and obedience to god’s commandments and ordinances!Proverbs 29:2 tell us that the righteous increase, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

America and the rest of the world are groaning!

The enemy gains power when God’s people are weak with strife, disharmony and pride. For the creation awaits in eager expectation for the revelations of the sons of God! Rom 8:19. It is time that we all gaze into God’s mirror and see the haggard, weary sin-scarred visage staring back at us. Let us not believe in the deceiver who has fooled us into thinking that we are right with God because we are memorizing scripture, attending Saturday or Sunday services, keeping the Shabbat, tithing (and even praying (in the flesh). Let us worship…in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24

How fruitful are our “godly” activities when we’ve ignored and minimized our broken or strained relationship? Husband do you belittle or ignore your wife’s passion to win souls and her passion for heavenly things? Wife do you neglect to cook, take care of the house and honor your husband? Children, do you disrespect and rebel against your parents? Pastors and elders are you meddling in people’s “out of the box” marriages and ministries when it’s none of your business? These are some of the “insignificant”(in our eyes) sins, but crucial as far as the health and fruitfulness of the body of Christ.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Let us not love not in word but in deed. 1 John 3:18 Let us not do cheap lip service, “I love and pray ” for so and so everyday, yet we talk about them like dirt behind our backs. Beloved, Help us Holy Spirit to love each other fervently and with pure hearts., forgiving each other.
Help us to be transparent with You and with each other, confessing our sins so we can walk in healing and joy!

In the matchless name of Your Son, Jesus, Yashuah
Aman

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