Lured by Light

Good pondering here in this video, Sam Samy!!!

Thank you for sharing this!!! It speaks to me and I will share it with my lady friends who journey my road of purpose with me to always be careful about what we let lure us because the devil disguises himself as an angel of light!!! Our defense is to stay close to Jesus and pray, pray, pray always!!! I like this song here about protection found in Jesus

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Seeking God’s Heart

Sam Samy shared this video here today and ladies, it speaks very strongly to me that it is very important that we as women listen to Godly counsel because it is our divine protection in life!!!

Our relationships can be spot on accurate in helping us and some relationships not!!! It is wise to always take all counsel before Jesus for His opinion and well, sometimes His best advice for us is that the very best investment we can make is in taking what issues we have questions about or have need for help with to a professional Christian counselor!!! Father tells us this in His Word:

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Proverbs 15:22

Often times people have lack of total understanding of a situation, lack of experience, biased opinions and emotional hangups that keep them from providing sound advice. Jesus always has the divine answers and victory for us as we seek Him in gaining wisdom. His promises to us:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.”

James 1:5

Jesus says of Himself “never will I leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

A good leader or counsel will always seek the Lord in how they guide us for the heart of Jesus for us, not because of their own personal agendas. As women, we should seek to follow our leaders with a heart after the heart of Jesus and not with personal agendas apart from Him as well. Blessings to you, ladies!!! I’m a gal seeking the heart of Jesus for my life, too and considering the heart of Godly counsel through prayer to Jesus, too!!!

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Father’s heart is always sooo good all the time for us as this song says here!!! We can rest assured in it as we seek Jesus!!!

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The Covenant of Peace

New day greetings, dear family of faith!!! As I reflect upon Father’s heart to me today, I am reminded by the Holy Spirit of our Father’s Word about His covenant of peace that is ours through our faith in Christ Jesus:

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Isaiah 54:10

This is a promise of the Old Testament that was the forerunner to the covenant of peace or grace that was fulfilled in Christ Jesus going to the cross so that all who believe in Him can have reconciliation with our holy God who has no part of sin. However, through Christ as a substitute sacrifice in the place of all humankind, our wages for sin that is death was paid in full by Jesus who took our penalty for sin brought on to us by the devil in the Garden of Eden as talked about in the book of Genesis. At that point in time, our Father promised a Savior to us with these strong words to the devil/serpent who tempted Adam and Eve to sin and question the truth and faithfulness of God to us as His people:

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.”

Genesis 3:15

There are 300 Biblical prophecies in the Old Testament written over thousands of years that pointed the way to the coming of the Savior as God promised in the Garden of Eden and history shows that Jesus Christ fulfilled every single one of them as God became a man and went to the cross in our place out of His compassion for us and His desire for us to have peace with Him and be His kingdom family forever!!! His Word says:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16

 Our Father’s Word tells us that the test of a true prophet is that what they prophecy comes true and one of the Old Testament prophets that spoke of the Jesus being born as God is here:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

Many who watched for the coming of the Savior recognized Jesus by what was happening in the reality of life before them that was prophesied about the promised Messiah or Savior. One such man was Simeon who is described in Luke 2 as a “righteous and devout man looking for the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, “According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, “A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

John the Baptist, a cousin in the family of line to Jesus who was said to be a forerunner telling the world of the coming of the Messiah recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he baptized Him and he said of Jesus:

“Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, “A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.” I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel. Then John gave this testimony: “I see the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Sprit come down and remain is the one who will baptist with the Holy Spirit.” I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”

John 1:29-34

Many saw Jesus go to the cross, be buried and walking among them in resurrected life along with many other infallible proofs of His resurrection. His body has never been found dead as He said would happen and was prophesized in Isaiah 53. Jesus told the religious leaders wanting to destroy Him that if they destroyed His temple (His body) that He would raise it up again in three days and that He did!!! Many have since then been moved and anointed by the Holy Spirit to share His teachings, one of which was His disciple John who wrote the last book of the Bible called Revelation. In the last chapter of the book, there is great warning that nobody should ever write what is contrary to the Book of Revelation that speaks of Jesus as our Savior from sin and death and that through Him, we have reconciliation and peace with God and forever life in His kingdom as His people of faith. Through faith we are the children of God as this song says here!!! Therefore, whenever people since that time write or tell of God, perhaps claiming to be modern-day prophets, it is important that they meet the tests of a true prophet:

  • What they prophecy comes true. (Deuteronomy 18;20-21)
  • You will know them by their fruit. (Matthew 7:16-20) What they share is not contrary to our Father’s covenant of peace in Christ Jesus. If someone says Jesus was not sufficient as a sacrifice for our sins and that we must work our way into heaven and God’s acceptance, turn around and run the other way for there are false prophets in the world and much of Jesus’ ministry on earth was in warning about them when He walked the earth:

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”  

(Matthew 7:15)

For example: since Jesus’ time, here are a couple of men who have called themselves prophets and a link to some questions about their teachings compared to the teachings of Christ and God’s covenant of peace that He said would never be removed:

Mohammad’s teachings compared to Christ’s:

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/jesus-muhammad.aspx

Joseph Smith’s teachings compared to Christ’s:

https://www.namb.net/apologetics/comparison-chart-mormonism-and-christianity

These things are important to ponder now as opposed to waiting until too late for they could be the difference between life and death, and the difference between what is of this world and of heaven, the kingdom of God. Everyone has their own choice, but as for me,  I’m a gal convinced of Jesus as He has said of Himself in what is recorded of His teachings:

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

God promised a covenant of peace and freedom from the Old Testament Law. He is our Savior – our salvation in Christ Jesus to all who believe in Him:

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

John 8:36

As King David wrote in the Psalms thousands of years ago:

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”

Psalm 68:19

When considering all the prophets…considering their teaching and the consistency with the Bible that was written over thousands of years, by many different authors on several different continents, but all is consistent in telling one story – the redemption of humankind from the wages of their sin into a peaceful reconciled forever love relationship with our holy righteous God by God Himself as our Father and Savior. Through faith in Him, we are the children of God. Oh that all just makes me smile and celebrating being set free forever by Jesus’ unfailing, unconditional love!!! His promise to us is “never will I leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation–if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven and of which, I, Paul, (Apostle Paul) have become a servant.”

Colossians 1:21-23

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:1

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Looking Up

New day greetings, precious saints of faith!!! Today as I turn to Father’s Word, I am moved in gratitude that it is available on our mobile phones these days (got the app?) and the holy book (the Bible) can also be carried along with us in all of life!!! It is God’s love letter to us and Father says this about it:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

2 Timothy 3:16

Here is a song that speaks of the blessings of God’s Word to us as His beloved people of faith:

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Oh nothing blesses my heart more than the voice of my Father!!! I need Him always with me as shared live here and He always is with us dear ones of faith!!! Thru faith, we are forever sealed to Him and nothing can snatch us from His love!!! His promise to us is “never will I leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) As we draw close to Him, He is always there for us and we can approach His throne of grace with confidence to find mercy and grace to help us in our times of need. Now how awesome is He!!! Oh let us not miss out on the greatest gift of all dear ones of faith – time with our beloved Maker who IS love and everything good!!! He created us to enjoy relationship with Him and vice versa forever so let us make priority the priority of seeking Him in life!!!! Blessed are we and will be forever in seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness and then all heavenly things shall be added unto us!!! Proud of ya for seeking Jesus!!! What is His Spirit speaking to you today through His Word??? “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
James 1:5

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Saved from Evil

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3:17

Jesus has sweet thoughts of love, peace and victory for us as His people of faith!!! As we keep our focus on Him and His heart for us today, we shall have a mind that has the same heart for ourselves and in seeing His kingdom happen on earth. I celebrate Jesus who was, who is and will always be there for us as His forever kingdom family of faith!!! Oh even the devil believes Jesus is our Savior, but he doesn’t trust Jesus to lead his life!!! I celebrate there is a difference between good and evil. Staying focused on the always good heart of Jesus brings us divine life and I celebrate He is with us with this song here:

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Divine life doesn’t happen without the grace and presence of Jesus with us!!! Forever blessed we are thru His love, light, power and grace for victory!!! Jesus just keeps me smiling!!! Happy today and counting all my blessings in Jesus with ya’s, dear saints!!! 🙂

The Strong Hold

Powerful new day greetings to you His precious royal of faith in Christ Jesus!!! As I begin this new gift of life today, I am powerfully encouraged and strengthened in our Father’s promises to us from the Lord towards His people as He shared His heart thru His leader Moses towards the Israelites in their war with the enemy:

“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.'”

Exodus 14:13-14

Faith is Having COurage

As I reflect upon this passage in the Bible today, these thoughts stand out to me:

  • God appoints leaders to lead people
  • God speaks to His leaders as to what to speak and do for the people
  • God desires that His people be at peace in heart in trusting in Him and His victory for them.
  • God desires that His people cease from all activity at times to hear His heart for them.
  • God desires that His people trust that He will save His people.
  • God is able to accomplish what He promises His people.
  • In spite of enemy tactics that flare up, God desires that His people realize He has authority over the enemy and forever victory over the enemy for His people.
  • God fights for His people in ways that are beyond anything that His people can do.
  • There are times when God calls His people to be still and know that He is God and that He will be exalted among the nations, He will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)
  • God is able to preserve our peace in Him thru His power at work for us!!!

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We can trust God and His whole angel army are in our midst working in supernatural ways for us as His of faith!!! Ruh, Ruh, Ruh!!! Power on JESUS!!! WE ARE CHEERING YOU ON THRU OUR PRAYERS AND FAITH IN YOU AND FOR YOUR LEADERS YOU PERSONALLY PUT IN OUR LIVES TO GOVERN US IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR GUIDANCE FOR THEM FOR THEM AND FOR US FOR YOU FOR YOUR VICTORY FOR THE WORLD!!! YYYEEESSS BRING IT FATHER!!! YYYEEESSS YOU CAN!!!

Our Father tells us in His Word:

“The Lord is good, a STRONGHOLD in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7

Whenever we see the enemy seeking to put a stronghold upon us as people, we can know that our Father has THE STRONGHOLD upon us as His people from the love of God and this His powerful promise:

“…in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:37-39

Here is a powerful song that speaks of Jesus as our strong tower, shelter over us as His beloved of faith!!! Oh I am sooo thankful that our Father fights for us as His people and gives us powerful leaders to guide us all in unity of His will, His plan and His purpose for us!!! Who is Father calling you to hear as His leader??? Are you a leader??? You can know our Father will give you what you need to lead His people divinely!!! Where is Father calling you to be still and know that He is your God fighting for your rescue??? Have peace that you are STRONGLY HELD by the power of the universe held in our Father’s righteous right hand!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! God’s forever got us victorious as we trust in Him!!! We are sooo blessed as His people!!! Oh that gives my heart such peace knowing that our Father knows how to communicate with us as His people and work beyond us to do more than we can ever ask or imagine!!! We can’t even breathe without Him and because of His promises to us and His record of faithfulness and love to His people, we can rest knowing we shall experience His ongoing rescue that results in our singing songs of His deliverance!!! Much love to you His beloved!!! Let us keep the faith in our faithful Father!!!

What the Bible Speaks

Just a little discernment pondering today, sweet family!!! Discernment in a Christian context is “perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.” Our Father’s Word tells us it is His heart for each of us as His people to be discerning, to think Biblically about all areas of life – it is necessary or indispensable to an uncompromising life!!! YIKES!!! GOTTA WATCH OUT IN THIS OLE WORLD!!! His Word says it this way:

“But examine everything carefully, hold fast to that which is good, abstain from every form of evil.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

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The Apostle John wrote to the saints in his day:

“Do not believe every Spirit, but test the Spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

1 John 4:1

Oh these thoughts make it pretty clear that our Father’s heart is for His people to exercise discernment in all areas of our lives because He loves us and desires our best life!!! In that heart of His for us, our Father has not left us as orphans alone to figure life out on our own, but rather “God has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who calls us by His own glory and excellence.”

2 Peter 1:3

It is “thru the true knowledge of Jesus” that we have been given everything we need to live the Christian life in a fallen world. He has granted to us “His precious and magnificent promises.” 2 Peter 1:4

Upon faith, our Father has also given us His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us – to be our Counselor in life!!! As we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us as we read our Bibles, He shows us how to live. God’s Holy Spirit that lives in us speaks to our spirit (mind) (John 14:26). His voice is a quiet voice that comes from within us to teach us and remind us of all Jesus has said. Now how awesome to have a built-in Godly counselor always with us!!! That could and does come in handy for sure!!! 🙂 Thank you Jesus for being so close to us!!!

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God's Hands of Light

When I am pondering and listening for God’s guidance, there are several things that I consider that I will talk about over the next few days, but first and foremost, I pray and study my Bible.

During our quiet time we have divine opportunity for the study of God’s Word, seeking God’s wisdom and knowledge of His will and reflecting upon how to apply it to our life. James 1:22-25 tells us “Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” “Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at this face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” “But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.” There are many different methods to Bible study and many different Bible study guides and tools available to help us. Some thoughts to consider for quiet time:

1) Acknowledge God for who He is.

2) Confess (agree about) sins to God and ask Him to fill us fully with His Holy Spirit as we begin. Pray for God’s wisdom and insight to help us understand His Word and how to apply it to our life.

3) Remember to read God’s Word in context as many people go astray by pulling out a single verse from its true context and acting on it.

4) Consider the use of a notebook or journal to record the date, the Bible reference and what God asks us to do in response to the Scriptures. This is a great way to check back on it periodically in staying on track of what God reveals to us.

5) Make a plan of how to carry out God’s request and

6) do what God has asked of us.

The Holy Bible is God’s love letter to us. God will never ask us to do anything contrary to His written Word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every kind of work.”

Romans 12:2 tells us it is through the renewing of our minds that we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.

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Turning to God’s Word is the first step in determining God’s will. All things should be tested against God’s Word. This is crucial to not being misled from truth. Jesus told the Sadducees in Matthew 22:29 that their errors were because they did not know the Scriptures. The more of God’s Word we store in our minds, the more God can bring it to our mind. Knowing God’s will always starts with praying for the Holy Spirit’s revelation through His written Word.

After looking at God’s Word (the Bible) for direction, there are some additional ways we can seek to hear God’s voice, but again all these things need to be tested against God’s Word! By the way, have I mentioned the importance of God’s Word to you?  Yes, I am a firm believer in Father’s Word!!! 🙂

What do you want to know about in life from Father’s Word and Spirit??? How exciting to hear heaven’s voice for each one of us oh sooo special to our Father!!! Here is a song about God’s Word. It’s SPECIAL!!!

Speak Lord for Your Servant Hears