Wisdom in the Season

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Hello Everybody! :)

I’m still on vacation and loving it! :D Summer is my type of weather. I was born to walk in the Sun. Don’t hate lol. ;) Winter is not my thing at all! I got access to a computer and felt like sharing a thought for today.


 

7ad073b8640a7926e40d26abbc563223It’s important that when you go through transitional seasons in life that you must first and foremost apply wisdom to your understanding. There are things in which you must keep secret and don’t blab to the whole wild world about when you are getting blessed. Listen, contrary to popular opinion, there is a need to keep your mouth shut when you are getting blessed. Don’t be like a Joseph who aggravated his brothers to the point of them selling him off to be a slave in Egypt when God is showing you what He is about to do to you in your life. Because God’s plan is to prosper you, you need to know that you just need to have the wisdom to be DISCREET! I mean….keep it to yourself mate! It’s alright to be happy, but do your happy dance in a secret place and don’t be all showy about it because you will definitely attract your enemies attention and then you’ll end up asking yourself, “how did I land in this mess?”, “Why is everything in my life bound up all of a sudden?”, “how did I get into jail?” just like Joseph did when he blah blah blahed about his dreams about ruling over his brothers and family.

If you want to preserve your destiny you must learn to bridle that untamed tongue of yours. People may even provoke you to share your secrets of success, but if the Holy Spirit doesn’t lead you to share with certain people, then keep your mouth SHUT. The enemy is like a Roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Make sure that person he devours isn’t you. If you don’t know who your enemies are in each season, then ask the Lord to OPEN up your eyes to see. You may be quite shocked to find out how close these people are to you, so learn to guard your heart and seriously bridle your tongue from yapping about every good thing that’s happening to your life. I also strongly emphasize those with families to do this because you have people that you need to protect so shut your mouth and quit the temptation to boast or gloat. Some things don’t need to be testified too…just chillax (chill and relax) and be silent.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


It is so important to apply wisdom in your daily affairs. Use discretion when you are communicating ideas and plans regarding your life. Not every Tom, Dick or Harry needs to know what God has planned for your life. Be very aware that some of the friends you had last season may become your enemies this season. I’m not joking about this. Some people who smiled at you last year will be jealous of you this year and will do everything in their power to see you not prosper and not succeed. The only way to protect your destiny is to be wise and sharpen your discernment.  <–Click on this link to get my post regarding that topic.

You need to understand that as I have been talking about the type of year this is going to be, it is a year of restoration and recovery, but you need to understand that recovering all your potentials, all your blessings that God has predestined for you to have requires that you have a new mindset about the battles you will face. Listen, this isn’t the time to be sitting around watching things happen, this is the time to make things happen, but in all your getting says the Lord, get UNDERSTANDING. You will definitely need it this year.


Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.


Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.


Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.


He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.


How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.


He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.


You cannot afford to lean on your own understanding this year. You seriously have to lean on God for direction. That’s why it is imperative that you make God First this year…in fact throughout your life He should be FIRST. For those of you that didn’t make God a priority from before, if you make God a priority this year, you will see things shift and change in your life this year to your benefit. You haven’t got the time to remain idle and have a “woe is me” mentality. My friends, the Devil doesn’t care about your sappy attitude, you have to learn to FIGHT for God’s promises in your life this year. You will have to do something different this year in order to yield a profitable outcome and result. If you are still that person that keeps doing the same thing over and over again thinking you’ll obtain a different result, then my friend, you are INSANE. That is the actual definition of Insanity if you didn’t know, so STOP THAT NONSENSE NOW!


The-Fear-of-the-Lord-is-the-beginning-of-all-wisdom-proverbs-9-10Having said that, God will cause some people to dream dreams this year and see visions. For those of you that pray and fast, expect results. However, do not pray and fast in vain for selfish reasons. That is not the point of praying and fasting. When you pray and you fast, seek God’s divine direction and clarity as to where you ought to go, what you ought to be doing and who you ought to meet. God is so interested in your life that He will even show you who you are supposed to meet, who you are supposed to do business with, which school you are supposed to go to in order to achieve whatever it is that you are meant to achieve etc etc. Do not limit God. Do not allow room for doubt and also, be prepared to step out and do things outside your comfort zone. Do Not Doubt GOD. If He said He will do it, He will do it. 


I know that some people struggle with trusting God, and I also admit that there are areas in my life where I have doubted Him, however, it’s time to apply your FAITH during these times where you wonder if something will ever happen. Learn to understand that each promise will come to the fullness of time during its appointed time. There is an appointed time for every promise. In the Bible, such promises are referred to as what I call “The appointed time of life”. God’s promise to Abraham about receiving Isaac, his son of promise that Sarah would give birth to was based on this “Appointed time of Life”. You can read all about that in Genesis 18 for yourself. Remain open to how God leads you to the promises He has for you in your life because some of the instructions He gives will not make sense to you but, I guarantee that if you incline your ears to understanding and obey His voice, you will be pleasantly surprised by what He will show you this year.  The question is “Are you going to trust God this year?”


Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”


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I declare and decree that God’s promises for your life will be returned to you according to the appointed time of life. For those waiting for spouses, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to conceive a child or a business idea, it will happen according to the appointed time of life, for those waiting to achieve the completion of their studies to launch into their careers, it will happen according to that appointed time of life. Whatever it is that you are waiting for, it will happen according to the appointed time of life. Though the vision tarries wait for it and it shall come to pass. This whole thing is all about putting your trust in the Lord for that vision 100%. You can be like Sarah and laugh when hearing what I’m saying, but God will bring that promise to fruition in your life this year so believe it and receive it, AMEN!


For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.


This time I want to share a video by David Wilkerson regarding God’s Promise. May it bless your spirit today. :D

My God Will Fight for Me

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Hi Everybody, 

Today is the final day of the 21 day fast that I was participating in with my church. I feel like this fast was quite challenging and yet eye opening for me. Lots of things were revealed to me as I immersed myself in the Word and stayed in that place of worship. I couldn’t afford to be distracted…Sometimes I stay quiet during these times and weird things happen, but at the same time I feel like my senses are sharpening to hear the Holy Spirit clearly that sometimes when I’m at work I would say certain things to some people and they would happen as I had said they would. I give God all the praise because GOD is AWESOME! :)

I have seen visions and have had dreams which show me where I must go and what I must do and certain things that are yet to come. I cannot emphasize that you should not down play the workings of the Holy Spirit functioning in your life. It is at those times that when you feel lost that you need true guidance, a word of encouragement or a spoken word in season that can direct your path. The only thing you have to do is lean on God for understanding, and I mean completely lean on God for understanding. Like I said before, your intellect nor your might and power is sufficient enough to deal with the types of challenges you may face this year.  We as people need to become totally dependent on God, especially in a crisis. Will you obey the voice of the Holy Spirit this year?


He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’

 

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I know of a few friends of mine are going through a crisis right about now, and the only thing I can say to that is that at the end of the day, you have to exalt God above your circumstances. You must be thinking “Yeah Sherline, easy for you to say, you’re not the one in this mess”. Well, yes I may not be in your mess, but I have my own sets of challenges that I have to face and can tell you based on experience that exalting a problem gets you nowhere.


The more we magnify a problem the more we are blinded and fail to see the One who is the Solution to the Problem.


Our solution is wrapped up in Jesus. We cannot afford to exalt our problems above God. God is the one who is able to see us through the storms of life. When Peter walked on water, he did it by faith by simply Fixing his eyes on Jesus. The moment he shifted his gaze to view the storm he was walking into, he began to sink because His focus broke away from the One that was walking with Him in that storm. His eyes left Jesus to focus on his circumstances and that is where he started sink in the storm.  My message to you today is FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. He is the Author and Finisher of your faith, so do not magnify your problems above Jesus, otherwise, you’ll start to sink in them just like Peter did when he shifted his focus off of Jesus.


Matthew 14:28-30 (NKJV)

28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[a] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

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The Holy Spirit can guide you if you allow your ears to incline to his wisdom and understanding. 


Proverbs 2:1-6 (NKJV)

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My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.


In no way am I saying that the fight will be easy with whatever battle that you face, however, you still have to fight. You cannot afford to back-out, back-down or  sleep this one through hoping that the trial will simply disappear. You have to learn to face your battles head on and acknowledge that fact that you will tackle with the spirit of fear, depression, oppression, including the spirit of death and that is why you need to strengthen your spirit man for each battle by saturating yourself with the Word of God. WEAR YOUR ARMOUR PEOPLE! (Ephesians 6). Your battle is completely spiritual…never forget that.


I remember the times where I battled suicidal thoughts and at one point almost succeeded taking my own life until my Grandmother stepped in when I went through a lot of spiritual oppression that was too difficult for me to bear. I was sick an tired of battling demonic forces that I couldn’t see in the natural but could see when I had these nightmares. I had severe nightmares when I was a child that would end up being physically tormenting in that I would lose control and my body as it would twist in ways that I had no control over (think exorcist here) until I cried out the name of Jesus would the torment stop for the night. I remember seeing angels beside my bed when I was younger when these things would happen and all they would say to me was “Cry out the name of Our Lord Jesus and He will help you” and I would and the nightly attacks would end.  There is something about that Name Jesus, that makes the difference when you are faced with something that is beyond your control or capacity to deal with. So when I say fight…I’m not saying this as some shallow advice with no experience to back it up, I’m speaking from experience. The fact is Christians, you will face trouble in this world, but Jesus told us this one thing… Take heart, for I have overcome the world.


John 16:33 [Full Chapter]

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


Jesus has already confirmed that we can overcome anything that we face when He is on our side. Jesus will fight with you when you face a crisis, but you must first acknowledge Him in your battle. Many people or should I say, many Christians head into battle without their armor and experience heavy losses  in their lives because they simply thought they knew better in terms of how to go into that battle. When you include God in your battle, you have assured victory, but it takes humility to know that you need to set aside your pride and arrogance in order to let God step into your situation and win the war against your soul.


 

My question to you today is will you allow God in your battle? Food for thought. 


 

 

I have this song by Martha Munizzi called My God is a Big God with the Reprise. This song will help you magnify God in your life. I pray that it blesses your spirit today. I will soon be traveling so I won’t be able to blog for a while but I just wanted to leave off with this note of encouragement to anyone facing a crisis. God is with you, just believe that and include Him in all your battles this year, Amen! God bless y’all :D

Seek to be Sought Out and Sought After

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Hello Everybody! :)

I don’t know why but I just have to say this to somebody today.0f629f72ca356f2d2969a1887910b5ee

Somebody just needs to know today that you’ve got intrinsic value, you have something inside of you that needs to be Sought out and Sought after. That is Christ in You, the hope of Glory.


To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


Some people are battling self-esteem issues, loneliness, depression, grief, loss, confusion, anger, fear, a series of identity-crises and so on, but this all boils down to the need to understand that YOU have value.


I literally don’t care what others have said about you. You were born with a purpose, you were created to worship the Most High God. You were born to make a difference, you were born to be THE difference that the world needs to see. You are valuable, lovable, precious, sought out and sought after by Jesus Christ himself.

Nothing in this world will change His mind about chasing after you.

So I challenge YOU to start chasing after Jesus right back.

I don’t know what you’re dealing with on a personal basis, but you are sought out and sought after by God. The way Jesus loves us is so out of this world that He literally had to come down to earth Himself just to show us how much He loves us. He loves you and I that much. You are sought out and sought after. In the same way, when you seek Jesus, you will find him. It is up to you to seek Him out.


So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.


I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.


Jeremiah 29:13

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.


I am making this a short post today but I just had to say this to someone and encourage your spirit today…You are Sought out and Sought after. You are not Forsaken, says the Lord.

And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.


I have this song by Canton Jones called Fill Me Up Again to bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! :D

Praise Him in the Pain

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Hi Everybody!

I know I already wrote a post for today, but this song is just so uplifting that I had to share it with you all cuz I love all my readers so much :D .

It’s from The Afters called Broken Hallelujah. If you feel pain, grief, sorrow or discouragement, that is when you have to praise God anyway. I know that when I lost my Grandmother in 2013, it was hard to stand in choir and sing… I mean, how does one pretend to be happy when your heart is crushed and your whole mind is going crazy because your soul is filled with what seems like unbearable tears and cries that won’t come out? Despite feeling this way, I chose to praise my God anyway. I praised Him in the pain of losing someone who was a mother to me that put up with my crazy probably obnoxious self. That how much my grandmother loved me and now she’s gone with the Lord.

Raise your hands in the pain. I knew that in my brokeness, in my grief, I personally needed God the most so that is why I had to raise my hands. If you are struggling with something, if you are in deep pain, that’s when you’ve got to Praise God even more. I’m not saying it’s easy, but you start to find reasons to give God praise, to thank Him for blessing you with the opportunity to be loved by other people. Some people didn’t have the grandmother that I had, and that’s why I give God praise. She adopted me as her own kid and loved me like as if I was her own child. You are loved by God and when you praise Him, He will give you beauty out of all the ashes. He will embrace you in your pain and give you the oil of joy for your gladness.


To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”


Saturate yourself in God’s love for you today, Amen. I pray that this song encourages you and blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody. Love you all :D.

God has to be in it

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Hello Everybody!

It’s Day 8 of the 21 day Fast and I’m still going on strong. I just give God Praise. 

I remember sitting with a woman in my church a couple of weeks ago talking about her situation of last year where she held a grudge against a co-worker that led her to lose her job just because she couldn’t forgive the person for their malicious lies and gossip about her. She felt so much deep regret over her actions because she did something that caused her to get fired. Her supervisor was initially on her side because they were aware of how that other co-worker was stirring up strife in the workplace until she did something unthinkable; She waited 4 hours to confront the person outside their workplace. She literally sat in the car waiting for this person that was irritating her at work brooding on what she was going to say to get all that anger out and tell this person where to go.

When her coworker finally came out at the end of her shift, this lady went out of her car and approached this woman and spoke her mind out of anger to this person which gave her coworker the ammunition she needed to use that confrontation to get her fired. Her supervisor was aware that the lady she had been having issues with was indeed a liar but the fact that she confronted her outside of their place of work in front of everybody made her look bad in that she was giving the company she worked for a bad image.

Oh my heart went out for her as she relayed her story to me. If she had some good friends around her, they should have stopped her from doing what she did because there is safety in a multitude of wise counselors but I guess she didn’t have anyone to really rely on and relied on her own emotions (might and power) which were obviously unstable and unreliable since she was upset at the constant harassment and conniving behaviour of the other individual. I don’t think she’s the only one that’s made this type of mistake before, however, the reason why I’m sharing this example is so that you understand what I mean about how you confront your battles this year. You cannot afford to approach the same attack from last year in this year the same way again. Learn from every lesson that you learn.


 

For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

 

Had she dealt with the issue by learning to:

1) not give into the harassment,

2) have self-control and not lash out in anger,

3) not have her pride get in the way,

3) forgive the person that spitefully used her and mocked her she would not have found herself without a job today.


 

Despite all that…the story is something that’s in the past. The most important thing is to learn from your mistake. The worst thing is going through something like this and not learning that you were in the wrong. I could see that the whole experience had humbled her to the point of feeling woeful, so I told her that this year is a new year for her to get over that mistake. I encouraged her and said that the old thing has passed away, so look towards the new thing God wants to do with her. I believe that God wants to shift her perspective and reposition her to a better job but the first hurdle is learning from the past to move ahead. Let go and let God. I also believe that she needs to understand she can’t treat the same attack the same way again this year. You’ve got to wisen up and be strategic about the way you deal with people who challenge you and your patience. She has to go to God next time.


 

King Hezekiah did it when he was confronted by Sennacherib, the King of Assyria who jeered at him and mocked him  in 2 Chronicles 32. Hezekiah knew that he not only had his own pride to think about, he had the weight of the whole nation of Israel at stake. He consulted with his leaders (wise counselors) knowing that Sennacherib was up to something devious (2 Chronicles 32:3). Could he seriously afford to confront the mockery of Sennachrib for the sake of his own pride or was it better to remain quiet, be strategic and take it up with God. Hezekiah chose to go to God first (2 Chronicles 32:20) and that is what I’m saying…Go to God when you know that you have more than just your mere pride at stake. You’ve got other people depending on you and you haven’t got the time to play around with someone testing your patience. Keep real quiet and go into the upper room with God. Your victory is found when you go on your knees. Don’t lift your nose at your enemy, lower your knees before God because that’s where in your victory lies. 

It’s better to hold your tongue if you’ve got nothing good to say rather than say things that you can’t take back. Death and life are in the power of our tongue…The tongue is indeed a difficult thing to bridle; however, we have to make an effort to hold it from saying whatever it wants to say. We either bless ourselves or curse ourselves with the words that we speak out of our mouths.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.


Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.


Despite the loss of last year, I believe this woman will have a testimony this year. It’s not over for her until God says it’s over. I know that I’ve made countless mistakes in my life so in no way will I claim I’m a perfect person. But I will say, that I’m still being perfected through Christ. Don’t beat yourself up over your past…don’t let people remind you of  your yesterdays when God’s plan is to prosper you for your tomorrows. God’s agenda in your life has not changed just because you made a mistake.

 Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


Notice how God has many “thoughts” toward you. That just goes to show you how much He thinks about you. He loves you so much that he wants you to live a victorious life. So not even a mistake will change His mind about you. He wants to bless you. So don’t feel discouraged and keep moving forward. The devil has a way of using others to discourage you out of your next place of promotion, elevation, or opportunity to network with the right people, but just remember, When GOD is in your situation, there are no limits, AMEN.


I put this song by Israel Houghton and New Breed called It’s Not Over (When God Is In It) to encourage you today and bless your spirit. God Bless You everybody. Love y’all! :D

We can do the IMPOSSIBLE

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Happy Sunday EVERYBODY!

I just got this awesome song in my spirit right now to uplift you if you’re feeling down about your situation. It’s by Bryan Popin called I Can Make It! I don’t know what it is that you’re facing right now but you need to know that the God inside of you is saying YOU CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. You have Christ in you the hope of Glory and because He lives inside of you, He will make a way out of no way for you.


Colossians 1:27

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


the-greatest-pleasure-in-life-is-doing-what-people-say-you-cannot-do-life-quoteI believe strongly that God will make Provision for whatever Vision you have for this year. Just go back to Him if you turned away from Him before. He is willing to embrace you again like the father that embraced the prodigal son who ran off doing whatever he wanted, having fun and wasting what was left of his inheritance.

In order for you to do the impossible this year, you have to shift your mindset. You can only be transformed when you start to renew your mind. You have to put away the childish behaviours of yesterday and tap into the meat of God’s Word for this year.


When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.


And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

You cannot afford to be emotional about everything. It’s time to build some back-bone in your spirit. How else can you remain steadfast if you’re always cowering away from every test, obstacle or set back. The reason why we overcome by faith in the first place is because you will face tests, you will face trouble but you have to take heart and know that with Jesus on your side, you can overcome anything that’s in this world.


For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”


Yes, disappointments may come, people might let you down, you may even be frustrated by yourself this year….but I repeat, fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith. You will pull through, you will make it. Do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed. There are more for you than there are against you. Understand that you will face an intense spiritual battle this year, so you must guard you heart, guard your mind from negative thoughts, guard your spirit by wearing your armor at all times.


Whether you realize this or not, you are already enlisted to fight in the good fight of FAITH for this year. Don’t act like you aren’t a soldier for Christ by putting your head in the sand. Many people remain weak in the church because they simply don’t want to fight the battle that’s right in front of them. Stop waiting for others to fight your own battles...pick up your sword (The Word of God) and Fight. You cannot imagine the frustration I feel sometimes when I see complacent Christians in the church not wanting to confront injustice, not wanting the challenge the status quo because you’re too afraid of what sister or brother so and so will say about it. God is in the business of restoring righteousness with His people this year…so yes, that means challenging the current status quo. You will have something to contend with. David had to fight Goliath…so church of Jesus Christ, it is an expectation that you will learn to slay some giants this year. Can I get an Amen to that? ….ohhhhh the silence…


looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


im-possibleAlso remember, to give God praise for every victory that he gives you, because you know, had it not been for God, where would you have been? Do not forget Him and puff yourself up with PRIDE.
Pride will kill your destiny if you let it take root in your life.
Yes, you can make it, but remember Who brought you to your increase? Who brought you to your promotion?  Who brought you to your elevation? Who blessed you beyond your comprehension?
Don’t miss the boat and choose to remain humble at all times. When God blesses you, don’t forget Him in the process. I can’t stress that enough. People can miss it when they get excited about receiving their breakthroughs…but the true test is what you do after you’ve made it?…Do you stop going to church after that…do you refuse to bring your tithes and offerings to God like you used to? do you stop praying…? are you too awesome that you can’t even lift your hand up to praise Him anymore…? Please don’t miss it when you make it this year.
I will repeat…HUMILITY IS KEY.

Don’t forsake God this year…include Him in all your plans and you will surely be successful in all that you do, AMEN. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody :)

 

Humility will Promote You in your Destiny

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Hello Everybody!

My church and I have commenced a 21 Day Fast starting Jan 4, 2016 although I started on the 1st personally and we are on day 5 of the Fast. I shared a message last night with our members still on the topic of King Hezekiah. Listen, if you read my Prayer for 2016 you will have noticed that King Hezekiah started to restore righteousness in the church (temple) with the people of Jerusalem since the previous King Ahaz had made a mess of things by introducing idols into the temple, stopping the practice of people bringing their tithes and offerings into the Storehouse…and the list goes on. The end result of all that mess was that the people suffered desolation and trouble because they denied their worship to the ONE true God. 


[ Ahaz Reigns in Judah ] Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the Lord, as his father David had done.


I remember telling our members that You become what you worship. If you worship a singer (e.g. Michael Jackson)…you’ll imitate his mannerisms, dance style, clothing style etc to the point that you’ll look exactly like him…I’m using him as an example because I’ve seen fans…and then I’ve seen FANS…..extreme fans that is. I’m not saying that it’s wrong to like someone’s abilities…but don’t make them your god. There is a fine line between mere admiration and worship. Don’t cross the line. If you worship Jesus, in the same way, you will become like Him in your mannerisms, speech, and appearance. Choose today whom you’ll serve/worship because this year has a strong correlation to worship. What you worship in this year will determine the way you end your year (if you make it that is). I know what I’m saying might not seem cosy for your heart right now…but I feel led to address some stuff that are pretty much black and white with no gray areas for you to feel doubt about what I’m saying.


God is interested in RIGHTEOUSNESS being restored this year and it all begins with YOU.music_temple

King Hezekiah started the first Month of the year with cleaning out the temple with the help of the Levites and the priests. The Levites ended up being more sanctified than the priests and ended up taking up tasks that should have been the job of the Priests but because they had not finished going through that process of purification and sanctification, the Levites who were always in a state of sanctification started to take on more work to clean God’s house. You can read all about it in 2 Chronicles Chapters 29-31 for yourself. If you are a worshiper, this is the level in which we as Christians should reach. Consecration is what God is seeking from us this year…to be in right-standing. In no way am I saying that this is an easy task…but the truth of the matter is…we need to go back to that place where churches start talking about the importance of HOLINESS again. I don’t know why the message of Holiness has been silenced, but as a person hearing the heart-beat of God, I know this is what He wants restored for the year 2016 with His People. If you want Jesus to be your God, then you have to want to be His people.


Anyway, back to the message I spoke last night: Hezekiah did all he could to set the people of Jerusalem back on the right path by restoring the foundation of righteousness and faith that was broken among the people because of the mess left by the previous King Ahaz. He (Hezekiah) as a leader made GOD important to the nation by putting Him First and because he did that, King Hezekiah prospered in all that He did and had the Lord’s attention.


2 Chronicles 31:20 – 20 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.


In this year you will face a fierce battle if your agenda is to restore righteousness in your life and in the life of the church. 


This message isn’t intended to make you feel fear, because fear is not of God, but what God showed me through the passage below that I have pasted From 2 Chronicles chapter 32 is that the King of Assyria is like a person who comes out to mock you, harass you, threaten you, undermine you and what you stand for. Such a person will even boast of how they stole your opportunities, stole your house, car, wife, husband, children or any blessing  you had in your life because they are filled with so much pride and arrogance simply because they are ruthless and they don’t care what they do to get ahead of you in life.

The devil doesn’t play around people… so WAKE UP!

You cannot afford to be complacent this year…you have to learn to FIGHT the good fight of FAITH.

If you purpose in your heart to go back to that place where you humble yourself before God, you will be victorious in the battles that you face.


REMEMBER: HUMILITY IS POWER UNDER SELF-CONTROL. It is the place you set yourself aside (even when you don’t have to) and allow God to step in. The question is, how many people do that these days??????? It’s the question of the day I tell you. 


The fight this year isn’t going to be won by your own might or power…your intellect alone isn’t sufficient to deal with what’s coming, but I’m here to tell you that in this battle there is a method that will assure your victory. That method is called HUMILITY and WISDOM.  You cannot afford to react to the same attacks you experienced from the past in this year. You have to develop SELF-CONTROL.   Let’s read this scripture:


2 Chronicles 32 (NKJV)

Sennacherib Boasts Against the Lord

32 After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come, and that his purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, 3 he consulted with his leaders and commanders[a] to stop the water from the springs which were outside the city; and they helped him. 4 Thus many people gathered together who stopped all the springs and the brook that ran through the land, saying, “Why should the kings[b] of Assyria come and find much water?” 5 And he strengthened himself, built up all the wall that was broken, raised it up to the towers, and built another wall outside; also he repaired the Millo[c] in the City of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, 7 Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is  with him; for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

9 After this Sennacherib king of Assyria sent his servants to Jerusalem (but he and all the forces quote___humility_by_takaonguitars-d5qpfrawith him laid siege against Lachish), to Hezekiah king of Judah, and to all Judah who were in Jerusalem, saying, 10 “Thus says Sennacherib king of Assyria: ‘In what do you trust, that you remain under siege in Jerusalem? 11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give yourselves over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”? 12 Has not the same Hezekiah taken away His high places and His altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, “You shall worship before one altar and burn incense on it”? 13 Do you not know what I and my fathers have done to all the peoples of other lands? Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand? 14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed that could deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand? 15 Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or persuade you like this, and do not believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’”

16 Furthermore, his servants spoke against the Lord God and against His servant Hezekiah.


[The King of Assyria was being such a bully here that he had to bring a gang to harass Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem]


17 He also wrote letters to revile the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against Him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people from my hand, so the God of Hezekiah will not deliver His people from my hand.” 18 Then they called out with a loud voice in Hebrew[d] to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten them and trouble them, that they might take the city. 19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth—the work of men’s hands.


[The fact that he even had to write letters tells me that people might even email you, text you and harass you in this method as well]


Sennacherib’s Defeat and Death

20Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. 


[Hezekiah did the right thing…he humbled himself before God and prayed. The truth is, he could have responded to the King of Assyria in violence, but he knew that the battle was too great for him to rely on his own might and power, he needed the spirit of God to help him with this battle. His humility is what produced a victorious outcome for Him and the people of Jerusalem]


21 Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there.


[The end for the King of Assyria was SHAME and DEATH. God struck every leader what was in cahoots with the King of Assyria leaving him powerless to the point that he returned back home in shame and his own children who are his own relatives are what killed him. It just goes to show that PRIDE goes before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction. HUMILITY IS KEY]


22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them[e] on every side. 23 And many brought gifts to the Lord at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.


The humility King Hezekiah demonstrated in this attack is based on the kind of relationship he had with the Lord his God. God wants us to have this level if humility this year so that when you do face a crisis or a series of crises, you will have a strong head on your shoulder to seek His face to help you win the battle that you face. You cannot rely on previous methods with the types of attacks that may come in your life this year. LEARN TO LEAN ON JESUS.


 Matthew 23:12

And whoever exalts himself will behumbled, and he who humbles himself will beexalted.


Points the remember:

  • People will/may harass you during this year – they will poke fun at your faith and mock armor-god1
    your God
    . They might even write about you to their supervisors to tempt you to strike back in anger. Your role is to not give in to the harassment. Have self-control and know where you stand. 
  • People will threaten to steal your blessings but you shall not be moved
  • People will try to shame you but God will put them to shame
  • People will try to attack you using various methods but God will rescue you and protect you and your household
  • People will try to steal from you but God will help you recover all
  • People will exalt themselves before you but God will humble them in your presence by preparing a table before your enemies.
  • When God gives you victory because you decided to fight the good fight of faith in what you believe in and remained humble, you will be exalted and you will be promoted

God wants to do New things with us this year but you have to be open to instruction, love mercy, act justly and pursue wisdom. 

You cannot afford to react the same way to the same attack in the year 2016.


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, allthings have become new.


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Proverbs 4:7-9 (NKJV)

7 Wisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”


James 4:6

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”


Here is a song from Kevin Levar and One Sound called Destiny. May this song bless your spirit everybody! Love ya :D