Which Truth Will Make You Free?

There are many voices out there that would have you believe that their way is the way to the truth. They purport to have the answers yet, in reality, they’re just as confused as everyone else seems to be.

There are many things that are true: the sun is always out there, electricity works, sound waves transmit, gravity works, plants grow, etc. But . . . which truth can you depend on every time? Which truth can heal your body, deliver you from depression, give you peace? Let’s see what Jesus has to say about truth.

 Even though there are many truths, there is only one that is THE TRUTH. Jesus said that He is THE way, THE truth, and THE life. It’s not just any truth that we are talking about—it’s THE TRUTH – Jesus!

Many times people will quote part of the scripture saying that the truth will make you free. But, Jesus didn’t say it that way. He said, “If you continue in My Word . . . you shall know THE truth and THE truth will make you free.”

 John 14:6 (KJV) 6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 8:31-32 (KJV) 31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

So, what is THE TRUTH that will make you free – free from sickness and disease, free from poverty, free from depression, addiction, and a life of anguish and torment? It’s the Word of God. Jesus is the Word of God and He said that His Word, if you continue in it, will make you free.

John 1:1,14 (KJV) 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

How can you believe for healing if you don’t know what God has already said in His Word about healing? How can you believe to get out of poverty if you don’t know God’s way of financial prosperity? How can you escape hell if you don’t know God’s way of salvation? The answer to each of these questions is that you can’t know God’s ways if you don’t know and continue in His Word.

Now, let me say that just knowing about the Word of God is not enough to make you free. You have to be a doer of the Word because only the doer of the Word is blessed in what he does.

James 1:22-25 (KJV) 22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

When you continue in the Word of God, you begin to know His ways and by knowing His ways, which is THE TRUTH, that TRUTH that you walk in and do, will make you free!

Be a doer of the Word of God and live a life of freedom worth living!

Pamela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Let the Devil Beat You Up!

 Proverbs 26:2 (KJV) 2  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Have you ever wondered why so many bad things happen, especially in this day and age? Of course you have! So, what’s the answer? Are we just pawns on planet earth, subject to every whim of the devil? And you know that the devil is behind all evil because he is evil personified.

Let’s take a look at what God has to say and then we’ll be able to rightly assess the situation.

Remember, this is blog, so I’m not going to get into too much detail but you can look up the scriptures and do some additional scriptural research.

As you know from Genesis, when Adam sinned, the whole world came under the curse. You can read about the curse in Deut. 28:15-66. Things have been a mess from then until now.

Now, fast forward to when Jesus came to earth and redeemed us from the curse. Yes, we are redeemed from the curse but the curse is still in the earth. So, what do we do?

Galatians 3:13 (KJV) 13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Colossians 1:13 (KJV) 13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

In the beginning, God gave man the “dominion mandate” to rule the earth and everything in it. If things got out of hand, Adam was to subdue it and take authority over it. This is still in effect today. God has not changed and His Word is just a powerful today as it was when He spoke it to Adam.

Genesis 1:26-28 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

However, being ignorant of our rights will get us nowhere and open the door for the devil to move right in on our territory and beat out our spiritual brains. We cannot afford to let this happen. But it’s up to us. We are the ones who must take our authority and use it to keep the devil under our feet. Jesus told us to occupy ’til He comes. And that’s what we’re to do.

Here’s how we occupy.  Just like in a war, the victors still have to occupy the territory, enforcing the defeat.  And even though the devil was defeated at the Cross, he still runs roughshod over anyone who lets him. Our job now is to enforce Satan’s defeat by using the Word of God against him and standing firm on the Word. 

God said to draw near to Him, resist the devil, and he will flee. We have also been given power and authority over the devil and his evil works but we must use that power and take our authority over him or he will use our authority against us. We are not pawns; we are overcomers!

Ephesians 6:10-11 (KJV) 10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 6:13 (KJV) 13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Mark 16:17 (KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. . .

Christianity is not for the faint-hearted. Take your authority, use your power, resist the devil, and then having done all, stand on the promises of God and see your victory!

Hebrews 2:14 (KJV) 14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

1 John 3:8 (KJV) 8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
 

 Psalm 91

 

Pamela

 

If Answers to Prayer Were in the Abundance of Words, We’d All Be Spiritual Giants!

How many times have you heard someone pray and wonder when they were going to stop? How many times have you prayed on and on and on and on, hoping that your answer was directly proportional to the amount of “spiritual” words you used?That’s not how to get answered prayer. Let’s look at what God has to say.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Proverbs 10:19a (KJV) 19  In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin…

Ecclesiastes 5:3b (KJV) 3 … a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

First of all, whatever is not of faith is sin and without faith, we can’t please God. Therefore, whatever we do – or pray – has to be in faith or it’s to no avail.

Romans 14:23b (KJV) 23  … for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Too many times we think that we have to explain every detail to the Lord in order for Him to fully understand why we’re making our request. Really!!!  He already knows what we need and how to supply that need. Our part is to ask in faith. Sounds simple but few do it. I’ve witnessed over and over prayers that were just babbling and not in faith. Those prayers don’t get answered because they’re not prayed according to the will of God, nor is there any faith in them.

1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

And another thing . . .  flowery words don’t cut it with God. He looks at your heart and simplicity is all that is needed. Speak God’s Word in faith, making your request, and He said that He will hear and answer. How easy is that!

Matthew 6:7-8 (KJV) 7  But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8  Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

— Pamela

Don’t Judge God’s Faithfulness by What You See People Do!

1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV) 9  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

The bottom line is that God is faithful—no matter what! That’s because it’s His nature. Just as we are human beings with certain attributes, one of God’s attributes is that He is faithful, faithful, faithful. If you ever lose sight of this, it will open the door for fear to come in and fear, as you know, will negate your faith. That’s not a place you ever want to be.

Having said that, why do people judge God’s faithfulness by what they see with their five physical senses? If they see something bad happen, they either think God had something to do with it—having some redemptive idea in mind, or they think that He didn’t answer their prayers. Both of these notions are wrong.

Whether or not anyone ever does anything right, does not change God. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever!

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

So, you’re probably wondering why it seems that some prayers get answered and some don’t. That’s a good question. Let’s go to God’s Word and see what He has to say about it.

1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

1 – God said that if we ask according to His will, he hears us.

2 – Then if we know that He hears us, we have the petitions we desire.

Now, let’s look at number one. If we ask according to His will, He hears us. That’s where most of the problem lies. People don’t ask according to God’s will because they don’t know His will. But His will is easy to know – His Word is His will! However, if you don’t know the Word of God, you’re at a loss!

That’s why it behooves us to get into God’s Word and study it to find out what His will is. Then when we pray according to His will, we know that He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, it’s a given that we will get the desired results.

Being a believing Christian and a doer of the Word, takes time and effort. Many people don’t want to put in the time and effort. They want someone else to do their praying for them and get their results. That’s not how it works. Following God and being a doer of the Word is the only way to live victoriously in this life. But it’s worth every minute!

James 1:25 (KJV) 25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Having done what the Word says in I John 5:14-15, we can be assured that God will be faithful to answer our prayers. He always answers prayers prayed in faith.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Romans 3:3 (KJV) 3  For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV) 13  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

God loves us and He’s faithful; faithful, faithful – now and forever!

Pamela

Your Answers are Merely a Prayer Away!

How many times have you thought: If I just knew who to ask about my situation/circumstance! It would be so great to have someone at your fingertips who could give you just the right direction you need — someone who would always be there for you and actually have the right answer. Well, I’ve got good news for your—we have that Someone and He always has the right answer!

The Holy Spirit has been given to us to lead, direct, and guide us along our Christian journey. He is always available – 24/7 –  and will never lead us astray.

Jesus has been made wisdom unto us. That means when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, He becomes our wisdom. How awesome is that! That means we have access to all the godly wisdom there is. Think about it – all the wisdom you’ll ever need is available through the Lord Jesus via the Holy Spirit, Who represents the Lord Jesus here on earth.

When Jesus was resurrected, He sent the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all Truth. That means can always get the right answer to our situation by asking the Lord for wisdom and He will always give it to us.

 John 14:16-17 (KJV) 16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:26 (KJV) 26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 16:13 (KJV) 13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Another thing I want you to notice is that all the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Jesus and, get this, we dwell in Him. Therefore, we have access to all the wisdom of the Godhead! That’s almost too much to comprehend with our mortal minds. That’s why we have to receive this truth into our spirits by faith. We can believe with our spirit things that our minds don’t understand.

 1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) 30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
Colossians 1:19 (KJV) 19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Colossians 2:3 (KJV) 3  In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:9-10 (KJV) 9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

John 1:16 (KJV) 16  And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Proverbs 2:7a (KJV) 7  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous…

God is not withholding anything from us. He has given us all things to be victorious on planet earth. He has reserved His wisdom for the righteous and we need to avail ourselves of it. Why go through this life struggling because you “just don’t know what to do?” You don’t have to. God has so graciously provided His wisdom to see you through. Ask Him and He will give it to you. Then go on and live a life in the Lord that’s worth living!

James 1:5-8 (KJV) 5   If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

 Pamela

 

 

What Good is Having Authority If You Don’t Use it?

If a perpetrator violates the laws of the land, and those in authority do nothing about it, what kind of deterrent is that? Laws are for the disobedient to show the consequences of their wrong actions. But, if there’s never any consequence because those in authority fail to enforce it, it doesn’t profit the law-abiding citizens.

So it is with God’s spiritual authority. He has given us a mandate –the dominion mandate—to take dominion over the earth and subdue it. But, I ask you, are Christians doing that? Are you doing that? Or, are we just sitting by, worrying and fretting when something bad happens, while we let the devil clobber us? This ought not to be.

Genesis 1:26-28 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

We have been given power and authority over all the power of the devil. But, it doesn’t work unless we work it.

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Take the weather, for example. Storms come and go, hurricanes come and go, tornadoes come and go, and what happens? There’s a trail of devastation in the wake of those demonic occurrences. This ought not to be.

Am I saying that we actually have authority over the weather? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying. God has so provided for us by giving us everything that pertains to life and godliness. If we don’t have authority over the demonic weather forces, then we’re in a vulnerable position to get beat up by the devil at his whim.

But – that’s not how it’s supposed to be. That’s not how God set it up. He so graciously gave us the power and authority to put the devil in his place and keep him under our feet. And, because God has given us the power and authority over the devil and his demonic plans and actions, we cannot whine and cry and bellyache, asking God to rebuke the devil. We’re to do that. If we don’t take the necessary action, it won’t get done. There’s a God-part and a man-part. God won’t do what He’s told us to do and we can’t do His part. But, working together, we can get the job done and live in victory and freedom from fear. Let’s do it!

2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Pamela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Believing is a Choice!

We’ve all heard someone exclaim, “I can’t believe that!” (Maybe you heard yourself say it!) But is that really a true assessment of the situation? Is that person really incapable of believing? No! Believing is a choice. It’s not that the person can’t believe, it’s that they won’t believe. You are capable of choosing to believe whatever you want to believe!

For example: If your friend tells you something incredible, you would probably be inclined to “believe” it because your friend has a track record with you. So, even though what your friend tells you something that’s seems so far out, you’re inclined it believe it because of your friendship. You choose to believe. It’s a choice regardless of whether or not the facts line up with your thinking.

How much more should we choose to believe God, Who doesn’t lie and is only out for our good?

Another example is electricity. Most of us don’t have more than a passing knowledge of how electricity works but that doesn’t stop us from using it. It’s the same with tv and radio waves. We don’t have to have a full understanding of those things before we make the choice to “run with it.”

By now you’ve probably guessed where I’m going with this message. You don’t have to have a full understanding of God’s Word in order to choose to believe it. It’s a choice that anyone can make. In fact, in most cases regarding God’s Word, you have to choose to believe it first, and then the understanding comes. That’s really how you got saved. You didn’t understand everything about salvation before you got saved. But once you made the choice to believe that Jesus paid the price to redeem you from your sins, you then began to understand how much it really cost and how precious you are to God.

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 3:3 (KJV) 3  For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

John 6:64 (KJV) 64  But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

This is Jesus! And some of them didn’t choose to believe Him—the Holy, Son of God, Who only spoke what the Father told Him to speak! You can’t get more truthful and accurate than that!

Then there’s the apostle Paul.

Acts 28:24 (KJV) 24  And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Paul, who wrote 2/3 to 3/4 of the NewTestament, still encountered people who chose not to believe the Word of God that He preached.

You see, you can choose to believe anything you want. The unsaved do that all the time. They’re into all kinds of whacky things thinking they’re so smart, but they’re really following the devil and that path leads right to hell.

I challenge you today to make a quality decision that you will believe the Word of God, no matter what. No matter if you understand if fully or not. Just commit to honoring God by believing His Word. Then, as you continue in the Word, understanding and revelation will come and you’ll be so glad you made the right choice!

Pamela

 

The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Learn

A man of God once said that the most important thing he ever learned was that God is smarter than he was. I absolutely agree and will show you what this actually means.

Of course, as Christians, we know that God is smarter than we are but do we really believe it? What? Of course we do! I wonder. Let’s explore this whole idea of God being smarter than we are. If we really believe that God is indeed smarter, than we need to find out what He has to say about the whole matter.

What about healing? God’s Word says that by the stripes of Jesus you’ve already been healed—that healing was bought and paid for by the Lord Jesus. But do you really believe that? What do you do when sickness or disease attacks your body? Is your first line of defense going to God and His Word to get scriptures to stand on? Or do you automatically run to the world’s way of doing things? Going to God first should always be the first thing you do. He will lead you in what to do. But of course, you have to first of all trust Him to KNOW what He’s doing. How can we say we put God first when, in fact, we don’t?

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mark 16:18 (KJV) 18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Now, please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. Using the world’s methods are not necessarily wrong, and in many cases, can save lives. I’m just saying that we ought to connect with the Lord first and find out what He has to say. And, as you know, much of the time, praying and seeking the Lord’s help is usually a last ditch effort to get well. This ought not to be.

Then there’s a matter of finances. What happens when a financial need arises? Have you prepared ahead of time by your tithes and offerings? God’s Word is replete with promises to the tither and giver. But do you actually believe it?

Luke 6:38 (KJV) 38  Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (KJV) 6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
 Malachi 3:10-11 (KJV) 10  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

If we really believe that God is smarter than we are, then it behooves us to do what He says. He has the Best Plan that we could ever need. Why do we exhaust all worldly avenues before going to God and His ways? To me, that’s spinning you wheels – you’re moving but going nowhere.

And, what about depression—an affliction that affects many people, even Christians. The first line of defense should not be to go to a therapist. Jesus said that His peace would keep your hearts and minds. Do you believe it or not? Because Jesus told us to let not our hearts be troubled, then we are capable of keeping our hearts from being troubled.

Philippians 4:4-7 (KJV) 4  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5  Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 14:1 (KJV)1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:27 (KJV)27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV) 3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

So, what’s the problem? Why is it imperative to go to God first instead of the world? Here’s the answer: Faith is the key to receiving everything from God. And the way to develop your faith is to get into the Word of God and get His Word into you. That won’t happen by accident. You have to, on purpose, get into the Word, study, meditate, confess, and do. Going to the world’s ways first, won’t set you up for receiving God’s help because that’s not the way to develop your faith. And while I’m on it, the worst time to try to develop your faith is in the midst of an attack, problem, or situation that warrants massive help. Develop your faith while things are going right, while all is well. Then when a problem rears its ugly head, you can blast it out with your faith!

Remember, God is smarter than you are and He always has the best way to go! We’re just not smart enough and we definitely don’t know everything, but we know the One Who does, and He is always open for business! All the praise, all the honor, all the glory be to our great and good God!

 — Pamela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact vs Truth

Fact vs truth — aren’t they the same thing? At first glance, they might seem the same but they’re not.

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a fact is information presented as true and accurate. Truth, on the other hand, is reality, actuality. And even though they seem to be the same, there’s a vast difference, even to the point of life and death.

For example:

The doctor’s report might indicate that you have a serious, even terminal, disease. This is a fact but not the truth. The Word of God says that Jesus bore your sickness and diseases on the cross and paid the price so you don’t have to be sick. The Word says believers shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. This is the TRUTH. This trumps any facts that stand in the way.

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) 24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mark 16:17-18
(KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

The fact might be that you are poor and living from paycheck to paycheck but the Word of God says that Jesus became poor so that we might become rich. The Word says that when we give, it is given back to us—multiplied.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV) 9  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Luke 6:38
(KJV) 38  Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

The fact might be that you’re addicted to something but the Word says that Jesus defeated the devil and we are to resist him and he will flee.

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

James 4:7 (KJV) 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

You see, everything that comes against us to defeat us, has already been resolved by the Lord Jesus by His death, burial, and resurrection. We’ve been made free and the more we attune to that TRUTH, the more we can walk in it.

2 Peter 1:3 (KJV) 3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whose report will you believe? Will you believe the evil report or the God-report? Remember, we’re talking about Almighty God and His Word. He cannot lie nor alter the thing that has gone forth from His lips.

Psalm 89:34 (KJV) 34  My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Psalm 119:89 (KJV) 89  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

We have to commit to believing God’s Word over everything that comes against us. It’s God’s Word!!! That should settle it. What we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths, is what we’re going to have. Don’t fall for the lies of the devil and confess his evil report. Find out what God says about your situation and stand on His Word by confessing it, meditating on it, and letting it get down into your heart where it can develop and come forth with dunamis power and might.

— Pamela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Let Quitting Ever Be an Option!

How many times have you heard the adage: When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again? Many times or at least some version of it. As Americans, by nature, we’re not quitters. But when it comes to the things of God, why is it that so many Christians are willing to quit when the slightest obstacle comes up? That’s what I’m going to address and hopefully, shed some light on the solution.

There’s only one sure way to never get you answer and that’s to quit before it manifests. What would have happened in the Garden of Gethsemane if Jesus would have quit? Oh, for the words NEVERTHELESS, not My will but Thine!!!

Matthew 26:39 (KJV) 39  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Jesus was faithful to fulfil the will of His Father and we must be faithful to do the same. He is our example, the Pattern Son. We follow Him and that means we do what He did.

Let’s look at a few more scriptures:

Galatians 6:9 (KJV) 9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9 (AMP) 9  And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

 

In the Greek, the word faint means to loosen out, to relax as in getting weary. It describes the person who gets so weary that he gives up right before the manifestation. What a sad place to be. What if, if one hour, things would have changed but he quit too soon.

Now, notice in Galatians 6:9 what the results are if we don’t faint and quit: we reap what we are believing to get. We get the manifestation only if we don’t quit.

Hebrews 12:3 (KJV) 3  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Notice where it is that you faint—in your mind. That’s why we are told to renew our minds to the Word of God, so that we don’t faint in the day of adversity.

Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV) 23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

The Word of God is so encouraging and it’s meant to be. That’s why we are to study and meditate is so that it gets down into our hearts. That way, when trials and tribulations come, what pops out of your heart will be the exact Word that you need to overcome.

God is still on His throne and He is ever faithful to us. We are winners going somewhere to be a blessing!

Isaiah 40:29,31 (KJV) 29  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

For those who are committed to following the Lord, you can count on winning because He always causes us to triumph in Jesus. Why would you even think of quitting!

2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) 14  Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

I’ll leave you with what David said in Psalm 27:13:

Psalm 27:13 (KJV) 13  I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

— Pamela