Worldly Hope Won’t Cut it!

If you’re a-wishin’ and a-hopin’ that things will change regarding your circumstances, you’re barkin’ up the wrong tree! Worldly hope is fraught with unbelief and faithlessness and really isn’t sure whether or not it’ll come to pass But there is something called Godly hope; it’s called earnest expectation, when you’re confident that you’re going to get your desired results.

You see, Godly hope is what faith gives substance to. It’s what faith sees and then goes after it and it works. But that faith must be based on God’s Word because the God-kind of faith is always and only based on His Word.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) 1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

If you only listen to the fake news, that’s all you’ll believe but that’s not the truth; hence, the name – fake news. They’ve been caught so many times in lies that it’s a wonder to me how anyone in their right mind can believe their lies! But, then again, that’s what deception is: believing a lie as though it’s the truth.

But – Godly hope is believing that what God has said is true and that it will come to pass because your faith is what gives your hope substance. And that you can stand on because faith sees beyond the natural, physical realm into the spirit realm and calls those things which be not as though they were.

Brothers, and sisters, we have to guard our hearts in what we watch and listen to because that’s what’s going to get in us. If all you listen to is negative things, don’t expect positive results when you pray. It doesn’t work that way. What you put in is what will come out. You know the adage: garbage in, garbage out!

And one more thing. Each time you believe a lie, and reject the truth, you harden your heart a little more until you’re in a place where the devil can convince you of anything he wants.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 (KJV) 10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

I realize this is referring to the time of theTribulation but the principle is the same: if you reject the truth, you open yourself up to believing a lie.

Guard you heart with all diligence!

Proverbs 4:23 (KJV) 23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17  … and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Pamela

Where is the Glorious Church?

Ephesians 5:27 (KJV) 27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Jesus is coming back for a Glorious Church without spot or wrinkle, so where is that Church today? Just what is the Glorious Church and why aren’t we seeing it in manifestation?

The Glorious Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Body of Christ here on earth. He is the Head and we’re the body. Jesus gave the five-fold ministry for the perfecting of the saints ‘til we all come in the unity of the faith.

We see that the Glorious Church is to become unified in the faith and the knowledge of Jesus and His fullness by the five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher.    

One more thing, when Ephesians says without spot or wrinkle, I believe that refers to not wavering but standing firm in faith on God’s Word. So, putting it altogether, where is the Glorious Church that Jesus is coming back for?

I believe there are pockets of believers who are standing firm on God’s Word but even though there are pockets of revival breaking out, most of the Church at large is still sorely lacking in their stand on God’s Word.

As I observe Christians, I’m seeing that God’s Word is not their first line of defense in a crisis. They, like the unsaved, turn to the world for answers. Brothers and sisters, that ought not to be. However, that’s all they know because they haven’t been taught how to stand and believe God’s Word. It hasn’t become second nature to them. It’s as if they got saved and then stuck! They’re not standing on God’s Word because they really don’t believe that it will work for them.

We need a revival of God’s Word being taught and going forth to impact those whose hearts are hungry for God and His awesome ways.

We are the Glorious Church and that’s how God sees us because He knows the end from the beginning and calls those things that are not as though they were!

Ephesians 4:11-13 (KJV) 11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Romans 4:17 (KJV) 17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) 10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Pamela

Two Things God Can’t Do!

Are there really things God can’t do? Wait a minute – I thought God can do anything and everything – right? Wrong!

Yes, technically God can do anything He wants to do but He’s set things up where He’s limited Himself in what He will and will not do. It’s spiritual law.

As for the two things I’m referring to in the title of this blog, here’s what we can’t ask God to do because He won’t do it:

1 – Asking God to do what He’s already done and

2 – Asking God to do what He’s told us to do!

Wow, these are huge statements! Let’s dig a little further. God can’t answer prayers asking Him to do what He’s already done. Examples would be asking Him to save you or someone else because He’s already provided salvation for everyone; their part is to receive it. Jesus paid the price and now all we have to do is to receive what’s already been provided for us. Sad to say, most of the planet has chosen not to receive God’s gift of salvation and by default, they’ve chosen to go to hell. This is most heart-wrenching to those of us who have to watch this happen.

It’s the same things with healing. It was provided for us in Jesus’ atonement; our part is to receive what’s already been provided. [I have many blogs on healing. Please avail yourself of them.]

Secondly, God won’t do what He’s told us to do. He’s given us authority to take dominion over this earth and to rebuke the devil and all his evil ways. This is our part. We can’t ask God to do it because He’s given us the command and authority to do it with His power.

Brothers and sisters, there are things to be done here on earth that won’t get done if we don’t take our rightful place and do what God has told us to do. Jesus used healings, miracles, signs, and wonders to get people’s attention and that’s what we’re to do and then tell them about Jesus.

We’re to be the glorious church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s starting doing what we’re to do and show the world Who our God is!

Ephesians 5:27 (KJV) 27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

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.
Isaiah 53:5(KJV) 5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
1 Corinthians 2:4 (KJV) 4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

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.

Genesis 1:26 (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.
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.
Ephesians 4:27 (KJV) 27  Neither give place to the devil.

Pamela

The Raging River

If you’ve ever gone white-water rafting, you know that a raging river can be very dangerous. Why? Because the river can overtake you in spite of trying diligently to stay in control.

It’s the same way in our society today. The world and its evil ways are raging all around, trying to overtake us and drown us in their perversion.  They’ll use anything they can: deception, lies, trickery – all to cause us to fall and lose our godly witness for the Lord Jesus. And it’s easy to be swept up in all the world’s negativity because most of the world is going the wrong way and trying to drag us with them.

But remember Eph. 6:12:

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) 12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We’re not really fighting against the people but against the wicked spirits all around who are influencing everyone they can. The devil is the kingpin behind all the evil that’s been perpetrated against us and trying to ensnare and entangle us in their evil ways.

God says we are to be wise as serpents, harmless as doves, and give no place to the devil and his wicked ways. In other words, we are to be on our guard 24/7.

So, how are we going to do this? How are we going to avoid being swept along with the ungodly and their deception? First of all, we are well able to stand firm on the truth and not be suckered into all the deception of the enemy. There are two ways (as I have mentioned in earlier blogs) to keep from being deceived:

1 – Always ask what God’s Word has to say about the matter at hand and –

2 – What do you witness in your spirit? What are you hearing inside?

Now, I need to preface #2 by saying that in order to trust the witness in your spirit, you must be a born-again believer and you must learn how to hear from God, which is easy because He desires for you to hear from Him.

Remember, we have a higher realm that supersedes the natural/physical realm. We must not be swept up with what the unsaved world is saying and doing. God already knows the end from the beginning and He’s the One we need to follow.

These are exciting times for those who are followers of Jesus and stand on His Word!

Matthew 10:16 (KJV) 16  Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Ephesians 4:27 (KJV) 27  Neither give place to the devil.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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.

Isaiah 46:9-10 (KJV) 9  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Pamela

Can You Believe for the Impossible?

Here we are on planet earth faced with everyday occurrences that can sometimes be very daunting.  So, how do we, as born-again, spirit-filled, Bible-believing Christians handle these things successfully? Let’s look at Mark 9:23:

Mark 9:23 (KJV) 23   Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Wow! Just think about it – if we can believe, ALL things are possible! That’s almost too much to wrap your head around. But wait – it gets better.

The word believe refers to one who is presently believing and continuing to believe, not someone who just believed in the past but actually is believing right now and continues to do so. It comes from the Greek word for faith. Now that’s interesting, isn’t it?

The word possible in Greek is dunata which is a form of the Greek word dunamis which is the word for the explosive power of God. We get the word dynamite from dunamis. But that’s not all.

Dunata means power, strength, and ability and is used to describe the strength of a whole army! How exciting is that!

You see, when you get in faith and stay there with an attitude of never quitting ‘til you see your desired results, you have a whole army with explosive power to back you up! That’s why you must never quit believing because there is activity going on in the spirit realm that you can only see with the eyes of faith. Remember, in one hour things can change! I’ve seen it happen over and over.

So, dear brothers and sisters, for those of you who are believing and continuing to believe in faith according to God’s Word, all things are possible. Get in faith, lock in, and expect dynamic results!

Matthew 17:20b (KJV) 20  … If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Luke 17:6 (KJV) 6  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Mark 10:27 (KJV) 27  And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26 (KJV) 26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Pamela

Are You Living the Life God Intended for You?

Matthew 4:4 (KJV) 4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Are you truly living a life worth living or are you merely holding on ‘til the Rapture? I would venture to say that many Christians have this mind set, even though they probably wouldn’t admit it.

But, is that the best we can expect from God – the One who gives us richly all things to enjoy (I Tim.  6:17), our gracious, merciful, loving Father Who gave His very best – the Lord Jesus – so that we could have eternal fellowship with Him? I think not!

God has good plans for us: prosperity, healing, deliverance, health, joy, etc., etc., etc. And the good news is that His plans haven’t changed. We might have changed, grown weary, been tempted to quit and give up but God is faithful, faithful, faithful! His Word has always worked, is working today, and will work throughout all eternity!

I ask you, dear brothers and sisters, are you living your life to the fullest, resisting fear and unbelief like the poisons they are? Are you living in the health and prosperity God has for you, being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and walking in God’s plans and purposes for you? That’s the life worth living!

God’s ways always line up with His Word and His Word will always steer you in the right direction. His Word, as I’ve said many times, must absolutely be the benchmark from which we measure everything in this life. His Word must be the bottom line in everything we do if we want to actually live a life worth living on planet earth. His Word has all the answers we’ll ever need to function victoriously and bring glory and honor to our Father God!

(KJV) 17  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) 11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Psalm 119:89 (KJV) 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

1 Peter 1:25a (KJV) 25  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. 
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) 12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) 12  For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV) 13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 (AMP) 13  I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

Pamela

The Manufacturer’s Handbook

Who would buy an appliance and then not read the instructions to see how it works? Who would buy a car or garden equipment and not read the manual? Of course, some wouldn’t read the manual but most people would. Why? Because they want to operate their new purchase correctly so they can enjoy it.

It’s so disheartening to buy something and then get it home to find out it wasn’t what you expected or didn’t even work at all!

So, I ask you, why would any intelligent human being expect to live successfully on planet earth without reading the Manufacturer’s Handbook – the Bible, God’s Holy Word? But, sad to say, millions are doing just that – living life totally ignorant of God’s instructions, plans, and purposes for them.

Brothers and sisters, more than ever before we need to immerse ourselves in God’s Word to strengthen and enable us to be the overcoming Church that we’re called to be. A crisis exposes where our faith is and without God’s Word in our hearts, we can’t have God’s power working in us.

In John 15:5 Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing. But the good news is that if we’re born-again, we’re not without Him! Yes, Jesus will never leave or forsake us but that doesn’t guarantee victory in our daily living.

God’s Word has to be the benchmark from which we measure everything in life. I know I say this a lot but it’s so important. If we want to live victorious lives we need to do it God’s way – from a Biblical perspective. For sure, it makes life a whole lot easier.

Remember Gen, 1:26 when God gave the “dominion mandate” to Adam and Eve? That’s for us too but the only way we’re going to accomplish it is to know and stand on God’s Word.

Rise up Church and take you place!

John 15:5 (KJV) 5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Hebrews 13:5b (KJV) 5  …  I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Genesis 1:26 (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.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) 15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Isaiah 60:1-3 (KJV) 1  Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3  And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Matthew 5:16 (KJV) 16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
2 Timothy 3:14 (KJV) 14  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Pamela

Are We the Glorious Church?

Jesus is coming back for a glorious Church, a not a wimpy one.

Ephesians 5:27 (KJV) 27  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Luke 18:8b (KJV) 8  …  Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

These are two revealing scriptures. First, that Jesus calls us the Glorious Church because He knows the end from the beginning [Isaiah 46:10]. We might not look like the Glorious Church now but we will by the time He returns.

Secondly, notice about the spots and wrinkles. Among other things, this has to do with wavering. Are we wavering in our stand or are we firmly planted on God’s Word! Do we fold up like a $2 suitcase when a crisis comes or do we continue to stand on God’s Word and trust His faithfulness?

During this time of election results (in the USA), I’ve been hearing disheartening information that many “Christians” have lost confidence because they have been duped by the fake news regarding who has won the presidency. They have believed lies and are suffering for it.

Know this, brothers and sisters, God doesn’t lie. He has spoken through His prophets in these times and we need to stand on those words. I firmly believe that Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated in January 2021 and we will have averted a massive collapse of this country!

If we fall apart in times of crises, who will be there to lead the people? God is raising up His army to forge ahead and take this world for Jesus. I know that not all will be saved but we have our part to do the Lord’s will so everyone has a chance and that no one has an excuse!

2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) 9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

We are the Church of Philadelphia and God is counting on us to be all that He has purposed for us to be!

We’re to be strong in the Lord, not in ourselves. That’s how we overcome the world – by the blood of the Lamb and faith in His Word!

We’re overcomers and we need to act like it!

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) 10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Revelation 12:11a (KJV) 11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; 

Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) 10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Amos 3:7 (KJV) 7  Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Revelation 3:7-13 (KJV)

Pamela

Where are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

Look around and tell me if you see the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifesting. Most of you will say that you don’t see them in operation. But Church history confirms that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have been in operation ever since the early Church, even though many have proclaimed that they have passed away.

So, I ask you, are the gifts of the Spirit for us today and if so, why don’t we see them manifesting? The short answer is that the gifts of the Spirit as identified in I Corinthians 12 are definitely and absolutely for us today and should be in operation in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, what’s the problem?

Before I discuss the problem, let me give you some scriptures to confirm that the Gifts are for us today.

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Malachi 3:6a (KJV) 6  For I am the LORD, I change not; 
Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Romans 11:29 (KJV) 29  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

God doesn’t lie and therefore, His Word can be trusted. He gave the gifts and He hasn’t taken them back. In fact we need them today more than ever!

1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (KJV) 8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9   To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10   To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Here we see just what gifts we’re talking about. But, again I ask you, since Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, why aren’t seeing the Gifts in manifestation the way God intended us to? If we’re baptized with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues, then we should be operating in the Gifts.

God hasn’t changed; people have. It seems that the Gifts are not as important to many people as they should be. Yes, there has been some whacky stuff happen with carnal Christians, but that doesn’t negate the fact that the genuine exists.

John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Here we have the bonafide words of Jesus. Again I ask you, are we seeing the Church doing the works of Jesus? Certainly not the way God wants it to happen. Why?

I am always amazed that there are still Christians in the body of Christ who don’t believe the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for us today even though they’re in operation in many ministries! How in the world can they believe this with a clear conscience? His gifts are certainly and most assuredly for us today and do we ever need them!!!

If we’re going to get the attention of the unsaved world, we need to move in the supernatural. That will certainly get their attention and then we can tell them about Jesus.

Mark 16:20 (KJV) 20  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

If we preach and teach the Word of God, He is faithful to confirm His Word with signs following! Wow, do we need this is our meetings!

Pamela

Whose Voice are You Listening to?

1 Corinthians 14:10 (KJV) 10   There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

If you’ve been paying attention to what’s going on in the world today, there are a lot of people saying a lot of things – some good and a lot bad. How do you know who is right? How do we guard our hearts from being deceived when something seems to be so right? Good questions.

The short answer is:

1 – ask yourself what the Word of God has to say about it and –

2 – what do you witness in your spirit?

God always provides a way for you to know what is true and what is false but you have to set your heart to hear from Him.

Listen to what Jesus said:

John 10:4-5 (KJV) 4  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

John 10:14 (KJV) 14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

John 10:27 (KJV) 27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Jesus said that His sheep know His voice but does that include you or are you still puzzled about actually hearing the voice of the Lord? Too many people are puzzled or don’t even know that it’s possible to hear from the Lord for themselves. This is not God’s plan for us.

So, how do we know that we’re hearing the Lord’s voice – our Good Shepherd – and not a wrong voice of the enemy?

First of all, we have to believe what Jesus said – that we can and do know His voice. If you start out on the wrong premise, you’ll never get to your goal. Never, never, never say that you don’t hear from the Lord or that He doesn’t speak to you! He’s constantly speaking to us but with all the clutter around us, it makes it hard to discern what we’re hearing.

You have to set your heart to know that you can hear the Lord’s voice. Make that determination and stick to it. God hasn’t lied to you. If Jesus said that you can hear His voice, then you can!

Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17  …  and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Speak forth what you want, not what you have. Just like you have to call for your healing, you have to call for God’s Word to manifest in your life. Time is too short for us to float along and hope that things work out. We have to be on our guard 24/7 because the enemy is looking for whom he may devour. We need to be the “may nots!”

And remember to:

1 –  Check God’s Word against everything you hear plus the witness in your spirit. If it doesn’t agree with the Word of God, reject it.

2 – If you don’t witness to it, reject it or put it on the shelf.

1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) 8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 

2 Peter 3:17 (KJV) 17  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Revelation 3:11 (KJV) 11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Pamela