A white beautiful butterfly landed on my right shoulder this morning. I was outside moving a chair around so that I am not directly in the sun while having my coffee and morning scripture. Direct sunlight for me hurts my skin terribly. I miss it-the warmth of sitting in the sun typing on my laptop;however, It’s temporary. Trusting God, knowing, spiritually I am healed, yet It still has to manifest in the natural.
My body has been attacked throughout the years, with this cancer being the biggest attack yet. I can withstand because God is with me. He has given me strength and a strong bold voice. As a result of walking seriously with Him, I know who I am and what I am supposed to do. I am ready to transition. Actually, it has already begun. In the midst of this cancer journey, I have matured and blossomed into a beautiful butterfly.
I have left the cocoon.
I have entered into a new season in my life. I’m sensitive to the shifting. We as a church body have entered into a new season as well.
God is taking us higher in:
- our sensitivity to hear Him
- understanding of our gifts and callings
- our knowledge of sanctification
- bringing us from the back to the front
- seeing and hearing the world with spiritual eyes and ears
A revival is coming all over and those who are called by God’s name will rise up. That’s a word that I received during prayer a few months ago. He is raising up His people all over the world. It doesn’t matter about race or gender. It will be those who are His. Those who belong to Him. It’s not about titles either. God will use the foolish to confound the wise. He is raising and also removing as it relates to titles and positions.
His Spirit is moving. Spend more time with Him. Go in your prayer closet. Read your word. Stop riding the fence and the line and get in position. We are called to be separate. Remember we’re in the world but not of the world. We can’t be deceived and so caught up by what’s going on out here either. There will always be something because of the times that we are living in. That’s another topic for a different day, but be watchful and careful. Keep your eyes on the Lord.
Don’t miss what God is doing by being carnal. He does not operate in that. You will miss it. God is calling us higher!
I am writing to the church body, as a sister and a fellow follower of Jesus. You cannot do as the world does. Sanctification is required! Obedience is required. We as Christians are great about wanting God to save our souls, but not about Him being Lord over our lives. We don’t want to be told what to do. One wonderful thing about our God is His love and mercy for us. He forgives us. But we can’t live in continual sin.
Do you want to do right? Cry out to the Lord for help. He will help you. But if you are so intent on doing what the world does, suppressing the truth by your wickedness, guess what He will do? He will give you over to your reprobate mind. (Romans 1:28 –And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;)
I am saying this all in love. From someone who has experienced so much, both in and out of the church. I was the one who thought I could dabble in the world because I did so much for God in His church-working and doing whatever was asked of me. I was baptized and Holy Ghost filled. A saved Christian. But I was lukewarm and rode that fence. You know what that is called? It’s called having a form of Godliness but proving FALSE to it’s power. Don’t fool yourself. I thank God for waking me up. I thank God for His mercy in my life and yours. As a child of God, my commission is to love God and my neighbor.
God has put a word in me, and called me to be obedient to what He said. He has given me gifts and is stirring them up.
Our souls are at stake. The enemy is a cunning, manipulative LIAR! I used to believe the lie. It’s so subtle, while you’re thinking it’s innocent. He uses the same old tactics he used with Eve. It’s “Oh you can have this every now and then.” Also for me, “You have a marijuana card so you legal. You following the laws of the land. You can smoke,” and “The bible doesn’t say this or that.” I used to look for specifics, as many of us do to justify our actions. We get upset by a message like this. Don’t get upset, get convicted so that it brings about change.
Some things are principles in the bible, and just because we can do anything doesn’t mean we should. (1 Corinthians 6:12)
I believed those lies. You think of your church attendance and your activity, not understanding that doesn’t mean a thing if you are separated from God by carnality. We are dealing with an old foe and we need to know how to fight Him. God is loving and merciful but He is also a God of judgement. He is our Father and we get disciplined by Him.
Hebrews 10:26 says, “For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. God was still with me even through my mess, but once I fully committed to Him, my eyes and ears were spiritually opened and I truly am seeing who He is and who I am. As a result, I DO NOT want to live in sin. I want to live right, and I do it out of love for Him.
Make up your mind. He won’t force you.
Will He hear your prayers? Can you get one up? Do you have power? Dunamis power! Ask yourself these questions. Are you going through the same things over and over? Do you have joy? Or are circumstances weighing you down? Jesus said that we would do even greater things than He did. He said that we can have an abundant life now. Have you seen this manifest in your life? Can He trust you? Will you be obedient to Him? He doesn’t want you bound. Are you dealing with something that you can’t break free from? I know what it is like to have strongholds.
It feels amazing to be free!
You think I am judging? I’m not. You guys need to read your word. I am speaking on what I know from reading my bible, experiences, word from the pulpit and directly spoken to me during my prayer time. Sin is Sin. James 4:17 says, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him, it is sin...” Hence, don’t live in it. If you look at your life and the only difference between you and a worldly person without God is the fact that you go to church, then reevaluate your life. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
I pray for us all. I pray not only for my natural family, but my spiritual family, in and out of the building of my church. God has called me to write. I write when He says write. Furthermore, when He wants me to verbally speak, He will open the platform for me to do so.
He wants us to rise up. This is a spiritual war. There are only 2 Gods, Jehovah and Satan, and 2 roads: Wide and narrow…
Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
So many talk about us in the church. They call us hypocrites. So did I at one point. I saw people that were ‘in the church’ living as I did. They partied, smoked, drank, and fornicated as I did, among other things.
Why do I want to go to your church again? Why do I want to follow your God again?
This is about saving souls! This is about God. I love you all, I promise I do. I will be obedient to God and I care what HE thinks about me, consequently, so should you. Why do I say that? The word says at Matthew 10:28, And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.~
Matthew 7: 21-23 says “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Don’t be a worker of lawlessness. It’s time to transition into your rightful position in God. He is taking us to another level in this season and seasons to come. You must submit to His Spirit. Submit to God. Be willing to let Him use you. Be Obedient.
People need you, whether in your family, community or job.
We are the light. Let’s shine!
In conclusion, If you want to do better and you are trying but find it hard to do, go to God. Tell Him that you want more of Him and less of you. Tell Him that you repent and want to do better. Mean it. He will know. Make sure that your circle of influence consists of people that are doing better, so to speak. People that you can learn and grow spiritually from. That is a major piece that I will discuss in another post. Get in a bible believing and following church. Don’t forsake the gathering at the building. Contrary to what some say, it’s necessary. You cannot do this alone, nor can you do it watching preachers on tv all the time. Basically, you need to be real. Real with yourself and with God. Be honest about where you are and where you want to go. God will help you. He will send the right people to you , and create the right circumstances for you. God may give you instructructions, follow them. Obedience is key in our walk with God. And never forget that He loves you.
Let’s be humble and seek God’s face.
(I originally wrote most of this August 19, 2017, and added to it today. I cannot alway release what I write right away-)
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