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Word from the Lord

Hi everyone and bless you. I was in prayer this morning, (10/31/2019) praising God and sitting quietly before Him when He gave me a word to release:

Write these words my daughter. I am coming soon and my reward is with me. Don’t be dismayed. Don’t fret. Hearken to my voice. Stay in my word. The world is changing rapidly, but I haven’t changed. I am the same forever. There are those wishing to change the times, seasons and even my word. Hold fast to what you know. Hold fast on what I’ve shown you. Don’t believe the counterfeit. He is coming. Don’t fall by the wayside. Stay strong in faith. Those in the valley of decision, choose a side.

I will spit lukewarm out of my mouth. I desire faith. What will I find when I come? Will I find faith? Go forth in the assignments I’ve given you. The world is waiting. My sons and daughters are being revealed. Those hidden are coming out. Harvest is here. Revival is here. Greater than you’ve ever seen. Miracle, signs and wonders .

Greater works will my people do. They will speak and mountains will move. I’m calling them forth. Dreams. I’m pouring out my Spirit. Children seek me with your dreams. I desire to speak with you. Turn off the noise.

Great deception is coming upon your land. Stand firm. Stay close to me. I will tell you truth.

The slight of the eye. Like a magic trick. To fool the masses. I am forewarning you. Don’t believe it. Don’t follow man. Follow me. Only the strong in faith will survive what will come. Even my elect will be fooled. Your desires aren’t my desires. Don’t idolize man. Look to me. I am your help. Call on me and I will answer

Yeshua

End of word

Bless you all

Your sister in the faith

Tara

Scriptures for reference

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

Revelation 22:12 KJV

“And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.”

Joshua 10:25 KJV

“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

Daniel 7:25 KJV

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”

Joel 3:14 KJV

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

Romans 8:19 KJV

“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.”

John 14:12 KJV

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 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.”

Mark 16:17-18 KJV

You’re not taught this in the world

The Lord has been dealing with me to put these words out that He has laid on my heart. He wants me to encourage you to read His Word and apply it to your life. He is watching us. Regardless of what you think is happening, He is, in fact, taking notice of His creation. He cares about what we are doing, and how we are living. He IS speaking. Now whether you can hear is another thing altogether. It takes being intentional seeking Him out, and He says in His word that you will find him.  (Jeremiah 29:13)

Hebrews 4:12 says that the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the diving asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


The Word of God is alive! That is what that passage in Hebrews is saying to us. It’s God-breathed as it says in 2 Timothy; Inspired by the Holy Spirit. It reveals us to us and reveals God to us. You learn His character through the Bible. You learn what His voice sounds like, and how He deals with mankind.  

You can’t hide from the Spirit of God. Once you read the Word, it shows you yourself in the pages, and the stories of those who came before us. We get instructions from God, and the world. But who do we follow? Who do we listen to? The bible is our compass on how to live. You will find, as the days and years’ progress that most look at the bible as outdated, and unnecessary. Don’t let that be your way of thinking.


Society’s tolerance for anything and everything, is not a pass for the Believer to do as they want. Likewise, Christians who align themselves with the world is not an example on how to live. Become a fruit inspector if you haven’t already. Even with that, do all things in love. We never want to stumble another brother or sister. Be an example of someone set apart for God without condemning your brother or sister. Judge all things righteously.  (John 7:24)

We are in the world but we aren’t of this world. You will find a separation taking place where it will become obvious who is who. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must live for Him, and be lovers of truth and righteousness. Also, serve one another, instead of being self serving. The world says, “Do you and don’t worry about the next!” I used to say that as well, and believed it. Yet that isn’t what God wants. He wants us to love one another and help each other in our walk. 

We are all in different stages; however, don’t use that to Lord over someone, or to mock someone else. The mature ones should help the babies, and I’m not speaking on length in the ministry, I’m speaking of whether you are ingesting milk or solid foods, and your manner of life. That is an indicator of maturity, not years saved.

Love on eachother. Help one another.


Read the passage below out loud. Get it in your spirit. It will bless you when dealing with your brother or sister. 

Faith comes by hearing, so practice as often as you can to read the word aloud to yourself. Don’t miss this key and revelation that the Holy Spirit revealed to me. 

Bless you all, and make an effort daily to read the bible and pray.

Romans 14:10-15:7 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 So why do you condemn another believer[a]? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For the Scriptures say,

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bend to me,
    and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.[b]’”

12 Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. 13 So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.

14 I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong. 15 And if another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don’t let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died. 16 Then you will not be criticized for doing something you believe is good. 17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.

20 Don’t tear apart the work of God over what you eat. Remember, all foods are acceptable, but it is wrong to eat something if it makes another person stumble. 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another believer to stumble.[c] 22 You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right. 23 But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.[d]

Living to Please Others

15 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me.”[e] Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.

Footnotes:

  1. 14:10 Greek your brother; also in 14:10b131521.
  2. 14:11 Or declare praise for God. Isa 49:1845:23 (Greek version).
  3. 14:21 Some manuscripts read to stumble or be offended or be weakened.
  4. 14:23 Some manuscripts place the text of 16:25-27 here.
  5. 15:3 Greek who insult you have fallen on me. Ps 69:9.

My dream of Jesus and the candles

Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning. 


Luke 12:35
If you follow me, you know that I am a dreamer. Not in the whimsical way of fantasy, but in a spiritual way, where God communicates with me. (Some of you still call that fantasy…) But truly, it is amazing and I love to go to sleep, because my dream life is so vivid. I know many of you can relate, because God is pouring out His Spirit in these days. 

I had this particular dream that I am going to share with you on November 29, 2018. 

Jesus was in my dream speaking to many ladies. There were so many… more than I could even count. They were all standing in front of Jesus holding a candle with a fire lit. He said to some of the ladies that their fire will go out and to others it will never go out. He was specific – “Yours will go out,” and “Yours will last forever” that type of thing.
He said to one “You seek a title,” and to another “You seek fame and fortune,” to another “You seek me only.”  I was standing beside Him observing all of this, and I asked Him “Why?” He said because of the intent of their heart. Those seeking fame, fortune and title will have the fire but it will go out. 
“And those with a heart for my people and ministering in sincerity, the fire will never go out. My Spirit will stay rested upon them. I am looking at the heart. “

This was a sobering dream – a warning dream, and the Lord said to share it with this message, and those with ears to hear will receive. Jesus said that some of our lights will burn forever and some will go out, even though it’s burning right now. Many will be deceived and caught up with the cares of this world, believing they are saved. It will be like the scripture in Matthew that says, many will say Lord we prophesied in your name, and He said that He never knew them. That is found here: Matthew 7:21-23

The Candle represents the light of God/Light of Christ.

We are living in a time where it will become apparent who the true Christians are. Many call themselves servants and followers of Jesus, but a line will be drawn. The rubber will meet the road, and the truth will show. The Lord is not mocked. Whatsoever we sow, we shall reap. (Galatians 6:7-9)

Check yourself

Our motives are important to God. We must test ourselves daily whether we are in the faith or not.( 2 Corinthians 13:5) We have the ability to pretend, and can show one face to the world and another to our brothers and sisters in Christ, but all faces are seen by God. He is saying to us that He is watching, and things in the dark will come to light. You don’t want your candle burning out and losing the light of Christ. That is a scary thought!

Daily we make choices, and those choices affect our life either immediately or down the road. This is a spiritual and natural law- reaping and sowing. You can’t get away from it, therefore, we must make wise choices. 

I think, well, actually I know, because I have been guilty of this: When we don’t always see immediate results of our bad decisions, we tend to think all is well, and that we have gotten away with something. When the reaping season comes we don’t always understand why all hell is breaking loose because we don’t contribute it to the thing(s) we may have done in the past (or present.)  Ecclesiastes 8:11-12.

In other words, we cannot do whatever we want, no matter how much that is encouraged in the world. And as a former free spirit who did whatever she wanted, I can attest that God does not approve of that type of mindset and lifestyle.

Opposition

You will face opposition living a holy and set apart life for God. Expect it. If you read your Word, you will see that true Christ followers always had opposition from the world because they were different. There was; however, a remnant of true followers. Same will be true today. I encourage you to fight the good fight of faith. This is a fight. Didn’t you know? The enemy is after our soul.

It’s important to realize that we are deceived because he shows up as an angel of light, and not with red horns. For example, as a job that keeps you from church and/or your family. He shows up in putting lying thoughts, that are contrary to what God says about you, in your mind- Lies that shake you and make you question if it’s even worth it being a Christian. He shows up as doubt, mistrust of God, and condemnation. He will come wherever he sees an opening, believe me. 

Moreover, we must pray daily for God to strengthen us from fear of man, which is a genuine fear. We don’t want to water down God’s Word for fear of how it will be received. Daily we see and hear of reports of people in the world increasing in their hate of anything relating to Jesus. Good is spoken of as evil, and evil as good in today’s society. The bible is getting pushed out, and not looked upon as an authority on how we should live. People are worshipping the universe, and not the one who created it. There is alot going on and it will get worse. If the Lord tarry, this will be a real test of faith for us as a body of believers.

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom as the Bible says. People can kill our body only but God is the one who can raise us from the dead to eternal life. So fear God above man. (Matthew 10:26-28)

In a Nutshell

So what am I saying? This world and its cares are falling away. With that in mind, what manner of person should you be? What’s important to you? Living for the day, or eternally? What about your family? What are you striving after? (2 Peter 3:10)  Where does your heart lie? 


Build yourself up daily in your most holy faith, and surround yourself with people who are walking with God, as iron sharpens iron. I say it over and over when I write and speak, that we are one body and we need each other. We aren’t meant to walk this walk alone.

Consequently, we choose good or evil every day. Somehow, we think that we can continue to walk the line, be nasty to others, hold grudges, back bite, sow discord etc, and think God isn’t watching or because as I stated earlier, no repercussions have occurred. God desires us all to be saved and is patient with us, but that will not always be the case. Yes, He is merciful, and full of loving kindness, but never forget He is the lion of Judah and one day we will all stand before Him to give an account.

Mandate

I am careful with my words now because I will give an account for every word that I speak. I didn’t always think that way, and I still fall short, but by the grace of God, as I keep growing in my knowledge of Him, reading and studying the bible, I am more conscious of how I walk this Christian walk daily. (Matthew 12:36) I encourage you to do the same.

We must live in this world, but we better wear it like a loose garment so that we aren’t caught up in it, because our very lives depend on it. We are in the last hour, and Jesus will return soon. I don’t know a date, and neither do you, but I know we are to watch and pray. In the meantime, lets preach the gospel and make disciples, knowing that Jesus is with us. 

Love people, speak about the goodness of our Saviour, enjoy the blessings that God bestows upon you, but check your motives daily. Are you seeking recognition? Title? Fame and/or fortune? Or do you genuinely want to see people saved? He said some specific words in my dream. Seek HIM ONLY. That is our mandate. Seek God and His righteousness. Keep the main things the main thing. He will take care of everything else according to His will.

Let’s keep pressing, leaning on the Lord daily for ALL of our needs. Will we be people who trust God for their salvation, but not their daily needs? He knows what we need, and will take care of us, even give us the desires of our hearts, but there is a condition. (Matthew 6:33:   ; Psalm 37:4)

Trust and lean on Him every day, understanding that He promised to direct our path. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
God loves us! So much that He sent His son, Jesus to die for us sinners. He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that we could live! To save us!

Now what manner of love is that?!

Blessings.

Urgent Prophetic Message: What are you looking at?

It’s time for a self-check

introspection

I am a dreamer, both literally and figuratively. The Lord has been downloading dreams to me for years that have intensified over the last year. In the past month, He has been giving me interpretation, and teaching me how to understand what He is showing me to help myself and for others that He gives dreams to that are connected to me. This is all very cool, and awesome, but some of the dreams are terrifying. Lately, I’ve been seeing end times events, and I understand that prophetically these things must take place, but as I look upon them, its frightening, and I feel compassion for those who don’t know Him. Many don’t understand the times we are living in. They have eyes but don’t see. (Acts 28: 26-27)

Comparatively, many feel the same way today. They are looking around at the natural disasters occurring all over the world, the demons manifesting in people with all of the violence and erratic behavior, a huge moral decline, political unrest and more, and its frightening. It’s no wonder, people are asking, “What is going on?” But I ask again, “What are you looking at?”

You see, what you look at you empower. What goes through our eyes is powerful. Have you ever heard that the eyes are the window to the soul? It’s a saying from William Shakespeare, yet there is a scripture regarding this as well, read Matthew 6: 22-23. The soul is our mind, will and emotions, and what we take in affect those areas greatly. What you look at, and focus on will not only affect your outlook on life and current circumstances but your behavior.

Faith requires focus

Did you know that? Faith requires intentional focus on God. It can’t be by logic and reason because faith doesn’t make sense. If I were to focus on the devastating parts of the dreams I have or even all the terrible things taking place on the earth, then it would affect me mentally, and emotionally. I would entertain, and feed into it, as if this was the only life I had. Similarly to many out there, I would do whatever I wanted and live as if there was no tomorrow, because it’s not promised anyway.

But I have a hope of eternal life and I hold on to that hope! There is eternal life after death for me, and you also, if you accept Jesus as your Savior, Messiah and King.  I believe Jesus, so with that in mind, I can’t focus on events that were prophesied to take place. I am to watch and pray. What that means is to pay attention and be aware of the times that we are in, pray without ceasing, and share the gospel, which is the good news about Jesus.

There is hope! If you were to only focus on what the mainstream media is pushing to us all, it’s easy to lose hope, and put you in a negative, hate filled form of mind. However, I want you to be aware that there are only a few companies that own about 90% of all major media outlets that give us our news and tv programming. There is an agenda, and I’ll give you a hint (control out of chaos–controlled chaos) Moreover, there is alot of social engineering and brainwashing going on, so keep in mind that there is an agenda and they control the narrative.

We as people, have been watched for a long time, and contrary to popular belief, the devil is patient. He has been around longer than we have and he knows us. He watches our habits, and he has empowered the kings of the world, just like in biblical times. Nothing has changed except the modern time that we live in. There is nothing new under the sun, as King Solomon so eloquently said in Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Jesus is the only way. The world as we know it, will end. People know this and some feel like worshipping satan/lucifer puts them on the winning side, but every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus is Lord! Glory to God!

Here is a Word from the Lord that I received September, 9, 2018:

“To my children, I am coming soon. Wait for me, watch for me. I will not delay. My reward is with me. I have spoken.”

When I got that message, I sat quietly for a few moments and then I started to cry out, “Lord have mercy!” He said His reward was with Him. Read Revelation 22: 12-14.

The cost is too great

People, we can’t afford to focus on the world. Be aware, yes, but not shaken and stirred to the point of a negative action on your part. We must be mindful of what we take in our eye and ear gates, because our focus can make the difference of death or eternal life.

Are you focusing on past failures? If so, how can you see what God is doing in, and around you? Life happens to us all, and I am not taking away from your pain by any means. I have experienced my fair share and more, but I keep looking at God, who is the author and finisher of my faith. Looking at past failures or current world situations can cause you to be depressed, or become bitter, both emotions open the door for the devil to come set up shop with his minions. It takes intentionality to refocus, casting down all thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God.  (2 Corinthians 10: 5-6)

Our society is heading towards civil and ethnic chaos. There is such a great division in the world and that is BY DESIGN. As a matter of fact, it’s here already, but all of this hate will soon come to a climax, and people are choosing sides in the natural and spiritual. There are only 2 kingdoms: The kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, and I want you to wake up to this fact, as so many are asleep. People ask, “Are you woke?” and they refer to black people being of Hebrew origin, but I ask if you’re woke to Jesus soon return? Are you woke to the times that we are living in?

My daughter had a dream a few years ago about the sleeping church. We are the church. The Lord keeps bringing this dream back to me. We are sleeping now, in this dispensation of time. Here is the dream:  She was in a big church and there was a full congregation, and the pastor was preaching and then he snapped his fingers and every head fell down asleep except hers. Once they fell asleep his shell of a body fell and hit the pulpit but now a demon was in its place and he turned and looked at my daughter and she said, (his look was as if to say, “how can you see me?”) and then he snapped his fingers again and the people woke up but they didn’t notice that the demon was preaching. They didn’t see or perceive it. and she woke up.

Right Vs. Left

People are standing to the right and left and drawing lines in the sand, even Christians who are supposed to be the light and show love to even the “unlovable” ones. The Word says that in the last days the love of many would wax cold. (Matthew 24:12) Anger begets anger; likewise, hate begets hate. Only love can conquer these feelings. We have to stop being apart of the division and show the love of Christ. SHOW LOVE, as we are all people sharing this human experience.

Who’s focusing on God and His word? Who? I see Christians on social media feeding into the dogma being put out. No, I am not saying to ignore it, but there is a way to handle these things, as men and women of God. Your conversations and social media posts shouldn’t focus on the problem more than the solution, which is Jesus Christ. We should all be pointing people to Him. He is our hope. If you keep looking and talking like the world, you will start to believe what is put out, and your love will wax cold. What you feed will grow.

salvation in jesus memeThere is not a man or woman on earth that can solve our issues. We need Jesus and should be praying for His return. And why are we surprised by the actions of unsaved people? Whether that’s people you personally know or see on tv. Why the surprise? The Lord tells us to inspect the fruit of the tree. A good tree does not produce rotten fruit and a rotten tree does not produce good fruit. People who’s fruit do not reflect the love and fellowship of Jesus Christ should not incite a debate in you. What do you expect them to do? God is the only one that changes people, He makes us into a new creature, with a renewed mind. Our mind is constantly renewed by what we feed it and what we look at.

What are you looking at?

Where’s your focus? We all want peace in the world, but there is no real peace without God. Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of God. If I, and my fellow Christians were to walk in love and the fruits of the Spirit, the peace and joy that radiates through us will transcend to others.

I can’t be apart of the problem, because there is enough bickering going on. I don’t like it, nor do I entertain it. Many things I hear about or catch a video clip of hurt my heart, and I say, “Come Lord Jesus.” because I know that He is the only solution. Many are losing their loved ones daily, and I understand this level of pain. Moreover, I know the Comforter, and although loved ones are leaving this earth and resting, we are here to battle still and to mourn, yet we don’t mourn as those without hope. He put us in the world with His Holy Spirit and we, as Spirit filled Christians, are supposed to be here making a difference in the world, but that isn’t happening.

In spite of all of that, what I do know, and trust, is the written and rhema Word of God. I received a Word while going through Chemotherapy, and God said, on March 28, 2017, “There will be a revival in America. The darkness will arise, but your light will shine even brighter.” I say “Hallelujah!” to that. Our light, as believers, will shine even brighter! Faith is the substance of things hoped for but not seen. Hope that you can see is not hope at all.

My hope is in Jesus. I have faith in the Word of God. I believe Him when He said that we would do greater things. Miracles, signs and wonders, follow those who believe. Don’t be discouraged, adjust your eyes. Pray and ask the Lord to increase your faith and discernment. Jesus is alive and on the throne! No matter what it looks like, WE WIN!!!!

You are welcomed and encouraged to share this message.

Be Blessed

Perspective. What’s yours?

The secret to life…

I was praying about some things and people that God laid on my heart and also those that I know are going through. Once I stopped and sat quietly to just listen, He said, “Perspective.”

He gave me these scriptures:  Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 1:12-14 and Philippians 4:11-12.

 

I read and studied them as I reflected on my life, circumstances and state of mind.

 

Perspective means a mental view or prospect.

 

-attitude

-mindset

-viewpoint

-way of looking

 

It’s how you view things. And how many know that HOW you VIEW things is EVERYTHING?

Have you heard the saying that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of HOW you react to it?” Your reactions are tied to your viewpoint of said situations. How do you interpret what is going on? Our attitude and perspective, shapes our beliefs and desires.

 

What if your perspective was that life happens? Things will occur and you have to role with it? Or that woe is me because life happens and you lose all coping mechanisms, when things are tough?

 

I posted a meme before on my Instagram, and I will share it here.fall down stairs meme

It sums up my perspective as it relates to life. Walking with God through my various trials has helped me to grow stronger in this viewpoint. I understand that He is with me, and I will not fall.

 

 

Situations, especially tough ones, show us what we are made of.

 

 

fight or flightHave you ever heard of fight or flight? I had that bad. I would either stand strong and fight or run away. I would leave relationships when they were too hard, or a job. That is a natural response to a perceived harmful event, attack or threat to survival. It could be something mentally or physically, but you may want to run away from it to not deal with it. Or you  may stay and fight through it. Fight or flight is how we deal with stress. Perspective will help in this instance as well

Through my trials I’ve learned endurance. I am actually living out Philippians 4: 11,12. I have learned to be content in all situations. Consequently, I know what it’s like to have plenty and not so much. I don’t put that on the enemy either. I know that the Lord is making, shaping and molding me. I am a willing servant, and have the understanding that in the making process things get chopped off. In the fire it burns sometimes, but we come out pure as gold.

 

 

God provides ALL of my needs.

 

Brief Testimony

 

Over the last 2 years, our finances went from 2 incomes to 1. Needless to say, that is a huge change when it happens right after purchasing your first home, with 2 car notes, insurance, children, and all the daily expenses that come with living. We were used to plenty. We ate out regularly, socialized and attended movies and what not. We did allot that required money. I paid for whatever my children wanted to do, because I worked a lot and although I was gone to work, they had the funds to do what they needed. (Later I came to understand that they needed me, more than the money)

What am I saying? I am saying that I had a choice. God said to leave my salon while I was going through cancer. He said that He had something better for me and that He wanted me to merge into who I was. That it was time for me to be in ministry. This is part of my ministry–teaching through writing and speaking on my weekly broadcast. I could have chosen to obey or disobey, as my free will permitted.

What I found was that Jesus was no longer my first love, but making money, keeping up my lifestyle, and being able to buy what I wanted was. I didn’t know it at the time, until He allowed me to be sat down. My perspective had to change, and it has.Glory to God! God has been taking care of me, and my family. What do your actions say about your perspective? Think about it. What situation do you find yourself in currently? How do you view it?

 

 

 

Renewed Mind

 

Now, I understand that everyone does not have that perspective, but I am encouraging you to adapt it. I am pleading with you to believe the report of the Lord who promises to never leave nor forsake you. He says that we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ and no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper. Do you believe that? Not understand it in theory, but BELIEVE it?  Do you have confidence it it’s truth even without the absolute proof of seeing it. That’s faith. True faith. You don’t know cause you don’t SEE it, but you TRUST and absolutely BELIEVE because God says so. You believe HE is so and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Faith is the substance of things hoped for yet not seen. This will keep you. Faith will keep you in a peaceful place. A place where you wait on the Lord and be of good courage. Knowing that others are suffering afflictions as well will keep you. Sharing testimonies and fellowshipping with your brothers and sisters will keep you.

Our present suffering does not compare to the joy that awaits us. Let’s keep the main thing (Jesus) the main thing. The enemy wants us in bondage. He wants us in the bondage of fear. Fear of losing what we have, fear of death, fear of perception, so much fear. He wants us to walk by sight and not faith. He wants us to be all in our emotions and our flesh. It takes intentionality and a changed mindset to walk out our faith in a courageous way. It take a renewed mind to disconnect from what the masses are doing. You can live and enjoy your life, but understand that God and His kingdom must be your portion. It must be your focus. God promises to work everything else out for you if you seek His Kingdom and it’s righteousness because one things for sure, He knows what you stand in need of. (Matthew 6:33,34)

 

 

Endurance of Trials

 

IMG_0467Cancer taught me that my total dependency is on God. I couldn’t save my life, nor could money. Only God can do that. There are millionaires that die from cancer even after trying all types of treatments. My vehicles, home, and whatever else couldn’t save me. Understand that our jobs can’t save us. Most of us are a paycheck away from homelessness. Do you know that? What if the banks closed and you didn’t have access to your money? What if there was a blackout? Do you see what I’m saying? Or a natural disaster where you must evacuate. WHO do you depend on? Don’t wait until disaster to call on God for help. You need to have Him now! And have Him in the proper prospective. Choose to follow Him today!

Losing my mom suddenly was super tough for me to go through. I learned that I could do nothing to change that; however, the Lord let His Spirit fall upon me and gave me peace. My dad was dying from cancer as we both were battling and all of that hurt like you cannot believe and still hurts today because I miss them so much. I then lost my beautiful young cousin suddenly from Lupus complications. They are all resting and I am still here going through. Death of loved ones hurt, yet I still choose to adopt the viewpoint of: Things change–It will be ok. I never thought it would be ok suffering that type of pain, but time heals. It makes things more bearable. Focusing on the Lord, living for Him, helping others and getting out of my own head, makes it better. Understanding that my life woes are not everything. Sometimes we need to get out of our box, and look around. There are many that have less, and are happier. Why? Perspective.

The End of the Matter

In conclusion, My perspective changed through the loss of both my parents, battling stage 3 breast cancer and a huge change in my financial status. I can’t add one cubit to my life! Not even one. God is my source for everything. The constant has always been God. He does not and has not changed in any way. I’ve grown to love Him so much more. I know Him and He knows me. God knows my name, and it is written in the Lambs book of life. I understand that He chose me for such a time as this, and regardless of any situation I look to the Hills where my help comes from.

Sadly, this world is in labor pains, and as a people we are all experiencing some form of trial and tribulation in our life, whether we are directly or indirectly connected to it. We are in the end times, and the birth pains are progressive. Things will not get better until Jesus comes. Man CANNOT save us or make life better, no matter what they say. Peace and security is an illusion and delusion, and once it’s said (and it will be said) (1 Thessalonians 5:3) then sudden destruction will come upon the Earth as we have never seen. That is a prophecy. Trust in God!  Jesus is the way, truth and life. (John 14:6) I am excited for His return, yet sad for all that is occurring in the world. But these things must take place.

Finally, I encourage you to ponder this question: What’s your perspective on life?

The secret to life is Perspective. 

 

The Lie We Tell Ourselves

 

The Lie

 

Everyone lies in one way or another. Small lie, big lie, white lie, red lie ( I just threw that one in there) When speaking on lies, people say things like, “It was just a small white lie” or “It wasn’t that big of a deal. You know it’s true.

When we say we don’t lie, we are in fact lying.

We can definitely be someone who keeps it real, and on the up and up for the most part. Yet even when trying to protect someone, we may tell them a different truth to not hurt their feelings.  We may lie and tell our children that there is a Santa Clause and Tooth Fairy. Innocent right? Sure, but it isn’t true. We may lie when scared as Sarai was when God called her out on her lie. He asked why did she laugh when He said that she would have a child, and she said that she didn’t laugh. She absolutely laughed. (Genesis 18: 9-15) So she lied.

We lie out of ignorance. We may believe something, but may not know all the facts, so we answer. Like Peter, when he said he would never disown Jesus. Jesus told him that he would and Peter said that he never would. (Matthew 26: 31-35) And of course, he did. In his defense, he truly felt that he wouldn’t. Yet Peter lied all 3 times when asked if he knew Jesus, and he was a disciple! He walked with Jesus. Deep.

Who wants to be called a liar? Not me. That word hurts. As a matter of fact, when called a liar, your immediate response is, “I’m not a liar!”

Children lie often. They are fearful of consequences.

People also lie by omission. I use to lie often by omission. Also, directly if you asked about my business and I didn’t think it was your business.

These aren’t the lies I’m talking about when I say, “The Lie we tell ourselves.”

We need Jesus. Clearly right? We need the Holy Spirit to help us.

 

 

Lies are comfortable.

 

 

To the Believers

The lie that I’m speaking of is that we don’t have to be sanctified to God. That’s a lie we tell ourselves. That is a lie from the pits of hell! Truly. We tell ourselves that we can live however we want. We are still saved by grace and loved by God. Yes we are, but where are you on your journey with God? How’s your mindset? How’s your peace? Your joy? Your abundant living? How is everything going? Because that comfortable lie will have you far removed from God. That comfortable lie will have you living like the people of the world, and saying “God knows my heart,” but making no changes whatsoever. [bctt tweet=”Yes, you are saved by grace. And I’m talking to my saved people right now, but you can’t take God for granted.” username=”AuthorTTucker”]

You do know that God says that you must die to sin? Right? Read Romans 6.

 

Sin will be your master. You may think you can control it but it will control you.

I remember thinking I could smoke my weed because I had a legal card and I had rules for myself. I wouldn’t smoke on bible study days or Sundays. How many know I broke those rules? Sin had become my master and I would try to reason with it. That stronghold was super strong on me. I remember getting up like 6 am one Sunday and literally fought back and forth with myself because I wanted to smoke. Wake and bake as it’s called. Yea, I wanted that. That particular Sunday, church was starting in a few hours, and I couldn’t shake the urge to smoke. It was so strong. I was fighting – battling within myself. I knew it was wrong but my flesh won that fight that morning. “Tara what are you doing?” I would ask myself, but I wasn’t yet strong in Spirit, and there I was drinking coffee and smoking a blunt. That thing had me. I was ashamed. I needed help but it was strong on me. People say weed isn’t addictive. It most certainly is! I went to church still and I cried out of shame, and cried to God, “Help me!!!”

One of the problems, was that I was reasoning with myself that it was ok because I needed it medically. I know there are many amazing uses for the Hemp plant, but when you are smoking weed, you want to keep smoking weed, because it feels good. Then you are smoking when there is no pain. (This is my story. I am not speaking on anyone but me) My medical card said I needed the weed, so I said it was necessary. It was a lie really. I needed God. I needed to truly give myself to Him. He is a Healer. I needed to trust Him with my cares and concerns. My issue at that time was not physical as so much as mental and emotional and the weed kept me calm.

That’s just one lie. I would lie about things to keep up appearances. Babiieeee that is exhausting! Be yourself. Social Media will have you all messed up. So I write about freedom. I write about the freedom of walking in my identity in Christ and in truth. Lies are bondage. Truth is freedom! But freedom, this type of freedom, come with honesty.

Let God be God

 

How many know that God has a peace that far exceeds weed, alcohol or any drug? His peace surpasses all thoughts. The world can’t give you that peace. And the smoking is of the world.

 

Once that stronghold was removed, I went further in God. Hallelujah! I started to hate what he hated and love what he loved. There are levels and we are our own stumbling block. We can pray for something over and over and wonder why it won’t manifest. It could be sin that you are harboring in your life. It could be unforgiveness that you are holding in your heart. Our God is Holy. He doesn’t operate in sin. Many times our blessings are on the other side of our obedience.

God is moving and He loves to give good gifts to His children, but you can be limiting what He is willing to do for you. Think of a parent child relationship. He is our Father. He does discipline us. He also rewards us; however, He is not a genie in a bottle that you can just keep asking for things and make no changes in your life. What does He want from you? He wants your love, worship and obedience. He wants you to listen to Him because He created you and knows what is best for you. He wants you to follow Jesus as the ultimate example of how to live and treat people. He wants you to operate in the Spirit. Flow in your gifts and be a blessing to people. God is into people. The people business, not things, but if you put Him first, He will give you things. He knows the desires of your heart. Things are a perk. Favor is the best!

God does show mercy and we are grateful for that, because we all have fallen short. We can’t do anything apart from Him, but everything through Him, because He strengthens us to do so. (Philippians 4:13)

 

He created us. We are created beings. He is our CREATOR. He is the POTTER. We are the clay.

So let’s wrap this up: What do you think of the most? Things of God? or things of the world? Spiritual things? or Fleshly things? That is for you to answer to yourself. We must check ourselves to make sure we are still walking with God in truth. Let’s not lie to ourselves. If you belong to God you ARE NOT obligated to do what your flesh wants. The Holy Spirit within you will help you. But it won’t force you. This is where people get confused. You have to yield to the Spirit and be OBEDIENT to the Spirit. It is easy to say, “Well God let me.” and “He didn’t stop me so it must be ok.” or “God can take this away from me whenever he wants.”

Yes, He sure can but do you want it taken away? Is that your prayer? Are you working on being kind? Can you be quiet and not have the last word? Are you throwing packs of cigarettes away? Are you trying daily?  I use to throw my paraphernalia in the trash, and sometimes I would go get it out. I was trying. It had me, and at first I was ok with it, but later I wasn’t, when I realized that I was no longer in control of it. Addiction is a stronghold. It can be food, drugs, alcohol, sex, porn, etc. Are you addicted to anything? You don’t have to tell me. That’s a question for you. Bind the strongman. You are not powerless if you have the Holy Spirit inside of you. God says whatever we bind in Heaven will be bound on earth and whatever we loose in Heaven will be loosed in the earth. (Matthew 18:18)

Self-Reflect

Have you told yourself that it’s ok to act a certain way or do certain things because God knows your heart? Are you walking and living as a child of God? When people see you do they know by your lifestyle that you follow God? Or are you compromising? Are you riding the fence? Or being double minded? Don’t believe the lie. Jesus is the truth. Period. If you are for Him, walk in truth and be for Him. (1 John 1:9)   (Colossians 3:5) Satan is a liar! A sneaky conniving liar. He is so subtle with some of them too. You will start to question it like: “Well God didn’t really say this or that?…Or “This is just a principle and it’s not like a law or rule or anything.” I use to say how God made the herbs and it was good. I found a scripture to back it up. It was true, but I was misusing it to suit my way of thinking.  I was comfortable in my lie until it became uncomfortable to me. I answered the call to go higher in God. That meant dying to self. My self will. I had to decrease so that He could increase. Daily! (Matthew 16:24)

Let that be your prayer: “Lord let me decrease, so that you can increase in my life. Father in the name of Jesus I ask that you strengthen me. Lord remove anything that is not of you! Forgive me for ___________________________. I decree that from this moment forward, I will start fresh and new. Help me with my unbelief, and strengthen my faith in you. Rebuke the devourer for my sake. I want more of you Lord and less of me. Get me out of my own way.” in Jesus name, Amen.

It’s a process

Jesus said if we deny Him in front of people then He will deny us in front of His Father. (Matthew 10:33) We as God’s people have been set apart specifically for His use. And yes He does know our hearts, and He loves us. I am so thankful for His love and mercy. We are a new creation when we become saved. The old has passed away. (2 Corinthians 5:17) However, It is a process. You must continue to move forward. I can only speak what I know. I read my word, I pray and I have learned from my experiences and encounters with God.  I am thankful because as it says in Philippians 1:6, “And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” God is not done with any of us.

I didn’t realize the stronghold that was upon me. I was busy in church. I was helpful to people outside of church. I loved God and people. I worked and things were productive there, but my household was in disarray. It wasn’t as peaceful as it should have been. Also, I smoked, drank, had anger outburst, and lacked patience and self-control. For who I was purporting to be, that should not have been the case.  Our Christian households should be together. Our marriages on point, the children being taught correctly. Discipleship starts in the home first. Not outside. I was believing the lie that said to me all was well because I was active in church. People lie in church to themselves all the time. They leave and go back to their life which does not mimic Sunday morning. Being able to walk this thing out forreal is amazing. I am excited. God is good!!

I was finally set free, and now I can truly say that I worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

I want you;likewise, to be free if you’re bound. If you are not where you want to be in God. If you feel that you aren’t progressing, look at your life. Examine yourself.

 

Scriptural references for you: 1 Corinthians 6:11;   2 Peter 1:2-4;   2 Timothy 2:21;   Galatians 2:20

Be Blessed

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