Saturday, December 17, 2011

believe God and don't listen to the liars

Guess who is back!!!!!!

Thats right the Christian Chattanooga TN loves to HATE.

Lets gets to it. In Matt 14 the disciples were sent out on a boat and they ran into a massive storm, They are all in the boat afraid for their lives as the storm rages around them. They look out and they see Jesus walking on the water toward them. The disciples think it must be a ghost. But Jesus tells them not to be afraid that its really him. Peter says well if its you then call me out to walk on the water.

Hold up

Now, I don't know about you guys but when i look at water much less raging storm water I ussually don't consider walking on it as a possibility. But the word of God says in

Matt 19:26 .. with men this is immpossible with God all things are possible

Jesus says "Come". Peter steps out the boat and walks on the water. Then he gets distracted and starts looking at the storm and he begins to sink. As long as Peter was focused on the word of God he was able to do the miraculous but as soon as he started to move in fear based on what he saw and heard he began to sink.

Isa 11:5 His delight is in the fear of the lord, and he shall not judge by the sight of his eyes nor decide by the hearing of his ears

Storms are symbolic of trials. If you got trouble today thats a storm in your life. You have to learn not to judge the outcomes of storms by what you see or what you hear. You may see a great army looking to take you down. You may see a doctors report of a evil disease. But if you are a child of God your reality is not what you see or hear its what God said. You have to move in Faith and not Fear. Of course your enemies are going to try to sow fear and pain in your life. They will lie in a attempt to get you to act in Fear. But the word of god says

Eph 5:6 Let no one decive you with empty words for because of these things the wraith of God comes upon the sons of disobedence

Don't listen to your enemies... listen to God. Your enemies are liars just like thier spirtual father

John 8:44 [speaking of the devil] He is a liar and the father of it

Rom 3:4 Let God be true and every man a liar

God's word is true. Anything you see or hear that does not line up with the word of god is a lie.

I'm going to repeat that, ANYTHING you hear, see, smell, think or feel that does not line up with the word of God is a lie from the pits of hell or Aminocola highway. (inside joke)

Now listen the motavation behind your spirtual attack is this simple. The devil wants you to believe what you see and hear over Gods word. He is attacking your faith. For example in the book of Job, Satan was talking about Job to God and said

Job 1:11 But now stretch out your hand and touch all that he has and he will surely curse you to your face

Satan just stated that the desired goal of the trial for him was to attack all that he had meaning what he could see, touch or feel in order to get Job to curse God. The enemy is trying to talk you out of your faith.So when the enemy comes and tells you that this will happen or that will happen or the enemy drives its cars in big circles wasting gas or the enemy spends over a million dollars going after a three thousand dollar car. You have to understand that what you see does not matter its what God said that matters. I know to the unsaved mind that sounds crazy , but the word says

1 Cor 1:18 For the message of the cross is fullishness to thoose who are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

My enemies say you are crazy you talk to a god you caqn;t see

My enemies say you are a fool to trust god with your saftey

My enemies say we can see you naked

My enemies say we talk about you

My enemies say we dont care about God

My enemies say we will always hate you eventhough we don't know you.

My enemies say god doesn't hear your prayers.

You are not getting a healing.. just because you no longer need reading glasses or contacts.. DUH!

My enemies NEED a spirtual ENEMA.

My enemies have been saying for five years that they would kill me and stop me but the God that they mock has preserved me. I don't know a lot of things i am just a simple guy. Who would have ever thought i would be in this situation. But i tell you now that i am glad for it because it deepened my relationship with Christ. I know him in ways i never would have known him because of this trial.

Ps 119:71 It was good for me that I have been afflicted so that i could learn your ways

So now when you see me driving down the street followed by 100 cars and i am smiling and happy as a born again christian at a TD Jakes megafest you will know its because my eyes are upon the lord and not you. I am fully invested in the word of God. I belive the word and not what i see or hear. The God that created the universe and me said

Isa 55:11 So shall my word that goes forth from my mouth, it shall not return to me void; But it shall accomplish what i please,And it shall prosper in the thing for which i send it

God says his word will accomplish things, God says his word will prosper in the thing that contains it. I got some word in me and its going to accomplish what pleases my God. In the heat of my trial I have been spirtually matured and made more useful for God. I can look someone in the face and tell them everyone said this.. but look what the Lord has done. I live in a community where people think that trying to murder someone because they have thier own car is a good idea. I live in a community where people would pimp out thier daughters to try to murder someone. I live in a community where pastors and people in authority use thier positions to harm people. Thats where I live, but God sends the brightests lights to the darkesst places and I believe that my testimony can provide hope to the remnant of good people that still are hiding somewhere in chattanooga tn.

The light of God has come to bring thoose few in the city who think murder is wrong, and believe me thier are very few, HOPE. God still LIVES, God still LOVES ... God still SAVES his people

rejoice.. the kingdom is at hand

My enemies have failed because i believe God.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Cross

Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood....

Noun: The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil:

The Cross didn't just free me from the punishment of sin, it also freed me from the effects of sin. It doesn't matter if its sickness, hatred, fear, lack or even people who are controlled by sins. The Blood has given me the power to look at the things that sin has brought into the world and simply say I am free from you by the blood of Jesus.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony...

If sickness comes I rebuke it by the blood of Jesus.

If lack comes i rebuke it by the blood of Jesus.

If persecution comes I stand on the blood of Jesus.

Col 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins

The Blood of Christ has saved me from more than just death. The blood of Christ has delivered me from the lawlessness of the world and granted me access to the kingdom of the most high God. The blood has not only set me free from the wicked world system but it has made me lord over it through Christ Jesus.

Because of the Blood.... I am free

Monday, September 26, 2011

What it looks like when you are on the cross

This post is for people in the heat of the battle. If you are not blood bought and born again you might as well go read drudge report.

I want you to think about this for a second.

What did Jesus look like on the cross? I am not talking about his phenotype or his hair color or his hair style or anything else like that.

Jesus was dirty from dragging a old wooden cross and being beaten in the streets.
Jesus was damaged from being beaten by his enemies
Jesus was ridiculed by the majority of the people
Jesus was opposed by the leaders and authorities of Israel
Jesus was hated because his beliefs were not like everyone else

So if you have enemies who are saying you are dirty and you are damaged. If you have enemies who are ridiculing you and you find yourself opposed by people who should be upholding the law. If you find people saying that your Christian beliefs are strange.

You need to realize that you are on the cross. Your suffering has defeated the Devil and your suffering has made a place for you.

2 Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him

The Cross has been a hard thing for me to personally bear. Its not a easy thing, but it is a God thing. I rejoice in all i have experenced.
I have been hunted and stalked.

Ps 37:32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their very lives;

I have seen the face of the world in a new way, but I have also seen the face of God.

And known the reality of his Love

A few years ago I decided to do what i had to do to follow Christ

Mat 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Despite the nature of the criminal activity I have faced. I feel as thought i have a testimony that can bless someone.

There is a God who cares... even when the entire city is against you...

He still Loves you and keeps you

They look at you and have a look of contempt.... look back, smile and know that Jesus dealt with the same thing.

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Take Peace in Christ

Saturday, September 10, 2011

their is a Devil and he isn't from Jersey

Persecution is a real thing in the world of a believer. Persecution always comes at the birth of significant seasons.

I chr 14:8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.

When David was anointed the Philistines attacked. Anointing always draws attack. You may be on the verge of your miracle ministry and you see all hell breaking out in your life. Thats not a accident. You may be on the verge of trying to make a diffrence in your children's lives and every devil within a 100 mile radius raises up against you. Its not just chance, its by the Devils design that these people have risen against you.

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy

His assignment is to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY your destiny, your dreams, your anointing. The Devil is not playing with you he wants you DEAD in every way possible. He doesn't even want you to leave behind a pleasant memory. He want to strip you of your very dignity and human rights. Make no mistake , the devil HATES you. In the same way that you can see the fruit or personality attributes of Christ reflected in his spiritual children. You can like wise see the devils traits reflected in the devils children.

John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Just a hint, if you run into some people who want to commit murder they are according to scripture children of Satan. I didn't say it , the bible said it. I just agree with what God said.The thing you have to realize about children of Satan is that they are victims of Satan. See the Devil doesn't love them, in fact he is leading them to the same firey burning pit hes headed to.

I used to feel that i had to show the world, I was going to BEAT the Devil. But the truth is hes already beaten and Jesus did it for me at Calvary. Jesus beat that old devil and he wants me to accept that gift and even join him in the victory.

Rom 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you

He said under YOUR feet. Our God is so bad he wants you to experence the same victory over Satan that Lord Jesus did. But we don't have to die on the cross to do it. But we do have to pick up our own cross and die to self. The question is have you accepted the reality of your authority over Satan.

Heb 2:8 and put everything under his feet." In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him.

Everything is subject to Christ, even that devil thats trying to trick you into thinking hes in charge.

Col 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Christ is in you and Christ is at the right hand of the father. Christ is in charge of everything. So what does that mean to you?

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

You have authority and dominon over the devil , his people and the earth if you believe.

You can be super spiritual and say the devil is no match for me. But im going to tell you, yes he is. He will kill you. But he is no match for the God in you.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

You just have to realize, believe and practice the authority Jesus gave you.

Dont listen to the devil, you have authority let him listen to you praise the lord, making positive confessions and rejoicing in the promises and prescence of God. The devil is the accuser of the children of God.

Rev 12:10 ... For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down

and hes a liar

Why listen to that... just smile and go on being blessed.

This week start ignoring the accuser, believing the promises and walking in the authority of Christ.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Take up your cross

Luke 9:23(NIV)
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Following Christ leads to death...

If you really are a disciple of Christ you are going to find yourself being attacked, you are going to find yourself in a war without discharge. You will find yourself at the front line of attack by wicked spiritual forces and these attacks will manifest in the real world. Your enemies are spiritual but they will manifest in the actions of unsaved people. You will find that people who don't know you suddenly hate you. You will find that the worst of humanity will be arrayed against you.

Following Christ has led me to death

But its death of self

When i received the gift of salvation I was amazed at what i had gained for free. I mean I have a relationship with the creator of the universe and his son has made me a part of the family. I am a joint heir with Christ Jesus who stands at the right hand of the father. I was amazed ...

I used to tell people that it was free..

But it has cost me something, it cost me my self. My habits, my desires, my personality, my ego , my sons respect, my personal respect for the city I was born in, the dignity of a community, the moral standing of a city, my pride at some point even my human dignity.

Everything that was me has died for the sake of my beliefs .. for the sake of the Christ...

My self is dead, but scripture says

Romans 6:8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Their is death of self but their is also a brand new life hidden in Christ Jesus. I can remember once praying to God to use me. I never realized what a dangerous prayer that was... before god can use you he has to make you into something he can use..

for me that has been a very long, on going process....

In the course of that process, I have been changed in ways i never thought possible. i used to really believe in the world. i really thought that most people were at some level "good". But I have gotten to see how quickly human beings can treat other human beings like animals for the sake of money. In years past women were my passion and my greatest weakness, now I would rather read my bible than look at a woman. My desire for human contact is at its lowest point in my life. i have seen the filth of the world and it has made me long even more for the kingdom.

I find my self sitting around wondering about when Jesus will return more often than i wonder about meeting people. I have a lot of joy but its all joy based on Gods creation and his manifest power. This trial has been very different from any other trial in my life in that i understand its nature. I used to fight people. But now I understand that my issue is with dark powers and principalities.

What i was is dead.

That puts me in a unique position

See once you are dead... what do you really have to worry about in life? I think the true nature of following Jesus is knowing that it ends in death. but its a death that leads to life.

I have faced 4 years of wickedness. I have seen people doing more evil than I thought possible. but I have also seen God keep me and if i serve a God who can come to the most wicked city in America and keep his servant.

I serve a pretty awesome God.

I have discovered that even in the heart of evil I can still have the joy of Christ and thats cause for me to worship him. I have lost my children, I have lost my family and I still have joy because i know that God allowed it for a purpose. He allowed this trial for a purpose and i don't have to know WHY

I just have to know Who.

I was used by the Christ and I can be happy with that...

Because this DEATH is leading to Life in him

Friday, August 5, 2011

faith is the currency of the kingdom.. how cheap are you

in warfare the enemy comes in what you see but God is in what you don't see

You see a bunch of people seeking your life, you don't see angels standing guard around you

You see a doctors report saying cancer you don't see a scripture that says by his stripes we are healed

You see a birthday cake that says you are one more year past that age when everybody is married you don't see a promise from heaven that says if you delight yourself in him he will give you the desires of your heart

You see yourself as lonely after a divorce but you don't see you have a God who said he would never leave you or forsake you

You have to make a choice do you believe what you see or do you believe God?

If you want to overcome you got to have faith enough to see whats not there and call it into being

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Clouds of Grace

When you look up at the clouds you can't see them moving but they are

In your Christian life you won't all ways see progress

But much like the children of Israel in Exodus, God provides for us daily progress

Daily Grace

Their is daily movement for the clouds even thought they can't see the end of their journey but they trust the wind to provide that movement on a daily basis

God' grace is provided for us on a daily basis. I don't know what the future holds but i know who holds the future. I know that today i have God's grace so why worry about the future.

Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.