"And He said, Come." Matt 14:29
I didn't know one word could pack on power, power for doing the impossible. I figure if you were going to do the impossible, step one would be to find out how. The how depends then on who gave the instruction. Because if it was impossible for them, they wouldn't require it of you independent of them.
Does that remind you of life? People think GOD placed us in this world to figure things out on our own but that could not be farther than the truth. We were supposed to do life with JESUS. He promised to bring glory to His Name when we lift Him high.
So when JESUS asked Peter to Come, He was essentially saying, "All my resources will be committed to making sure that that Come will not fall to the ground."
So when Peter saw the wind, and the waves, he saw the magnitude, breath of the task, and the anointing present. Doubt followed. Then the fall.
Peter took his eyes off who insured the pass to step on the water. He grabbed it with his mind but lost it in chaos.
JESUS saves Peter from drowning but today, no matter what impossibility you are facing, here are some pointers about navigating impossibilities.
That was the first step into impossibility. Two thousand years later, Peter's first step of impossibility, became our endless door of opportunity for integration into the family of GOD!
Today, no matter what you are facing, remember, your training is dependent on what GOD planned for you to do on earth. If GOD tells you to do something impossible, HIS WORD will power you through. And, if by chance you shake and begin sinking, cry out to JESUS and HE will save you. Once you put your faith in HIM, JESUS is only ever a breath away. HE loves you and HE is looking forward to seeing all you will acheive for HIM in your lifetime.
The most impactful rule of impossibility then is the factor of who spoke to you. Who sent you powers you. Will you go into the impossible for JESUS today? Because if you do, you will live in the realm where miracles happen.
Blessings to you,
It is impossible to serve GOD with ease without the Anointing of GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. You can sing, write, work, run businesses by your own intelligence. But when it comes to influencing the human heart toward the direction of GOD, you need the anointing. GOD is so kind that anyone and everyone can have the anointing of GOD. That 'thing' you feel or experience that feels good when you sing worship songs from forty years ago with the likes of Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, and such is named the anointing of THE HOLY SPIRIT. It can be gained and it can be lost. Today, we look at how to gain the Anointing of GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.
When our LORD JESUS CHRIST was departing this world, HE breathed on his disciples and said, "Receive THE HOLY SPIRIT. Whosoever's sins you forgive is forgiven, and Whosoever's sins you retain, are retained." That is a lot of power for GOD to give human beings. But it was given to a specific set of human beings. Believers whom CHRIST had trained for three consecutive years. They were ready.
How do you receive the anointing of GOD? Through an anointed person laying hands on you. That was how I received the anointing of GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. Once GOD imparts on you, there is no going back. You can however, lose the anointing through sin, lack of repentance when you sin, pride, dishonor to GOD, taking GOD'S glory, etc. If you sinned, the blockage is not final. As quickly as possible, repent and your anointing will begin to flow again.
The easiest place to enjoy the anointing of GOD is in the place of worship. When we lift our hands up to GOD and HE graces us with HIS holy Presence. It's beautiful.
The anointing is Heaven saying GOD sees you and is trusting you. You must take that seriously. Others may do something wrong, but when you remember what you carry, you must respectfully, refuse to join them. GOD will help you. :)
Carrying the anointing of GOD is a responsibility. We enjoy it most of the time, but we must remember that GOD entrusted us with a part of HIM. We must be accountable. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT will train you, and guide you on how to use HIS anointing for the greater good.
Finally, the anointing of GOD is a rare privilege to experience something of GOD while on earth. Treasure it. Respect it. Honor it. And, preserve it. Remember, whatever GOD does through you, return all the Glory to GOD.
For about several years, while I worked at my career, I borrowed my younger sister's car for grocery runs during the weekends and for odd tasks around town before leaving for work. I was privileged to have door-to-door public transportation to and from work. At some point, I was earning enough to keep supporting everyone I was caring for, and also buy a car, but I just didn't want to. When I ultimately bought a car, I wanted it to have a significant purpose. So for those years, each time I needed a car to go to somewhere and I didn't want to Uber, I borrowed my sister's car.
The interesting thing was that no matter where I was going to, how far it was, how difficult the road, etc, that car never broke down when I was the one driving. I didn't take note of it at first. It may have been year four or five or six when i noticed this.
What happened whenever I was driving? I was always worshipping GOD. Always. If I was grocery shopping for the family, which meant going to different stores that may be miles apart, I worshipped all the way through until I returned home. Worship became a habit. I enjoyed worshipping GOD. I didn't know that while I was worshipping GOD, GOD was protecting me all along the way.
One time, I had an experience where we had a work deadline and I was under much pressure. I went into a food store to buy something and passed by a gentleman in the store. Something about HIM, felt familiar, like I knew HIM. But i didn't know the person physically. When I queued to pay, HE may have asked if HE could get ahead of me in line. I accepted. I don't think HE had a lot of things to pay for. HE paid and left. It was my turn. I could not shake that I knew THIS PERSON. I went ahead to present my items for payment. Suddenly, something happened.
I cannot tell you exactly how it happened but a glass container fell from the cash register, aiming for my feet. It was deflected. It landed on the ground and broke. My feet was saved. Neither I nor anyone else could tell how i did not hit my feet. It was a miracle. GOD deflected it before it happened. My eyes opened. PAPA! I knew WHO HE was. My HEAVENLY FATHER. I recognized HIM. But HE was gone. This would only be the second time in my lifetime that GOD THE FATHER came in to rescue me.
I was able to return home safely, complete the impossible work deadlines and my job was saved. Whatever the enemy planned was averted.
Worship brings GOD into your day, and life, and business, and family, and affairs. GOD doesn't come to where HE is not invited. You can not grow at the right speed if your relationship with GOD starts and ends with a Sunday Church service. Invite GOD into your daily life through worship. It doesn't have to be disruptive. You can have an earphone plugged in your ears and shuffle through anointed songs. If you don't know how to recognize anointed songs, simply ask GOD and HE will teach you how to recognize anointed songs. Anointed songs are songs that GOD put HIS stamp on. You want to only worship GOD with anointed songs not songs that give you a good feeling or goosebumps. Those come and go, GOD's holy Presence imparts on you like nobody else can. Remember to confess your sins each time you can before you worship or when you sense something is hindering your praise so nothing blocks your worship from reaching GOD. Forgive everyone and do not hold a grudge. GOD only accepts worship from a pure heart. Please, at all costs, keep your heart pure.
If you reach out, I can recommend some worship songs. Remember that worship leaders are human just like you. Someone who was anointed ten years ago, may not be walking with a perfect heart toward GOD today so you may see a change in their music. Simply receive what is of GOD and leave the rest. If you feel inclined, please pray for them.
As you worship HIM today, remember because GOD loves you, HE loves to hear your voice. Once you lift it up in worship, no matter how it sounds, as long as your worship comes from your heart to GOD, it will be accepted.
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I love worshipping GOD. Through the years I lived in sin intentionally after I was saved, but worship tethered me to my KING. I say tethered because while JESUS’ love covered the egregious sins I had dabbled into, I was living below my divine inheritance allocated to me for my time on earth. Because sinful living is a habit; consistent holy living is also a habit. Both are formed by continuous, and consistent practice.
At the time, those twelve years of living in sin, I was so below what GOD prepared that I was walking past humongous blessings completely unaware they were doors opened for me. I was on a schedule with sin. I would strive to live holy, fall off before year three and the sin I would commit would be so layered that if one piece of it did not disqualify me from divine inheritance, another layer of it will.
Until GOD intervened in 2014. August 2014, when GOD interrupted an act of sin and said something that shook me to my core, without condemning me, but loving me harder than I ever imagined, I wept and in that moment, while still in a sin posture, I swore that I would live a holy life no matter how hard I thought it was. I realized JESUS wasn’t this punitive GOD waiting to hammer me because of sin. The only reason JESUS harped on sin was because it separated us whom HE loves from HIM—and put us within satan’s reach when sin occurs.
Since then, I began walking in holiness. Early on, there was this nagging feeling that said I won’t sustain it for long. What will you do when desire comes? What will you do when an opportunity to sin presents itself? You failed other times. You cannot suddenly be able to do it now. I let all that wash over me like waves, but did not let them stay. I stuck with my decision to live a holy life.
Consequences? Within the first twenty-four hours, my boyfriend left me. I was broke and alone. I went to church and a lady at church came to me and handed me an envelope. Inside, was enough money to get me to my new job. But it was not enough. When I ran out, I walked into church and an usher, a guy I barely knew and don’t remember ever saying one word to, handed me money. No questions asked and no explanation given.
Two different people whom I did tell a word of what was going on, gave me money and didn’t ask a single question. I was sold on holiness.
Then one day, temptation knocked. My biggest fear at the time was before me. Temptation and opportunity to sin. I came a thread-close to falling. Suddenly, I did something I had never done. I cried out to GOD. “JESUS, help me!” Suddenly, the entire feeling of temptation dissipated like vapor. I cannot explain in words what happened. But I can tell you that later, when Heaven showed me what had been waiting at the other side of that temptation, (it was a trap by the enemy to finish himself and not me), I was eternally grateful I didn’t fall.
I began seeing temptation and sin differently. Instead of them being something I struggled against, I saw them the way I should—doors for the enemy that must stay shut. It became easier with the grace of GOD available to me. I was more open with GOD. I told HIM things I would not have before. We became friends. And then, family.
GOD told me things you would tell your own family. I told GOD things I was scared to admit to anyone. The closer GOD and I got, the more purging I needed from the sins of my past. I came to a bridge and I had to cross it. GOD graced me. I confessed what I had kept secret to my family, which broke their hearts and freed me from satan’s manipulation forever.
I was finally ready for divine destiny. GOD was healing my soul, and preparing me to go help others heal. I was writing Christian fiction from that same month my consecration happened until date, by GOD’s grace. I was growing in different areas of life. As GOD taught me by HIS written word, HE also taught me in dreams, visions, revelations, trances, etc. I was gaining ascendancy in the spirit realm, growing from being only a child of GOD to a servant of GOD. What an honor!
GOD gave me instructions that were to prepare me for divine destiny. Trained me in the rudiments of spiritual warfare. Gave me grace every time I stumbled. I didn’t know what GOD was preparing me for, but I was simply ready to go with GOD. Step by step, GOD led me, preparing me for more than a decade.
I worshipped more, listened to more preachers messages, wrote sermons into my books, listened to older Christians, all that was preparing me. I loved GOD’s people. Attended concerts. I wasn’t a church goers but would log on online when I could and thoroughly enjoy the service. Because of some of the trials I faced, I could no longer serve in church without things unraveling, so I stuck to serving GOD in writing Christian Fiction.
I loved THE LORD. HE loved me more. Our love was ours there was no outsider to it. GOD could come to me at any time. I would be asleep and GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT would come and make modifications to my soul’s biology while I watched. I trusted HIM. HE is my GOD and FATHER and I love HIS company whenever I am privileged to have it.
I began to know THE GOD HEAD. With time, GOD let me be able to tell, when necessary, when THE PERSON I was interacting with is GOD THE FATHER, SON, or HOLY SPIRIT.
GOD pruned me more. satan targeted me more. I grew in CHRIST. I began training for divine office on earth.
When the right time came, three years ago, I was commissioned by GOD into divine priesthood. All that was in the spirit realm. I was elated. I didn’t know that was step one. More divine promotions came and have not stopped. There is no limit to how high GOD can promote you or I. The purity of our hearts determine the limit. As long as our hearts stay pure, we will enjoy GOD so much that earth for us, becomes an extension of heaven.
That is how this sinner who wrote herself off divine destiny was grafted in by GOD. GOD can and will do the same for you if you let HIM.
Just promise me one thing: you won’t make it as hard for HIS MAJESTY like I did. Once GOD chooses you for lifting, no force on earth or in hell can stop HIM. It may take time, battles, and patience, but GOD has integrity. GOD is dependable. Wait for HIM. HE will give you a hope and a future that nobody can take from you!
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When I graduated from my bachelors degree program a long time ago, I was relieved to be done with school.
A few years later, I would enroll to complete a Master’s degree. I was planning on the next logical step, A PHD when choices I’d made to benefit others which had led to health issues, put a punctuation on those plans.
Suddenly, I didn’t have all the time I wanted to do what I dreamed. I had a choice. Choose a PHD and if I completed it, my thesis would be buried where nobody would ever care to read it. Or write for THE LORD and make an eternal difference.
I chose THE LORD. Many years later, GOD would miraculously heal me and grant me new organs for the damaged ones but that happened while I was in line with divine plans.
Not only have I learned that a PHD is not the end of education, I got into the school of GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. Yes, that school exists for the saved. Not yet saved? Please navigate to my Instagram page, and say the prayer of salvation there then return.
That is step one.
In time, you will receive the baptism of GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT with the evidence of speaking in tongues. This is important. The essence of that is that GOD begins to dwell in you in an unobtrusive manner. You won’t even know GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is there until when HE needs you to know.
That is how you enter the School of GOD. The pace depends on your obedience to the WORD of GOD you already know, how embracing you are of a consistent holy lifestyle, the purity of your heart, and your hunger.
When I chose to begin living in practice, a consistent holy lifestyle (it wasn’t easy at the start, I must admit, but GOD was faithful!), two things happened: I began to grow and GOD could then begin to commit matters of the kingdom of GOD to me. GOD would share things that made me say, “LORD, shouldn’t that be some kind of classified info in Heaven?” Why would GOD trust me, a nonentity with such important things?
I continued to grow and let me tell you, hell began to attack me. Because when you live a consistent holy life, you begin to shine, brighter than others in the spirit realm. You look like everyone here on earth, but hell can see your light burning brighter, and you climbing higher in the spirit realm. But…where are you climbing to?
This is where it gets exciting and interesting. We will discuss that in the next post. In the meantime, you need to go and take step one, the prayer of salvation. Without that, you cannot rise. You must go step by step. There are no classes skipped in the spirit realm, ever.
If you prayed that prayer of salvation genuinely, welcome to GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT Varsity!
Watch out for the next blog post.
Proof is irrefutable. When you have tangible proof, you lose the restriction placed by fear. Those around you can see, know and hear the sound of fearlessness coming from certainty.
It's the same with faith in GOD. At first, we come to GOD in faith. Shaky as it might be, testing the waters, just maybe, this JESUS thing may be more than just a coincidence. We walk with GOD as though on water.
Until we step on the first proof of GOD on the earth: the ground. Then we experience miracle after miracle and our faith is built up.
See, you don't regard the ground as a miracle because you think it always was. Think again. My Bible tells me GOD called the earth to be. It wasn't always there. Matter of fact, Genesis 1 clearly makes the statement that "In the beginning, GOD created the Heavens and the Earth. And the earth was without form and void and darkness covered the face of the whole earth." So if you came to the earth then, you would have dwelled with water and darkness.
Think about it.
Then look at the ground again, and intentionally recognize it as a miracle. When you do, gratitude flows like a river!
When I'm going through a stressful, challenging season, I look to the ground and recognize that I am standing on a GOD-made miracle. I recognize that Almighty GOD has not left me. That when GOD promised to help and strengthen me, HE will. That GOD meant it when HE said I will never leave you nor forsake you. That JESUS is indeed my healing, my provider, my defender, my protector and my shield. Amen?
The man driving the car you long for, has problems you don't want to touch. All rich people are not miserable, but it's better to have JESUS than wealth. If you ever have to choose, choose Jesus.
We are such a proof-driven generation that we cannot accept faith easily. But today, if you will start believing GOD before the thing HE promised you comes to pass, you will experience unequaled joy knowing that at worst, if it doesn't happen in your generation, GOD will do it in your childrens'.
With GOD, step one is always faith.
When I was in Israel, and entered the Garden Tomb, before I stepped out, I touched it. I had to make sure of what I saw and heard. I wanted to leave with full assurance, not only because I believed, but also because I touched. JESUS is alive. When I say this now, I say it with full assurance. I know for certain that JESUS CHRIST defeated death, hell, and the grave. JESUS crushed sin, failure, sickness.
The greatest Proof of all is the cross on which JESUS died. Publicly, with the audience of both subjects and kings, citizens and foreigners, prisoners and soldiers, JESUS died a public, shameful death--to make sure everyone saw the purchase of eternal life for humanity. What must we do in the face of such irrefutable proof?
Believe in the Name of JESUS CHRIST and we shall be saved, as Scripture says.
The enemy may do everything to show you that you are not healed, saved or delivered. Simply shove the eternal price paid by JESUS for you and me in his face. Stand firm in the proof of GOD's Word and promises, and one day, just like the thousands of prophecies in the Bible that have been fulfilled, your divine promise, your Proof, will become physical reality. When it does, make sure to shout it loud, and give GOD glory. Then, those you love will learn to go to GOD for their own solutions, a.k.a, proof.
Every season is not planting season. Certain crops grow at different seasons of the year. Some need more water than others. Some can handle the harshest sunshine. Others have sensitivity toward how much sunlight they receive.
In the same way, our lives have planting seasons. What are planting seasons? Seasons when we are most susceptible to an idea, even those previously rejected. For example, when someone receives JESUS as their personal Lord and Savior, and a temptation to sin comes, the person with their new zeal as a believer, says no.
The enemy decides to orchestrate a planting season in their lives by causing a scarcity that increases the desperation of their need. Then, when the person is at their lowest, desperate, and in need, satan presents the opportunity to sin again. That is their planting season.
Planting seasons are not important because of the idea itself, it is important because the seed is planted in obscurity like a seed shoved deep into the dirt soil. The proof that something was planted becomes evident when it starts bearing fruit that does not look like what it should be, We do not see when the wrong seed was planted. But we know tares when we see them.
One's divine purpose isn't sabotaged during a regular season, but during planting seasons. When your life hits a vulnerable point, that is the point to be extra vigilant, extra prayerful, and extra careful because it may not be a GOD-planned planting season. It could be the enemy at work. The Bible says, "Watch and pray." In that order. Not pray and watch. You shine your eyes first, recognize tares before they enter your soil, the soil of your heart, and root them out. Then plant faith in GOD even if you don't see the evidence yet.
GOD is a long term GOD. Most of us have this popcorn, two minute, use-it-now-or-lose-it-forever mindset toward GOD. We think we need what we need when we are pressed. How about we see it from GOD’s perspective?
First, GOD created us.
Second, GOD planted us.
Third, GOD sent us to this world for a purpose.
So, we are planted by GOD in time to accomplish a certain purpose. We must keep planting what GOD says about us in front of us and ward off the enemy's tares. That way, each planting season is occupied by seeds of the WORD planted during adversity and reaped during seasons of plenty.
Seasons of global uncertainty is planting season. It is a time to intentionally think about what we are saying, thinking and dwelling on to make sure that when the world says that there is a casting down, we can say, as in Scripture, that there is a lifting up. Because while the world absorbs the enemy's tares as seed, we imbibed faith in the WORD of GOD as our seed. Keep planting faith in GOD. Reaping season is right ahead!
It's never about the obstacles you face. No. Joseph had every kind of obstacle in his path. He was hated by his brothers. For GOD to say that, it must be true. Imagine living with ten adults who HATE you. Seeing them day in, day out. And loving on them. That's hard. We don't know if the Coat of many colors his father, Jacob gave Joseph was a measure of GOD's comfort. We don't know if Joseph wept into it each night after surviving another loveless day with his brothers. We don't know why GOD gave him a special gift. You see Jacob, I see GOD.
Every gift someone receives comes from our loving Heavenly FATHER. HE gives good gifts. GOD gave Joseph the coat of many colors as a 'hold on to this for the meantime. I've got more in stock for you, son'. There was only one way his brothers could've ripped his promise and it wasn't by ripping the coat of him. They could not rip GOD of Joseph, nor rip GOD off Joseph. See, you can do whatever but you cannot make GOD hate someone! Amen? Once GOD loves someone, HE loves someone. GOD says in Scripture, "Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated".
What do you do if you were Esau, or Joseph's brothers? Hating the one GOD loves is not the way. It only opens the door for the enemy to use you to destroy you. But when you realize GOD's love is limitless and non-discriminatory, you can always enter GOD's love! If GOD rejects your offering, HIS heart is too good not to give you a chance to offer a better offering. Cain could've gone back, farmed another year, and brought GOD his best which GOD will accept this time. He didn't. He chose to kill his brother. By the way, murder had never happened so how did Cain know he could kill Abel? Scripture says lucifer was a murderer from the beginning. So, when one hates their brother, they open a door for satan to enter them and the next thing they're thinking about is murder. And GOD hates murder.
Again, what does one who feels they are outside GOD's acceptance do? First step, is repentance. Before GOD rejects someone, their heart's not pure. Simple. Then, purify your heart. Ask GOD to help you. If that's not enough, ask GOD to change your heart, if not enough, ask GOD to give you a new heart. I have done it. When I struggle with something that keeps polluting my heart, I ask GOD for a brand new heart. And the beauty of it is I never know the second GOD answers; I just notice I've begun to walk in the new!
GOD doesn't reject people because they're imperfect but because they are unwilling to change in the right direction. Be willing to change and walk in the new even if you struggle at first. Joseph's coat is not for people GOD blesses evidently only, but for everyone. GOD accepts everyone who comes to HIM. If you will strip off the coat of jealousy, hate, anger, masturbation and every sexual sin, gossip, racism and every form of bigotry and prejudice, ingratitude to GOD and man, people pleasing, etc and present yourself to GOD. GOD will give you the coat of more!
If you are Joseph, and today, you feel like it goes from the hatred to the pit, like things descend from bad to worse to unimaginable. If you are struggling to find the love of GOD in the midst of being hurt by the ones you love, and can't help loving, I want to encourage you.
The pit is not the end.
Potiphar's house is not the end.
The prison is not the end.
GOD does not write bad endings.
If it's not good yet, do not give up. GOD is still writing your story.
Wait. Wait. WAIT.
Wait for GOD to turn the page. Because the day you choose to give up, might be one night left in prison.
You owe GOD a chance to show you what the end HE wrote for you looks like!
Until GOD turns things around. Keep your heart pure. Keep your hope up. Pump your heart full of GOD's promises. And you are sure to smile when Pharoah proclaims, "No one will raise a hand or foot in Egypt except at your word."
Your good end is worth the wait!
GOD will come through for you! I promise.
Finally, everybody has a chance to walk and live in GOD's love. There is no better place to live out of. Offense cannot live there. Forgiveness is key. GOD graces you during hard seasons. You trust GOD when you do not understand and at HIS time, GOD makes everything beautiful. And you too can stand and say to the haters, "you meant it for evil but GOD meant it for good." GOD has a blessing, a coat of more, with your name on it. Don't miss out!
Hello and welcome to the GOOD News! I'm Joy Ohagwu, the team lead, and I am a USA Today Bestselling Author of Christian fiction with more than 40 titles published, including an awesome children's Christian fiction story titled Overcomers.
The GOOD News is a blog where we explore the WORD of GOD, and share good things happening in the kingdom of GOD. For starters, let me tell you this is a complete package. We'll discuss things you think would belong to the altar, to the academia, to arts, to fashion, to the environment, to education, to spiritual growth, prayer requests, Christian concerts & events coming up, etc. I want to thank you for visiting us amid your busy schedule. We're sure you will love it here! Please share a link to the blog with your friends.
This is a maiden edition.
There will always be something good for you to take with you, especially hope. Ready? Let's go.
YOU WILL RISE AGAIN.
YOU WILL RISE AGAIN. These words etched deep in my soul at a down moment. I'd lost my apartment, lived with so much physical uncertainty but with one spiritual certainty: GOD is with me. The moment I realized my physical reality did not match my physical challenges, it was time to write what brought the spiritual faithfulness of GOD to my physical circumstances.
I was at a road, and as I looked, I said to myself, "Pastor Jerry will not die here." I was certain. Who is Pastor Jerry? Pastor Jerry Eze, the lead pastor of Streams of Joy Int'l churches, leads an online daily prayer platform. I tune in regularly. I remember knowing with certainty that if that man stood exactly where I stood, facing the same odds I was facing, he would not give into defeat.
So, I asked myself, what would pastor Jerry do? It wasn't enough to say he wouldn't die here. Both my checking accounts were overdrawn. All my cards were maxed out, including my checking lines of credit. I didn't have but forty dollars to my name, twenty of which I was about to spend on food. Creditors were calling. Storage facilities for my books sent warning reminders of due notices.
I needed $500,000 to get debtfree, and grow my mailing list, and promote my books sustainably. No bank was willing to lend to me. I had a warehouse with 10,000 copies of Overcomers worth a gross $100,000 when every last copy was sold, but no money to market them. Spiritual attacks against me were still happening. Hell and the kingdom of darkness was still hunting me with desperation, and attacking me with physical proof of the attacks. I had one test to pass with GOD. Hell wanted to put everything between me and that victory because that will overturn everything in my favor. This had beat the generations before me. I had to be the final fighter of this battle. I had to win. I was at a desperate place. GOD had to intervene.
The question again was, if pastor Jerry would not die here, what would he do? I answered, He would pray in tongues until the situation stopped regressing. He would pray, through tears, until they started looking up.
If you are at the end of your rope today, hear me loud and clear, I understand. GOD does too. HE will make a way out. You will not die there. You will rise again, live again, laugh again, love again, rejoice again. I know because I am living proof of how GOD turns things around when nobody else can.
Step One: I believed GOD. I made a determination that whatever it took, I will obey GOD. I knew only GOD could help me. I was sure HE would. HE did.
I went to Walmart, changed clothes, spent that twenty and some change and bought food & necessities, taped my broken glasses together.
I went to the library. I got writing on this blog.
Step Two: GOD taught me to love all humanity, not only Christians. I was to see all human beings as loved by GOD. I could not preach until I loved them. All of them. Rather, all of us.
Step Three: I wrote this first blog.
Because we are coming out of every form of darkness together. JESUS didn't leave even one of us behind on the cross. Neither will I leave my brethren. No matter what challenge you are facing today, we are rooting for you to take the next step. You can do it. You will not die here. Did you hear me? Say it aloud: I will not die here! I will rise again.
Then, look and see what GOD will do.
Our Heavenly Father, we thank YOU for YOUR Love which binds us together. We can do all things through CHRIST. We love YOU SIR, GOD. We believe the depth of Love YOU have for us. May YOUR Love in CHRIST bind us together in righteousness forever. In JESUS' Name Amen.
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