I don't know the God you serve. But I want to tell you about my GOD, KING JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth. I first accepted CHRIST at twelve, then fell off and finally received CHRIST again at almost seventeen. I was real, practical with GOD and there was nothing fake about it. It was a thoughtful, clear eyed decision. I was very scientifically inclined and taught not to believe what I could not prove. So I came to faith in CHRIST in that mindset.
GOD gave me more than sufficient empirical evidence. I took time to think about it, and when it was time, I received JESUS as my personal LORD and Savior.
Now, there are many things people call 'God'. People worship many different things. There is some background to religions endemic in certain areas. A people plagued by a certain satanic oppression, seek solution from another branch of the kingdom of darkness, and use that as a pacifier to get through life. I know people justify religious allegiances but there is just one problem.
The spiritual realm has only two options: light and darkness. The Kingdom of light is headed by JESUS. the kingdom of darkness is headed by satan/lucifer. Every choice of GOD outside of JESUS, is indirectly satanic worship in spiritual reality. Of course, it doesn't look that way on earth. It seems like there are these religions that worship all kinds of gods. i won't name them. Just look around and the evidence is around you. But, when you serve JESUS, there is only one of HIM. Let me tell you what JESUS can do.
JESUS can heal every form of sickness with just a few threads of his clothing, documented in Scripture.
JESUS can raise the dead who have been dead for days.
JESUS can heal paralysis if you get the sick person to HIM.
JESUS can change a person's circumstances so that even when they got rich by dubious means, they can restitute and ask for forgiveness and start over, gaining peace they could not find on their own.
JESUS can meet every need as long as greed is not the intent.
JESUS can pay taxes by divine provision.
JESUS can reign in a person's heart so that the peace they have does not reflect the chaos around them.
JESUS can give joy that beats depression no matter how bad a person's circumstances are.
JESUS understands. HE feels with you, carries you when you fall, never condemns you, stands with you at crossroads of life, sends you help when you faint, gives you cool water when the heat of life is on full blast, and when life unexpected ends with no reasonable explanation, JESUS grieves with you. JESUS' help is tailored to each person's specific need and HE doesn't help you exactly how HE helped the other person. HE gives you the help you exactly need, the way you need it, even if you feel embarrased. JESUS never embarasses you, ever. JESUS is always and forever your best friend and on your side. There is absolutely nothing you cannot tell HIM...even when you feel disappointed by an expectation of HIS Hand.
JESUS can rise from the dead by HIMSELF.
If all this does not convince you, then I pray GOD gives you the reason you need because life without JESUS is death. Life with JESUS is life on earth, and eternal life in Heaven, and sometimes, eternal life on earth. Riding the waves of life with JESUS makes the challenges surmountable.
Because you have an active enemy, satan, determined to stop you from all the blessings GOD has for you. Only JESUS can secure those blessings for you. Those blessings include a sound mind, and good health and all that stuff people take for granted.
If you accept JESUS today, you accepted to be blessed, to be anointed by GOD, to be loved, to be rescued from sin, to be a new person, to be joyful, to be full of GOD's goodness etc
Join me in the light. Come over to the light side. There is so much fun without the baggage of sin on the side of light. And, the fun doesn't end on earth. It continues in Heaven. That's what I'd call a deal for the ages.
And its for you free and fully paid for by JESUS.
JESUS rocks! HE is the real deal. JESUS has ALL power in Heaven and on earth. Power to nullify all satanic oppresion. You don't need soothsayers, and palm readers and seers and witchdoctors etc when you have JESUS. All the power you need, no matter who your neighbor is, is inside JESUS and it is available to you the moment you come into faith in CHRIST. Watch JESUS wreck havoc on charms, jujus, amulets, divinations and satanic altars. No matter how much satanic and witchcraft influence increases, you only fear them if you are outside of JESUS. Once you come into JESUS, you enter into a covenant of divine protection, and my oh my, how powerful divine protection is! If you knew how many times witches and satanic agents, and satan, have tried to destroy me, you would know JESUS is indeed powerful because, here I am despite their odds! That, my friend, is enough for you to put your trust in JESUS CHRIST today.
I love my GOD, y'all. Choose JESUS. Choose light. Choose eternal life today!
I pray you are doing well. I am grateful to GOD for another opportunity to share something special with you. Have you read the other blog posts? If not, I strongly suggest you go back and read them studiously. This helps you get what we are saying going forward, thank you.
Worshipping GOD is something every believer in CHRIST loves to do. I know when GOD does something extra ordinary for us, we are full of praise and worship to GOD.
But, what happens when our expectations are not met? Or when something bad happens? Or the enemy attacks someone we love and we are unable to help or save them? Or we lose something good GOD gave which we thought would be forever? What then?
Times of pain and disappointment, like that which Job experienced, are times when we are less inclined to give GOD praise, but those are exactly the times to do what Job did, he worshipped. At a time when he lost everything: his wealth, children and health, Job worshiped GOD.
That would seem contrary unless you understood the circumstances surrounding the suffering. Your enemy and my enemy, satan, wants the worship we give to GOD. Whenever we worship GOD, satan does everything possible to ruin our lives to stop our worship to GOD.
Job said no. Job chose, at the time of his greatest loss, a loss great enough to be recorded in the WORD of GOD, to worship GOD. Job was telling satan, "no." I won't worship you. I still, still, still, choose to worship GOD. Eventually, GOD restored everything to Job and even increased him.
If you are in a tough place, play some worship songs. The tears will come. Let them mix with the worship. The pain will come. Serve it alongside the worship. Worship GOD when you feel like it and when you do not. The day GOD will bring you out, it will seem ordinary but GOD, Who made the Heavens and the earth, and controls times and seasons, will surely turn things around for your good.
Remember, things are not always good, but they work TOGETHER for our good. Worship. Cry. Then worship again. and don't ever stop worshipping JESUS.
GOD is faithful. HE wipes every tear, but if there were no tears, what would GOD wipe? Tears and pain must never stop your worship. Never let problems take your worship. Ever. GOD bless you.
It was after 24 years of being born again that I was finally baptized in water at the River Jordan (I was very excited!) but I am so grateful to GOD that I was baptized in GOD THE HOLY GHOST about one year of my salvation. I became born again Dec 31/Jan 1 1998, which was about one month to my 17th birthday, and I was baptized in THE HOLY SPIRIT around June 19, 1999. And I was water baptized in Israel by my Pastor on Nov 10 2022.
In order to enter the kingdom of GOD, as instructed by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, you must, must, must, be baptized in water and spirit. It doesn't matter the order in which it happens. Usually, people are baptized in water first, soon after salvation. Due to the persecution that trailed my salvation, that made that impossible. So it had to wait. But GOD didn't wait to pour out HIS HOLY SPIRIT on me. I was ecstatic! Life with GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is the best life. I call HIM the Perfect Gentleman. HE does not play, at all. I fear HIM as GOD but I play with HIM as HIS loved daughter. I trust GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT so much that if anyone comes at me and thinks I am alone, I laugh. Because I know for a fact that if you dare make the mistake to touch me the wrong way, you will not see THE HOLY SPIRIT coming. HE will finish you and be gone from you before the first sign HE was there shows.
I am that confident in my GOD. I can face anything, anyone, and any circumstance because GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT lives inside of me.
You can never accomplish anything meaningful on earth for GOD without GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT and not have satan debilitate your body to punish you. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is a must. You must be baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT with the evidence of speaking in tongues. People say, "open your mouth and speak". That is not altogether true. You must cry to GOD for the gift. Pray as long as necessary. When the right person, event and place that will lead to your baptism in THE HOLY SPIRIT comes, GOD will let you know. When they lay their hands on you, then you open your mouth and expect GOD to speak in Heavenly language through you.
The moment you are baptized in THE HOLY SPIRIT, there are no limits to what GOD can do through you. You become formidable. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT begins the purification work. When you begin to walk in consecration, GOD begins to train you for divine destiny.
The road to divine destiny will be the longest journey you will ever take and it will be a journey with only GOD and you. Others might help and inspire. But when the rubber meets the road, it will be only you and GOD. Know this. Knock it into your mind. Everyone you are depending on in your mind to be there with you, will certainly not be there. I am one hundred percent sure. So, to avoid getting disappointed, you must prepare your mind so that if GOD sends whoever to help you, you don't lean on whoever like they are GOD. You know they can help today and refuse to help tomorrow. You go back to GOD to ask for who the next helper is. That is how you go from day to day until emergence happens. So, when you emerge by the grace of GOD, and people are giving gifts and money, you know they won't stay. They will leave at the right time and at the end of your journey, it will end how it started--with only GOD and you.
If you are prepared for the journey into the exciting unknown, yoke up with GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT! You will experience things with GOD outside your wildest imagination and each day will begin and end with wonder. You will be the most changed. GOD bless you.
Pic: Me visiting the beautiful baptismal site at the Jordan River nearly six months after my baptism there! :)
Who else is grateful to GOD that after some freezing days and rains, we finally have some sunshine? Today, as you sip your latte or soda or water, I want to share something precious.
A few years ago, while preparing for Divine destiny, GOD gave me an instruction. I didn't like it. I didn't however, protest. Instead, I played smart with GOD. Ha!
I fluctuated in my obedience and then it might've tapered off. One day, I was browsing the net, and saw that a worship team I 'fringely' liked had released a new song. I knew their songs were anointed. So, I clicked on it to hear this new song.
That was my undoing. Because as soon as the lyrics started playing, they reached a part of the song and I knew those exact words were direct to me from GOD in Heaven. I broke down. I totally lost it. I was soaked in the rebuke and love and patience and anointing of GOD all at once. GOD knew what would get my attention and HE waited for me there.
That was a good wrecking.
I love a good wrecking in the anointing of GOD because it's like GOD wrestling you down to the ground and instead of beating up on you, loving you there until you rise the right way. It's like a drenching rain that never lets you catch a cold. It's like a loving forceful kiss that leaves no bruise in its wake. It's like all of GOD: HIS wonder, love, correction, acceptance, forgiveness, encouragement, compassion, passion, grace, light, life...all meet together in one moment and leaves us, HIS chosen, in a puddle of wonder. I resumed my obedience and completed it by GOD's grace. But that day, that good wrecking, was the turning point.
I have had good wreckings that had no rebukes. I've had more of those than the rebukes which were one or two in a lifetime but were timely enough to grant course correction.
But, the anointing of GOD is what bonds us together. It is more than feelings and emotions. It is the tangible Presence of GOD in a room. If GOD does not come, I do not want to be there. GOD's holy and tangible Presence makes going to church worth it. And, you do not have to go to church physically to experience it. You simply have to tune in to the Presence of GOD through HIS WORD, worship, meditation (on HIS WORD, not just meditation or you may be inviting demons instead of GOD), fellowship with other brethren.
Today, I invite you to enter into a good wrecking with GOD. There is so much of GOD beyond dos and don'ts. GOD is lawful, but also graceful. Holy, and also compassionate. Giving and yet disciplined. Forgiving and yet a righteous Judge. GOD is everything you want, everything I want. To be with GOD is to be with the One you were designed to be one with.
To enter GOD's holy Presence is simply coming home. No other home allows you to come in tatters, pieces, broken, shattered, loathed, despised, afflicted, unholy, brute, unlikable, etc and holds you like you are a great treasure, then turns you into one with love and consistent guidance and grace.
Anointed worship is good wrecking. Love is who GOD is. Worshipping GOD is how you get to know HIM. HE is your Father. GOD loves you. GOD wants to abide with you. And through the anointing of GOD, you can enjoy serving GOD through trials, persecutions and lack. None of that moves you because your whole joy is found in GOD through CHRIST JESUS.
If you are on Youtube, don't know where to start in anointed worship, or need recommendations, here is my personally compiled playlist over the years. You will enjoy them! Click here for Joy's worship playlist. Enter, if you love a good wrecking. ;)
As you worship, may your worship be acceptable to HIS MAJESTY, may HIS holy Face shine upon you, may HIS Grace uphold you, may you enjoy JESUS like I have, may you be purified, washed clean, made whole, healed, and perfected. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN. I love you but JESUS loves you the most!
Image: Entrance to the church of the Beatitudes, Israel.
"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.
Please keep in mind that the same water Peter was drowning in, JESUS was still standing on despite the storm!
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.
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