Justified Words

Words” are the indication of the principles of the heart; by our “words” the heart shall be known, as the tree is by its fruit.

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit” – Matthew 12:33

If words are true, proper, instructive, pious and humble, they will prove that the heart is yielded to God. If words are envious, malignant, condemning, prideful, intimidating, manipulative and impious, they will prove that the heart is out of God’s will.

“A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45

I know, when I had a troubled fountain (heart) or a corrupt spring (soul), it sent forth muddy and unpleasant waters to anyone in my wake. There was Nothing but the salt, grace, mercy and love of God inside of me, that cast LIFE into those springs and as I surrendered, bowed, and humbled myself, only then could God begin to flow through my soul, my heart and finally my mouth.

I am growing daily by asking for help in this area and HE hears me. I will continue listening learning and faithfully stepping out with LOVE. A healed soul and heart will heal and cleanse the waters that flow through the mouth. This type of heart will season the Speech and Tongue of the most corrupt, purifying any and all corrupt communication. As a person’s Actions and speech will most certainly demonstrate a person’s inner heart.

“All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” – Mark 7:23


A heart hardened or seared from within will bring things forth from the soul, the heart, thus, a mouth that speak that which is not from God. I only want to speak things from a source of power, humility, contriteness and love. This source is God

Our speech, which is a natural overflow of our thoughts and attitudes can become a diseased tree. Just as the pharisees produced bad fruit, so can anyone not yielded to God produce bad fruit in their hearts and speech toward others.

Faith, works, and words are all elements of a mans character. They show what type of character a man possesses. Jesus declares, we are accountable for every word we say, this principle is tied into our daily lives, that our words reveal what is truly in our hearts.

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

Submitted by Julie Gardner

Walk After the Spirit

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” -‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:1‬

Walk after the Spirit. Yes we might make mistakes. We might fail sometimes. But if we keep coming to Church if we keep reading our Bible if we keep Praying to GOD. Keep coming after the things of GOD. Then we are walking in the Spirit. Don’t let condemnation slip in. Don’t let your short comings stop you from Walking in the Spirit.

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” -‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:13‬

We got to Endure, Push through the hard stuff. Weather the Storm. There will be Peace after it passes. It gets bumpy for a while. But then Peace.

Paul talks about running a race with in – 2 Timothy4:7-8
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:””Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

The Word Course means Race. He says it’s a Race. Not a sprint. It’s not just 1 or 2 miles but a MARATHON with many laps. As we run the race we will fall down and get bumps and bruises. We will get nicked up. But we got to keep running. There is a reward. A Crown of Righteousness. So no matter what lap your on. Whether it be lap 1 lap 5 or lap 305. Just keep running for JESUS. It’s worth it. Amen.

Submitted by Wayne Aucoin

A Day of Prayer

Today we remember the 19th anniversary of 9-11. We remember all the lives lost and pray for peace,comfort, and God’s blessing on their families.

Today is also the 19th anniversary of when God remove the hedge of protection off of America. America’s sins have increased to the point of judgment coming on the land. We see that has increased since that day 19 years ago. Since the start of the year 2020, we have seen a massive up swing in calamities and destruction across this nation. Massive fires, hurricanes, lawlessness, lying, murder, disregard for life, sexual immorality on all levels, selfishness, disease could go on and on.

This judgment will only continue to increase. The people of the nation need to wake up and see that,

Joe Biden will not fix the problem.
Donald Trump will not fix the problem.
The Democrats or Republicans will not fix the problem. Socialism/Communism will not fix the problem.

This nation needs a heart transplant.
This nations needs to turn back to God in a real way and not with schemes to just fix the current situation.

If you are born again, please take time today humble yourself before God, repent, and pray like you never have. Recommit to Him and His ways. He is drawing us and wants us closer to Himself.

If you are not born again, then today is your day. Today is the day of salvation. Call out to God, repent of your sins and trust in Jesus.

He is the only way, the only truth, and the only life.

Even in this judgment we are in and the greater judgment that is near, there is mercy in the judgment.

“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.” -2 Chronicles 7:13-15

Jesus is the only hope for this nations and as long as you have breath then there is opportunity to turn to Him.

God bless you all on this day of remembrance.


By Jacob Leger

Repent and Trust in Jesus!

AFE05FC7-E64E-4233-A610-0F8D53A9AF0E“Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
[Romans 8:34‭-‬35]

As long as our Lord Jesus Christ stands, and we remain in Jesus, we shall forever have access, even a right, to stand before God at the throne of grace. Guilt, shame, regret— none of these have any say in whether you are permitted to come before God. God has given all the rights to Jesus alone.

“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
[Hebrews 4:14‭-16]

So now we have confidence that as long as we have obeyed Christ in that we have faith in Jesus, for it is impossible to please Him without faith, and have been obedient in repentance unto salvation, for God commands all men everywhere to repent, then nothing from this world or from below can take away our right to dwell before our King.

This is perhaps the greatest privilege and blessing to the one who believes in Jesus: that they may have a personal relationship with their God and Creator, and that they may know Him; and it’s all because of what Jesus did for us when He bore our sins and disobedience on the cross, took the wrath of God that was rightfully ours, and rose again with the life He now offers to those who believe in Him.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
[John 17:3]

It’s all because of the love of God, who, while we were still evil and loving our disobedience, died for us, that we may be reconciled to Him through the sacrificial blood and risen life of His Son Jesus Christ.

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.”
[Romans 5:7‭-‬11]

So repent! Turn away from those things that God hates, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, the One who saved you with His own blood and very life. Not only will you be reconciled to God and be able to have a relationship with Him, He will personally perform a miracle in you.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”
[Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬27]

Repent and trust in Jesus!

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”
[Isaiah 59:2]

“For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn and live!”
[Ezekiel 18:32]

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
[John 3:16‭-‬18]

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
[Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9]

By Jeremiah Foster

Faithful to Christ

“Now I urge you, brethren , note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctor in which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.” – Romans 16-17

Acceptance, unity, reconciliation – these are all good and godly things to desire and go after, but just like everything else, only in its right place. Acceptance is so heavily encouraged among Christians that we forget that God commands us to avoid an even reject (Titus 3:10-11) certain people. To seek unity with those that the Lord says to reject will place you right next to them in disobedience to the Lord. Rejecting this doesn’t mean that you don’t love them. It means that you love them too much to except and feed into their destructive ways, and you love the Lord too much to disobey Him.


Jeremiah Foster

God First!

img_6162“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the Lord your God; In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands: Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. But I wrought for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt. Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them. But I wrought for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out. Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness. But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols: I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God. Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness. Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name’s sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth. I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries; Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols. Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live; And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the Lord.” – Ezekiel 20:5-26 KJV

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.” – Exodus 34:14-16 KJV

Maybe today we don’t bow down to God’s of wood and stone… but idolatry is anything we do that moves God out of FIRST PLACE! For GOD will only stay where He is worshipped and adored and esteemed first in all things and all ways. In our time… He must be first. In our relationships… He must be first. In our hearts by desire and our thoughts… HE MUST BE FIRST. In EVERYTHING…He must be first! 

In my time with the LORD recently, He made very clear to me the depth of His jealousy over me and his people! With strong rebuke the Lord corrected me and I’m very thankful for that correction… see on the outside you can make all the right moves but still not have Him first in heart and mind. Have you ever got down to pray when all of a sudden all the things you have to do and people who need you to help them flood your mind… He’s not first. This continually kept happening to me. My prayers were hindered by my idolatry. It’s so easy to miss sometimes.

Sometimes idolatry comes about as distraction that keeps you from giving God the FULL attention He deserves. Have you ever been talking to someone who you know was not listening and their thoughts were not on you and what you were saying? How does that make you feel?

Many times I would eventually give up the fight and go out to do the things that I needed to get done, thinking l’ll just get all these things done and then come back so I can focus and press in. But as soon as I gave in, my Lord’s heart was broken and burning with jealousy. Meanwhile the devil is rejoicing with the access to run havoc filling up your time until your energy is spent and the day gone.

“Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.” – Zechariah 8:2 KJV

The sad thing is that if this becomes habitual God will eventually step back and let you have your way receiving the detrimental consequences of it, until you finally come back to Him with all your heart and soul. Idolatry can come subtly or intentionally, but it’s there at anytime GOD doesn’t have your ALL. Thankful for His seemingly harsh corrections to get us to see our whorish heart that wonders away from Him. And in truth, I want them, I know that He is for me and I know that HE IS TRULY ALL I NEED!

“Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him. Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.” – Deuteronomy 4:23-36 KJV

Once we become acutely aware of this most grievous sin in the eyes of our LORD and return to our God in full, His arms are opened to us and the closeness of His presence is restored, for it is His greatest desire to have a people who esteem HIM above all else. That the world might KNOW and believe that He alone is GOD and beside Him there is none else! 

“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.” – Ezekiel 37:21-28 KJV

Change Your Desires, Change Your Life!

img_7086The course of your life is set by the desires of your heart. As my father used to say, ”You will do what’s important to you.” In other words, what you most value and treasure will determine your lifestyle, and the way you live is a direct reflection of the desires of your heart.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭‬‬

As Jesus has warned us:

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” -Matthew‬ ‭12:35-36‬ ‭‬‬

“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:” – ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:18-19‬‬‬

The human heart is deceitful and wicked and out of it flow evil things, there is nothing good from us.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” – Jeremiah‬ ‭17:9‬‬‬

This is why it is absolutely necessary for us to be born again with a new heart, new mind, new Spirit, new life! Once we come to Jesus Christ and acknowledge ourselves as wicked sinners deserving God’s just judgement and wrath, and by faith grasp hold on JESUS, the Son of GOD, then by HIS RESURRECTION POWER HE CAN CHANGE US! But it doesn’t come easy, it’s all done by the cross, HIS DEATH WAS FOR OUR LIVES. It’s a complete exchange of ALL of ourselves, for all of HIM! It’s all done through FAITH IN HIM AND HIS POWER TO SAVE, AND BY OUR TOTAL SURRENDER TO ALLOW HIM TO CHANGE US INTO A NEW CREATION!

For those of us who love our sins it’s impossible to be saved, until we come to the place of hating our sins and desire to be HOLY AS JESUS IS, we will not truly surrender to HIM: the place where we lay down our sins and take up our cross to follow in the steps of JESUS CHRIST in obedience to the FATHER.

This is why the GOSPEL must be preached, when we tell of JESUS CHRIST and HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION, we show to the world the Holiness of GOD, the exceeding sinfulness of man, and the power of GOD to bring the dead to life. And also the great love and mercy of GOD in making a way of escape taking the punishment for sin that we deserve! If we truly come to know and love HIM, we will come to fully surrender to HIM by LOVE! What an awesome GOD HE IS!

The key to this LOVE COVENANT IS: ALL YOUR HEART!

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:37-38‬

It’s also important to understand that this surrender is not a one time thing, but a CONTINUAL submission to HIM, it’s a life of the posture of pure worship and whole heart surrender! As we grow to know HIM, we grow to love HIM MORE AND MORE! And out of that HEART OF LOVE will flow obedience to GOD through JESUS and the Holy Spirit that fills us!

Out of the overflow of this growing love for GOD will come the life of Christ being lived in us. And all the things that JESUS did will come forth in our life. This is the NEW CREATION one that obeys GOD in everything, because if HE truly has our hearts, then from it will flow obedience and holiness (being set apart unto GOD and severed from this world and fleshly desires)!

“Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” – ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:8-14‬

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:4‬

“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.” -Psalms‬ ‭27:8‬

Submitted by Heather Wright

No Weapon Formed Against Me!

warrior-angel-help“O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” – Isaiah 54:11-17

When you look up “afflicted” in the Strongs, it means “depressed of mind” and “Tempest” means “anger”. Many people exhibiting these emotions or told that they or bipolar, depressed, or angry. I can relate, that was me! But let’s read on, it gets good. 

All our borders will be pleasant. All our children shall be taught by God and great shall be the peace of our children. This is a promise from God! Verse 4 says, “in righteousness shall we be established”.  RIGHT STANDING with God! It says that oppression shall be far from us! We don’t need medications to find peace! We need Jesus who is the Prince of Peace! All we need is to be in right standing with Him. Mental illness, as it is called, is nothing more than us needing God not medication or any other substitution. 

I can speak to you today on this subject with authority, because I have been completely delivered from what the world called mental illness. I was told that I was bipolar and depressed, would forever be so, and would need life long medications. However my God said otherwise and I now live completely free from that oppression. All I have to do is trust God and stay in right standing or alignment with Him. However if I choose to step out of alignment with God and willfully return to sin then I would give the devil access by agreement. So stay in line with God, His words, and His will with full trust and you will walk in peace. 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” – Isaiah 26:3 

The passage continues however to say that people will come against you, but God says in verse 18 that whoever comes against us will fall for our sake. Boy we serve a good God exclamation! He is our protector! And of course, the last verse should be one that we all memorize and stand on! NO WEAPON formed against thee shall prosper! 

So anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, oppression, sadness, or anger, it’s time to get into right standing with God and then tell those things to “Go in Jesus Name!” You can be free! Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! I am free! By the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony is the enemy overcome. I’m here to testify today that I overcame and you can too! Amen!

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” – Revelation 12:11

Submitted by Wayne Aucoin

He Calls Me Beloved

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” – Matthew‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭

“I am incredibly blessed by knowing that the way we are valued and understood by man is not at all how we are valued and understood by God.

I may be thought a million things by my peers, but God knows my absolute heart and there are no misunderstandings.
That really comforts me in this world of tiring labels. Mainly because I am nothing when measured by the world. Nothing. (What an honor!) Yes it is an honor to be measured nothing by a world of proud self worshippers. Hear me out….

I am measured entirely different by the Lord. Beloved, chosen, friend, more than a conqueror, salt and light…one little bitty sheep who is completely loved and adored by her shepherd, a daughter of the most high, the one who breathed into man a living soul when he formed him from the dust of the ground, and His hand is tightly gripped upon her, completely secure.. as though She were the only one.

All of that measures so much higher than any name/s on earth I could ever make for myself.  Let the world think what it wants of you and me, let peers think you’re
Immature, weird, unintelligent.
Let them even hate you. Jesus says they will. For his names sake. But, be glad, in fact.

It doesn’t matter what the world thinks, or what it calls you. Those things are not, and never will be what God calls you.
They are not what He sees when He looks at you. He sees His name draped over you, a crown upon your head, you are deemed royal, because He shed his blood for you and it covers every inch of you. You just remember, you don’t make your own name here, and the world doesn’t make your name. God has called you so many things and none of them measure high to the world. In fact the world doesn’t even count them.

Be proud to stand apart. You are peculiar, you got that right, but you are peculiar in the Lord. And you are measured so differently by Him! You are measured higher than any opinion by peers. So let people think whatever they want. God already values and understands you totally and completely, and has so many other names for you. Of so much more worth then any that the world would ever label you with, even theirs are all fading by the hour.

“As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.” – ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:25‬ ‭

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” – ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬ ‭

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” – Psalms‬ ‭139:14‬ ‭

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” – ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭

Submitted by Amelia Barr

Seeing Through God’s Eyes

FAITH TRUSTING IN GOD. HOW? YOU NEED GOD VISION!

Seeing things from HIS EYES now, not mine! 

I recently got a new pair of sunglasses.  They were different then all of the others I had before. They actually made it easier to see.  They made everything brighter and look like it was the Garden again in the beginning of creation. Looking like a High Definition screen.

So GOD begins to speak, “This is what happens when you look through MY EYES.” GOD SEES ALL, AND KNOWS ALL, AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM! Knowing that GOD is for me because I am HIS, gives me FAITH FOR TODAY AND ALL MY TOMORROWS. 

The Faith is not only in knowing who GOD IS (which is key), But also in knowing WHO’S I am.  HE IS my FATHER and my KING! So all I am is HIS, and all HE IS is mine! As my FATHER, HE has promised to protect and provide for me, as I HUMBLY SUBMIT TO HIM AS GOD AND KING. That means, I draw near to HIM to hear his voice, and obey as HE speaks to me. I return the LOVE and DEVOTION to HIM that HE has given to me. And in keeping myself faithful in our relationship, as HE IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL, I have no reason to fear ANYTHING AT ALL!

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.” – Psalms 28:7-9 

“But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.” – Psalms 31:14

So… GOD VISION is SEEING EVERYTHING THROUGH HIS EYES. This only happens by abiding in HIS PRESENCE. That is when we can gaze upon the beauty of HIS HOLINESS AND GLORY! The more time we spend with HIM alone, the more we become like HIM, love and trust in HIM and SEE from HIS perspective! Which is totally awesome by the way!! This terrible sin filled cursed world we live in,  is only temporary; and this life is the testing ground to determine who will be faithful to GOD, as HE IS FAITHFUL UNTO THOSE WHO LOVE AND SERVE HIM WITH THEIR WHOLE LIFE.

“O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.” – Psalms 31:23

“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”- Joshua 22:5

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“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God. Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you. And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you. When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.” – Joshua 23:6-16

The devil’s order of attack:

•Entice you away from GOD’S PRESENCE

•Instill doubt, causing you to question GOD, by lying about GOD’S WORD

•Present temptation making sin look good and pleasant and wise

•Then once he has us convinced of his lies we sin (disobedience to GOD)

Once you understand the tactics of the enemy, you can avoid the snares.

“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” – Proverbs 1:10

Understand the devil cannot make us sin once JESUS has set us free, he can only entice us to stray away by our own lust (desires). If we will recognize the devil’s attack plan and choose to avoid it all, by drawing nearer to GOD until all desires other than HIM vanish, we can have victory over all sin by HIS strength. IT’S ALL AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! This is the ONLY protection we have from the enemy!

The key to obedience:

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41 

“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked (past-tense)  in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” – 1 Peter 4:1-7, 12-19

Suffering in this life will come to ALL, from your own sin, or by the sins of others; But let it not be by your own sin, for if it is,  it will be suffering deserved. But those who are obedient to GOD will suffer persecution and in the end be rewarded by GOD for our faithfulness to HIM.

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.” – James 1:12-16

“Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” – James 4:2-10

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” – James 1:25

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.” – Psalms 37:25-40

Submitted by Heather Wright