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He’s Waiting on You

It is my opinion that when we pray to the Lord for our relationship with Him to go deeper, that nothing is accomplished until we take the first step and seek Him with all of our heart. If we don’t take our first step we can cause ourselves to be apart or be distant to God for a longer period of time resulting in a stalemate situation. We think we’re waiting on God when in fact He’s waiting on us. This can allow temptations and sin to have a more likely foothold in our lives, because we think we’ve done our part by praying and now we’re just waiting for God to pull us in deeper. 

I believe this because man has free will and God will not violate it. Since we are not robots, the Lord will never force us to spend time with him when we do not take the first step forward towards Him in our hearts.

Simply praying to God ‘please make my relationship with you deeper’ will not make it happen automatically. It might cause the Holy Spirit to convict you to spend more time with the Lord but at the end of the day God is still waiting on us to make that step forward first. 

The Bible has some examples:

He has already told us in His Word that we are the ones to take action. 

James 4:8-10
[8]Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].
[9][As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins].
[10]Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

Jeremiah 33:3
[3]Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).

Psalm 100:2-3
[2]Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing!
[3]Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. [Eph. 2:10.]

Just turning your heart towards Jesus and seeking Him with all of your heart, you will begin to notice a difference. Remember He wants to develop this relationship with you even knowing all of our sins that we have committed over the years. You are cherished and loved by the Lord and He has a plan for your life. Meet with Him daily, read the Bible (the Word of God)…. Put on some worship music and let your heart be vulnerable for the Holy Spirit to heal you. Your life will be transformed if you stay the course and don’t turn away from Him.

You are already blessed.

Pastor Marc

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Jesus Did Not Die for Compromise and Easter Eggs

If you are in the church going to service on Resurrection Sunday, be changed.

If you have been going to church and are getting abortions, smoking weed, playing with Ouija boards, burning sage… etc. you need to repent. Make those crooked places straight.

If you are at service only on Resurrection Sunday, God is calling you to stop, listen and turn completely, completely away from sin. No compromise, no doing it because friends are doing it. No more half in and just talking about repenting but not changing.

The body of Christ needs to stop with the Easter eggs and sugar-coated messages. These things are causing the church children to replace the sacrifice of Jesus with candy. It’s time to tell yourself and your family that you are saved. Tell them they are meant to cast out demons. Push back darkness, lay hands on the sick. (Mark 16:17-18)

Don’t compromise, if you are, and say the Great Commission is for someone else. The first sign of a believer is casting out demons in the name of Jesus. Why is this the last thing taught at churches or not at all? If you have demons in your home, rise up and cast them out! Be a driven, consumed, on fire, no compromising Christian. Rise up and take back your home.

If your church is not casting out demons, laying hands on the sick, Jesus deserves better from the Body of Christ.

Be changed, walk in change, repent for not doing these things and find a place that teaches and walks in the power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t accept less than what was already paid for. Get trained, educated, take authority.

I speak freedom to you in the name of Jesus.

– Catrice

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Ignorance of the Truth of the Word of God doesn’t allow you to Dodge its Spiritual Consequences

You accidentally drive through an intersection with the traffic light at red. Not seeing the traffic light doesn’t mean you didn’t disobey it and are not going to be subjected to the result of your action or inaction. Telling the police officer that you didn’t see the traffic light won’t help you.

The same applies to biblical principles. If we take Proverbs chapter 18 verse 21 which says:

Proverbs 18:21
[21]Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. [Matt. 12:37.]

When someone declares anything opposite God’s will (such as that death is imminent due a sickness in someone), they may be stating fact, but the person who speaks not according to the Lord’s will is only inviting what they believe. It is a spiritual principle whether born again or not that we shall have whatsoever we believe. If we believe something bad is going to happen and you don’t doubt that it will happen then there is a high degree of certainty you will have what you ask for. No wonder at the worldly phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ Remember that God wants what is best for you. The devil wants what is worst for you. If someone issues a diagnosis that is not God’s will (anything but related to life and healing from sickness and disease based on faith in Him) then the the kingdom of darkness will most likely produce what that other person spoke because of their faith in what they believed.

Just because they have so far ignored this truth doesn’t mean that their actions will have no repurcussions.

The entire Creation should be using the biblical principle of calling those things that are not as though they were (see Romans chapter 4 verse 17). This only makes sense to those who believe and are born of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:14
[14]But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

Those who do not know are trying their own way to figure out the answers in life. If they don’t have the answer they follow another sheep in their flock. However this is a flock that is lost, yet to change its shephard.

Believers on the other hand have access to the unlimited greatness of the power of God inside of them.

Ephesians 1:19
[19]And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,

While others who claim to be experts in this world speak death over those under their authority, Believers using their faith in God, and what He has accomplished, can speak life, restoration and healing over others and see them completely healed. (See Isaiah chapter 53 verse 5, and 1 Peter chapter 2 verse 24)

This is an example of the the real fight between life and death. Light and darkness. Righteousness and the evil’s nature which is to destroy.

If you are ever in a room with someone else spewing evidence of their own understanding and unwittingly and needlessly inviting the door of death in someone, try to stop them from continuing. If you need to reach out to us to join you alongside to fight in faith for a loved one, speaking life and not death from our tongues (Proverbs chapter 18 verse 21) just call us +1 407 705 3151.

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Who is more likely to come in like a flood?

When the enemy shall come in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight

(Isaiah 59:19 AMPC – Punctuation removed)

Isaiah 59:19 includes the words ‘….When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight….’

In various versions there is a comma after the word flood. This wrongly gives the impression the devil comes in like a flood. Given that there was no punctuation in the earliest manuscripts of the Old Testament we should consider removing the comma and read the verse again.

Then ask yourself, and ask the Holy Spirit: Who is more likely to come in like a flood? The devil who has been defeated, or the Spirit of the Lord? We believe that the Masoretes incorrectly added a comma after flood, and at a minimum it should be read without one and left up to the reader to decide with confirmation from the Holy Spirit.

The devil Satan and his demonic realm have no way to function upon this earth without working through the free will agreement of fallen man or lukewarm believers.