A Call to Arms

Many of us have been running from the fight as long as we can remember, in hopes that we would never have to face that battle ever again. Many of us have become cunning, and adapted to methods and schemes of evasive action for the purposes of escaping challenges and battles that must be won and difficulties that must be faced.

It’s ok for you to think that that these measures may work, because the truth is, they have for a while. Haven’t they? There are conversations we need to have, but we compromise internally and say to ourselves, “It’s not my place, it’s none on my business. Let it slide.” There are addictions we need to break, but we say “I’ll be good, things are okay. Life goes on.” There are devils we need to face, but we cloud it in, “Oh God’s not real, if He did then…”

The truth is this, there will come a fight for each and every one of us and it won’t matter your age, gender, status or belief. There is a common enemy of man that has been deriding your efforts at success, eroding your dreams of a good marriage, suffocating your desires to be the person God has called you to be.

There is a FIGHT!!! There is a fight; and it has to be fought or I guarantee you upon the solid basis of scripture that you will not only lose, you not only will die, but you will be destroyed! When the Bible asked us to fight the good fight of faith, God knew the devil was going to attack your belief system in yourself, in your neighbor and in Him.  There is a fight, and that fight must be won, for the eternal destiny of a nation, your loved ones, your family and yourself.

Let he who is running, run no more! Let he who is sleeping, awake! Let he who is fearful, take up their weapon of war! FIGHT!!!! Fight for your life; because, as it says in the statement, your life depends on it!!!!

Advertisements

Consistently Focused

Two men are trying to cut down a tree for themselves respectively. The first man applies the axe to his tree a thousand times and yet, the tree remained standing. The second man, only swings one hundred times and yet his tree, a tad bit wider than the first, fell to the ground. The difference between the two men was that the first one swung randomly hitting any and everywhere that he could, whilst the second one made every to apply each consecutive swing to the same spot.

Such is the power of focus and consistency. Even the biggest giants will fall when you are properly focused and consistent in prayer, obedience, praise etc. The reason why so many Christians are ineffective comes down to those two points; lack of focus and consistency. One may have focus but without consistency, focus is futile. Whilst consistency without focus is self-defeating.

My encouragement to us today is to gain insight and grace from the Holy Spirit in battling the core issues within our lives that have been eroding our success and purpose. Let us find the areas where we are weakest and apply consistent focus and see the power of God manifested in magnificent ways.

 

The Measure of Our Treasure

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34

The word ‘treasure‘ according to the Merriam Dictionary is described as wealth of any kind or in any form, or something of great worth or value. Treasure today can be defined as money, time and energy.

For most, their main desire is for more money, the poor need it, the average pursue it and the rich hoard it. Whenever we come into contact with money, God instantly starts looking on how we spend it. What percentage is spent on ourself? What percentage is given to God? Do we include Him in the ways and means that each dollar is spent?

What about our time? How much hours are spent furthering our own direct needs and wants over the plans, purposes and mission that God made for us to execute. What is the ratio of time spent doing our own thing versus time doing God’s will and seeking His face?

Thirdly, there is our energy. Many may honor God with their money through tithing, some may even spend some time having their devotions, but how much of our energy is spent being a witness to the ends of the earth, evangelizing, encouraging and praying for others.

He is looking for people who will not just honor Him with their lips but with their hearts as well, their prized treasures, the sacred gifts, their best. Are you willing to give God your best treasure? Is He not more than worth it? Will He not more than honor your giving Him your best by giving you His best treasures?

Finally, I must note one simple and overlooked fact:
God has no use for our money, He already owns it all. When He asks you to give it is His way of getting blessings to you. Giving our best to Him shows how obedient and reliant we are on Him. AMEN!!!!

I’m Full!!!

The only way to fill a vessel is to first empty it of its contents. The more empty the vessel, the more substance will be required to fill it.

To be filled with God presence assumes that you are not full of yourself, spiritually and practically.

To be filled with His joy unspeakable and peace that surpasses all understanding requires us to empty ourselves – of our anxieties, fear and unbelief.

To be filled with His Holy Spirit means that we have rid ourselves of the sinful spirit of this world by accepting Jesus as our Lord & Savior.

We are all filled with something; my question is, What are we filled with?
Are we filled with His power, peace and presence? Or are we full of ourselves, our motifs, inclinations, proclivities and all?

The easiest thing about being filled is this, God will only enter once we have emptied ourselves. All we have to do is to confess all our sinfulness, unrighteousness, weaknesses, addictions and all to Him. He will then fill us with the grace and power to live holy, righteously and free from the power of sin and death.

I encourage us all to be empty of the world and filled with God’s power and love. At life’s end, God’s gauge of a successful life will begin with what we all did with Jesus Christ.

He MUST INCREASE, I must decrease – John 3:30. Amen!!!

 

Stronger Than Nuclear

Scripture Reading
Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

Want to see the impossible, the unexplainable, the supernatural?
Then one must be willing to fast. In situations where nations experienced powerful demonstrations of revival and breakthroughs, fasting was a major key.
There are varied kinds of fasting but the one that I am referring to today is the abstaining from food whilst seeking God for a desperate need. There are many life-changing experiences that can be made manifest from fasting, such as:

¤ Unlocking deeper levels of intimacy with God.
¤ Getting healing from life-altering diseases and conditions.
¤ For deliverance and breakthroughs for one’s self or others.
¤ Seeking God for wisdom and direction for important situations.
¤ To see revival and transformation in a nation, community, church, family etc.
¤ Breaking down strongholds of addictions, curses and oppression.
¤ Gaining grace over lusts and pride.
¤ Increasing one’s capacity for the power of God, that is, the anointing.
¤ Getting answers to anything deemed impossible or incurable.

Fasting and Prayer is the strongest of all weapons given to man. There is no other weapon that is as powerful – for he who fasts, moves the Hand and Heart of Almighty God.

Isaiah 58 is a good place for each person to start reading should they have a desire to fast, learn how to fast or to find out the benefits of fasting. One thing I know is this, the body primarily needs food to survive. When you say to God that I am willing to suffer my core need of the flesh for a need in the spirit; He becomes all the more attentive and focused to our every plea.

Cancer Healed!!!

One of the greatest desires of God is to have the Word become flesh in our lives. He wants words on paper to manifest victory into reality by faith. For example, the Lord says, “If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them”Mark 11:23. As a result of reading this passage, I began speaking to my football injuries, headaches, symptoms of sicknesses and negative thoughts. I would say (which also means to declare), “Be healed in Jesus Name” or “Satan, the Blood of Jesus is against you” and I would be totally be healed and delivered.

When this happens, the words in the Bible become engrafted into our life as a living experience or testimony. Revelations 12:11 states, “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.” The Lord wants us to exercise our faith much as we exercise in the gym – by starting at a manageable weight and then moving up gradually.

The Lord healed me some years ago from an unknown condition which I suffered through for 9 months. I was told there was no cure or treatment for my condition because they didn’t know what it was. Nevertheless, God healed me miraculously after a 3-day fast. He showed me 3 sins that I had committed, even though at this point, I was on fire for God, that caused this to happen to me. After I repented from each sin, I was immediately healed. I then shared the testimony with a lady who had stage 4 leukemia and was on the verge of death. I said to her these exact words, “Hi, you see me standing here, I have just been healed from an unknown condition that I had suffered through for 9 months. You might have prayed and felt like God is not able to answer your prayer. It just means that something is blocking you from receiving your healing. You’re not going anywhere or doing anything, ask Him to show you and when He does repent from it and you will be totally healed.” That’s all I said. When I went back to the hospital two weeks after, I had seen the same nurse and asked her about the status of the patient, and she jumped and exclaimed, “She got healed and gone home!!!” Praise Be to God👐🙌🙏!!!

GOD IS ALIVE TODAY MORE THAN EVER. TRUST IN HIM AND HIS WORD. LET HIS WORD BECOME YOUR REALITY AND NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH YOU!!!

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica!

My prayer for everyone in this ‘Land We Love,’ is for all of us to be holistically free. We have freedom in one sense, but with regard to our minds, souls and bodies there is another fight to win. It is a fight, and winning is the only acceptable option. Freedom cannot be gained by merely asking or negotiation. For many, freedom had to be purchased in blood and battle.

Our freedom was already paid for, when Jesus Christ, the Lord & Savior of the World came down to earth and fought the most bloody and most important battle for all lifetime. He won the battle for us to have the following:
¤ For our health over sickness and disease
¤ For our peace of mind over stress and chaos
¤ For our self-control over addictions and weaknesses
¤ For our power over principalities and demonic forces.
¤ For our joy over anger and depression.
¤ For our prosperity over poverty and lack.
¤ For our freedom over sin, death and the grave.

This day of National Emancipation can become a day of Personal Eternal Emancipation. A day where YOU say to the devil, “I will serve you no longer,” a day where you say to your flesh, “I shall daily slay thee,” and finally; a day where say to Jesus, “Lord Jesus, I confess of all my sins and ask You to forgive me of all my unrighteousness. I invite You into my heart and my life and be My Lord & Savior forevermore. AMEN!!!”

LET TODAY BE THE DAY WE ALL EXPERIENCE AND CELEBRATE EMANCIPATION IN CHRIST JESUS.

LOVE is not Rude

Perhaps one of the most bewildering things in my opinion, is when someone claims to love you but somehow they always manage to be rude or disrespectful. It always set me aback, as I have to wonder what is the point of a love that produces no kindness or respect.

Let’s be honest here:
¤ Employees are courteous to customers even when they may be in a bad mood.
¤ People are generally respectful to other people who treat them with respect, especially when they are in a good mood.

The question is this: Why should someone accept a love that only gives respect or kindness when the mood or situation is right? If love does not shine in the darkest hour then the hard truth is that it may not be love at all.

Love is not rude. In essence, love is kind, caring and respectful.

Questions?

Have we ever been rude to someone who loves us as a result of our being in a bad mood?
What steps can we take when we are at the lowest moments to ensure that we treat others with care and respect?

One word of advice – Ask God for His grace, because it will give you the power to do even when you were previously not able to. His grace is sufficient for us, for His power is made perfect in our weaknesses.

Imagine a world where we all love our brothers and sisters worldwide with patience, kindness, humility, selflessness and respect. Imagine us doing so even in our most stressful of situations.

Today, this change begins in Me and it begins in You.

LET’S TRULY LOVE; TRULY!!! 

Patient

Of Paul’s first description of the word ‘love’ he ascribes the word ‘patient’ which means able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Patience assumes that there is a situation under which the need to wait, tolerate or suffer through becomes necessary. Who exercises patience for something they already have? Many a times we are patiently awaiting answers from God. Sometimes we need patience when dealing with people who are trying to humiliate or infuriate us. Patience is a virtue and is also the fourth fruit of the Spirit.

Are you a patient person?
How much do you rate your patience out of 10?

Some of us show great patience in one circumstance but reveal sincere impatience in another. We are able to rely on God’s grace which transforms our weaknesses into strengths. Therefore, even if we are weak in this area, God can perfect us by His grace.

I encourage us all Today, to seek God in prayer for divine patience. Patience proves that we trust in God. It produces integrity and character and strengthens our faith. It is the enemy’s desire for us to grumble and complain about the various situations that we may face. Being silent and still releases God awesome power, anxiety and grumbling defeats us in our final hour.

LOVE IS PATIENT!

This is WAR!!!

This is the word of the Lord for the church – militant, the man of God – utterly surrender; the Daughter of Zion – righteously emboldened. “Harken to the voice of the Lord, ‘Thou art My battle-axe and weapons of war!’ Now, prepare for war and take back this nation, ‘Jamaica, Land We Love’ for the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

  • Prayer
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
  • Declaration
    Job 22:28
    Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
  • Fasting
    Isaiah 58:6
    “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
  • Praise & Worship
    2 Chronicles 20:21-22
    After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
    “Give thanks to the Lord,
    for his love endures forever.”
    As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
  • Shouting
    Joshua 6:16
    The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!
  • Thankfulness
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Humility
    1 Peter 5:6
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
  • Love & Obedience
    Deuteronomy 11:27
    You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today.
    John 14:15
    If you love me, keep my commands.
  • Giving
    Luke 6:38
    Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
  • Binding & Loosing
    Matthew 18:18
    Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
  • Evangelizing
    Matthew 16:15
    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
  • Sharing
    Matthew 25:35-36
    For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
  • Silence/Stillness/Waiting
    Isaiah 40:31
    But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
    Isaiah 30:15
    This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.

Now, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”

AMEN!!!