So turn to God! Give up your sins, and you will be forgiven. Then that time will come when the Lord will give you fresh strength. He will send you Jesus, his chosen Messiah. Acts 3:19-20 (CEV). It’s always time to do what is right, yet in times of crisis, doing what is right is […]
by Hazel Straub Do you feel trapped by your circumstances or see yourself as a victim of things happening beyond your control? When you feel hopeless, fearful, and a victim, victory eludes you. However, when you agree with God, and see yourself in Christ, seated far above powers of darkness that Jesus defeated, your […]
This week’s declaration is based on John 4:18 and is: I am fearless, because of YHWH/God’s perfect love. This week’s exercise is the Four point lunge; which is a lunge to the front, another to the side, one to the back, followed by a curtsy lunge. You would then switch and do it on the other side. When performing the exercise, be sure to keep your knee and ankle aligned. For a demonstration of the exercise click here. As always, have an EXCELLENT week and I’ll be seeing you!
A friend of mine sent me a text at the end of last week, regarding a concern that the doctor had about her husband. I could tell by the tone of the text that I needed to seek YHWH/God on their behalf. I asked YHWH/God what was on His heart concerning this circumstance. He brought me to some bible verses; as well as gave other words of encouragement. I received a message today that all was well. It was not surprise to me at all, because God’s word is true and it is the law. Laws are constant and yield favorable results if you abide by it; and less than favorable results should you decide otherwise. She let me know of an issue that she was dealing with. Again, I went to my Father in prayer, asking Him for his heart on the matter; and He directed me to a verse; and prompted me to give them the book: “Of Monkeys and Dragons: Freedom From The Tyranny of Disease” by Michelle Longo O’Donnell.
I immediately got up to get the book so that I could take it to her later on. I began thumbing through and reading sections here and there. I then came to the part for the reason that she wrote the book, and felt that it is quite fitting for anyone who reads this post. I first read this book more than ten years ago, and it absolutely changed the way that I looked at disease. She tells about how she had had pneumonia for two weeks. She had come home, fell asleep and had a dream. She was walking along a path and noticed these monkeys that started biting her. She started jumping around to get them off of her. She heard a voice that said: “Don’t look at them. Look straight ahead down the path.” She was scared that they’d eat her; but she obeyed the voice. The monkeys froze. Whenever she looked at them they would bite; but whenever she focused on the path, they would freeze. As she continued down the path, she noticed two big dragons coming towards her. She was scared, but looked away anyway; and they too froze. When she woke up from the dream, all of the pneumonia symptoms were gone.
I thought this story was very fitting for now. If each person makes a decision to focus on the path that YHWH/God has designed his/her life, the fear-driven virus will become paralyzed and will not be able to touch you.
One of the best ways to build our confidence in YHWH/God, is to declare His word and promises out loud. Download this personalized copy of Psalm 91 and speak it twice a day all week; and teach it to your children.
This week’s declaration is based on Psalm 86:15: God is full of mercy, compassion, unfailing love and faithfulness towards me.
Exercise: March/Jog in Place
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week; and I’ll see you around the blog!
Yours In Messiah,
This week’s declaration is based on 1 Peter 5:6 -7: God cares for me and will lift me up in due time.
Have you ever tried bitter melon (aka bitter gourd) tea? It is NOT delicious. It is very bitter; but the taste came be made bearable by adding some honey to it. I’ve known about bitter melon and many of it’s benefits for a couple of years. I had a couple of close friends who dealt with diabetes consume it as a regular part of their diets. All four of them controlled their diabetes by taking bitter melon. I started drinking it just two weeks ago; when one of my sons got a cold. Not only is it beneficial for controlling diabetes, it’s also good for strengthening the immune system, dissolving kidney stones, lowering the bad cholesterol, and losing and maintaining weight among many other benefits. I’ve also noticed that it helps me to control cravings. So, if you’re looking for a more natural way to deal with any of the above ailments that I’ve mentioned, give this tea a try! I’ve actually adapted to the taste of it (with honey); and my kids actually like drinking it too.
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you around the blog.
Yours in Messiah,
This week’s Declaration is based on Jeremiah 29:11: God has great plans for my life!
Exercise: Belly Button Draw In. It helps to strengthen the abdominal/core muscles; resulting in back pain relief.
As always, have an EXCELLENT rest of your week and I’ll see you around the blog!
Yours In Messiah,
Abortion – the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Termination – the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Murder – the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
Homicide – the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.
Abort – to cause something to stop or fail before it begins or before it’s complete (Cambridge Dictionary)
I googled the above words this morning; because I believe I heard YHWH (God) say: Abortion is a spirit. With abortion came not only the death of babies; but also the death of destinies. Everything that we do has ramifications. It doesn’t only affect one thing or person. It affects households, cities, nations and generations. Abortion is a spirit of murder and sacrifice that seeks to abort (or stop) the performance of YHWH’s will in the earth. It was around during the time of Nimrod and baby Abraham, Pharaoh and baby Moses, as well as Herod and baby Yeshua (Jesus). All of these mass murders became lawful; because of the fear of those in leadership. None of the leaders wanted their leadership challenged or overthrown. Look at the impact that Abraham, Moses and Yeshua made in the lives of the people in the earth during their time; and even now, that is still affecting people this very day. People were able to live a life of freedom and reach their destinies, because of the birth and lives of Abraham, Moses and Yeshua.
The enemy will ALWAYS try to hinder or block the will of YHWH; but YHWH has given the church (the people who understand His identity; as well as their own) power over all power and plans of the enemy. He said in Matthew 16: 18 &19 (AMP) – And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ]. 19 I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven.”
So we are assured by Yeshua that we (the church):
- Cannot be overpowered
- Are in possession of authority of the kingdom of heaven
- Have the ability to forbid and declare things improper and unlawful on earth; which are already improper and and unlawful in heaven
- Permit and declare lawful, things on earth that are already lawful in heaven.
The church is very powerful. It’s time for us to walk in the power ensured to us by Yeshua. There should be a major distinction between the church; and the world. There should be no resemblance of the people of YHWH, to those who are not of YHWH. Just as there is no resemblance between YHWH and satan; there should be none between their children. In John 8:44 (NIV), Yeshua said: You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. In verse 47, He said: Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. YHWH and satan are not saying the same thing. With this in mind, understand that YHWH is all about life. Abortion is about death. Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV) says: This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The last verse that I have in support of choosing the will of YHWH is: Proverbs 6:16 & 17 (MSG): Here are six things God hates,
and one more that he loathes with a passion:eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent.
This post is not intended to condemn anyone. If you’ve ever had an abortion, YHWH’s grace is more than enough. This post is to encourage YHWH’s people to align with Him for His will to be brought about in the earth. We are here to express His goodness in the earth; and to be a blessing to the people. YHWH has great plans for all of us (Jeremiah 29:11). Let’s humble ourselves and seek Him. His heart’s desire is to bless our nations. I took it personally when the abortion bill was passed in my state (NY) last year. It grieved me at the core of my being. I cried out to YHWH on behalf of the babies; and I have been in prayer about it ever since. I know that YHWH hears my prayers; and I fully expect for abortion to be abolished in this nation. I also believe that people will grasp their true identities in Messiah (Christ) and reach their destinies. Who are the other believers who are using their authority and standing up for the righteousness of YHWH in our nation (and the earth)? Who sees through the lies of the enemy and is boldly declaring Abortion is unlawful and I will no longer tolerate it! Righteousness WILL prevail!
Yesterday, I had loaded the kids into the car to take them to swim lessons. Well, my car didn’t move. The wheels spun around and around. I sat there and prayed. I then got out and looked under the tires; only to discover that there was a sheet of ice under them. I put sand under the tires; then got back in, to try and pull off. Nothing! The wheels continued to spin. After about 20 minutes of trying to figure out how to get this car to move, I asked the Holy Spirit. What do I do? I heard:” Speak to it.” I got out of the car. I pointed to my car and said: “In the name of Yeshua, I command you to back out gently.” I sat back in the car and waited a few minutes. I then put the car in reverse and pressed the gas. Nothing happened. I just started praising God; because I knew I heard His voice; and that the enemy was trying to bring doubt. I gently pressed on the gas; and the car went in reverse; and I was able to get the kids to swim lessons.
The previous night, I had been meditating on Mark 11:23 (NIV) – “Truly I tell you, 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.” An opportunity presented itself for me to apply the very thing that I’d been meditating on the night before. At that moment, that situation was a mountain to me. My husband wasn’t home; and neither was my very helpful neighbor. I just praise God for His wisdom and the trustworthiness of His word!