The Stand – The “Worse” Part

The Bride and Groom look into each others eyes as they lock in love and repeat the words that the Pastor speaks on the wedding day. As they both “AGREE” on the for better or worse part of the vows they either aren’t aware of the test that will follow or just consider the words a repetitive speech spoken at a wedding. What do you do when “The Worse” happens. What do you do when you find something out that devastates your entire world? Separation? Divorce? Pray?

Every couple’s “worse” may vary but one common thread is that it brings one or the other spouse to their knees crying out to God on how to handle it. See when you are a Christian and understand how God feels about covenant and divorce you don’t just run to the nearest courthouse. We are in the world but not of the world. The world runs and gets a divorce, the body of Christ must seek His Will for their situation.

The Worse could be: adultery, gambling, rebellion, lovelessness, workaholics, varying addictions and the list goes on. The question is what happens when the “worse” comes knocking at your door and what happens when it comes knocking 3 months, 6 months, 10 years… after you say I do. What do you do when you have entered into a covenant in which God is the 3fold cord?

  1. NO one told Moses, Abraham, David, Joshua all of the trials that they woud face. God just called them and said go here and you will do this but He did not tell them all the things they would have to face to get there.
  2. NO one enters holy matrimony aware of all the trials that they would face. If they did they probably would never sign up
  3. NO one can expect every day to be awesome but the movies and so called couples we view make it seem that every day is awesome. This is simply not true. Many couples smile in public and fight in private
  4. Love is blind but marriage is an eye opener – 9.9 times out of 10 marriage is going to reveal the shortcomings, sin or addictions that no one saw coming before.

The devil hates covenant. The enemy did not care about you fornicating or living together before you got married but the minute you said I do he put his boxing gloves on.

Marriage is the representation of God and the Body of Christ and the devil will do everything in his power to destroy it.

So what do you do when what you thought was perfect is not? Seek His Face!

Only God can direct your steps and He will!

HIS WORD ABOUT YOU HAS NOT CHANGED – NEW STONES/SAME WORDS

And the Lord said to Moses,

“Cut two tablets of stone like the FIRST ONES,

and I will write on THESE TABLETS “THE WORDS”

that WERE on the FIRST TABLETS which you broke.” Exodus 34:1

What God spoke over your life before the foundations of the world has not changed. You may have sinned, broken covenant or rebelled against the call but what He said about you has not changed. New stones but same words. Go get new stones and be ready to receive and walk in the same Word He gave you before the mess.

We change our minds but God doesn’t!

 

Spiritual Assassination – It’s Time to Assassinate (Return to Sender)

In light of the news and its reports on the ISIS situation something came to me.

These people literally sit back and plan how they can hurt Or destroy Americans. That is their focus and goal – sad but true. They sit around and contemplate how to take people out for no reason Except jealousy and hatred.

This is the same thing that the enemy and his kingdom of darkness does.

Assassinate is defined in Webster: to injure or destroy unexpectedly and treacherously. This is the enemy’s goal against all of us.

John 10:10 – “ The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

So now our white house administration has to sit back and plan how to counterattack this attack and currently as we speak, their are planes in the air hovering over ISIS ready to perform an airstrike if necessary.

Matthew 11:12 – “Now from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take
It by force.”

There is power in the spoken Word of God.

In Genesis 1:2 – …the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters and when God spoke creation began…..

I understand crying, hurt and pain but none of that is going to move the enemy. The only thing that moves the enemy is the WORD OF GOD!!!! Just as the white house is planning to do we must do also.

You have to hover over your situations speaking, decreeing and declaring the Word of God. As you speak the Word of God, it is just like bullets being sent upon your enemy, turning the treacherous acts they sent out towards themselves.

If the enemy has come against your finances and you are a tither: Assassinate them with: It is written, if I bring my tithes into the
storehouse, that God Will rebuke the devour for my sake in Jesus name! Bind up debt and poverty and loose wealth in Jesus name!

If the enemy has come against your family and their salvation: Assassinate them with, It is written, that God promised my entire house-
hold will be saved. Bind up every rebellious spirit and loose salvation into each one of their lives in Jesus name!

If the enemy has come against your health: Assassinate them with, It is written: healing is the children’s bread. He was wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities the chastisement of my peace was upon Him and by His stripes I am HEALED!!! Bind sickness and
disease, loose healing in Jesus name!

If the enemy has come against your marriage: Assassinate them with, It is written: What God has joined together, let no man (woman, spirit)
separate. Bind the spirit of divorce and separation, loose unity and restoration of the marital covenant in Jesus name!

Continue to speak the Word of God and you will spend less time on the temporary natural circumstance you see in your face! Yes I know they
Are talking about you, judging you, giving you bad doctors reports, telling you that it’s over and to move on but you continue to praise the NAME
That is above all the other names. Jesus is the name that demons tremble. Everything the enemy throws, throw it back, return to sender!!!

Your fight is not on the ground but in the air! You are seated in heavenly places and the enemy is under your feet. You are launching your weapon
Of mass destruction not from the ground but from the 3rd heaven into the second heaven. You have been given authority to tread upon serpents,
Scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Your fight is not with people but against spirits!!!

So continue to fight the good fight of faith, in the AIR seated in heavenly places!

Standing – The Thorn In Your Side

II Corinthians 12:7-10
“And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given
Me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, For My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses
For Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

When I was believing God to restore my marriage I heard someone say that even after the manifestation you never stop standing. It is the most exact and true statement that was ever spoken. One day my husband and I were riding in the car and he said “Cheryl you are not praying like you should.” After discussing the matter, I realized that I entered into a “rest” mode. I had been praying for years and now that I had breakthrough I decided that God wanted me to take a break. I mean He does tell us to rest in him, right? 😉 It was after that statement and an
revelation that I understood that my husband is my head and his head is Christ. If God told him that I was not praying enough then I had to accept
that was the case. Since then I have been on a daily mission confront the devil and his team of demons, sending everything they send my way right back to them. (Return to Sender!!!)

The splinter that Paul talks about in the scripture above is not an actual physical splinter. It is something that continuously was poking and
prodding at him attempting to make him give up on his ministry, call and life. The enemy never backs down, he just changes his ways of doing things to get you to give up. Every day that you wake up you must be prepared for battle against the thorn(s) in your side. Yes your family has been restored but the tactics that the enemy used to break it up will never cease. You must daily decree the word regarding your family and situations.

If your family had issues with finances and now has been restored. Continue to decree the word over your finances and tell the enemy what he will not do.
If you were a nagging wife or a controlling husband continue to declare and decree that you will not go back to those ways. If your family had issues with infidelity, continue to bind up the strongman associated with that issue, and all spirits connected to it sending it
back to the pits of hell where it came from etc. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing……..the enemy never ceases so why should you?

When a doctor prescribes antibiotics he/she instructs you to take all of it even when the symptoms have ceased. Why? Taking the entire course ensures
That the infection is gone. The same thing goes for prayer. Manifestation of your answered prayers indicates that the symptoms are gone, but you must
Continue to take the entire course which ends at “until death do you part.” Prayer is the antibiotic that you will take until the day you leave this earth.
The manifestation of your prayers will continue throughout generations as long as Jesus delays His return.

Pray without ceasing!!!!!

STAND

STAND!

1 Samuel 17:16 – “For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.”

Newsflash: The enemy never relents in his stand against you. In turn, you must never relent in your STAND against him. Daily, you must do spiritual warfare!

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalms 1:2 KJV)

1 Samuel 17:4-7 “A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.”

Ephesians 6:11-18 “ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to STAND against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. STAND therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; PRAYING ALWAYS with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

What are you standing on today? Bad doctor’s report? Upcoming court date? Fear? Worry? Condemnation? If you are, that is exactly what the enemy wants you to do, just like Goliath did. He wore all of this outlandish stuff to frighten the people by their 20/20 vision, inhibiting them from seeing in the spirit what God had said regarding their trial.

God has given us everything that we need to Stand. The stand that we take is in another realm. He has given us the authority to trample on serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Yes we have to take a stand in natural circumstances but the stand that we take in the spirit realm makes the natural realm obey. Stand on by His stripes you are healed. Stand on God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Stand on there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus!

Stand every morning and every evening.

Praying always…..

Build the Ark – God’s standard

Build the Ark – God’s standard

Isaiah 59:19 – “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Lord will lift up a standard against him.”

As I thought about this scripture I began to see a correlation between it and the story of Noah.

Noah found grace in the Lord’s eyes and was instructed to build an ark that would hold his family and two of every kind of beast and animal. At this particular time there were no large bodies of water to accommodate this masterpiece so I am sure it looked silly to all who looked on. As you stand for what God has told you, holding tight to and standing on the Word of God do you look silly to people looking on? As you build your ark through prayer, fasting and faith do your friends and family tell you are crazy, accept whatever and move on…. I encourage you today to rely on God’s standard.

God’s standard does not look like our standards. His standards at time make no sense to those of us with natural eyesight. This standard that Noah built was built to save a remnant of mankind to begin again. The funny thing about it is that Noah was not perfect by any means but he found one of the godly twins “grace and mercy” and it made an exception to the rule.

There are many people believing God for rescue and deliverance from varied situations. These are not perfect people but people that have found grace in the Lord’s eyes. As you stand for your restored health, family, marriage etc. know that you are God’s chosen and that “Grace” is tattooed on your forehead, so BUILD YOUR ARK. Do not worry about the stares, glares and snickers behind your back and sometime to your face. Be obedient to God’s instructions through His Word and His still small voice. When God says turn left, turn left, when God says turn right, then turn right. Put on natural blinders to people and spiritual blinders to the lies and deceit of the enemy.

Natural: Negative report from the doctor: People see the reports, medicine, chemo etc.

Build the Ark: It is written: He was wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities, the chastisement of my peace was upon Him and by His stripes, I am healed.

Natural: Marital Separation

Build the Ark: It is written: God you hate divorce, and I place You in remembrance of Your Word, You said God “What God has joined together let no man separate.”

Natural: Rebellious Children

Build the Ark: It is written that my entire house would be saved and just as the prodigal son returned to his senses and home so will my children. Lord you did it for the prodigal father and you will do it for me.

Building an ark is not easy but necessary to save the remnant of your family for generations to come. In the end, I am sure the people caught in the flood were banging, begging and pleading to get on that ark as the flood came in. Once your ark is built there will be people that initially thought you were crazy asking either to get on your ark or assistance in building their own ark in some form or fashion.

Noah’s ark was sealed by God. You on the other hand will have the opportunity to open the door to your ark to those that God directs your way. When they come to the door say: He is no respecter of persons what He did for me He will do for you, there is a standard (God’s standard) for you!

Covenant Intruders

This morning I was listening to a you tube broadcast. The speaker began to talk about the confrontation between David and Goliath. The giant named Goliath attempted to use things that he had no authority to use to defeat David. As we understand in Genesis 1:28b God gave us dominion over the fish in the sea, birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.

Paraphrasing for time sake, Goliath told David 1 Samuel 17: 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!” First of all, Goliath did not have authority to do this, this authority was only reserved to those who were in a covenant relationship with God. David says in vs. 46b – This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. David could do this because he was in a covenant relationship with God.

We are in covenant relationships with God and with our husbands’. Those “intruders” that attempt to act like us, or be like us can never be us. They do not have the authority that we have been given.

Your spouse may have them believing that they have this authority because of the words they are speaking to them or against their covenant spouse.

This morning I want to you to see yourselves as David saw himself. The “other person” has no say so in the life of your husband only you can go in on his behalf to intercede for him. Any other person is just like Goliath, and uncircumcised Philistine. So this morning, you tell that uncircumcised Philistine what their final destination is going to be. This morning slay that spirit of adultery, whoremonging etc. and give its carcass(worthless remains) to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. You have the power and authority to spiritually assassinate every spirit that is coming against your marriage and feed its remains back to the kingdom of darkness.

Now understand that we do have to pray for the “other person” that they too become enlightened so that they can be saved, but the bottom line is no other person can come to you and tell you what they are going to do to your marriage!

Prayer

Lord we honor, praise and adore You. We ask for forgiveness of any and all sin. We plead the blood of Jesus over our lives, marital covenants and families now in Jesus name. We spiritually assassinate ever uncircumcised Philistine of adultery, rebellion, confusion, whoremonging in the name of Jesus and we loose covenant, unity, peace and faithfulness into each of our marriages now in Jesus name. We plead the blood of Jesus over our spouses relationship with You and stand in agreement that it is being restored even now. You are the head of their lives so we thank You for first reconciling them to You and then back to their families.

We ask Lord God that You send people into the lives of the “other people” to warn them of touching this holy union. Your Word says that You will make a way of escape. We pray that this escape is made as loud and clear as You made to Abimelech in that dream where he was warned to not touch Sarah. We bind Your Mind to our husbands’ mind, Your Spirit to our husbands’ spirit so that they can see Your Will for their lives. We bind, break and destroy every ungodly soul tie in sexual relations that has been made between the other person and our husbands in Jesus name. We bind peace, happiness and fellowship in each of these ungodly relationships.

We bind conception, pregnancy and birth in every one of these ungodly relationships. We loose confusion, contention and strife into each of these non-covenant, ungodly relationships. You said whatever we bind in earth is bound in heaven and whatever is loosed in earth is also loosed in heaven.

We ask all of this in Jesus name, Amen!