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!

 

Aim, Strike…Destroy

2 Kings 13:18-19

Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”

The Word of God is sharper than any double edged sword but it must be utilized. Joash was instructed to take an arrow and strike the ground which he does but he only strikes three times. Elisha on his death bed says if you had struck 5 or 6 times you would have destroyed it.

How many times have you struck your enemy? I don’t mean physically, I mean spiritually. How many times have you spoken the Word of God out of your mouth assailing your enemy. Life and death are in the power of your tongue. Your mouth is a gate which you use to speak God’s word. His Word + your voice = supernatural weapon.

Example from Psalm 35:4-6 – Speak each line 5 or 6 times knowing your kingdom authority and knowing that the angels hearken to God’s voice.

In doing this your mouth becomes an AK47 in the spirit realm.

Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor who seek after my life;

Let those be turned back and brought to confusion who plot my hurt.

Let them be like chaff before the wind, and let the angel of the Lord chase them.

Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

Aim – Target your enemy, Strike your enemy with the Word of God 5 or 6 times and destroy today!!

 

Deliver Me From Evil – God You Said

….and DELIVER ME FROM EVIL – Set me free from the evil one, sin, iniquities, consequences of ancestral disobedience, old mindsets, hurt, unforgiveness and pain.

Deliverance is defined – “the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant.”

He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.” Isaiah 6:7

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 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. NOW MY EYES will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”                 2 Chronicles 7:7-15

God You Said that if we turn from our wicked ways that You would:

  1. Hear us from heaven
  2. Forgive our sins
  3. Heal our land
  4. Your Eyes will be opened
  5. Your ears attentive to the prayers offered up

Decree

Lord touch our lips so our iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven. We humble ourselves today, seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways. Lord let us know of all our wicked ways, Holy Spirit illuminate every area of our lives that include wickedness so that we can repent and turn away from those worthless things so that 2 Chronicles 7:7-15 can take place in our lives, in Jesus name, Amen!

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…..