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!

This Sickness……

Do you believe that God can heal any disease? Do you believe that God heals today?

In the world today there are so many different illnesses that happen in the lives of people all over the world. There are those illnesses that are happen stance and then there are some that are inherited. Generational curses could be placed in the category of those inherited diseases that arise in some of our lives. We had nothing to do with their origination but through the spiritual DNA of our ancestors we just happen to suffer from the consequences of prior sins. I knew someone that went through a bought of cancer that her great grandfather experienced. She had no prior knowledge of his condition until she was diagnosed. If we all would take a look into our lives we will notice things that are happening that we had nothing to do with its origination. It is not fair by any means. Sin is a spiritual sickness but Jesus came to heal every kind.

When we are unemployed, we pray for a new job and when we get it we say God did it. When we are sick, we pray for healing and say God healed my body. When we need finances to meet a need and God supplies, we say God provided. Can’t God heal any sickness your body or family is experiencing right now? The same God that healed the above situations can heal ALL situations, He is Jehovah Rophe!

‘And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Mark 4:23

When someone we love or care about approaches us with a negative report from the doctor (cancer etc.) we immediately go into prayer mode. We begin to search the scriptures, praying and fasting for God to heal their bodies. We send out prayer requests, prayer points and go into full blow warfare interceding for their supernatural healing.

I pose this question to those of you that may be experiencing issues in your family/marital lives as a result of a generational issue that you had no prior knowledge of and you are wondering where in the world this is coming from. You have been given a negative report by a loved one in regards to your marriage and you are trying to figure out what should be done?

When you pray for your loved one who is battling cancer using the word of God, can you also pray for your marriage that is suffering its sickness (lack of communication, separation, debt) as well?

Jesus came to “heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease” and that includes the sickness that your marriage is suffering as well. Some marital issues are generationally induced and some are self-induced either way I know a God that heals all manners of sickness and disease.

This sickness of conflict, betrayal, debt, and adultery is not unto death but for the glory of God, that the son of God may be glorified through it.

“When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4

You are not going to die in this trial (sickness). Instead you are going to find out what you are made of. You are made up of God. He made all of us in His image and His likeness. This trial will be used to expose your God qualities that He placed in you before you were formed. The answer to the sickness is in His Blood. His Blood has resurrection power and every time it is applied the sickness has to absorb the healing properties and be made whole.

This sickness…..is healed by the blood of Jesus. Decree your marriage, life, finances and family healed by the BLOOD of Jesus today!

The Stand – A Restored Marriage – Lessons Learned V

  1. Fussing leads to more fussing which leads to cussing which leads to God not being glorified, so just don’t fuss. Say what needs to be said and let it go. You can tell your spouse calmly and quietly that for God you live and for God you die and that you will not give up on your marriage. I know I did, LOL!
  2. Silence is golden. Speak when led and “hush” when not led.
  3. DO Not throw the Word at your spouse. Remember this is a spiritual war, you can’t throw a spiritual weapon at flesh and expect it to do anything, and it just leaves the person with a bruise somewhere on their body. 🙂
  4. If you have children, try to not cry in front of them. It brings unnecessary stress upon them and you. Go into the bathroom run the water, turn on the fan if you need to cry or wait until they are asleep.
  5. Always remember that your best friend has a friend who has a friend that has a friend and so on. Some things you only share with God because He is the only One that truly understands the beginning and the end.
  6. Friends that support you in the beginning may leave the stand later and guess what? ITS OKAY because you have a friend that will NEVER leave you nor forsake you (JESUS) IS HIS NAME!
  7. Stop prophelying to yourself. When God tells you to do something it will be confirmed. Don’t move on “I feel the Lord is telling me” etc. It is okay to ask God to confirm something you believe He told you and He will tell you when to move.
  8. Do not create unnecessary warfare in your battle. You tell someone something, crying on their shoulder and they act as if they truly care. They then go tell their friend that has a friend etc. now all these negative words are in the atmosphere and eventually make their way to your spouse’s ear gates.  You have enough to deal with.
  9. God has people all over this world interceding on your behalf. If your prayer partner does not answer the phone, don’t worry God has holy back up in place
  10. God works on you first: forgiveness, love, controlling behaviors etc. As you are wheeled into surgery, let the surgeon do what he does best which includes cutting, removing, closure and healing.

The Stand – Praying for your husband’s self-confidence

Lord we praise, honor and adore You. We enter into your gates with thanksgiving and into Your courts with praise! Hallelujah! We ask for forgiveness of any or all sin so that we may come to your throne room boldly.

We come boldly to Your Throne today lying petitions regarding my husband’s self-confidence to place You in remembrance of Your Word because You instructed us to do so in Your Word. You said that Your Word will not return back to You void, and that if we ask anything in Your Name it would be done. We come to You with Your Word and faith the size of a mustard seed, speaking those things that are not as though they were understanding that faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. We know that it is the voice of the Lord that breaks the cedars and that at the Word every demon has to bow its knee.

Lord I decree that Your Word says that my husband can do all things through Christ which strengthens him. God has not given my husband  the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind and in this my husband can boldly say, The Lord is his helper, and he will not fear what man shall do unto him. Though an host should encamp against my husband, his heart shall not fear: though war should rise against him, in this will he be confident. My husband acknowledges You in all of his ways, and You direct his paths. I declare and decree that my husband is confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in him will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ.

My husband does not cast away his confidence, which has great recompense of reward. He has patience that after he has done the will of God, he might receive the promise. My husband is crucified with Christ: nevertheless he lives; yet not him, but Christ lives in my husband: and the life which he now lives in the flesh my husband lives by the faith of the Son of God, who loved him, and gave himself for him. I decree that His divine power hath given my husband all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
And I decree that we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose and my husband has been called for a purpose and destiny that You ordained before the foundation of the earth. In Jesus name, Amen!

 

 

The Stand – A Restored Marriage – Lessons Learned IV

  1. Standing does not stop after restoration. Pray without ceasing. Just smile because you know better than anyone else “GOD GOT THIS.”
  2. Never let past manifestations affect your new expectations.
  3. Seek quiet time to hear God. At this new level you may not hear God the same way you did before. Learn to hear God at this new place in Christ.
  4. Your husband is the head, and his head is Christ. Go to the head honcho for any issues. 🙂
  5. Your mind will still be the area the enemy will attack you in. Prepare for it; keep scriptures regarding the mind near you at all times. Ex. I have the mind of Christ. I follow my Father’s voice and a stranger’s voice I will not follow….
  6. Rest but don’t sleep. The battle has been long and arduous at times. Rest but let that sap sucker of an enemy know that your foot is still on his neck and you are not playing any games.
  7. Now is the time to reach back and help someone else. The Lord will lead people to you as a test to see if you help someone else. Teach what you have been taught. Every situation is different but His Word is the same in all occasions.
  8. The past has a tendency to want to hang on and hinder progress in destiny. Constantly bind up the past and loose the new letting the devil know that what lies ahead is greater than any past struggle. Keep pressing toward the prize, looking back can be destructive and makes you salty (Lot’s wife)
  9. Chapters of your life have already been written. Ask God to bring back to your remembrance the way through a situation. He placed the answer within you before you were formed in your mother’s womb.
  10. People are going to talk while you are here and after you have left but one thing that the speech will have in common “She/he believed God and God worked it out.”