A Beautiful Exchange


Hi Everybody, 

I can’t even begin to apologize for the hiatus on my blog. So much has been happening to me since my Grandmother passed away in 2013. I found it really difficult to write but  I want to start back again.

First I just want to give God praise. It’s been a difficult couple of years but with God all things are possible. I’ve been on an emotional roller-coaster ride and have needed to be alone to really hear what the Holy Spirit has been speaking into my spirit. I saturate myself with praise songs and one song that has been playing in my heart right now is called A Beautiful Exchange by Hillsongs.

I’m heading into a 21 day prayer and fast for the month of November. You are free to join me because in this month, my church and I will be dealing with the strongman of UNBELIEF.

The focus of this Strongman is found in Hebrews 3

Hebrews 3 (NKJV)

The Son Was Faithful

Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.[a]

Be Faithful

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was angry with that generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they have not known My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”[b]

12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called“Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”[c]

Failure of the Wilderness Wanderers

16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

I have bolded parts of the scripture for emphasis. We are God’s house and if anything, we must build on a strong foundation called FAITH. Can you imagine that a generation was killed off in the desert that they wondered around for 40 years because they harbored the spirit of unbelief which is what God characterizes as something that can be found in an “evil heart” in verse 12. 

Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Unbelief causes you to abandon God and what God has said about you. Whatever you confess out of your mouth is a direct exposure of what is in your heart. If you harbour doubt in your spirit, you are struggling with unbelief. I know that there are areas in my life that I struggle in my faith, but that is why God emphasizes that we should fight the good fight of faith because he know that the Devil isn’t after your money, your possessions or your life…he is after your faith. The moment you abandon your faith, your life becomes forfeit. 

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
I would like to expand on this because I ministered on this subject yesterday at church, but I just want you all to understand that All things are possible to those that BELIEVE. If you want to travel in that realm of faith, you have to build yourself up in Faith. Faith isn’t instant, you have to build it over time and that is why we must grow from Faith to Faith because the faith of yesterday may not be sufficient for your tomorrows. You need to have faith for tomorrow. This is why God emphasizes that the church He builds isn’t a physical structure that many people build in vain….it is YOU. You are the church that He is building, because His House is known to be a House of Prayer. I have never seen an actual building kneel down and pray, have you? Only people can kneel down an pray. 
Don’t get too caught up in church building projects if the people who are part of that building have a weak foundation of faith.
Seriously, what good is a building if people aren’t strong in their Faith?
I and a few friends of mine, have started to build a church starting last April 2014. Let me tell you that it has been a battle. Some people come, some people go…but those that remain faithful to the vision are not easily swayed nor discouraged because we know that the most important building that God cares about building are His people.
We started in a hotel, and then the hotel refused to give us a place to hold services and then we ended up in my pastors apartment until we believed God for a building. We moved in to the building last Christmas and we had people join and had people leave taking most of our members to build their own thing.
Let me tell you, the devil doesn’t care if we have a church, he just wants to know, are you a Believing church? So we are now heading into a 21 day prayer and fasting for the month of November, seeking God’s face for direction. You are free to join me if you want.
I’ll continue to bring updates in the future. Stay blessed everybody! 😀

4 thoughts on “A Beautiful Exchange

  1. Welcome back my sister. I see a vision of you on that roller coaster and I can see your face. You have been scared at times and said…let me off of this thing. But then you remembered 1 Peter 5:7. You have tried to keep your mind on the Lord and have found your peace time and time again. when your way got dark…a light shined and showed you the way. Why is this happening to you?

    Because you purposed in your heart and mind to do more for the Lord. Is this a test or an attack from the enemy? Well it’s a little of both. The only answer for this trial is…Isaiah 26:3. Father God…thank you so much for watching over your precious daughter through these rough times. Thank you for the ministry you have given her to do. Please let her be a blessing and give her strength and wisdom to do your will.

    Let her remember all the victories you have given her and I see you have many more to come. Please bless her and watch over her in the coming new year and continue to shine the light through your word in her mind so she can continue on the path you have set out before her. In Jesus name…So be it.

    I see a vision of Jesus lifting up your chin with His hand. I see Him lifting your arms. He is supporting you! Your feet aren’t even touching the ground….Jesus has you in a trance…you are at complete…REST. During your deep prayer times this is what he does to you. This is how you rest from life’s daily struggles.
    God bless you my sister and continue to use the Holy Spirit inspired music, prayer and the word of God to bring peace to your soul.

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    • Thanks Tanya.

      Your words have been very encouraging. I’m amazed at what God has shown you concerning myself. The scriptures you mention are so on point to where I am right about now. The feeling I’m getting is that I have to get up an continue on with what God has started in me. I have to press forward toward the goal and no longer look back at what could have been but instead look towards where I should be going. Thanks you so much for your words. You are a blessing in my life.

      God bless sis! love ya!
      Sherline.

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