Here With Me


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I wanted to post this awesome song by Jay Alexander feat. Aaron Thomas called Here With Me. It’s actually an old song but I really love it and it encourages me when I’m feeling down and alone. God is with us when we feel lonely. He will never leave us nor forsake us so we just need to be encouraged and know that no matter what trials or issues you face, you are not as abandoned as you might feel. God is your very present help in your time of need. He will always be there for you no matter what. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The Model Prayer – The Importance of Water Baptism


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So today, I want to talk about how we ought to pray. When I was younger, I was brought up as a “Catholic” Christian when I was living with my grandparents who were diplomats; and as a Catholic, we prayed repetitive “Hail Mary” type of prayers and we also prayed to “Saints” as it was a custom to Catholic religious practices. This is what my grandparents taught me to do when I was younger because that is what they were taught to do when they were younger.

However, when I moved to Canada at the age of 16 to live with my Mom, I discovered that this type of prayer was all wrong and it always bothered me why we needed to pray directly to “saints” acknowledged by the Catholic church who to me, were dearly departed individuals who weren’t sinless people to begin with.

How were they an intermediary to get our prayers answered if they were not sinless people themselves?

Now, I know that some Catholics will be quite up in arms with what I’m about to say, but the truth is, Biblically speaking, praying to “Saints” is not scriptural, nor is it backed up Biblically speaking. If anything, we ought to be praying directly to the Father (God) as Jesus told us to do in the Bible.


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Jesus confirms that we need to pray directly to the Father and tells us how we ought to pray in Matthew 6:5-15:

The Model Prayer

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.[b] And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:

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Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[c]

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Image result for mind of christ facebook bannerI remember having this argument with my Grandfather who was brought up as a Catholic on this issue and when I pointed out this scripture to him found in Matthew 6,  he could not refute nor deny what I was stating as Biblical proof of how we ought to pray. Since then, he has started to pray differently and he has seen results through his prayers as he now has received the revelation as to how we ought to pray to God. He also has been referring to Biblical scripture in his prayers rather than relying on Catholic prayer beads (rosaries), Hail Mary’s, saint pins and pictures etc to pray. Relying on such things when praying to God is a form of IDOLATRY. There is no scriptural text to back up why any Christian should use such strange religious paraphernalia in order to pray directly to God to get their prayers heard and answered. If you have been doing this all your life and are wondering why nothing seems to be happening, it’s because such practices are a form of idol worship. You will need to do away of this practice and repent before the Father and learn to pray directly to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit from now on. So my point is, as Christians, we need to model our lives on the basis of Biblical Scripture as our FOUNDATION and not on the basis of religious dogma that cannot support some of the practices that have no scriptural basis for doing the things that they do.


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John Baptizes Jesus


Even Jesus was Baptized when he was a young man if you look at the following Scriptures:

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Matthew 3:13

John Baptizes Jesus ] Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

When He had been baptizedJesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
John Baptizes Jesus ] It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

John Baptizes Jesus ] When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.

John the Baptist Exalts Christ ] After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized.

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As a former-Catholic Christian, I was baptized as a child, but when I grew up, my mom gave me Christian books on spiritual warfare when I was living in China at age 16 that forever changed my life that I literally chose God as my Saviour and went through water Baptism at the age of 17 when I moved to Canada to publicly declare my faith in God with a whole bunch of other saved believers that were around my age and some people were older than me who also gave up their lives to the Lord, Our God, Jesus Christ.


To me, water baptism as a baby is more like a “baby dedication” to the Lord. I think it’s ok to have your baby dedicated to God ceremonially as a baby; however, I also think that when a person actually chooses God as their Saviour when they grow up and have come to the full knowledge of who Christ is to them, and have accepted that they are indeed sinners in need of a Saviour, that is when a believer should truly get baptized by water and then the gifts of the Holy Spirit will ignite in them as they get baptized by the fire of the Holy Spirit once they have affirmed their faith in God and grown in the knowledge of the Truth through meditating on the Word of God (The Bible).


Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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You can only receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit after you have affirmed your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour through water baptism. I firmly believe that. I’m no longer a “Catholic” Christian as it were because I’m now a non-denominational Christian who believes in living life by Biblical Standards of Truth.

I attend a Bible-believing church and believe in the workings of the Holy Spirit in my life. Praying to “Saints” like the Catholics do, doesn’t increase your spirituality. This maybe hard for a Catholic Christian to gulp down and accept what I’m saying, but I’m stating all this based on Biblical Standards of Truth. You can choose to deny it, but this is what the Bible says, and Jesus Himself tells us how we ought to pray to the Father.


Nowhere in the Bible does it indicate that we should pray to dead people who have passed on…nowhere does the Bible indicate that we should look to those who some people categorize as “saints” as intermediaries to answering our prayers. In some sense, this type of activity is a subtle form of necromancy which is strictly forbidden for any Christian to be doing in the first place, so I urge you Christians of God, to Pray directly to the Father, and you will see Him do miraculous things in your life, Amen! I have posted a song by Hillsongs United called Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) as a ministering song on this topic of Water Baptism. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God Bless You everybody! 😀



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Move Forward, No Looking Back!


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Related imageI just had to post this awesome song today by Troy Sneed called Move Forward. I found this song to be very comforting and ministering to my spirit regarding how I feel at the moment. I believe in pressing forward and moving ahead regardless of whatever tried to pull me back. I believe in focusing on what’s ahead of me rather than being distracted by what is already behind me. Let the past pass and the future push me ahead with God on my side. The same should apply to all who are currently facing setbacks, delays, hindrances etc in your lives. Don’t be discouraged and continue to push forward towards the goal with God on your side.


Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

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Lately, I’ve been having a series of prophetic dreams that show me things that are yet to happen in my future that makes me feel some sense of encouragement and a sense of having something to look forward to. Sometimes, God gives us visions or dreams that have yet to be realized so that we can have some sense of purpose to be driven to continue fighting for what is rightfully ours. It also helps us to remain focused on the goal. Just because other people don’t see where you are going right now doesn’t mean that God cannot take you to your promise. God has a way of guiding our spirits to walk in a certain direction to obtain the promises He has for us if only we remain faithful and attentive and spiritually sensitive to His instructions and guidance.


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Image result for Move Forward with God bannerIn my own personal experience, God usually gives me dreams, visions and/or obvious physical signs of when I’m heading in the right direction. Prayer helps me to be spiritually sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and He always guides me in the right direction. Be clear and specific as to what you want from God in your prayer life so that you can have definitive results from your prayers. Fasting sharpens my hearing and ability to hear clearly from the voice of the Holy Spirit when I am too distracted by things going on around me. If you feel confusion or some sense of uncertainty regarding where you should be going and/or what you ought to be doing right about now in your life, learn to pray and fast so that you can allow your spirit to become sensitive enough to hear clearly from the voice of the Holy Spirit who is able to give you specific direction as to where you ought to go whether it be through signs, dreams or visions or a word of confirmation from other believer(s). Refuse to remain lost, and if necessary, seek someone who is spiritually mature, who can pray with you and guide you when you are feeling lost and confused.


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Read your Bible daily and ask God to give you revelation as you read through it. Some of the answers you seek concerning your life can be found in the Bible. I find that when I read through the parables of Jesus, God always gives me insight as to how I should be as a person, how I should act and how my mind needs to renew my thinking in order to do what’s right and walk in the right direction in my life. In the same way, when you do these things, you will gain insight as to where you ought to go and what direction you need to head towards once you purpose to develop a strong spiritual sensitivity to hear directly from the Holy Spirit as you pray and meditate on God’s Word (The Bible) in your life. Seek and you shall find, Ask and it shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.


Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

I pray that these songs I’ve posted here today will bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody 😀 !



The last song I’ll post for the day is by Briana Babineaux called I’ll Be the One. I pray that these songs bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

Dare to be Different


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Today, I want to post this awesome song by Micah Tyler called Different. You know, it’s not easy to be “different” from your peers but Jesus was completely different from the Jewish masses back in those days. He showed us that we don’t need to be legalistic or dogmatic in order to be a people that demonstrates God’s love through our actions. Our faith is not based on “appearances of holiness” if we deny the power of God’s love for us. Our faith should be based on our actions that Jesus came to exemplify so that we could duplicate that same power at His level and even at a greater level since He said that “Greater works shall we do than these….” in the following scripture:

11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

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12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.


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resurrection.jpgLet us purpose and pursue the greater gifts of the Holy Spirit so that we can demonstrate that Christ-like level of love through our actions. If Jesus could pick up an ear that Simon Peter had cut off from the servant of the High Priest called Malchus who had come to arrest Jesus and put it back on Him again (Luke 22:49-51; John 18:10), wouldn’t it be amazing if we as Christians could demonstrate that same level of power in our lives? The only reason why we can’t do some of those things is because our minds won’t go there. I think it would be awesome to be used by God in this way because such a demonstration of God’s love can change a person’s destiny. There are people who are non-believers that have come to Christ simply because they had an encounter with either a believer who demonstrated their faith in action or through an encounter with the miraculous that transformed their lives as they came to believe that Jesus is indeed the Son of God and all that come to believe in Him shall be saved. This just goes to show you that faith in action has a supernatural trans-formative power that can change a heart and a person’s mind to believe in the saving grace and power of Jesus Christ. God isn’t asking you to be perfect, He is just asking that You believe in Him so that you can be saved. If you have struggled in your faith, I pray that you reconsider where you stand right now and give your life back to Jesus so that He can renew a steadfast spirit in you again.


Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You everybody! 😀


God of the Impossible


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I just want to post this awesome song I heard today by The Sidewalk Prophets called Impossible to encourage you that not matter what it is that you are dealing with, when you have God on your side, all things become possible. It’s hard to see at times how God opens up doors in a persons life filled with opportunities, answers and blessings; however, when you keep pursuing Him with all of your might, God will show you so many ways out of no way for you to obtain the promises that He has for your life.


How many of you know that with God, all things are possible? The Bible clearly states in the following scriptures:

Luke 1:37 [Full Chapter] – For with God nothing will be impossible.”


So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”


Meditate on these verses today and I pray that this song will bless your spirit today. God bless you everybody 😀 !


Come to the Table


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I just had to post this song by the Sidewalk Prophets called Come to the Table. I like the fact that Jesus allowed his disciples to sit with Him at the same table with all of their imperfections and all and just fellowship with one another. None of the disciples were perfect and some of them tended to be self-righteous and judgmental. Regardless of that fact, Jesus embraced all of them and mentored each one of them because He loved them all unconditionally. As Christians, we have to learn to love in this manner. I can testify that it isn’t always easy to love everybody, because we too have our own imperfections and weaknesses that we need to deal with; however, having said that though, we can still strive to demonstrate a Christ-like love to everyone we encounter. We can only grow in our faith when we increase in our capacity to love and extend our love to others who seem loveless and soulless.


Love does not discriminate, it embraces all that are willing to receive it. Personally, I still feel like I’m working on this “Christ-like” love in my daily walk. I do get people that challenge me, but this is how God shows me what I need to do in order to be more like Him. When I recognize the areas I fall short, grace allows me to grow and show compassion to those seemingly not deserving of it. Agape love is no simple feat since it’s an ongoing process to grow from love to love to the point where it becomes second nature to operate in that realm where Jesus was able to demonstrate it throughout all His actions. May we strive to be more like Jesus everyday, Amen. I pray that this song blesses Your spirit today. God Bless you everybody! 😀


God Can Use Broken Things


Hello Everybody!

Today, I want to post two awesome songs by Matthew West where the first song is called Broken Things. I just found this song to be awesomeeeeeeee! I hope y’all will like it ! 😀


When I think about the types of things I’ve gone through in my life, I am amazed at how God has kept me. There were times when I felt broken inside; however, God always found a way to heal the broken pieces of me through miraculous means whether it be through people I encountered, or through miraculous healings and/or deliverance through intercessory prayer and/or fasting.


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Just an example: Levitation off the bed

I’ve already written in previous posts that I experienced a lot of spiritual oppression as a kid where my body would twist on its own in unusual ways and would sometimes be found to almost levitate off my bed (not completely of course), but I would be found in an arched position with only my head on the pillow and feet on the bed as the rest of me was lifted into the air as if I was being carried by some unseen force while I was in a seemingly tranced state (according to my twin sister who witnessed all this craziness). When I was young, it got so bad that there came a time where I wished for death to come quickly because it was so tormenting and painful to endure that I don’t think I could take it anymore. It must have gotten so bad to the point where I sleep-walked into the kitchen and got a knife and pointed it to my chest that I almost killed myself while I was in a trance-like state. Thank God my grandmother woke me up by shouting at me in an authoritative voice commanding me to “PUT THE KNIFE DOWN!”, since my twin ran to get her because she couldn’t seem to wake me up before that happened. It really disturbs me to think that I went through all that growing up and I didn’t know what to do about it because I lacked information (knowledge) and revelation which would have given me the power to overcome all these attacks in the first place. I do feel that the Lord allowed me to go through this so that I could become stronger and more knowledgeable about the subject of Spiritual Warfare in order to help others who may have endured or are enduring things that are beyond their comprehension or understanding.


I am glad and thankful that God always came and rescued me during the darkest times in my life and I am grateful to God for having delivered me from all those types of strange demonic oppressive experiences that I used to endure as a kid. It has taught me to fight and not give up and to not give in even when it hurts so when I reflect on my struggle with recovering my short-term memories because of being struck by a sickness that affects my memories (encephalitis); I realize that if it’s not a spiritual attack that I have to endure, I can also face a physical attack that can affect my mind, body and soul as well. Despite all that, you still do not need to give into defeat when something tries to hit you and knock you down just as soon as you get back up again.


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I have learned within this short lifespan that I will always be fighting to live for the rest of my life because the Lord knows I can endure and fight to live until He calls me home (Heaven). So I’ve decided to maintain a fighting spirit. I have faced discouragement, sleepless nights, the feeling of being defeated; however, God still calls us to fight and endure. We need to have a fighting spirit if we want to be successful in spiritual warfare and life in general. You have to guard your mind above all else because what you believe in is what you’ll ultimately become.


So for today, train your mind, spirit and body to first meditate on God’s Word (the Bible) and train up your mind, body and spirit for spiritual warfare. People experience spiritual warfare everyday whether they’re aware of it or not, so it is important to grow strong and read up on it so that you can be successful and develop a fighting spirit that won’t put up with nonsense and discouragement from others who try to raise limits in your life. Remember God who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ever ask, think or imagine. God is able to help you to endure and press through for your breakthroughs when you place your 100% trust in Him. Keep your faith alive and seek God with all of your heart, Amen! 😀

Ephesians 3:20-21 [Full Chapter]

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


The Last song I want to post for today is also by Matthew West called Mended. I like this song because it’s pretty much on the same theme of my post. I hope it blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

When We Pray – Parent Me


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I want to post this song by Tauren Wells called When We Pray. I believe that with all that’s going on currently in our world, we as Christians need to pray even more and more for our families and our nations. In the wake of all the strange disasters that seem to be occurring, I think as people of faith we need to recognize when the Earth is groaning to see the “Sons of God arise” – the Christians who operate in the realm of pure faith with actions.


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18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

If you see people in need, don’t be a silent observer if you have the ability to extend your hands to help other people. We cannot be spectators to people’s trials when God calls us to be able to comfort those that need to be comforted and to help those when we have the ability to do so. What you give is what you get in return. I firmly believe that. If you sow in righteousness, you will reap a harvest of righteousness in your life.


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Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.


2 Corinthians 9:10

Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sowand increase the fruits of your righteousness,


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The last song I want to post for today is called Parent Me by Json feat. J.R. I dedicate this song to the children seeking love from their parents who may sometimes be absent in their lives for various reasons. Sometimes, it’s hard for those that are single-parents to manage being a parent and a breadwinner at the same time since it’s a catch-twenty-two because you’re trying the very best you can to be there for your child and yet you need to work to provide for them. Children may not always understand the sacrifices you make to provide for them because in their eyes, all they seek is your undivided attention and love. Despite the challenges of rearing your children, try your hardest to be involved in their lives because once they grow up, all you have done for them at that point will shape their character(s). Children repeat what you teach them by the things they have observed you do, so remember to spend as much quality time to nurture their spirits and minds to operate with a Christ-like attitude towards any challenges that they may face in this life. I pray that these songs bless your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀


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Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

 

Chasing Nothing But You


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I just had to post this awesome song by Tauren Wells called Nothing But You (Feat. Davies). The song sounds amazing on surround sound and I pray that it ministers to your spirit today 😀 .


I think that we need to chase after God in the same way that He chases after us since He did send His only begotten Son to die for us so that we could have everlasting life. That’s a love that’s hard to come by; however, Jesus is the One who loves each and everyone of us in this way. Hopefully, we make it a mission to love people in this way. A love that pursues others without the fear of rejection, abandonment or denial. A love that chooses to love anyway simply because such a love has no strings attached. It is that Agape Love that will love you to the end. That’s the type of love we should strive to live for and learn to give to others who are around us.


John 3:16 [Full Chapter]

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

It isn’t easy to love everybody (trust me I know!); however, when we strive to be like Jesus Christ as our standard, then we can achieve to demonstrate Agape love at His level. It seems to be a very difficult standard to reach but having said that though, it is not impossible for us to demonstrate it at that level because with God on our side, all things become possible. Can you imagine someone chasing after you in this way? God is worth pursuing since He already pursued us through His Son Jesus Christ. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today as it has ministered to mine. God Bless You Everybody! 😀