God’s View of Marriage and Divorce – The Biblical Standard


Hello Peeps!

Image result for DivorceWell, today I woke up with this topic in my spirit. Whenever the Lord presses me to write on a sensitive issue, I always feel the I need to pray about it before I pursue it, so here is what I believe is God’s view point regarding the issue of DIVORCE. I will first give the Biblical view point on the topic and then I’ll add my 2 cents on it at the end.


Before I even go into depth regarding God’s view on the topic of DIVORCE, I must first define what a Marriage is by Biblical standards. Marriage in The Bible is defined as one union between 1 Man and 1 Woman (PERIOD). Anything outside this definition and context is contrary to the Biblical definition of marriage. Therefore, things like “same-sex marriages” or “polyamorous marriages” etc, do not fit in the Biblical context or definition of a Godly marriage. If you look at 1 Corinthians 7:1- 7The Bible confirms this definition, if you read the following that I’ve bold-ed:


1 Corinthians 7 

Principles of Marriage

Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:

It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.


The Bible also highlights SPECIFICALLY that the unmarried and those who are widows (married individuals who have lost their spouse through death), are categorically those that are allowed to marry if they choose to do so; and if these individuals (categorically speaking) lack self-control with respect to their sexual desires. It is better for such people, categorically speaking, to marry rather than commit adultery or fornicate (have sex outside of marriage) as a consequence of their lack of self-control as is stated in the following verses of scripture:


1 Corinthians 7: 8-9

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.


Those that have had sex outside the context of a marriage have sinned by God’s standard, and must confess and repent of their actions if they are truly contrite and aware that they have fallen short in this area of their lives. Some people may have had sexual experiences in their lives without knowing God’s standards regarding sexual purity and marriage, especially for those who weren’t Christian in the first place (unbelievers). However, once a person is aware and knows that engaging in such activities is sinful by God’s standards, they must choose not to engage any further in this area of sin after that. Those that continue in the knowledge of it are guilty of sinning in this area of their lives by their own volition and choice.


What about Rape, Molestation, or Exploited victims? 

In my opinion, those that have had sexual experiences against their will are not guilty of having had such experiences that compromised their purity by God’s standards. However, those that have committed such atrocities against another person or person(s), are guilty and have sinned greatly by God’s standards, and such individuals do end up reaping whatever thing they have sowed. I know that in the old testament times, raped victims ended up marrying their rapists under the Mosaic laws during those times. This was done as a means of restoring the raped victims honor (in a patriarchal Hebraic society), since the victim was considered no longer a virgin, and therefore, no man would have wanted to marry her. This law was instituted to restore a raped victims honor for her to be eligible to get married, and therefore, she would subsequently marry her rapist. I don’t know about you, but I think a victimized woman would rather remain single than marry her rapist… but I don’t know… that’s just me.


The Bible is also emphatic about husbands and wives keeping their marriage vows regardless of whether their partner is a Believer or not. If one partner is a Believer of Christ – A Christian, then the other spouse is also sanctified by their believing spouse in their marriage, and their children also become holy. However, if the unbelieving spouse chooses to leave the marriage, The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 7:15 that they should let them depart because how can they know whether or not they can save their unbelieving spouse? Only God can save an unbelieving spouse.


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10 Now to the married I commandyet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?


In 1 Corinthians 7: 25-28, The Bible states that for those who are unmarried and virgins, that it is alright to remain as you are since you aren’t bound to anyone. However, just because your single doesn’t necessarily mean you live life without some sense of self-restraint and self-control. This doesn’t give a single person the license to act crazy and live life recklessly and irresponsibly. However, if a single person or widow marries, they have not sinned according to God’s standards.


To the Unmarried and Widows

25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. 26 I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.


In 1 Corinthians 7:32-40The Bible makes a distinction regarding the differences between a married person versus an unmarried person.

For those that are unmarried, they are identified as those who: 

  1. care for the things of the Lord and how they may please Him (verse 32)
  2. care about being holy both in body and in spirit.
  3. when not given in marriage, they are those that do better (verse 38).

In contrast, for those that are married, they are identified as those who:

  1. care about the things of the world (verse 33)
  2. care about how they may please their spouse.
  3. when given in marriage, they are those that do well (verse 38).

32 But I want you to be without [b]care. He who is unmarried [c]cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife. 34 There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. 35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his [d]virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry. 37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his [e]virgin, does well. 38 So then he who gives [f]her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better.


In the last 2 verses of the same chapter, The Bible clearly states that the wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if he dies, she is at liberty to marry whomever she chooses in the Lord. Therefore, there is no room for an adulterous affair to take place, nor does a marriage permit having various other partners in the context of a Godly union.


39 A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment—and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

What about the Issue of Divorce? What is God’s take on the topic?

In order to talk about Divorce, we must look at Jesus’ perspective on the matter when the Pharisees tested Him on this same subject by looking at the following verses of scripture found in:


Matthew 19:1-10 (NKJV)

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19 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.

The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who[a]made them at the beginning made them male and female,’ and said,‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.

They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”

He said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for [b]sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.

10 His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”


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It is clear that Jesus clarifies the parameters that allow for a Divorce of a marital union to take place in the book of Matthew 19:1-10 (NKJV). According to Jesus:

  1. Divorce was introduced in The Bible during the days of Moses where a certificate of divorce was issued to put away a man’s wife (verses 7-8). However, Jesus also stated that from the beginning, that wasn’t part of God’s plan. This was a man-made law created for a sinful generation that didn’t value the sanctity of marriage.
  2. Jesus, Himself, states that a divorce is only permitted if there is evidence of adultery, where one spouse has practiced sexual immorality and then chooses to marry another person.
  3. Jesus also makes it clear in verse 9 that whoever marries a divorced person has committed adultery.

I find it interesting that Jesus makes it clear in Matthew 19:4-6 that the Lord made us Male and Female and for this reason, a (male) man will leave his parents house and be joined together with his (female) wife and the two will become one flesh. No where does Jesus define this concept of marriage as homosexual, bisexual, or polymorous in nature, etc etc. It’s strictly between 1 man and 1 woman by God’s definition, so people really have no room to get this twisted.


So what about those that were once divorced and have married someone else?

The truth is, Biblically speaking, those that marry someone else after divorcing their first spouse have committed adultery by God’s standard.


Does that mean that they should divorce their new spouse to make things right? Divorcing twice over doesn’t make much of a difference, because adultery has already taken place and adultery is sin. Sin, is sin is sin is sin. There’s no two ways about this. All I can say is that for anyone that has committed adultery in someway, Go before God and seek repentance for making such a decision and life changing mistake. If you truly fear God, your spirit will be convicted of this Truth. Once a person is divorced, they are not permitted to marry someone else as is stipulated in The Bible, because that will be deemed as an act of ADULTERY; but we live in a sinful generation that so many people choose to ignore this and go about their business doing whatever it is that they like. I know that with the whole thing about Israel Houghton marrying his new wife Adrienne Bailon after divorcing his first wife, Meleasa Houghton, many have been quick to judge him on his choice to marry someone else with a condemning attitude… but I believe Jesus would look at his accusers and ask them this question in John 8:7:


John 8:1-12 (NKJV)

Jesus the Light of the World

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Now [a]early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, [b]this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now [c]Moses, in the law, commanded us [d]that such should be stoned. But what do You [e]say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, [f]as though He did not hear.

So when they continued asking Him, He [g]raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being[h] convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up [i]and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers [j]of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go [k]and sin no more.”

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”


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As you can see, the scribes and Pharisees were quick to judge a person by their self-righteous standards; however, when it comes to God, we must always remember that the judgment we place on another person will be weighed against ourselves by God’s standards.


Matthew 7:2-4 (NKJV)

For with what [a]judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?


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Image Source: Israel and former wife Meleasa

Does that mean that Israel Houghton didn’t commit adultery? No… because according to The Bible, he has committed adultery in marrying his 2nd wife Adrienne Bailon while divorcing his 1st wife Meleasa Houghton. However, I am of the opinion that he himself needs to be convicted of that truth. It’s simple to point the finger at him as outside observers expecting a higher standard of behaviour from him simply because he is a worship minister… but sometimes I feel that certain Christians … no matter what platform, position or title they carry within the church, if they are not taught what the Fear of the Lord is, they will be prone to making such mistakes. It is easier to expect a higher standard of such people; however, anyone is capable of making this mistake as with other mistakes, so we shouldn’t put such people on a high pedestal expecting them to be perfect when they are simply just human. At the end of the day, Israel Houghton and Adrienne Baillon both have to feel convicted that they have committed adultery by the Biblical definition of it, and be repentant of it themselves; between themselves and God. Anyone can be in denial regarding their actions in any area of their lives; however, if you are not convicted by Biblical standards of truth… then people leave room to sear their conscience bit-by-bit if they lack spiritual conviction that causes one to seek repentance from the Lord for their short-comings. There is no room to re-interpret what Jesus’ considers as adultery when it’s written plainly in The Bible for anyone to understand. Again I say, Sin is sin is sin is sin. There’s no two ways about it…


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Image Source: Israel Hougton marries Adrienne Bailon

Although the deed is done, that doesn’t mean that our God is not quick to forgive when one comes before Him contrite in spirit while acknowledging their sin and short-comings. However, just because God forgives, doesn’t mean that people don’t end up reaping whatever they have sown. Sin always has a list of  consequences that follow, so it is important to learn to reverentially Fear the Lord in all that you do. It’s so easy to point fingers at other people who have fallen short and make a tabloid out of their mess. However, we must remember that the way in which we treat others, will be the same measure used to judge what we will receive in return. You get what you dish out. If you dish out judgments and criticisms towards other peoples flaws, you’ll receive the same level of treatment and judgment in return. Do not be the one that casts the first stone. As Christians, it is important to remember to remain humble and forgive others when they make mistakes. Don’t be quick to judge others so harshly without understanding their circumstances.


When judging another, we must remember that the measure you give is what you will receive in return. Let me make it clear in that although God is just to forgive us, this doesn’t give us a license to continue sinning in any area of our lives. We have to fear God in such a reverential type of way that we don’t end up searing our consciences just to go by what is politically correct in order to feed our fleshy desires rather than what is Biblically correct. Divorce is not of God since He hates divorce; however, God is just to forgive those who have gone through with this in their lives.


When correcting your brother or sister regarding a moral flaw, do so with love and righteousness rather than with condemnation, while at the same time, not watering down the truth so that they can sleep well at night. Correct and rebuke in such a way that it brings about inner-conviction to go back to God and seek forgiveness for their moral flaws, and to turn away from straying into the wrong path that doesn’t lead them in the right direction. This is how we teach others to REVERENTIALLY Fear the Lord. We must remember, not to be condemning when correcting our brother or sister. We should always correct in a truthful but loving manner so as to bring about inner conviction that leads a person to correct their actions that causes them to turn away from sin and repent of their behaviour. As Christians, we cannot afford to water-down the truth so that others can simply “sleep well at night”. We are our brother’s keeper so let us pray for each other when struggling with sin in certain areas of our lives rather than pointing the finger. I believe that this message was for someone needing to read this today. I pray that this post blesses you today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

Let God Direct Your Path


Hi Everybody!
I’m back from vacation and I  just wanted to give praise to God for making it the best I’ve ever had in a long while. Three weeks away from the noise and the distractions in my life have led me to feel so rejuvenated that I feel convinced that this year will be an amazing, dynamic, transforming and innovative year.

Everything from this point on is based on perspective. As I was praying to God during my holidays, the Holy Spirit showed me that a lot of things we go through in life are based on one of two perspectives; (1) It’s either we do things or experience things from our own perspective; or (2) we view our circumstances from God’s perspective.


Ask yourself, in light of where you are right now, how are you seeing your world? Is your world view coming from your short-sighted carnal lens? Or are you allowing God to help you see clearly using His set of supernatural lenses?


The way in which you perceive your world today is the way in which you will choose to function in it.


Most of our reactions to situations are based on our perception of a situation. If you have a negative view of things, you will function with that negative under-tone in all that you do. If you have a positive view of the world, then you will function with that positive tone in all that you do. Many a time, we like to take things into our own hands and do things our own way, but lately, God has been showing me that it’s time we give the Holy Spirit some room to function in our lives since it is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6).


Today’s post comes from a contemplation of this scripture from:
Proverbs 3:6 – In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

How many of us take the time to pray before we make a decision about something which even includes even the smallest of things in your tasks (i.e. shopping)? Many people want to hear from the Holy Spirit but they don’t want to include the Holy Spirit in their daily affairs. The Holy Spirit talks to us everyday, but it is up to us to take the time to make room for Him to voice His instructions. If you want to learn to hear from the Holy Spirit, you will have to learn to obey Him when he instructs you to do something. This is how you sharpen your hearing to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to YOU the Church of Jesus Christ. When you give room for the Holy Spirit to speak you will increase in your spiritual discernment and sensitivity towards the things of the spirit.


In this particular year of Divine Grace, you will have to quicken your spirit to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. Many of your struggles right now are based on acts of disobedience and lack of attention to the Holy Spirit’s voice. It may sound hard to believe, but you sit down and do an inventory of your actions and ask yourself how many times did you consult or take the time to pray before deciding to take a course of action? Be honest with yourself. In fact, I’ll be the first to put my hand up and confess that there were times that I leaped into something head first without consulting the Lord on whether or not my decision was the right course of action to take and only discovered my mistakes after-the-fact. You don’t want to move in that level of mediocrity this year.


Don’t strive to build things with your own hands (Might and Power) without consulting with the Holy Spirit this year. If you do things like that, you will be actually working against yourself and you will indeed labour in vain. The Holy Spirit wants to guide you in the right direction which requires your ability to remain attentive, patient, and obedient. If you cannot master your ability to listen and obey to simple instructions, then you will block yourself from receiving instructions that could lead you to greener pastures.


Our perception of obedience must be changed in order to move away from doing things from our own will and actively pursuing God’s will. God’s will for your life is to prosper as your souls prospers, but if  you aren’t taking the time to pay attention to him, you might just “miss the mark” Also consider that “missing the mark” is also defined as “sin“.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soulprospers.

For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.”’

This should be your goal this year. Make it a point to seek God’s face this year and learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide you to people that will either show you the answer, be the answer or are a sign that you are heading in the right direction.  Learn to humble yourself and expect that your answers will come from the least likely of sources so do not judge prejudicially a book by its cover.


You want to prosper? Then focus on letting your ego step aside for a moment and give more room for the Holy Spirit to take over in your daily affairs. The more room you give to  allow the Holy Spirit to function in your life, the more you will be able to grow spiritually sensitive to hear God’s voice and incline your ears to instructions. You will avoid so much strife by learning to humble yourself to take heed to the Holy Spirit’s voice.


Some of you maybe asking, how do I hear from Him? You must first immerse yourself in the Word (the Bible) in order to know when the Lord is speaking to you. If you don’t know any of His Word, then how can you expect to learn to hear and recognize His voice in the first place?


A great analogy would be when you listen to a familiar song on the radio and you immediately know who sang the song and what the lyrics are to that song. How were you able to know who was singing if you didn’t read the lyrics, familiarize or meditate on the song? You wouldn’t be able to without doing those things, so in the same way, God instructs us to meditate on the Word of God Day and Night and to not have this Word depart from our mouths so that when we incline our ears to understanding we will be able to recognize the Holy Spirit’s voice. Make this your goal this year and seek God with all your heart, soul, and mind. God Bless your everybody.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

[ A Book of Remembrance ] Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

This song that I’m posting is one that I have posted before from Hillsongs United called Oceans. May this song bless your spirit today. 🙂


The Curse is Broken


Hi Everybody!

I was thinking about what to write up today and decided to touch on breaking of curses.

The Blood of Jesus that was shed for you and me at the cross breaks every curse that is in existence in your life if you just believe.

It says in the Word that:

Isaiah 53:5
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isn’t it amazing! Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took all of our shame, took all of our sins from our fore fathers and generations passed, and bore all of them on His body, shed by His precious and innocent blood so that we could all be HEALED and DELIVERED and be SET FREE from the CURSE of the Law that had kept all of us bound.  Glory be to GOD!

I believe that the Lord wants every person to know that there is no sin too great or too small that hasn’t been covered by the blood of Jesus.

Through Jesus we are forgiven because Jesus forgives ALL sin. He became cursed for us so that we no longer have to remain cursed. Jesus’ blood covers all sin, all generational curses, and all of our iniquities that has passed on from generation to generation, so that we can all be free in Christ our redeemer. Praise be to GOD!

Galatians 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” ),

Every generational curse can be broken through a process of deliverance that is initiated by first identifying the sin, confessing the sin, then repenting of the sin and then renouncing the sin and then giving the Lord praise when receiving the Lords forgiveness and freedom of guilt from the sin.

It is only through the powerful name and blood of Jesus that can break a curse operating in our lives.

Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’

Jesus Christ is Lord, so it is important that when you go through your daily lives and you find yourself struggling with habitual tendencies, or recurring patterns of behavior, or areas of sin that you have had trouble trying to break free from on your own (even after confessing it), this is when you must call on the name of JESUS and bring the issue to the forefront before the Lord and seek His face to help you break free from the sin. You cannot break free on your own without the Lords help so submit to the bondage-breaking power of Jesus and He will set you free.

You must have FAITH and BELIEVE in the power of Jesus for your healing and deliverance. <—- this is very important.

It is only through your faith that you can become whole.

John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

In many cases, when dealing with a curse operating in your life, deliverance maybe required to handle the issue and in such cases I strongly suggest that when you identify that this is what you need to break free from it, then you should seek mature and seasoned Christians to pray with you as well.

Sometimes, certain struggles require a lot of intercessory prayer to back you up, but that doesn’t mean you stop praying for yourself to get healed and delivered just because others are praying for you. It is very important to pray everyday so pray without ceasing and giving up and when you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for others to pray with you in agreement with whatever it is that you need covering for. There is more power in prayer when others come together with you and pray with you in agreement.

Intercessors that flow in the gifts of the healing & deliverance ministry can help you with high level curses and can instruct you through the process of your deliverance if that is what you need. Discernment is so required in this area and also consider that you may be required to fast in cases where you are dealing with strongholds that need to be broken over your life. The process of deliverance varies on a case by case basis so don’t be discouraged if your deliverance from a curse takes a little longer than others. The point is to never give up and keep your faith fixed on Jesus the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2) for your healing and deliverance and for your breakthrough.

I would definitely recommend reading the book by Rebecca Brown called Unbroken Curses as a starter book to get some background knowledge in order to pray effectively in your prayer life in this area and I would also recommend Cindy Trimm’s book called Rules of Engagement as well if you need some resources to help you in the process of identifying the areas that you may need to pray over in your life to break the curses that you find are operating in your life or in your family’s lives.

Remember, it is only through the powerful name of Jesus that you can be set free from whatever struggle you face. Jesus defeated every curse on the cross through His blood. Never forget what Jesus did for you when you pray. Always remember the name of the Lord, Amen!

God is in the healing & deliverance business, AMEN! 

“[A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God] To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.” Psalm 62:1NKJV

Micah 7:18-19 (NIV)

18 Who is a God like you,
    who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
    of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
but delight to show mercy.
19 You will again have compassion on us;
you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

I believe that there are so many people out there struggling to break curses in their lives and feel that there is no way out of their situation. God is saying, I AM THE WAY OUT because He is Jehovah Rophe (I AM HEALER; “The Lord who Heals“). Look to Jesus as the answer to your problem for He indeed is the Way the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He is the curse and bondage breaker, Amen! Pray continuously and never give up, because God is able to break every curse in your life, AMEN!

I have two songs for you today, one by James Fortune & FIYA called The Curse is Broken and the other by Virtue singing Healin’. May these songs minister to you today. God bless you everybody!

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Peculiar isn’t always Popular


 

Hi Everybody!

It’s already mid-week and it’s amazing how time is flying by so fast. Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas! :O Has anybody started their early Christmas shopping???? I know I haven’t lol.

So today’s post is centered on how being a peculiar person isn’t always popular. When I look at the types of persecution that’s going around for being a Christian, I think that the level of persecution that is starting to rise is trying to send us a message that it isn’t popular to be a “Christian” at this time which is probably why some people will leave the faith. It’s kind of an oxymoron in a way because the rise in persecution is actually raising a few eye-brows as to why Christians are being so attacked in this decade. Each year, the death toll of martyrs is rising just because people believe in the One True God. In fact, just a couple of days ago, I even got a hate message from a Satanist via twitter which said: “Satan hates you too B****”.  I felt sorry for the Satanist….thinking… you may hate all you want, but God will always love you.

The walk of being a Christian isn’t so simple as many people think it is and yet we are the Jesus Freaks in this day and age. The message of the Truth is not always well recieved and yet it still needs to be preached, televised, tweeted, facebooked, blogged, texted, spoken about and written about. We have so many avenues to preach the gospel of truth and as we head into that place where I believe that there will be a greater dispensation of God’s Spirit outpoured to His chosen people who are the remnant, we will see a shift in peoples attitude. I liken this season to the time where Elijah challenged the god of Baal with the One True God. God answers by Fire…and the fire that we have yet to see is the greater dispensation of God’s Spirit poured out on mankind where revivals are going to take place. In fact…I believe that revivals have already started to manifest themselves and we as Christians need to buck up and get ready for whatever God plans for us to do. I say all of this with much fear and trembling. We are popularly unpopular to the World and yet in Heaven, there is a constant party going on for each individual that gets saved. The turn around will be amazing and I think that even writing this message may not even be something people want to read, but it needs to be said.

Jesus is the only way to get to Heaven because He died and shed His innocent blood for all of humanity’s sins.

We should not turn a blind eye to the only God that came down as a man to die for His own creation just so that there could be a renewal of relationship between man and God because God so loved the World that He sent His begotten Son, that whoseoever believes on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

The deception that I believe is veiling the truth about the existence of Jesus and the existence of the one true God is that people don’t believe that Hell exists. It’s one thing for people to believe that God doesn’t exist…but the reason why people don’t believe God exists is because they don’t believe in the reality of the Devil’s existence and the reality of Hell’s existence. Hell was never meant for us, it was meant for the fallen angels and Satan, but because of Sin…the consequence of all of us reaching that place is definite if we choose not to repent and believe that Jesus paid the price for us to enter back into Heaven. People, there is no other God out there who is like Jesus that will sacrifice their own so-called deity to come to earth as a man and literally experience torture for the sake of humanity just because their love is that great for mankind. Not even money can save you from Cancer or a car crash like our God can.

Many people struggle with identity crises because they don’t really know who they are and whose they are. Every person was created by God because God loves you. You are His beloved creation to whom He calls Sons and Daugthers of the Most High God. We are His Children in God’s eyes. Please tell me of a God that refers to us humans as God’s Children????

Many hate a God that they don’t even know personally and fail to understand that even in your hate, He still loves you and is sad when you cannot see the truth of His love. Many bad things happen because people don’t understand the real war we battle…We are fighting the wrong person. Many people are fighting against the God that loves them not realizing they are being decieved by the one that Hates them the most — the Devil. The Devil is rather happy when people believe that he does not exist. It’s easier to recruit people who are God haters that way.

My message here today is that, Satan hates all of humanity including God. He will stop at nothing and use anything and anyone to make that point clear. If you don’t know which side you are on, then seriously reflect and consider that no matter how scientific or philosophical you are… what cannot be denied is that Evil does exist…and it definitely has a source, and that source is called Satan whether you choose to believe that or not. If evil exists, then good exists; and if good exists… than God exists because our God is a good God that sent His Son Jesus to defeat the works and the powers of Evil by offering humanity a choice to choose eternal life in Heaven over eternal damnation in Hell.

As a Christian…I choose the unpopular route because…I have seen a lot of evil in my day that I know for sure and for certain that the Devil is real and that my God is Real and I choose to serve my God through Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

There is coming a point where there will be a great schism in the last days…and for all those fence-sitters reading this message…do not assume for one second that you have all the time in the world to decide which way you’ll swing because the time is getting shorter and shorter each day you dilly-dally with your decision. The time is now to choose! This is what I’m feeling in my spirit right now as I woke up today and I cannot stress the message of Salvation any stronger than that. So today… consider where you are and where you stand. I can tell you to choose Jesus like every other Christian…however, I want to make one thing clear, Hell does exist whether you choose to believe that or not regardless of what you choose. If you can at least believe that, then that will be enough for you to decide. I think that my message sounds a little strong…but I’m sorry, I cannot afford to water this message down just so that you can sleep well at night. I have seen people’s lives snuffed out and lives destroyed all because of ignorance and unbelief. Satan is in the business of attacking peoples faith…so stay strong in the good fight of faith because being Peculiar these days is not very popular. We are at a stage where Satan is even causing Christians to deny their faith to embrace a lie, that it is better to preserve your life and deny Christ as Savior rather than choosing to die for the Truth because it is TRUE.

I admit…persecution isn’t attractive since I’ve experienced some level of it in my life and it is understandable why people would choose to deny Christ with the level of violence that is being propagated lately by those who hate Christians and the God that they serve, particularly in countries where it seems that there is a move to outlaw prayer and reading of Bibles…but I also believe that living a lie isn’t quite really living now is it when you consider the eternal ramifications towards your soul. Food for thought.

I would totally recommend reading my post called In Pursuit of Holiness – The Divine Revelation of Heaven and Hell to get the full picture of its reality. May it help you make the decision to choose to be a peculiar person which I know first hand is the unpopular choice but the only choice that will ensure that you spend eternity with a loving God who is waiting to receive you, His child in Heaven. I encourage others to re-blog or email or tweet or pass this message to family members if they need to hear this message. The message of salvation and the Gospel of Truth must be preached because that is the mandate of the unpopularly Peculiar.

God Bless you Everybody!

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In Pursuit of Holiness – Divine Revelations of Heaven and Hell


Hi Everybody!

Well today, my post is going to be a little different. I watched this testimony of a girl called Angelica Zambrano who had died or 23 hours and she had gone to hell. The things She saw and the people she saw is a shocking revelation. Certain celebrities that we once knew she saw… I won’t mention who they are because I think you should watch this testimony for yourselves… one of the celebrities was well known…and you will know who he is when you watch this….it will give you perspective about movies, cartoons, music etc. People…Hell is real….and the Devil is laughing at us who don’t believe that it exists.

 


After watching this video my heart felt such a deep pain and sorrow for the Lord Jesus Christ. I felt like the suffering He feels for us is something we cannot truly understand. Salvation is soooooo important. It must be preached, it must be emphasized as SIN must be addressed and hence this is why I blog about my faith a lot more now. I don’t intend to be controversial, but the Truth is what it is. We may argue our way around it (the Truth),  but Heaven and Hell is real. We can get so caught up with the promises of God and so easily forget that we must purpose HOLINESS as a way of life as well. This video convicted my spirit even more concerning the pursuit of Holiness and that’s why I entitled my blog The Pursuit of Holiness.


I look at myself and think…wow….I have a long way to go in the Lord. Sometimes I feel like the distance is blaringly long to reach the Father, but that is why I aim for the goal of Philippians 3:13.


“Forgetting those things which are behind …
I press on toward the goal” (Philippians 3:13, NIV)..

The race that we run should be towards the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes I feel after having lived in North America for a while, that this place makes no room for people to pursue Holiness. I’m not saying that there aren’t people here who aren’t trying to live Godly lives, but I feel that because there is so much perversion, so much entertainment, so much carnality and so many forms of idolatory that it dulls our senses and our need to seek to be transformed by the renewal of the mind. However, other countries are following the same path of Godlessness which is something I fear….


I often wonder…if the Divine Alarm sounded today…who would hear it? Would people hear it if they’re at a concert, or a movie, or a festival etc…Will they hear the sound of the Alarm in the midst of all that carnal noise???? God is crying for us to seek His face…and I am feeling a deep sorrow for the only questions that are running in my mind right now is “Lord, what shall I do….what can I do to help you…What must I do to be more effective about the message of Salvation…?”. I’m still seeking God for His strategy to be more effective. I am not satisfied with what I have been able to accomplish…I feel like I need to do more and I will press on to that end.

I started this blog as my own personal  journal for self-discovery but now it has become my avenue to preach the gospel, to preach my faith to a multitude of readers that come from many nations that I hope will catch the Fire of this message.

Repent, REPENT REPENT!….. I have come to a place where I don’t care if people think I’m crazy or if they think I’m too absorbed with addressing SIN for what it is because…the price is just too much to pay. Why should I water down a message that could save a person’s life. God Saved mine and I want Him to save yours!!! You can be athiest, agnostic, or of a different religion… or simply be the Christan that lacks faith and operates in unbelief….but the message of Salvation remains the same. Sin no matter what size, big or small is enough to condemn us and separate us from the love of God. Repentance reconciles us back to the Father….so I urge you….REPENT! and if you don’t believe in Jesus…TODAY is a good day to BELIEVE in HIM. Jesus died and shed His blood so that none would perish but have everlasting life with Him in the New Kingdom. Give your life back to God and turn from your wicked ways. Hell wasn’t designed for us…it was for Satan and the other fallen angels…but Sin is causing many to go there along with Satan. God’s heart is crying…a sorrow that is soo difficult to comprehend by our level of understanding….please REPENT and change your ways.


Satan would rather have us entertained here on earth rather than persue a Holy Life. I admit…I’ve come a long way in my walk with the Lord constantly battling Sin in my journey, but I also know that it isn’t far enough as far as the Lord’s concerned. We must learn to measure our walk by GOD’s standards and not be decieved by our own standards. Being a Watchman is not a joke and I don’t want blood on my hands at all so that is why I write more and more about salvation and the image of God in us the HOPE of GLORY….check out my earlier post called The Watchman’s Duty – Insight to Prophetic Intercession to understand what I’m talking about  and read Ezekiel 33 .

I’ve come to a place where the Fear of the Lord is rising in me in that I fear not ruffling peoples feathers for the sake of the TRUTH. I don’t want my wayward relatives to die because of ignorance…I don’t want anybody to perish because of unbelief….I want what our Lord Jesus Christ wants for us… which is to have everlasting life. So people, lets check ourselves daily and dig deeper into our souls and seek God to remove all the things that block us from pursuing Holiness in our lives. I’m still searching my own drawers and have found so many items I need to repent for and still checking every nook and cranny until I am what God wants me to be. This is no easy task…but Forgiveness and Repentance is what we must practice daily and we move from being forgiven to become changed and we should always purpose to change our ways before the Lord.  Let’s set aside our pride and be humble before the Lord and become Holy people, consecrated for His Name Sake. Through Jesus, there is Everlasting life, AMEN!

Share this message to those you feel need to see this. This can change their lives forever.


I have a song I learned yesterday from my Choir practice called “You Won’t Relent” by Jesus Culture. May this song bless you all today. God bless you everybody!


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Scriptures to Meditate

Jesus Loves You and Me. His Love endures forever.

John 3:16
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.

Daniel 12:2
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 5:24
[ Life and Judgment Are Through the Son ] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

John 6:27
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

We are precious to our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 6:40
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 6:47
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

John 12:50
And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.”

Galatians 6:8
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Romans 6:22
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

1 Timothy 1:16
However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

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Obedience Leads to Promise and fulfillment of DESTINY


Hello Everybody!

So today I was just doing a meditation in the book of Hebrews and read something that jumped at me.

It’s in Hebrews 3: 16-19

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.

Have you ever questioned why some people haven’t been receiving the full promises of God in their lives? Sometimes as we wait we can do one of two things during the waiting period for our promises.

1.) We can wait in Faith.  Believing is Seeing.

or

2.) We can wait in Unbelief. Seeing is not Believing.

In the passage above God tells us why the majority of the Children of Israel were unable to enter into the Promised Land.  The promised land is a place of destiny. If you are wondering why some people cannot reach their full potential, it’s because they have certain *character traits* that hinder them from reaching their places of DESTINY. In the passage above we discover that there were particular traits that prohibited the Children of Israel from entering their promised land.

1. They were rebellious (v. 16);

2. They had sinned (v. 17);

3. They were disobedient (v. 18); and

4. They were unbelievers of GOD’s WORD. (v. 19)

The Character traits listed above are what will prevent us from reaching our places of destiny if we choose to be Rebellious, Sinful, disobedient and unbelieving in the Word of God.

Folks, we cannot afford to be like that with the things that God wants to give us in our lifetime. We must seriously learn to walk by Faith and NOT by Sight because Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1).  So today I challenge you, analyze yourself and REPENT of any areas that exhibit the four traits listed here that are hindering you from receiving the promises of God in your life. Prosperity is your portion, but if you don’t even believe that…then you have to repent for Trait number 4 (UNBELIEF).

How you reach your destiny is determined by how you exercise your FAITH.

Destiny is always tied to FAITH.

The only thing that aborts Destiny is UNBELIEF.

This is just a short meditation today so I hope this blesses you. God bless you everybody and keep believing until you see God in your situations. God has your Jeremiah 29:11 promises for you so hold on to that truth and remain steadfast and Believe in that TRUTH.

So now that we know the Truth lets us rejoice in it. I have a song by Hezekiah Walker and LFC called Let’s Dance. Be Blessed EVERYBODY! 

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Scriptures to Meditate

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Chronicles 20:20
So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”

Mark 1:15
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

John 11:40
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

John 20:31
but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Romans 4:17
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

James 2:23
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.

1 John 5:13
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

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A Prayer of Repentance – Forgive Me Father for I have Weaknesses!


Nathan the Prophet confronts King David

Psalm 51

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
   and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
   and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
  you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
   wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
   and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
   or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
   and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
   so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
in burnt offerings offered whole;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

I felt the need to point out Psalm 51 as a model for a prayer of Repentance.

King David had sent Bathsheba’s husband Uriah to the front lines to be killed while he stayed in Jerusalem so that he could take his wife (2 Samuel 11:1). Uriah died in the battle and David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. This was a serious offence against the Lord in that he had committed a heinous crime and had envied Uriah for his wife and acted on his envy by committing adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:27). The Lord sent Nathan the Prophet to rebuke and warned David of what he had done to anger the Lord to pronounce His righteous Judgment against him. David’s response to his grievous sin was a sincere and sorrowful, contrite and a broken-hearted spirit seeking forgiveness from the Lord for his grievous actions (2 Samuel 12). David was anointed and chosen by God to be King over Israel and yet he too had weaknesses in areas that sought to satisfy his flesh. He too was tempted and had succumbed to his temptations to such an extent as to plot someones death just to get what he wanted. David is no angel here but when he confessed to God, he did so with a sincere and contrite heart that moved God to forgive him as a response to David’s repentance of his actions. King or Pauper, no one is immune from temptation. It says in the word that:

Romans 3:22-24 (NKJV)

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all[a] who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

We can only be redeemed through Christ our Saviour, so we must confess our sins before Jesus who died for us so that we can be restored to the Love of the Father.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

God is a Father who forgives us even for the most grievous of offenses as hard as that seems to believe. 

David’s act of Repentance allowed for him to be Forgiven because he still remained a Man after God’s Own Heart.

How God sees us as children

John 3:16
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.

Articles for Reference

Healing for the Backslider

Virtue – Fall Again

The Confession Starter – God is Enough

 

 

 

 

 

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Today, I have a song that I pray ministers to those that need to Seek God’s face in any areas that they struggle with. I admit that I too am no angel myself and this song ministers to me all the time. Confess to God your Weaknesses so that you may be healed and restored back into His Divine Loving Presence. The song I have today is from Donnie McClurkin and it’s called Create In Me a Clean Heart. It definitely epitomizes Psalm 51. Stay Blessed today Everybody!

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The Importance of Repentance that Allows for Release of Blessings


Day 7 of 21 Day Daniel Fast –  So today’s meditation is concerning the need for repenting and fessing up our mistakes, failures, wrongdoings, offenses against other people, against ourselves and ultimately against GOD. If we really want God to hear from heaven regarding our need of His hand of Mercy and Grace on our lives, we need to put everything that doesn’t represent Him under the Blood of Jesus Christ. We need to confront our sinful natures and also the sins of generations past in order to cause God to hear our prayers and heal us, restore us, fight for us and turn us away from condemnation.When we refuse to repent because of our puffed up pride or simply because we’re in denial of our wrongdoings and willful behaviors that cause us to be in trouble or cause us to be left in pain, we leave no room for God to help us out of our situations.

Today, I emphasize the need for us to seriously look deep within ourselves and renounce the things that keep us from progressing in our lives. Seek Gods face for forgiveness of all sins known and unknown, for things we have done or have failed to do (Commission & Omission), for the things our relatives and generations past have done that are affecting your current generations/or future generations that we have not been put under the Blood of Jesus Christ. I am referring to Generational curses/tendencies such as i.e. alcoholism, abuse, divorces, rejection, anger and bitterness, slander, murder etc. Whatever it is, put it under the Blood during this time of Prayer and Fasting and seek God’s face to heal your afflictions and restore the years where you suffered because of Guilt and Shame and also Unforgiveness.

Essentially, repentance is a call for serious humility. It says in the Word that:

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

So, everything that we need to repent for during this Fast must first be put under the Blood so that we can come to the Father and He will hear from heaven when we humble ourselves and Pray and seek his face as we turn from our Wicked ways.

2 Chronicles 7:14
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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.

The promise of Repentance is that He will heal Us and He will Heal the Land. When the Land is Healed, everything begins to prosper and therefore, we will prosper. So I implore you to think about repenting for your past mistakes and failures and for the past mistakes and failures and sins that have been past onto you from generation to generation through bloodline sins. Seek God’s forgiveness in these areas in humility and set aside your pride so that God will Hear from Heaven. Also, do not forget to forgive those that have wronged you. As hard as this may sound to believe, God will forgive you when you also learn to forgive others as well no matter how grievous their offense may be. 

James 4:6
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “ God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

Because we are engaged in a Spiritual battle, you have to be aware that the Devil would rather have you suffer in your PRIDE and NOT repent than see you go on your knees before God and repent because He (Jesus) is the one that can set you Free from the Devil’s schemes.

John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Isn’t it better to walk in the freedom of the Word of God that says He’ll forgive if you repent than be enslaved to sin?

Remember to not participate in this 21 Day Daniel Fast (or any other Fast for that matter) in vain and Fast with a purpose to Change your Ways, your thoughts, and most importantly YOURSELF.  Think about all this during your meditations.

I have a song that I love yet again to share with you to meditate on How much God loves you enough to send His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not Perish but have everlasting Life (John 3:16).

He Forgives All so seek to be Forgiven by repenting for all your mistakes and failures that you have committed, that your families have committed which include others who have done wrong against you. Seek God’s Hand of Forgiveness so that He may bless you with DIVINE Freedom from condemnation, guilt and shame. This song is from Dietrick Haddon and it’s called AMEN. Be Blessed by this Song.

Scriptures to Meditate

Joel 2:12
[ A Call to Repentance ] “ Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “ Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”

Matthew 9:13
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Mark 2:17
When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Mark 6:12
So they went out and preached that people should repent.

Luke 15:7
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 17:3
Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 24:47
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Acts 3:19
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

Acts 11:18
When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

Acts 17:30
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Revelation 1:4-6

4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed[a] us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings[b] and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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Seeking Validation in the Wrong Places – A Love-Starved World


I think at times we don’t really understand why some people do the things they do because we tend to judge them before learning to understand them and their circumstances. I find that even I get caught up with that behavior in that I too sometimes  judge a person by first impressions…but I have to take a step back and ask myself  “Do first impressions always give you a full picture concerning that person?” I have come to realize that it’s not always the case so I have learned to take time to assess people and always give a person a benefit of a doubt before I reach a conclusion about a persons behavior and character as an individual. Sometimes people act up during the first meeting because of a situation that arose earlier in their day before they came into contact with you and it may give you a lasting impression, but it may not necessarily be an accurate impression of them either because it may have just been an emotional outburst as a result of an earlier confrontation and yet we write these people off so easily, but GOD doesn’t.

 

 

 

 

 

I think that if we want to understand people we have to learn to listen to them to avoid misunderstandings and develop a level of compassion that allows us to give people a chance to show us who they really are inside.  I know that I have spoken a lot concerning  sharpening your discernment in some of my posts, but it’s not always about learning how to discern who your enemies are from your friends; sometimes it’s about discerning the root issue of someones behaviour that manifests in their character. This level of discernment is beneficial to us in that it helps in terms of mentoring someone or counseling someone effectively to receive healing and deliverance in their situations provided that we have a level of patience and compassion with dealing with these personalities. We shouldn’t put people into a box and categorize them as write-offs when God never wrote you off when you were cantankerous and rude and not with it.

Love covers a multitude of sin (1 Peter 4:8).

I often reflect on the different personalities that I encounter in my daily life such as those who are quiet, shy, talkative, narcissistic, arrogant, clingy, needy etc, and I find that they all have one thing in common, and that is that they all seek some level of validation  in many different ways from people. I’m not going to over- generalize and say all these personalities do this; however, I do find that with the ones I have encountered in my walk, they display many of these traits born out of some level of personal insecurity that they are dealing with. Their need to be validated is manifested by their actions, typically displayed in their treatment towards themselves and others; most of which manifest negatively in feedback.

Examples of this could be:

A gang member who feels that need to confront anyone violently who stares at them the “wrong way” (from their perspective), or the woman who brags about her possessions to others, or the young girl who gives herself away to any man willing to give her attention, or the young boy smoking drugs with his friends in order to “fit in” the crowd, or the man who competes in conversations to prove that he is “right” or more knowledgeable than his peers about a topic, or the child that is “acting out” by being overtly disobedient to instruction as a means of seeking attention and the list goes on.

These are different examples stemming from that level of insecurity exhibited by negative behavioural actions rooted from that general need of validation from others. I do recognize that there are exceptions to the rule, but for the sake of this post I’m just listing these as potential examples regarding the relationship between insecurity and the need of validation from people.

Some of the reasons that come to my mind as to why such insecure individuals do things by pursuing activities or groups to find that validation could be factored by a number of things.

To name a few, it could be because:

1. They have not experienced True Love at home or at anytime in their life;

2. The have experienced Rejection on multiple occasions;

3. Victimization – they have suffered abuse in their life – mental, physical, sexual, spiritual; or

4. Suffered Abandonment – from family members or friends or significant peers/mentors.

5. They are Bitter because they have not forgiven or received some sort of closure acceptable enough to let go of the past.

Although this isn’t an exhaustive list, these factors are things I have noticed with the people I have encountered in my walk. At some level, I am able to identify with some of these areas on a personal level which is why I think that we have to learn what it means to cultivate an attitude of compassion, empathy and most importantly LOVE.  

Jesus commands us to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12),  but we all have developed ways of being selective in who we display our love to. I know that I’m a guilty party to this so I won’t hide that or excuse it. On the other hand, I do come across some challenging individuals that really test me and you know, it’s at these times that God calls us to really reflect His image towards such people and that is something I’m still working on. I know I have my own baggage and I have come to realize that I’m not the only one who is carrying bags. Whether you are a minister in church at any capacity or just an ordinary Joe on the street going about your business, I challenge you to be an example of God’s Love for people, Starting Today.

I remember this saying that comes from a well known song: “We are known to be Christians by our LOVE”.

Love is an attitude displayed by both Actions and Words.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV):
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. [Emphasis added].

Many atrocities continue in our world today because we lack compassion to bring about change. A quote that comes to mind in reflection of this is that: “For Evil to Triumph, all it needs is for Good men/women to do nothing”. I don’t want to reflect this truth. Let’s stand against the grain and be the change that this world needs to see. Let’s admit that we live in a LOVE-STARVED world. Let’s feed this Hungry world with LOVE. We can start by showing love one person at a time. Set aside your prejudices and allow acceptance to welcome those different from yourself into your life. God accepted us as we are, we should do the same to others.  Many people experience rejection because they are not accepted for their differences and weaknesses by others. Let’s not judge people too quickly for their appearances and look at the HEART of the individual.

Love doesn’t discriminate, it is an acceptor of ALL persons (Believe it or not).

We have a general tendency to judge people by their appearances and negate that it’s the heart that we need to reach. I know that this is hard to believe, but God loves everyone including wicked people. Jesus healed the ear of the servant of the High Priest that was cut off during the time of His arrest while knowing full well that it was Judas who had betrayed Him (Luke 22:47-51). This story always challenges me every time when I meditate on it in that I know I have to get to that place to set aside bitterness, hatred, and anger and learn that Jesus could still Love someone who was his closest companion and yet was the very same one that betrayed Him for only thirty pieces of silver coins (Matthew 27:9). I know that people tend to forget this part of the story, but Judas later on committed suicide because of the guilt and shame of what he had done against his friend, Jesus (Matthew 27: 3-5). I often wonder, had the disciples forgiven their brother Judas Iscariot and sought him out to minister their forgiveness, would such a tragedy have been prevented? It is NOT God’s will that any should Perish but have everlasting life (John 3:15-16; 2 Peter 3:9).


1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love castout fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. [Emphasis added]

Likewise, we have to increase our Faith level to develop our Love level for people to produce HOPE in this Love-Starved World.

Suffering can be diminished when we increase our capacity to care for others as we love ourselves.  Let’s start changing ourselves to become the Loving image of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s put a stop to evil and overcome evil with GOOD. 

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