God of the Impossible


Hello Peeps!

I’ve been reminiscing about the awesomeness of God in my life lately. For those that don’t really know me, I’ll just do a short round up of what I’ve experienced in life. I’ve lived in several countries since the age of 4. The first place I lived in was in Berlin, Germany during the time when the Berlin wall was broken down to unite the east and west of Germany in 1989. I was pretty young back then, but I do remember that event being a very big deal when growing up. It’s only when I was older that I finally understood the significance of that event which occurred in 1989. Families that were divided by a wall could now reunite once a barrier was broken. If you think of this in a spiritual sense, there maybe barriers in your life that you are facing right now, and they may seem to be walls that are hard to tear down; however, with God on your side, not even a wall can keep you from fulfilling your destiny. If a wall that was intended to keep the East and West of Germany divided forever was torn down in 1989, then don’t you think that God can remove any barrier that presents itself as an obstacle in your life to move forward and operate at your full potential? God is able to do the seemingly impossible for you in your life if you just believe.



To continue on with a short summary of my life, I have also lived, in Australia, Kenya, China, and now reside as a citizen in Canada. After having lived in several countries, I’ve learned from experience, that we are easily apt to identify what is impossible to us if we remain focused on the barriers and hindrances we encounter in our journey to somewhere great. If we want to believe that nothing is impossible for us to achieve, we have to shift our mindset and perception of circumstances we face in our daily lives.


  • What may be perceived as an obstacle to one person, one will view as an opportunity.
  • What one may see as a blockage, another will see a passageway.
  • What one may see as a problem, another will derive at a solution all based on ones perception to a situation.

If you think positively in all that you face and do in your life, you are most likely to arrive at solutions to a problem much faster than the person who has a negative mindset. Those that think “I can” – will. Those that think “I will” – Do. If you don’t have this mindset, you won’t be able to achieve things at your fullest potential.


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


Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


I can vouch for the fact that it certainly isn’t a simple task to have a positive mindset. In fact, it may be excruciatingly hard to cultivate such a mindset when bombarded with negative feedback, experiences and negative people surrounding you twenty-four-seven in your life. If you are in a situation that makes it difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel, you may have to consider that you have to build a fight in you to break away from these negative relationships, negative associations, or the overall negative environment that you find yourself in.


Image result for God of the impossibleI remember a year ago, I was fighting emotionally, physically and spiritually to regain my memories that I had experienced loss through a viral infection I endured in the brain called encephalitis. I had to endure intense physical, emotional, and mental rehabilitation to regain my memories in order to create new synapses in my brain from the parts that were damaged from the viral infection. Losing your short-term memories, is like losing a part of your identity; however, despite all of that, I am thankful to God for His miraculous healing. It took over a year and a half to get back my personality to what it once was since short-term memory loss can affect your personality as well in that some people may register you as being not quite “all there”. Even though I went through this trial that I would never wish on anybody else, according to my family, I miraculously never forgot about God in this circumstance, and my family continued to faithfully pray for me to be restored to which I received my healing. My once suspended driver’s license was restored and people who I hadn’t seen in such a long time in my life were now reappearing back in my life again. What was used to knock me down, only made me stronger again because I held onto the belief that despite this trial I was facing, God was and will always be with me.


Do you believe that God is always with you in your situations? 


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In the fire but coming out unburned!


I feel that when we face a trial, we can easily be distracted and consumed with self-pity rather than remembering how God is able to take us through the fire like He did with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego in Daniel 3 .When you stand on the belief that God is able to take you through any trial victoriously, you will focus less on the discomfort, the pain, the betrayal, the hopelessness you may feel in your situation when you stand firm in your faith that God can take you through any of your circumstances if you simply believe. I’m not joking when I say that my recovery from this sickness was excruciatingly hard and difficult to endure, but when I consider that statistically, not many people recover from what I’ve had to endure (according to my doctor) successfully, I have to give God the highest praise for the miraculous work He has done in my life.


Image result for God of the impossibleI remember meeting up with a friend of mine this past week that I hadn’t seen in a few years and she couldn’t believe my story about having been sick and being in hospital and going through rehab for the past year and a half. Just because you’ve been in a fiery furnace doesn’t mean you have to smell like smoke when God takes you out of that trial in your life. That’s what I learned from the Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego story. Just because you may go through hell sometimes in life doesn’t mean you have to smell and look like you’ve been through it if you believe that God is able to take you out of it. You have to truly believe that God is able to do all things for you in your life. In my experience, I feel like I learned a lot about what endurance is, what perseverance is and who is really real with you when you go through a severe trial. What was meant to destroy you yesterday, will only make you stronger today when you have God on your side. You just have to remain faithful in your belief that God is able to revive, recover, and restore you, even when you feel broken. God will heal you and make you whole again, Amen. I pray that as you listen to this song by Lincoln Brewster today, just remember that God is with you always, Amen! God Bless You Everybody! 🙂


Another message for the Singles – Destiny Destroyers


Hello People!

Joseph and Potifar's wifeOk, I had no intention of bringing this up ever, but today I had lunch with a friend of mine and her story is what has inspired this post.

You know as a single person, you will encounter many battles and temptations to undermine and compromise your integrity. Joseph had that situation happen when Potifar’s wife wanted to sleep with him, but he did the right thing and preserved himself from the open invitation to stray from the path of simply doing the right thing.


And it came to pass after these things that his master’s wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

1eded7c4682539b61c0c0b554b8a97a3So my friend today tells me that there’s this guy in her past that has been contacting her as of late and they know each other since high school days. They’re good friends, however, the man is married. He went through an arranged marriage and has had 3 kids with his wife. So the thing is this, he supposedly confessed to my friend recently that he has always been “in love” with her and she didn’t really have romantic feelings for him, but would have entertained the idea of marriage had he expressed interest earlier on before the whole arranged marriage fiasco happened. He claims that the reason why he didn’t confess to her earlier was because she didn’t throw any hints of entertaining the idea, but she didn’t know that the man was interested in her that way. This is a moment where I say to men reading this post, if you’re interested in a lady, don’t assume for one second that they can read your mind…go up there and have courage to confess to her, so that you don’t have this crae-crae-ness affect your life later like this guy in my friends story.  You won’t know if you have a chance if you don’t try. Why live in regret thinking I coulda shoulda woulda, but inevitably like this guy, didn’t?????


Anywho, let me continue on with the story, so mind you they were young when they were friends and she was battling self-esteem issues like we all do when we’re in our teens and in our twenties. Anyways, long story short…he’s been constantly wanting to meet up with her without his wife knowing, and she being a woman with strong moral standards, doesn’t want to be a quote-in-quote “Homewrecker”. He even wrote two poems to her today which she shared with me to read to see what they meant because she isn’t really strong in understanding the symbolism in poems, literature and meanings etc etc. Thank God for English class because when I read these two poems, I could tell you where this man’s head was at. There were warning signs everywhere with what he wrote. I won’t paste the poems here for the sake of anonymity, but what I will say is that his subtle messages to the undiscerning individual will seem like lovely emotional imagery type poems, but in the poems were laced with venom that entertained leaving his wife, a threat of committing suicide and feeling trapped in dark emotions aimed at making my friend feel guilt. 😦 The man is obsessing over the fact that he could have married her had he had the guts back then to confess. Men…life is short, if you like a gal, confess now….if it doesn’t work out it doesn’t work out…but don’t be like this guy okay? Ladies, don’t entertain ungodly behaviours that can cause your brother to stumble. Don’t give into the temptation whatsoever because this type of thing right here is a DESTINY DESTROYER. Not just your destiny will be affected, but his as well, if you entertain the thought of adultery. Think David and Uriah’s wife, Bethsheba in the Bible (2 Samuel 11 ). David committed adultery, and his life there after was not peaceful from then on… there is a heavy price to pay for such a sin and life changing mistake.


Hearing her story freaked me out because I was reminded of a time I liked a similar person. This person that I liked was “in the church” and I secretly liked this person for 7 years (Yeah, I know…why did I do that to myself?). The person appeared to (from my perspective) or seemed to like me back and sent out strong signals that he was attracted to me, but he never took action. Me being young and naive thought…that was just him being shy…but when I got the courage to confess (because I couldn’t stand waiting anymore), I was stopped by a few friends of his that were in the church as well who kind of indicated to me not to say anything. Long story short, I found out soon after that he was married and he had no intention of revealing that in the first place to me whatsoever until he had peer pressure from his friends forcing him to be accountable and come out with the truth. I thank God everyday for his God-fearing friends.


The moment he told me the truth I was devastated and immediately, all the feelings I had for him were completely gone. I was distraught beyond belief and felt like I had just wasted 7 years to end up with nothing, NOTHING 😦 . I was angry and completely emotional about the whole thing. The strange thing was, after confessing the truth that he was married, he all of a sudden started to show strong affections towards me that he never displayed before once he found out that I “liked” him, and started to pursue me in the church. Just like my friend’s situation, he was regretting not acting on his feelings or so it appeared. At this point, I didn’t have time for that so You know what I did? I RAN AWAY. That’s right I RAN AWAY and didn’t look back. He started to stalk me and that totally freaked me out, but thank God, his friends and family kept him at bay. I had to pray and fast to God to have this person removed from my life, and one day he simply just left the church. I sincerely pray and thank God for that because he seemed like he was not going to back down until he had what he wanted. It was like dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The man had two personalities going on there that shocked me. I shudder when I recall the whole thing.temptation


I must say this, even if you pray for the person to be removed from your life, you might have to take drastic measures and simply remove yourself from the situation just to preserve your integrity. I’m not joking about this. You have to do whatever it takes in order to preserve yourself. Yes, it will hurt like hell, but trust me, you will see down the road that you did the right thing. I admit that initially when he started to show strong affections towards me, I did entertain the idea that maybe he married the wrong person” etc etc, yes, those thoughts did come across my mind,but who was I kidding but myself. I have no time to be in self-denial. He showed a dark obsessive side that I failed to see before and when God simply opened my spiritual eyes to see into the person, I saw something that freaked me out and I will never forget it for the rest of my life that it made me realize the devil will use anyone and anything to kill your destiny.


God loves us so much that He will show us the truth to preserve our lives, but we have to be willingly open to what God shows us in order to embrace the reality of the situation no matter how disappointed you may feel. I knew that God loved me enough to show me the truth of this person’s heart that he saved me from a life-time and possibly life-changing mistake. Think SAMSON….he entertained danger and made a life-changing, lifetime mistake when he allowed a DELILAH in his life.Overcoming_Temptation_Product_Image_1024x1024


Men, I urge you, do not allow crae-crae (crazy) women into your life. They can mess you up big time and give you a lifetime of pain. Ladies, don’t allow a man who promises and tells you sweet “nothings” to cause you to compromise your beliefs and where you stand in God. He is not worth it. 


Albeit, I was devastated, I imploded on the inside and the funny thing was, God had shown me in some dreams that I had recorded that he was not what he appeared to be despite being in the “church”, but I was ignoring the interpretation because I wanted to “see the best in him”. Listen, love isn’t blind to the truth, we choose to be blinded by our emotions. We deceive our own hearts into accepting lies rather than seeing the truth for what it is. That whole experience inspired my “So You Lied to Me – Trust is Earned My Friend” post which is one of my very first posts for this blog that has always received huge hits because I’m sure many people have gone through this craziness.


DO NOT and I mean DO NOT COURT WITH DANGER. 


I cannot emphasize this enough. As a single person in my thirties, I have come to know based on experience, that life is already short, why make it shorter by entertaining nonsense in our lives. The Devil’s agenda doesn’t change…he want’s to kill, steal and destroy you and the blessings God has for you in your life.


The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


Yes, you will be tempted, you will be deceived, you will be tricked, you will be put into situations that will test your integrity, but hold fast to the WORD OF GOD. That is the only thing that can save you. I know what it’s like to be heartbroken. I was heartbroken about the situation to the point I was grieved because I couldn’t believe that a person I liked, and supposedly a “Christian” person at that would not care about entertaining the idea of an “affair”. I’m not that girl, I’m not that woman that wants leftovers. I was so distraught that such a person didn’t realize how much I take my relationship with God seriously. It took me two years to get over it…I mean I loved the guy for 7 and I was in a state where I was repenting everyday and seeking God’s face to show me where I went wrong, how could I be deceived etc etc, and during that time I separated myself from a lot of people and contemplated suicide. I was withdrawn and needed to find myself again.


God is amazing in that He healed many parts of my broken heart that started me blogging in the first place. It took 2 years…but honestly, I’m glad I went through that experience. I was bitter and didn’t trust anybody, but honestly, God was showing me not to close myself off just because of this. I want to remain in right-standing and had to be like a modern-day Joseph and preserve mine integrity. I won’t lie, it does feel lonely at times doing the right thing when everybody else is just jumping to what’s good, but this is all about fighting for your DESTINY.  Hence, this is why I’m sharing this story now. Honestly, I would much prefer taking this story to my grave, but I feel led to share it here so that I pray that this story helps someone to see that there are things out there that are geared to destroy your destiny. Only you have the power to protect it with the decisions that you make. I’m not saying that it’ll be easy, in fact, it will be excruciatingly hard, but you can do it. God wants you to have an abundant life, don’t allow room to sin in areas that you know you cannot undo. Don’t entertain illicit affairs or relationships that are ungodly and unequal yokes. Don’t marry into a lifetime of unhappiness and pain. Wait on the Lord, and He will bless you in the fullness of time. I trust God with my future, so I implore you to put your future in God’s hands. Don’t allow the enemy to trap you and halt your destiny by entertaining danger. You know that saying that goes, “If you play with fire, you will get burned”. I know what it feels like to play with fire…but thank God I ran away from it so that I wouldn’t end up burned. Don’t play with fire is my message. 


The Devil will attack you with feelings of “loneliness” to move you to do crazy things. It is so important to anchor yourself with the right people that share the same biblical-standards that you do, or are stronger than you in many areas that you are weak in. Isolation is not good for you because we are all created to be relational beings to begin with, so fellowship with strong Christians. Find mentorship with people that can guide you in the right direction. If you’re in my thirties like myself and thinking “Yo, my biological clock is tickin’ and nothing’s going on. I’m going to take matters into my own hands and do this thing my way”, let me stop you right there and tell you, if you ain’t praying to God about your spouse right now, I guarantee that you’ll attract trouble and trouble will find you. I may not be married right now and many of you might think I’m not qualified to say the things I’m saying, but it doesn’t matter. God’s Word stands firm forever. If you want to do things your way without consulting God on the matter, then be my guest, because I already have friends that compromised and fell into temptation and their lives are in chaos with what the devil brought in their direction. Understand this one thing, the Devil maximizes on the emotion we call “Loneliness” to trap you and get you to compromise. Don’t allow that feeling to trump reason, don’t allow that feeling to override what it means to do the “right thing”. Go to God when you feel empty, because it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that He fills you. No person in this lifetime can fill or satisfy the void that is in your life and in your heart.


This message is for the single for both men and women, young or old.  There are things out there in life that are laid there as a trap to cause you to falter on your journey. These are what I call DESTINY DESTROYERS. Please, please, please, go to God if your are dealing with something like this. Find someone who will pray with you and assist you to stay on the right path. Avoid a life time of pain, Amen! This was indeed a difficult post for me to write because of my personal story, but I feel that someone needs to hear this and change their course to get back on track. I hope it helps somebody.


Here is a song from Hillsongs United called I Surrender. Surrender your life to God right now. If you’ve made some of these mistakes, go back to God and seek His face to help you get back on track. God Loves you and will help you get up again no matter how many times you’ve fallen. He cares about you and will do all that it takes to Protect your Destiny, Amen. I pray that this Song blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody 😀

 

 

The Love of God’s Saving Grace


 

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Hi Everybody,

I just had to share this personal testimony because God is doing amazing things. First off, I got a car everybody with my sister! Wooohooo!

Last year, some of you know that I lost a job and God blessed me with a new one. I lost a car, and now I have a new one. I lost some friends (so-called) but now I have new ones. I left my previous Church out of obedience because God showed me it was time for me to move and step into a new thing and now I’m part a new Church called the Living Proof Centre – Mississauga which is a branch of Transforming Life Centre in Ottawa.

Let me just say…. God is able to give you a renewed spirit and a renewed strength when you put your Trust in the One that is able to take you to that place of prosperity when you believe in the Jeremiah 29:11 promise.

The stuff that is happening to me now….I can’t even begin to tell you…it’s a testimony in the making. I just want to give God praise! I sowed in Tears, but God has shown me that I’ll reap in Joy.

Psalm 126:5

Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.

Right now, I am in a new church that is starting from scratch but let me tell you, I believe in what God has for this year of 2014. He showed me in a dream that whosoever is part of building His church this year, He will bless double for their trouble. Ever since I moved by faith and have started to attend this new church which God has shown me to help build, strange and amazing things have been happening to both me and my twin sister. In fact, I got my car within the 2nd service of this new church start up after much prayer and fasting and my pastors blessing us with a prophetic word that came from their mouths.

I still am a praise and worshiper in this church and I will serve the Lord all the rest of my days. I lost my Grandmother last year, but she showed me that God is very important in my life. She died having served the Lord and through her death, I’ve come to know that God is serious about families and building up His children to be strong in Him. May I live serving my awesome God for the rest of my life.

Another Testimony:

Today, is Resurrection Sunday. We had a service last Sunday where three young women came and attended our branch service for the first time. My Pastor gave these three ladies a ride back home after service ended . During the ride, He spoke to them feeling led by the Holy Spirit to tell them “I don’t know where you are or where you are going right now, but I feel led to tell you that you are not going to the right place and that you are not in the right place right now”.

One of the three ladies heard what he had said in the car and incidentally, the two  of them were supposed to go to a club that same Sunday later on in the evening. This young lady was so troubled by what my Pastor had said that she decided not to go to the club; however, her friend, whom she always goes with everywhere had decided to go anyway. That same night, her friend was shot in the club. She should have been there with her friend at the club but because she felt a conviction in her spirit from the words of my Pastor, she did not go with her friend and was saved from a tragic bullet that could have potentially been shot at her….

She came to our Sunday service this morning for our resurrection service and praised God in a way you cannot even begin to understand.  Even after the service had ended, she kept praying and praising God as we let praise music play in the background.  She knows that God saved her that day…that is why she is living proof that the saving Grace of God is still alive!

God is amazing and God is sooooooo good that I feel like crying as I think of this testimony this morning.

God loves all his children. It doesn’t matter where you are at right now, God will meet you at where you are right now and take you to where He is because in Him, there is safety, there is love and there is strength.

I saw this lady and was in awe of what the Lord had done to save her. Her friend is in our prayers and we believe that whatever was meant for evil, God will turn whatever it was for the good of those that love the Lord.

Keep praying and remember, God is in the business  of restoring your Faith this year, Reviving worship this year and Renewing your strength and resources this year, and He is still in the business of saving souls this Year as well. Let us intercede for others and pray that God not only brings the harvest, but protects the harvest from locusts that want to steal peoples provision for God’s vision for their lives. They who believe shall enter into God’s courts and give Him the highest praise.

This song comes to mind by R. Kelly called You Saved Me as I think of this young lady’s testimony. May it bless your spirit today in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Stay blessed everybody. God Loves You!

Miracle Testimony: Nothing’s Impossible with God


 

In a quiet place in her heart, God revealed to her that He had made her well, that all the crying and heart-wrenching sobbing that she had experienced was part of the healing from the abuse that she had suffered. God revealed to Lisa that He would prepare her to go into the world and tell her story of healing to all who would listen.

Note: LifeSite News has published the remarkable testimony of 35-year-old Lisa Moeller, a former drug-addict lesbian who found Jesus. It’s a lengthy article, but for those who find it an applicable subject matter, well worth reading. The following is the last part of the report. Click on the link provided to read it in its entirety:

In the midst of her lesbian lifestyle, Lisa had an “unsettled feeling that it just wasn’t enough”. Through her depression and tears it began to dawn on her that she had a “God-shaped hole in my heart, and was wise enough to know nothing but Him would fill it.” She would pray: “God, please don’t let this be it for me,” all the time thinking her prayer futile since she “never believed in mixing my lifestyle and the Truth of God into one.”

But God, who honors the deepest desires of the human heart, must have heard the broken woman’s prayer.

Lisa Moeller As Lisa was on her way to Spokane in the summer of 2010 to collect signatures for a state ballot at a gay pride parade, she experienced a supernatural moment of God’s healing grace that turned her homosexual life upside-down.

“One night in my hotel, I went to bed completely homosexual. My mannerisms, dress, body language, etc., were all very masculine. I hated men, angry at every one for the abuse that I had suffered by a neighbor when I was a child”, she revealed. “When I awoke, there was a Presence in the room that I cannot find the words to completely explain. It was a peace I had never experienced before.”

Lisa was shocked the following morning by a new set of desires and inclinations that she began to experience right away.

She tuned the TV to a familiar female news anchor that would have normally found attractive and could not understand why she was not interested in her anymore. On her way to work that same morning, she caught herself watching a man jogging down the road, and she could not take her eyes off of him.

Lisa remembers panicking. She did not grasp the significance of what had happened to her. She broke down in overwhelming confusion. But, in a quiet place in her heart, God revealed to her that He had made her well, that all the crying and heart-wrenching sobbing that she had experienced was part of the healing from the abuse that she had suffered. God revealed to Lisa that He would prepare her to go into the world and tell her story of healing to all who would listen.

Lisa was distraught: How could she who did not know how to be a woman, dress like a woman, talk like a woman, or even walk like a woman become a part of God’s plan?

In an act of faith, Lisa put the restoration of her identity into the hands of God. As part of the healing journey she experienced a dramatic stripping away of “every resource in my life I ever attempted to hold onto.”

Gone were the romantic relationships. Gone were her close friends. She became separated from the destructive influences of her past life. Lisa learned to rely totally on God for her support. She learned to discern the voice of God above all other voices.

“Although the last two years were undoubtedly the loneliest and hardest two years of my life, I grew completely dependent on God” she said.

During moments of prayer, God revealed to Lisa the reason why she took on a masculine identity and treated her female partners so well. It was not because of her own insecurities, or because she wanted what was truly good for these women. Everything that Lisa did for her partners was really done on behalf of the little girl inside herself who was sexually abused. God revealed to Lisa that through her actions, she was attempting to heal herself from the abuse she had suffered as a little girl. But it proved to be an unending cycle, because she saw that no one can ever be the source of healing. Lisa understood that her yearning for healing was why she could never do enough for her partners. She learned that she could not heal herself because only God alone is the One Who heals . . .

After Lisa was healed that night at the hotel, or “delivered from homosexuality” as she likes to put it, she believes that God restored her identity as a woman and set authentic feminine inclinations and desires within her.

“Now I desire the things that my partners did. I want to be held, taken care of, protected, talked to sweetly, and treated gently,” she said. “My identity is now intact and safe in the hands of Jesus, and that is how He created me to feel.”

“Sometimes we carry so many burdens that are not our own … things we have no control of, questions and worries that do not rightfully belong to us. God wants you to do an inventory of your soul to see what you can find.”

“If you are carrying burdens that belong to Him, He wants them back. He is ready to lighten your load . . . I finally have peace and I owe it all to Jesus Christ. Not many people would look at a drug addict and a lesbian and dare make the statement: ‘One day she will serve the Lord.’ It sounds pretty ridiculous, but it happened.”

Miracle Testimony: Nothing’s Impossible with God.

Unbelievable Forgiveness – The Arturo Martinez-Sanchez story


 

Hi everybody!

I just read this story and thought it worth sharing. I am amazed at the power of forgiveness even in the most tragic of circumstances, this mans story about forgiving the man who murdered and raped his wife and 10 year-old daughter  brought me to tears. I feel challenged by this level of compassion and forgiveness. Truly, we can only forgive by the spirit of God. we can’t do things by might and power…it really is by Gods spirit.

Zechariah 4:6
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.

May this post minister to those who struggle with forgiveness, for I know that such a story has challenged my faith to forgive people, but I believe to a great extent we can forgive like this man did when we seek the help of the Holy Spirit to come into our heart and heal us so that we can forgive people like Jesus did for us. God Bless you everybody!

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Man Forgives Murderer Who Killed Family
News Release (July 17, 2012)

“As a Believer in Christ, I know that God forgives all the sins of those who have faith in Him. In this, I am instructed to forgive first. Knowing that God will forgive even murderers if there is true repentance, Bryan Clay will stand in judgment before Him. It is my prayer that my wife Yadira and my daughter Karla are in Heaven waiting for my sons and me to arrive to spend eternity with them. In fact, I know this is true.” -Arturo Martinez-Sanchez

(Las Vegas, NV)—Citing his Roman Catholic faith, a Las Vegas, Nevada, man nearly beaten to death in a brutal, random home invasion that also killed his beloved wife and ten-year-old daughter, has forgiven his attacker. Just three months after being left for dead after a vicious beating by a hammer wielding criminal, Arturo Martinez-Sanchez, 39, said in a recent news conference at his newly re-opened North Las Vegas boxing gym that his beliefs make it possible to forgive the killer, who perpetrated what local police call one of the most heinous crimes in memory.

Immediately following the vicious attack upon Martinez-Sanchez, the alleged killer, Bryan Clay, 22, turned to wife Yadira Martinez, 38, and daughter Karla, 10, raping both and bludgeoning them to death with the same claw hammer that left the family patriarch semi-comatose and unable to speak. A funeral mass for Yadira and Karla was said by Rev. Alberto Alzate, Parochial Vicar of the family’s parish, St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arturo Martinez-Sanchez“As a Believer in Christ, I know that God forgives all the sins of those who have faith in Him. In this, I am instructed to forgive first. Knowing that God will forgive even murderers if there is true repentance, Bryan Clay will stand in judgment before Him. It is my prayer that my wife Yadira and my daughter Karla are in Heaven waiting for my sons and me to arrive to spend eternity with them. In fact, I know this is true,” declared Martinez-Sanchez. (Photo: Las Vegas Review Journal)

Sons Christopher Martinez, 10, and Alejandro Martinez, 5, sat next to their father at the press conference, comforting him as he tearfully read his statement. Following the April 15 attack, having spent a full day in the blood splattered house, Christopher walked to his elementary school and informed teachers and administrators of the horrible scene at his home.

Martinez-Sanchez also made it clear that he expects Clay to pay here on earth for this terrible and senseless attack. “He will pay for his crimes. He will be punished for what he has done to my family. He must face justice and whatever penalty the judge hands down, including death, if that is how he is sentenced,” said Martinez-Sanchez.

An audience of about 75 supporters, dignitaries and media gasped when he opened his statement with the phrase, “I forgive this murderer because of my faith in God and in Jesus Christ.” Later, when asked by a reporter what he would say to Clay if he could, Martinez-Sanchez replied, “I would say, ‘I forgive you.’ If he kissed me on the cheek, I would kiss him back.”

Speaking haltingly as he struggled for words, Martinez-Sanchez concluded his appearance before about 75 reporters and friends saying, “I love my Yadira. I love my Karla. I love my sons. We all love Jesus. Through his strength, we will survive.”

Source: Christian Media Associates

 

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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I Promised I Wouldn’t Tell!!!!


Hi Everybody!

Ok so like I said before here is a testmony in the form of spoken word poetry by Poet J”O” speaks that maybe hard for some people to swallow but please be warned that the words he uses are 18+ from his personal testimony and experience of sexual abuse and homosexuality.

Poet J”O” addresses his battle with homosexuality and what it means to be born “gay”. How do we understand this rhetoric of people claiming to be born “Gay”? How is it possible? I know in some Christian circles there has been an ongoing debate about whether being gay is something inherited or not. We can debate all day long about it but I’m of the opinion that it is possible to be born “gay”. Think about it, if we are all born into sin, then yes, you can understand the whole rhetoric behind why some people feel that they were “Born Gay” since sin was in us to begin with by the time we were even born.

Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we have borne their iniquities.

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Yes, it is possible that some of us were even born liars, cheaters, adulterers, drug addicts, alcoholics, abusers, schizophrenics, thieves, narcissists, rebellious, kantankerous, angry, etc etc because sin is sin and we were all born in sin, but there is Good NEWS! We can all be born-again by the washing of Jesus’ blood that blots out all our trangressions and renews our spirits to be clothed and robed in righteousness for His name sake.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

We don’t have to remain sinners when Christ died and paid the price for all our iniquities. Jesus saved all of us and wants us to live a life of abundunce.

1 Peter 1:23
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

So listen to Poet J”O”‘s testimony with compassion and may it minister to those that have encountered similar battles that are typically swept under the rug because of Shame. I know in some Churches, a lot of these topics aren’t touched upon but these realities exists my friends so let’s open up our eyes, open up our ears and hear and listen with our hearts in order to no longer be deceived about the realities of people’s lives and experiences.

God doesn’t want His people to walk around in Shame anymore. He wants to break the yokes of injustice in our lives so that we can live free and redeemed by His ever enduring love that will never pass away.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

There may have been people set up to steal your innocence at a tender age but even so we must understand that the Devil hates us soo much and works at stealing our joy, or innocence, our ability to love and be free in Christ by replacing those things with pain, hatred, depression, sadness, anguish, confusion of our own identity, etc, because Satan is a Thief of our peace that we can only find in GOD.

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Watch Poet J”O”‘s Testimony

Jesus is the REPAIRER OF THE BREACH.

Isaiah 58:12
Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

He wants to repair and restore all who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc at the hands of those you may have trusted, those that betrayed you, those that didn’t epitomize what true love is. So for whatever you are going through right now, know that Jesus cares for you and that whoever hurt you in your past has no power to continue to control your joy, your peace, your happiness because God can redeem you, heal and restore you when you accept that He can Repair that breach of trust that was broken, that pain that was inflicted, that mind that was torn by the lies of the enemy, that heart that was broken and shattered into many pieces by people who you thought “loved” you. God is Jehovah RAPHA- I AM HEALER. Let Him heal these places in your mind, heart, body and soul today. I encourage that people share these stories to anyone that has suffered if you think it will help them.

Jesus said in the book of Luke that:

Luke 4:18
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

Believe that this is what He wants to do for His people today.  Jesus Loves you.

I have a song that I hope ministers to you by Anthony Evans called RESTORE ME. May it minister to people’s broken hearts today.

  

Stay Blessed Everybody! 

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Lecrae – I Am Second


Lecrae’s Testimony is so moving. I pray that it ministers to you this Sunday. He encountered things that made him question the lifestyle choices that weren’t leading him down the right path. He saw that he needed to change and found Christ as his answer. This proves that it doesn’t matter what you did in your past. What matters is what you do NOW to change your FUTURE. Check out Lecrae’s Testimony- Click on his video to hear it from his side of the story @ Lecrae – I Am Second.

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