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Progressive Destruction

 

“The best way to destroy someone is slowly so that they won’t recognize what is happening until it’s too late, and then when the final blow is dealt, they will not be able to defend themselves from it.”  ~Kelvin N. Broadus, from ‘Life Warfare’

When we are going through this life, we must realize that we are not only under constant assault, but that we must also be careful not to constantly support our own destruction.  By all means, when we face an obvious threat and are backed into the corner, we typically will bite, scratch, and claw our way out or give it every effort to escape.  However, what about those times when it isn’t so obvious?

Many times, we are under assault and don’t even know it.  We are even supporting it progressively, and not even aware.  Every negative, meditative thought is a subtle attack on the abundant, at peace life that we are promised by our creator!  This is why the Bible admonishes us in “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor 10:5).  These types of thoughts are sent to us by our enemies, both internally and externally, skillfully orchestrated by the “powers and principalities” that exist to keep us from becoming all that we are destined to become.  And, they are so subtle, that we will often excuse them away from being the progressive, detrimental threat that they truly are, a threat that will ultimately lead to your stagnation and/or destruction.

Know this… the enemy is real!  And, he is a their who “comes only to steal and kill and destroy!” (John 10:10).  This spiritual enemy is after you so “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).  Understanding how such an enemy operates will help equip you to overcome, BUT YOU MUST RECOGNIZE the SUBTLE and PROGRESSIVE approach!!

Even an lion in the jungle is progressive.  The lion hides in tall grass watching the groups of prey, and just the same, your enemy is looking at more than just you seeing which if you is easiest to pick off.  It is an intimidation game, and just as the animals being watched feel the tension in the air and don’t recognize the source, people also will feel the danger in the air and excuse it to be paranoia, all the while progressively developing more doubt, fear, and even sabotaging themselves with their own constant negative meditation and negative thought.  This weakens you over time, gradually, and while this lion is still hiding in the grass without you recognizing the mind game being played on you, he waits until you become weak enough… and then… ATTACK!!!

Unfortunately, by then, your faith has become so weak, and you’ve been battered emotionally so long, that you are now helpless to fight it.  This is why it is so very important to constantly pray (without ceasing), FEED your SPIRIT with the Word of God, fellowship with encouraging (COURAGE) people who will help support and empower you, and seek God’s guidance in every situation!  

The devils is as a lion, but you don’t have to be the victim.  Stay strong in the faith and faith building connections and activities.  Don’t be the victim.  All of the lion’s prey are not successfully taken, and neither do you have to be!  One major key, however, is to stop the PROGRESSIVE attacks (negative thoughts, words, affiliations, etc.), and this will be your victory, in the name of Yeshua.  

Bless you indeed, by the grace of God,

~Prophet Besodeiah
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Miracle of Salvation?

“Salvation is the greatest miracle!”

This is what they shout from the pulpit in the corporate modeled church, but where is the scripture to acknowledge this?

A miracle is an act of divine, unnatural, or unusual type of event. It is something that is performed by someone. Jesus/Yeshua’s first miracle was turning water into wine.

Show me in scripture where following Jesus, or accepting salvation, is considered a miracle! Out of all the people who became disciples – even the boisterous Simon/Peter – the Bible does not refer to their conversion as a miracle.

Where does this statement come from then?

I’ll tell you where… This is a statement made to validate weakened faith. Normally this type of statement is made in churches that seem to not really believe in the full power of the prayers where they are praying.

I’ve been to the churches where though they read the scriptures and even pray, they act like they don’t believe in what the scriptures say about divine healing, casting out spirits, prophecy, gifts of tongues, restoring life from death, and so on…. despite that these are things that the very scriptures attest.

These churches will address medical science procedures as miracles.

Why? Because, by calling something they know is common as a miracle will protect them from the let down something bigger not happening. In other words, it is playing it safe and basically saying that, “if this is all I can get to prove my faith, I’ll take it.”

God’s miracles, however are REAL miracles. God’s miracles are things like: bringing someone back from death, healing leprosy with the restoration of lost limbs, multiplying food massively, casting out vile spirits, and causing a plant to die from just speaking it. God’s miracles are not figurative, but they are REAL.

When we are ready to truly walk in faith, we will no longer call the non-miraculous as miracles, but believe in true miracles. Yes all these other things are great, but God is truly able, and we don’t have to weaken our expectations of faith to help Him out!

Speak, Believe, and Receive

As we celebrate the month of March, known in the Western society for St. Patrick’s Day, I want to take a moment to bless you with the words that luck has nothing to do with it! Yes, we live in a time and place where things like “get rich quick” schemes, microwave mentalities, and instant gratification plague the masses. We can so easily get caught up in wishing for luck to overcome our deficits as we become engulfed in our surroundings. But God has provided us a better way… one that is assured and where luck has nothing to do with it.

Faith!!! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1). God’s way is not a way of luck or chance, but a way of assurance as a result of obedience. When the soldier was healed by Jesus simply saying a Word, the request was granted because of the understanding of how obedience grants use of authority. (Matt. 8-9). And God established by His own example in the beginning, that the authority of the Word produces manifestation. The key, though, is not simply saying things, but saying things using the authority that you have been granted through obedience to the supreme authority.

This example was also established by Jesus/Yeshua. Before He began His public ministry, He fasted for forty days and nights (bringing his vessel into obedience), was baptized (publicly recognized under God’s authority), and then proceeded forth with power. The difference between Him and so many of us, however, is that He only spoke faith. We, on the other hand, almost always speak doubt shortly after declaring faith. Once Jesus stated His faith, such as with cursing the fig tree that produced no fruit (Mark 11:21), He did not continue with “vain repetitions” as in doubt, but stated it and left it, BELIEVING it would be done, and it occurred. He also did not go around speaking negativity into existence, as most of us never speak enough positive into our lives to outweigh the negative we have manifested.

God has absolutely NO PROBLEM with blessing us beyond our wildest dreams, and actually delights in our success and wealth, for the Bible states that it is He who “gives us the power to get wealth.” (Deut 8:18). The problem is when we don’t first acknowledge or submit to Him, and then don’t trust that it shall be done once we do. But if we shall only learn to be obedient and then control our words/declarations, then believe, we shall become open to receive solutions to any of our obstacles and the answers to all of our needs. On that note, remember to SPEAK, BELIEVE, and RECEIVE!