Saturday, November 07, 2009

Feelings of oppression..

It was a situation that happened to me in the middle of last night that caused me to publish a word about feelings of oppression. I was a slave to those same feelings for a very long time in my life. Fear, worry, depression and such were a constant in my life. You have to make the choice to tell your mind that it is yielded to the mind of Christ. You have to constantly affirm to your will that we side with the will of God for our lives. There are times when I know that nothing is wrong but the enemy will try and attack me with feelings of oppression.
Deuteronomy 26:7-8 (NLT) we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors. He heard our cries and saw our hardship, toil and oppression. So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and powerful arm, with overwhelming terror, and with miraculous signs and wonders.
Today that same God is there for us and he will deliver us from our place of bondage and feelings of oppression.
It is in the name of Jesus that we can rebuke and nullify the feelings of discouragement, fear, uneasiness, discontentment and misery and command them all to leave us.
We are not at the mercy of trials and troubles. Instead as it is written in Psalm 121:7-8 The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go both now and forever.
Don't let people, circumstances or even the devil oppress through your what you see, hear or feel. Your feelings are not indicative of the truth that you are more than a conqueror through HIM who loves you.
The #1 remedy for oppression is praise and worship. Those feelings won't stick around when they see you giving glory and honor to God and power and goodness. For those of you who have dealt with negative feelings for a long time just know that the feelings won't flee easily at but when you hold fast to your confession of freedom and deliverance and they will definitely get the hint and get lost. Continue to fight the good fight of faith.

Be Blessed, Manie

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Who you really are!

Colossians 3:10 (CEV) Each of you is now a new person. You are becoming more and more like your Creator, and you will understand him better.
Ephesians 4:23-24 (CEV) Let the Spirit change your way of thinking and make you into a new person. You were created to be like God, and so you must please him and be truly holy.

Today is your personal day of reckoning and revelation when you realize that you are NOTHING like what the enemy has wanted you to believe about yourself.
You are a million times stronger, better and greater than you could have ever imagined about yourself. The fullness of the Holy Spirit dwells inside of you. You walk in godly wisdom and strength.
The enemy has truly wanted you to buy into the lie that you are inferior and weak to other people. He has used the lie of rejection to make you think that you are not deserving or capable of real love and affection. The fact is that nothing could be further than the truth.

John 3:16 (CEV) God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his Only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die..
Even with that broad statement you must realize that the love of God for is a very personal and powerful thing.
There are a lot of reasons that Jesus could have said as to why he came to earth and made the sacrifices that He did but he stated one in particular.
John 10:10 (CEV) A thief comes only to rob, kill and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.

You are only able to live fully once you know and walk in the truth about who you are in Christ. It comes from knowing you are strong and not weak. That you are loved and not hated. It comes when you know that you are not rejected but that God is so consumed with you that even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
The truth is that your Father in heaven will never leave you nor forsake you. He is always there to help you wherever you go and He is for you. And that is who you really are.

Be Blessed, Manie

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Greater Than ...

Exodus 7:10-11 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did what the LORD had commanded them. Aaron threw down his staff before Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a serpent! Then Pharaoh called in his own wise men and sorcerers, and these Egyptian magicians did the same thing with their magic. They threw down their staffs, which also became serpents! But then Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.

We have all struggled with people and problems that we thought seem equal in strength to God. For too long as a believer I thought I was in a daily tug of war game with God and the devil and I would literally hold my breath to see what side of the rope I would end up on.

It was mind blowing freedom when I read and got a revelation from Luke 10:19 (NIV) I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

I had yet to know that I was the deciding factor in whether I live in God's victory or the enemy's defeat. It was my faith in either one that determined what would happen to me. We have the authority to overcome all the power of the enemy.

I love that through the book of Exodus in the account of the plagues that Moses continued to do as the LORD said to him. It would have seemed that a less faithful person would have said to God that Phararoh was not going to relent in his bondage of God's people. But like Moses we must maintain our stance of faith in the midst of the Pharaohs in our life.

I love right before the miracle of the Red Sea where it reads in Exodus 14:13-14 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.

If nothing else I need for you to echo the words of Moses into your ears and spirit and know that YOU WILL SEE THE DELIVERANCE THE LORD WILL BRING YOU...

You absolutely will see it...Our God can do everything and anything but fail us...He has not forgotten or forsaken us..You will see the manifestation of everything God has spoken to you.

Be Blessed, Manie

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Get some God in you

Phil. 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
I still don’t have access to the internet as before – but I am still here doing the will and work of the LORD.
One of the things that is most apparent to me is how far gone I am in living for the LORD. It is obvious to me that though I live in the world I can’t live as the world lives. I need the presence of the LORD like I need oxygen. When I find myself not giving God the attention and reverence that HE deserves in my life then my spirit gets weary and my soul starts seeking HEADSHIP elsewhere. I get preoccupied with the attention and approval of people and seeking the pleasure of things. I can see myself being led more by emotions then by my faith.
It is at that time that I speak out into the atmosphere that GOD IS LORD OVER MY LIFE AND MY CIRCUMSTANCES. It is in His presence that ALL is truly well with my soul. I want to help someone today that may not be living the consecrated lifestyle you use to. Maybe you think you have too much going on or you have started giving to much attention to the things of the world and God has taken a backseat in your life. Then be prepared to head for a total meltdown. Cut off the other stuff off and spend some time with Lord. Let HIM know that He is still and always HEAD over your life.
It is true that the battle is in your mind but in order to walk in VICTORY you must strengthen your spirit for the battle. Get some God in you.
Be Blessed, Manie

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The warrior in you

For a long time I received and accepted the lie of the enemy that I had NO fight in me. I was the kind to always avoid confrontation and run from a fight. Now I will gave a bold assumption here and say that I don't think I was by myself in that assessment of my weaknesses. I think there are lots of us today that are running scared from the tactics, assignments and accusation from the enemy.
I was literally perishing from the lack of knowledge of my victory in Christ and the enemy's defeat. That is why I spend so much time teaching others the truth of Luke 10:19 and Ephesians 6:10.

The truth of God's word reveals to us how mighty and powerful we are in CHRIST and how weak and ineffective the enemy is in our lives. If nothing else I believe my calling in the kingdom is to dismantle the lies the world has forced upon us and to feed God's people His truth.
The worst thing we could ever do is to not get in the word and know and believe what it has to be about who we are, what we have and what we do in God.

Like any GOOD Father the LORD caused me to face my bully head on and it was in the fight of faith that I saw him for the cowardly liar that he really is. I saw through the deceptions and attacks on my mind, feelings and will. It was bombarding him with weapons of the kingdom that I gained victory over the enemy. The truth is that yeah maybe he will come back with another round of lies and deceptions but the truth is that when he does I will be victorious yet again. I have heard it said that you can never conquer what you never confront in life.
It is only engaging in battle that you see what you are really made of. You are the child of King. You are strong in the LORD and the power of His might. Jesus has given to us power over ALL the power of the enemy, and we can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure us.
Everything and everyone that opposes us has to BOW DOWN to the name of Jesus coming out of our mouths. You are the Head. You are always on top. You are the righteousness of God in Christ.

Be Blessed, Manie

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Total Salvation

Romans 1:16 (NLT) For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes- the Jew first and also the Gentile.

Too many of us initially at the time of our being "born again" thought salvation only meant NOT going to hell and NOT committing sin. Before and even after salvation too much is being said about sin and hell and NOT enough is being taught redemption and righteousness. The message that God wanted to send through His son Jesus Christ is that He loves us. The word tells us that NOTHING can ever separate us from His love. The message of His salvation is that He loves us and wants us saved from all the threats of hell and the enemy. In his victory at the cross He has given us authority over all the powers of the enemy. When you get a tight grip on that kind of message then you will want to honor HIM by the way that you live out your life.

My prayer for our churches today is we do the JOB of presenting the gospel in the way that non-believers want to be saved. Again I say, I want people to understand the message of Jesus Christ means deliverance, healing, wholeness. Salvation means protection, peace and prosperity. Salvation doesn't means that trials and tribulation won't come your way BUT it does mean that you through your faith in Jesus Christ you will overcome them all.

As you read thru the four gospels you see the masses flocking and crowding Jesus Christ to be get from HIM what they needed. Jesus said it himself that it is the sick that need a doctor. Yet today the church presents itself as so polish and put together that the very ONES that need God the most are the ones that are turned off and turned away. We have made salvation look so boring and legalistic. We need to get people to understand that the commandments are there to HELP and KEEP us. What looks like freedom in having premaritial sex, using drugs and drinking alcohol is really bondage. Christianity is not a religion it is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our living Saviour.

Acts 4:11-13 (NLT) For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, 'The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.' There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under the heaven by which we must be saved."

Be Blessed, Manie

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Planted Deep

If you would read through Mark 4 you will see the Jesus talk of planting seeds (the word of God) and then dealing with the forces that try and stop the harvest from that seed.

I want to tell that right now MORE than ever before we have to hold on to the truth. Especially when things couldn't more opposite than the word we got from the LORD. That is the most precious time of patiently enduring to see THIS thing all the way to the end.

It reads to us in Proverbs 12:3 (NLT) that the godly have deep roots. It time out for being wishy washy and doubleminded about the things of God. We have been through enough to know of His character, personality and nature. Our faith is FIRM in the truth that He is for us and that with HIM we will overcome all that we face today. We exercise that faith by being excited and expectant of His manifestation.

The day is NOW and the time is here.

Be Blessed, Manie