Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Standing up for me!!

John 19:10-11 (MSG) Pilate said, "You won't talk? Don't you know that I have authority to pardon you, and the authority to- crucify you?'' Jesus said, "You haven't a shred of authority over me except what has been given you from heaven. That's why the one who betrayed me to you has committed a far greater fault."
In the above scripture we see Jesus talking to the man that the world might now say had the power to make him or break him. Yet that is NOT at all how Christ saw it when he looked at this man. He already knew what the will of the Father was for him and he yielded to the process and not the mandates of man.
That is the same way it is for God's people in this hour. We are not bowing down to financial pressure and the economics strains of this world. We understand that everything is happening in our lives that is not God-ordained will be God-used. We are not worried about competing against others because as children of God we are called to create our own.
I know right now the entire world is excited over the change of adminstration taking place in America. Yet for me personally I am MOST excited that I am a part of a HIGHER adminstration that will always bef or me and it and that will never change.
Another thing the Holy Spirit has been talking to me about is that we need to start standing up to the enemy and letting him know RIGHT NOW that we are not accepting anything LESS than God's absolute best for your life.
As well as standing up to the devil we need to stand firm against natural opposition.
I am not against reverance and respect but I am against oppression and intimidation. It is time for the God's people to know who we are and WHOSE we are. Some of us are so afraid of standing up for ourselves for fear of how it will make others feel. We have been so used to of being stepped on and stepped over that when we finally stand up to people we shiver and shake at those who longer have us as personal doormats.
What is does it say about YOU and your sense of self worth when you care more about how others will feel in response to you sticking up for yourself. There is a way for you to stand up for yourself that is righteous.
Lots of times the only way people can feel about themselves is to make you feel bad about you. The truth is that is there issue and yours.
You are made to be the HEAD and you must stand up for that even when others try to treat you like you are the tail.
The Holy Spirit was speaking to me yesterday that a little compromise is total compromise. Stop tolerating on any level any kind of mistreatment from people and especially the devil.
We are promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood that God will raise up a standard against him. Be Blessed, Manie