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My Refuge

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;let me never be put to shame;deliver me in your righteousness. 

P.s. 31:1

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Why should we be ashamed to represent the truth?  If we are doing well, will He not reward us?

In fact I know He will give you the desires of your heart, as long as our minds are stayed upon Him.  He is the root of our existence.  We do not have a life without Jesus Christ.  He gave us the hopes of a blessed future.  Tomorrow is not under our control.

God houses our next adventure in His plans.  The blue print of what He is doing is not available to all men.  It is only our Father who sends us on the journey we take.  So, I move into Him and He moves into us.  We all become family through the Forgiving love of our Father, and the Saving Blood of our Savior.  The Holy Spirit is who keeps is all connected.  He breathes constantly in and out of is and we share in this Agape Phileo, and Even intimate love if hearts.

He is our refuge, our abode, and our covering.   If we need something for the journey, all we have to do is make a request.

It is time to go and stay at the Shack with the Triune God and King


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Bragging about a future you don’t have.

Don’t brag about tomorrow,

    since you don’t know what the day will bring.
Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth–
    a stranger, not your own lips.

— Proverbs 27:1-2 NLT

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We need to put a screeching halt to our over confidence in our immediate future,  because we do not have that permission to stamp approval of God for tommorrow.

Today was the tomorrow of yesterday.  So, now that we are in our today we can be truly restful for how things worked out yesterday.  Even though tomorrow has not shown up, we can anticipate wth expectancy that the Lord will recover our souls and cause us to awaken to a brand new dawning.

The point is not to set up to much beyond what you have been promised.  That is like living above what you can afford, and then you sit in the middle if your stuff in full complaint about it being to overwhelming.

Yesterday’s issues have been done, today has a whole new set of the vs you need to focus on.  Put it in the prayer request box in Heaven.  God will give you a sufficient amount of blessing to handle your debt and settle your affairs.  Trust the Lord’s supply. 

Tomorrow is in its way as long as God has it planned to do so, and it will be what it will be.  There is nothing we can do about how our day turns out,but we can pray and be full of thanksgiving for what the Lord has planned for us.  He will cause your enemies to be at peace with you.  He will turn a gray sky blue if that’s what you ask of Him.

He will not how ever shuffle the deck for you.  He will not change theevents of the day because you want favorable conditions all the time.  Sometimes we need it to be a challenge to our belief.  Mostly, to make sure that we still hold to strong convictions that ae Godly.

Our days will go well because we trust God to give us directions in it.  If you and I stop trying to drive something that is to big for us to control and get into our car seat and buckle up.  Then we wouldn’t have these disasters that keep happening to us.  Let God do the driving. 

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How Faith Work

How Faith Works.

The amount of belief you apply to something you expect to happen.

Bishop Dr Michael L. Craddock Sr.

That measure of faith that is given to all men.  Is equal, but most have learned to increase it.

Where others have left it alone.

Our faith must exceed the day before.   Because, you have an example now that faith has worked for you yesterday,  so today you add a little bit more until that mountain scratches the ground under the pressure of your pushing it.

Now faith is the conviction concerning those things that are in hope, as if it were these things in action, and the revelation of those things that are unseen;

Hebrews 11:1

It is already done.  

Whatever we ask for in Jesus name is done for us.  Because we are people who believe God can and will keep His promises to all men.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa

But you and I have to start standing on what we say we believe.  How can you test something works if you do not use it.

Faith Works because you put it to action based upon your conviction that it will take place.

They said: A spoonful of sugar, helps the medicine go down.

Where is the faith in that?

It is in the fact that you believe what they said it will do, before you open your mouth to take the medicine.

My faith is not in the doctors yelling me I have a condition that needs to be worked on.

My faith is in the Lord who promised to heal my infirmities.  I believe He is a healer, over the medicines that I do take.   I do not have faith in albuterol for asthma, I have faith that there is something more I must do to be healed.  

Follow the plan God gives for healing our bodies.

“So, doubt is the substance of things you do not receive and the evidence it never was on its way in the first place”.

The enemy gave us a measure of doubt.  He did everything accordingly to remove all hope in God that is in us as believers.  We allowed that to take place,  and now we doubt more of the time than we believe.

Your faith is a commodity.  It acquires what you want and need.

Faith is measured to every man.  It means God equally started us out at the same level of faith.  Some increase it more, because they have learned to trust in God to get what they want.

Once He gives you His favor and permission on a thing.

That should increase your belief, your faith, and trust in the Lord.

Faith can be seen, but it must be used in order to work properly.

You can’t just see a thing accomplished and not apply faith to make it work in your favor.

Abraham saw the place where he had to take Isaac.

His faith began, when he told the servants.

Me and the lad will return.

You go into the situation with a strong ending already in mind.

You won’t be motivated to believe inside the problem.

If you don’t believe He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Why then would He give you what you ask for, when you need faith in Him to get it?

Rom. 1:7

17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith

If you live your faith, it will work.

If you live your doubt, fear, and frustrations, it will work.

Whatever you apply to you life will either increase or stand still.

Faith longs for increasing.

Doubt backs us away from forward motion.

24  Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

2 Cor. 1:24

We are not in competition with faith.  Whoever is trying win the most faith awards.  You can’t win at faith, you must endure to the end.  

The race is not given to strong, but to he that endures to the end.

Eph. 9:11

Even when you have losses along the journey.

Endure to the end.  Stay faithful.  In faith are we strong.  Muscles thin out over time, and become feeble.  Faith is lasting strength from the inside, with outward results.

Now that’s how faith works.

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What did you hear?

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”

— Matthew 5:43-45 NIV

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What He said is what He wants done.  Christ is not asking you to be sweet towards your enenies, but to love them and pray for those who persecute you.

Even though we seem to get the impression that some of us are unjustly done wrong by others at times.  We must be consistent in personal Spiritual examination to make sure that we are not the ones who instigate another person’s anger towards us.  Let go of what caused grief.  Love your neighbor, and your enemy, because you were at one time considered an enemy of another when they had you all wrong.  

People you get to know and take time  to fellowship with deserve the benefit of doubt, that they are genuine towards you first before you formulate your final judgement against them.

Christ is not about wasting His energy on hating man to the point He changes His commitment towards humanity..  We waste a lot of time being frustrated with those who seem to be our enemies.  We need to walk in love directly from the Word of God, not a side conversation we have only at our places of worship.

No sense in pretended we didn’t hear the Lord’s instructions.  Love all of God’s creation.  We are almost like Peter when God had to show him his prejudice towards the gentle nation.  We can get so covered by the protections of our Lord and forget that the Lord covers more of us than we know.  He even covers those who you might see as one who doesn’t like you.  We all have our issues that we must work through.  The point is we need to go ahead and push through the problem, because it causes stress when your focused on people who do not like you.  

Respect is given first, it is earned firsr, not the other way around.  I know that’s not well received.   We always say, give respect to get it, but you might say.  Thus is different.  Jesus didn’t respect the priest.  That is not all together true.  He went to them first.

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God’s plans

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

— Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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Suprise, look at God’s plans working out for your good.

God declares, with a Ki he decree, His plans are more prepared than yours.  He knows what you need and how to get you through the roads of life that seem hard and treacherous.   He will not cause you to derail and loose control of your life.  If we leave it alone and let God lead us, we Will be in the green pastures a d still waters more for the rest of our existence. 

Look at how God plans stuff to come through for you.  You have no idea why certain things happen in your life.  I understand that some things you didn’t expect to happen might have caused you undo stress and even some pain to go through it, but you made it through didn’t you?

He knows what He wants your future to look like, and what He wants you to have and possess.  You have to come to grips with the fact that He has the plans, all you can do is build what He told you.

There’s nothing like a building contracter giving the owner the vision of what he/she thinks would work better.  That is not what they are hired to do, that is in the hands of the architect who designs what the visionary has told them.  

God is the architect and visionary.   You and I are the builders.  Simetimes we are the gofers and we collect the itens that will be put together by anither generation, like Solomon for David.  Many others had to carry out the vision of the predecessors.   Yet, the material was there to work with.  What must be recalled, is that we ha e to be about collecti g those ite.s we have been instricted to do so.  There is no time to stand and marvel at a  work that might be in the beginning stages. 

Like young ministries that are 10 to 20 years in the making and havent reached a full potential as of yet.

Gods plans give you a future.   Your plans do wjat for you down the line. Help you retire well, or, mabe not?

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Dead Works

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

— James 2:26 NKJV

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Dead Works is going all your life doing good and in the end get nothing from it.

I don’t want to live a dead works life.  Just as much as I am in need of the Spirit to give me life each day, and all the day long.  I also need to apply a reason for my purpose.   Put faith, belief, trust in God who gives me strength to endure as a soldier should.

I don’t have time to get PTSD in the Spirit,  or flesh.  I chat be thrown off every time I hear backfire or some rift in the body if believers that do Not get settled.  I must be found doing the work.  Praying without ceasing, attending to the flock I have been given.  Feeding the helpless and substituting for missing fathers for orphans.  Making sure true widows are given assistance in any way possible.  Without hidden agendas.

You can  reverse it anytime you want.  “Faith without works without faith is all dead”.  Don’t do it with an empty heart.  Don’t do it if you don’t believe in it.  

In everything you do.  It must have the love of God in it, or it has wasted all of your time.  It is like spending the time to minister to someone who has an addiction, and thinking you got them to a solid place, only to see them strung out again, but worse.  I have seen that on many occasions.   I can not become complacent because my work has been undone in the heart or mind of a person.  We learn from the experiemce, and we attempt not to let that slip by is unnoticed again.

We have opportunity everyday, and many choose not to do it, because of that fear of failure.  When you have been an expert at anything, first you failed, then you picked up on it and finally you could do it without mistakes.

If you tailgate something your an expert in, that just means you became lacks in your efforts, and you must refocus your efforts to accomplish what you now know your capable of doing right.

A work that to faith for you, is when you have made it over a stumbling block yourself personally.  Your testimony is a work done in faith.   With the Lord’s help and instructions, you were able to pull it off with out back tracking.

No longer this or that.  You do not have to be ashamed of what you did, only what you do.  What you did, was in a place of weakness and fear.  What you do now, is what you take thought in, to make sure you are in compliance with the Gospel example of how to live your life for Christ.

Just as important as it is to have Spirit in you giving you life.  You need the faith to do the work.

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Where are the servants?

Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”
I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

— Isaiah 6:8 NLT

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How can you serve, if you do not answer the call.  First, you must know He will clean those lips and that tongue before you get on the job for Him.  We cannot be men and women of unclean thoughts and impure conversations.  This hits closer than you know for me personally.  Not because I am a cursing man but, it reminds me how I must carry myself.  I must change my mentality to consistantly fit into the Will and Word of the Lord’s.   

Isaiah gets the experience of His life dealing with the Holy of Holies.  He realizes how undone he is in the sight if our God and King.  He desires to be used by the Spirit of the Lord, but He knows he needs something to change.

God not only cleaned his tongue, but He put a fire in his mouth, so that He would be able to speak the penetrating Word of God that does seem to pierce into the flesh of those who are partakers.  We need to speak with the vehement passions of Christ when it comes down to the expressed and active Word of the Lord.  It is time out for the cute sayings and the semi truths that come at us daily of not only once a week during the church services.  We need more Holy Spirit, more humility, because we are broken and contrite before the Lord.  He longs to dig deeper into our souls and unlock what He has stored there in our reserved memories that we haven’t even thought on yet.

The mysteries await a people who can receive them without fear.  We need to be a people who deeply believe the Lord God without question.  We need to be made open in our soul not our thinking mechanism, but our believing and trusting in Him mechanism.

Oh what the Lord could reveal to those of us who are completely yielded over to Him.  Not the ones who have a foot in the door for the power to move up the ladder, but those willing to stand at the base and secure for others climbing past them.  I don’t mind the Prophet exclaims, Lord here am I send me.

When will we say that with eager beaver mentalities?  Lord I am here, send me.  Many are called, but few are chosen.  Not because the few are weeded out, mostly because the few find it, where others get tired of looking and turn around and goes back.   There is no excuse for turning around and walking off of the platform God built and tailored for you.

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Helping God?

Who has known the mind of the Lord?

    Or who has been his counselor?”

— Romans 11:34 NIV

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Who could knows what the Lord of Creation knows, but Him?  Do you assume there is an eminate threat out on the Kingdom of the North of Heaven?  Is He worried about something.  Is that why we have such fall out from the Body of Christ?

It doesn’t matter my questions or my concerns.  God is not so elderly that He cannot manage His affairs, and you and I would do nicely to stay in our place as servants and not take our Nobility that was given to us and usurp any power our placement beyond our station.

In other Words, do not assume you and Abba will ever be on the same level of understamding.  It will not happpen, no matter how long you might live.  Even into Eternal Life, we will knot have all the knowledge God Creator possess.   Including our Savior and the  personage of the Holy Ghost.  You cannot counsel one whose mind already knows what you are going to say anyway.  That is impossible to ask the most profound questions, only to get an answer that is short and sweet but to deep for you to understand.

You counselors are such who delve into the depth of another’s mind and can was in the deep of their process to help a person not drown under the pressure of life.  That has always been my job even in High School among my friends.  I have set with an Old Spirit all my life.  A settled white haired man in my Spirit, who gives me insight into the deep of thoughts, that at times I cannot begin to comprehend myself.

Now, I know this Old Soul is that of my Creator who speaks through me to others.   I can even look into another’s eyes and see that they never got what was said to them by the Spirit, and I can not help them any further.  Knowing in part and Prophesying in part.  It means He will not give one man or woman. The full notes, because we tend to go beyond self when we know to much.  You know those types who have the god  complex, a d seem to be untouchable or unreachable by average and below. 

You can’t know the mind of one who gave you the definitions.   The one who introduced you to the process.  It is like a cake baking itself.  It will never take place.  It is not autonomous enough to bake itself.  We are not that free to shed ourselves of this flesh and take ourselves to the Eternal place on our own.  We need that mind of God,Christ and The Holy Spirit to do such greatness. 

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Your Hair. 

“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.”

— Matthew 10:30 NLT

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You don’t have to go that far to secure your life.  God is good at making sure the details in your life are set.  He knows you and I intimately.  He will not let your foot be moved.  He won’t lose you to the enemy.  If you want to know who knows you best, it is your Father in Heaven.  Your spouse may be aware of certain things that you like or doslike, but the Lord knows exactly what it is you want and need before you even ask for it.

It’s that simple brothers and sisters.  Don’t try to maintain something that cannot be measured or counted by you, it is out of your range of comprehemsion.  God know how to do what is the impossible.  He knows the name of every Star that lights the sky, and every hair upon your head, there is nothing left out.

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Lying fathers

“When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

— John 8:44 NKJV

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That does something to a child growing with father who never comes through for you.  My Own father was never there, I considered him a liar, and I didn’t care much for him, especially when he wouldn’t walk my little sister down there aisles on her wedding day.  He never acknowledged who we were in my mind.

Only one sibling  on my fathers side wanted to connect, but didn’t truly secure it.  I don’t like not having that connection with my family on my fathers side, because it makes me feel personally rejected.

The enemy is that way.  Promising to give us things that we desire and then letting you down, because he doesn’t truly own what the Lord has placed into man’s dominion.   It is man who keeps giving his goods and property to the father of lies.  The enemy can’t increase something, that would be like doing something good towards creation, and He can not stand what we already have anyway.

The point is, the devil Lord in the beginning of our creation.  Then turned man against Creator through our disobedience.   We have been in doubt of God towards man ever since.  We never questioned the enemies statement to prove it in anyway.  We could have asked the Lord any question, before we bit.  You woild not be punished for your questions before your actions.