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Be Happy Anyway

Be happy because of the hope you have. Be patient when you have troubles. Pray all the time.

— Romans 12:12 ERV

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Be strong in the power of His might.

3 things He wants us to do.  Not attempt to do, but actually get it done.

1.  Be Happy.

We are sad, mad and argumentative people.  We take everything that is said to heart, not realizing who it is that s making the comment.  We can not be happy because we expect someone else to make us happy.  There is our problem.  It is not my wife’s responsibility to make me happy.  The Word doesn’t give us the excuse of who doesn’t make us happy we can be mad with.  He just says, be happy.  Do the hard thing first, instead of looking for the easy route.   The joy of the Lord, is your strength.  You get joy when you think about all He has done for you.  That’s the reason for shouting praise.  Be Happy regardless.  After a great loss,  find not for your mourning.  Because it is not easy to maintain a sincere joy for long periods of time. 

2. Be Patient.

He dos not want you to be a patient on a hospital bed begging for a second opportunity.  People assume there is an infinity of second chances.  Let me say this. God forgives, but I need for you to truly get this. This salvation is a one time opportunity.  There is no constant and forever chances to turn from our wickedness.   Troubles come for two reasons.  One is because we produce it through disobedience to His spoken and revealed Word. 

The other, is like a God showing you off moment.  Like that of Job.  Because e have been obedient and He honors is by the trial or test, but never a temtpation.

3. Pray.

All this so He can contact you.  That is all our Heavenly Father wants.  To be involved in our day to day life.  Stuff happens because we Do not seek the wisdom of the Lord.  As a parent, I will not give instructions to my grown children until they seek and ask for it.  When they have troubles, and they sorry themselves to death trying to survive stuff that God has already shown me how to get through.  It is because we are to secretive and wanting to hide ourselves like Adam and Eve.  God already knows it’s hard.  He wants your attention so that He can instruct.  If you do not approach the throne of Grace, I hate to inform you, you might just be dealing with the Mercies of God.  Even though it is new in the mornings, it still.can have a stinging process about it.  Mercy twists our arms and shows the Lord’s plan by shoving and pushing us to pray, to communicate.  If a wounded soldier is in the dirt and his rescuers are passing him over, he might want to tell our his position.

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That Cursed Tongue.

King James Bible

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.  Jm. 3 10

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I was speaking to a client about the loss of all the males in her family.   She asked me the  question,  and I felt compelled to preach.  She thought that her family was under a curse.  I told her about the enemies assignment in mankind, and she wanted to know how to remove it.  The story of Job came up.

I know this Scripture is referring to those of us who have bad mouths.  I believe we curse our blessings by being full of negativity.  Instead of being full of love, we harbor dislike for the Spiritually helpless.  We assume others should have it by now.  When it is us who need to get a better grip.

We excuse ourselves when we are angry.  Not knowing we bring a curse upon ourselves because we do know better.  To know to do good, and dont, is sin.

We use derogatory language to prove our anger.  It is the same as an animal whiff flares it’s nostrils and growls at an opponent.   In our pure display, is our curse.  Knowing we should put trespasses aside, because of our own.  We do not.  Let me say that satan gives stuff to.  Its not a blessing when it drives you insane.  When you bite off more than you can chew.   We have to stop and look up, search in the Spiritual Realm for the presence of the Almighty, so we do not slip into self before Him.  God knows we are human, so stop with the excuse as to why we use the language that persecuted us.  There is no excuse for letting sin and shame come so far.

Let’s restart our faith and trust, let’s stay in the battle and Stan on principles that are solid and true.  Let us not be the type to bless and curse.  Let us hold fast to speaking good.  To ourselves and to the world.

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Be Smooth, but Harmless.

Listen! I am sending you, and you will be like sheep among wolves. So be smart like snakes. But also be like doves and don’t hurt anyone.”

— Matthew 10:16 ERV

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This is a hard task for a true believer, but it seems easy to those who know how to switch their attitudes.   He is telling you to be cunning as a snake, not evil as the devil.  Do not harm and be gentle as a dove.  It is hard to be on and active.  That is, to make sure you think deeper then what is in front of you.  Cunning is the persuasive nature of the snake.  Sneaking up and getting next to it’s prey without causing them to run off.

Believers must be as smooth in their approach.  Not because those in who we are attempting to reach for Christ are unlearned but they simply can see you and hear you rattling before you come.  If you are praising God just to make it up a flight of stairs, those in whom you are trying to reach, will automatically start their escape route.  Here comes Uncle Mike, you know he is going to try to save us again today.  They are already armoured up against you.  Be better at winning souls to the Lord.  Be commanding but in a subtle way.  I know that is asking for two different cycles on the washing machine at once,but they have built a machine that can perform it.  God has given you ability to reach in and selectively touch the right heart that is waiting for true salvation.

People need something to believe in.  It is our job to give them Jesus Christ.   He will bring them to the Father when He has washed them clean.  We cannot make people clean and ready for the Father.  It is hard enough to stay presentable ourselves.  A snake crawls up, God doesn’t want you in the thick of mockery and the sludge of deceit just to reach a soul.  Use your beautiful Wings and soar.  Rise above the corrosion of life.  Be seen in your White and untouched by the filth and deluge of life.  It’s Ok if your Wings are not there, the angels will bare you up.  

Snakes are on the ground for the most part.   It is their curse.  Yet, in the garden, he was in a some what high place in the branches that caused her to look upward.   A HEAD held down cannot see it’s way clear.   Cause those in whom you reach to look up, not to you, but past you where the Lord is.

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Wrestlers of Prayer

King James Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.Col 4: 12

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If you haven’t come from your secret place worn out, your not wrestling enough for the blessings of prayer to come through with an answer.   I am saying this to all of us.  If prayer works in our lives we should be worn out after it.  The Spirit should have drank up the nectar from fresh prayer that is being poured out.

Jacob wrestled with the Angel of the Lord until he was blessed.  I know that is not about prayer life.  But, there was a request granted afterwards.  Prayer is a request that is being asked by you of the Lord.  We know the Lord is no short of His Word.  He will perform that which we ask in the name of the Son of God.

I believe we have to wrestle at times to get what we need from the Lord, because it shows is how to be earnest and pursuant of God’s way.  He answers by and by, because of our prayer life not being steady and sure.  Our requests are not focused upon His perfect will.  We want what we see and not what He wants for us.  We ask and donor get because of our misdirected prayers.

This man of God works closely with the Apostle and knows how to seek the favor of God concerning others.  We pray hard for ourselves and just enough to count for others.  It should be turned around.  We should pray a little for us and desperately for everyone else.  Christ said it in His prayer.  Not what I want Father, but your will be done.  All of that so we may walk up right and not bent over from the weight of everything we must hate.  If we See to the work of God being completed and have an earnest prayer life for others.  Then the Lord can scratch us our a parcel of blessing that there is no where we could hide it.   If you hit the lottery, know it’s not God blessing, it was just your numbers came up, but the state will want to have proof  that you are the winner.  They will take pictures and do interviews about your new found money.  So, if they can’t let you slide by eith5the slim winnings,  the blessings of God are residual and everlasting and plentiful.  You can not hide God blessing you.  Dont even try it.

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Court Hogs

For I know the vast number of your sins and the depth of your rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribe of and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

— Amos 5:12 NLT

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It is funny how people say they love God and love you, but the minute they fall and hurt themselves in the house ofor God, they sue.

If you have a problem with your brother’s and sister’s.  You are instructed to take it to the church governing body that you both attend.  It is bad when children of God live life based upon the systems that surround them.  We do not follow the Law of God’s Word as intended.  We live our lives in the shadows of death, in fear, and greed.

There are people who know how to cheat you and I out of thousands of dollars.  They hurry to sue you based upon the court systems law.  Have you ever moved from a home and left it in pristine condition?  Only to have the landlord throw accusations and take false images to show the court of law, so they could try and take even more of the money you do not have?

Years ago when my 3 oldest girls were younger.  My wife and I was attending a funeral procession of one of our baby cousins who had suddenly died.  While we were traveling to the barial sight to finish the services.  We were left in the middle of an intersection, because our procession was extremely long.  A car came barreling across the intersection and smashed into us turning our little vehicle 360 degrees.  We had to take my wife to the hospital for head truama.  My daughter’s where fine in the back of the car, especially with out seat belts.   It was as if the Lord had kept them in the seat and only caused them to slide from one side to the other.

Once all the excitement had died down and my wife was back home safely.  We received a summons to appear in court a month later.   The lady who hit us, was suing us.  When I went to court my wife asked me if I thought we should have a lawyer present, and I told her no.  Not really knowing what would transpire that day.

When I walked in and came to the front of the courtroom.  I saw 3 people on the other side against me.  The lady had gotten the officer, the guys car that she hit to go against us.   As the procedures began,  the lady explained her side and pointed a true me and said words that I could not longer hear,  due to that he fact,  I was just praying in my mind and waiting for what was to come next.

Once the judge asked my comment.  I began to share with him why we were in the intersection.  That we were going to bury our baby niece.  The judge stopped me right that he here and did said, “let me get this straight”, you were in a funeral procession and this lady came up and hit you?  I said yes sir.  He asked her what she saw, and she said she didn’t see me because she thought that the car in front of her was broken down.  She was already on a hill going upward and she decided to go around the car sitting at the corner.  That is when she smashed into us.

The judged looked at me and said, he was sorry for my loss.  He looked at the lady and said to her, that she should have seen the procession, and that it was and shame to come in here and sue this young man after the loss of a close relative.  Mr. Craddock, you are free to go, case dismissed.  He told the lady that it was are unwritten law that we respect the dead, and we pull over.  As I left court, I was indeed thankful to God for His help.  The lady who I found out was supposed to be a traveling evangelist, was left cursing at me, as the judge was striking his desk threatening her with contempt.

I have shared that story before, and every time I have to be even more grateful to the Lord for keeping us through it all.  That is the results hear, God is revealing what is going on in this Scripture through His prophet.  Mostly because, He will put an end to those money grabbers.  Even those in His house.  Who take churches to court suing for flamboyant and frivilous suits just to cash in.  Especially the preacher’s and teacher’s who know the Law of God’s Word.

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His Infinite Supply.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 4:19 ESV

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God is your source of success and strength.  Without the Lords favor you and I are not going anywhere.  We need the Lord to move us on the board.  The pawns are not allowed to move themselves.   And endless supply comes to those who are sure of faith in Christ.  Those whobdo not tamper with the assignments and perform according to Gods perfect will.  He hasn’t turned from us. It is man who turns from the Lord.  Continual supplies that come from Heavens resource.  That is, men giving unto your bossom.  Where you do not have extra space to store it.  The King takes care of His subjects.  Are you and I the subject of the King of Glory? Are we the property of the Kingdom we live in?  Have we walked away from the steady supplies of God? I pray that we donot give up on His perfect plan.  There is no time to get a loan from the devil to live life free.  He cant supply your needs and he sure will not secure peace in the lives of men.  Devastation is the reward of those demons that serve the devil.  They are given a place to work against you and I.

Do not turn away from the good that comes from true service that the Lord provodes.

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According To Your Will Oh Lord.

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

— Luke 1:38 NKJV

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Could you give up your youth to birth the baby the Spirit gives you?  We donot realize that we give life to the enemies plans.  Once sin has conceived itself it brings forth death.  Death is sins baby.  So, giving life to the perfectly planned child of the Creation.  God gives Mary the earthly Mother of our Lord the news that she will carry the future as we know it within her.  He has given you and I a plan of action as well.  I wonder are we willing like Mary at the age of 15 or 16 years to commit completely to the Lords ccomman?  How did she know that she needed to respond to the Angel in this manner? She had to have spent time with her cousin or another relative to know Gods voice and not be confused.  Your response is necessary.  If you love your God and King, then your reponse to what seems impossible is an extreme yes.

When the Lord gives you an impossible task, your not thinking how hard it will be to pull it off.  Your thinking, I don’t want to fail in it.  A miracle follows those willing to do impossible first.  God is wanting to show miraculous abilities in your life.  He just wants you and I to be willing and capable.  That is all.  Be willing to go where ever He may send you, to do what is in everyones eyes difficult.   Watch the Lord pull off another one just for you.  Just for you.

Do not say “it is to hard”. Be as Christ, and say “nevertheless, your will be done”.  Don’t climb in a box and try to hide.  Don’t be like the once affective Prophet.  Never try to get out of doing the impossible, when you knw the Lord will not leave it just to you.  You can’t fail, when the instructions are followed accordongly.  You can fail, if you try to steal the spotlight or shortcut the commands.  Thats when people truly male a mistake, ie, sin.

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Fancy Animals

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

— Matthew 7:6 NIV

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What we have given those who do not care to treasure Spiritual life.  We share deep impressions of the gift and callings that the Lord has favored upon us.  Only to have people mock who we are and what we believe.  Ignorance is a choice for many.  They know what is true about the faith, they just choose to deny His power in their lives.  They are fools and these people are devastating the ministry with their open market disrespect that rubs from shoulder to shoulder in the places of worship.  Those who study foolishness are running departments of the church and drive the ship into the coasts to wreck what God has ordered.  He says “I know the seat of the devil”.  God sees the enemies attack and has sent warning to the body, but we cannot hear for the voices of the enemy are speaking loudly in our communities.  Something the Lord has given to His people and we did not take pride in maintaning it and protecting it.  We have surrendered the place of true worship and praise to the use of men and women with hidden agendas.  They want fame but could not gain it outside of the church.  They use their position to manipulate the heart of true worshipers of God.  Once they are discovered we protect them because we are familiar with their spirit and are afraid to loose what has become our form of worship.

The gifts and calling are not to be sold.  They are rewarded here and there.  Yet, because of desperation of being known, we donot wait for the reward, we sell it to the highest bidder.  We bargain with the powers that be in high places.  In the courts of men and not the courts of God.  Men want blood oaths.  They want your talent and gift and anointing until you are no longer atractive.  They will use you until you are emptied out.  Spilled upon the ground like fresh wine in an old skin that the seams could not maintain, so they give way to the pressure. Don’t give your goods to dogs.  People who tare through the packages and waste most on the ground.  Ravenous dogs, wildy eating up all your goods and gifts.  Living off your efforts.  Earning no place.  Promising to be supportive, but wimper away when a bigger dog comes sniffing.  Those who are pigs lay around in filth and donot keep clean enough to be presentable.  They straggle along as your posse in large groups of heavy eaters of everything you buy.  They wast space in your life and give nothing in return.  You have sung your songs and preached the good news but still feel lifeless and drug along with no energy left.  It is the dogs and swine.  They have worn you to your grave.  Some do not know they are doggish and pig headed.  They think they matter to your cause.  Yet, it is because of them you missed your chance and opportunities.  Funny thing is.  You didnt know it then.

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Foolish Companions

He who walks with wise men will be wise,

But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

— Proverbs 13:20 NKJV

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Be careful for the fools you entertain, because they could be your down fall.  It is time to move forward in your faith.  If you have folk around you who only promote mischievous activities, then those people must be immediately replaced in your life.  We need those who will tell us the truth and be there to help us succeed in life.  We donot need party friends and travel buddies who just spoubge as much as your willing to give.  People donit care for your soul right off the bat.  Those who care that will lift and encourage you into your God given future.  Those who do not understand what Gods plans are for their own life, tend to stick close to the light that you give off.  Even though that is the reason for the light.  To give to others that they may begin to shine as bright for the Lord.  

If you hang with wise people you will be Ok, but if you choose to keep the faithless, then you know you must free yoirself.