Forgiveness: Setting Yourself Free From Bondage

Aug. 2017

Those of us who attended Sunday school learned about forgiveness. We learned that we had to do it and that it was a good thing. I’m pretty sure my Sunday school teachers told me the following verse, “But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” NIV Matthew 6:15 and repeated in Mark 11:26.

• Psalm 66:18, “If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

• Proverbs 1:28-29, “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me, 29) because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord.” KJV

• YET!!! 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” KJV

Remember having to face your friend as a little child and forgiving them when they asked you to? Let alone how hard it was to be wrong and ask forgiveness for yourself! That was so painful for me (I was seeped in pride, but God did major eradicating later in my life). I began to change somewhere when I was about 12 years old. But it wasn’t until my teen years reading the Word of God on my own did I hear the full story of forgiveness deep in my heart so that it was easy to forgive and ask for it.

It is a very serious thing to not go to heaven if you do not forgive someone. What is also very disturbing all the people around walking with unforgiveness in their hearts and they don’t even know it. Remember, satan roams the earth seeking whom he may devour as well as destroy, lie to, kill, and steal from. My friends, your salvation must never be stolen.

In a book I’m currently working on I share the importance of what love really is. It just isn’t a feeling. I don’t think I need to go into all of the Greek and Hebrew words for love, for there are three main ones, but I’m just sticking to the love God speaks about when He says in I John 4:20, “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” NIV

Okay, let’s talk about hate. It’s that thing that if you have it in you, then you will not see the Kingdom of God when you die. The Hebrew (Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament) say this in their original: (OT) “enemy, foe.” (NT) “To detest (especially to persecute), or to love less.” Detest has an array of synonyms, like, “loathe, despise, abhor, and to dislike intensely.”

Hatred is also an action. You can feel love, you can feel hate. Still, it is an action just like love. It isn’t feeling. Okay, I said that already, but you really need to get it. It is what you do and how you treat someone. Just because you forgive someone doesn’t mean you ever have to be around them again (and often shouldn’t be) but if they are in your space, you need to treat them with love and kindness. That is love.

The truth of the matter is, you don’t have to be fond of them, but you do have to love them. You can avoid them, but if they are in your space, be nice (I Corinthians 13:4-8). It’s that simple and that freeing!

But you have to forgive them first!

Ever walk around and find that some people just hit you the wrong way? Sometimes you aren’t friendly with them like most of the other people you associate with. You feel animosity, because negative thoughts come to you and you just feel natural about it all. You don’t think about the why’s (why you feel deeply about it) deeply enough to make a difference. You just accept it. Accepting those negative thoughts is agreeing with them. Red flag time.

So, where does hate come from? First of all, it comes from a wound. Someone offends you and you are hurt. Eventually, as you get older, the more you hurt and do not deal with the wounds, you feel angry first instead of feeling the hurt that happened first. You’ve graduated! Now you’re a mess! Sorry…

I’m amazed at the parents who do not understand that to have their child cry has a deeper river running behind it. To say that again without a metaphor explaining it is that it’s a big deal when your child cries. It isn’t to be thought of, well, children cry, so they will get over it. Being out of touch with such things produces bad things. Before long the child starts reacting in anger and rebellion. That stage should never be instigated. But if it has, there is some good news coming.

Here is a chain of feelings and the spirits behind them, when not checked with real forgiveness (which only comes from a humble heart and prayer): pain (hurt and woundedness), frustration, anger, bitterness, despair, resentment, stubbornness, and rebellion. It is a documented fact that the majority of illnesses come from the toxicity from reactions to difficulties in life. Because true forgiveness rids the body of such toxins, it is reasonable to understand how some people’s bodies have totally healed up from walking through forgiveness that had been held back for years, etc. That is another great reason why God (Who created us and knows how our bodies work as well as our souls) wants us to forgive, so that the toxins in body don’t build up and cause all kinds of sickness, etc. Furthermore, unforgiveness is more our enemy than the person (or enemy) who hurt us.

Knowing we don’t fight flesh and blood as described in Ephesians 6:12, it will help us understand what we really are dealing with in the first place.

Beware less any root of bitterness spring up within you. Hebrews 12:14-15 (KJV)
14 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;”

Bitterness is such a spray bottle. You cannot live with bitterness and not spray that spirit over others. It will spring up even when you do not want it to. Bitterness and resentment come from lack of forgiveness. Let me ask you this:
When someone has hurt you, and it hasn’t been properly resolved, don’t you notice that you get hurt more easily by that person? Or rather, don’t you feel offended more easily in general? Of course you do! It is something one needs to be in touch with. When we are healed and all is well, we can take things a lot easier and often without offense. It’s a fact of life. So, forgiving we go; to get rid of strife, anger, bitterness, resentment, and a critical attitude. Ephesians 5:2-5 pretty much tells us to let go of all these things to be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Even better: Galatians 5:19-21 (NASB)

19 “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Let me expound on a critical attitude for a moment.

Being critical over someone is another word for knit-picking. Sometimes when forgiveness hasn’t been dealt with, we want (conscientiously or sub conscientiously) that other person to suffer, so we pick on something that has no value or solid ground. It makes the other person feel bad, and we feel justified oddly enough. Ring a bell? It’s ugly, but it happens.

Usually, with unforgiveness, we instantly become a criticizer. What wouldn’t upset us when we are happy and resolved hits us the wrong way. We become touchy and our responses can be harsh or sharp. Some people call it an egg shell. There are varying degrees. Only forgiveness can heal that completely. We quit being a badger and become loving human beings again.

But we who know the truth must never let it happen. God says people who are angry and cause strife do not go to heaven. That’s stark. Bitterness and envying go in there also.

Now we can share about receiving that inner healing on all of the hurts ever put upon you. This takes time, but will make you a brand new person!!! Doing this will make you a better parent, spouse, child in His Kingdom, and friend.

When I did this a few decades ago (and practice diligently) I asked Holy Spirit to take me back to the time I was conceived and bring His light on any offense I felt, remembered or not remembered. I spent an hour or more the first two nights each. Then less each night. I thought for sure this would be taken care of within the hour the very first time. Holy Spirit does a thorough job, I assure you. I worked on this for months, not hours a night, but simply where I felt pain (hurt still) in a memory, I went through the whole (each step) forgiveness procedure. I would be dusting the house when all of a sudden, Holy Spirit would remind me of an incident, and right then and there, I would walk through the steps of forgiveness.

When you take time in your prayer time to pray the following, please make sure that you have put yourself into a place of no interruptions. Life isn’t perfect, but do your best.

The procedure will bring healing, put you in obedience to His Word, and bring refreshing restoration to you. Soon it will be natural for you to do. Each step is of great value.

1) Father, I forgive (name the person) for (name the specific offense).

2) Father, please forgive them for doing (name that offense).

3) Father, forgive me for judging that person (naming him/her) and calling them a (jerk, stupid, idiot, or anything else you classified them to be that was negative).

4) Father, forgive me for playing any part of that offense that I was aware of or not aware of. (If you can think of how, repent of that.)

5) Thank You Father for forgiving us!!! In Jesus’ name, amen!

Then I start blessing them. This is what I cover in praying for them after I forgive them for their sins… I plead the blood of Jesus through them, over them… then ask God to bless them with mighty blessings.

After all, when God blesses someone, His intent is to change them and make them more like Him. It’s a win-win situation at that point.

If you hate someone, ask God to forgive you for hating them. Let God guide you in praying to completely clear you.

Let me end this teaching on a personal testimony.

One night some decades ago, I lay awake knowing I needed to forgive someone. I just couldn’t. This person had been cruel and evil to me in so many ways and quite regularly, and I didn’t have the choice to be away from this person a lot. Time and time I was required to forgive this person and they didn’t ask for forgiveness. Hard hearts are like that. They don’t care and repress most issues. When they do let it out, it comes out too strongly and unreasonably. I’m putting it nicely.

I lay there clutching my Bible like it was the dearest friend on the face of the earth. Naturally, it was an extension of my heart clutching to God Almighty. I cried and cried. I wasn’t thinking of freeing myself. I wasn’t thinking of the toxins building in me for the awfulness I felt. I didn’t care about anything but the pain I felt and the cruelty of the person, on top of knowing I needed to forgive the person.

I did know that God wouldn’t give me anything I couldn’t handle, for He has already equipped me to become a victorious person in any given situation. However, my feelings were especially raw that night and all I could do is cry while telling God I could not forgive this person.

Deep down, the Father’s hand reached in and asked me the following question which has strengthened me and given me utter victory all my life from that point out ~ in all forgiveness and other situations. “Do you love me more?”

That’s all it took. Rattling in my spirit and soul like a locomotive, yet gentle as the down of a bird, I heard the answer I sought for. My focus needed to be on Christ and Christ alone.

I took the challenge of love seriously and told the Father I loved Him more. I wish I could tell you it was easy to forgive at that moment. It wasn’t. It has been since then when needed in dire circumstances, but then, that very black night the battle was giving its last blasts. But I clung to the question before me.

It is just as God says in His Word; “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” I knew I loved God more, and I knew it was Him speaking to me and that He gave me what I needed to stay in His will and walk in strength, love, joy, peace, and all of the other goodies.

I forgave the person. I was set free. You know what? In your dark, dark hours, God will always give you a key to keep from having to be there again. If you seek Him with your whole heart . . . He is more than eager to give you light, and life, and love.
If you run into a situation that riles you, still act in love, but take the matter to your prayer closet. In my case, I can drop about 85% or more offenses and glad I did not react. If I don’t get to my prayer closet within the day, then it turns into repressing. Keep clear at all times! If you want to be like Jesus, you need to keep clear and the blood of Jesus flowing through your spirit, body, and soul.

This isn’t dealing with your personal sins from day to day that you need to quickly repent of, this is dealing with having to forgive others.

Pass it on and let God create a safe and strong environment of peace and understanding about you as you cleave to Him and make Him the Lord of your life. Like the song goes, “If Jesus isn’t Lord of everything, He isn’t Lord at all.”

When Your Back Is Against The Wall

When your back is against the wall, it is then the situation seems impossible. The answer to impossibility is God’s supernatural hand to intervene. That takes a miracle! Don’t be surprized that if you prayed for miracles in your life that you find yourself in impossible situations. Those situations are just doors for the answer to that prayer.

It is interesting that we don’t always think of miracles when our back is against the wall except that we wish we would have one imminently. We feel anxious, frightened, and insecure. We label those things in one word: stress. The truth is, we don’t have those feelings when we are truly trusting God for Who He Is and what His Word says about us and about Himself. So, let’s get there.

Miracles play a big part of being in tight places. Miracles are the whole answer for the impossible. It is probably really safe to say that God loves miracles. So then, it is probably safe to say He loves that we will trust Him enough to put us in that spot (our back against the wall).

A miracle reveals a portion of God in His supernatural state and Supremeness. Miracles bring God glory! 1) We choose to be like God and obey Him. 2) Then we glorify God. 3) Then we bring others to God (they get to see what He’s done), so in short, Be like Him, Glorify Him, Witness of Him. The trinity of purpose for mankind.

What a privilege! We have nowhere to go but Him!

Daniel’s back was against the wall when he chose to worship God after an edict that said he would be killed if he did. God truly was his God. He did not love his life unto death. He simply loved God more! So, off to the lion’s den he went, and God closed the lion’s mouth.

Shadrach, Abednego, and Meshach also had their backs against the wall. They were about to be thrown into the furnace for standing up for their faith. They had nowhere to go but to God in their faith. They trusted Him. Where did they end up? Into the hands of Jesus! He was there in the furnace and rescued them totally.

The Israelites were backed against the wall of an ocean *1. The Red Sea had to be touched by the very Hand of God. I love this true story because having the sea part was certainly in no one’s mind, for it had never happened before. And just how many times has it happened since? But God!!! He is the same today, yesterday, and forever. What is your enemy? What miracle do you need?

First of all, you definitely want to pass this test. Each of the biblical instances I just mentioned was a promotion for God’s people. It’s time for your promotion if your back is against the wall. God loves promotions! And all promotions come from Him. Ps. 75:6-7.

Don’t try to save yourself. That action comes from fear. That means: don’t do something without hearing God first. He may tell you to stay, or He may tell you to move. They both take a lot of faith, for each is a stance of action that only God’s grace can provide you. When you’re in His will, His grace sustains you in peace, strength, power, joy, and love.

Be still and know that God is God. Then you can hear Him. Peace = pure hearing.

If God has told you to do something, and you are following Him daily in everything, then trust Him to bring the solution about His way. Countless times my husband and I had a great need that could only be solved by a miracle or His Hand extended. Each time we’ve seen Him save us in the most unexpected way. Look how God rescued those in the Bible? Ways they did not expect. . Remember His Word in I Thessalonians 5:24 that say, “Faithful is He Who has called you, Who will also do it.” !!!! God really, really does it!

Here’s a couple of thoughts to mix in all of this. Seeds have to die to see rebirth. What season are you in? Is God having you clean house ~~~ uncomplicating your life? Or is it just learning to let God be God and you letting go? My oh my, how God gets so really big when we’ve let Him be God and He gets all the glory.

Get yourself alone with God and repent of fear and unbelief. That is a must. Get in touch with what you really believe in Him. Holy Spirit will guide you and set you free. Where there is liberty, there is rest, joy, and peace!

Many blessings from glory to glory!!!

*1 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140506130433.htm 

Praying Effectively

May 2, 2016

When we pray in warfare, we do the following (that God has taught us personally and from anointed teachers over the decades) for success and protection: Amen!! All in the name of Jesus!!!!

1) Firstly, we plead the blood of Jesus over us according to Revelation 12:11, that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb.

2) We make sure that we’ve forgiven anyone and everyone (even ourselves) for any offenses or sins

3) We make sure we’ve repented of any of our own sins

4) If there is not unity in our marriage, then we are subject to the enemy’s attacks. We make sure all doors are closed to the enemy. This also goes with anyone we are praying with in our prayer group. If there is a hidden offense (feeling bad about something someone said or did), then we open the door for the enemy to attack. We make sure we are in unity and one-accord (agreement).

5) We pray the prayers of faith. No reason to pray if we don’t really believe that God is answering it.

6) We pray with thanksgiving!!! We thank HIM for answered prayer, and thank HIM while praying or ending in a prayer, to show HIM we believe He will do just as HE said HE would!!! We’re here to bless God also.

7) We quote the Word of God as our sword while praying. (11 has a couple of examples.)

8) We bind the enemy and our flesh (our carnal nature of understanding or any agenda’s) from getting in the way or hindering our prayers.

9) WE loosen our beings to receive and give of God freely! We pray for Open Heavens!!

10) We listen carefully to what the other is praying and agree with them in prayer. The power is in agreement as well as the effectual (powerful) fervent prayer. You know if someone was really “in” to what you were praying. If they were not, they say the same prayer again sometime during the prayer meeting. It can be frustrating. BUT!!! Sometimes, they’ve grabbed ahold of what was said, and pray it again in their own words, and it is powerful.

11) “No weapon against us shall prosper” and “no evil shall befall us”! (Isaiah 54:17 and Psalm 91…) When we are all finished praying (and sometimes before that if we are led to do so) we bind the enemy powerless from all retaliation!! Retaliation means to do vengeance or get back at someone.

HALLELUJAH!!

We do not pray against ruling spirits or principalities that are not amongst ourselves, unless there is a very large group, and fasting and prayer has been added to it. But we don’t handle demons of cities or areas that are large like that, because God has only given us the realm about us (and those who have given permission for us to pray with, no matter where they live).

If you are praying over heavenly darkness rather than sticking to the darkness here on the earth, then the enemy has full right to retaliation, and bad things happen. There is a whole anointed book on this subject. John Paul Jackson wrote: “Needless Casualties of War”. Read it. There will be no question in your mind about any of this when you finish reading it. God shows up strongly during the studying and teaching of this for John Paul Jackson. It’s a great read, and many people have been healed and loved ones come back, and much much more, from this read.

Blessings!

About Idol Worship

Most of us have a really good idea what idol worship is and what an idol is. Defining idol worship is the same thing as defining idolatry. The very first commandment of the Ten Commandments is, “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3.

So why is this such a big deal in God’s eyes? Is it because God is a jealous God? That’s part of it. God states that in His Word all throughout the Old Testament, and repeats it in the New Testament. What does it mean to commit idolatry (to worship idols)? It means that you are putting something more important than God. It is telling God that His Sovereignty isn’t enough for you. It is telling God that you do not believe He IS God. It is saying to God that you will not trust Him nor believe that He is above all!

If you were married, would you want your spouse to love another person more than you? Would you not be jealous? Naturally you would be. We are made in the image of God, to be like Him inside and out! He made us that way for many good reasons. But there are some other reasons why we should not commit idolatry.

First of all, God says not to. We don’t have to understand something God says, to obey. That is an essential key to all of Christianity. We obey God because we love Him. We believe and have faith in God because we love Him. We obey because we believe (have faith) in Him. That’s love, and makes God the Lord of our lives, which brings eternal life.

God’s Word shows us that a key to victory in our everyday lives is to rid ourselves of all our idols. Understand, that every good thing can be a bad thing. Here is a list of examples that can be good or be idols:

TV ~~~ Bedroom ~~~ Computer ~~~ A picture or statue

How you look ~~~ Food ~~~ Clothing ~~~ Money

House ~~~ Children ~~~ Your “Calling” ~~~ Ministry

Popularity ~~~ Education ~~~ Your mind ~~~ Sex

Talent ~~~ Any Person ~~~ Reputation ~~~ Sleep

Job ~~~ Yourself

A few decades ago, I was already operating with a good anointing in the gifts of the Spirit. I was active in doing deliverances, praying for the sick, seeing miracles (like legs grow out) and other manifestations of God’s greatness and lovingkindnesses. But I did a horrible thing during that time. I had been in the Word of God since I was very young, prayed daily, and had faith to move mountains all through my childhood. So, I had a lot of knowledge as well as experience. But I had let something sickening creep into my spirit. It is called, pride.

One night I had come home sad from a prayer meeting where there was ministry of laying on of hands and praying for one another. Someone had made a negative comment about me, which in those days would be like a giant sword entering my heart and belly. I laid in bed crying out to God asking Him to show me if I had done something wrong to deserve such a verbal attack.

These days, if someone says something negative about me, I know to discern it or judge it (as the Bible says to do). I know if it is the wisdom from the pit of hell or the wisdom from above. See James 3, near end of chapter. Still, I take everything to God in prayer.

But that night, lying in my bed agonizing over such rejection, God spoke as clear as a bell to me. He said, “Stephanie your sin is idolatry. You idolize yourself. When you are around other people you actually think you are better than them.”
Whoosh! A Holy White and Pure Sword split my entire being! I was so cut up that I could barely stand the pain. I mean, I could barely stand it. God had righteously flayed me wide open like one would when they take the sharpest of knives solely designed to fillet a fish right down the middle and pick out the bone structure.

I wept as hard as one ever could, and felt like I had hurt God so badly I wondered if I could ever get back into His right standing again. But we know that He provided grace for those very reasons. Grace is a gift that Jesus bought on the cross when He spilled His blood in place of our punishment. By faith we are saved when we receive His sacrifice (the gift He purchased) and turn to God in repentance.

I repented.

Pride feeds idolatry.

Fear feeds pride.

Insecurity feeds pride and fear.

Wounds inside your heart feed insecurity, fear, bitterness, and control (bad kind of control).

Forgiveness heals wounds and gives you strength to overcome the weaknesses, and fills your heart back up with love, strength, and confidence of being who God says you are in His sight.

Idolatry is sneaky. It can sneak right up inside of you without you really realizing it. It can take any combination of those things written above. The following is what can happen if idolatry is in your life, taken from Joshua 7:13.

“. . . There is an accursed thing in the midst of you, O Israel: you cannot stand before your enemies, until you take away the accursed thing from among you.”

We cannot afford to be defeated by our enemies! Here is a simple example: If food is more important to you than what you know is right (making it an idol and causing you to sin) then your body will suffer the circumstances with disease or weight gain that you don’t want. I’m talking about that every day temptation that you give into; I’m not talking about God’s abundance to bless you and give you feast times. There is a big difference. Let us be in liberty! Let us be in wisdom!!

Any idol can bring about an open door to any type of enemy. It can be a food idol, but the enemy could be someone in your church or neighborhood. Just like when you give God a financial gift, your reward may be through someone’s kindness that does not relate to money.

Please understand, I am not saying that if you have an enemy, it is due to you having an idol. That is just one avenue. Sometimes having an enemy is just a test to purify you.

So, let’s see what happens to us when we get rid of any idol or idols! This is the good part! God’s children were allowed and able to smash their enemy and receive the victory God had ordained for them by removing the idols from their presence. God said in Joshua 8: 1, after they got rid of the idol and all, that Joshua should not fear and that he would receive the land God wanted for them.

Do you have an area you need victory in? Is it idolatry related?

Consider Daniel 3:17~18, 28. Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego refused to bow down to the idol that their king Nebuchadnezzar had built and demanded that all bow down to it when some special music was played throughout the kingdom. Not loving their own lives more than they loved God, they refused to bow to the idol. Here is what happened:

“If it be so, our God Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.”

The three men who loved God first, above anything and all else, were then thrown into a furnace as big as a small house. They did not die, nor when they came out, there was no smell of smoke or fringed hair upon them. Jesus even visited them in the furnace!!

Verse 28 is the victory proclamation, “Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Who has sent His angel, and delivered His servants that trusted in Him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own GOD.””

In finishing, I would like to state another reason why it is important to God that we do not have any idols in our lives.

God seeks only to bless His children. He has everything designed for us to have an abundant life. That’s why Jesus came; to give us abundant life. Walking in sin chokes out the blessings. God has shown the way for us to walk in abundant life and knows that He is the only source of everything that is good!!!!! If we do not look to Him for answers and comfort, joy and strength, we will miss out on His perfect and blessed path He has made available to us.

Even if you have no idols, you will be tempted to have one. The greater the test, the greater reward is at hand. Meshach and those guys were instantly promoted after their test. Their test was a harsh one. Their commitment? SOLID!!!!

Solid commitments make the test easier.

Let’s pray….

“Thank You for this new step and understanding You have brought into my life, that I may glorify You more! Thank You for wanting the best for me.
Right now I give You every idol (name each idol Holy Spirit brings to your mind and heart, one by one). (Then pray this) . . .

I repent and forever forsake any idol worship. Please forgive me for putting this (name the idol) before You. Never will I do this again.
I love you God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. You alone are my God and Lord. Thank You for forgiving me and setting me free from defeat, and anointing my life for victory in all things!

In Jesus’ precious name I pray, and I mean this all with all of my heart. Amen.”

Believing God In Prayer

December 12, 2014

Romans 4:18-21 King James Version (KJV)

18 “Who against hope believed in hope, . . .

19 “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead,

20 “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”

What further more God is speaking/revealing to me is how sheer blank the way of escape was in anyone’s mind when the Israelites were being pursued by Pharaoh’s army. What I mean by “sheer blank” is, “how were they supposed to know that the waters could part?” How could it have ever entered their mind ~~~ something they had never heard or imagined before. They could have thought a mountain would split and let them through. Or they could have all been beamed up 100 feet into the air into some supernatural Jetstream and taken over to the other side. How could they have imagined any of those things which God could have just as easily done? They just hadn’t seen it or imagined it before.

What is there that God couldn’t do? All things are possible, but just not always in our minds to imagine.

So, Abraham’s body was dead, yet he didn’t let that understanding and knowledge phase him. And of course, there was Sarah’s body. Same same… So when we are believing for ourselves or someone else, (all of the things that they might need) ~~~ rather it having to be done in their mind, body, or spirit in a form of deliverance or breakthrough, is merely a matter of someone’s faith to release that person. Even if it is one of those fabulous miracles of finances or other goodies that are needed . . . we simply cannot look at the circumstances. We just have to release our mind of understanding, and our past disappointments.

What are you believing God for? Relationship? Financial breakthrough? What is a $1,000.00 or a $100,000,000.00 to God? Just a bunch of zeroes with a number in front. And that can come from a varied amount of resources connected or not connected to man ~~ just like the Israelites’ deliverance across the sea; or any other of the miracles. Just this week, we’ve had letters from institutions of government saying they had underpaid us and sent each of us a check! Two different institutions!

God can even change someone’s mind who has mental problems, or bring healing to that person in any way. God can do anything!!! Our faith releases our Father to make a way where there is no way.

When we pray, we must believe that God is Who He says He is!! (Heb. 11:7)

Let us be like Abraham who against hope believed in hope! Let us not be weak in faith, nor consider the past or present circumstances,

Let us not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief; but be strong in faith, giving glory to God!

And be fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He is able also to perform.”

So, guys, let’s believe for great things! Let’s let our faith be unabashedly (brazen, bold, unashamed) released for our promises and the promises of other’s we’re believing for! Rah Rah Rah! Yay Jesus!!!

We can only glorify God…