For Families

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.

“And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)

2 Corinthians 10:3-6, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Malachi 2:14, “Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’

“Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant.”

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9 (NIV)

Who else is SICK of families unraveling?  In Jesus’ name, we declare the enemy of darkness “hands off of the families and marriages”. Hedge about the families, protect them and keep out busy buddies.

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You Are My Stronghold

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16

  • “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’
  • “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
  • “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrows that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.    Verses 1-6
  • “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Verses 14-16

“Do you think I cannot call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Jesus to Pilate Matt 26:53 (NIV)

 

Leads To Life

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

“Because narrow is the gate and Difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV).

“In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28.

Don’t give up when Life is tough, rather, expect toughness. Victoria Osteen said on TBN when she starts to get down, she changes her thinking; I pop in a Worship CD.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, (producing patience)” James 1:1. It definitely helps to have a sense of humor and a friend.

 

 

Love Is The Rule

Song 8:6 (KJV), “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”

There’s no rules to love people say.  Love is the rule of God though, through weakness or strength, anger of Peace.

“Love covers a multitude of sins.” Proverbs 10:12

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

“My ways are higher” Isaiah 55:9

“I’ll show you a more excellent way” 1 Corinthians 12:31

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.

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Power Against Unclean Spirits

Matthew 10:

“And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  Verse 1.

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received freely give.”  Verses 7-8.

Luke:

“Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.  And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”                9:1-2.

“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.  10:1

“And the seventy returned again with joy, saying Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.  And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.  

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on the serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”  10:17-19.

 

Celebrate Jesus

 For a holiday – everyday!

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (NIV).

In John 2:7-10 (NIV) turning water into wine at the wedding!:

Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.

They did so,  and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.

Luke 15:4-7 (NKJV):

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

John 16:33 (KJV): Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world

John 10:10, Jesus says: I came that they may have abundant life

“God wants His people happy” says Pat Robertson on 700 Club.

The Sword

And take the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God;” Ephesians 6:17.

“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the  knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NKJV).

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. ” writes Paul (again) in Hebrew 4:12 (NIV).

We can be heroes for Christ, sticking up for Him. Be partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).  He has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen. (Revelation 1:6).

Train Your Mouth To Play The Clarinet Again

“My lips shall praise You” Psalm 63:3

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1.

Psalm 150 (KJV).

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

 

Our Focus

Job 32:21 (NIV), “I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone; for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.”

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer..” David prayed in Psalm 19:14 (KJV).

Proverbs:

  • “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”  20:5
  • “Flattery is deceitful” 26:28
  • “Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.” 29:5
  • “Charm is deceitful” 31:30

“You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed–God is our witness.” 1 Thessalonians 2:5

Jude 16, 19 (KJV): “Murmerers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”

Are we focused on our works & achievements and denying the work of the cross? making Christ’s cross of no effect (1 Corinthians 1:17)?

Be in the world, not of the world (John 17:11).  “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 (KJV).

Have we surrendered to God and admitted our sin, so that He can heal us (James 5:16)?

God have mercy on me a sinner!” Luke 18:13.

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