Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday
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Hope is Key to a Healthy Mind and Life
We know that it is impossible to please God if we do not have “faith”.
What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. In short, without hope; there could be no faith.
Why? Because faith is based on the content of what the person is hoping to experience or attain. Hope is a required prerequisite to activate God’s power in your life.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, and a hopeless person is very sad, depressed and ill. We must keep our hope strong at all costs.
Christians are so blessed because they all have the hope of their salvation. They know that this life is just a vapor, and then we move onward and upward to a glorious life with The Lord Jesus Christ.
A Christian should never feel hopeless on a continual basic because we have the Word of God. We gain hope from reading God’s wonderful promises every day.
Faith is dependent on having hope, and it also comes through hearing the Word of God. Hearing the Word of God produces hope in our hearts and minds.
We need the Word of God as our daily food. When we focus on God’s Words; we can be totally free from heaviness, sadness and depression.
There is Christ’s life in the Words of God. The power of The Holy Spirit manifests Himself as we read, study and live by The Word of God.
Many people are losing hope in the world system, the church, the leaders in every area of society. This is alright because when we lose hope in the world system and in everything around us; it can be the start of our putting out total hope and trust in Jesus Christ.
When our hope is in salvation; our hope will never be deferred. Jesus Christ has already paid the price on the cross. Our salvation has already been paid for, and it is fully complete.
Our salvation includes, eternal life with God, healings, blessings, deliverance and a blessed life. Our hope is secure when we put it in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God.
Our family, friends, jobs, and other things in our lives may at times fail us, and many Christians will fall away from their faith before the Lord Jesus returns.
Many times in the history of the prophets before us; they were left all alone and without any friend. Jesus Himself was abandoned by many of His disciples, and He said that He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him.
In short, what kept Jesus from turning away from the cross was the hope that He held on to concerning the future He would have with His beloved Father.
It is the same with all of us. We Christians are being persecuted for Christ’s sake on a daily basis these days, but we can say along with Job, “Though He slay me; yet will I trust (and have hope) in Him”.
No matter what happens in our lives; we know that our Lord Jesus has been through much worse, and He has prepared the way for us to go through many afflictions, and He will deliver us out of them all.
So many people, even Christians are under attack to become hopeless. They are being bombarded with bad news 24/7. We must counteract these very bad news reports with the Word of God.
If all we hear daily is negative and very hopeless; we can easily become lethargic and down mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We must balance all of the bad disinformation and news with The Truth of The Word of God.
Because so many people are depressed in America, on drugs, on alcohol, and who are hooked on gambling and other vices; we must fight to live the victorious Christian life.
When we fight the negative with Bible reading, prayer and praise; we will not go too low into heaviness. We must pray to have the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Having a hope-filled heart and speaking out words of thankfulness and praise fight off all hopeless feelings. God Himself inhabits the praises of His people.
When we are grateful to God for our very breath and our salvation; it will produce a wonderful hope in our heats for the future. No matter how difficult our present condition is; we can always have our hope for the future when we walk faithfully with Jesus Christ daily.
The closer we stay with The Lord; the most blessed we will be, and the most we can bless others. Paul and Silas were praising God after they were beaten and put in a filthy prison in chains. God gave them an earthquake and a supernatural way of escape out of their bondage. He will do the same for His people today.
If you can have hope when your situation seems hopeless; you will always be a winner. You will overcome the current situation by focusing on the future hope that is in Jesus Christ and His glorious salvation.
I pray that The Lord will give you the wonderful hope of salvation which will keep you safely. King James Bible
“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thes. 5.8)
The protection of our minds; is the Helmet entitled “The Hope of Salvation”. It provides a guard against all negative thoughts and hopelessness.
When the movie, “The Passion” was shown all over the world; the masses of people went to see it because they knew it was about Jesus Christ. However, it was not complete because the movie left out the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; the story has a very sad ending. However, all of those who know The Lord Jesus Christ have the knowledge and promise of The Resurrection. Our lives have been renewed, revived, and we will be resurrected in the future.
We have the greatest future and hope because of Jesus’ victory over the grave and over death.
Our hope is in “He is Risen” . He is no longer in the tomb because He is Risen Indeed, and He sits at the right hand of God, The Father.
He is there interceding for His people night and day. When we pray; His resurrection power can flow through our mortal bodies to bring new life, new love and new hope for each one of us.
My prayer for you,
Dear Father, Please fill these innocent ones with Your love, joy, peace, faith and the hope of salvation. Please bless them with your helmet of salvation so that they can live with You for all eternity in Jesus Christ’s Name.
Peggy Kannaday is a Freelance Writer in Fort Mill, SC.
email@example.com, 803 500 1267
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I was watching a documentary that was reporting on a severe tornado in the Midwest in the United States.
The whole area was devastated beyond recognition, and there was only debris where homes and buildings had been standing.
One of the first responders spoke to the camera, and he described the scene he found in a school that had been demolished.
He found the dead body of a woman teacher, and she was found over the bodies of three small children who were still alive.
I remember the man said, “Good job, teach”. He understood what this teacher had done. He realized her great sacrifice, and he commended her in his own way.
We know there are many heroes in the world who go into burning buildings, and pull out people from explosive vehicles, and who dive into icy waters to save people that they may not even know. This is the ultimate demonstration of love for another person.
Recently, I read of about a celebrity, Jamie Fox who pulled the body of a man out of a vehicle that had crashed near his home. The car was on fire, and he risked his welfare in pulling the man out of the car.
There are many other cases of this type of heroism even among children and teenagers who saved people from disasters. It shows that there is still love and decency in our society despite all of the bad news reports and crimes.
To have the love and courage to put your own life in jeopardy for the sake of another person is the supreme example of pure, unselfish and undefiled love.
It is the love that God The Father had when He sacrificed His only Son for our salvation and our eternal lives to live with Him for all eternity. It is the same love That Jesus Christ demonstrated on the cross, when He took our place to die for our sins and trespasses.
God proved His love for each one of us. He would have died on the cross to save the life of even one human being.
God’s love is without measure, and He has set the highest standard for His followers. We must deny ourselves, take up our own crosses and follow Him in this life. Those who desire to save their lives on this earth will lose them, and those who desire to lay down their lives for Christ’s sake will find them and save them.
“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25)
Missionary, Jim Elliot who died in Ecuador, had already settled this in his mind before he was martyred. He said, “He is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”.
Some of us, as Christians may be required to give our lives for Christ’s sake, but we also need to be willing to lay down our own plans, desires, and our own wills every day in order to obey our Lord Jesus and to trust in Him totally. Most all of the great men of God were tested in the area of their devotion to The Lord. There was Job, Joseph, Abraham, Daniel, David, Joshua, Caleb, The rich young ruler, Paul and all the disciples that had to stand strong in the faith of God.
We need to be praying that we will be able to stand strong when the time comes.
My prayer for you:
Teach us Your ways, that we may please You. Help us to stand strong in love, faith and hope during these most perilous times.
Fill us anew with Your Holy Spirit and Your power to be over comers in this life. In The Name of Jesus Christ, and all for Your honor and glory, amen, amen and amen.
The heart of any society is the family unit, and the husband and wife are at the core of God’s building block. That is the reason the relationship between a husband and a wife are under attack today.
God ordained His church to be a symbol of the marriage between one man and one woman. Christ is supposed to be the Head of the marriage, just as He is ordained to be the Head of The Church.
In my previous work; I had a chance to minister to pastors who were visiting the prayer mountain in order to pray. These were very devout men of God who were married in most cases, and their wives were minding their churches while they were away for a month or so.
The one question that I asked them was, “Do you pray with your wife?”
They usually said, “No”. That was such a surprise to me as my whole life after my tremendous conversion in 1972 revolved around prayer.
I do not think that I would have ever survived all of the trials and afflictions that I went through if I had not totally relied upon prayer.
I always prayed with my daughter and then later; I had a wonderful prayer partner who is a tent maker, and we pray every morning by phone for about one hour.
How great it is to have a sincere prayer partner who will be in agreement with each other. There is exponential power in your prayers as you are in God’s love, unity and agreement. It is life-changing.
When a Christian gets married, that person has an instant prayer partner, and a small church. They have all of the potential to grow, mature and multiply as they abide in The Vine, Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus must always be at the center of our prayers, as praying
His will is crucial. As Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Take This cup from Me, but not My will but Thine be done”. In the final analysis; we must always realize that God’s will and our Father always know what is best.
I learned over many years that so many Christian ministers were missing out on the awesome power that they had at their disposal. It is very convenient for a husband and wife to be their own prayer partners on a daily basis.
Praying together is a bonding exercise, and it brings tremendous, positive results as God honors the holy Covenant of Marriage greatly. When God is at the center of the prayers of the husband and wife; a threefold cord is formed which cannot be easily broken no matter how difficult the circumstances.
There is nothing impossible for a husband and wife that pray together daily. All things “are” possible as they exercise their faith and trust in God through their daily prayers.
I always tried to encourage these pastors to go back home and pray with their wives. I think for those not accustomed to pray with their spouse; it could be awkward at first, but if they continue on; it will become their most intimate, and blessed time of each day.
“How can husbands and wives meet each other’s needs?”
They can meet each other’s need through their prayers for one another. I have never found any challenge, problem or attack that could not be overcome through this method of praying for one another. We are commanded to pray for one and another, and it is an honor to pray for the needs of your spouse.
Lift up the needs of your spouse, and watch as the answers come in. It is very exciting and rewarding to experience God’s faithfulness as He brings in His promises with your faith, patience and prayers.
What does a godly marriage look like?
A Godly marriage looks like a beautiful Wedding Cake with the bride and groom standing on the top. The bride and groom are triumphant in their marriage, and if they place God at the center and at the head; they will never fail.
A marriage that is ordained and blessed by almighty God will be a glorious example of God’s own relationship with His beloved Church. It will be a blessing to all those who perceive it, and it will bring honor and glory to The Lord Jesus Christ as it grows in Him.
Why should God always be kept at the center?
The reason that God must always be kept at the center and head of your marriage is because the marriage is and has always been under satanic attack.
The marriage, the family and all of our society are under siege during these current end times.
We cannot combat these assaults without the power of The Holy Spirit, and without the power of almighty God. We must give our lives, our marriages, our families, our churches and our countries unto the Lord for His protection, peace and so that He can bring in the leaders that He chooses. God knows the beginning and the end, and He alone can bring the victory in any given situation.
Our God is all-knowing, all-powerful and omnipresent. He will always assist those who trust and put their total faith in Him. He alone is worthy of our trust and faith as He proved His love for each and every one of us on the cross.
If we abide in Him, and He abides in us; we will continue to grow up in Him and into His image. The wonderful golden key is prayer.
The family was designed to multiply; just as the church should be multiplying. We can only multiply as we abide in The Vine Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray that all of your men and women of God will abide in Your Son Jesus Christ, and we will grow up into maturity, and we will bear much fruit for Your Kingdom, honor and glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen, amen and amen.
Where are Those with The Spirit of Jehu?
Jehu means “Jehovah is he”, and Jehu was a King and a Prophet. He was the man that brought down Jezebel whose story is told in 1st and 2nd Kings.
Jezebel incited her husband, Ahab, the King of Northern Israel to forsake his worship of Yahweh, and to worship Baal and Asherah instead. She had the prophets of Yahweh persecuted, and she slandered their names, and she threatened them, and she used lies in order to get her way.
She had an innocent man murdered in order to get his property, and she harassed the Prophet Elijah with death threats even after Elijah had won a great victory on Mount Carmel.Jezebel was the woman who was even able to intimidate Elijah with her bullying tactics and her witchcraft and sorcery. She
was the woman that usurped her husband Ahab’s authority, and put herself in her husband’s place, and she tried to control his authority and position to her maximum ability and for her selfish purposes.
She defiled everything sexually and immorally, that she could, and she taught her children and her followers that they could eat food that was forbidden by God, and she taught them that they could commit any sin that was an abomination to Yahweh with impunity. Any person that she could not control; she tried to destroy completely.
She had what we call now a Narcissistic personality disorder, and she had everyone around her in fear and trembling due to her demonic nature. Elijah confronted her, and he won over her prophets overwhelmingly, but she still sent out threatenings to him, and he was negatively affected by her curses. Elijah had just experienced the supernatural power of God in burning up his sacrifices (water and all), and he was still being bothered by this lying harlot/witch, named
Jezebel. Why? She had on one hand a very seductive spirit to lure people into her web of lies and deceit, and on the other hand; she sent out curses to those who she knew would never be used by her or submit to her counterfeit authority.
Even though Elijah had prophesied that she would end up being eaten by dogs, and her body would be scattered via the dung from the dogs; he still was concerned about her threatening s and curses after his God’s great victory on Mount Carmel.
All that was left of Jezebel was her skull and the bones of her hands and feet (skull and bones).
We, Christians today have his experience to help us understand that Jezebel is all smoke and mirrors, bluffing, and bullying. She is a big bully, and the church must understand that she has no real power over almighty God or over any of
THEN ALONG COMES JEHU:
Jehu was a man who knew how to get things done. He spoke with the authority from God, and he asked who was on his side, and then he had Jezebel’s eunuchs throw her out of the window. He was a chariot driver, and he rode his chariot and horses over Jezebel, and she was literally splattered all over the ground for the dogs to consume.
This is what will happen to all those who follow in her footsteps.
Today, some churches are tolerating her activities, and because they do not confront that evil satanic spirit of Jezebel; they will be judged because of it.
JESUS SPEAKING TO THE CHURCH OF THYRATIRA IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
Rev. 2:20 “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
The Jezebel spirit is alive and thriving in many of our churches in America and other countries. Why? It is tolerated, and it is not dealt with and confronted due to many factors.
1.) Jezebel usually has a man associated with her that gives her some power.
2.) She lies and connives to get her way in the church. She uses her seductive ways to trick the leaders, and she uses her
witchcraft and sorcery to bring Christians into her bondage.
3.) Many church leaders have never been taught how to deal with this evil spirit even with the Biblical example of Jehu
They are afraid of her and her threats. They do not understand that she is powerless against a true man or woman of God.
4.) She disguises herself as a prophetess and a good woman of God. She forms a following in the church, and she controls
these people through her sorcery curses, etc.
5.) The men and women in the church do not understand what is going on because many of the people in the church of today;
have not studied to show themselves approved in their knowledge of the Word of God.
6.) The people in the church in large part are not being taught about spiritual warfare and how to pray. The church of
today is far from a House of prayer for all nations, and it is more like the Den of Thieves that Jesus Christ rebuked and
turned their tables over.
7.) The churches and their leaders are not teaching the God of The Bible who is the God of justice, judgment and
vengeance. They are many times only teaching about the blessings and benefits of being a Christian; without teaching the
consequences of disobedience to The Word of God. The blessings and benefits of The Bible are great, but they are all
conditional upon the love and obedience of the people of God. If you love God; you will obey Him, and He blessed obedience
as it is better than sacrifice.
8.) What is the solution? We need to put prayer in his proper place of priority in the church. We need to pray for God to
purge out all of the Jezebels, witches, warlocks, pedophiles, false Christians and the like.
We need to pray for those with the spirit of Jehu, Joshua, Caleb, Daniel and the like to confront these ungodly imposters
in the churches. The churches are infiltrated with the most diabolical of anti-Christ followers, and in many cases; they
find a safe sanctuary in the churches in order to recruit for the Kingdom of Darkness. Many churches, Youth Groups, Sunday
Schools, and the like are being utilized by satanic groups right under the noses of the leaders in the church.
In short, this is all a spiritual battle and war, and it has to be dealt with through prayer, fasting and crying out to
God in repentance. We allowed Jezebel, and the other forces of Satan to operate, and we must either repent of tolerating
these hypocrites or suffer the very severe consequences. The time is ripe and the time is short here in America.
My prayer for you is that the churches will wake up and repent (especially the leadership) of ever allowing these satanic
forces to operate in their churches and in the Body of Christ. We must pray that the powers of these evil human and demonic
spirits will be stopped in The Name of Jesus Christ and by the blood of The Lamb in His Name and all for His glory.
The time is very short, and we must turn to God The Father in all humility, the fear of God, and then He will desire to heal our land, and
to restore everything that the enemy has stolen from us. He desires to bring restitution as in Acts 3:19-21, after we
repent and turn to Him with all of our hearts.
Praise His holy Name forever. Amen and amen.
The illegitimate spirit of Jezebel has put itself in the highest places of our government, our churches, and our society at large. This evil spirit is not ordained or supported by our almighty God. It is not able to fight against God and His people, and yet it tries to come against them despite the truth in their lack of real authority and power. The ultimate power comes from our God and The Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, but this illegitimate spirit attempts to fight. They are in a form of psychosis which is called a delusion of grandeur. They are sending out fear by way of false information which exalts their power. God laughs at their efforts of futility because He sees that their day of reckoning is coming. Please pray that God will raise up hundreds of men of God who have the spirit of Jehu who will confront this evil satanic spirit and put it down, down, down like Jehu. God hates this spirit, but He wants to use His people to confront these forces of the devil. Where are the men like, Joshua, Caleb and Jehu, and like John and Paul and the brave warriors of God? May they be raised up in these last days and as never before in Jesus’ Name. The Jezebel spirit is usually found in women, but it can also be found in some men. It is rampant in our society, and we need to learn how to confront it physically and in prayer. This spirit is extremely cowardly, and any person who has the courage to confront it will have the power of The Holy Spirit to support them. The Jezebel human and demon spirits back off at any person who will stand strong against them as Jehu did. This spirit knows that the power of God is supreme, and she or he will back off, and usually; they will keep attempting to destroy the true Christians until the spirit of Jezebel is completely destroyed and put down as in the case of Queen Jezebel in The Bible.
Jesus Christ turned the tables over in His Father’s House, and He said that His House would no longer be a den of thieves but a house of prayer.
Instead, many churches have become businesses with tax exemption.
Many countries are suffering great injustices toward the helpless and the innocent,
The churches are thriving in these countries, but the people are in great peril and persecution.
The churches are not praying in most cases or these countries would become righteous, and the suffering of the poor and innocent would be stopped.
The church as a whole is not using its awesome power of prayer.
We have been given all authority over the enemy Satan and our own flesh, but we have to activate our power through believing prayer.
Each week, churches all over the world are given the perfect opportunity to pray together in one accord.
There would need to be several prayer leaders who have the burdens to pray, and then all would agree with the prayer leaders.
One will put one thousand to flight and 2 ten thousand. How powerful would that be each week?
What love, unity, victory and peace that would bring into the churches.
We read in Jeremiah 23 and Ezekiel 34 that God will raise up a church in the last days that the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against.
What will be a sign of this last day church?
The ministers in the glorious last day church will care for that one soul. They will be willing to leave the 99 and go out and find the one soul that is in trouble.
The last day pastor will be like our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and he will be will to lay down his life for one soul, just like Jesus Christ was willing to lay down His life for one soul.
How do we get from here to there? How do we get from a church that is carnal and like the Laodicians church to the glorious last day church?
It is through prayer. The prayer of the righteous availeth much.
However, when you have many righteous praying together, daily and weekly; it will transform the world.
It will change the Government, the people, the businesses and the morals of all of the socieites all over the world.
We must find leaders who will lead by example. Those who take on the role as servant, and those who will deny themselves, take up their crosses and follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
The church and the Body of Christ has all of the power in heaven and earth given to us by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, the blood of the Lamb and the Word of God.
We pray and we move upward and outward from a position of 100% VICTORY.
Jesus Christ has already won for us everything that we, our churches, our families, our nations need for a life of abundance, righteousness and success.
All we have to do is appropriate the total provision through heartfelt prayer and fasting as needed.
Right now, there are very viable Christian mean and women of integrity who would be good stewards in the high positions of our countries.
However, they cannot do the job without our prayers.
We must pray that God’s men and women will be raised up in each country. Those men and women who will be good stewards of the authority that they have been given.
We must continue praying for them even after they have come into power or they could be put in such a pressure cooker that they could cave.
We all need to pray that almighty God will raise up the prayer warriors, the churches of prayer and the men and women of God who have the boldness and courage to stand strong in these evil last days.
If our current churches become Houses of Prayer; there will be hope for the world.
The anti-Christ system can be thwarted and all of the plans of Satn can be pushed back to Eden.
Satan has targeted the greatest and the best for destruction, but when the church prays; all of his evil deeds will be destroyed.
We need to pray that all of the evil deeds of darkness will be exposed and that Jesus will destroy all of the works of Satan as Jesus came and died to accomplish.
We need to have Godly men and women to be placed in the highest positions, but we also must understand that our battle is not with flesh and blood.
Our battles are with the power, principalities, rulers of darkness and wickedness in high places.
We can only combat these powers through
Wake up churches, and take your places to become Houses of Prayer.
I know for sure, that if the churches in America do not start praying, praying, praying; we will not have any churches where we can prayer.
Righteousness is needed for the effective prayer, and the church also need to repent so that The Lord can heal our land.
There is so much sin in the camp that needs to be purged through solemn assembles to pray, fast and repent.
Then The Lord will be able to restore everything that the canker worm, caterpillar and locust have eaten.
The Lord want so badly to reward and restore His beloved people, but because of our carnal and Laodicean behaviors;The Lord’s hands are tied.
Our loving, but just God cannot reward rebellion and sin.
We hear many messages of prosperity and the blessings of God, but always remember that every blessing is provisional and condition.
If my people….”humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways, then He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our lands”.
God’s promises are based on our obedience, our devotion, our faith and our use of all that we have been given.
God rewards all that diligently seek Him. God’s grace needs our response in obedience guided through our love for God.
We show and prove our love for God by our obedience to His commandments.
Do not be deceived. God is a God of grace and love, but He is also a God of justice and Truth.
My prayer for the church:
I pray that your people will turn to You with all of our hearts, and we will become the House of Prayer.
Each Christian is a living stone being formed to come together and build the last day glorious church.
Please make all of us into the people after your own heart and a people that will please You, oh Lord.
Please raise up those with a spirit of Joshua, Caleb, Josiah, Jehu, and countless prayer warriors, and worshipper all over the world.
The world is about to get shaken and shaken and shaken and only what is founded on the rock of Jesus Christ will remain.
We pray that we will all be counted worthy to escape what is coming on the earth and be able to stand before the Son of Man.
We thank You Lord with all of our hearts for Your wonderful goodness and mercy. We thank you Father for sending Your Son to die for even one of us sinners. We pray tht You, Lord Jesus will receive all the honor and praise for your great and unspeakable sacrifice on the cross in Your Name and by Your blood and according to The Word of God. Amen, amen and amen.
All those who have made The Lord their refuge, their fortress and their everything will be saved. Those who endure to the end will be saved.
Those who work out their own salvation with fear and trembled will receive their reward.
This is not the time to go into apostasy as many churches, but this is the time to turn to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all of our hearts.
May all the churches throughout the world move upward and onward and may they all become glorious Houses of Prayer for all nations in Jesus Name!
CHECK TO SEE IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE FAITH
Are You Still in The Faith?
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Are You Brave and Very Courageous?
King James Version (KJV)
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Many years ago, a friend of my mother said to me that she refused to go through the tribulation. Since then, I have heard many other Christians saying similar things.
We, Christians of all people should have no fear of death. We overcome Satan by The Blood of The Lamb, The Word of our testimony, and we love “not” our lives unto the death.
This is the Scripture that tells us how to become “Overcomers”.
Fear is a lack of faith and trust in the power of God. Fear comes when our faith is not strong.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Without faith; it is impossible to please God.
How do we attain faith? Faith is not only a fruit of The Holy Spirit, but it is also a gift of The Holy Spirit.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by The Word of God or The Holy Bible.
When we read, listen to, and study God’s Word our faith grows stronger and stronger.
The Word of God tells it like it is, but it also provides the redemptive side to our lives, our future and our work on this earth.
The Word of God provides faith, hope, wisdom, knowledge, anointing to teach, power to believe God, and it contains all the power of Jesus Christ inside of its words.
The world was formed by His Words spoken through the power of The Holy Spirit. It is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, sayest The Lord Jesus Christ.
Come to the River of Life, faith and Light. Come to The Word of God and find a regenerated faith and hope and love for God.
The enemy hates the Word of God, and he goes to any length to try and discredit it, and he has been trying to destroy it for centuries. However, it remains as strong and as powerful as ever.
We need it now more than ever before. Dust off your Bible, and jump into a sea of love, joy, peace and renewed faith.
I have The Bible in every form possible.
I love to listen to it on my electronic mp3 player, I love to hear it on youtube, I love to check out Scriptures throughout the day. It is like being resurrected spiritually.
How is your faith? Are you still in the beautiful arms of faith in our loving God through Jesus Christ and activated by The Holy Spirit?
If you have all kinds of fears and phobias; The Word of God can deliver you from them all.
Speak the Word of God that tells us that God did not give us a spirit of fear, timidity or cowardice, but He has given us a spirit of power, perfect love and a sound sharp clear mind.
Speak the words of life, and the words, deeds and thoughts that bring death, fear and doubt will vanish.
What we speak is crucial to our mental, physical and emotional health. The Word of God brings new life and vitality to our minds, our hearts and our bodies. It renews our immune system, and our ability to bear fruit for The Kingdom of God.
Blessed is the man that walks not in the way of the ungodly……
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law does he meditate day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his
leaf shall not wither, and whatsoever he does shall
My prayer for You:
Dear Father God,
Please give all of Your children a love for Your Word and a love for The Truth. It is the Truth that sanctifies us and Your Word brings new life into our lives.
It refreshes our salvation, and it generates new trust in You. It is powerful and it is sharper than any two-edged sword.
It causes us to grow up into the image of Jesus Christ, just by absorbing it daily like the Israelite at the manna in the desert.
Thank You For Your Glorious Word.
May we come back to our first love for You and for Your Word in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen, amen and amen.
Peggy Kannaday is The Managing Editor for “Church Growth International” which is a non-denominational ministry headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.