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Beware of Envy


Beware of Envy
Peggy Kannaday
Envy is one of the sins of the flesh as listed in Gal. 5, and yet it is much more insidious in its damaging results.
Definition of envy:
1. “Anger or discontent at the good fortune or possessions of another”.
2. The word literally means “to look at with evil intent…”
What is the difference between envy and jealousy?
We often equate envy with jealousy. However, envy goes beyond jealousy.
JEALOUSY POINTS AT YOUR OWN HURT. A jealous person is usually an introvert, and he or she is angry and hurt because he wants more for himself.
ENVY DESIRES THE OTHER PERSON TO GET HURT!
The envious person is usually an extrovert, and he or she is also hurt and upset, but this type of person wants to hurt the person who is a success. He or she wants revenge.
HOW CAN A PERSON WANT TO HURT OR BLAME ANOTHER PERSON FOR THEIR SUCCESS AND THEIR OWN LACK OF SUCCESS?
Envy is one of the 7 deadly sins in church tradition: 1. Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust.
Because of the very unfair nature of envy; Christians are far more likely to see in themselves and confess any of the other deadly sins than they would envy.
The pagan leader Pilate had more mercy on The Lord Jesus than the religious leaders of his day. (Mark 15:6-14) “For he (Pilate) knew that the chief priests had delivered Him (Jesus Christ) for envy.”
When Jesus was before Pilate; Pilate tried several times to release Jesus.
One of his attempts was to grant an old Roman provision, that would allow a prisoner to be released at the Passover.
However, envy prevailed, and Jesus Christ was crucified even though He was totally free from all sin and evil doing.
There is no logic involved in envy. It is a demon spirit, and it will try and destroy its target, but in the final analysis; it will eventually destroy the envious person unless the person can overcome this sin. I have seen the death and destruction of many very envious people in my lifetime.
Envy was what caused Cain to kill Abel, Joseph’s brothers to try and get rid of him, Daniel’s accusers were spurned on to try and destroy him by envy, King Saul was envious of David and tried to kill him countless times.
If the spirit of envy comes upon a person; it needs to be checked quickly, so that it does not take root. In the cases where envy was allowed to grow unchecked; murder or attempted murder resulted.
The Bible asks us, “Who can stand against envy?” Proverbs 27:4, “Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?”
The answer is only God because envy is also an evil spirit that finds fertile soil in the sanctified flesh.
Envy does not make any sense in the logical mind because it is an allusion and not a reality. It is demonic.
It operates in people who have insecurities and inferiority feelings. It is based on our feelings, emotions and unresolved defenses.
Our feelings are very unreliable and unstable, and so we must take authority over our feelings. A person that cannot control their own emotions will have more issues than Kleenex tissues.
Many Christians allow their emotions to dictate their actions to their own detriment and this also causes damage to others without repentance. When the evil spirit of jealousy comes upon a Christian; it must immediately be rebuked, renounced and a prayer for repentance must follow.
Unless we realize that envy is a sin; we will not repent, and this sin will grow stronger in our lives. I believe many crimes are initiated through the sin of envy which is then carried out to its culmination which is to destroy the person that is envied.
Envy is based on the often times erroneous idea that some other person has more than we have or life is better for them, etc.

It also involves the thought that the person does not deserve to be so blessed like Joseph, Abel, etc.
This type of thinking leads to unrighteous judgment, broken relationships, and many horrible consequences.
The very religious leaders were envious of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not even have a place to lay His head, but these leaders were influenced by demonic spirits that wanted to use them to have The Lord crucified.
These religious leaders were used as the dupes of satan. However, as always with the lies of satan; it back fired on satan, because satan did know realize that he was killing the Lord of glory that was dying for the sins of all mankind. If satan had known what he was doing; The Bible says that he would never have Jesus Christ killed.
Envy is also involved among countries. America has always been considered a great nation, and because of that; America is being targeted by many who want to destroy, demoralize and render America powerless and ineffective. It was spoken by a Russian leader that America would be destroyed without firing one bullet because it would be taken over from within. This is happening today.
However, the church is going to rise up and take its place in America, UK and throughout the world. The church “will” be purified, and it will become the pure and holy bride of Christ.
The Church is going to become “One” as Jesus Christ, and God The Father are one, and so all of these sins of the flesh and spiritual sins will need to be eradicated and overcome by The Lord. We need to submit unto The Lord, resist The devil , and he will have to flee from us.
If you are the Christian that is being attacked due to envy, then The Lord Jesus Christ will take care of you, and He will work it all together for your good. He will bring you through it all victoriously.
Fret not about it, do not be anxious about it, but with prayer, supplication and thanksgiving; make your requests known onto God, and He will give you His supernatural peace.
Pray for those who have fallen into this insidious type of sin because they do not realize that it will end up destroying them if they do not repent.
Let’s get rid of all envying in the church. It does not have a place in the Body of Christ, and it will never be found in the beautiful, pure bride that Jesus Christ is coming back to wed.
We are all loved equally, as God is no respecter of persons. The enemy that tells you another person is more favored by God than you are is a liar of the highest order.
Satan uses envy to try and destroy the envied person, and also to use the envious person until that person is destroyed by satan in the end. If you feel envy coming upon you; get rid of it by renouncing it, and ask The Lord Jesus to deliver you from it.
Ask The Lord to give you love, kindness and forgiveness toward the person that is envied so that hatred and a desire to hurt the person is stopped before it starts. Envy will destroy the person that allows this demon to live and manifest in his or her own mind, heart and soul.
Trust God; He loves you more than you can even imagine, and He would have died just for you. We never need to envy anyone because God’s love is shed abroad for everyone that loves Him, obeys Him and fears Him. He has no shortage of love and care to give to “ALL” of His children.
You never need to compare yourself with any other Christian because you are so very special to Him, and that is all that really matters in this life. He has prepared a glorious place for you in your future. God individualizes, and each one of us is so unique and wonderful to Him. We never need to compete or compare ourselves with each other.. Each one of us is more than a conqueror to almighty God.
He has each one of us engraved on His hand, and He cares even for a sparrow, and so how much more does He care and love each one of His beloved children? Trust in God’s love for you, and you will not be able to entertain an evil spirit of envy.
My Prayer for You:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Your wonderful love and care for all of Your precious and beloved people.
Please deliver Your people and all people from the very insidious sin of envy. Let it not be named among any of Your people in Your church. May the spirit of envy and jealousy be
removed from Your Body, and may we have Your love one for another.
You are going to build Your last day church, and the gates of hell will no longer be able to stand against it because we will all be filled with Your love, Your care for one another and we will be in total unity as You, Lord Jesus and Your Father God. Thank You, Father, come Holy Spirit and fill us all, and we ask all these things in The all powerful Name of Jesus Christ and for His glory. Amen, amen and amen.
Peggy Kannaday, B.A., M.Ed., has been the Managing Editor for “Church Growth International” which is The Englist Outreach of The Yoido Full Gospel Church which has an 800,000 membership and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.
Contact Information: cgiusahq@yahoo.com,pkannaday@aol.com,chgrint.homestead.com/index.html,ihcf.homestead.com/index.html,happy707.wordpress.com
Contact is Phone: 803 547-2164, Regent Park/Glen Ridge, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Wake Up Church, Rise Up, Conquer all, and Make Yourself Ready!


Wake Up Church, Rise Up, Conquer all, and Make Yourself Ready!
Peggy Kannaday
THE CHURCH:
Matthew 16:
13, Jesus asks His disciples “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”
“He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (verses 15-18)
The Greek word for Peter is petros which means a small pebble.  However, the Greek word used for rock by Jesus was Petra which means a massive rock.
Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone and The Head of the true church, and Peter is one of the lively stones that form the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 3:11) (1 Peter 1:4-6) (Eph. 1:19-22) (1 Cor. 10:4).
THE HEAD AND CHIEF CORNERSTONE:
JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He is the stable power in the church that should rule and reign over the Body of The Church, and He is also the firm foundation of the Church.
Jesus Christ wants His people to become all that they can be through Him.  He wants us to be strong in the inner man, and by faith to be rooted and grounded in His love.  Why?  So that we will be filled with all of the fulness of God.
He is able to do exceedingly above all that we can ask or think according to the power that worketh in us through Christ.  Christ in use; the hope of glory.  All glory goes to Jesus Christ throughout all ages for His wonderful goodness and mercy toward all mankind (Eph. 3:10).

THE BODY: 
LIVELY STONES
1PE 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, the Head and Foundation Rock of the Church has provided everything for the believer that is needed for the abundant and overcoming life on this earth.
However, the world system which is headed up by Satanic powers is a controlling entity that wants to manipulate, deceive, suppress, destroy and render powerless all of God’s people and all people because they were created by almighty God.
In the Church, The Lord Jesus Christ must be our authority, and we are called lively stones, because we as Christians are not limited to a church building.  We are to be at liberty to move as the Holy Spirit leads us on a daily basis.
Where the Spirit of The Lord; there is complete liberty.  The Lord does not try and control any person because He want us to voluntarily choose Him and His will every day. 
He wants His people to have the freedom to be led by Him at all times, but there is a strong “control” spirit in some of the churches that wants to hinder the free flowing activities of the lively stones that comprise the Church of The Body of Christ.
Our very lives are to be offered onto the Lord; which is our reasonable sacrifice.  Everything in the Kingdom of God is based on our free will obedience unto the Lord and His commandments.
Jesus Christ wants us to obey Him out of our love for Him, and so we are never forced to obey Him, but all of His commandments are for our own good, and we would be very wise to obey our Lord, Savior and coming King Jesus Christ.
THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
RO 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
The true sons and daughters of God are the mature Christians that are led by the Holy Spirit of God.  That means that every decision we make should be birthed in and through much prayer and seeking the Father’s perfect will even as Jesus Christ did Himself.
Many Christians’ lives, marriages and futures have been wrecked, simply because they made the wrong decisions, and they did not seek The Father’s will first in their lives.  Always, remember that Father knows best.  Jesus Christ knew this fact, and He always did what His Father revealed to Him.  Hallelujah!
WAKE UP:
Many churches have been asleep for a long time, but praise The Lord; the Church, at least the remnant of the Church is waking up.  When we wake up, then The Lord Jesus Christ will give us His Light. 
When we wake up; then the Lord will be able to redeem the time, the territory and everything that we have lost or have had destroyed by the enemy of our souls.
We are admonished to continually be filled with The Holy Spirit, and we are to rejoice and give thanks unto the Lord for all things.  We are to submit ourselves unto each other in the fear of almighty God.
Eph. 5:14-21,
14   Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15   See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16   Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17   Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18   And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19   Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20   Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21   Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

RISE UP:
After we, The Body of Christ wake up; we are admonished to rise up from the dead, and then The Light of Jesus Christ will be manifest to us, in us and through us, His people.
We need to let our light shine outward to a lost and dying world.  Pray that the Light, love and Truth of Jesus Christ will be spread throughout our nation, its people and the world.
Ephesians 5:13-14 (King James Version)
 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light
 14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

CONQUER ALL:
We as The Lord’s sons and daughters have been given all power of the enemy.  We more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.  We can do all things through Jesus Christ, and nothing can separate us from Jesus’ love, His Presence and His care for those that love Him and for those who are called according to His glorious purposes.
Romans ;8:37 KJV
37   Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38   For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39   Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What are we commanded to do with the supreme authority that we have been given by our Lord Jesus Christ? 
We are to take back the lives, the property, the territories, and the atmosphere where the Lord has placed us.  We are not to just sit on our hands and do nothing with the all powerful authority that has been entrusted to the true Christian.
We are to “occupy” until the Lord returns.  He wants us to take the territory; not by physical power but by the Spirit of The Lord. 
Occupy means to take over the pagan elements and destroy them in the spiritual realm, as Josiah did in the physical realm when he was king.  The Christians have the power to bring down all Jezebel, Ahab, witchcraft, sorcery, magic, wizard and all other evil spirits.  We have been given “all” power over the enemy and his demons and those humans that are being demonized.
Luke 19:13
                        
13   And He called His ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

MAKE HERSELF READY:
RE 19:7   Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
JESUS’ PRAYERS:

1.  THE LORD’S PRAYER

When Jesus’ disciples asked Him how to pray; He prayed to His Father, “Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”.  We should pray in like manner every day.

2.  THE LORD’S HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER

Jesus prayed for The Church His ultimate desire for His beloved people.  He
prayed that we will all be “One” as He is One with God, The Father.  The Lord’s prayers will be a reality, and they will come to pass in God’s perfect timing.  Hallelujah!

JOH 17:11   And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
JOH 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
We need to go to the Lord Jesus Christ to buy from Him, gold refined by the fire, white raiment of purity and eye salve so that we can see the Truth.  We need to ask for wisdom, knowledge and the fear of God must be strong in each one of us.

THE GRAND FINALE:

We are in the last days, and we are in the Valley of Decision.  We need to decide today which team are we going to support. 
The Lord is going to seal all of His servants that have been completely sold out to Him, and they will not suffer the wrath of God when it comes.  However, we are warned not to wait too long to deny ourselves, our own lives, and to take up our crosses and follow Jesus Christ.  Today, is the day of salvation and deliverance.
Choose this day Whom you will serve.  The Church must wake up, rise up, conquer all and make Herself ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rev. 19
11   And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12   His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13   And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14   And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15   And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16   And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17   And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18   That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19   And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20   And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21   And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
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Dearly Beloved of God, Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, and be led by The Holy Spirit as the days will become more and more evil and the deceptions more and more insidious.
My prayer for ;you:
Dear Father,
Please keep Your people in Your loving arms, and keep them safely protected from all of the fiery darts of the enemy.  Please keep them in Your full armor Lord, and preserve them blameless until Your coming.
Please move mightily upon Your Church to wake Her up, Raise Her up, use Her to conquer all evil through prayer, fasting and Spiritual Warfare, and to Make Herself ready to meet You!
In the all-powerful Name of Jesus Christ and all for Your glory.  Amen and amen.

Peggy Kannaday has been the managing editor for “Church Growth International” since 1991.  “Church Growth International” is the English outreach of The Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea.
Contact Information:  cgiusahq@yahoo.com, pkannaday@yahoo.com,pkannaday@aol.com, 803 547-2164 Fort Mill, SC