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Blessing After Testing

Many of us have things that we are tested/tempted with. Jesus left us an example to follow in his footsteps. In Luke 4, Jesus was tempted after he went through the wilderness and fasted for 40 days. I have experienced this in my own life. I would hear a sermon from the pastor, spend time alone with God, come out on a spiritual high, and immediately something came to test me. Remember, the devil comes immediately to steal the word. In order to erase it (the area that we are tempted in), we replace it with the word of God. Each time Satan tested Jesus, He said “it is written.” We get promoted to the next level after we pass our test. We know to pass a test we have to study until we are confident of the outcome.

James 1:5-12-14 NIV Version says12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.

1 Peter 5 Message Version 10-11 says So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering will not last forever. It will not be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are! —will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.

We look at the end results, not the clouds we are experiencing, because we know the sunlight is coming. Which prize do you want? Do you want first, second, or third place. It is according to your faith.  I do not know about anyone else, but I want the highest prize I can get. Great results come only through diligence. We must meditate on the word of God day and night. We eat food several times a day to live. For our spirit to be strong, we need to read the word of God more than once a day. How much time you spend in the word will determine the outcome.  I do not know about you, but I am going for the gold!

Blessing after testing!

Prayer: God I thank you for caring enough for me to leave me examples in the word of God so I can live in victory. I meditate your word day and night so when challenges and the pressures of life come the word of God will come out of me like Jesus did. I know as I speak your word and apply pressure to your word the devil must flee. I know after the testing I will receive the many blessing you already have for me. I praise you and give you the glory. In Jesus name! Amen.

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Birth What’s In The Earth

It is time to give birth to the dreams and things we have been believing God for. An expecting mother gets excited when it is close to the time to deliver. The same in the spirit realm you get excited when it gets close to the time. However, most expecting mothers also experience birth pains and will do anything to deliver the baby. The same in the spirit realm. When you have been believing for something a certain length of time, you sense something on the inside of you to birth it out. When delivering the baby, it may take several hours or more to birth the baby out. The same principle applies to receiving things you are believing God for. You may have to stay up a few hours more at night or get up early to get instructions from God. This can be challenging. However, once you receive your instructions from God and act, it is well worth it.

Romans 8:22-25(New King James Version says)22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

Most expectant mothers tell others when they are getting close to the due date and they are waiting eagerly as well for the baby to be born. There are a lot of us have people we are close to who you shared your desires, goals, and dreams with who are eagerly waiting for those things to come to pass. God is the biggest cheerleader of them all. The people that are closest to you know all the pain, long hours, tears and praying you are doing to bring those dreams to pass like an expectant mother. How bad do you want it? What are you willing to do for it to come to pass? It is time to go get it! The set time is now!

Prayer: God you said that there is a season and time to every purpose under heaven. God I that you for the vision and dream you put inside me. God,

I do whatever it takes to birth it out no matter the pain and obstacles that comes my way, People are waiting for your manifested glory in my life. I praise for the victory! In Jesus name. Amen

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Replaced Erased

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Some things you just want to disappear debt, bad behavior in family that you are not satisfied with…the list goes on and on. You are probably wondering “How can I achieve this?”  We are creative beings. We create the world around us. It all started in the beginning when God said, “let there be light”. Your words are powerful. We are made in the image and likeness of God. If God spoke the world into existence, we can also create what we want according to the word of God.

Proverbs 8:21 (Easy Read Version) says 21 The tongue can speak words that bring life or death. Those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings.

If you want things you dislike disappearing, speak the word of God over it. When the pressure comes and you say the wrong thing, repent and go at it again. Remember, correction brings perfection. Speak crop failure to any damaging words you have said out of your emotions/feelings and replace it with the word of God.

 Romans 12:2 (New International Version) says Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. It is a daily process you must, excuse my English “stay wit it til, you git it”. 

Jesus came in human form and left us an example to follow in his footsteps. When the devil came to Jesus with lies and tried to tempt him, He said “it is written.” We also need scriptures ready when things come at us like a domino effect to combat against the dark forces. It is good to have scriptures everywhere you go and know which scripture to quote.

2 Peter 1:5-8 (New Living Translation) says In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

By renewing your mind to the word of God, speaking the word of God, and adding to your faith with the character of God, you can erase anything negative in your life!

Prayer: Lord you are great, and your mercies are new every morning. Thank you for the authority and the word of God you left for me to live in victory. I renew my mind to the word of God and speak the word only over my life. i repent for saying things that is not in line with the word of God. I add to the fruit of the spirit and the character of God. I thank you I can erase any negative situation by replacing it with the word of God. In Jesus name! Amen

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Arise It’s Time

 

Because Jesus was resurrected, we have the power to share the good news with others.

Isaiah 61 says The Spirit of the Lord God is on me. The Lord has chosen me to tell good news to the poor and to comfort those who are sad. He sent me to tell the captives and prisoners that they have been set free. He sent me to announce that the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness, when our God will also punish evil people.

 If you have repented of your sins, ask Jesus to come into your heart, and save you. You have the spirit of God in you to share with others how he has delivered you.

Whatever area of victory you overcame, share with others. It does not matter if you are wealthy entrepreneur, lost a loved one, a former prisoner, an addict, or were once bound by sin and God brought you out, you can meet the need of someone going through the same thing by sharing the good news of God. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. When you share what God has done for you, it empowers the other person.

One of the major things that keeps us from sharing the good news is the unwillingness to forgive. When Jesus was on the cross and they were beating Him he said, “forgive them father for they know not what they do.” Some people (rather intentionally or not) can do things that hurt others, not knowing the damage that it causes. Jesus had to forgive the ones that wished evil on him for Him to gain the victory. We must do the same.  Matthew 6:15 (Easy Read Version) says15 but if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 11:25 (Easy Read Version) 25 When you are praying and you remember that you are angry with another person about something, forgive that person. Forgive them so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins.”

Some of us need to forgive ourselves for what we have done to others. Remember, there is no condemnation those who are in Christ. Once you confess your sin and start back on the right path, you are now under the blood of Jesus. 

Now we have no excuse why we cannot share with others about the goodness of God “The man at the pool of Bethesda” in John 5 kept making excuses as to why he could not get up. He had been in that condition 38 years. We have all had situations in our lives that we have been in too long.  When Jesus saw how long he had been in that condition he asked “will you be made whole?  The man at the pool told Jesus he had no one to carry him in the pool and that every time he tried to get into the pool someone would go ahead of him. Some of us are waiting on God or waiting on others just like the man at the pool.  All the while, God is waiting for us to take a step.  Jesus said to the man at the pool “rise, take up your bed. and walk.” Immediately, the man was made whole because he got up and did what God told him.

When Satan tries to throw negative thoughts at you reminding you of your sin, remind him of the blood of Jesus. The set time is now to rise and tell the world about the goodness of God. Even while you are going through, encourage and help others then watch God deliver you.  When Job prayed for his friends, he got his deliverance.  Now is the appointed time. Now is the day of salvation! Just step!

Arise Its time!

Prayer:  I praise you for being the all-knowing and the creator of all things. I trust your word and walk by faith I repent for procrastinating and not being a doer of your word. Now is the time, Now is the day of salvation. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for. I arise because the set time has come to favor me!  In Jesus name! Amen. Hallelujah!

 

 

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Stay Wit It Til You Git It

Your hearing determines your outcome and what type of ground you have. Romans 10:17 says that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by word of God. Notice that it says faith cometh which means you must do it continually in order to get the faith to obtain what you are believing for. It must be in line with the word of God in order for it to work. There are four types of grounds but only one got the results. Which ground are you?

According to Mark Chapter 4 Message Version

Ground 1 Seed falling Along the Side of the Road
14-15 “The farmer plants the Word. Some people are like the seed that falls on the hardened soil of the road. No sooner do they hear the Word than Satan snatches away what has been planted in them.

Ground 2 Stony Ground
16-17 “And some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm. But there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it.

Ground 3 Thorns
18-19 “The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.

Ground 4 Good Ground
20 “But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams.

Conclusion: This is how you can obtain what you are believing God for.
Hebrews 12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
We Also Should Follow Jesus’ Example
12 We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So, we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall. 2 We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne. 3 Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.

Personal Success

It started with a dream for me to go into freelance writing. I kept researching, praying and asking until I got my answer. When I started researching on freelance writing, blog jumped out at me as I was researching. I got with a lady who is a successful author and spiritual adviser to inquire about the dream I had. It was as if God was speaking through her. She asked me what am I most passionate about? I told her I love to encourage people. She responded, “well that is what your blog will be about.” As soon as she told me that, an idea of using phrases that rhymes with pictures came to me. I ended up with a lot of catchy phrases to use my gift of encouragement. Every situation I dealt with God gave me a phrase for. My dad stated it came to him to do a blog; this how I got the name for the blog “Adams Family Inspirations” When I started the blog, I had a hard time with getting it together, from not being able to customize my blog, logging in, and other things to discourage me. However, I stay with it and now I see the results. I did not let obstacles stop me from starting the blog. I looked at the result and how it would be a blessing to other people. That kept me going to get to my destination.

Stay wit, it, ’til you git it!

Prayer:  God I thank you for sending Jesus as an example.  I run the race of life looking to Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith. I let go of any weight that hinders me from getting to my destination.  I repent for letting situations get the best of me. I know through you Lord I have the victory. I persevere through faith and patience with expectancy I inherit the promise. I thank you in advance. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Tackle Your Shackle

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Isaiah 52 The Message (MSG)

God Is Leading You Out of Here

52 1-2 Wake up, wake up! Pull on your boots, Zion!
    Dress up in your Sunday best, Jerusalem, holy city!
Those who want no part of God have been culled out.
They will not be coming along.
Brush off the dust and get to your feet, captive Jerusalem!

Throw off your chains, captive daughter of Zion!

God says, “You were sold for nothing. You’re being bought back for nothing.”

11-12 Out of here! Out of here! Leave this place!
Do not look back. Do not contaminate yourselves with plunder.
Just leave but leave clean. Purify yourselves
in the process of worship, carrying the holy vessels of God.
But you do not have to be in a hurry.
You’re not running from anybody!
God is leading you out of here,
    and the God of Israel is also your rear guard.

Are their circumstances, people, or things you are trying to break free from that is holding you back?  Is it robbing you of your joy, peace, and prosperity? The first thing it says in Isaiah 52 is to get up and clothe yourself with strength. We know that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Get a specific scripture, meditate on it, and get sticky notes wherever you are so it can be before your eyes. That is how you gain strength. Once you have decided to do not look back. It also says in Isaiah 52 to leave clean; do not hang on to people or things that kept you in bondage. The second thing Isaiah 52 says is to purify yourself through worship. I can remember when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison they prayed and sang praises. After they did that the prison doors opened. The third thing Isaiah 52 is that God leads you out as you take a step of faith he will lead and guide you to victory!

How do you prepare for a test? According to Matthew 4 Jesus prepared for the test through fasting. You can fast for half a day, a whole day, three days, or do a Daniel fast for 21 days with just vegetables and water.  Use that time to set aside for God to gain full victory on things that really has you bound.

Tackle your shackle!

Prayer:  Lord I thank you that who the Son sets free is free indeed. Jesus took my freedom for me through His blood and dying on the cross for us.  I prepare myself through prayer and fasting for the test to break free from the chains that bind me. I let go of the people and things that are keeping me  bound. My praise set me free. I rejoice for my freedom now! In Jesus name. Amen