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By faith…

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

As I go through my past experiences that God has brought me through increasing my faith, I see He has been and is giving me the faith for the next experience that I will by faith surrender my will to His and keep moving forward in Him. Being His witness that He is God and trusting Him to fight for me, I shall hold my peace. This is the faith that I have in my living God: He does what He says; and what He has spoken comes to pass.

My testimony: I experienced God in and even now through the motorcycle accident I was in July 16, 2011. Serious injuries and damage to my body—inside and out—are still with me today. God allowed me to know what it feels like to be burned alive! The pain I have experienced I never before in my life knew even existed or could be!!! By the power of God, I had and still have a made-up mind.

From the accident, God has taught me how to be and what it is to be born again. It is that which takes place on the inside through His Spirit by one’s faith in God, in surrendering one’s self to God, and in surrendering one’s will to the will of God. Self dies daily. He has taught me His love, His forgiveness. He has and is continuing to teach me His mercy and judgment. The faith I needed for every experience I have lived through was given me of God. Every previous experience prepares me with the faith for the next. ONLY GOD! So it is in everything! IN EVERYTHING I GIVE GOD THANKS! BY THE POWER OF GOD, BY MY FAITH, I THANK GOD! IN THE EXPERIENCE AND FOR THE EXPERIENCE! AND I THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING I ENDURE IN AND THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE! I THANK GOD IN PAIN, WHETHER IN DEATH OR BIRTH; NO MATTER WHAT, GOD HAS TAUGHT ME TO THANK HIM. Period.

Whatever comes did not come but by God permitting it. There is that which God allows upon His called and chosen to work out for their good, to save another soul or other souls. ALL God has written in His word are also an ensample unto us. Remember, after Job prayed for His friends, God restored unto Job double what he lost. They learned from it what needed to be learned so that they would choose to obey God unto love and be faithful to God, as was Job.

If our choice is disobedience to God, God permits His curses upon His children who disobey. He cannot reverse His words that have come forth out of His mouth.

There is a people or class of people who choose not to be God’s children. Instead, they serve and worship Satan, rejecting truth denying God. God has to allow them their choice and the consequences that come with those choices of disobedience to Him.

God is seeking to deliver and bless His created—not to curse and destroy them. Yet, He being God, cannot lie. His word will do what He spoke it to do. If our choice is disobedience, eternal death shall be the result. If our choice is obedience, eternal life shall be the result. God’s love is still shown in permitting that which comes upon the wicked. He allows them the end to their riotous living, an end to the pain and suffering of their choices. In the wicked, the sinner, receiving eternal death, is also proof of God’s love in that He will not force them to live in Heaven obeying His law, living obedience daily, all the life revolving around God. God will not force this love upon them now nor at the end.

Yes, even the consequences of my wrong choice to get on that motorcycle, God allowed. And because He knows the end from the beginning, He knew I would still choose to love Him. He knew that I would choose obedience because of my love. Therefore, He set me apart—holy—for Himself. He works all things together for good to THEM THAT LOVE HIM, and to THE CALLED according to His purpose. He is still working the accident together for my good.

Yes. One can choose to surrender, choose to love Him unto obedience, and later choose to turn away from God and disobey Him—not loving God, but hating God as they live, denying Him with their lives. For “Once saved always saved!” is a lie of the Devil. It is a doctrine of devils.

How will one learn from a wrong choice—not to ever do it again, not to ever go down that path again—if they do not experience the consequence? Confession is not enough! One has to REPENT! REPENT! Have godly sorrow. Turn away from sin. Repent and be converted that your sins be blotted out. Our conversion cannot be and will not come about, unless we have repented and remain in a repented state.

God is seeking to save us, people! God is not seeking to destroy us! God does not destroy. The wicked are destroyed by the works of their own hands. Let that sink in.

God increases faith by allowing the previous experience to be evidence of His saving power. But it takes looking back and seeing His Power in past experiences.

Here’s how my faith is increased. I go to the Word. I go back to the beginning. I see the Power of God to deliver His people and save His children. Then, I look back at my own experience. I see Him delivering me, saving me: His daughter. I ask for my Father, in the name of Jesus, to give me His Holy Spirit. I ask that He put His Spirit in me as He promises me He will do in Ezekiel 36. I declare His word. And I thank Him, knowing it is done! It is done. Period. I do not wonder! I do not think! By the POWER OF GOD, I KNOW! By the Spirit of God, I praise Him for WHO HE IS. AND I RECEIVE HIM, FOR HE INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE.

God told me January 28, 2019, after I slipped at work, to remember Job. God already increased my faith and blessed me with the faith I needed for this experience. It was unbeknown to me then; but I see now, as I look back. Even before I asked Him to increase my faith, He did it in and through my previous trials. And therefore, I have experienced and endured. I am currently experiencing and enduring what I am by the very power of God, as did Job! I am seeing more and more why He told me to remember Job. Thus, I am still studying through Job. In so doing, God is leading me through His Word, line upon line, line upon line; precept upon precept, precept upon precept; here a little, and there a little.

I CAN DO NOTHING WITHOUT GOD! Period. All of my obedience to God, which is seen of me and heard of me in my living is ONLY by God’s Power. He put His Spirit in me, CAUSING me to walk in His ways, to keep His statues, and to do them and His judgments. He does this for His name sake, not mine. And all is given me by my faith! My choice: by faith I completely surrender self to God. Whatever persecution I have endured and am enduring for His name sake, I know I will continue to endure. I thank the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, CREATOR AND REDEEMER, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I say to God, What else Lord? What else will you cause me to do? I surrender myself to You. I surrender my will to your will (to God’s word). I surrender my very existence to You Lord. Do Your will in me. I commit my spirit into Thine hand.

God is LOVE. We must each learn His love is not the world’s perception, definition, demonstration, standard of love. Period.

We must behold God in His word every single day. God’s children are so heavenly filled that they are of earthly good. Remember the world hates God, so they will hate God’s children. The world does not know God. The ways of God, the word of God, God’s love are all foolishness to the world. They have no understanding of Him, of His will, of His Word. Therefore, you cannot expect to receive godly advice (good counsel) from the wicked, from sinners. They are ungodly. Let that sink in.

Behold God being lead of the Holy Ghost in His word every day, and you will become changed by the word. For the Spirit of God will guide you into all truth. He will teach you. He will give you understanding. If you truly and sincerely want truth, GOD will give it to you and change you and restore you unto His image. Go back to the beginning: Genesis. God is doing it in and for me. He will do it for you as well; for He is no respecter of persons. His will is to save us all: whosoever is willing to be saved.

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Love Heals

Healing begins with putting your faith in God’s love for you. Go ahead. Test it. Try all the treatments you want. But until you add to your regimen that special ingredient—the prayer of faith—healing will not be complete. Instead, disease can stick around or seem to disappear only to resurge just at what may seem to be the worst of times for you and your family.

Here’s my very basic point. I recently treated a dry patch of skin with nightly applications of castor oil. I noticed that the dry patch lingered about a week without even a hint of going away. I wondered why, until I realized that I had not prayed about it. I thanked God for the reminder. Then I humbly asked for forgiveness and asked for healing. Within one day, I began experiencing drastic improvement. I kid you not.

It was amazing and very confirming that nothing should be attempted without prayer to our heavenly Father, who loves us and is tenderly affected by our needs. And then I found this statement that put it all together for me—for you.

“The love which Christ diffuses through the whole being is a vitalizing power. Every vital part—the brain, the heart, the nerves—it touches with healing. By it the highest energies of the being are roused to activity. It frees the soul from the guilt and sorrow, the anxiety and care, that crush the life forces. With it come serenity and composure. It implants in the soul, joy that nothing earthly can destroy,—joy in the Holy Spirit,—health-giving, life-giving joy. {MH 115.3}

“Our Saviour’s words, “Come unto Me, … and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28), are a prescription for the healing of physical, mental, and spiritual ills. Though men have brought suffering upon themselves by their own wrongdoing, He regards them with pity. In Him they may find help. He will do great things for those who trust in Him.” {MH 115.4}

Go ahead, begin your healing now with prayer. Dear heavenly Father, thank you for offering me a love that heals. I want it Lord and receive it in the way that you want it for me—be it physical, emotional, and/or spiritual. I trust your wisdom to do what is in my best interest and for my salvation. Thank you for hearing and answering, because I’m asking in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

As you trust in the Savior, the one who created you, you will desire to modify your lifestyle for abundant living. For one, you will eat a healthy plant-based diet. You will drink only fresh water or herbal teas and only between meals, while avoiding all things harmful. You will walk in the fresh air for your daily sun bath. Exposing your face and hands (when possible) to absorb that sunlight, which helps the skin manufacture vitamin D. And vitamin D is essential to the health of the bones, the brain, blood pressure, and the body’s ability to maintain and regain vitality.

Finally, you will be determined to get good whole-body rest.

Double-Mindedness Grieves Away The Holy Spirit

There is a lot of double-mindedness going on.

One’s actions spring from that which is spoken as a result of what is in the mind.

Many are saying one thing and doing another, because the mind (heart) is not converted and because there is no true repentance. Neither is the mind truly rooted or grounded in the Lord God. Because there is no love for the truth, words are mere distractions. One day this or that is spoken, but the action to back up the words does not come to pass. The real problem is one’s state of mind.

A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let that marinate. Let it really sink in.

Then choose by faith to surrender self completely to the will of God. Do not become one that takes it all in—professing, proclaiming—but not doing. Time is wrapping up. Hear and do before it is too late. Only hearing and never doing grieves away the Holy Spirit. In this way, many know not that they have grieved away the Holy Spirit for the last time.

Have you?

Stop Missing Out, Being Confused

Many who go/live/walk only by the New Testament Scriptures err in the Scriptures and have no understanding of God.

God is clear in His two witnesses: the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments. They testify of Him. The Old Testament Scriptures are the foundation on which the New Testament is written.

Jesus was so very clear when He was referencing the writings of Moses. If we do not believe them, we will not believe Jesus, for Moses wrote of Him. He said search the Scriptures. They testify of Him. God tells us His word is to be understood line upon line, line upon line; precept upon precept, precept upon precept; here a little and there a little. All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God. And it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (Read John 5:39; Isaiah 28:9,10; 2 Timothy 3:16.)

We are not to reason using as a basis our own opinions or perceptions, nor the opinions or perceptions of others. Only by the Word of God is it safe to reason. It is thus that we can be led of the Holy Spirit and gain understanding. Trusting the Spirit of God, we can be guided into all truth. (Read John 16:13.)

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

We are to live by God’s Holy Word. The Old and New Testaments, God’s law, God’s Commandments are His light to guide our paths. There is in God’s word counsel, instruction in righteousness for every life circumstance and situation. Period. God, through King Solomon, said there is nothing new under the sun. That which was, is, and will be again. (Read Ecclesiastes 1:9, 10.) Let that marinate.

Warning

We would be wise to heed the word of God. His will, His instruction in righteousness, His reproof, His doctrine, His culture, His religion, His warning to us what not to do, are all for our good. His warning to us of the consequences for disobeying Him are meant to protect us from the wages of sin.

We who belong to God are saved by grace through faith. We do not play, compromise, sneak around with, nor hold on to sin. We choose by faith to avoid it like the plague. Let that sink in.

Where Is Your Faith?

You people professing truth in God, professing to belong to God: Where is your faith?

Show the evidence that you are in truth and have the fruit of His Spirit. Galatians 5:22, 23 list the fruit: love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Do you reflect any one of these? If not, then can you truly say that you are in the One and Only True God, Creator and Redeemer and He in you?

Where? I ask. Where? Where is your substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen? (Read Hebrews 11:1.)

Do not direct your answer to me. Direct it to God.

Sow God’s Meat, Reap His Blessings

Daily consuming a variety of the wonderful medicinal meats (food) God has given us brings great rewards.

Daily sowed into the body system, medicinal meats reap His blessed benefits upon the heart (mind) and body.

Let God who created us be our physician and give to us His prescription. Let God be our health insurance. Let God be our life’s trust. Period. Let that sink in.

Choose by faith to trust God. Take Him at His word. Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD: His power to save us, deliver us from sin. Believe it. Do it. Then you will live it. That’s the Gospel. Let that sink in.

Why?

The lake of fire was ONLY prepared for Satan (the devil) and his angels. (Read Matthew 25:41.)

Please tell me WHY you are trying to join them as you profess the name of God, yet deny God with your life? Living as you please, living to please others, rather than God, is how you deny God. Denying God is denying eternal life. (Read John 17:3.)

No. Don’t answer me. Answer God. Why will ye die? (Read Ezekiel 33:10, 11.)

We Are Our Brothers’ Keeper

If we belong to God, we are His people. We are His church. And we know that we are our brother’s keeper, because God says and teaches us so. We are to love even our neighbor as ourselves.

Each and everyone is going either to heaven or to hell. Having justification, sanctification, and Christ righteousness; having repented and been converted; daily being a living witness of God to others that He is God; having lived God’s will before others in word and deed; having the love of God and the faith of Jesus: these go to heaven. Having false justification; thinking they will be sinning til Jesus comes; living and speaking how they want or how others tell them to; loving the things of the world; being governed by the world, instead of God; and living and leading others in this thinking: these all go to hell in ashes. These reap eternal death. They go into the eternal grave—the earth. They that lead into error and they that are led in error, into faithlessness and utter darkness, make their way to the grave of the earth: the eternal grave, hell. These are the ashes under the feet of those who receive eternal life. (Read Malachi 4:1-3.)

We are to tell people their sins, whether they want to hear it or not. Period. What they do with truth is a decision made only by them.

We are to pray for them. We are to ask God to intervene in their lives unto salvation—to deliver them from sin. This gives God permission to intervene in thier lives. This is the love of God. This is being the soul that fasts, that sacrifices self, that lays one’s life down for another (even for an enemy!) to be saved.

Praying without ceasing that others be saved, living the Word and keeping God‘s commandments by their faith choice and by the power (grace) of God before others: this is loving God supremely with His love, which He gives us. The world does not know the love of God. They do not have it. They cannot perceive it. It is foolishness to them. But God’s true people, His true church (people in Him and He in them), know Him, obey Him, love Him, for they are already saved of God.

Let that sink in.

Obedience/Love Unto God Is

Obedience/love unto God is the evidence of the state of one’s heart/mind. This love is the fruit of the Spirit. It is the fruit produced from God living, dwelling in the mind/heart.

Thus, the fruit shows forth the faith that produces the good works of God. It is the evidence that one is saved: delivered from sin. It is evidence of salvation—not to receive salvation.

Obedience is evidence they already have received salvation from God. They could not and did not earn it. Salvation is God’s gift to those who are the called, the chosen of God. Period. Let that sink in.

He Never Ceases to Amaze Me

God never ceases to amaze me!

I do not worry. I am content with who and what I am and what I have. It is because I belong to God. Period.

What God has given me, no one and nothing can take away: a clear and sound mind, His knowledge and wisdom and understanding, the faith of Jesus, His love, His Spirit, joy, peace, happiness, His good works, His salvation! I have need of nothing.

The only one who can cause all this to be removed from me is me. My choices make all the difference. If I come to look to self, to trust in my own mental abilities, or to trust in the arm of man, and if I have not love for His truth, His law, His Word, I lose.

God has given me health. And His thoughts of me are only to prosper my health, just as my soul prospers. The salvation He has given me I accept by faith. And by faith I choose to keep my deliverance from sin.

O yes, He has allowed a thorn in my side. That’s because God knows me best. And He knows what is for my best good. He knows I need to remember what all He has brought me through in the moment, just for a moment, when He turned His face in His wrath—just for a moment. When I came to Him, turning away from sin, turning away from my ways—my wicked ways; when I surrendered my will completely to His will; when I died to self and chose life by faith in Him; and as I die daily and take up my cross and follow Him, He has and is doing all He promised to do in restoring me unto His image.

God has been cleaning me. I am His temple, His house!

My mind and body, my home (the physical standing structure), and my land, all of me wholly: It all belongs to God. I ask Him what I am to do and not to do by His Spirit, by His Power (grace) He puts in me His Spirit who gives me both the will and power to do His good pleasure. This is all and only by His love: not me—oh, no! My faith, God has given me; and He gives me the power to do and the will to do His good works.

Faith and works: Faith empowers the good works of God. Good works are the evidence of the faith. This shows the fruit: the love of God. Period. Let that sink in. God has given me faith and increased it. With it—by faith— I choose LIFE, NOT DEATH. I pray your choices are the same.