Sunday, May 29, 2016

Who accuses you?

Are you ever dogged by doubt?  Do you ever doubt that you are good enough? You have gone to church, you have read some of the bible, and you have asked Jesus into your heart,  you have been baptized...but then you wobble and doubt if you really have fully trusted Jesus with your kids, your relationships, your money or your understanding of scriptures. You trust your knowledge about Jesus, however, deep in your heart you think Jesus would not listen to you because your current relationship with God is distant. His grace is not extended to people like you. CAPTURE that thought 
and toss that lie in the toilet! Jesus forgave Peter for denying Him, and Jesus provides His right standing before God to us. We are clothed in His righteousness! Receive this blessing in the name of El Shaddai, our all-sufficient God.  God gave you power  to shatter lies and flush out the false that constantly flows into your ears from the world. Your battle in this life will be to REMEMBER to claim His power and to speak the truth boldly when guilt,
doubt and condemning thoughts enter your mind.  Those thoughts are not from your loving Father. I bless you with finishing your life with the power of El Shaddai streaming through you.  I bless you with experiencing the victory of El Shaddai enabling you to reverse what the world has said is impossible.  In Jesus holy name, AMEN!  Who is it that is accusing you of being a fake Christian? What voice circles around in your head about what the Word of God says? "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10 ~We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets
itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corin 10:5 ~ The relationship God offers us through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ seems to good to be true, but He has poured His very Life into you, and all you must do is embrace this Truth. "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to KNOW this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Eph 3:17
It is wise to be careful as we listen to the world reports, or as we listen to our peers, or as we listen to the invisible but very real Thief, the Liar, or the voice that triggers us to doubt what God's faithful word says. If we are NOT tuned into what the Spirit of God says through God's living and active word we are easily tricked into adopting false beliefs. "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight." Hebrews 4:12 ~  Our
Advocate is the Lord Jesus Christ who represents us to the Father and when the Holy Spirit does His job and convicts us, we need to just talk plainly to God and spill our guts because we are His work in progress, and we need grace daily.  He knows it all anyway, so don't hold back, just tell Him the whole story because He is always glad to listen.  The Lord Jesus is fully God and was fully man, and He remains in the Father praying...for us.  Today Jesus prays for us without a reference to our failures, without accusations, and without condemnation.  "After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and
prayed: 'Father, the time has come.  Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted Him authority over all people that He might give eternal life to all those you have given Him. Now this is eternal life; that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."  John 17 ~ The Holy Spirit gives us understanding that we may KNOW the word of God.  "I pray
for them.  I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours" John 17:9  ~ Today, Jesus is praying for us, we are THEM that belong to God.  "I have given them Your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more that I am of the world.  My prayer is not that You take them out of the world, but that You protect them from the evil one." John 17:14 ~ Jesus gave His
disciples the words that the Father gave unto Him to speak.  "My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You." John 17:20 ~ The moment we placed our little, bitty faith in the Lord Jesus,  Jesus delivered unto us the promised
Holy Spirit that we may have full confidence, that we know without a doubt that God's promise to forgive us has been finished through the final PERFECT sacrifice of His son on the cross.  “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down." Revelation
12:10~ When doubt haunts us we must turn to God, read His word and resist the devil by speaking scriptures out loud and confess our faith and power through the word of God --- the Liar will flee!  Living above the cares of the world requires focused time alone with Jesus, the One who overcame the world!  Pain, trouble, heartbreak and worry are woven into the very fabric of this perishing world.  The word of God is unchanging.  As we face the endless flow of confusing messages of this world we can talk to our Counselor, the King of Kings, our Advocate and He will shine Peace into your troubled mind and heart.  He will usher in His perspective and enable you to distinguish between what is important and what is not so that you can rest in Him.  "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33 


  1. Matthew 14:23
    After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

    Mark 1:35
    Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

    Luke 3:21
    When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

    Luke 6:12
    One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

  2. PRAY is praising God, it is listening to His voice, it is asking Him to intervene for you when you do not have the words. Prayer is asking for help for yourself and others. Before choosing His disciples, Jesus spent all night in prayer to God. As they followed Him, they discovered His private habit was to rise early and pray before the sun rose (Mark 1: 35). Even as His popularity was exploding, He would “often slip away to the wilderness and pray” (Luke 5: 15– 16). His first fully recorded sermon in the Scriptures explains the fundamentals of how to pray (Matt. 5– 7). He taught and challenged His followers to “watch and pray” (Mark 14: 38 nkjv) and to pray instead of giving up (Luke 18: 1). He angrily threw the money changers out of the temple, shouting, “My house shall be called a house of prayer” (Matt. 21: 13). He gifted the world with the greatest model prayer of all time (Matt 6: 9– 13) and later prayed the most powerful high priestly prayer of all time (John 17).