Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My friends, I pray all is well with you.
I have been looking forward to attending Bible Study today. When you have that relationship with God (note I say "relationship", not "fellowship"), He sends a Helper, that is, the Spirit of Truth. In the Gospel according to John, Chapter 14:15-17, Jesus said, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." (KJV) Praise God.
The devil has been attacking, I have been battling, but I know that the blessing that God will send will be bigger than the battle the devil has tried to wage with me. I will remain in Christ because He promises me that I can ask for anything I want, and it will be given to me (John 15:7). My friends, Jesus is telling us, do not be afraid to ask God for what we want, we just have to stay in submission to His will. There is no need to turn to anyone else, but God for what you need.
Heavenly Father, I turn to you for help in this battle with Satan. Lord, please let Satan release his filthy hold on everything he has stolen from me and is still trying to take from me, in the name of Jesus. I will stay close to the Spirit of Truth and I will keep loving and obeying the Lord's commands because God has sent me my Helper to be with me forever-the Spirit of Truth. Glory.
My friends, don't let Satan mess with you, turn to Jesus and ask Him for your Helper.
Therese from Belize
Sunday, May 23, 2010
My friends, greetings in the precious name of Jesus!
This message is for those of us who have given all we can and yet it seems to be not enough. Do you know what I am talking about? Day in and day out, you give your best, day in and day out, you try to be a better person, but it seems like it is still not enough. I have had enough and now I am at the point where I will just stand. So, today, I mediated on God's word. Specifically, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, where Paul wrote, "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." (NIV) I needed to hear those words. I needed that encouragement today.
One of Donnie McClurkin's song came to mind and I began to listen, After You Have Done All You Can.
Donnie sings in the chorus:
"Well you just stand
when there's nothing left to do you just stand
Watch the Lord see you through,
Yes after you done all you can,
You just stand."
My friends, that is exactly what I am doing, I am standing because I will not be entangled in the bondage that I was once tangled in. I am standing on the promises of Christ. I am standing through the hurt and the pain, through the rain and through the storm, I am standing for all women whose hearts have been heavy laden, who have been used and misused, I am standing for women who are in bondage and praying that they will be able to stand because up God will step in. When there is nothing left for you to do, just stand.
Therese from Belize