|Posted by Breath of Shalom on August 22, 2013 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
By: Lidia Metuka Almajan Watkins
HERE IS A PROMISE THAT IS VERY PRECIOUS TO ME, FOR IT CAME HOME TO MY SOUL IN A TIME OF GREAT DEPRESSION!
One morning many years ago, when the battle was so extreme that the pain i felt in my soul i could no longer bear; I said to my Heavenly Father; 'Why have You not allowed suicide to be acceptable for I don't want to live this miserable life anylonger'. I used to pray when I laid on my bed before I went to sleep; "let me not awake in the monrning, just take me home in my sleep!"
Here is a promise that is very precious to me, for it came home to my soul in a time of great depression, when I felt like “ending it all?”
And the promise is for YOU too, if you will call on and trust in the Lord Jesus.
“O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
Behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.
Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies,
And your gates of crystal,
And your entire wall of precious stones.
And all your sons will be taught of Yahweh the Lord;
And the well-being of your sons will be great.
In righteousness you will be established;
You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear;
And from terror, for it will not come near you.
If any one fiercely assails you it will not be from Me.
Whoever assails you will fall because of you.
Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals.
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to ruin.
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
this is the heritage of the servants of YHWH.
And their vindication is from Me, declares YHWH.”
Maybe some reader is saying “But I once called on God, and He didn’t answer my prayer.”
Let me ask you; Did you call on God in the Name of the Lord Yeshua Messiah/Christ? Did you ask believing, or did you ask in such a way that showed you did not really expect an answer?
Yeshua said, “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:14
The Name of Yeshua/Jesus is not a magic formula, but it represents His great authority. To ask in His Name means that you believe in that Name.
Another Scripture verse says :
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Yahweh God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
Many people doubt Yahweh God -- they doubt His love, they doubt His power, or they doubt His existence. No wonder they don’t receive an answer to their vague, unbelieving prayers.
Another point to remember, my friend, is that the ways and the times of Yahweh the LORD are perfect. He answers in His own way, and in His own time -- not that He loves to keep people waiting for an answer, but because He knows the best time, and the best way. So don’t expect Him to fulfil your prayer in the way you dictate. Leave it to HIM. It may well be that Yahweh God has been keeping you waiting, allowing you to come to the end of yourself -- to come to a point of desperation where you will call upon Him from the depths of your heart; so that you will then trust in HIM, and in nothing else.
Maybe the following word is for you, at this very moment:
“For a brief moment I forsook you,
But with great compassion I will gather you.
In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment,
But with everlasting loving-kindness I will have compassion on you.
Says YHWH your Redeemer.
For this is like the days of Noah to Me
When I swore that the waters of Noah
Should not flood the earth again,
So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you,
Nor will I rebuke you.
For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My loving-kindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken.
Says YHWH who has compassion on you.”
Isaiah 54 :7-10
|Posted by Chaplain Teora, RAS, M.Min, D.Div. on April 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
An estimated one in every three women worldwide experiences violence, with rates reaching as high as 70 percent in some countries. Gender-based violence ranges from rape to domestic abuse and acid burnings to dowry deaths and so-called “honor killings.” The problem is not only worldwide, but is prevalent within our churches, and within our nation.
Like most Americans, I am horrified by this violence. In 2009, in a poll three in five American voters said that addressing global violence against women and girls should be one of the top priorities for our government.
A lifetime full of violence is not something that women sign up for. In the Middle East women are being beaten, sexually maimed for religious purposes. What is more horrific is that women from Islamic religions accept the sex-maim procedure for their daughters at an early age. This is child cruelty and abuse. Such practices are performed without anesthesia!
Our government has established laws, but this year President Obama signed a new law which will allow protections against gay, lesbian and transgender victims as well Native Americans, and undocumented immigrants in the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a non-profit organization, and as church leaders, we must take action against violence. Domestic violence is a cycle that is not easily overcome. The hatred, anger, control, and manipulation of these individuals is terrifying. How many more must endure the cruelty of abuse by the person whom they love? Many are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; depression is on the rise nationwide, and many who are involved in the church or in ministry are cohorts of this crime.
The statistic below were quoted from “In-The-Desert.com”
Mojave, CA, Violent Crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 10, is 6. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 3.
Mojave, CA, Property Crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10, is 6. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 3.
This is the town were my family and I reside and crimes of passion, or just plain abuse is still prevalent and increasing in our community. Help by making a difference in our community. We need shelters, homes, or a safe haven to place women and children who are in desperate need to escape the fists that are incorporating pain into their bodies.
|Posted by Chaplain Teora, RAS, M.Min, D.Div. on April 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
For those who know me pretty well, know that I hate gossip. As a matter of fact I get very upset when those in the Christian community; our churches, fellowship, and other seminaries get into vain debates about it's memebers.
Speaking evil of another person may seem harmless to you or the listener, but what you are really doing is poisoning yourself, and speaking curses on the person you are speaking about. The bible is very clear when it comes to gossip, envy, and jealousy.
Job_15:5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
Job_20:12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
Job_20:16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
Job_27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Speaking evil against anyone is a dangerous weapon that the enemy of our soul uses to kill our reputation, our character and even our lives. Prayer has been removed from school but witchcraft prayers and the way of the pagans is acceptable! Woe unto all of you who have despite the Word of the Creator. What you speak about someone is what reflected in your own heart.
Marlene Teora, Apostle
|Posted by Breath of Shalom on March 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Romans 15:4
When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
I ’ll continue to thank the LORD because I know and can say with confidence that ’the battle is the LORD’S because the scripture says ”For the LORD my GOD is the ONE who goes with me to fight for me against my enemies to give me victory and great peace.” (Deuteronomy 20:4)
I seek you today in prayer I believe in you and I come into your presence with my whole heart
I trust in you and am thankful for your promises.
I know your word will accomplish it’s purpose.
I will praise your name and glorify you with thanksgiving
Father, in Yeshua’s name I command a hedge of protection to be around my home and property.
I pray that you place a barrier of protection around each one of my family member’s and spouse and I ask that you would intervene at any time necessary with any and all spirit beings that would attempt to harass them.
Lord, dispatch your angels to stand guard at any holes that might be in that hedge.
I command any unbound or wandering spirits to get out beyond that hedge of protection now.
In Yeshua’s name I ask that warrior angels be placed at the doorways and access points to my home and property that would keep out any unbound or wandering spirits that would try to infiltrate my home.
I bind and separate from their functions any demon attached to any individual entering my home and property.
Psalm37:23-24: “If the LORD delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand.”
Did you know that regardless of what others say and do, you have the spiritual authority to rise above their actions and words! [Job 22:28]
As a matter of fact - not even the devil himself can resist or thwart the plans of a child of God when he or she uses the authority that God has placed in their hands! [Luke 10:19 • Mt:16:19]