Mistakes Believers Make

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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“According to Wikipedia the Holy of Holies was covered by a veil, and no one was allowed to enter except the High Priest, and even he could only enter once a year of Yom Kippur (the day of atonement.) Now before the priest can enter the Holy of Holies he must be made clean.”

 

Coming into God’s presence is like entering the Holy of Holies to some extent. God’s presence is Holy and perfect. Man’s presence is one of unholiness. We must enter into God’s presence on His terms.

 

However, God made us and He knows that we are imperfect sinners able to stand before Him, in a state of grace, only because of what HE did for us on the cross.

 

Ministering to God’s people is a place of responsibility. We are responsible to God, first and foremost, and then to those people we minister too. By minister I am not just speaking here of those who are ordained ministers. I am speaking to any Christian who witnesses God to others through words and deeds. I am talking to anybody that wants to encourage people, or daily lets others know they belong to God.

 

The responsibility we, who call ourselves Christians, have is to make sure that our lives are set apart from those that don’t know God. If a person who looks up to us sees, or hears about, us being involved in secret sin they will think that all Christians are a bunch of hypocrites and it doesn’t just turn them against us but also against God.

 

So today I want to encourage you to really get to know the lives of those whose teaching you sit under.

 

Recently God spoke to my heart that we are taking the same demon on us that our leaders may have attached to them. I questioned the Lord. I am a person that must be convinced of the truth before I believe. I want scriptures and teaching to back things up.

 

God began to explain it to me like this, suppose we sit under a minister that is married and cheating on his or her wife. That person is not following God’s law on marriage and is not only breaking the marriage covenant but the commandment that says, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”

 

So lets say a person goes to him for marriage counseling. If that person is having an affair what do you think the pastor’s advice to this person will be based on? His knowledge of God’s law or his own experience that is not what God allows?

 

It will be hard for that person to guide us right, and if we do not know any better we could become further steeped in sin. That is why you may see a church where not only is the pastor breaking the law of God but he may be encouraging those who are under him to do the same. I have noticed that now that they are in deep sin, instead of repenting before God, they will find scriptures to back them up. Of course, the scripture is taken out of context but the new Christian may not notice that.

 

I have found that most people, when doing things they know is against the Word of God, will find a way to justify it. Things like saying, that was only in the Old Testament or that was only for those days and not for today. My favorite is this one, “God loves me too much to want me to be unhappy.”

 

The Word of God says this, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

 

So how God felt about things in the old days is the way He still feels about things.

This scripture is often taken out of context to ignore sinning of ministers, “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:15

 

It is not then smart for us to go around gossiping and mocking a minister of God. It is however smart for us to understand that to stay in that place is not what God wants us to do. Pray for the person, pray for your situation and let God work it out. To stay there is not helpful for you. A pastor is supposed to be “a covering” over us. A pastor is to shepherd God’s people.

 

We all know people who sinned and God still used them, after they repented, in a mighty, mighty way. I think of David. God had His hand on David from his childhood. David did not lose his anointing when he sinned, but God did bring some troubles to him that caused him to repent and ask God’s forgiveness for his affair with Bathsheba and having her husband killed. God then restored David. There is hope for everyone. It’s God’s business and not mine or yours.

 

When Chuck and I first got married he was going to a church he liked. Because I moved away from the town and church I was going to, when we got married, I started going to Chuck’s church.

 

One of my gifts is Spiritual discernment. I began to notice that the pastor was out of line with his foster daughter. It was so blatantly bad that it appeared his wife knew about it but was too physically sick to leave the marriage.
I spoke to Chuck about it. He didn’t say much but I noticed that he then began to look at some of the things going on and I could see it troubled him.

 

I kept quiet but I was praying for Chuck to be truly convinced that I was right. Finally, one day a few things happened and the pastor and his foster daughter’s affair was made clear right in front of Chuck and me.

 

At that point Chuck and I discussed it on the way home and he said, “We are leaving there. We aren’t going back.” Later, people from the church would call us and try to find out why we were leaving. We had decided to not discuss it with anyone. We would tell them, “It’s a personal reason.” Even the deacon called us, then his wife. Still we declined to tell them. I don’t know what happened to that man, and his church. I can say that we still, to this day, are thankful God gave us the strength to not gossip and simply leave the church.

 

There was no way that a man, that out of step with God, should be leading and guiding others.

 

Today there are a lot of ministers, prophets, apostles, and teachers cropping up. The majority of them are wonderful people, ordained by God and full of the Holy Spirit.

 

Pray for discernment. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck.

 

Move on, and pray for the person. Unfollow them on Facebook and go on.

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

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“Ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2

“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, What ever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”
“Before, you asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24

 

That first scripture was hanging me up. It says that we have not because we ask not. Well, I was asking but not receiving so I began to do a study on that scripture. I wanted to know what I was missing.

 

As you can see there are other scriptures that say the same thing.

 

Through study, and hearing the voice of God, I believe there are real reasons our prayers often go unanswered.

 

First we often ask with bad motives. Bad motives, I believe, are when we ask out of selfish reasons. We want something, perhaps, so that we can brag about it to our friends and delight in seeing their jealousy. That’s a wrong reason.

 

Another reason our prayers are not answered, at times, is that we ask for something that is not good for us and will led us into sin. For example, we cannot ask the Lord to bring us someone else’s husband and expect that He will do that. It violates His law on marriage.

 

However, the main reason most of our prayers go unanswered is that we have limiting beliefs. We may not believe that we are good enough, smart enough, or talented enough for what we are asking God for. Those limiting beliefs do not line up with God’s thoughts and so those prayers go unanswered.

 

Let’s start by understanding that we are God’s beloved children.

 

As children of God, he thinks we are special. He made us and like any other artist he is proud of his work.

 

I like to use the example of the way we love our own children. We think they are special. We think they are almost perfect. When we do recognize their faults, we still believe that they have the ability to change into the best version of themselves. We don’t give up that belief. We don’t like it much when, even though they are trying to help, other people talk badly about our children.

 

When we understand our relationship with Daddy God it helps us to understand, even more, His love and care for us.

 

So now we have to look at the words that come out of our mouths and the thoughts that come into our minds. Do they line up with God’s thoughts about us?

 

Let’s use the example of a man who is not what we would generally think of as handsome. We may not understand it but often we see him dating beautiful women. We know, for example, he is not rich. So how does he always date beautiful women?

 

The answer is that his thoughts, of himself, are not negative. He doesn’t think, “I am not that great looking, that woman will never go out with me!” Instead he thinks he looks great. He has that self-confidence that people are drawn to and therefore his thinking about dating beautiful women is not limited. He believes the sky is the limit and, because God thinks he is special too, he asks and he receives.

 

That is an example of our thoughts aligning with the thoughts of God.

 

Now, lets take this into the area of finances. We may be praying for God to bless us financially while at the same time thinking, “I am not going to make it. I can’t seem to dig myself out of this hole.” Or we might think, “I would start my own business but I don’t know how to make my own website or talk to people.”

 

Those are examples of limiting thoughts that do not line up with the word of God. To change things we need to start believing that we are as smart as the next person. We can believe that with God’s help we can figure out how to make a website. We can go online and do a Google search, on “How to make a website.”

 

God says, “Beloved I wish above all else that you would prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.”

 

In order to get answers to our prayers we have to get rid of limiting beliefs about our abilities. We pray and we believe that we can do anything and we believe that with God’s help NOTHING is impossible. We then step out towards our dreams believing that God is partnering with us to answer our prayers.

 

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

 

In order to build up our faith we have to soak ourselves in God’s word. We turn to Christian Radio in our cars; we spend time each day in the bible, we listening to Christian CD’s or sermons for free on You Tube. All these things will increase our faith.

 

Music is a trigger. It often puts our mind into believing the wrong things about the world and acceptable behavior. There is nothing wrong with secular music but we need to equal time listening to positive things too. If not we can find ourselves becoming really jaded.

 

I believe, as we start to align our minds with Christ, we can ask and we can receive, abundantly, those things that our hearts desire.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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Align Your Mind With The Mind Of God

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Psalm 34:17-18 the righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

Our moods can change really quickly. One minute everything is great and the next minute we our in a bad mood and obsessing over one problem or the other.

 

I recently had an incident in my life that I could not seem to break free of obsessing over. To me it is an emotionally painful situation and it never seems to get better no matter how much I pray. Believe me I have prayed until I am blue in the face and the situation doesn’t get better. I was praying in the spirit this week when God began to download to my mind a teaching for others and myself about the danger of obsessing over problems and how doing that makes things worse.

 

God began to show me what happens in the spirit world when we focus on one problem obsessively. Without knowing it the problem gets bigger and we actually attract more problems by constantly praying in a negative way about our problems. We have all been there. We start to tell the Lord about what is going on, from our perspective, and we begin to tell him how awful the situation is and that we “just do not know what we are going to do about it.” We go on from there with one negative confession after the other. In the Kingdom of God, one of the Kingdom principals is, “What we say is what we get.”

 

God begin to speak to my heart and said the following, “If this situation was completely rectified and everything concerning it was perfect, how would you feel?” I thought about how I would feel without the problem. I determined I would feel happy, peaceful and secure. God then said, “I want you to imagine yourself feeling like that every time you think about it and then pray to me with gratitude that you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Do not mention the problem, I already know your problems. Just thank Me as if everything was exactly as you want it to be. That puts your mind and my mind as ONE. I want only GOOD things for you always, you already have those things it’s simply the enemy of your soul who wants you fretting over things that you, already, have every right, as MY daughter, to have. Every time you start to obsess over things just STOP and go to that peaceful place in your mind where you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Before you know that it will become habit, and things will line up to bring answers to your problems that make you feel happy, peaceful and secure. You must align your thoughts with MINE and not those of Satan!”

 

You see, God has a purpose for each life. He never gives up on that purpose, and as we keep our mind on the positive attributes of God’s Kingdom, and His will for our lives, we shift the negative focus to one that is positive and the heavenly realms respond to it and bring back positive things in our lives.

 

The same thing can be said about our finances and what we see as a lack of money. We look at what we see around us and we panic. We say things like, “The economy is bad, the world is in a bad state financially and I do not know what to do!” Our minds do not know the difference. If we say those things then those things come to pass. Instead we can shift that by feeling the same feelings we would feel if we had enough money to pay our bills on time, do some things we want to do and bless others. We then start to praise God for the things we do have. God operates in an attitude of gratitude. So many times we hear people say, “Get real, tell it like it is!” Telling it “like it is” will keep things like they are, in our lives, forever.

 

The Word of God says, in 3 John 2;  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.”

 

What story are you telling everyone today? Are you full of self-pity and worry? Do you repeat that over and over every time you speak to someone? Doing that sets us up for failure. Instead write a new story for yourself. Set goals and see yourself as a person that has the power, with the help of God, to tear up the bad chapter in your story and write one in which you are happy, healthy and prosperous.

 

Focus on your God given purpose in life. Do not focus on the problems.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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The Real Meaning of Unconditional Love

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“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord holy people, 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.”

Ephesians 3-17-19

How many times do we do something that we know we should not do, or how many times do we remember things we did in that past, and wonder if God really loves us and how many times to we truly believe, in our heart of hearts that God has forgiven us completely?

This morning my husband and I were discussing God’s unconditional love. We often hear of people doing things or see them doing things and we think, “God, that person is a demon right from hell, why do you put up with it? Why don’t you strike them down?”

In the Old Testament my favorite example of someone feeling that way was the story of Jonah. He looked at the things the people in Nineveh were doing and to him these folks seemed beyond hope.

God spoke to Jonah to go and tell these people of God’s love and salvation and Jonah actually ran from God and, at first, refused to do so. God had other ways of getting Jonah back in line, and we all remember that story of Jonah being inside the belly of the whale after he was thrown off the ship he had used to escape from God’s voice.

Finally, Jonah, through hard circumstances, saw the light and returned back to Nineveh and through his preaching many were saved and turned away from the things they were doing to displease God. (Book of Jonah Chapter 4)

In order to understand God’s deep love for us we must first understand that we are His children.

My husband and I were talking about some of our children that have grieved our hearts and disappointed us with their hurtful actions. We had to admit that even though they hurt and disappoint us we never get over that love, deep inside us, for our children and we always pray for miracles and that they will come to know God personally. Not just know of Him, but know HIM PERSONALLY!

If you want to understand God’s unconditional love then please think about someone whom you love more then life itself. A family member, a friend or whomever it may be.

Deep in your heart you dream of the time you can be reconciled with that person and pray to God to save them. I know you do that because it’s human nature.

Other people may have given up on you, or one of their loved ones, but God never will. That is unconditional love and it transcends all situations and anything we could ever do!

God has not turned His back on us. We may feel distant from Him but that’s our problem. Not His problem.

Know that you and I are never so far away from Christ that we cannot be brought back into His presence.

He loves us unconditionally. He stands at the door of our hearts today and knocks loudly. Isn’t it time we let Him back in!

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Learning To Lean On God Alone

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Learning To Depend On God Alone
Matthew 4:21-22

Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.…

Notice how in the above scripture, James and John never gave their father another thought. That’s how convinced they were that God had another plan for their lives.

Today after praying I begin to think about people who feel they must manipulate others for their own benefit.

This can be a parent of grown children, a wife or a husband, a good friend or even a child. It’s really a selfish spirit that seeks to have their own will and will do everything and anything to get things exactly how they want it.

One of the most common things manipulative people do is use guilt towards other people. Things are said like, “How can you do that if you love me,” or they will transfer their true feeling onto you by saying, “ You will never make it without me!”

It’s so hard to sometimes let our adult children go. I faced a similar situation with my only daughter. She lived with me for several years and I got so used to her being there that truthfully I believe I depended upon her too much. I depended upon her to do things I could do for myself and was really just too lazy to do. So when she fell in love and wanted to move away, I was heart broken, and begin to worry, “What am I going to do?” Even though I am a Christian, a counselor and really do know better, I found myself doing and saying things that I knew were not of God in an effort to keep her close by.

One day, during my time with the Lord, I was led to pick up a little book of daily words of messages from God. I opened it to the following words, “Trustingly place your child in God’s loving hands. Your heart is bound to the heart of the child. Loose the cord of affection lest it break.” That hit home, and from that point on I apologized to my daughter and supported the desire of her heart to go on and live her life.

God spoke to my heart with a bird analogy. What if a mother bird never kicked the baby bird out of the nest, would it ever learn to fly? Birds are meant to fly, and our children are not meant to live with us forever. It is only selfishness that wants to keep them with us forever.

Often times God has things for our grown child to accomplish and their place is where God has called them to be, not with us all their lives.

Watch closely in your life for a spirit of manipulation. It destroys relationships, will mess up plans and will rob you of your peace. Rebuke trying to manipulate and control other’s lives and apply wisdom and understanding.

God is who we should depend on. Not other people. When we trust in Him, He will see that we are provided with all we need. Sometimes we get so bogged down in human emotions we take our eyes off of Him and place them on other people. By doing so we make that person an idol. We place them above God, thinking without them we will not survive. God is all we need and we can do all things through Him, as He gives us strength. For those things we cannot do physically, God will provide someone to help us!

Let Go and Let God!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

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Double Mindedness Blocks Blessings

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Double mindedness will block blessings all the time. If we are in prayer one minute and indulging in things that God doesn’t like another we are blocking blessings.

Another thing that will block blessings is not being sure of what we really want. One week we want one thing, and the next week we want something else. In prayer this morning I was reminded to be sure of what I want and then believe in faith that I have it. Be specific with God and don’t give up the vision of your desired answer to prayer.

Father help us to stay true to you and avoid temptations to go into the same sins that brought us down the first time. As we are faithful to you, help us to remember to make our prayer requests specific and to believe that what we ask for, we receive. Thank you Father, we ask these things in Your Precious Name! Amen

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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Satan Preys Without Ceasing

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1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Recently I have had occasion to interact with two demon possessed people. Not in the same place, but it was obvious that they had demons inside of them. These people do not realize it and I think that they are completely unaware that they have opened a door to the dark side.

The important thing to remember, before I continue, is that these demons never can be successful in their attacks against Christians. According to the Word of God we have the power of God inside of us, as blood bought Christians, and the powers of darkness are subject to US as children of God.

When God is trying to show me something He often leads me into study, out of the blue, and at the same time I begin to notice other Christians are being led to study the same thing.

First, I had interaction with a demon possessed woman working at a store. She studied me waiting in line, once I got in front of her to do my business it was obvious to me that she had a demon working in her. Therefore when she “went off” on me and my husband I had seen it coming. At one time the demon inside of her started laughing at us. Watch people who laugh at inappropriate times, often that is a strong sign of demon possession.

I came home and started praying about that interaction. I had noticed a lot of other demonic demonstrations in the last year, and so have you beloved of the Lord. If you have seen people killing masses of people who do you think empowers a person to murder? You can call it radical religion, or mental illness, but the truth that Christians know is that it is the work of a demon working through a person who has given themselves over to beliefs that oppose God.

God began to teach me a couple of important things. First, He took me on a study of the blood of Jesus. The blood shed by Jesus is extremely Holy. Claiming that blood that He shed to die for our sins, is no different then the Israelites putting the blood of a lamb on their doorposts so that their children would not be killed.

“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.” Exodus 12:23

Jesus is the Lamb of God. We understand that symbolism and so we can now claim the power of that blood for us and our children.

Secondly, we are in the time spoken of in Revelation. We are in the time of the “end time” demons. These demons are stronger because Satan is well aware that his time is coming to a end.

The bible speaks of the time of the end as being a seven year period of time. I believe we may have already been through the first part of that seven year period.

In an article from Revelation Logic, an unknown author says the following;

“The final seven-year end times period corresponds with the 70th week of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27). The first 3 1/2 years of this period may actually seem like “business as usual” for the earth. The first four seal events will be fulfilled during this time, but those events are not that exceptional. People have risen to great political prominence (as in the first seal) many times in the past, there have been many wars and famines (as in the second and third seals), and many people have died of such things (as in the fourth seal). There have even been multiple peace treaties involving Israel (like the “covenant” mentioned in Dan 9:27).”

I believe it is very possible we have passed from that period of time to the “mid-time” of tribulation. During that period the author says the following;

“However, when the first 3 1/2 years are finished, we will have reached the midpoint of the end times period, and things start happening in the angelic realm that will strongly shape the course of events on earth for the second 3 1/2 years. This is the period called the time, times, and half a time (Dan 7:25, Dan 12:7), and it begins with the 42 months of the great tribulation, as discussed below:

The Midpoint

Rev 12:7-12 – 7And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. The Kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 11“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. 12“For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”

At the midpoint of the seven-year end times period, God gives the command to expel Satan from His presence in heaven, and Satan is thus cast down to the earth. I believe Satan knows that this time is coming, but he doesn’t know when it will happen. When that time arrives, Satan will be enraged because he will then know that his time is short, specifically, the time, times, and half a time period (Rev 12:14).”

So these end time demons are strong and able to work against Christians with a stronger presence then we have seen in the past.

When people say, “This world seems to be going to hell” they are correct, and yet they see it through secular eyes. We, as Christian, have read the end of the book and we know that we win in the end.

In the meantime, the only way to fight these demons is by pleading the blood over yourself, and your family on a daily basis. Once we realize what is going on we are able to fight these situations being prepared, prayed up and covered with the blood.
When we come across a demon possessed person it is best to simply walk away, if possible. If not then what I have learned to do is start praying, in my head, for the person in front of me, pleading the blood of Jesus over the tongue in their mouth, and praying a hedge of safety around me.

In order to fight these demons we have to be living in God’s will on a daily basis. Like the little saying I saw recently says, “Part-time Christians Cannot Defeat Full-Time Devils.”

We cannot be living an “almost” Christian life,” because it would be a real heartache to “almost” get into heaven, as Greg Laurie teaches.

Today, if there is anything holding you back get rid of it. Give it to Jesus and give any weak area’s of your life to Him. You may feel weak, but Jesus living inside of you is strong.

Some of you, unfortunately, have some part-time Christians living in your home. Pray for them, without ceasing. Pray that God will do what He needs to do to bring them to surrender. Sadly, these family members can try to manipulate Christians with their drama and they often cause a spirit of division in families. Remember, no matter what your relation to these folks is,  JESUS IS LORD. Do not give in to their manipulations. We need to please God, not people. Follow the same thing when dealing with family members that are not living completely for God. Plead the blood of Jesus over yourself when dealing with them, and do not let Satan get you on their “drama” level. Sometimes, it’s best to turn and walk away from them. Let them know, “I love you but I cannot deal with you at the moment.” Then pray over them in your head. Anoint their car, their toothbrush, ECT. with healing oil. You can use Crisco oil if that’s all you have. Do not let them know you are doing it. I have seen people change in radical ways by using that method.

The purpose of this is to let you know what you are experiencing is real, and to give you practical methods of dealing with it. It will not get better. It is only going to get worse. Stay prayed up and close to God. Have faith that He is with you and protects you and your loved ones.

I am not a biblical scholar and I do not want to argue with anyone concerning the Tribulation period. Many believe we will be raptured before the Tribulation, and that’s fine. I personally believe we are in it now, and that’s what I am convinced of. Either way, pre-tribulation or going through the Tribulation I know that God is with me, and I am going to live with Him.

In His All-Forgiving Love,
Cathie Miller

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Plow Up The Hard Ground Of Your Hearts

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“Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
for now is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come
and shower righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12

“Fallow ground is ground which has once been tilled, but which now lies in waste, and needs to be broken up and mellowed, before it is it is ready to receive grain.” Charles Finney

Today was a strange day in that, looking back on it, the Lord was trying to get my attention. First of all I had trouble with my computer. It was very slow and it took me awhile to figure out what was going on. Now, if my spirit had been where it should have been, I would have taken that set back as a sign that God was trying to get my attention. But it took more then that to get me where God could speak to me. We had a snow storm today and the satellite for my television wasn’t able to get a signal. Even after the sky cleared I still didn’t have a signal. On top of all of that our heater quit working and so finally, I retreated to bed and my electric blanket for warmth. It was then when I finally got still and began, in the peace and quiet forced upon me, to listen to the voice of the Lord.

I have studied the bible for thirty-seven years and yet, for some reason I never paid any attention to the scripture at the beginning of the blog. Maybe I read it sometime, but if I did I don’t remember it.

God began to speak to me about breaking up fallow ground. I have thought for sometime that God was getting ready to do something BIG. My spirit senses that He is going to move in a way that people will know, that they know, God is with them in a mightier way then they have ever experience before.

I talk to so many people who are good Christians. People who love the Lord and live for Him daily and yet their lives seem to be in shambles. Finances are not good, family members are ill, jobs are not out there and many Christians are standing on a thin line between holding on and giving up. Yet we get up each day and continue to believe that somehow, someway God is going to move in our situations.

But why isn’t He moving yet? God spoke to my heart this evening that many of us have had to have the fallow grounds of our lives tilled. We have had to have things broken up and mellowed. We have had situations that have been like nothing before. These situations have broken up the hard area’s of our hearts and humbled us and made us more ready then ever before to receive the new grain, the seed of our futures, that God is ready to plant inside of us!

There are hard situations and then there are hard situations. I recently heard a testimony of a young man who had the fallow ground of his life broken up in a way I don’t think many could comprehend. He was in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive device that ripped off both of his legs and part of one of his arms. Think of it. No matter what I have faced in the past two years and as awful as some of those things have seemed, nothing compares to the price that man paid for our freedom. Yet, he has said that He believes that God had used that experience to break him. He said there were area’s of his life that were not surrendered to God and has hard as it seemed to imagine, He believes he is a better person and more useful to God because of what He has been through. Now he is giving his testimony in churches nationwide and it moves so many people that they surrender their lives to Christ on the spot!

These things, Beloved of the Lord, that we are going through are getting ready to end. God is going to use each circumstance to give us a testimony that we never would have had without going through what we have been through. The peace we have learned to rely on, in the midst of our own personal battles, is the peace of God that passes all human understanding. Yet these hard times have matured us, given us more compassion and readied us for the times ahead.

Soil must be right before a seed will grow. We cannot grab seed in our hands and throw it willy-nilly on the ground and hope for the best. If we want a good crop we have to make sure that the land, that seemed no good to grow anything, is broken up and worked until it reaps wonderful crops.

Get ready to see a move of God in your life that you have never experienced before. Get ready to see miracles to your right and to your left. God is getting ready to put some people in front of you that need to know Him. Because of what you have experienced you will reach a greater number of people then you ever could imagine.

Broken fallow ground gives forth wonderful different crops on the same land ,that prior to that breaking, had seemed wasted and useless.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

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Don’t Know What To Do?

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“I will not leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” John 14:18

Just about every Christian I know is going through strange hard times in one way or the other.

Christians are being hit on every side. A lot of us cannot figure out what is going on. We are trying our best to live for the Lord. We are trying to stay positive and keep our eyes on Him and not our problems. We go through something wonderful we praise God and breathe a sigh of relief, and then before you know it we are being hit again.

Did you ever see one of those clown blow-up toys with weights on the bottom of them? You hit them down and they pop up again. Over and over you hit, with all your strength, and they still pop back up.

That’s what it’s like for the Christian now days.

Yesterday I had a situation that has been bothering me for days. I felt like a juggler trying to juggle the balls and keep all the pieces from falling apart. I have been praying for my situation for over a month. I have believed that God is able to do miracles, and I still do, but try as I may I do not have a solution to a certain matter.

I poured out my heart to God, and finally I began to hear from him. I said, “God you know my heart on this situation. I have been honest in handling things, I have done what is expected of me, but this is not coming together and for once in my life I am stumped. What should I do?”

Immediately I heard that still voice in my head that I have come to realize as God. The voice said, “Cathie, I want you to do nothing.” I said, “Do nothing God? You must be kidding.” Again I heard, “Do nothing!”

The strange thing about it is that it made no natural sense, but immediately I felt peace, like a river, wash over me as I decided to just do nothing.

I felt convinced that it would all fall into place, as God planned it, and since there was no way out of the situation I would just wave the white flag of surrender to what was, what is and what is to be.

I then began to think of other areas of my life I might just need to surrender and let go of also. I saw something troublesome outside and instead of worry over the situation I thought to myself, “Who cares what happens anyway! I am going to forget it and handle whatever happens when and if it happens. Guess what? The situation righted itself and it became no big deal.

We say that we trust in God, yet we still rush around trying to make things happen the way we want them to happen. We have been so used to doing that, that it feels unnatural when we let go.

Take this political situation in the USA. A whole lot of people stress over what will happen if this one or the other one gets elected and we can’t wait to put a snarky little poster or saying against the candidate we can’t stand on FB.

But as Christians our hope should be in no human being, only in the Lord. We belong to God and no matter who is elected we will be just fine! His kids will always be safe because Jesus rides in the boat with us.

Let go beloved. What is going to be is going to be. Continue to pray, of course, but pray the scriptures not the problem. God will always part the Red Seas in our behalf when we are living to please Him.

I still have my problem today, I am not going to lie to you, but I have supernatural, abundant peace in the midst of it. I am not losing sleep. I am not fretting. I am living my life one minute at a time, and letting go of the worry that never solves a thing.

On a practical note there are many well-loved men and women of God who have been teaching lately that God has taken back a bit of His covering at this time. Our land has been polluted and is no longer blessed. There is a specific date when Perry Stone believes this happened but that story is his to tell and not mine. I suggest you go to You Tube and do some searching of the latest Perry Stone messages and listen to them. There is much knowledge there concerning the times we are living in.

It doesn’t mean that God is still not answering our prayers, because He is and He does. It just means that there are more demons between us and heaven holding our angels assistance back. Right now it’s about staying in peace no matter what is going on in our lives. We have God on our side. We will overcome anything any demon from hell puts into our pathway!

So throw out your white flag beloved! Throw it on the ground and say “I surrender, I just don’t care anymore so hit me with your best shot LIFE!”

That’s what I am doing.

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Please God, I Cannot Take Any More!

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3 But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

 

I have read and studied the above scripture for many years and never has it felt as real to me as it does now.

Many people, myself included, are experiencing some of the hardest situations of their lives. It seems as if sometimes I get through one stressful situation simply to be faced with another. Do you feel that way too, beloved of the Lord?

Often, we wonder where God is. We are trying our best to be true to Him and His will for our lives and we cannot understand why He lets the “stuff” continue if He still loves us. We may have a bad day when we feel we cannot go on, and we blame Him for letting us down. Thankfully we come to our senses and the next day we ask Him for forgiveness for our unbelief and we go on and like good soldiers we press forward.

I asked the Lord, in prayer recently, what was going on. I told Him, “You said you would not give us more then we can bear Lord, but sometimes I feel as if I cannot bear things anymore.”

When you pray to hear from God be open to hearing from Him in different and diverse ways. You don’t often hear a booming voice giving you instruction. More then often you hear a thought in your head, or you see something, or read something, that comes to you at just the right time and is the answer to your prayers.

So it was, when a few days ago, a friend said to me, “I think God is preparing us for the final battle. I think we have passed basic training and now we are going on to “Special Forces” training.

WOW! That resonated with my spirit and I begin to meditate on those words and as I did God let me know that, thanks to my friend, I was on the right track of learning the wisdom of why things seem so hard these days.

First of all, we are fighting Satan’s advanced forces. Some of these folks that come against us are advanced in the ways of being cruel, mean and just plain evil. So there is that. We have to try not to dwell on their ways and actions and say as Christ did, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do!”

It’s not easy. These folks, as in the scripture above, are completely devoid of self-control it seems. Whatever comes to their mind, they say. Whatever they feel like doing for revenge, because they always have to win, they do.

We are left wondering what we did. We tried to be good and loving to them, and then they stab us in the back. Well, most often, we didn’t do anything. The Satan in them notices the Christ in us and attacks. These are people demons use, empty shells with an assignment against the children of God. Do they know they are being used? No, they do not, in my opinion. But once we realize who they are it makes it easier for us to understand.

Our finances are being dried up to the point that we cannot use them to help others, as we want to! I see need and I want to meet it. Most of the time I have to rely on God these days, totally, to meet our own daily needs. I know some of you, if you are honest, are experiencing the same thing.

It takes strength to fight the good fight these days and yet a lot of us have health problems to fight with each day also.

Because we are in the last days we are in the advanced stages of battle. If we can learn to praise God in the midst of these battles the devil will flee. If we give in to self-pity these lessons last a lot longer.

What I am learning to do, in the midst of things, is continually praise God. Even if I don’t feel like it, I say, “Jesus, I don’t know what’s going on. It’s not fair, but regardless I trust in you to help me withstand this onslaught!”

The more I praise the more peace surrounds me in these circumstances. The bible tells us the Lord God inhabits the praises of His people. When we praise He stands next to us and holds us up.

In the political season we are in we have to learn to rise above our fear. It helps to remember that no matter who is elected our help comes from God, not man. Regardless of who wins we will be all right because our Father, God, is on our side! The horrible things I hear and read of people saying to one another comes from FEAR. FEAR of the unknown and what these people can do to our peaceful existence. So the love of God cancels out FEAR. We must bathe in His love and relax in the fact that Daddy God will not let the ungodly rule over us!

Once we have learned some of these lessons we then can go on to teach them to others.

This past Easter weekend was hard for me. I had no money and only a couple of things here to eat. I prayed that God would touch someone’s, anyone’s heart to bring us some food, send us some money or invite us over. Guess what? None of that happened.

At dinnertime we had a small amount of brown rice and a few little steamed carrots. I started to feel sorry for myself when the voice of God spoke to my heart the following; “Some people do not even have this much to eat. Some people do not have a warm place to be with a roof over their head. Quit complaining and praise me for what you do have!” and so, I lifted my head and moved on. I was learning what so many people in this world know about, what it’s like to go to bed hungry. But we survived, and so will you.

Could God have supplied us with a ham and a strawberry pie? Probably, but we are in training to minister to others in the same situation.

I know you are hurting, but this is going to end soon and you are going to pass through to another level. In the meantime stop blaming God. Stop seeing Him as letting you down. Understand that He starts training with those who are willing to listen, and then He uses those folks to explain things to others. Things about His never failing love. Things about His faithfulness! Things about our future in His kingdom!

The point where you are now is the point where a lot of people give up. I notice that a lot of the people who do not have faith in God turned against Him when they had a prayer that didn’t get answered for one reason or another. Instead of understanding God’s reasoning for not getting their answer they turn against Him. This point that you are at now is the point in which you are being advanced in wisdom and understanding. It’s the Ph.D. level. There are two roads in front of you. The one of denying God leads to death and lack, the one in choosing to believe, regardless of the circumstances, leads to blessings and eternal life.

In God’s Never Ending Love,

Cathie

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