Those Who Reject God And His People

“Do not cast your pearls before swine. Do not waste good things on people who will not appreciate them. This proverb is adapted from a saying of Jesus from the Gospels, “Cast not pearls before swine.” Jesus appears to be warning his disciples to preach only before receptive audiences.”

Earlier this year the Lord spoke to my heart to share something with someone who is saved but obviously backslidden. As I started to do that she looked me right in the eye and walked away and out of the room.

I felt bad because I realized it wasn’t just me she was rejecting but God. When she looked me in the eye I saw not her but a demon operating through her.

I decided at that time that she made a choice. Not only to be disrespectful to me but, much more importantly, to God.

So we have to remember that some people are not EVER going to be receptive to the truth. Some people will have to go through more before they cry out to God to “save me, Father!” And since we don’t know which way it will go we must shake the dust from our feet and move on to where we are needed.

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“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6

In His Unconditional Love

Cathie Miller

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

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Self-Pity is Ugly

Sometimes there is a pay-off for constant self-pity, playing the victim, etc. The pay-off is attention. Another pay-off is using these things as an excuse for not achieving goals.

At first the attention is given by people who feel sorry for the person…..but ten plus years down the road people start to avoid people who play the victim.

It’s not that some don’t have reasons for their victim mentality. Years of devastation, betrayal, rejection and loss have occurred.

God wants to heal the years the locust have eaten away. Like my favorite song says, “He’s a way-maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness..”

Only His supernatural healing power will restore you!

Joel 2:24-26

…24The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. 25I will repay you for the years that the swarming locusts have eaten— the young locust, the destroying locust, and the devouring locust My great army that I sent against you. 26You will have plenty to eat, until you are satisfied. You will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you. My people will never again be put to shame.…

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

He’s Your Ride Or Die God

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“This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.b I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:10-14
Sometimes our lives make absolutely no sense at all. We have a vision of what we want our lives to look like but then things happen that were not in our script. Things like job lay offs, illnesses, tragedies, misunderstandings and betrayals. People come and people go unexpectedly and suddenly we are in the middle of a life we hadn’t planned on having.

In my life I have learned that these changes, these life-events, force us to face our vulnerabilities. Some of these changes we face in life make us realize that we are not perfect and we can’t do things the way we want to do them anymore.

If you are lucky you will have one or two “ride or die” friends that stick by you during these unexpected life changes. But truthfully those friends are rare. There is an old song with a line in it that goes, “Nobody wants you when you are down and out.” Maybe like me you found that out too.

I had one person I considered a ride or die friend, but then I found out she had told things about my life, and problems, to her whole family. As a matter of fact some of them listened in to our phone conversations. That betrayal was painful, but in the long run it only served to bring me closer to God and left her wondering why I no longer wanted to be her friend.

Like me you may have found that God is the only person who you can go to and be honest with about your feelings that will not betray you and derive pleasure from your downfall.

When, due to my husband’s catastrophic illness, we lost our entire savings our life changed in so many ways. Losing our life savings, due to all the things that come along with health challenges that health insurance just doesn’t cover, caused life changes in our living style. We lived in a beautiful 3,000 square foot home at the time, and then, when that got too expensive we leased a home to buy it because our credit was ruined too. We lost that home due to a breach of contract by the crazy owner, and ended up in a small home that we were thankful to have. At one time it looked as if we would be living in our car.

Instead of offering actual help many people either ignored us, gossiped about us, or offered to pray for us. Yes, the prayer is much needed but showing up and just helping works well too. Many times people in life crisis are too depressed to even get dressed so understand that too!

I could go on and on but I know that many of you reading this could tell your own stories. You are here, but holding on to your faith in God like a titanic survivor holding onto a life raft.

Don’t try to make much sense of it because I have found that do to that is a horrible waster of time and brings in a horrible sense of self-pity. You start thinking about one thing that is wrong and then that cascades into a series of thinking of everything else that went wrong. Before you know it you are in bed, can’t get up or get dressed and horribly depressed.

As a counselor I have heard many tales of people trying to cope with life changes in bizarre ways. My favorite by far is the one of a woman whose marriage fail completely apart a week after her husband had sent her a dozen roses at work for her birthday. After bragging to everyone at work about how blessed she was to have him she found out he was not only involved with another woman but the woman was pregnant with his child. She went to the store and bought a case of Jiffy Peanut Butter and sat in bed with a spoon eating it and throwing the empty jars on the floor. When she finally let her mother into the house her mother saw the trail of empty peanut butter jars and spoons and said, “Honey, you have to snap out of this.” Yes, we both laughed about it. However, if you have ever been anywhere close to devastated in life, you can certainly understand.

Until I really experienced it myself I never knew the desperation behind the statement, “What am I going to do now!”

I want you to know that there is hope, you will make it. You don’t think so, but you will. You will come out the other side of this much a much better person then you were before. You will survive.

The key is to come to terms with the problem. Realize it won’t change but that’s okay you ARE GOING TO MAKE IT. Once you can quit feeling sorry for yourself you simple get up, shower, dress and set about to create a new story of your life. In this story you are the heroine that overcomes. You will put one foot in front of the other and survive and learn so much in doing so. One step at a time and one day at a time. You are fierce and you are strong. You are not going to let whatever broke you destroy you. Against all odds you are going to make a new, beautiful life for yourself. The only ones who don’t make it, truthfully, are the ones who don’t accept the truth and determine to move on.

You are going to have to do that anyway, so why not today! Change your story, write a new script. In this story you, like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind, make up your mind that as God is your witness you will never be destroyed like this again! You are a survivor. Life messed with the wrong person!

Pray and ask God to help you. He will, He is just waiting for you to get up first. When he healed the man outside of the waters of Bethesda he said to the man, “Get up. Take your mat and get up!” Then, God worked in his behalf and healed him. He will do the same for you!

In God’s Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

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To His Precious Hurting Child

John 10:10 (GNT) The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.

Never forget that the devil is a foe who constantly seeks to destroy us. Why? Because he knows his eventual end is Hell. He wants company there. He hates God and wants to steal His children.

Today while praying I sensed in the spirit there are many being hurt needlessly by someone on a regular basis. You think if you ignore them and love them unconditionally they will feel bad and change. In the meantime each day you feel a little bit worse about yourself.

Please remember that not everyone who calls themselves a Christian really is. Just like you don’t become a car by sitting in a garage, you don’t become a Christian by sitting in a church.

In an effort to destroy you the devil is using this person and the hurtful words that come out of their mouth. Pray for God’s salvation for this person because without a total commitment to God they won’t change.

Get out now and remove yourself from Satan’s territory.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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He Wants You To Stand Still

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You think you have a problem today? How about this one?

The Israelites were in a world of hurt. They had the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaohs Egyptian Army in back of them.

Exodus 14:10-14 10And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. 11And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

The Lord wants you to do the same thing that he told the Israelites to do STAND STILL THE LORD SHALL FIGHT FOR YOU HOLD YOUR PEACE.

But standing still sounds like doing nothing to most of us. We rush around, we wring our hands and we say, “Lord, what am I going to do?” We all get that manipulative Jezebel spirit on us every now and then. We think we have to figure it out. When we cannot do that we call first one friend and then another and pour out our problems hoping that they will help us.

The Word of God tells us the following; I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from? 2My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

Our help comes from God. Not from mom and dad, not from our best friend, but from GOD.

I was doing a bible study on “standing still” today. It is amazing how many times, in so many verses of the bible, God tells us to stand still.

“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes!” 1 Samuel 12:16

“Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10

“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20-17

You may be thinking, “I am going to do this, or I am going to do that!” God is saying to you today beloved, STAND STILL.

God is not a man that EVER lies. He will do this for you and do it in a way you may never have thought of and from the hand of someone whom you never imagined blessing you.

Calm yourself. Sit down, take a deep breath in and hold it to the count of five, and then release it to the count of 5. Then say, “I am standing still and I am quiet while God solves this problem for me. I relax in peace because I belong to God and He is working this out for me now! I may not see Him at work but I knowHe is because His Word says He is.” Then relax. When the worry thoughts come back to you again, courtesy of the tormentor of your soul, do the same exact thing.

God has this! Send me an email with a miracle report so we can encourage others!

Stand STILL.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

Covenant Agreements With God

I bring this up because I think it will help someone to know this. I was counseling with someone yesterday that didn’t know this and she has been a longtime Christian.

In case you either have forgotten this or don’t know it; this is a reminder of something important.

I truly did not think of this until a woman I went to bible study with, many years ago, told me about it.

Let me use this story as an example.

I had a home that wasn’t selling. I prayed constantly about it and my bible study group prayed too. I needed to sell the home so that the kids and I could move to Seattle where the kids dad had been transferred.

In desperation one day I said to my bible study group, “Why isn’t this house selling? Pretty soon we are going to have two payments to make, one on this one and one on the house in Seattle.”

A lady in the group got a quizzical look on her face and said to me, “Cathie did you pray and ask God for the house you are living in now?” I told her that I had. She then said, “When you prayed and asked God for this house you came into Covenant agreement with Him. God will never break a covenant agreement. You will need to pray and ask God to allow you to break the covenant you came into for this house.”

I prayed and asked God to come out of agreement, God agreed and within less then a month the house sold.

So when you wonder what’s holding up your prayer requests stop and think if there is a covenant with God involving a prayer request that needs to be broken.

For instance say you prayed for a job you wanted and now you realize you want another job and you aren’t getting any offers, Try praying and ask God to allow you to break your covenant agreement for your current job and opening the door to a new one.

I don’t have time to list all the other scenarios but I am sure you get the idea. A new relationship may not be coming because you aren’t out of the covenant agreement you had with God concerning the last one you were in. This is just something to think about concerning unanswered prayers.

God takes covenant agreements very seriously and the only way out of one is to seek God’s permission.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

A Renewed Mind

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

More and more these days God’s people are becoming apathetic to the things of God. Nothing gets them “stirred up” You might be thinking to yourself, “I sure wish I could get excited about the Word of God and God’s work, but I just don’t feel that way anymore.”  What can you do to be stirred up for God?

Who do you spend your time around? If we spend our time around lifeless people who do nothing but complain we soon find that we “adapt” to their ways and start complaining too.

I have a certain friend who calls me and loves to complain. Nothing is ever right with her, nothing good, according to her, ever happens to her and she sees herself as a victim. The problem with that is that the “bad thing” that happened to her happened over six years ago. Still she is stuck in the self-pity mode. When I get off the phone with her I feel as if that spirit of depression that surrounds her, has attached itself to me. Now I feel down.

When we get like that we need to quit wishing things would change and take action ourselves to change things. The longer we hang out and feel sorry for ourselves the worse our lives will be. Feeling sorry for ourselves won’t change a thing. It doesn’t matter that we have every reason to feel bad about things that happened to us.

We need to stop whining. I used to do that. I would sit down and think about something that was done to me or something I had lost through the cruelty of someone else. I would think about how unfair it was and then I would start to cry and pick up the phone and dump on first one person then another.

One day God spoke to me as clear as a bell, and said, “You need to make a choice here, you can forget the past and move forward into the Promised Land I have for you, or you can remain pitiful forever.” Paul said the following regarding forgetting the past;

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13:14

It is really quite simple. We make it harder then it is. When Satan brings thought to us regarding hurtful things of our pasts, we can make a choice to tell him. “Buzz off Satan, that’s the past and I am moving forward.” Then we make a concentrated effort to put our minds on something else. We just won’t allow ourselves to wallow in self-pity anymore. It’s over, it happened and nothing can change it. We accept it, and we move on. PERIOD.

Now, we find a group of people who are excited about the things of God. Their excitement will “rub off” on us. They have plans and they have visions. If you attend a dead church where you walk in there on Sunday, punch a ticket and walk out and forget what you learned that day, you are not where God wants you to be.

You need to get the strength inside of you to move on and visit someplace else. I don’t care if you and your whole family have gone to that church for fifty years. You need to move on to a place where God is moving mightily in folk’s lives.

God wants us to be on fire for Him, and He wants us to associate with others who can motivate the Holy Spirit within us. We are always to be motivated by what is inside of us, and not by things on the outside. I believe the reason for such apathy in Christians today is that we tend to spend too much time in the world and not enough time with other believers.

When you make up your mind to find Christian fellowship God will present opportunities to you.  But that is the point today, it’s all about changing our outlook, by changing or minds about how bad our lives are, and going into another direction mentally with God.

We can do all things through Christ, who will strengthen us. If we continue to dwell in self-pity, Satan has us where he wants us, down and defeated. He gets a lot of mileage out of things that we refuse to let go of.

It breaks my heart when I see people who ruin each day by dwelling on something that happened in the past that cannot be changed. I have so many of those situations in my own life. If I wanted to dwell there I would probably go nuts.  God showed me that time wasted in self-pity is time that we can never get back. Today might be the last day for anyone of us. Only God knows how much time we have. I want to make the most of each and every moment. I want to choose to live happy in whatever time I have left. I want to be used of God, and God can’t use negative, unhappy people.

If you are still dwelling on something from your past, let it go. If you are a defeated Christian that has been saved for ten years or more, and you still seek comfort from others, rather then giving comfort to others, you need to grow up and mature in Christ.

Confront the lies of the enemy. Don’t constantly sit around wishing for you life to change so that you can be used of God. God wants to use you NOW.  God will use us for His glory in whatever situation we are in today. There is no such thing as the perfect life. There never has been and there never will be.  We need to learn to bloom where we are planted.

Constant self-pity is self-centered behavior. We can come out of it by putting our minds on someone else and solving their problem for them. God and His people should be our priority, not our own lives. Today, lets decide to not dwell on our past hurts. Lets’ put them behind us, take God’s hand and walk forward into the plan He has had for us from the beginning of time.

Father, we take our eyes off of our problems and ourselves. Put Your Hand over our mouths when we start to “go there.”  Turn our lives around today as we seek to be a problem solver for others. Bring happy, on fire for YOU Christians across our paths. In Your Name the Name above all names we pray today. Amen and Amen.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

Another Word From God

As I mentioned on Facebook the other night as we were listening to a Messianic message online, the Spirit Of The Lord fell in the room and enveloped me with a supernatural peace. Then I sensed God giving me a message for someone. Yesterday afternoon I could discern an angel of the Lord around me. My little cocker spaniel sensed it at the same time and the size of the angel frightened her. She moved towards me frightened.

I have seen angels at different times in my life. One time I visited a friend’s church with her family. At the end of the service the pastor asked the congregation to pray for him as he was going into the jail to minister to the folks. As he said that I looked up and on either side of him there were two HUGE angels. They were at least 10 feet tall. I looked around wondering if anyone else saw it and the women who had brought me there was standing next to me, with her mouth wide open. She said, “Cathie did you see what I saw!” I told her I had and for some reason she and I were the only two who saw them. We then told the pastor and it encouraged him so much. This was a little church in the south valley in Albuquerque. Not a mega church. But the Holy Spirit, in my experience, has shown himself more in little congregation then the Mega Churches. Those ministers are on fire for God and do not make the same mega salary and yet God sustains them.

Now today God has given me another message for someone. I sat with it all day wanting to pray over it and as I did I am now sure it’s from God. I always test the spirits as the Bible says, “Know ye also that Satan can come as an angel of light.”

Someone is up nights wringing your hands. You are almost broke and any savings you have is almost gone. The spirit of God says you have someone close to you who continues to beg you for money. They never have any because they live above their means and then run to you for basic necessities and you have been giving it to them. Sometimes you go without yourself to give them money. You are buying their love because you think if you don’t give them money they will not love you anymore. They have used that because they know how you are and they emotionally blackmail you. God says you have bought people’s love your entire life. As a child you had an out of balance parent who constantly put you down and their words soaked into your spirit and as a consequence you felt you were not worthy of love but that’s a lie from the pits of hell meant to curse you and not bless you. Now God wants you to put a stop to the giving. The person needs to depend on God, not you, to meet their needs. You now have gotten yourself into a financial bind, but God says as you refuse to give money to this person anymore their respect for you will return and they will realize their life needs a major overhaul.

As you do this God will part the Red Sea of your difficulties and provide you with the finances you so desperately needs. Trust that God is by your side as you tell the person you will no longer support their lifestyle. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

Once Saved Always Saved? No

We all struggle with sin every day. I know I do. No one is perfect, I am far from it but I pray daily to do the will of God.

Nevertheless some are teaching doctrines of the devil saying we can do whatever we want and still be saved. Wrong. We have sent evangelists to other countries who taught that to people who became evangelists in those countries. The goal? Money. People will come and give you money to give them assurance they can do whatever they please. There are pastors in this country who do the same.

This is what the Word says, Jeremiah 23:1

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“What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people–the shepherds of my sheep–for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,” says the LORD.

The Bible warns against serious sins that will keep a person from entering God’s Kingdom. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21) If salvation could not be lost, such warnings would be meaningless. Instead, the Bible shows that someone who has been saved can fall away by returning to a practice of serious sin. For example, Hebrews 10:26 states: “If we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left.”—Hebrews 6:4-6; 2 Peter 2:20-22.

Quit Telling People They Are Going To Hell

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13

I believe we are all born with a conscience and with the ability to tell right from wrong. Over the years, however, our consciences become numb. We often ignore sin, and it’s consequences, or we find excuses for why our favorite sin is okay.

This morning as I read through my Facebook feed I found a lot of people telling people that if they do not change their ways they are going to hell. I am sure that is true, but is saying these things the way to bring people to salvation?

I don’t know about you, but if I am weak in some area a person like that is the last person I will seek out for counsel.

First of all, according to the word of God, we are not to confront those who are loss with the consequences of sin, but rather those in the church who are involved in sin. You can study this yourself in Matthew 18:15-17.

We are to counsel people with love, not beat them over the head with our bibles.

The scripture I started with, above, tells us that the Holy Spirit will convince people of sin. Once a person is saved the Holy Spirit will clean that person up. Not me and not you, but the Holy Spirit.

I always use this analogy to make that point; Do you catch fish that are already cleaned? It would be nice, but it doesn’t happen that way. We catch them, then we clean them. Jesus told the disciples to leave their nets and go with Him and He would make them, “Fishers Of Men.”

So if a saved person continues in sin it only shows that they love the pleasure they get from that sin more then they love God. We are told to deny ourselves and “take up our cross and bear it.”

Anything, or anyone, we put above Jesus is an idol. Any sin we love more then God is an idol.

I will tell you how God handles people who call themselves Christians and play with sin. I know this well because I straddled the fence between God and the world for years. You need to understand that when we accept Christ, the same Christ who was savagely beaten to become the perfect sacrifice for our sins, we lay down our life and take up His. So, as Christ has no sin in Him, he sets about to clean us up.

In my life, one thing after the other would go wrong until I finally realized that God was giving me wake up calls. Once I repented, and quit doing what was wrong, things got better.

Do you ever observe another Christian, who is living a half-baked Christian life, complaining about all that is going wrong in their life? You know that person is playing with sin and you believe it’s because God is trying to wake them up, but the person keeps sinning because they don’t get it. God won’t let a Christian stay in sin because it cost him too much to allow it. He will either wake them up and they will straighten up or he will take them out. You may think that’s harsh but I have seen it.

So what should we do about this? All we can really do is pray for the person. If they ask for advice we THEN give it, but not unless they ask.

What we don’t do is go around telling folks they are going to hell. The Bible says that is the Holy Spirits Job. He will bring a born again Christian to repentance. He’s the only one who can.

It shows a self-righteousness that reminds me of the Pharisees when we constantly tell people they are going to hell. It also shows that we as Christians are not loving towards sinners but instead we sound judgmental, “I am better then you, you lowly sinner.”

God warned Peter that he would betray him three times before the cock crowed. Peter denied that he would ever do such a thing but the Word teaches us that he did just that.

The minute we start acting, “Holier then thou,” the biggest temptation of our lives will come at us and often it brings us down.

We can preach better with our lives then with our mouths! That’s why I say quit telling folks they are going to hell. Let the Holy Spirit do that. He will cause things to happen to bring about their total surrender, trust me. Just pray them into the Kingdom.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller