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

New Living Translation

“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.

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The Tense Political Season In America

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Noticing all the hateful and cruel things said to people in this political climate, I have been studying demonic oppression again.

Sometimes we forget that at one time Satan was a glorious angel who served God. He began to become full of pride and started a rebellion. Then he was kicked out of heaven and down to earth. However, according to the Bible 1/3 of the previous angelic beings went with Him. They too were thrown to earth. You may have heard these beings referred to as “fallen angels.”

Satan was already in rebellion when he led Eve to rebel against God in the Garden of Eden, by eating of the forbidden fruit. This would indicate that Satan’s rebellion against God was probably before the Heavens and Earth (as we know them) was created.

Sometimes we meet evil people. People who for no reason at all seem to delight in stirring up trouble for people. In praying about this once, God revealed to me that in those cases those people, unknowingly, have demon oppression and those demons recognize Christ in us and they find that threatening.

I bring this up to remind you that all the evil that surrounds us these days has a source. That source is Satan. So, as they say, consider the source.

I believe that all the political fighting is becoming very stressful to people in both parties. Think about a contentious relationship that you may have had in the past. It might have been so filled with fighting and dysfunction that you literally became ill. When I was in a marriage like that I simply wanted out, so that I could live in peace and serenity again. At one point you realize that the person causing the dysfunction will not change and so you simply give up and separate from them in order to save your soul.

Perhaps all this contention will lead to people deciding not to care about politics anymore. After all where does it get you? No one is likely to change his or her opinion because of something someone else says to them on Social Media.

What I feel God has instructed me to do is to simply keep quiet and stay in peace He especially instructed me to do that with those whose political views are different from mine. The scripture that comes to me often is “Be still and know that I am GOD!”

I turn off my television often. I then pray, read the Word of God and take care of things around the house I have neglected.

This is a very tense situation and I want you to know that God has warned me that it may get very bad before its all over. God recently gave me direction in the following scripture verse;

“Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.” Isaiah 20

So, if the worst, whatever that turns out to be, happens I ask you to heed the word of the Lord and not get into the middle of it. I do not want to get into a political discussion here but there are several things brewing on the political scene that may turn out to be bad for us all. Please remember the above verse. Stop, think and then act as a last resort.

God is in control and he is greater then any spiritual battle we may be facing as well.

Remember regardless of what party you favor, there are good and bad people in charge and our God is in heaven and He will take care of His people. Of that, I have no doubt.

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

Life’s Wilderness Experiences

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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,” Isaiah 55:8

 

The wilderness. What is the wilderness experience with God? It’s always been, in my life, a time where it feels as if I am going around and around in circles and getting absolutely nowhere.

 

The wilderness is a place where God sent people who would one day lead others. Jesus of course spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness. Moses was sent to “the dark side of the mountain” during his wilderness experience. In both of these cases the wilderness experience was not due to disobedience by Jesus or Moses. In those cases they listened to God, learned to grow closer to God and developed the character they would need to sustain their calling.

 

The wilderness is where God sent the backsliding, complaining and doubting Israelites for forty years. That was their own fault and the forty years there was no fun I am sure.

 

In my case I have had wilderness experiences that I brought on myself through disobedience to God. I have had wilderness experiences where God fed into my spirit and taught me to trust only Him and develop a character that was strong enough to hold on to Him regardless of what happened. Those experiences were used to teach others how to do the same.

 

It’s amazing to me that a lot of wilderness experiences follow times of high mountain top experiences. You are on top of the world, perhaps have a new baby, a new home, a promotion, got married, bought the car you always wanted and then BOOM, out of the blue something happens to wake you up from your pride. Something happens that shakes your soul to the core, and there you are again. You are back in the wilderness with daddy God asking Him, “Why, why now?”

 

What you learn, as a believer, really quickly in the wilderness is that you are not as alone as you think you are. God is there with you. You get to know Him in a way that you would never had experienced Him had this thing that put you back in the wilderness never happened.

 

There is a purpose for the wilderness experiences of life. They increase our faith because one way or another God moves us out of the wilderness experiences and sets our feet on solid ground again.

 

After awhile you will be amazed at how calm you can remain when these circumstances of life, that are not pleasant, blind sight you. A peace will come over you that surrounds your whole being and you know that God is with you and, even though you don’t know how, you know that He is going to work this thing out to your benefit. So you relax, you say, “God, I don’t know how you are going to do it, but I do know you are going to work it all out for my good.”

 

The sooner you come to terms with God doing all things that happen in your life for your GOOD, the sooner you come out of the wilderness and back into your promised land.

 

Not everyone has perfect children, a perfect job, and a sweet loving family, a lovely home and financial security. You are fooling yourself when you compare your life to someone like that. They have had, or will have, wilderness experiences too. There is not a Christian who truly walks with God who is not tested!

 

Years ago I had a neighbor who I would look at in envy. God had to really deal with me about that envious spirit. But one day in prayer I said to God, as a fairly new Christian, “How come you never let anything bad happen to ********?” Clear as a bell God spoke to me, “You were not there in her childhood. She had the most horrific childhood you could imagine. You have no idea what she went through! She has suffered more there anyone you know. What I do with my other children should be of no concern of yours! Everyone has a story, you just don’t know them all!”

 

Believe it when I tell you that God has a purpose for every thing we go through. We may never know the purpose. Sometimes in life we do get to look back and say, “Oh, God if I had not experienced that terrible time I would not know what to do to help this person, or what to say. I would not have compassion for that person had I not been through the same thing.”

 

I don’t know it all, and I won’t tell you I do. I know my Father God through. I know He loves me and I know that He uses the wilderness experiences to bring us to the hilltops!

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

Have You Ever Been Mad At God? I Have

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Do you ever get mad at God? I hate to admit it, and maybe I wouldn’t have admitted it until I read a blog entry by someone who used to write a Christian blog and no longer does. One of the reasons they listed is because they are, or were, mad at God.

 

Now I could get all judgmental and say, “This person is going to hell for being mad at God!” I might say anything or might have said anything prior to God helping me bring my tongue under control.

 

However, instead,  I didn’t judge the person because I understand that sometimes in the life of a dedicated to God person, we are going to get mad at God. If you don’t understand that you will before your walk with God is through.

 

In my case my life went to hell in a hand basket after a terribly unfair situation. I mean a REALLY unfair situation! Everyone I knew realized how unfair it was and how horrible our lives had become because of a mistake by a doctor and a hospital. There was no mistaking that their mistake had ruined our lives. So we took these negligent people to court and as unbelievable as it sounds we lost the case. Because we lost the case the house we were leasing with an option to buy was lost too. Our credit was ruined as a result of medical bills and now we were about to be out of the streets because the landlord refused to deal with us now that it looked like we couldn’t afford the house. He was rude, mean, and demonic and things went bad quickly. We had planned to buy the house and so had no money saved up and had to borrow money to move from high interest loan companies. There have been days we have had nothing but rice to eat but we make those payments on time. I have three payments left of 350.00 a piece and we live on fixed incomes.

 

God promised us that we would have justice. We were treated unfairly and we believed, and still do, that we should have won that lawsuit. But we didn’t.

 

My husband, due to his injury, couldn’t lift our furniture and neither could I. We literally ended up selling at least half of our belongings so that we could have the money to hire a mover. We found another rental home. The rent was higher then where we were but there were only two houses for rent in our small town at the time, and the other one was two stories. It wouldn’t have worked with my husband’s injuries.

 

At first I was so busy selling things, and getting paperwork together to try and get loans that I didn’t have a moment to think. I was on automatic pilot. When we finally got in our new rental it was weeks before we were relaxed enough to think about our situation. I had to sell almost all my dishes and glassware and had two coffee mugs left. One for Chuck and one for me and one day one slipped out of my hand and fell and broke. It was then that I too broke down.

 

I cried for hours. I lifted my hands to God and told Him that I was so mad at Him! “Why did you do this to us God,” I cried. I told him of all the things we had done for others during our life of ministry and the rest of our lives too, since we dedicated them to Him.

 

“I don’t understand you God? You know this isn’t fair and you know that we are flat broke with nothing at our age to show for our lives,” I said angrily. Bottom line is I let God have it.

 

Then as I cried myself out to a whimper and lay down on my bed exhausted, God begin to speak to me of His love for me. He told me that it’s not over and that He would not break His promise to me to have my own home again someday. But then I saw that the real culprit was Satan. God spoke to me that Satan was desperate because we had so many plans for that money that involved God’s people! Satan put people in that jury box that were cold hearted and eager to see us suffer because it was the only way he could stop all the good that was going to come from the money we needed.

 

It made sense. Our case is at the State Supreme Court now and they are hearing it. I don’t know how it will turn out but I don’t care anymore.

 

I began to see that I had put too much emphasis on money and not enough on God. I shouldn’t have thought about it at all and remained dependent on a loving father who saw to it that we still have a roof over our heads and gave us the strength to keep going day after day.

 

I apologized to God because I realized that our relationship with God is not a human relationship. Human relationships break down when we often don’t feel like we get what we need from them. We think, “If he or she loved me they would have done this or that for me.” But our relationship with God is a covenant. He never stops loving us, even when we do get mad at Him. It’s a love that is meant to be everlasting because He chose us. He knew who would be His from the beginning of time. That is a love that is supernatural. It’s a love that lasts through eternity. He is always on our side, and He promises to make something good out of our lives and restore the years the locusts have eaten away.

 

Any human relationship can and will end. Either through natural death or God only knows what. God’s love will never fail us.

 

Satan was laughing and dancing gleefully the day I threw myself on the floor and confronted God. I know that now and it breaks my heart. I was wrong. I realize now, more then ever, when you are working for God you are a prime target. The sooner Satan can make you mad enough to turn against God, the better for Him it is. The less people you can minister too the better it is for Satan. This is war. We have to put on armor and understand the enemy.

 

So get mad at God if you must, but don’t stay mad. Moses questioned God, Abraham questioned God and many others have too.

 

It’s okay to get mad, but it’s time to ask forgiveness of Him and restore your relationship. He’s waiting for you in the Garden! Meet Him there and make up with Him!

Words Of Knowledge For God’s People

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I do not know why,but I do know I’d better obey, this whole week God has been saying, “ It’s the calm before the storm. Stay close to me, rest up and save your strength because what is coming will take all the spiritual strength you have and more!

I have been praying during this time for many people, some on my prayer list and some that God just brings to my mind.

Here are some of the things God has shown me In the spirit;

I see a man who is literally at his wits end. He walks around all day with a smile on his face but truthfully he is torn to shreds emotionally. He is thinking of committing suicide. He has gone so far as thinking of different ways to do it. He is worn out from his stressful job and money worries. He loves his wife but her constant complaints are wearing him out. He needs help and feels there is nowhere to go, no one seems to care. God wants you to hold on brother! He cares and wants you to know he sees and is getting ready to increase your finances. You must hold on just a while longer because there is a promotion ahead for you. Just don’t blow it with “your mouth.” This is a time to trust nobody but me, says Father God, keep your anger inside. Soon everything at work will make perfect sense. Amen?

There is a woman God is showing me who is very devious. She is working against a woman of God. You think she is your friend, beloved sister, but she is two-faced. She says one thing when she is with you and it’s not the same things she says when you are not there. If you do not get her out of your life she will destroy it. God says to fast and pray. Surround yourself with angels and keep her as far away from you as possible. She is jealous of what you have and who you are. She pretends to be a sister in Christ but she has a Jezebel spirit and would love to destroy your relationships by telling lies about you. Bind that Jezebel spirit and keep her out of your inner circle. God will cover you and what she has planned for you will fall back on her. Amen!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

Today Is Your Day

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We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. John 9:31

The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2:15

Earlier today I wrote a little blog regarding the vision the Lord gave me today about people who I was bringing to prayer. Don’t feel left out if you are not on my prayer list, because I ask God to answer the prayers of all who come to the ministry or my blog page. I say that because I believe that God wants you all to know that He has sent angels to destroy the works of the devil that are delaying prayer answers.

I know that some of you are at the point of wanting to give up. Your life is rough and times are hard and you want to believe in God and live your life for Him but your situation is getting desperate.

As I said, in my earlier blog post today, as I prayed this morning God showed me a Warrior Angel. The Warrior Angel had a sword in a sheath by his side. Suddenly I looked and there were demonic spirits standing in front of God’s people. They seemed to be stopping the prayer answers and they were gleeful about it. The Warrior Angel did not hesitate. He took the sword out of its sheath and walked forward and swiftly cut the heads off the demons rendering them useless and cutting off their power.

Some of you are at the point of giving up something that is holding you back from walking in the Super Natural Power of God. You know what it is. It’s got a hold on you and you can’t seem to quit it. Until you give this to God you are not going any further in the Spirit. You know it and God knows it too.

As you ask God today, for one more time, to deliver you from the thing that is holding back your blessings God is sending a Warrior Angel to cut the head of that demon off and render it powerless in your life. Give it one more chance because this is your time. This is your hour. Confess it, ask God to deliver you and the head of the thing is going and you are going to walk free.

I don’t like to sound judgmental, but on the other hand I cannot lie. I cannot lie to you just so you will like me. As long as you consider yourself saved and still walk in sin you will not get the prayer answers you so desperately are seeking.

I put the scriptures above as proof of this. God answers the prayers of the righteous person.

As I started studying and contemplating this today God led me to this scripture in Proverbs 12:8, “The Godly are rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.”

The Godly are those who are walking blamelessly before God.

People don’t want to hear this and I understand but I have to tell you that if you want to see signs and wonders in your life your life needs to be free of sin. Not perfect, but sin free. The things that God saved you from should no longer have a hold over you.

You cannot live like hell and expect the blessings of heaven.

If our prayers are not getting answers it’s because we haven’t taken up our cross in certain areas of our lives that are not pleasing to God.

We are all meant to walk with signs and wonders following us, but until we do what’s right in the eyes of God we will not see those things and our lives will consist of just barely sliding in to heaven or possibly going to hell and taking other believers with us. If we know what is right and we don’t do it, we are not only cheating God but also the others who look up to us.

Now is the time. I know God was showing me that He is ready to cut the sin that’s holding you back out of your life. He’s sent a Warrior Angel to do it. Give it to Him. This is your day of deliverance.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

 

 

 

 

Controllng Your Anger

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When we respond to things we do not like, or things that trigger us, with anger, bitterness and rebellion our lives are out of control. I am not talking about an occasional time of losing our temper, because we all do that. I am talking about a life that includes uncontrollable behavior on a daily basis.

 

First we have to be willing to change, and then we have to ask God to help us. If we could change on our own we would do it. We need the supernatural power of God to help us overcome our triggers.

 

In the gospel of Mark we see the power of Jesus displayed over and over again.

 

Jesus raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, restored deformed limbs, made lame people walk, cast out demons, healed incurable skin diseases, and quieted storms.

 

Jesus is a powerful savior and He is able to do the impossible when we ask Him to do so. Jesus came to help us. We know that because of His painful death on the cross of Calvary, which he endured so that He could free us from our bondages to sin and give us eternal life.

 

The problem we have is that we like to appear to be strong and handle things ourselves. We usually don’t go to Jesus for help until we have exhausted all others means of help.

 

He is much more powerful then any of our dependencies, problems and weaknesses. He has the power to help us with any problem we have that seems impossible. All we have to do is look to Him and say, “HELP!”

 

We ask for His help, in the name of Jesus. The powerful name of Jesus is miraculous. I cannot tell you the times I call on that name when things are seemingly too hard for me to bear. Truthfully, He has never let me down. When I come to Him He wipes my tears and gives me strength to get through any circumstance.

 

Come to Him today, Beloved. Decide not to spend another day responding to things the way you always have responded to things. If your method worked you would be free of anger, bitterness and a bad temper. He is waiting for you to ask for His help!

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

 

Regarding Suicide

Before I start my story let’s get this out of the way, yes I know life can get hard sometimes and I have compassion for those who feel like quitting. I know that sometimes the pain gets to be too much and that sometimes the person in pain just wants it all to end. Having said that let me show you the other side of suicide.

In my humble opinion suicide is the ultimate Narcissistic act. It’s the person saying my pain is more intense then my love for you, my child, my parents, my siblings or my partner. It’s a lifetime sentence for the people left behind.

Some of you know that God works through me in mystical ways. I don’t like the word mystic but it’s my only way to explain it to folks who don’t understand the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so please bear with me.

One day many years ago, while doing spiritual counseling with a client, I saw first hand the aftermath of suicide. The woman sitting in front of me was a physical therapist at a facility that I too worked at. I knew nothing about her but that.

Immediately, as she sat down, God showed me a very agitated woman standing in back of the physical therapist. I tried to ignore it but the woman kept agitating. Finally I stopped long enough to hear the woman say, over and over, “Tell her I am sorry, tell her I am sorry, tell her I am sorry!”

I said to the PT, “ I am sorry but before we go any farther there is a woman standing in back of you repeating over and over, “Tell her I am sorry.”

The PT’s eyes got big and she started to cry. Huge body wracking sobs were coming out of her. I was taken a back, and stood up to go comfort her by giving her a hug. She just collapsed into that hug like a child whose heart had been broken in a million pieces.

When she finally gathered her composure she told me the following; “You don’t know this but when I was 12 years old my mother shot and killed herself in front of me and my two younger brothers. I have wondered my whole life if she had any idea of the pain she was causing me, and my brothers, in order that she could escape her own pain. You have just given me the closure I never had!”

My entire life I have not forgotten that particular counseling session. The pain that poor woman had inflicted upon her by her own mother was simply overwhelming. It shaped my whole opinion on suicide from that day forth.

Please, if you feel suicidal, consider the pain you are transferring from yourself to your loved ones and get help.

As Christians we are reminded of the scripture, “The Lord giveth life and the Lord taketh life, blessed be the Name of The Lord!” God gave us our lives and only he has a right to take it. There is a time appointed for each of us to die. When we commit suicide we show that we think that we, and we alone, have the right to decide when to die. We play God.

I know it hurts but find someone to counsel with and get help! God has a better plan for your life and Satan wants to disrupt that plan through death. Start praying for God to help you and He will! What you may see as the end of your life is actually a doorway to a new beginning!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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Breaking! A Word From God Concerning Warfare

“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises of Israel.” (Psalm 22:3)

Beloved today I am impressed to share the above scripture with you. As I sought the Lord today I began to sense a lot of confusion in the Spirit.

I sense that a lot of God’s people are confused about where to go, what to do and it’s causing your faith to be tested more severely then it has ever been tested. I sense that some Christians are at a point they feel ready to give up. Some of you have felt like no matter how true you are to the Lord and no matter how often you fast and pray nothing is changing.

God began to speak to me that the cause of such severe confusion is a hoarde of interfering demonic spirits unleashed to create so much confusion and deception that His people feel defeated.

It is not Gods will for His people to be defeated. Beloved the Lord says in the Word that he has come that we may have peace and abundance. He wants us to have enough provision that we can not only pay our bills but help others to pay theirs also. It’s not God’s will that we go around downcast without our needs met.

The scripture above tells us that God inhabits( lives within) the praises of His people. So when we start praising God in the middle of bad circumstances he dwells among us, He stands right by our side. No devil in hell is allowed to cross the blood line that Christ puts around His people.

When an army goes into battle if at first they don’t succeed what do they do? They bring in better, more powerful weapons. So seeing that these confusing spirits are trying to keep our blessings from us in these last days we are going to have to bring in more weapons. I urge you to lift your arms and walk around your home and start praising God. When you get in your car start praising God, when you go in the shower start praising Him! If, and hopefully you do, you pray in tongues then this is the time to praise Him in tongues too!

God is going to bring breakthroughs that will shock and surprise your enemies, both in this world and the spirit world! Bring God into covenant agreement with you by praising Him in the middle of your situation!

Please let me know when your breakthroughs come so that I can share them with others for their encouragement!

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In God’s Unconditional Love,

Cathie

The Heartbreak Of Family Estrangement

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Some of you will understand this, others will not, but I am going to say it anyway.

I was thinking today about the wonderful, fun get-togethers my family once had. Simple fun, laughter and good food. Then certain people marry into a family and they seem to be jealous of that closeness and they set out to spread lies and tear a family apart.

When we marry into families we need to NOT be jealous of our spouses other family members. It’s ridiculous to act like that. One day you will look back on that and realize how much time you wasted like that. Time you can never get back. 

Jealousy and fighting are straight from the pits of hell. Do not be jealous of the relationship your spouse has with their parents or brothers and sisters. They are not going to leave you because of those relationships. Your spouse will love you much more for loving their family. On the other hand when you divide your spouse from their family they will hold resentment against you. They may not say anything but they will resent you for coming against those they love and expecting them to choose between you or them.

I know sometimes things are said and done by family members that we don’t like. We have to let those things slide off our backs. Surely God has given us enough Grace that we can overlook these things for a few days of a visit once a year. It’s called respect.

Spend time together, forget your grudges! 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie