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Well…another terrorist attack!  This time in Nice.  the body count is at 80 and may increase.  Over a hundred have been injured.

Who takes a truck and drives over people?  Our God is weeping over the loss of life and the inhumanity of man.  He is broken-hearted….  He brings life and these terrorists only know to kill.  Our God is NOT the god they worship by killing everyone they don’t agree with.  What a terrible thing that even little children are brought up to hate, when Jesus left heaven and came to earth so that we could be free from Sin and Death.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice, all those who have lost loved ones, friends and neighbors.  The pain of this evil, will continue to forever in their hearts, minds and memories.  It is heartbreaking!

Is it enough to pray?  What do we do now?  Will we pray for peace for those that mourn. Of course!  However there is nothing we can do at this point to reverse the attack, remove the pain and sorrow.  So what can we do?  Are we willing to do it?

There has to be a new plan.  The old one is not working.  Yes, it brings comfort and peace in the midst of all this trouble.  Many will write “words” that deliver peace, but they have no answers.

One of the things we Christians are called to do is to share Jesus and his forgiveness, healing,  and Grace.  Someone reading this today, may not even wake up tomorrow.  We never know which day we will leave this earthly life.  If people don’t have a personal relationship with JESUS, they are not going to enjoy eternity at all….they may think they are, but they are not.  As Christians we need to be sharing this fact with others.  Their eternity can be changed by our sharing Christ’s forgiveness and love with them.  So just do it.

As Christians we have a responsibility to make a difference while we are here on earth.  The battle against Satan (and this cannot be disputed, because the Bible clearly says that Satan came to KILL, STEAL and DESTROY)  must be fought in the spiritual realm, not in the physical.  You and I are not going to be called to go out and kill terrorists.  But we are called to go to battle in the spiritual realm against them.

There is armor for this battle.  You will find it in Ephesians 6.  There is a helmet of salvation, there is a breastplate of righteousness, there is a belt of truth, there are shoes to protect our toes from being stepped on.  There is also a SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS the WORD OF GOD.  Yes…the Bible is our SWORD.  We have to learn how to use it.  And there is a Shield of FAITH.  What kind of fool would we be if we, knowing that Jesus died for us, and loves us more than anyone, even ourselves, is not trustworthy.  He is able to teach us his ways, He provides WISDOM to fight the fight.  So it is time for us to begin to pray with power.

We seem to play this little game, not quite truly believing that God answers prayers.  We pray or say something like, Lord please heal so and so.  Or please keep us safe.

The Bible says that the Kingdom of HEAVEN suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.   What in the world does that mean?  Well it means we need to fight for what God wants us to fight for.

It is finding the scripture that deals with an issue and praying it back to God.  Reminding him of that scripture and that he made the promise.  Sometimes we just have to demand that God answers our prayers.  An example would be…”You said God, that if I have  faith the size of a mustard seed, that I could move mountains.  This Mountain needs to move.

Right now, God wants us to move some mountains.  We need to pray for our countries…they are under terrorist attacks.  Not just America, but France, Germany, and numerous other places.  The Word of God says…A fire goes before you, Oh Lord, and burns up your enemies.(Psalms 97:3)  Go before us Lord and burn up your enemies who are destroying your creation, your people and the people who have not yet heard of you.  Let your fire protect me and cover me.  (exodus 14:24)  Release the spirit of burning to burn up the works of darkness(Psalms140:10)    Lord, Let righteous men with YOUR WISDOM sit in the high governmental places of my City and Nation (Proverbs 9:3)  Father cause these men clothed in your Righteousness to arise and serve according to your Will.

Lord, teach us to pray.  Teach us your ways.  Teach us how to defend our families, our churches and our nations.  Teach us how to use your Sword of the Spirit to change our world.

Lord….Your word says in 2 Chronicles …..If my people, who are called by my name will HUMBLE themselves and Pray and seek my face and TURN from their wicked ways, Then you will HEAR from heaven, You will FORGIVE our Sin, and YOU will HEAL our land…..Lord your Word says it….There are millions of Christ followers calling out to you.  Heal our Land.  Our Land and our people are in desperate need.  We need you and we need your divine protection.  Move Lord…according to your Word!  WE ASK AND PRAY in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS!

You and I are called to further the Kingdom of our Lord.  We do that by taking our relationship with Jesus seriously and being willing to do what he has for each of us to do.  We do that by learning the Ways of God, and Learning the Word of God, reaching out to others and fighting an unseen war with the enemies of God.

Let’s all learn more, grow in HIS Grace and be wise.  Lord, this is our prayer…Teach us how to pray with power and integrity. ….Always listening for your voice and walking with you where you go!

 

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Awakening comes in a variety of ways…sometimes it is a thought that passes through our overactive brain, sometimes it comes in the words of another, sometimes we just have to trust that God will show us what to think, what to do, and when to do it according to his plan for our lives. The day I speak of below was a new beginning….a story….an interlude in life. I just wanted to share it with you. Perhaps somewhere in this story, you will recognize the need to take care of Yourself too!

Today was a different day. My friend and I spent some time in prayer. We laughed and we talked a bit
even though time was short. My friend mentioned something he had learned about Intercession. As
Christians we tend to pray for each other, ourselves and others who ask for prayer, because they know
we will.

So our conversation was about intercession…What is that….Exactly? We always “think” that it is “going
to bat” for someone. We think of it as going to God on someone else’s behalf. And it is. Isn’t that how
we pray. Do we not ask God to intervene in someone’s life, change their circumstance, fix their broken
heart, heal their body, help them to find Jesus love and peace, salvation and grace. Yes, that is exactly
what we believe “intercession” is .

To the extent that we intercede for another, we also seem to “feel” the sorrow, the sickness, the pain
that someone is feeling. It weighs us down. We struggle because we hear all the evils of the world, the
sin of others, the pain of sickness….the list goes on. The weight is almost unbearable. This should not
be. Jesus is the one who said to cast our cares upon HIM because he cares for us. Jesus is the one who
said that his burden is light. Jesus is the one who calls us to rely on him, trust in him, believe his Word
and rest in him. The weight is just too much for any human to carry. Jesus did not create us or call us to
carry the burdens.

So what we have been doing is half right and half wrong…or is it mostly wrong? It is our love and
compassion that calls us to love one another, and bear one another’s burdens. That part is right. So
what part is wrong? The wrong part is allowing the weight of sickness, needs, sin, pain, loss to be upon
our shoulders. In the process of caring for others, we have not cared for ourselves.

For the past 3 months, I have been incredibly sick. Bronchitis that led to nasal and head congestion, loss
of hearing because the sickness was overcoming me. The antibiotics, the steroids, the herbal teas, hot
toddies, essential oils, snorting salt water, heating pads on ears, coughing until I would vomit…Yea..I was
really sick. I now believe that today was a breakthrough for me.

My friend suggested that all the prayers I pray for people allow satan to attack me and attach to me
because I enter into that place where I take on their sorrows and pains and illness. It clings…kinda like
fish slime, perhaps like a plastic wrap stuck to itself, or perhaps like the grease that clings to your hands
after you have made hamburger patties. Yea…when evil sticks, it affects you in ways you must get clear
of. Gotta get it off, and if you don’t you either smell like fish or you can’t breathe or you are just
covered in feelings of YUCK.

It is important to recognize what has happened. For years, with our team of Prayer Warriors, we have
known that after ministering to people we must “Wash ourselves in the Word” or we will end up
depressed, out of sorts, ill, or distracted. The effects can be anything…and we always ended our
ministry time by asking God to cleanse us with his Word. It would depend on what scriptures he would
bring to mind and we would pray those over us. We relied on Holy Spirit to bring to mind the scriptures
we would need to cleanse ourselves. One of the things we found was that when we were out of sorts
spiritually then we weren’t able to hear HIS voice, we weren’t able to recognize the deep issues
someone might have… We weren’t always right, not everyone was healed, or not every need was met,
but many were. Many people who were troubled were set free, many who didn’t know Jesus in a
personal powerful way, trusted HIm with their lives. It was good! The Power was always Jesus, who
used us to meet others needs. We humbly recognized that without HIM, we could do nothing.

For many years, I have administered a Prayer Service. People would e-mail me, call me, text me their
needs or requests for others and I would send the prayer requests out to a group of Awesome Prayer
Warriors who faithfully pray for those needs. They bless so many with their prayers, they go to the
throne of God on behalf of so many people they have never met and may never know this side of
heaven. I am honored to be able to connect the two. I have been blessed immeasurably by those who
need and those who pray. It has been wonderful to watch the miracles of God. I have been surprised by
the swiftness of Answered prayer, and how God has worked out the impossible. He gets all the glory,
but for my part in it, it is just incredible and I am honored to have even a small part.

Intercession then is merely connecting. It is like a car coming to an intersection and not knowing
whether it should go straight or turn left or right. As people who pray for others, our job is not to stop
that car and hold on to it. Our job is to direct it to the place it needs to go and send it on its way.

Our job is to speak the Words of Jesus…Be healed in the Name of Jesus! Rise up and Walk in Jesus
Name. Release her/him and let her/him go In the Name of Jesus! Once the work is done…let it go.

At no time, not ever, not today or tomorrow, not yesterday or in years to come will it ever be the
pray-ers responsibility to heal or fix or restore or make things new. The pray-er is not responsible for
the result. That is Jesus Job…All of which was completed at the Cross.

As people who pray…we do what we are called to do…Intercede, pray, speak words of healing and
wholeness and pass it on!

I pray your days are blessed and your prayers bless others!

In that most Powerful Name….. JESUS

Later,
Prayyior

 

 

I don’t want to write today, nor did I last week or last month. I have put this off for way too long!  I heard His voice a month ago and He said…”Tell them”  “They need to know what you know.”   It is clear, this assignment is from God and it is a “help” piece.  A “how to” for Christians who have their children in public school or schools where they are taught specifics of cultures contrary to Christian beliefs.  The children or young adults are required to learn a different culture, recite strange words, sing strange songs, and commit to a strange god.  We are seeing it all over the nation,   kids are being taught different religious beliefs that are in direct opposition to the Word of the Lord.

 

Public Schools teach what they will, right or wrong and kids who do not know their rights or those who “want” a good grade because they know it will affect their ability to get into a “good” college are bamboozled into doing things they may not even know are contrary to the teachings of Jesus.  In the school system children seem to be taught to do what the teacher says and not question an assignment.  We as Christians must teach our children to question everything, whether it is right or wrong and what the consequences of their actions will be.  A dumbed-down society will always have followers, because that is how it is designed in order to get compliant citizens.  As Christ Followers we are commanded to question everything.

 

There is something that Christian Parents can do to protect their children.  The Bible teaches and gives specific instructions for dealing with the “soul ties” that are enacted when their kids repeat certain phrases, and sing certain chants, and bow before other gods.

 

The very first thing you must KNOW is that GOD and allah are not the same God.  Allah requires his followers to die for him and will reward them in the afterlife.  God the creator, came to earth as a man (Jesus) and died for his people, so they would not have to die for their sins and could spend eternity with HIM.   Huge difference!  HUGE!

 

Satan is a liar.  You have to know that!  Christians are those who have declared that Jesus has come from God to earth, lived as a man, died to pay the price for their sin, then defeated death and hell and rose again.  He is the one and only true God.  He is the only God who welcomes anyone and everyone.  He is alive and when asked by the individual, will forgive their sin and enter their hearts and lives and create a new being.  He will guide them, protect them, encourage them, provide for them and lead them all the days of their lives.  He will teach them and speak through them the words of TRUTH.  He will deliver them from evil and call them home at the end of their earthly life.

 

This God, will never ask them to go on a killing spree to kill anyone who doesn’t believe in him.  He will never ask them to lie about who he is in order to gain new followers.  He is the God who gave the Ten Commandments for the world to live by and have an orderly society that lived in peace. Those 10 Commandments were designed to show us that we would never be able to live a life that wouldn’t break any of them.  We have all failed in that respect. However they have become the basis of our laws.

 

Failure of the human race is why Jesus came.  He came that we could be with Him in life and in eternity, if we would ask.  It is called Grace.  We are saved by Grace, not of ourselves lest anyone boast!  (Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–  not by works, so that no one can boast.)

 

 

As Parents, it is your most important job to teach your children who Jesus is, what He has done for them and lead them to him.  If you do not do that, then the god of this world will teach them another way, and it is the wrong way.  It will end in despair for both you and them.  If you are one of the parents that is teaching that kids should make their own decision as to a religion….When they are older, then you need to evaluate your relationship with Jesus Christ.  Have you never made that decision to follow HIM?  Have you never asked forgiveness for your sin, and never invited him into your life?  If you haven’t then you need to seek the truth for yourself.  First care for you, find that relationship with Jesus, then you can teach your children truth.  Until then you may call yourself a Christion…but perhaps it is in name only.  You see…Being saved by the blood of the lamb(Jesus) not only saves your soul, but gives you a relationship with Jesus.  It is give and take…He teaches, you receive.  He guides, you obey. He listens, you talk.  He talks, you listen.  He loves you and you love HIM.  Jesus will never impose his will on you.  He desires you come to him, call upon him and love him, but he will never make you.  It has to be your choice.  So if you have never done that, do it now.  He will hear and answer you.  He will give you “new” life.  Call upon him…HE WILL ALWAYS ANSWER…HE will always hear your heartfelt call.

Getting back to the purpose of this message.  Satan is a liar and he is a legalist.  There is no “grace” in him.  He is out there trying to keep your kids, you and everyone else from knowing and trusting Jesus.  He does it in so many different ways, most of which are by deception.  It is the “believing” of the lie that always gets us in trouble.  It is the believing of the lie that causes bitterness and hatred, unforgiveness, revenge and the multitude of evils that exist in our earthly world.  Then there is “fear!”  Let us never forget “fear!”

In our world today, we have the schools teaching about a religion.  The head of that religion is referred to as the only god, the one true god.  You KNOW the one, I am speaking of.  The girls are directed to wear flowing garments that cover them from head to toe.  The men and boys are taught that girls and women are to be used for their purposes, that they can be beaten, and that they cannot go out in public without a male family member.  They are also taught that it is ok to fulfill their manly desires on both babies, toddlers, male and female, and if it is against the rules of their unholy book, then it is the victims fault.  All this (the real truth) is not taught in schools.  Only the parts that call for prayer 5 times a day facing East or Mecca, only the part that calls for them to recite certain phrases in Arabic, which the young people have no idea of what is being said.  BUT…..and it is a big BUT….the result is a commitment to the false god allah.  When those words are spoken, then the liar attaches to that young person and a soul tie has been created according to the legalese of the false god or satan.  With that, satan believes and will defend his right to that person…body, soul and spirit.  Satan does not give up his hold on anyone without a major fight and without the power of the law or the King of Kings.  According to the law…anyone who makes the commitment IS NOW OWNED…and cannot be free again.

That is a lie….once again coming from the king of lies.  GOD knew this would be happening in the years after the Bible was written and made provision for it in His Word.  You will find it in Numbers 30:1-16.

This specific scripture is speaking of oaths taken by those who “someone” has authority over.  So it could be a wife, a son, a daughter, someone not competent.  Those who are responsible for themselves, will go a different route, but for now we will deal with a child who did not understand what they were doing to themselves, or did not realize the consequences of their action or thought it WAS the right thing to do, or even that it just seemed fun or an assignment.

Satan will not like what you are about to do, so your home and family may be under attack at this point.  You will need to seek God’s guidance in what to do to protect yourself and your family.  You may want to start by putting on the full Armor of God found in Ephesians 6.  You may also want to pray for the Blood of Jesus to cover you and your family, pets, animals, crops and stuff you own.  What this does is similar to when the Israelites were told to sprinkle the blood on their doorposts in Egypt, so the death angel would pass over them.

Since you have opted to renounce a commitment made by your child or person under your authority you are now also responsible for protecting them from the wrath coming against you by the evil one, in whatever manner he decides will scare you the most. (Remember he came to kill, to steal and to destroy)   Remember to be strong and courageous and not be afraid.  Your God is more than capable of caring for you and protecting you.  He is your “high tower!”  You are safe under his wings.   He will command his angels to keep you from falling.

 

The Scripture talks of oaths made, and bonds which are made to GOD or to someone else which has bound the soul of the person.  By reciting the Arabic words or prayers the soul is bound.  The father or Mother or personal Guardian of that person has the legal right to nullify the contract the speaker has made.  It is the authority of God that allows it.  You need to take action immediately, once you learn of their commitment to the false god.  If you do nothing then their soul remains bound.  It can still be revoked, but only by the person themselves and only through the grace of God. It may be very difficult for them to do that since they are “under the influence” of satan, also known as the “false god!”

Directions for releasing your loved one from satan’s grasp:  YOU must declare out loud, that according to the Scripture, (read it out loud) that I, in my authority as Father, Husband, or Guardian cancel the soul tie that the person made to (name that entity).    It can be done for a wife, a daughter or a child.   Then thank God for his Word and for severing that soul tie, and releasing that person from the bonds of evil.  Praise God, and ask him to secure the heart of this person and secure the soul of this person.  Ask for divine guidance for this person and lead them to Christ at that time, if possible.  Keep in mind that everyone has free will to do what they choose.  You cannot force someone to come to Christ, but you can sever the satanic ties, and ask God to call them to him, and trust him to do that.

I read a quote the other day.  Where it came from and who wrote it I do not know but it so aptly describes our battle…  Satan whispered, “You are not strong enough to withstand the storm,”    I whispered back…..”With Christ, I am the Storm!”

A new year dawns….go forth in peace, stand without fear….Put on your armor….Trust in Jesus…Fight the battles that come to you and Declare that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Take some time to Praise the Lord!  Because HE LIVES….We can face tomorrow!

Blessings to you all,

Prayyior

 

We aren’t who we sometimes think we are….

It seems sometimes, that as Christians….Christ Followers, we forget who we are because of who we know. One day we will fully understand but until then we need to continue to remind ourselves of who JESUS says we are. Believe it…because it is true! Here are a few of the things /character/ people, we are according to Jesus…

1. We are the salt of the earth. (Food without salt is very bland. Sometimes so bland you don’t want to even eat it. Add a little salt and it become yummy!) We are called to add “flavor” to the lives of people around us.

~~~~~~~Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

2. We are the light of the world…Because we are in Jesus (who is the light) we contain that light, and it is designed to send the darkness scurrying away. Let your light shine in your family, workplaces, in the Walmarts of the world…You make a huge difference because the Light of Christ shines forth with brightness. Make someone’s day….SHINE!

~~~~~~~Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

3. We are children of God! What a profound announcement….God is my Father…Your Father…Our Father. Perhaps a father we never had in the physical, or one we lost early, or never knew. Our real Dad is God, provided we have asked him to be. He forgives our sin when we ask, He loves us unconditionally, He smiles when he thinks of us, and he laughs out loud as He watches us grow strong and mighty in Him. We are who he came to earth and died for…so we could always be with him in this world and His Kingdom to come…Kids of the KING….with all rights of the “family.”

~~~~~~~Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

4. We are part of the true vine and Christ’s life flows through us. Jesus is the root in our life, he brings food, nourishment, allows our leaves to absorb sonshine. Without the root, we couldn’t live.

~~~~~~Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing

5. We are His Friends! A true friend is one who knows our secrets, has seen us fail, has seen us struggle, has seen our bleakest moment, and our greatest triumph…We are chosen to know His secrets, though he will never fail, if he did, we would know, we have seen him struggle with the heartache of his “friend.” We know of his pain and suffering on earth…and we KNOW of his Great Victory over death and sin and hell…There is no better friend to have than Jesus!

~~~~~Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Jesus also says…

6. I am chosen by Christ to bear fruit….and so you think of this correctly…remember when in past games that sides were chosen as to who would play against who…In my day and age it was “Red Rover”…Well You were the FIRST person chosen…not the middle or the last…and you were chosen because of Jesus Love for you and that you would be successful in bringing forth fruit…You are productive member …so believe it!

Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

7. You are Christ’s personal witness sent out to tell everybody about him So our job is to get out there and brag about Jesus! Put your Holy Spirit swagger on…You may be the only Jesus someone will ever meet….what you say and do will determine where THEY spend eternity!

Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

It seems every one of us has heard of the “death panels” that will be going into effect sometime in the future when a government bureaucrat will determine who gets to be treated, and who will be left to die.

Death panels are something we have never had to even consider in the past…We must consider it now!

If our State can prevent them from affecting our citizens before they are in place…then we stand a great chance of keeping our Mom and Dad or Grandparents a little longer. This also may be effective in defending against the government denying kidney transplants, or extreme care for young cancer patients, babies born with serious costly medical needs, or even a knee replacement because life expectancy is only 5 more years.

You have heard it said that there is nothing “sure” in life, except death and taxes…. I for one want to pay taxes as long as possible and I surely do not want some corrupt IRS agent telling me that my health is too bad, and they won’t pay for medicine for me any longer.

End of life choices are already the law in North Dakota, but there is no law that will protect us from future death panels…this one might!

Please vote YES on Measure 1

Measure 1 reads….
Constitutional Measure No. 1
(SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
NO. 4009, 2013 SESSION LAWS, CH. 519)
This constitutional measure would create
and enact a new section to Article I of the
North Dakota Constitution stating, “The
inalienable right to life of every human being
at any stage of development must be
recognized and protected.”

Abortion is NOT an unforgivable sin…..

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