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Why Fall When or if You Can Help It?

lady falls down.

She falls!

Let’s suppose you just tripped and fell on the floor, in front of a room full of people. You were really trying to impress them?   You fell, down, landed on your head; they laughed. You laughed back, only to keep from running and hiding. But to tell you the truth, you really felt like ____!

You tripped, you fall, you are so embarrassed, you thought about it, then you laughed back. You were laughing at yourself, but feeling like a fool on the inside.

Fell on my face, people laughed!

Man fall, people laughed!

Now suppose it went the other way; you tripped and fell in front of a crowd of people, they cried for you, you cried, and in stead or thinking about running away you let your shame be known. The ones watching you fall sincerely felt your pain, felt the anguish deep on the inside of the heart.  They sensed the true pain you felt. As a matter of fact everyone watching felt your pain. Everyone in the room just wanted to do something to make it right.

She fell, we cried together.

She fell, we cried together.

The real action in Falling…

Now look at the situations, think about the situations. Think about how you felt when you fell down, topple over, or slipped because some one else left something in your path. How would you feel if  someone  you knew fell.  What if you saw something in the pathway of another person and you left it there,  knowing that it could cause a serious slip or fall? Some falls make us laugh and some falls make us cry. But either way falling can hurt.  There can be fake falls which are usually part of an act, and there can be real falls. The ones I want to talk about are the real falls. The one that cannot be faked or planned. Some just happen, and some have been in the making. But either way, they are considered falls.  Any type of real fall can be a very big deal. I’ve seen commercials on television saying go to a doctor immediately, if you fall, there may be internal injuries. Those internal injuries can cause severe results even death!   

Let’s give thought to the meaning of falling in a general sense:    fall verb,  gerund or present participle: falling

  1. move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level.
    “bombs could be seen falling from the planes”
    synonyms: drop, descend, come down, go down; More

    “bombs began to fall”
    antonyms: rise
    • become detached accidentally and drop to the ground.
      “my sunglasses fell off and broke on the pavement”
    hang down.
    occur, arrive, or become clear as if by dropping suddenly.
    2. (of a person) lose one’s balance and collapse.
    “she fell down at school today”
    synonyms: topple over, tumble over, keel over, fall down/over, go head over heels, go headlong, collapse, take a spill, pitch forward; More

    informalcome a cropper
    “he tripped and fell”
    • throw oneself down, typically in order to worship or implore someone.
      “they fell on their knees, rendering thanks to God”
    • (of a tree, building, or other structure) collapse to the ground.
      “the house looked as if it were going to fall down at any moment”
      synonyms: collapse, cave in, crash in, fall down; More

      “the roof fell in”
    (of a building or place) be captured or defeated.
    “their mountain strongholds fell to enemy attack”
    synonyms: surrender to, yield to, submit to, give in to, capitulate to,
    succumb to;

    • die in battle.
      “an English leader who had fallen at the hands of the Danes”
      synonyms: die, perish, lose one’s life, be killed, be slain, be lost, meet one’s death; More

      informalbite the dust, croak, buy it, buy the farm
      “those who fell in the war”
      antonyms: flourish
    • archaic
      commit sin; yield to temptation.
      “it is their husband’s fault if wives do fall”
    • (of a government or leader) lose office.
    • (in sports) lose or be eliminated from play.
man fell down

man fell

According to,Barrett C. Miller Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury-producing accidents. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States.

Why are there so many falls? In part, it is because we fail to understand the complexity or the seriousness of same-surface slip-and-fall accidents. We assume that people fall because the floor is slick, because they are clumsy or careless, or because they step on a foreign object. These assumptions lead to investigations that are one-dimensional and to repeated accidents at the same location.

To understand causality,  and to determine responsibility for an accident, the investigator usually eliminates many possible causes. But people can fall for many reasons. Reasons can include the interaction of the walking surface with shoes; the environment, along with its distractions; and the physical and mental limitations of the victim.

Falls don’t “just happen,” . Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is often involved in a fall. A risk factor is something that increases a person’s risk or susceptibility to a medical problem or disease.

As the number of risk factors rises, so does the risk of falling. Many falls are associated with a person’s physical condition or a medical problem.

Falls can be deadly.

Falls can be devastating.

Falls are costly.

Falls are preventable.

What a Fall Might Mean: A fall could be a sign of a new medical problem that needs attention, such as an infection or a cardiovascular disorder. It could also suggest that a treatment for a chronic ailment is needed.

Biological risk factors

Behavioral risk factors

Environmental risk factors

Other risk factors include:
alcohol or substance use;
socioeconomic factors including poverty, overcrowded housing, sole parenthood, young maternal age;
underlying medical conditions, such as neurological, cardiac or other disabling conditions;
unsafe environments, particularly for those with poor balance and limited vision.

Prevention

Fall prevention strategies should be comprehensive and multifaceted. They should prioritize research and public health initiatives to further define the burden, explore variable risk factors and use effective prevention strategies. They should support policies that create safer environments and cut risk factors. They should promote engineering to remove the potential for falls, the training of health care providers on evidence-based prevention strategies; and the education of people and communities to build risk awareness.

Screening within living environments for risks for falls;
Clinical interventions to find risk factors, such as medication review and change, treatment of low blood pressure, Vitamin D and calcium supplementation, treatment of correctable visual impairment;
Home assessment and environmental change for those with known risk factors or a history of falling;
Prescription of proper assistive devices to discuss physical and sensory impairments;
Muscle strengthening and balance retraining prescribed by a trained health professional;
Community-based group involvement,  which may be used  as a prevention education and exercises or dynamic balance and strength training;
Use of hip protectors for those at risk of a hip fracture due to a fall.

lady falls

fall

One evening me and my daughter had an appointment downtown, and as we were walking on the sidewalk, I fell. Some people ran to help and others just stared. I was so embarrassed, and my daughter said it looked like I wanted to cry. To tell you the truth “I did want to cry. Felt like my whole being was shaken up, and I felt out of sync. I felt like I had just committed the unthinkable. I fell. I felt humiliated and disgust. After about 2 minutes I got up and brushed myself. If nobody has been around I probably would have just laid there. But I had to get up so I could be on my way.  See I know falls can be devastating. But since I was able to get up, I had too. To keep on my path, to finish what I started; we had an appointment.

The definition of a fall according to the MDS 3.0 has not changed but has been reworded and clarified. The following definition can be found in section J 1400 of the 3.0 RAI manual:  An unintentional change in position coming to rest on the ground, floor, or onto the next lower surface (e.g. onto a bed, chair or bedside mat). The fall may be witnessed, reported by a resident or an observer, or identified when the resident is found on the ground. Falls include any fall whether it occurred at home, out in the community, in an acute hospital, or in a nursing home. Falls are not a result of an overwhelming external force (e.g., a resident pushes another resident). An intercepted fall occurs when the resident would have fallen if he or she had not caught him or herself, or had not been intercepted by another person—this is still considered a fall.”   Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, January 2010,  Resident Assessment Instrument Manual, 3.0. American Medical Directors Association. 2003.Falls and Fall Risk: Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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Now if I took the above paragraph and changed the word in certain spots here is what you get! Your Fall can be physical or spiritual!

The definition of a fall according to The Bible , Gods Word has not changed but has been reworded and changed by some. The following definition can be found in section 1 Timothy 4:1-2 Paul said, “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

 2 Timothy 4:3-4   For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Hebrew 10:26-31 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee.

Hosea 11:7  And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. Saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Ezekiel 18:21-23  But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ezekiel 18:24  But if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live?  None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Peter 2:15  They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Peter 2:20-21 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Any unintentional change in  your Christian position coming to rest on the ground of untrue word of others,  waddling in sin floor, or onto the next lower surface called  a hellish life (e.g. onto a sin, the death chair or bedside mat bowing down to satan). The fall may be witnessed, reported by a resident or an observer, or identified when the resident is found on the ground.  The fall can be,  and usually is witnessed by other Christians, your pastor  other church members or even sinners. Falls include any fall whether it occurred at home, out in the community, in an acute hospital, or in a nursing home.  Your fall may and can happen anywhere, but especially the  home church.  You leave it. Falls are not a result of an overwhelming external force (e.g., a resident pushes another resident). An intercepted fall occurs when the resident would have fallen if he or she had not caught him or herself, or had not been intercepted by another person—this is still considered a fall.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           When you give up on Christ or not trust in His Word, by not believing in anything He has said in His Word, then you open the doors to what is called a Fall!!!                                                                                                                                                                       most information gathered from the:Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, January 2010,Resident Assessment Instrument Manual, 3.0.                                                                                                                                                             Get into a church or in a position for you Christ-care and spiritual care guide can lead you to a standing position in Christ Jesus!  

So how many of us have fallen or falling right now? When I ask that question, I literally mean falling in your spiritual walk with God? A spiritual falling.  I used pictures of people falling so you may get the general idea. When a person falls away there may be reasons that they cannot explain. On the other hand there may be reasons they can explain. Just to make sure you may understand here are some reasons:

What does the Bible say about Christians in the last days “falling” from their faith and going back into the world?
Hebrews 6:6 describes someone who was in the process and completely left it.     Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.          Hebrews 10:26 describes someone who has not only left the process but is very much against God. The key word in that verse is “willfully”.                                                                      Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remained no more sacrifice for sins.                                                              Hebrews 6:4-6 – It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

Now: What exactly might a spiritual fall mean?  A spiritual fall is departing from God and His commands”. It means to stop honoring God and His mighty works. It means to let someone influence you to turn away from God. It means stop believing in God and His awesome power. It means falling back, to your old ways. It mean to give up on God. It means to let your thoughts and actions  influence you to sin against God. By demonstrating you are your own man and not a man or woman of God anymore. Demonstrating you willingness to act apart from God. All that means, to fall away in the spiritual sense, away from God.

 So why do so many of us FALL? The big question.

Because we have human nature in us and its there forever. For unless we fight it, to beat it into submission of obeying God commands. Most of us can’t or won’t fight the temptation that turns us away. Some of us don’t know how to fight. So we just quietly fall away. Some of us become tired, some weary, bored and just plain fed up. Then again some of us just will not submit to God. We would rather deny Him than to obey Him. Then again some of us believe so strongly in other people, so when they fall we fall too. Nonetheless some of us let others lead us away.  Some believe other people truths, and forget Gods truths. Some people let others convince them not believe in God. Then again people believe in a false god that others have told them about. Some people just don’t feel its worth it. And a lot of people just don’t care one way or another. On the other hand some once believed in God, and stopped. Some felt like the cost was just too much. Others feel like the world has so much more to offer and it does. Otherwise  some have fallen because the world called their name! Whatever the reason(s) may be; We Fall! But God made allowances for when we fall, so that we may never have to stay in the fall. We can get up and walk from the fall and thank God. With some falls you will need help getting up, but if it is a bad fall you may need to call 911. But either way you got up.  You are living to change the situation and  to examine reasons for the fall. Now some falls can cause you your life. But remember falls just don’t happen! The floor was wet, the sole of the shoe might have come a loose. Your leg or ankle may have given out or twisted, something may have blocked your view. Or maybe there was something left in the pathway and you tripped. But either way Fall don’t just happen. There is always a source. If you don’t believe me what do you ask your self or what do you say when you fall to the floor in front of lots of people, or even if you fall alone in a dark room. The first thins you say may be, I slipped, or I didn’t see the water spot, or my leg just twisted or you might say I forgot to tie my shoe string or it must have come a loose. But what ever, you will do or  say something.  Some people make jokes about their falls and some become angry because you felt like it was someone else fault you fell. The only time you can’t say or do something, is if you are knocked unconscious.

According to The Israel of God& Bro. Buie, specialist in Israelite History  and the Christian Life, The Downfall of Man

According to Allen Webster, people fall away for many reasons and causes.

According to Prince Handley, The Covering & False Teachers

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leaves turn and fall

      The great fall of mankind, ask Adam or Eve, we’re still falling but, it is Jesus Christ who lifts us up. Nobody wants to fall!

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When it just ain’t right…..

"Whatever You Do"

I have been gone too long, that’s because I try not to write, but then,  I guess my voice is all I really own… So I must write; if I have nothing else, I have a voice… My voice is me and it tells my stories. My Narratives, Stories and Parables and all my other stuff, I write. My stories are warnings. They are prophecy. They are especially truths… My writings. Prophecies, Narratives and Truths and everything in-between, are all born in a small spot within my mind, a place where no one can enter unless I let them, a small spot that grows into a small black hole, with lots of energy, spitting out words for all, that is given from Yeshua Our MESSIAH. The words that are written in conversations are sometimes written when I’m depressed or sometimes when I feel lonely, but mostly when I’m told to by my Father in Heaven. I probably seem strange to you that is because I am, BUT I’M REALLY NOT. I see things that others don’t, and I feel things that others don’t. Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I don’t. That’s just me. But I find my rest in just waiting till the days and years usher in the second coming, but I probably won’t be here, but biting the dust somewhere, or should I say dead and buried. I am in such a hurry, I guess all I mostly do is try not to worry. Why? I just don’t like the state of things. I don’t like the disrespect FROM PEOPLE, for Yeshua our King and Messiah. I don’t like the fact that people are demonstrating no sense of morals nor honor for Our Lord. I hate the state of things. Every day I see the Bible fulfilling itself, just as if you are unrolling a strand of thread from a spooler. It saddens me, how sinful and more sinful we are. All of us act as if we will not have to face Yeshua our LORD one day. I often sit and daydream about what it will look like on the great judgment day. I can just see and feel everything around me. I see all the people crying……..pleading, and begging, but it still didn’t change anything. I can see all the Christians, Saints, Sinners and Angels. I can see the sorrow, I can even smell it. I can feel the pain, and it tears my heart to pieces. I cry out Lord Father, please. But that changes nothing. He said the people didn’t believe, they never have and never will. They never even tried to change, but the only change they did was for the worst. No one took me seriously. I was one page in a book to them. A page they never tried read. I gave the Bible, to all of you, to learn of my ways. I gave you all the words to live by. I taught you and offered to train all the people of the Nations, but who heeded my Words. Only a few, compared to the masses. I gave all the people of the world all of ME. I spoke to all of you through circumstance, and pain. That didn’t even get their attention for very long. I did some terrible things to all the people of the world, but you all asked for it. I have turned my back to your pain and injustices, because there was not enough of the people in the world who called on ME, yes they called, but not to repent, only in despair! HE said, “You all call on ME, just as quick as you all forget ME! But as He spoke to me, HE was so hurt. Yes I am the Almighty, the All Powerful, The Only Creator, The Lord God Most High, The Master Planner, The Only One, The Only Hope, The Sure One, The Heavenly Prince of Peace, The First Father, The First Son, The Only Righteousness, The Only Truth, The Only Way, The Secret, The Matheia, The Sucray, The Known, but He just kept on naming His Names, many I had no idea of the meaning, not even the word itself. But He was so amazed at the many masses that had little regards for Him! But He was not surprised, for He already knew! He never stopped loving us, but as God our Father has HIS job to do!  He said we all knew, there will be no excuses accepted, nor any payoffs. I asked Him, Lord why, He said no man should be surprised, by these events that you see before you. I have told it for years and centuries. No one should be unprepared. I told you to prepare for things to come, but no one did. I didn’t care about preparing for earthly thing, I meant for things unseen. You all knew. The Bible spoke it out loudly and plainly. YOU KNEW!!

I say this to myself and to you; my readers!
Every where I look, everything I see, everything I hear, everywhere I go, everything I know, everything I do has pain. I hurt for us. I hurt for Christ, because he died and shed His Blood for us, I hurt for the people. I hurt for the presence of Yeshua our God. I hurt to see what the world I live in is becoming. I hurt because evil is widespread, evil is in my face, evil is in my house, evil is on my street, evil is around the corner, evil is in neighborhood, evil is on the TV, evil on the radio, evil in the church, evil is near me, evil is at the corner store, evil is written on the pages of my bills, when I see a rate increase, every month. Evil in the banks, evil in the air, evil in my food, I was eating some packaged greens and bit down on a grasshopper. Evil in the conversation, in the thoughts, even in my walk. Evil in my friends, IN me, and even MY HABITS. All evil is from and owed by satan. I never liked him, and never will. He has caused me just too much pain. I’ve never liked greed. I think and know if you are you greedy then you will do almost anything to get exactly the things you want. So that is the reason for some of my pain. You see when I have to pay for the greed of others, that bothers me. Like the utility companies and the banks, insurance companies, all wanting the little money I got, just to pay for their selfish needs. It (GREED)disagrees with me. Yes evil is present in all things and everything thing. But MY God Yeshua is near me also. He is saving me from all evil thing and gives me the strength to bear. I trust God Yeshua to squash the evil. If he does not then it is in His plan. Evil has a great big smile, with satans name on it. But the smile of Lord Yeshua is even bigger!!! Yes satan can hurt me and even defeat me, but he cannot defeat My Father, Yeshua. I ask God to squash the evil. Yes I hurt and even have to cry, but I also remember who is greater than I, MY FATHER and LORD YESHUA. My life has not been easy no not at all, I have almost felt like I had lost my mind, but Lord Yeshua stepped in and shook me back to my senses. Yes He LOVES ME, and yes I forget that sometimes. But He reminds me because he tells me I’m His own and that He knows my Name. Yes life is trying its best to beat most of us down, but we have to remember where we all came, who our Father is, and press on towards the mark. Yes He love us when nobody else does. He gives to us when nobody else won’t.

Evil in the courtrooms, brought there by the judges, and even the people in the jury. But I can’t forget the criminals too. I use to tell my sons, if people stop getting in trouble, then the criminals courts, jails and prisons would go out of business. But they didn’t listen. It’s in the prisons, brought there some or most of the inmates, but has it ugly spirits that lives and dwells there in all the people who run them and guard them. He keeps me, because I often forget how to keep my self sometimes. Yes I cry, cry and cry, but He is the only one that wipes my tears away. He knows my pain, and He also knows about my gains. Yes tonight I write because my heart is so heavy. It hurts for me and it hurts for you!
It hurts me to see the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, but who cares… it’s real and it’s happening; search the Bible My Lord and God Yeshua help us. It hurts me to see people suffer, for others mistakes, it hurts me to see how so many of us allow satan to use us to make life so miserable for others. Yes I have made many mistakes and is still living to regret some of them. Still making mistake, but must pray to ask Lord Yeshua to help me and forgive me.

So I say, when it ain’t right….!I think too much, until sometimes my head hurts, I search to find the reason behind everything, but the Bible has already given me the answer. So the only thing left for me to do is, know the Words of the Lord like I know my name and birthday. Because the Words of the Lord fights all my battles, it fights evil, and even greed. May God Yeshua bless His. May the Lord Yeshua save us and hide us from the evil ones. From the greedy ones, from the selfish ones, from the mean-spirited ones, FROM THE SATANIC ONES.
Yes God makes the world go round, listen to the song by The Stylistics – “People Make The World Go Round” no, God makes the world go round but it’s the demonic spirit in people, that is Tearing It Down. Greed is tearing it down… Satan knows God has created this world for us, so he is the anxious leader and instigator in destroying it. But God….    Yeah we have forgotten that God is Everything and Everything is Him, and that He made EVERYTHING, for the good of all, but the demonic spirit in man, has helped to make all things bad. But God ain’t going for that… now is HE?

When it just ain’t right..
But when it just ain’t right, all I got is my voice. My battles are too big for me, but I must tell them it to others. My life is temporary and one day I will leave this place. So if my sons live maybe they will read them. Or my grandchildren, or theirs.
I think about all the things that ARE hurtful to Our Lord Jesu Christ, just stop and look at all the things we have done against God. We need to start thinking about all the things we’ve done that just ain’t right. All people, especially Christians. But I am so glad Yeshua Our Messiah and Protector has warned us of the days such as these. He also gave us a way out and solution. He asked us to PRAY and REPENT, so that HE COULD HEAL ALL LANDS.
If we would pray and repent sincerely he could perform a mighty works. If we pray and repent He could unleash legions of Angels on our behalf. If we pray and repent he would save us. If we pray and repent He was rush and perform miracles for us so that things would work in our favor. If we pray and repent HE would show awesome favor towards His children. IF WE PRAY AND REPENT, HE WOULD FILL THE CHURCHES WITH REPENTING RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE. WITH LOVE FOR THEIR FELLOW MEN / NEIGHBORS. If we would pray and repent He would rebuke those devourer, (in other words the greedy). But I’ll tell you this it just ain’t right and it won’t be until Our Father and Messiah comes back to make right, all the wrongs!!!!!!!  

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King Hezekiah was a man who did what was good, right, and truthful. Everything he was involved in was carried out with all his heart; and he prospered.

“This Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.” [2 Chronicles 31:20-21]

All people should live a life that is right before God, but leaders especially have a greater responsibility to do so. With that responsibility comes an attendant blessing. When you are in the arena, you will be shot at. If you want to be used greatly by God, then make your mind up ahead of time that you are NOT going to quit, and you are NOT going to run away!

If you quit, you can’t win. But if you don’t quit, you’ll win!

This doesn’t mean that you will have the strength or wisdom in your self; but you are determined to stand in faith, believing and drawing upon the resources of God.

The Assyrians were a cruel and treacherous military force. They resorted to terrible means of torture and were also a formidable foe. After Hezekiah’s deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah. He encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself.

When Hezekiah saw this, and realized that Sennacherib’s purpose was to make war against Jerusalem, he gathered his leaders and commanders together and encouraged them.

“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is before him: for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. [2 Chronicles 32:7-8]

Because of the impending danger, King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah prayed and cried out to heaven. Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, every leader, and every captain in the army of Assyria. So the King of Assyria returned shamefaced to his own land, and was killed by his own family.

“And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians 185,000 men; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses – all dead.” [2 Kings 19:35; 2 Chronicles 32:9-23]

God still uses angels today. Psalm 34:7 tells us “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.” Surely there are many times the angels deliver and protect us and we don’t even know about it. But, in addition – like many of the promises of God – we need to KNOW God’s Word so we can ACCESS God’s resources. We need to appropriate them by faith. We need to BELIEVE and PRAY as Hezekiah did. Vision begins with a purpose … and that purpose is to SEE the dream become a reality! There are five (5) basic steps in this process:

1. Dream;

2. Plan;

3. Preparation;

4. Logistics; and,

5. Action.

In action – and sometimes in the first four steps above – we engage the adversary as Hezekiah did. We implement our plans and put in place those things and people we have prepared, and that the Lord has assigned to us. Then we utilize the resources within our command to take action. Gideon had some clay vessels and candles. Moses had a rod. What is it that God has placed in your hand? What are those things you will BELIEVE God to bring into your access? It is your duty to use your faith. Faith is your servant. Read Luke 17:5-10.

Many times it is the thing that is in our hand or our heart that is our greatest resource. Are we turning the gifts of God away through unbelief? Are we afraid to leave our comfort zone? Use your faith – it is your DUTY to use it! I am reminded of a man and his wife who won $1,000,000 USD. When the authorized bearers of the prize tried to contact the couple, they were repeatedly turned away. The man and his wife would not answer their phone calls, or respond to their letters. They thought it was a joke. Finally, the man and his wife decided that they would at least see what the communication was about. The bearers of the prize were authorized one more time to attempt delivery to the man and his wife. They responded at the last minute.

How many times do we NOT receive God’s MIRACLES because of unbelief, or because of taking things for granted? We have the ability to DREAM and IMAGINE. We can establish a VISION and believe God for its fulfillment. When was the last time you dreamed for God? Imagine what your life and ministry would be like if the present hindrances were removed. One of the great promises in the Holy Bible is found in Jeremiah 33:3. “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”

In his book The Weight of Glory, C. S. Lewis said “Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.” What can you IMAGINE or THINK? For what can you ASK God? “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” [Ephesians 3:20]

Once your dream is starting to take form – that is, when it becomes a reality – your VALOR will be tested: by God … and by the enemy of your soul: the devil. You will have to make up your mind ahead of time to be a champion, to be valiant. God is looking for champions like the people of faith who went before us, who “Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” [Hebrews 11:34]

As you move out with the VISION, know that God has designed your VICTORY, but you have to have VALOR and stand in faith, calling upon Him for strength, wisdom, and MIRACLES. One thing that will help you is when you realize that God will use your enemy to help promote you: just like He did Pharaoh. God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that the Lord would be SET APART in the eyes of the Egyptians. And so God will use the reality of your vision so that He might be set apart in the eyes of people in every nation, tribe, family, and language of the earth. [Exodus 9:13-16; Romans 9:17] Just as God used angelic ministry to help King Hezekiah and his people, so God will use the angels to help you, if you will PRAY and CRY OUT to Heaven like Hezekiah and Isaiah.

The magicians could not stand before Moses [Exodus 9:11], and neither will the enemy’s people stand before you. There will be a severance – a setting apart – for God’s servants. There is a difference for those anointed for ministry: not “haphazard” ministry, but ministry anointed through prayer, fasting, listening, and obedience! The Lord makes a difference between His people and the people of the enemy. Read prayerfully the following verses; they are God’s Word for you at this time:

Exodus 8:23;

Exodus 9:26;

Exodus 11:7

The two most important things you can do to enlarge your VISION and engage the enemy with VALOR are:

     1. Sit at the feet of Mashiach Jesus; and,

     2. Live holy.

Then your VICTORY will be assured!

Baruch haba b’Shem Adonai.

Your friend,

Prince Handley
President / Regent
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