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WHEN NOTHINGS WORTH TRUSTING…

Who do you trust? What do you trust? How can you trust? So what’s next?

Can you trust yourself?

Can you trust your friends?

Can you trust family?

Can you trust people?

Can you trust anything?

We can trust Him

Trust has to start with a reliable source

What is trust? According to Oxford Dictionaries, “Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something: “relations have to be built on trust” ·

 Merriam Webster says, “trust is  to rely on or on the truth of ; to place confidence in someone or something ;to be confident
 So give me your definitions of Trust… send me your ans.
 According to Changing Minds, “Trust is both and emotional and logical act. Emotionally, it is where you expose your vulnerabilities to people, but believing they will not take advantage of your openness. Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, calculating expected utility based on hard performance data, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. I trust you because I have experienced your trustworthiness and because I have faith in human nature”.  changing minds trust, trusting  We feel trust. Emotions associated with trust include companionship, friendship, love, agreement, relaxation, comfort.
 So tell me what are your thoughts on trust?
How do you really feel about truth and trusting?
We can Trust God

Trust God with your worries, secrets,  your alls and everythings

 Sometimes I feel so uneasy about trusting others. Sometimes I can’t even trust myself to do exactly what I’m supposed to do. For example, I can’t trust myself to read my Bible sometimes. Sometimes I can’t trust my friends to tell me the truth about a thing I may ask them about. Sometimes I feel like I can’t trust my doctors.  Even because of the experiences I’ve had with the court systems I truly know I can’t trust them. My oldest son had a set of lawyers and God knows I could not trust them, some non trusts of people or things comes natural, and are warranted. Some people you just cannot trust and when I say trust I mean, trust them  to do the right things. If we look at the Political races, for President, you may find yourself, asking yourself who can I trust, and is there any trust among thieves? Most do not trust public officials, I don’t even want to discuss how money can influence trust lol! (a whole new topic)
BUT TRUST, you do not have to look very far to find a trust issue. Look right in your home, in your social circle, in your family circles,  in your neighborhoods, and the trust issue goes on …. But trust can be a big issue, when trusting may really matter.
Guess what? When u do not trust someone or something that can be a very miserable feeling, a bad feeling, a lonely feeling, a terrible feeling. I know some of you have never thought about it because you can trust everyone, lol! But on the serious side… everybody is not to be trusted and even if they could be trusted, there would still be issues. The issues are, you  never really know, for sure. Then think about the times when you really trusted someone and discovered that on their part, there was no trust.
Read these articles:
These are some interesting articles that may help u understand ones feelings on trust.
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So after thinking seriously about trust, what is your conclusion to the questions stated above? Well, there is one true answer to those questions:
Question: “What does the Bible say about trust?” ( Got Questions. Org)
Answer: The words translated “trust” in the Bible literally mean “a bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security.” Trust is not exactly the same as faith, which is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9). Rather, trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been given. Trusting is believing in the promises of God in all circumstances, even in those where the evidence seems to be to the contrary. Hebrews 11 talks about faith, which is accepting and believing the truth that God reveals about Himself, supremely in the person of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the practical consequence of faith in God is trust, which we prove by living out our full acceptance of God’s promises day by day. Furthermore, it is by this trust that we are promised peace: “You will keep in peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).The classic verse regarding trust is Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This verse sums up the Bible’s teaching on trust. First, it is the Lord in whom we are to trust, not ourselves or our plans, and certainly not the world’s wisdom and devices. We trust in the Lord because He and He alone is truly trustworthy. His Word is trustworthy (Psalm 93:5; 111:7; Titus 1:9), His nature is faithful and true (Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; 145:13; 146:6), and His plans for us are perfect and purposeful (Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 29:11). Further, because of God’s nature, we are to trust Him with all our hearts, committing every aspect of our lives to Him in complete confidence. Finally, we are not in trust in ourselves because our understanding is temporal, finite, and tainted by our sin natures. Trusting in ourselves is like walking confidently across a rotten wooden bridge over a yawning chasm thousands of feet deep. Disaster inevitably follows.Trust in God is a feature of many of the psalms of David. There are 39 references to trust in the Psalms alone, whether referring to trusting in God and His Word, or to not trusting in riches or the things of this world. It is on the basis of this trust that David finds deliverance from all the evil he encounters. Many of David’s psalms describe situations when he was pursued by Saul and his army, as well as his other enemies, and always did the Lord come to his aid. One thing that can be noted about biblical trust is that it always engenders further trust in our God. The man of God never stops trusting in God completely. His faith may be knocked, He may stumble, or He may fall into the foulest of sins, but “though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand” (Psalm 37:24). The man of God knows that, though trials will beset in this life, his trust will not waiver because that trust is based on faith in the promises of God: the promise of eternal joy with the Lord and the promise of an inheritance that “can never perish, spoil and fade” (1 Peter 1:4).
Trust — Trust is believing that God always does what is right.  
 PEOPLE AND THINGS  who trusted  God-YAHWEH:
The Elements
Abel
Noah
Abram/Abraham
Joseph
Moses
Aaron
Balaam
Balaam’s donkey
Joshua
Rahab
Othniel
Ehud
Shamgar
Deborah
Gideon
 Tola
Jair
Jephthah
Samson
Ruth
Hannnah
Samuel
David
( I’ll stop here for now)
TRUST GOD

TRUST GOD

 But these were people/ things that trusted Yahweh.  So I say where should you put your trust? This is God I trust.
 Sometimes when it is very hard to trust people, the only choice that is evident, is God Our heavenly Father. He asked us to  Trust in Him with all of our hearts and lean not to our own understanding.
WE SHOULD TRUST HIM WHEN WE CANNOT TRUST NO ONE ELSE. DON’T WORRY IF U CANNOT SEE HIM, WITH THE NAKED EYE,  HE IS THERE. TALK TO HIM, TELL HIM, ASK HIM, BELIEVE HIM, TRUST HIM, WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO TRUST. U CAN TRUST HIM. YOU CAN BE TOLD THAT A MILLION TIMES, BUT UNTIL U ARE PUT IN A POSITION WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO TRUST HIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU LEARN TO TRUST HIM. As for the days and times we live in believe me that day will come sooner than later. You will need to genuinely trust someone. Have you ever wanted to tell something so bad until you felt like your heart was about to burst, if so you had better trust God, with your information because sometimes the person you trust probably will not be the person to trust. So get on your knees and tell it to God. You can truly trust Him.

 

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WHEN U’RE NOT FEELING IT!!!!!

MLK Jr. Quote

MLK Jr. Quote

“You wanna be ok with it…., but your heart, u really ain’t feeling it”. So sure many of us feel that way. Those feelings happen or may manifest often or very seldom, but we all know, or have experienced feelings such as those…. Now let me give you some examples of exactly what’s it means when u are not feeling it. (liking it)

1. When it’s time, we vote for a new president. OK now, we see the list of possible candidates, and you say to yourself, I know there should be someone better. (we ain’t feeling it)

2.  You watch the news everyday, you wanna watch it to keep up with the latest happenings, but after you saw it, you say to yourself, I would have felt better, if I had not watched it. (we ain’t feeling it)

3. The Supreme court finalizes laws of the land, but a lot of the laws they confirm, do not sit well with a lot of people. (so one again we really ain’t feeling it)

4. Politicians criticize each other, we have to see, hear, and be subjected to all this. (we ain’t feeling it)

5. People or groups want to subject their ideas, lifestyles or force their ideologies upon us. (we ain’t feeling it)

6. We live a long time and you see changes happening in the world today, that you never would have imagined. (we ain’t feeling it)

7.  When you know you are right about something, but the world society is telling you, u are wrong. (u ain’t feeling it)

8. You just got a pay check on your job, but the pay’s not matching your labor. (u ain’t feeling it)

9. When you’re going through something, and you heart is breaking, and the people around u are telling u, you’ll be ok. (u ain’t feeling it)

10.  You’re paying twice for a house that should have been paid off 30 years ago. (u ain’t feeling it)

11.  Police brutality when u know it does not have to be. (we ain’t feeling it)

12. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer(we ain’t feeling it)

13. Being lied to when u know it ain’t true. (we ain’t feeling it)

Well that was just to give you an idea of what I am talking about…..

So now, when people are not really, in agreement with something, but just go along with it all because they feel that is the normal thing to then; then that would be called, “going along to get along.”  Yes, sometimes we’ll just agree with a situation as not to cause a distraction, be offensive or better yet, not to be called the distraction. Because no one wants to be the odd ball, or the subject of confusion, or the sore thumb, or the troublemaker, of the problem, or the nutty one, or the troublemaker or u’re angry; so we go along to get along.

Another example: “Say for instance a group of policemen, driving along mining their own business see a man running down the road. Now the cops just had a big lunch, a few laughs and are really feeling good. As they drive along,  two of the cops in the car said” I wonder why he’s running, then another said, oh, it’s probably nothing.  Then the third cops says let’s check it out. So they stop, and ask the man to stop running, he did. One cop says where u going in such a hurry? The man says home. The next cop says why in such a hurry? He says my sister called and said, my mom is sick. So I’m running  to hurry home. Ok the other cops say, can’t u tell he lying, look at the sweat on his face. Then another cop say yeah. Then the second cop says let’s search him, they do and find anything.  Ok you’re good u can go. Then one cops says let’s go. But then the third cops says, not before I give him a reminder, and the fourth cop says a reminder, of what?  So that cop hits the man with his stick, twice. Then they laugh, but the first cop , says man you should not have hit him like that. The other cops say why? He said because the man did nothing, he was just trying to get home to his sick mom. But he did not report it? Why? Going along with the wrong to get along with his fellow cops. A few days later, the good cop saw the man that was running down the road. He stopped and the man said, my mom made it to the hospital just in time, but when I got home I passed out, and had to be rushed to the doctor, they said I had a small concussion and this bruise will take months to heal.” All that for what? Why no one stood up, well it’s called going along to get along or is it called fear?

So we often go along with situations to be able to fit in, or liked by others. But in our hearts, we know we ain’t feeling it.

So is that right? Is it wholesome? Is it good? Is it Honest? Is it appropriate? Is it merited? Is it moral? Is it conscientious?  Well I guess if u are the kind of person that is passive and wants to get along with everybody, its ok. But if u have a problem with going along to get along, then u get restless in your seat. U get a sense of  “o man,” how can people be so complacent? So un concerned or un motivated to do something. But in all reality say something. Write a blog, post to Facebook,  or some of the others, things people do, and u don’t have to be violent about it either. But don’t do nothing.

Ok, example: If Martin Luther King Jr. had of just watched events unfold on TV or radio, and did nothing we would probably still be riding on the back of the bus, or not being able to eat in certain places. Not be able to attend the schools we would like. Buy homes in neighborhoods u like. You get the point.

Now to be more realistic, just say for instance: Main Point  Jesus decided to not go to the Cross! Let’s just say he said, I’m not gonna heal the sick, raise the dead, give sight to the blind, feed the hungry, you get the idea. What a mess we would be in. If Jesus had of just said to His disciples, lets just sit back and watch how thing unfold. Lets just see how they all will turn on each other, and do horrible things to each other. What if Jesus said, they are getting just what they deserve. What if Jesus just went along with the crowd to get along with everybody? What if He decided not to come to earth in the first place? Well  he never would have been crucified. So I said that to say this: When u stand up for something and it’s not popular with your group, then u need to get another group. Why go along with something when u ain’t feeling it! There are always choices to be made: SO MAKE THEM! Lose a few friends…. Lose a few buddies… Lose, lose, lose but in the end u really GAIN!

YOU CAN’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT U, YOU CAN’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY TO U. YOU CAN’T WORRY ABOUT FRIENDS, BECAUSE U REALLY DON’T HAVE ANY ANYWAY.

Just MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON, U DO CARE ABOUT IS; “WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY TO ME, IF I STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND MORAL….. What would He say, to me if I stood up in His shoes or sandals, and spoke like He spoke…. That is hard for some of us and comes naturally for some, but in the long run u can always live with knowing that u did something that will benefit generations to come.

Oh by the way everybody does not like you,  so stop, right now thinking that they do, some will never like you and no matter what you do or say  you can never convince them to like you.  Some might have liked u at first but after u stood up and spoke up they will no longer like u. SO, oh well its part of the territory and expect that.

From my reading the Bible I learn to live for God, not man, man can hurt you and make u feel so bad about yourself and the things you stand up for. So stand in Christ Jesus and when you do, it really does not matter how others feel about you. That is what I especially like about Jesus, he did not care if He was liked; although he asked his disciples, who do they say I am, St. Mark 8:v.27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.”… So when he turned around and asked his disciples who do you think I am, Peter answered, You are the Christ. [The scripture says “He said to them, But who do you say that I am?] So I assume, what He asked to them all, who do you say I am, He was asking the question to all of His disciples, but Peter answered first, so the Bible does not say if the rest was trying to answer before Peter beat them to it or if the other let Peter answer for them. It also does not say if  the others did say something at all. But anyway let’s just say only Peter really knew who Jesus was. Then you mean to tell me all his disciples his closest group, did not really know who he was? Then if that be the case your friends don’t really know you either.

That passage gave me, a great insight “people don’t know u but assume that u what are what they perceive u top be!!!! So if they perceive you to be that, then to them you are that! SO do what you have to do to please Jesus, because I will tell you right now u will never ever please everybody. So when you ain’t feeling something, then do something about it!!! Jesus did….

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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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