Monthly Archives: January 2019

ELIJAH WAS ATTACKED BUT NOT DEFEATED

Be careful who you listen to when it comes to the Jezebel Spirit. Some people speak without proper understanding and anointing. A good example: Yesterday, someone sent me a video of a well-known American pastor preaching that Elijah was so overcome by a spiritual attack from Jezebel that even though God tried to reach him in the earthquake, the fire, and lastly the still small voice, God ultimately had to take him home because he forfeited his place of authority with God and had to be replaced!

This is just a complete misconception of what happened. Elijah was only temporarily overcome by depression, but he completely recovered, and 1. Kings 21 describes how God sent him back to confront Ahab for the death of Naboth and to pronounce judgment over Jezebel! Indeed, God also continued to give Elijah missions, and in verse 28, we see God conversing with Elijah. When God took Elijah up to heaven, it wasn’t because Elijah was so useless, like this preacher claimed, but a display of God’s power and miraculous doing.

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I LOVE YOU

Jesus said, you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. A second is equally important: Love people as much as you love yourself. (See Matthew‬ ‭22:37-39‬‬)

Therefore, “If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And He has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.” 1 John‬ ‭4:20-21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In other words, “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.” Romans‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?

Jesus said; humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God all things are possible! (See Matthew‬ ‭19:26‬)

In other words, God can do anything, anytime, anywhere, with anybody!

It is for this very reason that Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” Mark‬ ‭11:22-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And the apostle Paul said it this way,

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

JESUS DOES DELIVER DEMON POSSESSED CHILDREN

“One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk. And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. 

So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth. “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy. The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” 

When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. “Listen, you [...]