Spiritual Warfare Skill – No Fear

When you read the good old story when David, slays Goliath with sling and stone in the Holy Scriptures of, 1 Samuel 17, one of the first thing you notice is that, the Israelite Army including King Saul were ”dismayed and terrified” of the giant. Goliath started and ended each day with taunts up to forty days. As this continued, it demoralized and diminished the fighting capability of the Israelites. They began to believe in spite of their best efforts, something undesirable was going to happen to them i.e. their defeat.  This is basically the definition of fear—the belief that something is out there is going to get you and that, you can’t do anything to stop it. Fear can manifest itself in many different ways— uncontrolled stress which manifests into anxiety then depression. Other ways includes nervousness, worry, dread, hopelessness, panic, insomnia, addiction to drugs ,alcohol and food. Fear which is spiritual can now affect your physical health and bring about problems such as chronic heartburn, unspecified skin rashes, bowel problems to name a few. These can spring up in your life from a variety of sources. Perhaps you experience fear as a result of the environment in which you were raised; you have been maltreated or abused physically or mentally, your family or and friends have made it look normal to be in fear; you feel like you’re left behind in life- all your friends are getting married and having children; the fear of getting old and cant have children; or perhaps you experience fear as a result of trying to conceal mistakes and imperfections in your life; you are ashamed of something you’ve done in the past, and you worry that one day it will be made public and brought to light; you experience fear as a result of trying to control too many things in your life or you realized that most things in your life are out of your control, and this makes you fearful about what will happen in the future. 

Fear can get a foothold in your life and begin to dominate you. It can demoralize you and ultimately diminish God’s [ADONAI-Elohim] glory in your life. Fear can chew away your life, erode your sense of confidence, rob you of sleep, blind you and steal your praises to God.  Fear is a relentless weapon the enemy uses to trap and connect you to himself. And it is one that must be broken through the power of Jesus Christ [Yeshua] our Commander in Chief. The solution to facing the giant of fear in your life is not by determination, but by faith in Yeshua [Jesus Christ]. It isn’t so much saying, “Fear, go away,” but confessing, “I have confidence that, Jesus Christ is bigger than this giant and has already defeated it.” In Romans 10:17, Paul states, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Messiah” . When you see and hear God in and through his Word, the Word allows you to see and hear that HE is bigger than your Fear. This builds up your faith, and your faith in turn becomes the ‘stone’ that drops the giant of fear in your life. David used the word by faith in 1 Samuel 17:45, ”Then David said to the Philistine, “You are coming to me with a sword, a spear and a javelin, but I am coming to you in the Name of Adonai-Tzva’ot, God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” . The Holy Scriptures tells us in John 1:1-18 that, the word became flesh and dwelt among us as Yeshua [Jesus Christ].

Brothers and sisters, identify the source of your fear and place it in the hands of Yeshua today. Remind yourself that with Adonai all things are possible; put your trust no man but God alone; you will be disappointed if you put your trust in mankind. Jesus Christ will overcome all your Fears; HE made a promise in the book of Matthew 19:26, And looking, Yeshua said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Money will not take away your fear; being content with what God has given you now, will bring Jesus Christ to the scene in times of trouble. Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that, ‘Keep your lifestyle free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. For God Himself has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you,”. Yeshua also gave us a significant advice about the troubles of life in Matthew 6:34, He said that, ”Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Before every battle, there is a briefing or speech by a commander to their troops, however you build courage to follow your leader into a war zone not by their persona but by their capabilities as a leader. Our Commander in Chief Yeshua, told us in the Holy Scriptures of Matthew 7:15-20 that, “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit [LOVE]. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces bad fruit.  A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit. Brothers and sisters, who do you spend your time listening to? Are they growing your faith or growing your fear? As a disciple of Yeshua, the opposite of fear isn’t courage but Faith in God. Yeshua our commander in chief said in Matthew 21:18-22 that, ‘faith in God can move mountains’- And whatever you ask in prayer, trusting, you shall receive. The Holy Scriptures reminds us in Joshua 1:9 that, ”Have I not commanded you? Chazak! Be strong! Do not be terrified or dismayed, for Adonai your God is with you wherever you go.” 

Take a moment Brothers and Sisters, and name what is keeping you up at night- grab a pen and write them down, and then offload those cares to the One who has promised to care for you. Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you, 1 Peter 5:7. Remember we are not like others- one of our weapons is Praise and Worship; they are so powerful in breaking any chain of fears attached to our lives. Don’t spend so much time listening to songs of this world and watching immoral television programs or be addicted to social media – these are currently the secret weapons the enemy is using to trap you with fear. ‘You no longer become content in life and want to be what you see and hear’. So, grab your sword which is Jesus Christ against ALL your fears and fill your mouth and heart with Praise and Worship to our God. You will begin to see God’s might, recognize his LOVE for you, and know that HE will always come through. Lamentations 3:22-23 reminds us that, ”Because of the mercies of Adonai we will not be consumed, for His compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness”. if you have fear, simply put all your hopes onto our Lord Jesus Christ- YESHUA today and victory will be yours.   

Prayer 

I relegate fear to its proper place; into the hands of Jesus Christ- Yeshua today; Adonai, my Lord God is bigger than my fears and has overcome. Amen  

Further reading 

Isaiah 43:1-2,18-19   1 John 4:8 Philippians 4:6 Psalm 34:4 Isaiah 41:10 Deuteronomy 31:6   Psalm 118:6  Romans 8:31  Luke 11:33-36

Accepting Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in your Spirit [heart]

There is a Promise in the Holy Scriptures at John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’ .

Jesus Christ foretold the ‘signs of the end of time’ in Matthew 24, …the Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.

All you have to do now is accept YESHUA– Jesus Christ as your Messiah in your heart; and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you will be saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ in Luke 23:42-43, ”And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”Yeshua said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” There is no true loving parent that will lock their door in the middle of the night to a rebellious child. They either wait for them to come back or go out looking for them. So what do expect Our Loving Father HaShem to do? The door to come back into the kingdom of God is open for you. Yeshua is the only way to the Father. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed that, God can not forgive, if you willingly come to HIM with repentance.

Now tell someone you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour today; Jesus Christ called everyone to Himself publicly.

Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah that was slain for all your sins and with HIM you will face no judgement on the last day, no matter your religion, gender, race or believe. The Holy Scriptures of Revelation 5 promises us that, by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross we are all saved. Just believe…

God bless you, Amen Amen Amen.

Spiritual Warfare Skill – Repentance

We ALL sin in our thoughts, hearts [Spirit-God’s Temple], what we look at, what we say, do or continue to fail to do; these could be deliberate or unknown to ourselves. Is it pride, holding grudges, holding  pain of the past- unforgiveness ,jealousy, hatred, accepting things of this world – such as ‘immoral relationships’ and ‘immoral wedlock’, watching pornography, indulge in masturbation, committed murder which includes ‘deliberate abortion’. The Holy Scriptures tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that, ”Or don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, those who practice homosexuality,  thieves, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God”. May be you ‘talk too much’, have quick temper or anger, tell lies, show no love to people around you; self-declared pastor , evangelist or prophet for selfish reasons; modern day Idol worshiping– such as love for money, sex, Internet/technology addiction ,drug and alcoholism – idolising human, such as manager at work, pastors, priests, prophets, wife’s, husbands and even our children just to name a few. Isaiah 2:22 tells us that, Stop trusting in mere humans [mankind] , who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem? Repent and confess your sins or you will be overwhelmed in your ‘everyday battle’. Cleansing begins with confessing. The Bible also tells us in 1 John 1:8‭-‬10 that, ”If we say we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. Brothers and sisters take a moment and identify your weakness by reflection after reading the Holy Scriptures according to, 1 Timothy 1:3-17. 

Repentance is simply striving to stop or stay away from sin. Without repentance by confession, your sins will not be forgiven by ADONAI our Father in Heaven. Where there’s sin, the Holy Spirit is ‘grieved’, is like bad WIFI or internet connection. In a war zone, you need radios, satellite and various system’s to be able to communicate effectively with command and control. Brothers and sisters, how do you communicate [pray] -without connection [Holy Spirit] through our Messiah-Jesus Christ [Yeshua] to the Father ADONAI-Elohim [GOD] who has total Power, Command and Control over your life? Yeshua told us in John 16:7-8 that , … it is for our advantage HE returns to the God, the Holy Spirit [Ruach ha-Kodesh]- The Helper, will not come to us; but if HE goes, HE will send the Holy Spirit to us ; however, when Holy Spirit comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness and judgment. In a nutshell with bad connection or no connection to communicate in a battlefield one is in danger! Ephesians 4:30-32 also reminds us that, ”Do not grieve the Ruach ha-Kodesh of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness and rage and anger and quarreling and slander, along with all malice.  Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other just as God in Messiah also forgave you.”

Our commander in chief Yeshua connects and communicate with us by the Holy Spirit in all our battles; It is written in John 14:26 that, ”But the Helper, the Ruach ha-Kodesh whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of everything that I said to you” . If your prayers fail to bear ‘fruit’ [answered], it might not only be because of the WILL of GOD; but due to the fact one is still living in sin and not doing anything about it. Matthew 3:8, tells us that, ”Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance”. Jesus Christ knows that we are ALL weak and ready to help if only we turn to HIM willingly with repentance. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that ‘no temptation has taken hold of you except what is common to mankind. But God is faithful; HE will not allow you be tempted beyond what you can handle. But with temptation He will also provide a way of escape, so you will be able to endure it”. There is no sin that cannot be forgiven by our Father Adonia Elohim [remember King David, Moses and others], so why are you listening to the enemy (satan) that, your sin’s can not be forgiven? If you find it difficult to repent of your sins due to association – ‘delete them off your phones right now’, keep these people at a distance and cut ties! – our commander in chief said in Matthew 5:30 that, “And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell [Gehenna]. 

Personally, I struggled for years with the weakness of lust; I have tested repentance by doing all I could to stay away from fleshly desires; Yeshua saw all my efforts and reached out to Help me; by HIS abundant grace, He delivered me from the bondage of lust .With the abundant Love from Jesus Christ, HE ‘turned all my scars in my battles to Stars’. All you need is Trust, Believe and have Faith in our Lord Yeshua to come and rescue you. Repentance is playing our part where forgiveness is GOD’s reaction for our effort. God told Abraham my name is I AM WHO I AM in Exodus 3:14- The God we serve is a God of Now, He Acts Now, He Forgives Now, He Delivers Now- So stay away from sin Now. Are your circumstances like hell right now? The simple answer is repent and stay connected with Jesus Christ- Yeshua the Messiah, for by HIS blood shed on the cross our sins are forgiven. When Jesus Christ rose from the dead we rose together with HIM in Victory. However, don’t be deceived that by HIS blood you have the licence to stay in sin or continue to sin. Judgment awaits one who deliberately continues to sin. You can only be victorious in the battles you face right now by staying connected with Jesus Christ [Yeshua] with the Help of Ruach ha-Kodesh; 1 Corinthians 2:16 tells us that for,“Who has known the mind of the Lord-ADONAI, that he will instruct him?” But we have the mind of Messiah-Our commander in Chief. Jesus Christ said in John 15:5 that, ‘ I am the vine; your are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.

Prayer   

Sin power over your life be broken as your spirit connects with the truth today in Jesus Christ [Yeshua] name I pray. Amen  

Further reading  

Romans 8:1-11  Exodus 20: 1-17 John 6:63 Luke 5:27-32 Acts 13:24. Luke 24:47  2 Corinthians 7:10 Acts 5:31-32 Matthew 15:10-20  1 Corinthians 6:18   James 4: 3-5 Ephesians 5:5 Ezekiel 6:8-10   2 Kings 17:15 Ezekiel 8:12 Psalms 97:7 Isaiah 57:3-13  Ezekiel 23   Jonah 2:8 Ezekiel 14: 3-6   1 Peter 4:1-6  1 Corinthians 10:14  1 John 5:21 2 Corinthians 3:17  1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Accepting Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in your heart

There is a Promise in the Holy Scriptures at John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’ .

Jesus Christ foretold the ‘signs of the end of time’ in Matthew 24, …the Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.

All you have to do now is accept YESHUA– Jesus Christ as your Messiah in your heart; and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you will be saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ in Luke 23:42-43, ”And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”Yeshua said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” There is no true loving parent that will lock their door in the middle of the night to a rebellious child. They either wait for them to come back or go out looking for them. So what do expect Our Loving Father HaShem to do? The door to come back into the kingdom of God is open for you. Yeshua is the only way to the Father. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed that, God can not forgive, if you willingly come to HIM with repentance.

Now tell someone you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour today; Jesus Christ called everyone to Himself publicly.

Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah that was slain for all your sins and with HIM you will face no judgement on the last day, no matter your religion, gender, race or believe. The Holy Scriptures of Revelation 5 promises us that, by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross we are all saved. Just believe…

God bless you, Amen Amen Amen.

Spiritual Warfare Skill – Humility

What changed angels into demons? The simple answer is Pride! Angels disobeyed the commands of GOD [ADONAI-Elohim], due to ‘invisible dark spirit of Pride‘. The Holy Scriptures tells us in the book of Revelation 12:7-9 that, ”And war broke out in heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought, but they were not strong enough, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down—the ancient serpent, called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Don’t be deceived in this world and think there is no devil; satan and his demons are still active in this world striving to derail you from God’s Kingdom 24/7. Pride is an evil deed that comes from within and defiles a person. Our commander in chief Jesus Christ [Yeshua] warns us in Mark 7:20-23 that, …, “It is what comes out of the man that makes the man unholy. For from within, out of the heart of men, come evil intentions, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustfulness, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and make the man unholy. ”Pride is the number one secret weapon the enemy uses to trap us to himself. The enemy is then able to bring about afflictions and setbacks into our lives; that’s the reason why he was thrown out of heaven at the first place. ‘Anyone with pride is easily used as satan’s agent or ‘his catalyst’ in spiritual warfare.”  

During my service as a soldier in the British Army; one of my many vivid experience was that, when a soldier shows disobedience, arrogance or pride, it affects the whole team within- this is sometimes called ‘morale‘. This can be detrimental and affect operational effectiveness on the battlefield. On most occasions, not only do the culprit gets punished after failing to obey commands or instructions but the whole team gets some form of disciplinary action to enforce command and control. My first experience of this was during an inspection of living area [Dormitory] by a superior in winter 2003, everyone’s items from lockers including mattresses and bed linens were thrown outside via windows. The simple reason was that an individual failed to live up to standards or expectations; and as a result, all of us have failed as team, to assist and support the individual. This did not make any sense and came across unfair after all the hard work put in, sometimes overnight or early hours of the morning. These involved ironing , boot polishing, cleaning, precise folding arrangements of personal belongings into wardrobes etc. Will you agree to an extent that, there will be no order or chain of command if this continues? There is order in Heaven Brothers and sisters; your afflictions from pride does not only affect you, but the closest people around- especially your family [take a moment to reflect].  

You can never win your battles with pride, because you create a barrier between yourself and our Lord YESHUA- Jesus Christ of Nazareth. If you honestly believe or been told you have pride, repentance is the key to your breakthrough, or you end up talking to yourself when you pray or starve yourself for nothing when you fast. The Holy Scriptures tells us in Proverbs 16:18 that, Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. One of the deep secrets why children of God, find it difficult to ‘navigate’ from afflictions or setbacks, is due to lack direction, because we have rebelled just like the devil and his angels. GOD hates pride, because it reminds HIM of the rebellion in heaven. There is therefore, no Leader, no Power and Authority from Yeshua-Jesus Christ- the weapon  for your ‘everyday spiritual warfare’. These may be setbacks in your finances relating to debts, health issues , infertility, family breakdown or conflicts, educational problems, suffering trauma from sexual harassment or an assault, setbacks in career and business just to name a few. Pride is a spiritual entity that connects you with darkness. Proverbs 11:2 tells us that, When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. From our commander in chief YESHUA, He said in Matthew 23:12 that, “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Pride will connect you to the devil, but humility will make you an angel and a soldier of Christ [Yeshua].

Prayer

Pray with me brothers and sisters – so Yeshua [Jesus Christ] will give us the grace to be humble, understand HIS commands and be broken away from the power of pride in our lives; in Yeshua [Jesus Christ] name I pray. Amen   

Further reading  

Isaiah 2:11 ; Mark 7:1-23 ; Isaiah 13 ; Isaiah 23 ; Daniel 5 ; Ezekiel 5; Isaiah 2:17; Jacob[James] 4:1-12

Accepting Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in your heart [Spirit]

There is a Promise in the Holy Scriptures at John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’.

Jesus Christ foretold the ‘signs of the end of time’ in Matthew 24, …the Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.

All you have to do now is accept YESHUA– Jesus Christ as your Messiah in your heart; and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you will be saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ in Luke 23:42-43, ”And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”Yeshua said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” There is no true loving parent that will lock their door in the middle of the night to a rebellious child. They either wait for them to come back or go out looking for them. So what do expect Our Loving Father HaShem to do? The door to come back into the kingdom of God is open for you. Yeshua is the only way to the Father. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed that, God can not forgive, if you willingly come to HIM with repentance.

Now tell someone you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour today; Jesus Christ called everyone to Himself publicly.

Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah that was slain for all your sins and with HIM you will face no judgement on the last day, no matter your religion, gender, race or believe. The Holy Scriptures of Revelation 5 promises us that, by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross we are all saved. Just believe…

God bless you, Amen Amen Amen.

The Battle Begins Now

Thanks for joining me!

When I willingly made the decision in my Spirit [Heart], to be ‘born from above’, for the Kingdom of God, as Yeshua [Jesus Christ] told Nicodemus in John 3:3; I thought ADONAI- Ro-eh [The Lord our Shepherd] will make me lie down in green pastures and lead me beside still waters just like the Psalmist highlighted in the book of Psalms 23:2. I had no idea embracing Yeshua as the captain of my salvation meant I was enlisting as a soldier in the army of God of ALL creations [ADONAI Elohim] as is written, in the Holy Scriptures of 2 Timothy 2:3.

I’ve since learnt in Matthew 10:34-36, that believers are soldiers and Jesus Christ did not come to bring peace [Shalom] but a sword. If you follow Yeshua , your father , daughter, mother, daughter-in-law , mother-in-law or anybody close to you can become your enemy and turn against you. HE went further to warn us that , man’s enemies will be the members of his household. I’ve discovered that we’re more than conquerors in Christ, which also tells me ungodly and unseen dark forces are trying to conquer us and stop us from entering God’s Kingdom.

Keep this truth in mind: the Holy Scriptures tells us in John 10:10 that, the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Every demon has the same mission; how they go about it – their strategies and tactics – are different. A spirit of fear attacks your faith, let’s take David and Goliath story as an example; while a spirit of rejection attacks your identity. The enemy is strategic; has a highly organized army, and able to send specific evil spirits against believers to derail them from their kingdom purpose [‘God given Destiny’].

My prayer for you brothers and sisters as you connect with me on this blog, is that, you will gain discernment to identify spirits opposing your life – and the lives of those you love – and develop spiritual battle skills to fight back. Spiritual bondage can manifest in many ways – our Spiritual Life, Health, Relationships, Marriage, Finances, Family, Education, Career and or Business – but the Good News is that victory is ours; by walking in our God-given authority, we can effectively face these challenges and win in spiritual warfare. The Holy Scriptures tells us in 1 John 5:4 [Tree of Life Version] that,” For everyone born of God [ADONAI Elohim] overcomes the world. And the victory that overcomes the world is- our faith”.