My mother's not walking with a cane. This is huge.
And she's not taking pain killers like I eat gummy bears any longer. Speaking of gummy bears, I'm a connoisseur and I've discovered Target's Marketplace Pantry brand is quite delicious. I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised.
Back to the lecture at hand ... perfection is perfected - sorry, got distracted again. When I was with her at the end of February, I saw the enemy devouring and ravaging her body. And she had doctor appointments several times that week, which devours her finances. She was bent over, barely moving, groaning in pain and couldn't sleep. It irritated me beyond all get out. I don't care what kind of sin has taken place or if there is a lack of faith for healing or anything else on her part, I had enough wisdom and authority to do something - so I did.
First, I went to The Lord and reminded Him that He'd created her to be a Kingdom money maker. She's not there, yet. Then I reminded Him that I'm assigned to her. From there I knew I had the authority to lead her to freedom from that demonic assault.
Then, we took communion and I anointed her with oil head to toe and spoke The Word and promises of God over her. I also, had her begin taking Bragg's ACV every morning. She told me a couple days ago she felt so good, she wanted to go walking (had it not been so cold). Today she said, "I'm walking by myself and I've been able to sleep. Before I was in so much pain I couldn't sleep and I didn't want to eat." This is huge. Not only because we're big eaters, but because that's some serious pain relief. And she was so hunched over, I'm telling you it was nothing but the enemy sitting on her back. Made me so mad. Now she's walking upright.
Talk about a faith boost. Going from constant pain that one doctor prescribes a med for and have it cause problems or work a little, and then when you go to the next doctor they pull you off it and put you on something else that barely works or causes a different problem.
Oh, I almost forgot: they were trying to say her kidneys were messed up. I prayed for them before she went into the appointment and that test result came back as nothing wrong with the kidneys. 😁
This is huge! Not only is her body experiencing healing, but her faith is growing and that's giving her renewed hope and vision for other promises of God. It's hard to see beyond pain - physical, mental or emotional - so this is big breakthrough. And like Patti Cake said the other day, "Good health is priceless." Priceless.
I also had Zayne praying for grandma, too. He's powerful in prayer and cross-generational focused prayer is a God favorite. I'm going to record a teaching on this, so if you love intercession watch out for it.
Let me leave you with this reminder:
It is written: Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and you may enjoy long life upon the earth.
Be exceedingly blessed!
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The enemy's been stealing from me and I've had enough. So, shortly after midnight Friday morning I prayed for help. Well, to be honest, I yelled at God for allowing me to still be under a financial curse as an extravagant giver, and then asked for help. I know most of y'all are too holy to admit you yell at El-ohim, but I do (no, not bragging about it, just being honest about my brattiness). And the cray thing is that when I get so frustrated that I'm fussing at Him ... He shows up to do something. Am I telling you to yell? No. You live out your relationship with The Godhead and I'll live out mine. In our relationship, there's yelling ... on my end. 😬
Friday afternoon I had a business call scheduled to see about purchasing a service that would help me help my clients. Before the call, I was mulling over who I could pray with that had time first of all, and authority secondly, to address this constant demonic theft. I wondered aloud if we'd have time to pray during the business call, but I knew we wouldn't because I had another appointment right after.
But, God works things together that fit His divine timing and plans for me, and when we got on the phone for the sales pitch, the seller said we'd just pray instead. How 'bout that?! The Lord created an open window for deliverance work on facing off the enemy because I'd asked and because He was in agreement. Awesome.
We prayed, warred, thanked and hung up and went about the rest of the day uplifted. Well, Friday night, without my knowing, the enemy stole from me right in front of my eyes and I didn't see it. I go in stealth sometimes to do work for The Lord so I know invisibility works for and against us, but this time the enemy did it to me. I got notified Saturday morning. So, they either retaliated against me for our warfare that expelled them and crushed their plans of attack OR our prayer didn't work and they decided to steal to prove they continue to have the right to do so. Time will tell - it takes more than one occurrence to be anything significant.
I do have a praise report, though. I needed to purchase some event tickets for this week and was waiting for my credit card payment to post so I could. It was taking forever and I was praying that the tickets would remain available, at the seats I wanted to give (as requested by the receiver) and for discounts. Well, God favored me in this area because while I had to wait for the payment to post better seats at a lower price became available and I had time to find, not one, but two discount codes to use on the purchase, and I got bonus airline miles to boot! Again, this could be the beginning of freedom from that curse of demonic theft, BUT it takes more than one happening to make a pattern. Two times is great, but five instances of favor is even better.
And another thing about this favor ... while I was waiting for my payment to post, I was about to do something else to make the tickets happen, and if I'd done that something else, I would've paid more for lesser seats. God ordained the angel(s) who alter circumstances to move things around so that I could receive favor. Just two weeks ago, God was trying to do that for me, and I pushed and pushed and pushed and did the something else and ended up losing a bit of money, a lot of time and causing myself and others much stress because I didn't realize He was ordering things for me in favor.
From Room 1939
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
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