Blessings, dear ones!
Just a quick reminder that Early Bird pricing for #SY5779 ends June 30, 2018 and the cost will increase $15. Even if you do end up paying the extra, you'll get your money's worth because of the deliverance in store. Being placed on my God-designed life timeline has changed things significantly for me, and it will for you, too.
Let's talk about deception. And I'd love to have you all chime in in the comment section if you feel so inclined.
Deception is a big problem in life. It's easy to be deceived. The Written Word tells us if we know The Word of God but don't live/perform it, we deceive ourselves (James 1:23). There's a ton of self-deception out there right now. Me included.
I know there are things in The Logos that I should be doing in my life right now, but I'm not. Fasting, for example. Yeshua said when we fast, not if. That means it's supposed to be a part of the disciples' lifestyle. I hate fasting, so I don't do it regularly. I do it a couple few times a year. And I haven't done an extended fast - which is seven days for my greedy self - since 2014.
I'm missing out on some potential breakthroughs and revelations because I don't like to fast and don't do it. There are other areas, too, but I know I'm being invited to fast and I keep putting it off so that's why it's at the forefront of my mind. Hearing that Word of God to fast and not fasting leads to self-deception. About what? Not sure immediately, but it's a universal law, so I am under the consequences whether I can identify them or not.
We as people have come to love being deceived. We seem to have adopted the ignorance is bliss ideal and have taken it to new heights. Yeshua told us through Rabbi Shaul this would happen (2 Timothy 3 et. al.).
Take the magazine cover above. We ALL know that's not what Oprah's body looks like, but they put it out there every month and people suck it up as if it's truth. We've come to love deception. Unfortunately. We just expect lies. We expect everything to be airbrushed and sugarcoated and nice and neat.
But that's not the reality of our world. Life is in no way airbrushed, sugarcoated or nice and neat. We're warriors in a constant battle, whether for The Conquering King or the one who's already lost the first major war and will guaranteed lose the second. And the third if another comes when he's released from the pit after 1,000 years (Revelation 20:7).
Now there's some revelation for you! If you ever thought The Bible was the end all, be all, you're mistaken. God didn't tell us everything about eternity future. He only shared up to about 1,000 years into it. We don't necessarily know what's coming after that. And the sad thing about humans is some have the audacity to say there's not more than what's in The Bible. The Bible's a starting point. God is too big to be contained and limited to that little book (John 21:25). That's another form of deception.
I shared with someone who's a fearful flyer last week that I was horribly afraid of flying (and spiders and snakes) until 2011 when God delivered me of unforgiveness. She then asked me to share my 'program' with her.
I don't have a program for learning to live a lifestyle of forgiveness, but I do have a book that will change you from the inside out. If you can pray with sincerity for those who've done humanly unforgivable to you, your deliverance will come. Witness.
Now ... I wrote this book in 30 days, but it took a process of about nine months to fully be delivered from the root of unforgiveness in my soul. That reminds me of someone who bought this book last year after a bad breakup to their marriage intended. They wrote and said they'd read it and asked what should they do next. I replied: that depends on you. Where is your heart towards this person after one reading? Are you able to speak about them without accusation? Are you able to bless them even though it seems they've gotten away with their injustices against you? Even if they never get judged in your lifetime? Are you free from thoughts of them and holding clap back conversations in your head?
As I said (and always share) it took me nine months - the time it takes for God to fully form a baby - to learn to live a life where I don't hold things against people. Patti told me she doesn't know anyone else who forgives the way I do; who just drops offenses and moves on. I hadn't really thought about it like that, but my mind has been renewed so that I know enough about the spiritual realm and have enough of a relationship with The Godhead to change my focus to recovering my goods. And I know that if I'm worried about another person, that slows down my recovery time. Kinda selfish, I suppose, but the alternative is to stay stuck and that ain't happen' cap'n. I don't do stuck very well. Not when I know heaven is solution central and that's my Kingdom of citizenship.
Alright, that's plenty for now. I have posts about blessings, dominion over time, spiritual DNA and a recent demonic attack upcoming. Check back if you'd like. But before you go, let's pray.
Heavenly Father, thank You for revelation, understanding and wisdom. Thank You for discernment. We come to you invoking our voluntary blood-covenant relationships with Yeshua our Messiah, asking You to reveal any and all deception in our lives in the order of Your choosing. We commit to face and partner with You to fix each of these areas by warring with The Truth found in Your Word. We confess and repent of willful deception and for becoming comfortable with deception because it's the way of this world. We cut ties with the world and declare as citizens of heaven we're in it but not of it. We take The Blood of Jesus and cover over our active contracts with the god of deception. We nail those contracts to The Cross and declare they're null and void. We take This powerful Blood and use it to seal every door to deception the enemy had open in our lives including our ear and eye gates. We are separate and set apart from demonic deception and it's devices in Jesus' Name. We hunger for, seek, receive and declare The Truth. Holy Spirit, seal all of this work and make it so in every realm of our existence. Amen.
P.S. Thanks for those who agreed with me a couple weeks ago about visibility. My site traffic had decreased by about 50% because the enemy was up in my biz. But our agreement was effective (of course) and people are receiving the solid food again in proper numbers. Thank you!
In transition, FW, WA
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