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THREE AMAZING YEARS!!!

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Alleluia!!! So much can happen in three years. Even further, so much can be accomplished in three years if Christ JESUS is holding the reins. Three years ago, HIS Majesty God and Creator of the universe said write and write I did. It was on the cusp of a sad news I heard, the tragic death of a beloved Pastor that this amazing snare snapping, bondage breaking site was born! The writing was always in me. I have been writing since I was 5 years old, but this dimension was set rolling 3 years ago. From the incredible feedback and hits this site got, I obeyed my call and God did HIS thing (as always).

I don’t know where OfGodthegospelandglamour/grace goes from here, but I know the ONE who inspired it does. My heartfelt and sincere thanks to all who partook and atimes ruminated on what was served on this special palate. You were a part of divine history, strategically and systematically positioned to affect humanity. Never let anyone tell you differently. I have been blessed with other platforms to feed, and the weight is full. The Esther Project, the Daniel, the David, the Joseph and the list goes on. But I have been bountifully equipped, prepared, sharpened and polished for such a time as this…. To whom much is given, much is required and it is all good!!!

Thank you once again for reading, distributing and believing. Your reward He prepares and He will dispense it even at this side of eternity.

God bless you.

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE? (In these days of Samuel and David)

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And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?”
1 Samuel 17:28-30

There was poor little David tending the stinking sheep at the back of the pasture furthermost away from any civilization known to man. All he heard in place of melody and technically synchronized sounds were the angry bleating of goats and snoring sheep. Do sheep snore? I do not know, we may have to ask a sheep keeper. But I might have heard that particular specie grunting though. Anyway that is not the point of this blog. As I was saying; David seemed forgotten and irrelevant. We can only imagine how his own family treated him. Actually we get a glimpse of it in the first book of Samuel, the seventeenth chapter.

So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
1 Samuel 16:10-12

Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry.
1 Samuel 17:19-21

David shows up, obediently on an errand from his ‘Father’. He was bearing provisions that was supposed to nourish, strengthen and encourage his brothers. Unbeknownst to David, a different kind of war was brewing and with it came a lot of noise. Unfortunately the noise was not a result of God‘s people praising Him (they were cowering in fear!), it was the enemy’s rants that inundated the air. So in steps this slight lad, seemingly inexperienced and stinking of sheep dung! Oh, that stench makes me want to stop now… But I must finish. This lad had been in training, in ways the so-called warriors (ministers) never knew or would have wanted to be trained. The bear with crumpled bones and the (dead) lion with a ripped jaw were but some little evidence of what went down in ‘boot-camp Holy Ghost‘.  Back there in the wilderness was treachery, sorrow, rejection and the pain of expulsion all rolled in one. No one knew, not even David. Only the Captain of the Lord’s Host, had the battle plan and the outcome.

But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,
1 Samuel 17:33-35

When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”
1 Samuel 17:27-29

David’s arrival, represented the presence of the One Who chose, recruited and endorsed him. Therefore when he showed up at the battle field, the giant became louder knowing that a threat had indeed been presented (never mind that he feigned insult). While his brothers became angry at their own inability to live-up to the reputation they had often purported. So they demanded he leave their turf (sounds familiar?) NB: Claiming to be ready for the battle, does not actually make you ready for the battle. One word to describe the excitement mentioned above: Manifestation! Yes the devil and the flesh will begin to get restless once the Spirit of the Almighty God shows up in the devil-induced and man-made carnival. Well back to the Captain (never forget it is all about Him), He still had a plan and had His prophet to jumpstart it!

The prophet Samuel, was God’s man of the hour. He spent time with God, God spoke to him and through him. God would send him to pull out and inaugurate His chosen vessel. A vessel God Himself formed, prepared and anointed. While man thought he knew how things would go down; think Jesse and his sons Abinadab and Shammah. God’s plan was already in motion. So keep your hair on Jesse (from falling off as a result of shock), Pack your bags Saul (time to go!), stand aside Abinadab and Shammah (your carnality and envy is a hindrance). Can Samuel please step forward; God has an assignment for him…

[ Samuel Anoints David ]   The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
1 Samuel 16:1-3

SPIRIT, souls and sKinful strategies…

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“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
John 4:22-24

I just read a blog from a fellow blogger and ‘blogger friend’ that sent the chills down my spine. It talked about a Methodist preacher who was raised in a Christian home, with a preacher for a father. The blog started at the point in her life, when she denounced Christ, forsook Christianity and declared herself an ‘Atheist‘. You may wonder like me how a preacher could suddenly become not just an unbeliever but a proudly professing atheist. The Holy Spirit immediately showed me the correlation (my ever-present teacher :)).

In the woman’s (the preacher) testimony, she stated that she had studied to prove certain scriptures. Not studying the word of God, so that the Holy Spirit can expound His knowledge to her, but studying with her mind to figure out and understand in her flesh the workings of the most magnificent phenomenon that humanity could ever experience the holy work of the Spirit of God. In imploring the mind and flesh to explain and present the work of the Spirit of God, she read herself into a reprobate mind, unrepentant-disbelief and eventually eternal damnation. Below is an excerpt of her own words, on a podium before hundreds or perhaps thousands of people:

“I’m an active pastor, and I’m also an atheist,” she says. “I live a double life. I feel pretty good on Monday, but by Thursday — when Sunday’s right around the corner — I start having stomach-aches, headaches, just knowing that I got to stand up and say things that I no longer believe in and portray myself in a way that’s totally false.”

God gave me a revelation last night that broke my heart. But then again my broken heart is of no use to a person with a hardened heart. How is it that people end up in a place called hell and what exactly is hell? And more importantly, how can a God who is love send people to hell? Well let me attempt to answer these questions or at least shed some light on these lines of thought. Despite the burning inferno that is hell, what makes it hopeless is not the heat and other destructive and/or torturous elements. What makes hell hopeless is that it is eternal separation from the only One who cared enough to forsake all momentarily, lay down His life to purchase hope and healing for a sin-filled, sin-sick world. You see for a person to end up in hell, they made a decision to spend eternity without God.  That decision could have been made by words, by deeds and definitely perpetual and/or UN-repentant wicked actions, and a self accepted lifestyle of sin.

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”” Jeremiah 17:9-10

Yes I know some may have mouthed off certain words in group prayer and sang hymns in church or even serve in ministry. But their heart was granite the whole time. With every carnal strategy, deceptive-dealings, fleshly programs and rejection of the grace of God is a step closer to a reprobate, violently stubborn and degenerate mind.  Know this without a doubt, GOD is love and always will be. He will still love the people who chose to go to hell. He just won’t override their wills. He gave it freely and He in faithfulness will not take it back. The separation they chose would have to be honored. Choose well today and I pray you choose life.

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live”
Deuteronomy 30:18-20

LET’S TALK ABOUT… (2)

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“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Ephesians 5:2-4

Okay, here we go again. I had to go there, the one topic that is like a taboo in the house of God ‘ain’t it‘ (said with a British accent). Well I just want to share something that I do not think a lot of people know. I won’t be preaching, that is for the Pastors to do and for us to check out like the ‘Bereans‘ and receive by faith. I learnt as a little girl, that ‘however you make your bed so you will lie on it’, literally! So I straightened my bed so perfectly in boarding school, I could have been a poster child for OCD :). My intent was simple I did not want to have to lay down on nasty and crinkled covers. So I furiously smoothed and straightened. As I grew up, I learned to apply that simple formula to everything including my spiritual life. Yes our righteousness is of Christ, but at some point we need to start living out the work that was accomplished for us at Calvary and not trample it underfoot; like swine before pearls.

I met a wonderful lady not too long ago. We had not known each other for a long time but we clicked real good, intellectually, relationally and emotionally. She was not a believer, but respected my faith , lifestyle and even welcomed some of my admonition out of respect for the fact that I was walking the talk and because she believed herself to be religious. She was such a lovely human being, that we would literally agree on anything that was common sense and of common good. However, there was one area where we never agreed, therefore my input nor God’s word was hardly solicited. My sweet friend moved in with her then fiance. Howbeit, they were already planning a wedding. I told her how I felt, she said she knew, but every one was doing it and she was not the one who was saved, I WAS! Truthfully said.

“We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.” 1 Corinthians 10:7-9

Nevertheless, shortly after that time, my friend got pregnant. Had incredible life threatening complications, all as she started a new job and planned her wedding. It was stressful just watching her and I prayed she did not lose her baby. Needless to say, the whole experience went by as an unwanted chore, a stressful commitment and a painful blur for her. This was simply because things were done backwards to please the flesh, excite the devil and dishonor God’s word. I worried that by her wedding day, she would have had enough of all the well wishers milling around and sent us all to oblivion in exhaustion and irritation. She would be wielding a machete if need be, because of a high stress level and a high risk pregnancy! I looked at the situation and concluded one more time; that GOD’S BOUNDARIES ARE  REALLY FOR OUR OWN GOOD!!! The ‘machete episode’ would have been made worse by me in the same situation. So I was happy to sit at Jesus feet abiding by His ways. Imagine me inspiring the caption: “Bride wields a bloody sword at wedding reception…” Get the picture?

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;” 1 Thessalonians 4:2-4

Here is the spiritual connotation of intimacy outside of marriage and unequal yoking ( Saved and Unsaved Coupling and relationships): There is always a loss of something deep in the soul and an exchange and trading of all its plaguing issues. That means without the legal protection of a real marriage and crossing the lines and protection of salvation, you inherit the other persons demons, curses, illnesses, shortcomings, failures and personality disorders (not necessarily in that order or quantity but enough). There will definitely be a legal transaction that would make the partakers cringe if they ever saw it. It is never good. Yes, I have seen otherwise reasonable and adorable people turn foolish, sociopathic, proud and so dark you could get lost in the hopeless abyss that is their soul. The bible warns us about hurting ourselves with sexual immorality because unlike other sins, this destroys inwardly first. It eventually drains, alters and withers those that partake of it. “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:17-19

Having said all that, consider if each partner had multiple partners. That means the partners may as well have been with their partner’s partners. The swap continues and don’t even begin to imagine the medical consequences…

“Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. Revelation 9:20-21

The INTOLERANCE of the TOLERATED

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Bible“If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervour at a white heat, it is concerning missions to the heathens.” (Charles Spurgeon)

It is easier to preach ‘to the choir’, or in a soup kitchen as you dish out food to the hungry. They are both compelled to listen and respond howbeit, dishonestly at times. The human nature responds well to familiarity (as in the choir) or when down-trodden (as in a down, out and helpless disposition – in the soup kitchen). The real test is in the reality of the world today. That is why God usually allows trials to humble us and get our attention. However, you need a special dose of anointing and Holy Ghost infused power to convince a human being who lacks nothing materially, physically or economically to name a few, that they are in dare need of a Savior and a life change. Or better still to approach and advocate for ruthless and rough gang members who could have snapped your neck in a minute… (CHIDIWE)

“In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.”  Mark 3:26-28

Imagine a world where every one spoke tongue-in-cheek, made all their comments and judgement behind closed doors and then cowered in fear when it came time to back their beliefs. My imagination would only run for two minutes before I throw up in disgust (please forgive the graphics). A former great nation is slip-sliding into a hopeless time of turmoil, travesty and torment, and those that have the resources, tip-toe around the real issue pointing fingers at the wrong people and topics. They know to exercise their powers at little defenseless people, but are nowhere to be found when the rubber-meets-the-road with the power brokers.

A very famous political Conservative Commentator’ died suddenly last week at a young age, his friends and foes alike had a remarkable amount of respect for him. Simply because he stood unflinchingly for what he believed. Most people did not agree with his conservative rhetoric. Even some so-called conservatives and christians whose boast is to bury their head in the sand and then pull it out to rant at random, thought he was boisterous. Really? Well I don’t know what his spiritual inclination was (saved or not). But for someone channeling the cause of conservative and moral issues in a nation bullied and dominated by liberalism and the ‘gospel of anything-goes’. I was grateful. You don’t see the people who you would expect to take a stand making any difference, they are all bunched and hurdled at the jury bench throwing darts.

While we the people of God are in the closet (praying), God forbid someone ventured into Hollywood to distribute Jesus, or stop by Washington to provoke a sense of accountability to truth and while they were at it, threw a ball of conviction into the basket ball court as they continued to score touch down for the name of Christ in the ‘American football field’. The closet crusaders will become all miffed and mangled in their hapless comments and powerless raves. As long as they are not comfortable with what is going on, or what is going on is beyond their sphere of influence then it is wrong. Those who claim to speak for God, should know about the heart of God and His revealed plan. And they sure should be able to raise some dust for what they want to represent. Doing this though, could crack many a picket fences.

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips (the Bible); meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 

About four days ago another believer in Jesus Christ, Kirk Cameron, a talented and fine actor (see ‘FIREPROOF’), a brother and a true crusader of the cross I might add simply stated what the word of God the Creator said. He as a Christian upheld and honored the word of God (the Bible). The Bible being the very foundation of his belief, he is entitled to quote it “in the land of the free”. All hell has broken loose again (it seems the hemlines (of hell) was not tightened from previous outrages). He has been bashed in the media, critiqued unfairly and ridiculed for believing and expressing what the Bible says. And all these done, by those that cry out about ‘intolerance’. Same was the fate of the beauty contestant Miss California 2009. Regardless of what you think of her and her mission then, the principle remains the same. She was beloved by the judges and on the verge of winning until she took a moral and an anti-liberal stand. I do not know what her status is right now, but I pray she does not change course due to popular pressure.

Remember the conservative commentator I talked about in an earlier paragraph; Here is a clip from his book that ran on his web site: The statement on his sites quoted the concluding passage from his book, Righteous Indignation

“I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and — famously — I enjoy making enemies. Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands — who knows? — of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night,” Breitbart wrote. The statement ended: “Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.”

I am in agreement, I could have made that statement myself. At the end of the day; it is peace and joy unspeakable in my heart. How refreshing to have had someone who even had the guts to propagate the fundamentals of a troubled and confused nation. He was and is not the Messiah, but the truth he believed, he fought for – simple! Yes there were controversies and accusations of inaccuracies, but what better side to err and falter on than that of conviction and righteousness. I like to know that some day the pursuit of liberalism and godlessness will not stifle my speech and worship in this country. We as Christians are mistaken, if at the end of the day we had no impact on the world at large as we cramp our ‘holy selves’ inside the church closet and play politics instead. If everyone else is free to promote their mission and agenda; we as lovers of Christ should be able to promote His plan on earth. “… Though none go with me, still I will follow”.

“Doin’ what I can with what I got.” (BG)

Today I take this course of action and rhetoric; because at one point or another, just like the Camerons, Prejeans and many more religious and political right-wingers.  I  too was ostracized and cut short in momentum for daring to bring conviction first to myself and later to the people and situation at hand. Occasionally, this still happens every now and later. I am received and beloved by skin and mind deep values and then dropped like ‘hot potato’ when I exalt the One who really rules and reigns in me. I am not the least bit intimidated to change course; CHRIST IS LORD and that settles it. Very soon and I mean sooner than we expect, every knee will bow to the soon coming King of all kings.

Make no mistake about it, the time is coming when your little secure arena of influence, religious or not, might become unlawful. When the very mention of truth and justice will instigate a riot. Are you ready? Or would you keep playing it safe, until ‘safe’ becomes endangered…

Let us pray.

The ISAAC and ISHMAEL ISSUE

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“He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”
Genesis 16:11-13

I dashed into that sandwich shop (that one) the other day with frozen limbs and blood drained extremities. I had to get a hot soup or coffee or something that would thaw my iced vessel. The real feel of the weather was a far cry from the actual temperature and once again I was caught of guard. As I waited on-line, I rummaged furiously inside my handbag, for what exactly I do not remember. Maybe the money to pay for the expected warming element…who knows? Anyway when I finally lifted up my head, there were two young men more than happy to take my order. The one on my left had a broader smile and the managers cap on. So naturally off to my left I scooted. No sooner had I done that than recognition dawned on me. He was an avid blog reader from months back who had recognized me at this same store. A very remarkable and hard-working College student I must say, of whom the Lord had started to do a work in his heart.

As he ladled soup into the bowl for me, we chatted about the weather, his school and of course God. He thought I was funny and was able to pinpoint his favorite blog moments as he informed his co-workers that indeed this lady was a star as far as he was concerned (bless his heart!). I was a tad bit worried that I had given him that impression, but was relieved to hear him say (to another co-worker), she comes in acting like a nobody… As he packaged my loot (to go), he asked me what I thought about the ‘church burning craze’ in Nigeria, West Africa. He said he was very disappointed when he read about it and would like to know my thoughts about the situation. My real thoughts are actually more heated, lambasting and thorough. But I would spare humanity my vent, simply because it cannot handle it. But this is the biblical, refined and edited version of what I feel. And I dedicate it to that fine soon-to-be Ambassador for Jesus (even though he does not know it yet). Every worker behind the counter stood and waved me off as I left with my bag of soup, sandwich, coffee and chocolate chip cookie all for no charge at all. Hey, do not hate, it is called favor…

I cannot tell you how many times I have faltered at believing God to come through with what He promised. One second I believe and my faith is strong, the next second I take my eyes of the Lord as I suddenly sense the absurdity and impossibility of ‘walking on water‘, as I begin to sink. Thank God for His tenderness and mercy, that picks me right back up again. Sarah must have felt the same way and besides her self in anxiety, when she suggested Abraham go in into her maid. One wrong decision in moment of doubt, and the world is still held hostage thousands of years later. Yes Sarah faltered, but no where in the bible was it recorded that Abraham vehemently refused to comply with an action that in no way collaborated with what God had initially or previously told him as the head of the household. Anyways let us move on.

“He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.”
Genesis 16:3-5

In the ‘triangle of trouble’ a son is born and he is named Ishmael. In a little over a decade of existence and satisfying Abraham’s desire for an heir (howbeit not completely). I say that (not completely), because nothing can quite fill you up and bring you to a place of peace aside from the will of God for your life. At the appointed time of life as promised by God, Sarah is pregnant with the child of promise and covenant. “But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” Genesis 17:20-22  But before that while Ishmael was growing up, Hagar became confused about her real role so trouble begins to brew in Abraham’s household (polygamy will do that to you). God wasn’t confused though and He gently told Hagar to resume her calling and stay in her place. He would take care of her son, but she could not eclipse the vessel bearing the seed of covenant that was Sarah her mistress.

“Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” Genesis 16:8-10

The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” Genesis 16:9-11

Eventually, Isaac the covenant son is born, Abraham is happy, Sarah is fulfilled and Ishmael is in a heated state of bitterness. The bible does not tell us if he actually expresses what irks him, but could it have been having to be circumcised as a teenager, who knows? Well Sarah the matriarch catches him in a disdainful glare towards Isaac and tells Abraham it was time to clean house (which she caused to be overloaded in the first place). Abraham is distressed. They are both his seed therefore: “can’t we all get along?” Well one seed was the work of the flesh and impatience which is often heralded by conflict. The other seed was the work of the Spirit of God and patient obedience, the result of a covenant (symbolized by circumcision) and the fulfillment of a peaceful promise. Flesh and Spirit cannot dwell peaceably together, because each one wants to be in control and lead. Although God will not strive with flesh (it has to die), He (God) will not share His glory with another.

“The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.” The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring] will be reckoned. I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”  Genesis 21:8-13

Also Ishmael is always around to act as a deterrent, heartache and a vehicle of derailment for the chosen of the Lord, as in the case of Joseph. “So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.” Genesis 37:27-29  Well, seemingly happily ever after, God makes a nation out of Ishmael and multiplies his seed also. You see God had initially blessed Abraham, and blessed he remained. Provision had been made in advance for human error, but that did not erase the fact that there would be grievous consequences for disobedience and sin. Ishmael would live forever like Abraham had foolishly and unwittingly prayed. “And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” Genesis 17:17-19

Ishmael knew and still knows that Isaac was the long-awaited heir of covenant and that he was and is still irrevocably blessed. Ishmael believes that he came first, therefore Isaac was unnecessary and deserves to be extinct. To aggravate Ishmael even more is the fact that because the covenant of innumerably seed lies with the child of promise, he is indeed being increased rapidly. You see apart from the natural seed, there are the spiritual seed being grafted in by faith. In fact when God showed Abraham the stars in the sky as an example of the vastness of his future seed,a huge percentage of those were going to be grafted in by faith. Abraham had been called the father of faith. His blessing was to come by faith and keep growing by faith.

“If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,” Romans 11:16-18

Now Ishmael had a major predicament and another group to contend with; the heirs of Abraham by faith. It appeared the furious lad could not catch a break. He was there before every one else, and would be there after everyone else was eliminated, or so he thought. Like the prophecy in the beginning verse; Ishmael’s hand will be against everyone… To pretend this is a fairy tale and skirt through the issues in this day and age in order to be ‘politically correct’ is the ultimate foolishness. Ishmael is angry and bitter and does not know nor propagate peace. He has only one desire; to extinguish every one else but his descendants. And he believes he is doing it as a warped and sick favor to god. Actually now more than ever before, Ishmael is planning his biggest attack yet as the ‘infidels’ blindly and stupidly give him grounds, opportunities and leeway.

Why would God not protect Isaac and the non-Ishmaelites alike you ask? Always in the scripture God has allowed and used the enemy to correct and discipline His children. So one more time, Ishmael will be allowed to create incredible havoc and untold chaos of which the Prophets of God foretold. Then maybe, just maybe natural Isaac will unite with spiritual Isaac as the non-Ishmaelites run to and fro for answers and for much-needed deliverance and respite…

“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”  Matthew 23:33-38

.“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Luke 21:19-2


Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord/ Baruch haba bashem Adonai/  אשרי מי שבא בשם ה ‘

Hell Hath No Fury… (Heaven Hath all the POWER!)

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“Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:14-16

“Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.” Luke 4:40-42

Ahh, envisage the very trendy life of living in the (arguably) greatest city in the world. A melting pot of thrills, frills and ills. Is it what the TV shows translate; the shopping spree, the exercise of gingerly hailing a ‘yellow cab’ with nine designer shopping bags hanging on your arm. And then having to fight for it as six other people show up for the same cab. Or trudging down Madison Avenue with shoes so high-heeled that your spinal cord creaks in agony. Could it be yapping loudly on your (yet to be released 6G) smart phone as you sip on your $7 coffee. Well here is what it could be in the real world; especially when you are on HIS MAJESTY’s ‘not so’ secret service.

What might consist of a burdensome day for you? The coffee machine broke down, the car won’t start or you broke a finger nail while pulling up the zipper in that (two sizes smaller!) skirt? What is it that ticks you of on any given day, and makes you say : ‘that is enough!!’ Better still have you ever heard God say that on your behalf? ‘… that is enough’. Have you ever had hell come after you, and without you having to lift a finger, hell received a ‘burn notice’ for bothering you? Well, here is to a week of victory and the exaltation of the name that is above every other name… The name of Jesus Christ the LORD of all.

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,”
Philippians 2:8-10

“far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:20-22

There was an extra amount of activity from hell aimed at me last week. I no longer wonder why any more (major deliverance!), I just keep it moving, as long as I can still move. I don’t have time to waste, there is a lot vested in my hand to do and besides I enjoy frustrating hell! These three incidents happened in the past seven days, not necessarily in this order but I saved the best for last. Be blessed and encouraged, we serve a MIGHTY GOD!

Incident # 1: I walk into a public place to pick up an order the other day. There was no one on-line as I approached, so I quickly proceeded to the kiosk. Suddenly from my left comes this deranged huge black man spewing profanity and insults for me to get out of his way. Not a strand of hair was raised or moved in me. I completely ignored him as I finished what I came to do and spent an extra couple of minutes for pause effect. When I did not respond, he walked over to the corner of the hall fuming and muttering in utter frustration and defeat. As I got ready to go, I had to walk by where he was standing. Some things he had said while he was ranting, made me know that he had seen me before or had been watching me (whatever…). That was probably his way of being noticed, I on the other hand never noticed or saw him before, obviously for a good reason. I do not respond to negativity, because I fear no one and will not be intimidated or manipulated. So as I walked by him I said in plain good clean English: ‘you better not repeat that nonsense again, should you be so graced to ever set eyes on me in another place, at another time.’ Very simple words, no? No sooner had I finished my simple normal voiced statement, than a tormenting cry pierced the room as the guy ran down the hallway screaming  “Help!, help!, she wants to kill me. She is trying to kill me someone stop her. Later the security guard would come over and ask me .”..what did you do to him that had him so scared and torment filled as he ran out of here?” Hmmm…

Incident # 2: As I sat in the subway train car approaching my stop the other day, a skinny white grey-haired homeless man was walking about with a coffee cup asking for coins. He badly reeked of alcohol, filth and what have you. When he got to where I was sitting, he  dropped the cup and sat down opposite me and started speaking in such profanity laden language. He kept saying ‘I am the devil, I am the devil’, as he cussed at me. Eventually, I got up and left the train at my stop not before… Two days later, I was on the same train and much to my chagrin, horror and disgust the same guy walked in from the other car, as if he had been looking for me. When I heard him from the other end of the train car, I put the hood of my coat up and over my head so he would not see or recognize me. He walks through a crowded train car, sits opposite of me and pulls out a brand new bible and says as looking at me:, ” I now got myself a bible.” before he was tackled by a couple of guys for bothering and harassing me.

Incident #3: I was walking down a very busy street between  Fifth and Sixth Avenues, when a guy bumped into me. As I turned to see who and why, I saw a hispanic man looking me over with such disrespect and mischief. I asked him why he had touched me and demanded an apology… he said he would do no such thing. And if I persisted, he would curse me because according to his own words he was a Santeria witch’ I was itching to tell him that the word was ‘wizard’ for a male, but there was more at stake that moment. He proceeded to tell me that he drank people’s blood and pulled out a bunch of yellow beads hanging around his neck to prove his claim to ‘Santeria’. That was when I said you know what devil… make my day! I turned to him and I could feel fire coursing through my bones, as I heard myself saying: ‘ your curse has returned to you with increase, because you cannot curse whom the Most High God has blessed’. More over; “greater is He that is in me than he that is in you. Today I will introduce you to a power greater than what you have dealt with previously. Now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth …” I began to pray in tongues as I lifted up my hands to heaven. He backed off and began to quickly walk away. I followed him as my pace quickened, all the while praying aggressively at this point. People were turning and looking but I did not care, the kingdom of darkness needed a notice from me that day, ‘enough’ was the operative word. The professing male witch began to run away from me, but my feet though I was walking briskly behind, kept up with his prancing. As I continued praying in tongues and pleading the blood, he ran right through traffic in terror, as the cars and cab came to a screeching halt. I did not stall but followed suit the whole time engrossed in my prayer at this time. He kept running into and through traffic until finally I felt led to stop and look across the street at him. He was now about twenty feet away from me. He had his hands at both sides of his head, covering his ears and leaning against a wall on Fifth Avenue as he appeared to be writhing in pain…

“Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” 1 Chronicles 16:21-23

Which part of ‘touch not my anointed’ did the devil not understand?

“Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights.”
Deuteronomy 33:28-29

Epilogue: Did not quite agree with the way things went down? Well wait till you come face to face with the devil yourself, then you can serve him tea with your best china. But as for me and my household, we will put him where he belongs by th grace of God. Also know that the devil only bothers you when you are a threat and a problem for his kingdom. He is not divided amongst his followers. They are relentless in ushering in darkness just as he (the devil) desires. The only kingdom divided now is that of God, simply because it is a ‘mixed multitude’.  So go ahead get mad, get furious, get enough and get the ‘hell agenda’ out of your life!

“If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand?…” Luke 11:17-19

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