Be Abnormally Dedicated”


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Focal Reading: Proverbs 4:7-9

Beloved, if you really want to get the wisdom of God, you’ll have to do more than casually read the Scriptures a few minutes a day or post scriptural pictures on social media. You’ll have to feed on them night and day. You’ll have to get rid of the trash you’ve been feeding into your consciousness by reprogramming your mind with the Word of God.
Now there may be some of you that read this say: “Hold up Bishop, Houston’ that’s not normal!!!”

And you’re right!!!

But think about this:
Most college athletes practices for hours every day, an Olympian spend many hours in a day training for their event. They do it because they’re abnormally dedicated to their goals.

Beloved, the same is true for you. If you’re going to achieve the kind of spiritual excellence you’re hungry for, you’re going to have to be abnormally dedicated to the Word of God. This means you just might have to carry your streaming device or recorder device around with you everywhere you go. It just might mean that you’ll have your razor or hair brush in one hand and your streaming device or recorder device in the other or a streaming device or recorder device in one hand and a fork in the other.

Beloved, do whatever it takes to totally saturate yourself with the Word of God. I wouldn’t speak to you any differently if I were your commanding officer about to send you into combat against the best skilled selected troops of an unrestrained enemy. You’re God’s front line assault force. You have an enemy who is doing his very best to abolish you. In this crucial, all-out, unrestrained offensive war, Satan will dispatch hell’s choicest personnel to knock a patch of hair out of your head or bring you down.

Beloved, if you’re going to make it through in victory, you’re going to have to put in work!!!

Beloved, be abnormally dedicated.

Get wisdom.

Have a blessed day. 😀

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“Pleading the Blood”


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Colossians 1:13 (NLT)
13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,…

Praise the Lord Beloved. Recently I was asked what “pleading the blood” meant.
This is an awesome question.

Beloved, pleading the blood is actually a legal term. Think of it like a lawyer pleading his case before the judge. He presents evidence and facts to support his/her case. In the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 24:15, and Psalm 43:1 gives us 2 great examples of this term.

Beloved, when the accuser says we’re guilty, our plea before God, the Righteous Judge, is the blood of Jesus. It changes everything. In Hebrews 8:6-7, 9:11-14, 22, 12:24 you’ll find that the blood of Jesus established a new and better covenant between us and a holy God. The blood is our defense. It declares we’re not guilty but free from all penalty of sin. The blood also gives us the authority and dominion to resist Satan and put him out of all the affairs of our lives and our families’ lives.

Beloved, because of Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary, the devil has no legal right to interfere in our lives anymore. He says we’re guilty!!! We “plead the blood!!!” When you have a chance, look at what James 4:7, 1 John 3:8, and Luke 10:19 says.

Beloved, we have every right and provision to walk in victory through the precious blood of the Lamb. Every day you have the right to exercise that authority by pleading what the blood of Jesus has done for you.

So today Beloved, refuse to give the enemy even one small inch of territory. Satan is a defeated foe and through the precious blood of Jesus we’re victorious!!!

“To God Be the Glory!!!”

“Is it Okay to Worry about Things?”


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The answer is No!!!

As Christians in today’s society it is so easy to get bogged down by the world’s events, happenings and problems.  

The world’s drama leads to anxiety that causes us as Christian to become anxious, distressed and troubled.  

In Philippians 4:6 (AMP)  6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your  [specific ] requests known to God. 

So in essence, God does not want us as Christians to get caught up in the midst of the world’s chaos.  We are not to become consumed or overwhelmed from the fears, anxieties and worries of the world.

Instead, we are to conquer those fears, anxieties and worries, by seeking God’s guidance through our prayers, specific requests and petitions in each and everything that we do.
 
God Bless you all,
Enjoy the rest of your week! 😀