Archive for May, 2008

Want God to speak to you more?

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Then begin to take heed of the things which He has shown you! Acting upon what God shows us is a huge key to receiving more from Him. If He tells us to get rid of our TV set and we disobey Him, then don’t expect Him to continue to speak to you about other things in your life or give your further revelation. As the saying goes, we need to be doers of the Word and not just hearers. If we are just hearers, then we will lose what little we have. Jesus made this clear when He said:

And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete [meaning to use], it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
Mark 4:24-25

Jesus made it clear that if we want to receive more from the Lord, we need to use what we’ve been given. If He’s spoken to us about something, then we need to be obedient if we want Him to continue speaking to us about other things in our lives. Being obedient to what God shows us tells Him that we’re ready for His next move in our lives.

Are you blocking God’s love?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Let’s say that you were a beloved wife who is married to the most wonderful and loving husband who would gladly give his life for you. Then one day, somebody tells you that he’s looking at other women. If you begin to listen to that lie, do you think you’re going to be able to freely receive his love for you? Not at all! You’re going to look at him through the eyes of suspicion, which will naturally write off any true love that is being transmitted.

Did you know that we can do the exact same thing when we believe what the devil tells us about God? This is why demons work so diligently to convince us that God is a distant, un-loving, cruel, and legalistic taskmaster!

You can block your heart from feeling the love of God simply by believing a lie about Him!

I like the saying that a deliverance minister once told me, “Cruel distant taskmasters don’t give their lives for you!” But our loving savior Jesus did just that - why? Because He desires an intimate (anything but distant!) relationship with us!

Are you picking at God’s painting?

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Did you know that when we look down upon ourselves, we are looking down upon a person that God Almighty has made with His own hands? Were we not made in the image and likeness of God? Did God make a mistake when He made us? Absolutely not!

Would you dare go to an art gallery, and with the artist present, point at an area on one of his paintings and exclaim, “Boy, that’s just so ugly!”? Then why do we stand before a mirror, look at a beautiful person whom God has made, and exclaim, “My nose is ugly!”?

Think about this: anytime that you pick at a painting, in reality you are putting down the artist who painted the painting. Anytime you pick at a created thing, you pick at the creator of that thing. Anytime that we belittle ourselves, we are belittling God who made us.

Have you been honoring or belittling your painter / creator (God)?

What is your attitude (thankful/unthankful) concerning the person that God has made in you?

Are soul ties really Biblical?

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

This is a good question that many today are asking. Let’s take a look at some scriptures to see what we can find:

1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Apparently, their souls were somehow ‘tied’ or ‘knit’ together. The word ‘knit’ in the above verse literally means to TIE or BIND together. Let’s look at some other passages:

Mark 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

In the above passage, Jesus is saying that when a husband and wife are joined by God, they become on flesh. Does that refer to a physical flesh? Of course not - any 5 year old will tell you that! No, it’s speaking of a soulish/fleshly joining.

To say that this is a physical joining, you would have to word it this way: “The two physical bodies are united and become one physical body.” Folks, it doesn’t take a 5-year old to tell you that such a thing never happens!

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

In this passage, we can see that God has a problem with us “joining ourselves to a harlot.” Why would God have a problem with the “two becoming one flesh” if it were only a quick, fast and temporary thing? But no, God is concerned about an actual joining that takes place when we have sexual relations with somebody outside of marriage.

In the deliverance ministry, we meet cases where soul ties have devastated people’s lives. I worked with one young man that was being visited by demons as a result of having a soul tie with a witch, but when I led him to break the soul tie, the attacks stopped completely! Friend, this is a very real and heavy duty story of a young man who was physically visited by demons at night, where he would see the room turn jet black, blood red, and hear voices of dead people, bones breaking, and other very heavy duty visitations. It’s sad to see that witches understand soul ties better than us Christians, and they will use soul ties to pass curses on to others.

There are articles on this web site and also GreatBibleStudy.com that deal with soul ties, and how to break them. If you’ve ever had sex outside of marriage, then I recommend taking the steps to break yourself off from any ungodly soul ties that may have been formed.