You Built the Devil’s Playground

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Yep!!!! Many people are going through it. There are many individuals who willfully and freely submit to the devil. They allow him into their lives one way or another. They entertain him and then think he won’t want to play. If you entertain him he will enter happily into your life. He comes in all kinds of forms.

Every individual knows their own weaknesses. Well, the devil knows them too, because most of you don’t fight; you eagerly, willfully, and freely submit to the flesh. Every time temptation comes many people fall prey of their own freewill no matter how wrong. This is not the will of God. The devil won’t or can’t flee if you keep giving him a playground to play in.

There are many people who invites the devil in then when they are beat up by the devil they want to blame God. Stop blaming God for all of the things you willfully choose to partake in. Stop giving him your power! Activate the power in you!

The devil makes things look wonderful. He glams things up for you making you think the glitter is gold when it’s simply glitter. He makes things look good to you, when they aren’t good for you. He makes things feel good to you, when they aren’t good for you. He makes you fascinated and fixated on titles, labels, statuses, money, positions, how people look, and material things, and to many people those things are highly important. Many of you idolize people making them your gods. There are also many people who idolize different things making those things their gods. They give their power to people and things, but can’t handle the let down they get from them. Afterwards they are angry and want to blame God. The true and living God isn’t pleased. There is to be “no other god before Him!”

The devil makes people think the world has everything to offer them when it has nothing to offer. If you gain the world, you lose your soul. It’s not a fair trade at all, because whatever a person gain is only temporary. When you die you can’t take ANYTHING with you! Yet, people are still trying to build their treasures up here on earth; when the Bible says not to!

People get angry at God when the bottom falls out of their lives for things they allowed in. They can’t take it when the storms rage out of control over things they willfully allowed. They are angry at God when things don’t go their way after they’ve made their bad choices and decisions.

What looks good can kill you! What feels good can kill you! What someone else has shouldn’t be why you want to be with them, because everyone should have their own security and not look to someone for it. Having your own prevents others from having power over you. Trying to love someone else when you don’t love yourself is plain immature! People know your weaknesses and will seek whom they can devour. Everything that glitters isn’t gold nor is it valuable. It could cost you everything when it has no benefit for you! Babies don’t keep marriages together, however; they are for a lifetime. Nothing you offer a person will make the person love you, they will take from you until you have nothing. Cheating says a lot about the cheater and the person going along with it. You know if a person is cheating, it’s okay for them, but if you go along with it they also know it’s ok for you and right away you’re teaching the person how to treat you! Sex is nothing new, but many risk lives and relationships to get it. Getting with someone just to say you have someone can be costly and deadly. Basing feelings on how someone looks or what they have can also be costly and deadly. All of these and many more are ways people willfully invite the in, because they are led by the flesh. They follow their immature ways of thinking, feelings, and acting. When they do they almost always end up in unhealthy relationships or they are just unhappy period!

The devil loves, loves, loves to see people giving in to him. He gets great joy out of it. He loves even more when people profess Christ yet are living other ways against Christ. He stays right in the playground provided for him. As long as you play with him, he will play with you. He’s glad about it!

You can stomp on the devil’s head. You can resist him and he will flee. I didn’t say he wouldn’t come back, but he will know you’re not one to be messed with. You have to kick him completely out and not allow him any control over you. If you give it, he will take it. The Bible says (the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak). That means although we are flesh and bone, we don’t have to give in and allow the flesh to lead. We can resist temptation! Temptation comes in all kinds of ways, it’s up to each of us to resist it. If you submit you may as well expect anything! However, the Bible says there’s no temptation for which there’s no room to escape. It is up to each of us. Let the devil know your playground has been torn down and he no longer has anywhere to play.

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Serving the Lord Jesus Will Pay Off

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I will be the first to admit sometimes it gets tough. However, we must remember He is with us! When it’s difficult sometimes to see through the fog, He is there! He said, “He will never leave or forsake us.” I know life throws us terrible things sometimes, but that’s just it; it’s life! We will all go through the rocky roads. Think about it; if you were trying to climb a mountain and it was completely smooth with no grooves or areas to catch a grip, you would probably not be able to climb it. Those tough times are meant to build us up not tear us down!

It’s hard for some people to believe in what they can’t see. He knew we would feel this way. This is why the Bible says “for faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not see.” It is meant for us to “walk by faith and not by sight.”

If we got everything we prayed for, we would be spoiled, selfish, inconsiderate, and self absorbed people. Sadly many are this way period. Difference is they aren’t serving God or they aren’t walking by faith. They may talk it, but they aren’t walking it. As Saints of God’s we can’t simply be hearers of the Word we have to be doers as well. We have to live what we profess!

There is no comparison to the reward we’ll get for staying in the race until the end. No matter how hard it gets, we must stay prayed up and in the race. Don’t allow anything or anyone to cause you to change paths. The devil wants you to get off and stay off track. He’s sending things to you in every direction to get you sided tracked. Remember, he’s a defeated foe under your feet, if you believe it! He may have some power, but God Almighty has all power. The devil is only as strong as we allow him to be in our lives.

The Bible says “if you resist the devil he will flee.” The problem for most they give into the flesh and allow the devil to have the victory. Why give the victory to the devil when the battle has been won through Jesus Christ? Through Him we have the victory! The devil’s victory is temporary, because one day he will be cast back where he belong. Right now he’s trying to fix it where he takes as many souls with him that he can!

I know it’s really hard for some people to believe Jesus exists. He does exist! Man has from the beginning caused their own destruction by going against the Word of God. To this very day man is still doing the exact same things! God didn’t give His only begotten Son to die in vain. He had a purpose which is relevant to us all today. He paid the price for us all when He died for our sins. Yet people are still spitting in His face today.

I dare you to keep trusting Him. No matter what comes your way, keep trusting and believing in Him. You may have to cry sometimes it’s okay, stay in the race. Sometimes you may feel discouraged and want to throw in the towel; don’t do it! The devil gets in any way you allow him to. Don’t give the devil a ride, because he will want to drive. If you let him drive then he has control. Keep trusting Jesus the Son, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. You may swerve sometimes, but don’t you dare get off the road!

There is nothing greater than someday seeing Jesus’s face. We’ve experienced His beauty and glory, but wait until we can see His face! It excites me to think about! We will someday hear Him say “well done good and faithful servant.” Nothing greater than having a seat at the welcome table in the Kingdom of God!” Man can’t offer something so precious to you. You can only get this by living for Jesus until the race is complete!

I encourage you to hold your head up even when you don’t feel you have the strength. Pray even when you feel He’s not listening. Pray when you’re going through, don’t be discouraged, instead stay encouraged and keep praying! When people around you are talking against God, you stand firmly on the Word of God. When you’ve come out of the world don’t ever feel a need to go back. Nothing is there for you other than destruction and death. Stay on the Lord’s side where you belong. What you do for the Lord will pay off afterwhile. Keep holding on in the name of Jesus!

Team Jesus Until the End

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The only way I know to stay sane in this crazy world is by being Team Jesus! If we take our eyes off of Him there’s no telling where we may end up. There are forces tugging at us that aren’t of the Lord and if we aren’t rooted and grounded in Jesus these things will throw us off balance and down to the ground. However, remember even if you fall down, you don’t have to stay there! Jesus is always with an outstretched hand to help you up, clean you up, and put you back on the right path!

Things seem to become more and more crazier each day. Where is the love? People are full of anger and hate. What these people fail to understand is they have deep seated issues which has caused them to be this way. They have learnt to become people full of anger and hate. Hate is a learned behavior!!!!

You have family members killing one another, parents killing children, children killing parents, and people in general killing for no reason at all. People are quick to act or react! You can’t take back what you do when you’ve done the unthinkable! People need to think of the consequences of their actions. Remember, we are here to live forever in hell or Heaven. All of the people hating and killing are setting themselves up for a sure seat in hell when they don’t have to be there. No one have to keep the cycle of hate going, anyone can change if they want to!

The devil is busy and on his job to kill, steal, and destroy. He’s doing his best to make sure people end up in the bottomless pit with him for eternity. He knows his days are numbers therefore he’s trying to take as many as he can with him. Please, please, I beg you to stop giving power to the devil and his angels.

People are giving in to the devil and this world. They don’t want to go through anything. As soon as hard times comes they want to throw in the towel. Not one of us can spiritually grown by buckling and folding every time a storm comes. Yes, we will go through the storms, but they are to build us up and make us strong. Our storms teaches us to lean and depend on Jesus. On many occasions I’ve found people don’t want to hear words of encouragement when they are going through. Some are absolutely offended by words of encouragement. They don’t want to hear anything about Jesus’s promise to us. During your toughest times you should hold on even tighter to Him and His promises. You don’t give up, you stand firm on the Word of God. Something is wrong with people who are offended by words of encouragement during their difficult times!

The devil loves to see people wanting to give up or wanting to turn back from Jesus. He gets great joy out of it! The devil gets great joy to see people trying to live for him and Lord Jesus at the same time. It’s because the devil knows it’s impossible to do! He knows people who are trying to live for both him and the Lord or really ONLY living for Him. The devil knows you can either be for or against God and nothing else!

There are dark forces at work, if you don’t believe it, just read your Bible! They are not make belief, they are real. The devil has his angels just as God has His angels. They are both in a battle for our soul. God wishes for none of us to perish. The devil wants nothing more than for you to perish and reign in hell with him.

We all deal with the forces tugging at us to do wrong when we know we should do right. None of us should never ever give in to the flesh. We should never give in to the negative talk in our heads. The Bible says “pray without cease.” In this mean, cold, and dark world we must keep on the full armor of God at all times! When you feel heavy laden and think God doesn’t care or isn’t listening He is always listening and He loves us all.

People are doing all kinds of foolishness. There are many who profess Christ everyday yet are doing everything against the Word of God. In other words they are those ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing.” They are false, liars, and they will lead you into hell if you’re not watchful, know Jesus for self, and prayed up!

Everything wrong and against God is accepted as right. As a person striving to please the Lord you must not be ashamed or afraid to stand firmly on the Word of God and don’t let anyone shake your Faith! People will try to convince you their way is right, don’t fall for it. The only right way is the way God the Father has commanded! I know we have to live here on earth for the time being, but our eternal homes will be waiting. How we choose to live now will definitely determine where we spend eternity! Keep your eyes on the mark and keep pressing for the prize! Stay Team Jesus!!

Praying the Least When it Should be the Most

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There are a lot of people who get discouraged and want to give up on God, because they don’t see their prayers being manifested. When some people can’t see a breakthrough they become discouraged. Jesus knows what’ best for you and I assure you, He may not come when we want Him, but He’s always on time! His time isn’t ours, His ways isn’t our ways, and His will for us is different from what we want for ourselves. He knows what’s best for us, because He knows what we need! He knows most of us are led by the flesh, (because many speak of Him, yet hearts are far from Him), therefore they seek after the flesh, versus the Spirit of God. People declare they are strong, yet they are week, because they aren’t walking by Faith. We must walk by Faith and not by Sight! We must love Jesus more than the world!

Most people want things to happen right away; it’s the human part of us. However when you’re a Saint of God, you must know “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; evidence of things not see.” No matter what; we must believe deliverance and breakthrough will happen.

The Bible tells us to “pray without cease.” When some people are going through they become more overwhelmed by their situations. They become consumed by their problems allowing doubt to set in. This is only a trick of the enemy whose job is to kill, steal, and destroy. As a Saint of God we should never doubt God; for He’s a God who can’t lie!

As Saints of God we must hold on, because the Word says “the race isn’t give to the swift nor the strong, but to the one who endures to the end.” We must stay in the race. We should always pray (morning, noon, and night). I believe through the tough times we should pray even more, because the devil knows when we are struggling and he’s waiting for the perfect opportunity to mess up your mind. If you let him in, he will definitely try to take over.

Personally I know the struggle is real. It gets hard sometimes on this journey, because it can be lonely. Remember, when friends and family walk away, Jesus the Son and our Father God will never leave or forsake us. Keep pushing towards the prize!

I can truly say when I feel some kind of way, I start praying in the Spirit and not once have the Holy Spirit forsaken me. Every single time the Holy Spirit shows up and make me feel better. We have to trust Jesus and God to be who they are!

The devil don’t want us to feel peace, because we are against him. He wants to attack us left and right, because he’s the author of confusion. It’s alright, because whatever he does to us, God has us through it all. We all will go through, but remember our struggles come to make us, not to break us! We must stand firmly on the Word of God. Don’t give in to the enemy. Trust Jesus. Pray, pray, and then pray some more! Tell yourself it will be alright, “this too shall pass!” The trying times makes us stronger and stronger if we don’t give in to the struggle.

To Know of Him and to Know Him are Totally Different

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Many people know of Him, but they don’t serve Him. Many claim to know Him, and love Him, yet are trying to serve two masters. If you know of Him, but don’t serve Him that is your choice. It is also your choice to claim to know Him, but still serve the world as well. In this case you still don’t know Him, you only know of Him.

To know of Him means you heard or read about Him (somehow you were told, normally it’s through traditional ways). To claim to know and love Him, yet still living for the world means you only know of Him. You can’t have it both ways!

To know Him and serve Him means you keep His commandments. It means for God and Jesus you live and are willing to die! It means you live for Him and you are only on ONE side and that’s the side of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. it means you have a daily prayer life and personal relationship with Him. You understand although you are in this world, you are not of this world. That’s the difference!

All of the people who are trying to intertwine the ways of the world with Jesus in ANY way are wrong and Jesus doesn’t dwell in them. No way possible! Too many are jumping on the band wagon to mix and mingle the world with the Word of God. All I have to say is this; you can do whatever it is you want to do, it won’t EVER work! God didn’t intend for it to be this way.

People are confused, therefore they fall for anything. Those in positions of power within the churches who are doing this are confused about their stance with Jesus Christ. They are telling people it’s okay to bring the world into the churches and do all the things the world is doing. It isn’t! If as a child of God I can do whatever I want to do, when and how I want to do it, why do I need to serve God? That is NOT the way it is supposed to be.

People want a burger king style life “have it their way.” This is how you can live when you’re NOT living for Christ. When you are living for Christ, your life is no longer your own and you will understand it. You don’t want to be a part of the world even though for the time being you must dwell in it. You are intentional in your comings, goings, and in your doings.

Those who trying to put one foot on both sides are TRULY only fooling self. They are delusional! If both feet aren’t on the side of Jesus, then you’re on the other side, period! You can’t serve Him when you want to and you can’t mingle and play around with the ways of the other side. You must come completely off the other side and onto the side of Jesus to live for Him. There is NO OTHER WAY!

Stop being fooled by the stuff you’re hearing and seeing and get to know the Creator for yourselves. If a person don’t truly know Him they will be easily persuaded and deceived. I was looking at the mess about BeyoncĂ© Church Mass, I shook my head in disgust how people who claimed to live for Jesus partook in such a mockery of Christ. Trust and believe that had NOTHING to do with Jesus Christ in no form at all! You can’t mix the work of the devil with God’s work and it be okay, because it is not!

I already know people will say I’m judging, I am not! Read the Word for yourself. You cannot, I repeat, you cannot serve Jesus and be a part of the devil’s work at the same time. Bottom line, you’re either for Jesus or against Jesus, you can’t have it both ways. If you’re against Him in any way, then you’re against him, period! He’s rather you be “hot or cold” which means for OR against Him then to be “lukewarm.” Why? It’s because lukewarm is a figment of the imagination. Even if a person chooses lukewarm, they are choosing cold!

It’s Written and Already Finished

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Many people are defensive when it comes to the Bible and living for God. They are very controversial and want to get mad or debate over it. The ONLY people who carry on this way are the ones who are trying to straddle the non-existing fence. I am appalled at how many of these church leaders are falsely teaching their members. They will do and say anything to please the people. They go along and conform to please man and the world. They are teaching their versions of the Word and NOT the Word of God. The are both adding to and taking away to suffice man. God said, don’t do it!

I don’t care how people try to twist it, the Word is the Word. When ALL else fails and pass away; the Word will yet stand! God said it and it is done! It is finished! You can drop the mic on that cause it is over!! People are too busy trying to manipulate, twist, and turn it to fit their lifestyles, but it is finished and it is UNCHANGING. Jesus taught the same way for everyone, He didn’t do anything special to fit in with no one. He didn’t call His disciples by titles or any of what we see going on today.

I have been viewing a lot of videos lately of pastor’s saying this and that. They are lying and are preaching totally against God’s Word. If you don’t know the Lord for yourself please get a personal relationship with Him and get into the Word daily, because these wolves are out in sheep’s clothing. They are professing one thing and living another. You must read and study it for yourself. If it’s more important to pastors to teach their version of the Bible versus the truth, then they aren’t called from God. No way, no how! I don’t care who they are!

I’m not judging anyone, I am telling the truth. Too much foolishness is going on and people are going right along with it, because they are too busy worshipping their pastors as their master. They are bowing down to man and they are man pleasers.

Many more concerned about being judged and not at all about getting their lives together and right with God. If a person wants hell to be their home, then hell is waiting for you!

When a person doesn’t have a true relationship with God the Father and His Son Jesus, then they sure don’t have one with the Holy Spirit. Therefore they may do or say anything opposite of what is written in the Bible. That is how the devil operates; everything right he portrays as wrong and everything wrong he portrays as right. If you’re truly serving Jesus, then your lifestyle will be proof of it and NO MAN can fool you with his or her honeycomb ways of speaking. You will know the truth for yourself. Anyone who knows the truth, yet accepts the lies need to check his or herself. Never go against the Word of God for no man. It is written and it is finished! It’s as simple as that!!

Walking Away From God is Your Choice

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Many people blame God for bad things that goes wrong in their lives. I’ve seen it and heard it many times. People curse God because they are angry. People walk away from God, because they feel He’s not listening to their prayers or they feel He’s allowed something bad to happen. People are quick to walk away from God when things aren’t going their way or when tragedy strikes, yet they hang on for dear life to the significant others in their lives who disrespects and mistreat them. They hold on to people who have let them go long ago.

As long as we live in this dark world we will go through trials and tribulations. No one on earth is exempt from tragedies, trials, or tribulations. Troubles will come and they will most certainly go. The world we live in is full of darkness. If we say we love God the Father and his Son Jesus then we must be ready to withstand the tests. The tests are coming time and time again. Things are getting darker and therefore tougher, if people are not standing for Him, then they are standing against Him. We can’t call ourselves Saints of God and are unable to withstand when things get rough and rocky. Although we will go through the storms, He will always be our peace in the midst of whatever we are going through; if we believe it.

The Bible says there will be “a great falling away.” People will leave Jesus. This is a person’s individual choice. Jesus doesn’t force us to come, stay, or leave. It’s all a personal choice.

A lot of people want what they want right now. They don’t want to tarry about anything. They don’t want to be quiet and listen to hear God, they want things to work out or be fixed right now. They lose faith and trust in God, because to them He’s not tangible. The Bible says “for faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen.” We are to “walk by faith and not by sight.”

Many will fall away and have fallen away, because they are/were walking by sight and NOT by faith. No matter what it looks like, God will “never leave or forsake us.” He’s an on time God! Not sometime, but all the time! Saints of God must remember there is both evil and good forces at work twenty four hours a day. God is always on the job, but so is the devil, but remember who has ALL power! The devil is limited!

His presence is forever shown to us if people see with their spiritual eyes and not their natural eyes. God is always showing up and showing us exactly who He is! People get discouraged because they continue to see through their natural eyes and not the spiritual eyes given to us when we serve Him. The Holy Spirit dwells within us and is that beacon flowing through us making us the light in this dark world.

Not one time is it written anywhere in the Bible when you give your life to Jesus and you live for Him your life would be trouble free. Nowhere in the Bible does it say a person’s life will be free of troubles in any form. That’s a misconception some people seem to have. The devil gets even busier trying to mess with you when you’re serving God. He’s trying to win you back on his team. He throws everything at you and on your path. As a child of the Most High we have to stand firmly on the Word of God. Keep on your full Armor of God. The devil is going to do his job of killing, stealing, and destroying. It is up to us individually to make sure through it all we still have trust, faith, and belief in Jesus the Son and God the Father.

Jesus loves us all and wishes for none of us to fall away. However, the decision is for each us to make on our own. Mom, dad, sister, brother, significant other, family, friend, or anyone else can’t make the ultimate decision. They can’t make the decision or walk the journey for us. People can plant the seeds, but we have to cultivate them and grow on our own. Coming to Jesus is your choice, staying is your choice, and leaving is your choice. I pray through it all you never allow anything or anyone to turn you away from the true and living God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.