Come Up Higher

When the world seems to be pulling down the people with negativity and lies that come from a lost and blinded world, it is the time to get away with the Lord for awhile and just close out all of the world!

When we take the time to just completely receive from God and not allow any other interruptions or priorities to come before Him, we can suddenly find ourselves going from the lowest place to riding on the heights with the Lord covering us and leading us each moment. Oh how awesome is our King Jesus?!

He has rescued me so many times and is so faithful that I can’t even believe that it is possible for him to still want to help me after so many failures on my end.

Thankfully it isn’t about what I can do or have to do, but it is always about what He has already done and will always do, because He is Holy and Righteous and is all wisdom and understanding that we need to succeed and be forever satisfied and living in a constant state of peace.

Love is our greatest weapon against evil in this world. In fact, love is the ONLY thing that can destroy evil completely, so when everything seems to be going wrong and the attacks are nonstop against your faith and finances and family, go ahead and lift your arms and head and sing to the beautiful victory in Jesus, because that is what will turn the battle into a blessing quickly!

Never believe that the Lord has turned from you or that he won’t help you. He will always help when we cry out to Him, and He never remembers our past mistakes when we ask for forgiveness from them, so don’t dwell on them, because it is not good and the Lord doesn’t want us to be condemned by what was already washed away and is not even a thing that is going to be remembered ever again by God!

Let go of control and just abide in that perfect love for awhile so that you truly can understand and grow in faith by trusting the Lord to be your true savior and the fullness of God’s salvation will begin to take hold of your life.

What is Truth?

What if everyone started to believe the Truth about God and the Lord Jesus was exalted instead of violence, crime, hatred and oppression?  What if the schools shared the Bible’s history when they teach our children about things like the Big Bang Theory and other man created theories?

Why is it so crazy to offer the teaching of the truth in the schools?  Who is really in control of a nation when the mention of God is banned from the government and schools?
How was school prayer seen as something worth fighting to take away from our children’s schools, and then allowing them to later be legally justified when they kill the unborn child that they weren’t old enough or ready to raise?

What if they had learned about God and knew that He was real because they learned to pray and they learned about the Bible and it’s true version of creation, so they were not lost and living in darkness?
When the people want to argue about nonsense like if a child should be allowed to praise the Lord for scoring a touchdown during a school game, or threaten to stop them from praying before a game, there is a need for the people to wake up and seek God!

There is a timeline for the earth and no matter how hard the people that don’t know God seek to save themselves and their environment, they will not be able to do it, because it is only God who is able to save anything or anyone, so why not believe and receive the Truth.

The thing about the unbelievers is that they don’t know they are being deceived because they are blinded to the Truth, because they refused to believe and so be saved. It is heartbreaking to think of how many people willingly choose to live separated from the perfect love that the Father God lavishes on all who believe in Jesus and are reconciled to God through then blood of Jesus.

I remember taking an anthropology course as a freshman and being asked to decide if there was enough evidence to in fact consider God to be real or if it was just a way for the poor and oppressed populations to find comfort in their existence by believing there was hope after this life.

Well I don’t know how people would ever consider that it would be more logical to declare no God instead of holding onto the hope of there being one. Why would a person take the chance of being wrong on something that huge? If you choose to believe how does that hurt anyone? It doesn’t. But if a person chooses to reject God and live for themself and then finds out at death that they were 100% wrong, and now they are to be separated and tormented away from the presence of God for all eternity, what kind of logic or reasoning could ever come up with that being the best choice?

Think about this for a moment if you don’t know the Lord yet. Because as long as you don’t believe, you will remain blind and deceived and under the power of the spirit of the world which all the disobedient are currently controlled by this spirit if they haven’t believed and received the Truth.

My point in writing this is to help others see the difference in Truth and the Spirit of the world, so that they might quickly turn from the wrong pathway and run into the everlasting arms of love and safety. God doesn’t choose that anyone should perish or live apart from him. Man decides his own fate by accepting or denying God’s free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus.

Jesus promises to manifest himself to all who will believe in him and make him their Lord, so it’s not like the atheist or satanists that mock and laugh at Believers are causing the believers to suffer in any way. It only proves to them how lost and blind and deceived those people are, so that we all feel sorry for them and continue to pray that they be set free and have eyes to see and ears to hear and be saved.

As for the children being denied the Truth in schools, it won’t matter anyway, because the next generation will live by faith in Christ and they will never be oppressed or fear anyone or anything because they will all be taught by the Lord and great will be there peace! And that will all happen because of the prayers and the devoted children of God that actually fill the schools, the police forces, the businesses, the government, the medical community and any and all other places where there are people! Lol the church is everywhere and not just a building. It’s an entire civilization that lives in a higher realm and brings love and light to the dark and fallen world through their reconciled lives in Christ!

Full of Life

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““‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:17-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Best Promise for Help

Why would we be fearful or not believe in God when He has promised that He will help us and always be there when we trust Him enough to ask for His help?

Had I known that scripture growing up, I would have been praying all the time! It is so frustrating to know how much I needed God growing up but wasn’t taught anything correct about Him and in college the professors tried to make me believe it was all a lie that God was even real.

Let’s provide children with the correct tools needed to know God and not be deceived and suffering for 45 years like I was

How to Overcome Through Sufferings

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““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:38-48‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Night is Far Gone…

Love is the only thing that can destroy evil completely, so it is time for this nation to unite and do what is good and right by helping each other.

Does that mean that people should abandon the belief systems that have been passed down for centuries, or that people should ignore or overlook what society deems as good or evil?  Yes, I believe that it is time for all people to awaken to what is actually good and right, and to stop criticizing or condemning others for their shortcomings.  The truth is that no one, NOT ONE human being aside from Jesus Christ has ever been found to be perfect, and since the only perfect person was killed by all of the imperfect ones to prove to the world what LOVE is worth, maybe it is time we all turn our hearts toward love.  

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.  God is love.  When people say they know God, but have never known God, the world looks like chaos, confusion, strife, bitter, abusive and complacent mixed with greedy, angry, condemning, shameful, disrespectful, overachievers, doubters, haters and a few believers.  Even though people may not know God, He knows all of us. He longs to reveal himself to those that have been forgotten or overlooked by the world.  He wants everyone to know love, and He is love.

Romans 13: 1-14

1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Fulfilling the Law Through Love

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

The justice of God is that all forgive and receive forgiveness if we are expecting mercy and grace for our own lives through the blood of Jesus!

The Higher Realm of Love

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Perfect love drives out fear, and God’s love is perfect, because He is Love. My Father in Heaven has loved me with an everlasting love. He is well pleased with my life, and He calls me His beloved daughter. He surrounds me with supernatural protection and He answers all of my prayer requests, because He delights in blessing His children.  

He doesn’t require me to starve myself or to spend years being taught by anyone else about who He is.  He shows me daily and He teaches me all that I need to soar above this world.  He has given me the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth and He has opened up the Heavens to pour out blessings so great that there isn’t room enough to contain it.  

When you abide in love, you abide in God.  God doesn’t ever speak negatively about His creation.  He speaks life words that produce good results, and He encourages me with His loving kindness that leads me into His presence.  In His presence, there is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore.  Most people have no idea that everything that is written in scripture is the Truth, and the experiences that people had in the past are still available today.

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Love is something that becomes part of a person.  God has become so real to me that I don’t doubt if he hears my voice, because I know that He lives with me, and we share our lives together.  I can’t separate my thoughts from God, because I have been given the mind of Christ.  I go to sleep thinking about God, and I wake up thinking about God.  I want to experience everything that He has for me, and I don’t want to live a boring life that is focused on things that will not last.  My greatest aim is Love.  What does it look like to obey God (which is how we show that we love Him)?

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Cory was 27 years old in the photo above.  He was living in a stairwell in the City of Chandler’s parking garage for City workers and Council members.  His grandmother raised him, but she had recently passed away when the Holy Spirit led my family to help him that day.  Cory couldn’t read or write, so he was unable to get a job without the skills to fill out the application.  I brought food and other supplies to Cory as often as possible.  He ended up going to jail for a year or more, and was released for a short while, but I haven’t seen him for a few months, so I assume he is back in jail.  

Cory is not a criminal or a bad person, but he has spent time in jail for minor issues that stem from being homeless.  Since Cory has no money or means to bail himself out of jail, he has to stay locked up as long as it takes before his case has been resolved.  Cory’s life seems to have no direction or value by the world’s measurement, but God was so concerned about Cory, that He led my family specifically to find and help him that day, and numerous others.  Here is what Cory said to me that day when I sat down to talk with him.  “I didn’t think that people like you talked to people like me.”  I asked what he meant, and he tried to explain that most people just pass right by him on the streets of Chandler, and don’t even give him a friendly smile or a courteous hello.  He believed that he was invisible to the typical middle class citizens of Chandler, Arizona, because that was how the people treated him.  I know that God wanted me to hear those words that he spoke that day, because it was necessary to understand how a person can become so insignificant in their mind after being rejected and invisible to the people that pass by daily too focused on their own importance in the world to consider the needs of another.

I share that story, because I want people to grasp the heart of the Father, and understand that it isn’t about what we can get, nor is it about creating projects and plans to “fix people”.  Cory might not look like he has much of a life, but his life was of great value for God’s plans and purposes in this time.  God wants all of His children to learn how to move in the compassion that Jesus shared, because it is in that compassion that miracles are possible.  God is seated in heavenly places, but he is also with the lowly and contrite in heart.  He revives the languishing soul, and heals the wounds of his people.  

Don’t pass by others without so much as noticing that they have value and need to be recognized too.  Say hello and smile with a sincere heart of acceptance for all people to feel welcomed.  God accepted all of us even though we were not worthy or of much use to anyone else.  We were given great value when we accepted Christ and received a new heart.  People don’t understand that in Christ, they are no longer the beggar on the streets, but they are able to receive all that Jesus paid for us to live an abundant life.  How about we share the Truth with everyone everywhere we go from this time forth?