“For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” II Corinthians 2:9-11
Do not be ignorant of satan’s devices, he uses “unforgiveness” as a doorway.
If satan can get you to walk in (and remain in) unforgiveness, he knows your prayers will not be effective. For the word says, the effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous man availaeth much. And it is the blood of Jesus that makes us righteous. But if we don’t walk in the knowledge of the power of the blood, we will not walk in obedience of the word, and bottom line, our prayers will not perform.
Colossians 3:13 "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."
If you want to hear more on "unforgiveness", listen on Wednesday at noon (pst) as Prophetess Ramona continues the Series on Hindrances to Prayer" addressing the Hindrance, "Unforgiveness", "Live" on Teleconference at: www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323 or call (724) 444-7444 Access Code 89323
"But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 1:6-8
Doubt and unbelief, are sometimes confused as the same. They are not.
The Webster's definition of doubt is: "To waiver in opinion. Not Constant. To be unsettled in opinion or belief; inclined to disbelief; to be fearful; apprehensive or suspicious of."
According to Dr. Fred Price, the word doubt is "the thief that takes away the blessing of God". Because, bottom line, doubt is the reason that things don't work even if it is God's will.
Doubt comes if we are not certain of what the truth is. (A piece of your armor, the "belt of truth".) Once we have received the Rhema of something, we do not waiver in our opinion about that thing. Therefore, we must continue to read the word daily to get the surety required to keep us constant in our beliefs.
When you allow yourself as Peter did, (when he was walking on the water with Jesus) to look at the circumstances and lose your focus, this is when you doubt yourself and God.
And again, I will quote Dr. Price by saying that "everything that is truly stated is not necessarily a statement of truth." And he continued by saying, "rightly divide the word of truth!"
For if you don't know the truth as the true word of God…you will doubt yourself and ultimately doubt God's vision for you.
When you doubt in your heart, you are judging God (Mark 2:5; 4:40). Mark 11:22 states that we must have faith in God. (see also Mark 11:23-24)
Unbelief can stop the Anointing!
This weeks' study on "Hindrances to Prayer: Doubt and Unbelief" are taken from excerpts from "The Prayer Warrior's Guide" by Angel-heart Garrison. Listen live on Wednesday. More Details at www.talkshoe.com/tc/89323.
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"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8
2010 was a year of planting in the night. We went through some unusual things and now those who were found trustworthy are going forward in the new harvest of God's Plan in our Purpose.
Whatever your purpose, if God found you trustworthy last year, 2011 is your year of stability. Trustworthy implies that you have learned to hope in God and trust Him to perform those things that He has spoken into you.
Your roots were formed in 2010. Now you shall sprout into a tree that has been planted deep into the ground. And when trouble tries to come against you (in your drought), the Plan of God will continue to perform in your purpose.
Walk uprightly in the plan that God has purposed you. He's got you!
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned into fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry." II Timothy 4:3-5
That time is now upon us. Heed the word of the Lord. Do not turn from sound doctrine because the truth has become "uncomfortable" for you. Accept that God is God. He set the criteria. He made the rules.
The greatest example to us should be the Wilderness Experiences that Israelites suffered and endured, because they felt at times, they had "rights" to feel and do as they pleased. They 'didn't ask' for the God of Moses to do anything for them; and on several ocassions, they rejected the God Almighty. And God had to teach them lessons as He also vowed to destroy them. But because the Israelites where His "chosen people", He withdrew His own desire to destroy them and allowed them to live; yet, they never saw the promised land.
Though this scripture is not referring to 'things' or 'places', it is diverting to the salvation of those who once heeded the Word of the Lord; and yet now because they have not seen Him face to face; they question not only His existence, but His authority in their lives.
For these people, intercession will only last for a while; and then judgement will come. God's existence is not based on whether or not we believe in Him. He exists whether or not we believe. And the true revelation of His existence will be confirmed in the very near future. In the meantime, heed to the word of God given to the ear of Joshua when He said to him:
"Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest propser whithersoever thou goest." Joshua 1:7
God made the rules. He made the laws that govern whether or not you will be found righteous at the Judgement.
Choose you this day, whom you will serve. It's almost time. The end is near.
Great is the Lord God and He is to be Greatly Praised!
Oh let us "...bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1
A new year is upon us! Oh bless His name, for He is God. And He is still in control of all things! I take this moment right now; this right now, to thank my God for all that was and is and is to come! For He is God!
2010 is past and our testimonies still yet to be told for all that our Gracious Lord brought us through last year. However, our focus is now on that open door to see through the spiritual eye all that He has for us in this year, 2011. And even before we see it all, that we just take this time right now, and just bless His Holy Name, in the right now.
For it's the right now moment that will determine the foundation you will be standing on in this 2011. Though blessings are ahead of all of us, we know, as Jesus told us, there will still be storms, there will still be fires; but we know deep in our souls, that He will be with us through them all.
May the Lord watch between me and thee as we are absent from one another; yet together in Him this new year, 2011. And may His blessings cover us as He clothes us in His love.
May 2011 bring Peace throughout our households.