Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Battle is the Lords

THE BATTLES ARE GETTING STRONGER!
In the past few months I have been talking to so many of my Christians friends and I would like to share with you what I am finding out. It seems like every day the battles with our enemies are getting stronger each and every moment in our lives. We find ourselves in the valley continuously, but this is a great sign if you are truly looking for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We find that if we are sick our physical bodies are getting worse. Some of the people in different business such as selling ponies are losing a lot of the new fillies at birth. Some are having deep spiritual battles thinking the church is safe and finding that because they do not have what the church wants they are being sifted out like trash. Others have went to the same church for years and finding that the teaching is no longer of God but of nickels, noses and numbers. They no longer want the people that are deep into the Word as they can not turn them away from the doctrine of the true and Living God.
We are seeing new doctrines of demons and many have their own little flocks even on the Internet and they are deceiving many that are not strong into the Word and teaching them strange things. We must remember that perilous times are here and the enemy will use anyone to deceive you. I could name the names of the false doctrines but that would not help. But this I will tell if anyone tells you that the Words that Jesus Christ did not teach, are false or not meant for us, get away from them instantly for they have Been deceived. The Bible wants you to take the whole council of God not just little parts and pieces of it. We must study all of it and be seriously if we want to make it through this time of testing. Jesus told us that judgment will begin in the church, It has now began, are you knowledgeable of the whole counsel or do you just have a few little pieces and parts of it. That will not do, you must study and not believe anyone. The Bible is the one thing that confirms itself, God has already done that. Look up what people say and then go on your own search if they are wrong in one thing you will probably find them wrong in many.
Be careful of people that tell you to stay away from the Gospel, If Jesus owns Words are not to be trusted, whose are. There is only one way into heaven, Jesus says I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the Father except thru me. Believe in Jesus before you believe in the hirelings out there. It is in very difficult we find ourselves in, You will also see the people that want you away from everybody but themselves especially people that are deep into the Word. You are a great threat to them and they must get you out of the way. So they will take pieces of this and pieces of different things that you have said and call you liars even tho the cirmstances are completely different. They will mix them up and then try to make you look evil and call you satan.
People that are strong in the Bible will always tell you that you walk with God and Jesus should be Love, Joy, Grace, Peace and Mercy in Jesus. They will also tell you of the love of Jesus and no matter what they go through they have their faced fixed firmly on the Lord Jesus Christ and know that He is in complete control. So you will not see a spirit of fear or a lack of faith, they make get weak but it will only be for a short time till they have prayed themselves thru their battles. They are ready to face what their Captain has told them what to face. You will also find their house is in control with the headship of the Lord and their families will be close unless one has deliberately rejected Jesus Christ and then they will ask them to leave and give the Lord the chance to deal with them. They will allow no one to curse Jesus regardless of who they are. Do they quite loving them of course not they just pray more and leave them up to Jesus for Jesus is the only one that can change peoples life.
So to all my beloved ones if the battles are great remember Jesus is greater. Also know you have been chosen or you would not have one battle after another. The enemy would not fight so hard for someone that already belongs to him so do not fall into his lie that you do not belong to God. Be careful of what you hear and learn to trust only in the Word of God not the words of a man or a woman. Also be sure and keep you eyes on Israel and remember to always pray for the peace of Jerusalem. As we find the world swirling around us in chaos you are being held firm in the hand of the Living God. He will get us all through these times and soon dear ones we will be going Home. Run the race harder than you have ever run before because Jesus is running right before you and when you get to tired to run stand and remain standing on the Word of God. He will be there and soon you will hear, Well done my good and faithful Servant welcome into My Fathers house. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Put Jesus always first ad let your flesh die to the lust that want to kill you. Jesus is watching over you and He will take care of you if you only Believe and Believe in Him and Him alone not in any church, or any other person,Jesus is All in All, He is the I AM!
Love in Christ to all
Zelma P

Sunday, June 11, 2006

PONDERING

Pondering!

Zelma P. (27 Feb 2006) "Pondering"
I have sat here over the past few months, pondering many of the things in my own walk with Jesus Christ. Knowings always that he must always be my first priority. My first love. My all in all. as I see the world spin out of control around me i can feel safe wrapped in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Chaos ruling all over the world destroying the lives of many men and women of God. Our children dying in a foreign country and coming home in a flag draped coffin. The other ones coming home with a hardness about them that my human eyes have never see. The carnage of a world gone amuck by the ways of the master of this world satan. The things they have seen, the smells they have smelled and the fact that the war goes on with their bravery in believing that they are fighting for our freedom. While here at homes we see them try to destroy any image of God that is left in this desolate world. They fight daily day by day and our country fi! ghts to take God out of our lives and the only true freedom we have in in the Lord Jesus Christ, without Him there is no freedom at all. How many of us fight for the the race, to run the race that is within us to run, to set aside self and the world and to allow the Lord Jesus to sit on the throne of our hearts? How many of us have grown cold in our walk and quite the race entirely. How many of us blame the church for our own lack of discipline in obeying the Word of God and seeking out our own salvation with fear and trembling? How many of us long to get into the Bible and read the Word that the Father has given to us to exist in such a world as this? How many of us are so wrapped up that we cannot even find an hour in a day to give to our Saviour. It amazes me that we live in such perilous times yet the world spins around and around and we are not even attuned to what God is doing. We look for everything to blame it on but we forget that God is in control! and always has been in control. This is His earth, His people, we are the creatures, He is the Creator. He is the potter, we are the clay. Do you ask yourself daily what kind of a pot is God making with my life, or are we so busy to give the potter a second to even speak silently to us. To hear that sweet small voice saying you are Mine, I will keep you, I will protect you, I love you, I sent my Son to die for you so that you could be free. There is no freedom in this cruel cold world, the only freedom any of us have is in the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died so that you could be free. What value do you place on the blood that poured out of His body. Do you think of that time of the scourging post, where He opened not His mouth daily, or that cruel cold cross that He hang upon, completely innocent, that you would free in Him. Do you worship Him from afar, or do you find yourself so hungry for more of Him that He takes all the things of the world and! shows you truly what they are. Do you find yourself growing daily and trying more and more to be like Jesus? What will He find in your life when he return to get you. Run the race to win, to cross the finish line and say I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course. Unto your Hands Jesus I commit my body. Will you greet Him in gladness or in fear of the time wasted here on earth, when He only asks for a small part of your live, but truly desires all of it. My children run the race with all that it within you, giving Jesus the throne in your life and not allowing anything of this world to unseat Him. The prize that awaits you is more than you could ever think, imagine or hope for. Do you cry out I will not be satisfied until I awake in your likeness. Prepare my children to meet your God. For surely He is hovering on the horizon. Do not let any opportunity pass that He is not in charge. He stands at the door of your heart and knocks, please bid ! Him a greeting and open the door and say here" I am Lord Use Me". The day is at hand the night is far spent, Watch, pray and be ready, for Jesus said surely I come quickly and surely He is coming quickly. Can you say with all honesty come quickly Lord Jesus, I am waiting and ready.
Agape
Zelma Pack

Thursday, June 01, 2006

WE ARE VICTORIOUS!

WE ARE VICTORIOUS IF WE FOLLOW OUR CAPTAIN!

Jesus the Great Captain of our souls never lost one battle in His whole life time. No matter how the Scribes and the Pharisees tried to trap Him in their various questions, He always came out victorious! They could not trap Jesus in anything! No matter what the master enemy of Jesus soul threw against Him, He always overcame them by the Word of God. He always pointed to the Father.

Do you realize that we overcome things the exact same way? We always point to our Saviour, Christ Jesus and we win every war sent our way. The enemy cannot attack a soul that is rooted and grounded in the Word of God. God's children will recognize the battle form, as soon as it comes and will count it as great joy to be tried as their Saviour Jesus, was tried. To be tempted the same way Jesus was tempted and to overcome the same way Jesus overcame by the Word of God.

We can be attacked every way and on every side and people will say very terrible things against the true child of God, but God will always stand behind the Captain of their soul, Jesus Christ and will always direct them to be ready for these types of battles. People try to trap us in words that we say or accuse us of being of the devil, the same way they accused Jesus. What an honor this should be to us, for Jesus tells us if they persecute Me, they will persecute you, because you follow Me. He also tells us to forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Do we truly realize that when we say cruel harsh hateful words against a child of the Living God that we are saying these things about Jesus Himself who has sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in them? Why do you think we use these things against a child of God? Is it because they disagree about something that we have been taught and do not give them the chance or the time to explain what they mean? Maybe they are from a different denominations than we belong to, so they have a different viewpoint than what we have. Do we take the time to reason this out together like Bereans to reason the Scriptures together? Do we really understand where they are coming from? Could God use someone like them to bring Light to the world? Do we truly look at the personalities that the people God used, were all humans with various human personalities? There will Never be two of us that agree on any one thing perfectly, but we can agree that we stand behind the Cross of the Lord Jesus Christ! Our gifts varying from time to time as the Holy Spirit decides to use us. We are all different parts of the Same Body!We have the control of the sign gifts but not the control of the other gifts, they remain in the hands of God. If God gives you Knowledge or Wisdom, God gave it, it did Not come from you. You were only the vessel that God was using at that time. If God gives you a revelation on a scripture that you have read over & over, & He Shines His Light on it and you hide it in your heart , then you will never forget the revelation you have seen on it. We see this when the Holy Spirit teaches us as we read the Scriptures. We are only the vessel, He is the potter that makes us to be vessels of honor or dishonor. Which one would you rather be?

The first people that taught me were 5 and 6 year olds that had more knowledge of the Word of God that I did. I sat in utter amazement at what they knew. I was like a dummy compared to them, they took to me to places that I had never seen in the Bible and explained them to me and I realized that a little child can teach all of us, for they do not doubt Jesus in any way. It is only that as we get older and seem to gain more knowledge, that we seem to doubt the truth of the Word of God. People will attack you for the truth even when you prove them wrong, then they will hide for a time and not show their face again for a while, for they have to realize that they have listened to another spirit and not the Spirit of God. But they will return with another perilous doctrine and try to put in on you.
I was truly amazed when I recently read Acts and found that before Paul, that Peter was the Apostle to the Gentiles. He boldly proclaims it throughout Acts. Then we find Paul and he goes to the Jews first and then the Gentiles. Now we have another teaching, saying that we should only listen to Paul's Epistles written to the churches while he was in prison in Rome. There he turned many of the Centurions into believers and we then really have to go to the to the first person that preached to the Gentiles and that was Jesus!

Do we truly realize that the steps of a righteous man or woman have been ordained of God? Why do we not pick their brains to see what they know? These gifts are not their gifts, they are from the great Captain of their souls Christ Jesus. These are the ones who find their noses in the Word of God continually and looking for all truth that they can find of Jesus. They are well read and well versed and can converse with anything about God with you. They have no special thing to give to you but the purity of the word of God. They may agree with you of many things and others things they have no idea of. For example I can not understand the cubes of God. I have tried, but God in His mercy has not revealed them to me, but then I also know that men are much more mathematical than women. I may never understand them, but I will not come against something that I do not have the light on.

We must all come to the realization that God had given different gifts and callings to different men and women of God and if they find any error, they must expose it or answer to God, for they have not used the Truth that God had given to them. Please realize that they are not against one specific teaching or one person but an error that thy have found and they will as the Father gives them instructions, the same as he gave His Son, point them out. So do not throw them in the dung heap, think what have you done to Jesus in them. Does He belong in the dung heap?

If you can prove them in error when they give you a warning about a False Teaching that they say that the Holy Spirit said would come to pass, then when it does not occur, do they go to the person that gave the the Warning and ask their forgiveness, for you were wrong or do you go about getting others to come against them also?. Do you act like the Pharisees and go to the other Pharisees and stir them up to rail against this child of God, just like they did against Jesus? Is this coming from The Captain of your soul or is it coming from another source?

I beseech you to go back to your first Love of Jesus and start all over again. Am I telling you that I have never made mistake? I have made so many, that I can not even count them, but I have the assurity that Jesus will direct me and that His correction is not always easy to bear. But I go on and I continue to run the race that is set before me as you see I know the Captain of my soul edges me on run harder, my child go back to the Word and learn again the foundation, do not lose your first love and keep running. Jesus the Captain of your soul, will lead you into victory thought Him and Him alone.

Agape,
Zelma
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