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Mar 30, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Remove

Remove- to change the location, position, station, or residence of

Get rid of this ISSUE for once and all!

The fifth R to Freedom is remove what you have renounced. I can bring you to a place of recognition (discernment) responsibility, repentance, and renouncing openly what evil stands for in your life, but have you removed it? Removing sin is this: not only have I renounced you, but you and I cannot exist at the same place at the same time together. I am removing you:you have to go. (Henry Wright “A More Excellent Way”)

If any of you are confused, with any of the words, then I encourage you to do a word study. Ask God to reveal to you what it is you need to be taking through the 8 R’s……Think of the one issue that you act out, think about or do that you shouldn’t. If you are understanding these principals you can start going through any others that you might be dealing with. Below is a sample prayer:

Father in the name of Jesus, I come to you and ask for forgiveness for any sins I know about and the ones I may not know about. I come asking forgiveness for becoming one with any spirits of _______(name yours)____________________ ie:Fear, rejection, anger, gossip, complaining, pity (low self image) denial, laziness, procrastination ect……

I recognize that I have done this or have been acting this out, I repent now in the name of Jesus. I renounce it and remove it from my life forever, never to return. I thank you Father, for forgiving and healing me. I ask the Holy Spirit to fill the void or hole where ________________(name yours again)______________ use to be. AMEN

Some of you a huge weight will be lifted and you will see the affects immediately, others of you as you do this you will see the literal weight on you begin to drop over the course of a month. Like I have mentioned many times about myself with Bitterness and Anger, when I repented and removed it  I dropped 9 lbs. Do I still deal with bitterness and Anger, absolutely, I get triggered but I have knowledge on how I choose to respond.

WHATEVER YOU ARE HOLDING ON TO IS HOLDING YOU BACK.

Mar 29, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Renounce

Renounce- to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further

You must make what you recognize your enemy and Renounce it

After you have repented, which means taking responsibility after recognition and discernment, the next step is to renounce. A lot of people repent, but they don’t mean it. A lot of people have remorse, but they don’t change on the inside. To repent literally means to “turn away from.” There are many scriptures in the Bible where God told u to get away from idols and heathen practices because they will ruin us.

1 Corinthians 10:21-22 (Amplified Bible)
21You cannot drink the Lord’s cup and the demons’ cup. You cannot partake of the Lord’s table and the demons’ table. 22Shall we thus provoke the Lord to jealousy and anger and indignation? Are we stronger than He [that we should defy Him]?

Get away from evil- renounce it as fast as you can. Develop a perfect hatred for the evil in your life. Separate yourself from evil he does. Learn to separate yourself and others from their sin (Pastor Henry Wright)

 

 

What are you doing that you need to turn away from?  Take inventory and be like Nike “Just Do It”

 

Mar 28, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Repentance

This is the 3rd “R” after Recognize, take Responsibility, is now Repent

repentance the action or process of repenting especially for misdeeds or moral shortcomings

Acts 3:19 (Amplified Bible)
19So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;

 

Do you want times of refreshing to come from the Lord in you life? Are you tired of the blistering heat of disease? Are you ready for the oasis? Where you are saying “Is this as good as it gets” You wont get there unless you repent first.

There are so many situations in the Bible where repentance is spoken. And if God commands it then why aren’t we doing it? Well, Pride sets in and their desire be hard in front of man is greater than there desire to be pure in front of the Lord.

 

I believe that people look at the word repentance as this big, dreadful action they have to do. Let me encourage you, this is the thing that makes you “whole” if this is overwhelming because you feel like you have a lot to repent for, don’t worry, start with the thing you know you do now for sure.

 

Some examples I have heard women or (myself) deal with is manipulation (towards spouse or kids), financial infidelity (hiding or spending money without spouse’s knowledge), emotional affairs (chatting, texting, or facebooking) with other men that is inappropriate, any behavior you wouldn’t want your spouse doing. I could even go as far as saying watching tv shows like Desperate Housewives and wishing you had an exciting life-like they are living.

If you are a single woman with children. Talking or doing something in front of your children that is inappropriate such as bad mouthing their father where they can hear, or having relationships that confuse the children. Remember they are watching and they will follow, so are your actions lining up with how you want your children to be?

If you are married, quit worrying about what your husband isn’t doing right and start with yourself, because no matter where you go, you are still with you. So change the common denominator first….YOU!!

1 John 1:9 (Amplified Bible)
9If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].

Mar 27, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Take Responsibilty

Responsibility- moral, legal, or mental accountability : reliability, trustworthiness

The 2nd “R” is Responsibility, where you have recognized what you have been operating out of (bitterness, anger, addictive personality,manipulative/controlling, ect..) Not everyone wants to do this, Some people have said ” Well God Bless, that’s just the way I am.” What about the scripture that says ” From Glory to Glory we are changed”? 2 Corinthians 3:18,

If you are saying “that’s just the way I am” then you are making excuses for yourself and you are wrong. Or when people say “This is how God created me, if he wants me to change he would have do it.” But the reality is, (if you are saying this) God couldn’t change you, because you wont let him and that is not right either.

People who deal with Pride issues, have a hard for time taking responsibility for their actions, these are the same people that cant say they are sorry first, say sorry at all, or say sorry real quick to be done with it, but really don’t mean it.

The first 2 years I was married, I never said Sorry to Kris,  when I was in the wrong. The Lord convicted me, and told me for an entire year I had to say I was sorry first, regardless if I was at fault….whhhoooo. but now I don’t have the issue.

 

Inventory self check- respond to the blog if you have questions. Dont be the one in the dark wishing you would have asked, be set free!

Mar 26, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Reconize

1.Recognize: to acknowledge formally: as

You must recognize what IT is? What is your Tt, take aother look at the 7 Main spirits people battle with, what is your it?

Recognize the problem-( have discernment ). In Isaiah 5:13, God said, My people have gone into captivity because they have no knowledge. They had no discernment.

In Hosea 4:6, God said, My people parish for lack of Knowledge.

They had no discernment. Hebrews 5:14 tells us that strong meat belongs to those of full aged, even those that by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good an evil. Not just good—you must be able to discern evil also. (Henry Wright “A More Excellent Way)

There are 2 gifts from the Holy Spirit taught in the 1 Corinthians 12. One is the gift of wisdom and the other is the gift of knowledge. What I am giving you now? I am operating in the gift of Knowledge and the gift of wisdom is in your life right now. I am also operating in the gift of faith. (Henry Wright “A More Excellent Way)

Knowledge ties the past to the present, but
wisdom takes the present and moves it into the future

We are taking your past and bringing it to the present so you can see what in the world is going on in your present state. Then God , through wisdom, can take you into your future to change your circumstances. It’s going to take faith and the work of the Holy Spirit to do the rest of it, but we have to be able to teach first because the faith comes from hearing the Word of God

(Romans 10:17)
17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

So as you begin your journey, be encouraged and FEAR NOT your Lord God is with you wherever you go, and this class was a vehicle created to come alongside you and help you with this journey. Some of the most incredible friends I have , God brought them to this class. I have trained of 120+ women through this class over the last 5 years and I keep in contact with almost all of them on some level. All of You will be no different

 

Mar 23, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

8 R’s

The 8 R’s listed below, I learned from Henry Wright’s Ministry , “A More Excellent Way” I will begin to touch on each of them over the next few weeks.

Recognize
Responsibility
Repent
Renounce
Remove
Resist
Rejoice
Restore

 

Have you ever said to yourself, “why am I hear again.”  If you don’t want to continue on facing the same Giants or coming around the same mountains then follow the  R’s and set yourself free. Start to recognize the patterns. We will get more into this when I later in the weeks talk about the soul issues. As we move forward throughout the next several weeks if something comes up in the devotionals that you might have an issue with please come back to the R’s.

When I first learned of the R’s and thought about all the issue I had going on in my life, I was so overwhelmed. I just started knocking them out 1 by 1. Dont get overwhelmed, start with 1 and move on to the next. This is how you work on Wholeness.

 

Mar 22, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Strong Man Spirits

- The Strong Man Spirits

Last week, Monday and yesterday I went through the 7 Strong Man spirits.
1.) Bitterness
2.) Rejection
3.) Accusation
4.) Occultism
5.) Jealousy and Envy
6.) Unloving/Addictions
7.) Fear

There are more but these are the “Big Dogs”.

For instance, unforgiveness,
resentment, murder (murder of the mouth), retaliation all are underlings to
Bitterness.

I will discuss others but if you focus on the Main Strong Man then
you may knock out many. For the rest of the week I will be sharing with you what
to do, how to discern (recognize) them not only with you but with others around
you.

Being able to understand why a person who is fine one minute and then all
of a sudden get triggered and become fearful, or in rage/anger, or depressed.
Well the bible tells us

Ephesians
6:12

12 For our struggle is
not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil
in the heavenly realms
.
This scripture broken down for we do not struggle with flesh and blood
(people), but people are fighting with each other all the time.
 The second half
of the scripture describes spirits we become  one with and begin to fight
against each other. This took me a long time to grasp so if you don’t get it
fully yet, it’s ok.
I know this can be very deep for some people but WE must be able to
separate the sin from the person. I am not saying you condone the sin, but
recognize that sin isn’t that person, this includes ourselves. When I know
I am becoming bitter and resentful I must quickly learn to check
myself….because it gets you know where.
 Over the next week I will be taking
you through Henry Wrights 8 “R’s” to freedom. So you can know how to set
yourself and others free.
Mar 21, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Occultism

Occultism- theory or practice : belief in or study of the action or influence of supernatural or super-normal powers (Witch Craft)

 

The last out of the 7 Strongman spirits is Occultism
Most people don’t understand Occultism.  We think Occultism is just fortune-teller, horoscopes, doing tea readings, playing with Ouija boards or having séances (these all are apart of Witch Craft for sure) but Occultism is anything that offers itself as truth- in place of God- and it is not.

Occultism is a form of knowledge that offers itself as if it were the real thing.  Occultism is also a form of power and a form of identity.  Occultism is Fear and is based on the opposite of who God is and who you are in Him in truth, knowledge, position and identity.  If you are fearful and afraid of everything, you have a spirit of Fear and Cultic thinking becomes your identity.  Cultic thinking offers something that seems to be so real, yet it is counterfeit of the living God.

When there is Occultism in a person, there is no rest.  There is no mental peace.  There is no spiritual peace with themselves, or with God or with others.  Where there is a leavened thought process, there is only torment and fear.  That is a tremendous proof of the power of occult influence.  We become a god unto ourselves, even in our own health.  It is just another form of disease management.  I consider most disease management to be occult in nature.  Even though it seems to give relief, it does not give the solution.  Everyone needs relief.
Occultism can become a religious artifact to create a form of godliness and to manage you spiritually.  Occultism has to be broken in a person’s life in order for them to be totally healed.  One of the Blocks to Healing is continued involvement in occult practices and mentality.

John 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

I was a professed Athiest for 23yrs until Sept 18th 1997, the day I accepted Christ. Prior months leading up to this point I was searching for Love (as I discussed yesterday in Addictions) and I was searching for anwsers (TRUTH). So like some people I did Tarrot Card readings. I went to this lady who said this was a gift from god. Some of her readings we so on point (99% truth, 1% lie) is still a Lie!!  You will be channelling for a God, whether it is the 1 True God, or the other gods. Who are you channelling for?

Occultism always takes away and divides.  The Kingdom of God always adds or multiplies things that are good for you (Pastor Henry Wright, “A More Excellent Way”)

Mar 20, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Unloving Spirit

Unloving Spirit- is antichrist spirit, because God is Love

 

Do you  know someone who wasn’t affectionate ( what about you)? Someone that doesn’t like to hug, hold hands, or the opposite was overly affectionate?  They can’t receive compliments and tend to be very sensitive. Most likely they are dealing with an unloving spirit.  These people who end up getting any addictions in their life stem from the root in the need to be loved. They go and try and find love in all the wrong areas which  sometimes leads to addictions.

In order to gain freedom from the Unloving spirit, you must first deal with Bitterness, Envy and Jealousy, Rejection and self-rejection.  You must deal with Rejection by others and forgive those who rejected you.   You also have to forgive yourself and accept yourself.   Next to God, you ought to be your own best friend.  If you are not prepared to accept yourself, that is Fear.  It negates God’s faith for you.

 

Deuteronomy 32:10  He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

God is saying, “From the foundation of the world, I knew you would be here.  I don’t care what someone said to you.  I don’t care who cursed you with their tongue.  You are mine.  You are loved.  I love you and you are accepted.  “You are the apple of my eye.”  You are the object of God’s love.  You are the apple of his eye.  He has called you out of the desert of life because He loved you.  In the Hebrew language, when it says you are the apple of His eye, it means the very focus of His attention is right on you.  It doesn’t make any difference what anyone has said.  When you are born again, that is over with.

When you have Fear, you are not made perfect in love.  You are unable to give and receive love .  Lack of love and the presence of Fear go hand in hand.  If there is no Fear in love and you are complete in Love, Fear has to go. You have to accept that you are loved of God and you are eternally preserved for Him forever.  If you are complete in God’s love and he is in control, why should you fear?

Faith represents your future.  Fear represents the destruction of your future.  Faith and Fear are equal in this dimension: they both demand to be fulfilled.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 

(More Excellent Way, Henry Wright)

Mar 19, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Addictions

Addiction:

compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

 

All addictions are  rooted in the need to be LOVED.

 

Depending on the addiction it is normally coupled with other things.

Weight Problems- are coupled with lack of self-esteem and insecurity all with the need to be loved

You see the mouth is a place for love and security. The mouth and whatever you try to put in it is designed to try to bring you emotional security.
Other addictions

Shopping or Credit Card abuse  tied with Poverty spirit or always feeling in lack of
Anorexia and Bulimia-  Self-esteem, lack of Affirmation from earthly father, self-hatred

Shoplifting or stealing (Kleptomania)

Over Exercising

All of the above are actions from people who need to be loved. Most women base their view on our Heavenly Father on how they look at their earthly father. But you can’t, because your earthly father is human he will lack in areas God can not. This is why communion with God is so important. He is the only one that can fill the void you are missing in your life and he is the only one that can deliver you in the name of Jesus.

I looked up to my father so much, I remember the day (I was 21yrs old) when I realized my father didn’t know it all anymore . Then I realized my father did the best he could. Most of you all know now from Rejection devotional my Father didn’t tell me he loved me verbally until the day I left for college ( I was 18yrs old). If you knew me growing up, you knew  my father  was always there physically. He was unavailable emotionally.
As a little girls we looked to be affirmed by our Fathers and nurtured by our mothers (a healthy balance way) When this doesn’t happen then the need to find love becomes so great. The we go looking for it in all the wrong places.

If you dont have a close and open relationship with your parents,  you will go looking for love everywhere else.  My addictions were sex, drugs, alcohol, food….ect  one addiction after another in my life and it wasn’t until I received the Father’s Love , I stop jumping from addictions and became free.

This can happen if you have a great relationship with your parents but the chances of addiction is smaller.

You must be diligent to solve love, security, and esteem issues now so you don’t just fall into one addiction to another. Or better yet have it passed down to the children.

There was a woman who went through my class who had a love and insecurity issue.. She did extremely well in my class, but she never dealt with her issues. So now she is addicted to exercise and is obsessed with her body is a negative way.

This is why I emphasize the importance of the spiritual issues, I feel like I have done a disservice to people if they lose the weight but don’t get the love from the Father.  “Seek ye the Kingdom first”   This scripture has never been so profound to me until now
Search your heart and  Make Peace with God, be HOT, not cold or lukewarm, seek his purpose for your life.  Find the Father’s Love, feel good about yourself and be free!!