Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare

Carry Me…I’m Just A Dead Man!

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“So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin

and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,

to make you obey its passions.”

Romans 6:11-12

“What shall we say, then?

Shall we go on sinning

so that grace may increase?

By no means!

We died to sin;

how can we live in it any longer?

Or don’t you know that all of us

who were baptized into Christ Jesus

were baptized into His death? 

Romans 6:1-3

January 1…

I’ve got a lot of things on my mind…
I’m looking at my body through a new spy satellite…
Try to lift a finger, but I don’t think I can make the call…
So tell me if I move, ’cause I don’t feel anything at all…

“But if Christ is in you,

your body is dead because of sin,

yet your spirit is alive

because of righteousness.” 

Romans 8:10

So Carry Me…
I’m just a dead man…
Lying on the carpet…
Can’t find a heartbeat…
Make me breathe…
I want to be a new man!
Tired of the old one…
Out with the old plan…

“For as in Adam all die,

so in Christ all will be made alive.”

1 Corinthians 15:22

I woke up from a dream about an empty funeral…
But it was better than the party full of people I don’t really know…
They’ve got hearts to break and burn…
Dirty hands to feel the earth…
There’s something in my veins…
But I can’t seem to make it work…

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,

he is a new creation;

the old has gone,

the new has come!”

2 Corinthians 5:17

Can you find a beat inside of me?
Any pulse?
Getting worse?
Inside of me, can you find a beat?

“But because of His great love for us,

God,

who is rich in mercy,

made us alive with Christ

even when we were dead in transgressions-

it is by grace you have been saved.”

Ephesians 2:4-5

Thank You for carrying me…

I’m dead inside without You, Lord!!

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Wake Up!! You Need A Hero!!

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“And in this way all Israel will be saved,

as it is written,

‘The Deliverer will come from Zion,

He will banish ungodliness from Jacob.’”

Romans 11:26

Losing your faith?

Falling off the edge?

 You’re not superhuman…

 Someone needs to save you from the hate…

 From another day in the world we live in…

 You need a Hero to save you now…

 To save your life…

 To save you just in time…

 Fight today to live another day…

 Speak your mind today…

 Your voice needs to be heard today…

 Make a stand…

Don’t destroy yourself!

You need a  Hero…

 He’ll fight for what’s right!

 He’ll help you survive!

You’re in the fight of your life…

 You’re not ready to die!

 He’ll fight for the weak!

 He’ll make ’em believe!

 You need a Hero living in you!

 Speak your mind even if it kills you tonight…

 Be ready to die…

 Your Hero’s not afraid to give His life…

 Your Hero’s gonna save you…

 Just in time!!

 

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,

 but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

 John 3:17

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The Battle’s Already Won!

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Even the battle for your mind!

No!

I’m not giving up now…

I’m claiming victory!

I’m not giving in now…

The war’s already won!

The struggle’s between God and the devil…

Love against the enemy!

No!

I’m not giving up now…

The war’s already been won for me!!

Amen!

I just read an article by Joyce Meyer, entitled,

“Are Your Thoughts Powerful or Pitiful?

Taking Battlefield of the Mind to a New Level”

Joyce Meyer Ministries

publishes

“Enjoying Everyday Life” Magazine.

In this Special Edition issue article,

She shares “Power Thoughts” from Scripture…

To encourage you to bring your thinking into agreement with God,

So you can enjoy Him…

And His good plan for you.

Here are three “Power Thoughts” she  mentions:

Power Thought #1:

God Loves Me Unconditionally!

Psalm 139:14

  We are “…fearfully and wonderfully made.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,

the new creation has come: 

The old has gone,

the new is here.”

Power Thought #2:

I will Not Live In Fear! 

“This is the day which the Lord hath made;

we will rejoice

and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

Each morning, she says to herself,

“I will enjoy this day

and I will not live in fear.”

Power Thought #3:

I Am Difficult To Offend

“Whoever is slow to anger

is better than the mighty,

and he who rules his spirit

than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 16:32

Win the battle for your mind!!

The war’s already won!

Sitting On The Fence? Ouch!

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(I received this photo through e-mail…photographer unknown!)

Who owns this adorable dog???

The people in the brown house?

Or the people on the other side of the fence?

Is this dog coming home?

Or running away?

Who owns you?

Jesus or satan???

Are you coming home?

Or are you running away?

Get off the fence!

Sitting on the fence hurts!

It hurts us, and it hurts others…

Lack of commitment to Jesus holds us back!

We can’t help anyone…

Or disciple people from the fence…

Satan keeps us bound to it!

We can only help others from a position of total freedom…

Of true liberty in Jesus…

From our position at the foot of the Cross!

Are we too complacent to make an effort to get off the fence?

Choose Jesus!

Encourage others to get off the fence, too!

Help them see Jesus’ glorious face…

At the gate ahead in Heaven…

Show them His love in you…

Point them to Heaven…

So they can turn their back on hell!

It’s the right direction to receive abundant blessings…

From our Lord and Savior.

Jump off the fence!

Today!

All the way off!

For once and for all!

Into the arms of Jesus!

And stay as far away from the fence as you can!

Stop trying to run away!

And go home!

*Based on my previous post Straight To The Gate

“I Am” A Proud Drama Mamma!

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In November, our church hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents of Gulf Breeze Apartment Homes…

Yum!!  So much food!  And such a blessing to serve and meet the residents!

Our Drama Team was invited to do a human video drama…

It was the first outreach for all our new kids…I was so proud of them!!

They did such a great job, that I had tears in my eyes!

We chose “I Am” by Eddie James…It’s really such a powerful song!

(**Click on the link above to see the human video drama that we based our drama on!  It’s really well done!)

(Here are the lyrics)

“I Am the Lord…

I’m the Almighty God…

I Am the One for whom nothing is too hard…

I Am the Shepherd and I Am the Door…

I Am the Good News to the bound and the poor…

I Am…

I Am the Righteous One and I Am the Lamb…

I Am the Ram in the bush for Abraham…

I Am the ultimate Sacrifice for sin…

I Am your Redeemer, the Beginning and the End…

I Am…

I Am Jehovah…

And I Am the King…

I Am Messiah, David’s offspring…

I Am your High Priest and I Am the Christ…

I Am the Resurrection, I Am the Light…

I Am…

I Am the Bread and I Am the Wine…

I Am your Future so leave your past behind…

I Am the One in the midst of two or three…

I Am your Tabernacle, I Am your Jubilee…

I Am…

I Am Hope, I Am Peace, I Am Joy, I Am Rest…

I Am your Comfort and Relief from your stress…

I Am Strength, I Am Faith, I Am Love, I Am Power…

I Am your Freedom this very hour!

You’re my Hope, You’re my Peace, You’re my Joy, You’re my Rest…

You are my Comfort…

You’re Relief from my stress…

You’re my Strength, You’re my Faith, You’re my Love, You’re my Power…

You are my Freedom this very hour!”

Yes, He is!!

Okay, This Is NOT On “My Bucket List!”

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Skydiving…

Wearing thongs…

Running for political office…

Living in the past, or on past glories…

Backpacking around the country…

BASE jumping…

Being a groupie of a famous person…

Walking a tightrope, like our friend, Bello the Clown…

Being stuck in an air-conditioning vent…

Falling into a mine shaft…

Working again for my least favorite principal…

Being made to eat anything slimy…

Oh, I’m sure I could go on and on…

But, I love that many of you do want to do these things!

And I’ll pray for your “Bucket List” to be fulfilled…

But, I refuse to live without JOY everyday…

So, I do have a Prayer List…

And here’s what’s on it:

I do want to…

Write a book…

And have it published…

See my son successful in life, especially in God’s eyes…

See him married to a Godly girl, and have a family that serves the Lord…

To live healthy, so I can see my grandchildren…

And teach them to love God…

Live a peaceful life with the Lord…

But, know how to battle spiritual warfare when necessary!

Impact for Christ, all kids, young adults, and adults…

Minister and speak where God leads…

Encourage our drama team to outreach far and wide with God’s direction…

Travel to Italy to see relatives still living there…

Go to Israel to see where Jesus walked…

Serve the Lord on Earth, ’til I get to Heaven to hear…

“…well done, good and faithful servant…”

Mathew 25:23

Leave a legacy of love and encouragement…

To all those…

I’ve been blessed to come into contact with in my life on Earth…

In Jesus Name I pray…

Amen!

satan, I refuse…

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I’m reading Kingdom Man:  Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream by Dr. Tony Evans…

What a powerful book!

Here’s what I learned from it…

satan I refuse…

To ever compare my life with anyone else’s…

To ever live beneath my purpose…

To ever think of my son as anything less than a Kingdom Man in the making…

To ever lower my standard of conduct to the world’s level..

To ever listen to enemy lies about me, or my family…

To ever let you have control of our thoughts, actions, or dreams…

To ever give up hope that my purpose is far greater than any pain to pursue it…

To ever let you convince me to give in to exhaustion…(Dr. Evans says, “Exhaustion is only a word!”)

To ever be swayed by the majority…If I’m in the minority on a matter, so be it!

To ever allow you to dethrone my ruler-JESUS!  He rules me, not you!

To ever teach “religion” without teaching about the divine authority of Christ…

To ever seek the world’s answer to problems…Only my God’s opinion matters to me…

To ever be governed by anything, or anyone…

To ever be only a fan of Jesus, but rather a devoted follower instead!

To ever be content to sit on the sidelines…but  rather, to always live to represent my King Jesus!

To ever allow anyone, or anything, to overrule God’s authority in my life…especially you!

To ever place myself under anyone’s rule, except for my Lord God’s absolute rule…

To ever lose sight of Jesus Christ’s absolute prototype for my life…I was made to reflect Him only!

To ever disobey God, my Father in any way…

To ever be out of alignment with God & His Kingdom commandments…

“Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

James 4:7

“Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.'”

Matthew 16:23