God is Always Faithful

isWNUVGOVLWe all have our favourite sacred songs that touch our hearts every time we hear them sung. Sometimes, like when you read a familiar bible verse many times over again and then one day unexpectedly, something you have read many times before, just leaps out in front of you with clearer and deeper meaning than ever before. It really touches your heart so much so, you wonder how you could ever missed it. We all know that is the Holy Spirits doing. The bible has layers and layers of deeper meaning and when we are ready, God peels off a layer so you can see deeper into the meaning of what God is saying in that verse. Well something like that happen to me with a beautiful song that I just heard. I am not sure of its title, but it was all about God’s Faithfulness. The line in particular that hold my attention was ‘God has always been faithful to me.’ I then could see past memories coming to me, of the many times God had been indeed faithful to me. Despite times when I have let Him down and sometimes I believe when He needed me the most.

Psalms is full of Wisdom

I remember I used to have a book of the Psalms that I would read every day in the train as I was going to work. It was an hour train trip and I didn’t want to waste my time just looking out of the window, every morning. I was in my early thirty’s and was going through very hard times, and I would question every now and again if God really helps out like it is written in the Psalms. I was struggling with my faith, but the Psalms gave me an anchor to put my trust in God to get me through it all. Well now thirty years later I can read the Psalms and know what David is saying is true. There is a difference in believing and putting your trust in somebody else’s experience, then when the day arrives and you can honestly say ‘I believe not because you believe, but because I have experienced it myself time and time again, as well.’ Not only that your understanding is clearer on what they are talking about.

Another line in this song that touched me was ‘God has always been faithful and He will be again.’ When you look at frightening events in the future and then turn to the bible and read all the accounts when Israel needed a miracle for its protection. God always provided it to them doesn’t matter how impossible it looked. When they humbly and sincerely turned to Him, with a pure heart God could not resist there plea for help. It didn’t matter how far they strayed from God He always came to their aid when after they sincerely repented of all their sins. It gives you peace and reassurance even though what awaits you is going to be extremely challenging. We are in this is very evil world and we will have great trials to overcome and many of those trials do not come from God, but from the enemy blaming God.

Isaiah 25:1

Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things. Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Choose Your Friends Wisely

isI2TNE013The choice of friends are extremely important, because they influence us most strongly. If we want to be ready when Jesus comes for us personally when our hour arrives or at the rapture, we must be ready or He will not take us. A friend can influence you into gossip, excessive drinking, coarse language, fowl jokes etc. which will prevent you from going up to heaven with Jesus when He comes for you. We are told that if we gossip or slander anybody especially in Jesus’s name He will not take us with Him to the wedding feast. That is a practise many people seem to think they have a right to and it is also a hard one to break, because so many people will tempt you into gossiping and running down another person. We shouldn’t choose friends that encourage us to walk against the will of God. It is far better to break with such friendship. We have to realise how important the decisions we make really are. They will either make or break us. The kind of friends we hang out with, we will find just how answerable we are to God on judgement day. I am not exaggerating. If we choose mother or father, brother or sister or friend in preference to Jesus we are not worthy to be Jesus’s disciples. In other words we are not worthy to be His bride, so therefore we will have to face the Great Tribulation and none of us want that.

Some Churches

I am afraid some churches do not supply the oil we need to keep our faith alive into action and become true witness that everybody can recognise the love of Christ in us. There are some preachers that are twisting the true teachings of Jesus Christ to mean something else. For example some preachers will say to follow Jesus you will always be rich and no suffering will come to you. For starters not all people are called to be worldly rich and we can’t live in this very evil world and not be touched by its cruelty and greed in some form or another.

To follow Jesus always attracts Satan’s attention straight away, because he is going to do everything in his power for you to walk away from Jesus, so that you will lose your soul. If you stay close to Jesus doing what He teachers us and calling on Him to help us all the time, we will be kept safe in that He will give us the graces to deal with our trials in life. Many people do not realise how urgent this war really is. The main reason you are attracting Satan’s attention following Jesus is that he hates you so very much and wants you to suffer for eternity in hell with him. We are all called to be spiritually rich, which gives you true joy, despite of the sorrows you encounter in this world. To be spiritually rich is to have the true nature of Jesus Christ in you. Love for example is such a beautiful trait and it brings with it His joy.

The road is very straight and narrow and only a few find it that leads to eternal life. The reason why so few find it, is because they are not looking to Jesus for the answers, even though they are Christians. Jesus’s knows the way, He is the way and we can find His teachings in the Holy Gospel. We should be praying and asking God what His will is for us, each day. And He will answer you.  A few words off and on throughout the day when we are busy is a very healthy practise. Words like ‘my adorable Jesus I trust in you’ or ‘Lord have mercy on me a sinner.’ We don’t have much time to get our act together.

Proverbs 18:24

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Deliverance

After I was converted in understanding the power of prayer, that you really can save souls by means of prayer. That there are sowers and reapers in God’s Kingdom. That we all have different callings from one another, and that the ministry of full time intercession prayer is a very important and a necessary calling, I started to get attack by demons on a regular basis. I would be attacked at least twice a week. My body would go paralysed and I found very early in the peace that I could not shout out for help. So I quickly learnt that I had to pray to be free of the demons that attack me. It was just me and God, there was no one else to help me.is(7)

Demons will try to Stop You from Your Calling

These demons believe in the power of prayer more than we do, because they see the results of our prayers and of course they do not want souls to be saved. The demons were attacking me, because they were desperately trying to stop me from fulfilling my calling, which I refuse to give up, because I knew I was making a difference by doing the will of God. My very first experience of being attack by a demon was so fierce that I knew intuitively that the name of Jesus was too long. I knew I could only use a word with one syllable in it. God really comes to our aid when we turn to Him with such urgency and knowledge that He is the only one that can help us. The perfect word came to me which was God’s doing and I called out to God in my mind ‘God, God ,God.” Very quickly and I mustered up all my faith and gave it to Him.

The demon was a very powerful one and to my complete surprise it vanished that fast, I believe it went as quickly as a blink of an eye. I was fighting with all my strength with a demon that was no longer there. After a little while it dawned on me that it was not there, because it went so quickly, I could not believe it had gone, so I went looking for it. I looked under my bed, it was not there, as I was going to open my wardrobe a thought came to me, I know it was God talking to me, He said ‘and once you have found the demon do you want another fight on your hands?’ Then I realised what I was doing and I said ‘no, if it is in the closet it can stay there.’

Helping Somebody to Fight their Demon

All this is leading up to another experience I had that might help somebody. I do not want to enclose the person it involves. This person just received the gift of prophesy and some other gifts. So she was new at it. She was conned by a demon thinking it was a good spirit, so she let it in, then found quickly it was a very powerful demon. Things happen when you least expect it. I was in the next room, and in she walks, you do not need somebody to tell you if a person is possessed by a demon or not. Their eyes speaks for itself. She told me that God said for her to come to me. And then I said to God ‘I do not know the first thing about helping somebody to be delivered from a demon.’  All I could think to do was to grab my rosary beads and then told her we will go to the next room where another Christian women was sleeping, as we walked in she had one look at her and knew she was possessed by a demon too. She picked up her rosary beads and we started to say the rosary over her.

Rosary is a Powerful Prayer

Half way through the rosary we looked at her and her eyes were calm again, we still knew the demon was there, but the young women was calm. She was a Protestant and she said that while we were saying the rosary she felt that it was very important that Mary was to be blessed. Now she said it not me. Then I had to give her some knowledge on how to help her to deliver herself from that demon. I only had that one demon attack that I mention at that time, so I had very little knowledge, but I had to give her what knowledge I had, because she did not have any knowledge at all.

I said to her ‘you will have to find out where your faith is strongest,’ I knew how she felt, she gave me a look as to say where am I going to find that out. And then I said to her ‘believe me you will find it.’ I gave her some suggestions. I said some people, the crown of thorns will be where their faith is strongest, with others it will be the blood of Jesus or maybe it is holy water, whatever it is put your whole faith into it and give it to God. She intuitively knew she had to face her room by herself and face the demon within her. She knew if she was too afraid to do that the demon will give her no peace at all whether she went.

Faith moves Mountains

Now her faith worked this way she said to the demon over and over again that you are only a little soldier Jesus is a big soldier. She told us later that the demon that was in her got angrier and angrier, but at the same time he got weaker and weaker and then eventually left. Some Christians wrongly believe that Christians cannot be possessed by demons if we are born again Christians. It is our spirit that cannot be possessed by demons, if you are a born again Christian. Our will, our emotions and our flesh can. People do not have to be a bad person to be troubled by demons. All you need to do to be possessed is to be deceived by demons. They are sneaky and clever and can easily do this if you do not know how to defend yourself in the name of Jesus. Or you live contrary to what Jesus has taught us and we all have been guilty of that. I have recently read some books on deliverance just in case something similar happens to me again.

Results of Curses

I believe a great many sickness are caused through demons, people often pray for healing and in some cases it does not happen, because you may have to have a demon removed first. I am now going through a slow process of self- deliverance now. As my faith grows stronger demons and evil spirits are leaving. Tragedies and long term grief can open you up to demons as well. So it is not necessary always our fault. There are generational curses and people are cursing you every time they think ill of you and you likewise.  When you are judging one another or even the spoken word like gossiping etc. brings evil onto them.  And remember curses that you have sent out returns to you seven times more. Jesus said ‘you will be judge as you judge others.’ Love is the only way around it. Love heals and God is a God who heals.