My Journal Entry June 15, 2015

I decided to post this entry in hopes that it may speak Life to you…be blessed as you read it.

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June 15, 2015 (Journal Entry)

(note the date “1” Unity; “5” Grace)

I was awakened early this morning by the Lord who spoke, “do not unite with interference”. As always I try to record what the Lord says, they are nuggets of gold, a treasure that I cannot create or imitate. I meditated upon the word of the Lord and said, “where have I united with interference? What interference?” The Lord began to show me many of the tactics of the enemy that he so desperately tries to set us off course. Those interferences are distractions, false teachings, worldly desires, heart issues that draw us away from absolute, Holy Truth.

For me it was seemingly innocuous, like studying research material from every angle, what could be wrong with that? Nothing! Unless it interferes with my time with God or He says not to do it, which is what He said to me; “carefully allow only those things that draw you closer to Me through your gateways. That 10 second video clip on facebook posted by your friend, the teaching that you entertained by listening to it although you knew it was a lie, a deceptive slant on my Truth; the new age angle presented by another prominent, yet deceived minister; participating in meditating on thoughts that were from the enemy of my soul, past failures, experiences or spiritual practices that the Lord had never called me to, or creating laws out of the religious spirits speaking instead of the voice of the Spirit of the Word. We’re no longer under the law of the flesh but we are free in the Spirit”

Hey! That sounds pretty holy, but what do you mean Lord?

“I mean that you are free through My grace that empowers you in weakness; My mercy draws you to Myself and love covers all sins that you don’t recognize yet; My grace empowers you to overcome every battle you face in this life. I’m so patient and kind that I won’t leave you but I’ll lead you into all Truth. Never fear being snatched out of my hands because my hands are omnipresent, you can’t be snatched out, you can only walk out or fall out by uniting with interference.

Interference is the enemy’s plan to seduce, reduce and steal from you what I have prepared for you. You know the enemy came to steal kill and destroy everything that is close to My heart, including you. I, however, have abundant blessings for your life, and joy unspeakable and full of glory for those who choose to cleave to Me and forsake the seduction of interference.

For some they are seduced through technology or media, simply turning it off closes the gateways. Other interferences are birthed from within, from experiences and voices from the past. All interferences keep My child from My perfect will for them.

So now, how to fix it in a jiffy? Focus your thoughts! Repeatedly, I’ve emphasised the power of your mind and focusing on Me for your healing, deliverance and blessing, ‘love the Lord your God with all of your heart’; your heart is the seat of your emotions, from that seat comes every pure word and act or evil one. Think of what you do when you truly love; you obey Me, if you don’t obey Me it simply means that you don’t love me you’ve let some interference come between you and your love for Me.

Oh how I desire you, wholeheartedly, the plans I have for you are for good, not for evil. I’ve prepared a way before you that is full of joy even in the midst of pain and suffering. Pain and suffering are a part of this world but you can go through it in your own sadness and strength, or go through it by My joy and gladness as your weakness becomes My strength. Jesus even went to the cross; more painful than you could possibly imagine as His body was torn multiple times and humiliation became His lot before man as He hung on the cross which was His destiny, yet, for the joy that was set before Him he endured the cross and all that entailed.

Think for just a brief moment, of an interference in your life between you and your relationship with the Lord your God. What is it? Coveting? Drinking? Anger? Gluttony? Selfish spending? Anger? Greed? Ego? Even studying things that I did not call you to study? Or voices from your past that whisper in your ear of your failures and shortcomings; lies, lies, lies! Don’t yield to the lies, I have Truth before you today for you to embrace in its fullness. The Truth will set you free! However if you choose to unite with the interference in any way, you can’t have the intimacy with Me that leads you to your destiny. Is it worth it? What do you want? Please talk with Me and be honest, I already know your heart so you can’t shock me, or hide anything from me. An honest heart I will not despise. I will answer your cry of sincerity; not always the way that you want because My ways are higher than your ways; My thoughts higher than yours. Trust me with your life, every area of your life; family, career, money, health. I made you and I have a plan for you that good for those who are faithful. Today, choose who you will serve, who you will unite with, Me or the interference?”

I Love You Always,

Your Saviour

My request is that you let me be your Lord too.

The Kingdom Weigh. A 12 Week Spiritual Weight Loss  & Life Energizing Program; Health in Spirit, Soul & Body

The Kingdom Weigh: A 12 Lesson Spiritual Weight Loss & Life Energizing Program; Health for Spirit, Soul & Body

NEWLY RELEASED: Workbook with mini lessons. Use as a self-help or with a series of teachings by mamaCD.org  Rev. Cathy Dickson. Contact:  rev.cathy.dickson@outlook.com  if interested.

Each Session includes an optional weigh-in/BMI calculation, homework review. Lesson & Discussion and Homework assignment.

This program is unique from any other out there. Trust me, I’ve read and tried most of them, just like you have. This one is based on Biblical Principles focusing on the Bread of Life not rules and regulations of what, where, when, how or why to eat certain foods.

 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Mt 6:33)

Topics and Home Work

1. Confronting Excuses: “but they all alike began to make excuses…” Luke 14:18-20; Moses said, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent in speech …” “therefore you have no excuse, o man, everyone who judges.. for in passing judgement on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things” Rom 2:1; Ex 4: 10-14; “my people perish for lack of vision” Prov 29:18; “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust” Ps 25:1

HomeWork My Excuses vs What God Says Chart

2. Goal Setting:“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction” (Prov 29:18). HomeWork

    Creating a Vision Board

3. Portion Distortion:

    “Honest weights and balances belong to the Lord; he sets the standards for fairness”. (Prov 16:11). “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight

HomeWork Journal for 7days Record your eating honestly. Within God Given Boundaries?

4. Gardening: Pulling out the Roots of Overindulgence: breaking off generational curses, habits, addictions, fears “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins…”1 John 1:9; “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2; “…Forgive, and you will be forgiven” Luke 6:37

HomeWork Breaking Free of Generational Curses, Habits, Addictions and Fears checklist guide for personal prayer (confession, denouncing sins, re-alignment)

5. The Best Food: physical nutritional and diet plans discussed; pros-cons; Canada’s Food Guide; Bible/Rainbow/Genesis Diet; Vegan, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Paleo comparisons

HomeWork Revelation Scripture or Bible story that the Holy Spirit speaks to you regarding food, eating, Spirit led life etc. (to be shared next week with group) Spiritual Diet- Jesus said, “my food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work” John 4:34

6. Pharoah’s Control vs. Freedom: 10 plagues of Egypt (natural mind)—the 10 thought patterns that keep us in bondage ending with the death of the first born, our Adamic nature (sin/flesh nature) Plagues of Blood, frogs, gnats, flies, against livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, firstborn. Exodus

HomeWork Identifying each plague in your mind (self-talk) that has kept you in bondage until now

7. Our Vision, Purpose & Destiny: thought, emotions, actions, habits, prophetic words, hobbies, education. Identifying your purpose & destiny and discovering the path to fulfillment. “Where there is no prophetic vision, the people cast off restraint” Prov 29:18

HomeWork Emotional Log

8. Law & Order: diet rules (law) or Spirit led (order)=Freedom in Christ; Taking back self-control with Blossoming Fruit “Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death” Rom 8:2

HomeWork Write your Spiritual Mission Statement

9. LOVE-covers a multitude of sins: Ego vs Altruism: learning to love yourself and treat yourself with God’s love, not anger, punishment but joy in the Holy Spirit; “ speaking the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ” Eph 4:15

HomeWork Daily look in your own eyes in the mirror and let the Spirit of the Lord speak through you to you, “I love you…” (add affirmations of who you are in Christ) Journal your reactions

10. Bumps, Road blocks, Stumbling and Pride: Expect opposition, be ready in season and out of season; “stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” 1 Peter 5:8; “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Cor 10:13

HomeWork record the ways of escape that God made this week

11. Co-creators of our Destiny: spirit-soul-body connection; God gives us the desires of our heart (those desires that are placed there by God) Mind/Will/Emotional entrainment to the desires of your heart Ps 37:4; “what I fear most overtakes me. What I dread happens to me” Job 3:25

HomeWork Journal Key Verse; Focus; Feelings; Tips

12. Overcomers! Testimony week, PTL! We’ve been made more than conquerors, overcomers in this life. “They who overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony’ (Rev 12:11)

Word of the Lord for 2015

WORD OF THE LORD FOR 2015 by Rev. Cathy Dickson

Recently, I saw in a vision an AK47 beside me and another Christian. I hear the Lord saying that He is arming His children for battle, not with weapons of flesh, but with spiritual weaponry that is greater than any arsenal. God will shows signs to unbelievers just like He did when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Fire consumed the water and the sacrifice. No one thought it was possible but God told Elijah that He would prove Himself to be God. As the people watched completely amazed, they began to fall on their knees and cry out, “The Lord, he is God!  The Lord, he is the real God!”

So it is in this battle, some people have already interpreted the battle that we face as one to be fought with physical weapons like the various gangs and terrorist organizations. They think they are wiser, stronger and more powerful than God. Their forces will increase but God is raising a great army of people who are hidden in Him; hear His voice and move fearlessly in Love confronting the prophets of Baal. Their simple, rejected weaponry will confound the enemy and cause confusion in his camp while God’s people will see the hand of God prove Him-self undeniably in a miraculous way.

This battle is growing world-wide, increase in attacks from every angle, but the Lord God Almighty will release what appear to be foolish strategies, yet causing great victory for the Kingdom of Heaven. God’s Kingdom will rule, anyone who kills in the physical, thinking that they will gain God’s favor is mistaken. The battle that we fight is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual powers and rulers of darkness in high places…it’s a spiritual battle that requires spiritual intimacy with the Creator, that can only come through the Christ’ Door. Jesus proved while on earth that He is the Christ. Some don’t believe that, yet…but they will, in this season many who are following false christs will discover the True Christ, Jesus Christ, God the Son and Saviour of the World. Many will turn from their allegiance to false belief systems, religions and christs at the cost of everything, family, friends and their very life.

One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of All!

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you fail the test? God, show us if there be a wicked way in us and lead us into all Truth:Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you”. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) (Rom 8:5-8) …”Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Rom 8:19-22)

Don’t get worried about the bizarre and extreme storms in weird places and unknown appearances in the galaxy or discoveries in the deep, it’s all a part of the birth pangs coming upon this earth. Like Baal (the weather god), Elijah is rising up with a prophetic voice to calm the storms of life in the natural weather and in the spiritual climate around us. Like a woman in labor (without medication), she may feel like it’s so severe that she’ll die, so it is at this time for all of creation is in labor, preparing for the birth of our King, not as a baby in a manger this time, but as King and Lord of All! This is the spiritual travailing for the birthing of the new heaven and new earth as promised. Intercessors will live on alert. They will see people and circumstances in their spirit to intercede for and will be available at any hour and any place. God will unify intercessory teams, without unity there’s a battle in the prayer itself and the miracle will be hindered. I’m speaking of God ordained–Spirit connected intercessory teams that walk in faith, they will see the results but not boast in the results, or even share with others outside of God’s leading, they will ponder in their hearts and marvel at the goodness of God’s faithfulness in what God has done and give all the glory to Him.

This is an Appointed Time! Don’t think Terrorists rule, or cyber hackers, or any work of darkness. The wheat and the tares will grow together, even in the church, synagogue, mosque, long-house, temple or outside of such religious organizations. God Rules!  There will be great pain and confusion on the earth. Even the greatest scientists from every domain will be confounded by some new discoveries and attempt to find causal relationships; without spiritual insight their answers will be limited. All of these discoveries serve an eternal purpose and all of them are a symptom of the birth pangs of our earth.

These birth pangs will come upon this earth in an ever increasing frequency and intensity.

In 2015 news reporters will have no shortage of stories to tell in, doctors no shortage of unknown disorders and unknown treatments, some on a large scale. Scientists may attribute these changes to global warming or a polar shift, alien invasion or blame it on various governments around the world; that is only a symptom, not a causal factor. The root of the cause of all of these bizarre phenomena is the earth who is in labor for the Second coming of the King, Jesus Christ. The earth in is crying out just as God’s people are crying out, come Lord Jesus Come! In this desperate time, there will be a heart cry from people around the globe out of every faith system for the Truth, the Whole Truth and nothing but the Truth so help them God. There is only one Truth, one Way to Life Eternal. If they call out to God in sincerity of heart and lay aside every-thing that they have ever or are being taught the God of the Universe, Lord of All will reveal His truth to their heart. Sincerely admit to God that they have sinned, broken what they inherently know is right and followed a deceptive path away from God not towards God.  There is a move, a great awakening even in the darkest places. Spirits are coming alive to the knowledge and experience of genuine Love, the greatest expression ever of genuine Love was the sacrifice of Love years ago on a cross by Jesus, God the Son, the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all men who acknowledge His Lordship and follow His Ways.

Don’t listen to me, don’t listen to your friends, don’t listen to anyone except get away and ask God Himself, He will meet with you, He will give you an abundant, joyful life with promise for eternal life with Him if you are willing to commit your life to Jesus Christ.  Jesus Loves You!  Blessings to you in 2015!!!

The Voice of Many Waters

Nov 9, 2014

As I drove to church early this morning, I met the Lord in my vehicle in a holy place within myself. He spoke of the vision He gave me, my purpose, my destiny and so much more. The minister this morning confirmed much of what God was speaking to me in that Holy place within. I also had a confirmatory dream last night, and at dinner a couple of nights ago with a dear friend who confirmed a significant piece of what the Lord has been speaking about. We had gone to Swiss Chalet for the Festive special a couple of days ago, as we were talking, I apologized for speaking so much, she said, “no, it’s okay, you have a voice” Suddenly, I remembered what many have said in the past; what I’ve experienced is that I allowed a voice louder than my own to speak when I had so much within me to speak. By nature I have a quiet voice, and a quiet spirit, so when anyone who liked to talk was around me, I would let them. That’s courteous, but in the midst of permitting others to speak I neglected to put voice to what God wanted to speak through me. I permitted my mouth to be silenced.

Today, the Lord spoke to me regarding the “voice of many waters”. When the Bible speaks of the Voice of many waters it speaks of Jesus’ voice. As Jesus voice is permitted to speak through you and me, our voices merge into a unified sound like thunder; a great noise of many waters, like Niagara Falls but far more intense, far more magnificent and majestic. It’s the voice of the Lord declaring victory over every work of the enemy; a voice that calls forth the hosts of heaven, a unified voice of Love that shatters every plan of the enemy. The Bible refers to the Voice of many waters in several locations. Eze 43:2 speaks of the glory of God filling the temple; as we speak the Lord’s words, our hearts are filled, and as our hearts are filled the words we speak radiate the glory of God. Rev 1:15, His voice thundered– Rev 14:2 “And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps. And they sang a new song…” The harpers are the worshipers, you and me, joined in worship to the Lamb of God. The sound of the harp resonates all the notes of heaven here on earth. Our voices are those notes, our voices hold the power to touch heaven and change earth. Our voices are one of the greatest gifts that God has given each one of us to use in this hour of power.

We pray in the Lord’s prayer “let your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” Rev. 14 refers to the heavenly realm, with a future connotation, but today, this day that God has made is a day to manifest His glory through our voice as a sound of many waters. Scripture goes on to talk about the loud thunder; thunder is noise that breaks through any atmosphere, just as we break through any atmosphere no matter how dark or desperate with the sound of our voice, be it praise & worship, prophecy—edification, exhortation or comfort, or a kind word to anyone you meet. Individually and collectively we are the voice of the many waters upon this earth. Let’s speak, don’t let a louder voice than your own silence the Spirit of God’s voice within you! You have a voice!!!

The Word of the Lord for the Church 2014…”Purity and Perfection in the Hands of God’s Grace

Image                    The Word of the Lord for 2014 (Hebrew year 5775) Pastor Cathy, mamaCD.org

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I felt the Lord said to use the Hebrew year as the prophetic timing of what He is doing in His Church (we Christians, followers of Jesus, are the Church).  Notice how the 5s cup the 7s.  The number 5 represents God’s grace, unfortunately many churches, ministers and believers have swung the pendulum on God’s grace way off the plumb-line, people do what they feel is right in their own eyes, thinking that it doesn’t really matter, God’s grace covers up for our shortcomings they say, when really they mean, their sin that they love, their idol, they want to hang on to it, cause God isn’t really looking at it. 

Romans 6:1-4 calls us to be dead to sin and alive to God. “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”

We are firmly held in God’s hands of Grace, but don’t let His Grace become a licence for sin, that’s like slapping God in the face, how dare we do that. We need a heart rooted in the fear of the Lord to bring wisdom to our walk with the Lord. That fear is a reverend awe of His love, power to save, heal forgive and judge. Don’t get off balance and only look at the blessings, for indeed there is cursing for disobedience which we are not exempt from if we choose to disobey Him. You may not experience a curse right away, so you think God approves, another one of the Devil’s lies, sin has a way of catching up with you, maybe not today or tomorrow, but it will in time and it will bring a curse with it. Don’t get off balance. The truth is that the purpose of God’s Grace is to empower us to live a life without sin. If it were not so, then Jesus wouldn’t have said to the Samaritan woman at the well, “go and sin no more”. Jesus is our advocate in 1 John 2:1  “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And IF anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”. The Bible clearly says, “IF” you sin, not WHEN you sin. We need to get rid of our excuses today, you don’t sin because of your mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, neighbour, or whoever else made you place blame on saying they made you feel this way (angry, depressed, rejected) or they made you…NO ONE can make you anything, that is totally the flesh, projecting our sin on someone else is just yielding to a lie, we need to yield to the Spirit in every one of those irritating situations, bless your enemy, curse not, that is all a part of walking in the Spirit. 

It’s never about what you do for Him that matters, it is always about who you ARE in Him. You can do a lot of good things that are not God things, the only thing that really matters is your heart yielded to Him.

Gal. 5 teaches us about Living in the Spirit, that is what God is calling us to do in this year, to a greater level then every before. It is an outright lie of the enemy that we must yield to the flesh. The Word of God says, “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit”. It is us that must put to death the deeds of our flesh, it was already done at Calvary; we simply need to walk it out. The bars of our prison have been removed, just walk out by focusing on Jesus, it is true you can walk free from every weight, every bondage to self, sin, or Satan.

That is the message of Grace and this year we are held in His hands of Grace with an emphasis on completion.  The complete work of the cross must be manifest in our life this year, and that comes through continual obedience, a 24/7 whole hearted obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.  Get rid of the other lords in your life now, before it’s too late. It’s time for purity. He is calling us to purity of heart.  I always wondered about that; my name, Cathy means pure in heart, I’ve always wanted that purity but I’ve always fallen short.  Romans 3 talks about all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, that is exactly why Jesus came to pay the price of our sin so that we can by faith, which takes obedience to His Spirit live without sin. It is our faith with obedience that justifies us, not faith alone, for even the devil believes and trembles for he knows his certain judgement. We don’t have that judgement IF we abide in Him, if we walk in the Spirit and not in the Flesh. You may not agree, and if you don’t then I hope the best for you, but just reason with me for a moment, if what I say is true, would it not be best to obey, even if judgement were not the issue, freedom from sin certainly would be a benefit, and you couldn’t go wrong with siding with God’s Spirit. Just a thought!

 Last year as I sat on a rock by the lake with the Lord in my early morning devotion, I received a powerful revelation from the Lord of His Love and how it’s that love that holds everything together. Recently I had another powerful God encounter and understood, really understood His Glory. So magnificent, so great, that man could never attain, but we don’t need to, we already have been given it by Jesus, we can walk in His glory, but not with sin in our hearts. You might be saved, so as by fire 1Cor.  3:15 refers to our works being great, maybe even miracles performed, maybe many people saved or delivered, or healed through our ministry, maybe great wealth, it could even be that thousands or millions look at you and think you are so godly, yet you know that deep in your heart there is a seed of sin, a desire that you want, or sneak, just a little.  I can assure you that God is not impressed, He is not pleased, and in the end of the story, you may still make it into heaven, but that’s all, the works will be burnt off. Beware of those little seeds in your heart, for given the conditions to grow they will take root, corrupt your soul and eventually strangle your spirit-man.

Today is the day of salvation, that’s the fullness of salvation, that’s the joy of obedience, that’s the walk with God that takes your daily life continually into a new dimension, a new dimension that radiates His Glory to those around you.  That is what I long for, that is what I press towards, that is why I listen and obey God’s Spirit.  I want to live out my name, “pure in heart”, for in the purity of heart is the Glory of God. “The pure in heart will see God” Mt. 5:8. Can you just picture yourself, like Peter, walking down the street and people bringing their sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits out so that you’re shadow would even bring healing to them. Just like the Glory cloud that led the children of Israel by day or the pillar of fire by night, we are to be vessels of His Glory, not so that we look good to others, perhaps no one will ever notice us, which is a good thing, if they don’t that protects us from pride, yet we can manifest His presence everywhere we go and He who is the Righteous One will reward us in ways that no one else will understand. 

One of the greatest treasures that we can be given on this earth is to ponder within our hearts secrets that the Lord has shown us, sometimes he whispers His love to us and asks us to just ponder that in our hearts, like Mary the mother of Jesus who knew she was carrying the saviour of the world and yet she kept that to herself.  What an honor to be entrusted by God to keep something within our hearts and minds that He has shared with us alone, we don’t need to blab everything, only what God says to speak when He says to speak it. It’s out of the abundance of our hearts that our mouth speaks, not those secrets that He’s entrusted with us for a purpose, but the Life, Love and humility within us that will bring healing and deliverance to others and bring Glory to God. We were made to bring Him Glory in every thought, every emotion, every behaviour, every habit and in our character. As you’ve noticed that is how character is formed, from our thoughts which lead to our emotions, which lead to our behaviours, then those behaviours become our habits and our habits our character.  It’s time to put on the mind of Christ by renewing our mind by the washing of the water of the Word.  We will become what we think about, set your mind above not on the things of this earth. The Bible talks a lot about our thought life what we should and shouldn’t think about because what we think about will enter our hearts and either corrupt it, or purify it.

If you truly want to win the lost to the Lord, then live a life that is genuine, pure, holy and set apart for God alone. Like the famous quote, often attributed to St. Francis of Assissi “Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words”. Although the Bible clearly says that we should use words and compel them come, but let the abundance of the heart speak, let those words flow out of a heart that is pure, set apart for Him and so overflowing with His love that there is nothing else that could possibly come out of your mouth. James 3:10, Don’t let both blessing and cursing come out of the same mouth. The intention of this verse is to direct us to have a pure heart so that there is only Life coming out because that is what is inside. This year is a year of purity of heart, of sanctification, dying to our old ways and filling up with God’s Glory.  Let our Lights shine with plenty of oil in our lamps.

 Ephesians 4: 17-32 clearly explains how we are to walk in purity of heart as Christians so that we can manifest His Glory. “So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

The year 5775 has an emphasis on the number 7. When you see a number or word repeated it is simply an emphasis of the meaning of it. Let’s look at the number 7. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Gen. 2:2

The number 7 has symbolized completion throughout the Bible from the Genesis to Revelation. 

In Revelation when the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished. The word translated as finished is the Greek teléo, which generally means to bring to a close, to complete, to end, to fulfill. This word appears again in Revelation 15:1 which states the reason for seven angels with seven plagues: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; because in them is filled up (teléo) the wrath of God”.

This verse displays a double emphasis on temporal consummation; the word translated as last is eschatos, from there we get the word eschatology, the study of the end times. The year 5775 has a double emphasis on this world coming to an end cradled in God’s Grace. With that comes many mysteries of God, through signs in heaven, and plagues on earth. Don’t misinterpret me, I did not say that the world is ending this year, I simply said that we are heading towards completion and that this year is in God’s hands of grace.

We will see many signs in the heavens and earth, simply birth pangs for the coming of the Lord is soon and there will be a new heaven and new earth one day, there is just a greater intensity in birth pangs that we will see throughout the earth. Luke 21: 11 “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. “It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. “So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. “But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, and you will be hated by all because of My name. “Yet not a hair of your head will perish. “By your endurance you will gain your lives. 25.There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” 

It goes on to say to not be weighted down with the things of this world, but to remain in prayer, that’s just talking with God, listening and obeying 24/7, simply walking with Him. All this we must do because very soon, Jesus is coming back for His church and we must be a bride who is ready, one without spot or wrinkle, that means no sin, not on the outside, the wrinkle, or a spot in our hearts. Today is the day to recommit, to re-ignite the flame and passion for our Lord Jesus Christ. Today is the day of salvation, the saving of the soul (mind, will, emotions) from sin (separation from God) and the consequences of sin so that we can walk free from every form of sin here and now and be the Life and Light of Jesus to those around us…if necessary use words.

Do not be afraid of what you may go through, material goods may be lost, even bodily affliction, but no one can steal the Life and Light within you, it is a gift and it is eternal.  Let your purity of heart shine Light as Jesus did, even while on the cross (the cross that you must bear), even to the point of death…let your Light Shine!

The Number 7 is the numerical symbol of Fullness, Completion, and Perfection. God is bringing His people into fullness of His Spirit completing the good and perfect work in our hearts in this hour. He is maturing His bride to bring her into her fullness, maturity, ready to meet her groom in the final hour and then we will forever be with Him.

When we walk in the fear of the Lord we keep that emphasis on the number 7 which is the symbol of fullness, completion and perfection. There is a coming judgement, and in the fear of the Lord we walk in purity of heart before Him demonstrating our faith in God, through His love, His power, and His Glory.

What the Lord is saying for this year is to examine our hearts before Him, let Him shine His Light, the Light of His Word in the areas that we’ve covered with our perception of His grace which was our excuse to hold on to our secret sins and idols. This is a year that He is calling His church to perfection…in Him. Where we get confused is that we think that we do it, we perfect ourselves…we don’t. Perfection is already done, by Jesus on the cross. He already bought our freedom, we simply need to know it and walk in it. We don’t need to yield to our anger, depression, self-centredness, addiction, overindulgence or whatever God shines His Light on in your heart anymore…we have already been set free from it. We simply need to walk in it, and make His choices repeatedly, the more we do the sooner our flesh will no longer be a battle. What you got away with last year, you can’t get away with this year. The Lord is talking to those who make excuses for and who forgive their own sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5:19-21). He is calling us to be sold out, radical, all in Christians, no longer yielding to the flesh but with every irritant in this life, like when you get cut off in traffic, your spouse says something you don’t like, your neighbor let their dog dodo on your lawn, the neighbour plays loud music at all hours, the mobile phone company made another error on your bill, boss didn’t do what you thought he should, you were falsely accused, rejected by someone you love etc. Regardless of the irritant, we are responsible for our reaction, for our thoughts, emotions, own behaviour, habits, our own character and our own destiny.  This year God is calling us to react every time in the Spirit not in the Flesh. Everytime that we make a Spirit response (Gal 5:22-23) we reinforce God’s rule and grow fruit in our life, everytime we respond in the flesh we reinforce our soulish rule to our own destruction.

The number 7s represent completion. This year is the year to say, “enough” enough flesh, enough soul control. It’s time to yield to Spirit control, everytime, as we do the Spirit of the Lord can give us more responsibility, more power, more of Him because He can trust us in the little decisions daily, to walk in the Spirit.  We must let go of our anger, our unforgiveness, our bitterness, our idols, our over indulgences. Let go of the things that you love and embrace the things that God loves, obey Him in every detail every day and you will be transformed by His grace.  Truly that is why the 5s are cupped, they are the Lord’s hands holding you, providing that you choose to remain in His grace, if you decide to wander outside of that cup, you expose yourself to the enemy and God will allow it for your perfection because He loves you. He wants you to want Him, to stay in his hands of Grace but He won’t force you. This is the year of completion, the year of ending soulish rule, the year of Spirit surrender.  Let God hold you in His grace, through obedience to His Spirit repeatedly. 

Like a child, it gets easier to walk with practice, in fact after a while you don’t have to think about it, it becomes natural, after a while you can push yourself more and more until you are able to run a marathon.  We are indeed in a great race, one with an eternal prize, run your race well.  The finish line is approaching, we are approaching the completion of the race there is no time to return to the elementary things of the Spirit. Hebrews 5:8-14 “Jesus learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation, being designated by God as a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” 

The darkness will get darker, you may face situations that you wish you didn’t have to go through but in the midst of it, make a make a Spirit choice, not a flesh choice.  This year is a year where all around us we will see signs of God moving as we walk in obedience to Him He will shine His Light through us and give us endless opportunities to be Light, one that those in darkness will want to follow. The Light of God shining through us will be Light of Love, Peace, Joy and bring Hope to the Lost. 

When I was a child we sang a song, one sang amongst many cultures with many variants, this is the version that I learned, “This little Light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…This little Light of mine, I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine…Don’t let Satan blow it out, I’m going to let it shine. Don’t let Satan blow it out, I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Hide it under a bush, oh NO! I’m going to let it shine. Hide it under a bush, oh NO! I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. Shine all over Canada
( Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, America, Europe etc.)I’m going to let it shine…
Shine until Jesus comes, I’m going to let it shine…” 

Let the Light of God be shed abroad in your hearts. Let God put His spotlight on those areas of your life that do not bring Him glory. Die to your flesh, don’t obey it any more, obey Him every time and you will see Him do great and wondrous things that you never thought possible, you will truly be that Light to the World and do greater works than Jesus, collectively as we as Christians stop obeying our soulish realm (mind, will, emotions) and yield every irritant, every decision to the Spirit of God. This is the day for truly implementing, WWJD in your everyday life. Jesus only did what He saw the Father do or heard the Father say…that’s what we need to do, total obedience to the Father as we walk Him, His Holy Spirit leads us and directs our steps.  

Footnote: For those who are scholars and writers, the use of the referential switch is not by error but everything above is applicable to both you and me, we are truly one body and if one is affected by sin, we are all affected. Please remember to pray for our brothers and sisters everywhere that they will be strong in the Lord even in the midst of temptations, and trials. Blessings! Pastor Cathy

Why is the Charismatic movement thriving in Africa?

As I labored for the Lord in Africa, I observed a phenomena that I could not understand, which is why many people kept running to the “man of God” rather than to God himself for all sorts of spiritual ails and spiritual guidance. Don’t get me wrong, men/women of God have a place, but they are not God, nor the source of blessing. God can meet you right where you are and knows you better than any person, He is our source of blessing. Too many who come in as men/women of God have ministered more for their own selfish gain than for Kingdom purposes. Truthful teaching needs to permeate the African culture, that is where deliverance will come from. It is the truth that sets us free and it is my heart’s desire to see my beloved Africa set free!

This article explained much of what I perceived so much more clearly than I could have.

Why is the Charismatic Movement Thriving in Africa?

Many explanations have been given for the explosion of the Charismatic movement in Africa. Many have seen this as a powerful visitation of the Holy Spirit. Whereas there is probably more than one reason, I want to add my own observation to this for what it is worth. In this blog post, I do not refer to the old conservative form of Pentecostalism once represented by the Assemblies of God churches. I have in mind the current extreme form that is mushrooming literally under every shrub and tree in Africa. How can one explain this phenomenon?

I think that one reason why the Charismatic movement in Africa has been like a wild bushfire is because it has not challenged the African religious worldview but has instead adopted it. It has simply baptised it with Bible verses and Christian words that previously meant something totally different.

The African Spiritual Worldview

Let me explain what I mean. The African spiritual worldview consists of four tiers.

1. God

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2. Angels and demons

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3. Ancestral spirits

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4. Human beings

It is because of this reality that Africans do not question the existence of God, as is the case with many people in the Western world. To an African, God is there. He is the Creator and ultimate Governor and Benefactor of the whole universe.

Rather, in our spiritual worldview, although God is there he is very far away. Between him and us as human beings lie two layers in the spirit world. One is that of angels and demons (i.e. bad angels) and the other—which is even closer to us—is that of the spirits of the departed.

So, although God is a benevolent, loving, and caring Being, unless the beings that dwell in these two layers that lie between him and us are appeased, his blessings cannot reach us. It is, therefore, important to appease the ancestral spirits and defeat the demons. Only after that will God’s blessings come upon us.

This is where in African traditional religions witchdoctors come in. They are the people with the mysterious power to break through these two layers. They tell us what we must do in order to appease the spirits of our forefathers. They also engage the demons for us through their midnight trances, dances, and incense.

So, a person who is beset with perennial illnesses, failing to get a job, failing to find a spouse or to have children, whose business is failing to thrive, etc., simply goes to the witchdoctor who alone has the key to look into the spirit world. He is told that it is either a deceased person or an evil spirit who is frustrating him.

Sometimes the enemy is a person who is alive. However, the reason why this living individual seems to have a mysterious hold over your life is because he has plugged into those two layers (of either dead ancestors or evil spirits) and you have not. With the help of a powerful witchdoctor you can outsmart him in those two layers, and the blessings of God can once again begin to flow into your life.

Whichever way, the power of the witchdoctor is not in explaining truth but in mindless frenzy. His grip upon the popular mind is his eerie mysteriousness and his capacity to knock you out of your senses and then pronounce you delivered. Of course, this is never done by benevolence. You pay for his services.

The Charismatic Movement’s Rendition

I do not mean to be unkind, but what the modern Charismatic movement in Africa has done is to simply take this entire erroneous superstructure of African religious worldview and baptise it with wrongly applied Bible verses and Christian language. The only difference is that the layer of dead ancestors and evil spirits is now one hotchpotch of confusion. This is why the nonsense of demons becoming spirit husbands and wives, and wrecking havoc in marriages, is taken for granted! This is also why the heresy of generation curses has become so popular. In our minds, bad luck can be passed on from that layer of dead ancestors.

In the African Charismatic circles, the “man of God” has replaced the witchdoctor. He is the one who oozes with mysterious power that enables him to break through those two impregnable layers, which us lesser mortals cannot penetrate. So, when blessings are not flowing our way despite our prayers, we make a beeline to his quarters or his church for help. This explains the throngs in these circles. The crowds are not looking for someone to explain to them the way to find pardon with God. No! They want the “man of God” to pray for them.

This also explains the stranglehold that “men of God” have on the minds of their devotees in these circles. In the Evangelicalism of a former generation “men of God” were primarily preachers of the word of God, but in the new setup they are primarily priests who enter the inner sanctuaries to bring down blessings to us.

This also explains why the answer to almost any problem that you take to these “men of God” is “deliverance” and “breakthrough”. God wants to bless you, but you need to break through these impregnable layers before those blessings can reach you. The prayers of the “man of God” will bring deliverance because at the overnight prayer meeting or on the hill he will bring about a breakthrough. Who can doubt that these two phrases have become the key words of this movement?

This also explains why prayer in the modern Charismatic movement in Africa is literally a fight. In fact, the people praying are called “prayer warriors”. Although they begin by addressing God, within the first few seconds they divert from God and begin to fight the spirits in these impregnable layers with their bare knuckles. The language is almost always, “We bind every unclean spirit in Jesus’ name! We loose the Spirit that breaks the yoke in Jesus’ name!”

The “prayer warriors” scream at the top of their voices and chant the name of Jesus. They sweat as they put up a gallant fight with these spirits, straining every muscle of their beings until they prevail (so they think). That is when they reach through to God and his blessings begin to flow. This is nothing more than the African traditional religious worldview sprinkled with a thin layer of Christianity.

Notice also how teaching is not the strength of the modern Charismatic movement in Africa. Its chief proponents survive on a few, well-worn, tortured verses: “By his stripes we are healed,” “We are not the tail but the head,” etc. There is absolutely no effort to properly exegete Scripture. Rather, by chanting phrases and making people drop under some trance, in witchdoctor fashion, they are holding sway over the popular mind. The people love it and are paying for it! The “men of God” are becoming stinking rich as the crowds just keep on coming.

This is not Christianity

What worries me is that this is so obvious that I am wondering why we are not seeing this. Or if we are, why we are not warning Christians against this. For the love of crowds, we have allowed African traditional religion to enter the church through the back door. Like the Arabian camel, it has since kicked out the truth. This is why I am not excited by the multiplication of churches—or ministries—under this banner.

We need to sound the warning that this is not Christianity. I know that this approach is filling our church buildings and classrooms to overflowing, until we have to multiply church services in order to accommodate the crowds. But this is not Christianity. It does not lead to heaven. It is a thin coating over the religion that has been on African soil for time immemorial, which Christianity was meant to replace. We have lost the Christian faith while we are holding the Bible in our hands and using some of its words. This is really sad.

The religion of the Bible does not teach a God who is so far away from us that unless some powerful humans come in and give us a breakthrough he cannot bless us. No! The Bible teaches a God who is near us. The only barrier between God and us is our sin, and Jesus has dealt with that by his death on the cross.

When we pray, we are in the throne room of divine grace talking directly to God. We do not need to address demons and ancestral spirits before we break through to him. We do not need to chant and jump around like witchdoctors around their fire under the midnight moonlight. God is our heavenly Father. Only our sin can hinder our prayers.

Listen! Angels and demons exist, but they are not an impregnable spiritual strata that needs someone reeking with anointing to breakthrough their layer before we can access God’s blessing. They are simply beings that either carry out God’s commands or the devil’s commands. They are not between God and us!

Finally, we do not need “men of God” to lay hands on us every Sunday (or at Friday overnight prayer meetings, or on hills in the outskirts of our cities) in order for us to know God’s blessings. There is only one Mediator between God and us—it is the man, Christ Jesus. All others are imposters and must be rejected with the contempt they deserve.

[Included afterwards: Many individuals and organisations that run websites and blogs have asked me for permission to repost this article. Permission is granted, as long as due acknowledgement is made of the author and original blog post. Thank you for your interest in getting the word out!]

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May you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers…

Rev. Cathy Dickson, Health Minister

Rev. Cathy Dickson (aka MamaCD) is concerned about the epidemic of poor nutrition and poor health in the church, not only in body but in soul (mind, will, emotions) and in spirit. Man, made in the image of God is also a triune being, yet that aspect is largely ignored by the church.  Some speak on spiritual matters, some focus on the soul of man and others focus on the body.  Yet the truth is they must work together like a finely tuned instrument to bring glory to God and that each vessel can fulfil their destiny.

  MamaCD has lost over 100lbs, but discovered that an underlying craving for food would frequently arise, especially when stressed.  Oh how I sought the Lord with all my heart because I didn’t want to gain back the weight.  The Lord in His faithfulness showed me the answer to my battle.  It’s that answer that I want to share with you, so that you no longer need to succumb to your stronghold.  Realizing that our thoughts ultimately affect our physical body, the answer to weight loss is in the mind, and the answer to the mind is submission to the Holy Spirit continually.  My thoughts were often on food, keeping track of what I ate, did I balance right, do this or that right…right by whom…man’s laws, for the law kills.  God wants us to be free in Him, free to eat and enjoy.  He gave all things, for our enjoyment, within His boundaries.  That is the key, the “ah, ha” moment.  the boundaries regarding eating are to eat between being hungry and being satisfied and at no other time.  Simple as pie😉

What we believe will affect our spirit, soul (mind, will, emotions) and our body.

The heart programs every cell in our body, so when our heart is not right, then it affects our health.  That’s why you can see people who come to a point in their life, where they say to themselves, this is great, I love where I am at, then shortly after everything collapses, their health, their career, their marriage or relationships.  The reason is that they didn’t believe that they deserved what they got, so the cells in their body respond, their mind, thoughts, emotions, and all of the physical body can will try to bring you back to the place that you deserve.  Sometimes as far as ill health, obesity, or even dying because in our heart that is what we feel that we deserve. We’ve failed because we believe we deserve failure.  It’s all in the mind, unbelief and lack of love.  Don’t be deceived by the outside, many people walk around appearing like they have it all together, that they have a high self-esteem, yet inwardly they are afraid, insecure and self-destructive, they don’t love themselves, how can they?  They don’t love God, for God is LOVE and if they Love God they will deny themselves and walk in LOVE, by faith in obedience to the Lord.  Many people think they are in total control, yet the real issue is that is the problem, they are on the throne of their life instead of the Lord having control.  Many say they love, yet in their heart there are people who they don’t even want to talk to, the church has many who if the truth be known, have committed murder (unforgiveness in the form of hatred for another).  Don’t expect anything from the Lord, you won’t get anything but conviction, through His kindness in an effort to lead you to repentance.

Miracles are not for the deserving, but for the believing and if you believe, and love Him who is LOVE you will obey Him! Deep within every person is a longing for the miraculous. When we slow down enough to listen to the intuitive voice that speaks from within, we know miracles should be experienced with the greatest of ease. Yet, the hope for the miraculous is clouded by the many voices that make miracles seem difficult or even unattainable. The promise of miracles has been so complicated by religious legalism, mystical ritualism and perfectionist idealism that they have been pushed beyond the horizon of hope. But today, your miracle will return, you too can lose your stronghold forever. Your stronghold is your idol that you have been focusing on.  It may be food or something else, but whatever it is, it is not in its rightful place, under your feet, not your in your heart like so often where you find it.

The only thing that we are responsible for is to believe, and because we know that He wants to pour out blessings upon blessings on those who are His.  You’ll know if you are His if you obey Him, if you say you love Him but you don’t obey Him you are a liar and the truth has no part in us. If we love Him, we will obey Him and He will bless us abundantly above all that we ask or think…Miracles will flow like living water continually through us, just watch an see what God/LOVE will do through a yielded vessel, empty of self and surrendered to the captain of the mighty host of heaven, Jesus Christ.

–Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

–Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

— Timothy 1:5  But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

–Hebrews 10:22  let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

When Jesus spoke in parables, He often took the laws of nature in their most simplistic terms and used those natural laws to open men’s eyes to spiritual realities. Rather than use mystical and complicated theories to understand God, He used the absolutes of nature! Why? Every law of nature and physics reflects a supernatural law. He wants every man to grasp and experience God’s truth.

 Learn simple realities that will give you the power to forever transform your own heart—and your life. Laws of nature and physics are simple scientific alignment with the truth of the Word of God.  They were sent by the Lord to shed light on simple biblical realities.

 

This journey to discovering the power of Love will cause you to fulfil your destiny–if you love Him you will obey Him:  

Our thoughts determine our emotions

Our emotions determine our actions

Our actions determine our habits

Our habits determine our character

Our character determines our destiny.

Choose this day who you will serve!

 Choose to live in belief & obedience and there will be a powerful work take place transforming your life, health, weight, relationships, success, and to grasp the power of your righteousness positive, painless, permanent.The reality of God’s presence is within you. Everything God does, he does in your heart.

People try to change their behaviour, when they stop trying it stops working. We have the ability to transform our lives from within, from our heart through simple denial of our flesh and submission to the will of God, obeying him.  That’s the answer to permanent weight loss, to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, who speaks so clearly within the boundaries of hunger and fullness.  In other words, eat when you are hungry what you are hungry for, eat slowly and prayerfully, then stop when the Holy Spirit who dwells within you says you are satisfied.  Then don’t eat or drink any calories until your next hunger pangs come.  Simple as that, before you know it, you will be set free indeed from the flesh.  Now if food is not your stronghold, the same principles arise, just look to the Lord for your way of escape every time you are tempted, crucify your flesh, do not yield to it any longer, yield only to the Spirit of the Lord.

Jesus didn’t say this is what you have to do, he said, this is what you have to believe (trust and obey), not just trying to make it happen, striving is not the answer, obedience in faith is. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLwHElK29MA “Everlasting..by Hillsong United”

Listen to this song, listen carefully, and God will speak to you about your heart, that will change as you let Him become Lord of you, consuming you in the inside, your heart.  

The connection to the spirit-soul-body: The number one key, is “love” God is love and if we love Him, we will love our body, and we will love others. God forgave far greater than we are ever will have to.  Many people have seen their families destroyed right in front of their eyes, yet from the heart they forgave, so much more has God done for us because of His great love for us, Jesus. I like to read the word of God and replace it with the word LOVE for God is LOVE.  If we genuinely and totally love Him we will OBEY Him and align our spirit with our soul (which is our mind, will, and emotions) and our body, rather, His temple, to Him, and then our body will spring forth readily in health. The biggest obstacle to mind, body health is idols, the biggest idol is a lack of love for our-self, because true love for our-self is only a reflection of our love for God. 

Many say, or look like they love themselves, they may even worship their body, intellect, religious form or some other attribute or gift they have, but that is merely a deceptive trap, mankind is setting themselves up for destruction because of self-hatred that Satan, the counterfeiter disguises as as self-care, self-love, self-fulfillment, self-satisfaction. These are manifested through lust of the eye (covetousness: wanting what we don’t have, houses, lands, clothes, cars, women, anything that God himself has not given us), lust of the flesh (sensual desires: wanting something that satisfies the flesh such as indulgences, including, over eating, angry outbursts, over spending, over talking, addictions of all sorts, control issues and all that is self-indulgence) and the pride of life (wanting to be significant: recognition for anything that you’ve done, or have, it never matters whose name is on it, our master is not man, ours’ is God—don’t ever forget that key) Do ALL things unto the glory of God, not man. WE NEED TO REPENT including turning away from all of that deception and back to God and His will and His boundary and we will find that perfect rest, joy, peace, and complete satisfaction that can only be found in Him then we will have mind, body health.
I spend all the extra time I have seeking God, it’s been my quest for the past few years to discover the secrets of that connection between spirit, soul and body, and God has given me much revelation through this journey to discovery that I am on. It’s amazing, just looking at the neurochemical formations in the belly (spirit) of man, the interactions with the physiological brain function and mental health (soul) and the manifestation in overall physical health (body).

It is my heart’s desire to share the answers with who ever God would lead me to share with.  You too can be set free from the strongholds and sins that so easily beset you.  You too can know Him and His love, be transformed by the power of His love and become Love manifested to the world in power.  God is LOVE and He so loves you, He wants you to want Him and you can show Him that you do by obeying His spirit and surrendering your will, your control to the Holy Spirit.  We must love each other, crucifying our will, our hurts, our pain and taking on His love.  The world will know that we are His if we Love each other.  We have to die to ourselves and become alive to LOVE, for God is LOVE.

Should you wish to have mamaCD speak at your assembly you may contact Rev. Cathy Dickson at mama_cd@hotmail.com  (please put request clearly in the subject line, so it doesn’t accidently wind up in the junk mail)

For the very place you find yourself God will use you if you let Him!

For more info visit, www.mamaCD.org