Greetings to you Beloved,
It is always a joy to write to you and my prayer as always is that God will use this blog to be a blessing to you. I was watching a video on YouTube recently, well let me be honest I watched several of their videos in order to get the full story. But there is this young woman by the name of Beth who had a passion and a desire in her heart to help the less fortunate in her province. Apart from the fact that she is a born again christian and Jesus encourages us to love, her desire was birthed out of the struggles she went through as a young girl growing up. Beth grew up in poverty and life was quite difficult. One of her story that really touched my heart was when she was on a bus going to school and had no fare. The proud at heart will scoff at this and say she should have never been on that bus in the first place. But coming from a similar background I understand what it is like to want an education so bad to the point that you are willing to board a taxi without any money.
Now the interesting thing is that on this particular day the conductor of the bus said no more free ride and she needed to pay. She asked a lady sitting next to her and the lady said no. She looked at another lady and the lady turned her head away. Rejection!! Rejection!!Rejection!! But God always provides a way and an older gentleman in the back gave her some money and she paid her fare out of it and handed the change back to the gentleman promising to pay him back. The gentleman told her that she can pay him back by finishing her studies in school and doing well. Beth made that promise to that gentleman that day, a total stranger who showed her great kindness.
Time passed and Beth was now working at an hospital, one day an older gentleman came in, he wanted to know his bill. As Beth pulled up the information she couldn't by pass the fact that this is the same man who showed her kindness on that bus. Upon retrieving the bill she realized that the man's wife was sick and the bill was very high. Beth gave him a major discount and in shock the man asked why. Beth reminded the gentleman of that day on the bus and the gentleman said wow you are finish with your studies. Thank you.
Later a few people on the job tried to tarnish Beth's reputation. They accused her of stealing three times without even investigating it. Everyone said that she was the likely culprit because she was new on the job and very poor. Beth cried out to God and one day she didn't go to work and a lot of money was stolen that day. Now everyone knew that it wasn't her and the manager finally decided to investigate it and to their surprise it was one of their seasoned employee not Beth.
Beth continued on the job and even became friends with and forgave the people who accused her. She believed that her heart was meant for something bigger, she didn't want to hold a grudge against anyone. Some years later the many broken roads led Beth to a gentleman by the name of Terrence. Terrence had a very sincere heart, he saw something in Beth that he didn't see in other woman. Her struggles and pain had groomed her into something beautiful and true. Terrence asked for her hand in marriage and though they are not rich they have been able to build houses for many homeless and help many get medical care. Not to mention the many children they are a blessing to. The Power of Love and Unity has made a tremendous difference in their marriage and province.
But let's talk about how God is at work in all this, Beth met people in her life who hurt her bad. Some of the stories I have even refused to mention due to the interest of time. But here is what I want to tell you today beloved you can meet thousands of people without any of them really touching you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed forever. I want to encourage you to trust God, just because you are in a bad place right now that doesn't mean that God is not working on your behalf. Something Big is in store for you Beloved.
Never be afraid to trust your unknown Future to a Known God. He knows all and the best days of your life are ahead. I haven't had my best days as yet but just like Beth I know that they are coming and no poverty, betrayal or lack of opportunity can separate me or you from that.
God did it for Beth, she is living a life of Purpose and He will do it for you.
God go ahead and live like today is your birthday!!
Abba is your Father.
My name is Shaniel Byfield White and I am apart of the Leadership Team of Up From The Dust to A Life Of Purpose. And this is my story of God's Miraculous Power.
It was late December of 2016 when I had my very first miscarriage. It was an early one but early didn't make it any less painful. The joy I had when I first took the pregnancy test and found out that I was pregnant was now gone. I can't even begin to describe the amount of pain and isolation that I felt. Though my husband was very supportive I felt as though I was in a world all by myself. I was angry with God and I was angry with myself for losing the very first child that I was having for my beloved husband.
As December passed the following months slowly came and then finally it was April of 2017. My heart had finally begun to heal but the pain was still there. The soar in my heart about my miscarriage still hurt even though the wound was no longer fresh. I was getting accustomed to not being pregnant when suddenly I found myself feeling pregnant all over again. At first, I thought it was stress related but upon taking the advice of my husband, landlord and my sister I decided to do a pregnancy test and bam there I was pregnant again!!!
My husband was excited but I didn't know how to react to this good news, I was traumatized and I asked God, " Why me God? Why me? I don't want this one to end in disappointment again Lord Jesus. I am scared. " None the less despite my pessimism my husband became more and more of an optimistic. His joy and his faith were contagious and soon I started to give God the Glory for the little miracle that was growing inside me.
As the weeks progressed I still had some amount of fear but it wasn't strong enough to stop me from discussing which gender baby I would like to have with my hubby Rayon. I had a daughter before I was married and I so desperately wanted another girl.
The weeks continued to progress and my growing belly was now three months and once more I found myself paralyzed, crippled with fear. The thought of another miscarriage was so strong I felt as though this one wouldn't make it either. One night I cried so hard and fell asleep and it was that very same night I found myself crying out to God in a dream telling Him how scared I was. I told God in the dream that just like Hannah cried out to him for a son, I too was crying out because I needed my Samuel. Please, I begged God in the dream of the night, let this child move early so as to reassure me that I will have my son and it will be well.
That was a dream but what if I told you that in that third month God answered my prayer and I felt my baby moving. It was the most amazing feeling ever. My heart was full and I felt like the happiest girl in the world. From then on it was smooth sailing for me. I went into labor at thirty-eight weeks and six days. I remember saying to God," well my part of the work is done so far, I am now at the hospital now it is your turn to show yourself strong by giving me a good delivery and a healthy baby.
I felt heaven touched earth as I laid there on that hospital bed. God was there and I had my son at 8cm dilated and on January 13 at 3:57 pm weighing 9lbs 4oz. Our son was born and my husband and I named him Zion because we believe that He is truly anointed by God and has a great purpose for his life. Our baby was even born with a tooth and my delivery was only thirty minutes long.
God is awesome and when you pray and ask for a miracle God will come through for you. All you have to do is believe.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37
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I was believing God for a laptop sometime last year , I got frustrated and went ahead to purchase a cheap one ,since God didn't seem to be coming through. When I returned home to Jamaica , a young man who was not a Christian at the time , but would always listen out for my testimonies , asked me if I got the laptop I was believing for . I said "no, I just bought one".
He said with your kind of faith , I didn't expect that from you . I felt so ashamed, I was Boldly declaring that God would provide a laptop without me having to pay for it ,but in the end I lost hope and went against what I was believing for.
I started saying maybe God knew I should have just bought it , since I had some money and it doesn't make sense to wait , but deep down I felt like I gave into pressure and because of lack of faith and refusal to wait.
The laptop only lasted for 8 months , the screen was completely gone and it had no use. However , God sent someone to offer me one, not too long after. She bought the kind of laptop I wanted last year, but couldn't afford it .
I received it today .
Upon receiving ,God started reminding me how I believed in Him last summer for a laptop but I settled for less because I didn't believe in Him enough . He started to remind me that He can do exceedingly , abundantly more than we could ever ask or think, but sometimes we don't have enough faith to wait , so we give in to self help.
Not that self help is wrong , but sometimes God wants to test our faith and use our testimonies to encourage others.
He showed me today He is more than able to provide a laptop I didn't pay a cent for and if I had just waited last year, He would have shown up.
Instead I settled for less and settling for less will always produce 'crappy and inferior results'. I've never had a laptop for less than a year , but this is what lack of faith and buying cheap inferior things produce .
What are you believing God for today ? Does it seem ridiculous to wait ? Are you giving into the pressure ? Do you believe God enough to stick to your confession ? .
Even if it doesn't make sense to wait ,still hold on .
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What is Tithing and Tithe?
It is a tenth of your income. It’s in the Bible, Leviticus 27:30, TLB. “A tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain or fruit, is the Lord’s, and is holy.”
What is tithe used for? In the Old Testament, the tithe was used to support the priests. It’s in the Bible, Numbers 18:20-21, NKJV. “Then the LORD said to Aaron: “You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you have any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel. “Behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work which they perform, the work of the tabernacle of meeting.
Does God need our tithe? No. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 50:10-12, NKJV. “For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness.”
Why should I tithe? Tithing is a way of teaching us that God must be our first priority. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 14:22-23, TLB. “You must tithe all of your crops every year. Bring this tithe to eat before the Lord your God at the place he shall choose as his sanctuary; this applies to your tithes of grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn of your flocks and herds. The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.”
When should I tithe? We are to return the tithe to God first—before we start spending money on other things. It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 3:9, TLB. “Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income.”
Christ endorsed tithing. It’s in the Bible, Matthew 23:23, NKJV. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
How does Paul say the gospel ministry is to be supported? It’s in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 9:13-14, TLB. “Don’t you realize that God told those working in his temple to take for their own needs some of the food brought there as gifts to him? And those who work at the altar of God get a share of the food that is brought by those offering it to the Lord. In the same way the Lord has given orders that those who preach the Gospel should be supported by those who accept it.”
Returning the tithe to God helps us remember that He is the owner of everything. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 24:1, NKJV. “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”
God is the source of all our wealth. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 8:18, NKJV. “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
God says we rob Him if we don’t give tithe and offerings. It’s in the Bible, Malachi 3:8, NKJV. Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘ In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
Do I tithe when in debt? We should pay what we owe to God first, and God will help us take care of our debts. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 50:14-15, NKJV. “Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
What if I can’t afford to pay tithe? God promises to richly bless us if we are faithful in tithes and offerings. It’s in the Bible, Malachi 3:10, NKJV. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.
God owns all the money in the world. It’s in the Bible, Haggai 2:8, NKJV. “‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
God asks us to give voluntary offerings for His work—in addition to the tithe. It’s in the Bible, Psalm 96:8, NKJV. “Give to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts.
We should give to God’s work willingly. It’s in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:7, NKJV. “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver..”
What if I think the church is corrupted, am I still required to tithe and give offerings? The temple practices were corrupt in Christ’s day, but Jesus still recognized the offerings as for God. It’s in the Bible, Luke 21:3-4, NKJV. “ So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”
You can’t out-give God. It’s in the Bible, Luke 6:38, NKJV. “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
We should give in proportion to the blessing God has given us. It’s in the Bible, Deuteronomy 16:17, NKJV. “Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.
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Greetings my christian brothers and sisters and lovers of Our Lord and His Christ, In today's world the economy is very bad but that is only a fact and we as believers shouldn't live our lives based on facts. We ought to live our lives based on the truth of God's Word.
You may find yourself in a very tough place today. Maybe you have spent the very last dollar in your purse not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Maybe you are jobless, homeless, penniless and broke. Maybe you don't even have a family member or a friend to help you rise again. Maybe you are even in a third world country that offer's little to no support to it's countrymen who are going through a difficult time.
I personally know what it is like to be in all the above mentioned situation but I found a way out. The way out I found is God!! It may sound silly to the mind that is educated in the things of this world and not the things of God but that doesn't make it any less true. The thing is this beloved, God is our Source. and we were never meant to bear the weight of our own provision. Now when I say that I don't mean that you aren't suppose to work. What I mean is that you should see God as your Ultimate source and that job as as a resource. Any day we start seeing a job or another person as our source that is the day that spells trouble because when that thing or that person stop flowing with the finance that is the day we will loose our joy and our peace.
I trust that most if not all of you reading this sees God as your Ultimate Source, therefore the purpose of this blog today is more of a reminder to boost your faith in believing God for provision!!
Here are some of God's wonderful promises concerning provision!!
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it will be provided."
2 Peter 1:3
"seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
"For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
"I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.
1 Chronicles 29:16
"O LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy name, it is from Your hand, and all is Yours.
Because God's words are life to us and health to all our flesh (Proverbs 4:22), the prayer below has been filled with the Word—and what God has to say about your health and healing. As you make this prayer your confession, saying it out loud over and over, it will help build an image of health in your heart. You will become more firmly established in the fact that you are a new creation in Christ Jesus, and you will activate faith in your heart (Romans 10:17).
Remember, God watched over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). He does what His Word says, and it does not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). So once your words—backed by faith—match God's words, you will see healing manifest in your life!
Father, I come boldly before Your throne to obtain grace to help in time of need. I have confidence in Your Word, and I take hold of Your promises to heal me. According to Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24, I resist sickness and disease. I speak with my mouth and believe in my heart that I am healed of all sickness and disease.
Your Word says that Jesus bore all my sickness and diseases, and He carried my sorrows, so I receive healing now. I know and declare that Jesus is my Healer. I give You all the praise for providing everything I need to walk in wholeness.
Thank You for satisfying me with long life. Father, I am thankful that You are no respecter of persons. What You do for one, You will do for all who ask and believe by faith.
Satan, I declare to you in the Name of Jesus that you have no authority over me. According to Matthew 18:18, I bind you from operating against me in any way. My life is hidden in Christ. You have no power to bring any part of the curse upon me. I take my stand as one who is redeemed from the curse. So you must flee now! I take my place in God and I resist you.
Now Father, I worship You. I give You reverence. I confess with my mouth that Your Word will not return to You void. I praise You for Your protection and for Your goodness upon my life. I thank You that Satan is unable to penetrate that. Thank You for bringing total healing to me. Your Word says whatever I ask in the Name of Jesus will be done for me. So I declare this is done. My healing is complete. Amen.
Scripture References: Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; Galatians 3:13; Matthew 18:18; Psalms 91 and 103; Romans 10:17; Jeremiah 1:12; Isaiah 55:11; Acts 10:34; Hebrews 4:16; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Exodus 15:26; James 4:7; John 14:13
TAKEN FROM KENNETH COPELAND MINISTRIES
III John 1:2
1 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
I Peter 2:24
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
II Timothy 1:7
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
I John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Psalms 91:10, 11
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Proverbs 3:25, 26
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Psalms 23:4, 5
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Romans 8:29, 31, 35-39
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Psalms 27:1, 3
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Merry Christmas Beloved and a Happy New Year when it comes. Christmas can be a very anxious and sad time for many but I want to share these scriptures of hope, faith and love with you.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14).
“But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life'” (Isaiah 43:1-4).
GOD IS CRAZY ABOUT YOU :)
Prophetess Ann-Marie Graham
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (NIV) Galatians 6:2