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you Can’t Live Here.

I’ve heard the phrase “Let go, and let God” many times. But recently, I’ve understood better the benefits of actually doing it. It has allowed me to keep my peace, and my spiritual inheritance.

I was watching a video by an amazing woman of God (Joann Rosario Condrey) — and she spoke about how everything in God’s Kingdom begins with a seed. And, when we walk in holiness with God, He will rain on us in due season — and His seed will yield much fruit.

Leviticus 26:3-4 If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.

That scripture offers so much hope to God’s children who strive to walk in union with Him daily. Who wouldn’t want a plentiful harvest from our Heavenly Father? I surely do.

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Yesterday, God helped me understand that the enemy also plants seeds — and if we don’t immediately get rid of them, they can prevent us from receiving the harvest God has for us. Pastor Joann helped me understand that anything God rains on multiplies. He’s not going to rain on us to multiply seeds from the enemy.

The devil is a hater. It sounds cliché, but it could not be more true. He’ll do anything to block your blessings. That includes planting seeds of anger, bitterness, hate, jealously, unforgiveness, fear, worry and anything that makes you feel less than worthy of God’s love. He knows that God is not going to rain on you as long as his seeds are there!

Uprooting the enemy’s plantings is not our battle.  God does that for His children — but first we have to give Him everything that burdens our hearts.

Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Psalm 55:22 Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

The moment you feel angry at your family member, co-worker, neighbor, driver in traffic, or whoever — remember the devil is trying to rob you with that anger. He’s trying to strip you with that bitterness, and deprive you with those grudges. Tell your Heavenly Father to take it away asap!

Ephesians 4:26-27 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

Give it to God, and trust that He will take it away. Don’t dwell in it, and don’t tell yourself why you have reason to be mad (or whatever you’re feeling). Get as far away from it as you can, and let your Father finish the work.

Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

It’s as simple as saying, “Father, please take this anger, hurt, frustration, irritation, fear, doubt, unforgiveness away right now before it grows. Kill every part of it now. I’m yours, and it cannot live here in the name of Jesus.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Sometimes, it’s not easy to give up our anger, unforgiveness, and worry etc. because the flesh is weak and is pulled towards it. Acknowledge to your Heavenly Father that the enemy has tried to plant it — and give it away to God. At first, you might have to count to ten (lol) or think hard about your blessings… Do whatever you have to do to remove yourself from it– and Your Father will erase it. I’ve spoken directly to those seeds saying, “You can’t live here in the name of Jesus” — and my Father kills them. It’s something I had to learn, and I pray this blog blesses you.

Give it to Him every time you feel anything that is not like Him. Ask Him to take it before it grows roots. You might have to do it several times a day for several different reasons.

Be a witness for your Heavenly Father in the face of the enemy by letting go of those harmful seeds.

Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Let God handle the enemy’s seeds, and they will not grow. He will prove who really has the authority over you. He will serve the enemy’s eviction notice. And you can trust that God’s rain will come in it’s due season.

Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

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Do you know your Inheritance?

I’ve been so blessed, and it warms my heart to be able to share this wonderful news with you. We all deal with the stresses of life. They include financial responsibilities, relationships, internal issues, and more. All you have to do is turn on the news, and the world’s problems are piled on top of your own! Everyone is not fortunate enough to be able to call a family member or friend when they need a hand. Many people have adopted the adage, “No one owes you anything” and “There are no free hand-outs.” Those words might feel like an extra blow to the gut for a person in desperate need.

I’m here to say there are free blessings, and you are entitled to them when you ask Jesus into your heart.

Ephesians 1:5-6 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

What does it mean to have an inheritance? When I was speaking to a friend about this, Angelina Jolie came to my mind – because she’s famously known for her movies and also for adopting children. If anything were to happen to her and her husband, all of their children – including their adopted children — would be legally entitled to an inheritance of her and Brad Pitt’s belongings.

Spiritually, the sons and daughters of God are also blessed with an inheritance. The Word of God says He predestined us for adoption through Jesus (Ephesians 1:5). Predestined means He decided long ago that through Jesus, there would be an adoption to sonship for us. What an amazing promise! To be saved is abundant in itself. But to be adopted into God’s family is according to the riches of his undeserved kindness.

Why would God do such a good, good thing for us? Verse 12 says “in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.”

For the praise of His glory. Glory to God! He is such a Good God!

And, to prove that He is a God of His word – He offers an early token of what will come to His children.

Ephesians 13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

The Holy Spirit is promised as a deposit to those adopted through Christ Jesus. To understand why this is such an amazing offer, you should know who the Holy Spirit is.

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

The Holy Spirit is an Advocate – some versions refer to Him as the Helper. He is promised to you, to remind you of the teachings of Jesus – to help you become more Christ-like — to help you get to heaven to receive the rest of your inheritance.  Ephesians 1:3 says it includes every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms! That is unfathomable! The spirit on the inside of you needs the Helper – because no one can become Christ-like in their own strength. The apostle Paul prays, asking for your inner spirit to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit in Ephesians 3.

Ephesians 3: 16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

I don’t know about you – but to be filled to the measure of all fullness of God, sounds like an amazing supernatural wonder. If it were not possible, it wouldn’t be written! Verse 17 says this happens through faith – the same way we receive our salvation through Jesus.

Stand on God’s word! He is not a God that lies. Ask Jesus into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. Believe He wants you to! Believe the Holy Spirit is promised to you! Talk to your promised deposit {the Holy Spirit} like you believe He is real, and He will reveal Himself as real! Believe an inheritance awaits those faithful to the Lord! Believe! Ask the Helper for a spirit of faith if you have trouble believing. He is your Helper in all things! He is your counselor in all things, big and small! He knows we are weak.  He wants you to trust Him for all things!

Tell God you claim what is promised to you.

I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials that say there are thousands of dollars in “unclaimed” money — and they encourage you to call to see if you might be entitled to some of it. If the people who are rightfully entitled to inherit the money never claim it, it will eventually go to the government. No one is going to track them down and say, Please claim your inheritance! It’s their responsibility to prove it belongs to them. The enemy, Satan, never wants you to claim your spiritual inheritance. He doesn’t even want you to know about it. The devil desires for you to be deceived, denied and destroyed.

With our spiritual inheritance, we have God’s word telling us it belongs to us through Christ.  When Jesus becomes Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit will help transform you — with a new personality, a new mind, a clean heart — so that the light within you can shine bright, as a child of God should.

Believe! And you will come to know this love that surpasses knowledge.

Be blessed in your faith journey!

With love.

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