Saturday, March 24, 2007

Don't let NOTHIN' steal ya praise!

Praise the Lord!!!!!
I am so blessed to be able to give my God the highest praise!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!

You know, it is indeed an honor for any of us to be able to stand in the presence of a Holy God and to praise His Holy Name! To worship Him in the beauty of Holiness!

I don't think we realize just how wonderful it is to be able to bless the wonderful name of Jesus!

We get caught up with the trials of life, problems, distractions. Do you know we can even get distracted with our blessings????

How so?

I see so many in the church today who I believe are pimping God. I know you all have heard that saying. It means folks go to church, make commitments and vows to God not because they love Him or simply for who He is. No.

They try to play God like...."Ok, God. I got this situation I am dealing with. I have this need. If you meet the need, if you fix my problems, if you give me the man, the house, the woman, the car, the ministry, etc. then I will serve You."

And because we serve a God that is faithful to His Word, He honors it. Just like the children of Israel wanted a king and God gave them Saul. Or when they cried out for manna in the wilderness and it was bad...God will give us answers to prayers...

Even if answering those prayers will hurt us.

You see, God know the end from the beginning. He knows that giving us what we want, when we want it, how we want it, will only pacify us but for a moment. It will stop us from crying and throwing a fit. Just like when one of our kids are in the store crying for candy in the register line. How many of us (mothers especially!) are guilty of giving in to our crying babes?

"Oh, alright! Here! Take the candy!"

And who does it end up hurting? Not us, the child. A cavity, an upset stomach, not being able to eat a meal....all are results of giving in to what that child wants.

Well, God does that to us. He knows the man isn't good for us. He knows if we get that job we won't ever be able to go to church. He knows if we get the house the bills will be astronomical. The car may be a lemon after all....Yet, we pout. We try to manipulate God into giving us what we believe is best for us.

And when He does, we have to learn for ourselves why God was nudging at our hearts, telling us that maybe what we are praying and believing Him for is not His perfect will!

Then we got to repent, get back in line, and get into the perfect will of God....

All that when we could have just obeyed that still small voice telling us otherwise......

How did I get off on that tangent????


Blessings we pray for can even serve to be a distraction.

Saints, we can't let nuttin' get in the way of our praising God!!!!!

Absolutely NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

Because stuff happens. Trials come. Persecutions arise. What are we gonna do?

Go around and wimper like a sissy? "God why me? Why has this happened to me???? I try to do the right thing and look what happens????"

Uh, uh!

I thank GOD ALMIGHTY that I have learned that no matter what we got to praise, we MUST praise, as J. Moss sings!

We are commanded to praise YE THE LORD!!!!

I know some shrug their shoulders and say, "She ain't got nuttin', she is just emotional..."

Let me tell ya something....

You weren't there when I almost lost my mind. You weren't there when God saved my life.

You weren't there when He healed me spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and even sexually!

You weren't there when He filled me with His Holy Ghost.

You weren't there after Katrina. You weren't there when I thought I would never see my kids again. You weren't there when I didn't know sometimes where we would live or how we would eat.

You weren't there when my name was put out there for evil, scandalized. You weren't there when I was rejected, by churches, by preachers, by family, by friends.

And all I had to turn to was the Lord.

You weren't there when HE ordained me a prophetess unto the nations, right there in Nita Mae's womb!

You weren't there when the enemy tried to take my life by making me be born three months premature!

You weren't there when I attempted suicide. Or when I was molested and raped. Or when my husband threatened my life and I had to be on the run while I was five months pregnant.

You weren't there when I felt a lump in my breast and God healed me.

You weren't there when I prayed THRU a stroke, BABY!

You weren't there when the man I loved asked me to leave my home...because he was intimidated by the call and the anointing that rests upon my life.

You weren't there when God called me by my name August 21, 1969 in the wee hours of the morning and told me to come forth.....because He was ordaining me. And because He was ordaining me, God promised me-NO WEAPON ON EARTH OR IN THE AIR THAT IS FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL EVER, EVER PROSPER!

So because you weren't have absolutely nuttin' to say about me praising my God!

As a matter of fact, the only reason you cannot praise Him is because you don't believe in Him. You don't trust Him. You trust your intellect. Your connections. Your networking.

You don't know God.

You trust religion. Men. Money.

All of that is coming down. And the only things we are going to have to stand on in these last days are God's Word and His Praise!

And we MUST pray!

We are in warfare, as I stated in the last blog.

Prayer, praise and the Word....those are our weapons.
Do you know the weapons of your enemy?????
I think I will make that the title of my next blog!

I love you all!

Be blessed in the Lord.....

Thursday, March 08, 2007

That's right, I Still love the Lord!!!!!

Praise God, saints!

God is so awesome, so glorious, so marvelous! I can never thank Him enough not for what He has done or is going to do, but simply for who HE is!

We sing that. But I wonder if we really know who Jesus is????

We sing all the latest praise and worship songs in church or listen to them in our homes or cars. But do we know HIM?

Read Phillipians 3. That is one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible!

Paul starts out by warning believers to beware of 'the concision. Evil workers.' The concision Paul speaks of are those who put much emphasis on the mutilating of the flesh. You see, in those days, circumcision was the thing to do to prove you were really a Christian. Zealous, hungry after God. No doubt these folks were very well versed in the law and very active in the synagogue.

So what's wrong with a few 'religious' folks? They are a little zealous, so what? They are doing it for the Lord, right?

Wrong! Paul called these folks 'dogs!' What would make Paul do such a thing? Was he not one of the concisors back in the day? He was...

5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Yet in spite of all that, he later on declared that all that stuff, all of his righteousness, was dung. Poop. Mess. Feces. You got it!

God declares that all OUR righteousness are as filthy rags before Him in Isaiah 64:6.

Paul was admonishing us to beware of folks that focus on the FLESH!!!!

We go around saying that sinners focus on the flesh. This is true. They have tunnel vision, per se. They can see nothing else but flesh; their spirit man is dead.

But sinners aren't the ones we need to run from. For our very lives, ya heard!

I speak of religious folks.

And there are religious folks in every denomination! So we can't point to one denomination or another and declare they reek of religiosity by association. No. We discern who they are after the Spirit. The Spirit of God will let us know who to cleave to and and who to run from!

Then Paul after sharing his testimony of how he was so religious, how God made him to know Jesus.

Was it from speaking in tongues? Or from dancing the aisles? Perhaps it was reading the Word more, being an advent studier of the Word....

Was it by associating with 'spiritual' folks? Or maybe becoming more active in the church? You know, an idle mind is the devil's......


We don't get to know Christ in any of those ways!

How do we get to know Him?

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

We get to an intimate knowledge of who Jesus is when we DIE!!!!!

When our stinking, rotting, deplorable flesh dies to what it wants and craves and yields to the power of God!!!!!!

When we allow ourselves to suffer when we did no wrong w/o retaliation...that is when we are 'conformable to his death....'

Because if we die with Jesus, it is guaranteed that we will be raised up, just as Jesus was!!!!!!

This is why in the midst of my crucifixion, in the midst of my flesh being torn to shreds, in the midst of public humiliation and persecution, I can truly and honestly declare that, as the songwriter sings....

"Go ahead
Drive the nails in my hands
I will rise again
Ain't no power on earth can tie me down...
I will rise again
Just can't keep me in the ground!"

Yes, so I say come on! If this dying is what it is gonna take for me to go to my next level in God, then Go, ahead!!!

But be sure these two things....

One, I STILL love the Lord!!!!!!!

and, Two...


With the power and the authority of Almighty God in my hands!

And the devil is gonna regret he ever messed with me!

Cuz this is one who really, really LOVES her God!!!!!!