Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces
Jeremiah 23:29
 
Have you not known? Have you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? Isaiah 40:21

Lately I have been finding this scripture very powerful. The main focus is "Have you not heard?" and "Have you not known?"

This is our Father speaking to us. I think this is the question we are going to all have to come back to and listen to in the extreme times ahead.

All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. John 16:1

I feel him speaking this into my spirit. He is lovingly comforting You and I.

Are you listening for His voice? Has He not told you? Have you not heard?

He is giving you loving instruction so that He may keep you in these desperate times.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Tonight I just feel led to post these scriptures of love and comfort to you. My Father has been asking me Have you not heard? Have I not told you?

Remember what He has said...

Rely on His wisdom to prepare the people. Rely on His wisdom for how to reach out to those around you. Rely on HIM. Be Christ centered and be careful about the work that you do because those works will be tested by God.

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

1 Corinthians 3: 11-13

Have I not told you? Have you not heard?

Are you listening?

The Father is calling all of us to draw closer to Him. He is drawing ALL to repentance...

He is sounding the HORN of Repentance.

  O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war. Jeremiah 4:19  

Has He not told you? Have you not heard?

  Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one." Isaiah 44:8  

Have I not told you?

From the time of your repentance. On the day of your salvation you were called to be a witness. Why are we not heeding that call?

I have been told by several others and I feel the same way within myself that there is a sense of URGENCY in the air. I believe He is telling us to "STEP IT UP". In our bible study last night the sister was talking about GREATER things then these. Jesus called us to do Greater things.

I believe in these desperate times it calls for "GREATER" things to get peoples attention.

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father

John 14:12

  Have you not heard? Have I not told you? I feel like He is asking me this daily.

We read His Word and we question what it means...WHY? I know from a fleshly perspective it is hard to grasp but, when you ask Him to open your spiritual eyes....it seems so simply stated!

  But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

style="text-decoration:underline;">Romans 15:21

  This scripture says that those that have not heard of Jesus will understand. Those that have not been spoken to of Jesus, they shall see!

So how much more should we understand and see because we know him?

Have you not heard? Have I not told you?

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Romans 10:14-15

    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Isaiah 52:7

  These two scriptures say "How beautiful are the feet that bring good news!" If we seek after the things that please God then why are we not spreading His good news? He has told us? Have we not heard?

I feel like this message is to call all of us out of our "comfort" zone and put us in an "uncomfortable" place where only He dwells so that He can mold us.

We need to step into what we are called to do which is to spread the Gospel. The GOOD news that Jesus is Alive, that He brings salvation, and that we are going to be seeing Him Very soon!

We need to be asking those around us;

Have you not heard? Have I not told you of the Lord Jesus Christ? It's time to step it up and start truly gathering for God's Kingdom. The field is white and ready for harvest! The Trumpet Horn of Repentance is sounding! Will you not answer the call?

I hope you have a blessed night or day where ever you are! I love you guys! Go with God and center yourself on Jesus! Make sure the right foundation is laid! Be Prepared! Put on the whole armor of God! Step up your spiritual side because I promise you the devil is stepping up on his because his time is running out!

God Bless you!

Sincerely,

Sarah Randolph

sarahrandolp95@gmail.com

Scripture references from biblegateway.com and NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible
 
 
wrong-way The following scripture has been coming to me a lot. I do believe it was to teach me something as well as to tell others about it. I think "we" as a church. As believer's of Christ have forgotten and failed to truly let this scripture sink into our spirit.....
Father, please lead me in this message....
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 When I look at this scripture. First, I look at the words "flesh and blood" What does this mean Lord? All along I feel like we have been battling the wrong thing. We have been judging our sisters and brothers in sin. Why are we pointing fingers instead of interceding in prayer for them to our Father. God gave us freedom from sin so that we could lead others, through love and faith in the Lord,to Jesus Christ. He did not grant us mercy and forgiveness for us to not show that same love, mercy, and forgiveness to those around us. 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. Matthew 18:21-35 The next thing that I notice in this scripture is that the battle is against "principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." We are rebuking the wrong thing! Instead of rebuking the "person" the "flesh and blood" we are suppose to be rebuking the "spiritual" wickedness that surrounds them!
How can we do this?
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect Matthew 5: 43-48   14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12: 14 Bless, and curse not. It means thorough good will; not, bless them when at prayer, and curse them at other times; but bless them always, and curse not at all. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. Romans 12:17 The last verse suggests what is not easily understood by the world; that in all strife and contention, those that revenge are conquered, and those that forgive are conquerors. Be not overcome of evil. Learn to defeat ill designs against you, either to change them, or to preserve your own peace. He that has this rule over his spirit, is better than the mighty. God's children may be asked whether it is not more sweet unto them than all earthly good, that God so enables them by his Spirit, thus to feel and act. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 12:20   As I read these scriptures it breaks something inside me. Have I been showing those that are considered my enemy the love of Christ? Or have I been standing around saying, " I will pray for him BUT" Do you realize how loud the word "BUT" is when you say it? You always recognize that word because you know something different then what was spoken before it will be spoken after it! There is life and death in the tongue and saying "BUT" shows doubt and distrust in what God can do! When the disciples noticed the Fig Tree that Jesus cursed had withered and died, they were amazed! Jesus said it best in the next scripture And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. Matthew 21:21   The next question I am going to ask you is,
What is the point of prayer if we pray without faith?
But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. Romans 14:23 Many wish for peace, and talk loudly for it, who do not follow the things that make for peace. Meekness, humility, self-denial, and love, make for peace. We cannot edify one another, while quarrelling and contending. Many, for meat and drink, destroy the work of God in themselves; nothing more destroys the soul than pampering and pleasing the flesh, and fulfilling the lusts of it; so others are hurt, by willful offence given. Lawful things may be done unlawfully, by giving offence to brethren. This takes in all indifferent things, whereby a brother is drawn into sin or trouble; or has his graces, his comforts, or his resolutions weakened. Hast thou faith? It is meant of knowledge and clearness as to our Christian liberty. Enjoy the comfort of it, but do not trouble others by a wrong use of it. Nor may we act against a doubting conscience. How excellent are the blessings of Christ's kingdom, which consists not in outward rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! How preferable is the service of God to all other services! and in serving him we are not called to live and die to ourselves, but unto Christ, whose we are, and whom we ought to serve. Meekness, humility, self-denial, and love, make for peace. When I read those words I know that those are the qualities that we are suppose to possess as Children of God. We should not live for what "we" want! We should live for "Christ" and "Christ" alone. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
  If we possess the qualities of Christ then why are we not using them?
The next scripture I believe answered this question for me. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death James 1: 14-15 I'm reading a book right now called Call 2 Arms it is written by Edward McIntire . That scripture was spoken of in this book but, there was text following that scripture and before that scripture that is very profound and very true!
Our greatest foe is not the devil and his angels, they only take advantage of our weaknesses and enter doors we open. So you must look deeper and discover the doors you've left open before he does. Ask God to open your eyes before it is too late.
What doors have you left open in your life? Is it un-forgiveness, un-belief, lust of the flesh, anger, selfishness, self-righteousness? Why are you letting the devil peek into your home and cause havoc? Why are you letting your weakness control your prayer life? Now your saying but, "My flesh isn't controlling my prayer life!" IF you are not praying and believing on God. Putting that Prayer under the blood and then stepping away from that weakness or desire then you are letting the FLESH control your prayer life.
Not only do we have to pray it but we have to LIVE IT!
I feel like I am speaking to someone right now. IF your prayer is unanswered it is because you have let the devil in through a door that you have left open. Jesus walked among the sinners to preach the gospel but he did not become best friends with them. The devil uses our weakness to make it impossible for us to get closer to God. We have to address that weakness! Confront that weakness and remove it from our life! I know sometimes we all have felt that "we" could somehow change the person. I'm telling you now sometimes the devil uses that excuse to ensnare you into his trap and plans to destroy your salvation! PRAY to God and give it to GOD! Flee from the trap that the devil has set before you and Seek Refuge in the Lord your God. Salvation will come but, only by the conviction of the Holy Spirit! Salvation and redemption will come in God's perfect timing! I know when He redeemed me it was right on time and not before! To bless someone is to pray for them BUT you have to sanctify yourself from and remove yourself from that sin before you can bless someone with your prayer. It is GOD's fight. He is the one that comes to the rescue when we pray to HIM. We forget that the power comes from HIM. We are only a vessel.
Seek REFUGE in the Lord your God and He will give you peace.
Sometimes, the decision to flee is hard out of love for the person. Sometimes, we fail to do so. I'm telling you that when He says He will give you peace. He means that He knows it is uncomfortable for you but, He will walk with you through it and bring ultimate peace. He will answer your prayer and give you peace but you have to dwell with Him and not in sin. LET IT GO! God will work. Confusion is of the devil. Fear is of the devil.
SEEK REFUGE IN THE LORD YOUR GOD!
Father, I thank you for your guidance. I ask that your perfect will and plan goes out to this person that you are speaking to. I pray that you open there spiritual eyes to what is around them and help them to see what they need to flee from. I pray Father that you will give them refuge because sometimes change is uncomfortable! Father, you suffered for our salvation. How much more will be suffer for you to add to your kingdom? How much more will it take to get out attention? How much more can your mercy extend to us? Father, I give you the GLORY and I believe Father that you will do a mighty work in the lives of those that are reading and that need you! Father your will be done! I pray a hedge of protection around this person that you let no evil come near this Child of God that when the time comes that they will know to call upon your name! Father you are the Almighty! You are Yahweh and You know all things. Father I cry to you and know you hear my prayer! I love you Father! Thank you and I give you the Glory over my life! Thank you for your blessing and anointing! Thank you for guidance and spiritual wisdom! Help us to continue to grow in you Father! IN Jesus Name, AMEN I hope you will heed the call of our Father! Be blessed in the Lord Sincerely, Sarah sarahrandolph95@gmail.com Red text is Jesus speaking. Green text is Matthew Henry Commentary Scripture reference from NKJV bible.cc and biblegateway.com If you would like more information on the book I am reading go to the following link Call2Arms I highly recommend this book. I am not completely through with this book but it truly has opened my eyes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hi Everyone!

I won't take very much of your time but, I have to say some things that the Lord is dealing with me about. I want you all to keep me in your prayers. The Lord is molding me and I am trying to deal with it the best I can.

Tonight while in church. The Lord pointed something out to me. The preacher was talking about a girl that had a lot of hurt and anger built up over her dad abusing her as a child. When she seen the house that all of this had happened in she threw rocks at it. When she ran out of rocks her friend that was with her said "Sometimes there is not enough rocks."

What I just told you was off of the movie Forrest Gump but those words "Sometimes there is not enough rocks." Hit me in the face.

When my oldest daughter was one years old. I was raped while she was in the other room. For so long I thought I had brought it on myself because NO I wasn't living right and YES it had "started" as a mutual thing BUT then things got bad and it started hurting and I asked him to stop and he wouldn't....

This last a very long time and the next morning I could barely hold my daughter. So many times I thanked God that it was me and not her. God put something on my heart tonight. No, I'm not comfortable with it. It hurts but sometimes with pain comes something better. He told me that I had never prayed for the guy that raped me.

He told me that I had never forgiven him and he wanted me to pray for him. WOW that hurt but you know what. I do forgive him now....Jesus loves him despite of what he did to me and if Jesus lives in me then I am suppose to love him too despite of what he did to me.

So I'm screaming to the heavens and whoever is listening and reading right now. I FORGIVE HIM. GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL. BRING HIM TO DELIVERANCE. Forgive him Father. Let him know your love and your grace because even he is not beyond your abundance of grace.

Ya'll please pray for me. God is doing a work in me. Sometimes we experience pain from the molding but the pain is temporary but the GOOD work that the Potter does is not and I want to thank you for time and ask that you pray for me! I will pray for you. If you need prayer please email me or leave comments below. If this has somehow helped you please leave word of encouragement! I love you and Go with God tonight!

Love

Sarah

sarahrandolph95@gmail.com

 
 
 
 

"It's Happening Now!" That is the text I kept receiving from several family members and friends last night in my dream. I usually don't put a lot of thought into dreams but this one was very significant and very real to me. So, I am just going to write this to you and if any of you have had similar dreams please feel free to share them below.

It started off with myself, my two young children, some friends that I use to know, and a lot of others that I didn't know. We were hiding in a house, bunker, or something. I felt like I was observing everything that was going on around me. Old friends that I use to know were still drinking. No one around me was focused on the Lord. Everyone was really scared accept for the few select people. I'm not sure why they weren't scared. I think it was because maybe they didn't understand the gravity of what was going on.

The next thing that happen was that the bunker or home was found. I don't know how they found us in the dream but they started confiscating anything personal that we had. That includes the people's alcohol that they were drinking. They starting marking us or tattooing us on the foreheads and the thing that came to my mind in the dream was Holocaust. If I'm not mistaken they were marked like cattle and put in concentration camps.(A symbol/picture of a bar code was brought to my mind in the dream.) We were then separated I think according to our numbers into different districts. My oldest daughter was taken from me and placed somewhere else so that I couldn't find her. The reason I think this happened and this is something significant, is that Family Together is strong and powerful but when you break something down and tear it apart especially by using something that means a lot to someone, It too becomes weak. From what I understand the person that was over the country in this dream (not sure who it was) had promised so much to everyone. Had painted a picture of a utopia. When in reality it was not! Throughout the dream the words "He's a Liar." Kept repeating to me.

Something else that I felt was significant was the fact that the alcohol was taken from my friends that drink. What this meant to me is that whoever this ruler or president was in the dream. He would have no respecter of person, he would be filled with hatred towards human life, he did not care who you were, sinner or christian it doesn't matter! So what I am going to say to you is if you are living in sin and you think the devil is going to be your friend. THINK TWICE. He has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Don't think your protected! That is the illusion that is given to you. The only ones that are safe are the ones that have Christ in their heart and have the hope of returning to The Father!

Okay, myself, my youngest daughter, and someone else were took to a house. When I got to the house you could tell everyone including myself had expected something of perfection, something far greater. This house had walls that were built unevenly, a dirt floor, some inside furniture, and some necessities. BUT there was no roof. That signified to me that everything we did would be monitored and watched. There would be no privacy, no sense of security, and if your wondering, YES there was one world currency in the dream and anyone that didn't deny Christ would be killed! When I seen the house "He is a Liar!" came to me again and I started receiving text from family, from friends, from everyone "It's happening now." Every text I received had those words in it. I was so sorrowful and mournful. All I wanted to do was find my daughter and go home to Christ. We would be forced to deny Christ and participate in sin….How horrible! I kept crying to God in the dream. How evil this man is!

Finally, towards the end of the dream I left with a man and went somewhere. I'm not sure if it was a store or what it was. This man to me was an escort, someone that would take me everywhere I went. He was in a black and white suit. I wasn't afraid of him though for some reason. We got to the store and I seen my oldest daughter with this woman. I ran up to her and started crying and holding her and telling her that we would see each other soon. I had to reassure her everything would be okay to just hold on. Then right after that I seen this most beautiful waterfall outside the store and there was a big beautiful rainbow that stretched as far as I could see and I was reminded of God's promise to come back and get us. He is saying HOLD ON to my living water! Endure but for a time! I'm coming back! I remember you! I love you just Hold on! I will not forget and I will not leave you!

I felt like I was supposed to share this dream with you and everyone! Those of you that are feeling hopeless! PLEASE hold on! You don't want to be here when the antichrist rules! He will rule with an iron fist! He does not care about you! SO those of you in sin! GIVE IT TO CHRIST! I am begging you! Hell was never meant for you! But, that is where you will go because of your choice to!! Give it to Christ! Repent! He loves you and you don't want to live with the monster that was in my dreams!

For those of you that are in Christ! Take this as a message to hold on!!! Get in His Word because that your strength! Fellowship one with another because those that don't fellowship are weak because they are not joined together with their family, their church family! Those within the body of Christ that stay together will be strong! PRAISE GOD because He is awesome and He remembers His promises! It's ALL in God's time! Love God because He loves you and spread the Living Hope and Word about Christ to everyone!!! He doesn't want anyone left behind!!!

I love you guys and I hope this meant as much to you and it did me! I love you! Go with God

Sincerely,

Sarah

 
 

I was praying earlier and I asked the Lord to give me a word. He gave me the word "Levi". Now I know the Apostle Matthew was Levi when his occupation was tax collector. However, the gentleman I was looking for was Levi in the book of Genesis.

As I started reading about Levi it astonished me at what I read. Here's a little history on Levi. Levi is the third son of Jacob. He was one of those that plotted against Joseph and sold him into slavery. While Levi and his family were living in Shechem his sister Dinah was raped but the rapist still wanted to marry his sister. Levi and His brother deceptively agreed and said they would be in agreement if the people would be circumcised. All the while they had evil in their heart and they never had the intentions of giving their sister to the Shecamites. Three days after the Shecamites were circumcised Levi and his brother Simeon attacked and murdered them all. When Jacob asked Levi and Simeon "Why would you do this and cause division in the land and cause so many to rise up against me and my household?" They responded "Should he treat our sister like a harlot?"

I think about this circumstance and it troubles me. If we look at this through a fleshly perspective we would say " I would of done the same." BUT, how are we supposed to look at this spiritually?

The bible says

"Be angry and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

Ephesians 4:26

What does that mean? How can I be angry and not sin?

The definition of "Anger" in Hebrew and in Greek is "nostrils" suggesting the violent, quick breathing—or even snorting—of an enraged person. "Rage," "temper," "wrath," "indignation," and "fury" all cluster around this concept of rhythmically snorting nostrils.

The definition of "Wrath" is the personal manifestation of God's holy, moral character in judgment against sin. Wrath is not impersonal or fitful like anger.

When I think of the word impersonal I think about times in my past when I became so angry that I didn't care who I hurt or what happened because of my actions. Levi expressed these impersonal feelings of anger by killing everyone. Levi's sister was wrongly done and because of my personal experiences I understand that this is a very touchy and complicated situation but ask yourself is fighting evil with evil the solution? Did returning the favor help the situation? Does revenge bring peace or does forgiveness bring peace?

Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

Therefore

"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:17-21

When we hold anger and contempt in our heart towards another person we hurt ourselves more than anything. We hurt ourselves in our spiritual walk and in our physical walk. I don't know about you but when I would get extremely upset my body physically became sick and if I held on to that anger long enough it turned into un-forgiveness and depression. It hurts us spiritually because scripture says that if we don't forgive those that trespass against us then we won't be forgiven our trespass.

An example of that un-forgiveness and ignorance of God's word is written in Exodus

But the LORD Hardened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them, just as the LORD had spoken to Moses.

Exodus 9:12

I'm sure your familiar with the story of Moses and Pharaoh. Pharaoh was hurt by Moses rejection of joining him in his ruling. He was humiliated that Moses was choosing to side with the Hebrews which the Pharaoh looked at as weakly slaves and servants to himself. He had ANGER for Moses rising up against him. The LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart because of his continued resistance of God's plan for the Hebrew people. If Pharaoh had just let the Hebrews go none of the plagues, famine, and death would of happened. When we are angry we curse ourselves and those around us. The bible says

You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.' But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 5: 21-22

That is coming from Jesus! He said that those who anger have already committed murder in his heart. That truly hit home with me and it made me want to consider my ways. Do I let my anger control me or do I control my anger? I know that every day I strive to become more like Christ. So, let's examine what kind of anger is acceptable and what kind of anger is unacceptable.

This next scripture is a perfect example of what we should do with our anger

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4: 31-32

Those words are hard to swallow sometimes. When we feel wronged and hurt by someone it's very easy to give into those negative feelings and express ourselves in a sinful and angry way. It's hard to turn the other cheek and forgive but, that is our duty as followers of Christ. We are to work towards restoring people into a loving and healing relationship with Jesus. Sometimes people lash out at others because that is all they have ever been shown throughout life. If we don't show them love and forgiveness how will they ever learn to be kind and come to know the ways of Jesus Christ?

It is okay to be angry at things that are unrighteous and blatant disregard for the truth in God's word. How we address the situation is what determines if in our anger we sin as well. Jesus was angry with the moneychangers and animal sellers when he cleared the temple. His anger was justified because He was protecting God's house of worship. They were endangering the holiness of the Temple by making it a place of business instead of place of reverence to God. He was also angry at the Pharisees.

"And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts,"

Mark 3:5

What form of action did Jesus take after these feelings of anger?

He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

Mark 3:5

Jesus still provided love and healing for the man with the withered hand! God wants us and children in his kingdom to reflect the image of Christ by being fair, just, and merciful. We are to walk humbly loving one another with our whole heart. It is okay to feel anger towards a person's sin and it is even okay to speak out against that sin but, we should also take action into helping that person to Christ. Instead of expressing hostility towards them.

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 1: 19-20

So let's summarize the differences of righteous anger and unrighteous anger

  • RIGHTEOUS ANGER
  • Being angry for the right reasons such as untruth and sin.
  • Anger should target sinful behavior and injustice.
  • Take proper action. Jesus was grieved over the sin because of His love for the Pharisees It had nothing to do with hatred or ill-will.
  • Anger SHOULD NOT control us. We should control our anger.
  • We shouldn't allow our anger to go past a certain point. There should be no grudges held.
  • Our response to anger should be to always accomplish God's will which is to lead those in sin

    to Christ because that is the same action Jesus took. As followers of Christ we should look to the Word of God to understand healthy and unhealthy anger and to exam ourselves and become more like Christ. God can help us with anger and direct it and use it in ways that benefit the Kingdom.

If we choose to ignore God's instruction and give into our anger it can only lead down a destructive path of unrighteousness.

Jacob's dying words to his son were

"Simeon and Levi are brothers; Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place, Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honor be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel."

Genesis 49:5-7

What heartbreaking words to hear from his dad. How much more should we not want to hear those words on the day of judgment because of anger that we could not let go of. How much more should we want to set aside that unrighteous anger and help that person that is in sin to know the redeemer of ALL.

For God so LOVED the world that He sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

I hope this message will give you the motivation to think before speaking, to pause before taking action the next time you should anger. I know it truly hit home with me and I will be applying it to my walk with Christ from now on. I love you guys! If you need prayer please feel free to comment below. You don't have to tell me the exact need if you're not comfortable with that. I would love to pray for you and I also would love any feedback if this has helped you! Go with God!

Sincerely,

Sarah

Scripture references from www.biblegateway.com and The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible NKJV

Definition references from www.bibletools.com Strong's definitions

Levi references from The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible and The Nelson New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

 
 

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11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, says the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29: 11-14
Today, has been an especially special day for me and I have to give God the Glory for it.

A couple of years ago God kept giving me a scripture and it was Jeremiah 29:11. I use to think that it only applied to my own salvation but lately God has been showing me that it's not just for that part of my life.

My brother and I have always been really close. Throughout our child-hood he was always protective of me. We always came to each other when we needed someone to talk to and I was always there to have his back if he needed me to. I loved him regardless of his faults.

When I was on drugs He had been on them for some time. He is the person that introduced me to the drug Meth. I never had any clue that He was on anything like that. I knew about marijuana and I knew about drinking but, I never knew about Meth until I tried it for the very first time.

When God delivered me from Meth I learned to "HATE" the drug because it destroys everything in it's path. It takes away your joy, your desire to live, and it ultimately destroys everything in your life.

When I stopped using, the relationship with my brother changed. We weren't as close. It didn't mean that I didn't pray for him because, I prayed for him daily and still do. I had trouble with looking back and I didn't understand why he would have offered his baby sister a drug that would have killed me if I had went further into it.

Something I had to realize is the person you "were" before the drug is not the person that you "become" while on the drug. He would have never given that to me if he had been sober. Like I said, it takes away your love for anything because it ultimately consumes you.

So, I have been clean now for two years and I went to visit a church and share my testimony. I had one week to prepare and pray. I always ask the Holy Spirit to help me. To quicken me. To strengthen me for whatever is to come. I stayed in the word a lot that week.

My husband, myself, and my kids arrive at the church on Sunday and the meeting goes better then any of us could have expected! My husband is filled with the Holy Spirit and The Lord allowed me to lay hands on several people.

This was the first time that the Lord had ever beckoned me to do this but, right before I stepped out into the isle to obey the Lord He gave me a picture of my brother. Not a picture of him in his current state but a picture of him as a Godly man and He was laying hands on people.

Immediately, this humbles me! I want you to know that my brother was the furthest thing from my mind that night. My mind was on God but God knew my heart and I believe with that image He promised me that He would deliver my brother.

I want to tell you that GOD remembers His promises! My brother was arrested not long after that. I was almost discouraged by this. I kept praying Lord have mercy! Lord, I know that the way he is living is so sinful but, Father please have mercy on him.

While he was in jail the Lord gave me a message for him. I had it mailed to him and my husband and I prayed over the letter and sent it.

Before he could get the message he bailed out of jail and he happened to call me! He said "Hey sis, What are you doing?" The next words that came out of my mouth I absolutely had no control over. The power of the Lord fell on me right there and I responded "Praying for you and I have a message for you."

God had told me to tell him that He was calling him out. God told me to tell him that He had never left him. That my brother had left Him when he chose to believe the lies of others and walk in sin.He was still there waiting on my brother to come back and pick Him up. God told me that He loved him. That He didn't see my brother the way he was now. He seen him for what he could be in Christ.

God told me that He could restore my brother's household. That when my brother had took his life into his own hand and had left God out that He had lost everything. God didn't do that to my brother. My brother did that to himself by submitting to satan and the flesh. He told me to tell him that He loves him and He was pretty much letting my brother know that it was time to quit being the cursed fig tree!

The Lord allowed me to minister to him and I know God works in mysterious ways! I was also able to give my brother a prayer cloth that I had gotten from my church. I want to tell you GOD remembers His promises!

My brother went out to eat with my husband and I today. You couldn't get him to do that a couple of months ago. He has been clean from Meth for a few months and He has the first job he has had in 4 years. His first response when I asked him to go to church a couple weeks ago was "No". Then, it changed to "One step at a time sis." Today, it was "I think we may come next Sunday." I just want to Praise MY God for that. I don't care if it is only for an instant. If this is the only time that I see my brother like this! GOD GETS THE GLORY for this moment in time.

The devil may eventually try to trip him up but, GREATER is He that is in ME then he that is in this world. IF that time ever comes I am going to declare the devil a liar because MY GOD made me a promise and He keeps His promises!

If anyone out there is discouraged and you don't think God remembers what He promised you. I'm here to tell you

BE OF GOOD CHEER THY FAITHFUL SERVANT! YOUR GOD IS ON THE WAY!

The last Sunday I was at church we had a joint service with another church. We arrived a little late but, you could feel the anointing when we got there. I went to the alter to pray to the Lord. I felt so broken and humble and I just wanted to cry out to my Father. A couple of girls came and prayed with me and when I got up. One of the girls told me that she wasn't going to come that night but, she knew why she had now. She looked at me and told me that God had promised me something. She said

I don't know what the promise was but, I do know that He promised you something and He is telling you that He is going to fulfill that promise!

I want to tell you that God is telling you that today. There is someone out there that God has made a promise to you and I want you to know God remembers all of His promises. It might not come to pass when we want them to or when we think they should. I want you to know that God's plan is perfect and when He answers that promise! OH HOW wonderful it will feel and HOW grateful we will be! God knows all and He knows when that perfect time is.

Just HOLD ON! God is fixing to show up and deliver that promise in a mighty way!

I love you guys so much! I want you to know that you are special to God and He has a special place for you in His Kingdom! Thank you so much for your time today! You have truly blessed me by taking the time to read this. If you have any prayer request or if this has helped you in some way please get in touch with me.

If you don't want to leave a comment you will find my email below. Go with God!

Sincerely,

Sarah

sarahrandolph95@gmail.com

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