Why The Good News is Better Than T.V. News

If you watch any news station for more than 5 minutes, I’m sure you’ll notice that the bad news far outweighs the good. America is addicted to bad news. Every time you go to the grocery store or to the gas station on the corner you see the tabloid magazines advertising who is cheating on who and which celebrity packed on a few too many pounds.

Why is this? Is it because so many people’s lives are boring and so lackluster they try to escape the monotonous groove of their lives? Well, maybe that is part of it, but I think it goes deeper than this.

God said in His word “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV)

Many, many, many believers know these verses, or at least the first of those. They hold it true because it is God’s promise to prosper us and help, and that He would never do anything bad to us and that anything wrong that does come into our lives is not Him. It is His promise to take care of us, that our lives aren’t just some random cosmic mistake, that everything that has come to pass and will come to pass is not just some entropic phenomenon. Our lives are guided, and He has promised to to be that light in the dark we only have to acknowledge.

But as we may know, something wants to keep us from that knowledge. The enemy is so intent on filling our heads with bad news and lies that nothing is safe from the filth he puts forth. He figures the more dirt and gunk he piles into us, the less room there will be for the goodness God has PROMISED us. But his theory has a fatal flaw: it is completely unfounded.

Bad news generates fear and worry. It is darkness that tries to swallow up every bit of happiness and hope it can. But there are two more very good things God promised us. The first is that “…perfect love casts out fear…” (1st John 4:18 annotated) This good in part because we know that God has perfect love for us. He gave His only begotten son Jesus to die and purify us so we could live with Him (John 3:16) and Him in us (Galatians 2:20) but also that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). God Himself casts out fear personally. ¬†GREAT NEWS!

The second thing God promised us is that we will never be alone. He will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8, Hebrews 13:5). This is great news because no matter how alone you feel, how lonely you get, or how miserable you think life has gotten, God is always there, sometimes people just forgot to look. Sometimes people forget that God’s word is also His promise, and that the Bible is a book full of promises. But I digress.

The enemy loves all this bad news so much because it makes us feel like God isn’t here anymore. I believe this is an intentional attack on people yes, but specifically on believers. It is an attack to try and make us forget God’s promise to be there and to forget that He even said it. His flawed theory is that is we believe that God isn’t with us anymore then we won’t remember or call on His promises and leave Him behind. But even though people sometimes leave God behind, He will never do the same to us. He promised, remember?

So the next time you see a news channel spewing forth a bunch of filth, turn it off. Talk to your family or friends about your day, read a book, or just meditate. Try even reading your bible(if you feel led to). Just remember that joy comes in the morning, but sometimes it takes a while for the morning to get here. Push for the breakthrough and remember God’s promises.

Be blessed

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What are you operating under?

If you are striving or working for thought of reward or the favor of God, you are operating out of an ungodly stronghold caused by am injury. Seek God out and let Him not only heal it, but comfort you through that process. God rejoices in you because of who you are and who He has made you to be, not your comprehensive knowledge of the Bible or how many people you evangelized. Operate out of a place of intimacy with Father God and seek His kingdom and all these things will be added to you.

Let all you do be done in love

There comes a time when you must look within yourself and see what your motivations are. If you aren’t moving forward and not operating under love, reassess your heart. 1St Corinthians 16:14 says “let all you do be done in love”. This was not a gentle suggestion, but a commandment and mandate. Jesus gave the commandant to love one another, key word commandant. Do not act out of fear, pride, or personal gain, but walk in LOVE and authority and know your needs and desires will be met abundantly.

The power of the Word

I’ve been so happy lately because I’m getting into my Word lately more and more. I’m excited to learn more and more about who God is, what He wants for us, and How He gives it to us.

But most of all I’m ecstatic because in all I’ve been reading I’m learning how to glorify Him so much better and love Him and everyone around me more. The Word itself even says if you walk forth without love, everything else you do is empty and worthless. I wanna be able to give Him more of myself and more and more glory, and even though I know He’ll relay me in equal and even more abundant measure, it’s because I love Him.

I’ve made sure the very first and the very last thing I do every day is read my Word and I pray that the Holy spirit imparts to me a supernatural revelation of what that scripture means. I challenge you to do the same thing and see how your understanding and love for God skyrockets!! Bless you all

Fear not and rejoice in the Lord

There’s a reason the Bible says ‘fear not’ 110 times. Any fear, except that of God, sin. To fear something is to give power over you, which is directly in violation of ‘you shall have no other gods before me’. Not only that, but beside Jesus lives within us, He and God are the same, God is love itself, and perfect love casts out fear, you have absolutely no reason or excuse to be afraid EVER if you truly walk in faith with God

Milk and honey, meat and potatoes

For although by this time you should be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil. (Hebrews 5:12-14 WEB)

I pray for those of us, my brothers and sisters, who are not ready for the solid food of the word be trained and made ready. Although it says you are as babies, the word does not condemn or curse you, but this should be comforting because you have many teachers and family to raise you in spiritual maturity.

But the only way to grow in God is to feed on His word. Be taught by His word and holy spirit so that you may grow and have your senses sharpened. I release this in Jesus’ name, amen