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Who is troubling you?

John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. A lot of times I may give a word that I have in another post given you before. That is because my ministry is to teach and heal and that can’t always be done with one message. Yet again today the Lord is telling me to tell His people that despite how it looks you have the victory. You have the deciding vote and it can life or death. Blessings or curses. Choose life.
You have come to far in Christ to give into your trials and troubles NOW. Jesus Himself knew what it was like to feel troubled by circumstances and people. He said in John 12:27-28 Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name.  Like Jesus we need to say to OUR loving and powerful Father that we in spite of our troubles will not ask to be saved from this fire but that in THIS very thing we know God will be glorified in us.
When we talk about being made in the image and likeness of God we like to think all the entitlement and power that comes along with that privilege. Very rarely do we like to talk about the responsibility of pain it brings. Jesus knew the pain of the cross that was about ahead of Him yet as well He knew the glory of God was going to be revealed. We want to the God kind of faith. We want the authority and power of Jesus to come against the enemy but another aspect of His nature was His love.  Are you ready to touch the lepers and cast out demons in those that are possessed? Can you take the physical pain and emotional torture that came with the cross and still ask for the forgiveness of your transgressors? Well Christ did. Yet it is hard for some us mature christians to forgive those people that cut us off in traffic or speak kindly to that co-worker that you know is gossiping about you.
The word tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord-who is the Spirit-makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Part of that transformation means walking in the power of His love and forgiveness. I have said it before and its not some cute cliche but what Jesus DID for you is no comparison for what someone else may or has done to you. It may not seem like that when the whole world seems against you and you feel like size of ant but its the TRUTH nonetheless. The Lord is your light and your salvation WHOM shall you fear?
It is doesn’t matter whether the attack is deliberate or it was a careless transgression you are still called to love and forgive.
I had a very dear friend that use to have seizures and one of the things they tell you is NOT try and restrain a person who is having a seizure because you may be hurt in the process. It is not on purpose but they are not in control of their brains or their bodies.  In that same way right now you and I are being called to love and minister to those close to us that have the capabilities to hurt us. They are in the dark and vulernable to the influence of the devil. I want to tell you to stay alert and proceed with caution but…. Remember you have POWER over the power and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Jesus had a Judas who out right betrayed him and a Peter that in secret denied Him. Like Christ told us we are to feed His sheep and it is a casualty of the job but there are some sheep in wolves clothing. I just want to encourage someone who has been loving, forgiving and praying for someone and seemingly the more you do it the worse they treat you. It is a tough job but God has called YOU to show His love to the unlovable. He did it for us and He wants us to give it back to someone. Keep going and don’t give up. You are soon to see the Lord show Himself to be mighty on your behalf. In Jesus Name, Manie
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The right kind of faith

Romans 12:3 (KJV) For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
The problem is not that we don’t have any faith it is just that our faith has been directed not in the word but in the world.  We come to Christ products of the world and what the world has said and done to us. So our faith causes us to  believe in defeat MORE than we believe in success. We believe in failure and not more than in winning. We believe we are the tail and not the head. When all you have seen is lack then faith perpuates more lack. Our faith is in what the world shows us we have and not in the word tell us we can get.
 It says according to John 8:31-32 writes in John 8:31-32 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. But we expect to speak one passage of light and rid ourselves of years of darkness. Redirect your faith to knowing and believing what God has said and not the world. The right kind of faith has to stay directed towards the WORD and never at the world. Your faith is right when you believe the words of Jesus Christ that heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
It doesn’t work when you have faith in the WORD the same way we had faith in the world. Faith in the world was based on what we saw and what happened in the past. Yet it is the direct opposite with kingdom faith in that we believe and then we see and it doesn’t matter about the past because kingdom faith calls those things to be not as though they were.
It takes work to have the right kind of faith. It will be mean squeezing out of faith in this world with faith in the word. The right kind of faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of God. Even when you think you have heard it all you can still stand to hear some more in order to have the right kind of faith.
In conclusion the right kind of faith is the kind of faith that right now is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not see. In Jesus Name Be Blessed, Manie

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Isaiah 61:1a The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me. I want to tell someone today that through the storms, trials and tribulations you have experienced it has caused you to press in harder to have relationship and revelation with God. It is through that relationship and revelation that the anointing has been smeared over you. Your anointing is for the service of the kingdom of God. You are anointed to change things. You are anointed to create things in your life that you that God has already planned for you. You are still running from problems like you did before you grew in the knowledge of your power and authority in Christ. Stand still and see the deliverance the Lord will bring about for you today. There is no need to be easily discouraged or angered at things not going your way when you give into your feelings you are blocking the flow of the anointing. The word of God says in Psalm 84:11 For the LORD is our sun and our shield. He gives grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. The anointing on you causes you to ask, believe and receive every good thing God has for you because HE will not keep anything from you. Some of you believe all you need is man, or a woman, that house or car, more money and everything would be perfect. Yet the truth I want to say to someone is that there is that if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior then you have all you need. Matthew 6:33 says When you seek first the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So in other words it says Get about His business and He will get about yours. You have won this race quit paying attention to the other runners or how much farther you have to go. Pace yourself, breathe easy because the word of God to you today is that your anointing is BIGGER than your opposition. His Faithful Servant, Manie

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Encouragement..

1 Samuel 30:6  David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
I want to let you know RIGHT NOW  is time to encourage yourself and be strengthened in the Lord. I don’t know what about the situation that are facing right now BUT God does. And The Almighty sent you here to encouragement you to believe and receive the truth. You are going to make it. Yes say it again I don’t know who or when but I trust God that I am going to make it. Father God, because you love me I am going to make it through this. Lord I have stop trying to solve or even understand this problem on my own. I am just thankful that today I know I am going to make it. You are anointed for this very battle that you are in right now. Stop fighting with the enemy, he is already defeated. Again I say it I will come through this as pure as GOLD. I am going OVER and never UNDER.  Put the word of God on this situation and watch things change
I am encouraged because it is written My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
I am encouraged because it is written God is my refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
I am encouraged because The Lord is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid?
I am encouraged because I am blessed because I believed that the Lord would do what he said.
I am encouraged because nothing in my life is impossible with God.
I am encouraged because Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world.
Finally I want to say this to everyone. I know everyday you read this and other devotions or ministry articles. You take in and study very deep and intense words of prophecy and sometimes you don’t know what to make of it all. I just want to make it plain and let you know God is for you and you  are coming out better off than when you went in. God is NOT a liar and doesn’t change His mind. Stay faithful and keep praying. You are going to make it. God loves you and you are going to make it. In Jesus Name forever encouraged, Manie

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Pay Close Attention

This is going to be a quick message but for all of you reading I want to say KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE. Let go the of residue from the day to day battle with the enemy and his lies and deceptions. There is a lot of clutter and confusion in your mind because of what you are seeing and feeling about your situation.
 1 Corinthians 15:2 You will be saved by this message, if you hold firmly to it. But if you don’t, your faith was all for nothing.
There are some things that you are seeing in the natural that are LIES from the enemy. Also there are somethings you are feeling that are LIES from the enemy. 
In Jesus Name stay Faithful, Manie

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Faith in His Love

In case I have yet to mention it I would like to now say I am a faith farmer. So that is why the bulk of my teaching & healing messages are about faith. I believe in planting word-seed in your heart, nurturing and fertilizing it with your trust and belief in God and reaping a harvest of supernatural manifestation. Today my faith message is about God’s love. You need to believe, trust and rely on the fact that God completely and totally loves you and you should love Him the same. I I believe that God wants His children living in total prosperity. I believe God wants us rich, healed, whole and in all ways blessed. You can have a big car, a bigger house, a jet, a yacht and whatever else you want to enjoy here on earth. But the truth is you can have all that and still be empty, aching and hurting if you don’t know and believe in God’s love for you. A lot of times I may say only God but the truth is God the Father loves you, Jesus your Savior and big brother in heaven loves you and the Holy Spirit your counselor dwelling within you loves you as well. This morning in my time of praise and worship I felt like I needed to share with someone today to know that YOU are loved by God. There is nothing lacking and missing in your life when you receive and live in that truth. There may be some difficult circumstances and situations existing in your life but the truth is that GOD loves you. So because He loves you then you can trust in Him to cause this and all things to work together for you good. Saints of God as soon as you wake and go about your morning routine you should be speaking and thinking God loves me, Jesus loves me, The Holy Ghost loves me and as well with all my heart, soul, and strength I love you God, I love you Jesus, I love you Holy Spirit. Give God your praises and invite His presence and His love to saturate your entire being.
This may be a little old school but there is truth in that old song Can’t nobody do me like Jesus. Believe me I tried people and everyone failed to love me, help me, protect me and do me like Jesus. Reject the lies of lack, sadness, hurt and rejection and know that you are loved, accepted and complete.
John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Joshua 23:11 So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
Psalm 108:4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
In Jesus Name know that you are loved, Manie

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You are in Faith Fight

Matthew 11:12 (NIV) From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.
Everyone will not benefit from this message- yet for those of us who have been laboring in prayer that have yet to see our manifestations there is something you need to know. The Lord spoke a word to me recently and I think there are others would be benefit from the word. You have been seeking God about healing, finances for family, business and ministry. Also some of you are in need of renovation and transformation in some really rocky personal and business relationships. There are those than need healing in your body and deliverance from the enemy. You need to know that in order for your manifestation to come forth you have to continue to fight the good fight of faith. Some of you, like myself have decided you know what you want and what the bible says belongs you as a covenant believer. Now is the time to decide to fight for it. You are going to have to forcefully advance into what it you are trying to lay hold of from God.  Indeed I sense in my spirit that you truly are at the point that you mind is made to do it and go out and get it.  Remember it is written in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 we don’t wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. You may have a natural problem but there needs to be a spiritual solution.
I am hearing from the Lord to develop your warrior spirit. You are so much much much stronger than you know and ALL of hell can’t stop what God has planned for you life. You are not in a position to speak lightly, praise infrequently and pray casually. For me personally I am NOT seeking from God what others are praying about so I can’t seek God the way others people are seeking Him. This is not just about getting..this is about relationship. This is about knowing more personally and truthfully His nature. His character and His personality. This is about out squeezing out every ounce of doubt, discouragement and fear with the truth of God’s word. This is about maintaining a position of faith at all times. You must meditate. confess, decree and then do it again and again. You are not speaking it TO make it happen but your faith is coming when you speak it. Plain and simple there are somethings available to you but you will see have to FIGHT for it. It will no easy but it is VERY possible. You have been doing everything you know you do. There is no unforgiveness in your heart. You are giving faithfully as you are able. You believe the word. You speak the word and still you are NOT seeing what you need to be see right now. I know. I understand. You need to know you are not doing anything wrong. Sometimes we think there is this perfect algebraic formula that we have to get right in order to receive from God. Yes there are principle to obey and order to follow but God is faithful even when we are not. The truth is that you just have to hold on and bear through…keep doing what you are doing and yes press in harder but still know that it is coming. Believe God that He will do what only He can do. I have seen God move for me in some mighty way these past few days. It was in INSIDE work but still I know He is in the miracle working business. God wants me to let some know today to PUT expectation in His word. In Jesus Name Be Blessed, Manie

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