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Friday, March 22, 2019

Lana Vawser: "You're Moving from Anxiety to Ascension!" - The Elijah List

Lana Vawser: "You're Moving from Anxiety to Ascension!"

The Elijah List Mar 22, 2019
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This is very much a NOW word from the Lord through Lana Vawser. I know that people are wrestling with anxiety in the spirit and in the natural realm too.
Even those who are very sensitive in the spirit and operate in the discerning of spirits gifts have also picked up on anxiety happening in the Body and have been praying for it to GO!
Well, God has heard your prayers for breakthrough. Lana Vawser has picked up on this and shares this penetrating word:
Recently, I heard the Lord making this decree over many people in the Body of Christ: "FROM ANXIETY TO ASCENSION!" I saw the hand of God lifting many Believers from the chains of anxiety and as a result a mighty deliverance from anxiety was taking place in the Body of Christ.
Please take this refreshing word to heart and let God take you to a new ascension in the spirit that you've never experienced before! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)
Recently, I heard the Lord making this decree over many people in the Body of Christ: "FROM ANXIETY TO ASCENSION!" I saw the hand of God lifting many Believers from the chains of anxiety and as a result a mighty deliverance from anxiety was taking place in the Body of Christ.
I watched as the power of God set people free from a spirit of anxiety that was sent from the enemy to hinder them from moving into all God had for them. Where anxiety had taken root through traumas, past events and other areas, I saw the power of God bringing healing to their wounded hearts. Wherever the anxiety stemmed, I watched as a mighty move of the Lord brought freedom.
Rising to a Higher Level
Ascension is defined as: "the action of rising to an important position or a higher level." (Oxford English Dictionaries)
Not only is the Lord delivering many people from anxiety and bringing healing and freedom, but He is lifting His people high above the anxieties and cares of this world. There is a fresh wind of the Spirit of God bringing the people of God into a higher realm of vision, peace and rest in Jesus. There is a fresh wind of faith that is arising in the Body of Christ that is summoning God's people higher. (Photo via Unsplash)
There is an incredible shift taking place right now and anxiety is attempting to keep many Believers chained to the ground in areas where God has called them to fly!
I heard the Lord say, "Believe! Believe that the shift has arrived. Believe that I am mighty to save. Believe that I am mighty to deliver, and that this ANXIETY has reached its EXPIRATION DATE.
"There is a major shift of healing and freedom upon you! It's time to FLY! It's time to see this anxiety as not a part of your story anymore—in the place of bondage—but to see a new chapter turn in your life, where you have overcome anxiety and begin to partner with Me to see many others set free of the anxiety that has plagued them. The enemy has fought hard to keep you in the place of anxiety because of the power of your testimony to bring healing and freedom to others.
"Well, I decree over you today that the time where anxiety has hindered your life and assaulted your mind and body has come to an end. Now you shall know Me as healer and deliverer like never before."
The Lord showed me over the past few months that lots of people have been experiencing heightened anxiety. Some have been battling anxiety for a long time and it has intensified, while others are experiencing anxiety that they have never had before. But in all of the battles with anxiety the Lord was decreeing, "ASCENSION."
Can't You Talk Louder, God?
It is time for the rising up OUT of anxiety. It is the time of soaring higher, out of the anxiety that has stolen so much from many of you. It is time to move into a rest, a healing, a confidence in Him, a renewed sense of vision, a renewed hope, a renewed courage, a renewed joy and a renewed strength in Jesus. Anxiety has weakened many Believers in heart and body, but the Lord is decreeing that there shall now be a strengthening like you have never known before, rising up within you in the power of the Spirit. Not only will anxiety no longer plague you as the Healer, Jesus, steps in, but you will go forth in greater boldness and joy in all the Lord has called you to.
Creativity Will Increase and New Ventures Will Be Birthed
I heard the Lord decreeing loudly: "The GIANT of ANXIETY is coming down in the name of Jesus, as the tidal wave of My love flows in the lives of My people. As My nature is revealed as the All-Sufficient One and Protector in greater ways, My people will grow in stature in the Spirit as they step into greater realms of trust in Me, and in revelation of their identity and My power and faithfulness."
I then had a vision where I saw the earth begin to shake under the feet of those who have had such intense battles with anxiety. Suddenly, the ground began to crack open. I watched as springs began to burst forth from under ground and they sprung up like fountains. I heard the Lord say, "The SPRINGS OF CREATIVITY are now BURSTING FORTH."
As these springs of creativity burst forth, I heard the Lord say, "Can you hear the sound of NEW VENTURES being birthed? Can you hear the sound of NEW VENTURES being birthed?"
Not only are HUGE springs of creativity about to burst forth as these shackles of anxiety break off, but there are new ventures the Lord is birthing that are going to see you move forward, flowing in the creativity of God in new and fresh ways.These new and fresh ventures will not bring you great anxiety, but the flow of His creativity will be so strong that you will move in the slipstream of great joy and ease like never before. These new ventures flowing at His pace, with the shackles and strongholds of anxiety broken, will see greater fruit and blossoming than you have ever imagined. (Photo via Unsplash)
Anxiety is Not Your Portion
Friend, today, whether you have struggled with anxiety for the past week, month, year or decade, I want to encourage you: anxiety is NOT your portion. Peace is your portion. Joy is your portion.
I feel the Lord is wanting to encourage you to NOT take on anxiety as part of your identity. The Lord is bringing forth a fresh revelation of your identity in Him and He is bringing down the giant of anxiety in your life. Continue to invite Him in to deal with this assault against many of you and the areas in hearts and souls where anxiety has taken root. God does not condemn you. Repent for any way you have aligned with anxiety and worry, and know that these shackles and strongholds of anxiety have reached their expiration date.
God's decree over you is not anxiety. God's decree over you is you moving OUT of anxiety and into healing deliverance and freedom, and into greater ascension in Him like never before. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Lana Vawser
Lana Vawser Ministries
Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the Body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. 
Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the Body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with their family.
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Can't You Talk Louder, God?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You won't believe what this Muslim woman just said about the "Muslim Ban" - Israel Video Network

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Raheel Raza is a human rights activist and a practicing Muslim woman, and she gets it! People are protesting the so called “Muslim ban” without even understanding what the executive order says. They just protest anything that President Donald Trump says or does.
Raza is challenging YOU to READ THE FACTS! As she said, “It’s not a ban, and it’s not on Muslims.” She also said, “It’s about region, not religion.” Enough of the outcry. This is just a temporary solution to keep Americans SAFE from terror. It’s time to wake up!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Breaking Free From the Spirit of Inferiority - J. LEE GRADY CHARISMA MAGAZINE

Do you live under the spirit of inferiority?
Do you live under the spirit of inferiority? (iStock photo )

Breaking Free From the Spirit of Inferiority

Fire in My Bones, by J. Lee Grady
I grew up in the South, where football is a religion. Every boy I knew dreamed of becoming a star quarterback. When my relatives gathered for meals, the conversation usually revolved around whether Auburn would beat Alabama this year.
I felt like sliding under my chair during those moments. I was not a football player—and there was no chance of me becoming one. I didn't have big enough biceps to throw a 50-yard pass, and I didn't have the frame to tackle a 200-pound guy. I felt like a total wimp. I assumed that when God handed out physical talents, I was stuck at the back of the line.
Thankfully my lack of athletic skills didn't cripple me entirely. I had other abilities, like writing—and I ended up being the editor of my high school yearbook. But a cloud of inferiority followed me everywhere. No matter how successful I was in other areas, I branded myself a failure because I didn't measure up as an athlete.
It was only though the power of the Holy Spirit that I eventually overcame this painful sense of disqualification. But now I meet people every day who are slaves of inferiority. Some feel intellectually challenged; some struggle with a physical disability; others are terrified of speaking publicly because they are insecure about their appearance or weight. Others were bullied or abused, and the cruel words they heard on a playground or at the dinner table were stamped into their brains with a hot iron.
What about you? Do you find it difficult to describe your positive qualities? Are you haunted by labels that were pinned on you by parents, siblings, teachers or classmates? Were you ever called "stupid," "fatso," "dunce," "dork," "lazy," "slut," "queer" or the N-word? Words are like knives, and they can leave permanent scars. If inferiority is hindering you in your relationship with God and others, consider taking this journey toward healing:
1. Let God change your self-image. The Bible is full of stories of insecure people who ended up doing heroic things. God loves to use "powerless" people "to shame those who are powerful" (1 Cor. 1:27, NLT). Sarah was barren, yet God called her a mother of nations. Moses was a stutterer, yet God called him to confront Pharaoh. David was an embarrassment to his father before he became a king. If you feel inferior, you are in good company!
2. Bury the lies you've believed. False beliefs will not collapse without a fight. You must identify the lies you believe about yourself, and then renounce them. This is not something you can do alone; you must be willing to talk about your inferiority with a counselor, a pastor or trusted friends.
When I was in my 20s, I asked two friends to pray with me because I felt so inferior. This deep insecurity made me shy and fearful, but I wanted to be confident so that I could grow spiritually and discover my calling. That prayer meeting put me on a path toward full-time ministry that has taken me to 30 nations! I would have stayed in my prison of insecurity if those men had not helped me see that God had something important for me to do with my life.
3. Confess your new identity. Gideon felt like a weakling when the angel of the Lord came to him and announced: "The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior!" (Judges 6:12). At that point, Gideon was looking around and wondering, Who is this guy talking to?He did not believe he was a warrior! Yet God redefined Gideon's identity and eventually changed his name to Jerubbaal, which means (my paraphrase) "The devil is in trouble."
But it is not enough to simply believe in your heart that you are God's chosen instrument. You must boldly proclaim who you are now. Joel 3:10 declares: "Let the weak say, 'I am a mighty man.'" You must say it! If you were told you are a failure, say: "I am more than a conqueror." If you were told that you are fat and ugly, say: "I am my Beloved's, and His desire is for me" (Song 7:10). And keep saying it until you believe it!
4. Stop comparing yourself with others. At the core of sinful human nature is the desire to have what isn't ours. That's why one of the commandments God gave Moses was "Do not covet" (Ex. 20:17). We live in a culture that celebrates perfect beauty, athleticism, celebrity and wealth—and our media constantly reminds us of what we don't have by bombarding us with images (actually they are idolsof "perfect" people. Don't let those idols control you!
The media doesn't set the standard for us—God does. Instead of focusing on what you aren't, celebrate who God made you to be. If I had spent my life lamenting the fact that I couldn't make the football team, I would have never discovered the other talents God gave me.
5. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. You can never overcome mental strongholds of worthlessness and inferiority in your own strength. It is the Holy Spirit who changes us. Just as He convicts us of sin and purifies our motives, He also strips away the lies we have believed about ourselves and heals us from the words and experiences that crippled us. Ask Him to fill you so full that those lies can't hang around any longer.
If inferiority has gripped your soul, you can say this prayer now: "Lord, You are more powerful than any label that has ever been put on me. I renounce the lies that I have believed about myself. I am not weak; I am strong in You. I am not stupid; I have Your wisdom. I am not worthless; You died on the cross to redeem me. Thank You that because I am in Christ, I am a new creation. I am not bound by my old identity—I have a new identity in Jesus. Help me to see myself the way You see me—as Your beloved child and as a powerful, anointed, gifted disciple. Amen.
J. Lee Grady is the former editor of Charisma. You can follow him on Twitter at leegrady. He is the author of several books including 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, 10 Lies Men Believe, Fearless Daughters of the Bible and The Holy Spirit Is Not for Sale. You can learn more about his ministry, The Mordecai Project,
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Do Not Despise Small Beginnings – An Incredible True Story That You May Find Hard To Believe - Michael Snyder THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Michael Snyder

Posted: 18 Feb 2016   Michael Snyder  THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Well, I would like to share a little bit of my journey with you, and hopefully this will inspire someone out there.  We live in a day and age when you don’t have to be a celebrity to make a difference.  

I know this is true because ten years ago I was about as anonymous as you could possibly get.  I was newly married and working as a lawyer in the heart of Washington D.C. not too far from the White House.  That may sound glamorous to you, but it definitely was not.  Approximately one out of every 12 residents of D.C. is a lawyer according to some estimates, and so they are a dime a dozen.  And my work was about as meaningless as you could get.  If there was a lawyer version of a toilet scrubber, that would have been me.  Nobody knew who I was, and nobody cared who I was.  I was having no real measurable impact on the world around me, but I wanted to.  I just didn’t know how.

In 2008, I started to look into something called blogging.  I learned that there were more than a million blogs already on the Internet by that time, and so I had no idea why anyone would possibly want to read anything that I had to say, but I decided to try it.  I began with a few free Blogger blogs, and my readership in those days could have been measured with a magnifying glass.

But I stuck with it.

And that is one of the keys to success in any area of life.  So many people give up if they don’t have immediate success.  And that is so sad, because all “overnight success stories” had to start somewhere. So do not despise small beginnings – they can ultimately lead to something great.

Eventually my readership began to grow, and the real turning point for me came when I left the legal world at the end of 2009 and started The Economic Collapse Blog.  Of course that had very humble beginnings as well.  The first month the site was live I only had about 4,800 pageviews.  But that was a whole lot more than I had before.

Very early on I decided that I was going to try to put out the highest quality articles that I could possibly write, and people really responded to that.  They knew that they weren’t getting straight answers about the economy from the mainstream media, and they were seeking out alternative sources of information.  We have seen the “alternative media” absolutely explode in recent years, and I am proud to be part of that revolution.

In early 2010, my wife and I decided to take a leap and move across the country to a little town outside of Seattle, Washington.  We didn’t really have much money, so it was kind of a crazy thing to do.  But we felt called to do it, so by faith we packed up our lives and moved all the way across the continent.  We figured that I could make a little money writing and she could make a little money painting furniture and we could figure out a way to survive somehow.

We spent a little over a year out near Seattle, and during that time The Economic Collapse Blog started to grow by leaps and bounds.  We also had other websites such as End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News that were really starting to grow as well, and so we felt secure enough to seek out a more permanent home.  That was always the plan anyway, because we wanted to get away from the large population centers.

God eventually led us to a wonderful home in the mountains in a very isolated part of the northwest United States.  And my wife and I both agree that this is the best place that either of us have ever lived.  We absolutely love the peace and quiet, and the view that we have across the valley is priceless.  I could have very easily sat up on that mountain living a very quiet life for the rest of my days and been very happy.

But God had other things in mind for us.  When we moved up there, we believed that God was instructing us to prepare for what He wanted us to do.  So we studied, and we prayed and we kept working on our websites.  And then we studied, and we prayed and we worked some more.  We never knew what kinds of doors God was going to open up for us.  By faith we just tried to do what we believed that He was instructing us to do.

And of course many of you already know about the amazing doors that God has been opening up for us over the past few years.  He is doing things that I never even would have imagined asking Him to do.

The reason why I am sharing all of this is to say that if someone like me can be used to make a difference, so can you.

If a completely anonymous Washington D.C. lawyer can move to the mountains in the middle of nowhere and be used to touch millions of lives all over the planet, that just shows that all things are possible with God.

Of course not everyone has a talent for writing.  But we all have some way to make a difference.  Individually, each one of us in limited, but collectively we can make a massive difference in this world if we are willing to work together.

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a rock star someday, but to this day I still don’t have any musical talent.  However, there are people out there with amazing gifts in that area, and I often find myself in awe of their talents.

Other people can make a different in other areas.  What some people are about to do with YouTube videos absolutely amazes me.  Others write gripping novels or host amazing radio shows.  And yet others organize street protests or get heavily involved in local politics.

We all have different gifts and abilities, and we all have ways that we can make a difference.
Part of my message is to warn people about the incredibly hard times that are coming, but part of my message is also to give hope to people so that they can come through those hard times.

You may choose to curse the darkness when it comes, but I plan on lighting a candle. No matter how bad things get, I will not bend, I will not break and I will not fear.  It is when times are the darkest that the greatest heroes are needed, and we need people that are going to be willing to face the great challenges that are coming with tremendous strength and courage.

Even in the midst of all of the chaos and all of the darkness, my wife and I believe that the greatest chapters of our lives are still ahead of us.

And we invite you to work with us to make a difference.  God took the broken pieces of my life and turned them into a beautiful thing, and He can do the same thing for you. No matter how hard things may seem right now, please do not give up.

It’s not over.

In fact, your future is only just beginning, and all things are possible.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

People are looking for something good to believe in...

"People are looking for

something good to believe in, to stand on, to support,

in their knowing that what they believe is what they

should believe, no matter what the surrounding

culture says otherwise. Or is trying to push down their

throat and into their minds.

People still believe in supporting Israel, the family,

and the good things that God, our Lord and Savior

Jesus Christ, has given to us to enjoy."

Steve Martin
Mountain Top View, page 18

Monday, January 6, 2014

CBN News - How to Have a Highly Happy Marriage

How to Have a Highly Happy Marriage

ATLANTA -- Do you believe you can be really happy in your marriage? It turns out most couples who are share much in common, and the traits that make them happy can be pretty easy to learn.

That's the word from best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn in her new book, The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages.

The Atlanta resident and Harvard-trained researcher has gathered comprehensive data and research about really satisfied husbands and wives. What she found is that these couples share a few key attitudes and actions.

She reveals these traits, and shows how you can put them to work making your own marriage "highly happy" because they're just not that complex.

Believe the Best

The first in Feldhahn's list of importance: believe the best of your spouse - no matter what happens. Choosing to believe they care for you turns almost any situation positive.

Feldhahn's husband and sometimes co-author learned this from his own experience.
"I knew that I could trust her," Jeff Feldhahn said as he sat next to his wife for this CBN News interview. "I knew that she had my best interests, I knew that she loved me. And so I would believe the best."

Shaunti Feldhahn said when they hit a snag, "The happiest couples go, 'Okay, they couldn't have meant it. They love me and let's move on.' It makes a huge difference when you assume the best."

Going 'All-In'

Her research includes what's made the 27-year union of Kim and Sabrina Moore work so well.

Feldhahn told CBN News that this Georgia couple personifies another of those traits that bring long-term joy: they went "all in."

There's no escape route or any thought of the "d" their marriage. They don't keep secret cash accounts in case the relationship crumbles.

Kim described to CBN News the result of not going all in.

"Death - because it creates a wedge," he said. "God has designed for marriage to be complete intimacy. And you can't have intimacy if you have hidden pockets of things you're holding and hiding from each other."

Sabrina credited the "all in" decision both made as a major reason their marriage just keeps getting better over the decades.

"We're happier now than we've ever been," she declared.

The Little Things

Another trait the happiest couples share is that they don't forget the little things that actually make a big difference - like wives thanking their husband and letting him know they really appreciate his efforts.

"Saying that to a guy is his equivalent of saying 'I love you,'" Feldhahn said.

Husbands also need to take their wife's hand, leave her thoughtful messages, and not be afraid of public displays of affection, like putting an arm around her.

"All those things convey that 'I'm choosing you all over again,'" Jeff Feldhahn stated.

And husbands need to learn how to quickly get out of a bad mood.

Jeff learned how important that was when he realized how insecure his dark moods could make Shaunti about the health of their relationship. They would put a cloud over his whole household.

Just as Christians learn to command their souls to rejoice in harsh circumstances, Jeff has learned to command his heart to pull out of dark moods.

Shaunti told CBN News that has made her feel so much more secure when spats or negative things come up.

"When he makes the effort to pull himself out of the funk and to not be grumpy, not be morose, it's like, 'Whew, this isn't going to go in this really bad direction," Shaunti said.

No to Unrealistic Expectations

Another action of the highly happy: they refuse to hold any unrealistic expectations about their mate. That's because if your spouse can't realistically meet your expectations, then you can't ever really be happy with them.

Sabrina Moore admitted she had this problem coming into her marriage with Kim.

"There were expectations from her toward me that I had no idea were there," Kim said. "So there was resentment that began to build up because she was saying, 'He should know this,' and I didn't."

"There would be this wedge and this wall between us that he couldn't comprehend," Sabrina said of those early days. "And I couldn't comprehend that he couldn't comprehend."

Kim said of marriage, "Your expectations have to change coming into this thing."

These attitudes and actions are just a few of those highlighted in Feldhahn's new book. She pointed out the research in it proves without a doubt the homes that practice them will be joy-filled.

And struggling couples can use them to turn their marriages around.

The Divorce Myth

The Feldhahns wanted to point out one other truth: the 50 percent divorce rate is a myth. About 80 percent of couples thrive and survive, not a measly half.

Shaunti said knowing that can make a real difference when you hit the hard patches that every marriage inevitably faces.

"If you know most marriages do make it, most marriages are happy, it's a completely different feeling: like 'you know what? Statistically, we're going to be just fine,'" Shaunti explained. "We can get through this because most people do.'"

So the facts show the reality is you have no reason to be fatalistic about your marriage. Every couple has it in their power to make their partnership one that can truly be called "highly happy."

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"You Must Believe!" - Robbie Phillips (Present Word Ministries) - English & Spanish

Robbie & Betty Phillips, 
with Abbi & Betty Maley Phillips

 Present Word Ministries
‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches’

July 8 & 9, 2013

 "You Must Believe!"
But without faith it's impossible to please Him, for whoever comes to God must believe
that He exists and that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!
– Hebrews 11:6

            It seems to me like I've been in a 'difficult place' in my walk with the Lord for quite some time now. By 'difficult place' I mean one of those seasons where nothing's working, nothing's happening, God's not answering, life's come to a standstill, so that the only song that seems to have any relevance is "Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me"!

            If you've been in the Lord for any length of time, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You dial heaven and ask to please speak with the Lord; the angel who answers says He's "not available right now" and "would you please call back at a later time". The second time you call you get a Busy Signal. On your third attempt you get a recording: "This number is no longer in service."

            Enter Hebrews 11:6. There's a little 'four-letter word' there that's discomfiting when you're in the difficult place. It's that little word 'must'. Anyone who comes to God . . . MUST believe (1) that God exists to begin with, and (2) that He's a Rewarder of those who diligently seek . . . HIM (ie, He's not a Rewarder of those who merely seek His 'rewards' while disregarding seeking Him).

            "MUST Believe." "MUST." Hmm. This is a word both to Christians (ie, supposedly believers) and to non-Christians (ie, supposedly non-believers) alike. The Holy Spirit does not say here:

            "It would be so neat if when you come to God you might consider believing Him!"

            "If you'd just believe God – He would be so relieved!"

            "How noble and magnanimous of you to choose to believe God!"

            "I'd be so honored and pleased if you'd believe Me!"

            "Please . . . please . . . I entreat you: Please believe Me. Please!"

            Nope. Nyet. Nicht. Nein. Nada. Negatory. No. The above-mentioned four-letter word is simply, MUST – whether you're a believer or non-believer the demand is ever the same – MUST. No discussion, no excuses, no exceptions, no exemptions, no substitutions. MUST Believe Him/in Him. MUST.

            When you're in the difficult place, the challenge is to . . . Believe. (1) That God IS there ("He exists"), so that you believe that He hasn't forgotten you. AND to Believe: (2) That He is a Rewarder if you 'hang tough' with your faith and keep pressing in to Him.

            Believing in Him isn't Optional. You MUST believe in Him. 

You MUST cast off Disbelief. It is DISPLEASING to Him for you to entertain Doubting about Him. No matter what your Emotions say, no matter how 'good' it feels and how inwardly 'warm and fuzzy' it may be to be cast down and depressed, you MUST reject and resist that tendency – and with jaw-tightened, teeth-clenched, fist-closed Fierce Resolve, you MUST Declare your Belief in Him and His ability to reward. 

And you MUST do it over-and-over, resolutely standing in your Faith. There's no other way to PLEASE GOD.

            You Must Believe in Him. You simply . . . MUST.

Robbie Phillips 
Columbia, SC

For our Hispanic Friends!!

Present Word Ministries (Ministerios de La Palabra Presente)
"El que tiene oído, oiga lo que el Espíritu dice a las iglesias"
8 de julio y 9 de julio 2013
"Tiene que creer"

Y sin fe es imposible agradar a Dios. Porque es necesario que el que se acerca a Dios a crea
que El existe, y que recompensa a los que Lo buscan
-- Hebreos 11:6
            Me parece que yo he estado en un "lugar difícil" en mi caminar con el Señor por un buen rato.  Con la frase "lugar difícil" quiero decir que es uno de estas temporadas cuando nada funciona y nada está sucediendo; Dios no está contestando; la vida ha llegado un tope para que la única canción que tenga correspondencia con mi situación sea "Pesadumbre, desesperación, y agonía para mí".
            Si usted ha estado con el Señor por un espacio del tiempo, usted sabe de lo que estoy hablando.  Usted marca el número telefónico del cielo y pide, por favor, hablar con el Señor; el ángel que contesta y dice, "Él no está disponible ahora" y " por favor llame más tarde".  La segunda vez usted llama, usted llega el tono de ocupado.  En el tercero intento, usted llega una grabación: "Este numero está afuera del servicio".
            Entra Hebreos 11:6.  Hay "una palabra de cuatro letras [en inglés, 'must' o tener que]" que está presente y está incomodándole cuando usted está en un lugar difícil.  Es la pequeña frase "tiene que".  Cada quien que se acerca a Dios. . . . TIENE que creer (1) que Dios existe en el primer lugar, y (2) que Él es un Recompensador [él que recompensa] de aquellos que le buscan. . . . . a Él (i.e., Él no es un Recompensador de aquellos que meramente buscan a sus 'galardones' mientras le pasan por alto a Él mismo).
            "TIENE que creer".  "TIENE que. . . "  Hmm.  Esta es una palabra para cristianos (supuestamente, los creyentes) y para los no-cristianos (i.e., supuestamente, no-creyentes) mutuamente.  El Espíritu Santo no dice aquí:
            "Seria bonito que cuando usted se acerca a Dios, tal vez, podría considerar creer en Él".
            "Si usted creería en Dios -- Él sería tanto tranquilizado".
            "¡Cuán noble y magnánimo de usted escoger a creer en Dios!"
            "Sería yo tanto honrado si usted creería en Mí".
           ¡Por favor, por favor, Te ruego: Por favor, créeme.  Por favor!
            De ninguna manera. Nyet. Nicht. Nein. Nada. Negativo. No.  La frase de arriba de 'tiene que' sencillamente es TIENE que -- si usted es creyente o no-creyente la exigencia es igual -- TIENE que.  No discusión, no excusas, no excepciones, no exenciones, no sustituciones.  TIENE que creer en Él.  TIENE que.
            Cuando usted llega a ese lugar difícil, el reto es. . . . creer.  (1) que Dios está presente ("Él existe"), para que crea que Él no se haya olvidado de usted.  Y creer: (2) que Él sea un 'Recompensador' si usted 'aguanta firme' con su fe y continúa acercándosele a Él.
            El creer en Él no es una opción.  TIENE que creer en Él.  TIENE que echar afuera la incredulidad.  No es agradable a Él para usted seguir dudando.  No importa lo que sus emociones digan.  No importa cuan bueno se sienta y cuan bueno sea de ser desconsolado y deprimido, TIENE que rechazar y resistir esta tendencia -- y con mandíbula apretada, con los dientes apretados, con el puño cerrado con determinación feroz, TIENE que declarar su creencia en Él y en Su habilidad de recompensar.  Y TIENE que hacerlo una vez y otra vez, resolutamente, siendo firme en su fe.  No hay otra manera para agradar a Dios.
            Tiene que creer en Él.  Usted sencillamente, TIENE que creer.