When I read Dr. King's letter from a Birmingham jail, I literally get chills. It leaves me with a question for you. What is important enough to you that would cause you to commit an act so bold and radical that you would put pen to paper and demand that your voice is heard and your story is told?
Today, I went to the park to edit a book, found a pavilion, sat on a bench and turned on my music. About 29 minutes into the process, this Caucasian guy with tattoos comes over with a cigarette in one hand and a book in the other. He said "Hi" and asked me how I was doing and I said "great."
About five minutes later, I turned and saw that he was laying down on the bench adjacent to me, and he was reading "I Declare," by Joel Osteen. I asked, "Is my music too loud for you?"
April is a significant month. During Holy Week, especially, believers everywhere are persecuted, simply because of their faith. Satan, in his deceptive and petty nature aims to take our attention off of the cross and what Jesus accomplished through his finished works - the death and resurrection, and so he turns up the heat on problems and persecution. In light of this, we thought it would be appropriate to wage a counterattack and focus our April theme on one that educates and inspires the body of Christ with promises that we inherited over 2,000 years ago. We are aiming to debunk the control and powers of the enemy (and religion) and instead promote relationship with Christ. Learn more about #ThePromisedLife series below.
I know we're supposed to love everyone, but can I be honest? Loving everyone and the things that came with those people caused a lot of trouble for me. I was a people pleaser, I was loyal to a fault, and I put up with things that threatened my peace, livelihood, finances and freedom.
This was my tragedy.
Last night after our Awakening call, we received a number of prayer requests from our 10 Blessings community who are in spiritual warfare regarding their finances, family, and health. This month, we have been studying the destructive spirit of Jezebel in a #FightingJezebel Awakening series.
Faith is a funny thing. You literally MUST believe & hold on to what you do not see. The enemy will send the spirit of depression and defeat to your doorstep every chance he gets. You cannot fight these thoughts with thoughts. You must declare the Word of God AND DEFEAT THE ENEMY WITH THE WORD. Below are Scriptures to help you defeat the enemy in your mind and common thoughts that may arise.