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.
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.
In working with various virtual and neighborhood communities, we've learned that both brokenness and a sense of unawareness or darkness are what hinder many believers from experiencing complete wholeness and freedom. This year, 10 Blessings Inspiration is accepting the charge to help our communities become complete and awakened in Christ through bible-based teaching, prayer, and fellowship.
A couple of nights ago, at a small, spirit-filled church in North Carolina, I met Ms. Clara whose daughter Shawntee was stabbed to death by her boyfriend as a result of domestic violence 4 years ago. This week, while in court, Ms. Clara found the courage and faith to look her daughter's murderer in the eyes and say, "I forgive you."