Thursday, April 17, 2014
praise WILL confuse the ENEMY...
Praise is defined as -Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration. Praise is the antecedent that washes your sin away, praise is the invitation of God's arrival, praise is the connection of communication between your prayer life and your standard with God!
:: Food for thought...::
Could it be... that you are going through so much HELL and high water because there is something that is inside of you that is about to be produced? ((now after reading that: you're probably like,"but I've been going through, I can't get a break...")) Are you about to lose your mind, lose your "ligion," can't catch a break, struggling financially, in a season of isolation. Friends have turned their back, family is no where to be found---> nothing is lining up, and satan is just picking on you like you are some puppet? Truth be told: seems like your prayers aren't being answered, you go to church every Sunday and God is still being silent,trying to live right and thirst after righteousness but NOTHING is happening! You hear sermons after sermon: "well if you just hold on, God's about to turn it around," things are about to work in your favor, keep fasting, keep praying..." and then NOTHING seems to happen... because it seems as if the sermon only gets you hype for a second, and the situation has consumed your salvation??! But get this: even though you THINK nothing is happening: YOUR PRAISE is CONFUSING THE ENEMY!
Every time you lift your hands in surrender to God--- satan is like "dang, I thought I had you but you still have your hands raised?" Every time you open up your mouth with a THANK YOU JESUS; satan is looking around like didn't I just tell you, that you're not worth anything? didn't I just tell you that you can't be forgiven? Didn't I just make you think that you were going through depression? But you are still lifting your hands? You are still going to praise GOD?" Could it be that God just wants to COVER you in your circumstance? God knows what you can bare, and will never put more on you than what you can bare! --- The word says: NO weapon FORMED against you shall prosper! (( the weapons will form, but they will not prosper! )) Don't you know you WIN! Stop walking around like you are defeated!
So now when YOU find yourself not feeling worthy, when you find yourself broke in your spirit--- just lift your hands and Begin to PRAISE HIM...
:: now that you know ::
... it's one thing to give God your praise, but many people are just going through the motion of praise-- well, how you know that people are just going through the motion? If nothing is shifting in the atmosphere you must be going through the motion! Because it says that God inhabits the Praise of His people! Stop going through the motions of PRAISE.. (( Lifting your hands only when you feel like it, shouting when the preacher says shout, saying Hallelujah when the praise and worship leader tells you too.. this isn't SIMON says: You need to be in a place in your life, that your praise elevates you to the very heart of GOD! When you are elevated, and when you Begin to praise: Strongholds are destroyed, when you begin to praise chains are broken, when you begin to praise, you become closer to God! Deliverance takes place in your praise, healing takes place when you praise! Even when you don't feel like praising God just think about all the stuff that COULD have happened to you.. but God didn't let it be... why?? BECAUSE YOU ARE COVERED! PRAISE WILL CONFUSE THE ENEMY! Going through depression but you still have your hands raised? Addicted to drugs, sex, alcohol, facebook, twitter? But you still find yourself in worship? Feeling unworthy, don't think you're going to make it but you are still praying and believing! You must believe that something greater is inside of you, if you can still lift your hands! The saying says that you get "double for your trouble..." It is NOT over until God says it's over! "The BEST is yet to come!" Open up your mouth and reach down into the very depths of your soul and give God A RIGHT NOW PRAISE that He has placed in you!
PRAISE WILL CONFUSE THE ENEMY!
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!—Psalm 150:1-6
As always let love, have love, be LOVED!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
1. It perfects your posture
Got problems with your posture? The American Chiropractic Association found that 31 million Americans can experience low-back pain at any moment, and that poor posture can definitely cause and complicate that pain.
Weight lifting can help with that, Sally reveals that one of the biggest changes you will see from lifting weights, will be in your posture.
"We are abusing our posture with our desk-bound lives. We’re sitting hunched over with our backs rounded, our shoulders are protruding forwarded, we’re not using our leg muscles. Within a few weeks of lifting weights your posture is totally different.", says Sally.
2. Weights shape your muscles
Weight lifting tackles your muscles in a completely different way to any other exercise and as a result, Sally says "weight training can give your limbs and muscles a really nice shape".
But it isn't just about shape. Building your muscles is also integral to a healthy lifestyle and can help with anything from avoiding injury to burning extra calories. Lean muscle, because it is metabolically active, burns calories even when you're not in the gym. Lovely stuff.
3. It prevents injury
If you don't use your muscles often enough, they'll be more prone to injury, it just makes sense. Typically people who just run or cycle without any weight training, can expect to get injured along the way pretty quickly as the muscles that surround the joints don't get the strength training they need. This is why all major athletes will have some form of weight training element within their training schedules.
"If those muscles aren’t working properly and not supporting your joints properly then injury is almost inevitable. Weight training maintains muscle strength too," says Sally.
4. It helps you with ANY other sport
Which brings us to our next point. If you're an athlete or training for any major running event, weight training will actually help you improve within that sport too!
5. It will improve your self esteem
It makes sense that getting fitter will make you feel better about yourself but there's something about weight training that goes beyond that. Power. Yes, cardio will make you lose weight but could you lift a chair above your head? We don't think so.
Sally says: "There are physical changes but the thing that people talk to me most about most is how they feel about what they are capable of. They lift weights they never thought they’d lift off the floor. That feeling of progress and doing something that you previously thought super-human. People become their own inspiration."
6. It burns a LOT of fat
Think cardio, cardio, and more cardio is the best way to blast your fat? Wrong.
Although fat burning isn't the main aim of weight lifting, pumping all that iron reduces your body fat faster than you might think. The LDN Muscle fitness team explain: "Weight training also burns more calories than steady state cardio during and after the session, and is a lot less boring than cardio sessions!"
In fact, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who completed a 60 minute weight training workout burned an average of 100 more calories in the 24 hours afterwards than those who hadn't touched a single weight.
7. It super-charges your metabolism
Another major asset to replacing that fat with all this new muscle is that your metabolism naturally increases. "Building lean muscle is also vital in boosting your metabolic rate as you age," says the LDN Muscle team.
8. It's really safe
It might not look it, but lifting weights is a lot safer than you might think. "A lot of people are afraid of injuring themselves but really there’s no reason why lifting weights should be any more dangerous than anything else. There’s nothing intrinsically dangerous about it." explains Sally.
So there's no reason why beginners can't start right this minute! Just make sure you have a trained professional assist you when you first start. Sally has her own class Ladies Who Lift that specializes in women lifting weights from beginner to advanced levels, so check them out.
9. It maintains bone strength
Not many of us will think about our bone strength and by the time we need to, no amount of downing cartons of milk will save us.
Unfortunately, brittle bones is something that causes us girls a lot of aggro when we're old and you guessed it, "any weight training strengthens your bones and that’s so important".
10. It boosts your confidence
Sally says that being a strong, healthy woman is the ultimate confidence boost and nothing does this like lifting weights.
"It gives you an inner confidence. This traditional idea of women being these delicate, skinny creatures is very, very outdated."
11. You'll have a healthy old age
Want to be healthy and happy in your old age? Weight training will give you a massive advantage and the good news is, Sally says it's never too old to get into weights (she sees a lot of forty to fifty year olds in her classes).
"With things like strength, the earlier you start, the healthier and stronger the body will be throughout life. If you can get into them early, you’re going to have a much healthier old age. It’s never too late, you can make a lot of progress in your forties, fifties and even sixties."
12. It's the only way to improve your speed
If you want to increase your power and speed, you have to do exercise with resistance and some kind of load on them otherwise you won’t make any progress. The major mistake people make is training with the same weights for weeks. Our body will adapt to that after a few weeks so you have to keep changing.
Sally says: "The muscles you use when you want to accelerate, take your glutes for example, they’re designed for short bursts of power like sprinting and jumping, the stronger they are, the faster you can go and the further you can jump. Sprinting on it’s own can’t develop those muscles efficiently."
13. You'll look AMAZING
"Different people have different notions of what’s feminine, for me women look their best when they look fit, healthy, and capable," says Sally. We couldn't agree more.
14. There is NO reason not to
Seriously, if you'd listen, we could keep on going about how good weight training is all day. With benefits like these, there's really no reason not to get to the weights pronto.
“I think the reason why a lot of women don’t do weight training is because they’re not aware of all the benefits. There’s literally no downside, it’s all upside. I can’t think of anything in your physical being that wouldn’t be improved. You’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose.”, Sally says.
What do you think? Inspired to take up weight lifting alongside your normal gym routine? Tweet us at @wewomenUSA if you'll be heading to the weights section soon!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Many, many times, Pastors, Preachers, Evangelists, Teachers do NOT teach about all that Jesus has done for us for today, in the here and now, and not just for everlasting life through our Salvation by his Saving Grace.
In John 10:10, Scripture says that Jesus "came that we might have life and have it more abundantly". That means for "today"...there are benefits that we received when we accepted Him as our own personal Savior that we are not being taught. That same verse of Scripture also goes on to say that " the ‘thief' (the devil) came to steal, kill, and destroy".
If you will read this and read this until God can reach you down in your spirit man, you will understand that the devil is constantly coming after us to rob us and to destroy all he can, and even to kill us, but Jesus came to give us L I F E and THAT more ABUNDANTLY. We don't have to allow the enemy to take things from us and to interrupt our lives and to steal our joy and peace. (And, I want to say here that the only way that the devil can do these things to us is if we allow him to)
If we are saved and walking with the Lord, and abiding in Him and living as Righteously as we can, the devil may ‘try' to interrupt us and cause problems, but if we hold onto the hand of the Lord, he cannot reach us. I have found out through my walk with the Lord that if I Praise His Name, the devil cannot come in and get between me and God. God inhabits the praises of His people. That means that He is right there with us and is living and dwelling right in the middle of our Praise.
Even when things are going wrong and it doesn't look like you are going to make it, don't give up......keep on Praising the Lord.....Thank Him for the bad as well as the good. Romans 8:28 tells us that "all things work together for good for those who love God, and who are the called according to His purpose". He is God on the mountain and He is God in the valley.....and if we will trust Him in all things, He is faithful to always come through for us.
If He brings us to a thing, He will take us "through" it.
I shared a little of my background with you, above, in order to get you to be able to look back at your life, and to ponder the thought of the expression:
"What you don't know can't hurt you". Now, there are those who are comfortable with that, and some of you will really take hold of this message, and will actually be hungry for more.
You see, we have found throughout our years in Ministry that many, many churches are out there and ONLY teaching and preaching Salvation, That is good, but it is not all that matters. Jesus did SO MUC MORE for all of us when He died on the Cross that day. Yes!! He died for mine and your Salvation, and He suffered horribly; but, if you are not aware that He did oh so much more, then you need to be studying your Bible more. When you study it, you will find for yourself all that He did for you.
If you are not in a church that teaches about ALL that He did for you IN ADDITION to your Salvation, you probably need to find a Pastor somewhere who IS teaching about healing, and deliverance, and miracles.
There are Pastors that DO teach this, and will actually practice laying on of hands for your healing and deliverance so that you can be totally free of all the demonic oppression and bondage that a lot of times, we are found entwined in.
We feel that these are the last days, and Jesus IS coming back soon, and we need to be aware of ALL that He did for us, and how to combat some of the things that come our way. We need to realize that there is a spiritual force that affects each of us ,,,,,, and there are ways in which we can combat this "force", whom we have come to call our enemy. It is imperative for this time to be equipped with the knowledge of how the enemy operates, and then to be able to put on our armor that is needed to defeat the enemies advances.
In Ephesians, Chapter 6, the Bible talks about our "putting on the full armor of God".....a lot of folk have not been taught these things. Some of us know a little about it, but it is important for all of us to be aware of the devil's tactics that he uses against us, and then to be able to combat him with that "full armor of God".
These days are different than any that have ever been before, and there are more ways in which the enemy comes at us during these times. Folks, it is not going to get any easier, as a lot of what is going on in the world now HAS to happen.....it has been prophesied (predicted) in the Bible. I want to admonish you that whenever there is something evil or wicked that comes against us, there is always a way to defeat it. The answer is in the WORD!!
If we are not taught these things, and we do not search them out for ourselves, the battles we face today, and will face tomorrow, will be a lot harder to fight.
We teach about Spiritual Warfare........and NO!! We are not way "out there". We just realize that God is a Spirit, He lives in Heaven, which is in the Spiritual Realm........regardless of what you may think, we DO have an enemy, and he has evil spirits which he uses against us, and they also live in the heavenlies.....also in the Spiritual Realm.
People, just because you cannot ‘see' the wind does not mean that it is not there. Even though you cannot see the wind, it is known to do much damage. It is the same with the spiritual entities and forces which are used against us....just because you cannot see them does NOT mean they are not there. We are constantly being attacked or accused, or interrupted in some way in our daily lives by them......we just are so used to seeing things in the ‘natural‘, that we do not see things in the ‘spiritual'. We MUST learn to see ALL things that happen in the ‘spiritual' before the ‘natural' and to realize what it is that is causing a lot of our problems, etc.
Once we grab ahold of the fact that things are sometimes coming through the spiritual realm, we will be a lot more wise about how to combat them. There is ALWAYS to defeat our foe.......read the Bible,,,ask your Pastor....if he doesn't know or is unwilling to talk to you about it, find a church that has a Pastor that DOES KNOW and will talk to you about it.
I am in hopes that this has reached some of you in a way that has never reached you before. This is exactly what we need to be aware of for this time.
I would like to admonish each of you to read Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39, and to also read Matthew Chapters 24 and 25. This would be a good place to start and to try to line up things that are happening in our world today with what these Scriptures say. Then, go to Ephesians Chapter 6 and read and learn more of what we are up against.
This is probably enough to leave you with for the purpose of this teaching, but as you reference some of the material, I believe you will be more able to understand some of the things that have happened to you before, and to your loved ones in the past (or sometimes, at present). The more knowledge you have the more weapons you will have to fight with. Remember, that what you DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!!!!
May God bless each of you through this message.
By HARVEST TIME DELIVRANCE MINISTRIES
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Of course, family and friends are essential, but establishing a healthier relationship with yourself is the foundation on which all other relationships, be it with family, friends, coworkers or romantic partners, grow from.
Anywhere and everywhere you turn, you’re likely to find all sorts of “remedies” to feel better about yourself…and most of them come with a price tag. But what about the things we can’t buy?
To truly feel better about you, and truly celebrate your “greatest love”, you need to:
1. Believe that you’re great! Get a pen and paper, sit down, and list your assets. Write down everything you know about yourself that makes you special and unique. This might include your beautiful eyes, to your different talents, your achievements and even your goals and dreams. Analyze which ones you want to improve on or develop – and then make an effort to follow through and let yourself grow as a person.
2. Do YOU. Stop trying to be who others want you to be. Stop trying to earn love, acceptance and validation. Be the distinctive person you are. You are who you are, and it is important to know that you ARE enough. Yes, we can improve and grow, but we must allow our own uniqueness to always shine through.
3.Stop blaming yourself. Don’t make other peoples thoughts, feelings or actions about YOU. Don’t take responsibility (or blame yourself) for what another person may do, say or think. You are only responsible for your own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and choices, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
4. Be good to yourself. Practice healthy behaviors, and do things that bring you pleasure, peace, and joy. Eat right. Take your vitamins. Go to the doctor. Exercise. Laugh. Play. Read. Develop yourself. Do positive things to make yourself feel good, as opposed to succumbing to negative things like drugs and alcohol for a temporary, and often harmful, possibly even fatal, quick fix. Acknowledge and honor that you deserve and need to take care of yourself.
5. Stop comparing yourself to other people. One of the worst things we can do from a confidence standpoint is compare ourselves to others, especially when looking at something they may have that we don’t. Instead, OWN your talents and gifts. Nothing good comes from jealousy or envy. Instead, look deep inside and be proud of who YOU are and what you bring to the table that no one else does.
6. Adopt your own personal style. When you feel that you look good, you have natural confidence. So wear clothes and other accessories that makes you feel good. Own your style and be proud of it. Never force yourself to wear something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
7. Treat yourself like the special person you are. Give yourself the occasional bar of gourmet chocolate (wrapped in a nice red bow), or splurge on that extra-long massage you’ve been thinking about. Send yourself flowers (put “from a secret admirer” on the card if you’d like).
8. Write a mission statement. You were born for a reason. So what’s your mission? Why are you here? What does life want from you? Write down your thoughts on who you really are and are meant to be, and spend your time walking down the path you’ve set.
One last little tip to always remember: The only person who really decides what you’re worth is YOU…others simply follow your lead.
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