FAITH

Ephesians 5:16 “Above all taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”

Faith is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of living as Christ did. To gain the abundant life we must use faith in every area of our lives. The book of Hebrews dedicated a whole chapter with 40 verses on the subject.

I am learning that faith is a powerful weapon that can disrupt the plans of the adversary. It has been hard to stay faithful when I am being beaten over and over again. But I must push on. The prize is worth it! My spiritual inheritance is worth it! I have to continue to fight the good fight of faith.

I hope this encourages someone to do the same. Iron sharpens iron. You are not alone!

Blessings to you,

Royal Butterfly

 

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Thankful

So today Abba Father confirmed His word over me.
I was overjoyed and extremely encouraged!

Things that were spoken were almost forgotten. The seeds planted seemed to NEVER bloom. Yet I have buds now! Glory to God O Most High!

I just wanted to say the wait is worth it! Do NOT give up! The Bible tells us to “not get weary in well doing.” He makes us wait for our good.

Be blessed.

Don’t be afraid to share TRUTH

The title is a command given by Abba Father. His Spirit is Holy. And the Spirit of Truth. Stop allowing fear of man keep you from sharing your testimony. Fear in the word when spoken in reference to the LORD means to respect Him.
He has allowed us to live through hardship and pain so we can overcome. We are to glorify Him by sharing what He brought us through. And exposing those who say they are of God and are not!
We can do this in love but many may not like it. Remember Christ said that we would be hated for His sake. If you exhalt Him He will draw all men unto Himself.
Don’t fear what man can do to you. Fear the LORD for He alone can put you in hell.

Blessings and peace to you!
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“It’s my party I can cry if I want to”

So it’s my birthday today! I am 21 again. Just kidding (add ten to that and you’ll get my age) Ssh!!!

Anywho so you read the title and you may be like what is she talking about? Well I’m going to be completely honest here. I’m not excited about my birthday! I have a few issues going on in my life and trying to “cast my cares” on the Highest. Yet something is stopping me.

If you have read my other posts you know my life has been a little rough. I dealt with abuse, trauma, and systematic racisim and poverty for a lot of my life. People close to me say that “I am too sensitive”.
I cry often. I’m angry more than happy and I have no trigger.

At least not a current one. So like the song lyrics say “it’s my party I can cry it I want to.” I want joy yet the things that bring me joy I cannot do or afford to visit.

As a youth I was diagnosed with PTSD and Manic Depressive Disorder also know as Bi-polar Depression. I had massive panic attacks, manic episodes and often thought about suicide. I was too chicken to try anything but the thoughts were there.

Over time I prayed and sought out help. I tried medicines and homeopathic remedy’s. If I’m honest nothing much has changed. I’m no longer having the attacks but the saddens and overpowering emotions are there.

I am sharing this with you to let you know that it’s okay to not be fine. Or not have it altogether. You are worthy of love and respect and matter much! Your impact on the world may not be seen but trust me you make it better!

I am singing “Happy birthday”to myself and I’m wiping away my tears.
I hope you are encouraged by these words!

Blessings to you!

Father’s day is a sad day for me

My daddy died March 2002 from congestive heart failure. I know that God is a Father to the fatherless. But I didn’t get a chance to grieve the loss of my dad. I miss him dearly.
My oldest son was born on my Dad’s birthday in 2009. It was hard for me because he favors my Dad so much.

To all the Father’s enjoy your day but please remember those who grieve their dads as well.

Thank you ☺️

Will the true sons of God stand up?

“Will the REAL sons of God please stand up?” That is what I am asking. We as children of the Most High God are to be in the world but not of the world. Are we truly different?

Let’s see. Does your church building have a place for single parents and the elderly? Does if over an outreach program to help with the needs you may have? How about life skills that teach you how to treat people how you’d like to be treated? If not maybe we all can learn a thing or two from reading the book of Acts and 1&2 Timothy.

I hear a lot “there is no perfect church”. Yet perfect in the Greek meant complete or whole not the same as in English. So as you just learned by reading my previous post (What is the church?) You are alone complete and whole in Christ.

If Christ is not the foundation then everything fails! Thus the reason why the real children of God needs to rise up in the Earth. We need to fight the good fight of faith and overtake and recover all the enemy has stolen! We need to set spiritual captives free! We need to declare “Thy Kingdom come, that will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Arise arise and put on strength!

What is the “Church”?

When you read the title of this you may have thought a place where believers gather weekly to worship. Or a place to experience the presence of God. Those are good but not totally correct.

Don’t kill the messenger. Please hear me out. The word of God says to us in Corinthians that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Later in the Holy book it says where two or more are gathered in my name there I am in the midst. I being the Most High God in the statement. Christ told us that if we abide in Him, while He is in the Father then the Father abides in us. Also we know that God is Love. And we should abide in Love.

So chruch in the book of Acts was a house or hidden place where believers ate a meal, sang praise to God and did miracles. Shoot even a jail was church.

Sadly America and other nations have lost sight of what church really is and should be. It has become a “charitable organization” ran by “donations” and faith. An agency of sorts. I would say to them in leadership as Christ Jesus did “He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying…” Come back to your first love. We are the body of Christ! No group of people are more worthy of the name “children of God” than the next. He came for the Jew and Gentile.

If you have opened the door to Christ Jesus then you are His Church. His Holy Spirit will lead and guide you into all truth. Let us not forget that “The truth shall set us free”!

Peace be unto you!

M.E.R.C.Y

Mercy Ever Reaching You. That is what mercy means for me. The Most High God through Himself in the form of the Christ, sought me out until I was found.
I was lost doing things my own way. The Bible says “There is a way that seems right into a man but that way leads unto death.” Here I was being in control of my own destiny and leading myself to an early grave. If not physically then spiritually. But MERCY called out my name and pursued endlessly after me.
God help me to see the error in doing for myself and allowing others to. He showed me that He will NEVER fail me or disown me. He showed me what true love is. (Read 1 Corinthians 13). His love is all that plus more!
If MERCY has called your name answer. Even if you are reluctant do it anyway. He’d not stop drawing you back unto Himself. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “I know the plans I have for you says the LORD plans of good and not of evil. To give you a hope and a future.” Christ in us is the hope of glory! Praise God! And the future is an everlasting life of abundance in Christ Jesus though the leading of the sweet Spirit of the Holy Ghost our Helper. He is with us always!
Let go of the reign of your life and give yourself to the One Wise God our Saviour. His mercy and love endures forever!

Seeing is NOT believing

Have you ever heard the saying “Seeing is believing?” I am certain that you have. What did it mean? What you see is truth maybe. Or if you can see it it must be real.

The Word of God tells us to walk by faith and not by sight. Yet many of us are led by what we see. I myself was trying to fit the beauty mode that the world said I should fit. I can tell you here and now that I stopped that mess. I was being lied too by the masses of hurt people who are in competition with each other and aren’t comfortable with themselves. I am now because I believe what 2 Corinthians 5:17 says. The NLT version says “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 

Bless Jesus. I don’t have to care about what I see. I am a mom of four beautiful bouncing boys! That six pack is doable but not going to be the death of me. And my 21 year old used van is getting us where we need to be. I have no need to keep up with the Jones’s nor Kardashian’s. Proverbs 31 says that beauty is fleeting but a woman who pleases the LORD shall be praised. 

Looks can be deceiving. Ambition can kill your spirit. Make your heart sick. And if you are not getting wisdom or understanding in all that getting then what is the use? Seeing is NOT believing because the lust of the eyes is just that lust. Lust is defined as a deep longing for something; addictive yearning. If that is ruling your life it can also ruin it.

Remember the Word says what good is it to gain the whole world and loose your soul!

Be blessed!