Discerning the spirits
Hello brothers and sisters,
I just wanted to share a very important revelation from The Lord.
We ARE IN THE END TIMES. And it’s time to WAKE UP. Be alert. There are anti-Christs pretending to be one of us in the churches today. EVEN LEADERS! Do not believe every teaching you hear about “God” or “Jesus” satan knows God is real and so is Jesus but will not CONFESS that Jesus who has come in the flesh is from God. I would encourage and remind all of us in the body to test the spirits and ask each other this no matter how long we have known each other in the faith for. So by testing we may know who is truly for us and against us. :)
Do not fear! For ultimately, God has the victory and we have already won! :) “perfect love casts out fear”. Loving everyone whether in the body or out casts out fear in our own hearts :)
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
1 John 4:4-6
God’s love letter to you and me
I think God deciding to give us His word in written form rather than speaking to us audibly was one of the most loving thing he ever did. He poured out his heart and love in words to pass down and then allowed it to be on pages available to us to read. We aren’t forced to hear his heart but he stays forever available to get to know him more :)
Still your little girl
It’s me again. I’m 23 years old now and the world considers me to be grown up. But I feel anything but grown up. The world says I should be working for a good job, finding a husband, preparing to be a good wife, doing good for the community. But God, even if all of those happened, I would still be sad. I grew up praying for one thing. That my family would be one and love each other and you. That we would be in unity. I wish all the arguing would stop and that we could set our differences apart and love each other. I know people say that trusting you means trusting in your timing but God, I’ve gotta be honest it’s hard. I wonder how you’re doing it… You’ve waited for your family to set their differences apart for so long to realize that we all need each other and you… Yet we keep pointing fingers and judging for ourselves what’s right and wrong. I’m sorry papa… I’m sorry for breaking your heart for so long. Could you help not just my family but the body of Christ come in unity with you? I love you. Thank you for loving me so much that you gave up your life for me. Give me the overflowing love to love those around me. Give me patience and help me suffer long. Thank you papa. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Today I planned on going to homeless ministry and I was so excited to bake and finally visit the homeless! But I woke up with the most unsettling feeling so I asked God what it was. At first I thought it was the attack of the enemy and I prayed against that but it didn’t go away. Then I thought it was fear of meeting new people.. And I prayed against that but nope… Finally I gave up and said Papa… What is wrong? And then his presence came like a warm blanket. And a spirit of revelation came. The motive of my heart is wrong! I was going out because I felt like doing homeless ministry would please papa. And I felt that if I didn’t, I wasn’t being “good”. If I spent time with my family (which I really wanted to do) doing things most other Americans did on a Saturday, I wasn’t loving enough. But then papa reminded me that it isn’t about WHAT I’m doing… But it’s about WHO I’m with while doing these things. Who is HE asking me to spend time with? So I realized that I forgot to ask Him how be would like me to spend my time today (which is all his). And a peace came. I don’t know if he will lead me to stay at home or go to homeless ministry in a couple of hours but I will keep following the Prince of Peace. :)
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” - John 3:8
Lead Me Not Into Temptation
GOD!!! SAVE ME!!!!! LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION!!!!!
Our walk of faith is definitely not easy. Recently someone asked me “what changed…that made [me] turn from partying/indulgence, and got [me] to start taking [my] walk w God seriously”. The only answer I had for that was grace. It didn’t happen because of an act of willpower on my part. It was purely a strong invitation of love from Jesus and a response of “yes” with a meaning of TAKE ALL THAT I HAVE. I really don’t know how it happened. but it was overnight. My family saw it, I saw it, my friends saw it. The thing is… I think sometimes people think that once that change happens, boom like magic you’re now a great Christian and you’ve “made it” or however I used to think of other Christians who never seemed like they sinned. I would have to say that that’s far from the truth. We wake up every morning to SPIRITUAL WARFARE whether we are aware of it or not to choose God or the world. And though we DO get closer to becoming more Christlike with each battle won…we never quite get there because there is ALWAYS something else to work on. I think the craziest thing about this walk is… if we aren’t careful, things of the flesh that we’ve let go of in the past can QUICKLY sneak back into our lives. SO “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8) and "…let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12).
Let’s keep watching out for each other and keep each other in prayer! :) Keep fighting the good fight brothers & sisters!
There has been so many wonderful experiences since the end of my fast and it was hard to trust God through the 40 days when I really couldn’t see anything that was happening. And I still don’t see really what happened during those 40 days but there has just been crazy events (good ones) happening. It comes with lots of spiritual warfare but good thing we are fighting from a place of VICTORY with our God! :)
I really wish I could describe all these experiences but I feel like the more I get to know God, the less I know how to describe him with anything I have in this world. Much less with just a pen and paper (or well on a keypad in this case). Hehe. But I feel this desire burning in me to see something great done. Not with human wisdom or strength but contending for God to show his mighty love and power. Would you join with me in prayer for His will to be done? Please and thank you!!! :)
Wonderful day :)
I was chatting with Jesus last week and I reminisced about valentine’s day last year. It was so beautiful :) I woke up to showers of love from people in LA even though I was all the way across the US in DC. I was still in my honeymoon stage with Jesus before much trials came. And it was just wonderful. So I told him that I would be eagerly waiting for his surprises this year! I hinted at flowers ;) which didn’t happen but that’s okay hehe. But what DID happen was I heard heaven’s song… my spiritual ears are definitely just being trained and it may not be too exciting to some but it MADE MY DAY. It was only 8am!! Of course at the beginning of the day at work, I was showered by treats from co-workers (I really need to work on my gift giving skills). And because of all the love Jesus gave me in the morning, I had a ton to give out and started to message many of the people who have been on my heart for the past 40 days. Ahhh ok there was just too much. But the BEST part ok nvm one of the best parts (all of them were too good) was I got my one on one time with my lovely Feee where we shared about what God has been showing us and how different we are but how we both could learn from each other. God is so amazing!! Spontaneous worship time~ and then!!! Dinnnnnerrr with my family! MY SISTER CAME BACK WOOOOHOOOOO and she gave me a beautiful balloon (sadly with no writing — I’m a words of affirmation type of gal) but it still makes me so happy to see it flying in my room ^.^ so cute. We ate with sister’s best friend’s family and shared about God and how he has touched us. Praying together felt like heaven. :). Thank you Jesus for a wonderful day ^.^
Oh ya and on the way home I was definitely bumping my Christian love songs to Jesus a little too loud and singing super loudly on the way home with windows rolled down but I JUST CANT CONTAIN ALL THIS LOVE!!! I yelled HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to some strangers and I’m pretty sure They thought I was crazy but it’s otay :P
Wow that was long. But it was too good of a day ^.^ oh and I figured out how I’m going to do the whole wordpress/tumblr thing woohoo!!!
Hello!!! :) So… i’ve been basically MIA on this thing for this new year.
I’ve been on a daniel fast for something in particular and God has shown me SOOOOOO much. I feel like i could be kind of a new person (hopefully i’ll continue to be renewed daily) but u know what i mean! This year has been off to an AMAZING beginning. And while I was in the last 40 days… it’s been very hard and sometimes even slightly depressing because it’s always hard to see pass all the cloudiness. I’m not sure what God did during those 40 days but today, somehow boom! i was out. During the last 40 days, God has sent multiple people to encourage me to write (without knowing me or anything i was going through). and if you know me… i’ve definitely got a problem with sharing things that are on my heart in the very moment with anyone but God cuz… i guess i’m scared? But well I started an anonymous wordpress to share all of my deepest thoughts and prayers with God. Maybe one day in the future some stranger will come across it and it will encourage him/her :) I really wish i were brave enough to share it with you all but maybe not here :P If anyone is interested in hearing about it, I definitely don’t think this is my testimony to keep secret. It’s a testimony of God’s amazing work in me. Let me know! I’d love to chat over coffee/lunch/etc :) My home is also always open to friends! Hopefully I’ll receive wisdom from God on how to continue this tumblr along with my wordpress hehe :) God bless you all!!! <3
Hunger & Thirst
As our physical body needs water and food for survival, our spirit also needs spiritual water and food.
Spiritual food is the Word of God and spiritual water is the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Neither reading the Bible alone nor spending quiet time alone with God to be filled with the Holy Spirit is enough. We need both food and water to satisfy the hungering and thirst of our soul.
“It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
- Matthew 4:4 (referring to Deuteronomy 8:3)
“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
- John 4:13-14
Expression & Experience
The most amazing moments cannot be expressed by words. They can only be experienced :)
There is nothing more beautiful than the moment in a conversation where two people no longer have words but know exactly what the other is experiencing in their entire being (heart, mind, and soul).