Revealing the truth about Proverbs 28:3 by Denise N. Fyffe

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 The Poor oppressing the Poor

A poor person who oppresses the poor is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops.-Proverbs 28:3

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How can you destroy your own, who are on your level?

How can you break the rung beneath to stop another man’s ascension?

If you fall, who will be below you to catch you?

It is dangerous to cleave to foolishness and not heed wisdom.

 

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Revealing the truth about Genesis 1 – 50 by Denise N. Fyffe

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At the beginning of 2016, I started off by delving into the beginning. For many days my bible app was stuck at the Book of Genesis.

These days my bible readings must come with focus and purpose. I do not read idle, but seek some revelation, which I did not have before. There are many hidden lessons and revelations of God, His personality, His agenda and His will for us…hidden in the Word.

The Book of Genesis

 

Genesis, this is a historical book, one of beginnings and relationships. From chapter one to chapter fifty, man has a wealth of stories that illuminates the relationship of God with man.

It is God’s desire that man reciprocate and earnestly seek after Him. It is human to think of the benefits of doing so. It is divine to fill the need of our Father,  to have His love returned in kind with no hidden agenda; with a simple desire to offer compassion to the author of compassion.

From chapter one, we see a Father preparing a home for His children. Food, companions,  happiness,  even playmates are provided. His children would want for nothing. They dominate and they are protected.

We also see how that divine relationship is interfered with. The jealous and depraved one, spiked the minds and hearts of God’s children with sin. From that moment on our Father has been yearning for us to come back to the place of perfect communion with Him.

But He does not give up on us.  He sets a divine plan, a master plan, which will forever cleanse us from the stain and stench of sin.

It is interesting to note the persistent way God continued to maintain and build and forge His relationship with man. From Enoch to Noah.  From Abraham the holder of the covenant to his sons and grandsons; Issac, Jacob and Joseph.

God dominates the landscape of our minds with His perpetual loving kindness and His demonstration of forgiveness and understanding. No matter the faults in men like Abraham,  Issac and Jacob; He stood by them.

Genesis is a book that gives us access to the initiation of the love affair, between God and man.

Exodus, is the book that demonstrates just how far God will go to defend His beloved.

God’s Relationship with Man

By February 2016, I was seeking a better understanding of God’s relationship with man and its origin. Reading the book of Genesis, has given me insight. In addition, I read several books by Anna Roundtree; including The Priestly Bride.

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These books opened up my understanding of Jesus Christ and how he relates to us.

How he relates to you.

How he relates to me.

How he relates to the Church.

How He relates to us as a bride.

Hence, we are in a love relationship with Jesus Christ and all he wants to do is woo us. All He wants is to have an intimate relationship with His bride.

But are we seeking such an intimate relationship?

For many, no. As such, Jesus Christ is left hurting from our rejection and lack of genuine interest.

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Please, I appeal to you, seek a genuine relationship with God.

Seek him as you would a lover.

Get to know Him.

Talk to Him daily.

Seek His will in your life.

Be obedient.

Be thankful.

Love on Him.

Praise Him.

Adore Him.

Get into a loving relationship with Christ and watch your earthly knowledge and understanding change.

Watch and see as your life, your family, your destiny becomes enriched.

Bless you.

 

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Revealing the truth about Jude 1 by Denise N. Fyffe

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The Danger of False Teachers

Even in the time of Jude, false teachers attempted and often succeeded in supplanting themselves in God’s church.

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The directions given by the Holy Spirit through the servant Jude, was to all Christian saints. Both in the past, present day and definitely in the future. (Jude 1:1)

Jude was highly aware of how devastating this strategic attack of the enemy is. He asked for mercy, peace and love to abound in the churches that fall prey to this type of attack. This is especially needed not only because of the devastation to the spiritual conditions of the followers, but love is required in dealing with the individual or persons.

If a church is not equipped with the weapons of spiritual warfare, then Love, Christ Jesus, is more than enough to do, more than we could ever ask for. His manifestation will bring about dramatic change in that situation; with Him all else will follow.

The Call to Defend the Faith

Jude says:

I am writing to all..” and he further clarifies “who have been called by God, the Father… urging you to defend the faith… because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches.”

Jude clearly identified these people as ‘ungodly’ – not of God; neither is He found in or with them. He also stated that by instigating and propagating these practises and living ‘their way of life’ that they have “…denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”- John 14:6

Jude 1:5-7 is a revealing section of text.

5 So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.

6 And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment.

7 And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.

If you observe carefully, one can identify the types of perversion these false teachers were introducing to the church, in Jude’s day. The same ones that we are presently battling in today’s world. The same ones causing great apostasy in American churches.

Disobedience.

Sodomy.

Homosexuality.

Immorality.

Sexual Perversion.

It is important to note the kind of judgement and reward that will be meted out to these false teachers. The bible says, “...destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgement.”

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Who are False Teachers?

A false teacher is often not a simple man who walks off the street and immediately gains access to your ears, heart and pulpit. For this man would have to prove himself, right? The false teacher is oftentimes someone who has a platform, has some level of authority and are role models.

For the bible says, in Jude 1:8 “… these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings.

They truly have no regard for the supernatural. They truly have no fear of the judgement of God.  They truly have no true belief in the Word of God. They are players, deceivers, liars, hypocrites. They are fake, false and are agents of Lucifer himself. Even if they are not consciously aware of it.

Oh, the bible says, “…what sorrows awaits them.”

It states that “..they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion“. – Jude 1:11

God considers, “…rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft…”-1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV)

Jude 1:12-13,16 clearly states the characteristics of false teachers and as such the men and women of God should not stay in a place of deceit with these false teachers, but should rebuke and cast them out of their midst; until they repent and come back to Christ Jesus.

The Gift of Discernment

Do not be deceived.

This is why it is important that the body of Christ have the gift of discernment, a plenty. Also to speak out against such practices. The only way this is possible, is for people to have a relationship with Christ. If this is maintained, then false teachers will have no place among you.

This gift allows for you to discern and identify the spirits in operation in a person or church. Remember, even demons walk boldly through church doors.

 

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Revealing the truth about Ephesians 6:13-18 by Denise N. Fyffe

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The Whole Armor of God

In the next two blog post I will be talking about putting on “The whole Armor of God”. In this first post we go over the reference text Ephesians 6:13-18, List of each one and reference verses about each one. In the next post we go over each one in detail. I will be using the New Living Translation bible for scripture references.

Ephesians 6:13-18

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armour of God’s righteousness.

15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.

16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

In this passage Paul tells us to put on seven things to help us as Christians to fight temptation and to become more mature believers. 1.) Belt of Truth 2.) Breastplate of Righteousness 3.) Battle Shoes 4.) Shield of Faith 5.) Helmet of Salvation 6.) Sword of the spirit “The Bible” 7.) Praying the Spirit at all times.

Here’s is a few Scripture reference to each one of things listed, I will be going over each one in detail, in the next blog post.

  •  Belt of Truth – Isaiah 11:5, Ephesians 4:25, John 4:24, Colossians 3:8-10
  •  Breastplate of Righteousness – 1 kings 3:9, Proverbs 2:7-8, Psalm 94:15
  •  Standing in the Gospel (Shoes) – Ephesians 6:15, Romans 8:5-13, Romans 10:15
  •  Helmet of Salvation (Jesus)1 Thessalonians 5:8, Colossians 1:18, 1 Peter 4:1, psalm 140:7, 1 Corinthians 2:16
  •  Word of God (Sword of the spirit)– Isaiah 49:2, 2 Corinthians 6:7, Hebrews 4:12-13, Psalm 149:4-6
  •  Shield of Faith – Psalm 35:1-3,9, 1 Peter 1:5, Psalm 33:20, 1 Timothy 6:12, 1 John 5:4-5

I know their is a lot of scripture mentioned here but it help you better understand what each one means. If you don’t know the books of the bible, i have two pages that list each book in order.

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In the next two blog post i will be talking about putting on “The whole Armor of God”. In this first post we go over the reference text Ephesians 6:13-18, List of each one and refernce verses about each one. In the next post we go over each one in detail. I will be using the New Living Translation bible for scripture refernces.

Passage Ephesians 6:13-18

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.15For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.t16In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of…

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Revealing the truth about 1 Peter 1:6-7 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Why you must endure many Trials

1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

The Answer to Why

why we go through trials image courtesy of calledforsuchatime-comThis bible verse from the Book of Peter, answers a heartrending question, why. Trials are common to Christians and many through this suffering ask this simple but complex question. It is as if the answer would help us to make sense of our experience or help us to bear.

…and It does.

It will also prove who you are and prove whether you are faithful to God. How? If you are being tested to prove yourself to God, then if that matters to you, you will endure the testing. However, if you don’t care, you will forsake him.

God says that we are refined as gold in this process. We are made strong and can therefore represent Him and endure whatever persecution that comes against us.

So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;-1 Peter 1:7

For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.-Psalm 66:10-12

For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.-Isaiah 48:9-11

Jesus endured persecution. He was crucified for our sake and He made it through. He did say that greater things we will do than He on earth because of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. As such, we will endure more, but we will do greater things because of it.

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.-John 14:12

Finding this verse gives me comfort and surity, being someone who has endured a great many trials, the answer to my whys, is a balm to my soul.

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Think on these things: Guard Your Spirit on Social Media

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Take Heed and GUARD YOUR SPIRIT!!!

As sons and daughters of the King of Kings, we are commanded to guard our spirit. That means be careful of what you listen to and what you watch.

Facebook is a beast.

Twitter, Instagram…SOCIAL MEDIA is a beast.

Be careful.

Guard your timeline vigilantly. Don’t be afraid to hide, unfollow or block people. You will watch and see certain things casually, then when temptations come your way, you fall like dominoes. Why, because you were slowly poisoned and made ineffective.

Don’t be afraid to hide, unfollow or block people who show negative, ungodly, foul, immoral or questionable material.

GUARD YOUR SPIRIT!!!!

Revealing the truth about Romans 8:39 by Denise N. Fyffe

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No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.- ROMANS 8:39

The Word

Romans 8 39There is no cause to worry about where we shall end up as Christians, if we believe wholly and solely in this statement. Fear, doubt and worry should not be apart or in our mind after reading and claiming such a promise.

This promise is eternal and is as old as time.

20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.- 2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT

One can take comfort in the fact that God loves me/you so much that He promised that nothing shall get in between us and Him.

It is a choice though as much as it is a promise. If we despise Him, rebel against His laws and precepts and we die, before receiving salvation and coming back to Him, then we shall eternally be separated from His presence.

This is a sad ending; one worth worrying about.

But, If you share the desire to be with God as he clearly shares, then nothing created and outside of God can keep me/you from Him.

My/Our heart shall freely make her boast to everyone, in Him and shall be comforted by this promise. Every word spoken by God must come through, even when heaven and earth pass away. Even when death has taken my/your life and when we doubt; His word and promises will hold true.

But his word will direct us and align us to His will. For His word said, ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.’ – Psalm 119:105

Even when we rebel and live in sin.
Even when we fornicate and desecrate.
Even when we are stubborn and blind.
Even when the enemy deceives us.
Even when we feel that God has deserted us.

“Neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—

not even the powers of hell..”

His promise holds true. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—will ever be able to separate us from the love of God – God himself.

Now I move in faith knowing He, desires that we have faith in Him Hebrews 11:6.

 

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Song

Amy Grant – Thy Word Lyrics

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
When I feel afraid,
And think I’ve lost my way.
Still, you’re there right beside me.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
I will not forget
Your love for me and yet,
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus by my guide,
And hold me to your side,
And I will love you to the end.
Nothing will I fear
As long as you are near;
Please be near me to the end.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
And a light unto my path.
You’re the light unto my path.
Thy Word lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Revealing the truth about Psalms 11 by Denise N. Fyffe

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1 I trust in the lord for protection. So why do you say to me,
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
2 The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
4 But the lord is in his holy Temple; the lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
5 The lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.
6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.
7 For the righteous lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face.”
Psalms 11

This is what the Lord revealed to me:

Dream

psalms 11 7A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I only remember the latter parts. In this dream, my family and I were running through our backyard, which had many trees. From the shadows and higher ground, my adversaries/demons, the spiritual things were shooting arrows and we were running for our lives. I had to hide behind trees, but there were times when I was exposed. Though I did not feel the impact of the arrows, I knew some made contact.

We made it to the front yard. I jumped the front gate. The streets were dark and when we made it to the main road, there was a discussion about where to go. My brother separated and went his own way. My mother remained with me.

Bible Verses

This is a very significant dream that reveals a specific tactic of the devil. The bible contains numerous verses that speak to attacks using bow and arrows. As you proceed through out the scriptures, you will see that when the figurative language is used, it refers to a specific kind of attack by one’s enemy.

proverbs 25 18Proverbs 25:18 (NLT)

Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

1 Samuel 20:22 (NLT)

But if I tell him, ‘Go farther—the arrows are still ahead of you,’ then it will mean that you must leave immediately, for the lord is sending you away.

Psalms 64:3 (NLT)

They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.

Jeremiah 9:8 (NLT)

For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows. They speak friendly words to their neighbors while scheming in their heart to kill them.

Psalms 91:5 (NLT)

Psalms 91 5Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

In the days of old, armies usually had archers who were used as an advanced attack of any army. They were able to take down forces who were some distance away. This kind of attack is done from a distance.

Psalms 91 and Proverbs 25, gives a more specific meaning. They both refer to the act of telling lies. One can take down a person and ruin their reputation by simply speaking things about them which are not true. In Proverbs 25:18 (NLT) it says that “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.”

Whereas Psalms 91:5 (NLT) identifies the time of day when this kind of attack is more prevalent. “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.”

In the day time, your adversary can see your location clearly, but you might not be able to see them. Because of their choice of weapon, they are able to stay from great distance, in the shadows or hidden places and launch an attack on you. It is important to note that usually when you see an archer, he has many arrows in his bag. Therefore, he can develop a strategy to shot them to wound you, to kill you or both at the same time.

Interpretation

psalms 11My dream indicates a situation which is made doubly dangerous by darkness. Not only are my adversaries hidden and in the shadows, but they choose to attack at night. This means that I am unable to see them and many of those who do the attack are not familiar to me.

The Holy Spirit also pointed out the significance of them being on higher ground. He said that some of these people are in high positions; whether in the workplace or in society.

They are also aware of my location at all times. Knowing someone’s address is always advantageous because you can choose to attack when and where they are most vulnerable. Even though the location of the attack in my dream was my home, in the physical that can be anywhere that I spend a significant time of my day; like the workplace.

In the dream, you will recall that I was exposed. This means that some of those lies did cause harm to my reputation. (I can confirm this, especially in the last 3 yrs.)

My dream carries many meanings. The Holy Spirit will give me the breakdown and application for each situation, present and future) that it applies to.

Psalms 11

The fact that God brought this scripture to mind, means that it is God’s answer to my situation. From verse 1 to verse 7, every word is filled with truth. I take specific comfort in verse 6, because this tells me the outcome.

1 I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me,
“Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
2 The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.
3 The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
4 But the lord is in his holy Temple; the lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
5 The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.
6 He will rain down blazing coals and burning sulfur on the wicked, punishing them with scorching winds.
7 For the righteous Lord loves justice. The virtuous will see his face.”

I want to encourage every child of God, saint or Christian that is facing a similar situation. When you are attacked with lies, believe in the promises of God from Psalms 11. Your belief and faith in His word is an act of ensuring that you stay under the shadow of the Almighty.

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