God said, "Tell them 'Be not afraid.'" March 04 2022
Father God said "Tell them not to be afraid when they see what God does."
I was reading about a woman who is fearful because she has a one-year-old child and she's being laid off from work. She's worried about how she's going to make ends meet especially because she's in Washington state or California and can't leave home to find additional work.
There are a lot of people that are being let go or told to work from home, but they might not have computers and updated equipment. CNBC even said there's been a surge in people buying office supplies because they're ill-equipped. Additionally, so many people don't have the money to pay bills and they can't get groceries. When they try, the lines are long and there are delays and fear is everywhere. But remember, we walk by faith, not by sight. And we serve a Mighty God who is here for us.
Please know that God is watching over you. He KNOWS about your bills and your pocketbook. He KNOWS what's past due. He KNOWS exactly how much you need. Trust God's timing. He is merciful and He will supply EVERY need.
God will help with your bills...
Why are you worrying? No matter how difficult it looks, please know that we have a loving and faithful God who is here for us. Our carnal (fleshly) minds make us think that we have to provide for ourselves, but Father God wants to provide for us. Here's how we know and what the Bible teaches us:
"Therefore, I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore, take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof, (Matthew 6:25-34).
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus, (Philippians 4:19).
The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow to it, (Proverbs 10:22).
Cast your cares upon the Lord and He will sustain you, (Psalm 55:22).
Hence, we can rest in God. But what do you do about all your bills? Pray and ask Father God for help and know the way is already made and the bills are already paid. It's already done. Please stay encouraged and do not panic. Help is coming and God is merciful. Glory to your name, Lord! God knows what's in your pocketbook. Instead of saying, "Not fair," lift your purse or wallet up to heaven and say, "Praise God for providing" and "It's no problem for God." Always know, the name of the Lord is a STRONG TOWER. The righteous runs into it and is safe. Keep rejoicing in God and resting in Him and keep reading your Bible. It doesn't matter what the devil SAYS or DOES. God supplies ALL our needs, and He will not fail! Hallelu-Yahweh! O Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
We pray for all those in need.
Father God said yesterday, "I want you to say, 'It's no problem for God.'" We're in a season where Jesus's authority is shifting more to us in the spirit realm, and we can call on God. He's also REQUIRING faith, so we HAVE TO STAND. But fear not, Beloved. God is here for us, and He wants us to exercise our faith muscles. You shall have EVERYTHING you pray for and believe you will receive (Mark 11:23). And the devil can't touch us.
The first time Jesus put a demand on the disciples, it was to feed the crowds. It wasn't a demand really but a test. Jesus said, "You feed them." He was testing the disciples to see if they were learning from Him.
Take God with you everywhere you go. He's the Way Maker, the Most High God and He knows the hidden paths He has for us. Have a specific ministry like a biker ministry? Shop here for seed cards and remember the devil can't touch us. We're covered in the blood of Jesus Christ. We pray for all our bikers and their rides.
An Interesting Job Interview
Typically, it takes anywhere from 21-days to 30-days for a new behavior to kick in. So, picture it. Jesus is training His disciples. He's showing them His example and then Jesus says, "Okay, you're next." What I'm hearing Father God say in this season is that we should say, "It's no problem for God." It's only 5-words but they're SO POWERFUL you might miss what they represent. So, let's use another example.
When Jesus performed the miracle of turning the water into wine, it was at His mother Mary's direction. SHE SAID, "Whatever He says, do it." And that's where the miracle occurred as the water became wine. Now, your assignment - - should you choose to accept it - - is to use those 5 powerful words and work your own miracle. Seriously. This requires GREAT faith. And I know.
I remember going through a huge drought (no coincidences with God). I couldn't pay a single bill, and no one would hire me. It was God and it was a test. And I sat crying and saying, "Okay, Lord. I'm going to do this YOUR way because I WANT to pass." I started quoting scriptures and speaking the Word and nothing happened. So, I did like my mom. I shut my eyes and moved my hand in the air and envisioned all of my help coming from the Lord. (But, when she did it we were usually at Macy's, and she was praying for a sale on Karen Scott). So, I'm waving my hands and nada. Nothing. I had my eyes closed so long I started getting sleepy! I thought of Jesus, "Can you not pray with me for one hour?"
The problem was, as the Holy Spirit pointed out to me, I was doubting way, way way down deep in my heart. You see, I would get up crying because I couldn't pay my bills. I was crying because I WAS applying for new jobs, and nothing was happening. I was crying because I had a HUGE mountain of bills and I WANTED to pay them, but this was a test. I was crying because it was the BIGGEST battle that I had to get through. I prayed and said, "Father God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, Wisdom, Angels. What am I missing?" It was the Holy Spirit's soft and consoling Words that hit me. He said, "Don't think I can't afford it. Think it's coming." And, sometime during all that crying and tissues and nose spray, I realized what I was doing wrong.
I was letting the devil in again and again through my vision of what I was seeing. Meaning, I would get up and pray, yes. But I was getting up crying and upset. Why would I cry if I already had the victory? Why was I crying and feeling defeated if I'd already won? The problem was my Spirit wasn't lining up with my heart and soul. The Spirit when it's filled can be like a cheerleader at a pep rally. My problem was the rest of me wasn't convinced. I didn't MEAN to doubt but I hadn't gone ALL THEY WAY INSIDE to uproot the doubt. It was like washing a car and it's all sparkly clean and then parking under a tree. The pollen, bugs and birds would keep getting it dirty if I kept parking it there. It was also like trying to clean that car with only a dry rag. Because all I kept seeing WAS MY PROBLEMS, my faith wouldn't activate. I had to UPROOT my negative thinking AND ONLY SEE VICTORY. And that's what I'm suggesting to you.
It's not just the demons around us we have to battle. It's sometimes the enemy within. That stronghold might be coming from offenses. People who said we're not good enough, not going anywhere. It's time to tear those idols down as you realize how much power you gave the enemy over you with words. Watch this message from Dr. Winston. It's a confirming word as we included the 1 Samuel verses below. Listen to how he says Job let the enemy in through fear of his sons' sins. Break down the idols and invite God in to help you break them down, (every tree the Father has not planted is rooted up). Then, don't let the strongholds and offenses back in.
Pray Without Ceasing
When you are faced with bills or a sickness and say, "It's no problem for God", something supernatural happens. You're stopping the devil in his tracks because you're exercising your faith and saying, "I KNOW God will make the way." You're putting a demand on God and giving Him permission to step in and help you. But don't stop there.
Every time you see that bill or hear that medical report or feel a symptom, say, "It's no problem for God." Say, "I'm already delivered." Remind yourself, "I'm already restored." And, when you go to sleep, remind yourself again. When you get up the next morning, stop the devil in his tracks and pray to Father God for mercy AND THEN praise Him for delivering you. This is part of how we grow as prayer warriors.
When I was experiencing my drought, to defeat the devil, I had to get "drunk on the Word" like Hannah in the Old Testament. She prayed so hard, Elijah thought she was drunk. I'd start praying and speaking the scriptures and I kept doing this. As I flooded my atmosphere with reaffirming words, it left no place for the doubt or the devil. And that meant the devil had to flee. Like wringing out a sponge until there's no water left, you have to get out every toxic thought until you're only receiving, seeing and speaking God's Word. So, what was I saying?
Your Contract with God
Here are a few things to call on:
- Deuteronomy 28:1-14 The Lord's blessings when we obey Him
- I Samuel 10:1-9 The blessings Saul received
- Matthew 5:3-11 The Beatitudes / blessings Jesus spoke
- Luke 6:20-24 The blessings that Jesus spoke
Now, I have to rebuke false pride because I don't want it to sound like "This is what "I" called on and "I" made it work." Nope, that's false pride and flesh. These are just some of the scriptures I prayed as I reminded God we are in covenant and have a contract with Him. But then I realized where my thinking was faltering. I had to remind MYSELF to not foolishly accuse God of not helping (what the devil wants). These are the covenant verses I have to stand on. So, I had to shift my prayers and words and ask God for forgiveness and then ask for His mercy. I then realized those Bible verses were all reasons why the devil could not touch me or take my things. Once that light bulb went off, I realized I could stand on the TERMS AND CONDITIONS in my contract.
Standing in Authority and Rebuking the Devil
It wasn't about talking back to Father God in a confrontational face-off with Him and complaining and saying, "You didn't provide this" and "You still didn't give me that". I had to turn to the devil and have the confrontation with him and say, "You can't touch me because God's Word says..." Now, we don't have conversations with the devil.
Jesus gave us this example when He said during His temptation:
- "Thou shalt not test and tempt the Lord thy God",
- "Thou shalt serve the Lord thy God and Him ONLY and
- "Man shall not live by bread alone."
The only other things we're supposed to say are "I rebuke you satan. Flee from me," "No weapons formed against me shall prosper" and "Get thee behind me satan." You see, Jesus teaches us that WE ARE THE AUTHORITY. Don't have conversations with the devil or he'll try to manipulate the word like he did with Eve.
So, this was just part of what I kept saying and speaking every day. The other part is confessing all sins and rebuking that stubborn pride.
- Pride says, "I don't have to pray."
- Pride says, "I'm walking away because you're not helping me, moving fast enough or showing evidence."
- Pride says, "I used to make more money than this on my own."
- Pride says, "What's wrong with God? Why isn't He helping me?"
Pride says, "I'm such a good person. Why is this happening to me?"
By rebuking our pride and asking for God's mercy we can come before Him with a repentant heart which is what He wants.
God says if you seek me early you will find me. That can mean seeking God early in the morning and also seeking Him FIRST. Watch these amazing dancers as they perform to Kirk Franklin's, Looking for You. We can't imagine the amazing plans God has for us!
I remember as kids we would wrestle and play roughly. As big WWE fans, my cousin and I were always trying out wrestling moves and pinning each other. We were hoping some unknowing child would come along so we could pin them to the carpet and have them screaming, "Uncle!" In the interim, we had each other. He'd cry out and weakly say, "Uncle!" Or vice versa. I remember I always ended up with rug burns on my elbows or knees. But, to us, it was fun. Thank God the dog ran away every time we started rough housing each other. We surely would have tried to tag-team each other and pin him to the mat, too!
That "Say uncle" moment is what the devil likes to do. Sometimes the attacks are relentless, so brutal, he wants us to think that his way and giving into him is the only way out. But, instead of saying "Uncle" we have a Father God we can call on for mercy.
In 1 Peter 5:10 we learn that God is merciful. As Christians when we grow in our faith walk, there are tests we endure. These make us stronger and importantly, they give us an anointing to help when we're out facing the real world. 1 Peter 5 states, "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you." No one wants to think about suffering for a while. And I can clearly remember the altar call where the pastor asked for anyone who wanted to work for God to step forward. (I wrote about this before).
The Altar Call No One Wanted
I was the only one at the altar. The pastor was so angry while he had his hand on my head, he started hitting it and saying, "Why is she the only one up here?" He was angry because none of the deacons moved out of their seats, and they all held their heads down in embarrassment. He was angry because all the people that liked BEING SEEN on TV, and all dressed up on Sunday weren't in line signing up for the front lines of battle. What I didn't realize was that the reason they didn't step forward and I did was, I believe, was because they knew the tests and trials required by God. And I didn't. God gives us testing, yes, but after suffering for a while, He does indeed establish us and we can always call on Him because HE IS WITH US EVEN IN THE TEST.
When I went through that test with the drought and my money, I'm not going to tell you that I saw proof right away after speaking all those blessings. But what I will say is that God started speaking to me. Every time I got up early and would pray, I'd hear the Holy Spirit chime in, "And ask for His mercy" or God would say, "Keep being obedient to me" or "Hold on." You see, God is WITH US when we're in the test. He's with us in the pit. He's with us in the fiery furnace. He's with us in the famine. He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star. He's our Battle Ax, He's the Rose of Sharon. He's the Great I AM. He SEES and He KNOWS...Meaning, He knows where He wants to take us and what we will be up against. During those tests, He's watching to see what and who we call on.
It's like Basic Training and we're going through Hell Week:
- Are you going to turn to the right or the left?
- Are you going back to old ways?
- Are you calling on people to come through?
- Are you worshiping idols and hoping they help?
You have to SHOW GOD that YOU WANT HIM TO DELIVER YOU. And He will. To God be the glory!
This young man Ryan Johnson became a prophet for God. Watch him hear in an interview with Sid Roth. Hear how he was able to speak healing over his mother who had Stage 4 cancer by saying, "You will live and not die." He goes on to prophecy that 2020 will be the year we come before the Lord on our knees and call out to Him releasing a mighty blessing. God has been calling us to come out from among them. See the prophetic messages from God in the links.
I Swear I'll Bless You
I remember years ago when my mom was going through her cancer treatments. It was hard to see the light at the end. I mean, we prayed, and we knew God would heal her but those days and nights were so long sometimes. To keep MY spirit up so I could continue to encourage my mom, I kept watching Pastor Joel Osteen, Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Joyce Meyer and Dr. Bill Winston. I needed to keep "hearing" God's Word so I could keep feeding it to my mom.
When she was healed, we took her to New York so she could see Chris Botti and Sade in concert as a surprise. But little did I know the surprise that was in store for us. At the Chris Botti concert, we were a few seats from the front row (I wrote about this before) and my mom said, "That's Josh Groban." I didn't know what she was talking about. The room was dark and who could see. Suddenly, Josh Groban stood up and went on the stage to perform! My mom was so excited. Who knew? God did.
During the same trip, we took my mom for a makeover and went to one of those big convention center events with all kinds of hair and makeup products. We had BAGS full of goodies. She was so happy to try out all this expensive stuff. Then, we went to the second convention event. It was an urban expo and man, were all the celebrities there. We saw Donnie McClurkin and Mayor Cory Booker. And, suddenly, my mom said, "That's Chef Nikki!" I didn't know who she was talking about. This chef and my mom started talking about cooking techniques. My mom was like a kid in a candy store.
As we were leaving the event and walking through the lobby, there was one more surprise. Bishop Hezekiah Walker walked right up to my mom and shook her hand! We were speechless!
I Believe in Miracles and God's Word for YOU
God KNOWS how hard our tests and trials can be sometimes. But, if you hold onto His Word and stay encouraged, He promises to make our latter days greater than the former.
Keep doing things that add value. Sign up for that online cooking class. Start a new hobby. Write your book. Because you trust God and you DON"T GIVE UP, there's so much in store. Don't let the devil convince you that THIS is the end. That's a lie. It's also important to remember, and thank you Holy Spirit for reminding me, that no weapons formed against you shall prosper. The devil THINKS he can touch God's people - he can't. He can't touch us because we're God's property. We belong to God and Jesus paid the price for us in His blood so don't worry.
During that cancer attack, my mom lost 20-lbs. in one week. She had a feeding tube in, an I.V. port, lost most of her hair, had burns on her neck and in her mouth and couldn't taste food for months. But, let me tell you. God restored her. There is nothing impossible for God. Whatever it is you need, don't worry. Have faith and say, "It's no problem for God."
Put a demand on your faith and exercise your faith muscles. You might not see the evidence yet because maybe it's mustard seed faith that you're starting with. However, keep saying it every day. Keep speaking God's Word and get it deep down in your Spirit. One day, it's like a light bulb moment when it clicks, and you see your prayers are answered and the things you prayed for are manifest in your life. Get excited!
There are so many unbelievers who don't want God, or they think THEY are God. We pray for them to be delivered. Remember, we are covered in the name and blood of Jesus Christ and by God's authority. If you don't have a relationship with Christ or you're not sure or you've come away from Him, please read the Prayer of Salvation below. Remember, we stand on Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. To God be the glory!
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
We pray, Father God in Jesus's name, we give you all the glory. Please remove me from the hand of the enemy. No weapons formed against me, or my family shall prosper. We cut off the head of every snake and demon trying to come against us. We rebuke the devourer. We are covered in the name and blood of Jesus Christ and by God's authority. For it is written, there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. We rebuke the coronavirus and we ask for Your mercy, Lord. Thank You for salvation through Jesus Christ in Jesus's name, we pray, Amen.
The Prayer of Salvation
If you haven't said the Prayer of Salvation, now's the best time. Please say: Father God in the name of Jesus, Lord, I ask forgiveness of my sins. Please come into my heart, Lord. I turn my back on sin and I make you my Lord and Savior. I want to follow you for the rest of my life. Please give me eternal life through you in Jesus' name, Amen.
If you're already saved but turned your back on God. Now's the perfect time to make things right. Don't let the devil make you feel bad about your past mistakes any longer. In Christ, you're a new creation and you have a Father God who loves you. Old things are passed away and God remembers the sin no more. Won't you please come back home to Him?
Rededicate Your Life to Christ Prayer
Now, what if you are a backslider and afraid or embarrassed to come before God? What if you've sinned so much you don't want God to see it and judge you? I can remember taking a cab ride that was God-ordained. I was witnessing to a cab driver and at one point he asked me, "What if I killed someone?" I told him, "As long as you have a repentant heart, God will forgive you." He was so shocked to know that God loves us THAT MUCH and is THAT merciful.
Please know that God is waiting for you. He's waiting to forgive you. He knows there are backsliders. But now is the time because we're in the last days and people are running out of time. Now, maybe you're saying, "But I'm upset because God WASN'T there for me. Please know that sometimes the devil will twist our thinking to make us believe that God won't honor His Word and that He's ignoring us. That's a lie.
The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy and he's the father of lies. This is a battle we're in. That's why we have to understand that God IS HERE for us. Call on Him because He's waiting. Say "Yes" to His will again. Remember, God is a gentleman and there's a line He can't cross. Meaning, we have to come to Him and invite Him in because we have free will. Won't you come back to God? Won't you come back home to Him. Don't be ashamed about your sins. When we pray for forgiveness and plead the blood of Jesus, God sees our sin no more!
If you need to rededicate your life to Christ because you feel like you've been sinning or haven't been living right, pray Father God in the name of Jesus, I ask forgiveness of my sins and I turn my back on sin. Please help me to overcome ---- and I want to lead a better life through you. I decree and declare this day I have overcome ---- and I have the victory in Jesus' name, Amen.
Stay in God's shadow, stay away from sin and temptation, keep reading your Bible and keep seeking God first.
Be ye doers of the Word... We pray this message blesses you today!
If you need prayer, please call the Bill Winston Prayer Center at (877) 543-9443. You can also check online for Joyce Meyer's prayer request form and other sites that can pray for and with you. You are more than a conqueror!