I read somewhere that the North American ‘Thanksgiving Day’ was likely first held in Newfoundland in 1578 by an English minister named Woolfall, then later on someone got it going in Virginia in 1607 and then again the idea rested with the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1620. Thanksgivings is observed in Canada on the second Monday in October and in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November which now are officially designated national occasions for giving thanks to God. Depending upon what this present administration does next since they were able to cancel the national day of prayer since they took office last year.
George Washington even though he was a Masion, when he became the first US President he proclaimed Thanksgiving Day in 1789; and then sixteen President later, Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed it in 1863. because it may have help the economy recover after the Civil war. I read some reports where the chamber of commerce gave pressure because they reckoned they could all sell more products if they have a number of Holidays sewn together. Christmas was a illegal holiday in New England when the United States began, but the vendors needed to make it a holiday to sell there wares just like Greeting cards became a big business during holidays.
But regardless it is right to give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings and gifts He gives us no matter what country you are in.
For that matter, how common is it for people around the world to take special time to give thanks to Papa God for providing the physical blessings they enjoy? Unfortunately, expressing thanks seems to be a diminishing custom these days.
Giving thanks is mentioned in the Bible at least 140 times. That word praise, which has a very similar in meaning to the word thanksgiving, is used many more times in Scripture.
Praise means to appreciate, to prize—to consider precious, worthy of honor to give thanksgiving. The Bible has numerous places and occasions where the people of God give Him thanksgiving and praise, from Moses to Malachi, from Jesus throughout the epistles. The Bible is also the source of early North American customs for celebrating occasions of thanksgiving.
In 1620 those English believers who were experiencing religious discrimination left England for an unknown world just like in the Book of Exodus which they must have studied and used for encouragement on their adventure into the unknown. They drew up the Mayflower Compact which was a covenant they wrote between them and the Lord.
These people wanted to obey the Word of God and worship the Lord in peace and it cost them a lot more then they probably realized. But the Lord blessed them, because He see the heart of man. The Lord has a plan and they were part of that plan and so are you.
Because when you look at the history of the United States humble beginnings you see many of the founding father were seeking after the Lord, even though many in leadership were masons and you can’t be a mason and a Christian at the same time.
People have traced the families of some of these Godly men and they have had blessed generations, many of them ended up serving in ministry. Where the men who did not follow after the Lord had several generations of curses and generations of alcoholics and prostitutes and drug addicts.
What you do will effect the future and your future generations.
Over many years through the history written of in the Holy Bible we see a pattern developed where the Lord begins to reveal more and more details for His plans and purposes for this world.
He has chosen you along with many others to be his ambassadors here on earth. To represent him to the world that they will know we are Christians by our love. That without a doubt it is Papa God’s will that you be blessed and in health and wealth that you prosper and be full of His joy. Amen.
Papa God has a wonderful plan for you if you only obey His word and walk in faith not wavering. Walking by faith not by the way things may look at the moment. Faith will always produce the same results it is the basic ingredient for blessings to over take you and chase you down. That signs and wonders and miracles follow you.
You can not chase after them, they have to chase after you. Mark 16: 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Now that is a wonderful promise the Lord has given us. So why do so many believers still fall into entertaining a spirit of fear? As a pastor quite often when I hear people begin to tell me their issues it seems that most of them are stressing over the one percent of a situation that is beyond their control while overlooking the ninety-nine percent of the situation that really is. After all, the Lord has given us freedom of choice. We can chose how we will react to any situation. We can choose to respond as a child of God and keep our Joy and heavenly perspective or a child of the devil and entertain toxic thinking.
I mean do you think it was a stressful thing for Steven when he was about to be stoned to death, and he responded by saying, Lord do not lay this charge against them. Steven forgave those who were about to end his earthly life.
Most of the time, when a spirit of fear comes in some form of a stressful situation it wants to become the main problem in your life. So it can affect the quality of your life and those around you. As long as you see the stressful situations and problems as only a externally based problem, you may never really know that has more to do with the way the way in which you allow it to affect you that is the real reason you are feeling tired or exhausted, that you are finding yourselves over-reacting to people when they try and communicate to you , why you feel irritable, why you feel overwhelmed! We you have trouble sleeping at night. Why you dwell on a record of wrongs instead of a record of positive things the Lord has blessed you with. Keeping those old programs well oiled and greased. Instead of doing what the Lord said, you find yourselves wanting to keep the traditions of this fallen world. Maybe your traditions are coming home and watching endless television which may brings error and fear to you.
Mark 7: 13Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
14And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
16If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Most people dealing with a spirit of fear, which causes them to feel stressed about whatever related issues they are dealing with seem to be like the bad fruit of a tree that stem from a lack of understanding about why stress is affecting them so negatively.
Here is clue as we continue to explore here: Once you find yourselves reacting improperly to any kind of spirit of fear which people call stress in any shape or form it begins to control you.
One thing that happens is that you will usually fall into the next trap laid by the enemy of your life by entertaining a spirit of “resentment.” Where you start blaming others for all sorts of things, as the enemy helps you keep a record of wrongs.
When a spirit of resentment which cause you to feel irritation, or anger you are then allowing all the underlying emotions that stimulate your reactions and run all the old toxic negative programs in your mind to cause you to be stressed, which is really just a spirit of fear causing you to think it won’t work out somehow. That Papa God has somehow abandoned you. So then
you begin to fall into the trap that leaves you in a place with a spirit of heaviness or depression. That will not allow you to trust in God with all your heart and then you are trying to work out all the details to the situation, when if fact that is not your job.
Papa God said lean not on your own understanding, you are suppose to trust in the Lord and allow Him to orchestrate your life. So you can walk in the supernatural and signs and wonders follow you.
The Gospel is so simple that any of us can understand it.
Jesus loves me this I know because the Bible tells me so.
Yellow, red, black and white they are precious in His sight.
Let us keep it simple then, If you will act like a child of God so you can
mentally and emotionally step back for a moment and just observe your responses to any form of stress, you can defeat that stress from the spirit of fear before it has a chance to state its opinion. Case dismissed!
Its time to turn that frown upside down.
Without understanding what a spirit of fear really is, and without understanding how it can stress you out in your mind body and soul, there is no real way you can begin to properly deal with it and resolve those things before it can take control of you.
Most people typically attempt to do whatever it takes to cope. So they want to medicate themselves somehow with pills or alcohol.
Or they try and escape into various activities or become workaholics in order to try and avoid the pain in their lives. So they do not have to turn and face the truth and deal with those spirits of resentment and anxiety, anger and depression, and all the yucky feelings they feel.
There is no real escape unless you do like those three fellows we read about in Daniel 3, 16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
You know what happened as they would not bow down to any evil thing. King Nebuchadnezzar goes on to say later I
saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
It goes on to tell us on Daniel 3:
28Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
29Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
30Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.
That is the answer for us how we are suppose to deal with the things in this world.
Otherwise you will only have some sort of temporary way to cope, which only help divert you from the real struggles in your life.
Because the Bible tells us we are not fighting against flesh and blood.
Ephesians 6: 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The Oxford dictionary says, stress is pressure or tension, quantity measuring this; demand on physical or mental energy, distress caused by this,
Some synonyms: include “morbidity, complaint, derangement, distemper, indisposition, infirmity, disorder, and malady.” These synonyms show that disease is just that, dis-ease.
When the mind is in a toxic state which is opposite peace and the attitude of the mind is overwhelmed with conflicts, that is the ingredient for diseases to be born.
There is a invisible evil kingdom that is trying to destroy you, which bring in may unseen results and situation so people will not make the connection.
One of the ploys of the devil is to make people think he really does not exist if your are unbeliever or that he does not have any real influence on the believer one they are converted.
But when we who know better and study the Bible and can see we have been affected to a certain degree our entire lives, it’s no wonder we feel overwhelmed and become ill at times when we give into stress.
These are some of the conditions that have been termed “the effects of stress.” I have even seen people who seem to thrive on being angry, upset and irritated most of the time, even as believers because there is energy that comes from those emotions. But that energy is very dangerous and very toxic to them and those they get around. That is the kind of energy that feds into self-hatred and self-pity.
It is a fact that once you have become upset for just 5 seconds it releases all sorts of chemicals into your body and can negaitivley affect you for up to six hours later. Then you lose a portion of who you really are in Christ and become an extension of the kingdom of evil instead of the Kingdom of God.
Then that brings a lingering memory like a residual imprint of the experience in your thoughts. In the magic trees of your mind where it grows those thorns and it that wants to continue to allow spirits of torment to cause you some degree of anxiety wherever you go and whatever you do.
In other word you lose your peace, Papa God wants you to be in peace and be full of His Joy.
There is always a cause and effect going on and its time we better understood that.
We know the curse causless shall not come. Proverbs 26:2 and the curses are listed in Deuteronomy 28
1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
What does the word “If” mean?
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
The word “if” in verse 27 of the Strongs Concordance
Is a different word then “if” in verse 28.
From the Hebrew word asher, (not the tribe) in verse 27 which means “ very quickly”! As in Blessings will come quickly if you obey what God has said,
In verse 28 the word “if” is the Hebrew word “im” which means if you will not be a doer of the Word and obey what God has said the curse does not come quickly. But it shall surely come.
What does the word “do” mean?
Galatains 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Galatains 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Why is there so much disease and dis- eases now even in the churches ?
Deuteronomy 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
What if we find iniquity in our children or should I say when we find iniquity in our children?
Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Time to pray, we have not because we ask not.
Time to cast those old familiar spirit out and keep them out.
Generational Curses are dealt with in Ezekiel 18.
19Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
20The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
The son here in this scripture takes responsibility for his sins and that’s why he doesn’t die, not because generational curses no longer exist. And when you look at this whole chapter, it says that it is the unrighteous that repent that shall save his soul and the righteous who does not repent sounds like he shall lose his soul.
24But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. ( you want to die in sin or die in faith before you stand before the Judgment seat of Christ?)
25Yet ye say, The way of the LORD is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
26When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.
27Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
I often get this question, what must I do to be healed or have my relationship or business restored after all I have already, repented and confessed my sins and I am still in a mess?
The short and simple answer is to trust in the Lord and stop wasting time looking at the symptoms and problems. They are lying symptoms and problems anyway, its just the devil and his evil kingdom trying to get you to doubt Papa God and His promises to you.
If he can get you into accepting a spirit of doubt and unbelief then he knows it will cancel your prayer request out.
James 2: 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
That means you will have to stay in Faith which is opposite fear. You need to work your faith, build yourself up in the Holy Ghost and believe.
James 2:17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Healing takes time, miracles are instant. Just because you do not see anything happening does not mean the Lord is not orchestrating things to bring about your complete healing.
I have experienced both as many have. You must keep yourself filled up with the Word of God, not so much what religion taught you. Rather what the Lord said in the KJV Bible.
Because Papa God says what He means and means what He says.
Keep your mind stay on the Lord and He will keep you in His peace.
When you are in peace your mind, body and soul and spirit will heal. Amen.
As I have taught before,
Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
So we as believers are suppose to fast, we are to live a fasted life. We are also suppose to abstain from food at certain times, but there is no set rules how long the Bible says, “when you fast”, not if you fast.
We are just to be lead of the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes you may need to fast and pray to receive an answer from the Lord. Fasting and prayer are prominent in the Bible maybe we should do it more often to receive the power from our Lord to have power over the demons in our lives.The Bible also tells us in
Matthew 18: 18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
There is great power when we unite in prayer. We have many examples when the church in Jerusalem prayed in one accord miracles took place.
When they got into division and strife, they lost the power and their prayers were hindered.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
All means everything is possible.
Stop praying to Jesus or the Holy Spirit, as we have no authority to do that. Pray to Papa God in Jesus Christ of Nazareth name. So there is no doubt whose authority we are praying in. There are many Jesus’s rounding about in the new age and in some churches.
That could be another cause for unanswered prayers, not that I want to get technical or religious on you, but it does say in
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 16: 23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Whatsoever means unlimited powering prayer, as the plans of Papa God unfold before us more and more each day. We need to keep pressing in and being doer of the Word. We walk by faith each day not by what and where seem to be at the moment. You want to see miracles like some of the bretheren are seeing in places like Africa and China. Then just believe the Lord and stop giving in to a spirit of doubting.
Why are the Childern of God so easily satisfied with coming up short of so many of the promises in the Bible? We are so many believers coming up with excuses for all sorts of sins, and for sickness and diseases, poverty and unhappiness in this present world?
At this point many of you know the truth and so it is not so much any more a question of ignorance and wrong teaching you been exposed to. It is really more a matter of willful rejection of the truth that can make you free, and a refusal to put forth the effort necessary to obtain the promises you been given and the all the benefits.
Because there is no limits on what a believer in prayer can have. You know why God has had to withhold good things from and that He can hardly wait to bless you and heal you.
So we have a part to play in all this. Our job is to forgive everyone including yourselves, repent of all sins and stay in Faith!
Its time to take some personal inventory and have an intimate chat with the Lord so you can get into that more abundant life you are promised.
Have you really surrender your life to the Lord including every room in your holy temples? Have you really turned away from your sins and been born again?
Are you really obeying the Lord? Are you really trusting Him no matter what it looks like? Or are you still in a battle in your mind with spirits of doubt and unbelief?
No one but you and the Lord really know the answers here to these questions, but I felt lead to ask them to help you get to the root issues here.
If you honestly have answered and done all these things and still have not obtained the promises. Then you must seek the Lord and He will show you the truth.
Matthew 7:7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you
You can remember that because the first letters of Ask, seek and Knock spell “Ask”.
If you are in need of healing, or some more work, some more income in business or some relationship concerns you are now able to ask and you can receive a blessing.
Basically the Lord is saying by simple asking you begin to receive providing you ask in faith believing.
John 14: 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15If ye love me, keep my commandments.
So it alright to seek the Lord and ask about any failures in your life. Just make sure you are not allowing any spirits of doubt and unbelief in.
Romans14:2323And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Again James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James 2: 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
I think that is pretty much as plainly stated as it could be. So we must remember there is battle going on and you will have to fight for your freedom here.
James 4: 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Have you are anyone you know ever really resisted the devil and his demonic army and did not flee? Could anyone who is really born again honestly say the Bible is not true? Well if that part is true then all of it is true.
So we need to stay in the battle until we gain the victory, besides what the worse thing that can happen to a true believer? You die and go to heaven until you get your resurrected body and we all come back here.
The devil is such a great liar and deceiver he has true believer doubting Papa God’s word, just like he did with Adam and Eve.
Why change his tactics when they seem to work so well?
Jesus himself gave us absolute assurance we would receive if we have faith and do not doubt.
Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
John 15: 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15: 16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
The promises of God will hold up and they can not fail.
James 1:4 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
The Pilgrims had to have faith and not be double minded about what they chose to do.
The name Pilgrim’s was given by William Bradford, who found it in Hebrews 11.13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Their prayers for a place to worship the Lord, I suppose will always be identified with that original Thanksgiving.
What makes that first Thanksgiving so memorable is when we consider what they were going through. Whereas it’s true they had enjoyed a bountiful harvest that year, the Pilgrims purposely planned their Thanksgiving of 1621 during an exceedingly disastrous year. Still they found it in their hearts to give thanks and praise onto the Lord.
I believe a few people over time must have noticed the change of fortunes for the birth of the United States because there were praying people giving thanks.
The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5
17Pray without ceasing.
18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ( that means in good times and in bad times)
It goes on to say 19Quench not the Spirit.
20Despise not prophesyings.
21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
In 1609- there were approximately 300 colonists that arrived in Jamestown. That winter, because their food supplies had pretty much run out, 80% of the people died from starvation and disease.
1620-102 Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and three months later landed at Plymouth. Within the first year, half of them perished. Sounds like that had their fare share of grief and sorrow the enemy was trying to stop them from the vision the Lord must have given them.
In1621-The Pilgrims dedicated three days for a Thanksgiving Feast to give God glory. Imagine doing that against all the suffering that was going on.
1689-During the next 74 years, four bloody North American wars were fought between England and France. The final conflict with the French and Indian War made the British leader decide to tighten its grip on the colonies, Which ultimately led to the American Revolution. Power to the people.
All we are saying is give peace a chance did not seem to be working.
In 1776-America declared independence from England. That must have been sort of like a David and Goliath thing. America wins its independence, and is the world’s first colony to break away from a parent country. That was some spirit of rejection going on there.
Old mason George Washington said: “It will not be believed that such a force as Great Britain, after eight years of military employment, could be so baffled in their plans…by men oftentimes half-starved, almost always sick, without pay, and experiencing every distress which the human nature is capable of enduring.” That had to be an act of God for such a thing to happen. You know if they lost George Washington being an Englishman would have been hung as a traitor.
Anyway as the war ended 400 armed war veterans circled the make-shift congressional building demanding their unpaid back wages. They actually held the congressman hostage. So as is expected the congressman agreed and were forced to approve a payment plan, sounds a lot like stuff today, however they had no funds to make the plan work. But they came up with a stimulus plan anyway.
Then is appears, the thirteen states turned on each other. A spirit of accusation came in. “This is all your fault, this is a fine mess you made of things, back in Egypt, I mean England at lest we had something to eat, blah blah.
So you had all these different States, but they were certainly not united. They did not come together in one accord and pray. Pity about that.
So New Jersey came up with its own services for its people. Leaders in New York negotiated its own foreign treaties. Nine of the thirteen states acted like independent counties. At lest seven states printed their own currency which was only usable within their borders. Still other states passed tariff laws against the other states.
And yet somehow these colonies, this goofy people with a dream to be free, this collection of rag tag war-weary Americans somehow came together , lay down their differences and became one nation. A nation that wanted to be ruled by laws of democracy to safeguard the rights of its citizens; the right to worship the Lord as the Bible tells us to do. The right to speak boldly about the things of God.
Let us pray that dream does not come to an end and we wake up back in Egypt.
The Lord still works miracles. We have much to be thankful for.
We know He will take care of His children.
This present world has yet to see what the Lord will do for those who are fully dedicated and completely submitted to Him. If you do not believe the Lord will do something for you, you shall have it according to your faith.
If you can believe that nothing is really impossible to the Lord you will have whatsoever you ask in His name. There are no more excuses, as we know the truth and the truth will make us free.
Let us stop and be grateful and thank the Lord our God.
Let us stop listening to lying spirits that come and accuse us.
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
If you have confessed your sins and turned away from them, and are walking after the Spirit of the Lord there is no more guilt and condemnation. If you still feel guilty and shameful then there is a spirit of accusation that needs to be cast out of you. Feeling like you do not fit in is another lie of accusing spirits. Or feeling like that people only like you for what you can do for them with your talents, money, and service, If you have done all you know to do and you are still not healed, you must continue pressing in. You must trust in the Lord that He is orchestrating things to bring about your complete healing and recovery Amen.
Stop listening to a lying spirit accusing you and accusing Papa God that He does not love you enough to heal you are fix your problems in this life. If you want victory over this accusing spirit then let’s get to work according to 2Timothy 2:24-26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”.
You know Accusation is a spirit and needs to express itself if it is allowed in your body, it will keep replaying and rehashing words and situations. All of us have to deal with this thing. All of us have had that accusing spirit try and talk with us through theta brain waves.
It will make you a victim if it can, and it will make others a victim that are around you. If you have had that spirit for years or even in your generations, you might not know you have it, but other around you will know it because you will manifest it.
Some of that bad fruit of accusation is holding a record of wrongs, murder with your tongue as with gossip and or slander,
Just talking about others can easily become gossip and that is still a sin in my Bible.
It wants to take over your mind and control you, scrambling your thoughts, giving you chaotic thinking, jumbled thought patterns, Giving you misunderstandings with the people you love and who love you,
That brings projected fear, it does not bring you projected faith?
It wants to even accuse others in your sin, so you can go into false burden bearing and be codependent in another’s sin by being their Holy Spirit.
It will mess with your memory, as it wants to store all the emotional hurts along with their words of accusation. This goes into your long term memory bank ready to be brought out when a spirit of self-pity needs it. Accusation and self-pity also stay in short term memory banks so it will be ready and useful against you. If we keep our long term memes with evil and memories of sin that is always fuel for a spirit of accusation to build a fire to burn you up in. So you walk about burning up with madness.
We are not a defeated people anymore, but we are victorious through Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Word of God is our instruction manual. In Hebrews we learn that God wants us to be full of age. To be a mature Christian knowing how to pray and share our heart’s desire to have a mature relationship with Him and be in His Word. Amen?
Hebrews 5:12-14 “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”.
This is one of our greatest needs day to day, to discern good from evil, we need to recognize the lies of accusation and not receive them or live in them any longer. The accusing spirit has caused such great hard ship for all of us who fall under its control.
Many families have suffered from the effects of its work, but when we recognize it, when we see it for what it is and we repent to the Lord, we stop doing it, we turn away from it and for allowing accusing spirits to be part of our life, and then renounce and cast it out we can then stand in God’s truth and receive our victory.
We all fall into this at times so let us get clean before the Lord our God now.
As we press in with the Lord, the Holy Spirit is quick to convict us and we should be quick to repent for these things as we know how dangerous it can be if you do not attend to it and cast it out.
Just like we take a shower each day because our flesh can get dirty, so can our spirits so let us wash now in the water of the Word.
Please repeat after me if you are ready to get rid of this evil spirit that has been holding you down and disturbing your life such a long time.
Papa God, I renounce in my generations all the way back to Adam and I repent and renounce in my life for fellowshipping with a spirit of accusation, either accusing others or feeling accused by others. I renounce and repent in my life for all condemnation and gossip and murmuring; for all accusation towards God, self, and others; for bitterness with all its underlings.
For offense, rebellion, programming, control, manipulation, and a personality of accusation.
For prefabricated personality, comparing yourself to others, competition and replay.
Suspicion, judging others, misunderstanding, racism, envy and jealousy and scapegoat.
Unworthiness, shame, guilt, isolation, division, self-pity, fear, lying and perfectionism.
Torment, destroyer, all Luciferian Spirits of Accusation.
I thank you Papa God for your forgiveness and I choose to receive it. I choose to walk in freedom this day In Jesus of Nazareth’s name. Amen
Now may I pray for you? Papa God as one of your representatives in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I take authority over all the works of the enemy and I bind and break its powers. I cancel the assignment of every stinking spirit of accusation.
I bind all judgment and criticism, all condemnation, all gossip and murmuring. I bind and break the powers of all accusation and criticism that would come against you through the mouths of other people.
It is written, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn for this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord! Their righteousness is of me saith the Lord.”
I take authority over self-accusation where we accuse ourselves, feeling we’ve not done enough, or not done it well enough.
I command every stinking evil spirit of guilt, shame, condemnation, false burden bearing, false responsibility, people pleasing, and drivenness to go right now into the dry place in the all mighty and all powerful name of my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
I have been given authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemy and nothing will by any means harm us.
The word of God is clear that we have as children of God been given the fruit of the spirit which is love, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost. And this is what we are willing to walk in from this day forward. Be released now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.
Let us go a round the room now and each person speak out something they are thankful for.
Who the Lord makes free, is free indeed. We need to be rejoicing here.
Pastor Caspar McCloud (c) 2009