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BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL 2

 GOD WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.

BATTLE GOOD EVIL

I am Strengthening You Today for Jesus’ Work.

“I bless you, My brother and sister. 

It is time to advance the work Jesus has given you. 

The darkness that covers so many people has to be lifted.  My Son, Jesus, must be the center of every person’s heart because He is the light that eradicates all darkness. 

Satan has ensnared so many people in all parts of the world and even those within the Church founded by My Son. Satan’s hold on them has to be broken. 

It is easy today to make the wrong choices and to be led astray. How important it is for youth to be nourished in their growing years with a good knowledge of the faith, to form good habits and to remain close to Me through prayer.

Some youth in their search for meaning, turn to alcohol and drugs and become enslaved by these powerful stimulants.  Others give vent to their instincts especially their sexual instincts and this could destroy their future.  The evil one will lead them that way if they allow him to do so.

While he seems to triumph with so many willing helpers in his rage against Me, Jesus, through My power and My guidance, is going to overthrow the kingdom of darkness and He is going to bring about a new beginning. 

I am strengthening you today for this work. 

Always remain united to Jesus, your Friend.  I bless you and all My children.”

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TO DELIVER EVIL SPIRITS 2

ARE DEMONS REAL?

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Is there is a spirit power behind evil in our world? Are we in a fight with spiritual wickedness? Some believe that demons and Satan do not exist; that they are just folklore.

THE DARK SIDE

Humans possess a spiritual sense and there is a spiritual realm.  A demon is considered a harmful spiritual entity, which may cause demonic possession. These demons were angels that turned to the dark side. God Himself tells how Lucifer turned evil:

“You were anointed as a guardian cherub,
Through your widespread trade
    you were filled with violence,
    and you sinned.
So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,
    and I expelled you, guardian cherub,
    from among the fiery stones.                       Ezekiel 28:14, 16

Matthew, Mark and Luke record numerous examples of individuals who were either cruelly afflicted or possessed by demons (demon possession occurs when an evil spirit completely takes over a person’s mind). Christ expelled demons (often called “unclean spirits” in the Gospels) from many people. Demons are so real and so powerful that Jesus also taught us to pray on a daily basis for God to “deliver us from the evil one”.                                                      Matthew 6:13

We don’t have to scream and holler at the demons to remove them from someone who is influenced by evil spirits. One who has authority only has to speak the word. “With authority and power, He (Jesus) commands evil spirits and they come out.”           Luke 4:36

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Jesus spoke about demonic influences in many parts of the Bible: Continue reading TO DELIVER EVIL SPIRITS 2

ANOREXIA and DELIVERANCE 2

ANOREXIA

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PRINCESS DIANA?

Doctors report that thousands of women in the United States and Canada each day are starving, not because they don’t have enough food but because they fear being overweight or because they fear criticism from their spouses and from others.  

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Recent studies reveal thousands of Americans are sleep derived because they fear “missing out” on the party, falling behind others at work or not being successful. Plagued by these same fears, when they go to bed, they cannot sleep.

Some have been traumatized by abuse, assaults or sexual advances. There is a great need for DELIVERANCE.

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THE PROMISE OF AUTHORITY OVER EVIL God's Promises Healing Authority

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PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE 2

ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT

PALESTINE LIBERATION ARMY (PLA) was established as the official military branch of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964.

PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE

Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) with an overwhelming 88.2 % majority. Arafat accepted the UN Security Council Resolution 242, promised future recognition of Israel and renounced “terrorism” in all its forms, including state terrorism. (SEE TAQIYYA BELOW)

Arafat statement was encouraged by the US administration, which insisted on recognition of Israel as a necessary starting point in the Camp David peace negotiations.

Arafat statement indicated a shift from one PLO primary aims (the destruction of Israel) towards the establishment of two separate entities, an Israeli State within the 1949 armistice lines and a Palestinian State in the West bank and Gaza Strip. Barak offered Arafat a Palestinian State in parts of the West Bank and all of the Gaza Strip with an outlying suburb of Jerusalem as its capital.

PALESTINIANS AND JEWISH HISTORY  
HAMAS SOLDIERS

Yet, Arafat was influenced by the rise of HAMAS and the Palestinian Jihad organizations, which were employing new tactics such as “martyrdom operations” (also known as suicide bombing). Israel was hit with opposition from grass roots Palestinians who unable to do anything so they reverted to suicide bombing.

As is, HAMAS stands accused of using schools and hospitals to hide weapons, effectively using civilians as human shields. This is a war crime, but so is bombing targets in the knowledge that civilians will be killed. Consequently, every step that the Israelis take to try to eliminate the rockets and the militants that plague them bears a cost.

And herein lies the ultimate logic of Israeli strategy. In their use of force they are sending the message not only to HAMAS but also to international mediators that left to their own devices they will continue to use force until the rockets stop.

TAQIYYA

PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE TAQIYYA

Muslims are allowed by taqiyya to lie about their religious beliefs when this will support the advancement of Islam. Nonie Darwish, in The Devil We Don’t Know, describes how Islamic Sharia law incorporates taqiyya: “Sharia itself allows lies not only with infidels, but also to solve disputes among Muslims and in the wife/husband relationship, thereby covering practically all relationships. The individual Muslim is taught that protection of Islam is a sacred communal obligation that is more important than family, life, or happiness.” So who are we to believe? Sharia law itself allows lies with infidels. Continue reading PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE 2

GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

HEALING FROM GOD’S MERCY 

 God in His mercy has decreed blessing for us by sending Christ to take the curse of disease and sickness from us and bring healing.

“He himself bore our sins” in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds you have been healed.”                                                                                  1 Peter 2:24

These are the exact words that a Divine Healer say when they lay hands on someone for healing: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AND BY HIS WOUNDS, YOU (NAME) ARE HEALED OF (AFFLICTION). 

This is assured for any affliction even cancer and any addiction.  The spirit world knows no limitation: long distance healing is also assured.

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”      Matthew 8:17 

Jesus used the authority of the Father given to Christ over heaven and earth Matthew. 28:18, to “pray over” James 5:14 the sick and command the enemy to go. “Whatever you ask in My Name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.”                                           John 14:14

MERCY HEALING

Some Christians pray for healing as if asking for a favor from God. In seeking healing we are not to ask God for a favor; instead, we are to glorify the Father by expecting the justice due us as a result of Christ’s awesome work for us… And we will receive it. Quit begging. Quit asking for a favor – expect God’s mercy. Continue reading GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

Authority Over Sickness and Disease 2

THE PROMISE OF AUTHORITY IS FOR US TODAY

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Consider just for a moment the ramifications of such a great and precious promise2 Peter 1:4 authority over the unclean spirits, and likewise over all sickness and disease. The mind boggles.… 

Healing Authority

 Is anyone going to actually say those promises are applicable only to the twelve disciples and not to us? No – not if they believe the Gospel. Certainly, we know that Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever”                                                                             Hebrews 13:8

We are co-heirs with Christ of all the promises of God Romans. 8:17; Galatians 3:29, every one of which can be inherited through faith and patience/perseverance                                               Hebrews. 6:12

 

HEALING AUTHORITY

OUR REAL ENEMIES 

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TO EAT JESUS’ BODY? 2

The Real Presence

The Early Christians actually took the Real Presence for granted. It doesn’t even seem as if there was much debate. No one denied the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament before the year 500 A.D. The reason for this is that the Bible is very clear on the subject.

’Take, eat, this is My body.’ Then He took the cup and gave thanks. He gave it to them and said, ‘You must all drink from it. This is My blood of the New Way of Worship which is given for many.’”                                                                                                                         Matthew 26: 27, 28

Real Presence

“For My flesh is true food,” Jesus told his disciples and the others listening to Him, “and My blood is true drink.”                      John 6:55 

Anyone who eats the bread or drinks from the cup, if his spirit is not right with the Lord, will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord.  This is why a man should look into his own heart and life before eating the bread and drinking from the cup.  Anyone who eats the bread and drinks from the cup, if his spirit is not right with the Lord, will be guilty as he eats and drinks. He does not understand the meaning of the Lord’s body.”                                                                                                                        1 Corinthians 11:27-29

The wording in the Bible is very strong and hard to refute: why would anyone be “guilty of sinning “ if it was just a casual sharing of communion.

So when a group of evangelist suggest having communion, something seems wrong. They don’t know that it is all about the Real Presence.

Catholics believe Jesus is uniquely present in the Eucharist.  But how can this be?

Catholics believe that the same divine word in Christ that had the power to heal, raise people from the dead and forgive sins, could also change bread and wine into his body and blood. They believe that they are in close contact with Him and His Presence affects us (grace).

We can even go deeper in our explanation by saying it is the new manna, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which is supernatural food (grace) given for supernatural life (our soul). It is, as Paul says,” participation in the blood and body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:16

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OBSTACLES TO PHYSICAL HEALING

HEALING PROBLEMS

So why do some believers stay sick even after healing ministry. These healing obstacles can be easily overcome. Let us begin at the beginning.

Peter’s words of healing quoted Isaiah, “by His stripes, you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24  We know that Peter summed up the whole life of Jesus by saying that He went about healing all who were oppressed by the devilActs 10:38 The Scripture also says that Christ came “to destroy the works of the devil’ 1 John 3:8, not to destroy the works of His Father.

Healing Faith

The Scripture repeats that there is no partiality with God”. Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9 Christ never talked about cancer being good for one person while He healed another. The Scripture says that Christ healed all who came to Him – no exceptions.

Isn’t it so freeing to know that we don’t need to plead with God or cajole or convince Him to heal us? On the contrary, since we are the righteousness of God in Christ 2 Corinthians 5:21, we are healed on the basis of His mighty mercy and justice.

Healing Obstacles

In fact, in His parting words, Jesus stated clearly that this authority over disease and demons is a tell-tale sign of all those who follow Him.                                                                                                        Mark 16:17-18 

There are four reasons, and they are similar to the reasons why some who hear the Gospel of salvation do not receive it or cannot hold onto it:

  1. Unbelief and the Failure to Persevere– An individual can experience a glorious deliverance at the hands of the Lord and twenty-four hours later seriously wonder whether he imagined it all. Christ was quite clear: “it shall be done [for us] according to our faith”                                                                                         Matthew 9:29
  2. The Lie of Unworthiness; The Absence of Expectation of GodWe just cannot bring ourselves to believe, given what we know we have done in the past, that a holy God could love us enough to forgive us everything and heal us simply as a gift! We think that we do not deserve to be healed, and so, unfortunately, we reject His healing and are not healed. . This thinking can cause us to believe that our sin is too great for Christ’s mercy.

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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TEACHINGS 2

TEACHINGS OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Jehovah’s Witnesses are taught that all other Christian churches represent renegade Christendom, and only the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (which is the spiritual leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses) can be trusted.

AUTHORITY

The Bible describes how the apostles could pass on their authority to future bishops: Let another person take over his work.”Act 1:20 Why should we believe

(1) that the Catholic Church lost its God-given authority to interpret Scripture and proclaim doctrine and

(2) that the Watchtower is God’s official organization on Earth with his authority to interpret Scripture? How does one know that Jesus has given the Watchtower special authority?                                                         You Will Know Them by Their Fruits                                 Matthew 7:16

Why did Watchtower teach the following?

  1. Taught that the world would come to an end in 1914.[6]
  2. Said this was a miscalculation and the world would actually end in 1915.[7]
  3. Said the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would be resurrected when the world would end in 1925.[8]
  4. Strongly hinted that the end of the world would come in 1975.[9]

Jehovah witness deceptionIn 1995 stopped printing the following message about the end of the world in its magazine Awake!: “[T]his magazine builds confidence in the Creator’s promise of a peaceful and secure world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away.”Deuteronomy 18:22 states that a person is not a prophet if he makes a prediction that fails to come to pass.

If God were really guiding the Watchtower, then why would he allow his “spirit-led” organization to lead so many people into error about the end of the world? The simplest answer to these questions is that men, not God, guide the Watchtower, and so it should not be trusted with our eternal salvation.

6.  “We see no reason for changing the figures nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, God’s dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble.” Zion’s Watch Tower (July 15 1894) p.226. Over time the Watchtower started teaching that the world began to end in 1914, not that it was going to end in 1914 (even though this contradicts the Watchtower’s assertion that 1914 was not the beginning of anything but the end).

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7.  This miscalculation was due to confusion over whether there was a year “zero.” Russell wrote, “In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the Kingdom of God, will be accomplished near the end of A.D. 1915.” Charles Taze Russell”The Time Is At Hand” Studies In the Scriptures Series II (1915) 99, 101, 242.

8.  “Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection.” Joseph Rutherford, Millions Now Living Will Never Die (Brooklyn, NY: International Bible Students Association, 1920) 89-90.

9.  “Whatever the date for the end of this system, it is clear that the time left is reduced, with only approximately six years left until the end of 6,000 years of human history.” The Watchtower (May 1, 1970) 273.

10.  ‘When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him.”                                             Deuteronomy 18:22

We need solid proof for their claim to divine authority. Jehovah’s Witnesses certainly do not appeal to any miraculous intervention from God as proof. Continue reading JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TEACHINGS 2

AWAKENING CHARISMS 2

CHARISMS & THE LAITY
Awaken the Laity

To integrate or awakening of the role of the laity into the whole life of the Church will need Power of the Holy Spirit and all His charisms. All the baptized by the very fact of their baptism, can minister in Christ’s Name to the whole world. They can have a desire to lead committed lives but they can also call to be actively involved in the liturgy. They can sometimes be involved with the development of some area of lay ministry or specialty in ministry.

To be Church means to live as community in the world for the service of the world. The Church is a community before it is a hierarchical institution. Unless we exist as a family, we do not exist as a Church. The image of the Church as family as a model can be easily understood: a Spirit inspired community whose members are one corporate body or family.. We are all social beings and we cannot live nor develop fully without interpersonal relationships

The “sacred traditions” of the Church claim exclusive hierarchical rights to teach, preach or govern. The total absence of the laity from leadership roles is an unhealthy dimension of the Church – even inefficient and spiritually damaging.

In His own time, Jesus condemned leaders”who make their authority felt” or “who lord it over others,” and He insisted “it is not to be so with you” Luke 22:24-27

There has been greater spiritual renewal in prayer and faith sharing outside the parish life in spontaneous small support groups and spiritual movements. This spiritual renewal has not been sacramental; these groups  use healing gifts .

Each of us has a proper and indispensable role in the mission of the Church. Lay persons identify with the world and through the grace of baptism and aided by charisms they strive to make the world a better place.

Shared responsibility would require that each baptized Christian be guaranteed not only freedom in responsible involvement in ministry but also freedom of speech regarding what him or her judges to be best for the Church. This new direction will only be realized if the non-clergy are willing to move up and the clergy are willing to move over, which is all based on the philosophy of genuine love – not on authority.

O humility, the most precious of virtues, how few souls possess you! I see only a semblance of this virtue everywhere, but not the virtue itself.                                                                                    Diary 1436 of St. Faustina

As John the Baptist the first preacher of Jesus Christ, reminds us that, “I must decrease so that He may increase.”                 John 3:30

Awaken the Laity

CHARISMS

Charisms are not just “natural abilities” but gifts distributed by the Holy Spirit to each person as He wills.

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