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Valley I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It’s then I have to remember
That it’s in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God’s love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I Picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan’s loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I’m feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That’s it’s in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for the valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

By Jane Eggleston

P.S.  Just a reminder, that the God on the mountain tops is the same God in the valleys. Hope you enjoy this poem.

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If you have been trying so hard to fight your own battles, but kept losing in the process, then you need to rethink your strategies. I am not telling you to sit back, and have others walk all over you. However, you have to get to a point in your life where you allow God to fight your battles for you. He will not put you in the front line. Instead, He will take all the darts, while shielding you. He is capable of facing your battles better than you do. Accordingly, the fight is not against your neighbors, co-workers, spouses, friends, children, families, or others you may meet along the way. The fight is against the ruler of darkness.

As the scripture highlights, “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” (Ephesians 6:12). Therefore, your real enemy is not those around you, but satan himself. He is a spirit, and the ruler of darkness. He sets out to use anyone he can recruit against you, in order to have you defeated, depressed and discouraged.

Considering this, you are up against a spirit of darkness. Therefore, when satan knocks at your door, just say, “Jesus, can you get that for me?” Leave your battles up to the Lord. He will fight for you (Exodus 14:14). I used to try to fight my battles for myself; however, I have come to a point in my life where I have Jesus fighting for me. Consequently, I have been gaining a lot of victories. 

When satan realizes that you are not taking matters into your own hands anymore, he will feel like you have given up. Notwithstanding, you have not given up, but have secretly given your battles to the Lord.

Exodus 14When you have done what you can, God will do what you can’t.

Are you being spiritually attacked in your dreams at nights? Have you had a near accident recently? Was there some form of disappointment that occurred in your life recently? Were you recently diagnosed with a sickness? Have you been having an attack on your marriage, ministry, job, family, business and finance?  Have you been meeting setbacks after setbacks, as you venture out in executing your plans?

As you go through these dilemmas, you have to understand that these are the plots that Satan has been plotting against you. However, these plots have been manifested to reveal the weapons of the enemy. You have to understand the season that you are in (Ecclesiastes 3).

There’s a spiritual warfare going on in your life, as you face a period of transition. This is when the attacks are more frequent. You have to muster every strength and go in warfare mode (Ephesians 6).

Spiritual Warfare

It’s not time to play a pity party or throw in the towel. It’s time to fight! You’re being transition for a purpose. God is getting ready to settle you, after you have suffered a little while. He will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you (1 Peter 5:10).

When you’re in warfare mode, you are sensitive to any and all demonic presence. Furthermore, you understand that attacks can surface from all angles, because the enemy realizes that you’re in a period of transition. He feels you will cave in under the pressure, in order to rob you of your glory (John 10:10).

In mustering every ounce of physical and spiritual strength in your body, you should continue to press into your purpose. The glory that you will gain, will be greater than your pain.

For spiritual deliverance and prayers for specific warfare attacks, please contact our ministry.

God bless you.

It’s In the Valleys I Grow

Valley I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It’s then I have to remember
That it’s in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God’s love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I Picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan’s loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I’m feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That’s it’s in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for the valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

By Jane Eggleston

P.S.  Just a reminder, that the God on the mountain tops is the same God in the valleys. Hope you enjoy this poem.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

It is very imperative that you watch diligently for deceit and deception among you. In a vision last night, my husband and I were looking on as a young lady dressed nicely, but whom we discerned as fake, approached two women walking by her.

Wolf

She beckoned to them for help and informed them that she was stranded. As the women went to her aid, they were consumed, as if they had vanished. A few minutes went by, and the trio emerged. The young lady now appeared with a mark of the devil. As she passed by our way, my husband and I held up a cross that glistened as a light in front of us. The young lady who now turned out to be a demon, went on her way with the two women, who obviously were unaware that they were walking with a demon.

Apparently the women did not discern this young lady as fake. Had they had the spirit of discernment, then they wouldn’t have been deceived to walk away with her. They were actually being led away by Satan.

Satan is very cunning and deceptive. He will bring things into your life, or people who appear to be the real deal, but instead it’s all fake. This is how the enemy will use deceit and deception to rob you of your joy, your happiness, your sense of belonging, your confidence, your health, your emotional well-being, your children, your marriage, your finances, your career, your ministry, your Christianity, and all that he knows you hold so dear to your heart.

You are like sheep in the midst of wolves. In order to survive, you have to be wise as a serpent, but at the same token, harmless as a dove (Matthew 10:16). In other words, evil will always be around, and you will always be in the midst of it. Nonetheless, you have to ensure that you are not walking gullible and naïve, thus leaving leeway for the enemy to deceive and destroy you.

Break Free Today!

Whatever situation that the enemy is using to chain you to him, you have got to break free today! If the enemy is using sickness, poverty, anger, addiction, deception, doubt, depression, loneliness, and sins to chain you to him, you have got to seek your deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus.

Break Every Chain

You are in a spiritual warfare, and as you battle with the spirits of darkness, you need to have faith to receive your deliverance. Satan uses chains to bind his captives, in order to have them defeated. He comes to kill, steal and to destroy (John 10:10). But how long will you allow him to ruin your life and your home, while you sit helpless?

If you are chained to the devil in any sort of way, it’s time to break free! So wherever you are, begin to praise God now! “Arise, shine; for the light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).

Darkness has no place in your life. It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, Jesus is ready to forgive you and set you free today! Your deliverance is not tomorrow or next week, or next month, or next year. Jesus said, “Today, you shall be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).

I declare over your life that you are free in the mighty name of Jesus!

 

I know almost all adults might answer ‘yes,’ to this question, especially if they have moved away from their parents’ home, and are working and taking care of themselves. However, independence appeals to all ages. It means “freedom from the control, influence, support, and aid of others.”

In reading a devotion by Bill Chowder, he too stated that, “It’s not surprising that teenagers talked about gaining their independence.”  However, as I delved deep into this devotion, he spoke of a craving for dependence, which is a spiritual recognition and acceptance of our deep spiritual dependence on the One who gives life.  Jesus stated, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

John15_5

In this dangerous and troubled world, you need the vine to sustain all your spiritual nutrients, or else you will be spiritually malnourished. If you are spiritually malnourished, you won’t be able to withstand the enemy and all the chaos and calamity that he throws at you.

By and large, when you think that you are independent, think about the one who you have to depend on – Jesus.

 

Has Your Joy Been Stolen?

Stolen Joy

In John 10:10 you are warned that the thief comes to steal, kill, and to destroy; but Jesus came that you might have life more abundantly. In this scripture, Satan is being referred to as the thief who steals your joy, in order for you to live a life of misery and defeat.

If you have been through a tough year in 2013 and have been robbed of things that caused you to lose your joy, then 2014 is the year to reclaim what the devil has stolen from you.

Now is not the time to throw in the towel and play a pity party.  It’s time to refocus your faith and trust in the Lord, so that He can restore you with unspeakable joy. You are encouraged in Psalms 30:5 that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. So dry your tears, arise and shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you! (Isaiah 60:1)

It’s In the Valleys I Grow

Valley I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It’s then I have to remember
That it’s in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God’s love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I Picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan’s loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I’m feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That’s it’s in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for the valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

By Jane Eggleston

P.S.  Just a reminder, that the God on the mountain tops is the same God in the valleys. Hope you enjoy this poem.

When All Hell Breaks Loose!

The devil brings confusion, hurt, chaos, mayhem, strife, war, evil, and vengeance. He will want to attack your health, your finances, your children, your relationship, your job, and steal your happiness and joy.

The devil does not like to see people prosper and bless. Therefore, he enjoys your mayhem and tribulations, and if you do not stand up to him, you will allow him to get the better of you. By doing so, you will continue to walk in defeat. In light of this, you have to learn how to be a victor, and not a victim of the devil. When you throw a pity party, the devil sees that, and continues to follow you around, because he knows you are about to throw in the towel.

When you are under attack from the devil, and all hell has broken loose in your life, it is easy to just be weak, and feels sorry for yourself, but you should have a spirit of command and determination.

In James 4:7-11, there are some tools that you can use to help you to defeat the devil. The Scripture advises you to submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

For you to fully defeat the devil, you will have to first submit yourself to God. How do you submit yourself to God? You should draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. You should cleanse your hands from sins, and not be double minded. In other words, you can’t be saved and be a sinner at the same time. You can’t serve God and the devil. You have to chose one.

Joshua reiterated this to the people of Israel,  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

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