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Oct
31

God’s Word – Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in[a] the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. Deuteronomy 18:10-12

A word on Halloween… is a hollow scene …
Beloved, trust me I know what I am about to share is something that not everyone is happy to receive.
Please ponder this: What is so happy about Halloween? Is it the costumes or the candy? The ghost, the goblins or perhaps the skull heads? Please someone help me to understand?

What is so happy about?
Of course I am being sarcastic about this subject, as a daughter of The Mosh High and Holy God, I will submit to you that this day is an invitation to wickedness along with evil to our spiritual well-being. Yeah, we view as harmless, candy, cute costumes, parties and games. Beloved it goes beyond that, I cannot tell anyone what to do or what not to do.
spend billons of dollars each year in preparation for this day. We send our kids dressed in costume to school, yet we cannot speak of God in the public school halls. There is division of religion and state in our court system. And that nativity that was beautifully positioned in the center of town is no longer allowed.

Halloween is Not A Holiday:
The understanding comes with the revelation of the truth of God’s word speaking to our spirit, mind and actions. But, it is my encouragement to anyone willing to listen; Halloween is not a good scene and certainly not a holiday… It’s a worship of idols and destructive spirits. It’s a crack in the door for the enemy to come in to wreak havoc on us. It goes beyond what seems harmless trick or treats. I think about all the hard work, and hard earned money that goes into Halloween and I think if we were just as dedicated to writing the word of God on our hearts we’d be a stronger, wiser, and ready with the word of God on the tip of our tongue. A stronger body of Christ that truely makes a difference to those who do not know the glory of God and his love for each of us. May the word of richly bless you…as you continue to seek the LORD through the truth of his word “The Bible”.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford

Oct
26


God’s Word: …brothers & [sisters], since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, Hebrews 10:18-20

Definition of PERSEVERE : to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement

Encouragement Shared:
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us… It takes perseverance to move forward in faith through the power of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit in us to move us: From strength to strength-glory to glory in victory in our time of need. It is the power of Christ in each of us that empowers us to grow in faith. Yes, beloved, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through every word of Christ. [Romans 10:17] So go and persevere in your hardships, in your sorrows for God will deliver you to victory as he has promised. Stand in the promise of his word. And taste the victory he has waiting.

God’s Promise:
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 It is the power of Christ in us that allows us to persevere through faith… And faith increases through the power of the word spoken to us. As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. James 5:11

The Word on FAITH:…since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; … These are the truths that set us free and empower us to the glory of God through the power of the Word; the power of the Holy Spirit in us, and Christ who gives us strength to do all things. faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford

Prayer:
Heavenly Father
Give us the vision through the faith given us to persevere in our time of need through the power of Christ in us. Let the word enrich us to move forward in faith and seek you diligently. Thank you Father, for power of your word that empowers us to increase to answer the call to persevere. In Jesus name we pray AMEN!

Oct
03

God’s Word on Forgiveness of Sin ~ If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. 1John 1:8-10 

Encouragement Shared: This is a powerful truth of God’s word and it takes wisdom of God to conduct our ordinary lives in extra ordinary ways.  God’s word is “wisdom”…  Wisdom is sweet to our soul-if we find it, there is a future hope for us, and our hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:14 Hope in the Him will never disappoint; to God the Father goes all the glory.  When we rely fully on the Lord he strengthens us and our strength equals our days.  The best news we could ever be enthusiastic about is the inheritance we will receive from the Lord the Lord Jesus Christ… The God that created the heavens and the earth is patient and forgiving.   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9 It is only through repentance and resting in the almighty God that he restores us through the promises in His word the bible. It is through the word of hope that God reveals; restores and heals us from the issues of life that keep us chained to battles of the mind that are the battles within.  So be faithfilled to forgive and move forward.  God states: cast your anxieties on him because he cares for you.  And seek the Lord and seek for his strength continually – he is faithful and just to forgive. What a precious gift to recieve, what a precious gift to give.  Yes, God has enabled to do all things through Christ who gives us strength.  Philippians 4:13.  That also means to forgive those whom sin against us.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for turning our tears to joy… We thank you for making your joy our strength that is Jesus Christ! In the midst of our troubles Father you preserve our lives… Your sustaining grace delivers us through your Spirit…Your daughters will commit all our plans to you so that they would succeed.  Whatever we do, we will work at it with all our heart, as working for you Lord, not for men, because we know that we will receive an inheritance from you Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ we are serving. Help us to follow the spirit fill anointing you pour out on us; help us to do all things with out arguing and complaining… Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrong, and there is no favoritism. Thank you for the assurance of your word. Thank you for strengthening us by the power of your word.  In Jesus name we pray… Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford