REINFORCEMENTS ARE ON THE WAY!
To have our life reinforced all we have to do is ask God to fill us with Christ’s divine life and power. With Christ in us, and the inheritance we receive through being a child of God, we have everything we need to overcome the world and everything that pertains to life and Godliness. God decrees that a child of God walk in His “divine power and life.” Romans 8:9 “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Without Christ dwelling in us, we do not have divine life flowing through us.
Is there any natural or earthly power greater than the creator’s power? The power of man never healed the blind or raised the dead, nor can it atone for the sins of mankind. I am amazed that many of today’s generation believe “all roads lead to God.” That statement is contrary to God’s word: John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” Yes, man has conceived many roads to God, but none of the man-appointed saviors have the power to save or recreate man in the perfect image of the living God. John 5:39 “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”
Men can argue their opinions and make their decisions about their salvation without proof of it being truth, or they can take God’s offer of absolute proof of their salvation through Christ. John 7:17 “If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.” I came to Christ according to God’s word without positive proof that He was able to save me. However, God proved to me that Christ is the Savior of the world through sixty plus years of tangible proofs. No one can be absolutely sure of the “born again experience” without experiencing it. I have that inviolate proof of God’s truth living within me. I could fill the pages of a book or two with the life experiences that only our supernatural God could do. John 9:16 …”Others said, ‘How can a man who is a sinner do such miracles?’” Acts 2:22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know.”
Do not postpone the abundance of life that only Christ can give you. Pride, bitterness, and unforgiveness often keep our soul from making the decision to accept God’s love and forgiveness. How sad that we allow such a small thing, (compared to the eternal blessings of God), to separate us from the richness of eternal life offered by God. Those who refuse God’s offer will have eternity to grieve over their loss. John 5:40 “But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive honor from men. 42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”
I told you that God has done many, many miracles in my life. There is no greater miracle than having the witness within you of the indwelling Christ. Christ said He would send the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and lead us into all truth. John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Several months after I was saved, and through continually seeking God, I received the anointing of the Holy Spirit and some of the gifts required for His service, (1 Corinthians, Chapter 12). The Spirit began to direct my prayers and I saw miraculous answers. As I obeyed, I saw God do miracles in the lives of others. The day I dedicated fully to Christ, God instantly healed me of a very serious lung condition, and promised me that my marriage would never be broken. He also promised to bless me with the good of the land. Through my sixty years of marriage satan did everything he could to break it up, but God often took miraculous actions to counteract satan’s work. God did indeed direct my husband and I, and provide the assets for us to go into the supermarket business. Later God blessed us even more by putting the family in the brokerage business. I have never had a promise God did not keep.
God has a great sense of humor along with His tender loving care for His children! I am going to relate to you the latest of God’s miracles. Several months ago the Spirit kept telling me that He was going to work in mysterious ways. I accepted His words and watched the varying movements of God. One morning a week or so later, I finished my work in the kitchen and my housekeeper came in with two Kleenex folded in her hands. Inside one Kleenex, she showed me two dead cockroaches. I thought it was very strange because I have lived in my home for nearly four years and have never seen a cockroach. She then unwrapped the other Kleenex and explained she was holding newly laid eggs, covered with liquid to prove their freshness. By this time she really had my attention and I asked her where she found them. She said they were in my bed next to my pillow. Wow!!! Now I was upset.
I called the pest control service I use regularly. The man I asked for was busy, but he told me he was sending another man. Thirty minutes later a nice young man was standing in my kitchen with his canister ready to spray. I showed him our trophies (cockroaches and eggs) and he set his can down. I couldn’t believe his next words. These are his words as I remember them. “I have had it! For nine years I have lived in depression, sorrow, and grief over the death of my wife. I have tried professional and spiritual help. My home situation is in a mess and I cannot get over my wife’s death. I called for professional help this morning and they hung up on me. I am going to commit suicide today.” I listened with rapt attention and at the same time was calling on the Lord to take over this situation and perform His perfect will in this dear young man’s life.
In the meantime, the man stopped and looked squarely at me and said, “Who are you? I don’t even know you and I am pouring my heart out to you. I can’t believe I am telling you all of my troubles.” God then took over. I was a bystander, but the Holy Spirit was using me to accomplish His will. The Lord told me to bind and cast out of the young man the spirits of depression, grief, and sorrow. There were a number of prayers I don’t recall. The Holy Spirit began to pray through me for the man’s total restoration and an abundance of life and blessing. Next God told the man (through me) to find his own apartment, take his daughter and raise her himself. God lovingly scolded him for giving up on his responsibily to live his life according to God’s plans and purposes. God completely provided the spiritual wisdom this man needed. Suddenly, I remembered the cockroaches and their eggs and connected it with God’s mysterious ways. I began to laugh in the midst of this tense situation. I reminded the man that God loved him so much he sent me cockroaches. The man considered the steps God had taken to heal him and give him a new lease on life and began to laugh with me.
I see this young man every two months now. He is healed and filled with joy. He has his own apartment and is raising his own daughter. Most of all, he is witnessing about God’s love for him and telling everyone that Jesus is the healer and his source of life.
Throughout my over sixty-year walk with God, I have witnessed actions and miracles of the true and living God. I would be a liar and a fool to ever deny His power and presence. I know why the saints of old faced the lions, the fiery furnace, and gave up their lives rather than deny the only true God. They knew Him personally! Everyone who chooses to know Him can become a child of God and dwell in the secret place of the most high and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Jesus said, “my sheep will know my voice.” I have heard the voice of the Spirit times without number. Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
When you are reinforced by God’s Spirit within you, you will overcome the world and reap the riches of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
My prayer: Divine Lord and Savior, I come before You bringing those whose hearts are weary and broken. Many are filled with hopelessness and sorrow. You are their healer and source of abundant life. Open their hearts to hear the voice of Your Spirit and to feel Your healing love mend their brokenness. Help them to call out to You so You can answer them and show them mighty things they have never seen or known. In You they have the inheritance of a child of the king of kings. I pray that every obstacle will be removed and every chain that holds them captive will be broken now. Open their hearts to receive Your life within them. Wash away their sins never to be remembered again. Give them peace and a brand new life in Christ. May all the old things pass away and all things become new in You. Fill them to overflowing with Your healing love and bring forgiveness to their hearts. I ask Your blessings upon them. Help them to yield totally Your love and life right now! Amen.
In Christ’s love,