Joshua

Are you now living a life similar to Joshua’s first hours of his calling to lead his people into the holy land?

Joshua a young man just watched his Rabbi and prophet Moses saying goodbye, then even more Moses just left him with thousands of Israelite who traveled hundreds of miles and lived for 40 years in the wilderness preparing to enter the promised land, and become holy people and God’s army, before entering the Holy land ready for God’s war.

Just imagine that you are literally there right now on the east bank of the Jordan river watching this chaos, do a 360 panoramic view, what you see is what the inexperience Joshua saw, he was filled with fear, doubts and not knowing what to do, still had to protect, lead, supply and obey the commands of God to move forward, be courageous and strong enough to go to war and fight..Then the Lord used this scripture to remind him and make him laser focused on (who God is, the mission ahead and who he is in the order of the relationship).

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, ESV).

How often we become surrounded with the same chaos, with too many unknowns and filled with fears. But yet, God keeps reminding us to be like Joshua not Jonah..

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Supernatural vs Natural

Praying and asking for supernatural revelation, but instead trusting the natural “Flesh”.
How many times (this is me) we pray and ask for certain miracles of healings, hopes, wishes and dreams to happen, but instead trusting and believing the Word of God which promises us that God our Father will supply what is good at the right time, even the strong in Faith and fellowship among us have the tendency to shift the core values of their Faith by depending on the lies of the enemy and believing that God is not strong enough, too busy to listen, so overwhelmed to care enough or what they are praying and asking for it is much bigger than God almighty and it is too hard for Him to handle.
The tests, the tries and the trainings of our Faith are all designed by God to make us —with time- more stronger and more useful for His Kingdom and if we have to go to the wilderness once again to be purified once again and regroup so be it..But the undeniable Attributes of God still are and will never change true regardless if we believe them to be true or not; God is always all powerful, all presence and all knowing.
Lord, my prayers are when the real test hits we can pray asking Your Holy Spirit for His Divine decrement to stay steadfast in Your Faith and fight the good fight while pursuing hard your heart. In Jesus name, I pray.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
“28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind,e he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 15:28-31)
Jesus said13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 (ESV)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6 ESV)

“The Lord’s Prayer” Against the god of this earth

The enemy is not worried about religion rather it worries him greatly whenever a Christian bows down and takes a knee to earnestly prays to the Father in the name of Jesus, and whenever a true worshiper worships the Father in Spirit and Truth.

Never pray against people because we are NOT wrestling against flesh and blood; “Human beings” are NOT the enemies..we are wrestling against beings without bodies..the ones that patrol the earth also known as the enemy’s “Estate”, he is called the god of this world 2 Corinthians 4:4, the prince of the earth, he has been ruling this earth for centuries.

We should never take this enemy lightly, he hates and attacks -these two books more than any of the other 66 books of the Holy Bible- the book of Genesis because it shows his devices and the book of revelation because it shows his doom..

That’s why Jesus asked that we should be praying everyday against this common enemy like this..

Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

9 “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, [Who God as a Father]

10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. [God as a King of everything, come quickly]

11 Give us today our daily bread. [We need Your Word daily]

12 And forgive us our debts, [We need You to forgive us]

as we also have forgiven our debtors. [We need You to teach us to forgive other people]

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. [We need You to lead us Father back to You & Protect us from this common enemy]

Amen “So be it”

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Be like Jesus Not Jonah

Jonah 1:1-3

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.

Speak Your life into me

Woke out of the deep where I regularly spend my alone time with Jesus, there I pray, and worship the only One who is worthy, and more, I also raise and praise His mighty name above all names, and within this private box, more I bow down before Him giving all the honor and highest glory to Him the King of my life. Then only if my God permits I lay before Him all my frustrations, disappointments and weakness; I do this to ask for His love and mercy, cheers and strength.

The Journey is short but bumpy

Woke out and moved to pursue my own agenda letting my own fears distract me, push me over and kick me off His called course for me, foolishly I believed in myself more than I believed in my King; because I wanted to sustain control over the things which I have no control over, and because my flesh always fighting wanting me to take away God’s authority and its impact on my life and in the process forget once again that I am the creator of my own fears and that the Father is always in control of what is in control and that He is my biggest cheerleader.

His Holy Promise

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. (Hebrews 6:10-11)

You are the Gold that is about to be discovered and uncovered for God’s Glory! – Apostle Gabriel Cross

So I make another new promise and new convent saying that “I wont forget” but I will forgive and turn around to You Father letting go of all of my fears, all of my pains and all of my deep scares from the snares of eagles who took off my skin attacking me to stop me from finding my Joshua so that I can no longer pursue Your heart hard, rather stay captive in the enemy’s cells and never get to be like Jesus, never get to be strong and wise, never get to be His hands and feet or even a fruitful soldier in His army spreading His love and mercy.

He is the first and the last line of defense

Then I humbly say – Lord I pray that You will keep on holding on to me and never let go, Lord I hope that You see the good in me and allow it to shine for You and with You, though I continually seek You, still need You to be the Lord of my life and stay in control of this journey, for You alone are the Holy One You alone are the Lord of my life and the One who can teach me how to declare Your love and truth, allow me to proclaim Your Good News to every tribe, to every race and to every nation before You come, for you said “I am coming quickly”

My heart beats with His heart and live

God Father keep my heart next to yours – I pray that one day I can walk next to You in the garden, and open my heart and hold Your hand, asking You to let Your Faith arise in me, reminding me of, who You are and who You say that I am and the truth in every word You say.. and who You are not Jesus. Then I ask You to pray over me that Your Peace Be Still on me and Your Kingdom come in me and Your will be done through me and that Your Holy Spirit will transform all of me to be like Jesus Not Jonah..

When our Faith is Formatted Backwards

A believer who is rooted in true Faith and already put his sleeves up and is down in the heart of the battlefield pouring his heart out, getting his hands dirty to reproduce God’s ministry has much deeper relationship and wider fellowship with the Father, than another double minded standing still on the sideline of this spiritual warfare thinking that he is praying for the Father’s revelation for him to GO, but in reality he is whining saying “Father this doesn’t seems right because it is not yet all about me, myself and I; please me Lord first then I will go and I will put my sleeves up and fight, preparing the way and the paths for Your kingdom to come and do what is pleasing to You.”
Double minded and self pleasing won’t cut it, rather will cut our Faith into pieces. One day we are happy with our spiritual life and fellowship with the Father and other believers and the second we are whining in dissatisfaction complaining that the message on Sunday was not sufficient.. believing that the leadership is watering down the inspired scriptures to please the congregation, the third day we are seeking another church and congregation; because we just cannot get enough, we just won’t stop and reformat our understanding to our Christian Faith. The Father calls us to keep on keeping on God centered, Jesus Christ empowered and Holy Spirit led life constantly not occasionally while focusing on His face.
It is not just the relationship what matters to God but the daily fellowship..Hard pursuing Him, living pure and selflessness pleasing to Him not self-pleasing, our goal as believers must be to “keep on the good fight, finish the race and keep the true Faith”… Surely some people will meet the Father as a Savior, others will meet Him as a Judge..Which one are you?
1 Timothy 4:16 (ESV)

16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.