A Word From the Lord 9_14_14

dianarasmussen:

He absolutely loves you – for who you are!

Originally posted on Prayers and Promises:

Here is the Word that was released at JAM (Janesville Apostolic Ministries) in Janesville, WI yesterday.  I am blessed to serve here, thank you Jesus.  You can watch JAM videos on Vimeo too. We haven’t really started putting the worship up yet, guess you’ll have to come visit!

Word from the Lord 9/14/14

I have done all the work for you
You don’t need to work anymore

I already paid the price
and I did it for you

Today you may be wondering, “Is this real?”
Just receive it

I did it
The work is done

I have done the work for you
I already paid the price
and I did it for you

Today I just ask you to do one thing
Receive me

I did it
all you have to do is open your heart
and let me in
and I will do everything else

just take…

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Why Dance with Death?

I recently started a new book from my Pastor. It’s written by a Pastor Tim Baker, and it’s called DEWITCHED – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DANGERS OF WICCA & WITCHCRAFT. It’s written from a Christian Perspective and compares Christianity, Wicca, and Satanism.

dewitched

I have teenagers. And I have worked in the school district. Have you been to a Scholastic Book Fair lately? How about the Young Adult Section at the library? Wicca and Witchcraft books abound. They are enticing our children, and this is one mom who says NO! So, I am arming myself – and preparing for battle. Our children’s lives are at sake, and their salvation. I admit, I used to be ignorant. No more. Our children are reading about it at school. Yeah, really. It’s time we wake up.

Here is an excerpt from GoodReads:

Wicca is the fastest-growing religion on today’s college campuses, and is even featured on the covers of popular teen magazines. Christian teens need to know what to believe when it comes to witchcraft. Dewitched equips teens to carry on intelligent conversation with someone from a Wiccan background, know how to defend their faith to a Wiccan, and notice signs of Wicca or witchcraft in their culture.

Dewitched is the must-have resource for any teen, youth pastor, or parent who wants good solid information and advice from a Christian perspective about this popular but dangerous religion.

(Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1957993.Dewitched#other_reviews0

We all worship something. Some of us worship God, some worship Mother Earth and other gods/godesses, some worship Satan – but we all worship. We all follow something/someone. We all have a ‘code’ we live by. And we all get to choose.  I am not here to dishonor your choice. Your choice is your choice. And my choice is my choice. I would ask you to honor that as well.

After my post about How To Recognize a Witch That Comes to Church I had a very good conversation with a member of Wicca. She was kind and helped me understand their beliefs. I am not her Holy Spirit, and she is not mine. Thank you Cat for your comments. But today, more than ever we need to know what we believe an why we believe it.

According to DEWITCHED,  in Wicca they believe there is more fight for joythan one God. They believe there may be many gods or goddesses.  This may be based in old Celtic religion. Wiccans do talk to dead spirits/family members. I don’t understand why someone would want to talk to a dead spirit. They are dead! To me that is dancing with death.

Also from the book, Wiccans usually meet outside and worship there with circles and pentagrams. There is a ceremony. They honor and worship the earth. They will use objects for their magic and create personal spell books.  They may take objects from someone who they are trying to convert. In the book there was a ceremony using a lock of hair, an object from another person,  and then they sealed it with their blood claiming that this person join their coven. Wiccans believe in magic (or magik) and harness this power/energy when they perform their rituals. This energy may be used for good, or for evil, it is up to the Witch.

In the book, Wiccans  may go to church, and then make friends with other teens there. Even attend youth group. But then they will ask their new friends to come to one of their services. Or maybe they will ask your teen if they could do a tarot card reading, read an ‘aura’, or practice exiting your body and going into another plane of existence. It may start as simply as giving your teen a pentagram necklace to peak their curiosity. But I am only on Chapter 11, so I’ll have to fill you in on the ending…

It’s real, and it’s time we talk about it church. Because our kids are.

holy spirit

Yes, we all get to make our own choice. And again, it is up to each of us. As a parent I want to train my child in the way to go so when he/she is older they will not depart from it.  It’s not about who goes to church on Sunday; it’s about who has a relationship with Jesus Christ, the ONE and only true God. He is the Author of LIFE and lives in them and through them. I want my kids to know Him, to love Him and follow Him. Let them be a witness and a prayer warrior/warrioress. Let  them to be the one their friends come to when they need prayer because they know that God hears their prayers and answers.

Children of the King, who have received the deposit on their inheritance already; children who have been adopted into the family of God, no longer orphans, no longer comfortless – but comforted and secure in who they are in Christ. Children who know that they have been redeemed and forgiven by the blood of Jesus; children who know that Jesus died on the Cross for their sins. That His death was a substitute for theirs – yes, the Passover Lamb. And now, there is no need to be afraid. The price was paid for our disobedience.

Children who have been baptized in the NAME OF JESUS, and who hold within them the Power of the Living God with the Holy Spirit. Children who talk in tongues and bring the Kingdom of Heaven to the Kingdom of Earth. Children who are led by Jesus Himself! And greater is the One who is in us that he who is in the world!

inspired man on beach in silhouette at sunset (XL)

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“Pleeeease, Daddy!”

dianarasmussen:

“Men…dads…be there for your daughter; God’s collecting her tears.”

I’m crying now too 😢. Thank you my friend

Originally posted on The Recovering Legalist:

As I watched, my heart broke, my eyes flooded with tears, and I nearly had to leave the theater – that’s how I felt when I watched a particular scene in the movie Do You Believe?.

lacey Do You Belive Movie still Credit: Still from “Do You Believe?” Movie

Alex PenaVega (of Spy Kids fame) played the role of a young woman named Lacey. Early in the movie she is shown sitting on a couch, on her cell phone, begging her father to either come to visit her, or let her spend some time with him (as I type this my eyes are beginning to water).

Totally desperate for his attention and affection, through barely contained sobbing, she cries out to her daddy, “pleeeease!

Now I’m crying. Seriously. Read on and you’ll understand why.

Not long ago, Katie (my middle daughter) called me up in the middle of the night…then…

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Fighting Your Daily Demons

dianarasmussen:

Awesome post!

Originally posted on prodigal daughter:

“Calm down.”

When was the last time someone said that to you? Or the last time you said that to anyone? When was the last time you were so stressed out you cussed and throw a fit and was boiling with rage? When was the last time you were around someone who fits the bill?

What happened, what did you do or did not do?

What I am about to share with you will change the way you look at stress forever (that’s what they usually say for drama effect,lol).

download (2)I recently experienced “indirect stress”, and it was ugly. Indirect stress because I was not stressed out per se, someone close to me was and I happened to be around her and she was so stressed out, all hell broke loose. It started with a little frustration, then escalated to pressure and she ended up all worked up and very…

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We Are Key People

The following are my notes from a wonderful class my husband and I took to learn about the Kingdom of God.

keys

 

We are KEY PEOPLE. The Lord has anointed us to open key places in your city, country, and time. See yourself as the key to open the doors in your area.  We bring breakthroughs! We open doors, we enter in and we overcome the darkness with the Light of God. We are key to what God is doing here and now in this region.

 

How to See Yourself as a Key Person:

  1. We are the key to what God is doing here. We are a key to a slot in this society to unlock territory and breakthrough.

  2. Only the righteous can open the door. We have been declared righteous by what Jesus did for us, not by our works. We are a key because Christ is in us. It is he who does the work.

  3. We are the solution to war the darkness in our area.

  4. If you don’t see yourself as a key person, then others won’t see Christ in you. The Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God is here, now.

  5. We work together in a team to push a cause – the cause of Christ.

  6. This cause is bigger than the giants in your land. The Cross of Christ is bigger than the obstacles.

  7. Push the Gospel Message through your ‘house’ to change people. God changes the hearts of people when they get a vision of being a Kingdom Person. That’s how we change the World.

  8. The Lord will anoint you with His Spirit and His Power to do His work. It’s not about us or our agendas. The Lord will lead you and the Holy Spirit will teach you on your journey.

  9. God will send the rain and the blessings because of the Presence of Jesus in us, not because of what we do or don’t do.

  10. This Spiritual Rain makes things grow. God has a purpose and a plan.

  11. Relationships create life. Jesus wants relationship, not religion. It’s the LIFE in the plant that produces the structure. The structure does not produce LIFE. The more Godly relationships we have – the more LIFE. Connect to LIFE. We are all Key People in the Kingdom of God.

  12. We are safe people and we create safe places. When you know who you are you can bless people. When we work together in faith ALL of God’s people are key components.

  13. Our faith and our relationships will grow. Just as a baby born with a baby skeleton grows over time, we will adapt and change to facilitate growth.

  14. We will all bear fruit. We all have something to say. Don’t disqualify yourself! God has already qualified you for the work He has for you. God has make you for such a time as this. You are a Key Person to unlock destinies and overcome the darkness in the world around you.

  15. Let go of old concepts and embrace the new ones that God shows you. We are dynamite. and we receive power from on High to be His Witnesses. He will accomplish amazing things through us.

Revelation 1_8

 

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Be Bold

Be bold

 

Be bold, courageous, and fight my Warrior Princesses and Princes. This is not the time to hide. There are many battles to be won by the Kingdom of God. Yes, the Lord will fight for us, but we need to show up to the battlefield with our armor on!

 

Lion of Judah

 The wicked flee when no man pursues them, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1 AMP)

 

Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and  very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 AMP)

 

In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self. (Psalm 138:3 AMP)

 

Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly. (2 Corinthians 3:12 AMP)

 

Ephesians 6

 

There is still a battle going on my friends. And these days the darkness is increasing. We have two choices:

1. Run and hide

2. Shine the Light in the darkness.

I have been silent the last few days. After my last blog post about “How to Recognize a Witch that comes to Church” I have been bombarded by negative comments from practicing witches. Especially on my Tumblr sight. There have been over 40 likes, reblogs, comments etc.(click here to read them for yourself)

 

And my sister, a practicing shaman, has attacked me as well. I had to choose which way to respond this week. I chose to stand. To stand on the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus, and used my testimony to share what I believe. Some were open to sharing beliefs and thoughts and others just attacked.

 

It is sad, they have been lied to. Satan is the father of all lies. They have been decieved. They are worshippers, but talk to dead people and spirits instead of Jesus. And their lives eventually will end in death and hell. If they curse us, the curse comes back to them 3 times over. And like the slave girl in Acts 16, they are being used for profit.
As we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who was possessed by a spirit of divination [claiming to foretell future events and to discover hidden knowledge], and she brought her owners much gain by her fortunetelling.

She kept following Paul and [the rest of] us, shouting loudly, These men are the servants of the Most High God! They announce to you the way of salvation!

And she did this for many days. Then Paul, being sorely annoyed and worn out, turned and said to the spirit within her, I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her! And it came out that very moment. (Acts 16:16-18)

 

Yes, “Greater is He who is in us than He who is in the world.” But how will they know if we do not open our mouths and testify? Yes, there will be persecution. But isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be? Be be bold with your faith my friends. Wake up from slumber and apathy. There are souls to be won and lives to be changed. Pray for Light to shine into the darkness, and be willing to take it there. No, not all witches will respond to the light – but that is their choice. That doesn’t mean we don’t shine it. There is a war to be won, and we know who wins!

 

 

An Irish Blessing

dianarasmussen:

Irish Blessings to you and yours ;)

Originally posted on Prayers and Promises:

An Irish Blessing for You:

Irish Marriage Blessing
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.

From Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man
who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.
Said in the morning when rising…
Christ be with me,
be after me,
be before me,
and be at my right and left…

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