Tag: Rejection

Jezebel Abuses Grace

The spirit of Jezebel loves to control others and take advantage of any situation. I have know many people in my life who have displayed this type of personality. You know the type:  their way or the highway, always two faced, constantly a drama queen. They love to be the center of attention and will sacrifice others to get the admiration of who they desire.  Sometimes people call them Narcissists.

Have you ever run into this kind of person?

Jezebels abuse grace. Give them an inch and they will take a mile. There is no grace with a Jezebel. There is no love, no loyalty, no honor.  They will be nice to you in one moment and then turn around and gossip behind your back. You will feel the knife go in as they do it. Then they will walk over like nothing happened.  No wonder God wants us to get rid of this spirit.

God gave her time to repent – she did NOT want to. Lets be real. Jezebels get what they want by manipulation and control. They do not want to change. It is working for them. The like feeling superior and better than – and they will ‘kill’ anyone who gets in their way.  They lie, they cheat, they steal, they slander, they gossip, they set up master plans to destroy – whatever it takes to get their way.

In the Bible Jezebel even killed to get her way. She set up a scheme to get Naboth killed so she could have his vineyard. See 1 Kings 21 for the whole story. There is always a plan with this type of person. They thrive on manipulation.

My point here – there is no grace with Jezebel – unless it’s part of a bigger plan. Beware my friends. There is always more to the story when this spirit is involved.

source: watchmanreports.com

To the church in Thyatira
‘To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.


Nevertheless, I have this against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. – Revelation 2: 18- 23 NKJV

 

 

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You Are Not an Accident

Did you ever feel like an accident?

Did you ever feel like life is some cruel joke?

Did you ever feel like God made a mistake?

Those are lies from the enemy to discourage you. I know, I listened to the wrong guy for years. Yeah, in the natural and the spiritual, lol! It’s funny how when the enemy wants to discourage you he will send a critic. You know – that person who has nothing good to say about you.  The person who finds fault with everything you do or ever did. Guess what? He’s lying!  God didn’t say that about you. He says something completely opporist.

I can’t tell you what freedom I felt when I finally didn’t have to believe what everyone else said about me. He who the Son sets free is free indeed!

Here is what God really thinks of you. It was news to me too!

Psalm 139:13

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. 



Isaiah 43:1 1-4

But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. 

 

chosen

John 15:16

“You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.”

You are NOT an accident. You are NOT a mistake. The Maker of the Universe has chosen YOU! He who made everything thinks you are special – the apple of His eye. He has great plans for you – good plans – plans for a great future, and not to harm you!

 

 Just Think,

You’re here not by chance, But by God’s choosing.

His hand formed you and made you the person you are.

He compares you to no one else— You are one of a kind.

You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.

He has allowed you to be here at this time in history

To fulfill His special purpose for this generation.”

-Dayspring 2013 calendar

God loves you

God Be the Thread

 

God I need you to be the thread

To sew up my broken heart again

Give me the strength to believe

That with Your help 

things can change

John 15:26-27 “But when the Helper Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and bear witness about Me. But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 

Don’t Disqualify Yourself for What God Has Qualified You For!

Don’t’ disqualify yourself. Especially for something God has already qualified you for.  Before you were born He gave you special gifts.  And guess what – nobody can take them away.  The gifts of God are eternal. They are before repentance. Yes, that what the book says.  Ever wonder why there are so many talented people out there?  That’s how God made them. And He is so good that He gives us all gifts whether we come to Him or not. And He doesn’t take them back either.

So don’t let other people disqualify you. They don’t get to tell you what you can and cannot do with your gifts.  God does. He was the one who gave them to you – not them.  If they don’t want to let you use them to bless them – let it go and move on.  It’s not really about you anyway. Some people get very insecure when they see you operating in your talent.  Don’t be boastful. Don’t be prideful. Just respect their decision and move on. Don’t let people reject you because of their own insecurities.

Being perfect is not based on what we do. It is not to be without fault. We all have faults. We all have shortcomings. The bible definition of perfect is to be complete – and in Christ we are.  All of our weaknesses He uses to display His glory an His strength.  We are whole, we are complete, and we are finished in Christ. Just be.

And for me, I had to repent of disqualifying myself.  I would hear one bad report and throw in the towel. It was easier to quit than to take a stand and say, “No, you don’t get to tell me that. I do not receive that, in Jesus Name.”  God doesn’t make junk. I had to stop criticizing myself because when I did, I was criticizing something God had made.  And who am I to criticize Him and His handiwork?

He made you with love and tears.  And He loves you – right here, right now.

From BibleGateway:

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:29 KJV)

For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] (Romans 11:29 AMP)

God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded. (Romans 11:29 MSG)

seriously

Need some motivation motivation?  Here is another Prayers and Promises Video to help encourage you.

Recovering From Rejection – Part 1

Rejection. Not being chosen. Not being wanted. The spurning of affection.  Betrayal. We have all been rejected for something in our lives.  We have all been betrayed or rejected by someone we thought who loved us.  But what do you do to recover from that feeling?  How do you, ‘get over it’?

Here is a great teaching by Pastor Bev Tucker from  Life Church in Roscoe, IL. And here are my notes on her tremendous sermon.

REJECTION 6-28-14

It is not God’s desire for us to be broken. He wants us to be whole. He paid the price for us to be well. It was paid for on the Cross.  As His Bride we should surrender to His will for us. He took every bondage, every abuse, every sickness, every sin – and bore it upon His body. Don’t let Him die for nothing.  His desire is for us to be well. Receive ALL that He died to give you. He was not sick while He lived here on Earth. But when He went to the Cross – that was the place He took on our sickness, our brokenness, and all our sins.

Kingdom of God – come. As it is in Heaven, let it be on Earth.  He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men.  He does not want us to walk in rejection.  The sickness of man is not always physical.  Rejection is a sickness of our soul. We do not have to walk in abandonment. We do not have to continue to walk in rejection.

 [He exclaimed] O my love, how beautiful you are! There is no flaw in you! (Song of Solomon 4:7 AMP)

The Bride of Christ is beautiful. There is no flaw in her – that means us!  The Blood of Jesus has so cleansed us that there is no flaw. He took it. We don’t have to care about what other people think about you.  You will never accomplish the will of God in your life if you are trying to win men’s affections.  The Word says He has borne our griefs, sickness, distresses.

 He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him.

 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. (Isaiah 53:3-5 AMP)

Jesus paid the price for us to be whole. No matter how broken you have been – you don’t have to stay that way.  Be careful who you listen to. If you only listen to Dr’s, Pshychiatrists, Psychologists, the News – what will you imagine?  Begin to see yourself healed, whole, and blessed.  Say that you are blessed.  Say you are rich. Say you are healed. Say you are well. Say you are saved – 2000 years ago it happened – even if we just accept it today.  Begin to see yourself healed and whole.

Rejection affects our soul – our mind, will, and our emotions.  Rejection will hinder you from receiving from God as we believe that we are not worthy enough.  The focus turns to ourselves instead of Jesus.  If you have a negative imagination you will bring yourself down. You get to choose who you will align yourself up with – either the world system or what God says about you.

Rejection brings about personality malfunction. It can come up as children or through the generations. When a person has had rejection it can come various ways. Either as a child, or up through the generations. It brings about dysfunction in our personalities because we don’t deal with it.  At church we deal with our sin, but what about dealing with sickness, rejection, brokenness?  We shouldn’t tolerate the spirit of rejection anymore than we tolerate sin. They have no right to be in our lives. We don’t have to believe everything that people say – if we get a bad report we don’t have to believe it.  Don’t let it make a nest. Don’t accept it. Our provision was on the Cross. Jesus carried it. We don’t have to carry that – He already did.

Rejected people reject others.

If you continue to live in rejection, you may be finding yourself rejecting others, rejecting good, and rejecting God.

It’s a mentality.

It’s a personality dysfunction.

You could be rejecting your healing.

You could be rejecting your blessing.

 You could be rejecting everything God is trying to do for you.

We don’t have to figure out if we are worthy or not.

It was paid for.

(All images from Pinterest)

http://www.lifechurchag.com/rejection-part-2-2/

Touched by an Angel

Have you ever met an Angel? Really – I mean it.  Sometimes God uses the strangest people, Seriously!

Let me start at the beginning.  Have you ever been “kicked out” or shunned at a church? Me too. And more people that I know too.  So what happens to all of us  that God has chosen, yet man doesn’t want to use?  Well for a while we stay home. Pout, complain, and have ourselves a pity party.  Mine was about 4-6 months as I recall. And then God starts the “wooing” back.

You start dreaming about serving again.  You start singing random praise songs in the shower.  But, once again, due to rejection and fear, you tell yourself, “NO, I am never doing that again!”  And life goes on for a while.  Still ignoring your calling you just “go to work, and come home.”

Then God sends an Angel your way.  Yeah, really.  Only he doesn’t look like an Angel at the time.  You know, no wings, no harp, no singing.  It was New Years Day morning and very cold with lots of snowdrifts in Wisconsin.   My husband, Bob, and I went outside to go to work and there was a very drunk man in our driveway passed out on a snow bank. Yep, passed out cold.

I went inside and got him a blanket and cup of coffee while my husband tried to get him up.  He was breathing, but he wouldn’t wake up.  So we called the ambulance.  And that of course, sent a call to the Police Department.  Well, at that time we lived on a very busy road, but when the sirens came, he woke up! He started shaking, tried talking and just wrapped up in the blanket and started drinking coffee.  Then the ambulance came and they brought him to the hospital.  I thought ok, problem solved, off to work we went to fix some tv or computer or something.

When we got home I went back to life as usual, or so I thought.  A few months later, in the Spring, a very familiar old guy was riding his bike by our house collecting cans.  Now we had  2 recycle bins outside with all the Diet Coke cans from 2 adults and 4 kids.  He asked if he could have the cans for recycling.  “Of course,” we said, “and come back soon, we always had a lot of cans.” And then he asked the strangest question. He asked, “Hey are you going to church? Because they are building an elevator. And I’m collecting cans to help them build it.”  My husband and my response, “No, we are not going to church!”

God is so patient.  Guess what, that old guy came back 2 more times in the next two or three weeks. And guess what he said each time,  “Hey are you going to church? Because they are building an elevator. And I’m collecting cans to help them build it.”  Yep. Really.From: http://tomstuart.org/2011/08/16/entertaining-angels-without-knowing-it/

Ok, I know I am stubborn and hard-headed.  But, by the third time I got it. And so did my husband. We went back to church – a new church where we could use the gifts that God has given us.  And we forgave the people who had hurt us – whether they forgave us or not.  We had to let go of the rejection,  and the hurt, and pray for them. That God would bless them and multiply them.

And you know what? After we went back to church we never saw that man again.  No more men in the snow bank, no more men collecting cans.  Really. I don’t know if it was the same guy or not. I guess I doesn’t matter.  To me he was an Angel.  He showed me what I would end up like if I turned away from God – a drunk in the snow bank.  And God used him to tell us what to do next. Go back to church and serve.  Yep, touched by an Angel!

And today Bob and I serve.  And we are happy – because we are “going to church because they are building an elevator (to Heaven). And we are collecting cans (people) to help them build it.”

From: http://www.access-jesus.com

Rejected?

This morning I woke up with the word “rejected” in my head.  I know that this is an area where God wants to heal me.  If you are anything like me, there have been many rejections in your past.  So, I started my journey today – my quest for healing from rejection.  Here is one of the first things I found, and this struck me in my spirit right away:

From Joyce Meyer: 
The Lord gave this Word to me as I was preparing for one of my conferences, and I believe He wants me to share it with you. He said:

“So many are in prison because they won’t accept themselves. So many are so gifted and talented, but they won’t express themselves because they fear rejection. They fear man. They fear what people will think. I want to love My people, but they hold Me at arms length and won’t let Me really love them because they have been hurt by others. They fear I will reject them because of their weaknesses—like people have—but I will never reject them. Tell them I love them. Ask them to stop trying so hard to be acceptable to Me and to realize I accept them where they are. Tell them I don’t want perfect performance from them. I want them to love Me and to let Me love them.”

Yep, that’s me.  Funny how you find pieces of yourself that you didn’t know were there.  How and why do we despise ourselves? And how do we get beyond this? hmmmmm….

Have you not noticed that these people [the Jews] are saying, The Lord has cast off the two families [Israel and Judah] which He chose? Thus My people have despised [themselves in relation to God as His covenant people], so that they are no more a nation in their [own] sight. (Jeremiah 33:24 AMP)

Then I went to In Touch Ministries. Here is what they said about Victory Over Rejection

People can live in bondage and not even know it.  Some prisons don’t require physical bars or chains; they are made by the emotional burden of rejection that affects every area of our lives. It causes us to believe lies about ourselves and undermines our relationships with the Lord.

Characteristics of a Person Suffering From Rejection:

  • Critical spirit toward themselves and others
  • Experience difficulty in loving others
  • Have feelings of inferiority
  • Be preoccupied with their appearance
  • Prone to Perfectionism
  • Live in a State of Floating Anger/Bitterness
  • Display an attitude of Superiority
  • Being Overly Sensitive
  • Be suspicious
  • Become aloof
  • Fall into Depression
  • Be cheated out of life have a materialistic focus.
  • Miss God’s plan for their lives
  • Adopt sinful practices for relief

Reasons for Feeling Rejected:

the underlying cause of this painful emotion is a person’s negative opinion of himself, which is brought about by hurtful experiences such as:

  • Physical “flaws.” A person who isn’t happy with his looks can feel undesirable or unlovable.
  • Past emotional hurts. When a person is hurt, the damaging effects always linger.
  • The death of a loved one. Some people see loss as rejection because they feel alone. in their eyes, God has turned His back on them.
  • Divorce. this is a very painful experience because both spouses and children are left feeling discarded. 
  • Childhood experiences. criticism and rejection stick in a child’s memory and shape his view of himself. He will spend a lifetime trying to validate his worth.
My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

Thank you for showing us this today. I pray that Holy Spirit would be our  guide as we travel down this road together.  Forgive us Lord for placing more value in what others say about us than what You have said about us.  Forgive us for rejecting ourselves and others. Bring us healing and health in this area. We are crying to you for wisdom and knowledge and healing, in Jesus Name.

Rubies