Daily Reflections 2016-09-15..

Daily Reflections 2016-09-15..
Yesterday’s reflections asked readers and myself the question if we are truly walking with God..
I will not be that tiongoarant ( excuse my Guy Fireworks lingo ) to ask the question if we all are truly born again ,saved and been transformed by the renewal of the mind..
I love to listen to Gospel radio stations.. I listen to gospel music if I can 24 hours/7 days a week..
I also take time to listen to the programs and the views of persons who facilitate or are quests on programs..
Last week I listen to a young lady lamentation on meeting and getting to know persons who come across as being on fire for God, mighty men and women of God, whose lifestyles ,attitudes and ways of acting,thinking,speaking is far from what a born again christian should be..
Are many who preach/teach/ lead/minister truly born again, have been delivered and transformed by the renewal of the mind..
I was really spiritually angry two years ago when a leading Apostle ,a female came to me for help and disclosed some stuff that no man or woman,should have entertained and swept under the carpet..
Rape is something I abhor.. I don’t believe any man should force himself on any woman..
For a man to be purporting to be a man of God, allegedly mentoring young women , develop their trust, invite them to dinner and then rape them is wrong ..
What is even more wrong is for two or more of the young women come to you , and you advice them to keep quiet, not to do anything about it and then another one comes to you and you now tell me that you, the top apostle , true woman of God, feel bad because you could have stop it ,as the man is a good friend of yours..
Yea,They are Pastors and many Prophets in this nation, who don’t know me, but will say a lot about me,because of the stance I take, to lead persons to Holiness and deal with sin.
How can you say you are walking with God and you daily carry a handbag, wallet, purse , laptop case, whatever,full of sin, and the stench of the sin is offensive to God..?
And who do you think you are fooling?
Young lady came to me with a serious sickness.. She came with a friend who was a leader in a church..
I was shown that they were sexually active, but both denied it..They both know the word, both were teachers of the word, they were in prayer groups..
Two years passed and then stuff started to happen in young lady life.. She began to pray with me daily on an issue, but God,and this is where God showed up..
One day she confessed her sexual sin..She felt used, We prayed and she left,Moments after she put down the phone,she had a supernatural deliverance ..Her mind became opened and as she went and renounce all sexual sin, involvement with other partners her deliverance and cleansing were of a magnitude that amazed her..
God began to lead her to persons,who prophesied ,confirmed most of what God had led me to share with her and to cut ties with that man..
She was warned that the man would return to her to seek to re-establish sexual ties..
Days ago,he sought to do just that in the most disturbing way, that offended her and open her eyes even more to the strategies of the enemy as many seek to live for God.
The deception that many weave to make others think,they are living so Holy, worshipping ,leading worship, and having sex with the Pastor, Prophet,or men/women in the church,or in many cases persons outside of the church is of a very high level and is one of the major reasons the church is so powerless, but so full of sin, sicknesses etc,.
Are you truly walking with God ? Do you really know him? Have you taken the time to develop ‘establish/ and maintain a relationship with him..
Is your walk with God every sec, every minute,ever hour, every day,every week, every month, every year, until you die?
Are you walking in the same direction as God, or are you holding on to him, but by your lifestyle, seeking to pull him in your direction ?
God is speaking to all of us this morning and more so Guy Fireworks,as I write Daily Reflections..
I know why I am led to write ,I know who the Holy Spirit wants to reach..
Will we all come to the foot of the Cross this morning and do what is right.. Repent of sin and turn away from all that offends God, and turn to him, so he can lead us in paths of righteousness for his name sake..
Lets all seek to walk with God ,in the way that is pleasing to him.
‘Peace..
 

Daily Reflections:2016-09-14.

This  morning  I got up  to reflect on  life.. For  months, the  Holy  Spirit  has had  me  praying  with  those  he has  place  on my spirit, working  with  counseling   others..

I have  seen many  turn from sexual  sin, lifestyles  that offend  God, get  supernatural  deliverance  on confessing sin, repenting  and  seeking  God  and  being  led  supernaturally   ,and prophetically to doing God’s  will.

Satan  has  many bound  down.. He has  deceived  many  into making choices,  following paths and aligning themselves  to persons who  appear to be  walking with  God ,but are  truly  in this time Satan imps being  led  by darkness  and  not light..

This  morning  I was led to  an article  that  said  that most  professing   Christians  will  end up in hell.

The  article bold  headline  went on to say, Your  life depends  on it  , You  need  to know if you  are  truly saved ?

Are  you  truly saved  my friend ? Do  you  truly have a  right, personal, intimate relationship  with  God and  are you  truly walking  with  God..

Guy  Fireworks  are  you  truly saved ? Are  you walking  and talking with  God?

Are  you truly  hearing  from God  ?  Do you  spend time  reading/meditating  on his  word ?

Do you  have adequate  prayer  time  , praying  in the  way   God  has ordained  and not through  vain, selfish  desires  or agendas..

Do you  pray for  your enemies,  your Government leaders, who you  may not support, like, etc..?

Do  you  give to God  in the way he has  ordained  and not because  of con men/women  who fleece  the sheep into  sowing  into their bosoms  to support  lifestyles  that are  not of  God..

If God  is your  provider,  why must you  beg, get persons  to take out bank loans/credit unions loans, use hire purchase  to  fund  the  church /minister?

Yes,  I am  getting  personal here  and If any one  who reads  this,  want to take it back to anyone,  my words  with boldness and authority  is, Who  the  Cap fit, let them  wear it..

And  I  will advise  repentance  is key, seek God’s face, repent of sin, ask God’s forgiveness  and restoration and  allow him to lead you  in paths of Righteousness  sake..

Are  you  truly walking with  God  and  associating ,standing  in agreement  with  men and women who  are truly walking  with God..

Ask  God,  take  time out to pray  and  ask him to reveal  first of all who you  are in him, secondly  ask him if you are truly  walking with  him,  and  to show you  clearly  and to help you  walk with  him..

 

And  last but not least ask God  to show you clearly if your  leaders are  truly walking  with him,  and are pursuing his  will and agenda..

They  is no need  to gossip  or to  seek man/woman’s opinion..

Take it  to God  in prayer  and  he will  show you all, you  need  to know  .

Let  me close  with this passage  found  in Micah  6 vs. 8.

“ He has  sheweth, O Man, what  is Good, and what  doeth the  Lord  required  of thee  ,but to do justly and to love  mercy and to walk humbly  with  thy God?

God  expects/wants  us to  walk  humbly with  him..

Are  we  walking  with  God  ?

 

 

 

Daily Reflections :2016-09-04..

Daily Reflections  :2016-09-04..

Satan is the accuser of the brethren.. It is satan who seeks to destroy families, marriages, the lives and  purposes and destinies of many persons..

We live in an era where more persons have access higher education.An era of advance technology. An era of higher paid salaries, but in many countries higher unemployment and deeper social-economic problems.

Whereas many  ,countless millions  have pursued  academia  and  sought to develop their spirituality  they have failed to establish, develop  and maintain a deep and personal relationship  with God  via his son Jesus Christ..

Many have been duped and have like the Pharisees being faithful church attendees and  getting involved with all the pomp,pagentry , and functions of the church but still failing to fully know God ,to hear his voice and to live according to his word.

They was only one perfect man.God does not expect us to be perfect. He wants us to love him, to have a clean heart, a right spirit and to live by all his commandments..

Many fail to realise this that Satan is ever on the prowl. He  looks for those who he can devour and he has a host of helpers, demons, evil spirits  that loves to live in the bodies, dwell in, gain entrance to humane beings..

The church has failed to educate here,and because many of his imps and tares have risen to high offices in the church, they have done all to mamaguy,down play, misinform , and in some cases deny demonic activity in the life’s of humans  for their own purpose..

Many times the  problems in marriages ,rebellious teenagers ,strange sudden sicknesses, accidents  and continual setbacks in the lives of many are because of demonic possession or oppression in the life  of one or both partners  or the children, persons facing problems..

Here it is necessary for the Pastor, deliverance minister to have an accurate  discerning spirit ,or to spend time in prayer asking God to reveal the source of the problem and then for them to have the authentic authority that Jesus gave his disciples in Matthew 10,to have authority over all unclean spirits ,to cast them  out of persons  and to heal all sicknesses..

I have  come under attack by Pastors  and some  church leaders here for my bold teachings and conversations with persons on this subject..

I reject all counterfeit gifts of the Holy spirit and to sit under any man/woman of God who have erred and either through sin,rebellion,disobedience or moving away from sound doctrine  have opened themselves up to  and operate under occultic/familiar spirits that allows them to appear to be flowing in the gifts of the Holy spirit..

Let’s face facts, many start to walk with God in the bible but turned to Baal worship..

Let’s face facts that life is a cycle, history repeats itself. Many in this age has tapped into occultic activity..

We live in end times.. Bible prophesy  has to be fulfilled  and end time warriors, no matter what persons say about them, have to educate ,have to warn, and to be God’s genuine mouthpieces at a time when many mouths spew out false doctrines and seduce and entice.

The Jezebels will hate such reflections like these  and the weak Ahab’s to please them, will turn a blind eye for them to come up against the Elijah’s ,but in this season, the dastardly duo ,the epitome of evil with hardened and blackened hearts  will make errors, will not identify fully  and make a mistake of thinking that some persons are Elijahs,when in fact they are Jehus.

God will have the final say here..Woe be to those who fail to heed his warnings..

 

 

 

 

Prayers for Self-Deliverance

Prayers for Self Deliverance
 
I renounce all sins associated with, and break all generational curses of pride, rebellion, lust, perversion, jealousy, slumber, heaviness, poverty, witchcraft, idolatry, death, destruction, failure, error, whoredoms, bondage, infirmities, fear, and rejection and I bind all these spirits and rebuke them in the name and the  blood of JESUS.
 
I renounce all generational sins, and hereditary sins, and command all generational and hereditary spirits operating in my or my family’s lives through curses to be bound and cast out in the name and blood of Jesus.
 
I renounce and rebuke all spirits of lust, perversion, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, and all spirits of sexual impurity to come out of my mind, will and emotions in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke all deaf and dumb demons & command them to leave in the name and blood of JESUS.  I command all spirits of forgetfulness, mind control, mental illness, doublemindedness, mind blanking, muddle, mind binding spirits, fantasy, pain, pride and memory recall to come out of my mind and heart in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I break all curses of schizophrenia and command all spirits of confusion, rejection, rebellion and roots of bitterness, and unforgiveness to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.  Show me Lord anyone I need to forgive.
 
I bind, renounce, and command all spirits of guilt, misery, regret, remorse, shame, torment, unworthiness, and condemnation to come out of my conscience in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind and renounce, and command all spirits of grief, sorrow, anguish, heartache, cruelty, crushed heart, crying, deep hurt, gloom, melancholy, mourning and a wounded spirit to get out in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I bind the strongman of SLUMBER in the name and the blood of JESUS and I renounce &  command all spirits of slumber; withdrawal, isolation, antisocial spirits, pouting, repression, silence, sleepiness, apathy, complacency, indifference, stoicism, sullenness, unreality, dullness, amnesia, bedlam, confusion, embarrassment, flashing thoughts, forgetfulness, incoherence, mind blanking and mind darkness, indecision, procrastination, mind racing, turmoil, inability to read, daydreaming or fuzziness and wasting, sloth, spiritual blindness, inactivity, slowness, stupidity, trance and passivity to leave now in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce, and rebuke any strongman of BONDAGE or ADDICTION to come out of my appetite in the name and blood of Jesus, and all spirits of whoredoms connected to them.  I break the power of addiction to alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, spending, sex, deviance, opposition, stubbornness, and unteachableness to leave now in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke all spirits of witchcraft, sorcery and DIVINATION, voodoo, Santeria, necromancy, hypnosis, astrology and all infirmities connected with them to be bound and I command you to leave in the name and blood of JESUS. I command all infirmity spirits to leave my body in Jesus’ name.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke all Occult spirits, and break any occult curses coming at me or my family in the name and blood of JESUS. I bind all watcher demons, all witchcraft, divination or sorcery spirits, and all spirits of leviathon, warlock, or astroprojection to leave in the name and blood of JESUS.  I command all spirits of death and destruction that came with them to leave now in the name and blood of JESUS, for Jesus alone holds the keys to death and hell. I shall live and declare the glory of the LORD. I bind all retaliation for these prayers in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke any hindering spirits, lying spirits, deception, delusion, and spiritual blindness, religious spirits, legalism, hypocrisy, ritualism, or counterfeit false gifts, counterfeit false prophecy, counterfeit tongues to leave now, in the name and blood of Jesus.
 
 
I bind, renounce, and rebuke all spirits of Rebellion, murder, hatred, rage, anger, self hatred, self abasement, self condemnation, or self delusion or pretense and vanity, externalism, sham, false humility, false compassion, permissiveness or control to leave now in the name and blood of JESUS. I command all spirits of the world & cursing spirits to be bound and rebuke all spirits of cheating, craftiness, cunning, dishonesty, disputing, dishonoring, disrespect, exaggeration, false accusations, manipulation, flattery, immoderation, stealing, meanness, ridicule, rudeness, theatrics, and traitor, to go in the name and the blood of JESUS.  I command all  backbiting, belittling, blasphemy, coarse jesting, gossip, grumbling, mocking, murmuring, complaining, obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, swearing, false humility, and mocking to go now in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind all DEAF & DUMB spirits and command them to go from me or my family.  I rebuke hyperactivity, ADHD, ADD, child abuse, combat, driving, frenzy, interrupting, pressure, restlessness, disorder, disruption, mischief,
 
And all related infirmities to go in the name and blood of JESUS.  All blocked eustacian tubes, all bruxism [toothgrinding], convulsions, epilepsy, deafness, fits, imbalance, meniere’s disease, tinnitus, TMJ and all insanity and mental illness spirits akin to deaf and dumb spirit LEAVE NOW in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
 
I bind any strongman of ANTICHRIST spirit and renounce and rebuke all spirits of Doubt, skepticism and unbelief to go in the name and the blood of JESUS. I bind all spirits of rebellion associated with it, adversary, anti-submissiveness, attacking, anarchy, deception, defiance, false cults, home-breaking, humanism, intimidation, jezebel, ahab, mutiny, obstinancy, opposition, overbearing, passive-aggressive, possessiveness, obsession, resistance, independence, revolt, rigidity, seduction, self will , self centeredness, shamanism, sloppiness , mockery and witchcraft to GO in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind any strongman of JEALOUSY, and renounce and rebuke all spirits of covetousness, greed, retaliation, control, bossiness, dominance, impatience, agitation, criticism, malice, fury , cruelty, spitefulness, treachery, biting and devouring spirits, avarice, cravings, discontentment, material lust, stealing, BITTERNESS, anger , antagonism, contempt, contention, bitter love, enmity, fighting hatred, hatred of authority, hostility, irritation, abortion, resentment, temper, unforgiveness, violence and wrath,  STRIFE, annoying, bickering , contention, discord, quarreling , sarcasm, slander, to LEAVE NOW in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind the strongman of HAUGHTINESS in the name and blood of JESUS and I renounce and rebuke all spirits of Accusation, judging, prejudice, criticism, unreasonableness, competition, derision, driving, headstrong, intimidation or scheming, mind idolatry, excuses, intellectualism, rationalization, rejecting truth, PRIDE, arrogance, conceit, cynicism, despisement, egotism, externalism, forwardness, gloating, self importance, LEVIATHAN, pride of life, self assertiveness, self centeredness, self contentedness, self exultation, self justification, self reliance, self righteousness, self sufficiency, spirit of Pharisees, superiority or vanity, Perfectionism, cautiousness, demanding, frustration, intolerance, irritability, hypervigilence, disparagement, I command you all to GO in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
 
I bind the strongman of HEAVINESS [Is 61:3] and I renounce and rebuke all spirits of depression, despair, bleakness, calamity, darkness, defeatism, desolation, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, destitution, destruction, wasting, disaster, discouragement, financial reverses, hopelessness, morbidity, pessimism, suicide, anorexia, accident proneness, uselessness, GUILT, condemnation, distortion, harassment, and all FATIGUE;
 
Chronic tiredness, chronic weariness, insomnia, laziness, mental exhaustion, oppression, physical exhaustion, weakness and command you all to come together and leave NOW in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke all spirits of GLUTTONY; binge, bulimia, compulsiveness, frustration, greediness, pickiness, moodiness, nervousness, resentment, restlessness, self pity, self reward, sweet tooth, and idolatry connected with it. I rebuke any generational spirits of gluttony off me and my family in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind and renounce the strongmen of FEAR and REJECTION and command them and all their cohorts of cowardice, door mat, fear of rejection, fear of failure, self rejection, fear of authority, fear of intimidation, sensitiveness,
 
Fear of disapproval, grouchiness, self awareness, self consciousness, self pity, stuttering, whining,  & all spirits of WORRY, agitation, nightmares, anxiety, apprehension, distress, dread, furtiveness, terror, and vexing to GO in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
  bind and renounce all spirits of INSECURITY: bedwetting, failure, false love, figurehead, humiliation, inadequacy, ineptness, inferiority, loneliness, milque-toast, religious fanaticism, shyness, talkativeness, loquacity, timidity, undependability, PERSECUTION; complaining, fear of accusation, fear of condemnation, fear of judgment, fear of reproof, harassment, unfairness, and disparagement, paranoia, distrust, envy, jealousy, and suspicion to GO in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I bind, renounce and rebuke all spirits of ANXIETY or NERVOUSNESS, jumpiness, nail biting, stress, tension, indecision, compromise, disorder, doublemindedness, foolishness, forgetfulness, futility, indifference, procrastination, unreliability, & weakness towards temptation to leave NOW…I command you to GO, and ask You LORD to have Your angels escort all these spirits out of my house, and far away from me, never to return in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
Now I command any spirits operating in my head, eyes, mouth, tongue and throat to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I command all spirits operating in my chest and lungs to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I command all spirits operating in my stomach, navel, gut and abdomen, liver, heart, pancreas, spleen, bladder and kidneys to come out in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I command all spirits operating in my sexual organs to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.  I command all spirits operating in my hands, arms, legs, feet, spine, bone, joints, knees, and elbows, or around my spine to GO NOW; get out, in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I command all spirits operating in my glands and endocrine system to come out in the name and blood of Jesus.
 
I command all spirits operating in my blood, lymph and circulatory system , my muscles and muscular system to come out in the name and the blood of JESUS.
 
I command all religious spirits of doubt, unbelief, error, heresy and tradition that came in through religion and false teaching to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I command all spirits from my past that are hindering my present and future to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
I command all ancestral spirits that entered through my ancestors to come out in the name and blood of Jesus.
 
I command all hidden spirits hiding in any part of my life to come out in the name and blood of JESUS.
 
Father, I ask you to reveal anything that is a root in my life that leads me to sin. I give you permission to uncover to my own mind anything hidden in my heart that I am not aware of that keeps me from intimacy with You or obedience to You, in the name and blood of JESUS.  Holy Spirit, take over my life, and lead me into paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Deliver me from ALL EVIL as Your word says, and make in me a clean heart.
 
Renew a right spirit within me, and bind my mind to the mind of JESUS. Bind my heart to Your heart, My will to YOUR will for my life in the name and blood of JESUS.  Thank you Lord for saving me and loving me , and teaching me. Thank you for Your great patience that you have shown me and direct my heart into the love of GOD & the patience of Christ Jesus I pray.  Keep me from presumptuous sins, and keep me in Your perfect will. Direct and guide me and all whom I love in the way that is everlasting Abba.
 
Father I renounce agreeing with any ungodly attitudes of my parents, relatives and ancestors in the name and blood of JESUS.  I renounce making any ungodly vows to protect my inner man that bind me to satan’s strategies or to generational curses in our family in the name and blood of Jesus. Help me to remember any vow I made that I need to break to be free from all curses..
In the name and blood of JESUS I pray.
 
 

Daily Reflections:2016-08-13.

 

I find  that  christians  are so selfish  and not incline  to help others..

I  know  of  non christians  who daily  go out of their way to help  others, charging  asking for nothing  in return, and  with  christians  its  the opposite..

I read recently  of  some  young black tennagers,who  were going to elderly persons in their  community  and  cutting  their  lawns  free  of costs..

Recently  they were given new  lawn mowers  and  weed wackers  to help  them in their  community  efforts..

As a boy scout  we use  to  do  projects  to help  senior citizens..

In these  times  many as I  said before  no longer  want to help anyone..

God  wants us to help others..Lets  look  at the  word of God..

Helping Others Shown in Moses’ Time

Exodus 17:12 But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Lets reflect  on this  bible  passage..

Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Jesus Spoke About Helping Others

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Luke 3:10-11 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Luke 12:33-34 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…”

Let  me close  with this Bible verse  for you  to  reflect on..

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2)

 

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Daily Reflections 2016-08-12..

To-day let us reflect on the Word   Ichabod..

 

Question: “What does the term ‘Ichabod’ mean in the Bible?”

Answer: The term Ichabod is found in two places in the Bible,1 Samuel 4:21 and 14:3. Ichabod was the son ofPhinehas and the grandson of Eli, the priest of the Lord in Shiloh. The sad story of Eli and his two wayward sons, Phinehas and Hophni, is found in 1 Samuel, chapters 2 and 4. Hophni and Phinehas died in battle with the Philistines who captured the Ark of the Covenant and took it away from Israel. Upon hearing this terrible news, Eli fell backward off his chair and broke his neck and died. Phinehas’s pregnant wife went into labor and bore a son.

“And she named the child Ichabod, saying, ‘The glory has departed from Israel!’ because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. And she said, ‘The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured’” (1 Samuel 4:21–22). The word Ichabod means literally “inglorious” or “there is no glory,” and in her pain and despair, the woman (who is unnamed in Scripture) lamented over the loss of the glory of God from Israel.

The glory of God is used to describe God’s favor and blessings toward His people. In the Old Testament, God’s glory is seen as a pillar of fire and cloud that followed the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt, guiding and guarding them (Exodus 13:21). Once the Ark of the Covenant was built and placed in the tabernacle in the wilderness, and later in the temple in Jerusalem, God’s glory resided there as a symbol of His presence among His people. When the Ark was captured by the Philistines, the glory departed from the Israelites—Ichabod became a reality.

Jesus later refers to the concept of the glory of God leaving Israel. In His last message to the populace of Israel, His final word to the religious leaders was “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate” (Matthew 23:37–38). That was His final statement of judgment on Israel for the rejection of their Messiah. He has indicted their leaders and, by indicting the leaders, indicted all the people who followed the leaders. And now He says their house is left desolate—Ichabod, the glory is departing.

Notice that He says your house is desolate. Not My house, not My Father’s house, as He used to call it. Now it’s your house because God has left—Ichabod! God is no longer there, it’s not the Father’s house; it’s not My house; it’s your house. The Greek word translated “desolate,” means “abandoned to ruin.” This place is in abandonment. God has left. It’s cursed, devoted to ruination. And they won’t see Jesus again till He comes in full Messianic glory (Matthew 23:39).

It is a terrible thing to experience the loss of the glory of God. And while Israel’s ruin was temporary “until the fullness of the Gentiles” would be brought into the kingdom of God on earth (Romans 11:25), one wonders how many churches today have lost the glory of the Lord, whether willingly or unknowingly. The same things that caused Ichabod in Israel—sin, disobedience, idolatry—are present in many of today’s churches. Christians must never take the glory of God in our midst for granted, lest we wake up one day and find that Ichabod has become a reality among us.

Daily Reflections:2016-08-11

Daily  Reflections  :2016-08-11.

I first of  all  want to give God  glory for  allowing me to write  Reflections.

I want to acknowledge  the  words of a  Trinidadian sister  who I met  when I was  in St Vincent  some 10 years  ago..

Re: Daily Reflections:2016-08-07
   Hi Bro. Guy thanks again for your reflections.  I agree with you about people walking in the same spirits.

When we differ in spirits it causes confusion and misunderstanding. We got to have the spiritual connect.

The carnal man will not know about the spiritual connection and that leads him astray. We who are in

the body of Christ should carry the spirit and then we bind together. Bro. Guy, thank you so much again and may God continue to grant you the wisdom and the knowledge for you to share values to fellow men.

Sis. Cindy.

This  morning as  I  shared  with a Christian  sister, I was  led to  focus  on strength..

I have been watching the  Olympics…As  I watch  I see  the  upset defeats  of the  two  Williams sisters..

I have  seen the  return of Michael  Phelps  and  his two victories  so far..

They  have been some  upsets  and  some  unknowns  have risen to take gold in their events..

As  we  look at  these  athletes,one realise  it takes   strength,fortitude ,to endure  long hours of  constant training  to not only qualify  for these  games  but to win..

Are  we as christians  training  daily  and do  we have  what it takes  to reach the  top,the zenith in the mark of our high calling in   Jesus..

Surely  we can do  all things  through Christ  who strengthens us..

Blessed  day  to all.