Psalm 10 1-18

Why do you stand far off, lord? Why do you hide your self in times of trouble?

In arrogance, the wicked to hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.

For the wicked boss of his heart cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns the Lord.

The wicked, and the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.

His ways are prosperous at all times. he is arrogant, and your laws are far from his sight. Ask for his adversaries he sneers at them.

He says in his heart, “I shall not be shaken. For generations, “I will shall he no trouble.”

His mouth is full of cursing, deceit and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

He lied and wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.

He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lied and wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless when he draws him in his net.

The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength.

He says in his heart, “God has forgotten. He hides His face. He will never see it.“

Arise, Lord! God, lift up your hand! Don’t forget the helpless.

Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say to his heart, God won’t call me into account?

But you do see trouble and grief. You consider it to take it into your hand. You help the victim and the fatherless.

Break the arm of the wicked. As for the evil man, seek out his wickedness, until you find none.

The Lord is King forever, and ever! The nations will perish out of his land.

Lord, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear.

To go to the father left, and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth that may terrify no more.

Praying Psalm 10 Today

Who Is Your God?

Everyday I find it harder and harder to grasp all the hate and corruption going on in the world today. As I prayed to God I asked Him to help me to understand. Yes, I know the world has about seen it’s last days. But I even see so called “God believing” people have so much hate in the hearts.

It all depends on who your god is.

Everyone has a God. For everyone, but Christians they have a god, lower case ‘g’ aka an idol. Muslims have a god. Buddhists have a god(s). Hindus have a god(s). Atheists have a god, etc…

Atheists have a god? Sure. They see him in the mirror or in “humanity.” Their god is man in either a micro or macro sense.

How can you tell what a person’s God is? Look where they get their laws (or where they get their ethics or morality, from which they legislate). What’s true of society is true of individuals who make up that society or culture.

It must be recognized that in any culture the source of law is the god of the society.

R.J. Rushdoony

Before you get all bent out of shape about such a statement, stop and think about it a moment. Law is about authority. Authority is be definition above or over someone. Whatever you recognize as having authority over you, bosses at work, parents over children, civil magistrates/ authorities, ect… Law is legislated morality. Legislation, laws are definitions around morality. Who defines that morality, hence laws, is the ultimate authority, hence your God. Where do you get your laws then, is your God. It’s quite simple really.

So everyone has a God, consequently, a religion and hints worship and some warm or another. Every religion has forms of worship informed by the religious authority of their god. Islam, judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence, is worship of self, the person they see in the mirror. Hedonism is increasingly the religion of American culture.

What is the standard you have for where you get your laws? Whatever that is, that’s your God. Even professing Christians in America fall into such adultery, and looking to a state, often citing rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOT US) as their standard. That’s how you get the potion Christian, indicating that abortion is “legal” Says who? The SCOTUS? The God who is, says it’s murder, says it’s Murder.

Isaiah 45:5-7 says,

I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you may not known Me; that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, the One forming light and creating darkness,causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these.

Isaiah 45:5-7

The only God who is has given us His perfect law. He is the ultimate authority, and His law is to be legislated, judged and punished. He not only indicated that He alone is to be worshiped, how He is to be worshiped.

Everyone has a God, everyone has a religion and everyone worships. There is only one true God, there is only one true religion, and only His commanded way to worship Him.

Consider this the next time someone says to you, “separation of church and state“ nonsense at you. They may be trying to claim that neutrality is possible. It isn’t. They are stating that the State is god, plain and simple. The State will determine laws as the ultimate authority. The State will determine how you will worship in its schools. Will bow down to man and his standards of morality, determined by what? Majority, mob rule, as in democracy? Welcome to tyranny of the majority of men and their whims so easily swayed by ongoing rebellion against God’s law for the pursuit of their own chosen hedonism.

All the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves, teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

All of us, like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.

Isaiah 53:6

Doesn’t the first reference of 2 Timothy sound like modern America? Man loves to tickle his own ears, and his self loving conceit. “ i’m actually a woman,” or a “furry” or whatever he wants to establish under the nonsense nomenclature, gender. Gender is a linguistic term, not a biological one.

“We came from apes,” which can from amphibians, which came from fish, which came from single-cell life forms, which came from some accident, which was a result of some big bang where everything spontaneously erupted from nothing.” Everything is then meaningless and completely cause-and-effect with a magical, first cause and with no free will. Everything is predetermined by accidental interaction of randomly long particles sprung from nothing and heading back to nothing, so everything means nothing. Hopelessness.

Thank God, none of that is true. everything’s wrong from the only God who is. He is. The Authority, The Government. He sets the laws. We have provided hope for our lost condition as we read in the second reference in Isaiah. He planned from eternity past that He would send His Son to pay the penalty for our idolatry and from any other sin for His chosen people.

And you shall call His name, Jesus, for He will save his people from their sins

Matthew 1:21

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He had visited and redeemed His people.

Luke 1:68

He chooses? Yep again there is no neutrality. There is free determination. Everyone believes this is true. Everyone believes in absolutes. Every evolutionary scientist believes absolutes exist or they’d have no basic to test experiments expecting repeatability. Otherwise hot water and salt mix today. Get you saline solution, but tomorrow they could yield a black hole.

Living In The Gray World

Some people live like in a gray world without God. They are trying to live life on average without getting too high or too low. They don’t live in the light, and they try to avoid the darkness.

The problem is the world is turning all gray. People are just enduring lie rather than living it. In life the reality is that we will experience sometime in the light, and sometimes in the dark.

But soon we will have to make a choice to live in either black or white. There’s going to be no such thing as the gray area. if you try to live life on the average, you’re trying to suspend yourself in an unnatural world created by you- not God or Satan. To me, living in the gray area is like a slow death on earth.

With God on our side, we have the strength to endure what life brings us peace in times of great loss and pain. If we live with Satan on our side, there is nothing but, hate, suffering and despair. If you look at the world, you can see the darkness getting darker. And it seems like Satan is getting stronger.

Soon we will be presented with many choices some of them, good, and some of them clearly bad. A few people today are willing to admit there is such a thing as intrinsically black or white or right and wrong.

We are expected to see everything through a lens of a public opinion, and it’s collective morality or a lack of such.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what to do. But soon we will have no choice. No more gray, only white and black.

Gray areas can be murky and confusing and even chaotic. In a world where people value certainty and quick answers. No wonder we are all frustrated. It can be a nuisance if you want to be presented with the opportunity to grow.

The problem is in today’s world the all-or-nothing attitude is easy to give into. Which can give us a measure of false confidence or calm. While it can make us feel like we have things figured out, even if the consequence ends up making us unhappier than ever.

Underneath the surface is a false simplicity and confidence of all-or-nothing lies. It’s just repressed.

Ways To Tap Into Your Inner Knowing

Did you know that you can develop your intuition and strengthen your skills as an intuitive being?

If you’ve ever been in a situation and had a strong instinct, or gut feeling, about what you should do or shouldn’t do, then you know exactly what I’m writing about.

It’s hard to technically define intuition, but you can think of it as an innate sort of “knowing” or “understanding” of what’s true. It looks different for different people, but when you feel it, you generally know.

What Does Intuitive Mean?

Intuition is mercurial. It doesn’t come from your conscious mind and isn’t an analytical skill. You can’t develop intuition to research or throwing yourself hard at a goal. In contrast, intuition is typically more noticeable or resonant when you are still, take time to reflect, or engage in more positive activities.

Highly intuitive people generally feel they can pick up on their gut. Response is easily and are comfortable listening to them. For example, perhaps you have a friend who’s quickly able to discern what the next right thing for them to do it, where, as others new waffle, back-and-forth between their available choices. Or maybe you know when someone who can tune into a different energy in a room and understand how people are feeling, seemingly without much effort.

Some Intuition Examples Experiences

  • A strange “knowing“ that something is going to happen
  • An unexplained feeling that won’t go away and is later explained by something that occurs
  • Feeling very strong emotions towards someone or something and later understand that those feelings were correct and why
  • Flashes, or glimpses, of things, people, or situations that seem to come out of nowhere

Intuitive people don’t have anything you don’t. You can put effort into actively developing intuition. If you know the right way to go about it strengthening your intuition through five unique energy meditation can help you access your intuition.

You can develop new ways to relate to your dreams, and how they connect to your intuition.

How To Develop Your Intuition

Try doing these things

1. Meditate

When your energy is scattered, it’s harder to get in touch with your intuition. Because intuition arises during quieter times, spending time in silence can you help you to get more in tune.

Meditation can be as simple as sitting for five minutes with no distractions, or you can opt for guided meditations

2. Take a chance I’m following your gut instinct

If you notice a strong instinct to do something or move away from it, try following the advice and see what develops as a result. Seeing a positive outcome after following, your intuition can help reinforce that you know what’s best for you and give you more confidence to trust your gut in the future. Start with small, low stakes, like which route to take on a drive.

3. Start doing daily body scans

Many of us are used to overriding the way we physically feel and just pushing through from one situation to the next. Make a practice of really acknowledging the way your body feels, and what it’s trying to tell you. Scan your body throughout the day and note any tension you’re holding or sensations, good or bad. The goal is to get more present so that you can better pick up on subtle messages your body might be sending you.

4. Spend time outside

Being outside is good for so many reasons. Spending time in nature, and being mindful about its beauty and innate perfection can help you decompress, clear out distracting thoughts, and be more aware that you, too, are a living being, perfect just as you are. Be aware of what thoughts come to you as you’re outside; this could be your intuition speaking to you.

5. Do I technology fast

With so many distractions, coming out of from a myriad of screens, we might not even know when our intuition speaking to us because we’re too busy bouncing from one alert to the other.

Consider doing a purposeful technology detox. How might you entertain yourself for 4 to 5 hours without technology? Freeing up this digital free space could allow new messages and insights to pull up from your subconscious.

6. Ask your intuition a question

Try being direct: write out a question you’re thinking about and then sit with it. Do any answers seem to arrive in your mind? Journal about anything that comes to you that could be a potential answer or piece of guidance. If nothing comes up, don’t be discouraged. Sometimes just focusing on the question at all is enough to bring an answer to you later on, as you’re doing something totally unrelated.

7. Journal

Writing can be a way to override your conscious mind and allow things to come to the surface. Try sitting down once a day and writing one to three pages about what’s on your mind. Write things that seem like signs or interesting coincidences; see if there are ways you can connect the dots or make sense out of them,

8. Draw, doodle, or do some art

If you’re annoying, it’s too intimidating, or if you don’t connect with writing, explore more visually oriented techniques like art journaling. Putting your pen or pencil to the page is it ultimate goal for these activities, whatever that looks like for you. Drawing your thoughts, or a vision for your life or future, can help you on earth what’s going on inside.

9. Start a dream notebook

Making some small adjustments in your daily life, and the way you pay attention to them can help you become more present in your dream life. This is so hard referred to as a “lucid dreaming.” and gives you the ability to pick up on things in your dreams you might have missed otherwise. When you wake up, try to write down what you can remember from your dreams, and see if there are any messages that resonate.

10. Make a vision board

What does your biggest, brightest future look like it? There was nothing standing in your way, what would you dream up for yourself? sometimes giving ourselves permission to dream can activate our intuition. What feels right for you when you think about your future? How can you get there? What is part of your highest self in the life if you let your mind run free? Are you doing that one?

11. Act fast

Try not to overthink things. If you get a suggestion in your gut, try to write it down, so you don’t forget it, or make a point to act promptly. If you get into a place of thinking about it, too much, it is easy to talk yourself out of the suggestion or over analyze it, and lose the feeling altogether.

Your intuition is always available to you, but it’s up to you to do the work on your ability to recognize and acknowledge it, using these tips, you should be able to get a clearer sense of what your intuition feels like to you. This will give you a foundation for developing intuition, from which you can take a deeper dive if you choose.

Who’s Behind The Weather? The Supernatural

Revelation 7

The fundamental need of our world today is a rebirth of belief in the supernatural.

Arnold Toynbee

The current age is dominate mainly by reliance only on what can be seen and tested. We live in a time of rank materialism, which essentially dismisses the spiritual and argues that all life movements result from material interactions.

For example, if one were to ask what controls the wind, most people would probably answer it has to do with the relationship between earth and the sun, temperature, and pressure imbalances. There are few people that think of God as the winds cause or it’s lack thereof. But, if we look at Revelation 7:1-3 in says

‘Then I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds so they did not blow on the earth or the sea, or even on any tree. And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And He shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea, Wait! Don’t harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have placed the seal of God on the foreheads of His servants.”

In these scriptures the Bible says God employs His angels to restrain the winds to accomplish a specific purpose. The wind belongs to God. The winds are under His control and subordinate to His Will. It’s not so much what’s behind the winds and storms; it’s who.

In the Old Testament it often pictures the winds as God’s agents employed in His acts of judgment.

Zachariah 6:1-5 says, “Again I lifted my eyes, and saw, and behold, four chariots came our from between who mountains; and the mountains were mountains of bronze. In the first chariot we’re red horses; in the second chariot black horses; In the thirst chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot dappled horses, all of them powerful. Then I asked the angel who talked with me, ‘What are these, my Lord?’ The angel answered me, ‘These are the four winds of the sky, which go out from the standing before the Lord of all the earth.”

Zahum 1:3, speaks to the Lord who has His way in the world wind and the storm.

Jeremiah 4:13 says, God comes with His chariots like a whirlwind.

In Isaiah 66:15, Chariots we’re used for warfare and judgment on one’s enemies. The wind the breath of God (Job 37:9-10). The wind tends the mountains (1Kings 19:11) and withers the grass (Isaiah 40:7,24). and dries up the stream, the river and the sea (Nahum 1:4; Psalm 18:15). God’s day (Judgement day) would be the day of the whirlwind (Amos 1:14). The whirlwind of God goes forth in its fury and falls on the head of the wicked.

Other scriptures provide a window for looking inside God’s pilot house, not only the winds but weather in general.

Look at what happened in Exodus, and the seven plagues. Did the earth, sun, and air pressure and temperature cause this, if you think about it it couldn’t have

Recipe For Growth

Psalm 71 is a prayer that was written by King David. This prayer is still revenant to us today.

Prayer is our means of communing with God

O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted in you, O Lord, from childhood. Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb you have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising you! My life is an example to many because you have been my strength and protection. This is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. 🙏 AMEN

Signs of Demonic Oppression

I you’ve read the scriptures than you know that demonic activity is real and there should be no debate about that. As a Christian, I don’t believe you can be possessed by a demon. However, that does not mean you cannot experience demonic oppression. Many true believers have experienced demonic oppression, and surprisingly some may have not even been aware that is what they are experiencing.

It is helpful to identify the signs of demonic oppression because those who are true followers of Jesus have a different way of dealing with this than who are not.

What Is Demonic Oppression?

Before I identify that signs to look for with demonic oppressions, it makes since to define exactly what it is. Demonic oppression (bondage). Is a spiritual attack from a demonic spirit that seeks to influence a person’s thought’s, emotions, and even their actions. Since a demon cannot possess a true follower of Jesus to control them, then oppression is the next best option. Because of the way we are created as humans, these attacks will often begin in our mind because this is the central hub that dictates what we think about, how we feel and ultimately what we do. The goal of demonic oppression is to keep a person trapped and bound (in bondage). The desire is to paralyze the believer so they become ineffective.

When I was under demonic oppressive, I had some awful things, I was a sexual addict, I did cocaine, I drank, basically anything that could numb out my reality I did. I had so clue that Satan was after me. All I knew I just didn’t want to feel anything and that made ineffective in anything I tried.

What Are The Signs Of Demonic Oppression?

To understand the signs of demonic oppression you must understand the way Satan operates because he is the leader, and demons follow his cues. One of the challenges in identifying this is many times that areas of the attack may not appear demonic at all. Sometimes they can even mimic other conditions that may cause you not to consider the possibility of a demonic attack. I finally went to a psychiatrist and he diagnosed me borderline personality disorder. I knew I had some issues, and needed help, but as a spoke to him, I realized that he was not describing me a person with BPD. I left and never went day.

After I had my daughter, I began having hallucinations, and hearing voices. I would also seen or feel black figure following me some. I thought I was crazy. I went to the dr again and was diagnosed with a mood disorder which was caused by me childhood traumas.

There are three signs of demonic oppression that are possible to overlook as attacks from the enemy.

1. Abnormal Fear

Be alert and sober minded. Demons prowl around looking for someone they can use their tricks and lies on. Satan loves to operate in the realm of fear and intimidation. These are two of his greatest weapons and can be indicators of oppression or being kept in bondage. Because we all experience moments of fear at some point in our lives. You can suspect demonic oppression is in play when the fear escalates beyond what is normal or useable. (Like the black shadow that followed me around. I knew this was not a normal thing. Remember the attacks are often in our thoughts, which work their way into our emotions and actions.

A person who is under attacks are often in our thoughts, which work their way into our emotions. A person may shut themselves off of interaction with other people because of fear of the outcome.which often never materializes. To the outsider this ma seem irrational, but to the person experiencing it this feel very real. I want to be clear: a person experiencing fear may not be facing demonic oppression. But if it escalates, it’s something to be considered.

2. inability to rest; having nightmares

One of the things we must recognize in this spiritual battle that we face is Satan is often willing to play the long game to keep you from having a life of abundance and turning to God. He extends length of a attack over a long period of time with the hopes of wearing you down. If you remember the account of Samson and Delilah, she was relentless in her pursuit of finding the source of Samsons strength, and he eventually wore down. Another way Satan attacks is to attack a persons rest. This can be an attempt to attack your dreams, or cause you great fear and worry that prohibits rest. I used to have a nightmare I was being pushed a giant worm, and as I reached the end of the worm, I would wake up severely sick. Satan wants us exhausted because we are more vulnerable. So he can ultimately take away our will.

I pretty much have Satan figured out, after 56 years. I know his ways and tactics to fool people.

3. Prolonged periods of unexplained depression.

As I said earlier, demonic oppression is often a attack that begins in your mind. I am no a clinical psychologist so I want to choose my words carefully, but there can be instances where depression of depression could be demonic oppression. And there are people who have a clinical diagnosis of depression and have been treated successfully under a doctor’s care. However, in spiritual warfare,depression sets in this can be a great paralyzer, This may not be the first place you go, but if it persists over a long periods of time, with no understanding of why it is happening, then it is something that you cannot rule out.

How Do You Overcome Demonic Oppression?

Regardless of the form it comes in, we must understand how to overcome this. I’m a firm believer that spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and thankfully, God had given them to us. As you search through the scriptures you will begin ti see all God has provided so you can fight back against any type of demonic oppression (no matter which form it shows up in).

I would turn you to study the “armor of God,” the power of God, the work in the Holy Spirit in you. As you begin to see that God has equipped you and you don’t have to be overcome by demonic oppression and bondage any longer.

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won the victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives inside of you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world- 1 John 4:4

However to have to fight back, which means you must take God’s Word, study it, and apply it to your life. As you do this you will begin to become stronger and more confident in who you are in Christ, and this can give you what you need to fight back against demonic oppression or bondage.

Satan and his tactics are not something that should not be taken lightly. Your responsibility is to take what is given to you and use it so that you can be victorious in every spiritual battle. Even if a demonic spirit tried to attack you, God has equipped you so you can.

So many people believe Hollywood’s ploy to make you think Satan is man in e red suit with horns. Or, they think when they get to hell, it will be one great party. This is not the case.

Daily Bible Verse

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words. Consider my medication. Listen to the voice of my cry, my King and my God; for you, I do pray. Lord, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly. Where are you are not a God, who has pleasure and wickedness. Evil can’t live with you. That arrogant shall not stand in your sight. You hate all workers of iniquity. You will destroy those who speak life. The Lord arbors, the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. But as for me, in the abundance of your loving kindness. I will come into your house. I will bow toward your holy temple in reverence of you. Lead knew the word, in your righteousness, because of my enemies. Make your way straight before my faith. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue. Hold them guilty, God. Let them fall by their own councils; Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against you. But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice. Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. Let them also who love your name be joyful in you. For you will bless the righteous. Lord, you will surround him with favor as with a shield.

Psalm 5 is a reflection of how the righteous man prays for deliverance not only for freedom from suffering, but to allow himself to be able to serve God without distraction.

Why Do We Try And Hide/Run From God

When life is good and I am able to make good healthy choices, I rejoice with God in this, and believe He saying “Well done!” However when my, life is a mess or I make a mistake, I tend to not go to God with it. I run. I tend to be like Adam and Eve, who hid away from God, or Cain who left the presence of God to settle elsewhere (Genesis 3:9-10, 4:16). Why do we do this? Why do we run? When we know God we never leave us not forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

God does not run away from us.

He is not embarrassed of us and we do not get demoted to be separated from Him because we made a few mistakes of some dumb choices. Yet how many times do we run away from God.

It’s like I can’t feel you and my life is a mess, where are you? Unfortunately, we condemn ourselves or feel guilty. (I felt unworthy as a child as God hated me). But, when we step out of the word and fellowship with Him. We isolate ourselves and run away from the one who wants nothing more than to embrace us and say, “It’s going to be okay, I love you, I am here, I’m not gone anywhere. If we look at the life of Moses,who murdered an Egyptian, God still sought him out and worked through him-a murderer. (Exodus 3:4). God found Moses, even when he was not seeking him. We have to remember the God will leave the 99 to bo looking for the 1 who is in trouble. He is after all the good shepherd. (John 10:11-12). God does not see our outward appearance (as man sees us). He sees our hearts. And if our hearts condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He knows all things.

There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). I have to remember this daily. Because the negativity of the world tends to enter my thoughts, instead of the positivity of God.

Jesus wants to remove that ‘thing’ that keeps dragging us down, and He wants to give you peace instead.

Some of think “Nah, God has my back. Okay . We run away, because we get overwhelmed by the trials and afflictions. Yet the Word reminds us. Many are the afflictions of the righteous. But the Lord delivers us out of them all.

We need to remember that our carnal nature, and at our sin, rather than looking at our spirit and our righteousness.

We I was growing in Christ. I remember reading in Joel 2:25, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten – the great locust and the the young locusts, the other locusts and the locust swarm.”

As I read this for the first time I have to say I was in doubt, “How can the Lord do this, it is impossible. After I began to heal, I began to realize He restored everything I had lost. And so much more.

We all tend to run away when we feel guilt or our life is in disarray. God knows this. But try trusting in Him. He won’t let you down.