It’s Time To Suit Up.

There is a time to PRAY,
And there is a time to SAY;

But there is a time to COMMAND things,

To get out of the way!

There is a time of PEACE,

And there is a time of WAR;

So you better use your spiritual WEAPONS, 

For there is a THIEF at the door.

Whether you believe it or not, there is a real thief that is daily knocking at our door. His name is the devil. He wants to get into the house. He has a plot. It is to kill, steal and destroy. And as we can clearly see he is not even afraid to go into a house of worship. But I am comforted by the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples, “let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) I am so thankful that the body of Christ is not a building. For the true and living God does not live in a physical building , but in the heart of His people. So even if you destroy the church building or the physical body of a believer, their spirit will live on forever.

It is time to discern the time and season in which we are living. We need more than just eloquent prayers and words of condolences. We need a divine strategy for this critical hour! We must realize that we are not fighting mere mortals! We are fighting the invisible forces of darkness. And no natural weapons can defeat these forces. But God has given every believer an armor to fight and overcome. It is time for us to take a refresher course on the Spiritual Armor of God. It is time to Suit Up! The bible says,  “So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” Ephesians 6:10-12  “Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG

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ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

Lord, we are living daily in a hostile environment. I am so tired of HEARING and SEEING evil all around me. I have had ENOUGH of our frail humanity! Lord, I need to SEE more of Your MIGHTY POWER. I need to SEE your HANDS! Lord, I am crying out for HELP! For, “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms; With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider;”Jeremiah 51:20-21 NKJV. 

#SomethingsOnlyGodCanDo!
            
               
            ~NOW LORD~

Now Lord, let me see Your Mighty power,

In this dispensation and this critical hour.

Lord, let me see your outstretched hands,

And destroy every work;

That is not part of your plans.

Lord, let me see your amazing grace,

And give me the courage to endure;

And stay strong in the race.

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The Weapons.

I have made it to Day # 70 of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy. 

This Sassy Bee is Counting it all joy this morning for life,family, friends, provision and my gifts. Above all I am thanking God for the ultimate sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.I am thanking Him for His daily correction, direction and divine protection. I am thanking Him because He has taught me how to Count it all joy in the midst of life’s storms and unanswered questions. And yes, many weapons did form. But thank God, they did not and will not ever prosper!

     ~The Weapons~

The weapons did form,
But they did me no harm.

The tongues wagged their tales,

But their words fell and failed.

There were arrows that flew,

But they did not get through.

There were pestilence in the dark,

And a lot of evil talk.

There were terrors in the night,

But they had to take flight.

I saw destruction all around,

But they did not take me down.

For The Greater One lives in me,

And I have angels that surrounds me.

Joyce A. Boahene© 9/26/16

Put Your Hands To The Plow

Day # 15: Today, you can be thankful that your hard work will pay off.

There is milk and honey in the land that God has called us to possess. But we have to be willing to put our hands to the plow and do what we can.We have to fight for the right to exist and overcome the giants that are standing in our way. There are two major Giants that we have to daily confront. They are giants of fear and discouragement. These two are constantly working together to hinder us from getting to our destination. Yet,God has internally equipped each one of us with the weapons that we need to fight and win. In biblical times, David’s only recognition was that of a lowly shepherd boy. But on the inside he was a giant killer long before he ever encountered Goliath. Right now, we may be on the backside of the desert tending sheep and sowing in tears, but joy awaits us. Laughter may have been a stranger, but it will suddenly explode like a volcano. Where fear was once a hindrance, Faith will now become an open door. And where love has been an illusion, in Christ we will surely find completion.

~ A Plan~

With God, there is Hope,
But we still need a plan;
For He will only bless the genuine work of our hands.

With God, there is Hope,
But we still need a plan;
For we must daily put our hands to the plow,
And just do what you can.

With God, there is hope,
But we still need a plan;
For we can no longer make excuses,
And stick our heads in the sand.

Joyce A. Boahene

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