Living your Life of JOY

In addition to walking in love with God and having good relationships with people, living your life of JOY will also require Physical Work, Rest, Giving, and Praise.

Most of your Joy will come from the spiritual (praise, obedience, giving) and social (giving, relationships); but some of it is physical (physical work, rest).

If you don’t do physical work, then it may be a good idea to exercise or play a sport.

Is sports idolatry? No, sports is only idolatry if you mix it with alcoholism, lust, or covetousness (greed for money, gambling).

YAH doesn’t take pleasure in the legs of a man (Psalms 147:10), so we should not overemphasize the strength in sports.

However, Scripture does associate sports with joy (Psalms 19:5), and discipline (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

So if you have problems with Joy, or Discipline… these are things you may be able to get help with through a sport.

After you put your body through your physical work, or your sport… then Rest, Give, and Praise the Most High! The sleep of a laboring man is sweet (Eccl. 5:12).

Physical Discipline, Success, and Joy

Athletes learn discipline by doing the fundamentals of their sport.

Seeing the growth and results of physical discipline makes it easier to understand the benefits of mental and spiritual disciplines.

This is why the Scriptures use athletes as a positive example of physical self-discipline for our spiritual calling.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Fundamental Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Disciplines are important for us to learn in every area.

Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Discipline sets us up for a life of Joy.

Truth Can Kill You… but REJOICE and LEAP for JOY

Truth Can Kill You… but REJOICE and LEAP for JOY

John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

You don’t always succeed on earth just because you’re right. There is a blessing on diligence, but sometimes your reward for spiritual righteousness is in heaven.

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

Stephen became the first martyr after Jesus because his spirit and wisdom was irresistible.

His spirit and wisdom was perfect – and it got him killed.

In the Kingdom of God, when you prove out the Truth, it doesn’t necessarily mean you win a person. Half the time it just makes the person you prove the truth to want to destroy you.

Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. 23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

However do not be afraid! Do not back down.

In the end, you win in the Kingdom. None of us will ever suffer as much as our Master Yashua suffered.

None of us will ever be rejected as much as He was. Your suffering is actually the biggest part of your Reward!

Luke 6:22 BLESSED ARE YE, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23 REJOICE ye IN THAT DAY, and LEAP FOR JOY: for, behold, YOUR REWARD IS GREAT IN HEAVEN: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Mental Health for Yah’s Servants: Let Go and Let God.

Mental Health for Yah’s Servants: sometimes it’s okay to take a break praying for people and just focus 100% on Worshipping the Most High and Singing Praises!

Let Him do what He’s gonna do! Take a Praise Break!

Jeremiah 7:16
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

All souls are His. He will take care of them.

He will bless those who have been obedient, and punish those who have disobedient.

There will be a time to let go and let YAH handle His business:

Revelation 22:11
He that is UNJUST, let him be unjust still: and he which is FILTHY, let him be filthy still: and he that is RIGHTEOUS, let him be righteous still: and he that is HOLY, let him be holy still.

It’s not our job to change unjust people. It’s not our job to clean up filthy people. It’s God’s job. We need to be Righteous and Holy by example.

Sometimes our only other job is to Praise His Name and Release His Glory into the Earth!

Praise is a lifestyle – but it’s also a WEAPON and a way to REST!

Take a Praise Break!

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: HE WILL BEAUTIFY THE MEEK WITH SALVATION.

5 Let the saints be JOYFUL IN GLORY: let them sing aloud UPON THEIR BEDS.

6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

7 TO EXECUTE VENGEANCE UPON THE HEATHEN, AND PUNISHMENTS upon the people;

How much do we miss out on in life by not obeying the Word of God?

Psalm 47:1 O CLAP YOUR HANDS, all ye people; SHOUT UNTO GOD with the voice of triumph.

THE JOY OF YAHUAH IS YOUR STRENGTH!
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Your Healing is Not Coming from a Screen

Your soul cannot be healed on a screen. You need #facetoface fellowship. You also need a prayer closet.

I’m speaking of the soul, full discipleship and being made whole on a deeper level. Too many people are in depression and isolation, doing internet research and social media/ chat groups but no true submission to the lifestyle of doctrine, fellowship & breaking bread, and prayers that the Messiah and Apostles set forth for the Ecclessia of Believers. That’s where full healing happens.

My point is that we gotta Trust the Process not the Internet.
#housetohouse#houseofprayer

The trauma the Hebrew people have faced has created a Scattered Nation of Unhealed Hearts.

Unhealed hearts tend to be the hardest hearts. The hardest hearts tend to be the stiffest necks.

Repentance towards God the Father and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ cuts right past your intergenerational epigenetic trauma and goes right to the Heart to make it WHOLE.

The Grace, Commandments, and New Covenant Ordinances and Instructions of the Messiah continue that healing process for individuals, familes, tribes, and nations.
#housetohouse #houseofprayer

Spiritual Tools for Mental Health

Spiritual Tools for Mental Health:

1. Prayer – 3x daily, with confession of sin

2. Fasting – weekly

3. Forgiveness – forgiving every time

4. Repentance – with restitution & action

5. Heart Healing – with Scripture

6. Fighting – with Scripture & Prophecies

7. Confession – of faults to others

8. Counseling – with multiple wise counsellors

9. Deliverance – from demons

Loneliness is NOT YOURS: Rebuke the lone wolf

Loneliness is not yours! It is a spirit, it’s a wolf that tries to attach itself to you and get you alone so it can devour you.

Rebuke the lone wolf spirit: “I am not alone. I’m with the Jesus and His people, the Shepherd and the Sheep.”

There are times of prayer and consecration and purification for a purpose but there is no time for the lone wolf spirit. The lone wolf spirit often attacks the spirit of Elijah when revival is at the door waiting for you to turn the doorknob for it. Elijah was a leader of 7000, and the spiritual king of the entire nation, but the lone wolf lied and told him that he was all alone.

Stay strong and stand for what God is saying to you, but never accept or receive isolation. The isolation is just a tool that the lone wolf accuser uses to prevent revival and stop the conviction of the Holy Spirit from spreading too far. If he can convince you that you are too spiritual or too deep and alone, he can stop the conviction of the Holy Spirit from spreading.

Rebuke the lone wolf spirit: “I’m a leader following God, but I am not alone.”

Comparing Black People and White People and Chinese People

Comparing yourself to others is a distraction that usually leads to an alternating mixture of pride and depression.

Comparing yourself to the Word of God keeps you focused and gives you hope in the fear of the Lord.

This applies to you, your family, your church, your “people”, your nationality, your nation, etc…

Never let the devil get you into a whirlwind of comparison. It’s not wise. Stay focused on the Word of God and produce fruit.

2 Corinthians 10
12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Although I understand the need to help our people maximize our potential and express the fullness of what God has called us to be… I grow weary of hearing about “black people need to do this”, “white people need to do that”, “‘Merica needs to do this because the Chinese are doing that.”

When you look at the word of God, you see the problem AND you can see the solution. When you constantly compare yourself with others, you see the problem and you see OTHER problems. That only compounds the problems.

No one will ever maximize who they are created by God to be – or ever truly have unity with others – while they are too busy comparing themselves to others. We are all made in the image of God, so focus on Him and eventually you will learn to be like Him.

You Become Like What You Behold

2 Corinthians 3
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

One Way to Heal Depression and Low Self-Esteem: TURN OFF THE SCREEN

One of the most untold curses of ungodly entertainment and media is that it is purposefully designed and crafted to fuel and create unrealistic desires, discontentment, comparison, and covetousness.

Many many people could heal their low-self esteem and depression simply by TURNING OFF THE SCREEN and denying the manipulators and marketers access to their soul. Get back into your actual real life and shut down the fantasies. You’ll get a part of your mind back that you never knew was gone. Try it for a month.