Living in the Dark Shadows

You are loved with the love of the Father . . .


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When The Father Looks At You

By Thomas Downes

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Build Yourself Up


Hasn’t God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and to be heirs of the Kingdom that is promised to those who love Him? (James 2:5).


To be rich in faith, must mean to be rich in assurance of things hoped for, and thereby receiving the evidence of things not seen.


Can those who are the poor of this world receive visions and dreams?


Can they prophecy according to the measure of their faith?


Of course they can.  Let him who prophecies, prophecy according to the measure of faith (Romans 12).


We are called to build one another up in the most Holy Faith (1 Thessalonians 5:11).  We all must also build ourselves up in the most Holy Faith, praying in The Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20).


If we build ourselves up in the Spirit, then we are enabled to build others up.


There are many who have gone through hard, difficult times in their lives, who struggle to build themselves up, who struggle to even lay a foundation upon which to build their faith.


The adversary makes it his priority to keep people in that predicament; to keep people distracted from the reality of the power of God being manifest in their lives.


The anointing of The Holy Spirit is what breaks the yoke of bondage.  The devil fears the day when the calling of God empowers the called out ones to walk in the power of God.


This includes you, as well as your brothers and sisters in Christ.  Whether you are rich or poor, you are called to walk in the anointing that The LORD has placed on your life.


You have a very specific skill set in the Spirit that is powerful and effective.  Your skill set is empowered by the indwelling, enabling Presence of the Spirit of The LORD.


Therefor, be filled with the Spirit, and pray in the Spirit to build yourself up, to edify yourself, so that you can be what you are called to be.  And the Word of The LORD will come alive to you as Rhema Word; The Word That Is Sent.


When the Word of The LORD is alive in you, you will find your armor, to ward off the fiery darts of the enemy.


“I send forth My Word; it will not return to Me cancelled out. It will accomplish the purpose for which I sent it.”   Isaiah 55:11.




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The Clouds Will Clear


The clouds will clear out, the light will shine, the awesomeness of the Glory of The LORD will raise you up, and you will flourish in every Word that comes forth from the Mouth of The LORD.


The faithfulness of The LORD will lift you and lead you in ways you have never seen before.


But you will comprehend this, that His faithfulness is righteous altogether.


Praise Him, for He is worthy of all of your praise.



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When The Father Looks At You


Since you are loved with the love of the Father, then “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom,” like Jesus said.


If He says, “My Grace is sufficient for you,” then trusting Him in your weakness must be what pleases Him.


If we are pleasing Him, then we must be agreeing with what He says.  If we are agreeing with what He says, then we are definitely believing that He is God, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


If He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, then Jesus, through the power of The Holy Spirit is the assurance of things hoped for; He is the evidence of things not seen.


When the Father looks at you, He sees Jesus first.  When you fall short, you can ask for and receive forgiveness, because the Father sees you through His Son.


There is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after The Spirit; for the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus sets us free from the law of sin and death.


Now do know Who loves you?




~  Thomas Downes


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Stand on this Word!

By Jo Ellen Stevens



I heard The LORD say this morning… January 16, 2020.


“Even your children who have made themselves captive to the enemy by their actions, will be saved because of your prayers.”


He said, “You can stand on this Word for them today, for I AM moving in their lives and what is about to look like a shaking in their life, and what may look to you like the end, is a place where I have brought them to, because you prayed and stood and believed!


They are coming to an end of themselves!  Don’t be alarmed at the shaking it is only Me,” says The LORD, bringing them into a safe place so that they might be saved!


Then I heard Him say,  “Stand on this Word!”


“For thus says The LORD: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them,”   Isaiah 49:25.




By Jo Ellen Stevens

Arise Shine!



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The Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah

By Gail Manizak



A Pastor told me earlier, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality…


Friends we all need to read the Word for ourselves, because even Leaders and Shepherds will lead you astray (not meaning to), but because they don’t study God’s Word and inquire of The LORD for truth.


I do not study enough either — but I do study.  There is never enough time in the day, it seems many times…. but WE make our own PRIORITIES.


I am not going to be dependent on what someone tells me to be the truth!


The Spirit of Truth can teach us truth, as we read, study and inquire of God, He will release understanding, as we do our part.


Don’t depend on others when you have a relationship yourself with God, with the One who knows the truth.  God wants you to know.


Was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah’s “homosexuality”?


I think I will do more… say more on this later.


I posted recently on Facebook about Disney and homosexuality coming to the forefront earlier…


In Genesis 18:20, God told Abraham the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, but God did “NOT” say what their grave sin was.


Abraham actually stood in the gap for Sodom and Gomorrah and cared about them and bargained with God to be merciful.


I hope pastors, leaders and laymen are standing in the gap for all sinners everywhere!


The SIN of Sodom in short:  Ezekiel said, while condemning the people of Jerusalem, shortly before the city was destroyed, Ezekiel explicitly stated the source of Sodom‘s guilt;


“behold, this was the iniquity of those sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.  And they were hottie, and committed abomination before me; therefore I took them away,”   Ezekiel 16:49-50.


Homosexuality was not the root of Sodom’s sin: it was the FRUIT of her sin!


God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked; His Will is for people to repent and turn from their wicked ways so he can show mercy,  (Ezekiel 18:32; 23:11).


God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,  (2 Peter 3:9).


Sodom’s sin:  PRIDE!  EXCESS!  IDLENESS!


God did destroy her after mercifully giving her a warning and 10 years to repent.




By Gail Manizak



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28.06 | 06:03

Good prayer for President Trump!

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I love that!

09.06 | 06:19

Very god and blessing post. I am a deacon who supports widows and widowers and Iam learning a lot. Blessings

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Yep!! Praise The Living God, Hallellujah!

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