You are not alone. We have all been here. To be honest, I don’t think anyone is immune to wondering whether they can trust God in every situation they are in and, it is much harder if you feel like He has let you down. It’s hard to understand and trust in a God that permits us to go through these horrible times. Seriously, I’m not surprised when I hear people say: Continue reading
Even though I am in danger of sounding like a broken record, I love the word shalom. The main reason is because YHWH gave me a revelation and healing vision surrounding this word which I am fully embracing. Not only is shalom a beautiful-sounding word but it is also an awesome blessing, that’s why I use it a lot on my blog and when greeting and saying goodbye to other people. I want them to experience shalom in their lives. Nevertheless, some people have asked me why I use the word shalom, the thinking behind this is that it’s a Jewish/Hebrew word and this frightens many Christians.
Just so that you know, I am not trying to Judaize anyone or God forbid mutter a curse, so this post is to illustrate as best I can what I have discovered shalom to mean. Continue reading
The dark vortex of despair, what a horrific picture - a deep, dark void that pulls you in when the trial’s of life become too overwhelming. A place of fear, terror, anxiety, stress, and yes, dread. I have been here and even quite recently but YHWH pulled me out and the how is what I want to share with you today.
I’ve been away from the blog for a while, that’s because I caught a cold, then developed a cold sore and finally I caught the flu which I’m still recovering from. The funny thing is that I haven’t had any of these in the longest time, I mean years and then BAM! All 3 buses came at once! I used to suffer a lot from colds with complications of chest infections and painful sinuses and was regularly given antibiotics, this was before the days I knew that antibiotics were not man’s best friend.
Anyway I got the flu and I also discovered that this illness which I have been on the road to healing is actually autoimmune. I didn’t know this you see because my very ‘helpful’ doctors haven’t yet given me a proper diagnosis, except from Benign Fasciculation Syndrome which basically means your body is spasming and that’s just the way it is.
I had done ever so well before catching the flu, I had my bad days and very rarely awfully excruciating days but generally my symptoms have been manageable with times when I actually felt normal. I put this down to all the spiritual and psychological healing that has taken place to date because, when I first fell ill, I lived to sleep, feared leaving the house and when it got really bad I prayed for death. Continue reading
This is a teaching on the Covenant name of God and understanding how the Covenant name of God brings deliverance and salvation into our lives. There is a lot of disagreement about the actual spelling and pronunciation of the Covenant name which has taken focus away from the real purpose of the name itself which is to lead us into the Salvation promise. When we take the time to truly meditate and consider the Covenant name of God we are taken into a place where everything is possible and we are released from all captivity in our lives. Whatever it is that you are praying and seeking God for, by embracing the truth of His Covenant name you will bring your self into the place of deliverance.
NB: This teaching is based upon the revelation in the Book of Exodus and was given during a Sabbath Messianic fellowship. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.
I’ve learnt a lot from walking on my road to healing, and most especially I’ve learnt and I am still learning what it takes to succeed and prosper incrementally in God each and every year. There are two keys that I would like to share with you today based on what I have learnt but before I do let’s define what it means to succeed and prosper. Continue reading
You have probably been inundated with the same messages over and over again already, “New year, new you” and you have probably even said it yourself to yourself. After all, it is that time of year where you have one group usually non-Believers who extol the importance of having new year resolutions and sticking to it and the other group (usually Believers) who say why you shouldn’t bother with it at all. It can all get a bit confusing can’t it?
We all have our reasons for our opinions and of course it is up to you what you decide to do with your time but I just wanted to start 2014 off here with a post on something I have found that is a lot more powerful than New Year resolutions. Continue reading
I want to share a little known secret about myself with you. Growing up was I afraid of the dark – I know not so different to many other young children right? But it wasn’t just the scary movies that I watched that caused this dread of darkness but the darkness seemed to me to contain something that was against my being. Whilst at university I went through a period of deep, dark depression and it was often when I was alone and dusk turned into night that voices I didn’t want to hear would become louder.
I carried this dread of darkness around for so long but one day God said something to me that empowered and emboldened me to stand tall no matter whether it was day or night. I recall that evening, as my heart turned heavy, looking at the dying rays of the sun YHWH said to me: Continue reading
The Bible places a huge emphasis on us learning the ways of YHWH, but I think as was the case then as is now, we place an even bigger emphasis on a different type learning. I really believe that we are reactive learners, we learn because A causes B (stimulus causes a response), we generally learn like this over time by being exposed to particular stimulus which causes a particular response over and over again. An example of this can be found in the book of Proverbs, which speaks of the rod of correction used to turn the foolish and stubborn into the wise and obedient. The implication here is chastisement for wrongdoing will teach orderly and proper conduct over time, but what happens when we learn bad habits and attitudes through this process?
I’ve come to realise that all sin originates from fear, yes even the sin committed by Eve and her husband. For a long while it was a close contest between pride and fear, but I believe that even pride comes from fear. Although Adam and Eve were created perfectly they were not created infallibly, they had the potential to be corrupted. Satan must have spent a long time observing them before deciding on his plan of attack, who to go for, when and how to do it. Satan planted seeds of doubt in Eve by questioning her on what God had said about eating the forbidden fruit. The Bible tells us that God actually commanded Adam not to eat the fruit prior to Eve being formed (Genesis 2: 16) and then Adam repeated the commandment to her. When the serpent confronted her about whether she was allowed to eat of the fruit, she could only communicate what she had heard and nothing more, this was the basis of her uncertainty and doubt. Continue reading