Not This Time

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When the storms of life come, and they surely will, what do you do?

You make sure you have food, water, medical supplies, and batteries. You board up the windows of your house, you wait and you pray.

God says think it not strange when fiery trails come to try you, but rejoice…

Jesus said in this world you will have trials but be of good cheer…in other words be happy…Why? Because He overcame the world…He conquered hell, death and the grave…and because He did, we can too!! He said it.

“How?”

Glad you asked…

Our fight is not against one another…Oh No; it is a fight against the spiritual, invisible world and takes a Spiritual Weaponry to fight it!!!

Stand…

Wear the gospel shoes the shoes of peace so you will walk in peace…no matter how fierce the storm…

Wear the proper head gear, that helmet that protects your mind and saves your soul…salvation…

Grab your sword. See that ’S’ in front of SWORD…The WORD, of God. His Word…gives life and commands the demons to run…read it, eat it, live it, speak it!!!

Right living according to God’s right way of living is…Righteousness it is a protection for your heart a breastplate that cannot be penetrated or destroyed.

But first and foremost is Faith, it is a shield; it gives confidence and concrete evidence that cannot fail and will not fail when you put your faith in God…

The Belt of truth covers the middle area of your body the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is truth and reveals who Jesus truly is…for He is The Truth…in Him there is NO lie!!

And one of the most important of all is Prayer…communion with the Living God…

Prayer keeps you in a position of humility so that it’s not about you…it keeps your eyes on heaven and not on the things of the earth…Prayer causes you to cling to the cross where you deny your flesh and follow Jesus…Prayer keeps you in constant communication with the way maker, miracle giver, soul saver, life sustainer and deliverer; a line, straight into the throne room of God where no-thing, no person, no demon of hell, can stop the Spirit of the living God. When you pray in faith, believing you will have your petition for God honors His Word!

So when the storms come…the trials, the tests, the sickness, the financial burdens, broken relationships, doubts, fears, cries in the night, death…

Remember you are More than a Conqueror. You are a Child of the King. You are an Overcomer. You are wonderfully and beautifully made. You are the head and not the tail. For, God, not only has your front, He’s got your back too!!

And guess what? When the winds blow hard and fierce, when the rain and hail beat upon your house and fear wants to cause panic don’t give in but…TRUST GOD! He will whisper to the storm…

”Not this time…this One is mine…Peace, Be, Still!

–Marla Shaw O’Neill February 2, 2017

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:12-19 King James Version (KJV)

Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore,

with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.

Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Ephesians 6:10-18Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)