Hello Everyone, Happy New Year! I pray you all had a blessed Holiday season! Thank God for keeping us and allowing us to see, a NEW Year! I know it has been awhile but a lot of things has been going on in my life; some good, and some challenging - But God got me and I KNOW, He will NEVER let me go. Part of the good is, I started a new Ministry, to help the homeless in my community; it is called,"Hands Up Homeless Ministries, Inc." - you read about it on my website: "The Lula McGrady Foundation, Inc."
I want to share with you all, a message God gave me on yesterday (January 20, 2018); I believe it will encourage you - it sure encouraged me. Let's begin!
I concur, with the words of Tasha Cobbs’ song, “I’m Getting Ready,” that “Eyes haven’t seen, ears haven’t heard, the kind of blessings, that’s about to FALL on me!!!” I am ready for my overflow!!! I Thank You Father for my overflow!!!
Before I begin this teaching, I want to say, don’t get hung up on who is singing the song, with Tasha Cobbs; that is between her and God – let’s just focus on the message from the lyrics Tasha is singing, and receive what God has for us. Amen? Don’t let the devil steal anything else from you; God uses whom He pleases – I nor you know the reason behind what happened here and that is not important. I brought this up, because I know there is a lot of controversy about Tasha and the person she is singing the song with; so, let’s not go there or allow that, to keep God from speaking to us, through this teaching. Now, let’s move on!
I believe, that God is getting ready to give us (His people), an OVERFLOW!! He is getting ready to show up and show out in our lives!! Jesus has ALREADY given us victory over EVERYTHING we face, and now God is about to manifest our victory in EVERY area of our lives (John 16:33)!!!
I woke up today (January 20, 2018), with Tasha’s song in my spirit!!! And I know, God is about to manifest our (His people) NEW things in our lives - BIG TIME!!! Don’t worry or fret about the Federal Government shutdown; God is OUR Source and He got our backs – God will NEVER fail us!!Again, God is about to do a NEW thing in our lives and we will NEVER have to worry about money or anything else, in our lives, as long as we are on this earth!!!
Glory to God!!! Thank You Father!!! God is about to manifest Himself to us like NEVER before - God is about to give us an AWAKENING of Himself, like NEVER before!!!
It is time for the REAL Warriors of God, to AWAKE and ARISE; it is time for us REAL WARRIORS of God, to put on and keep on, the WHOLE ARMOR of God, so we can FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH (Ephesians 6:10-18); so we can STAND in these evil days (Ephesians 6:13) – LOOK AROUND, THE EVIL DAYS ARE HERE BUT, IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE!!
Our faith is being tried; it is on trial! Not for God’s purpose, but for ours; so we can see, where our faith REALLY lies – do we REALLY trust God like we say we do? James 1:3-4 talks about the trying or our faith – this is what James said: “3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
This is what Peter said in 1 Peter 1:7-9: “7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
As 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 says (first part is emphasized by me): “The Weapons of OUR warfare are NOT carnal, but MIGHTY IN God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
God is sooooo GOOD Ya’ll!!! His mercy and love for us, endures FOREVER!!! God is giving us time, to get in line, get suited up, for the battle at hand and ahead!! As I said, we got to put on the WHOLE ARMOR of God and keep it on, 24/7, and fight the GOOD FIGHT of FAITH!! When trouble comes to us, we WILL NOT run but we WILL use our SHIELD OF FAITH (One of our Weapons of warfare), to quench EVERY fiery dart from the enemy!!
God gave me a message on “The Whole Armor of God” and the companion message, was “Shield’s UP!” Click below, to study these messages, so you can have a better understanding of the Whole Armor of God and Fighting the Good Fight of Faith! I have broken the messages down into sections for you and am providing the complete series of each (“The Whole Armor of God” and “Shield’s UP!”) also.
“The Whole Armor of God” Complete Series With Study Guide – w/o “Prelude” & “Prayer/Declaration”:
We have no time to play or worry about trivia things; it is time for battle, and to do battle EFFECTIVELY, our hearts MUST be right - NO UNFORGIVENESS, NO GRUDGES, NO HATRED, etc. This is what Jesus said in Ephesians 4:31-32: “31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Jesus tells us plainly in Matthew 6:14-15, that if we don’t forgive others, God will not forgive us – this is what He said: “14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” We are not to forgive them one time, but as many times as they hurt us, we must forgive them. Now, if you have the same people in your life, that keep deliberately hurting you, over and over, not trying to change, something is wrong – you might need to reevaluate your relationship with that person. Ask Holy Spirit, to let you know what to do – God do not want us to be abused and misused by anyone! Be led of God, before connecting with ANYONE!
This is what Jesus said about how many times we are to forgive others in Matthew 18:22: “22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”
Holy Spirit WILL let you know, IF you really want to know, who you need to get it right with - ASK Him!! It is TIME to get things right with people; it does not matter if they will not forgive you, you do your part - go to them, call, text, email, whatever, but get it right!!! Forgiveness is for YOU!
Are you going to FEEL like forgiving? ABSOLUTELY NOT; you going to feel justified!! But you MUST forgive!! Again, Jesus said if we don’t forgive others their trespasses against us, God will not forgive us (Matthew 6:14-15)!! All we have to do, is CHOOSE to forgive, ask Holy Spirit to help us forgive, and He will! Are going to instantly forgive them? NO!! But it is a process that we must work on daily!EVERY TIME the devil brings up what that person did to you, say, “Father I choose to forgive (enter their name) for (enter what they did) to me.” And you keep saying that, until your heart lines up with your mouth; until you no longer have that funny feeling in your gut, when you see him or her!
Get that unforgiveness out of you by the root!! To help you with forgiving others, I am including also, a teaching on forgiveness; it is called, “Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program” – this is a part of the “Journey of Freedom: Pursuing Freedom From the Bondage of Traumatic... Series.
Unforgiveness is not worth losing your soul over!! Jesus is coming SOON, and we got to be ready or we will die and go to HELL!! There is a hell and a Heaven; don’t be fooled!! When you die, you going to one or the other; there is NO in between!! It is either Heaven or hell, God or the devil - the choice is YOURS (1 Kings 18:21)!!
I CHOOSE GOD ALL THE WAY and I REFUSE to allow the devil and his agents (people working for him), to cause me to miss Heaven, and go to hell - NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!! I am TOTALLY sold out to God!!! I have decided, no matter how people treat me, I am going to love them, with the love of God!! I am going to ask the ones I think I hurt and Holy Spirit reveals to me, to forgive me - it is between then and God, how they respond! NOT THIS YEAR; NOT EVER – NO MORE will I allow the enemy to cause me to be upset with people - people are not the culprit, the devil is!
We are not wrestling against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in Heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 - NKJV). Therefore, we NEED God’s WHOLE ARMOR on 24/7! I suggest you read Ephesians 6:10-18, which describes each piece of God’s Armor – asking Holy Spirit to give you full revelation of the Armor of God.
Also, study “The Whole Armor of God Prelude”, “The Whole Armor of God Prayer/Declaration”, and “The Whole Armor of God” Complete Series With Study Guide teachings – they will help you too. I also included the individual session links, at the beginning of this message, for them.
This message and the teachings, are meant to be studied, in parts; you cannot sit and read it in one sitting. God wants to impart in YOU, what you need, so you can AWAKE, ARISE, GET IN LINE, so you can be SUITED UP, for the battle at hand, and to come – God wants to teach YOU, how to Fight the Good Fight of Faith! Surrender ALL to God, so He can do ALL in you, He called you to do!
If you don’t know Jesus as YOUR personal Lord and Savior, click here to accept Jesus – this is a general prayer – Holy Spirit will guide you in what to say. Pastor Greg Laurie has excellent resources for New Christians; click here to access his website.
I pray God will touch you, everywhere you need a touch, and give you full revelation of this message and what He is calling YOU to do, in Jesus’ Mighty Name I pray, Amen! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, via email at email@example.com.
God’s blessings to you and your family!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks