Before we begin, my prayer for you is this: I pray as you study this message, that Holy Spirit will reveal to you who you need to forgive, for hurting you in any way, and if you have hurt anyone, Holy Spirit will help you get that right too! Sometimes we are so focused on who has hurt us, we forget who we have hurt!!

Live your life determined, that no matter what anyone does to you, you will not pay evil for evil, but you will show them that you are a disciple of Christ and a child of God, by forgiving them, loving them, and praying for them (Luke 6:27-36).

I have a great series on forgiveness, titled, “Journey of Freedom Importance of Forgiveness Recovery Program.” This Program explains the major strongholds, principalities, and powers of the devil, explains where negative thoughts come from, and shows all the evil spirits and how they work together, to keep you from forgiving; there are even prayers in the program, to pray against unforgiveness, bitterness, and self-bitterness.

As you go study this message, I suggest you use the “Affidavits” in the “Journey of Freedom Forgiveness Program,” to write down the names of anyone Holy Spirit brings to your memory, you need to forgive, then use the “Unforgiveness” prayer, to pray through the names, one by one, to forgive everyone on your list. I have another teaching that will help you too; it is titled, “NO More Searching!!! Manual of Healing, Deliverance, & Restora... - there also prayers in it.

Let’s begin! It may look like a mess, but it really is a miracle!! Things are not what they seem; looks are deceiving!! That is why discernment is so very important; use your Gift of Discernment, God has given you through Holy Spirit, to discern what is real and what is fake – to test every spirit and things, to see if they are of God (1 John 4:1-5)!

In Matthew 24, Jesus was teaching about what was going to happen in the future. In verse 11, Jesus said, And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people” (NLT). John tells us how to discern false prophets in 1 John 4:1 (NLT): Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us to not fix our eyes on what is seen, but on what is unseen, because what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. The NLT version of 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

With all these Scriptures (I am quite sure, there are many more) talking about being deceived, again, discernment is important, not only to guard against false prophets, but other people and things too. Another Scripture just came to mind (Holy Spirit will bring all things to your remembrance); is 2 Corinthians 2:11. In 2 Corinthians Chapter 2, Paul is speaking to the Church at Corinth about forgiving the person, who has caused them pain (read the complete Chapter, to understand what Paul is saying).

In verses 5-10 of 2 Corinthians Chapter 2, Paul tells the people of Corinth to forgive the “sinner” (the one who have sinned against them), and comfort the person – no longer look at him as an outcast; Paul even begs them in verse 8, to “…reaffirm your love for him.” Paul goes on to tell the Corinthians in  2 Corinthians 2:10, that whoever they forgive, he also forgives, and what he has forgiven, has been for their sake in the presence of Christ. Paul then tells the Corinthians, why they should forgive, comfort, and reaffirm their love for the sinner (the one who has caused them pain, grief, sorrows – the outcasted one), in verse 11 (this is the key verse that I want you to keep I mind, as you read the rest of this message).

What I have shared with you previously, and these Scriptures now, are not the message, they are the “Introduction” for the message; I am using them, to lay a foundation for the message, so you can understand the message better. As always, pray and ask the Holy Spirit, to give YOU the revelation from this or any message, that you are to receive from it, before you begin to study it, and while you are studying it – Holy Spirit can even speak to you, after you finish studying the message. Therefore, just be open to Holy Spirit, and listen to Him.

Let’s continue with the “Introduction.” This is what Paul said in verse 11 of 2 Corinthians 2, “so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs (plans, strategies – added by me).” Paul said “…for we are not ignorant of his designs” with confidence, that we are not! How could Paul be so confident of that fact? Because Paul knew Jesus had said in Matthew 6:14-15, 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Paul knew that if satan could get the Corinthians, not to forgive the person who had caused them pain, God would not forgive them of their sins (Matthew 6:14).

Paul also knew, that the Corinthians were not fighting against flesh and blood people, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness, in the heavenly places (Amplified Bible) – you can click here to read Ephesians 6:10-20 in the Amplified version and click here to read the complete Chapter of Ephesians 6the first four verses of Ephesians 6, talks about family relationships (END OF “INTRODUCTION”).

Let’s go into the message, now that the foundation has been laid. God woke me up this morning (December 23, 2018), with a sense of KNOWING, I am BLESSED!! I am blessed because God woke me up (many did not wake up this morning); I am blessed because God has kept me for 66 years (even when I didn’t know Him, or know He was keeping me); I am blessed because God is GREATER in me, than he that is in the world – NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I AM NOT ALONE – GOD GOT ME!! God has been good to me, in sooooo many ways, I cannot even think of them all!! And I just want to stop here and tell God “Thank You Father for keeping me, protecting me, and most of all, for loving me enough, to send Jesus to save me, and make me whole!!”

I went home to GA on Friday (December 21, 2018) because my Brother, Willie Fred Taylor, passed on the previous Friday (December 14th); we had his funeral on yesterday (December 22th). My Brother and I were the last children of our Mother, Mary Ruth Taylor, who passed on March 2, 1999. Willie Fred and I had two other Sisters, who passed some years ago – Freddie Mae Reagan, died November 4, 2015, and Evelyn Belinda Taylor, died in 2011. We also had a baby Brother, George Taylor, who died after he was born, a long time ago.

My family and I have never been close; for as long as I can remember, they have been bickering with each other – I’ve had my ups and downs with them too, but I love them dearly!

Even though I went home for a funeral, I had problems with a few family members – the devil used them to not only come against me (I was standing up for what was right, and what my Brother wanted), but to cause confusion, in the family!! I forgot who I was REALLY dealing with, and begin to argue with the ones, arguing with me – but it was not them, it was the spirits behind them, that was causing confusion!

I KNEW the devices (the schemes, plans, plots, and strategies) of the devil, but I had gotten distracted in defending what my Brother wanted, and defending the person, whom the attacks were first launched against; I ended up getting in flesh, (with my mouth)!! God gripped me and reminded me that I was NOT fighting against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12)!!

When we get into conflict with people, we must not look at them, but at the spirits which are controlling them (saved or unsaved) – the devil will use anyone who allows him to!!

Remember1, if we name the Name of Jesus, and have not asked God to heal, deliver, and restore our souls, the old nature is still in your soul, and when you get angry, or something happens that reminds you of old wounds, you will react the same way you did, before you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior! That is because, when we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, our spirit man is reborn, not the soul, therefore, we are going to listen either to God, our old nature, or the devil, when we are in a dispute with people (these are the three voices we hear all the time, and we as children of God, should listen to His voice ONLY – John 10) – click here for a teaching on “The Three Parts of Man!”

Now if the person is not saved (have not accepted Jesus as his or her personal Lord and Savior), the devil has him or her already – the devil has blinded him or her, because of their unbelief in Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:4).

I am not judging anyone but calling it like it is, when I said, “Now if the person is not saved (have not accepted Jesus as his or her personal Lord and Savior), the devil has him or her already – the devil has blinded him or her, because of their unbelief in Jesus (2 Corinthians 4:4),

NONE of us are perfect!! Romans 3:22-23 tells us, “22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

We must understand, there is God and the devil, good and evil, Heaven and hell, and we can ONLY serve one; we are either saved or not saved; we are either on God’s side, or the devil’s side – we CANNOT STRADDLE THE FENCE!! Well we can, but it will not profit us to do so!! Therefore, we must choose God or the devil – there is no in between – Heaven or hell – God or the devil – we can’t serve God AND the devil!! The devil does not want the saved or unsaved, to know the truth; he would like it if we all walked in darkness! Therefore, he tries so hard to cause us who know the truth, to doubt God, and what Jesus HAS DONE for us, during His death, burial, and resurrection!! The devil causes the unsaved to walk in confusion, spewing confusing and chaos, everywhere they go; the enemy causes them to sow discord, and keep them in a state of confusion, so they can cause others pain!! 1 Peter 5:8 says, Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Not only did God let me know how blessed I was, when He woke me up this morning (December 23, 2018), but that my family loves me the best they know how; most are not saved, so they are blinded by the devil! Therefore, they love me with their understanding of love, what love is supposed to look like; and some don’t even know how to love or receive love, because they are broken and need help!! Also, they don’t really know how to love because they don’t know God – God is love!! Sometimes, we expect people to love us, but they cannot love us, because they don’t know how to love us, or even receive our love; love makes them feel awkward.

God is still healing my soul from feeling awkward! With me, the awkwardness comes from the fact that, I have been hurt by so many people, mostly family, and church folk, that it is hard to trust or put stock in what people say, when they tell me they love me, and hug me especially!! Some people who are broken, cannot even say they love you back; they have lost their faith in love, and just don’t say, “I love you” anymore; and that is sad!! Those are the ones, we must reach out to and show them love; not just talk love but put love in action towards them.

I believe the sinner who Paul was talking about in 2 Corinthians 2:5-10, that had caused the Corinthians pain, was broken, and did not know how to love; as they say, “Hurting people, hurt other people” and “Misery loves company!!” And Paul understood that, that’s why he told the Corinthians to forgive, comfort, and reaffirm their love for the sinner (vs 7-8); plus, he was not going to allow the devil to “outwit” him, since he was not ignorant of the devil’s designs (schemes, strategies), and he reminded the Corinthians, they were not either – verse 11.

Paul tells us in Romans 12:1-2, to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God, which is our spiritual worship (rational service), and not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our minds, so we can discern the will of God, what is good, and acceptable, and perfect; unless we present our bodies to God as living sacrifices, not confirm to this world, and transform our minds with the Word of God, we cannot discern the will of God, nor know what is good, acceptable, and perfect by God!!

Paul goes on to give us in Romans 12:9-21, the “Marks of The True Christian” – I am going to write out these verses here, because they are very important (click here to read the complete Chapter of Romans 12):

“Marks of the True Christian

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[a] serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[b] Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it[c] to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 12:11 Or fervent in the Spirit
  2. Romans 12:16 Or give yourselves to humble tasks
  3. Romans 12:19 Greek give place

Paul shows us in  Romans 12:9-21, what a REAL Christian’s love looks like; he tells us what our character as TRUE CHRISTIANS should be!! However, as I stated before, unless we present our bodies to God as living sacrifices, not confirm to this world, and transform our minds with the Word of God, we cannot discern the will of God, nor know what is good, acceptable, and perfect by God!! No matter what people do to us, WE as disciples of Christ, should not render evil for evil, but love them still – not with our tainted love, but with TRUE love from God – God IS love, and if God is in us, we are love too!! We too are to OVERCOME evil with good, and NOT be overcome by evil, as Paul told the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 2:21! Paul tells us in Romans 12:8, If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”

Therefore, let’s just accept people for who they are, not try to change them, or make them love us the way we think they should – we should just enjoy our family and loved ones, while they are amongst us!! Because when they are dead and gone, it’s too late; we never know when our time is up - we are here today and gone tomorrow!!

We should love our family and friends and appreciate them while they are living; we need to put away pettiness, and love people for who they are!! It may seem as if your family or friends don’t love you, but looks are deceiving at times, and everything is not as it seem! Remember2, they are loving you the best they know how! It doesn’t matter what it looks like, YOU love them anyway; expecting nothing in return!! Instead of finding fault with them, PRAY for them, love them with God’s love, NOT your love!! Forgive them when they hurt you (I KNOW IT DOES NOT FEEL GOOD, AND NOT EASY TO DO, BUT GOD WILL HELP YOU), just as God has forgiven you!! If you don’t forgive, God will not forgive you; show people the same mercy, God show you!! Pray for them, love them, forgive them, as God, through Jesus, HAS forgiven YOU!! God loves you in spite of OUR imperfections, therefore, we are to love others, like God loves us!!

Let’s get OURSELVES together, and STOP looking at the speck in other people’s eyes, when we have a big beam in ours!! We get ourselves together, by ALLOWING the Holy Spirit, to REALLY clean us up, from the inside out; deliver, heal, and restore OUR souls!! Then we will be able to stop complaining about others, love them, pray for them, comfort them, and not be so QUICK to become offended!! It’s not about us, it’s about loving others as God loves us, that way, they will see the love of God, working in us, to them!! Remember3, broken people cannot love us like we want them to; they are incapable of doing so – they have been hurt and are carrying around wounds in their souls – even the ones confessing Christ, has wounds in their souls, if they don’t know their soul needs to be purged by Holy Spirit!! And the ones who do know, maybe have not stopped long enough to allow Holy Spirit to clean their soul; to heal, deliver, and restore their soul!! You cannot fix a broken person, ONLY God can and ONLY if the person ALLOW God to fix him or her!! What you do is forgive them when they hurt you, reaffirm your love for them, comfort them when they need it, pray for them, and let God do the healing, delivering, and restoring (2 Corinthians 2:7-8; Matthew 6:14-15)!

We as Christians are to show the unsaved of the world (and the saved who don’t know), what God’s love looks like! We are to love them with the love of God, by pointing them to the Only One Savior, Jesus, and letting Jesus take them to the Father, so He can show them love; so, Father can show them what love looks like. And ONLY then, will people be able to love us, with God’s love, and deliver us of the misconception of what love is supposed to look like!

In John Chapter 13, Jesus comforts the disciples, before He departs out of the world; verse 1 says Jesus knew that His hour was come, that he should depart out of this world, unto the Father. Jesus told the disciples in verse 34, that He was giving them a new commandment, that they love each other, as he had loved them.

And in verse 35 of John Chapter 13, Jesus told the disciples, By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Jesus in John 13:34-35, shows us that no matter what anyone do to us, how much they hurt us, we MUST forgive them; NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS – another Scripture that will help us with forgiving is Matthew 6:14-15. It does not matter if you are right and the person is wrong; you forgive him or her, love him or her, and pray that God will open the person’s eyes to His truth! Pray for the salvation of that person who has hurt you; that God will take the scales from their eyes, that the devil is using to blind them with, because of their unbelief (2 Corinthians 4:4). Remember4, saved people can be blinded too by the devil; if they are operating in unbelief, he has blinded them to God’s truth!

If you have a rift in your family or other relationships, why not ask God to give YOU the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, of how to get things straight in YOUR heart with that person or persons? – ask God how to forgive him, her, or them. Before you can forgive, you must CHOOSE to forgive the person, make up your mind, and don’t allow anything, especially your feelings, to stop you! Forgiveness is not a feeling but a choice!! Once you choose to forgive the person, then ask God to forgive you, for holding resentment in your heart against the person; for allowing unforgiveness to set up in your heart, and fester into bitterness, hatred, and all the other spirits, that are attached to unforgiveness, to control you! After you have chosen to forgive, asked God to forgive you, then pray that God will save the person or persons, who have hurt you; pray that God will remove the blinders from the eyes of their heart, so they can see Jesus!

Jesus told the disciples (and it goes for us today) in John 16, all the things that were going to happen to them in the future, so they would not become offended, when they happened! Jesus tells them in verse 33, that He told them those things (verses 2-33), so they might have peace IN HIM (there is NO OTHER WAY we are going to have peace, but through Jesus – unless we are IN Christ, and He IN us; unless we are FULLY CONNECTED to Jesus, we will have no peace)!!

Jesus says in the latter part of verse 33, that in the world (this world), we are going to have tribulations (troubles, misfortunes, problems) but we are to be of good cheer, because He HAS overcome the world – Jesus is not only talking to His disciples in that time, but to us today – we are His disciples too!! This is how the Amplified version reads, for John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. [a]We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.”

I have another teaching that’s going to help you not be outwitted by the devil, is one that will help you understand, who you are wrestling against – it is titled, “Know Who You Are Fighting!”

Peter tells us 1 Peter 4:12-19, 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 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.

14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

Remember5, forgiveness is not for the other person, but for YOU; it heals your heart (soul) and cause you to love others as Jesus commanded us to do in John 13:34-35. We are to forgive others so God will forgive us, as Jesus told us to do in Matthew 6:14-15; walking in forgiveness will cause us not to be outwitted by satan, since we are not ignorant of his designs; we are not ignorant of his plans, schemes, strategies (2 Corinthians 2:11).

In order for us to not allow the devil to outwit us, we MUST forgive and comfort the one who hurt us; Paul called that person a “Sinner” in 2 Corinthians 2:5. We comfort the person by forgiving and loving them, so he or she will not be overcome by excessive sorrow (2 Corinthians 2:7). If the person is abusing you, you seek God for directions; I am not telling you to stay in an abusive relationship, or to allow people to abuse you!! Comforting is another way to show that person mercy, just like God shows you mercy, when you do something wrong! You don’t have to be in the presence of the person who hurt you, to pray for him or her; let God lead you!!

In 2 Corinthians 2:5-10, Paul tells the Corinthians plainly (and is telling us), to forgive, comfort, and reaffirm their love for the sinner, who has caused them pain; we cannot love the sinner, until we make up our minds to forgive him or her!

Remember too6, what Paul said in Ephesians 6:10-20! You are not alone, and you are standing in God’s strength and not your own; you have on the WHOLE ARMOR of God, therefore, you are using your Shield of Faith, to STAND against the wiles of the devil!! You are not fighting the devil, Jesus ALREADY fought him and WON, you are STANDING FIRM on what Jesus has ALREADY DONE; STANDING FIRM with the VICTORY Jesus HAS given you!!

I want to close this message with the same statement, that I opened it with: “It may look like a mess, but it really is a miracle!!” You have been through a lot, we all have, but God was and is with you!! God is using your mess, my mess, and others with mess, to help bring people out of their mess!! We did not go through what we went through, for nothing!! Whatever we have gone through, or may be going through, God will use that thing, to bring someone else out! When God delivered me out of the bondage of domestic violence and abuse, He immediately told me to “Heal His women!” Now, God is using me to help not only abused women, but the homeless because I was homeless too!

Once we become content in the state we are in, by settling in our spirit what Jesus said in John 16:33, that in the world, we shall have tribulation, NOTHING WILL SHAKE US!! The AMP version says, I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]

Because of John 16:33, we must settle in our spirit that we are going to suffer; life is going to happen to us while we are on this earth – then when the suffering comes, again, we won’t be shaken!! The main thing is, Jesus HAS overcome the world; Jesus HAS ALREADY given us the VICTORY to overcome whatever we face!! We use our Shield of Faith and quench EVERY fiery dart of the enemy (Ephesians 6:12-18). God had given me a prayer/declaration, for putting on His Armor, some time ago click here for a copy of the “Prayer/Declaration” and “Prelude” to “The Whole Armor of God” message – click here for the complete message. The “Armor of God” message fully explains all Parts of the Armor!

Remember7 what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, that we as Christians, do not fight like people of the world; we use the things God gives us to fight with, and they have power – we have no power without God!!

It may look like you are surrounded, but we are surrounded by God! A good example that shows that God surrounds us, is in 2 Kings 6:15-17. In the natural, Elisha’s servant saw an army surrounding them, and was distressed. Elisha prayed that God would open his servant’s eyes, so he could see that God was with them, shielding them from their enemy. And God’s Army were bigger than their enemy’s army!

Remember also8, when it looks as if the enemy has you surrounded, that GREATER is God who is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)! And if God is for you, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)? Again, looks are deceiving; things are not always as they seem!! I love the song, “Surrounded (Fight My Battles);” it lets us know one way to fight our battles (to stand firm), is by praising God – praise is our weapon (Isaiah 61:1-3).

In my closing, I want to pray the same prayer for you all, that Elisha prayed for his servant in 2 Kings 6:17; here is my prayer for you:

“Father, I pray that You open everyone’s eyes who are reading this message! Open their eyes Father, so that they can see that they are not alone in what they are going through; no matter what it is, or how big it seems to be, You are GREATER!! Open their eyes Father, so they can see that You are surrounding them, and You have given them the VICTORY ALREADY, through Your Son Jesus, and all they have to do, is STAND STILL, and see Your salvation; STAND FIRM on Jesus’s FINISHED work, using their Shield of Faith, to quench EVERY fiery dart of the enemy, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!!

In this message when I say “Fight,” I mean standing still, and seeing God move for you; waiting on Him to bring you out – not actually fighting the devil! I mean focusing on God and taking your eyes off what the enemy is doing; basking in God’s presence and waiting on Him to move! Jesus HAS ALREADY fought the battle and gave us the victory!!

Another thing to remember9 is what Paul said in Ephesians 6:10. Paul said for us to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Paul then goes on to tell us in verse 11, how to be strong in the Lord, and the power of His might; by putting on the WHOLE ARMOR of God, so we will be able to STAND (he didn’t say fight), against the wiles of the devil.

In Exodus 14:13-14, Moses told the children of Israel, “13Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day… 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” The children of Israel were running from Pharaoh’s army; water was in front of them, and the enemy behind them – what did God do? God fought for them; God opened the sea and let them walk through on dry land and drown their enemies!! What a Mighty God we serve!! If WE will hold our peace, God WILL fight OUR battles for us too!!

I want to leave you with the encouraging songs below and an encouraging message by David Wilkerson, titled, “Hold Your Peace.”

“A Heart That Forgives” by Kevin LeVar

“Intentional” by Travis Greene

“Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” sung by Josh Baldwin – Bethel Church

Happy New Year to you all and your Families!! God’s Blessings to you all!!

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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