Last Tuesday at about 5:00 am, my husband and I were evacuated from an area where extremely dry winds were blowing and fire was raging just up the hill in front of our home. We had been outside from about 11:00 pm watching and standing in our authority, through prayer, that our home and our neighborhood would remain safe. Use of the name of Jesus put out flames on this ridge several times. Around 3:00 am the fire roared down a barranca. Our neighbors, about five houses up our street, have backyards that border the barranca which has very large eucalyptus trees that were exploding into flames. Not one home caught on fire. We witnessed more than one miracle that night and we are very grateful to the LORD.
On May 20, 2017, I was studying Isaiah Chapter 10. It’s very interesting. I wrote verse 22 on a card near my computer which I just noticed.
“The destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts will make a determined end in the midst of the land.” (Isaiah 10:22-23)
I remember thinking Tuesday night this is like being in a war zone...not with flesh and blood but with an unseen enemy the Apostle Paul calls “the prince of the power of the air.” Think of the destruction in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Santa Rosa, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that have to do with chaotic weather.
After quite intense prayer throughout the night I reached a place spiritually where I was done praying. It was like a switch turned off. “Having done all to stand...now stand!”
That’s about the time the mandatory evacuations were called and tremendous thick smoke rolled in. Later that day we finally got a reservation in a brand new hotel 80 miles away. We had a restful time there...with the Lord.
The Mighty Word of Faith
I am so thankful to the LORD for teaching and training me how to stand in faith.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
Our Neighborhood was Saved
“Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:57) And Jesus is the Word made flesh. No Word...No victory! (John 15:1-10)
Recommended for You
Many Christians go to church week after week, not knowing what Jesus told them to do in regard to getting the victory through Him. They don’t know who they are in Christ or the authority they have as a Believer. If you are in that category, you are at a website that has many resources defined by categories to help you to stand through the Word of God.
Very important is The Library which has nearly 150 Bible Lessons on faith, hope, love, and prayer. There’s no reason for a Christian to be scripturally illiterate in our day. When you stand before the LORD you will have no excuse to give Him for not overcoming through Him. If you’re in a church that your Pastor is not training you in faith, he’s not a good shepherd. Find another church!
The End of the Age: Perilous Times
This is that...
“For 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.”
(2 Corinthians 10:4-6)
This is that...
Binding and loosing:
Matthew 16:18-19 & Matthew 28:18-20
This is that...
Luke 10:17-20 & Mark 16:17