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Wake Up to Media Manipulation

Unless or until someone is taking foster children into their home because of their parents illegal choices, they can’t convince me that they are truly concerned about children being separated from their parents. I have first hand understanding of being away from a parent in prison and have worked with many ladies that were unable to raise their children because they broke the law.

I was separated from my dad for 16 years before he finally died in prison for his illegal choices. This is life. There are laws. As believers we are to abide by the laws of the land unless they force us to sin and also hold others accountable to do the same.

Many of the people that are in prison believed they were doing the crime that they did to survive or to have a better life. Their children get separated from them. It’s hard on the families. Really hard.

The foster care system is in desperate need for people to take in children that are separated from their parents and Christians as a whole are not stepping up. I was a single mother living in poverty and they trained and accredited me as a foster parent and placed children in our home when I was only 25 years old. I took in several children over several years. I stopped when I realized that Forrest was being influenced negatively.

The American foster care system is desperate for help. Children are kept in group homes across the United States. Our system is taxed and have their hands full taking care of the children of American citizen’s that are breaking the law as it is. As far as I can tell there is very little outrage about the desperately needed prison reform. Many many parents that need rehabilitation from drugs, not prison time, spend their life in prison, and their children continue to suffer.

There is no country that has open boarders that allow people to just pour in at will. People that are harping on our system, as if the current laws are inhuman, are making their opinions based on exactly what the media wants them to. Hyped up sensationalism.

I haven’t watched the news but I’ve read enough statuses on facebook to have an idea of what is going on. What I am seeing is strategy to flip people on a political issue, strategy to put pressure on people to change their viewpoint on a political issue, strategy to manipulate people into being afraid to stand by their convictions publicly because they are afraid to appear callous towards innocent children.

I would rather be thought callous than not say anything and join in with the masses on this issue. It hits too close to home. I’ve seen too many codependent people make excuses for their behavior while convincing themselves they are just being helpful so no one has to suffer. No one is the better off for it.

I’ve been the child and I’ve been the parent. I was actually taken to jail pregnant. Women have babies in prison and they are not able to nurse their own off-spring. Where is the outrage about this? There are consequences to actions. Parental responsibility is a weighty thing.

It’s too easy to feel good about oneself (and appear caring to others) by lamenting and praying over the issues publicly that the media says if we are good people we should be outraged about.

Wake up.

And this is not about policy for me or that I do or do not believe there needs to be reform. It’s a call to think about the timing of these pictures and this story coming out. Encouragement to not just allow yourself to be herded in whatever direction media is leading. It’s strategy. The timing is strategic. I just don’t like people trying to brainwash me and I don’t like seeing well meaning people being brainwashed. I’m seeing prophetic people that I respect jumping on the band wagon with this one.

D.C. Adventures With Abigail-Rose

Abigail-Rose and I decided to go out on an adventure today and walk to the Washington National Cathedral about an hour from our hotel. I didn’t realize we would be passing rows and rows of international embassies. I knew right away it was to be a prayer/prophetic walk.

It was a slight drizzle the whole way but if felt lovely as it was also uphill and I was moving quickly to get my exercise. I prayed, pronounced, and prophesied over many countries as I past their embassy. It was an exhilarating walk. A lovely adventure.

I came up on the back side of the church just in time. Abigail-Rose woke up hungry within moments of me settling in on the bench in the empty and open church yard. We had a breath-taking view of the cathedral for her feeding before taking a tour inside.

The entry was $13 and required going around to the front. We entered through the handicap door on the side because of the stroller. I asked the Lord to send someone to tell us there was no need to pay, as it had started to rain harder and it would have required we circle the building. The lady at the information desk told us to go ahead and tour without charging us.

What a beautiful building! The stain glass was magnificent and the individual chapels beneath, filled with mosaics, tombs, paintings, and pews, would have been well worth walking around a bit longer in the rain and paying $13 had God not given us favor.

Loved our girls day in D.C. I’ve determined not to just stay in the hotel working the hotel the whole time we are here, but to get out at least one afternoon per trip to do some sightseeing. When I told Dave this morning before he left for work that I intended to go see the national cathedral he was thrilled. He told me he had popped into a chapel near his work yesterday and was blessed to see some pretty stain glass. He thanked the Lord and asked God if He would bless me with something even more wonderful while we were here.

I am married to my best friend. I love that man!


The Octopus Spirit

An Octopus spirit is a ruling spirit that is operating in conjunction with and through the arms, which are spirits and sins of the flesh. The head is typically a spirit of idolatry or witchcraft (control). When I started to seek the Lord for insight into the nature of the Octopus spirit, my husband brought it to my attention that one of the worlds’ favorite demons, as seen in popular culture, is an octopus like demon called Cthulhu. Much can be gleaned about a spirit from the way it choses to gain glory for itself through the arts and media.

H.P. Lovecraft wrote, ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ in 1928 and this demon has grown in popularity ever since. Cthulha has been featured in movies, video games, stories, and music. A quick google search will pull up hundreds of artist’s rendering of this sprit. Ursala, the sea-witch in little Mermaid is another example of how popular stories can tap into the nature of the real life evil they represent.

How an Octopus Spirit Has the Traits of an Octopus?

The octopus directs the arms for the purpose of grabbing, holding, and constraining the prey from moving forward. The arms also have a bit of autonomy to operate apart from the head, and can grow back if they are cut off. In the same way, people that are being tormented and controlled by the octopus spirit may get deliverance from one fleshly demon only to find the same or similar snare sneaking back up on them during a more ‘opportune time.’

Octopuses are super smart and adept at finding their way into tiny places both to hide from predators and to go after their prey. They can change the shape of their bodies and fit into the tiniest of places.

Give these demons a crack and they will find a way to enter in and devour!

A person may be unaware that they are still dealing with these demons once they have already tasted deliverance because they will lie low when they are about to be discovered. Octopuses are experts at camafloucging themselves to avoid predators. They can blend into their surroundings by changing both their shape and color. This spirit manifest itself in the life of a believer by convincing them to enter into ungodly sexual relationships, represented as a godly union. Another way they attack is by deceiving a person into believing their situation is different in a way that means specific scriptures don’t apply to them.

I have known people under the influence of an Octopus spirit announce shamelessly that God had told them someone else’s husband was to be their spouse, another say that God had ordained their sexual union with their lover outside of marriage by marrying them in the heavenliness, and still another believe that Jesus was helping them to have holy masturbation so that they would avoid falling into sexual relationships with another human being. All of these people were slaves to lustful desires and under the control of an octopus spirit.

An octopus spirit wants you to take natural desires and fulfill them in ways that are out of balance or outside the bounds that the Lord has ordained for them to be fulfilled.

The arms of the octopus are used to bring its’ prey to its mouth where it will then be broken down with a sharp beak before being digested. There is a breaking down of a person that happens when they give into a sin of the flesh. With each compromise the flesh becomes more of a powerful force over the spirit man and the spirit man is weakened to resist the demonic entities seeking dominion. The Octopus spirit’s main goal is to use whatever fleshly appetite a particular person is prone to give into in a wrong or imbalanced way as a means to bring them into addictive, destructive, or obsessive patterns that they then become powerless to break free from without deliverance.

What are the Sins of the Flesh and How Do You Overcome Them?

‘You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

‘So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

‘The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.’

Galatians 5:13-25

For people that have already been delivered out of a fleshly addiction such as pornography, gluttony, fits of rage, or jealousy and selfish ambition, this demon team will wait for a time the person is weakened through life pressures, or when they are regularly neglecting the spiritual disciplines of prayer, study, and fasting and squeeze back into any crack they can find.

For example, a married person that was once addicted to pornography, if not mindful to love, pursue, and appreciate their spouse may find that they are regularly noticing and thinking about a coworker or having emotional or sexual reactions to other women. It is not enough to stop doing the wrong thing, one must also be led by the Spirit to do what is right.

In order to get and stay free, we are to submit ourselves to God and be led by the Spirit.

The Spirit of God won’t just guide you away from pornography, but will guide you away from pornography into deeper intimacy with Himself, and your spouse if you are married.

This holds true for any addiction, which is just a modern term for idolatry. If one doesn’t diligently guard their thoughts and take every thought captive, the place which was once occupied by one spirit may end up being occupied by EIGHT spirits, seven more wicked than the first. I do not believe that it is a coincidence that the octopus have 8 arms. When a person continuously gives into an appetite of the flesh, it opens the door for demons. If there is no deliverance, before long the person will be given over to all kinds of fleshly bondages.

  “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.” ~Luke 7:26-27

The Importance of Being Well-Balanced, Sober Minded, Self-Disciplined, and Temperate

The Word of God says in 1 Peter 5:8, ‘Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.’

Webster’s dictionary describes temperate as:

marked by moderation: such as
a : keeping or held within limits : not extreme or excessive : mild
b : moderate in indulgence of appetite or desire
c : moderate in the use of alcoholic beverages
d : marked by an absence or avoidance of extravagance, violence, or extreme partisanship

There are some desires that are not sin in and of themselves. Temperance must be practiced in all things to avoid being sucked into the traps of the enemy. Is having a piece of cake going to open the door for a demonic octopus arm to grab hold of you? No. Is having a piece of cake every day going to cause a crack? Maybe not. Maybe. Each person must be led by the Spirit in moderation.

Whatever is not of faith is sin.

When one piece leads to a second and a third, and one day with two pieces leads to the next needing three, or when a person finds they can’t go a day without the sugar they are now craving, sometimes to relieve stress, sometimes to mask their anger, etc. clearly, idolatry has a hold. The enemy will have the crack that is needed to build a stronghold in the believer’s life.

Whether it is an obvious sin like lust, or a less obvious sin such as envy or excessive and compulsive eating of sugar or drinking of coffee, the sins of the flesh, if allowed free reign, will grow in their power over a person and give the arms of the octopus spirit room to wiggle in and grab hold of a person’s life, break them down, and render them powerless to get free.

If you or someone you know is being taken down by addictive or compulsive behaviors that correlate with the sins of the flesh listed in Galatians 5 and you believe that the Octopus spirit has a hold, one of the best ways to break free from this grouping of spirits is through prayer and fasting.

There is no shame with recognizing and admitting that demonic spirits have a stronghold or that you have open doors in your life because of habitual sins of the flesh.

You may have been free for seasons and find yourself falling back into the same addictive patterns and wonder how you ever fell back into the same mess, or ended up even worse off than you were before.

The Octopus spirit is a grouping of spirits with witchcraft, sometimes in the form of a controlling or Jezebel spirit, or idolatry, as its head and spirits named by their corresponding fleshly sins such as lust, rage, selfish-ambition, or gluttony as their arms. In order to get and stay free, one must stop just chopping off the arms and go for the head.

Relinquishing complete and total control of your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the only way to get and stay free from a witchcraft, or controlling, spirit and serving God only and putting Him first in all things is the only way to get and stay free from idolatry.

Attack the head and the arms will die. Cut off the arms and leave the head intact and the arms will grow back, the demon will go get others more evil than itself, and eventually the condition of the person will be worse than it was to begin with.

There is HOPE!

If you have battled addictions and compulsive fleshly habits and warred against the demons they invite in to no avail in the past, it’s time to step up your battle plan with a Biblical fast or a series of fasts.

I am offering a two part training on Biblical fasting to anyone that is needing guidance and support on their fasting journey into greater levels in the glory and greater freedom than they have known before.

I believe that this is an extremely important equipping for those that desire to go deeper in Christ. Whether you have experience with fasting and just need a refresher course and encouragement to go for it again, or you have never fasted before and have no idea where to even start, this course is for you.

Because I know that this is an important and relevant topic that needs to be released in this hour, I am making it available to anyone that wants to participate for a donation of any amount. Sow into the ministry and into your own progress by giving your best donation. I believe that when you step out to fast, or fast again, the grace and power of God is going to show up and empower you to move into greater levels of glory and freedom than you have ever experienced before.

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Other scriptures on the sins of the flesh:

Galatians 5:19-21
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?

Romans 7:5
For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

Ephesians 2:3
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

James 3:15
This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

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How to Get Your Joy Back

Did you know that unrepented, unconfessed sin can literally make you sick? There is no way to experience the abundant life God has promised without walking in the light of truth. Examine yourself before the Lord, when He brings conviction and correction confess your sins and turn from them.

Often times we wrongly believe it is someone else’s sinful attitude and behaviors that are causing the emotional turmoil going on inside us, when in fact, it is our own unrepented and unconfessed sins.

God offers freedom for sins through the cross of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus was shed for the sins of the whole world. Does the whole world experience the glorious freedom that is offered? No. And neither will we if we continue on in our sin without repentance.

The Bible says that people perish for lack of knowledge. It’s important to know and meditate on all parts of the scriptures, not just those that are easy to swallow. God wants to give us a wonderful, blessed, and joyous life, but if we are still bound by our sins, wallowing in addictions year after year, not growing up in our faith, the enemy will continue to bring destruction and keep us locked in prisons of our own making.

Christ died to set us free!!!!

We will not reach perfection while still in this body, but we must press on and fight to apply the victory of the cross to our lives. I am not suggesting that we have a morbid preoccupation with finding every fault we can find in ourselves and walking in condemnation. I am writing to encourage you to walk daily in the light of His Presence. If God is dealing with you about something, its because He wants to set you free from it. He won’t tell you everything that’s wrong with you all at once, but if you are intimately connected to Him and surrendered to His work in your life, you will get dealt with. REJOICE!

Agree with God. Repent and confess known and unknown sins. Receive forgiveness and cleansing. Receive back the JOY of your salvation that is forfeited by deliberately continuing on in a sinful behavior.

‘If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?’

~Hebrews 10:26-29

Happiness and Holiness

I have found that God is not nearly as concerned with our happiness as He is our holiness. Yes, He wants to give us all good things pertaining to life and godliness, but the problem for us arrives when we apply our own ideas about what is good to what we expect God to call good.

Like a good father, He will do for us what is for our highest and best good, even if it doesn’t feel good to us now. Understanding this truth is crucial if we are going to navigate our lives and relationships with humility and avoid the confusion that comes from faulty thinking that can’t see beyond the immediate.

When we approach relationships with the understanding that they don’t just exist primarily to make us happy, but to make us holy, we can begin the sometimes painful process of inner healing.

God desires truth in the inward parts. There is no way to come to the understanding of the truth while at the same time pointing our finger towards our outward circumstances and the people in our lives as the source of our discontent or misery.

Let’s all step forward into every day, confident that the Lord is making us into what He desires us to be, as a Potter forming clay. When we cooperate with the process by being playable in His hands, we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

Choose to let your relationships and circumstances bring you deeper revelation, not just about life and others, but about God and yourself. If you have been praying for clean hands and a pure heart, don’t be surprised when you are given opportunities to exhibit Christ-likeness in situations that require the grace of God to do so.

Learn to enjoy the spiritual exercises that you are given to grow your love muscle. When pain comes in the process, know that pain is revealing an injury that needs the healing touch of the Father so that your love will grow stronger and more fearless. We are going from glory to glory. Keep an eternal perspective and it will ward off self-pity, bitterness, unforgiveness and the like.

Jesus was the first born among many brothers and sisters. You are a child of God.

The Spirit of Offense

The spirit of offense is rampant in the world, but we are called to be in the world and not of it. It’s important that we are not intentionally offensive or easily offended. It can ruin our witness.

‘Love is not rude or touchy,’ Corinthians 13:5 says.

Often when someone is easily offended, they assume that others are rude, even when they are not. Offense springs from a spirit of pride and rebellion. It causes one to think, “Don’t tell me what to do or how to do it,’ or ‘I deserve for you to do this or that for me the way I think it is best.’ Offense happens when we are thinking more highly of ourselves then we ought to. (Romans 12:3)

Because God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble, it is well worth our time to examine our lives for any offense. I don’t know about you, but I definitely do not want to find myself being opposed by God!

We should be the easiest people in the world to get along with, as far as it depends on us. Not doormats or codependents, but people that can follow instructions, even if we would do things differently. We are called to be people that believe the best of others, and seek to see things from other people’s perspective, instead of always insisting that others line their thinking up with ours.

The doctrine of entitlement and favor was never meant to encompass the attitude that believes other people owe us. We are to be looking to God to meet our needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ, and allow Him elbow room to do so as He sees fit.

Pride, rebellion, insecurity and offense are not helpful and will absolutely keep people from entering the promised land of abundant life here in the earth.

Ask Big

Broken dreams? Failed relationships? Disappointed expectations?

No matter what things look like in the natural, the future will not mimic the past if you stay in faith and keep your eyes on Jesus.

ASK BIGGER than you have ever dared to ask before. God is a BIG God, and He gives BIG dreams to His people.

It is no mistake that you were born at this time in history. God is raising up Son’s and Daughter’s that know their value and that know how to access the spiritual and natural ‘valuables’ in the treasury of their Father, the King of kings.

‘Ask and it will be given to you..’ -Matthew 7:7

‘You have not, because you ask not.’ -James 4:3

Many have been given a God given vision for 2018, but few are asking in faith for the provision to see what they are believing for to come to pass.