SUPERNATURAL EMOTIONS

Satan wants you angry, depressed and exhausted. He wants it for a different reason that you know. He is using fake news, political correctness, and the insane behavior of people around you to crush your spirit.

These are the ugliest days in America. They are designed to trap the child of God with anger, depression, despair and exhaustion. Satan wants to destroy your sleep. He is fiercely pursuing your peace. He even wants to use your love for God against you

We have entered a season in American life that is the worst that Christians have ever known.  There are forces crashing against our spirit that are unheard of by prior generations.

It is ironic, but it is the core of God’s people—the remnant who hold to their convictions who are under the greatest attack. They are encountering withering lies of the devil and attacks that seem to come from every direction.

They are suffering from isolation: Since they are not at home in the compromised church they feel isolated and even punished for dropping out of the shallowness.

They are also under attack at their jobs where their stand against immoral living makes them a target of outright hostility and false accusations of being judgmental or hateful.

They are the special target of Satan for a reason that is hidden. They are marked by evil to be attacked more viciously than the lukewarm believer.

A verse I’ve read for decades just woke me up to the reason for the attack on you. It explains that Satan feverishly labors to crush the spirit of those God has chosen. Jesus said, “”Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. -Luke 21:34

You are here for a big reason. Satan wants you trapped so that you miss the day of His power. The harvest you were promised—the revival you have yearned for—the outpouring you have expected.

Lucifer knows your role and wants you trapped by emotions and yes addictions! It is shocking to many on fire Christians that Satan would use their broken spirit to try to trap them in drugs and alcohol. They are shocked to be reeling under this temptation after years of fiery dedication to Christ.

It’s a trap! The devil wants you out of commission on the day of His power…but now, we will rip the mask off this attack and we will defuse the bomb that is threatening your emotions. It is time for a special last day’s miracle in your spirit!

It is time for a rhema declaration and for supernatural emotions!

First the declaration that will not only save your life but give you power you never imagined.  It will make all of the difference in the world to your health physically and mentally.  There is one declaration that will pave the way for you to conquer anything that the future holds.

What is the declaration—roaring out of our spirit—that would give us the upper hand over all of the insanity of this time?

THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME.  I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES.

You are declaring that you are happening to the end times when you do these things:

  1. Become catalytic. A catalyst is any substance that changes what is around it without itself being changed or consumed. The hellish events of today cannot change you or consume you.

Now look at God.  He gives special grace for these last days.  Grace is not just favor.  It is not just forgiveness.  It is the combined power of the resurrection and the righteousness of Jesus Himself.

We hear Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out exploits.”  We hear that verse quoted quite often but we may be failing to see the real good news in that promise and its direct bearing on what you are going through right now.

Because you know God you are protected from the corruption of this time.  Because you know God you will be stronger than these times.   Because you know God you will not merely survive these times, you will exploit them.

  1. Declare God’s power over your physical health. He will restore your energy, He will oversee your immune system.  He will guard your heart so that your resistance to disease will be awesome.  Obamacare cannot begin to match the benefits of what Christ offers you now.

Psalm103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Isaiah 40: 31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

James 5:14 “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

You do not have to dread long lines at an emergency room when you claim Christ as your doctor and the guardian of your health!

  1. Supernatural emotions will remove your fear of bad news, headlines and threats.

It is time for the people who quote, “Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world, to also confess “greater is He who is in me than what is happening in the world.”

Psalm 112:7-8 “He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

God wants to give us supernatural emotions.  Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

God wants you to walk in the knowledge of His supernatural protection.  John 17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

What shall we say to these terrible, evil, stressful things?  We shall say: THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME. I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES!

Is this an arrogant boast or worse a delusional boast?   Absolutely not.  You must take your position in the heavenlies. When the anointed of God take their proper stand in the heavenlies, the circumstances of the last days must bend to their destiny…and their emotions to the joy of the Lord.

Family, Feelings, Finances

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Dangerous new attacks on our emotions and our health. Here is what to do now!

The Stockdale Paradox states that in every circumstance, you must retain faith that you will prevail in the end regardless of the difficulties – and at the same time confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be. 

During his eight years as a POW, Stockdale looked the reality of his situation squarely in the face each day, yet he never lost faith that he would eventually prevail.  And he did.  After the war, Stockdale became the first 3-Star officer in the Navy’s history to earn both Aviator Wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

This letter will practice the Stockdale Paradox.  First the facts: Stress is now constant, grinding and toxic.  You are facing intense battles and it is more draining than ever in history.  You are being threatened!  You have to face the brutal facts and you must have the unshakable conviction that God will bring you out of crisis.

You must face your crisis honestly and squarely.  Today’s talk shows and news channels constantly analyze the evil done by leaders and rage against. But there is nothing you can do about them.  This can agitate your spirit, use up vital time and energy, and as roil your spirit like a barrage of mosquito bites.

At the same time you cannot entertain even the smallest doubt of your deliverance and breakthrough.  We will look for this in Psalm 37 which is an emphatic promise of victory upon victory. There is no possibility of God forsaking you.  It is beyond impossible for your story to end in tragedy.  You must believe that with all of your heart. David said, 25 “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.” 

When my life was totally changed about crisis:  It is 5 A.M. The phone rings.  The voice says, “We are on the air with Mario Murillo.”  The call is from a popular radio talk show in Miami.  The host hits me with this question: “Why did God allow Hurricane Andrew to destroy the homes of faithful Christians as a well as rank sinners? I am too groggy to give a clear answer. I try to stall; begging God for wisdom. I hear, “Tell them that the foolish man built his house on the sand.”  I argued with God complaining that this statement seemed heartless and that the D.J. would not like it. He did not like it.  In a panic I pray, “Lord you have to give me more!”  Now I was told to say, “The wise man built his house on the rock.”  I did and this too irked the radio host.  Then something amazing happened right while I was on the radio.

Then revelation hit me.  Now I knew why Jesus gave us this parable of the storm. I immediately said to the radio host, “I know now why you asked me this question, it is a trick question to try and discredit Christianity.  So now I will answer you. Why would Jesus say to build on the rock?  Because storms are coming!  I did not become a Christian because it meant the end of storms, but because storms are inevitable.  Since storms are inevitable, the only way to go through a storm is with Jesus and not without Him!

 Listen to more from Psalm 37: 1 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.  5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth.”-Psalm 37:1-9.

 

King David wrote these words late in his life after he had faced every storm imaginable and had seen God’s deliverance out of all of them!  Then he explains why these commands make sense.  Then he lists the special miracles, protection, provision, and direction from God that will come to those who obey these commands.  Above all, he guarantees a profound peace and comfort in the storm.  Take these steps now!

Step One:  Do not fret because of evil doers.  Stop worrying, analyzing, and fretting.  We watch helplessly as an ongoing financial firestorm caused by criminals and politicians plunder our jobs, savings, and our homes.  What makes it so enraging is that they seem to have gotten away with it!

In verse one he orders us not to fret and then repeats it several times throughout the Psalm.  In verse 8 he says, “Do not fret—it only causes harm.”  Why do something that only does damage?  Since the storm is already doing damage why add to it with worry?  You may not know where your next job will come from.  You may not have the money to save your home, but do not fret!

Step Two: Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.   We must make God our one and only hope.  It is our duty to do this and only by doing this can we find the way through the hurricanes of life.  We are to believe fervently in our God’s good intentions for us.

We must still do good deeds!  We still pray, witness, and carry on our duty leaving every crisis in His hands.  We must feed our soul on the testimonies of past breakthroughs and in the exhortations of friends, Godly leaders, and the Word of God. 

David breaks up this command to trust into two smaller commands:

 A. “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heartWe must make God our heart’s delight and then we shall have our heart’s desire.  We must be satisfied with His loving-kindness, and make that our exceeding joy.  He will not give us everything we crave, but He will give all of the fondest desires of a sanctified heart!

 B. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass:  We must make God our guide, and surrender everything to His guidance and disposal; and then all our affairs, even those that seem to be the most tangled and perplexing will reach a satisfying outcome. We must trust Him with every outcome of our crisis.  He may do it in a way that we never thought of.  We need not get into a frenzy of speculation of how we will get out of this mess. All we need to know is that He will do it!

Step Three: Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land:

A. Wait on the Lord: This is where you take your stand.  This is the stand that will stand against every storm.  You wait on God; you learn what to do and what not to do.  You do not fret.  You do not try to carry the weight of you crisis. You do not try to figure out solutions.  You wait on God.  Every saint in history has done this and has found final victory!   Take every care, every weight, every hurt and pour onto God.  Pray in exacting detail about what you want and what you need.  If you need a specific answer, why would you pray a general prayer?

Keep His way and He will exalt you to inherit the land: Obey every impulse of the Holy Spirit instantly, without hesitation or doubt.  Obey it even if it seems totally out of the blue and seems to have nothing to do with your situation. Our Father cannot resist the cry of His child.  He also cannot but bless a suffering vessel when he sees them obeying in baby steps!

What is guaranteed to us if we obey the directive of Psalm 37?

1. That we shall have the blessing of God, and that blessing will be a constant source of delight and security for all of our needs and Godly pleasure. (v. 22)

2. That God will direct our actions and guide our affairs in the way that brings Him the most Glory.  (v. 23): The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

3. That God will keep us from being destroyed when we stumble and fall. (v. 24): Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down.

4. That we shall not lack and the necessities of this life. (v. 25)

5. That God will never desert us, but will aggressively protect us in every calamity and against any enemy. (v. 28)

6. That we shall be beyond defeat in this world and blessed in the world to come. That we will live forever with Jesus (v. 27), and not be cut off as the seed of the wicked.(v. 28)

7. That we shall never be a prey to our adversaries and those who seek our life. (v. 32, 33)

Hallelujah!