The false gospel of convenience

The world preaches to us its Veruca Salt gospel of getting our best life now, getting our money now, buying all the stuff now, and having it all, “right now!” But like the fate of Veruca in the tale of Willy Wonka and Chocolate factory, the world will show us the sin of the desires of our hearts.

“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:8‬

The gospel of Jesus tells us that we are not to store our valuables in “things” of this world and that our rewards are stored up in heavenly places.

““Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:19-20‬

Convenience, like anything in excess, can be evil. It destroys the fruits of the spirit of patience and self-control spoken of in Galatians 5:22-23.

The desire to have it all now was also explained of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. It shows how the sons of God took their inheritance and left their father’s estate, but God (our father) has the eternal hope that all His children return to Him. He wishes not to lose even one of us, because He loves us!

And like father in the parable of the prodigal son, He will run to meet us when we repent of our ways and turn to Him to be saved. He will surely complete the promise He made to us.

“I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭89:34‬

Thankfully, God does not lie and His word does not return void (Isa. 55:11). You can trust in the Lord to save you, heal you, and deliver you when you turn from seeking the things in and of the world and turn to Him for the truth.

You are loved! ❤️

Hope in the Fire

One day, all the disagreements, offenses, misunderstandings, and unforgiveness we experienced in our life with one another will cease. We, eventually, will all meet our God who will reveal His judgement for us and none of the trivial plans of man will matter as our lives are weighed against His divine plan. All that will have mattered is if we listened and obeyed His commands of loving Him and loving His other children. Mark 12:30-31

You see, we are God’s creations, not the other way around. He is Holy and endures forever while we are evil and are only here for a short while. Psalm 144:4 We are living in mortal vessels and often we are unaware that we are truly and wholly dependent on Him! John 15:5

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Even so, God created our spirits to be eternal. We are to live even after our fleshly bodies are dust. Our lives will be judged to see in which path or eternal place we will live. It is either the Kingdom of Heaven with Him, or the darkest of darkness. Matthew 8:12

In these ways, life on earth is like a fiery furnace. A place to tested and reviewed, while He sorts us out and refines us (Jeremiah 9:7) to the purest form of spirit He created us to be. Where He determines if we are His or not. Matthew 25:31-46 We are clay and He is the potter, we are being sifted like wheat under His direction and rule, and we are being tested and tempted, undergoing trials and tribulations (1 Peter 1:6-7) throughout our life to see if we are are truly His.

So let us not wax and wane by over-thinking the gospel. It is to be so simple that a child understands it and unless we become like them, trusting the Lord in all His truths, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3).

As fallen man, we love complexity. Simple is silly to most and often dismissed as foolish. We tend to overcomplicate the most mundane details of life to the point we don’t see the truth of how simple it is or should be. So let’s always renew our minds to His truths (Romans 12:2). Let us refresh ourselves in His spirit and presence. Let us repent from our worldly ways and get back to the basics of His ways and His will for us.

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

One day, this will be indeed be over. Each of us have a divine appointment with the Lord, set by Him. None of us will know the hour or the day it will happen, but when it does happen, trust that you will indeed know the truth to all that is. There will be no way to lie or deceive Him with falsity, we won’t be able to lie in the presence of the Almighty, there will only be truth. We will have our whole life unfolded before us as in a book and each of us will indeed bow to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with the Honor our King rightfully deserves.

It’s better to start bowing now, to start listening now, and to begin learning to accept the Holy Fire of God’s refinement for our lives, now. If we are to be Holy as He is Holy, then why wait? If this is indeed all done for love, a true love story, then let’s love now. Let’s yield to each other, forgive one another, pray for one another, and honor and serve one another. Let’s learn to treat others with humility, gentleness, kindness, and long-suffering. Knowing that this is the way of the Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus Christ is the door in which we enter.

Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:7-10

Parenting with God

There is nothing that makes a person “die to self” (John 12:24) faster than having a child.

Raising children is a gift and a blessing that we share with God. We are responsible to raise them up to know Him (their father) as we do. Teaching them to obey, to be self-disciplined, and to love others as we love ourselves, and to know and love God as a truly merciful and loving God that He is. It is the most lofty and heavy thing we do as humans. Quite frankly, it is nightmare to try and do without God, but an honor and glorious quest when we let Him take the lead on managing this important endeavor.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22;6

As I witness future and newly gifted parents walking into their future of raising a young soul in this world, I feel the grace of God, knowing that God is with us all in this. I also feel the calling to help, as we all need to be able to lean on one another through these challenges of life. I’m thankful for those who came before us, who helped raise us, and for those who raise others’ kids when God called them to do so. All glory to God!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalms 135;3-5

While there are challenging days and sometimes utterly hopeless (feeling) days when raising kids, it is such an honor to witness God’s goodness and His profound love for us. A love He wants us to have, not only for our own children, but for all of His. Such an amazing love He has for us all!

Blessings to you this day! May your love of God grow richer and more enduring as you remember your childhood, your children’s lives, and the lives of children yet to join us. And may we always give thanks to Jesus Christ for being with us every step of our journey to an eternal life with Him as the first-born of all sons and daughters of Our God Most High.

Amen! ❤️

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Isaiah 54;13

Talk to Him / Don’t stop praying!

We often think we live this life alone, without a true friend, without someone to talk to. This is untrue! The Lord is always wanting to engage in conversation with His children and you are meant to be a child of God.

Recall what you have learned about prayer. Read scriptures to reinforce the whys. Why it matters, why it is heard, and why prayer is important to God. Don’t think He’s too busy for you, in fact, it’s often the reverse. we are too busy for Him!

“What do I say?”

Pray for your family, friends, children and neighbors! Pray for your city, region, and nation! Pray for your political leaders in every office, your religious leaders, and pray for the world leaders to do God’s will and not man’s.

“How often should I pray?”

Pray unceasingly! Open your mouth and let the Lord know what’s on your mind and heart. Let Him know what you think is wrong. Tell Him who you think needs His help. Pray for comfort, pray for strength, pray for knowledge and wisdom, pray for gifts, pray for impartations, pray for dreams, pray for hope, peace, and love to be restored to the hearts of men! Pray for the lost, pray for fallen, and pray for your persecutors. It matters!

“Are my prayers heard?”

While we may not see the instant miracles or instant fixes we think should happen in our world, that does not mean your prayers aren’t heard or answered. God’s word does not return void (Isa. 55:11) and He does not expect our words to be void either. This is why we are to be careful with our words (Eph. 4:29).

Praying for you, beloved. May your day be filled with moments to reflect on God’s goodness and His love for you. So what are you waiting for? Talk to Him now, He’s waiting!

Yes, you are loved! ❤️

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Stay In The Son

As I woke this morning, I heard the words spoken to me: “get plenty of sun today”.

Fall and Winter are coming! The days will be darker as the planet rotates and our time in the sun gets shorter. Even our fall schedules won’t have flexibility to stay in daylight as we were allowed to in the summer months. Our bodies need Vitamin D, which is derived from the sun. Vitamin D is important to our bodies and health, especially for our immune systems.

Walking in the sun with my son.

With the fall season, we will also have darker days and therefore, even our minds will see less physical light. Because of this, it is also important to stay in the son (of God), who is Jesus Christ. The fall season is also considered to be a season of death. Much of the world’s life systems, bugs, trees and plants die or go dormant. We tend to see this death and lose hope or at least recognize that even our lives are temporary. As such, we must always remember our Lord and praise Him and the son, who is Jesus Christ. Our hope is in Jesus for an everlasting life. This will bring us light even in the darkest of days and seasons. So, stay in the son of God, Jesus Christ. Be hidden in Him, who saves and trust in Him to keep you at peace and full of light and hope.

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:3

This message also means we must continue staying in the body of Christ. We are called to meet together often (Hebrews 10:25) to celebrate our Lord, our callings for the Lord and, and to sharpen each other in Christ (Proverbs 27:17). Let us also pray for each other continuously and pray without ceasing for His guidance, mercy, grace, and gifts.

not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:25

We serve a triune God! Three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So when I hear a word, I also look for the other meanings, usually at least three. The third revelation from this morning’s word is to stay in the Son, and since Jesus is also the Word of God (John 1:14), we must also keep our minds on His word in our bible and continuously renew our mind in Christ and His teachings. This means bible study is required. New meaning and revelations will be added to our lives as we stay and study the word of God throughout the year. This is just a reminder to do so, as many have fallen away from meeting together or have neglected reading or staying in His word. The Lord is our strength and our comforter. He will see us through the next seasons. He is with us!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14
Open Heavens

We have open heavens! This may result in the enemy having abilities to attack more powerfully in the upcoming months. So, let’s be sure to keep our mouths full of praise, our minds stayed on Him, and let His word from this message bring us a gentle reminder to stay in His word, focus on His Son, get some sun (outdoors), dwell on His Kingdom, and behold His glory!

Blessings to you this day and may the Lord keep you in perfect peace for the days ahead. Have joy in all things, for the Lord is good!

You are loved! ❤️

The Greatest Gift

We all have times of struggle. We all have moments of anger, fear, resentment, sadness, lust, jealousy, and mourning. While these emotions and feelings can be overwhelming when they occur, we are always given a way out of them (1 Cor. 10:13). The truth is, the things of this world will not replace or satisfy the need we have for real relationships. Relationship with our Father in Heaven and with each other.


You see, we who are baptized in the spirit are all in the body of Christ and are connected. We are in God and God is in us. We are in and of each other. When one member of His body is in trouble, we all suffer. When one rejoices, we should also (1 Cor. 12:12-27).


We have the greatest gift, which is eternal life with Him. That life doesn’t start after we die here, it began when you were baptized, when you believed and received Jesus Christ as your savior.


Many in the body regularly (myself included) receive truth from the Holy Spirit that is beyond understanding of the natural. It is indeed, supernatural and are the smaller gifts spoken about in 1 Corinthians 12. These smaller gifts of the Spirit are for the building up the body of Christ into sons of God (Rom. 8:19)
And as it is written, those who are led by the spirit of God ARE sons of God (Rom. 8:14). Those who do the will of their father are in the body of Christ and heirs to the Kingdom of God with Christ (Rom. 8:17). Our names are written in the book of life! Luke 10:12


As such, WE are also gifts to the world. We are to share the gospel in all we do, say, think, feel, pray, write, preach, and sleep. We are to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons and perform and witness signs and miracles greater than what Jesus did! John 14:12


Don’t be ashamed of the gospel and do not be offended when others do not receive the gospel from you. For we are sowers and doers of the word of God and we are in the world where many have been blinded by the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4). We must remain patient, diligent, with long-suffering, and humility. Teaching, exhorting, loving, and correcting those in the body of Christ with simplicity, self-control, and meekness, by example. So that others will receive the Word by our actions and our very lives. Showing our lives not just a fruitful trees, but groves of fruitful tree to our friends, family, and neighbors.


Yes, the greatest gift is Jesus Christ and the salvation that He gave us. It is a gift big enough to share with all of the world and can never be depleted or diminished. Praise the Lord!


Blessings to you this day, may it be filled with understanding and revelation of God’s word in your life for you and others. You are loved! ❤️

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many! 16Again, the gift is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment that followed one sin brought condemnation, but the gift that followed many trespasses brought justification. 17For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive an abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Romans 5:15-17

Dreams: Serpents and Scorpions

In this hour, many are dreaming about serpents and scorpions. Students and teachers returning to school soon and those who are returning to places of work and churches are experiencing nightmares that have a commonality. Let’s discuss!

In these dreams, serpents represent lies that are being told by the media that cause fear. Fear of getting sick or fear of death, fear of many people dying. Statistically, this isn’t true. There is a political reason people are being fed fear with lies and one only has to do minor research to determine why the fear of this coronavirus has been elevated to the status it has.

Scorpions represent an unpleasant task that you must endure that may have a stinging consequence. It will be unpleasant to deal with the challenges of in-person class vs. virtual classes, those who may get sick and be treated as covid-19 patients when really they just have colds and common viruses we all get every year when returning to school. Everybody is aware of the crud during each fall season, pray this isn’t turned into micro-pandemics when we know this happens every year.

Scorpions also represent the children who have been out of school for so long. Because of their extended break, many kids have had little discipline and will present problems for teachers.

The Good News is… Jesus Christ! He gives you power and authority to trample on the lies and troubles your enemy sends your way. Believe in Him who saves and continues to free us from our captivity to sin.

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”

Luke 10:19

God is speaking to you in your dreams! He often uses symbolism common to every man and His Word in the bible to show us what He needs us to know. If you are having powerful dreams, write them down and research the meaning of each one so you have a better understanding of your world around you and what God is doing to help you through each day while overcoming your enemy’s tactics.

They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Mark 16:18

Hold fast to faith and prayer in this hour. Pray for the students and teachers that are returning to school soon. They are full or fear, worry, anxiety and some are experiencing media-driven clinical PTSD. Pray for each other to overcome the enemy in every area where there is a weakness. Pray for strength and for patience to endure. We are not alone in our sufferings, we are together!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Declare War! On Immune System Killers

God gave our bodies an immune system to battle against the things that try to make us sick. As of late, it is under the biggest attack our generations have ever seen. There is an unseen war going on against our immune systems everyday! Are you aware of the enemy’s battle plan? Are you aware of what causes our immune systems to be weakened? Are you aware that you are in charge of your body’s immune system to keep it healthy?

You can’t help or prevent what others do, but you can do whatever it takes to keep yourself ready for any bacteria, virus, or disease that may come your way. It’s true! If our society is so worried about people getting sick from covid-19, why aren’t immune system killers being talked about more in the media, on social media and by our medical system so we can fight them?

Our media-fueled response to the pandemic is causing us to get sick!

Pandemic of Stress

It’s a fact that alcohol and drug consumption has increased and everybody is on edge because of the constant barrage of negative news that is streamed into our homes and pushed into our minds by every news channel and media outlet. This constant negative news cycle has led many of us, to eat worse foods and have worse eating patterns and habits than we normally would allow our selves to have.

In our feeble attempt to reduce this stress, we comfort ourselves by eating foods that are richer in flavor, but much worse for our health. With the lockdown, we also have stopped getting regular exercise and picked up bad habits that keep us sedentary like sleeping in and staying up late, watching excessive TV, and forgoing exercise to stay comfortable. The stress induced by the pandemic has also caused a great deal of people to lose sleep, become insomniacs, and fight each night to get a good night of sleep before starting the warfare all over again the next day. Our media-fueled response to the pandemic is causing us to get sick!

When we focus on what strengthens our immune system instead of what weakens it, won’t we be better for it? Yes! To strengthen the immune system, we must review what harms it. We have all learned this at some point, right? It’s time to review!

Immune Killers

  1. Stress & Anxiety
  2. Loneliness and Isolation
  3. Lack of exercise / sedentary lifestyle
  4. Alcohol abuse
  5. Prescription medication use
  6. Drug abuse
  7. Pessimistic/negative attitude
  8. Poor diet
  9. Poor sleep
  10. No praise and worship

If we know these things harm our immune system, we can also recognize that our media is causing many of these things to happen in such a great frequency, is it any wonder why people are getting sick, even in the middle of summer where infirmities of all kinds are usually reduced?

Dangers of Fireworks to the Immune System

Our response to the pandemic is causing us great stress and causing us to be lonely and isolated. Our friends and family have taken to sedentary lifestyle changes with the gyms closing. It seems everyone has gained some amount of extra weight, which also reduces our immune system!

It’s time to repent and take back our health!

Declare War!

It is time for all of us to declare war on immune system killers!

  1. Turn off your TV and any news media outlet that spews lies and stress into your eyes and ears. Psalm 112:7
  2. Worry about NOTHING! Philippians 4:6-7
  3. Destroy isolation and loneliness by reaching out to talk to people wherever you are! Be kind and say hello or give someone a compliment (not false flattery). Open up doors, help each other up, do unto others, and smile!
  4. Get moving! Find something you enjoy doing (that is active) and start doing it regularly.
  5. Let’s face the truth, alcohol and drugs are poisonous toxins. It’s best to avoid them, especially if you are already stressed, lest your immune system suffers.
  6. Be aware of the prescription medication side-effects and their potential harm to your immune system. Can you quit them? Are there healthier alternatives?
  7. Avoid sugary, salty, overly processed foods that make your body work hard to get rid of them. Our bodies are temples, would you throw a box of donuts and a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke into the sanctuary of your local church or the Temple of God?
  8. Stay positive! Seek positivity in every situation. Stay focused on good things and you will be rewarded with joy.
  9. Sleep well each day, but don’t overdo it. Be aware of what causes sleep deprivation through insomnia and avoid food, alcohol or TV or video before bed.
  10. Give and praise and worship, often and throughout each day. An attitude of thankfulness and a mouthful of praise is important to keep your immune system healthy and thriving.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6

Prayer

Heavenly father, I thank you for keeping me healthy. I thank you for keeping my body’s immune system in the palm of your hand. I thank you that your Holy Spirit will guide me to all truths to educate me on the way in which I am to go when it comes to my health and my body. Lord, I ask for you to help me now.

I declare now that You already have the victory over this world and now I am asking for angels to minister health and healing to my mind, body, heart and soul. Lead me to springs of living water, fill my vessel, and fill my cup overflowing! May any infirmity that is trying to cling to my doorway be exposed and destroyed! May my mind be filled with good thought and my mouth filled with worship and praise of you Almighty Father!

Thank you Lord for keeping me in perfect health. Thank you for continuing to remove any burden from me and for restoring my physical health completely. Thank you that by His stripes, I AM healed!

In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen!


In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones

Your Stolen Identity

When people lose their identity because of a mask, they begin to adopt new ones. Some choose movements like BLM, or All Lives Matter. Some choose the political left or the political right. Some will choose pride while others choose to live as they were created.
Many will choose whatever is loved by the world and fall victim to it. 1 John 2:15

Which identity have you put on lately?

We are not to be like the world, we are to be new creations in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17

Our identity should be in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17
We are to be hidden with Christ. Col. 3:3

For to be saved, we must have died with Christ, so we can be risen with Christ. Col. 2:20
So that it is no longer we that live, but He that lives in us. Gal. 2:20

Let this be an encouragement to you!

Rest assured, this world, your body, your enemies, and the like will all fall away. All of it will no longer matter. The things we covet in this world will rot and rust and will all be in a landfill and the people who have harmed us will all face judgement, as we will also. We will be renewed and restored and all of our enemies will be gone. No more hunger, no more thirst, no more sickness, and no more pain. No more losing loved ones, no more anger, depression, worry or shame.

Now is the time!

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Acts 2:38-39

So can you believe? Do you already?

All we have to do is believe in Jesus Christ, the one who saves to have freedom now, in knowing we will have an eternal life with Him. We can have peace and joy now knowing that this is not our final resting place.

Your identity cannot be stolen when it is with Christ. You are protected, saved, and adored. This is not the end.

It is only the beginning.

You are loved! ❤️

“And that’s just the beginning: After that – “I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters. Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions. 29 I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants, men and women both. 30 I’ll set wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below: Blood and fire and billowing smoke, 31 the sun turning black and the moon blood-red, Before the Judgment Day of God, the Day tremendous and awesome. 32 Whoever calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be a great rescue – just as God said. Included in the survivors are those that God calls.

Joel:28-32

Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

The Bible tells us that our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8 This means he is speaking to us through others, ourselves (the flesh), and through worldly means. Do we know what he is saying or sounding like in this hour so we may avoid his tactics to ensnare us? Let’s review!

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:8


Let’s start with what he might say when he roars. What does he say? Lies, mostly, right? Why does he roar? Like a lion, he roars to intimidate the weak-minded and to strike fear in those who believe his lies, so he may devour them. We know he comes to steal, kill, and destroy with his words, as he has been doing this for a long time. So, what is he saying lately?

Satan Roars:

You are going to get sick!”

Don’t make others sick!”

Your job is to keep each other safe!”

Wear a mask!

No justice, no peace!”

Defund the police!”

You’re/He’s/She’s/They’re racist!”

Practice social distancing!”

We must stop listening to his lies. There is no truth in him although he may sound very convincing. We also need to ignore those who sound like him. We can do this by seeking the truth in God’s word to show us the way and testing the spirit of what is being spoken against God’s word by holding every thought and word captive. God speaks in a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12 What does He say about all this?

God Says:

“I will keep you safe.” Psalm 91

“Lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” Mark 16:17

“Feed my sheep, tend my sheep, feed my sheep.” John 21:17

“Wear your full armor.” Ephesians 6:10-18

“I am your vengeance.” Romans 12:19

“I am your peace.” Isaiah 26:3

“Blessed our the peacekeepers.” Matthew 5:9

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1-3

“(Do) not giving up meeting together” Hebrews 10:24-25

You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

There are many who will argue what I said here, but it is the truth. God’s word will always confirm itself, no one owns it. We are set free by it. When we trust in what God said and in the words of Jesus Christ, we are no longer captive, we are free. The devil will always try to lie to us. He has lied from the beginning and is the father of lies. By keeping each thought and word captive, we are free from the lies and we will be kept out of the mouth of the lion. He may roar as loud as he wants, but we need to take our flesh into control and ignore what we hear him say.

Whose voice are you listening to? God’s, satan’s, or your own? The only way to discern is by the fruit the words produce. Is there any fruit that can brought about from the statements the devil speaks or are they the works of the flesh written about in Galatians 5:19-26? And since the tongue is of fire and can yield the power of life or death, what are we speaking about ourselves? Of others?

Works of the Flesh
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,  envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like

Galatians 5:19-21

Whose voice are you listening to? Do our words align with God’s words? Do they produce the fruits of the spirit? Are our words true or are we merely repeating what we’ve heard, which may be from our adversary, using us as his mouthpiece to speak into the lives of others? Some of these words are talismanic or mantras that are spoken against us and the devil roars these loudly and often.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

Prayer

Heavenly Father, we give thanks for today for all good things from you. We pray for our ears to be opened and our hearts are healed to know when you are speaking to us and when we are being lied to. In the name of Jesus Christ, we break any spell of witchcraft mind control and works of fear that are against our minds. We pray for spiritual discernment, Lord, and for you to guide us with knowledge and wisdom to know when we are on the wrong path, are saying the wrong words, or are not working in Your Holy Spirit.

Please watch over us Father and command your angels to minister to us to teach us the things you have created us for. So that we may walk in the purpose you created us to walk in. We thank you Lord Jesus that you paid the cost for our freedom from captivity and that you continue working with us to understand that our words have power and meaning and that we are to use them wisely and carefully. Let us hear your still, small voice, loudly and clearly and shut for us the mouth of the lions who seek after us. Thank you!
In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, the King above all Kings, we pray,
Amen!

Blessings to you and your hearing of this message. You are loved!

In Christ,
Darrell B. Jones