One thing, I have seen, is people do not know how to apologize. Maybe they repent to God, I don’t know. But I have seen especially here on social media, FB, Twitter, and other networks, is that people, really hide behind their computers.
They say spiteful, mean attacking words, that really do not bring light, or substance. And I don’t know, I have had a few battles myself. Where maybe I brought it on myself.
But when I am wrong. I apologize. I don’t let it pass, without humbling before God, and others. I have sometimes, just wished someone well, Gods blessings, and they took my words, and wanted to argue. This recently happened. And I could not understand it.
But I don’t have to take it either. And if someone cannot show me some respect. I don’t need to further communicate with that person. I forgive. But I don’t put up with that kind of nonsense.
I have enough self respect, dignity, and better sense, then to go in the gutter, with someone, who does not want to be reasonable. Especially when I know in my heart, I do not have an ulterior motive, to make someone look bad.
Its sad, Christians, in particular, who still have the ways of the world, in their actions, but have not seen that Christ called us to love one another, to be humble, and to forgive. I would think that also includes apologizing. I just don’t think we see, how this holds us back. How we cannot grow. How we can get roots of bitterness. How we open a door to the devil. Folks, this is spiritual warfare. We have to see, what are we doing!
In this election process, I have seen filth come out of some people, that say they are Christians.
And I ask myself, where is the love, that Christ said we would be known by? Oh well. Repenting, asking God to show us who Christ is, and yes apologize. If you call yourself a Christian, love should be there! You cannot have it, if you cannot learn to apologize, that means being humble. That means throwing away that pride. It means asking God….
To forgive you. It means, that we reap what we sow. Do you want to reap rudeness, mean spirits coming your way, because you are unable to apologize? Folks, there is a spiritual realm, and God sees. Do we want to be corrected harshly by Him, because we think we are better then somebody else?
Remember whom He loves He corrects. He loves you, but He is a well mannered God, kind and does not resort to being rude. We have to try and do things the way of the Lord. Being rude, hateful, unapologetic, is not fruit of the spirit, and you need to watch it. We all do.
My thoughts anyway…..
JOHN 13:35 BY THIS SHALL MEN KNOW THAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YE HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER. KING JAMES.
I probably, could write a book on this. Rebuking. I have done enough fighting in my lifetime, physical and spiritual to know the tactics of the enemy.
And the many ways, we should learn to rebuke.
But, I will for now, just reserve that thought, until I get a prompting from God, or even my readers. Because I will not move until God gives me direction. I will not cast my pearls to swine, and I will not do something this great, without the anointing. I need to see the favor. I need to see, the plan of God, directing me, or even someone to give me a book deal. I need to see the anointing.
So I rebuke, the obstacles that get in the way of that, even here.
And I guess that leads me to write this, because so many of us as Christians, do not realize the authority, we have in rebuking. And I see it so clear lately.
We need to learn…But we need to teach ourselves, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
We can get lost, in our own battles, in our own way of thinking. If we do not utilize Christ as the way, the truth, and life.
Jesus did it. He rebuked.
AND JESUS REBUKED THE DEVIL: AND HE DEPARTED OUT OF HIM: AND THE CHILD WAS CURED FROM THAT VERY HOUR. Matthew 17:18 King James
And he taught us, that we have an authority in Jesus name. We have power from heaven above to speak things, into the natural atmosphere, but also into the supernatural atmosphere.
We can rebuke people, thoughts, and it just reminds me, that we do not always battle against flesh, and blood, but authorities in high places. But the enemy uses people. So rebuke someone, when it does not line up with the Holy word of God. I do more then ever! Courage….
But I briefly, want to touch on rebuking in our minds. You see the battle is in the mind. What you think is usually the outcome. And there is some negative thinking out there. Again, I remind you from a few previous posts, I wrote even here, beware of subliminal messages. They are all over. That try to inundate you, to make you feel powerless. People get some junk out there, and they think its true.
But does it line up with the Holy word, of a King James bible?
When you have battles in the mind, doubt creeps in. Fear comes in, IF you let it. Do you see that key word… “IF”?
Aren’t you tired of being sick and tired? Not seeing any progress. I am no longer going to be tired, I am going to do something about it, even if it is just in my mind. I am not going to give into defeat. I am not going to NOT believe, so I can make progress.
I am not going to believe reports. If my Bible says otherwise. I am not. My bible says, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, and I believe it.
I KNOW THAT I KNOW WHO GOD IS, AND I REBUKE THE DEVIL IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS I PLEAD!
You have to take captive these thoughts, whatever they may be. You must bring them to the obedience of Christ. You must if you want a victory…..
Get the mind of Christ….Not the worlds. Not another Christian leader, not some pawn of the enemy. Get the mind of Christ. But you have to go for it, discipline yourself, and stop being lazy.
I have faith, in God, truth is, I have not always have had faith in me. But the beginning is knowing who He is. Knowing He is not mocked. How just a little doubt can make you go without. So I rebuke, doubt.
I rebuke anything that tries to overwhelm me in my thinking. I rebuke it. I kick it away, like a tin can, and say, with the power of God, that tells me I can remove mountains be gone! This gives me confidence, because greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world.
I am not going to give you a books worth of thought, but a seed here. Which again, may grow into a book. We will see…
But be mindful of your thoughts. Be mindful to claim holy King James word. Be mindful of your words, that stop the progress. Be mindful of how you treat people. Or even God….He is not mocked. He hates pride, but lifts up the humble. So be careful how you rebuke. Be careful love is in it….Love of God first!
Be mindful, to obey God, in your prayer, by knowing how to rebuke, remember, Christ told us, whatsoever we bind on earth, will be bound. Whatsoever we release in his name, will be released. When you are in that state of sadness, depression, defeat, whatever, rebuke it!
In the name of Jesus.
Start taking your authority. Be bold, be courageous, don’t wimp out! Don’t have a pity party! Pick yourself up by your boot straps, put on your armor of God, and rebuke in the name of Jesus! LEARN!
I humbly admit, I don’t know it all…but I know who God is. And I know, He can teach me, He has. But you have to want to learn. Stop walking around like a zombie. Stop, just accepting defeat, as the way. Its not the way of Christ…..
You have an assignment, look up King James scriptures on the word REBUKE. And then meditate on them, memorize them, gain strength, hide them in your heart for the time you need them…..
AND THE LORD SAID UNTO SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE THEE, O SATAN, EVEN THE LORD THAT HATH CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE THEE; IS NOT THIS A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF THE FIRE? ZECHARIAH 3:2 KING JAMES.
PREACH THE WORD; BE INSTANT IN SEASON, OUT OF SEASON, REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE. II TIMOTHY 4:2 KING JAMES.
AND DAVID WENT OUT TO MEET THEM, AND ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM, IF YE BE COME PEACEABLY UNTO ME TO HELP ME, MINE HEART SHALL BE KNIT UNTO YOU: BUT IF YE BE COME TO BETRAY ME TO MINE ENEMIES, SEEING THERE IS NO WRONG IN MINE HANDS, THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS LOOK THEREON, AND REBUKE IT. I CHRONICLES 12:17. KING JAMES
Blessings, and love, Elena Ramirez