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Just Stand…

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Good morning, I trust that you’re all doing well…!!
 
Ever had a time when the struggles just seem relentless…?? You know what I mean, it’s like the enemy is hammering and hammering you so violently that you begin to wonder why the incessant attacks keep happening, and more importantly, will they ever end…??
 
The last few months have been some of the hardest we’ve ever had to endure, for so many of us, and that’s a good sign believe it or not…!!
 
You see, we stand in His victory, ad we must remember that…!! My role in the Kingdom is not to fight, but to stand…!! Why do we stand in victory…?? The enemy of our faith is already defeated…but y studies of warfare have taught me that the most dangerous enemy is a wounded one…because they will do anything to hurt the ones they oppose…!!
 
When I look over the last 10 days in my own life, it’s easy to see the enemy at work… Health problems, car problems, and last night there was an appliance fire in the kitchen… yes beloved, the enemy is relentless, but all he can do is get us off course…!!
 
Think about the island off the coast of Japan. The Japanese surrendered in 1945, but they kept prisoners of war for many years later, because nobody told them the war was over. They kept fighting, some even continuing the fight until 1974 because they didn’t believe the Japanese had surrendered…!! Almost 30 years of fighting after they had given up in the face of overwhelming defeat…!!
 
The enemy of your faith has already been defeated, don’t ever forget that, so stand in the victory that Christ gives us…yes the enemy may be holding out, but that doesn’t change his position of defeat…!!
 
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
 
No matter how strong the ‘pushback’ is against you, lift up your voice in thanksgiving, and remind the enemy that they’ve lost, for you already have the victory…!!
 
Just a thought for you…!!
 
+CHD
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I Can’t Hear Him…I’m Too Far Away…!!

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Good afternoon all,
Did you see last nights livestream…?? It was very insightful, you should definitely check it out if you missed it…!! FYI, just go for the video labelled ‘Part 2’ because we started off with some technical difficulties and restarted the livestream…!! http://www.facebook.com/ceirion.dewar
It actually had me thinking a lot about stuff that came to my mind, both during the broadcast and immediately after it…!!
Yesterday, I was sharing with someone about some of the things the Holy Spirit has been talking to me about lately, mostly concerning my own life…!!
We each have ‘areas’ that we kind of ‘hold back’ in, come on, be honest, you know you do…!! The last two to three weeks, I’ve been receiving instruction, and chastisement, from the Holy Spirit about one of those ‘areas’ that I genuinely believed I had given over, but He has shown me that no matter how much He’s tried to speak to me about it, I’ve never fully surrendered that area…!! When I asked d Him why He’s only bringing it up now, He said to me, ‘Look at what I have had to do to get your attention in this…!!’
He is completely right, I’ve ignored previous instructions and attempts to get my attention. Now, I’m at place where all I can do is give Him my attention…and because of that, He is speaking more clearly than I’ve heard in a long while. He never stopped speaking, I just wasn’t close enough to hear…!!
It’s like a set of speakers on a sound system. You don’t always have to turn the volume up to hear them louder, sometimes just moving closer raises the volume, even when the volume isn’t actually raised…!! The close we get to the Holy Spirit, the clearer his voice is…!!
When my dad used to whistle for us as kids, you could hear it miles away, but when he did it and we were close to him, that sound was deafening…!! Why…?? Proximity to the origin of the sound…!!
Why does God say, ‘draw near to me, and I will draw near to you…’ in the Bible…?? He wants us to be in the closest proximity to Him as we can be…!! The Holy Spirit speaks in the ‘…still, small voice…’ and that’s pretty hard to hear when you’re away from Him…!!
Focus on getting close enough to hear Him whisper, and you will be amazed at the conversations that you have with the Holy Spirit…!!
Just a thought for you…!!
+CHD

It’s In The Book…!!

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Hey folks…
 
I am greatly looking forward to seeing you tonight, yes we will believe at 7pm UK, 8pm CET/RSA, 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 11am EST… I know it is going to be powerful, my spirit is stirred and burning to speak with you…!! Join us online, http://www.facebook.com/ceirion.dewar
 
I was thinking so much about the Word of God the last few days…!! Do we really understand just how powerful His Word to us really is…?? Think about it, (I know I’ve said this before, but…) the Word fo God in my mouth is just as powerful as when God speaks His Word…!!
 
You want to know what absolute power is…?? The Word of God, that is absolute power…!! An absolute power that in no way corrupts the possessor…!! There’s a line from a film that says, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely…’ but that cannot be even remotely possible with the Word of God, because His Word does not corrupt, but corrects absolutely…!! No matter what you are going through, the Word of God spoken into that situation will correct it absolutely…!!
 
Imagine that we have the power to create a life, just like God created…and we do not use it…!! Why…?? We doubt…and way too easily…!!
 
Numbers 23:19 says, ‘God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?’
 
Now, ask yourself this, why would God only perform His Word when He speaks it…?? Why would God not perform His Word when YOU speak it…??
 
We have been so conditioned to just ‘hear the Word…’ and do nothing with it, but the Word of God is given to us, not only to be heard and received, but to be spoken… what greater prayers can we utter than to simply declare the Word of God in all things…?? I am firmly rooted in my belief that God not only speaks, but listens for His Word, that it won’t ‘return to Him void.’ (Isaiah 55:8)
 
I don’t know what you are facing, but I do know what has the answer for it…so, today make the Word of God your priority…!! now, cast your mind over the Bible being a book of answers to every situation, just like an owners manual, you have to find the part relevant to the problem that you are experiencing, and just like a manufacturer, God’s hotline is always open for that little ‘extra help’ in any situation…!! Makes you now understand when God says, ‘And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.’ (Isaiah 65:24)
 
You are looking for an answer, and God has already given it to you, so open the book…!!
 
Just a thought for you…!!
 
+CHD

In It For The Long Run…!!

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Good morning…how are you…??
 
I was thinking this morning, as I’m up and about doing my morning tasks…my thoughts were about the priorities of life, as we live it… BUT, are. they really God’s priorities for us…??
 
Have we become so intensely focused on ourselves and our own carnal/fleshly desires, that we fail to see the fullness of what Gos actually desires for us…?? Or, are we so consumed with our own desires, that we do not even consider the things which God makes a priority for us…!!
 
I’m at a unique transition in my life, that may seem vague to some people, but it is a unique transition…!! I have never been more convinced of the hunger inside my spirit for more of the things of God, so that I may do more for Him…but at the same time, I am blatantly aware of the ‘temptations’ that the enemy keeps throwing at me…!! Let me clarify, the temptations are not ‘sinful’ but are that I could do different things’ with my ‘abilities’ and in doing so, make a lot of money for myself…!!
 
The struggle is real, yes we preachers do say that a lot, but it is…and let’s be honest about it…!! With everything going on in my life right now, the possibility to make ‘quick cash’ easily is a tempting prospect, but then the desire to do the things God has created me for is constantly at war with that part of me that may even consider ‘other options…!!’
 
The unique transition is that, the closer I draw to God, the less the desire for ‘other things’ appears appealing, because there is a thought driving me on every day, even in the difficult days, and that thought is, ‘Can I do this without God…??’ I suppose that actually gives rise to a question, ‘Do I want to do this without God…??’
 
Why would you trust somebody implicitly, only to abandon them when you need them the most…?? That really doesn’t make sense to me at all…!!
 
When we are tempted to consider ‘other options’ then think on this…’What are you missing out on to take those…??’ God is not working in mysterious ways concerning His children, after all what father wants to appear ‘spooky’ to their kids…?? The simple explanation is that God is a t work in your ‘process’ and doesn’t need you to see everything He’s doing, He just needs you to trust Him that He is doing it…!! The problem is that we want people to earn trust, and trust is something that can only be freely given…!!
 
Only God knows what he’s doing concerning your life, and He is at work, believe me, so when you’re tempted to go in ‘different direction’ just think of what you’re giving up in the long-term, just to get a quick fix solution…!! For me, I’ve been in this journey too long to quit on God now…no matter how difficult times are…I’m sticking it out with Him, until the very end…!!
 
Just a thought for you…!!
 
+CHD

It Wont Just Come To Pass…

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“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
 
I firmly believe in the prophetic words given to us in the scriptures, I also firmly believe that the prophets are just as necessary in the church today as the prophets were in the nations when Amos walked this Earth.
 
God, even in this day and age, communicates through people with prophetic revelation and insight, because they have tuned themselves to the Spirit of God to know what He is saying to people, nations, etc…
 
Yesterday, I was reminded of the power of prophetic voices, the majesty that God displays when He speaks through His servants with such authority to the individual, but it also reminded me that we cannot simply just ‘hear’ a prophetic words and then ‘wait’ for it to come to pass…!!
 
Prophecy is simply Gods intentions towards our lives, but just like when the prophets of old would speak to Israel, we have to understand that there is a responsibility on our part…not just to hear and believe, but also to act and keep our lives in accordance with the Word of God.
 
Take my own life as an example, Friday I saw a 20+ year prophecy fulfilled, and I realised that it could have been fulfilled a long time ago, had I not made certain decisions and had I altered some areas in my life a long time ago…!! I knew I had to make the changes, but in all honesty, I just didn’t want to…and so my disobedience has caused me many delays in my life…!! Now, I know there are those that say everything is in Gods timing, but to me thats just an excuse for not doing our part…at the end of the day, delayed obedience is still disobedience…!!
 
So, what’s been keeping you from Gods Word over your life from being fulfilled…?? Are you going to make the changes…?? Or are you still going to live in the ‘hope’ that ‘one day’ it shall come to pass…??
 
Just a thought for you…!!
 
+CHD

It’s Time To Get Out…!!

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“Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.”

Psalm 124: 6-7

Was there ever a time when you thought you just weren’t going to make it? Or a time when you couldn’t see how things were going to turn around? A time when the enemy had you believing that there was no way out? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I am writing specifically to you.

Settle in your heart that as a child of God who has determined to do His Word, the Lord is ALWAYS on your side! Our help is in the Name of the Lord who created heaven and earth. We must understand that a Word from God does not make us exempt from facing trials or tribulations. As a matter of fact, the more significant your God-given destiny is, the more the enemy will attempt to send distractions in order to come between you and God’s Word. To attempt to get you out of believing so your faith will stop speaking.
There will be times when men will oppose you. Circumstances will oppose you. Even your own soul (mind, will, emotions and attitude) will oppose you. You will want to do what God is saying but something on the inside is trying to stop you. Your mind, which is fighting everything you know God has for you, is trying to tell you it will never happen. During times like this you must will yourself to do what David did in his Psalms and speak to your soul. You must command your soul (your mind, will, emotions and attitude) to bless the Lord! To speak life!

I want to encourage you to get up and start trusting God in the midst of what you might be facing! Speak to your soul. Tell your mind what it is going to think. Tell your will that it is going to believe despite how it may feel. Tell your emotions it is time for them to be quiet. Look in the mirror and tell yourself, we are going to trust God!
You and I are positioned to continuously witness the hand of God preserve, protect, and keep us.

Just a thought for you…!!

+CHD

I’m Free…Because He Makes Me Free…!!

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“And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born” Acts 22:28
 
I’ve been thinking about these words in the book of Acts, written by Luke, the Gospel Writer, and a doctor no less…!!
 
What stood out to me, more than anything in the account of Acts 22 today, were the words of the Roman Captain…”With a great sum obtained I this freedom…”
 
That right there, for all of us, is such timely reminder of the moment of redemption, the price that was paid at Calvary. How often do we stop to think about the ‘…great sum…’ with which our freedom was obtained…??
 
Given the age in which we live, everybody wants to have their ‘freedom’ to do whatever they feel they can do. They want freedom to speak, freedom to think, freedom to express, freedom to travel without restrictions, the list goes on and on…but let’s look at a reality here, at what price do those freedoms come…??
 
I love history. I love the details of cities, nations, civilisations of yester-year. I’m fascinated by all that people have achieved throughout the millennia, but I’m also observant to the price that was paid for those advances throughout the history of the world. How many countless millions have died for us to have the freedoms we do today…!! How many civilisations have been wiped out, for societies to advance…and I mean entire civilisations…!!
 
Jesus, the Risen Christ, paid the ultimate sum, the ultimate price, that we might have the freedom to live…removed from the curse of Adam, the fallen man, in our lives, and the freedom to be who God has originally intended us to be…when we accept that price, paid for our redemption…!! Even as I sit here writing this morning, I’m almost moved to tears at the very thought of the price HE willingly paid…!! WILLINGLY, remember that…!! Today they call it the ‘rational transaction’ which is the giving of one life for the sake of many…now, that to my limited mind is still too great a price to pay, and yet He went to that Cross, because there was a freedom that He was willing to give us…a freedom that would mean we could become like Him…!!
 
My thought for today is this…no matter how difficult things may get, no matter how oppressive your society may be towards your faith, no matter how persecuted you may feel because of your belief in God…nothing you’ve been through compares to the ‘great sum’ that was paid for you to have the freedoms, limited or unlimited, that we now enjoy…!!
 
Many of us, are like Paul was when speaking to the chief captain, we were ‘born free…!!’ Not free from the nature of sin inherent in every human being, but born free to choose between life and death, born free to choose to surrender our all and follow after Christ, born free to choose His redemptive sacrifice…and many aren’t born free to those things…so today, I thank God with all that I am that I have the freedom He has offered me, freedom in Christ…!!
 
Just a thought for you…!!
 
+CHD