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Redefining Ourselves

Rhema Wordon January 19th, 2012Comments Off on Redefining Ourselves

The future God has ordained for you will never be materialized or received by you as you are right now.

Those are strong words, but they are one of the truest words you will ever hear this year of your life.We are creatures of habit and routine and in these set ways we have defined not only our existence, but our success in life. It’s like finding a snake that’s been wounded and because we habitually care for things, we pick it up, only to have it bite us. We often find something that works for us – a calling, a church, a hobby, a career etc, then we spend our days living around what we have defined.

But that is not what the Father has called us to this planet to be and do. His ultimate purpose for us was never to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed into the image of His Son. It is not easy because if it was, more people would do it. The road to deep spiritual awareness is narrow and few will make that choice.

My friend, for you there is no deeper spiritual engaging without a redefining of who you are by the renewing of your mind. This is a year I  believe the Lord is calling us to trust His extreme makeover plans for us.

In order for Him to lead you into a year of victory for you and to live full of His power and grace, there must be:

 

 1. A removing of your garments like blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46, 47).

2.  An overcoming of fear to face your enemy as Gideon did (Judges 6).

3.  A throwing away of emotional crutches like the man at the Gate Beautiful (Acts 3).

We must, by His power and grace alone, work through our willing spirits and determined wills to seek His face and His heart now more than ever. Some of us are going to make it while others will only wish for more of God’s power in our lives. But we are unable to put our flesh to death and embrace the life of God.

Like Elisha there will be mantles to be received on this battlefield called earth.  But few are willing to pay the ultimate price in order to carry them. It’s a year of new levels of fear, distrust in every aspect of our generation. Nations will struggle more and economies will no longer be defined by their traditional productive sectors. Knowledge will increase but more and more people will be displaced and the lives of many will be at the mercy of a few.

But there are a few souls, I believe who are learning to redefine their language, speech and behaviour. In these souls, their Father will give incredible provision to share the message of His kingdom and the teaching of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

We, at Faith Five, are more committed than ever before to be right where the Father wants us to be and to stay with our main focus. We are an intercessory body, a prophetic house and an apostolic people.

We love you and thank God for your prayers. It is our desire to be everything God has called us to be and to do so that those of you who are a part of this flow of God will be richly blessed and challenged. 

Behold, God is doing a new thing! – Apostle Anthony Nelson

We Need Something More

Rhema Wordon December 13th, 2011Comments Off on We Need Something More

We are entering the season of Christmas when many of us will be deciding what gift to give loved ones and those who we do not love so much. It’s a time when stores will be vying for our attention and websites will be showing us various gifts to buy.

It seems that gifts are what we all would like, but many times, don’t get the ones we prefer. But we get the ones that others give us in the spur of the moment or based on their pocket, they give you what they can afford. After all, when Christmas is over, we still have to live.

But over the years as I walk with the Lord, I have begun to understand that God’s gifts to us are always what we need and filled with the potential to challenge our lives to grow and develop into what He wants them for. He does not give you seasonal gifts, but lifetime gifts. There is a verse we all know quite well that endorses this statement.

John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
 

In this profound statement, we see the heart of God our Father to us in that His love for us, His creation, would not allow Him to stand by and see our demise. He knew before the world began what He intended to do for man’s condition of sin, so He freely gave His greatest gift to us. He gave us the opportunity to have life more abundantly through His Son as we believe and receive Him in faith.

But this gift gets better. The Father in His loving wisdom wraps this gift in the form of His Son who grew up among men who did not know Him and at the time of His unwrapping most of those living still did not see Him as who He really was.
The leadership was threatened by Him, while the common folks loved Him.  He was Immanuel, high priest, Saviour and Redeemer wrapped in one. He was the greatest gift the Father could ever give to His creation. In his book Wishful Thinking, author Frederick Buechner puts it this way:

 “The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.”
 
Christ came as the grace of God to us and the full embodiment of what the Father wanted for us all. This grace of God is invisible, but has a very tangible ability to deal with things that most of us could not handle. But because of the Lord, we can overcome those situations and still carry a smile on our face and a deep joy in our souls.
 
That’s the gift I wish for you in this season when so many will be struggling with bills, absent loved ones and health issues. The greatest gift I could pray that you receive would be the grace of the Lord and His incredible peace as you share with those God has given you in your life.
The Apostle Paul puts is so succinctly when he says,
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Cor. 12:9
May His grace be yours in a deeper way this season as you become more deeply aware of His love for you and how far He came to reach you and I so that we by faith can receive His Grace for all of the seasons in our life.

Remember if God can only give good gifts and you are from Him, then you are also a gift to someone’s life. From all of us at Faith Five Fellowship Of Ministries, we pray that you and your family have a new-year filled with the Grace of God. – Apostle Anthony Nelson

Reset Yourself!

Rhema Wordon November 25th, 2011Comments Off on Reset Yourself!

I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt;  Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it (Ps. 81:10)

Your mind is still trying to solve things and get out of things and by the time you go to bed, your brain is still working, so all when your mind should be resting, you are still running through your mental process. But your brain is not reset yet. You can read the Scriptures all you want, and sing some songs, but your brain needs to be reset. What God has given to us to reset our minds is worship. And something in our lives is going to give – either the situation or you. If man can tell us to reset ourselves with Daylight Savings Time, how much more God! Worship resets us to God’s time. We are worried about many things like where we are going to live, what we’re going to do, but that’s the business of our heavenly Father. We don’t think that way, though, because our minds have not been reset.

Worship is the primary way to reset yourself. You may say I don’t clap my hands. I don’t raise my hands. That’s alright, but I guarantee you when you walk into a new revelation of God, your whole body will get free from your mind.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:1,2).

In this nation, we are filled with our minds and with our reasoning. But if you are going to survive, break out in worship. The moment the bill comes to you, don’t think about it. Worship your God!  Are you going through a hard time, a difficult time? I’ve been there, and I’m still seeing some things around me. But as long as you live, something will always want to challenge your life. As long as we are on this planet, things will always come at me to disturb my peace, but I will worship my God and He will be my refuge.

What God said alone will never defeat the enemy; it’s what’s coming out of your spirit man. God said He looks for those who will worship Him in spirit and truth.

If you don’t come to a place in your personal worship, you will counsel that thing for the rest of your days. We are counselling demons and we are writing books for people to gain more intellectual understanding because we have become masters of our own heads. We have fooled a whole generation to become masters of their heads. Now we have fatheads, but weak spirits. How can we be counselling people for 15 years? But in a moment Jesus met the woman at the well and she had an encounter with Him. We would have counselled her about her parents, the men in her life, but she just needed Him.

We don’t need a building to worship God. We don’t need statues or crosses. We need an open mouth that is filled with praise. For every situation that comes to you, reset your mind before you respond to it.

I am here because of worship. How are you going to win? Don’t ask God to deliver you. Ask Him to empower you for worship. – Apostle Anthony Nelson. Taken from the Apostolic Training Center, Sun. Nov. 2011.

Changing Your Wineskin

Rhema Wordon October 27th, 2011Comments Off on Changing Your Wineskin
A video of a toddler being struck by two vans in China nearly two weeks ago and then being ignored by passers-by sparked outrage around the world and has prompted soul-searching over why people didn’t help the child.
The two-year-old girl, identified as Wang Yue, died last week.  This tragedy is not an isolated case, though, but a symptom of our ever-increasing loss of social awareness to our common humanity. China’s headlong passion for global economic supremacy is contrasted with the new wine ideology in the marketplace of human interaction with each other.
We, as a generation, are sadly becoming more indifferent to each other as we receive new ways of doing what we think is right, (which is still the old way). But Jesus states a profound truth in Mark 2:21-22:

21 “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

The context of this passage was taken from the discourse between Jesus and the disciples of the Pharisees and of John the Baptist. They were using their practices and judging Jesus’ disciples by their religious practice. The Master was bringing a new teaching that could not be contained in the present structure. Here is what we must understand.
Every new revelation of God to you can only survive and prosper in you if you are willing to change your lifestyle (wineskin).

Jesus was constantly accused by the Pharisees of breaking the Law and establishing His own wineskin. He was hungry and broke the head of corn on the Sabbath and ate it with his disciples. The legalistic-minded teachers accused Him of breaking the Law, but Jesus put everything in perspective when He declared in Mark 2:27, 28….

27 “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Jesus reminds us that it is all about people. It’s not about your church attendance, your credentials on a wall or even how much ministry works we do. It has always been about people.

Right now you might be saying, “Right on, brother! Amen, that so true. You tell them!” But what about the last time you were rushing to an appointment and you just prayed that there would be no accidents so YOU could get where you were going?
What about the last time when you were asked to give up some time for a child that needed your time or a young person that constantly wanted to come to your house and hang out, but you felt pressured into saying yes?
What about the money we spend on our homes and vehicles but struggle to support our local church ministry? We pray for wealth, but never pray that our wineskins can stretch so that the Father can give us a deeper revelation of His heart in our lives.
I do believe that the Father wants us to prosper in our knowledge of His Son Jesus and to become what He intends for us. But the truth is, we can so easily become proud even while we are giving to others what He has given to us. WE NEED NEW WINESKINS TO CONTAIN WHAT HE HAS FOR US.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
   and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
   or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
   and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Ps. 51:10 -12

– Apostle Anthony Nelson

 

Chosen for Something Special

Rhema Wordon September 27th, 2011Comments Off on Chosen for Something Special

 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. Acts 9:15

 The Story of David and Goliath has always been one of the all time faith stories told from the Bible. I dare say its right up there with Moses and the children of Israel crossing over the Red Sea. David and Goliath stand out as one of the most famous encounters in all Bible history.

 I think most of us can identify with David being over-matched against a killing machine like Goliath. He was a giant of the first order and the pride of his family. He had been killing from his youth and had never met anyone who could go toe-to-toe with him. His confidence was well-deserved and his track record, well know.

 It seemed that Goliath was going to run over another hapless misguided youth who thought too much of his own ability and trusted in some false religious icon that could not save him from this warrior giant. “Here we go again,” he probably thought. “Some Israelite mother is going to cry over her son and his broken carcass left for the birds to pick at.”

 But not this day.  Something was different about this encounter and history still speaks of the day when an emerging, anointed shepherd king meets the strength of a man on the battlefield. Something was different about this young man that Goliath just never knew about. David was born to defeat him as you have been born to defeat a specific giant that defies your blood line.

 The Apostle Paul understood the power of a chosen vessel that was created to defeat the greatest weapon the enemy has. He writes how the spirit of death had defeated the greatest of all the sons of man until it met the chosen one. He had despised him as Goliath despised David. He wrapped him in darkness and held our King in his unbreakable hold until the third day.

 The Chosen One rose from the battle with death and defeated the one who has held mankind for so long.

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a] “Where, O death, is your victory?    Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Cor. 15:54-56

Your enemy might believe that you are like everyone else and will succumb to his temptations, become weary and give up your faith, back up and look for a way out. He’s hoping… 

  • that it just might happen, BUT NOT TODAY
  • that one day you might decide that it’s too hard and that you want to find a secure spot where all your bills are paid and you don’t have to keep trusting God for every day. It might happen, BUT NOT THIS DAY. 
  • that a time may come when you decide to give up the fight against depression and fear and give in to that diagnosis of infirmity working in your body and would like to take you out of this world BUT NOT THIS DAY,

 FOR YOU, DEAR SAINT, HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE AND YOUR DESTINY IS IN THE RESURRECTED ONE WHO HAS DEFEATED YOUR GREATEST ENEMY AND GIVEN YOU POWER TO LIVE AND OVERCOME THIS DAY.

 So like David of old, step up to the battle line, look for the word that will find your enemy’s vulnerable spot, open your mouth, let loose your confession, and see what the Lord will do for you. –  Apostle Anthony Nelson

Getting to the Root of the Matter

Rhema Wordon September 20th, 2011Comments Off on Getting to the Root of the Matter

1 Sam. 10:17-27

We are affected by the root of our lives. Your root is identified as a belief system. The trunk represents your thoughts, the branches represent your emotions and the fruit represents your behavior. Everything grows from a belief. And ultimately, to be a disciple of Christ you must change your belief system.

Four Root Beliefs God Wants to Expose:

1.     I am not good enough.

2.     They don’t like me.

3.     I just can’t change.

4.     I can’t handle it.

Saul never told his family the revelation of who God called him to be as king and your actions will expose your roots like the ones mentioned above.  These four beliefs can paralyze you from being the leader you were meant to be. But you must take the truth of God’s word and revelation to you and choose to forcibly dig up everything you have believed. If not it will stop you from growing properly in Christ and receiving what’s yours to flourish in.

I challenge you today to take courage and go to the root of your very belief system because your very fruit is depending on it. – Apostle Anthony Nelson, taken from the Apostolic Training Center Sun. Aug. 21, 2011

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It’s Time to Grow Up!

Rhema Wordon July 19th, 2011Comments Off on It’s Time to Grow Up!

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ (Eph. 4:15)

I am always amazed at how long it takes some people to get the idea that Christian maturity is not automatic and there is no conference you can go to or course you can take to grow up. I think society wants us to reach a stage in our lives where the system can manage us and then they say no more.

When my children were young and they wanted to eat peanuts I would say to them not until you are five years old. So for at least three years the mark of maturity for my eldest was eating peanuts. Finally the day came for her fifth birthday and of course we had to have peanuts on the menu. It was a great day in her life because now she was old enough to eat peanuts.

Life is like that sometimes when we want to reach a place in our lives. It takes time and we have to mature in order for us to receive what the Lord has in store for us. But the sad reality for most of us is that maturity requires more than just learning how to drive a vehicle and shave.

The Apostle Paul knew that attaining maturity required a willingness to face and pay the price of maturing. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Cor. 13:11).

  1. We are still childish if we complain every time we don’t get our way.
  2. We are still childish if we think God created this world just for our success and comfort.
  3. We are still childish if the reason we left the last church is because someone offended our sensitive nature.
  4. We are still childish if people have to tip-toe around us and everyone is cautious of what they say to us.

It’s time for you and I to grow up! The truth of the mater is that most of us don’t know what a real mature believer looks like and would not know how to relate to one when they come into their lives.

C.S. Lewis on the freedom of reaching maturity: “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am 50, I read them openly. When I became a man, I put away childish things — including the fear of childishness and the desire to be grown-up.”

My desire is to grow into the full statue of Christ and to become what the Father had intended for me to be before the foundation of this world.

What about you? Aren’t you tired of allowing life to always slap you in the face and then run for your daily bread or a pat on the back from your minister? Don’t you want to reach a place in your life where you become more than a conqueror and your emotional state is not dependent on your financial state? Don’t you want to change your prayer life? And instead of prayers for God’s intervention, you begin to pray dangerous prayers like…..

  • Father, Thy will be done.
  • Father, take my life and make it Yours.
  • Father, I rejoice that you have given me the opportunity to suffer for Your sake.
  • Father, change the world through my life.
  • Father, take me and use me for Your glory.
  • Father, I surrender my whole being to your purpose.
  • Father, break me, mould me, and shape me into an instrument for your glory.
  • Father, nothing but the CROSS!

These are dangerous prayers of the spiritual ones who desperately want to move into full maturity. I dare you to grow up and let go of childish, religious pretence and begin to move into the fullness of your Father’s plan for you.

Strong sons of God are not perfected by childish pursuits.” David Breese, Living For Eternity, Moody Press, 1988, p. 78.

– By Apostle Anthony Nelson

Some People Will Never Receive You

Rhema Wordon July 14th, 2011Comments Off on Some People Will Never Receive You

an style=”font-size: medium; font-family: Garamond;”>“Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.” (Mar. 9:37)

This is a fact is that many of us have a hard time accepting in our version of reality. I know it’s a hard statement to say at the beginning of my sharing with you, but I have learned it’s better to get the facts out of way and then deal with the truth.

We live in a  generation that strongly believes that acceptance is the mark of success. We train our children to be decent and well-adjusted adults so that they can be accepted in society. Our schools train us to acquire skills that are accepted in our society and if we obey all the rules we can be accepted by others and live productive lives. The problem with that scenario is that some people will never accept you no matter who you are, what you do, and what your qualifications in life happen to be.

Maybe some of you are learning that  truth today: that if you follow the Lord, your life will lead you into contact with people that just will not accept you for who you are.

Jesus sent His disciples out two by two into the towns and gave them instructions to go only where they were accepted. He never said go call the human rights council, burn down their homes or start a campaign that will force them by law to accept you. Listen, here is a truth I have found:

The law will never be able to force someone to receive you in their hearts only tolerate you.

 

I don’t know where you are in the equation of life, but I really feel strongly in my spirit that someone here has left a church recently or stopped talking to a friend because you believe, based on your facts that they don’t receive you. I know it hurts, especially when you hold that person in high esteem. But the truth is every one who will live for God in the world will face rejection on the way to being received. 

  1. Winston Churchill, the great war prime minister of England, was rejected as prime minister when he sought for another term, even after leading England to the greatest victory against the Germans.
  2. Abraham Lincoln was rejected by his own nation several times before he became “Honest Abe,” and arguably the greatest president America has ever had.
  3. Christ was rejected by the religious leaders of His day but many who didn’t seem to quite fit the mould, did.

Right now, you could be nursing a bruised ego because you know God sent you to them. You know that it’s the right  job for you or you have shared your best message and they still did not receive you . Please remember these truths.

  1. God has accepted you in the Beloved and you’re value to Him.
  2. The facts of  life should not take you down, but push you towards His word which is the truth.
  3. God has people on this planet that are waiting to receive the God in you and accept you as you are regardless of the color of  your skin, your religious flavour, or your gender.
  4. The more someone accepts you, the further you can go together.
  5. Ruth said to Naomi “ Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.  Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” (Ruth 1:16, 17). Now that is an example of receiving someone!

So the next time you feel that someone does not get what you are saying, remember the first level of acceptance is of yourself. Jesus said that He came unto His own, but they did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name (John 1:12).

Right now I pray that you may receive the spirit of a son and daughter of the Most High. I pray that the facts in your life may be erased and truth of your reception in the Father’s plan would be  foremost in your life. I pray that the heavenly Father may release to you who read these words, the power to overcome rejection, pain and hurt, and that you would overcome the spirit of this world and walk as a true child of God’s kingdom in Jesus’ Name. AMEN. – Apostle Anthony Nelson

 
 

Creating a Culture of Faith

Rhema Wordon May 25th, 2011Comments Off on Creating a Culture of Faith

 1Now the LORD had said to Abram:

      “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”  (Gen. 12:1-3)

This term culture of faith came to my spirit while I was preparing to teach a series on overcoming fear and walking in faith. The Lord placed this phrase deep in my spiritual intestines, and I just could not get rid of it. I am pretty certain others are using that term too, so I don’t claim any originality in its usage. But hopefully I can bring a fresh perspective on it.

As I study the Scriptures, seeking to find the meaning of this culture I now live in, I was led to the Old Testament and how God prepared His people for the conquest of Canaan. The Israelites, who were called out, needed to change their diets as one of the prerequisites for entering into the Land of Canaan (Ex. 19:5-6; Deut. 6:6).

God has given dietary regulations to the Church as He gave Israel. These are not natural regulations, dealing with a natural diet. God is concerned about what we eat spiritually. God has instructed us not to touch the unclean thing (2 Corinthians 6:17). This means we must be very concerned about what is coming into our minds through the doorway of our senses. What kind of things are we watching? What are we consuming? If it is anything other than the pure milk of His Word, it will not produce anything that is pleasing to the Lord. Everything we hear spiritually will produce something, but only the Word of God has the power to change us into the image of God. It is on the Word of God that we should meditate daily.

I know like you I was born on this planet with no tolerance for the Word of God. I could not read the written Word for too long (5 minutes at best) and preaching was always boring for me. My flesh just could not bear too much of those messages unless it had stories and jokes that made me laugh. I fell asleep as a young man whenever the preacher spent more time reading Scripture than telling some nice story.

Like some people who are lactose intolerant, I believe a whole generation of us have no tolerance for biblical teaching that is not sweetened with honey. But it is this generation that you and I have been called to minister to and to reach with God’s Word. The sad truth is, though, that we are not much better than they are.

We talk about Generation X that carries no labels, no defining characteristics and no sense of destiny. They are a people, centered on their needs and nothing else. They live for themselves and are quite ready to throw out everything that does not suit their lifestyles.

If we are going to be effective in this world, then we must begin to look differently at the aspect of culture. My definition of culture is the way we see things; the way we say things; the way we do things; and the way we respond to things. Now if you keep that in mind, you will understand that we all live within a defined area of how we culturally connect.

When we change our culture and embrace another culture, we become connected to the life of that culture.

If you want God’s best for your life and destiny, then your culture must change.

Like Abraham, it was not good enough for him to change his job. He had to change everything about his life (Gen. 12:1-3). This man of God had to change his whole cultural paradigm in order for God to speak to him about the promise of making him the father of a great nation.

North American Christianity is weak in generational blessing and kingdom promises because we identify more with the culture than with the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is what God has called us to be a part of not another religious institution, doing good works on the planet.

Jesus said the kingdom of God had come and only those who are willing to leave everything they know, while believing and trusting, can truly see His power and grace operating in their lives.

So the question for you today, my friends, is how much of this world do you have in your speaking, thinking and living that is hindering you from really living up to your potential?

1.  We need to speak the Word of God.

2. We need to think like what we speak.

3. We need to seek out those who think like what God said.

4. We need to walk by faith not by fear.

5. We need to live like we are a part of God’s plan and we will succeed.            

Change your speaking, thinking, seeking, and walking and your culture will change.

My prayer for you is that according to Galatians 3, the blessing of Abraham will rest on you and the promise of His grace and power will be yours.  Remember if you want something different, you need to change your culture. – Apostle Anthony Nelson

What is Victory?

Rhema Wordon April 26th, 2011No Comments

It’s that moment when I choose to get up after being knocked down by life

It’s that moment when I choose to forgive when everything in me cries for revenge

It’s that moment I turn my back on fear, doubt and unbelief; when I let go and trust God to catch me when I fall

It’s that last ounce of strength that causes me to worship when all I want to do is curl up and cry because I can’t take it anymore

It’s that moment when my last support has left me and I feel alone and desperate, but still I stand knowing this too will pass

It’s the grace to be kind to someone who you know will never be able to repay you

It’s the strength to feel pain and still remember who you are and not bow to the demands of your own body

If you can do these things everyday for the rest of your life, then you, my friend, will never be numbered among the failures of this life

Remember it’s not what you get, but WHO GIVES IT TO YOU- Apostle Anthony Nelson, Apr. 21, 2011