Enrollment Extended One Week for Radical Infusion School of Inner-Healing and Deliverance!

Radical Infusion 4x6 frontENROLLMENT EXTENDED ONE WEEK!

Due to the decision to record the sessions for the Radical Infusion School of Inner-Healing and Deliverance starting tonight 7pm, and the fact that tonight is the introduction, registration will be opened up for one more week. Applications, references and payments in by Sunday, February 23 will allow you to be included now instead of waiting until fall.  A private link to the recorded introduction session will be sent to you upon receipt of all enrollment requirements. WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

Click HERE to read the original blog post with all the enrollment details.

Mary is a licensed/ordained Reverend/Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as an ordained PDM (Prayer Deliverance Minister) under the spiritual covering & authority of Pastor Jack Valentino of Sword of the Spirit Healing Ministries in Marietta, GA. RADICAL INFUSION School of Inner-healing and Deliverance (www.radicalinfusion.org) operates as a separate entity/ministry under the personal ministry of Mary Held. Mary is also a Core Leader at The HUB Atlanta under the leadership of Leanne Goff, leading and training others in Altar Ministry. To read more about Mary’s testimony, click HERE.

For more information or to apply, please email info@radicalinfusion.org

The application can be found by clicking HERE.

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RADICAL INFUSION School of Inner-healing and Deliverance

ImageNOW AVAILABLE:
RADICAL INFUSION School of Inner-healing and Deliverance
Monday evenings from 7-9:30 pm via SKYPE beginning 2/17/14

(Check back in the fall if you missed this one)

DO YOU HAVE A HEART TO SEE PEOPLE SET FREE FROM THEIR PAST?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER?

Inner-healing and Deliverance Prayer sets people free.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matt 9:36-38

THE CLARION CALL FOR WORKERS TO BE TRAINED TO HEAL THE HARVEST

In the year 2000 I was introduced to the ministry of inner-healing & deliverance. I worked closely with trained ministers and counselors for the next 4 years. In 2009 I met Pastor Jack Valentino of Sword of the Spirit Healing Ministries where I became trained in the discipline of Inner-healing & Deliverance and I’ve been leading people to freedom since.

I am of the opinion that all Christians should go through inner-healing and deliverance prayer at least once. There are many things that have affected us throughout life that we often are not aware of… before the womb, in the womb and after the womb. Spirit-led inner-healing and deliverance prayer reveals and uncovers the “hidden shards of glass” that have the potential to cut us and make us bleed, and can derail our destiny. (See video interview about the vision I had: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao4_S9pJMrA) We all need a RADICAL INFUSION of truth to set us free.

Often God reveals our need for healing in layers, so after I had gone for healing prayer the first time, I returned for additional sessions over time to resolve things that had later come to the surface. As a result, the process of inner-healing prayer has become a discipline in my life and I apply it myself whenever the need arises. You too can learn to navigate through hurdles as they arise. The unhealthy habits, patterns and structures that have formed years earlier begin to be exposed and replaced with biblical responses to life’s circumstances.

More and more people are requesting to meet with me for inner-healing prayer. And my heart wants to minister to them all, but clearly that is not possible. As I cried out to God about their need, the Lord gave me one word: MULTIPLY. While I am called to minister to others in this discipline, just as importantly I am called to train others to be Prayer Deliverance Ministers. With the blessing of my spiritual father Pastor Jack Valentino, I am doing just that.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prayer Deliverance Ministry is not a “formula” but a Spirit-led process that is facilitated by someone who has been trained to understand biblically the impact of our childhood perceptions, traumatic experiences and the habits, patterns and structures we developed as a result. They are trained to lead individuals to pray and release their past by radically infusing them with Truth in their innermost parts. John 8:32 tells us that it’s the TRUTH that sets us free. As we lead others through Inner-healing prayer, the Holy Spirit does the internal work of breaking up those strongholds and replacing the lies with truth.

The curriculum includes:

  1. Fresh revelation that the Lord has given me personally in doing inner-healing & deliverance ministry
  2. Effective ministry techniques & truths I have learned from many sources (whom I quote where I’m able)
  3. Personal development for the student regarding their Identity in Christ so they can be highly effective ministers
  4. Repetitive reinforcement of relying on Holy Spirit and being spirit-led vs. following any one formula or method
  5. Specific suggested resources for further in-depth study many of the topics covered.

You will learn about the root causes of many strongholds and learn to recognize habits, patterns and structures in others so you can facilitate their freedom. In essence you will build a “tool-box” of awareness that will be at your disposal as Holy Spirit leads as to which tool to use and when.

With sound biblical support for every lesson, you will be confident of the power of God behind this amazing, cleansing, healing practice. There will also be emphasis given to recognizing and understanding prayer ministry for DID/MPD (Dissociative Identity Disorder/Multiple Personality Disorder) and S/RA (Satanic / Ritual Abuse) and Mind Control Programming. Therefore Intercession and Spiritual Warfare and training will be incorporated into the classes.

As a Prayer Deliverance Minister, you will be exposed to some very deep issues and demonic strongholds. This ministry is not for the faint of heart. It is a calling from God and you will know if you are called. He doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the call. All you have to do is say YES if He is calling you. He will do the rest.

ENROLLMENT DETAILS

APPLICANT GUIDELINES:

  • Must have salvation through Jesus Christ
  • Must have at least one personal Inner-healing and Deliverance session before starting
  • Must complete extensive application including pastoral reference
  • Must commit to one 2.5-3 hour online class session weekly for 16 weeks. (Sessions will be recorded to view for an occasional absence. No more than 2 absences requested.)

UPON COMPLETION:

  • Certificate of Curriculum Completion
  • Ordination Certificate as a Prayer Deliverance Minister (with your Pastor’s authorization)

DATES/LOCATION:

  • UPDATE: REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING & SUMMER SESSION 2014 IS NOW CLOSED.
  • FALL 2014 SESSION: Tuesday evenings from 7-10pm ET from 9/2/14 – 12/16/14. Click HERE to enroll.
  • Available worldwide via Google Hangouts (all classes in English, no interpretation available)

TUITION/CURRICULUM:

  • Cost is $395 per person ($100 due with application, $100 in weeks 4 & 8, $95 in week 12)
  • Cost is $695 per married couple ($200 due with application, $165 in weeks 4, 8, and 12)
  • Must be paid via Paypal
  • Curriculum sent via email weekly
  • Some required reading. Books are not included in tuition and must be purchased independently.

Mary is a licensed/ordained Reverend/Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as an ordained PDM (Prayer Deliverance Minister) under the spiritual covering & authority of Pastor Jack Valentino of Sword of the Spirit Healing Ministries in Marietta, GA. RADICAL INFUSION School of Inner-healing and Deliverance (www.radicalinfusion.org) operates as a separate entity/ministry under the personal ministry of Mary Held. Mary is also a Core Leader at The HUB Atlanta under the leadership of Leanne Goff. To read more about Mary’s testimony, click HERE.

For more information or to apply, please email info@radicalinfusion.org

The application can be found by clicking HERE.

I Had A Dream…

purple eyeHad a very intense, vivid, staggering dream on June 1st, 2013 that God has reminded me of twice in the last few days. I cannot shake the prompting of the Holy Spirit to again share the message I received from it.

Shortly after the dream the Lord told me several times to be “VIGILANT”. It means: “On the alert; watchful; keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger, as while others are sleeping or unsuspicious.”

THE MESSAGE FROM MY DREAM:
We can shelter ourselves from the evil in the world by turning off the media, turning a blind eye, and creating an ideal environment around us and our families that appears free from evil’s impact. But the day is coming where even the comfort of our everyday lives will be impacted and we won’t be able to “turn it off” or turn away. It will impact our personal lives so deeply that it cannot go unnoticed. It is brewing around us in the spirit realm even now, but will not manifest in the natural until the appointed time.

There are people, places and organizations in place now that are not what they appear. There is conspiracy behind the scenes that will soon be revealed. But it will be too late to stop the effects of what has been accumulating. This is not to frighten anyone, but a warning to BE READY, and to teach our children to be ready. The worst thing we can do is create a bubble around them leaving them vulnerable and unequipped. We should not fear if we have Jesus! And we must raise our children to know Him personally! Their generation will experience far more than we will when it comes to evil.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph 6:12) We look in shock on the sudden devastation from tornadoes, etc. But the coming destruction will be aimed even further at the morals of our country, and the morals of our children. A moral-less generation is arising. It will not be an unexplainable weather phenomenon that we have to blame, but atrocities that will have been orchestrated in the minds of people controlled by evil, who have a seared conscious and no moral compass. We will find ourselves in awe that such heinous acts could be tolerated, let alone planned.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS:
Historical evidence shows that the early church grew exponentially primarily because of one thing: PERSECUTION. This is not about us, but about souls for the Kingdom! We won’t have time for a pity party. It’s time to pray & rejoice now, and it will be time to pray & rejoice then, as the greatest harvest of all time begins. We know the victory belongs to JESUS! ARE YOU READY to be a light in darkness? The greater the darkness, the brighter His LIGHT will shine.

MAY THOSE WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR respond in faith, prayer and Kingdom action.

THERE IS HOPE!
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, click here: http://www.maryloveslife.org/A-Gift-for-You.html

Eph 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Don Potter Explains The 432hz Frequency

432Hz MusicI recently received a prophetic word about frequencies, sound, etc and that God was going to reveal Himself to me in it (how He is in it). In the three short weeks since that word, every time I turn around something is coming across my path that has to do with this subject! (books, articles, posts, blogs, podcasts, webcasts, live teachings, etc.) God is good!

This past Friday night (Sept 13, 2013) Don Potter (musician from Morningstar Ministries) spoke about music and Heaven’s sound. The message was profound about what the enemy has stolen from the Kingdom regarding sound and music. You may have heard (I had not) that it is believed that Hitler’s propaganda people made 440hz the main frequency used in music since Hitler. They changed it (influenced by the enemy) to set people out of harmony with the earth. God created the earth and everything in it on the 432hz frequency where healing can flow through the music. In 440hz it cannot flow to us because our human bodies are tuned to 432hz.. So is all of nature. Instruments since the 1930′s are all tuned to 440hz to keep us out of harmony.

This information blew me away. I shared it with our worship leader and he was blown away too and said it makes perfect sense! He said he is re-tuning their instruments to 432hz… back to the frequency of GOD! I thought you might be blessed by this.

I’m sharing this information with every pastor / worshiper / musician / warrior I can think of. And I hope you would too! God is waking us up to the delusion so we can be healed, restored and empowered as His Bride!

Let’s get our frequency back!

I know the tendency when people hear this type of subject matter is to think, “Gee, that sounds a bit NEW AGE.” But God is really bringing to my awareness lately (through many other sources) so many things that we (Christians) tend to consider ‘demonic’ that are actually God ideas but the enemy has created counterfeits to the original. The ORIGINAL, POWERFUL, GOD-ORDAINED, GOD-DESIGNED, GOD-INTENDED purpose behind these things has been lost because we’ve written off the originals, mistakenly thinking the entire topic is demonic. BUT GOD! He truly is waking us up to the delusions and to HIS original intentions so we can be FREE and operate in the power of the Kingdom! WOOT!

Added 5/17/14:

Here is more that God has brought across my path on this subject…

Here is Don Potter’s message about the 432hz frequency:
http://youtu.be/N7v3cQI6Vz8

A very informative blog post:
http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/08/440hz-music-conspiracy-to-detune-good-vibrations-from-natural-432hz.html
A book called PHYSICS OF HEAVEN...the website is:
http://heavensphysics.com/

JoAnn McFatter: Frequencies & Sound
http://companyofburninghearts.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-04T06_31_36-07_00

SOUND OF HEAVEN / SYMPHONY OF EARTH by Ray Hughes
There are many other GREAT books on this link, but to find this one by Ray Hughes in particular you must scroll down alphabetically to find it.
http://annalizemouton.com/more-reading/

ENJOY!

WILL YOU ENLIST IN GOD’S SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP? OR WILL YOU WAIT TO BE DRAFTED?

bootcampWILL YOU ENLIST IN GOD’S SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP?

OR WILL YOU WAIT TO BE DRAFTED?

PURPOSES OF SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP
(modified from actual Military Boot Camp descriptions):

1. To teach you how to learn (and stay teachable) and become adaptable to changing circumstances and environments.

2. To breakdown your worldly identity and rebuild your spiritual identity, allowing you to walk in your God-given authority.

3. Desensitize you so you are equipped to handle difficult circumstances and not be moved or shaken.

DESENSITIZE
a. To render less sensitive.
b. To make (an individual) nonreactive
c. To make emotionally less sensitive or unresponsive, as by long exposure

4. Prepare you for all elements of reasonable service in the Kingdom of God.

PREPARE:
a. To make ready beforehand for a specific purpose
b. To put together or make by combining various elements
c. To equip
d. To lead up to and soften

5. To strengthen you mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

6. To expand your capacity to discern the enemy’s tactics and respond effectively.

TIPS TO SURVIVING SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP
(modified from an article about Military Boot Camp)

1. Shut Up and Listen
Learn not to do anything from your own initiative. Always be listening for God to speak in every situation.

2. You Don’t Make the Rules
Don’t argue with God. There is no way on earth that you will win, and it will no doubt cost you in time, energy and maybe even money.

3. Pick Me
Be careful what you wish for. Standing out can have its rewards, but it is a double-edged sword. Becoming a warrior puts a big target on your back. If you are asked to volunteer for a leadership assignment, you will find you will be responsible for others and held to a higher standard.

4. Prioritize
In Boot Camp your life is going to be broken down into two categories; things you want to do, and things God wants you to do. The temptation will be strong to slack off, procrastinate or only do your own thing. Don’t.

5. Stay Focused
Don’t get discouraged or give in to the temptation to give up. Quitting should not an option. Don’t look too far ahead and stay focused on the task at hand.

6. Help Your Buddy
Your life is not your own anymore. You will live, eat, sleep, fight and die as a team [Body of Christ]. The sooner you learn to work as a team (stop focusing on yourself), the sooner life will get better for you. Boot camp is about being part of the team; selfish motives & selfish ambition are weeded out and swiftly taken care of. You need to focus on the “WE” [Kingdom of God / Big Picture] aspect of everything you do.

7. Do Not Question the Logic Behind What You’re Doing
Just about everything you will do in Boot Camp has a purpose, even if some things you must do are difficult, inconvenient, or uncomfortable. There will come times when you will want to question why you are doing something, which, in your opinion, is stupid and a waste of your time. There are times what you are required to do won’t seem “fair”. Just suck it up, obey and trust God.

ACTS 20:22-24
And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. [caps mine]

God is preparing His Army, of which I am one. Will you let Him prepare you? He needs us prepared & desensitized so that what used to “freak us out” will no longer freak us out. We will be able to go places we could not go before because we will have been made ready and will no longer react emotionally to that same environment / situation… WE WILL NOT BE MOVED.

THE BODY OF CHRIST MUST RISE UP TO THE FRONT LINES INSTEAD OF RETREATING IN THIS WORLDWIDE BATTLE FOR SOULS. SOON THERE WILL BE NO OTHER OPTION.

WILL YOU ENLIST? OR WILL YOU BE DRAFTED?

Recognizing Your REAL Enemy…

enemyThe Lord has shown me over time that there is a spirit of PERVERSION that comes to DISTORT, PERVERT, and TWIST. It manifests in many forms but in all cases the intent is to GRIEVE, cause PAIN and to VEX God and His people. The word PERVERT is most commonly thought to only refer to sexual perversion. But the word actually refers to anything that twisted from its original intention. Sex was a good thing created by God to be a blessing between a man and a woman in the context of marriage, but satan has PERVERTED it to be used outside of marriage, between same sexes, within family relationships and even with animals. The original intention of sex was PERVERTED. This same spirit seeks to PERVERT anything with good intentions to become something bad:

PERVERT

  • to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • to put to a bad or improper use
  • to cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt
  • to bring to a bad or worse condition; debase
  • to put to a wrong or improper use; misuse
  • to interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort
  • change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • to lead into mental error or false judgment
  • misapply

We must be aware of this EVIL SPIRIT so we learn how to pray, interceded and practice spiritual warfare, lest we begin to lose our love for humanity and our need for forgiveness and redemption. We must hate the sin, and love the sinner. We must pray against the spirit, not against the person. We must wage war in the heavenlies for our battle is not against flesh and blood. We must guard ourselves spiritually from those who unwittingly give place to these spirits to operate, but our hearts must be right before God regarding others. We cannot harbor unforgiveness, bitterness or resentment, but must choose to walk in love and forgiveness toward everyone. We must see the bigger picture. While it may affect us personally at a very personal level, we must recognize we are just pawns in a much greater scheme to tear down the Church at large and destroy our witness and credibility.

This perverted spirit commonly manifests itself in the form of MISUNDERSTANDING among each other in the Body of Christ. Misunderstanding is defined as:

  • a failure to understand properly
  • mistake as to meaning or intent
  • putting the wrong interpretation on
  • an understanding of something that is not correct
  • false impression
  • to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly
  • to fail to understand or interpret rightly the words or behavior of

This spirit takes the words or intentions of someone and “twists” them as they are sent from the sender to the recipient. Therefore what is received is “twisted” or “perverted” from what was intended to be sent. Often this can cause strife and division, or improper judgment of others and their actions/motives. When misunderstanding comes between two people, it is often not recognized by the receiver because they are convinced they properly discerned what they saw/heard, not realizing that the original motive or intention had been influenced by this spirit and twisted when they received it.

This spirit also causes many to MISUNDERSTAND God’s intention in the Word of God and therefore TWIST the meaning of Scripture. This causes much division in the Body of Christ. Many who are afflicted by this perverted spirit will justify many things that are bad by twisting the meaning of the Word.

Here are some examples in the Word of God of “twisting” of things by this perverted spirit:

Psalm 56:5  

KJV – Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

NIV – All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me.

NASU – All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.

The Hebrew word used here for WREST, TWIST or DISTORT is OT:6087 – bx^u* ‎`atsab (aw-tsab’) and it means: to wrest, to carve, to vex

  • WREST: to twist or turn from the proper course, application, use, meaning, or the like; wrench.
  • CARVE: To cut with care or precision into a desired shape to achieve or gain (something)
  • VEX: To agitate, stir up, toss about

2 Peter 3:16

NIV – His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

NKJV – … as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

KJV – As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

The Hebrew word used here for DISTORT, TWIST and WREST is NT:4761 ‎ ‎strebloo (streb-lo’-o) and it means: to wrench, to pervert: to twist, i.e. turn quite around or reverse convert, turn, i.e. revolution; turning.

Micah 3:9           

NIV – Hear this, you leaders of the house of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;

NASU – Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and twist everything that is straight.

NKJV – Now hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert all equity…

These all use the Hebrew word OT:6140 vq^u* ‎`aqash (aw-kash’) which means: to twist, to distort, to pervert, to make crooked

We must always be aware of the enemy’s schemes and remember to PRAY for those who persecute us – knowing they are influenced by evil. We must even pray for those who have hurt us or been influenced by evil against us.

2 Cor 2:9-11

For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. NKJV

Eph 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. NIV

And we too must stay prayed up so that we ourselves do not fall prey to the enemy’s schemes and become deceived by this spirit, therefore casting false judgment on others or becoming bitter and demanding vengeance. We are not above being deceived. We must stay humble and continually place our own hearts/motives before the Lord.

There is no condemnation if we do get caught up in the enemy’s schemes. We can just repent and humble ourselves before the Lord as King David did in Psalm 139. In verses 1-18 he recites is trust in God at all times… he rehearses God’s attributes of faithfulness, sovereignty and omnipresence. Then in verses 19-22 he seems to have a momentary relapse into his “flesh” and asks God to slay his enemies and never forgive them (this is David’s “Jonah” moment). He even begins to almost try to convince God of why he is justified in his motives! But then he rebounds back into the Spirit and humbles himself in verse 23-24, recognizing the ugliness in his own heart and asking God to heal the offensive ways in him. This too can be our response when we have become bitter, unforgiving or vengeful.

Psalm 139 (NIV)

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

You hem me in — behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.

(His moment of frustration and venting with a wrong heart…)

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

(His return to humility…)

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

It’s a daily battle to keep our hearts right with God and with others. My prayer is that this post will help you see you are not alone in your struggle and persecution. THIS IS THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN. We must stay close to God and keep our hearts in His hands.

God is a faithful God and is waiting to lead us into the way everlasting if we will just ask!

Blessings ~
Mary

PS)  The Lord also reminded me that during these seasons we should pray to break WORD CURSES spoken against us. It would take another blog post to teach on the power of words, but negative things spoken by others over us can affect us or curse us. So when you find yourself in the midst of misunderstanding/false accusation, etc with others, it is good to pray:

“In the name of Jesus, I break all word curses spoken against me and command every assignment of the enemy set against me to be broken in Jesus name.”

Those who are unwittingly used by this perverted spirit against us, can also unwittingly speak things about us they believe to be truth. So we are wise to break this off of ourselves while we forgive and pray for them.

WHEN PERSECUTION COMES… KEEP CALM, RISE UP and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!

Keep calm and rise upThe theme that God is speaking to me about (through personal revelation, conference speakers and random things I’m reading or listening to at this appointed time) is:

John 15:20-16:4 (partial below)
15:20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me…. 

16:1 “All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you.

All of the war in our world is a HOLY war… it is evil against God and God’s people… the entire attempt is to discredit and destroy the Church. The church in America has been spared from severe persecution compared to almost all other countries in the world. But in 2013 persecution will increase for the church in America and the rubber will hit the road… testing our endurance. How will we respond? Persecution will come through terroristic activity but also through others who are family, friends, church leaders and fellow believers. A deception will come that will bring betrayal, division and a sifting in the Body of Christ.

BUT REJOICE! WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR if we have the Lord! Even death cannot have us! We must prepare our hearts to stay focused on CHRIST, not take things personally, but recognize the greater attempts of the enemy to destroy the Christian Church. STAND STRONG, STAY PRAYED UP, STAY IN THE SECRET PLACE so you don’t become cynical, offended and derailed. It’s time for the church to RISE UP! If we can send out a cry for a football team, then we should even more so send out the cry to the Church… RISE UP!!!! Don’t retreat when times get tough… RISE UP! Like Paul Keith David said this weekend at the MorningStar New Year’s Eve Conference: We must live FROM A POSITION OF VICTORY at all times, no matter what the circumstances around you!

WHEN PERSECUTION COMES…

KEEP CALM, RISE UP…

and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!