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By Jesus' Right Hand, Aug 5 2018 03:44PM

We have been hearing a lot about the weary days ahead and even the weary days we are experiencing now. How do we all stay on top of it all no matter what comes? One of the things this ministry does is to meet together regularly to pray for our county and for others. The Bible we are to think of whatever things are of a good report, things that are true and whatever is perfect. We’ll never overcome these days by looking on all the negative things that are being presented to us because that is developing fear in our minds. Our adversary prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. His tactics are causing fear, worry, depression and oppression in order to disable us so won’t be able to fight the good fight of faith. The enemy tries each day to disable us in all of these areas in order to make us weak. But God made it possible to be strong in the Lord when Jesus died on the cross for us. He gave His life up so that we could be assured that all things are possible to us. In John 16:33 it says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” There is nothing too big or too small for God! He cares about every trial we go through. He is bigger than any trial that we will ever go through, however we have to stand strong and believe in the truth of His Word. He hears every one of our prayers. Matthew 7:7-8 tells us “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Do you really believe it or are you the person who does not believe it until you see it like the disciple John? He didn’t believe it was Jesus until he saw the nail scarred hands with his own eyes. Yes, things don’t look good in the world, but do you believe prayer changes things? If we focus on the good things God has done our faith will grow. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We trust in His promises like this one and believe that Jesus did it all on the cross for us in order to have complete victory. Imagine if you were standing in a smelly garbage dump and you look around. If you continue to focus on your surroundings you would soon begin to feel overwhelmed and depressed. However if you would simply look up you can see the beautiful sky with all is fluffy clouds and know that God is there and He sees it all. What are you focusing on today? Do you believe there is much more for your life? If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord you will be saved from it. God loves us all and He wants the best for us. Do you believe this? Here are a few Scriptures that we all should be reading in His Word that will build our faith to know that we are saved, sealed and delivered from bondage through Jesus Christ our Lord: Psalm 37:19, Psalm 91, Philippians 4:8-9, Matthew 7:7-8, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Mark 10:27. Look them up today! God is still on the throne and loves you very much. He knows it all and wants us to believe He can do it if we do not doubt. Just thank Him for another day of life. It’s not over until it is over. We still have much to do for Him all through Jesus Christ our Lord. Just be still and know (Psalm 46).

By Jesus' Right Hand, Jul 7 2018 02:59PM

Today I write with an aching heart. Almost four weeks ago I lost my best, closest and unconditional-loving friend. Her name was Lizzie and she was a little Lhasa Apso dog that I loved very much. She was with me wherever I happened to be. She met at the door when I came home, eager to be in my lap when I rested. Lizzie was with me almost 10 years. When she wanted me to know how much she loved me she would lick me to let me know that she appreciated what I did for her. Very seldom did I ever have to scold her but whenever I did she would come to me and want to be held afterward. But there were times when she would do some unusual things. For example, after I fed her in the morning she would go into the family room and sit or even lay for an hour or so and look at the wall behind the couch. After some research and talking with other Christian pet owners it seemed our pets, including Lizzie were seeing something we could not see and we thought it may be angels. We talked about it often. I would ask her if she had seen the angels today and she would turn and look at the wall. We shared so much together. However the biggest lesson I learned from her was the unconditional love she gave me, no matter whether the circumstances were good or bad. I told her I loved her and she received it and understood me. She became ill and refused to take her medicine and then eventually quit eating and drinking and went downhill very quickly. She didn’t suffer and those that came to our home could not get over the peace that was in her and in our home and on her. She loved people and would run to them and bring them a toy so they would play with her. Everyone felt she was special and we all knew she was a gift from God for this appointed time. God took her peacefully at the appointed time also. I learned so much more about unconditional love through my time with Lizzie. In the Bible it gives the definition of that kind of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love suffers long and is kind, does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, it is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.” I don’t know about you but I don’t know if I can ever get through a day without failing God. However, I confess my sin and ask for forgiveness and then try again. God continues to love me anyway, just as He does with you. Read the rest of the 13th chapter in 1 Corinthians, it is very good. The world needs that kind of love. We set the example and pray others receive it. Unconditional love is priceless. How is your love walk? Do you understand unconditional love? Oh how I miss Lizzie, my special fiend, but I know I will see her again.

By Jesus' Right Hand, Apr 26 2018 02:32PM

Yesterday was such a different day than I’ve ever experienced in Christ Jesus. It lasted throughout the entire day. Much of this was explained to me as I just sat quietly and listened. When I woke up I called on the Scriptures more than I usually do in the morning. However, I was not particularly concerned over anything. I got up and noticed there was an unusually strong peace that God tells us about in Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I was still questioning some of it when I left home for our Tuesday morning fellowship. As we began sharing we found out that all of us that were there were experiencing the same deep peace. We pretty much surmised that this was a level of the peace of God we haven’t experienced until now. It lasted all day and it was an awesome experience once we understood what was happening. We didn’t ask for it, it just came upon us. It certainly was beyond our understanding and such a wonderful blessing. As the Scripture in Philippians said, it was a peace that we couldn’t understand, so we just sang and praised the Lord. We had no worries about crucial things that were trying to distract us. We truly felt we were experiencing a little bit of Heaven. He had our concerns in HIS hands and it was comfort to us to be cared for in such a way. This Scripture came our way as we were experiencing this peace in a new way: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,” (Isaiah 30:15) and “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” (Isaiah 32:17). We have been asking God for this but we knew that His timing was most important. When we had given everything to Him and we least expected it God blessed us all with this peace when we woke up that morning. Do you need that kind of blessings? Remember, you cannot make it happen. It’s time to relax and let Him have it and just wait and see what will happen if we trust Him. Please give it all to God and then be still. “Be still, and know that I am God; (Psalm 46:10). “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20)

By Jesus' Right Hand, Apr 5 2018 03:45PM

I pondered many a day wondering what I am to share with you all. The Holy Spirit has been teaching me some great lessons. They’ve come so quickly that I was unable to make a selection of what and how to share. I am learning so much so quickly. The lesson I’m learning is to “be still and know”. I do admit that I can hardly wait to share what the Holy Spirit has revealed as it been some time since I have written the blog. I have the opportunity to entertain Christ in my life at the breakfast table each morning. In my spirit, I see Him as He sits with me, having such a gentle look on His face as He is smiling at me. It’s as if He’s saying, “Do you know how much I love you and the great plans I have for anyone that will be still and listen?” This has been continually coming to me and I must admit that I haven’t been as still as I should. He doesn’t condemn me but gently waits on me to be able to receive it all. Christians have a great opportunity to give out the love of Jesus, and that love covers it all. I was led to go back to my journals and found a word given to me at the beginning of 2017. It read, “There is nothing that will occur in your life from troubles or sharing that love cannot cure.” What God was telling me is that there is no problem or concern that couldn’t be solved through love. Many times that type of love does not come because we are judging or not understanding the person or situation. If anyone comes to us burdened down with cares, we are not obligated to solve it on our own. God says He is the vindicator for us. All we have to do is to share, comfort and love that individual in the name of Jesus for His glory. We are not to judge or correct them, only use the Word that God gives us through the Holy Spirit. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God”. That entire chapter in Psalms talks about everything shaking and yet in the midst of it all, God says to just be still. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah was running from Jezebel. He ran into a cave to rest for the night, longing to hear from God. The Lord asked him to come out of the cave to hear from Him. As he stood on the mountain, there was a great wind, an earthquake and then fire. But God’s voice wasn’t in any of them. However, when God began to speak to Elijah it was a still small voice that gave him the instruction. Do you need some answers in your life? Are you broken and can’t seem to find the way out? The solution is just so simple. I’ve found out that during these trials I needed Jesus ever so much. As I searched the scriptures, and it seems that over and over He is saying “Be still and wait and you will see and know the truth and the truth will set you free.” It almost sounds too easy. However when I be still and quiet my busy mind the answers do come. It happens when we humble ourselves and, by faith, know the answer is on the way. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20). Open your heart, believe, and trust God to bring it to pass and He will in His timing!

By Jesus' Right Hand, Feb 2 2018 04:13PM

Recently, there have been many tragic things come to our Prayer Team’s attention for prayer. We have a prayer meeting at my home on Sunday nights and have seen many miracles through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One of the prayer requests involved a beautiful one year old girl. They took her to University of Iowa Hospital which is Iowa’s equivalent of Mayo Clinic. A few days after she was there they determined she had shaken baby syndrome. She could not see or move and was comatose. After many examinations they told her parents she was brain dead and they needed to think about pulling life support from her. So many people were praying for her and God heard all those prayers. Before they could discontinue life support her blood count had to be down to 20, but it never came down lower than 29. What a miracle! They did more tests and found one side of her brain was alive. (Yet another miracle!) The doctors wanted to induce her into a deeper coma but they told her parents that they would not be able to bring her out of this this coma. THEY SAID SHE WOULD HAVE TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF THIS ONE. We continued to pray. It was not that long after that prayer that she did come out of it. We prayed that she would fight this battle in her own strength and she did. (One more miracle!) What a little fighter! Recently, they moved her to a children’s rehabilitation center that was closer to home, a place where she would receive more attention to help her with recovery. The doctors said she was blind and would never see again. They now believe she has sight in one eye and her parents say she is now trying to communicate with them. She is sitting up with a little help. Praise God! Her parents have not left her side and continue to be supportive to all that this little one has made. The journey this precious little girl has been on has taught all of us about fighting the fight that Jesus made possible for us at the cross. We are fighting the good fight of faith for this little one. We are all fighting the good fight in many ways. Can we hang on and remind God of His promises? We are praying that this little one will not get weary and give up the fight. Are you in situations that need you to stand up and pray what God has promised? The purpose of these trials in the first place is to test our faith. We have to fight to not let these trials weaken our faith. It is time to FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT the good fight of faith. We must stay strong and fight! We must not allow the enemy to steal our strength and the power of the Word. This is a strong message. When we ask Jesus into our hearts we are given everything we need to emerge strong from any battle. (2 Peter 2-4). God has shown us how. If a little one year old girl can fight her way back from where she began with prayer support, then we certainly can fight. James 1: 2-4 tells us, “Count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds. For the testing of your faith develops perseverance and perseverance must finish its work, that you be complete and mature lacking no good thing.” He is making us ready so we can get through anything in Christ Jesus our Lord. So…..we must get up because NO ONE CAN DO IT FOR US! FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND BELIEVE IN THE VICTORY IT BRINGS! Blessings to you all.

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