The Joy of the Lord

…for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, the Joy of the Lord is my strength (Neh. 8:10b)

Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t do THIS anymore (whatever YOUR THIS is)?

There have been so many times that I felt like I couldn’t go through weakness, tiredness, and fatigue again. I had experienced this alot during a time in my life that I didn’t understand what was going on; before I was diagnosed with a tumor in the middle of my brain.

I would go to God; literally crawling on my knees into my secret place and say, “God I can’t do this.” I would stay there and simply talk to my Father in heaven as He was my very best friend. When I walked away EVERYTIME; I would have joy and strength that only He could have imparted to me.

Then He told me that “I need not fight in this battle, for the battle in not yours BUT MINE! Only station yourself, stand see the salvation of the Lord in your behalf.” 2 Chron. 20:17

I stood on this scripture and continued through the process as I was daily going to my secret place in the middle of the day, falling on my knees and saying, “God I can’t do this.” Then I would talk to Him. Sometimes I would sing to Him, sometimes I would say, “I don’t really have anything to say, so I’m just going to sit here.” He never let me down.

Jesus Christ IS the Living God and there is NO god on earth that can do that. No amount of meditation on other beliefs, no foreign god, no statue of wood, or granite or anything else, can satisfy and give you what you need. ONLY the Living God can do that for you. But, YOU have to go to Him as an act of YOUR will. He will not invade your space unless invited by you.

So If you’re weak, tired, hurting, feeling betrayed, etc…or just plain fed-up with life and people.

Run to God NOT away from Him. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. There is NOT one thing that He can’t or won’t help you through. Your responsibility is only to COME TO HIM freely and honestly. He won’t be offended by you. He loves you very much.

The next time you feel this way, try it! Be honest and let Him know that you can’t do it on your own and ask Him to help you. He will.

Get Ready

There are so many scriptures being fulfilled right now at a rapid pace.

It is so amazing how accurate God’s Word is. Jesus gave many clues of His return in Matt. 24, and of the things we will see before His return.

He warns us in the same chapter, that many false prophets will arise and MISLEAD MANY. The ONLY way to know if someone is falsely prophesying, is to KNOW what God’s WORD says. Then you will know if it’s the truth or not.

He said that many would come in His name, saying I am the Christ and will mislead many; Many will fall away from the faith and betray one another and hate one another.

Then He says in Matt. 24:27; “For just as the lightning comes from the East and flashes even to the West so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” In other words, EVERY EYE will SEE HIM when He returns and they will have NO excuse as to why they didn’t believe in Him.

I was worshiping in my Secret Place; I heard “GET READY”, as I was
Pondering GET READY, I heard it again, “GET READY for the greatest move of God THIS Nation has EVER seen; “It might not LOOK LIKE what you think.”

That was a little puzzling to me. Then I thought about something He said to me on Oct. 21, 2017 as I was getting ready for the day. Out-of-the-blue I heard, “You need not worry about drink or food for I AM your provision.

God is getting His people ready for the coming of the Lord. Are you ready? Are you repentant? Are you FULLY IN LOVE WITH JESUS? Do you sing with your mouth at church; but your heart is far away from really worshiping Him?

He’s looking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. God is holy and we are to be also.

Jesus didn’t save us to look like the world. He saved us OUT of the world, so that people will see THERE IS HOPE IN JESUS. People NEED what we have!


The Key of David

Psalm 108 is one of my favorite Psalms

God is praised and is supplicated to give Victory!

It begins with David telling God that his heart is steadfast in Him and then goes on to declare that he will sing praises to God and that even his soul will sing praises to God. He gives thanks to the Lord in front of the people and the Nations. 

  • He exalts God in ways that no one else did
  • He was the most repentant man  
  • David’s heart was after God and God took notice of it
  • David didn’t want to offend God
  • He was always praising and worshiping God
  • He always asked God what to do in situations he KNEW he needed wisdom in 

The key of David that I talk about is in Ps. 108:8 Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; JUDAH IS MY SCEPTER!

There is a couple of the things to note here, Judah means PRAISE and SCEPTER is ROYAL POWER! Think about this; God inhabits the PRAISE’S of His people.

The next thing I would like to share about the “KEY” of David is found in two places in the Word that are particularly worthy of being noticed. (there are more, but I’m pointing these two out.)

Zechariah 12:7 The Lord also will save (protect) the tents of “JUDAH” FIRST, so that the GLORY of THE HOUSE of DAVID and the GLORY of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will NOT be magnified above JUDAH.

God sees PRAISE as the highest form of worship. When you PRAISE God you can feel electricity in the air. That IS GOD’S Power being manifested. Then when you lay hands on someone who is sick or demon possessed they are healed and set in their right minds.

The next thing I would like to share about the “KEY” of David is found in Psalm 110

Psalm 110:1-3 

V.1 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand UNTIL I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” (talking about Jesus)

V.2 The Lord will stretch forth Your ‘STRONG SCEPTER’ (Royal Power) FROM ZION saying, “RULE in the midst of Your enemies.”

V.3 Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your Power; in holy array (the splendor of holiness), from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.

Okay, let me break this down. The Lord is going to STRETCH His STRONG SCEPTER; ROYAL POWER from Zion (the church & Israel; the Jewish people) We’ve been GRAFTED INTO the Vine!!! The Jewish people ARE God’s Chosen people. God is going to USE you AS His ROYAL SCEPTER “IN” His Power in these LAST DAYS, to do GREAT exploits according to the book of Daniel.

When you Praise and worship Jesus He CLOTHES YOU in HOLY ARRAY!! In other words, the devil/enemy CAN’T TELL IF IT’S YOU OR GOD, and He’s NOT going to mess with God! 

The way that you will be PROTECTED in the days ahead IS THROUGH PRAISE AND REPENTANCE!!!! Keep Your heart clean and your mind clear! Stop worshiping at the porn shop, golf course, bank, house…etc…meaning DON’T let the THINGS of this world GRAB your attention!

If you’ve got your eyes on YOURSELF you will be DEPRESSED; If you’ve got your eyes on OTHERS you’ll be OPPRESSED; BUT, if you’ve got your eyes ON GOD; YOU’LL BE AT REST!!



The Word

The Word!

The single MOST IMPORTANT thing to the Follower of Christ. Why?

Hebrews 4:12 The Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE and SHARPER than ANY two-edged sword, piercing as far as the division of SOUL and SPIRIT, of both JOINTS and MARROW, and able to JUDGE THE THOUGHTS and INTENTIONS of the HEART.

  • Jesus IS THE WORD!!! John 1:1

  • The Word is ALIVE when you SPEAK IT, angels harken to perform it. Psalm 103:20
  • God Watches OVER His Word to perform it. Isaiah 55:11
  • It KEEPS you from sinning! Psalm 119:11
  • It cleans your mind by washing it so that you’re sanctified. Eph. 5:26

The day is coming when the written Word will be removed. Amos 8:11

When THE WORD is removed the anti-christ will be revealed. 2 Thess. 2:7

Get into the Word! Trust the Word and NOT yourself. “But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew ALL men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.” John 2:24-25

Jesus made this statement; Luke 18:7-8 NOW, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? V.8 I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, WILL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?”

How does FAITH COME? By hearing and hearing and hearing the Word of Christ everyday. NOT HAVING HEARD!!!

Read it, Speak it, LIVE IT!!!! The time is coming quickly when people will NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE and will want to have their ears tickled with preachers who will ONLY PREACH what is convenient and easy on their ears. Beware of this kind of teaching! IF THE TEACHING of Christ does NOT convict you and CHALLENGE you then IT’S NOT THE GOSPEL of Christ!  It’s time for the Body of Christ to grow to FULL MATURITY! 


The Glory of the Lord is filling the Earth

Glory Means: High, Renown, or Honor won by NOTABLE achievements, magnificence or great beauty.

We are to worship the Lord in the beauty of His Holiness.

Psalm 96:9 (KJV) “Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness. Fear before Him, all the earth.

Psalm 29:2 (KJV) “Give unto the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness.

1 Chronicles 16:29 (KJV) Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; bring an offering, and come before Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness.”

Do you KNOW what the offering is that He’s speaking about? He wants you to bring and offering of worship. He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah; Judah mean praise! He will save the tents of Judah FIRST!

Zech. 12:7 says, “The LORD also will save the tents of Judah FIRST, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will NOT be magnified ABOVE Judah (Praise).”

What does God inhabit? The PRAISES of His people. In praise and worship is your joy and strength, BECAUSE He comes in where He’s welcome. When you worship Him; that’s when you experience Him. This is why when you are being attacked by the enemy and lift your voice in worship the attack stops; because now God is enthroned in your heart ABOVE the shouts of the enemy.

God’s glory is filling the earth. Get ready to see amazing things in these days, as you lift Him up ABOVE the circumstances in your life.

**There are times in my secret place that God’s presence is so real that I don’t want to leave. I just want to stay in His presence all the time. I’m still learning after 30 years how to go about my day, walking in His presence; Listening to His voice. It’s actually very fun.**

God’s heart is for you to completely surrender to Him; the funny thing is that YOU are the one who receives the blessing from worship. He is blessed when we worship Him; but WE RECEIVE the blessings from our faith filled act of worship.

Try it! Go to God IN FULL FAITH and determine ahead of time to shut EVERYTHING OUT, TO SIMPLY Worship your Creator, and watch as the peace of God and Joy of God floods your very being.

Return to the Lord

It’s time to get right with God

**Joel 2:15-16
V.15 Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly.
V.16 gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the
Children and the nursing infants. Let the Bridegroom come out of His room and the Bride out of her Bridal Chamber. **

Most people in the Body of Christ have forgotten what it means to repent; go get right with God. Most people think that once you’re saved, you’re ALWAYS saved…but that is not the case. When you get born again you are TRANSFORMED into A NEW man/woman IN CHRIST.

This means that you put AWAY the things you used to do and the OLD way you used to live  by completely surrendering your way to HIS WAY; that means that you are setting your heart and mind to completely following JESUS.

**The Lord told me that the church is compromising with the world; He said, “Tell my people to repent and get right with Me” He said, “I Am a God of Grace and Love BUT I AM also a God of justice and I AM THE JUDGE; how will they KNOW Who I am if My people look just like them?” “He said I Am gathering My army together; it’s time for the RANKS TO FALL IN LINE.” **

I know as I’m writing this, that it’s controversial…Well, so was Jesus! He loves you SO much; that’s why He gave His life for you, but He said in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is A NEW CREATION; the old things PASSED AWAY; behold, NEW THINGS have come.

When you get born again, you should desire to represent Him well. That means, by the way you live your life. I believe that there is a FRESH MOVE OF GOD and that is coming to the Church, in fact it’s already begun. I know that you want to be a part of the Army of God to usher in this FRESH MOVE, right? Seek Him, Worship Him, and read His Word every day. His return is very close.

Run after God; asking Him, “Father, is there ANYTHING IN MY LIFE that displeases You; Please, help me change for Your Glory; that I may bring You Glory by the way I live and treat others.”

He’s looking for those whos heart are pure before Him. Are you one? Are you living for yourself or Jesus?




Baptism’s made simple

There is such controversy over salvation and the Holy Spirit and the role He plays.

Is the baptism of John from man or God? Luke 20:4

Is the baptism of the Holy Spirit From man or God? Acts 2:1-4

Lets look at the Word.

Mark 1:4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  (for salvation)

Many believe that when you get saved you receive the Holy Spirit, and that is the ONLY baptism of the Holy Spirit. BUT, If that was the only baptism then why did Jesus tell His disciples to wait for the promise from the Father?

Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem UNTIL they RECEIVED what the Father had promised which is POWER from ON HIGH.

In the upper room tongues of fire appeared on the heads of those waiting for the promise of the Father; not a fire that burns on the outside to hurt, but One that burns on the inside to HEAL. They began to speak in other tongues (a language that wasn’t their native tongue).

Some denominations believe that speaking in other tongues has past away OR is of the devil. This is because of ignorance. Jesus would never give someone the GIFT of the Holy Spirit if it were of the devil; since they are in opposition to one another.

I KNOW for a fact the devil has counterfeit tongues, because I’ve encountered this. While I was praying with a woman who I went to church with one day,  I had a yucky feeling (a check) in my spirit as soon as she started praying in a language I couldn’t understand.

A few years later I saw her again after not seeing her for years. She told me that she had received a new prayer language and that she was told by the Lord  that the language she was speaking in before wasn’t from Him.

Jesus clearly made a distinction between Johns baptism and receiving the BAPTISM of the Holy Spirit in Act. 1:5.

There is a scripture that rarely if ever gets quoted and I would like to share that now:

Acts 10:44-47: While Peter was still speaking these words the Holy Spirit fell upon ALL those who were listening to the message.

V.45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

V.46 For they were HEARING them SPEAKING WITH TONGUES AND EXALTING GOD. Then Peter answered,

V.47 Surely no one can refuse the WATER for these to be BAPTIZED who HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT just as we did, can he?

Romans 10:12-13 There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of ALL, abounding in riches for ALL WHO CALL on Him;


Are you qualified?

When you get saved you qualify for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the prayer language that God has for you. Just ask Him for it. He’s is a Good Father and will NOT reject anyone who comes to Him with a pure heart.

There was a thief on a cross who is in heaven with Jesus right now. While hanging beside Jesus, he said, “Lord, please remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Today I tell you, you will be with Me in Paradise.”

The thief didn’t do anything special; He just SIMPLY BELIEVED that Jesus is the Christ of God. That is how easy it is to be saved and also to receive the GIFT of the Holy Spirit. Just ask.

Is God still baptizing people in the Gift of the Holy Spirit?

Yes, ASK AND BELIEVE by faith  and you will receive POWER from on High. The Powerful GIFT of the Holy Spirit.


Have you Encountered Familiar Spirits

The subject of familiar spirits is very in-depth; I won’t be going that deep with the subject. I will get straight to the point. The Word of God is living and active and sharper than ANY two edged sword and pierces as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb. 4:12

God has laid out a complete outline of how the Word of God judges our thoughts and the intents OF OUR HEART.

God loves YOU so much that as a Father He wants to insure your safety; He does so by warnings many times. He clearly lays out in His Word what NOT TO DABBLE in. He tells His beloved; YOU; how to keep yourself free. If you CHOOSE to disobey the Word you WILL pay the consequences until you repent and ask Him to forgive you and then go the other direction and read His Word to renew your mind again to the truth that is found in it.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

V. 9 When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall NOT LEARN to imitate the detestable things of those nations.

V.10 There shall NOT be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses DIVINATION, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

V.11 Or one who cast a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

V.12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of the detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Many people have read the Harry Potter series, and would argue that they are okay to read; yet many of those people are battling demonic spirits now and have NO idea why this is happening. The truth is that they have opened the door the devil himself by getting involved in this series. If you truly want to be free from the demonic torment that you are experiencing; REPENT! Ask God to forgive you for rebelling against His Law of Love. You see Love disciplines. God doesn’t tell you NOT to do something to keep you from having fun. He does it because He KNOWS WHAT IS AHEAD, that you can’t see!

People in the church have argued that the scriptures that I just quoted are in the old testament. But the truth is, that God said, “heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will NEVER pass away.” God IS His Word according to John 1:1 and His Word does NOT CHANGE. He is the SAME yesterday, today and forever.

I recently spoke with someone about deliverance. This person said, that they wanted to go through deliverance and then a little bit later said (during our conversation) that they hadn’t been reading the Word. I warned this person that to go through deliverance is good; “IF” YOU’RE READING THE WORD, but IF you’re NOT READING the Word DO NOT go through deliverance.  They asked why and I shared a few verses with them.

Matthew 12:43-45 (NASB)

V.43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and doesn’t not find it.

V.44 Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came:; and when it comes, it finds it UNOCCUPIED, SWEPT, AND PUT IN ORDER. (this means that God cleaned this person through and through and there is nothing of the enemy left in them. You must immediately FILL THE VOID that was created by the deliverance with God’s Word.)

V.45 Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will ALSO be with the evil generation.

The point I’m making here is that IF you go through deliverance because of tormenting spirits; DON’T GO BACK to Egypt (sin) because you will open the door again ONLY THIS TIME it will be ALOT more difficult to get free. You must guard your heart by reading the Word of God.

When I was a baby Christian I experienced something that baffled me. Within one year I had made three different “QUICK FRIENDS” that DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER. They ALL started with this comment when they met me, “I was DRAWN to you; there is just something about you.”

I was BEST FRIENDS with each of them (I met them ALL at different times of this particular year) for THREE WEEKS. EVERYONE OF THEM said the SAME THING TO ME…they ALL SAID, “You’re NOT TEACHABLE and won’t listen to anybody” then walked out of my life. I was devastated. I went to MY FATHER; God; to ask Him to forgive me and said, “IF I’M THIS WAY, please CHANGE ME”…

ONE WEEK LATER (in ALL THREE relationships) each one came to me to apologize and said the same thing, “Please forgive me, I ONLY SAID THAT TO HURT YOU; IT’S NOT REALLY TRUE” God vindicated me…but it still hurt… I didn’t understand so I talked to my spiritual Mom about it. She said, “I KNOW WHAT THAT IS; that’s a “familiar spirit.”

Anytime a spirit repeats something and the people don’t know each other, but say exactly the same things, it’s a familiar spirit sent to harass you to push you down.

God has specifically trained me in spiritual warfare and there are things I KNOW; things that I can see in the spirit realm; AND things I’ve experienced in the natural that are unexplainable; BUT COMPLETELY make sense in the unseen world. Remember, that we do NOT wrestle with flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness and spiritual WICKEDNESS in the heavenly places. Eph. 6:12

What are you dealing with that you don’t understand? Go to Father God and ask Him to show you, ask Him to deliver you and fill yourself up on His Word. His Word is TRUE food.

Hold on to God’s hand and NEVER let go. He will guide you; but YOU have to ask Him.


Praise the Lord

I hope your still in the fight with your ARMOR on; lately Eph.6:12-18 has just been coming out of my mouth, “Lord, I put on the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, I gird my loins with the TRUTH, and Shod my feet with the Gospel of Peace; I HOLD HIGH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the Word of God and the SHIELD OF FAITH that QUENCHES ALL THE FIREY darts of the enemy! I pray and petition for ALL THE SAINTS that they will do the same.”

When I was spending time with the Lord May 4,2017. I asked Him about what I’ve been going through. (I do this quite a bit), you know checking yourself to see if you’re STILL IN THE FAITH.

I kept saying, “What is it Lord?”

                          “What is it Lord?”

At 5:55 am He said, “I’m bringing you up to a new level that will REQUIRE A FIGHT to get there!” Now, understand that our fight IS ALREADY WON; IT WAS WON AT CALVARY.

Then He said, “Isaiah 54:17” Which says, “No Weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and EVERY TONGUE that accuses you in judgement; YOU WILL CONDEMN. This IS THE HERITAGE of the servants of the Lord, and YOUR VINDICATION IS FROM ME, DECLARES THE LORD.”

 A lot of Christians DON’T BELIEVE that WE HAVE TO DO ANYTHING when they get “SAVED”; but that’s NOT THE TRUTH!!!

Our fight IS NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD; it’s against principalities and powers and rulers OF THE DARKNESS and spiritual WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.

AS SOON AS God told me that this NEW LEVEL would “REQUIRE A FIGHT” I began to HEAR A SONG in my spirit that I haven’t heard in years… “Praise the Lord” by Chris Christian.

I KNEW at that point my POSITION IN THIS FIGHT IS PRAISE!!! You probably understand why, right? Because IT CONFUSES THE ENEMY and he doesn’t know what to do with Praise, because God INHABITS the PRAISES of HIS PEOPLE.


I would like to encourage you to download the song or listen to it on YouTube. Here are the words to the song

“PRAISE THE LORD” by Chris Christian:

Verse 1:

When you’re up against a struggle that shatters all your DREAMS

And your hopes have been CRUELLY CRUSHED by satan’s MANIFESTED SCHEMES.

And you FEEL the urge within you to SUBMIT TO EARTHLY FEARS




Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him

Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you

Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

2nd Verse:

NOW SATAN IS A LIAR and he wants to MAKE US THINK that we are paupers,

When he KNOWS that we are CHILDREN OF THE KING



Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.





With the HIGH PRAISES Of God On our Lips and a two-edged sword IN OUR MOUTH (the word). Then we will march right up to the Victor’s side right into to glory land!!!! 

To see through the eye of FAITH you must first shut the eye of reason



Having Been With Jesus

This morning I kept thinking about something the Lord said to me a few years ago.

He said, “I am about to USE those who have no FORMAL education in a way no one thought possible.”

Our Confidence doesn’t come from man; Our confidence comes from God. No matter what the world tells you about education, that DOESN’T necessarily mean that HE wants YOU to go in that direction; JUST BECAUSE someone else is. Going to College or Seminary is a wonderful opportunity to learn; but shouldn’t be what defines you.

Everyone has a different call of God on their lives. Mine is to teach on Spiritual Warfare and to let the people who are feeling like they’re the outcast of Society and have no value; that they are greatly valued AND to share with those who’ve had abortions; and feeling condemned, that there IS HOPE for them. They too ARE VALUABLE to God AND He HAS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES; that His forgiveness is right before them; all they have to do is ask Him. 

In the midst of all of MY rebellion, God still had a plan for me and He does for you too. I have never worried about anything pertaining to money or STUFF…I’ve always been pretty content and God has ALWAYS provided, and I only knew ABOUT GOD; I didn’t KNOW Him yet.

When I gave my life to Jesus in 1987; I began to run after Him with all my heart and my life changed DRAMATICALLY. 

Acts 4:13 Now as they observed THE CONFIDENCE of Peter and John and understood that they were UNEDUCATED and UNTRAINED men, they were AMAZED, and began TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS HAVING BEEN WITH JESUS!

Peter and John were two of the greatest Apostles…they did amazing signs and wonders as the Lord was working with them.

What I’m saying is this; man puts SO MUCH VALUE on someone’s education to teach or preach the Gospel, and NOT MUCH VALUE on the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. This is where people can miss it. Some think that in order for God to use you; you MUST GO TO SEMINARY; but, what I’ve seen, is that some who go to seminary are so full of theology that the WORD OF GOD is of NO EFFECT.

I’m NOT saying that education is a bad thing, it’s a GREAT THING, we NEED to be schooled for business purposes, but what I AM saying; is that for ministry purposes seminary is NOT necessary to preach or teach. We DO need to be taught the Word of God, but seminary is NOT a must to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can gain the knowledge of God and His Word by reading it.

Can God use someone who has an education? ABSOLUTELY! Can God us someone WITHOUT an education? ABSOLUTELY!! It’s all about the heart…where is your heart?

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE YOU, and APPOINTED YOU that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE MAY GIVE TO YOU.

God is NOT bound MAN’S OPINIONS OR LIMITS…stay in God’s Presence and He will use you mightily, it DOESN’T matter what your education. What matters is; HAVE YOU BEEN SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS?


The image of the Jesus with Mary and Martha is a set of Pencil drawings that I ran across about 11 years ago. I wish I knew who the artist was so I can tell you.