Born Again

You Must Be Born Again!

Born Again

I hear people all the time say that they are a good person. While that may be so, being a good person has nothing to do with entering Heaven or the Kingdom of God. That’s the lie that people tell about Santa….. You know, be good and Santa will bring you lots of presents. Be bad, and you’ll get a bag of rocks.

We don’t go to heaven because we are good and we don’t go to Hell because we are bad. When the Father looks at you, He wants to see Jesus. Our Daddy God sent his Son, Jesus, to pay the price for the Sin of the whole world. Do you know the story in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve were tempted of the Devil and they believed the lie of the enemy? Sin entered the world that day. We didn’t put ourselves into that fallen state.

Guess what? We can’t redeem ourselves, either. I used to think that when we were Born Again that we were just restored to our former position. Now, I know different. Adam and Eve were capable of falling and they did. Jesus CANNOT fail. When we were Born Again, he brought us into the Kingdom with Him. He is the KING! We are His Children! 🙂

John Chapter 3:1-21

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

All it really takes is to receive Jesus. Believe on Him. It’s the Finished Work that He did that will carry you to abundant life here on Earth and into the Gates of Glory for eternity!

God Bless You… through His Son, the Christ!

Please comment below and tell me if you have been BORN AGAIN!

IMG_9548-002 Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, and Physically!

Speaking Life!

As a Parent, It’s Up to YOU to Be Speaking Life on YOUR Children!

 

Colorful background Proverbs 18:21 Scripture about speaking life

 

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

My children are 18 and 16 now and I am so glad that I learned to speak life on them when they were young. I see a drastic need for people to know this and know HOW to Speak Life and Blessings on their kids!

Before I go any further on this, I do want to say that if you are guilty of doing these things that I am about to point out, STOP IT NOW! I want you to correct what you are doing but I don’t want you to feel condemned. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. This scripture simply means to let things go and don’t allow yourself to be condemned. Correct whatever the problem is and keep looking to Jesus!

Have you ever seen someone grab a child and spank them in public, while yelling at them and saying something like…”I don’t know why you won’t listen to me. You are so stupid. You’re just like your daddy!” Or… “Do you even know how to act your age? Quit acting like a retard.” And… “Well DUH! Any idiot knows the answer to that one!”

Just because you say, “I was just kidding and playing around”, that doesn’t take away the fact that kids believe what YOU tell them.

Let me show you the path to follow in this matter. Speaking life on kids really does work! Start out slow and easy, make some rules and stick with it.

This is two-sided because you’ve got to Quit speaking death first! Then, Start speaking life.

EXAMPLE – Nobody in this house is allowed to EVER use the word “DUH” directly at each other again. Allow your kids to correct you and vice versa when anybody slips up! (Substitute this rule for whatever it is that is the most prevalent, humiliating, “death-speaking” phrase in your house!) Another word that isn’t allowed is – “WHATEVER” while rolling the eyes and walking off. To me, those are fighting words. That means that I have absolutely ZERO respect from my children if they are allowed to tell me that and walk off. The point here is not that I get to be in charge and my kids walk the line so that I can look good! You would not believe how good children feel about themselves when they are taught to respect you and to be respected, too. Since my daughter is 18, she does correct me when I am not showing her respect, as well. And…it’s difficult for me sometimes because I am the  mother but she is only doing what I have taught her to do.

Do you see how that works?

This part – Speaking Life – is also going to be uncomfortable at first, so be prepared for it. Both you and your children will feel awkward when you tell them that you are going to Bless & Speak Life on them! Neither one of you are used to it but you do love each other so you can do it. I promise that you will see results in just a couple of weeks, if you will do this. It doesn’t matter how old they are so don’t try to use that as an excuse. You can go about it differently, if they are teenagers, as opposed to preschoolers.

Start with some like this – 1)God Bless You, Son. 2)Sweet Dreams and I pray that you have great dreams and never another nightmare, (Insert your child’s name). 3)If it can be done, (insert name), I know that you will figure it out. Here’s one I use all the time,You are greatly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved by Daddy God.  Teach your children to go and ask Jesus for something if you know that you aren’t able to give them something that they want. Our God is able to do all things! That teaches them to trust a God who loves them. You are instilling something in them that will benefit them throughout their whole life!

Will you allow me to Bless YOU?

You are unique and so very special. There is not another one of you anywhere. God has designed you with a destiny in mind and he placed a desire in you to BE FREE! I speak life on you right now and I break every curse that has EVER been spoken over you, in the name of Jesus! You are beautifully made and you are God’s Masterpiece. No matter what you look like on the outside, whether beautiful/handsome or not, YOU are the person who Speaks LIFE! Your conversation is who you really are.

God Bless You with every spiritual blessing, In Jesus’ Name!

Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, and Physically!

Walking In The Spirit

Walking In The Spirit!

Field of Daisies, walking in the Spirit

Lately I’ve realized just how much I don’t walk by the Spirit of God.  I realize how human I am and how much I don’t transform my mind daily and eat my “daily bread”, which is the Word of God.

Realizing this was and is my starting point.  What is yours?

The other day I was out running and when I finished my slow mile, I just began to pray.  It was me and God. I began speaking over myself. I am a child of THE KING! I am blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved by God. The Kingdom of God lives within me.  I am a walking temple of the Lord. I lay my hands on people and pray and they do recover.  I see miracles. I am the beloved of God through Jesus Christ. I began renewing my mind and I didn’t even realize it. I began thanking God for my life. I began thanking Him for the things I have yet to see come to pass in my life. I was thanking Him for the miracles I see every day, (which I don’t see every day but I will). I began thanking Him for living a fulfilled life. I realized later, that this is what it takes to renew your mind.

How often do we walk knowing all the truths God says about us in His Word? Do we really know who we are? Are we walking in the spirit and being aware and listening to the Spirit no matter where we are? I know I struggle but God is growing me up.

Later that day, I was sitting with my family and all of a sudden the Spirit of God came all over me and I just had to begin to pray.  So I started praying for my mom and her shoulder. She has had bad pain and it was hurting her so bad she wanted to cry.  God relieved her pain some at that moment. Then, I turned and started praying for my dad. I began to speak in tongues and prophesy over him. Doing that is very uncomfortable for me because they are my family and I am so close to them, but God had a plan and something He wanted to do sitting in my living room that day, and He did. We cried and God moved. I can’t explain what it feels like to get out of the way and let God do what He wants.

Something I learned in this experience is that we have to get out of the way. When praying for those you love, they are no longer your mom and dad or your cousin or friend; they are a brother or sister in Christ or a lost soul in need of a loving Savior.  Whatever the case we have to see them for their spirit and their heart and not what we know them as.  We have to step back and love them from God’s point of view. He sees their potential and the future that He wants for them. We can’t see those things, but we have to pray over them as if it’s God’s heart and not our own. Then, God moves.

It wasn’t until today, however, that I realized that I had renewed my mind that day. That I had spoken over myself the truths God speaks over me continually as His child. We must realize who we are so we can walk in the Spirit of Him and what He wants for us and those all around us. Walking in the Spirit of God is listening to what He has to say. Train your heart to hear what God is saying to you. Try to stop whatever you’re doing and listen. Our selfishness often gets in the way, but God is bigger than us. He can and will get our attention but it is our choice whether to obey or not. Just be. Be what He has created you to be. Walk in the Spirit and relax knowing you are the beloved of God. You are blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved by an amazing Savior. All the praise, glory, and honor BE to Jesus Christ.

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Until we’re together again, God Bless!

Tiana 🙂

Guest Author Tiana Drinkard