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Sitting on the Fence… | Karen Budzinski

Sitting on the Fence…

 

There is so much going on in the spiritual realm right now. I have been being impressed over and over how the devil is looking for cracks and holes and invitations into people’s lives to take them down, but Jesus is hovering over this earth because the harvest is ready and He wants more souls for eternity. It is an OBVIOUS battle between good and evil. Witches and warlocks are praying over territories right now openly. In this moment there is HUGE and overt spiritual warfare going on for our souls (our minds, wills and emotions). For our families. Without Jesus and His armor, we are no MATCH for Satan and His demonic powers and influences.

Read Rev 18.23 referring to sorceries: it is the word: 5331. φαρμακεία pharmakeia, far-mak-i´-ah; from 5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively): — sorcery, witchcraft.    I had a word from God this week that confirmed I NEED to be obedient to God to say that you need to get rid of some of the dangerous things you are allowing in your family or you will reap the harvest of destruction.

The devil has been after God’s children for a LONG TiME — he knows you are POWERFUL for the Kingdom of God because of all that GOD has given you. Lead your family to Jesus big time. The war is REAL. If you aren’t 100% FOR Jesus — you are against Him.  Your wife and children are going to be impacted by your decisions and you are going to answer to God for how you lead them. I am praying praying praying praying without ceasing, and did not WANT to SAY but wanted to PRAY. But this won’t leave me and I need to share it.

David was NO MATCH for Goliath, but GOD was — and David could beat Goliath because he was fighting for God! 

I have been impressed — rather feeling like COMPRESSED — over the past few weeks about how little the Churches talk about spiritual warfare anymore. When I first gave my life to Christ, accepting His forgiveness and so I could have a restored relationship with Him, over and over I was attracted to parts of the Bible referencing spiritual warfare. Having had some spiritual experiences with the devil himself, I was aware of the reality of Satan. I have realized that too few are aware of how strong, devious, calculating and POWERFUL Satan is. People mess around with Satanic crystals, “ghosts,” vampires, ouija boards, pentagrams, Satan’s high holiday (Halloween) which involves child sacrifice, and other things of darkness, even narcotics, thinking that they can dabble in Satan’s territory. If you think you are a match for Satan, you are deceived. ONLY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST can give you victory over Satan and his diabolical schemes he has to steal, kill and destroy you (John 10.10).

If you yield yourself to obey sin, you run the risk of becoming the servant of sin, and your entire life can be spent serving sin. You will eventually be overtaken by it since you are no match without Christ. Romans 6.16 tells us:

Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)? (AMP)

“What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives.They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life.They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.  So God said, in effect, “If that’s what you want, that’s what you get.” It wasn’t long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out.And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes! Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either—women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches. Since they didn’t bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose.And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous,fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way.Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded.And it’s not as if they don’t know better. They know perfectly well they’re spitting in God’s face. And they don’t care—worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best! Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors.But God isn’t so easily diverted. He sees right through all such smoke screens and holds you to what you’ve done.

You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change. You’re not getting by with anything. Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire. The day is coming when it’s going to blaze hot and high, God’s fiery and righteous judgment.Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side,but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire!”(Romans 1:21–2:8 MESSAGE)

Evil is in an overt and obvious war with Truth. Jesus is Truth. This battle is for SOULS. A friend saw a vision of Jesus hovering above the earth WAITING for more souls to be set free from the lies, destruction and deception of Satan. Jesus is come so we can have LIFE, and that more ABUNDANTLY (John 10.10).

Elijah challenged the people: “How long are you going to sit on the fence? If GOD is the real God, follow him; if it’s Baal, follow him. Make up your minds!” Nobody said a word; nobody made a move. (1 Kings 18.21 MSG)

Time to make a move. Pick a side. Make a choice. Get in or get out. Lukewarm is DISGUSTING. It is confusion and does not glorify God but is putrifying to Him. (Rev 3.16)  I feel this time of shaking is DECISION TIME. WHO will you serve?

This is an exciting time to be alive. JESUS WON. Re-enlist for His service!

“Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head.Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him.Sing hymns instead of drinking songs! Sing songs from your heart to Christ.Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to God the Father in the name of our Master, Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:14–20 MESSAGE)

Easter reminds us of the RESURRECTION LIFE of Jesus Christ. Come to Church — rededicate your life! Put yourself amongst those who can encourage your faith and live with eternity in mind! If you have no church, our church, Oakland Church, is easily accessible by I-75. (https://www.oaklandchurch.me/) We have Easter services. I work in Children’s Church and the kids are getting ROCKED by God! We had an alter call where they wanted to be stronger against evil and wanted more of God and the 6-11 year olds were up lifting their hands and praying to God for more of Jesus! I heard the teens are getting on FIRE! The men are getting ROCKED by God on Wednesday nights, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. each week. The women are getting SO ENCOURAGED by small groups — there is one on “I Do Boundaries” led by Pastor Amira on Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:00 each week.

And stay in the Word of God. God is speaking DIRECTLY to those who SEEK FOR HIM and LISTEN TO HIM (by hearing His WORD!) He comes with FREEDOM, POWER, LIGHT, LOVE, FORGIVENESS, REDEMPTION — He redeems every situation! He has all you need for abundant life. And how to keep yourself UNSPOTTED FROM THIS WORLD (James 1.27) because He is coming for a church without spot or wrinkle (Eph 5.27), and that can only happen with Christ in YOU the hope of glory! (Col 1.27).