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Paul’s Thorn, Messengers of the devil

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2Co 12:7 — “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.”

Now, here we have, the famous passage about the thorn in the flesh. It clearly says messenger, I’m not sure how that could be interpreted another way.

And, what does buffet mean? I believe this passage was brought to mind and heart, just recently. Father in the name of Jesus, help us to understand your word, and what it means to us personally, in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”

If  person is questioning you all the time, to the point it’s ridiculous, saying you are full of it, telling you how stupid you are, calling you names, saying things that are not true (about you) It’s not necessarily persecution. Oh I realize, that’s the first thing we think, but in this case Paul did not even resist (this messenger, who was under the influence of the evil one) But pleaded with God, to take it away from him! Why? AND this is one case where God said “No” to his request. hmm …..”It turns out for your Good,” He basically said.

So this is also a passage about all things working for Good (Romans 8) or the fiery trial that refines you (book of James) So, you see how it all ties together now ? AND It’s clear God is not doing it (messenger of satan, not God!) so ……….

I was considering telling you what to think (about this passage) but will leave you to the Holy Spirit, and your own conclusions with him today. Suffering, NOT FROM GOD but he does and can “turn it out for good” in our lives, Amen?

Proverbs 17:12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
Proverbs 26:4   Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:5  Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.

So do we ALWAYS Resist the devil? (as it says in James) OR do we need to ask God by his Spirit WHICH passage applies at which time? HMM ………

-Laura Grace

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Shattered (broken) How Pain changes us forever …..

shattered%20livesFather in the name of Jesus I pray please, help me get across this message the way you want me to, by your Spirit, and amen.

PAIN CHANGES US forever, whether we like it or not. Pain gets across truth, whether we choose to realize it or not, as well. Let me give you an example.

I used to believe, it was never right to use deadly force. I was idealistic. When I was 18 years old, (many years ago) a person lied to me, knocking on the door, saying they wanted to inquire about my car, and whether or not it was for sale. He said he had a car like mine, and was interested in the engine. I said it wasn’t for sale ……….and I had the screen door locked as I talked to him through the screen.

I was a humanitarian, I believed in giving everyone a chance, I did not like people who seemed to be suspicious, fearful of other people, or even overly cautious…..

I did not believe in the booger man, and I did not believe in packing guns.

This man then (after his car story didn’t work) asked for a glass of water. I remember thinking it was a weird request, for just a moment in time. I unlocked the screen door, and that’s when it happened.

It was like a scene from a movie, unreal, terrifying, beyond words horrifying. He said he was going to rape me. I tried to be smart, had a heavy pan by the sink, backed up and grabbed it. I raised and said GET OUT In the loudest voice I could muster. Quicker than lightening, he had my wrist, got the pan out of my hand, had his hand over my mouth (because I screamed) and yes, raped me.

Then he had the gall, when he was arrested later, to tell his attorney, he thought I wanted it to happen because I was wearing shorts.

This blog is my warfare of truth, against a show I saw last night, one about Christians, going on and on about how it’s never right to kill, or to use deadly force, because of the 10 commandments. Let me tell you something, if something like that was happening to my child, and they refused to stop because I held up a gun, I would shoot them.

Chances are if I had a gun, they would stop. Certainly this cowardly rapist, bully, horrifying man, would have stopped, if I had a gun with the thing cocked and ready. Maybe I could have stopped him with Mace, who knows? IF Perhaps he was not loaded on some sort of drug that stops the pain.

It took me years to heal and recover, even with multitudes of fervent faith-filled prayer. I was afraid for so long after that, Sometimes I wondered if I would ever recover, but I did.

PAIN Changes people. If we will not seek after and listen to wisdom, chances are, eventually pain will change our perspective.

It’s not a punishment and it’s not Judgment in the sense of God saying “NOW, you shall suffer” it’s more like, “I can’t help you if you don’t listen …………” (Is what God is really saying, with is pure heart of Love and acceptance) ……..Now trust me when I say, When someone Kills God’s kids, or even tries to kill them, HE IS indignant! He is Fired up! And he does have a plan for his own kind of vengeance against his enemies………..

So pardon me, if I don’t agree when someone says nobody should have guns, because some misuse them, and do bad things with them. There are thousands of stabbings every year, nobody takes all of our kitchen knives. There are thousands of rapes…………and men are still allowed to have…………well you know……

As the voice of wisdom pleads with us in Proverbs I plead with you now……..Cry out for wisdom, beg for it, search for it as hidden treasure ……

I know I wished I had done it sooner………after all the Pain I endured….And when I did, I found out so many things about what the Lord really meant, in his word. At one time, I thought God actually sent this pain (of rape) and many other horrible things that happened to “teach me a lesson” ……….

If that’s the way you believe, I feel sad for you. Let the Holy Spirit help you OUT Of this type of thinking. Amen Blessings to you all………

 

Laura Grace, author, Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow, Grace to Grow the study guide and Grace to Soar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Manifestations

Manifestations
First of all; I want to remind you the things of God are simple; easy and not hard. He never meant for religious people to come along and make things complicated.
One of the reasons Jesus was so adamant about standing up to the Pharisees, is that their complicated ways scared people, intimidated people, and made them afraid to enter into his Kingdom.
When Jesus began to do miracles; who do you think manifested?
Think about this for a moment.
Here is Jesus; the way, the truth, and full of light. In speaking God’s words with power; we know he was a light who was even a greater light than John the Baptist; who went before him.
Not only demons manifested and fled at his presence; but other things manifested as well.
When Jesus was seen by the disciples walking on the water during a storm; they feared he was a ghost. Fears manifested. When the religious leaders saw everyone following him; jealousy and all kinds of selfish ambitions, pride hatred and a determination to get rid of him, also manifested as a result of his presence.
Everyone gets excited about the passage which says the sons of God will be manifested; but we really don’t like to see what else pokes out when God and his light are on the move.
From my soon to be published book; Grace to Grow Study Guide
by Laura Grace
 
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Transparent and in the light #8 Be Righteousness conscious

Transparent and in the light #8 by Laura Grace: I was trying to think of a time when Jesus got all upset or worried about what the government was doing. I couldn’t think of one. As my renewed mind walked through the New Testament all I could see was him going around doing good, blessing, sharing the Good news and warning everyone publicly about the religious attitude that hinders people from entering into the Kingdom. See We can’t enter in so long as we are all upset and sin conscious. We must become “righteousness conscious” and be renewed in the Spirit of our minds as to who we are in Him. This never changes. God never changes.-LG