“Just Because You See It”

Thought for Today: Just Because You See It

In these last days, you will begin to see unnatural things occur all around the world. Unnatural healing, unnatural provision, unnatural promotions, and unnatural transition of power and wealth. People that you never expected to climb the ladder of leadership, financial wealth, popularity, and dare I say miracles, signs, and wonders will begin to manifest all over the world. 

I say to you my brothers and sisters, just because you begin to see these things happen around you does not mean that they are of God. For the Word of God says in Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs (that means more than one false Christ) and false prophets (that means more than one false prophet) and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they (the false Christs and false prophets) SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT.” 

Listen to me, in these last days the devil will do whatever he can to take you to a place that was only meant for him and his demons. You may say, “I didn’t know there was such a place, Pastor Erick.” Here, take a look at what Jesus said in Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.” In these last days, the devil will do everything he can to lure you out of the will of God. He will attempt to give you the things that your heart desires and show you things that other people have, and he will begin to offer it to you. 

He will bring opportunities to achieve something that you were not even thinking about trying to achieve, simply to pull you out of the will of God, and he will be very convincing. For the Word of God says, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

This is not a scare tactic; this is simply a warning that everything that looks good may not be good for you. For example, if you are a married man or woman, and a person has come across your path that shows you all the things that you feel like you need at the moment, they are not from God. 

Let’s say you have a good paying job that not only takes care of you but provides everything that you and your family need. Then, a job just appears out of nowhere and looks like a good opportunity, but you must be very careful because the enemy of your soul is out to give you gifts that are not from God, simply to pull you out of the will of God for your life.

I don’t know who I am talking to but, before you make any drastic decisions that could not only change your life but the lives of those around you, you must make sure that you pray (commune with, meet with, and fellowship with God) before you make any decisions. For the Word of God says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out unto the world” (1 John 4:1).

Just because you can see that which is before you does not mean that it is for you, and it does not mean that it is from God. Religion will not allow this truth to be spoken about the devil, but the devil has the power to take you to a place in your life and give you gifts.

Just because you can see how it will benefit you, how it will make you feel better about yourself, and how it will make things easier for you and your family does not mean it’s from God. 

I urge you to pray and rely on the Holy Spirit of God. For the Word of God says, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).

Whatever you are about to decide on doing, I urge you to cry out to the Holy Spirit of God, ask Him to show you the truth of the matter, ask Him to show you the truth in the situation, and ask Him to show you the truth of the decision before you make it. 

For I say unto you my brothers and sisters, the devil has the power to give gifts.

For it is written, “And the devil taking him (Jesus) up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil saith unto him (Jesus) all this power will I give thee and the glory of them; FOR THAT IS DELIVERED UNTO ME TO WHOMSOEVER I WILL GIVE IT. And Jesus answered and said unto him, get thee behind me Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:5-8).

Don’t get lured into an eternal place (the lake of fire), which was created for the devil and his angels, by accepting what the devil offers you. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you before you make a big decision in your life.

Be Blessed
 
By
 
Erick Young
 
 

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“It Will Make A Change”

Thought for Today: It Will Make A Change

There is something that the enemy of your soul hopes you will never be able to say that you have done. If they can keep you from doing this one thing, they will have the ability to step into any area of your life any time they want. 

This one thing will increase your faith in God, this one thing will strengthen your hope in God, this one thing will empower you to go through the valley of the shadow of death, this one thing will give you strength in your weakness. Very few believers make this request because they have never been taught to do this one thing that will, not only change the very situation they are in but, will change their lives, and the lives of those that are close to them, forever.

If you make this request when you pray, worship, and before you read the Word of God each day, then things will begin to change in your life, and the enemy of your soul will not be able to come at you any time he feels like it. 

The last thing the enemy of your soul wants to hear come out of your mouth is this, “Lord I want a direct observation or participation of who you are for myself. God I want to experience you for myself.”   

Tell God directly, “I heard that You are a healer, but I want to experience Your healing power for myself. I heard that You are a provider, but I want to experience Your provision for myself. I heard You were a way maker, but I want to experience You making a way out of this situation that I am in. I heard that You give strength to the weak, I want to experience Your ability to give me strength. I heard that You give knowledge to those who ask, I want to experience Your knowledge for myself.” 

When you make this request and God shows up and you experience Him, from that point on the scripture will come to pass in and for your life, which says “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall BE ABLE TO SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD” (Romans 8:38-39).

When you experience God for yourself, in any capacity, that experience will change your life forever. Whatever you are going through right now, I want you to stop what you are doing and cry out to God and say “I WANT TO EXPERIENCE YOU.” Do you need provision? Don’t just ask God for what you need, make this request, “God I want to experience You as my provider!”

Are you or a loved one sick with this new strand of Covid called Delta? Don’t be afraid of the Delta; you are a child of the living God, you know the Alpha and the Omega. Cry out to God and make the request to experience Him as your healer. 

“Pastor Erick, that just sounds too easy.” That’s because you are experiencing 2 Corinthians 4:4 which says, “in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God should shine unto them” 

The devil does not want you to experience God for yourself because, when you experience God in any capacity of your life, not only will your life change but those around you will be changed, as well. 

The experience of seeing the resurrected savior for themselves took the disciples of Christ from hiding in a room in John 20:19, to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ boldly in Act 9:29.

When the blind man experienced the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ and they asked him where he (Jesus) was, the blind man said “I don’t know.”  But when they brought him to the Pharisees and asked him about his experience with the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ he said, “Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25).

According to Luke 2:40, in his humanity Jesus experienced the Father for himself, he grew and was strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him. 

Ask the Father to allow you to experience Him in whatever capacity you need right now. Because, when you do, not only will you have favour with God, but you will have favor with man (humanity), as well.

For it is written, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52).

Make the request to experience God today, it will allow Him to show up in your life how He sees fit and, when He does, that experience will change your life forever.

Be Blessed
 
By
 
Erick Young
 
 

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“Too Full To Fall For It”

Thought for Today: Too Full To Fall For It

In this season, as God will begin to move in your life, the enemy will attempt to move in your life, as well. The last thing the world, your flesh, and the devil want you to do is stay in the will of God. 

Now, I know you have heard the religious folks make the statement that you can never know the will of God in your life. And they attempt to back this statement up with the same tactic the devil attempted to use on Jesus when he tried to tempt Jesus into stepping out of the will of the Father. 

When you say “I just want to stay in God’s will for my life”, they will quote 1 Corinthians 2:9, which says, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” and they begin to say that you can never know what God’s will is for your life. 

The devil is a liar, and when they quote that scripture to you, they are only quoting part of the scripture, because the very next verse says “BUT GOD, HATH REVEALED THEM UNTO US BY HIS SPIRIT, for the Spirit searcheth ALL THINGS, YEA THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so, the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God.” 

This is why the Word of God says in Ephesians 5:18-20, “Be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

If you want to truly overcome all the temptations that the world, your flesh, and the devil throw your way, be filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Ephesians 5:19 shows you one way to be filled with the Spirit, praise God, and worship God every chance you get. Another way to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God is to pray, in season and out of season; this will fill you with what the Holy Spirit says and not what the world says. And the third way to be filled with the Holy Spirit is to spend time in the Word of God each day, for His Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path, as explained in Psalms 119:105. 

Don’t believe the lie of the devil that you cannot know the will of God for your life. Don’t take my word for it, look at Romans 12:2, which says, “And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and PERFECT WILL OF GOD.”

Take a look at this one, in Philippians 2:13 it says, “For it is God which worketh in you both to WILL AND TO DO OF HIS GOOD PLEASURE.” Hebrews 13:20-21 says, “Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work TO DO HIS WILL, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen.”

There are so many more scriptures that tell us that you can know the will of God for your life. Now, you might not know how, when, and where God’s will may manifest in your life, but that is not for you to know. All you need to know is what God says about the situation in your life.  When you are full of the Holy Spirit, when you are full of praise and worship, and when you are full of the Word of God it is harder for the enemy to tempt you with his lies and deception. 

When you are full of the Holy Spirit of God, the world, your flesh, or the devil can’t misguide you, for the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, according to John 16:13.

Praise God every chance you get and watch the Holy Spirit of God arise in you, and your enemies be scattered, as seen in Psalm 68. You will be too full to fall for the deception and manipulation of the enemy.

Read the Word of God on a daily basis, so that when the world, your flesh, and the devil try to come and feed you the things that they want to tempt you with, you will be too full of God’s Word to fall for the temptation. 

For it is written, “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days, he did eat nothing; and when they were ended, he afterward hungered (Lust of the flesh). And the devil said unto him if thou be the Son of God command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him saying it is written That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 2:1-4). 

Praise God every chance you get, pray in season and out of season, and flood your heart, mind, and soul with the Word of God every day. By doing this, you will be too full of God to fall for the lies of the world, your flesh, or the devil.

Be Blessed 
 
By
 
Erick Young
 
 
 

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“And Everybody Will See It”

Thought for Today: And Everybody Will See It

While this world attempts to go back to normality there is a shaking in the spirit realm. There is a great move of God on the horizon; the cries of His children have been heard loud and clear. 

I don’t know who I am talking to, but you are holding on to your faith in God as hard as you can. You are still believing that God will hear all the prayers that you have sent His way. You are believing that God’s Word in your situation will not return void. You are trusting, with all your heart, that God is not man that He should lie. 

The Holy Spirit of God says to you today, that which has already been done in the spirit realm will begin to manifest in the natural realm. You will begin to see families restored how the Father created them, with husband and wife and children, as seen in Malachi 4:6, “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Those who have gotten wealthy illegally will begin to lose all that they have, and those who lived a just life will begin to gain wealth, as it is written in Proverbs 13:22, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children; and THE WEALTH OF THE SINNER IS  LAID UP FOR THE JUST.”

There is a dynamic change on the horizon for the children of God, and non-believers and believers alike will witness this great move of God. 

Deuteronomy 6:10-11 will begin to manifest in the land, which says, “and it shall be when the LORD thy GOD shall have brought thee into the land which He sware unto thy fathers to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob to give thee great and goodly cities which thou buildest not. And houses full of all good things, which thou filledest not, and wells digged, which thou diggedest not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not, when thou shalt have eaten and be full.”

The power that God has given His children in Luke 10:19, which says, “Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents, and scorpions, and over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY and nothing shall by any means hurt you” will move from the spirit realm into the natural realm. Believers and nonbelievers, alike, will begin to witness God’s power through His children. 

God is saying “This world is pushing to go back to normal, but My ways are not their ways, and My thoughts are not their thoughts. Those who believe in me will begin to see the change, not only in their lives but in the lives of those around them. Be it for better or worse, you will begin to see a change.”

I urge you to stay in prayer, stay in the Word of God on a daily basis, and continue to worship God in spirit and in truth because a change is coming. 

For the Word of God says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; (In My Name) they shall speak with new tongues; (In my Name) they shall tape up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; (In my Name) they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18).

Don’t go back to normality when you only pray when you need God, only open your bible when you go to church, and just worship God one day a week.

As a child of God, you must know that He is right there with you. He will never have to come to you ever again because He said “I will never leave you nor forsake you even until the ends of the earth.”

There is a great move of God on the horizon, and I urge you to stay one with God because there is a change coming in the land, and the children of God will not be the only ones to see this change.

“For it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying the voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord makes his path straight. Every valley shall be filled (a change is coming) and every hill shall be made low (a change is coming) and the crooked shall be made straight (a change is coming)  and the rough ways shall be made smooth (a change is coming) AND ALL FLESH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD” (Luke 3:4-6).

Don’t give up now, A CHANGE IS COMING and if you are one with God that change will be for the better, but if you are not one with God then the change will be for the worse. Get the better end of this change by being one with God and, not only will you see a change in your life but, the world around you will also see that change, as well.

Be Blessed
 
By 
 
Erick Young
 
 

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