When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

Psalm 61:2 KJV “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

David inspired by the Holy Spirit gives us the secret to overcoming being overwhelmed: cry out to the Lord! David was a warrior but he wasn’t too macho to cry out to God. Let us follow his example by telling our Heavenly Father how we feel. It works. He gives us His peace when we cry out to Him:

Philippians 4:6-7 KJV “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

John 14:27 NIV “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

This world presents many circumstances that can overwhelm our hearts. Learning to lean on God in prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do to face life’s challenges. The more our hearts become weighed down the more we should be praying. David was a much better spiritual warrior than a physical one. He was a man after God’s own heart, a man of prayer:

Psalm 109:4-5 NIV “In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. 5 They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.”

David went through many hardships, some he brought on himself but the Lord still heard his prayers? Why? Because David depended on God and knew how to repent. David is a poster child for having the right heart attitude:

Psalm 51:17 “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”

Isaiah 66:2 NIV “Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”

As we just read if we have the right attitude; humility, contrition of heart, and reverence for God’s word He will look on us with favor and hear our prayers. Whatever we are going through; whether self-inflicted wounds or not, as long as we confess our sins and repent God will forgive and hear us.

Isaiah 57:15-16 NIV “For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 16 I will not accuse them forever, nor will I always be angry, for then they would faint away because of me—the very people I have created.”

It’s ok to have a good cry to God when your heart is overwhelmed. You’re not weak because things in this life get you down. You are powerful in the strength of the Lord when you take your problems, worries, and concerns to Him in prayer:

1 Peter 5:7 NIV “CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM because he cares for you.”

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Do You Know What’s Going On?

Do You Know What’s Going On?

If you are seeking the Lord in spirit and in truth—the kind of worshipers the Lord seeks—you are on the right track:

John 4:23-24 KJV “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for THE FATHER SEEKETH SUCH TO WORSHIP HIM. [24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

If the passage above applies to you demons will follow you everywhere you go, I do mean EVERYWHERE! They will pursue you through people to persecute you. In fact part of the definition of PERSECUTED in the Greek means, “to pursue, follow after.” Jesus said all who desire to live in association with Him WILL be persecuted:

2 Timothy 3:12 NET “Now in fact all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

But take heart; God is with you everywhere you go too, so be encouraged. 😀

JUST LIKE THE DAYS OF NOAH AND LOT

Evil situations will occur regularly that may seem to make no sense at all on the surface. Did you know that we are living in a time period Jesus described as, ‘just like the days of Noah, and just like the days of Lot?’ (Matthew 24:37-39 Luke 17:26-30) Do you know what happened in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot? If not I suggest that you not only read but study that material in depth. Because we are in those days Jesus says. Understanding what happened then and why it’s happening now is the only way this life makes sense. There’s a reason why more and more people are losing it and just giving up. There’s a reason why our world is spiraling out of control. There is a reason why you as a believer face conflicts daily. The earth is under the same influence it was under in the days of Noah and the days of Lot. Do yourself a favor and study those Bible accounts in detail. God says it’s because of lack of knowledge that people even His own people are destroyed. Don’t lack knowledge on such an important topic. (Hosea 4:6)

There are many evils happening that seem to make no sense at all. They will never make sense to those who don’t understand the times we’re in. Jesus reveals to His servants exactly what time it is and what is to come:

John 9:4 NET “We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.”

Let us work diligently to do God’s will while we still have some daylight left. Because night is fast approaching when no one can work.

I will tell you this about the days of Noah and Lot: things got so bad that destruction was imminent. God’s righteous judgment; destruction of the ungodly, is imminent in our day too. Wonna be able to make sense of it all true Christian? Wonna understand why you are attacked for no obvious reason everywhere you go? Wonna understand why the smallest tasks gets met with stiff opposition? Study what happened in Noah’s and Lot’s day. And once you wrap your mind around it believe it with your heart. Also believe Jesus who says the exact same things will be happening right before His return; the end of the world. This weird world system will make sense if we simply receive and believe what God’s word says.

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The Advocate

The Advocate

John 14:26 NET “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”

Wow! JESUS SAYS that the Holy Spirit is God’s advocate sent by the Father to teach us EVERYTHING! And that He (the Holy Spirit) brings back to our memories everything that Jesus says. So how can organizations like the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that without their help you cannot understand the Bible? How can they say that unless you become a Jehovah’s Witness you will die in Armageddon?

Leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have said time and again that they are God’s only channel of communication on earth today. And that without their help you can have no communion with God. This is heresy at it’s finest. Anyone that makes such claims is antichrists. Not only have Jehovah’s Witnesses stolen Jesus’ title by calling their religion, “The Truth,” (see John 14:6) they also claim to do the Holy Spirit’s job by saying you need only them (Jehovah’s organization) to understand God and the Bible. There are other sects out there who make such bogus claims. Any person, any organization, any entity, that says they are the sole way to God is a liar and antichrists:

1 John 2:18 KJV “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”

1 John 2:22 KJV “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”

Jesus is the only Christ; the Messiah, the Savior, the Anointed One of God. Interestingly the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses call themselves, “The Anointed Ones,” “The Anointed Remnant,” and the like. Hmmmm, think that’s by coincidence? 🤔 In the Bible the word, “Anointed,” is used often as a verb but is used one way as a noun and specifically refers to one person, Jesus Christ. So for the leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses to call themselves, “The Anointed Ones,” of God they have again stolen another one of Jesus’ titles and have sat themselves in His seat of authority.

John 10:10 KJV “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

As the scriptures says, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist.“ JW leaders have denied Jesus is the Christ; the Anointed One of God, by calling themselves, “The Anointed Ones,” Of God. They are antichrists. It is no wonder that they say you must come to them and through them to have a relationship with God. That is something only Jesus can do:

John 14:6 KJV “I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.”

THEY SEEM LIKE NICE PEOPLE

Jehovah’s Witnesses boasts over 8 million members. All those people can’t be wrong, right? Unfortunately that’s over 8 million souls that have been misled. They are on a worldwide mission to recruit as many as they can to spread their false doctrine. Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses on the surface seem like nice clean-cut people. I believe some of them are. Most of them don’t have a clue of what they’re really into. I know this because I used to be one, so was my deceased grandmother, and my mother is still a JW, that’s 3 generations. I had no clue what I was into. But ignorance is not bliss. Choosing to follow men over and against what the Bible says; WHAT GOD SAYS, makes you guilty. When one’s eyes begin to open to the fact that he/she is in a false religion, a cult, etcetera, one must repent and heed Jesus’ words:

Matthew 15:14 KJV “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

There are lots of so-called nice people out there that are mere cults. But remember what God’s word says:

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV “For such are FALSE APOSTLES, deceitful workers, TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST. [14] And no marvel; for SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if HIS MINISTERS ALSO BE TRANSFORMED AS THE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; whose end shall be according to their works.”

Matthew 24:5 ESV “For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.”

Satan is using the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization as a tool to war against Jesus Christ on all fronts. Of course they’re gonna seem like nice people, that’s how the Devil operates! Trust God, not organizations or men and women who put on neat appearances, and make boastful claims to be the only religion that offers salvation on earth. All you and I need is the direction God’s word provides. The true Advocate; the Holy Spirit, will lead us into all the truth about God. That’s what Jesus promised. Believe Him! Study the Bible to show yourself approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15), and depend on the Holy Spirit (not men) to teach you:

1 John 2:26-27 NET “These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you. Now as for you, the anointing that you received from him resides in you, and YOU HAVE NO NEED FOR ANYONE TO TEACH YOU. 😃 But as his anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it has taught you, you reside in him.”

John 14:26 NET “But THE ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, whom the Father will send in my name, WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.”

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God Examines More Than The Heart

God Examines More Than The Heart
God Examines More Than The Heart

Jeremiah 17:10 KJV “I the Lord search the heart, I TRY THE REINS, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

As I was studying this verse I looked up the meaning of the word, “REINS,” in the Strong’s Bible concordance. The concordance said it means kidney, and figuratively the mind. I asked myself, “This God examining the kidneys, could this have something to do with the mind literally? Or does this only have a figurative meaning?” Then something (or someone) said, “Do a quick Google search to see if the kidneys affects the mind.” And lo and behold I came across the below quote in ScienceDaily.com from an article titled: “Decreased Kidney Function Leads To Decreased Cognitive Functioning, Study Finds:”

“Decreased kidney function is associated with decreased cognitive functioning in areas such as global cognitive ability, abstract reasoning and verbal memory, according to a study led by Temple University. This is the first study describing change in multiple domains of cognitive functioning in order to determine which specific abilities are most affected in individuals with impaired renal [or kidney] function.”

Basically what they’re saying is their study proved that when your kidney function decreases so does your cognitive or mental abilities. So goes your kidneys so goes your mind in multiple areas. And they were trying to figure out which specific areas of the mind suffer the most. I also saw studies conducted by other professionals that confirmed this. Since it’s been proven that the brain and kidney work together this led me to conclude that when God says He tries even the Reins (or kidneys) of a person, He is not only saying that He examines the heart and the mind, He tries even the organ connected to the mind (the kidney) because He knows how it works. And He said He does this, “even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jeremiah 17:10 KJV) Yes God our creator goes deep:

Hebrews‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭CEB‬‬ “Because God’s word is living, active, and sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates to the point that it separates the soul from the spirit and the joints from the marrow. It’s able to judge the heart’s thoughts and intentions. No creature is hidden from it, but rather everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of the one to whom we have to give an answer.”

Jeremiah 17:10 is not just a metaphor. I’m learning there are many things God says that are not metaphors, God meant them literally. God is the only righteous judge. He created human beings. He made the heart, the kidneys, the mind, etcetera. He knows how it all works. Hence He and only He can perfectly evaluate every human being.

A SIDE EFFECTS NOTE

Learning what happens to the kidneys also affects the mind made me think about this: “How many medications are out there with side effects of decreased kidney function or kidney failure? Hmmmmm. Could this be another reason why so many are losing their minds?” 🤔

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