Sunday, October 26, 2008

God , What's the holdup?

Well I haven't spoke in a while since I've been back. 5! I'm feeling many emotions as one can probably imagine. Many decisions and choices have been made behind the scenes that have been difficult. It's not easy to stand back and watch my girl deal with this being alone. Thank you my most High God for 2 wonderful sis-in-laws. Sherry needed rest. Lord knows I wasn't much help in the wee hours of the mornings. I kept slapping his head looking for the snooze button. I guess he does'nt have one.
Sherry again you prove to be the most faithful of the two of us. Your able to find His shadow when all else seems lost. I on the other hand seem to do one of two reactions, retreat with anger or I keep moving thinking I can find my own way if I would just work harder at it. Others just chalk it up as God's will or His plans. Sherry, I believe you have it down or as my kids would say she has it on the D.L Shizzle. I know at times you feel weak, sometimes beaten and lost but you also seem to find rest and strength.
What should we do when Faith seems weak and Victory lost? You asked me to gather people to pray for the next three days. This I can do. You told me, say and ask for specifics. I will. You said stand firm and believe. I can.
A scripture that resonates strongly with my heart is Eph 6:10-17.

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we* are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.* 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.* 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And before I can pray, you and I, all of us need to agree on this scripture. These few verses tells us what we need to understand. First it tells us to be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Knowing the Word and having self-confidence in the Word is the way to be strong. Doubt brings weakness. My mind and my inner man must not be double minded and doubt.These verses also tells us who we are in opposition with, evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world. Not doctors, sickness and diseases, govt employees, lawyers, debt collectors, mail delivery nor hosts. But it is who has earthly authority over all (2 cor 4:4). It was not these people I should be angry at but evil rulers. I used emnity in the wrong place. I believe not, that God had anything to do with the above as well. For He does not create the storms in our lives. In John 14:10 it says Jesus rebuked the storm saying "Peace, Be still". And it was God in Him who did that work. If God creates storms, then he would be working against himself if he also caused it to cease. Same principle also seen with all the healings' and miracles recorded in the Bible. If God allowed or authored all sickness and diseases that he then took away using Christ. He would be working against himself. Jesus says this cannot be (Mark 3:24...if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand). John 10:10 tells us the source more specifically. 10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. Can't get more specific on who is who.
Another point to make about who is god of this world is the record of the temptation of Christ (Luke 4:5-8) 5 Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 “I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. 7 I will give it all to you if you will worship me.”8 Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say,‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” If satan is not the god of this world, then the above was not a temptation but a lie. The Bible clearly calls it a temptation.
We are told submit to God, resist satan and he will flee James 4:7. Ephesians tells us how to resist satan in verses 11 and 13 by putting on ALL or EVERY piece of God's armor. These spirits are gifts that must be very powerful when used all together as told to us. When combined together, we become mighty warriors protected and ready for battle. It says I will be standing after the battle. Bold statement! Must be good reliable armor!
These spirits are Truth, Righteousness and Peace. Truth is the veracity, belief, gospel, actuality and authority of the Word of God. Righteousness is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to God. Righteousness is also used as an attribute for God. Psalm 2 speaks of one being shielded by God and receiving favor because of righteousness. Peace fills us external and internally. Peace is evidence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives.
God gave us salvation by sacrificing His son to wear as helmets to protect our minds. Know that you are His. Smith Wigglesworth says " if satan tells you that you are not saved then you can bet that you actually are" Hold onto the shield of faith. Faith is by hearing the Word, Romans 10:17. And using the word as a sword to pierce the armor of evil. Speaking the word has power to battle any authority that tries to stand against you.
These 8 verses are instructions to defeat satan's authority through Christ our Lord and His mighty power.
Phil4:4-9, 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Lord I humble myself and thank you for Your word. Thank you for equipping us with the necessary armor to withstand and defeat the will of satan. Forgive me of my sins and reveal to me any trespasses I am holding on to. I so graciously ask for Bennett Adai McGough receive his passport and visa. That the angels clear his path. Satan you have no authority or rights to this child! He is God's! Paid for at the cross. You no longer have access to him. Evil spirits are to line up by rank and be casted to dry place till day of judgement by the authority sacrificed and given to me, my Lord Jesus Christ! By hearing the Word, I receive Faith from the Word which is the word of God. Lord, you say if we speak to our mountain, with faith and without doubt, move, then it will move. I stand on this promise and speak passport come! Visa come! Plane ticket home come this week! In the name of Jesus!
Thank you all. I pray your still awake after that. I had to get out what was rattling in my head. Atleast I posted never before seen pics.



Sherry said...

Scott, my cup is full. I am so blessed to call you my husband. I could hardly see the page from the tears that rolled down my face as I read this blog. I can feel your love through your words. It won't be long and we will be together again,this time as a family of "6".
Thank you for keeping me encouraged, I couldn't have made it here this long w/out you always making me feel as if I can conquer the world.
I love and miss you.


Sherry said...

Scott...the words you left last night are the words that we needed to hear for today--God is speaking through you and I ask of you to please keep listening to fill our cups with an overflow of promises and confirmations. Our Almighty God is one who never fails us even when we see our "world" in front of us falling apart. We are thankful for what he has done thus far and we refuse to let Satan come in to take our eyes of what God has promised us. I know Sherry and Bennett will be walking hand in hand with me on November 4 and we will IN JESUS NAME be home together. God has called me here to escort your family mission is not impossible with Jesus Christ---I am taking it full on and will complete it. I love you very much. Stay strong for us and pray. Bre

Morgan said...

My wonderful Bre,

Today is the first day I have been able to sit down and read the email you sent out, and read the blog. I am sitting in a class room full of boys, construction class, and tears are rolling down my face. I am so proud of yall, and I kept getting chills as I read the blog. I honestly can't tell you how much everything yall are doing touches me, Bre you are so wonderful and I am praying for you daily. Ok so I am going on and on, I love you Mrs. King!!!!


Sherry might not know me but tell her Hi!!!!

Shanna Neal said...

Scott & Sherry,

I just wanted to drop a line and say your new friends in Chicago are praying as well. WE BELIEVE GOD! He is able and will continue to work on your family's behalf. I love you all.
Shanna Neal

Shanna Neal said...

Hi Scott & Sherry,

I just wanted you to know your new Chicago friend is praying and believing God with you. Continue to stand on His promises. I am glad to have met and known you both. God is fighting for you.
Love you both,
Shanna Neal

Anonymous said...

Scott/Sher... We stand on solid ground of Christ...with you ,for your commitment and in faith. All Is Well through HIM. DAD.

Jordan Lane said...

wow, i know that whooole thing had to do with bam and sherry and bre and coming home, but i definately have to say that it was something i know i was supposed to read. That what scott had to say was not only for BAM and sherry, even though he doesn't know it...that really spoke out to me, like it was written for me...
thank you scott..i know you probably weren't trying to reach out to me..but you did on thank you...


Glenda McGough said...

I know you were up most of the night, but look at His word that was given to you that you have shared with many. Thank you, son, for being willing to receive and to serve. I just told Sher that you all are being watched by many and our/their faith is being strengthened by watching you take a stand and seeing the many small and large miracles that God is performing each day. While frustrating at times......"joy cometh in the morning". The biggest reward will be that sweet child being part of this family. You and Sherry, Colton, Haley and Hannah heard the call and answered "here I am Lord, send me"

Much Love, Grace and Blessings,

Doris Hamilton said...

thank you for the words I needed to read them you have really touched my heart.
The strength and commitment you and your family have stood on is beyound words for me .
Simply put I for one am proud of you.
Love you