In Reverse

December 25, 2015

Moving, moving, moving on;

From one place to another

 

But are we really moving forward or In Reverse?

Moving forward requires taking steps forward.

Moving backward requires taking steps backward.

You may ask yourself, if I’m taking steps forward, how can I take steps backward (go in reverse).  The answer is we can physically take steps forward by walking, but spiritually turn our back and go in reverse by not walking in the ways of God (Jesus Christ).

We don’t walk the way Jesus Christ walked, and we don’t talk as Jesus talked (confess God’s promises in our lives).  We must walk and talk as Jesus did because the power of life and death is in our mouth.  Our thoughts dictate our actions.

We must align our thoughts with the Word of God so our actions will reflect the actions of Jesus.  Then and only then will we fall forward and not In REVERSE.

But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:  and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.  But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. (Jeremiah 7:23-24)

The key is coming toward God, not turning your back away from God in rejection of Him and His Word.

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.

 

She has produced ministry resources that can help you grow in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.  Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/

 

She has also designed a powerful message-packed Bookmarker – “Who Am I” to help you discover who you are in Jesus Christ – https://womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/who-am-i-bookmarker/


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MY CONFESSION BECOMES MY POSSESSION

October 8, 2015

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.  (Proverbs 4:23 AMP

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it. (Proverbs 18:21 AMP)

For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced. (Matthew 12:37 AMP)

 

If we confess faith-filled words, rather than doubtful words. You will experience the effects of your words because they will manifest in the physical.

Faith-filled Words Doubtful Words
I am more  than a conqueror through Jesus Christ I am defeated.
I believe I receive my healing for the high blood pressure. I’m not feeling well.
I am wonderfully made by God. I’m just a nobody.
God loves me. Nobody cares about me.
God blesses me. I’m hanging in there.
I have the victory through Jesus Christ. God is not answering my prayers.
The joy of the Lord is my strength. I’m feeling sad because . . .

When we confess words out of our mouth, we are sowing seeds.  Positive confessions yield positive actions and results.  Negative confessions yield negative actions and results. Therefore, it is essential that we watch what we say because “you shall have what you say.”  You shall reap what you sow.

All actions begin with thoughts.  As we continue to purify our thoughts by renewing our minds through the Word of God, we will see and experience positive actions in our lives, and sow positive actions in others lives.

Renewing our mind through the Word of God means reading, studying and meditating on the Word daily.  In doing so, we will reach higher spiritual heights in God, and grow closer to God.  A closer walk with God yields revelation, knowledge, and wisdom.

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing the Word of Truth. (II Timothy 2:15 AMP)

 

 

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By Kenneth Copeland

As born-again, Spirit filled believers, our stepping in to the overflow of God’s Glory and walking in it daily doesn’t just happen automatically.  No. In fact, it’s possible that we could stand in the middle of the greatest outpouring of God’s Glory this world has ever seen, and just watch it pass us by, never experiencing a drop of it.  What you and I experience in these days of overflow comes down to or mouths.  That’s right, the degree of overflow you and I experience in our lives these last of the last days will be determined by our mouths.  It will be the result of the words we speak.  You see, you and I are where we are right now because of the words we spoke yesterday …and the day before that … and the day before that.  That’s simply the way God created us.  The words we speak day after day carry the same degree of force behind them as the words God Himself speaks – even the same force as the Word that came out of His mouth and created the universe.

All the overflow in Jesus’ life and ministry did not begin manifesting until He began speaking the Word of God – not His own words, but God’s Word (John 12:47-50).

We are the prophets of our own lives! (Matthew 12:34-37).  As believers, however, you and I now have God’s Word to speak and God’s Anointing with which to speak it.  . . . Our future is up to us, and it’s all based on the words that we use to  “bringeth forth” things – words to “bringeth forth good things,” or words to “bringeth forth evil things.”

I am the prophet of my own life.  My words – and God’s Word – in my life determine my future.  They determine my health, my wealth and my place in eternity.  My faith-filled words are alive and full of power.  They are enriched -–they are backed – by the Anointing of God, the very power that created the universe.  I am what the Word says I am.  I can do what the Word says I can do.  I can have what the Word says I can have. Out of the abundance of my Word-filled heart, my Word-filled mouth speaks.  Arise and shine!

 

Not a sick day.  Not a broke day.  Not a sad day.  But every day, an overflow day!

 

By Kenneth Hagin – “ACT ON THE WORD”

For verily I (Jesus) say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  (Mark 11:23,24)

What you say is your faith speaking.  Therefore, you will always have in your life

what you believe for and say.

Did you notice that the word “say” in some form is in Mark 11:23 three times, and the word “believe” is in that verse only once?

My people primarily are not missing it in their believing, for they have been taught to believe and to have faith.  Where they’re missing it is in what they’re saying.

Jesus said, “When you pray, believe you receive, and you shall have it.  (Mark 11:24)

 

Kenneth Hagin was sick and began speaking doubt, because when his friends asked “How are you feeling?”  He answered “Well, some of the symptoms have come back on me.  Then he remembered that when he would talk about the symptoms, from my inward man would come the words:  I’m well, thank you.  The Word of God says Jesus took my infirmities and bare my sicknesses.He began to change his confession.

What you say, good or bad, is your faith speaking.  If you’re saying, “I’ll never make it,” you won’t.  Proverbs 6:2 says “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”

The problem with many people is they’re double-minded.  But the Bible says that we shouldn’t let anyone who wavers in his faith – a double-minded person – think that he will receive anything of the Lord.  (James 1:5-8)  That is why we must hold fast to our original confession of faith, right in the face of seeming defeat.  I know: I’ve done it.  I won’t tell you that it’s easy, because you have to fight your flesh and the devil to do it.  But when you hold your ground and act on the Word, you will see those things, which you say come to pass.

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which creates an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God. Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/ to learn more about our ministry resources.


Blossoming Into Your Greatness Radio Show

October 5, 2015

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Blossoming Into Your Greatness (BIYG) is an online Radio show via Blog Talk Radio, sponsored by Wings of Love Women’s Ministry.  Our vision is to provide a forum that encourages others to grow in the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, and to reach higher spiritual heights by discovering and fulfilling their God-given purpose.

The radio show showcases Christian authors, businesses, and ministries to help promote their products and services.

BIYG airs on Tuesdays at 8:00pm – 8:30pm EST.

We invite you to be a Guest on BIYG.  We will develop a Radio Interview flyer and promote it for you via my e-newsletter and social media platforms (Facebook, Linked-In, and Twitter).  You will also be featured on the Radio Show Guest Spotlight for 30 days on my Ministry site – www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com

The Guest Registration Fee is $35.00, which helps Wings of Love Women’s Ministry fulfill its mission – to connect with women who have battled abuse in their lives, and have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason realize healing and spiritual growth. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

REGISTER NOW by clicking on the BUY NOW button below.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,  AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!


Life’s Slippery Slopes

October 5, 2015

Life can cause you to slide down slippery slopes, but you can avoid them by putting your faith (belief, trust, and reliance) on God.

 

                                        TRUST IN ME

 

Trust in me with all of your heart.

Trust in me and you will never fall apart.

Acknowledge me in all of your ways,

And you will have sweet peace all of your days.

I am the truth and the way.

Stand and obey my Word and you won’t stray.

Trust in me with all of your mind,

And spiritual treasures of wisdom and revelation you will find.

 

 

©  1999 Karmen A. Booker


Tearing Down the Walls

September 21, 2015

Many people have walls that encase them in an emotional prison, which stifles their spiritual growth and prevents them from living a life of joy and fulfillment.

The Torn Walls

Walls, Walls, Walls.

Some are made of concrete and wood.

Some are physical and spiritual.

 

Many people use them as barriers to close themselves in, and to shut others out. The reasons for these barriers range from being alone to hiding one’s true motives needs, and desires. These walls prevent us from walking in the true light where JESUS CHRIST guides our steps.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way.”   (Psalm 37:23)

“A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

For God said in the Word, walk as children of the light and be ambassadors for Christ, for I am the truth, the way, and the life. As my representatives, you must walk as I walk, and talk as I talk, or you are none of mine.

Remember, you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

Like constructed walls are designed to support the foundation in a house, so our spiritual walls of love, joy, peace, faith, truth, temperance, endurance, and meekness, support and elevate our spirit, which is rooted and grounded in the foundation – Jesus Christ.

If these spiritual walls are not firmly in place, we will surely become like a landfill – wide open to receive all kinds of debris in the form of false doctrines, founded on manipulative schemes, which will undoubtedly cause confusion in the greatest degree.

These walls inhibit them from moving past their pain into God’s plan of love, joy, peace, and abundance.

The only way they can move past their pain is to tear down the walls they have built by:

(1)       Accepting the truth about themselves

(2)       Asking God to heal their heart, mind, and emotions

(3)       Forgiving themselves and the person(s) who hurt and mistreated them

Then and only then can they leave the past and move forward and live a joyful and victorious life in Jesus Christ.

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” (Philippians 3:13)

How many of you have built walls that you want to tear down?

SELF EVALUATION – be truthful; don’t wear a mask.

 

“We Wear the Mask” – Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,–
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

 

Many of you are wearing a mask, but you must remove it so you can move forward in every area of your life – spiritually, physically, and emotionally, and live a joyful and victorious life in Jesus Christ.

Unforgiveness is like a 100-pound weight that is pressing down on you. The longer you allow the weight to press you down, the heavier the burden, and the harder it will be to remove it.

When you are burdened down, you become immobilized emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Emotionally – you become angry, resentful and bitter toward the people who hurt you and mistreated you. This also spills over into your relationships with friends, family, and spouse because you become irritable, harsh, unkind, ill-tempered, degrading, and unloving.

Physically – anger, resentment and bitterness causes stress, which manifest itself in sickness and disease.

“A calm and peaceful and tranquil heart is life and health to the body, but passion and envy are like rottenness to the bones.” (Proverbs 14:30)

Spiritually – you don’t seek after God as you did before; your faith decreases, and your don’t experience love, joy, and peace in your life.

To experience victory through forgiveness you must do the following:

  1. Acknowledge that you hurt and why you are hurting.
  2. Release your pain to God. Cast all your burdens upon the Lord because His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
  1. Allow your pain to heal by focusing on your new start, rather than the pain of the past.

Romans 8:37-39 says, “Amid these we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through God who loved us.”

When you cast your hurt; your pain; your guilt; shame; and regret on God, you no longer have to carry it. You have transferred it to God.   Therefore, it can no longer burden you (weigh you down). So you are FREE to move forward by discovering and fulfilling your God-given purpose.

When you discover and fulfill your God-given purpose you will undoubtedly experience joy, peace and fulfillment.

So I challenge you today to discover your God-given purpose and fulfill it.

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which creates an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God. Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/ to learn more about our ministry resources.

 

 


You Are Called to Greatness

September 3, 2015

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