April 17, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

3 false teaching man created from self centeredness

Yes, I believe the Word of God is a love letter and instructions from God to us, but I also believe because of it and because the Word IS God (John 1:1) much of how He teaches us to live and the ways He blesses us are always intended to be Christ-centered and to glorify and point to Him, not man.

Three ways man used scripture to birth false teachings by making it self-centered instead of God-centered and glorifying

I. Matthew 16:13-18, “When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

Context: Jesus is asking His disciples who they believe He is.

Way man made this self-centered instead of God-centered: There is a false teaching out there that says Peter is the rock on which He will build His church. Incorrect interpretation. This is why we must fully rely on the Holy Spirit to help us interpret the Word, so we cannot boast and He gets all the glory.

So, what is the Rock?: Let’s re-read verse 16, “Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Going back to context, they are discussing who Jesus is. Peter answers by revelation from God the Father (not of himself, so he could boast), and Jesus tells him that on that revelation from the Father that Jesus “is the Christ, the Son of the Living God” is the Rock on which He will build His church. THE Messiah and Savior of the world had come and is the Rock of all we as His believe to this day and forever.

II. “Healing, the gifts and signs of the Holy Spirit are no longer for today.” Firstly, I can find literally zero verses to support this false teaching. But it states that all manifestations of the Holy Spirit died with the last apostle and that they were only intended by God to confirm the apostles.

Context: Entire God-inspired Word.

Way man made this self-centered instead of God-centered: This false teaching makes all that God did in His Word point to a small group of men and is man-centered and not at all God-centered and glorifying.

What does God say?:

Mark 16:20, “And they [the disciples] went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”

God used and continues to use His Holy Spirit in us, working WITH us, to confirm the Word which IS Him (John 1:1). This is God-centered and glorifying as He intended and still does.

Hebrews 2:3-4, “How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.”

“Spoken.” Jesus spoke what? Words. Words about how to be saved, and God confirmed His Word, thus confirming and glorifying Himself using signs, wonders, and miracles, not the confirmation of man.

Isaiah 44:26, “Who confirms the word of His servant and performs the counsel of His messengers.”

God is He that confirms His own Word for His glory, so that we come to saving faith and heal the sick, etc. It is Him and Him alone who performs.

Dear Lord forbid that any man being used by God as a vessel of the Holy Spirit say God is confirming his or her words or power but His Word, power, and the words He gave them through His Spirit.

III. 2 Corinthians 12:7, “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.” To gain very important understanding and background of this controversial verse, you can also check out my post, The Thorn in the Flesh False Doctrine and Healing. The Holy Spirt is our absolute best Teacher for understanding the Word in a revelatory way as He intended. Not just knowing it secondhand from anyone else, including pastors which is where these false teachings come from to begin with.

Context: Entire God-inspired Word.

Way man made this self-centered instead of God-centered: This one requires a much more in-depth, Holy Spirit dependent study through the Word, but I tried to summarize it the best I could prayerfully and with God’s help.

Paul’s thorn in the flesh wasn’t a sickness, and he wasn’t at all concerned about himself but that the demonic spirit was hindering him getting the Word (Jesus) to the people that he so loved and wanted to reach for Christ.

What does God say?:

By the goodness and the grace of God, the Holy Spirit gave me a very powerful revelation on this regarding Paul’s thorn in the flesh.

The TRUE WHY behind him persisting in prayer to be relieved of the thorn, a demonic messenger that stirred up persecution to hinder the gospel, is not about him but all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Paul’s asked three timed for God to remove the thorn in the flesh that was stirring up so much hindrance and persecution against him that it was very difficult for him to preach the gospel and for it to take root in people.

If we read Pauls’ writings, we see his heart and character come through. Asking God to remove the demonic messenger that hindered the gospel was all about Jesus, His true gospel (salvation, healing, and deliverance), and his love for people (also a command of God).

Additionally, in his writings, we discover him to be a selfless man who didn’t even care if he died and who was heartbroken when the people he loved and taught the gospel of grace and word to strayed from it. To say that Paul was overly concerned about a thorn, the demon, attacking him directly would greatly discredit and downplay his character that shines through and who he was as a person in Christ. Not perfect but far more about Jesus and others than himself.

Acts 21:10-14, “And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ”12 Now when we heard these things, both we and those from that place pleaded with him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, “The will of the Lord be done.”

Then if we also read the book of Galatians, we see the heart and character of Paul as well, that it’s all about the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, thus Jesus, thus God-centered not self-centered.

The thorn being removed is about the gospel to Paul and not how he was affected directly but because he was persecuted and hindered that the RESULT was people were kept from the gospel. So, that’s why he really persisted in asking for the thorn (demonic messenger) to be removed – he couldn’t stand that the gospel (Jesus) was being hindered/kept from people. He loved Jesus and people that much.

Also, Paul and the disciples had the irrevocable power and authority to heal the sick in Jesus’ name. No need for Paul to beg God to heal him. The thorn was a demonic spirit stirring up persecution/hindrance of the gospel (Jesus) to the people, Paul’s TRUE heart concern, not himself.

I pray this brief study blessed you.

All of these things are about God and God-centered but man making the Word about themselves, in these instances, has caused and created false teachings that have led people astray. God always gets the glory, and we are called to glorify Him. Man can dangerously misrepresent God to people by making things in the Word intended to be about Him incorrectly about themselves.

The Holy Spirit is your best Teacher,

His Warring Handmaid

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April 13, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid 2 comments

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I turned each verse into a (sometimes paraphrased) prayer for you and your loved ones. 

Philippians 4:6-7, “I and my family (call out there names) are anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, we let our requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

John 14:27, “Me and my family are left with God’s peace that He already gave to us because of all Jesus did, so I take it now by faith for us; peace that is not as the world gives does He give to us. We do not let not our hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Psalm 34:14, “My family and I choose to depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.”

Colossians 3:15, “The peace of God rules my heart and each of my family members’, to which also we were called in one body; and we are thankful.”

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,” so I “dose” it to myself and loved ones like medicine, life, and health to our minds and bodies.”

Matthew 6:25-26, “My Lord Jesus told us not to worry about our lives, what we will eat or what we will drink; nor about our bodies, what we will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? I see God always takes care of the birds of the air, and I know me and my family are much more valuable to Him for He sent His Son to die for us. It’s pointless to worry for it will add nothing good at all.”

1 Corinthians 2:16, “For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ,” so I take this by faith and let Him and allow Him to rule our minds and hearts in full surrender.

1 Peter 5:7, “I cast all the cares regarding me and my family upon God, for He cares for us,” into the beyond capable hands of Almighty God, I commit them all.

Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep me and my loved ones in perfect peace, because our minds are stayed in You and we trust in You,” and You are Your Word, so we get it rooted in us deeply that the enemy cannot steal it from us nor shake us.

April 13, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

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I recently digitally hand painted this floral wreath and applied them to a greeting card and stationary. You can purchase the printable set here.

The greeting card is blank inside and features Psalm 37:4 on the back:

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart,” (Psalm 37:4).

Closeup of artwork

Floral Wreath - Greeting Card - Letter D

As I have time, I will add additional letters. If you’d like this set with your first initial, please use the Contact page and let me know, and I will add it next and let you know.

Prayer

Please pray the Lord prospers the work of my hands for the sake of me and my son. Thank you so much.

“Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world,” (James 1:27).

April 12, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

I never tired of God confirming His Word and what He speaks to me in His still small voice. These powerful confirmations and instructions from the Lord regarding all He was teaching me regarding healing blew my mind and deeply touched my heart.

From video: “Head to Toe Healing from Autism and Other Neuroimmune Disorders – A Book of 31 Scriptural Prayers for Your Child”

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https://amzn.to/2JBeaF5 – paperback

April 11, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid 2 comments
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“For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26)

First, here are two articles (below) I recently read and agree with because of what I have been hearing from the Holy Spirit about the coronavirus as well as mounting evidence in the natural that it has insidious origins with evil intentions, the enemy using those who allow themselves to do his wicked desires. Those fools who say:

“There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call on the Lord?” (Psalm 14:1-4

THINGS JUST AREN’T ADDING UP

Coronavirus And Fear

As God’s people, we must never allow any evil to defy the armies of the living God, but we are seeing much evil abound right now. We are living in the last of the last days, so we must healthily question everything we see, hear, read, and are taught (including from pulpits) and pray, seek the Lord, search the scriptures, so we have eyes to see and ears to hear in every matter.

Yes, the virus is real but how it’s being represented worldwide is a farce with very evil intentions to gain control over the nations, with particular interest in destroying the United States of America. What the enemy and those submitted to him have meant for evil, God will use for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). BUT we must pray, stay in faith, not fear, and take Him for His Word no matter what we see.

How do we defeat giants? This one in particular?

We pray like we’ve never prayed before and with fasting if possible healthwise. We are not a people who are called to fear, passivity, to lay down and die and accept the evil reports of men as well as their evil intentions.

Prayer

Father, who are these uncircumcised Philistines that they should defy Your living armies? Give Your people, its leaders, this nation and the nations wisdom, discernment, eyes to see and ears to hear everything we NEED to know at this time. Shine Your light on every darkness and every perpetrator of it using this virus as weapon against us, Your people and all peoples, Lord our God. Cause all of what was meant for evil for the good of those who love You.

Do not let our enemies rejoice over us. We declare no weapon formed against us will prosper. We repent of every area this nation and the nations have given place to the devil. Your mercy is great towards those who fear You, and we greatly fear You, so for the sake of those who fear You, love You, and honor Your namesake have mercy on us, O God.

We command this puny coronavirus to shrivel up, die, and come to naught right now. We thank You that as a result those wicked who engineered this “plannedemic” be made ashamed and discredited because Your Word says the righteous will never be made ashamed but the wicked will be made ashamed. We call forth curing treatments. We command those afflicted with it to be made whole right now.

We plead the blood of Jesus Christ over us and ours and cover us and ours in Psalm 91 where no plague nor destruction will come nigh us as Your Word is literally a shield and armor around us. We only believe.

We bless this nation and the nations. We ask that You protect, revive, and speedily restore the United States economy and those of the world that we not enter into a depression. We ask that You draw many peoples unto You that they walk in faith not fear. We rebuke the spirit of suicide over this nation and the nations and that people trust You to provide and ask that You do so – all of our needs according to Your riches and glory – even if You must do so supernaturally as we have faith in You and Your Word.

We thank You for hearing our prayers and cries for help. We pray believing and taking for Your Word only. You are good and will be glorified in the earth in these times through Your children in Jesus’ name, amen.

April 2, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

I just update the “Healed from Autism” page with a great healing testimony, etc.. It can be navigated to from the main website menu at the top. 

Please share it with anyone you know who’s believing God for healing for their child from autism and other neuroimmune disorders.

Here’s the link: 

https://hiswarringhandmaid.com/healed-from-autism/

Thank you and God bless.

I’ve also written a prayer book that I’d be so thankful if you’d share.

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Available on Amazon:

April 1, 2020 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

Healing can sometimes be instant and sometimes progressive. Though, I believe God wants to get much of the unbelief out of the church, so we see many instant ones.

Healing can be progressive because we are in a spiritual battle. The enemy doesn’t want us free from sickness, able to do God’s will. The thief wants people bound with sickness to be kept from doing His will. And of course it is His will for ALL His children to be able to do His will, and He made provision for ALL His children to do so – “By His stripes, we WERE healed,” (1 Peter 2:24).

We can apply God’s Word to our bodies like medicine, like salve as it is life and health to our bodies and see healing take place according to our faith, taking Him for His Word and not what is seen.

It’s what God’s Word says, not what man thinks or deduces based on experience. Time for healing to manifest doesn’t negate that His Word is fact and trumps the natural realm. Many that God called righteous because of faith waited for the things they were promised to come to pass. We must be like Abraham who considered not the deadness of his elderly body nor Sarah’s womb and BELIEVED God when He said He’d make him a father of many nations.

Proverbs 4:20-22 
 
My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.

Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;

For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.

Sorry about the type on the video, “austism.” Can’t fix it without starting over and messing up the url.