Posted by: angelnotes | February 3, 2018

Oppression and Generational Curses

When you give your life over to the Lord, when you accept Yeshua as your personal Lord and Savior, you become the enemy.  You become the target.

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Don’t get me wrong, we were always the target, but prior to salvation there is possession and oppression of the dark evil forces of this world.  Losing you to the Almighty Father and His Son Yeshua makes your a target to get the possession back.  Too often the oppression continues and gets stronger so that the possession can be taken back.

First and foremost, let me state that possession can never be taken back if you’ve truly given yourself over to Him.  That just means the oppression will double.  Too often it’s whatever evil that had oppressed you in the first place.  Oftentimes, it’s a spirit that has been linked to your family for generations.  That spirit thinks it can claim ownership on your line – you, your parents, your grandparents, and so own.

I’m not only talking about the daily oppression of worry, doubt, anger, depression, which are included, I’m talking a deeper oppression.  You see my great great grandmother and great grandmother practiced the dark arts.  They talked to the dead and performed rituals.  Have I seen it? No, am I attacked?  Absolutely.  I have given my life over to the Lord.  Am I still being attacked?  Absolutely.

Sometimes, that spirit is such a part of you that it seems like your friend.  Seems like your best friend because it does not want to leave.  For years, I thought something was wrong with me.  I thought I was going nuts.  I always heard things inside my head that wasn’t me.  That thing was pretending to be my friend.  That thing was pretending to help me get myself out of desperate situations.  That thing was pretending to help me get me through my loneliness.  That thing had me believing that I was something that I wasn’t.  That thing had me opening my eyes to things I should never see and experience.

So what did I do?  I confided in a friend what was happening to me and she told me about spiritual oppression and generational curses.  She said pray to the Lord to remove those spirits and break that curse.  I got down on my knees with tears and asked the Lord to remove this oppression and break this curse.  What happened next?  I had this hole in my life.  This hole of loneliness.  This hole of emptiness.  I was so depressed that I didn’t know to do.  I just knew that I couldn’t allow whatever it is back in.  I talked to my friend the following week and she told me that I needed to ask the Lord to fill it up and make me whole.  Simple huh?  I thought the Lord was already there. hahaha  So I asked the Lord to fill up that hole and seal it with Him and His Spirit the Ruach Hakodesh (Hebrew for Holy Spirit).  Look, I’ve done things that I am so ashamed of and keep remembering it till this day.

You see Satan will attack you with everything he has, whether you belong to the Lord or not.  He will attack you through temptation.  He will attack you with promises of power.  He will attack you with promises to feel good.  He will even attack you with supposed love.  Call on the Lord.  Call on His Son.  Come to Him.  Ask Him to remove the oppression…ask Him to break the curse…ask Him to the rebuke the evil that is attacking you…ask Him to surround you and keep you safe…ask Him to fill you up and be Lord of your life.

Revelation 3:20 BeholdI stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the doorI will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us

You’re not alone my brothers and sisters.  With Love until next time.

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Posted by: angelnotes | December 10, 2017

Tis the Season

Every holiday, there is hustle and bustle.  Buying gifts, spending time with family, food, friends, Christmas parties, work holiday parties…it almost feels like it never ever ends.    In fact, it’s exhausting.  At age 48, I am asking what is this all about?  What is this really all about?

For several years, the running joke is that is no Christ in Christmas.  My question is was there ever?  No, I’m not talking the pagan traditions of “winter solstice” or the real meaning behind Christmas.  I’m asking if there was ever a Christ in Christmas.  Sure, we hear the story.  We go to church and sing songs.  But where is Christ?

When I was a young girl, about age 11 or 12, my parents stopped giving me gifts.  They said it was not right to give someone else a gift on someone else’s birthday.  So for a few years, we listened to the nativity story on LP (vinyl for you young folks).  And, Christmas for me was resentfully quiet.  I would see all of the awesome stuff my friends got for Christmas.  I would save gifts from friends and neighbors so I would have some things to open on Christmas morning.  I was angry at my parents.  Now that I am older, I realize that part of it came from a good place and the other part was simply because my parents could no longer afford the holidays and it was easiest to celebrate Christmas for what it was intended to be…a celebration of Christ’s birthday.

As I grew older and had kids of my own, I made sure that my kids had a Christmas, whether I could afford it or not.  Layaway, starting in summer, and running around just to see the 5 minutes of happiness on my kid’s faces.  Do you know what started happening?  My youngest would count the number of gifts he received and my oldest would have a serious attitude because I didn’t get the exact model of the toy he wanted.  Then my parents, a day or two later, would take him to the toy store and get him the one he wants. At the end, he had two.

So fast forward, I got remarried and felt it was my duty to make Christmas the most wonderful time of year.  Food, festivities, friends, family.  We decorated the tree together.  Everyone had to take a shower and put on their new jammies Christmas Eve so that we can have that beautiful Christmas morning.  My husband, in my mind, always ruined Christmas morning because my kids and I were anxious and he wanted to wait until he had his coffee, something to eat, and, oh, yeah, wake up.  I had to have that perfect Christmas .

Fast forward again to my oldest son’s late teenage years…He lost his everloving mind.  And 10 years later it’s still lost, but I digress.  I reached the point that continued for several years of dreading Christmas.  My family was/is breaking apart and I no longer have that Christmas I longed for.

Today, I ask, what is the Christmas I long for?  Yes, I’m still preparing for the day by getting gifts, grocery lists, and preparing for family.  But what am I really longing for?  I’m longing for what I should have longed for all along.  A deeper relationship with the Father and His Son, Yeshua Jesus.  It sounds cliche right?  No, it’s something that we should long for daily.  The fact is Christmas is just another day to long for something and Someone that we should long for every single day, every single hour, every single second, every single minute.  Put the Christ in your everyday not just in Christmas.

So my friends, celebrate the season, celebrate with your friends, family, and coworkers.  Celebrate HIM everyday of the year.

Till next time.

I love you everyone.

Posted by: angelnotes | November 26, 2017

Letters to the Lord

Praying often is something I try to do throughout the day.  Unfortunately, I get so caught up I forget to pray as often as I should.  I get frustrated with myself because the most important thing in your life is communication with the Father.  Many of us treat it as a ritual…repeated prayers like a mantra.

One thing that the Lord pointed out to me is that I love to write.  It is a talent that He has given me.  One of the things I do with that talent is write letters to Him.  Sometimes, that’s my prayer time.  It’s unconventional but that is how I am able to pour my heart out to Him.  When I was a little girl and would so often get in trouble, of course my mom and sometimes dad would punish me.  If I thought they were wrong (hahahha), I would write a letter and plead my case.  Sometimes, I would tell them what I thought was really happening and sometimes I would tell them I thought they were being unfair.  No, I don’t do that when I write to the Lord.

WHY do I write these letters? Well, writing allows me to be more candid.  I helps me talk to the Lord about praising Him, thanking Him, talking to Him, and expressing how I feel about things that are going on in my life.  Oftentimes, I shut down and hold it in.  Writing these letters help me let it out to the one person I should and need to.   After all, the Lord communicates to us in His written Word.  So why is so unusual for me to talk to Him this way? Writing these letters is my prayer closet.

The Lord is our family.  We call our human family.  We talk to them.  We write to them.  We spend time with them.  So, spend time with the Lord.  Use the talent you have been given for Him, for yourself to draw closer to Him, and for others to draw closer to Him also.  Whether you paint, knit, draw, or write.  Whatever talent the Lord has given you.  Give back and share with Him.  He loves you so much and wants to share with you.  He has given you gifts.  To oftentimes, we ask what is our gift?  Preaching? Missions?  Evangelism?  What we do not recognize is that we already have those gifts.  That is our mission to spread His Word and His Love.  You may not have the booming voice of a preacher, but you can take beautiful pictures of His majestic creation or blog or write songs.

You see.  I used think that praying to Lord and sharing the Lord had to be loud and boisterous.  Nothing wrong with that.  We are all called.  What I now understand is that even the smallest voice is heard by the Lord.

My brothers and sisters, I invite you to talk to the Lord.  Find your pray closet.  If it’s playing your instrument in worship and prayer, if it’s painting a picture while talking to the Lord, if it’s knitting a blanket while talking to the Lord….JUST TALK TO HIM.  Well, my friends, I love you in the Lord.  Talk to Him and Share Him.

Posted by: angelnotes | October 9, 2017

Obeying the Lord

Obeying the Lord should be easy because you love Him so much that you want to do everything for Him.  So what’s so hard about obeying the Lord?  Life…that’s what so hard about obeying the Lord.  We work full-time. We have people depending on us.  The expectation is be a good son/daughter, good spouse, good parent, good sibling, good relative, good neighbor, good employee, good friend, good church attendee, good steward, good good good good.

What is happening?  MY life is taking away from obeying Him.  He is supposed to be number one.  He is supposed to be the Love of my life.  He is the reason that I am that good daughter, good wife, good mom, good sister, good friend and so on.

We need to take that time.  That quiet time.  Talk to the Lord.  Spend time with Him whether it’s during your morning drive or while you’re cooking dinner.  Set time aside to listen to what He is telling you so that you can be obedient.  Obeying the Lord is not for Him…it’s for you.  The Lord knows better.  Obeying the Lord gives you the purpose in life that you are truly looking for.

Till Next Time

Posted by: angelnotes | September 24, 2017

My Date with Jesus (Yeshua)

I love watching PureFlix.  That is the Christian version of NetFlix.  This week, I watched the movies The Perfect Stranger and The Encounter.  Both of them are about a closeup personal and physical encounter with Jesus Christ.  So, in my wild imagination, I asked Jesus for a date.  Sounds wild, huh?  I wanted an encounter.  I wanted to talk to Jesus and ask Him questions.  Since I love to write and sometimes, not often enough, I write my prayers in the form of letters, I put a date reminder on my calendar, grabbed my prayer notebook, picked the place I would have dinner at (Mitchells Fish Market), and got excited with my date.  My date was the next day.  All day, I looked forward to my date.  I even wondered if He would show up or if the enemy would pull a cruel joke.  I stayed in prayer all day.

After work, I wondered if I should go back home and dress up.  I changed my mind and went straight to dinner.  I sat down in the booth with my notebook and began writing my letter.  As I was writing, I wrote down that I wish He was physically here, but I was scared I would hear some truths that I didn’t want to hear.

Well, He showed up.  No, a man did not walk up to me and tell me he was Jesus.  You know when you’re praying or you get that instinct to do something and you almost hear a voice.  That is what had happened to me.  It was Him.  I put my pen down and listened.  I began to have the conversation I always wanted, and I also had the conversation that I needed.  In other words, I heard some truths that I didn’t want to hear and needed to hear.

There are three most important things that came out of the conversation.

  1. He loves me.  He loves you.  He wants us to show how much we love Him in the same way (and more) how much we love Him.  Like us,  He wants to feel the love and affection.  I wish I could hug Him.  I wish I could laugh with Him.  There are ways to show Him love.  Listen to Him, talk to Him, read His Word, want Him to be the most important part of your life.  Think of a mother and child.  The love a mother has (should have) for her child is insurmountable.  He loves us even more than that.  Isn’t that awesome?
  2. With repentance, we need to forgive ourselves.  There are things I had done that I am eternally ashamed of.  I had repented.  Those sins are constantly in the forefront of my thoughts.  I heard Him say, “Angel, you need to forgive yourself.  I already forgave you.  Why are you still thinking and remembering?”  That moment stopped me mid-bite.  My coping mechanism kicked in.  That was a rough moment.
  3. Let Him work.  Stay out of His way and let Him work.  It is pretty explanatory but I will tell you my personal issue.  I’m dealing with both of my sons.  They are like night and day, but they accept things and occurrences in their life that are absolutely against God and God’s will.  Two separate things but things that need prayer.  I keep trying to step in and try to provide better guidance.  Let’s just say every time I do…Things get worse.  He had already promised me that they would be okay and that He has this.  He doesn’t need my help.  I have to let Him work.  In the mean time, He is working on me too.  As a mother?  This one is tough to truly understand.  He then reminded me that He loves my sons more than me.  Seems impossible…With God all things are possible.  And HE IS GOD!

At the end of date, He reminded me that I didn’t need a date.  He talks to me all the time mostly through His Word and prayer.  Sometimes, He sends a stranger and sometimes, it’s through your beautiful 3 year old granddaughter.

I encourage you to set up a special alone time with Him.  Make a date, set up a picnic, go to the park to meet a friend.  Have your encounter.  I know that it will feel weird.  At the end…you will feel a peace that you need.

To make it clear, there was no channeling or divination or anything new age.  I stayed in prayer and under HIS WORD.

Till next time my friends.  I love you!!

Posted by: angelnotes | September 18, 2017

Secret Pride and a Repentant Heart

As I write this blog, I write this in total humility and in prayer.  I have been listening to a lot of Bible studies and messages especially with themes that include Biblical end times.  As I listen to many ideas, I have been questioning what they are saying.  So I went to the source which is God’s Word.  The Bible.  Since I was reading about end times, I went to the book that I have been listening about, Revelation.  I started with chapter 1.  As I read the first few chapters of this book, I became convicted.  Jesus was talking to the seven churches.  Growing up, I have been trying to understand what each church represented.  Yesterday, I saw all of the churches together as one body.  What did I see?  Jesus asking for a call to repentance.  I call to Him.  I felt so convicted.  As I looked deep in my heart, I saw my need for repentance.  I saw my need for humility.  I have been prideful.  Secretly prideful.  So proud when I blog.  So proud when I shout God out loud.  So proud when I give.  I didn’t brag to man.  I bragged to God.  I was like “Look at me God!  Look what I am doing for you!”  That was the wrong attitude. I had the faith.  I was always sorry, but instead of thinking of how much I want the Lord to be a part of me and work through me, I was thinking I hope the Lord is proud of me.  To a point, you cannot help but feel that way.  I still need the Lord to work on me and through me.  Through me, He can show how much He loves you.  Through me, He can work on me and you.  There’s nothing wrong with being proud to have the Lord a part of your life.  When you truly love someone, you do things simply because you love them and you want to show others how that love makes you better for them, for you, and for others.  It’s the same with the Lord and much more.  You don’t do it to show off even if it’s just to them.  You do it because you love them and want them to be a part of you and you a part of them.  I hope this makes sense.

Take care.  Until next time.

Posted by: angelnotes | September 2, 2017

Discord and Peripherals

Lately, I find it very discouraging how believers throw other believers under the bus over peripheral beliefs.  We have name calling, public shaming, and outright shameful behavior.

Side note:  This is the verse of the day from Bible Gateway:

The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119:64 KJV

Here are my thoughts.  The whole reason of everything – our faith, our hope, our love, our beliefs, our center is Jesus Christ Yeshua Hamashiach.  Is He the center of your life?  Is He your reason?

True…there are many people who are preaching very unBiblical theories.  True…there are many people that preach Biblical misinterpretations.  Test what’s being said.  Does it take you away from your faith?  Does it take you away from your relationship with the Lord?  Do it take you away from the joy of HIM? Then it is wrong.

Everything the Lord does is for the Love of HIS children.  That’s us.  Every human being. Why can we not do the same?  Yes, tough love is needed.  But abuse in the name of tough love? NO.  All that does is create hate, anger, and sow discord among brothers and sisters who should be coming together.

It’s okay to disagree as long as the real purpose does not take you away from your relationship with the Lord but draws you closer.  That relationship is the one thing that has been made perfectly clear in the Bible.  So clear that God told us over and over and over from Genesis to Revelations.

If you believe in something that you stand on based on Biblically sound doctrine, take your stand without throwing stones.  Let the Lord use you to spread the message.  I didn’t say water it down.  I said let the Lord use you.  Speak to that which you disagree with and not insult the person.  They may be misguided and you may be misguided as well.  That is why we have to constantly study the Word.  You could read the same Bible verse over and over and the Lord will give you a message so clear that you will have a broader better understanding.

The church is supposed to be one body with Jesus Yeshua as the head.  Tell me…how can we be one body when we’re constantly trying to chop of an arm or a finger or a pinky toe?

With all this being said, I am going quickly address the anticipated rapture.  There is nothing I look more forward to than the coming of my Lord…our Lord.  To see His face, to laugh, to smile, to sing,… to see Him.  He will come as He promised.  WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN.  If He does not come when you think HE should, that’s your thinking.  It’s okay to be wrong.  HE is always right and keeps HIS promises.  HE should be your reason for choosing salvation otherwise you very easily turn your back. Remember, the Lord God came at one of the most brutal moments in history from the comforts of heaven and HIS throne to become like us and experience the most horrific pain and execution to fulfill a promise He made so we can be with HIM.

Let us love one another and come together.  Let the Lord use us to shine and season the earth.  Time is running out.  Our lives are finite.  I love you all.  The Lord loves you all.  Go to His Word.  Let Him talk to you.  You cannot read the Bible like a novel…the Bible is a living book that contains living documents and books.  You have to go to it.  Oh and BTW – don’t make the Bible an excuse for hurting or shaming somebody.

Till next time.

Posted by: angelnotes | August 23, 2017

Solar Eclipse: The beginning of what?

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been listening to Bible prophecy.  I listen to several interpretations of eschatology , prophetic teachings, signs, and seasons.  Yesterday, I watched the solar eclipse.  I watched several video on the meaning and prediction of the eclipse.  There are many interesting thoughts.  I’m going to share with you two videos.  You don’t have to agree.  You don’t have to think anything.  This is exciting.:

Posted by: angelnotes | August 23, 2017

RePost from 2009 – Don’t Let Your Faith Fall

This weekend, I attended a Bible study.  We were researching the Rapture.  We were researching proof of a pre-tribulation Rapture.  Well, personally, I believe in one, but truthfully, if it doesn’t occur when I, a mere human being, expect it to, then that’s okay. It’s not my timing, it’s God’s timing.  Many people laugh at that belief.  We get upset, tuck our heads, and huff.  By doing this, we are losing the person that we are speaking to and ourselves.  By saying that, I mean that we are losing ourselves to discord.

One thing that is occurring today is that much discord is being sewn between each other, both inside and outside of church.  We argue over doctrinal tradition and forget why we are gathering together in the first place.  We gather together united as believers and followers of Yeshua Hamashiach.  That’s where our eyes should be.

So ask yourself this: If God doesn’t do what you expected, are you going to take your eyes off of Him?  Unfortunately, many will.  Don’t let yourselves get so caught up in man’s doctrine and you are ignoring God’s doctrine.  So, I challenge you to open God’s Word and look for yourselves.  Don’t let somebody else tell you what it says…not your pastor, not your parents, not man. Let God tell you Himself because He will give you the answers.  When you want to know something and a source of that knowledge is close by don’t you go to that source instead of asking the person next to you that’s still learning?  Well, He’s close by.  All you have to do is ask.

Posted by: angelnotes | July 24, 2017

There is only one God only one way

There are so many gods and beliefs.  How do we know that Jesus is the only way?  Why should we believe that Jesus is the only way.  Well, there is a variety of religions.  Here is the common them with other religions.  You have to work.  You have to be good.  Treat your fellow man with kindness and help those in need.  Pray multiple times a day.  Get your spaceship ready.  Religion and rituals.

The fact that we are fallible humans.  Even outwardly do those things, what’s inside?  What’s going on in our heart?  Who are you praying to?  Does that god just demand worship, rituals, and work?  As a human being, you cannot follow whole heartedly.  You will feel anger and hate and nothing.  You will find loopholes or bad interpretations.

Now let me tell you about Jesus (Yeshua).

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The same was in the beginning with God.All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Romans 3:10 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 8:31 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 3:23 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.

You see God loves us.  We will never be worthy on our own.  God made a way HIMSELF. Why because HE loves us?  More that we can ever love.  Don’t get it twisted.  It doesn’t mean after repenting and excepting you can do whatever you want.  No.  God wants you to come home.  God wants you be with Him.  Laugh with Him.  Talk with Him.  Come to Him.  Like any parent who loves His child.  He doesn’t want a bunch of mindless rituals that have no heart.  Just like living at home with your own parents. You respect their house.  You do things for them because you love them.  You spend time with them because you want to.  That is what God asks.  He wants those hugs.  He wants to help.  He wants that come.  But if you want to do what you want to do, He will let you and you will have to face the consequences.  He’s already shown you an easier way.  Believe and love Him back.

There is so much more.

You see Jesus (Yeshua) gave us two commandments:

Matthew 22:36-40 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

You see when you do these.  Everything else just falls into place.

God Himself came down to take our faults on Himself so that we can go home.  We couldn’t do it.  Go to Him.  Talk to Him.  He will answer your questions.  He’s waiting.  I’m not going to tell you how because praying to God is a simple conversation.  Don’t let those who claim to represent Him stop you.  They are fallible broken people just like you.  Go straight to the source.

No rituals, no hate, and anyone can go to Him.  You’ll be surprised by the answers you get…if you listen.

Here is an example of how salvation works from a story I heard a long time ago.

A science teacher who was also a born again Christian had a conversation with captain of the football team who was also Christian.  He told him that he wanted show who God is.  The next day, the teacher brought in two dozen donuts.  He asked the class who wanted a donut.  All of them raised their hands.  So, he stopped at the first student.  Asked him if he wanted a donut.  The student enthusiastically said yes.  The teacher put the donut on the desk and told the football play to do 10 pushups.  He repeated for the next student and the next.  About the seventh student, the student said no.  The teacher put the donut on the desk and the football play still did the 10 pushups even though his arms were jelly.  The teacher continued through each student.  Some said yes and ate the donut, some said no and let it sit there, some threw the donut away, some offered to do pushups instead, but they were not the chosen one to do it, they were not enough.

Each still got the donut paid with the push ups of the football player.  You see someone else paid the price to satisfy each person’s hunger.  Someone else took on the burden regardless of the pain and discomfort for each person to be fulfilled.  Each person still had the choice to accept or reject the free gift right in front of them.

What did Jesus do?  He paid the price we could not afford or were not qualified to pay.  We only have to accept, say thank you, and the fulfillment come in.  He will help you along the way.  He’s got your back.

If you don’t know what say…Start Here:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am not perfect.  I am a sinner.  Please forgive me, please help me, please come into my life and help me know you.  Thank you for taking my sin upon you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I want a relationship with you.  I want to know you.  Come into my heart and show me the way. In YOUR name I pray. Amen

Get to know Him.  Even if you don’t believe Him, talk to Him and ask Him to show Himself.  He will.  Keep talking to Him.  No rituals, no requirements, just talk. Also open His word…the Bible.  You don’t have to start in the beginning.  Start where the Lord leads you.  You would amazed what happens when you just open the book.  Often you’re where He wants you to be to tell you something you need to know.

I love you all.  I pray this touched your hearts. If you know someone that needs to hear this…please share.

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