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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 3.11.18 ♥

“Dr. Feelgood” is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1989 as the lead single from their fifth studio album of the same name. “Dr. Feelgood” is Mötley Crüe’s only Gold single in the U.S. In 2009, it was ranked the 15th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

“Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand
Some people call him an evil man
Let him introduce himself real good
He’s the only one they call “Feelgood”

Here is a song about a drug dealer peddling his wares to all who will seek him out. It’s a song about a person who peddles in other peoples misery. Jimmy in the song could be anyone. He may be someone in particular, but he may just be generic to all drug dealers, as they all work to the same ends. The line “Let him soothe your soul, just take his hand” What exactly is soul soothing? For the weary and burdened, soul soothing is when you get rest, not just from work but a shelter from life. Soothed in heart as well as body. For many this is what is achieved on a spa weekend where they get pampered up to the nines. We are all looking for it in one way or another. For the man or woman suffering from depression “Soul Soothing” is but a dream that has not been realised. For the man or woman that needs companionship and some one to listen “Soul Soothing” will be just that. For the overworked mother or father bringing up a family “Soul Soothing” may be time to themselves so that they can chill and unwind. Yeshua/Jesus in his day recognised the stresses and strains upon the people He lived amongst. He recognised the oppression that the people of Israel were under and He offered something precious in Matthew 11. One of the my favorite passages in the New Testament is Matthew 11:28-30. In it the Yeshua/Jesus summarizes the invitation to discipleship that characterised His earthly ministry. In this passage He was addressing the people of Israel who were burdened and weighed down with the externalism and the legal do’s and donts of the Pharisees, and with the consequences, the guilt, frustration, and dissatisfaction that always goes along with takkanot . It is in the midst of this setting that the He makes a very gracious invitation to all who would want to experience the relief, joy, and the blessings of His life through a relationship with Him. This is an invitation aimed at all, at the curious and at the convinced to bring them to a place of a deeper level of commitment in which they are to take His yoke and learn from Him as committed disciples! Amen? “Soul Soothing” is offered in this wonderful passage from Matthew 11. Yeshua/Jesus offers a rest and a “soul soothing” that means us being partners with him in life. We may still face much of what would have faced alone but we now face it in relationship with Him. “Rest for your Souls” might at time be so far away from your grasp but it is a offer that many including myself have found the value in it. Mötley Crüe sang about drugs in the 1980’s and even Nikki Sixx in time would see that they were not to be trusted for “Soul Soothing”. Facebook friends, my prayer for you this week would be that if you are weighed down with the burdens of life, you may encounter the invitation of Yeshua/Jesus, not in a dry and dusty book but, that those WORDS in that dusty Bible on your shelf would come alive to you in a wonderful way and that you would experience all that He has to offer in them. Amen? https://youtu.be/izjvvUrknRY

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Christianity, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Personal Journey

Prayer for Psychiatric Patients.

In The Name of Yeshua, we Praise God for His Faithfulness and for The Truth which sets people free!

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Who You are and for what Yeshua did for all the world on The Mercy Tree. We thank You that He tasted death for ALL mankind, that none should perish, but all would come to saving faith in Yeshua with true repentance.

We thank You Lord, that as it is Written, by His Stripes, we are healed!

Isaiah 53:5 King James Version (KJV)

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

We thank You, Lord, for complete freedom tonight! Let the captives be set free!

Isaiah 61:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.


 

In The Name of Yeshua, we LOOSE The Fruit of The Spirit into all mental health facilities in the entire world! We loose the peace that surpasses understanding, the fear of The Lord, healing and deliverance in Yeshua’s Name! We break and cancel ALL enemy assignments, including witchcraft, operating within the walls of ALL mental health facilities arrayed against the lives of both patients and staff members in Yeshua’s Name!

We give thanks, Almighty God, that right now You will deliver people from all mind control in Yeshua’s Name. Please shine Your Light on the darkest of places in this world. Wake people up to see what is really going on through Divine Revelation by Your Spirit. We thank you for shutting down and canceling the receiving of Illuminati  mind control with The Blood of Yeshua, making the masses immune to the plans of The Antichrist through mind control. Praise You God in Yeshua’s Name! Amen!

In The Name of Yeshua, we BIND ALL fear, suicide, depression, death and destruction, homosexuality, perversion, and all other spirits contrary to the Spirit of God. May all of these mental health facilities now receive the love of Yeshua instead. In Yeshua’s Name, we remit the sins of all mental health facilities and doctor’s offices so that people can receive The Gospel and be born again right now. Thank You, LORD.

We give thanks and praise YOU, Almighty God, right now in The Name of Yeshua, that all medications, foods, and beverages within ALL psychiatric hospitals, facilities and doctor’s offices are now PURGED and cleansed by The Blood of Yeshua with NO side effects. May all of the patients be blessed and healed by all medications now. We thank You for deliverance today, Lord God! We break and cancel any backlash or retaliation against anyone in any way as a result of this prayer, and we praise You for all these things,

In Yeshua’s Name, Amen!


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To GOD be The Glory Forever!

Personal Journey

Some Bible Verses for Those struggling with depression

Bible Verses About Depression

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Psalms 30:5 – For his anger [endureth but] a moment; in his favour [is] life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.

Psalms 23:4 – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

John 10:10 – 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.

Psalms 9:9 – The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Psalms 30:11 – Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Personal Journey

Are you hurting?

You may be thinking right now, “I’ve made a mess of my life.” Listen to this truth. GOD uses our mistakes, the broken pieces of our hearts and our pasts for His Glory! If you simply surrender to Him, acknowledge you are a sinner and Jesus is The Son of GOD, the only Way to The Father. And repent, turn from your old ways, the things you used to do. The things that led to your downfalls and sufferings. The things that make you cringe. You can be made new. The scars remain on your body, but on the inside of you something so POWERFUL and SUPERNATURAL happens when you call upon the Mighty Name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST! The Son of The LIVING GOD will set you free! The things that have held you back from so long will be set aside by The Most High. You will never be the same. Salvation is free for ALL who thirst. Since I first tasted that Living Water I’ve never been the same…oh there IS POWER in the NAME of JESUS! BE set free today, precious one! Save not only this life, but what matters. ETERNAL LIFE. Where will you spend eternity? There’s so much more than this life. Even if you’re one of the few that make it to 100. This is nothing compared to forever with no end. Don’t put it off. Make the best decision of your life right now while you still can. Jesus is waiting in anticipation, listening in matchless love. Be blessed in Jesus’ Name.

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With God I Can

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Romans 8:14-18 KJV

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

 

Praise God for The Holy Spirit reminding me tonight that I need not feel condemned and guilty for lack of servitude. There is great need and opportunity in my very path to serve and to help others, but I am not doing so.  I was reminded tonight that I cannot do it of my own strength. Thank you Jesus! I need to ask God to change me from the inside out and make me able to serve. You see, in listening to the enemy (the accuser of the Brethren), when pointing out my shortcomings I became very depressed. I went to sleep confounded without words.

After I got up, the sweet Spirit of God reminded me of this truth: Father God will finish what he began in me by Himself. He doesn’t need my help. I need His. I cannot change things myself by my own strength. It begins with my personal well-being. The devil has been attacking my entire daily life. I have been going around in a negative circle.  My body clock is off with poor sleep. I am napping around the clock without an actual nightly sleep cycle. Because I am exhausted, I am not exercising, not to mention the poor diet. I am not equipped for the job without my Heavenly Father doing the work in me necessary.  I may be weary and worn but I know that God can turn all of this around. So I give it to Him.

Not by might, but by His Spirit.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”   Philippians 4:13

Personal Journey

I Should Not Be Surprised.

Sitting here alone tonight and it’s almost 2 a.m. There’s so much going on in my life right now, so many things on my mind. I see the whole world gone mad and increasing rapidly day by day. So I guess you could say it’s like this great whirlwind of heartache and chaos from beneath my very own roof extending all throughout this world. Today I took an extra nap. I admit I’ve been feeling defeated with all of these problems and people that I cannot control nor fix. But then it dawned on me tonight…

I’m still in His hands. My God, my Father reminded me of how my 14 year old Chihuahua’s health has perked up and how she has come so far in but a couple of months. It was revealed to me by Him of just how far she had come and how bad her pain was. I recalled crying in my husband’s arms a couple of months ago when it looked like there was no hope at all. My baby was walking around with her tiny frame all contorted and whimpering along. I just knew she’d have to be put to sleep, forever… But we took her to the vet to get checked out. The X-ray showed that her spine was bent in the middle (the arch of her back) and the cartilages between the disks had worn so thin at the top. He didn’t mention putting her to sleep and I held my breath.

That day my husband, my mom and I returned home with some pain medication and antibiotic for her stomach and diarrhea episodes. We’ve went back a time or two for refills on the pain meds. She still requires maintenance but looks normal now. Sort of thin. There are days when she needs her meds…but my oh my, My God breathed on my dog, my baby!!!  And some days, she runs like a puppy. I can hardly keep up when I try and meet her at the mailbox! I know she is still elderly at 14 yrs old. If the Rapture of The Church doesn’t happen first, I will experience her loss. But not like I would have. I truly believe she will be in Heaven forever with me.

I now see that I have taken this all for granted. This MIRACLE! Of course The Lord knew all about our special bond and how she’s been there all along. Since before my Bipolar diagnosis and through the loss of my dad she has always been there. Sitting here tonight in the quiet gave me the ability to really think. The Lord reminded me that if He could do such a great thing for my  tiny dog, Little Bit, how much more great things could He do in the rest of my life. I was discounting Him. The Creator of The Universe. I am learning to walk by faith and not by sight.  All for His glory. God is love itself. God is compassion. All good things come from above.

I am so grateful for the hundreds of people that cared enough to respond in prayer during that time for me. PRAYER is so powerful. It is so important. It’s so awesome that The Lord has brought me into networks with all sorts of Brothers & Sisters in Christ. In these dark times we really need one another to keep that fire going. I just wanted to share this with everyone in hope that it blesses you and may bring encouragement to a hurting soul.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, He is only a prayer away! Find love beyond measure, peace that surpasses understanding, and the comfort of The Holy Spirit today! Don’t put it off. We never know what day may be our last.

Revelation 3:20  King James Version (KJV)

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

 

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Romans 10:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

God bless ♥  †  ♥

 

Personal Journey

The Transplant

When I take a moment and pause to think about my life, I am overcome with joy and quiet laughter.  It’s because of the glory of God being revealed to me each day. His miracles are the sweetest things I’ve ever known. Every time with Jesus. He gives me butterflies.

Acts 2:25-28  King James Version (KJV)

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

He knows we have little strength.

Revelation 3:8  King James Version (KJV)

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

But He takes care of us!

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Accepting the free gift of Salvation  (which comes through The Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and He alone) CHANGES everything! With The Holy Spirit inside of you, a new heart and a new perspective… The Bible, God’s Word, will come to life unlike before you were saved! In Jesus you will find purpose. In Christ there is a peace that surpasses understanding. You are never alone.

Heart surgery was what I needed.

Ezekiel 36:26-27  King James Version (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, I encourage you to see Him now because the soul goes on. You were created by Almighty God and will exist forever either way. Jesus is the only way. I pray you will make Him your way today. God bless. ♥

Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
He’s listening and waiting eagerly to hear from you.
Personal Journey

Why Do I Have So Many Issues?

By Lysa TerKeurst

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There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 KJV

Have you ever looked at other people and thought to yourself, “How does everyone else have it all together? And why is it I seem to have so many issues?”

I understand. For most of my life, I’ve struggled with my weight and committing to a healthy lifestyle. My soul was rubbed raw from years of trying and failing.

I wanted something to instantly fix my issues.
I wanted to stop calling myself awful names I’d never let another person call me.
I wanted to be naturally thin like my sister.
I wanted to stop crying when I walked into my closet to get dressed in the morning.

So when I lost 25 pounds a few years ago and kept it off for the first time in my life, it was a huge victory.

But my real celebration hasn’t been over the smaller clothing size and reduced numbers on the scale. My real celebration is over the spiritual insights I gained while losing the weight and maintaining my healthy progress.

For me, this has been a spiritual journey — a significant spiritual journey with great physical benefits. I had been overweight physically and underweight spiritually and finally tying those two things together was life changing.

One of the richest lessons has been realizing the amount of mental and spiritual energy I wasted for years just wishing things would change. All the while, I was beating myself up for not having the discipline to make those changes.

If you have an issue with weight and food, you know what I mean. But no matter what issue you are currently dealing with, can I offer a bit of encouragement?

Jesus wants to help you with that issue. He really does. But you’ve got to stop beating yourself up about it and determine to follow His lead.

We like to identify our shortcomings, form them into a club, and beat the tar out of ourselves mentally. Over and over and over again. We label ourselves and soon lose our real identity to the beaten and bruised fragility we call “me.”

We compare, we assume, we assess, we measure and most times walk away shaking our head at how woefully short our “me” falls compared to everyone else. How dangerous it is to hold up the intimate knowledge of our imperfections against the outside packaging of others.

If there is one thing that living 40-plus years has taught me it’s this: All God’s girls have issues. Every single one of us.

But we can make the choice to identify our shortcomings and instead of using them against ourselves, hand them over to Jesus and let Him chisel our rough places.

The grace-filled way Jesus chisels is so vastly different than the way I mentally beat myself up.

My mental scripts are too often full of exaggerated lies that leave me feeling defeated. His chiseling is full of truth that sets me free.

Oh what a difference.

Jesus doesn’t compare.

Jesus doesn’t exaggerate.

Jesus doesn’t condemn. Our key verse, Romans 8:1, confirms this.

He simply says, “Hey, I love you. I love you just how you are. But, I love you too much to leave you stuck in this. So, let’s work on it together. You can do this.

There is something so powerful in really believing that with Jesus’ help you can do this. Say it with me, “I can.” I can is a powerful little twist for a girl feeling deprived and defeated.

I can helps me walk into the dinner party and find the conversation more appealing than the food table. I can helps me stay on the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresher, healthier selections abound and smile that I know this.

I can helps me look at the drive-thru menu and order a fruit tray without even giving a thought to the fried foods I used to snack on. I can reminds me to look online for a restaurant’s nutritional information before going out, ensuring wiser choices. I can reminds me no food will ever taste as sweet as victory does.

Having issues isn’t the absence of victory in our lives. It’s simply a call to action reminding us victory is right around the corner. Today is a great day to start believing you were made to walk in victory and to say to Jesus, “Yes, with Your truth as my guide, I can.”

Dear Lord, help me see myself the way You see me. Remove the lies that defeat me more often than I want to acknowledge. You have set me free. Help me live like I truly believe that. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
2 Corinthians 4:17, “ For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” (KJV)
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Lasting Investments

Growing up I was always looking for something bigger. A greater meaning. You know like they say, “More than this.”

But now at 30 years old I know why. I see clearly know why I have always longed for more, for something else.

This world is not my home. My body wasn’t created for the clothing of this planet or its ideal woman body type and swimsuit figure.

There’s music running through my veins, songs that I can’t sing here…because I don’t know all the words. Once a Christian is living in Heaven in the new incorruptible body, there’s no sin, nor any mortal limits. I have the dance inside of me, but I can’t perform it out in the mortal body I currently operate in.  My body is not me. The body does not reflect who I am. My spirit does. The way I treat other human beings, the way I spend my time, the words I choose when I speak. What’s actually in my heart.

Kindness trumps being a single digit jean size at every moment.

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. I thought they were out of their mind and just trying to make us all feel better. I was wrong. Friend, it really IS what’s on the inside that counts.

Because it’s what is inside of you that LIVES ON eternally.

Believe it or not, you are a spirit being. You just have a temporary, mortal body of flesh for now. There are 2 eternal worlds.

It seems like so many people live their lives on fast forward in today’s world. They work overtime to pay the bills, the rent/mortgage and try to do the best they can. Looking forward to the summer vacation (if they are financially able to do so), and counting on that 401K unawares to the future ahead.  And it is all temporal.

Houses break and need fixing. Vacations don’t last and neither do the souvenirs. Make memories… Invest in the lives of your children, families, or spouse.  Investments like those are everlasting. The good things we leave behind us when we go are later exchanged for Heavenly rewards and Crowns. We are saved by Grace through faith, but we can’t harbor hatred and ill feelings toward others inside. We are to love others and love God with all our hearts. The first time I heard that, I was like uh-oh!!! I had some envy and bitterness, a few grudges on my back. I believed in my heart there was NO WAY I could possibly love EVERY one! Later on as I walked with Jesus, I found that we must, and we can!

Ezekiel 36:26-27 (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

We just have to ask God The Father for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, for Him to change us because we can’t do it ourselves. I have a new nature right now because of HIS work. I TRULY had stone in my heart! But Jesus made me new!!! If there’s something that you believe is just impossible to change or overcome, it is..without Jesus. Come to Christ today and find peace and healing. Find Salvation for eternity at The Cross 🙂

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You are loved more than you could ever know by God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The Rapture is about to happen any moment now. Jesus is taking His Church out before the 7 year Tribulation. We are at the end of the story of man.