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FS Word of Power – How to Be An Overcomer – March 25, 2020

FS WORD OF POWER

Eva Windahl

March 25, 2020

How to be an overcomer in times like these…

Did you know that you are called to be an OVERCOMER? To be OVER and not under?
How can we live a life ABOVE circumstances? HOW can we keep our faith?
Let me answer these questions today and encourage you to BE an OVERCOMER!

In 1 John 5:4 we can read that in order to be an overcomer we have to be BORN AGAIN! If we are born of God, through his Holy Spirit, we are born to and called to OVERCOME! What? The WORLD! And all that is in it! We are called to live a life in faith, believing and proclaiming the word of God. Allow me to share a few scriptures about what God has said concerning the matter:

· “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

· “Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good”.
Romans 12:21

· “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. John 1:5
· “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

· “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”1 Timothy 6:12

· “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

· “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 John 5:5

As we can see from the above scriptures, God assures us that we are in fact called to OVERCOME through our faith. But in order to overcome- our faith needs to be put to the test- you see in order have faith- our faith must be exposed to trials and ordeals (and not many of like that-including me) but I believe that God is letting us go through some tough times in order to train our spiritual muscles and I speak from personal experience. My family and I have been through many difficulties but in retrospect I can see how God has used these fiery trials to develop faith and perseverance in my life in order to OVERCOME present circumstances. To be honest I don´t think I would have made it this far without going through and holding onto my faith – believing that “all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 So instead of living in fear of the Corona virus or anything else that tries to rob your faith let me encourage you to take advantage of the present situation- LIFT your head- LIFT your faith-LIFT your voice and proclaim with me today: “WE are more than overcomers- we are born of God” and NOTHING will defeat us through our faith in Yeshua- our savior and redeemer -the living word of God. Amen!

Blessings <3

FS Wednesday Word of Power – I Will Hope in Him – 03/18/20

FS WORD OF POWER

 Eva Windahl

 March 18, 2020

With borders closing, schools closing and entire countries closing down one might think that things are hopeless. But this morning I heard the Lord say: “Don’t throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35-36) What is the will of God right now? To NOT lose HOPE! Instead of focusing on the negative i.e. the Corona virus, let us focus on what God says in His Word: Have faith, trust Me and focus on Me!

King David often times found himself in a lot of trouble. He was attacked by enemy forces.  He was persecuted by his father-law King Saul. He was rejected by his own family and was constantly engaged in battle waring against enemy forces seemingly greater than he. And yet: King David prayed and worshiped God. He shared his heart with the one who could help.

In Psalm 121 he cries out: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

Today I would like to remind you, that things are NOT hopeless because our help comes from the Lord and therefore, we have HOPE.

 A few lines from the book of Lamentations (3:22-33) uttered by the prophet Jeremiah give us even more HOPE:

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 23 – 2623 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

When a biblical writer says, “God is my portion,” he means that God is the source of his happiness and blessing. He is content with all that the Lord is and provides. He has the best inheritance imaginable and does not seek any possession or comfort outside of God. Riches, honor, friends and fame; nothing is as valuable as the promises of God. “My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:26, NASB).

No matter what happens, we can HOPE in Him.  The Lord is our portion forever. Never, ever lose hope.

Blessings <3

FS WORD OF POWER – A STRONG TOWER – 03/04/20

FS Word of Power

Eva Windahl

March 4, 2020

“A Strong TOWER”

We just recently came back from a visit to the Holy Land: Israel. While visiting Jerusalem we had the chance to take a closer look at the remains of the tower of King David, situated close to Jaffa Gate. As we approached the site a word from the book of Proverbs came to mind: “Chapter18 verse 10: “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it and are safe.” Let’s take a closer look into this verse in order to unlock the pure power contained in it.

The fact that His name alone is a strong tower tells us that all we need to do is run to Him in times of trouble. But is running to the Lord the equivalent of running from our enemy? I think not. We are told that God is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46:1), our hiding place (Psalm 32:7), and a shelter in the time of storm (Isaiah 25:4); and while Scripture nowhere tells us to run from the Enemy — where else ought we to be, but with the LORD?

Let´s compare the above word with the Amplified Version Classic Edition’s in regards to this powerful verse: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.” This is the proper Christian posture for the child of God. Go to Him and be encouraged; He has you covered. You are safe!

However, in the spiritual world, the Lord tells us we can run to Him and stand strong behind the power of His name. How do we do this? How do we run to the protection of our Lord when we need it? If we look closely, the action verb here is “run.” This means that we take action when we need protection. In other words, we must run to it to find safety. This may be as simple as calling on His name with prayer when we need His protection. As simple as it sounds, so often it is easy to forget where to run to when we are in need. If you are in need today and find yourself in a difficult situation – try to RUN to the tower of his name. Use the name of the Lord in spiritual warfare and tell the enemy to go! In Song of Solomon 4: 4 we read: “Your neck is like the tower of David, built with courses of stone; on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors.”

Watchtowers or fortified posts in frontier or exposed situations are mentioned in Scripture, in several places ( Genesis 35:21 ; Isaiah 21:5 Isaiah 21:8 Isaiah 21:11 ; Micah 4:8 ) and their purpose was to offer protection but were also used as watch-outs in order to spot enemy forces. Now the name of the Lord is our strong tower only when we actually are using it as a defense. Remember to run to it and use it – there is POWER in the name of Yeshua- because of what he accomplished on the cross.

As we passed Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem- and approached Golgotha, the place where Yeshua gave his life on a wooden cross- I could almost hear the crowds shout: “crucify him!” but then I was reminded that while He gave His life for us. HIS NAME is our refuge or as He said to His disciples in Philippians 2:9-11: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, that at the mention of the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, those on earth and those under the earth and that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.” Hallelujah! <3

FS Wednesday Word of Power – What Are You Looking For?

What Are You Looking For?”

Everybody is looking for something- somewhere-sometimes.

Somehow, we are all looking for happiness, love, answers and for the meaning of life itself. The thing is that we are so busy looking that we forget that God who is actually looking FOR US TOO! God sent his son, Yeshua, looking for us! In Luke 19:10 we can read that: “…the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Since Adam and Eve´s rebellion in the Garden of Eden God started to search for us. Not that he doesn´t know where we are, No. God is looking for us so that He can show us the way home. There is however something to consider and that is HOW we search or seek. God encourages us to SEEK wholeheartedly! But what does it mean to seek the Lord with a whole heart?

May I suggest that you decide

To seek Him first, before all else. To seek Him foremost, above all else. To seek Him fundamentally, beneath all else. To seek Him finally, after all else. To seek Him fully, beside nothing else. To seek Him faithfully, despite everything else. If you desire to seek God, you should be encouraged for three reasons.

Firstly – God Is Drawing You – John 6:44 tells us that anyone who is seeking God is seeking Him because God has put a desire into the heart of the person to want to know Him. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:44 (NASB) The Greek word that is translated as “draw” is helkuo. The word was used in the New Testament to refer to dragging a person (Acts 16:19) or a net (John 21:11). That is, God draws or drags a person to Himself. This is great news. It means that God wants you and is helping you find Him.

Secondly – Seeking God, Pleases God – The second wonderful truth can be found in Hebrews 11:6. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NASB)Here we are told that the first step to pleasing God is to believe that “He is.” That is, God exists. It is important to notice that anyone who seeks God believes to some degree that God exists.

Thirdly – God Rewards Seekers – Another verse that further explains this principle is Jeremiah 29:12-14. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you . . .” Jeremiah 29:12-14 (NASB) Here God tells us that if we will seek Him with all our heart and search for Him, God will let us find Him. Notice how serious the seeking and searching must be. The person must be very serious and seek and search for Him with all his/her heart. The most significant part of the verse is that God promises serious seekers that they will find Him. Remember Hebrews 11:6 also said that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

A lukewarm, passive seeking after God won’t get us anywhere. Those who seek after God due to the pressure of other people—parents, siblings, friends—will miss out on the joy of discovering Him. Those who seek after Him with all their hearts will never be disappointed.

Ultimately, the reward of seeking God is finding HIMSELF.

FS WORD OF POWER – “I AM….” 02/19/20

FS Word of Power

Eva Windahl

February 19, 2020

 

 

I AM…

It doesn´t really matter what other people say about you even though it may have hurt and caused great pain. If we let their comments or opinions enter our heart too much or too deep, we may end up bitter and disappointed.

Whatever people may have thrown at you; allow me to change your focus and to point you to what GOD has to say about YOU. You see here is where the enemy really is trying to keep you from hearing what your heavenly father has on his heart for YOU. As your read through the below list open your heart and let it sink in. Let him speak to you and when you are done, start over! Today say it out loud:

I am complete in Him Who is the head over all rule and authority—of every angelic and earthly power (Colossians 2:10). 

I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5). 

I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). 

I am far from oppression and will not live in fear (Isaiah 54:14). 

I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1John 5:18). 

I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16). 

I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5). 

I have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). 

The Spirit of God, who is greater than the enemy in the world, lives in me (1 John 4:4). 

I have received abundant grace and the gift of righteousness and reign in life through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). 

I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my heart enlightened, so that I know the hope of having life in Christ (Ephesians 1:17-18). 

I have received the power of the Holy Spirit and He can do miraculous things through me.  I have authority and power over the enemy in this world (Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17-19). 

I am renewed in the knowledge of God and no longer want to live in my old ways or nature before I accepted Christ (Colossians 3:9-10). 

I am merciful, I do not judge others, and I forgive quickly. As I do this by God’s grace, He blesses my life (Luke 6:36-38). 

God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). 

In all circumstances I live by faith in God and extinguish all the flaming darts (attacks) of the enemy (Ephesians 6:16). 

I can do whatever I need to do in life through Christ Jesus who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). 

I am chosen by God who called me out of the darkness of sin and into the light and life of Christ so I can proclaim the excellence and greatness of who He is (1 Peter 2:9).

I am born again—spiritually transformed, renewed and set apart for God’s purpose—through the living and everlasting word of God (1 Peter 1:23). 

I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works that He has prepared for me to do (Ephesians 2:10). 

I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

In Christ, I am dead to sin—my relationship to it is broken—and alive to God—living in unbroken fellowship with Him (Romans 6:11). 

The light of God’s truth has shone in my heart and given me knowledge of salvation through Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). 

As I hear God’s Word, I do what it says and I am blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25). 

I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me (Romans 8:37). 

I overcome the enemy of my soul by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11). 

I have everything I need to live a godly life and am equipped to live in His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4). 

I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).

I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (1 Peter 2:9). 

I am the righteousness of God—I have right standing with Him—in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). 

My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit; I belong to Him (1 Corinthians 6:19). 

I am the head and not the tail, and I only go up and not down in life as I trust and obey God (Deuteronomy 28:13). 

I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). 

I am chosen by God, forgiven and justified through Christ. I have a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness and patience (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12). 

I am redeemed—forgiven of all my sins and made clean—through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1:7). 

I have been rescued from the domain and the power of darkness and brought into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13). 

I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13). 

My life is rooted in my faith in Christ and I overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done for me (Colossians 2:7). 

I am called to live a holy life by the grace of God and to declare His praise in the world (Psalm 66:8; 2 Timothy 1:9). 

I am healed and whole in Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). 

I am saved by God’s grace, raised up with Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:5-6; Colossians 2:12). 

I am greatly loved by God (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4). 

I am strengthened with all power according to His glorious might (Colossians 1:11). 

I humbly submit myself to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7). 

I press on each day to fulfill God’s plan for my life because I live to please Him (Philippians 3:14). 

I am not ruled by fear because the Holy Spirit lives in me and gives me His power, love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7). 

Christ lives in me, and I live by faith in Him and His love for me (Galatians 2:20).

Bless <3 

 

FS Word of Power – He Calls Me Friend – 02/12/20

FS Word of Power

Eva Windahl

“He Calls Me Friend”

 

A couple of days ago I noticed that I had approximately 2600 Facebook “friends.”  Most of them are more acquaintances than close friends but I appreciate each one for the connection and I love getting to know people from all walks of life. Now, some of my FB friends are really close.  They are like family to me and some of them are intercessors and friends who I truly am very grateful for. Each true friend is such a God given gift. As I was thanking God for all my friends worldwide, I was reminded of what Yeshua told his disciples in John 15:15; “I no longer call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I have heard from My Father have I made known to you.”

The word servant or doulos in the Greek means slave. Jesus told His disciples, “I no longer call you “slaves”, but I call you “friend”. In the Bible, being a servant of God was no shame, it was a position of status and high honor.  Moses, Joshua and David were all called servants or slaves of God. The apostle Paul even identified himself as a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ, which he too considered to be an honor. Romans 1:1 “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and set apart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” On the other hand, we read about Abraham, the Father of the “Faith” is called a “friend” of God. Why is that? Being a friend of God implies faith in God and intimacy with God that is available through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To become a friend of Jesus it starts with a love for God through receiving Jesus. He is the way to the Father´s heart. Only love can produce love in return. When God calls Abraham “friend” He is actually using the Hebrew word ahav meaning intimate love or in other words: God was “in love” with Abraham. That may sound a bit odd but when God talks about friendship, he means a LOVE relationship.

In John 3:16 it is clear that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” A servant does not have the same responsibilities as a friend.  When one is a servant one simply follows directions. They do what they are told, but Yeshua emphasizes that “I no longer call you slaves, but I call you friends”- loved friends. What an honor!  What a BLESSING that God has promoted us from the status of “slaves” to “friends” by faith through his Son! This should have a GREAT IMPACT on how we relate to God. You see really close friends share the same interests, the same heart, the same vison and the same passion. When we are FRIENDS with God other people should notice that! We should reflect who we share our lives with and how much we love our friend, our Savior, our Lord! Aren´t you glad and want to rejoice together with me saying: THANK YOU LORD for being my friend forever!

Bless you my friend <3

 

FS Word of Power – Divine Protection 02/05/20

 

FS Word of Power
Eva Windahl
February 8, 2020
Psalm 4:3-8 “Divine protection”

“3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him. 4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD. 6 Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

After reading Psalm 4 just the other day- the Holy Spirit brought something to my attention I would like to share with you. I believe that the Lord wants to remind you that you are not just anybody! As a matter of fact: YOU ARE CHOSEN! Verse 3: God wants you to know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! That means you are His treasure- you are special- you have a special purpose and a special place in his heart. <3

In the Old Testament – God would sometimes choose somebody like Simson for a special assignment- a person like that is called NASIR in Hebrew. But today, we are part of a new covenant and after receiving and confessing our faith in Yeshua; God sets us apart for Himself! And not only that, God promises that He will pay special attention to our prayers! Our job is to search our hearts and confess any sin that could hinder us from being His chosen people, as the psalmist mentions in verse 4. Furthermore, God blesses us with great JOY and fills our hearts with His peace – letting us dwell in great safety.

I always wondered how Paul and Silas (Acts 16) could sing and worship God in prison which must have been scary. How could they sleep at night knowing that they might be executed the next day? I believe the apostles received a SUPERNATURAL PEACE that only God can provide. I believe that some of you are in great need of divine PEACE after not being able to sleep at night. Today, let me encourage you with this: If God has chosen you and set apart; He is able to change your circumstances lifting off worry, anxiety or anything else that is keeping you up. Someone wrote: FEAR looks back, WORRY looks around, but FAITH looks UP!

Have FAITH- and be assured that God will keep you safe and sound.

Sweet dreams! Bless <3

FS WORD OF POWER – Power for BREAKTHROUGH in 2020 – 01/29/20

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Power for BREAKTHROUGH in 2020

January 29, 2020

Eva Windahl

 

When you combine prayer with fasting it becomes the most powerful force on earth and in Heaven. Let me encourage you today: if you are in need of a breakthrough; dedicate time in prayer and fasting. Fasting is a powerful spiritual tool that can potentially change your life. The rewards are great and definitely worth the temporary discomfort.

There are times for all of us when it seems difficult to hear from God and to operate in the spiritual realm. You might feel like you’ve hit a brick wall spiritually. So you press in and read the Word more, and you pray more, but still nothing or just perhaps a trickle of something. Friend, that might just be the time when a period of fasting is needed to get the job done.

Scripture tells us of the many times when fasting resulted in incredible breakthroughs such as when: Moses fasted while he was preparing to receive the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 9: 9-18; Esther fasted for the safety of the Jews in Esther 4: 15-17; Daniel fasted when he needed revelation and answers to his prayer in Daniel 10: 1-3 and Jesus Himself fasted for 40 days before embarking on His earthly ministry (Matthew 4: 1-2)

So when should you fast? Isaiah 58 God gives us some of the reasons for biblical fasting. Others can be found modeled throughout the Bible. Here are some of the main reasons to fast:

  1. When you haven’t received an answer to your prayer.
  2. When you are seeking direction from God.
  3. When you need deliverance from a certain situation.
  4. On behalf of a friend who is under a very heavy burden. (So you can receive insight into their situation or for their deliverance from oppression)

Please keep in mind that you should always be led by the Holy Spirit before embarking on a fast and that you should always have a purpose for doing so. What will your reward be for fasting? It will be related to whatever motivated you to start fasting in the first place. So whatever it is that you are seeking from God, establish it by faith and proclaim it even before you enter into the fast. You must expect to receive it from God.  The three specific rewards for fasting

  1. Fasting Subdues the flesh

“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41(NIV) There are times when we really want to operate in faith and stand on God’s Word, but the problems or circumstances are screaming at us. And then we falter. God’s Word then is put aside, because you can’t focus on anything else but your problems or circumstances. I’ve been there. If you allow it, your flesh will take over your thoughts and your spiritual life. It is in those times when fasting is really necessary. Fasting will subdue the flesh and help to open your spiritual ears so that you can hear from God and receive the necessary direction that is required to take action in your particular situation or circumstances.

Fasting and praying are about putting everything aside and focusing on God so that God can have an opportunity to speak to you. It’s not that He has not been speaking to you all along, but rather His voice got lost somehow in the noise of the circumstances. Fasting produces heightened spiritual insight and often produces the breakthrough you have might have been seeking.

  1. Fasting brings revelation.

 When you fast your revelation will often break through. God will give you new insight, understanding of a situation or circumstance and revelation when you fast. This will strengthen your faith and enable you to receive from Him. When you fast expect to hear from God and expect a Godly revelation.

  1. Fasting brings deliverance.

“Is this not the fast I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness…” Isaiah 58:6(KJV) As believers, we have already been delivered from the power of darkness through Jesus’ work on the cross. The price has been paid in full. If there is still any form of an oppressive yoke in a believer’s life they can and should be set free from it. A biblical fast can help set you free. When the disciples were unable to cast out a demon (Mark 9:28), Jesus told them that that kind of demon can only come out through “prayer and fasting.” So here we can see that fasting can and will indeed bring deliverance from evil.

PRAY + FAST= BREAKTHROUGH 2020

FS WORD OF POWER – WALKING WITHOUT DISAPPOINTMENT 01/22/20

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Eva Windahl

Walking Without Disappointment Through 2020

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As I was reading the enclosed scripture below, I heard the Holy Spirit say: Never disappointed! Those words really echoed in my spirit for a while and I want to share them with you.

Let’s read the scripture together:

Romans 10:11-13 (NLT)

“As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously gives his riches to all who ask for them. For, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

I don´t know how you started the New Year 2020 or if there is something that burdens your heart; but today I want to encourage that ” Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”  and that He will NEVER disappoint you if you decide to walk with Him through this New Year. Furthermore it makes the flowing promise: “They all have the same Lord, who generously gives his riches to all who ask for them.”  

Isn´t that great news? God is generous! And encourages us to ask Him to fill our needs.  You see disappointment is the result of not getting what we asked for or not getting what was promised to us. So, let me give you more good news: God is not human! He does not lie, He is just, and He always does what is best for us. Even if we do not always get what we want; God will always give us what we need.  Sometimes we may not like it, but over time, we will understand, it was for our best!

Throughout life we face many disappointments and discouragements because of situations and people, but Paul said that anyone who trusts in Jesus will never be put to shame. The Amplified Bible puts it like this, “No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed” (Romans 10:11). Meaning with Jesus you will never be disappointed in the abundant life he provides for you. Jesus said in John 10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). The life he offers doesn’t start when we get to heaven, this abundant life starts right now.

This is a message of grace. This is an important truth to meditate on and believe with all your heart. When we place our hope in Jesus, we won’t be disappointed. God reminded the Israelites over and over to trust in Him and put their confidence in Him. David said, “The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:22). By placing our faith in Jesus we will never face judgment. More than that, Jeremiah said, “blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him” (Jeremiah 17:7). By placing our confidence and trust in Him we are blessed. He went on to say, “He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:8). By placing our confidence in the Lord we do not have to worry about anything. If the economy is bad then we needn’t worry about it, we are in God’s economy. The Lord is able to richly bless us and make all grace abound in our lives simply because He loves us, and we put our trust in Him.

And that´s HOW we never get disappointed- Bless

FS WORD OF POWER – EVA WINDAHL 01/15/20

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Eva Windahl

January 15, 2020

How to Overcome Seven Giants in 2020

As we continue walking into 2020, I would like to share something important that might help us during our journey. Just as Joshua and the Israelites, we too, are going to encounter resistance and enemy forces and attacks as we travel through 2020 trying to claim the promised land. God spoke to his people encouraging them to enter boldly reassuring them that he was on their side, but only two of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, made a case for entering the land stating: “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30). But the other 10 spies replied: “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we,” they said. “We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:31, 33).

As the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised land, God told them he was going to destroy 7 nations with giants who were greater and more powerful than Israel. “When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are about to enter and occupy, He will clear away many nations ahead of you: the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These seven nations are greater and more numerous than you.” (Deuteronomy 7:1)

These nations represent 7 “life giants” that God wants to help us OVERCOME in 2020.

The word “Hittite” means to “be broken, fearful and full of terror.”  In 2020, the Lord is going to remove the giants of brokenness that come from fear and terror and restore peace to us and our families.

The word “Girgashite” refers to being drugged away; living in the gray area of compromise. In 2020, the Lord is going to destroy the gray areas of compromise- living in defeat. He wants to help us walk in the freedom of moral and emotional victory.

The word “Amorite” signifies self-exaltation and pride. The Amorites were a mountain people who talked and boasted about themselves. In 2020, the Lord will bring down the giants of pride and the exaltation of people and nations who have lifted themselves above His will and name.

The word “Canaanite” referred to the merchant and trader occupation of these people who were consumed with materialism. In 2020, the Lord is going to deal with the giant of self-consumption and selfishness encouraging us to be generous helping those in need and building his Kingdom.

The word “Perizzite” speaks of the people who lived in un-walled and unprotected cities. In 2020, the Lord is going to be a wall of protection from the giants that easily attack our minds, bodies and spirits.

The word “Hivite” means to fool and refers to this group of Hivite men who lied to Joshua and deceived him about their true identity. In 2020, the Lord is going to bring down lies and deceptions, exposing what has been hidden.

The word “Jebusite” means “to tread down or trample.” In 2020, the Lord is going to remove discouragement and defeat transforming our defeats into places of joy and victory.

Giants remind us of how small and helpless we are. On our own, we can’t beat them. When we give up control over our own lives, when we decide beforehand that we can’t win these battles, we forfeit any hope of growth, of overcoming and of breaking free. Choosing not to fight means accepting defeat as a lifestyle.

The key difference isn’t what these Israelites saw; it’s how they saw itMost of the spies saw the giants and knew there was no way they could win. Caleb and Joshua looked at the giants and knew there was no way God couldn’t win.

The giants in your life are standing in the way of God’s plan for you, and how you look at them is going to change how you deal with them. Caleb and Joshua knew the answer. They could both look back at the miracles God had performed in their lives—in the lives of all of Israel—and know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that God was able to give them every victory, no matter how improbable, unlikely or, yes, even impossible. You are a potential son or daughter of God Most High (2 Corinthians 6:18), and He wants you to succeedRight now, giants are standing between you and the future God has in store for you. They’re intimidating, but with God’s help they’re far from invincible. Stand firm in faith! and then GO and drive them out!

Blessings