|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on April 19, 2013 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD FOR THIS SEASON
God spoke back in December 2011 that He was going to bring His people to a place of "Wholeness" in every area of their lives. In July of 2011, The Lord spoke that He was going to "Purify" His remnant that has not defiled themselves with the things of the world. God is ready to heal in this hour because it is time for the Church to be lifted up that it would lift up and exalt Christ that men and women, young and the old would be drawn unto Him. Let God heal your hearts of your emotional pains, your church hurt, you strongholds, bondage to sin and perversion, doctrinal error, Let your eyes be open, let your ears now hear what the Lord is saying to his church, let the dross be burned off that we may be the bride prepared without spot or anything. He is raising us up out of the dirt and ashes, to clean us up, clothe us in white that we may pure and holy before Him in Jesus name that Our service will not be defiled, hearts will not be hardened and our hearing dulled by the sin of the flesh! Hear the word of the Lord!
2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years.
5“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
6“I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. Apostle Michelle Ragland
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on January 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
KINGDOM RESTORER'S MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL
"for if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." Romans 8:13-14
Nothing happens in this Christian life by "Osmosis!" We must continually build up the Spirit man with nourishment of the word that it overpowers the desire for the natural sinfulness of the body. WE must allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in life decisions and to cover our thinking!
example: I use to smoke cigarettes years ago, but one evening i said, "Lord, take the desire for cigarettes from me, I don't want to smoke them anymore and if I ever try to put another one in my mouth, make it taste sooo bad I will never do it again!"
I purposely broke the whole pack of ciagrettes up, crumbling every individual cigarette to dust and flushing them. I WENT TO BED FEELING CONFIDENT AND WHEN i woke up, The craving hit me in the face. My body (flesh) was USE TO THE TASTE AND FEEL I RECEIVED FROM THE NICOTINE. NEVERTHELESS, I PERSEVERED THROUGH, PRAYING AND TRUSTING GOD. Needless to say eventually during the day, i got a smoke from a friend and when I put it in my mouth, it tasted just like"toxic waste products smell!!!!" I could not smoke it. I KNEW THE LORD HAD DONE WHAT I ASKED AND THE DESIRE FOR THEM DISSIPATED. DID I HAVE TO FIGHT WITH THAT AGAIN YES! There are triggers in our lives, society that cause us to desire certain things, love scenes in movies may arouse desires for sexual intimacy, food commercials may arouse certain urges to eat, and certain music my cause calm or hyperactivity, even anger and sadness in a person, all these things are connected to the soulish, flesh nature of man. HOW DO WE OVERCOME? with my cigarette addiction, I had to learn to submit and be led by the Holy Spirit, the urges to by cigarettes came, to smoke them when I saw others enjoying one came, but I had to tell my flesh, NO! How? My spirit man would Rise up and say, "No, I do not want a cigarette." and I would then speak that same thing into the atmosphere bringing my flesh under subjection, therefore "putting to death the deeds of the body!" it is an everyday decision, to deny what your flesh is saying or desiring and to listen, submit to God's spirit and allow Him to lead you, but you can do it, I did and continue to! God wants you to live and not die, and declare His glory, he calls you a Son when you allow Him to lead your life walk by His spirit and through the impartation and study of His word. BE LEAD BY THE SPIRIT AND LIVE TODAY!!!!!!
Pastor Michelle Ragland
Mail: 291 Mustian Road
Norlina, NC 27563
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on November 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
THIS IS THE HOUR OF THE PROPHET! GOD IS SPEAKING, "Elijah why are you hiding in this cave? Come Out!" There is a great move of God getting ready to hit the "Nations" and God is sending forth His prophets in this season to declare to the church, "Prepare Ye the way of the Lord!" The body of Christ has been sleeping, some have even been rejecting their new mantles for this season and refusing to heed the voice of the Lord God. THUS SAYS THE Lord, "I will cast them into utter darkness!" I began to interceed for the body of Christ as we were praying for Revival, God said, He will pour out His spirit to the unheard ofs, those that have been wrote off, to the youth of NOW, and the will spark Revival in the CHURCH, "It has begun!" I pleaded with the Lord to give us anither chance, to have mercy on us, The Lord told me to kneel before him in worship, so I did and He spoke, " I will do this thing that you ask!" People of God, don't Miss your moment of activation, lay down the sin of Idolatry and Take upon you the Yoke of the Lord, confess your sins before Our God and Receive your healing and restoration in this season. GOD WANTS TO BRING his body in a place of "Wholeness", Nothing lacking, nothing broken, prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers, into an good and fat land that you may eat, drink and be filled, be obedient and do the will of the father, you must be with him or against, let them that are Holy be Holy still, them that are filthy be filthy still! Lets do this great work, that the Kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ!
Pastor Michelle Ragland
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on October 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses.
Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you -- and many things that you do yourself -- put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts.
How Does Stress Affect Health?
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.
Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress -- a negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.
Stress also becomes harmful when people use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try and relieve their stress. Unfortunately, instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a relaxed state, these substances tend to keep the body in a stressed state and cause more problems. Consider the following:
Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually.
The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on October 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America.
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on October 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
What the Economic Downturn Means for Children, Youth, and Families
by : American Psychological Association
The deepening economic crisis is profoundly impacting children, youth, and families. Its effects are rippling through the multiple contexts in which children and youth are situated. Within the nuclear family, stressors such as job loss, home foreclosure, or loss in family savings place strain on parental relationships and on the family as a whole.
For already low-income families, the shock may be even more severe with basic needs such as food security, healthcare, and shelter going unmet. Higher poverty rates are associated with increased rates of family conflict, child neglect and abuse, and intimate partner violence. On a broader level, the worsening economy can impact funds for public schools and community health centers, which are seeing their budgets constrained just when their services are needed the most by our nation’s children, youth, and families.
Children and youth are particularly vulnerable as they undergo critical developmental transitions, for example, graduating from high school. Adolescents at this stage may be forced to postpone their plans for higher education and instead seek increasingly scarce jobs in order to contribute to the household economy. All of these changes can have profound and lasting effects on the mental health of our nation’s children and youth, often causing problems in terms of anxiety, lowered self-esteem, and other emotional/behavioral difficulties.
Read the rest of the report at:http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/economy.aspx
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on September 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Emotional Discipline- Over coming anger & Wrath, "A Fools lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows. 7) A fools mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul." proverbs 18:6&7
We are so emotionally driven, and at times we can't see that our own actions may lead us to self destruct. But i submit to you today that you guard your emotions by no longer allowing the enemy to manipulate you. they said you will not make it, treat you like a dog, smiling in your face while stabbing you in the back, who cares, God said you are righteousness, joint heir to the throne with Christ, you are sitting in heavenly places, forget about what they think! Keep pressing forward and don't allow your emotions to get you in a word battle that is not worthy of your time, don't be a fool falling for the snares and traps of the enmemy to get you out of your Character, but walk in your victory and Emotional discipline.
How to do it:
1- get to a quiet place away from the instigation and pray, you must have a worship place in God that you can go to to be redeemed from the stresses of the day.(Psalm 91)
2- Confess the word of God over your life and bring any thought, word spoken by the enemy into captivity to the obedience of Christ. (make it line up with what God said about you)(2 Cor. 10:5-6)
3-Recognize the situation for what it is! The enemy is going to come against you simply because of who you are and who you serve. but know that when He comes, God has already given you the victory, and he is working it for your good, just hold your peace, keep the faith and never doubt. (Romans 5:1-5)
|Posted by 1lord1faith1accord on September 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
"Destroy the altars of sin" Thought: Teaching bible study last night, it occurred to me, the reason why some of us have not been able to move forward, really move forward in the purpose of God for our lives is because we have not grasped the concept in our hearts the we are really FREE! With our mouths we proclaim Victory, liberty, power and faith in the works of Christ, but have our hearts really bought in to that truth? Jesus paid the price and gave us a new life, healed, delivered, powerful, anointed and victorious! We have authority to trample on the heads of serpents, heal the sick, raise the dead, deliver people from demons so why have we not begun to walk in it? We were spiritually free, but because the flesh was still experiencing the symptoms of sin sickness we bought the lie and continued in that way, taking on again the bondage of, addiction, sexual immorality, greed, jealousy, envy,etc. What do we do? We need to really accept the fact that Jesus did it all on the cross. That we are not bound by sin in the spirit and that we possess the power to disallow those proclivity in our flesh! (The greater one is inside of us!) We must destroy those old habitual altars of sin in our lives so that we can walk in wholeness.
"Never under any circumstances, are you to erect shameful images beside the altar of the Lord your God."Deut. 16:21(Living Translation)
God said we are Never to erect images of falsity beside our God and since we are made in the image and likeness of God any thing from the realm of darkness that we continue in has an altar that we have built. If Jesus indeed bore our afflictions and infirmity than why are we still bound to addictions to alcohol, cigarettes, pornography, and other drugs? Is there still an altar in your life you have yet to destroy? There are altars of selfishness, lust, covetousness(that cause man and woman of God to go after someone else's spouse), altars of idolatry that cause men and women of God to put other people or things before God. Do an evaluation today and check for altars in and around your life, those that do not belong to God should be destroyed, and let me say this, the altar of God lies in your heart! "Put away the old and walk in the new!"