Are You Listening to the Lion of Judah?

“Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children hall bow down before you. Judah is a lion’s whelp;from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him?” Genesis 49:8,9
This passage is where we obtain the knowledge that Jesus is the Lion of Judah. 
My question to all of you today is: are we walking in His likeness, are we listening to his voice?
In this day in which we live, the sound of God’s Voice is more important than ever before. We must know the difference between the roaring of the enemy and the roaring of the Lion of Judah.
The enemy comes with the sound of defeat, panic, hopelessness, and fear. 
Jesus comes with the sound of power, victory, and hope. When our Lion roars we can be confident that He is claiming us as His own, and He will defend and protect us in these perilous times.
Our part is to love Him, obey His voice, and stay close. Love, Faye

Surviving Gross Darkness

Surviving Gross Darkness
1. Pray with all your heart
2. Praise the Lord with your entire being
3. Drink a cup of calming tea and then stress eat. OK I’m working against that last part. 
Those are my answers to trouble.What are yours? 
These are the days of Noah. These are the days  of love growing cold. These are the days of the fiery furnace. We have a responsibility to fight, to wrestle with the enemy until he gives in and moves on. Ephesians 6:10-18
As some of you may have noticed, yesterday’s PraiseNet held a tough spot for me when I encountered photos of beloved wild mustangs that had been murdered. I had no options, no recourse, no way of helping or fixing it and my heart was broken. God helped me through it. He is faithful always.
All of us at some point come up against things we can’t do anything about. But don’t stick your head in the sand, go to God.
The darkness on the earth is horrifying right now – but we have the tools God gave us. Here are a few of them. 
 Capturing your own mind so that you can focus on the enemy:
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:4,5
Accessing the gifts of the Spirit as needed: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Living the fruits of the Holy Spirit: Galatians 5:22-26
The book of Matthew, especially chapters 5 and 6 have tools as well, tools that fly in the face of what WE think.   Isaiah 55: His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.
If you are unaware of the tools He has given us, go back and look them up and get them in deep. The things we are encountering are past our own ability to handle, so we must handle them with God. He is our fortress, our refuge.
Love you all,