Apostle Linda Chapman, President
Chosen by God!
Have you ever had a really good idea and know that it was also a God idea, started moving towards that goal and found that you were stunted again? It may seem as though every time you try to move forward, something hinders you in life from accomplishing your dreams. Well, it may be a result of the image inside of you produced by two opposing forces: 1) Rejection and 2) Condemnation. These two forces can cause negative thought patterns, creating an image inside of you that's often difficult to overcome without the help of God. Rejection thoughts and condemnation thoughts often work together to keep one from rising up in life because they feed off each other. When one is rejected, condemnation speaks up and says, "See, it's because you did this. You messed up again. You'll never get it together." Condemnation may keep you trying to be perfect and then rejection says, "Nobody loves you because you're always messing up, so you're not worth being loved. If you just be good enough, people will accept you." All lies, lies, lies of the enemy! You are already chosen by God to be accepted in His family. He loves you and there's nothing the devil can do about it! Let the word of God build you up and give you a new self-image, the right image created in the likeness and image of God, your Father!!!.
Looking Forward to the Days Ahead!
Be aware of the enemy's attempts to keep you looking back in his efforts to keep you from moving forward! Sometimes we have to forget the pain, hurts, disappointments, and brokenness of the past so that we can look ahead to a much brighter future; especially, when we don't understand why some things happened. Paul said, "This one thing I do. I forget those things that are behind, and I PRESS towards the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!" Know that God sees the big picture and for every hard or difficult thing you endured, there's a greater glory that He wants to bring you into! Looking forward to the days ahead!!!
Keeping the Faith!
Keeping the faith is so important to seeing our victory in Christ! When you are emotionally wounded, it can be extremely difficult to stand until you see your victory. Instability is one of the marks of the wounded and rejected. Cain was an example of one who was rejected and became a vagabond, wondering and drifting from place to place. Hurts can cause us to draw back because often we have been so disappointed by others, and we're afraid of repeats, so when the going gets tough, the wounded get going! I want to encourage you today to put your hope in God and let patience have its perfect work in you and you will see your victory! Perseverance, tenacity, and long suffering are marks of true Disciples of Christ! We can stand and see our victory! God is faithful who will also do it!!!
Did you know that unforgiveness can creep up on without you even knowing it's there? It's the devil's way of sneaking into our lives and robbing from us the things that God has for us. There was a man in the bible who would not forgive, even though his master had forgiven him of much debt. Because he wouldn't forgive, he was delivered over to the tormentors [Matt. 18:34]. I want to encourage you to close the door to tormenting spirits by forgiving anyone who have hurt or offended you! Engage the Holy Spirit to help you identify and release any unforgiveness and let God minister healing to you today!
Your Prosperity is Waiting on You!
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." You may wonder, "Why is healing of the soul so important?" Well, without soul prosperity, or healing of the soul (mind, will, and emotions), it doesn't matter how big your dream or vision is, you won't get very far. When things like bitterness, resentment, anger, and unforgiveness are in the heart, it will be just a matter of time before the enemy shatters your dream. I encourage you today, ask God to reveal and heal any areas of your soul that need healing so you can go forth in the things of God! Your prosperity is waiting for you!!!