Monday, March 31, 2014

Us + (God + "X") = the solution

by Carolyn Hamlett

"God doesn't give us anything we can't handle." is not a scripture in the Bible.

The last thing a depressed person wants or needs to hear from you is "God doesn't give us anything we can't handle." I have to wonder if the last person who killed them self died hating God because they KNEW they had more than they ALONE could bear and that they had endured it for many months or many years trying everything possible to get free.  

Maybe those words, "God doesn't give us anything we can't handle." was the last "helping" hand of 'wisdom' tossed to them that threw them into further despair...along with the often meaningless words of "I'll be praying for you".  Many who say those things have no clue what depression is nor do they have any intention of "praying" or lifting a finger to help the one in despair. 

In the past when clueless people have told me in that sing songy sort of way, "God doesn't give us any more than we can handle.", I just wanted to slap them.  I thought...then why am I a frayed end of a frayed end away from killing myself just to get myself out of my own misery? 

Trapped animals are known to chew off the very limb that is caught. Can't people fathom that depression can be just as much a misery? It is.

Is man an island, or part of a larger body? 

If a fellow man falls off a cliff to a reachable ledge, or a fellow man is in water too deep to stand and he is exhausted from struggling...should another fellow human just tell them "God doesn't give us any more than we can handle." and leave them for the hand of God to reach down from heaven to snatch that person up and place him on solid ground?...or should we Christians be that hand of God as His Body on earth? There are many instances in the Bible where we are told and shown to help one another. In fact it is a commandment. 

Often telling someone who is in deep despair at the brink of death, that "God doesn't give us more than we can handle." not going to be the understanding, consoling, comforting words that bring encouragement to that suffering person. I know with myself, it makes me feel even more alone, misunderstood, judged and rejected. Judged in that the person saying that has already decided that I am not trying to help myself and that what I feel is something so mild, that anyone with an ounce of strength could move it. 
"Just snap out of it!" are also meaningless words. Do people actually believe the depressed person has not tried with all their might to "snap out of it'? Telling someone to "snap out of it" does not help. It is more likely to drive the depressed person into more isolation to avoid more condemnation and misunderstanding. 
Often it is those non thinkers who are the ones who strike up the conversation to begin with asking the depressed person what is wrong. When the depressed person tries to tell them how they are feeling...the non thinker slaps them with their idiotic insensitive solution which is to stop it and to "snap out of it". Ahhh, if only it was so simple to just "snap out of it".
"You should be thankful for what you have. You have nothing to be depressed about." I have never known a person who suffers from depression who is not keenly aware of their blessings, in fact they are probably more keenly aware of their blessings than most blessed people. It is our blessings that we have clung to with white knuckles as we fight for our very lives. 
"You should....", ""You should....", "You should....", "You should....", "You should....", "You should....", "You should....", "You should....", "You should...."
You know what??? You people who are full of shoulds.... 
SHOULD STOP  shoulding on us!!! if we have not thought of every way possible and then some to help ourselves!!! and tried every way possible and then some to help ourselves!!! We are depressed, NOT brainless morons. In fact some of the brainiest most intelligent humans in the history of mankind have suffered depression. We are not idiots. 
"Stop feeling sorry for yourself!" is often the next "life preserver" of condemnation that further helps sink the depressed like a mill stone around the neck. Again it shows that the bearer of such words do not understand the situation at all. They also do not understand that there is not a thing wrong with being in touch with one's own feelings and emotions.
Do you ever feel happy for yourself?  Are you NOT aware of feeling happy when you are feeling happy???  We who suffer from depression certainly know what happiness is and hold on to any thought of happiness we have EVER had as we fight to stay afloat the dark waves of the sea of depression.
How about being sad??? Are not people aware when they are feeling sad? Is there ANYTHING wrong with being aware of whether you are happy or sad, full of joy or full of sorrow? Of course not.
What is wrong with feeling sorry for oneself? 
Maybe I am wrong, but didn't Job in the Old Testament feel sorry for himself? 
Often when non thinking, insensitive people have told me to stop feeling sorry for myself, I tell them that if they felt the way I did at that moment, I'd certainly feel great sorrow for them, so can I not feel sorry for myself? There is so much sorrow and pain in the depth of depression I have lived, that while I am in it, I am fully aware that I would NEVER wish it upon my worst enemy! 

What so many people fail to want to comprehend, is that it is because we have tried and tried to help ourselves and are STILL helping ourselves with every ounce of our strength with no relief, that we, in our despair, do indeed feel sorry for ourselves being in the place we are stuck in. There is nothing wrong with that. 
Wouldn't a person stuck in quicksand struggle and struggle until they were exhausted and find that when they are exhausted from the struggle that despair sets in and with that great sorrow for themselves for being stuck there? Only a clueless person thinks that feeling sorry for oneself means we have been just sitting on our duffs and not trying with all of our being and then get free.
It was in my early walk with Jesus Christ that I realized that people DO get more than they can handle and that the solution to that equation is lies in the variable "X". 

Us + (God + "X") = the solution.

I have to wonder:

For all the people who have taken their own lives after battle fatigue of dealing with depression and having no relief...

- How many of those people had been ignored and were not helped by their friends and family?

- How many of them were callously told, "God doesn't give us any more than we can handle?" 

- How many people are there who didn't take their lives, but have turned on God and hate Him because someone or someones coldly told them that God doesn't give them any more than they can handle? 

Did you know?...

The scripture that people use to claim that God doesn't give us anything we can't handle, is talking about being tempted, NOT about suffering, so that verse DOESN'T even apply to many cases when life throws a curve ball and things become unbearable. I found this scripture where the Apostle Paul expresses something different.

2 Corinthians 8, 9. 
"For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead."
Paul referred to "we". He may have had despair, but there were others who were sharing equally in that with him. They did rely on God to help them. 

If you have ever experienced the grief of loss of a dear friend or family member or even a loss of a love relationship, you may remember feeling as I have, that being with someone who knows that very same level of grief, can often be comforting and aid in healing the wound. When my friend, John Boncore aka "Splitting the Sky" left this world in March of 2013, I felt deep grief.  I can only begin to imagine what his own family and closest friends felt.  I wasn't one of his closest friends and many of his friends probably never knew that I knew him at all.   It was the deep soul connection that he and I had from the day we met, that was wounded at his passing. I found that the only thing that relieved my pain was to talk with one of his dear friends who knew him better than most. He too knew "Dac" as we called him, on a soul/spirit level. Together that friend and I walked through it. We both felt crippled, but when two are walking on the path together arm and arm, crippled as they may be, they can still be that needed crutch for each other to help them both make progress.

So, even though many people believe that the scripture, "God will not tempt us beyond what we are able to handle."  means something different, that God doesn't give us more than we can handle, 

there is a second part of that scripture that people leave important part!...which clarifies something.

"with the temptation [God] also makes a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it." 

Sometimes that way out is found by the exercise of will power alone, but sometimes God, knowing what we are up against, will provide us with more help. Sometimes He sends his angels, sometimes He sends other humans in His Name. 

I wish there were more whom He could send in His Name.

Early in my Christian walk, Johanna Michaelsen told me that the church (body of believers) is God's provision for us. She was trying to help me find a good church of supportive Christians in my area to help me on my journey. I was very frustrated in my new walk because I saw few Christians who actually served God with all of their heart, mind, body and soul and spirit. Nearly 30 years later, it is no different. You hear many Christians singing "Oh let me be Your hands and your feet!", but few seem to go out and actually be His hands and His feet. If Christians actually allowed The Spirit of Christ to work through them, not only would fellow Christians become stronger, but as a Body, we could actually make a difference in this evil ridden world. Think of what we as a body could do if we acted as Jesus Christ did and did the deeds he did. 

Us + (God + "X") = the solution.
"X" = fellow humans.

Take it from me. I know this is a fact:  

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet! 

Note: This is an article I wrote a year ago in 2013. 

It is just one of many articles I have written that will eventually find it's way onto my blog. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spiritual Warfare 101: Victory over Sleep Paralysis and Night Terror

Night terrors and Sleep Paralysis have been a phenomenon, possibly for thousands of years. 

My experience is that it is demonic and that it can be easily dealt with. I used to live in fear of it until God told me what to do during an attack.  I know what it is like to be the victim of sleep paralysis and I know what it is like to helplessly watch my own child under attack night after night and not know how to stop it. Now I live in faith, never ever fearing it because I know that all I have to do is think in my mind, "In the name of Jesus Christ!" and the demonic is instantly broken.  I rarely have this happen to me any more and if it does it is totally broken when I call upon the name of Jesus Christ.

In this article I will share some of my own stories as well as provide information that will help you put a stop to sleep paralysis and night terrors. 

I begin by sharing this VERY excellent video by Christ White which defines, describes and gives the remedy to defeat both night terrors and sleep paralysis.

How to Stop Sleep Paralysis For Good - Chris White -

I hope you will check out the wealth of info at Chris White's web site: 

Below are notes I put together from a Chris White video that is no longer available:

Common causes:
1.) If you have been involved with occult on various levels even light occult practices. (Ouija Board, Tarot Cards, certain types of meditation, channeling and even obsessive research of the occult can be the cause for some people.)

2.) The deeper one goes into the occult the more doors are opened and the more authority the demons have over you. 

3.) Generational doors have been opened by someone in your family line by occult involvement. 

4.) Highly demonized object in your possession. Most anything can have been demonized, given demonic attachments in certain rituals. 

The secret in stopping sleep paralysis is through the authority of Jesus Christ. 

Luke 9: 1
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

1 John 3: 8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Luke 10: 19-20
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Calling upon Jesus Christ will work even if person isn't a Christian as long as the person is calling out in sincerity and not using it as a magic word.

If you are not a Christian, the demons may continue to attack as long as they have authority over you because either you or someone else has given it to them. They will continue to have this until you renounce them and give your life to Jesus.

1.) Recognize - You must recognize what it is.
2.) Responsibility - You must take responsibility for what you recognize.
3.) Repent to God for participating with what you recognize.

Acts 3:19 - Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
4.) Renounce - You must make what you recognize your enemy and renounce it.
Renounce generational sin. Ask Jesus to help close those doors.
5.) Remove it - Get rid of it once and for all. You must close the doors, not leave them half open. 
6.) Resist - When it tries to come back, resist it. You must be bold if it comes back. Show no mercy on them, they must obey the authority of Christ. 
7.) Rejoice - Give God thanks for setting you free. 
8.) Restore - Help someone else get free. 

Jesus Christ will give you the power to be more like him.

~ My own story of sleep paralysis and what turned my fear into faith ~

I have found that when sleep paralysis happens to me, that even if I can not say the words, "In the Name of Jesus Christ", that just thinking them is enough to break the force field. I have gotten so accustomed to doing that, that now even when I am asleep, if a demon enters a dream, I am able to defeat it by merely thinking the words, "In the Name of Jesus Christ". Sometimes the demons are persistent, but so am I. They must leave...and they do. I do not take no for an answer because I know they have to go. It is spiritual Law.

I also take time to strengthen my faith in God's promises (which IS spiritual Law) by finding scriptures that state his promises and speak of His protection. Psalm 91 and Psalm 23 are Psalms of protection. God's promises are spiritual Law set by Him, the Creator of the universe. God's Law IS the Law of the universe. 

One night, about 27 years ago, shortly after I left the organization, I detected an evil presence in my bed room. I was fully awake. I saw a shadow person with a hat on it's head. It came to the side of my bed. To my surprise, it touched me and at the same time it created a force field around me that paralyzed me. It's touch was like a solid hand. As it touched me I felt it was filthy in a sexual nature. I felt violated just by it's touch and panicky as it began moving it's hand to a more private area on my body. I used every bit of strength I had to move my head enough to see my husband sleeping next to me. I desperately tried to call out for help but my sounds were soft and muffled through my closed lips.

Then, something in my mind told me to think, "In the Name of Jesus Christ!". What did I have to lose? I was desperate, so that is exactly what I did, I thought it in my mind, "In the Name of Jesus Christ!". When I did that, the hand pulled from me and I felt the force field swirl around and around and lift off of me and leave ,taking the filthy evil entity with it.

Though the entity was gone, I felt marinated in filth. It was like I could still feel the dirt of where it had touched me. I cried out to God. I told Him how filthy I felt and asked Him to please cleanse me. I knew that only God could cleanse the evil filth that was on me. 

Then, I heard what I know was God speaking to me. He said, "Wake your husband up. Tell him what just happened to you, then ask him to pray for you and to claim you as his flesh."

I told God, "I can't do that. He won't believe me and I don't think he would pray for me anyway."

Then God said again the words He had said before. 

So, I woke my husband up and told him what had just happened to me. Rather than my husband tell me that I was imagining it and to go back to sleep, he actually took me in his arms and held me and in his sleepy voice and half closed eyes, he offered up a prayer to God to cleanse me. He did just as I God suggested, and claimed me as his flesh and asked God to be our spiritual covering. 

I never had a demon attack me like that again. It was a bad experience, but it taught me to have faith in the Name of Jesus Christ". 

From that experience, I learned the meaning of faith. I have total confidence from experience that even just thinking the name of Jesus Christ will definitely stop the attack. Therefore, I have peace and I do not ever fear such an attack ever again. 

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: 
and he is the saviour of the body.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. 

He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

This is a great mystery: but I [Apostle Paul] speak concerning Christ and the church.

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

~ Night Terrors and Children - A personal experience ~

Shortly after I left what I call "the organization" (the Luciferian/Satanic hierarchy), one of my sons, who had always been a peaceful sleeper began to suffer night terrors. I knew of no trauma or anything in his environment that would have suddenly brought about such a change. My son began to fear bed time and being alone, complaining of "monster faces" that appeared to him. Often he would wake up at night screaming, his body tense, his face with an expression of utter terror. He seemed to see things that weren't there, often shielding himself from invisible attacks. One time he kept screaming over and over, "I don't like it when they touch me like that!" while he made frantic motions to brush himself off.  Sometimes he would scream out in what seemed to be an unknown tongue during his battles. My son, who appeared to be awake seemed trapped in a strange hold, like he was stuck in another world, though at times he could hear my husband and me trying to reach him. Other times it seemed he couldn't hear us at all.  Sometimes he would break through and seem to have a conscious moment with us only to be snatched away again. During these times I would hold him if he would let me. 

I knew very little about spiritual warfare. The only thing I could think to do was to say "In the name of Jesus Christ!". I would try to get my son to say it also. 

It was like trying to reach him in a dark tunnel with a lifeline, but he could not see nor hear us tell him it was there. When we would finally get through to him, when he finally heard us telling him to say the name of Jesus Christ, he would then scream it at the top of his lungs. This seemed to make a break in his terror and bring him back, though it was not instantaneous.

I was at my wits end on how to help my son. I sought out fellow Christians to see if they had any suggestions, but no one knew enough about spiritual warfare other than to just smile sweetly, pat me and say, I'll be praying for you."

It was later through my contact with Johanna Michaelsen that my husband and I were finally counseled with wise and Godly counsel and given prayer support which helped bring an end to my son's night terrors.

Johanna Michaelsen recommended that I pray daily for my children, claiming the covering of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over them and to go into their rooms after they had fallen asleep and pray for them again claiming the covering of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over them. I blessed the home in the name of Jesus Christ and put the home under the authority of God. I asked God to send His Holy angels into our home to protect us during waking and sleeping.  

    The night terrors ceased!

Parents, listen to your children. If they are fearful, do not dismiss their fears. They will learn that they can not trust you or count on you to protect them. It is a very lonely and frightening reality to feel alone and helpless. You don't understand that often the fear is so great that a child will actually fear for his very life. It is that frightening for some children on certain occasions.

I wonder how many people do not trust God because they learned that they could not trust their own parents to protect them. 

Whether people realize it or not, God's Divine design of the family unit is to be a body within the Body of Christ. This is part of "the mystery" that the Apostle Paul spoke of in his letter to the Ephesian church. (Ephesians 5: 22-33) 

The husband has the honorable position and responsibility as spiritual priest of the household with Jesus Christ as the head over him. The husband is the shepherd, not the tyrannical ruler of the household. He is to love, honor and cherish his wife as his equal. The wife has an equally honorable position, not greater than her husband and not less. Together they are to be one flesh under Christ. Together as one under the authority of Jesus Christ they are a very powerful spiritual stronghold against the enemy. 

There is much power in this spiritual Law of the husband/wife union. This is taught in the Bible, but I didn't learn this from the Bible. I learned this before I was a Christian, from when I served in the Luciferian spiritual hierarchy. Those who serve the evil supernatural hierarchy know far more about God's Laws than mankind knows. They know very well the power of God's Divine Law that governs the family unit with man as the spiritual head of the household. That is why there has been such an attack on the family. Satan does not want husbands and wives to know who they are in Jesus Christ and what spiritual power they have as one flesh. 

There is so much I could say about God's Divine plan for husband and wife as one flesh under God. I desperately want men and women to know their wonderful position together as one under God. I see a need to write an article on this topic or do an interview to share what I know about God's Plan, so that your life and that of your spouse and children will be greatly enriched and together you will walk in God's power. For now I will encourage my readers to strive to make the heart of Jesus Christ your heart. Follow Him. Ask God to help transform your soul and spirit to be more like that of Jesus Christ. 

Recommended reading:

Spiritual Warfare 101: You MUST Renounce All Sins of the Occult! 

Related Reading: “How to Pray” and “Finding Freedom.”


I, Carolyn Hamlett, am no longer affiliated with Daniel Duval, BRIDE Ministries, The Fire Place Church, nor can I recommend them. (1st public announcement on 11/04/16) Please Read article at this link: 


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spiritual Warfare 101: An Early Lesson. A Day with Dr. Lester Sumrall

by Carolyn Hamlett

Shortly after I had left the kingdom of darkness, literally saved by the Power of Jesus Christ, I had some very perplexing experiences with "Christians". I had assumed that Christians were followers of Jesus Christ and had put away the evil ways. I assumed Christians had love for one another and compassion for their fellow man.  I assumed wrong. The majority of church going people I knew were unGodly, dishonest, unkind and even abusive to me. 

Just as evil operates in this world through people and situations even falsely calling it "Divine appointment", God works through His people and situations of TRUE Divine appointment to save and redeem what is His and to put it on the Rock, His safe place. I am sure that it was God who helped me through that very trying time when I was such a babe in Jesus Christ's Kingdom. 

Someday I will write about the entire experience, but for now I will share a small, but significant portion of how God worked for me at that point in my life. The experience taught me some valuable lessons about Christians and what it actually means to follow Jesus Christ which is the very basics of spiritual warfare and deliverance ministries. I also learned that this isn't just about power, it is about love. Without love, there is no real power.  

Dr. Lester Sumrall

Many years ago I had the pleasure and privilege of spending most of a day with world renowned Pastor, evangelist, author and demonologist, Dr. Lester Sumrall. I was a new Christian at the time and had been very beat up and abused not by demons this time, but by "Christians".

Dr. Sumrall told me something that morning which I will never forget, something so very true. He said, "Carolyn, "Christian" is a name tag some people put on and wear. Calling oneself a "Christian" doesn't make it so." 

Later that day, at lunch, I was sitting at the table with Dr. Sumrall, his wife and their Christian pilot who had flown them in that day. We were talking about "deliverance ministries" and of the harm that was being done to good people at the hands of ignorant arrogant "Christians".  

Dr. Sumrall picked up a butter knife and said to me, "If you needed surgery, Carolyn, would you get on this table, let my pilot (he pointed to his pilot) take this butter knife and start cutting on you?" 

I looked around at all the people in the restaurant. I looked at the condition of our table, white table cloth loaded with plates of the half eaten meals garnished with crumbs and spills laying here and there. I replied, "No." 

Dr. Sumerall next said, "It is the same with ministry and deliverance ministry.  There is the proper time for surgery and the proper place. You don't just let anyone cut on you.  You have the one who is trained and qualified to do the surgery; the seasoned surgeon who is the expert." 

I don't think that Dr. Sumerall knew I was a "multiple".  I didn't even know myself, though I had echoes of flashes of pieces of memory that I knew meant something, but as soon as they flashed, a part of me told me they meant nothing at all.

That day something very important was reinforced for me; that God's timing is perfect. I had no doubt that God orchestrated my meeting with Dr. Sumrall.  Dr. Sumrall was a wonderful teacher and wise counselor for me and because he listened to God and God's leading, an even greater work was able to begin at my soul level as a result. The time that Dr. Sumrall unselfishly gave to me was the beginning of the greatest lessons of all that sticks with me even to this day, that true healing, especially to the deepest wounds and gashes to our very soul, can only be healed by the Hand of God Himself. The One who created us whole in the beginning is the only one who can take away our pain, heal us and completely restore our souls. 

Psalm 23

I learned that day that not only is God the Great physician and the Great healer. 
He is the Surgeon

God has appointed specialists to work with Him whom He has trained for many years. Dr. Sumrall was one of those precious few who worked with God. God is training more. The key words are: "work with Him". To be able to work with Him, one must be able to be in communion with God and be sensitive to His Spirit. This comes through spending time with God and seeking Him and feeding one's spirit with the things that are of God. Feeding one's flesh will strengthen the flesh so that the flesh is stronger than the spirit. To work with God in this type of ministry takes great discipline. Not everyone is born for this calling.  

A friend of mine who was a well respected radiologist and considered to be one of the best in his field is the perfect example of someone who seemed to be made for the type of profession he chose to make his life's work. He was one of the best because he was always studying up on the latest to insure that his patients were properly diagnosed so they could receive exactly what they needed. It was his delight to spend his leisure time combing over medical text books for enjoyment and relaxation. Not everyone is cut out for that.

Not everyone is cut out and called by God to serve the Body of Jesus Christ in the field of deliverance ministries. Even fewer are those who are called to work with survivors of SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) and programming. It takes a special person to do this, a disciplined one and a selfless one whose very heart and soul are connected to God's Holy Spirit. As Dr. Sumrall told me so many years ago, "There is a proper time for surgery and the proper place. You don't just let anyone cut on you.  You have the one who is trained and qualified to do the surgery; the seasoned surgeon who is the expert." 

I have never known a surgeon to work alone. A surgeon has his or her medical team who work alongside assisting. It is the same with deliverance ministries as well as with counseling and healing. God has called assistants to work alongside the healthy seasoned expert. These assistants are prayer warriors. 

Keep in mind that not all prayer warriors are called to do battle on the front line engaging in hand to hand combat with the fiercest of the enemy's forces. Those who have this calling have the heart of a warrior; they think, eat, drink and sleep their calling. They are disciplined, selfless and fearless. When they sleep, they sleep in their armor with sword in hand. When they are awake, they are either training or they have gone to face the enemy on the field of battle. They are all those things because they were made for this calling. Not everyone is called day after day to stand face to face with the fiercest of the powers of darkness.   

Spiritual Warfare begins at home

For those of you who feel called to battle, on ANY front, 
it is ABSOLUTELY imperative:

1.) that you have your own camp secured and protected under the power and authority of Jesus Christ before you go galavanting off to fight the enemy in another camp or on the front line. If you can't defeat the enemy on your own turf, you have no business leaving your household open and vulnerable to attack while you go off to fight the giants. 

it is ABSOLUTELY imperative:

2.) that you are in constant communication with the Supreme Commander of the operation taking orders from Him. It is the responsibility of every soldier to keep his lines open and clean of all interference. In this case, truly cleanliness is next to Godliness.  Not taking ones duties seriously can lead to failure of your mission. 

A lazy soldier is a dead soldier. 
- Stay in shape by reading the Word and unceasing prayer and walking according to God's statutes. 
- Sharpen your sword daily by reading and studying the scriptures in context. 
- Train every day by keeping the lines to your commanding officer free and clear. This is done through daily communication to Him.
- Follow Jesus Christ and his ways and statues. 


The enemy knows the Word of God. You know it better! God's statues should be written in your heart. It should be your nature to earnestly desire with your whole heart to walk according to God's statues, and seek to be doing so every moment of every day. If this is not you yet, just ask God to help you.

The sword of the Spirit = "It is written", "It is written", "It is written!". Again, this should be written in your heart and be your nature.

With the Holy Spirit of God, we can stronger and wiser than the serpents! 


Have your own camp secured and protected under the power and authority of Jesus Christ before you go galavanting off to fight the enemy in another camp.. and don't forget to enlist the help of your comrades. You may be strong in the Power of His might, but where two or more are gathered in His name their is even GREATER strength.

Psalm 1 truly sums it all up.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
The Battlefield


by Loren Grace and Carolyn Hamlett

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