Its all about JESUS!

God’s Word Supplies Life, the Word of God is alive.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the Word of GOD!

Many of us have a desire to read the Word, but we’re not sure how to go about it., I encourage you to take my advice: When you open your Bible, zoom in straight on Jesus. Home in right on our beautiful Savior. Then, you will experience life when you read God’s Word.

When you come to God’s Word desiring to see Jesus and you find Him and behold Him in the Word, something special happens to you. LIFE is supernaturally imparted to you. You see, God is in the business of supplying life to every area of your life. In the Book of Proverbs, it says that God’s words “are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh”. (Proverbs 4:22) This means that if you are tired, reading God’s Word will recharge and energize you. If you are depressed, it will pull you out of the darkness of depression, set your mind free and bring peace and joy. And if you are sick, it will bring a flood of healing and divine health to your body!

God’s life is what you need when you see signs of death in your circumstances. Is your marriage failing? Have your dreams been crushed or put on the back burner? Have your finances problems, debts? If there’s death operating in any area of your life, don’t despair and don’t lose hope! Don’t struggle, strive and scheme to make things happen. Beloved, cast your cares to the Lord for He cares for you, and just spend time in God’s Word to receive His supply of life.

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See Jesus In The Word

There will be an impartation of God’s kind of health and life to every area of your life. It comes not just by simply reading the Word superficially, but by seeing Jesus in the Word. You may ask, “Well, Pastor Lydia, all that sounds really cool, but what does it mean to see Jesus in the Word? How do I do that so that I can receive God’s supply of life?”

Those are good and fair questions. Let me start by explaining that contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is not a book of rules for right living. No, the Bible is ALL about Jesus. Every page speaks of Jesus, God’s Son, the object of His delight!

The Bible is all about Jesus, but more specifically, it is about His loving sacrifice at Calvary. His blood has cleansed us of every sin and His death has brought us abundant and everlasting life! From Genesis to Revelation, our Bible has one grand theme—our Lord Jesus and His perfect sacrifice.

So you see, the Bible is not about us. It is all about Jesus and what He has done for us. Yet, when you find Him in the Word, you find yourself in Him for “as He is, so are we in this world”. (1 John 4:17) You discover that as He is righteous, accepted and favored before God, so are you. As He is full of health, wholeness and life, so are you!

I want to show you how when you see Jesus in the Word, you experience His life. Jesus said these amazing words, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) He also said, “…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63) In other words, you allow Jesus’ supply of life to flow in your life when you see or behold Him in the Word. This is precisely how you are transformed from glory to glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18) As you keep beholding the Lord and His glory, you’ll be transformed—from sickness to health, from knowing only lack to experiencing abundance, and from having an unforgiving heart to having a joyful and loving heart.

It’s Really All About Jesus

Many of the Bible stories, parables and even Old Testament feasts and laws are actually about Jesus. Jesus is the magnificent, watertight ark of salvation in the ancient flood of Noah. In the story of Abraham’s sacrifice, He is the strong and youthful Isaac, who carried the wood (the cross) up Mount Moriah (Mount Calvary). Then, on Mount Moriah, He is the true sacrificial ram sent from the Father and caught in the thicket.

In the life story of Joseph in the Book of Genesis, Jesus is our heavenly Joseph. He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. Rejected by His brothers, He found comfort in a Gentile bride, and became a blessing to the Gentile world. But He has not forgotten His brothers, who will recognize Him at His second appearance. Isn’t this the story of God’s ancient people, Israel? They rejected their Brother-Messiah, but will acknowledge Him at His second appearance.

In the love story of Ruth, He is our heavenly Boaz, our willing and most able kinsman redeemer. In the law of the Hebrew servant, He is that faithful servant, the one who said, “I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,” and who was pierced and who remains a servant forever. (Exodus 21:5–6)

In the Book of Leviticus, the details of His sufferings and crucifixion are hidden in the details of the offerings. In the Book of Judges, when Samson stretched out his hands and pushed against the two pillars moments before his death (Judges 16:29–30), what do you see? The cross of Jesus! Like Samson, Jesus accomplished more (against our enemies) in His death than in His life on earth.

The only way to heaven is through JESUS

If you haven’t receive Jesus as your Lord and savior please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you need any prayer or  please feel free to speak to me. WhatsApp +27 (South Africa) 82 954 2877, or email lydiadreyer7@gmail.com

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SATAN’S WEAPON

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”Ephesians 6:11             images

♦ The Devil Attacks God’s Image 

Spiritual warfare is a vital part of our walk with God. There is a war going on around us that is invisible. You can’t see it in the physical. But it is real.. Satan is the enemy of every man, woman and child. Whether you are a Christian or not, he hates you because when God made you, He made you in His own image.

The Bible doesn’t teach us how to cope with our problems; it teaches us how to always walk in victory!

The devil does the same thing. Over and over.  He can’t get God because God is too powerful for him, so he goes after God’s image — you and I. But the difference is this: When there is an attack from the devil, you are a Christian, God’s Word tells you how to stand victorious in the victory that you have in Christ. On the other hand, if you are not a believer, then you are under the devil’s dominion and he can pick your number any time.

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When Satan wanted to lead the first man and woman into sin, he started by attacking the woman’s mind. This is made clear in 2 Corinthians 11:3. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

If Satan can get you to believe a lie, then he can begin to work in your life to lead you into sin. This is why he attacks the mind, and this is why we must protect our minds from the attacks of the wicked one.

For as he thinks within himself, so he is. Proverbs 23:7

♦ SATAN’S WEAPON –  LIES            6986301

Satan came to Eve as the serpent, the subtle deceiver. [This is] the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world. Revelation 12:9 There is no truth in him . . . for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

Our Lord Jesus did not use his divine power to defeat Satan. He used the same weapon that is available THE DECEIVER 17 to us today:

The Word of God.

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Don’t Just Cope, Walk In Victory

The good news today is that the Bible doesn’t teach us how to cope with our problems; it teaches us how to always walk in victory! The world teaches us how to cope. There are seminars that teach us how to cope with depression, sickness and relationship breakdowns. But God wants us to overcome.

Deuteronomy 20:4 “…for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.”

Once you believe in Christ, you have everything in Christ. Everything! The Bible says in Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Notice how the tense used indicates a past action — He has blessed us — with everything!

But you, child of God, have everything. In Christ, you have everything. You have eternal life. You have all the promises of God written in the Bible. You have the Holy Spirit and you can have all the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.

You look exactly like Jesus when you are wearing His armor

Let’s look at Ephesians 6:10–18:

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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What does it mean… in Chris Jesus?

Just as you excepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your savoir as your substitute. How were you saved? By trusting your effort? (NO) It is none of your effort, it is totally the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work, that is how you got saved.

God wants you to understand that you are now in Christ Jesus. What does it mean? I am in Chris Jesus? That mean when you excepted Christ as your salvation and forgiveness of sins and you except Him as your true self, not the struggling self, this in not your true self

Pastor Lydia, I am struggling , this is not your true self, true self in Gods eyes is the true man at Gods right hand.

Your identity in Gods eyes has changed, God is not looking at you he is not seeing your struggle, as far as God is concerned we have been died and crucified with Christ.

Let me tell you your history in Christ, when Jesus was at the cross, God took all of us ad put us in Christ, He didn’t just died for us, JESUS DIED AS  US, As far as God is concerned you are no more alive.

But Pastor Lydia you are still alive you are still talking to us, I live yet not I, but Christ lives in me.

Tomorrow when you face you problems, your finances or marriage problems, know this it is not your problem it is Christ facing the problem for you.

You rest in HIM, You live you but Christ lives in you. So this is what God is saying, LOOK AWAY FORM YOURSELF, LOOK AWAY FORM ALL YOUR SHORTCOMING, LOOK AWAY FORM YOURSELF AND SEE JESUS AT GOD RIGHT HAND, HE IS YOU TODAY  .

If God looks at you He sees Jesus because Jesus is the new you…..

This is what it means in Christ Jesus, Jesus represents us. Jesus is 100% man and 100% God, but He did not die as God, God cannot die. He died as man, he rose as man (He is always God)

God’s hear is resting in joy in the perfect man, heaven has found a perfect man, that man is you as far as God is concerned. God eyes are always on this right man Jesus, God is looking at you in Him.

But Pastor Lydia how do I go about my lust, you are looking at yourself and not to Jesus, we have died  with Him and our identity before God is Jesus Christ

1 John 4:17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment because as he (Jesus) is (present tense) ,so are we in the world.

This is not saying do your best to be like this…. No (This is faith) As Jesus is so are we.

You must accept Chris as your true self today

We are still trying to do our best! We think I can do it, I can overcome lust, anger you will find yourself going on a Merry go round.

The way out is to know when Christ died….. I Died

Christ is me today

Cast out every fear in your life.

My Grace is sufficient for you

God faithfully supplies His grace to every area of our lives. His grace is flowing freely…until we choke the flow by allowing the devil to get us worried and troubled!

Worrying is the opposite of faith

On the night that our Lord Jesus was betrayed, on the night that He entered into His passion and suffered for us, He said to His disciples:

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

This is not easy it is work, you need to work on this, you need to say to God ”Lord I give you my trouble, I believe you will sort it out, you need to say it over and over until something happens, you need to say it until something changes, press till something changes pray til something changes, say within yourself, I will see this through until Gods kingdom come and His will is done.

Jesus’ last will, and the greatest gift, that He wanted to leave behind for His disciples before His crucifixion was the gift of peace.

Our Lord is called the King of Salem. (Hebrews 7:2) “Salem” means “peace”. He is also called the Prince of Peace. When He was on earth, He walked in such peace that He was always in control. They tried to stone Him once, but He just walked through the midst of them unharmed. (John 8:59) No one could touch Him. He had perfect and absolute peace.

The devil ruffled up a storm in the Sea of Galilee, but Jesus just continued sleeping in the boat. The devil’s attack did not wake Him, only the cry of His disciples did. (Mark 4:35–41) Even in His death, He was in control. No one took His life from Him. He laid down His life. (John 10:17–18) He made the choice in the garden to lay down His life for us.

The Shalom (Peace) Of God Jesus was and is always in perfect control. And one of the reasons He was so powerful was that He walked in the shalom (peace) of God. The word “peace” in John 14:27 is the word “shalom” in Hebrew. It means wellness, wholeness, completeness, as well as peace of heart and mind. So having shalom means having every part of you—spirit, soul and body—well.

So what did Jesus mean when He said, “Shalom I leave with you. Not the world’s shalom, but My shalom”? This is what He meant: “The shalom you saw Me living in; the shalom you saw Me sleep in, in that boat; the shalom you saw Me walk in, in the midst of the people who wanted to stone Me; the shalom that renders the devil powerless to touch Me; this shalom, My shalom, I give to you.”

Shalom (Hebrewשָׁלוֹם‎ shalom; also spelled as sholomsholemsholoimshulem) is a Hebrew word meaning peaceharmonywholenesscompletenessprosperitywelfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.

Guard Your Heart ♥ Above All Else 

“But Pastor Lydia, if Jesus has given me this peace, why am I still so troubled and worried about many things?”

It is because you have allowed your heart to be troubled. Notice that immediately after Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you…”, He said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” You have to let not your heart be troubled or afraid. The Lord cannot “let not” for you. Your wife cannot “let not” for you. I cannot “let not” for you. You have to “let not” yourself!

Many people are guarding their finances, careers, children, health and so on. But the Lord does not want us to guard these things. Instead, He wants us to guard our hearts:

Proverbs 4:23, NIV
Above all else, guard your heart ♥, for it is the wellspring of life.

We are to guard our hearts above all else. If we will guard that which is inside (He cannot guard that for us), God will guard all the other things on the outside. If we will let not our hearts be troubled or afraid, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit will start flowing in our hearts. That is actually seeking first the kingdom of God, and all those things on the outside that we need will be added to us! (Matthew 6:33)

By guarding your heart is to meditate on the word of GOD

This should bring us relief. We don’t have to worry about so many things. Learn to trust God. We just have to guard our hearts. People make foolish decisions when their hearts are troubled. They do things that they would otherwise not do. So guard your heart. The Lord said to me once that if we will guard our hearts from being troubled or afraid, then if it is a miracle we need, a miracle we will get!

The way you guard your heart from being troubled and afraid is to quote John 14:27. Whenever trouble comes to your heart or you feel fearful, say, “I will let not my heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” And you will release the power for the fulfillment of the verse. The peace of God will start flowing in your heart.

His Grace At Its Best

We all have our areas of weaknesses and strengths. What troubles me may not trouble you and vice versa. The devil knows which buttons to push for each one of us.

You need to learn how the devil work that you can stand against him

For example, while I may at times worry about my daughter because I love her so much, I pray and say “Lord I cant be with her but I know you are with her, thank you for guiding her, thank you that the Holy Spirit is her helper in times of need. Your grace is sufficient for her 537408_3568713138816_1302595606_64912293_606280010_n

In fact, the Lord said to me recently, “Lydia, have you noticed that the devil cannot get you in the areas of your life that you are not concerned about? The areas that you are not troubled about are the areas where you see My grace at its best, My blessings at their richest.”

When He said that, I began to realize that there were other areas besides finances that I was not troubled about and where God’s grace flowed freely.

Some people think that their problems are too small for God to handle. “I am too embarrassed to tell God what troubles me. It is just a pimple that has been there for a few weeks.” Listen, if it causes your heart to be troubled, it is not a small thing! God wants you to cast it to Him. He does not want your heart troubled by anything, big or small. And if you will cast it to Him and let not your heart be troubled, His grace will flow freely in that area of your life.

The Spirit Teaches Us On The Wavelength Of Peace

Another thing I want you to notice is that just before Jesus talks about giving His disciples His peace, He talks about the Holy Spirit’s guidance:

John 14:26–27
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you…

Jesus is telling us that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things on the wavelength of peace. In other words, if you guard your heart from being troubled by a problem, if you refuse to worry about it and just abide in His peace, the Holy Spirit will “teach you all things”. He will show you the way out of the situation!

 

Don’t be anxious. There is no use praying worried prayers. Just tell the Lord about the problem and cast your cares to Him, knowing that He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Let it go. Then, thank the Lord that He has heard you and is doing something about the problem. If you do this and refuse to be troubled, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. Remember: The devil cannot handle a peaceful Christian.

 And perfect love­ (Jesus Love)—knowing this perfect love—will cast out every fear in your life. (1 John 4:18) Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to your stature? (Matthew 6:27) So let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid, and the grace of God will flow freely in your life, causing you to see His blessings at their richest!

……….will cast out every fear in your life. (1 John 4:18)

 

Train up a child in the way he should go….

First of all I would like to take the time to thank, Tony for encouraging me, and Prophet Chris De La Rey for standing with me during my study on Prophecy. Thank you for helping and teaching me that I may share this the Gospel with the world.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

We all know the story of Joseph in the bible; Joseph was the 11th son of father [Isaac] and was sold by his brothers.

Genesis 3:5

5 Now Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they [d]hated him even more. He said to them, “Please listen to [the details of] this dream which I have dreamed; we [brothers] were binding sheaves [of grain stalks] in the field, and lo, my sheaf [suddenly] got up and stood upright and remained standing; and behold, your sheaves stood all around my sheaf and bowed down [in respect].” His brothers said to him, “Are you actually going to reign over us? Are you really going to rule and govern us as your subjects?” So they hated him even more for [telling them about] his dreams and for his [arrogant] words.

Joseph was in jail and he interpret dreams, I always wondered about HOW DID THEY DO IT!!!

How did they learn how to interpret dreams? Did they go for classes? Did they go for dream interpret classes? What I am getting is this.

They learned how to interpret dreams because they were raised in a family of dreamers.

Josephs great grandfather was Abraham, according to Genesis chapter 15, God gave Abraham visions and dreams. Abraham had Isaac is son and Isaac had dreams, visions and spiritual encounters and Isaac had Jacob who was Jacob who was Josephs father and Jacob had angel visitations, dreams and visions and trances.

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What I am getting here is that is that it started with Grandpa Abraham you see the most spiritual place on earth should not be a church building it should be your HOUSE.

What would happen if your children were raised in a house of dreamers? I want to inspire you that is says about Samuel, when Samuel was a boy he heard the voice of God before he knew God (1 Samuel 3:7) before he knew God he was already interacting with a God he did not know! My point is that your kids can get to know the voice of God before they even have a born again experience.

We need to inspire our kids with the word of God with the things of God. Proverbs says train up your child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. The point is that you should train up your children in the way that you should go and not the way you think they should go the way they should go.

We are no longer after the flesh but after the spirit. We all see these things in the bible and wonder how did they do it? I think it is best if we start at home. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to start dream prophecy and even prophecy at home:

  • Value your children’s dreams (ask them in the morning if they had a dream, pray and ask God to give your child a dream. What are you creating? Expectation is the fruit of faith. Faith is the highway where all spiritual things flow on. You are creating anticipation that God actually speak through dreams and visions
  • Expect them to hear from God (ask them” if Jesus walked in the room right now what would He say?’’) That is the easy way to teach prophetic ministry. What you are doing is say, you should think like Jesus. You are also teaching them that they have encounter with God.
  • Include them in ministry, teach them how to pray for the sick, it is important that your kids have a Holy Spirit experience.
  • Expose your children to miracles (Share super natural stories in your home)

 

I think it is time that we bring Grace back into our homes, it is time to bring dreams and visions back into our homes, it is time that we stand up and teach our children the way way should go that when they are grown up they will not depart from it!

 

 

Fighting storms nobody knows about!

Dot take the presents of the storm to indicate the absence of God. Sometimes when you enter into a storm and there are all kind of storms, health storms, physical storms, financial storms, emotional storms they’re are all kinds of storms.

I’m not talking about the storms that rain down water, and the lightning and the thunder and all of that. I am talking about storms that other people cant see!!

Undetectable storms, storms that make people think that you haven’t been through anything, because you get up out of bed every morning and put your hair up, and put your makeup on. And they don’t know you put your smile on just like you did your makeup and walked in smiling because you are going through a secret storm.

See when you go into a visible storm somebody will hand you an umbrella or a raft or some help for some assistance because they are aware of your suffering, but when you are going through a secret storm there is no comfort there because nobody knows what you are dealing with. You cant even sleep at night, you got so much pressure

When we get in a storm we have a tendency to wonder… WHERE IS GOD? Job said “I looked for God” He was here a minute ago but now I cant find Him. Where is God in the storm? We think that if God is with us, we would have no storms, if GOD is with us we would be happy, if God is with us everything would go SMOOTHLY, we will have no family problems, no bills to pay!! Job said I can figure out how God could my kids die and God be with me. I looked for Him and did not see HIM

The thing is….. You cannot see in the storm! That is why He told you to walk by faith and not by sight, you cannot see in a storm, don’t look for God to be sensual in your storm!

He will not appeal to your senses, your senses add to your comfort God will not make you comfortable in your storm. Just because you are presents in a storm that does not indicate the absence of God.

The bible says He is the very present help in the time of trouble (God is our refuge and strength)

If you are looking for God…..

He is in THE STORM

He may not be saying anything, you may find him asleep on the boat, but don’t think He jumped the boat.

He is with you in the storm, when you pass through waters, “Ill be with you”

You may not see Me, you may not feel Me, you may not sense Me but I tell you that all the while you stroking in the water you are not stroking alone!

If you are looking for God…..

He is in THE STORM

Discourage?

Hebrews 11:27 – Many times we are snared by the visible. We lose sight of the invisible God. The devil always points us to the visible.
When believers walk by sight, they are worse and weaker than the people of the world.

Snare is what the devil use to get you discourages, you see your banks statement, your report, it is all visible. We lose sight of the invisible God. Elijah forgot the crows that fed him, he forgot the barrel of wheel that was never wasted, he forgot that the God answers by fire. Why? Because like this, we can fall away from faith and look at sight.

We can have the greatest faith yesterday and look at sight today. Peter asked the Lord Jesus when he saw him above the waves. “If it is you Lord let me come’’ Jesus says “ COME” based on the word of the Lord, looking at Jesus he stepped on the water. When Peter SAW the wind, when he SAW, when Peter saw the wind he lost sight of the living Lord and he began to sink. Walking by sight will cause the disciple to sink and the prophet to fail!

Taking your eyes of the invisible to the visible can make you sink. You get discourage.

We tend to make decisions based on what we feel or what we see instead of trust in the Lord.

Many times in the scripture the Lord God says trust in me! Do not worry; fear not, for I am with you. It is throughout the bible that people would take their eyes of the Lord Jesus and sink.

Never despise the day of small beginnings.
Through five loaves and two fish, Jesus fed the multitudes.
With a small jawbone of a donkey, Samson routed the army of the Philistines.
One cloud the size of a man’s fist can water the entire nation of Israel.

But do not forget that the breast was roasted by fire (Leviticus 7:35), which speaks of God’s judgment on Jesus as He hung on the cross because He was carrying our sins. So as you feed on Jesus’ love for you, see Him loving you at the cross. When things around you are not going well, do not allow the devil to say to you, “If God loves you, how come these things are happening to you?” Interpret God’s love for you based on the cross, not on your present circumstances.

During the day, when you are hard at work, when busyness sets in, when problems pile up or when discouragement comes, just stop everything and take a love break with Jesus!

Joshua 1:9 (AMP)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”