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S1E6: God's Grace To Overcome Our Words

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Welcome to S1E6 of Martha's Talk! 
In today's episode, we are going to speak about our words and God's grace to overcome our words. While some know me as Tasha, God changed my name to Martha. He also called me to be an Apostle. This simply means, that he commissioned me to go wherever he sends me to preach or teach the gospel, in truth and in love. Martha's Talk is a talk show in which I share the love of Christ for humanity, in Spirit and in truth.
In today's episode we are going to go over:
  • Why are our words so powerful? 
  • What is faith, and what is our faith used for? What is hope?
  • What is God's part vs What is our part
  • When should we pray vs when should we profess?
  • Right professions and wrong professions
  • Understanding how to profess
  • My Testimony: God's grace eliminated the harvest of my profession
  • The importance of God's grace
The reference text for today's episode comes from:
  • James 3:2-12 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.  
  • 1 Timothy 6:12-21 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.  Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all.
Why are our words so powerful? 
On a day to day basis, we say a lot. Some people are so used to saying, that they do not even care about what they say and how they say it. We are going to go over why our words are so powerful, and what we can do to overcome our words.
  • Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
  • Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Matthew 15:19Galatians 5:19-26
  • Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
What is faith? What is our faith used for? What is hope?
  • Luke 18:1-8 "However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
    • I believe Jesus Christ said this because he knew that in the last days people would not have faith, even some people who attend church. When we have faith in Jesus Christ, the result is obedience, even when things are difficult. Recommended watch: S1E10 What is the grace of God?
  • When I was newly born-again, I was told that faith is so important in the Christian journey, which, btw it absolutely is. We have to have faith in God (his word), in order to overcome evil with good. At certain periods on my journey with Christ, I was overly concerned about faith. I wanted to make sure that I followed what I was told to do by leaders, regarding faith. I did this, because I wanted to make sure that I was doing what God wanted me to do, and I wanted to make sure that I'd get my desired end result. I thought because I did not see "success," according to culture standards, that maybe I was not doing what church leaders told me to do regarding faith. What I did not understand then, but totally understand now, is that faith, is not about believing God to get us out of trials and tribulations that he wants us to be in (see 1 Corinthians 10:13; so we can endure it). 
    • Faith is trusting that God's will is best for our lives, even when God's will is uncomfortable (S1E9 God's will). 
    • Faith is standing firm in the trials and tribulations that God wants us to be in, despite our natural circumstances, believing that we are in God's will, again, despite our circumstances (Recommended: Why trials?).
    • Faith is overcoming evil with good in this age (on earth), believing that in the age to come (heaven or the new earth) there will no longer be any evil, only good (see 2 Corinthians 4:15-18).
    • Faith is not believing God for materialism, it is being content and still confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord and that he is still good, despite whether we get what we want, or not. Thus, when we read Hebrews 11:1 which reads "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." We should understand that the author, is not telling us to have faith in materialism or natural blessings/promises, but rather in God's grace and God's will for our lives, to overcome evil with good in this present age, with the help of the Holy Spirit, despite persecution, slander, spiritual warfare, hurt, pain, and even death, for Jesus Christ. In order to understand Hebrews 11:1 contextually, we have to read all of Hebrews 10 and Hebrews 11.
  • Thus, when we read Hebrews 11:1  which reads "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."  We should understand that the author, is not telling us to have faith in materialism or natural blessings/promises. But rather in God's grace and our will, to overcome evil with good in this present age with the help of the Holy Spirit despite,  persecution, slander, spiritual warfare, hurt, pain, and even death, for Jesus Christ. In order to understand Hebrews 11:1 contextually, we have to read all of Hebrews 10 and Hebrews 11.
    • Hebrews 10:19-39  Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,  but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. 
    • Hebrews 11:1-40 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. .... There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
    • Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Recommended teaching: How should we live as Christians?
Prayer vs Profession: We have to know when to profess and know when to pray. Professions, should only be professed if we know God's will in a matter. When we profess, professions, even if they are biblical, and we do not know God's will in a matter, that is considered pride (self-will over God's will). 
In Matthew 4 Jesus Christ, and in the Epistles the Apostle Paul, and the rest of the disciples, prayed often. The only profession they made was about the good news about Jesus Christ, that he is Lord. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4 the Apostle Paul told Timothy and (us) "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
  • How do we pray?
    • Petitions (supplications)
    • Prayers
    • Intercession
    • Thanksgiving
Professions: There is no where in the bible, specifically the NT, that states that any believers professed the same word of God daily. When you think about it professing something that is not God's will daily, is almost like controlling God to give us what we want and not caring about his will. That is what witchcraft is, if we did not seek God's will in that matter. To be clear, witchcraft is when anyone dominates someone else via intimidation, manipulation and deception. Professions that are not confirmed by God by us asking God in prayer & supplication, is manipulation.
  • In Hebrews 10:23  the author wrote "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." However, this was misquoted by ministers to say that we should profess the promises of God. 
  • By understanding the 4 periods of the bible, it will help us understand the danger of professing biblical professions that have not been confirmed by God. If our profession is not powered by the Holy Spirit (if he does not agree with it), then it can be powered by the wrong spirit.
My testimony: God used ANJWC Church to minister to larger-well known ministries via teachings. With this, many churches and ministries started to go to the website to learn the truth about gospel. At this point, the wrong spirit, tried to get me to profess blessings (using the old testament). I knew something was off, although I did not 100% understand what I am now sharing. Ministries, churches, and ministers around the world should be really careful when it comes to professions, and also the deceitfulness of wealth, and loving money, because the enemies goal is to attack churches at the point where they are becoming well-known in the Christian community, in order to get them to sell their souls, unknowingly. 
  • How this is done, is the same way, it was done in Matthew 4 to Jesus Christ. The devil quoted scripture out of context in order to try and get Jesus to bow down and serve him (Mammon), as Jesus discusses and teaches the crowd in disciples in Matthew 6:19-33Recommended teaching: How does God communicate?
  • Jesus Christ had authority and knew his identity. However, he did not use his authority and identity to get himself out the trial & tribulation that the Holy Spirit led him to. Neither, did he use satan's authority (legitimate then, but illegitimate now) or satan's power to get him out of the trial and tribulation. Neither did he profess words out of context, in order for heaven to get him out of the trial & tribulation. He stuck to God's will despite the difficulties. Matthew 4:1-11 reads "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him."
  • Again, the enemies tactic is
    • #1. To get us to use the power/authority Jesus Christ gave us to get ourselves out of trials and tribulations. When that doesn't work, he will offer us 
    • #2. His power, to get ourselves out of trials and tribulations. If that does not work, he will tell us to 
    • #3. Use heaven's power/authority to get ourselves out of trials and tribulations (in other words profess, more than God's will be done). Example of Jesus's conclusion to his supplication, regarding his trial & tribulation "God's will be done" Matthew 26:39,Mark 14:36,Luke 22:42
      • Note: I am not saying that we should not profess the word of God over our life. However, I am saying that we should know God's will, and that we should be okay with God's will being done, despite the outcome. For example: It was God's will for the Apostle Paul to be tormented by a messenger of satan (demon), in order to preserve Paul's soul from becoming conceited.  2 Corinthians 12:7-10 "or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
      • Recommended teaching: S1E5 Lust & PrideS1E9 God's will
    How do we profess?
    • If you are going to profess anything, the best profession are professions about who God is (praise & worship). 

    Right professions vs Wrong Professions
      What are professions
      • A profession is simply something that we proclaim over our life and the life of other people. As Christians we've been taught to profess the word of God over our life. The only hiccup to this, is if we profess the word of God over our life, but do not understand the 4 periods of the bible, we can possible profess what goes against God's will. For example, under the Law of Moses it was okay for people to live in luxury as long as they followed the Law of Moses. However, during that period (before Jesus's resurrection), when they died physically, they went to hell due to the sin of Adam & Eve. It wasn't until Jesus resurrected that he took the righteous out of hell, and they entered the Kingdom of God in heaven (see 1 Peter 3:16-20, Matthew 27:45-55).
      What is God's part vs What is our part?
      • Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
      • Genesis 2:15-20 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
      • Hebrews 5:13-16 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
      My Testimony: God's grace eliminated the harvest of my profession
      • June 2020 - September 2020 
        • May 2020 - Father warned me about a spiritual attack that would happen. He said that he would give me the grace to overcome and show that his allegiance is with me.
        • June 2020 - I was attacked by the rulers of the world because God through ANJWC Church taught repentance, love, contentment, and the truth about faith.  
        • During this period, I started to profess the word of God under the wrong dispensation (Exodus 23:25). For example, I confessed: That God keeps me free from every sickness and disease because I keep his command to love. Guess what the enemy did? He attacked love in my life, so that I could have sickness and disease. Literally, he tried to kill me throughout those 3.5 months, on several occasions. Before this, Jesus Christ told me that I will not be destroyed. BTW, I also confessed, Hosea 4:6 "I have knowledge therefore, I am preserved." Guess what the enemy did? He attacked my mind severely, so that I would not have knowledge and so that I'd be destroyed. However, I believed in God the Father's promise of grace, and Jesus's word that I would not be destroyed. If it wasn't for their grace and love, I would have died due to this attacks. The better prayer/profession is Colossians 1:9-16Under the Law of Moses (The Books of Exodus to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), the Israelite's did not have the covenant of grace, although they had grace. However, under the Law of the Spirit (the end of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and forever more, those who believe in Jesus Christ have the covenant of grace. Although it's great to walk in love, and is what God commands under the Law of the Spirit. It's important to allow God's grace to cover us because if we fall short, the grace of God, leads us to repentance, and covers us from the curses of the Law of Moses. 
        • The same is true if people confess the naturally abundant life under the Law of Moses for example Psalm 72:16. Under the Law of Moses people lived lavishly because they did not have the same opportunity that we have under the Law of the Spirit (covenant of grace and the promise of the Holy Spirit). Thus, from the time that Adam & Eve sinned, when people died physically, including the righteous, after they did they went to hell. Remember, in Genesis 2-3, God told Adam & Eve, if you eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you will die. Thus, Adam and Eve died spiritually and physically due to sin, and the rest of mankind, until Jesus Christ came and gave us the promise of the Holy Spirit. From the time of Adam & Eve's sin to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, hell was separated. One part was for the righteous and the other for the unrighteous, and we know this by reading Luke 16:19-31. The righteous stayed in the righteous part of hell until Jesus Christ came into the flesh, died sinless, and raised to life (heaven) and set the captive souls free who were also hell. We know this by 1 Peter 3:18-20). For more information read the teaching: S2E1 How are we to live as Christians?
        • After this whole experience, I had to grow in faith again not because I do not believe but because the enemy had attacked my faith. That is how severe these spiritual attacks were. The rulers of darkness, tried to get me to be an atheist, anti-Christ, accept demons, promote unrighteousness, be religious. The rulers, tried to get me to be obsessed with the rapture, and to be afraid of it. For about 2 weeks, I did not sleep, nor did I eat. It was really the grace of God that helped me overcome. I literally threw away my four journals with bible notes and things God told me, as well as my two bibles at least 6 times throughout this 3.5 months. If you have listened to any of my teachings from ANJWC Church, before the enemy influenced me to delete the channel and website, you would know that this is totally unlike me. The enemy tried to take my mind, to prevent me from teaching the truth (the word of God), in love.
        • With the grace of God, and by reading the word of God, and by believing in what Jesus told me professing scripture accurately, I was able to believe in the truth again. Jesus Christ is Lord, the Holy Spirit is God, and God the Father is God. You see, the enemy tried to get me to believe that John the Baptist was Lord/Messiah, and that the Holy Spirit was Belezeebub and vice verse. Yes, these attacks was this fierce. 
        • I am going to also share with you what I saw spiritually, while I was being attacked.
        • I have so much compassion on the mentally ill, more than I had before.
      God's grace to overcome our words
      • Recommended episode: S1E10 What is the grace of God?
      • Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
      • John 1:14-18 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
      • Hebrews 4:15-17 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
      • Ephesians 3:10-13 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
      • Romans 5:17 God's free grace is God's free favor towards those who believe in Jesus Christ. God's grace allows us to be saved, and to receive the gift of righteousness. When we grow in God's grace, it also allows us to overcome evil with good in when in a trials & tribulation.
      • Romans 6:14, Romans 3:24 - God's grace replace sin, when we believe in Jesus Christ and repent from our sins, when the Holy Spirit reveals them to us, as we read the word of God and in circumstances. Btw, justification under the Law of Moses is  offering animal sacrifices in order to sins forgiven. Under the Law of the Spirit (the covenant of grace), we only have to repent from our sins and believe in Jesus Christ.
      • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10  or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
      • 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
      • 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
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