• C.A.B.

From Fearful to Faithful

Updated: Aug 25

Jesus said, “Come to me….

Push past the noise of this world and enter that secret place...

and you will find Me, your Savior….

Come to me and lay aside all doubt, doubt is a sin….

Lay aside all worry, worry is a sin…. Remember who you are…

a child, and an heir to the Kingdom of your God….

As darkness increases and demon powers arise, it will take Me,

My holy presence in your life,

the power of My Name, My Blood, and your holy testimonies, to survive.”

(Extracted from Prophetic Dreams and Visions from my Lovely Jesus video and eBook,

“Come to Me,” received and journaled by Vicki Goforth Parnell, 6-5-22).


This world has deteriorated, badly. And, summarizing a reliable source, it’s not going to get better any time soon. That’s not being pessimistic—that’s being realistic. And if you can’t believe God, then who can you believe?


God has told us many times—beginning with numerous passages and one amazingly descriptive book in the Bible—what is coming down the pike as He wraps up our world, you know, the one He created.


According to God’s recent words to Vicki (and other of God’s chosen messengers), we’re living in the proverbial end times. Jesus said to Vicki: “The end of it all, daughter, you have reached the end…. But now there is no more time for anything but to pray, fast, read, worship, [and] draw nigh unto Me. …Hide, my children under My mighty wing…for the raging storm has arrived…. Stand bold…I am your ark of safety, run into Me….” (Extracted from Prophetic Dreams and Visions from my Lovely Jesus video and ebook, “The Fight…The Storm is Here, Word,” received and journaled by Vicki Goforth Parnell, 1-15-22).


The “end times” aren’t decades from now, they’re now. And we need to face it and deal with it. First and foremost, we run to Him.


It’s a comfort to know we are not alone. We don’t have to “deal with it” by ourselves. Jesus is with us. Our lovely Jesus. Our all-knowing, all-powerful, all-in-control, and all-supportive Jesus. He loves us, no matter who we are or what we’ve done. By earthly standards, that seems ridiculously impossible. But He doesn’t operate by earthly standards. His ways are higher than ours; so much so that we can’t even begin to comprehend. That’s okay, just believe that He does. That’s called faith.


Q: When you watch Vicki and hear her lovely Jesus in the prophetic videos, do you become fearful? Maybe so much so you stop watching them? Or only watch part of them? Or perhaps you struggle with how to handle the information.


From a personal perspective, I’ve had Christian-oriented family and friends that, after watching a few of the videos, either didn’t respond at all or didn’t want to talk about them or responded in ways I hadn’t expected: “Oh, no! But that’s a long time from now, right?” “My daughter won’t be able to grow up and get married” and, “I’m old, so I won’t have to go through it.” Really? Really? REALLY?


After I got through my initial shock of outlandish self-centeredness and disrespect toward God (to put it mildly), the phrase that came to mind was each of us must become an overcomer, i.e., overcome the initial fear and the trappings of this world. No, I’m not a preacher, and I’m not going to break out into a sermon. Hang in there with me on this.


The term “overcomer” has been bandied about and although it is technically a biblical term, the meaning has been watered down secularly. Those that write books tell us to be anovercomer: to overcome our phobias, to overcome excessive weight, to overcome an illness, to overcome an ex-husband, to overcome, well, fill-in the blank. No wonder the confusion. They are asking us to pony-up and do it all ourselves. Most of us fail, then get frustrated.


Very soon, however, life will be more difficult than anything we’ve ever experienced thus far. Out of fear, desperation, and weakness, we’ll be tempted to make wrong choices, drift away from Jesus, and give in to evil.


Paul told the people in Corinth about something beautiful Jesus told him:


And He said unto me, ‘My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest up me, (II Corinthians 12:9).


Did you get that? He IS our strength! Paul is joyous and accepting of his trials knowing that Jesus’ power will rest upon him. Like Paul, we don’t have to go it alone. Claim the above verse and ask Him to be your strength to overcome the lure of sin—whatever that is—and to stand firm. He’ll do the rest.


Keep awake then and watch at all times, praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man, (Luke 21:36).


In the References below, the second one shares 7 Ways to be an Overcover According to the Bible. They are specific “tools” we can apply and implement that God has given us to be an overcomer. I’ll list and summarize them for you:


1. Know Who You Are


God says you are an overcomer. If you don’t believe this, you won’t experience it. Knowing that you are an overcomer is the first step.


Believe who God says you are. We are given assurance in I John 4:4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them [the agents of evil]; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.


2. Stay Intimate with God


God, our heavenly Father, created you and loves you. Not surprising for a Father; He wants a relationship with His children—each one of us. God wants your heart and desires a mutual love relationship with you. (See Luke 10:27.)


Intimacy with God does not come through keeping rules, it comes through revelation of His love for you in what you read, see, hear, and experience. As your love for Him matures, your desire to be with Him and be like Him develops and strengthens. Sin is no longer attractive; it separates you from the One you love.


3. Believe What Jesus Has Done


The blood of the Lamb has caused us to overcome in this world. The blood of the Lamb has washed away all our sin and given us the very righteousness of God, the righteousness that causes us to rule and reign on the earth (Romans 5:17).


Jesus secured the victory through His sacrificial death and resurrection.


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life, (John 3:16).


4. Act on the Truth of the Word


Plenty of people say they believe what the Bible says, but when a light is shined on their life one can clearly see what they truly believe.


Allow the truth of the Word of God to take root in your heart to the point it influences your behaviors. As you live in accordance with God’s desires, you’ll see His will come to pass in your life. (See James 1:22-25.)


5. Use Your Authority


If we allow the circumstances of life to have their way, we will be overcome by the evil of this world. However, praise the Lord, we are not without power. We have the power of God and the resources of Heaven within us. Use your authority to overcome evil.


And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven, (Matthew 16:19).


6. Stand in Faith


To be an overcomer requires standing on what God says no matter what. This is the premise of walking by faith. Faith does not back down, and when partnered with patience, doesn’t give up until it sees God words come to fruition. To see victory in your life, it is important to learn to live and walk by faith.


For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; it is written: The just shall live by faith, (Romans 1:17).


The very faith of Jesus has been given to you to be an overcomer in this world. Without faith, overcoming would be impossible.


7. Forgive Everyone


When we’re offended, we’re ensnared and can be controlled by the enemy. We must let go of all offense and forgive anyone who has wronged us. Unforgiveness is a strategy of the enemy to stop us from being an overcomer. You can’t overcome if you are bound by resentment. (See II Corinthians 2:10-11.)


If you or I are easily offended, we’re open prey for the enemy and will fall into the trap. The remedy?


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you, (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).


Be of good cheer, He has us covered! Stay under the precious blood of Jesus always.


These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world, (John 16:33).


Abundant blessings to you and yours,


C.A.B.

My Lovely Jesus Ministry


Most of the above came from my inhabited-by-Jesus heart and mind, but I also researched the topic. Okay, I Googled it. In addition to the Holy Bible, I give three terrific writers credit; check them out.


References:


(1) https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-overcomer.html

(2) https://walkwiththewise.org/7-ways-to-be-an-overcomer-according-to-the-bible/

(3) https://agfaithchapel.org/sermons-messages/how-to-rise-above-lifes-difficulties-and-live-as-an-overcomer






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