!!!!!!!!!FIGHT * FIGHT * FIGHT!!!!!!

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!!

ImageHello Folks,

I wanna discuss something that is long over due. We spend so much time feeling sorry for ourselves.  I mean really accepting the victim’s role. Allowing whatever wrong done to us to really pull us down.  I know about this much to well.  I have recently experienced something that has rocked my faith in GOD and also my trust in mankind.  I have been crying, screaming, and feeling sorry for myself. 

BUT NOW-

I have decided to get up an live everyday..I mean live..I do not need permission from anyone.  I really don’t care what anyone else says or how they see me.. Why don’t I? Well, none of these judgmental people have a heaven or hell to place my soul in for eternity.  That being said..

                         GET 

                                      UP

                                               NOW!!

I know they were talking about you at church..pretending to care but just trying to get more information. They just wanted to have something to gossip about. I know they were spreading your misfortune at work-acting like they care that your spouse was unfaithful..I know they talk about the way you dress or the way you wear your hair. I know they lied to get you to give money and they have never paid you back.  Believe me as I type this, I hear it all..So your past is spotty, you have been in prison before..no one will hire you..Your father is not, or was not there for you..O yes, they were talking about the money that you don’t have..laughing about you behind your back..

No one will hire you..start your own business..your father isn’t there..be a great mom or dad when given the chance..they are talking about you..their life is a mess-that’s why they have time to keep up with your life..the people at the church seem fake..they are..the church is made for misfits..they just don’t know -that you know -that they are misfits..they tricked you into giving them money..God said the we would be the lender and not the borrower..REJOICE!!!

You feel like the victim (hmmm)-that’s what he(Satan) wants you feel like ..the victim. He wants you to feel powerless over your life. Over the choices you make or have made.

He is A LIAR!!

You have complete control. Those who are talking about you..look at them NOW and laugh at them. hmm-I don’t hear you laughing..still not laughing..Do I need to start telling jokes.. Did you not read the book..Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!!!

 Take the energy that they are using to try to stop you and turn it around and use it to propel yourself into-what-

GREATNESS!!

Will it be easy? Of course not..Anything worth having is worth fighting for!! 

My word to you

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! 

in the words of the Street Fighters…

Coyfee OUT!!

     

 

ORIGIN OF THE SPIRIT OF DIVISION (SEPARATION)

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

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REVELATION 12:7-10

Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels went forth to battle with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought.

But they were defeated, and there was no room found for them in heaven any longer.

And the huge dragon was cast down and out—that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.

10 Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come—the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!

Have you ever wondered when the Spirit of Division began? It all began in Heaven with the battle that Satan and Michael began to fight. The word says that Michael threw Satan and Satan’s angels out of Heaven.  Satan was desiring the praise that he was not worthy of! The praise belonged to GOD! He wanted to be the one that was worshiped   He convinced a third of the angels to follow him and to Abandon GOD!! See he convinced them by causing them to question what they heard. How they interpreted what was said to them by God!.  

Friends this happens every day. Every day the enemy confuses people and creates separation.  What happens next?  Division! When someone hurts you or makes you believe that you have been lied too..you immediately want to leave that person’s presence. IF the pain is great enough un forgiveness comes and brings bitterness with her.  Read below at what Adam says about his wife..Lord the woman you gave me…a few verses previously he was decree this is “flesh of flesh ..bones of my bones”.. See what happened when Satan entered the scene as the spirit of Division..

Genesis 3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?

And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit from the trees of the garden,

Except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die,

For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate.

Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apronlike girdles.

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?

10 He said, I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me—she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate.

13 And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.

14 And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all [domestic] animals and above every [wild] living thing of the field; upon your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust [and what it contains] all the days of your life.

15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her [a]Offspring; He will bruise andtread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.

16 To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief andyour suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.

17 And to Adam He said, Because you have listened and given heed to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, the ground is under a curse because of you; in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] of it all the days of your life.

The spirit of Division (Separation) begins to show his intentions back in the beginning read the accounts from Genesis.  I want you ponder these accounts and see that if the very angels were deceived then what of us? We must be careful of how and what we say.  Many are easily offended and allow that offense to push them away from the church (Body of Christ).

If you have wounded, or offended anyone ..please apologize..Do not allow the enemy to use you to offend any one.. IF someone has hurt you, go to them and let them know. They maybe unaware of the pain they have caused.  We must remember that the spirit of Unity is what reveals that we are of Christ..not separation…

Coyfee is out!! Love YA

SPIRIT OF DIVISION-HOW TO OVERCOME

HOW TO OVERCOME THE SPIRIT OF DIVISION

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Well guys it’s been a while since we discussed the SPIRIT OF DIVISION.  I hope everyone remembers that this is the Spirit that works behind the scene to cause separation.  This spirit is dreadful and it is one the most mis-understood spirits ever.  This spirit is responsible for causing divorces, sibling rivalry, church splits, break ups, and business failures.

One of ways the spirit deceives is with the lack of communication.  I discover this ploy within my own family. I would say one thing and Mr. Big would hear something completely different. Also vice verse, he would say something and I would hear something completely different.  We have committed to use a concept called mirroring.  When he tells me something I will repeat it to him to make sure I understand what he actually meant.  I will let you know how this works for us.

 Back to the lesson…

Now that we have reviewed a bit, tell me have you done your homework? Did you review the list of symptoms? I have found that the spirit of division seems to always work.  The spirit likes to make itself at home with spirits of religion, pride, idolatry, selfishness, unforgiveness and some others that we will discuss later in the blog series.

I want to make you aware that the way to overcome is three fold.  Body (actions), Mind(thoughts) and Soul (spiritual).  

I. BODY

The body focuses on actions such as if someone has physically hurt you.  Maybe touched you in a certain way and this creates a split or divide with others like.  If a woman was abused,  she may not be able to be joined in a healthy relationship with another person.  Now, she is left alone or thinks she prefers to be left alone.  We are weaker when we are alone BECAUSE  the BODY OF CHRIST is a group of believers not just one.

II. MIND

It has been said that the MIND is a terrible thing to waste..not sure who said it but I remember it from a commercial.  I want to focus on the way the enemy fills our minds with negative thoughts about everyone and everything.  When the spirit of division is allowed to run free; it cause great havoc.  The person is always thinking that someone is against them.  Everything is against them.  What ever wrong is done is thought to be done on purpose.  This will soon push the person to a place solitude though the person desperately needs to be in the fellowship of other believers.

III. SOUL

This one is bit tricky because for the novice, they will find demons in everyone.  This causes them to be afraid or uneasy around everyone.  Also, they will make others uneasy as they can not see where they are wrong.  They are unable to discern their own behavior and how that behavior is the absolute opposite of GOD.  They do not read the word but focus solely on what they are hearing.  Now the word is clear that we are to test the spirit to see if it is of GOD.  They however will not make any attempt to test the spirit because they have allowed pride to set in and  they of course can not be corrected.

IV. SOLUTION

Friends, my sole solution is PRAYER…I know someone is thinking that all I talk about is PRAYER..well, you are right.  PRAYER, is our first line of defensive and study of the word will strength your discernment.  

The prayer:

Lord, thank you that I am being filled with Your Spirit.  I invite the Holy Spirit into me to wash and cleanse me MIND, BODY and SOUL.  Thank you Lord, that I have the mind of CHRIST.  Thank you that I am a part of the Body of CHRIST.  Thank you Lord, you have restored my SOUL.

AMEN

COYFEE is out… 

 

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FREEDOMS TAKEN 4 GRANTED

“…he who the Son sets free is free indeed”John 8:36

 

My Fiance and I were having a discussion recently about FREEDOMs that we have as Christians, as Americans, as African Americans or Blacks, as Women.. Let’s review the freedoms that we have:

  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom to be educated
  • Freedom to marry whomever we would like
  • Freedom to bear arms
  • Freedom to murder(Capital Punishment & Abortion-both kill)
  • Freedom to WORSHIP

The above list is filled with great topics; however I wish to focus on FREEDOM to WORSHIP!!

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Those of us that are in America or that are on American soil have the FREEDOM to WORSHIP anytime we would like. The enemy’s forces have made strides to cease our freedom to discuss GOD in our schools but we still have such a freedom. Many of our foreign brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ long for such freedoms that we take for granted.  We can read our BIBLEs anywhere.  However, most Christians only flip the pages of the BIBLE while at church.

Now that the ice has been broken, I have a couple of questions to ask you. Since you can read the Bible anywhere, when was the last time you read it? Since worship is allowed in open court, when did you worship the Lord our God last?

If you are not studying or worshiping, please reconsider. Please make a point to cease taking our GOD given abilities to Worship. The Freedom that God has given us …We must not longer take Him, His worship nor His word for granted ever again.

Coyfee is out!!!

If you have not accepted Christ Jesus, then read this prayer:

Lord Jesus, I am a Sinner. I am asking you to come into my life and save my lost soul. I confess that I can not accomplish anything without you. Please renew my life and restore my soul..I accept you as my Lord and Savior..

 Hallelujah!!

Tell someone about your commitment to Jesus Christ today…I would love to celebrate with you..so email me if you like coyfeelatte@gmail.com

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FREEDOMS TAKEN 4 GRANTED

THE PASSION OF A MAN

My blogs are generally about spiritual or emotional episodes. However tonight I will write about one of the most powerful men in United States history. I know you are wondering who could it be? Abraham Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt? President Barach Obama? No dear hearts, none other than the humbled yet great Reverend Michael Luther King Jr. who later changed his name to Martin.

I believe that he was in fact God sent. A man that pushed with peace. He made people acknowledge that a black man is still a man. He challenged the evil of prejudice. He exposed the hatred of many of the south’s white. He was brave and human. Many stories written about him say that he was a womanizer. I honestly don’t care because without his diligence my life would probably have been much like my grandmothers.

I just want to take a brief moment and share an exert from a letter he wrote while in a Birmingham Jail.

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Martin’s Letter includes this statement-I have traveled the length and breadth of Alabama, Mississippi and all the other southern states. On sweltering summer days and crisp autumn mornings I have looked at the South’s beautiful churches with their lofty spires pointing heavenward. I have beheld the impressive outlines of her massive religious education buildings. Over and over I have found myself asking: “What kind of people worship here? Who is their God? Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification? Where were they when Governor Wallace gave a clarion call for defiance and hatred? Where were their voices of support when bruised and weary Negro men and women decided to rise from the dark dungeons of complacency to the bright hills of creative protest?”

Yes, these questions are still in my mind. In deep disappointment I have wept over the laxity of the church. But be assured that my tears have been tears of love. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Yes, I love the church. How could I do otherwise? I am in the rather unique position of being the son, the grandson and the great grandson of preachers. Yes, I see the church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.

There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.”‘ But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were “a colony of heaven,” called to obey God rather than man. Small in number, they were big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be “astronomically intimidated.” By their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. Things are different now. So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent–and often even vocal–sanction of things as they are.

But the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust.Image

Happy Birthday Martin!!!

Have you ever wondered why the church of the living God is so weak. After reading this I am definitely pondering. Why is evil allowed to run rampant through our cities, into the schools. everywhere it seems. We who are the BODY OF CHRIST have become weak and docile. We seem to be just waiting on the Lord’s return. We are no longer pushing for righteousness. Demanding equal rights for those that believe in the Lord Jesus. Have you noticed the rights that other organizations have? Same sex can now marry, homosexuals can attend Christian schools or colleges, people are now having sex with animals on tape..Have you heard of any of these things? They go against the Christian guidelines.

I know someone is asking do I hate gays or homosexuals??? NO!!! I hope my beliefs do not offend anyone. But I believe that marriage is a Christian benefit. As an American with a strong African blood line; marriage was not allowed to any of my ancestors when they first reached American. So research shows that marriage was introduced through the European Church. Please do not ask how I feel about people having sexual relations with animals. I can not respond in a manner that would not be polite.

I challenge you! Everyone of you to begin to become more effective in right doing..Whatever gifts, or talents you have..Put them to work for the Kingdom.. Now!!!

Now for those who have not previously been introduced to the Lord Jesus Christ and you would like to make the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord, Savior, and Redeemer of your soul. Then pray this with me….

“Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe in you and that your word is true. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. I know that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.

I believe in my heart that you, Lord God, raised Him from the dead. Please Jesus forgive me, for every sin I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and come into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior today. I need you to be my Father and my friend.

I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Amen.

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Coyfee Out!!

PROMISES DELAYED DOES NOT MEAN A PROMISE IS DENIED

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HIS PROMISES ARE YEA AND AMEN!!!

Salutations!

Now, let’s discuss the promises of God. The Bible is filled with promises from God from health, to wealth, to wisdom to SALVATION! I will list a few for you but I want to specifically  discuss the promises of wealth. Here is a list of popular promises for your study:

Scriptures About God’s Promises

2 Peter 1:4

And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 11:28-29

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

Philippians 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:37-39

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

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The promises of God concerning wealth are listed below. Recently, we noticed that our money was affected. It just seemed like there was not enough money to cover our bills not to mention. having enough to bless someone else. I begin to cut back and cut back until there just was no more to cut back. My Fiance’ work had decreased and my bills had increased. My daughter’s father had ceased paying his child support. So I turned to God’s word to see what was available. Here is what I found.. 

Philippians 4:19

Amplified Bible (AMP)

19 And my God will liberally supply ([a]fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

The above scriptures are most importantly comforting regarding lack of money. So I will meditate on the word of GOD as He reminded me that A PROMISE DELAYED IS NOT A PROMISE DENIED. Remember that the below scriptures are promises from GOD and GOD is not a man that He should LIE.. 

GOD through the Holy Spirit is reminding me that HIS word is a promise. Period not a maybe..not an He MIGHT! Since He can not lie..IT IS A GUARANTEE!!!!! He can not LIE..now I know that I can depend on His word coming to pass in my life…

I just wanted to share my experience with you.  It was scary when the bank called about my truck and I checked the account and there just wasn’t enough. The Representative from the bank was very straight forward even scary.  I cried because I knew I had tithed and  I give often to many who have never paid me back.

My fiance’ was feeling secretly depressed because he did not have the money to share.  I felt like my back was against the wall..friends or so I thought they were friends..wouldn’t loan the monies to me.  Glad they didn’t but at the time I was very depressed about it. 

I wondered why GOD allowed me to get to this place. I confessed all of my sin since I knew that he who covers his sin can not prosper..So now that I have done everything I could think of.  I reminded Him of his word and tried to remind myself. I wondered if anyone else might have experienced this or might be going through this at this time.  I was comforted when the Spirit of the Lord spoke. When reminded me of the below promise..Look below..This is His Word …His Promise!

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised].

PROMISES OF GOD REGARDING WEALTH

Luke 12:42 – Who then is the faithful and wise manager, who

the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.

Deuteronomy 8:17 — You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 – When God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work, this is a gift of God.

Luke 16:13 – No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Jesus saw people struggle with this choice.

Proverbs 3:9 – Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

JOIN ME ON MEDITATING ON GOD’S PROMISES DAY AND NIGHT!!!

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Coyfee is out!!!

I AM A SOLDIER IN AN UNSEEN WAR WITH AN UNSEEN ENEMY

The Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit

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The fruit of the spirit listed above are the characteristics that will set us apart from those that unsaved. We must allow these gifts to manifest in our daily lives. The manifestation will create confidence in the power that the Holy Spirit gives. 

You can read more about the gifts of the spirit in Galatians.. See below:

Galatians 5:22-23

Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge].

The Gifts of the Spirit

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Here are the scripture references for the gifts of the spirit. Without these gifts the battle with kingdom of darkness becomes almost impossible. The gifts given by the Holy Spirit reveal the presence of the enemy, they allow healing, discerning of spirits and etc. The gift to discern spirits is by far one of the most important of the gifts listed above.

You can read more about the gifts of the spirit below..

1 Corinthians 12

Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 Now about the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.

You know that when you were heathen, you were led off after idols that could not speak [habitually] as impulse directed andwhenever the occasion might arise.

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the [Holy] Spirit of God can [ever] say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit.

Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, [a]extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.

And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served].

And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires andenergizes them all in all.

But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for goodand profit.

To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

To another [[b]wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ([c]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

11 All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired andbrought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.

12 For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Now you have all the information that you will need to be a powerful solider for the Lord in the UNSEEN war with the UNSEEN enemy. 

If you have any questions please feel free to hit me up..coyfeelatte@gmail.com

Coyfee is out for now…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

 

 

 

I AM A SOLDIER IN AN UNSEEN WAR FIGHTING AN UNSEEN ENEMY

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WARRING WITH THE ENEMY

Hello Friends,

I pray everyone had a safe Christmas. I told you that we would take our time an examine Spiritual Warfare slowly. I will even entertain questions. It is my intent that once we complete this section you will be confident, skilled, and prepared in whatever situation that arises.

So let’s define a couple of words:  Soldier, Unseen, Warring, and Enemy

  • Soldier=>  An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization;  a skilled warrior
  • Unseen=>  not seen or perceived
  • Warring=>  A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between      nations, states, or parties; the period of such conflict.
  • Enemy=>   one that is antagonistic to another; especially : one seeking to injure, overthrow, or confound an opponent

So now that we have a bit of knowledge about what the above words mean. Now we can talk a bit. Let’s take the study to the word of God. The word is commonly known as the Sword of the Spirit-THE WORD OF GODImage

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,

[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),

The above scripture teaches us that our weapons are not weak or worldly. The are mighty strong invincible to accomplish our task. We must not fear, for the Lord did not give us a spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind...2 Timothy 1:7

Ephesians 6.12

12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

This  scripture  means that we are not fighting people but evil spirits.. demons if you will. So when your neighbor cuts a tree and it smashes your fence and he does not want to pay for it..remember …not flesh and blood. When you husband or your wife acts unseemly–not flesh and blood. When your child is acting like she is out of this world..not flesh and blood -but rulers of darkness..principalities..powers that be..

How are we doing so far? Are you getting the idea? Please let me know if you have any questions?

Here is my email address if you do? coyfeelatte@gmail.com

Coyfee out for now..keep tuning in..we are taking the this section very slow…

MY LIFE IS FALLING APART-WHAT DO I DO NOW? PRAY!!!

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SUPPLICATIONS

So that you won’t be concerned, my life isn’t falling apart. I want you to imagine if you can that it is. That you tried your last plan to resolve the conflict. What next, well really what should have been first=>PRAYER. 

When it has seemed like I really could not go on, when it seemed like the enemy has put his foot on my head and I haven’t the strength to rise up. I begin to make supplication unto the Lord our GOD.

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I have a couple of scripture references for you.. 

Here they are: 

Philippians 4:5-7 (Amplified Bible)

Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is [a]coming soon].

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([b]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

And God’s peace [shall be yours, that [c]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall[d]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

I want you to take a few moments and meditate on this scripture. It is telling you that when you petition the Lord to allow His peace to flow your heart and soul. It is reaffirming the security we have in the Lord. It is assuring you that the Lord Jesus will release the angelic host to guard over you in the time of trouble. Fret Not ..the scripture says.. 

When we petition the Lord it is like sitting down to dinner with Lord Jesus at the table with us. He is there to provide our Daily bread. 

Here is the example that Jesus notated for us. This is our guide regarding supplication.

Luke 11 (King James Version)

11 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

ATTRIBUTES OF SATAN

THE ADVERSARY

ImageMany are the attributes of  Satan, the great enemy of the children of God. Names synonymous with him are adversary, deceiver, accuser of the brethren, father of lies to name a few. Today, I was compelled to discuss in attributes of Satan. 

When we find ourselves acting opposite to God character, to his good nature, we often say that this person is just that way. It is important to examine ourselves to see if we are in fact exhibiting characteristics of Satan. Once we give ourselves to Christ, we belong to Him(Jesus). That means that we should begin to foster good will to others and also do all to dwell peaceably with all people.

So let’s examine one of is(Satan) popular characteristic. The adversary of the people of God. In the scriptures it is worded this way…

“the adversary playing the role of prosecuting attorney in a heavenly court with God and the angels (Job 1:6 & Zechariah 3:1-2 & 1 Peter 5:8)” Douglas S. Winnail had this to say regarding the adversary of God’s people. He wrote the below paragraph in a study topic named KNOW YOUR ADVERSARY. This topic is exposes the Satan as our adversary, read below: The Apostle Peter was inspired to write, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8–9). Peter is warning his fellow Christians about a life or death matter! Peter cautions that we must be ready to resist Satan—indicating that it will not be easy. Numerous other scriptures make it abundantly clear why Peter wrote so strongly on this subject. But where did Peter get the idea that Satan is our adversary? And why is it important for us to understand this subject today?Most people and even Christians, disregard this piece of scripture. How do you treat your fellow Christians? Do you mis treat your neighbors? Do you antagonize your wife or your husband? Are you unfair in the chastisement of your children? Do create chaos at work? These bad characteristics are not of GOD. They do reveal the nature of your heart. Now if you do not resemble Christ in your thoughts and actions then you are truly resembling Satan. Take note of your thoughts. 

Below is a brief list of definitions regarding the word adversary.

Definition: ad·ver·sar·y  

/ˈadvərˌserē/
 
  1. One’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
  2. The Devil.  
 
Synonyms
opponent – antagonist – enemy – foe – rival – competitorOpponent- Someone who competes against or fights another in a contest, game, or argument

Antagonist-A person who is hostile to someone or something

Think on these things…Work diligently to treat everyone better than you would like to be treated!!!Now if you have not accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, but would like to. Please recit this prayer” Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I am asking you to come into my life and make me whole. Forgive me for all of my sins. Allow me to become a son or daughter of GOD thru the Spirit of Adoption. I thank you Lord Jesus for saving my soul….If you accepted Christ Jesus email me personally at Coyfeelatte@gmail.com

Love Ya!

Coyfee out

   Until next time…