Mark 4:9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, LET THEM HEAR.”
John 16:33 I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. BUT CHEER UP! I have overcome the world.”
BE ENCOURAGED! As we enter the fall sports season, LISTEN and YOU WILL HEAR the comforting and familiar sounds of strong voices of cheerleaders leading the fans, the band playing loudly vibrating the stands, voices roaring in a sweet competitiveness, laughter from silliness of game day painted bodies and faces, mascots dancing to the drum line beat, and announcers shouting victoriously over the loud speaker. And in a glorious instant, ALL of God’s people become encouraged and united as one….ALL cheering for one thing, one team, one body! In that brief exciting capsule of time, no one remembers their anger, their hate, their color, their status, their pain, their struggles, their loss…..the voice of satan is drowned out and he is immensely powerless and unable to stand up to the unified body becoming “ONE”! Victorious!
1 Corinthians 12:27 All of you together are Christ’s body (one team), and each of you is a part of it.
BE ENCOURAGED! And now through spiritual ears, LISTEN and YOU WILL HEAR the same sounds of strong voices of leaders leading the believers, the trumpets announcing His coming Glory, the cries of the Saints calling out in intercessory response, joyous sounds filling the mouths of the colorful faces of all God’s people, prophets and angels dancing to the beat of the holy music and songs, and God’s thunderous voice chanting powerful promises of victory and truth! And in a glorious uproar of an instant, ALL of God’s people become aware of the eternal victory in heaven. We will all bow down and our lips will cheer and proclaim “Jesus reigns VICTORIOUS”!
Hebrews 12:1 Since we are surrounded by so many examples of faith (the saints of great witness), we must get rid of everything that slows us down (opponent’s voice), especially sin that distracts us. We must run (persevere and stay in the game) the race that lies ahead of us and NEVER GIVE UP.
“BORN AGAIN” and also “BORN TO CHEER”, no doubt! :)This is the power of encouragement that equips those of us gifted in it to rise up and shine on for Jesus, to carry the light of safety to fallen warriors of faith, to speak a promise of healing to the sick at heart, to “claim it” as a reminder to chosen leaders of who they are, and to encourage defeated souls to receive restoration! The gift of exhortation is a gift of unstoppable faith fueled by Jesus’ strength, energy, excitement, fearless love, and zealous HOPE for Heaven….the break-through banner reads “For This World is Not Our Home!” -Hebrews 13:14
I can rarely control this gift inside my heart and it pours out of me as a spirit of love and competitive holy fire….”Get Fired Up”! My heart is angelically “cheer-coached” and it craves the challenges of prophetic encouragement and supportive energy that is released through the spoken word of scripture, movement, touch, voice, demonstration, and intercession. The gift connects the spiritual athlete to the power source…. thence receiving a holy adrenaline rush to persevere and endure through His Grace!
Romans 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
How could I not be “Encouraged to Encourage”???….. called as a witness to it and I believe that if I commit to and excel in my Christ-like spiritual training of excellence, sound mind, healthy eyes, holiness, trust and obedience that I will finish my race that He has called me to. I WILL cross the finish line, angels and saints cheering, in His perfect timing and in a perfect photo finish, no less! 😉 And I WILL encourage others to do so as well…useing my gifts cheering on ONE TEAM! JESUS!
Philippines 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Beth McMillan is a child of the Most High God. He calls me “bride to be” and sees that I have fallen in LOVE with His son, Jesus. Appropriately named, Beth translates “House of God”. I work for Jesus at McMillan Interiors displaying His Splendor. Word of God speak…a creative vessel.
“Victorious” by Third Day
“We Wont Be Shaken” by Building 429
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