Friday, August 22, 2014

I have given, so why am I not getting?

Are you one of those people that have been giving and helping others just about all your life but for some
reason or the other nothing is being returned to you?

During these difficult economic times trying to make ends meet. It 's okay to ask when will someone lend me a helping hand, especially knowing the good that you've done for others. This seems to be a mystery that from the surface seems hard to explain.

The Bible gives clear instructions as to not only how we should give but the manner in which we should give in. However, before we get into the spiritual rules in regards to spiritual giving let me share a true story with you.

There are a few folks that I know personally but one person, in particular, that is by nature a natural giver. This particular person has given thousands monetarily, assisted hundreds of folks including family, friends and in some case their enemies. I would go as far as to say that this person is the personification of giving. Now, you would think that such a person would be living in abundance, right! Or at least having their needs met? Well, if you said yes then I am sorry to say you're wrong!

Now, what I failed to mention in the above resume of my giving friend is the small fact that he loves to boast and brag about what he has done for others and always making mention how he did what he has done for others. In other words, his kindness which I actually believe is genuine is always accompanied with self-aggrandizement.

You're probably saying at this point, "What does this have to do with his receiving in return for all the giving he's done?" Here is what the Bible says about giving but before I do that let me define the word "alms" which the Bible mentions in the passage of scripture we are about to get into. The word alms is defined as money, food or other donations given to the poor or needy; in fact, anything given in charity.

"Take heed that you do not give your alms before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before others (bragging and boasting making know the goods deed you've done) as the hypocrites do in church and in the streets, that they may have glory of men, truly I say unto you, that is their reward" Matthew 6:1-2.

Instead, Scripture gives clear instructions as to how we ought to genuinely give. "But when you do give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand has done. instead, let your alms be done in secret and God which sees all things inclusive of those things done in secret shall reward you openly or whereas everyone will know that you're blessed" Matthew 6:3-4.

So you see my friend Scripture has unlocked this mystery in regards to those that are givers but are not receiving as they should, especially due to the amount of giving and assistance they've lent to others. Their boasting, bragging and sounding a trumpet of what they have done for others has become their reward. While those who have secretly assisted and given to others will be blessed publicly by God, who has promised to do so.

My words of wisdom are simply this, avoid giving yourself an immediate reward by sounding the trumpet of what you have done for others. Instead, whatever and whenever you decide to give or assist others do it in secret and let God be the one to bless you openly.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Monday, August 18, 2014

The number 8

Are you currently in a financial bind? Did an unexpected bill pop up that you were certainly not
prepared for? What about those funds you were patiently waiting for to meet the needs of your regular August bills, such as school fees, school books, insurance, etc.?

Now, I am quite aware that many have posted at the beginning of this month of August, that this month which is the eighth month represents change, a new beginning and so on, which I completely agree with.

However, because August is the 8th month and the number 8 in the realm of the spirit represents a new beginning or starting over, change, etc. this WILL NOT JUST AUTOMATICALLY HAPPEN! As with everything else, there is always a spiritual fight involved.

You see my friend! This is where we usually go wrong. We are misled to believe that a certain number or a particular season will cause Satan to take a back seat and roll out a red carpet for us and say, "Hey Mr. or Ms. Christian go ahead and enjoy what God has prepared for you in whatever season you're in". I don't think so!

As you may or may not know, the realm of the spirit is all about covenants. As such, the Believer must prepare himself that be it the 8th day, 8th month or whatever symbol or assigned place, season or time that represents change,, prosperity, increase or whatever... IT WILL BE MET WITH BRUTE DEMONIC RESISTANCE!

This is why the Believer must be spiritually informed and educated properly in theses areas of spiritual warfare. Therefore, The Believer must be consistently reminding God of his word and promises that were made to them concerning a particular number, date, place or whatever. For example, You must be declaring throughout this 8th month of August, "Father I decree and declare that this 8th month is a  month of positive change for me, I decree and declare that this month  I will rise above my enemies and oppressors,

I decree and declare that every known and unexpected bill will be met during the course of this month because your word says that you shall supply all my needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:19. "Lord I now come in agreement with your word concerning this month, that absolutely no weapon formed by the Devil and his agents will prosper in this 8th month against my life, Isaiah 54:17. Father I will see your word come to pass that says. "you will increase me more and more me and my children" Psalm 115:14, in this 8th month. Lord, I agree that the counsel of my enemies against me shall be converted to foolishness, 2 Samuel 15:31 in this 8th month. Father, I bind myself to your word that says, you will do exceedingly abundantly and above all that I could ask or think according to the power that operates in me, Ephesians 3:20, in this 8th month.

You see my friend, this is spiritual warfare, coming in agreement with what the word says, not sitting back and believing that because of the spiritual significance of a number things will automatically happen for you. Instead, the number 8 which we know spiritually represents new beginnings only provides the stage for us the Believer. We must now reinforce the word of God to dismantle the spiritually demonic brute force that has been assigned specifically against this period designed for change, so that what this number represents, number 8 in this case, do not manifest.

This explains why many folks have declared and decreed that this month is a month of new beginnings. However, I can promise you that many of them will pass through this month terribly disappointed simply because they thought the monies, favor, opportunities would arrive in their laps unhindered or because they sowed a $1000 special seed things would just go smooth sailing or because Apostle so and so said so it will happen....... Look! You are already in the middle of this 8th month, you still have half a month more to go, so why not apply this spiritual understanding that I am freely giving to you and once practiced YOU WILL SEE CHANGE!

"The people of God are not experiencing and participating in the promises and benefits of God, simply because they lack the knowledge of God, God said that because you rejected his knowledge, he has also rejected you and you children Hosea 4:6

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

Your time to be helped is coming


There are so many of you that are challenged to the point of confusion as to when will someone help you!
God has moved upon you significantly in expressing kindness, compassion and meeting the needs of others with the little that you have.

However, in spite of your needs and unmet desires, your passion for helping and serving others is still alive in you. Nevertheless, this does not dispel the repetitive thoughts that traffic in and out of your mind as to when will God's promises made to you for helping others manifest itself.

Well, my friend, God knows your heart, and he's quite aware of the challenges of your mind and what appears to be unfair to you. However, his plans for you far exceeds your temporary discomfort. Your obedience in continuing to do what he's impressed upon you to do, even while your needs are seemingly barely being met will in time pan out an immeasurable reward for you. Faithfulness is essential!

The Lord wants me to not only encourage you this morning but to remind you of his word which says. "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shown towards his name, in that you have ministered (served) to the saints, and continue to minister" Hebrews 6:10.

As a reminder to you my friend, the law of temporary dictates that there are times and seasons for every purpose under the sun, Eccl 3:1. Those whom you are serving, it is indeed their time, and God has chosen you to provide their fruit in their season in spite of you being fruitless. Well, Just as you in your kindness, love, compassion and giving to others in spite of your afflictions and fruitlessness, God almighty has commissioned someone to do likewise towards you in abundance. The promise of God is evident, and it says, "He that gives water to others shall one day be given water" Proverbs 11:25.

The kindness you're planting now has an assigned date to produce fruits for you in the future!

"The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in DUE season. Thou open their hands and satisfy the desire of every living creature" Psalm 145:15-16.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP!


I want to encourage that person who has been so deeply wounded and has concluded that life is just a
circle of sadness and traps of disappointment and despair. Before you make your next move, just hear me out for a few seconds.

Using myself as an example, I have taken my life's struggles, pains, disappointments, and failures and use them as a new lens in regards to viewing life. Just like you, I have had so many that have let me down, unexplainable hurts, broken promises and the relentless thoughts of, what is the purpose of life.

There were times when I felt as if praying was a waste of my time, to the point I had actually stop praying (which I do not recommend of course). The reality is my friend, the above challenges were doing more for me than I could have possibly ever imagined. Like with everything else in life, every matter, every situation and life's circumstances, there is indeed a time frame for it to exist. However, during its tenure, we have been condition to focus on the negative aspects of it as opposed to viewing it as a now lesson to be successful in future tests. In retrospect, I can surely thank God for every stumbling block, every setback, every disappointment and everything else that was unfairly issued me. Now that the tenure of those challenges has ended. My view of life has changed dramatically, in fact, I have developed a greater appreciation and understanding for life.

My friend, hear me tonight, the worse mistake you could possibly make right now is to give up, cave in or throw in the towel. In doing this you are tossing out the ingredients that were specifically designed to prepare you for what you're being conditioned for. This is why God rarely inform folks of the details of their process. for example, can you imagine if God said to Joseph, you will be second in charge of Egypt but before that happens your brothers will hate you, you will be sold into slavery, you will be falsely accused of rape and thrown into a prison for something you did not do. I am sure he would have said, "I would love to be second in charge of Egypt but if I have to go through all of that, forget it!" If you read Joseph's story carefully, every struggle he encountered it was in preparation for where he was headed.

Again, I want to say to someone tonight DO NOT GIVE UP! DO NOT GIVE IN! Your challenges, if viewed correctly is temporary and conditioning you for greater. You will experience your turn at the helm but you must be trained prior to your arrival.............

The bottom line in all of this is, life will always seem difficult, sad, disappointing and the like when one is being conditioned for change. Your challenges my friend are conditioning you to appreciate and maintain what has been set aside just for you. You can not appreciate or even handle what's awaiting your arrival with your current state of mind. In fact, your current state of mind is an enemy to your future!

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

ARE YOU ADDRESSING THE ROOT?


Do you find yourself experiencing the same old problem time and time again? What about having to face a
sure dislike situation that seems as if it will never go away?

Well, my friend like with anything else in life if you refuse to remove the root then the truth is you should be in expectation of experiencing the same thing over and over again.

If you are not dealing with the root of your problem, then it's like cutting the leaves and branches off of a tree and expecting that tree to die.

I want to say to someone this morning who is just tired of going through the motions..... Rather than addressing the leaves and branches of your problem, which would be people, places and things (things that are physical), why not address your situations from an entirely different perspective and that is from its root which will always be SPIRITUAL!

If your friend is a liar, then your friend would be considered a leaf or branch of the problem. The root would be a lying spirit that is influencing your friend to constantly lie.

The bottom line here is, scripture says that every seed produces after its kind, if you want to know what kind you're dealing with then observe its behavior. Its response will reveal the spirit that's operating behind that person, place or thing.

Father, we pray that you would expose the root of our problems in this day and in days to come, so that we will be able to sever the root in an effort that everything else concerning our situations will also die, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dreams that reveal spiritual sickness

Have you had dreams where you were being injected?
What about dreams where you were drinking dirty water?
Have you had dreams where you were bitten by a snake, dog or cat?
What about eating in a dream?
Have you had dreams with strange looking dolls with pins inserted in them?
What about a dream where you're vomiting blood, food or other liquids?
Have you had dreams where you were covered with a skin disease such as boils etc. but in reality you were healthy?
What about having dreams where you are at a cemetery, or someone is burying something in a cemetery that belongs to you?
Have you had dreams where someone is bathing you in the sea, river or some body of water?
What about dreams where incisions were made in your flesh?
Have you experienced dreams where you were missing a limb in your dream?
Have you had dreams where a dead relative or friend died from a particular sickness in reality, but in the dream, they're attempting to interact or communicate with you?
Have you had dreams where you're eating rotten fruit?

Well, such dreams and much more like them are clearly revealing a spirit of sickness and infirmity that is attempting to invade the dreamer's life spiritually that if not challenged with prayer and in some cases fasting will manifest unexplained physical illnesses. Such dreams prey on the ignorance of the dreamer by convincing the dreamer that their dream was just that, a silly dream! Neglecting the spiritual fact that even though their physical body is at rest, their spirit man is wide awake eating, drinking and participating in spiritual things in their dream that's working against them.

I met a man once that told me he was bitten by a large black snake in a dream and ever since the dream, he was in and out of the hospital for unexplained illnesses. What this person did not realize was that the snake in the dream which was spiritual bit into his spirit injecting him with spiritual venom/sickness. The man in his spiritual ignorance never canceled or rebuked the dream to prevent the physical manifestation of what was done spiritually, simply because he was ignorant of such spiritual knowledge. This is just another case where the law of ignorance will run its course, thus, "My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge," Hosea 4:6.

As a result, he had spent a significant number of years wasting his money on Doctor visits, false prophets telling him lies, overseas Doctor referrals, unnecessary medications that were increasing his medical problems and not to mention the mental frustration due to no conclusive answers or solutions being offered to his situation of health.

There is an interesting scripture in Luke 16:19-31. In this particular text a certain rich man and another man identified as a beggar known as Lazarus; Scripture record that both men died and from verses 22-31, these people are being described as still existing after death, even though verse 22 clearly said that they both died and were buried. Surprisingly they still possess their five senses in their dead state particularly the rich man who was able to taste, see, feel and hear.

Now, as a reminder, these guys are physically dead but apparently, their spirits are still continuing to live but only this time from a spiritual state in the spirit world. It is this same spirit that controls our human bodies. So whatever happens to our spirit man while we are alive it automatically will mirror our physical body. This is why we have to take our dreams seriously especially when we experience in our dreams the examples I have provided above.

Let's take it a little deeper. The Apostle Paul spoke of a celestial body and a terrestrial body. Simply put a celestial body in, 1 Corinthians 15:40. However, he also mentions that a human body is sown or buried as a natural body, but it will be raised a spiritual body, then he elaborates that there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.1 Corinthians 15:44. All I am saying my friend is that those who are spiritual understand that they could change the course of a person's destiny by challenging that person from the spirit realm. Whatever has been done to them from the spirit realm will again be displayed in their everyday life if there is no resistance against what has been planted spiritually.

Balak, the king of the Moabites, had a clear understanding of this spiritual truth. He realized that himself neither his army was no match for the nation of Israel. In fact, he was told how the children of Israel had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites and their armies along with Og the king of Bashan and his armies. So Balak knew that to have a chance at defeating the children of Israel he would have to launch his initial attack from a spiritual perspective by placing a curse on the nation of Israel and by so doing they would be disabled physically. Witchcraft places the human spirit in bondage spiritually, thus setting limitations on the victim. The victim, of course, believes that he's in control when the truth is he's being influenced and controlled by evil spirits assigned to him that has programmed him for defeat, failure, death, sickness, etc.

Scripture records that King Balak sent for the prophet Balaam, to pronounce a curse on Israel,  "Come now, curse these people for me, since they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them from the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed" Numbers 22:6. Scripture goes on to say, "So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand. And they came to Balaam and gave him Balak’s message" Numbers 22:7. Long story short King Balak Summons Balaam the prophet to curse Israel (disable Israel spiritually) and King Balak's reward to the prophet Balaam would be a payment given to him for his divinations.

This passage of scripture serves as proof that when folks can not defeat you physically, they would consult with witchcraft workers to subdue you spiritually in an attempt to overcome you physically. Nevertheless, God would not have us ignorant of the devices of the enemy. Thus our dreams which are spiritual monitors are always revealing to us what is pending in the realm of the spirit against us. Giving us the opportunity to cancel and rebuke it in the realm of the spirit so that there would be no manifestation in the natural.

As a reminder, God promised that he will allow nothing on the earth unless he reveals the secrets or mystery to his servants the prophets first, Amos 3:7. Now, I know you're probably saying, "Hey but I am no prophet" Well let's see what scripture has to say about that. "And the LORD said to them, "Now listen to what I say: "If there are prophets among you, I, the LORD, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams." Numbers 12:6. So, are you a dreamer, do you have visions? Well according to scripture you are indeed a prophet. Therefore you should be in a state of expectancy as to what God will reveal to you via your dreams concerning you and even others.

Please! I can not emphasize enough your dreams are real. However, the reality of your dreams is from a spiritual perspective revealing what's pending in the realm of the spirit either for you or against you. What you decide to do after the dream will determine your destiny.

"My people are gone into bondage simply because they lack knowledge" Isaiah 5:13

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dreams of masturbation

I was asked sometime ago what does it mean when the contents of a dream is about masturbation?

Well, dreams that consist of masturbation are spiritual symbols that would indicate a spirit of perversion attempting to pollute the spirit of the dreamer. Folks that engage in a fast, especially frequent and lengthy fast will experience such dreams. Scripture says, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:5.

The Enemy understands that it's difficult to distract a person who's focused on God, particularly during a fast and especially during the day time or while that person is awake. Of course that person would resist, rebuke and challenge those evil thoughts, imagination and bring those thoughts and imagination under the captivity to the obedience of Christ as the spiritual law instructs us to do.

However, the Enemy also understands that we are very much vulnerable during our sleeping periods and takes full advantage of that, again, according to spiritual law, "But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way" Matthew 13:25. Some Christians become so frustrated when they seem to have it all together during the day or should I say during their waking hours in regards to their Christian walk only to find themselves being tormented by sexual dreams during the night or whenever they decide to go to sleep. Of course such dreams must be cancelled, rebuked and destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus Christ. As a reminder sexual dreams inclusive of masturbation represents demonic evil covenants that's being established in the spirit realm via the dream that if not cancelled will manifest evil in reality for the dreamer.

Dreams of masturbation also represents a spirit of selfishness. If the dreamer is the one masturbating in the dream then the dream is revealing that the dreamer has a selfish spirit. On the other hand If someone else in the dream is masturbating then the dream could either be indicating that the person being observed masturbating has a selfish spirit or depending on the characteristics of the person masturbating, it could be symbolizing someone in the dreamer's life with the same characteristics has a selfish spirit.

Dreams that consist of masturbation can also be indicating a spirit of poverty wanting to attach itself to the dreamer's life. Here is why, masturbation is about achieving sexual pleasure. In most cases masturbation is an addiction where by its victim is obsessed about achieving pleasure. Scripture says the following in regards to those that have a love for pleasure, "He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man" Proverbs 21:17. Therefore, the love of pleasure (love in this case meaning someone that is obsessed by it) is positioning him or herself to be attacked by the spirit of poverty according to spiritual law.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com