Monday, March 4, 2024

Preparation For Destiny

If someone had asked me some twenty years ago, do you see yourself being a Pastor? My answer would have been a firm no! In hindsight, I can trace the path that led me to this unexpected destiny. I can assure you that my past experiences have everything to do with what I have become.


The Bible tells this story about a man by the name of Joseph. He was one of twelve sons of Jacob. The story reveals that he had a series of dreams that painted a picture of him becoming a great leader one day. While his dreams revealed what he would become. Amazingly, his dreams never revealed what he would experience before becoming this great leader.

In reality, this is how God sometimes operates regarding our lives. God will give you a snapshot of your destiny, which will later motivate you when you arrive at those rough, exhausting, frustrating, and perhaps embarrassing stages of your journey. What is even more amazing about this mysterious process is that everything you will experience during this journey will prepare you for what you will become.

So, Joseph's journey began with his brothers' intense jealousy towards him. Part of the reason, of course, was that their father favored Joseph above his siblings. Nevertheless, his brothers plotted to kill him but eventually sold him into Egyptian slavery. He ultimately became a Butler in Potiphar's house who was an Egyptian official. So here we have Joseph, who his brothers rejected, who now becomes the leader (Butler) in his enemy's house. The Biblical account further reveals that Joseph was so good at his job that the only thing Potiphar knew of was the food on his table because Joseph cared for everything else. Joseph was then accused of rape by Potiphar's wife. Of course, this was a false accusation because Joseph did not give in to the temptation offered by Potiphar's wife. Joseph would eventually be thrown in prison as a result of this.

While incarcerated, Joseph was surprisingly put in charge of his fellow inmates. Again, we see where Joseph's life challenges, good and bad, were shaping and grooming him into what he would become. Also, while in prison, he used his gift of dream interpretation to reveal the destiny of a few of his prison mates.

I see my life as a mirror of Joseph's life. While I had no idea what I would become, and indeed no intentions of becoming what I became. In hindsight, I realized that every person, everything, and situation led to this. With this understanding in mind, it is difficult to truly despise my past betrayals, frustration, confusion, disappointments, and countless times of humiliation.

I mentioned earlier how Joseph utilized his gift of dream interpretation while in prison among his fellow inmates. This same gift of dream interpretation launched him into leadership by interpreting Pharoh's dream. Again, like Joseph, it would have been my gift of dream interpretation, along with my detailed teachings, that launched me into the limelight. At the same time, my journey was very challenging and confusing. There is absolutely nothing I would change because I know they were all supervised by God to align me with His divine will for my life. I have since coined the phrase, "The will of God supersedes any personal plans I may have for my life."

I want to encourage someone who feels like their life is a sentence of misery and frustration and can not make sense of what is seemingly a cycle of nonsense. You must convince yourself that God has a plan for your life. According to His word, he plans to prosper you and provide you with the excellent end" Jeremiah 29:11. Secondly, you must further convince yourself that because God has a plan for your life, nothing in your life is happening by chance or accident. He promised you that all things, including good and bad, are working in concert for your good.

Finally, according to the Bible, "A man's gift will make room for him and bring him before great men" Proverbs 18:16. After all of the molding and grooming via life circumstances that I am sure may not seem favorable to you at that time. God will use the gifts and talents that he has given you to springboard you into your destiny. So, rather than focusing on why these things are happening to you, the reality is it's happening for you.

Say to yourself, "Heavenly Father, forgive me for complaining about my life circumstances. I know you have a plan for my life and supervise what trafficks in and out of my life. Please, Lord, help me discover my gifts and callings so that I can focus on them during my grooming and molding process. You will use these gifts and talents to launch me into my destiny and bring me before distinguished people in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Kevin L A Ewing
ewinglakevin@icloud.com
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Thursday, February 22, 2024

DREAM SYMBOLS THAT REVEAL DESTINY

 DREAM SYMBOLS THAT REVEAL DESTINY

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Have you been experiencing recurring dreams about a specific road? Was the road rough, smooth, hilly, mountainous, twisted, or confusing? Did the road lead to a dead end, or were there obstacles or barriers in your path?

If you have recently dreamt about being on a specific road, it could symbolize your destiny. If the road in your dream was rough, it may indicate that you are currently going through a difficult period in your life or expecting future challenges. Similarly, if you dreamt about the road having blockades or obstacles, it could mean there are barriers to achieving your goals and fulfilling your destiny.

The dream is saying to you that this is why things seem so complex and challenging in your everyday life. As a reminder, these people place things and events in your dreams as symbols representing a greater reality.

I can not emphasize this enough: in every situation in your life, the root of that situation or matter will always be spiritual. Therefore, your dream's purpose is to reveal what is pending spiritually that is to be manifesting physically.

The words road, path, and way are interchangeable in the scripture. For instance, Proverbs 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." This means that the word of God guides us in the right direction and helps us to achieve our destiny. If we do not use the word of God as a lamp and a light, then we are in darkness, and we do not know what we stumble upon.

Prayer points:

Ask God to lead you on your road/path to your destiny, "Teach me thy way, O, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies/obstacles" Psalm 27:11

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path.

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

If you dream of hills and mountains, expect hardship and difficulty. If the road is dark, then the dream tells you that there are things you are ignorant of about your future.

If the road in the dream is bright and clear, then this speaks of clarity and understanding as it relates to your destiny.

Walking with someone on the street and not walking together indicates that you are not in agreement or unequally matched. On the other hand, if you are walking in harmony, you are moving as a team and displaying unity.

If cats or dogs are chasing you in your dream, it could indicate some evil attacks in your current or future life, depending on the context of the dream. If you dream about driving and colliding with another vehicle, it could signify a future confrontation. If someone hits you or collides with you from behind, it may indicate something related to your past or an evil work concocted behind your back without your knowledge.

Whenever you have a dream in which you perceive or sense the presence of evil, it's important to pray against it and cancel any potential physical manifestation in your life. On the other hand, if you have had a dream from God, you should pray in agreement with God that His will be done and that He guides you in fulfilling your destiny.

As usual, I hope you guys are achieving some clarity in your dreams due to these teachings............. Please keep me in your prayers.....

Kevin L A Ewing
ewinglakevin@icloud.com
kevinlaewing.blogspot.com
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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Dreams Revealing The Spirit Of Poverty

Dreams Revealing The Spirit Of Poverty Throughout my interactions with numerous individuals, a recurring concern that arises is their inability to comprehend why their diligently acquired possessions tend to elude them. Often, these individuals approach me with a plea to offer up prayers on their behalf, requesting that they be bestowed with financial abundance and liberty. Before I go into today's teaching, I want you to know that experiencing financial losses does not necessarily mean you need a miraculous economic intervention. Instead, the root of your problem may lie that you are under attack from the spirit of poverty. This spirit is responsible for sabotaging your spiritual blessings, preventing them from manifesting as physical blessings. It is not that God has not blessed you; instead, you may be unaware of the presence of this spirit that is consuming your spiritual blessings and hindering your physical blessings. According to scripture, God has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3). Everything is already in place to succeed in all areas of our lives, including our finances. Satan and his demons are spirits who understand spiritual laws and know that the spirit realm is the origin of all things. Therefore, if they can disrupt or misplace your spiritual blessings, it will result in physical losses. Specific dreams indicate you are under attack from the spirit of poverty. These dreams reveal how the enemy is stealing from you spiritually, leading to real-life financial losses. If you often dream of walking barefoot or wearing worn-out clothing or shoes, it could signify a spiritual attack from the spirit of poverty. Additionally, dreams, where you or others are constantly begging or seeking financial assistance could indicate that poverty has infiltrated all areas of your life. I'd like you to please take note of these dreams, as they may reveal more profound issues. Dreams, where you are shopping or spending money lavishly, indicate that this spirit influences you to spend your money foolishly and wastefully. The consequences of such dreams can be seen when a person struggles to account for their spending and has nothing to show for their transactions. Some dreams may appear promising on the surface but, when analyzed spiritually, reveal that the enemy is robbing you of your financial blessings and causing economic losses. For example, dreams of owning luxury items like private jets, luxury cars, or mansions, especially when financially struggling. It may seem like a sign of impending wealth. However, these dreams indicate that the enemy is influencing you to spend beyond your means, leading to financial difficulties and obligations that prevent you from enjoying any increase in your future finances. Dreams of selling your possessions or finding strangers in your home. In that case, it may be an impending financial ruin, such as foreclosure or the loss of valuable assets that would be difficult to recover from financially where you cannot access a bank or when the bank is closed, symbolizing financial blockages and restrictions. The manifestation of such dreams would be when people owe you money but cannot pay, or you cannot collect on a financial settlement or judgment. If you dream of losing money from your wallet, purse, or bag, or if you hide money in a dream and it goes missing when you try to retrieve it, it indicates that the spirit of poverty is involved in projects that will not yield any returns. Missing money in dreams signifies that this spirit is stealing your spiritual and financial blessings, preventing them from manifesting in your life. Dreams, where your finances are withheld or delayed, signify a delay in your real-life finances. For example, suppose you dream of being at an ATM machine and it malfunctions, or the power goes out when you try to withdraw money. In that case, it indicates that the spirit of poverty is delaying or hindering your spiritual finances, which will result in financial losses if not addressed. Dreams of rats, cockroaches, and missing properties also indicate the presence of the spirit of poverty in your life. Dreams where money is stolen, or you find yourself picking up cash, coins, silver, or gold suggest the influence of a pauper spirit supervised by a ruling spirit of poverty. If someone gives you money in a dream, be cautious and discerning. While some dreams of receiving money may indicate a genuine financial increase, others can be deceptive. If the person giving you money is someone you do not know or is an enemy in reality, it is an evil dream, and the money represents cursed finances. Similarly, if the money is old, dirty, torn, or a mixture of foreign currency, it signifies confusion and disorder in your finances. These dreams require immediate spiritual resistance and cancellation upon waking. Suppose you experience repetitive dreams related to these financial losses. In that case, it is essential to engage in fasting, as led by the Holy Spirit, and pray with relevant scriptures to break the curse of poverty over your life. Scriptures such as Philippians 4:19, Psalm 115:14, and Deuteronomy 28:12 can be used to declare God's provision and blessings in your finances. Based on spiritual laws, the spirit of poverty can only access your life through a covenant. Unfortunately, most folks are of these evil agreements. Therefore, renouncing and revoking any evil demonic covenants in your life, whether generational curses or established through dreams, is crucial. Ask God to reinstate His original plan for your life, particularly in your finances, in the name of Jesus Christ. It is crucial to keep in mind that the meaning of dream symbols can be influenced by factors such as one's cultural background, profession, lifestyle, and religion. Therefore, relying solely on the Holy Spirit's guidance and direction is essential when interpreting them. Written By: Kevin L A Ewing ewinglakevin@icloud.com kevinlaewing.blogspot.com www.kevinlaewing.com

Monday, July 24, 2023

The Thermostat of The Ungrateful

Ungrateful people can be extraordinary and difficult to understand. If you have interacted with such individuals, you may have noticed that they have an overwhelming desire for more without showing appreciation for what they already have.

I have titled this lesson "The Thermostat of The Ungrateful." I chose this title because there is a clear connection between a thermostat and the mentality of an ungrateful individual. A thermostat is a regulating device that regulates the air temperature in any air-controlled environment. If the thermostat is broken, the air conditioning system loses its ability to control the air in that environment.

Before I proceed further, I want to be clear that there is a big difference between being ungrateful and simply not expressing gratitude. People have different ways of communicating their appreciation, which may differ from how we would express gratitude. Of course, this is acceptable because we are all different. However, an ungrateful person takes things for granted and possesses an almost demonic sense of entitlement. They are intoxicated with selfishness, negativity, chronic complaining, and always critical of others.

Let's return to the comparison between a thermostat and an ungrateful person's mindset. As previously mentioned, the thermostat manages the air in an air-controlled environment. However, the thermostat for the ungrateful individual would be their "shame." You're wondering how shame is supposed to act as a thermostat for the ungrateful individual. Let's define the word shame, and it will eventually make sense. Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

If an ungrateful person's shame mechanism is not functioning, they may lose their ability to regulate their behavior in particular or all areas of their life. This can lead to them repeatedly asking for favors without considering your feelings, always borrowing and begging from you. In addition, they may become defensive if you confront them about their insensitive behavior towards you. Nevertheless, the most challenging area for anyone encountering such a person is their annoying, arrogant sense of entitlement.

As a counselor, I either meet such people or counsel those who have encountered them. Amazingly, I have discovered two predominant qualities in most ungrateful people that have become pillars in their foundation. The first quality is jealousy. Yes, this may seem odd, but indulge me for a moment.

Ungrateful individuals tend to unconsciously direct their negative behavior toward those they envy. This is their way of punishing those individuals for their success. Therefore, whenever they require resources or assistance, they seek help from those they envy. However, if you refuse their request, they will politely accept it but may speak ill of you behind your back to mutual friends, portraying you as an unkind, selfish, and mean person.

This leads to my second observation of ungrateful people. Ungrateful people often possess the trait of being skilled dissemblers. A dissembler is someone who hides their true thoughts or emotions. In simpler terms, a dissembler is a deceitful person.

They will go to any lengths to achieve their goals due to their broken thermostat (shame). Their tool of choice would be flattery and playing the victim to manipulate you. They always paint a negative picture of their circumstances and claim the world is against them, conveniently leaving out any mention of those who helped them. Then, they will praise you, saying how generous and helpful you are while hiding their true feelings (jealousy) to get something from you.

I think such people are covertly disrespectful with a mild hint of bullying their victims. In other words, due to their entitlement complex, they will subtly put you in an uncomfortable position through another one of their requested favors, which would almost be impossible for you to say no to. Despite inconveniencing you, they will shower you with compliments, such as "I really appreciate" and "I don't know what I would do without you," to persuade you to grant them the favor.

I came across a scripture that references the dissembler quality of an ungrateful person, and here is what it said. "A person that hates dissembles with their lips and stores deceit within themselves. When he speaks fair, believe him not, for his heart has seven abominations. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, nevertheless, his wickedness shall be exposed before the entire congregation" Proverbs 26:24-26


Here are thirteen signs of an ungrateful person:

1. They are never satisfied with what you've done for them.

2. They take advantage of your kindness.

3. Always negative, critical, and finding fault with others.

4. They are pretty calculating and deceptive.

5. They take you for granted.

6. They unashamedly express a sense of entitlement.

7. They consistently blame others for their problems.

8. They are challenging to work with and can be uncooperative.

9. They are excellent at flattering you when they need favors.

10. They have a victim mentality.

11. They do not care about your feelings.

12. They are master manipulators.

13. They disrespectfully violate your boundaries.


HOW TO MANAGE UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE

Addressing the issue is usually recommended when someone's behavior is problematic. However, it's not uncommon for ungrateful individuals to twist the situation and make you out to be the unappreciative one despite all you've done for them. But if that approach doesn't work, setting boundaries and saying no when necessary is essential. These individuals can be persistent and shameless in their requests, so please be firm with your decision. If boundaries and saying no still don't work, the best course of action may be to ignore them entirely. Being bold and firm in your efforts towards these people is essential.

If all attempts to resolve this issue have been unsuccessful, it may be in your best interest to permanently distance yourself from these individuals. Evidently, they are not true friends and are only interested in using you.


Kevin L A Ewing

ewinglakevin@icloud.com

kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

www.kevinlaewing.com

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Experience Is The Best Teacher

Most things can be misleading due to their packaging. Beautiful packaging can hide terrible content, and unpleasant packaging can contain something beautiful.

Many of us can agree that what we see on the outside, such as packaging, can sometimes be different from what's inside. Our mistakes in life often stem from accepting things at face value and foolishly believing that appearances accurately represent what's inside. Unfortunately, we live in a world where honesty has been replaced with dishonesty. Experience has taught us the valuable lesson of looking before we leap.
I want to tell someone this morning, "Please remember, not everything that glitters is gold." It's important to carefully examine anything that seems like a fresh start, a great deal, a new relationship, a job offer, or anything else. Your responsibility is to do thorough research, ask questions, and focus on substance rather than appearance. In the end, it's the substance that you'll have to deal with, not the temporary attractive packaging. Jesus Christ gave us a great principle that, if followed, will allow us to recognize content over packaging. Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruit" (Matthew 7:16).

The fruit of anything is a telltale sign of not only the contents but also defines whatever it is producing that particular fruit. For example, an apple can only be made by an apple tree. In other words, the fruit is just the evidence of what tree produced it.

I don't know who you are, but you must grasp this understanding. Your decision to follow the packaging will force you to deal with unnecessary content. Unfortunately, most folks tolerate the undesired contents with the hope that they'll be exposed to the packaging again........... My mother repeatedly told me, "A little can tell you what a lot will be like." My words of wisdom to you on this beautiful morning. Focus on the fruit produced by that person, place, or thing. As a reminder, a fruit is the result of a seed. Hence, what they're consistently producing reveals who they really are. And at the same time, warning you that their packaging is a mere distraction from their contents. ~Kevin L A Ewing~

Friday, September 30, 2022

A Reward Awaits Those That Will Follow Godly Instructions

 Something beautiful and very much unexpected is about to unfold for someone. The Lord said to tell you not to hold on to more than you need. Instead, you must share it with others, especially those in a lower position than yourself. Further, your assistance and making provisions for others must not be limited to those who can eventually assist you but also those who may have been unfair to you.

He said to tell you that, as crazy as his instructions may seem to you, The spiritual implications of those instructions will produce more of what you are about to receive "IF" you obey or cause you to be in a far worse state than you currently are if you choose to disobey.
The results of your obedience or disobedience will be based on the following principles, which will determine your future outcome, " There are those that will share with others, and it will result in an increase for them. Then, some decide to keep everything they have to themselves, automatically producing poverty. A
generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will one day be refreshed himself, Proverbs 11:24-25. This word is just ANOTHER confirmation of the Lord asking you to release into the life or even the lives of others so that he can channel increase to yours!!
God is watching over his word to perform it, my friend and he has promised that his word cannot return unto him void. Obedience is by far better than sacrifice!
~Kevin L A Ewing~

Monday, September 5, 2022

This Kind!

 Jesus Christ made a profound statement to his disciples regarding the invisible agents of evil that are consistently attacking us. In fact, his statement made it unequivocally clear that not all evil spirits are of the same rank or on the same level and must be handled differently.

In Jesus' statement, he was advising his disciples, who were apparently baffled as to why Jesus could cast out an evil spirit from a particular person. They were not able to do the same. Jesus said, "This "KIND" will only come out or be eradicated from a person through prayer and fasting" Matthew 17:21.

Today, I want to talk about a set of evil spirits typical among all humans. They are the tormenting spirits of Panic and anxiety attacks. I have suffered from such attacks and eventually became very frustrated in several attempts to rid myself of them, but they would still visit me. For some folks, the experience would come about as a sudden and overwhelming fear, an abnormal fear of dying, being fearful of enclosed environments, the abnormal fear of speaking in public, etc. In fact, anything or any setting that creates abnormal, unexplained fear will fall under panic or anxiety attacks.

I am also confident that many of you have seen your local Doctors. They, of course, would have superscribed medication such as Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, or any other antidepressants that are supposed to either prevent the attacks or lessen the frequency of it. I am also confident that those who took this medication can say, for the most part, that the medicine made them sluggish, sleepy, etc. However, inevitably, you still had your bouts with unbearable and disgusting feelings of anxiety and panic attacks.

Well, like in so many of my articles. I am sure you would discover that due to my knowledge of the spiritual realm and my concrete belief in that realm. I found that panic and anxiety attacks in their original state are spiritual. I am suggesting that they are actual spirits or a legion of demonic spirits that systematically launch an attack on their victims to disable them, particularly in progress or potential development. Again, the victim will feel a sense of overwhelming fear, their minds racing with the worst thoughts possibly regarding the particular area they're being attacked in, accompanied in most cases by profuse sweating, fatigue, confusion, and a sense of being immobile. As a result, the victim shuts down and is discouraged from progressing in whatever area they are going or attempting to advance.

Now, in drawing a reference to the biblical story mentioned in Matthew 17:14- 21, It was recorded that a confident man came bowing to Jesus, begging him to have mercy on his son, whom he labeled a Lunatic and very angry. The father said that his son was so messed up that he would throw himself into a blazing fire and make several attempts to drown himself. Well, just like in today's world, we see and observe such occurrences as something physical and, at the same time, dismiss or never ever entertain the thought that what could be happening is spiritual.

The man then explained to Jesus that he even had his son to Jesus' disciples, who also failed to administer some form of help to this young man. Long story short, Jesus eventually healed the boy to the amazement of his disciples, so much so that his disciples asked Him how Jesus might have been able to heal the young man, and they could not do the same.

Jesus' response forces us, the readers of this particular story, and of course with his disciples back during that period, that the young man's physical behavior was just the result of what had been orchestrated by evil spirits. As long as his symptoms were addressed from a physical standpoint, failure was inevitable for whoever attempted to secure relief for this young man.

Jesus wrapped up his conclusion of the entire ordeal by indicating in his statement in Matthew 17:21 the phrase "THIS KIND." In essence, he's speaking about a presence or entity that is very much real but invisible to the human eye. Its purpose is to mislead everyone to focus on the visible instead of the invisible operating behind and influencing humans.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

ewinglakevin@icloud.com

kevinlaewing.blogspot.com

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