Aug
25
2009
0

When In Trouble — Cut Off Your Foot!!



Today’s Scripture:

“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away…. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.” ( Matt 18:7, 8 )

No, Jesus is NOT telling us to go out and amputate our limbs… (that doesn’t sound like much fun, does it?)

What he is telling us though… is to run AWAY from sin, and learn to cut it out of our lives. Many times in our lives; we have people, destructive relationships, our possessions, our attitudes, and so many more things that seek to pull us away from God, and seeks to put up a wall & a barrier between us… and our savior.

What we need to do, is to make up our mind that no matter how much I care for a person or a relationship… no matter how much I enjoy my money or possessions, no matter how much I love my job…. I WILL NOT allow them to take me out of the will… or out of the love of God.

Sin is like a destructive cancerous tumor… that starts out small in your body, and over time, grows larger & larger until one day, it has totally consumed your body and killed you.

If there is ANYTHING in your life that does cause you to sin… or act against your conscience, take the action TODAY… to remove it from your life!

P.S. — Today is my first time doing a video blog post, and I must admit, it is much more scarier than actually speaking to people from a podium.  8)

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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Life | Tags: , , ,
Aug
13
2009
0

Jesus Has Given Us the KEYS to the Kingdom

A couple days ago… I did a post on ‘How to Take a Strong Man DOWN!‘ and in it… I detailed how Jesus told Peter he would give him the ‘keys to the kingdom’… and then proceeded to give Peter the authority to ‘bind & loose’ things on earth… and it would also be done in heaven.

A friend, who is a reader of the blog asked me a few days ago in so many words or less…. “What does it mean to loose and bind things on earth? Can you give me an example?”

I believe this is a good topic… so let’s dig further. Below, I have the response that I e-mailed back to her (with her name removed for privacy purposes)

Hi xxxxxx,

In reading the whole chapter in context… what Jesus was telling Peter was that, I’m going to give you a way to open up the door & gain access to the POWER that is in the Kingdom of Heaven (I will give you keys 2 the kingdom).

Jesus had told Peter he was going to use like a rock, or foundation… and build his church (God’s People) on Peter.

In order for Jesus to use Peter, the apostles, or any of us for that matter… to a great extent… we MUST be able to walk in power on this earth.

A major thing that Jesus said to people, who doubted that he was God, was the miracles & healing he did. Only God, or someone being used of God… can command the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, etc.

When it comes to ‘binding’ & ‘loosing’… we have to understand that there are demons on this earth that operate. Sickness & disease… is an example of an unclean spirit. Lust is another example of an unclean spirit.

A clean spirit would include joy, love, peace, mercy, forgiveness, etc.

The Bible tells us that ‘The power of life & death is in our tongue’… and also to ‘Speak those things that be not, as though they are’.

What Jesus is telling us is that we can command spirits (whether they are good or bad) to be BOUND, or to be locked up… or we can command them to be LOOSED, or set free.

Then Jesus takes it one step further by literally saying, that whatever we bind (or loose) here on this earth… HAS ALREADY been bound (or loosed) in heaven.

A good analogy of this would be during a war…. when ground troops (us) go into an enemy war zone and begin fighting, sometimes they cannot clear out the enemy with their guns, tanks, & artillery… so what do they do?

They call for air support (heaven). The air support comes in… drops a bunch of 2-ton bombs on the enemy’s head… and TOTALLY annihilates the enemy.

But the air support only comes… when the ground troops radio in for them, and give them the coordinates of where to drop the bombs.

In that same way… when we are in prayer… and we see things that are amiss such as sickness or unforgiveness, we can bind (or loose) it here on earth… and call for our air support to back us up!

Hope this helps!

Daniel

Let me know what you guys think! Comments are always appreciated



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude | Tags: , , ,
Aug
12
2009
3

Miracles will Happen… if You Believe!


Scripture Reading of the Day….

When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.

Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.

“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?

Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

And they took offense at him.

But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”

…and he did not do many miracles there because of THEIR lack of faith.

Matthew 13:53-58

Because of the trials and downfalls that have happened in many of our lives… sometimes we come to a point where we just simply “don’t believe the Bible can work in certain areas of our lives”.

This can happen for so many reasons, such as a loved one died… or a person may have lost their job and don’t understand why… or a child who used to be so kind & gentle in the past, has now drifted far apart from that parent.

So we will believe that the Bible works in one area of our life (such as salvation)… but then we don’t believe it will work in other areas of our lives (such as in healing).

And many times, when Christian people try to console us at our low points… they use God’s Word & Scripture to try and help in the consolation process…. and sometimes we don’t accept it!

I am a personal witness that God’s Word does work… and it does work miracles in our lives… as long as we keep FAITH in it.

Sometimes, things and life WILL be tough… and you won’t understand everything. You WILL be hurt in this life — there is no argument to that. You won’t understand why certain negative things are happening to you, when you live a positive life…

Sometimes you won’t understand why people who you do right, continue to faithfully do wrong by you EVERY chance they get.

All this does not matter. Continue and FORCE yourself to believe (have faith) in the Word of God…. because it will work in your life, if you will give it time to work in your life!

Miracles WILL happen… just believe, and in due time it will all work out.

Be blessed today… and walk in God’s Abundance in all aspects of your life.



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Faith | Tags: , ,
Aug
11
2009
3

How to Take a Strong Man DOWN!

Dont let the strong man steal your possessions! You have EVERY right to bind him & take back what is rightfully yours!

Don't let the strong man steal your possessions! You have EVERY right to bind him & take back what is rightfully yours!

For many of us who are male (and possibly even female)… we grew up rough, tough and tumbling everywhere… and it was always a matter of a time in our youth, before someone would challenge you to a friendly (sometimes unfriendly) wrestling match.

While I never wrestled for school… the one thing that I learned is that if you can (1) Take your adversary down to the ground, (2) Be on top, and (3) Lock their arms, legs, and head so they couldn’t move… you would win!

Yes I know… I should’ve been a professional WWF wrestler (lol).

So consider this Scripture:

“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house!”  (Matthew 12:29)

and…

“I [Jesus] will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

You see my friend, no matter what you’ve been told or what you believe… Satan is just as real and as present as God is…. and many well-meaning Christian brothers & sisters are leading meager & beaten existences because of this ignorance.

What Jesus is telling us is that you have an enemy whose mission is to ‘steal, kill, and destroy’ and his name is Satan (the strong man).

Now when this strong man comes and strong arms you… and steals your possessions (your joy, your peace, your health, your family, your faith, your finances, etc.)… are you just going to sit there like a punk, and let him walk away with what is yours?

…or are you going to go down to his house, kick down the strong man’s door, slap him around, and take back what is God given and rightfully yours?

Sometimes, we must get out of the role of being too passive… and get a ‘holy anger’ when we see our things getting stolen from us… and right under our noses.

After all, if someone broke into your car and stole your stereo… or if someone broke into your house in the middle of the night and kidnapped your child… are you just going to sit there quietly & sing a nice hymn?

No, by all means you’re going to get up & take action!

…and God tells us that the only way to “rob the strong man” is to tie him up, or bind him. Aren’t you glad that Jesus tells us that “whatsoever we BIND on earth, has already been BOUND in heaven”?

I believe what that means to us, is that just like the local police… we have an authority from our superiors up high (Heaven)… to slap handcuffs on any demon or spirit that breaks the law.

So this week, when (or if) you see things being stolen from you, whether they are tangible or intangible… go ahead and bind up the thief with the words of your mouth… and declare those things that are not, as though they are!

Get on top of Satan this week, and bind him up in a spiritual headlock, and throw him on the ground. He’s been beating up on you… so it’s only right that you turn the tables on him every once in awhile!

Let me know what you think… I love all your comments….



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Inspiration | Tags: , , ,
Jun
23
2009
3

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Garage!

A very messy garage (not my garage!)

A very messy garage (not my garage!)

Earlier this week on Monday, I spent almost 8 hours cleaning out my 2-car garage in blistering, 100 degree weather. (I can thank my pregnant wife for forcing me into that job – LOL)

Oh and get this… when we had moved from our previous house to this one… we pretty much just threw all the junk from the old garage into the new garage, and the new garage hadn’t been cleaned since we moved in (almost 2 years ago).

Yeah, I would’ve rather spent my time counting the holes in the ceiling… or maybe watching paint dry…

But isn’t it true in life that we do the same thing? Don’t we at some point or another… take the EMOTIONAL trash, junk, and baggage that we should be leaving at our OLD house (our past)… and then pack it up and bring it with us to our NEW home (the present)?

In Matthew 25:31-46… the parable is told by Jesus about how at the end of time… He will have a flock full of sheep and goats.

The parable continues to say that Jesus will separate the SHEEP (those of us who were kind & hospitable to others)… and put them into a beautiful kingdom prepared for them… and He will take the GOATS (those of us who were selfish, cruel) and toss them into an everlasting fire.

The sound of being thrown into an ‘everlasting fire’ makes that hot garage  I cleaned up seem like a deep freezer now that I think about it…

In essence, what Jesus did was He took those people who were garbage and useless to Him (the goats)… and He got rid of them. Why? There’s no sense in keeping around stuff that has no value to you and only weighs you down… and prevents you from having a CLEAR house.

There are many ways, attitudes, and personalities that we ALL have that are goats… and we should just go right on ahead and ‘toss them into the fire’.

Some of us get angry very fast. It’s a goat, toss it in the fire!

Some of us are quick to get a nasty attitude with people very fast. It’s a goat, toss it in the fire!

Some of us are prideful and think that everyone else around us must bow down and to our every demands. That attitude is a goat, toss it in the fire!

On the practical side, some of us smoke or eat the wrong sorts of food… or perhaps don’t get enough sleep each night… or maybe even stress over things that are not in our control.

Some of us have detrimental relationships that need to end. Partnerships that need to be broken. It can be sad when this happens… but sometimes we need to leave the old behind… so that we can step into the new.

Because I’ll tell you… there was an incredible sense of joy and peace I had when I had cleared out this ‘demon’ that had been in my garage for the past 2 years… and thrown away ALL that junk that was in my garage.

I have room now… I can move freely… I can allow people to go to my garage without being embarrassed of all the clutter… Life is GOOD!

What are some things that you need to ‘toss into the fire’? Let us know on the discussion board or on the comments section… and then go ahead and get your arsonist on… and burn that junk out of your life.

Congratulations everyone, we now have over 600+ members on this group and on the blog… and we have some new stuff that is going to be introduced to all of you in the next month or two. Keep on inviting all your friends to this group  (o:

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Inspiration | Tags: , , , , , ,
Jun
19
2009
1

Don’t Allow People to Use You as a Welcome Mat

Alright, this post is probably not going to be for everybody — because I know that there’s some of you who out there who have a LOT of fight in you… so I definitely don’t want to put anymore fight in you! (LOL)

But for some of you out there who are very passive natured… or perhaps you are more on the introverted side, personality-wise… there are steps that you NEED to put into place, in order to make sure that you don’t give people permission to ‘walk all over you’.

Yes, I said permission… because anytime a person is walked all over by another individual (or group of people), the HUGE majority of the time it is because that person does not stand up for themselves… or their rights.

So why do people allow others to walk all over them… even at the expense of their happiness, freedom, joy, family, finances, and sometimes even health?

I personally believe for the most part it is because:

(1) Many of us who are a part of the Kingdom, believe that in order for us to be meek (Matthew 5:5)… we need to be cowardly, which leads others to mistake our “meekness” for weakness!

But guess what? I have GOOD news for you… when He says meek, it means that you should be ‘humble in your spirit or manner’. Basically it means that yes, you should be humble around God and man.

God DOES NOT want a weak man or woman of God. I repeat — He does not want a weak man or woman to operate in His Kingdom.

To be humble means that you are not to be a show-off, prideful, or carnal… but that you consider every man (or woman) to be your equal. It by no means, translates to you being ‘weak and cowardly’

(2) Many people don’t set up boundaries for their lives. Boundaries are needed for almost every aspect of our life if we are to live fully. Boundaries are need for you to live a life of normalcy. Boundaries are needed for you to take control of your life.

But to often, people allow their jobs, businesses, or ministries to cross a boundary, and interfere with their family life. They are not able to spend quality and needed time with their spouses or children… and this can be detrimental.

Many times we allow friends or families to “cross” over boundary lines in areas which they should not interfere in. If you are a family man or woman… don’t allow a mother-in-law or father or whoever, to cross the line and TELL you how you should live your marriage or raise your kids.

It’s is wise to take advice… it is unwise to take orders (unless you’re in the military).

DISCLAIMER: I am not saying that one should rebel against leadership… because this would be wrong also. Everyone in this world, needs to fall under the authority of somebody else… this is a system I believe God uses to keep us accountable.

But by no means, don’t allow those in leadership or authority over you… to cross boundaries into your personal life that they have no business being in. If you feel that a boss or one who is above you is crossing boundaries… don’t rebel against them, but kindly sit down and address the situation (and your concerns) with them.

This is how we do things in a Godly way and manner.

Whatever you do… always make people feel welcome around you… but remember, you are NOT a welcome mat for people to come along and step on you, rub dirt in your face, and kick.

Be SUPER blessed this weekend… and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Relationship | Tags: , ,
Apr
07
2009
2

The RICHEST Place on Earth — and How You Can Find It!

“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified…. He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.” – The words of an angel, to a group of scared & confused Israelite women, almost 2000 years ago. (Matthew 28:5-7)

Many years ago, I attended a powerful, city-wide conference… that featured a magnificent speaker from the Bahamas, named Myles Munroe.

Here’s the question the speaker asked everybody that day:

Can you tell me what is the Wealthiest place on this earth?

There are probably like 10,000 answers you could give… and since I feel nice today (LOL), I’ll go ahead and tell you what some of the WRONG answers are.

The wealthiest place is NOT in the diamond fields of South Africa. It is NOT in the vast, oil fields of Kuwait. Nor is it in the royal wealth of the the banks of London… or in the stock markets of New York City.

The WEALTHIEST and RICHEST places on this earth lie in the graveyards and cemeteries all across this globe.

In these graveyards, lie the remains of people who NEVER attained their potential in life. They died without writing best-selling books that were in the fabric of their dreams.

They died without finding the cures to cancer, aids, and other diseases that for ages have plagued mankind.

In these graves are people who died without writing beautiful songs and ballads, that would’ve touched our hearts.

They died without starting multi-million dollar corporations that could have impacted the economy… and they died without starting organizations or ministries that would have changed the world.

In many cases, some of the things that these men and women could’ve have accomplished for mankind and this world is worth more than all the money, the gold, and the silver in this world… and sadly, a great WEALTH of ideas will never become manifest, because the owners of this GREAT wealth of knowledge will die before they can act upon it.

This is where YOU come in… and can play YOUR part in making sure that the richest place on earth, is NO longer our graveyards.

As many of you know, that this is Easter week… the week that those of us who are Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Resurrection simply means this: “Rising from the dead & Returning to Life”.

Many of us have dreams of becoming great men and woman… we have dreams of writing best-selling novels… starting successful businesses… running for political office…. the list is endless, but many of us NEVER accomplish that thing that we DREAM of doing.

Many times, it is because of fear and doubt… or ignorance… or a lack of resources on our part… the lies that people have told us… whatever the case is, sometimes the dreams and visions we have, are DEAD and buried within us… and we leave them in that grave within our hearts and minds… and when we die (which we all will), our dreams will die to… and NEVER have a chance to come alive.

This is a week that we celebrate LIFE, and it’s victory over death! Why not make it a week to also re-establish yourself… and where you’re at right now in life?

Now is the time for you to RESURRECT those dead dreams, passions, and ambitions of yours… and bring them back to life! It doesn’t matter what people say… or the lack of your resources… all that matters is God, and you can be assured He has all the resources and wisdom in the universe.

You were born in this time and in this age to make an impact and a difference in this world! You are NOT an accident or mistake… because what God creates, he instills purpose and potential in. This week and go after your dreams this week with a new fire and a new sense of urgency… and watch God use you!



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