Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Decisions of purpose and power Pt. 1

God said in Hosea 4:6 (NLT) it is His people that are being destroyed because they don't know Him.

Today I want to give you the knowledge that the enemy has NO authority in your life. You are in Christ and He has broken the power of sin in your life. You have been given the authority to decide what you eat, how much you move and what choices you make to help or hinder your weight loss.

It is your decision to believe that you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. At one point you were alienated from God and a slave to sin and yet at the decision to say YES to Christ and NO to the enemy then you became MASTER of every other decision you would need to make in your life. Decisions are backed by what you believe. So if you believe you have no choice in saying NO to chocolate then you will live being a slave to it. You have the power and ability to decide to eat right and lose weight. Jesus has given you authority over your body, your emotions and your life. And when you line up your words with the word of God you can't be stopped. No matter how many times you have NOT been able to lose weight you must with all your heart, all your soul and all your spirit DECIDE that today the battle to lose weight is not impossible to do.
Faith poured into your decisions= VICTORY.

Be Blessed, Manie

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stop white knuckling ......

Today I admonish you to know that you are strong in the LORD and the power of His might to say NO to overeating and addictive foods. It is abiding in the word of God that causes us to be free. True deliverance is the power of God manifesting in your life.
Romans 6:4 says as we died with Christ we also were raised by the power of God that we may live new lives. The truth is that you have authority and power over your body, your mind and your will. And again I say to you that You can say NO to excess and addictive foods.

God has given us supernatural means to calm down our flesh and suppress your appetite. Exercise is a natural way to burn calories and suppress your appetite for more food which makes it pretty super in my book.

Somehow in our christian walk we think it is some REQUIRED of God for us to always be struggling or striving in our lives. We think we only suppose to have totally arrived when we get to heaven. The word of God tells us otherwise.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
One of the keys to be victorious in our weight loss and eating is to DECIDE and DETERMINE that God is for us. He wants us to succeed. We get of Him as much as press in to receive from Him.
I believe there is nothing wrong with getting on a diet. I believe there is nothing wrong with exercise or any natural way to lose weight.
Yet as we work in the natural we are YET STILL believing in the supernatural for complete and lasting deliverance.
We should go forth eating right, exercising, praying and believing and like the 10 lepers in Luke 17 I we will be cleansed as we go.

Be Blessed, Manie

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just say No

When the temptation comes to eat outside of hunger before you DO anything you have to remember to just say No. You have to say NO to your carnal appetite, you have to say NO to your flesh, you have to say NO to the neediness and emptiness of your soul when it seeks pleasure in food. I promise you that when you say NO to all of those things then the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Jesus WILL back you in this.

The Apostle Paul in several of his epistles talks of us having a new life in Christ. It is in this NEW LIFE that we must come to fully realize and act upon our NEW FOUND ability and authority to say NO to our sinful nature.

At first you may find yourself having to say NO over and over but as the opposition from within and against you see that you mean business they will easily and quickly surrender to the yielding of YOUR spirit. Remember that Jesus Christ said it is John 8:31-32 (NLT) that we must remain faithful to His teachings AND then we will know the truth AND the truth will set us free.

I have come to realize that the hardest part is NOT in saying NO once but it is remaining in the truth of our power and ability to keep saying NO that sets us free. That doesn't mean we should stay worried about tomorrow but just know that when tomorrow comes you have what it takes to conquer it just like you did today and you did yesterday. Life and Death is in the power of your tongue. You can take Jesus at His words that you can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it. Your NO all by itself is good but your NO backed up by the name of Jesus is unstoppable.

The enemy may try and tell you that you have tried too long and too hard and you will never be able to overcome this but today you must remind yourself that the devil is a liar and that there is no truth in him. Maybe your mind, will and emotions are not up for the fight but keep feeding to your spirit and your soul will have no choice but to come along for the victorious ride.

You have spent too much time believing and confessing how hard, difficult, impossible and uncomfortable eating right is for you. NOW IS THE TIME to feed your inner man the truth of how possible, easy and very doable THIS is for you.

Be Blessed, Manie

Monday, April 6, 2009

The stronghold of overeating

Unless a person has dealt with the struggle of overeating for a long period of time then it easy to dismiss the severity of this stronghold. In the natural eating is the most natural and basis thing in the world for us to do. It seems almost silly to think that a person is not able to resist indulging in excess food. Some might think it is ludicrous to relate the temptation of sweets to the same temptation of using drugs. The statics of obesity rates from the Center of Disease Control show the alarmingly high rate of those who are obese and even morbidly obese.

For those of us in line with the statics we have looked at the stronghold of overeating as an invincible force that we can't seem to be free from in our lives. I think part of the problem has been looking at the power and might of overeating VS. the greatness and power of our God. I don't know about other people but there seems to be some kind of internal antsyness that my body and mind goes through at the thought of denial from overeating or eating sweets. It seems to be as soon as the decision is made then to eat right then all inner turmoil breaks loose inside of me. I am still praying and seeking God about exactly what that is about still...

But this I do know and that is that the word says the power of sin is broken in my life. That means despite what I feel, think or even have known in the past the urge and compulsion to overeat is NOT stronger the spirit of God in the inside of me.
The power of addiction can't not withstand the power of God at work in me, through me and for me. In this current Holy Week I have been studying and reading some on the blood of Jesus. And I have TRULY heard from God to add it my arsenal of weapons in my warfare over my food/eating struggles.

It is much needed for all of us to read about the power of the blood and to then cover ourselves, our minds, wills, emotions and appetite under His blood. We need to plead the blood of Jesus Christ against every attack of the enemy with the temptation to overeat.

As I read and study more I will expound more upon what God reveals to me...

Be Blessed, Manie

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We decree the truth..

I want to lose weight for all the RIGHT reasons. I feel the heart of every obese person who REALLY wants to conquer this thing and be done with it already.
I think about the words of the Apostle Paul that says in Romans 8:28 (NLT) That no matter the trouble, calamity in ALL these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Also in Romans 10:9-10 (NLT) 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. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
I know and believe-RIGHT NOW- that the price Jesus Christ made for my salvation on the cross includes SO MUCH MORE than eternal damnation. Don't get me wrong that would have been more than enough. But I thank HIM today that for Him it was not enough.
For a long time I really believed that I didn't have what it takes to stop overeating and lose weight. The truth is that on my own -I don't. But thanks be unto to Christ who does have it takes and He has even that power and authority to me. I decree that my EATING/FOOD problem is defeated in the name of Jesus. I decree to hold FIRMLY to my confession of faith concerning my victory over gluttony. I decree to live by faith in God's word to me and about me and not by sight of my actual numerical weight right now. I decree that nothing with my eating and weight loss is impossible with God.
I decree for myself and every person reading this message that TODAY IS OUR DAY OF VICTORY. I decree that we will stay committed and consistent to the faith work it takes to see our body manifest our victory over gluttony. I decree that no weapon formed against our weight loss shall prosper. I decree that we can eat right and lose weight through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.

Be Blessed, Manie