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Which Weapon Will YOU Choose?

Recent tragic events that have taken place in the United States and around the world are causing people from all walks of life to ask the question, Why? Why the shootings in our schools? Why the bombings and other attacks around the world?  People are starting to declare that they need a weapon for protection. Others are stating that the weapons are the problem.  The Bible clearly states in 2 Corinthians 10:4 that " the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds", which simply means that weapons made by man are not the weapons that God wants us to use in the warfare we are taking part in as children of the most high God.  This warfare is an invisible war, a spiritual war.  Dear friend, we are in a Spiritual War, and it's time to choose the Weapon of Choice.  The Holy Bible!  Not guns and bombs.  With the increase of school violence over the past several months it is plain to see that the war is intensifying. The battle rages on. Which weapon will you choose to fight with, the weapons of man or the weapon of God?

<font>When prayer was taken out of our public schools, Christians suffered a defeat in this invisible war by NOT taking a stand to keep prayer in our schools. I can remember being in the first and second grade and every morning everyone in the entire school quoted the pledge of allegiance and also recited what is commonly called the "Lord's Prayer",  See Matthew 6:9-13.   "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen."</font> 

<font>When Prayer was taken out of the public schools, it trickled into other areas of our society, as we know it. Men who own businesses became more concerned about making money instead of the well being of their customers. The women who are housewives have become more interested in discussing the "Days of Our Lives" rather than getting together and praying for the lives of our day. Instead of crying over what happened on "General Hospital", go to the hospital and be a general of God and pray for the sick. Those who are sick and lost through sin truly are on the "Edge of Night" and only see "One Life to Live". It's time to show people how to live the One life they have and overcome the "edge of Night" and walk in the marvelous Light of Jesus Christ!</font> 

<font>We also see men "fighting" to put a little ball in a series of eighteen holes with a set of clubs, or wanting to tackle one another to gain the upper hand and score a touchdown, or running around in a square box called a court where it's okay to steal a bouncing rubber ball from their opponent.   Why not put on the same "game face" and share the Word of God! I guess the million dollar contracts are more important.  It's clear that we have chosen the wrong weapon for our warfare. The Word of God is looked on as something profane and powerless. Now is the time to WAKE UP!</font> 

<font>God's Word is sharper than any two-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Now that is pretty sharp.  The Word of God is our Sword. It's time to pick up our swords, our Bible, and shake the dust off of it and polish it and prepare for war. Again, we need to stand and declare, "As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord"-Joshua 24:15.  The violent activity showing up in our schools is the fruit, or the result of letting our guard down and not living the way God intended for us to live. We need to wake up before it's too late. No, my friend, it is not too late to take back what the devil stole from us. Those who have lost their lives for what they believe will have died in vain if we do not do what God almighty has instructed us to do. To live according to His instruction manual for life, the Holy Bible.  

Which weapon will you choose? Stop blaming the different organizations and associations that deal with various weapons. Blame yourself for not doing battle in the spirit.  Oh God our Father in heaven, forgive us for letting our guard down. Forgive us for being disobedient to your Word. Father in the name of Jesus; use me to bring healing to your people in this land. Teach us the true power of the Blood of your Son Jesus. Amen.</font> 

<font>Friend, time is running out. The warfare in intensifying daily. The music we hear, the television programs we watch and the movies that we allow Hollywood to make which are ungodly will utterly destroy our society as we know it, unless we take a firm stand to teach the Word of God and prophesy against the prophets of Baal that exist today.  The Word of God needs to be taught, preached and most importantly of all, lived!  Let's start declaring and proclaiming the power of God.  Let's prophesy in the name of Jesus, not the name of the devil (which includes the "almighty dollar", influence and power, which is selfishness, etc.).  Let's prophesy that the glory of God will cover this earth and that all people will know and live according to the Word of God. 

Psychics beware, you are hereby notified in the name of Jesus, give your life to Jesus now, turn from your wicked ways and serve the one true God. In the Name of Jesus,   Amen. Please, choose the correct Weapon of Choice.

Peace (Shalom)

Why is Peace so important? When we think of peace we often think of the beauty pageant contestants who always answer the commentary portion of the pageant with, “If I win, I will seek and promote world peace”. Really? HOW can you promote world peace when you do not have INNER PEACE within YOURSELF.
That is where we want to focus our attention. Inner Peace. The Hebrew word for Peace is “Shalom”, which means “nothing missing, nothing broken” in its simplest form.
And that is what we are all striving for!
 
WHOLENESS in our lives. “Inner Peace”.
What is it and how do we obtain it?
I do not intend to share a bunch of superfluous cliché’s about peace, we have enough of those to go around.
Let’s go deeper.
 
What is disturbing our peace? And why? As long as we are flesh and blood, and breathing, we all will have our peace disturbed in one form or another. It could be a co-worker, our mates, our children, or even our health. One key to maintaining that inner peace is to maintain a healthy balance with regards to activities, or the lack thereof.
Maintaining inner peace often happens when we purpose within ourselves that we are NOT going to allow it to be disturbed. However, in everyday life, the fight to maintain that peace will be challenged. One person’s struggle is another person’s light burden. Let me explain. I have two “spiritual sisters” that are awesome mother’s to autistic children.
 
Their children are so bright and intelligent! They are indeed blessings from God. If you were to meet them, you would fall in love with them. Now, to look at these two mother’s, your first thought is, “how in THE WORLD are you able to handle that”? It’s tough enough with ONE child being on the spectrum, but to have two or more?? YES! Say it with me..WOWWWWWW!!!
 
I have watched BOTH of these mother’s handle their lives with amazing poise and grace. And they will both tell you that if not for the Grace of God, they would NOT be able to handle it. One is married, so she has her husband helping her daily.
 
The other, is divorced, yet STILL maintains a healthy home for her children and continues to take care of herself spiritually and physically. Do you think that they are looking for pity, or even wallow in self-pity? Emphatically NO! They do not. So, their level of “disturbed peace” is off the charts! On the other hand, “disturbed peace” can include a sick spouse, or an uncaring spouse. Your own health issues, or employment issues.
 
This would be looked at as a “light burden” and not a struggle, as in the case of my two “sisters”. My “disturbed peace” has come from a variety of sources, including family, spouse, employment, various disappointments and even my OWN self-doubt and self-condemnation. Stress and worry will kill us quicker than anything else in the world!
I have learned to find that inner peace the hard way. It was not easy. I did not have anyone that I could confide in to ask for help. It was as if I was walking through my own personal “shadow of the valley of death, (see Psalm 23:4). I had to rely on God, literally! And THAT is a great thing. However, it does, I admit, make it easier when you have someone that you can share those things with.
 
No, I am not making God “smaller than”. So, please understand what I mean by that. Jesus Himself stated that HE is a “friend that sticks closer than a brother (or sister)”, but being able to pick up the phone to call someone and say, “hey, I need you to pray for me, with me”, helps tremendously. Another key to finding that inner peace is being thankful. The craziest passage of scripture in the Bible is found in James 1:2 which says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds…” Really God?
I’m going through hell, and You want me to “count it all joy”? His reply, a firm “YES”!! Think about it, your car broke down. Well, Thank God for the bus line. You fell and scratched up your knees, well Thank God you did not break your leg or hip. See my point?
 
No matter what we are facing, there is always something to be thankful for. To “count it all joy”! Still not convinced? Let’s say you and your spouse are at odd’s with one another, regardless of who is at fault. Thank God that neither of You has taken a weapon out to cause bodily harm. Your son or daughter hanging out late and coming home after curfew?
 
Thank God that they had sense enough to come home and they are safe. All of these things disturb our peace and cause stress, yet, we can find and maintain inner peace by focusing on God, and being thankful. But what if I don’t believe in God? Well beloved, that is when YOU have to make up in YOUR mind that no matter what YOU are not going to let ANYONE get into your head and cause you to feel less than or to take advantage of you. It will be hard, but it can be done. So, I challenge you, if you do NOT have a relationship with God, seek HIM OUT NOW!! You will not regret it, and Your Peace can and will be restored a LOT quicker! Why, because Jesus is also known as “The Prince of Peace” (see Isaiah 9:6).
 
For further edification, see the following passages regarding “Peace”:
 
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
1 Peter 3:11 11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
James 3:18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Proverbs 16:7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them. Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Romans 12:18 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
 
Blessings!
 
Roger

The 3 R's To Improving Your Marriage Relationship

Living in a society that stresses “Look out for number one”, there appears to be an over abundance of “Number One’s”. Who is “Number One” to you? Do you consider yourself “Number One”, or is there a “Number One” in your life? Married couples should have a “Number One”. Physically speaking, a married couple has a “Number One” — their spouse! Spiritually speaking the married couples’ “Number One” should be Jesus Christ! Often times couple who may be struggling with different marital “stresses” look at one another to find fault and somewhere to place blame. Is it your spouse’s fault? More times than none, it’s probably your own fault. Why? Where is your focus? What are you focusing on in your marriage covenant? Is it the “Holy Contract” that you made with your spouse and God? It’s important to keep in mind the seriousness of that agreement! All too often we hear about separations and divorces. These can be avoided if we would refocus and remember our responsibility and remain where we are!
 
1 — Remember
 
Remember your focus point. Look to Christ, then spouse, children. Remember all of the sweet, polite, caring, and kind things you did and said when you first met and started dating. The way you acted when you went out for dinner or to a movie. You treated one another as if he/she was a king or a queen. You went out of your way to make sure things were as near perfect as possible. There were sweet notes, flirting and you constantly held hands.Now that you’ve been married for some time, some of those things have changed or simple not done at all. You’ve gotten used to one another, maybe you haven’t gotten used to one another and you are just existing. There is always something to distract your attention. Pressures at work, the children needing attention, financial problems, problems at church and so on. It appears that no matter where you turn, there is some sort of distraction. Where is your attention focused? Is it focused on yourself? Others? Most importantly — is your attention focused on your spouse? More important than that, is your attention focused on Jesus Christ? Remember who brought the two of you together. Your meeting one another was no accident or something that happened by chance.God the Father saw that it was “Not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for Him” (Genesis 2:18). So we see that our marriages are in fact — Made in Heaven. We need to remember that God wants us to treat one another with the love and mercy that He has shown us personally! When the children of Israel were “slaves” to Pharaoh, they begged and pleaded for their release. Some of the pleadings that may have gone up re “Send us someone to help us. Something needs to be done.” God answered their prayers by sending Moses to lead them out of captivity. God hears our prayers when we plead with him — remember those “pleadings” for a mate? God answers our prayers even when we don’t take into consideration the responsibility that may come with those answered prayers!
 
2 — Responsibility
 
We have a responsibility to our mates. We’re responsible or our mates’ well-being, in the physical sense, emotionally. On the day you exchanged vows, whether before a magistrate or a minister, you made a promise, a vow before God to love, cherish, honor, and obey your spouse. You vowed to — Forsake All Others. This vow or covenant, next to baptism is the most important vow or covenant we can make with someone. We have a responsibility to do everything in our “physical” power to uphold this covenant. We are responsible for respecting one another by obeying the will of Christ which is to obey each other, to love each other and to help each other!Ephesians 5:22 says, “Wives, yield to your husbands as you do to the Lord, because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. In other words, wives, respect your husbands as you respect Christ, however, do not put your husband above Christ. In some cases the wife is the only one saved in a marriage. This is not a just cause for the wife not to fulfill her duties as a wife to her husband. And vice versa — a saved husband should not put demands on his unsaved wife. No demands should be made by either spouse! In verse 25, Christ instructs husbands to love their wives as He loved the church and gave himself for it. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice by giving his fife in order to “take are” of the church! Husbands, are you willing to give up what you have for your wife? Christ did so that the church could be pure and without fault.We should live our lives not to cause sin in someone else or to bring sin on them! Strive for righteousness in your life, in your marriage and in your families. It is so easy to get caught up in the “things of this world”. The saying “Everything that glitters is not gold” is indeed true! Satan will stop at nothing to taint the purity of a marriage covenant. Satan thrives on destruction of relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children. The list goes on and on. Regardless of what Satan throws at us, we’re better off in the long run if we cling to Christ and remain in our covenant with our mates. We should look to Christ as our ultimate example. Are you living up to your spouses’ expectations? That doesn’t matter as much as living up to the expectations of Jesus Christ. Christ instructs us to love one another. The Greek word is AGAPE which means an unconditional love. A love that is always an “outgoing concern” for another person’s well-being. Not a love that has conditions or requirements! In other words, regardless of how someone treats you, show love in return. Don’t have requirements or rules that say — “As long as you do … or as long as you do not do …, I’ll love you.” Love does not and should not work that way.Live is “dealing with any and all aspects of our relationships with a caring attitude, without placing blame or fault”. These last two should be addressed with one another in such a way that the issue-at-hand is resolved for the benefit of both spouses and not be a heavy burden. Remember God put you together and He does not want to see any separation! Remain as one!
 
3 — Remain
 
Remaining as a family structure is not an easy task in this present society that we live in. No matter where you go there are indications that there is a lack of a family structure. Marital strife is the number one problem in the church today as we know it. This shouldn’t be! Again, where is our focus? Divorce is becoming the norm in our society and tight-knit families an oddity. With single parenthood (much of which was not the fault of the spouse with the child) constantly rising, there is only so much the mother or father is some cases, can do. Worse yet, teen pregnancy rising on a daily basis. Our children are not being taught true “family values”. Values to live by on a “day in — day out” basis. With an “I got mine, you get your own” kind of attitude, things only get worse. Married couples need to develop a closer relationship with Christ! Again, where is our focus? God ordained marriage to be a blessed and holy union! Not to be gotten out of, except through death!Present day marriage vows have the statement, “Till Death Do Us Part”. We’re not taking this part of our marriage covenant seriously! We need to reevaluate our commitments that we have made to our spouse. More importantly, we need to reevaluate our commitment and our focus to Christ! Rededicate yourself to your spouse. No matter what you think your “problem or situation” is. Stop trying to change things. You can’t. I can’t. Only God can. Re-focus your attention on Jesus Christ and He will in return make the necessary changes in your marriage and family life. Christ will then allow you to be examples of “Light” in this world of darkness. Divorce should not be an option to consider, unless there are scriptural reasons. Matthew 5:32 says, “Only for marital unfaithfulness”. Marital unfaithfulness does not limit itself to adultery only!Marital unfaithfulness can also include improper thoughts or lusts, physically and spiritually speaking. There are forms of misconduct in a marriage that could also be included such as alcoholism, physical abuse, emotional abuse or just plain neglect. If Christ is in us, there should be no reason for neglecting our spouse or our family. Sometimes we feel like we need to “get away”. Well, that may be, but plan a family “get away”, or a special trip for just you and your spouse. Another thing to remember, if you feel you need a “break”, your spouse could very well need a break as well. Work on your own faults! Work them out with Jesus Christ! And Christ will help you to refocus your attention so that your priorities will be in the right place! Remain where you are — in love! Remember your Responsibility, and Remain where you are!
 
Blessings,
 

Defeating The Spirit Called Python

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Choking sensations while sleep, A squeezing of

the neck to cut off the flow of air (your breath) while dreaming- Can't

speak, Feeling Helpless, Fearful thoughts?  All of these things could

very well be a spiritual demonic attack.

 

You very well could be under attack by a demon spirit of fear that I will

call PYTHON.  I say Python because of the way it attacks.  Python snakes

are know for their length and their strength, and can render a full-grown

man helpless in a matter of minutes by literally squeezing the breath out

of him.  A Python wraps itself around the victim and constricts (squeeze)

much like the Boa Constrictor, until the victim is helpless.  Then and

only then can the python destroy it's victim.

 

There have been very few reports of human deaths due to a pythons attack

in the natural sense, but in the "spiritual realm" the python can be

deadly, very deadly.  And we need to cast that spirit out in the Name of

Jesus!

 

 

Naturally the thought of snakes can strike a chord of fear in most

people, so it is no surprise that Satan uses

the "spiritual" python to attack the body of Christ, and the effects can

sometimes be very devastating.

 

This spirit of fear needs to be exposed for what it is, a demonic spirit,

which is not of God, and comes straight from the enemy Satan.  Now it's

not our place to give the devil any credit or glory, but we must confront

him as we are being attacked.  Even though the devil knows that he is a

defeated foe, he wants you and I to fear him because he knows that his

time is almost up because of the Blood of Jesus!

 

But why python?  Why a snake?  Well let's go back to the beginning to the

book of Genesis.

"The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his

nostrils the breath of Life; and man became a living soul", Genesis 2:7.

 

We were created by God the Father.  DO you realize that we are breathing

the very breath of God?  Take a few minutes and think about that the

breath of God.  We take breathing for granted.

 

 

In the next few verses we see that God put man in a place to be in His

presence and gave very specific instructions: verses 8-9 "And the Lord

God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom He

had formed.  And out of the ground made the Lord god to grow every tree

that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also

in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."

(Also read verses 15 to 23 which addresses how mankind became deceived)

 

Genesis 3:1-15 Introduces the Python, especially verse 14: "And the Lord

God said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed

above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; and upon your belly

shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life."

 

Verse 15 clearly shows us the warfare that is to take place, verse 15 "

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed

and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

 

And so the battle has begun!  From the days of Adam and Eve, the serpent,

which we're calling Python, has gone on a rampage "seeking whom he may

devour".

Python seeks to bring feelings of dread and fear to the believer.  Fear

becomes doubt and unbelief, unbelief becomes disobedience and

disobedience becomes sin, which leads to spiritual death.  And that's

exactly what the devil wants to see in a believer's life, death and

destruction.

Thankfully we have authority over this serpent called Python, and it can

be defeated!  "For we wrestle not against flesh And blood, but against

principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of

this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians

6:12-. 

It is a spiritual fight because Christ Jesus has already defeated the

enemy, Satan, the serpent called Python.  Christ has conquered death,

hell, and the grave, and holds the keys in His hand.  But what part do we

have in this war?  How are we to fight?  Praise, Worship and Obedience to

God.

 

Python attempts to stop our breath so that we can't praise God, Python

"squeezes" us to keep us from worshipping God, and wants to "kill" us so

that we become disobedient.  When someone is choking, or having a panic

attack, it's as if the airflow is being restricted.  IF we can't breathe,

we can't say anything.  And if we are not aware of what's going on, we

eventually grow weaker and weaker until we are unable to fight back.

God desires praise, worship and obedience.  We should give God ALL

praise, honor and worship because He is the LORD of ALL lords, the KING

of all kings, and He is THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE!

(Emphasis mine)

 

 

We should fear the one true GOD and worship HIM, and not the gods of this world.

Judges 6:10 says"I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the

Amorites, in whose land you dwell" the last part of this verse says,

"but you have NOT obeyed my voice"-Obedience and worship go hand in hand.

When you truly worship God, you will make the decision to obey Him.  I

Samuel 12:24 tells us to "only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with

all you r heart; for consider how great things HE has done for you."

Satan does nothing "great" FOR you without destroying you.  But God has

done great things for us because He loves us.  Satan is the father of all

lies.  God is the Father of ALL truth!

 

Python can be beaten.  Praise, worship and obedience are the keys that

the devil wants us to be ignorant of.  Start praising, worshipping and

obeying God, and Python will have to go, in the Name of Jesus-Amen.

 

Let's agree in prayer right now:

Father, in the Name of Jesus, who is seated at your right-hand.  I ask

that you give each person reading this a clearer understanding of the

spiritual warfare that we as your children are in.  Lord I pray that we

all spend more and more time in "the secret place" as mentioned in Psalms

91 so that we can draw closer to you.  Satan, you are hereby notified

that the blood of Jesus is against you and that your attacks have no

authority over the life of God's children.  Your plans have been

cancelled and reversed in the name of Jesus!

Thank you Father for these things in Jesus name, AMEN!

Blessings,

Prophet Roger D. King

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