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    by Andy Castro

November 27, 2022

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.

The last two weeks I talked about the strategies of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. (You can find those two articles in the archives.) You will at some point realize the plans of God are not small in any sense of the word. He has a grand plan and purpose to complete on this earth. It is a plan greater than man can comprehend and visualize. But your part, to you, will also be grand and more than you can complete on your own power. After all,…  ( Click for more )

November 20, 2022

Last week I talked about the first strategy of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. You will at some point realize the plans of God are not small in any sense of the word. He has a grand plan and purpose to complete on this earth. It is a plan greater than man can comprehend and visualize. But your part, to you, will also be grand and more than you can complete on your own power. After all, God's original plan was to have Mankind dominate the earth.

If you think about it long enough this thought ups the ante'. Dominate! What are you to dominate? It can…  ( Click for more )

November 13, 2022

The battle seemed a sure loss in his mind as the enemy receded to refortify its army. He laid his weary head uncomfortably on a stone to gather his thoughts and strategy for the next attack. As his eyes closed, retreat and surrender calmly invaded his internal perceptions and emotions of the battle at hand. They sang a melancholy song reminiscing the long past peaceful days. Its melody had a soft beat of propaganda, misinterpreting freedom and peace. The warrior’s memory walked him through his predestined life as the king’s only son. His three elder brothers died in the…  ( Click for more )

November 6, 2022

She walks with a painful limp, feet are blistered, legs burn with every step and her clothes are battle worn. Uncovered skin sluggishly bleeds from intruding jungle brush. Her weathered face and unkept hair paint a picture of unbridled determination. She holds two weapons; her machete to forge her own path and the memory of the voice who called her to greatness. In the brief moments of drifting into restless sleep she rewrites the definition of greatness in her mind and fights the desire to revert to the old life of mediocrity. With a sudden jolt from her heart she wakens to her bold…  ( Click for more )

October 30, 2022

Paul was a greedy thief. He was Bounty hunter paid to find Christians and take them to prison. Because of his testimony against them, they would be executed.He personally had the Apostle Stephen killed. The scales of injustice weighed heavily against him, yet, after his conversion, he wrote, “THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.” I’m sure Paul was tempted to not write the letters he did because of his…  ( Click for more )

October 23, 2022

John 17:18 The MESSAGE

In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.(Jesus)

Mission:

a. A special assignment given to a person or group

b. A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit.

It is clear. Jesus has given us an assignment, a mission or a call for our life.

If you don't know what it is, it is time to find out.

If we do not seek out and follow Gods plan, spiritually we slowly fade away into a slumber always living short of personal internal victories and never completing the will of God.…  ( Click for more )

October 16, 2022

The curse of all curses will seek you out, torture and humiliate you. It berates you publicly and entrances you into believing its' sinister story. Its’ ploy is to keep you prisoner within the falsity of your self-perception. It entices you to marry into its extended family; which includes baggage of a hellish, reoccurring nightmare. You eventually begin to think and speak as it thinks and speaks. Before you know it, you’ve lived a lifetime of self-approved and self-reinforced pain, misery, loneliness and despair.

Yes it's a dreadful curse spoken over you as a…  ( Click for more )

October 9, 2022

Disappointment and failure is all I felt as I thought back about 2014.

I kept trying to find some tangible evidence that I had a victorious year.

Did I set my goals to high? Did I ask for too much? Did I miss God on this one?

You see, I honestly felt 2014 would be my year so I declared it boldly on my Face Book header. It read; "2014Year of the Victor". I had a great picture to go with it that showed the intensity of my belief. This was the year my business would be started. This is the year I would be well on my way to financial independence. This is the…  ( Click for more )

September 25, 2022
It was dark thirty in the morning; I was looking at dimly lit street lights leading to an unfamiliar destination. Anxiously sipping from a cup of biting java, I waited for the traffic light gods to release me from the red light. While waiting, I focused on the GPS, scrolling to my next left and right, hoping I could get……  ( Click for more )
March 14, 2021
I have an issue I must work through regularly. It's embarrassing. I reach for attention through my words written from visuals in my mind. To write or not to write is my constant question. I realize I must learn to keep my soul and spirit separate from my gifting. My gifts are accessories in my life to complete……  ( Click for more )
November 8, 2020
"Bob Beaman's legs gave way, and an astonished and overwhelmed Beamon suffered a brief cataplexy attack brought on by the emotional shock and collapsed to his knees, his body unable to support itself, placing his hands over his face. The news was overwhelming. Bob Beaman shattered the Olympic Long Jump record,……  ( Click for more )

It's true. I see dead people. It's not a daily occurrence but, on average, every couple of weeks or so. I have to wonder why I am privileged to see them. I didn't ask for this, and I certainly didn't expect it to happen. When it first happened, I was quite shocked and moved emotionally.

It took me back to the time when I was a child, and my grandmother died. I wept bitterly.

I recalled the last time I held my nineteen-month-old son, who had just been pronounced dead. The pain was so profound; I couldn't cry.

I'm at a hospital five days a week. I see these dead people…  ( Click for more )

September 27, 2020

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Psalm 91:16 KJV

This guy I know is one I don't want to be traveling with on a long road trip. He's a good guy, but his mouth tends to speak everything he is thinking. I mean everything. From the rising of the sun, till he lays his head down at night, he would say everything he's thinking. It's the gift of gab on a double shot of espresso. My ears work overtime consuming the thousands of letters crammed into my brain. The processing power it takes for my mind to comprehend the surplus of words causes me to lose…  ( Click for more )

September 13, 2020

'He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. ' Psalm 91:15 KJV

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My mind looks like this when I'm trying to write but getting nothing.

Chaos is the word.

Or maybe confusion.

I'm stretching and striving to put something together, and it isn't working.

That's how my spirit looks when I'm concerned about my future or my present. When I compare myself to others or lean toward…  ( Click for more )

September 6, 2020

'Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high because he hath known my name. ' Psalm 91:14 KJV

I like pretzels. I want them hot, out of the oven with plenty of butter on them. I like to look at them also. They intrigue me. The way they are twisted and shaped makes me wonder how pretzels' creator came up with the idea.

So I looked it up.

According to howstuffworks.com, The world…  ( Click for more )

August 30, 2020

'Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. ' Psalm 91:13

I've often looked at myself in the mirror and wanted to punch the mirror because of the disparaging thoughts I agree with concerning myself. Fortunately, I know better than to punch the mirror, lest I shatter it and cut myself.

Come to think of it. Agreeing with these damaging thoughts can shatter and cut our relationship with the Lord. These agreements will deface…  ( Click for more )

August 23, 2020

'They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. '

Psalm 91:12 AMP

Remember the shocking feeling radiating through your body when stubbing your little toe? The extreme pain makes you jump around like a dancing gorilla. You jump around like a one-legged high wire artist. Your voice box clamps up like a Venus flytrap preventing your bellow from expressing itself.

In verse 11 of Psalm 91, we learned God sends out from under His protective shelter and into the world to be a strong, developed, fighting believer. In this verse, we can…  ( Click for more )

August 9, 2020

'For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ' Psalm 91:11 AMP

Earthquakes shake and shift the ground we walk on. If it's strong enough, the shaking and shifting will damage and destroy the buildings we've settled in.

So, it is with God. He destroys the thoughts of comfort and complacency we enjoy under His protective sphere. At this moment in time, God is the earthquake.

The time comes when the Lord calls us out from His protective covering.

He calls us into the wild jungles of humanity to tame the land and develop great kingdoms…  ( Click for more )

August 2, 2020

'For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ' Psalm 91:11 AMP

Earthquakes shake and shift the ground we walk on. If it's strong enough, the shaking and shifting will damage and destroy the buildings we've settled in.

So, it is with God. He destroys the thoughts of comfort and complacency we enjoy under His protective sphere. At this moment in time, God is the earthquake.

The time comes when the…  ( Click for more )

July 26, 2020

'There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. ' Psalm 91:10 KJV

A key factor in the ability to believe this verse true is to have a deep and personal understanding of God’s love for you. God’s love and our fear are polar opposites of each other. The level of fear you experience in life tells the level of your belief in God’s love…  ( Click for more )

July 19, 2020

'Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;' Psalm 91:9 KJV

This verse grabs my attention. In the middle of this chapter, it exerts God's powerful ability to destroy the works of Satan. This verse reminds me of the cheesy commercials that play up their product then state, "But that's not all!" It's phycological wording to reel in your attention to increase the perceived value in your mind.

But God is not cheesy. He, in this verse, is upping the ante. God is adding more goodness to your plate.…  ( Click for more )

July 12, 2020

'But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor's leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?" ' Mark 4:38 AMP

How could Jesus be asleep in the middle of a violent storm? …  ( Click for more )

June 14, 2020

'Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.'

Psalm 91:8 KJV

On my last blog on Psalm 91:7, we talked about the difficulty of believing God's words. At times, the Word of God seems to be too good to be true. Verse 8 gets better.

When we submit our way of trying to live our life to the full and trust God's direction, we will see the enemy fail in every aspect of our life. God will also make the enemy return all he has stolen from us.

Let's break this down.

"Only with thine eyes" means you will be an actual witness on how…  ( Click for more )

May 10, 2020

'A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but danger will not come near you. '

Psalm 91:7 KJV

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

It's been a prevalent statement over the years. It's a sensible statement to remember concerning advertisements for any given product. In this world, we have to use wisdom for purchases, relationships, and quick fixes.

Unfortunately, this statement mixed with our personal experiences can taint how we view and react to God's Word.

In regards to the verse, for instance,

How…  ( Click for more )

May 3, 2020

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Psalm 91:6 KJV

Strong's Definition of pestilence.

From H1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence

Root word def:

V) rbd (דבר DBR) - Speak: A careful arrangement of words or commands. KJV

After studying and meditating on this verse, here is a little of what I see and hear.

The enemy is allowed to put us in circumstances that expose our deepest fears. Exposing fears is a part of our life's process to forge in us an unshakable faith…  ( Click for more )

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