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Summary: Everyday our fellow christians lose out on the blessings of God simply by giving up. A blessing is truly worth fighting for no matter how big or small.

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Text Exodus 1 7-19B

Here we are in a familiar portion of scripture, the children of Israel are still enslaved by Egypt. A new King is set forth in Egypt by the name of Pharoah, who might I add does not know Joseph ( Joseph died 144 years before Isreal left Egypt, or 64 years before Moses was born.) One of the first things the new king notice’s is the large number of Israelites they have enslaved, so the first thing on the new king’s agenda is to deal with them. You see he is fearful that the children of Israel will grow to the point that they will fight against them to gain freedom. So he gathers all the task masters, and has what he thinks is a brilliant plan, he will make the children of Israel work harder than ever. His thinking behind this is to make them so busy, they have no home life, and therfore no more Babies! So they build King Pharoah two big treaser cities, and the men of Israel worked terribly hard, only the Kings plan back fired on him, the bible says,(VS. 12)"the more they worked them, the more they grew".

Know this today saint of God, the enemy puts many different obsticles in our lives, it is easy to loose spiritual growth by being too busy in this life; work, kids soccer, football, cheerleading, girl scouts, basketball ect. We live in a society today, when the church services should be growing and increasing, but now to the point when a Pastor struggles to get an audience on Sunday nights, so they cancel it. We should be a mighty nation of very spiritual people. We are a country that was founded on the true gospel of Jesus Christ, but now a nation of people with various cults, and false doctrines. We need to grow from the obsticles, just like the Children of Isreal.

So this leads us to the next Idea the King had, he planned to have the Mid Wives kill the male babies of the children of Israel after their birth, the bible says the Mid wives fear God, and didn’t do as the king said, and King Pharoah see’s the male babies are still alive, and being born, so he called in the mid wives and asks them why are the male babies still living? I love the answer the mid wives gave the king, they said in VS 19 KJV," For the Hebrew women are not as the Egyption women, for they are Lively" The Hebrew women knew that a blessing was coming to them in the form of a baby, and their precious child would not die, even if they died giving birth without a mid wive present.

The Kingdom of God will not die, Jesus tells Simon, " Upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."Mat. 16:18. One thing that realy upsets the devil is when the kingdom of God advances, or when people recieve salvation. He will fight to try to destroy the church. I heard a great saying by a pastor once, he said," If the devil could destroy the children of God, he would have taken us out of his way a long time ago!" We are a victorious Church, a victorious people, just know the devil is out to steal your blessing.

The blessings of God is something worth fighting for. God wants more than anything to bless you and your life. We need to stand up, draw a line in the sand and say "devil, enough is enough, you stole my joy, you stole my peace, but I’m on the Lords side, and these blessings belong to me, you can’t have them anymore!!". Carmen just happens to be one of my favorite Christian music artist, I used to have a t-shirt from him that said " The next time the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future."

Want your blessing, Get lively, fight for it, and recieve it.


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Emmanuel Halm

commented on Aug 22, 2014

I have heard many preachers say that the Devil can steal our blessings; I beg to differ. The Lord is our shepherd and a better shepherd who watches over us (Ps23) He is our refuge in times of trouble.Ps91 he does not sleep nor slumber. Ps 121 He can choose to allow the devil to do somethings which can or could affect us but only when he allows it for a reason.What ever the Lord gives us he is able to keep for us by his power. The children of Israel had rest for 40 years and until they stared fooling around did GOD Handed over to the devil. The whole of the book Judges was full of such stories. He needs Gods permission to do anything against his children. This does not mean we can fool around but none of can claim that we keep our children ,assets because we have done all right .It is simply the grace of God that has kept us and brought us where we are

Keenan Darnell

commented on Mar 25, 2015

I believe this is based off of getting out of the will of God. The Devil cannot steal it if we are in the strong tower of the Lord, however when we feel like giving up, as the sermon notes state, that is when we need to fight to keep what rightfully belongs to us in Jesus... Must have misread.

Pastor Ray

commented on May 15, 2015

How can you talk about giving and allowing Satan to steal your joy. I'm sorry as a pastor myself it's hard for me to except your answer. We all go throug situations and sometimes those are what wants us to go though or we have slip away from God a little and Satan wiggled his way in. What about in your personal life? Is it different? I'm sorry I don't understand how men and women of God can allow satan to steal what God has put together. I've read all the things on the internet like I already stated, but as a man of God myself have gone through a dark period of my life, and I to felt like giving up. I was trying to give reason as to way it was ok. You see I prayed, and I seeked the face of God, and he gave me peace, and because I did that my wife and I have been blessed with a more powerful ministary, plus a love for each other that is out of this world. Only because we turned to God and prayed and we did it together. Brother I'm sorry, but you stepped out of the will of God when you didn't keep that promise you made to God and to someone else. I'm only writing this, because you are my brother in christ.

Keenan Darnell

commented on May 23, 2015

Writing this because I'm your brother in Christ? Or openly trying to bash me on the internet. If you have issue with me, call me. That's what real men, and brothers in Christ do. It's a shame people use this as a bashing and judging platform. If you don't agree, don't read.

Pastor Ray

commented on May 25, 2015

Bro. I came to you like the Bible states. How can you bring the word, when you yourself have bashed others, the mother of your children. I seen it on the internet. That should of been left under wraps, I seen the news report. How can a man that's called to do God's work, go against everything the bible talks about. The number one excuse for divorce, is the very same accusations you made. My God don't like hate. Where there is hate, God ain't. How could someone do that? I have done the work of my Lord for many many years, I have seen it all. When I speak to couples that are heading for divorce, I first tell them to pray together as one, just like you vowel to God. One part I love is what God has joined together let no man or woman, do what? I don't recall when the bible change? Hate, judging, lies, divorce. When did God change my Bro. I would call you, but I don't have your number. When I see a pastor who has or is doing things that are not of God. I go to the them, but I always pray hard, I cry out to God to give me the wisdom, the heart, the mind and the lips to use in his will. God spoke to me and I have a word for you.

Pastor Ray

commented on May 25, 2015

What happened to having a pastors heart? Do we not need one now a days? The coming of the Lorthey've been called or they are considered a Christian they don't have to abide by Godsword any longer. I didn't think anybodgiven that privilege of living lifestyle they want but still making it into heaven. People are going to church that need to hear the word they're not going to know the difference between a sinner and a saint because they're all alike. So how are we to win souls again for the Kingdom of God? Are we not supposed to be different from this world and if we're doing worldly things how we being different? I have been at the same church for over 40 years, that should tell you something God has blessed me and my family I've had one wife I've had plenty of women from the church come on to me women outside of the church come on to me, but I remember that Vowel I made to God and to my wife on my wedding day. My soul isn't worth going to hell because of golden opportunities. Too bad you're enjoying all that stuff here on earth and not focusing on what God called you to do. I still have a word from God for you if you would like to hear it. If you don't that's because you're guilty of everything I'm saying, you feel so guilty it's eating you up inside.

Keenan Darnell

commented on Jun 3, 2015

email me, and I will give you my number. glcpastor1@cox.net

Pastor Ray

commented on Jun 13, 2015

I will email you in the next few days.

Pastor Ray

commented on Jun 28, 2015

I'm very sorry brother that I haven't contacted you. i've been busy with youth camp, and a lot of other things. I will be emailing you soon.I just want you to know that I read a lot of blogs by pastors and I researched them because in today's time there are so many false profits so many men of God turn to the wicked ways of this world, not from it. I do call out to other pastors if I have any questions. I feel that's what God wants me to do.

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