Extravagant Praise

My next stop on this musical journey was at the COGIC (UK) Centre, to experience three nights of Extravagant Praise. The three nights of praise were in June, August and September of 2010. I knew God had something special in stored for my family and I. We were not disappointed! It brought tears to my eyes, blessed my heart, brought confirmation of the direction in which God was leading me and I felt renewed in my spirit. I had been longing for this form of freedom to express my love to God, through uninterrupted, prayerful songs of thanksgiving. God granted my heart’s desire by connecting me with Extravagant Praise.
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Suppressed Grief

Suppressed Grief
By Janice S Ramkissoon
12th May 2011
 

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2nd Timothy 1:7, KJV).

My experience of the various unprocessed grief in my life (from childhood to adult pain) became ‘a thorn in my flesh’. Some of these losses included: The death of loved ones; Our miscarriages; My loss of employment and financial independence; The loss of friends and community support, through relocation (including schooling and places of fellowship) and also through misunderstanding. Facing the struggles of adult life with all that unprocessed grief added to the fact that I was also grieving the loss of my childhood was disaster waiting to happen.
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Entering the Enemy’s Camp – Part 3

Fear versus Fear

There is fear of the Lord meaning, a ‘deep awe and reverence for the majesty and holiness of God.’ Proverbs 1:7 tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” The fear of the Lord is what keeps us from contaminating our vessels. Fear of the Lord is therefore, the start of our Christian journey, I believe. “Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.” (Acts 13:26, KJV)

Then there is fear—to be afraid, frightened. This fear is what the enemy uses to trap many babes in Christ. Being a babe in Christ is not threatening to the enemy and his army of demons. However, a mature believer who continues to grow [getting closer to God through prayer and fasting; reading the bible and applying its instructions to their lives—faith in action; constantly praising God] that is a follower of Christ who can do damage to the kingdom of darkness. That’s a believer who is armed with weapons of mass destruction, ready and willing to go into the enemy’s camp and not just take back what he has stolen, but seal the entrance where he once gained access to carry out the operation of robbery. Then help release the prisoners.
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Entering the Enemy’s Camp – Part 2

“See, you’re trying to steal my joy, my peace, my family and bring confusion to my mind but I won’t allow it. I refuse to go to that place of confusion. All that you are trying to steal, God gave them to me. They are mine ‘for keeps’. I will not allow you to rob me of my joy or my peace.

God told me that I am free: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (St. John 8:36, KJV). I believe God. Moreover, through my freedom, comes love[1] that ignites my joy, my peace, and my self-control. These are included in the many gifts that God has given to me, so I can worship Him in spirit and in truth. Therefore, I command you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to take your hands off me and all those connected to me. I have allowed you and your demons to sit comfortably in my house but no more! My freedom in Christ, represents broken chains for God told me that EVERY SHACKLE HAS BEEN BROKEN.
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