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“Laugh and Confuse The Devil”

“Laugh and Confuse The Devil” Author: Pat Aman

As Children of God, we need to laugh often. When we learn to laugh in our times of troubles, it defeats Satan.

(Proverbs 17:22) “A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.”

First of all, think about it. The devil himself is sending out everythingin his power, demons and all, to try to defeat the children of God. And the sad thing about it is we are letting him. We need to learn to laugh in his face. See, when we are laughing, even in the time of trouble, it will confuse him. He will sit back, scratch his head, and will be thinking to himself, “Now I have sent out every demonic power I have to attack them, and they are laughing.” 

See, Satan is not all knowing. He cannot read our minds. He only knows what we speak. And when we speak negative things in our life, he knows he is winning the battle over us. A lot of times we are speaking negative things into existence in our own lives. We need to stop giving the devil ideas, he has enough on his own. We need to learn that sometimes it is just better to keep our mouths shut, that is unless we are going to laugh, give thanks, or praise God.

(Proverbs 18:21) “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

I can hear you now, “Pastor Pat, you just do not know!” 

Well I can tell you that maybe I do. I am 65 years old, and my life hasnot been a bed of roses. I could write a book on losses, hardships, disappointments, discouragement, sickness, and a few other things. But what good would it do to tell the devil everything he already knows? So I am just going to praise God, and thank Him for restoration. I am going to tell everyone about the joy, mercy, and grace of my Lord and Savior. As Christians we have given Satan too much lead way in our lives. We have given him too much credit. It is time we, as Christians, stop chasing Satan and demons and start chasing God, and He will take care of Satan and the demons. Again, stop giving Satan so much credit, and exert our power over him, In Jesus’ name.

(Matthew 16:18-19. And I also say to you, that you are Peter, on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. 19. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 

Remember, the rock is not Peter as an individual, since Jesus substituted a foundation rock. Jesus meant that He Himself is the Rock upon which the church is built, and the church is built out of those stones that have made their confession of faith in Him. That is us, His children, the Body of the Church, believers in Jesus Christ. In other words, when we as Christians stand up and take our authority over the Gates of Hell, which is the power of death, then hell and everything in it cannot advance intothe kingdom, nor claim victory over those who belong to God. Just as Peter was a representative of the church throughout the ages, Jesus is passing on to His church His authority or control to bind and to loose . And binding and loosing have to do with forbidding or permitting. In other words, Jesus is stating that the church will be empowered to continue in the privileged responsibility of leavening the earth with His kingdom power and provision. 

Just remember this, that as Children of God, you should have enough power to walk into a room where Satan and his demons are trying to enter or control, and they ask you where they need to go as they are running out of the room. 

See, they cannot stay in the Presence of God. And if God is your Lord and Savior, then the Presence of God is in you. So I will say again, stop giving the powers of hell so much credit. For they have none, but what you give to them. 

Blessings, Love and Prayers, 

Pastor Pat Aman 

Also please know that; I thank my God every  time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy For when I end each message with “My Love & Prayers,” I truly mean that,  for I pray for each of you every evening! 

( Philippians 1:3-4)

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Your Passion And Purpose In Life

Your Passion And Purpose In Life

 A passion for life comes from fulfilling your purpose in life. Because God is your Creator, seek Him to find your purpose and passion in life. Because most of us do not seek God nor His purpose for our lives, we become bored, tired, dishearten, depressed, self-destructive, double-minded, and aimless when going about our daily activities.

We can only have a life-long passion for life by seeking God’s purpose in our lives and making ourselves available for that purpose. 

2 Timothy 2:21″If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use.” 

If we are not fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives, a life-long passion for life is impossible. If we choose not to make ourselves available for God’s use, we end up wallowing in sin, dishonor, purposelessness, self-destruction, and eventually eternal death separated from God forever.

We must remember that as God looks at us the body of Christ, he look at us as one. Why, because we are one body, born of one spirit. When God sees us, he sees many members parts of the body, but he see one body. He sees the body of Christ. He sees the body of anointing. We must understand itis not about God seeing all your individual needs. In fact if you read your Bible and Study, you will see you have no individual destiny outside of cooperate destiny. If you do not understand where you play in the big roll, you will not understand your individual roll. Because individual destiny is inside of cooperate destiny. 

We all must work together as a church to win the world to Christ. As you work in the cooperate anointing, you will soon realize and see that God has been directing you to your purpose in life. You destiny, through the gifts that he has given you. 

Do not ever think you are not important to God. He made you and placed you here on this earth to do his work. You are very special to him.

Just seek God, and he will grow your gifts, purpose and destiny. He will show you the direction he wants you to go.

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Blessing, Love and Prayers, 

Pastor Pat

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Who Has Built Your House?

Who Has Built Your House?

Author: Pat Aman

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

There are at least three lessons in this text.

First, no project can succeed unless it is the Lord’s will. God is workingout his plan for his creation and it does not matter how hard we strive to go our own way, we will not succeed unless our way is God’s way.

Second, what God intends to build will get built. No force in heaven or on earth can stop God from doing what he has planned. His success is guaranteed.

Third, God will work with us to accomplish his will. He needs no human hands. The One who spoke worlds into existence can surely build a house on his own. But by his grace he has purposed to do some of his work through human laborers. We are not cast adrift into the world to live lives of meaningless mediocrity. We were created to follow hard after God, carrying out his will and working in his kingdom.

While we labor we do so with the assurances found in Psalm 127:1. As the people of God, we strive to walk according to his ways, avoiding irrelevant, unproductive tasks that do not conform to his will while pursuing wholeheartedly the work he has called us to do. And as we labor for him we know that our labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58). God will complete what he has begun and the fruit of our work will span eternity.

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Pastor Pat Aman  

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Pour Into Me, Lord

God is opening so many new doors this year. I stand amaze in His goodness, love, mercy and grace.

This is the reason I took some private time to pray and study. But, mostly to just sit in God’s presence and listen.

I did not let the noise around me, keep the fire burning wind of the Holy Spirit from engulfing me with a fresh anointing, a new Vision.

I thank God for pouring a new oil over me. I allowed Him to renew me, so I could accept and understand the anointing oil being poured into me.

All I can say to each of you would be, steal away into the arms of your Father God. He is waiting to hug you. To shield you. To share with you.

Are you ready?

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The poem below was shared with me on November 7th, 2010, by a dear friend and sister, Kaye Carr.
She is in Heaven now, and I do miss her so very much.

I think we should, as Kaye said to me, “Pat, I think this world would be a better place to live, if everyone would follow the advice of this poem.”

Slow Me Down Lord
Author: ~ Wilfred A. Peterson~

Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind.
Steady my harried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me,
Amidst the confusions of my day,
The calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves
With the soothing music
Of the singing streams
That live in my memory.

Help me to know
The healing power of sleep,
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations
Of slowing down
To look at a flower;
To chat with an old friend
Or make a new one;
To pat a stray dog;
To watch a spider build a web;
To smile at a child;
Or to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me each day that
the race is not always to the swift;
That there is more to life
than increasing its speed.

Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew great and strong
Because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down, Lord,
And inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of life’s enduring values
That I may grow toward the stars
Of my greater destiny.

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Life Is Not A Crap Shoot

Life Is Not A Crap Shoot

When seeking God’s will for your life have you ever gotten your Bible down and told God, now God, I am going to open my Bible to your scripture and the first scripture I read, I know will be what I am supposed to do. (Now, be honest, I do not want to have to pray for you. I know I am not the only one who has ever done that.)  But, when I  did let my Bible fall open to a page and started reading, it was not what I wanted to hear, so I tried it again. You know 2 out of 3 wins.

God has let me know real fast that He or His Word is not like shooting craps.

Sometimes I want to know more.  I want to be able to make the right decisions for my life.  I don’t want to go outside of the will of God and

find myself flailing about in the midst of consequences I actually bring upon myself.  I want more than anything to stay within the pathway He sets before me.  And while I want one thing, I have to accept the fact that what I want may not be the best choice for me or for others.

Ultimately, I want God’s best.  I take seriously the larger decisions in my life.  I think everything I do works together with God’s plan to build up His kingdom and grow me spiritually.  I have various folks in my life who influence my thinking; sometimes they just add to my confusion. Do I have an Amen to that last statement.

We sometimes allow things and people into our lives that God had not planned for us. When this happens, God does not change the landscape of our lives and put those things and people in His arrangement. He will try to straighten out the mess we have made when we let Him.  Key, when we let Him.

“For this world’s wisdom is foolishness with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their own craftiness.  And again, The Lord knows the thoughts and reasonings of the wise and recognizes how futile they are.”  1 Corinthians 3:19-20 

We try to reason everything out and the more we reason, the more we seek another’s counsel, the less we know and the more muddled our thoughts become.  That is when I retreat.  I actually stop talking to people about my quandary, my crossroad.  I sit quietly before the Lord and ask Him for His wisdom.  I rest until I have a clear answer.  That can be daunting.

Sometimes the answer seems totally out of sync with anything I’ve been advised.  I don’t know about you, but most times God leads me to act, not on logic, but on faith.  The leap may be frightening.  I tend to argue with God in these times, just like Moses saying he couldn’t speak before Pharaoh.  So God gives him Aaron to go along and help him.  

Sometimes I think all the things God used to make Pharaoh let Israel go, was to show Moses the power of God’s might.  I relate well to old Moses.  But that is because I take my eyes off God and put them on myself.  Moses was more concerned with his inadequacy than God’s adequacy.  Logic sees as far asone can see before the jump; faith sees God at the end of the jump.  

From that vantage point, we catapult with courage, knowing He provides a safe landing.

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Hide God’s Word In Your Heart

While I have been off FB, I have noticed where a lot of people were just looking at the picture and quote I post, and do not read the of devotions. 

We must read and study God’s infallible word. It builds us up in Faith and Wisdom. Just looking at a picture with a quote does not continually help us grow in God. It makes us feel good for a moment, then slowly fades away when we are facing attacks of satan. Maybe even facing a mountain. But, being able to speak God’s word constantly over our life and the mountains builds us up, and grows our faith. Then when we reach the top of the mountain, we realize God deserves all the praise and honor. 

Psalm 119: 1-17 

1.Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.