How to make your enemies the footstool of Jesus

The Lord told us that he uses physical things to explain the spiritual. We live in the earth with physical bodies but our minds should be heavenly. God’s will must be done in earth as it is done in heaven.  When we have the Christ-mind, we have a heavenly mind. To be saved into Christ is to be hidden in Christ. As Paul says in Galatians 2:20: It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. (Gal 2:20) The things of this world can’t touch us if we remain in Christ.

Before Jesus was crucified he was called Jesus of Nazareth. After the cross,He became Jesus Christ. He is the Christ! He now has a Spiritual body and sits on the right hand of God waiting for His enemies to become His footstool. Note, that he will not make the enemy his footstool, we are the ones who should do it. We do this by following Jesus daily and laying down our lives.  We have given our lives to Christ and His Spirit lives in us, however, we live in a physical body and the FLESH lusts after the things of the Flesh.

Gal 5:17: “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” 

In Galatians 19 Paul lists the fruits of the Flesh.  I am saying that the flesh is the enemy that must become the footstool of Christ.

The enemy is my sinful nature that must be dealt with daily, at the cross. Worry is fearfulness and it is the enemy. So is pride, anger, gossip, judgment greed—the list goes on and on.  All people have this inherent problem called ‘The Flesh’. The problem is not demons that float around in the air and jump into me at will. There is no point in blaming the Devil when we step over the line. We are the ones who must guard our hearts against sin. We do this by doing introspection daily and dealing with sin at the cross while using communion. 

Jesus said we should pick up our cross and follow him. We follow Jesus and deal with the flesh in the same way he did. He crucified the flesh. This is why we eat the flesh of Christ. Remember how offended the disciples were when he said they must eat His flesh? This is because they did not understand what the flesh was, and most people I meet have the same problem.

The life we live in Christ is the life of dying to the flesh. As we allow the Holy Spirit to show us which sins we must die too, our minds slowly begin to transform, as we become a living sacrifice. (Rom 12:1-2) Use your imagination and see what you look like when you are angry, then take it to Jesus at the cross and he will crucify it in the same way he was crucified. In this way we become a new creation, no longer living after the flesh we will begin to live in the Spirit.

Gal 5:22-26:  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

This is the way the enemy becomes the footstool of Christ.

We rule with Christ when we rule over the enemy of our own lower self.  

Eph 2:5-6:  “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”

When we use the cross to die to the sinful nature we follow Jesus into his death and also into his resurrection, to live and rule in the Spirit with Him!

Over what do we rule in Christ? We rule over the flesh! Now Romans 14:11 says:  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.   

Now your flesh becomes the footstool of Christ!

Why does God allow bad things?

Guard the heart!

All people have free will and this is the reason why some may choose to be as evil as they like and God allows it. Some people are senselessly killing maiming and slaughtering the animals of the earth, yet God allows it. With the present-day Russian-Ukrainian war, we see this same kind of cruelty, yet God allows it. We see how women and children are mistreated and left for dead and many other cruelties too numerous to name. These things cause intellectual people to ask: why does God not stop it?

The reason why God does not intervene is because God has given the earth to man, and man has a free will to do with it what he likes.

Jer 17:9;  “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is the conscience which is that place in us where God has written His laws, we all have a knowing of right and wrong. But whether we will choose to obey God’s laws is our own business

People who are stealing are not listening to the rules of the heart, they are not asking God for money they are making their own money regardless of who they are harming as in the case of the ANC government. The Russians are making money by killing and maiming just like the poachers are killing animals mercilessly.

The subject of Jeremiah 17 is that God wants to prosper man, He wants man to be like a tree.

Jer 17:8:  “For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:8

Because God wants to prosper us, he is always searching our hearts to see if we are guarding our hearts against inner evil. He wants us to trust Him, He wants to care for us but we have to love Him with all our hearts –all our souls and everything in us. While we are trusting Him it may be that bad things happen to us but this is how He can see if we truly trust Him and believe He will help us. The story of Job in the Bible is our story. God is always searching our hearts and finding ways to test us because he knows how deceitful the heart of man is.

Jer 17:10:  “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

Jeremiah 17:10

We must not be discouraged by what we see happening in the world. Never think that God has forgotten about you.  Wicked worldly people have always been trashing the earth.

Isa 60:2  “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” 

Isaiah 60:2

I have been living by faith for 45 years and I have seen how true this is. This scripture above is for today.

Terrible things are happening on the earth but the glory of the Lord is rising on the Lord’s people. We will always be provided for. God will always make a way for his people; He will always provide for you if you prove that you trust Him.

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The still and powerful Conscience

Many years ago when my wife and I came to the Ohrigstad valley in 1974, there was no electricity.

The generators were the only sound that broke the silence and night. We used to sleep outside because the houses were so hot, we had no fans. When we bought our diesel generator it would stand there shuddering belching smoke and making an earth-shattering noise. It was a blessing when we could shut it down and let the calm return at night. Later when solar panels came on the market we were amazed at how this panel would lay there in the sun producing power without a sound.

It reminded me of when I had no clue about the conscience that I was very much like that old generator—making a lot of noise trying to be a provider for my family making unnecessary mistakes, and expending too much energy to fix everything with my own power.

When I learned about the conscience I became like a solar panel. When the sun rises in the morning it soaks up the light and life of God and charges the batteries without any effort at all.

The conscience can be compared to the solar panel, always ready to energize the batteries.

As long as the panel is connected in the correct way, it will provide light. However when storm clouds appear the solar panel can not produce. This is what happens when we worry and become afraid for our children’s future in this dark country. God is like the sun shining all the time, but we cause the storms and clouds that block out His light and life.

Where do the storm clouds come from? They come out of our own deep thoughts to become clouds in our sky that block out the light. If I am not connected to God through a clear conscience there is no power to generate light, to be God’s light in this dark world. The clear conscience, when it is clear and peaceful absorbs the power of God to be God’s power in the world. It receives the Knowledge of the power we possess in Christ Jesus. Eph. 1;17. These are scriptures we should pray daily when we wake up. We should always be ready receptor to hear God and to understand when He is causing circumstances and situations that will cause us to always be in a position to bring His power into the earth.

As we are facing dark times without electricity I would like to encourage everyone to start by being a light where you are. Everything that is physical is also spiritual.  As God’s light shines in us, we become receptors that will have the knowledge to fix all problems.  The Bible teaches that nothing will be impossible for us and that God is able to supply all our needs in Christ Jesus. Obey the rules of the conscience and prepare to be amazed as God is supplying exceedingly abundantly above all that we could think or ask for: ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT IS WITHIN US! (Eph 3:20) 

This is the last letter for 2022. Our next letter will be in January 2023. Please tell us about your year and the blessings you have experienced! We would love to hear your testimonies. You can write them in the comments below!

Until next year

The Shoe Family.

Guarding our hearts daily

One of the most informative scriptures in the Bible is Genesis 6:5.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” 

God came down to earth to see the state of the heart of man, and He saw that the imaginations and thoughts of the heart of man were always evil. The result was that he ordered Noah to build the ark because He was going to wipe all evil from the face of the earth through a flood. This is how strong God feels about the conscience of man.

In the New Testament, God lives in the heart of man. We must love God with all our hearts, mind, soul and everything that is within us. In Psalm 21:2 God gives us the desire of our hearts. In Proverbs 4:23 we must guard our hearts above all else because all the issues of life come from it.

The miraculous part that is within all mankind is the imagination and thoughts of the heart. God provides for us according to the way we keep our hearts sin-free so that the heart is only His dwelling.

Many times in my life I have thought that we cannot pay the salaries this month because of a lack of funds, yet we have not even once not paid salaries on time. God has always provided. It is miraculous! It reminds me of the way Jesus held a hand full of fish and bread up to heaven, thanking the Father for the provision and the food multiplied in His hands as He gave it to five thousand people to eat their fill. Nothing is impossible to God! Here is a scripture that says that nothing shall be impossible to us.

Mat 17:20:  “For truly I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there. And it shall move. And nothing shall be impossible to you.”

When we hear of wars famine and souring petrol prices it could be that the slightest bit of worry comes into us. I would like to remind our readers that fear comes into the heart. The same heart that we gave to God becomes the dwelling of the stench of fear, after which follows all the other works of the flesh. Fear defiles the imaginations and thoughts of the heart. It is thorns in the garden of the heart that chokes the good harvest.

God provides for us according to the way we think.

Eph 3:20:  “Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

But what power is within us? 

In the case of Job, we see that the thing he feared happened to him. Fear in the heart takes over the power of the heart to bring forth the things we fear.

Seen in this light we can see the importance of sanctification of the heart. We are all sinners, but we have a great high priest, Christ Jesus who sprinkles our hearts from an evil conscience. He cleanses our hearts when we use communion and washes it in pure water. Heb.10:22. This is when we can approach the throne of God with confidence and be sure that God will surely supply all your needs, exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think because He is the power present in the heart when we guard it above all else.

If it may be that you the reader are in desperate need. First, do introspection and ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart for sin. Now take communion and, crucify those negative things. When you are sure you have dealt with everything that is not of God, go and stand before the Almighty God and call the things you have need of as a son of God. Mark 11:23-25. Now remain in thanksgiving, receiving in the imagination and thoughts of the heart the things you need and give God the glory. You will have whatsoever you say you will have!

To help you along we have the Twelve Room Prayer. This free prayer booklet will help you organize your thoughts so you can be more productive in your prayer life.

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Negative Emotions hinder the Blessings

In my own spiritual growth, the greatest breakthrough was when I learned that negative emotions caused God could not to bless me. Because God taught us this truth we spend our lives teaching people about it.

When we draw a horizontal line through the middle of a page we can write good emotions in the top half. Things like those written in Gal 5:22: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.” 

In the bottom half, we write those negative things that are Gal 5:19-21:  “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

These are the works of the flesh. If I allow these lower emotions like impatiens, fear, or worry into my heart then the lower emotions have come into the above.

The top half, above the line, is where my spirit is present, it is also my heart. It is also where we hope and imagine. Our hearts belong to God and we should love God with all our hearts. In other words; keep the below from coming above.

Proverbs 4:23:  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  NIV.

Strictly speaking, when the below come above, we have a sinful state in the heart, which God does not bless. God is a good God who wants to bless us with all the good things we can imagine. When the below comes above, our imaginations are not life-giving.

The above is the kingdom of God within us. It can be described as a garden in which seeds must be sown into. If we allow the below into the above it will be compared to corrupted seeds that are being planted and it brings forth thorns and thistles. We are now like Adam, we are not guarding the garden; not guarding the heart.

However, who can Guard the heart completely? Who can keep the below out of the above by themselves? There is no other way than to follow Jesus.

Luk 9:23:  “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” 

We take up our cross and we nail to the cross those sinful thoughts like worry, fear, and shame. We do this in the same way that Jesus was crucified, we also crucify the sinful man. We do this while using communion. When we crucify the flesh we eat the flesh of Christ. Then we drink the blood of Jesus which is a seal for our hearts and provides us with a blood-washed conscience. Heb.12:22.

The below can no longer come above, we are sealed with the blood of Jesus, now you can go ahead and have a great day while giving God thanks and praise.

This is the only way to stay above.

Deuteronomy 28:1-8  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. 

Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. 

Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 

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December 2018

December 2018

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Ron wrote:

The imaginations and thoughts of the heart are meant to be in use. It is not meant to lay dormant for emergencies only. If it is not in use we are limiting God in the things He wishes us to bring forth by faith. We should be continually growing in all areas and should be living exiting lives where we believe for things we would have thought impossible in the past. The present political situation in our country, challenges in our health and family should be a challenge to overcome in our minds to not live in it but above it.

Deut 30:19:  “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live:”

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November 2018

November 2018

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Ron wrote:

I believe that all our readers have the understanding that the imagination can bring forth the things we really desire. God has given each one of us imaginations and thoughts of the heart. He has made a way for man to be supernaturally provided for. In Gen 6:5 God destroyed the earth because the above mentioned thoughts and imaginations of the heart was continually evil . The imaginations were not in use to bring forth good but evil.

As we can see the place inside of us, is the heart of man which has also been identified as the conscience. For the sake of understanding this letter let us call it the “IMAGERY”. This is of course the kingdom of God in us.

This is the place in us we used to play in as children, in our imagination.

 I am sure that each one of our readers have managed to bring things out of the imagery. Anything we really have need of can be seen in the imagery, and if we can do this continually those desires of the heart will come because God promises it. This place inside us is like soil that when it has been properly prepared we can sow a seed in it and expect the power of the soil of the imagery to bring forth  whatever we have imagined. Eph 3:22

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September 2018

September 2018

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Ron wrote:

Some of our readers are still struggling to understand the practicality of the kingdom of God.

Is it really the way God supplies all our needs?

As explained many times before the natural man is a carnal man driven by the fruits of the flesh, living by pride or for itself. This natural state in the heart of man is as Genesis 6:5 describes.

Gen 6:5:  “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

God caused the flood because of this heart that is wicket, ignorant and evil and chaotic. This is described as being the kingdom of darkness, deep and dark. Some people choose to give their kingdom of the mind to the beasts of Revelation 17:17. If the Holy Spirit chooses, He moves upon the face of our deep and calls light into being. This is when we give our hearts to God. Gradually we grow into being the Kingdom of God. Revelation 12:10 and the old kingdom which is called Babylon (Rev 17:5) begins to fall. Slowly the Holy Spirit finds more and more room in our hearts until the imaginations and thoughts of the heart becomes the dwelling of the Holy Spirit.

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