CIRCUMSTANCES VS REALITY 2-18-18 VIDEO Smiths great granddaughter
Dumanis Power-Miracle working power but it also enables us to rise above our circumstances until we overcome.
Circumstances- things, situations that try to modify or change a fact.
People who consider themselves victims of circumstances will remain victims until they grab a hold of the reality God has for their lives.
Mark 5:35 While He was still speaking, there came some from the ruler's house, who said [to Jairus], Your daughter has died. Why bother and distress the Teacher any further?
36 Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing. AMP
Acts 7:54 Now upon hearing these things, they [the Jews] were cut to the heart and infuriated, and they ground their teeth against [Stephen].
55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit and controlled by Him, gazed into heaven and saw the glory (the splendor and majesty) of God, and Jesus standing at God's right hand;
56 And he said, Look! I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at God's right hand!
57 But they raised a great shout and put their hands over their ears and rushed together upon him.
58 Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him, and the witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 And while they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, Lord Jesus, receive and accept and welcome my spirit!
60 And falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them [lay it not to their charge]! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].
Acts 12:1During this period King Herod[a] incited persecution against the church, causing great harm to the believers.
2He even had the apostle Jacob,[b] Johns brother, beheaded.[c]
34When Herod realized how much this pleased the Jewish leaders, he had Peter arrested and thrown into prison during the Feast of Passover.[d] Sixteen soldiers were assigned to guard him until Herod could bring him to public trial, immediately after the Passover celebrations were over.
5The church went into a season of intense intercession,[e] asking God to free him.
6The night before Herod planned to bring him to trial, he made sure that Peter was securely bound with two chains. Peter was sound asleep between two soldiers, with additional guards stationed outside his cell door,
7when all at once an angel of the Lord appeared, filling his prison cell with a brilliant light. The angel struck Peter on the side[f] to awaken him and said, Hurry up! Lets go! Instantly the chains fell off his wrists.
8The angel told him, Get dressed. Put on your sandals, bring your cloak, and follow me.
9Peter quickly left the cell and followed the angel, even though he thought it was only a dream or a vision, for it seemed unrealhe couldnt believe it was really happening!
10They walked unseen past the first guard post and then the second before coming to the iron gate that leads to the cityand the gate swung open all by itself right in front of them! They went out into the city and were walking down a narrow street when all of a sudden the angel disappeared.
11Thats when Peter realized that he wasnt having a dream! He said to himself, This is really happening! The Lord sent his angel to rescue me from the clutches of Herod and from what the Jewish leaders planned to do to me. Passion
MT 1:18 This was how Jesus, Gods Anointed One, was born.
His mother, Mary, had promised Joseph to be his wife, [a] but while she was still a virgin[b] she became pregnant through the power[c] of the Holy Spirit.[d]
19Her fianc,[e] Joseph, was a righteous man full of integrity and he didnt want to disgrace her, but when he learned of her pregnancy he secretly planned to break the engagement.[f]
20While he was still debating with himself about what to do,[g] he fell asleep and had a supernatural dream. An angel from the Lord appeared to him in clear light and said, Joseph, descendant of David, dont hesitate to take Mary into your home as your wife,[h] because the power of the Holy Spirit has conceived a child in her womb.
21She will give birth to a son and you are to name him Savior,[i] for he is destined to give his life[j] to save his people from their sins.
22This happened so that what the Lord spoke through his prophet would come true:
23Listen! A virgin[k] will be pregnant,she will give birth to a Son, and he will be known as Emmanuel, which means in Hebrew,God became one of us.[l]
24When Joseph awoke from his dream, he did all that the angel of the Lord instructed him to do. He took Mary to be his wife, PASSION
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. AMP
Jer 29:11 I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. MSG
Ps 139:16 Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.
17 Your thoughts how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them!
18 I couldn't even begin to count them any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you! MSG ↕↕↕
Ps 139:16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me![a]Before Id ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.[b]
1718Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought! O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, youre still with me. Passion
Phil 4:12 I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want. AMP
Phil 4:12 I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. MSG
Phil 4:12 I know what it means to lack,[a] and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For Im trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christs explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty. Passion
2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. AMP
2 Cor 9:8 God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.
2 Cor 9:8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything[a]every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. PASSION
PRAISE Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
10 And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. KJV
1 Thess 5:18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances
are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. AMP
Prov 15:15 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. AMP
Prov 15:15 Everything seems to go wrong when you feel weak and depressed.
But when you choose to be cheerful, every day will bring you more and more joy and fullness PASSION
Prov 28:14 Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is the man who reverently and worshipfully fears [the Lord] at all times [regardless of circumstances], but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. AMP
1 Cor 13:7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. AMP
Eccl 7:18 It's best to stay in touch with both sides of an issue. A person who fears God deals responsibly with all of reality, not just a piece of it. MSG
1 John 3:18 My dear children, let's not just talk about love; let's practice real love. 19 This is the only way we'll know we're living truly, living in God's reality. MSG
1 John 5:13 My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God's Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. MSG
2 Cor 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), AMP
2 Cor 10:4 The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.
5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. MSG
2 Cor 10:4 For although we live in the natural realm, we dont wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide.[a]
5We can demolish every deceptive fantasy[b] that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought[c] and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Passion
Isa 60:1 ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! AMP