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THE DEVIL HATES PRAYER by Elaine Davenport (Thursday, August 30, 2007)

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5: 8

I was working in the yard on a very quiet day on a very quiet street. As I began to walk towards my car to get some more gardening tools out for my work; I heard a rumble in the sky. I also heard loud drums beating and loud roaring. When I took a second look; nothing was there. I was praying in the Spirit at the time. The Lord was giving me a reminder: Satan has troops in training, an army that you cannot see. Their job is to take you out. They specialize in COVERT OPERATIONS. You better remember that.

I CAN SAY THAT WAS A GOOD WARNING.
Right after that, they made an attack on me ever so subtly.

RIDING IN THE CAR…

Not long after that, I was riding in my car with a friend. All of a sudden: they went off on me. (That means they said something completely crazy that made no sense; accusing me.) I immediately forgave them. I had to. (I have worked my way up to instant forgiveness) Imperfect thoughts began to come to my mind. I began to second guess myself.

In the distance, I heard a voice that sounded like my own (almost like a loud whisper) saying: “I’ve had enough.” I’m sick of this. It was as if I was being urged to scream this out.

I remembered a session of meditation that I had wit God where He often reminded me to protect my reputation at all costs. My decision was based on integrity. I figured that whoever the heathen was that was urging me to act ghetto would have to go back and crawl in whatever hole they emerged from. There would be no way for those words to come out of my mouth.

I had words alright; I began to pray in the spirit.

That next morning I remembered the war THAT IS GOING ON. (We can’t forget it for a second). Satan sets us up making us look at people instead of who is behind the troubles people sometimes bring. I made a decision: Satan will not pop popcorn and sit back and orchestrate my life like a made for TV movie. Him and his cronies sit around yelling: “Yea, that’s good, that’s good” as each conflict arises. I’m sure they yelled: “Awww” as I began to pray in the spirit praying out the perfect will of God squishing out all of their fiery darts.

THAT SAID: LET’S PRAY:

In Hebrews 10: 23- 25 in the International Version of the Bible; it says:
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Divine Father in the heavenlies, we bask in Your presence and we marvel at You. Thank you for this present day and Your presence in this place! You are God and God alone and there is none like You.

We just thank you for Your Word Lord. Father, we stand before you with true hearts and power packed faith this day. Your Word says Be fruitful and multiply so we receive that as a fresh Word not to be ignored in this life.

We stand ready for any battle Lord and we make this pledge from Your Word:
We Put on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore “we” take unto ourselves the whole armour of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. We Stand therefore, having our loins girt about with truth and we have on the breastplate of righteousness; And our feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, we take the shield of faith, wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And we take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: We pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and we watch thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Oh Father, we just praise You. We’re ready for battle and we declare certain Victory right now in Jesus Name. AMEN

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MAKE THE DEVIL MAD by Elaine Davenport ( Wednesday, August 29, 2007)

I was talking with some prayer friends this morning. We were having a remarkable time praising God and so many new ideas came to my mind. I was so Blessed in my life. God healed me over and over and saved me time and time again. He was patient with me and longsuffering is one of His qualities. I know that He was for me.

I was a Girl Scout at ten years old. I had not been attending meetings. I had a very complicated childhood. My parents were good parents. They instilled great character in us but unfortunately, they worked all of the time. Almost around the clock and I’m not kidding. I realize that they did this to make things easier for us. My dad worked one of his jobs on a mail train. He was usually gone two weeks at a time. As a result; we were forced to be independent, my sister and I. We could do almost anything we wanted. We were also loaded with chores and care giving responsibilities. We had younger siblings. (As teens we worked full time through high school; but that’s another story.)

Because my schedule was so busy including ballet, tap, violin lessons, softball and a lot more; I didn’t always make the Girl Scout meetings. I literally managed my own schedule.

Well, I heard that the Girl Scout troop that I was in was going bowling. I really wanted to go. I walked a few blocks to our troop leaders home to ask her if I could go. She was very surprised to see me. She told me that she thought that I had quit the troop. She maneuvered some things and allowed me to go. I felt so bad. Here I was trying to get a reward without having done anything to earn it. However, because I was on the rolls, she allowed me to go. I don’t really like “squeaking in.” I decided that at ten years old.

The devil tried to take my life on more than one occasion. People who know me, know its true. But I have the victory. I’ve been redeemed. The devil sure hoped that I would never find out my real strength.

So finally one day, I woke up. I decided to commit myself to God. I didn’t want to have to send a prayer up one day and have God think: “Who?” “I thought she quit the troop?” God isn’t like that though. He never forgets us. He won’t forsake us.

I guess knowing that many people will push the envelope and try to get by on their own as long as they can. That kind of a decision makes the devil very happy. It goes along with his plan for your life. He came to kill, to steal and to destroy.

One day I woke up; I decided that I would run to God and He was waiting with open loving arms! I am so excited and the devil is so sad. Too bad.

I’ve committed myself to God and I encourage you to think about your level of commitment to God. Oh what great things God has for those who commit to Him.

Here are some scriptures to meditate on:

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this
– Psalm 37:5
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
– Proverbs 16:3
But your hearts must be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.
– 1 Kings 8:61
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.
– 2 Chronicles 16:9

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The best kind of faith to have by Elaine Davenport (Monday, August 27, 2007)

Mark 11: 22-26 King James Version

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

The best kind of faith that any of us can have is God like faith. But how do we get it you might ask. That’s a very good question and I have the answer for you. Now I’ll be honest…it doesn’t sound powerful or prophetic; but this is good medicine and it will give life to your situation.

In the above passage, Jesus says if you say unto a mountain to be removed and be cast into the sea, and believe it in your heart, it will happen. I kept trying to imagine myself telling that to a mountain. I couldn’t do it. A mountain (itself) has never been my concern. It’s funny now, but I just couldn’t understand it. Soon I came to realize that he meant a problem and that (I could speak to it like it was a mountain (a big solid massive heavy roadblock) that needed to be moved. Then I saw it.

My next challenge was God like faith. I had to think about God and who He is and what He can do. I know that everything God spoke when the world came into being happened. Everything God said would happen, happened. Everything God intended happened. God will have His way and He can do anything. So Jesus said: Have God like faith. Could I do that? It all boiled down to if I believed that I could. I remember my first ride on a bike with two wheels. My father kept telling me that I could ride it. I heard it so much that I believed it. Soon, I was riding a bike. Why? Because I believed it, I envisioned myself doing it, I wanted to; I had seen a lot of other kids doing it.

As far as my having the faith of God is concerned. As I explained from this perspective it would be easy for me. I know personally that God is real, I know personally that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. I know He won’t leave me or forsake me. I know that God is Love. I know God is Light. I know that Gods’ Word is alive. I know that my redeemer lives. I know the greater One lives on the inside of me. I know that I am accepted in the Beloved.

SO DO I HAVE CONFIDENCE?

Yes, I have confidence.

DO I LIKE THE SITUATION THAT I GOT MYSELF INTO?

No, I don’t like it, but I’m patient and thankful that I know someone who can fix it.

Having God like faith is easy. It’s the same confidence that I have when I make a purchase at a store using a credit card knowing it’s going to be approved only I don’t have to rely on a bank or a computer; I am in right standing; I’ve got Carte Blanche.

Am I arrogant?

No, I’m not. I’m more thankful than anyone can imagine, but I understand faith, God like faith. I’ve got a revelation on it and I wanted to share it with you and have you to think on it.

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Word for the Day by Elaine Davenport (Sunday, August 26, 2007)

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Psalm 119: 130 KJV (King James Version)

A friend of mine needed prayer one day and I was moved by the Holy Spirit to pray with her. I was trained to pray scriptures and that’s what I do. I didn’t know of anything going on with her so I trusted God to give me the word. After we prayed, I could see that she felt better; just having heard the word of God. There was sheer relief all over her as if she had been freed from bondage. The Word of God can have that impact on each of us. I’ve known cases where the Word touched the hearts and lives of people from other faith backgrounds. I know of cases of people fr0om other faiths who crave the Word of God from the bible. I’ve heard recently of the Word of God delivering a woman from demonic possession as a result of practicing witchcraft.

The entrance of Gods’ holy word gives great light. It also provides understanding no matter how smart you are or you think that you are. Gods’ got fresh insight for you.
Each day, I purpose in my heart; to allow God to give me a different way of seeing things that I had not seen before.

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Divine Revelation is the only thing that makes sense by Elaine Davenport (Friday, August 24, 2007)

People have long been interested in knowing what to do, how to do it and what was going to happen. It’s almost funny the different measures they will take to get this information. I call this concept they are seeking; Revelation. For me I seek Divine Revelation.

Let’s define it: For me Divine Revelation is a form of communication in which men or women seek God and He in turn makes Himself, His will, His plans and/or other information known to them.

Revelation is important because it brings resolution. When I first heard about man’s ability to receive revelation from God, I admit that I was also curious. I had long had communication with God for many years but I had never understood that God wanted to speak to me and hold a conversation.

On a side note…

I have a friend who is Muslim and she asked me about my meditation with God and seemed absolutely skeptical that God was able to communicate in that way. This is not a comparative religions treatise so that is all that I have to say on the matter.

My main point is to encourage you to seek revelation from God and wisdom from God everyday.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”James 1:5.

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God can use you, if you’ll be used by Elaine Davenport (Thursday, August 23, 2007)

From the “Word for the Day” series by Elaine Davenport

HERE’S A TRUE STORY:

On a recent trip to a Faith Conference; myself and several friends found ourselves catching the bus in the sweltering Texas sun. We boarded the bus and did not know that you had to have correct change. As we talked about our being tourists and how much we liked Texas; we attempted to get change from the passengers on board. There was so much chatter amongst us. We were hot but in a great mood so we were also complimenting the bus driver on his patience. Everyone seems to be getting new job titles nowadays so maybe he’s a large transport engineer. (smile)

Well, he eventually told us to please ride for free. We accepted but soon an opportunity arose that allowed us to pay so we did. I love Blessings but I don’t like freebies. I always feel like someone is loosing somewhere so I am very careful not to accept them without and extensive interview. I’m just that way.

Eventually we all sat down on what seemed to be a huge bus on the outside but not so huge on the inside. It was very clean and colorful and the people were quite friendly. The heat? No.

There were 5 of us and we sat all over the “small” bus. I sat next to a handsome young man, who began to tell me a lot of Texas data. This young guy was so friendly but I was intrigued by his tatoos. He had so many; I found myself wondering if he was in a gang. I asked the Lord to forgive me of my wrong thinking. No one has the right to stereotype. After all, I’m in a gang. I’m in the Jesus gang and glad to be in it. I carry protection too. I don’t go anywhere without the BLOOD. I have bodyguards; they’re called angels. I wear a wire so I always know what’s going on. My wire is like a pipeline if you must understand. That’s the Holy Ghost. I could go on but this story is not about me. The kind you don’t find in a Geography book. The young man told us many things, like how to get to the mall, the bus system, where to buy t-shirts etc.

We decided to get off the bus and visit the Target store. That was a joke. We had no idea that the store was nearly a mile from the bus stop. It was a very long mile in the Texas heat.

I was surprised to see the young man get off the bus with us. He walked with us. Right next to one of my sisters in Christ; a good friend; Sister LaTisha.

LaTisha is on the SWAT team at our church. That’s the soul winning attack team. They go out on the streets and bring people to Christ. I believe that it was a Divine appointment that we all had with the young man that day. I asked him if he wanted me to pray with him about anything and he said something like: “I’m good.” That means no thank you in a very polite way.

Our Word for the day is Salvation

One of the better definitions that I found was by Robert Longman Jr. was:

{Latin salvatus, past part. (to save); fr. assumed IE solu- (to make whole or complete again)]

The core Biblical meaning of ‘salvation’ has to do with being rescued from danger or death. Indeed, that is what the name Yeshua (Jesus) means : ‘he rescues’. It is what the crowd shouts as Jesus entered Jerusalem that last time before death : hoshi’annah, ‘save us!’ (in this case, from the Romans).

Christ rescues us from :

* sin (our broken relationship with God, shown mostly in our broken relationships with each other);
* death (we die because we are kept apart from God because there is something in us that rebels against God — Christ addresses that, overcomes it, transcended it, and is working to complete it in the future);
* captivity (we are set free from all that shackles and hinders us);
* the Devil (“deliver us from evil”);
* the wrath that is to come (when Time ends).

Christ rescues us for :

* a restored relationship with God (reconciliation) and life with Christ without end;
* new wholeness or completeness of being;
* citizenship in Christ’s Kingdom;
* new realms of possibility beyond what we can now imagine.

I watched quietly as Sister LaTisha began to speak to the young man that we met on the bus.
I heard her ask him if he knew where he was going if it so happened that he passed on. I heard her explain that salvation that we defined above is a free gift; that you don’t have to earn or work for. I believe that she gave him some of these scriptures:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

It wasn’t more than ten to fifteen minutes before we arrived at Target. While 4 of us chatted and complained about the heat; Sister LaTisha brought this young man to Christ. On a short walk in Texas, a young man was snatched from the devil’s grasp and God added to His family. It was powerful and I wish that you could have been there too. I pray that this word will inspire you today. Blessings

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Binding Catastrophes by Elaine Davenport (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)

Father God, I just want to give You thanks. I just want to give You praise. Your Word says so much and I want it to consume my heart, my mind, my soul; because I love You and I am not alone. I thank You for the Blood of Jesus that forever protects believers and wisdom and understanding of it. I thank You for the ministering angels that are available to prosper my way, my paths. I thank You that I have the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and that nothing can harm me. I thank You for putting Your super on my natural allowing me to have authority in this earth. You said whatsoever things are bound on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever things are loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

So I speak against and bind earthquakes, fallen bridges, fallen concrete on freeways, rocks falling on cars, amusement park ride breakdowns and collapses, tunnels caving in on miners, volcanoes, water levels overflowing, poisonous streams, dangerous lead, or any earthly disasters or catastrophes. I speak against and bind severe fires that are out of control, floods, broken levees, hurricanes, airplane crashes, train derailments of any kind I speak for and loose peace over this land that we live in and I speak that people will begin to believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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My efforts to Tithe brought on the attack by Elaine Davenport ( Tuesday, August 21, 2007)

Hebrews 10:35-38

Do not let this happy trust in the Lord die away, no matter what happens. Remember your reward! You need to keep on patiently doing God’s will if you want Him to do for you all that He has promised. His coming will not be delayed much longer. And those whose faith has made them good in God’s sight must live by faith, trusting Him in everything. Otherwise, if they shrink back, God will have no pleasure in them.

When I started going to church, my finances were horrible. I had no extra monies. Although I had attended church most of my life, I had never tithed and didn’t intend to. I thought it was only for rich people. It just did not make sense to me to give God one tenth of my7 money. After my bills were paid for many years, I didn’t even have one tenth left over. That was a joke. No one had ever shown me Malachi Three verses eight through twelve, or it might have at least pricked my conscience. Let’s take a look at it:

Dare a man rob God? Yet you are robbing me! And you say, “How do we rob you?” In tithes and in offerings.
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You are indeed accursed, for you, the whole nation, rob me.
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3 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, That there may be food in my house, and try me in this, says the LORD of hosts: Shall I not open for you the floodgates of heaven, to pour down blessing upon you without measure?
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For your sake I will forbid the locust to destroy your crops; And the vine in the field will not be barren, says the LORD of hosts.
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Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land, says the LORD of hosts.

When I began to reconnect with God it wasn’t because of my finances. The challenges that I faced were in so many areas. I listened with great interest as the ministers explained about the tithing, the offerings, the Blessing and God’s will for my life. I decided to give more than I planned and to work my way up to tithing. Finally, I was able to tithe after many months of hearing the Word of God, building my faith, Trusting God and prayer. After a few months a major crisis developed and it was financial. My only recourse was to pray. I was in faith but it was clearly an attack by the enemy that I had not seen coming. I did not draw back. The problem was not only eliminated but it was also remedied and removed. I got the VICTORY. However, the truth of the matter is that my Victory had been won many years ago by Jesus, I just needed to have the actual physical manifestation of it. Some might wonder if my life changed after I tithed. I can truthfully say that it did in a powerful way. Instead of having fewer discretionary funds, I have more and all of my needs are always met.

Don’t let the enemy prevent you from understanding God’s will for your life or from being obedient. Here’s what I do: before I spend any of my money, I put one tenth aside and get a money order and send it in. That gives me control over my finances and then I clearly understand what I’m working with and don’t accidentally spend it. I have been so Blessed as a result. I’m not really talking about money though I always have provision, I’m talking about so much more than that. I don’t love money.

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Tell Them! by Elaine Davenport (Monday, August 20, 2007)

Psalms 40:1-3

I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him.

I’m not so popular in my family. Not like I was when I was in the world. I’m not surrounded in my family bu unbelief. That’s what makes it such a challenge. I’m surrounded by a lot of belief.

I heard Hillary Clinton say that she doesn’t wear her faith on her sleeve.

I don’t deal in politics and it is likely that I won’t even know who I am going to vote for until minutes before I go into the voting booth when I consult with God about it.

I guess wearing your faith on your sleeves means you keep it very private. That was the old way. It was the way that6 I and many others were raised. We were raised that only ministers or Sunday school teachers could be expected to want to engage you in a conversation about God. That was the protocol and that protocol was respected. I understand it.

Now this is 2007, and we have much more revelation. There are believers who still stick to the theory that their faith is a private matter. I won’t bother them. However, we all have a mandate from God and it’s in the bible since that’s our Covenant, our instruction manual, our rulebook and Jesus is clear:

GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. – Mark 16:15

So, if my family anyone that knows me expects me to be quiet about my faith; it’s not going to happen. I’m going to preach the Gospel and I’m never going to stop. The good news is the gospel and it’s good for me that my family is EXPECTING me to talk about it when they see me.

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The Enemy wants you to stay home on Sundays by Elaine Davenport (Sunday, August 19, 2007)

Romans 10:17 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)

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17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

THE MESSAGE BIBLE GIVES GREAT FOOD FOR THOUGHT WHEN IT SAYS:

Romans 10:17 (The Message)
The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson
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14-17But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims,

A sight to take your breath away.
Grand processions of people
telling all the good things of God.
But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.

I have been obedient in ministering to my brother regarding his salvation; I’ve trusted God. After a few years out of the blue; he called with what I detected was a sense of urgency and said: “I’m going to church with you this coming Sunday.” I said: “Okay.” I was pleased but calm. I called him back and this is what I said to him:

NOW THE ENEMY WILL DO EVERYTHING THAT HE CAN TO KEEP YOU FROM COMING TO CHURCH. THE GREATEST THING THAT HE WILL DO IS TO CONVINCE YOU THAT IT IS YOUR IDEA.

He then said:

I DON”T CARE, I’M COMING.

This went on for 3 weeks. He never came. However, I have great joy because he’s reaching out to God. My prayer is that his spirit man will rise up and take ascendancy.

Yet.

God is faithful and I am patient and the enemy is a defeated foe.

Next, I was recently discipling a friend of mine. She said she really wanted to come to church. Of course when the big day came, I couldn’t find her. I’m patient and I know that she is a child of God and that she will walk in the Blessing and disciple many or satan wouldn’t try so hard to block her destined path.

You may have encountered these problems as well. The enemy picked the wrong people to try to block because I will cover them in prayer and trust God to deliver them.
I have great joy over this and I am in covenant. So no matter what it looks like; Satan can’t steal it.

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Too much unbelief by Elaine Davenport (Friday, August 17, 2007)

The following is a copy of an email that I sent out this day. My prayers are that people will take this seriously.

The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9)

Revelation 20:12, 15, And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

*****WARNING*****
This email contains strong content that you may or may not be willing to hear; but it is quite factual.

Blessings to you my friend and or relative. (Or both…smile) As my family rushes to get ready to go to breakfast , I am eager to get this message to you. I’m not writing to you to tell you to visit my Blogs, I’m just writing to ask you to think about some things.

Many of you have children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren. Some of you are planning families right now or look forward to a future of having them. I am writing to tell you that we are on a COLLISION COURSE with the forces of hell. Yes we are.

I”LL TELL YOU WHY:

Recent studies have shown that a “mere” three percent of the younger generation are believers. I’ll be exact. Believers in Christ. Not anything else. In my generation that number was around 65%. Most of you know this is true even if you haven’t seen the data. When we talk about God, most of us have a tendency to think about ourselves; but SOULS BEING SAVED is what is important to God. Consequently…YOU WILL BE ASKED HOW MANY SOULS DID YOU SAVE when you stand in judgement. You’ll especially be held accountable for those around you.

I don’t want to see masses of our young people going to hell. What about you? I look forward to writing you to tell you of my new assignment. Right now, I am asking you to think about this and if you feel led; to pass it on. God is watching our actions and looking at our hearts. Love E