Sunday, March 24, 2019

Lift Up Holy Hands

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; 
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

I had one of the most beautiful experiences of my entire life today. Through this I believe the Holy Spirit imparted to my heart several truths. I would like first to share the experience with you, and then I will do my best to explain what I learned through it, and I pray your heart is encouraged as mine.

I helped take care of my grand baby today. She is so precious to me, but a challenge to care for. This is because she is two years old, and climbs like a monkey. I have to keep a close watch on her constantly because her coordination is not equal to her adventurous personality. Falling and injury are two consequences I want her to avoid, and especially to avoid when she's on my watch. I want her kept as safe as possible for return to her parents, and the Lord has been faithful to supply this need.

We were having a really enjoyable day, and about half our day had passed, and it was time for lunch. I prepared her food, and we sat together at the dinner table. While she was eating I observed her twisting and turning in her chair, and looking up and all around, and she was moving in ways that pushed the safety limit. I therefore decided to get my phone and play some praise and worship music for us hoping this would settle her down. Here I must say that both of her parents were raised in Christian homes, but neither of them currently give evidence that they have a relationship with their heavenly Father. I'm not saying this in judgment of them, but it's important to help clarify the story. Once I turned on the music my grand baby stopped all her activity and looked at me with the strangest expression. Her face gave me the impression of shock. Her eyes looked deeply into my eyes, and for some reason I felt this overwhelming love towards her and then had to fight back tears. Her eyes were saying to me that she had a sudden recollection that she had forgotten. As we looked at each other, she spontaneously lifted her precious little hands in the air in praise. I can not express the overwhelming love of God in the room at that very moment. It is a moment I will never forget. As this was happening, my mind was telling me she had learned this from someone, but I know no one has taught her this. I am positive this was natural praise coming from her little heart in memory of her heavenly Father. At this point I had to stand and turn away because the Holy Spirit's presence was so powerful I could not hold back my tears, and I felt I needed to hide this to avoid scaring my grand baby. 

After I was able to pull myself together to be presentable to my grand baby, I felt the Lord was telling me that although my grand daughter, and my family and friends are not currently surrendered to the Lord He is watching over them. He created each one of them, and has a special plan to draw them back to Him. He also impressed upon my heart that when we were created we all came from the Almighty Father's heart, and all of us have memories of heaven. However through time here on earth we forget them. I believe that my grand daughter had a moment of remembering heaven and this memory was triggered when she heard the worship music. This may be far fetched for some to believe, but I have spent plenty of time with the Lord to easily believe these types of happenings. I can hardly wait for the day when we will all praise the Lord together in heaven.

This was a glorious moment to witness, and one I will cherish forever. Our God is so wonderful. He is so loving and encouraging, and blesses us exactly at the perfect moment. At times discouragement comes so hard against me that I fall prey and believe the devils lies about the people I love being lost forever, but My Great God today was telling me all is well and encouraged me to keep praying and walking by faith in Him. Amen.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Something to Smile About

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.

Psalm 100:1&2 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Get Off Satan's Roller Coaster Ride

Hebrew 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Thought for the Day: Before accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was completely controlled by emotions and ungodly thoughts. In fact, very early on in my walk with the Lord He began to work on my broken emotional and mental state. I believe delivering us from emotional and mental problems is a priority with the Lord for us all. One of the first scriptures the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart nearly thirty years ago was Hebrews 13:8, and I have never forgotten His purpose. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. When He spoke this verse I knew immediately He was speaking to me in regards to my emotions. He was encouraging me and teaching me that I did not have to live an up and down life like a roller coaster. We can be like Jesus Christ and stay even keeled no matter what happens if we abide in Him. Walking in the Spirit is how we overcome. Listening to His voice, being a doer of the word, and allowing the Holy Spirit to change us opens the door to healing deep within. I may occasionally slip up and return to Satan's amusement park ride by being led by my thoughts and emotions, but I am quick to repent and with the help of the Lord change tracks! I am happy to say that I remain on the road of salvation because of my Lord's great mercy, and I know this is His desire for all. Amen.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Let The Sonshine In

"Let the Sonshine In"

No matter how dark this world may become, 
the brilliant light of Jesus Christ shall not be overcome.

Thank you Lord Jesus that you have allowed us to see truth. I ask that you continue to open our eyes to see all things through your eyes. Help us to forgive others no matter how far we are pushed and pulled and crushed. Help us to be a light shining in the darkness protected from the temptation to compromise. Teach us to love one another no matter the cost to us personally. Let your will be done this day! Amen.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Driving With A Blindfold On (Blind Faith)

Proverbs 3:5&6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Thought for the Day: This morning during my prayer time the Holy Spirit gave me a simple representation of how our relationships should be with Him. Actually, it is profound. Up until this very morning, I mostly believed that we were to surrender the steering wheel of our lives to Him, but this is an incomplete idea. I believe this morning He wants us to understand that we are in a partnership with Him. In other words we are His hands and feet, and are the ones taking action. He places His ministry within us, but we are expected to carry it out. Our part is to trust Him, and follow His commands. People sometimes wait for the Lord to start the car, place it in the drive position, and go. However, we are required to take action as He leads. In other words we drive His car but do so with a blindfold on. His goal is that we follow His step by step plan so that we may reach His final destination. It is important to note that the journey along the way is always changing and challenging. Sometimes we are on the open road driving in the country and He says "go straight." Then after giving this command He doesn't speak again until the road changes. Quiet times like these can be deafening! At other times, the journey may bring us to a place of heavy traffic with numerous obstacles and road filled potholes. Much care on our part is needed during this portion because it is important to hear and follow His frequent directions. We may even sometimes make mistakes, but He then helps us reverse, change gears, and get back in place. In closing, I believe that during our travels it is important to remember that we serve a patient and loving Father, and as we trust Him and love Him, eventually we will reach the end of the road and please Him.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Relationship Not Religious Tradition

Just as it requires time and attention to develop and maintain deep and meaningful relationships with people, the same is necessary in our relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. As we observe the world around us we can see so much religious hypocrisy that it can be quite disturbing and disheartening. However let me just quickly add that I'm not at all saying that my Christian walk is perfect. In fact, I'm probably the further-est from it, but my hearts desire is to be an ambassador for His kingdom bringing Him glory. One who desires to be free from intentional corruption which comes from clear defiance against God's revealed will. I can't speak for the rest of the world, but America has become overpopulated with people falsely believing that they are "Christians." They are convinced that because they "know" about Jesus, then they have somehow been accepted as part of His family. Sadly, this is not true and will lead many to permanent destruction unless there is conversion. 

Regardless of those around us, it is imperative that true believers do not allow this deception to hinder our walk with the King of kings. We must keep pressing in to draw closer to Him no matter how powerful the hindrances. At times it may be quite challenging to love people who live for the devil but say they are a Christians. It is important to always remember that we came to believe only by the mercy of God. I can not sincerely understand why I am able to see the Lord Jesus's plan of salvation, or to explain why I'm so appreciative, but nevertheless I am. God has chosen to reveal Himself to me, and for some unexplained reason I can see. Most importantly, I freely choose to continue to follow Him.

Developing our relationship with God is never ending. We must allow Him to teach us His will and ways in order to become closer to Him. There are many reasons for the importance of having a relationship with our Creator, but here I want to focus on defense. We have an enemy who is searching for the weak and defenseless. Our greatest protection from his tactics is to be unashamed of the gospel of salvation for in it is God's resurrection power. However, the only way to be unashamed is to have a genuine love for Him which supersedes all else. It is a love He gives as we spend quality time with Him and as we obey Him. Moreover, Jesus clearly says in scripture that if we are ashamed of Him before man then as a consequence He will respond as being ashamed of us when He returns. A wise person does not desire to be found vulnerable and caught at any time without the established covering of the Lord God Almighty.

I believe we are facing some very difficult times ahead. Times where it will be a matter of life and death to stand with conviction for our belief in Jesus Christ. If the Lordship of Jesus Christ is not a solid foundation in our lives right now, we will most likely be as one standing on quicksand. Jesus Christ is the only way to safety. The good news is that it's never too late to receive Him unless we are dead. However, His great mercy will even give the Life Jacket of Jesus Christ to those asking during the storm right at the last moment. Nevertheless, the word of God teaches us it is so much easier to be enveloped by the Preserver right now prior to the harsh winds, overpowering waves, and tremendous upheavals which are just over the horizon. Knowing Him now gives life meaning and peace within.

Romans 1:16&17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek, for in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.

Mark 8:38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rejected By Man But Approved By the Lord

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I desire to share from my heart. Writing helps me clear my mind of clutter so that I can more easily hear the voice of our wonderful Lord. So as you know I haven't posted any messages over about the last month. There are many reasons why this came to be, but I will list two. First, blogger changed their system which now narrows down the people who have access to the blog. This unfortunately caused me to get discouraged and led me to make a change. This prompted me to create a Facebook page and post messages there to compensate. Secondly, this blogging ministry causes me to suffer through many spiritual attacks.  At times I just want to quit to make the torment stop. However, here I am a month later with a clearer picture. I believe now that all was purposed by the Lord Himself to help in deliverance. 

My heartfelt prayer is that I follow the Lord's perfect will no matter the consequence. When we pray this way, He answers. He showed me through this last month that I was hiding my relationship with Him from the people that know me personally out of fear of rejection, and I needed to change if I wanted to move forward with Him. Without really realizing it, I had allowed other peoples treatment towards me to mold me into acting the way they expected. I kept my mouth shut most of the time because I knew no one wanted to hear what I had to say. However, that has now changed. Through this last month of posting messages on Facebook, God was able to bring deliverance from fear of rejection and a need to please man. The sense of freedom I feel is indescribable. I am no longer that light hidden and muzzled. I am doing my part to allow the light of the Lord to shine brightly in this lost world. My experience on Facebook was not at all what I expected. The majority of people I have known basically all my life were not supportive of the Holy Spirit inspired messages I shared. Most are Catholics, and believe they can live their lives as they please. In other words, they made it clear that they don't want to hear what the Lord has to say through me. They most likely think I'm out of my right mind. This process of deliverance has been quite painful for me to experience, but I know I'm doing exactly what needs to be done to please the Lord. No more hiding in the shadows worried about being rejected. I have exposed myself with no regrets. I'm in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and I will no longer fear man. I was rejected exactly as I expected, but the point is who cares! As long as I'm being led of the Holy Spirit that is truly all that is important. My feelings are irrelevant. Moving forward, I will restart posting the messages the Lord gives here. I know the people that read this blog love Jesus Christ. This increases my comfort level, and helps me feel safe. I may occasionally share the messages on Facebook secondarily, but overall the rejection there makes me feel like I'm throwing pearls to the swine.

Matthew 7:6 Do not give what is Holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. 

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

How to Find Me

I have been led by the Holy Spirit to post whatever He gives me on Facebook for now. If you would like to read the messages you may send me a friend request under my name Robin Trahan Benoit. If you prefer to remain anonymous, from this point forward I will give a second option and change the post setting of the messages from friends to the public. At this time, the Lord is giving me a weekly message to be posted on Sundays. 

God Bless.

Monday, February 18, 2019

God Bless Everyone!

My blogging time is over guys!

I pray you abide in Him until the end!

Much love always, robin b

John 1:4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 7:37 And on the last day of the great feast, Jesus cried, If anyone thirst, let him come unto me and drink.

I will leave the messages available to any who may desire to read.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Our God Reigns!

Daniel 8:26 & 27 But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.

Revelation 19:15&16 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Thought for the Day: No matter what we personally experience outside of the perfect will of God, or what we disturbingly witness experienced by others, Jesus Christ remains on the thrown over all realms. We may be in a temporary time where the enemy has limited rule over this place we currently reside, but if we abide in our Lord Jesus Christ all is well. Sometimes it takes great determination to keep our focus on Him alone, but as we fix our eyes on Him, discord, discouragement, discontentment, depression, and disenchantment must flee! Let us remember that no matter what each day brings, that Our God Reigns!

Psalm 93:1&2 The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannont be moved. Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.

Thank you Brian for your encouragement.....

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thinking of You Hope

My Deepest Sympathy 
goes out to Hope of the Call of the Bride Website. 

Her daughter lost the battle against cancer today, 
and went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I pray for Hope and her husband's comfort, and strength.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

24 Hour Call

James 4:3  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your own pleasures.

James 1:4 But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are the potter; and all we are the work of your hand.

Message received 5:56 a.m. 2/9/2019

Being available 24/7 is the ultimate job schedule in service to the Lord. Most do not desire to work this schedule. Most would rather participate in unfulfilling distractions, time wasting responsibilities, and mindless entertainment. The cause of this problem is impatience. Your society teaches to "go after what you want" and you shall eventually succeed and receive it. Not so in My kingdom. In My system I lead and you follow. I give as I see fit. Most desire for My system to work the other way around. The system works in a way to protect you. Nothing is given from heaven that will endanger My relationship with you. Most say I want, what I want, when I want it, and I want it now. Blinded by ungodly desires, walking the road to compromise. Not realizing that the desires you seek to fulfill will not give you the satisfaction you seek. Only IN ME is there found the peace and fulfillment you need.

I am well pleased with those who walk by faith. There comes a greater reward to those who believe, but as of yet have not seen. Many that come to Me seek a reward that they have determined in their own hearts beforehand. I give not this self appointed plan for it shall bring a stumbling. Think not that I withhold My hand as a form of punishment because you have done something wrong against Me. I give not because only I know what is best for you. Entanglements outside of My will bring regrets in the end. Be glad that I hold you in My hand. Protected from all that is outside of My plan. I love you as Father, and give good gifts from heaven. I determine the gift. I am the Good Gift Giver. I am the Potter. You are the Clay. Does the Clay tell the Potter what to make?