Get it for yourself.

the parable of the ten virgins

In Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus give us the comparison of the church and the 10 wise and foolish virgins.
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”

The five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins both were dressed the same and all had lamps. They looked very similar but there were two things that separated them…

1.The wise virgins had the anointing (oil), and the five foolish didn’t.

2.The wise virgins were working and preparing for the groom, they got it for themselves while they had time, the foolish didn’t.

Just like that story the church is sadly very similar to this today.
I believe that so many of us, especially those in the holiness movements are just wearing masks. Doing works but not having a real relationship.

Works don’t get you into heaven, no matter how much you do.
We all look the same. We all have lamps. But do we all have the anointing and a relationship with Christ? Are you on fire for God or on fire for attention?

“You do not change because you shout. You shout because you change.” -Jeron Presley.

“God has not called us to religion, but He has called us to Peniel. A face to face experience with Him.” -Chuck Spencer

This is something that is going to be so detrimental to our churches. If our youth doesn’t start truly getting it for themselves where are we going to be in 5, 10, 20 years?
It is so important that we teach them and that they study the word out for themselves.
So many times we make salvation so much more difficult than it should be. Therefore people feel they can’t commit because of all the “rules” we tell them they have to follow before they are truly “saved.”

“We have given the devil a place in our churches by the organ and a place on every corner of our property. ‘Resist the devil and he shall flee.'” -Chuck Spencer
I’m just going to say this right here… If you add or take away from the word of God you are committing sin. (Rev. 22:18-19, Deuteronomy 4:2) We must stick to the word and what is written there, not the ideals of man and deception of Satan.
Because of all the pressure the church has put on “religion” and being “religious” it has turned so many hurting, desperate people away.
If we would just teach the word as it is written and love like we are commanded to, we would reach so many more souls for the kingdom.
I’m tired of us reaching for a religious mark and not an intimate relationship with our Savior.virgins4
How long will we follow in the way of laws and regulations? How long will we condemn people for not being exactly like us?
I believe we should return back to true religion. Helping the hurting, broken, seeking and loving souls for the kingdom of God.
So what are you going to do? Remain in the dead, fake, complacent place of religion? Or will you rise up and return to the true way of salvation and true Christianity?
Will you take of that mask and be real, or will you be another actor in the masquerade?

Get it for yourself while you still have time to do so. You don’t know when your time will come, are you ready?

“Your actions are speaking so loud I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”
I pray you choose to get it for yourself and be a warrior for Christ!

Stain glass Masquerade                           by Kaetlyn Smith

“The church has become a masquerade ball.
Everyone wearing a mask to hide their true identities.
Their hurt and sorrow, scars and pain.
All covered by their masks from a different domain.
Why do we feel like we must hide our true selves,
Nobody is perfect so why do we think we must be?
The mask of talent, beauty, popularity, religion,
I’m tired of living in this fake jurisdiction.
Take off the mask, you don’t have to hide.
Be real and show what’s really inside.
Those who matter will be there for you, those who don’t – who cares what they do.
Find your confidence in Christ Jesus, He’s the one that will never leave us..
Leave that stain glass masquerade ball and come to the Father who created us all.
He knows who you are and what you’ve gone through.
He loves you no matter what scar’s you bear.
He is the healer of all broken hearts, yes, even those who’ve missed the mark.
He’s our chain breaker, and He’s a way maker.
Just give Him your all, leave that mask behind.
You’re not defined by your past so don’t let the devil tell you you’re trash.
You are wonderfully created and loved by the Savior.
Be who you are, not what you’re not.
Stain glass masquerade or the rise of a new decade.
Stand for what’s right, that’s your duty tonight.
Tired of the masquerade? Let’s end this useless charade.
Get it for yourself, and put that fake religion on the shelf.”

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Fear is a Liar.

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“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

 
“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1

 
Stage one… Over the last few years I have been holding on to a promise God gave me at PFYC in 2016. He promised me He was going to save my brother and restore my family. Two years have passed and I still wasn’t seeing any real change in any of it. If anything it seemed to be getting worse. Well as the devil always does, there he came with doubts and questions of why? when? how? I let those questions overtake my mind. I let myself start to doubt God and His promise He gave me. I didn’t see anything happening at the moment I thought it should happen, I was tired and frustrated, and the devil just wouldn’t leave me alone… I thought… Does God really keep His promises??

 
“To those with fearful hearts; be strong do not fear your God will come… He will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4

 
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you ‘do not fear, I will uphold you!'” Isaiah 41:13

 
“The news I got this morning took me by surprise…” About 2 1/2 months ago I got a call from my mom while on choir tour. We were talking and then she told me some news I didn’t want to hear… My dad had been having some problems with rheumatoid arthritis and had gone into early retirement because of the pain and damage it was causing. He had been going to the doctor for regular checkups, well one day He went and they did some heart tests and found out he had congestive heart failure. Well in the medical terms when you have congestive heart failure you have a max of 10 years on average to live; and that’s if you are in the earliest stages. Well it most definitely was not what I wanted to hear. I had just come to a place where I had overcome some things and reconnected with my dad and I wasn’t enthused at the thought of maybe losing him so soon. I didn’t really have a time to ponder on it during choir, but when I got home and just saw the way he has been going down I was heart broken. The once strong and able man I knew was now slowly going down physically. The devil immediately started putting fear in my heart. Telling me I would never have a dad to walk me down the aisle if I get married, I won’t have a father to call if I need help or advice, I won’t have a living “family history book” anymore, there wont be anymore great lectures and spiritual advice to encourage you to keep on… This was stage two of the fear that overtook me.

 
One Wednesday I was sick so I hadn’t gone to church. As I was laying in bed I got his overwhelming feeling to start praying and reading my Bible. As I obeyed God came down and I just had a face to face experience Him right there in my living room. Right as I finished I got a call from my sister that their car had broken down and I needed to go pick them up. I hurried out to the car and turned on the radio before I left. The song -Fear is a Liar- was on. Ok, I thought, this song has been on like a hundred times in the past week, its nothing… Well about 10 minutes later its on again. I know KLOVE sometimes overkills on songs, but they never have the same song on twice in 10 minutes. So I told God, “either their station is broken or you are trying to speak to me.” I figured it was the latter, especially when I turned to another channel and the same song was on again. This was another stone in the altar but it wasn’t the end of the struggle.

 
Stage three… On June 1, 2018 we got a call that changed our world forever. My aunt Tanyia had passed away suddenly the day before. The moment I heard I was in shock and fear clouded my mind. “Who’s going to pray for you now?” “Who’s going to intercede for you and your family?” “Who’s going to encourage you to keep on when you feel like throwing in the towel?” These questions plagued me. The one person I could always count on to pray for me and encourage me no matter what was now gone. No more encouraging texts and phone calls. No more cards with scriptures written down. No more anointing oil and prayers in the living room. It was the end. I was so overcome with fear of the future. How was I going to get through this on my own?.. One of the last things she prayed over me was that I would be bold for Jesus. That I would have a ministry and it would reach young people all over the world. That I would have the anointing and the Holy Spirit would show Himself through me. Well now I started to doubt any of those things. Without her help and encouraging words I didn’t see how I could do any of it.

 
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Though it’s waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3

 

This is where the deliverance started. While we were in Texas for the funeral they were having a camp meeting with some young people from Refuge school of ministry. Bro. Daulton and Sis. Alana came and prayed with me several different time during the week, and every time they prayed it sounded like my aunt praying through them. God was confirming His call on my life through these young people. I was still fighting a battle with fear, but I now knew that my calling was sure and I was to pursue my ministry whole heartedly.

 
This last week we had our home camp, Camp Peniel. Every service, Monday to Thursday was outstanding. God spoke to me in every single one. On Tuesday morning Bro. Chuck Spencer preached on “Go ahead and put it on the fire, it won’t cost too much.” So many times we count the cost and end up not throwing the things hindering us on the fire. But God specifically told me to cast my fear in the fire, it definitely wasn’t going to cost me much. Wednesday Bro. Jeremy Spurlock preached on “What liberty looks like” he gave everyone a glow stick and at the end he said, “We have to be broken to be set free. It’s going to hurt to be broken, but once you break you will be beautiful.” Then he had us break the glow sticks… I realized that all I’ve been through was breaking me so that one day I can stand beautiful before Christ and show Him all the scars from the past, but also show Him all the healing and help I have given others, with His help, because of those scars and the pain I endured for the glory of Christ.

 
Thursday night was just phenomenal. 3 hours of prayer. Deliverance, Salvation, and Healing. Testimony after Testimony. I started declaring that my family would be healed and my brother would be saved. God promised and the Bible says that He is not slack concerning His promises. What He says, He will do. *So there I was with many stones of dedication and surrender, and as I stacked them together there I made an altar and I threw my fear and doubts in the fire. As I watched them be consumed it gave me a deep peace and joy to know that I can trust Jesus with everything. My past, my present, and my future. It’s all in His able hands!* I was and am determined to live in spiritual freedom, no longer a slave to fear and depression. I looked over and my sister, Laurel, was slain out in the spirit. That was the first time I have seen her ever really pray for longer than 10 minutes. When she got done I went to her and said, “I want to hear your testimony.” She told me that she surrendered everything to God, she got victory over mind battles, and she had never felt such a peace before. A couple of my other friends also got in like never before and we just had a praise moment as we sang -When I think about the Lord.-

 
Last night at youth service we had a testimony service and so many from my youth group got so much from God. It was just so amazing to see so many of them getting it for themselves. My brother prayed for a long time… I’m telling you friend, God keeps His promises! He is faithful and He will do what He says He will do!

 
>Fear does not own me.
>Fear does not define me.
>Fear does not control me.
>Fear does not have the power to change God.
>God is God and He NEVER changes.

 
I just want to encourage you to seek after God and He will come to you and He will help you. If He made a promise to you, He will keep it.
It may take a while for you to see, but trust the process.
Trust the God who knows. Keep holding on!

 

“I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

 
“Fear not for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine!” Isaiah 43:1

 

FEAR IS A LIAR.

 
I’m so thankful for all God has done and His delivering power evident in mine and my families life! God is good all the time – All the time God is good!

 
Go be a world-changer for His glory!

 
~Kaetlyn Dawn~
7-7-2018

 

He knows YOUR name!

My family and I recently went to the beach to take some pictures and just have some fun… My aunt had just passed away suddenly a week before and we had came down to Texas for the funeral and decided to stay a little longer. While we were at the beach I wasn’t planning on getting entirely wet, but I lost my balance on the sand… and well… that was the need of that. Haha

So as I was there sitting in the sand I picked up a handful and started observing it… The little granules of sand were so tiny and there were so many… My mind then immediately went to the song “He knows my name” it states in the first verse:

“He counts the stars one and all, He knows how much sand is on the shore, He sees every sparrow that falls… He made the mountains and the Seas, He’s in control of everything, all creatures great and small.. but He knows my name, every step that I take, every move that I make, every tear that I cry. He knows my name when I’m overwhelmed by the pain, can’t see the light of day, I know I’ll be just fine. Cause He knows my name…”

How amazing is it to know that the same God who numbered the stars, sand, and even the hairs of our head, knows where we are at and what we are going through. And believe it or not, He cares! He cares so much about you and what you’re going through! He doesn’t want you to feel alone, because you aren’t, He’s been with you every step of the way.. When you felt you couldn’t go another step He was always there to hold your hand and help you make it one more day…

Listen as He says.. “Dear one, listen to me… I love you, I care about you. Just as I created the stars and the sand, I created your heart and mind. I care about your heart breaks and what clouds your mind. Don’t push me away, my child. I want to help you… Just call out to me and I will be there. I love you, My dear child… I created you for better than that, don’t listen to the voice of the enemy. Run to me for I am running to meet you. Follow me and you will never, ever be alone.”

I know from personal experience that the enemy is constantly there, lying to you, telling you your not good enough, you aren’t strong enough, you aren’t pretty enough, you aren’t worth it, you aren’t smart enough… Don’t let those things define you. You are good enough, you are strong enough, you are pretty enough, you are worth it, you are smart enough… God doesn’t make junk. He doesn’t make a faulty creation, we all have a specific purpose He created us for. Give your everything to Him and He will make that purpose come to pass in the most beautifully amazing way ever imaginable.

My dear friends, don’t give up, don’t give in! That’s what Satan wants, but God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.

I love each and everyone of you dearly, and I am praying for you that God encourages you in Him. May God bless you—

~Kaetlyn Dawn~

Ignitable

Banner word for 2018 – •Ignitable•…

I desire to be saturated with the oil of the Holy Spirit so I can be a flame for Christ in this dark world. I pray God ignites my heart and allows me to reach to someone in this new year, and share with them the light I have been given!! 🙌🏻🙏🏻🧡🔥

~God sets His ministers hearts aflame – Is my heart ignitable?~

#wordoftheyear2018 #Ignitable #shine

The Unspeakable Gift

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭

As I sit here and ponder over this holiday season I am brought to the striking realization that I am so unworthy. I can’t believe that over 2,000 years ago, in a little town called Bethlehem, the Savior of the World came down as a tiny baby. My mind cannot fathom the idea that the Creator of the world would send such a gift and make such a sacrifice for me, for you,  for us…

I’ve always thought it was so amazing that God chose to bring the good news of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds first. The shepherds were not wealthy and usually frowned upon in most communities. Even though this was the case, God chose to come to the lowest and reveal to them His incomparable gift first. It just proves that the Lord came to reach the least, the last, and the lost. God loved us so much, though we are unworthy, that He sent His son to be born in a lowly stable. Knowing that one day He would be rejected of men and sentenced to die on the cruel Cross for our sins, He still came. I am so thankful, that though I am unworthy, Jesus still came, He still loves, and He still saves! I am just in awe of my Savior’s love and compassion. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift!! (Luke 2)

~Merry Christmas!  ☺️🎄❄️

Don’t forget the true reason for the season!

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