Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Forever Goodbye to Depression!!!

I originally posted this on Facebook on 12/12/2012

Soooo I got a knock at my door this was depression again.  I said, "uhmm I told you to go away months ago and not come back! We have nothing else to talk about, no reason to hang out, nothing...DEUCES!!! Besides it's 12/12/12 and I'm expecting some company named BREAKTHROUGH, MIRACLE, BLESSING, FRESH ANOINTING, and FAVOR!!! Those are my true friends and we're gonna be kickin more often from today forward!!!" As I went to close the door, depression started that smooth talkin stuff and started twistin some stuff that my friend MEMORY said like, "you've been sayin today is your day for months now, you've been singin about miracles, and when God is in it there is no limit, I won't complain, yet look at your mess. People have been saying hold on, but how long you gotta do it? It's been months now! You talkin bout you believe God is turning it around, but it looks the same to me....I don't know what you could possibly see! You might as well just go lie down and have your moment, then think about this again...I don't have any suggestions, but it's time for you to be real and honest with yourself!" So before I knew it I had crept back to bed feeling sad and not even realized that depression snuck in before I shut the door. Then suddenly I got a text from my friend MEMORY who reminded me (because that's what he does) that I've been blessed with some powerful Word and Promises from God Himself and several other powerful men and women of God just these past few days, which was capped by an awesome Bible Study last night, in which God moved mightily during His visit.  He also told me that the day just started and there is plenty of time left for everything to be performed today! All of the confirmation and revelation will not return to Him void!!! With that being said, I sprang up from my bed and in the natural started acting silly to shake myself loose and laugh! As I did, I saw depression start to get worried and after I laughed a little I began to repent and praise!!! At that moment depression just ran for the door and fled knowing that it had got beaten again! To God be the glory!!!

LESSON:  Demonic forces are real.  For years psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, etc have labeled depression as an emotional or psychological disorder.  Sure enough it is, but we have in turn softened it to accept it as "normal" rather than recognizing the enemy's deception. We must in the words of Iyanla Vanzant, "CALL A THING A THING!" Depression aims to take our minds off of God's promises and focus on the negative things and sulk in them....the devil is a liar!!! I know many of you have seen several posts that I've put up about telling depression to flee and I have in fact done that and it went running away! However, I must have done something in which it thinks that it can continue coming back and try to invade my territory. Stay with me cannot possess me because I'm Blood washed and filled with the Holy Ghost, and it knows that, but it will try to oppress me, confuse me, get me looking at how things are and not focus on what God said/says...pretty much coming for me!  And since I know the tricks of this fool, it was gonna try to get me feeling guilty about my sins, struggles, and issues.  But I ain't having it!!!  Matthew 12:43-45 and Luke 11:24-26 tells us that when unclean spirits leave, they try to find a dry place to rest and if they can't they will return to where they came (a house that's now in order and clean) with seven friends stronger than they are. Well I ain't tryna find out what seven stronger forces this fool tryna bring back at Sweet Brown said....AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT!!! Therefore this is what I have to do and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 says it perfectly, "16.) Rejoice always,  17.) pray without ceasing, 18.) in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19.) Do not quench the Spirit. 20.) Do not despise prophecies. 21.) Test all things; hold fast to what is good. 22.) Abstain from every form of evil." And the Word of the Lord is blessed!!! So today, I stand on the authority of Jesus Christ that has been given to me by the Holy Spirit and tell depression to GO TO HELL WHERE YOU BELONG AND RETURN NO MORE!!! This house has been swept clean by the Blood of Jesus and is filled with praise unto the Holy Spirit of God and you with your stupid self are no longer welcome here!!!

Proclamation: I am a man of God who is about to be sent to the nations to do the work of the Lord!!! It's not necessarily limited to a pulpit, or for that matter possibly not in a pulpit at all, but whether it's on my job, in my office, lecturing at a conference, mentoring to a group of young men, or whatever God assigns to my's about to go down and my God it's finna be good!!! And God gets all the glory; I'm just going to be the vessel, His instrument!!!  So folks....let's get t o praying and fill ourselves with the Word of God!!! We have work to do and it's time to stop playing games with these demons.  Stop making them feel comfortable, because their aim is not to get along or fit it...John 10:10 says, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy......" They are trying to overtake us and make us accept or accommodate and maybe even assimilate to what God says is not good! We have to stop letting these witches and warlocks sit up in our churches and teach in our schools.  We have to pray and fast for strength to rebuke them in the name of Jesus!!! They are no longer waiting for our children to move out and go to college before they attack, they are making visits to the elementary schools, playgrounds, and day cares.  Let's fill our homes with prayer and stand on the authority that God has given us and know that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).  I know that this is lengthy, but hey...I'm a writer and this is what I do!!! And I'm good at it...thank You Lord!!!  What I thought was going to be a little humorous story with an empowering message turned into this.  I don't even know what to call it.  Then again, I'll just call it obedience and submission to God's will!!! I'm not perfect and I have many flaws, but the God I serve is alone larger than any struggle, issue, or concern I may have along with any demon(s) that try to come against me!!! Romans 8:31 says, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us (me), who can be against us (me)?" Well since God is for me....hey....I'm good yo!!! I'm the best even!!! We're the best because we're according to Romans 8:17 joint heirs with Christ!!! I was supposed to finish this a long time ago, but when God gets in it, all I can do is yield or in other words....just keep!  Well today is my day!!! It really is!!! I declare it in the name of Jesus!!! Y'all wait for the testimony!!! God is not slack concerning His promise (2 Peter 3:9).  So folks let's get to studying to show ourselves approved to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

I am Robert J. Dantzler, a born again man of God, saved by grace through faith, filled with the Holy Ghost, Water and Fire Baptized, and I approve this message!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Let God Fight For Us

It is easy and many times feels good to direct hate towards someone who hates us.  The same goes for wanting to pursue a desire to get back at someone who has wronged us.  As believers we must trust that God will repay those wrong doers.  We cannot get back at someone like God can.  Besides, hate is self-destructive.  It may be difficult, but we must show love/overcome evil with God towards those who hate us.  With God's help, we can achieve this.

References:  Esther Chapters 3-7, Romans 12:17-19, Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:28

Created: April 28, 2012

The Value of Resting

Resting is an essential piece to our spiritual and physical development.  So often we are occupied with numerous tasks.  Although the tasks are productive, we still need time to rest.  Resting brings about a humility that allows us to hear from God and keeps us from being susceptible to exhaustion.  Each day, take time to rest and trust that God will continue to lead us in the way we must go.  Our greatest strength may very well be our ability to stand still and trust God.

References 1 Kings 19:1-18

Created April 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Trust God When the Journey Gets Tough

When the journey gets tough there are a few things that we can do.  No, quitting is not an's for the weak, and we as believers are strong through our Father!  There are times when we know that the struggle is almost over, but it still seems to get heavier.  That's when we do as the mother who is about to give birth does...PUSH---Pray and/or Praise Until Something Happens.  Isaiah 66:8 tells us that when Zion travailed, she brought forth.  In times when we have no idea when the struggle will end, that is the perfect opportunity for us to not trust in ourselves, but allow the Almighty to be in contol of our lives.  Whether the end is near or far, we must trust the Father, Who will always cause us to triumph and bring forth good fruit and purpose. 

Be blessed!!!

Additional Reference: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

Written: April 13, 2012

Monday, December 19, 2011

Stand Still, Be Still---Wait, Know, and See!!!

This is another Word that the Lord gave to me about three to four years ago.  Father God, I come to You in the name of Jesus asking You to once again forgive me for sitting on what You have told me to do.  I pray that this Word will still reach whomever it needs to reach and they will be blessed mightily by You, and that You and only You will get all the Glory.  In Jesus' name I pray...Amen!!!

In addition to Divine Instruction, this Word that I'm going to share comes somewhat out of a personal conviction and struggle that I have been faced with repeatedly throughout the years.  It deals with waiting, believing, believing before seeing, seeing beyond natural sight, knowing the goodness of God, and having faith! All of these things have different names, yet are synonymous, and areas that must be strengthened in our Christian journey.  The first scriptural text comes from Exodus 14 when God leads the Israelites out of Egyptian captivity and through the Red Sea.  There a quite of few things that we must see here that God does for us when we're faced with adversity as well as the overt, hostile attacks from the enemy.  As God begins to reveal the deliverance process, He will create an agitation and a confusion in our enemies.  Our enemies many times have a control complex and want things to go their way.  However, that is an extreme conflict of interest because God is sovereign and the enemy does not have permission to rule over or control God's elect (1 Chronicles 16:22, Psalm 105:15).  So when the enemies begin their hot pusuit for us, it will be quite fierce.  To us it may even look like they will catch us and do with us just as they wish to.  We're then faced with a choice, either surrender to the enemy or activate our faith and let God do what He will. The latter part of Isaiah 59:19 tells us that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.  Which brings me back to Exodus 14, as the Israelites approached the Red Sea with shaken faith, murmuring, complaining, doubting, the desire to go back, and blatant anger towards their leader Moses, God instructed Moses to lift up his rod and stretch his hand over the sea to divide it.  God also told Moses to tell the people to go forward.  Do we realize that in the face of urgent adversity, we will some times have to do some things that make absolutely no sense to the human mind or logic.  We can only trust and believe that God will do what He said He will do!  In verses 13 and 14, Moses tells his doubtful and nervous followers, "(13) Do not be afraid. STAND STILL, and SEE the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.  For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. (14) The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace."  Here, Moses is letting them know in other terms...shut your mouths, this is the Lord's battle and He will give us victory, all we have to do is STAND STILL and SEE.  As Moses lifted his hands and the Israelites crossed through the Red Sea, which was made dry land and the waters appeared as a wall. This indicates to us that in the midst of God blocking the enemy's attacks, He will make our paths smooth and provide a wall of protection for us.  When they reached the other side, it seemed as if the Egyptians were getting closer to them and would overtake them. The moment that all of the Israelites had reached the other side and all of the Egyptians were in the separated sea, the Lord caused the wall to fall and flood them out or should I say drown them.  Pharaoh and his army, all of his best trained troops with their mighty equipment (horses and chariots) were drowned in the Red Sea. Verse 7 says that Pharaoh took 600 choice chariots and each chariot had captains over them.  Pharaoh and is best trained and most skilled warriors were all overthrown and consumed in the Red Sea.  So what this is telling us is that when God lifts up the standard and cancels the enemy's attacks and assignments, anyone who is joins forces with the enemy will be judged as well and suffer God's condemnation.  Be mindful of who you follow!  As a further sign of His salvation, God even showed the Israelites the dead Egyptians on the seashore (Verse 30).  This is for those of us who need to see before we can totally believe.  Also, notice in Verse 13 that Moses told the Israelites that God will accomplish that task for them today.  So for those of us who are trusting, believing, and WAITing on God to handle some situation(s), it won't be very long before He does it!!!

The next scripture comes from Psalm 46.  This particular scripture can be seen as an extension to Exodus 14.  This scripture reminds us that in those times that we are afraid, anxious, nervous, or  just simply seem to be losing it, God is a refuge and a very present help in our time of need (verses 1-4).  Even when things around us seem to be shaky or falling apart, God will not be moved and will yet be our refuge.  God will also cause those crazy things around us to cease or be destroyed by His hand (verses 5-9).  In verse 10, God says "BE STILL, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"  This is assurance to us that God will protect us and so that He gets all the glory, everything that rises against His Word or His will be bow.

In those times when we get challenged, we must remember that although we may be shaken, we must not be moved.  We must stand on Christ, the solid rock who shall not be moved.  When we are STILL, we WAIT on the Lord to do what He says He will do and in turn HE will bless us.  We must not grow weary nor faint because God will definitely keep His Word.  Isaiah 40:31 states that, "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shally mount up on wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Then Galatians 6:9 states, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due seaon we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

I encourage you again, when times are rough, shaky, overwhelming, confusing, unclear, etc....cry out to the Lord, STAND STILL, BE STILL, WAIT, KNOW, and SEE that He will perform everything that He promises to do.  It doesn't require any work from us, just our faith!!!

I hope that someone was blessed, strengthened, enlightened, our encouraged by what I have shared.  Most importantly, I hope and pray that this message has brought your closer to God.  Be blessed in Jesus' name...Amen!!!

-Robert J. Dantzler
December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chase God, Not Things!!!

Do you remember those tv shows in which a genie would appear and say that he/she could grant three wishes? Most often the beneficiary would wish for material things. What if God asked us directly what should He give us? Would we ask for tangible things too? Consider this...when we ask for those things that are eternal (wisdom, knowledge, understanding, etc), God is faithful to give us that which we have asked for. In turn, we can gain those things that are tangible because we have been blessed with godly wisdom, knowledge, understanding, etc.

References: 1 Kings 3:1-28, Matthew 6:33, Colossians 3:1-2

Rest in God's Forgiveness!

Many times in our lives we have been overcome by our sins. At times we have probably even shifted the blame to others (I'm mean because my mama was mean, or I fornicate because my daddy did). Regardless of what we're faced with, the fact is that we did it. In turn our actions cause there to be unrest within us. But thank God for giving us His Son to take away our sins, forgive us, restore us, and give us peace within, with God, and with others. Today, choose to receive God's gift of forgiveness and be at peace!!! God bless you!!!

References: Colossians 1:19-29, Isaiah 9:6