When discouraged and the spirit of depression starts to bring wrong thinking into our thought processes, we must stand strong and take those thoughts captive!!! One of the things I've learned in following the Lamb is this truth; praising God beats depression and discouragement. Isaiah 61:3 says "To CONSOLE those who mourn in Zion, To give them BEAUTY for ashes, The OIL OF JOY for mourning, The GARMENT OF PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of RIGHTEOUSNESS, The planting of the LORD, that HE may be glorified." The glory will come when we praise HIM. Praising GOD is a weapon!!! Anyone can praise Him on the sunny days, even unbelievers can be happy on those days... But those who know Him for Who He is and not just for what He can do, can sing and dance in the rain...in the midst of the storm we WILL PRAISE OUR GOD!!!Praising God defeats depression, beats down discouragement every time. It is a valuable key and weapon...TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!!!
IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. COLOSSIANS 1:14... Did you know that the blood of a baby in the womb never comes in contact with the mother and that it is contributed by the male seed, not by the female egg? This was a divine plan of God when He designed men & women. God knew He would need to send a Savior into the world to redeem them!!! We all need a SAVIOR and only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us and make us white as snow!!! Redeem means to pay a price to ransom someone. Our redemption could only be bought with the perfect, pure blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus came from the Holy Spirit when He overshadowed Mary, therefore the blood of Jesus was completely pure. His blood was the only blood that could pay for our sins because it came directly from God and was never contaminated with sin. It was the perfect payment and sacrifice for our forgiveness!!!The blood of Christ is still cleansing and washing us today as much as it did two t