Saturday, September 1, 2018

I've always had an ongoing struggle with allergies and at times my parents could not figure out why I was so sickly. I would complain nightly of excruciating leg aches and would often have insomnia as a child. As I got older I began to listen to my body and was able to figure out what food was doing what to my body. Which was much better than the old-fashioned allergy test where the doctor took an instrument of some type which made lines that broke open the skin on my back. He then took different foods and applied them to the open areas of my skin to see if I would break out or something. Sounds barbaric, doesn't it?

Not only have I struggled with food allergies all my life but also I've always been sensitive to shampoos. I had a variety of shampoos and conditioners that were sprawled out underneath my bathroom sink as hair rejects. If I broke out after using the shampoo or conditioner it would end up in the reject pile to be used by another member of the family or not at all. It was an expensive venture to figure out what was bothering my scalp until I figured out that I could test the shampoo on my wrist as I walked around in the store. If my skin started to itch then I would not buy it.

In recent years I figured out that I was allergic to wheat. I had so many intestinal issues and at times arthritic conditions in my joints. I felt sick and lethargic most of the time. I also figured out that I was lactose intolerant when I got pregnant with my third son as I could not keep any food down. I had food coming out both ends. Sorry to be so descriptive. However, you are probably reading this because I brought up the subject of soda which is a sugary bliss for many of you but has contributed to many diseases I'm sure. Diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure to name a few. None of which we are willing to admit to, as soda has become an addiction to so many people.

Now to answer the curious question as to why I don't drink soda. It gives me bladder infections. Like the very next day, I will be in excruciating pain. I have by trial and error figured out this painful fact. I have also figured out that it's not worth it to me. Not if it means another hospital visit which I can't afford. As if my diet weren't restrictive enough like I mentioned before, I also can't eat wheat. Many people just can't believe that I can live without eating wheat products because almost everything has this ingredient in it. No more flour tortillas, crackers, cakes, pasta and the like. Some people have told me that they couldn't possibly live without it but if you have suffered the agony of gluten intolerance and the painful consequences of cheating on your diet then you will say to yourself; it's not worth it to me. Why isn't it worth it? I'm not a glutton for punishment I guess and I don't want to die an early death. I also don't want to end up sick in the hospital.

You know what else is not worth it? Sin. The painful consequence of our choices sometimes has lasting effects just like our poor health choices. If we make poor health choices after a while it will catch up to us and we can reap diseases. If we make poor life choices or decisions we can also reap poverty or homelessness. If we continue to live in sin not only will it separate us from God; the choices we make will destroy our lives. Regardless of what you sow please understand that the law of the universe will cause you to reap. "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction, whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit reap eternal life." Galatians 6:7-8 According to this scripture you just read, are you living to please the Spirit or living to please the flesh? Some of us live to please our flesh with the next cookie, cigarette, beer, video game, TV Novela, weed, and whatever our flesh is demanding it should have. Denying ourselves isn't just a philosophy it is a lifestyle. It means we say no to the demands of our flesh and live to please the Spirit. When we do, we will manifest the fruit of the spirit. When we live to meet the demands of the flesh we will also manifest the works of the flesh.
We need to get to a point in our lives where we have to say to ourselves; it's not worth it to me. This soda is not worth it to me. This cupcake is not worth it to me. This abusive relationship is not worth it to me. This beer is not worth it to me. Getting high is not worth it to me. Cheating on my spouse is not worth it to me. Watching porn is not worth it to me and the list can go on. Why is it not worth it to you? Because you have come to the painful conclusion that you are not willing to pay the price of wrong choices anymore. You are through repeating the same old cycle just to arrive at point A again. You can no longer take the pain of your mistakes anymore. When you finally come to this conclusion, you will stop.

Like millions of people before you that have decided that they were sowing the wrong seed and decided to change that; bravo. I'm sure your harvest looks different. For the couple who recently shared with me that they looked at each other one day after being addicted to meth for 10 years and said, "We are stupid for doing this" and then they stopped. I'm proud of you. For those who have decided that they don't need to be dysfunctional anymore and live feeling rejected because God loves them. Hooray. To all my ex-addict friends, alcoholics, sexually bound, angry, and perverted; you inspire me. Share your story on how you got free! We need to learn from you. We overcome by the power of your testimony.

For those of you who feel stuck and angry; I have a secret for you. Whining, complaining and regretting your past won't change your harvest! Change your seed or change your harvest field. That is the only answer to cause a change in our lives. Sow God's Word, live out His principles and make better choices. We make it more complicated than it is. Follow Christ's example if you have poor role models in your life. For heaven's sake let us stop making excuses. Excuses are only a cover up to make people believe we are victims of our sin instead of admitting we still want to indulge in our sin. We need to get honest. I clearly remember the day I cried out to God and pleaded with him to take a certain sin from me. After going on about it for a few days I heard, "You sin because you want to." I was shocked that God would speak to me this way but it woke me up out of my supposed pious deception. God can't crucify our flesh nor can he say no for us. We must crucify the desire, the craving, and the urge by saying no to ourselves.

For those of you who think you can't stop, I have good news for you. There is absolutely nothing stronger than the human will. No one can control your will. God does not control people and unless you are possessed of the devil even he can't make you do anything. Either way, Jesus came to set you free. Like an ex-addict told me recently, "You must be willing to do anything to be free." A person who is not willing to go to rehab, not willing to do classes, not willing to go to meetings, not willing to talk about it and not willing to admit they have a problem IS NOT READY TO CHANGE! A repentant heart is willing to confess to their sins, take responsibility, make restitution, and willing to let go of anything that would lead them back on the same road they were on. If this means getting rid of the old friends, not going to your usual spots, not listening to your old music, throwing away all worldly or secular things in your life then so be it. This is what repentance looks like. Until and only when a person comes to a point of saying to themselves, "It's not worth it to me" then will they stop.
Let me ask you, "Are you there yet?" If you are please pray this prayer:

Lord, remove the pride, anger, rebellion, and stubbornness of my heart. I can clearly see that there is something that has gotten in the way of my relationship with you/my relationship with others/or is stumbling me. I cannot do this on my own. I cannot change by my own self-effort. I cannot change by my own will-power or by doing better next time. That's all dead works. It is by your finished work on the cross that I am free to live for you. Break off lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Your word says, that you are the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. You, not only came to forgive my sin but remove my sin. Remove my sinful tendencies. I surrender them to you. Remove all generational iniquity. Renew my mind and grant me a truly repentant heart. I'm done waddling in the mud like a pig and going back to the vomit like a dog. There is nothing this world has that can bring me the peace, love, and joy that I so desperately need. Loose me from every chain, bondage and stronghold. Bind the strong man. Come Holy Spirit to expose the darkest parts of my being and clean out the closets of my heart. Transform me and make me in the image of your son. I no longer want a form of godliness and still, deny your power by living a life that is contrary to your Word. Remove a lawless spirit from me, the spirit of whoredom, fear, lust, perversion, drunkenness, sorcery, witchcraft, Jezebel, anger, rebellion, pride, self-righteousness, religion, and antichrist. I was made to be loved and be love. Take me back to my original design in Jesus name! I repent! Amen!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The most difficult part of being a Christian now or days is staying balanced in the war between legalism and lawlessness. In one camp God is made to be made to be a bully who is always looking to punish us if we make a mistake. In the other camp, we have a God who is a celestial pushover that winks at our sin. Either way, I've seen both camps go into serious error and eventually apostasy. The religious camp, believe God is in control of everything. In their minds, He could have stopped their pain and suffering. They get mad, throw in the towel, and walk away. On the other side of the spectrum is the lawless camp that thinks that grace will be sufficient to get them by while they are willfully sinning because after all one saved always saved. These people keep making excuses for what they do and get sloppy with their salvation. In the middle is where we all want to be. We need a healthy fear of the Lord and be rooted in His love. Meditate on what God is saying in His Word. Goodness is for those who continue in His goodness but severity is for those who fall away. Ultimately we choose which way things go in our life. 

Make a careful examination now of what you believe about God and adjust any wrong attitude or belief. If you have walked away from Him, remember God's arms are outstretched to receive you back. Let us pray, Father, forgive me for seeing you as a cruel father, getting angry and walking away when things didn't go my way or my prayers weren't answered. I choose to forgive all those who have hurt me including you. Father, forgive me for thinking I can live my life any way I want to without consequences. I have been under a delusion to think I could get away with anything and still appear before a holy God. Please help me be balanced and see you correctly by respecting you as God. We ask you this in Jesus name!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

God is outside of our cultural norm and we should be careful that we do not make God in our image instead of being made into His. In this blog, I will be challenging American mindsets that have formed our opinion of who God is. I will be comparing these commonly held beliefs to Christ's life and teachings. This is only a summary of the entire series. I pray that these teachings will wake us up to realize that we have been under a strong delusion and apostasy in the church.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Today I will be speaking to you on The Gospel of Entitlement. I woke up this morning with this sad feeling in my heart. I grew up in a home where no one ever said they were sorry. We used to have these blow-outs and everyone would go to their own room and all you would hear is the sound of doors slamming. A few hours later we would come out and pretend nothing ever happened. The feelings of hurt were still there but the problem was never resolved. The behavior was never addressed and the dysfunctional patterns continued. After years and years of this, you become hardened from the lack of repentance. You start to feel entitled. You assume that because you are family, that you can say, and do whatever you want without ever asking for forgiveness. This is not how things work in the Kingdom of God.

This morning I was feeling a great conviction for all the entitlement I have operated in and out of the body of Christ. First, I was convicted for all the times I failed to say thank you. How many times do we sit at the table to eat and never give thanks to God? To us, it is a normal thing to sit and have food on the table but to others around the world, however, the struggle to eat every day is real. Some people are digging in the trash for a meal even as I speak. We may argue that they have put themselves in this position but I highly doubt the children in impoverished countries choose to eat their meals out of dumpsters. Are we thankful for the bed we sleep in? Many people are sleeping in the cold like animals on hard cement sidewalks, in cars, in hotels, in fields, and park benches. They have no place to lay their heads. I know a few beloved saints who are homeless. What are we doing as a body of Christ to make sure our own family is taken care of? Are we thankful for our homes, our cars, and our families or do we feel entitled to them? Even though family can be quite difficult many people live alone and unloved with little or no support. They probably wish they had someone to nag them, care about them and even get on their case. I'm not saying we should put up with abuse but what I am saying is we need to be thankful for the things we take for granted. It seems like our family are the people we are least thankful for.

Another thing we take for granted is our bible, our ability to meet openly to worship Christ and Christ's forgiveness. I think because we have taken our families' forgiveness for granted that we tend to carry that into church behavior. I don't know why we can't just say we are sorry and resolve issues in the church. Instead of confronting the issues we go into our spiritual rooms and pout. We slam the doors shut of fellowship and we stop talking to our brothers and sisters. Some of us never even know what happened or transpired. We just know we were unfriended on Facebook. There is no growth in personal relationships when there's no honesty. I'm not saying that we should be rude but how is anyone supposed to grow if you don't tell them what offended you. We need to ask ourselves this, am I always the one getting offended? If the answer is yes then why is that? How can we grow in love, humility and mature when we don't take responsibility.

This is the beauty of repentance. Repentance takes responsibility. It isn't like I'm sorry. I'm sorry is for people who feel temporarily bad for what they did but have no intention of changing it. We often hear people say, "My bad." Then nothing comes of it because it is only a saying. It is not a conviction that you hurt someone or that you need to make it right. Repentance is a conviction and a challenge to change with God's grace. I'm sorry takes people for granted. It is basically assuming that the person is okay with your behavior. Maybe you don't even say you're sorry because you feel entitled to that person's forgiveness. We do this in personal, family, and marriage relationships. We even do this in our relationship with God. We hurt people and instead of repenting we go on our merry way taking the relationship for granted. I think we have all done this. How many times have we or our children done something totally disrespectful and still feel entitled to receiving gifts from us? Let's face it, we live in a culture of entitlement. Let me define entitlement: It is believing that you have the rights to the benefits of a covenant and or relationship without having to abide by the covenant and laws you feel entitled to. For example, we are in a covenant marriage with God. We have made a vow or promise to not have any idols before him or beside him. In marriage, this would look like not having any extramarital relationships outside of marriage, whether that would be emotional, physical or spiritual intimacy outside of the marriage covenant. When we say I do in our marriage or to God we are to keep the vows we made. Entitlement makes us believe that we can somehow break our covenant vows and still be entitled to the intimacy in the marriage. When we feel distant from God and we no longer live in His blessing we need to ask ourselves did skip over asking for forgiveness when we broke our vows to him. Did we repent for what we did?

I'm going to let you know that idolatry of self is one of the biggest reasons that so many marriages fail. I know this by experience. Many people walk away from God and their marriages because they don't believe they need to crucify self. They still want to receive from God and their marriage but only if it benefits them. Some people get offended by God if things don't go their way and purposely go into the world throwing a temper tantrum. The root of this behavior is entitlement. The worse part of this insidious heart issue is that people have come up with doctrines to disguise this prideful attitude. The church has come to know this movement as hyper-grace, inclusion, and universalism. What these doctrines teach their followers is that they are forgiven already outside the work of repentance. This is not true. Repentance is the only gateway to reconciliation with the Father.

Hebrews 10:26-31 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

I heard many people claim that this scripture is not for today. Please note the writer of Hebrews made a distinction between Moses' law and the blood sacrifice of Christ. God will judge his people! We need understand there is no reconciliation outside of repentance. You can't go and cheat on your wife or husband then act like nothing happened. This is trampling their heart underfoot. This is what God feels like when we trample the blood of Jesus underfoot. The blood of Jesus is God's mercy. Mercy is the most vulnerable part of God's heart. It is the blood of his Son. It is a delusion to think that a holy God would allow us to come into His kingdom outside of the covenant sacrifice of Christ. We insult the spirit of grace when we trample all over his mercy. Does God forgive us? Yes! However, we cannot continue to do the same things over and over again without repentance. To believe we can continue in sin without repentance is entitlement. We aren't entitled to forgiveness. It is true that we don't have to earn it but that doesn't mean we can take advantage of it either. How can we say we love God and be operating in sin and self-seeking. Self-seeking is also entitlement. Let me define self-seeking: It is advancing our own agenda, serving ourselves, our own interests before others or even at their expense. Are you living at the expense of God's mercy and grace?

We can't abuse the grace and mercy; expecting his blessing. We can't trample on the blood of Jesus and expect to enter his Kingdom. This is deception and lawlessness. Let us turn to Romans 11:20-21 Do not be haughty, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. 22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. In the scripture above the natural branches are the Jews. Paul is using this example to let us know that we should not be proud but consider how the Jews took God for granted lest we fall into the same trap. There are so many people that believe once saved always saved but Paul is warning us that we can make the same mistake the Jews made by taking his goodness for granted. The balance is knowing that God is holy. Paul is asking us to consider his goodness and his severity.

In the book of Jude, verse 6 and 7 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; 7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. What is God saying here? He is saying that if the angels whom he created to worship him can fall into deception and leave their position how can we believe as mere mortals that we cannot fall from grace? Then Jude who continues by giving the example of those who had given themselves over to sexual immorality how they would suffer the vengeance of eternal fire.

Let us consider the Archangel Lucifer. He was gifted and in God's leadership. He was made to worship God. Yet, pride filled his heart. This happened in the presence of our Holy God. It wasn't enough to be second in command he wanted to be Lord of his own life and be the one being worshipped. Take heed if you are leading worship and you end up wanting to be worshiped. How many leaders have we seen fall into pride? I've been such a leader. How many have we seen feel entitled to be served, receive your money, live in luxury, greed, and corruption? Lucifer in his rebellion took all those around him down. There many false teachers who are doing the same because their mindset and heart attitude have infected the church! They indeed preach, teach and set as example entitlement. Entitlement is rooted in pride friends. If you honestly believe you can live your life in sin and be entitled to heaven this is deception. Right now it's the strongest delusion I've seen in the church for decades!

In Hebrews 12:14-16 the scripture again admonishes us to "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright." Let us look at this scripture carefully. Esau was supposed to inherit the birthright or blessing of His father but gave it up for some temporal carnal pleasure. This scripture is warning to us that we can give up our birthright. God has an inheritance for us that he purchased with Jesus' precious blood. It can't be taken from us but we can certainly give it up for fornication, adultery, drugs, drunkenness and the list goes on. We can say no to God's goodness. I don't know how many people I've seen become bitter and offended with God; just to leave him. Many. If you feel conviction and fear please understand that there is balance in the full counsel of God. I'm not teaching this to condemn you but to challenge and persuade you to repent from your heart.

Jude 20-25
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh." Some people we will have to be very hard with. Pulling them out of the fire!
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.

My prayer today is that I'm able to pull you out of the fire if you are heading into hell but also let you know that God is able to present you faultless if you don't continue to feel entitled to his goodness. Hell is real. Let me quickly share my vision of hell and her prisoners of war! This happened right before Christmas. I saw hell with her mouth wide open licking her lips and her belly was engorged with lost souls. I saw hearts that were black like stone (from the deceitfulness of sin, hurt and offense), people with blinders on (they were blinded by pride), chains that extended out of hell that shackled others in captivity, and others were following the pied piper on the wide road of destruction they were being seduced away by the lusts of this world. Many were at the wide gate and God was saying, "Wake up from your delusion!" He showed me people who were willing to grab people by the ankles, prostrate on their faces dragging behind those who unwittingly were going to hell. I'm here to grab you by the ankles and tell you that you need to get off the wide road of destruction. Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your heart but make a full confession of sin, repent, change your ways and be baptized for the remission of sins. If you desire to be baptized into repentance please visit my website at and go to the salvation page or click on the tab salvation on this blog.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord
But a just weight is His delight. Proverbs 11:1

The balance of the gospel is this: We must present the problem and the solution.

The problem: We are in need of repentance because of our sinful life. We cannot come to a Holy God without being blood washed.

The solution: We must be baptized and repent of our sins. We must allow truth and love to transform our hearts. Without truth, we continue in error. Without love, we will feel alienated from our gracious Father and run away instead of coming to Him.

To always point out the problem without the solution becomes legalism at best. We come under the law, condemnation, guilt, and shame. A God that is not represented in a loving manner will cause believers to come under religious captivity. They, in turn, continue to mispresent God to the world as a judgmental God who condemns the sinner. Religion offers no solution or transformation other than works. We come under the witchcraft described in Galatians 3 believing that we can now perfect ourselves in the flesh.

To always point out the solution without the problem can become lawlessness. To preach a gospel that doesn't present the truth of our sinful condition also brings believers under captivity. They start to believe that God is okay with the way they live and they become careless about their salvation. They start to make excuses and justifications for their sin. They trample under foot the blood of Jesus which is God's mercy and come under a delusion.

It is time, we teach the whole counsel of God. We serve a holy, loving God, who will judge us according to our deeds, and how we treated the sacrifice of His Son. Like Jesus said, "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Definition: Facebook validation is basing your value or worth solely on how others respond to what you post or how you respond to them on Facebook messenger. 

If you find yourself consistently checking to see how many likes you have on your posts or find yourself feeling depressed if your posts are being may have a Facebook validation problem. This is why people send chain emails that seem to force a reply from you either by stating that you will have good luck if you do and bad luck if you don't. Then there are the Facebook posts that force you to read them in their entirety by saying "I know you are my true friend if you read this to the end..." Do you really need me to repost that to prove to you that I'm your friend? Let's not forget the chain emails that make you feel like you are less patriotic or not a good citizen if you don't forward them. Let me ask you, shouldn't that poor child Dakota be healed by now? The same prayer vigil has been circulating on messenger for at least a year now.
I must admit some Facebook messages are cute and innocent. However, some of them seem like a threat. You may self-destruct in 10 seconds if you don't forward this. Some people have gotten so tired of these chain Facebook messages that they freak if you send them anything on messenger. Sheesh. I was put on notice that if I sent one more cute hugging bear I would be unfriended. Okay, I get it. I was just in the mood to show some love. Forgive me. Whatever your activity on Facebook may be, we need to check our motivation for why we are doing it. Are we seeking to be somebody through social media? Do we start social media frenzies by baiting people into arguments? Do we ask questions just for the sake of feeling like someone is listening to us? Are we constantly trying to get attention by posting things that are either controversial, funny or riddled with self-pity? Do we have a bad day if we feel our post or opinion was rejected? Do we tell others we are leaving Facebook to see if they genuinely care? Do we look to others to tell us what we should believe? Is your devotional life based solely on what you read and watch on Facebook? If that's so, you may have crossed over to an addiction to Facebook. Is that possible you may think? An addiction is a bad habit that causes you to be obsessed with a certain, person, habit or activity that becomes your source of peace, love, happiness, acceptance, and or approval. I hate to say many of us have fallen into this trap. If Facebook has become your source of letting you know that you are a human being worthy of being valued then it's time to break this ugly Facebook validation cycle. Repeat after me: Facebook is an activity to engage others but not the source of my happiness, love, peace, happiness, acceptance or approval. I get that from God! People are not the source of how I feel about my life and myself. My value comes from what Jesus did on the cross for me. I'm amazing, cherished, loved, accepted, affirmed, and wonderfully made. I choose to engage people in person and form genuine relationships instead of hiding behind a computer screen. I AM SOMEBODY! If you are still needing additional help comment below if not have an amazing day because after all, I don't need you to approve this message. hahahahaha Jaziz Gutierrez

Friday, November 17, 2017

Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, 8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. Hebrews 5:7-8

In our modern church culture, the idea of suffering is so foreign to us. The internet is full of ways to live in victory, overcoming in spiritual warfare, and motivational teaching that encourages us. Not so much on suffering. We don't want to even think about it. We have a big problem with suffering. We feel that somehow God is against us or doesn't like us when we go through things. We feel persecuted, downcast, and depressed when things don't go our way. We have a false sense of control as if we have a say in the matters of life. When things don't go the way we think it should, it shakes us to the very core of our being. We often accuse God of being unloving and uncaring. Jesus did not promise us a carefree life. "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 This word tribulation means trouble, anguish, suffering, sadness, heartache, and woe. Jesus said we are going to go through stuff. We are somehow shocked when it happens though. We even get mad about it. 

I recently heard a brother challenge me to ask God how to partner with him in the situation I'm in. What is God teaching me? How am I going to obey Him in what I'm going through? Hebrews says "though he was a son..." Why do we call into question our sonship when we suffer when it's part of normal life? Jesus told us we can be cheerful in every situation. Joy is not a byproduct of circumstance. It is a fruit of or manifestation of the Holy Spirit living in us. He didn't go anywhere. Peace is a byproduct of God's ever abounding love manifesting within our lives when we put our trust in Him! Jesus learned obedience through the things he suffered?! I scratch my head when I read this too. You mean suffering can be a byproduct of obedience?! You mean that if I obey God that it may produce heartache? You mean I won't always be blessed? Whoa! It says that he cried out in vehement cries. Jesus was suffering the agony of laying his life down. He knew that rejection, ridicule, pain, the punishment of our sins, betrayal of the church, and abandonment of friends awaited him. In His obedience and suffering, He overcame. We can overcome too. This is only true if we are willing to suffer through the decision to take up our cross and follow him; no matter who is with us. We may have to die on our cross alone, feeling forsaken by all and even feeling like God has turned His face from us. We can't depend on others to pull us through. We must depend on God! Sadly, many will even accuse us of being in some kind of sin if we are going through it. Which isn't necessarily true. These accusations arise because for the most part, the church doesn't believe in suffering. 

As a whole, our society is bent on not suffering. If we ever lived in a society that lives in a place of escapism it is now. The drug culture exists solely on escaping pain. We fear PAIN! We do everything to avoid it instead of embracing it as part of life. It takes courage to suffer and face pain. Can you imagine Jesus stopping in his tracks while carrying his cross and saying, "I'm not doing this! It's too painful! Why should I lay my life down for people who would rather see me dead? The people in the church don't even like me. They think I'm a freak. I'm going back to being a carpenter because ministry is full of people who don't appreciate me." It sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? However, every day someone walks away from their cross, their calling, and their family. I like what a friend recently said to me, "Let it burn!" He was referring to pain. If it hurts just let it burn. Amen. So be it Jesus. Your grace is sufficient.
Facing life with courage,
Jaziz Gutierrez

Monday, November 6, 2017

The Holy Spirit woke me up out of dead sleep. He said, "Many of you are entertaining spirits! You are entertaining spirits of seduction, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, pride of life, perversion, derision, dissension, lasciviousness, adultery, fornication, violence, witchcraft, divination, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. He showed me a poster of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis. He said, "These are icons of lust and seduction." Some are secretly entertaining witchcraft in the form of watching Harry Potter movies and other shows that practice the occult. Some are watching novelas/soap operas that are full of lust, seduction, adultery, fornication and more. Others are watching pornography, reading romance novels and other books that also entertain spirits. Then you wonder why you struggle with sin, compromise and come under heavy spiritual attack of the enemy. I want you to understand that you can't keep the foot ajar to the enemy enough to enjoy the wanton pleasures of the flesh and still be in the Spirit. Jesus said, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:22 Our eyes are gates to the soul and spirit. Your eyes cannot serve two masters! Others of you have justified smoking marijuana because it is legal. God says, "This is witchcraft!" Nicotine is also a drug. Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic stimulant and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants. Nicotine is highly addictive.[13][14] An average cigarette yields about 2 mg of absorbed nicotine; in lesser doses of that order, the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts (50–100 mg) can be harmful.[15][16][17] This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking. Nicotine's addictive nature includes psychoactive effects, drug-reinforced behavior, compulsive use, relapse after abstinence, physical dependence and tolerance. 
Holy Spirit also spoke to me and said, "Your mouth can't serve two masters!" Some of you are serving the master of witchcraft because you are practicing the use of drugs by smoking nicotine and marijuana. Others are drinking alcoholic beverages. He told me that some have invited unclean spirits through their mouths because they yielded their tongue to witchcraft and that's why they can't stop cursing with their mouths. 
The bible says, "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21 In the Greek this word "witchcraft" means the use and administration of drugs. 
Let's talk about the ear gates. There are some who listen to music full of lust, seduction, violence, and dishonor to authority and women. Again you are entertaining spirits. Have you ever been on the Disneyland ride at the Haunted Mansion then looked in the mirror and there was a ghost riding with you. Look no further. What you have been doing has caused demons to attach to you. Some of you are literally tormented in your sleep, your health, finances, and relationships. We not supposed to be doing these things or hanging out with ANYONE who is doing these things. "I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Does not the bible say not to keep company with anyone called a brother who practices these sins? Sorry but if you claim to be a Christian and are actively engaged in entertaining spirits then I can't hang out with you! Last night we had two women come up for deliverance. One came under demonic attack after allowing a man to come into her life who was practicing witchcraft the other was under attack from watching novelas. Jesus said, "If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire." Matthew 18:8-9 It is better for some of you to get rid of your TV than for it to keep you out of the Kingdom! It is better for some of you to cut off some members of your family than for you to stay out of the Kingdom! Whatever it is or whoever it is; you are responsible for protecting your eye gates, ear gates, and mouths. We are gatekeepers of our souls and hearts. The Pastor can't do this for you. I assure you that you will spend less time in a prayer line if you guard your heart with all diligence. 
One last thing: I personally had a major issue with TV so I'm speaking from experience. The moment I obeyed the Holy Ghost on this matter, the windows of heaven opened up and I got $7,000 in the mail. We didn't know it but we had been included in a class action lawsuit and won! They found us and mailed us the money. Hallelujah! Your breakthrough is in obeying God's word! Obedience leads to blessing! I could have rolled over in bed this morning but the Holy Spirit was speaking loudly he wants to see his children live in freedom!
Let's pray:
Dear God, I'm tired of being under spiritual attack. Falling into the same sin and habits. Living defeated. Getting ripped off of finances, and blessings. I repent and make a decision today to close every possible door to the devil. I refuse to serve two masters or come under the cruel whip of the devil. I refuse the be the devil's puppet. Forgive me. I choose today not associate with or be in a relationship with anyone who does things that grieve and hurt you. To put them first is idolatry. Holy Spirit come, and cleanse me of every evil spirit I opened the door to and teach me how to live holy. Your word says the pure shall see God. Matthew 5:8 Empower me to live for you by your grace in Jesus name! I choose to forgive those who have hurt me and loose the offense from my heart. Forgive me for entertaining spirits and giving them access to my life in Jesus name!
I pray: I command every spirit of witchcraft, lust, seduction, adultery, fornication, derision, reviling, idolatry, uncleanness, lies, deception, anger, pride, drunkenness, control, strife, Jezebel and anything that was opened through willful disobedience to come out of those who have prayed this prayer in Jesus name! We revoke your legal rights and access in the name of Jesus. Take your hands off their finances, children, marriage, mind, will, and emotions. We command the spirit of fear to loose its grip over their life. Spirit of infirmity GO! Lack and poverty GO! In Jesus mighty name! May God's peace be restored to you in the Jesus name! Amen. Love you all, Jaziz Gutierrez

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

For years I have struggled with a weight problem but this morning I finally understood why. I don't know about you but the more I have focused on not eating the hungrier I would get. The more I tried to keep my flesh in line the more my flesh would rise up to take charge. I believe that what we focus on or give our attention to is what will dominate us. Thus Paul's statement, " For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good." Romans 7:15-16 What we don't realize is that our struggle begins when coming under the law instead of living in grace. We live in grace by faith! When we are under the law we become "sin conscious."

This is why God wants us to be "God conscious and not sin conscious." The more we focus on our failures, shortcomings and come under condemnation; the more we tend to sin. The shame makes us run away from God. This is what it means to be under the law. The more we focus on what Jesus did for us it lends to the feeling (knowing) we are loved, valuable, worthy, precious to God and out of that revelation we respond in loving obedience. This is what it means to be "God conscious." This "God consciousness" causes to be "love conscious!" For most of our lives, we thought that we could in our own strength muster enough will power to live holy. I have with all of you failed in that regard. It is when I humbled myself and surrendered that I found God's grace empowering me to live for him. I have found that it's not about having enough will power to win over the flesh. It is simply believing that the conquest over sin has already been won by Jesus. We receive this victory by faith. Faith is the currency of heaven. Faith gets us all that we need from God. Just by believing in the finished work of the cross is all we need to live for Him. Seems too good to be true? "This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faithAre you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:2 Somehow we believe that believing unto salvation is only a one time deal. Our continual faith is what continues to sanctify us. It is not works or willpower; it is FAITH. Hebrews 11:1  Open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’ Acts 26:18
Sanctified: To be set apart and declared HOLY!

The spirit of accusation which is the voice of the devil will continually try to yell in our heads and try to make us feel like vile sinners. That's when "sin consciousness" enters in. If we agree with the powers of darkness and believe the lies we will succumb to the devil's declaration over our lives. Sometimes the devil uses the people in our lives to remind us of our failures, shortcomings, and the hurt we caused them. This is the spirit of accusation and its origins are our evil prosecutor/Satan. He continually stands before God to accuse us. "Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down." Revelations 12:10 The devil is a liar!

The devil is a liar because the truth is we are already been set free from the dominion of sin forever! For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14 Our past does not determine our future! Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:24 The blood of Jesus has spoken better things over us! Oh, the love of Jesus is enough for us. Glory! The ONLY thing that matters now is what Jesus declared over us on that cross. Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. We were declared NOT GUILTY in the court room of heaven. We walked away free from that courtroom but some of us keep going back to listen to all the accusations that have been dismissed by the Father/Judge. Shut down the voice of accusation! Not only are we free from the dominion of sin but we are never going to die. We can enjoy the kingdom of heaven now! We can by faith, walk in joy, peace, love, and righteousness. "For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." Romans 14:17 Notice the contrast? It isn't eating or drinking. It is not obtained through external means or temporary pleasure. It is obtained by the Holy Spirit. This is the kingdom! We have become joint heirs of this great inheritance laid up for us by our Father. It is a BETTER covenant!


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