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Sunday, August 28, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible. 

"Cooked" Books:

Present minus GOD = dry bones
Ezekiel 37:3, ...can these bones live?  And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Wages + sin = death
Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death,...

Sinful + lifestyle = damnation
Romans 13:2, Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Child of hell = lake of fire
Matthew 23:15, ...child of hell...
Revelation 21:8, But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:...


Recalculated books:

Confessed sins + obedience to GOD = salvation
The Acts 16:30, 31, ...Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,...  

Holy loyalty + steadfastness = eternal life
Romans 6:23, ...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

No more death + no more sorrow + no more pain = former things are passed away
Revelation 21:4, And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Tree of life + through the gates = eternally blessed
Revelation 22:14, Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  


Father, in the name of Jesus, thank You that because of Your love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, we Your children did the math and recalculated.  Our recalculations led us to Your loving and peace filled arms where we are commanded to love You steadfastly as our FIRST LOVE.  Please help us, glorious Father, to be holy as You are holy. 

Teach us how to love others because Your Word clearly says that without love, we are nothing.  And help us to be mindful that we are to forgive for we certainly need forgiveness from You, as well as from others.  Also, Your will is that we share Your truths.  Please teach us how to do it with love, wisdom, and holy boldness with confidence in Your power to increase upon what we share.  

Let us aim to endure faithfully with You, Lord, until the end when we shall hear You say, "Well done, My good and faithful servants.  Enter into the joy of your Lord."

Please lead others, Father, to do the math and to recalculate so that they can have life and have it more abundantly.  And lead them, please, to not be moved away from the hope of the gospel.

Thank You, Lord - Amen    

Below is a topic that I originally posted on December 31, 2010.  Here are portions from that subject post with some modifications to the original:


Be encouraged that GOD is in every aspect of what happens on this great planet earth that He created.  Nobody can trump GOD.  He is untrumpable.  Almighty GOD works to accomplish His plans and He gets things done in most high ways.

The “know” factor with GOD is a place that is unequaled in power.  When we know to the core of our souls that GOD is far above everything, nothing can uproot our solid stance in our Father, the Most High.  The GOD we serve is totally about holy business, and He spends no time in sin.  Certainly we sin, and need to humble ourselves before our Lord in sincere repentance when we do.  Without GOD, we are mere mortals – with Him – we are more than conquerors.  He eternally works to get holy missions accomplished.  He uses willing servants to work with Him for the fruition of His Master plans.

For every occurrence, there is evidence of the works of GOD because His word says in Isaiah 45:7 that He makes peace, and creates evil.

Amos 3:6, 7
…shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?

Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
When we continually love, obey, and trust GOD, He invests more and more into us because He trusts us increasingly based on our adherence to His perfect will.  Our faith grows exceedingly, and our charity toward each other abounds.  GOD is eternally faithful to His covenant relationship with His holy people.  In such, His covenant is irrevocable.  We are heirs with GOD and joint heirs with JESUS, the Christ.  There is absolute spiritual safety in the everlasting arms of our GOD.

We possess the greatest words, the greatest power, and the greatest truth - for it abides in us.  GOD’s words live, work, and abide forever and shall never pass away – they are forever settled in heaven.  The words of the devil pale in comparison to the Words that our GOD speaks.  The Words of GOD are Spirit and they are life!

We are not orphans, people. We have a Divine Father who is our Shepherd.  His Word states that His sheep know His voice and a stranger they will not follow.

We are not spiritual hobos bowing to the dictates of the heathen persuasion.  We don’t belong to Baal so we should continually conduct ourselves as the victorious servants of GOD that we are.  We are to work the Word of GOD – the Holy Bible.  The way to work the Word is to work with GOD as He works to fulfill His agenda.  Say the Word, do the Word, and inhale and exhale the awesome Word of GOD.  Thank our Lord that He equips us to represent as His vessels of honor.

Why does Satan oppose us?  That's his job.  He does what he has been destined to do.  He is our enemy and his wicked deeds align with that truth.  Those that disobey GOD and oppose us are appointed to do such (1 Peter 2:8).  As for GOD’s people, His Word states in 1 Thessalonians 3:3, “That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.”  And remember that the Lord informs us to think it not strange when Satan works against us.  GOD steadfastly works effectively to prove that though evil forces fight against vessels of honor, the vessels of dishonor shall NOT prevail!  Matthew 16:18, “…and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Does anyone remember the words, “The revolution will not be televised?”  The Lord’s revolution will not be televised in the natural manner of things.  It will be broadcast on levels that will astound the doubters, and thrill GOD’s people.  The forthcoming revolution against the devil shall result in evil hearts melting in the presence of our awesome GOD.  Knees will tremble upon the move of Almighty GOD in venues and areas that will witness and receive His messages with signs following!  The power and presence of GOD will resound with His Majesty.  In deeds, His holiness will explode in ways that will blaze with His brilliance and sovereignty!  Truly, He will prove that He is the Majesty on High!  Souls will be saved.  People will be sanctified, delivered and made whole in GOD.  Some will persist in their rebellion against GOD.  Woe to them…

The holy revolution approaches…

Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Proverbs 30:5, 6
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Matthew 13:38
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

GOD says in
Exodus 8:23, And I will put a division between my people and thy people:…

Matthew 13:43
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father….

James 1:22
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 

The math is done.  What's our grade?  GOD knows...

Again, Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts...

Sandra Renee Hicks
P.O. Box 1210
Washington, DC  20013

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Greetings -

This morning as I read the Word of GOD, our Lord shared with me that many of His children are afraid.  His heart is wounded because many of His people fear the devil while many in the world have no fear of GOD.  

Our Lords says to His people:

Keep yourselves holy, pure, and sanctified and you certainly will not be afraid.  My heart grieves because My people fear.  Gird up your loins and seek Me for how to come into sure places where fear is not your companion.  That is not a match made in heaven.  I have not given you a spirit of fear - 2 Timothy 1:7.  1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

Arrest fear and sentence it to death in you.  In the kingdom of GOD, fear is on death row.  Many heathen don't fear Me because too many who profess Me as Lord fear the devil.  Reverse the curse, people.  Satan should fear you as long as your hearts are pure and your lives habitually holy.  Agree with Me.  That will be a sure indication to Satan that we are on the same side.  Amos 3:3 says, "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"  When more of My people come into agreement with Me, You can more powerfully resist the devil and he will flee - James 4:7.

Certainly, I perform My Words.  Read on for proof from My Holy Bible:

Job 11:19
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; 

Leviticus 26:6
And I will give peace...and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid:...

Ezekiel 34:28
And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.

Jeremiah 30:10
Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

Jeremiah 46:27
..and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

Ezekiel 39:26
...and none made them afraid.

Micah 4:4
...and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.f. 

Zephaniah 3:13
The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Ezekiel 2:6
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Philippians 1:28
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Job 5:22
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 3:6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

2 Kings 6:16
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Now as for what you will witness more when you consistently live holy and resultantly resist fear:

Deuteronomy 2:4
and they shall be afraid of you:

Deuteronomy 28:10
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.

My Word reveals that not all people will be saved but, for sure, more will enter My kingdom from the witness of my holy saints.  More will come to fear Me through what they witness from My sanctified vessels.  More heathen will come to respect Me from the holiness and power that pours forth from My anointed vessels of honor.   My love will go and glow from within My people and My glory will be seen upon them - Isaiah 60:2.  What vital actions will bring holy powerfully anointed revolution?  Pure saints who shine and operate with the Spirit of the only GOOD GOD Almighty. 

Part Two:

Yesterday I read an article with the headline, "Thieves strikes at 3 churches during services."  Here is the link (I'm not sure how long the article will remain on the subject site)

In the subject article, it was stated, "Churches have become a target for crimes recently."  This a.m. I pondered that and asked the Lord why there has been an increase in such crimes.  He shared with me that there is an increase of people who don't fear Him.  He further shared that some of that lack of fear is because of the failures of scores of those who are called by His name.  Further, many have taken GOD'S longsuffering for granted.  He made it vividly clear to me this a.m. that the fear of GOD, for more people, shall come to pass.  Why?  Because He is about to unleash His fury in their lives up close and personal.  This is some scripture content that He shared with me this a.m. :

Genesis 35:5
...and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Isaiah 13:3
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

Isaiah 13:7
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

Isaiah 13:8
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth:...       

Some will fear GOD to the point that they will repent with godly sorrow and forsake their wicked ways.

The love of GOD can certainly use fear as one means to bring people into His kingdom. He is an awesome GOD and uses whatever means He deems necessary, but surely, this is a season when His fury will be more on display.  And He will show the proof because His Word never returns void - Isaiah 55:11.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Isaiah 59:18
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;...

2 Chroniciles 6:10
The Lord therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken:...

2 Chronicles 6:17
Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken... 

Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

More helpful scriptures:

Psalm 56:3
Psalm 112:7
Proverbs 3:24
Isaiah 8:12
Isaiah 12:2
Isaiah 51:7
Isaiah 51:12
Jeremiah 1:8
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Saturday, April 16, 2011


This post is primarily for more mature audiences; however, young bloods are welcome to partake.

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Joshua 14:10-13

And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.

As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day;...   

And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb...for an inheritance.

Numbers 13:30
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

A few days ago, I grew concerned as I viewed, on me, new signs of physical aging.  Quickly, our Lord dissolved my doubts when I went on someone's blog and read these words, "You are beautiful just as you are."  That particular blog is one that I don't recall ever visiting.  That made it all the more special that our Lord sent me to that post.   Update: Karen commented that it was her blog that I visited. 

About mid-week, the doubts crept in again.  Our Lord told me to search in His Scriptures for the word beautiful, and to write some of those subject citations.

Here are the ones that our Lord led me to write:

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful for situation, the joy...

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:...

Song of Solomon 6:4
Thou art beautiful, O my love,...comely as Jerusalem,...

Isaiah 4:2
In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely...

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

The Acts 3:10
And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which happened unto him.

Later that day, I went to Lidj's blog and our Lord led me to one of her older posts.  Guess what it is titled? - "Beautiful."  Tears welled in my eyes as I marveled at how our Lord so dearly met me where I was.  

A bit later, I went out and walked.  I had on earphones as I listened to a gospel selection.  Our Lord so moved upon me that, right there in public, I got demonstratively happy in the Holy Spirit.  Tears flowed down my cheeks in glorious gratitude to our Lord.  At one point, I was so filled that I stopped walking and lifted my arms in holy adoration.  I'm not ashamed to praise our Lord in public places.  For those who are inclined, here is a link to a post that I did called,


As I continued to walk and cry in love to our Father, repeatedly I sang these words, "We're beautiful."  I was overcome in the Spirit in a wondrous way.  Glory to GOD'S amazing name! 

American society, for the most part, does not promote love, respect and appreciation for those who are mature in age.  They label "old" as unappealing and unattractive.  That is NOT what GOD believes nor should we, HIS children.  Hey people, GOD'S Word says:

Psalm 74:12
For God is my King of old,...

Psalm 92:14
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

Luke 2:36,38
And there was one Anna, a prophetess,...she was of great age...

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Yes, when we get older, things do "go south," but hey folks, Florida is in the south.  It is called the "Sunshine state."  We older ones are in SONSHINE STATES.  We must purpose not to let the younger folks dismiss us.  We must refuse to believe that we are less attractive because of physical aging factors.  And we should not be obsessed with outward beauty.  That is worldly conduct. Of course, we should do our best to look attractive and appealing but obsession is sin.  1 Samuel 16:7 says, "...for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."   

About four years ago, I stopped coloring my hair.  Yes, I would look younger if I colored it.  I reached a point when I said, "It is what it is."  One of my then coworkers approached me about my gray hair.  She expressed concern that it wasn't attractive.  I kindly informed her that "It is what it is" and that I wasn't going to color it anymore.  I'm confidently satisfied that it's attractive to the Lord, as well as to me.   

Also, our Lord led me to streamline my possessions and to, overall, simplify my life.  He revealed that my time investments were too much focused on stuff.  I testify here that streamlining and simplifying has allowed me to put more emphasis on the more meaningful things in life - most especially - time with our Lord.   My gratitude is immense that our Lord shared that with me.  The benefits are priceless!

Each age category has benefits.  We are to be thankful to our Lord, regardless.  Since the focus of this post is primarily about the more mature in age, here I will share some benefits to remind us of our value.  The more mature oak trees provide shade.  The seeds and saplings haven't progressed to that level yet.  We more mature agers have wisdom chests - accumulated over years.  The saplings gain from our wisdom.  We, those who love and serve GOD, know more about who we are - for the most part, we have found ourselves.  We have loved and lost - been there done that - and are wiser for the experiences.  We are more apt to recognize and discern those who are up to no good.  We are typically not inclined to feel entitled - rather we are appreciative of the gifts from GOD.       

Here next I will share about outward image pressures.     

Particularly, in the entertainment industry there is a focus on outward beauty.  Entertainers, and celebrities are pressured to look good.  They do Botox, peels, and surgery in desperation to retain outward beauty.  It is such bondage to be obsessed with physical appearances.  I feel, particularly, for those in the entertainment industry because they are "forced" to engage in the outward beauty chase to continue to make their livings - at least, that is what they believe.  When JESUS is not Lord in lives, deception is a major presence.  

This made me smile:

I saw a woman with a t-shirt on that stated, "I'm not fat, I'm fluffy."  

The other day when I was out and about and walking, our Lord had me to approach people and address them as beautiful and handsome.  One question I asked some folks was "How long have you been beautiful?"  I approached men, some with numerous missing teeth, and said, "Hi handsome."  So many people smiled.  It was such a pleasure to express to them about their beauty.  

At one point, I came upon a man who was heavily drunk.  He was sitting on a step drooling, and he looked barely conscious.  There were a bunch of people yards away.  I walked up to the drunken man and said, "Hi handsome.  How long have you been handsome?"  He seemed to quicken a bit.  One thing that I know is that our Lord told me to say those words to that man.  I believe that the spirit in him heard what I spoke.

As I walked away, two women looked at at me incredulously because of what I spoke to that drunken disheveled man.  I kindly said to them something like, "We can see his dysfunction but some of us are jacked up on the inside where it isn't outwardly visible."  Later our Lord shared with me that that man is somebody's son, somebody's father, somebody's loved one.  We don't know, he could be a future minister.  GOD called him handsome for a reason.  Romans 4:17 says, "...before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were."

1 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

We, as children of GOD'S kingdom, should not focus on the things of the world.  Our holy roles are not to subscribe to the world's standards.  Romans 12:2 says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."   

Colossians 3:1,2
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 

Love, Sandra
your mature aged sister who is immensely glad to serve GOD, our "King of old" - Psalm 74:12.

GOD calls us beautiful.  His witness surpasses all others. 

1 John 5:9
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:...


Written Saturday April 16, 2011

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

We all need to change - sinners and Christians.  Of course, sinners need salvation and to accept JESUS as Savior, and to choose to obey the Word of GOD.  We, Christians, need to change, as well.  Recently, I heard a pastor express that some Christians are born-again but they are NOT holy.  I believe that, often, Christians are the butt of jokes in mainstream society because holiness is NOT a lifestyle for many people who profess Christ as their Lord and Savior.  If holiness is steadfastly on display, the results will be more respect and reverence for GOD. 

Certainly, holiness, in demonstration, brings on persecution.  But it is one thing to be mocked for righteousness sake.  It is quite another thing to be mocked for unrighteousness sake.   

Herod had John the Baptist killed because John was holy.  Even though Herod had John killed, the Bible states in Mark 6:20, "For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly."  

In the book of  Exodus, as wicked as king Pharaoh was, he knew that Moses was holy.  In the book of 1 Samuel, it reveals that Saul knew that David was holy.  It says in 1 Samuel 18:12, 14, 15, "And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.  And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.  Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him."  And 2 Samuel 3:1 says, "Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker."  Clearly, our Lord is with those who are holy.

In the book of Daniel, king Darius knew that Daniel was holy.  He was "sore displeased," and could not sleep because he had had Daniel placed in the den of lions.  Daniel 6:14, 18 states, "Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.  Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him." 

In Daniel 3, king Nebuchadnezzar knew that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were holy.   He made a decree in Daniel 3:29.  It states, "Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the GOD of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other GOD that can deliver after this sort."  And Daniel 3:30 states that the king promoted the three men with the furnace testimony.  Specifically, it states, "Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province Babylon."  Babylon was the region of their captivity!  Our GOD is NOT limited by our placements or our circumstances.

Are we holy enough to be recognized as such?  Do we steadfastly shine as Moses did in Exodus 34:30?  It says, "And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone;..."  As I shared in a previous post, when I lived in Tampa, a crack addict said that she saw an aura on me.  Also, when in Tampa, I rode the bus the second time with a man when he said to me, "I see JESUS all over you."  I didn't mention those accounts to boast of me, but to boast of the power of our Lord when we steadfastly and utterly yield to His will.  When we are holy, heathen and Christians KNOW it.  We can glory in tribulations when they come as a result of our holiness.  Romans 5:3 states, "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:..." 

Holiness is an ongoing process.  If we don't continue to move ahead in our Lord, we become "stuck on stupid."  The other day I said to our Lord, "I need to change."  He will lead as to how that needs to develop. 

Yes, we help sinners, but we should remain mindful that sinners help us, as well.  Some of them are kinder and more generous than some Christians.  Numerous sinners volunteer, and serve others.  Overall, do enough Christians serve others?  Or do we do more to serve ourselves in the safe and comfortable confines of our homes and church buildings?  Galatians 6:2 says, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."  Do we sufficiently fulfil that law of Christ? 

I feel pity for sinners who don't know our Lord, and pray regularly for their salvation.  Increasingly, though, I feel pity for, and pray for those Christians who have been born-again for years yet choose to be carnal.  The result of such choices is that, for the most part, those Christians are spiritually unprofitable and dead.  Romans 8:6 says, "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."  Their unwise choices to be about death means that the best of GOD is unavailable to them.  How pitiful is that?

We all need to change - sinners and Christians.  We need to help each other.  There are lessons that we gain from sinners and there are lessons that they gain from us.  We all have valuable contributions to make from our pool of experiences.  We shouldn't outright dismiss the knowledge and wisdom bases of sinners just because they don't know our Lord.  GOD has deposited valuable talents and gifts in ALL of His creations.  When I lived in a homeless shelter, our Lord allowed me to learn from drug addicts and alcoholics, and He allowed them to learn from me.  I am grateful for their deposits into my character base.  Please know that I don't promote being friends with the world.  That is biblically unsound.  I do heartily promote that we seek our Lord for discernment in how to lovingly and wisely engage with others - sinners and saints.  

We all need to change.  For the glory of GOD, what changes do we need to make in our attitudes, and lifestyles?  How can we better serve our Lord, and others?  Love must be a core ingredient - without love, we are nothing.  

We must evolve.  None of us has arrived.  We are all students and teachers.  We won't truly arrive unless we do the will of our Lord, and when we exit this earth to arrive in heaven.  Until then, we must evolve to become better and better with a steadfast aim for the BEST.  That can only be successfully done with GOD as our FIRST LOVE.  

Why settle...when the optimum is attainable?

2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 


Written Tuesday April 5, 2011 

Sandra Renee Hicks
P.O. Box 1210
Washington, DC  20013

Written Tuesday April 5, 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011


Greetings -

The Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

For weeks I "wrestled" with our Lord about posting some realities that I experienced.  The main concern is that I would be judging those who professed to be Christians.  When I would "push back" from the inclination to share, our Lord would provide more confirmations that He desired me to post what I experienced.

In some previous posts, I shared about some of my spiritual failures and our Lord's forgiveness after I repented and amended my ways.  The Holy Bible states that we all sin and come short of GOD's glory - Romans 3:23.  But when "Christians" indulge in a habitual practice of sin - that is death existence.  Romans 8:6 says, "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

This morning our Lord reminded me that years ago when I was a baby Christian, I made a statement, "I can tell Christians anything."  Of course, that was a statement made in ignorance because then I believed that I could trust all Christians.  Our Lord further told me that I had to post these truths because some baby Christians will read this post.  They need to know that all "Christians" cannot be trusted.  My many eye-opening experiences revealed that we are to love and forgive people, including Christians, but that trust must be proven.     

My spirit bears witness, based on my experiences, that "in the church," there are more with Satan than with our Lord as truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD.  Also, in the book of Revelation, of the seven churches, five of the seven were rebuked by our Lord.  Some months ago, I heard a Christian music artist state that most of his hurt came from "church" people.  With that account, among others, I came to grips about my sentiments relative to the state of Christianity.  I was relieved that I wasn't paranoid or gripped by pessimism.  The state is a reality.  Praise GOD - I am grateful for my eye-opening experiences of being betrayed by some "Christians" because the lessons have proven to be beneficial.  It is so helpful to know.  Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:..."   

Of course, we know that there ARE truth walkers in the kingdom of GOD.  I have met some fervent, sincere, righteous people who love our Lord in earnest.  Praise GOD for that - but the reality is that I have met more who profess as said in Titus 1:16 which states, "They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."  Currently, Christianity, as a whole, has a blighted reputation and it is NOT all due to Satan and unjustified criticism from sinners.  2 Chronicles 7:14 states, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  May we, in earnest, be DOERS of GOD'S Holy Bible.      

Other Christians may have testimonies of being surrounded by steadfastly godly Christian brothers and sisters in Christ.  Glory to GOD!  But the reality is that all of us don't have such experiences.

Back to my hesitancy about sharing some of my realities - our Lord reminded me that the Holy Bible gives accounts of spiritual failures and the disobedient actions of GOD's people and others, such as Adam, Eve, Peter, Paul, Jezebel, and Ahab.  The accounts are the realities of human conditions.  And our Lord reminded me that we are to judge with RIGHTEOUS judgment.  1 Corinthians 2:15 states, "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,..."  And 2 Corinthians 10:6 states, "And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."

We are all works in progress.  We know that GOD can change anybody and that people do change and become better.  We have changed because of GOD in our lives, and our choices to obey Him.  We learn obedience from the things that we experience, and the things that we suffer - Hebrews 5:8.  My prayer is that we will continue to work with our Father GOD to be the best that He expects.  Also, my prayer is that others will become truth walkers who DO what GOD teaches. 

Philippians 3:2
...beware of evil workers,...

Matthew 7:15, 16
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits...

Colossians 3:25
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.   

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Psalm 118:7
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.  

Matthew 10:36
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

Are we to fear the foes in our own Christian households?  Not at all.  When we have pure hearts and clean hands, there is NOTHING  to fear.  Fear is our enemy - faith is our friend.  Philippians 1:28, "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God."

But we are to do as it states in 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not  every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:..."  And more vitally, we are to love and forgive people, but remember that trust must be proven. 

When we steadfastly aim to please GOD, He honors our actions.  1 Samuel 2:30 states, "...but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed." 

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

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Love to you all.

SON dweller,

Sandra Renee Hicks
P.O. Box 1210
Washington, DC  20013

Written Friday March 11, 2011   

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Greetings -

Yesterday a "cloud" was on me.  Praise to our GOD that it has lifted.  He told me to share that information because, presently, others have clouds on them.  Please partake of this heavenly meal, compliments of our Blessed Father GOD.

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 

Many Christians are familiar with 2 Corinthians 10:4 which says,
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 

But less are familiar with the scripture from Nahum 1:7 stated above.  The Lord is a holy strong hold.  Satan has strongholds that we must pull down - even in ourselves because we can allow ourselves to be gripped by evil strongholds.  But Hallelujah that GOD is a strong hold with a righteous right hand and a holy arm.  Oh Glory to His invincible name!  Psalm 48:10 says, "According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness."  And Isaiah 41:10 heartily assures us.  It says, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." 

Our Lord told me to use His Word, and to praise Him to vanquish the cloud.  We must do something when those clouds come to affect us.  Faith without works is dead.  I do believe that our Lord tolerates from us a "season" of depression and grief, etc.  But He does NOT expect such to be prolonged.  We must use GOD'S Word to fight our way out of the clouds that aim to suck us in to dismal states.  I heard it said, "What we feed will dominate."  Let us not feed those evil strong holds. 

When we righteously use GOD'S Word, He confirms His Word with signs following.  Mark 16:17 says, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils;...  And Mark 16:20 says, "And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following..."  Notice that it says, "the Lord working with them."

We are at war, people.  Praise GOD that we are NOT without weapons.  The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal but mighty through GOD - 2 Corinthians 10:4.  And because our weapons are mighty through GOD, Jeremiah 1:19 is true for us.  It says, "And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee."  We can most assuredly believe that because GOD said it - His Word does NOT return void - Isaiah 55:11.

Here is more Word of GOD weaponry:

Psalm 44:3
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.

Psalm 89:10
...thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

Psalm 98:1
O sing unto the Lord a new song for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Psalm 136:12
With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

The Acts 13:17
The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

1 Peter 4:1
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:..  

Sandra Renee Hicks
P.O. Box 1210
Washington, DC  20013

Written March 2, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Isaiah 42:13

The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man,
he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war:
he shall cry, yea, roar;
he shall prevail against his enemies.

Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible, except 1 Corinthians 13:2, which is from the Amplified Bible.

John 1:29
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Revelation 5:5
..behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda,...  

Proverbs 30:30
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

1 Corinthians 13:2 - AMP
...but have not love (God's love in me) I am nothing...

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, ...

Isaiah 49:2
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword;

Luke 1:80
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing...

Recently, our Lord emphasized to me that JESUS is a Lamb, and a Lion - both are representative of His character.  The composition of our characters should reflect the attributes of both, as well.  

Typically, in many circles, including religious ones, emphasis is placed on the lamb characteristics of JESUS.  I obtained from The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, the following definitions:

- Lamb - figurative - used as the epitome of meekness, gentleness, or innocence

- Lionhearted - brave and determined

People who desire to continue in their sin habits favor the lamb qualities of JESUS, and His followers.  Seldom do they desire the lion qualities.  The Lion roars, and is bold, brave and determined.  Many folks are just not feeling the jungle fever.  They'd rather camp in the pastures where gentleness strokes them.  In extreme, neither represents the balance of life. 

It is absolute that GOD is love.  The depth of His love motions is beyond our finite ability to comprehend.  But this much I KNOW - GOD's love is not confined to whispers, blessings, and gentle strokes.  GOD also warns, shouts, roars, and renders punishment for evil sinful actions.  He is not mocked.  If we sow to the Spirit, we reap life.  If we sow to death, that is what we reap.  To be spiritually minded is life and peace.  The proof is in the Holy Bible where we can read about the FULL gospel.  This earth is full of walking "dead" people.  We must thrive in GOD to witness life to them.  

Let's visit Luke where it describes John the Baptist.  It states in Luke 1:80 that he "was in the deserts till the day of his shewing."  When John came out of the deserts, he was not timid.  He was lionhearted.  This is just some of what he said, Luke 3:7-9, when he came out, "...O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance,...  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."

What was the response to John's fiery rhetoric?  Luke 3:10,12,14 answers that.  Verse 10, "And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?  Verse 12, Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?  Verse 14, And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do?"   As we go further, we read in verse 19 that John reproved King Herod for having his brother's wife, and "for all the evils which Herod had done."  Wow!  John came out in full blast, didn't he?  His utterances sound like lion roar "speak" to me. 

Now let's visit the book of The Acts.  This is what Peter had to say to a man in The Acts 8:21,22, "Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee."  And in The Acts 13:10, Paul had this to say, "...O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?"  When the magistrates sent to let Paul and Silas out of prison "privily," Paul spoke these words in The Acts 16:37, "...They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily, but let them come themselves and fetch us out."  What did the magistrates do?  The Acts 16:39 answers that question.  It states, "And they came and besought them, and brought them out,..."

Here I will share several of my experiences.  We need to watch the company that we keep.  Years ago, when I was backslidden, a dear Christian mentor of mine informed me that, due to my spiritual condition, she could not engage with me anymore.  As long as I was outside of our Lord's will, we couldn't be friends.  I respected her for her choice to choose GOD'S will.  Romans 16:17 says, "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned and avoid them."  I must mention here that our Lord does expect us to engage, as He leads, with those who need to be exposed to our lights for purposes of the gospel.  But we must watch to practice, as well, what it states in 1 Corinthians 5:11, "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat."  

During my last shelter experience, one night I was in jungle fever mode when I was talking to some people there.  The lion in me was in motion.  Well, at one point, I said more than the Lion of Juda deemed acceptable.  As soon as I got to my assigned room, the Holy Spirit convicted me, and told me that I had to go to those people to seek forgiveness.  Immediately, I did as He instructed.  Another day, some months ago, again, I was wearing my lion's "mane," though not on a high energy level.  I was on the bus and was engaged in a pleasant conversation with a Christian woman who I had never seen before.  Before she boarded, I had been engaged in conversation with the bus driver about something.  I had disengaged with him and began to talk with her.  A few minutes later, I  resumed communication with the bus driver.  At a certain point, I got out of order in my communication with him.  The Christian woman rebuked me.  I cannot recall what she said but I do remember that it was only a few short quick words spoken with authority.  Right away, I  knew that GOD had spoke through her mouth to my ears.  Immediately, after she uttered those words of rebuke, I shifted gears and got back into holy formation.  Thank GOD for people who do lion duties.      

Last week I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes make a statement that had a profound impact on me.  He stated, "JESUS had one Judas out of 12 disciples.  Many pastors today have 11 Judas' out of 12 disciples."  Also recently I read this phrase, " levels of cruelty and intimidation."  When I read that, our Lord quickened my spirit.  He reminded me of the scripture in 2 Timothy 3:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived."  He also alerted me to the scripture that follows that one.  It says, "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;"

Our Lord encouraged me with His truth that though evil people  shall become colder and colder for their father, the Devil - holy people shall become hotter and hotter for our Father, GOD, and His worthy righteous causes.  Thank you, Lord!  As I mentioned earlier this week in another post, we can be surrounded by "polar bears."  The Lion in our hearts can keep us warm, determined and assured.  The heat that burns in us will cause some of those polar bears to come in from the cold.  They will be drawn to the Son shine that glows from the SOURCE -CREATOR, Almighty GOD!

Some of us have come out of the deserts for our shewing.  Thanks be unto GOD for our seasons with Him "in the trenches."  We have no intentions of being on the ropes while Satan pummels us with his viciousness.  No, we are not pushovers for the kingdom of darkness.  We choose not to "buy" what he is "selling."  The Devil shall not bully us into submission for engagement in his dark deeds.  

Our Lord has pinned on me my revenger badge.  He has done the same for others, as well.  2 Corinthians 10:6 says, "And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."  Romans 13:4 says, "...But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."  And in 1 Corinthians 4:21, Paul asks this question, "What will ye?  shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?"  GOD issues His revenger badges to those who have sufficiently learned to love, and that includes love for those who oppose GOD.  But of course, we know that GOD, in His sovereignty, can use any means for His revenge purposes.  Back in the day, I rebuked people from a posture of self-righteousness.  Love was NOT in the mix.  GOD did NOT give me a revenger badge until He had humbled me.  He taught me to love to an extent that He can trust me to use said badge in holy ways.  Certainly, GOD trusts His faithful that are in every part of His blessed earth.  Life is a journey and we must continue to learn and to teach.

Of course, we all have our flesh "moments" and need to repent and forsake that which displeases our Lord.  But if we routinely walk with JESUS, He trusts us with His best.  1 Corinthians 2:14,15 says, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things,..."

There is much that I don't understand about the matter of Lamb and Lion.  GOD "wired" some of His children to have more lamb characteristics than lion, and some to have more lion characteristics than lamb.  But I do believe that none of us should have an extreme of one or the other.  May GOD help us all to know wisely that "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" - Ecclesiastes 3:1.      

As for me, our Lord has made it abundantly clear - I am, mostly, in the jungle with the rest of the feline creations.  But we deeply love those who our Lord has wired to, mostly, be in lamb mode.  Only GOD knows precisely where we all belong, and how we fit into His MASTER plan.  None of GOD's missions are in vain.  All of His followers perform vital assignments.  When our Lord "marshals His troops" there is a formidable formation against the powers of darkness.      

This is my roar out:

GOD wound us up and "jack is out of the box" to set it off in the name of JESUS!  Squeeze us and out comes JESUS juice.  This is how we roll, people.  Oh yes, this is how we roll!

2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker. 

Sandra Renee Hicks
P.O. Box 1210
Washington, DC  20013

Written Wednesday February 23, 2011  

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