Saturday, July 27, 2013

Meth to Ministers~Pastor David & Becky Raney~Oppelo A/G

A word from Kandi,

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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Kandi Rose
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"Addictions prevent you from seeing reality, which is detrimental to your mind, body, emotions and Spirit, including relationships."
Joan Way


Take a moment and enjoy Joan Ways story of redemption below:


If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Freemans - The Parents & Their Daughters Points of View


A word from Kandi,

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Enjoy this true story about the testimony of a husband and wife gaining freedom from multiple addictions through Jesus and the testimony of their two daughters and how their addiction and recovery affected them.


Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Kandi Rose
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Unalterable, Unfaltering Redemption

Psalms 34:22

The Lord redeems the soul of His servants: none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate. NKJV

But the Lord will redeem those who serve Him. No one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned. - living Bible

The Lord redeems the lives of His servants,and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty. - Amplified Bible


You may be wondering why I have this verse in several translations. I want to look at something common in them all.

1. The Lord Redeems
2. The Obedient
3. No Condemnation

This Psalm was written after David, the future King of Israel, ran into hiding from Saul the current King. Now we remember that Saul had disobeyed Gods directions and as a result God actually regretted anointing Saul king. (yikes) Gods prophet Samuel left Saul, God was no longer with Saul. Because he no longer had Gods protective presence Saul was tortured by evil spirits. He became jealous of  David and set his eyes to kill him. Johnathon, Saul's son, helped David escape.

So David runs to the town of Nob and receives bread from the priest and the sword of Goliath to protect himself. King Achish of Gath is where David ends up but the officers were uneasy, not happy about David being there because of his strength and his renown for defeating enemies. Perhaps they were afraid of David the Bible does not say, nevertheless David pretends to be crazy and the king sent him away without a second thought.

Right after this we find Psalm 34.

David surely felt himself to be in danger here. It may not appear to be dangerous in the story, but it is certainly vivid in the Psalm he pens afterward.



Phrases like:

Let all who are helpless take heart.
He freed me from all my fears.
No shadow of shame will darken their face.
He saved me from all my trouble.
He surrounds and defends all who fear Him.
He is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who spirits are crushed.
He comes to the rescue every single time.

Then the Psalm ends with:
The lord will redeem those who serve Him, No one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned.


This is a great lesson. Not one time does David name the trouble except that evil is after him. For some the danger may not even look real or that bad. For him it was. The king wanted to kill him and now this kings men were suspicious of him being there. Fear causes people to do terrible things. Lets look at it another angle.

What is the trouble in your life right now that some do not even know about? What trouble is worrying you that others see as no big deal? What seemingly small trouble to others is causing you to feel threatened? For each of us trouble looks different. Yes there are certain life situation, events and troubles that are common to all, but there are also things that one will brush off while another has trouble. The good news is that although each of our troubles may differ God does not. Here is the equation again:

1. The Lord Redeems
2. The Obedient
3. No Condemnation

I really like how the Message puts it
God pays for each slaves freedom; no one who runs to Him loses out. - The Message

Wow. No one who runs to Him loses out. And so we have the solution to all our troubles in this one verse. It can't be that simple you say, it is that simple. It is our pride that causes it to be difficult, but still it is a simple solution. God redeems the obedient out of their trouble, sometimes through their trouble but we always stand victorious.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sherry Mitchells Story of Redemption on Addiction Free TV

A word from Kandi,

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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

I have a Youtube channel Addiction Free TV  so you can tell your family & friends anywhere in the world to watch these. Go to Youtube, type my name, Kandi Rose in the search box & then bookmark it & subscribe.The only one that has permission to sell them is myself.

Kandi Rose

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Destruction to Deliverance

"My dad had threatened to have me declared incompetent and committed. I couldn't have blamed him. I went through many years trying to place blame elsewhere ..."
Christie Francis


Take a moment and enjoy Christie Francis story of redemption from the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women. Follow the link below.




If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.


Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our Lord - not just our Redemer

Jesus is not just our Redeemer He is also our strength, peace, comfort and all we need.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Crack Cocaine and Abstinence testimonies

A word from Kandi,

Feel free to share these on your page, bible studies, group meetings. I have signed releases from my guests.



Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

I have a Youtube channel so you can tell your family & friends anywhere in the world to watch these. Go to Youtube, type my name, Kandi Rose in the search box & then bookmark it & subscribe.The only one that has permission to sell them is myself.

Kandi Rose
http://youtu.be/npq875-2RgA

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Keeping That Second Chance Restoration

    “Now if you fear and worship the LORD and listen to his voice, and if you do not rebel against the LORD’s commands, then both you and your king will show that you recognize the LORD as your God. But if you rebel against the LORD’s commands and refuse to listen to him, then his hand will be as heavy upon you as it was upon your ancestors!"  1 Samuel 12:14-15

Reading the Old Testament has really encouraged me. I always knew God gave second chances, but I am realizing that Gods second chances don't expire. One could call them 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and so forth. (smile with a giggle) God is really that eager to love on us and restore us every time we break communion with Him.

So here is Israel once again pleading for Gods blessings and mercy. If you have read any of the Old Testament you will know that Israel is in this position time after time. Here they had sinned by turning away from God and to idols/sin. Now lets take a quick look at something.

What is and idol? What is sin?

An idol is anything you devote time to, resources to, put higher value on then anything else and feel like you can not live without. (ouch).

A sin is anything you know is wrong, the Bible says to know to do right and not do it is sin. (cut and dry)

So Israel had gave God the hand so to say and rebelled against Him and His law. Obedience is a must for communion with God and they choose not too obey. The good news is that as they cried out in repentance to God this is the response He gave through the prophet Samuel,

 "Don't be afraid, you have certainly done wrong but make sure now that you worship the Lord with all your heart and don't turn back on Him again." 1 Samuel 12:20

 God gave them a second chance restoration, He redeemed them! Only one stipulation was given, "Worship only Me", God said.

Worship is away of life.

1. Respect
2. Admiration
3. Devotion

We can pretend to admire and respect God in public, possibly fool many. However the third element of worship is personal and only God sees, that is Devotion. Time spent with God. Private prayer. Loyal and in a sense of fidelity. That is what will keep that second chance redemption. It will work for you today as well, all you have to do is ask and then obey. Easy as pie, well no. Possible, definitely with Holy Spirits help.



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Shadow of The Final Kinsman Redeemer

    “Then I can’t redeem it,” the family redeemer replied, “because this might endanger my own estate. You redeem the land; I cannot do it.”  Ruth 4:6 NLT

The Kinsman Redeemer we see so lovingly in Boaz is a shadow of our Redeeming Savior Jesus Christ. We can see three common aspects of this.

1. The desire
2. The only option
3. The Glory

Boaz found Ruth desirous and wanted to draw her close and care for her - before she ever accepted him. He told his servants to be sure and leave extra for her to gather in the field. Boaz told them to let her drink, eat and be safe. Our Savior Jesus Christ is the same way toward us. He finds us desirable. He wants to draw us close in safety. He wants to care for us. He wants to redeem us just as Boaz want to redeem Ruth.

Boaz ended up Ruths only option, her only hope. He did what was right and went to offer redemption of Ruth to others who were eligible and the only kinsman said, "It might endanger my own estate, you redeem her because I can't." I can't. That is exactly what we say to Jesus, "Jesus redeem my life because I am dying on my own and I can't do it." What a wonderful picture of salvation, redemption! Jesus truly was our only option. No one else could do it and no other door could make passage.

The town people gloried in Boaz act of redemption!

"Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the LORD, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
Ruth 4:14-15 NLT

The people were so excited that you can almost hear the cheering through the words on the page! I must tell you that same glorifying takes place every time a sinner chooses life through submitting to Jesus Christ and reiceves salvation. All of heaven shouts, "behold this one has accepted the Lords gift and given their life to Him! May they grow and be fruitful and do mighty works for Gods name sake in the Kingdom!" Not to mention the jubilation here on earth.

Kinsman Redeemer is one of the names of Jesus Christ and rightly so. We are closest kin. Have you allowed Him to be your Kinsman Redeemer? Perhaps you need to recommit yourself to the Kinsman Redeemer. Which ever it is, do it! The relationship restored through this redemption is wonderful.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Redeemed Strength

    "Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” Judges 16:28


Samson had a lot going for him. He was witty, strong and at least a little attractive.

He was chosen of God to judge Israel and blessed with great unmatched strength with which he was able to defend his own people against the Philistines. The Philistines feared him and were eager to be rid of Samson.

God had promised to sustain Samsons' strength as long as he never cut his hair.

Samson had a thing for the Philistine women, which proved to be his weakness to death. His elders warned him not to go and take a Philistine for a wife. His first wife and her family were burned alive by the Philistines as a message to Samson. He retaliated of course then went to hid only to come back later and turn himself in. When the Philistines would not promise to leave Israel alone Samson broke his bonds and bashed some heads (so to say). After which he met Delilah.

A few things we need to see in Samsons life. Yes he was chosen of God, given a purpose and anointed. There is no doubt about this. We also see that Samson was rebellious in his self control with women. Now rebellion takes many different faces for many different people, Delilahs was wealth. Samson did not fully embrace Gods will and come under submission to the law of God. God is patient though and continued with Samson until one mistake.

This mistake was brought to fruition through continued sin that dulled his common sense, his logical reasoning. After Delilahs constant asking and claims he didn't love her Samson told the secret of his strength. I have to imagine Gods heart finally broke here. God then poured out judgement as the Righteous One He is and removed Samsons strength as Delilah cut his hair. God always does right. Always. You know the rest of this story, he was attacked, subdued and eyes plucked out.

Lack of obedience will always take us places we never intended or dreamed to go. Lack of obedience will leave us empty, broken and regretful. But then God. Each act of disobedience weakens your strength to say yes to God and no to evil, just as it did Samson.

So the Philistines kept Samson around. After some time they were having a party and called for Samson to be brought out. Probably so they could reveal in their victory of him, and Israels God. But Samson had been thinking, clearing his mind and realizing what terrible thing he had done. He asked God, " “Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” and he placed his hands on the pillars of the room, pushed them down and destroyed all that were there. God heard him and Redeemed his Strength.

Sometimes we fall into this same scenario: empowered, tempted, disobedience, defeat. There is hope for us and it is in Christ Jesus. We can choose to stay down feeling guilty and useless, or we can hit our knees, ask forgiveness and move forward. Repentance and obedience will propel us into Redemption of strength. Strength to overcome evil, temptation and desire.