Faithful IN the Struggle: The Key to Remaining Strong in Christ

Faithful IN the Struggle:
The Key to Remaining Strong in Christ

 Matthew 24:12-13 (NLT)
12 Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.
13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Have you ever wondered, “Why is this happening to me?”, “Where is God in all of this suffering?”, or “Why don’t my struggles ever end? It seems like one thing ends, and another begins. Why would God allow all of this?”

If so, you are not alone. We go through family struggles, financial hardships, job issues and layoffs, relationship issues, and then…

A New Year dawns – the hope and promise of a new beginning – but, nothing seems to change.

Endless questions plague our minds. Doubts seep in. We come to a point that we begin to wonder if it’s even worth it to keep holding onto hope and remain in the fight – the fight that is called “the good fight of faith” – or just give up. How in the world can it be a “good fight” if we are ALWAYS struggling to win a battle?

There is nothing shameful about having questions. In fact, it’s very human. God is not angry or threatened when we wonder what’s going on and present our questions to Him. He loves it when we are honest and open with Him and present the true conditions of our hearts before Him.

The important thing is that we make sure we have a firm foundation and are rooted and grounded in the Bible – God’s holy, inerrant, infallible Word – so that when trials come into our lives, and especially when it seems like everything is coming against us all at once, we will stand firm in Christ and WILL NOT be shaken. Period. No matter what anyone else thinks about Christ, no matter who in our lives is calling us a fool, even when it’s the people we value the most.




  1. It all starts with one word: Decision.

Everything we believe, every action we take, starts with the thoughts that enter our minds. In His Word, God gives us instructions as to what we are to do with every wrong thought that enters our minds.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NKJV)
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

God has given us the ability to control what we think, and the things that we choose to mull over. When thoughts enter our minds that are an assault to God’s character, or make us question what He’s doing in our lives, will we think on those thoughts and allow doubts to seep in about who God says He is and has shown Himself to be, or will we follow the instructions the Holy Spirit gave us through Paul and cast them down? It is up to US to decide what we will do with those thoughts.




Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT)
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

As we fill our minds with the beauty of the Lord, the blessings He’s given us, fix our thoughts on Him and live in obedience to His Word, He will give us peace in the midst of all the turmoil.


  1. Read the Bible daily (or listen to it by audio) and stay in God’s Word.

Hebrews 2:12 (NLT)
12 For the word of God is alive and powerful.
It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword…


John 8:31-32 (NLT)
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him,
“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.
32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 The late and beloved pastor, A.W. Tozer, is quoted as saying that the most important thing a Christian can do is think rightly about God. I couldn’t agree more with this statement.

There is great deception infiltrating the Earth today with many, MANY people teaching false doctrines, even doctrines of demons, and grossly misrepresenting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (1 Tim. 4:1; Matt. 7:15-20; 2 Pet. 2:1-3)

It all starts with what we are listening to and allowing to influence our thinking and our belief system about God, as our faith comes by hearing. (Rom. 10:17)

If we are hearing lies, or false doctrine, we will eventually start to believe it.

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

It is imperative that we who are Christians, or disciples of Christ, read (or, listen to) the Bible to get to know God for ourselves, and that we test all spirits to make sure what we’re being taught and hearing lines up with the God’s inerrant, infallible Word – in context with accurate interpretation (1 John 4:1-6). It is up to us to decide not to just listen to what others teach us or tell us about Him – no matter who it may be.

2 Corinthians 2:11 (NKJV)
11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not
ignorant of his devices.


  1. Pray. It’s vital to spend time in prayer. It is our connection with God, and He works and moves through our prayers.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (NLT)
6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God,
 for he cares about you.


Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.
Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.


  1. Stay connected with fellow believers in Jesus Christ.

 Hebrews 10:25 (AMP)
25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.

It is imperative that we decide to follow the Lord’s instructions on this, as satan is going about looking for whom he may devour, and he wants to devour you, and anyone who will give him a foothold. (1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 4:27)


Meeting with like-minded, fellow disciples of Christ can be strength building and give us the encouragement we need to keep going when we are feeling weak in our faith and want to give up.

James 5:16 (NKJV)
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Staying connected to others will also prevent us from becoming isolated, which can be the devil’s playground and give him a foothold for bringing in deceit and depression, causing us to believe the lie that no one cares.


  1. Listen to God’s voice.

John 10:27 (NLT)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Even when we don’t feel Him, or think that we hear Him, God is always speaking and desires to commune with His children and give us His plan and direction for our lives. When we begin to err, He won’t become angry and punish us, but will convict us by His Holy Spirit and lovingly redirect us.

In times of wilderness seasons when we’re not hearing direction from God for our lives, it is still imperative that we remain in close communion with the Lord so that we can grow during these seasons and allow God to purify us.


  1. Obey / Yield to God’s will.

This is probably the most important one of all. We can be going through all the Christian motions, attending church, busying ourselves with “The Lord’s work”, doing many things “in the name of The Lord”, but if we’re not truly in God’s will, it’s all for naught.

Matthew 7:21-23 (NLT)
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me,
you who break God’s laws.’


Matthew 12:50 (NLT)
Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and
sister and mother!”


John 14:15 (NLT)
“If you love me, obey my commandments.

God is not concerned about our busyness, or desire to impress other people. God longs for us to be so passionate about Him that His will is all we desire for our lives.




We’re fighting for those who we will impact – who we ARE impacting. The generations before us who fought for us and those who are coming up after us: our children, our families, our fellow brethren. Those who are watching us, looking to us as examples of HOW to follow Christ and STICK with Him NO MATTER WHAT’S GOING ON… NO MATTER THE COST in our own personal lives.  We don’t give up because we’re fighting for the lives of others. (John 15:13)

We stick with this walk with Christ because we have a purpose. Like the disciples, our voices ring out to Jesus saying, “Lord, where we will go? You have the words of life?”

Our lives are not our own. We belong to Jesus. Will we be like the ONE disciple, John, who after EVERYONE ELSE had left Jesus, was the only one to follow Him all the way to the cross?

Will we continue to allow our minds to be overrun with thoughts of doubts and accusations against God, or will we cast those lies down (2 Cor. 10:5), and like Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, boldly arise and declare who Jesus Christ is? (Acts 4:8-12)

 2 Corinthians 4:8-12 (NLT)
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus
may also be seen in our bodies.

Don’t allow hardships, or the taunting and mocking of those around you, to change who you are as a person and cause you to become bitter and offended. It’s in those times that we need to stand firm in Jesus, the Rock of our salvation, and activate the full Armor of God in our lives. (Eph. 6:10-18)


A Call to Remain Faithful
(Jude 1:17-25 NLT)

17 But you, my dear friends, must remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ predicted. 18 They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires. 19 These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.

20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

A Prayer of Praise

24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present,
and beyond all time! Amen.


Declaring Jesus’ Name in the Earth,

~ Marjorie Shull ~

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⚠️WARNING!! ⚠️Get Ready!! NOW is the Time to Prepare!!

Now is the time to get our lives right with God.  May we hasten to His call before it’s too late.

Received on Friday, January 4, 2019 @11:15pm:

“Get ready! Get ready for My return!
My bride must be ready upon My return
Hasten to My Word and prepare!

I come for a bride without spot or wrinkle
Clothe yourself in My righteousness


Like a bride for her groom
Prepare, My lovely bride!”

— Jesus

Received on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @11:04pm:
“Get ready! Get ready! I’m coming soon!
Get your lives right! You must believe My Word!

Why don’t you heed My warning?
If you did, you would not wait to get right before Me!
You would not hesitate!
Get ready! Get ready! My bride, prepare yourself!
There is no time to waste!
You have procrastinated long enough!

(The Lord is crying)

Why don’t you believe My Word? Why don’t you hasten to My Spirit?
I LONG to return, but My bride is not ready
Am I not important enough to you?
You go on about your busy lives like you don’t even care!

Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! Prepare for Me!!”

— Jesus

Ephesians 5:25-27 (Glorious Church, without spot or wrinkle); Romans 13:11-14 (Clothe yourself in righteousness); Isaiah 55:6-7; (Seek God while He May be found); Luke 12:35-40 (Be ready, one knows when Jesus will return); Matthew 24:44 (Be ready, no one knows when Jesus will return); Matthew 25:13 (Be ready, no one knows when Jesus will return)

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Declaring Jesus’ Name in the Earth,

~ Marjorie Shull ~

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Warning: Prepare for Jesus’ SOON Coming!!

Let us humble ourselves before the Lord and prepare ourselves for His soon coming.  May we not be found lukewarm and complacent upon His return, but full of faith and living in His will for our lives!

Received on Tuesday, 12/25/18, 3:04pm

“My Son is coming sooner than you think!  Much, much sooner than you believe!  Get ready!  Get ready!  Get ready!  Prepare!  Prepare!  Prepare!  I cannot emphasis this enough!  My bride must be ready upon His return!  Prepare yourselves!  So many of the Church, My children, remain complacent and lukewarm, though I have sent My ministers to warn and warn you!  Some of you are not listening!  Wake up!  Prepare!  He is coming soon!  There is no time to wait!  Eternal lives are at stake!  Your lives are not your own, but you to be an example of Kingdom living while on the Earth!  Repent and walk in a lifestyle that looks like Jesus, not your own flesh!“ – God, the Father

Matthew 24 (Entire chapter, but v. 36); Luke 18:18; 2 Peter 3:1-8

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~ Marjorie Shull ~

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Answer the Call to Repent; Renew Your Mind

Jesus is calling His Church to renew our minds to think like He does, not like the culture, and live holy and blameless lives.  Will we answer the call?

Received on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:05am

“Be willing to let go of your own mindset and the way you want things to be. You must be willing to let go and allow Me to change your mindset and belief systems that don’t line up with My Word. Repent. Repent of your old habits and incorrect belief systems. I cannot take you to the level I want to take you to until you let go of the ideas you have about Me that are wrong.

I Am ready. I Am ready to catapult you, but you MUST be willing to let go of the old and walk into the new. It is not scary. Don’t even let fear be a thought in your mind. Fear should not even be in your life. You need to mature beyond that. Follow My leading when I show you something you need to change, and don’t even fight it. No longer resist Me when I show you what to change, but do it quickly, for I Am moving you in a specific timing.

I Am doing a quick work in My Body. A quick work. There is not time for procrastination. I Am doing a fast work, getting My Body ready. As I do My work in you, you will not look like you do now. My Body, My Church, will not look the same. I Am preparing My Church for what is coming, but I need My children to move quickly.

If you are living together and you are not married, no longer live together. Renew your mindset in this area to see it as I see it. However, do not focus on the sin, but get right with Me and focus on your relationship with Me. Do not fall into guilt and condemnation. Repent and get right with Me. I love you and I do not condemn you, but I will convict.

I Am waiting for My Body to get right with Me so I can move in the ways I’ve promised. I will move and give you what you’re crying out for. I cannot move when there is sin in My house. Repent and get right so I can move, and you will see My power and My ways.”

Romans 12:2; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-23; John 14:15, 23

If this has spoken to you, please feel free to contact me and let me know!  If you need to repent of something in your life, do not come under condemnation!  Simply call on Jesus and repent, and allow Him to direct your life.

Declaring Jesus’ Name in the Earth,

~ Marjorie Shull ~

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BELIEVE That I Love You (Jesus)

Received Sunday, 9/23/2018, @9:03pm

“Believe that I love you.  Believe that there’s nothing I wouldn’t do to win you back and have you as My own.  I gave My very life for you.  I know you  hear people say it, but YOU need to BELIEVE it.  Until you get this truth rooted deep down on the inside of you, you’ll always have trouble receiving My love and understanding how much you’re worth.  You’re worth more than all the rest of My creation.  I redeemed you and nothing else.  Everything else will be burned up.  You, My beloved, I redeemed.  Don’t look at it like everyone else is worthy of My love except you.  I redeemed YOU, personally.  I love YOU.  Get in My Word and find out who you are and what I think of you.  You will be amazed.  I think much differently from mankind.  It is not scary to find out what I think of you.  Delve into My Word and read about My love for you.  It will transform your life and how you think about yourself.”

John 3:16; 1 John 4:19; Romans 8:38

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~ Marjorie Shull ~

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I Am Watching Over You

Saturday, 9/22/18 3:58am

“You might feel like you’re surrounded by enemies, and feel like you’re in a corner and there’s nothing you can do, but I have you surrounded by My angels and My peace. Watch My mighty hand at work! I have covered you!” – God, your Father

Psalm 34:7 (angels encamp those who fear God); Isaiah 41:10-13 (Fear not, God’s with you); 1 Peter 5:7 (cast your cares); Philippians 4:6-7 (pray, give thanks for everything)

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~ Marjorie Shull ~

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Church: Awaken and Arise to Your Calling!!

Monday, 08/13/18 @1:50am 
“I am calling My Church to awaken and arise! No longer be complacent, sitting on the sidelines! Awake, awake to the calling I have placed on your lives! Awake to the passions I have placed on the inside of you! No longer think of yourselves as unworthy of the calling I have placed on the inside of you. I have made you worthy in Christ. No longer wonder if I have the wrong person. I make no mistakes. I choose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Do not think that choices other people have made disqualifies you, for I have chosen and qualified you. Walk in My calling. Walk in My purpose for your life. I may change direction in your life season per season. Do not be alarmed. Simply follow the leading of My Spirit and there will be peace. Do not stay in the old place, in the place where I called you for a purpose in the past, for too long beyond that season. You will become dry and miserable and start wondering if you ever should have been there. Be quick to follow My Spirit when I show you a new path, a new direction for your life. Do not stay in a place just because other people think you should be there. People can see gifts in you, but it doesn’t mean that’s where I want you at that time. Pray and seek Me. I will show you where to go and what I want you to do at the appointed time. Don’t worry about what others think, or if they will be disappointed. I have created you for My purpose and I will be glorified through your life. Keep your eyes on Me and do not consider what other people expect from you. Only look to Me and I will guide you. Others can cause confusion when you’re sensing a different direction, but they’re telling you where they think you should be. I am not a God of confusion. Look to Me and I will show you the right path to take for your life at the appointed time. The more time you spend in My Presence, the more sensitive you will become to the Holy Spirit, and the more clearly you will be able to hear My voice. Don’t look to other people to hear from Me for you. You can hear from Me yourself. 😊” – Jesus
Matthew 25:14-30 (Parable of talents); 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (Foolish to confound wise); 1 Corinthians 14:33 (God doesn’t author confusion); John 10:27 (My sheep hear My voice)

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~ Marjorie Shull ~

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Find Rest in Me (Jesus)

Saturday, 08/04/18 @11:58pm
“Rest in My peace, child. Rest in My peace. Don’t allow your mind to get into chaos and disorder. You will find peace when you seek Me and rest in My Presence. Abide in My Presence, child. Abide. That is where you will find everything you are looking for. Rest, healing, nurturing, maturity. You want to be nurtured like you haven’t been nurtured before. You long for growth and maturity in your life, although you’re not sure how to get there. Find all of your answers in Me. I know the depths of you, the very core of your being, and I know what you need. Don’t look to others to fulfill your needs. They can’t give you what I can. They don’t see the deepest needs of your heart. I do. I know exactly what you need, in what timing, and I will provide it for you. Just look to Me. Don’t look to others. Don’t get mad at others when they don’t know. You are Mine. You are Mine to take care of, not theirs. No longer look to your spouse, or your friends, or your pastor. Look to Me. I am here, My child. I will take care of you. I am here.”
– Jesus

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It’s Time for My Church to Walk in Unity

I received this on Thursday, 06/21/18 @3:36am

Note: I added the parenthesis for clarification purposes.

“I have set you free from the bondage of shame and guilt. Don’t allow the enemy, other people, or your own mind set to bring you back into that bondage. Remember, there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

As long as you walk in My Spirit, there is no condemnation. If you walk in the flesh, doing things that are sinful, you will feel guilt and condemnation. I do not condemn you. I convict you. Therefore, repent and walk in My Spirit. There is no law against the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Therefore, walk in love with one another and stop backbiting, gossiping and betraying one another. Go to each other and work things out and forgive one another. Stop fighting against and turning against one another. This is not how I would have My children to act.

I said the world would know you are My disciples because of your love for one another. I prayed that you (the Church) would be one just as the Father and I are one. I prayed that you (the Church) would be one in Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) so that the world will believe the Father sent Me.

The world is watching you because they’re searching for something to believe in, and you claim to know the truth. It’s time to stop the division and come together in unity. Lay your differences down and meet at the cross. People’s eternal lives are on the line, and you’re fighting over pettiness. It’s time to let the walls down, repent of your pride and come together in unity.”  ~ Jesus

Romans 8:1; Galatians 5:22; John 13:35

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Stay on Fire for Jesus; Uncontaminated by the World

Thursday, 05/17/18 @4:29am

I received this while listening to “Set Me Ablaze” by Katie Torwalt:

“Run after Me, My children.  Run after Me.  The more you pursue Me, the less you will desire the world.  The harder you run after Me, the less you will hunger for the things of the world.  The more in love with Me you are, the less you will love and want to be entertained by the things of the world.  The deeper in love with Me that you fall, the less you will desire to give in to your flesh and privately seek after the things of the world.  

You will be on fire for Me, and STAY on fire for Me, when you stop turning back to the world little by little, inch by inch.  It starts with little things.  A little leaven leavens the whole lump.  Sin creeps in.  Worldliness creeps in little by little.  You cannot afford to listen to the philosophies of the world and let the world’s system into your mind, because they’re stealing your affections from Me little by little.  You don’t even realize it, but the things of the world are winning you back.  

Return  to your first love.  Remember what it was like when you first got saved.  Remember the moment when you knew that you needed Jesus, and you were willing to give Me your life.  You wanted to think like Me and act like Me.  You were sick of things the way they were.  Go back to that moment.  That’s the place where I want you to stay everyday.  You were on fire for Me.  It didn’t matter what anyone thought.  You were not interested in the things of the world. You just wanted Me.  

Stay in that place.  Don’t let the world around you change your view of Me.  I long for you to be on fire for Me, to be in a place of living on fire for Me.  You have to go back to that place of intimate relationship with Me.  You can’t let yourself be influenced by the world and their philosophies.  You can’t begin to doubt the relevance of My Word because of the changing culture around you.  They are hurting and confused.  Instead of allowing them to influence your mindset and thought processes, show them who I am.  Show them Who Jesus is, and tell them I am the answer.  

They are miserable no matter how badly they want to convince people they are happy.  They are searching and they don’t know where to go. They are looking for something deeper.  They need SOMEONE to tell them about Me.  Don’t be ashamed, and don’t worry if they mock you.  I will reward you.  Are you willing to be laughed at for My sake?  

Don’t let them influence you, and don’t hesitate to tell them about Me.  They are hungry, and they are desperate for Me.  Tell them about Me and how much I love them.  Tell them I don’t want to be without them.  I have chosen them, but they must come to Me and accept Me.  Tell them I will not condemn them, but they must repent. Tell them the good news of Jesus Christ.  Don’t hesitate.  Don’t back off.  They need to hear about Me, and I’m sending YOU to tell them.”  ~ Jesus 

James 4:8 (Draw near to God); Galatians 5:1-10 (Christian liberty; love fulfills the law); Colossians 2:4-10 (Be rooted and established in the faith, not deceived through philosophy); James 4:4 (Friend of world; enemy of God); 1 Corinthians 15:33 (Bad company corrupts good character); Romans 12:2 (Do not be conformed to this world, renew your mind); John 3:16-17 (God so loved the world, did not send His Son to condemn, but to save)


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Declaring Jesus’ Name in the Earth,

~ Marjorie Shull ~

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