Posted September 19, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 19

One factor.

There is only one factor that gives credibility to any ministry.

There is only one factor that guarantees the success of Kingdom work.  There is only one factor that makes preachers really preach and churches really produce lasting results.

Effectiveness and productivity are not the result of man’s effort, ingenuity or education.   Success is not correctly measured by size.  Bigger is not always better.   And smarter is not always wiser.   Breadth is never as important as depth.

In Kingdom Ministry it is the Anointing that produces results.  Without anointing all our efforts are but sounding brass and tinkling symbols.  Where there is no anointing, there is no LIFE.

It is the anointing that breaks the yoke and sets the captive free.  It is the anointing that brings revelation and produces conviction.  It is the anointing that moves the heart and rends the soul.

With all our getting let us be certain we get unction.  Education is good, but it can never substitute for anointing.   Personality and popularity and acclaim are good, but they can never accomplish what the anointing can accomplish.

In all the years of ministry, I’m not so sure I can explain what the anointing really is, or how to adequately describe it, but I can surely tell when I haven’t got it.  And so can you.

The anointing gives credibility to ministry.  The anointing eradicates human limitation.  The anointing speaks the truth.  The anointing breaks the stronghold of the enemy.  The anointing ignites the hearts of complacent Christians and impregnates the barren church to produce spiritual children.

We must have the anointing


Posted September 18, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 18

God has always had a Voice.

In times of trouble and distress and confusion… God has always had a Voice.   His prophets and His servants would come into great anointing and they would speak forth the message of God.

They were Perceptive.  They operated with great insight, foresight and anointing.

They were Receptive.  They were not blinded by or hindered by the fear of men.  They were courageous and bold.  They were determined and persuasive.  Turned on and Tuned in.

They were Called.  Anointed and Appointed and Commissioned.  They were extensions of God on earth and spoke with His authority and His power.

They were Radical and Unreasonable.  They were distinctive and different.  They were careless (toward the world) and careful toward God.  They walked humbly and circumspectly before God.  They respected Him and feared Him. (Held Him in awe and reverence).

We will come into a fresh end-time anointing.  More than ever before… at any time in the history of man… we will speak as the very Voice of God to a seeking generation… to a wounded and hurting Church…  to a world in desperate need.

The voice of the Prophet will be heard once again


Posted September 15, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 15


Notice the attitude of those gathered in the Upper Room in Acts chapter 2:

FIRST:  They were serious about God.  They were serious about Church.  They were serious about Spiritual Things.  They were not playing games or pretending.  They were committed.

SECOND:  They were praying.  They were believing.  They were expecting.

THIRD:  They loved each other and forgave one another and were together in unity.  Petty differences were forgotten.   Hurt feelings were forsaken.

FOURTH:  They wanted IT.  They wanted fire from heaven.  They wanted power.  They wanted God and all that God had for them.

FIFTH:  They were “In one accord…”   They were not arguing doctrine or comparing spiritual gifts.  They were not competing for attention or envious of others.

SIXTH:  They were filled with praise and thanksgiving to God.  They were unashamed and they were bold.  They were not intimidated and they were not shy.  They were not embarrassed about the Holy Ghost.

FINALLY:  They were not going to quit until they got it and until the whole world was touched.

What we are content  with determines what God can do in us.

Dissatisfaction leads to greater possibilities


Posted September 14, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 14

We are under a Divine Mandate from Heaven to get with it or get out of it.

We are not on vacation and we are not retiring……    Folks….it is harvest time.

We don”t need squatters or homesteaders.  We need go-ers and do-ers and givers and pray-ers…. We need labor-ers because it is harvest time.

What is it going to take to bring an Awakening to the Church?  Do we have to bottom out before we look up?  Are we so slow that IT must happen everywhere else before IT happens to us?

  • We have built nice buildings, but this didn’t work.
  • We have acquired the latest and most sophisticated technology.
  • We have established great programs, but this didn’t work.
  • We have brought in outstanding “world-class” preachers and evangelists and teachers, but this didn’t work.
  • We have hired experienced staff members and revolutionized our worship and music.
  • We have established educational programs and Bible Institutes and recreational projects.
  • We have preached on TV and the Internet, we have published books and pamphlets, but none of these have produced New Testament Results.
  • We have promoted, organized, educated and funded but this didn’t work.

What will it take?  I’ll tell you what it’s going to take.

  • It is going to take hungering and thirsting for God.  It is going to take longing for and seeking God
  • It is going to take rearranging our priorities
  • It is going to take repentance and humility
  • It is going to take praying and forgiving
  • It is going to take loving
  • It is going to take a divine visitation from God
  • It is going to take a Holy Spirit Invasion
  • It is going to take a “Day of Pentecost” renewal

Only God can do what must be done to wake up the Body of Christ.  And when we make our Move, God will make His.

It is time for an awakening


Posted September 13, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today: September 13

The pattern.

God planned and prepared for His Church to operate in the Power of the Holy Ghost.  He planned for it to function in the continual manifestation of the Glory of God.

The unbelieving world is waiting for the manifestation and demonstration of the Power of the God.

The church of our generation is not The Church if it is not functioning in the Supernatural Power of God.

If we are to continue to do what Jesus began to do, we must have Power.   Holy Ghost Power.  Heaven Power.

We must have it in the Church.

We must have it in us.

There should never be a day in our lives without miracles.

  • There should never be a church meeting without miracles.
  • There should never be a day in our lives without a dynamic confrontation with God as well as with the devil.
  • There should never be church meeting without souls being born again and devils cast out and the sick being healed.
  • There should never be a church meeting without the Gifts of the Spirit being manifested and miracles happening.

There should never be a church meeting without the preacher or the teacher or the Apostle or the Prophet or the Pastor or the Evangelist operating in and under the anointing of the Holy Ghost.  That was the pattern then.

That is the Plan now


Posted September 12, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 12

The Glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea…

It will be a Quick Work that will leave the world’s head swimming.  It is in its infant stages now.  But it will grow day by day.  It will increase.  It will gain momentum.  It will escalate. There will be a crescendo.  There will be a shaking, a shocking and an uprising.

Where there has been social and political unrest… there is now an unrest in the Spiritual Realm.  A stirring.  A moving.  A release of Divine Energy.  You feel it.  You feel it here.  You see it.  You see it here.  It is happening NOW.  It is happening across the earth.

All Creation is standing on tip-toe waiting for the Manifestation of the Sons of God:

For the earnest  expectation of the creature (creation) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Rom. 8:19

Now, guess who the Sons of God are?  The Church.  You and me (if you are saved).  Those who are Born Again.  The Body of Christ.

And, according to the Word of God, we are going to be Manifested.   Revealed.  Shown and displayed to the entire Creation.  Both animate and inanimate.  To the heavens and to the earth.  To all flesh… believers and unbelievers.  To all races.  Creeds.  Cultures.  To everything and to all things.

The neat thing about all of this is, it is God’s plan.  And it is a Grand Plan.  It is an eternal Plan.  And there is absolutely nothing the devil or anybody or any power can do about it.  It Will Happen.

The Turned-On New Testament Church is where it will begin and it will surge outward until it breaks forth and every nation and every kindred and every tongue on this planet is covered with the Glory of God.



Posted September 11, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 11

Something Big is about to happen.

There are indications everywhere.  There is a witness in the heart of every turned-on believer.  You feel it.  God is moving.  The earth is responding.  The world is waiting.  The church is expecting.  This is the hour.  Something Big is about to happen.

God is trying to get our attention.  Nature is convulsing.  The world is tettering on the edge of the unspeakable with rumors of nuclear horror.  Nations are confused.   Leaders are groping for answers.  We have never been in a place such as this before.

In the midst of cataclysmic conditions, something good is happening.  There is a drawing toward God.  The Holy Ghost is reaching into the hearts of men (all kinds of men) and drawing… attracting… pulling them toward God.  It is relentless.  It is miraculous.  There is Hunger.  And this Hunger is indicative of the Divine Plan and Purpose of God in this hour.

You feel the drawing.  It (your relationship with Jesus) is not like it used to be.  It is changing.  There is a dissatisfaction that is driving you to seek His Face and to be conformed more and more into His Image.

The things of the world are becoming less and less important to you.   The very reason for our existence is coming into focus.

All things are coming together.  The signs are everywhere.  The world is waiting.  Nature is groaning.  Believers are expecting.    (Rom 8:19)

Something Big is on the way

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Posted September 10, 2020 by dickbraswell
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September 10

They may be in the Far Country.

But they Remember.  They can’t forget.  Just like the prodigal son… they remember how good it was to be in Father’s House.  What they have tasted they can never forget nor reject.  And they will return.   You know some of them.  They may a part of your family. They are still out there.  May have been for a long time.  But they are coming back.

As the universal Pull of the Holy Ghost covers the earth… they will come home.  Again.  And this time… for good.

What they want the world cannot satisfy.  The flesh is too shallow.  The pleasure is too temporal.  The peace is too fleeting.  There is unrest.  There is dissatisfaction.  There is turmoil in the soul.  There is unhappiness and stress and anxiety.  They are tired of the hog food… they want Real Food.

So, they will make their way home.  The backslider will come home.  The wayward will return.  They will remember Father.  His security.  The prodigal will “come to himself” and head for home.  And return to Father’s House.

And we will celebrate


Posted September 9, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 8

It’s up to you.

You are Born Again to release God’s power into the earth.  It is up to you and up to me.  It is up to the church.  The Power of God will not prevail in the earth until and unless we release it.  And it will not happen unless we make it happen.   It will not come out of the Church until it comes out of you.   All of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God.

For the earnest expectation of the creature (creation) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Rom. 8:19

Nothing is too hard for God and God lives in you.   The Bible says that with God all things are possible.  Paul wrote that:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me… 

The Word declares that if “You can believe (have the God-kind of faith) all things are possible to him that believeth…”  Mark 9.

When we got saved, God made a Divine Deposit in us.  Our body became the Temple of the Holy Ghost.  We are no longer our own because we were bought with a price…  We are to glorify God with our bodies.  We are Born Again to release the Power of God into the earth.

God is calling us to be channels of His Power.  We are the only restraining force holding back all the relentless powers of darkness that are poised to overthrow every kingdom and nation.

Why is it that atrocities such as those that are presently happening in other parts of the world are not happening here in America?  Because we are called to be the nation from which God will release His power into the earth and throughout the earth.

This nation is the One Nation that God has sovereignly raised up to release His Power into the Human Race.   And

It starts with you and with me


Posted September 8, 2020 by dickbraswell
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Word for Today:  September 7


He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

We should come together at ministry time with the Stream Flowing.   Most come to Church to get filled.  They are already dry and empty.  They have been drained by the demands of the unbelieving world and the constant constraints of the enemy.  They come in need.

This is not bad, but it is not the Best.  To come filled up is better.  Filled up and running over.  Can you imagine what kind of a service we would have if everybody came filled up and running over?  No need to get “worked up.”  No need to get “pumped up.”  Coming in as a Mighty Stream.  A Rushing River.  Men and women and young people and children with Rivers of Living water gushing out of their inner beings.  What a gathering!

The Stream is the Anointing.  The Anointing is the continual pouring forth of the Holy Ghost.   It is the One Thing Needed most.  In the Church.  In the Pulpit.  In the Choir loft.  In the Musician.   In the Body of Christ.

I must tell you, the Anointing in my life is essential.  Without the anointing, I have nothing, I can do nothing, I am nothing and I have no desire to live.  The Anointing… the Stream of Living Water… is the most important thing in my Life.  It is Jesus flowing out of me in Power and Compassion.

My prayer is that I might see with the Eyes of God.  Feel with the Heart of Jesus.   Minister with the Mind of Christ.  Flow with the Power of the Holy Ghost.

Without this, I am nothing.  The ministry is nothing.  And I will accomplish nothing.

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