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June 13, 2016

Word for Today:  June 13

 

Intel.

In natural warfare, any nation engaged in conflict is advantaged when they have knowledge of and about their enemy.  This is the reason our country has the CIA.  This is an agency established for the express purpose of gathering intelligence regarding all aspects of our enemies.  Who they are.  What they do.  Where they live.  How they operate.  What to expect.  When they move.  How to counteract their attack strategies and negate the destructive purposes they design against our country.  Intelligence is vital to our defenses and ultimately to the safety and security of our nation.

This same thing is true regarding the conflict every believer has with the devil.  he is our enemy.  he wants us dead.  Defeated.  Overcome.  Sick.  Sad.  Broke.  Depressed.   Every believer needs Intelligence as to how our enemy works.  We need to know his strategies.  Once we know this, we can plan our offense and our defense.  Notice:

  • Satanic attacks are the norm for the believer (not the exception)
  • Conflicts come when we declare our Faith in Jesus
  • Satan defies the God in us… and the Word in us
  • The devil messes with our mind…. Leads us into wrong thinking. (Remember… the carnal mind is enmity against God. Rom 8:7)
  • The ONLY way the devil can harm any believer is by making them believe his lies. He is the Deceiver.  The Liar.

If you KNOW the Truth (the opposite of the Lie) the Truth will make you Free.  (John 8)

The Truth is the believers INTEL.

 

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  John 8:36

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June 12, 2016

Word for Today:  June 12

 

We win.

The Allied victory at Normandy in 1944 is much like the victory we win in our spiritual conflicts.  The enemy was entrenched and holding a secure beachhead. The Germans knew that if they lost here, they would lose the war.  It was do or die.  Win or lose.  Succeed or fail.  It was D-Day.

I believe that some reading this are ready to attack and take the beachheads satan is holding in their lives.   It’s D-Day for the devil.  he thinks he has you pinned down and whipped.  he has relished the day that he will win the ultimate victory in your life.  he is poised for the final push and the final attack.  It is D-Day now… and it is time to celebrate your Victory over the Devil.   

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  1Jo 3:8  

D-Day was a crucial turning point in the liberation of France and the entire world from the crushing brutality of the Third Reich.  It forever changed history.  Many of our troops paid the supreme sacrifice… others were wounded and scared and suffered from the vicious intensity of the battle.  Blood flowed on the sandy beaches and down the lofty cliffs of Normandy.  But we won.  And the world was changed.

We still win.  We are winners and not losers.  We win because we Know God and because we refuse to quit.  We live in freedom and security because of the victory on D-Day.  We have the wonderful privileges of liberty… the rights guaranteed to every American citizen because of the Blood.  The blood of fallen warriors that purchased our freedom.

The Blood of the Sinless Son of God purchased our victory over the powers of darkness.    And we have the wonderful privilege of experiencing victory every day in every way over every demon and devil because God has made every Believer a winner.

 

The battle has been won

 

 

 

 

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June 11, 2016

Word for Today:  June 11

 

Eternal means forever.

Eternal means without end.  Timeless.  It is very hard (nearly impossible) for anyone to comprehend the meaning of Eternity.  We are creatures captured and held hostage in a span of time.  We live in submission to time.  We are controlled by time.  Time is our enemy.

We are destined to die because we are subject to time.   Seconds.  Minutes. Hours. Days. Weeks. Years. Decades. Centuries. Millennia.   All these become the defining term for the passing of time.

Everything in the human experience is related to Time.  Everything we know about has a Beginning and is rushing madly toward an End.  Such is Life.  Stuff gets old because of time.  We get old because of time.  We are so immersed in “time consciousness” that it is all but impossible for us to become “eternal conscious.”

I am challenging you now to think Eternal.  Think Bigger and larger and greater than you have every thought.  Let your Imagination soar to new heights as you consider the Vastness… the Expanse… the Unsearchable and Indefinable scope and size of Creation.  

Every Mortal Being, saved or lost, is Eternal.  Not the body, but the mind (soul) and the Spirit.  Where the body is “mortal,” the mind (soul) and the spirit of man is “immortal.”  They will last forever.

If one is Born Again, that person will Live forever.  If one is not Born Again and dies in his sin, that person will Die forever.

 

Life is a dress rehearsal for Eternity

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June 10, 2016

Word for Today:  June 10

 

The Incarnation.

The Incarnation of Jesus enables us to do the same things He did. As part of His Body, we to are heal the sick and raise the dead,   we are to challenge those in power by our lives and words, and we are to bring the love of God to the poor and those rejected by society.  Anyone seriously surrendering their life to God will become more like Jesus.

In considering the Incarnation, we must remember that Jesus existed before his conception. In fact, we believe “through him all things were made.”  John 1

Through Jesus, God freely chose to share in the human experience, shrinking back from nothing and participating in our world as one of us. Though Lord of all creation, he was subject to Joseph and Mary, his creatures. Though the author of life, he submitted to its rules, sleeping, eating, drinking and all limitations imposed on human flesh, even death.

He bore the limits of human communication, and struggled to reveal the kingdom of God in human words and actions. He endured the same social and political requirements among his followers that we suffer today… He even paid taxes.

In the miracles He performed, he never violated nature: stones did not become bread, animals did not speak, nor did fire fall from an angry God.   Although he did not create death, he submitted to it for our sake, because it was the will of the Father.   The Incarnation establishes the fact that:

God made Him to be sin for us that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him… 2Cor 5:21

 

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June 9, 2016

Word for today:  June 9

 

Victory Living.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.    John 8:32 

Victory Living is simply a matter of knowing the Truth and acting on the Truth that you know.   It is knowing the Truth and setting the Truth in motion with your faith.

Living in failure is a result of not knowing and not acting on the truth.  Problems happen when you fail to believe and act on your inborn Righteous nature.

Most of what we have learned and been exposed to in “church” has focused on our weakness, our sin, our failure and our fallen nature.  We need to discover who we are and then to live as God redeemed us to live.

Here is a great confession to make to express what you believe:

“I believe and accept the fact that God has made me Righteous.  Jesus became my sin and I became His Righteousness.  Because I am righteous, I am bold and confident.  Because I am righteous, I am not condemned.  I am not guilty.  I am forgiven.  I have Right Standing with God my Father.  I know Who I am and What God has done in me.  I will not cast away my confidence, but will continually act on the Revelation of My Righteousness.  I will never forget ‘what manner of person I am’”

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  James 1:23-24

 

What you believe will fashion your future

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June 8, 2016

Word for today:  June 8

 

God’s Greatest Enemy is not the devil.

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  1 John 3:8

The devil is already whipped.  He is not God’s greatest enemy.  God’s greatest enemy is the carnal (unrenewed human mind).  Only here, (in your mind), is what God has done and can do for you limited or brought to pass… manifested.

When you think wrong you believe wrong.  Your “believing” will never exceed the bounds of your “thinking.”  In other words, if you can’t “think it” you can’t “believe it.”  And, when you can’t “believe it” you won’t have it.

When our minds are renewed with the Word we are “transformed” or “transfigured” from the worldly, natural manner of thinking to the spiritual, supernatural manner of thinking.

And as you “think” in your heart, you are.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be Rom 8:7

The carnal mind is enmity against God…

 

It is God’s biggest enemy

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June 7, 2016

Word for Today:  June 7

 

“There is only one relationship that really matters, and that is your personal relationship to your personal Redeemer and Lord. If you maintain that at all costs, letting everything else go, God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.”  Oswald Chambers

What are those things that plague us?  What is it within the Human Experience that brings pain and grief?  What are the things that are burdens and problems to us?  It is precisely here (where we hurt) that God focuses His Grace.  His Provision.  His Relief.  We have seen just how these provisions are met in the Covenant He made with us and that is guaranteed by the Blood of Jesus Christ

What is hurting you?  Where are you broken and wounded and sad?  What has come into your life that produced fear and dread and pain?  What are those elements in the Human Experience that make your life miserable?  Do you understand that every misery and pain in life is caused by the devil?  By the powers of darkness?  By those spirits in high places that purpose to kill, steal and destroy?

If we can come to know God’s Purpose for us, we can better get our lives in agreement with it.  Once we come into a living agreement with the Purpose God has for us, we can experience the Abundant Life Jesus promises in John 10:10.

Everybody wants the abundant life, but they must be in agreement with the Purpose God has for them.

And until this takes place, true fulfillment in life is impossible.

 

And real Peace evades us


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