Archive for September 2017

FAST FOOD

September 30, 2017

Word for Today:  September 30

 

Conflict.

The more active you get and the more vocal you become for God, the greater the conflict.  As long as you are satisfied being “average” and “normal” and “sensible” and “reasonable” there will be little or no opposition.  When you get determined, so does the devil.  The fact that you and I are threats… serious threats… to hell and hell’s mission, makes us the focus of satanic activity.  However, the

Weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds… 2Cor 10:4

God has equipped us for victory.  Our weapons are not natural, man-made or physical.  They are Supernatural and never-failing.  When we operate in the offensive, our Spiritual Weapons will tear down and destroy every fortress and stronghold the enemy has placed in our lives.

Every attack of the devil is a challenge to the God in us… he is fighting the God in you (therefore he is fighting a losing battle).  The battle you fight is not yours.  It is God’s.  The devil hates Him and when he sees God in us, he is foolish and dumb enough to come against Him.  Remember David?

This is the reason the devil hates you… you are where God is.  When he see you he sees God.  He hates God and defies God.  David realized this in his confrontation with Goliath.  He declared:  “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”  Notice, he did not say that Goliath was defying the armies of Saul or the armies of Israel… but instead, the armies of the living God.   Now, Who is the Champion?  Who is the Stronger One?  Who is the Victorious One?

It is God Who lives in you.  If He wins, you win.  If He can’t lose, you can’t lose.  If He overcomes, you overcome.

 

He has made you a Champion

FAST FOOD

September 29, 2017

Word for Today:  September 29

 

Problem areas.

I have discovered that there are three main problem areas in the lives of Believers.  These problem areas, if not controlled, will prevent any Christian from living and walking in victory.

The problem areas are:

  • The Flesh… which needs to be crucified and kept crucified.
  • The Mind… which needs to be renewed and kept renewed.
  • The Mouth… which needs to be controlled all the time.

The flesh is constantly warring against the spirit.  I do not need to tell you this.  You experience it every day.  It rebels against the spirit.   It is at odds with God.  It hates the Word.  It resists the Holy Ghost.  It likes to run loose.  It demands attention.  Uncontrolled, it causes misery, guilt, condemnation, and failure.

The Bible tells us how to have victory over the flesh.

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Gal. 5:16

The way to overcome flesh is to walk in the Spirit.  It is our flesh that is constantly giving us trouble.  It is our flesh that causes us the most grief.  Flesh is not sinful in itself.  It was created by God.  It is when we allow flesh to be controlled by a carnal mind and an uncontrolled will that we are tempted to sin… and usually yield to it.

To walk in the Spirit means to have your total life (spirit, soul and body) controlled by the Holy Ghost, the living Spirit of the Most High God, Who lives in you.

The flesh lusts.  It is the nature and character of the flesh to lust.  Lust after food.  Lust after rest.  Lust after gratification.  Lust after comfort.  Lust after pleasure.  Lust after money.  Lust after attention.

In order to prevent lust from having its fulfillment our lives need to be controlled by our Re-created Spirit.

 

Problem solved

 

FAST FOOD

September 28, 2017

Word for Today:  September 28

 

Out of control.

Paul declared that he was wretched, miserable and frustrated because he could not seem to get control over his natural, fleshly, carnal desires.  (Rom 7:24)  They were ruling and controlling him.  They were overpowering his spirit man and leading him into bondage and condemnation.  He needed help.  Just like you and I need help.  And there is help… Thank God!

God understands our dilemma. He knows that we are “but flesh.”  He understands our failures and frustrations.  He wants us to draw from what He has provided so that we might live in victory and peace.   There is conflict between the flesh and the Spirit.  It is a war.

Paul says that this is a Law of Sin and it is continually warring against the Law of our mind.  The law of sin fights against our will.  What we will to do is overpowered by the strength of sin (the flesh) and we find ourselves defeated and overcome.

In order to overcome the strength of sin that fights against us, the human will must come into play.   If you overcome the flesh, you must want to overcome the fleshYou will never get free unless you want to be free.  God will not work against the human will.  What you will and what you want, God will respect.  He will not intervene or force Himself into your life and your plans.  If you want out, God will get you out.  If you want to stay under the control of your flesh and continue to suffer the consequences… God will not stop you.  Your deliverance is up to you.  Not me.  Not the church.  Not some prophet or evangelist… or anybody else…. Your deliverance is dependent on you.

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4

Let not (you have the power to “let” or to “let not”) sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Romans 6:12

 

It’s up to you

FAST FOOD

September 27, 2017

Word for Today:  September 27

 

God is moving.

A “Quick Work” is coming that will leave the world’s head swimming.  It is beginning.  It will continue day by day.  It will increase.  It will gain momentum.  It will escalate. There will be a crescendo.  There will be a shaking.  There will be a shocking.  There will be 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 Revelation of the Sons of God.   Listen to this: 

 For the earnest expectation of the creature 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 that it is God’s Plan.  And it is a Grand Plan.  And there is absolute nothing the devil can do about it.  It Will Happen.

The True Church is where it is happening and the “happening” that is within it will surge outward like waves created from a pebble tossed into a pond, until it breaks forth and every nation and every kindred and every tongue on this planet is covered with the Glory of God.

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.  Hab 2:14

FAST FOOD

September 26, 2017

Word for Today:  September 26

 

 

If you are Born Again, you are the Elect.

God Himself calls you His Elect.  (Mat 24:31)  You have been selected and elected.   You have been called and chosen.  You are a unique and specialized creation.  You have a divine and holy destiny.

You were born with a Plan inside.  A built-in Plan.  A divine Plan.  A God Plan.  This plan has been in place before you were conceived inside your mother’s womb.  Even before the creation of all things in heaven and in earth.

This Plan was not formulated at the time of your conversion… it was set in place before the foundations of the universe were laid.  (Eph 1:4)

This is why satan has fought you since you were born.  Just why do you suppose you have experienced such attacks and afflictions and circumstances?  The devil knows about The Plan.  he does not know what it is but he knows it is in there.   And it just might be The One.

The One that ultimately spells his defeat in this dispensation.

 

You are Significant

FAST FOOD

September 25, 2017

Word for Today:  September 25

 

The things of the world are becoming less and less important

The purpose for our existence is coming into focus.

There is new intensity in the Body of Christ.  New determination.  New diligence.  New resolve.  Many are developing a sharp focus and a determined objective.  The Goal is in sight.  We want to Know Him.  To be conformed into His Image. Our main quest is to come into the Fullness of God and accomplish the purpose of our Redemption.

The powers of darkness are screaming to distract us.  The forces around us are vying for our attention.  The noise is loud.  The sights are glittering.  The temptations are real.  And strong.  But we will not turn aside.  Never.  We will not be distracted.  We will not be lured away from where and what God is calling us.

We know what we want.

We have tasted and discovered that the Lord is Good.  We want what He has to offer.  We know what it is.  It is more.   It has been good but we want more.  It has been wonderful but it is not enough.  More.  We want more.  More of God.  More of Jesus.  More of the Holy Ghost.  More Word.  More anointing.  More Revelation.  More Power.  More Love.   To be more like Jesus.

Others know also.  They may be in the Far Country.  But they Remember.  Just like the prodigal son… they remember how good it is to be in Father’s House.  What they have tasted they can never forget.  And they will return.  Soon.

As this universal Pull of the Holy Ghost covers the earth… they will come home.  They are coming from the north, the south, the east and the west.  They know 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.

Those who have wandered off will come home.  The prodigal will “come to himself” and return, with repentance, to Father’s House.   Because

 

This is the Day of our Visitation

FAST FOOD

September 24, 2017

Word for Today:  September 24

 

You know and I know Something 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.  There is a stirring in the church.  This is the hour.  Something is about to happen.

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 resolve.  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 reason for our existence is coming into focus.  Our reason for “being” is that in this time of His Visitation, we may Glorify God.

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

 

A contemporary Reformation is at hand


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