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March 31, 2018

Word for Today:  March 31

Seeing

  • How do we “see the invisible”?
  • How can we penetrate the Dimension of the Supernatural?
  • How do we get “raised up” so that we can sit together with Christ in Heavenly places?

Except a man be Born Again, he cannot see…  John 3:3

Receive Salvation.  Take Jesus into your heart.  Get saved.  Resist the attractions of the world and live for God.  Get Baptized in the Holy Ghost and Get out of flesh-controlled living.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.   Rom. 8:1

You may not be able to “see” because you are not on right terms with God.  You can never see the Invisible until you are Born of the Spirit.  The natural man cannot discern the things of God because they are Spiritually discerned (I Cor 2:14).  You cannot walk by FAITH, unless you are Born Again.

When you see only with “natural” eyes, the world burdens your heart and every problem appears impossible.  You can only see things as they are and you cannot look beyond the natural and see the invisible.

Nicodemus was religious.  Nicodemus was educated.  Nicodemus was righteous.  Nicodemus was seeking God.  Nicodemus was moral.  But Nicodemus was lost and blind and could not see the Invisible.  He had all the characteristics of a great church member, but was limited by his lack of sight.

Jesus said, except a man be BORN AGAIN he cannot see…

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  John 3:3

 

Believing results in seeing

FAST FOOD

March 30, 2018

Word for Today:  March 30

 

Moses forsook Egypt.

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.  Heb 11:27

Moses saw beyond the Natural and the Immediate and into the Spiritual and the Eternal.

He saw the Invisible and accomplished the Impossible.

He left what everybody thought was a “sure thing” because he saw beyond the facts and focused on the Promise of God.  Once He realized what God had in store, the world no longer held any attraction for him.  Money, power, rank, station, reputation, future…. all these were weighed against the “Invisible” things he saw by faith.

He knew the promises of God were much better than the wealth of the world.

He left the world, the world system and the things of flesh behind and he “endured” (kartereo: to be strong, steadfast, patient) because he saw the invisible.

Seeing the invisible is preceded by Forsaking and Enduring.  Faith has a flip-side.  It is not all just “believing with the heart” it is believing with a determination to do the Word.

Faith without works is dead… James 2:26

 

The “forsaking” precedes the “taking”

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March 29, 2018

Word for Today:  March 29

 

Forgetting and Moving on.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;   Eph 1:7

Believers are forgiven.  Not “going to be” but “already are.” God does not look on our sin.  When He looks on us, He can only see a Reflection of Himself.  He is never displeased with us.  Because He can never be displeased with Jesus.  And we are right now, this moment “in this world” as He is in heaven.

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.  I John 4:17.

God will remember your sin no more.  They are not just “covered” but He has removed all your sin as far as the east is from the west.   (Not from the North to the South… these both have beginning and ending points… there are no beginnings or endings from East and West).   He does not remember them.  He has forgotten them.  So should you.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  Psa 103: 12

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…  Phil 3:13

Forget your failures and move on

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March 28, 2018

Word for Today:  March 28

 

Inventory

When we take an inventory, we see what is lacking and discover what is needed.  Then we can place an order so that we will be prepared for the increase.

The wisdom of this world has become greater than the wisdom of the Body of Christ. They (the world) know just where they are and what they have to do in order to make progress.  To succeed.  To make a difference.  The merchants of the world system are wiser than the Children of the Kingdom when it comes to knowing and understanding exactly where they are.  They live in the Inventory Mode.  They have devised technology that instantly and precisely and without error reveals just what they have, what they lost and what they need.

Just what does our spiritual “bar code” tell us when we get scanned by the Holy Spirit?

What kind of record do we have in heaven?  Have we increased?  Have we decreased?  Are we lacking?  Are we depleted?  Do we need to restock?

 

Time for an Inventory

FAST FOOD

March 27, 2018

Word for Today:  March 27

 

God is Practical.

We must come to the place of absolute faith in the Word of God.  The key word is ABSOLUTE.   There is a realm of believing that few have entered.  It is a place of surety.  It is a place of total confidence.  It is a place of resolve.  It is a place of determination.  It is relentless.  It is absolute.  It is immutable.  It is fixed.  It is changeless.  This is the God-Kind of faith.  This level of faith is essential for the perfect working of the perfect Word.    Since the Word is ABSOLUTE TRUTH we must approach Absolute Truth with ABSOLUTE FAITH.  Anything less than absolute faith is partial faith.  Partial faith is not a “finished faith” or a “completed faith.”  Jesus is the Author and Finisher (Completer) of our faith.

There is a practical application of the Word of God.  God does not tell us to do things that we cannot do…  He does not instruct us to keep things we cannot keep.  He does not command us to accomplish anything we cannot accomplish…  God is not only Spiritual… He is practical…  He fixes it so that Spiritual Principles will work in a real and practical world.  To work the Word is not impractical.  To make practical application of the Word is not being “super-spiritual.”  God has given us the Word so that we might apply the Word to real, physical, and natural life situations.

There is also a much broader dimension of the Word than most people realize.  The Word of God is not just the Bible.  The Bible is the written document that is the written Word of God but the Word of God existed before there was a written document called the Holy Bible.  John writes that “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…”   God’s Word transcends the Bible.   God’s Word was existent before there was a Bible.  How can we know what God said if it is not written down for us to read and know?  We know what God said by knowing what God would say.  We know what God would say by knowing the Nature and Character of God.  God speaks in agreement with His Character.  If we know His Character, we will know what He will say or did say…  We know His Character by Revelation.

Thankfully, He chose to Reveal Himself to us.

 

Jesus is that Revelation

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March 26, 2018

Word for Today:  March 31

 

You can change things.

We are the only limitation God has.   It’s up to us.  Many are sitting around waiting for God to do something and God is waiting for us to do something.  God does not have to do anything else.  He has already done everything for you.

The only limitation in the life of any believer is the believer himself.    Some are praying and believing and fasting and seeking and worrying and weeping and repenting and trying to get what God has already given them.  He has made everything we will ever need available.  He has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.  (Eph 1:3)

Not many people are really satisfied with the way things are.  The good news is you can change those things you don’t like.  Most people who are in undesirable situations are saying “I can’t help it.”  But the “I can’t help it” excuse is really a cop out.  And it flies in the Face of God and slanders every promise in the Word.

This kind of information processing results in the “I can’t help it” mind set.  And it is really a MIND SET it is not a WORD SET.  You can change things.  The Word says you can.     When we find ourselves in situations and circumstances that contradict the Word and do not glorify God and enhance His Kingdom, we can change them.

The main reason some cannot change things is because they do not know how to change them.   If they do not know how, then they are among those the Bible speaks about when it says:

My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge…   Hos 4:6   

And the Apostle Paul admonishes us to:

Not be ignorant, brethren…   1Thes 4:13

 

Get Smart

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March 25, 2018

Word for Today:  March 25

 

The expression “break up your fallow ground” is found twice in the Bible.

For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. Jer 4:3

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.  Hos 10:12 

Fallow Ground is uncultivated, unproductive, untilled ground.   Fallow ground is ground which perhaps was once tilled, but which now lies waste, and needs to be bro­ken up and mellowed, before it is suited to receive grain.

It was cleared.  It was cleaned.  It was leveled.  It was fertilized.  It had all the stumps removed.  The rocks and the debris were all hauled away.  Work had been done.  Labor had been invested.  The plow pre­pared the earth for the seed to be sown and for the crop to come in.  For Life to come forth.  It was ready.

When we get saved, or Baptized with the Holy Spirit, we become like new ground.  Do you know what new ground is?  It is the choice location for the planting of a crop.  It is fresh.  It is full of potential.  It is ready.  It is packed full of nutrients and minerals.  It is virgin.  It is unused.  It is NEW GROUND.

My farmer grandfather always saved his watermelon crop for New Ground.  He said if you want the biggest, the best and the sweetest watermelons, plant the watermelon seed in New Ground.

New Ground is the Best Place to plant the Word Seed.  We have been cleansed by the Blood.  We have had all the stumps removed and the rocks hauled away.  We have been leveled and cleaned and nurtured by the work of the Holy Ghost.  Our hearts are ready for the seed (Word) to be planted and for life to come forth.

Now what are you going to do??  Sometimes we produce a crop or two.  But, then, something happens.

  • Neglect moves in.
  • We become weary or tired or discouraged.
  • Somebody hurt my feelings.
  • No one spoke to me. The music is too loud.
  • The preaching is too long.
  • The worship is too radical.
  • Nobody notices me.
  • I don’t have a place.
  • My gift is being ignored.
  • I am being overlooked.
  • God does not answer my prayers.
  • This faith stuff is not for me.
  • I tried but things got worse.

Are you in here somewhere?  Have you been thinking these things?

Perhaps things look better on the other side of the fence… away from where the new ground is.  Unless we are constantly producing regular crops, our hearts be­come fallow.  Hard.  Crusty.  Dry.  Dead.  Lifeless.  In need of breaking up.

This condition can be remedied.  But the fallow ground must be broken up. Until it is broken, the heart will remain cold, lifeless, dead and unfruitful.

An instrument is needed to break up fallow ground.  Power is needed to break up fallow ground.  The instrument to break up hard hearts is the Word.  The Power that makes the Word work is the Holy Ghost.

 

Break up your fallow ground


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