Archive for July 2018

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July 21, 2018

Word for Today:  July 21

Look up.

Why are you broken, 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 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?    Here are some and I know you can find some of these lurking within your heart….

Rejection, loneliness, being unloved, failure, frustration, fear, worry, uncertainty, bondage, being “blue,” feelings of melancholy, unhappiness, burdens… loaded with care, being broke… strapped financially, guilt, condemnation, sickness, disease, pain, broken hearted, weariness and fatigue, anxiety, grief, hopelessness, no joy, continual sadness, feelings of worthlessness, no purpose  in living, disappointment, boredom, lack of self-esteem, feelings of emptiness, resentment, anger, unforgiveness, and on and on I could go.

Are you in here somewhere?  Did you meet your “personal pain” in this list?  Are you continually coping with any of these?

Do you know that all of these are works of darkness and that they are sent from the devil to destroy you?  Do you realize Jesus took these on Himself, shed His Blood and DIED to make you FREE of these?

Since satan did not succeed in keeping you from getting saved, he now purposes to make you miserable.  To make you tired of living.  To frustrate God’s Purpose for your life and to keep you blind and ignorant of the MAGNITUDE of YOUR REDEMPTION.

“Two prisoners stared through prison bars…One saw mud, the other stars…”

 

Look Up

Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh…   Lu 21:28

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July 20, 2018

Word for Today:  July 20

 

God’s Power.

Jesus commanded His followers to stay in Jerusalem UNTIL they got what He had for them.  It was a Baptism of Fire and Power.  It was the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and it would empower them to continue the work that Jesus has begun.   Jesus knew quite well what the disciples needed and He knows quite well what we need today.  It is Power that comes by and through a Baptism of Fire and Power.  This Baptism is an experience apart from and in addition to the work of the Holy Spirit which occurs at the time of Salvation and it is called “being filled with the Spirit.”

Do we need that Power today?  What do you think?  They needed it then but we have a much bigger world with much greater needs today.  Much preaching today is a “self-help” gospel.  A “warm and fuzzy, touchy-feely gospel.”   A “feel-good” gospel.  The self-help gospel depends on just that…. Self-help.  It gives us more of self and less of God.  But, frankly, I’ve had just about as much of self as I can stand.

I don’t need more of self, I need more of God.  I don’t need more of feeling good, I need more of feeling God.  I don’t need more of what I can do I need more of what God can do.  I don’t need more of my power I need more of God’s power.

Jesus knew that if we continued to do what He began to do we would need more than self.  More than flesh.  More than human effort.

If they needed it then, we surely need it now.  Do you need it?  Do we need it?  Do our churches need it?  Does our nation need it?  Does our culture need it?  Does our world need it?   Then let’s get all God has for us.

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…  Eph 5:18

 

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July 19, 2018

Word for Today: July 18

Fixing damaged faith.

Your faith can be damaged.  We are commanded to “have faith” (Mark 11:22) as well as to “Continue in the faith…” (Acts 14:22).  The one area of concentrated satanic attack is an attack on our faith position.  Some have developed strong faith only to have it attacked, damaged and weakened.

If your faith has been damaged, you need to get it repaired.  Every Believer can stand to have their faith undergirded.  Here are some things that can damage your faith:

  • Situations that seem to contradict your faith position.
  • Prayer that seems to go unanswered or ignored.
  • When individuals who are strong in faith suffer sickness, setback or failure.
  • Ministries or ministers who fall into sin and damage the integrity of the church.
  • Answers that are delayed to the point of the Believer giving up. When the “due” season for reaping seems to never arrive.
  • Compromising your faith because doubting is easier than believing.

When your faith becomes damaged, what can you do to repair it?  How do we fix broken faith or strengthen weak faith?

  • Develop a positive attitude.
  • Boldly confess the Word of God.
  • Remain consistent and steadfast.
  • Expect good things to happen.
  • Reverse your bad attitude toward others
  • Live in the atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving.
  • Surround yourself with people of strong faith

Faith pleases God   Heb 11:6

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July 18, 2018

Word for Today:  July 18

The impossible fueled a boy’s faith.

When David heard Goliath’s challenge, something happened deep down inside him.   Something began to stir his Confidence.  Out of this confidence came a surge of supernatural faith and a powerful spirit of boldness.  Faith literally exploded in the heart of David.    Out of his mouth confidence began to speak:

  • “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the Living God?”
  • “Is there not a cause?” (The God of Israel is being ridiculed and defied).
  • “Let no man’s heart fail because of him…”
  • “I will go and fight with this Philistine…”
  • “The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, HE will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine…” (David did not call Goliath a giant… he called him an ordinary Philistine.)

Listen to Confidence talk on the battlefield:

“Thou comest to me with a sword and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the NAME of the LORD OF HOSTS, the GOD of ISRAEL, whom thou has defied…”

This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will:    

  1. Kill you
  2. Cut your head off
  3. Give you and the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines to the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth…

Confidence prevailed.  David won.  Goliath lost.  The Philistines were shamefully defeated.  God was glorified.  And David became Israel’s new champion… So, in like manner

The giant you are facing can be conquered by faith and confidence in God.

Fear will make you to lose.

Faith will make you to win

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July 17, 2018

Word for Today:  July 17

The day God air conditioned a fiery furnace.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s great image of gold (Dan 3).  The decree was that all in the kings domain would fall down and worship the image at the designated time… when the music played, they were commanded to stop what they were doing, fall down and worship the golden image.  Those who refused to obey this edict, were sentenced to death.  Death by being thrown into a burning fiery furnace (Dan 3:6).

Because Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were faithful to the One True God, they refused to fall down and worship the image.  They were arrested.  They were brought before Nebuchadnezzar, who in great rage and fury, questioned them and commanded

if ye worship not (the image), ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? (3:15)

They were not fearful and they were not nervous… they had not cast away their confidence in God…and they declared:

Our God whom we serve is able us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.”  (3:17)

In other words, you do what you have to do and we will do what we have to do.  We will see whose God is The God.

The furnace was heated seven times hotter than ever.  The three Hebrews were bound by the king’s men and thrown in the furnace; the fury of the fire was such that those who cast them in were instantly slain by the heat.  They fell down bound in the midst of the burning fiery furnace.  Pay Day has come.  Confidence has a great recompense of reward.

When the king looked in he was astonished.

Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?  …Lo, I see four men LOOSE walking the midst of the fire and they have NO HURT and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God… (3:24-25)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were delivered from the fire.  But that is not all, they were promoted into a place of prominence and the King was turned into a Believer.

Confidence has a great Pay Day.

Don’t throw yours away.

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July 16, 2018

Word for Today:  July 16

The approaching Awakening.

The Bible is clear concerning the events of the end-time.  And the greatest indication and proof of the closing of this age is the global outpouring of the Holy Ghost.  That is whats going to be happening just before Jesus comes again.

The Word declares that in “the last days” God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh…

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…  Ac 2:17

There will be a world-wide awakening that will jolt the earth and entire nations will be saved and brought into the Kingdom of God.   We are on the precipice of just such an Awakening…

Perhaps one of the greatest temptations the Body of Christ faces at this time is the temptation to lose confidence because they don’t “see” anything happening.  Lose their  confidence in God. Their confidence in what God is going to do.  Their confidence in the Word.  Confidence in God fulfilling His Promises.  Confidence in the Church.  Confidence in the approaching world-wide revival….  We are to

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.  Heb. 10:35

Hold on…  The best is yet to be

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July 15, 2018

Word for Today:  July 15

 

Be encouraged.

God wants to build you up in your most Holy Faith…  He wants to strengthen you and help you and deliver you.  He wants you to be blessed.  He wants you to know that He is able to set you free from every snare and every devil and every fiery trial.  He speaks to you by His Word, through the Anointing and even in this brief message.  He wants to assure you that He has everything under control.

He has great plans for you that you cannot even imagine.  He will bring you into a new place, give you a new vision and fill you with a fresh sense of purpose.  The best days of your life are beginning and as long as you Trust Him, you will realize and fulfill your reason for living.  Understand that disappointment and defeat are not in God’s plan for you.  You are destined to win and to win big.

We are blessed with an abundance of His Word…  Yet, many are hurting and wondering and wishing… some are doubting and even more are struggling with apparent impossible situations and trying circumstances. But remember, if you are one of those, God is for you. And nothing is impossible for those who Believe.

God wants you to be encouraged.  God wants you free.   God wants you to rule and reign in your life.

 

And He is Able to put you there TODAY

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July 14, 2018

Word for Today:  July 14

 

The world is looking for heroes.

I’m looking for heroes.  People who inspire.  People who blaze trails.  People who refuse defeat.  Dreamers.  Pioneers.  The Bible is a great place to find winners.  And I had rather be around winners than losers.

Losers are for losers…  Winners are for winners…  In the Bible we find ordinary people who did extraordinary things.  People who faced dream-shattering and hope-destroying situations and circumstances.  In the Bible we meet real men and real women.

The world is in for a shaking.  It will grow in intensity.  It will be good for those who know how to stand and it will be disastrous for those who are uncommitted and backslidden.  Heroes will emerge. The Shaking will expose the strong and defeat the weak.  It will strengthen the church… the true Church.  It will expose the farce and the flaws of dead, man-made religion.

Heroes are on the way back.  History will be a great stage for the standers and the winners and the movers and the shakers and the doers and the believers.    History is convulsing.  Governments have failed. Kings have fallen.  Bureaucratic Big-shots have  crumbled.  Movie stars have lost their fame and their fortunes.  But the Church has prevailed…  God is still on the throne, Jesus is Sure and Steadfast and the Holy Ghost is with us.  The time is right for the rise of

Heroes

 

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July 13, 2018

Word for Today:  July 13

 

There are two kinds of faith.

First, there is Natural Faith and secondly, there is Supernatural Faith.

Natural Faith is based on what we see (our senses) and Supernatural Faith is based on what God Says.  Thomas exercised natural faith.  He would not believe (have faith) unless he saw the evidence.  He heard that Jesus was alive, but he refused to believe it unless he actually saw Him.  This is natural faith.

Abraham, on the other hand, exercised supernatural faith.  Abraham determined to believe (have faith) regardless of what he saw or felt.  His “senses” were not consulted.  He chose to Believe God.

Most believers are living in the realm of natural faith.   They tend to believe only what they can see.  They are subject to their senses and are dependent on natural facts.  Natural faith operates only in the realm of the visible, the sensible and the factual.

Other believers have determined to live in the realm of supernatural faith.  They can and do believe things that they cannot see.  They are not bound to the sense realm.  They are able to move beyond the natural and physical into the realm of the supernatural and spiritual.

 

They live by Truth instead of Facts

 

FAST FOOD

July 12, 2018

Word for Today:  July 12

 

There will be times in your Christian Experience when it seems like nothing is happening even though you are praying and believing.

However, waiting is not bad.  Not if you understand what is taking place in the realm of the Spirit.  When you PRAY and BELIEVE, powerful spiritual forces are released.  These forces are invisible but they are REAL.  They work and they produce.  While you wait, you can reinforce your faith.  You do not have to get discouraged, or depressed or frustrated.

Waiting can cause you to discover facets of God’s Grace and Tender Mercies that you never knew existed if  you wait with confidence and faith.

You will reap in due season (there is an APPOINTED TIME set BY GOD for your answer!), if you faint not… Gal 6:9

While you wait, there are some things you can do to strengthen your Faith Position.  Waiting does not mean “doing nothing.”  “Resting” in God does not mean idleness or inactivity.  Read the Word.  Meditate the Word.  Pray the Word.  Say the Word.

While you wait you can be assured that:

  • God is working
  • satan is resisting
  • Patience is developing
  • The answer is on the way

And God is with you

 

 


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