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January 16, 2019

Word for Today:  January 16

 

There is 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 inspired, infallible 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 can know what God said by knowing what God would say.  We can know what God would say by knowing the Nature and Character of God.

God speaks in agreement with His Character, His Nature, and His Personality.   If we know His Character, we will know what He will say or did say…  And we discover and know His Character by receiving revelation knowledge regarding Christ.   Because Jesus is the Perfect and Completed Revelation of Who God is, What God is like and What God does and will do.

 

if you have seen me, you have seen the Father…  John 14:9

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January 15, 2019

Word for Today:  January 15

 

God’s Power is adequate but it can be limited.

God is Able but God can be Limited.  God can do all things but God can be prevented from working.  Jesus could do no mighty works in one place because of unbelief.

 And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief… Mat 13:58

Unbelief is anti-God and anti-Christ.  Unbelief limits God’s Power and God’s Ability.  Unbelief restrains God in His desire to work for you.

Even though God could… and God would… unbelief and doubt will prevent God from doing it.

Many believers are hindered and kept out of victory because of their own unbelief.  So are churches, denominations, and honest, good and sincere people.

In a sense, it is not necessarily true to declare that “God can do anything…”  He has the Power to do anything, but that power can be hindered, limited and restrained by unbelief and doubt.

 

God’s effective, operative power depends on us

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January 14, 2019

Word for Today:  January 14

 

When Joshua was at Jericho, victory did not come until the 7th Day.  (Josh 6:15).

I’m sure many would like to have the victory on the first circuit.  If it was five miles around the city, I’m sure many were ready to quit the first day.  But then there was the second. Another five miles.    And the third.  Another five miles.  The fourth.  Another five miles.  Fifth.  Another five miles.  And the sixth.  Another five miles.

How many grew weary in the process?  This has been a thirty mile ordeal.  After all, how much does God expect of me anyhow?  There must be an easier way.  I think I have a “better idea.”  Who has a “new revelation”?   And now it is the Sabbath and seven times around… that’s thirty-five more miles.  Unreasonable.

A total of sixty miles.  Utterly ridiculous.

No wonder others had a “better idea” or a “higher revelation.”

Obedience means sacrifice.  No Cross means no Crown.  No diligence yields no victory.  Many have grown weary and have tired along the way.

 

When victory is one day ahead and one lap away

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January 13, 2019

Word for Today:  January 13

 

The Church gets in trouble when it loses its passion for God.

This is the root cause of all backsliding.  This is why Christians become carnal.  This is why Christians fall away.  This is why Christians slip back into the world.  They lose their passion for God.

In the Book of Revelation, John spoke of a Church that “left its first love.”  It lost its passion for God.  Its members lost their “first love.”  John told the Church at Ephesus that God “had something against them” even though they: (1) had good works, (2) had patience, (3) had  intolerance toward evil, (4) had correctly judged false apostles and (5) had not fainted or quit.

They had fallen into the trap of becoming a good, vigorous, hardworking, sin-hating, determined and committed organization but without really Loving GOD.  They had lost or left their “first love.”  Their hearts had grown cold.  They lost their passion for God.

They were doing all the right things but they were doing them for the wrong reason.  You can be “good” and “moral” and “obedient” and still miss the boat.  If your motivation is from your head and not your heart, God has “somewhat against thee…”

Every GOOD WORK must issue forth from a passion for God… from heart hunger and not from head reasoning.   Head reasoning is based on externals… on “doing,” on the letter of the law, on doctrine and dogma on religion and form and tradition… all these are inadequate and illegitimate.

 

God looks at what is in your heart and not what is in your head

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January 12, 2019

Word for Today:  January 12

 

God’s heart has never changed.

His heart has always been inclined toward man.  It is now and it always has been.  Man was originally created in order that God might have a family.  God wanted companionship.  God wanted fellowship.  God wanted relationship.  God wants to love and He wants to be loved.    God wanted to have a family to love and to bless and to keep unto Himself.

This is the Heart of God.

God wants to have children that will reciprocate His love.  God is Love, God loves and God wants to be loved.  Do you realize that God made the heavens solely for the benefit of earth? Do you know that God made the earth solely for the benefit of man?  Can you believe that God created all animal life and plant life solely for the benefit of man?  Everything and all things that God created by His power, were and are created for the benefit of man.

And God made man for Himself.

All of creation is designed to sustain human life.  Scientists are now beginning to recognize that the entire universe has been created and calibrated to support and sustain human life right here on earth.   The original Plan God had is still the same.   Even though satan entered and Adam sinned and death was brought into the earth, God has Eternally Purposed for Man to be His Own.

 

You belong

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January 10, 2019

Word for Today:  January 10

 

There are indications everywhere.

There is a witness in the heart of every turned-on believer.  God is moving.  The earth is responding.  The world is waiting.  All creation is anxious… The church is being revived.  This is the hour.  Something BIG is about to happen.

There is a drawing toward God.  The Holy Spirit is reaching into the hearts of men (all kinds of people) and drawing and attracting…   inexorably, as a magnet draws iron, pulling them toward God.  It is relentless.  It is miraculous. It is supernatural.   There is hunger.  And this hunger is indicative of the Divine Plan and Purpose of God manifesting in this hour.

You feel the drawing.  Right now.  There is a Divine Stirring deep down inside your spirit.  It (your relationship with Jesus) is not like it used to be.  It is changing.  There is a dissatisfaction, an urgency, which is driving you to seek His Face and a determination 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 your very existence is coming into focus.

You are being drawn into the Glory of God…

 

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  2Co 3:18

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January 9, 2019

Word for Today:  January 9

 

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

The Body of Christ should come together with the River Flowing.

Most come to Church to get filled.  They are dry and empty.  They have been drained by the demands of the unbelieving world and the constant constraints of the enemy.  They are tired.  Weary.  Frustrated.  Needy.

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 church service we would have if everybody came filled up and running over?  No need to get “worked up” or “pumped up”  or “psyched up”… but come in rushing as a Mighty River.  Come in joyful, exuberant, excited, expecting, believing with great anticipation.

A House full of people with Rivers of Living water gushing out of their inner beings.

 

It would be heaven on earth


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