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July 24, 2021

Word for Today:  July 24

What if?

“But, what are you going to do IF….?”  “But, what IF…?”  What if it gets worse?  What if I’m not healed?  What if the money doesn’t come in?  What if my marriage fails?  What if I don’t get the job?

If our faith is determined by situations, then we really do not trust God.  We are “wishers” and “hopers.”    We are compromise and chameleon Christians.

If our faith is based on the Word, then, sink or swim… live or die… win or lose… succeed or fail… We Believe God!

Listen to the Hebrew Boys:

Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king… but if not, be it know unto thee O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up…      Daniel 3:17

Fires are faith’s Proving Ground.  Trials, Tests and Fires are the test track for your faith.  God does not bring on trials but they are the testing and proving ground for your faith.  “Impossible” and “hopeless” situations are opportunities for God to show Himself strong in your behalf.

The fire you are now in is purifying and refining… it cleanses and tempers… it develops and works patience into you.  It forces you to depend on God and it directs your attention off of yourself and on His ability.

Make your boldest confession in the midst of your hottest fire

FAST FOOD

July 23, 2021

Word for Today:  July 23

Unstoppable.

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage:  Joshua 1:5-6

No enemy can stand in your way.  No need to fear and be timid.  No reason to be anxious.  God says that no man (no demon, no devil, no situation, no circumstance, etc.) can stand before you (if they cannot stand before you, they must submit to your authority and the power of your words), all the days of your life.

How long?  All the days of your life!  When you are young and when you are old.  When you are strong and when you are weak.  When you feel bad and when you feel good.  When everybody is against you and nobody is for you.  When you have nothing.  When you are stressed.  When you are tired.  When you are discouraged.  When you are facing a dead-line.  When there is no way out.

Nothing and nobody can stand in your way when you are in pursuit of God and God’s will for your life.  When you choose to live and refuse to die.  When you choose Truth and refuse the Lie…  You join with God and connect with the supernatural.   NOTHING can stand before you.

You are unstoppable

FAST FOOD

July 22, 2021

Word for Today:  July 22

We need to make our mouth say what the Word says.

When we feel bad we normally very verbal about it.   If we are going to talk about how we feel, we should say instead, “by His stripes we are healed….”  Because that’s exactly what the Word says.

When we are fearful and confused and unsure about things, we usually say, “I’m afraid…. “  We should say, “God has not given us the spirit of fear but instead He has given us the spirit of love and power and a sound mind…”

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  2Ti 1:7

When pressures build up and stress builds up and worry and anxiety come, we should not talk about them.  Instead we should talk to them.  We should talk to them and tell them when to go and where to go.

But some might say, “That’s not really true, I am sick or I am worried, or I am afraid or I am stressed out…”  If what is happening to us contradicts what the Bible says about us, then what is happening to us is a lie… it is not the truth.

The Lie will hold us in bondage.  The Truth makes us free.  Therefore, we should believe the Truth (what the Word says) instead of what our carnal, reasoning, physical emotions are saying.

I am amazed at how negative folks talk.  They are giving power to the forces that plague them by talking about them, complaining about them and telling others how bad their situation is.

The world system is a negative system.  It is death driven and death doomed.  It is a kingdom of darkness and there is no light in it.  It is fathered by the devil and propagated by demons.  It is harsh.  It operates in fear.  It has no hope and no future.

It is totally opposite from everything in the Word. It will overtake us and hold us captive.  It will depress us, keep us in despair and make us miserable.  It is the primary purpose of the devil and hell to keep us away from the Truth, ignorant of the Truth, and disobedient to the Truth.

How we talk will determine how much control the world system has on us, our family and our possessions.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  Pro 18:21

Train your brain and tame your tongue

FAST FOOD

July 21, 2021

Word for Today:  July 21

25 things the GOD-KIND of LOVE does

  1. LOVE encourages, builds up and edifies
  2. LOVE roots out all fear “Perfect love casteth out fear…”  I John 4:8
  3. LOVE makes your faith work “Faith worketh by love…”
  4. LOVE heals sickness and keeps bodies well
  5. LOVE conquers selfishness and self-will
  6. LOVE makes marriages work and stops divorces
  7. LOVE makes your children obedient and respectful
  8. LOVE builds and bonds human relationships
  9. LOVE covers a multitude of sin I Pet 4:8
  10. LOVE forgives and forgets
  11. LOVE overlooks faults and weaknesses
  12. LOVE endures long… is patient and kind
  13. LOVE sees the best and believes the best of every person
  14. LOVE will not criticize
  15. LOVE will not wound or hurt or hinder
  16. LOVE will not find fault
  17. LOVE will not create strife and division
  18. LOVE will not gossip
  19. LOVE will not destroy or tear down
  20. LOVE suffers in silence
  21. LOVE gives expecting nothing in return
  22. LOVE speaks the truth
  23. LOVE is honest and full of integrity
  24. LOVE is God
  25. LOVE never fails

Love guarantees success in every endeavor and victory over every impossibility.

FAST FOOD

July 20, 2021

Word for Today:  July 20

Where the Power is.

It could be that many do not have the Power of God working in them because they do not know where it is.  If they do not know where it is they cannot function in it.   If they cannot function in it they cannot use it.  If they cannot use it they will be buffeted and whipped by the devil.  And the things that need changing will not be changed.

God’s power is not exclusively in heaven.  We have been taught that we are to pray for God’s Power to fall on us.  For God to “send the Power…”  For the “Fire of God” to fall and come down from heaven.

We were led to believe that we could do nothing unless the Power “fell” on us.

I often prayed for a Revival to come down from Heaven.  The truth about God’s power has been warped and distorted.  No wonder we can’t operate in God’s Power… we don’t even know what it is, where it is, how to get it or how to release it.

Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us…  Eph 3:20

God’s Power does not “come down” or “fall on us.”  God’s Power emerges and rises up from our re-born human spirit that is Re-created in the Image of God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ!   It is not in heaven and it is not floating in space or gathering in the skies to fall on us when we “pray through…”

IT is in us

Arise, shine, for thy light is come and the Glory of the Lord is RISEN UPON THEE…  Isa 60:1

FAST FOOD

July 19, 2021

Word for Today:  July 19

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

FAST FOOD

July 18, 2021

Word for Today:  July 18

Evidence

There is only one real fool-proof evidence of the new birth.    Jesus gave this measuring method to us in His Word.  This is the one most important characteristic of the Christian Walk.  Nothing is more important than this.  This one demand and one command is basic.

Jesus talked about it more than anything else and He demonstrated it more perfectly than any other message of His earthly ministry.  He longed to see it in His disciples and He knew that it would be the basis for the New Testament Church.

If the Church is to BE what Jesus died for it to be and if the Church is to do what He died for it to do, then this one thing is absolutely necessary.

I am convinced that this is the greatest need in this hour.   It is perhaps the greatest need in your life as a Believer.  It is not impossible.  It is possible.  It is necessary.  It is vital.  It is fundamental to the continuation of the Gospel on earth.

Jesus called this a “new commandment” in John 13:34.  He knew that He was soon to depart from the earth and He wanted so desperately for His followers to be adequately equipped to carry on His Ministry on earth.  He did not emphasize theology.  He did not emphasize education.  He did not emphasize experience or ability.  He brought attention to the one thing that will guarantee the continued success of the Gospel message.

He also stated that this would be the one qualifying characteristic that would cause the world to know how we stand with God.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples…  John 13:35.

By this….  This is the one thing that will show the world where you stand with God.  And this is the greatest thing needed in the Christian Faith today.  This One Thing is

LOVE

He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is Love…  I John 4:8

FAST FOOD

July 16, 2021

Word for Today:  July 16

The Hardest Thing.

The most difficult thing to do in your Christian Walk is to stand.  It is always hard to stand.  We are in warfare and are constantly being buffeted by the enemy.  The challenge is for us to stand.  Anybody can quit, change or compromise when the pressure is on.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand…  Eph. 4:13

God wants to encourage you today.  He wants to build you up today.  He wants to strengthen you today.  He want to help you in your fiery trial and in your Spiritual Warfare.  He wants to reassure you that He is able to deliver you and that He, at this very moment, has everything under control and if He does, then so do you.

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper… Isa 54:7

When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard (the Word) against him…  Isa 59:19

Fear thou not for I am with thee: be not discouraged; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…  Isa 41:10

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength…  Isa 40:29

Many are struggling with apparent impossible situations.  Some are hoping against hope and wishing for the night to end and the day to begin.

Many are tempted to doubt and move into unbelief because the manifestation of their faith has been delayed.

Others are fearful and anxious because of the intensity of their trials.

God wants you to know today that He is Able to Deliver you out of your fire.

And He will

FAST FOOD

July 15, 2021

Word for Today:  July 15

Choices are important.

Your life and the lives of your family depend on what you choose and what you refuse.  Your future will be determined by what you choose and what you refuse today.

Your greatest responsibility is making right choices.  There are only two kinds of CHOICES before you: (1) Right ones (based on the Word) and (2) wrong ones (based on the world).

Right choices are choices that are made on the basis of God’s Word.  They are choices and commitments that are made in agreement with the Word of God.  These right choices are guarantees that God will work with you in accomplishing your dreams and goals in life.

When you make a right choice… one that is based on the Word, you make a connection with Deity and you are assured that no powers in hell or in earth will defeat you or stop you.  You are locked into success and blessing because you have made a choice that agrees with the will of God for you.

You have chosen life and refused death.  You have chosen blessing and you have refused cursing.

Wrong choices are choices that are made on the basis of the kosmos (world system) and on human reasoning apart from God.  The World System is the domain of the devil.  he is called the god of this world.  his kingdom is destined to failure and anything and everything connected with it will fail also.

Human reasoning, natural facts, sense knowledge, and an unrenewed mind are the elements that give birth to wrong choices.  Wood, hay and stubble are the results of wrong choices and gold, silver and precious stones are the results of making right choices. (1Cor 3:12-13)

Those who make right choices will succeed and live and those who make wrong choices will fail and self-destruct.

Every success is the result of making right choices.

Every failure is the result of making wrong choices.

When Everything Goes Wrong

July 14, 2021

Acts 27

THE SITUATION “all hope was then taken away…”  (20) 

Ac 23:11 …the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

God said it.  I Believe it.  That settles it.

Acts 27:13-44

Relate the story….

There will come times in your Christian Experience when it seems that everything is going wrong.    Some of you are there today… and if you’re not there, you will get there sometime in your life.  Once you have determined to believe God and Life by Faith satan will challenge every step you take.  Your faith will be tried!  How you act and what you do while you are under pressure reveals your spiritual growth and development.

Have you ever faced a situation that got worse as you stood in faith?  You prayed for someone who was sick and they got sicker.  You really believed for some miracle and it never manifested?  The harder you tried the worse things got!  What do we need to do in the face of failure?

Many Bible characters developed into spiritual giants in the face of failure…

  • Joseph… thrown into the pit and sold as a slave.   Became the Prime Minister of Egypt 
  • Moses… Faced the Red Sea with the enemy approaching…. God showed up led them through
  • Gideon…  Hid behind a barn scared of the Midianites… His 300 defeated the hordes of enemy troops
  • Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego…  Refuse to deny God and Survived the fiery furnace

When things go wrong, there are some options before you.  You have some choices that you can make.  You will make some choices today and what you choose to do will determine success or failure in your situation.

  • You can quit…  never good
  • You can blame God for your mess… blame someone else… rationalize
  • You can waste time trying to figure it out… the natural thing to do
  • You can run away…  will never solve the problem…  or:
  • You can Believe God… and this will always result in victory and deliverance

What Paul Did when everything went wrong…  He refused to let the situation control him… Instead, he took control of the situation.

Acts 27

  • God Said it and Paul Believed it (Acts 23:11)

Ac 23:11 …the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

What God says will surely come to pass.  If God says it, it will happen.  What has God spoken to you?

You are more than a conqueror.   You can do all things through Christ.  Nothing shall be impossible to you.  You are an overcomer.  You are destined to win and will never lose.  God is for you and no one can be against you. 

  • Cheer Up (22)

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship

Anybody can moan and groan and grovel in self-pity.  Anybody can call things as they are instead of as they are going to be.  If you will be of good cheer, you can turn your situation around.  If necessary God will move heaven and earth to rescue you.  There will be a visitation from the Father.  You will live and not die.  You have nothing to weep about and everything to shout about.  Impossible situations attract God’s attention.  Be of Good Cheer!

  • Fear Not.  (24)

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Fear and panic always invite disaster.  Fear gives satan opportunities to torment you.  Fear moves the devil and activates powers of darkness.  Faith taps into the resources of God and cancels out Fear.  Fear and Faith are opposites.  Faith cancels out fear and fear prevents our faith from working.  Never give in to fear. 

The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of who shall I be afraid?  Psa 27

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil’ for Thou art with me… Psa 23

Check out Psalm 91

  • Believe God in the midst of the storm (25)

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

Believe God and what God has said.  It does not matter what IS … the only thing that matters is what God has Said.   “I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me…” (25)

Do not believe circumstances.  Do not look at your storm.  Do not worry when things go wrong.   Instead believe what God has promised.

What God told me about Life Church. “I have put before you an open door and no man can close it…”  Rev 3:8 Times of imminent failure: foreclosure.  Church splits.  Accusations.  Lies.  Gossip.  Criticism.  Cantankerous church members….

  • Don’t Run Away (31)

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

Never run from the situation.  Don’t look for life boats… The shortest and best way through an impossible situation is straight through.   Stay with it.  Stick with it.  Never give up.  Do not abandon ship.

God is in control if He is in control of you.  Help is on the way.

  • Act Like Nothing is Wrong (34)

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

Experience at Life when we were facing foreclosure.  The only way satan has of getting information is by observation.  By looking at you and listening to you.  Act as if nothing is wrong and everything is great.  This will drive the devil up the wall.  Never plan your future on present circumstances or existing conditions.  Remember… God’s supply is always greater than your needs. 

  • Your Faith in the fire will inspire.  (36)

36 Then were they ALL of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

Your victory stand in the midst of any impossible “hopeless” situation will inspire others to trust God.

  • The Storm will subside, but you will survive (44)

44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

“And it came to pass (not to stay) … that they escaped all safe to land….”

Delay is not defeat.  Every raging demon will fail.  

So…  what about now.  Today.  What you are facing.  The stuff that’s going wrong.  The stress you are experiencing.  Your worries.  Your fears.  Your anxieties.  Let’s believe God.  You will make it through.  You will survive and all will be well.

LET’S PRAY


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