Friday, September 21, 2018

Shalom,

Taking care of business today! Will post tomorrow!

Shalom in Him!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Shalom,

I love today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers and the distinction that he makes between being Christlike and DOING 'Christian' things!

The Divine Rule Of Life

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. — Matthew 5:48

Our Lord’s exhortation in these verses is to be generous in our behaviour to all men. In the spiritual life beware of walking according to natural affinities. Everyone has natural affinities; some people we like and others we do not like. We must never let those likes and dislikes rule in our Christian life. If we “walk in the light,” as God is in the light, God will give us communion with people for whom we have no natural affinity.

The Example Our Lord gives us is not that of a good man, or even of a good Christian, but of God Himself. “Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect” — show to the other man what God has shown to you; and God will give us ample opportunities in actual life to prove whether we are perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. To be a disciple means that we deliberately identify ourselves with God’s interests in other people. “That ye love one another; as I have loved you…”

The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but Godlikeness: If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics. God’s life in us expresses itself as God’slife, not as human life trying to be godly. The secret of a Christian is that the supernatural is made natural in him by the grace of God, and the experience of this works out in the practical details of life, not in times of communion with God. When we come in contact with things that create a buzz, we find to our amazement that we have power to keep wonderfully poised in the centre of it all.

The measure of a born again believer is not what they DO, but WHO they represent! If we adapt Paul's attitude in Philippians 3:10 ... 

10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection

... then we WILL be representing HIM in the way that He most desires! People should look at us an be able to say "they have been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13)!  AMEN! Here is Hillsong UNITED with "Wonder":

Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shalom,

Today I want to share again from Andrew Womack's daily devotional:

THE RESURRECTION POWER

Matthew 22:23 "The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,"

The Greek word used here for resurrection means "a standing or rising up." The resurrection is a major theme of New Testament teaching. Out of the 13 sermons in the book of Acts, 11 stress or simply mention the resurrection.

Man consists of three parts - a spirit, a soul, and a body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The body is mortal while the spirit and soul are immortal. At death, man's body goes through the decomposition process and returns to its original elements.

At the resurrection, man's departed soul and spirit are called forth from either heaven or hell. The material elements of the body are raised up, reassembled, and united with the spirit and soul. Thus we have the complete personality of the individual reconstituted. Everyone will be resurrected - some to life, and some to damnation.

The hope of the believer is the resurrection unto life. The natural, earthly, terrestrial, corrupt, weak, mortal, vile body is said to be raised, changed and fashioned into a spiritual, heavenly, celestial, incorrupt, glorious, powerful, and immortal body. This is the completion of everything that has been purchased for us in Christ.


Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 that if there is no resurrection, then our faith is vain and we are yet in our sins. It is the resurrected life of Jesus that brings spiritual life into us and the resurrection of the body that brings physical regeneration, reconstituting us into the very image of God. The transformation from this physical condition to our glorified bodies will be a huge difference, but the power of God can accomplish it easily. If the Lord can work that miracle, then surely, He can heal our bodies and free us from other bondages.

When you realize that you are, first of all, a spirit being, who possesses a soul (mind, emotions and will) and lives (while on earth) in a mortal body, THEN the Word of God will begin to make so much sense to you! You will begin to see the world, and your life, through the eyes of ONE Who loves you MOST! AMEN! Let's stir up OUR love for HIM and get back to being about our Father's business! AMEN! Her is Hillsong with "Man Of Sorrows":


Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shalom,

I was really blessed again reading Hebrews 13:5-6:
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied {CONTENT} with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?

Notice that Paul said in verse 5 to be free from LOVE OF MONEY! Not free from money or things, but from the love of those! Why? Because 1 Timothy 6:10 tells us that the LOVE of money is the root cause of all evil! People can have a love of money whether they have a lot of money or not. When money (things, possessions) are MOST important to you, then your focus is off of the One, True God and you will NOT be likely to follow His Word or His ways! Instead, we are told in that when we seek FIRST OF ALL, God's Kingdom and HIS ways of doing and being right, then all of these THINGS will be added to us (Matthew 6:33)! God's ways are SO much better than the ways of the world! 

Also, notice that I crossed out the word 'satisfied' from verse 5. That is because the word is NOT satisfied, but content! "Content" is the Greek word "arkeo", which means: to be possessed of unfailing strength, to be strong, to suffice. Why? Because HE lives IN us and His GRACE is always enough! Enough for what? Enough to get to us everything we will ever need! 2 Corinthians 9 tells us that HE provides seed for the sower AND bread for eating! Philippians 4:19 tells us that HE will supply ALL of our needs, not according to the need, but according to HIS RICHES! He is, and always will be , MORE THAN ENOUGH for every situation! HALLELUJAH! And if that were not promise enough, He says above that HE will NEVER , IN ANY WAY leave us, let us down, fail us or forsake us! WE CAN COUNT ON HIM! AMEN! So let's be DOERS of verse 6! Let's take great comfort in the TRUTH that HE is our Helper at all times and that it doesn't do anyone, any good, to come against us! Why? Because then they come right up against the Living God, and that might not turn out too well for them, UNLESS they turn their hearts to HIM and ber born again! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Love So Great":



Shalom in Him!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Shalom,

I Love today's "Faith Food" by Kenneth E. Hagin!

His Workmanship

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10). 

We believers didn't make ourselves who and what we are - God did. So be careful about passing judgment on God's creation. 

Christians who think they are being humble, sometimes say, "I'm so unworthy." But God didn't make any unworthy new creations. I'm not unworthy, and you're not unworthy either. To say that you are unworthy is not humility - it is ignorance of the Word of God, and it gives place to the devil to dominate you. 

We are God's workmanship! When you belittle yourself, you are actually complaining about what God has done. You're belittling His workmanship. 

"Created in Christ Jesus," our scripture says. Quit looking at yourself from the natural standpoint. Look at yourself in Jesus. You'll look much better. You see, God the Father doesn't see you like anyone else sees you. He sees you in Christ! 

Confession: I am God's workmanship. He made me a new creation. He created me in Christ Jesus. I see myself as God sees me. I see myself in Christ. 
I want to especially draw attention to this statement: To say that you are unworthy is not humility - it is ignorance of the Word of God, and it gives place to the devil to dominate you. 

So many believers think that this type of statement is being humble, but it is actually extremely prideful! It is REALLY saying that, even though our Father said that what JESUS did for us was ENOUGH, this couldn't be true! It is REALLY saying that God is not being truthful when He tells us that WE are heirs of God and joint heirs with JESUS Himself! It is REALLY saying that WE know more than God does! Let's not be ones who call God a liar! We ARE who HE says we are! We HAVE what HE says we have! We can DO what HE says we can do! Let's just let God BE God! Agree with HIM, because He is NEVER wrong! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "I Am Who You Say I Am":


Shalom in Him!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Shalom,

We read Hebrews 11 today in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan! Verse 1 says this:

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

The Word of God tells us, in Romans 10:17, that faith comes by hearing the Word of God! As we study, meditate on and hear the Word of God, FAITH COMES! It is designed by Almighty God to work that way! Why? Because JESUS wants us FREE! He wants us to succeed, to prosper, to be in control rather than under someone else's control! He wants us to have a GOOD REPORT! Verse 2 says this:

For by faith the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.

Faith, that comes only by the Word of God, is the active force that causes what is real  in the supernatural realm to become real in the natural realm in which we presently live! Our God is a FAITH God and when we walk by faith, we look like HIM! THIS pleases God! Verse 6:

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

So make the Word of God your top priority and final authority and you will please God AND walk in the rewards of your diligence! Our God IS GOD, and He is GOOD! All the time! AMEN! Here is Don Moen with a great older song called "God is Good"!



Shalom in Him!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Shalom,

Today I want to share our Spoken Word Church website devotional! 
Satan is your real adversary. He is a fallen angel, dispelled from heaven by a righteous God. His methods are predictable. He incites the violent nature of men against you. He inflames the normal passions of man into perversion. He introduces thoughts that could ultimately destroy you.
He reacts to the spoken Word of God. He is easily demoralized with the weapons of praise. He flees when you resist him.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."(Ephesians 6:12)
One of the greatest keys to walking in the love of God which never fails is to recognize that people are never our enemies! Satan uses people who allow themselves to be used by him as weapons of hatred, bitterness, envy, jealousy, fear, guilt, worry and any other attack of darkness. GOD uses people as vessels of His LOVE, GRACE, MERCY, COMPASSION and BLESSING. Recognize the difference! When you do, then you will be able to use the weapons of our warfare to defeat the real enemy in every situation! We have the powerful weapons of praise, prayer, the Word of God, the Name of JESUS and the Blood of JESUS! Our weapons will ALWAYS defeat the works and workers of darkness when we use them by faith! Just remember that faith works (or is energized, as the Amplified Bible says) by LOVE! Choose to see every person as precious and valuable and worth the price that JESUS paid for each of us! Share the Gospel with them as a blessing and use the Word of God against the enemy, who has already rejected God and His Word! This is a higher place of protection, provision and safety that belongs to every born again believer who will operate in God's unfailing love! LOVE NEVER FAILS! Here is Hillsong with "Love So Great":


Shalom in Him!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Shalom,

Today I want to share Jerry Savelle's website devotional!

FACE THE PROBLEM!

My heart is severely pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” (Psalm 55:5-6 NKJV)

God doesn’t want you to run away from any situation in defeat. Victory is always His plan for you.

Running away from problems and troubles is always society’s mentality: “Oh, if I cold just leave this place. If I could just get in the car and go.” Looking for the easy way out of trouble and misery doesn’t work. Running from the problem that causes those feelings won’t do any good. If you avoid dealing with the issue now, it will be even more difficult to stand and face it later.

People often quit their job because of someone they work with, only to end up working with someone worse at their next place of employment. God wants you to learn to face your problems and overcome them by applying His Word. He wants you to learn to work with unpleasant co-workers by overcoming evil with good. When they blame you for something you didn’t do, bless them and help them.

Being a doer of the Word isn’t always easy, but it always works.

Although David wanted to fly away and be at rest, he changed his speech and declared a few lines later “As for me, I will call upon God, and the LORD shall save me” (Psalm 55:16 NKJV).
God doesn’t want you to leave any situation in defeat. If it is God’s time to move you on, He won’t use negative circumstances to lead you. Instead of running from the problem, overcome it. And then move on.


Confession: I choose to face the problems before me today. I will apply the Word of God to them, and I will overcome them. I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me.

AMEN! Stop running to a 'safe place' and start BEING the safe place for others to come to know JESUS! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Oceans: Where Feet May Fail":


Shalom in Him!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Shalom,

I think that today's "Sparkling Gems From The Greek - Volume 2" by Rick Renner is spot on!


In Days of Difficulty, We Have the Answer

Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea.  — Acts 11:29

I have no doubt in my mind that we are facing the most serious time in the history of mankind. Jesus warned of impending floods, earthquakes, and wars as we approach the end of the age. These calamities will become more and more frequent in the days ahead — but how we deal with them is up to us. We can respond in fear, or we can be prepared and rise up in faith to seize the hour for the spreading of the eternal Gospel.

There are numerous instances in Scripture where believers prepared themselves for difficult times after being forewarned. In Matthew 24:1-8, Jesus Himself warned the Early Church that trying circumstances lay ahead in their future, and instead of succumbing to worry and panic, these believers continued to believe and work and prosper. Another example is found in Acts 11:27-30, which tells of believers in Antioch who were warned by the Spirit of an impending famine and then began to set aside food and prepare for the coming crisis.

Notice that when these believers heard this warning from the Spirit, they were “determined” to take action. The Greek word for “determined” is horidzo, which means to be bound or to be obligated. In other words, these believers didn’t hoard their prosperity in times of need. Bound by a sense of covenant obligation as fellow believers, they determined to act. Working together in unity, the believers in Antioch prepared a relief offering to send to the church in Jerusalem so the money could be distributed to believers in need. The action of the Antioch congregation before a time of crisis made them God’s agents of provision and deliverance for others when the crisis actually occurred.

Today the Church’s response to crises is often fractured, disorganized, and negatively influenced by poor doctrine. In the face of an impending catastrophe, one camp’s strategy is to run and hide, whereas another will deny that the crisis even exists at all. Both of these strategies ultimately produce the same result: They prevent the Church from demonstrating God’s manifold wisdom to the world.

There’s no way to avoid the end-time prophecies outlined in the Bible — troubles will increase on the earth in the days ahead. However, these troubles are prime opportunities for those of us who know God and are called according to His purposes. By God’s power, we can walk in faith through every fiery trial and become sources of supernatural provision to meet the needs of those who are suffering, demonstrating His love, grace, and wisdom to those who don’t yet know His saving power in their lives.

Even if days of darkness lie in the future, these are not days to fear. Rather, they are opportunities for you to rise up as a man or woman of faith and do great things for the Kingdom of God. These are days for you to demonstrate that you are a member of the Church of Almighty God and that you will meet the needs of the lost and hurting. Just as God used the church of Antioch to meet the severe needs of believers in Jerusalem — this is your moment to shine! But in order to be God’s hand of deliverance and provision, you must plan and prepare. Are you praying about how to prepare so God can use you mightily in these last times?

When we see the things going on across the earth that we have in the last few years, and even more in the last year, we should be encourage and inspired to continue to go all out for God's plans and purposes for our lives. Remember, we are ONLY here as HIS ambassadors, sharing the Gospel, so that all of the whosoevers will have the opportunity to believe and receive! To be born again by the Spirit of Almighty God! To have Heaven as their home when they leave this earth! To be anointed with power from on high! To become members of God's own family, heirs of God, joint heirs with JESUS, and members of His body! Let's be more determined than ever before to about our Father's business! Here, to encourage you in this, is Hillsong UNITED with "GO":


Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Shalom,

Today I want to share Joseph Prince's "Grace Inspirations".


THAT DISEASE STOPS HERE!

Psalm 91:7  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

Your doctor or insurance agent may ask you, “Do you have a family history of cancer?” If you say, “Yes,” they will probably tell you that you might get some form of cancer too.

Now, if you are without God, you would probably agree with them and start worrying about your health. But you are not without God! In fact, His Word tells you, “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” Therefore, even if you have a family history of cancer, and your family members have died of cancer, you can have the confidence to declare that it will not come near you!

My mother had this attitude. After a thorough medical check-up, the doctor was surprised and told her that she did not have high blood pressure or heart disease, although these two conditions have plagued her father and siblings. You see, my mother had already firmly declared that no deadly, family-related disease would come near her.

Praise God for my mother’s trust in God’s Word because I am the generation after her! In fact, after my mother told me about the results of her check-up, I randomly opened my Bible only to read about Rahab the harlot who by faith “did not perish with those who did not believe” (Hebrews 11:31).

Beloved, God wants you to know that even though you are in this world, you are not of this world. You belong to Him and because He is on your side, “He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence” (Psalm 91:3).

Even when it comes to generational diseases, you can boldly declare, “That disease stops here!” because you have God and His Word. And when you believe God and His Word, you will see His promises come to pass for you—“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you”!

AMEN! Take up the authority that GOD has given to YOU! Now make the most of it (faith that works by LOVE!) and you will see more clearly than ever before!  Here is Hillsong with "Forever Reign"
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Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Shalom,

I really love today's "Faith Food" by Kenneth E. Hagin!

Purchased

"Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 AMP).

 I like the way I saw a missionary, who had returned from the field, minister to the sick. Ministering to one woman, he prayed first:

 "Father, this woman is Your child. She belongs to You. It's not right for the devil to dominate her. You laid her sickness and disease on Jesus, for it is written, '…Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses'" (Matthew 8:17).

Then the missionary talked to the devil:

"Satan, this woman's body is a temple of the Holy Ghost. It belongs to God, and you have no right to trespass on God's property. Remove yourself from God's property!"

Then he talked to the woman:

"Satan has oppressed your body with sickness, but God has made provision for your deliverance. Your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost, and you are commanded to glorify God in your body. Can God be glorified in your body by the devil dominating it? No. Therefore, stand against this sickness with me. We demand that Satan stop trespassing on God's property!" 


Confession: I will honor God and bring glory to Him in my body. 

AMEN! The life of faith takes diligence and discipline, but it is NOT hard or complicated! When you settle it in your own heart that God's Word is TRUTH (John 17:17), then you simply change your thinking to agree with God in every situation! YOU speak only what God says, and refuse to speak anything else! The example in the devotional above is exactly how to properly handle every situation that you face. Find out what God's Word says, then stand on it no matter what anyone else says. The Word works, when we work it! AMEN! Here is Hillsong UNITED with "Say The Word":


Shalom in Him!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Shalom,

Today's readings in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan really blend together! Look at Hebrews 5:11-14:
11 Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your [spiritual] hearing and sluggish [even slothful in achieving spiritual insight]12 For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food. 13 For everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action), for he is a mere infant [not able to talk yet]14 But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

Notice the underlined portions of these verses. These involve expectations of the growth that these believers SHOULD HAVE been experiencing! BUT, because they were NOT DOERS of the Word that they heard, that  Word did them no good! They needed to be putting the Word that they were learning into practice immediately so that the knowledge they obtained would have been built right into them and they would never have lost any of it! Now let's look at Isaiah 55:1-3:
Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with you, even the sure mercy (kindness, goodwill, and compassion) promised to David.

It is SO exciting that all that we will ever need has been provided for us by the death, burial and resurrection of JESUS of NAZARETH! All that He provided for us is available to us by His Word and by Holy Spirit Who is our Teacher! Don't walk into Heaven at the end of THIS life having left your 'plate' here filled with 'food' which you never ate! Be a faithful DOER of the Word of God and you will have KINGDOM of GOD results, right here and right now! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Your Word":


Shalom in Him!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Shalom,

Hebrews 4:12 says this:

12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

The Word of God is the top and final authority in THIS life, and in the next! Look at Psalm 138:2:

I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

The WORD of God is the SOURCE of the NAME of God! That is the context of that TRUTH! Put the Word of God in the top spot in your life and you will find yourself succeeding in everything that you put your hand to! AMEN! God is GOOD like that! Now let's look at Psalm 138:15-16:
15 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

JESUS knows where we are and what we have been doing! Never try to 'hide' from Him! He is waiting, so patiently, for each of us to draw ourselves closer to Him! When HE has the preeminence in our lives, ALL other things fall right into place! Thank You, JESUS, for welcoming us into YOUR presence! HALLELUJAH! Here is Hillsong with "For Your Name":


Shalom in Him!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Shalom,

I really like today's "Faith Food" by Kenneth E. Hagin!

Overcomer

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" (Revelation 12:11). 

Because Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), he will try to exercise authority over you in this life. He will try to dominate you. He will try to keep you from walking in your redemptive rights. 

But you can overcome the devil every time, no matter what the test. You can overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony! 

You simply have to know what the blood has bought for you: deliverance from the power (authority) of darkness (Satan), and translation (by virtue of the New Birth) into the kingdom of light. Then you have to add your testimony to that knowledge. 

Stand your ground. Confess what the blood of the Lamb has wrought. Thank God, there is power in the blood! But the power in the blood won't just work automatically - you have to add your testimony to it. 

Confession: I am an overcomer. I overcome the devil in every confrontation; he never overcomes me. I overcome him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of my testimony. 
AMEN!!! No matter what the situation or circumstance, the Spirit of Almighty God, living IN you, will have the answer to every question that you will ever face! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Desert Song":


Shalom in Him!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Shalom

I have always loved the Psalms, especially the Psalms of David, where he calls out to God with his situations, and then speaks the Word over himself with the answers that are provided by their Covenant together! David encouraged HIMSELF in the Lord by bringing to his remembrance, and speaking out loud, what the Lord had done for him previously. Let's look at Psalm 68:3-5:
But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice! Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him! A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.

Our God IS GOD! The One and ONLY! Now look at what else David had to say about His (and OUR) God! Verses 17-19:
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands. The Lord is among them as He was in Sinai, [so also] in the Holy Place (the sanctuary in Jerusalem). 18 You have ascended on high. You have led away captive a train of vanquished foes; You have received gifts of men, yes, of the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell there with them. 19 Blessed be the Lord, Who bears our burdens and carries us day by day, even the God Who is our salvation!   Selah[pause, and calmly think of that]!

Our GOD bears our burdens! Even under the Old Covenant He did, WHEN they trusted in HIM! And then David said THIS in verses 32-35:
32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praises to the Lord! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 33 [Sing praises] to Him Who rides upon the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, He sends forth His voice, His mighty voice. 34 Ascribe power and strength to God; His majesty is over Israel, and His strength and might are in the skies. 35 O God, awe-inspiring, profoundly impressive, and terrible are You out of Your holy places; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and fullness of might to His people. Blessed be God!

So let's spend more time in intimate fellowship with our Mighty God so that we can, with all boldness, sing and praise Him like this! He sits enthroned on our praises! He inhabits them! The mightiest prayer that we can pray is the prayer of Praise, Thanksgiving and Worship! Let's get after it! Now, more than ever before! AMEN! And then, just for my mighty sisters, verse 11:

11 The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host.

AMEN! You have your place, ladies, in the kingdom of God! Don't argue with anyone who believes otherwise. Simply get yourself into a church where the Pastor supports you and your ministry and step on up into it! You were made to SHINE and to THRIVE! So, GO! Here is Hillsong with one of my favorite songs concerning these thing! "GO"!



Shalom in Him!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Shalom,

We begin reading in Hebrews today in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan. I love studying out of the Amplified Bible and Hebrews 1:1-4 is one of the reasons why!
In many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets, [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high, [Taking a place and rank by which] He Himself became as much superior to angels as the glorious Name (title) which He has inherited is different from and more excellent than theirs.

AMEN and AMEN! Our God IS GOD, the One and ONLY! But these verses show us that our SAVIOUR is above all others! He has been given the NAME that is above every other name, and to which every knee will eventually bow down! He has been exalted and appointed Heir of God and the lawful Owner of ALL things! He created everything that has ever been created, and He bought US back and made us His own! I think that everyone should stop right here and praise HIM with your whole heart and your entire being! Because He IS, we are FREE! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "I Will Exalt You":


Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Shalom,

In Mark 16:15-18 today, we see this admonition from JESUS to His disciples:
15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. 16 He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. 17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; 18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.

We also see what results they had when they went about in obedience to JESUS! Verse 20:

20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it).

What we see is that when we do what JESUS did, then we give Him something to work with to show that HIS BODY is still active upon the earth! We ARE the Body of Christ the Messiah! I found that today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers for today goes right along with this. 

The Missionary Watching

Watch with Me. — Matthew 26:40

“Watch with Me” — with no private point of view of your own at all, but watch entirely with Me. In the early stages we do not watch with Jesus, we watch for Him. We do not watch with Him through the revelation of the Bible; in the circumstances of our lives. Our Lord is trying to introduce us to identification with Himself in a particular Gethsemane, and we will not go; we say — “No, Lord, I cannot see the meaning of this, it is bitter.” How can we possibly watch with Someone Who is inscrutable? How are we going to understand Jesus sufficiently to watch with Him in His Gethsemane, when we do not know even what His suffering is for? We do not know how to watch with Him; we are only used to the idea of Jesus watching with us.

The disciples loved Jesus Christ to the limit of their natural capacity, but they did not understand what He was after. In the Garden of Gethsemane they slept for their own sorrow, and at the end of three years of the closest intimacy they “all forsook Him and fled.”

“They were all filled with the Holy Ghost” — the same “they,” but something wonderful has happened in between, viz., Our Lord’s Death and Resurrection and Ascension, and the disciples have been invaded by the Holy Spirit. Our Lord had said — “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you,” and this meant that they learned to watch with Him all the rest of their lives.

AMEN! They had received power from on high when they received the Infilling of Holy Spirit! After that, they became as new people! Yet, they still had to press in to know more of JESUS! As YOU continue ti show yourself a student of the Word of God, relying on Holy Spirit as your Teacher, you, too, will be able to operate in that power and Anointing! HE will confirm the Word that YOU speak with signs, wonders and miracles also! Continuing HIS work on the earth, drawing all people unto Himself! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "No Reason To Hide":



Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Shalom,

I want to continue today with Kenneth E. Hagin's "Health Food", which also speaks about faith! The faith to receive healing!

How To Enjoy the Reality of God's Word

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
It took faith for you to become a child of God. By grace you were saved through faith. And the children of God own all that Christ has wrought for them. They own it all! 

Now can you understand why Peter said, "...by whose stripes ye were healed"? As far as God is concerned, healing is already yours. You can be certain that if you accept First Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:3-5, healing is bound to be manifested in your body. 

It's been a while since we've looked at Isaiah 53. Let's look at that passage again. 

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.  (Isaiah 53:3-5)
You may read verse 5 and say, "Yes, but it doesn't seem real to me." How is the reality of salvation affected or manifested in your life? By acting on it. All you need to do is meditate and act on the Word. 

Confession: 
As I act on the Word - as I simply do what the Word says - it becomes a reality in my life. Healing becomes a reality in my life when I act on the words, "by his stripes, we were healed."

AMEN! DARE to believe the Word of God as TRUTH! It is! (John 17:17) DARE to appropriate ALL that HE has said belongs to YOU as a born again child of the Most High God! AMEN! No one can do it FOR you! You must get into the Word of  God for yourself! You must meditate on that Word until it just explodes on the inside of you and NOTHING and NO ONE will ever be able to strip that faith and confidence from you! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "You Are Life":



Shalom in Him!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Shalom,

I have never been more shocked in my life as a born again, Spirit-filled believer than I have been recently to realize how completely ignorant many believers are of the simple, basic Truths revealed in the Word of God! With the availability of good, sound teaching on the basics of faith and grace under our new and better Covenant, there is no excuse for born again believers to still condemn another believer to hell for making a mistake! So, like Peter, I think it not a hard thing to go back over the basics of faith! Here, to do that better than almost any other teacher, is Kenneth E. Hagin with tomorrow's "Faith Food"!

The Word

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). 

"I just don't have any faith," some Christians say. "I've prayed and fasted for faith, but I just don't have any." 

Asking for faith will never produce faith. Why not? Because faith doesn't come by asking; faith comes by hearing. By hearing what? The Word of God! 

Having to encourage Christians to have faith means that the Word of God has lost its reality in their lives. None of the New Testament Epistles encourage believers to have faith. 

Why not? Because the Epistles were written to the Church. And its individual members are actually born into the family of God. Believers have received the Holy Spirit as their Teacher, Guide, and Comforter. And the measure of their faith will be the measure of their knowledge of the Father - and their knowledge of their privileges. 

Simply study the Bible and get acquainted with your Heavenly Father. Walk in the closest possible fellowship with Him. Become familiar with your privileges as His child. 

As you become one with the Word, and the Word becomes one with you, you will become mighty in faith. 

Confession: As I study the Word of God, I am becoming one with it. I am feeding upon it; I am hearing it; and faith is coming to me. 
Make studying the Word of God your #1 priority and you will refuse to be ignorant of what HE has provided for you! Here is Hillsong with "Say The Word":


Shalom in Him!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Shalom,

I think that we can all learn from David's example when he faced hard times! Psalm 63:1-8:

Psalm 63

A Psalm of David; when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches. For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

Notice three important things about the message in these verses. First: David identifies the God of all the universe as HIS God and praises Him as such. Second: David makes the presence of the Lord his deepest desire, hungering, thirsting and longing for fellowship with HIM! Third: David does something about this by thinking, meditating and pressing into God's presence, even during the night hours! How much do YOU desire the presence of the Lord? Is HE your #1 priority in all that you do? Paul said, in Philippians 3:10 AMP that he made it his 'determined purpose' to know the Lord. How determined are YOU to truly KNOW Him? We will never know HIM like that unless we make that our own 'determined purpose', being willing to pay any price to KNOW HIM! AMEN! Here is
Hillsong with an older song called "Like Incense - Sometimes By Step":



Shalom in Him!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Shalom,

Today, on this 1st day of September, I want to share a very important TRUTH via Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost For His Highest"!

Destiny Of Holiness

Ye shall be holy; for I am holy. — 1 Peter 1:16 (R.V.)

Continually restate to yourself what the purpose of your life is. The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness. Nowadays we have far too many affinities, we are dissipated with them; right, good, noble affinities which will yet have their fulfilment, but in the meantime God has to atrophy them. The one thing that matters is whether a man will accept the God Who will make him holy. At all costs a man must be rightly related to God.

Do I believe I need to be holy? Do I believe God can come into me and make me holy? If by your preaching you convince me that I am unholy, I resent your preaching. The preaching of the gospel awakens an intense resentment because it must reveal that I am unholy; but it also awakens an intense craving. God has one destined end for mankind, viz., holiness. His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men; He did not come to save men out of pity: He came to save men because He had created them to be holy. The Atonement means that God can put me back into perfect union with Himself, without a shadow between, through the Death of Jesus Christ.


Never tolerate through sympathy with yourself or with others any practice that is not in keeping with a holy God. Holiness means unsullied walking with the feet, unsullied talking with the tongue, unsullied thinking with the mind — every detail of the life under the scrutiny of God. Holiness is not only what God gives me, but what I manifest that God has given me.

I LOVE this! God did NOT send JESUS to the cross because He felt bad about our condition! He sent JESUS to the cross so that mankind could be restored back to fellowship with HIM! Remember that Adam walked WITH Adam and Eve, but HE was not IN them! The New Birth makes us HOLY, which means: separated FROM the world, and separated UNTO GOD! SO, God's entire purpose for making us able to be holy is so that WE could have intimate fellowship with HIM! AMEN! Pursue that fellowship with HIM as though nothing else matters! THEN you will find out who you truly are! IN HIM! Here is
Hillsong with "You Are Holy":


Shalom in Him!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Shalom,

I really love the message in today's "Grace Inspirations" by Joseph Prince

GOD OF THE SMALL THINGS TOO

John 21:9, 12 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread… Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.”

Like many parents, Wendy and I pray for our daughter Jessica every night before she sleeps. When Jessica was two years old, we decided to pray that her diapers would not overflow during the night. Her diapers not overflowing might be a small thing, but we knew that it would give our little girl a comfortable sleep every night. And after we started praying for this, we noticed that her diapers did not overflow.

That incident made me realize that our God is not just interested in the big things that affect us. He bothers and cares about the minor things that affect us too. There is nothing too insignificant for Him. So don’t be like some religious people who have this idea that God only wants us to bring the big issues to Him, and that He doesn’t want us to bother Him with small issues.

Nothing could be further from the truth. God cares about everything that you experience, from the small ulcer in your mouth to your concerns about the world’s economy. Even when you tell Him about the inconvenience that might arise if the bus is late, He takes note of that too. In fact, when you come to Him often about anything and everything in your daily life, you compliment Him because you are telling Him that He is your Daddy God who watches over you.

Jesus represented the Father’s heart and will when He was on earth (see John 5:19). He cared when His disciples were out at sea the whole night, cold and shivering. He cared when they caught nothing that night (see John 21:3). He cared that they would not have fish to sell. So He gave them a huge catch early the next morning (see John 21:5–6). He knew that they were cold and hungry, so He prepared breakfast for them, served over a fire of coals to keep them warm.

Jesus showed us that God is our loving heavenly Father who cares about the big and small things that happen every day in our lives. Nothing escapes God’s eyes because He loves you!

AMEN! Never allow the enemy to steal that very vital TRUTH from you! GOD LOVES YOU! His love is all-encompassing, never-ending, never-failing! He loved you before you were ever born and His plans and purposes for you are beyond your imagination! Trust Him with all that you are and you will begin to see His love as it plays out in every aspect of your life! AMEN! Here is Hillsong UNITED with "Love is Relentless":


Shalom in Him!