Friday, October 26, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
If Jesus, being the son of God, was fully reliant upon his anointing from the Holy Spirit, then we should realize through Jesus his behavior our desperate need for the Holy Spirit‘s presence to be upon us
We must be armed, fully clothed, with the Holy Spirit to have our lives being naturally supernatural...
Many people find temporary happiness in things or relationships… But is soon as the initial High wears off it’s onto the next thing...
13. Colossians 2:12 - God’s power raised Jesus from the dead
“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2:12
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The other day I was expecting someone to come to my house to do a repair for me.
Apparently he had been knocking for quite some time…But because the timeframe was earlier than the allotted window I was given, I was not expecting him quite so early.
I thought about that for a moment, doesn’t everything bring to mind something that God would want us to know?…
How many of us get so busy in our day-to-day routines that we don’t stop and listen to God knocking on the door of our hearts?
We can only see what’s right in front of us, but God can see the whole road ahead..he sees every curve, mountain, overpass, detour, and roadblock .
he will give us all things pertaining to life and godliness!
We should start expecting to overcome every challenge today and to be ready when God knocks on our doors with the answers we been seeking… Spend time in his presence seeking him every day.. do not miss an opportunity to be with God... be ready when he starts knocking on your door. Live every day of your life filled with the anticipation that God wants to bless you far above and beyond your wildest dreams...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Exodus 15:23-25 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Now when they( The Israelites) came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter..Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a TREE . When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He TESTED them.
There are so many wonderful stories about the way the Lord took care of the Israelites when they were wandering in the wilderness on the way to the promised land… Over and over again, situations arose that were scary, terrifying, and life-threatening for these people. “But God always goes ahead of us, He has a plan in place and He always rescues us...He shows up when we cry out to him… When we fully trust him. When Moses cried out to God, God provided…MIRACLES HAPPENED!
God always makes a way ... The people were parched, dehydrated, and in dire need of freshwater..
God already knew that the water would be bitter..God already anticipated the need. Do you think that God was shocked or surprised that the water was bitter and unfit to drink? .. What is interesting to me, if you think about this being a desert, HOW AND WHY WAS A TREE GROWING IN THE DRY WASTELAND.?
God knew that the waters would be bitter and unsuitable to drink… But notice that there was a TREE.. Yes...A tree was somehow growing in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the dry, parched, wasteland.. God had already provided that tree… And God has already provided the tree we all need today, (JESUS ON THE CROSS, NAILED TO A TREE!)
Of course God could’ve already made that stream to be freshwater before they even approached it.
But God wants us to cry out to him in times of trouble, a fresh stream would have been expected and God would not have gotten the glory.., God wants to show us that his hand can rescue us and God wants us to take a leap of faith and to trust him and sometimes that requires action on our part… Imagine Moses’s thinking... a tree branch thrown into this water will make the whole stream fresh…? In the natural it seemed ridiculous but the illogical is what causes us to stretch our faith and faith is not always logical ..that’s why it’s called faith. Faith is always in what we cannot see! It also required faith in action, it required Moses to believe that by throwing the tree into the water, that the water would be made new and fresh… It was a process of trusting God at his word!
When we cry out to the Lord in the midst of our circumstances we can remember that he has already sent his son to die on a TREE… This tree, THE CROSS, was already there before we would ever need anything… God has already anticipated every need we have and it’s already been taken care of on that tree… When we throw the tree into our circumstances the bitterness becomes sweet… This tree would also provide well needed shade and a place to rest for these weary people…
This tree that was somehow rooted and grown in the middle of the desert was there for a time such as this..: it was there at the exact time and place that these people needed rest, shade, and freshwater to drink… God had made a way for them long before the Israelites would ever trek across the desert.
The very last line of the scripture above says that place in the desert is where God tested them… God is testing us in our times of trouble... do we run to the phone, do we worry, do we call everyone to complain, do we get angry, bitter, anxious, and fearful or do we go to the TREE and trust JESUS and trust that God has already made a way for us through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross? Have we immediately cried out to the Lord in our times of trouble knowing that he hears us and that he will surely take care of us?
1 John 5:14-1(NIV)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he HEARS us. And if we know that he HEARS us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
What is your bitter water…? What is your need today…? Throw the tree into your situation, throw in the cross on which Jesus died and has paid the price for whatever you need.
By faith trust your need is no match for Jesus… Do what Moses did and in times of trouble and uncertainty, immediately call on the Lord your God who is mighty and powerful to save… He will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in heaven… He gives us all things we need pertaining to life and godliness… He has already made a way, he’s eager to bless… He just wants to hear from us, he wants us to call on him in faith and to fully rely on him in every area of our lives…
Remember no matter what you need, God has provided a tree… He provided his one and only son Jesus Christ… Jesus has come to make your bitter waters sweet....
The Covenant that was made on that cross..THE TREE, is irrevocable!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8
'The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf...Deuteronomy 1:30
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psa 139:5 (NLT)
For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Is 52:12
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. Isa 45:2
To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;Psa 136:16
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
God wants us to live a balanced life… For many of us that seems like something very hard to accomplish and achieve. It seems as though many of us are juggling so many balls in the air at the same time and wearing too many hats.. It is hard to find time to just relax, rest and be in the presence of God. Yet it is only in that place, the quiet place, where we can sit, rest, and focus on the One who has the ability to restore us, to energize us… order our steps, and redeem the time.. will we be restored.
Is your life balanced?
They have made me a keeper of vineyards but my own vineyard I have not kept.
What are the areas in your life that have been let go, that have been unkept, because you are too busy taking care of everyone and everything else? Are you always on the go and constantly working— never taking time for yourself, never spending enough time just resting in the presence of the Lord?
The enemy comes to ware out the Saints… If he can distract us with the constant issues of life, we can get off track, exhausted, worn out… and then it’s hard to hear from God… It’s hard to be used of God. We must seek time with the Lord so that He can minister to us...so that we can be filled up, refreshed, energized and equipped and able to minister to others.
God wants us to enjoy life and not to constantly feel exhausted and overwhelmed ..that is not God’s intention. Living a balanced life will bring peace, joy, rest, and abundant health.
The person speaking in the above scripture in song of Solomon was good at taking care of everyone else— but at what expense? Does it sound familiar that the overwhelming task of taking care of family, friends, and the constant to-do list at work and at home would bring us to a place of exhaustion where we are incapable of fulfilling our purpose in Christ?
He was surely neglecting to take care of himself. Are you feeling like that today? Are you running yourself ragged and not taking any time for yourself to just sit and be with the Lord? The enemie’s plans are to eventually burn you out. We must decide to seek God first each and every day and to begin investing in ourselves… Time with Jesus! When we put Him first, He will redeem the time and give us an anointing to do all the other things on our to-do lists with ease… Remember Jesus died for our yoke to be easy and our burdens to be light..
But when we don’t take time to hand our burdens off to the Lord, how can he make light of them?
Each of us must make a decision to begin investing in ourselves so that we are fully refreshed and ready to invest and minister to others around us… We must trust the Lord to rejuvenate us and refresh us emotionally, spiritually, and physically.… When we do this we will begin to affect others positively because we will have balance in our lives. We will begin to have a new joy because that time with the Lord will strengthen us.
We must remember that apart from God we can do nothing ..but we can certainly do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Phil 4:13
When we seek him with our whole hearts we will certainly find him...Jer 29:13
The Bible says in Psalm 84:11
that the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing will he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
This is an awesome promise that God wants to pour out his abundant blessings on us .. he has abundant victory and favor ready for us...and when we seek him first, he will surely give it to us! Then, we will be fortified and ready for all that the day will bring us. We must live favor minded… And we must live with expectancy, expect to hear from God, expect him to bless you, expect him to order your steps, expect him to highly favor you, expect him to give you rest, expect him to restore you, and bless you. When we stay in the word and stay in the presence of God, the more favor we will begin to see.
Begin to declare God‘s peace and victory over your life, spend time with Him, seek him, know him, and know his Word...then let God order your steps as you walk in the spirit, refreshed, and ready for all that God has in store for you.
And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation.
Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
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Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord. Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, his ears are open to their cries for help. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil, he will erase their memory from the earth. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues
Them from all their troubles. The Lord is so close to the brokenhearted, he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles but the Lord comes to rescue each time.
I love this scripture about how God will hear us,he will rescue us in times of trouble… We need to stand strong during times of adversity. We need to put on the full armor, and fight the good fight of faith!
Put on the full armor of God, so that WHEN the day of evil comes, you’ll be able to stand your ground!
My friends it’s not an “if” trouble comes ..but when..
We live in a fallen world, we all face challenges every day we live in difficult times. God doesn’t send us these storms, but it’s in these times of difficulty that we can grow in the absolute assurance of the faithfulness of the Lord.. and through tribulation... we lean in, we press into the heart of God. We become so much stronger in our walk with God. When trouble comes… We must take these opportunities to allow God’s living word to come alive in our lives… Speaking God’s words over our circumstance can see us through to victory!
We won’t get anywhere by running from everything that’s hard in our lives, we also can’t expect God to deliver us all immediately from everything that is difficult or painful. God uses these challenges in our lives to stretch our faith, to enlarge our vision, and to keep us focused on him and fully relying on him…
Apart from him we can do nothing. Sometimes it takes our weakest moments in life to fully realize that!
Many people are status quo in their walks with God until adversity hits their lives… Do you remain faithful to the Lord in your times of trouble and adversity? Or do you blame God ? We must make our minds up to serve God no matter what comes against us… We must trust him at all times, we must lean not on our own understanding, we must be anxious for nothing, we must fight the good fight of faith and remember that God does not
waste anything that we go through in life. God promises to use all things for good… All things… Not some... but all…
We are continually growing, we are continually maturing, and we are continually being prepared for promotion. We all have a purpose to be used as God’s ambassadors here on earth.
How can we feel compassion towards others if we have not felt the compassion of the Lord in our difficult times? How can we testify to the goodness of the Lord and how he is close to the brokenhearted and how he saves those who are crushed in spirit, if in fact we’ve never been crushed in spirit?
God is no respecter of persons..
What he does for one,he can do for any one of us… That’s why your testimony means so much. We are to testify as to the goodness of God, his mercy, his grace, his love, his tenderness, his deliverance, his favor, his guidance… We can all be living examples of how God can transform a life… Nothing is ever wasted… Nothing!
In due season, in God’s appointed time, he will promote you, rescue you, take you to new levels of victory, and you will get to live the peaceful, joyous life that he has promised you… Keep declaring these words, keep believing for God‘s best for your life and the lives of your loved ones… No matter what it looks like, God‘s word is true… God always watches over his word to perform it.
As like it says in the above scripture... God does watch over us ,God does listen, God does hear our cries, and God does help and he rescues us… But if you don’t know that he will do these things by reading and knowing the word, then how do you know what to declare..?
Know and understand for yourself the truth of Gods word!
Gods words bring life and victory!!!!
Lift up your spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Let me hear you say, “I will give you victory!”
1 Cor 10-13 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Trials and Temptations
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Go get what’s yours… Go get what God has promised you and don’t let anything stop you!
It had been 40 years of roaming the wilderness… What was to be an 11 day trip was now 40 years in the making… Generations of Israelites came and went… But the whole time God met their needs with provision… Food fell from the sky… They witnessed the absolute brilliance of a sea part as they walked on its dry ocean floor while watching the enemies chasing them being swallowed by walls of water behind them.
After all of these miracles… When they got to the walls of promised land.. they deemed the Giants inside to be too big for our God to handle.....All except Joshua and Caleb.... they saw how big their God was!
Numbers 13:30-33 The Message (MSG)
30 Caleb interrupted, called for silence before Moses and said, “Let’s go up and take the land—now. We can do it.”
31-33 But the others said, “We can’t attack those people; they’re way stronger than we are.” They spread scary rumors among the People of Israel. They said, “We scouted out the land from one end to the other—it’s a land that swallows people whole. Everybody we saw was huge. Why, we even saw the Nephilim giants (the Anak giants come from the Nephilim). Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us as if we were grasshoppers.”
The Israelites were told for years and years of a great inheritance that God had promised to them...
Can you imagine finally walking up to the border of this great and mighty promised land and looking over at it? Can you imagine finally laying eyes on the great provision, the beautiful homes, gorgeous bountiful trees, beautiful flowing streams, amazing ,wonderful provision of God?
Of all the spies sent out to survey the land , it was only Joshua and Caleb who declared, “let’s go up and take it!”
But just when you’re about to open the door to your victory, just when you’re about to enter into your breakthrough, just when you’re about to step a foot across the threshold into your promised land… The voices will most assuredly come..! The army of opposition brought forth by the enemy will try to thwart God’s plans in your life...!
“YOU CAN’T DO THAT!”...The negative on-slot of the enemies darts show up declaring that you’re too small, two weak, that the Giants on the other side are way too big… That you better turn back… That your situation is undoubtedly impossible!
MY FRIENDS..... GOD ALREADY KNEW ABOUT THE GIANTS IN THE LAND...
There is nothing that he doesn’t already know about...Do you think God would do all of the things he did to lead them to this land of inheritance just to let the whole plan fail in defeat because God would be surprised and shocked that there were giants in the land..?
GOD KNOWS WHAT HE ‘S DOING!
He wants to see your faith... he wants you to declare victory with your mouth, he wants you to see the victory through the eyes of God! He wants you to be strong and courageous and know that the God who promised this land to you is faithful. He will give us the land and release the inheritance to us when we stand strong knowing that when God is for us who can dare be against us and when he has told us something is ours… THEN IT IS OURS.... TAKE IT!! We must go in full armor and take what God has said we could have!!
GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE.. DON’T BE AFRAID OF THEM.. Numbers 14:12
Do you think after all the years of God’s promises that they would enter into the promised land that God was now going to say, “oh .. I am so sorry I didn’t know about those big Giants … I guess you better give up and turn back...?” God does not make mistakes and his plans do not fail … But it is up to us how many years we want to spend in the wilderness for whatever reasons... deeming our Giants to be bigger than our God.
God left the giants in the land of inheritance to assure that only the people of strong faith in him would possess it… God’s promises are awaiting you.. his provision is right in front of you.. it’s ours for the taking… It’s time for breakthrough, it’s time to bind any spirit of fear and disqualification... it’s time to face the Giants and go get our inheritance, it’s time to go get back everything the enemy has stolen from us...it’s time to reach our promised land!!!
When we are about to enter in ...yes, there will be giants that will try to rise up in attempt to keep us from the great and mighty promises of God for our lives. Fear will come in like a thief in the night and there will be those convincing voices telling us to turn around… But this is the time we stand up with the word of God and declare that God‘s promises for our lives will be fulfilled and we will not back down!!!
We are to be strong and very courageous God is faithful and he watches over his word to perform it!
We are so much greater with who is in us,( God) then who is in the world…(the enemy)... If God is for us who can dare be against us? What giant in the land can come up against our amazing ,powerful, wonderful loving God..?
Let’s go up and take the land now!
Do it afraid!!!
GOD always goes before us and makes the crooked places straight... The battle is a spiritual one… We are not dealing with man but principalities and wickedness and rulers in high places… But we have dominion over them because of Jesus… We are Over-comers through the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony… And there’s no demon in hell or giant in the land that can overcome the authority we have in Jesus!!! JESUS!!!!
It’s already yours, the promises of God still stand… The words of provision ,blessing, divine health, are all awaiting us in the promised land… Declare victory declare that the blood of Jesus stands and because of that we have the power to overcome and annihilate any giant that tries to stand in our way!!!
It’s always amazing to me that these Israelites had seen miracle after miracle... they were fed manna from the sky.. they crossed a sea on dry land and yet...
they still had a hard time trusting the hand of God to protect them, guide them ,and lead them into their full inheritance....
are you trusting God for all that he has for you..? Are you looking at JESUS... or at your giant..?
"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
"I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.
and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O LORD, are in the midst of this people, for You, O LORD, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.
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