Saturday, December 26, 2015

Take Authority by Nina Keegan


We can renew our minds  daily to be like Christ, to believe Him! 
Who's word do we believe? This must be continually asked so we can immediately take every thought captive! We get to choose daily what we will accept or deny.. 

God's power to heal, bless, restore, and provide is not changed or diminished by our circumstances.. When faced with a need that has already been paid for on the cross; we have an immediate choice to make..
Whose Word will we believe.. The enemies or Gods..? 

Do not utter words of defeat but let every word that comes from your mouth be The written Word of God..

Faith comes by hearing  and hearing by the the Word of God! 

We are victorious in Him !!

We have complete dominion over the enemy.. We have the mind of Christ.. We can tap into this gift and through the knowledge of the Word and knowing how to use it as our supernatural offensive weapon 
We can defeat the enemy and forbid him to trespass on our lives.

Take authority!! Learn the Word for yourself, ready your feet for battle and fight the good fight of faith! We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength! 

God bless you all

Mark 11:22-24 
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Proverbs 18:21 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Matthew 21:22 
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

2 Corinthians 4:13
Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

Isaiah 55:11 
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

2 Corinthians 4:18 
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Matthew 12:34-36 
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Are You Stuck In A Rut? By Nina Keegan


This morning the Lord was giving me a nudge to read Proverbs. He specifically said 16, so as I began reading I realized what seems to be on God's mind concerning his people today.
 It says in 16:1 that we can make our own plans but it's the Lord that gives us the right answer
2 people may be pure in their own eyes but the Lord examines their motives... That's where I came to the wow moment..

Do we really ever take our motives into consideration for why we do things,why we seek things, why we want certain things, what really drives us? What's really behind it all? 

We may think that we are doing the right things for the Lord,  that we are pure hearted before Him, but what are our real motives?
People can rationalize anything if they have no standards for judging right from wrong, we can always try to prove that we are right and argue our point of view, but before putting any action into place we must ask ourselves three very important questions:

1. Is this plan in keeping with God's truth?
2. Will my plan work out under real life conditions?
3. Is my attitude concerning my plan pleasing to God?

Proverbs 16:3 goes on to say that we must commit our actions and plans to the Lord and then they will succeed. We
can lay the groundwork, we can come up with a good plan and if it is in harmony with God's will, and if we have sought FIRST, God's wise counsel,  if we have asked for His wisdom concerning our circumstance, then yes our plans will indeed succeed!


Gods Word cannot fail and He cannot go back on His Word! 

Stand on His Word, Gods written Word on how to succeed!! It is tried and true and will not return void! 

There are different ways that we can fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord, some people commit halfheartedly or superficially, they say that the project is being done for the Lord,  but in reality they are simply doing it for themselves or the benefit of self gratification. Others give God just temporary Control of their interests then they tend to take it back the moment things get rough or the moment it doesn't go exactly how they expected it to. They jump ship and blame God.. When just maybe, the timing was not quite right.. How many people throw in the towel just a bit too soon and miss the blessing?...

WE NEED TO STICK TO IT" STAY THE COURSE.. Do not veer.. Or stray.. That's when the going gets tough! There's always PEACE ON GODS PATH! 
Again seek God first and daily, ask Him to put you in His plan and surrender the day and all it's tasks to Him! 

Then,  there are those who have a brilliant idea but put forth no effort of their own whatsoever and expect God to do it all. 
God is not a fairy godmother with a magic wand, He expects us to lean on him but He also expects us to step out in faith and to let the hand of God guide us through as we trust Him each step of the way.

We must find the balance,  step out and do it afraid because once again we will succeed if we have committed it to the Lord!

We can trust God as if everything depended on him while simultaneously working as if everything depended on us. DO ALL YOU CAN AND GOD DOES ALL YOU CANNOT!

to summarize,
 proverbs 16:9
We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps!

proverbs 16:33
33 we may throw the dice but the Lord determines how they fall.

I encourage you all to read proverb16..go live on purpose For God! 
God bless you

Proverbs16 New Living Translation (NLT)

16 We can make our own plans,
    but the Lord gives the right answer.
2 People may be pure in their own eyes,
    but the Lord examines their motives.
3 Commit your actions to the Lord,
    and your plans will succeed.
4 The Lord has made everything for his own purposes,
    even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The Lord detests the proud;
    they will surely be punished.
6 Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin.
    By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.
7 When people’s lives please the Lord,
    even their enemies are at peace with them.
8 Better to have little, with godliness,
    than to be rich and dishonest.
9 We can make our plans,
    but the Lord determines our steps.
10 The king speaks with divine wisdom;
    he must never judge unfairly.
11 The Lord demands accurate scales and balances;
    he sets the standards for fairness.
12 A king detests wrongdoing,
    for his rule is built on justice.
13 The king is pleased with words from righteous lips;
    he loves those who speak honestly.
14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat;
    the wise will try to appease it.
15 When the king smiles, there is life;
    his favor refreshes like a spring rain.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    and good judgment than silver!
17 The path of the virtuous leads away from evil;
    whoever follows that path is safe.
18 Pride goes before destruction,
    and haughtiness before a fall.
19 Better to live humbly with the poor
    than to share plunder with the proud.
20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper;
    those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
21 The wise are known for their understanding,
    and pleasant words are persuasive.
22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it,
    but discipline is wasted on fools.
23 From a wise mind comes wise speech;
    the words of the wise are persuasive.
24 Kind words are like honey—
    sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
25 There is a path before each person that seems right,
    but it ends in death.
26 It is good for workers to have an appetite;
    an empty stomach drives them on.
27 Scoundrels create trouble;
    their words are a destructive blaze.
28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife;
    gossip separates the best of friends.
29 Violent people mislead their companions,
    leading them down a harmful path.
30 With narrowed eyes, people plot evil;
    with a smirk, they plan their mischief.
31 Gray hair is a crown of glory;
    it is gained by living a godly life.
32 Better to be patient than powerful;
    better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
33 we may throw the dice but the Lord determines how they fall.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bold As A Lion by Nina Keegan

Step out and do it afraid...WHAT IS GOD STIRRING IN YOUR HEART..? Have no fear, God will not ask you to do something that He has not already equipped you to do, even if you do not recognize those qualifications in yourself just yet, rest assured with God as your constant supply source you will always be well able to do all He asks and accomplish the tasks He anoints you to do. 
 Know that He will take care of all the seemingly impossible details of your God given mission. No matter what it looks like.. It's not too hard for God! 
God is simply asking for your Faith in Him.. blind faith, because faith is in what we cannot see. TRUST GOD! Take Him by his hand, let him lead you and guide you into your future, into your divine purpose in him. Be bold! What have you been putting off?  Are you deeming yourself unworthy or unqualified?  David was a mere shepherd boy that became a great King.. HE WAS BOLD AND PUT HIS GOD UP AGAINST THE BIGGEST GIANT IN THE LAND AND TOGETHER THEY DEFEATED HIM!
 God can do what men cannot and He can supernaturally open doors that you are to walk straight through with uncompromising faith.. Take that first step!! God's waiting!

The Bible says to Have no fear of man... 
We are called to be as courageous as Lions for The Lord and have no fear of man...
We are new creations in Christ, we are set free, our chains are gone... Lord we are your humble servants, we are ready... We chose you ..we said YES to your great commission!
God is for you so who would dare be against you.. Be bold for The Lord..! 
Do not back down!! What others think of you is none of your business ...we only need to be concerned with what God thinks of us..Keep your mind steadfast on the things above.. Do not be deceived.. Jesus is the only way!!
John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Proverbs 29:25

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. 1 Peter 3:14 NLT

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 NIV

Acts 4:29
"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,

Acts 9:28
And he was with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord.

Acts 13:46
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

Acts 14:3
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.

Acts 18:26
and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 19:8
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Acts 28:31
preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

GOD BLESS PARIS.. By Nina Keegan

GOD BLESS PARIS.. RESTORE, HEAL AND COMFORT THE PEOPLE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY.. This morning I want us all to take a moment and pray for God to bless comfort and restore peace to the beautiful city of Paris.. I have  been very blessed to have visited this city several times.. My heart hurts for these lovely people.

Many many people are dealing with the tragic news of the death of their loved ones today. It's such a reminder of 911.. People going about their normal life.. Then so needlessly and suddenly.. So many innocent families are permanently changed forever.

No matter what, we shall not fear, FEAR NOT, the Bible says this 365 times.. That is one for every day! 
We must understand and know the authority we have in Christ and seek Him daily for protection, safety, wisdom and strength . We as Christians are a vast number.. The Bible says where 2 or more are gathered in agreement that mountains can become level plains. 
I am asking for each one of us to pray just a few minutes each day for Gods protection for this nation and for the world.  These prayers can move mountains and restore peace. 





Our country was founded on GOD.. One nation under GOD
IN GOD WE TRUST.. Is on every penny we have!!

Lord have mercy on us as a nation ,as a world!
 FORGIVE us our sins Lord as we turn our lives back to you in complete surrender. We ask Lord that your hand of protection would be on us.
We thank you and praise you Lord that a thousand could fall at our left side, 10,000 at our right side but it will not come near us ...(ps 91)
we thank you for your Psalm 91 protection to be over us, our land,our government, our leadership, our schools our homes, and families. We earnestly invite you back Lord! We seek you like never before to advance your kingdom and to protect us and lead us to a victory in you over evil. We overcome evil with good and we thank you Lord that your goodness and your light would be evident in all of us as we spread the gospel and the overcoming word of Jesus Christ!
We love you and praise you Father!
In Jesus holy name we pray!

Psalm 91
1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Endless Blessings by Nina Keegan

Nina Keegan Ministries
Because victory can be yours...! 

Every day I long for more glory of God.. I have a hunger for all things of the Lord .. All things heavenly and all things supernatural ... We must believe in miracles, we must believe that God has not changed and that He is still the same miracle working God that the fills the Bible's glorious pages! 

The miracles and the biblical truths are every bit as relevant today as they were the day they were penned! 

We must always affirm God's strength and not our own ..

we are given supernatural abilities when we affirm that we are nothing without God ..and when we get out of our own way to allow God's strength and supernatural wisdom to take over, to rescue, to redeem and restore us...miracles happen! 

The Glory falls... And God's manifested presence on earth takes place for supernatural miracles to occur... Heaven meets earth.. And we are not left the same way we were found.. Behold... Behold!

God wants us to depend more and more on Him..we must do this for effectiveness in our lives... We must do this to be the example, to live as Jesus did .. This requires us to fully trust Him in all things. Even in the impossible even when our trial seems beyond comprehension; even our bleakest days and our saddest hour is absolutely no match for our supernatural God!

He will give us supernatural energy, effort, talents, ability, knowledge, wisdom, amazing character, titanium backbone, heightened gifts, the purest peace and the truest joy, and a supernatural strength as we boast in our weaknesses while simultaneously praising God for our strength that comes from Him and Him alone!

We must stand for all the things of God and believe all the truths and that He is the same God yesterday,today, and forever... we must never be afraid...If we fear God we need to fear nothing else...

God already knows the outcome.. He's already in our tomorrow's.. He's already preparing the way.. He's already doing mighty supernatural things in all of our lives! Follow the light.. believe again.. begin again.. trust God again! 

God is the author and the finisher of our stories, He knows the end-game already why should we ever fear? Trust God! Trust the supernatural! Hunger for it!!
Seek God's face and receive! 
in Jesus name 

James 4:7 
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 12:2 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Mark 14:35-36 
And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I GIVE UP...By Nina Keegan

"Pick ONE!" I overheard a mother declare as I was working my way through the chaos of the packed grocery store.  This mother was frantically shopping with two elementary aged children. They  were standing in the candy aisle of the store  loudly debating what candy to buy. Each child powerfully clenched a bag of candy bars in their hands as if it were a life vest after a shipwreck..I could not help but overhear the argument taking place. 
It appears that there was a "stalemate" regarding which bag of candy that they would purchase as each wanted something different and a bag of their own .. The frazzled mother warned that they did not need all that candy and they would have to share ONE and hurriedly decide which one they wanted.. but, neither side was willing to give in.. This was all out war being waged right there in front of the M&Ms..
 The argument worsened and escalated into bursts of tears and I might add some "slightly higher pitched tones echoed in the aisles" I was bracing myself for glass to start breaking".. by this time the exasperated mother grabbed the candy from her kids and put it back on the shelf,  and declared rather boldly "We are  leaving, forget it, no one's getting anything now"!

Then suddenly... As if a miracle had taken place, a brilliant Red Sea moment right there in aisle 5... Both sides were willingly conceding, waving their white flags so humbly and in complete surrender.. I could almost hear the love boat theme song playing in my head.. Ahhhh bliss.. giving in was obviously so much better than giving up ...and getting candy! 

I could not help but laugh to myself as I remembered those days when my kids were young..  I used to tell my very rambunctious boys to settle their own conficts and not to constantly tattle on one another..I implemented the infamous "unless one of you needs an ambulance, settle it yourselves" Law in our house.. 
basically.. "No one gets candy if I'm stepping in"...  It takes two to fight.. There would always be both of their sides of the story "as they saw it" and the truth would actually be a subjectively skewed concoction of both. 

I would over the years hear many threats of " I'm telling mom"! To which the other would add a screeching.."Noooooo!" and then a more agreeable settlement would result as they took turns waving the surrender flag..

Proverbs 26:17
Interfering in someone else's argument is as foolish as yanking the dogs ears

How many of us stand making our own stalemate situation with God? When He asks us to do something or to lay something down? We often stubbornly try to hold out, pleading our case, hoping for God to change His mind...He is perfect .. Omniscient ...and He will never grow weary..  How many trips around the mountain do we needlessly take? Do we even realize that our lengthy treks could be avoided if we simply were obedient to what God is asking us to do? How many of our blessings get put back on the shelf because we are too stubborn to give in? 

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

We CANNOT even search for the perfect understanding of God.. He knows what we do not.. if we are waiting for God to give in then we are going to spend the next 40 years in the wilderness.." I for one could not go that long with the same pair of shoes.. As the Bible says for 40 years their shoes did not wear out..gasp......of course I'm joking but it's a scary thought to be off the path that God has so brilliantly planned..We must enter into the promised land by trusting that God's plan is the ONLY PLAN FOR OUR LIVES..
why would we ever want to have anything God does not want us to have? How could that ever be good for our lives..?

Hosea 6:1
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

Let's surrender, let's concede, and turn back to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father!  We must always try to be strong in Godly character.. let's trust God with our situations and know that He will make the crooked places straight in our lives if we will just let Him.

 We have to stop complaining about our problems.. Grumbling, fault finding, blaming others, picking up offenses and letting them run wild. Repent, turn back and let God settle things.. When we do what we can, He will do what we can't..
God is not fond of injustices..

The trouble we face is merely a training ground to make us stronger and more able to capably face difficult situations in the future.

The Bible says in Proverbs 24:12 that God will repay all people as their actions deserve..

Be the bigger person, overcome evil with good, follow closely and obey God and His holy written Word.  When we do what's right in God's eyes, even when we don't feel like it..we will be blessed!

The house is built by wisdom and become strong through Good sense through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Nina Keegan and Michelle Humphreys proudly  present  GRACE GRACE with Nina and Michelle ..

 AIRING SOON..OUR NEW TELEVISION PROGRAM..It's with humble and grateful hearts that Michelle Humphreys and I proudly present our new Christian Television talk show "GRACE GRACE with Nina and Michelle" airing soon!  Our prayer is for this program to bless many with the Word of God we seek to reach hearts and souls for His Kingdom. Here is a sneak peek and a link to our website where you can log in to check Air Times, watch future programs and  where you can also email us prayer requests! We are happy to pray for you..
God bless!!!nina/c1lvz

Saturday, September 19, 2015

PRAY BIG! By Nina Keegan


In Jeremiah 33:3
it says... This is what The Lord says.. The Lord who made the earth who formed and established it, who's name is the Lord; ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Friends when you do not know what to do, when you are at a loss, when your whole world seems to have turned upside down...look up! Look to the Lord our God, the one who created everything, the one who knows everything, and longs to tell you things you do not yet know..he wants to reveal his glorious plans to you for hope and the future for your life.. 

No matter what it looks like right now, what the enemy has meant for harm ,God will use for good ..ask him what you need to do, ask him for His plan.. His solution..he said that if any man asks for wisdom he will give it to you liberally.. ask ..ask him and you shall find him!

The Bible says in Ephesians 3:20 that God will do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think!

So let me ask you...

If we are asking BIG and thinking BIG and God will do exceedingly abundantly more than that... then what should we be worried about? Gods got it all!!

God has a plan.. he knows what he's doing, everything is designed for a specific purpose in mind.

 His purpose is for us to know him, to trust him,  to recognize his character and faithfulness, to know with our whole hearts how much He loves and cares about every concern we have and that He longs to perfect them all!

God is a man of his word.. he's ready to answer our prayers but we first must go to him..humble ourselves and ask for His assistance.  God can take care of all of our needs with or without us asking but when we ask, we are acknowledging that he alone is God, that we know and understand that we cannot accomplish things in our own strength .. When we try to do it all in the flesh, we are then trespassing on God's domain.

We are to lean not on our own understanding but trust him with all things ,set aside our worries and be determined to obey God and trust him with the outcome.
When we pray, who do we think we're talking to? We are talking to the Creator of the entire universe!  God can handle whatever it is you need today him ..lay your concerns down at the foot of the cross..

Let the blood shed from Jesus Christ cover it all's already been bought and paid for...
 Your victory is at hand the Lord.. pray big! Give thanks and praise to the Lord of all of heaven's armies for He is abundantly good and his faithfulness endures forever!!

Hallelujah!!! Hallelujah!!  all the glory be his.. in Jesus name we ask and pray!

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven


Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

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GOT FAITH? By Nina Keegan


Faith is not like a Spicket that can be turned on and off at convenient times.. God is not someone that stands in the corner  waiting silently for us to only call on him when we're in trouble ....
we must always and continuously seek him so when the trials do come (and they most assuredly will) 
we are prepared for the battle!
We do not have to shrink back in fear.. IF WE FEAR GOD WE NEED NOT FEAR ANYTHING ELSE..

Does faith  mean that we only trust God and all of his goodness when everything seems to be going smoothly, when we don't seem to have a care in the world..?But when the bottom falls out of our status quo lives we morph into a panic stricken mess of anxiety and this what we call faith? 
because seems to me that the minute the going gets tough; the minute the trials happen.. our faith becomes shaken and diminished and that's when it should be the strongest!

The Bible says we will not be shaken, we will not fear bad news... this is when our faith should be put into its purposeful action ..this is not the time to run, to fear,  its time to speak the Word and go boldly through unwavering faith straight to The Lord and declare HIS GLORIOUS PROMISES OVER OUR SITUATIONS!



God doesn't always hide us and shield his believers from difficult circumstances, many times he uses these very situations to stretch our faith 

The Bible says that what the enemy has meant for our harm, God will use for our good..

God allows tests for a purpose.. THEY ARE A CALL TO TRUST GOD FAITHFULLY .. Trials can become in us either a refining fire or a they can become an incinerator of distraction and despair. The choice is solely up to us!

 we can't ignore these challenges that come our way we must learn to use our faith in God.. We must grow up in our faith... become stronger in our hope as we steadfastly seek him and him alone for the support, for the restoration and for the complete redemption and abundant victory! 

God cares for those in need he's closest to the brokenhearted, he longs to give us his beauty for ashes, he wants to protect the downtrodden and he will confront their oppressors...

Let's identify with God's attitude.. let's identify with his character of brilliant faithfulness.. he will rescue us...he has seen the violence done to the helpless.. he has heard the groans of the poor and they will not go unnoticed!!!

We are more than conquerors in Christ and he always causes us to be victorious! 

God sees the evil deeds... he takes note of them all!  He listens to our cries.. we do not have to face the wicked alone... God is by our side and he is always with us ..he is our guiding light and loving influence.. The battle is never ours but his and it's already been WON on the cross!

 The abundant way to live our life is by continually basking in God's presence ..welcome him into your mess..  We must invite him into our situations by humbling ourselves, laying down our pride... let God make us aware of our true selves and who we are in Him!!! 

Let this trial you are in serve a purpose as you bring glory to God through your testimony as to his upmost faithfulness as you trust him to lead you brilliantly through it all.. !! Amen!

Psalm 11:4-7
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
5 The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.
7 For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Great I AM by Nina Keegan


(Ex 3:14-15)
God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM

Two small words, 3 simple letters, "I AM".
The Lord tells us repeatedly in His Word that He is the great "I AM"...I thought about that and wondered why He never added anything else to that statement.. I felt like God was being so vague and most certainly leaving out all the wonderfully important details and awe inspiring adjectives that He could have used to enhance His own resume or curriculum vitae. Yet, He chose not to. At no better time do the words "less is more" or "simple abundance", hold more truth... God's unvarnished, powerfully simplistic, 2 small words say more about this most awesome God than a whole novel ever could. They assure us that not one miraculous trait defining our God could ever be left out. "I AM", says it all... The magnitude of that is amazing . HE JUST IS!!

I realized after I pondered this fact for a while that if the scriptures would have actually added the enormous sum of greatness that would be necessary to define those two impactful words that the Bible would have tripled in size. The possibilities are infinite! You simply cannot list everything that God is!

Those 2 words are profoundly meant to be followed by whatever we need them to say, and whoever we need God to be at the time. We get to continuously fill in the blanks as needed.. There's no limit on how many chances we get to fill in those voids.. We can unceasingly call on Him. He is what we need, when we need it. He does not ever run out of supplies. He does not have to find someone else to take care of our situation. He does not have to locate a 24 repair service for us. We do not have to wait for the window between noon and five for His eventual arrival. He is never on vacation, never asleep on the job, He is not too busy with more important things, He is never too tired, too angry, too frustrated or too overwhelmed to be whatever it is we need. His customer service ranks the highest of all.. He never puts us on hold or lets our message go to voice mail." What do you need God to be today?"

(Isaiah 9:6)
His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

When we are sad, depressed or lonesome, God is our loving, kind, edifying, friend, savior and counselor. He is our bountiful provider when we fall on hard times. God is our divine healer when we are sick. He is our mighty protector who guards us and keeps us safe and free from harm. He is the teacher that fills us with knowledge and wisdom and orders our steps. He is the architect that draws the well thought out plans for our lives . He anoints us with talents, abilities ,ease and purpose. God is the prince and author of peace! He will go to battle for us, and fight for us. He is our deliverer! He is our dwelling place, our secret safe haven of hidden security. He is our unbridled joy, He is our towering strength. He is our restored energy when we are exhausted. He is our motivator when we need encouragement. He is a shoulder to cry on and our stoic voice of reason. God is the master of miracles and the supernatural creator of everything.
He fulfills our dreams, He validates us, He is our hope and our future. God is our infallible guide on this path of life. He is the very essence of our beings and He is the definition of pure love. He is after all our Father, the great "I AM!"

(John 8:58 )
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.

In Hebrews 13, The Word says that God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. So I like to follow the words I AM with the word Here. God is here, now! Always! God is everything and anything we will ever need and He is always with us...He will never leave, never!! Imagine God being with us wherever we go, through thick and thin, through the good, the bad, the blessings and the storms. No matter what, He is there! I like to picture Him right where I need Him to be. I like to visualize him in the passenger seats of my 2 son's cars driving with them and protecting them when they are on the road. He sits with us when we are hurting, sick or sad... He is a shield of armor in the face of adversity hovering over us providing safety and His masterful protection. He follows us everywhere! He will not forsake us!! That is God's sweet promise. The Word of God does not lie! It is our personal guarantee and every word is gloriously still alive today!

(Numbers 23:19 ) 
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change his mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

What ever you need today, go boldly to the thrown today and call on God to be there ready and willing, wearing one of His many hats!! Let the promises of God fill your heart .God is all you will ever need, He is faithful, mighty to serve, strong and omnipotent , He has unlimited, universal power and authority over all and is perpetually by your side!!! Bask in His greatness today... He is right here....

(Joshua 1:8-9 ) 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

(Psalms 48:14) 
For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end.

Thank you Father... You are the Great "I AM!".... I will call on you and you will answer me!! You will never leave me! I praise you for your amazing selfless love!!! In Jesus name!!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Miracles Are God's Idea by Nina Keegan


There is so much hatred, scandal, and war over religion, it's as old as time...but God did not make religion... It was never God's intention...
Jesus is the perfect theology, only Jesus himself can be the cornerstone of our your faith on the rock, Jesus is the foundation!
Let God express His love for you through the supernatural..

The same yesterday, today and forever,  Jesus is unchanging...He is the only answer ... Jesus is all we should ever build our faith on ...we should never be moved by what we see we ...we should only be moved by what we believe ...the man who believes that the Bible has not changed, the one who believes in the miraculous, never wavering..
will see the manifested power of God here and now in the land of the living...
I believe God is shaking things up ...He wants to bring us back to the truth, He wants us to know who He really is ..we simply cannot compromise the truth!!!

The Word of God is emphatic about miracles ..The Bible is full of miracle laden stories that teach us over and over again that Jesus lived, loved, and worked in the supernatural gifts from His Father.. The Word says we too shall heal the sick, cast out demons,  raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, give freely...( Matt 10:8)
God has always expected us to do greater works and we will perform these amazing signs and wonders if we believe that we have the authority of Jesus Christ and all that that encompasses backing us up......God has not changed.. He did not just decide one day that he was tired of doing miracles and that He was just going to retire and leave us floundering.. never believing in what we pray for... Never believing that He will  in fact answer us in our time of need...Do we actually wholeheartedly believe in what we pray?  Are we just saying words? Are we simply filling up a time quota of prayers on our hurried Christian checklist..? Is there doubt behind what we speak...? Do you actually believe that every word of the Bible is true....? 
Are we too sinful, unworthy, or do we just think that blessings belong to everyone else? Perhaps you are one who picks and chooses the scriptures your mind can believe and  you leave the rest to historical fiction... But , isn't all faith in what we cannot see? Or then... Why would it be faith at all if you could see miracles..?

I am here to tell you... MIRACLES happen everyday!! I have witnessed miraculous events..  Crippled People standing from wheel chairs and walking, healings and deliverances... My list is huge.. God is still God!!! 

Faith is in first believing it will happen ... That God will  most assuredly do what His word says.. He watches over His word to perform it..

A powerless gospel was never Gods intention!

We can have all the power and authority and live in absolute expectation that we can do greater works because God written in the pages of our Bibles,  expects us to... ! 

We should never lower our expectations of what God can do ...somewhere along the line it became safer to not believe in miracles because we don't believe in our abilities to perform them...but it's never about us, it is all about Jesus!!

God uses us to perform miracles's about us being the instrument, the mouthpiece,the hands, the feet... The groundwork and the foundation have already been laid.. miracles can happen when we set our expectations on the Bible truths and take the authority that's been given to us and go be the image of Jesus! 
 We are to live, move and have our being in Christ. We shouldn't classify healing as being too hard...
A miracle is a miracle.. it's all small to God!  do not put God in a box... do not back down to safer areas of ministry... God wants to shake things up and bring out the truth...

 God is emphatic about miracles!

 Ask Him, keep on asking, believe wholeheartedly and keep on knocking on the door of bold and deliberate faith!

God's promises are true... we only need to believe in what He has done for us, then we will be qualified to receive every single promise that He has given us ..we should search out the privileges and the power that comes from being a child of the most high God , we are VIPs to the throne room of heaven, when we approach The Father in Jesus name..

The red rope is pulled aside and we are brought to the front of the line when we come in Jesus name ... We get the privilege of accessing God and his mighty throne room of grace ..we humbly can approach him and seek him for all we need! God is our unending source, our unlimited supply of blessings, mercy, goodness and ALL THINGS MIRACULOUS.

We just simply need to trust God ...miracles have always  been God's idea in the first place ..not ours !

We couldn't come up with these things.. we couldn't begin to even think about healing a person,  these were all God's response to the compassion and love he feels towards us, his children...and he has not stopped loving us today...

Spend time getting to know the Lord.. spend time in his presence and seek his faithfulness,  seek intimacy with Him, it is the key to all things..
 God will give you power if you only believe,  He will give you a fresh impartation to be his remnant, his working vessel, here on earth..

Whatever we focus our lives on, whatever we set our minds to do, will develop in our lives and become a part of us ...
The truth is if we don't truly know the Father.. the One we put our faith in ...if we don't truly spend time with Him and understand his omniscient character and his love for us ... Then how can we believe in his miracles?

 We must walk with Him in power and that comes through absolutely knowing how He feels about us and what He says about us... 

We seem to have no problem believing that we can have salvation through prayer, that we can be forgiven through repentance,  but we seem to have a problem with the miracles ...yet they're all really the same things ...they're all miraculous events ...whether it be a physical change, an emotional change, healing, forgiveness or becoming a new creation in Christ; isn't it all miraculous? Is not salvation a miracle...?  Are they not all gifts from heaven?  Why then should we ever have a problem believing in physical healing and the power of miracles?

Let's begin to renew our minds and believe in God's perfect love for us ..let Him reveal it to you.. let's ask for revelation of the Father's heart towards us!

Let's be bold and let's let the Bible dictate how we as God's chosen, his called, his remnant, believe in the miraculous again!
Lets believe for supernatural manifestations and in creative miracles, let's believe in the cornerstone ...the perfect theology ..JESUS CHRIST!

Acts 19:11 - And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul

Mark 16:17 - And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Matthew 10:7-8
7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

Acts 4:30 - By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

John 4:48 - Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

Acts 3:16 - And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Luke 16:10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Living Water.. By Nina Keegan

 There are so many amazing messages to be learned from a simple Samaritan woman that showed up for a divine appointment with Jesus at a small well in her village...

Today I was reading in John 4 about this woman at the well,

 There are so many wonderful things we can learn from this remarkable story. ... 

It was no accident that Jesus would be there that day.. It was planned.. It was all part of her( the Samaritan woman's story.. ) that Jesus would meet her at the village well to teach us all lessons ... thousands of years later we read of this encounter... She would become  part of biblical history... This simple woman...

 We see Jesus's patience, His character, and love for all people no matter their race, no matter their history,  no matter their sins, no matter what they have done...He was right gentle, so kind... So ready with open arms to receive her...

Jesus was tired from a long walk and sat wearily beside  a well and a woman came near to draw water ...Jesus said to her "please give me a drink"...he was alone at this time which was kind of rare because  he usually traveled with his disciples...

The Scripture says that the 'woman was surprised'..

Jesus always wants to surprise us...He wants to surprise us with all the goodness of heaven.. sometimes we just need to look around... He was right in front of this woman, He was speaking to her.. So close and yet she did not know...

How often do we feel that Jesus is too far away that he's too busy or that we've done too much wrong for Him to stay close to us... We deem ourselves to be unworthy of His love...we need to be reminded that as believers we are filled with the Holy Spirit and God will never leave us or forsake us ...ever!

The woman was quite shocked that Jesus being a Jew would ask a Samaritan woman for a drink, this was not a common practice.. They did not associate together...

  She asked him why...His reply was quite remarkable, "If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me and I would give you living water.."

Jesus wants to give us everything.. He wants to give us the world..his love for us is unconditional.. It's pure .. He wants us to be filled with His living water ..He wants to bless us beyond our imaginations..

The Bible goes on to tell us about this woman, she had quite a past..  Jesus spoke to her and told her that she had been married five times and was presently living in sin with a man to whom she was not married..
 We are no surprise to Jesus.. he knew everything about her and yet he was so kind, he was so patient with her... Before this, she had not yet been humbled....
 Jesus is not surprised by us either, He wants to take all of our burdens ...we must humble ourselves before Him and cast it all on to Him...He painfully took our shame at the cross.. He loves us more than we could ever know...

 As Jesus began to speak to her, He began to tell her all the sinful things that she had done in a loving and patient manor...but what He was doing was telling her that even though she had been a sinner,  He was right there for her .. He was loving her with open arms...Jesus wanted to give her something.. He always wants to give us all something.. but first, He asks for us to give him something...

Our hearts.... Give our whole hearts to Him.. He asks for our burdens to be cast upon Him..

He longs for us to have our yokes be made easy in Him as He already took the burdens for us on the cross...

He began to tell her about this living water ...He began to tell her that she will soon become thirsty again if she drinks of the water from the well...but those who drink of the water Jesus gives, "the living water"will never be thirsty again... it becomes a fresh bubbling spring within us giving us eternal life...He says that we  will never have to go back to that well again...

Jesus was saying give it all to me ...give me your heart.. give me your old ways, give me your burdens, your sins,  I will take them away will never have to return to them again..

 She would not have to return to her old way of life, her old insecurities,  her old sins, her checkered past ...she would begin to
become that new creation in Christ being filled to the overflow with the living waters of Jesus ...again when we are filled with His Water, letting  it cleanse us to be made new and whole in Him...then there is no longer room for anything else..

You can tell in this story that her whole demeanor starts to change as she becomes more filled with divine joy.. it says that she ran to the town to tell everyone about this man who knew everything about her ...

The towns people would indeed listen to her and follow her back to meet with Jesus ...this shows us that no matter what she had done, no matter where she was, she was now being changed and being used to spread the good news of Jesus...
Jesus was using her to glorify Him..she was quite impactful..  The people of the town believed her and followed her no matter who she had been or how imperfect she was..
Jesus uses us all no matter what we've done, no matter how broken we have been.. God can use us through our brokenness...

Nothing is ever wasted...

God is the fountain of life...He can bring that living water that quenches our thirst forever.. we can stop looking to the world, we can stop searching for the next latest and greatest ..the things that we feel will fix the holes in our hearts.. let the water, the living water of Jesus Christ fill you to the overflow!

Let us not go back to our old wells let us not go back to that hollow, empty place... Jesus is right here.. He is omnipresent, He is everywhere.. He is waiting for us ..He doesn't care what you have been doing, the sins you've committed.. Jesus died and His blood shed on the cross came in and swept those sins away forever more....
He will never embarrass you, He is not going to shame you... He is coming to save you.. Drink deeply from His well of peace joy, mercy, and love...

He is the Messiah.. He is calling you to Him ..don't believe the voice of the enemy saying you've done too much wrong to ever be saved, your sins are too grand..
 Jesus is bigger than them all... let the fountains of living water wash over your sins today, let this water cleanse you and give you peace and clarity.. change your life through Jesus ...let your nourishment come from doing the will of God ..what joy awaits you as God uses you to glorify his kingdom ...
God doesn't waste a thing and what the enemy has meant for harm in your life will only cause your promotion.. drink deeply from His living water today.

John 4:10
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

John 4:13
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:42
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

Friday, August 14, 2015

Do You Have True Salvation? By Nina Keegan

BEWARE... DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SNARES OF THIS WORLD...Gods plan is always for good.. Follow Him and Him alone...

Do you have pure heart salvation ...? Or head salvation? 

Sometimes we need a check up for our hearts and souls..!

Knowing the Bible and quoting scripture does not automatically  mean you are a Christian.. The enemy himself believes in God and knows scripture... Loving only those that love you is easy even sinners do that..  Have you forgiven the very ones who have hurt you the most..? 
Do you repeatedly walk in sin, anger, bitterness? Do you lie and bring division..? Are you controlling ? 

If your salvation has not made you want to become a new creation in Christ.., perhaps you need to repent  to God and those you have hurt and rededicate yourself and your WHOLE HEART to Jesus.. Become that new creation in Him....

Philippians 2:12 
..and now that I am away it is even more important work hard to show the results of your salvation by obeying God with deep reverence and fear for God is working in you giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him...

We should do everything without fault finding complaining and arguing, we should live clean, innocent lives and be exemplary children of God. We should shine bright in this world of crooked and perverse people.. we are to bring hope to the hopeless..

God wants everyone to share in the joy of salvation.. He desires a relationship with each and every one of us ..we need to work together and rid ourselves of division and discord... we just need to love each other.. love our neighbors as Christ has loved us..

 We must be very careful of what we believe and how we live...
We need to be careful to follow God's Word and only His Word..  We should live Holy lives and be weary and mindful of false prophets and false teachings that we would never be tricked..but know that each of us has a common goal and that is to be end time harvesters for the kingdom of heaven.. to share the joy of our salvation with those
who do not yet know of the goodness of the Lord!

Know the Word for yourself.. rejoice in the Lord, always seek a relationship with Him, spend time with Him in his presence and in the Word.. He will tell you things and teach you through his word how to safeguard your faith not be deceived in these final days even people who preach the Word of God can bring deception if we are not careful..

 Trust God Him first in all things and pray against evil and deception when you know the Word for yourself you cannot be swayed or tricked..

Pray that God gives us the desire and the power to do what is solely pleasing to him.

The secret to a changed life is to repent and submit to God's control and let Him do a work in you ...surrender your life to Jesus..ask The Lord to help you desire to do his will and his will only..

Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit believers can have insight into God's plans for their life.. we in fact can have the mind of Christ through the Holy Spirit. We can begin to understand and know God's thoughts for our lives ..we can talk to Him and expect his glorious ,well planned deliberate, answers to our prayers.. 

It says in 1 Corinthians 3:10 because of God's grace, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder...

 let your foundation be on solid rock that is in Christ and Christ alone..know the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God's plan that was previously hidden ..even though he made it for ultimate glory before the world began, 1 Corinthians 26:7

God will restore us and redeem us for time we have wasted by going down the wrong path.. He's always ready to forgive us as far as the east is from the west when we repent ..  Trust in Him... 

Thank you Father that you have written the glorious plan for our lives.. you are the Author and the Finisher of our stories, our bios, and you're turning the pages on our anointed stories as they unfold ..thank you that you have begun a good work in us and you will finish it until the day of completion.
This is just a moment in time, you are turning the page..this is not the end... for there is always a fresh new hope and a future for us ..let us just wait, pause, and trust that the next page you turn will reveal more of your glorious plan for our lives... We love you and praise you, for  you are always good in Jesus name amen

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How's Your Spiritual Eyesight? By Nina Keegan

How is your Spiritual eyesight?

Are you trapped in your own limited ability to only see your circumstances in the natural.. Is the impossible staring you down in a contest of wills? Are you physically incapable of seeing the bigger picture? Do you focus on your problems and your own lack of abilities to overcome them ...or do you focus on how big, how enormous God is and his ability to overcome anything ?

 What do you see with the eyes of your heart?  We must open our eyes to all things Jesus ...We must open our eyes to our spiritual life.. 

In 2 Kings 6 when Elisha was staring down the face of a huge army.. many troops surrounding him, he prayed! He turned first to God.. even though Elisha's  servant was very afraid of what he saw and he tried to warn Elisha .. Crying out to him in panic" "oh sir, what will we do?"

How many times have we gasped that very question? 

Elisha prayed!

Not worried in the least, He Prayed for his servants eyes to be opened, he was referring to his servants "spiritual eyes" so that he could see that the supernatural army, Gods army,  the one he couldn't see with his physical eyes was so much bigger than any army of enemy men..

After Elisha prayed his prayer the servant looked out and saw ( this time) a vast army of chariots and horses of fire that vastly outnumbered that of the enemies army... What would we see if we could open our eyes and glimpse into the spiritual realm..?

God's magnificent supernatural army was there to rescue them, to fight for them even though no one could physically see them ..that's how God works , He is always fighting for us, he's always there in our times of trouble, he's always prepared and ready for battle! He's always closer than our breath...

The Bible says God will fight our battles for us without us even lifting a finger in our own defense...
We simply must trust God..our faith is always in what we cannot see..

Through our faith we can realize that God is doing so much more for all of us, for his people than we could ever imagine or see through just our physical eyesight alone... we all face difficulties that seem insurmountable.. we often wonder how we will even get through the day..

But God's heavenly spiritual resources, his endless supply of mercy and his enabling grace and his unlimited supply of warring angels are always there for us even if we can't physically see them.. THEY ARE THERE!

We must continually search for God and look at things through our eyes of faith..  Trust God and all of Heaven to show up ready and armed with all of his supernatural resources.

"If you cannot see God working in your life ....the problem may be your spiritual eyesight ...not God's power or His willingness to rescue you!"

Elisha prayed again.. This time not for  spiritual eyes to be opened but for physical eyes to be closed...he asked God to blind his enemies...

Elisha did not even have to fight the troops that day,  he was able to lead them instead "blindly" away from his camp and deliver them into the hands of their enemy..

This Story  of 2 kinds of "sight"
Is quite a juxtaposition of our faith..
Are you being lead blindly
(can't see the truth) into the hands of your enemy through your own self-doubt, through your own lack of faith,through your own frustration and reluctance to pray? 

 Or will you open your spiritual eyes, open the eyes of your heart and let faith see the victory for you..let faith see the chariots of fire fighting for you at the very utterance of a prayer...
 Let Jesus marvel at your faith today and let him fight your battles with your eyes wide open.. Both physically and spiritually..!

2 Kings 6:16-19

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

Psalm 119:18 
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Be A Sharpened Tool For The Lord.. By Nina Keegan


Can an AX boast of a greater power than the person who swings it?....Is a saw greater than the person who's doing the sawing?

We must always remember that we are just the instruments, we are just the tools in God's  hands ..God wants to use us in amazing ways but we need to recognize that we are only the empty vessels that God alone can fill.. We are nothing without him, but (we can do all things through Christ who gives us our strength..Philippians 4:13)

We are only useful to the extent that we allow God to use us ..

If we are indeed an ax in the hands of God, if we are indeed the tools God uses, then let's metaphorically take a look at an ax,  it's blade needs to be sharpened to be effective.. ( we are iron sharpeners for one another through the Word of God.. in order to be effective, we need to stay sharpened in our minds and in our knowledge of the Word.

When a blade of an ax becomes dull, it is no longer effective and can no longer be used for the purpose in which it was made.. It must again go through a refining and a sharpening process ..

We must always remain sharp so that we can continue to be used by God ..keep your mind steadfast on Him... Stay focused on the Word.. Stay prayed up and on the path God has paved for you.

All tools are different and yet each one is uniquely designed for a specific purpose; like a hammer and a screwdriver for instance...they are very important tools but each do very different things..

if God has given you special resources and special talents to minister, to help others, to be a blessing in any way, you must acknowledge and realize where these blessings have come from and give God the glory for your unique God given abilities.. You are anointed to do something very specific that God has purposefully planned for you to do...

We must never regard our gifts and talents as something of our own creation, instead we must know where our special blessings and anointings come from......we can do nothing without God ...just like an ax, it cannot chop wood without someone who's deliberately and skillfully swinging it..holding it and using the tool wisely..

Be the tool God can use.. be the someone that God's skilled hands and his supernatural wisdom can use to glorify His kingdom... Be the one who said "yes"to being used of God!

 Be all that you can be for God, be the light, be the vessel, be the instrument, be the word of encouragement, be the lifter of hope the the remnant and become an end- time harvester for the kingdom of heaven...

Speak God's Word, declare your testimony, be victorious in Christ, be used by not let your talents be wasted, step out in faith...God created you for a higher purpose in Him!

Receive it in Jesus name!

Isaiah 10:15
But can the ax boast greater power than the person who uses it? is the saw greater than the person who saw's? Can a rod strike unless a hand moves it ? can the wooden cane walk by itself?

Isaiah 10:21
A remnant will return yes the remnant of Jacob will return to the mighty God

Romans 9:17
"I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dump Your Baggage Today... By Nina Keegan

Make today the last day you carry around baggage like a noose around your neck..

Are you living in shame, guilt and condemnation? Well these things are NOT from the Lord 

The enemy loves nothing more than to keep us wrapped up in our own shame, feeling guilty for past mistakes and sins!

It's bondage!  When we hear that people have so much baggage ..., it's their own decision to stay weighted down in the vast undercurrent of proverbial baggage ..

We drag around these heavy burdens.. these piles of luggage that are chaining us down
The luggage it would seem is filled with past mistakes, with guilt, with regrets , unforgiveness, strife, anger, condemnation, bitterness and the list goes on and on

We feel as though we need to unpack it every now and then and look it all over, re-examine it, and remind ourselves again and again for our sins and our past mistakes..  we judge ourselves and deem ourselves unworthy..
The enemy will never let us forget .. He traps us in our own strongholds of incessant guilt.

Then, and as if on cue, 
we pack it all back up.. Stuff it down..and drag it burdensomely around ... Making sure we forget nothing.. as we ready our steps for one more trip around the mountain of regret..until that is, we arrive at our next appointment with condemnation.. Then it will be time to unpack again! 

   This heavy laden luggage or"baggage " is linked to us through huge chains of torment that weight us down.. A powerful stronghold designed to steal our joy, and wreak havoc on our destiny in Christ..

  God is saying "No more!" 
God is saying "repent!" God is saying "come to me!" He is all you need! God can sever every chain ..He can cut away every rope, release every strap that's binding you!

God can and will set you free .. and what the enemy means for harm in your life , God can use for good.. Nothing wasted!  it's time to let these chains be disintegrated.. It's time for Freedom!! It's time for your own personal revival!

It's time to dump the baggage! 
It's time to forgive yourself.. It's time to move forward letting go of what lies behind.. keep your eyes steadfast on a Jesus and never look back!! 

It's time to take your life back and Jesus is the one who can do it ..Jesus died on the cross for you to be set free and whom the Son sets free is free indeed! 

Repent of your past mistakes your past sins , leave them to be covered completely and fully in the blood of Jesus ...leave them at the foot of the cross and walk away light as a feather and delivered more bondage... FREE!! SET FREE!!

You are a new creation in Christ ...when God restores He always multiplies ..You are redeemed! 

Make today the first day of the rest of your life ..make today the day that God has come to set the captives free is the day we never unpack our baggage again is gone..cut loose and set free from us forever!!!

Hallelujah hallelujah praise and glory to God in Jesus name 

Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

Romans 8:2
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Isaiah 37:20
Now, LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, LORD, are the only God."

Friday, July 17, 2015

God is Willing... By Nina Keegan

"IT IS WRITTEN!"Jesus said...

Every Word of the Bible is God breathed.. It is alive!

I believe sometimes that we over think and over analyze the truth of God's Word, when in reality the truths in the Bible are quite simple.. 

We simply need to trust God's Word and let it be plainly applicable to our lives today. 

As I was reading in Matthew chapter 8 this morning about Jesus healing a man with leprosy, the man stated that He knew Jesus could heal him but asked Jesus if He was WILLING to heal him and make him clean. 

It occurred to me that the man undoubtedly knew that Jesus could make him whole, heal him and make him clean, he just wasn't quite sure if Jesus wanted to.... this simple act of faith touched Jesus Jesus in turn touched him and healed him...

If you have read anything about leprosy in those days, it was a very awful and extremely harsh disease. To see someone with this incurable, highly contagious, disease littered with sores and scabs is heart-wrenching. Yet Jesus unfazed, and without hesitation touched him..He was not afraid to reach out and touch the man's diseased skin and heal him.

Many times in the Bible, Jesus just spoke the Word and healed the sick, but this time he deliberately touched him.

I believe this man would see such an unconditional example of pure love. When he was asking "are you willing?" I believe he was asking from such a humble heart, would Jesus be willing to touch heal him the way he looked? 
With this disease ravaging his body he was seeing himself as someone that might not be worthy of being healed, that's why he questioned Jesus and His willingness..

As Christians, we all should believe that God has the power to bless us heal us and make us whole in every way; but it's our questioning of the willingness that causes us to get it wrong ...

Many of us believe that God would not be willing to do things for us because we've done too many things wrong or we have deemed ourselves unworthy of blessings, favor and healing because of our own guilt and condemnation. This is absolutely false, this is not correct thinking at all.

Jesus didn't even flinch when he touched that man. This was probably the first human touch that man had felt since he contracted the disease and yet he was healed instantly.

Sin is also an incurable disease by our own standards that can cause us to disqualify ourselves from being blessed and healed by God. But God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. He wants to set you free and make you whole. He is the One who is able to cure you of Sin..He forgives us when we turn to Him in repentance. 

He is always willing!

We should never doubt His love for us..don't disqualify yourself because God's grace is unmerited we don't have to earn it or deserve it, it is our right that was purchased for us and paid for through Jesus' blood shed for us on the cross.

We must be careful not to become enthralled in religious habits and legalistic views in terms of thinking we need to earn healing of our minds bodies and souls. We must instead trust God in prayer seeking Him first. Prayer is laying hold of God's willingness not overcoming God's reluctance.

We should not expect God to only work in certain ways or in specified circumstances based on merit and good works. We should never want to limit God through our own mindset and lack of complete faith in His Word.

Just like the man with leprosy we must realize we cannot cure ourselves, we are unable to do such a task but we should faithfully and humbly ask for Christ's redeeming help and know that He is willing! Yes, He is always willing. 

With one touch or one command can be finished!

Your faith has made you whole.... It is never about what you can do for Him, it is solely about what Jesus has already done for you... He is worthy that you receive what He died for you to have.. in Jesus name I pray!
God is willing, are you? 

Isaiah 1:19
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land

Luke 5:12
While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."