Monday, April 17, 2017

Made Whole In Him by Nina Keegan


The brilliant steadfast word of God is so alive and unchanging and has the power to transform any and every life.

PSALM 107:20
"He sent his word and healed them…"

There is executive power in the word of God and when we speak it, it is an unrelenting sword to pierce through any evil and bring miraculous change. The power of God's word has not been diminished or changed through the centuries..
Because God's word is unchanging… Its supernatural power when spoken and declared is still bringing forth creative miracles today!

In reading the Bible story about Jesus healing the man at the pool of Bethesda, John 5:1-15....I get asked many times why Jesus didn't heal everyone that was lingering around that pool ... Many disease ridden people laid around the pool unhealed because they were doubtful .. they couldn't see beyond what they had placed their hope in... many had kept their eyes on the pool.. their faith was in the waters .. and they had no eyes for
How many of us are over looking the miracle that's in Jesus? How many of us are over looking who is right there with us… The miracle worker right in front of us.. ? JESUS is waiting on you to invite him into your life to bring transformation, healing, deliverance, restoration…
Are we over looking the miracle? Are we stepping over the POWER of who Christ is for a rigid list of religious must do's?
How many of us are putting our hope in a teaching, a prayer, a doctor, a medicine,… trying to obey every law and feeling exhausted in our efforts to be good enough to feel worthy to be touched by God?
When we pray, our hope should not be in our prayers… But in the ONE who has the ability to answer them!
Many of us keep our trust and hope in the things we can see with our eyes, the things we deem provable...
Faith is always in what we cannot see or why would we ever need faith at all?
We need to get our eyes on God instead of on things!
We are in the world but not of the world… We are over comers… We must take heart because Jesus came and through  his blood shed, He has overcome the world!

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is God's  will that you be healed, restored, vindicated, redeemed, prosperous,and blessed in every area of your life, in other words, Jesus wants to make you whole!
It is God's will for us to prosper even as our soul prospers… We are not meant for a day of calamity and we are not meant  to be broken down Christians, we are to be a light in the darkness, we are to share the very countenance of Jesus so brilliantly that we might walk in an anointed holiness and that there may be an evidence of Him bestowed to us for all people to see..
Let them see transformation on you ,let others see Jesus in you, let them see your former brokenness be completely made whole through the blood of Jesus and the written, spoken Word of God!

The power of God is the absolute same today as days of old.. we must believe God's word and every "thus saith the Lord"!  God is coming forth, we want to be in the rising tide and accept all that God has for us,
all that is available to us, all that God said, and all that God  wants to do WITHOUT HESITATION! 
"Wilt thou be made whole?"it is Jesus who asks this question… Give Him your answer!

1Thess 5:23-28
May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together - spirit, soul, and body - and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. 
24 The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it! 
25 Friends, keep up your prayers for us. 
26 Greet all the Christians there with a holy embrace. 
27 And make sure this letter gets read to all the brothers and sisters. Don't leave anyone out. 
28The amazing grace of Jesus Christ be with you!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

STAY PRAYED UP by Nina Keegan


To be a strong military or army, they must be very prepared in every way to stay protected… They have their full military armor, They have full instructions on how to use their weaponry, they study to learn how to recognize the enemy and to stay vigilant and alert in case of an attack. They learn defensive and offensive strategies in order to outsmart, cancel and prevent enemy attacks.

Friends our spiritual battles need to be handled very much the same way! Just because our battles maybe supernatural we still need to be completely strategic in our battle plan.

One thing I do every day is pray Psalm 91 protection over myself my family, my friends, my ministry, and for this nation! I boldly pray these prayers out loud as the enemy is the prince of the atmosphere… He cannot stand against the word of God!
I break it down line by line and physically see myself protected, covered.. as I declare these words over every concern I have and every situation!

Psalm 91
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
    nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
    though ten thousand are dying around you,
    these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished.
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
    if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”
Each morning I physically see myself putting on the whole armor of God and I see myself with my sword and my shield ready for battle and ready to overcome… We must be prepared with an arsenal of the word of God… It is our double edge sword that can cut through anything the enemy throws our way! The battle is already Won...the enemy is a defeated foe! We need to realize and know who we are in Christ.. we are sword bearers of the word!!

Ephesians 6:11-18King James Version (KJV)
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

I pray the Lord's prayer every day in earnest knowing that this is the prayer that Jesus himself told us to pray… It is not just words that we have memorized since childhood… But it is a blueprint to follow every day! I personalize it and pray each line specifically for certain needs in my life… I love when it says that "Thy kingdom come"… I pray that Heaven kisses earth concerning all needs… We glorify God By Hallowing (praising )his name!!! We have knowledge of who he is as OUR FATHER...!
The Lord's Prayer 
Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. 
Thy will be done in earth, 
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
But deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, 
The power, and the glory, 
For ever and ever. 

Next I always say the prayer of JABEZ
The prayer for God to bless us INDEED in  every area of our lives... that's not just normal blessings... that's a blessing indeed, that's an Bonafide exclamation point! BELIEVING FOR
GODS BEST .. and for Him to expand our territories, our purposes, and His divine plan for us... glory to God!!

1Chron 4:10
The prayer 
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, 'Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.' So God granted him what he requested."

Each day I like to start my day ready for battle, geared up, prayed up with my arsenal of the WORD! Nothing can stand against the word of God and the name of JESUS!
I daily declare in the name of Jesus that no weapon formed against me or my family can ever prosper… We can pray the Scriptures, these are blueprints and outlines that we can personalize over anyone and over any circumstance, situation or trial!
When we combat the enemy with the word of God and the name of Jesus he has to flee!!
My challenge to you is to copy these prayers and to say them out loud every day for 30 days...learn them and let them become part of your daily battle plan to overcome and cancel all of the assignments of the enemy… then let's see things begin to turn around!

I love you all and I  pray blessings over you all every day!!
God bless you my precious friends!

Hebrews 4:12New King James Version (NKJV)
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

GOD WANTS TO USE YOU .. by Nina Keegan

Are you ready for God to use you for every good work?
This is the question we must ask ourselves, of course none of us are ever perfect we are always a work in progress but we should continually strive to be ready for anything God has in store for us… How do we do that? We must start with a self check of the condition of our hearts..

Let's start with the letter that Paul wrote from prison to Timothy whom he regarded as a son.
This was Paul's last letter to Timothy as Paul knew that he was going to die soon. He starts off by telling us to be strong through the grace that God gives us in Jesus Christ, he reminds us through his words to Timothy that God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power love and SELF DISCIPLINE or a sound mind.

God has called us to live a holy life and he tells us that through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, we must carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to us.

But what stands out to me most is
2 Timothy 2:19-22

19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,”and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.”
20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some  made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
What grabs my heart is the description of utensils… Like many of us we may have every day dishes…that we don't worry about and we use them daily without giving them much concern..they tend to get chipped and cracked overtime but we don't stress about it because they are not very valuable to us. Then we may have the special China the crystal,and silver that we bring out for special occasions like holidays… often times we handle these pieces with kid gloves.. I know with my China which was my grandmothers, is very valuable to me and I handle it with kid gloves usually hand washing it and storing it extra carefully… It seems we take way better care of these special occasion dishes because they are often  irreplaceable and they have much more sentimental value to us..
But Paul is saying that if we keep ourselves pure we will always be like that...we can ALWAYS be a special utensil..  and we will always BE READY for the master to use us for EVERY good work!!
Friends we don't want to be like every day dishes anymore… the ones that don't quite make the cut… We don't want to have our chips,scratches and flaws keep us from all God has for us!
 We want to be the wiped clean beautiful, shiny, treasured, valuable and polished China and silver. We want to be ready willing and available; we want to amen God and be his servants here on earth! We want to be the image of Jesus and be trusted to do great and mighty exploits for the Lord!

How do we do that? Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts..we must pursue righteous living, we must be faithful and continuously walk in love and peace.. we must forgive often, we must be the image of Jesus here on earth.. we must keep ourselves PURE and be incessantly washed clean, we should be  overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit… So much so that there's no room for what the enemy tries to fill us with!
Running away from all evil is not cowardly.. wise people realize that we often times need to remove ourselves physically from all temptation to sin; this actually can be the most courageous action to take. We must do all we can to avoid all recurring invitations to those besetting things in our lives. The things that are difficult to resist... we must remove ourselves physically from any situation that we know is the plot of the enemy! The things that cause us to get into spiritual battles, unforgiveness, turmoil, anger, bitterness, the pride of life that causes us to get into foolish arguments.

We must be the kind of person that Christ can use for his Nobelist purposes NOW!! 
 We as God's children, his one body must never settle for less than God's highest calling and his best plan for us. We must allow  to use us as his great and mighty instruments for his will and his purposes only!  
We must stay close to him and ask God to reveal to us what he wants to do with our lives and we must be ready at a moments notice to run! 
 Get prepared... Take his baton, his mantle, his plan and yes run with it… All for the glory of God!
I pray right now that in the name of Jesus that every person reading this would be a wiped clean empty vessel ready and prepared for the will of God to manifest in their lives, and that each person reading this will step into their strategic purpose and fulfill God's divine plan for their lives in Jesus name I pray amen!
God bless you all! ❤️

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 51:7
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Leviticus 16:30
for it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the LORD.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Our Trials Strengthen Us by Nina Keegan

Our Struggles serve a purpose 

There was a scientific study done concerning a monarch butterfly...
As the butterfly was struggling to emerge from its cocoon, the observer felt compassion and decided to help it along… He used an instrument to help Cut the butterfly loose from its struggle and from its cocoon.
The butterfly emerged so beautiful and brilliant in it's wing coloring.. seeming so effortlessly capable..
Then shortly after the butterfly tried to fly, it just couldn't seem to get started.. it began stumbling and trying vigorously to flap its wings..
Then, it eventually became exhausted in its efforts and died. Later, the scientist would learn that in the struggle to get out of the cocoon a slime is wiped off and cleansed  from the butterflies' wings.. this slime HAS to be removed in order for the monarch to fly. But because the scientist had helped it emerge from the cocoon, the slime remained weighing down its wings and the beautiful butterfly could not fly.. it could not survive.


James 1:2-5King James Version (KJV)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Our struggles on their own do not move the hand of God but they move us to seek Him, they change us and then we seek God for change.. thats when God moves.. through our struggles we pray.. we become relentless and we are wholeheartedly seeking relief, action, deliverance, healing.. when we are broken in the presence of God.., we are simultaneously becoming strong because we are being stretched in our faith and strengthened in our knowledge of who God is to us… A recognition of God our Father, the ultimate GREAT I AM  begins to resonate in our very being. We become delivered into the perfect harmony of God's divine plan ...that's when He can work with us, that's when he can mold us and shape us in a way he couldn't do before our trial began.
Our trials are always beneficial to us, through our struggles we will learn of God's compassion, his mercy and his grace! He is ready and waiting to communicate with us and to help us but we first must seek him, and if you're like me, a whole lot of seeking goes on in the trial! God is God and we are not and knowing what I know now, I would never change a thing about the trials I've been through in my life… I am grateful beyond measure for the ability to witness the closeness of God on a whole new level in my life. Yes, our trials serve a mighty purpose! All glory to God!
There's nothing like coming into the presence of God and when we have nowhere to look but up, that's when he can use it all.   Nothing is ever wasted that draws us closer to God .He can use us and all of our brokenness to glorify Him!  In our brokenness He responds, in our pain, He binds our wounds!
Our struggles make us move, they make us step out of the boat into the storm and contend for our victory, our Bible becomes our arsenal as God dictates his plan, his love, and he plants the seeds of victory… Right there in the middle of the torrential down pour! 
We look to Jesus and his finished work on the cross for the price has already been paid for our struggle... now it's time to learn that for ourselves. This brings us a deep compassion for others going through similar things and allows us to be used by God to help others because we have seen personally how intensely close He is to the brokenhearted.
We can see that through the struggle God is always there, He never leaves us or for sake's us.. but He guides us through it and we become stronger and more equipped for the world.

There is a novel by Charles Dickens that it is called 'A  Tale of Two Cities'
In the book it says it was the best of times and it was the worst of times...
That's how I see trials..
They are so bittersweet, they can be some of the worst times of our lives and yet the best at the same time… Because the glory of God and his nearness to us during our times of deep hurt and pain, is something I would never trade. It sets the foundation and a precedent for an expectation of God's response to us his children when we are in need.

Because we are in the world we will have trouble but the Bible says to take heart Jesus has overcome the world and when we have overcome the trial through the blood of Jesus we will know that He is always faithful and the next time a trial pops up in our lives, and it most assuredly will, we will expect our faithful God to move in the exact same way because our God is unchanging and He loves us with an everlasting love!

Your trial is temporary but your struggle is real… Let it make you stronger in the one whom holds your future in His victorious palms!! All glory to God! 
God bless you all!