Saturday, July 15, 2017


This morning as I was spending time in the word, I realized how much God wants us to know... TO REALLY GRASP that  JESUS CHRIST has already paid the debt for our sins, Christ has reconciled us to God and gave us a complete outline, the full pattern we need to follow to help us grow spiritually...

Christ lives the complete fullness of God, and when we learn what Christ is like, we see what we need to become, and since Christ is Lord over all creation, we should crown him with our very lives, we must nurture our connection to Him...He is the head, we are the body… We get to live and move and have our being in Him...
Let's learn a little more about what we have available to us as the body of Christ....

The following is Paul's teaching...

Colossians 1:9-14New Living Translation (NLT)
We ask God to give you COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL and to give you SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT. All the while, you will grow as you learn to KNOW GOD better and better.
11 We also pray that you will be STRENGTHENED with all his GLORIOUS POWER so you will have all the ENDURANCE and PATIENCE you need. May you be filled with JOY,12 always THANKING the Father. He has enabled you to  SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE that belongs to his people, who live in the light.13 For he has RESCUED US from the kingdom of darkness and TRANSFERRED us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our FREEDOM and FORGAVE our sins.

Paul was pointing out that we can have all the accumulation of knowledge available to us, but that knowledge in itself is empty if we do not have a close personal relationship with Jesus... through Salvation, through the blood shed of JESUS, we were transferred out of the darkness and into the light of Christ and all that that entails…We must long for more, we must go deeper and seek spiritual understanding like never before...
There are many, many people who can quote scripture and know the Bible cover to cover… But have NO FRUIT in their lives… They are like empty vessels… They have head knowledge, but no heart knowledge... we must seek God's understanding of how to apply his word to our lives… We must seek him daily for guidance and wisdom as we allow the Holy Spirit to gain access to our innermost being… We must surrender all,  allow him to move in us, to cleanse us, and to change us from glory to glory.. seek Him to direct our every step... we must get a grasp on understanding who our HEAVENLY FATHER IS! Salvation must lead
to a changed life and right living....

This prayer is two dimensional… Paul wanted people to have complete knowledge of God's will for them, have great spiritual wisdom and understanding… We must be able to understand what the word means for us and be able to apply it… He was also pointing out, that our lives when completely devoted to Christ could produce EVERY KIND OF GOOD FRUIT and that the more we learn and as we get to know God better, the better our knowledge and understanding will be..God's Word is not just to be accumulated, but applied as the direction we need for correct and right living… We are to seek wisdom in our understanding and use our knowledge to bring about change for his glory!

The knowledge of God is for all of us, not just for a secret is open to everyone who desires and longs to learn more about God and to those who diligently seek intimacy with Him! 

His word supersedes the fabric of time and reality. There is unlimited creativity, unfathomable Love ..
He was not created, not made but always exsisted, our minds can not even ponder His majestic glory..
He is the beginning, the end, the alpha, the omega, 

Col 1:17
He existed before anything else,he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church which is the body, he is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. He is first in everything. For God in all his  fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself!

My friends because Christ is spiritually supreme in the universe, Surely we must give him first place in all of our thoughts and activities, our lives... we must seek Him first!
Because of Christ's death on the cross, he has been exulted, elevated to the status that was rightfully His..

Christ has always been God and always will be..

When we have Christ in our lives, we have all of God in human form we have his complete humanity and his complete divinity!!!
Glory to God what an amazing Father we have that gave us all things pertaining to life and godliness… Why should we ever worry, why should we ever fear? We have all we will ever need… WE ARE BLOOD BOUGHT.. RECONCILED AND MADE NEW IN HIM! Can you grasp it?

God bless you all!!!
Love and blessings..Nina❤️

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ This is the true God and eternal life.

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


It's time for GOD'S people to FLOURISH and THRIVE again!

I heard God say in my spirit that His people are not thriving... 

It's time for us to believe that God wants all things to work together for good for us… He wants us to be victorious in every area of our lives, he wants us to Flourish!!!

Psalm 92:12
But the godly will FLOURISH  like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

To be in a vigorous state, thrive, a period of which to be revived, to be in one's prime, to be at the height of excellence, influence, to be successful, to prosper, to grow as a plant thriving!

God wants us to Flourish in Him, He wants to find our souls resting more and more in his righteousness… The Word says when we do this we will flourish like a palm tree…

Palm trees do not snap and break in storms they are very strong and have the ability to bend and sway…… They are easily adaptable and can withstand many many harsh elements...

We are to be like that, we are not to break in the midst of a storm ,but we are to be able to bend and adapt and to adjust in the times of adversity… We can Thrive no matter what is going on around us because God is the One in whom we put our trust!

God wants us to Flourish in the sanctuary of the Lord… We must always remember that the power of prayer is always in the ONE who hears it, not in the one who speaks it…

Col 1:27
Christ in us is the hope of glory

Hope in the Bible means a definite, positive, expectation of God! 

When we have positive expectations and hope… We will Flourish!!! 

Isaiah 26:3
 I will be in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee

The Word mind ,translates as imagination, the ability to see with your heart what you can't see with your eyes… We cannot think of something that you can't picture with your eyes;
If I say the word apple, you see an apple....imagination is how we meditate, think, understand and remember.

Take the word of God and let it excite your imagination, say things that aren't as though they are ...speak life into your situations and live with expectancy, live knowing that God wants you to Flourish  and thrive in Him!!!

Do not allow your imagination to see yourself as poor, sick tired, depressed… People who quit and give up are those whose imagination is negative and those who have no hope..

For as he think it's in his heart so is he... proverb 23:7

You get to choose whether or not your 
Imaginations and thoughts are positive or negative.. and those thoughts will eventually become self fulfilling prophecy's either way, if we are not careful to guard our hearts and watch our words!
 We need to cast down all thoughts that are not of the Lord, we need to shut off all negativity at the onset and take every thought captive!


People's hearts will fail them for fear when looking at all of the things happening on earth. You have to stay in God's word and let it dominate you or the unbelief of this world will extinguish your positive thoughts and it will make you become more like the world… (negativity breeds negativity) Hope is powerful and yet hope deferred makes the heart grow sick...

Hebrews 11:1
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!!

It's time to start believing that the Lord wants you to thrive, Flourish, and prosper in every area of your life... get your Hope back by encouraging yourself in the word of the Lord and start speaking positively over every area of your life!


Be mindful of what you speak… Speak only what's good and positive over your life.. Think good thoughts…

Philippians 4:8

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

God bless you as you realize and receive the word today that God wants you to Flourish in all areas of your life!!! You are strong like Palm trees that can thrive even in harsh conditions! 


Ps. 92:12: The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Eph. 4:15: But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ…

2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

 1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…

Col. 1:9-10: For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and ...

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

DRAW NEAR TO GOD by Nina Keegan

GENESIS. 45:10-11
"You shall dwell in the land of GOSHEN, and you shall BE NEAR to me, you and your children, your children's children, your flocks and your herds and all that you have. There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine."
Goshen = "drawing near" 
Today I want to focus on the word, the place, called GOSHEN…  God often inspires me to look things up in Hebrew and when I saw that this word means "drawing near" I knew in my spirit God wanted me to study it in depth.
God has promised in his word to reveal the great mysteries of his word to us...
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell," 
THIS IS WHERE WE ,(GOD'S PEOPLE) DWELL( rest, draw near) 
The Word Goshen is used 15 times in the Bible, it is a secret place, a land, a place of drawing near to God..  many times God sends people to the land of Goshen for safety, for a time of rest and renewal, for protection! 
"God just wants us to (draw near) to him as He draws near to us"..
The second half of that scripture talks about trials that are looming up ahead, there will still be famines, there will still be trouble, but not to worry because God's people will be in the land of (drawing near to God)… It talks about being there in Goshen with your children and all of your belongings… No matter what the world brings, we can be there too , in the secret place, drawing near to God... abiding in Him, and being kept safe!
 God is our shelter, He is our refuge in times of trouble.. we can go to the land of Goshen, by drawing near to God! 
When we draw near to God, we abide in him and he abides in us… 1 John 4:13
There in the secret place...GOSHEN (drawing near) to God , He will provide for us...
We can rest securely in Him and trust Him no matter what our circumstances look like in the natural...
When we are drawing near to God, we are kept secure in his protection and in our saviors care… We must seek Him first, it is a two way street ..the Bible says when we draw near to God he draws near to us...
 God desires that intimacy with us not only because He loves us but because he knows that through that intimacy with him we will be in that secret place of protection where he can keep us safe from the enemy and provide for us our every need…
" Life is meant to be a collaboration with God… We were never meant to go it alone…" apart from him we can do nothing...
 Draw nearer to God every day, spend time in the land of Goshen with our wonderful Lord and savior, and watch him lead you, guide you, bless you, prosper you, heal you, it is there that you will have a fresh baptismal of the Father's abiding love for you like you've never known! 
 Goshen is where we will trust  God to reveal to us the great mysteries of his will for us… Where our own plans can be replaced with God's plans as He directs our every step..
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, 
God Bless you all in the mighty precious and Holy name of Jesus ! 
1) a region in northern Egypt, east of the lower Nile, where the children of Israel lived from the time of Joseph to the time of Moses
2) a district in southern Palestine between Gaza and Gibeon
3) a town in the mountains of Judah 
This word is used 15 times:
Genesis 46:28: "Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen;and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:28: "unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen."
Genesis 46:29: "to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on"
Genesis 46:34: "our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd"
Genesis 47:1: "out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:4: "therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
Genesis 47:6: "and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men"
Genesis 47:27: "of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly."
Genesis 50:8: "and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen."
Exodus 8:22: "the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell,"
Exodus 9:26: "Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was"
Joshua 10:41: "even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon."
Joshua 11:16: "the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel,"