Monday, June 8, 2020

Jeremiah the Phrophet by Nina Keegan

JEREMIAH THE PROPHET

I love this man of God.. 
He had such a strong anointing and yet he had such inner struggles as to the call on his life…He did not back down no matter his inhibitions..

 Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, the book of Jeremiah reveals such a broadened inner grapple of a prophet of God. 

Jeremiah would confess candidly the inner turmoil he had concerning his call to prophetic ministry.
Can you imagine the anguish he had over the message of judgment upon the people and the coming destruction of the land that he had to deliver?  Yet, no matter what, he fulfilled his ministry of proclaiming God's judgment against the people of Judah and their lack of faithfulness to God ,their idolatry, and for their continuous disobedience to God's will.
I love the example of Jeremiah because he remained so faithful to God despite his countless hardships. 

Do we remain faithful in the midst of hardships? Or do we jump ship as soon as we think God has not answered us in the way or in the timing that we would've liked..? 

Jeremiah's dialogues ,prayers, and confessions, reveal such a deep understanding that this prophet had in regards to God's character and faithfulness. 

For Jeremiah there was no question… The God of Israel was the undeniable God of all creation!

Jeremih had such a desire to have a deep rooted relationship with God and an understanding of the Word of God. It was the centerpiece of his life in his speech. God himself promised to touch Jeremiah's life and infuse his words into Jeremiah's mind and speech.
From that day forward there was no question this prophets soul would be like an unquenchable fire burning with the words, wisdom  and the heart of God.

Jeremiah was so very aware of the provisions and blessings of the covenant between God and Israel. This was a covenant that bound Israel to God in such a special way. Such a bond of faithfulness, love and hope. But there were two sides to this covenant... faithfulness to the Lord would bring blessings and vast abundance, but disobedience, would result in monumental punishment, exile and complete destruction.

Jeremiah was continually calling people to obey the words of the covenant and to turn from their idolatry and their  unjust treatment of one another (Jer11:6-7)

Jeremiah's message of judgment would also contain strong words of hope... He would tell  of promises that a righteous remnant would be restored!

The land had been so utterly defiled by the people's idolatry. 

Leaders had a literally brought the nation to the brink of ultimate disaster and we're exiled.  But because of God's  pure love for Israel, he promised to bring all of his people back from captivity and restore them to blessings... ultimately Israel's enemies would be annihilated and the people would praise joyfully over the goodness of God's glory and faithfulness.

I see so many correlations between that story and today… We must repent of our disobedience, idolatry sin and unfaithfulness to God!

There are two sides to God's covenant that still remain… We too can be blessed for obedience and we can reap the rewards... or we can reap punishment in the harvest of  disobedience.
God is calling us to heed the warning  ..just like he was calling Jeremiah to sound the alarm… God is sounding an alarm today for us..

Let's stand together and pray that God would indeed restore, bless, and heal our land as we repent and turn away from disobedience. Let's have a call to repentance, and humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways and let Jeremiah's message of hope serve as a vast message of hope to all today that yes indeed we also would be the righteous remnant that would be restored because of God's everlasting love for us all.
I declare that we will sing joyfully of God's goodness! 

Jeremiah 9:23-26
Let not the Wiseman glory and his wisdom, but not the mighty man glory in his mind, nor let the rich me and glory in his riches, but let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight, says the Lord.

10:1-2
Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, or house of Israel. Thus says the Lord

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV


Jeremiah 23:5
"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land." NIV

Jeremiah 17:5
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who trust in mortals, who depend on flesh for their strength and whose hearts turn away from the LORD." NIV
   
Jeremiah 31:33
"This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

God bless you all!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Calling All Watchman by Nina Keegan

Calling on the WATCHMAN! 

Isaiah 62:6
I have set watchmen on your walls, oh Jerusalem, they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who MAKE MENTION of the Lord, do not keep silent and give him no rest untill he establishes, and untill he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Make mention, it means spring into mind, recollect also to mention meditate on, mark down, recall, and retain in one's thoughts. To remember something or someone is to approve of, to acknowledge as a matter of importance, whereas to forget something or someone is to dismiss or abandon as unimportant. In the new government God promises to never again remember Israel's Sin...

The true spirit of prayer is watchfulness and restlessness… Being a watchmen means "on the Lord's watch"… Isaiah calls intercessors watchmen, noting that they are positioned high on the walls with such a great perspective 
They have an advantage to view and to be prayerfully focused in three directions, in the city, among the nations, and as well as developments in Heaven itself!

Ezekiel 3:17  

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

GOD HAS MADE US ALL, HIS PEOPLE, TO BE HIS WATCHMAN!

Watchman take stock of all that's going on with a spirit of urgent restlessness, refusing to keep silent before God! 

We must be diligent in prayer, we must go to the throne room of God on our knees and cry out to God for all that we need… We, all together can be the standard God uses against the enemy! 

God says if his people would repent and turn away from their sins, He would hear our cries from heaven and would heal us and restore our land… We must pay attention! We mustn't lose focus, the enemy comes like a thief in the night seeking whom he can destroy!

It seems like our Christianity is under siege… Our very free society is under attack, our first amendment is under attack.. everything seems very different now and it seems like it's all happening under are very noses… The enemy hide in plain sight!

One little trickle of water, one minuscule  crack in a pipe can cause a disaster in the long run.. but at first it seems so slow a leak that you can't see the damage behind the walls ... We can't see what's actually going on behind the walls... 
we can't see what's actually going on behind the scenes... We aren't invited into the meeting rooms were the enemy plans his schemes..
Then before you know it , the tiny leak becomes a flood of damage. ..The damage is Many times irreversible at it comes at an overwhelming cost!

What are we willing to lose?

We must keep an eye out, we must pray, seek God's  face for His divine wisdom, his strategy, his plan, his will, we must cry out to heaven and use our authority against the enemy's plans to destroy us.  We must put on our battle armor, praise and worship the Lord in the heavenly realm and 
Fight the good fight of faith! 

We must take back the land that the enemy has occupied… We must have unity where there is division… A house divided cannot stand! We all live in this nation, this world, we all need to take care of it and respect one another and stand united to keep this nation free, peaceful and just! 
We must get our news from the Lord… His Word be truth and every man a liar! 
There is abundant victory in unity… We are all here for such a time as this… There should be no talk of division… We are all created equally by God.. it doesn't matter what color your skin is because our souls are all the same color!
We all live here,  we all must take care of each other! 
I have been in many Third World countries… I've seen the way some of the corrupt parts of the world live. I've seen great poverty, great starvation, great hunger! I've been in places where Bibles are not allowed, where open worship is not allowed! 
These places are so impoverished, hopeless, and filled with despair.. These places are very dark places to live… I am always so grateful to be back in our free country where we can still openly praise God and stand on his word without fear! 

We must stand strong and not let the enemy's rhetoric divide us… God will settle and solve the cases of his people… He is a just God!
Let's check our hearts, and let's pray for the hearts of all to know the love of God! Hurt people will hurt people! 

Ezekiel 33:6  But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand.

Let's be the watchmen, let's be prayerful, let's be part of the solution .. We are all going to give an account for the things we did do while on this earth, but I also believe we will give an account for the things we did not do! 
 Let's  prayerfully  and powerfully enter the throne room of God and ask God what his plan is, what He would have us do...

Let's sound the alarm, let's let our battle cries be heard in Heaven! 

We are raised up and seated in heavenly places with Jesus at the right hand of our Father… And from there we can rule and reign in life, the enemy is a footstool under our feet… he has no authority, and  at the name of Jesus he must bow down and flee!!!!

No weapon formed against us can ever prosper… The enemy knows his days are numbered… Let's remind him who we all are . WE ARE GOD'S WATCHMAN! Let's agree together that we are delivered from all evil!!!

Isaiah 52:8 

The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.

God's vision will always be divine truth, God's word will never lie to us!

Habakkuk 2:1-20 

I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith. “Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.” 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Check yourself by Nina Keegan

ITS CHECK UP TIME!

2Timothy 3:1-13
Scripture ...But understand this, that in the last days hard times will come— for people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, hardhearted, unforgiving, backbiting, without self-control, brutal, hating what is good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to an outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people! For among these are those who slip into households and deceive weak women weighed down with sins, led away by various desires, always learning yet never able to come to the knowledge of truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these people oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and worthless concerning the faith. But these people will not make any more progress—for their folly, like that of Jannes and Jambres, will be obvious to everyone. You, however, closely followed my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faithfulness, patience, love, perseverance— as well as persecutions and sufferings that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! And the Lord rescued me from them all! Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted. But evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬13

Paul's reference to the, last days, reveals his sense of urgency. The last days began after Jesus's resurrection when the Holy Spirit came upon the believers at Pentecost. The last days will continue until Christ's second coming. This means that we too are living in the last days and we should make the most of the time that God has given us here on earth.

We all should daily check our lives against Paul's list so we do not give into societies pleasures… We must be ready, vigilant, we never know when Christ will return…

We can read the scripture in Matthew that says in the end, many Christians will fall away… This gives me such pause… We mustn't settle for the comfort without commitment, WE MUST STAND! stand up against evil by living as God would have his people live.

Why is it so tempting to love pleasure rather than God? Sin is fun for a season.. it's a snare!!!  A trap from the enemy!… We may not see the consequences of sin immediately, so we think we have  gotten away with something... God will not be mocked!!! Rest assured, God sees everything, and He knows our hearts! ...Pleasure is something we can control and God cannot be controlled..
We as believers must continuously grow in our knowledge of the Word because ignorance can make us vulnerable to deception… We are in the world, but not of the world!

We must remember that the enemy was once living in heaven… He knows the word and he knows how to twist it… Do not be tricked, know the word for yourself!

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:22
That we must run from anything that stimulates youthful lust's. Instead, we must pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

It goes on to say in verse 23, again I say, don't get involved in foolish, ignorant, arguments that only start fights.

God is our vindicator, God is our redeemer… Let's plead our cases to God, let's let Him handle and settle all of these injustices!

 2Timothy 2:19
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!"

I pray a fresh alignment and a fresh assignment for each and every one of us as we are God's watchmen on the wall, God is using us to hold open the gates for the gospel!

When the enemy comes in like a flood, God will raise a standard against the enemy, God is using all of us to raise the standard against all evil… Check your hearts, check your minds, what are you thinking on, are you reacting to evil or are you trusting God, we must pray more than we complain.. let's speak the word over evil because in the HOLY NAME OF JESUS ,
The enemy has to flee!!!
It's time, take your authority,!!!

"Lord hear our cries, and help us to stay on your path, help us  to be bold for your name, we pray that what the enemy has meant for harm,  God you will use for good, we pray that we will overcome evil with good, we pray for protection, guidance, and that no weapon formed against your people can ever prosper...
Vindicate, redeem, restore, unite, prosper, heal, and bring peace to your people, this nation, and the world… We repent of our sins and ask you to forgive us this day! Have your way!... Holy spirit come! Let your glory fall like never before!
For we ask this in Jesus name!
Hallelujah! Amen!"

In Matt 24:10 Jesus predicts that in the endtime many will fall away The result is that they will hate one another, wickedness will be multiplied, and love will grow cold. Yet whoever endures in love until the end will be saved (vv. 11, 13)

Ephesians 5:16
Make the most of your time because the days are evil.

2Timothy 2:15
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.

James 4:7
Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

LET IT GO.. by Nina Keegan

Time to let go!

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled,(A) Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds(B) about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!”So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him. He took six hundred of the best chariots,(C) along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them. The Lord hardened the heart(D) of Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he pursued the Israelites, who were marching out boldly
After reading the scripture about the Israelites who so wanted to leave captivity and head to the promised land.. I always get amazed that many of them wanted to return to captivity. As they were leaving, they truly we're not completely free because in their mindS they were still holding on their old ways ..and some even wishing they could go back to Egypt because it's what they knew… It was essentially their "normal" even though it was an awful way to live. What lied ahead for them was an total unknown and many were enslaved in their minds and gripped the past even though it meant being enslaved...

Growing in God is an ongoing process, one that requires releasing something in order to receive something else… Certain changes are not always embraced, sometimes they must be forced sometimes you have to be brought to a point of failure before you can be brought to your victory.

How many people stay in a job they hate because they're fearful of not finding a new one? They discount themselves and deem themselves to be  unqualified for anything better and they never even try to go after their dream.  They are by missing out on the plan that God has for them possibly one that has more promotions and where they can feel accomplished … How many people Are continually maintaining an evil peace within the home, in a relationship, with their older children or spouse because they are afraid to be alone or afraid to not be loved if they discipline them. So many people have such a doormat mentality one that they are so used to that they forget who they really are in Christ..many are so lost that they don't even know who they are without being manipulated and controlled continually.
We have a choice of how we view things… every day we get to decide what we let and allow in our lives and it's time to stop letting the enemy control our thoughts ..We can make a decision now to work with God or against God.
In the scripture above Pharaoh and the officials changed their minds, what represented death to Pharaoh, represented freedom to God's people. The same event meant two very different things pharaoh's plagues became the Israelites freedom.
Isn't it interesting that just when the Israelites finally had freedom in their site, pharaoh changed his mind.. likewise, What should we hold onto that we know God has been telling us that we need to let go, even if it seems very hard for us to do ..when we obey God, it will always work out for our good... it may cost you something but the pay off is always greater in the end… We mustn't be afraid to let go of the bad because we think bad is good enough!
It's interesting that when Pharaoh realized that he lost the services of the Israelites, he took 600 of his best chariots to go after them... the enemy always seems to use the best artillery to go after the people who are carrying the greatest purposes!  So if you feel like a lot is coming against you, that just means God has put a lot in you and he has a lot in store for you!
Maybe right now during this time when we are all shut down and closed up behind our doors  maybe God wants to open up something new in you.. maybe now's the time to figure out what God has put in you and the only way for you to see it Is God shutting down all that's around you… Some things have to die in us so that we can live!
Often times we will never know the lessons that we need to learn until we're on the other side of it… Lessons are often learned in hindsight. For instance going through a terrible break up doesn't seem very fun at the time but many times you can see that after the fact that it was a very toxic relationship.
It's so easy to see things on the other side of our Red Sea… Looking back we can always be reminded of how grateful we are that we got through it and are standing on dry land… But it's not that way when you're looking forward to a giant sea of water and it looks like there is absolutely nothing we can do to get across .
What are the things that you've been hanging onto all your life? Is it about control, fear, hurts, trust issues, insecurities,loss, unforgiveness…? Freedom does not always come very easily… We have to loosen our grip and be ready to grab hold of what's coming on the other side of letting go.
What is God teaching you to appreciate during these times and  in this season of letting go… Are we appreciating the things that we complained about before? Did you complain about a job or a relationship before and now you are grateful for it?
I believe God is resetting the baseline of what we appreciate.. it's time to let everything that has breath praise him! Before God gives us a new blessing, he's giving us a new baseline! Are you healthy? Praise him!  Is God sustaining you?, Praise him! Did he wake you up today? Praise him! You may not like the taste of manna but praise him in the middle of the wilderness .. Don't wish you could be back in Egypt because you don't like the food of the wilderness... It's time to start appreciating the things that we've always been so accustomed to and the things we took for granted and the people that we've taken for granted...

It's time to let go ..it's time to hold old things loosely, it's time to forget what lies behind and push forward to the things God has in store for us ..press toward the mark… Release the things you could never control to begin with.. God is trying to show us how little control we actually have over anything.

Back to normal? The way things were was not necessarily normal.. what you know is not always normal, it's  just what you're used to ..but is it God's best for you? Is it God's plan for you? It's not normal for God's people to be beat down, to be mastered and to be miserable just because it's what you know to be normal.
Negative thinking… It's time to unlearn what we've learned and let it go! 
It's time to unlearn your point of reference it's time to get a new baseline for all things God! God wants to set us free from the things we never needed to begin with… The Israelites needed to know that if they stay there, they die there!…It's not always normal.. it's just an old way of thinking and when God brings us new blessing sometimes it looks scary.. sometimes we want to go back to Egypt because we've been so used to doing something a certain way, sometimes even freedom seems scary, but it's time to release it all to God, it's time that we stop conforming with the patterns of this world.
We can either conform or we can transform… Conform is how the world works from the outside -in ..transform is how God works from the inside- out!
During this time , while being shut up in our homes, let's make it a time of letting go… Let's walk freely ...not only through the open gates of our homes but also in our minds and in our hearts… Let's not hold onto all of the old things that have caused us to go around the same moment mountain again and again and never reaching our promised land!
I know God has such a wonderful life in store for each and every one of us… Our latter reign is so much greater than our former reign … God bless you all in Jesus name!
Let it go!!!

Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasingand perfect will.



Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
Phil 3:13

Ephesians 4:31-32 

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 

Jeremiah 29:11 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 

Isaiah 43:18-19 

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV 

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:6 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Faith is in what we cannot see.. by Nina Keegan

Faith is in what we cannot see!
Hebrews 11:1

  You cannot see it visibly if you cannot first see it in your mind. 

Matthew 13:58 
And so Jesus did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.

We all know the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead… But, as I was reading the story again ..in John 11, I became aware that in the supernatural, there definitely is an order to things.
Jesus did receive word that Lazarus, his good friend, was very ill… yet, Jesus chose to not immediately go to his friend's side, He waited a couple more days. Note that Jesus's timing is not our timing. We are always in a hurry, we want God to answer our prayers expeditiously and logically. We want Jesus to do things according to our logical, natural, inside the box, thinking. But in all things, God will be glorified! His ways are so much higher than our ways. There are reasons for things we simply will not understand but are called to believe, and have faith that God knows things we do not!
When Jesus came to the area where 
His good friends Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus were, He was deeply troubled by their sadness, Jesus wept. 
They could not foresee or supernaturally understand what was about to happen… They were looking at the situation logically, in the natural… Their brother was dead, and Jesus was too late to do anything about it.

The Bible says in John 11:38
That Jesus was a groaning in himself as he came to the tomb.

He loved these three friends so much… He felt their pain deeply. 

But, when Jesus said in verse 39...

"TAKE AWAY THE STONE"

Martha said," Lord, by this time there is a stench for he has been dead four days."

How many of us miss the "Take away the stone," moments that Jesus is trying to do in our lives because we cannot logically understand his ways?

Jesus himself said to take away the stone and Martha told him it was not a good idea! 

 How many times have we ignored God's promptings because to us, it makes no sense? Faith, again, is in what we cannot see!

Martha was basically telling Jesus, who was about to supernaturally and miraculously raise her brother from the dead, that this was a situation that could not be resurrected, that this was a dead and stinky, situation, and that it was too late...

Jesus said, "Did I not say to you that if you would BELIEVE you would SEE the glory of God?"

Did you notice the order in the scripture? We need to believe first Then we will see!

What will we see? The glory of God! This  means we will see things that will be outside the natural realm of possibility, we will see miracles, we will see the supernatural.

While Jesus was talking to Martha, at the exact same time, the stone was being rolled away by the others that were there…  it says in verse 41 THEN they took the stone away...
 
  So right in the midst of her unbelief, Jesus had sent others to work on her behalf… God sends us all the help we need to help roll the stones away from our lives. 

What happens next is amazing Jesus THANKS his own Father..

Jesus could only do what his Father in heaven allowed him to do and in verse 42 , Jesus says ,"Thank you that you have heard me, and I know that you always hear me..

  IT'S ALL FOR GOD's GLORY

THEN, after giving thanks to his Father, Jesus called in a loud voice, "Lazarus come forth!"

 Verse 44, it goes on to say that when Lazarus came forth, He was bound hand and foot with grave clothes and his face was completely wrapped… But Jesus again said to the others, "Loose him
and let him Go!"

Lazarus was resurrected but he was not yet FREE . Jesus invited others to be part of the supernatural miracle…Jesus wants us free indeed.  Jesus does not do anything halfway, not only will we come out of bondage but we will be completely free!  There's no halfway breakthrough with Jesus it's always so much more than we could ever imagine.. 
We all need others to help us when we are bound…

Matthew 18:20
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

It doesn't matter what we are looking at, it doesn't matter that our facts are correct…Lazarus was dead, that's a fact!  It only matters that we believe that God can do anything and that his truth can override our emotions, our feelings and our logic… He's just asking us to believe and yes, if we believe, we will see the glory of God!

Too many of us are praying, and praising the Lord but we're not touching the stone! Let's not miss our miracle because of unbelief or because we cannot logically see an answer.
Let's ask Jesus to send the help we need to get our stones rolling, let's let faith activate what needs to be resurrected in our lives.. it's time to be free and unbound! ROLL THE STONE AWAY!  It's time to stop delaying God's power!

2 Corinthians 6

As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
    and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a]
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.




















GODLY WISDOM by Nina Keegan

WISDOM!!!! Godly wisdom!  Now more than ever we need wisdom!!! We need truth  so we can recognize evil and live righteously before God and man! 

  Proverbs 2:1-10

"Moral Benefits of Wisdom" 

v1-My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,

v-2 turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—

v-3 indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,

v-4 and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,

v-5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.

v-6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

v-7 He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

v-8 for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

v-9 Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.

v-10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

The heart is the place for the commandments and the Word of God to be hidden. If we receive into our being the wisdom of God and apply it to our heart we will do the things that are right in God's sight.

If we would spend even half the time learning the Word of God as we spend searching for worldly wealth, we would find the treasures of God. Knowledge has to be accumulated by learning. Wisdom is a gift from God. As we uncover the secrets of the Bible, We will have reverent fear of God and be filled with His knowledge.

Wisdom identifies those who are true believers, who seek to know, love, and obey God and to live righteously. These covenant keepers alone can know wisdom and experience God’s protection.

God is the source of all wisdom. His kind of wisdom brings peace. You see, we are to be wise unto salvation. If we are righteous it is because we have taken on the righteousness of Christ and that is the greatest wisdom we can acquire. The Christian actually takes on the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16 "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."

The Lord is our Protector,
if we walk uprightly in our salvation day by day.


The Bible says wisdom is more precious than rubies (Proverbs 8:11) and gold (Proverbs 16:16). So are we willing to pay? Talk is cheap. Wisdom costs. Wisdom is only words if not applied. Words become wisdom when they are internalized and the heart changes. And that is a sacrifice only a few are prepared to make. Don't just read the WORD, do what it says... be wise in Christ! 

If you desire wisdom as the principal thing (Proverbs 4:7), or require wisdom for a specific situation you face, these verses will set your feet on the path of wisdom:


But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God." - 1 Corinthians 1:24


"Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her." - Proverbs 3:15


"Don't turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you." - Proverbs 4:6


"If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you." - Proverbs 4:8

God bless you all with powerful wisdom and insight!! Please share!❤️

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Make Room by Nina Keegan

MAKE ROOM!

Change! Things around us are in a constant state of change, and has anybody ever noticed that change never makes an appointment with your calendar?
We all wish that God would just tell us to mark our calendars for next week because big changes are coming.. NO.. change, it just shows up, unannounced , mostly uninvited,  whether we are ready or not! 

 We need to be ready and willing to roll with the changes, keeping our hearts and minds focused on God!! WE NEED TO MAKE ROOM...MAKE ROOM FOR WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO IN THIS MOMENT OF UNPRECEDENTED  CHANGE! 
 HE IS OUR ONE CONSTANT, THE ONE WHO NEVER CHANGES! 

 After Jesus's death and resurrection, the disciples who once roamed the towns and villages side-by-side with the living, breathing, Jesus, now had to believe by faith in what they used to be able to touch... They were now, as we are, in an invisible covenant of having to trust in an unseen God… It was a new way of relating to God... faith in Jesus, our righteousness, they could no longer go to Jesus.. but rather now Jesus CAME TO THEM!

Even though this change had to be very hard on them… Jesus himself told them that it would be better for them that he was going away.

John 16:7
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Can you imagine what they were thinking? How could it be better that Jesus, the son of God, who walked with them, and ate with them, and prayed with them, and preached to them, and loved them, and worked miracles all around them, was not only leaving them ... but that his leaving was more beneficial to them than Him actually being with them.

How do we protect the things that God did in our lives while we simultaneously accept all that God is doing..?

We mustn't get stuck in the,"I wish It could be like it was" attitude. 

We must MAKE ROOM for all that God wants to do in us, through us, and for us during this time...
Change has a purpose and we must seek God for it!

Acts 11:5 
Peter was explaining about the time when he was in the city of Joppa, PRAYING..
 "I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners and it CAME TO ME...."

When we pray and earnestly seek God in these times of change and uncertainty, God will bring all we need to us!!! But we need to make room… Make room in our hearts, make room in our lives, let go of the old wine skins, forgive past hurts… Get rid of all doubts, repent, pray and begin to receive all that God has for you in this next season… in these times of vast change! 
Make way.. make room for what's coming, accept new changes .. don't get so comfortable with your comfort zone ..position yourselves for a miracle... seek God first .. Seek his face, his wisdom!

..IT WILL COME TO YOU!!! 

Peter did not have to chase it down, it chased him down… It came to him, and it will come to you… God's going to bring it to you and to me if we stay focused, and at peace, and steadfastly PRAYING for the will of God.. and if we stay planted by the streams of living waters, God's going to bring it to us!

Heaven opened up and Jesus came to us through his resurrection on the cross! HE CAME TO US!
Favor came down, blessings, joy, peace, wisdom, healing, the right people, the right ideas… It will all come to you when you stand praying and believing in this time of change for all that God wants to do in you ,for you, and through you.
Prepare a place, make room for what's coming!

The scripture continues and in Acts 9:40  it says, that when Peter was praying, he sent all of the other people out of the room… He had to make room… He was getting rid of all the naysayers, all the old mindsets, all the ones who couldn't receive new ideas, and those who did not believe in miracles.. He rid the room of doubters and negativity and was making an open space and room for all that God's abundant store house in Heaven wanted to pour out on him!

God was giving Peter opportunities that he didn't even pray for… Because that's how God is ...he always gives us exceedingly abundantly more than we can ask or think… Eph 3:20

Let's make room in our minds for God to do the unthinkable… For God to accomplish more through us than we could ever have imagined.. let's spend time with him, seeking what he wants for us, asking for strategies, guidance, and for Him to order our steps. 
Clear out the clutter in your heart and in your mind so you are completely freed up for all the knowledge that God wants to fill our washed clean hearts and minds with! Throw it away, lay it all down..and make room for freedom and peace! 

It's time to change our minds, it's time enlarge our borders.. then we will be able to roll through these changes with a strength, and an endurance, and a new vision.. but mostly with a definitive certainty of who God is in these diverse and  ever changing  times!!!
Make Room!!! 

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”
[English Standard Version, Hebrews 11:8]

“Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”
[1 Corinthians 15:51-42]

“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.”
[Romans 12:2]

Hebrews 13:8 ESV  

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Joshua 1:9 ESV 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lordyour God is with you wherever you go.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV  

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV 

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 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.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lordyour God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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