Saturday, May 28, 2016

You Will Never Know What God Can Do Through You, If You Don't Have Faith & Move Your Feet (5.28.16)

My Child,
Yes, I can give you this mountain. It’s already yours. It is the one I promised you years ago. Remember? However, you said to Me, “There are giants in the land and obstacles too tall, too wide and too deep.” Even now, you are still asking yourself, will I actually be able to eliminate the obstacles? But, I say to you, stop wondering and take action. You will never know what I can do through you, and for you if you don’t have faith and move your feet.

You have not because you ask not. Ask in faith, and 
believe that it’s already done; then stand and act like it’s yours. You have waited years to conquer this mountain; wondering and questioning if you will ever possess it.  You’ve circled this mountain long enough; staring at it won’t help you to possess it, but stepping out on faith will.

By the way, why are you so timid and meek these days? You are a mighty warrior in your own right. And yet, you are allowing the enemy to hinder you from moving forward. I promised that you would do greater things.  If you lack wisdom, ask, and you shall receive; good measure, pressed down and overflowing. I will not withhold any good thing from you.

You ask Me, can I give you this mountain?  Well, let Me ask you, “Do you want this mountain?” If you want this mountain, it is yours. Now, go in the strength of the Lord, and possess it.
 

Read and Meditate on His Word:


Deuteronomy 2:3 - Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. 

Numbers 13:30 - And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 

Joseph 14:12 -
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said. 

James 4:2 - Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 

James 2:26 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. 

Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete 
withal it shall be measured to you again.

 

The Expected End - Honoring God Through Prayer (5.27.16)

Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me. - Psalm 50:15 

Faith Believers,
It is often said that, “Anything that brings you to your knees in prayer is a good thing.” Easier said than done! Though this quote is easy to speak, it’s hard to embrace when we’re in the midst of an overwhelming trial.

It must have been hard for the tribe of Judah, GOD’s chosen people, as He sent them into Babylonian captivity. GOD said to them in 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. 

I love how the King James Version Bible translates the end of this verse: "to give you an expected end." GOD knows the end result of the things He allows to touch our lives or the things He sovereignly sends. Actually, one meaning of the word “good” in Hebrew is, “capable of accomplishing GOD’s designed purpose.”

What “expected end” does GOD want for us? Jeremiah 29:12-13 says, “Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

GOD longs for us to spend time with Him in prayer, just as He did with the people of Judah. He yearns for us to seek Him, regardless of our situation, so that He may intervene on our behalf; and as a result of this, we honor Him.
  - Marilyn

 

Thank You Father,
that we can bring any need to You in prayer.
Thank You that we have the confidence to know
that You hear us, and will answer us,
according to Your perfect will for our lives.

Amen


 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Promises of Peace, Rest, Provision & Opportunity are Waiting to Overtake You (5.26.16)

My Child,
Today is a new day, for yesterday has passed away, so let bygones be bygones, says the Lord.
The night has fled and all that remains is the promise of a new day in My Presence.
The promises of peace and rest, of provision and opportunity, are waiting to overtake you.

Therefore, live this day knowing that every moment is a fresh and pristine opportunity
to make a choice to live according to My Word.

 It has been said that actions speak louder than words. When you profess to Love the Lord and are willing to lay down the things of this world to serve Him, people will begin to watch you. They are watching to see if your actions reflect the words you are speaking.

Do not let the things that happened yesterday dictate how you will serve the Lord today.
His mercies are new every morning.

Lift up your head as you look forward to receiving great blessings.
Leave yesterday behind you, because you will never see that day again.
Embrace this new day and all the possibilities that it brings.

Now, take my hand and walk with Me to experience the peace of My presence. 
It’s a new day.  Brand new mercy and blessings await you.



Read and Meditate on His Word

Psalm 44:8 - In GOD we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

Psalm 118:24 - This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Isaiah 42:9 - Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.


Isaiah 43:18 - Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 

Lamentations 3:22-23 - It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stand and Walk in Faith, Knowing that God will Bring You Through Every Trial (5.25.16)

My Warriors,
The time has come for you to stand up and fight in the name of Jesus.
Now is the time to get on your knees and seek My Face
like never before, as you cry out to Heaven. 

Say no to the tricks and schemes of the enemy and declare war!
Stand and walk in faith, and know that I will bring you through every trial.
Arise in the midst of the battle and march forth
declaring war on the enemy and his followers!

Stand in My Name, Beloved, as you declare war on the enemy and as you do this darkness will be expelled.  Stand firm on My Word while putting on the whole armor of GOD. 

Shout and declare, "I am alive and the power and the authority of the Lord is upon
 my life!!" 

There is no time to be a victim of life's circumstances or the wiles of the devil. You are a chosen generation, part of a royal kingdom, and I have established you with My Authority to overcome.

No weapon formed against you shall prosper for I Am with you.  I Am bigger than any obstacle that may cross your path.  I have given you authority and boldness to speak to the mountains and defeat the giants in your life.  Now is the time for you to go forth in power  I have given you.  I will go before you to make the crooked places straight.

I have already prepared the way, and
the stumbling blocks and hindering forces have been removed.


It’s time to forget about the disappointments and the things that discouraged you in the past. You must learn from those difficult times, but refuse to go down in defeat.  Yes, you have victory in Me, and the work I have begun in you - I will finish. So, rise up in power and authority, for you shall come through every storm and battle because I Am with you.  Proclaim that you are an overcomer in Christ Jesus.

As your faith in Me become stronger,
the giants and mountains in your life will be defeated.

Your enemies will be defeated as you proclaim My Name.

The season to fight and expel darkness has come upon you.

My Word lives in you and it shall not return null and void.
Therefore stand on My Word, and the promises I have made.
I Am not man that I should lie.
Claim the victory right now, in My mighty Name!


Read and Meditate on His Word
Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. 

Ephesians 6:10–13 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of GOD, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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.

1 Timothy 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Obstacle in Your Path (5.24.16)

Faith Believers,
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway, then he hid and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about moving the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables, upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many others never understand,
every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.


Are you ready for this? What is it that you are going through today? What is it that is trying your patience, getting on your last nerve? What obstacle is blocking your way? There is a reason for everything that you are going through.

Stop right now where you are and give GOD the praise.
Give Him the glory and shout HALLELUJAH
for allowing you to be the vessel He has chosen this day
to be glorified through.

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. - 1 Peter 4:12-13


Oh, praise His Holy Name for another opportunity for Him to be glorified in what you are going through.

GOD want you to count it all joy this day.

The Word says, 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 - James 1:2-4.  That’s right, count it all joy; praise the Lord in the midst of the tribulation, knowing the trying of your faith (that obstacle) worketh patience, and patience, experience; and experience hope and hope will not make you ashamed because you have the love of GOD within your heart. (See Romans 5:3-5)


So while the enemy thinks he is winning by working your last nerve, you are being perfected, and when it’s all said and done, there is a blessing waiting for you.

Therefore, let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Laugh at the enemy for the more he tries to block your way, the more he’s helping you to move closer to your blessing.  Don't try to avoid it, don't ignore it, go through it praising the Lord; for he has just provided you with your stepping stone to victory.


Oh, lift up your voice and praise your way right through it, right into your blessing.
GOD said to be always be joyful never stop praying.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is GOD's Will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). 


Rejoice, even though for a season.  You might go through the fire, because this trial of your faith is much more precious than of gold that perisheth.  Though tried with fire, you want to be found praising and giving honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7)

Is that obstacle still there?
Well, you know what to do.

  -  Marilyn

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

A "Trusting God" Prayer (5.23.16)

Father God,
I know that You care about every detail
in the lives of Your children.

I am so grateful that I don’t have to be anxious for anything,
because You are a source of inexhaustible supply
when I place my heart next to Your plans
and purposes for my life.

Show me how to have the kind of trust,
trusting in Your ability to hear and answer prayers,
that Your prophets and disciples had.

Forgive me Lord, when I have the least bit of doubt in my heart
about your love for me, because I know You love me and
You will never forsake me.

May Your Name be glorified
as You move in response
to the prayers of your people! 

Amen

Sunday, May 22, 2016

There's Power in the Name of.... JESUS!! (5.22.16)





 
Jesus, say it… say it often.  Jesus.
Say it until you feel the peace of My love taking control.
Jesus… In My Name - there is love,
in My Name - there is peace,
in My Name - there is joy. 
All that you need, is in My Name.  Jesus, say it…. Jesus. 
There is power in My name.

 

 
Abraham called Me Jehovah Jireh, I Am your provider. 
Moses called Me Jehovah Ropheka, I Am your healer,
Gideon called Me Jehovah Shalom, I Am your peace,
David called Me Jehovah Rohi, I Am your shepherd.  
Call Me…I love to hear you call My Name… Jesus.
______
Oh Jesus, How I love to call your Name.  
Jesus, Jesus, the heavens move at the sound of your Name.  
Jesus, my provider; Jesus, my healer;
Jesus, You are my peace.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Do Not Be Discouraged. Stay Focused on God with Your Whole Being. He has NOT Forsaken You!! (5.20.16)

My Child,
You cannot lose hope now; you have come too far to give up.

What is going on in your life to make you think I cannot bring you out of this situation? I can, and I will, bring you out - according to My Plan for your life. I will take what seems like an impossible situation, and cause you to say, “Only Jesus could have worked this out.” 


You do not have time to be discouraged and give up hope.
I Am going before you right now, putting things in order.

Nothing will be able to touch you, or catch you off guard;
for I Am doing a complete work within you.

I see your struggles and I see what you are going through,
I will fix it.

Do not believe the lies of the enemy,
instead cling to the promises I have given to you.

When the storms are over beloved,
you will arise changed;
as you walk into the fullness of your calling.

Do not back down. 
Put on the armor I have provided for 
you, and move forward.

The people who are trying to slow you down will not be successful, no longer will they be a hindrance in your walk. I want you to keep your eyes on Me, and do not be thrown off guard by the works of man; because they too, are in My Hands.

I want you to stay focused on Me with your whole being.

So, please do not give up, for others are depending 
on you.
Be faithful to the call, and you shall be rewarded with blessings untold.
Trust Me to provide for your every need.
Trust Me to lift you up, out of despair and into heavenly blessings.

Therefore, I say unto you, do not be discouraged. I have not forsaken you.


Read and Meditate on My Word
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 - We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;


Thursday, May 19, 2016

We Must Be "Holy Spirit Inspired" to Love God..... and to Express God's Love to Others (5.19.16)

Faith Believers,
Jesus tells us that the law and the prophets were "Holy Spirit inspired" to teach us how to live.
If we are to live in fulfillment of GOD’s purpose, then we must do two things.
We must love GOD and we must be an expression of His love to our neighbor.

We were created to know and love GOD intimately. It is unreasonable to believe that we can love GOD with our whole hearts, without a personal, intimate knowledge of Him. We will never come to know Him intimately without spending personal time with Him.

GOD also said that we must love one another, regardless. I know this is hard because we are human and we have feelings, especially when another person offends us. 

But we MUST - Forgive, forgive and forgive beloved!!!
This will please the Lord. 
  -  Marilyn


Heavenly Father,
You created me for Yourself and yet, too often
I act like we are distant relatives. 

Forgive my lack of attentiveness, and the unconcern
for my brothers and sisters that I tend to show sometimes.
For You have call me to love them as I love myself. 

What a selfish child I am sometimes Lord;
and yet, You still call me Your beloved.  Your Child.

Set my heart upon Your commands and give me
a deep desire to live continually in Your presence;
and to forgive others as you have forgiven me of my sins.

Amen

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GOD is ROLLING YOU UP (5.18.16)

Faith Believers,
Have you ever got up in the morning and went to the bathroom to brush your teeth before starting your day, only to remember that you forgot to stop at the store the day before to pick up toothpaste?

You stand there staring at the almost empty tube thinking that you are not going to be able to get enough out of it to brush your teeth. Already running late, but you need to brush your teeth before leaving the house. Therefore, you have to figure out a way to get that last ounce of toothpaste out of the tube. So, what do you do? You start rolling up that tube, so you can get more out of it. The container may look empty; however, we know if we roll it up, if there is anything left in that tube it will be pushed out.

Are there times in life when you feel like you are at your wits end.
You do not know which way to turn, and
you do not know how much more you can take.

You are being ROLLED UP by the Lord.

You feel as though you have cried until you just cannot cry anymore. Everything within you wants to give up. You cry out to the Lord as Elijah did “It is enough now, O Lord, take away my life.”

You're being ROLLED UP.

You have exhausted every option available, you do not know what else to do. You feel totally empty. You do not feel you can take another step. However, something so deep inside is pushing you not to give up.

GOD is ROLLING YOU UP.

You just want to throw your hands up and say, "I have done all I know to do.  I've prayed and prayed, yet nothing has changed!" Why do I even keep trying? Well, guess what?

You are being ROLLED UP.

Whatever situation you are facing right now; whatever is getting on your last nerve, know that you are being ROLLED UP, GOD wants to get more faith out of you. He knows there is more to you than what you can see, and sometimes.

He has to ROLL US UP to get it out of us.

This thing that has come to try you is not to destroy you, but to strengthen you; it will give you more faith, and more endurance. GOD desire for you to have more praise, more worship and more of a testimony, and sometimes it takes

ROLLING US UP to bring it forth.

I do not know about you, but I want to give GOD the very best that I have. If He has to ROLL ME UP to get it, then let His will be done. So, I say to you today be encouraged and know that the Lord is ROLLING YOU UP because the best is yet to come forth.

ROLL ME UP LORD!
 
  -  Marilyn


Read and Meditate on His Word
1 Peter 4:12-13 - Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.