Friday, April 24, 2015

Jesus Christ Truly is the Only Way! (4.24.15)

Jesus is the Son of GOD.  
He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross, to pay the penalty for our sins. 

GOD demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. - Romans 5:6-10.  Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with GOD His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life, of living forever with Him in heaven, if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me. - John 14:6.

GOD reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His Child. 

As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of GOD, even to those who believe on His name. - John 1:12.  You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins, and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior. There is no other GOD, regardless of what the world may say. Jehovah is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. When we leave this world, we will stand before Him and give an account for our lives. 

His word says every knee will bow,
and every mouth will confess,
that Jesus Christ is Lord.

He truly is the only way!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

How are you doing in "The Battle?" Ephesians 6:12 (4.23.15)

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds - 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

Faith Believers,
Occasionally I run into people who will say something like this - “Well, it’s okay for you to teach on spiritual warfare, but I’m just not into that sort of thing.” It doesn’t matter whether you are “into” spiritual warfare or not; the only issue is, “How are you doing in the battle?  Are you winning or losing?”

We don’t get to vote on this. It’s not a game where you can take your ball and go home. GOD’s Word is clear, For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. - Ephesians 6:12. 

Spiritual warfare is a reality that must be faced! It won’t go away. It is time to prepare ourselves to wage war, not as the world does, but with the weapons provided by the Spirit of GOD.

Father,

I thank You for the truth and clarity of Your Word
regarding the issues of spiritual warfare.

Help me to walk in Your Truth,
and to not go beyond Your Word.

As I study spiritual warfare, I pray for protection
from any attempt of Satan to swing me
to one extreme or the other.

Fill me with an even greater passion for Your Kingdom.
Thank You for delivering me from the kingdom of darkness,
into Your wonderful Kingdom of Light.

Amen


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wait on the Lord (4.22.15)

My Child,
You have so much going on that you are about to make a big mistake. You are not sure what to do, and when you’re not sure, it is best that you wait on Me. There’s no need for you to rush, for that will only cause more problems.  Step back from everything and get a fresh perspective. There is time for what must be done. I did not put a time limit on you, you did this to yourself, and now you’ve become anxious.

I know that you just want to "get it behind you." However, if you don’t wait for the right timing, you will spend more time backtracking and correcting your mistakes.  Please seek Me for wisdom. I able and willing to provide you with guidance on what needs to be done.  And when it should be done. I know your beginning, and I know your ending. Therefore, wait for Me. Wait for My timing. Oh, I know you don’t like to wait, but there is a special blessing that follows those who wait on the Lord.

Meditate on My Word:
Psalms 27:13-14 - I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Isaiah 30:15 - For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Isaiah 30:18 - And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a GOD of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Watch & Pray - Matthew 26:41 (4.21.15)

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak - Matthew 26:41

Faith Believers,
Prayer is the Lord’s way of protecting us from the enemy.

If we are do not keep our mind clear, and exercise self-control; we can, and will, easily fall into the traps that satan sets for us. In the last days, it is important that we pray and be watchful! Teach your children how easily sins such as anger and unforgiveness (Mark 11:25) can hinder our prayers.

Pray for your family, day and night, because the enemy is working non-stop to devour whomever he can. Watch and pray!  Pray for one another, always asking to the Lord to open your eyes to the schemes of the wicked one.  satan knows that he has been defeated, and that his time on this earth is short, so he is willing to do anything to keep as many people as possible out of the kingdom of GOD; but rebuke him and he will flee.
- Marilyn
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Father God,

You are very clear,
that we should be on our guard
against the temptations and tricks
of the enemy.

Help us to watch and pray,
so that we are prepared to stand firm
when he attempts to keep us
from focusing on You.

Thank you Lord
for your protection and love.

Amen


Monday, April 20, 2015

Being Concerned with the Words that Flow Out of My Mouth (4.20.15)

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. - Luke 6:45
 
Have you ever turned on the tap, only to find brown water flowing into your bathroom sink? When this happens, we are ready to declare a natural disaster and evacuate. This “family state of emergency” lasts until the water comes out clear again. Why? Brown water is disgusting. We don’t want it in our bodies, never mind in our pipes. If only I would be as concerned with the words that flow out of my mouth!

According to Jesus, what we say flows from deep within. Our mouths are like faucets, out of which flows good or evil, depending on the condition of our hearts. Sometimes we think we can clean up the way we talk, without addressing the heart problem. But that’s kind of like trying to purify water, after it comes out of the tap. The real problem is deep within the pipes. Similarly, the problem of sinful speech - like gossip, slander, grumbling, and lying - can only be fixed by repairing the heart. So there’s good news & bad news.  The bad news is, we can’t change our hearts. But the good news is that Jesus can.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. - Ezekiel 36:26

This heart transplant is something only GOD can do.
Turning from sin and trusting in Jesus is what we are called to do.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart
will flow rivers of living water. -  John 7:38 (ESV)

Having a new heart doesn’t mean it will always produce what’s pure, because we are still sinners. But I’m a sinner who has been saved by grace, to speak in a new way that edifies others, and glorifies GOD.

What’s been flowing out of your mouth lately?

Lord Jesus,
Forgive me for the sinful words
that I have spoken.

Change my heart by Your Holy Spirit,
so that what I say brings good to others
and glory to You.

Amen.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Prayer doesn't Start with Us, Prayer Starts with God (4.19.15)

"The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accord with GOD’s will - Romans 8:26-27

Faith Believers,
I want to share a thought. It has transformed my way of praying and my way of thinking about prayer. 

For years, I believed that my prayers started with me. I had to think them up. I had to get GOD’s attention somehow. With this frame of mind, prayer was often a chore. 

The Lord told me I was wrong. Prayer doesn’t start with us. Prayer starts with GOD. When GOD revealed this to me, my prayer life changed. 

GOD is the initiator. He moves us to pray on things that are His will for our life. He gives us prayer ideas. He will give us the things we ask for in prayer, if we will only believe. When we pray for others, sometimes GOD will use us as an instrument to bring forth the things asked for in prayer. 

GOD makes His Will known to us,
so that we will ask for the very things
He longs to give us.

Out of love, He want us to pray for others as well;
so that, in response to our intercession,
He can pour out blessings on them.

 ~  An Intercessory Prayer  ~

Father,

Thank You for pouring into my spirit
the things you want me to pray for,
so you can bless me as I pray for these things.

Lord, show me how to pray to You
and help me to hear Your small still voice,
as you speak to me.

Help me to become strong in prayer
and help me to pray for others as well;
so that you will bless them and give them
the desires of their heart.

Help me to pray through my weakness 

with the guidance of Your Spirit.

May I continually remember, that it is
not my will to be done; but thy will Lord.

In the name of Jesus I pray.
Amen


Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Believer's "Walk" is to be Filled with Joy (4.18.15)

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart… - Psalm 19:8

Faith Believers,
Jesus wants your heart to be filled with joy!

He desires you to rejoice and be glad,
as you follow His precepts and obey His Word.

It is not His plan for you to be downcast,
defeated, depressed or anxious about anything.

The believer’s walk is to be pure and blameless,
and regardless of circumstances, it is to be joy-filled.

Has your joy been stolen from you by the enemy?

Ask the Lord of joy to draw your heart back into
a continual season of rejoicing!
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Righteous Father,


Your precepts bring joy to my heart.

When I am feeling defeated or anxious,
would You prompt Your Spirit to remind me
that I can live a joy-filled life;
despite anything the devil throws at me?

I want others to see Your life, lived out in me,
because joy is what draws people to You.

I want my life of rejoicing to be a light
to those who have given in
to desperation and hopelessness.

Set me firmly Lord God, on a joyful path. 

 Amen


Friday, April 17, 2015

Stand & Walk in God's Word. For He has a Will for Your Life. (4.17.15)

My Child,
Do not look at things, and judge your circumstances,
by the way things appear to be in the present.

I have told you that things are not always what they appear to be. The enemy is trying to rob you of My Truth. He wants you to be discouraged with the way things appear to be.

Do not let him do that to you.
You are better than that.

I want you to stand on My Word, trust Me, and walk it out by faith. I want you to rise up, and tear down, the strongholds built up by the enemy. Do not allow your circumstances to overcome you.

I tell you this day to look to My Word.
Live through My Word.
That is the only way you will make it.

My Child, there is no other way for you. I am giving you a fresh start, so that you may dive into My Word, and see all My promises that I have for you. I want you to rise up and say "NO MORE" to the enemy. he is out to steal, kill, and destroy that which I began in you. You must not allow that to happen. Resist the enemy, stand on My Word, and he will have to flee.

If you want Me to bless you, then stand.

If you see it in My Word,
then it is My will for your life,
and do not accept anything less.
Stand. Stand. Stand on My Word!

Yes, I promised that you would prosper and be in good health; even as your soul prospers in Me. I watch over My Word and it will never return void.

Do not look back at your failures.
Do not even think about them anymore.
Trust in My Word and only look to Me.
No longer focus on what the enemy has done.

Look to Me and trust Me.
Stand behind your shield,
and use your sword to defeat the enemy.
Allow Me to wipe out the enemy from your life.

Do not allow the enemy to rob you anymore.

Walk in My Word.

Meditate on My Word - Isaiah 43:19

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My Prayer Confession 


Lord Jesus!
I praise Your Holy Name!
I have been given a fresh start.
No longer am I bound by the mistakes of my past.
 

Thank You Jesus and thank you Father God,
 for setting me free!

Amen!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You are Always on God's Mind (4.15.15)

Psalms 139:17-18 - How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me. (NLT)

My Child,
I know you’re feeling like I don’t care;
that I’ve forgotten about your needs,
and that I have more important things on My mind. 

My child, I created you in My image, you are a part of Me. 
You are My most important creation.
Oh Precious One, you’re feeling this way, because you don’t think about Me as much as you should. These thoughts and feelings of abandonment will rise up when you allow the problems of life to overrule the promises of the King.

My Child, no matter what you see going on in this world; I want you to know you are always on My mind. You are on My mind when I close your eyes at night. You are on My mind throughout the night, for I am watching over you as you sleep.  And in the morning, I am the One who wakes you up, with brand new mercies waiting for you.

You are on My mind when you leave your house each day. I am the One who guides you safely to and from your daily destinations. You are on My mind as I watch over you on your job, giving you favor with those in authority over you. You are on My mind when you’re at school, for it is I, providing the wisdom needed to help you achieve. Can’t you see that you are constantly on My mind?

Now, can I ask you to think about Me this day? Can I ask you to lay aside the cares of this world, and spend some time thinking about Me? Think about Me and take time to pray before you leave your house. Think about Me and how I am watching over your home while you’re away. Think about Me as you’re driving; think about the traveling mercy that surrounds you to keep you safe.

Think about Me as you go about your daily work, and the unmerited favor that’s raining down upon you, blessing your life. Then, before you lie down; take some time to think about Me once more, and humble yourself in prayer, giving thanks for another blessed day. If you do this each and every day, you will never again doubt whether I’m thinking about you.

For you are always on My mind.


Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Philippians 4:7-8 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.