Thursday, October 30, 2014

God Knows & Understands Everything; He is All-Powerful, Omnipotent and Sovereign (10.30.14)

Oh LORD GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You - Jeremiah 32:17

Because GOD is everywhere all of the time, know that He is omniscient. 
He knows everything. This attribute of GOD should give us comfort
 in knowing the Lord is forever present. 
He not only knows every detail of our lives, but He knows the deep hurts 
and needs of the billions of inhabitants on this earth.
As we focus on GOD and His omniscience, we can pray with a new confidence. 
When we do not understand life’s circumstances, we can rest assured that He does. 
That is why Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”

GOD knows everything, while we only know and understand in part. 
But when we focus on the omniscience of GOD and revere Him, 
we will then begin to know and understand life. 
We will be able to pray effectively when we recognize that 
only He knows and understands everything.

GOD not only knows everything all of the time in every place, 
but He also is all-powerful. He is omnipotent and sovereign. 

When Jesus was placed in a tomb after His death, 
the demons wanted to keep Him there; but the Father raised
the Son from the dead after three days.
And Jesus said to His disciples, before ascending to heaven,
'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations - Matthew 28:18–19'.

Powerful praying and powerful witnessing are a result of
having experienced GOD in His sovereign reign.
Power and authority do not belong to any person or thing.
Power and authority belong to GOD.
Nobody can stop the move of the Spirit of GOD. 
There is nothing too difficult for GOD.
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Omniscient, Omnipotent Father,
You are in control of the earth You created!
Surely there is nothing too difficult for You to accomplish!

Increase my faith to believe in Your ability to overcome
the darkest circumstance or bleakest situation in my life,
in my family or my church.

Because You know and understand everything,
I am able to come before Your throne to intercede
for the things that are on Your beautiful heart!

Thank You for this awesome privilege,
for it is an amazing gift of grace!

Amen


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

God Listens to the Prayers of His Children (10.29.14)

It all begins when we receive Christ as Savior.
Our love for GOD will grow as we long to know Him better.
His Word becomes precious, because it reveals His heart, character and will.
We read, study and memorize His Word; and express our love
for Christ by obeying His commandments.
As we obey GOD’s will, the Spirit trains us to think in terms of GOD’s will;
and He reveals Jesus and the Father to us (see John 14:21).
We increasingly learn to start thinking the thoughts He place in our spirit.

We come to understand what the will of GOD is (see Romans 12:2)
as the outcome of our prayer is revealed to us.
We will begin to pray more frequently as we understand
GOD’s will for our life.
The Holy Spirit will begin to live comfortably in us;
and through the Spirit, we will grow in understanding
the mind and will of GOD.

We begin to see life as GOD intended, according to His will.
Events and decisions are evaluated from GOD’s point of view,
and we begin to think like the Father, thinking His thoughts after Him.
We begin to understand what the Father might want in a particular situation.
The Spirit enables us to pray in terms of GOD’s thoughts.
The Father answers prayers that are in accord with His will.

The Holy Spirit develops the “Mind of Christ” in us, which explains why
true followers of Christ often pray effectively (see James 5:16).  It also
reveals what’s behind the promise, Delight yourself also in the LORD,
and He shall give you the desires of your heart - Psalm 37:4
.
True followers of Christ delight in GOD and His will.
Their lives are committed to doing GOD’s will.
They frequently pray according to GOD’s will.

GOD listens to the prayers of His obedient children.
Do you long to be heard? Become passionate about discipleship.
Obey the Fathers commandments and
He will give you the desires of your heart.
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Father,
I want to live my life committed to doing Your will
in obedient submission. 

Give me discernment, so that I may remove whatever
hindrances the enemy has placed in my life,
that keep me from fully experiencing all that You are.

Protect me from the destructive things which surround me,
and the ungodly things which continually compete for my time and attention;
so that the Holy Spirit has free reign to develop the mind of Christ in me!

In the name of your precious Son Jesus, I pray.

Amen


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trust in the Lord (10.28.14)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6  

For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. -  Proverbs 3:26  

And he said unto Me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in My infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon Me. - 2 Corinthians 12:9  



Beloved.
You have known in your heart that you have the power. 
All the power that you need is within you.

You must learn to use it. 
It is up to you to use it. 
Do not hold back on what I have given you.

You must learn to trust Me. 
To trust what I have given you.
Hold on.  Trust and believe in the promises I have given you.  I have not left you.
I have not abandoned you.  I am leading you, hearing and answering your prayers.
I am fulfilling promises made, and will call things into alignment with My Word.
Whenever you are weak, feast in Me.
For I am Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

  
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Faith Believers,
There are times when the Lord assigns certain tasks to us. 
It is in those times that we need to trust in Him
for all we need, to get the job done.

We must not allow circumstances to dictate
whether or not we will obey GOD.
We must be obedient, and know that He is with us in all that we do.

He will never ask us to do anything, without the way already being made.
He would never allow us to fail. 

It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel worthy enough,
for we all have fallen short to the Glory of GOD.
What matters is your willingness to the Lord.
He has already looked beyond your faults, He knows you can do it.
You must use what He has blessed you with. 
You must use what is in your hands, which is His Word.

Thank GOD for what you have, trust GOD for what you need.
  - Marilyn Chaney 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Putting on Your "Spiritual Warfare" Armor (10.27.14)

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of GOD’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. - Ephesians 6:10-11

Faith Believers,
We cannot fight in our own strength.
That is why GOD has given us spiritual armor
to defend ourselves from our enemy. (See Ephesians 6:10-18)

Here are the 6 pieces of armor you need for spiritual war.
  1. The “Belt of Truth”The belt of truth holds everything together. Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father , except through me. - John 14:6. Jesus is the Truth. Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Spirit of Truth.” (See John 16:13) Jesus said the Bible is truth GOD uses to sanctify us. (See John 17:17) As we get everything that is untruthful out of our lives, we become more and more like Jesus, and safer from spiritual attack. Without Jesus, you are unclothed and unprotected during battle. Accept Jesus today so you can be ready for battle with the belt of truth.
  2. The “Breastplate of Righteousness”The breastplate of righteousness protects our heart. “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe - Romans 3:22. Jesus makes us a new person created to desire Godly things. (See Ephesians 4:22-24) But it is His righteousness, given to us, (See 2 Corinthians 5:21) that we trust in, and not our own.
  3. The “Shield of Faith”The shield of faith is our trust in the promises of Jesus. Focusing on GOD’s faithfulness can block accusations, doubts and temptations that attempt to attack us. (See Ephesians 6:16)
  4. The “Helmet of Salvation”The helmet of salvation protects our thoughts. Our enemy falsely accuses and lies to us. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation - 1 Thessalonians 5:8.
  5. The “Shoes of the Gospel”The shoes of the Gospel represent the readiness given by the Gospel. It’s important to understand the truth about Jesus well enough to explain it to others. That helps you to remain standing, even after some of the worst attacks. It also makes your feet beautiful!  How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good new, the good news of peace and salvation, the goodness that GOD reigns! - Isaiah 52:7.
  6. The “Sword of the Spirit”The sword of the spirit is the Word of GOD, and our only weapon of attack. We must become skilled in using it by reading our Bible daily and spending time with our Father.



Thank GOD for what you have,
 trust GOD for what you need.
  - Marilyn Chaney 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Great Power of Jesus' Love (10.26.14)

For GOD loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16  

Beloved,
There is no greater power than that of love.
As you come to Me with your needs and cares,
do not forget that it is My love that will answer them all.
For I do not answer your prayers because I have to,
I do so because I love you.

It was My love that drove Me to the cross to save you.
When I saw you in your suffering, I reached out to save you.
When I saw you in your pain, I reached out to heal you.
When I saw you in your loneliness, I reached out to make you complete in Me.

Return to your first love, Jesus Christ.  Fall in love with Me again.
Come to Me afresh and experience this love again.
For I do not hold anything back.
My love caused Me to give up everything for you,
and this has not changed.
Many of you have yet to know the incredible power of that love,
and how much it will still change you to make you into something beautiful.
You cannot earn this love.
My love is freely given, so revel in it and receive it.

Yes, My love is a gift to you and does not come with any cost,
because the price was paid when My Father sent Me to walk amongst men..  
It was a free gift from the foundation of the earth, and it has not changed.

Trust Me and come to Me.
Understand My love and when you do,
you will see that the love I have for you
will help you to overcome and conquer all.

Is there anything more that I could do to prove My love to you?
Trust Me and come to Me.
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1 Timothy 1:14-15 - And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spend time with God, in Prayer & Meditation, Every Day (10.25.14)

Faith Believers,
Understand, satan’s goal is to keep people from GOD.
he attacks our thoughts with lies, temptation and guilt;
so we will doubt our salvation in Jesus.
he even steals our joy.
But he can never take away your salvation, because “the One
Who lives in you, is stronger than the one who is in the world."

The enemy of your soul will send all kind of people
and things into your life to destroy you.
Some people will come as Angels of light,
and you will know them by the fruit they bear.
Some you will recognize right away because
their spirit and demeanor will reek of satan.

Most of the time people do not have to open their mouth,
for the Lord will show you who they are through the things that they do.
That's why it is important to develop a relationship
with our Father and Savior, because the devil has come
to steal, kill and destroy whatever he can.
The only thing he will respect is the Word of GOD.

Spending time with the Lord each and everyday, in prayer
and meditation, is the only way to beat the enemy at his game.
The Lord will protect those who are faithful to Him, those who love Him.

Put satan under your feet, where he belongs, by rebuking him,
in the name of Jesus, each time he rears his ugly head.
Pray for those people that the enemy is using.
The workers of satan fail to realize that he has already been defeated
and he has no power to harm a child of GOD.

Stay in prayer, and believe that you are
going to recieve the victory over all your situations.

Thank GOD for what you have, trust GOD for what you need.
  - Marilyn Chaney 


Friday, October 24, 2014

In the Solitude, We are Refined, Tried, Tested & Strengthened (10.24.14)

I have heard you My child, and I know where you are. 

I see all that you are going through. 
You are in a place of solitude. 

I have you in a place where you have never been before,
and for some of you, you're very uncomfortable. 
A place where no one knows or can discern your call;
or the purpose for what you are going through.  

Is it not I who have hidden you?
Is it not I who chose to put you in this place? 
Is it not I who controls your life?
Yes, and it is I who chose to hide my plan and purpose of this call
from those who surround you. 

Yes, no man will interfere with what I am doing in your life.  

You see My child, you were called, chosen and ordained
by Me, for My purpose. 
And in this place of solitude, this place of not understanding,
this place of feeling passed over - it will reveal how much you love Me. 
It is in this place that you are being refined.
It is in this place that your heart is being tried and tested,
to see if you will continue to serve Me or serve man.  

I want you to be strong My child, for I am with you. 
I want you to humble yourself before Me,
as I destroy the spirit of pride that exists in your life. 
I know, you did not know that it was there, but I did. 
And I want you to continue to draw nearer to Me, as I crucify your flesh.
And painful as it may be, it is a process that we cannot avoid. 

I say "we," because I will be with you until the end. 
Remember, I promised never to leave you, nor forsake you. 
Together, we will make it through.
And you will begin to confess over and over, even in your sleep,
“It is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me. Christ and I are one. 
Surely I have been crucified with Christ.”  


So once more I say to you, be strong and
be not discouraged while in this place that no man knows. 
But rejoice, for You are in My Perfect Will,
and I shall bring you forth in due season.

Know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I will never
leave you, nor forsake you.
I have you in My hands.

You have been found faithful and have touched My Heart;
you are My Child, and I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fear Not!! (10.23.14)

My Child,
Why do you fear? I have proven Myself over and over. 
The delay does not mean that your blessing has been denied. 
I am only giving you more time to pray, more time to minister before Me
and more time to seek My Face.

Cast that spirit which is troubling you, off of you, for it does not belong to Me.
I never gave you a spirit of fear.
I gave you a spirit of power, use it.
Stand strong, resist the enemy and he will flee.

Yes, I know you are under pressure, but remember, I Am always with you.
I will not allow the waters to overtake you.
They shall not overflow. When the heat is on, 
you will not be burned; neither shall flames come nigh thee.

Fear not, and command that which is troubling you, to leave.
Rise up in the authority which I have given you.
Know that I Am with thee.
Even when you are weak, I will be there to strengthen you.
I will keep you lifted with My hand of righteousness.

Fear not, My Child!
Fear not!
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Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy GOD: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 43:2 - When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

2 Timothy 1:7 - For GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Everything You are Going Through is Working Out for Your Good. Rejoice! (10.22.14)

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. - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Beloved,
Just as Paul suffered in his ministry, and I suffered in mine,
so shall you suffer in the walk you have chosen.
After all you have chosen to follow Me.
Yet, I want you to be just as faithful as
My servant Paul, he didn’t give up.
Trouble surrounded him many times,
but he knew at all times I could see him through.
Why?  Because, Paul knew that trouble doesn’t last forever.

I must allow you to suffer as My Father allowed Me to suffer.
I never said it was going to be easy, but I always promised
you that I would be with you.
Remember, I told you I would never forsake you,
nor leave you.  My Words are true.
I am always watching over you.

My prayer in the garden wasn’t just for Me,
it was for all of My sheep.
I cried out in the garden; I cried out to My Father three times.
It was there I told My Father, nevertheless. Say it with Me.
NEVERTHELESS. NEVERTHELESS.
That is your word, your breakthrough word, use it with My name.
My name is JESUS.

Now press your way through Beloved.
Each test has a purpose, and each test will make you
wiser and stronger. I want you to be more like Me.
Everything you are going through is working out for your good.
Yes, it hurts. I know you want to give up,
but you can’t, because trouble won't last forever.

Think it not strange when a fiery trial comes upon you,
as though some strange thing has happened. It isn’t strange.
Look at how My disciples suffered, and how they were changed.
Oh, look at how suffering changed Job. Rejoice!
Push your way through the storm. Rejoice I say rejoice!
Trouble won’t last forever.

Again, I know it’s hard, but you have to know that I am with you;
and guiding you through the storm.
Think of how bad it would be if I wasn’t with you,
in the midst of the storm, holding back the winds and the waves of the sea.

Stop looking at the situations and the circumstances
of this life, and focus on My glory. 
Yes focus on Me, because I am the only one
that can change your situation.

Lift your eyes up and look unto the hills
from whence cometh your help, because trouble won’t last always.

You should know, that at the end of the storm will be your blessing.
Yes, there is a Lily in the Valley,
and it is as bright as the MORNING STAR.
There is a ROSE OF SHARON springing up
in the midst of your desert,
because your breakthrough is HERE.
Your deliverance is HERE.

The time has come for you to be blessed. 

~ Prayer ~
Heavenly Father,
I am so grateful that trouble won’t last forever.
I know, that as long as I have You in my life,
I will always be victorious.

I am so grateful for your amazing Grace,
and even though things sometimes seem to be unstable,
I will rejoice in your Holy Name, in spite of.

I know you are with me because Your Word said,
You will never leave me nor forsake me.

Thank you Lord God for all trials,
because I know I will overcome them all,
in Your name.

I offer this prayer in Your Son Jesus' name,
Amen


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Past Issues; Embrace a Life of New Season & New Changes (10.21.14)

My Child,
In this season, I am going to open many doors before you. 
But in order to embrace what I am about to open and reveal to you,
you must shut the doors of your past that have held you in bondage. 
Release those issues and people that have held you back for so long.

I have brought people and situations into your life for a reason.
The season has arrived where I will remove those things
that are not in line with My Will for your life.
So embrace the new change which is about to take place.
I have promised to bless those who love Me and obey My Word. 

Philippians 3:13-14 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in Christ Jesus.

Faith Believers,
I pray your day is blessed, 
Always thank GOD for what you have,
and trust GOD for what you need.

  - Marilyn Chaney