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Saturday, June 29, 2019

God's Armed Forces

2 Timothy 2:3-4

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Paul admonished Timothy to be a good soldier of Christ. The word "good" in that verse implies "beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent, good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends, genuine, approved."

I believe Paul was saying that when you go through hard trials, your outward appearance and inward character should stay the same. You should remain stately like a king or queen and no one should be able to see stress on your face and mood swings in your attitudes. In this life we will have tests, trials and troubles come our way, but we don’t have to allow the troubles to trouble us. We are soldiers and we must endure tough times.

The word endures means "to experience exertion, pain, or hardship without giving up." God never promised that we would not feel the affects of the storms. However, He did promise that they would not harm us though.

When you are in the military or armed forces, you are trained for combat. Soldiers have uniforms on that represent their country and when they enter enemy territory they become marked men, easily standing out to the enemy. When you are in military service, it is not unusual for your enemy to randomly shoot at you, throw things at you, spit on you and try to harass and defeat you on every hand. When people are in the armed forces they go through a different type of hardship because they are a definite threat to the enemy. They have been trained to destroy the enemy. If anyone can overthrow and demolish the enemy’s camp, it is the armed forces. They are equipped to win. They are trained fighters. They are master strategists at warfare. They are armed and dangerous and the enemy knows it so he does everything he can to impede, slow down, hinder, discourage, detour, weaken, harass, shipwreck, evade, kill, steal and destroy these special forces. However we must endure hardness, we are equipped to win!

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

BY FAITH

Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 

God’s plan for Noah included his whole house. God loves people even His enemies.
God gave Noah an assignment and Noah’s obedience to that assignment brought great blessing to him and his family. God loves your family. Can you think of any family members that God has been dealing with you to reach out to? Your obedience and/or disobedience to the plans and assignments God has for your life are most always connected to other people. The plans God has for your life are very strategic and important but they will not be obtained without faith. The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

Romans 10:16
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Noah heard from God. The words that God spoke to Noah produced faith. With the faith of God Noah prepared an ark and saved his whole family.

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! God is speaking to you by His Word and by His Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hear and Obey.
Someone maybe waiting to begin a new life with Christ, TODAY.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Authentic

Authentic means genuine and original, as opposed to being a fake or reproduction.

To be authentic is to be real, valid, bona fide, true, reliable, and dependable as opposed to fake or counterfeit. Jesus said:

John 15:1-3
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you

Jesus let us know through His teachings; and demonstrated by outward display of works that He was the real, not a phony or a want to be. When you are authentic your life will bear fruit of the trueness of your words.

John 14:11 (amp)
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's name convince you.]

Jesus was indeed who He said He was; regardless, if anybody believed Him or not. The proof of who He was, was not based on the opinions of others; but rather the life He lived. His life consistently mirrored the scriptures that prophesied of Him and the union He had with the Father. If God is in you then everything you do and say should be proof that He lives there. The book of Revelations declares that there would be those who had a name that they lived but yet were dead. (Revelations 3:1)

To be phony is to give a false impression, to make something appear to be genuine when it is not. It also can be putting on a false show of something such as sincerity or expertise.

A phony can only be detected when you know the real and genuine. Refusing to become familiar with the true can make you vulnerable to the fake. Take time to cultivate in your life the knowledge and ways of the True Vine and you will never be deceived by the counterfeit vine.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Power in Praise

Psalms 103: 1-2
 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

The psalmist was exercising spirit control over soul control. He refused to allow his soul and body to dictate his covenant praise for God. Yes, covenant praise. We were created to praise and worship God. The scriptures tell us "let everything that hath breath praise the Lord"!

The psalmist said "everything within me". That means we should never halfheartedly praise God. We should not allow our soul to go on a spiritual vacation when we praise and worship our wonderful, worthy Lord. We need to take control and command our soul and body to be in unity with our spirit to praise God with everything that is within us. God’s presence demands respect, honor and praise. To resist the unction to function in a spirit of praise in His presence is nothing short of pride and rebellion. God deserves radical praise. He is worthy of humble adoration. God inhabits the praises of His people. Wherever God is there is power. The power of God is not only released in us but through us to others as well. God’s power plus your praise is an unbeatable pair. Go ahead, release God’s power in your neighborhood, in your family, in your marriage, and on your job through your unified: spirit, soul and body praise.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Living Large

Judges 18:9-10

And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are ye still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land. 

When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth. 

God wants His children to live large! But we must be willing to rise up and go get what He has already given to us. The things God has provided for us are worth the effort. The scripture says to not be slothful. Well that word slothful means don’t be lazy. Laziness is a deadly hindrance to our destiny. It will pickpocket your divine vision and steal your dreams.

Laziness defined
• Unwilling to do any work or make an effort
• Moving slow

We must arm ourselves against this enemy of our faith and destiny. You must never allow your will to oppose God’s will for your life. Don’t argue and resist God’s plans and purposes for you by being lazy or complaining and  focusing on your inabilities. Make an effort to get up and go where He wants you to go. Get excited about things He has called you to do and then do them with the right attitude. Enter into your land of promise with the intent to take over. This is not a time to window shop, it’s time to possess.

God is extravagant; don’t limit your land to a small square foot. It’s a large land. Let God stretch your imagination and boost your expectation through meditation and supernatural insight. Be ready to see with your heart the things God reveals to you. Believe and receive! God has a place for you where there is no want or lack of anything that is in the earth. He is our Shepherd we shall not want!
So rise up and live large today!

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

By Faith

Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 

God’s plan for Noah included his whole house. God loves people even His enemies.
God gave Noah an assignment and Noah’s obedience to that assignment brought great blessing to him and his family. God loves your family. Can you think of any family members that God has been dealing with you to reach out to? Your obedience and/or disobedience to the plans and assignments God has for your life are most always connected to other people. The plans God has for your life are very strategic and important but they will not be obtained without faith. The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

Romans 10:16
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Noah heard from God. The words that God spoke to Noah produced faith. With the faith of God Noah prepared an ark and saved his whole family.

STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN! God is speaking to you by His Word and by His Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hear and Obey.
Someone maybe waiting to begin a new life with Christ, TODAY.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Submit to the Leading of the Holy Spirit

John 16:12-14

I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Jesus made it very clear from this scripture, who He had appointed to guide His church. He gave the Holy Spirit to every believer to escort and pilot us in the way of truth. God did not just leave us truth but He also provided the one who would Help us comprehend it. When Jesus spoke these words to His disciples they were mere unchanged men because Jesus had not given His life on the cross yet. Jesus told them that He had many, not a few but many things to say to them but because the Holy Spirit was not living in them yet they would not understand or comprehend the meaning of His words. If we are to live by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth (Matthew 4:4), it is so important that we have understanding. Just hearing the word of God without understanding what was said leaves the hearer no better having heard. The bible says we should not just be hearers of God’s word but doers (James 1:22-23), however, if there is a lack or breech in ones understanding how can they accurately obey. How many times have you set in a lecture, conference, class, or group of one or two people and everyone heard the same thing but when questioned concerning what you heard, it was very clear not all had the same understanding. Well, God wants all of His children to be on the same page and with clear understanding of what He has spoken.  God did not ask us to put our own twist or interpretation on His message. We are commanded in the book of Revelation not to add to or take away from God’s word.

Many times God may speak one word to you during a time of fellowship or prayer with Him. For instance, you may hear the word "go." Well most people are familiar with the natural meaning of the word go. Go is a very simple, basic, elementary word that most people would not need much explanation or interpretation. However, God revealed to us in Isaiah 55:9, that our thoughts (human intellect), are no match for His thoughts. Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit we would begin to reason in our mind what God meant when He spoke the word "go." But God did not want our earthly lives to be lead by human reasoning. Human nature does not like being out of control, it wants to be in charge and out in front all the time, that’s why we must yield to the Holy Spirit. We must welcome and surrender to the comfort of the Holy Ghost at all times. The Holy Spirit will not intervene if you want to be the one in front and in control. The bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:6, to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God. The word humble means to submit and the phrase mighty hand of God means; God’s control or authority. We must submit and yield our whole being to God’s governing authority. Our heavenly Father loves us and He will never force or drive us into submission. He is not referring to the human perspective of submission but rather a divine revelation of love which produces submission. When we become intimately acquainted with Love it is easy to surrender and/or submit to it because there is no fear in love. Perfect Love cast out fear (1 John 4:18). God is Love and there is no darkness in Him (1 John 4:16). If you Love God then you will follow Him, let Him lead the way. You are not a robot but a spirit being created by God and given the power of choice.

God will give us the understanding of what He is saying to us if we continue to seek Him for more. Don't get ahead of God just wait upon Him and lean not to your own understanding but acknowledge Him and He will direct your path ( Proverbs 3:5-6).

So choose to allow the Holy Spirit to go before you and be your guide every day in every way. He will never lead you astray!

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