Luke 6:22,23 - “Blessed are you when men shall hate you…for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy for your reward is great in heaven…"
When persecution comes, when friends or family criticize you because you love Jesus, and aren’t afraid to say so, rejoice! Shout hallelujah and leap for joy!
Paul said,"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).”
Get caught up in producing fruit through advancing in God’s purpose for your life. Get caught up in the glorious hope that’s ahead. For that hope is enough to make anyone – under any circumstance – leap for joy!
Isaiah 60:1 - “Arise, shine, for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”
The people of the world don’t have spiritual discernment. they can only go by your physical appearance, behavior, and what happens to you. In other words, if they notice something different about you, it is because they see the evidence of God’s glory on your life – in your family and work life, health and finances.
When God’s glory rises upon you, your words carry weight, even if you are not eloquent. Mabe it is your hands. When you lay hands on the sick, they recover. Mabe it is your ability to give counsel that is spot-on, or your ability to speak into their future with a word of knowledge or word of wisdom from God.
When you see this happening, it is because the people of the world are drawn to the glory of the Lord that has risen upon you!
Matthew 24:45 - "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household?"
Who is faithful? The one who spends his time doing what God has called him to do. Or as Jesus put it, the one who takes up his cross and follows Him. The one who denies his fleshly desires and spends his life on the things God desires him to do.
God may be calling you to pray for the sick or to disciple a new Christian. But you're busy, so you glide on with good intentions and tell God you'll do it later. Well later is NOW.
Decide today that you are going to be the faithful and wise servant. Serve His interests instead of your own. Do you want Him to show Himself strong for you? Then take up Jesus' thoughts today. Discover and take up His purpose for your life. Now is the time to be faithful!
2 Corinthians 5:17 - "All things have become new." 1 Corinthians 3:23 - "you are Christ's and Christ is God's."
God means for us to walk in this royal way. Jesus left us the responsibility of allowing Him to bring forth through us the greater works (John 14:12).
If we do not step into God's purpose for our life, it is a tragedy. God is waiting for us to act. Jesus lived a life of perfect activity. There is no standing still."As He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17).We must dare to press on until God comes forth in mighty power -- press on until Jesus is glorified.
1 John 2:27 - “As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you,”
According to the scriptures, before you were born again, you were without the Anointed One (Jesus). If you were without the Anointed One you were also without the anointing.
But now, since you are one with Christ, you are in the anointing of Jesus. The anointing is available to you in every situation you face to destroy every yoke of bondage. The anointing of God is God on flesh doing those things only God can do.
So, whatever you are facing today, begin factoring in the anointing in your life. If a yoke is holding you back, then rejoice, because the anointing will destroy it!
Matthew 18:10 - "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."
We have angels assigned to us. Hebrews 1:14further reveals that their purpose is to minister to us (on our behalf). Psalm 91teaches on the ministry of angels to God's people. It is the combination of our faith in God and His faithfulness to us that releases the angels to our aid. Speak forth your faith and He will send forth His angels on your behalf.
In the days to come, I am becoming so established in God's Word and power that nothing in the world order will be able to phase me. I shall not be afraid of evil tidings because my heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord
Philippians 3:13 - "I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead"
There are new places for us to move that are assignments and alignments. In order for us to position ourselves for the new, we have to unload the old. The past is mostly used to get us ready for the future.
In this new place there is healing, clarity, boldness, purpose (revelation of God's purpose for your life), provision, reward and unknown things that God will reveal when we get there.
2 Chronicles 16:9 - "The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
So often we try to figure things out instead of just trusting God and doing what He says in His Word. As a result, we end up in disobedience -- which always leads to unbelief. Don't let the giants in your life scare you into hiding. Let God know you'll trust Him and His Word no matter what the circumstances say or look like. Then worship Him knowing you'll see Him demonstrate His power and faithfulness on your behalf.
Affirmation: I keep my heart faithful toward God so that He shows Himself strong on my behalf.
Philippians 3:13,14 - “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Press into God by “adding to.” Add a few minutes more to your prayer time, Praise a few minutes more. Stretch yourself. Press through the limitations your flesh has tried to impose on you. See yourself turning from the past toward the future God has for you in Christ Jesus.
Settle in your spirit and in your mind what you need to do to advance in God’s PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE. Now, see yourself rising up and marching toward those marks with faith in your heart as the Holy Spirit leads you and give you His strength to get there.
Isaiah 26:9 - "My soul yearns for you in the night."
What is the most worthwhile thing you can experience on earth? Nothing less than God Himself! What is the first and most important thing to be done each day? It is nothing less than to seek, to know, to live, and to praise God.
So begin every day of the year with the impassioned prayer of David:"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you...in a dry and weary land" (Psalm 63:1).As you persevere in this, you will learn to expect the presence of God to surround you throughout the da
So be ablaze with His passion! And you will step into a new confidence this day. You will not be fooled by the voice of the intimidator, but you will rise up with more freedom and spontaneity than ever before. You will rise up "wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove"! (Matthew 10:16)
"And the God of peace will swiftly pound satan to a pulp under your feet! And the wonderful favor of our Lord Jesus will surround you." (Romans 16:20)
Revelation 3:20 - "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me."
In order to embrace the love of God, invite Jesus in and commune with Him basking and soaking in His love until you become love. Now you have the God kind of love flowing from your spirt in to the lives of others.
John 8:39 - "They answered and said to Him, 'Abraham is our father.' Jesus said to them, 'If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.'"Abraham was an alien and a stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God…Continue