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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

WORD FROM THE LORD
Every day I spend time with the Lord in the morning and He speaks to my heart words that are encouraging, exhorting and sometimes rebuking.

At first, I felt not to share these words with others, but then I realized I am just one of His followers. There are many people who need a word daily from the Lord, but they do not have the time to seek Him. This is why I decided to share the words I received from time to time. The messages are in first person as the the Lord relayed them to my spirtual ears.

FAMILY
We have three sons and nine grandchildren. There is something new happening all the time in the Sommer family. I will post some of these events of interest.

MINISTRY
Tom and I have traveled the world. To find out more about our ministry you may consult our webpage -
http://www.voiceofthesword.com/.
I will keep you updated on future speaking enagements and ministry developments.


Friday, December 31, 2010

CLOUDS

I ride on the clouds. When you see a bright blue sky with white puffy clouds, think of Me. I am in the heavens, and I am also within you. Wherever you are, I am with you. I am omnipresent. I fill all in all.

My strength is in the clouds. Think about this whenever you have to travel by plane to a destination. Even on a day that is overcast, My sun is still shining. Even on the days that you may feel dreary or weary, I am still shining within you.

Draw upon My strength today. I am the light of the world Who can penetrate all darkness. I will lighten and brighten your countenance today as you turn to Me. You never have to have a cloudy day in your soul because I am your strength, your joy, your hope, your peace and I am all love. Meditate on these truths if ever you feel a little down. I am the glory and lifter of your head. Never forget that truth.

PSALM 36:5, 68:34; PSALM 3:3

Thursday, December 30, 2010

CHALLENGES

Challenges are a part of life. Whenever you are challenged to step out in faith, I am there to catch you. To meet every challenge successfully simply keep your focus on Me, not yourself. Grace begins when your own self-effort ends. I will supply all the grace you will need to move ahead in your walk of faith with Me.

Remember that I have gone before you and I have met every challenge and overcome every challenge that life can offer. I can make what seems to be a mountain to you melt in the warmth of My presence as you look to Me. My grace is always sufficient to meet every need and My throne of grace awaits to hear you cry out for My help in your time of need.

2 CORINTHIANS 12:9; HEBREWS 4:16

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AGREEMENT

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am in the midst of them. I love to see two people agreeing together in prayer. Their prayers of agreement avail much. I told My disciples that if two agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

The Christian walk is not designed to be a walk alone. I created you to have fellowship with one another and with Me. A friend sharpens the countenance of another friend just as iron sharpens iron.

Whenever you desire to have a breakthrough in prayer, pray with someonelse about the situation. Spiritual warfare prayers are more effective when two come against the enemy in prayer. Remember one can put 1,000 to flight, but two can put 10,000 to flight.

MATTHEW 18:19; PROVERBS 27:17;

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

FILLED FULL-FULFILLED

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled." I said those words to My disciples and those gathered around them before I went to the cross. When I died as the perfect sin sacrifice, I fulfilled all of Father's requirements for righteousness and now I can impart this gift of righteousness to all those who believe in Me. I became sin so that you might become the righteousness of God in Me.

No longer do you have to hunger and thirst after righteousness. I have given righteousness to you as a free gift. This good news is what I want you to share with others so that they too might receive My righteousness.

I fulfilled every requirement for righteousness so that now you can be filled full of My Spirit. I do desire that you hunger and thirst for more of Me. When you do, I will feed your longing soul with My Word and quench your thirst with My Spirit.

MATTHEW 5:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

Monday, December 27, 2010

REFLECTION

It is that time of year when you reflect on past Christmas times with your family and friends. During these days of quiet reflection, remember My faithfulness to you over the years. Recall the many answered prayers and the warmth of My presence with you moment by moment.

My mercies are new every morning and you can look forward to many more mercy-filled mornings with Me as you praise and worship Me. In the evening recall the events of the day and how I graced you with My strength and gave you My wisdom. Great is My faithfulness to you.

Each day with you is a joy and I look forward to many more days with you now and into eternity. Remember always that you are here on Earth to reflect My glory to others. Let Me fill you afresh with My mighty anointing each day and continue to delight yourself in Me.

PSALM 89:24

Sunday, December 26, 2010

MOMENTS

Live each day as though it will be your last day on Earth. Never let the moments swallow you up into any kind of strife with your friends or family members. Whoever is in your presence at the moment is the person I have given to you as a gift. I want you to share My love with that person. Think about what you would say to that person if you knew you would never have a chance to speak to that one again. Then speak those words and let your speech be filled with grace.

Relish the moments I give you. Praise Me throughout the day. Soak in My love and the beauty of My nature. Each minute counts for eternity. Remember that.

COLOSSIANS 4:6

Saturday, December 25, 2010

BIRTHDAY PARTY

You look forward to this day all year. Pray for those who have never heard about Me. There are still many in the world who need to hear My good news.

On this day when you celebrate My birth, I desire only one present. I desire for one more soul to come to know Me in a personal way. I rejoice when I see you share My truths with others because I know that My truth will set them free from bondage.

Liberated souls are gifts to Me that make Me rejoice. The angels rejoice with Me when one soul receives Me as their Lord and Savior. All heaven has a birthday party when one sinner repents. Thank Me today for the day of your new birth and always be ready to invite others to know Me.

LUKE 2

Friday, December 24, 2010

VICTORY

This is the victory that overcomes the world even your faith. John wrote those words several years after My death and resurrection. I purchased that victory on the cross for you. I purchased complete victory over sin for you when I died as the perfect sin sacrifice.

You cannot see Me, but by faith you can know My presence with you daily. I was so real to the psalmist David that he wrote that My face was ever before Him.

Exercise your faith today. Use your divine imagination as you take time to sit in My presence. See Me by faith on every page of the Bible as you read My Word. If you lack faith to believe a promise given to you in My Word, ask Me to give you the gift of faith. You will always be victorious in every trial as you keep your heart and mind focused on Me and see Me with eyes of faith.

1 JOHN 5:4; PSALM 41:12

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ONENESS

I prayed to My Father for all those who believe in Me to become one even as I and the Father are One. The possibility of that oneness was purchased for you when I gave Myself as a willing sacrifice for your sins. The way to have complete righteousness with My Father was paved because of My atoning blood. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins. At oneness with Me and the Father is My gift to you.

Those who believe in Me today can be one with Me and the Father. Also My Holy Spirit can give you the power to be at one with fellow believers. This does not mean that you will never disagree with them. This means that My arms of love are big enough to embrace you and other saints and gather you all to Myself. It is not man's doctrines that bind those who believe in Me together. It is My love.

My love also extends to all those who do not yet believe in Me. I wept as I looked at Jersualem because I wanted to gather them all to Me as a mother hen gathers her baby chicks, but they would not. Pray for those who do not yet know Me to stop their busyness just long enough to receive My love.

LEVITICUS 17:11; JOHN 17:11; MATTHEW 23:37

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RELATIONSHIPS

Sometimes relationships can be difficult. However, it only takes one person in a relationship to infuse peace into any argument or disagreement. You never have to prove your point or win an agrument. Be willing to allow the other person to have his/her view and listen. Most people just want a listening ear.

I had a listening ear when I walked on Earth. I never had to prove My point because I knew Who I was, where I was going, and what I was called to do. I was secure in My Father's will. When you are secure in Me, you do not have to prove anything because I have already proved everything. I am the Truth and truth always wins every battle.

JOHN 14:6

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WINTER

I undress the trees in the season of fall so that they will be ready for their new clothes in the spring. The winter trees appear to be dead. They have no outward signs of life. Yet, I am daily feeding them the nutrients they need to blossom and bear fruit in the spring.

It may seem to you that you are in the winter season of your life when you feel you are not bearing fruit. However, the truth is that you always bear fruit as you abide in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches.

I created you to be a tree of righteousness that bears fruit no matter what season you experience in this life. As you meditate on My Word day and night, you will be a tree planted by the rivers of water and your leaves will never wither. Never forget that I am your sustaining power Who causes you to be fruitful in every season.

Thank Me today for My nourishing power that surges through you at all times.

PSALM 1

Monday, December 20, 2010

ETERNAL EXPERIENCES

Experience is one of the qualifiations employers look for in a perspective employee. Experiences in life often shape the way you think and act. However, there is only one experience in your life on Earth that will change your life for all eternity. What you experienced when you accepted Me as the Lord and Savior of your life will last eternally and will change both the way you think and act.

When you accepted Me as your Lord, the door was opened for you to have experiences with Me for all eternity. There is no other experience that the world offers that compares to the experiences you have with Me. Your alone times with Me pave the way for you to experience My love, My joy, My peace and all that My kingdom has to offer you moment by moment.

Thank Me today for the experience you have with Me as you pray and read your Bible. Look forward to all the experiences in the future that you will have with Me eternally.

ROMANS 5:1-11

Sunday, December 19, 2010

WRAPPING IT UP!

"That wraps it up!" This is an expression used by many to convey that they have finished a project. When I was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger, I had many projects to accomplish. When I willingly gave My life as the perfect sacrifice to pave the way for mankind to be reconciled to My Father in heaven, I cried out, "IT IS FINISHED!!" On that day I had completed the works Father had assigned Me.

I was resurrected from the dead and forty days later ascended into heaven. On that day, I sat down on the right hand of My Father. My work was completed and your work as a believer began. You and all those who believe in Me are daily given assignments by My Father. I do the work through you as you daily submit your body to Me as a living sacrifice.

Today ask Me to reveal those works the Father wants to accomplish through you. Then ask My Holy Spirit to empower you to do those works. Never forget that I am the One Who works through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure. Work for the night is coming when you will not be able to work.

JOHN 17:4, 19:30; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, December 18, 2010

GLORY

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things which I have prepared for those who love Me. If you could have your eyes opened to see the wonders of My glory and what awaits you when you leave this Earth, you would be satisfied with nothing less than dwelling moment by moment in My presence. In my presence is fulness of joy.

The things of this world offer only temporary pleasure, but I offer eternal pleasure. I put a longing in your soul for Me and that longing can only be satisfied as you abide moment by moment in Me. The glitter of this season fades quickly, but the glory of My presence with you never dims.

Allow My light to permeate your soul today and your soul will be satiated with My lavish love.

I CORINTHIANS 2:9; ISAIAH 64:4 65:17; PSALM 16:11

Friday, December 17, 2010

GOODWILL

When the angels announced My birth to the shepherds, they exclaimed, "Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men!" On that great day the glory of the highest heaven came down to Earth. I am that glory. On that day the way was provided for mankind to have peace, love and joy in their hearts and good will towards others. I am that way.

When I died as the perfect sacrifice for sin and was raised again, I provided a way for all those who believe in Me to have peace and to abide in My love for all eternity. Your assignment now is to share these truths with others so that they also can be translated from the kingdom of darkness into My kingdom of light.

LUKE 2:14; 1 PETER 2:9

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SILENCE

"Silence is golden." This is an expression that many use today. Truly silence is golden because I can speak to you and reveal My glory to you in those golden moments of silence. Never be so busy that you neglect to spend just a few minutes in My presence in the morning before the business of the day interferes with your hearing from Me. I am speaking to you throughout the day, but you will be able to hear from Me clearly when you sit quietly in My presence in the morning.

Sitting in silence for just a few minutes in the morning can be compared to fine tuning a radio to hear your favorite radio station. I am able to strengthen you for the day in those quiet moments that you seek to hear My voice. That quietness will give you confidence to meet the day with My strength, not your own.

Remember how your parents used to exclaim, "Will you please just be quiet and still just for a minute so that I can tell you something!" I am saying that to you today. Take just a moment of quiet each morning and allow Me to infuse you with My strength, peace, joy, and love. In that moment I can give you a word from Me that will help you get through the day.

ISAIAH 30:15

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

EBB AND FLOW

Observe the ocean and how the waves come to shore and then recede. So it is with life. There is an ebb and flow to life. Sometimes there will be waves of adversity that crash on the shoreline of your life. There can also be waves of glory that overwhelm you as you spend time with Me. There may be times when your life seems to ebb under the pressures of your daily routines.

I have prepared the River of Life that flows from My throne room just for you. Every morning when you spend time with Me, ask Me to set the sails of your life to flow peacefully on that River. When you pray this way, My peace, joy, and love will overwhelm you during the day and your emotions will be stabilized by My hope. The wind of My Holy Spirit will help you sail through whatever storm you may encounter during the day.

REVELATION 22:1-5

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RECOGNITION

Recognition of My presence with you always is the secret to abiding in Me. I am more real than those friends and family you may see today. I know you cannot see Me, but I am near to you and want to care for you during this day.

Acknowledge My presence with you by taking time in the day to thank Me and praise Me. Talk with Me even when you are doing the most menial tasks. Communication with Me leads to communion with Me and this confirms My union with you. In Me you live and move and have your being. Without Me you can do nothing. When you recognize that you are totally dependent upon Me, I am able to give you the blessings of My wisdom and strength throughout the day.

What a joy it is for Me to see you set your affections on the things that are above rather than the things on this Earth. When you do this, heaven comes down and glory fills your soul.

JOHN 15 and JOH 17

Monday, December 13, 2010

SNOW

Every snowflake that falls has a different design. There are trillions of stars, and I have named each one. My creative powers are beyond your understanding. However, there is something you can comprehend about Me.

Paul prayed that believers would be able to know the width, length, depth and height of My love. I desire for you to comprehend My love in a deeper way each day. This is impossible without the help of My Holy Spirit because only He is able to unveil My love to you moment by moment. You would be overwhelmed if the full force of My love was released to you at one time.

I pray that you will abide in My love each moment and allow My Holy Spirit to reveal those aspects of My love that you need to receive each day. Look forward to this week as you receive a greater understanding of My love.

EPHESIANS 3:17-19

Sunday, December 12, 2010

HEARING

Hearing is so important if you desire to glorify Me daily. When I walked on Earth, I often said, "He who has ears, let him hear." Of course, most of the people in my audience had physical ears. I was speaking about spiritual ears. Every believer has two sets of ears - physical and spiritual.

I want you to tune your spiritual ears to the sound of My voice daily. I am always speaking to you Spirit to spirit, but so often you allow the sounds of this world to drown out My voice. Today and every day pray, "Lord, give me ears to hear moment by moment what you are saying to me.
When you do this, you will be led by My Spirit and also you will understand what I am conveying to you through My Word.

ISAIAH 50:4-5

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SACRIFICE

No longer do you have to offer physical sacrifices of animals to cover your sins. However, I do require one physical sacrifice. I desire for you to daily offer your body as a living sacrifice. When you tell Me daily that you desire for Me to use the members of your body as instruments of My love, peace, and joy, I am so pleased.

I am also pleased when men and women are willing to lay their lives down to protect their country and their loved ones. No greater love has someone than he lay his life down for others.
You may never be called to serve in the army of your country, but you are called to serve in My army. When you are willing to go the second mile to show My love to others, I am very pleased. Look for opportunities today to lay your own plans down in order to serve others.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Friday, December 10, 2010

DECISIONS

Take those things at hand and give them to Me. There are decisions you need to make each day. When you release decisions into My hands, I have the opportunity to direct you and to give you wisdom. Come to Me with every concern. Listen to My still, quiet voice throughout the day, and you will be led to do the next thing.

I lead you one moment at a time. Your life with Me is an unveiling of what is written in your book of life. There are works that I have prepared for you to walk in even before you were born. As you trust your moments to Me and your decisions to Me, I will accomplish those works through you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, December 9, 2010

BURDENS

The burdens you have are truly My burdens. Never hold on to your burdens and feel like you are weighed down and overwhelmed. Those burdens are to be given to Me as gifts for Me to open and use for My glory. Those who watch your life will stand amazed at how you are able to withstand the trials and temptations.

I call you to stand in the midst of heavy spiritual warfare. However, remember always that the battle belongs to Me, and the victory is yours. I do not allow those trials and temptations in your life to cause you to be oppressed, depressed, and overwhelmed. I allow them for two reasons - that I might be glorified in the midst of every fiery ordeal and that My character might be formed in you.

When you go through difficult times, many will ask how you are able to have faith and hope throughout those times. You can then answer that I am your hope and I am your faith.

MATTHEW 11:27-28

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GREATNESS

Greatness in My kingdom is not determined by wealth or power. Greatness in My kingdom is determined by My Spirit. My Spirit is able to look into the hearts of men to see their motivations, their desires, and their imaginations.

My Father sent the flood because He knew that the hearts of men had become desperately wicked. He sent Me to cleanse the hearts of men and I love to do this. I am able to uproot all that is not pleasing to My Father. After I uproot bitterness, unforgiveness, idolatry and many other selfish roots I cleanse and heal the heart.

Turn your heart over to Me today and every day, and you will have a heart filled with My glory and My greatness. The greatest person in My kingdom is the servant to all.

1 JOHN 1:6-10

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GATHERING

I am gathering My family together. I know what a joy it is for you to have your children and their children all under your roof for special occasions. I experience the same joy when I see My children gathered together. I love to hear their conversations about Me.

I love for them to sit at My table where they can feast on My Word and drink from My Holy Spirit. I am delighted to serve them not meat and drink, but My kingdom. My kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Enjoy your meal today and allow Me to serve and minister to you.

ROMANS 14:17

Monday, December 6, 2010

FLASH

When I return there will be a flash of light in the sky. It will appear to be lightening, but soon My glory will be revealed. I am the light of the world, and until that day I am the One Who lights your path. I am the flashlight that shines a light on the next step you need to take. I only show you the next step.

Just as a flashlight cannot provide light without a battery, My light needs battery power to shine. That battery power is My Holy Spirit. I want you never to miss the time of recharging that My Holy Spirit provides as you come to Me faithfully at the beginning of each day. Give Me your day and receive My joy. My joy will keep you moving in My light, step by step, all the day long.

Never worry or fret about the next step. All I require of you is that you come to Me and receive a fresh anointing from My Spirit. When you do this you will be able to accomplish all those works I have for you to do that day.

JOHN 9:5; EZELIEL 1:15-14; MATTHEW 24-27

Sunday, December 5, 2010

AWAKE

I awaken you morning by morning to hear My voice. You think that the birds singing at sunrise are the sounds that awaken you. However, I am the One who kisses you on the cheek and whispers in your ear, "It's time to get up." All creation praises Me at sunrise and sunset. Those are precious times for you also to join in with their symphony of praise. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun, My name is to be praised.

Praise Me seven times during this day, and you will see a change in your attitude. An attitude of gratitude will take over any complaints you may have and soon My joy will strengthen you.

I long to hear your praises throughout the day. Listen for My whisper tomorrow morning and then awake to give Me praise.

ISAIAH 50:4-5; PSALM 113:3

Saturday, December 4, 2010

JOURNEY

You are on a journey with Me. Sometimes you ponder which direction you should take. When those times come, cry out to Me for wisdom. I have already prepared a path for you, but understand that the enemy wants you to veer off that path. My wisdom will help direct your steps, and it is My joy to direct you.

I will lead you in paths of righteousness and to places where you will be the most fruitful in My kingdom. The moment you have any fear or worry about your future direction, spend time with Me. Be silent and listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit. Peace then will flood your soul because My wisdom always brings peace.

PSALM 23:3; ISAIAH 30:21;JAMES 4:17

Friday, December 3, 2010

BRIGHTNESS

When Moses came down from the mountain where he saw My glory, he had to cloak his face because his face was shining so brightly with My glory. When I was transfigured before Peter, James, and John, My face shone like the sun. When My glory appeared to Paul, he fell and the brightness of My glory blinded him for several days.

When I prayed for My disciples and those who would believe in Me after them, I told the Father that I gave them the glory which You gave Me. You now have that glory within your earthly vessel. The moment you received Me, Father commanded the light of My glory to shine into your heart. The light of the glory of God no longer just shines from My face. That same glory will shine forth from your face as you submit your body to Me daily as a living sacrifice.

Let My glory in you today beam from your face and others will ask you, "Why does your face shine?" You will then have an open door to share My good news with them.

JOHN 17:22; ACTS 9:3-6; MATTHEW 17:2-3; JOHN 17:22

Thursday, December 2, 2010

REFLECTIONS

I desire that you take time to reflect every day. I long for you to reflect on Mygoodness, My longsuffering, My unfailing love, My faithfulness, My mercy, My grace and so much more.

As you reflect on My character your life becomes a reflection of Me. I live within you, but whenever you forget to thank Me for My life within you, My character through you cannot be fully evidenced to others .

Reflecting on who I am will cause you to lead a life of worship and praise. I have given you the gift of salvation. That gift needs to be opened daily as you worship and praise Me throughout the day. No one can see what is inside a gift until it is opened. This is why Paul wrote, "work out your salvation." Truly, I am the One who works within you both to will and to do of My good pleasure.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WARFARE

I have won the war. Yes, you daily have battles, but I am the Captain of the Heavenly Hosts. I do battle for you. All I require of you is that you pick of your weapons and use them to resist the enemy. I have given you all authority in My name and by My blood over the enemy. However, before you resist the enemy, submit to Me.

Dress yourself in the full armor of God. That full armor is Me. You are hid with Me in God. Recognize your position in Me and also see yourself seated with Me in heaven far above all the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places. You are above, not under. From that position take your authority in My name and bind demonic spirits with My blood. Command them to go where I will deal with them.

Angels hearken at the voice of My Word so the moment you pick up your weapons and use them angels go into action to assist you. Make sure that you humble yourself before Me by casting all of your cares upon Me. If you are burdened with anxiety, fear, or worry, you will be unable to freely wield the weapons I have given you. Come to Me first and give Me all that is a concern to you. I will perfect those concerns. Remember always I am for you and so no weapon formed against you will ever prosper. Believe these truths and you will have great success in every battle.

EPHESIANS 6; ISAIAH 54:17

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TABLETS

I paved the way for the law that was written on tablets of stone to now be written on the tablet of your heart. I was the perfect sacrifice presented to My Father to purchase eternal righteousness for all those who believe in Me. You no longer have to struggle to obey the law. The law came to define sin. Sin brought death, but I came to give you life. My life now in you enables you to please My Father. You are complete in Me. When Father sees you, He sees Me within you. My Father loves you with the same love that He loves Me.

So many of My saints have not entered into My sabbath rest where they cease from their own works and allow Me to work through them. I exhorted My disciples to let their light so shine before men that they might see their good works and glorify My Father in heaven. I am the light of the world and only through Me could you ever hope to do anything that would glorify My Father on earth.

Today allow Me to work through you both to will and to do of My good pleasure. When you do this, you enter My kingdom that has nothing to do with what you eat or what you drink. My kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Enjoy My kingdom today. Fear not little flock, it is My Father's pleasure to give you His kingdom.

ROMANS 14:17; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; HEBREWS 4:10; LUKE 12:32

Monday, November 29, 2010

FLESH

I desire for you to have clean hands and a pure heart. This is what I can give you as a gift. There is no way that you alone can conquer your flesh. This is why My body was torn on the cross. When the veil of My flesh was torn, the veil of the temple was torn. I made it possible for you to enter the Holy of Holies. It is in that place where My Father, My Holy Spirit, and I will deal with your flesh. Cleansing is possible now because of the blood I shed for you on the cross.

If you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The way to receive cleansing is through confession and repentance. I give you the gift of repentance when you come to Me and allow Me to search your heart. I will shine My light on those things that you need to confess.

MATTHEW 27:46-56; 1 JOHN 1:7-10

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TIMING

My timing is perfect. I go before you every day. I order your steps. I put you in the right place at the right time. Never take anything that happens to you as just a coincidence. You are a vessel who is filled with My light, and I will take you to speak to many dark hearts.

So many in this world have to see My light shining in a person before they can be drawn to Me. I am the light of the world, but many have chosen to walk in darkness. Pray for lost souls. I am gathering in the last harvest and you are an important laborer who can be a light shining in the midst of darkness.

Let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

JOHN 3:19; MATTHEW 5:16

Saturday, November 27, 2010

EDGE

Many of My beloved live on the edge every day. I hear some say, "I am on the edge of something big!" If My beloved only knew the bigness of My kingdom, they would not hesitate to receive by faith all that I purchased for them when I died on the cross and was resurrected.

You live daily on the edge of My power, My anointing, and My extravagant love. You do not have to live on the edge of all that I have for you. Simply receive My abundance of peace, joy,
and righteousness daily.

I invite you today to come into the fulness of My kingdom. Do not allow the things of this world to distract you from receiving all of My kingdom daily. Each day I have things prepared for you to receive. You will receive that abundance as you stay in an attitude of gratitude throughout the day. Give thanks with a grateful heart and you will see My grace abound to you.

PSALM 56:12; ROMANS 14:17

Friday, November 26, 2010

RUSHING

Rushing through the day is not My way. The enemy loves to press and cause stress in your life.
The way to avoid this is to spend the first waking moments with Me. When you do this My peace will stabilize you throughout the day. Every morning do the following:

Commit your way to Me and I will bring My will to pass in your life.
Commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts.
Commit your body to Me and I will strengthen you.

Then lift up your soul to Me. When you lift up your soul I am then in control. When I am in control of your soul, your mind will be at peace, your emotions will be anchored in hope, and you will be able to fulfill My will that day because I will be able to both give you the will and the ability to fulfill My will.

Does that sound simple? The walk with Me is simple. Simply surrender your whole being to Me daily and see Me work through you to do My pleasure.

PSALM 37:5; PSALM 16:3; ROMANS 12:1; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, November 25, 2010

KISSES

Grace and truth embraced when I came as a man to walk on the Earth. I am God in the flesh and I came to earth to reveal My Father's grace. I tried to give this revelation to the Pharisees and Scribes, but their measure of man was according to what men did. They had religious rules that they required men to fulfill. They were performers, not receivers.

When you received Me as Lord and Savior of your life, righteousness and peace kissed each other. You were made righteous by My shed blood and now you have peace in your soul. The only thing that stops My grace from flowing continually upon you is your pride.

I have open arms to receive you and to grace you with every supply that you need on this earth. However, if you trust in yourself more than you trust in Me, you will not receive all I have for you. The abundant life awaits you. The only requirement to receive this is to come to Me daily with open arms to embrace My love when I awake you every morning with My kiss.

PSALM 85:10; john 16:23

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FOCUS

Focus is needed in these last days. When I told My disciples all the things that would happen on earth just before I came again, I exhorted them to lift up their heads, because their redemption draws near.

It is vital that you set your affections on the things that above and not on the things of this earth. When you do this, nothing that happens in these last days will shake you. You will keep moving forward in Me because truly you do live and move and have your being in Me.

Doubt only comes when you look at yourself and all that is happening around you. I want you to be both farsighted and nearsighted in these last days. With your faith eyes, picture Me in heaven seated on the right hand of My Father. Then I also want you to see Me so near to you as I embrace you every morning and give you a wake up kiss. Your focus and and perception will be crystal clear when you do those two things.

LUKE 21:25-28; COLOSSIANS 3:2

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NEARNESS

I am always near you. In fact, I live within you. However, many times your days are so busy that you forget these truths. What I do for you is not as important as your recognizing My constant nearness to you.

You can praise Me when you see My strong right arm reaching out to deliver you from the worries and cares of this world. I reach out to you to receive those burdens from you. However, if you hold on to your cares instead of releasing them to Me, relief from burdens will not come.

I desire for you to be burden free. You are a sheep in My pasture and sheep are not burden bearers. They simply follow their good shepherd as he leads them to partake of their daily needs.

I am Jehovah Shalom, your Peace and Jehovah Jireh, Your Provider. When you are aware of My presence, you will instantly turn to Me, your Good Shepherd. Trust Me today with every care, and see how I can move in your life.

1 PETER 5:6-7; PSALM 23
PSALM 23

Monday, November 22, 2010

UNDERSTANDING

Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom. You can know many things even about Me and My Word. However, you will only glean wisdom from what you know if you depend upon My Holy Spirit to give you understanding.

James exhorted those who believe in Me to ask for wisdom. At the same time that you ask for wisdom, also ask for understanding. My Holy Spirit then will open the eyes of your understanding so that you can apply My Word to your heart. Head knowledge may profit you in the world, but heart knowledge revealed by My Spirit will change your life.

This week when you are having your time of reading My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to instruct you and to give you understanding. David, the psalmist, was able to write the beautiful pslams he wrote because he asked for Me to give him understanding.

JAMES 1:5; PSALM 119

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SUNDAYS

Sundays are so special to Me. Those days are when My beloved gather unto Me to worship and praise Me. The sounds of praise resound in My throne room and the angels join in with the singing.

My desire is that every day of the week be a Sunday - a day to celebrate My resurrection and My life in you. Every day of the week you can make melody in your heart, sing hymns, and spiritual songs to Me. Every day you can praise Me.

Make it your goal on this "Lord's Day" to celebrate My presence with you throughout the week.

EPHESIANS 5:18-21

Saturday, November 20, 2010

ONENESS

Oneness with Me is what I prayed to My Father to grant all those who believe in Me. My atoning blood gave you the gift of oneness with Me. Because you are now made righteous in the sight of My Father, you can receive and walk in that oneness daily. The only thing that stands in your way of that harmony with Me is your flesh.

Submit your whole being, (body, soul, and spirit), daily to Me and ask for a fresh anointing of My Spirit. It is My Holy Spirit that enables you to remain at one with My will. When you are living and moving in My will, great fruit will be produced in your life.

The day will come when you will no longer have to battle with your fleshly desires. In the meantime abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. Remember always that I am the One who both gives you the will and the power to do those things that please My Father.

JOHN 15, 17; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, November 19, 2010

RECOGNITION

Recognition of My presence with you comes when you daily reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Me. Everyone sins and falls short of My glory. I never want you to be under condemnation when you do fall short of My glory. Instead, I desire for you to confess your sins to Me. Confession is simply lining up in agreement with Me that you have sinned. I have already forgiven you of all your sins when I died for your sins. When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, the slate of your sins - past, present, and future was wiped clean with My blood.

John wrote that if you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of all your sins and to cleanse you of all unrighteousness. You were made righteous when you received and believed that I died for your sins. However, you still sin because you still have your flesh that wars against My Spirit. James exhorted the saints to confess their sins to one another so that they would be healed. Confession is not for My sake because I already know how you have sinned. Confession is for your sake. Cleansing is a process that begins the moment you bring your sin into the light of My love.

Daily ask My Holy Spirit to help your confess anything that needs confession. He will help you. Once you have confessed, then thank Me for cleansing you. You will then have no wall of separation between you and Me. I never leave you, but sometimes unconfessed sin will interefere with your fellowship with Me.

ROMANS 6:11, 3:23; 1 JOHN 1:9; JAMES 5:16

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CREATED

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I wrote the members of your body in your book of life. My creative powers are demonstrated daily as you live and move and have your being in Me. I created you to be My priase and My glory on Earth. You were preordained to be a vessel of worship and praise.

As you enter My presence with singing, you will be flooded with My joy and My peace. Never neglect your times of worship and communion with Me. You can experience worship throughout the day as you allow your spirit to reign over your flesh. Set your affections throughout this day and every day on the things that are above. When you do this you will remain in an attitude of worship moment by moment. Offer your body to Me today for My service. This is the highest act of worship.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FAITH SPEAKS

One day when My name is declared, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that I am Lord. Those who fail to confess Me as Lord on Earth will see that I am King of Kings and Lord of Lords. On that day it will be too late for those who rejected Me on Earth to receive Me as their Lord. On that day many will say Lord, Lord, but I will say to them, "Depart from Me you workers of inquity. I never knew you."

There are many who speak My name, but they only have a form of religion. They deny My power and they have not received Me as Lord of their lives. I long for those who do not know Me to know Me and to believe in their hearts that I was raised from the dead and that I can empower them with My resurrection life.

Ask My Holy Spirit daily to lead you to those who will receive Me by faith. I have prepared hearts to receive Me, but their hearts will not be ignited with My resurrection power unless My truths are conveyed to them. Pray for opportunities today to share the good news that I came to save the lost. Be sensitive to My Spirit and be bold to speak what you have heard. Faith hears, faith believes, faith receives, faith acts, and most of all faith always speaks.

ROMANS 14:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11; MATTHEW 7:21-23

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FRONTAL ATTACKS

Frontal attacks are designed in warfare to weaken the opposing army. You are daily in a spiritual battle. The enemy observes your weaknesses and he strategically hits at those weak areas in your flesh.

He has seducing spirits assigned to seduce you to sin by tempting you to give into the weak areas in your soul. The tempter wants to destroy your testimony. Be on guard against him. This is why I gave two special mandates to My followers. I told them to watch and pray. I told them that when I needed their prayers the most. I agonized in the garden as I prayed alone to ask Father to take the cup from Me. My disciples fell asleep on the job.

There are many of My saints who are falling asleep. They are not watching and praying and the enemy has already taken advantage of their weak areas. A spirit of slumber and lethargy has been sent by the enemy to keep many of My saints in a state of listlessness.

Pray for those who have already been taken advantage of by seducing spirits. Do not let them stand alone when they are tempted. Watch and pray for those who have not watched and prayed. Pray for them to wake up to resist the enemy.

MARK 13:33-14:38

Monday, November 15, 2010

CONTINUE

Continue in My Word. I told My disciples that they would know the truth and the truth would set them free. However, there was a condition for the truth to set them free. They had to continue and abide in My Word.

I love your faithfulness to read My Word daily. In order for the truth to set you free, you need to do more than just read My Word. I desire for you to:

Hear My Word - Allow My Holy Spirit to speak to you as you read My Word.
Hide My Word - Memorize and meditate on My Word.
Heed My Word - Freedom will only come as you obey My Word.

I prayed to My Father just before I was crucified that Father would sanctify those who believed in Me by His truth. His Word is truth. The keeping power of the Word will only be ignited when you faithfully obey My Word.

JOHN 8:31-32; 14:23-24,17:17

Sunday, November 14, 2010

CONFIDENCE

There are times in your life when you lack confidence. Those times come when you get your focus off of My ability and power and your thoughts are drawn to yourself. If you place your trust in your own natural abilities, you will often lack confidence.

Turn your thoughts upward to Me. Think about Who I am. I am all you need. I am your strength and your refuge in times of trouble. I am your peace and joy and most of all I AM YOUR CONFIDENCE.

Now take a quiet moment to think about who you are in Me. The very Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells within you. That same resurrection power of My Holy Spirit can raise you up to boldly face every day because you know that He will empower you to do My will.

In quietness and confidence will be your strength. Every morning just take a quiet moment to offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Then wait in quietness for Me to infuse you with My power and confidence. Your greatest responsibility is to respond to My ability within you.

PHILIPPIANS 1:6; 1 JOHN 3:20-21; PROVERBS 14:26; ISAIAH 30:15

Saturday, November 13, 2010

BARRENESS

Barreness is a word that causes feelings of loneliness, neglect, and unfruitfulness. It is a word that makes one feel sorrowful. When I read this word in the Bible, I always meditate on the word, "hope." There is always hope in God for those who are barren and even for barren land. The Bible says that God causes the barren woman to be a joyful mother. Think about that.

I have given all My saints the ability to have spiritual fruit. Some of My saints may never have natural children, but I can cause them to have many spiritual children. I can make the barren desert blossom. I can cause wells to spring up in the wilderness. How I love to make dry places watered by My presence. I am the living water who can cause everything in your life to be fruitful.

My joy is that you bare much fruit.

GENESIS 1:22; GALATIANS 4:27; PSALM 113:9; JOHN 15:16

Friday, November 12, 2010

STEAL AWAY

Stealing away with Me daily is a way to steal time from the enemy. He hates it when you pray. He hates it when you spend time in My Word. He came to steal, kill, and destroy, but I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Some of the ways he tries to steal are:

1. He tries to steal your joy by getting you in a "worry wad."
2. He tries to steal your calm by sending fear upon you.
3. He tries to steal your focus from my presence by overwhelming you with things you feel you must get done.
4. He tries to steal your faith by sending you thoughts of condemnation and doubt.

Counter his tactics by praying about what you are anxious or worried about. Trust Me with what ever faces you this day and receive the embrace of My love today and every day.
Cast every care upon Me and know always how much I care for you.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HONORING SOLDIERS

Since today is Veteran's Day, I wanted to share with you a poem that the Lord gave me on Janaury 2, 2006. That day was the day after we heard the news that our precious nephew, Staff Sergeant Christopher Van Der Horn, was killed in Iraq. On that cold January morning, the Lord gave me another "I am" to add to the list of "I am's" that are found in the Gospel of John. That morning He spoke to my heart, "I am a soldier."

I AM A SOLDER

My boot camp was in heaven where I was trained for My mission.
My mission was to serve My country and obey the orders of My Commander in Chief.
My country was Earth and I was prepared to fight to take it back from the enemy.
My rank in heaven was a five star general, but I gave up that glory.
My glory was stripped when I reported for duty on Earth as a babe.
My encounters with the enemy were many and even began in heaven.
My enemy's mission was to take My life when I was a small child.
My enemy did not know that My main mission was to lay My life down for others.
My battle was with principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places.
My uniform was an earth suit made of flesh, bone and blood.
My first rank on Earth was a private, but I experienced every rank.
My commissioning service took place at the Jordan River where I was baptized.
My enemy uncovered his strategy when he tempted Me in the wilderness.
My mode of operation was to declare My Commander and Chief's words on Earth.
My victory in the wildernesss was won with the trusted Sword of the Spirit.
My enemy thought he had defeated Me when I died on the cross.
My flesh was torn and the weight of the sins of the world crushed My heart.
My burial was not accompanied with a military salute. It was at dusk.
My enemy was defeated when I rose from the tomb and ascended to heaven.
My original rank as general was restored but I will return as Captain of the Heavenly Hosts.
My duty in heaven and in hearts now is to train an army that is willing to die.

by Linda Sommer
January 2, 2006

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

PAVILION

I have prepared a pavilion for you that you can run to any moment this day when you begin to feel overwhelmed. This pavilion is cushined with My peace and filled with My joy. You enter this pavilion the moment you take a moment to praise Me. When you lift your thoughts heavenward, suddenly the things going on in your life that are hard seem to vanish.

Know that I am always waiting in that pavilion to commune with you. There we can meet in a quiet moment in time, and I can strengthen you for the rest of the day. This pavilion is designed to drown out all condemning words that others speak against you and all condemning thoughts that the devil tries to send you. This pavilion is far away from the strife of tongues.

Run to this pavilion today. There I will give you peace for your mind, calmness for your emotions and determination in your will to continue your journey with me. Today let not your heart be troubled about anyone or anything. Run to the pavillion where no weapon that is formed against you can prosper because there I will give you the strength to condemn every condemning word that has come against you.

PSALM 27:5, 31:20; ISAIAH 54:17

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

HARDSHIPS

Hardships are allowed in your life for two reasons - to develop the fruits of My Spirit (My character in you), and also to bring you to a place of total dependency upon Me.

Look at the word, "hardships" - hard ships. Hardships are designed to move with the flow of the river of life even when stormy times come. Sometimes the ship of your life shakes so violently that you feel it will capsize. Know this day that your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart, and it will never capsize even through terrific storms.

I allow hard things, hard relationships, and hard situations in your life because I know you will surrender all to Me. When you surrender all to Me and depend upon Me completely with total trust and confidence, I will keep the ship of your life moving forward. You will not sink.

COLOSSIANS 3:3

Monday, November 8, 2010

RESCUE

You are on a rescue mission every day of your life. Daily you see the evidences of a dying world. My heart grieves as I see people on earth going about their daily tasks without ever thanking Me for the very breath they breathe. I am life, the giver of it and the sustainer of it. Without Me, there would be nothing. All things were created by Me and for Me.

You are on earth for two reasons - to glorify Me and to rescue those who are perishing. Pray today for opportunities to share My good news with others. Be sensitive to My Spirit as He leads you to those who are ready to be rescued.

COLOSSIANS 1:16

Sunday, November 7, 2010

DIRECTION

Commit your way to Me and I will bring My will to pass in your life. Your steps are ordered by Me as you delight yourself daily in My presence with you.

I love it when you take just the first portion of your waking moments to spend with Me. Always ask Me to put you in the right place at the right time during the day that is ahead of you. I do go before you and I do lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake.

Never consdier the circumstances in your life as just happenstance or coincidence. Thank Me for ordering your steps today and you wil see how I will lead you to have a fruitful day.

PSALM 37:5

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SOLD OUT!!

I am not interested in any money that you offer to Me. I am interested in the most precious treasure there is. I am interested in you. Offer yourself daily to Me as a living sacrifice.
Ask My Spirit to anoint you with the seven-fold anointing - the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord.

Think of the menorah. The branches of that candlestick that is before My throne has six branches each representing six aspects of My Holy Spirit. I am the center stem of that Menoraah. As you give yourself to Me, My Spirit will give you a fresh anointing. Then I will light you with My love and you truly will be the light shining in a very dark world.
Shine for Me today!!

ISAIAH 11:1-2; MATTHEW 5:14

Friday, November 5, 2010

REPLENISH

I designed an agricultural plan for the land of Israel. I commanded them to allow their land to rest every seventh year. During that time the soil of their fields were enriched and prepared for the next seven years of planting and sowing. Also the poor could eat whatever was produced that year and whatever was left, the beasts could eat.

I have a similar plan for the soil of your heart that will replenish your soul daily. I know that you cannot take off a whole year of work to allow Me to refresh and replenish your soul. However, you can daily allow Me to replenish you as you praise Me.

Here is the plan: praise Me seven times a day. My servant David praised Me seven times each day. You may ask, "How can I do this, I am so busy?" Praise Me when you first get out of bed. Praise Me when you drink your first cup of coffee. Praise Me at your lunch break. Praise Me at your afternoon break. Praise Me at dinner time. Praise Me when the sun goes down. Praise Me before you go to bed. This gives you seven times to praise Me. Try this beginning this week, and the soil of your heart will be replenished to receive the good seed of My Word and your soul will be refreshed.

EXODUS 23:10-11; PSALM 119:164

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PERSERVERANCE

Perserverance is what I call My saints to in these last days. It is always too early to give up. I am the "Nevertheless God." As the days draw close to My return, there will be more persecution and more pressure on My saints. I allow this because I desire for the flesh in My saints to bow to My Spirit.

When the enemy comes like a flood against you, I raise up a standard. That standared is My Holy Spirit. I sent Him to help you. As long as your flesh is in control of your life rather than My Spirit, the victory will not be won. You must join Me as a co-laborer to lift up the standard. Daily be filled with My Spirit and you will not give in to the lusts of your own flesh. Ask Me today to strengthen your inner man so that together we can resist the enemy. Never give up.

Whatever you are going through right now, remember that I am the "Nevertheless God." You may be experiencing a great trial, but nevertheless I am in control and I will help your through these difficult days.

ISAIAH 41:10-13; JOHN 15:26

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

REFRESHING

Breathe in My Spirit every day. Take a deep breath and allow My peace to invade your soul. These are hurried times and so few find time to still their soul. Pray in the Spirit and your soul will be built up and refreshed.

Sing praises and keep those melodies in your heart all day. Ask Me to put names and faces of people before you that you need to lift to Me in prayer. When those faces come flashing through your mind, lift up their names and ask Me to meet their needs. Whenever you sow a prayer for another, you will reap great joy in your heart.

Reflect on My blessings and you will be even more blessed. These are just a few instructions that you can follow, and when you do, you will have fruitful, joyful day filled with My peace and love.

JUDE 19-21

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

RELEASE

I designed you to be carefree. Yes, I know that you face many difficulties and trying times. However, when those times come, the stress you experience is a sign that you have not entered the Sabbath rest I have provided for you.

You enter that Sabbath rest through two doors that swing open wide to My throne room. The first door is called "Trust." Trust yourself, your family, your job, and your finances into My hands through prayer. The other door is called "Believe." Once you have released all of your cares to Me in prayer with thanksgiving, believe that I have both heard your prayers and that I am answering your petitions.

You cannot see those things that are being accomplished in the spirit realm after you release all to Me. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Rest your soul into My loving arms and remain patient and in an attitude of thanksgiving as I work in the unseen.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; HEBREWS 11:1; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; 1 JOHN 5:14-15

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHAT IF?

"What if?" Never play the "What if game." That is the devil's game. He loves to put doubt in your mind. He loves to have you fear the future or regret the past. His goal is to keep you distracted from the moment you are living in right now.

Faith can only operate in the now and as you remain faithful to Me, each moment will be fruitful. The times are winding down and more than ever you need to keep your focus on Me and the moment. Each moment I give you is a gift. Do not waste the moments and I will redeem your time spent in My presence.

HEBREWS 11:1

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PRAYER

I know how you feel that sometimes your prayer life is just routine. I just love to hear your voice in the morning. So many of My saints do not even bother to say "Good morning" to Me.

To revitalize your prayer life, allow My Spirit to pray through you. Pray in the Spirit often during the day, not just in your morning quiet time. When you pray in the Spirit, mountains move in the spirit realm and you do not even know this.

Join Me in intercession every morning. Ask My Holy Spirit to help you pray the same prayers that I am praying to the Father for your family and others that you include in your prayers. Lift each name up to Me, and then pray in the Spirit. Many times I will give you the interpretation of what you are praying.

Remember always that it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit that things get done on Earth. Today, bring heaven down to Earth as you depend upon My Spirit to help you pray.

JOHN 17 - This was My prayer for you and still is.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

GLORY

My glory is My manifest presence with you. Bathe in My glory today. I prayed to the Father to give you the same glory He gave Me. You do not have to seek My glory. Simply seek Me.

Too many of My followers seek an experience with Me. Simply seek Me and in My presence is fulness of joy and pleasures forever more. What more could you desire?

JOHN 17

Friday, October 29, 2010

PERSPECTIVE

Ask Me to give you My view of this day. Seeing things from My perspective will bring you great peace. When you look down with Me on the events of the day, you will never be distrubed or distraught.

Truly your position with Me is in the heavenlies that is far above all principalities and demonic powers that seek to pull you down. Those powers will never be able to pull you down if you see yourself seated with Me above them. I died on the tree to purchase you this position. Thank Me daily for giving you My view from above.

EPHESIANS 6

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FAMILY

I am a family God. The relationship I have with My Father and the Holy Spirit is like a family. I designed the family in My image. The father is to be the provider, protector, and priest of his family. My Father fulfills these functions. He is Jehovah Jireh, the Provider. He is Elohim, Mighty God, Who has all authority. He is Jehovah Sabboath, your protector.

When I was begotten of the Father, the Holy Spirit came upon My mother and provided the seed for My conception. The Holy Spirit now has the function of teacher, exhorter, and empowerer. He also nurtures. He is the comforter and He fulfills many roles that a mother fulfills.

I am the only begotten Son of the Father. I am the One Who is God in the flesh. I came to earth to identify with you. You are like My brothers and sisters. My prayer is that every family on earth would be functional and would allow My Father, My Holy Spirit, and Me to dwell within each member in the family. When this happens everything is in order. Pray for those famliies today that are out of order.

JOHN 1 and JOHN 17

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WINNING THE RACE

Just before I went to the cross, I gave My disciples three instructions for winning the race that was set before them. I instructed them to: abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.
I knew if they dwelled in My presence with them continually even though I would no longer be with them in bodily form, that My power would work through them to accomplish the work in My Kingdom. I also knew that My Word had keeping power and that as they remembered My Words to them and meditated and spoke My Word, they would bear much fruit after I left them. My love within them would sustain them and My love expressed through them to one another would enable them to win the race.

Those instructions I gave them on our last Passover meal together are the same instructions I give you today. Daily remember My instructions and obey them.

JOHN 15

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DISCOURAGEMENT

Whenever you feel discouraged, remember the words I spoke to Isaiah. I told him to be not dismayed because I was the Lord his God. I promised to strengthen him and to uphold him with the strong right hand of My righteousness. I promise to do the same for you.

I have sent you "The Encourager, My Holy Spirit." Call upon Him when you are downhearted about anything. He will lift your spirits. Pray in the Spirit and put on the garment of praise. The spirit of heaviness will leave you right away.

ISAIAH 41:10

Monday, October 25, 2010

TIMING

My timing is perfect. I go before you every day. I order your steps. I put you in the right place at the right time. Never take anything that happens to you as just a coincidence. You are a vessel who is filled with My light and I desire for that light to shine through you wherever I send you.

Sometimes you feel as though I am a God of the llth hour. Always remember that I am timeless. I live in eternity where there is no time. Never limit yourself to the boundaries of time. Instead, be led by My Spirit. When you do this, you will have time for all those things I want you to do.

Clock watching is something I will do for you. I will remind you of those times when you need to be certain places to see certain people. Trust your times into My hands and you will be amazed at the fruitfulness in My kingdom that you will accomplish by My Spirit.

PSALM 37:23

Sunday, October 24, 2010

PRECISE PATH

I have a precise path for you. This path has been tried and it will stand for all eternity. I lead you on that path of righteousness for My name's sake. When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, you began your journey into eternity.


Rest assured that I will go before you and I will also be your rear guard as you travel this eternal and precise path. Stay in My Word and listen carefully to My Spirit moment by moment and you will never stray off of this path.

PSALM 23:3

Saturday, October 23, 2010

CREATION

The mysteries of My creation are beyond your natural mind to comprehend. I can reveal to you, however, the most important mystery of all.

I created you and called you to know the mysteries of My love. Each day I will reveal to you another aspect of My love to you as you seek Me with all your heart. You can by the Spirit come to know the height, depth, length, and breadth of My love.

Seek Me today with all of your heart.

EPHESIANS 3:14-19

Friday, October 22, 2010

FAITH EYES

Blessed are those who have never seen Me, but who now believe in Me. When you use your faith eyes to just catch one glimpse of My glory, you will never be the same. Peter, James, and John caught a glimpse of My glory on the mountain when I was transfigured. They saw My glory and they were never the same.

Every day lift your head heavenward and let Me, the King of Glory, come into your inner being. You need a fresh view of My glory daily and it is My joy to give that to you. When you seek Me with all of your heart, I will reveal My glory to you and give you a fresh anointing.

MATTHEW 17:2; PSALM 24:7

Thursday, October 21, 2010

RULING and REIGNING

You will rule and reign with Me one day, but never forget that you have the power and auhority in My name to rule over demonic spirits now. Use the keys to the Kingdom to bind and to loose spirits daily. I shed My blood to give you that authority.

Use My name to pull down strongholds and to do warfare. Clear the spiritual atmosphere. Come against the enemy with the sword of the Spirit, My Word. Whatever you bind on Earth is bound in heaven and whatever you loose on Earth is loosed in heaven. I do battle for you, but you must give My Word voice on Earth. When you voice My Word, My angels are activated to help you in warfare.

I have made you more than a conqueror over every enemy. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even your faith.

MATTHEW 16:19; ROMANS 8:37; 1 JOHN 5:4

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

POSSESS YOUR SOUL

The land of your soul needs to be possessed. Just like the Children of Israel had to cross over the Jordan to possess the Promised Land, you need to cross over every obstacle that would keep you from claiming My promises to you. The greatest obstacle that prevents you from receiving My promises is doubt.

The promises in My word are true and I am faithful to fulfill them in your life. The Children of Israel crossed over both the Red Sea and the Jordan. They were able to do this because they believed My Word given them through Moses and Joshua. Do you believe My Word today? I am greater than Moses or Joshua and I will fulfill all My promises to you.

Be patient as you wait for My promises to be fulfilled in your life. With patience you will possess your soul and receive My promises.

NUMBERS 33:53; LUKE 21:19

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ONENESS

I prayed for all of My disciples to be one even as I and the Father are one. When I walked on earth, the twelve who followed Me often disagreed with one another. They were like little children who sought for position and power. Just before I left them, I told them that I would send them "The Helper," My Holy Spirit, to help them become one with Me and with one another.

"The Helper" is here with you now. Any time you are having trouble esteeming another person higher than yourself, call upon Him to help you. You need His supernatural help because your flesh usually does not seek to lay down your own plans for another person.

Oneness with Me and the Father only comes through the power of My Spirit within you. If you truly desire to be of one mind and one spirit with your brothers and sisters of the faith, then My Spirit will help you accomplish that. Seek peace and pursue it, and I will give you the power to be patient with all those you encounter today.

JOHN 17:20-23

Monday, October 18, 2010

THINK THEN TALK

Think before you speak. Before you open your mouth be sure that what you are about to say is true, just, noble, pure, lovely of good report, virtuous, and worthy of praise. When you meditate day and night on My Word, you will not only think on these things, but you will also speak them.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ASSURANCE

Assurance is something so many of My saints lack. They doubt that I understand and know their every need. My love for all of my beloved and for you is a sure thing. Never doubt My love. Never doubt that I long to help you when you are in need.

You can be assured that I see the beginning from the end. You can be assured that the plans I have for you are for good, not for evil. You can be assured that I go to prepare a place for you and where I am you will be there also.

You can be assured that I will lead you in paths of righteousness just as I promised. You can be assured that My love for you is extravagant and everlasting. Thank Me daily for My presence with you and be assured that I will not leave you or forsake you.

ROMANS 4:21, 8:38

Saturday, October 16, 2010

RELIEF

Relief comes when you release every care to Me. The harder you try to fix things the bigger the mess will be that you have to undo later. I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper. My shed blood has also purchased for you immediate access to My throne room. There you will find help whenever you need it.

I am the "Fixer." There are things that you do not know that I know. This is why you can trust Me to fix things in such a way that is according to My will. Ask Me daily for wisdom. It is My joy to give you wisdom and understanding.

Commit all of your works to Me at the beginning of every day, and I will establish and priortize your thoughts. You will get those things done that are important to Me.

PROVERBS 16:3

Friday, October 15, 2010

STUDY

Every time you open your Bible, keep in mind that My Holy Spirit is the "Great Teacher." He will teach and lead you into all truth, and He will even reveal some of the secrets of My Kingdom to you. Never miss a day in His classroom. He is able to take everything I have ever said and make it real to you. You will find wisdom, instruction, and correction as you study My Word.

Keep your Bible open when you pray. Often My Holy Spirit will lead you to a promise to proclaim or a direction to follow. Listen carefully to His still, quiet voice. He is your comforter also. When I left the earth, I left you and all those who believe in Me in good hands. My Spirit will lead you moment by moment as you listen and obey His voice.

2 TIMOTHY 2:15

Thursday, October 14, 2010

TRYING

Trying harder is not what I want you to do. The walk with Me is not one that requires your own strength. The victorious walk with Me will occur when you yield yourself to Me and recognize that without Me you can do nothing. I am your strength, joy, peace, and love.

Give yourself fully to Me today and you will see that I am the One Who both gives you the will and the way to fulfill My pleasure. Remember that I am the King of Glory and that I dwell in your mortal body. Rejoice! I am with you. I am in you, and I am all around you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TRUST

Trust Me with everything and everyone in your life. To trust Me with all of y our heart, you must have complete confidence that I know what is best for you. Never doubt that I always know what you will face in the future.

Sometimes there are hindrances to My delivery of blessings to you. Understand that there is warfare in the heavenlies. You have to trust My timing. Even when you pray with all faith, the answers to your prayers may not come when you think they should. I am not limited by time and you are.

Be confident that when you pray anything according to My will, I not only hear you, but I also will answer. Daily delight yourself in Me and I will plant My desires in your heart. Those desires will be fulfilled in My timing because I am faithful.

PROVERBS 3:5; 1 JOHN 5:14

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TENDER TONGUE

Let the law of kindness be upon your tongue today and every day. Allow no corrupt communication to come out of your mouth. Ask Me to set a guard over your mouth.

It is important for you to speak words that edify. So many of My beloved are going through hard times now. They need an encouraging word, not a word of judgment or criticism. If you have nothing good to say, then do not say it.

My Word through you can strengthen those who are weak and also give them wisdom in the days ahead. Offer your whole body to Me as a living sacrifice today, and specifically offer your tongue, the most unruly member of your body, to Me. Ask Me to set apart you tongue to be used for My glory.

PROVERBS 31:26; ROMANS 12:1; EPHESIANS 4:29

Monday, October 11, 2010

CONDEMNATION

Never allow condemnation to enter your heart. You may receive judgment and condemnation from people or you may even condemn yourself. Why do you do this? It is because Satan wants you to be under condemnation. Do not allow him to have success.

The truth is that there is no condemnation for those who walk in the Spirit. Whenever you try to do things in your own self-effort rather than trusting Me, you open yourself up to condemnation. Whenever you doubt that you have been made the very righteousness of My Father because I purchased this for you on the cross, you open yourself up to condemnation.

I have given you a way to close the door in Satan's face the very moment you feel any condemnation. Say out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ." That truth is a mighty sword you can use against the enemy and he will have to flee. He can attack your own self righteousness, but he cannot attack My righteousness in you.

Remember My words to the woman caught in adultery. I asked her where her accusers were?
They all left, and then I said, "Neither do I condmen you."

ROMANS 8:1; JOHN 8:11; ISAIAH 54:17

Sunday, October 10, 2010

WILLINGNESS AND WILFULNESS

Every day you face tests. One of the tests that I give to My beloved is a test to see if they are willing or willful. I gave that test to Abraham when I told him to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Isaac was the son promised to Abraham. I knew Abraham's heart and I knew how he would respond to the test. However, he did not know his own heart.

I try and test your heart for your benefit. You do not know your own heart. However, when the test comes and I ask you to do something that in the natural you know you do not have the strength or even the desire to do, you have two choices - to be willing or willful.

Your flesh will imediately say no to what seems to you an impossible request. However, if you seek Me with all your heart, and are willing to obey my request even when everything in you wants to rebel, quite often I will not require that you follow through with My request. This is what happened when I tested the heart of Abraham.

Do you have a willing heart today? When you give your heart totally over to Me day by day and declare that you are willing to do whatever I desire, I will not have to test your heart very often.

PROVERBS 17:3; GENESIS 22

Saturday, October 9, 2010

COMFORT FOOD

I know how you love to eat your comfort food when you have had a trying time. Somehow, eating your favorite food seems to soothe you. However, the greatest comfort food that you can digest during a trial is My Word. Many of My beloved keep going through the same trial over and over again. I long for them to find comfort and instruction in My Word, but few turn to My Word. They are so overwhelmed emotionally during the trial.

My servant David went through one trial after another. He constantly faced the choice between fight or flight. He knew where to find comfort. In fact, one of the psalms he wrote lists all the things My Word did for him.

The next time you are having a trying time, digest Psalm 119. David wrote, "It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver"(Psalm 119:71-72).

PSALM 119

Friday, October 8, 2010

FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who seek peace. I became sin for you so that you now can be the righteousness of My Father in Me. You are cloked in My righteousness. Now I ask you today, "Where is your peace and are you sowing peace?"

So many of My beloved these days are anxious and fearful about their future. They have forgotten where their peace is. Do not ever forget that "I AM YOUR PEACE." I told My disciples who were about to face the greatest trial of their lives that I had given them a great inheritance - My peace. I said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." If you seek peace without seeking Me with all of your heart, you will never find it.

I remind you today of My words that instruct you how to find My peace:

1. Come to Me.
2. Take My yoke upon you (My Holy Spirit) .
3. Learn from Me gentleness and lowliness of heart.

If you do these three things, your soul will be saturated with My peace.

JAMES 3:18; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21; JOHN 14:MATTHEW 11:28-29

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CHALLENGE

Each day brings new challenges. Look at these challenges as opportunities for Me to move mountains on your behalf. Speak to the challenges and say, "I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves Me." Say, "Thank You, Lord, that You have overcome the world and that there is nothing too hard for You." Say, "In the world I know there will be tribulation, but I can be of good cheer because You have overcome the world."

Believe what I have told you in My Word. Receive what I have told you into your heart and then move in faith as if it has already been done on earth. I am always blessed when you extend your faith to Me and thank Me ahead of time for the answers to the petitions you have made.

ROMANS 8:37; JOHN 16:33

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TENDERNESS

Tenderness is needed in these last days. Tenderness is a fruit of My Holy Spirit's anointing of understanding. Wisdom and understanding are coupled together. You may have all knowledge, but if you lack understanding you cannot apply wisdom to your heart. Understanding is the bridge that must be built in your life.

I have understanding. I understand the thoughts and intents of the hearts of people. I know your heart. When I walked on Earth, I understood why the religious leaders rejected Me. I did not give up, however. I constantly tried to speak the truth to them, but they did not have ears to hear.

Never give up on those whose eyes are closed and ears are shut as you speak to them. The seed you sow in them will one day bear fruit because My Word never returns void. It always accomplishes what it is sent out to do. I was not tender with those religious leaders, but My heart was so grieved when they rejected Me. My love to them was tender. I cried and wanted to gather everyone to Me, but they would not.

Have a tender heart when you pray for others. Your tears of tenderness will bear fruit one day. Be tenderhearted, love and forgive one another. Ask the Me today to give you understanding of others, and your relationships will be healed.

ISAIAH 11:1-2; EPHESIANS 4:32

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WISDOM

I am all wisdom. Because you are in Me, you have the wisdom from God, the righteousness from God, the sanctification from God and the redemption from God. Operate in that wisdom today.
You can discern whether or not you are operating in My wisdom if the fruits of that wisdom are pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, without paritality, and without hypocrisy. Those good fruits will naturally come as you yield to My wisdom instead of trusting in your carnal wisdom.

I desire for you to always look beyond the evidence to what I can do. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. If you make your plans simply based on the natural evidence, you limit My ability to emerse your plans with My Holy Spirit. He sees into the future and you do not.

Most of the disasters that happened to My beloved throughout time happened because they did not seek My wisdom. Every morning ask for My wisdom to operate through you that day and it is My delight and joy to give it to you. You have not because you ask not.

1 CORINTHIANS 1:30; JAMES 3:17; JAMES 1:5

Monday, October 4, 2010

UNDERSTANDING

Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom. Many of My beloved obtain knowledge of Me, but they do not know Me intimately. Intimacy with Me can only be developed as you spend time in My presence and in My Word. It is My Spirit Who dispenses the understanding of My Word.

As you read My Word ask My Spirit to help you hear My voice speaking to you Spirit to spirit. My words are Spirit and they are Life. You will miss My clear instructions to you if you just read My Word without hearing My voice speaking to you one on one.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word. Ask Me to answer these questions for you as you read My Word: "Lord, is there a lesson You want to teach Me?; Is there a direction You want Me to go?; Is there a Word you want me to give to someonelse?; Is there a promise You want me to claim?; Is there a prayer from Your Word that You want me to pray?"

I am a story teller. Read the Word and let Me narrate the story to you by My Holy Spirit. When you do this, reading My Word will be exciting.

MARK 4:20; LUKE 4:4; JOHN 6:63; ROMANS 10:17

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MINISTRY

Take what is at hand and then give it to Me. I will then bless it and multiply it. When I fed the multitudes, My disciples took what was at hand and gave it to Me. I blessed the loaves and the fishes and they were multiplied. Thousands were fed.

Be observant in the days ahead. Look at what each day holds - the plans you hope to fulfill and the places that you plan to go. Think about where you will be and what you will be doing. Then give your plans to Me and ask Me to lead you to the places I want you to go. First thing in the morning, give the minutes of that day to Me. I will then be able to multiply the fruitfulness of the ministry I have given you that day.

So many of My beloved hope for the day when they will have some great ministry. The truth is that I have already given them a great ministry each moment of the day. Whoever you are speaking to at the moment and wherever you are at the moment is the time I have given you to allow Me to speak through you and to minister in the power of My Spirit to others.

My disciples had no idea of the multiplication power I had when they offered what was at hand to Me. You will be amazed at the multiplication of My influence through you on other lives during each day if you will present each moment of the day to Me. Faith does not operate in the future. It operates in the now. Whoever is in front of you each moment is the person or people I have given you to allow My Spirit to touch through you.

MARK 6; HEBREWS 11:1

Saturday, October 2, 2010

LOVE LIFE

How is your love life? This is a common question asked by people in the world. Now I ask you that question because love is what life should be all about. The life in the Spirit is not complicated. It is a life that can only be demonstrated by a person whose heart is filled with My love.

I exhorted My disciples to only do three things just before I went to the cross , and I knew those three things would enable them to live a life that demonstrated My love to all. I told them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. I told them that the whole law is fulfilled by only two commandments - love the Lord with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.

When you follow those instructions daily, your heart will have no room for the lusts of the flesh- fulfilling your senses in an addictive way; the lust of the eyes- greedy longings in your mind; and the lust of the pride of life - seeking your own will instead of mine.

JOHN 15; 13:34

Daily ask Me to cleanse your heart of all bitterness and unforgiveness and then receive a fresh infilling of My love in your heart. When you do this what you say and do during the day will be motivated by My love. I led a simple life while I walked on earth. My only motivation was to do and say what pleased My Father. Do the same today and you will experience the fruits of love - peace and joy.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

FRIENDS

The day came when I told My disciples that I was their friend. I am also your friend. However, never allow My friendship with you to lessen the fact that I am also your Lord. I am the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Bask today in the awe of My holiness and power. As you look at the sunrise and the sunset and observe the stars, recognize that by Me, for Me, and through Me everything that is was created.
There is much in My Word about fearing Me. You fear Me when you have a reverent respect for My power and you worship Me with an obedient heart. Many blessings will be poured out upon you as you remain daily in an attitude of awe of Me and an attitude of gratitude for all I have done for you through My sacrifice and My resurrection.

I created you to glorify Me by making My presence known on earth through what you say and what you do. Make that your first priority daily, and you will be amazed at the opportunities I will give you to be a light shining in this dark world. I desire for you to talk with Me like a friend, but I also desire for you to humble yourself and worship Me in spirit and in truth.

LUKE 12:4-5; JOHN 15:13-14; COLOSSIANS 1:16; PSALM 128:1-4

Thursday, September 30, 2010

THOUGHTS

Capture your thoughts and give them to Me. Give any thought that is negative or contrary to My Word to Me immediately.

When you set your affections on the things that are above, you will have a Kingdom view. For example, when you are worried and concerned about finances, transfer your thoughts to My Treasure House in heaven. I own the cattle on a 1000 hills. When you have thoughts that cause you to fear, think about My love and protection. My perfect love casts out all fear. When you remain in My perfect love, fear must go.

Dwell and abide in Me, My Word, My love and your thoughts will be Kingdom thoughts. The Kingdom view is filled with righteous, peaceful, and joyful thoughts.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7; ROMANS 14:17

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GIVING

I am a giver, and I have called you to be a giver. I love a cheerful giver. There is such liberty in giving. Freely you have received, so freely give. I have a bountiful treasure house in heaven, and I am the doorkeeper to that treasure house. You have not because you ask not. Never hesitate to ask. You never have to beg. No good thing will I withhold from those who walk uprightly with Me.

I taught My disciples to ask Father for their daily bread. It is My delight to meet your daily needs. As you seek My Kingdom first and My righteousness, I will meet your daily needs for clothing and food.

You are already clothed with My righteousness, but you seek My righteousness when you offer yourself as a living sacrifice to Me. Daily offer your body to Me and the members of your body to be used as instruments of My righteousness, love, peace, and joy. The only gift I require from you is YOU. When you daily commit your whole being to Me, I am committed to grant your requests. I grant the desires of the righteous. You will ask rightly when your greatest desire is to do My will.

PSALM 37:4, 25; 84:11; LUKE 12l31; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TREATMENT

I know how you love to be treated with kindness. I know how you appreciate those in your life who always give you an encouraging word. You love to have people extend their forgiveness to you. You love to have others strengthen and pray for you in your times of trial. You love the tender touch.

Everyone loves to be treated well. Think about that today as you go through your day. Do unto others exactly how you want them to do to you. As you sow loving deeds of kindness and words of encouragement to others, you will reap the same. To obtain mercy, you must show mercy.

MATTHEW 5:7;

Monday, September 27, 2010

LATTER RAIN

Pray for the latter rain that will precede My coming again. The prophet Zechariah wrote, "Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain" (Zechariah 10:1). James compared believers to farmers who wait patiently for the former and latter rain. I exhort you today to be patient and establish your heart for My return.

This is a time when you must intercede for the lost. My Spirit is moving quickly in these last days to gather this last great harvest. However, He needs your cooperation. Your intercession will bring forth a great harvest. Cry out for the lost. Pray for more laborers who will take My good news to those who have never heard.

This is not a time to be slack in your spiritual disciplines of prayer and Bible study. There is much work to do. Keep working in the fields and establish your heart in Me. There will be much trembling and shaking of the Earth in the days ahead, but do not be shaken in your belief.
Be patient. It is with patience that you are able to receive all I have promised you. Establish yourself in My Word because My Word will be your sustenance in the days ahead.

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:10-11).

JOEL 2:23-28, 2 PETER 1:4; HOSEA 6:3

Sunday, September 26, 2010

RIGHTS

Some people feel like they have certain rights and are entitled to be treated a certain way. When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, I gave you every right that I have. You have the right to the Kingdom of God, the right to My full inheritance, and the right to have a continual relationship with Me and My Father by the Holy Spirit. My Kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is peace, righteousness, and joy in the Holy Spirit. I purchased you the right to be clothed in My righteousness so that you now can have immediate access to My Throne Room in prayer.

Meditate on these rights I have given to you today. You did not have to earn these rights. They were freely given to you. The greatest right I gave you is to love Me with all of your heart and to love others as I love them. That means that I have given you the right to love those who are insisting on their own rights. I know those are difficult people to love, but I have given you the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love.

Enjoy the rights I have given you and above all, present these truths to others. Those who insist on their own rights have not yet come to the realization that I am the One Who daily gives them bread and breath to live their lives. Pray for those who have not yet entered My Kingdom.

ROMANS 14:17; HEBREWS 4:14-16; ROMANS 5:5

Saturday, September 25, 2010

LONELINESS

There are many holidays when families gather together to celebrate and dine together. My Father ordained the Feast of Tabernacles to be one of those holy days when families dined in booths for seven days. I attended every Feast, but right before I was crucified I attended the first few days of the Feast of Tabernacles in secret. It was not My time yet to reveal Myself. Even My brothers did not believe in Me and they wanted Me to show Myself openly in Jerusalem.

They did not know it, but I did attend the Feast. I stood in the shadows as I watched My family enjoying their fellowship with one another. The loneliness I felt then was almost unbearable. However, that loneliness I felt then was nothing to compare to the loneliness I would soon feel when My Father had to turn away from Me for a moment as I took the sins of the whole world upon Me. Father has purer eyes than to behold evil, and the sin upon Me caused Him to turn away. I cried, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?"

On that fateful day when I died on the tree, I paved the way for all those who are rejected and lonely to be healed. As the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas soon approach, pray for those who are lonely and include them if possible in your celebrations.
There is still time to include those who do not have family to join you as you continue to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

JOHN 7:1-10; MATTHEW 27:46

Friday, September 24, 2010

WORDS

I appreciate every morning when you pray the prayer, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to You, O Lord." Whatever is in your heart will eventually come out of your mouth. My servant, David, knew this. He wrote: For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether (Psalm 139:4)

I know what you are going to speak before you speak it because I know your heart. This is why it is so important to meditate on My Word all the day long. When My Word comes out of your mouth, lives can be changed. At the same time, the enemy will give you words to speak during the day that could harm those you encounter during this day. The enemy will have no success in doing this, if your mind is stayed upon Me and you meditate on My Word.

The best defense against the enemy is a great offense. The enemy wants to use your mouth as a gun to fire harmful words like bullets to others. Once words come out of your mouth, they cannot be retrieved. The harm done is done.

I urge you today to give your heart to Me and allow Me to speak to you My words all the day long. Worry is negative meditation. Instead of letting your mind get into a worry whirl, meditate on My Word day and night and I will cause your way to prosper and your day to be fruitful.

JOSHUA 1:8

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FAMILY REST

There seems to be such an unrest in families today. As I look into the homes of those who even believe in Me, I see strife, busyness, and a total lack of peace. How I want to say to them, please look up and keep your eyes on Me! Stop hurrying and worrying!! I am your "Good Shepherd," and I bid you to come to the waters and drink. I want to lead you to green pastures, but few take time for Me to minister to them.

Pray for families. This is to be a day of rest as ordained by My Father many years ago. It is the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is to be a day when thoughts turn heavenward. Take this day and cease from your own works. Come into My presence with singing and rejoicing. Lay every care upon Me. As your good Shepherd, I want you to be care free. Sheep are carefree because they trust their shepherd to go ahead of them and prepare the way. They follow his lead. I want you to follow My lead today, but first you must spend time with Me. How can you obey My instructions without spending time in My Word and time in My presence?

You will have a peaceful day and a joyful day if you will pray about everything and be anxious in nothing. The enemy's plan is to distract you from the awareness of My presence with you. Avoid strife at all costs and see those in your family as My treasures. Treat them as such and you will have a fruitful day.

PSALM 23; PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FEAST OF TABERNACLES

I love a party. When you read about My life, you soon discover that I love to attend parties and I attended every Feast prescribed by My Father. Some people see My Father as a stern, taskmaster. This is such a wrong image, and I came to Earth to reveal His true character of mercy, love, and grace. Mercy and judgment met together when I was on Earth and I am now assigned to judge all things. My sacrifice paved the way for you to be delivered from sin and eternal death.

My Father appointed several feasts that included dining. Sukkot is one of those feasts. Today Sukkot, the Feast of Taberncacles begins. This is a time where families gather under their sukkahs to have meals together for seven days. This Feast is the most joyful of all feasts.

My Father and I want to dine with you daily as you feed yourself the "Bread of Life," by enjoying My presence with you and reading My Word. Remember I said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me." I give you that invitation today and I look forward to celebrating Sukkot with you.

LEVITICUS 23:33-42; REVELATION 3:20

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

POSITIONS

During your lifetime you may experience the following positions - slipping, sliding and gliding. I know this seems strange to you, but let Me explain. You will avoid slipping off the path I have prepared for you daily if you will every morning slip into My arms. I know you cannot see Me, but allow Me to minister to you and give you a good morning hug when you spend time with Me in My presence. Trust the day to Me and know that I will support you throughout the day.
The awareness of My presence with you will keep you on track.

Avoid sliding downward. You backslide when you return to old patterns of thinking and behavior. Allow My Spirit to lead you moment by moment and you will avoid backsliding. As you follow His lead, He will help you glide through the day.

Bind hindering spirits in My blood and tell them to go where I will deal with them. The enemy would love to block your path. However, when you know with assurance the position I have purchased for you, you will have victory over the enemy. You are seated with Me above all those demonic spirits that would seek to hinder you.

Allow My Spirit today to cause you to soar above all hindrances. Keep your mind centered upon Me throughout this day and you will be able accomplish all that I have for you to do today.

EPHESIANS 2:6

Monday, September 20, 2010

GET SET

"Ready, get set, go!" is the command given to a runner at the start of a race. If the runner goes ahead of the sound of the starting gun, he has to line up again because he had a false start. I do not want you ever to have a false start to each day.

To be ready for what is ahead of you each day, you need to wait patiently for the sound of My voice. I have much to tell you at the beginning of each day, but unless you take time to read My Word and to listen to My voice, you will miss My instructions and exhortations.

My promise to all those who take the time to wait upon Me is that I will renew their strength. They will run and not be weary and they will walk and not faint. Every morning, take time in My presence. Wait quietly so that you will not miss the starting sound of the day - My voice speaking to you Spirit to spirit.

Never run in the power of your own self-effort. When you do this, you will get worn out. When you take time to wait upon Me, I can redeem your time throughout the day and at the end of the day you will thank Me for a fruitful day. When you take time to wait upon Me, you will run with the wind of My Spirit behind you and the joy of My presence before you.

ISAIAH 40:31

Sunday, September 19, 2010

HEART

"Rend your heart, and not your garments." Before I was crucified, the high priest tore his garments and then accused me of blasphemy. As the high priest, he was never to tear his garments because those garments were holy. I wanted his heart to turn to me, but instead he accused me.

When I died on the tree, I paved the way for you to wear a righteous robe. I have made you a priest in My Kingdom. That righteous robe will not be torn. It is an everlasting robe that will go with you into eternity. Your heart is what is important to Me. You are a priest unto Me, and because you wear this robe, I call you to love as I love and to forgive as I forgive. Whenever your heart is hardened by unforgiveness, envy, anger, or pride, I want you to remember that you wear My righteous robe. Give your heart to Me and ask Me to cleanse your heart of those things that hinder My love from flowing freely through you.

You have just completed the "Days of Awe," a time of reflection and repentance. I desire to change your heart in this year of 5771 according to Hebrew calendar. True repentance always is proven by the fruit it produces. The fruit of My love is what I want to produce in you. Ask Me to create in you a clean heart and a right Spirit and loving attitude towards others.

JOEL 2:12-14; MARK 14:60-64

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ATONEMENT

All over the world today My Jewish brothers and sisters are observing the "Day of Atonement." This is a holy day to be observed for all generations. It is a day to confess your sins and to break curses and vows.

For you it is a day of rejoicing because you received My blood sacrifice for your sins. When I died on the tree, My shed blood provided more than just a covering for your sins. When you believed in your heart that I died for your sins, was raised from the dead, and now sit on the right hand of My Father, you received forgiveness for your sins - past, present, and future. I removed your sins and I remember them no more.

You can rejoice because you know with full assurance that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Father accepted My perfect sacrifice, and My shed blood purchased the great joy of being made righteous in My Father's eyes. You now can be one with Me and My Father. Remember to pray today for all those who do not yet know Me as their Lord and Savior. Pray that they will read what I did for them in Isaiah 53. I am unveiling the eyes of many Jewish people today, and they will know Me as their Messiah.

LEVITICUS 17:11; ISAIAH 53; ROMANS 10:8-10